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Be Kind to the Killer

By Henry Wade
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Henry Wade
Detective Constable Henry Campion turns lone avenger when his childhood friend and colleague DC Fred Jordan is shot dead by a gangster who is spared the death sentence. And Campion is convinced there were two killers. To try to catch the second, Campion goes undercover as a spiv in a King's Cross nightclub, the Full Moon. But Campion's adventures at the Full Moon draw him deeper into gangland, and closer to the woman of his dreams - his dead friend's widow . . .But is it love, or is Anne Jordan using Campion for her own ends?
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Bury Him Darkly

By Henry Wade
Authors:
Henry Wade
The night watchman at Hallams, the long-established Bond Street jewellers, is found dead with his head battered in, and a number of display cases have been rifled. Chief Inspector Burr picks up the trail, with the young Inspector Poole as his assistant.But before long, the crime at Hallams is overshadowed by a mystery which stirs Scotland Yard into a frenzy of activity. Even the great Superintendent Fraser is aroused from his customary Olympian calm; but it is the detailed work of young Poole which eventually solves the double problem, links mystery to mystery and brings the clear light of day . . .
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Betrayals

By Charles Palliser
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Charles Palliser
'Rewarding, inventive and enjoyably perplexing' Sunday TimesA colleague writes an obituary for a fellow scientist and Nobel Prize winner, somewhat relishing his death; a train in the Scottish Highlands takes the wrong track during a snowstorm, resulting in a death, possibly murder; a publisher's reader reports on a hospital romance novel that bizarrely ends with a gory, Ripper-style murder. Ten apparently separate stories are ingeniously drawn together to form variations on a single theme - obsession with the success of a rival and the plotting of his death.But obsession is an unstable motive for murder, and the game of revenge can turn very sour . . .Betrayals is an ingenious, mesmerising puzzle, intricately pieced together by a master of the art.
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The Bamboo Blonde

By Dorothy B. Hughes
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Dorothy B. Hughes
Griselda and Con Satterlee are spending a second honeymoon in a cottage on Long Beach, and it's not going well. To cap it all, Con picks up a blonde in the Bamboo Bar one night and walks out with her, leaving Griselda on her own.Con comes back, saying that he took the blonde outside to try to stop her from shooting herself, but the police find her body the next morning and Con is arrested for her murder.Then Con disappears, and Griselda is alone in their beach house with a door that can't keep out the Major, who frightens her; Kew, whom Con distrusts; Kathie, who is lovely, and so strange; or Dare, who has caused trouble before . . .Griselda must work quickly to save Con - and their marriage.
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  • The Burning Room

    By Michael Connelly
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    Michael Connelly
    Los Angeles Detective Harry Bosch tackles a cold case unlike any he's ever worked, in the new legal thriller from the bestselling author of THE LINCOLN LAWYER and THE BLACK ECHO, Michael Connelly.In the LA Police's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet ten years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but any other evidence is virtually non-existent.Now Bosch and his new partner, rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case. Starting with the bullet that's been lodged for years in the victim's spine, they must pull new leads from years-old information, which soon reveals that this shooting may have been anything but random in this gripping police procedural.
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  • The Body on the Beam

    By Anthony Gilbert
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    Anthony Gilbert
    When Florence Penny's body is found hanging from a beam in the bedsit she has been renting, it looks to Inspector Field like a case of suicide. Soon, though, he realises murder is the motive, and the discovery of a single pink bead among the disordered bedclothes leads him to prime suspect Charles Hobart.It's now up to Scott Egerton, Hobart's prospective brother-in-law, and an astute private inquiry agent named Gordon to establish Hobart's innocence . . .'No author is more skilled at making a good story seem brilliant' Sunday Express
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    The Burglar Who Counted The Spoons

    By Lawrence Block
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    Lawrence Block
    The long-awaited eleventh novel in the Bernie Rhodenbarr series.Everybody's favourite burglar returns in an eleventh adventure that finds him and his lesbian sidekick Carolyn Kaiser breaking into houses, apartments, and even a museum, in a madcap adventure replete with American Colonial silver, an F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscript, a priceless portrait, and a remarkable array of buttons. And, wouldn't you know it, there's a dead body, all stretched out on a Trent Barling carpet...
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    Before I Die

    By Helen McCloy
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    Helen McCloy
    Kyra Novacs: Who was she? Where did she come from? Bob knew almost nothing about her, just enough to fall hopelessly in love with her. They were thrown together for business reasons and, believing her to be single, he threw caution to the wind.But Kyra isn't single. And when her husband is killed in the midst of an argument over divorce, it falls to Bob's loyal wife of seventeen years, Susan, to prove his innocence ...'Miss McCloy compels you to read every word' Observer
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  • Breath of Suspicion

    By Elizabeth Ferrars
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    Elizabeth Ferrars
    It is at a party that Richard Hedon first hears about the mysterious Paul Clyro and his sudden disappearance. Clyro had been a scientist, doing secret work on viruses with a colleague named Wolsingham. But when Wolsingham committed suicide, Clyro found the body and promptly vanished without a trace. Richard's curiosity is piqued, and he follows Clyro's trail - all the way to Madeira, where a man known as Gavin Chilmark is living a comfortable life free from any breath of suspicion . . .
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  • The Bigger They Come

    By Erle Stanley Gardner
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    Erle Stanley Gardner
    The story of how a man can commit a brutal murder, confess, and get away with it!The killer was guilty without a shred of doubt. The police had him behind bars. The district attorney had plenty of evidence. But - no court in the state could convict him!The Bigger They Come features that fast-moving, skull-cracking team: Bertha Cool, a two-hundred pound "lady" who uses the language of a longshoreman. And Donald Lam, a pint-sized process server who would have been in the morgue long ago except that he can think faster than the next man ... or woman.
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    Believe This . . . You'll Believe Anything

    By James Hadley Chase
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    James Hadley Chase
    Clay Burden married his wife Rhonda because he was tired of being on his own. Val had walked out on him - and if he couldn't have Val, maybe marriage might make him forget her. Six years later, working in Paradise City, Clay meets Val again. Married to the sinister Henry Vidal, she's changed: still beautiful and passionate, still compelling, but tense and nervous and driven by odd fears and anxieties.When Clay leaves his job and joins the Vidal empire, what begins as a sneaking feeling of unease hardens into stone cold certainty. Val must be released from the hypnotic influence exerted over her by her husband - even if Clay has to murder to set her free ...
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    Believed Violent

    By James Hadley Chase
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    James Hadley Chase
    The Russians will pay $4,000,000 for the top secret formula to a revolutionary new metal ... and the CIA will do anything to stop them.American inventor Dr Paul Forrester is the man that both sides want. He alone can decipher the vital code but, for two years, Forrester has been in a mental asylum - ever since that bloody day when he walked in on his beautiful wife and her lover.So it's Nona Jacey, Forrester's former lab assistant, who becomes a helpless pawn in the power struggle to possess the scientist. Because she is the only person that holds the key to unlocking Forrester's mind ...
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    The Boathouse Riddle

    By J. J. Connington
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    J. J. Connington
    When Chief Constable Sir Clinton Driffield goes to stay with his friend Wendover, mysterious goings-on in the boathouse he owns soon attract the duo's attention. Lights go on and off, strangers come in and out, and a game warden is found murdered nearby. And as they work to solve the crime, a second body is dredged up from the lake ...'Mr J. J. Connington is a name revered by all specialists on detective fiction' Spectator
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  • Bedrooms Have Windows

    By Erle Stanley Gardner
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    Erle Stanley Gardner
    It started as a routine tail - shadowing an oily hustler who'd been courting a well-healed matron. But the assignment soon led Donald Lam to a sleazy hotel room with a sexy barfly. And now she's left him high and dry with a pair of corpses dumped in his lap. Suddenly he's the cops' prime suspect. And it'll take some fancy footwork to sidestep the law - and the real killer, who intends to leave Bertha Cool partnerless.
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  • Bats Fly at Dusk

    By Erle Stanley Gardner
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    Erle Stanley Gardner
    A cool girl hunt is what the blind man wanted. He was searching for a pretty young woman, soft spoken and slender, whom he'd never seen but knew had vanished, and he was willing to pay Bertha Cool anything to find her.The whole thing seemed impossible and sounded suspicious, but the man's money was right - even if his motives weren't - and given the choice Bertha always followed the dollar sign.Only this time, the dollar sign pointed to murder and fingered Bertha Cool as a red hot suspect.
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  • Burn This

    By Helen McCloy
    Authors:
    Helen McCloy
    Boston landlady Harriet Sutton discovers a note about a conspiracy to murder someone - a note that must have come from one of her tenants.When a tenant is murdered, she asks psychiatrist-sleuth Dr Basil Willing to investigate. Her son, a Vietnam veteran whom the police consider a victim of combat fatigue who may be capable of anything, is under suspicion. And as the mystery unfolds, Harriet Sutton tries desperately to prove them wrong.
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  • Bachelors Get Lonely

    By Erle Stanley Gardner
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    Erle Stanley Gardner
    Two incidents involving a Peeping Tom are reported from the Swim and Tan Motel to the detective agency belonging to Donald Lam and Bertha Cool. Bertha, meanwhile, has warned Donald to steer clear of the dangerous jobs and stick to aiding solid, sane citizens like Montrose L. Carson. And all Carson wants is the name of the informer in his office who is passing on confidential material to a business rival, Herbert Dowling.But when Dowling is murdered at the Swim and Tan Motel, it looks as though Bertha has picked the wrong client, and Donald the right girl when he chooses a lively bait to catch the Peeping Tom ... and the murderer.
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    Babylon

    By Camilla Ceder
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    Camilla Ceder
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  • By Any Illegal Means

    By Donald MacKenzie
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    Donald MacKenzie
    While John and Kirstie Raven are in Paris they come across an old college friend of Kirstie's, Kirk Cameron. Learning he is coming to London in an attempt to raise some funds, Kirstie insists he stay with them on their houseboat in Chelsea. What Cameron doesn't tell his hosts is that he has agreed to help a casual acquaintance in a little 'industrial espionage': and what Cameron hasn't been told is that he is to be involved in robbing a safety deposit box . . .
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    A Bone to Pick

    By Charlaine Harris
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    Charlaine Harris
    The second in the mystery series from the No. 1 SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author.Aurora Teagarden: 2There's nothing like discovering that an elderly lady has made you the unlikely heir of her estate to add excitement to your life. Except perhaps finding a human skull in the window seat. Roe Teagarden is sure that Jane Engle wasn't a killer. Which means the real murderer is still out there.And now it's up to Roe to identify the victim and work out which one of Jane's seemingly ordinary neighbours is in fact a cold-blooded murderer - without putting herself in deadly danger.
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