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Death Watch

Author:

Jim Kelly

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5 September, 1992. Fifteen-year-old Norma Jean Judd disappeared from her home, never to be seen again. 5 September, 2010. Exactly eighteen years later, Bryan Judd, Norma Jean's twin, is pulled from the searing heat of a hospital incinerator. When his charred remains are examined, the murder squad confirms that this was no accident. Could his death somehow be linked to his sister's disappearance? DI Peter Shaw and DS George Valentine begin their investigation into Bryan's life and uncover a secret world of criminal activity in Bryan's neighbourhood and at the hospital where he died. Can Shaw and Valentine solve Bryan's murder before any more lives are violently snatched away? And will they ever learn the truth about what happened to Norma Jean?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444807516

Published:

01-08-2011

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Dead And Gone

Author:

Bill Kitson

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Dean Wilson knows that any relationship between him and Naomi Macaulay is doomed. Her family were the founders of Bishopton Investment Group, which collapsed amidst claims of fraud and embezzlement - and he has ties to the person responsible for the crash... When Dean is charged with assault, DI Mike Nash's enquiries lead to him reopening the old fraud case. Then events quickly escalate to the point where he has several murder investigations on his hands...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444828689

Published:

01-06-2016

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Identity Crisis

Author:

Bill Kitson

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Alone in an isolated cottage, a young housewife waits for her sister, Jo. Struggling in the countrywide storms, Dr Johana Grey finally arrives - but the house, in darkness, is deserted... Mike Nash is on leave, so DS Mironova leads the investigation. The missing woman's husband is unaccounted for. Is he responsible - or the sadistic serial killer nicknamed the 'Cremator'? Before Nash's return, a security van disappears with its two-man crew, and as more violent crimes are reported, detectives try to make sense of the confusion...yet nothing is as it seems and no one is quite who they appear to be.

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444814996

Published:

01-04-2013

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Cracks

Author:

Sheila Kohler

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A beautiful schoolgirl mysteriously disappears into the South African veldt. Forty years later, ten members of the missing girl's swimming team gather at their old boarding school for a reunion, and look back to the long, dry weeks leading to Fiamma's disappearance. As teenage memories and emotions resurface, the women relive the horror of a long-buried secret, which hides the tribalism of adolescence - and the violence that lies in the heart of even the most innocent...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444805987

Published:

01-03-2011

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A Death At South Gare

Author:

Dan Latus

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Private investigator Frank Doy makes an off-duty visit to the South Gare, the breakwater at the mouth of the River Tees, anticipating a spectacular high tide in that wild, windswept place. Instead, he sees a man in the sea with no hope of rescue or survival - and, on the breakwater, three men who may have put him there... Frank soon discovers that the man was a greatly-respected local MP. As the only witness to this crime, he himself is now in deep trouble. But he can't just walk away. Though he needs to protect himself, he wants justice for the murdered man...

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Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444827231

Published:

01-02-2016

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Arsene Lupin

Author:

Maurice Leblanc/Edgar Jepson

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The most whimsical, audacious and genial thief in France, Arsene Lupin has baffled the greatest detectives in Europe. Whilst staying with friends, Monsieur Gournay-Martin receives a note from the man himself, stating his intention to rob him of several masterpieces and a valuable coronet. His future son-in-law, the Duke of Charmerace, springs into action, racing off to intercept Lupin at the Gournay-Martin home in Paris. But the wily gentleman thief is more than a match for him, and the Duke must call on Chief-Inspector Guerchard - head of the Detective Department of the Prefecture of Police, and sworn foe of Arsene Lupin...

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Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444829785

Published:

01-09-2016

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Arsene Lupin, Gentleman Burglar

Author:

Maurice Leblanc/Alexander Teixeira de Ma

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Baron Cahorn receives a letter from Arsene Lupin, THE gentleman burglar: master of a thousand disguises, scourge of country-houses and fashionable drawing-rooms, and nemesis of Detective Ganimard. The missive explains that Lupin has taken a fancy to various items of the baron's art and antiquities collection - with the exception of the large Watteau and the Louis XVI chatelaine, the authenticity of which appear to be 'exceedingly doubtful' - and requests that they be packed up and dispatched to him. Otherwise, he himself will see to their removal. But Arsene Lupin is presently imprisoned behind the walls of the Sante...

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Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444830118

Published:

01-10-2016

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Arsene Lupin Versus Holmlock Shears

Author:

Maurice Leblanc/Alexander Teixeira de Mattos

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Minutes after M. Gerbois, an unassuming professor of mathematics, purchases a small mahogany writing-desk for his daughter, he is swiftly approached by a young man offering him three times the price for it. Impatiently, he refuses. That evening, the desk is stolen - and, with it, the winning ticket for the latest Press-Association Lottery, worth one million francs! So begins an adventure which will see Arsene Lupin engaged in a battle of wits with his nemesis - the famed English detective Holmlock Shears...

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Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444830491

Published:

01-11-2016

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The Hollow Needle

Author:

Maurice Leblanc/Alexander Teixeira de Mattos

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The riddle of the Hollow Needle hides a secret that the rulers of France have handed down to each other since ancient times - a royal fortune made up of the most fabulous treasure ever imagined. Arsene Lupin believes he has found the key to unravelling the mystery. However, two opponents are dogging his footsteps. Once again, Lupin's path has crossed with that of his old nemesis Holmlock Shears. And now Isidore Beautrelet - a mere sixth-form schoolboy, but a brilliant amateur detective - is also seeking to cross swords with the notorious gentleman burglar...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444830835

Published:

01-12-2016

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Moonlight Mile

Author:

Dennis Lehane

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Sixteen-year-old Amanda McCready has disappeared. Her anxious aunt contacts Patrick Kenzie to investigate. Amanda has gone missing before and Patrick was the investigator who worked on her case when she was kidnapped as a four-year-old. But this is not a simple case of a runaway girl - nothing in Amanda's life has been simple: brought up by the world's worst mother, neglected throughout her childhood, she has nonetheless blossomed into a formidably intelligent young woman. A young woman so bright that she can seemingly out-think and out-manoeuvre anyone... For Patrick, the case leads him down Boston's darkest, most dangerous streets - and into a world of shocking secrets that will threaten not only Amanda's life, but also his own and that of his partner Angie Gennaro.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444807813

Published:

01-09-2011

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The Drop

Author:

Dennis Lehane

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Bob Saginowski is a quiet, lonely man working in a Boston bar ostensibly owned by his cousin Marv - though the real owners are a Chechen gang who use it, along with other places around the city, as a 'drop' for their illicit gains. Two days after Christmas Bob rescues an abused puppy from a trash can and meets Nadia, a damaged woman looking for something to believe in. Then he finds himself at the centre of a robbery gone awry, and suddenly a cop named Torres is asking about a decade-old murder; the Chechens who own the bar want their $5,000 back; and a lowlife named Eddie Deeds wants $10,000 for the dog Bob found in the trash. What's a friendless bartender to do?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444825305

Published:

01-09-2015

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Rupture

Author:

Simon Lelic

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North London; in the depths of summer, teacher Samuel Szajkowski walks into a school assembly and opens fire. Three pupils and a teacher are shot dead before Samuel turns the gun on himself. As the only woman in her office at CID, Detective Inspector Lucia May is finding it difficult to be taken seriously. When she is assigned the school-murders case, she is expected to tie things up quickly. The incident is a tragedy that couldn't have been predicted and Szajkowski a psychopath beyond help. But as Lucia begins to piece together the testimonies of the teachers and childrean at the school, a much more complex picture of the months leading up to the incident begins to emerge...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9780753188224

Published:

01-04-2011

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