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

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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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 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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 Read reviewThe 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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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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The Ice Beneath Her

The Ice Beneath Her

Camilla Grebe

A gripping psychological thriller of love, betrayal and obsession with a twist you won't see coming...

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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 Deadly End of a Marriage

The Scholl Case: The Deadly End of a Marriage

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

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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Home

Home

Harlan Coben

A decade ago, kidnappers grabbed two boys and demanded ransom, then went silent. No trace of the boys ever surfaced. For ten years their families have been left with nothing but painful memories and a quiet desperation for the day...

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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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Wolf Boys

Wolf Boys

Dan Slater

At first glance, Gabriel Cardona was the poster boy American teenager: athletic, bright, handsome and charismatic. But the streets of his border town of Laredo, Texas, were poor and dangerous, and it wasn't long before Gabriel,...

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What Remains of Me

What Remains of Me

A. L. Gaylin

June 1980: 17-year-old Kelly Lund is jailed for killing Hollywood film director, John McFadden Thirty years later, Kelly is a free woman. Yet speculation still swirls over what really happened that night. And when her father-in...

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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 One Man

The One Man

Andrew Gross

One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback.

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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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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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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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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 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 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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Lie with Me

Lie with Me

Sabine Durrant

The truth can be deadly... the dazzling new suspense novel from the author of Remember Me This Way.

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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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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 Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door

Shari Lapena

You never know what's happening on the other side of the wall. Your neighbour told you that she didn't want your six-month-old daughter at the dinner party. Your husband said it would be fine. Your daughter was sleeping when you...

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Breaking Cover

Breaking Cover

Stella Rimington

Treachery begins at home

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The Black Widow

The Black Widow

Daniel Silva

No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva delivers another stunning thriller in his latest action-packed tale of high stakes international intrigue featuring the inimitable Gabriel Allon.

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Nomad

Nomad

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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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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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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Fatal Pursuit: Bruno, Chief of Police 9

Fatal Pursuit: Bruno, Chief of Police 9

Martin Walker

The real life disappearance of 'the most beautiful car ever made' sparks a new compelling case for Bruno, Chief of Police

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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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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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The Girl in Green

The Girl in Green

Derek B. Miller

Takes us deep into heart of Iraq, as British journalist Thomas Benton is persuaded by ex-US soldier Arwood Hobbes, and supported by relief worker Marta Strom, to embark on what may be a fools' errand, as they try to atone for...

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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 Unfortunate Englishman

The Unfortunate Englishman

John Lawton

The second book in the new series featuring Joe Wilderness, a portrait of 1960s Berlin and Krushchev's Moscow, centering around the exchange of two spies - a Russian working for the KGB, and an unfortunate Englishman.

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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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 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

The Other Side of Silence

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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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 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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