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Black Widow Christopher Brookmyre (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Little, Brown

Publisher:

Little, Brown Book Group

Pub Date:

28 Jan 2016

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Hardback 432pp h238mm x w162mm x s39mm 698g ISBN13: 9781408707159 ISBN13: 978-1-4087-0715-9 ISBN10: 1408707152 x Description: *Winner of the 2016 Crime Novel of the Year at Bloody Scotland* Twists abound in the brilliant new psychological thriller from master author Chris Brookmyre - perfect for readers of The Girl on the Train, I See You and Disclaimer. Did she do it? Did he deserve it? Diana Jager is clever, strong and successful, a skilled surgeon and fierce campaigner via her blog about sexism. Yet it takes only hours for her life to crumble when her personal details are released on the internet as revenge for her writing. Then she meets Peter. He's kind, generous, and knows nothing about her past: the second chance she's been waiting for. Within six months, they are married. Within six more, Peter is dead in a road accident, a nightmare end to their fairytale romance. But Peter's sister Lucy doesn't believe in fairytales, and tasks maverick reporter Jack Parlabane with discovering the dark truth behind the woman the media is calling Black Widow... _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Black Widow Christopher Brookmyre (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Abacus

Publisher:

Little, Brown Book Group

Pub Date:

09 Mar 2017

Publishing Status:

Forthcoming

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback B-format paperback 512pp h198mm x w126mm ISBN13: 9780349141329 ISBN13: 978-0-349-14132-9 ISBN10: 0349141320 x Description: *Winner of the 2016 Crime Novel of the Year at Bloody Scotland* Twists abound in the brilliant new psychological thriller from master author Chris Brookmyre - perfect for readers of The Girl on the Train, I See You and Disclaimer. Did she do it? Did he deserve it? Diana Jager is clever, strong and successful, a skilled surgeon and fierce campaigner via her blog about sexism. Yet it takes only hours for her life to crumble when her personal details are released on the internet as revenge for her writing. Then she meets Peter. He's kind, generous, and knows nothing about her past: the second chance she's been waiting for. Within six months, they are married. Within six more, Peter is dead in a road accident, a nightmare end to their fairytale romance. But Peter's sister Lucy doesn't believe in fairytales, and tasks maverick reporter Jack Parlabane with discovering the dark truth behind the woman the media is calling Black Widow... _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Blood, Salt, Water Denise Mina (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )

Publisher:

Orion Publishing Co

Pub Date:

30 Jul 2015

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Hardback 304pp h241mm x w160mm x s29mm 530g ISBN13: 9781409140740 ISBN13: 978-1-4091-4074-0 ISBN10: 1409140741 x Description: *** SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA GOLD DAGGER 2016 *** Salt water lifts blood. Only salt water. Loch Lomond is a mile deep but the woman's body surfaced anyway. Found bludgeoned and dumped in the water, she now haunts Iain Fraser, the man who put her there. She trusted him and now that misplaced trust is gnawing through Iain's chest. He thinks it will kill him. Nearby Helensburgh is an idyllic Victorian town. One-time home to a quarter of all the millionaires in Britain, it is quaint, sleepy and chocolate-box pretty. But the real town is shot through with deception, lies and vested interests. As tensions rise and the police seek a killer, the conflicts that lurk beneath Helensburgh's calm waters threaten to explode. All Iain Fraser has to do is keep on lying.


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Blood, Salt, Water Denise Mina (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )

Publisher:

Orion Publishing Co

Pub Date:

24 Mar 2016

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback B-format paperback 304pp h198mm x w135mm x s26mm 292g ISBN13: 9781409137306 ISBN13: 978-1-4091-3730-6 ISBN10: 1409137309 x Description: *** SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA GOLD DAGGER 2016 *** Salt water lifts blood. Only salt water. Loch Lomond is a mile deep but the woman's body surfaced anyway. Found bludgeoned and dumped in the water, she now haunts Iain Fraser, the man who put her there. She trusted him and now that misplaced trust is gnawing through Iain's chest. He thinks it will kill him. Nearby Helensburgh is an idyllic Victorian town. One-time home to a quarter of all the millionaires in Britain, it is quaint, sleepy and chocolate-box pretty. But the real town is shot through with deception, lies and vested interests. As tensions rise and the police seek a killer, the conflicts that lurk beneath Helensburgh's calm waters threaten to explode. All Iain Fraser has to do is keep on lying. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

After You Die Eva Dolan (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Harvill Secker

Publisher:

Vintage Publishing

Pub Date:

14 Jan 2016

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Hardback 384pp h240mm x w162mm x s34mm 645g ISBN13: 9781910701010 ISBN13: 978-1-910701-01-0 ISBN10: 1910701017 x Description: Dawn Prentice was already known to the Peterborough Hate Crimes Unit. The previous summer she had logged a number of calls detailing the harassment she and her severely disabled teenage daughter were undergoing. Now she is dead - stabbed to death whilst Holly Prentice has been left to starve upstairs. DS Ferreira, only recently back serving on the force after being severely injured in the line of duty, had met with Dawn that summer. Was she negligent in not taking Dawn's accusations more seriously? Did the murderer even know that Holly was helpless upstairs while her mother bled to death? Whilst Ferreira battles her demons, determined to prove she's up to the frontline, DI Zigic is drawn into conflict with an official seemingly resolved to hide the truth about one of his main suspects. Can either officer unpick the truth about mother and daughter, and bring their killer to justice? _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

After You Die Eva Dolan (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Vintage

Publisher:

Vintage Publishing

Pub Date:

22 Sep 2016

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback B-format paperback 384pp h198mm x w129mm x s25mm 276g ISBN13: 9781784701765 ISBN13: 978-1-78470-176-5 ISBN10: 1784701769 x Description: CAN THEY UNPICK THE TRUTH AND BRING A KILLER TO JUSTICE? DS Ferreira is back on the force after being severely injured in the line of duty. The first case to land on her desk takes her and DI Zigic to a brutal crime scene where a woman has been stabbed to death and her disabled daughter left to starve upstairs. The murdered woman is Dawn Prentice - a woman who had come to Ferreira for help when she and her daughter were being subjected to harassment. As Ferreira battles her demons and Zigic clashes with another officer, the detectives realise that the Prentice case rests on one crucial question - who was the real target of the killer: mother or daughter? "Elegantly crafted, humane and thoughtprovoking. She's top drawer". (Ian Rankin). "Hard-hitting, tragic, compelling and timely". (Daily Express). "A hard-boiled, fast-paced mystery with a tight


ring of suspects". (Irish Times). "The authority of Dolan's writing grows from book to book". (Financial Times). _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Finders Keepers Stephen King (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Hodder Paperback

Publisher:

Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Pub Date:

22 Mar 2016

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback B-format paperback 400pp h199mm x w130mm x s25mm 272g ISBN13: 9781473698956 ISBN13: 978-1-4736-9895-6 ISBN10: 1473698952 x Description: A riveting crime thriller about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes too far, featuring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in MR MERCEDES. 1978: Morris Bellamy is a reader so obsessed by America's iconic author John Rothstein that he is prepared to kill for a trove of notebooks containing at least one more unpublished novel. 2009: Pete Saubers, a boy whose father was brutally injured by a stolen Mercedes, discovers a buried trunk containing cash and Rothstein's notebooks. 2014: After thirty-five years in prison, Morris is up for parole. And he's hell-bent on recovering his treasure. Now it's up to retired detective Bill Hodges - running an investigative company called 'Finders Keepers' - to rescue Pete from an ever-more deranged and vengeful Morris...Not since Misery has King written with such visceral power about a reader with such a dangerous obsession. Finders Keepers is spectacular suspense, and it is King writing about how literature shapes a life for good, for bad, for ever. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Dead Pretty David Mark (Author) Series:

DS McAvoy 5

Edition:

Imprint:

Mulholland Books

Publisher:

Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Pub Date:

28 Jan 2016

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Hardback 336pp h241mm x w166mm x s31mm 568g ISBN13: 9781444798098 ISBN13: 978-1-4447-9809-8 ISBN10: 144479809X x Description: *Longlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger for Best Novel* The latest stunning novel by bestselling author David Mark, perfect for fans of Val McDermid and Peter Robinson. 'Dark, compelling crime writing of the highest order' Daily Mail Hannah Kelly has been missing for nine months. Ava Delaney has been dead for five days. One girl to find. One girl to avenge. And DS Aector McAvoy won't let either of them go until justice can be done. But some people have their own ideas of what justice means...DEAD PRETTY is the stunning new novel from one of Britain's most original crime writers. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Dead Pretty David Mark (Author) Series:

DS McAvoy 5

Edition:

Imprint:

Mulholland Books

Publisher:

Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Pub Date:

11 Aug 2016

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback B-format paperback 352pp h198mm x w130mm x s17mm 240g ISBN13: 9781444798111 ISBN13: 978-1-4447-9811-1 ISBN10: 1444798111 x Description: The fifth novel in the DS McAvoy series by bestselling author David Mark, perfect for fans of Val McDermid and Peter Robinson. Hannah Kelly has been missing for nine months. Ava Delaney has been dead for five days. One girl to find. One girl to avenge. And DS Aector McAvoy won't let either of them go until justice can be done. But some people have their own ideas of what justice means...DEAD PRETTY is the stunning new novel from one of Britain's most original crime writers.


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She Died Young Elizabeth Wilson (Author) Series:

Edition:

Main

Imprint:

Serpent's Tail

Publisher:

Profile Books Ltd

Pub Date:

10 Mar 2016

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback 240pp h216mm x w135mm x s22mm 328g ISBN13: 9781781254844 ISBN13: 978-1-78125-484-4 ISBN10: 1781254842 x Description: London, 1956. A young woman has been found dead in a hotel in King's Cross. Broke her neck falling down stairs, the death certificate says. But Fleet Street journalist Gerry Blackstone thinks there's more to it than meets the eye. Scotland Yard's not interested in accidental deaths - if that's what this is. But maybe he can convince Special Branch's DCI Jack McGovern to investigate. Fortunately for Blackstone, McGovern needs his help. The new Superintendent wants to sweep out corrupt officers, and McGovern's his broom. If Blackstone can keep news of the investigation out of the press, McGovern stands a chance of finding the bent cop. Meanwhile, Oxford is filling with Hungarian emigres fleeing the failed revolution. With the memories of Burgess and Maclean's defection still raw, Special Branch is concerned that there could be Soviet spies among the genuine refugees and wants McGovern on-hand to keep an eye out. As McGovern carries out his casework in Oxford and Blackstone investigates behind the scenes in London, clues start to emerge that, somehow, this might all be linked. The deeper they look, the more unrelated characters with shady pasts start to complicate the picture: the well-to-do madam, the Classics Professor, the East London crime boss, the Oxford doctoral student, the fiery Hungarian immigrant, the government minister ...does it all lead back to the dead girl in King's Cross? Or is there something even more sinister going on? _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

She Died Young Elizabeth Wilson (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Serpent's Tail

Publisher:

Profile Books Ltd

Pub Date:

16 Mar 2017

Publishing Status:

Forthcoming

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback 240pp h198mm x w129mm ISBN13: 9781781254851 ISBN13: 978-1-78125-485-1 ISBN10: 1781254850 x Description: London, 1956. A young woman has been found dead in a hotel in King's Cross. It looks like an accident, and Scotland Yard isn't interested in accidents. But Fleet Street journalist Gerry Blackstone reckons there's more to it than meets the eye. Meanwhile, Oxford is filling with Hungarian emigres fleeing the failed revolution. Special Branch, concerned there could be Soviet spies among the genuine refugees, send in DCI Jack McGovern to keep an eye on proceedings. As McGovern plays spycatcher in Oxford and Blackstone hunts for clues in the seedy corners of London, a complex web of rogues, schemers and potential suspects starts to emerge: the well-to-do madam, the Classics professor, the East London crime boss, the government minister ...does it all lead back to the dead girl in King's Cross? Or is there something even more sinister going on? _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Cartel Don Winslow (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

William Heinemann Ltd

Publisher:

Cornerstone

Pub Date:

25 Jun 2015

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Hardback 640pp h240mm x w162mm x s40mm 957g ISBN13: 9780434023547 ISBN13: 978-0-434-02354-7 ISBN10: 043402354X x Description: From the internationally bestselling author of the acclaimed novel The Power of the Dog comes The Cartel, a gripping true-to-life epic, ripped from the headlines, of power, corruption, revenge and justice spanning the past decade of the Mexican-American drug wars. It's 2004. DEA agent Art Keller has been fighting the war on drugs for thirty years in a blood feud against Adan Barrera, the head of El Federacion, the world's most powerful cartel, and the man who brutally murdered Keller's partner. Finally putting Barrera away costs Keller dearly - the woman he loves, the beliefs


he cherishes, the life he wants to lead. Then Barrera gets out, determined to rebuild the empire that Keller shattered. Unwilling to live in a world with Barrera in it, Keller goes on a ten-year odyssey to take him down. His obsession with justice - or is it revenge - becomes a ruthless struggle that stretches from the cities, mountains and deserts of Mexico, to Washington's corridors of power, to the streets of Berlin and Barcelona. Keller fights his personal battle against the devastated backdrop of Mexico's drug war, a conflict of unprecedented scale and viciousness, as cartels vie for power and he comes to the final reckoning with Barrera - and himself - that he always knew must happen. The Cartel is a story of power, corruption, revenge, honour and sacrifice, as one man tries to face down the devil without losing his soul. It is the story of the war on drugs and the men - and women - who wage it. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Cartel Don Winslow (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Arrow Books Ltd

Publisher:

Cornerstone

Pub Date:

05 May 2016

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback B-format paperback 640pp h198mm x w129mm x s39mm 442g B-format paperback ISBN13: 9781784750640 ISBN13: 978-1-78475-064-0 ISBN10: 1784750646 x Description: From the bestselling author of the acclaimed The Power of the Dog comes The Cartel, a gripping true-to-life epic, ripped from the headlines, spanning the past decade of the Mexican-American drug wars. It's 2004. DEA agent Art Keller has been fighting the war on drugs for thirty years in a blood feud against Adan Barrera, the head of El Federacion, the world's most powerful cartel, and the man who brutally murdered Keller's partner. Putting Barrera away costs Keller dearly - the woman he loves, the beliefs he cherishes, the life he wants to lead. Then Barrera gets out, determined to rebuild the empire that Keller shattered. Unwilling to live in a world with Barrera in it, Keller goes on a ten-year odyssey to take him down. The Cartel is a true-to-life story of power, corruption, revenge, honour and sacrifice, as one man tries to face down the devil without losing his soul. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Make Me Lee Child (Author) Series:

Jack Reacher 20

Edition:

Imprint:

Bantam Press

Publisher:

Transworld Publishers Ltd

Pub Date:

10 Sep 2015

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Hardback 432pp h240mm x w162mm x s38mm 702g ISBN13: 9780593073889 ISBN13: 978-0-593-07388-9 ISBN10: 0593073886 x Description: Jack Reacher has no place to go, and all the time in the world to get there, so a remote railroad stop on the prairie with the curious name of Mother's Rest seems perfect for an aimless one-day stopover. He expects to find a lonely pioneer tombstone in a sea of nearly-ripe wheat...but instead there is a woman waiting for a missing colleague, a cryptic note about two hundred deaths, and a small town full of silent, watchful people. Reacher's one-day stopover becomes an open-ended quest...into the heart of darkness. Prepare to be nailed to your seat by another hair-raising, heart-pounding adventure from the kick ass master of the thriller genre! _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Make Me Lee Child (Author) Series:

Jack Reacher 20

Edition:

Imprint:

Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)

Publisher:

Transworld Publishers Ltd

Pub Date:

24 Mar 2016

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback B-format paperback 512pp h198mm x w127mm x s31mm 335g B-format paperback ISBN13: 9780857502681 ISBN13: 978-0-85750-268-1 ISBN10: 0857502689


x Description: Jack Reacher has no place to go, and all the time in the world to get there, so a remote rail road stop on the prairie with the curious name of Mother's Rest seems perfect for an aimless one-day stopover. He expects to find a lonely pioneer tombstone in a sea of nearly-ripe wheat...but instead there is a woman waiting for a missing colleague, a cryptic note about two hundred deaths, and a small town full of silent, watchful people. Reacher's one-day stopover turns into an open-ended quest leading to the most hidden reaches of the internet, and right into the nightmare heart of darkness. "Child's best for some time...with detective-story and romcom elements (even sly humour) on top of the psychological duels and set-piece violence." (Sunday Times). _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Rain Dogs Adrian McKinty (Author) Series:

Detective Sean Duffy

Edition:

Imprint:

Serpent's Tail

Publisher:

Profile Books Ltd

Pub Date:

07 Apr 2016

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback 368pp h200mm x w130mm x s25mm 309g ISBN13: 9781781254578 ISBN13: 978-1-78125-457-8 ISBN10: 1781254575 x Description: 'McKinty's Troubles-set tales of sarky Belfast cop Sean Duffy are becoming one of the great crime series ...Brilliant!' - THE SUN SHORTLISTED FOR THE THEAKSTON'S OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD SPINETINGLER AWARD WINNER NED KELLY AWARD WINNER STEEL DAGGER AWARD SHORTLISTED It's just the same things over and again for Sean Duffy. Riot duty. Heartbreak. Cases he can solve but never get to court. But what detective gets two locked room mysteries in one career? When journalist Lily Bigelow is found dead in the courtyard of Carrickfergus castle, it looks like a suicide. But there are just a few things that bother Duffy enough to keep the case file open. Which is how he finds out that she was working on a devastating investigation of corruption and abuse at the highest levels of power in the UK and beyond. And so Duffy has two impossible problems on his desk: who killed Lily Bigelow? And what were they trying to hide? BOOK 5 IN THE DETECTIVE SEAN DUFFY SERIES _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Real Tigers Mick Herron (Author) Series:

Jackson Lamb Thriller 3

Edition:

Imprint:

John Murray Publishers Ltd

Publisher:

John Murray General Publishing Division

Pub Date:

11 Feb 2016

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Hardback 368pp h239mm x w162mm x s33mm 614g ISBN13: 9781473621213 ISBN13: 978-1-4736-2121-3 ISBN10: 1473621216 x Description: SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA GOLDSBORO GOLD DAGGER AND THE IAN FLEMING STEEL DAGGER 'If you read one spy novel this year, read Real Tigers' The Spectator 'The finest new crime series this millennium' Mail on Sunday London's Slough House is where disgraced MI5 operatives are reassigned to spend the rest of their careers pushing paper. But when one of these fallen spies is kidnapped by a former soldier bent on revenge, the agents must breach the defenses of Regent's Park to steal valuable intel in exchange for their comrade's safety. The kidnapping is only the tip of the iceberg, however, as the agents uncover a larger web of intrigue that involves not only a group of private mercenaries, but also the highest authorities in the Security Service. After years spent as the lowest on the totem pole, the spies suddenly find themselves caught in the midst of a conspiracy that threatens not only the future of Slough House, but of MI5 itself ... _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Real Tigers Mick Herron (Author) Series:

Jackson Lamb Thriller 3

Edition:

Imprint:

John Murray Publishers Ltd

Publisher:

John Murray General Publishing Division

Pub Date:

20 Oct 2016

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback B-format paperback 384pp h198mm x w129mm x s24mm 268g ISBN13: 9781473621244 ISBN13: 978-1-4736-2124-4 ISBN10: 1473621240 x Description: SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA GOLDSBORO GOLD DAGGER AND THE IAN FLEMING STEEL DAGGER 'If you read one spy novel this year, read Real Tigers' The Spectator 'The finest new crime series this millennium' Mail on Sunday Catherine Standish knows that chance encounters never happen to spooks. She's worked in the Intelligence Service long enough to understand treachery, double-dealing and stabbing in the back. What she doesn't know is why anyone would target her: a recovering drunk pushing paper with the other lost causes in Jackson Lamb's kingdom of exiles at Slough House. Whoever it is holding her hostage, it can't be personal. It must be about Slough House. Most likely, it is about Jackson Lamb. And say what you like about Lamb, he'll never leave a joe in the lurch. He might even be someone you could trust with your life ... _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The English Spy Daniel Silva (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Publisher:

HarperCollins Publishers

Pub Date:

14 Jul 2015

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Hardback 496pp h240mm x w159mm 780g ISBN13: 9780007552306 ISBN13: 978-0-00-755230-6 ISBN10: 0007552300 x Description: No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva delivers another stunning thriller in his latest action-packed tale of high stakes international intrigue featuring the inimitable Gabriel Allon. She is an iconic member of the British Royal Family, beloved for her beauty and charitable works, resented by her former husband and his mother, the Queen of England. When a bomb explodes aboard her holiday yacht, British intelligence turns to one man to track down herkiller: legendary spy and assassin Gabriel Allon. Gabriel's target is Eamon Quinn, a master bomb maker and mercenary of death who sells his services to the highest bidder. Fortunately Gabriel does not pursue him alone; at his side is Christopher Keller, a British commando turned professional assassin who knows Quinn's murderous handiwork all too well. And though Gabriel does not realize it, he is stalking an old enemy-a cabal of evil that wants nothing more than to see him dead. Gabriel will find it necessary to oblige them, for when a man is out for vengeance, death has its distinct advantages... _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The English Spy Daniel Silva (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Harper

Publisher:

HarperCollins Publishers

Pub Date:

30 Jun 2016

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback B-format paperback 496pp h197mm x w130mm 350g ISBN13: 9780007552337 ISBN13: 978-0-00-755233-7 ISBN10: 0007552335 x Description: No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva delivers another stunning thriller in his latest action-packed tale of high stakes international intrigue featuring the inimitable Gabriel Allon. She is an iconic member of the British Royal Family, beloved for her beauty and charitable works, resented by her former husband and his mother, the Queen of England. When a bomb explodes aboard her holiday yacht, British intelligence turns to one man to track down herkiller: legendary spy and assassin Gabriel Allon. Gabriel's target is Eamon Quinn, a master bomb maker and mercenary of death who sells his services to the highest bidder. Fortunately Gabriel does not pursue him alone; at his side is Christopher Keller, a British commando turned professional assassin who knows Quinn's murderous handiwork all too well. And though Gabriel does not realize it, he is


stalking an old enemy-a cabal of evil that wants nothing more than to see him dead. Gabriel will find it necessary to oblige them, for when a man is out for vengeance, death has its distinct advantages... _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Bone by Bone: A Psychological Thriller So Compelling, You Won't be Able to Put it Down Sanjida Kay (Author) Series:

Edition:

Main

Imprint:

Atlantic Books

Publisher:

Atlantic Books

Pub Date:

03 Mar 2016

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback 336pp h234mm x w153mm x s24mm 442g ISBN13: 9781782396888 ISBN13: 978-1-78239-688-8 ISBN10: 1782396888 x Description: Laura loves her daughter more than anything in the world. But nine-year-old Autumn is being bullied. Laura feels helpless. When Autumn fails to return home from school one day, Laura goes looking for her. She finds a crowd of older children taunting her little girl. In the heat of the moment, Laura makes a terrible choice. A choice that will have devastating consequences for her and her daughter... _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Bone by Bone: A Psychological Thriller So Compelling, You Won't be Able to Put it Down Sanjida Kay (Author) Series:

Edition:

Main

Imprint:

Corvus

Publisher:

Atlantic Books

Pub Date:

01 Sep 2016

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback 352pp h198mm x w129mm x s22mm 242g ISBN13: 9781782396895 ISBN13: 978-1-78239-689-5 ISBN10: 1782396896 x Description: Laura loves her daughter more than anything in the world. But nine-year-old Autumn is being bullied. Laura feels helpless. When Autumn fails to return home from school one day, Laura goes looking for her. She finds a crowd of older children taunting her little girl. In the heat of the moment, Laura makes a terrible choice. A choice that will have devastating consequences for her and her daughter... _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Hot Countries Timothy Hallinan (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Soho Press Inc

Publisher:

Soho Press Inc

Pub Date:

08 Oct 2015

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United States Hardback 328pp h210mm x w140mm x s30mm 498g ISBN13: 9781616954468 ISBN13: 978-1-61695-446-8 ISBN10: 1616954469 x _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


The Hot Countries Timothy Hallinan (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Soho Press Inc

Publisher:

Soho Press Inc

Pub Date:

09 Aug 2016

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United States Paperback 1pp h190mm x w127mm x s23mm 249g ISBN13: 9781616957629 ISBN13: 978-1-61695-762-9 ISBN10: 161695762X x _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Black-Eyed Susans Julia Heaberlin (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Penguin Books Ltd

Publisher:

Penguin Books Ltd

Pub Date:

10 Mar 2016

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback 416pp h198mm x w129mm x s25mm 287g ISBN13: 9781405921275 ISBN13: 978-1-4059-2127-5 ISBN10: 1405921277 x Description: **THE TOP 5 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** 'My book of the year so far. Breathtakingly, heart-stoppingly brilliant' Sophie Hannah, internationally bestselling author of The Narrow Bed A chilling new thriller that gets into the heart and mind of the killer, and the victim ...Seventeenyear-old Tessa, dubbed a 'Black-Eyed Susan' by the media, became famous for being the only victim to survive the vicious attack of a serial killer. Her testimony helped to put a dangerous criminal behind bars - or so she thought. Now, decades later the black-eyed susans planted outside Tessa's bedroom window seem to be a message from a killer who should be safely in prison. Haunted by fragmented memories of the night she was attacked and terrified for her own teenage daughter's safety, can Tessa uncover the truth about the killer before it's too late? Praise for Black-Eyed Susans 'It's a terrific plot, matched by the quality of the writing and superbly paced tension' The Times Book of the Month 'Black Eyed Susans is a compelling read, especially for Serial fans' Cosmopolitan 'Creepy and compelling, Black-Eyed Susans is a shadowy and crooked journey to a very dark place indeed, a twisty fairytale that deceives you just when you think you've cracked it and a thriller to make you remember why you love thrillers. Don't miss it' Observer, Thriller of the Month 'One of the classiest thrillers you'll read this year' Charlotte Heathcote of Daily Express and Sunday Express 'Mesmerising ...In a crowded field, Heaberlin is something special, and clearly an author to whom close attention must be paid' Barry Forshaw, Crime Time 'About as good an example of Grip Lit as you could read' Sunday Independent 'Sophisticated, disturbing and with plenty of red herrings' Woman and Home 'We can't remember the last time a thriller burrowed under our skin like this. Sparkling characters, authentic emotion, and an unpredictable plot makes this a terrific read from start to end' iBooks, Books of the Month 'The assured telling of this chiller combines to create a very modern Gothic horror that will keep you up way past your bedtime' Sunday Mirror 'A sophisticated take on the serial killer novel' Good Housekeeping 'Black Eyed Susans is haunting, intense and original - it'll keep you guessing till the last page' Closer 'A masterful thriller that shouldn't be missed. Heaberlin's work calls to mind that of Gillian Flynn. Both writers published impressive early novels that were largely overlooked, and then one that couldn't be: Flynn's Gone Girl and now Heaberlin's Black-Eyed Susans. Don't miss it' Washington Post 'A fascinating, twisted book' Koethi Zan, author of Richard and Judy-selected THE NEVER LIST 'This is a deftly organised, impeccably paced psychological suspense thriller that nods to Daphne du Maurier and, like all Heaberlin's fiction, boasts purr-inducing prose ' Sunday Times, Culture Magazine 'Tense, pacy and compelling, Black-Eyed Susans is a taut psychological thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Julia Haeberlin masterfully ramps up the suspense gradually, building to an explosive denouement that you won't see coming. Quite simply, the best thriller you'll read this year - perhaps decade. Miss it at your peril. Keep Calm and Read a Book Reviews _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Spy Games Adam Brookes (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Sphere

Publisher:

Little, Brown Book Group

Pub Date:

05 Nov 2015

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Hardback 448pp h242mm x w164mm x s41mm 724g ISBN13: 9780751552515 ISBN13: 978-0-7515-5251-5 ISBN10: 0751552518


x Description: 'Authentic, taut and compelling. Brookes is the real deal' Charles Cumming Fearing for his life, journalist Philip Mangan has gone into hiding from the Chinese agents who have identified him as a British spy. His reputation and life are in tatters. But when he is caught in a terrorist attack in East Africa and a shadowy Chinese figure approaches him in the dead of night with information on the origins of the atrocity, Mangan is suddenly back in the eye of the storm. Meanwhile, thousands of miles away on a humid Hong Kong night, a key MI6 source is murdered minutes after meeting spy Trish Patterson. From Washington, D.C. to the hallowed halls of Oxford University and dusty African streets, a sinister power is stirring that will use Mangan and Patterson as its pawns - if they survive. Deeply steeped in tension and paranoia, Spy Games is Adam Brookes' follow-up to his awardnominated debut Night Heron and a remarkable, groundbreaking spy thriller. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Spy Games Adam Brookes (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Sphere

Publisher:

Little, Brown Book Group

Pub Date:

10 Mar 2016

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback B-format paperback 448pp h197mm x w133mm x s30mm 302g ISBN13: 9780751552539 ISBN13: 978-0-7515-5253-9 ISBN10: 0751552534 x Description: 'Authentic, taut and compelling. Brookes is the real deal' Charles Cumming Fearing for his life, journalist Philip Mangan has gone into hiding from the Chinese agents who have identified him as a British spy. His reputation and life are in tatters. But when he is caught in a terrorist attack in East Africa and a shadowy Chinese figure approaches him in the dead of night with information on the origins of the atrocity, Mangan is suddenly back in the eye of the storm. Meanwhile, thousands of miles away on a humid Hong Kong night, a key MI6 source is murdered minutes after meeting spy Trish Patterson. From Washington, D.C. to the hallowed halls of Oxford University and dusty African streets, a sinister power is stirring that will use Mangan and Patterson as its pawns - if they survive. Deeply steeped in tension and paranoia, Spy Games is Adam Brookes' follow-up to his awardnominated debut Night Heron and a remarkable, groundbreaking spy thriller. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The American Nadia Dalbuono (Author) Series:

Leone Scamarcio 2

Edition:

Imprint:

Scribe Publications

Publisher:

Scribe Publications

Pub Date:

01 Jan 2016

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: Australia Paperback B-format paperback 368pp h198mm x w129mm x s26mm ISBN13: 9781925228199 ISBN13: 978-1-925228-19-9 ISBN10: 1925228193 x Description: The second Leone Scamarcio thriller. As autumn sets in, the queues outside the soup kitchens of Rome are lengthening, and the people are taking to the piazzas, increasingly frustrated by the deepening economic crisis. When Detective Leone Scamarcio is called to an apparent suicide on the Ponte Sant'Angelo, a stone's throw from Vatican City, the dead man's expensive suit suggests yet another businessman fallen on hard times. But Scamarcio is immediately troubled by similarities with the 1982 murder of Roberto Calvi, dubbed 'God's Banker' because of his work for the Vatican Bank. When, days later, a cardinal with links to the bank is killed, and the CIA send a couple of heavies to warn him off the case, Scamarcio knows he's onto something big. As disturbing connections between 9/11, America's dirty wars, Vatican corruption, the Mafia, and Italy's violence against its own people begin to emerge, Scamarcio is forced to deal with responsibilities far above his pay grade - in this tightly plotted mystery full of political intrigue. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Dodgers Bill Beverly (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Crown Publishing Group (NY)

Publisher:

Crown Publishing Group (NY)

Pub Date:

05 Apr 2016

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United States Hardback Sewn h236mm x w163mm x s33mm 499g ISBN13: 9781101903735 ISBN13: 978-1-101-90373-5 ISBN10: 1101903732 x _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Dodgers Bill Beverly (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Broadway Books

Publisher:

Broadway Books

Pub Date:

03 Jan 2017

Publishing Status:

Forthcoming

Published in: United States Paperback / softback Trade paperback (US) 304pp h203mm x w132mm x s15mm 236g ISBN13: 9781101903759 ISBN13: 978-1-101-90375-9 ISBN10: 1101903759 x _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Fever City: A Thriller Tim Baker (Author) Series:

Edition:

Main

Imprint:

Faber & Faber

Publisher:

Faber & Faber

Pub Date:

21 Jan 2016

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Hardback 432pp h240mm x w161mm x s35mm 694g ISBN13: 9780571323845 ISBN13: 978-0-571-32384-5 ISBN10: 0571323847 x Description: Fever City, this year's hottest thriller - shortlisted for the John Creasey New Blood Dagger. "[a] superb debut novel. A direct hit." (Spectator). "A blistering debut of great ambition and scope, realised with the skill of an old pro." (Eva Dolan, author of Long Way Home). "An inventive take on the great American conspiracy theory." (The Times, Crime Club). "Mighty impressive ...Baker has the audacity to revisit the web of conspiracies surrounding the JFK assassination ...considering the subject matter, I was not expecting to even like the book, but was blown away." (Maxim Jakubowski, LOVEREADING). Nick Alston, a Los Angeles private investigator, is hired to find the kidnapped son of America's richest and most hated man. Hastings, a mob hitman in search of redemption, is also on the trail. But both men soon become ensnared by a sinister cabal that spreads from the White House all the way to Dealey Plaza. Decades later in Dallas, Alston's son stumbles across evidence from JFK conspiracy buffs that just might link his father to the shot heard round the world. Violent, vivid, visceral: FEVER CITY is a high-octane, nightmare journey through a Mad Men-era America of dark powers, corruption and conspiracy. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Fever City: A Thriller Tim Baker (Author) Series:

Edition:

Main

Imprint:

Faber & Faber

Publisher:

Faber & Faber

Pub Date:

05 Jan 2017

Publishing Status:

Forthcoming

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback 432pp h198mm x w129mm ISBN13: 9780571323876 ISBN13: 978-0-571-32387-6 ISBN10: 0571323871


x Description: Nick Alston, a Los Angeles private investigator, is hired to find the kidnapped son of America's richest and most hated man. Hastings, a mob hitman in search of redemption, is also on the trail. But both men soon become ensnared by a sinister cabal that spreads from the White House all the way to Dealey Plaza. Decades later in Dallas, Alston's son stumbles across evidence from JFK conspiracy buffs that just might link his father to the shot heard round the world. Violent, vivid, visceral: FEVER CITY is a high-octane, nightmare journey through a Mad Men-era America of dark powers, corruption and conspiracy. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Freedom's Child Jax Miller (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Harper

Publisher:

HarperCollins Publishers

Pub Date:

31 Dec 2015

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback B-format paperback 368pp h197mm x w130mm 350g ISBN13: 9780007595914 ISBN13: 978-0-00-759591-4 ISBN10: 0007595913 x Description: A heart-stopping debut thriller about a woman named Freedom, who will stop at nothing to save the daughter she only knew for two minutes and seventeen seconds. Call me what you will: a murderer, a cop killer, a fugitive, a drunk...There's a lot people don't know about Freedom Oliver. They know she works at the local bar. They know she likes a drink or two. What they don't know is that Freedom is not her real name. That she has spent the last eighteen years living under Witness Protection, after being arrested for her husband's murder. They don't know that she put her two children up for adoption, a decision that haunts her every day. Then Freedom's daughter goes missing, and everything changes. Determined to find her, Freedom slips her handlers and heads to Kentucky where her kids were raised. No longer protected by the government, she is tracked by her husband's sadistic family, who are thirsty for revenge. But as she gets closer to the truth, Freedom faces an even more dangerous threat. She just doesn't know it yet. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Eileen Ottessa Moshfegh (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Jonathan Cape Ltd

Publisher:

Vintage Publishing

Pub Date:

03 Mar 2016

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Hardback 272pp h222mm x w144mm x s27mm 403g ISBN13: 9780224102551 ISBN13: 978-0-224-10255-1 ISBN10: 0224102559 x Description: "Fully lives up to the hype. A taut psychological thriller, rippled with comedy as black as a raven's wing, Eileen is effortlessly stylish and compelling. (Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, The Times). The Christmas season offers little cheer for Eileen Dunlop, an unassuming yet disturbed young woman trapped between her role as her alcoholic father's carer in his squalid home and her day job as a secretary at the boys' prison, filled with its own quotidian horrors. Consumed by resentment and self-loathing, Eileen tempers her dreary days with perverse fantasies and dreams of escaping to the big city. In the meantime, she fills her nights and weekends with shoplifting, stalking a handsome prison guard named Randy, and cleaning up her increasingly deranged father's messes. When the beautiful, charismatic Rebecca Saint John arrives on the scene as the new counselor at the prison, Eileen is enchanted and unable to resist what appears to be a miraculously budding friendship. In a Hitchcockian twist, her affection for Rebecca ultimately pulls her into complicity in a crime that surpasses her wildest imaginings. Played out against the snowy landscape of coastal New England, blending true noir and the eerie, unforgettable books of Shirley Jackson and Flannery O'Connor, this mesmeric, terrifying, sublimely funny debut novel enthralls and shocks, and introduces one of the most original new voices in contemporary literature. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Eileen: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize Ottessa Moshfegh (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Vintage

Publisher:

Vintage Publishing

Pub Date:

18 Aug 2016

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback B-format paperback 272pp h198mm x w129mm x s17mm 193g ISBN13: 9781784701468 ISBN13: 978-1-78470-146-8 ISBN10: 1784701467 x Description: SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016. SHORTLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE 2016. SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA NEW BLOOD DAGGER AWARD 2016. "Fully lives up to the hype. A taut psychological thriller, rippled with comedy as black as a raven's wing, Eileen is effortlessly stylish and compelling." (Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, The Times). The Christmas season offers little cheer for Eileen Dunlop. Trapped between caring for her alcoholic father and her job as a secretary at the boys' prison, she tempers her dreary days with dreams of escaping to the big city. In the meantime, her nights and weekends are filled with shoplifting and cleaning up her increasingly deranged father's messes. When the beautiful, charismatic Rebecca Saint John arrives on the scene as the new counsellor at the prison, Eileen is enchanted, unable to resist what appears to be a miraculously budding friendship. But soon, Eileen's affection for Rebecca will pull her into a crime that far surpasses even her own wild imagination. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Good Liar Nicholas Searle (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Penguin Books Ltd

Publisher:

Penguin Books Ltd

Pub Date:

11 Aug 2016

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback 368pp h198mm x w129mm x s22mm 255g ISBN13: 9780241973295 ISBN13: 978-0-241-97329-5 ISBN10: 0241973295 x Description: NOW A SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER This is a life told back to front. This is a man who has lied all his life. Roy is a conman living in a small English town, about to pull off his final con. He is going to meet and woo a beautiful woman. He will swiftly move in with her and together they will live the seemingly calm life of a retired couple - evenings in front of the television, a little holiday in Berlin. Then he will slip away with her life savings. But who is the man behind the con and what has he had to do to survive this life of lies? And why is this beautiful woman so willing to be his next victim? _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Mr. Miller Charles Den Tex (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

World Editions

Publisher:

World Editions

Pub Date:

04 Jun 2015

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: Netherlands Paperback 416pp h213mm x w135mm 522g ISBN13: 9789462380110 ISBN13: 978-94-6238-011-0 ISBN10: 9462380112 x _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


The Teacher Katerina Diamond (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Publisher:

HarperCollins Publishers

Pub Date:

10 Mar 2016

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback B-format paperback 400pp h197mm x w130mm 330g ISBN13: 9780008168155 ISBN13: 978-0-00-816815-5 ISBN10: 0008168156 x Description: 'A terrific story, originally told. All hail the new Queen of Crime!' HEAT 'A web of a plot that twists and turns and keeps the reader on the edge of their seat. This formidable debut is a page-turner, but don't read it before bed if you're easily spooked!' SUN You think you know who to trust? You think you know the difference between good and evil? You're wrong ...The body of the head teacher of an exclusive Devon school is found hanging from the rafters in the assembly hall. Hours earlier he'd received a package, and only he could understand the silent message it conveyed. It meant the end. As Exeter suffers a rising count of gruesome deaths, troubled DS Imogen Grey and DS Adrian Miles must solve the case and make their city safe again. But as they're drawn into a network of corruption, lies and exploitation, every step brings them closer to grim secrets hidden at the heart of their community. And once they learn what's motivating this killer, will they truly want to stop him? SMART. GRIPPING. GRUESOME. This is a psychological crime thriller in a class of its own. WARNING: Most definitely *not* for the faint-hearted! _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Wicked Game Matt Johnson (Author) Series:

Robert Finlay Series 1

Edition:

Imprint:

Orenda Books

Publisher:

Orenda Books

Pub Date:

15 Mar 2016

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback 300pp h198mm x w129mm x s33mm 363g ISBN13: 9781910633410 ISBN13: 978-1-910633-41-0 ISBN10: 1910633410 x Description: 2001. Age is catching up with Robert Finlay, a police officer on the Royalty Protection team based in London. He's looking forward to returning to uniform policing and a less stressful life with his new family. But fate has other plans. Finlay's deeply traumatic, carefully concealed past is about to return to haunt him. A policeman is killed by a bomb blast, and a second is gunned down in his own driveway. Both of the murdered men were former Army colleagues from Finlay's own SAS regiment, and in a series of explosive events, it becomes clear that he is not the ordinary man that his colleagues, friends and new family think he is. And so begins a game of cat and mouse - a wicked game - in which Finlay is the target, forced to test his long-buried skills in a fight against a determined and unidentified enemy. Wicked Game is a taut, action-packed, emotive thriller about a man who might be your neighbor, a man who is forced to confront his past in order to face a threat that may wipe out his future, a man who is willing to do anything to protect the people he loves. But is it too late? _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Dark Inside Rod Reynolds (Author) Series:

A Charlie Yates Mystery

Edition:

Main

Imprint:

Faber & Faber

Publisher:

Faber & Faber

Pub Date:

03 Sep 2015

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback Trade paperback (UK) 400pp h233mm x w152mm x s28mm 442g ISBN13: 9780571323043 ISBN13: 978-0-571-32304-3 ISBN10: 0571323049 x Description: 1946, Texarkana: a town on the border of Texas and Arkansas. Disgraced New York reporter Charlie Yates has been sent to cover the story of a spate of brutal murders - young couples who've been slaughtered at a local date spot. Charlie finds himself drawn into the case by the beautiful and fiery Lizzie, sister to one of the victims, Alice - the only person to have survived the attacks and seen the killer up close. But Charlie has his own demons to fight, and as he starts to dig into the murders he discovers that the people of Texarkana have secrets that they want kept hidden at


all costs. Before long, Charlie discovers that powerful forces might be protecting the killer, and as he investigates further his pursuit of the truth could cost him more than his job...Loosely based on true events, The Dark Inside is a compelling and pacy thriller that heralds a new voice in the genre. It will appeal to fans of RJ Ellory, Tom Franklin, Daniel Woodrell and True Detective. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Dark Inside Rod Reynolds (Author) Series:

A Charlie Yates Mystery

Edition:

Main

Imprint:

Faber & Faber

Publisher:

Faber & Faber

Pub Date:

07 Apr 2016

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback 400pp h198mm x w129mm x s25mm 322g ISBN13: 9780571323050 ISBN13: 978-0-571-32305-0 ISBN10: 0571323057 x Description: 1946, Texarkana: a town on the border of Texas and Arkansas. Disgraced New York reporter Charlie Yates has been sent to cover the story of a spate of brutal murders - young couples who've been slaughtered at a local date spot. Charlie finds himself drawn into the case by the beautiful and fiery Lizzie, sister to one of the victims, Alice - the only person to have survived the attacks and seen the killer up close. But Charlie has his own demons to fight, and as he starts to dig into the murders he discovers that the people of Texarkana have secrets that they want kept hidden at all costs. Before long, Charlie discovers that powerful forces might be protecting the killer, and as he investigates further his pursuit of the truth could cost him more than his job...Loosely based on true events, The Dark Inside is a compelling and pacy thriller that heralds a new voice in the genre. It will appeal to fans of RJ Ellory, Tom Franklin, Daniel Woodrell and True Detective. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Great Swindle Pierre Lemaitre (Author) Frank Wynne (Translated by) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

MacLehose Press

Publisher:

Quercus Publishing

Pub Date:

05 Nov 2015

Publishing Status:

Active

Translated From: French Published in: United Kingdom Hardback 464pp h240mm x w164mm x s40mm 744g ISBN13: 9780857053244 ISBN13: 978-0-85705-324-4 ISBN10: 0857053248 x Description: October 1918: the war on the Western Front is all but over. Desperate for one last chance of promotion, the ambitious Lieutenant Henri d'Aulnay Pradelle sends two scouts over the top, and secretly shoots them in the back to incite his men to heroic action once more. And so is set in motion a series of devastating events that will inextricably bind together the fates and fortunes of Pradelle and the two soldiers who witness his crime: Albert Maillard and douard P ricourt. Back in civilian life, Albert and douard struggle to adjust to a society whose reverence for its dead cannot quite match its resentment for those who survived. But the two soldiers conspire to enact an audacious form of revenge against the country that abandoned them to penury and despair, with a scheme to swindle the whole of France on an epic scale. Meanwhile, believing her brother killed in action, douard's sister Madeleine has married Pradelle, who is running a little scam of his own... _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Great Swindle Pierre Lemaitre (Author) Frank Wynne (Translated by) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

MacLehose Press

Publisher:

Quercus Publishing

Pub Date:

03 Nov 2016

Publishing Status:

Forthcoming

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback B-format paperback 464pp h198mm x w129mm x s29mm 316g ISBN13: 9781848665798 ISBN13: 978-1-84866-579-8 ISBN10: 1848665792 x Description: October 1918: the war on the Western Front is all but over. Desperate for one last chance of promotion, the ambitious Lieutenant Henri d'Aulnay Pradelle sends two scouts over the top, and secretly shoots them in the back to incite his men to heroic action once more. And so is set in


motion a series of devastating events that will inextricably bind together the fates and fortunes of Pradelle and the two soldiers who witness his crime: Albert Maillard and Edouard Pericourt. Back in civilian life, Albert and Edouard struggle to adjust to a society whose reverence for its dead cannot quite match its resentment for those who survived. But the two soldiers conspire to enact an audacious form of revenge against the country that abandoned them to penury and despair, with a scheme to swindle the whole of France on an epic scale. Meanwhile, believing her brother killed in action, Edouard's sister Madeleine has married Pradelle, who is running a little scam of his own... _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Truth and Other Lies Sascha Arango (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Publisher:

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Pub Date:

04 Jun 2015

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Hardback No EU Toy Safety hazard warning applicable No warning 352pp h234mm x w153mm ISBN13: 9781471139703 ISBN13: 978-1-4711-3970-3 ISBN10: 1471139700 x Description: Page-turning, dark and with an anti-hero to rival Highsmith's Tom Ripley, international bestseller The Truth and Other Lieswill have you gripped, second-guessing the line between truth and fiction. From the outside, Henry Hayden has a perfect life: he's a famous novelist with more money than he can spend, a grand house in the country, a loyal, clever wife. But Henry has a dark side. If only the readers and critics who worship his every word knew that his success depends on a carefully maintained lie. One he will stop at nothing to protect. His luck must surely run out, and he simply can't allow that to happen. In thrall to paranoia and self-interest, Henry makes a fatal error that could cause the whole dream to unravel and, despite his Machiavellian efforts, events swiftly spin out of control as lie is heaped upon lie, menace upon menace. And it turns out that those around him have their secrets too ... _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Truth and Other Lies Sascha Arango (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Publisher:

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Pub Date:

24 Mar 2016

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback No EU Toy Safety hazard warning applicable No warning 352pp h198mm x w130mm ISBN13: 9781471139727 ISBN13: 978-1-4711-3972-7 ISBN10: 1471139727 x Description: SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA INTERNATIONAL CRIME DAGGER AWARD Page-turning, dark and with an anti-hero to rival Highsmith's Tom Ripley, international bestseller The Truth and Other Lieswill have you gripped, second-guessing the line between truth and fiction. From the outside, Henry Hayden has a perfect life: he's a famous novelist with more money than he can spend, a grand house in the country, a loyal, clever wife. But Henry has a dark side. If only the readers and critics who worship his every word knew that his success depends on a carefully maintained lie. One he will stop at nothing to protect. His luck must surely run out, and he simply can't allow that to happen. In thrall to paranoia and self-interest, Henry makes a fatal error that could cause the whole dream to unravel and, despite his Machiavellian efforts, events swiftly spin out of control as lie is heaped upon lie, menace upon menace. And it turns out that those around him have their secrets too ... _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Icarus Deon Meyer (Author) Series:

Benny Griessel

Edition:

Imprint:

Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

Publisher:

Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Pub Date:

27 Aug 2015

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback Trade paperback (UK) 384pp h232mm x w158mm x s29mm 498g UK Trade Paperback ISBN13: 9781473614390 ISBN13: 978-1-4736-1439-0 ISBN10: 1473614392 x


Description: After 602 days dry, Captain Benny Griessel of the South African police services can't take any more tragedy. So when Benny is called in to investigate a multiple homicide, it pushes him close to breaking point - a former friend and detective colleague has shot his wife and two daughters, then killed himself. Benny wants out - out of his job, his home and his relationship with his singer girlfriend, Alexa. He moves into a hotel and starts drinking. Again. But Benny's unique talent is urgently required to help investigate another crime - the high profile murder of Ernst Richter, MD of a new tech startup, Alibi, whose body is discovered buried in the sand dunes north of Cape Town. Alibi is a service that creates false appointments, documents and phone calls to enable people to cheat on their partners. It has made Richter one of the most notorious people in South Africa. Can Benny pull together the strands of his life in time to catch the killer? _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Icarus Deon Meyer (Author) Series:

Benny Griessel

Edition:

Imprint:

Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

Publisher:

Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Pub Date:

14 Jul 2016

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback B-format paperback 384pp h197mm x w130mm x s21mm 270g ISBN13: 9781473614406 ISBN13: 978-1-4736-1440-6 ISBN10: 1473614406 x Description: After 602 days dry, Captain Benny Griessel of the South African police services can't take any more tragedy. So when Benny is called in to investigate a multiple homicide, it pushes him close to breaking point - a former friend and detective colleague has shot his wife and two daughters, then killed himself. Benny wants out - out of his job, his home and his relationship with his singer girlfriend, Alexa. He moves into a hotel and starts drinking. Again. But Benny's unique talent is urgently required to help investigate another crime - the high profile murder of Ernst Richter, MD of a new tech startup, Alibi, whose body is discovered buried in the sand dunes north of Cape Town. Alibi is a service that creates false appointments, documents and phone calls to enable people to cheat on their partners. It has made Richter one of the most notorious people in South Africa. Can Benny pull together the strands of his life in time to catch the killer? _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Six Four Hideo Yokoyama (Author) Jonathan Lloyd-Davies (Translated by) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Quercus Publishing

Publisher:

Quercus Publishing

Pub Date:

03 Mar 2016

Publishing Status:

Active

Translated From: Japanese Published in: United Kingdom Hardback 640pp h240mm x w156mm x s52mm 1056g ISBN13: 9781848665255 ISBN13: 978-1-84866-525-5 ISBN10: 1848665253 x Description: *Shortlisted for the 2016 CWA International Dagger* READ THE MILLION-SELLING JAPANESE CRIME PHENOMENON, NOW A UK BESTSELLER. SIX FOUR. THE NIGHTMARE NO PARENT COULD ENDURE. THE CASE NO DETECTIVE COULD SOLVE. THE TWIST NO READER COULD PREDICT. For five days in January 1989, the parents of a seven-year-old Tokyo schoolgirl sat and listened to the demands of their daughter's kidnapper. They would never learn his identity. They would never see their daughter again. For the fourteen years that followed, the Japanese public listened to the police's apologies. They would never forget the botched investigation that became known as 'Six Four'. They would never forgive the authorities their failure. For one week in late 2002, the press officer attached to the police department in question confronted an anomaly in the case. He could never imagine what he would uncover. He would never have looked if he'd known what he would find. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Six Four Hideo Yokoyama (Author) Jonathan Lloyd-Davies (Translated by) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Quercus Publishing

Publisher:

Quercus Publishing

Pub Date:

28 Oct 2016

Publishing Status:

Forthcoming

Translated From: Japanese Published in: United Kingdom Paperback B-format paperback 656pp h198mm x w130mm x s47mm 450g ISBN13: 9781848665286 ISBN13: 978-1-84866-528-6 ISBN10: 1848665288 x Description: THE MILLION-SELLING JAPANESE CRIME PHENOMENON, NOW A UK BESTSELLER. SIX FOUR. THE NIGHTMARE NO PARENT COULD ENDURE. THE CASE NO DETECTIVE COULD SOLVE. THE TWIST NO READER COULD PREDICT. For five days in January 1989, the parents of a seven-year-old Tokyo schoolgirl sat and listened to the demands of their daughter's kidnapper. They would never learn his identity. They would never see their daughter again. For the fourteen years that followed, the Japanese public listened to the police's apologies. They would never forget the botched investigation that became known as 'Six Four'. They would never forgive the authorities their failure. For one week in late 2002, the press officer attached to the police department in question confronted an anomaly in the case. He could never imagine what he would uncover. He would never have looked if he'd known what he would find. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Sword of Justice Leif G. W. Persson (Author) Series:

Backstrom 3

Edition:

Imprint:

Doubleday

Publisher:

Transworld Publishers Ltd

Pub Date:

14 Jan 2016

Publishing Status:

Active

Translated From: Swedish Published in: United Kingdom Hardback 592pp h240mm x w162mm x s48mm 902g ISBN13: 9780857522627 ISBN13: 978-0-85752-262-7 ISBN10: 0857522620 x Description: When gangster lawyer Thomas Eriksson, renowned defender of the guilty, is found brutally murdered in his own home the police face a rare problem. Finding a suspect isn't difficult, but narrowing down the long list of people who wanted Eriksson dead might be...High on the list is the celebrated Detective Superintendent Evert Backstrom, in charge of the investigation. Unfortunately for him a high profile case really gets in the way of his routine, namely avoiding the office, keeping work to a minimum and steering well clear of his inept colleagues - aside from the attractive ones, of course. Luckily, by virtue of his questionable contacts, Backstrom has an unequalled skill for having the guilty handed to him on a plate. All he has to do is break every rule in the book - and receive a healthy wad of cash for his trouble. But this time he's in for a surprise because even Backstrom couldn't have predicted where this trail would lead, or how far from comfortable he might be at its end. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Sword of Justice Leif G. W. Persson (Author) Series:

Backstrom 3

Edition:

Imprint:

Black Swan

Publisher:

Transworld Publishers Ltd

Pub Date:

30 Jun 2016

Publishing Status:

Active

Translated From: Swedish Published in: United Kingdom Paperback B-format paperback 720pp h198mm x w127mm x s44mm 487g ISBN13: 9781784160050 ISBN13: 978-1-78416-005-0 ISBN10: 1784160059 x Description: DS Evert Backstrom is in charge of a rare kind of case. Finding a suspect for the murder of Thomas Eriksson - gangster lawyer and renowned defender of the guilty - isn't difficult, but narrowing down the long list of people who wanted him dead is almost impossible. Certainly the only thing the detective is mourning is his obligation to process the paperwork. Fortunately, Backstrom has spent his years cultivating a group of questionable acquaintances. His colleagues don't know that he only closes his cases with the help of these friends. Nor that Backstrom owes them a


few favours. But this time they're all in for a surprise because even the dirtiest cop couldn't have predicted where this trail would lead or how far from comfortable Backstrom might be at its end. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Father: Made in Sweden Anton Svensson (Author) Series:

Made in Sweden Part I

Edition:

Imprint:

Sphere

Publisher:

Little, Brown Book Group

Pub Date:

24 Mar 2016

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback B-format paperback 592pp h197mm x w133mm x s39mm 415g ISBN13: 9780751557817 ISBN13: 978-0-7515-5781-7 ISBN10: 0751557811 x Description: How does a child become a criminal? How does a father lose a son? An epic crime novel reminiscent of The Godfather, Heat and Shantaram, The Father is inspired by the extraordinary true story of three brothers who held Sweden to ransom, committing ten audacious bank robberies over just two years. None had committed a crime before. All were under 22 years old. All of them would be changed forever. In this intoxicating, heartbreaking thriller, the fourth brother, who was not involved in the real robberies, tells of three boys who grew from innocent children to become public enemy number one - and of the man who made them that way. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Voices Beyond Johan Theorin (Author) Series:

Oland Quartet 4

Edition:

Imprint:

Doubleday

Publisher:

Transworld Publishers Ltd

Pub Date:

02 Jul 2015

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback Trade paperback (UK) 464pp h234mm x w153mm x s33mm 612g Trade paperback (UK) ISBN13: 9780857520067 ISBN13: 978-0-85752-006-7 ISBN10: 0857520067 x Description: Summer on the beautiful Swedish island of Oland. Visitors arrive in their thousands, ready to enjoy the calm and relaxation of this paradise. Amongst them is Jonas Kloss, excited at the prospect of staying with his aunt, uncle and older cousins. But it is not as he had hoped. One night he takes a boat out onto the moonlit sea. A ship looms out of the darkness and the horror he finds on board is unimaginable. Fleeing for his life, Jonas arrives at the door of an elderly islander, Gerlof Davidsson. Once Gerlof has heard his tale of dead sailors and axe-wielding madmen, he realizes that this will be a summer like none other Oland has ever seen. For one man - the Homecomer - this is a very special journey. He seeks revenge that he's waited a lifetime to exact... _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Voices Beyond Johan Theorin (Author) Series:

Oland Quartet 4

Edition:

Imprint:

Black Swan

Publisher:

Transworld Publishers Ltd

Pub Date:

10 Mar 2016

Publishing Status:

Active

Translated From: Swedish Published in: United Kingdom Paperback B-format paperback 576pp h198mm x w127mm x s36mm 388g B-format paperback ISBN13: 9780552777254 ISBN13: 978-0-552-77725-4 ISBN10: 0552777250 x Description: Summer on the beautiful Swedish island of Oland. Visitors arrive in their thousands, ready to enjoy the calm and relaxation of this paradise. Amongst them is Jonas Kloss, excited at the prospect of staying with his aunt, uncle and older cousins. But it is not as he had hoped. One night he takes a boat out onto the moonlit sea. A ship looms out of the darkness and the horror he finds on board is unimaginable. Fleeing for his life, Jonas arrives at the door of an elderly islander, Gerlof Davidsson. Once Gerlof has heard his tale of dead sailors and axe-wielding madmen, he realizes that this will be a summer like none other Oland has ever seen. For one man - the Homecomer - this is a very special journey. He seeks revenge that he's waited a lifetime to exact...


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You Could Do Something Amazing with Your Life (You are Raoul Moat) Andrew Hankinson (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Scribe Publications

Publisher:

Scribe Publications

Pub Date:

11 Feb 2016

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: Australia Paperback Unsewn / adhesive bound 224pp h210mm x w148mm x s25mm ISBN13: 9781922247919 ISBN13: 978-1-922247-91-9 ISBN10: 192224791X This Product is Replaced By: 9781925106558 x Description: Winner of a Northern Writers Award These are the last days of Raoul Moat. Raoul Moat was the fugitive Geordie bodybuilder-mechanic who became notorious one hot July week when, after killing his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend, shooting her in the stomach, and blinding a policeman, he disappeared into the woods of Northumberland, evading discovery for seven days - even after TV tracker Ray Mears was employed by the police to find him. Eventually, cornered by the police, Moat shot himself. Andrew Hankinson, a journalist from Newcastle, re-tells Moat's story using Moat's words, and those of the state services which engaged with him, bringing the reader disarmingly close at all times to the mind of Moat. It is a reading experience unrelieved by authorial distance or expert interpretation. The narrative Hankinson has woven is entirely compelling, even if Moat's weaknesses are never far from sight, requiring the reader to work out where he or she should stand. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Golden Age of Murder Martin Edwards (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Publisher:

HarperCollins Publishers

Pub Date:

07 May 2015

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Hardback 528pp h240mm x w159mm x s46mm 820g illustrations ISBN13: 9780008105969 ISBN13: 978-0-00-810596-9 ISBN10: 0008105960 x Description: A real-life detective story, investigating how Agatha Christie and colleagues in a mysterious literary club transformed crime fiction, writing books casting new light on unsolved murders whilst hiding clues to their authors' darkest secrets. Winner of both the Edgar Award and Agatha Award for best non fiction 2016! This is the first book about the Detection Club, the world's most famous and most mysterious social network of crime writers. Drawing on years of in-depth research, it reveals the astonishing story of how members such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers reinvented detective fiction. Detective stories from the so-called "Golden Age" between the wars are often dismissed as cosily conventional. Nothing could be further from the truth: some explore forensic pathology and shocking serial murders, others delve into police brutality and miscarriages of justice; occasionally the innocent are hanged, or murderers get away scot-free. Their authors faced up to the Slump and the rise of Hitler during years of economic misery and political upheaval, and wrote books agonising over guilt and innocence, good and evil, and explored whether killing a fellow human being was ever justified. Though the stories included no graphic sex scenes, sexual passions of all kinds seethed just beneath the surface. Attracting feminists, gay and lesbian writers, Socialists and Marxist sympathisers, the Detection Club authors were young, ambitious and at the cutting edge of popular culture - some had sex lives as bizarre as their mystery plots. Fascinated by real life crimes, they cracked unsolved cases and threw down challenges to Scotland Yard, using their fiction to take revenge on people who hurt them, to conduct covert relationships, and even as an outlet for homicidal fantasy. Their books anticipated not only CSI, Jack Reacher and Gone Girl, but also Lord of the Flies. The Club occupies a unique place in Britain's cultural history, and its influence on storytelling in fiction, film and television throughout the world continues to this day. The Golden Age of Murder rewrites the story of crime fiction with unique authority, transforming our understanding of detective stories and the brilliant but tormented men and women who wrote them. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


The Golden Age of Murder Martin Edwards (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Collins Crime Club

Publisher:

HarperCollins Publishers

Pub Date:

09 Feb 2017

Publishing Status:

Forthcoming

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback B-format paperback 528pp h197mm x w130mm x s33mm 358g ISBN13: 9780008105983 ISBN13: 978-0-00-810598-3 ISBN10: 0008105987 x Description: A real-life detective story, investigating how Agatha Christie and colleagues in a mysterious literary club transformed crime fiction, writing books casting new light on unsolved murders whilst hiding clues to their authors' darkest secrets. Winner of both the Edgar Award and Agatha Award for best non fiction 2016! This is the first book about the Detection Club, the world's most famous and most mysterious social network of crime writers. Drawing on years of in-depth research, it reveals the astonishing story of how members such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers reinvented detective fiction. Detective stories from the so-called "Golden Age" between the wars are often dismissed as cosily conventional. Nothing could be further from the truth: some explore forensic pathology and shocking serial murders, others delve into police brutality and miscarriages of justice; occasionally the innocent are hanged, or murderers get away scot-free. Their authors faced up to the Slump and the rise of Hitler during years of economic misery and political upheaval, and wrote books agonising over guilt and innocence, good and evil, and explored whether killing a fellow human being was ever justified. Though the stories included no graphic sex scenes, sexual passions of all kinds seethed just beneath the surface. Attracting feminists, gay and lesbian writers, Socialists and Marxist sympathisers, the Detection Club authors were young, ambitious and at the cutting edge of popular culture - some had sex lives as bizarre as their mystery plots. Fascinated by real life crimes, they cracked unsolved cases and threw down challenges to Scotland Yard, using their fiction to take revenge on people who hurt them, to conduct covert relationships, and even as an outlet for homicidal fantasy. Their books anticipated not only CSI, Jack Reacher and Gone Girl, but also Lord of the Flies. The Club occupies a unique place in Britain's cultural history, and its influence on storytelling in fiction, film and television throughout the world continues to this day. The Golden Age of Murder rewrites the story of crime fiction with unique authority, transforming our understanding of detective stories and the brilliant but tormented men and women who wrote them. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Sexy Beasts: The Inside Story of the Hatton Garden Heist Wensley Clarkson (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Quercus Publishing

Publisher:

Quercus Publishing

Pub Date:

17 Mar 2016

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Hardback 352pp h238mm x w160mm x s17mm 615g ISBN13: 9781784298142 ISBN13: 978-1-78429-814-2 ISBN10: 178429814X x Description: The Hatton Garden Heist captured the public's imagination more than another other crime since The Great Train Robbery. It was supposed to make a fortune for a team of old time professional criminals. Their last hurrah. A final lucrative job that would send the old codgers off on happy retirements to the badlands of Spain and beyond. It seemed to be the stuff of legends. Tens of millions of pounds worth of valuables grabbed from secretive safety deposit boxes in a vault beneath one of the most famous gold and jewellery districts in the world. But where did it all go wrong for this band of old time villains? And why did the gang's bid to pull off the world's biggest burglary turn into a deadly game of cat and mouse featuring the police and London's most dangerous crime lords? Nobody is better placed to reveal the full story of the Hatton Garden Raid than Britain's bestconnected true crime writer Wensley Clarkson. Through his unique contacts inside the London underworld, he's persuaded those who really know the truth to reveal the chilling details behind Britain's biggest ever burglary. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Sexy Beasts: The Inside Story of the Hatton Garden Heist Wensley Clarkson (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Quercus Publishing

Publisher:

Quercus Publishing

Pub Date:

03 Nov 2016

Publishing Status:

Forthcoming

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback B-format paperback 352pp h198mm x w129mm ISBN13: 9781784298166 ISBN13: 978-1-78429-816-6 ISBN10: 1784298166 x Description: The Hatton Garden Heist captured the public's imagination more than another other crime since The Great Train Robbery. It was supposed to make a fortune for a team of old time professional criminals. Their last hurrah. A final lucrative job that would send the old codgers off on happy retirements to the badlands of Spain and beyond. It seemed to be the stuff of legends. Tens of millions of pounds worth of valuables grabbed from secretive safety deposit boxes in a vault beneath one of the most famous gold and jewellery districts in the world. But where did it all go wrong for this band of old time villains? And why did the gang's bid to pull off the world's biggest burglary turn into a deadly game of cat and mouse featuring the police and London's most dangerous crime lords? Nobody is better placed to reveal the full story of the Hatton Garden Raid than Britain's bestconnected true crime writer Wensley Clarkson. Through his unique contacts inside the London underworld, he's persuaded those who really know the truth to reveal the chilling details behind Britain's biggest ever burglary. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

A Very Expensive Poison: The Definitive Story of the Murder of Litvinenko and Russia's War with the West Luke Harding (Author) Series:

Edition:

Main

Imprint:

Guardian Faber Publishing

Publisher:

Guardian Faber Publishing

Pub Date:

19 Jan 2017

Publishing Status:

Forthcoming

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback 464pp h198mm x w129mm ISBN13: 9781783350940 ISBN13: 978-1-78335-094-0 ISBN10: 1783350946 x Description: 1 November 2006. Alexander Litvinenko is brazenly poisoned in central London. Twenty two days later he dies, killed from the inside. The poison? Polonium; a rare, lethal and highly radioactive substance. His crime? He had made some powerful enemies in Russia. Based on the best part of a decade's reporting, as well as extensive interviews with those closest to the events (including the murder suspects), and access to trial evidence, Luke Harding's A Very Expensive Poison is the definitive inside story of the life and death of Alexander Litvinenko. Harding traces the journey of the nuclear poison across London, from hotel room to nightclub, assassin to victim; it is a deadly trail that seemingly leads back to the Russian state itself. This is a shocking real-life revenge tragedy with corruption and subterfuge at every turn, and walk-on parts from Russian mafia, the KGB, MI6 agents, dedicated British coppers, Russian dissidents. At the heart of this all is an individual and his family torn apart by a ruthless crime. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Jeremy Hutchinson's Case Histories: From Lady Chatterley's Lover to Howard Marks Thomas Grant (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

John Murray Publishers Ltd

Publisher:

John Murray General Publishing Division

Pub Date:

04 Jun 2015

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Hardback 432pp h236mm x w163mm x s40mm 729g ISBN13: 9781444799736 ISBN13: 978-1-4447-9973-6 ISBN10: 1444799738 x Description: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA NON-FICTION DAGGER 'Thomas Grant has brought together Hutchinson's greatest legal hits, producing a fascinating episodic cultural history of post-war Britain that chronicles the end of deference and secrecy,


and the advent of a more permissive society ...Grant brings out the essence of each case, and Hutchinson's role, with clarity and wit' Ben Macintyre, The Times 'An excellent book ...Grant recounts these trials in limpid prose which clarifies obscurities. A delicious flavouring of cool irony, which is so much more effective than hot indignation, covers his treatment of the small-mindedness and cheapness behind some prosecutions' Richard DavenportHines, Guardian Born in 1915 into the fringes of the Bloomsbury Group, Jeremy Hutchinson went on to become the greatest criminal barrister of the 1960s, '70s and '80s. The cases of that period changed society for ever and Hutchinson's role in them was second to none. In Case Histories, Jeremy Hutchinson's most remarkable trials are examined, each one providing a fascinating look into Britain's post-war social, political and cultural history. Accessibly and entertainingly written, Case Histories provides a definitive account of Jeremy Hutchinson's life and work. From the sex and spying scandals which contributed to Harold Macmillan's resignation in 1963 and the subsequent fall of the Conservative government, to the fight against literary censorship through his defence of Lady Chatterley's Lover and Fanny Hill, Hutchinson was involved in many of the great trials of the period. He defended George Blake, Christine Keeler, Great Train robber Charlie Wilson, Kempton Bunton (the only man successfully to 'steal' a picture from the National Gallery), art 'faker' Tom Keating, and Howard Marks who, in a sensational defence, was acquitted of charges relating to the largest importation of cannabis in British history. He also prevented the suppression of Bernardo Bertolucci's notorious film Last Tango in Paris and did battle with Mary Whitehouse when she prosecuted the director of the play Romans in Britain. Above all else, Jeremy Hutchinson's career, both at the bar and later as a member of the House of Lords, has been one devoted to the preservation of individual liberty and to resisting the incursions of an overbearing state. Case Histories provides entertaining, vivid and revealing insights into what was really going on in those celebrated courtroom dramas that defined an age, as well as painting a picture of a remarkable life. To listen to Jeremy Hutchinson being interviewed by Helena Kennedy on BBC Radio 4's A Law Unto Themselves, please follow the link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04d4cpv You can also listen to him on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs with Kirsty Young: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03ddz8m _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Jeremy Hutchinson's Case Histories: From Lady Chatterley's Lover to Howard Marks Thomas Grant (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

John Murray Publishers Ltd

Publisher:

John Murray General Publishing Division

Pub Date:

28 Jan 2016

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback B-format paperback 432pp h197mm x w139mm x s28mm 322g ISBN13: 9781444799750 ISBN13: 978-1-4447-9975-0 ISBN10: 1444799754 x Description: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA NON-FICTION DAGGER 'Thomas Grant has brought together Hutchinson's greatest legal hits, producing a fascinating episodic cultural history of post-war Britain that chronicles the end of deference and secrecy, and the advent of a more permissive society ...Grant brings out the essence of each case, and Hutchinson's role, with clarity and wit' Ben Macintyre, The Times 'An excellent book ...Grant recounts these trials in limpid prose which clarifies obscurities. A delicious flavouring of cool irony, which is so much more effective than hot indignation, covers his treatment of the small mindedness and cheapness behind some prosecutions' Richard Davenport-Hines, Guardian Born in 1915 into the fringes of the Bloomsbury Group, Jeremy Hutchinson went on to become the greatest criminal barrister of the 1960s, '70s and '80s. The cases of that period changed society for ever and Hutchinson's role in them was second to none. In Case Histories, Jeremy Hutchinson's most remarkable trials are examined, each one providing a fascinating look into Britain's post-war social, political and cultural history. Accessibly and entertainingly written, Case Histories provides a definitive account of Jeremy Hutchinson's life and work. From the sex and spying scandals which contributed to Harold Macmillan's resignation in 1963 and the subsequent fall of the Conservative government, to the fight against literary censorship through his defence of Lady Chatterley's Lover and Fanny Hill, Hutchinson was involved in many of the great trials of the period. He defended George Blake, Christine Keeler, Great Train robber Charlie Wilson, Kempton Bunton (the only man successfully to 'steal' a picture from the National Gallery), art 'faker' Tom Keating, and Howard Marks who, in a sensational defence, was acquitted of charges relating to the largest importation of cannabis in British history. He also prevented the suppression of Bernardo Bertolucci's notorious film Last Tango in Paris and did battle with Mary Whitehouse when she prosecuted the director of the play Romans in Britain. Above all else, Jeremy Hutchinson's career, both at the bar and later as a member of the House of Lords, has been one devoted to the preservation of individual liberty and to resisting the incursions of an overbearing state. Case Histories provides entertaining, vivid and revealing insights into what was really going on in those celebrated courtroom dramas that defined an age, as well as painting a picture of a remarkable life. To listen to Jeremy Hutchinson being interviewed by Helena Kennedy on BBC Radio 4's A Law Unto Themselves, please follow the link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04d4cpv You can also listen to him on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs with Kirsty Young: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03ddz8m _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


John Le Carre: The Biography Adam Sisman (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publisher:

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Pub Date:

19 Oct 2015

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Hardback 672pp h234mm x w153mm 1209g 2 x 16pp B&W plates ISBN13: 9781408827925 ISBN13: 978-1-4088-2792-5 ISBN10: 1408827921 x Description: Over half a century since The Spy Who came in from the Cold made John le Carre a worldwide, bestselling sensation, David Cornwell, the man behind the pseudonym, remains an enigma. He has consistently quarried his life for his writing, and his novels seem to offer tantalizing glimpses of their author - but in the narrative of his life fact and fiction have become intertwined, and little is really known of one of the world's most successful writers. In Cornwell's lonely childhood Adam Sisman uncovers the origins of the themes of love and abandonment which have dominated le Carre's fiction: the departure of his mother when he was five, followed by 'sixteen hugless years' in the dubious care of his father, a man of energy and charm, a serial seducer and conman who hid the Bentleys in the trees when the bailiffs came calling - a 'totally incomprehensible father' who could 'put a hand on your shoulder and the other in your pocket, both gestures equally sincere'. And in Cornwell's adult life - from recruitment by both MI5 and MI6, through marriage and family life, to his emergence as the master of the spy novel Sisman explores the idea of espionage and its significance in human terms; the extent to which betrayal is acceptable in exchange for love; and the endless need for forgiveness, especially from oneself. Written with exclusive access to David Cornwell himself, to his private archive and to the most important people in his life - family, friends, enemies, intelligence ex-colleagues and ex-lovers - and featuring a wealth of previously unseen photographic material, Adam Sisman's extraordinarily insightful and constantly revealing biography brings in from the cold a man whose own life has been as complex and confounding and filled with treachery as any of his novels. 'I'm a liar,' Cornwell has written. 'Born to lying, bred to it, trained to it by an industry that lies for a living, practised in it as a novelist.' This is the definitive biography of a major writer, described by Ian McEwan as 'perhaps the most significant novelist of the second half of the twentieth century in Britain'. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

John le Carre: The Biography Adam Sisman (Author) Series:

Edition:

Imprint:

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publisher:

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Pub Date:

19 May 2016

Publishing Status:

Active

Published in: United Kingdom Paperback 672pp h198mm x w129mm 515g 2 x 16pp B&W plates ISBN13: 9781408849460 ISBN13: 978-1-4088-4946-0 ISBN10: 1408849461 x Description: Over half a century since The Spy Who came in from the Cold made John le Carre a worldwide, bestselling sensation, David Cornwell, the man behind the pseudonym, remains an enigma. He has consistently quarried his life for his writing, and his novels seem to offer tantalizing glimpses of their author - but in the narrative of his life fact and fiction have become intertwined, and little is really known of one of the world's most successful writers. In Cornwell's lonely childhood Adam Sisman uncovers the origins of the themes of love and abandonment which have dominated le Carre's fiction: the departure of his mother when he was five, followed by 'sixteen hugless years' in the dubious care of his father, a man of energy and charm, a serial seducer and conman who hid the Bentleys in the trees when the bailiffs came calling - a 'totally incomprehensible father' who could 'put a hand on your shoulder and the other in your pocket, both gestures equally sincere'. And in Cornwell's adult life - from recruitment by both MI5 and MI6, through marriage and family life, to his emergence as the master of the spy novel Sisman explores the idea of espionage and its significance in human terms; the extent to which betrayal is acceptable in exchange for love; and the endless need for forgiveness, especially from oneself. Written with exclusive access to David Cornwell himself, to his private archive and to the most important people in his life - family, friends, enemies, intelligence ex-colleagues and ex-lovers - and featuring a wealth of previously unseen photographic material, Adam Sisman's extraordinarily insightful and constantly revealing biography brings in from the cold a man whose own life has been as complex and confounding and filled with treachery as any of his novels. 'I'm a liar,' Cornwell has written. 'Born to lying, bred to it, trained to it by an industry that lies for a living, practised in it as a novelist.' This is the definitive biography of a major writer, described by Ian McEwan as 'perhaps the most significant novelist of the second half of the twentieth century in Britain'. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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