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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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As the snow begins to fall, the body count begins to climb… DI James Walker is ready for a quiet family Christmas in the sleepy village of Kirkby Abbey. But when he opens an early Christmas present left on his doorstep, he soon realises it is no gift. Inside is a gruesome surprise, and a promise – twelve days, twelve murders. Not long after, the first body is found, half frozen in the snow. As the blizzards descend, panic spreads through the remote Cumbrian village – there’s a killer amongst them, and with eleven more victims to go, anyone could be next…. Can James stop the killer before they strike again? Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008402648 • Author: Alex Pine • Publisher: Avon • Format: Paperback • Pages: 416 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.5 cm • First book in the series

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FBI agent Emmy Dockery is absolutely relentless. She's young and driven, and her unique skill at seeing connections others miss has brought her an impressive string of arrests. But a shocking new case -- unfolding across the country -- has left her utterly baffled. The victims all appear to have died by accident, and have seemingly nothing in common. But this many deaths can't be coincidence. And the killer is somehow one step ahead of every move Dockery makes. How? To FBI special agent Harrison "Books" Bookman, everyone in the FBI is a suspect -- particularly Emmy Dockery (the fact that she's his ex-fiancee doesn't make it easier). But someone else is watching Dockery. Studying, learning, waiting. Until it's the perfect time to strike. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780316454155 • Author: James Patterson & David Ellis • Publisher: Little Brown and Company • Format: Paperback • Pages: 608 • Dimensions: 22.86 x 14.99 x 4.32 cm

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Christmas is coming, but crime never stops for the Women's Murder Club. Sergeant Lindsay Boxer is looking forward to spending time with her family over the holidays. But when she receives a tip-off that the biggest heist ever to hit San Francisco is being planned for Christmas Day, everything changes. The architect of the ambitious attack unleashes chaos across the city, laying traps and false alarms to distract Lindsay and the SFPD from his ultimate goal. As time runs out, will Lindsay be able to save the people of San Francisco from a Christmas they'd never forget? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781787468474 • Author: James Patterson • Publisher: Arrow • Format: Paperback • Pages: 384 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.7 x 2.5 cm

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Julian Lawndsley has renounced his high-flying job in the City for a simpler life running a bookshop in a small English seaside town. But only a couple of months into his new career, Julian's evening is disrupted by a visitor. Edward, a Polish émigré living in Silverview, the big house on the edge of town, seems to know a lot about Julian's family and is rather too interested in the inner workings of his modest new enterprise. When a letter turns up at the door of a spy chief in London warning him of a dangerous leak, the investigations lead him to this quiet town by the sea . . . Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241550069 • Author: John Le Carre • Publisher: Viking • Format: Hardback • Pages: 224 • Dimensions: 24 x 16.2 x 2.4 cm

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Every cop wants to be part of NYPD Red. The elite team in New York's police department, they handle the headline cases - the ones involving the city's most high-profile people. For Detective Zach Jordan, it's his dream job - but he's about to step into a nightmare. Delve into five gripping mysteries in the heart of New York City with this 5 Book Collection. Titles in this collection: • NYPD Red • NYPD Red 2 • NYPD Red 3 • NYPD Red 4 • NYPD Red 5 Product Information: • ISBN: 9781787468511 • Author: James Patterson • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd • Format: Book Collection

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When workmen converting former girls' boarding school, Chadleigh Hall, into a luxury hotel discover a skeleton in a sealed room, DI Wesley Peterson and his boss, Gerry Heffernan are called in to investigate. But within minutes they have a second suspicious death on their hands: a team of marine archaeologists working on a nearby shipwreck have dragged a woman's body from the sea. And it becomes clear that her death was no accident. The dead woman's husband may be linked with a brutal robbery of computer equipment but Wesley soon discovers that the victim had secrets of her own. As he investigates Chadleigh Hall's past and the woman's violent death, both trails lead in surprising directions and matters are further complicated when a man wanted for a murder in London appears on the scene, a man who may know more about Wesley's cases than he admits... Product information: ISBN: 9780349418902 Format: Paperback Pages: 374 Author: Kate Ellis Publisher: Piatkus Dimensions: 19.7 x 12.7 x 2.2cm

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You can never escape the past. Especially on the moors... After the National Crime Agency cracks a major drug gang, junior barrister Julia McGann finds herself defending the violent enforcer Terrence Bonner. This high-profile case is a coup for her, but almost immediately things start to go wrong. Intruders break into her house and then a young girl turns up at her door with a horrifying story to tell. Three months later, DCI Craig Gillard and his team struggle with the shocking murder of a much respected local headmaster, found dead in his own car. The baffling crime fills the newspapers but yields few clues. As Gillard sifts the evidence, a pair of blood-spattered gloves seems important. Why were they used for both the murder, and for the burglary at Julia’s house? What secrets is the barrister hiding... and what happened on the Derbyshire Moors two decades ago that could be the key to these shocking events? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781800325265 • Author: Nick Louth • Publisher: Canelo • Format: Paperback • Pages: 352 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.1 cm

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Nothing ever happens in August, and tenacious sleuth Kate Shackleton deserves a break. Heading off for a long-overdue holiday to Whitby, she visits her school friend Alma who works as a fortune teller there. Kate had been looking forward to a relaxing seaside sojourn, but upon arrival discovers that Alma's daughter Felicity has disappeared, leaving her mother a note and the pawn ticket for their only asset: a watch-guard. What makes this more intriguing is the jeweller who advanced Felicity the thirty shillings is Jack Phillips, Alma's current gentleman friend. Kate can't help but become involved, and goes to the jeweller's shop to get some answers. When she makes a horrifying discovery in the back room, it soon becomes clear that her services are needed. Met by a wall of silence by town officials, keen to maintain Whitby's idyllic façade, it's up to Kate - ably assisted by Jim Sykes and Mrs Sugden - to discover the truth behind Felicity's disappearance. And they say nothing happens in August . . . Product Information: • ISBN: 9780349406589 • Author: Frances Brody • Publisher: Piatkus • Format: Paperback • Pages: 400 • Dimensions: 20.1 x 13.4 x 2.7 cm

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The brutal massacre of the Harford family at Potwoolstan Hall in Devon in 1985 shocked the country and passed into local folklore. And when a journalist researching the case is murdered twenty years later, the horror is reawakened. Sixteenth century Potwoolstan Hall, now a New Age healing centre, is reputed to be cursed because of the crimes of its builder, and it seems that inheritance of evil lives on as DI Wesley Peterson is faced with his most disturbing case yet. As more people die violently, Wesley needs to discover why a young woman has transformed a dolls house into a miniature reconstruction of the massacre scene. And could the solution to his case lie across the Atlantic Ocean, in the ruined remains of an early English settlement in Virginia USA? Product Information: ISBN: 9780349418957 Author: Kate Ellis Publisher: Little Brown Format: Paperback Pages: 361 Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2.5cm

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The trial of a lifetime...But will it be his last? Heading home after winning his latest case, defense attorney Mickey Haller - The Lincoln Lawyer - is pulled over by the police. They open the trunk of his car to find the body of a former client. Haller knows the law inside out. He will be charged with murder. He will have to build his case from behind bars. And the trial will be the trial of his life. Because Mickey Haller will defend himself in court. With watertight evidence stacked against him, Haller will need every trick in the book to prove he was framed. But a not-guilty verdict isn't enough. In order to truly walk free, Haller knows he must find the real killer - that is the law of innocence... Product Information: •    ISBN: 9781409186120 •    Author: Michael Connelly •    Publisher: Orion •    Format: Paperback •    Pages: 528 •    Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 3.6 cm •    Sixth book in the Lincoln Lawyer series

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Disaster strikes at the Sapperton Tunnel in Gloucestershire when a goods train collides with an unusual blockage on the line: seven sheep penned onto the tracks. Specially requested to investigate the carnage, Inspector Colbeck and Sergeant Leeming are confronted with a bizarre case unlike anything they’ve encountered before. Stephen Rydall, board member of the Great Western Railway that manages the route, is convinced this tragedy is a personal attack on him and fears for the safety of his shepherd, missing since the incident. Rydall has many enemies but, as Colbeck will soon discover, the man also has a closely guarded secret of his own... Product Information: • ISBN: 9780749026813 • Author: Edward Marston • Publisher: Allison & Busby • Format: Paperback • Pages: 352 • Dimensions: 19.81 x 12.9 cm

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A serial killer is loose in Yorkshire, and has claimed three victims in three months. Eleven days before each murder, a large purple V is painted on the front door of the victim's house. The victims, all of whom have some association with the occult, are found drained of blood with two red marks on their neck. When Ruby Barnett comes home one evening to find a large purple V on her front door, it becomes clear she is the so-called Vampire Killer's next victim. Private Investigators Kitt Hartley and Grace Edwards have just eleven days to solve the mystery and save Ruby's life. The clock is ticking . . . Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529410389 • Author: Helen Cox • Publisher: Quercus • Format: Paperback • Pages: 336 • Dimensions: 19.05 x 12.7 x 2.54 cm

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When a letter arrives at Tradmouth police station, addressed to a DCI Norbert it causes quite a stir. For though DCI Norbert has long since moved on, the letter claims to have evidence that the man convicted of murdering the Rev. Shipbourne, Vicar of Belsham, during the course of a robbery in 1991, is innocent. Despite having a full case load, including investigating a series of vicious attacks on a local supermarket chain, DI Wesley Peterson is forced to at least follow up on the letter writer's claims. Meanwhile archaelologist Neil Watson is excavating as site in Pest Field near Belsham church. He discovers a mass grave that leads him to conclude that the site - earmarked for development - is one of an ancient medieval plague pit. But, more disturbing, is the discovery that the grave is home to a more recent resident... Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241395134 • Author: Kate Ellis • Publisher: Piatkus • Format: Paperback • Pages: 362 • Dimensions: 20 x 12.5 x 2.5cm approx.

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The addictive cold case series... Titles in this collection: • Extraordinary People • The Critic • Blacklight Blue • Freeze Frame • Blow Back • Cast Iron Extraordinary People What has happened to Jacques Gaillard? The brilliant teacher who trained some of Frances best and brightest at the École Nationaled' Administration vanished ten years ago. The mystery inspires a bet, one that Scottish biologist Enzo Macleod can ill afford to lose. The wager is that Enzo can find out what happened to Jacques Gaillard by applying new science to an old case. The Critic Gil Petty, the worlds number one wine critic, went missing during a tasting tour of the little-known wine region of Gaillac. Four years ago, his body was discovered strung up on a cross in the vineyards of southwest France. Blacklight Blue Enzo MacLeod, a Scot who is teaching forensics at Cahors in southwest France, thinks that he can use his expertise to crack seven notorious murders described in a book by Parisian journalist Roger Raffin. After solving the first two, Enzo is diagnosed with a terminal illness. And now it appears he's the target of someone intent on destroying his credit and getting him arrested for murder. Establishing a safe house for his loved ones, he sets to work. Are his woes connected to one of Raffin's unsolved cases? What further remnants of evidence can he review? Can he stay alive until he catches the long-hidden killer? Freeze Frame A promise made to a dying man leads forensics ace Enzo Macleod, a Scot who's been teaching in France for many years, to the study which the man's heir has preserved for nearly twenty years. The dead man left several clues there designed to reveal the killer's identity to the man's son, but ironically the son died soon after the father. Blow Back When France's top chef, Marc Fraysse, summoned the world's press to make a shattering announcement, rumours abounded that he was about to lose one of his three coveted Michelin stars. Instead, on arrival at his remote restaurant on a volcanic plateau in central France, they were greeted with the news that the troubled genius had been murdered, and the message he intended to deliver was never made. Seven years on, the identity of his killer also remains an enigma. Cast Iron n 1989, a killer dumped the body of twenty-year-old Lucie Martin into a picturesque lake in the West of France. Fourteen years later, during a summer heatwave, a drought exposed her remains - bleached bones amid the scorched mud and slime. No one was ever convicted of her murder. But now, forensic expert Enzo Macleod is reviewing this stone cold case - the toughest of those he has been challenged to solve. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529420814 • Author: Peter May • Publisher: Riverrun • Format: Book Collection

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Yorkshire, 1927. Eclipse fever grips the nation, and when beloved theatre star Selina Fellini approaches trusted sleuth Kate Shackleton to accompany her to a viewing party at Giggleswick School Chapel, Kate suspects an ulterior motive. During the eclipse, Selina's friend and co-star Billy Moffatt disappears and is later found dead in the chapel grounds. Kate can't help but dig deeper and soon learns that two other members of the theatre troupe died in similarly mysterious circumstances in the past year. With the help of Jim Sykes and Mrs Sugden, Kate sets about investigating the deaths - and whether there is a murderer in the company. Product Information: ISBN: 9780349414317 Format: Paperback Author: Frances Brody Publisher: Piatkus Pages: 390 Dimensions: 2 x 12.5 x 2cm.

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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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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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1921. When a Member of Parliament goes missing in a small Derbyshire village, Scotland Yard detective Albert Lincoln is sent up North to investigate. This isn't Albert's first visit to Wenfield. He once solved a traumatic case there at great personal cost and now, two years later, it seems that darkness still lurks in the village. The body of a man has been mutilated beyond recognition, by an ancient stone circle called the Devil's Dancers. The local police assume the body is that of the missing politician, but when that identification proves false and more strange deaths occur, Albert realises his case is far more complex than a simple disappearance. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780349418384 • Author: Katie Marsh • Publisher: Piatkus • Format: Paperback • Pages: 400 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.6 x 3.2 cm

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When a young woman is found brutally murdered in Kelvingrove Park, only one man stands a chance of finding her killer. Jack Laidlaw.  He is a man of contrasts, ravaged by inner demons but driven by a deep compassion for the violent criminals in Glasgow's underworld.  But will Laidlaw's unorthodox methods get him to the killer in time, when the victim's father is baying for blood? The first in the original laidlaw trilogy. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781838856199 • Author: William McIlvanney • Publisher: Canongate Books • Format: Paperback • Pages: 304 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.8 cm • The first book in the Laidlaw trilogy

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