The Fire Maker
The grotesquely burned corpse found in a Beijing park is the first case for detective Li Yan and the forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell. A day-trip to Shenzhen in 1983 fired Peter May’s interest in China. His ambition was to write the first crime thriller set in Beijing, and after years of research and travel, The Firemaker was published in 1999. Felt-tip mark on upper trimmed edge.
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.
Dilly Court - 10 Books
This set comprises ten novels by Sunday Times bestselling author Dilly Court. Each story paints an evocative picture of London life in the early 20th century, and features a strong female protagonist, well-researched period detail and adventurous, fast-moving plots. The ten titles included in this set are: A Mother's Trust (Read more...) The Beggar Maid (Read more...) Cinderella Sister (Read more...) A Loving Family (Read more...) The Workhouse Girl (Read more...) The Ragged Heiress (Read more...) The Best of Daughters (Read more...) A Place Called Home (Read more...) The Orphan's Dream (Read more...) The Lady's Maid (Read more...)
The Fourth Sacrifice
Peter May’s second China thriller finds the American forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell once more helping Detective Li Yan, this time investigating a series of four horrific ritual executions in Beijing, with an American diplomat among the victims. Felt-tip mark on upper trimmed edge.
Goodbye to the Dead
A Jonathan Stride Novel
As Duluth-based detective Jonathan Stride and Serena Dial, his fellow detective (and lover), investigate a brutal murder with links to a human trafficking ring, something about the case calls into question a decision Stride made about a woman’s guilt eight years previously.
Having wagered that old murder cases could be solved using modern science, forensics expert Enzo Macleod must tackle the ‘cold’ case of Jacques Gaillard – but finds himself in danger when the investigation leads deep into the catacombs below Paris. Felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.
The Whole Art of Detection
Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes
Lyndsay Faye, a lifelong fan and author of Dust and Shadows (in which Sherlock pursues Jack the Ripper), presents fifteen new stories featuring the classic sleuth, recreating Conan Doyle's style while delving deeper into the psychology of Holmes and Watson. Slightly off-mint.
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. Off-mint.
Harlan Coben - 4 Books
Harlan Coben’s thrillers have ingenious plots, psychological complexity and the kind of suspense that keeps you turning the pages into the early hours. Our four novels feature some of Coben’s trademarks – mysteries of the past creeping into the present, family, and final, breath-taking twists.The four titles included in this set are:Run Away (Read more...) Home (Read more...) Fool Me Once (Read more...) Don’t Let Go (Read more...)