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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 Detective novels, you'll find a full range here at The Works.

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A woman is killed by a poisoned dart in the enclosed confines of a commercial passenger plane… From seat No.9, Hercule Poirot was ideally placed to observe his fellow air passengers. Over to his right sat a pretty young woman, clearly infatuated with the man opposite; ahead, in seat No.13, sat a Countess with a poorly-concealed cocaine habit; across the gangway in seat No.8, a detective writer was being troubled by an aggressive wasp. What Poirot did not yet realize was that behind him, in seat No.2, sat the slumped, lifeless body of a woman. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008129538 • Author: Agatha Christie • Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers • Format: Paperback • Pages: 264 • Dimensions: 19.7 x 12.9 x 1.9 cm

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The second novel in the record-breaking, million-copy bestselling Thursday Murder Club series by Richard Osman. It's the following Thursday. Elizabeth has received a letter from an old colleague, a man with whom she has a long history. He's made a big mistake, and he needs her help. His story involves stolen diamonds, a violent mobster, and a very real threat to his life. As bodies start piling up, Elizabeth enlists Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron in the hunt for a ruthless murderer. And if they find the diamonds too? Well, wouldn't that be a bonus? But this time they are up against an enemy who wouldn't bat an eyelid at knocking off four septuagenarians. Can the Thursday Murder Club find the killer (and the diamonds) before the killer finds them? Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241988244 • Author: Richard Osman • Publisher: Penguin • Format: Paperback • Pages: 336 • Dimensions: 19.7 x 12.8 x 3 cm

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He's won every trial. Because he's behind every murder. Ambitious District Attorney Randal Korn lives to watch prisoners executed. Even if they are not guilty. An innocent man, Andy Dubois, faces the death penalty for the murder of young girl. Korn has already fixed things to make sure he wins a fast conviction. The one thing Korn didn't count on was Eddie Flynn. Slick, street smart and cunning, the former con artist turned New York lawyer has only seven days to save an innocent man against a corrupt system and find the real killer. In a week the Judge will read the verdict, but will Eddie be alive to hear it? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781409185901 • Author: Steve Cavanagh • Publisher: Orion • Format: Paperback • Pages: 416 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.6 x 3 cm

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The complete box set collection of iconic Sherlock Holmes novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  The world's favourite detective takes on nine gripping cases in . . . A Study In Scarlet His Last Bow The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes The Case Book Of Sherlock Holmes The Hound Of The Baskervilles The Memoirs Of Sherlock Holmes The Return Of Sherlock Holmes The Sign Of Four The Valley Of Fear Product Information: • ISBN: 9781472292902 • Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle • Publisher: Headline Review • Format: Box set • Dimensions: 20.2 x 15.8 x 13.4cm

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Pip Fitz-Amobi is haunted by the way her last investigation ended. Soon she’ll be leaving for Cambridge University but then another case finds her . . . and this time it’s all about Pip.  Pip is used to online death threats, but there’s one that catches her eye, someone who keeps asking: who will look for you when you’re the one who disappears? And it’s not just online. Pip has a stalker who knows where she lives. The police refuse to act and then Pip finds connections between her stalker and a local serial killer. The killer has been in prison for six years, but Pip suspects that the wrong man is behind bars. As the deadly game plays out, Pip realises that everything in Little Kilton is finally coming full circle. If Pip doesn’t find the answers, this time she will be the one who disappears . . . Product Information: • ISBN: 9781405298605 • Author: Holly Jackson • Publisher: Electric Monkey • Format: Paperback • Pages: 576 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 3.6cm

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Pip Fitz-Amobi is not a detective anymore. With the help of Ravi Singh, she released a true-crime podcast about the murder case they solved together last year. The podcast has gone viral, yet Pip insists her investigating days are behind her. But she will have to break that promise when someone she knows goes missing. Jamie Reynolds has disappeared but the police won’t do anything about it. And if they won’t look for Jamie then Pip will, uncovering more of her town’s dark secrets along the way… and this time EVERYONE is listening. But will she find him before it’s too late? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781405297752 • Author: Holly Jackson • Publisher: Electric Monkey • Format: Paperback • Pages: 432 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.8 x 2.9cm

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Three men, sleeping rough on London's mean streets, have been found brutally murdered - each victim kicked to death and found with a £20 note pinned to his chest. But were they killed at random, or were they targeted for a reason? Tom Thorne is posted to the same streets - working undercover, disguised as a homeless man. In a harsh and harrowing underworld, Thorne discovers the horrifying link between the homeless victims and the perpetrators of a fifteen-year-old atrocity. Those who know are keeping quiet. But the word on these streets is that the killer is a cop... Product Information: ISBN: 9780751548815 Author: Mark Billingham Publisher: Little Brown Format: Paperback Pages: 497 Dimensions: 19.7 x 12.5 x 3cm

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An inoffensive man is murdered in a seemingly motiveless attack. Detective Inspector Geraldine Steel and her team are baffled, until DNA from an apparent stranger is discovered on the victim's body. Geraldine is not convinced the suspect is guilty. When a witness comes forward to offer the suspect an alibi, Geraldine lets him go. That night, a second murder is committed. The evidence points to the suspect who has just been released. Only Geraldine still doubts that he is to blame for the murders, but is she prompted by her own guilt for having released him to kill again? Someone is lying and the police must uncover the truth before anyone else is killed... Product Information: • ISBN: 9780857304773 • Author: Leigh Russell • Publisher: No Exit Press • Format: Paperback • Pages: 320 • Dimensions: 19.69 x 12.7 x 2.03 cm

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A hint of gold glistened in the sand. It was a watch, no doubt about it. A watch… attached to a body. Criminal psychologist Robyn Adams is at breaking point after a previous case resulted in an attempt on her own life. But as she sits in the car about to head home, her phone rings. It’s Robyn’s cousin, Vicky Carter, who she hasn’t seen or heard from in years. Vicky’s voice cracks down the phone. Her husband, Simon, has been found buried on Golden Sands beach. Desperate to help and determined not to let her last case get the better of her, Robyn returns to the coastal village where she spent summers with Vicky as a child. Robyn knows that she has let Vicky down in the past and is set on making up for lost time. Throwing herself into the case, she combs through evidence, intent on discovering a lead that will help the local police. But there is clearly someone who wants Robyn gone. She is convinced someone is watching her and when she begins to receive threatening notes, Robyn knows that she could be risking her life…But Robyn won’t leave again – she owes it to Vicky to stay. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008372248 • Author: P L Kane • Publisher: HQ Digital • Format: Paperback • Pages: 384 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2 cm

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Never has DI Wesley Peterson witnessed such a bizarre crime scene. The victim, Charles Marrick, has been murdered, his body drained of blood. Described by those who knew him as 'evil', it seems that Wesley isn't going to have any shortage of suspects - until a popular local vet is murdered in an identical fashion... and a third body is discovered many miles away. And when Wesley's archaeologist friend, Neil Watson, starts getting disturbing anonymous letters written in gory detail about macabre events at a medieval abbey - which Neil fears are being sent by the killer Wesley is looking for . As the sinister truth unfolds, both Wesley and Neil are forced to face tragedy and shocking revelations... and a killer who bears the scars of past sins. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780349418926 • Author: Kate Ellis • Publisher: Little Brown • Format: Paperback • Pages: 348 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.5 x 2cm

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Delve into a deliciously unpredictable thriller that puts D.D. Warren and Flora Dane on a shocking new case to solve a vicious murder like never before . . .  A man is shot dead in his own home, and his pregnant wife, Evie, is found with the gun in her hands. Detective D.D. Warren instantly recognises her. Sixteen years ago, Evie also shot her own father. That killing was ruled an accident. D.D. doesn’t believe in coincidences. But this case isn’t as open and shut as it first appears, and her job is to discover the truth. Evie might be a victim . . . or she might be about to get away with murder again. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781787466203 • Author: Lisa Gardner • Publisher: Arrow • Format: Paperback • Pages: 416 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.5cm

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An invitation from an old friend draws Jack Morgan into a deadly conspiracy . . . On a cold January morning, Jack Morgan stands inside the New York Stock Exchange with his former US Marine comrade whose company is being launched onto the market, eagerly awaiting the opening bell. But before the bell rings, a bullet rips through the air and finds its mark. In the aftermath of the murder, the victim's wife hires Jack to find the killer. As the head of Private, Jack has at his disposal the world's largest investigation agency. What he discovers shakes him to his core. With powerful forces plotting against him, will Jack Morgan make it out alive? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781787468900 • Author: James Patterson, Adam Hamdy • Publisher: Arrow • Format: Paperback • Pages: 480 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.7 x 3 cm

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The morning after a dinner party at Windsor Castle, eighty-nine-year-old Queen Elizabeth is shocked to discover that one of her guests has been found murdered in his room, with a rope around his neck. When the police begin to suspect her loyal servants, Her Majesty knows they are looking in the wrong place. For the Queen has been living an extraordinary double life ever since her coronation. Away from the public eye, she has a brilliant knack for solving crimes. With her household's happiness on the line, her secret must not get out. Can the Queen and her trusted secretary Rozie catch the killer, without getting caught themselves? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781838774318 • Author: SJ Bennett • Publisher: Zaffre • Format: Paperback • Pages: 288 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.4 cm

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All 51 Hercule Poirot short stories presented in chronological order in a single volume – plus a bonus story not seen for more than 70 years. The dapper, moustache-twirling Belgian has solved some of the most puzzling crimes of the century. Appearing in Agatha Christie’s very first novel in 1920 and her very last in 1975, Hercule Poirot became the most celebrated detective since Sherlock Holmes, appearing in 33 novels, a play, and these 51 short stories. Arranged in their original publication order, these short stories provide a feast for hardened Agatha Christie addicts as well as those who have grown to love the detective through his many film and television appearances. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780006513773 • Author: Agatha Christie • Publisher: HarperCollins • Format: Paperback • Pages: 928 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 5.7 cm

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It's springtime in the Highlands but storms are brewing for Hamish Macbeth. His life is going to pot. He has - horrors! - been promoted, his new boss is a dunce, and a sinister self-proclaimed gypsy and his girlfriend have parked their rusty eyesore of a van in the middle of the village. Hamish smells trouble and as usual he's right. The doctor's drugs have gone missing. Money vanishes. And neighbours suddenly become unneighbourly. Nobody wants to talk either, so canny Hamish faces the delicate task of worming the facts out of the villagers. In the process he uncovers a story so bizarre that neither he nor the locals may ever be able to forget it... Product Information: • ISBN: 9781472124456 • Author: M.C. Beaton • Publisher: Constable • Format: Paperback • Pages: 240 • Dimensions: 19.7 x 12.8 x 1.6 cm

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Her table manners were a crime. But she didn't deserve to die! There's not a cloud in Hamish Macbeth's sky - just plenty of warm sunshine but not quite enough of the lovely Priscilla Halburton-Smythe. But as eight hopeful members of the Checkmate Singles Club converge on Tommel Castle Hotel for a week of serious matchmaking, the clouds roll in. The four couples, carefully matched by dating director Maria Worth, immediately dislike one another. And the arrival of Maria's gross, greedy business partner, Peta, kills the last vestige of romance. And as love goes out the window, murder comes in the door. Peta soon slurps up her last meal and Hamish is left with the baffling puzzle: Who shared the fateful outing that left Peta dead with a large rosy red apple in her mouth... Product Information: • ISBN: 9781472124135 • Author: M.C. Beaton • Publisher: Constable • Format: Paperback • Pages: 240 • Dimensions: 19.7 x 12.9 x 1.7cm

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In a sleepy French village, the body of a man shot through the head is disinterred by the roots of a fallen tree. A week later a famous art critic is viciously murdered in a nearby house. The deaths occurred more than seventy years apart. Asked by a colleague to inspect the site of the former, forensics expert Enzo Macleod quickly finds himself embroiled in the investigation of the latter. Two extraordinary narratives are set in train - one historical, unfolding in the treacherous wartime years of Occupied France; the other contemporary, set in the autumn of 2020 as France re-enters Covid lockdown. And Enzo's investigations reveal an unexpected link between the murders - the Mona Lisa. Tasked by the exiled General Charles de Gaulle to keep the world's most famous painting out of Nazi hands after the fall of France in 1940, 28-year-old Georgette Pignal finds herself swept along by the tide of history. Following in the wake of Da Vinci's Mona Lisa as it is moved from château to château by the Louvre, she finds herself just one step ahead of two German art experts sent to steal it for rival patrons - Hitler and Göring. What none of them know is that the Louvre itself has taken exceptional measures to keep the painting safe, unwittingly setting in train a fatal sequence of events extending over seven decades. Events that have led to both killings. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781784295080 • Author: Peter May • Publisher: Riverrun • Format: Paperback • Pages: 496 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 3.6 cm

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The New Start. Fin Macleod, now head of security on a privately owned Lewis estate, is charged with investigating a spate of illegal game-hunting taking place on the island. The Old Friend. This mission reunites him with Whistler Macaskill - a local poacher, Fin's teenage intimate, and possessor of a long-buried secret. The Final Chapter. But when this reunion takes a violent, sinister turn and Fin puts together the fractured pieces of the past, he realises that revealing the truth could destroy the future. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529419450 • Author: Peter May • Publisher: Riverrun • Format: Paperback • Pages: 400 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 13 x 3.6cm

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Agatha Christie’s most ingenious murder mystery, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn, including Jane Marple, are agog with curiosity over an advertisement in the local gazette which reads: ‘A murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6.30 p.m.’ A childish practical joke? Or a hoax intended to scare poor Letitia Blacklock? Unable to resist the mysterious invitation, a crowd begins to gather at Little Paddocks at the appointed time when, without warning, the lights go out… Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008196554 • Author: Agatha Christie • Publisher: HarperCollins • Format: Paperback • Pages: 320 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2cm

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