The Elegant Lie

Written by Sam Eastland — The year is 1949 and Nathan Carter walks out of prison in Cologne and into the nascent Cold War. Back…

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The Stone Circle

Written by Elly Griffiths — Some crime novels take no prisoners and smack you between the eyes from the get-go, while others greet you warmly,…

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Murder in Park Lane

Written by Karen Charlton — Some book titles are far too clever for their own good and can leave the reader puzzled. An oblique reference…

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Hell Chose Me

Written by Angel Luis Colón — Just when avid crime fiction readers might be tiring of the low-life protagonists with unsavoury companions, seedy surroundings, and…

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The Shape of Lies

Written by Rachel Abbott — We’re reached number eight in Rachel Abbott’s much loved series featuring DCI Tom Douglas and our hero has domestic issues…

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Back Door to Hell

Written by Paul Gadsby — Nate doesn’t have a plan, all he has is first degree burns on the soles of his feet after a run-in…

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Cold Bones

Written by David Mark — Hull, on the east coast of England, may not seem the most obvious setting for crime fiction, but local author…

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The Banker’s Wife

Written by Cristina Alger — The words ‘financial’ and ‘thriller’ are usually enough to send me running for the hills, and they’re there for all…

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Spare Room

Written by Dreda Say Mitchell — The London-based author Dreda Say Mitchell has written a whole selection of gangster novels with strong female leads, but…

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Changeling

Written by Matt Wesolowski — In 1988, on Christmas Eve, seven-year-old Alfie Marsden and his father Sorrel drive through Wentshire Forest Pass, a dense wood…

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Her Pretty Face

Written by Robyn Harding — Frances Metcalfe is at an all time low. She’s overweight and unhappy, and when her son Marcus, who has ADHD,…

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Village of the Lost Girls

Written by Agustin Martínez, translated by Frank Wynne — This missing persons thriller, with its twists racing through the hairpin bends of the Pyrenees, is a…

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The Flower Girls

Written by Alice Clark-Platts — With children who kill as its main focus, The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts has ‘controversy’ written all over it.…

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Nemesis

Written by Rory Clements — If you’ve read the previous two adventures featuring Cambridge professor Tom Wilde you will know that he has little time to…

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The Disappeared

Written by Sibel Hodge — How far would you go for a bar of chocolate? I’m guessing not as far as some of the people…

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A Long Night in Paris

Written by Dov Alfon, translated by Daniella Zamir — This espionage thriller does indeed occupy a long night in Paris, in Jerusalem, and in several…

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