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The Long, Long Afternoon

Inga Vesper

A gripping and beguiling debut reading group mystery for fans of Tigers in Red Weather and Tangerine.

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Transient Desires

Transient Desires

Donna Leon

In his many years as a commissario, Guido Brunetti has seen all manner of crime and known intuitively how to navigate the various pathways in his native Venice to discover the person responsible.

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The Serpent's Skin

The Serpent’s Skin

Erina Reddan

From a Walkley Award-winning journalist comes a gripping, literary crime novel about male power and the secrets that can haunt a family.

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Fog

Fog

Kaja Malanowska

More than fog obscures the truth in this chilling Warsaw police procedural

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The Missing Among Us

The Missing Among Us

Erin Stewart

Blending long-form journalism with true crime and philosophy, Erin Stewart's The Missing Among Us takes us from the Australian bush, to the battlefields of Northern France and the perilous space of a refugee camp to explore...

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The Husband Poisoner

The Husband Poisoner

Tanya Bretherton

Shocking real-life stories of murderous women who used rat poison to rid themselves of husbands and other inconvenient family members. For readers of compelling history and true crime, from critically acclaimed, award-winning...

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Hitler's Horses

Hitler’s Horses

Arthur Brand, Jane Hedley-Prole

The true story of a detective, two bronze horses and the dictator who set the world on fire. 

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Lightseekers: The first in a gripping and atmospheric new crime series

Lightseekers: The first in a gripping and atmospheric new crime series

Femi Kayode

Three young students are brutally murdered in a Nigerian university town, their killings - and their killers - caught on social media. 

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The Sanatorium

The Sanatorium

Sarah Pearse

Everyone's in danger. Anyone could be next.

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City Of Margins

City Of Margins

William Boyle

This is a story of revenge and retribution, of facing down the ghosts of the past, of untold desires, of yearning and forgiveness and synchronicity, of the great distance of lives lived in dangerous proximity to each other.City of...

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Lie Beside Me

Lie Beside Me

Gytha Lodge

The gripping third thriller starring DCI Jonah Sheens

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The Reach

The Reach

B. Michael Radburn

Old secrets never stay buried for long.

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The Silent Listener

The Silent Listener

Lyn Yeowart

Propelling the reader back and forth between the 1940s, 1960s and 1980s, The Silent Listener is an unforgettable literary suspense novel set in the dark, gothic heart of rural Australia.    

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Prodigal Son

Prodigal Son

Gregg Hurwitz

The thrilling new Orphan X book from bestselling author Gregg Hurwit

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Knock Knock

Knock Knock

Anders Roslund

From the publisher of Jo Nesbo comes a new international smash-hit Scandi thriller.     

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The Second Son

The Second Son

Loraine Peck

The breakout blockbuster Australian crime of 2021. Warring families on the streets of Western Sydney, a debt that must be paid in blood, and a love story surviving against the odds.

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The Devils You Know

The Devils You Know

Ben Sanders

Santa Barbara is a sunny town full of dark talent, and Vincent will have to revert to dark talents of his own if he's going to survive 

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Scatter Her Ashes

Scatter Her Ashes

Heine Bakkeid, Anne Bruce

Thorkild Aske returns in the second novel in this brilliant, darkly funny crime series from a fresh voice in Nordic Noir.

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Dead Letters

Dead Letters

Michael Brissenden

A compulsive thriller that takes up from the seedy streets of Sydney to the corridors of power in Canberra. For readers who love Peter Temple and Michael Connelly.

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Heiress On Fire

Heiress On Fire

Kellie McCourt

After accidentally blowing up her husband, can Indigo get back on her four-inch heels? 

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Post Mortem (Elliot Rook, QC: Book 2)

Post Mortem (Elliot Rook, QC: Book 2)

Gary Bell

Once a petty criminal, now a highly respected QC, Elliot Rook has years of legal experience - and he will need every one of them if he is to see his latest client acquitted.  

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The Burning Girls

The Burning Girls

C.J. Tudor

Reverend Jack Brooks is looking for a fresh start. Chapel Croft appears the perfect place, but the village has a dark and dangerous history - and the ghosts of its past refuse to stay buried.

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The Lost Boys

The Lost Boys

Faye Kellerman

The twenty-sixth book in the hugely popular Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman

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The Last Thing to Burn

The Last Thing to Burn

Will Dean

A dark and brilliant new standalone thriller from a rising star in the crime genre.

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Shiver

Shiver

Allie Reynolds

A spectacular debut thriller set in the uniquely dangerous world of high-stakes, professional snowboarding.

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The Perfect Guests

The Perfect Guests

Emma Rous

From the author of The Au Pair comes an enthralling time-slip mystery about two women, one house and a lifetime of secrets, perfect for fans of The Guest List.

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Shelter

Shelter

Catherine Jinks

A spine-tingling psychological thriller where everything is not as it seems, from one of Australia's best writers of suspense.

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One Night, New York

One Night, New York

Lara Thompson

A thrilling debut novel of corruption and murder, set in the nightclubs, tenements and skyscrapers of 1930s New York.        

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Tell Me Lies

Tell Me Lies

J.P. Pomare

A fast-paced psychological thriller for fans of The Silent Patient. 

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My Best Friend's Murder

My Best Friend’s Murder

Polly Phillips

This is The Rumour meets The Holiday, a compulsive thriller with a toxic but layered friendship at its heart that keeps you in the dark until the final few breathless pages . . .

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The Windsor Knot

The Windsor Knot

SJ Bennett

Windsor Palace, 2016. The morning after her ninetieth birthday celebrations, the Queen is shocked to discover that one of her guests has been found dead in his room.

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The Frenchman

The Frenchman

Jack Beaumont

Alec de Payns is an operative in the secretive Y Division of the DGSE, France's famed foreign intelligence service. He's the agent at the sharp end of clandestine missions, responsible for eliminating terror threats and disrupting...

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The Schoolgirl Strangler

The Schoolgirl Strangler

Katherine Kovacic

With all the pace of a thriller, Katherine Kovacic recounts this extraordinary, chilling true story - of failed police enquiries, a killer with a Jekyll and Hyde personality, and the families shattered when four innocent lives...

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White Throat

White Throat

Sarah Thornton

Savvy ex-lawyer Clementine Jones is back in this edge-of-your-seat crime thriller with an environmental twist

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The Searcher

The Searcher

Tana French

Our greatest living mystery writer weaves a masterful tale of breath-taking beauty and suspense, asking what we sacrifice in our search for truth and justice, and what we risk if we don't.

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