Sleep No More
Six Murderous Tales
In this companion volume to The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories, PD James weaves psychological and moral complexity into the classic murder-mystery in six more tales of death, memory and revenge, including ‘The Yo-Yo’ and the ‘The Murder of Santa Claus’. Foreword by Peter Kemp.
Death Comes to Pemberley
A much-acclaimed sequel to Pride and Prejudice, PD James’s bestselling thriller is set in 1803, six years after Darcy and Elizabeth’s marriage. Their orderly world at Pemberley is shattered when Elizabeth’s sister, Lydia Wickham, arrives in distress, screaming that her husband has been murdered.
Psychologist Dr Jessie Flynn is working to unlock the memories of a traumatized four-year-old, while her former patient, Captain Ben Callan, is investigating the suspicious death of an officer in Afghanistan. When a dead body washes up on a Sussex beach, their cases mysteriously converge.
One Last Dram Before Midnight
The Complete Collected D.C.I. Daley Short Stories
Two of these seven stories are set in Glasgow, with young Jim Daley and Brian Scott setting out on their police careers; other cases find DCI Daley and his sidekick in Kinloch, investigating ghosts from the past, a missing man and illicit whisky.
The Brutal Telling
A Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery
Early one Sunday morning in Three Pines, Quebec, an unknown man is found lying dead in the bistro. Investigating the murder, Chief Inspector Gamache uncovers the shameful history of the village as he comes closer to identifying the victim and the terrifying killer.
Now We Are Dead
Inspired by his mugging-up on Winnie the Pooh for Celebrity Mastermind, Stuart McBride describes his book as ‘the story of what happens to Detective Chief Inspector Roberta Steel after she was caught being Very, Very Naughty in In the Cold Dark Ground’. Now, the man she was accused of fitting up is freed and back on the streets of Aberdeen – but Roberta knows he is guilty.
In a collection of short stories described by James Crawford as ‘a tribute to two of our nation’s greatest assets – our crime writing and our built heritage’, twelve of Scotland’s top crime writers, among them Lin Anderson, Val McDermid , Gordon Brown and Ann Cleeves, weave plots of murder and mystery around structures including a 5,000-year-old burial cairn, Bothwell Castle and the Forth Bridge.
Set in a small town in Georgia, Karin Slaughter’s debut novel introduces the paediatrician and medical examiner Sara Linton and police chief Jeffrey Tolliver. Following Sara’s discovery of a murdered local woman with a cross cut into her torso, the hunt is on for a vicious serial killer.
The Summer of Dead Toys
Taken off one case for beating up a suspected human trafficker, Inspector Salgado is sent to investigate a teenager’s death in uptown Barcelona. The boy’s fatal fall appears to be an accident, but Salgado uncovers sinister links between powerful families and two seemingly insoluble cases.
A Jefferson Winter Thriller
An ex-FBI profiler, Jefferson Winter is a freelancer now, specializing in serial criminals. When the Sheriff’s office in Eagle Creek, Louisiana, send him a video clip of a man being burned alive, Winter knows they are dealing with a serial killer – but the film is their only clue.
The Colours of all the Cattle
The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency
While Precious Ramotswe toys with entering local politics, the latest case for the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency – involving a ruthless property developer’s plans for a ‘Big Fun Hotel’ – falls to the Agency’s mechanic. When danger looms over his investigation, Precious abandons politics to rescue Charlie.
Die of Shame
Five people and a therapist meet every Monday evening to talk about addiction, then one of them is killed. It’s clear that a group member is responsible, but DI Nicola Tanner’s investigation hits a wall – the strict confidentiality of the circle and suspects inured to denial and deception.
Ten long years after a murder and a suicide shocked the village of Elvet, new evidence comes to light that proves the innocence of the woman accused of the murder. The killer is still at large, and Vera Stanhope must reopen the investigation and jog villagers’ painful memories. Off-mint.
Death Comes to Lynchester Close
Lord Francis Powerscourt is approached by the Bishop of Lynchester, who has suspicions about the death of a Cathedral Close resident. When a prospective new tenant is poisoned, Powerscourt’s investigation uncovers a trail of corruption leading to the cathedral itself.
The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife and the Missing Corpse
In 1897, 20 years after the death of the reclusive Duke of Portland, a Mrs Druce made the extraordinary claim that her father-in-law, Thomas Charles Druce, who supposedly died in 1864, was in fact the 5th Duke, and her son was heir to his millions. This book follows the legal contortions of the sensational Druce-Portland case.
The Blood Road
Now working in Professional Standards and policing fellow officers, Logan McRae must investigate the death of DI Bell after his body is found in the driver’s seat of a crashed car – although Bell died, and they buried him two years previously. The deeper McRae digs into his former colleague’s past, the more sinister the case becomes.
Agatha Raisin and the Dead Ringer
In Thirk Magna, the eccentric bell-ringers are preparing for a local bishop’s visit, while Agatha Raisin is involving herself with a charming lawyer and a missing heiress. This sets the scene for a typically quirky title in the late MC Beaton’s popular village mystery series.
The Boy Who Lived with the Dead
In 1914, DI Albert Lincoln’s murder investigation into a child’s death in Mabley Ridge, Cheshire, had failed. In the same village in 1920, a woman has been murdered, one child is missing, another is in danger and Lincoln returns, determined this time to solve the mystery.