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A cosy crime with a cutting edge... the sequel to Murder Before Evensong. It's been a few months since murder tore apart the community of Champton apart. As Canon Daniel Clement tries to steady his flock, the parish is joined with Upper and Lower Badsaddle, bringing a new tide of unwanted change. But church politics soon become the least of Daniel's problems. His mother - headstrong, fearless Audrey - is obviously up to something, something she is determined to keep from him. And she is not the only one. And then all hell breaks loose when murder returns to Champton in the form of a shocking ritualistic killing...  Product Information:  • ISBN:  9781474612685 • Author:  Reverend Richard Coles  • Publisher:  W&N • Format:  Paperback • Pages:  432 • Dimensions:  12.6 x 3.2 x 19.6 cm

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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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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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Alicia Berenson lived a seemingly perfect life until one day, six years ago. When she shot her husband in the head, five times. Since then, she hasn't spoken a single word. And it is time to find out why... Product Information:• ISBN: 9781409181637• Author: Alex Michaelides• Publisher: Orion Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 342• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2.5cm

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Is murder in the blood? In a sleepy Devon village, a woman is taken from the streets. Local vet Jenny is horrified. This kind of thing doesn’t happen here. But it’s not the first time she’s been so close to a crime scene. The daughter of a prolific serial killer, she’s spent her whole life running from who she really is. And the crime is harrowingly similar to those her father committed all those years ago… But she’s not her father’s daughter. Is she?  Product Information:  • ISBN:  9780008524180 • Author: Alice Hunter • Publisher:  Avon • Format:  Paperback • Pages:  400 • Dimensions:  12.9 x 2.6 x 19.8 cm

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The Inmate is a propulsive, mind-bending thriller about how we define guilt―and who has to pay for it, from bestselling author Freida McFadden. The guiltiest people aren't always the ones behind bars… As a new nurse practitioner at a maximum-security prison, Brooke Sullivan is taught three crucial rules: Treat all prisoners with respect. Never reveal any personal information. Never EVER become too friendly with the inmates. But nobody knows that Brooke has already broken the rules. Nobody knows about her intimate connection to Shane Nelson, one of the penitentiary's most notorious and dangerous inmates. They certainly don't know that Shane was Brooke's high school sweetheart―the star quarterback, the golden boy who's serving a life sentence for a series of grisly murders. Or that Brooke's testimony was what put him there. But Shane knows. He knows more than anyone. And he will never forget. Product Information:  • ISBN:  9781464221385 • Author:  Freida McFadden  • Publisher:  Poisoned Pen Press • Format:  Paperback • Pages:  336 • Dimensions: 12.8 x 2.0 x 19.7 cm

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A chilling story of twisted secrets and long-awaited revenge by Freida McFadden... Lesson #1: trust no one Eve has a good life. She gets up each day, gets a kiss from her husband Nate, and heads off to teach math at the local high school. All is as it should be. Except… Last year, Caseham High was rocked by a scandal, with one student, Addie, at its center. And this year, Eve is dismayed to find the girl in her class. Addie can't be trusted. She lies. She hurts people. She destroys lives. At least, that's what everyone says. But nobody knows the real Addie. Nobody knows the secrets that could destroy her. And Addie will do anything to keep it quiet.  Product Information:  • ISBN:  9781464221378 • Author:  Freida McFadden  • Publisher:  Sourcebooks • Format:  Paperback • Pages:  400 • Dimensions:  19.8 x 12.9 x 2.4 cm

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An addictive, unpredictable thriller that will keep you asking the question: what is the truth? Newlyweds Tricia and Ethan are searching for the house of their dreams. They think they've found it when they visit the remote manor that once belonged to Dr. Adrienne Hale, a renowned psychiatrist who vanished without a trace years ago. But when a violent winter storm traps them at the estate, the house begins to lose its appeal. Stuck inside and growing restless, Tricia stumbles on a collection of audio transcripts from Dr. Hale's sessions with patients. As Tricia listens to the cassette tapes, she learns about the terrifying chain of events leading up to the doctor's mysterious disappearance. With each tape, another shocking piece of the puzzle falls into place, and a web of lies slowly unravels. But by the time Tricia reaches the final cassette, the one that reveals the entire horrifying story, it will be too late… Product Information:  • ISBN: 9781464221361 • Author: Frieda McFadden • Publisher: Sourcebooks • Format: Paperback  • Pages: 320 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.9 cm

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A dark, twisting thriller about a group of friends lost in the woods: one by one, they each will fall, and only the killer will return home alive... A night spent sleeping on dirt and leaves is not how Claire Matchett expected to spend her vacation. She thought this would be a break from the stresses of work and raising her young children. A chance to repair her damaged marriage. A week of hiking and hot tubs with friends. It sounded like heaven. Then Claire's minivan breaks down on a lonely dirt road. With no cell reception, the group has no choice but to hike the rest of the way to their hotel. But it turns out the woods aren't as easy to navigate as they thought. Hours later, they are lost. Hopelessly lost. And as they navigate deeper into the woods, the members of their party are struck down mysteriously one by one. Has a wild animal been hunting them? Or is the hunter one of them? But as more time passes, one thing becomes clear: Only one of them will return home alive. Product Information:  • ISBN:  9781464221392 • Author:  Freida McFadden  • Publisher:  Poisoned Pen Press • Format:  Paperback • Pages:  272 • Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.7 x 19.8 cm

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Two women. An office filled with secrets. One terrible crime that can't be taken back. Dawn Schiff is strange. At least, everyone thinks so at Vixed, the nutritional supplement company where Dawn works as an accountant. She never says the right thing. She has no friends. And she is always at her desk at precisely 8:45 a.m. So when Dawn doesn't show up to the office one morning, her coworker Natalie Farrell-beautiful, popular, top sales rep five years running-is surprised. Then she receives an unsettling, anonymous phone call that changes everything… It turns out Dawn wasn't just an awkward outsider-she was being targeted by someone close. And now Natalie is irrevocably tied to Dawn as she finds herself caught in a twisted game of cat and mouse that leaves her wondering: who's the real victim? But one thing is incredibly clear: somebody hated Dawn Schiff. Enough to kill.  Product Information:  • ISBN:  9781464221347 • Author:  Freida McFadden • Publisher:  Sourcebooks • Format:  Paperback • Pages:  368 • Dimensions:  12.8 x 19.7 x 2.7 cm

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Some doors are locked for a reason… While eleven-year-old Nora Davis was up in her bedroom doing homework, she had no idea her father was killing women in the basement. Until the day the police arrived at their front door. Decades later, Nora's father is spending his life behind bars, and Nora is a successful surgeon with a quiet, solitary existence. Nobody knows about her past, and she'll do anything to keep it that way. Then one of her young female patients is murdered, killed in the same unique and horrific manner that her father used to kill his victims. Somebody knows who Nora is. Somebody wants her to take the fall for this unthinkable crime. But she's not like her father. The police can't pin anything on her. As long as they don't look in her basement… Product Information:  • ISBN:  9781464221354 • Author:  Freida McFadden • Publisher:  Sourcebooks • Format:  Paperback • Pages:  320 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.9 cm

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EVERYONE HAS A PAST . . . YOURS IS COMING TO KILL YOU Alex and Morven have a pretty perfect marriage. Still madly in love after ten years, they have no secrets from each other and their life in London with daughter Poppy is . . . happy. Until one day it changes.  Morven disappears, her car found abandoned.  The police come around to Alex's house to tell him things about his wife he never knew: her real name, her past life, the secrets she kept from him.  And Alex realises he's been living a lie. He needs answers . . . and on the shore of a dark and remote lake in Wales he learns that the tragic events which shaped the past now threaten to rip apart the present. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781408717264 • Author: Nick Curran • Publisher: Constable • Format: Paperback • Pages: 304 • Dimensions: 12.6 x 1.9 x 19.8cm

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They're your best friends. Lucy and her husband do everything with their closest friends Cora and Scott. They've even bought a beach house together to enjoy summers with their kids. They're more than friends: they're family. They're hiding something. When a colleague passes around photographs from her honeymoon in the Maldives, Lucy is shocked to see Scott in one of the pictures, his arm around another woman. The truth will change everything. Then news breaks that the woman from the photograph has mysteriously vanished. Why was Scott there and what is he hiding? As Lucy looks for answers, her whole life begins to unravel. If the lies start here, where do they end? Product Information:  • ISBN: 9781399701051 • Author: Helen Cooper • Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks • Format: Paperback • Pages: 323 • Dimensions: 12.6 x 3 x 19.6cm

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Every marriage has its secrets… Beth and Tom Hardcastle are the envy of their neighbourhood – they have the perfect marriage, the perfect house, the perfect family. When the police knock on their door one evening, Beth panics. Tom should be back from work by now – what if he’s crashed his car? She fears the worst. But the worst is beyond imagining. As the interrogation begins, Beth will find herself questioning everything she believed about her husband. They’re saying he’s a monster. And they’re saying she knew.  Product Information:  • ISBN:  9780008414078 • Author: Alice Hunter  • Publisher:  Avon • Format:  Paperback • Pages:  384 • Dimensions:  12.9 x 2.4 x 19.8 cm

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She thought she’d left her past behind.,she was wrong… Despite a childhood in the care system, Anna Price has beaten the odds and built for herself the perfect life, complete with beautiful seaside home, devoted husband and a job she loves. Then a policeman appears at Anna’s door: her estranged brother Henry is a wanted serial killer, and the police need Anna’s help to catch him before he strikes again. When an envelope turns up on her doorstep, Anna suddenly finds herself caught in a sick game. One that she remembers all too well from childhood – one that, this time, she must win at all costs… Product Information:  • ISBN: 9780008562212 • Author: Alice Hunter • Publisher: Avon • Format:  Paperback • Pages: 352 • Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.2 x 19.8 cm

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Boothgate House is a recently converted apartment building with a sinister past. Once an asylum for the insane, known as Havenby Hall, it was where serial killer Peter Brockmeister was sent on his release from prison. Detective Inspector Joe Plantagenet is drawn into the house's history when the daughter of a solicitor, who was investigating Havenby Hall's closure, is kidnapped. Joe wonders whether there may be a connection between the case and the building's disturbing past. But as secrets come to light, Joe is forced to face an evil that threatens those closest to him. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780349440958 • Author: Kate Ellis • Publisher: Piatkus • Format: Paperback • Pages: 240 • Dimensions: 12.6 x 2 x 19.6cm

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When a body is found at the castle ruins, can DCI Lesley Clarke uncover the killer? After being injured in a bomb attack in Birmingham, DCI Lesley Clarke relocates to the peace of rural Dorset. But things don’t stay calm for long. Before she’s even started her new job, Lesley has to hit the ground running as she’s dragged into investigating a murder at one of England’s most iconic landmarks, the imposing Corfe Castle. Can she navigate the politics of a smaller force and work with her new partner DS Dennis Frampton, who doesn’t appreciate her. And most importantly, can she solve the murder before the killer strikes again? An unputdownable, character-driven mystery, perfect for fans of Elly Griffiths and Ann Cleeves. Product Information:  • ISBN: 9781804367605 • Author: Rachel McLean • Publisher: Canelo • Format:  Paperback • Pages: 352 • Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.1 x 19.8cm

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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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Roach: Bookseller, loner and true crime fanatic- is not interested in making friends. She has all the company she needs in her serial killer books, murder podcasts and her pet snail, Bleep. That is, until Laura joins the bookshop. With her cute literary tote bags and sunny smile, she's everyone's favourite bookseller. But beneath the shiny veneer, Roach senses a darkness within Laura, the same darkness Roach possesses. And as curiosity blooms into morbid obsession, Roach becomes determined to be a part of Laura's story - whether Laura wants her in it or not. Product Information:  • ISBN: 9781529385373 • Author: Alice Slater • Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks • Format: Paperback • Pages: 400 • Dimensions:19.3 x 2.5 x 12.4cm

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A lonely island concealing a deadly mystery... When a body washes up on the shores of Brownsea Island, DCI Lesley Clarke initially suspects suicide. But as she investigates the death, growing close to the island’s isolated community, she starts to suspect foul play. As the case deepens, Lesley uncovers the many secrets mysteries hidden within Brownsea Island – secrets that might just hold the key to the case. Why did the victim argue with her best friend days before her death? What is the victim’s manager concealing from the investigation? What secrets isn’t the victim's manager keeping? And can Lesley get to the bottom of the mystery… before someone else dies? Product Information:  • ISBN:  9781804367629 • Author:  Rachel McLean  • Publisher:  Canelo Hera • Format:  Paperback • Pages:  304 • Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.8 x 19.8 cm

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