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Over the Sea to Die

By Richard Grindal
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Richard Grindal
When both his holiday plans and love affair collapse, London doctor Charles Mackinnon agrees to act as locum in Skye, looking forward to a peaceful stay. However, within hours of his arrival he witnesses someone being thrown off a distant cliff into the sea.When the body of Jamie Gillespie is discovered in the water, the police remain sceptical of his report, and he begins to doubt what he saw. Then a pregnant, disabled woman disappears, and Charles finds himself drawn into a primitive ritual of superstition and violence.
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On the Run

By John D. MacDonald
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John D. MacDonald
Sid Shanley couldn't stay in one place very long. He had to keep on the run, changing towns, changing jobs, changing women. He worked out the perfect setup - no attachments, no trails, no explanations. But now a girl has caught up with him. Her name was Paula - and a million dollars lay behind her strange invitation ...
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  • The One That Got Away

    By Helen McCloy
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    Helen McCloy
    A castle, a deserted village, and murder in the Scottish HighlandsWhen child psychologist and US Naval Intelligence officer Lieutenant Peter Dunbar takes on a secret mission in the Scottish Highlands at the end of World War II, he finds himself drawn into the lives of a troubled boy and his beautiful young cousin.But why does Johnny Stockton refuse to explain why he keeps running away from his comfortable home? And how might the answer be entangled with the mystery of an escaped German prisoner and a dying man's message?
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    One More Sunday

    By John D. MacDonald
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    John D. MacDonald
    Welcome to the Eternal Church of the Believer, where devout workers operate state-of-the-art computer equipment to process the thousands of dollars that pour in daily and where hundreds of prayers are offered by armies of believers.Roy Owens arrives there after his journalist wife disappears while doing an exposé on the Eternal Church of the Believer. Embroiled in a desperate search for her, it is not long before he uncovers a multimillion-dollar organization that hides the vices and human failings of the people behind the church.
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    One Monday We Killed Them All

    By John D. MacDonald
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    John D. MacDonald
    Step by step, Dwight McAran built a wall of vicious hate around himself. It was easy. He was a man who could slap one woman to death because she loved him, and hum a love song to another while he raped her.Sure, he did some time in jail. He sat in a cell and simmered for five long years until his hate hardened to a core of white-hot evil. Revenge was all he craved - and a plan was what he had - a plan just cruel enough to please him, and just crazy enough to work.
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    The Only Girl in the Game

    By John D. MacDonald
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    John D. MacDonald
    Her employers are the high priests of Las Vegas and she is their handmaiden. Her job is to lead the lambs to the sacrifice, to keep them happy at the tables, where her partners slaughter the suckers. She longs to be free of the entertainers rubbing elbows with thugs at the craps tables, the divorcées hocking their jewels next to all-night marriage chapels, and the little white balls bouncing along the roulette wheels twenty-four hours a day.But no matter how hard she tries to escape her past, she's fated to be caught for ever backstage in the sick glitter of the infamous strip with nothing but sand and neon and money, money, everywhere.
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    One Step From Murder

    By Laurence Meynell
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    Laurence Meynell
    Roger Fenton has achieved a lot since he left jail. At last he has a good job, a new name and he is beginning to overcome the ex-con's bitterness which has threatened to ruin him. But his new existence had the seeds of disaster in it, and on the day the pale man shuffles up to him and murmurs 'one six seven', Roger knows his past has caught up with him. As manager and prospective partner in a thriving business Roger knows he can deal with difficult clients and delicate business deals. But this new situation permits no half measures. He has to decide on one of two ruthless courses: to fight or to run ...
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  • Owls Don't Blink

    By Erle Stanley Gardner
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    Erle Stanley Gardner
    Roberta Fenn was every man's dream - a clinging climber with photogenic features and a phenomenal body. She had what it took to get what she wanted, and she wanted a lot. But one thing she wasn't looking for was an early grave, and that was where she was heading - unless the redoubtable Bertha Cool and the inimitable Donald Lam jumped in, guessed right, and moved fast to save this bedevilled dream girl from a nightmare of blackmail, double cross and murder.
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  • The Other Devil's Name

    By Elizabeth Ferrars
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    Elizabeth Ferrars
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    The Open Door

    By Laurence Meynell
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    Laurence Meynell
    Stella Brendan was accustomed to a comfortable unearned income and she was fifty-two years old when it vanished. How could she survive? She could survive by marrying Sir Loder Cholerton, tycoon and ageing bachelor. But Stella has skeletons in her past, skeletons that would not appeal to Sir Loder should they come out. When that threat occurs Stella calls Hooky Hefferman, who finds himself trying to protect Stella's interests. Then there's a murder. A man has been shot and there are several people who could have fired the fatal bullet ...'Thoroughly civilised writing, managing to up-date the easy, humorous, engaging mood of pre-war days, floods this pleasant country house mystery with a sunny glow' Glasgow Herald
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    One Bright Summer Morning

    By James Hadley Chase
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    James Hadley Chase
    Successful dramatist Victor Dermott rents an isolated ranch-house in the Nevada Desert. For two months all is ideal, then one bright summer morning he wakes to find his dog, his guns, his servant vanished - and the telephone dead. The terror has begun ...'Agonising tension sustained throughout a first-rate story' Evening Standard
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  • Over the Edge

    By Betty Rowlands
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    Betty Rowlands
    'A gifted and knowledgeable writer . . . engaging and readable' Financial TimesMelissa Craig accompanies her artist neighbor Iris to France, where Iris will teach a two-week course at Philippe Bonard's language and culture centre, while Melissa researches Camisard history for her new thriller.Then a former student plummets down a cliff - on the face of it a tragic accident. But the discover, days later, of a second body in almost the identical spot seems to suggest murder instead. And Melissa, uncovering the strange and violent history of the area, and the past treacheries of a Gestapo infiltrator, finds herself drawn yet again into a present-day mystery.
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    Olura

    By Geoffrey Household
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    Geoffrey Household
    Olura Manoli is a lovely creature, though perhaps a little foolish in her friendship with an African prime minister whom she accompanies to Spain without police protection. Olura and the politician are followed by an Italian paparazzo hoping to catch glimpses of their indiscretion. But when he turns up dead in the couple's bathroom, it seems there is no one Olura can turn to for help but Philip Ardower, an English don and authority on the Basque language. His help is certainly needed in the dangerous day to follow, when violent death and police suspicion dog the lovers along the rugged mountains and dark mine shafts of the fierce Biscay coast.
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    Our Man in Camelot

    By Anthony Price
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    Anthony Price
    By the CWA Gold Dagger award-winning author of Other Paths to GloryAnthony Price ingeniously combines the machinations of British Intelligence with the legend of King Arthur in an extraordinary thriller that crackles with suspense from start to finish. A US Air Force plane mysteriously vanishes on a flight from its base in Britain, and its ace pilot with it. The CIA investigates the missing pilot, and makes some odd findings - finding that will take British Intelligence officer David Audley back to the sixth century in an absorbing battle of wits with the Soviet secret police.
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    October Men

    By Anthony Price
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    Anthony Price
    By the CWA Gold Dagger award-winning author of Other Paths to GloryIn the fourth title of Anthony Price's gripping spy series, British Intelligence officer David Audley slips away to Italy without authorisation, taking his wife with him. Immediately the suspicion arises that he may have defected, and the head of Italian security is also interested in his arrival, particularly as it has flushed from cover a rogue communist. But Audley has his own reasons for leaving Britain, in an investigation that becomes a matter of life or death.
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