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Towards Zero

Author:

Agatha Christie

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What is the connection between a failed suicide attempt, a wrongful accusation of theft against a schoolgirl, and the romantic life of a famous tennis player? To the casual observer, apparently nothing. But when a houseparty gathers at Gull's Point, the seaside home of an elderly widow, earlier events come to a dramatic head. As Superintendent Battle discovers, it is all part of a carefully laid plan - for murder...

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Crime

ISBN:

9781444802962

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01-04-2012

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While The Light Lasts

Author:

Agatha Christie

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A macabre recurring dream; revenge against a blackmailer; jealousy, infidelity and a tortured conscience; a stolen gemstone; the haunting attraction of an ancient relic; a race against time; a tragic love triangle; a body in a box; an unexpected visitor from beyond the grave... Nine quintessential examples of Agatha Christie's brilliance are contained in this collection of early short stories - including the very first one she ever wrote - providing a unique glimpse of the Queen of Crime in the making.

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Crime

ISBN:

9781444803075

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01-04-2012

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Why Didn't They Ask Evans?

Author:

Agatha Christie

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While playing an erratic round of golf, Bobby Jones slices his ball over the edge of a cliff. His ball is lost, but on the rocks below he finds the crumpled body of a dying man. The man opens his eyes and with his final breath says, 'Why didn't they ask Evans?' Haunted by these words, Bobby and his vivacious companion, Frankie, set out to solve a mystery that will bring them into mortal danger...

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Crime

ISBN:

9781444802924

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01-11-2011

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Black Coffee

Author:

Agatha Christie/Charles Osborne

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Fearing for the security of his revolutionary new formula for a powerful explosive, Sir Claud Amory requests the assistance of Hercule Poirot in transferring it safely to the Ministry of Defence. But when the formula disappears from its safe, Amory must change his plans. Locking his houseguests in the library, he informs them that the thief has precisely one minute of darkness in which to return the formula anonymously - or face the great detective even now on his way. The lights go off; by the time they come on again, Amory is dead in his arm-chair...

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Crime

ISBN:

9781444825770

Published:

01-10-2015

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Spider's Web

Author:

Agatha Christie/Charles Osborne

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Clarissa Hailsham-Brown, the wife of a Foreign Office diplomat, is given to daydreaming. SUPPOSING I WERE TO COME DOWN ONE MORNING AND FIND A DEAD BODY IN THE LIBRARY, WHAT SHOULD I DO? She has her chance to find out when she discovers a corpse in the drawing-room of her house in Kent... Desperate to dispose of the body before her husband returns home accompanied by an important foreign politician, Clarissa persuades her three houseguests to become accessories and accomplices. The search begins for the murderer and the motive - all the while trying to persuade a police inspector that there has been no murder at all...

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Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444826128

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01-11-2015

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The Unexpected Guest

Author:

Agatha Christie/Charles Osborne

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Driving through dense Welsh fog, Michael Starkwedder runs his car into a ditch. After making his way to an isolated house, he discovers Laura Warwick standing near the dead body of her wheelchair-bound husband Richard, revolver in hand. She admits to murder, and her unexpected guest offers to help her concoct a cover story. But it is possible that Laura did not commit the crime after all... If so, who is she shielding? The victim's mentally disabled half-brother? Her lover? Perhaps the father of the little boy Richard accidentally killed? The house seems full of possible suspects...

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Crime

ISBN:

9781444826487

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01-12-2015

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Bitter Fruits

Author:

Alice Clark-Platts

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The murder of a first-year university student shocks the city of Durham. The victim, Emily Brabents, was from the privileged and popular set at Joyce College, a cradle for the country's future elite. As Detective Inspector Erica Martin investigates the college, she finds a close-knit community fuelled by jealousy, obsession and secrets. The very last thing she expects is an instant confession... The picture of Emily that begins to emerge is that of a girl wanted by everyone, but not truly known by anyone - that is, except for Daniel Shepherd: her fellow student and ever-faithful friend, and the only one who cares. The only one who would do ANYTHING for her...

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Genre:

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ISBN:

9781785411564

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01-03-2016

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Bitter Fruits

Author:

Alice Clark-Platts

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The murder of a first-year university student shocks the city of Durham. The victim, Emily Brabents, was from the privileged and popular set at Joyce College, a cradle for the country's future elite. As Detective Inspector Erica Martin investigates the college, she finds a close-knit community fuelled by jealousy, obsession and secrets. The very last thing she expects is an instant confession... The picture of Emily that begins to emerge is that of a girl wanted by everyone, but not truly known by anyone - that is, except for Daniel Shepherd: her fellow student and ever-faithful friend, and the only one who cares. The only one who would do ANYTHING for her...

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Crime

ISBN:

9781785411625

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01-03-2017

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Cold Earth

Author:

Ann Cleeves

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In the dark days of a Shetland winter, torrential rain triggers a landslide that crosses the main Lerwick-Sumburgh road and sweeps down to the sea. At the burial of his old friend Magnus Tait, Jimmy Perez watches the flood of mud and peaty water smash through a croft house in its path. Everyone thinks the croft is uninhabited, but in the wreckage he finds the body of a dark-haired woman wearing a red silk dress. In his mind she shares his Mediterranean ancestry, and soon he becomes obsessed with tracing her identity. Then it emerges that she was already dead before the landslide hit the house. Perez knows he must find out who she was, and how she died.

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Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444843231

Published:

01-09-2019

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Dead Water

Author:

Ann Cleeves

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When the body of journalist Jerry Markham is found in a traditional Shetland boat down at the marina, young Detective Inspector Willow Reeves is drafted in from the Hebrides to head up the investigation. Since the death of his fiancee, Inspector Jimmy Perez has been out of the loop, but his interest in this new case is stirred and he decides to help the inquiry. His local knowledge is invaluable as the close-knit community holds many secrets. Willow and Jimmy are led to Sullom Voe, the heart of Shetland's North Sea oil and gas industry. It soon emerges from their investigation that Markham was chasing a story in his final days. One that must have been significant enough to warrant his death...

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Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444819113

Published:

01-04-2014

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Harbour Street

Author:

Ann Cleeves

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As thick snow blankets Newcastle, boisterous crowds of Christmas revellers jostle onto the Metro. And Margaret Krukowski - sitting quietly in the middle of the busy train - is viciously murdered, though nobody sees the stabbing take place. Margaret's murderer is seemingly invisible; her killing motiveless. As DI Vera Stanhope arrives at the scene, she feels a familiar buzz of anticipation, sensing that this will be a complex and unusual case. When a second woman is murdered just days later, Vera knows that the key to this new killing will be found in Margaret's past. What was troubling this reserved, elegant lady so much before she died? Vera can feel in her bones that there's a link between the killings - one that she must discover before another life is lost...

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Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444838930

Published:

01-11-2018

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The Moth Catcher

Author:

Ann Cleeves

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Life seems perfect in Valley Farm, a quiet community in Northumberland. Then a shocking discovery shatters the silence. The owners of a big country house have employed a house-sitter, a young ecologist named Patrick, to look after the place while they're away. But Patrick is found dead by the side of the lane into the valley - a beautiful, lonely place to die. DI Vera Stanhope arrives on the scene with her colleagues, and when they search the attic of the house, where Patrick has a flat, she finds a second body. All the two victims have in common is a fascination with moths. As Vera is drawn into the claustrophobic world of this increasingly strange community, she realises that there may be deadly secrets trapped here...

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Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444843217

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01-09-2019

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