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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
    Authors:
    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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    Narrowing the Field

    By A.P. McCoy
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    A.P. McCoy
    Everything seems to be going right for brilliant young jockey Duncan Claymore. A career on the up, a beautiful wife, and all the trappings of wealth. But Duncan is haunted by the death of one of his arch-rivals. He may not have pulled the trigger, but he still has blood on his hands.As Duncan struggles to keep his focus on the job, Michelle O'Brien - a friend and talented fellow jockey - is killed and Duncan knows this was far from a tragic accident. He's never liked William Osborne, but now he will stop at nothing to avenge Michelle's death.With Duncan's seemingly perfect world starting to come apart at the seams, can he balance his desire for victory on the field with his desire to see justice served?
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    The Nightmare Place

    By Steve Mosby
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    Steve Mosby
    His break-ins are careful. His attacks are savage. His confidence is growing . . .DI Zoe Dolan is tracking a stalker who brutally attacks women in their own homes. With no idea how he gets in, or who he'll target next, the case is at a dead end - until a tip-off from a confidential helpline.But instead of helping, the new information drags Zoe deeper into the darkness. As the psyche of a vicious criminal threatens to drown her, the traumas of the past she's never escaped creep closer and closer.Now, for Zoe and the other women of the city, nowhere is safe. Particularly their own bedroom in the dead of night . . .
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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 Deadly Drug

    By John D. MacDonald
    Authors:
    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 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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  • 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
    Authors:
    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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    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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  • Nobody Here By That Name

    By Donald MacKenzie
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    Donald MacKenzie
    Ex-cop and investigator John Raven becomes involved with a killing carried out in England but arranged by US Intelligence services with the connivance of their English equivalents. And it just so happens that it is a friend of Raven who is manoeuvred by these faceless government agents into carrying out the murder. When Raven starts asking questions about why his friend has been led into this mess, he discovers that to question such forces is a very dangerous occupation . . .
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    No Bones About It

    By Joan Fleming
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    Joan Fleming
    The Borgan family have always been pressed for money. But when wealth descends on them in the form of presents of banknotes from octogenarian Grandad, dreams come true for each member of the family. But where did Grandad get the money from? And what use do the beneficiaries actually make of it?'Trust Mrs Fleming to pull something new out of the bag' Guardian'The plotting is most ingenious and the characters are delightfully varied' Observer
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  • No Laughing Matter

    By Betty Rowlands
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    Betty Rowlands
    'A gifted and knowledgeable writer . . . engaging and readable' Financial TimesTwo fatal cases of food poisoning at Framleigh House, the smart residential home where Melissa Craig's mother Sylvia is staying, are treated as accidental by the authorities. To Melissa's consternation, Sylvia has noticed some strange goings-on and decides to do some detective work of her own. And when another resident is taken ill Melissa starts to take her mother's concerns seriously. She begins to investigate with the aid of local journalist Bruce Ingram, and in so doing puts her own life in jeopardy.
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    Not My Thing

    By James Hadley Chase
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    James Hadley Chase
    Not my thing is a powerful, compulsive novel of betrayal and death from James Hadley Chase, the master of mystery and adventure. Ruthless tycoon Sherman Jamison is determined to have an heir. He will let nothing stand in his way. Yet, not only is his wife unable to provide him with a child, but as a devout Catholic she will not consent to the divorce her husband so desperately wants. And so Jamison decides to get rid of her ... permanently.
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    No Escape

    By Hilary Norman
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    Hilary Norman
    Some people find it hard to trust Robin Allbeury, a wealthy lawyer and an expert on marital secrets, who runs an unorthodox sideline helping troubled wives escape from their abusive marriages.For some women, help comes too late. Women like Lynne Bolsover, wife and mother of two, whose battered body lies beneath sacking on a Hertfordshire allotment. A victim of a brutish husband, or so it would seem ...'Genuinely scary ... touches of sheer horror ... a real page-turner' Daily Telegraph
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    Night Boat from Puerto Vedra

    By Donald MacKenzie
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    Donald MacKenzie
    It was largely chance that took Dougal Macneil to the empty racetrack that morning, but when he inadvertently sees - and photographs - something he shouldn't he is soon under threat from a seemingly omnipotent force.Colonel Weber, head of police of the tiny Central American country of Montoro, is sheltering a former Nazi whose name is high on Israel's most-wanted list. And on the face of it he holds all the cards: control of the police force, the trust of government officials - and Macneil's wife, whom he is holding in 'protective custody'. But Macneil is not an adversary to be underestimated . . .
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  • Never a Dull Moment

    By Peter Cheyney
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    Peter Cheyney
    'Some wise guy - Confucius or somebody - said there was nothin' like the truth, which is a thing that I believe in - sometimes. Anyhow, I am goin' to try this nothin' but the truth stuff on this dame I spoke to. What can I lose, anyway?' When Julia Wayles is kidnapped in the US and taken to England, FBI agent Lemmy Caution finds himself caught up in a tangled web of intrigue and international espionage. Julia is being held by two American mobsters, who may or may not be who they say they are. And as usual it's the dames in the story who distract Lemmy from business.
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