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  • DANGEROUS KIND
    DANGEROUS KIND
    OCONNOR DEBORAH
    ISBN: 9781785768279
    Title: DANGEROUS KIND
    Author: OCONNOR DEBORAH
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    We all recognise them. Those who sit just on the fringes of society. Who send prickles up the back of our necks. The charmers. The liars. The manipulators. Those who have the potential to go that one step too far. And then take another step.

    Jessamine Gooch makes a living from these people. Each week she broadcasts a radio show looking into the past lives of convicted killers; asking if there was more that could have been done to prevent their terrible crimes.

    Then one day she is approached by a woman desperate to find her missing friend, Cassie, fearing her abusive husband may have taken that final deadly step. But as Jessamine delves into the months prior to Cassie's disappearance she fails to realise there is a dark figure closer to home, one that threatens the safety of her own family...

    Set over a long, dark winter in London and perfect for fans of Apple Tree Yard and He Said/She Said, The Dangerous Kind is at once a gripping psychological thriller and a stunning portrayal of the monsters that live among us.

    Imprint: ZAFFRE
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • DANGEROUS MAN
    DANGEROUS MAN
    CRAIS ROBERT
    ISBN: 9781471157622
    Title: DANGEROUS MAN
    Author: CRAIS ROBERT
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: July 2019 New Release

    The unmissable new thriller from global bestselling author Robert Crais, featuring Elvis Cole and Joe Pike.

    Joe Pike didn’t expect to rescue a woman that day. So when Isabel Roland, the lonely young teller at his bank, steps out of work on her way to lunch, Joe Pike is on hand when two men abduct her. Joe chases them down, saves her, and the two men are arrested.

    But the men soon make bail… and not long after, they’re found murdered. The police suspect Pike and Isabel had a hand in it, especially when Izzy disappears again. Are the murders connected to her disappearance, or is Isabel herself in jeopardy? Convinced that Isabel has been abducted again, Pike calls on Elvis Cole to discover the truth.

    The bad guys are closing in fast and it’s up to Joe and Elvis to save Izzy at all costs.

    Imprint: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • DARK FIRE   -    The Shardlake Series #2
    DARK FIRE - The Shardlake Series #2
    SANSOM C J
    ISBN: 9781447285847
    Title: DARK FIRE - The Shardlake Series #2
    Author: SANSOM C J
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The second Shardlake novel in C J Sansom's remarkable historical crime series.

    It is 1540 and the hottest summer of the sixteenth century. Matthew Shardlake, believing himself out of favour with Thomas Cromwell, is busy trying to maintain his legal practice and keep a low profile. But his involvement with a murder case, defending a girl accused of brutally murdering her young cousin, brings him once again into contact with the king's chief minister - and a new assignment.

    An official of the Court of Augmentations has discovered the secret of Greek Fire, the legendary substance by which the Byzantines destroyed the Arab navies; lost for centuries.
    When Shardlake is sent to recover it, he finds the official and his alchemist brother horribly murdered - the formula has disappeared.

    Imprint: PAN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • DARK PINES : A Tuva Moodyson Mystery 1
    DARK PINES : A Tuva Moodyson Mystery 1
    DEAN WILL
    ISBN: 9781786073853
    Title: DARK PINES : A Tuva Moodyson Mystery 1
    Author: DEAN WILL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Five villagers. Six hundred square kilometres of Swedish forest. One reporter. Two bodies...

    Will Dean 's atmospheric crime thriller marks him out as a talent to watch. Dark Pines is stylish, compelling and as chilling as a Swedish winter. ' Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle

    Claustrophobically atmospheric and spine-tingly tense, Dark Pines kept me enthralled to the very last page. A stunning debut from a major new talent. ' Steph Broadribb, author of Deep Down Dead
    Atmospheric, creepy and tense. Loved the Twin Peaks vibe. Loved Tuva. More please! ' C.J. Tudor, author of The Chalk Man
    For fans of C.J. Sansom, a brand new debut crime writer introduces a Tuva Moodyson Mystery.
    SEE NO EVIL
    Eyes missing, two bodies lie deep in the forest near a small Swedish town.
    HEAR NO EVIL
    Tuva Moodyson, a deaf reporter on a small-time local paper, is looking for the story that could make her career.
    SPEAK NO EVIL
    A web of secrets. And an unsolved murder from twenty years ago.
    Can Tuva outwit the killer before she becomes the final victim' She'd like to think so. But first she must face her demons and venture far into the deep, dark woods if she wants to stand any chance of getting the hell out of small-time Gavrik.

    Imprint: ONE WORLD
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • DARK STAR
    DARK STAR
    FURST ALAN
    ISBN: 9780753826348
    Title: DARK STAR
    Author: FURST ALAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Andre Szara, survivor of the Polish pogroms and the Russian civil wars, is a journalist working for Pravda in 1937. War in Europe is already underway and Szara is co-opted to join the NKVD, the Soviet secret intelligence agency. He does his best to survive the tango of pre-war politics by calmly obeying orders and keeping his nose clean. But when he is sent to retrieve a battered briefcase the plot thickens and is drawn into even more complex intrigues.

    Szara becomes a full-time spymaster and as deputy director of a Paris network, he finds his own star rising when he recruits an agent in Berlin who can supply crucial information.

    DARK STAR captures not only the intrigue and danger of clandestine life but the day-to-day reality of what Soviet operatives call special work.

    Imprint: PHOENIX
    RRP: $20.99

    Price: $20.99
  • DARK SUITS AND SAD SONGS : The D.C.I. Daley Series  #3
    DARK SUITS AND SAD SONGS : The D.C.I. Daley Series #3
    MEYRICK DENZIL
    ISBN: 9781846973154
    Title: DARK SUITS AND SAD SONGS : The D.C.I. Daley Series #3
    Author: MEYRICK DENZIL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Third in a compelling new series of Scottish crime novels, packed with accurate police procedure and gritty, dark humour.

    When a senior Edinburgh civil servant spectacularly takes his own life in Kinloch harbour, DCI Jim Daley comes face to face with the murky world of politics. To add to his woes, two local drug dealers lie dead, ritually assassinated. It’s clear that dark forces are at work in the town. With his boss under investigation, his marriage hanging on by a thread, and his sidekick DS Scott wrestling with his own demons, Daley’s world is in meltdown. When strange lights appear in the sky over Kinloch, it becomes clear that the townsfolk are not the only people at risk. The fate of nations is at stake. Jim Daley must face his worst fears as tragedy strikes. This is not just about a successful investigation, it’s about survival.

    Imprint: POLYGON
    RRP: $21.99

    Price: $21.99
  • DARK VOYAGE
    DARK VOYAGE
    FURST ALAN
    ISBN: 9780753825556
    Title: DARK VOYAGE
    Author: FURST ALAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From the master of the wartime espionage novel; a thrilling story of subterfuge at sea.

    May 1941. At four in the morning, a rust-streaked tramp freighter steams up the Tagus river to dock at the port of Lisbon. She is the Santa Rosa, flies the flag of neutral Spain and is in Lisbon to load cork oak, tinned sardines and drums of cooking oil bound for the Baltic port of Malmo.

    But she is not the Santa Rosa. She is the Noordendam, a Dutch freighter under the command of Captain Eric DeHaan. She sails for the intelligence division of the British Royal Navy and is involved in a secret mission.

    On board are a Polish engineer and British spy, Spaniards who fought for Franco and Germans who fought against Hitler. For them, this is a last desperate flight to freedom.

    Imprint: PHOENIX
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • DARKNESS
    DARKNESS
    JONASSON RAGNAR
    ISBN: 9781405930802
    Title: DARKNESS
    Author: JONASSON RAGNAR
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: MICHAEL JOSEPH
    RRP: $19.99
    Price: $19.99
  • DARKTOWN
    DARKTOWN
    MULLEN THOMAS
    ISBN: 9780349142074
    Title: DARKTOWN
    Author: MULLEN THOMAS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Atlanta, 1948. In this city, all crime is black and white.

    On one side of the tracks are the rich, white neighbourhoods; on the other, Darktown, the African-American area guarded by the city's first black police force of only eight men. These cops are kept near-powerless by the authorities: they can't arrest white suspects; they can't drive a squad car; they must operate out of a dingy basement.

    When a poor black woman is killed in Darktown having been last seen in a car with a rich white man, no one seems to care except for Boggs and Smith, two black cops from vastly different backgrounds. Pressured from all sides, they will risk their jobs, the trust of their community and even their own lives to investigate her death.

    Their efforts bring them up against a brutal old-school cop, Dunlow, who has long run Darktown as his own turf - but Dunlow's idealistic young partner, Rakestraw, is a young progressive who may be willing to make allies across colour lines . . .

    Imprint: LITTLE BROWN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • DEAD COLD   #2
    DEAD COLD #2
    PENNY LOUISE
    ISBN: 9780751547436
    Title: DEAD COLD #2
    Author: PENNY LOUISE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Winter in Three Pines, and the sleepy village is carpeted in snow. It's a time of peace and goodwill - until a scream pierces the biting air. A spectator at the annual Boxing Day curling match has been fatally electrocuted. Despite the large crowd, there are no witnesses and - apparently - no clues. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache discovers a history of secrets and enemies in the dead woman's past. But he has enemies of his own, and as he is frozen out of decision-making in the Surete du Quebec, he has to decide who he can trust...

    Imprint: SPHERE
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • DEAD LIONS   #2
    DEAD LIONS #2
    HERRON MICK
    ISBN: 9781473641112
    Title: DEAD LIONS #2
    Author: HERRON MICK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Dickie Bow is not an obvious target for assassination.

    But once a spook, always a spook. And Dickie was a talented streetwalker back in the day, before he turned up dead on a bus. A shadow. Good at following people, bringing home their secrets.

    Dickie was in Berlin with Jackson Lamb. Now Lamb's got his phone, and on it the last secret Dickie ever told, and reason to believe an old-time Moscow-style op is being run in the Service's back-yard.

    In the Intelligence Service purgatory that is Slough House, Jackson Lamb's crew of back-office no-hopers is about to go live . . .

    Imprint: JOHN MURRAY
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • DEAD LIONS : Jackson Lamb Thriller 2
    DEAD LIONS : Jackson Lamb Thriller 2
    HERRON MICK
    ISBN: 9781473674196
    Title: DEAD LIONS : Jackson Lamb Thriller 2
    Author: HERRON MICK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Dickie Bow is not an obvious target for assassination.

    But once a spook, always a spook. And Dickie was a talented streetwalker back in the day, before he turned up dead on a bus. A shadow. Good at following people, bringing home their secrets.

    Dickie was in Berlin with Jackson Lamb. Now Lamb's got his phone, and on it the last secret Dickie ever told, and reason to believe an old-time Moscow-style op is being run in the Service's back-yard.

    In the Intelligence Service purgatory that is Slough House, Jackson Lamb's crew of back-office no-hopers is about to go live . . .

    Imprint: JOHN MURRAY
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • DEAD MEN DONT ORDER FLAKE
    DEAD MEN DONT ORDER FLAKE
    WILLIAMS SUE
    ISBN: 9781925240948
    Title: DEAD MEN DONT ORDER FLAKE
    Author: WILLIAMS SUE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    On the night Leo Stone returns - notionally from the dead, in reality from the Democratic Republic of the Congo - Cass Tuplin gets a call from Gary Kellett. A call about an actual dead person: Gary's daughter, killed in a car crash. Gary's adamant it wasn't an accident.

    Cass agrees to investigate. After all, not just Rusty Bore's only purveyor of fine fast food, Cass is also the closest thing to a private detective within a couple of hundred k's. The local police (Cass's son Dean) try to warn her off. It's true Cass's status as a celebrated yet non-licensed nobody doesn't entirely suit Dean. But Dean also believes Gary's a delusional, grieving father. Is that the case? Or did a young journalist die after asking too many questions?

    Cass intends to find out. As soon as she's dealt with some queries raised by the reappearance of Leo Stone.

    Praise for Murder With the Lot:

    'A well-sauced outback caper, with Chiko Rolls - and murder.' Kerry Greenwood

    'There is a murder; there may be mafia involved. Or so thinks Cass, your classic nosy small Aussie town Miss Marple - although her manner and turn of phrase are somewhat less refined. A racy romp.' Weekend Herald

    'A wonderful tongue-in-cheek style, a mix of subtle and laugh-out-loud humour, individual characters, and a crazy plot that keeps you turning the pages.' Otago Times



    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $29.99
    Price: $29.99
  • DEAD POINT : Jack Irish, Book Three
    DEAD POINT : Jack Irish, Book Three
    TEMPLE PETER
    ISBN: 9781925773316
    Title: DEAD POINT : Jack Irish, Book Three
    Author: TEMPLE PETER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The third novel in the Jack Irish series won the 2000 Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel, and has earned its place as a modern Australian crime classic.

    Jack Irish-lawyer, gambler and people-finder-is hunting down the villains who hijacked the winnings from his latest betting coup when he is hired by a mystery client to find missing barman Robbie Colburne. But Robbie turns up dead of a drug overdose. The case should be closed, but the dashing young barman was far from what he seemed, and the client wants to know more.

    As Jack explores the young man's past, he finds himself drawn into a deadly network of power, politics and money. In this world, nothing can be taken at face value and everything is expendable-including Jack.

    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • DEADLIER : 100 of the Best Crime Stories Written by Women   **Special Price**
    DEADLIER : 100 of the Best Crime Stories Written by Women **Special Price**
    HANNAH SOPHIE [ED]
    ISBN: 9781784975463
    Title: DEADLIER : 100 of the Best Crime Stories Written by Women **Special Price**
    Author: HANNAH SOPHIE [ED]
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    100 of the best crime stories written by women, selected and introduced by award-winning author Sophie Hannah.

    From Agatha Christie and Daphne du Maurier, to Val McDermid and Margaret Atwood, women writers have long been drawn to criminal acts. Here, award-winning author Sophie Hannah brings together 100 of her favourite examples. Deadlier includes prize-winners, bestsellers and rising stars, so whether you take your crime cosy or hard-boiled, this big, beautiful anthology will keep you reading long into the night.

    Imprint: HEAD OF ZEUS
    RRP: $44.99

    Price: $14.99
  • DEATH AT SEA
    DEATH AT SEA
    CAMILLERI ANDREA
    ISBN: 9781509809127
    Title: DEATH AT SEA
    Author: CAMILLERI ANDREA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    From the title story, Death at Sea, in which the alleged manslaughter of an engineer upon a fishing trawler leads Inspector Montalbano to uncover an even more sinister crime, Andrea Camilleri takes his readers through eight cunning cases from the Vigàtan police files.

    Starting with an arson attack on a hotel which leaves the distraught owner as the chief suspect; to the mysterious case of a woman who goes missing in an underpass with a million lira in her handbag; to a threat on Montalbano’s own life, as an anonymous motorcyclist takes a shot at the detective.

    Featuring stories adapted for BBC4’s Inspector Montalbano, this is the perfect place to start reading Sicily’s favourite crime author.

    Imprint: MANTLE
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
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