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”

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”

Bloody January by Alan Parks

★★★★★

Type: E-Book    Cost: £12.99 (For the Hardcover when released)

Release: 28th December 2017     Genre: Crime, Thriller

Blurb:

“When a teenage boy shoots a young woman dead in the middle of a busy Glasgow street and then commits suicide, Detective Harry McCoy is sure of one thing. It wasn’t a random act of violence. With his new partner in tow, McCoy uses his underworld network to lead the investigation but soon runs up against a secret society led by Glasgow’s wealthiest family, the Dunlops. McCoy’s boss doesn’t want him to investigate. The Dunlops seem untouchable. But McCoy has other ideas… In a helter-skelter tale – winding from moneyed elite to hipster music groupies to the brutal gangs of the urban wasteland – Bloody January brings to life the dark underbelly of 1970s Glasgow.” Continue reading “Bloody January by Alan Parks”

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”

The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

★★★★★

Pages: 384   Price: £8.00   Published: 1892 by Penguin
Genre: Classic, Detective, Mystery, Short Stories

Blurb:
“Out of his smoke-filled rooms in Baker Street stalks a figure to cause the criminal classes to quake in their boots and rush from their dens of inequity … The twelve mysteries gathered in this first collection of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson’s adventures reveal the brilliant consulting detective at the height of his powers. Problems involving a man with a twisted lip, a fabulous blue carbuncle and five orange pips tax Sherlock Holmes’ intellect alongside some of his most famous cases, including A Scandal in Bohemia and The Red-Headed League” Continue reading “The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle”