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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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”

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”