Crime fiction & true crime 2018

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Keigo Higashino, Giles Murray

From the international bestseller Keigo Higashino, author of The Devotion of Suspect X, comes one of his finest works of crime fiction yet.

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The Feral Detective

The Feral Detective

Jonathan Lethem

Jonathan Lethem's first detective novel since Motherless Brooklyn.   

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My Sister, the Serial Killer

My Sister, the Serial Killer

Oyinkan Braithwaite

A blackly comic novel about lies, love, Lagos, and how blood is thicker - and more difficult to get out of the carpet - than water.   

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The Slipping Place

The Slipping Place

Joanna Baker

A stunningly compulsive, darkly suspenseful Australian crime novel that asks how far we would go to protect someone we love.   

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Man at the Window

Man at the Window

Robert Jeffreys

An atmospheric crime novel with a burning moral dilemma at its heart, for fans of Michael Robotham, Jane Harper and Gary Disher.

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Still Lives

Still Lives

Maria Hummel

A young editor at an LA art museum finds herself pulled into the disturbing and dangerous world of a famous artist who goes missing on the opening night of her shocking new exhibition.  

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The Widows of Malabar Hill

The Widows of Malabar Hill

Sujata Massey

1920s India: Perveen Mistry, Bombay's first female lawyer, is investigating a suspicious will on behalf of three Muslim widows living in full purdah when the case takes a turn toward the murderous. The author of the Agatha and...

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The Root of Evil

The Root of Evil

Hakan Nesser, Sarah Death

The second installment in Hakan Nesser's Inspector Barbarotti quintet: a series of letters detailing future murders arrives on Inspector Barbarotti's very own doorstep...

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 Special price Read reviewThe Lost Man

The Lost Man

Jane Harper

For readers who loved The Dry and Force of Nature, Jane Harper has once again created a powerful story of suspense, set against a dazzling landscape.

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Look Alive Twenty-Five

Look Alive Twenty-Five

Janet Evanovich

The twisty and gripping new adventure in the unputdownable Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich.    

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The Reckoning

The Reckoning

John Grisham

John Grisham returns to Clanton, Mississippi, to tell the story of an unthinkable murder, the bizarre trial that followed it, and its profound and lasting effect on the people of Ford County.    

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Kingdom of the Blind (A Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery, Book 14)

Kingdom of the Blind (A Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery, Book 14)

Louise Penny

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

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Long Road to Mercy

Long Road to Mercy

David Baldacci

Long Road to Mercy is the exciting first novel in David Baldacci's series featuring female protagonist, Atlee Pine, FBI.

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The Wych Elm

The Wych Elm

Tana French

A spellbinding standalone from a literary writer who turns the crime genre inside out, The Wych Elm asks what we become, and what we're capable of, if we no longer know who we are.

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The Moscow Sleepers: A Liz Carlyle Novel

The Moscow Sleepers: A Liz Carlyle Novel

Stella Rimington

First published in 2018 in Great Britain --Title page verso.

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Killing Eve: No Tomorrow (Villanelle Book 2)

Killing Eve: No Tomorrow (Villanelle Book 2)

Luke Jennings

Jason Bourne meets The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in an outrageously entertaining thriller.     

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Dark Sacred Night (A Ballard and Bosch novel)

Dark Sacred Night (A Ballard and Bosch novel)

Michael Connelly

LAPD Detective Renee Ballard teams up with Harry Bosch in a new blockbuster crime thriller from the #1 bestselling author Michael Connelly.

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Heaven Sent

Heaven Sent

Alan Carter

Detective Sergeant Philip ‘Cato' Kwong is light on sleep but high on happiness with his new wife Sharon Wang and their baby girl. But contentment is not compatible with life in the Job, and soon a series of murders of...

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The Stranger Diaries

The Stranger Diaries

Elly Griffiths

The chilling new stand-alone thriller from the bestselling author of the Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries.   

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The Spite Game

The Spite Game

Anna Snoekstra

Anna Snoekstra's The Spite Game is Liane Moriarty meets Stephen King: a walk on the darker side of domestic suspense with toe-dips into horror. The cinematic writing style and taut pacing that landed Anna's Only Daughter in...

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Holy Ghost

Holy Ghost

John Sandford

The entire town is in on the scam... and someone's going to make them pay.

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The Sentence is Death

The Sentence is Death

Anthony Horowitz

Passion, deception, an unexplained death and a detective with quite a lot to hide lie at the heart of Anthony Horowitz's brilliant new murder mystery, the second in the bestselling series starring Private Investigator Daniel...

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In a House of Lies

In a House of Lies

Ian Rankin

The iconic Ian Rankin returns with a new Detective John Rebus novel - this year's essential must-read bestseller.    

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The Winters

The Winters

Lisa Gabriele

An addictively suspenseful new novel set in the glamorous world of the New York Hamptons, about secrets that refuse to remain buried and consequences that cannot be escaped.    

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 Read reviewThe Spotted Dog

The Spotted Dog

Kerry Greenwood

Corinna Chapman, baker extraordinaire, talented sleuth, stalwart friend and lover, is back!   

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 Special priceNovember Road

November Road

Lou Berney

Set against the assassination of JFK, a poignant and evocative crime novel that centres on a desperate cat-and-mouse chase across 1960s America - a story of unexpected connections, daring possibilities, and the hope of second...

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Miss Kopp Just Won't Quit

Miss Kopp Just Won’t Quit

Amy Stewart

Constance Kopp, America's first female deputy sheriff, is back in another unforgettable romp by Historical Writers' Association-longlisted international bestseller Amy Stewart.

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The Girl without Skin

The Girl without Skin

Mads Peder Nordbo, Charlotte Barslund

When a mummified Viking corpse is discovered in a crevasse out on the edge of an ice sheet, journalist Matthew Cave is sent to cover the story. The next day the mummy is gone, and the body of the policeman who was keeping watch is...

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Lethal White

Lethal White

Robert Galbraith

Lethal White is both a gripping mystery and the page-turning next instalment in the highly acclaimed series featuring Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott, written by J.K. Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. ...

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Wedderburn: A True Tale of Blood and Dust

Wedderburn: A True Tale of Blood and Dust

Maryrose Cuskelly

The story of a grisly triple murder in Central Victoria in October 2014 - contemporary Australian true crime at its best.   

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The Boy at the Keyhole

The Boy at the Keyhole

Stephen Giles

Just like a classic Hitchcock thriller, The Boy at the Keyhole is a dark and compelling story of a nine-year-old boy and his housekeeper, who he begins to suspect of murder...   

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Last Time I Lied: The New York Times bestseller perfect for fans of A. J. Finn's The Woman in the Window

Last Time I Lied: The New York Times bestseller perfect for fans of A. J. Finn’s The Woman in the Window

Riley Sager

The next big thriller from the author of the word-of-mouth sensation Final Girls

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 Read reviewLeave No Trace

Leave No Trace

Mindy Mejia

A hostile wilderness is watching you. Spine-chilling thriller from the author of The Last Act of Hattie Hoffman for fans of Jane Harper's Force of Nature and Chris Whitaker's Tall Oaks

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The Colours of all the Cattle

The Colours of all the Cattle

Alexander McCall Smith

The new Botswana book from bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith, this is Mma Ramotswe's nineteenth wonderful adventure.

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 Special priceThe Fox

The Fox

Frederick Forsyth

The master storyteller is back with a classic race-against-time thriller with a modern edge.

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The Ones You Trust

The Ones You Trust

Caroline Overington

From the bestselling author of The One Who Got Away comes a gripping new psychological thriller that will have you thinking twice about who in your life you can really trust ...

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The Sunday Girl

The Sunday Girl

Pip Drysdale

The Girl on the Train meets Before I Go to Sleep with a dash of Bridget Jones in this chilling tale of love gone horribly wrong ...

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Murder Mile

Murder Mile

Lynda La Plante

Four brutal murders, a city living in fear, a killer on the streets...Prime Suspect's Jane Tennison returns in the 4th book in the bestselling Tennison series, from the doyenne of crime fiction.

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The Wolf Hour

The Wolf Hour

Sarah Myles

A gripping thriller set in Africa about a young aid worker in danger and the lengths to which her family will go to save her. Edge-of-your-seat suspense combines with a compelling family drama in this story of power, greed and...

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A Shot in the Dark: A Constable Twitten Mystery 1

A Shot in the Dark: A Constable Twitten Mystery 1

Lynne Truss

The first book in a charming and witty new crime series from much-loved author Lynne Truss.  

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Scrublands

Scrublands

Chris Hammer

Set in a fictional Riverina town at the height of a devastating drought, Scrublands is one of the most powerful, compelling and original crime novels to be written in Australia.

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Greenlight

Greenlight

Benjamin Stevenson

A nail-biting thriller that turns popular true-crime such as Serial and Making A Murderer on its head, Greenlight will shock with twists and turns you'll never see coming.

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The Thin Blue Line

The Thin Blue Line

Christoffer Carlsson, Michael Gallagher

Two words were written on the back of her photo: help me.

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The Katharina Code (The Cold Case Quartet, Book 1)

The Katharina Code (The Cold Case Quartet, Book 1)

Jorn Lier Horst, Anne Bruce

The first instalment in the Cold Case Quartet from the international bestseller.

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 Read reviewTrace: Who Killed Maria James?

Trace: Who Killed Maria James?

Rachael Brown

The riveting inside story of a journalist's cold-case investigation of a shocking murder.

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Confessions of the Fox

Confessions of the Fox

Jordy Rosenberg

'Quite simply extraordinary... Imagine if Maggie Nelson, Daphne du Maurier and Daniel Defoe collaborated.' Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent

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Wild Fire

Wild Fire

Ann Cleeves

From Award-Winning and Sunday Times top five bestseller Ann Cleeves comes the captivating eighth novel in the Shetland Series featuring DI Jimmy Perez in his most personal case to date.

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 Read reviewRetribution

Retribution

Richard Anderson

A rural crime-novel about finding out how to survive and surviving what you find.

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 Read reviewLoose Units

Loose Units

Paul F. Verhoeven

Part father-son story, part true crime, Loose Units is a race through the underbelly of policing as ex-cop John Verhoeven tells all to his son Paul about the crimes, the characters and the pitch-black humour.

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Dead Heat

Dead Heat

Peter Cotton

Detective Darren Glass is back, and the stakes are higher than ever.

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The Greater Good

The Greater Good

Tim Ayliffe

Battered war correspondent John Bailey is a man living on the edge. He's haunted by nightmares of being kidnapped and tortured in Iraq and he's drinking too much to drown the memories. As he battles to get his life back together,...

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The Other Wife

The Other Wife

Michael Robotham

A secret wife. A secret life. A killer who knows. The new bestseller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until its shocking climax, by multi-million-copy selling author Michael Robotham.

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Careless Love: DCI Banks 25

Careless Love: DCI Banks 25

Peter Robinson

The thrilling twenty-fifth instalment in Peter Robinson's Number One bestselling Banks series.

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The Nowhere Child

The Nowhere Child

Christian White

On a break between teaching photography classes, Kim Leamy is approached by a stranger investigating the disappearance of a little girl from her Kentucky home twenty-eight years earlier. He believes she is that girl.

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The Darkest Web

The Darkest Web

Eileen Ormsby

Hitmen for hire, drugs for sale. Inside the dangerous world that lurks beneath the bright, friendly light of your internet screen

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Baby Teeth

Baby Teeth

Zoje Stage

Your husband thinks your daughter's an angel. You know different. She's a monster.

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Perfect Criminals

Perfect Criminals

Jimmy Thomson

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Hangman

Hangman

Jack Heath

Meet Timothy Blake, codename Hangman. Blake is a genius, known for solving impossible cases. He's also a psychopath with a dark secret, and the FBI's last resort.

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Operation Playboy

Operation Playboy

Kathryn Bonella

An exhilarating true-crime thriller revealing the exploits of the world's most audacious drug mules and dealers.

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Lonely Girl

Lonely Girl

Lynne Vincent McCarthy

An isolated young woman accidentally runs down and badly hurts a suspected killer. Terrified for her life, she locks him in her basement. And then she decides to keep him...

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Find You in the Dark

Find You in the Dark

Nathan Ripley

A sophisticated psychological thriller from a fine literary talent that will keep readers guessing until the last page.

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Killer Instinct: Having a Mind for Murder

Killer Instinct: Having a Mind for Murder

Donald Grant

Forensic psychiatrist Donald Grant asks what it is about murder that fascinates us. Is it a chill whisper offear reminding us we too can kill?

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Redemption Point

Redemption Point

Candice Fox

Amanda's conviction for murder a decade ago has left her with some odd behavioural traits, top-to-toe tatts - and a keen eye for killers . Redemption is certainly on the cards - but it may well cost them their lives .

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 Read reviewInto the Night

Into the Night

Sarah Bailey

The riveting follow-up to The ark Lake, acclaimed debut novel and international bestseller.

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Mine

Mine

Susi Fox

What if someone stole your newborn baby and no one believed you?

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I Always Find You

I Always Find You

John Ajvide Lindqvist, Marlaine Delargy

A twisted and surreal new thriller from the bestselling author of Let the Right One In

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The Power Game (The Monsarrat Series Book 3)

The Power Game (The Monsarrat Series Book 3)

Meg Keneally, Tom Keneally

Being the skipper of the cutter that carries all supplies and communications between Tasmania and Maria Island is a powerful position, and a deadly one.

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A Scandal in Bohemia

A Scandal in Bohemia

Gideon Haigh

An unsolved murder takes one of Australia's foremost writers of non-fiction into the 1930s Bohemian demi-monde, exploring the fate of a talented young woman trying to make her way in that artistic, sexualised, ‘liberated'...

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Lillian Armfield

Lillian Armfield

Leigh Straw

The fascinating and unknown story of Australia's first female detective - and a gripping and colourful account of Sydney crime in the 1920s to 1940s

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This I Would Kill For

This I Would Kill For

Anne Buist

Natalie is reluctantly embroiled in a custody dispute where a mother's claims of child sexual abuse are sustained--but who is the abuser?

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Sins as Scarlet

Sins as Scarlet

Nicolas Obregon

Inspector Iwata returns in another exceptionally written thriller set in both Japan and California.

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 Read reviewLive and Let Fry: A Rusty Bore Mystery

Live and Let Fry: A Rusty Bore Mystery

Sue Williams

Feisty, forty-something and fearless, Cass Tuplin isn't exactly the Sherlock Holmes type. Yet as Rusty Bore's peer-appointed private investigator she just can't seem to avoid ending up in hot water.

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I'll Be Gone in the Dark

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark

Michelle McNamara

For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated ten sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple...

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The Escape Room

The Escape Room

Megan Goldin

The heart-stopping new novel of deception and delusion from the bestselling author of The Girl in Kellers Way.

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The President is Missing

The President is Missing

President Bill Clinton, James Patterson

There are things only a President can know. There are things only a President can do. And then there are times when the only option is unthinkable - The President Is Missing- The thriller only a president could write

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Stick Together

Stick Together

Sophie Henaff, Sam Gordon

Anne Capestan returns with her squad to investigate a serial killer with victims all over France

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 Read reviewIf I Die Before I Wake

If I Die Before I Wake

Emily Koch

How do you solve your own murder? An edge-of your seat psychological mystery novel from a thrilling new writer.

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The Quiet Side of Passion

The Quiet Side of Passion

Alexander McCall Smith

The latest novel in Alexander McCall Smith's much-loved Isabel Dalhousie series, which have sold over 1.7m copies

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The Wanted

The Wanted

Robert Crais

The gripping new novel from the master of the intelligent action thriller and author of Suspect, Robert Crais.

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Ice Nation: Cracking an Ice Syndicate

Ice Nation: Cracking an Ice Syndicate

Jason Bray

The extraordinary true story of a violent ice trafficking syndicate that operated in northeast Victoria and southern New South Wales during 2012 and the police operation that cracked it.

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