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6 June 2014
A crime novel unlike any other. Eighty-one-year-old Maud has vascular dementia but that won’t stop her searching for her missing friend, Elizabeth. There’s a 70-year-old mystery to solve after all. See, Maud’s sister has also disappeared, last seen during the Second World War. Could her sinister husband Frank, a black market racketeer be to blame?
A heartfelt portrait of one woman’s battle with a cruel disease that’s as witty as it is moving.
When a police officer on extended sick leave hears of his retired colleage’s death, he decides to get involved in the investigation to take his mind off things. The last thing he expects is to come across a network of evil at play in the area.
Set in Los Angeles in the 1950s where police corruption is rife, six prisoners are brutally assaulted in their cells by drunk wardens. A group of detectives decide to work together to explain the conspiracy at play between a series of events.
After the brutal deaths of three women in Virginia, a medial examiner attempts to discover the identity of the serial killer. She soon realises that her efforts are being hampered from within and both her reputation and life are at risk.
The discovery of a parlour maid’s body in a rural village in England leads to Detective Chief Inspector Adam Dalgliesh becoming entangled in the passions that arise in the lives of the small village.
A forensic anthropologist’s conclusion that a serial killer is involved in a number of murders results in her being put in danger as she gets closer to discovering the identity of the killer.
Narrated in the first person by an unknown character, Du Maurier’s renowned novel details the life of a young woman who marries a charming widower named Maxim Manderley, Maxim’s wife had recently died in a freak boating accident. On moving in to Maxim’s country estate, the narrator finds herself surrounded by reminders of Rebecca. Quickly she learns that things are not what they seem in the Manderley estate.
Capote’s renowned novel details the real-life murders of Herbert Clutter, his wife and their two children in 1959. It is based off an investigation made by Capote himself in the area where the murders happened, before the murderers had been brought to justice. A truly ground-breaking novel that will send shivers up your spine.
A blood curdling non-fiction, bestseller examining the Columbine High School massacre of 1999. The perpetrators, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, were students at the school, and Cullen’s novel investigates the events that compelled them to undertake their terrible actions, before continuing to focus on how they dealt with the aftermath of the incident. An enlightening insight in to the psychology of a killer.
On her eighteenth birthday, Rachel Verinder received a rare Indian diamond from her uncle who served with the British Army in India. Unbeknown to Rachel, the diamond has a great religious legacy which three Hindu priests have dedicated their lives to protecting. On the night of her party, Rachel discovers that the diamond has been stolen. Can she and her family find out who took it and why?
An iconic story that was considered the first detective novel in the English language.
A spy novel about George Smiley, a former British intelligence agent, who is pulled out of retirement to investigate a suspected mole in the ‘circus’ (the highest echelon of the British Secret Intelligence Service). A highly acclaimed read full of deception, intrigue and political controversy.