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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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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? 'So smart and funny. Deplorably good' - Ian Rankin. 'A gripping read' - Sunday Times. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241425442 • Author: Richard Osman • Publisher: Viking • Format: Hardback • Pages: 400 • Dimensions: 24 x 16.2 x 3.5cm

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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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DI Vera Stanhope is not one to make friends easily, but her hippy neighbours keep her well-supplied in homebrew and conversation. But when one of them goes missing, her path leads her to more than a missing friend... Vera tracks the young woman down to the Writer’s House, a country retreat where aspiring authors work on their stories. Things get complicated when a body is discovered and Vera’s neighbour is found with a knife in her hand. Calling in the team, Vera knows that she should hand the case over. She’s too close to the main suspect. But the investigation is too tempting and she’s never been one to follow the rules. There seems to be no motive. When another body is found, Vera suspects that someone is playing games with her. Somewhere there is a killer who has taken murder off the page and is making it real... Product Information:• ISBN: 9781509895526• Author: Ann Cleeves• Publisher: Pan Macmillan• Format: Paperback• Pages: 389• 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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A killing. A witness. A secret. In Newcastle, Detective Joe Ashworth and his daughter Jessie travel home on the busy Metro. The train is stopped unexpectedly, and Jessie sees that one woman doesn't leave with the other passengers: Margaret Krukowski has been fatally stabbed. No one saw the murder take place. How can this be, when the train was packed? Searching for a lead, DI Vera Stanhope heads to the quiet Northumberland town of Mardle to investigate. She can feel in her bones that the local residents know more than they are letting on: a killer is among them. Just days later, a second woman is murdered. Retracing the victims' final steps, Vera finds herself searching deep into the hidden past of this seemingly innocent neighbourhood, led by clues that keep revolving around one street: why are the residents of Harbour Street so reluctant to speak? DI Vera Stanhope is back. And she wants answers. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781509895533• Author: Ann Cleeves• Publisher: Pan Macmillan• Format: Paperback• Pages: 383• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2.5cm

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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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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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Life seems perfect in Valley Farm, a quiet community in Northumberland. Then a shocking discovery shatters the silence. The owners of a big country house have employed a house-sitter, a young ecologist named Patrick, to look after the place while they're away. But Patrick is found dead by the side of the lane into the valley... D.I. Vera Stanhope arrives on the scene, where she finds the body of a second man. All the two victims have in common is a fascination with moths - catching these beautiful, rare creatures. Those who live in the Valley Farm development have secrets too, and as Vera is drawn into the claustrophobic world of this increasingly strange community, she realizes that there may be deadly secrets trapped here... Product Information:• ISBN: 9781509895724• Format: Paperback• Author: Ann Cleeves• Publisher: Pan Macmillan• Pages: 386• Dimensions: 19.6 x 13 x 2cm

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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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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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Could a ghost from his past take everything away from Alex Cross? Mere hours after witnessing the execution of a killer he helped put behind bars, Alex Cross is called to the scene of a copycat murder. A note signed 'M' rests on the corpse: 'You messed up big time, Dr. Cross.' Was an innocent man just put to death? As the executed convict's family launch a vicious campaign against Cross, his abilities as a detective are called into question. The enigmatic 'M' lures Cross out of Washington, DC to the sites of multiple homicides, all marked with distressingly familiar details that conjure up decades-old cases and Cross family secrets. Details that make it clear M is after a prize so dear that – were the killer to attain it – Cross's life would be destroyed. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781787468009 • Author: James Patterson • Publisher: Arrow • Format: Paperback • Pages: 432 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.6 cm

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A lady with a secret... Kate Shackleton's sterling reputation for courageous sleuthing attracts the attention of the venerable Lady Coulton. Hidden in her past is a daughter, born out of wedlock and given up to a different family. Now, Lady Coulton is determined to find her and puts Kate on the case. A mysterious killing in the library's basement... But as Kate delves deeper into Lady Coulton's past, she soon finds herself thrust into a scandal much closer to home. When the body of the respected Horatio Potter is found in the Leeds Library basement, the quiet literary community is suddenly turned upside down with suspicions, accusations and - much to Kate's surprise - the appearance of a particularly intelligent Capuchin monkey! The most puzzling case in Kate's sleuthing history yet... Convinced an innocent man has been blamed, Kate sets out to discover the truth. Who would want Dr Potter dead? Does Lady Coulton's missing daughter hold a vital clue? As the stories start to emerge in the seemingly quiet Leeds Library, Kate is learning fast that in this case, she can't judge a book by its cover... Product Information: • ISBN: 9780349400570 • Author: Frances Brody • Publisher: Piatkus • Format: Paperback • Pages: 360 • Dimensions: 19.7 x 12.6 x 2.3cm

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The number one Sunday Times bestselling series featuring Detective Matthew Venn, from author and creator of the Vera and Shetland series, Ann Cleeves – soon to be a major TV series. North Devon is enjoying a rare hot summer with tourists flocking to its coastline. Detective Matthew Venn is called out to a rural crime scene at the home of a group of artists. What he finds is an elaborately staged murder – Dr Nigel Yeo has been fatally stabbed. His daughter Eve is a glassblower, and the murder weapon is a shard of one of her broken vases. Dr Yeo seems an unlikely murder victim. He’s a good man, a public servant, beloved by his daughter. Matthew is unnerved, though, to find that she is a close friend of Jonathan, his husband. Then another body is found – killed in a similar way. Matthew finds himself treading carefully through the lies that fester at the heart of his community and a case that is dangerously close to home . . . Product Information: • ISBN: 9781509889686 • Author: Ann Cleeves • Publisher: Macmillan • Format: Hardback • Pages: 400 • Dimensions: 23.88 x 15.65 x 3.45 cm

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A hot summer on the Northumberland coast and Julie Armstrong arrives home from a night out to find her son strangled, laid out in a bath of water and covered with wild flowers. This stylized murder scene has Inspector Vera Stanhope intrigued. But then another body is discovered in a rock pool, the corpse again strewn with flowers. Vera must work quickly to find this killer who is making art out of death. As local residents are forced to share their deepest, darkest secrets, the killer watches, waits and plans to prepare another beautiful, watery grave... Product Information:• ISBN: 9781447224488• Author: Ann Cleeves• Publisher: Pan Macmillan• Format: Paperback• Pages: 388• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2.5cm

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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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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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Ten years after Jeanie Long was charged with the murder of fifteen-year-old Abigail Mantel, disturbing new evidence proving her innocence emerges in the East Yorkshire village of Elvet. Abigail’s killer is still at large. For Emma Bennett, the revelation brings back haunting memories of her vibrant best friend – and of the fearful winter’s day when she had discovered her body lying cold in a ditch. Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope makes fresh inquiries, and the villagers are hauled back to a time they would rather forget. Tensions begin to mount, but are people afraid of the killer, or of their own guilty pasts? Product Information:• ISBN: 9781447224501• Author: Ann Cleeves • Publisher: Pan Macmillan• Format: Paperback• Pages: 435• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 3cm

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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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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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As DI Nicola Tanner investigates what appears to be a series of organised killings, her partner Susan is brutally murdered, leaving the detective bereft, and vengeful. Taken off the case, Tanner enlists the help of DI Tom Thorne to pursue a pair of ruthless killers and the broker handing out the deadly contracts. As the killers target their latest victim, Thorne takes the biggest risk of his career and is drawn into a horrifying and disturbing world in which families will do anything to protect their honour. Product Information: ISBN: 9780751566925 Author: Mark Billingham Publisher: Little Brown Format: Paperback Pages: 544 Dimensions: 19 x 12cm

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