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A wheelchair-bound Poirot returns to Styles, the venue of his first investigation, where he knows another murder is going to take place... The house guests at Styles seemed perfectly pleasant to Captain Hastings; there was his own daughter Judith, an inoffensive ornithologist called Norton, dashing Mr Allerton, brittle Miss Cole, Doctor Franklin and his fragile wife Barbara , Nurse Craven, Colonel Luttrell and his charming wife, Daisy, and the charismatic Boyd-Carrington. So Hastings was shocked to learn from Hercule Poirot's declaration that one of them was a five-times murderer. True, the ageing detective was crippled with arthritis, but had his deductive instincts finally deserted him?...
'A compulsive page-turner. Fuller creates an atmosphere of simmering menace with all the assurance of a latter-day Daphne du Maurier' The Times Frances Jellico is dying. A man who calls himself the vicar visits, hoping to extract a deathbed confession. He wants to know what really happened that fateful summer of 1969, when Frances - tasked with surveying a dilapidated country house - first set eyes on the glamorous bohemian couple, Cara and Peter. She recalls the relationship they forged through sweltering days, lavish dinners and elaborate lies, and the Judas hole through which she would spy on the couple. Were the signs there right from the beginning? Or was it impossible to avoid the crime that split their lives open like rotten fruit? *** 'Bewitching, otherworldly . . . full of dark foreboding. Claire Fuller is a dazzling storyteller' Scotsman 'An atmospheric page-turner that speeds us towards a bloody climax of shocks and surprises' Irish Times 'Sinister and suspenseful, this gothic novel simmers with guilt, lust and envy' Mail on Sunday 'Multi-layered, lush, twisty and brilliantly clever' Sunday Mirror
A missing art student. An international investigation. A secret that will shatter the village of St Denis. Bruno, chief of police, faces a dark reckoning with France's past in this page-turning mystery. 'Rich in atmosphere and personality' New York Times A rich American art student is found dead at the bottom of a well in an ancient hilltop castle. The young woman, Claudia, had been working in the archives of an eminent French art historian, a crippled Resistance war hero, at his art-filled chateau. As Claudia's White House connections get the US Embassy and the FBI involved, Bruno traces the people and events that led to her fatal accident - or was it murder? Bruno learns that Claudia had been trying to buy the chateau and art collection of her tutor, even while her researches led her to suspect that some of his attributions may have been forged. This takes Bruno down a trail that leads him from the ruins of Berlin in 1945, to France's colonial war in Algeria. The long arm of French history has reached out to find a new victim, but can Bruno identify the killer - and prove his case?
A new paperback slipcase featuring six of Hercule Poirot's very best cases. `My name is Hercule Poirot and I am probably the greatest detective in the world.' This new boxed set of paperbacks collects six of Hercule Poirot's most famous and best-loved cases, perfect for readers who who would like to be introduced - or introduce their friends - to some of the twentieth century's most iconic murder books. This boxed set contains six quintessential Poirot classics: Death on the Nile, Evil Under the Sun, Appointment with Death, Murder in Mesapotamia, The Hollow, and Cat Among the Pigeons.
The new Logan McRae novel from the No. 1 bestselling author of CLOSE TO THE BONE and A SONG FOR THE DYING. One mistake can cost you everything... A little girl's body washes up just outside the sleepy coastal town of Macduff, kicking off a major manhunt. Officially, the investigation is out of Sergeant Logan McRae's hands, but DCI Steel's Major Investigation Team, drafted in from Aberdeen, is getting nowhere fast. Steel is running out of ideas and time. She wants Logan back on her team, and doesn't care how she gets him there. One thing is clear: there are dangerous predators lurking in the wilds of Aberdeenshire, and not everyone's getting out of this alive...
Jare gelede het die beeldskone digter Anna Neethling finaal uit die uitgewer Malan Sinclair se lewe gestap. Hul verhouding was ’n maalkolk wat sy huwelik en loopbaan wou verswelg. Maar nou is Anna onverwags terug. Wanneer Malan haar lyk langs sy motor vind ná ’n helse uitval in sy kantoor, bou die afwaartse spiral momentum op.
’n Paar dae later maak ’n uittreksel uit Anna se dagboek Malan die hoofverdagte in haar moord en kom gebeure wat ’n dekade gelede tydens ’n drinkparty op ’n wynplaas afgespeel het op die lappe. Iets het daardie aand in die kelder gebeur en meer as een paar hande is bevlek.
'By turns lush, gritty, wry, gothic and compulsive . . . a dazzling page-turner' Emma Donoghue, author of Room
'They say I must be put to death for what happened to Madame, and they want me to confess. But how can I confess what I don't believe I've done?'
1826, and all of London is in a frenzy. Crowds gather at the gates of the Old Bailey to watch as Frannie Langton, maid to Mr and Mrs Benham, goes on trial for their murder. The testimonies against her are damning - slave, whore, seductress. And they may be the truth. But they are not the whole truth.
For the first time Frannie must tell her story. It begins with a girl learning to read on a plantation in Jamaica, and it ends in a grand house in London, where a beautiful woman waits to be freed.
But through her fevered confessions, one burning question haunts Frannie Langton: could she have murdered the only person she ever loved?
Malachi is recruited by a powerful pharmaceutical company to work at their top-secret facility off the African coast. Frasier Pharmaceuticals are assured of his discretion, as his tongue was cut out in an attack by genocidaires. At their organ farming operation, they can offer him more than financial reward - Malachi will get a new tongue. He simply has to act as carer and jail-keeper to the hardened criminals who are used as subjects. But are the prisoner-donors all as bad as the company says?
An addictive Colombian crime novel set in and around a beauty salon in Bogota `This delicate, merciless filleting of race and gender politics is highly recommended' Guardian `A revelation. A rewarding read and an unexpected insight into a foreign society not often documented in novels. Treat yourself' Crime Time `We thought we were bored of thrillers, but then we found House of Beauty ... as gasp-inducing as a hot wax' Glamour House of Beauty is a high-end salon in Bogota's exclusive Zona Rosa area, and Karen is one of its best beauticians. But there is more to her role than the best way to apply wax, or how to give the perfect massage. Her clients share their most intimate secrets with her. She knows all about their breast implants, their weekends in Miami, their divorces and affairs. One rainy afternoon a teenage girl turns up for a treatment with Karen, dressed in her school uniform and smelling of alcohol. The very next day, the girl is found dead. Karen was the last person to see the girl alive, and the girl's mother is desperate to find out what she knows. Most important of all: who was her daughter going to meet that night?
DON'T MISS OUT ON YOUR EXCLUSIVE EDITION, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR! *LIMITED NUMBER AVAILABLE - WHEN IT'S GONE IT'S GONE!* TWO CHILDHOOD FRIENDS Best friends Tommy Boyle and Scratch always had each other's backs. Dragged up in care, and cruelly betrayed by everyone they trusted, they made a pact to fight their way out of the gutter - together. TWO SIDES OF THE LAW Old loyalties die hard on the streets of London. Tommy throws his lot in with the notorious Darling family - even if it means leaving Scratch to the wolves. She's destined for a different path, reinventing herself as copper Kim Regan. ONE DEADLY SHOWDOWN Now they're on opposite sides of the law. Running Operation Sting, Kim will rip the heart out of the Darling's empire - and only her old pal Tommy stands in her way. As gritty and dangerous as the London streets in which it's set, this is No.1 bestseller Kimberley Chambers at her best. Get ready for a shocking read with a STING in the tail . . .
`A great read, combining brutal action with a moving love story; gorgeous writing, too' Ian Rankin `Exceptional' Stephen King A poignant and evocative crime novel - a story of unexpected connections, daring possibilities, and the hope of second chances. Frank Guidry's luck has finally run out... A loyal street lieutenant to New Orleans' mob boss Carlos Marcello, Guidry knows too much about the crime of the century: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Within hours of JFK's murder, everyone with ties to Marcello is turning up dead. Suspecting he's next, Guidry hits the road to Las Vegas. When he spots a beautiful housewife and her two young daughters stranded on the side of the road, he sees the perfect disguise to cover his tracks from the hit men on his trail. The two strangers share the open road west - and find each other on the way. But Guidry's relentless hunters are closing in on him, and now he doesn't want to just survive, he wants to really live, maybe for the first time. Everyone's expendable, or they should be, but Guidry just can't throw away the woman he's come to love. And it might get them both killed.
New York Times bestselling author Michael Koryta, the 'master' (Stephen King) of American thriller writing, returns with an electrifying new novel about two women fighting for their lives against an enigmatic killer. Tara Beckley is a college senior assigned to chaperone a visiting engineer to a conference. On the road, she is the victim of a brutal accident that kills the engineer but leaves Tara in a vegetative state - or, at least, so her doctors think. Really, Tara is the prisoner of locked-in syndrome, fully alert, but unable to move a muscle. Trapped in her body, she discovers that someone powerful wants her dead. But why? And what can she do, lying in a hospital bed, to stop them? Meanwhile, Abby Kaplan, an insurance investigator, is assigned to Tara's case. A former stunt driver, Abby has returned to Maine after a disaster in Hollywood left a beloved actor dead and her own reputation - and nerves - shattered. She has nothing left to give to the case, but she can tell there's more to the accident than meets the eye. When Abby starts asking questions, things spin out of control fast, leaving her boss murdered, Abby on the run, and an enigmatic young hit man on her heels. If She Wakes is a tension-filled thriller from one of the masters of the genre.
'Hugely intelligent and authentic' BELINDA BAUER, AUTHOR OF SNAP She says she's an ordinary mother. He knows a liar when he sees one. Sarah thinks of herself as a normal single mum. It's what she wants others to think of her. But the truth is, she needs something new, something thrilling. Meanwhile, DI Tom Thorne is investigating a woman's suicide, convinced she was driven to do it by a man who preys on vulnerable women. A man who is about to change Sarah's life. From number one, five-million-copy bestseller Mark Billingham comes a breathless new thriller starring Thorne and Tanner that readers will devour. PRAISE FOR MARK BILLINGHAM 'One of the great series of British crime fiction' THE TIMES 'An unconventional literary superstar' MAIL ON SUNDAY 'Billingham is a world-class writer' KARIN SLAUGHTER 'A new Mark Billingham is always a treat' SUSIE STEINER 'Finely paced and polished procedural, with twists and turns galore' CARA HUNTER 'Perfectly executed and with a thoroughly unnerving twist' GUARDIAN 'Thorne is a terrific invention' IRISH INDEPENDENT 'Mark Billingham gets better and better' MICHAEL CONNELLY
WARNING: Will keep you up all night From the No.1 bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes When you think you're safe, YOU'RE NOT. When you think the past is over, IT ISN'T. When you think you know someone, YOU DON'T. When you think you've guessed this twist, YOU HAVEN'T. One moment will change three women's lives forever. `Brilliantly clever and compelling, loved it!' B A Paris, author of Behind Closed Doors `A pacy, twisty thriller that will hook you with its first few pages' Stylist `Cross Her Heart is about three interesting women and some nasty men. To say more would reveal a powerful plot' The Times
THE CHILLING NEW THRILLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER BLACK-EYED SUSANS THE SUNDAY TIMES CRIME THRILLER OF THE MONTH ---------- My Sister disappeared. I know who took her. Now I've taken him. ---------- Carl Louis Feldman is an old man who once took photographs. That was before he was tried for murder and acquitted. Before dementia and his admission to a Texas care facility. Now his daughter has come to see him, to take him on a trip. Only she's not his daughter, and, if she has her way, he's not coming back . . . Because Carl's past has finally caught up with him. The woman driving the car is convinced he's guilty, and that he's killed other young women. Including her sister Rachel. Now they're driving across Texas, following his photographs, his clues, his crimes. To see if he remembers any of it. To discover what happened to Rachel. Has Carl truly forgotten what he did or is he just pretending? Perhaps he's guilty of nothing and she's the liar. Either way, in driving him into the Texan badlands she's taking a terrible risk. For if Carl really is a serial killer, she's alone in the most dangerous place of all . . . 'Utterly compelling . . . the writing is mesmeric' Ali Land, Sunday Times bestselling author of Good Me Bad Me 'This book haunted me . . . The writing is beautiful and chilling, laced with a subtle dark humour, and the multiple twists build to a perfect icy shiver of an ending. I loved it!' C J Tudor, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Chalk Man 'Strong characterisation, haunting images, a wonderful sense of place' Guardian 'A rich hybrid work that's at once a zany dialogue-propelled town-hander, a murder mystery, a road trip, a pair of psychological case studies and a meditation on photography' Sunday Times Paperback Round Up 'My crime novel of 2018. It's a stunning page turner of a book which kept me gripped throughout. It's a book that has stayed with me beyond the last chapter and I'm recommending it to everyone' Jo Jakeman, author of Sticks and Stones
***Thrillers that race from the very first page*** 'Felix Francis' novels gallop along splendidly' Jilly Cooper `From winning post to top of the bestseller lists' Sunday Times Harrison Foster is a lawyer by training but works as a crisis manager for a London firm that specializes in such matters. Summoned to Newmarket after a fire in the Chadwick Stables slaughters six very valuable horses, including the short-priced favourite for the Derby, Harry (as he is known) finds there is far more to the `simple' fire than initially meets the eye. For a start, human remains are found amongst the equestrian ones in the burnt-out shell. All the stable staff are accounted for, so who is the mystery victim? Harry knows very little about horses, indeed he positively dislikes them, but he is thrust unwillingly into the world of Thoroughbred racing where the standard of care of the equine stars is far higher than that of the humans who attend to them. The Chadwick family are a dysfunctional racing dynasty, with the emphasis being on the nasty. Resentment between the generations is rife and sibling rivalry bubbles away like volcanic magma beneath a thin crust of respectability. Harry represents the Middle-Eastern owner of the Derby favourite and, as he delves deeper into the unanswered questions surrounding the horse's demise, he ignites a fuse that blows the volcano sky-high, putting him in grave jeopardy. Can Harry solve the riddle before he is overcome by the toxic emissions from the eruption and is bumped off by the fallout? `As usual with a Francis, once I opened the book, I didn't want to put it down... Felix's resolution is darker and more shocking than his father would ever have contemplated, but reflects grittier times and changing tastes in fiction. Now, what am I going to do for the next 12 months until the next one?' Country Life `The latest annual offered from Felix Francis shows he has largely escaped from the shadow of his late father... He has become his own man as a purveyor of murder mysteries' The Racing Post Praise for Felix Francis's novels: 'The Francis flair is clear for all to see' Daily Mail 'From winning post to top of the bestseller list, time after time' Sunday Times 'The master of suspense and intrigue' Country Life 'A tremendous read' Woman's Own
`One of the best in the genre' THE SUN `A fabulously satisfying addition to the canon of vintage crime' DAILY EXPRESS `A delicious adventure' DAILY MAIL on The Riviera Express *** Murder can strike at any hour... It's the late 1950s in tranquil Temple Regis, Devon. For holidaymakers it's a glorious time of breathtaking scenery, picnics on beaches, and flocks of tourists on their summertime holidays. But for Miss Judy Dimont, this is all a trifle dull. As a reporter for local rag, The Riviera Express, she needs scandal and intrigue - and one morning, as the clock strikes the quarter hour, she gets it. A woman has been shot dead in one of Buntorama's upmarket holiday huts, the toffee-nosed rival hotelier next door is rubbing his hands with glee, and Judy and her trusty moped Herbert are off like a shot to survey the scene of the crime. But nobody can tell her who the dead girl is and there's no clear motive. To have a story to write, Judy must solve the case - and the intrepid Miss Dimont will leave no pebble unturned until the truth is out! *** `A gripping third instalment of the Miss Dimont Mystery series' Hello! *** Why readers love TP Fielden: `If you like Miss Marple and Poirot then you'll love TP Fielden. Brilliant!' `One of the most fun books I have read... reminds me of the golden era of crime writing' `Delicious characters, an easy read, enormous fun and greatly recommended.' `A wonderful romp' `A delightful, well written, witty murder mystery' `A thrilling mystery with lots of twists, turns and red herrings' `An entertaining, light hearted read, perfect to brighten any afternoon'
The eighth DCI Helen Grace investigation could be her last . . . If you go down to the woods today . . . The last thing Tom Campbell remembers is camping in the New Forest with his girlfriend, Melissa. Now he is helpless, alone and consumed by fear, hunted through the woods by a sinister, masked figure... When Tom's body is found, displayed with grisly relish, Helen Grace takes the case. But before she can catch her breath, a second victim is taken - a serial killer is on the loose. You better not go alone . . . Something dark and deadly stalks the forest. Helen and her team must race against time to catch the perpetrator, before more blood is shed. But the hunt will take Helen back into the eerie twilit woods - and this time she might not make it out alive. PRAISE FOR M.J. ARLIDGE: 'Helen Grace is one of the greatest heroes to come along in years' JEFFERY DEAVER 'The new Jo Nesbo' JUDY FINNIGAN 'Fast paced and nailbitingly tense ... gripping' SUN 'DI Helen Grace is a genuinely fresh heroine ... MJ Arlidge weaves together a tapestry that chills to the bone'Daily Mail 'Chilling stuff' Fabulist 'A chilling read' My Weekly 'A grisly, gripping thriller' Sunday Mirror 'Gruesomely realistic, intriguing and relentless. Arlidge's fledgling army of fans is about to grow' Sunday Sport 'Eeny Meeny debuts one of the best new series detectives, Helen Grace. Determined, tough and damaged, she must unravel a terrifying riddle of a killer kidnapping victims in pairs. Mesmerizing!' Lisa Gardner 'Expertly pulled off. It has a devious premise. DI Helen Grace is fiendishly awesome. It's scary as all hell. And it has a full cast of realistically drawn, interesting characters that make the thing read like a bullet' Will Lavender
The new novel from the author of Art in the Blood. December 1889. Fresh from debunking a "ghostly" hound in Dartmoor, Sherlock Holmes has returned to London, only to find himself the target of a deadly vendetta. A beautiful client arrives with a tale of ghosts, kidnapping and dynamite on a whisky estate in Scotland, but brother Mycroft trumps all with an urgent assignment in the South of France. On the fabled Riviera, Holmes and Watson encounter treachery, explosions, rival French Detective Jean Vidocq... and a terrible discovery. This propels the duo northward to the snowy highlands. There, in a "haunted" castle and among the copper dinosaurs of a great whisky distillery, they and their young client face mortal danger, and Holmes realizes all three cases have blended into a single, deadly conundrum. In order to solve the mystery, the ultimate rational thinker must confront a ghost from his own past. But Sherlock Holmes does not believe in ghosts...or does he?
'2018's most gripping psychological thriller' Stylist One of The Guardian's best recent thrillers ----------- ALEXANDRA SOUTHWOOD HAS VANISHED . . . AND SHE KNOWS THEY WILL NEVER FIND HER . . . THIS IS UNLIKE ANY OTHER THRILLER YOU'VE READ. 'This story I have to tell is more than a collection of facts. I have no reason to paint a better or worse picture than what really happened. I've already lost everything.' Alexandra Southwood is missing. Her husband is beside himself, or at least he appears to be. She has vanished into thin air; the only traces left are her bloodied clothes by the riverside. It isn't long before the police are searching for a body. But we know that she is alive. That she is being kept somewhere far from her family. That perhaps this wife and mother wasn't quite what she seemed . . . Be warned: this isn't another missing-woman thriller. This is something far more shocking . . . If you think that Exhibit Alexandra is unlike any other thriller you've read and want other readers like you to discover this unputdownable, twisty read then leave a review below . . .
*The Sunday Times Top 5 bestseller* EVERYONE'S INVITED. EVERYONE'S A SUSPECT. AND EVERYONE'S TALKING ABOUT IT. `Ripping, riveting' A. J. Finn `Clever, twisty and sleek' Daily Mail `Unputdownable' John Boyne `Foley is superb' The Times `Chilling' Adele Parks `Terrific, riveting' Dinah Jefferies In a remote hunting lodge, deep in the Scottish wilderness, old friends gather. The beautiful one The golden couple The volatile one The new parents The quiet one The city boy The outsider The victim. Not an accident - a murder among friends.
A mysterious disappearance, an enormous fortune and a Czech oligarch - it's the weirdest and wildest challenge yet for Janet Evanovich's bestselling sleuths Fox & O'Hare. FBI Agent Kate O'Hare plays by the rules. Charming con man Nicholas Fox makes them up as he goes along. They're working together to tackle the out-of-bounds cases ordinary FBI agents can't touch. Next up: the mysterious disappearance of the Silicon Valley billionaire known as the Big Kahuna. His model wife and shady business partner are more interested in gaining control of his company than in finding him. They need a dead body... not a living Kahuna. The only lead is the Kahuna's drop-out son, who's living the dream in Hawaii. To get close to him, Kate and Nick go undercover in the surfer community. For Kate, there is nothing more horrifying than setting up house with Nick Fox. If they don't catch a break soon, waves aren't going to be the only thing she'll be shredding (or bedding).
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