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Adapted from the novel by award-winning crime author Denise Mina

NEWS: The Field of Blood Returns to BBC1

The Field Of Blood, adapted from the novel by award-winning crime author Denise Mina, returns to BBC1 this week with a stellar cast, including David Morrissey, Katherine Kelly, Jayd Johnson and Ford Kiernan.

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Kings of America

R.J. Ellory
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R.J. Ellory

Danny McCabe is on the run. He committed a terrible crime. And he'd do it again.A promising boxer back in his native Ireland, he had to start over with a new life and a new home, halfway across the world in up-and-coming New York City.A chance encounter tangles his life up with fellow immigrants Nicky and Lucia Mariani. The siblings came to the land of opportunity with high hopes and little else. As Danny scrapes by, Lucia dreams of Hollywood stardom, while Nicky's reckless ambition measures success only in money and power.They are the only family Danny has. He would do anything for them. But every family has its secrets -- even from each other . . .This is a sweeping story set over three decades, from Europe to America, from the slums and tenements of New York to the glitz and glamour of the Hollywood Hills, from the dark heart of the American Dream to an impossible choice . . .

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Carnival of Shadows

R.J. Ellory
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R.J. Ellory

Kansas, 1959. When a travelling carnival appears overnight, the townsfolk of Seneca Falls are entranced. But the circus brings more than just magic and illusion to the small town: a dead man is discovered beneath the carousel.For FBI Special Agent Michael Travis, the world is clear cut. But there are a lot of grey areas in this case. The carnival folk are unwilling to answer a straight question and they begin to challenge Travis's once unshakeable faith in solid facts and hard evidence...As the investigation turns ever more disturbing, Travis is forced to question everything he believes in as a dark and horrifying conspiracy comes to light.

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The Devil and the River

R.J. Ellory
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R.J. Ellory

When the rains came they found the girl's face. Just her face. At least that was how it appeared...From the Richard & Judy Book Club-selected author of A QUIET BELIEF IN ANGELS.On a summer evening in 1954, 16-year-old Nancy Denton walked into the woods of her hometown of Whytesburg, Mississippi. She was never seen again. Two decades on, Sheriff John Gaines witnesses a harrowing discovery. A body has been unearthed from the riverbank, perfectly preserved, yet bearing evidence of a brutal ritualistic killing. Nancy has come home at last.Already haunted by his experiences in Vietnam, Gaines must now find out what really happened to the beautiful and vivacious Nancy. As he closes in on the truth, Gaines is forced to not only confront his own demons, but to unearth secrets that have long remained hidden. And that truth, so much darker than he could ever have imagined, may be the one thing that finally destroys him.

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The R. J. Ellory Collection

R.J. Ellory
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R.J. Ellory

Comprises: CANDLEMOTHGHOSTHEARTA QUIET VENDETTACITY OF LIESA QUIET BELIEF IN ANGELSA SIMPLE ACT OF VIOLENCETHE ANNIVERSARY MANSAINTS OF NEW YORK

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A Dark and Broken Heart

R.J. Ellory
Authors:
R.J. Ellory

How long can a man escape judgement? A dark and atmospheric thriller from the award-winning author of A QUIET BELIEF IN ANGELS.It should have been easy for Vincent Madigan. Take four hundred thousand dollars away from some thieves, and who could they go to for help? No one at all.Madigan is charming, effective, and knows how to look after himself. The only problem is that he's up to his neck in debt to the drug kingpin of Harlem. This one heist will free Madigan and finally give him a chance to get his life back on track. But things go wrong when Madigan is forced to kill his co-conspirators and a child is shot in the crossfire. Now both sides of the law are hunting him down, and the cop assigned to lead the case is the very last person he could have expected . . .

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The Killer

R.J. Ellory
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R.J. Ellory

The Killer is the final book in award-winning author R.J. Ellory's electrifying ebook trilogy, THREE DAYS IN CHICAGOLAND. The testimonies of the sister, the cop and the killer will at last reveal the dreadful truth behind the brutal murder of a young girl in Chicago in 1956.Let's face facts here-there's some folks who just shouldn't be allowed to raise up kids.Harsh, but true.I'd have to include myself among them, for sure, but I reckon my father would get top billing.I've been in Chicago for over ten years now. I was raised in Taylorville, Illinois, but I fled here back in '46. Not before I took a childhood of batterings from my old man, and saw my ma suffer vicious beating after vicious beating. Oh yeah, Ray Woodroffe regretted both his marriage and his kids, and he didn't shy away from showing us.So I came here. Earned some money, got a place of my own. But that kind of cruelty leaves its mark. It's hereditary. And it found its way into my heart, my bones, my blood. I've been living with guilt a good long time now and finally it's time to make amends. I am a killer and tomorrow morning at ten o'clock, not a moment sooner or later, I am going to die in the electric chair.Includes an exclusive preview of Ellory's gripping novel, A Dark and Broken Heart.

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The Cop

R.J. Ellory
Authors:
R.J. Ellory

The Cop is the second book in award-winning author R.J. Ellory's electrifying ebook-exclusive trilogy, THREE DAYS IN CHICAGOLAND. The testimonies of the sister, the cop and the killer will at last reveal the dreadful truth behind the brutal murder of a young girl in Chicago in 1956. Had I know then how this case would trouble me, well, maybe I would have done things differently. But hindsight is like that. Looking back, it's always so easy to make the right decision...My name is Detective Maguire of Chicago PD 9th Precinct Homicide Division. I got a wife, two kids, and a job that some days can suck the life outta you. This case, this pretty kindergarten teacher choked to death on her kitchen floor, should have been open and shut. We did our research, canvassed the neighborhood and finally we got our man. Walked in right off the street, don't you know, and owned up to it. One killer, one confession, one sure-fire conviction. And yet, something just don't sit right for me. And the devil is in the details, or so they say.

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The Sister

R.J. Ellory
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R.J. Ellory
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Bad Signs

R.J. Ellory
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R.J. Ellory

A superb thriller from the acclaimed author of A QUIET BELIEF IN ANGELS.Orphaned by an act of senseless violence that took their mother from them, half-brothers Clarence Luckman and Elliott Danziger have been raised in state institutions, unaware of any world outside. But their lives take a sudden turn when they are seized as hostages by a convicted killer en route to death row. Earl Sheridan is a psychopath of the worst kind, but he has the potential to change the boys' lives for ever. As the trio set off on a frenetic escape from the law through California and Texas, the two brothers must come to terms with the ever-growing tide of violence that follows in their wake - something that forces them to make a choice about their lives, and their relationship to one another.

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Saints of New York

R.J. Ellory
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R.J. Ellory

Most cops are trying to right grievous wrongs. Few, however, have to deal with the horrific crimes of their own father...Frank Parrish had a famous father: a Saint of New York, an NYPD detective who helped rid the city of Mafia control in the 1980s. John Parrish is a tough act to follow - a legend in his own right - and Frank already has an insubordination rap to beat.Summoned for daily Police Department interviews, he's also trying to work out how the death of a young heroin dealer might connect to his innocent teenage sister, who's just been found dead.There are more questions than answers, not just as the homicides escalate, but as Frank battles with his own demons. He must find the truth, and bring the trail of murder to an end.

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City Of Lies

R.J. Ellory
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R.J. Ellory

A superb, powerful thriller from 'one of crime fiction's new stars' [Sunday Telegraph]John Harper has always been alone. His mother died when he was just seven years old and he was raised in New York by an aunt he barely knew. He never even made his father's acquaintance - a man who died shortly after he was born. After leaving the Big Apple as soon as he was old enough, his life consisted of one moderately successful book, a collection of affectionately received newspaper columns and a comfortable existence in Miami.Then everything changes. A liquor store heist goes wrong - and turns John's existence on its head. It seems that his father didn't die all those years ago. In fact, he has thrived in the New York underworld. But now the man himself lies critically injured in a Manhattan hospital and it's time for father and son to meet at last . . .

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Candlemoth

R.J. Ellory
Authors:
R.J. Ellory

Daniel and Nathan were six years old when they first met and became best friends. Thirty years later Dan is convicted of Nathan's murder . . .Daniel Ford has thirty-six days to live. Accused of the horrific murder of his best friend Nathan twelve years before, he has exhausted all appeals and now faces the long walk to the electric chair. All he can do is make peace with his God. Father John Rousseau is the man to whom the last month of Daniel's life has been entrusted. All the two men have left to do is rake over the last ashes of Ford's existence. So he begins to tell his story. Daniel's story takes him from his first meeting with Nathan, aged six, on the shores of a lake in 1952, through first loves, Vietnam, the death of Kennedy and finally their flight from the draft which ends in Nathan's brutal murder. But meanwhile the clock is ticking and the days are running out . . .

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The Anniversary Man

R.J. Ellory
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R.J. Ellory

The serial killer to end all serial killers is out there and only one person in the whole city knows it...Twenty years ago John Costello's life, as he knew it, ended. He and his beautiful girlfriend, Nadia, were victims of the deranged 'Hammer of God' killer who terrorised New Jersey City throughout the summer of 1984. Nadia was killed instantly. John survived, but withdrew from society, emerging only to work as a crime researcher for a major newspaper. Damaged he may be, but no one in New Jersey knows more about serial killers than John Costello.Then a new spate of murders starts - all seemingly random and unrelated - until John discovers a complex pattern that links them. But could this dark knowledge be about to threaten his life?

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A Simple Act of Violence

R.J. Ellory
Authors:
R.J. Ellory

Washington has a new menace... a serial killer whose victims don't exist...Washington, embroiled in the mid-term elections, did not want to hear about serial killings. But when the newspapers reported a fourth murder, when they gave the killer a name and details of his horrendous crimes, there were few people that could ignore it. Detective Robert Miller is assigned to the case, and rapidly uncover a complication. The victims do not officially exist. Their personal details do not register on any known systems. And as Miller unearths ever more disturbing facts, he starts to face truths so far-removed from his own reality that he begins to fear for his life.

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A Quiet Belief In Angels

R.J. Ellory
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R.J. Ellory
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A Quiet Vendetta

R.J. Ellory
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R.J. Ellory
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Ghostheart

R.J. Ellory
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R.J. Ellory

Alan Bradley

Alan Bradley was born into a family of storytellers who never stopped talking about the old days 'back home' in England - for which he is eternally grateful. He is a former professor at the University of Saskatchewan, where he lectured on screen writing. Alan is the author of a memoir, THE SHOEBOX BIBLE in addition to the bestselling Flavia de Luce series. He lives with his wife, Shirley, in the Isle of Man.To find out more, visit www.flaviadeluce.com.

Anna Bentinck

Anna Bentinck was trained at Arts Educational College and has worked extensively for BBC radio. Animation voices include the series 64 Zoo Lane. Film credits include The Trojan Women, Alice in Wonderland and To The Devil a Daughter. Her many audio books range from Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy, Shirley by Charlotte Bronte, The Five Children and It, by E. Nesbit, One Day by David Nicholls , Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel, The Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys, Sanditon and The Watsons by Jane Austen to The Bible.

Anthea Bell

Anthea Bell