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The Contract (Paperback, Main): JM Gulvin The Contract (Paperback, Main)
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R311 R237 Discovery Miles 2 370 Save R74 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In New Orleans, Texas Ranger John Q is out of his jurisdiction, and possibly out of his depth.

It seems everyone in Louisiana wants to send him home, and every time he asks questions there's trouble: from the pharmacist to the detective running scared to the pimp who turned to him as a last resort. Before John Q knows it, he looks like the only link between a series of murders. So who could be trying to set him up, and why, and who can he turn to in a city where Southern tradition and family ties rule?

Infused with the rhythms of its iconic setting, The Contract is a thriller to keep even the most seasoned crime readers gripped and guessing all the way to its endgame.

Gone Girl (Paperback): Gillian Flynn Gone Girl (Paperback)
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R195 R160 Discovery Miles 1 600 Save R35 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, "New York Times" bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong.

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife's head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media--as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents--the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter--but is he really a killer?

As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn't do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?

With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around.

SpieŽlbeeld (Afrikaans, Paperback): Franz Marx SpieŽlbeeld (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Franz Marx
R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

’n Spieel is ’n vreemde ding, want in ’n spieel leef ’n koue leuen; alles is andersom, verkeerdom en plat. Regs is links en links is regs. ’n Spieel lieg, dink hy, want jy kan jouself nie regtig sien nie, nes mens jouself nie kan kielie nie. Tensy jy natuurlik ’n soort aap is, dan kan jy jouself kielie. En lag. Maar Dolf Eksteen lag nie. Daar’s min rede die laaste tyd om te wil lag. Joe Minnie se lewe raak verweef met die van een van die rykste besigheidsmanne in die land. Sy opdrag is om Dolf Eksteen met sy lewe te bewaak. Dolf se weelderige bestaan word versuur deur bedelbriewe, afpersboodskappe en doodsdreigemente, en die beeldskone Belinda Eksteen, ’n opkomende vermaaklikheidster, is soos ’n emosionele en finansiele tikkende tydbom aan sy sy. Met ’n rolverdeling wat ’n deursnit van die Suid-Afrikaanse gemeenskap bied – die onaantasbares, die onderdruktes, die onderduimses – word Spieelbeeld ’n intense en meesleurende, psigologiese karakterstudie wat nog vir lank by die leser sal spook. ’n Wereldklas spanningsverhaal waartydens die leser die speurder is.

The Deadly Touch of the Tigress (Paperback): Ian Hamilton The Deadly Touch of the Tigress (Paperback)
Ian Hamilton
R294 Discovery Miles 2 940 In stock

Ava Lee is a petite young Chinese-Canadian forensic accountant who works for an elderly Hong Kong-based 'Uncle'. In tracking millions of dollars across continents the stakes are often high, sometimes violent and always shady, but Ava Lee's razor-sharp intelligence and unorthodox rules of engagement allow her to succeed where traditional methods have failed. This is a novel full of suspense, with an equally fascinating heroine.

Bone Box (Paperback): Faye Kellerman Bone Box (Paperback)
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R94 Discovery Miles 940 In stock

The gripping new crime novel in the Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman.

On a crisp September morning, Rina Decker stumbles upon human remains once buried deep beneath the forest grounds. She calls her husband, Peter, a former detective lieutenant with LAPD. Within hours, a beautiful woodland is transformed into a frenetic crime scene. As Decker and his partner, Tyler McAdams, further investigate, they realize that they're most likely dealing with a missing student from the Five Colleges of Upstate - a well-respected institution where Rina works. And when more human remains are found in the same area, Decker and McAdams know this isn't just a one-off murder case.

Winding their way through a dangerous labyrinth of suspects, they race to protect their community from a psychopathic killer still in the area - and on the hunt for a fresh victim.

James Patterson Book & Audio Collection (Paperback): James Patterson James Patterson Book & Audio Collection (Paperback)
James Patterson
R349 R112 Discovery Miles 1 120 Save R237 (68%) In stock

Honeymoon (Paperback)
When FBI agent John O'Hara first meets Nora Sinclair, she seems perfect. She has the career. The charisma. The tantalising sex appeal. The whole extraordinary package! Nora doesn't attract men, she enthrals them. She's worked hard for this life and she will never give it up. But why is the FBI so interested in Miss Sinclair? Mysterious things keep happening to the men in her life. And when Agent O'Hara looks more closely he sees something dangerous in Nora - something that lures him at the same time as it fills him with fear. And the more time he spends with her the less he knows whether he is pursuing justice or his own fatal obsession.

Alert (Audio CD)
New Yorkers aren't easily intimidated, but someone is doing their best to scare them, badly. Why? After two inexplicable high-tech attacks, the city that never sleeps is on edge. Detective Michael Bennett, along with his old pal, the FBI's Emily Parker, have to catch the shadowy criminals who claim responsibility-but they're as good at concealing their identities as they are at wreaking havoc. In the wake of a shocking assassination, Bennett begins to suspect that these mysterious events are just the prelude to the biggest threat of all. Soon, he's racing against the clock, and against the most destructive enemy he's faced yet, to save his beloved city-before everyone's worst nightmare becomes a reality.

Alex Cross, Run - (Alex Cross 20) (Paperback): James Patterson Alex Cross, Run - (Alex Cross 20) (Paperback)
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R211 R141 Discovery Miles 1 410 Save R70 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Three killers are on the rampage in the capital and dead bodies are piling up. Alex Cross is in charge of all three investigations and has never been under more pressure. But with a crisis at home that threatens to tear his family apart, Alex's attention is divided. While Cross tracks the killers, he doesn't notice that someone is tracking him. Can Alex unravel the cases and find the killers in time? Or will he be the next dead body on the list?

The Sixth Man (Paperback, Reprints): David Baldacci The Sixth Man (Paperback, Reprints)
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R180 R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Save R25 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

The fifth book in the heart-stopping King and Maxwell series, The Sixth Man by David Baldacci will keep pulses racing as Sean King and Michelle Maxwell face their greatest challenge yet. When alleged serial killer Edgar Roy is locked away in Cutter's Rock psychiatric unit, private investigators Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are called in by Roy's lawyer, Ted Bergin, to examine the case further. But the investigation is derailed before it begins when Bergin is found murdered in his car on the highway. A sinister trail of terrifying events begins to unfold as King and Maxwell attempt to determine Roy's guilt or innocence. When the FBI becomes involved, it fast becomes apparent that there's much more to this case than meets the eye. As they dig deeper into Roy's past and learn about his phenomenal ability, they are bombarded with obstacles, half-truths, and dead ends which make filtering the facts all the more difficult. As each new theory brings a new revelation, King and Maxwell are pushed to the limit. Could this be the case which leaves the duo permanently parted? The Sixth Man is followed by the sixth and final book in the King and Maxwell series, King and Maxwell.

Dead at Daybreak (Paperback): Deon Meyer Dead at Daybreak (Paperback)
Deon Meyer
R195 R160 Discovery Miles 1 600 Save R35 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

An antiques dealer is burned with a blowtorch and executed with a single shot to the back of the head. The only clues at the scene are a scrap of paper and an unusual choice of gun. Ex-cop Zatopek 'Zed' van Heerden has just seven days to solve the case - an almost impossible task made even harder when he discovers that, until a few years ago, there was no proof that the victim even existed . . .

Plain Truth (Paperback): Jodi Picoult Plain Truth (Paperback)
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R217 R142 Discovery Miles 1 420 Save R75 (35%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR 'It is impossible not to be held spellbound by the way she forces us to think, hard, about right and wrong.' Washington Post Katie Fisher is Amish. For eighteen years, she has grown up in a community set apart from the modern world by lifestyle and belief. It is a community fiercely protective of its way of life. To turn your back on it is to lose everything - your church, your home, and your family. So in the middle of the night when the baby comes, Katie does the only thing she knows how to do in times of stress: she prays. Exhausted, she falls asleep. When she wakes, the child is gone. Her prayer has been answered. But faith alone cannot help when the baby's body is found.

Secrets In Death (Paperback): J. D. Robb Secrets In Death (Paperback)
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R79 Discovery Miles 790 In stock

No one is going to miss Larinda Mars. A ruthless gossip queen with a lucrative sideline in blackmail, there's no lack of suspects when she's murdered in a fashionable New York bar. With so many people wanting her dead, it's going to be a tough case to crack.

Lieutenant Eve Dallas may not like this particular victim, but it's her duty to bring the killer to justice. As she digs deeper into Larinda's mysterious past, it becomes clear the reporter had a unique talent for uncovering secrets. Including ones very close to home for Eve and her husband Roarke...

Someone was willing to commit murder to keep their secrets hidden. And with Eve now working to uncover the truth, she and her team are heading into serious danger.

Woes (Afrikaans, Paperback): Mike Nicol Woes (Afrikaans, Paperback)
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R210 R77 Discovery Miles 770 Save R133 (63%) In stock

As ’n reŽl sien Krista Bishop se sekuriteitsagentskap net na vroue om. Behalwe toe regeringsluipers haar ’n aanbod maak wat sy nie van die hand kan wys nie: verseker die veiligheid van twee besoekende Chinese grootkoppe.

Wat hulle haar nie sÍ nie is dat die Chinese agter die onwettige perlemoenbesighede in die Kaap aan is. En hulle soek alles: van wat uit die see geoes word, tot wat op etenstafels verskyn. Hulle beplan ’n oorname wat drie bendeleiers van Kaapstad – die Untouchables – se bedrywighede en blink leefstyl sal verbrysel.

Saam met perlemoen kom spierkrag, tjieng, snuifgoed en skietgoed. Wanneer die eens onaantasbare bendebaas Titus Anders die strop nouer voel trek, kry hy vir Krista Bishop om sy dogter te beveilig en haar te beskerm teen die waansin van die bendeoorlog wat om hom uitbreek.

Krista is ’n yster. Sy is jonk, taai, en ver weg van die geweld op straat. Of dalk nie. Diť oorlog slaan orals uit – tot in haar agterplaas. Dan wag ’n geheime agent haar in, skietding in die hand.

Zero Day (Paperback, Reprints): David Baldacci Zero Day (Paperback, Reprints)
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R180 R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Save R25 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

War hero John Puller is known to be the top investigator in the US Army's CID. So when a family with military connections is brutally murdered in a remote area of West Virginia, Puller is called to investigate, and soon suspects the case has wider implications.

As the body count rises he teams up with local homicide detective Samantha Cole. As the web of deceit is revealed, it quickly becomes apparent that there's much more to this case than they had first thought. It is an investigation where nothing is as it seems, and nothing can be taken at face value. When Puller and Cole discover a dangerous situation in the making, Puller finds he must turn to the one person who can help avert certain catastrophe. A person he has known all his life.

In a breathtaking rollercoaster race against time, Cole fears for the community in which she was raised, and Puller knows he has to overcome the enemies of his country to avoid far reaching disaster. But in the end, you can't kill what you can't see is coming ...

Woudfontein (Afrikaans, Paperback): Hannes Haasbroek Woudfontein (Afrikaans, Paperback)
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R190 R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 Save R40 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Toe luitenant Roelf Bester die Wiskunde-onnie Tron Marais byna katswink slaan het hy geweet daar kom moeilikheid ...

Wat hy nie geweet het nie, is dat diť moeilikheid 'n verhoging en 'n verplasing sou insluit. kielik is hy nou kaptein Bester, bevelvoerder van die piepklein polisiestasie op Woudfontein, naby Knysna.

Hier moet hy en sy twee kollegas na vermiste luislange soek, spanning tussen die pater en pastoor ontlont en ou tannies wat groot rewolwers rondswaai paai.

Totdat Tron Marais as moontlike psigopaat in die Pik Botha Sanatorium, net buite Woudfontein, opgeneem word. Tron is verbitterd en woedend oor die onreg wat Roelf hom aangedoen het. Hy is geslepe en hoogs intelligent. En hy is besig om sy wraakplan vir kaptein Roelf te verfyn...

101 Detectives (Paperback): Ivan Vladislavic 101 Detectives (Paperback)
Ivan Vladislavic
R220 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R47 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

A private-eye convention and a tussle over a Pierneef. A young man's unsettling experience in the American South and a tragedy off the coast of Mauritius. A bizarre night of industrial theatre and a translator at a loss for words.

These are but a few of the fictions in 101 Detectives, a new collection of short stories by Ivan Vladislavić, one of South Africa's most celebrated authors.

A collection of short stories launched his career as a writer. Twenty-six years and a whole oeuvre later, 101 Detectives showcases Vladislavić's virtuosity as he bends and recasts this literary form in spectacular fashion.

Hangman (Paperback): Daniel Cole Hangman (Paperback)
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R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 In stock

The new thriller from the bestselling author of Ragdoll.

18 months after the 'Ragdoll' murders, a body is found hanging from Brooklyn Bridge, the word 'BAIT' carved into the chest. In London a copycat killer strikes, branded with the word 'PUPPET', forcing DCI Emily Baxter into an uneasy partnership with the detectives on the case, Special Agents Rouche and Curtis. Each time they trace a suspect, the killer is one step ahead.

With the body count rising on both sides of the Atlantic, can they learn to trust each other and identify who is holding the strings before it is too late?

Heist (Paperback): James Patterson, Rees Jones Heist (Paperback)
James Patterson, Rees Jones
R45 R36 Discovery Miles 360 Save R9 (20%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

James Patterson's BookShots is a new line of short and propulsive novels. Short, fast-paced, high-impact entertainment.

Three thieves have planned the perfect diamond heist. They've monitored the Hatton Garden jeweller for months and are ready to make the hit. But they were not expecting a rival crew to show up at exactly the same time. After a bloody fight, the three thieves come away with the diamonds and set off to meet their buyer in Amsterdam.

But now it's not only the police who are chasing them, and not only the diamonds that are at stake.

Hunted (Paperback): James Patterson, Andrew Holmes Hunted (Paperback)
James Patterson, Andrew Holmes
R45 R36 Discovery Miles 360 Save R9 (20%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

James Patterson's BookShots is a new line of short and propulsive novels. Short, fast-paced, high-impact entertainment.

When former SAS captain David Shelley goes looking for an old comrade who has taken to a life on the streets, he finds his friend is dead. An MI5 agent contacts Shelley and arranges a meeting. All the signs point to murder, and the agent believes this is part of something much bigger.

The only way Shelley can discover the truth is to put himself on the streets, and into the same danger that got his friend killed.

Knucklebone (Paperback): N.R. Brodie Knucklebone (Paperback)
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R260 R224 Discovery Miles 2 240 Save R36 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Sangomas and cops don’t mix. Usually. But this is Joburg, a metropolis that is equal parts flash and shadow, and where not everything can be easily explained.

Ian Jack, a disillusioned former police officer, teams up with Reshma Patel, a colleague from his old life, to investigate a routine housebreaking gone bad. But when they uncover links to a possible animal poaching and trafficking syndicate, things go from complicated to dangerous to downright evil.

Set against the richly textured backdrop of a livewire African city, this fast-paced thriller offers a disturbing contemporary take on justice and morality. To be read with the lights on.

Something In The Water (Paperback): Catherine Steadman Something In The Water (Paperback)
Catherine Steadman
R351 R223 Discovery Miles 2 230 Save R128 (36%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The perfect couple commit the perfect crime in this brilliant new thriller, the newest Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick!

Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough; Mark a handsome investment banker with a bright future. They seem to have it all, until Mark loses his job and cracks start to appear in their perfect life. But they're determined to make it work.

They book their dream honeymoon and trust that things will work out - after all, they have each other. And on the tropical island of Bora Bora, Mark takes Erin scuba diving. Mark is with her - she knows he'll keep her safe. Everything will be fine. Until they find something in the water.

Erin and Mark decide to keep their discovery a secret -- after all, if no one else knows, who would be hurt? Their decision will trigger a devastating chain of events... which will endanger everything they hold dear.

#Taken (Hardcover): Tony Parsons #Taken (Hardcover)
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R323 R246 Discovery Miles 2 460 Save R77 (24%) In stock

The murder team in West End Central are reeling from the brutal death of a beloved colleague and they are all mourning in their own way. But when a young mother is kidnapped by unknown assailants, Max Wolfe and his colleagues suddenly have a dangerous job to do.

As Max Wolfe investigates the connection between the kidnapped woman and the head of a crumbling criminal empire, the hunt takes him from New Scotland Yard’s Black Museum to the glittering mansions of career criminals, from sleazy strip joints to secret dungeons, and from the murderous hatreds of today to the unspeakable crimes of half a lifetime ago.

And as Max unravels the mystery of why someone would kidnap an innocent young woman, he is plunged into a dark world of family secrets, sexual jealousy and a lust for revenge that will come to threaten everything Max Wolfe loves.

The First Lady (Paperback): James Patterson, Brendan DuBois The First Lady (Paperback)
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R290 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R62 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

A President's affair to remember soon becomes a nightmare he wishes he could forget in James Patterson's gripping new stand-alone thriller.

As he steps out of his hotel in Atlanta with the love of his life, the last thing President Tucker expects is to be greeted by the flashing cameras of the media. Or for his affair to be revealed to the world. The President must act to stop the scandal from spiralling out of control, just weeks before the vote for a second term. But not before he figures out how to keep the First Lady on his side.

Grace Tucker, however, has other plans. Betrayed and deeply hurt, she heads for a safe haven outside the capital. But when her security detail loses all trace of her, all hell breaks loose.

The First Lady is missing. Did she run away? Or is she in more danger than they could have imagined...

Liar Liar (Paperback): James Patterson, Candice Fox Liar Liar (Paperback)
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R290 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R62 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Detective Harriet Blue is clear about two things. Regan Banks deserves to die. And she’ll be the one to pull the trigger.

But Regan – the vicious serial killer responsible for destroying her brother’s life – has gone to ground. Then suddenly, her phone rings. It’s him. Regan. "Catch me if you can," he tells her.

Harriet needs to find this killing machine fast, even if the cost is her own life. So she follows him down the Australian south coast with only one thing on her mind. Revenge is coming – and its name is Harriet Blue …

Die Man van Quatro - 'n Roman (Afrikaans, Paperback): Calvyn van Niekerk Die Man van Quatro - 'n Roman (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Calvyn van Niekerk
R280 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R81 (29%) In stock

Wanneer ʼn dossier uit ʼn polisiekantoor verdwyn, word ʼn jong vrouekonstabel, Lisa Olckers, van diefstal beskuldig en geskors. NŠ ’n grusame aanval op haar ouers se plaas, besef haar broer, Thinus Olckers, dit was meer as net ʼn gewone rooftog. Hy besluit om reg in eie hande te neem en die aanvallers op te spoor.

Maar Thinus Olckers is nie die enigste man uit op wraak nie: die geheimsinnige Patel, ’n oorlewende van ʼn martelkamp in Angola, soek die bloed van Vusi Radebe, destyds ʼn wag in die kamp. Vusi is nou ʼn generaal in die Suid-Afrikaanse Weermag en Patel ’n skatryk goudsmokkelaar. Dit blyk dat die vermiste dossier in opdrag van Patel gesteel is en Thinus Olckers krap nou waar dit nie jeuk nie.

Kaptein Dirk Bremer, ’n stroomop alleenloper, is op die spoor van sowel die plaasaanvallers as Thinus, nou ʼn gevaarlike vigilante. Daar is ʼn gruweldaad op Bremer se werf gepleeg en hy is ewe onverbiddelik as Thinus en Patel.

Betrayal (Paperback): Martina Cole Betrayal (Paperback)
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R92 Discovery Miles 920 In stock

Survival. It's all down to who you trust.

Aiden O'Hara has been head of the family since he was kid, and he's going to keep it that way. Jade Dixon is the one who watches his back. Mother of his son. The one who makes him invincible. But Jade's been in the game a lot longer than Aiden.

She knows no one's indestructible. And when you're at the top, that's when you've got to watch the hardest. Especially the ones closest to you ...

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