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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: 9780241425428 • Author: Richard Osman • Publisher: Viking • Format: Hardback • Pages: 432 • Dimensions: 16.2 x 3.8 x 24 cm

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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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Clashing empires, forbidden romance, and a long-forgotten queen destined to save her people ― this epic, romantic fantasy series is inspired by Persian mythology. To all the world, Alizeh is a disposable servant, not the long-lost heir to an ancient Jinn kingdom forced to hide in plain sight. The crown prince, Kamran, has heard the prophecies foretelling the death of his king. But he could never have imagined that the servant girl with the strange eyes, the girl he can’t put out of his mind, would one day soon uproot his kingdom – and the world. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008512392 • Author: Tahereh Mafi • Publisher: Electric Monkey • Format: Hardback • Pages: 512 • Dimensions: 22.2 x 14.1 x 4.3cm

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The case is closed. Five years ago, schoolgirl Andie Bell was murdered by Sal Singh. The police know he did it. Everyone in town knows he did it. But having grown up in the same small town that was consumed by the crime, Pippa Fitz-Amobi isn't so sure. When she chooses the case as the topic for her final project, she starts to uncover secrets that someone in town desperately wants to stay hidden. And if the real killer is still out there, how far will they go to keep Pip from the truth...? Product Information: ISBN: 9781405293181 Author: Holly Jackson Publisher: Egmont Publishing Format: Paperback Pages: 448 Dimensions: 13 x 19.8 x 2.9cm

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Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish. Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, ready to sort through years of Verity's notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get her started. What Lowen doesn't expect to uncover in the chaotic office is an unfinished autobiography Verity never intended for anyone to read. Page after page of bone-chilling admissions, including Verity's recollection of the night their family was forever altered. Lowen decides to keep the manuscript hidden from Jeremy, knowing its contents would devastate the already-grieving father. But as Lowen's feelings for Jeremy begin to intensify, she recognizes all the ways she could benefit if he were to read his wife's words. After all, no matter how devoted Jeremy is to his injured wife, a truth this horrifying would make it impossible for him to continue loving her . . . Product Information: • ISBN: 9781408726600 • Author: Colleen Hoover • Publisher: Sphere • Format: Paperback • Pages: 336 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.6 x 2.6cm

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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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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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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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Myron Bolitar might have a slightly dubious past, but he knows how to handle himself and is doing just fine as a sports agent. And then he meets Brenda Slaughter, one of the hottest female sports stars around. She's gorgeous, funny and single, and also seems to have mislaid her agent. But when her father disappears, and the Mob starts leaning on her, it soon becomes apparent that potent forces are at work. And the more Myron tries to help, the closer he gets to losing his heart - and his life... Product Information: • ISBN: 9781409150534 • Author: Harlan Coben • Publisher: Orion Books • Format: Paperback • Pages: 368 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 13.3 x 2.4cm

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The first book in the number 1 bestselling Thursday Murder Club series by TV presenter Richard Osman. 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? 'Thrilling, moving, laugh-out-loud funny' – Mark Billingham 'Mystery fans are going to be enthralled' – Harlan Coben Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241988268 • Author: Richard Osman • Publisher: Penguin • Format: Paperback • Pages: 400 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.4 cm

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Some victims leave clues to their killers... A Hidden Clue A victim leaves a note for the SIO who will investigate her death. This not what DCI Kate Daniels expects to find concealed at a crime scene. A Desperate Plea The note contains a last request: 'Find Aaron'. But is Kate searching for a potential second victim, or a killer? The Countdown is on... Following the clues, Kate becomes the obsession of her adversary who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Will she find Aaron before he does? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781409192459 • Author: Mari Hannah  • Publisher: Orion • Format: Paperback • Pages: 416 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 3.2cm

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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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Dr Dylan Reinhart is no stranger to solving crimes. When an Ivy League professor is murdered, Reinhart reunites with his old partner Detective Elizabeth Needham. With his unrivalled mind for criminal psychology and Needham's investigative experience, Reinhart is confident that together they can find the killer, and close the case. But as the investigation proceeds, a terrifying attack on New York sends the city into chaos. In the aftermath, a name from Reinhart's past emerges on the list of victims – a name he thought he'd left behind. As long-buried secrets threaten to derail everything he's worked for, can he keep his life together long enough to outsmart the killer? Or has Reinhart finally met his match? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781787468122 • Author: James Patterson • Publisher: Arrow • Format: Paperback • Pages: 400 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 12.9 cm

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A man who kills for money... X marks the spot - and when that spot is a corpse's naked back and the X is carved in blood, DI Tom Thorne is in no doubt that the dead man is the latest victim of a particularly vicious killer. This is brutal turf warfare between north London gangs. Organised crime boss Billy Ryan is moving into someone else's patch, and that someone is not best pleased. And when an X is carved on DI Tom Thorne's front door, he knows the smouldering embers of this case are about to erupt into flames... Product Information: ISBN: 9780751548969 Author: Mark Billingham Publisher: Sphere Format: Paperback Pages: 452 Dimensions: 19.7 x 12.5 x 3cm

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Sixteen-year-old Olivia Prior is missing three things: a mother, a father, and a voice. Her mother vanished all at once, and her father by degrees, and her voice was a thing she never had to start with. She grew up at Merilance School for Girls. Now, nearing the end of her time there, Olivia receives a letter from an uncle she's never met, her father's older brother, summoning her to his estate, a place called Gallant. But when she arrives, she discovers that the letter she received was several years old. Her uncle is dead. The estate is empty, save for the servants. Olivia is permitted to remain, but must follow two rules: don't go out after dusk, and always stay on the right side of a wall that runs along the estate’s western edge. Beyond it is another realm, ancient and magical, which calls to Olivia through her blood… Product Information: • ISBN: 9781785658686 • Author: V.E. Schwab • Publisher: Titan Books • Format: Hardback • Pages: 448 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 13cm

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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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Some cases won't die. A young boy walks into a police station in France. He claims to be Carl Meagan - a missing child from Sheffield whose name is still whispered as a warning to kids who stay out after dark. Some children won't be found. On her way home from the supermarket, nine-year-old Keeley Armitage vanishes without trace. Her family is overcome with shock and DCI Matilda Darke can't help but focus on memories of the Carl Meagan case that almost ruined her career. Some killers won't be stopped. As Matilda investigates, she peels back the layers of grief and sadness that surround Keeley's family. Until she is left with an unimaginable choice: betray those closest to her or let a violent killer walk free... Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008374860 • Author: Michael Wood • Publisher: Harper Collins • Format: Paperback • Pages: 448  • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.84 cm

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