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The Reconstructionist

Author:

Nick Arvin

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Finishing college, Ellis Barstow drifts back to his hometown and into a strange profession: reconstructing fatal traffic accidents. He seems to take to the work, forming a bond with his boss, John Boggs. Yet Ellis harbours a secret. Haunted by the fatal crash that killed his half-brother Christopher, he is drawn to the reconstructionist's grisly world. Boggs, in his exacting way, would argue that if two cars meeting at an intersection can be called an accident then anything can - where we live, what we do, even who we fall in love with. For Ellis these things are no accident. He harbours a second, more dangerous secret, which will shatter both their lives and lead to a desperate race towards confrontation, reconciliation and survival.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444808209

Published:

01-09-2011

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Never Saw It Coming

Author:

Linwood Barclay

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Keisha Ceylon is a psychic. At least, that's what it says on her business card. The truth is, Keisha's real powers have more to do with separating troubled families from their money than seeing into other worlds. Keisha's latest mark is a man whose wife disappeared a week ago. She's seen him on TV, pleading for his wife to come home or for whoever took her to let her go - and right away, Keisha can see dollar signs. When she pays Wendell Garfield a visit and tells him about her visions, she knows she's got him hooked. The trouble is, unbeknownst to Keisha, her 'vision' is uncomfortably close to the truth. And advertising it may be the last thing she ought to do...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444819090

Published:

01-04-2014

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Chilled To The Bone

Author:

Quentin Bates

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When an elderly shipowner is found dead, tied to a bed in one of Reykjavik's smartest hotels, Sergeant Gunnhildur Gisladottir of the city police force sees no evidence of foul play, but still suspects that things may not be as simple as they appear. As she investigates the shipowner's untimely and embarrassing demise, she stumbles across a discreet bondage ring whose existence she never suspected, and which someone is exploiting as a blackmail tool to extract cash from the most unlikely people. What begins as a straightforward case for Gunna escalates into a dangerous investigation uncovering secrets that ruthless people are ready to go to violent extremes to keep.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781785414374

Published:

01-10-2017

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Chilled To The Bone

Author:

Quentin Bates

Synopsis:

When an elderly shipowner is found dead, tied to a bed in one of Reykjavik's smartest hotels, Sergeant Gunnhildur Gisladottir of the city police force sees no evidence of foul play, but still suspects that things may not be as simple as they appear. As she investigates the shipowner's untimely and embarrassing demise, she stumbles across a discreet bondage ring whose existence she never suspected, and which someone is exploiting as a blackmail tool to extract cash from the most unlikely people. What begins as a straightforward case for Gunna escalates into a dangerous investigation uncovering secrets that ruthless people are ready to go to violent extremes to keep.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781785414435

Published:

01-10-2018

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Cold Comfort

Author:

Quentin Bates

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Following on from her promotion, Sergeant Gunnhildur Gisladottir is now working in Reykjavik, heading up investigations for two very different crimes: the first, tracking down an escaped convict keen to settle old scores; the second, the murder of a TV fitness producer in her plush city centre apartment. With the police short-staffed and underfunded following Iceland's financial crash, Gunna and her team are stretched between the two cases. But it's not long before they uncover unwelcome secrets implicating some influential figures who will stop at nothing to distance themselves from scandal and retain their public anonymity...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781785414008

Published:

01-07-2017

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Cold Comfort

Author:

Quentin Bates

Synopsis:

Following on from her promotion, Sergeant Gunnhildur Gisladottir is now working in Reykjavik, heading up investigations for two very different crimes: the first, tracking down an escaped convict keen to settle old scores; the second, the murder of a TV fitness producer in her plush city centre apartment. With the police short-staffed and underfunded following Iceland's financial crash, Gunna and her team are stretched between the two cases. But it's not long before they uncover unwelcome secrets implicating some influential figures who will stop at nothing to distance themselves from scandal and retain their public anonymity...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781785414060

Published:

01-07-2018

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Cold Steal

Author:

Quentin Bates

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A successful housebreaker who leaves no traces and no clues as he strips Reykjavik homes of their valuables has been a thorn in the police's side for months. But when one night the thief breaks into the wrong house, he finds himself caught in a trap, and the stakes are raised far beyond anything he could have imagined. Gunnhildur Gisladottir of the Reykjavik police finds herself frustrated at every turn as she searches for a victim who has vanished from the scene of the crime, and wonders if it could be linked to the murders of two businessmen with dubious reputations that her bosses are warning her to keep clear of.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781785414756

Published:

01-01-2018

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Cold Steal

Author:

Quentin Bates

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A successful housebreaker who leaves no traces and no clues as he strips Reykjavik homes of their valuables has been a thorn in the police's side for months. But when one night the thief breaks into the wrong house, he finds himself caught in a trap, and the stakes are raised far beyond anything he could have imagined. Gunnhildur Gisladottir of the Reykjavik police finds herself frustrated at every turn as she searches for a victim who has vanished from the scene of the crime, and wonders if it could be linked to the murders of two businessmen with dubious reputations that her bosses are warning her to keep clear of.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781785414817

Published:

01-01-2019

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Love To Death

Author:

Patti Battison

Synopsis:

What happens when love goes bad - and it becomes an obsession...? Ageing rocker Johnny Lee Rogers is performing a series of charity concerts in Larchborough. His biggest fan, librarian Lizzie Thornton, has won tickets to see his final show. She's convinced that Fate is bringing them together...and Lizzie's always wanted a December wedding. As the town basks in the hottest temperatures for decades, it will be no Summer of Love for DCI Paul Wells and his team. Lizzie, a group of travellers and a missing girl seem to have conspired to bring a time of torment, intrigue and murder.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444808834

Published:

01-11-2011

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Snap

Author:

Belinda Bauer

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On a stifling summer's day, eleven-year-old Jack and his two sisters sit in their broken-down car, waiting for their mother to come back and rescue them. JACK'S IN CHARGE, she'd said. I WON'T BE LONG. But she doesn't come back. She never comes back. And life as the children know it is changed forever. Three years later, Jack is still in charge: of his sisters, of supporting them all, of making sure nobody knows they're alone in the house, and - quite suddenly - of finding out the truth about what happened to his mother...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781785416064

Published:

01-10-2018

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Murder In Montague Place

Author:

Martyn Beardsley

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Great Scotland Yard, 1844. When the beautiful Eleanora Scambles claims that her husband has been wrongly arrested for the murder of Edward Mizzentoft, Inspector Bucket of the recently formed detective force is intrigued - but there are two problems. The case is already being handled by Bucket's colleague, who is in no doubt about his man's guilt. And someone else observed the conversation between Bucket and Mrs Scambles - someone who will go to great lengths to ensure that the truth will never get out...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444817461

Published:

01-11-2013

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Bone & Cane

Author:

David Belbin

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In Nottingham, 1997, Labour MP Sarah Bone celebrates a successful campaign to secure an appeal for convicted murderer Ed Clark. But she soon discovers that he might be guilty after all. Driven to uncover the truth about Ed, she also has to fight the most important election of a generation, one she is expected to lose. Nick Cane is also fresh out of prison. Working illegally as a cabby, he finds he's now a colleague to Ed Clark. And since he's seeing Polly Bolton, the sister of the man Ed is meant to have murdered, Nick needs to find the truth as much as Sarah does.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9780753189443

Published:

01-02-2012

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