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  • BERLIN NOIR : MARCH VIOLETS / THE PALE CRIMINAL / A GERMAN REQUIEM
    BERLIN NOIR : MARCH VIOLETS / THE PALE CRIMINAL / A GERMAN REQUIEM
    KERR PHILIP
    ISBN: 9780241962350
    Title: BERLIN NOIR : MARCH VIOLETS / THE PALE CRIMINAL / A GERMAN REQUIEM
    Author: KERR PHILIP
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: BACK IN STOCK SOON

    Ex-Policeman Bernie Günther thought he¹d seen everything on the streets of 1930¹s Berlin. But then he went freelance, and each case he tackled sucked him further into the grisly excesses of Nazi sub-culture. And even after the war, amidst the decayed, imperial splendour of Vienna, Bernie uncovered a legacy that made the wartime atrocities look lily-white in comparison

    Exceptionally good.' The Times

    'Taut, brutal, coarse, believable and gripping stuff.' Sunday Telegraph

    'Echoes of Raymond Chandler but better on his vivid and well-researched detail than the master.' Evening Standard
    'Full marks . . . Kerr¹s complex intrigue allows space for brilliantly provoking political asides.' Sunday Times

    'Beautifully written.' Scotsman

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • BIG NOWHERE
    BIG NOWHERE
    ELLROY JAMES
    ISBN: 9780099537878
    Title: BIG NOWHERE
    Author: ELLROY JAMES
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    1950s Los Angeles: The City of Angels has become the city of the Angel of Death. Communist witch-hunts and insanely violent killings are terrorising the community. Three men are plunged into a malestrom of violence and deceit when their lives become inextricably linked as each one confronts his own personal darkness.

    Imprint: WINDMILL
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • BIG SLEEP
    BIG SLEEP
    CHANDLER RAYMOND
    ISBN: 9780241956281
    Title: BIG SLEEP
    Author: CHANDLER RAYMOND
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Los Angeles PI Philip Marlowe is working for the Sternwood family. Old man Sternwood, crippled and wheelchair-bound, is being given the squeeze by a blackmailer and he wants Marlowe to make the problem go away. But with Sternwood's two wild, devil-may-care daughters prowling LA's seedy backstreets, Marlowe's got his work cut out - and that's before he stumbles over the first corpse . . .

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BLACK TIDE : Jack Irish, Book Two
    BLACK TIDE : Jack Irish, Book Two
    TEMPLE PETER
    ISBN: 9781925773309
    Title: BLACK TIDE : Jack Irish, Book Two
    Author: TEMPLE PETER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The award-winning second novel in the Melbourne crime series featuring Peter Temple's best loved character- Jack Irish-lawyer, gambler, part-time cabinetmaker, finder of missing people

    Jack Irish has no shortage of friends. Jockeys and journos, lawyers and standover men, people in nameless occupations who aren't in the phone book. These days, though, the only family he sees are Irish men in faded football team photographs on the pub wall. So when Des Connors, the last link to his father, calls to ask for help in the matter of a missing son, Jack is happy to lend a hand. But sometimes prodigal sons go missing for a reason.

    As Jack begins to dig, he discovers that Gary Connors was a man with something to hide. And his friends are people with darker, more deadly secrets.

    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BLACKOUT   #3
    BLACKOUT #3
    JONASSON RAGNAR
    ISBN: 9781910633465
    Title: BLACKOUT #3
    Author: JONASSON RAGNAR
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    As the 24-hour Arctic summer is transformed into darkness by a volcanic eruption, Ari Thor must find a killer before someone else dies... NEXT in the international, bestselling Dark Iceland series

    On the shores of a tranquil fjord in Northern Iceland, a man is brutally beaten to death on a bright summer’s night. As the 24-hour light of the arctic summer is transformed into darkness by an ash cloud from a recent volcanic eruption, a young reporter leaves Reykajvik to investigate on her own, unaware that an innocent person’s life hangs in the balance.

    Ari Thór Arason and his colleagues on the tiny police force in Siglufjörður struggle with an increasingly perplexing case, while their own serious personal problems push them to the limit. What secrets does the dead man harbour, and what is the young reporter hiding? As silent, unspoken horrors from the past threaten them all, and the darkness deepens, it’s a race against time to find the killer before someone else dies…

    Dark, terrifying and complex, Blackout is an exceptional, atmospheric thriller from one of Iceland’s finest crime writers.

    Imprint: ORENDA BOOKS - Affirm Press
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BLEED FOR ME
    BLEED FOR ME
    ROBOTHAM MICHAEL
    ISBN: 9780733637643
    Title: BLEED FOR ME
    Author: ROBOTHAM MICHAEL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Ray Hegarty, a highly respected former detective, lies dead in his daughter Sienna's bedroom. She is found covered in his blood. Everything points to her guilt, but psychologist Joe O'Loughlin isn't convinced.

    Fourteen-year-old Sienna is Joe's daughter's best friend - Joe has watched her grow up and seen the troubled look in her eyes. Against the advice of the police, he launches his own investigation, embarking upon a hunt that will lead him to a predatory schoolteacher; a conspiracy of silence and a race-hate trial that is captivating the nation.

    With dark psychological twists and heart-stopping tension, BLEED FOR ME is a page-turning thriller from one of the most brilliant crime writers of today, Michael Robotham.

    Imprint: HACHETTE
    RRP: $14.99
    Price: $14.99
  • BLOOD OF VICTORY
    BLOOD OF VICTORY
    FURST ALAN
    ISBN: 9780753826386
    Title: BLOOD OF VICTORY
    Author: FURST ALAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    November, 1940. I.A. Serebin, a writer from Odessa and former decorated Hero of the Soviet Union, is on his way to Istanbul following a cryptic letter from a former lover. Ostensibly there on official business for the International Russian Union, an emigre organisation based in Paris, he is drawn into a clandestine world of international spies and political players. With war in Europe drawing nearer, Serebin is recruited by the British secret services - his mission to stop the export of Romanian oil to Germany. In a race against time, Serebin's journey will take him from the glittering salons of Paris to the back alleys of Bucharest and the Black Sea ports, in a covert operation to staunch the flow of oil, the precious 'blood of victory'.

    Imprint: PHOENIX
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BLOOD PROMISE : A Hugo Marston Novel   #3
    BLOOD PROMISE : A Hugo Marston Novel #3
    PRYOR MARK
    ISBN: 9781616148157
    Title: BLOOD PROMISE : A Hugo Marston Novel #3
    Author: PRYOR MARK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Hugo Marston must figure out what lies hidden inside an old sailor's chest before a 200-year-old blood promise is revealed and claims another life.

    In post-Revolution Paris, an old man signs a letter in blood, then hides it in a secret compartment in a sailor's chest. A messenger arrives to transport the chest and its hidden contents, but then the plague strikes and an untimely death changes history.

    Two hundred years later, Hugo Marston is safeguarding an unpredictable but popular senator who is in Paris negotiating a France/U.S. dispute. The talks, held at a country chateau, collapse when the senator accuses someone of breaking into his room. Theft becomes the least of Hugo's concerns when someone discovers a sailor's chest and the secrets hidden within, and decides that the power and money they promise are worth killing for.

    But when the darkness of history is unleashed, even the most ruthless and cunning are powerless to control it.

    Imprint: SEVENTH STREET PRESS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • BOBBY GOLD
    BOBBY GOLD
    BOURDAIN ANTHONY
    ISBN: 9781786895172
    Title: BOBBY GOLD
    Author: BOURDAIN ANTHONY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Ten slices from the life of Bobby Gold: by night, the security chief of a mobbed-up New York City nightclub, by day, a reluctant bonebreaker and enforcer for Eddie Fish - his old college roommate, and best friend.

    Emerging from the 'gladiator school' environment of an upstate prison with an imposing physique and a reputation for skilled brutality, Bobby's a lonely, guilt-ridden child inside a hulking body. He views the grim work of coercion, assault and even murder as jobs to be done with a craftsman's work ethic and with a minimum of force. However, the technician's pride in a job done well is failing him, his friend and protector Eddie is getting flakier and flakier and worst of all, he's falling in love with Nicole, a reckless and self-destructive female line-cook who's been around the block a few times.

    Following on from his two superb novels, Bone in the Throat and Gone Bamboo, Anthony Bourdain has produced another stunning book of crime fiction.

    Imprint: CANONGATE
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BONE IN THE THROAT
    BONE IN THE THROAT
    BOURDAIN ANTHONY
    ISBN: 9781786895189
    Title: BONE IN THE THROAT
    Author: BOURDAIN ANTHONY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    All is not well at the Dreadnought Grill. The chef has a smack habit, the owner has been set up by the FBI and in the midst of this, the sous-chef Tommy is just trying to do his job.

    As depraved as it is hilarious, Anthony Bourdain's first novel is street smart and spiced with drugged-up savvy, foul-mouthed feds and salty mob speak.

    With a cast of unforgettables like the hitman who covers himself in clingfilm to avoid leaving fingerprints and a plot with more twists than a plate of spaghetti, Bone in the Throat rocks through the streets of Manhattan at a blistering pace.

    Imprint: CANONGATE
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BOOK ARTIST : A Hugo Marston Novel
    BOOK ARTIST : A Hugo Marston Novel
    PRYOR MARK
    ISBN: 9781633884885
    Title: BOOK ARTIST : A Hugo Marston Novel
    Author: PRYOR MARK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: January 2019 New Release

    Hugo Marston, head of security for the U.S. Embassy in Paris, puts his life in danger when he investigates the murder of a celebrated artist, all the while fending off an assassin looking to settle an old score against him.

    Hugo Marston accompanies his boss, US Ambassador J. Bradford Taylor, to the first night of an art exhibition in Montmartre, Paris. Hugo is less than happy about going until he finds out that the sculptures on display are made from his favorite medium: books. Soon after the champagne starts to flow and the canapes are served, the night takes a deadly turn when one of the guests is found dead. As if being murdered at an art show weren't bizarre enough, the killer has theatrically displayed the body among the exhibits, just yards away from everyone.

    Paris detective Camille Lerens asks former FBI agent Hugo to stay at the crime scene and use his profiling expertise to help solve the murder. Very quickly, he discovers that someone at the party has a false identity, and not everyone there that night was invited. While Hugo is unraveling this mystery at the museum, his best friend Tom Green appears on Hugo's doorstep battered and bleeding, a barely-living message from an old enemy who has revenge in his heart and a target on Hugo's back. With a murder to solve and his own life in danger, Hugo knows he has no time to waste as one killer tries to slip away, and another gets closer and closer.

    Imprint: SEVENTH STREET PRESS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • BOOKSELLER : A Hugo Marston Novel   #1
    BOOKSELLER : A Hugo Marston Novel #1
    PRYOR MARK
    ISBN: 9781616147082
    Title: BOOKSELLER : A Hugo Marston Novel #1
    Author: PRYOR MARK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This is an enthralling, fast-paced debut novel filled with intrigue, action, and mystery Max - an elderly Paris bookstall owner - is abducted at gunpoint. His friend, Hugo Marston, head of security at the US embassy, looks on helplessly, powerless to do anything to stop the kidnapper. Enlisting the help of semi-retired CIA agent Tom Green, Marston launches his own investigation, which reveals Max was a Holocaust survivor and later became a Nazi hunter. Is his disappearance somehow tied to his past, or even to the mysterious old books he sold? On the streets of Paris, tensions are rising as rival gangs engage in a violent turf war. Before long, other booksellers begin to disappear. Though the police are not interested, Marston is convinced the hostilities have something to do with the murders of Paris' bouquinistes. With Tom by his side, Marston finally puts the pieces together, connecting the past with the present and leading the two men, quite literally, to the enemy's lair...just as the abductor intended.

    Imprint: SEVEN STORIES PRESS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • BORDER
    BORDER
    WINSLOW DON
    ISBN: 9781460753552
    Title: BORDER
    Author: WINSLOW DON
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: March 2019 New Release


    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $32.99
    Price: $32.99
  • BOY IN THE HEADLIGHTS
    BOY IN THE HEADLIGHTS
    BJORK SAMUEL
    ISBN: 9780857522559
    Title: BOY IN THE HEADLIGHTS
    Author: BJORK SAMUEL
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The bestselling series, a former Richard and Judy bookclub pick, returns with another chilling case.Munch and Kruger.

    An unexpected pairing. A brilliant team.

    Winter 1999. An old man is driving home. It is dark and cold, and his is the only car on the road. Suddenly his headlights catch an animal up ahead. He hits the breaks furiously. Just in front of his bonnet he finds a young boy with a set of deer antlers on his head.

    Fourteen years later, a woman is found brutally murdered. Her body hidden in the boot of a car. She is the first but she won't be the last.

    Holger Munch is glad for the work; his personal life is anything but simple and escape is sweet. Mia Kruger is a woman on a mission. For the first time in a long time, she is clean.

    As more victims are reported, each crime scene is a little different to the last. There's an uncanny resemblance to cases from Mia's past. And then one day she sees a familiar face on the bus. It is her sister Sigrid, but she knows that's not possible, she's got the death certificate to prove it.

    Imprint: DOUBLEDAY
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • BRIGHT YOUNG DEAD
    BRIGHT YOUNG DEAD
    FELLOWES JESSICA
    ISBN: 9780751567205
    Title: BRIGHT YOUNG DEAD
    Author: FELLOWES JESSICA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'All the blissful escapism of a Sunday-night period drama in a book'

    The Pool on The Mitford Murders

    As the glamour of the Bright Young Things crashes into the world of the Mitford sisters, their maid Louisa Cannon finds herself at the scene of a gripping murder mystery.

    Meet the Bright Young Things, the rabble-rousing hedonists of the 1920s whose treasure hunts were a media obsession. One such game takes place at the 18th birthday party of Pamela Mitford, but ends in tragedy as cruel, charismatic Adrian Curtis is pushed to his death from the church neighbouring the Mitford home.

    The police quickly identify the killer as a maid, Dulcie. But Louisa Cannon, chaperone to the Mitford girls and a former criminal herself, believes Dulcie to be innocent, and sets out to clear the girl's name . . . all while the real killer may only be steps away.

    PRAISE FOR THE MITFORD MURDERS SERIES

    'A lively, well-written, entertaining whodunit'

    The Times (Crime Fiction Book of the Month)

    'Exactly the sort of book you might enjoy with the fire blazing, the snow falling. The solution is neat and the writing always enjoyable'

    Anthony Horowitz (best crime novels of the year)

    'An extraordinary meld of fact and fiction'

    Graham Norton

    'A must-read series. Give it to absolutely everyone for Christmas, then pre-order the next one'

    Susan Hill

    'Keeps the reader guessing to the very end. An accomplished crime debut and huge fun to read'

    Evening Standard

    'True and glorious indulgence. A dazzling example of a Golden Age mystery'

    Daisy Goodwin

    Imprint: SPHERE
    RRP: $29.99
    Price: $29.99
  • BROKEN GROUND
    BROKEN GROUND
    MCDERMID VAL
    ISBN: 9781408709368
    Title: BROKEN GROUND
    Author: MCDERMID VAL
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'Somebody has been here before us. And he's still here . . .'

    When a body is discovered in the remote depths of the Highlands, DCI Karen Pirie finds herself in the right place at the right time. Unearthed with someone's long-buried inheritance, the victim seems to belong to the distant past - until new evidence suggests otherwise, and Karen is called in to unravel a case where nothing is as it seems. It's not long before an overheard conversation draws Karen into the heart of a different case, however - a shocking crime she thought she'd already prevented. As she inches closer to the twisted truths at the centre of these murders, it becomes clear that she's dealing with a version of justice terrifyingly different to her own . . .

    Number one bestseller and queen of crime Val McDermid returns with her most breathtakingly atmospheric and exhilarating novel yet.

    Imprint: LITTLE BROWN
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
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