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There's a serial killer on the loose. When bodies start washing up along the banks of the River Thames, DI Henley fears it is the work of Peter Olivier, the notorious Jigsaw Killer. But it can’t be him; Olivier is already behind bars, and Henley was the one who put him there. The race is on before more bodies are found. She’d hoped she’d never have to see his face again, but Henley knows Olivier might be the best chance they have at stopping the copycat killer. But when Olivier learns of the new murders, helping Henley is the last thing on his mind . . . Will it take a killer to catch the killer? Now all bets are off, and the race is on to catch the killer before the body count rises. But who will get there first – Henley, or the Jigsaw Killer? Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008359430 • Author: Nadine Matheson • Publisher: HQ • Format: Paperback • Pages: 464 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.9cm

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When the dead body of a man is fished out of Glasgow's River Clyde, it looks like a case of accidental death. An anonymous telephone call and a forensic toxicology test, however, give DCI Lorimer reason to think otherwise. Probing deeper into the life and business of the deceased accountant, Duncan Forbes, a seemingly upright member of the community, Lorimer find only yet more unanswered questions. And when the firm's human resources manager is found dead in her riverside flat these questions become only more complex -- not to mention more disturbing. And Lorimer is having to cope not only with deceptions devised to hide the facts, but also with suspicions from those far closer to home . . . Product Information: • ISBN: 9781408726099 • Author: Alex Gray • Publisher: Sphere • Format: Paperback • Pages: 432 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.4 x 3cm

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When Chief Inspector Lorimer returns from his holiday on the island of Mull, he feels a welcome sense of calm. But it doesn't last long. Kelvin FC's new star midfielder is found brutally stabbed to death in his own home and, with his wife apprehended trying to leave the country, a seemingly straightforward new case begins. But the grisly murder of a referee after a Kelvin match throws light on some dark secrets at the ground. As lies emerge and tensions build, Lorimer knows there's a serial killer on the loose - one that's only beginning to show his true colours. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781408726105 • Author: Alex Gray • Publisher: Sphere • Format: Paperback • Pages: 448 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.4 x 3.4cm

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A coffin is dug up by builders in the grounds of an historic convent - inside is the body of a young nun. In a city as old as London, the discovery is hardly surprising. But when scratch marks are found on the inside of the coffin lid, Detective Jane Tennison believes she has unearthed a mystery far darker than any she's investigated before. However, not everyone agrees. Tennison's superiors dismiss it as an historic cold case, and the Church seems desperate to conceal the facts from the investigation. It's clear that someone is hiding the truth, and perhaps even the killer. Tennison must pray she can find both - before they are buried forever . . . Product Information: • ISBN: 9781785765445 • Author: Lynda La Plante • Publisher: Zaffre • Format: Paperback • Pages: 416 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.3cm

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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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A killer so clever, nobody hears the screams . . . When the body of a woman is discovered, DCI Bishop from the Met murder squad is called in to oversee the case. The horrific killing bears a striking resemblance to three other murders years before, but the cases were never solved. Bishop knows they need the help of Holly Wakefield, a criminal psychologist who specialises in getting inside the minds of serial killers. The grisly murders occur every three years, but it is the stick-man drawing left at each crime scene that has the police baffled. A post-mortem also detects a cocktail of drugs that can leave a victim screaming in silence. No one would have heard their cries for help. Holly suspects that they are a missing a vital clue that links the victims. But can she discover the link before the killer comes knocking at her door? Product Information: • ISBN: 9780349428956 • Author: Mark Griffin • Publisher: Piatkus • Format: Paperback • Pages: 400 • Dimensions: 19.69 x 12.7 x 2.54 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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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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Nothing could be more relaxing than a quiet game of bowls on an English summer's afternoon in the Cotswolds – unless there's a dead body lying on the grass. Agatha Raisin becomes embroiled in a turmoil of jealousy and lies when the tranquillity of her local bowls club explodes into a storm of accusation and intrigue - and murder. Her private life is no less turbulent when a past suitor reappears just as her ex-husband seems intent on rekindling their romance, and her close friend, Bill Wong, is in danger of losing the woman he loves. Events take an even darker turn when Agatha realises that, in pursuing the bowling green killer, she is putting her own life in danger... Product Information: • ISBN: 9780349135045 • Author: M.C. Beaton • Publisher: Constable • Format: Paperback • Pages: 256 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.6 x 2.4 cm

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Pip Fitz-Amobi is haunted by the way her last investigation ended. Soon she’ll be leaving for Cambridge University but then another case finds her . . . and this time it’s all about Pip.  Pip is used to online death threats, but there’s one that catches her eye, someone who keeps asking: who will look for you when you’re the one who disappears? And it’s not just online. Pip has a stalker who knows where she lives. The police refuse to act and then Pip finds connections between her stalker and a local serial killer. The killer has been in prison for six years, but Pip suspects that the wrong man is behind bars. As the deadly game plays out, Pip realises that everything in Little Kilton is finally coming full circle. If Pip doesn’t find the answers, this time she will be the one who disappears . . . Product Information: • ISBN: 9781405298605 • Author: Holly Jackson • Publisher: Electric Monkey • Format: Paperback • Pages: 576 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 3.6cm

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My name is Alice. I'm a police officer. I'm trying to solve a murder on a psychiatric ward. But I'm also a patient... They were meant to be safe on Fleet Ward: psychiatric patients monitored, treated, cared for. But now one of their number is found murdered, and the accusations begin to fly. Was it one of his fellow patients? A member of staff? Or did someone come in from the outside? DC Alice Armitage is methodical, tireless, and she's quickly on the trail of the killer. The only problem is, Alice is a patient too. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780751577280 • Author: Mark Billingham • Publisher: Sphere • Format: Paperback • Pages: 464 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 13 x 4 cm

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Clarice Beech has two passions in life: animal rescue and Detective Inspector Rick Beech. She is devoted to the first, but she and Rick have been separated for the past six months - life without him is hard. Clarice shares her other love, for contemporary ceramics, with the Lady Vita Fayrepoynt. When Vita's three-legged ginger cat Walter disappears from Weatherby Hall Clarice is called in to find him. Walter, snug in an old barn, is quite well. But his discovery ends with Clarice in hospital, and Rose Miller, late of the Old Vicarage in the morgue. There is nothing natural about Rose's death... Putting their differences aside, Clarice and Rick are drawn together to try to understand the murder that has shaken the rural Lincolnshire community. As she explores Rose's past Clarice is pulled into a shady world of blackmail, scams and violence. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781472131713 • Author: Kate High • Publisher: Constable • Format: Paperback • Pages: 336 • Dimensions: 19.69 x 12.38 x 2.22 cm

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Armistice Day, 1940. The nation remembers the Great War while a new and harrowing conflict rumbles on. The Blitz Detective, John Jago, must set aside his own painful memories to investigate a suspicious death in Pimlico, south-west London. The body of a young man has been discovered in an Anderson shelter, with two white poppies in his pocket. As the investigation progresses, Jago and his assistant, DC Cradock, find themselves knee-deep in Pimlico’s shady underworld and connections with Mosley’s fascist party. It will take all their skills to uncover the truth behind the young man’s brutal death. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780749026943 • Author: Mike Hollow • Publisher: Allison & Busby • Format: Paperback • Pages: 320 • Dimensions: 19.7 x 13 x 2.5 cm

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As spring returns to the Cotswolds, so too does Thea Slocombe to house-sitting. She has agreed to look after Lucy Sinclair’s new home in Northleach while Lucy is away. Thea soon meets several of the locals and the neighbours who seem to irritate Lucy so much, and comes to the conclusion that Lucy is far from popular herself. When a man’s body is found in Northleach, Thea needs all her wits about her. The man’s death is not as straightforward as it seems, and Thea begins to suspect that Lucy may be involved. At the heart of the mystery are secrets betrayed and revenge exacted, and Thea is again caught up in underhand dealings played out in the idyllic countryside. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780749027322 • Author: Rebecca Tope • Publisher: Allison & Busby • Format: Paperback • Pages: 320 • Dimensions: 19.69 x 12.7 x 1.91 cm

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A child's body in an unmarked grave. A killer waiting to strike again. A young boy's body is found in a meadow beside the River Mersey. No DNA. No witnesses. No clues. It brings back painful memories of the Moors Murderers. After two weeks, the police have made no progress finding the killer. The one thing they do know; he will kill again. It is a race against time - and they are losing. DI Thomas Ridpath has just returned to work. Diagnosed with PTSD and undergoing supervised psychological therapy, he is dragged into the case against his better judgement. When another murder in Liverpool ups the ante, Ridpath must confront his own demons to stop a child killer before he strikes again. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781800322561 • Author: M J Lee • Publisher: Canelo Crime • Format: Paperback • Pages: 384 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.2cm

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Private investigator Kitt Hartley and her twin sister Rebecca are preparing for a holiday in Scotland when cruise ship entertainer Errol Jackson appears at the door. Errol breaks the news that Bryce Griffin, a former smuggler and an old friend of Kitt's, has been murdered: his body found washed up by a lighthouse, bearing a gunshot wound. Kitt persuades Rebecca to cancel their trip and, together with Kitt's assistant Grace Edwards and best friend Evie Bowes, books onto the next cruise to Norway to help with the ongoing murder investigation. Aboard the cruise ship Kitt, Grace and Rebecca encounter burlesque dancers, casino dealers, drag queens and a talking parrot named Skittles - seemingly the only witness to Bryce's death. But what dark secrets are lurking below deck? Can Kitt catch the killer before it's too late? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529410419 • Author: Helen Cox • Publisher: Quercus • Format: Paperback • Pages: 320 • Dimensions: 20 x 13.02 x 2.22 cm

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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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The fifth book in the DCI Jack Logan series, set in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.  How do you solve a murder when everyone's a suspect? Tormented by the recent loss of a colleague, DCI Jack Logan is on the warpath, determined to bring down all those he holds responsible for the officer's death. His quest for revenge is cut short when a woman's body turns up on the remote island of Canna, and Jack is summoned to investigate.  As a storm closes in, Jack finds himself cut-off from the rest of the world, with no car, no phone signal, and only DC Neish for company. Jack must act fast to crack the case before the killer can escape. But with the victim widely hated on the island, everyone on it is a potential suspect.  Product Information: • ISBN: 9781912767205 • Author: JD Kirk • Publisher: Zertex Crime • Format: Paperback • Pages: 332 • Dimensions: 19.84 x 12.85 x 2.13 cm

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Discover A Whisper of Sorrows – the sixth book in the DCI Jack Logan crime thriller series, all based in the Highlands of Scotland and perfect for fans of noir crime fiction. The hunter has become the hunted. Ten years ago, DCI Jack Logan caught the twisted child killer known as Mister Whisper. Two days ago, Mister Whisper escaped. Now, Jack must track down the most ruthless enemy he has ever faced before he can strike again. But, after ten years behind bars, it isn't just murder that Mister Whisper has in mind. It's revenge. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781912767229 • Author: JD Kirk • Publisher: Zertex Crime • Format: Paperback • Pages: 428 • Dimensions: 19.84 x 12.85 x 2.72 cm

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Midwinter. A child is found wandering in an ancient woodland, her hands covered in blood. But it is not her own. Unwilling - or unable - to speak, the only person she seems to trust is the young officer who rescued her, Detective Sergeant Lucy Black. Soon afterwards, DS Black is baffled to find herself suddenly moved from a high-profile case involving a kidnapping of another girl, a prominent businessman's teenage daughter. At home, Black is struggling with caring for her increasingly unstable father, and trying to avoid conflict with her frosty mother - who also happens to be the Assistant Chief Constable. As she tries to identify the unclaimed child, Black begins to realize that her case and the kidnapping may be linked by events from the grimmest days of the country's recent history - events that also defined her own troubled childhood. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781472133403 • Author: Brian McGilloway • Publisher: Constable • Format: Paperback • Pages: 336 • Dimensions: 22.2 x 12.6 x 2.8 cm

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