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With three teachers disappearing without a trace, Sergeant Lindsay Boxer takes the lead with no clues and no suspects... The odds of finding the women alive are getting slimmer by the second and as Lindsay is under pressure at work, she needs the support of her husband Joe at home too. But her husband drawn into an encounter with a woman who has seen a ghost - a notorious war criminal from her Eastern European home country, walking the streets of San Francisco. When Joe's informant disappears, the two investigations collide. It will take the combined skills of Lindsay, Joe and the entire Women's Murder Club to protect their city, and themselves, from a monster. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781787466043• Author: James Patterson• Publisher: Arrow Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 381• Dimensions: 18 x 11 x 3cm
Eva Patterson's life is forever altered by the devastating discovery of her mother, Flora, dead in the bath leaving only a note: 'Forgive Me'. Until Flora's suicide, Eva's world had been secure - but overnight everything changes. For when Flora leaves Eva a London artist's studio in her will, she finds her mother had a secret past. In the studio's attic are Flora's paintings and diaries, and Eva learns her mother was a popular artist in the swinging sixties. Eva's hunt for answers uncovers clues to a shocking crime which led Flora to hide her past. But will discovering the truth destroy Eva's belief in everything she holds dear? And will this journey lead her and those she loves into danger? From the author of international bestseller, Stolen, Forgive Me is an intense and gripping story of love and forgiveness. This paperback book has 496 pages and measures: 18 x 11 x 3cm
Journalist Jerry Markham has been found dead, hidden in a boat by the marina. Detective Inspector Willow Reeves is drafted in to investigate... Since the death of his fiancee, Inspector Jimmy Perez has been out of the loop until his interest in this new case comes around. Markham had moved away from the islands years before and in his wake, he left a scandal involving a young girl, Evie Watt, who is now engaged to a seaman. So why is he back? Willow and Jimmy are led to Sullom Voe, the heart of Shetland's North Sea oil and gas industry. It soon emerges that Markham was chasing a story in his final days... one that must have been significant enough to warrant his death. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781447202080• Author: Ann Cleeves• Publisher: Pan Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 402• Dimensions: 19.5 x 13 x 2.5cm
Alex Cross and his family join men and women across the nation lining the streets of Washington DC to mourn the unexpected death of the president. With the county in shock, the assassination of a prominent senator strikes another devastating blow to the heart of the nation's capital. Cross is called on the lead the FBI investigation to find America's most wanted criminal. But what follows will plunge the country into chaos, and draw Cross into the most important case of his life. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781787466029• Author: James Patterson• Publisher: Arrow Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 414• Dimensions: 18 x 11 x 3cm
Details: With the autumn storms raging, Fair Isle feels cut off from the rest of the world. Trapped, tension is high and tempers become frayed. Enough to drive someone to murder... A woman's body is discovered at the renowned Fair Isles bird observatory, with feathers threaded through her hair. The islanders react with fear and anger. Detective Jimmy Perez has no support from the mainland and must investigate the old-fashioned way. He soon realizes that this is no crime of passion - but a murder of cold and calculated intention. There's no way off the island until the storms abate - and so the killer is also trapped, just waiting for the opportunity to strike again. Ideal for: Blue Lightning is the fourth book in Ann Cleeves' Shetland series, filmed as the major BBC1 drama starring Douglas Henshall, Shetland. This paperback book has 357 pages and measures: 19.7 x 12.8 x 2.2cm.
Details: When Shetland detective Jimmy Perez finds a body in a hut used by fishermen it seems to be a straightforward case of suicide. He recognizes the victim - a stranger with amnesia who had disrupted a local party the night before his death. Yet this is no desperate act of anguish, but the work of a cold and calculating killer. As Perez investigates, he finds himself mired in the hidden secrets of the small Biddista community. Then another body is found. Perez knows he must break the cycle before another death occurs. But this is a crazy time of year when night blurs into day and nothing is quite as it seems... Ideal for: Following on from the award-winning Raven Black, White Nights is the second title in Ann Cleeves' popular Shetland crime series featuring Detective Jimmy Perez. This paperback book has 392 pages and measures: 19.7 x 13 x 2.5cm.
A family home has become a crime scene. Five people are involved: four of them have been savagely murdered; one - a sixteen-year-old girl - is missing. Was she lucky to have escaped? Or is her absence evidence of something sinister? Seeking different types of justice, they must make sense of the clues left behind by a young woman who, as victim or suspect, is silently pleading, Look for me. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781787466197• Author: Lisa Gardner • Publisher: Century• Format: Paperback• Pages: 400• Dimensions: 16.2 x 3.5 x 24cm
It is a cold January morning and Shetland lies buried beneath a deep layer of snow. Trudging home, Fran Hunter's eye is drawn to a vivid splash of colour on the white ground, ravens circling above. It is the strangled body of her teenage neighbour Catherine Ross. As Fran opens her mouth to scream, the ravens continue their deadly dance... The locals on the quiet island stubbornly focus their gaze on one man - loner and simpleton Magnus Tait. But when police insist on opening out the investigation a veil of suspicion and fear is thrown over the entire community. For the first time in years, Catherine's neighbours nervously lock their doors, whilst a killer lives on in their midst. Raven Black is the first book in Ann Cleeves' Shetland series - filmed as the major BBC1 drama starring Douglas Henshall, Shetland. This paperback book has 376 pages and measures: 19.7 x 13 x 2.5cm.
Rosie finds it hard to cope with her eldest sister's over-possessive nature. Since the death of their mother Beatrice has been insufferably dominating, taking over the running of the house and ruling their father and servants with an iron hand. She glories in being the mistress at Pine Hurst and never dreams of leaving. But when their father dies unexpectedly their security is threatened, and Beatrice must lay plans to protect this most prized possession. How will the sister's survive now their father is gone? Product Information:• ISBN: 9780552177658• Author: Catherine Cookson• Publisher: Corgi• Format: Paperback• Pages: 432• Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.7 x 19.8cm This book contains smaller print size that may not be suitable for those with reading difficulties.
Jane Tennison, now a Detective Sergeant, has been posted to Peckham CID, one of London's toughest areas. As the rubbish on the streets begins to pile up, so does the murder count: two bodies in as many days. There are no suspects and the manner of death is different in each case. The only link between the two victims is the location of the bodies, found within a short distance of each other near Rye Lane in Peckham. Three days later another murder occurs in the same area. Press headlines scream that a serial killer is loose on 'Murder Mile' and that police incompetence is hampering the investigation. Jane is under immense pressure to catch the killer before they strike again. Working long hours with little sleep, what she uncovers leaves her doubting her own mind. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781785764684• Author: Lynda La Plante• Publisher: Zaffre• Format: Paperback• Pages: 384• Dimensions: 19.8 x 13 x 2.9cm
Gregory Norwood, a rich well-connected Minneapolis businessman, shoots himself on the anniversary of his son's drug overdose. An open-and-shut suicide for detectives Gino and Magozzi until a possible witness if found - dead. Now, investigating what seems to be a double murder, detectives delve into the dark, tragic pasts of the city's most powerful families... Those who pay good money to bury their worst secrets, and who won't tolerate two stubborn cops digging them up... Product Information:• ISBN: 9780241467862• Author: P J Tracy• Publisher: Penguin Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 373• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2.5cm
Torrential rain triggers a landslide in the dark hours of a Shetland winter and the burial of an old friend of DI Jimmy Perez is in danger...As he watches the floor of mud and water smash through a croft house. Within the rubble, he finds the body of a dark-haired woman wearing a red silk dress. Perez soon becomes obsessed with tracing her identity until it emerges that she was already dead before the landslide hit the house. Perez feels bound by duty to find out who she was and how she died. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781447278221• Author: Ann Cleeves• Publisher: Pan Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 396• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2.5cm