Crime Fiction Books
Details: Twenty years ago, four teenagers disappeared in the woods at a summercamp. Now, two decades later, everything is changing... Paul Copeland's sister went missing 20 years ago. Now raising a daughter alone, Cope balances family life with a career as a prosecutor. But when a homicide victim is found with evidence linking him to Cope, the well-buried secrets of the past are threatening everything. Is this body one of the campers who disappeared with his sister? Could his sister be alive...? Confronting his past, Cope must decide what is better left hidden in the dark and what truths can be brought to light... Ideal for: A brilliant thriller with a twist and turn on each page! This paperback book has 441 pages and measures: 19.7 x 12.8 x 2.7cm.
Haley McWaid never gave her parents a moment's worry. Until one morning her mother wakes to find that her seventeen-year-old daughter didn't come home the night before. The community is stunned by her loss. Three months pass without a word and everyone assumes the worst. Wendy Tynes is a reporter on a mission: to identify and bring down sexual predators. Her latest target is a social worker known as a friend to troubled teens. But Wendy soon realises she can't trust her own instincts - or the motives of the people around her - and that this story is more twisted than she could have imagined... Product Information:• ISBN: 9781409179436• Author: Harlan Coben • Publisher: Orion• Format: Paperback• Pages: 380• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2.5cm
A suburban wife and mother of two - with a dark and dangerous past. A promising photographer who now panders to celebrity-obsessed rich kids. A detective who can't let go of a cold case... Three ordinary people, who discover that when the past refuses to stay buried, the American dream can be a nightmare... Product Information:• ISBN: 9781409189244• Format: Paperback• Author: Harlan Coben• Publisher: Orion Books• Pages: 405• Dimensions: 19.7 x 13 x 2.4cm
It's a year since Tina Evans lost her little boy Danny in a tragic accident. Then a shattering message appears on the blackboard in Danny's old room: NOT DEAD. Is it someone's idea of a grim joke? Or something far more sinister? The search for an answer drives Tina through the neon clamour of Las Vegas nightlife. The sun-scorched desert. The frozen mountains of the High Sierra. People face a dreadful danger as a buried truth struggles to surface. A truth so frightening that its secret must be kept at the price of any life - any man, any woman...any child. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781472240293• Author: Dean Koontz• Publisher: Headline• Format: Paperback• Pages: 336• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2.6cm
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
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.
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.
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
When a group of old university friends leave London and travel to Unst, Shetland's most northerly island, to celebrate the marriage of one of their friends... Late at night, Eleanor disappears... into thin air. The following day, Eleanor's friend Polly receives an email, reading like a suicide note, saying she will never be found alive. And then Eleanor's body is discovered, lying in a small loch close to the cliff edge. Detective Jimmy Perez and Willow Reeves are dispatched to Unst to investigate... Before she went missing, Eleanor claimed to have seen the ghost of a local child who drowned in the 1920's. Is there a secret behind this myth? Product Information:• ISBN: 9781447202103• Author: Ann Cleeves• Publisher: Pan Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 414• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 3cm