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  • No Friendly Drop

    By Henry Wade
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    Henry Wade
    At first it seems that Lord Henry Grayle has taken an overdose of sleeping medicine, but the autopsy reveals a tiny amount of scopolamine along with the draught - harmless in itself, but fatal when mixed . . .A poisoner with apparently expert knowledge is at work in the great house at Tassart. But from what motive, and how? Before he can find an answer to these questions, Detective Inspector John Poole is faced with a second, more horrible murder.And when there are shocking revelations both above and below stairs, Poole starts to see light breaking on the horizon.
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    New Graves at Great Norne

    By Henry Wade
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    Henry Wade
    Great Norne is a small harbour town in East Anglia that once flourished with trade. Now the quiet community is being terrorised by a series of murders: the vicar, Reverend Torridge is found dead on the quayside; then Colonel Cherrington is shot in his study. A third death follows.The last person to die violently in Great Norne was young Ellen Barton, who killed herself twenty years ago.But there are secrets in this close-knit, religious town - secrets that might provoke someone to bloody revenge. The local police, under Chief Inspector Myrtle, must uncover those secrets, digging into the past, to solve the murders . . .
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  • A Nice Cup of Tea

    By Anthony Gilbert
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    Anthony Gilbert
    'No author is more skilled at making a good story seem brilliant' Sunday ExpressWhen Alice Hunter's mother dies, after grimly clinging on for eighty-odd years, it is enough for genteel Alice just to be free. But she soon becomes lonely, having few points of contact with the people in the cheap boarding houses which are all she can afford. Then comes news of a legacy, and Alice's soul rises as she travels to the family's lawyers in Bath. Her new life is not what she expects, however, and she is lost in a fog of human misunderstanding, hatred and deceit. A nice cup of tea, stirred by detective Arthur Crook, is what she will need to put things right . . .
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    No Fury

    By Margaret Yorke
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    Margaret Yorke
    Ruth Castle - alone, proud, defiant - is determined to rescue some personal happiness from the wreckage of her life. In Haverbury village, she makes friends with Marjorie and Robert Bretherton, and is soon involved in the affairs of other relatives who come to stay for Christmas.Family conflicts emerge, and one night, turning to Ruth for support in a sudden crisis, Marjorie realises that things are not as straightforward as she thought - and that her very life is threatened ...
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    No Villain Need Be

    By Dell Shannon
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    Dell Shannon
    'My favourite American crime-writer' New York Herald TribuneFamous LAPD husband and wife sleuths Sergeant Ivor and Detective Sue Maddox return again, this time juggling half a dozen investigations at once. Balancing solving the cases of an enterprising team of daytime burglars, a scandalous sex ring and suspicious-seeming fatal accidents, they are stretched to the limit when a grandmother and her two-year-old granddaughter are discovered murdered . . .
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  • New Hope for the Dead

    By Charles Willeford
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    Charles Willeford
    'No one writes a better crime novel than Charles Willeford' Elmore LeonardIn an expensive Miami neighbourhood, Sergeant Hoke Mosely, Homicide Division, is called to investigate the lethal overdose of a young junkie. But what seems like a routine OD gives Moseley cause to doubt - particularly when he meets the dead kid's stunning stepmother.And with his two teenage daughters dumped on him by his troublesome ex-wife, a new beat partner struggling with an unplanned pregnancy, and fifty cold cases to solve, it starts to feel like this little matter of a dead junkie and his beautiful stepmother might just be the answer to Hoke's prayers . . .
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    The Nameless Ones

    By Dell Shannon
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    Dell Shannon
    Someone in Glendale is murdering elderly housewives in their homes. The signs point to a serial killer but could the police be mistaken? In each case, the killer knew the victim's routine; but what possible connection can there be between victims at opposite ends of town and who could know just where all of them would be at a given time?Vic Varallo is tasked with the investigation to discover the link between the victims. However, he has more than just murder on his plate, with a new baby to contend with as well as a nasty flu epidemic sweeping through the department.'My favourite American crime-writer' New York Herald Tribune
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    Nightmare

    By Dell Shannon
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    Dell Shannon
    It was strictly a duty call and Pat Carroll wasn't looking forward to it one bit. But she was in Wales and her fiance's family lived nearby. He was dead now, killed in an accident, and Pat felt that since she was so close to his family's home she should pay her respects to the woman who would have been her mother-in-law. It would be a bore, but it was the least she could do. And, besides, it was only for a day or two. But the day or two dragged on and Pat found herself the helpless prisoner of a fanatic madwoman. Locked in a hideous room, she was trapped in an infinite eternity of a waking nightmare . . .'A great suspense shocker in the icy horror tradition of Psycho' Boston Herald
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    No Evil Angel

    By Dell Shannon
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    Dell Shannon
    'My favourite American crime-writer' New York Herald TribuneJewel, a thirteen-year-old schoolgirl, has disappeared from her home in a squalid suburb of Los Angeles. A popular young salesman, Steven Wray, is found slumped over the wheel of his car, dead from an overdose. A respectable old lady left her sister's some weeks ago, but to the alarm of her daughter has still not arrived home. A petrol station is held up and its unresisting attendant needlessly shot dead.This all leads us in the end to Steve Wray's very curious secret; to an atrocious discovery in a walled-up bathroom; and, at last, to Jewel herself . . .
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    No Deadly Drug

    By John D. MacDonald
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    John D. MacDonald
    Indicted by the state of New Jersey for the murder of retired Colonel William Farber. Dr Carl Coppolino had been having an affair with Farber's wife, Marjorie.Did he kill Marjorie's husband and his own wife so he could marry Marjorie? If he did, he may have regretted it, for Marjorie Farber became the prosecution's star witness, claiming her former lover had hypnotized her into becoming an unwilling accomplice in the death of her husband.Famed attorney F. Lee Bailey led the defense and concluded that Marjorie Farber was a classic case of a woman scorned. But did the jury agree?
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    No Past Is Dead

    By J. J. Connington
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    J. J. Connington
    It was not altogether surprising that Ambrose Brenthurst was found brutally murdered outside Fountain Court the night he had presided over the diner meeting of the 'Hernshaw Thirteen Club'.Many were the potential murderers - some of them guests at the diner. But when a second murder takes place it precipitates a crisis in which investigator Sir Clinton Driffield must penetrate a maze of conflicting evidence to spot the murderer.
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    No Peace for the Wicked

    By Elizabeth Ferrars
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    Elizabeth Ferrars
    Antonia Winfield sensed someone was following her. She'd seen a man in a brown suit. He was even behind her in the travel agents where she'd booked her holiday abroad. But perhaps she'd just imagined things. This year she was going on a restful, comfortable trip to a lovely Greek island - but that's not the way things turned out. Mrs Winfield's niece was going on the trip with her, and the two ladies soon had a third companion: the man in the brown suit . . .
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  • No Holiday for Crime

    By Dell Shannon
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    Dell Shannon
    'A Luis Mendoza story means superlative suspense' Los Angeles TimesThere's no holiday from crime at the Los Angeles Police Department, not even at Christmas. Among a string of bizarre cases, there's the very mysterious killing of Lila Askell, the young devout Mormon who was on her way home for Christmas but is found strangled and thrown out of a car.As the Christmas trees are being decorated and the presents wrapped, Lieutenant Luis Mendoza has one of his toughest cases on his hands...
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  • Night Encounter

    By Anthony Gilbert
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    Anthony Gilbert
    The shades of night were falling fast when Arthur Crook drove the old Superb over the Lakeland Fells and into the valley, to stop at a mysterious house where, though a light burned in an upper window, no one answered the bell. Here opens a double murder mystery in which Crook acts in the defence of a young prisoner on the run, whose guilt appears evident. 'The usual gusto, racy prose, good plotting and up-to-the-minute social observation' Sunday Times
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  • No Dust in the Attic

    By Anthony Gilbert
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    Anthony Gilbert
    'No author is more skilled at making a good story seem brilliant' Sunday ExpressOn a fast train to London, Arthur Crook meets trouble with a capital T. During the journey one passenger disappears and is subsequently found dead beside the line. The killer has killed before and is preparing to kill again.Soon, a girl in desperate circumstances finds herself at the hands of a criminal organisation - will Crook now step in as her salvation in this life-and-death chase?
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    Ninth Life

    By Elizabeth Ferrars
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    Elizabeth Ferrars
    When Caroline leaves hospital her sister Fenella insists that she must convalesce in her house in the West Country. But, in the event, Caroline's visit is far from restful.Fenella's husband is moody, excitable, reckless and inexplicably affluent, and soon the brooding atmosphere explodes into violence and murder . . .'Her great virtue, exceeding even her meatily logical plotting and gift of hitting often on really intriguing situations, is her portrayal of people' The Times
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    Nowhere to Go

    By Donald MacKenzie
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    Donald MacKenzie
    Paul Gregory, a Canadian confidence trickster operating in London, targets a wealthy Canadian woman in Britain to sell her collection of valuable coins. When she agrees to give him legal control over the sale, he completes the deal without her knowledge, stashes the proceeds in a safe deposit box, and then deliberately waits to be caught by the police. Gregory plans on getting a five-year sentence, with time off for good behaviour, and then collecting his loot when he is released.But when the judge hands Gregory a ten-year term, his only way out is escape...
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  • Naked at the Window

    By Bill James
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    Bill James
    Drug dealer Ralph Ember stumbles on a ghastly surprise when he and sidekick Beau Derek arrive at the house of yachtsman Barney Coss, his bulk supplier. Barney and his two women have been savagely murdered and the murderers, three drug rivals from London, are still in the house. Beau dies quickly at their hands, and although they let Ralph go, he's a marked man. But when Melanie, Beau's alluring, ruthless widow, learns what has happened, she is bent on revenge and wants Ralph as her partner all the way.'Bill James is a frontrunner among those who have turned the police procedural on its head' Sunday Times
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    The Neon Jungle

    By John D. MacDonald
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    John D. MacDonald
    The Varaki family run the local grocery store, but tragedy hits the family hard. The sudden death of the matriarch of the clan is followed by the favourite son's death in Korea. The teenage daughter falls in with a bad crowd and there's also the other son, Walter, who has been dipping into the till to fund his escape from Doris, his sharp-tongued wife. Then there are the villains ...When their lives intersect the action builds to a bloody and explosive conclusion ...
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    Nothing is the Number When You Die

    By Joan Fleming
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    Joan Fleming
    Nuri Bey saw something floating towards him on the current. It appeared to be something in a boat, some cross-shaped object. He approached more closely as it bobbed and bowed with the tide. What he thought he saw was too fantastic to be believed: the mast of the small water-logged fishing boat formed the upright of a cross - and on it hung a naked man. A traditional Turkish method of dealing with an enemy ...'Pleasingly offbeat' Observer 'Wit and humour - a real piece of Turkish delight' BBC
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