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Vanishing Point

Author:

Victor Canning

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Maurice Crillon is a brilliant French artist and art forger with a silver tongue and a silken touch with women. When his mother dies he learns that his father was an English baronet. His curiosity gets the better of him and he decides to meet his parent. But then he becomes entangled in an adventure in which he unwittingly becomes the quarry of the security services of two nations. Agents for the Mafia are also extremely interested in Crillon - and all of them are bent on recovering certain incriminating documents which have now fallen into his possession...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444812800

Published:

01-10-2012

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Saving Sophie

Author:

Sam Carrington

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When Karen Finch's seventeen-year-old daughter Sophie arrives home after a night out, drunk and accompanied by police officers, no one is smiling the morning after. But Sophie remembers nothing about how she got into such a state. Twelve hours later, Sophie's friend Amy has still not returned home. Then the body of a young woman is found. Karen is sure that Sophie knows more than she is letting on. But Karen has her own demons to fight. She struggles to go beyond her own door without a panic attack. As she becomes convinced that Sophie is not only involved but also in danger, Karen must confront her own anxieties to stop whoever killed one young girl moving on to another - Sophie.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444834604

Published:

01-11-2017

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A Brush With Death

Author:

Ali Carter

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ONE CHEEKY WINK AND LORD GREENGRASS WAS FLAT OUT ON THE GROUND, DELIRIOUSLY GASPING FOR LIFE, HIS EYES FLICKERING WITH A SPARKLE OF HOPE THAT THE SHADOW ON THE WALL HAD COME TO HELP... In the village of Spire, murder is afoot. Rich landowner Alexander, 9th Earl of Greengrass, is caught with his trousers down in the village graveyard before meeting a gruesome end. Luckily, Susie Mahl happens to be on hand. With her artist's eye for detail and her curious nature, she is soon on the scent of the murderer...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444839913

Published:

01-02-2019

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The Colours Of Murder

Author:

Ali Carter

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Flirtatious American blonde Miss Hailey Dune should never have accepted a summer weekend invitation to Fontaburn Hall. But when the Honourable Archibald Wellingham's gentrified house party are woken in the early hours of Sunday morning, it's too late: Miss Dune's blood is on their hands. With the aid of well-mannered Detective Chief Inspector Reynolds, intelligent Sergeant Ayari and loyal friend Dr Toby Cropper, Susie Mahl, on a timely commission drawing six racehorses nearby, seizes the opportunity to play detective for a second time. Her inquisitive nature, tenacity for truth and artist's eye for detail make her ideally suited to the task in hand. But is she getting carried away by her previous triumph - even to the extent of endangering her reputation and her burgeoning relationship with Toby?

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Hard Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444842500

Published:

01-10-2019

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An Unholy Mess

Author:

Joyce Cato

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In the small Cotswold village of Heyford Bassett, vicar's wife Monica Noble throws a party for the new residents. The guests include Margaret and her philandering husband Sean; Vera, a celebrity chef; Maurice, a retired Oxford Don with a secret; and Paul, the owner of a chain of gyms. Then a shotgun blast heralds the discovery of Margaret's body, terrifying the community on whom suspicion falls. Who is to blame? Margaret's husband? Monica's daughter Carol-Ann, accused of stealing from the deceased? To save her daughter and solve the crime, Monica swings into action with the police...

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Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444827958

Published:

01-04-2016

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Deadly Stuff

Author:

Joyce Cato

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Travelling cook Jenny Starling is keen to begin her temporary summer job at an Oxford college - but had expected her first foray into academic conference catering to involve slightly more illustrious clients than the Greater Ribble Valley & Jessop Taxidermy Society! And she hadn't expected murder to be on the menu... When an unpopular member of the Society is found stabbed to death, Jenny is persuaded by the college bursar to assist the police in solving the case. And, as if she hadn't enough to deal with between conducting investigations whilst keeping everyone deliciously fed, she must also contend with the antics of an escape-artist chameleon named Norman...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444825428

Published:

01-09-2015

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Babylon

Author:

Camilla Ceder

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A flat in Gothenburg holds a nasty surprise for Inspector Christian Tell. Anne-Marie Karpov, respected academic, lies murdered alongside a much younger man. The dead man is Henrik, her student and lover. The obvious suspect is Rebecca, Henrik's partner. Rebecca's volatile behaviour has brought her to the attention of the police before. But when Rebecca's flat is burgled, and strange artefacts are found among Henrik's things, Tell must cast the net wider. As the mystery takes Tell from the icy streets of Gothenburg to the alleyways of historic Istanbul, the troubled detective and his team will be tested to the very limit of their powers...

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Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9780753191897

Published:

01-07-2014

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4.50 From Paddington

Author:

Agatha Christie

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For an instant the two trains ran together, side by side. In that frozen moment, Elspeth witnessed a murder. Helplessly, she stared out of her carriage window as a man remorselessly tightened his grip around a woman's throat. The body crumpled. Then the other train drew away. But who, apart from Miss Marple, would take her story seriously? After all, there were no suspects, no other witnesses...and no corpse.

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Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444802283

Published:

01-04-2010

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A Caribbean Mystery

Author:

Agatha Christie

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As Miss Marple sat basking in the Caribbean sunshine she felt mildly discontented with life. True, the warmth eased her rheumatism, but here in paradise nothing ever happened. Eventually, her interest was aroused by an old soldier's yarn about a strange coincidence. Infuriatingly, just as he was about to show her an astonishing photograph, the Major's attention wandered. He never did finish the story...

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Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444802306

Published:

01-04-2010

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After The Funeral

Author:

Agatha Christie

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When Cora is savagely murdered with a hatchet, the extraordinary remark she made the previous day at her brother Richard's funeral suddenly takes on a chilling significance. At the reading of Richard's will, Cora was clearly heard to say: 'It's been hushed up very nicely, hasn't it?...But he WAS murdered, wasn't he?' In desperation, the family solicitor turns to Hercule Poirot to unravel the mystery...

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Soft Cover

Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444802696

Published:

01-04-2011

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A Murder Is Announced

Author:

Agatha Christie

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The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn are agog with curiosity over an advertisement in the local gazette which reads: 'A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6.30 p.m.' A childish practical joke? Or a hoax intended to scare poor Letitia Blacklock? Unable to resist the mysterious invitation, a crowd begins to gather at Little Paddocks at the appointed time when, without warning, the lights go out...

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Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444802351

Published:

01-04-2010

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And Then There Were None

Author:

Agatha Christie

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'Ten...' Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast. 'Nine...' In the drawing-room after dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guests is dead. 'Eight...' Stranded on the island, they are haunted by an ancient nursery rhyme counting down one by one...as one by one they begin to die. 'Seven...' Which amongst them is the killer and will any of them survive?

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Genre:

Crime

ISBN:

9781444802955

Published:

01-04-2012

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