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The Bishop's Pawn

Steve Berry
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Steve Berry
Coronet

Black Dahlia, Red Rose

Piu Eatwell
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Piu Eatwell
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The 14th Colony

Steve Berry
Authors:
Steve Berry
Hodder & Stoughton

Small Great Things

Jodi Picoult
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Jodi Picoult

When a newborn baby dies after a routine hospital procedure, there is no doubt about who will be held responsible: the nurse who had been banned from looking after him by his father. What the nurse, her lawyer and the father of the child cannot know is how this death will irrevocably change all of their lives, in ways both expected and not.Small Great Things is about prejudice and power; it is about that which divides and unites us.It is about opening your eyes. 'It's hard to exaggerate how well Picoult writes' Financial Times(P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton

John Murray

Smoke and Whispers

Mick Herron
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Mick Herron

'This is one of these novels where you read it, not just to see what happens at the end, but to see what happens on the very next page' BooklistWhen a body is hauled from the River Tyne, Sarah Tucker heads to Newcastle for a closer look. She identifies the dead woman as private detective Zoë Boehm, but putting a name to the corpse only raises further questions. Did Zoë kill herself, or did one of her old cases come back to haunt her? Why was she wearing the jacket a murderer had stolen years before? And what's brought Sarah's former sparring partner Gerard Inchon to the same broken-down hotel where she's staying? Coincidence is an excuse that soon appears pretty unconvincing. Sarah can't leave until she's found the answers to her questions, however dangerous they might turn out to be.

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Witness to a Trial: A Short Story Prequel to The Whistler

John Grisham
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John Grisham

A startling and original courtroom drama and short story prequel to THE WHISTLER, from master of the legal thriller John Grisham.A judge's first murder trial.A defense attorney in over his head.A prosecutor out for blood and glory.The accused, who is possibly innocent.And the killer, who may have just committed the perfect crime.

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I Heard You Paint Houses

Charles Brandt
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Charles Brandt
Hodder & Stoughton

The Strange Files

Elliott Hall
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Elliott Hall

THE STRANGE FILES is equal parts sizzling satire and thrilling dystopian epic containing the complete Strange Trilogy, the prequel story The Fall, exclusive bonus material and the story of Felix Strange's first case, The Promised Land.The First Stone (Strange Trilogy 1): Private eye Felix Strange doesn't work homicide cases - he saw enough dead bodies fighting in the Great Patriotic Crusade against Iran, a war that left him with a crippling disease with no name and no cure. Strange collars cheating husbands and insurance fraudsters, scraping together just enough to pay for the black-market medicine that he needs to stay alive. So when he is summoned to a Manhattan hotel room to investigate the murder of America's best-loved preacher, he'd rather not get involved. But powerful people have hired Strange for a reason . . .The Rapture (Strange Trilogy 2): Isaac Taylor isn't missing. According to government records, he never existed. PI Felix Strange isn't convinced, not least because Isaac is an old army buddy. The man saved his life in Tehran, so the least Strange can do is dig up some leads. Strange soon discovers Isaac isn't the only one missing. All over the country, young and old, men and women, the good and the trying-to-be, are disappearing - quite literally without a trace. If Strange doesn't figure out what's happening fast, someone close to him will fall into a patch of thin air.The Children's Crusade (Strange Trilogy 3): PI Felix Strange is working his last case. The woman he loves has been taken by Fisher Partners - America's for-profit secret police - and, though he suspects he won't find her, he's going to do the next best thing: kill everyone involved.As he works his way down the list, Strange is offered a secret deal, which could lead him straight to Iris. To free her, all he has to do is assassinate someone who claims to be the new messiah. The problem? He's twelve years old. Praise for Elliott Hall'Strange's sardonic wit makes him the perfect guide to his troublingly familiar landscape' - Guardian'Ingenious and witty' - Daily Telegraph'Outstanding' - Independent'Wonderful' - The Times'An ingenious twist . . . Hall's novel combines pacy storytelling with a disturbing dystopian vision' - Mail on Sunday

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The Lincoln Myth

Steve Berry
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Steve Berry
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Trouble in Paradise

Marcia Clark
Authors:
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...

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Guilt By Degrees

Marcia Clark
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Marcia Clark
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Rock Creek Park

Simon Conway
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Simon Conway
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I Heard You Paint Houses

Charles Brandt
Authors:
Charles Brandt

Now filmed as 'The Irishman' starring Al Pacino and Joe Pesci 'I heard you paint houses' are the first words Jimmy Hoffa ever spoke to Frank 'the Irishman' Sheeran. To paint a house is to kill a man. The paint is the blood that splatters on the wall and floors. In the course of nearly five years of recorded interviews Frank Sheeran confessed to Charles Brandt that he handled more than twenty-five hits for the Mob, and for his friend Hoffa. Sheeran learned to kill in the US Army, where he saw an astonishing 411 days of active combat during World War 2. After returning home he became a hustler and a hit man, working for legenday crime boss Russell Bufalino. Eventually Sheeran would rise to a position of such prominence that he was named as one of only two non-Italians on a list of the twenty-six most wanted Mob figures. When Bufalino ordered Sheeran to kill Hoffa, the Irishman did the deed, knowing that if he refused, he would have been killed himself. Sheeran's important and fascinating story includes brand new information on other famous murders, and provides rare insight into an infamous chapter in US and Mafia history. This is a page turner that is destined to become a true-crime classic.

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The First Stone

Elliott Hall
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Elliott Hall
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Old City Hall

Robert Rotenberg
Authors:
Robert Rotenberg

A talk-show host confesses to the brutal murder of his young wife. The evidence is cast iron. But when a determined detective, an ambitious rookie prosecutor and a defence lawyer keen to make her mark piece together the details of the case, nothing fits. An intricately plotted web of lies, half-truths and hidden motives emerges - along with a secret no one could have suspected.

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Guilty

Karen Robards
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Karen Robards

One cold November night when Kate White was fifteen years old, her friends held up a store. One of them killed an off-duty cop. They got away with it. Thirteen years later, Kate has built a new life for herself. Now a single mother with a nine-year-old son, she is a prosecutor in the Philadelphia district attorney's office. Until the nightmare morning when violence explodes in her courtroom - and she comes face to face with the old friend who killed that cop so many years ago. Mario Castellanos offers her a deal. All Kate has to do is to make sure she's the prosecutor when Mario's case comes to court, then make sure she loses the case. Because if Mario goes to jail, he'll name Kate as the killer and destroy her life. Before real despair sets in, Mario is found dead in Kate's house, and with Kate's fingerprints on the pistol. Homicide detective Tom Braga shows up to investigate the murder and things get worse: she and Tom have clashed since she started working for the prosecutor's office. But then another man who knows the secret of Kate's past turns up the heat. Kate's life - and her son's - are in danger. The only person she can turn to is Tom Braga. Karen Robards'novels include the New York Times bestsellers Obsession, Bait, Vanished and Superstition. Have you read them all? 'Robards delivers an intense novel that links an out-of-the-blue beginning with a dynamite ending in riveting and unexpected ways. With vibrant characters and a great plot, this is one of bestselling Robards's best.' -- Booklist on Obsession

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The Cold Moon

Jeffery Deaver
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Jeffery Deaver
John Murray

Who Runs This Place?

Anthony Sampson
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Anthony Sampson

These familiar questions are now far more topical and urgent. The peaks of both government and finance have become far more concentrated and isolated; checks and balances have become much weaker; the costs of wrong decisions have often proved disastrous to the public.Anthony Sampson has spent forty years dissecting the power-structure, with unique access to people at the top, to produce his best-selling Anatomies of Britain. Now in this intensely topical book, he surveys a much more troubled scene with more anger and impatience. He looks at the whole panoply of power, from an embattled Number Ten to the murky intelligence spooks, from corporate boardrooms to banks and pension funds. Everywhere he talks to the people who really know their inside workings.Who Runs This Place? is written not just for those inside the Westminster Bubble. It is addressed in fresh and vivid terms to those who need to understand the institutions and careers they are choosing, and the bosses who will influence their whole future. And it comes at a time when the British people are clamouring to comprehend the secretive groups that pull the levers, behind the facades. It is essential reading.

By Rebecca Mascull

THE VISITORS AND DEAF-BLINDNESS

Author Rebecca Mascull on her fascination with deaf-blindness, and the people who opened her eyes to a whole new world and inspired her book THE VISITORS.

How it Came to Be

Marcia Clark On GUILT BY ASSOCIATION

I'd dreamed of writing fiction since I was a kid, and every so often, ideas for books would occur to me, but I never actually made the commitment and put pen to paper. Then I became a criminal lawyer. And a few years later, I joined the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office. And so came the stories, the people, the adrenalin rush of trial; suddenly I was awash in the best material any writer could hope for. But I was in the thick of it, too busy living the ride to step back and write about it. Then, years later, after I'd written scripts for television, I realized that it was time to write that novel, and that what I really wanted to do was revisit my happiest years as a prosecutor, and create a world that would be an ongoing series with recurring characters who'd – hopefully – also be fun, loveable and interesting. And I wanted to create a world that would convey the excitement and satisfaction, as well as the camaraderie and fun, of being a prosecutor. So, in Guilt by Association, I created a family that consisted of prosecutor and protagonist Rachel Knight, and her best friends, Detective Bailey Keller and prosecutor Toni LaCollette.In writing about Rachel, Toni and Bailey, I've tried to convey the unique experience of life as a prosecutor in the Special Trials Unit. Unlike most other prosecutors, who first see their case file as they're on their way to the courtroom to pick a jury, in Special Trials, prosecutors got to work a case from the ground up; we'd meet with the detectives from the day they found the body, and do whatever it took to get the case ready for trial. That meant a lot of field work, going out to find and interview witnesses, visiting the crime scene, and coming up with ideas for unearthing more evidence. In Guilt by Association, I do refer to the grind involved in the work, but I don’t dwell on it. I suppose it would've been more "real" if I'd spent chapters showing Rachel Knight slogging away into the wee hours writing motions, researching case law, and poring over law books, but who wants to read about that? Not me. The point of this book was to tell the essential truth while still having fun. I wanted to have fun in the writing and I wanted you to have fun in the reading. So you'll forgive me, I hope, for giving up that particular bit of reality in favor of focusing on the thrill of the chase, the intrigue of unusual cases involving "murder most foul", and the warm camaraderie between Rachel Knight, and her buddies Toni and Bailey.