Take Me In
By Sabine Durrant
A hot beach. A young family on holiday. A fatal moment of inattention...And now Dave Jepsom is in their lives.Dave Jepsom, with his muscles, his pale eyes, his expressionless face.He saved their child. How can they ever repay him? Especially as what he seems to want in return is everything.He's in the streets they walk down. He's at the office where they work. He's at their front door, leaning on the bell...If only they could go back. Back to when the lies were still hidden. Before the holiday, before the beach, before the moment that changed everything.Before Dave.But it's never how it starts that matters. It's always how it ends.'This class act of a novel is unputdownable.' Heat'Fabulous stuff from one of our finest thriller writers' Sunday Mirror'Sabine Durrant doesn't mess around: she's a cool, confident writer who knows exactly how to get into your psyche. Need a reminder of what makes thrillers great? Read this.' Emerald Street'An ingeniously plotted drama with an ending you won't see coming.' Good Housekeeping'I absolutely LOVED it - it's her best yet.' India Knight
The Twentieth Day of January
By Ted Allbeury
A spookily prescient espionage thriller from one of the masters of the genre. What if the Soviet Union gained control over the US Presidency?SIS agent James Mackay fears that this may already be happening when he realises the newly elected president's press secretary is a former communist radical with links to the KGB. When the witnesses who support his suspicions are systematically eliminated, MacKay must race against time to prove that the President-Elect is not his own man before Inauguration Day and avoid a national catastrophe.'When I say Ted Allbeury knows where the bodies are buried I mean it literally.' - Len Deighton, author of The Ipcress File.
Trust No One
By Paul Cleave
The brand new psychological thriller from the author of The Cleaner and Joe Victim. Perfect for fans of Dexter and Karin Slaughter.'Cleave uses words like lethal weapons' New York Times Book Review'Anyone who likes their crime fiction on the black and bloody side should move Paul Cleave straight to the top of their must-read list' Mark Billingham.His novels tell of brutal murders and bad men. But was it just his imagination? Jerry Grey is better known as crime writer Henry Cutter - whose twelve books kept readers gripped for over a decade. Now he's been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimers, and his writing life has ended. But the stories haven't. And as his control loosens, Jerry confesses his worst secret: the books are real. He remembers committing the crimes.His friends, family and carers say it's all his head. He's just confused. But if that's true, then why are so many bad things happening? Why are people dying?
The Two-Bear Mambo
By Joe R. Lansdale
Meet Hap and Leonard, the unlikely detective duo now on screen in the highly praised series starring James Purefoy, Michael K. Williams and Christina Hendricks.Full of savage humour, heart-stopping suspense, and a cast of characters so tough they could chew the bumper off a pickup truck, THE TWO-BEAR MAMBO is classic country noir.In this rollicking, rollercoaster ride of a novel, Hap Collins and Leonard Pine take a break from their day jobs to search for Florida Grange, Leonard's drop-dead gorgeous lawyer and Hap's former lover, who has vanished in the Klan-infested East Texas town of Grovetown.Before she disappeared, Florida was digging up some dirt behind the mysterious jailhouse death of a legendary bluesman's son, who was in possession of some priceless merchandise. To Hap and Leonard, something don't smell right. With murder on their minds, Hap and Leonard set out to investigate as only they know how... chaotically.
Tell Me Lies
By Rebecca Muddiman
There's a body in Lauren James's back garden. And everyone is telling lies... A twisty tale of deceit and deadly consequences from prize-winning northern crime writer Rebecca Muddiman. What would you do to protect your family? The body in Lauren James's back garden belongs to her ex-boyfriend, Ritchie. DI Gardner thinks it's an open-and-shut case. But he reckoned without the interference of Lauren's father, local businessman and aspiring politician Walter James. And he couldn't know about the secrets that everyone involved wants to hide. When a murder touches so many lives, not even the cops are immune from the consequences. In the end you must decide what you can live with: a loving lie or the deadly truth?'The strength of the characters maintain the story's pace...we shall hear much more of Ms Muddiman.' Daily Mail
By Joseph Hansen
'After forty years, Hammett has a worthy successor' The TimesRick Wendell never made an enemy in his life, but he died all the same; and Larry Johns was found standing over him with the gun in his hand still smoking. But Dave Brandstetter, who doesn't share the police's prejudice about Wendell's lifestyle, can't see it as an open-and-shut case. What was Johns' motive? What happened to the cash Wendell withdrew that day? As he asks the questions no one wants to hear, he comes to realise the danger of assumptions - particularly where love and money are involved.Troublemaker is the third Dave Brandstetter novel - one of the best fictional PIs in the business, and one of the first ever gay ones. Joseph Hansen's groundbreaking novels follow Brandstetter as he investigates cases in which motives are murky, passions run high, and nothing is ever as simple as it looks. Set in 1970s and 80s California, the series is a fascinating portrait of a time and a place, with mysteries to match Chandler and Macdonald.
Tiger of Desire
By John Trenhaile
After serving seventeen years in prison for a murder he did not commit, Iain Forward is finally free. But Iain can only think of the past - of the mysterious events in Singapore that lead to his arrest. Ignoring the pleas of his wife, he struggles towards the real story surrounding his imprisonment. Obsessed with finding out who framed him and why, Iain uncovers a web of conspiracy, treachery, and violence surrounding his old life, but there are those who will stop at nothing to ensure what he has found remains hidden at any cost.
By Sarah Graves
When Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree left behind her high-powered, high-risk career on Wall Street for the charming town of Eastport, Maine, she expected a quiet life spent fixing up her 1823 Federal-style house. But there are skeletons in her closet that may prove beyond repair... Suddenly the perils of the stock market pale in comparison to the murder, mayhem, and mystery of remodeling.
Tool and Die
By Sarah Graves
Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree traded her power-broker life for a run-down dream house in peaceful Eastport, Maine. But the do-it-yourself enthusiast is learning that no matter how carefully you build your home, murder has a way of slipping in through the cracks...It's a bright June afternoon and old-house-fixer-upper Jake is driving through Down East Maine on an unusual errand. She's getting ready to interview a large, angry man with a criminal history. Jim Diamond may or may not be harassing his ex-wife with life-threatening letters, but Jake promised her new housekeeper, Bella Diamond, she'd look into the matter. An ex-con and a deadbeat, Jim Diamond doesn't have a history of violence... that is, not until Jake arrives at his apartment and discovers that a killer has been there first.Suddenly Jake and her best friend, Ellie White, find themselves at the center of a murder with too many suspects and too few clues. And as if that's not enough, Jake is now saddled with the manic Bella, whose certainty that she'll be the next victim is fueling a supercompulsive neatness - one that threatens to clean Jake and her long-suffering husband, Wade, out of house and home.Add to that a moose in her kitchen, a rebellious son with a habit of dumping Miss Right for Miss Wrong, and a troublesome ex of her own, and Jake is already at wit's end. Then she gets word that a horde of her dad's long-lost relatives mean to descend on Eastport, intending to be put up at her far-from-fixed-up fixer-upper.When the killer does strike again, it's not where Jake expects... and the victim couldn't be more of a surprise. For this is a case bigger than the usual angry ex-spouse variety, and now that Jake and Ellie have gotten themselves involved, they've each won a special place in a ruthless murderer's master plan of greed, deception, and death. And the prize? A pair of eternally private rooms - six feet under!
By Joe R. Lansdale
Acclaimed author Joe Lansdale's landmark tale of love and vengeance at the dark dawn of the East Texas oil boom.Jack Parker knows all too well how treacherous life can be. His parents did not survive a smallpox epidemic. His grandfather was murdered. Now his sister Lula has been kidnapped by a bank robber. Alongside bounty hunter Shorty, an eloquent dwarf with a chip on his shoulder, and Eustace, the grave-digging son of an ex-slave, Jack sets off to rescue Lula.In turn-of-the-century Texas, that quest is likely to turn dangerous. Murderous outlaws find their homes in the remote wilderness. Oil wells spurt liquid money from the ground. And blood and redemption still rule supreme.
By Sarah Graves
Jacobia Tiptree saved her sanity - and her son, Sam - the day she abandoned Wall Street for the seacoast village of Eastport, Maine. In her new home, a charmingly dialpidated fixer-upper, she looks forward to repairing old radiators and restoring antique shutter for years to come. But Jake's hopes of serenity are dashed when tiny Eastport erupts in a crime wave.Hometown bad boy Kenny Mumford - old flame of Jake's best fiend and fellow sleuth, Ellie White - is the first victim. When his corpse washes up on the beach at Prince's Cove, all evidence points to a drowning... except the bullet hole in his forehead.When bodies begin littering the Maine scenery, Jake and Ellie learn that the ante on Kenny's small-town antics has been upped. Add a pair of unwelcome arrivals - Jake's ex-husband, and an unscrupulous New York ex-money mogul - and you've got a blueprint for more deadly danger than one house can hold.
A Time Without Shadows
By Ted Allbeury
When the SS destroyed Special Operations Executive's Scorpio network in Occupied France, only Henri Masson escaped. Then his post-war trial was abruptly halted after a high level British intervention. Forty years later, awkward questions are raised in Westminster and the case has been reopened. The first thing Harry Chapman of MI6 discovers is that all records were destroyed by a senior SIS officer. The second is that there are still survivors from the Scorpio affair - and that Henri Masson might be among them. Chapman begins a jouney into the past, to France in the 1940s, to a time when few men were what they seemed - and fewer still could be trusted.A TIME WITHOUT SHADOWS is a classic espionage thriller from one of the true masters of the genre.
By Lisa Jackson
The most hated woman in Savannah, Georgia, is about to be set free. Twenty years ago, Blondell O'Henry was convicted of murdering her eldest daughter and wounding her two other children. The prosecution said that beautiful, selfish Blondell wanted to be rid of them to be with her lover.Now Blondell's son, Niall, has recanted his testimony and demolished the case. Reporter Nikki Gillette is determined to get the true story, and not just for professional reasons. Blondell's murdered daughter, Amity, was Nikki's childhood friend. The night she died, Amity begged Nikki to meet with her, insisting she had a secret to tell, but Nikki didn't go. Her guilt is compounded by other complications--Nikki's favourite uncle, Alexander, was the attorney who helped save Blondell from execution. And rumours swirl that he was one of her many lovers.Nikki's fiancé, Detective Pierce Reed, is concerned she may be compromising the case. As she digs for answers during one of the most sweltering summers in Savannah's history, he also worries for her safety. Everyone involved seems to have secrets, from Blondell's old boyfriend and his fundamentalist, snake-handling in-laws to the cop who led the original investigation.
Trust the Saint
By Leslie Charteris
In these six stories, the Saint encounters monsters of both the human and the animal variety: unscrupulous fraudsters in Hamburg; a confrontation with a rhino; perfect murders in Paris; a temperance leader deserving to be taken down a peg or two; a thief duping tourists in Sweden; and the hunt for the most famous monster of them all on the shores of Loch Ness. You can trust the Saint to deal with anything life throws at him with charm, imagination and steely determination...
Thanks to the Saint
By Leslie Charteris
The Saint has become better known - but that just increases the number of people who seek out his help. In these nine short stories Simon has a chance to show off his skills: he matches his wits against confidence tricksters, objects to a hanging, gets the better of a patent pill millionaire, solves a locked-room murder in a secret laboratory, goes fishing, turns journalist and ends the book with a bang - literally!
By Pat O'keeffe
Steve Jay is a fireman on the edge. Crippling debts and the recent return of his unfaithful partner Jenny have bent him out of shape, getting between him and the job he loves.But Jay's problems are only just beginning. A horrific fire in an East London fashion store and workshop tests him and his watch to the limit. And when an old friend offers him serious money to investigate the Sheldon family's history of fires, it sounds like the answer to a prayer.His decision to accept the case plunges him into a nightmare of arson and murder.
This Is How You Die
By Ryan North, Matthew Bennardo, David Malki !
If a machine could predict how you would die, would you want to know? This is the tantalising premise of THIS IS HOW YOU DIE, the brilliant follow-up anthology to the self-published bestseller, MACHINE OF DEATH.The machines started popping up around the world. The offer was tempting: with a simple blood test, anyone could know how they would die. But the machines didn't give dates or specific circumstances - just a single word or phrase. DROWNED, CANCER, OLD AGE, CHOKED ON A HANDFUL OF POPCORN. And though the predictions were always accurate, they were also often frustratingly vague. OLD AGE, it turned out, could mean either dying of natural causes, or being shot by an elderly, bedridden man in a botched home invasion. The machines held onto that old-world sense of irony in death: you can know how it's going to happen, but you'll still be surprised when it does.This addictive anthology - sinister, witty, philosophical and fascinating - collects the best of the thousands of story submissions the editors received in the wake of the success of self-published sensation MACHINE OF DEATH, and exceeds the first in every way.
Trouble in Paradise
By Marcia Clark
TROUBLE IN PARADISE is an all-new short story featuring Rachel Knight, star of thrillers GUILT BY ASSOCIATION and GUILT BY DEGREES. Rachel Knight and her friends Toni and Bailey are taking a break from their busy, crime-focussed lives with a trip to tropical island paradise Aruba. But trouble is never far away from these three, and on their first day their investigative skills are called on when a reality TV child star goes missing...
By Sebastian Rotella
The US-Mexico border is a smuggler's paradise. For Valentine Pescatore, a US border agent trying to hold back the tide of drugs, money, guns and people, it feels more like hell. But when he gets in trouble and is recruited by federal investigator Isabel Puente to go undercover, he realises things can always get worse. In Tijuana, Mexican anti-corruption chief Leo Mendez has made enemies on both sides of the law. Pescatore could be an ally. But in a world built on lies, how does anyone know who to trust? As violence escalates, the answer comes in bloodshed and betrayal.