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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.

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.

Ragdoll

Ragdoll

Hardback, £12.99

Any book that has one body but six murders needs to be written at a pace and Ragdoll does that brilliantly. It has action, a conflicted detective where at one crime scene when he cannot find the right clothes turns up in a t-shirt and shorts. It has humour and a brilliant plot line.

The story begins on 28th June 2014 and then follows the investigation a day at a time. Fawkes is built slowly as a character leaving the reader to think that this is the beginning of a series – which I for one am happy about. The characters are well developed and you are pulled into their relationships making them feel real and as the reader you have an interest in them.

The two lead detectives are Wolf and Baxter although there is an interesting team formed around them. Detective William ‘Wolf’ Fawkes and his former partner Detective Helen Baxter of the London Met investigate the case of a murderer who has stitched dismembered parts of 6 victims together to form a ‘ragdoll’.

I challenge you to spot the ending in this excellent debut thriller, intriguing and unexpected twist at the end.

Sheila O’Reilly

The House at Sea's End

The House at Sea's End

Paperback £7.99

Hazel is finding the Ruth Galloway mysteries completely addictive. This is the third in the Dr Ruth Galloway mysteries, set in the Norfolk coast, well written, great characters and utterly compelling. So compelling that I have A Room Full of Bones ready to start as soon as I’ve finished this.

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