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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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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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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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They live together. Jem and Hannah. Captive and keeper. But who is the real prisoner. The one behind bars? Or the one that must give up their life to serve them? Who holds the power. The one who has the key? Or the one who knows the truth? A brilliant, intensively gripping thriller, The Captive will keep you guessing till the very end . . . Product Information: • ISBN: 9781838772673 • Author: Deborah O'Connor • Publisher: Zaffre • Format: Paperback • Pages: 416 • Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.3 x 19.8 cm

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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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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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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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Delve into a boxset of four titles from the internationally bestselling author of One of Us is Lying. Secrets. Lies. Murder. The Karen M. McManus boxset has it all. Included in this title: • One of Us is Lying • One of Us is Next • Two Can Keep a Secret • The Cousins The perfect pacy teen crime series for any murder mystery fan. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241553725 • Author: Karen M. McManus • Publisher: Penguin • Format: Boxset • Pages: 1424 • Dimensions: 20.5 x 19.3 x 13.3cm

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Meet the Walsh family… Lucy: Loving mother. Devoted wife. And falling to pieces. Aidan: Dedicated father. Faithful husband. And in too deep. Connor:Hardworking son. Loyal friend. But can never tell the truth. Everyone in this family is hiding something, but one secret will turn out to be the deadliest of all . . . Can this family ever recover when the truth finally comes out? Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008330163 • Author: Louise Jensen • Publisher: HQ • Format: Paperback • Pages: 416 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.7cm

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Twenty-five years ago, a local girl went missing. Now, another girl comes back… When five-year-old Elsie Button was snatched from a garden in a sleepy town on the Welsh island of Anglesey, a local man later confessed, and it sent shockwaves through the tight-knit community. Especially when his own little girl was the same age – and the victim’s best friend. Kathryn and her family left under the cloak of darkness one night, unable to bear the shame. Her dad has not spoken a word to her since he went to prison. She is haunted by the question: why did he kill Elsie? When another child is taken from the same garden, Kathryn is determined atone for her father’s deed, and maybe get the answers she wants. But not everyone on the island wants the truth to come out, and they’ll go to extreme lengths to stop that from happening. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781800329263 • Author: Jenny Blackhurst • Publisher: Canelo • Format: Paperback • Pages: 320 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.9 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 year on from the mysterious disappearance of Jenny Bercival, DI Wesley Peterson is called in when the body of a strangled woman is found floating out to sea in a dinghy. The discovery mars the festivities of the Palkin Festival, held each year to celebrate the life of John Palkin, a fourteenth century Mayor of Tradmouth who made his fortune from trade and piracy. And now it seems like death and mystery have returned to haunt the town. Could there be a link between the two women? One missing, one brutally murdered? And is there a connection to a fantasy website called Shipworld which features Palkin as a supernatural hero with a sinister, faceless nemesis called the Shroud Maker? When archaeologist Neil Watson makes a grim discovery on the site of Palkin's warehouse, it looks as if history might have inspired the killer.And it is only by delving into the past that Wesley comes to learn the truth . . . a truth that will bring mortal danger in its wake. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780749958039 • Author: Kate Ellis • Publisher: Piatkus • Format: Paperback • Pages: 374 • Dimensions: 19.7 x 12.7 x 2.5cm

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Myron screwed up. His job was to protect someone. He fell in love with that someone and then she died. End of story. So he's dropped out, left, run away to the Caribbean to escape his guilt. But now everything that he left behind has come back to haunt him. A friend is in trouble, murder trouble. The victim? One of his own clients. In order to help his friend, Myron must battle for her freedom - against her own wishes... Product Information: • ISBN: 9781409150497 • Author: Harlan Coben • Publisher: Orion Books • Format: Paperback • Pages: 368 • Dimensions: 19.5 x 13.1 x 2.4cm  

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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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A Jane Austen heroine murdered. A literary villain turned hero. And an investigator between it all. The year is 1814 when Fanny Price is found murdered in Mansfield Park. Once a rich heiress who was spoiled, condescending, and generally hated throughout the county. But her death is none-the-less haunting. It then takes Mary Crawford, who is now as good as Fanny was bad, to team up with a thief-taker, Charles Maddox, from London to solve the brutal crime. But with dramatic confrontations comes consequences...some even deadly. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781804360279 • Author: Lynn Shepherd • Publisher: Hera • Format: Paperback • Pages: 320 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2cm

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Naomi Carson is a survivor. As a child, her family was torn apart by a shocking crime. It could have destroyed her, but Naomi has grown up strong, with a passion for photography that has taken her all around the world. Now, at last, she has decided to put down roots. The beautiful old house on Point Bluff needs work, but Naomi has new friends in town who are willing to help, including Xander Keaton - gorgeous, infuriating and determined to win her heart. But as Naomi plans for the future, her past is catching up with her. Someone in town knows her terrifying secret - and won't let her forget it. As her new home is rocked by violence, Naomi must discover her persecutor's identity, before it's too late. Ideal for anyone enjoys a thriller! Product Information: • ISBN: 9780349407784 • Author: Nora Roberts • Publisher: Piatkus • Format: Paperback • Pages: 544 • Dimensions: 19.7 x 12.8 x 3.4 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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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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