Crime, thriller & mystery

From Richard Osman’s bestselling Thursday Murder Club series to the latest nail-biting thriller from crime favourites like Lisa Jewell or Claire Douglas, our crime, thrillers and mystery books will cater to the tastes of every scary-story lover out there. Whether it’s chilling true crime books, a detective novel, or James Patterson and Dolly Parton partnering up to pen Run Rose Run, prepare to be led through adrenaline-fueled journeys where deception is everywhere and the truth waits to be uncovered.

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Which member of the Thursday Murder Club are you?

Are you more Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim or Ron? Find out with Richard Osman's quiz...

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