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How to Kidnap the Rich

  How to Kidnap the Rich is the outrageous and fast-paced debut from Rahul Raina. Set in Delhi, this is the story of Ramesh, a self-styled ‘examinations consultant’. When Ramesh takes an exam for Rudi […]

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Hyde

There’s nothing quite like a Victorian chiller to curl up with on a long dark night and once again, Craig Russell has written what is a masterclass in Gothic suspense. Following on from his awesome […]

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Once Upon a Lie

Lisa Ballantyne is a master of the ‘moral thriller’. She has such a talent for writing about shocking situations that ordinary people can find themselves in and her sophisticated suspense novels never fail to challenge […]

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Nightshade

I am such a fan of Elaine Thomson’s books; I love this series featuring the enigmatic Jem Flockhart, I love her sidekick Will Quartermain, and most of all, I love her description and evocation of […]

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Forced Confessions

John Fairfax is the alter ego of William Broderick, a former monk who used his experience among the order of the Augustinians to create the brilliant Brother Anselm mysteries, crime novels steeped in philosophy and […]

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The Point of No Return

So . . . it’s springtime, green shoots are out, hairdressers are about to reopen, we’re all getting vaccinated and optimism’s in the air. And Neil Broadfoot’s latest is out in paperback – hurrah!  Neil’s […]

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Before the Storm

When I read Alex Gray’s last book, When Shadows Fall, I was reasonably sure that it would be almost impossible to better in terms of plot, pace and atmosphere. Then when her new novel landed […]

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The Cat and the Corpse in the Old Barn

Sometimes you just want a classic mystery novel to escape into – one that you know won’t feature too much violence or darkness, but will transport you into another world. Kate High’s debut, The Cat […]

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The Moment of Impact

A two-time CWA Dagger in the Library nominee, Alison Bruce is more than a safe pair of hands when you pick up any one of her fantastic crime novels – The Moment Before Impact is […]

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The Cut

Chris Brookmyre likes to mix it up – while he excels at crime, from his brilliant early novels to his recent thrillers, all with different, meticulously researched themes, he also writes historical novels with his […]

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When I Was You

When I Was You is the outstanding debut from Amber Garza, a name you’re going to be seeing more of over the next few years! What would you do if you met someone with your […]

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The Murder List

If you’re a sucker for a great police procedural, and the odd serial killer, then The Murder List is perfect for you. Set once again against the atmospheric backdrop of St Andrews, the tenth in […]

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