Crime fiction & true crime 2016

Montalbano's First Case and Other Stories

Montalbano’s First Case and Other Stories

Andrea Camilleri

A personal anthology of Andrea Camilleri's favourite short stories, all starring the much loved Inspector Montalbano.

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Night School

Lee Child

In the morning, they gave Reacher a medal. And in the afternoon, they sent him back to school. Night School takes Reacher back to his army days, but this time he's not in uniform. With trusted sergeant Frances Neagley at his side,...

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Rather be the Devil

Rather be the Devil

Ian Rankin

In a tale of twisted power, deep-rooted corruption and bitter rivalries, Rather Be the Devil showcases Rankin and Rebus at their unstoppable best.

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Cross the Line

Cross the Line

James Patterson

Shots ring out in the early morning hours in the suburbs of Washington, DC. When the smoke clears, a prominent police official lies dead, leaving the city's police force scrambling for answers. Under pressure from the mayor, Alex...

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Cold Earth

Cold Earth

Ann Cleeves

Originally published: London: Macmillan, 2016.

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The Wrong Side of Goodbye

The Wrong Side of Goodbye

Michael Connelly

The gripping new Harry Bosch thriller from global bestseller Michael Connelly.

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Lying in Wait

Lying in Wait

Liz Nugent

The last people who expect to be mixing with a drug-addicted prostitute are a respected judge and his society maven wife. And they certainly don't plan to kill her and bury her in their exquisite suburban garden. Yet Andrew and...

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Pendulum

Pendulum

Adam Hamdy

An everyman is targeted for death by a serial killer in this high-concept, searing novel that looks at the way that we now live our lives. A twisting, dangerous journey through a digital underworld, it heralds Adam Hamdy as an...

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The Fourth Victim

The Fourth Victim

Mari Jungstedt

On the beautiful Swedish island of Gotland, terror shatters the calm. An armed robbery is over in minutes, leaving a little girl on the road, hit by the getaway car. Desperate to find those responsible, the police track down one...

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Lovemurder

Lovemurder

Saul Black

The second spine-chilling serial-killer thriller featuring homicide detective Valerie Hart from the author of the critically-acclaimed The Killing Lessons.

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Turbo Twenty-Three

Turbo Twenty-Three

Janet Evanovich

Speed is the name of the game as Stephanie Plum returns in TURBO TWENTY-THREE - the thrilling, fast-paced new adventure from No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich.

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The Bone Collection: Four Novellas

The Bone Collection: Four Novellas

Kathy Reichs

A collection of chilling tales featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan. It also includes the untold story of her first case.

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The Ice Lands

The Ice Lands

Steinar Bragi

Set against Iceland's volcanic hinterlands, four thirty-somethings from Reykjavik - the reckless hedonist Egill; the recovering alcoholic Hrafin; and their partners Anna and Vigdis - embark on an ambitious camping trip, their jeep...

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Beyond the Truth

Beyond the Truth

Anne Holt, Anne Bruce

The gripping seventh instalment of Anne Holt's bestselling Hanne Wilhelmsen series: a wealthy Oslo family is murdered and the surviving family members are all acting guilty, because they all have something to hide. How will Hanne...

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Signal Loss

Signal Loss

Garry Disher

The gripping seventh novel in the Peninsula Crimes series sees Inspector Challis and Sergeant Destry on the hunt for a serial rapist, while Australia's ice epidemic starts encroaching on their beat.

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The Whistler

The Whistler

John Grisham

The most corrupt judge in US history. A young investigator with a secret informant. Worldwide bestseller John Grisham will keep you on the edge of your seat with his electrifying new thriller.

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Cut

Cut

Marc Raabe

Fast and furious - a stunning thriller debut for fans of Stieg Larsson.

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The Ice Child

The Ice Child

Camilla Lackberg

No. 1 international bestseller and Swedish crime sensation Camilla Lackberg's new psychological thriller featuring Detective Patrick Hedstrom and Erica Falck - irresistible for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo.

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The Chemist

The Chemist

Stephenie Meyer

The gripping new thriller from international bestselling author Stephenie Meyer

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The Tao Deception: A Tori Swyft Thriller

The Tao Deception: A Tori Swyft Thriller

John M. Green

'The Da Vinci Code meets James Bond'. An explosive tale of espionage and international political intrigue from John M. Green

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Moskva

Moskva

Jack Grimwood

Christmas Eve 1985 - The shaved, exsanguinated body of a young man is found in Red Square; frozen solid - like marble to the touch - missing the little finger from his right hand. A week later, Alex Marston, the fifteen year old...

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Old Scores

Old Scores

David Whish-Wilson

It s the early 1980s: the heady days of excess, dirty secrets and personal favours. Former detective Frank Swann is still in disgrace, working as a low-rent PI. But when he s offered a security job by the premier s fixer, it soon...

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The Widow

The Widow

Fiona Barton

Jean Taylor's life was blissfully ordinary. Nice house, nice husband. Glen was all she'd ever wanted. Jean was married to a man everyone thought capable of unimaginable evil. But now Glen is dead and she's alone for the first...

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Murder at Myall Creek

Murder at Myall Creek

Mark Tedeschi

One of the most shocking murder trials in Australia's legal history, and the tribulations of the man who conducted it.

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Dr. Knox

Peter Spiegelman

The first in a crime series about the new, disillusioned Robin Hood of skid row, Los Angeles

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Never Alone

Never Alone

Elizabeth Haynes

Elizabeth Haynes' new psychological thriller is a brilliantly suspenseful and shocking story in which nothing is at it seems, but everything is at stake.

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The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories

The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories

P. D. James

As the acknowledged 'Queen of Crime', the author was frequently commissioned by newspapers and magazines to write a special short story for Christmas. In this book, four of the best Christmas stories have been drawn from the...

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The Trespasser

Tana French

A searing novel of psychological suspense from the multi-award-winning author of Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller In the Woods

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Magpie Murders

Magpie Murders

Anthony Horowitz

Author of Moriarty and Trigger Mortis, Anthony Horowitz offers up a whodunit like no other in this fiendishly clever new novel.

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Dead in the Water

Dead in the Water

Tania Chandler

Dead in the Water is about trying to escape the cycle of trauma. It delves into the darkness beneath the surface of fear, betrayal, and revenge, to find a glimmer of hope.

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The Silence Between Breaths

The Silence Between Breaths

Cath Staincliffe

Eight strangers on a train. One deadly secret

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Slaughter Park

Slaughter Park

Barry Maitland

In this, the final book of the Belltree Trilogy, DS Harry Belltree has gone bush. His obsessive pursuit of justice has cost him everything - his job, his marriage and his newborn child - but then his estranged wife disappears,...

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The Hit

The Hit

Nadia Dalbuono

When the family of Micky Polletti, a top television executive, goes missing, Leone Scamarcio is called to investigate. Everyone, it seems - from premier league footballers to jilted starlets and cabinet ministers - has an axe to...

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Lady Cop Makes Trouble

Lady Cop Makes Trouble

Amy Stewart

The best-selling author of Girl Waits with Gun returns with another adventure featuring the fascinating, feisty, and unforgettable Kopp sisters.

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Into the Darkness: The Mysterious Death of Phoebe Handsjuk

Into the Darkness: The Mysterious Death of Phoebe Handsjuk

Robin Bowles

On 2 December 2010, the body of a 23-year-old woman was found at the bottom of the rubbish chute in the luxury Balencea tower apartments in St Kilda Road, Melbourne, twelve floors below the apartment she shared with her boyfriend,...

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Darktown

Darktown

Thomas Mullen

Darktown is a relentlessly gripping, highly intelligent crime novel set in Atlanta in 1948, a city rife with corruption, racism and violence, perfect for readers of Attica Locke's Black Water Rising and James Ellroy's L.A....

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Closed Casket: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery

Closed Casket: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery

Sophie Hannah, Agatha Christie

Hercule Poirot returns in another brilliant murder mystery that can only be solved by the eponymous Belgian detective and his 'little grey cells'.

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They All Love Jack: Busting the Ripper

They All Love Jack: Busting the Ripper

Bruce Robinson

A book like no other - the tale of a gripping quest to discover the identity of history's most notorious murderer and a literary high-wire act from the legendary writer and director of Withnail and I.

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Pablo Escobar: My Father

Pablo Escobar: My Father

Juan Pablo Escobar

When Pablo Escobar died, his then teenage son vowed revenge. But he quickly recognised that meant following in his father's footsteps. With his change of heart, he denounced the Pablo Escobar legacy. In this book, he presents a...

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The Rules of Backyard Cricket

The Rules of Backyard Cricket

Jock Serong

Unusual crime thriller, two brothers share a love of cricket and rise to fame but their character differences divide them.

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 Read reviewTell the Truth, Shame the Devil

Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil

Melina Marchetta

Melina Marchetta's gripping new novel Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil is part family saga, part crime fiction, and wholly unputdownable.Chief Inspector Bish Ortley of the London Met, divorced and still...

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Nothing Short Of Dying: A Clyde Barr Thriller

Nothing Short Of Dying: A Clyde Barr Thriller

Erik Storey

A remarkable debut thriller, Nothing Short of Dying brings to the genre an intriguing new protagonist in the mould of Lee Child's Jack Reacher

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Precious and Grace

Precious and Grace

Alexander McCall Smith

Precious and Grace is a story about life at Botswana's leading No. 1 Ladies' detective agency.

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 Special priceThe Jealous Kind

The Jealous Kind

James Lee Burke

New York Times bestseller James Lee Burke returns with his latest masterpiece.

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Black Night Falling

Black Night Falling

Rodney A. Reynolds

Having left Texarkana for the safety of the West Coast, reporter Charlie Yates finds himself drawn back to the South, to Hot Springs, Arkansas, as an old acquaintance asks for his help. This time it's less of a story Charlie's...

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The Owl Always Hunts at Night

The Owl Always Hunts at Night

Samuel Bjork

When a young woman is found dead, what the police find at the scene is unexpected. The body is posed, the scene laboriously set. And there is almost no forensic evidence to be found. Detective Mia Kruger has been signed off work...

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The Kept Woman

The Kept Woman

Karin Slaughter

A body is discovered in an empty Atlanta warehouse. It's the body of an ex-cop, and from the moment Special Agent Will Trent walks in he knows this could be the most devastating case of his career. Bloody footprints leading away...

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The Satanic Mechanic: A Tannie Maria Mystery

The Satanic Mechanic: A Tannie Maria Mystery

Sally Andrew

The second instalment in the Tannie Maria Mystery crime series, a dark and delicious follow up to Recipes for Love and Murder

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 Read reviewWilde Lake

Wilde Lake

Laura Lippman

'Lu' Brant is the newly elected - and first female - state's attorney of Howard County, Maryland, a job in which her revered father famously served. Fiercely intelligent and ambitious, she sees an opportunity to make her name by...

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Under the Harrow

Under the Harrow

Flynn Berry

Enchantingly dark, a novel for dark psychological gems

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The Serpent's Sting

The Serpent’s Sting

Robert Gott

William Power, actor and sometime-private inquiry agent, has returned from the Northern Territory, shaken, stirred, and generally discombobulated. I survived the tropics with my life and my looks intact, despite the best efforts...

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Man in the Corner

Man in the Corner

Nathan Besser

When David's wife confesses that she was once a prostitute, the revelation doesn't disturb him, he considers it simply an error of youth. But the following night David collapses from a rare brain disease and within a few months...

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I am Behind You

I am Behind You

John Ajvide Lindqvist, Marlaine Delargy

A heartbreaking and horrifying horror from the author of Let the Right One In

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The Falls

The Falls

B. Michael Radburn

Damaged but not yet broken after an ordeal in Tasmania's wilderness, park ranger Taylor Bridges believes his ghosts are in the past until a raging forest fire in an isolated canyon of Eldritch Falls lays bare the remains of a...

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The Wrong Hand

The Wrong Hand

Jane Jago

When two-year-old Benjamin is lured away from his mother at a shopping centre and brutally murdered, the last people anyone would suspect are two little boys . . .Ten years later the perpetrators are released under new...

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Devour

Devour

L. A. Larkin

DEVOUR is an action-packed conspiracy thriller with a spine-chilling psychological thriller sub-plot; an enthralling female central character; and a climax that will leave you breathless.

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Dead Men Don't Order Flake

Dead Men Don’t Order Flake

Sue Williams

On the night Leo Stone returns-notionally from the dead, in reality from the Democratic Republic of the Congo-Cass Tuplin gets a call from Gary Kellett. A call about an actual dead person: Gary's daughter, killed in a car crash....

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A Climate of Fear

A Climate of Fear

Fred Vargas, Sian Reynolds

A woman is found murdered in her bathtub, and the murder made to look like a suicide. But a strange symbol found at the crime scene leads the local police to call Commissaire Adamsberg and his team. When the symbol is found near...

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Sunset City

Melissa Ginsburg

A taut, erotically charged literary noir set in Houston about a woman caught up in her friend's shocking murder, and the dark truths she uncovers.

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 Read reviewBlack Teeth

Black Teeth

Zane Lovitt

Gritty, witty noirish urban crime. Jason Ginaff's reconnection with his estranged father leads him to investigate a decades-old murder.

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A Midsummer's Equation

A Midsummer’s Equation

Keigo Higashino

From the bestselling author of The Devotion of Suspect X and Malice comes a story about dark secrets and murder, where everyone has something to hide in a community that has everything to lose.

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The Poison Artist

Jonathan Moore

Imagine an updated Vertigo: darker, more scary but just as hypnotically seductive

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I'm Thinking of Ending Things

I’m Thinking of Ending Things

Iain Reid

Jake and his girlfriend are on a drive to visit his parents at their remote farm. After dinner at the family home, things begin to get worryingly strange. And when he leaves her stranded in a snowstorm at an abandoned high school...

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A Dying Breed

A Dying Breed

Peter Hanington

Between the frontline and the news... ...lies the truth.

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Cambodia Noir

Cambodia Noir

Nick Seeley

A high-octane thriller with a heart-stopping conclusion about a mysterious American woman who disappears into the Cambodian underworld, and the photojournalist who tracks her through the clues left in her diary.

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You Could Do Something Amazing with Your Life (You are Raoul Moat)

You Could Do Something Amazing with Your Life (You are Raoul Moat)

Andrew Hankinson

A work of narrative non-fiction that is based on the last days of the fugitive Raoul Moat, a Geordie bodybuilder and mechanic who became nationally notorious in Britain one hot summer's week when, after killing his ex-girlfriend's...

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Famous Detective Stories: True Tales of Australian Crime

Famous Detective Stories: True Tales of Australian Crime

National Library of Australia

From the notorious Louisa Collins in 1880s NSW, who murdered two husbands with rat poison, to a blazing shoot-out featuring prominent underworld figure Antonio Martini at Taronga Zoo in the 1940s, this book features stories of...

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The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer

The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer

Kate Summerscale

The gripping, fascinating account of a shocking murder case that sent late Victorian Britain into a frenzy, by the bestselling, multi-award-winning author of The Suspicions of Mr Whicher

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 Read reviewA Murder Without Motive: the Killing of Rebecca Ryle

A Murder Without Motive: the Killing of Rebecca Ryle

Martin McKenzie-Murray

In 2004, the body of a young Perth woman was found on the  grounds of a primary school. Her name was Rebecca Ryle. The killing  would mystify investigators, lawyers, and psychologists - and profoundly  rearrange the...

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The Ashes of London

The Ashes of London

Andrew Taylor

From the No.1 best-selling author of The American Boy and The Silent Boy comes a brand new historical thriller set during the time of the Great Fire of London. The first of an exciting new series of novels.

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Ghost Girls

Ghost Girls

Cath Ferla

Winter in Sydney. The city is brimming with foreign students. Sophie Sandilands takes a job teaching at an English language school. When one of her students leaps to her death it becomes clear that lurking within the psyche of...

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Girl Waits with Gun

Girl Waits with Gun

Amy Stewart

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Drunken Botanist comes an enthralling novel based on the forgotten true story of one of the nation s first female deputy sheriffs.

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The Method

The Method

Shannon Kirk

What would you do if you were kidnapped and held captive whilst heavily pregnant? Would you submit, or would you subvert? Lisbeth Salander meets Pierre Lemaitre's Alex in this original debut thriller with a heroine like no...

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The Whites

The Whites

Harry Brandt, Richard Price

Every cop has a personal 'White': a criminal who got away with murder - or worse - and was able to slip back into life, leaving the victim's family still seeking justice, the cop plagued by guilt.

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