Crime & Mystery Catalogue: January 2017

All the books in this catalogue are new books due for release in January 2017.

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Abbreviations used in this catalogue: PBK = ‘A’ or ‘B’ format (standard size) paperback;TP = ‘B+’ or ‘C’ format (oversize) trade paperback;HC = hardcover or cloth binding.

Until next time, good reading!

January 2017 includes new books by: Peter Corris, Susanna Gregory, Jack Grimwood, Graham Hurley, Jenn McKinlay, Peter May, Louise Penny, Sofie Ryan, James Sallis… and many others.

Pop Goes the Murder (Popcorn Shop mysteries 02)
Abbott, Kristi
Despite Rebecca Anderson’s best efforts to distance herself from her ex-husband, the guy keeps popping up. When Antoine offers to feature her breakfast bars and popcorn fudge on his popular cooking show, she suspects he’s once again trying to butter her up… but the TV exposure – for her gourmet popcorn shop, POPS – is too good to turn down. Things take a shocking turn when the crew comes to Grand Lake, to film in her shop; and Rebecca discovers Antoine’s assistant, electrocuted – in a hotel bathtub. Now, the police want Antoine to come clean. Her ex may be a pain, but he’s no killer. So, Rebecca decides to bag the real culprit. If she isn’t careful, however, she may be the next one getting burned.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Fudge and Jury (Bakeshop mysteries 05)
Alexander, Ellie
It’s almost spring in Ashland, Oregon, and the town is preparing for the Shakespeare and the annual Chocolate Festival. Business is cookin’, at Torte, and the store is expanding – as Jules’ team whips up crepes filled with mascarpone cheese and dark chocolate. Torte stands a chance of being this year’s confectionery belle of the ball! Life couldn’t be sweeter unless murder taints the batter. Evan Rowe, of Confections Couture, makes a chocolate fountain that would put Willy Wonka to shame, and his truffles are to die for – literally? Yes, the world-renowned chocolatier has just turned up dead… right after sampling a slice of Jules’ decadent four-layer chocolate cake. Now, all eyes are on Jules – as she tries to find the mysterious ingredient in her own recipe. Can she sift out the truth… before another contestant bites the buttercream?
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

A Terrible Beauty (Lady Emily mysteries)
Alexander, Tasha
On a quest to distract her lifelong friend Jeremy, from his recent heartbreak, Lady Emily organises a holiday in Greece. But the pleasantries are brought to an abrupt halt – when a man, long-believed dead, greets the party at their island villa. Lord Philip Ashton… Emily’s first husband, has returned. But can Philip really be who he claims, even if he has the scars and stories to prove it? Where has he been, for all this time?
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Watcher
Armstrong, Ross
Lily Gullick lives with her husband Aiden in a new-build flat – opposite an estate which has been marked for demolition. A keen birdwatcher, she can’t help spying on her neighbours. Until, one day, Lily sees something suspicious through her binoculars; and, soon, her elderly neighbour Jean is found dead. Lily, intrigued by the social divide in her local area – as it becomes increasingly gentrified – knows that she has to act. But her interference is not going unnoticed, and as she starts to get close to the truth, her own life comes under threat. But can Lily really trust everything she sees?
Thriller | TP | $29.99

The Drowning Child (Ren Bryce series)
Barclay, Alex
When Special Agent Ren Bryce is called to Tate, Oregon – to investigate the disappearance of twelve-year-old Caleb Veir – she finds a town, already in mourning. Two other young boys have died recently, although in very different circumstances. As Ren digs deeper, she discovers that all is not as it seems, in the Veir household – and that while Tate is a small town, it guards some very big secrets… Can Ren uncover the truth, before more children are harmed?
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Jane and the Waterloo Map (Jane Austen mysteries)
Barron, Stephanie
November, 1815. The Battle of Waterloo has come and gone, leaving the British economy in shreds; Henry Austen, high-flying banker, is about to declare bankruptcy… dragging several of his brothers down with him. The crisis destroys Henry’s health, and Jane flies to his London bedside, believing him to be dying. While she’s there, the chaplain to His Royal Highness the Prince Regent invites Jane to tour Carlton House, the Prince’s fabulous London home. But her visit takes a startling turn, when Jane stumbles upon a body sprawled on the carpet in the Regent’s library. The dying man utters a single failing phrase: Waterloo map, sending Jane on the hunt for a treasure of incalculable value and a killer of considerable cunning.
Historical mystery | TP | $33.95

Murder Wears White (Wedding Planner mysteries 02)
Blackmoore, Stephanie
Mallory hopes to unveil her new B&B – just in time for her first ceremony, as a wedding planner. The renovations to Thistle Park – the mansion she inherited, in small-town Port Quincy, Pennsylvania – are almost complete. But what Mallory didn’t plan on… is the bride’s aunt being poisoned, at the wedding tasting; and her perfect venue becoming a crime scene. Adding to the mystery is the discovery that this is not the first murder in the bridal family, and as Mallory becomes engaged in her own investigation; she learns the man, convicted of the crime, may not be guilty. Now, she has two crimes to solve – before the bride walks down the aisle – but a killer has other plans, to ensure that Mallory forever holds her peace…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Skin and Bone (Cragg and Fidelis series)
Blake, Robin
1743, and the tanners of Preston are a pariah community, plying their unwholesome trade beside a stretch of riverside marsh, where many Prestonians by ancient right graze their livestock. When the body of a newborn child is found in one of their tanning pits, Cragg’s enquiry falls foul of a cabal of merchants, dead set on modernising the town’s economy and regarding the despised tanners – and Cragg’s apparent championship of them – as obstacles to their plan. The murder of a baby is just the evidence they need to get rid of the tanners once and for all. But the inquest into the baby’s death is disrupted when the inn in which it is being held mysteriously burns down. Then Cragg himself faces a charge of lewdness, jeopardising his whole future as a coroner. But the fates have not finished playing with him just yet. The sudden and suspicious death of a very prominent person may just, with the help of Fidelis’ sharp forensic skills, bring about Cragg’s redemption…
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.99

Daisy in Chains
Bolton, Sharon
Hamish Wolfe is charming, magnetic, and very persuasive. Famed for his good looks, he receives adoring letters every day from his countless admirers. He’s also a convicted murderer, facing life in prison. Maggie Rosie is a successful lawyer and true-crime author. Reclusive and enigmatic, she only takes on cases she can win. Hamish is convinced that Maggie can change his fate. Maggie is determined not to get involved. She thinks she’s immune to the charms of such a man. But, maybe not, this time…
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

Boyd, William
What happens to your life when everything you thought you knew about your mother turns out to be an elaborate lie? Ruth Gilmartin discovers the strange and haunting truth about her mother, Sally, during the long hot summer of 1976. For Sally Gilmartin is not what she seems, at all. Russian by birth, she was recruited into the British Secret Service in Paris, in 1939, and spent the war years as a spy. But once a spy, always a spy. Sally Gilmartin has far too many dangerous secrets, and she has no one to trust. Before it is too late, she must confront the demons of her past. This time, though, she can’t do it alone – she needs Ruth’s help. Dead Good Books… a collection of dead good, twisty, gripping mysteries/thrillers at a dead good price (while stock lasts).
Mystery/thriller | PBK | $12.99

The Ex
Burke, Alafair
A lawyer agrees to help an old boyfriend, who has been accused of murder – but begins to suspect that she is the one being manipulated.
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau
Burnet, Graeme Macrae
Manfred Baumann is a loner. He has always lived in the nondescript French town of Saint-Louis. Shy and awkward, a man of habit, he spends his days working in the local bank and his evenings in the drab Restaurant de la Cloche – where he can surreptitiously observe Adèle Bedeau – its sullen, but alluring waitress. Until, one day, Adèle vanishes. Georges Gorski, a detective haunted by his failure to solve one of his first murder cases, is called in to investigate. Manfred is rattled, and the careful routine of his life starts to crumble around him. And that’s when he meets Alice Tarrou.
Suspense | PBK | $19.99

Master, Liar, Traitor, Friend (Leo Junker series)
Carlsson, Christoffer
One hot June Swedish day, Leo Junker’s mentor is found dead. Charles Levin has been shot in the head in the small village of Bruket. Obsessed with catching the murderer, Leo teams up with local police officer Tove Waltersson, who is leading the investigation. But while he doesn’t recognise her, she knows all about him: one fateful night a year earlier, a shootout ended when Leo accidentally killed her brother. Working together to uncover Levin’s killer, Tove and Leo soon find themselves implicated in a plot that stretches back decades.
Mystery | TP | $32.99

Murder at the House of Rooster Happiness (Ethical Chiang Mai Detective Agency series)
Casarett, David
Ladarat Patalung, for one, would have been happier without a serial murderer in her life. Then again, she never meant to be a detective, in the first place. But while content in her role at the Chaing Mai Hospital in Thailand as the nurse ethicist, Ladarat couldn’t resist when police detective Kuhn Wiriya came to her with his dilemma. Two nights ago, a young woman brought her husband to the emergency room, where he passed away. Now, someone remembers her coming in before, with a different husband (who also died). Is there a serial killer on the loose? One who likes to murder her husbands? And what else can one lone nurse ethicist do about it, but investigate? This fascinating mystery, set in Thailand, in the vein of Alexander McCall Smith, is the first in a new series.
Mystery | TP | $29.99

The Book of Mirrors
Chirovici, E O
When big-shot, literary agent Peter Katz receives an unfinished manuscript entitled The Book of Mirrors, he is intrigued. The author, Richard Flynn, is writing a memoir about his time at Princeton in the late ’80s, documenting his relationship with the famous Professor Joseph Wieder. One night in 1987, Wieder was brutally murdered in his home, and the case was never solved. Peter Katz is hell bent on getting to the bottom of what happened that night, twenty-five years ago, and is convinced the full manuscript will reveal who committed the violent crime. But other people’s recollections are dangerous weapons to play with, and this might be one memory that is best kept buried. ‘Intelligent and sophisticated – a crime story, told the way Picasso painted pictures. Highly recommended.’ – Lee Child.
Thriller | TP | $32.99

The Gentleman from Japan (Inspector O series)
Church, James
A Spanish factory, near Barcelona, is secretly producing – under the guise of a dumpling maker – a key machine for the production of nuclear weapons. Western intelligence has gotten wind of this and believes that the machine is meant for North Korea. It is deemed imperative either to disable the machine before it leaves the factory or intercept it. Inspector O is recruited by an old friend to take part in an operation to disrupt the plans for shipping the machine. The buyer of the machine has constructed an elaborate double-blind story, making it appear as if the purchaser is a Japanese criminal organization, acting on behalf of the North Koreans. Information has been carefully planted and events set up to lead Western intelligence operatives to that conclusion. The feints include a flurry of murders in the northeast Chinese city of Yanji, on the border with North Korea, where O’s nephew is the chief of State Security.
Mystery | HC | $34.99

The Taken (DI Erica Martin series)
Clark-Platts, Alice
In a Durham boarding house at dawn, Pastor Tristan Snow is murdered while he prays. Detective Inspector Erica Martin’s investigation encounters a host of suspects, all staying in the boarding house. Violet Snow, his daughter, who seems unsurprised by her father’s murder. Sera Snow, his inscrutable wife. Her sister, Antonia, who was closer to the Pastor than anyone yet knows. And Fraser McKenzie, Snow’s manager and best friend, who has his own dark secrets to hide. DI Martin soon learns that this is a case, in which nothing is what it seems, and no one is innocent…
Mystery/suspense | PBK | $19.99

Echo Park (Bosch series)
Connelly, Michael
In 1993, Marie Gesto disappeared… after walking out of a supermarket. Harry Bosch worked the case – but couldn’t crack it, and the twenty-two-year-old was never found. Now, more than a decade later, with the Gesto file still on his desk, Bosch gets a call from the District Attorney. A man accused of two heinous murders is willing to come clean about several others, including the killing of Marie Gesto. Taking the confession of the man he has sought – and hated – for thirteen years is bad enough. Discovering that he missed a clue, back in 1993, that could have stopped nine other murders may just be the straw that breaks Harry Bosch. Dead Good Books… a collection of dead good, twisty, gripping mysteries/thrillers at a dead good price (while stock lasts).
Mystery/thriller | PBK | $12.99

Win, Lose Or Draw
Corris, Peter
A missing teenager, drugs, yachts, the sex trade and a cold trail that leads from Sydney to Norfolk Island, Byron Bay, and Coolangatta. Can Cliff Hardy find out what’s really going on?
Mystery | TP | $29.99

Mystery in the Channel
Crofts, Freeman Wills
The Chichester is making a routine journey across the English Channel on a pleasant afternoon in June, when the steamer’s crew notice something strange. A yacht, bobbing about in the water ahead of them, appears to have been abandoned, and there is a dark, red stain on the deck… Two bodies later, with no sign of a gun, there certainly is a mystery in the channel. Inspector French soon discovers a world of high-powered banking, luxury yachts and international double dealing. British and French coastal towns, harbours and, of course, the Channel itself provide an alluring backdrop to this nautical adventure, along with a cast of shady characters. The latest of the British Library Crime Classics.
Classic mystery | TP | $27.95

Mercy Killing
Cutts, Lisa
The death of a local sex offender places the police officers at East Rise incident room under immense pressure – they must treat this case like any other murder; but they know what Albie Woodville did, and can feel little sympathy. Except, as the investigation progresses, it becomes clear this isn’t just a one-off killing – someone is out for revenge…
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

You Sent Me A Letter
Dawson, Lucy
At 2am, on the morning of her fortieth birthday, Sophie wakes to find an intruder in her bedroom. The stranger hands Sophie a letter and issues a threat: open the letter at her party that evening, in front of family and friends, at exactly 8pm; or those she loves will be in grave danger. What can the letter possibly contain? This will be no ordinary party; Sophie is not the only person keeping a secret about the evening ahead. When the clock strikes eight, the course of several people’s lives will be altered for ever.
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

Kill the Father
Dazieri, Sandrone
When a woman is beheaded in a park outside Rome and her six-year-old son goes missing, the police unit assigned to the case sees an easy solution: they arrest the woman’s husband and await his confession. But the Chief of Rome’s Major Crimes unit doubts things are so simple. Secretly, he lures to the case two of Italy’s top analytical minds: Deputy Captain Colomba Caselli, a fierce, warrior-like detective still reeling, from having survived a bloody catastrophe, and Dante Torre, a man who spent his childhood trapped inside a concrete silo. Fed through the gloved hand of a masked kidnapper who called himself ‘The Father’, Dante emerged from his ordeal with crippling claustrophobia but, also, with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and hyper-observant capacities…
Thriller | TP | $29.99

A Cold Death in Amsterdam (Lotte Meerman series)
De Jager, Anja
Set in Amsterdam, the novel introduces Lotte Meerman, a cold case detective still recovering from the emotional devastation of her previous investigation. A tipoff leads Lotte to an unresolved ten-year-old murder case, in which her father was the lead detective. When she discovers irregularities surrounding the original investigation that make him a suspect, she decides to cover for him. She doesn’t tell her boss about the family connection and jeopardises her career by hiding evidence. Now she has to find the real murderer before her acts are discovered; otherwise, her father will go to jail and she will lose her job… the one thing in life she still takes pride in… The first in a series, now followed by Cold Case in Amsterdam Central (TP, $29.99).
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

A Killer Ball at Honeychurch Hall
Dennison, Hannah
Kat Stanford stumbles upon a hidden room, in an abandoned wing at Honeychurch Hall. However, Kat’s initial excitement soon ends, in horror. There, lying on the cold, stone floor, Kat comes across the body of a young woman dressed in an Egyptian toga and wearing a tawdry, fairground trinket around her broken neck. Suspicion falls on some of those who live at the Hall – both upstairs and down – and even those, who are just had been passing through. This series of delightful Honeychurch Hall mysteries begins with Murder at Honeychurch Hall (PBK, $22.99).
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Dhooge, Bavo
A serial killer is on the loose in Ostend, Belgium. Nicknamed, The Stuffer, the mysterious killer fills his victims full of sand and poses them as public art installations – and the once idyllic beach town is in a panic. The fact that Rafael Styx is on the case is no comfort. The corrupt, middle-aged cop has a bum hip, a bad marriage, and ties to the Belgian underworld, but no leads. And if he wants to catch the killer before he’s replaced by the young, ambitious, and flamboyant new cop, Detective Delacroix, he’ll have to take matters into his own hands. When a chance encounter puts him face to face, with The Stuffer; Rafael’s life is cut short – by a gun to the chest. But the afterlife has only just begun: Styx wakes up a zombie. Gradually he realises his unique position. Not only is his body in decay, now that he exists between life and death, he can enter the Ostend of a different time. There he meets the surrealist painter, Paul Delvaux, who gives Styx his first clue about the killer. With a new lead and a fresh start, the dirty cop decides to change his ways, catch The Stuffer, and restore his honour. But with his new decaying body and hunger for human flesh getting in the way, he’ll need his old rival, Detective Delacroix to help him out. From the Number 1 Flemish crime writer, ‘an atmospheric, noir-tinged tale about a stubborn cop who just won’t quit, even if he is dead’ – Kirkus Reviews.
Thriller | PBK | $24.99

Apple Tree Yard
Doughty, Louise
Yvonne Carmichael has worked hard to achieve the life she always wanted: a highflying career in genetics; a beautiful home; a good relationship with her husband, and their two grown-up children. Then one day she meets a stranger at the Houses of Parliament and, on impulse, begins a passionate affair with him – a decision that will put everything she values at risk. A reissue, to tie in with a new BBC series.
Suspense | PBK | $19.99

The Woman Who Walked into The Sea (Sea Detective series)
Douglas-Home, Mark
Cal McGill is a unique investigator and oceanographer, who uses his expertise to locate things - and sometimes people – lost, or missing, at sea. His expertise could unravel the haunting mystery of why, twenty-six years ago on a remote Scottish beach, Megan Bates strode out into the cold ocean, and let the waves wash her away. Megan’s daughter Violet Wells was abandoned as a baby on the steps of a local hospital, just hours before the mother she never knew took her own life. As McGill is drawn into Violet’s search for the truth, he encounters a coastal community divided by obsession and grief, and united only by a conviction to keep its secrets buried… Preceded by The Sea Detective (PBK, $22.99), and followed by The Malice of the Waves (TP, $32.99). This series has had some good customer feedback.
Mystery/suspense | PBK | $19.99

Crimson Snow
Edwards, Martin (editor)
Crimson Snow brings together a dozen vintage crime stories set in winter. Welcome to a world of Father Christmases behaving oddly, a famous fictional detective in a Yuletide drama, mysterious tracks in the snow, and some very unpleasant carol singers. There’s no denying that the supposed season of goodwill is a time of year that lends itself to detective fiction. And more than that, claustrophobic house parties, with people cooped up with long-estranged relatives, can provide plenty of motives for murder. Including forgotten stories by major writers such as Margery Allingham, as well as classic tales by less familiar crime novelists, each story in this selection is introduced by the leading expert on classic crime, Martin Edwards. The resulting volume is an entertaining and atmospheric compendium of wintry delights. The latest of the British Library Crime Classics.
Classic mystery | TP | $27.95

Miss Treadway and the Field of Stars
Emmerson, Miranda
In a tiny, two-bed flat above a Turkish café on Neal Street lives Anna Treadway, a young dresser at the Galaxy Theatre. When the American actress Iolanthe Green disappears after an evening’s performance at the Galaxy, the newspapers are wild with speculation about her fate. But as the news grows old and the case grows colder, it seems Anna is the only person left determined to find out the truth. Her search for the missing actress will take her into an England she did not know existed: an England of jazz clubs and prison cells, backstreet doctors and seaside ghost towns, where her carefully calibrated existence will be upended by violence but also, perhaps, by love. For, in order to uncover Iolanthe’s secrets, Anna is going to have to face up to a few of her own…
Mystery | TP | $29.99

Jane Steele
Faye, Lyndsay
Like the heroine of the novel she adores, Jane Steele suffers cruelly – at the hands of her aunt and schoolmaster. And, like Jane Eyre, they call her wicked – but in her case, she fears the accusation is true. When she flees, she leaves behind the corpses of her tormentors. A fugitive navigating London’s underbelly, Jane rights wrongs on behalf of the have-nots, whilst avoiding the noose. Until an advertisement catches her eye. Her aunt has died and the new master at Highgate House, Mr Thornfield, seeks a governess. Anxious to know if she is Highgate’s true heir, Jane takes the position and is soon caught up in the household’s strange spell. When she falls in love with the mysterious Charles Thornfield, she faces a terrible dilemma: can she possess him – body, soul and secrets – and what if he discovers her murderous past?
Historical thriller | PBK | $22.99

The River at Night
Ferencik, Erica
Win Allen doesn’t want an adventure. After a miserable divorce and the death of her beloved brother, she just wants to spend some time with her three best friends, far away from her soul-crushing job. But athletic, energetic Pia has other plans. Plans for an adrenaline-raising, breathtaking, white-water rafting trip in the Maine wilderness. Five thousand square miles of remote countryside. Just mountains, rivers and fresh air. No phone coverage. No people. No help…
Thriller | TP | $24.99

Guilty Minds (Nick Heller series)
Finder, Joseph
Private spy Nick Heller is the best lie detector you’ll ever meet. Tough, smart and stubborn, Nick Heller prides himself on uncovering the truth. He’s been called in to defuse a potentially-explosive situation – involving a Chief Justice and an escort. But when the escort is found dead, the case takes a dangerous turn. Now, he has just forty-eight hours to solve the murder of an innocent woman. Forty-eight hours to force the power-brokers of Washington to give up their secrets… The truth, when it comes, will shock them all.
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

Fitzgerald, Helen
When Leah Oliphant-Brotheridge and her adopted sister Su go on holiday together to Magaluf to celebrate their A-levels, only Leah returns home. Her successful, swotty sister remains abroad, humiliated and afraid: there is an online video of her, drunkenly performing a sex act in a nightclub. And everyone has seen it. Ruth Oliphant-Brotheridge, mother of the girls, successful court judge, is furious. How could this have happened? How can she bring justice to these men who took advantage of her dutiful, virginal daughter? What role has Leah played in all this? And can Ruth find Su and bring her back home, when Su doesn’t want to be found?
Suspense | PBK | $19.99

Wedding Cake Murder (Hannah Swensen mysteries 19)
Fluke, Joanne
Hannah is thrilled to be marrying Ross Barton, her college crush. And her excitement only grows, when she learns he’ll be able to join her on her trip to New York City – for the Food Channel’s dessert chef contest. They get a taste of the Big Apple before Hannah wins the Hometown Challenge and the producers bring all the contestants to Lake Eden to tape the remainder of the show. It’s nerve-wracking enough… being judged by Alain Duquesne, a celebrity chef with a nasty reputation. But it’s even more chilling, to find him stabbed to death – in the Lake Eden Inn’s walk-in cooler – before he’s even had a chance to taste Hannah’s Butterscotch Sugar Cookies! Now, Hannah has not only lost her advantage, she’ll have to solve a mystery… with more layers, than a five-tiered, wedding cake.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

The Darkest Goodbye (Lorimer & Brightman series)
Gray, Alex
When newly-fledged DC Kirsty Wilson is called to the house of an elderly woman, what appears to be a death by natural causes soon takes a sinister turn… when it is revealed that the woman had a mysterious visitor in the early hours of that morning – someone dressed as a community nurse… but, with much darker intentions. As Kirsty is called to another murder – this one, the brutal execution of a well-known, Glasgow, drug dealer – she finds herself pulled into a complex case, involving vulnerable people and a sinister service that offers them and their loved ones a ‘release’. Detective Superintendent William Lorimer is called, in to help DC Wilson investigate and, as the body count rises, the pair soon realise that this case is about to get more personal – than either of them could have imagined…
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

A Plague On Both Your Houses (Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew)
Gregory, Susanna
Matthew Bartholomew, unorthodox but effective physician to Michaelhouse college in medieval Cambridge, is as worried as anyone about the pestilence that is ravaging Europe and seems to be approaching England. But he is distracted by the sudden and inexplicable death of the Master of Michaelhouse – a death the University authorities do not want investigated. But Matt is determined to get to the truth, leading him into a tangle of lies and intrigue that cause him to question the innocence of his closest friends – and even his family – just as the Black Death finally arrives… To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Matthew Bartholomew series, the first three books have being reissued, with beautiful, new, series-style covers.
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.99

An Unholy Alliance (Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew)
Gregory, Susanna
In 1350, the people of Cambridge are struggling to overcome the effects of the Black Death – and with a high mortality rate among priests and monks, the townsfolk are vulnerable to sinister cults that have sprung up. At Michaelhouse, Matthew Bartholomew is training new physicians when the body of a friar is found in the massive chest that the University uses to store precious documents. While investigating, Bartholomew stumbles across a derelict church being used as a meeting place for the mysterious sect he believes is at the heart of a web of blackmail and deceit – with intention to overthrow the established religion. To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Matthew Bartholomew series, the first three books have being reissued, with beautiful, new, series-style covers.
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.99

A Bone of Contention (Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew)
Gregory, Susanna
Cambridge, in 1352, is rife with terrible clashes between the fledgling University and the townspeople. Matthew Bartholomew, physician and teacher at Michaelhouse college, is trying to keep the peace when a student is murdered and the town plunges into chaos. At the same time a skeleton is discovered that is rumoured to belong to a local martyr, and Bartholomew has his hands full investigating both deaths while the rioting intensifies… To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Matthew Bartholomew series, the first three books have being reissued, with beautiful, new, series-style covers.
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.99

The Woman In Blue (Ruth Galloway mysteries)
Griffiths, Elly
When Ruth’s friend Cathbad sees a vision of the Virgin Mary, in a white gown and blue cloak, in Walsingham’s graveyard, he takes it in his stride. Walsingham has strong connections to Mary, and Cathbad is a druid, after all; visions come with the job. But when the body of a woman in a blue dressing-gown is found dead the next day in a nearby ditch, it is clear that a horrible crime has been committed, and DCI Nelson and his team are called in – for what is now a murder investigation. Ruth, a devout atheist, has managed to avoid Walsingham, during her seventeen years in Norfolk. But then an old university friend asks to meet her in the village, and Ruth is amazed to discover that she is, now, a priest. She has been receiving vitriolic anonymous letters targeting women priests – letters containing references to local archaeology and a striking phrase about a woman ‘clad in blue, weeping for the world’. Then another woman is murdered – a priest. As Walsingham prepares for its annual Easter re-enactment of the Crucifixion, the race is on to unmask the killer… before they strike, again.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Moskva (Tom Fox series)
Grimwood, Jack
January, 1986. A week after disgraced Intelligence Officer Tom Fox is stationed to Moscow, the British Ambassador’s fifteen-year-old daughter goes missing. Fox is ordered to find her, and fast. But the last thing the Soviets want is a foreign agent snooping about on their turf. Not when a killer they can’t even admit to, let alone catch, is preparing to kill again… This is Jon Courtenay Grimwood, writing as Jack Grimwood. Recommended.
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

Before the Fall
Hawley, Noah
The elite have everything: money, cars, private jets and beautiful families. David Whitehead and Ben Kipling are the top of the elite, both influential men with jobs in the media and finance, both travelling back to New York on a private jet after a vacation with their families, and both with secrets that could ruin their lives. Invited on a whim by David’s wife, Scott Burroughs, a middle-aged painter, finds himself on their plane – he needs to visit New York for a meeting that could spark a revival in his failed career. But sixteen minutes into its journey the plane crashes into the sea, Scott and the Whiteheads’ four-year-old son are the only survivors. With a little boy’s life in his hands. Scott begins to swim – an epic journey to the coast.
Thriller | PBK | $22.99

The Man Who Wasn’t There (Sebastian Bergman)
Hjorth, Michael & Rosenfeldt, Hans
On the side of a mountain in Sweden, six bodies have been found. Skeletons, more precisely. These bodies were buried a long time ago. And, for Sebastian Bergman, that just makes the investigation into who they are, who killed them, and why, even more complex. Because Bergman has, of course, found himself on the investigating team. At first, it was a chance to escape his ex-girlfriend and spend some time with his daughter, Vanja. An opportunity to try and build a relationship with her – before it’s too late. But, soon, he finds that he’s more involved than he would ever want to be. And his personal life is horribly, disastrously, tangled up in it, all…
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

Punishment (Vik & Stubo series)
Holt, Anne
A killer is on the loose. Three children have been abducted. The bodies of two returned to their mothers along with a desperately cruel note: ‘You Got What You Deserved.’ Police Superintendent Adam Stubo is in charge of the investigation, and is convinced there’s a crucial detail he’s overlooking. In a desperate bid to get some answers, he recruits legal researcher Johanne Vik, a woman with an extensive understanding of criminal history. With a chance that the third child is still alive, the clock is ticking. Can the pair solve the case, in time to save her? The first instalment in Vik/Stubo series. Dead Good Books… a collection of dead good, twisty, gripping mysteries/thrillers at a dead good price (while stock lasts).
Mystery/thriller | PBK | $12.99

The Order of Things (Jimmy Suttle)
Hurley, Graham
DS Jimmy Suttle is called to a brutal murder in the picturesque Devon village of Lympstone. Harriet Reilly, a local GP, has been found disembowelled in the bedroom of her partner, climate scientist Alois Bentner. Suttle’s estranged wife, Lizzie, has abandoned Portsmouth, moved to Exeter and returned to journalism, hearing rumours of a local GP… offering mercy killings to patients meeting certain criteria. The name of the GP is Harriet Reilly. So begins two investigations of the same crime. Operation Buzzard, with DS Suttle at its heart, and Lizzie, piecing together her own version of the events that led to Harriet Reilly’s death.
Mystery | PBK | $22.99

Innocent Blood
James, P D
Philippa Palfrey, adopted as a child, believes herself to be the motherless, illegitimate daughter of an aristocratic father. At eighteen, she exercises her right to find out the truth. What she discovers will change her life forever. Philippa enters a new and terrifying world and, soon, comes to realize that she is not the only one – interested in her parents’ whereabouts. Dead Good Books… a collection of dead good, twisty, gripping mysteries/thrillers at a dead good price (while stock lasts).
Mystery/thriller | PBK | $12.99

Love You Dead (Roy Grace series)
James, Peter
An ugly duckling as a child, Jodie Bentley had two dreams in life – to be beautiful and rich. She’s achieved the first, with a little help from a plastic surgeon; and, now, she’s working hard on the second. Her philosophy on money is simple: you can either earn it, or marry it. Marrying is easy, it’s getting rid of the husband, afterwards, that’s harder, that takes real skill. But, hey, practice makes perfect… Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is feeling the pressure from his superiors, his previous case is still giving him sleepless nights, there have been major developments with his missing wife Sandy, and an old adversary is back. But, worse than all of this, he now believes a Black Widow is operating in his city. One with a venomous mind… and venomous skills. Soon, Grace comes to the frightening realization that he may have underestimated just how dangerous, this lady is.
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

Private Investigations (Bob Skinner series)
Jardine, Quintin
Former Chief Constable Bob Skinner has uncovered his fair share of shocking crime scenes, over his thirty-year career. But none could prepare him for the sight he finds stowed in the back of a stolen car that collides with his on the outskirts of Edinburgh. As his former colleagues investigate, Skinner takes on an unusual commission of his own. The body count rises, motives appear, the hunt goes global, and potential conflicts surface. In his new guise, is Skinner is on the side of the angels… or, working against them?
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Good Me, Bad Me
Land, Ali
Annie’s mother is a serial killer. The only way she can make it stop is to hand her in to the police. But out of sight is not out of mind. The secrets of her past won’t let her sleep, even with a new family and name – Milly. A fresh start. Now, surely, she can be whoever she wants to be. But Milly’s mother is a serial killer. And blood is thicker than water… She is, after all, her mother’s daughter.
Thriller | TP | $32.99

Vanilla Ride (Hap & Leonard series)
Lansdale, Joe R
When Leonard is asked to rescue a teenage girl from a lowly drug dealer, he gladly agrees and invites Hap along for the ride. Everything goes according to plan, until they find out the dealer is a member of the Dixie mafia. A wild gun fight ensues, after which Hap and Leonard are arrested. Turns out, however, that the law needs a favour and if Hap and Leonard can do the deed, they’ll be free to roam. There’s one problem, the Dixie Mafia’s new hired gun – the legendary assassin… Vanilla Ride. Darkly hilarious and wacky, redneck noir – this series begins with Savage Season ($19.99). Recommended!
Thriller | PBK | $22.99

Devil Red (Hap & Leonard series)
Lansdale, Joe R
When their friend and sometime boss Marvin Harmon asks the boys to look into a cold-case double homicide, they’re happy to oblige. It turns out that both victims were set to inherit some serious money, and one of them ran with an honest-to-goodness vampire cult. The more closely Hap and Leonard look over the crime scene photos, the more trouble they see. The image of a red devil’s head is painted on a tree. A little research turns up a slew of murders with that same fiendish signature. And if things aren’t weird enough, Leonard has taken to wearing a deerstalker cap… Will this be the case that finally sends Hap over the edge? Darkly hilarious and wacky, redneck noir – this series begins with Savage Season ($19.99). Recommended!
Thriller | PBK | $22.99

The Genesis Flaw
Larkin, L A
Human experiments in Zimbabwe, an Australian farmer’s death, and a Sydney CEO’s suicide: these events are linked in the mind of one woman, Serena Swift. A ballsy advertising director with a guilty conscience, she decides to take on one of the world’s most powerful producers of genetically modified food, Gene-Asis. Serena disguises herself – to infiltrate Gene-Asis, in an attempt to expose the company’s horrific genetic experiments. But, suddenly, Swift’s informants disappear, and she is hunted by a hired killer and framed for murder. Chased from Sydney to New York, she must face the man she fears most, on his own turf. If she fails, nothing can stop a global catastrophe. And nobody can help her – except a dead man. Also newly available, this month, is Larkin’s Antarctic thriller: Thirst (PBK, $19.99).
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

The Great Swindle
Lemaitre, Pierre
October 1918. The war on the Western Front is all but over, for most soldiers – except the ambitious Lieutenant Henri d’Aulnay Pradelle. Desperate for one last chance of promotion, Pradelle sends two scouts over the top, and secretly shoots them in the back to incite his men to heroic action once more. When Albert Maillard realises how the two soldiers must have died, Pradelle is ready to go to any lengths to silence him. Pushed into a shell hole and buried alive, Albert is left to face a horrific death – or he is, until another soldier, Edouard Péricourt digs him out, in the nick of time, losing half his face to a piece of flying shrapnel for his troubles. So, the fates and fortunes of this unlikely pair are bound together. Back in civilian life, both struggle to adjust to a society whose reverence for its dead cannot quite match its resentment for those who survived.
Historical mystery | PBK | $22.99

A Savage Hunger (Paula Maguire series)
McGowan, Claire
Alice Morgan’s disappearance raises immediate questions for forensic psychologist Paula Maguire. Alice, the daughter of a life peer in the Home Office, has vanished… along with a holy relic – the bones of a saint – and the only trace is the bloodstains on the altar. With no body to confirm death, the pressure in this high-profile case is all-consuming, and Paula knows that she will have to put her own life, including her imminent marriage, on hold, if they are to find the truth. A connection to a decades-old murder immediately indicates that all may not be as it seems; as the summer heat rises and tempers fray, can Alice be found – or will they learn that those that are hungry for vengeance may be the most savage of all?
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Assault and Beret (Hat Shop mysteries 05)
McKinlay, Jenn
London milliner Vivian Tremont and her American cousin and partner, Scarlett Parker, tip their caps to their beloved shop on Portobello Road in Notting Hill; and set off for Paris, where Viv can’t wait to teach a hat-making class. But she has another reason to travel to the City of Light: to find the man she impulsively eloped with, years ago… and have their marriage annulled.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Cold Cold Ground (Sean Duffy series)
McKinty, Adrian
Northern Ireland. Spring 1981. Hunger strikes. Riots. Power cuts. A homophobic serial killer with a penchant for opera. And a young woman’s suicide that may yet turn out to be murder. On the surface, the events are unconnected, but then things – and people – aren’t always what they seem. Detective Sergeant Duffy is the man tasked with trying to get to the bottom of it all. It’s no easy job – especially, when it turns out that one of the victims was involved in the IRA, but last seen discussing business with someone from the UVF. Add to that the fact that, as a Catholic policemen, it doesn’t matter which side he’s on, because nobody trusts him – and Sergeant Duffy really is in a no-win situation. The first instalment in the Sean Duffy series. Recommended. Dead Good Books… a collection of dead good, twisty, gripping mysteries/thrillers at a dead good price (while stock lasts).
Mystery/thriller | PBK | $12.99

Red Sparrow (Egorova & Nash series)
Matthews, Jason
A Russian honey trap agent targets a young CIA operative to uncover a senior-ranking mole at the heart of the Russian Intelligence service. Dominika Egorova, former prima ballerina, is sucked into the heart of Putin’s Russia, the country she loved, and spat out as the twists and turns of betrayal and counter-betrayal unravel. American Nate Nash, idealistic and ambitious, handles the double agent, codenamed MARBLE, considered one of CIA’s biggest assets. He needs to keep his identity secret for as long as the mole can keep supplying golden information. Will Dominika be able to unmask MARBLE, or will the mission see her faith destroyed in the country she has always passionately defended? The first in a series.
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

Cast Iron (Enzo Macleod Investigations)
May, Peter
In 1989, a killer dumped the body of twenty-year-old Lucie Martin into a picturesque lake in the West of France. Fourteen years later, during a summer heatwave, a drought exposed her remains – bleached bones amid the scorched mud and slime. No one was ever convicted of her murder. But now, forensic expert Enzo Macleod is reviewing this stone-cold case – the toughest of those he has been challenged to solve. Yet when Enzo finds a flaw in the original evidence surrounding Lucie’s murder, he opens a Pandora’s box that not only raises old ghosts but endangers his entire family.
Mystery/thriller | TP | $32.99

The Last Act of Hattie Hoffman
Mejia, Mindy
Seventeen-year-old Hattie Hoffman is a talented actress, loved by everyone in her Minnesotan hometown. So, when she’s found stabbed to death on the opening night of her school play, the tragedy rips through the fabric of the community. Local sheriff Del Goodman, a good friend of Hattie’s dad, vows to find her killer, but the investigation yields more secrets than answers; it turns out Hattie played as many parts offstage, as on.
Suspense | TP | $32.99

Collected Millar: The Tom Aragon Novels (omnibus)
Millar, Margaret
The California hills are filled with folly as one of Margaret Millar most beloved characters, Tom Aragon – a Mexican-American lawyer, turned private investigator – looks into three very bizarre vanishings. One of her few recurring characters, Tom Aragon, ranks among Millar’s best creations. A charming and competent young lawyer, Aragon finds himself navigating one entitled nest of vipers after another, let alone racial prejudice, in three of Millar’s most unusual and humorous novels. In Ask For Me Tomorrow (1976) Gilda Decker needs a new bag, what with her second husband being suddenly crippled and her ex-husband hiding himself and his money somewhere in the hinterlands of Mexico. Gilda’s recently retained lawyer, Tom Aragon, Mexican himself, is the best man for the job. But as Aragon digs deeper into her ex-husband’s past the more dangerous his job becomes. Tom Aragon returns in The Murder of Miranda (1979), which sees Aragon on his most entertaining case yet, looking into the simultaneous disappearances of Miranda Shaw and Grady Keaton. Shaw, a recently-widowed woman of fifty, was last seen with Keaton, a young lifeguard, half her age, who worked at the prestigious Penguin Beach Club. The clues come one stranger than the next in this often-hilarious novel of folly among the California elite. No dragnet is large or small enough to find Cleo Jasper, the beautiful and missing young woman at the centre of Mermaid (1982), Tom Aragon’s third and final outing. Retained by the woman’s doting brother, who will spare no expense to find his sister, Aragon soon realises that he has once again found himself in over his head when Cleo’s friend turns up dead, amidst a sea of somewhat dubious suicide notes.
Mystery | TP | $35.95

Find Me
Monroe, J S
Five years ago, Rosa walked to the end of the pier in the dead of night. She looked into the swirling water, and jumped. She was a brilliant young Cambridge student who had just lost her father. Her death was tragic, but not unexpected. Was that what really happened? The coroner says it was. But Rosa’s boyfriend Jar can’t let go. He sees Rosa everywhere – a face on the train; a figure on the cliff. He is obsessed with proving that she is still alive. And then he gets an email. Find me, Jar. Find me, before they do… Is Rosa really dead? And, if she is, who is playing games with the ones she left behind?
Suspense | TP | $29.99

Another Little Christmas Murder
Morgan, Lorna Nicholl
When Dilys Hughes finds herself snowbound, in the middle of a bleak and lonely stretch of Yorkshire, she has no option but to accept help, from passing motorist Inigo Brown, who is on his way to visit his uncle. Arriving at his uncle’s remote country house, Wintry Wold, the couple encounters a less than warm welcome from Inigo’s new young aunt, Theresa. Why is she reluctant to let Inigo see his uncle; and is he really as ill, as they are told? As the snowstorm brings more stranded strangers to their door, Dilys starts to realise that all is not as it seems at Wintry Wold. When the morning brings news of the death of Inigo’s uncle, Dilys sets out to investigate – was it a natural death, or was it murder? A classic, country house mystery, republished for the first time in nearly seventy years. Perfect for fans of Murder at the Old Vicarage and Partners in Crime.
Historical mystery | PBK | $22.99

Murder in an Irish Village (Irish Village mysteries 01)
O’Connor, Carlene
In the small village of Kilbane, County Cork, Ireland, Naomi’s Bistro has always been a warm and welcoming spot, to visit with neighbours and share a cup o’tea. But murder has a way of killing business… Nowadays, Siobhan O’Sullivan – along with her five siblings – runs the family bistro, named for their mother. It’s been a rough year for the O’Sullivans, but it’s about to get rougher. One morning, as they’re opening the bistro, they discover a man – seated at a table, with a pair of hot-pink, barber scissors protruding, from his chest. With the local garda suspecting the O’Sullivans, and their business in danger of being shunned, it’s up to feisty, redheaded Siobhan to solve the crime and save her beloved brood.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Third Time’s A Crime (Love or Money mysteries 03)
Orgain, Diana
After two, hit, reality TV shows brought ex-detective Georgia Thornton into America’s living rooms, audiences can’t get enough of her quest for love and justice. Now, producers have come up with an all-new show set in a haunted castle in Golden, California. Georgia and nine other contestants will need to solve the mystery of a young woman – who disappeared at the castle, in 1960. Except there’s one rather substantial problem waiting for everyone, when they arrive: a groundskeeper is found drowned – at the bottom of the castle’s empty pool. Now, Georgia and the other contestants will need to work together, because there’s a different sort of game afoot – and it’s not one they can afford to lose…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

The Nature of the Beast (Inspector Gamache series)
Penny, Louise
Hardly a day goes by, when nine-year-old Laurent Lepage doesn’t cry wolf. His boundless sense of adventure and vivid imagination mean he has a tendency to concoct stories – so extraordinary, and so farfetched, that no one can possibly believe him. But when Laurent disappears, former Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is faced with the possibility that one of his tall tales might have been true. This great series begins with Still Life ($19.99).
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

Murder Go Round (Witch City mysteries 04)
Perry, Carol J
Lee Barrett has agreed to attend a storage auction with Aunt Ibby – even though she suspects the forgotten rooms will yield more junk than treasure. Her scepticism vanishes, once the two win a bid on an overlooked locker; and uncover a trove of beautiful curiosities, including a stunning wooden carousel horse with gentle eyes and fading paint. But just before Lee leaves the fairground relic at a local repair shop, the sight of a silver samovar awakens her psychic abilities, and conjures visions of murder. Lee prays the intrusive ESP episode was just a glimpse into the past – until her policeman boyfriend reports a dead man outside the repair shop. Apparently, the unknown victim had been hot on Lee’s trail since the auction. And with the horse found dismantled, it looks like he was up to no good. What’s the story behind the antique equine, and could a strange bubble-gum-chewing woman, with fiery hair, have something to do with the crime? Guided by her gift and O’Ryan, her wise tabby cat, Lee’s set on catching the murderer… before she’s sent on the darkest ride of her life.
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Dark Heart (Jed Walker series)
Phelan, James
Walker is ex-CIA – a man who thought he was long out of the game. Discovering a terror outfit is running people-smuggling from the Middle East and into the United States, he is drawn back in to fight their evil trade. At first, Walker thinks these human traffickers are driven purely by profit and greed. But it is much worse than that – and it has ties to the highest levels of power. As the body count rises, and deadly enemies stalk from the shadows, Walker uncovers the shocking truth behind an operation intended to bring America to its knees. As he attempts to make things right, Jed Walker will learn the true cost of life – and pay a devastating price. Follows Kill Switch, which is newly available in its paperback edition ($19.99).
Thriller | TP | $29.99

Trespass (Celcius Daly series)
Quinn, Anthony
Celcius Daly is investigating the abduction of a boy by a group of travellers already under investigation for smuggling and organised crime. As he digs into the child’s background, he discovers a family secret linked to an unsolved crime during the Troubles – the disappearance of a young woman and her baby. Daly’s investigation shakes loose some harrowing truths about the past treatment of travellers, and the present-day lawlessness of Northern Ireland’s border country. Undergoing an internal investigation over his handling of the search for IRA spy Daniel Hegarty, Daly realises that he has much in common with the beleaguered and outcast travellers and soon finds himself entangled in a vigilante mission, discovering just how far a group of outsiders will go – to find their own justice.
Mystery | TP | $29.99

Telling Tails (Second Chance Cat mysteries 04)
Ryan, Sofie
When Sarah Grayson opened a second-hand shop in the quaint town of North Harbor, Maine, she was expecting peace and quiet. Then she was adopted by a rescue cat, named Elvis, and a kooky trio of senior sleuths known as Charlotte’s Angels. Now, she has nine lives’ worth of excitement… Sarah’s friend and employee, Rose, is delivering a customer’s purchase; when the quick errand becomes a deadly escapade. Rose arrives just in time, to see the customer murdered by his wife, but before she can call the police, she is knocked out cold. When she wakes up, no one believes her, especially after the woman claims her husband is very much alive and has left her, for someone else – and has a text message and empty bank account to prove it. Despite her convincing story, Sarah is sure something is fishy – and it’s not Elvis’s kitty treats. Sarah, Elvis, and the Angels are determined to unravel this mysterious yarn, before the feral killer pounces, again…
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

Sallis, James
In the woods outside the town of Willnot, the remains of several people have suddenly been discovered, unnerving the community and unsettling Hale, the town’s all-purpose general practitioner, surgeon, and town conscience. At the same time, Bobby Lowndes – his military records disappeared, being followed by the FBI – mysteriously reappears in his hometown, at Hale’s door. Over the ensuing months, the daily dramas Hale faces as he tends to his town and to his partner, Richard, collide with the inexplicable vagaries of life in Willnot. And when a gunshot, aimed at Lowndes, critically wounds Richard, Hale’s world is truly upended.
Noir | PBK | $17.99

Marshall’s Law (Marshall Grade series)
Sanders, Ben
Marshall’s undercover work gave him a long list of enemies, and the enemy in this case is a corrupt businessman named Dexter Vine. Vine’s almost broke, in debt to people even worse than himself, and he wants to settle old scores while he has time. He’s hired Ludo Coltrane – a nonchalant psychopath and part-time bar manager – to find Marshall at any cost. Ludo’s no stranger to killing, but his associate, the cash-strapped ex-con Perry Rhodes, may prove more of a liability than an asset. The question is: what has Marshall done to make Dexter want him dead? And are the contacts from his old life – ex-colleague Lana, and the heroin dealer Henry Lee – prepared to help him, or will they just sell him out? Follows American Blood (PBK, $19.99).
Thriller | TP | $29.99

Extreme Prey (Lucas Davenport series)
Sandford, John
Lucas Davenport finds himself in a very unusual situation… no longer employed, by the Minnesota BCA. His friend, the governor, is just cranking up a presidential campaign, though, and he invites Lucas to come along – as part of his campaign staff. ‘Should be fun!’ he says, and it kind of is – until they find they have a shadow: an armed man, intent on killing the governor… and anyone, who gets in the way.
Thriller | PBK | $22.95

Try Not to Breathe
Seddon, Holly
Alex is sinking. Slowly but surely, she’s cut herself off from everything but her one true love – drink. Until she’s forced to write a piece about a coma ward, where she meets Amy. Amy is lost. When she was fifteen, she was attacked and left for dead in a park. Her attacker was never found. Since then, she has drifted in a lonely, timeless place. She’s as good as dead, but not even her doctors are sure how much she understands. Alex and Amy grew up in the same suburbs, played the same music, flirted with the same boys. And as Alex begins to investigate the attack, she opens the door to the same danger that has left Amy in a coma… Dead Good Books… a collection of dead good, twisty, gripping mysteries/thrillers at a dead good price (while stock lasts).
Mystery/thriller | PBK | $12.99

Jericho’s War
Seymour, Gerald
In a moment of nerve-shredding suspense that will affect many thousands of lives, a handful of men and women will converge on a barren stretch of Yemeni desert. Each of them will need spirit, courage and immense luck to survive the next forty-eight hours. Corrie Rankin is already a legend at MI6, when he is called back with little regard for the horrors of his recent past. Corrie is sent to take advantage of a chance to take down a high value player in the war against Al Qaeda – and, a chance for the Brits to succeed… without begging help from the Americans. This is Jericho’s War. The weapons it deploys, the brutal aims it pursues, are state of the art. The fear it breeds and the raw bravery it demands are as timeless as the desert itself.
Thriller | TP | $29.99

Maigret Takes a Room
Simenon, Georges
When one of his best inspectors is shot, Maigret decides to book himself into Mademoiselle Clément’s well-kept Paris boarding house, nearby – in order to find the culprit.
Maigret | PBK | $16.99

Ten Days
Slovo, Gillian
‘Lives are ruined and careers are made when small misjudgements have profound effects on frustrated communities and damaged individuals, in this House of Cards-meets-Homeland thriller.’ – publisher’s blurb.
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

The Girl With a Clock for a Heart
Swanson, Peter
First Love is Deadly. What if your college sweetheart, the girl of your dreams, suddenly disappeared? Twenty years later, she’s back, she’s in trouble and she says you are the only one, who can help her… Dead Good Books… a collection of dead good, twisty, gripping mysteries/thrillers at a dead good price (while stock lasts).
Mystery/thriller | PBK | $12.99

Marling Hall (Barsetshire series)
Thirkell, Angela
Mr Marling, of Marling Hall, realises he will probably never be able to hold on to his wonderful old estate and pass it down to his children. The Second World War is bringing an end to so many things, but the Marlings carry on as best they can – in the face of rationing and changed living conditions. Into their world, erupt Geoffrey Harvey and his sister Frances, bombed out of their London home. Bohemian and sophisticated, they rent a local house and it is not long before they begin to have an effect on their neighbours. Geoffrey begins to court Lettice, the Marlings’ older widowed daughter, but he finds he has rivals for her affections in her cousin David Lindsey and Captain Barclay. Observing everything and quietly keeping events on an even keel is the Marlings’ old governess, Miss Bunting.
Social comedy | PBK | $19.99

Miss Bunting (Barsetshire series)
Thirkell, Angela
Miss Bunting, governess of choice to generations of Barsetshire aristocracy, has been coaxed out of retirement by Sir Robert and Lady Fielding to tutor their daughter Anne, delicate, sixteen years old, and totally lacking in confidence. When Anne makes friends with Heather Adams, the gauche daughter of a nouveau riche entrepreneur, her mother is appalled. Miss Bunting, however, shows an instinctive understanding of the younger generation – perhaps, having lost so many of her former pupils to the war, she is more sympathetic to their needs. She may be a part of the old social order, where everyone knows their place, but is wise enough to realise that the war has turned everything on its head and nothing will ever be the same again – even in rural Barsetshire.
Social comedy | PBK | $19.99

The Headmistress (Barsetshire series)
Thirkell, Angela
Barsetshire in the latter years of the Second World War is a peaceful and gossipy place, but there has been one lively change. A girls’ school, evacuated from London, has taken over Harefield Park. Miss Sparling seems to be the perfect headmistress: she dresses as a headmistress should and is an easy and erudite conversationalist. Her new neighbours like her and her pupils respect her, but there is something missing from her life; something which – though, she never dreamt it, when she arrived – perhaps, Barsetshire can provide…
Social comedy | PBK | $19.99

The Boy Under the Table
Trope, Nicole
Tina is a young woman hiding from her grief, on the streets of the Cross. On a cold night, in the middle of winter, she breaks all her own rules when she agrees to go home with a customer. What she finds in his house will change her life forever. Across the country Sarah and Doug are trapped in limbo, struggling to accept the loss that now governs their lives. Pete is the local policeman who feels like he is watching the slow death of his own family. Every day brings a fresh hell for each of them. Dead Good Books… a collection of dead good, twisty, gripping mysteries/thrillers at a dead good price (while stock lasts).
Mystery/thriller | PBK | $12.99

Keep You Close
Whitehouse, Lucie
When the brilliant young painter Marianne Glass is found dead in her snow-covered Oxford garden, Rowan Winter, once her closest friend, knows it wasn’t an accident.
Thriller | PBK | $19.99