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Detective books have a unique way of grabbing all of your attention and leaving you desperate to find out who did 'it'. Whether it's just the one detective book you're looking to devour on your holiday or a complete collection of crime books as a present, you'll find a full range here at The Works.

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Kitt Hartley wakes to the news that a murder has been committed in Irendale, a village high on the wild Yorkshire moors where her boyfriend, DI Malcolm Halloran lived with his ex-wife until she, too, was murdered. The MO of the two crimes is identical, right down to the runic symbols carved into the victims' hands. Unable to leave it to the local police to solve, Kitt and Halloran travel to Irendale, where a literary mystery awaits. A line of Anglo-Saxon poetry found on the victim leads to a hiding place, and another cryptic clue. What is the connection to the murder of Halloran's wife all those years ago? It will take the combined ingenuity of Kitt and Halloran, as well as Evie Bowes, Grace Edwards and, despite their best efforts, Ruby the (possible) psychic to solve this case. The moors may be beautiful, but they're not peaceful! Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529402285 • Author: Helen Cox • Publisher: Quercus • Format: Paperback • Pages: 416 • Dimensions: 19.69 x 13.02 x 1.91 cm

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Things can't get much worse for detective Jane Tennison. Unceremoniously kicked off the adrenaline-fuelled Flying Squad, she's been relegated to Gerald Road, a small and sleepy police station in the heart of London's affluent Knightsbridge. With only petty crime to sink her teeth into, Tennison can feel her career slowly flatlining. That is until the discovery of the most brutal murder Jane has ever seen: Charlie Foxley has been found viciously beaten to death, his body dismembered and disembowelled. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781785769870 • Author: Lynda La Plante • Publisher: Zaffre • Format: Paperback • Pages: 432 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.4 cm

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A murder most foul, a village of secrets, the case of a lifetime. When the landlord of a Yorkshire tavern is killed in plain sight, Freda Simonson, the only witness to the crime, becomes plagued with guilt, believing the wrong man has been convicted. Following her death, it seems that the truth will never be uncovered in the peaceful village of Langcliffe . . . But it just so happens that Freda's nephew is courting the renowned amateur sleuth Kate Shackleton, who decides to holiday in Langcliffe with her indomitable teenage niece, Harriet. When Harriet strikes up a friendship with a local girl whose young brother is missing, the search leads Kate to uncover another suspicious death, not to mention an illicit affair. As the present mysteries merge with the past's mistakes, Kate is thrust into the secrets that Freda left behind and realises that this courageous woman has entrusted her with solving a murder from beyond the grave. It soon becomes clear to her that nothing in Langcliffe is quite as it appears, and with a murderer on the loose and an ever-growing roster of suspects, this isn't the holiday Kate was expecting . Product Information: • ISBN: 9780349406565 • Author: Frances Brody • Publisher: Piatkus • Format: Paperback • Pages: 384 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.8 x 2.8 cm

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In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved murders... But when a brutal killing takes place on their very doorstep, the Thursday Murder Club find themselves in the middle of their first live case. Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron might be pushing eighty but they still have a few tricks up their sleeves. Can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer before it's too late? 'So smart and funny. Deplorably good' - Ian Rankin. 'A gripping read' - Sunday Times. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241425442 • Author: Richard Osman • Publisher: Viking • Format: Hardback • Pages: 400 • Dimensions: 24 x 16.2 x 3.5cm

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'Mum, there's some people here from college, they asked me back to theirs. Just for an hour or so. Is that OK?' Midsummer 2017: teenage mum Tallulah heads out on a date, leaving her baby son at home with her mother, Kim. At 11 pm, she sends her mum a text message. At 4.30 am, Kim awakens to discover that Tallulah has not come home. Friends tell her that Tallulah was last seen heading to a pool party at a house in the woods nearby called Dark Place. Tallulah never returns. 2018: walking in the woods behind the boarding school where her boyfriend has just started as a head teacher, Sophie sees a sign nailed to a fence. A sign that says: DIG HERE . . . A cold case. An abandoned mansion. A family hiding a terrible secret. Prepare to be hooked. Lisa Jewell's latest thriller is her best yet. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529125771 • Author: Lisa Jewell • Publisher: Century • Format: Hardback • Pages: 480 • Dimensions: 24.3 x 16.1 x 4.2 cm

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A breathtaking, labyrinthine epic, Troubled Blood is the fifth Strike and Robin novel and the most gripping and satisfying yet. Private Detective Cormoran Strike is visiting his family in Cornwall when he is approached by a woman asking for help finding her mother, Margot Bamborough - who went missing in mysterious circumstances in 1974. Strike has never tackled a cold case before, let alone one forty years old. But despite the slim chance of success, he is intrigued and takes it on; adding to the long list of cases that he and his partner in the agency, Robin Ellacott, are currently working on. Plus the pair are still battling their feelings for one another, while Robin is also juggling a messy divorce and unwanted male attention. As Strike and Robin investigate Margot's disappearance, they come up against a fiendishly complex case with leads that include tarot cards, a psychopathic serial killer and witnesses who cannot all be trusted. And they learn that even cases decades old can prove to be deadly . . . Product Information: • ISBN: 9780751579956 • Author: Robert Galbraith • Publisher: Sphere • Format: Paperback • Pages: 1088 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 13 x 5.4 cm

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A fatal crash A plane on route from London to New York City has disappeared out of the sky. This breaking news dominates every TV channel, every social media platform, and every waking hour of the Metropolitan Police and US Homeland Security. A private tragedy The love of DCI Kate Daniels' life was on that aircraft, but she has no authority to investigate. This major disaster is outside of her jurisdiction and she's ordered to walk away. A search for the truth But Kate can't let it lie. She has to find out what happened to that plane - even if it means going off book. No one is safe. And there are some very dangerous people watching her... Product Information: • ISBN: 9781409192374 • Author: Mari Hannah • Publisher: Orion • Format: Paperback • Pages: 400 • Dimensions: 19.69 x 12.7 x 2.54 cm

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Author Sophie Hannah continues Agatha Christie's timeless Hercule Poirot series in this mysterious three-book collection. The world’s most beloved detective, Hercule Poirot returns in a stylish, diabolically clever new mystery series. Plunged into a mystery set in 1920s London, he must unravel a puzzle that can only be solved by the talented Belgian detective and his ‘little grey cells’… Titles in this collection: • The Mystery of Three Quarters • Closed Casket • The Monogram Murders Product Information: • ISBN: 9780007978502 • Author: Sophie Hannah • Publisher: HarperCollins • Format: Book collection – Paperback

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Beneath the surface lie deadly secrets... DI Shona Oliver agreed to move to Dumfries with her ex-banker husband when their teenage daughter got in with a bad crowd in London. As a Glasgow native, she's back on home turf. Living on the shores of the Solway Firth allows Shona to continue as an RNLI volunteer, and a call out to recover a woman's body indicates foul play. Police in Cumbria take the case but links back to Scotland keep Shona's team involved. As they investigate, reports of people trafficking and a spate of thefts from local shops compete for attention with a large scale drug bust. But Shona's work may all be in vain when those close to her threaten to tear the case apart - and ruin Shona in the process. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781800324329 • Author: Lynne McEwan • Publisher: Canelo • Format: Paperback • Pages: 368 • Dimensions: 19.7 x 12.8 x 3.1 cm

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Delve into the gripping and most popular Alex Cross Collection from favourite crime fiction Author James Patterson in this fantastic 3 Book Box Set! From the very first novel in James Patterson's series featuring forensic psychologist Alex Cross, Along Came a Spider, discover how deep the crime world becomes and uncover connections to the most notorious unsolved kidnapping in history…  Dive right into his second novel, Kiss the Girls, as Cross discovers that his investigation is putting him directly in the line of fire - leaving his family at risk. Or join Cross in the third novel, Jack and Jill, as he is faced with an impossible choice. Cross has to come up with something incredible – because right now, nobody in Washington is safe, and it’s only a matter of time before the killer sets their sights on the ultimate target… 'No one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent - which is what Jim has, in spades. The Alex Cross series proves it.' - Lee Child. Included in this title: Along Came a Spider Kiss the Girls Jack and Jill Product Information: ISBN: 9781787467668 Author: James Patterson Publisher: Arrow Books Format: Book Collection Dimensions: 12.9 x 19,8 x 9cm

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'Do you know what a Judas Horse is? When the wild mustangs are running free, you corral one and train it. When he's ready, you release him and he'll bring his team back into the corral - like Judas betraying them...' Violent burglars have been terrorising residents across the English countryside. But when a mutilated body is discovered in a Cotswolds house, it becomes clear that this is no ordinary group of opportunist thieves. As Detective Jack Warr investigates, he discovers locals with dark secrets, unearths hidden crimes - and hits countless dead ends. With few leads and the violent attacks escalating, he will have to act as audaciously as the criminals if he hopes to stop them. When Warr meets Charlotte Miles, a terrified woman with links to the group, he must use her to lure the unsuspecting killers into one last job, and into his trap. But with the law already stretched to breaking point, any failure will be on Warr's head - and any more blood spilled, on his hands... Product Information: • ISBN: 9781785769825 • Author: Lynda La Plante • Publisher: Zaffre • Format: Paperback • Pages: 400 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.4 cm

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DSI Lorimer is back with a brand new case. And the stakes have never been so high... When his old friend and former colleague is shot dead at his home, Detective Superintendent William Lorimer is devastated. And his problems are only just beginning. It's not long before two further deaths are reported: both victims ex-policemen. It's clear this is a targeted campaign against their own, yet with no other link between the victims to identify the killer, Lorimer's police team are starting to panic. Who will be next? Lorimer knows he must keep his cool if he is to solve the case. But with time running out before the next attack, he's struggling to ignore the sickening question at the back of his mind:  Will he get to the killer, before the killer gets to him? Product Information: ISBN: 9780751576429 Author: Alex Gray Publisher: Sphere Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.7 x 2.54cm

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He's back . . . Private investigator Harry Bosch confronts a villain who's long been in hiding - a fiend known as The Poet. Former FBI agent Rachel Walling is working a dead-end stint in South Dakota when she gets the call she's been dreading for four years. The Poet is back. And he has not forgotten Rachel. He has a special present for her. Harry Bosch is adjusting to life in Las Vegas when gets a call from the widow of a friend who died recently. Previously in his FBI career, the friend worked on the famous case tracking the killer known as The Poet. This fact alone makes some of the elements of his death doubly suspicious. And Harry Bosch is heading straight into the path of the most ruthless and inventive murderer he has ever encountered. . . Product Information: • ISBN: 9781398704251 • Author: Michael Connelly • Publisher: Orion • Format: Paperback • Pages: 400 • Dimensions: 20 x 13.3 x 2.7 cm

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In Afghanistan, a US Special Forces pilot is shot down during a covert mission. In New York, a mother is forced to flee with her two young children. A wealthy businessman approaches Jack Morgan, head of Private - the world's largest investigation agency - with a desperate plea to track down his daughter and grandchildren, who have disappeared without a trace. What at first seems to be a simple missing persons case soon escalates into something much more deadly, when Jack discovers the daughter is being pursued by highly trained operatives. As Jack uncovers more of the woman's backstory, the trail leads towards Afghanistan - where Jack's career as a US Marine ended in catastrophe . . . Jack will need to face the trauma of his past to save a family's future. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529125870 • Author: James Patterson, Adam Hamdy • Publisher: Century • Format: Hardback • Pages: 384 • Dimensions: 24.2 x 16.3 x 3.3 cm

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While hunting in the Forest of Arden, Henry Beaumont discovers the crushed body of a former member of his household. Flying into a rage, he soon arrests Boio, a local blacksmith, who was seen in the area, though the man disputes this. Ralph Delchard and Gervase Bret arrive in Warwick to find the place in a frenzy. Though there to resolve property disputes on behalf of William the Conqueror, the pair are soon involved with preventing a miscarriage of justice, as the evidence against the blacksmith is flimsy at best. But with Beaumont deaf to reason, the race is on to find the anonymous man the blacksmith claims can corroborate his story before he’s sent to the gallows. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780749026608 • Author: Edward Marston • Publisher: Allison & Busby • Format: Paperback • Pages: 300 • Dimensions: 19.56 x 12.7 x 2.54 cm

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Hieronymus (Harry) Bosch has retired from the Los Angeles Police Department - but the discovery of a startling unsolved murder among his old case files means he cannot rest until he finds the killer. When he left the LAPD, Bosch took a file with him: the case of a production assistant murdered four years earlier during a movie set robbery. The LAPD thinks the stolen money was used to finance a terrorist training camp. Thoughts of the original murder victim were lost in the federal zeal, and when Bosch decides to reinvestigate, he quickly falls foul of both his old colleagues and the FBI. When the private investigation enables him to meet up with an old friend, shadows from his past come back to haunt him . . . Product Information: • ISBN: 9781398704237 • Author: Michael Connelly • Publisher: Orion • Format: Paperback • Pages: 368 • Dimensions: 19.7 x 13.4 x 2.4 cm

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To save one life, she risks many others. Working for the Royal Military Police, Major Helen Scott’s presence is demanded at Interpol headquarters in Lyon. Her orders are to locate a kidnapping victim - the eldest son of oil magnate Khalil Dalmani. The main suspect is Fawaz bin Nabil, whose fortune has been made from illegal trade familiar to the intelligence agencies. Helen knows the pain of loss and won't rest until Khalil's child is found. Along the way, she crosses paths with old faces and forms new alliances. But who will betray her trust? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781800324053 • Author: Rachel Lynch • Publisher: Canelo • Format: Paperback • Pages: 384 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.3 cm

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The River Thames always gives up its dead… There’s a killer picking off victims from the wild swimming spots on the upper reaches of the Thames. The case takes Detective Inspector Leo George into the path of Jess Bridges, a private investigator who lives life close to the edge. Their enquiries lead them to author, Jago Jackson, whose book on secret wild swimming spots has turned him into a social media celebrity. Is Jago’s book the blueprint that the murderer is following? If so, does that make Jago a target or the killer himself? Either way, the duo find themselves swimming in some very dangerous waters … Black River is the first in a thrilling new whodunnit series, featuring a detective as sharp as his suits and a heroine who’s trouble. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008422585 • Author: Joss Stirling • Publisher: One More Chapter • Format: Paperback • Pages: 432 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.74

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Detective Alyssa Wyatt is hunting a serial killer, but she doesn't know that he's hunting her. A woman is found naked, badly beaten and barely alive in the New Mexico mountains. The shocking discovery plunges Albuquerque Detective Alyssa Wyatt into a case that will test her to the limit. It appears that Callie McCormick is the latest plaything of a shadowy psychopath that leaves a long shadow on the streets of New Mexico - an individual linked to a string of deaths but leaving no evidence. But when Alyssa makes a breakthrough that just might reveal the killer, she unknowingly puts herself in the crosshairs of a brutal maniac - one with an old score to settle. Because the killer knows Alyssa very well, even if she doesn't know him . . . Product Information: • ISBN: 9781800322806 • Author: Charly Cox • Publisher: Canelo Hera • Format: Paperback • Pages: 368 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.1 cm

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Delve into the first instalment of David Jackson's new Nathan Cody series . . . A woman at home in Liverpool is disturbed by a persistent tapping at her back door. She's disturbed to discover the culprit is a raven, and tries to shoo it away. Which is when the killer strikes. DS Nathan Cody, still bearing the scars of an undercover mission that went horrifyingly wrong, is put on the case. But the police have no leads, except the body of the bird - and the victim's missing eyes. As flashbacks from his past begin to intrude, Cody realises he is battling not just a murderer, but his own inner demons too. And then the killer strikes again, and Cody realises the threat isn't to the people of Liverpool after all - it's to the police. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781785761065 • Author: David Jackson • Publisher: Zaffre • Format: Paperback • Pages: 400 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.3 cm

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