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

Cold Earth is the seventh book in Ann Cleeves' Shetland series - a major BBC One drama starring Douglas Henshall. In the dark days of a Shetland winter, torrential rain triggers a landslide that crosses the...

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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 Scholl Case: The Deadly End of a Marriage

The Scholl Case: The Deadly End of a Marriage

Anja Reich-Osang

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

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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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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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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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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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 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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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

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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 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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Bad Blood

Bad Blood

Gary Kemble

Freelance journalist Harry Hendrick is beginning to realise that you're only as good as your last exclusive, and buzz doesn't pay the bills, when he's blackmailed by the police into investigating a series of bizarre suicides. <br...

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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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A Quiet Life

A Quiet Life

Natasha Walter

Wife. Mother. Spy.

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The Hanging Club

The Hanging Club

Tony Parsons

A band of vigilante executioners roam London's hot summer nights, abducting evil men and hanging them by the neck until dead. As the bodies pile up and riots explode across the sweltering city, DC Max Wolfe hunts a gang of killers...

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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 Final Murder

The Final Murder

Anne Holt

Johanne Vik and Adam Stubo set out to solve a series of celebrity killings in a gripping thriller from Norway's bestselling female crime writer.

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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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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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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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Bull Mountain

Bull Mountain

Brian Panowich

In the mountains of North Georgia, a small town sheriff is forced to confront his family's past... and present.

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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 Trap

The Trap

Melanie Raabe, Imogen Taylor

English translation originally published in 2015 in Australia by the Text Publishing Company.

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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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