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Crime & Mystery Books

Engage the little grey cells and delve into a world of literary murders, foul deeds and unexplained cases! If you love a good super sleuth or a hardboiled detective story, then you’re on the right page. This the place for all the crime, mystery and thriller fans to find their next great read – we’ve got bestselling authors like Mark Billingham, Patricia Cornwell and Camilla Läckberg right next to classic crime authors like Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie, whose influences remain to this day.

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Agatha Christie
Including a huge number of books in both The Miss Marple Series and The Poirot Series and many more.
Ian Rankin
Some of his bestsellers include: The Rebus series, and The Impossible Dead.
Lee Child
Author of the phenominally huge: Jack Reacher series, now a string of major movie pictures.
Patricia Cornwell
Author of: Depraved Heart, Chaos and Book of the Dead.
Andrea Camilleri
Author of: A Voice in the Night, The Scent of the Knight and the Inspector Montalbano Mysteries.
James Patterson
Author of: The Alex Cross series, The Michael Bennett series and many more.
Linwood Barclay
Author of: The Zack Walker series, Parting Shot and Too Close to Home.
Peter James
Bestsellers Include: You Are Dead, and more in the Roy Grace series.
Ann Cleeves
Author of: The The Shetland series, the The Vera Stanhope series. which inspired the TV Series Vera.
Jo Nesbo
Author of: The Harry Hole series, including the number one bestseller The Snowman.
Lynda La Plante
Some of her bestsellers include: Hidden Killers, Tennison and Blind Fury.
Quintin Jardine
Author of: Private Investigations, Fatal Last Words and many others.
David Baldacci
Author of: The Will Robie series, The Amos Decker series and The King and Maxwell series.
Karen Rose
Author of: Edge of Darkness and Sunday times top ten bestseller Silent Scream
M C Beaton
Author of : The Hamish Macbeth series, The Agatha Raisin series and many more.
Ruth Rendell
Bestsellers include: Dark Corners, Portobello and The Wexford series.
Harlen Coben
Some of his bestsllers include: The Stranger, Don't let go and Fool me once.
Karin Slaughter
Including the chart topping: The Good Daughter and The Will Trent Series.
Martina Cole
Some of her bestsellers include: The Ladykiller, The Take and The Business.
Sue Grafton
Author of Alphabet themed books: V is for Vengeance, W is for Wasted and many others,

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Secrets in the Cotswolds : Mystery and intrigue in the beautiful Cotswold countryside - Rebecca Tope

Thea Slocombe is struggling to entertain her stepchildren through the long summer holiday while her husband Drew works, so she keenly accepts a new job house-sitting in Barnsley, near Bibury. However, her commission proves to be far from relaxing when she stumbles across a woman hiding among some bushes.

The woman's story is thin and incoherent, but Thea agrees to offer her sanctuary for the...



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