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White Jazz

James Ellroy (Author)

Best-selling crime fiction author James Ellroy returns with the fourth in his LA Quartet.

Los Angeles, 1958: a city on the make. A boom town at the edge of a new era ripe for plunder.

Lieutenant Dave Klein: in turn a lawyer, bagman, slum landlord, mob killer. Klein stands at the centre of a complex web of plots where violence and death will intersect. He's a slumlord, a bagman, an enforcer--a power in his own small corner of hell. Then the Feds announce a full-out investigation into local police corruption, and everything goes haywire.

Klein's been hung out as bait, "a bad cop to draw the heat," and the heat's coming from all sides: from local politicians, from LAPD brass, from racketeers and drug kingpins--all of them hell-bent on keeping their own secrets hidden. For Klein, "forty-two and going on dead," it's dues time...

The Summons

John Grisham (Author)

Ray Atlee, a Professor of Law at the University of Virginia, is forty-three and newly single. His father, a very sick old man who lives the life of a recluse in the ancestral home in Clanton, Mississippi, was once a beloved and powerful official who towered over local law and politics for many years.

With the end in sight, Judge Atlee issues a summons to Ray to return home to Clanton, to discuss the details of the family estate.

Ray reluctantly heads south, but the family meeting does not take place. The Judge dies too soon, and in doing so leaves behind a shocking secret which Ray believes only he knows. Until it becomes clear that someone else knows too...

Congo

Michael Crichton (Author)

The search for diamonds, a crucial scientific breakthrough and a mythical ruined city set off this adventure into the heart of the Congolese jungle.

The American expedition is led by Karen Ross, desperate to find her husband and recover the data he found before he disappeared. But there are other teams trying to get there first, and the way is strewn with life-threatening dangers -- plane crashes, civil wars and a dormant volcano awoken by dormant explosives.

In the tradition of Arthur Conan Doyle and H. Rider Haggard, Congo is a novel of high adventure from the master of the modern thriller.

The Complete Father Brown Stories

G K Chesterton (Author) , Michael Hurley (Edited by)

The complete adventures of the well-loved clerical sleuth, collected in one brilliant volume.

Shabby and lumbering, with a face like a Norfolk dumpling, Father Brown makes for an improbable super-sleuth. But his innocence is the secret of his success: refusing the scientific method of detection, he adopts instead an approach of simple sympathy, interpreting each crime as a work of art, and each criminal as a man no worse than himself. This complete edition brings together all of the Father Brown stories, including two not previously available in Penguin: 'The Donnington Affair', in which Chesterton rises to the challenge of solving a murder-mystery half written by someone else (Max Pemberton), and 'The Mask of Midas', which was found in Chesterton's papers after his death. It also includes an introduction and notes by Michael D. Hurley.

G.K. Chesteron was born in 1874. He attended the Slade School of Art, where he appears to have suffered a nervous breakdown, before turning his hand to journalism. A prolific writer throughout his life, his best-known books include The Napoleon of Notting Hill (1904), The Man Who Knew Too Much(1922), The Man Who Was Thursday (1908) and the Father Brown stories. Chesterton converted to Roman Catholicism in 1922 and died in 1938.

Michael D. Hurley is a Lecturer in English at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of St Catharine's College. He has written widely on English literature from the nineteenth century to the present day, with an emphasis on poetry and poetics. His book on G. K. Chesterton was published in 2011.

Leviathan

David Lynn Golemon (Author)

Let David Lynn Golemon thrill you with Leviathan from the magnificent Event Group series.

LEGEND COMES TO LIFE - TO BRING DEATH TO THE DEEP

The ships of the world are under fire - attacks so sudden and vicious that most of them sink without even making a distress call. As navies from many nations attempt to locate the losses and find this destructive and hidden enemy, even their ships disappear without a trace.

Enter the Event Group - the most secret organization in the U.S. government's history - a group of the brightest and best soldiers and scientists, led by Colonel Jack Collins.

As they race to find a solution, they discover they are up against the most advanced undersea vessel in history - and an insane genius who wants to dispense his own twisted justice to the world . . .

Praise for David Lynn Golemon and the EVENT series:

'Sure to satisfy fans of The X-Files' Publishers Weekly

'Imagine mixing in a blender Tom Clancy with the movie Predator and the X-Files ... non-stop action' Library Journal

'Spectacularly cinematic . . . a flat out adrenalin rush' New York Times bestselling authors Judith and Garfield Reeves Stevens

David Lynn Golemon grew up in Chino, California and worked for the US military in a classified role. He now lives and writes in Long Island, New York. His Event Group Series includes the titles Event, Legend, Ancient, Leviathan and Primeval.

Primeval

David Lynn Golemon (Author)

Let David Lynn Golemon thrill you with Primeval from the magnificent Event Group series.

A RACE TO FIND THE TREASURE OF THE LAST CZAR HAS UNCOVERED AN ANCIENT EVIL

When Czar Nicholas II was executed with his family it brought Russia's Romanov dynasty to an end. But some believed that the Czar's children, Alexei and Anastasia, survived the slaughter and escaped with the royal treasury.

One hundred years later, a battered old journal turns up in a second-hand bookshop that appears to date back to the night of the execution. Inside are clues, not only to the fate of the Czar's children, but also to the location of the Romanov's treasure.

Major Jack Collins of the Event Group, a top secret agency tasked dedicated to revealing the truth about history's greatest myths and legends, follows the lead deep into Russia's vast, unexplored wilderness where he and his team are soon confronted by a terrifying, even more incredible secret . . .

Praise for David Lynn Golemon and the EVENT series:

'Sure to satisfy fans of The X-Files' Publishers Weekly

'Imagine mixing in a blender Tom Clancy with the movie Predator and the X-Files ... non-stop action' Library Journal

'Spectacularly cinematic . . . a flat out adrenalin rush' New York Times bestselling authors Judith and Garfield Reeves Stevens

David Lynn Golemon grew up in Chino, California and worked for the US military in a classified role. He now lives and writes in Long Island, New York. His Event Group Series includes the titles Event, Legend, Ancient, Leviathan and Primeval.

Visit David's website at eventgroupfiles.com

Event

David Lynn Golemon (Author)

Let David Lynn Golemon thrill you with Event from the magnificent Event Group series.
IT WAS THE BIGGEST COVER-UP IN HUMAN HISTORY. AND IT WAS KEPT HIDDEN FOR A REASON.
But when a new danger emerges, there are some who know that we have seen this before. And that in order to survive, we must revisit the past.
Only inside the Event Group, a top secret government agency made up of the brightest and best from the worlds of science, philosophy and the military, dedicated to uncovering the hidden truths behind history's greatest myths and legends, are there the skills, knowledge and resources to face a threat to our very existence.
Taking the lead is the agency's newest recruit, Major Jack Collins. Despatched to the desert wastelands of the American Southwest, Collins and his team will have to draw on understanding from the past - and unlikely an unlikely ally - to win their battle for mankind's future . . .
Praise for David Lynn Golemon and the EVENT series:
'Sure to satisfy fans of The X-Files' Publishers Weekly
'Imagine mixing in a blender Tom Clancy with the movie Predator and the X-Files ... non-stop action' Library Journal
'Spectacularly cinematic . . . a flat out adrenalin rush' New York Times bestselling authors Judith and Garfield Reeves Stevens
David Lynn Golemon grew up in Chino, California and worked for the US military in a classified role. He now lives and writes in Long Island, New York. His Event Group Series includes the titles Event, Legend, Ancient, Leviathan and Primeval, all of which are available in Penguin eBook form.
Visit David's website at eventgroupfiles.com

Ancients

David Lynn Golemon (Author)

Ancients is an action-packed thriller in the Event Group series by David Lynn Golemon.

The lost city of Atlantis is the stuff of legend. A vast treasure of secret knowledge and unimaginable wealth. An entire civilisation that disappeared for unknown reasons, forgotten in the mists of time. But now, battle lines are being drawn to claim the immense power which once resided there.

On one side, led by Colonel Jack Collins, is the Event Group - a top secret government organisation made of the most brilliant soldiers, scientists and historians on earth, all dedicated to discovering the truth behind the world's greatest unsolved myths. They must take down a shadowy conspiracy of men fuelled by hatred who want to unleash a weapon which could change life as we know it forever . . .

The Event Group must race against time to end a twelve thousand year-old trail of destructive malice in David Lynn Golemon's Ancients. The Event Group series also includes Event and Legend.

Praise for David Lynn Golemon and the EVENT series:

'Sure to satisfy fans of The X-Files' Publishers Weekly

'Imagine mixing in a blender Tom Clancy with the movie Predator and the X-Files ... non-stop action' Library Journal

'Spectacularly cinematic . . . a flat out adrenalin rush' New York Times bestselling authors Judith and Garfield Reeves Stevens

David Lynn Golemon grew up in Chino, California and worked for the US military in a classified role. He now lives and writes in Long Island, New York. His Event Group Series includes the titles Event, Legend, Ancient, Leviathan and Primeval.

Butterfly on the Storm

Walter Lucius (Author)

'Ambitious, intricate, riveting' The Times

** The first instalment in the bestselling original Dutch thriller**

Haunted by a past you can never escape . . .

When a young boy from Afghanistan is the victim of a brutal hit-and-run in woods outside Amsterdam journalist Farah Hafez visits the scene, seeking to discover how a child from her homeland ended up here. Instead, she finds a burnt-out car and two bodied - sinister clues to a far darker mystery.
It is the beginning of a journey that leads her into an intricate web of crime and corruption stretching across Europe and deep into a past that Farah had once sought to escape - a past that nearly killed her.

And if she goes back will she ever make it out again?


Butterfly on the Storm is the first mystery to unravel in a tense, explosive and gripping new trilogy you won't want to put down. For lovers of Stieg Larsson's Millennium series, this fast-paced crime novel will be this year's page-turner.

Praise for Walter Lucius

'Disturbing, apocalyptic, gripping' Dutch Daily De Limburger

'Riveting until the very end' AD Weekend [Dutch Newspaper]

'The Dutch answer to the tsunami of Scandinavian thrillers' BB Boekblad

Good Me Bad Me

Ali Land (Author)

SET TO BE ONE OF THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY, CONTROVERSIAL AND EXPLOSIVE DEBUTS OF 2017 - for fans of quality psychological suspense and reading group fiction: once you read this book you'll want to talk about it.

'NEW NAME .
NEW FAMILY.
SHINY.
NEW.
ME.'

Annie's mother is a serial killer.

The only way she can make it stop is to hand her in to the police.

But out of sight is not out of mind.

As her mother's trial looms, the secrets of her past won't let Annie sleep, even with a new foster family and name - Milly.

A fresh start. Now, surely, she can be whoever she wants to be.

But Milly's mother is a serial killer. And blood is thicker than water.

Good me, bad me.

She is, after all, her mother's daughter...


Translated into over 20 languages, Good Me Bad Me is a tour de force. In its narrator, Milly Barnes, we have a voice to be reckoned with, and in its author, Ali Land, an extraordinary new talent.

Praise for Good Me Bad Me

'Original and compelling - what a sensational debut!' Clare Mackintosh, number one bestselling author of I See You and I Let You Go

'An astoundingly compelling thriller. Beyond tense. You hardly breathe. Best read in ages' Matt Haig

'I absolutely loved it and read it in less than a day. A proper page turner and brilliantly written' Edith Bowman

'This book is a work of twisted genius. It is going to be HUGE. Watch out for Ali Land' Bryony Gordon

'Ten pages into Good Me Bad Me, I became an Ali Land fan. Her beautiful, intimate voice immediately tugged me into the heart and mind of a serial killer's daughter and then wouldn't let go. Is there hope for this teenager's new life outside of her mother's horror? Original, intense, and utterly compelling, Good Me Bad Me is not just a terrific thriller but a psychological dive into a young girl's soul. It takes subtlety and perfect balance to maintain a dark tale like this, and Land never once stutters or makes you look away' Julia Heaberlin, author of Sunday Times bestseller Black-Eyed Susans

'A triumph of tension. I doubt I'll ever sleep again' Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of R&J bestseller The Last Act of Love

'Intelligent and disturbing, Good Me Bad Me had me hooked from the first page' Debbie Howells, author of Richard & Judy book club bestseller The Bones of You

Milly's voice is gripping and shocking. This is a book you will want to discuss with everyone you know' Claire Douglas, author of The Sisters and Local Girl Missing

'Good Me Bad Me is a novel that explodes off the page, with beautifully drawn characters and carefully executed pace. Heart rending, engrossing and ultimately terrifying, you'll be thinking about it a long time after you've turned the final page' Rowan Coleman, author of R&J bestseller The Memory Book

'Unbelievably good, utterly gripping' Jill Mansell

'Listen to the early praise for Ali Land's Good Me Bad Me because it's all true. It's dark, utterly gripping, brilliant'David Headley, Goldsboro Books

'I read this book in one compulsive gulp over two days and absolutely loved it. It's raw, superbly controlled and it chills to the bone' Richard Skinner

'You know from the first page you're in confident hands. A genuinely disturbing debut that will stay with you long after you turn the last page. Good Me Bad Me is going to be huge - and it deserves to be' Catherine Ryan Howard

'The best crime debut I've read in ages. Creepy, edgy and addictively twisted. I loved it' Sarah Hilary

'Ali Land's Good Me Bad Me is an intensely compelling exploration of nature versus nurture wrapped up in a page-turning psychological thriller. Darkly disturbing and beautifully written. What more could any reader want?' Sarah Pinborough

'Good Me Bad Me is an astonishing debut - technically sophisticated and emotionally heart wrenching. So many things are done well - the status jungle of girls school, the psychological dissonance of a dysfunctional family, the internal machinery of damaged children. I thought it was wonderful' Helen Callaghan, bestselling author of Dear Amy

'One word: Wow. What a brilliant book - believable, shocking, thought-provoking and utterly compelling. The writing, as well as being so pacey, is beautiful. This feels such a current and original book' T R Richmond,author of What She Left

'Good Me Bad Me is a compelling page-turner. Chilling and dark, it grips you and won't let go' Rebecca Done, author of The Secret We're Keeping

The Galton Case

Ross Macdonald (Author)

Twenty years ago, Anthony Galton vanished, along with his streetwise bride and several thousand dollars of the Galton fortune. Now his dying mother wants him found, and Lew Archer is on the case: is Anthony hiding somewhere, happy and eager not to be discovered? But what Archer finds - a headless skeleton, a clever con and a terrified blonde - reveals a game whose stakes are so high that someone is willing to kill.

The Galton Case is a wonderfully devious and poetic look at poverty, greed, murder and identity.

Ross Macdonald's Lew Archer mysteries rewrote the conventions of the detective novel with their credible, humane hero, and with Macdonald's insight and moral complexity won new literary respectability for the hardboiled genre previously pioneered by Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler. They have also received praise from such celebrated writers as William Goldman, Jonathan Kellerman, Eudora Welty and Elmore Leonard.

Martin Misunderstood

Karin Slaughter (Author)

A darkly comic tale about Mr Less-Than-Average in an average world from the No. 1 Bestseller.


Crime fiction obsessive Martin Reed is the proverbial butt of everyone's jokes. Working as a glorified accountant at Southern Toilet Supply and still living with his cantankerous mother, he has become resigned to the world in which he lives - the school bullies now pick on him in the workplace, women still spurn him and his arch enemy is now his supervisor.

But then he arrives at work one morning to find the police on site. A co-worker has been brutally murdered and her body abandoned in a ditch. And the overwhelming evidence points to Martin - especially when he can't or won't admit that he has an alibi.

When a second victim is found in the company bathroom, things really conspire against Martin. The one bright star on his otherwise bleak horizon is the beautiful and sympathetic Detective Anther Albada, but even she's beginning to have her doubts about his innocence. Could Martin be guilty? Or is he just misunderstood?

The Guilt of Innocents

Candace Robb (Author)

Many lies. But only one truth...

Winter 1372, York: A man has drowned in the River Ouse. It soon becomes clear that his death was not an accident. But why would anyone want to kill a humble river pilot?

As the crowds around the murdered man thicken, one-eyed spy Owen Archer is quickly brought to the scene by his adoptive son, Jasper. Renowned for solving many crimes, Owen is immediately drawn into the case. But right from the start he realises that it isn't a simple question of one victim, one suspect.And when a valuable cross goes missing and a woman is badly burnt in mysterious circumstances, the web of deceit widens. Then another body is found in the river. And as Owen and Jasper get closer to the truth, they find their own lives in danger...

The Shadow Killer

Arnaldur Indridason (Author) , Victoria Cribb (Translator)

Reykjavík, August 1941. When a travelling salesman is found murdered in a basement flat, killed by a bullet from a Colt .45, the police initially suspect a member of the Allied occupation force.

The British are in the process of handing over to the Americans and the streets are crawling with servicemen whose relations with the local women are a major cause for concern.

Flóvent, Reykjavík’s sole detective, is joined by the young military policeman Thorson. Their investigation focuses on a family of German residents, the retired doctor Rudolf Lunden and his estranged son Felix, who is on the run, suspected of being a spy.

Flóvent and Thorson race to solve the case and to stay ahead of US counter-intelligence, amid rumours of a possible visit by Churchill. As evidence emerges of dubious experiments carried out on Icelandic schoolboys in the 1930s,Thorson becomes increasingly suspicious of the role played by the murdered man’s former girlfriend, Vera, and her British soldier lover.

Desert Oath

Oliver Bowden (Author)

THE LATEST in the Assassin's Creed series . . .

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.

Ordeal by Innocence

Agatha Christie (Author) , Arthur Hughes (Read by), Full Cast (Read by), Mark Umbers (Read by), Michael Bertenshaw (Read by), Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Read by)

A full-cast BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Agatha Christie’s novel, known to be a favourite among her own works.

When Doctor Calgary visits the Argyle family, he believes he brings good news. He is there to clear the name of Jacko, who was convicted of the murder of his own mother, Rachel. But the doctor’s news is not greeted with the enthusiasm he expects, and the family seem intent on resisting both his help and the investigations of Inspector Huish.

When a further murder is committed, it becomes apparent that a killer is among the gathered party. With almost everyone having a motive and the means for murder, they must all be on their guard.

Eschewing the traditional detective format, Ordeal by Innocence examines how the innocent suffer more than the guilty when a crime goes unsolved. Along with Crooked House, it was Agatha Christie's favourite of her own works.

Cast:
Calgary...Mark Umbers
Gwenda...Jacqueline Defferary
Kirsten...Wanda Opalinska
Hester...Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Jacko...Arthur Hughes
Leo...Sean Murray
Mickey...Joel MacCormack
Tina...Carys Eleri
Philip...John Norton
Mary...Priyanga Burford
Marshall...David Seddon
Huish...Michael Burtenshaw
Doctor...Harry Jardine
Hotel Receptionist...Georgie Fuller

Adapted by Joy Wilkinson
Directed by Mary Peate

Bronx Requiem

John Clarkson (Author)

James Beck returns to hunt down a killer in the unforgiving streets of the Bronx and this time, it's personal. Bronx Requiem is the intense, action-packed sequel to Among Thieves.

James Beck learned the value of loyalty the hard way. Imprisoned for a crime he did not commit, he developed a keen sense of right and wrong. And, in possession of skills and cunning acquired on both sides of the law Beck is capable of.

So when his friend is beaten and killed on the streets of the Bronx, Beck is determined to provide him a measure of justice; a little dignity.

But what starts as an investigation into a simple street killing soon turns into something more sinister and complex. And it's clear that, if he's going to get to the truth, Beck is going to have to draw on all his considerable abilities and connections. Or follow his tragic friend to an early grave ...

After You Die

Eva Dolan (Author)

CAN THEY UNPICK THE TRUTH AND BRING A KILLER TO JUSTICE?

DS Ferreira is back on the force after being severely injured in the line of duty. The first case to land on her desk takes her and DI Zigic to a brutal crime scene where a woman has been stabbed to death and her disabled daughter left to starve upstairs.

The murdered woman is Dawn Prentice – a woman who had come to Ferreira for help when she and her daughter were being subjected to harassment.

As Ferreira battles her demons and Zigic clashes with another officer, the detectives realise that the Prentice case rests on one crucial question – who was the real target of the killer: mother or daughter?

'Elegantly crafted, humane and thought-provoking. She’s top drawer'
Ian Rankin

'Hard-hitting, tragic, compelling and timely'
Daily Express

'A hard-boiled, fast-paced mystery with a tight ring of suspects'
Irish Times

'The authority of Dolan's writing grows from book to book'
Financial Times

Tell No Tales

Eva Dolan (Author)

Two men are kicked to death in brutal attacks.

Caught on CCTV, the murderer hides his face – but raises a Nazi salute.

In a town riddled with racial tension, Detectives Zigic and Ferreira from the Hate Crimes Unit are under pressure to find the killer.

But when a car ploughs into a bus stop early one morning, the Detectives have another case on their hands, and soon the media are hounding them for answers.

Riots break out, the leader of right-wing party steps into the spotlight, and Zigic and Ferreira must act fast – before more violence erupts.

'A rising star of crime fiction'
BBC Radio 4 Front Row

'Powerful'
Sunday Times

'Breathlessly exciting'
Sunday Mirror

'Gritty'
Daily Express

'Everyone should read this'
Sarah Hilary

'Frightening in its believability'
Big Issue

Long Way Home

Eva Dolan (Author)

A man is burnt alive in a shed.

No witnesses, no fingerprints - only a positive ID of the victim as an immigrant with a long list of enemies.

Detectives Zigic and Ferreira are called in from the Hate Crimes Unit to track the killer, and are met with silence in a Fenland community ruled by slum racketeers, people-trafficking gangs and fear.

Tensions rise.
The clock is ticking.
But nobody wants to talk.

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