A Handful of Ashes
By Rob McCarthy
Crime's most original series character returns in a gripping new case. Dr Harry Kent is on the edge...He works too hard, sleeps too little, hardly sees daylight. And then the Met police call him out to certify the suicide of a whistleblower from a world-renowned London children's hospital - a trainee children's surgeon who accused her boss of negligence. Except someone held Susan Bayliss down... The grieving parents of the children who died demand answers. The hospital is stonewalling. Everyone has secrets - it's up to Harry and DCI Frankie Noble to find out which were worth killing for. But Harry's taking this personally... and that means trouble's on its way.
The Happy Highwayman
By Leslie Charteris
In this collection of nine classic short stories Simon Templar crosses swords with a criminal who thought he was lucky until he met the Saint, a clever detective who isn't, a well-meaning mayor, a French count, a charitable countess, a man who likes ants and a producer who turns out, much to the Saint's surprise, to actually be quite smart. From odd wills to gala dinners, burglar-proof exhibitions to poker competitions, the Saint finds adventures to enjoy and injustices to put right in his own inimitable style.
Hell and Gone
By Duane Swierczynski
Mulholland Books presents... HELL AND GONEThere are some criminals so dangerous the world can never know about them.They can't be held in regular prisons.They must never be released.They're here - in a secret underground prison miles away from anywhere. And now, so is Charlie Hardie. The shadowy organisation running the jail sent him there as punishment for getting in their way. But he's not a prisoner. He's in charge. He can leave any time he wants, he's told. There's just one catch: if he goes, everyone in the prison dies, including innocent guards.But when Charlie realises his family may be in danger, he knows he must protect them at any cost. Even if it means blasting his way out, one inmate at a time...
By Bill Granger
WARNING: ADDICTIVE READING. WE WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSS OF TIME, DRY EYES OR DISCONNECTION WITH REALITY FOLLOWING PROLONGED READING. 'Granger has combined Ian Fleming, John Le Carré and Trevanian in one heady mix' New York Times START READING THE NOVEMBER MAN SERIES NOW! Then go on to read the rest, you won't regret it. Hemingway's notebook. Everyone is looking for it on St. Michel in the Caribbean. Here the president is a raving lunatic, the "Black Police" have the run of the capital, guerilla forces mass in the hills, an organized crime syndicate plans its own takeover, and U.S. agents brutally battle for a document filled with hot political secrets, the lost notebook of Ernest Hemingway.One of America's most lethal operatives, the man they call November, will need all his courage and cunning if the coveted prize is to be his.'America's best spy novelist' Ed McBain Loved this? Read The November Man next . . .
Henry McGee is Not Dead
By Bill Granger
WARNING: ADDICTIVE READING. WE WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSS OF TIME, DRY EYES OR DISCONNECTION WITH REALITY FOLLOWING PROLONGED READING. 'Granger has combined Ian Fleming, John Le Carré and Trevanian in one heady mix' New York Times START READING THE NOVEMBER MAN SERIES NOW! Then go on to read the rest, you won't regret it. On the foggy and desolate Seattle waterfront, a grey-haired, gray-eyed man foils a mugging. His name is Devereaux - the November Man. His act of salvation is the first, unexpected step on a perilous odyssey to the remote wilderness of Alaska. His quest is for a mysterious individual named Henry McGee, the sometimes American, sometimes Russian master manipulator, teller of tales, and treacherous link between the superpowers, in a bizarre, far-reaching plot to destroy U.S. Intelligence. The November Man is the unwilling intstrument of the plan's success - or the determined key to its failure.'America's best spy novelist' Ed McBain Loved this? Read The Man Who Heard Too Much next . . .
Her Beautiful Monster
By Adi Tantimedh
Enjoy another 'exhilarating roller-coaster ride of unusual cases' (Publishers Weekly) in this second book of the Ravi PI series, featuring detective Ravi Chandra Singh and his team at the gleefully amoral, unfailingly dangerous secret agency Golden Sentinels. When Ravi's colleagues at Golden Sentinels discover that he sees gods in moments of heightened anxiety and stress, they are surprisingly fine with it. They even encourage him to incorporate his visions into his work, especially now that the cases have become more intense, with many hidden risks at play. But their latest case - a search for a dead Russian oligarch's last will and testament - leads to more than anyone expected: a missing heir, murderous relatives, and geopolitical implications. So, when Ravi's boss sends him to Los Angeles to wait out the heat, it's almost a relief...until Ravi's past catches up to him. In this thrilling and complex sequel to Her Nightly Embrace, nothing is what it seems, as Ravi stumbles upon a dangerous scheme that involves the CIA, MI5, and a wanted man with a $20 million price on his head.
Her Majesty's Hit Man
By Allan Prior
When the British government needs to make an enemy disappear, Jay is the man they call on. He doesn't ask questions, because he doesn't want to know the answers. Jay is a contract killer and for him the rules of the game are simple - kill or be killed. His latest contract will not only require him to push his SAS training to its limit, but also put to the test the patriotism and sense of duty that set him on the path to becoming a cold blooded killer-for hire. A classic thriller from the creator of Z-Cars and Softly, Softly.
Her Nightly Embrace
By Adi Tantimedh
The first in a fun, topical London-based detective series, currently in development as a TV series set to star Sendhil Ramamurthy (Heroes).The clients are high-profile. The problems need to stay under cover. Golden Sentinels is on the case...Ravi Chandra Singh is the last person you'd expect to become a private detective. He's been a religious scholar and a teacher, and now he works for Golden Sentinels, an upmarket London PI agency. His colleagues are a band of gleefully amoral and brilliant screw-ups, prepared to cut any corners to get the job done - as long as they don't get caught. The rich, famous and powerful want him to make their problems go away, but the cases are becoming increasingly bizarre. There's the MP visited at night by his dead girlfriend, a banker who thinks her company wants to kill her, the bestselling author under attack by internet trolls... None of it helped by the visions he's been having of Hindu gods. As Ravi struggles to stay ahead of danger, he wonders if the things he's seeing are a delusion - or if he might, in fact, be an agent of chaos for all those around him...
Her Watchful Eye
By Julie Corbin
The stunning new thriller, from the bestselling author of What Goes Around. For fans of The Girlfriend and Behind Closed Doors.'A heartfelt story of deception, obsession and love, both heart breaking and compulsive' Jenny BlackhurstRuby lives alone in the house she once shared with her husband. By day she sleeps and by night she watches people. She's a CCTV operator, trained to spot early signs of danger. But some things are impossible to predict.One night, through the eye of the camera, Ruby sees a girl she thought she would never see again. Secretly, harmlessly, Ruby starts to watch her. Until just watching isn't enough . . . Then someone finds out what she's been up to and things spiral out of her control. In the end, one person will end up behind bars, and another will end up dead. ***********************Reader reviews'Don't pick this up if you want to be able to put it down again!''A gripping story from the very beginning. Julie Corbin is a new author to add to my "favourite authors" list''This book is gripping from the beginning, a real page turner, gathering pace throughout. Just when you think you have it all figured out you realise you were totally on the wrong track, as the storyline takes a whole new turn''I loved this book and read it in 2 days . . . A real page turner with some twists and turns along the way. Highly recommend''This book is spellbinding. Had me gripped early on, I had to know what happened'
The Highway Kind: Tales of Fast Cars, Desperate Drivers and Dark Roads
By Patrick Millikin
Like fiction, cars take us into a different world: from the tony enclaves of upper crust society to the lowliest barrio; from muscle car-driving con men to hardscrabble kids on the road during the Great Depression; from a psychotic traveling salesman to a Mexican drug lord who drives a tricked-out VW Bus. We all share the roads, and our cars link us together. Including entirely new stories from Michael Connelly, C.J. Box, George Pelecanos, Diana Gabaldon, James Sallis, Ace Atkins, Luis Alberto Urrea, Sara Gran, Ben H. Winters, and Joe Lansdale, THE HIGHWAY KIND is a street-level look at modern America, as seen through one of its national obsessions.
By Max Kinnings
A paranoid, reclusive old woman offers you a hundred grand to kill someone. Trouble is, you're no silent assasin and your target is a man endowed with enormous psychic powers. And yes...he quite clearly knows what you're up to. You have two options:1. Decline the offer. 2. Get a gun, get smashed out of your brain on every drug you can lay your hands on and hit the streets in your souped-up Beamer whilst your "hit" draws you deeper into his bizarre hallucinatory world. The choice is yours. Taking in the sights and sounds of modern London as seen through the bleary eyes of our (tragi-)comic (anti-)hero, HITMAN is inhabited by a cast of grotesque movers and shakers, casualties and misfits, all of them scattered from the corrosive underbelly of the showbiz dream.
The Hollow Men
By Rob McCarthy
A new must-read crime series for fans of Mark Billingham and Sarah Hilary: introducing Harry Kent, a police surgeon working with the Met, determined to help those the world would rather brush aside.Dr Harry Kent: former Army medic, hospital registrar, police surgeon, drug addict and defender of anyone the world would rather brush aside. His critics say he has a weakness for lost causes. There are some problems Harry can't solve. His guilt, his lack of sleep, his fractured relationships. But when he sits down across from a sick teenager, he knows what to do - even if that teenager is armed. When the negotiations go wrong and the boy is rushed to hospital, Harry soon realises the danger is not over. Someone wants his patient dead, someone who has access to medical records, someone who will stop at nothing to hide the truth. Harry knows he can't save everyone. But he won't stop trying...
Honky Tonk Samurai
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.Hap and Leonard are not your typical private eyes. But what they lack in experience they make up with perseverance. Hap, a former 60s activist and self-proclaimed white trash rebel, and Leonard, a tough black, gay Vietnam vet, have finally decided to make their detective work official. Their first client: a mean old woman looking for her missing granddaughter. The girl used to work for a car dealership in town... but it seems like cars weren't the only things on offer. The mystery thickens to include blackmail, revenge, and an inbred family of hillbilly assassins who eliminate any threats to the operation. Only Hap and Leonard could turn a simple missing person case into a life-threatening showdown, and only Joe Lansdale could tell this story. Filled with hilarious dialogue, relentless pacing, and unorthodox characters, Honky Tonk Samurai is a rambunctious thrill ride by one hell of a writer.