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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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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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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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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Moskva: 'The new Le Carre' BBC Radio 2 The Sara Cox Show

Moskva: ‘The new Le Carre’ BBC Radio 2 The Sara Cox Show

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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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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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

Anna 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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The Hit

The Hit

Nadia Dalbuono

The investigation of an apparent hit-and-run unravels a tangled web in modern Rome.

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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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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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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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Undertow

Undertow

Elizabeth Heathcote

A heart-pounding psychological thriller for fans of Disclaimer and Apple Tree Yard.

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Killfile: An electrifying thriller with a mind-bending twist

Killfile: An electrifying thriller with a mind-bending twist

Christopher Farnsworth, Farnsworth Radio LLC

A brilliant contemporary thriller with a unique special element - for fans of Inception, Minority Report and Touch by Claire NorthWhen billionaire Everett Sloan hires John Smith to take down his biggest rival, it's not just...

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My Italians: True Stories of Crime and Courage

My Italians: True Stories of Crime and Courage

Roberto Saviano, Anne Milano Appel

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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

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Blood Wedding

Blood Wedding

Pierre Lemaitre, Frank Wynne

A gripping standalone psychological thriller about marriage, manipulation and murder by the internationally bestselling author of Alex

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Dead Men Don't Order Flake: A Rusty Bore Mystery

Dead Men Don’t Order Flake: A Rusty Bore Mystery

Sue Williams

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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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 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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 Read reviewThe Poison Artist

The Poison Artist

Jonathan Moore

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

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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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The Girl in Green

The Girl in Green

Derek 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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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

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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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Hidden Bodies

Hidden Bodies

Caroline Kepnes

For Joe Goldberg, the line between love and murder, desire and obsession, is a narrow one...

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All Things Cease to Appear

All Things Cease to Appear

Elizabeth Brundage

Beginning with an axe murder and ending with cold justice, this novel tells the intimate story of two marriages, in all their loneliness, cruelty and final redemption.

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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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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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Missing

Missing

Melanie Casey

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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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I Am Death

I Am Death

Chris Carter

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

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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 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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Maestra: The shocking international number one bestseller

Maestra: The shocking international number one bestseller

L S Hilton

Sex. Murder. Shoes. A shockingly original and darkly decadent thriller - Gone Girl meets The Talented Mr Ripley.

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Grand Slam

Grand Slam

Kathryn Ledson

Part-time vigilante and PR whiz Erica Jewell's got balls, and right now they're all in the air. She's juggling her house renovation; her hired-gun lover; her company's sponsorship of the Australian Open tennis; a new intern;...

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