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A Quiet Death in Italy

  What is the perfect antidote to miserable November weather? A crime novel that transports you to the sunnier climes of Italy, to a city full of beautiful piazzas and delicious tagliatelle al ragu: Bologna. A Quiet Death in Italy is the debut novel from Tom Benjamin and the start of a new crime series […]

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Desert Island Crime with Robert Bryndza

  Welcome to Desert Island Crime, where each week we ask a bestselling author: If you were stranded on a desert island and had to choose 8 books to take with you, what would you pick and why? This week, we asked Robert Bryndza, whose latest thriller Nine Elms is out now, to reveal his top […]

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An extract from Stolen by Roberta Kray

  1977   Friday 16 September. Kent   Lolly Bruce reached out from the passenger seat and angled the rear-view mirror so she could study her face, peering at her reflection with a combination of intensity and disappointment. Grey eyes, small pink mouth, brown hair swept into a topknot. She sighed. Even with all the […]

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Bill Slider series

  This week I’m recommending our reissues of the first ten books in the Bill Slider series, which were written in the nineties by prolific author Cynthia Harrod-Eagles. Slider is a Detective Inspector in Shepherd’s Bush, London, and he has a great, realistic police team round him as they solve some pretty bizarre murders. The […]

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The Bleak Midwinter

  If you’re feeling deflated by a lack of Halloween spirit yesterday, we’ve got a book that will not only quench your thirst for spookiness, but spellbind you with its eloquence, wit and form: The Bleak Midwinter by Len Tyler. This page-turner has it all: a witch who concocts mysterious herbal medicine and lives alone with a […]

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Desert Island Crime with Craig Russell

  Welcome to Desert Island Crime, where each week we ask a bestselling author: If you were stranded on a desert island and had to choose 8 books to take with you. What would you pick and why?   This week, we ask Craig Russell, author of the thrilling The Devil Aspect, to reveal his top […]

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Blotto, Twinks and The Great Road Race

If you’re sick of the miserable weather and the miserable politics, there is nothing better than Simon Brett’s hilarious crime capers to lift your mood. Simon Brett is the author of over ninety books and an OBE-awarded crime writing treasure. His Blotto and Twinks series follows a brother and sister sleuthing duo on wacky crime-solving […]

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The Deserter

  Nelson DeMille has decades of amazing thriller novels under his belt, all filled with dry, sometimes cheeky wit, compassion and fantastic set pieces. The Deserter is no different – but it is the first novel he has co-written since 1998’s Mayday, and this time it’s significant: his co-author is his son, Alex, whose screenwriting credentials bring […]

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WIN Crime and Chillers for Halloween

WIN WIN WIN!   We’re offering one lucky reader the chance to win a bundle of spooktacularly chilling reads. To be in with a chance of winning simply like and share our post on The Crime Vault Facebook page.   Terms and Conditions   1. This is a prize draw for 1 person to win […]

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Playing Dirty

Playing Dirty is the new Liberty Chapman novel from Helen Black – an author who is up there with Martina Cole and Roberta Kray for gritty gangland crime with a tough female lead. The series is set in Leeds and follows Liberty, a high-flying lawyer with a very murky past. Hannah Wann  

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The Lennox series

  To tie in with paperback publication of the brilliant The Devil Aspect by Craig Russell, we have reissued his wonderful Lennox series with a fabulous new cover design. The series features the eponymous Canadian PI as he conducts his murky and dangerous business in 1950s Glasgow. If you like your crime fiction to be […]

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A Death in Rembrandt Square

I love destination crime, and Amsterdam is the setting for Anja de Jager’s contemporary police procedural series featuring detective Lotte Meerman as our damaged and driven protagonist. Not only is this a gripping police procedural, joint star of the book together with Lotte is Amsterdam itself – from its canals, cobbles and waterways, to the […]

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