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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

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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.

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Jane Tennison, now a Detective Sergeant, has been posted to Peckham CID, one of London's toughest areas. As the rubbish on the streets begins to pile up, so does the murder count: two bodies in as many days. There are no suspects and the manner of death is different in each case. The only link between the two victims is the location of the bodies, found within a short distance of each other near Rye Lane in Peckham. Three days later another murder occurs in the same area. Press headlines scream that a serial killer is loose on 'Murder Mile' and that police incompetence is hampering the investigation. Jane is under immense pressure to catch the killer before they strike again. Working long hours with little sleep, what she uncovers leaves her doubting her own mind. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781785764684• Author: Lynda La Plante• Publisher: Zaffre• Format: Paperback• Pages: 384• Dimensions: 19.8 x 13 x 2.9cm

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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

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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

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I am the reason girls are told not to trust strangers. I am their cautionary tale. Nineteen years ago Linn Wilson was attacked. Seventeen-years-old and home alone, she’d been waiting for her friends to arrive when she heard the doorbell ring. But when she opened the door, Linn let in her worst nightmare. The culprit was never found. It was someone I knew. I am going to find out who did this to me. Now, Linn is determined to get to the bottom of the night that changed her life forever. Returning to the village where she grew up, she knows that someone must know something. The claustrophobia and isolation of small town living means secrets won’t remain secrets for long… Product Information:• ISBN: 9780008354404• Author: C K Williams• Publisher: One More Chapter• Format: Paperback• Pages: 400• Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.8 x 19.8 cm

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Details: When an elderly woman is shot in what appears to be a tragic accident, Shetland detective Jimmy Perez is called to investigate the mystery. The sparse landscape and the emptiness of the sea have bred a fierce and secretive people. As Jimmy looks to the islanders for answers, he finds instead two feuding families whose envy, greed and bitterness have lasted generations. Then there's another murder and, as the spring weather shrouds the island in claustrophobic mists, Jimmy must dig up old secrets to stop a new killer from striking again... Ideal for: Red Bones is the third book in Ann Cleeves' Shetland series - filmed as the major BBC1 drama starring Douglas Henshall, Shetland. This paperback book has 392 pages and measures: 19.7 x 12.8 x 2.6cm.

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Detective Michael Bennett's enemies know where to find him. An anonymous tip about a crime in Upper Manhattan proves to be a set-up. An officer is taken down - but despite the attackers' efforts, it's not Michael Bennett. New York's top cop is not the only one at risk. One of Bennett's children is attacked. And a series of murders follows, each with a distinct signature, alerting Bennett to the presence of a professional killer. Bennett can't tell what's driving the assassin. But he can tell it's personal. Product Information: ISBN: 9781787466036 Author: James Patterson Publisher: Arrow Books Format: Paperback Pages: 432 Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.7cm

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Ruby Bozarth, a newcomer to Rosedale, Mississippi, is also fresh to the Mississippi Bar – and she faces an impossible task defending a college football star accused of murder. The victim is a young woman from one of the town's oldest families, and Rosedale's upper crust are howling for blood. Then news breaks of a second murder, and lurid, intertwining investigations unfold. Ruby discovers that no one in Rosedale can be trusted, especially the twelve men and women on the jury. Product Information: ISBN: 9781787466050 Author: James Patterson Publisher: Arrow Books Format: Paperback Pages: 382 Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.4cm

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When a rock star, a fashion designer, a software tycoon and a millionaire heiress are all murdered in mysterious circumstances, Detective Lindsay Boxer is quickly assigned to the high-profile investigation. Few people are as interested when a local hero, Bagman Jesus, is found brutally executed. Reporter Cindy Thomas, however, becomes fascinated by his story. He was loved by so many - who would want to kill him? Could the down-and-out Samaritan have been hiding a dark secret? Both Lindsay and Cindy need the help of their fellow members of the Women's Murder Club to crack these complicated cases; but with tensions running high, will the friends be strong enough to stick together, or will the strain tear them apart? A high-octane thriller and the number one bestselling eighth instalment in the Women's Murder Club detective series. This paperback book has 458 pages and measures: 17.7 x 11 x 2.7cm.

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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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When a woman’s body is found submerged in icy water, police are shocked to find she is alive. But she won’t disclose her name, or what happened to her – even when a second body is discovered. And then she disappears from her hospital bed. Detectives Adrian Miles and Imogen Grey follow their only lead to the home of the Corrigans, looking for answers. But the more they dig into the couple’s lives, the less they understand about them. What’s their connection to the body in the river? Why have other people they know been hurt, or vanished? And can they discover the dark truth of their marriage before it’s too late? Product Information:• ISBN: 9780008282950 • Author: Katerina Diamond• Publisher: Avon• Format: Paperback• Pages: 422• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2cm

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