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Head Count

Author:

Judith Cutler

Synopsis:

A head teacher's work is never done - especially if, like Jane Cowan, you are a victim of your own success. Having done well with Wrayford Primary, she's now added the headship of a neighbouring school to her responsibilities. She's also got involved with the village cricket team, with the distinct possibility of a handsome new man in her life. But before she starts her new job, she's hit by a car while cycling. The driver speeds away, and then the two witnesses, an elderly married couple, mysteriously disappear. To add to her troubles, a village worthy constantly interferes in the running of the school, and for some reason no local builder is prepared to renovate her ramshackle house. Just who has Jane offended? Finding out may well have unexpected and tragic consequences.

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Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781785415302

Published:

01-05-2019

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Head Start

Author:

Judith Cutler

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With her abusive ex-husband in prison, Jane Cowan finally has the confidence to accept a new job: head teacher of the primary school in the Kentish village of Wrayford. But her new life is soon disrupted when a mysterious intruder breaks into her school, and then later when a child is badly hurt in the playground - only Jane suspects that her fall was not an accident. After another child suffers life-threatening injuries, Jane must become the pursuer and not the prey if she is to protect the pupils in her charge. However, when the children and teachers alike begin to act suspiciously, and Jane finds that she herself is a target, the fears and doubts that she thought were behind her begin to resurface...

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Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781785414145

Published:

01-08-2017

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Head Start

Author:

Judith Cutler

Synopsis:

With her abusive ex-husband in prison, Jane Cowan finally has the confidence to accept a new job: head teacher of the primary school in the Kentish village of Wrayford. But her new life is soon disrupted when a mysterious intruder breaks into her school, and then later when a child is badly hurt in the playground - only Jane suspects that her fall was not an accident. After another child suffers life-threatening injuries, Jane must become the pursuer and not the prey if she is to protect the pupils in her charge. However, when the children and teachers alike begin to act suspiciously, and Jane finds that she herself is a target, the fears and doubts that she thought were behind her begin to resurface...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781785414206

Published:

01-08-2018

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This Little Piggy

Author:

Bea Davenport

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It's the summer of 1984, and there is a sense of unease on the troubled Sweetmeadows estate. The residents are in shock after the suspicious death of a baby, and tension is growing due to the ongoing miners' strike. Journalist Clare Jackson follows the story as the police bungle the inquiry and struggle to contain the escalating violence. Haunted by a personal trauma she can't face up to, Clare is shadowed by nine-year-old Amy, a bright but neglected little girl who seems to know more about the incident than she's letting on. As the days go by and the killer is not found, Clare ignores warnings not to get too close to her stories - and, in doing so, puts her own life in jeopardy.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781785411229

Published:

01-12-2015

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This Little Piggy

Author:

Bea Davenport

Synopsis:

It's the summer of 1984, and there is a sense of unease on the troubled Sweetmeadows estate. The residents are in shock after the suspicious death of a baby, and tension is growing due to the ongoing miners' strike. Journalist Clare Jackson follows the story as the police bungle the inquiry and struggle to contain the escalating violence. Haunted by a personal trauma she can't face up to, Clare is shadowed by nine-year-old Amy, a bright but neglected little girl who seems to know more about the incident than she's letting on. As the days go by and the killer is not found, Clare ignores warnings not to get too close to her stories - and, in doing so, puts her own life in jeopardy.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781785411281

Published:

01-12-2016

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The Secrets Man

Author:

John Dean

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When DCI John Blizzard visits a friend in hospital, he is intrigued when an elderly villain in the next bed reveals much about Hafton's criminal gangs. These revelations attract a series of sinister characters to the ward. Blizzard wonders if they are seeking to silence the old man, but fellow detectives believe that the pensioner is suffering from dementia. It's only when people start dying that his colleagues take the DCI seriously. Blizzard faces a race against time to save lives, and must face a part of his past he's tried to forget - and with the one man he fears.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444812107

Published:

01-08-2012

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To Honour The Dead

Author:

John Dean

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The unveiling of a new memorial stirs up deep emotions in a remote North Pennines village as the people honour their war dead. However, pride is in short supply at the ceremony as anger spills over and deep-rooted tensions rise to the surface. That night, the memorial is vandalized and an elderly war veteran is murdered, apparently by thieves after his Victoria Cross. Are the incidents connected? When Detective Chief Inspector Jack Harris is called in to investigate, he and his team discover a world of secrets and a conspiracy that stretches across the globe...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444817478

Published:

01-11-2013

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The Poacher's Son

Author:

Paul Doiron

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Game warden Mike Bowditch returns home one evening to find an alarming voice from the past on his answering machine: his father, Jack, a hard-drinking womanizer who makes his living from poaching illegal game. An even more frightening call comes the next morning from the police: they are searching for a cop-killer - and Mike's father is their prime suspect. Now, shunned by colleagues who have no sympathy for the suspected killer, Mike must come to terms with his haunted past. He knows first-hand of his father's brutality, but is he capable of murder? Desperate and alone, the only way for Mike to save his father is to find the real culprit...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444818765

Published:

01-03-2014

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Trespasser

Author:

Paul Doiron

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While on patrol one evening, game warden Mike Bowditch receives a call for help. A woman has reportedly struck a deer on a lonely coastal road. When he arrives, he finds blood on the road - but both the driver and deer have vanished. Her body is found the next day, brutalised in a way eerily similar to a case seven years ago, when a jury sentenced Erland Jefferts to life imprisonment for the rape and murder of a college student. So was Jefferts framed? When Bowditch begins to investigate, he receives a warning from state prosecutors to stop asking questions. But for Bowditch, doing nothing is not an option. And as he closes in on the truth, he suddenly discovers how far his opponents will go to prevent him from bringing a killer to justice...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444821642

Published:

01-11-2014

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Bad Things Happen

Author:

Harry Dolan

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David Loogan is trying to live a quietly anonymous life. But his solitude is broken when he finds himself drawn into a friendship with Tom Kristoll, the melancholy publisher of the crime magazine GRAY STREETS - and into an affair with Laura, Tom's sleek blond wife. When Tom offers him a job as an editor, Loogan sees no harm in accepting. What he doesn't realise is that the stories in GRAY STREETS tend to follow a simple formula: Plans go wrong; bad things happen; people die. Then one night David's new boss phones him in a panic, asking him to come to his house immediately. And bring a shovel...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444806557

Published:

01-05-2011

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The Killing Club

Author:

Angela Dracup

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Christian Hartwell's scarred corpse is found at the foot of Fellbeck Crag in Yorkshire. Was his death a suicide - or something more sinister? DCI Ed Swift and DI Cat Fallon question Ruth Hartwell, the victim's adoptive mother, who is unable to shed light on her son's final days. Whilst her daughter Harriet has a strange, unrelated tale to tell Swift... Then a man calling himself Mac the Knife threatens Ruth and her family. Swift knows that it's vital for him to find the truth and fast - yet he will risk not only his job but also his life...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444805956

Published:

01-03-2011

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Nowhere Girl

Author:

Ruth Dugdall

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When Ellie goes missing on the first day of Schueberfouer, the police are dismissive, keen not to attract negative attention on one of Luxembourg's most important events. Probation officer Cate Austin wants a fresh start; along with her daughter Amelia, she moves in with her police detective boyfriend. But when she realises just how casually he is taking the disappearance of Ellie, Cate decides to investigate matters for herself. Soon she discovers that Luxembourg has a dark heart: due to its geographical position, it is at the centre of a child trafficking ring. As Cate comes closer to finding Ellie's whereabouts, she uncovers a hidden world, placing herself in danger not just from traffickers, but from a source much closer to home...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444829952

Published:

01-10-2016

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