People think of Mother Nature as a gentle lady. They forget that she's also Death. Sixteen-year-old Poppy Sinclair believes in quantum particles, not tarot cards, in Dawkins, not druids. Last summer, in a boating accident in the Lake District, Poppy had a brush with death. But the girl she finds face down in Scariswater hasn't been so lucky. As she fights to discover the truth behind what she believes is murder, Poppy is forced to concede that people and things are not always what they seem and, slipping ever deeper into a web of lies, jealousy and heart-stopping danger, she comes to realise - too late - that the one thing that can save her has been right there, all the time.
Author: Sharon Jones
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
THE NUMBER ONE EBOOK BESTSELLER 'Want to read a great whodunnit? Anthony Horowitz has one for you: MAGPIE MURDERS. It's as good as an Agatha Christie. Better, in some ways. Cleverer.' Stephen King 'The finest crime novel of the year' Daily Mail ***** Seven for a mystery that needs to be solved . . . Editor Susan Ryland has worked with bestselling crime writer Alan Conway for years. Readers love his detective, Atticus Pünd, a celebrated solver of crimes in the sleepy English villages of the 1950s. But Conway's latest tale of murder at Pye Hall is not quite what it seems. Yes, there are dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects, but hidden in the pages of the manuscript lies another story: a tale written between the very words on the page, telling of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition and murder. From the creator of Midsomer Murders comes a fiendish mystery perfect for fans of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot. ***** Praise for Magpie Murders - the gripping Sunday Times bestselling crime thriller: 'Ingenious' Sunday Times 'Thrilling and compelling with a stunning twist' Daily Mail 'A stylish thriller' Sunday Mirror 'A cunning reinvention of the thriller' Mail on Sunday
the Sunday Times bestseller crime thriller with a fiendish twist
Author: Anthony Horowitz
Publisher: Hachette UK
“Belinda Bauer is a marvel. Her novels are almost indecently gripping and enjoyable.” —Sophie Hannah, New York Times–bestselling author of The Monogram Murders and Woman with a Secret Belinda Bauer is an award-winning British crime writer of the highest caliber, whose smart, stylish novels have captivated readers and reviewers on both sides of the Atlantic and earned her a reputation as “the true heir to the great Ruth Rendell” (Mail on Sunday (UK)). Her latest, The Beautiful Dead, is a riveting narrative centered on a down-on-her-luck journalist and a serial killer desperate for the spotlight. TV crime reporter Eve Singer’s career is flagging, but that starts to change when she covers a spate of bizarre murders—each one committed in public and advertised like an art exhibition. When the killer contacts Eve about her coverage of his crimes, she is suddenly on the inside of the biggest murder investigation of the decade. But as the killer becomes increasingly obsessed with her, Eve realizes there’s a thin line between inside information and becoming an accomplice to murder—possibly her own. A seamlessly-plotted thriller that will keep readers breathless until the very end, The Beautiful Dead cements Belinda Bauer’s reputation as a master of heart-stopping suspense.
Author: Belinda Bauer
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Author: Cheryl Bradshaw
Publisher: Cheryl Bradshaw
When Lily Hartman goes to wake Annie, a visiting family friend, she discovers to her horror that the woman isn’t sleeping in the guestroom. She's dead. Someone suffocated her the night before. Detectives Cooper and White are called in to solve the murder. They soon learn that beautiful Annie was really Lily’s husband Rick’s friend. Lily’s DNA is all over the pillow used to smother Annie and there are no signs of a break-in to their apartment. Coupled with the fact that the detectives sense Lily was jealous of Annie, she becomes their main suspect. Lily, who is a sleepwalker, herself wonders if she is guilty of killing Annie in her sleep. She recently discovered that Rick and Annie were having an affair, so she secretly resents Annie. Is Lily the killer or is someone setting her up? The truth is worse than she can imagine. NOTE: DEADLY DREAMS is the second book in the Cooper and White murder mystery series. It has no explicit sex and little violence.
A gripping suspense novel that will have you hooked
Author: Julia Derek
Publisher: Adrenaline Books
A bag of severed fingers is found in the playground by a rough housing estate "An edge of your seat detective thriller which had me completely enthralled. Calladine and Bayliss are fascinating police partners. The end was both surprising and uplifting." Beth Boyd "A must-read new police procedural that will have you gripped. The characters, setting, and plot are detailed and believable. Can't wait for the next one." Sarah Stevens First a shooting, then a grisly discovery on the common . . . Police partners, D.I. Calladine and D.S. Ruth Bayliss race against time to track down a killer before the whole area erupts in violence. Their boss thinks it's all down to drug lord Ray Fallon, but Calladine's instincts say something far nastier is happening on the Hobfield housing estate. Can this duo track down the murderer before anyone else dies and before the press publicize the gruesome crimes? Detectives Calladine and Bayliss are led on a trail which gets dangerously close to home. In a thrilling finale they race against time to rescue someone very close to Calladine's heart. If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Mel Sherratt, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham you will be gripped by this exciting new crime fiction writer. DEAD WRONG is the first in a new series of detective thrillers featuring D.S. Ruth Bayliss and D.I. Tom Calladine. Tom Calladine is a single, fifty-one-year-old detective inspector who is devoted to his job. His personal life, however, is not so successful. Having been married and divorced before the age of twenty-one has set a pattern that he finds difficult to escape. Ruth Bayliss is in her mid-thirties, plain-speaking but loyal. She wishes she had more time for the gym and a love life. She uses her demanding workload as an excuse not to try too hard with the men she meets. The series is set in the fictional village of Leesdon on the outskirts of an industrial northern English city. There is little work and a lot of crime. The bane of Calladine's life is the Hobfield housing estate, breeding ground to all that is wrong with the area that he calls home. GET "DEAD SILENT" THE NEXT BOOK IN THE SERIES NOW A body is found in a car crash, but the victim was already dead . . . Police partners D.I. Calladine and D.S. Ruth Bayliss race against time to catch a vicious serial killer. and now available: DEAD LIST the third mystery featuring Detectives Bayliss and Calladine! "A serial killer with a bucket list of victims . . ."
A Gripping Detective Thriller Full of Suspense
Author: Helen H. Durrant
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
“Forensic evidence is an art like black magic; ‘facts’ are determined by interpretation. Or misinterpretation.” A Long Time Dead asks is forensic evidence incontrovertible? How would you feel if forensic evidence incorrectly incriminated you? And how would you prove it wrong? In the world of crime scene investigation, Roger Conniston is one of West Yorkshire Police’s finest. Yet even he has secrets. When forensic evidence implicates him in the death of a young woman, the secrets emerge, and Conniston is damned. Arrested for murder, Conniston must show the evidence was manipulated and planted. But how can he do that from inside a cell, especially when his prime suspect is a high-ranking police officer, and not even his friends believe him?
The Dead Trilogy 1
Author: Andrew Barrett
Publisher: Andrew Barrett
Paradise in Aruba quickly gets gruesome in this “ripped-from-the-headlines thriller (Kirkus Reviews)” with a twist that defies the imagination. It’s Spring Break of senior year. Anna, her boyfriend Tate, her best friend Elise, and a few other close friends are off to a debaucherous trip to Aruba that promises to be the time of their lives. But when Elise is found brutally murdered, Anna finds herself trapped in a country not her own, fighting against vile and contemptuous accusations. As Anna sets out to find her friend’s killer, she discovers harsh revelations about her friendships, the slippery nature of truth, and the ache of young love. Awaiting the judge’s decree, it becomes clear to Anna that everyone around her thinks she is not only guilty, but also dangerous. And when the whole story comes out, reality is more shocking than anyone could ever imagine...
Author: Abigail Haas
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Veteran homicide detective Franza Oberwieser prefers her job in the winter. Summer is for growing, not for dying. So when the body of a beautiful young woman is found on the autobahn, dressed in a glittering party dress and bathed in June rain, Franza is determined to give her justice. Revealing victims' hidden lives is part of the job, but as Franza and her partner, Felix, peel back the layers shrouding the girl's disturbing past, darker mysteries emerge. Everyone has something to hide--even Franza, who must face her own secrets to reveal the truth.
Author: Gabi Kreslehner
Obsession is deadly. No one learns that better than Luna Ketz, a pessimistic high school senior. She wishes more than anything to graduate but things don’t always go as planned. Luna quickly finds herself trapped in a web of lies and murders, spun by the least suspected person in her hometown. It’s not long before she realizes she’s being targeted by the person she despises most in the world. When Luna figures out who is behind the killings, things make a turn for the bizarre when she is contacted by a friend she has not heard from in years. It is then Luna realizes she is very much in danger, but although she can avoid the killer in reality, she cannot avoid him in her dreams.
Author: Kayla Krantz
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc