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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 Read reviewNight School: (Jack Reacher 21)

Night School: (Jack Reacher 21)

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: The brand new Rebus No.1 bestseller

Rather Be the Devil: The brand new Rebus No.1 bestseller

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: (Alex Cross 24)

Cross the Line: (Alex Cross 24)

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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Pendulum: The explosive thriller you won't be able to put down

Pendulum: The explosive thriller you won’t be able to put down

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: Anders Knutas series 9

The Fourth Victim: Anders Knutas series 9

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 (Author), 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: Peninsula Crimes 7

Signal Loss: Peninsula Crimes 7

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 Number One Bestseller

The Whistler: The Number One Bestseller

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 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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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

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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A Deadly Thaw

A Deadly Thaw

Sarah Ward

Autumn 2004. In Bampton, Derbyshire, Lena Fisher is arrested for suffocating her husband, Andrew. Spring 2016. A year after Lena's release from prison, Andrew is found dead in a disused mortuary. Who was the man Lena killed twelve...

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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 Scholl Case

The Scholl Case

Anja Reich-Osang, Imogen Taylor

Gripping true crime story about sex, marriage, politics and murder in a peaceful German town. 'Serial' meets 'Desperate Housewives.'

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Slaughter Park: The Belltree Trilogy, Book Three

Slaughter Park: The Belltree Trilogy, Book Three

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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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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Wolf Boys: The Extraordinary True Story of Two Teenage Assassins and Mexico's Most Dangerous Drug Cartel

Wolf Boys: The Extraordinary True Story of Two Teenage Assassins and Mexico’s Most Dangerous Drug Cartel

Dan Slater

A chilling true story of two American teens recruited as killers for a Mexican cartel, and their pursuit by an increasingly disillusioned detective.

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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 Dying Detective

The Dying Detective

Leif G. W. Persson

Retired Chief of the National Crime Police and Swedish Security Service Lars Martin Johansson has just suffered a stroke. He is paying the price for a life of excess - stress, good food and fine wine. With his dangerously high...

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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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Tell 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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The Shadow Game

The Shadow Game

Steve Lewis, Chris Uhlmann

Scandal, vengeance, redemption in the third book in the series that inspired Foxtel's Secret City. Beloved yet dishevelled newshound Harry Dunkley has fallen about as low as it's possible to get, disgraced and...

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A Great Reckoning: A Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery, Book 12

A Great Reckoning: A Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery, Book 12

Louise Penny

The new atmospheric and ingenious crime thriller novel, featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, from number one New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny

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Montecristo

Montecristo

Martin Suter

Video journalist Jonas Brand is on a rail journey from Zurich to Basel when stock trader Paolo Contini appears to throw himself from the train to his death. Brand sets his footage of the aftermath of the incident aside to...

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The Knives

The Knives

Richard T. Kelly, II

As Home Secretary in Her Majesty's Government, David Blaylock's work involves the control of Britain's borders, the oversight of her police force, and the struggle against domestic terror threats. Some say the job is impossible;...

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The Owl Always Hunts at Night: (Munch and Kruger Book 2)

The Owl Always Hunts at Night: (Munch and Kruger Book 2)

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 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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When the Music's Over: DCI Banks 23

When the Music’s Over: DCI Banks 23

Peter Robinson

The new DCI Banks book by Number One bestseller Peter Robinson has the team investigating two highly contemporary crimes - each echoing and illuminating the other.

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Breaking Cover

Breaking Cover

Stella Rimington

Treachery begins at home

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Nomad: The Most Explosive Thriller You'Ll Read All Year

Nomad: The Most Explosive Thriller You’Ll Read All Year

James Swallow

Someone has betrayed your country and murdered your friends. You're the only suspect. And the only one who can stop them striking again...

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The Secrets of Wishtide

The Secrets of Wishtide

Kate Saunders

From the bestselling, award-winning novelist Kate Saunders, comes the first in 'The Laetitia Rodd Mysteries', six Victorian detective novels featuring the razor-sharp, crime-solving widow of an archdeacon

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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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The Crime Writer

The Crime Writer

Jill Dawson

A tour de force from the Orange Prize-shorlisted Jill Dawson - at once a brilliant portrait of Patricia Highsmith in all her oddness and a pitch-perfect Highsmith-like tale of duplicity, obsession and murder.

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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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 Read reviewSunset City

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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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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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 RaoulMoat)

You Could Do Something Amazing With Your Life (You Are RaoulMoat)

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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Die of Shame

Die of Shame

Mark Billingham

From number one bestseller Mark Billingham - author of Time of Death and In the Dark, both soon to be major BBC series - comes the year's most surprising crime novel, a compelling story of betrayal, deceit and violent death.

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A Divided Spy: A Gripping Espionage Thriller from the Master of the Modern Spy Novel

A Divided Spy: A Gripping Espionage Thriller from the Master of the Modern Spy Novel

Charles Cumming

From the winner of the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2012 for Best Thriller of the Year comes a gripping and suspenseful new spy novel. Perfect for fans of John le Carre, Charles Cumming is 'the master of the modern spy thriller'...

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 Read reviewThe Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown

The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown

Vaseem Khan

The delightful second novel in the Mumbai-set Baby Ganesh Detective Agency series. When the Koh-i-Noor diamond is stolen from an exhibition of the crown jewels only one man (and his elephant) can crack the case...

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Dark fires shall burn

Dark fires shall burn

Anna Westbrook

Inspired by the true events of an unsolved murder.

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The Wicked Boy: An Infamous Murder in Victorian London

The Wicked Boy: An Infamous Murder in Victorian London

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 Other Side of Silence: Bernie Gunther Thriller 11

The Other Side of Silence: Bernie Gunther Thriller 11

Philip Kerr

Bernie Gunther finds civilian life is not as straightforward as it seems in the latest thriller in this best-selling series

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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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Dangerous To Know: Natalie King, Forensic Psychiatrist

Dangerous To Know: Natalie King, Forensic Psychiatrist

Anne Buist

Natalie King s charismatic new boss needs her help. But there's something terrible in his past that could threaten her life.

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I Am Death

I Am Death

Carter

The terrifying new thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of An Evil Mind.

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The Falling Detective: A Leo Junker Case,

The Falling Detective: A Leo Junker Case,

Christoffer Carlsson

The second instalment in the internationally bestselling Leo Junker series.

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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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