Crime fiction & true crime 2019

Just Watch Me

Just Watch Me

Jeff Lindsay

A master thief plots an impossible crime - stealing the Iranian Crown Jewels. From the international bestselling author of TV mega-hit Dexter, comes a brilliant new thriller introducing Riley Wolfe.

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Darkness for Light

Darkness for Light

Emma Viskic

All he trusts is betrayal. After heartbreak and trauma, Caleb Zelic is beginning to rebuild his life. He has a new home, a new business and the chance of a happy love life. But people in power have other ideas.

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 Read reviewTrue West

True West

David Whish-Wilson

A fast-paced and unsettling action thriller inspired by historical fact. The book captures Perth's burgeoning Neo-Nazi movement in the late 1980s.

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Unknown Male

Unknown Male

Nicolas Obregon

Tokyo. 2020. As Japan prepares to host the Olympic Games an English exchange student is found bludgeoned to death in a love hotel. She lies in an empty room with only a dead spider for morbid company. Could this be a calling card...

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Death in the East

Death in the East

Abir Mukherjee

The fourth novel in the award-winning Sam Wyndham historical mystery series

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 Special priceThe Strangers We Know

The Strangers We Know

Pip Drysdale

Imagine seeing your loving husband on a dating app. Now imagine that's the best thing that happens to you all week ...

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Under Occupation

Under Occupation

Alan Furst

Spying and subterfuge in occupied Paris from one of the great masters of the spy genre. Inspired by the true story of Polish prisoners in Nazi Germany, who smuggled valuable intelligence to the French resistance.

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Agent Running in the Field

Agent Running in the Field

John le Carré

The greatest chronicler of the age turns his incisive gaze to the tumultuous present in this superb new thriller.

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Criss Cross (Alex Cross 27)

Criss Cross (Alex Cross 27)

James Patterson

Alex Cross must confront a criminal from his past before his master plan to frame him succeeds, in the latest instalment to the bestselling series by James Patterson.  

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The Accomplice

The Accomplice

Joseph Kanon

A heart-pounding and intelligent espionage novel about a Nazi war criminal who was supposed to be dead, the rogue CIA agent on his trail, and the beautiful woman connected to them both

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Twisted Twenty-Six

Twisted Twenty-Six

Janet Evanovich

The twisty and gripping new adventure in the unputdownable Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich, the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of Look Alive Twenty-Five and One for the Money.

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Westwind

Westwind

Ian Rankin

A masterclass in cat-and-mouse espionage suspense - and the last lost novel - from the iconic Number One bestseller Ian Rankin...

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The Siberian Dilemma

The Siberian Dilemma

Martin Cruz Smith

From the `master of the international thriller' (New York Times), comes a new Arkady Renko novel.

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The Night Fire

The Night Fire

Michael Connelly

Harry Bosch and LAPD Detective Renee Ballard come together again on the murder case that obsessed Bosch's mentor, the man who trained him to be a homicide detective - new from #1 bestselling author Michael Connelly.

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Peace

Peace

Garry Disher

A must-read Australian rural crime novel, written by one of the masters of the genre.

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The Guardians

The Guardians

John Grisham

The explosive new thriller from international bestseller John Grisham.

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Quantum

Quantum

Patricia Cornwell

International bestselling author Cornwell delivers pulse-pounding thrills in a series featuring a brilliant and unusual new heroine, cutting-edge cybertechnology, and stakes that are astronomically high.

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Dead Man Switch

Dead Man Switch

Tara Moss

Bestselling author Tara Moss returns to crime fiction with a stunning new series, and a stunning new heroine. Meet PI Billie Walker -- smart and sexy, with a dash of Mae West humour, she's a hard-boiled detective with a...

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 Special priceBlue Moon: (Jack Reacher 24)

Blue Moon: (Jack Reacher 24)

Lee Child

Once in a blue moon, things turn out just right: the new Jack Reacher, the thriller hero we can't get enough of.

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You Don't Know Me

You Don’t Know Me

Sara Foster

A stunning new thriller about the burden of shame from blockbuster author Sara Foster

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The Memory Police

The Memory Police

Yoko Ogawa, Stephen Snyder

The Memory Police is a beautiful, haunting and provocative fable about the power of memory and the trauma of loss, from one of Japan's greatest writers.

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Sarah Jane

Sarah Jane

James Sallis

A spare, sparkling tour de force about one woman's journey to becoming a cop.

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A Minute to Midnight

A Minute to Midnight

David Baldacci

The clock is ticking for Special Agent Pine...

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Bloody Genius (Virgil Flowers, Book 12)

Bloody Genius (Virgil Flowers, Book 12)

John Sandford

Virgil Flowers will have to watch his back - and his mouth - as he investigates a college culture war turned deadly in the latest thriller from #1 New York Times-bestseller John Sandford.

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 Read reviewHeaven, My Home

Heaven, My Home

Attica Locke

The hotly-anticipated sequel to the CWA Dagger-winning Bluebird Bluebird.

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The Butterfly Girl

The Butterfly Girl

Rene Denfeld

Naomi Cottle's sister went missing 20 years ago. Could there be a link to the street children disappearing in a nearby town? And is her sister still alive?

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The Lying Room

The Lying Room

Nicci French

The first standalone psychological suspense novel from Nicci French in 10 years - a major publishing event

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The Shape of Night

The Shape of Night

Tess Gerritsen

The haunting new standalone novel from Tess Gerritsen, bestselling author of the Rizzoli & Isles series.

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Cold Fear

Cold Fear

Mads Peder Nordbo

The new brutal and thrilling Arctic saga from bestselling author Mads Peder Nordbo

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The Burning Land

The Burning Land

George Alagiah

The exhilarating debut political thriller from BBC broadcaster George Alagiah

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Silver

Silver

Chris Hammer

Martin Scarsden returns in the sequel to the bestselling Scrublands.

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Pretty Guilty Women

Pretty Guilty Women

Gina LaManna

Why would four women confess to the same murder? Only they know the answer - and they're not telling. A sharp, twisty and utterly addictive thriller, perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty and Liv Constantine.

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The Wife and the Widow

The Wife and the Widow

Christian White

Brilliant and beguiling, The Wife and The Widow takes you to a cliff edge and asks the question: how well do we really know the people we love?

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Cold Storage

Cold Storage

David Koepp

The astonishing debut novel by the screenwriter of Jurassic Park: a wild and terrifying adventure about three strangers who must work together to contain a highly contagious, deadly organism.

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The Secret of Cold Hill

The Secret of Cold Hill

Peter James

A haunting ghost story by the number one bestselling author Peter James

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The Mitford Scandal

The Mitford Scandal

Jessica Fellowes

The third book in the hit The Mitford Murders series sees maid Louisa Cannon accompany Diana Mitford in turbulent late 1920s Europe, where everything is on the line . . . even your life

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Many Rivers to Cross

Many Rivers to Cross

Peter Robinson

The twenty-sixth instalment of the internationally bestselling DCI Banks series

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To the Land of Long Lost Friends

To the Land of Long Lost Friends

Alexander McCall Smith

The next charming and heartwarming installment in the NO.1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY series, from bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith. This is Mma Ramotswe's twentieth wonderful adventure.

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 Read reviewThe Godmother

The Godmother

Hannelore Cayre, Stephanie Smee

With a gallery of traffickers, dealers, police officers and politicians who are more real than life itself, a sharp and amusing gaze on everyday survival in contemporary France, and an unforgettable woman at its centre, Hannelore...

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 Special priceThe Girl Who Lived Twice

The Girl Who Lived Twice

David Lagercrantz, George Goulding

The sixth in the Millennium series featuring THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO - more than 90 million copies sold worldwide.

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How the Dead Speak

How the Dead Speak

Val McDermid

The next heart-pounding thriller from number one bestseller and queen of crime, Val McDermid

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The Turn of the Key

The Turn of the Key

Ruth Ware

Ruth Ware, the Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller returns with another page-turning psychological thriller.

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The Long Call

The Long Call

Ann Cleeves

Sunday Times bestselling author of the Shetland and Vera Stanhope series, Ann Cleeves returns with the first in a brand new series set in North Devon and featuring Detective Matthew Venn.

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A Better Man

A Better Man

Louise Penny

Gripping and full of suspense, A Better Man is the spellbinding new crime thriller from New York Times number one bestseller, Louise Penny

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Duplicity

Duplicity

Richard Evans

When ruthless political operative Jonathan Wolff is assigned the task of overthrowing corrupt Australian Prime Minister Andrew Gerrard in the federal election campaign, no one is safe from the line of fire.

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The Operators

The Operators

Barry Heard

The Operators is a thrilling yarn of wit, man bags, and old-fashioned ingenuity in the face of a changing world from master storyteller Barry Heard.

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A Dangerous Man

A Dangerous Man

Robert Crais

The brilliant new Elvis Cole thriller from bestselling author Robert Crais.

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Good Girl, Bad Girl

Good Girl, Bad Girl

Michael Robotham

The first in an exciting new series featuring forensic psychologist Cyrus Haven, from world-renowned author Michael Robotham.

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Lady in the Lake

Lady in the Lake

Laura Lippman

When she hears about an unidentified body that's been pulled out of the fountain in Druid Hill Park, Maddie thinks she is about to uncover a story that will finally get her name in print.

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Where the Dead Go

Where the Dead Go

Sarah Bailey

Four years after the events of Into the Night, DS Gemma Woodstock is on the trail of a missing girl in a small coastal town.

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 Read reviewLapse

Lapse

Sarah Thornton

Small town secrets and divisions come bubbling to the surface in Sarah Thornton's gripping debut crime novel.

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Dark Sacred Night

Dark Sacred Night

Michael Connelly

Detective Renee Ballard has faced everything the LAPD's notorious dusk-till-dawn graveyard shift has thrown at her. But, until tonight, she'd never met Harry Bosch -- an ex-homicide detective consumed by this case. ...

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This Poison Will Remain

This Poison Will Remain

Fred Vargas, Sian Reynolds

The multi-million copy bestselling Inspector Adamsberg series returns. After an outbreak of deaths from spider venom, Adamsberg suspects foul play

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Miracle Creek

Miracle Creek

Angie Kim

Both a compelling page-turner and an excavation of identity and the desire for connection, Miracle Creek is a brilliant, empathetic debut from an exciting new voice.

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The Other Mrs Miller

The Other Mrs Miller

Allison Dickson

THE OTHER MRS MILLER is all the things other psychological thrillers claim to be: Gripping, unputdownable - a must-read with a killer unforeseeable twist.

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The Central Park Five

The Central Park Five

Sarah Burns

The Central Park Five holds a reflective mirror up to our present day, going back to another period of rampant race-baiting, racially motivated police misconduct and the point at which Donald Trump made his first foray into US...

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The Poison Garden: The shockingly tense thriller that will have you gripped from the first page

The Poison Garden: The shockingly tense thriller that will have you gripped from the first page

Alex Marwood

Shocking, tense and sharply written, The Poison Garden is the gripping new novel from the international bestseller and Edgar award-winning Alex Marwood.

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Chaos

Chaos

Tom O'Neill, Dan Piepenbring

In those two dark nights in Los Angeles, O'Neill finds the story of California in the sixties: when charlatans mixed with prodigies, free love was as possible as brainwashing, and utopia-or dystopia-was just an acid trip away.

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This is Gomorrah

This is Gomorrah

Tom Chatfield

Set in the technological underbelly of the 21st century, and taking the reader between London, Berlin, Athens and Los Angeles, as well as into terrorist-controlled Syrian cities, This is Gomorrah explores what it means to win, and...

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Those People

Those People

Louise Candlish

The stunning new thriller from the bestselling author of Our House.

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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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 Read reviewSix Minutes

Six Minutes

Petronella McGovern

An unputdownable thriller for fans of Liane Moriarty and Caroline Overington. If you were gripped watching The Cry, you'll be hooked on Six Minutes.

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Girl at Midnight

Girl at Midnight

Katarzyna Bonda

A sensational million-copy best seller in Poland, Girl at Midnight is a page-turning, suspense-filled drama ready to take the the rest of Europe by storm.

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Sanctuary

Sanctuary

Luca D'Andrea

The new award-winning international bestseller by the author of The Mountain

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The Last House Guest

The Last House Guest

Megan Miranda

When a wealthy young woman dies on holiday, her best friend is cast in a cloud of suspicion. A deeply compelling thriller from a New York Times bestselling author.

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The Last Widow

The Last Widow

Karin Slaughter

New York Times bestselling author Karin Slaughter brings back Will Trent and Sara Linton in this superb and timely thriller full of devious twists, disturbing secrets, and shocking surprises you won't see coming.

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Girl in the Rearview Mirror

Girl in the Rearview Mirror

Kelsey Rae Dimberg

A twisty, page-turning debut thriller from Kelsey Rae Dimberg, Girl in the Rearview Mirror is a story about privilege and power, family and obligation, ambition and complicity, and the pull of the past on the present; perfect for...

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Lost You

Lost You

Haylen Beck

You are looking for your son. But she found him first

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The Dangerous Kind

The Dangerous Kind

Deborah O'Connor

Set over a long, dark winter in London and perfect for fans of HE SAID/SHE SAID and Belinda Bauer, THE DANGEROUS KIND is at once a gripping thriller and a stunning portrayal of the monsters that live among us.

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 Read reviewBig Sky

Big Sky

Kate Atkinson

A brilliant new literary crime novel from number one bestseller Kate Atkinson

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The Queen

The Queen

Josh Levin

The Queen is the never-before-told story of a beguilingly complex American character, lost in the rush to create a vicious stereotype. For fans of incredible investigative writing in the vein of David Grann and John...

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A Nearly Normal Family

A Nearly Normal Family

M. T. Edvardsson, Rachel Willson-Broyles

A Nearly Normal Family is the gripping psychological thriller about a mother, a father, and their daughter who is accused of murder. How far would you go to protect your family?

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Call Me Evie

Call Me Evie

J.P. Pomare

An incredible literary thriller for readers of bestsellers such as Gone Girl, Before I Go to Sleep and Girl on the Train from an exciting new Australian voice.   

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The Paris Diversion

The Paris Diversion

Chris Pavone

The explosive sequel to the international bestseller The Expats, The Paris Diversion takes place over the course of one nail-biting day.

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River of Salt

River of Salt

Dave Warner

Former hitman Blake Saunders flees the Philadelphia Mob for a quieter existence in a coastal Australian town. Life in Coral Shoals is perfect and Blake is a new man. But then a young woman's body is found at a local motel. When...

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Cari Mora

Cari Mora

Thomas Harris

From the creator of Hannibal Lecter and The Silence of the Lambs comes a story of evil, greed and the consequences of dark obsession.

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 Read reviewEight Lives

Eight Lives

Susan Hurley

A smart, sophisticated thriller that explores power, class and prejudice, Eight Lives will keep you engrossed until the last page.

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One More Lie

One More Lie

Amy Lloyd

A thrilling new novel of psychological suspense from the award-winning, internationally bestselling author of The Innocent Wife. She wants to forget her past, forget prison, and, most of all, forget Sean. And she is forced to face...

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Mandatory Murder

Mandatory Murder

Steven Schubert

A compelling true story of homicide and injustice in an outback town

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This Storm

This Storm

James Ellroy

The second novel in Ellroy's second 'L.A. Quartet', which began with the publication of Perfidia in 2014.

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Two Girls Down

Two Girls Down

Louisa Luna

The addictive, cinematic and binge-worthy thriller of the summer

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Flowers Over the Inferno

Flowers Over the Inferno

Ilaria Tuti

An idyllic village in the Alps. A legacy of sin. An evil hiding in the shadows.    

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 Read reviewThe Nancys

The Nancys

R.W.R. McDonald

A schoolgirl and her uncle and his boyfriend have two weeks to solve a murder in a small town style forgot...

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Village of the Lost Girls

Village of the Lost Girls

Agustin Martinez

A breath-taking missing persons thriller set under the menacing peaks of the Pyrenees.

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Looker

Looker

Laura Sims

A hugely compulsive, dark, stylish and intense novel, simmering with Hitchcockian undertones - for readers of LULLABY, EILEEN or THE LEMON GROVE

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The Autumn Murders

The Autumn Murders

Robert Gott

The series that began with The Holiday Murders and The Port Fairy Murders now continues with The Autumn Murders ... 

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Gone by Midnight

Gone by Midnight

Candice Fox

Ex-cop Ted Conkaffey is slowly rebuilding his life in Crimson Lake, and getting to know his three-year-old daughter, Lillian. But when he and his PI partner Amanda take on the case of a boy who seems to have literally disappeared...

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 Read reviewFurious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee

Casey Cep

The stunning true story of an Alabama serial killer, and the trial that obsessed the author of To Kill a Mockingbird in the years after the publication of her classic novel - a complicated and difficult time in her life...

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No One Home

No One Home

Tim Weaver

An entire village vanishes in the gripping new missing persons thriller from a Sunday Times bestseller.

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The Suicide Bride

The Suicide Bride

Tanya Bretherton

From the author of the acclaimed THE SUITCASE BABY - shortlisted for the Ned Kelly and Nib awards - comes the chilling story of a charlatan, a murder-suicide, and a family tree so twisted that it sprouts monsters.

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55

55

James Delargy

Two men claim to have escaped the murderous clutches of a serial killer. But each says he's the victim and the other man is the murderer. It'll take everything small-town police sergeant Chandler Jenkins has to discover the truth...

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Painting in the Shadows (An Alex Clayton Art Mystery)

Painting in the Shadows (An Alex Clayton Art Mystery)

Katherine Kovacic

When a gallery becomes a dangerous place, art dealer Alex Clayton must find the hidden meaning.  

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 Special priceThe Scholar

The Scholar

Dervla McTiernan

From the author of the critically acclaimed bestseller The Ruin comes a compulsive new crime thriller featuring DS Cormac Reilly.   

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The Department of Sensitive Crimes

The Department of Sensitive Crimes

Alexander McCall Smith

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo introduced us to 'Scandi noir'. Now, welcome to Alexander McCall Smith's world of Scandi blanc . . .

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 Read reviewThe Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Stuart Turton

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The Ottoman Secret

The Ottoman Secret

Raymond Khoury

Kamal Arslan Agha is a patriot, loyal to the Sultan and his dominion over Europe. As a Special Investigator for the Tashkeelat-i Hafiye -- the secret police -- Kamal is on the front lines of the empire's harsh response to the...

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All the Tears in China (Rowland Sinclair Mysteries Book 9)

All the Tears in China (Rowland Sinclair Mysteries Book 9)

Sulari Gentill

The new book in The Rowland Sinclair Mysteries.

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Past Life

Past Life

Dominic Nolan

A policewoman suffering amnesia must find the truth about her own violent kidnapping - in a thrilling crime debut as darkly gripping as Susie Steiner's Missing Presumed and BBC's Happy Valley.

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Close to the Edge

Close to the Edge

Toby Faber

Morning rush hour on the London tube. Laurie Bateman witnesses a terrible accident. 

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Beautiful Bad

Beautiful Bad

Annie Ward

In the most explosive and twisted psychological thriller since The Woman in the Window, a perfect love story leads to the perfect crime.

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Before She Knew Him

Before She Knew Him

Peter Swanson

An exquisitely chilling tale of a young suburban wife with a history of psychological instability whose fears about her new neighbour could lead them both to murder ...

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Hunted

Hunted

Arne Dahl

'Arne Dahl is one of the true greats of Scandinavian crime fiction' MARK BILLINGHAMWhat happens when the cops become the prey? Desiree contacts private investigator Sam Berger, who sets off to the remote north of Sweden with his...

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Stone Mothers

Stone Mothers

Erin Kelly

Moving back through time to reveal twists you'll never see coming, Stone Mothers is the gripping new suspense novel from the bestselling author of He Said/She Said.

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After She's Gone

After She’s Gone

Camilla Grebe

What links these seemingly random events? As atrocious acts from the past haunt the present and lives are changed forever, some will struggle to remember - while others struggle to forget .

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