Not Dead Yet by Peter James

★★★★★

Pages: 529   Published: 2012   Genre: Crime, Detective

Blurb:

“For LA producer Larry Brooker, this is the movie that could bring the fortune that has so long eluded him. For rock superstar Gaia, desperate to be taken seriously as an actor, this is the role that could get her an Oscar nomination. For Brighton and Hove, the publicity value of a major Hollywood movie being filmed on location, about the city’s greatest love story – between King George IV and Maria Fitzherbert – is incalculable. For Detective superintendent Roy Grace of Sussex CID, it is a nightmare unfolding in front of his eyes. An obsessed stalker is after Gaia. One attempt on her life is made days before she leaves her Bel Air home to fly to Brighton. Now, he has been warned, the stalker may be at large in his city, waiting, watching, planning.” Continue reading “Not Dead Yet by Peter James”

His Last Bow by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

★★★★

Pages: 243   Price: £7.00   Published: 1917   Genre: Classic, Detective, Short Stories

Blurb:

“Sherlock Holmes’s fearless chronicler Dr Watson once again opens his notebook to bring to light eight further tales of some of the strangest and most fascinating cases to come before the enquiring mind of London’s most famous detective. These mysteries involve the disappearance of secret plans as well as of a lady of noble standing; the curious circumstances of Wisteria Lodge and of the Devil’s foot; as well as the story ‘His Last Bow’, the last outing of Holmes and Watson on the eve of the First World War.”
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Echo Burning (Jack Reacher 5) by Lee Child

★★★★★

Pages: 572   Price: £8.00   Published: 2001 by Bantam Press
Genre: Thriller

Blurb:

“Jack Reacher, adrift in the hellish heat of a Texas summer. Looking for a lift through the vast empty landscape. A woman stops, and offers a ride. She is young, rich and beautiful. But her husband’s in jail. When he comes out, he’s going to kill her. Her family’s hostile, she can’t trust the cops, and the lawyers won’t help. She is entangled in a web of lies and prejudice, hatred and murder. Jack Reacher never could resist a lady in distress.”
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The Visitor (Jack Reacher 4) by Lee Child

★★★★★

Pages: 510   Price: £8.00   Published: 2000 by Bantam Press
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Age 16+
(The Visitor is also called Running Blind in other countries)

Blurb:

“Sergeant Amy Callan and Lieutenant Caroline Cooke have a lot in common. Both were army high flyers. Both were acquainted with Jack Reacher. Both were forced to resign from the service. Now they’re both dead. Found in their own homes, naked in a bath full of paint. Apparent victims of an army man. A loner, a smart guy with a score to settle, a ruthless vigilante. A man just like Jack Reacher.” Continue reading “The Visitor (Jack Reacher 4) by Lee Child”

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”

A Stranger In The House by Shari Lapena

★★★★★

Pages: 289   Price: £13.00 (Hardback)   Published: 2017 by Bantam Press
Genre: Thriller

Blurb:

“You’re waiting for your beloved husband to get home from work. You’re making dinner, looking forward to hearing about his day. That’s the last thing you remember. You wake up in hospital, with no idea how you got there. They tell you that you were in an accident; you lost control of your car whilst driving in a dangerous part of town. The police suspect you were up to no good. But your husband refuses to believe it. Your best friend is not so sure. And even you don’t know what to believe…” Continue reading “A Stranger In The House by Shari Lapena”

Murderabilia by Craig Robertson

★★★★★

Pages: 418   Price: £8.00   Published: 2016 by Simon & Schuster
Genre: Thriller, Crime

Blurb:

“Murderabilia – collectible items related to murders, murderers and crime scenes. Some items are only available to buy on the dark net. The collector must be prepared to pay a high price. As Detective Inspector Rachel Narey and her partner, journalist Tony Winter are about to find out” Continue reading “Murderabilia by Craig Robertson”