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.
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
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.
Details:TWO WOMEN DEAD.It was a vicious, calculated murder. The killer selected his victim at Euston station, followed her home on the tube, strangled her to death in front of her child. At the same time, killed in the same way, a second body is discovered at the back of King's Cross station. And this grisly event eerily echoes the murder of two other women, stabbed to death months before on the same day.TWO KILLERS WORKING TOGETHER.It is DI Tom Thorne who sees the link and comes to the horrifying conclusion. This is not a serial killer the police are up against. This is two of them - and two killers are way more deadly than one...Ideal for:Murder and mystery make this a captivating read for all.This paperback book has 415 pages and measures: 19.7 x 12.5 x 2.8cm.
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
Noah Jake has seen dead bodies before but when a young woman falls to her death from a London tower block, landing in the bonnet of his car, everything changes for him. Has he witnessed an accident, suicide, or something worse? Whichever, it affects him deeply. London's young people are being trafficked into gangs, exploited, and killed. Thirteen-year-old Raffa Jordan was shot in the street, an innocent bystander in a gang war, or so it seems. It looks as if Samantha Haile is just the latest victim in the wave of violence sweeping the city. Only Noah feels the need to treat her differently, to chase down the truth of what happened that day. Marnie Rome wants to help, but even she cannot grasp why Noah is risking so much for the sake of this stranger he never knew. As Marnie finally finds peace with her own past, she is faced with the far harder task of bringing Noah back from the brink of self-destruction. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781472249029• Author: Sarah Hilary• Publisher: Headline• Format: Paperback• Pages: 384• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 3cm
Londoners Jack and Syd moved into the house a year ago. It seemed like their dream home: tons of space, the perfect location, and a friendly owner who wanted a young couple to have it. So when they made a grisly discovery in the attic, Jack and Syd chose to ignore it. That was a mistake. Because someone has just been murdered outside their back door. Product Information:• ISBN: 9780241990414• Author: Simon Lelic• Publisher: Penguin Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 352• Dimensions: 13 x 2 x 19.6 cm