By DJ Target
An explosive insider account of grime, from subculture to international phenomenon. *****A group of kids in the 2000s had a dream to make their voice heard - and this book documents their seminal impact on today's pop culture.DJ Target grew up in Bow under the shadow of Canary Wharf, with money looming close on the skyline. The 'Godfather of Grime' Wiley and Dizzee Rascal first met each other in his bedroom. They were all just grime kids on the block back then, and didn't realise they were to become pioneers of an international music revolution. A movement that permeates deep into British culture and beyond. Household names were borne out of those housing estates, and the music industry now jumps to the beat of their gritty reality rather than the tune of glossy aspiration. Grime has shaken the world and Target is revealing its explosive and expansive journey in full, using his own unique insight and drawing on the input of grime's greatest names.
Gold Was Our Grave
By Henry Wade
Hector Berrenton returns home from hospital after a serious car accident to find a terse note: San Podino. This is yours. Fallon next.Suspecting Berrenton's car has been tampered with, the North Sussex Police call in Scotland Yard. Chief Inspector John Poole, put in charge of the investigation, quickly discovers that three years earlier Berrenton and his partner, Jocelyn Fallon, had been on trial accused of fraud. The crime they were accused of was in connection with a Bolivian goldmine, San Podino, and though the two men were acquitted, a number of investors suffered considerable financial loss.Soon Inspector Poole is dealing with attempted murder . . .
Getcha Rocks Off
By Mick Wall
Hanging out with rock stars, trying to steal their chicks, or throwing up over their guitars after launching into the hospitality a little too enthusiastically, Mick Wall spent much of the 1980s sprawled in limos and five-star hotels with the biggest rock bands in the world, including Led Zeppelin, Guns N' Roses, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Mötley Crüe, Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple, Alice Cooper, Van Halen, Motörhead and more. He was Kerrang! magazine's star writer and the presenter of Monsters of Rock, his own weekly show on Sky TV, and the decade passed in a blur of hard drugs, hot women, and some of the heaviest people your mother definitely would not like. Depicting a world where vague concepts like 'the future' are disdained in favour of nights that last a week and weeks that last forever, Getcha Rocks Off is a rock apocalypse Cider With Roadies, and a more frank and disturbing Apathy for the Devil. It is the kind of book you need to put on your leather jacket to read, open that bottle of Jack and reach for the Charlie. And let the good times roll...
The Good Old Stuff
By John D. MacDonald
From the author of the world-famous Travis McGee thrillers, thirteen of John D. MacDonald's earliest and best crime and mystery stories brought together in one volume.Written at the beginning of his career and originally published in American magazines only, these stories give us a taste of MacDonald's early achievements and show the range of his skill in the realm of mystery and thriller writing.'Sharp, taut, realistic ... an impressive selection' Times
Gold Comes in Bricks
By Erle Stanley Gardner
Give Death a Name
By Anthony Gilbert
When lawyer-detective Arthur Crook bumped into a woman called Barbara on the parade at Beachampton it became apparent she had no idea who she was. She had been closely involved in the sudden deaths of two rich old ladies but something had instinctively prevented her from going to the police.Now Barbara finds herself under grave suspicion and fighting for her life. But will Arthur Crook be able to untangle the mystery?'No author is more skilled at making a good story seem brilliant' Sunday Express
The Genial Stranger
By Donald MacKenzie
Beware of the Genial Stranger.Confidence tricksters are operating throughout Europe! Be on your guard against the man wanting to reward you for returning his dropped wallet. Before parting with money to strangers on any pretext check with your banker or with the local policeThus read the warning posters...
The Ghosts' High Noon
By John Dickson Carr
Jim Blake, journalist and successful spy novelist, is sent to New Orleans to do a story on James Claiborne Blake, a congressional hopeful in the 1912 election. But even from New York he senses following eyes. James Blake, it seems, is threatened by sexual indiscretions. And as the plot thickens, both Blakes become involved in politics and intrigue - and then impossible murder - among the atmospheric byways of New Orleans. 'A wonderful period piece that includes some fascinating real-life characters' Saturday Review
Goldfish Have No Hiding Place
By James Hadley Chase
Steve Manson's magazine dealt in corruption: he attacked the rich, the powerful and the famous - and he made enemies. In a job like that, you couldn't afford to have dirty secrets of your own. With the whole town itching for you to make a slip, it was like living in a goldfish bowl.But Steve had lived clean - until his beautiful, extravagant wife was caught shoplifting, and suddenly he was up to his neck in the dirtiest secrets of all - blackmail and murder.
The Goblin Market
By Helen McCloy
It's 1943, and down-on-his-luck American expat Philip Stark is on the Caribbean island of Santa Teresa. The prewar destination playground is deserted now except for diplomats and oil refinery workers. When a local correspondent dies, Stark sees a chance to make some money. Having worked for the same company in the past, he is hired to replace the dead man. But Stark doesn't think his predecessor died by accident. As he looks into the mystery, he encounters a rival correspondent, an enigmatic police officer and the mistress of the dead man - all of whom had a stake in seeing him dead.
By P. M. Hubbard
Ainslie meets Mary Allison in an ancient Highland graveyard. It is a tantalising meeting that raises more questions than it answers. Later encounters with Mary and with other local people gradually involve him in a mystery that, as a newcomer to the glen, he is not equipped to solve. While the mystery deepens, Ainslie is employed for the winter by one of the local lairds to cull the surplus hinds from the red deer herds. Against the backdrop of the harsh and empty world of the Highlands, this strange and necessary rite will have an explosive climax.
Grim Death and the Barrow Boys
By Joan Fleming
Gideon was a truly deprived child. In early youth he was turned out of the room he shared with his unmarried mother so she could earn a living.Some have greatness thrust upon them but Gideon has merit, and lots of it, thrust upon him by kind people to whom his limp seems pathetic. So when Gideon and his barrow-boy business partner Towser are implicated in murder most foul at the seaside, Towser was obviously guilty and Gideon clearly innocent ... or was he?
Girl Found Dead
By Michael Underwood
'Her scarf had been knotted tightly around her neck and it was obvious she had been killed with great determination ...'Susan Andrews has been murdered and her body found near a disused airfield. The case is now in the hands of Detective-Superintendent Simon Manton, but Susan's father, a former detective-inspector, decides to investigate himself. Important questions soon emerge - what part has a philandering salesman with a scratched cheek, or the dreamy undergraduate son of the local gentry played in Susan's final hours? And, how much evidence must you have against a suspect before you can charge them with murder?
By Hilary Norman
When she was thirteen years old, Abigail Allen was responsible for killing her parents and boyfriend. Guilt has become Abigail's constant companion. She has reconciled herself to living alone - until she meets Silas Graves, a photographer who knows about her past but loves her in spite of it. A possessive, jealous man, Silas can forgive almost anything - except betrayal. But the people he has loved most have all betrayed him. Abigail is different. Abigail needs him, adores him. And besides, they have two things in common. Their secrets ... and death.'A goose-pimply, page-turning read right to the end' Company
Gods and Beasts
By Denise Mina
Corruption, politics and the underworld conspire in the new thriller from award-winning author Denise Mina.A grandfather brutally murdered in a post office raid.A corrupt politician fighting for his future.A police force up for sale.Three crimes leading to one question - who really runs Glasgow?Recently returned to work after the birth of her twins, DS Alex Morrow is called in to head the murder enquiry. The grandfather had helped the gunmen before being shot - was as it a moment of madness, a noble act of self-sacrifice, or did the old man and his killer share a dark past?One city, three crimes and a powerful connection that runs from Glasgow's dark criminal underworld to the international spheres of the super rich.
The Good and the Bad
By Joan Fleming
In Paris, small-time crook Ginger meets Marie Céleste. She is a middle-aged woman, the essence of the Paris streets, who is dying on her feet. They form an amoral yet oddly touching liaison, and plan a fraud that takes them to England.But among the shires nothing is as they expected and their plan falls to pieces. Ginger cannot shake his impressions of the murder that he watched Marie Céleste commit in Paris, and in the end he follows its grim pattern to his own destruction.
The Gallows in my Garden
By Joan Fleming
Through the village, at the dark crossroads, there was a small car parked in an unused lane by the roadside, without its lights. Sebastian got out of Kate's car; some few minutes later, when he was quite sure no other car was approaching, he walked across. Bending over so that his mouth was not far from the driver's ear, he murmured, 'Do you by any chance smoke this brand of cigarette?'Immediately the driver's hand came out and Sebastian laid the chamois-leather roll in it. There was a casual 'Thanks,' and the little car backed out into the road and shot away ...That was how it all began.
By Anthony Price
By the CWA Gold Dagger award-winning author of Other Paths to GloryAn innocent enough advertisement, placed by General Maxwell, retired war hero and beloved squire of Duntisbury Royal, equally innocent hamlet nestled in the English countryside. But the results are explosive...Although it seems obvious that the IRA's stars are rising, there's a more global type of conspiracy in the country air. The CIA and the KGB are suddenly sniffing around, along with British Intelligence Chief Dr David Audley - whose intuition for mischief and espionage puts him right in the midst of the action.
By Andrew Pyper
There's no such thing as an empty house...Don't all kids think there's a haunted house in their neighbourhood? Can you remember yours?What if, as a child, you knew something bad really had happened in that house? What if you actually saw it? Then you tried to forget it for the next thirty years?And then, one day, you had to go back inside that house? Andrew Pyper's THE GUARDIANS is a ghost story for grown-ups. Prepare to enter the Thurman House on Caledonia Street. You have been warned...