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  • Steph Broadribb

    Published by Orenda Books, United Kingdom, London, 2018

    ISBN 10: 1910633933ISBN 13: 9781910633939

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. With her lover, JT, behind bars and heading for death row, single-mother Florida bounty-hunter Lori Anderson takes on an off-the-books job that could threaten everything. 'A real cracker' Mark Billingham 'My kind of book' Lee Child 'Like Midnight Run, but much darker . really, really good' Ian Rankin A web of lies. A killer on the run. An impossible choice. Single-mother Florida bounty hunter Lori Anderson's got an ocean of trouble on her hands. Her daughter Dakota is safe, but the little girl's cancer is threatening a comeback, and Lori needs JT - Dakota's daddy and the man who taught Lori everything - alive and kicking. Problem is, he's behind bars, and heading for death row. Desperate to save him, Lori does a deal, taking on off-the-books job from shady FBI agent Alex Monroe. Bring back on-the-run felon, Gibson 'The Fish' Fletcher, and JT walks free.This is one job she's got to get right, or she'll lose everything. Breathlessly paced, and bursting with high-voltage action and edge-of-your-seat jeopardy, Deep Blue Trouble is the unmissable next instalment of the Lori Anderson series, featuring one of the most memorable and fearless female characters in crime fiction. Praise for the Lori Anderson Series 'This is romping entertainment that moves faster than a bullet' Jake Kerridge, Sunday Express 'If you like your action to race away at full tilt, then this whirlwind of a thriller is a must' Deirdre O'Brien, Sunday People 'Stripper-turned-bounty hunter Lori, with her sickly young daughter in tow, gets into high-octane escapes when she sets out to bring her former lover and mentor to justice. Lively' Sunday Times 'The non-stop twists and turns . draw in readers like a magnet and keep them hooked to the action right up to the emotional conclusion' Burnley Gazette 'Sultry and suspenseful, it marks a welcome first vow for an exceptional new voice' Good Reading Magazine 'Gripping, entertaining and utterly addictive, this is a cracking start to an enthralling new crime series.' Lancashire Evening Post 'Suspense, action, romance, danger and a plot that will keep you reading into the wee small hours. I loved it' Lisa Gray, Daily Record 'Fresh, fast and zinging with energy' Sunday Mirror ' Readers will cheer her every step of the way' Publishers Weekly 'A whole hell of a lot of fun' New Books Magazine 'Fresh, compelling and beautifully written' S.J.I. Holliday 'Fast-paced, engaging and hugely entertaining' Simon Toyne 'Brilliant and pacey' Steve Cavanagh 'Excitement and exhilaration flies off every page' David Young 'A hell of a thriller' Mason Cross 'A series that will run and run' Howard Linskey 'A blistering debut' Neil Broadfoot 'If you love romantic suspense, you'll love this ride' Alexandra Sokoloff 'Deft and assured' Chris Whitaker 'A stunning debut from a major new talent' Zoe Sharp 'Delivers thrills at breakneck pace' Marnie Riches 'One of my favourite debut novels for a long, long time' Luca Veste 'A gritty debut that will appeal to Sue Grafton fans' Caroline Green 'Great action scenes and great atmosphere' C.J. Carver 'Crazy good . full-tilt action and a brilliant cast of characters' Yrsa Sigurdardottir 'Quite simply one of the best debut novels I have ever read' Angela Marsons. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.


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  • Helga Flatland

    Published by Orenda Books, United Kingdom, London, 2020

    ISBN 10: 1912374455ISBN 13: 9781912374458

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. A family holiday creates unexpected drama when Liv, Ellen and Hakon's elderly parents announce their decision to divorce. The Norwegian Anne Tyler makes her English debut in a beautiful, insightful and perceptive novel. ***Winner of the Norwegian Booksellers' Prize*** ___________________ 'The most beautiful, elegant writing I've read in a long time. If you love Anne Tyler, you will ADORE this' Joanna Cannon 'A thoughtful and reflective novel about parents, siblings and the complex - and often challenging - ties that bind them' Hannah Beckerman, Observer 'I absolutely loved its quiet, insightful generosity' Claire King ___________________ When Liv, Ellen and Hakon, along with their partners and children, arrive in Rome to celebrate their father's seventieth birthday, a quiet earthquake occurs: their parents have decided to divorce. Shocked and disbelieving, the siblings try to come to terms with their parents' decision as it echoes through the homes they have built for themselves, and forces them to reconstruct the shared narrative of their childhood and family history. A bittersweet novel of regret, relationships and rare insights, A Modern Family encourages us to look at the people closest to us a little more carefully, and ultimately reveals that it's never too late for change. ___________________ 'The author has been dubbed the Norwegian Anne Tyler and for good reason. Three generations of a family head on a holiday to Italy to celebrate patriarch Sverre's 70th birthday - but he and his wife have life-changing news to share. If you love books about dysfunctional families, you'll love this' Good Housekeeping 'As they rebuild their childhood memories, it's telling that their perceptions of themselves and their family relationships are so dramatically different. In quiet prose, Helga Flatland writes with elegance and subtle humour to produce a shrewd and insightful examination of the psychology of family and of loss' Daily Express 'I love the sophistication, directness and tenderness of this book' Claire Dyer 'So perceptive and clever' Ronan Hession 'This is a super exploration of families that I'd urge you to read for the subtle prose, with well defined characters and a strong storyline' Sheila O'Reilly 'It is the most satisfying book that I've read in a long time, and the most clear-eyed, honest, yet sympathetic examination of relationships that I have ever read. The subtlety with which she portrays the inconsistencies between how the characters see each other versus how they see themselves is masterful' Sara Taylor 'Reading Helga Flatland's A Modern Family is like watching the sun rise on a cloudy horizon; light whispers and dances and breaks over the clouds. Layers of deliciously cumulative insight - a moving and exquisite read' Shelan Rodger 'A beautifully written novel, bittersweet, moving and poignant . a wise novel of great insight' New Books Magazine 'Flatland has the gift that I most often covert in the work of other writers: the ability to make everyday events compelling . an utterly compelling and satisfying read. It reminds us how full and rich life is, how the quietest existence can brim with urgency and drama' Ann Morgan 'A novel that prods and provokes . fascinating, incredibly profound, yet somehow tender, this really does encourage an exploration of a modern family' LoveReading. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.


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  • Ragnar Jnasson

    Published by Orenda Books, United Kingdom, London, 2015

    ISBN 10: 1910633038ISBN 13: 9781910633038

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. FIRST IN THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING DARK ICELAND SERIES OVER A MILLION COPIES SOLD A murder takes place in the isolated Icelandic town of Siglufj√ r√įur, where an avalanche has cut off all communication and the unrelenting snow threatens rookie police officer Ari Th√ r Arason first investigation‚ ¶ ‚ A modern Icelandic take on an Agatha Christie-style mystery, as twisty as any slalom‚ ¶‚ Ian Rankin ‚ Ragnar J&?oacute;nasson writes with a chilling, poetic beauty‚ Peter James ‚ Seductive ‚ ¶ Ragnar does claustrophobia beautifully‚ Ann Cleeves ________________ Siglufj√ r√įur: an idyllically quiet fishing village in Northern Iceland, where no one locks their doors ‚ " accessible only via a small mountain tunnel. Ari Th√ r Arason: a rookie policeman on his first posting, far from his girlfriend in Reykjavik ‚ " with a past that he‚ s unable to leave behind. When a young woman is found lying half-naked in the snow, bleeding and unconscious, and a highly esteemed, elderly writer falls to his death in the local theatre, Ari is dragged straight into the heart of a community where he can trust no one, and secrets and lies are a way of life. An avalanche and unremitting snowstorms close the mountain pass, and the 24-hour darkness threatens to push Ari over the edge, as curtains begin to twitch, and his investigation becomes increasingly complex, chilling and personal. Past plays tag with the present and the claustrophobic tension mounts, while Ari is thrust ever deeper into his own darkness ‚ " blinded by snow, and with a killer on the loose. Taut and terrifying, Snowblind is a startling debut from an extraordinary new talent, taking Nordic Noir to soaring new heights. ________________ ‚ His first novel to be translated into English has all the skilful plotting of an old-fashioned whodunnit although it feels bitingly contemporary in setting and tone‚ Sunday Express ‚ A chiller of a thriller‚ Washington Post 'A classic crime story seen through a uniquely Icelandic lens. First rate and highly recommended' Lee Child ‚ Required reading‚ New York Post ‚ Morally more equivocal than most traditional whodunnits, and it offers alluring glimpses of darker, and infinitely more threatening horizons‚ Independent ‚ A truly chilling debut, perfect for fans of Karin Fossum and Henning Mankell‚ Eva Dolan ‚ A stunning murder mystery by one of Iceland‚ s finest writers‚ Yrsa Sigur√įard√ ttir ‚ There is a young pretender beavering away, his eye on the crown: Ragnar J√ nasson‚ ¶‚ Barry Forshaw ‚ As dazzling as its title implies‚ William Ryan ‚ An isolated community, subtle clueing, clever misdirection and more than a few surprises combine to give a modern day Golden Age whodunnit. I look forward to the next in the series‚ Dr John Curran ‚ The best sort of gloomy storytelling‚ Chicago Tribune ‚ The prose is stark and minimal ‚ ¶ bleakly brilliant‚ Metro ‚ A chilling, thrilling slice of Icelandic Noir‚ Thomas Enger ‚ This classically crafted whodunit holds up nicely, but J√ nasson‚ s true gift is for describing the daunting beauty of the fierce setting, lashed by blinding snowstorms that smother the village in ‚ a thick, white darkness‚ that is strangely comforting‚ New York Times. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.


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  • SJI Holliday

    Published by Orenda Books, United Kingdom, London, 2019

    ISBN 10: 1912374854ISBN 13: 9781912374854

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    Paperback. Condition: Fine. Carrie's best friend has an accident and can no longer make the round-the world trip they'd planned together, so Carrie decides to go it alone. Violet is also travelling alone, after splitting up with her boyfriend in Thailand. She is also desperate for a ticket on the Trans-Siberian Express, but there is nothing available. When the two women meet in a Beijing Hotel, Carrie makes the impulsive decision to invite Violet to take her best friend's place. Thrown together in a strange country, and the cramped cabin of the train, the women soon form a bond. But as the journey continues, through Mongolia and into Russia, things start to unravel - because one of these women is not who she claims to be . A tense and twisted psychological thriller about obsession, manipulation and toxic friendships, VIOLET also reminds us that there's a reason why mother told us not to talk to strangers .

  • Simone Buchholz

    Published by Orenda Books, United Kingdom, London, 2019

    ISBN 10: 1912374595ISBN 13: 9781912374595

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Hamburg State Prosecutor Chastity Riley and her new sidekick Ivo investigate the case of newspaper executives who have been caged and tortured outside their offices on a trail that leads them to the hothouse world of boarding schools and some harrowing secrets ¬ You loved¬Dark¬ now meet Chastity Riley ¬ Caustic, incisive prose. A street-smart, gutsy heroine. A timely and staggeringly stylish thriller ¬Will Carver ¬ With plenty of dry humour and a good old dash of despair, Simone Buchholz is an unconventional, refreshing new voice ¬Crime Fiction Lover ¬ Lyrical and pithy ¬Sunday Times¬ ¬ ***WINNER of the CWA Crime in Translation Dagger 2022*** ***WINNER of the German Crime Book of the Year Award*** ¬ _______________ ¬ On a warm September morning, an unconscious man is found in a cage at the entrance to the offices of one of Germany s biggest magazines. He s soon identified as a manager of the company, and he s been tortured. Three days later, another manager appears in a similar way. ¬ Chastity Riley and her new colleague Ivo Stepanovic are tasked with uncovering the truth behind the attacks, an investigation that goes far beyond the revenge they first suspect to the dubious past shared by both victims. Travelling to the south of Germany, they step into the hothouse world of boarding schools, where secrets are currency, and monsters are bred monsters who will stop at nothing to protect themselves. ¬ A smart, dark, probing thriller, full of all the hard-boiled poetry and acerbic wit of the very best noir,¬Beton Rouge¬is both a classic whodunit and a scintillating expose of society, by one of the most exciting names in crime fiction. ¬ _______________ ¬ Stripped back in style and deadpan in voice, this is a scintillating romp ¬Doug Johnstone,¬Big Issue ¬ With brief, pacy chapters and fizzling dialogue, this almost feels like American procedural noir and not a translation ¬Maxim Jakubowski,¬CrimeTime ¬ There is a fantastic pace to the story which keeps you hooked from the first sentence all the way to the end. Once again Simone Buchholz holds no punches, with a unique voice that delivers a stylish story ¬New Books Magazine ¬ The follow-up to¬Blue Night¬is a smart and witty book that shines a probing spotlight on society ¬CultureFly ¬ Fans of Brookmyre could do worse than checking out Simone Buchholz, a star of the German crime lit scene who has been deftly translated into English by Rachel Ward ¬Goethe Institute ¬ Beton Rouge¬is a killer read, original, unusual and yet I felt that a part of it, in fact a part of Chastity, lodged itself deeply within my soul, it s quite simply fabulous ¬LoveReading ¬ Great sparkling energy, humour and stylistic verve ¬Rosie Goldsmith ¬ Praise for the Chastity Riley series ¬ 'Combines nail-biting tension with off-beat humor . Elmore Leonard fans will be enthralled'¬Publishers Weekly 'Buchholz doles out delicious black humor . interwoven in a manner that ramps up the intrigue and tension' Foreword Reviews Fans of Brookmyre could do worse than checking out Simone Buchholz, a star of the German crime lit scene who has been deftly translated into English by Rachel Ward ¬Goethe Institute By turns lyrical and pithy, this adventure set in the melting pot of contemporary Hamburg has a plot and a sensibility that both owe something to mind-altering substances. Lots of fun ¬Sunday Times. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.


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  • Helen Fitzgerald

    Published by Orenda Books, United Kingdom, London, 2019

    ISBN 10: 1912374692ISBN 13: 9781912374694

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. A deliciously dark, unapologetically funny, and nail-bitingly tense psychological thriller by the international bestselling author of The Cry NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER ***Guardian, Telegraph, Herald Scotland AND The Week BOOK OF THE YEAR*** ***Sunday Times TOP 40 Crime Novels in the Last 5 Years*** ***Longlisted for Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award 2020*** Shocking, gripping and laugh-out-loud hilarious from the first line to the last. Brilliant Erin Kelly This frenetic novels strongest assets are its sheer verbal energy and the acerbic views of its heroine, who resembles a female Frankie Boyle Sunday Times The main character is one of the most extraordinary youll meet between the pages of a book Ian Rankin A scandalously rude comic masterpiece Daily Telegraph Sublime Guardian _________________ Mary Shields is a moody, acerbic probation offer, dealing with some of Glasgows worst cases, and her job is on the line. Liam Macdowall was imprisoned for murdering his wife, and hes published a series of letters to the dead woman, in a book that makes him an unlikely hero and a poster boy for Mens Rights activists. Liam is released on licence into Marys care, but things are far from simple. Mary develops a poisonous obsession with Liam and his world, and when her son and Liams daughter form a relationship, Mary will stop at nothing to impose her own brand of justice with devastating consequences. A heart-pounding, relentless and chilling psychological thriller, rich with deliciously dark and unapologetic humour, Worst Case Scenario is also a perceptive, tragic and hugely relevant book by one of the most exciting names in crime fiction. _________________ Laced with pitch-dark acerbic humour, the classic thriller gets a hell of a twist Heat This darkly, funny, shocking and surprisingly emotional thriller is unlike anything youve ever read before Fabulous Magazine This novel is a funny, agonising account of one good womans battle with rage, guilt, fear, duty and disaster Literary Review Absolutely compelling company from start to finish in this wonderful, energetic, hard-hitting and deeply funny novel Big Issue Simply stunning. Dark, uncompromising, funny, and almost impossible to put down Luca Veste Outrageous, extremely funny and ultimately devastating Ambrose Parry Dark humour and darker truths permeate a thrilling crime novel that is fabulously transgressive and completely unique nobody writes like Helen Fitzgerald Mark Billingham Helen Fitzgerald is one of a kind, and a welcome breath of fresh air in the world of off-beat but achingly relatable crime fiction SJI Holliday A dark, comic masterpiece which manages to be both excruciatingly tense and laugh-out-loud funny at the same time. Great stuff! Mark Edwards. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.


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  • Helen FitzGerald

    Published by Orenda Books, United Kingdom, London, 2023

    ISBN 10: 1913193284ISBN 13: 9781913193287

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Single-mother Fran returns to her sleepy hometown to care for her dying father when a devastating bush fire breaks out. A heartbreaking, nail-biting disaster-noir thriller from the bestselling author of The Cry and Worst Case Scenario. 'Urgent, angry, absolutely terrifying, yet suffused with the humanity and humour you expect from a Helen Fitzgerald novel' Erin Kelly 'Tantalisingly powerful' The Times 'Ash Mountain is the author at her masterly best . I loved it!' Louise Candlish ________________ Fran hates her hometown, and she thought she'd escaped. But her father is ill, and needs care. Her relationship is over, and she hates her dead-end job in the city, anyway. She returns home to nurse her dying father, her distant teenage daughter in tow for the weekends. There, in the sleepy town of Ash Mountain, childhood memories prick at her fragile self-esteem, she falls in love for the first time, and her demanding dad tests her patience, all in the unbearable heat of an Australian summer. As past friendships and rivalries are renewed, and new ones forged, Fran's tumultuous home life is the least of her worries, when old crimes rear their heads and a devastating bushfire ravages the town and all of its inhabitants. Simultaneously a warm, darkly funny portrait of small-town life - and a woman and a land in crisis - and a shocking and truly distressing account of a catastrophic event that changes things forever, Ash Mountain is a heart-breaking slice of domestic noir, and a disturbing disaster thriller that you will never forget. ________________ 'A new novel from Helen Fitzgerald is always a major event, and Ash Mountain is magnificent' Mark Billingham 'There is plenty of human depravity in the plot but none of that is as terrifyingly overmastering as the fire' Literary Review 'Domestic life is rarely served up quite so dark as this - but that only makes you hungry for more' The Sun 'Dark, atmospheric and terrifying' Ambrose Parry 'Compelling' Independent 'A hugely entertaining writer, with lovingly constructed landscapes and so-real-you-can-actually-hear-it dialogue but the thing she does best of all is create a little warm and cosy microcosm of life, then throw in a bloody great firecracker of a detail that sends the whole thing off into a completely different direction' Crime Fiction Lover Praise for Helen FitzGerald ***Worst Case Scenario was Shortlisted for the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2020*** 'The plotting is intricate and beautifully handled, and the narrative pace is absolutely breakneck . a wonderful, energetic, hard-hitting and deeply funny novel' The Big Issue 'The main character is one of the most extraordinary you'll meet between the pages of a book' Ian Rankin 'A dark, comic masterpiece which manages to be both excruciatingly tense and laugh out loud funny at the same time' Mark Edwards 'The classic thriller gets a hell of a twist' Heat 'FitzGerald writes like a more focused Irvine Welsh or a less misogynist Philip Roth' Daily Telegraph 'Domestic life is rarely served up quite so dark as this - but that only makes you hungry for more' The Sun. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.


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  • Su Bristow

    Published by Orenda Books, United Kingdom, London, 2017

    ISBN 10: 1910633607ISBN 13: 9781910633601

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. An exquisitely written, heart-achingly beautiful retelling of the Selkie legend both timeless and timely by award-winning debut author Su Bristow SHORTLISTED FOR THE PAUL TORDAY MEMORIAL PRIZE Sorrowful and lovely, with a well-earned, satisfying conclusion'Publishers Weekly Accomplished and intelligent a fine piece of craftsmanship and a pleasure to read Allan Massie What happens when magic collides with reality? Donald is a young fisherman, eking out a lonely living on the west coast of Scotland. One night he witnesses something miraculous and makes a terrible mistake. His action changes lives not only his own, but those of his family and the entire tightly knit community in which they live. Can he ever atone for the wrong he has done, and can love grow when its foundation is violence? Based on the legend of the selkies seals who can transform into people Sealskinis a magical story, evoking the harsh beauty of the landscape, the resilience of its people, both human and animal, and the triumph of hope over fear and prejudice. With exquisite grace, Exeter Novel Prize-winner Su Bristow transports us to a different world, subtly and beautifully exploring what it means to be an outsider, and our innate capacity for forgiveness and acceptance. Rich with myth and magic,Sealskinis, nonetheless, a very human story, as relevant to our world as to the timeless place in which it is set. And it is, quite simply, unforgettable. 'This assured and readable story is determined to show that change and growth are possible, even on the very margins of society. The heartfelt message seems to be that acceptance comes when individuals face up to their fears and act for the good beyond themselves' Guardian 'Its a multi-layered romance which sits equally well in the realms of literary fiction which is where its publishers interests lieFrost Magazine Told with skill and beauty held me spellbound to the very last page Amanda Jennings Achingly beautiful written smoothly and skilfully I absolutely loved it Gill Paul Original, vivid, tender and atmospheric this is a story so deeply immersive that you emerge at the end, gasping for air Iona Grey An enthralling human love story. A profound achievement and a stunning debut Richard Bean I love books in which magic takes on a gritty reality, andSealskinis just such a book. Dark andbrooding and half-familiar, the tale steals over you till youre half-in, half-out of a dreamJane Johnson A beautiful and bewitching read that haunted my thoughts for days. The sense of the sea, of this small community, of guilt is palpable. This is one of those books you place reverentially on your bookcase and envy those who are yet to dive inMichael J. Malone Ms Bristows skill in weaving a centuries-old tale into a current-day fiction novel and binding the two together is simply superbly done.Sealskinis boldly written, brilliantly told and a tale of legendary proportionsJM Hewitt Sealskinis a magical and moral tale woven with a deft handSara MacDonald Sealskinis a tender, moving and gentle read. Whilst there is an obvious magical feel to it, its so well written that it becomes almost believable. Its a really lovely story and one which I think will stay with meNew Books Magazine. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

  • Vanda Symon

    Published by Orenda Books, United Kingdom, London, 2020

    ISBN 10: 1913193195ISBN 13: 9781913193195

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Dunedin's favourite young police officer Sam Shephard is drawn into a perplexing investigation when a series of shipping containers wash up on a sleepy New Zealand beach, and a spate of unexplained deaths ensues. 'Fast-moving New Zealand procedural . the Edinburgh of the south has never been more deadly' Ian Rankin 'If you like taut, pacy thrillers with a wonderful sense of place, this is the book for you' Liam McIlvanney 'A sassy heroine, fabulous sense of place, and rip-roaring stories with a twist. Perfect curl-up-on-the-sofa reading' Kate Mosse ------------------------------ Chaos reigns in the sleepy village of Aramoana on the New Zealand coast, when a series of shipping containers wash up on the beach and looting begins. Detective Constable Sam Shephard experiences the desperation of the scavengers first-hand, and ends up in an ambulance, nursing her wounds and puzzling over an assault that left her assailant for dead. What appears to be a clear-cut case of a cargo ship running aground soon takes a more sinister turn when a skull is found in the sand, and the body of a diver is pulled from the sea . a diver who didn't die of drowning. As first officer at the scene, Sam is handed the case, much to the displeasure of her superiors, and she must put together an increasingly confusing series of clues to get to the bottom of a mystery that may still have more victims. ------------------------------ 'Vanda Symon's work resembles Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series rather than the mysteries of her compatriot Ngaio Marsh. However, she knows how to tell a good story and the NZ setting adds spice to the flapdoodle' The Times 'It is Symon's copper Sam, self-deprecating and very human, who represents the writer's real achievement' Guardian 'Antipodean-set crime is riding high thanks to the likes of Jane Harper, and fans of The Dry will love Vanda Symon' Red Magazine 'With a twisty plot, a protagonist who shines and beautifully written observations of the cruellest things . this is crime fiction at its best' Kiwi Crime 'Atmospheric, gripping and incredibly satisfying' Random Things through My Letterbox 'Raw, honest, punchy and smirky . if you enjoy a quick-firing, fast-moving tale with a tight storyline, then Containment could be for you' LoveReading. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.


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  • Rod Reynolds

    Published by Orenda Books, United Kingdom, London, 2020

    ISBN 10: 1913193241ISBN 13: 9781913193249

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Video footage of an apparent murder on a London train thrusts crusading journalist Lydia into a terrifying web of money, politics and power, in sophisticated, shockingly believable contemporary thriller **LONGLISTED for the CWA Steel Dagger** 'Brutal, brilliant and razor sharp. Blood Red City is pure adrenaline rush from the first page to the last' Chris Whitaker 'Pacy and subtle' The Sun 'A searing, white-hot journey through the dark underbelly of modern London . Blood Red City confirms Rod Reynolds status as one of the greatest crime talents of his generation' Tim Baker ________________ A witness but no victim. A crime but no crime scene. When crusading journalist Lydia Wright is sent a video of an apparent murder on a London train, she thinks she's found the story to revive her career. But she can't find a victim, much less the killers, and the only witness has disappeared. Wary she's fallen for fake news, she begins to doubt her instincts - until a sinister call suggests that she's not the only one interested in the crime. Michael Stringer deals in information - and doesn't care which side of the law he finds himself on. But the murder on the train has left him exposed, and now he'll stop at nothing to discover what Lydia knows. When their paths collide, Lydia finds the story leads through a nightmare world, where money, power and politics intersect . and information is the only thing more dangerous than a bullet. A nerve-shattering and brutally realistic thriller, Blood Red City bursts with energy and grit from the opening page, twisting and feinting to a superb, unexpected ending that will leave you breathless. For fans of Mick Herron, Tim Baker, Tony Kent, James Patterson, Adam Hamdy and Tom Rob Smith. ________________ 'Hold on to your breath as this bang up-to-date riveting thriller dives head first into a murky sinister world and doesn't come up for air . The tension rises with each chapter and while an electrifying ride, there is a sharp thoughtful edge that penetrates the pages' LoveReading 'Reynolds is a great scene setter and he is as good at action as he is at the development of character' Literary Review 'Reynolds arrived with the casual acumen of an old hand at the crime narrative' Financial Times 'Subtle, original, compelling' Sunday Express 'An outstanding page-turner that ratchets up the tension as it builds via a labyrinthine plot towards a satisfying and well-crafted climax . relevant and at times alarming, Blood Red City slaloms its way through the world of social media, geopolitics and hi-tech innovation with compelling conviction' G.J. Minett 'You are in for a treat with this whip-smart contemporary thriller. Strikingly realistic with an exciting, serpentine plot, I couldn't put it down!' Hair Past a Freckle 'This book blew me away, with action on every page. This will definitely appeal to fans of the BBC's The Capture. Terrific stuff!' Hooked from Page One 'Wow! If you love a tense, tight thriller that must IMMEDIATELY be made into a film, look no further! . A stunner!' Phillipa's Quick Book Review 'A well-researched, complex and fully realised story with three-dimensional lead characters. The creeping tension and mistrust is palpable and there's an absolutely cracking end reveal' Shots Magazine. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.


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  • Paul E. Hardisty

    Published by Orenda Books, United Kingdom, London, 2017

    ISBN 10: 1910633682ISBN 13: 9781910633687

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Vigilante justice-seeker Claymore Straker returns to South Africa to testify to Desmond Tutu's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, recounting the horrifying events that led to his exile, years earlier . The addictive, thought-provoking, searingly emotive next instalment in the critically acclaimed Claymore Straker series. 'A gripping, page-turning thriller that is overflowing with substance to go along with Hardisty's atmospheric prose and strong narrative style' Craig Sisterson, Mystery Magazine 'A solid, meaty thriller - Hardisty is a fine writer and Straker is a great lead character' Lee Child 'The author's deep knowledge of the settings never slows down the non-stop action, with distant echoes of a more moral-minded Jack Reacher or Jason Bourne' Maxim Jakubowski ____________________ Fresh from events in Yemen and Cyprus, vigilante justice-seeker Claymore Straker returns to South Africa, seeking absolution for the sins of his past. Over four days, he testifies to Desmond Tutu's newly established Truth and Reconciliation Commission, recounting the shattering events that led to his dishonourable discharge and exile, fifteen years earlier. It was 1980. The height of the Cold War. Clay is a young paratrooper in the South African Army, fighting in Angola against the Communist insurgency that threatens to topple the White Apartheid regime. On a patrol deep inside Angola, Clay, and his best friend, Eben Barstow, find themselves enmeshed in a tangled conspiracy that threatens everything they have been taught to believe about war, and the sacrifices that they, and their brothers in arms, are expected to make. Witness and unwitting accomplice to an act of shocking brutality, Clay changes allegiance and finds himself labelled a deserter and accused of high treason, setting him on a journey into the dark, twisted heart of institutionalised hatred, from which no one will emerge unscathed. Exploring true events from one of the most hateful chapters in South African history, Reconciliation for the Dead is a shocking, explosive and gripping thriller from one finest writers in contemporary crime fiction. ____________________ Praise for Paul E. Hardisty 'This is a remarkably well-written, sophisticated novel in which the people and places, as well as frequent scenes of violent action, all come alive on the page.' Jessica Mann, Literary Review 'A trenchant and engaging thriller that unravels this mysterious land in cool, precise sentences' Stav Sherez, Catholic Herald 'Laces the thrills and spills with enough moral indignation to give the book heft . excellent' Jake Kerridge, Telegraph 'A thriller of the highest quality, with the potential to one day stand in the company of such luminaries as Bond and Bourne' Live Many Lives 'A big, powerful, sophisticated and page-turning thriller - thought-provoking and prescient' Eve Seymour 'The writing at times is poetic, at other times filled with tension in a narrative complete with well delineated characters and several shocks. Highly Recommended' Shots Mag 'Gripping and exciting . the quality of Hardisty's writing and the underlying truth of his plots sets this above many other thrillers' West Australian 'A stormer of a thriller, vividly written, utterly tropical, totally gripping' Peter James 'Searing . at times achieves the level of genuine poetry' Publishers Weekly STARRED review 'A page-turning adventure that grabs you from the first page and won't let go' Edward Wilson. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.


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  • Ragnar Jonasson

    Published by Orenda Books, United Kingdom, London, 2017

    ISBN 10: 1910633577ISBN 13: 9781910633571

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. THE THIRD INSTALMENT IN THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING DARK ICELAND SERIES OVER A MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE With a stalker on the loose and the town of Siglufjoerdur in quarantine, a child goes missing, as Icelandic police officer Ari Thor Arason investigates a cold case of a mysterious death on an isolated fjord. 'Bitingly contemporary in setting and tone' Express 'A modern take on an Agatha Christie-style mystery, as twisty as any slalom.' Ian Rankin 1955.Two young couples move to the uninhabited, isolated fjord of Hedinsfjoerdur. Their stay ends abruptly when one of the women meets her death in mysterious circumstances. The case is never solved. Fifty years later an old photograph comes to light, and it becomes clear that the couples may not have been alone on the fjord after all. In nearby Siglufjoerdur, young policeman Ari Thor tries to piece together what really happened that fateful night, in a town where no one wants to know, where secrets are a way of life. He's assisted by Isrun, a news reporter in Reykjavik, who is investigating an increasingly chilling case of her own. Things take a sinister turn when a child goes missing in broad daylight. With a stalker on the loose, and the town of Siglufjoerdur in quarantine, the past might just come back to haunt them. Haunting, frightening and complex, Rupture is a dark and atmospheric thriller from one of Iceland's foremost crime writers. 'Traditional and beautifully finessed. morally more equivocal than most traditional whodunnits, and it offers alluring glimpses of darker, and infinitely more threatening horizons' Independent 'Jonasson's books have breathed new life into Nordic noir' Jake Kerridge, Sunday Express. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.


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  • Michael Stanley

    Published by Orenda Books, United Kingdom, London, 2018

    ISBN 10: 1912374250ISBN 13: 9781912374250

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. A freelance journalist is dragged into a deadly investigation when researching an article on rhino-horn smuggling in South Africa. An unputdownable new thriller from the authors of the critically acclaimed Detective Kubu series. 'The perfect combination of I don't want it to end and I can't put it down. Great African crime fiction' Deon Meyer 'My favourite writing duo since Ellery Queen' Ragnar Jonasson 'Compelling and deceptively written' New York Journal of Books _______________ When freelance journalist, Crystal Nguyen, heads to South Africa, she thinks she'll be researching an article on rhino-horn smuggling for National Geographic, while searching for her missing colleague. But within a week, she's been hunting poachers, hunted by their bosses, and then arrested in connection with a murder. And everyone is after a briefcase full of money that may hold the key to everything. Fleeing South Africa, she goes undercover in Vietnam, trying to discover the truth before she's exposed by the local mafia. Discovering the plot behind the money is only half the battle. Now she must convince the South African authorities to take action before it's too late. She has a shocking story to tell, if she survives long enough to tell it. Fast-paced, relevant and chilling, Dead of Night is a stunning new thriller that exposes one of the most vicious conflicts on the African continent. _______________ 'Promising series launch.an entertaining page-turner. Readers will look forward to the sequel' Publishers Weekly 'From Minnesota to South Africa to Mozambique to Vietnam, Michael Stanley's Dead of Night is an extraordinary tale of the extreme measures taken to combat international poaching and smuggling' C.J. Box 'As dark as the darkest of Nordic Noir' Yrsa Sigurdardottir 'A wonderful, original voice' Peter James 'Impossible to put down' Library Journal. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.


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  • Matt Wesolowski

    Published by Orenda Books, United Kingdom, London, 2019

    ISBN 10: 1912374579ISBN 13: 9781912374571

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Elusive online journalist Scott King investigates another cold case the disappearance of a seven-year-old boy from his fathers car on Christmas Eve in an intensely dark, deeply chilling and searingly thought-provoking thriller, in another episode of Six Stories. ***LONGLISTED for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year*** ***SHORTLISTED for Best Thriller at the Amazon Publishing Readers Awards 2019*** ***SHORTLISTED for Best Independent Voice at the Amazon Publishing Readers Awards 2019*** Insidiously terrifying, with possibly the creepiest woods since The Blair Witch Project a genuine chiller with a whammy of an ending C J Tudor Frighteningly wonderful one of the best books Ive read in years Khurrum Rahman A creepy, chilling read that is ridiculously difficult to put down Luca Veste ________________ A missing child A family in denial Six witnesses Six stories Which one is true? On Christmas Eve in 1988, seven-year-old Alfie Marsden vanished in the dark Wentshire Forest Pass, when his father, Sorrel, stopped the car to investigate a mysterious knocking sound. No trace of the child, nor his remains, have ever been found. Alfie Marsden was declared officially dead in 1995. Elusive online journalist, Scott King, whose Six Stories podcasts have become an internet sensation, investigates the disappearance, interviewing six witnesses, including Sorrel and his ex-partner, to try to find out what really happened that fateful night. Journeying through the trees of the Wentshire Forest a place synonymous with strange sightings, and tales of hidden folk who dwell there, he talks to a company that tried and failed to build a development in the forest, and a psychic who claims to know what happened to the little boy Intensely dark, deeply chilling and searingly thought provoking, Changeling is an up-to-the-minute, startling thriller, taking you to places you will never, ever forget ________________ Praise for the Six Stories series Matt Wesolowski brilliantly depicts a desperate and disturbed corner of north-east England in which paranoia reigns and goodness is thwarted an exceptional storyteller' Andrew Michael Hurley Beautifully written, smart, compassionate and scary as hell. Matt Wesolowski is one of the most exciting and original voices in crime fiction Alex North Endlessly inventive and with literary thrills a-plenty, Matt Wesolowski is boldly carving his own uniquely dark niche in fiction Benjamin Myers Disturbing, compelling and atmospheric, it will terrify and enthral you in equal measure M W Craven First-class plotting S Magazine A dazzling fictional mystery Foreword Reviews Readers of Kathleen Barbers Are You Sleeping and fans of Ruth Ware will enjoy this slim but compelling novel Booklist Bold, clever and genuinely chillingDeidre OBrien, Sunday Mirror A genuine genre-bending debut Carla McKay, Daily Mail 'Impeccably crafted and gripping from start to finish Doug Johnstone, The Big Issue The very epitome of a must-read Heat Wonderfully horrifying the suspense crackles James Oswald Original, inventive and dazzlingly clever Fiona Cummins Haunting, horrifying, and heartrending. Fans of Arthur Machen, whose unsettling tale The White People provides an epigraph, will want to check this one out Publishers Weekly. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

  • Matt Wesolowski

    Published by Orenda Books, United Kingdom, London, 2021

    ISBN 10: 1913193489ISBN 13: 9781913193485

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Online investigative journalist Scott King investigates the death of a pop megastar, the subject of multiple accusations of sexual abuse and murder before his untimely demise in a fire another episode of the startlingly original, award-winning Six Stories series. A captivating, genre-defying book with hypnotic storytellingRosamund Lupton A chilling, wholly original and quite brilliant story.Deityis utterly compelling, and Matt Wesolowski is a wonderful writerChris Whitaker Matt Wesolowski taking the crime novel to places its never been before. Filled with dread, in the best possible wayJoseph Knox _______________ A shamed pop star A devastating fire Six witnesses Six stories Which one is true? When pop megastar Zach Crystal dies in a fire at his remote mansion, his mysterious demise rips open the bitter divide between those who adored his music and his endless charity work, and those who viewed him as a despicable predator, who manipulated and abused young and vulnerable girls. Online journalist, Scott King, whose Six Stories podcasts have become an internet sensation, investigates the accusations of sexual abuse and murder that were levelled at Crystal before he died. But as Scott begins to ask questions and rake over old graves, some startling inconsistencies emerge: Was the fire at Crystals remote home really an accident? Are reports of a haunting really true? Why was he never officially charged? Dark, chillingly topical and deeply thought-provoking,Deityis both an explosive thriller and a startling look at how heroes can fall from grace and why we turn a blind eye to even the most heinous of crimes _______________ Praise for the Six Stories series A gripping exposure of the underbelly of celebrity and obsessive fandom with lashings of supernatural horror Daisy Jones and the Sixgone to the dark side. I couldnt put it downHarriet Tyce Matt Wesolowski is boldly carving his own uniquely dark niche in fictionBenjamin Myers Dark, twisty and incredibly clever . an author to watch!C L Taylor A dark, twisting rabbit hole of a novel. You won't be able to put it down'Francine Toon First-class plottingS Magazine A dazzling fictional mysteryForeword Reviews Readers of Kathleen BarbersAre You Sleepingand fans of Ruth Ware will enjoy this slim but compelling novelBooklist An exceptional storyteller'Andrew Michael Hurley Beautifully written, smart, compassionate and scary as hell. Matt Wesolowski is one of the most exciting and original voices in crime fictionAlex North Insidiously terrifying, with possibly the creepiest woods sinceThe Blair Witch Project a genuine chiller with a whammy of an endingC J Tudor Frighteningly wonderful one of the best books Ive read in yearsKhurrum Rahman Disturbing, compelling and atmospheric, it will terrify andenthralyou in equal measureM W Craven Bold, clever and genuinely chilling with a terrificSunday Mirror A genuine genre-bending debutDaily Mail 'Impeccably crafted and gripping from start to finish Big Issue The very epitome of a must-readHeat Wonderfully horrifying the suspense cracklesJames Oswald Original, inventive and dazzlingly cleverFiona Cummins Haunting, horrifying, and heartrending. Fans of Arthur Machen will want to check this one outPublishers Weekly. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.


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  • Michael J. Malone

    Published by Orenda Books, United Kingdom, London, 2019

    ISBN 10: 1912374331ISBN 13: 9781912374335

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. When a strange woman slips a note into grieving widow Paula's pocket at her husband's funeral, everything suggests that he was not all that he seemed . A devastatingly moving, explosive psychological thriller from the international bestselling author of A Suitable Lie. 'Disturbing but compulsive . I loved it' Martina Cole 'Bristling with unease, this is domestic noir at its very darkest, twisting the marriage thriller into a new and troubling shape' Eva Dolan 'Vivid, visceral and compulsive' Ian Rankin ------------------------ You need to know who your husband really was. When Paula Gadd's husband of almost thirty years dies, just days away from the seventh anniversary of their son, Christopher's death, her world falls apart. Grieving and bereft, she is stunned when a young woman approaches her at the funeral service, and slips something into her pocket. A note suggesting that Paula's husband was not all that he seemed. When the two women eventually meet, a series of revelations challenges everything Paula thought she knew, and it becomes immediately clear that both women's lives are in very real danger. Both a dark, twisty slice of domestic noir and taut, explosive psychological thriller, After He Died is also a chilling reminder that the people we trust the most can harbour the deadliest secrets. ------------------------ Praise for Michael J. Malone 'Gripping and suspenseful fare that reinforces Malone's renown for producing psychological thrillers' Herald Scotland 'It's a tough high-wire act, balancing believability with surprise, but the author pulls it off with aplomb. Excellent stuff' Doug Johnstone, The Big Issue 'Michael J Malone has portrayed this beautifully and managed to get the balance just right . A well-paced, excellent read' Promoting Crime 'After he Died is a fantastic read packed with engaging characters and a compelling narrative' CrimeSquad 'An explosive tale, one that takes hold, bites, and doesn't let go' LoveReading 'A stark, gripping storyline' Scots 'A fine, page-turning thriller' Daily Mail 'Original, engrossing and scary' The Times 'Brilliantly creepy' Daily Record 'Genuinely shocking' Crime by the Book 'Delightfully disturbing' Chapter in My Life 'Michael Malone has a way of telling a story that just leaves you more than a little disturbed yet breathless with admiration' Live & Deadly 'Enthralling, wonderful, intense, full of suspense and twists that had my head in a spin! Crime Book Junkie 'Michael J. Malone is quickly making his way up my list of favourite authors' Always Trust in Books. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.


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  • Doug Johnstone

    Published by Orenda Books, United Kingdom, London, 2020

    ISBN 10: 1913193349ISBN 13: 9781913193348

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Running private-investigator and funeral-home businesses means trouble is never far away, and the Skelf women take on their most perplexing, chilling cases yet in Book Two of the darkly funny, devastatingly tense and addictive Skelfs series! ***Longlisted for Theakston s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year*** Compelling, compassionate just brilliant. This series gets better with every book. I cannot get enough of the Skelfs ¬Mark Billingham Brilliantly drawn and blackly comic ¬Herald Scotland Confirms the Skelfs as a classic crime clan. I can t wait for the next one ¬Erin Kelly I LOVE the Skelfs The only problem with¬The Big Chill¬is that you ll devour it so fast you ll feel as bereft as one of the Skelfs clients. Doug Johnstone has murdered sleep ¬Val McDermid ____________________ Haunted by their past, the Skelf women are hoping for a quieter life. But running both a funeral directors and a private investigation business means trouble is never far away, and when a car crashes into the open grave at a funeral that matriarch Dorothy is conducting, she can t help looking into the dead driver s shadowy life.¬ While Dorothy uncovers a dark truth at the heart of Edinburgh society, her daughter Jenny and granddaughter Hannah have their own struggles. Jenny s ex-husband Craig is making plans that could shatter the Skelf women s lives, and the increasingly obsessive Hannah has formed a friendship with an elderly professor that is fast turning deadly. But something even more sinister emerges when a drumming student of Dorothy s disappears and suspicion falls on her parents. The Skelf women find themselves sucked into an unbearable darkness but could the real threat be to themselves? Following three women as they deal with the dead, help the living and find out who they are in the process,¬The Big Chill¬follows¬A Dark Matter, book one in the Skelfs series, which reboots the classic PI novel while asking the big existential questions, all with a big dose of pitch-black humour. ____________________ Exceptional Johnstone seamlessly presents their stories with depth, elegance, and a delicate touch of wry humor as they get difficult jobs done with grace and kindness. This is a must for those seeking strong, authentic, intelligent female protagonists ¬Publishers Weekly Emotionally complex, richly layered and darkly funny. An addictive blend of¬Case Histories¬and¬Six Feet Under ¬Chris Brookmyre Johnstone s intuitive depiction of this trinity of resilient women is never less than flawless, in this tale punctuated by emotional depth and moments of dark humour. ¬Raven Crime Reads Praise for The Skelfs series ***Shortlisted for the McIlvanney Prize for Best Scottish Crime Book of the Year*** An engrossing and beautifully written tale that bears all the Doug Johnstone hallmarks in its warmth and darkly comic undertones ¬Herald Scotland Gripping and blackly humorous ¬Observer This dark but touching thriller makes for a thoroughly enjoyable slice of Edinburgh noir ¬Mary Paulson-Ellis This enjoyable mystery is also a touching and often funny portrayal of grief, as the three tough but tender main characters pick up the pieces and carry on: more, please ¬Guardian A tense ride strong, believable characters ¬Kerry Hudson,¬Big Issue They are all wonderful characters: flawed, funny, brave and well set up for a series. I wouldn t call him cosy, but there s warmth to Johnstone s writing ¬Sunday Times. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.


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  • Antti Tuomainen

    Published by Orenda Books, United Kingdom, London, 2019

    ISBN 10: 1912374315ISBN 13: 9781912374311

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. ***Shortlisted for the CrimeFest Last Laugh Award*** ***Book of the Year in The Times*** Things don't go entirely to plan when undercover ace detective Jan Nyman is sent to the 'hottest beach in Finland' to investigate a suspicious death. Fargo meets Baywatch in a mesmerising, poignant dark-comedy thriller by the King of Helsinki Noir 'A roller-coaster read and extraordinarily poignant' Guardian 'Tuomainen is the funniest writer in Europe' Marcel Berlins, The Times 'Right up there with the best' TLS ------------------------------------ Sex, lies and ill-fitting swimwear . Sun Protection Factor 100 Jan Nyman, the ace detective of the covert operations unit of the National Central Police, is sent to a sleepy seaside town to investigate a mysterious death. Nyman arrives in the town dominated by a bizarre holiday village - the 'hottest beach in Finland'. The suspect: Olivia Koski, who has only recently returned to her old hometown. The mission: find out what happened, by any means necessary. With a nod to Fargo, and dark noir, Palm Beach Finland is both a page-turning thriller and a black comedy about lust for money, fleeing dreams and people struggling at turning points in their lives - chasing their fantasies regardless of reason. ------------------------------------ 'Inspired meld of crime and dark comedy . Colourful characters and awkward situations, as when Nyman becomes a person of interest to the locals, enhance the zany plot. Tim Dorsey fans will have fun' Publishers Weekly 'A sort of Fargo in Finland, if you can imagine such a thing' Crime Reads 'Finnish criminal chucklemeister Tuomainen is channelling Carl Hiaasen in this hilarious novel set in a bizarre Florida-style beach resort on Finland's chilly shore. There are comically inept dim-crims, inventive psychos, a hot babe and even a blow-up pink flamingo - which is a lot for ace detective Jan Nyman to deal with when he arrives, undercover, to investigate a mysterious death' Sunday Times 'Tuomainen's crime comedy is frequently compared to Fargo-era Coen Brothers, but Florida's Carl Hiaasen is likely a strong influence too . A full-blooded, off-kilter caper-gone-wrong that also serves as an acerbic commentary on the crime genre' Irish Times 'You don't expect to laugh when you're reading about terrible crimes, but that's what you'll do when you pick up one of Tuomainen's decidedly quirky thrillers' New York Times 'A tightly paced Scandinavian thriller with a wicked sense of humour' Foreword Reviews 'Like Fargo before it, unfortunate events take place and people get in over their heads . The off kilter, black comedy tone is perfect for such a far-fetched story, guaranteeing plenty of spontaneous bouts of laughter' CultureFly 'You'll laugh, you'll cry with laughter, what is there not to like? Welcome to a classic new holiday resort!' Crime Time 'A quirky, smirky, entertaining slice of fabulous . A wonderful wave of dark humour rolls through this novel gathering raised eyebrows and snorts' LoveReading 'Takes a Finnish slice from the comic, crazy, greedy, crime world of the likes of Get Shorty or Fargo. Where will Tuomainen's imagination take us next? I don't know but before that - read this one. Absolutely recommended' EuroCrime. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.


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  • Antti Tuomainen

    Published by Orenda Books, United Kingdom, London, 2017

    ISBN 10: 1910633534ISBN 13: 9781910633533

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. An investigative reporter sets out to uncover the truth about a mining company in Northern Finland, whose activities have caused an environmental disaster. Timely, atmospheric and chilling Nordic Noir from one of Finland's finest writers. 'Tuomainen writes beautifully' Publishers Weekly 'Clever, atmospheric and wonderfully imaginative' Sunday Mirror 'A simple story told with passion and elegant sadness' The Times --------------------------- A hitman. A journalist. A shattered family. A mine spewing toxic secrets that threaten to poison them all. In the dead of winter, investigative reporter Janne Vuori sets out to uncover the truth about a mining company, whose illegal activities have created an environmental disaster in a small town in Northern Finland. When the company's executives begin to die in a string of mysterious accidents, and Janne's personal life starts to unravel, past meets present in a catastrophic series of events that could cost him his life. A traumatic story of family, a study in corruption, and a shocking reminder that secrets from the past can return to haunt us, with deadly results, The Mine is a gripping, beautifully written, terrifying and explosive thriller by the King of Helsinki Noir. ------------------------------------- 'Dark, captivating and troubling' Crime Fiction Lover 'Beautifully executed . mesmerising' Australian Crime 'Antti Tuomainen again creates a powerful book, set firmly within the boundaries of strong themes and unforgettable characters, with the huge dose of beautiful sensitive style, masterfully translated from Finnish by David Hackston' Crime Review 'You don't expect to laugh when you're reading about terrible crimes, but that's what you'll do when you pick up one of Tuomainen's decidedly quirky thrillers' New York Times 'Antti Tuomainen is a wonderful writer, whose characters, plots and atmosphere are masterfully drawn' Yrsa Sigurdardottir 'One of the most compelling, emotionally satisfying and beautifully realised crime thrillers that I have encountered this year. The clarity and deceptively simple style of Tuomainen's prose is utterly compelling' Raven Crime Reads. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.


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  • Louise Beech

    Published by Orenda Books, United Kingdom, London, 2016

    ISBN 10: 1910633194ISBN 13: 9781910633199

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. A mother battles to save her child's life by recounting an extraordinary true story of a sailor's fight for survival at sea during the Second World War . a beautiful, poignant debut celebrating the power of words, and what it really means to be brave. ***Longlisted for the Not the Booker Prize*** 'It's a gentle book, full of emotion and it's similar in tone to The Book Thief, a book that Rose reads with a torch under the bedclothes' Irish Times 'Louise Beech masterfully envelops us in two worlds separated by time yet linked by fierce family devotion, bravery and the triumph of human spirit. Wonderful' Amanda Jennings ______________ All the stories died that morning . until we found the one we'd always known. When nine-year-old Rose is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, Natalie must use her imagination to keep her daughter alive. They begin dreaming about and seeing a man in a brown suit who feels hauntingly familiar, a man who has something for them. Through the magic of storytelling, Natalie and Rose are transported to the Atlantic Ocean in 1943, to a lifeboat, where an ancestor survived for fifty days before being rescued. Poignant, beautifully written and tenderly told, How To Be Brave weaves together the contemporary story of a mother battling to save her child's life with an extraordinary true account of bravery and a fight for survival in the Second World War. A simply unforgettable debut that celebrates the power of words, the redemptive energy of a mother's love . and what it really means to be brave. ______________ 'An amazing story of hope and survival . a love letter to the power of books and stories' Nick Quantrill 'Two family stories of loss and redemption intertwine in a painfully beautiful narrative. This book grabbed me right around my heart and didn't let go' Cassandra Parkin 'Louise Beech is a natural born storyteller and this is a wonderful story' Russ Litten 'Beautifully written, intelligent and moving, this book will stay with you long after you reach the end' Ruth Dugdall. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.


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  • Louise Beech

    Published by Orenda Books, United Kingdom, London, 2020

    ISBN 10: 1913193217ISBN 13: 9781913193218

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. When iconic musical Dust is revived twenty years after the leading actress was murdered in her dressing room, a series of eerie events haunts the new cast, in a bewitching, beguiling, moving and terrifyingly dark psychological thriller. 'A delicate supernatural thriller of love, loss, murder and the dangers that come with getting what you wish for. Quite lovely in a dark, dark way' Sarah Pinborough 'Ghost story, murder mystery, romance. This mesmerising and entertaining book has it all.' Emma Curtis 'Haunting, provocative, and true to Beech's style: packed with pain and heart' Jack Jordan _________________________________ A haunted theatre A murdered actress Three cursed teenagers A secret that devastates them all. The Dean Wilson Theatre is believed to be haunted by a long-dead actress, singing her last song, waiting for her final cue, looking for her killer. Now Dust, the iconic musical, is returning after twenty years. But who will be brave enough to take on the role of ghostly goddess Esme Black, last played by Morgan Miller, who was murdered in her dressing room? Theatre usher Chloe Dee is caught up in the spectacle. As the new actors arrive, including an unexpected face from her past, everything changes. Are the eerie sounds and sightings backstage real or just her imagination? Is someone playing games? Is the role of Esme Black cursed? Could witchcraft be at the heart of the tragedy? And are dark deeds from Chloe's past about to catch up with her? Not all the drama takes place onstage. Sometimes murder, magic, obsession and the biggest of betrayals are real life. When you're in the theatre shadows, you see everything. And Chloe has been watching. ________ 'A bold, original concept brilliantly executed . I adored it' John Marrs 'A delicate and mesmerising thriller' Matt Wesolowski 'Dark and haunting . further cements Louise Beech as one of the most original and exciting authors of the moment' Claire Allan 'Loads of twists and turns as the tension ramps up to breaking point' Gill Paul 'This book is about believing in yourself and finding out that you had the power all along' Madeleine Black 'It kept me reading until my eyes hurt and kept me thinking about it long after I'd finished' Fionnuala Kearney 'A work of almost tangible atmosphere and authenticity . poignant and layered' S. E. Lyne. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.


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  • Vanda Symon

    Published by Orenda Books, United Kingdom, London, 2019

    ISBN 10: 191237465XISBN 13: 9781912374656

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. When a university student is murdered in Dunedin's university district, newly transferred young female police officer Sam Shephard is drawn into the investigation . The heart-stoppingly tense next instalment in the page-turning, international bestselling Sam Shephard series 'Finally, UK readers get to discover New Zealand's own Queen of Crime. Vanda Symon is a big talent and everything she writes is fast, intelligent and utterly gripping. This one's a cracker' Liam McIlvanney 'Fast-moving New Zealand procedural . the Edinburgh of the south has never been more deadly' Ian Rankin 'It is Symon's copper Sam, self-deprecating and very human, who represents the writer's real achievement' Guardian 'Antipodean-set crime is riding high thanks to the likes of Jane Harper and fans of The Dry will also love Vanda Symon's The Ringmaster' Red Magazine ------------------------------ Death is stalking the South Island of New Zealand Marginalised by previous antics, Sam Shephard, is on the bottom rung of detective training in Dunedin, and her boss makes sure she knows it. She gets involved in her first homicide investigation, when a university student is murdered in the Botanic Gardens, and Sam soon discovers this is not an isolated incident. There is a chilling prospect of a predator loose in Dunedin, and a very strong possibility that the deaths are linked to a visiting circus. Determined to find out who's running the show, and to prove herself, Sam throws herself into an investigation that can have only one ending. Rich with atmosphere, humour and a dark, shocking plot, The Ringmaster marks the return of passionate, headstrong police officer, Sam Shephard, in the next instalment of Vanda Symon's bestselling series. ------------------------------ 'An absolute must-have' Daily Express 'A sassy heroine, fabulous sense of place, and rip-roaring stories with a twist' Kate Mosse 'Vanda Symon is part of a new wave of Kiwi crime writers . her talent for creating well-rounded characters permeates throughout' Crime Watch 'Lively evocation of small-town life, with a plot that grabs the reader's attention with a heart-stopping opening and doesn't let go' The Times 'An absolute beauty of a read, well-written, absorbing, and extremely enjoyable' LoveReading 'Fast-moving New Zealand procedural . the Edinburgh of the south has never been more deadly' Ian Rankin 'Full of action and plenty of plot twists, but the star of the show is always the small but mighty Sam Shephard. With her dry sense of humor, indomitable spirit, and constant need to prove herself, Sam is the perfect heroine to root for . Atmospheric, emotional, and gripping' Foreword Reviews 'Symon follows up the terrific Overkill (2019) with this equally absorbing story . A fine thriller by a writer who deserves a larger audience in the US' Booklist. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.


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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. When a middle-aged couple downsizes to the countryside for an easier life, their two daughters become isolated, argumentative and violent . A chilling, vicious and darkly funny psychological thriller from bestselling author Helen FitzGerald. 'Sharp, shocking and savagely funny. Helen Fitzgerald is a wonderfully original storyteller' Chris Whitaker 'A new novel from Helen Fitzgerald is always a major event . magnificent' Mark Billingham 'I devoured Keep Her Sweet . shite parenting and a dysfunctional sister relationship goes to fatal extremes' Erin Kelly ----------------------------- Desperate to enjoy their empty nest, Penny and Andeep downsize to the countryside, to forage, upcycle and fall in love again, only to be joined by their two twenty-something daughters, Asha and Camille. Living on top of each other in a tiny house, with no way to make money, tensions simmer, and as Penny and Andeep focus increasingly on themselves, the girls become isolated, argumentative and violent. When Asha injures Camille, a family therapist is called in, but she shrugs off the escalating violence between the sisters as a classic case of sibling rivalry . and the stress of the family move. But this is not sibling rivalry. The sisters are in far too deep for that. This is a murder, just waiting to happen. Chilling, vicious and darkly funny, Keep Her Sweet is not just a tense, sinister psychological thriller, but a startling look at sister relationships and they bonds they share . or shatter. ------------------------- 'A wonderful book about a toxic family . funny, shocking and full of heart. FitzGerald at her coruscating best' Doug Johnstone 'Definitely one for those who love deadly dysfunctional families, whip-smart writing, and their stories dark, dark, deliciously dark' Amanda Jennings 'A novel rippling with power and intensity. A true page-turner' Michael Wood 'Wickedly funny, breath-stealingly tense and utterly chilling . a book you'll want to talk about' Miranda Dickinson 'Helen Fitzgerald has an uncanny ability to balance savagery and hilarity . an absolute banger of a book' Matt Wesolowski 'A crazy but addictive, dark and funny, read' Louise Beech 'Dark humour sings from the pages' Russel McLean 'A fascinating and original tale of a family in rapid decline' Jen Med's Book Reviews 'You will canter through this psychological thriller' Cafe Thinking Praise for Helen FitzGerald *Worst Case Scenario was Guardian, Telegraph, Herald Scotland AND The Week BOOK OF THE YEAR* *Sunday Times TOP 40 Crime Novels in the Last 5 Years* *Longlisted for Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award 2020* 'The main character is one of the most extraordinary you'll meet between the pages of a book' Ian Rankin 'Sublime' Guardian 'This darkly, funny, shocking and surprisingly emotional thriller is unlike anything you've ever read before' Fabulous 'A dark, comic masterpiece which manages to be both excruciatingly tense and laugh out loud funny at the same time' Mark Edwards 'Urgent, angry, absolutely terrifying, yet suffused with the humanity and humour you expect from a Helen Fitzgerald novel' Erin Kelly 'Tantalisingly powerful' The Times 'Ash Mountain is the author at her masterly best . I loved it!' Louise Candlish 'The classic thriller gets a hell of a twist' Heat 'FitzGerald writes like a more focused Irvine Welsh or a less misogynist Philip Roth' Daily Telegraph 'Domestic life is rarely served up quite so dark as this - but that only makes you hungry for more' The Sun. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.


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  • Katie Allen

    Published by Orenda Books, United Kingdom, London, 2021

    ISBN 10: 1913193616ISBN 13: 9781913193614

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. When Rachel's baby is stillborn, she becomes obsessed with the idea that saving a stranger's life months earlier is to blame. An unforgettable, heart-wrenching, warm and funny debut. 'Emotionally engaging, witty, clever and wonderfully satisfying' Daily Express 'A stunning debut . a wise, moving, and thought-provoking novel' Susan Elliot Wright, author of The Flight of Cornelia Blackwood 'A heartbreaking, deeply moving and wonderfully witty tale, which celebrates all it means to be human' Isabelle Broom, author of The Getaway -------------- Mum-to-be Rachel did everything right, but it all went wrong. Her son, Luke, was stillborn and she finds herself on maternity leave without a baby, trying to make sense of her loss. When a misguided well-wisher tells her that everything happens for a reason, she becomes obsessed with finding that reason, driven by grief and convinced that she is somehow to blame. She remembers that on the day she discovered her pregnancy, she'd stopped a man from jumping in front of a train, and she's now certain that saving his life cost her the life of her son. Desperate to find him, she enlists an unlikely ally in Lola, an Underground worker, and Lola's seven-year-old daughter, Josephine, and eventually tracks him down, with completely unexpected results. Both a heart-wrenchingly poignant portrait of grief and a gloriously uplifting and disarmingly funny story of a young woman's determination, Everything Happens for a Reason is a bittersweet, life- affirming read and, quite simply, unforgettable. -------------- 'A beautiful novel, bursting with raw emotional honesty and authenticity' Gill Paul, author of The Secret Wife 'So affecting. Profoundly sad. Funny. I just loved it' Louise Beech, author of This Is How We Are Human 'Darkly funny, yet poignant and moving . Rachel's quest to find out if everything happens for a reason is both heartbreaking and heartwarming' Anna Bell, author of In Case You Missed It 'Some books teach you, others touch your soul, then there are books like this one that bury deep and create a home in your heart' Emma-Claire Wilson, Glass House Magazine 'A triumph . a book of hope and ambition and making sense of the world, a tale of acting spontaneously, living in the moment and throwing caution to the wind' Isabella May, author of Oh! What a Pavlova 'An incredibly important and beautifully written book. Bittersweet and brave, it will keep you both laughing and crying until the last page' Kate Ford, actress, Coronation Street 'The perfect mix of clever, funny and intensely moving' Cari Rosen, author of Secret Diary of a New Mum Aged 43 1/4 'A heart-wrenching, soul-lifting read about loss and redemption in unlikely places' Eve Smith, author of The Waiting Rooms 'Read it and weep but also, incredibly, find moments to laugh and to know there is life after death' Julia Hobsbawm, author of The Simplicity Principle 'Simultaneously devastating and hilarious' Clare Allan, author of Poppy Shakespeare 'A memorable, poetic read . The writing reminded me of Eleanor Oliphant' Becky Fleetwood, author of the Chroma series 'Quirky yet insightful, bright yet wistful, amusing yet emotional . full of contradictions that fuse into the most surprising, moving, and beautiful novel' LoveReading For fans of Jonas Jonasson, Matt Haig, Graeme Simsion and Rachel Joyce. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.


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  • Helga Flatland

    Published by Orenda Books, United Kingdom, London, 2021

    ISBN 10: 1913193691ISBN 13: 9781913193690

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Anne's diagnosis of terminal cancer shines a spotlight onto fractured relationships with her daughter and granddaughter, with surprising, heartwarming results. A moving, elegant and warmly funny novel by the Norwegian Anne Tyler. 'Helga Flatland writes with such astuteness . Her portrayal of a fractured family trying to cope through emotional personal circumstances was perfect. I devoured this in two sittings and was overwhelmed with feelings for the characters' Nina Pottell, Prima 'Sometimes you simply don't have words to express the beauty and experience of a book - this is one of them' Louise Beech _______________ Anne's life is rushing to an unexpected and untimely end. But her diagnosis of terminal cancer isn't just a shock for her - and for her daughter Sigrid and granddaughter Mia - it shines a spotlight onto their fractured and uncomfortable relationships. On a spur-of-the moment trip to France the three generations of women reveal harboured secrets, long-held frustrations and suppressed desires, and learn humbling and heart-warming lessons about how life should be lived when death is so close. With all of Helga Flatland's trademark humour, razor-sharp wit and deep empathy, One Last Time examines the great dramas that can be found in ordinary lives, asks the questions that matter to us all - and ultimately celebrates the resilience of the human spirit, in an exquisite, enchantingly beautiful novel that urges us to treasure and rethink . everything. For fans of Elena Ferrante, Maggie O'Farrell, Mike Gayle, Joanna Cannon, Sally Rooney and Carol Shields. _______________ 'The most beautiful, elegant writing I've read in a long time. If you love Anne Tyler, you will ADORE this' Joanna Cannon 'Flatland is hailed as the Norwegian Anne Tyler, but, for me, she writes like Flatland, which is more than good enough' Saga 'A poignant and beautifully written story . intimate, evocative and moving' Kristin Gleeson 'Helga Flatland possesses a pen made from fluent wisdom, subtle humour and elegance' Carol Lovekin 'Absolutely loved its quiet, insightful generosity' Claire King 'So perceptive and clever' Ronan Hession 'A thoughtful and reflective novel about parents, siblings and the complex - and often challenging - ties that bind them' Hannah Beckerman, Observer 'This is a super exploration of families that I'd urge you to read for the subtle prose, with well defined characters and a strong storyline' Sheila O'Reilly 'Love the sophistication, directness and tenderness of this book' Claire Dyer 'The most clear-eyed, honest, yet sympathetic examination of relationships that I have ever read' Sara Taylor 'The author has been dubbed the Norwegian Anne Tyler and for good reason . If you love books about dysfunctional families, you'll love this' Good Housekeeping 'In quiet prose, Helga Flatland writes with elegance and subtle humour to produce a shrewd and insightful examination of the psychology of family and of loss' Daily Express. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.


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  • Sarah Sultoon

    Published by Orenda Books, United Kingdom, London, 2021

    ISBN 10: 1913193594ISBN 13: 9781913193591

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. A young TV journalist is forced to revisit her harrowing past when she's thrust into a sex-trafficking investigation in her hometown. A startling, searing, debut thriller by award-winning CNN journalist Sarah Sultoon. 'A brave and thought-provoking debut novel. Sarah Sultoon tackles a challenging and disturbing subject without sensation, and her sensitive handling, tight plotting and authentic storytelling make for a compelling read' Adam Hamdy 'A stunning debut . a powerhouse writer' Jo Spain 'Delving into corruption, abuse of power and the resilience of the human spirit, The Source is a taut and thought-provoking book that's all the more unnerving for how much it echoes the headlines in real life' CultureFly ------------ One last chance to reveal the truth. 1996. Essex. Thirteen-year-old schoolgirl Carly lives in a disenfranchised town dominated by a military base, struggling to care for her baby sister while her mum sleeps off another binge. When her squaddie brother brings food and treats, and offers an exclusive invitation to army parties, things start to look a little less bleak. 2006. London. Junior TV newsroom journalist Marie has spent six months exposing a gang of sex traffickers, but everything is derailed when New Scotland Yard announces the re-opening of Operation Andromeda, the notorious investigation into allegations of sex abuse at an army base a decade earlier. As the lives of these two characters intertwine around a single, defining event, a series of utterly chilling experiences is revealed, sparking a nail-biting race to find the truth . and justice. A riveting, searing and devastatingly dark thriller, The Source is also a story about survival, about hopes and dreams, about power, abuse and resilience . an immense, tense and thought-provoking debut that you will never, ever forget. For fans of Holly Watt, Abigail Dean, Fiona Barton, Abi Dare, Kate Elizabeth Russell, Sarah Vaughan and Casey Kelleher ------------- 'Carly and Marie's stories are about to collide, the secrets of the past are devastating, the investigation in the present urgent. This is a tense thriller, a remarkable debut, heartbreaking, but ultimately this is a story of resilience and survival' New Books Magazine 'A powerful, compelling read that doesn't shy away from some upsetting truths . written with such energy' Fanny Blake 'Tautly written and compelling, not afraid to shine a spotlight on the darker forces at work in society' Rupert Wallis 'So authentic and exhilarating . breathtaking pace and relentless ingenuity' Nick Paton Walsh, CNN 'A powerful, intense whammy of a debut that is both uncomfortable and exhilarating to read . Thought-provoking, tense, and expressive, The Source is an utterly compelling debut' LoveReading 'A gripping, dark thriller' Geoff Hill, ITV 'A cleverly constructed story that offers an authentic view behind the scenes in a British newsroom . an original and wholly engaging debut. Definitely a name to watch' Crime Fiction Lover 'My heart was racing . fiction to thrill even the most hard-core adrenaline junkies' Diana Magnay, Sky News 'Unflinching and sharply observed. A hard-hitting, deftly woven debut' Ruth Field 'With this gripping, fast-paced debut thriller, it's easy to see what made Sultoon such a great journalist' Clarissa Ward, CNN 'A hard-hitting, myth-busting rollercoaster of a debut' Eve Smith 'I could picture and feel each scene, all the fear, tension and hope' Katie Allen. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.


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  • Johana Gustawsson

    Published by Orenda Books, United Kingdom, London, 2017

    ISBN 10: 1910633704ISBN 13: 9781910633700

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The hunt for a serial killer takes criminal profiler Emily Roys and true-crime writer Alexis Castells from London to Sweden, and back into the past, to Buchenwald Concentration Camp, in the first instalment an addictive, award-winning new series from the Queen of French Noir ***Winner of Balai de la Decouverte andNouvelle Plume dArgent Awards*** ***International Number One Bestseller*** Dark, oppressive and bloody, but its also thought-provoking, compelling and very movingMetro Gustawssons writing is so vivid, its electrifying. Utterly compellingPeter James A bold and intelligent readLaura Wilson,Guardian ___________________ Evil remembers Falkenberg, Sweden. The mutilated body of talented young jewellery designer, Linnea Blix, is found in a snow-swept marina. Hampstead Heath, London. The body of a young boy is discovered with similar wounds to Linnea's. Buchenwald Concentration Camp, 1944. In the midst of the hell of the Holocaust, Erich Hebner will do anything to see himself as a human again. Are the two murders the work of a serial killer, and how are they connected to shocking events at Buchenwald? Emily Roy, a profiler on loan to Scotland Yard from the Canadian Royal Mounted Police, joins up with Linnea's friend, French true-crime writer Alexis Castells, to investigate the puzzling case. They travel between Sweden and London, and then deep into the past, as a startling and terrifying connection comes to light. ___________________ A terrific, original duo The Times Multi-layered, superbly plotted, brimming with mystery, tension and bone-chilling violence, and with two very different but equally fascinating lead female characters, Block 46 is not for the squeamish or faint-hearted this is a book that has the power to shock and the artistry to impress long after the last page has turned Lancashire Post Utterly compelling Womans Own A bold and audacious debut from a very talented writer. Heralds the beginning of a thrilling new series R J Ellory Viscerally brutal yet delicately beautiful, like blood spatter on fresh snow. An unbelievable debut Matt Wesolowski A truly unique and chilling blend of Nordic Noirs dark atmosphere gritty, bone-chilling, and harrowing its not for the faint of heart, and not to be missedCrime by the Book A real page-turner, I loved it Martina Cole A great serial-killer thriller with a nice twist first rate James Oswald Cleverly plotted, simply excellent Ragnar Jonasson A must-read Daily Express Theres a touch of Hannibal Lector in this one, and the final plot twists are harsh and sudden. Youll want to double check the door locks and keep a few extra lights on, as you read the suspense is brutal Kingdom Books. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.


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  • Kjell Ola Dahl

    Published by Orenda Books, United Kingdom, London, 2019

    ISBN 10: 1912374439ISBN 13: 9781912374434

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The international bestselling godfather of Nordic Noir takes on one of the most horrific periods of modern history, in a stunning standalone thriller . NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER **SHORTLISTED FOR THE PETRONA AWARD FOR BEST SCANDINAVIAN CRIME NOVEL** **LONGLISTED FOR THE CWA INTERNATIONAL DAGGER**` ____________________ 'The Courier is a stylish stand-alone thriller from the godfather of Scandi noir . Ola Dahl ratchets up the tension from the first pages and never lets go' The Times 'Absorbing, heart-rending and perfectly plotted. Kjell Ola Dahl's The Courier passes seamlessly from the present to the dark past of WWII. Fabulous!' Denzil Meyrick 'Cleverly braiding together past and present, the who and why of murder and betrayal are unpicked. The detail is impressive' Daily Mail ____________________ In 1942, Jewish courier Ester is betrayed, narrowly avoiding arrest by the Gestapo. In a great haste, she escapes to Sweden, saving herself. Her family in Oslo, however, is deported to Auschwitz. In Stockholm, Ester meets the resistance hero, Gerhard Falkum, who has left his little daughter and fled both the Germans and allegations that he murdered his wife, Ase, who helped Ester get to Sweden. Their burgeoning relationship ends abruptly when Falkum dies in a fire. And yet, twenty-five years later, Falkum shows up in Oslo. He wants to reconnect with his daughter. But where has he been, and what is the real reason for his return? Ester stumbles across information that forces her to look closely at her past, and to revisit her war-time training to stay alive. Written with Dahl's trademark characterization and elegant plotting, The Courier sees the hugely respected godfather of Nordic Noir at his best, as he takes on one of the most horrific periods of modern history, in an exceptional, shocking thriller. ____________________ 'A dark but richly described backdrop and a relentless, underlying tension drive this sad story to its bittersweet conclusion. Fans of Nordic noir will be satisfied' Publishers Weekly 'Skilfully juggling three Oslo timelines - in 1942, 1967 and 2015 - Dahl starts his story with Germany's occupation of Norway and the work of those who tried to resist, then brings his characters forward to a post-war unravelling of what really happened in those dangerous days - and the traumatic rewriting of personal stories' The Times 'A fascinating, intricate, provocative read, set in motion by events in 1942, and brilliantly highlighting human need and emotions . 'The Courier' sent a shiver coursing through me, it is a truly eloquent and rewarding tale, and oh that ending!' LoveReading 'Written with Dahl's trademark characterisation and clever plotting, The Courier sees one of Norway's most critically acclaimed authors at his best . This stunning and compelling wartime thriller is reminiscent of the writing of John Le Carre and William Boyd' New Books Magazine 'Kjell Ola Dahl's novels are superb. If you haven't read one, you need to - right now' William Ryan 'The kind of masterful, detailed plotting that Dahl is known for . the power of The Courier is how Dahl has given a complex, human face to such an inhuman tragedy' Crime Fiction Lover. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.


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  • Johana Gustawsson

    Published by Orenda Books, United Kingdom, London, 2020

    ISBN 10: 1912374811ISBN 13: 9781912374816

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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The action swings from London to Sweden, and then back into the past, to Franco's Spain, as Roy & Castells hunt a monstrous killer . in the latest instalment of Johana Gustawsson's award-winning, international bestselling series. ***Longlisted for the CWA International Dagger*** 'Historical sections highlight, in distressing detail, the atrocious treatment of mothers-to-be in Franco's Spain . A satisfying, full-fat mystery' The Times 'Assured telling of a complex story' Sunday Times 'Gustawsson's writing is so vivid, it's electrifying. Utterly compelling' Peter James _________________ Spain, 1938: The country is wracked by civil war, and as Valencia falls to Franco's brutal dictatorship, Republican Therese witnesses the murders of her family. Captured and sent to the notorious Las Ventas women's prison, Therese gives birth to a daughter who is forcibly taken from her. Falkenberg, Sweden, 2016: A wealthy family is found savagely murdered in their luxurious home. Discovering that her parents have been slaughtered, Alienor Lindbergh, a new recruit to the UK's Scotland Yard, rushes back to Sweden and finds her hometown rocked by the massacre. Profiler Emily Roy joins forces with Alienor and soon finds herself on the trail of a monstrous and prolific killer. Little does she realise that this killer is about to change the life of her colleague, true-crime writer Alexis Castells. Joining forces once again, Roy and Castells' investigation takes them from the Swedish fertility clinics of the present day back to the terror of Franco's rule, and the horrifying events that took place in Spanish orphanages under its rule. Terrifying, vivid and recounted at breakneck speed, Blood Song is not only a riveting thriller and an examination of corruption in the fertility industry, but a shocking reminder of the atrocities of Spain's dictatorship, in the latest, stunning instalment in the award-winning Roy & Castells series. _________________ 'French novelist Johana Gustawsson writes novels of startling originality. Blood Song [is] truly horrifying' Sunday Times 'Her sleuths tracking a monstrous killer, transporting us from modern-day fertility clinics in Sweden to the abuses of Spanish orphanages under the brutal rule of General Franco . a truly European thriller' Financial Times 'Gritty, bone-chilling, and harrowing - it's not for the faint of heart, and not to be missed' Crime by the Book 'A relentless heart-stopping masterpiece, filled with nightmarish situations that will keep you awake long into the dark nights of winter' New York Journal of Books 'Emotional and atmospheric' New Books Magazine 'Intricately plotted, visceral and emotional the author ramps up the tension and the unfolding keeps the reader guessing to the very end. Scenes are raw, vivid and gripping' Promoting Crime 'I don't think there's a crime writer who writes with such intelligence, darkness and deep sadness as Johana Gustawsson. This was extraordinary' Louise Beech 'Blood Song caught and has held onto my thoughts, it is clever, provocative, and a seriously good read' LoveReading 'A fascinating and engrossing read, but also one that I found intensely harrowing, deeply intimate and which made me cry' Live & Deadly 'A real page-turner, I loved it' Martina Cole 'Cleverly plotted, simply excellent' Ragnar Jonasson 'A must-read' Daily Express 'Bold and audacious' R. J. Ellory. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.


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    Paperback. Condition: Very Good. When a young woman vanishes from an exclusive oceanfront community in the middle of the night, Detective Casey Wray's takes on a case that leads her in chilling, unexpected directions . A twisty, breath-taking police procedural. First in a heart-pounding new series. 'Urgent, thrilling and richly imagined. Without doubt his best yet' Chris Whitaker, author of We Begin at the End 'Reynolds captures the claustrophobic feel of a small town . a tense slice of American noir' Vaseem Khan, author of Midnight at Malabar House 'If you were hooked on Mare of Easttown, this will be right up your street . I read this obsessively' Nina Pottell, Prima 'Rod Reynolds makes the most of this desolate, windswept location . a thrillingly complex narrative develops at speed . his superior cop saga is just the first instalment of a projected series' The Times ____________________ Don't trust ANYONE. When a young woman makes a distressing middle-of-the-night call to 911, apparently running for her life in a quiet, exclusive beachside neighbourhood, miles from her home, everything suggests a domestic incident. Except no one has seen her since, and something doesn't sit right with the officers at Hampstead County PD. With multiple suspects and witnesses throwing up startling inconsistencies, and interference from the top threatening the integrity of the investigation, lead detective Casey Wray is thrust into an increasingly puzzling case that looks like it's going to have only one ending. And then the first body appears. For fans of Susie Steiner, Peter Swanson, M J Arlidge, James Lee Burke and Tana French ___________________ **LONGLISTED for the CWA Steel Dagger for THRILLER of the YEAR** 'Electrifying' Crime Monthly 'An awesome read. A turn of the screw in every chapter' Oscar de Muriel 'If you love Harlen Coben and Lee Child, you will love this . cinematic, epic, you will forget to breathe' Miranda Dickinson 'Compelling and stylish, with devious twists and a cleverly crafted ending. Very, very impressive' G J Minnett 'A twisty, high-stakes, high-voltage murder mystery' Tim Baker 'In Casey Wray he has created a series character with an engaging mix of guts and vulnerability ably supported by a strong supporting cast. His prose style is crisp with the occasional touch of the poetic that lifts noir writing out of the pulps' Shots Magazine 'Beautifully written, deeply atmospheric and cleverly plotted, with a brilliant new protagonist' Andrea Carter 'Utterly gripping and packs one hell of an emotional punch. Perfect for fans of Bosch' Steph Broadribb 'There's something particularly special about Black Reed Bay and it's Detective Casey Wray . I felt like I'd known her all my life' Joy Kluver. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.


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