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Eye Contact

Author:

Fergus McNeill

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From the outside, Robert Naysmith is a successful businessman, handsome and charming. But for years he's been playing a deadly game. He doesn't choose his victims. Each is selected at random - the first person to make eye contact after he begins 'the game' will not have long to live. Their fate is sealed. When the body of a young woman is found on Severn Beach, Detective Inspector Harland is assigned the case. It's only when he links it to an unsolved murder in Oxford that the police begin to guess at the awful scale of the crimes. But how do you find a killer who strikes without motive?

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Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444817713

Published:

01-12-2013

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The First Rule Of Survival

Author:

Paul Mendelson

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Seven years ago in Cape Town, three young South African schoolboys were abducted in broad daylight on consecutive days. They were never seen again. Now, a new case for the unorthodox Colonel Vaughn de Vries casts a light on the original enquiry, which he is convinced was a personal failure on his part; the abductions have haunted him for those seven years, costing him his marriage and peace of mind. Struggling in a mire of departmental and racial rivalry, de Vries seeks the whole truth and unravels a complex history of abuse, deception and murder - and in the process discovers he is no longer sure who his friends and enemies are...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444828559

Published:

01-06-2016

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The History Of Blood

Author:

Paul Mendelson

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When the South African Police Service receives a panicked call for help from the wayward daughter of a former Apartheid-era politician, they soon discover not only her body, but within it, a message that will take Colonel Vaughn de Vries and Don February of the Special Crimes Unit on a journey through their country - and its past. As organised crime grips South Africa, new players arrive in Cape Town, determined to exploit the poor and hopeless. While other government agencies snap impotently at the small fish, de Vries, linked by a personal connection, resolves to follow this trail to its source and take it down from the top. Soon decades-old webs of corruption and influence are exposed; and as the boundaries of morality blur, de Vries's decisions begin to impact on his friends, colleagues and family.

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Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444831764

Published:

01-03-2017

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The Serpentine Road

Author:

Paul Mendelson

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South Africa, 1994: Even after the release of Nelson Mandela and the promise of free elections, extremist groups terrorise the country. Captain Vaughn de Vries finds himself in pursuit of the suspects of a fatal bombing in his precinct, under the command of one of the most feared white police officers of the time: Major Kobus Nel. Out of radio communication and without clear evidence, the South African Police Service barges into a township and sets off a chain of events that will resonate for nearly a quarter of a century... Cape Town, 2015: Six men are murdered, each with a connection to a point in the past that de Vries would sooner forget. Old wounds, hidden in history, are exposed, and a mysterious killer approaches, whom no one seems to be able to stop...

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Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444828887

Published:

01-07-2016

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Conviction

Author:

Denise Mina

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It's just a normal morning for Anna McDonald - until she opens the front door to her best friend, Estelle. Anna turns to see her own husband at the top of the stairs, suitcase in hand. They're leaving together, taking Anna's two daughters with them. Left alone in the big dark house, Anna can't think; she can't take it in. So she distracts herself with a story: a true crime podcast. There's a sunken yacht in the Atlantic, multiple murders, and a hint of power and corruption. But Anna realises she knew one of the victims in another life. This is a murder case she can't ignore. As she throws herself into an investigation, Anna's past and present lives are about to collide, sending everything she has worked so hard to achieve into freefall...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444842197

Published:

01-09-2019

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The Long Drop

Author:

Denise Mina

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The 'trial of the century' in 1950s Glasgow is over. Peter Manuel has been found guilty of a string of murders and is waiting to die by hanging. But every good crime story has a beginning, and Manuel's starts with the murder of William Watt's family. Watt is an ordinary businessman, a fool, a social climber - and the police are convinced he's guilty. Desperate to clear his name, Watt turns to Manuel, a career criminal who claims to have information that will finger the real killer. As Watt seeks justice with the cagey Manuel's help, everyone the pair meets has blood on their hands, as they sell their version of the truth...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444835380

Published:

01-01-2018

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The Mystery Of A Butcher's Shop

Author:

Gladys Mitchell

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When Rupert Sethleigh's body is found one morning, laid out in the village butcher's shop but minus its head, the inhabitants of Wandles Parva aren't particularly upset. Sethleigh was a blackmailing money lender and when Mrs Bradley begins her investigation she finds no shortage of suspects. It soon transpires that most of the village seem to have been wandering about Manor Woods, home of the mysterious druidic stone on which Sethleigh's blood is found splashed, on the night he was murdered, but can she eliminate the red herrings and catch the real killer?

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Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9780753189221

Published:

01-12-2011

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The Dorrington Deed-Box

Author:

Arthur Morrison

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Mr. Horace Dorrington, of the Dorrington & Hicks private inquiry agency, is a skilled investigator...though not what you might call a GOOD one. For he is an inveterate and unrepentant scoundrel, out to feather his own nest, never mind if he fleeces the criminal - or, indeed, his client - in the process. From nefarious activities on the high seas to shady dealings within the worlds of both horse- and bicycle-racing, from unearthing an old man's squirrelled-away money to hunting down a fabulous diamond, Dorrington charms his way through cases with always one eye on the prize...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444834437

Published:

01-10-2017

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Black Flowers

Author:

Steve Mosby

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As if from nowhere, she appears, on a seaside promenade, with a black flower and a horrifying story about where she's been - which starts a chain reaction of dangerous lies that will claim more victims... Neil Dawson, though devastated when his father - a writer - commits suicide, knows something isn't right. And when he finds, among his father's possessions, a copy of an old novel, THE BLACK FLOWER, Neil will be taken into a dangerous and painful investigation. Hannah Price is also mourning her father. Following his footsteps into the police force, she has a big reputation to live up to. When she's assigned to Neil's father's case, it will lead her on a journey into her own past and to the heart of a shattering secret.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444811223

Published:

01-06-2012

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I Know Who Did It

Author:

Steve Mosby

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Charlie Matheson died two years ago in a car accident. So who is the woman who looks scarily like her, claiming to be back from the dead? Detective Mark Nelson is called to investigate and hear her terrifying account of what she's been through... Every year Detective David Groves receives a birthday card for his son - even though he was murdered years ago. The tragedy took everything from him, apart from his belief in the law, despite the killers never having been found. This year, though, the card bears a different message: I KNOW WHO DID IT. Uncovering the facts will lead Nelson and Groves on a dark journey to a place where justice is a game, and punishments are severe. In order to get to the truth, first they'll have to go through hell...

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Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444829280

Published:

01-08-2016

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The Nightmare Place

Author:

Steve Mosby

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DI Zoe Dolan is tracking the Creeper, a stalker who's been breaking into women's homes and attacking them. The Creeper's violence is escalating and there's no pattern, no clue as to how he's getting in, and no clue as to who's next. Until Jane Webster gets a call to the helpline where she volunteers. He says he loves these women - but it's a love that ends in blood. When Jane tells the police, it should be the lead that Zoe needs - but it only pulls her further into a case that is already taking her dangerously close to the past she's never fully escaped. For Jane, Zoe and all the other young women of the city, suddenly nowhere is safe. Particularly their own bedroom in the dead of night...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444826012

Published:

01-11-2015

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Coming To The Edge

Author:

Theresa Murphy

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DCI Mattia is struggling with a case that involves politics, big business and a psychopathic killer. He's depressed: the combination of his current investigation into the murder of a young girl singer, his rocky relationship with his girlfriend, and his infatuation with a sexy private detective are all having an effect. But as members of his team are attacked, it looks like he might be onto something. Will he succeed in clearing the murder victim's husband, whom he believes to be innocent, or will his police career end in ignominy and the loss of the woman he now knows he loves?

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444812473

Published:

01-09-2012

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