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Paperback crime novels that we’ve read, loved and would recommend to you if you popped into the bookshop.

Paperback crime novels that we’ve read, loved and would recommend to you if you popped into the bookshop.

Prussian Blue

Prussian Blue

Paperback £7.99

A thriller perfect for fans of John le Carre and Robert Harris.
1956. Bernie Gunther is on the run. If there’s one thing he’s learned, it’s never to refuse a job from a high-ranking secret policeman. But this is exactly what he’s just done. Now he’s a marked man.

Then She Was Gone

Then She Was Gone

Hardback £12.99

THEN – She was fifteen, her mother’s golden girl. She had her whole life ahead of her. And then, in the blink of an eye, Ellie was gone. NOW – it’s been ten years since Ellie disappeared, but Laurel has never given up hope of finding her daughter. And then one day a stranger called Floyd walks into a cafe and sweeps Laurel off her feet.

A stylish thriller with a fantastic plot twist that will not want to put down. I initially picked it up to read the first chapter or so to gauge and literally continue reading straight through to the end.

There’s a lot of choice if you want to buy a psychological thriller however Then She Was Gone is one of the best on the bookshelves right now. Pop this into your suitcase for a great summer read.

The Trepresser

The Trepresser

Paperback £7.99

Everyone in the bookshop has read and loved Tana French’s last crime novel set in Dublin. If we were to sum up our feelings, we’d say it is her best yet in what is already an excellent series in which you follow the lives and loves of a fictional Dublin Murder Squad.

If you popped in and asked for a recommendation for a good crime mystery this is one we’d put in your hand and say you must read this.

Into the Water

Into the Water

Hardback £20 (£5 off for a limited period)

Hazel is reading and loving the new thriller from Paula Hawkins. With the same propulsion that captivated millions of readers worldwide in her debut, The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins unfurls a gripping, twisting, layered story set in a small riverside town. Once again in Into The Water Hawkins demonstrates her powerful understanding of human instincts and the damage they can inflict.

Blood Wedding

Blood Wedding

Paperback £7.99

A gripping standalone psychological thriller about marriage, manipulation and murder by the internationally bestselling author of Alex.

The Guardian says “Blood Wedding is a dementedly Hitchcockian tale of gas-lighting: suspend disbelief and enjoy, Utterly unpredictable and told with relish.”

I See You

I See You

Paperback £7.99

Lose yourself in the twisty, gripping number one bestseller from Richard & Judy Book Club winner, Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go – you won’t be able to put it down

Saturday Requiem : A Frieda Klein Novel

Saturday Requiem : A Frieda Klein Novel

Paperback £7.99

Nicci French’s darkest most shocking thriller yet, Saturday Requiem is the stand-alone sixth instalment of the Frieda Klein series, about a young girl accused of murdering her family Thirteen years ago eighteen-year-old Hannah Docherty was arrested for the brutal murder of her family. It was an open-shut case and Hannah’s been incarcerated in a secure hospital ever since. When psychotherapist Frieda Klein is asked to meet Hannah and give her assessment of her, she reluctantly agrees.

What she finds horrifies her. And Frieda is haunted by the thought that Hannah might be as much of a victim as her family; that something wasn’t right all those years ago. And as Hannah’s case takes hold of her, Frieda soon begins to realize that she’s up against someone who’ll go to any lengths to protect themself.

The Beautiful Dead

The Beautiful Dead

Paperback £7.99

They wanted the same things. Death – and an audience. Eve Singer makes her living from death. As a TV crime reporter, she’ll go to any length to get the latest scoop. But when a twisted serial killer starts using her to gain the publicity he craves, Eve must decide how far she’s willing to go – and how close she’ll let him get…

Still unsure, Tracey has just finished this book and absolutely loved it.

Rattle

Rattle

Paperback £12.99

Wow sums up this brilliant and creepy thriller from Fiona Cummins. Opening with a chilling first chapter you are totally gripped from the start.

Cummins has a brilliant style taking you to the heart of the families involved, their troubles, secrets before their lives are torn apart with child abduction’s.

Clara is the daughter of Amy and Miles Foyle who live in South London and who is taken by The Bone Collector in the school playground – every parent’s nightmare. The Foyles are a troubled family and as the chase for the murderer develops we see inside the family and its troubles are laid bare. Shortly afterwards Jakey, a sick child of Erdman and Lilith Firth is kidnapped and so the chase intensifies.

The Girl Before

The Girl Before

Hardback £12.99

Apsychological thriller that spins one woman’s seemingly good fortune, and another woman’s mysterious fate, through a kaleidoscope of duplicity, death, and deception.

A damaged young woman gets the unique opportunity to rent a one-of-a-kind house. When she falls in love with the sexy, enigmatic architect who designed it, she has no idea she is following in the footsteps of the girl who came before: the house’s former tenant.

The eerie parallels in the two girls’ lives lay bare an enthralling story…and make this novel the must-read thriller of the season.

What our customers say

Don’t be put off by its diminutive size – it’s like a TARDIS, and there’s a far greater choice of books on display than the laws of physics should really allow.

Everyone there is enthusiastic and friendly. They really know about books, and they display them so enticingly that it is hard to walk past! They are expert at looking up obscure publications, and efficient at getting most things in the very next day. Couldn’t be better.


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