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Typhoon Fury

Clive Cussler (and others)

The crew are in the wild Philippines and a secret threatens to end the world, in the ALL NEW rip-roaring Oregon Files novel, from THE Adventure King himself, Clive Cussler.


Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon are about to sail into a perfect storm of danger. Their mission? To stop a new world war . . .

Hired to search for a collection of paintings worth half a billion dollars, Juan Cabrillo soon finds himself in much deeper waters when he discovers the vicious leader of a Filipino insurgency is using the paintings they seek to finance his attacks.

Far worse, Salvadore Locsin has stumbled upon a deadly secret of World War II: a serum designed to create an army of super-warriors.

With Locsin's plan threatening to engulf Asia in war, Oregon's crew must take on the rebel commander, a South African mercenary intent on taking the drug for himself, a swarm of torpedo drones targeting the US Navy, and a gathering megastorm.

For Juan and his elite team, failure is not an option. An apocalyptic world war is on the horizon, and only they can stand in its way.

Typhoon Fury is a masterful suspense novel, full of the adventure, break-neck pace and danger that make Clive Cussler an unbeatable storyteller.

Cold Christmas

Alastair Gunn

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DCI Antonia Hawkins has a killer to catch. Only she can't predict what is waiting for her at the end of the chase.

Nobody remembers the young men entering the abandoned London flat a few weeks ago. Nobody cares if they left.

Until the unbearable smell of decay.

DCI Antonia Hawkins is called in to view the dead men; three, lying neat in a row. There's no damage to the bodies, no obvious cause of death. Is this a suicide pact? Or is that just how it's meant to look?

If there is a link between the three very different men then Hawkins needs to find it, and fast. Because unless she does, more are going to die. And they might not all be strangers.
Praise for the Alastair Gunn

'Stunning plot twist which I never saw coming . . . brilliantly done' Crime Fiction Lover on My Bloody Valentine

'A truly terrifying debut novel' My Weekly on The Advent Killer

'This is a strong, spell-binding crime novel that shows much promise of dark treasures to come from this author' Crimesquad on The Advent Killer

Bonfire

Krysten Ritter

'Dark, disturbing, and compulsively readable’ Ruth Ware, bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10

Nothing burns as bright as the truth.

It has been ten years since Abby Williams left home and scrubbed away all evidence of her small town roots. Now working as an environmental lawyer in Chicago, she has a thriving career, a modern apartment, and her pick of meaningless one-night stands.

But when a new case takes her back home to Barrens, Indiana, the life Abby painstakingly created begins to crack. Tasked with investigating Optimal Plastics, the town's economic heart, she begins to find strange connections to a decade-old scandal involving the popular Kaycee Mitchell and her friends—just before Kaycee disappeared for good.

But as Abby tries desperately to find out what happened to Kaycee, troubling memories begin to resurface and she begins to doubt her own observations. And when she unearths an even more disturbing secret, her search threatens the reputations, and lives, of the community and risks exposing a darkness that may consume her.

With tantalizing twists, slow-burning suspense, and a remote, rural town of five claustrophobic miles, Bonfire is a dark exploration of what happens when your past and present collide.

Eden

Candice Fox

The second instalment in the Archer & Bennett series, from the Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author, Candice Fox.

Most police duos run on trust, loyalty, and the desire to see killers in court. But Detective Frank Bennett’s partner, the enigmatic Eden Archer, has nothing to offer him but danger.

Eden doesn’t mind catching killers – but it’s not in the courthouse where her justice is served.

And now she is about to head undercover and it’s up to Frank to watch over her.

But as the darkness around Eden gathers, Frank begins to ask himself: is Eden saving lives, or taking them?

Frank is about to find out…

The Midnight Line

Lee Child (and others)

Jack Reacher takes an aimless stroll past a pawn shop in a small Midwestern town. In the window he sees a West Point class ring from 2005. It’s tiny. It’s a woman cadet’s graduation present to herself. Why would she give it up? Reacher’s a West Pointer too, and he knows what she went through to get it.

Reacher tracks the ring back to its owner, step by step, down a criminal trail leading west. Like Big Foot come out of the forest, he arrives in the deserted wilds of Wyoming. All he wants is to find the woman. If she’s OK, he’ll walk away. If she’s not … he’ll stop at nothing.

He’s still shaken by the recent horrors of Make Me, and now The Midnight Line sees him set on a raw and elemental quest for simple justice. Best advice: don’t get in his way.

Maigret: Collected Cases

Georges Simenon (and others)

Maurice Denham is the famous French detective Maigret and Michael Gough is his creator Georges Simenon in these five classic radio dramatisations.

Parisian detective Jules Maigret first appeared in print in 1931, and went on to feature in 76 novels and 28 short stories. An enduringly popular character, his adventures have been adapted on radio and television, most recently in ITV’s series starring Rowan Atkinson.

In these radio plays, Maigret and Simenon look back over five of their most memorable cases. An anonymous letter sends Maigret back to the village where he grew up, Inspector Lapointe falls in love for the first time – and kills someone for the first time, and a model train seller tells Maigret that his wife is trying to poison him. Plus, how is the death of a Count linked to a collection of love letters? And can Maigret’s carefully prepared plan prevent the latest in a string of serial killings?

First broadcast in 1976 on BBC Radio 4, the episodes included in this collection are:

Maigret Goes Home
Maigret in Montmartre
Maigret has Scruples
Maigret in Society
Maigret Sets a Trap

Classic Radio Crime: presenting vintage detectives for your investigation!

Inspector West: Battle for Inspector West

John Creasey (and others)

Patrick Allen stars as Inspector West in this classic radio adventure, first broadcast on BBC Radio in 1967

Based on the long-running series of novels by John Creasey, the Inspector West dramas became popular with radio audiences between 1967 and 1971. Nicknamed ‘Handsome’ West, the Chief Inspector is one of Scotland Yard’s youngest and smartest detectives, and a devoted family man.

In this action-packed serial, West is in Dorset on the trail of a dangerous criminal mastermind. Young Michael Grant is honeymooning at Uplands hotel when several strange events lead him to suspect that he is being threatened. His mortal enemy – Carosian – has returned to England, and is looking to take revenge on Grant for thwarting his blackmail plans.

Carosian is an old adversary of West’s, and the Chief Inspector sees an opportunity to set a trap and capture his nemesis. But when a man is murdered and Grant’s wife, Christine, disappears, West finds himself facing a deadly battle that he must win...

This thrilling full-cast drama features real-life husband and wife Patrick Allen and Sarah Lawson as Roger and Janet West, with Francis de Wolff as Carosian.

Also included is a half hour episode from The Radio Detectives series, ‘Stand by for West’, in which Professor Jeffrey Richards profiles John Creasey's Scotland Yard inspector.

Classic Radio Crime: presenting vintage detectives for your investigation!

Murder in the Snow

Gladys Mitchell

‘A delight… An amateur sleuth to rival Miss Marple’ Guardian

Mrs Bradley, sharp-eyed detective and celebrated psychiatrist, has decided to spend Christmas with her nephew at his beautiful house in the Cotswolds.

It isn’t long before a mystery unfolds. There are strange events occurring in the nearby wood and local villagers are receiving anonymous threatening letters. Then the snow begins to fall – and a body is discovered.

Mrs Bradley is on the case, but she’ll have to hatch an ingenious plan to reveal the truth and find the culprit…

The Dilemma

Abbie Taylor

Would you do the wrong thing for the right reasons?

I thought you could help me. You’ve just left me here to suffer.

Haunted by her grandmother’s dying words, Dawn can only take comfort in the oath she took on becoming a nurse: first do no harm. It’s a promise she believes in, and takes seriously.

But when a terminally ill patient begs Dawn to end her suffering, Dawn is faced with an unimaginable choice. Except this wouldn’t be murder, it would be mercy – wouldn’t it?

When she starts receiving threats, Dawn realizes that someone knows her terrible secret . . . and that their silence will come at a price. She risked everything for what she believed was right once before – but will she know when to stop?




*previously published as In Safe Hands*

Desert Oath

Oliver Bowden

PREORDER Desert Oath now and become one of the first to travel further back in time than ever before . . . Discover an ancient Egypt on the brink of collapse, and meet the characters in the official prequel to the latest instalment of the bestselling Assassin's Creed video game series.

Before Assassin's Creed Origins, there was an Oath.

Egypt, 70BC, a merciless killer stalks the land. His mission: to find and destroy the last members of an ancient order, the Medjay - to eradicate the bloodline.

In peaceful Siwa, the town's protector abruptly departs, leaving his teenage son, Bayek, with questions about his own future and a sense of purpose he knows he must fulfill. Bayek sets off in search of answers, his journey taking him along the Nile and through an Egypt in turmoil, facing the dangers and the mysteries of the Medjay's path.

A Maigret Christmas

Georges Simenon (and others)

This seasonal collection of short stories brings together three separate cases involving murder, break-ins and a missing child - all set in Paris at Christmastime

More of Poirot's Finest Cases

Agatha Christie (and others)

John Moffat stars as the great Belgian detective Hercule Poirot in seven more BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations.

Evil Under the Sun: On holiday in Devon, Poirot becomes embroiled in the murder of a glamorous American starlet.

Sad Cypress: A poison pen letter begins a chain of events which is to end in tragedy.

Murder in Mesopotamia: When death occurs at an archaeological site in the Iraqi desert, Poirot is on hand to dig for clues.

Lord Edgware Dies: Lord Edgware is found brutally stabbed, his wife the prime suspect. But did she murder him?

Hallowe’en Party: The sleuth investigates the death of a girl drowned in an apple-bobbing tub on All Hallows’ Eve.

Murder on the Links: Summoned urgently to France, Poirot finds his wealthy client dead. Can he trace the killer?

Five Little Pigs: A bride-to-be hires Poirot to solve a sixteen-year-old case and prove her mother innocent of murder.

These BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations find Poirot pitting his ‘little grey cells’ against a variety of cunning criminals. Based on Agatha Christie’s original novels, these superb adaptations feature a host of distinguished actors including Iain Glen, Fiona Fullerton, Stephanie Cole and Stephen Tompkinson.

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