The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

★★★★

Pages: 343   Published: 2016 by Penguin Random House   Genre: Thriler

Blurb:

“This was meant to be the perfect trip. The Northern Lights. A luxary press launch on a boutique cruise ship. A chance for travel journalist Lo Blacklock to recover from a taumatic break-in that has left her on the verge of collapse. Excepts things don’t do as planned. Woken in the night by screams, Lo rushes to her window to see a body thrown overboard from the next door cabin. But the records show that no-one ever checked into that cabin, and no passengers are missing from the boat. Exhausted and emotional, Lo has to face the fact that she may have made a mistake – either that, or she is now trapped on a boat with a murderer…” Continue reading “The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware”

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

★★★★

Pages: 187   Price: £9.00   Published: 1902   Genre: Classic, Detective, Short Story, Mystery

Blurb:

“‘He said that there were no traces upon the ground round the body. He did not observe any. But I did – some little distance off, but fresh and clear’ ‘Footprints?’ ‘Footprints’ ‘A man’s or a woman’s?’ Dr. Mortimer looked strangely at us for an instant, and his voice shrank almost to a whisper as he answered. ‘Mr. Holmes, they were footprints of a gigantic hound!'” Continue reading “The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle”

Cold Blood by Robert Bryndza

★★★

Pages: 334 (e-book)   Price: £1.99   Published: September 2017   Genre: Crime, Mystery

Blurb:

“When a battered suitcase containing the dismembered body of a young man washes up on the shore of the river Thames, Detective Erika Foster is shocked. She’s worked on some terrifying cases but never seen anything like this before. As Erika and her team set to work, she makes the link with another victim – the body of a young woman dumped in an identical suitcase two weeks ago. Erika quickly realises she’s on the trail of a serial killer who’s already made their next move. As the body count rises, the twin daughters of her colleague Commander Marsh are abducted, and the stakes are higher than ever before. Can Erika save the lives of two innocent children before it’s too late? She’s running out of time and about to make a disturbing discovery…there’s more than one killer.” Continue reading “Cold Blood by Robert Bryndza”

I See You by Clare Mackintosh

★★★★

Pages: 372   Price: £8.00   Published: 2016 by Sphere
Genre: Thriller, Mystery

Blurb:

“When Zoe Walker sees her photo in the classifieds section of a London newspaper, she is determined to find out why it’s there. There’s no explanation: just a grainy image, a website address and a phone number. She takes it home to her family, who are convinced it’s just someone who looks like Zoe. But the next day the advert shows a photo of a different woman, and another the day after that. Is it a mistake? A coincidence? Or is someone keeping track of every move they make…” Continue reading “I See You by Clare Mackintosh”

The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie

★★★★★

Pages: 267   Price: £8.00   Published: 1936 by Harper Collins
Genre: Mystery, Classic, Detective

Blurb:

“Murder is a very simple crime. But at the hands of a maniac, a serial killer, it becomes a very complicated business. With the whole country in a state of panic, the killer is growing more confident with each successive execution – Mrs Ascher in Andover, Betty Barnard in Bexhill, Sir Carmichael Clarke in Churston… But laying a trail of deliberate clues to taunt the proud Hercule Poirot might just be his first mistake,” Continue reading “The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie”

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

★★★★★

Pages: 274   Price: £8.00   Published: 1934 by Harper Collins
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Detective, Classic

Blurb:

“Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. A passenger lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated by the storm and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the prime suspects from a scornful and impatient array of foreign passengers before the murderer decides to strike again” Continue reading “Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie”

13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough

★★★★★

Pages: 404   Price: £8.00   Published: 2016 by Orion
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller

Blurb:

I don’t remember how I ended up in the icy water but I do know this: it wasn’t an accident. They say you should keep your friends close and your enemies closer, but sometimes it’s hard to tell them apart. My friends love me. I know they do. But that doesn’t mean they didn’t try to kill me.” Continue reading “13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough”