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Summoning the Dead

Written by Tony Black — Detective Inspector Bob Valentine of the Ayr police is a man with a special talent. The dead plead with him. Ever since he was stabbed in the heart and passed away himself, only to be resuscitated several minutes later, Valentine has possessed this…
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Rather Be the Devil

Written by Ian Rankin — John Rebus might have retired from the police in 2007, but he just couldn’t stay away from the action. Since his return in Standing in Another Man’s Grave four years ago, Rebus has been helping his old department solve cold cases. One…
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Razor Girl

Written by Carl Hiaasen — Lane Coolman is the wrong man in the right place and at the right time. It’s February and Coolman, an agent to TV reality star Buck Nance, has just landed in Miami and is heading south to Key West. Nance has a gig at…
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CIS: The Methods of Sergeant Cluff

Written by Gil North — This year The British Library is celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the birth of the writer Gil North. This was the pen name for Geoffrey Horne, the creator of Sergeant Cluff, a fictional police detective who was dubbed ‘Yorkshire’s Maigret‘….
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A Deadly Thaw

Written by Sarah Ward — Bampton, the Derbyshire Peak District, September 2004. Lena Fisher is arrested and confesses to the murder of her husband, Andrew, suffocating him to death with a pillow immediately after they’d slept together. After a short trial, she is sent to prison…
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Unquiet Souls

Written by Liz Mistry — When the body of prostitute Sharon Asif is found in the snow dappled graveyard of a Bradford churchyard, DS Alice Cooper unwittingly opens a can of grisly worms. In the locked loft of the dead woman’s house are 20 children, two…
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When the Music's Over

Written by Peter Robinson — Newly promoted Detective Superintendent Alan Banks is given a high profile case to lead here in the 23rd novel in Peter Robinson’s impressive series. Former TV personality Danny Caxton is being investigated for the rape of a teenager in 1967 in…
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The Dead House

Written by Harry Bingham — The body of a young woman is found in the annexe of a tiny church in the sleepy hamlet of Ystradfflur, deep in the remote Welsh countryside. The room has a history going back to medieval times and was a ‘dead house’ where bodies would…
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