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  • 1979

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    1979

    1979. It is the winter of discontent, and reporter Allie Burns is hunting for the story that will make her name. There are few women in the newsroom and she needs an explosive scoop for the boys’ club to take her seriously. Allie and fellow junior reporter Danny Sullivan aren’t afraid to raise hackles as they expose the underbelly of respectable Scotland. But shining light into the darkness creates powerful enemies. When Allie comes up with a plan to infiltrate a Glasgow terror plot, it’s the break she needs – and much more than just a story. Allie is a woman in a man’s world – and putting a foot wrong could be fatal.

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  • A Beginner’s Guide to Murder

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    A Beginner’s Guide to Murder

    * Longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award 2022 *

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  • A Dangerous Language

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    A Dangerous Language

    When Rowland Sinclair volunteers his services as a pilot to fly the renowned international peace advocate, Egon Kisch, between Fremantle and Melbourne, he is unaware of how hard Australia’s new Attorney General will fight to keep the ‘raging reporter’ off Australian soil. In this, it seems, the government is not alone, as clandestine right-wing militias reconstitute into deadly strike forces. A Communist agent is murdered on the steps of Parliament House and Rowland finds himself drawn into a dangerous world of politics and assassination. A disgraced Minister, an unidentified corpse and an old flame who will not be denied all bring their own special bedlam. Once again, Rowland Sinclair stands against the unthinkable with an artist, a poet and a brazen sculptress by his side.

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    £12.99
  • A Line to Kill

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    A Line to Kill

    There has never been a murder on Alderney. It’s a tiny island, just three miles long and a mile and a half wide. The perfect location for a brand new literary festival. Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne has been invited to talk about his new book. The writer, Anthony Horowitz, travels with him. Very soon they discover that not all is as it should be. Alderney is in turmoil over a planned power line that will cut through it, desecrating a war cemetery and turning neighbour against neighbour. The visiting authors – including a blind medium, a French performance poet and a celebrity chef – seem to be harbouring any number of unpleasant secrets. When the festival’s wealthy sponsor is found brutally killed, Alderney goes into lockdown and Hawthorne knows that he doesn’t have to look too far for suspects. There’s no escape. The killer is still on the island. And there’s about to be a second death.

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  • A Slow Fire Burning

    £20.00

    A Slow Fire Burning

    Laura has spent most of her life being judged. She’s seen as hot-tempered, troubled, a loner. Some even call her dangerous. Miriam knows that just because Laura is witnessed leaving the scene of a horrific murder with blood on her clothes, that doesn’t mean she’s a killer. Bitter experience has taught her how easy it is to get caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. Carla is reeling from the brutal murder of her nephew. She trusts no one: good people are capable of terrible deeds. But how far will she go to find peace? Innocent or guilty, everyone is damaged. Some are damaged enough to kill – look what’s been started.

    £20.00
  • A Tidy Ending

    £16.99

    A Tidy Ending

    From the Sunday Times bestselling author

    ‘Devastating, deceptive and darkly funny. Classic Cannon’ Sarah Winman

    ‘A compellingly crafted, darkly funny and compulsive read, full of twists – and twists on twists – that keeps you guessing until the last page? a joy and a triumph’ Rachel Joyce

    £16.99
  • Acts of Kindness

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    Acts of Kindness

    When Bella Black arrives in a sleepy Wiltshire village, it seems like the perfect place for a new start. A lovely home, exciting job and an attractive colleague or two to take her mind off her recent divorce.

    When people start disappearing, she realises she holds the key to a mystery bigger than she could have ever imagined.

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  • Bad Actors

    £18.99

    Bad Actors

    A governmental think-tank, whose remit is to curb the independence of the intelligence service, has lost one of its key members, and Claude Whelan – one-time head of MI5’s Regent’s Park – is tasked with tracking her down. But the trail leads straight back to the Park itself, with Diana Taverner as chief suspect. Has Diana overplayed her hand at last? What’s her counterpart, Moscow’s First Desk, doing in London? And does Jackson Lamb know more than he’s telling? Over at Slough House, with Shirley Dander in rehab, Roddy Ho in dress rehearsal, and new recruit Ashley Khan turning up the heat, the slow horses are doing what they do best, and adding a little bit of chaos to an already unstable situation.

    SKU: 9781529378702 Category: Tags: ,
    £18.99
  • Before You Knew My Name

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    Before You Knew My Name

    This is not just another novel about a dead girl. When she arrived in New York on her 18th birthday carrying nothing but $600 cash and a stolen camera, Alice was looking for a fresh start. Now, just one month later, she is the city’s latest Jane Doe, an unidentified murder victim. Ruby Jones is also trying to start over; she travelled halfway around the world only to find herself lonelier than ever. Until she finds Alice Lee’s body by the Hudson River. From this first, devastating encounter, the two women form an unbreakable bond. Alice is sure that Ruby is the key to solving the mystery of her life – and death. And Ruby – struggling to forget what she saw that morning – finds herself unable to let Alice go. Not until she is given the ending she deserves.

    £7.99
  • Before You Knew My Name

    £12.99

    Before You Knew My Name

    This is not just another novel about a dead girl. When she arrived in New York on her 18th birthday carrying nothing but $600 cash and a stolen camera, Alice was looking for a fresh start. Now, just one month later, she is the city’s latest Jane Doe, an unidentified murder victim. Ruby Jones is also trying to start over; she travelled halfway around the world only to find herself lonelier than ever. Until she finds Alice Lee’s body by the Hudson River. From this first, devastating encounter, the two women form an unbreakable bond. Alice is sure that Ruby is the key to solving the mystery of her life – and death. And Ruby – struggling to forget what she saw that morning – finds herself unable to let Alice go. Not until she is given the ending she deserves.

    £12.99
  • Beside the Syrian Sea

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    Beside the Syrian Sea

    Jonas is a British spy out in the cold. When his father is kidnapped and held for ransom by ISIS gunmen in Syria, he takes matters into his own hands and begins to steal the only currency he has access to: secret government intelligence. He heads from London to Beirut with a haul of the most sensitive documents imaginable and eventually crosses into Syria to seek his father’s abductors.

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  • Bodies in the Library Short Stories

    £20.00

    Bodies in the Library Short Stories

    Following the great success of our Gothic Fantasy deluxe short story compilations, this latest in the series is packed with amateur detectives solving mysterious murders, suspicious butlers and terrifying encounters. This collection contains a fabulous mix of classic and brand new writing, with contemporary authors from the US, Canada, and the UK.

    SKU: 9781839641862 Category: Tags: ,
    £20.00
  • Both of You

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    Both of You

    In a marriage built on lies, the truth will destroy BOTH OF YOU.

    ‘Absolutely gripping’ Richard Osman

    ‘Chilling ? and entirely unputdownable’ Lisa Jewell

    ‘Had me gasping at the twist’ Ian Rankin

    ‘Ambitious, nail-biting, darkly voyeuristic’ Louise Candlish

    ‘Smart and thought-provoking’ T.M. Logan

    £8.99
  • Breathless

    £14.99

    Breathless

    When struggling journalist Cecily Wong is invited to join an expedition to climb one of the world’s tallest mountains, it seems like the chance of a lifetime. She doesn’t realise how deadly the climb will be. As their small team starts to climb, things start to go wrong. There’s a theft. Then an accident. Then a mysterious note, pinned to her tent: there’s a murderer on the mountain. The higher they get, the more dangerous the climb becomes, and the more they need to trust one another. And that’s when Cecily finds the first body.

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    £14.99
  • Bullet Train

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    Bullet Train

    Satoshi looks like an innocent schoolboy but he is really a viciously cunning psychopath. Kimura’s young son is in a coma thanks to him, and Kimura has tracked him onto the bullet train headed from Tokyo to Morioka to exact his revenge. But Kimura soon discovers that they are not the only dangerous passengers onboard. Nanao, the self-proclaimed ‘unluckiest assassin in the world’, and the deadly partnership of Tangerine and Lemon are also travelling to Morioka. A suitcase full of money leads others to show their hands. Why are they all on the same train, and who will get off alive at the last station?

    SKU: 9781529113396 Category: Tags: ,
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  • Dancing With Death

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    Dancing With Death

    It is the aftermath of the Second World War and the country is in the grips of post-war austerity. Tommy and Duds Lethbridge have inherited a manor house in Buckinghamshire and plan on a weekend-long celebration to keep their minds off the drabness of the times. After a disastrous evening, in the early hours of New Year’s Day, one of the guests is found dead, an apparent suicide. Duds realises that as well as the police, it might be a good idea to call in the services of her good friend Lady Lupin. The Coroner seems convinced that it is indeed suicide. But Lupin is not so sure.

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    £9.99