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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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Mockingbird Songs

R.J. Ellory
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R.J. Ellory

Prison changes a man. Sometimes in ways you can see. Usually in ways you can't.Henry Quinn only survived three years inside because of Evan Riggs, a one-time country singer, one-time killer, now serving a life sentence, no parole. On the day he gets out, Henry promises Evan he will find his daughter, the daughter he never met, and deliver a letter. A free man, Henry heads to the small Texan town where Evan grew up and where his brother Carson is Sheriff. There's no sign of the girl, and her uncle claims to know nothing of her whereabouts. But Henry isn't about to give up. Carson's behaviour towards him grows threatening, and Henry realises that there are dark secrets buried at the heart of this quiet town. What terrible thing drove the brothers apart, and what happened to Evan's daughter?

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Carnival of Shadows

R.J. Ellory
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R.J. Ellory
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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
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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
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The Cop

R.J. Ellory
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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

The Sister is the first 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. That final minute should have lasted forever, but it was gone before I knew it.Four years, five months, fifteen days, and twenty-two hours collapsed into sixty seconds.Today I will see a man die. Today I will see justice delivered. Four and a half years ago a man - a monster - put his hands around my sister's fragile neck and squeezed the life out of her. He confessed without hesitation. He gave no explanation, no defense, and he did not ask for mercy. And as I sit here, counting down his final seconds on this Earth, I know my wait is over. I will finally get what I truly desire: to see my sister's killer executed in front of my eyes.

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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
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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
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R.J. Ellory
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A Quiet Belief In Angels

R.J. Ellory
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R.J. Ellory

A superb, atmospheric thriller from 'one of crime fiction's new stars' [Sunday Telegraph]Joseph Vaughan's life has been dogged by tragedy. Growing up in the 1950s, he was at the centre of series of killings of young girls in his small rural community. The girls were taken, assaulted and left horribly mutilated. Barely a teenager himself, Joseph becomes determined to try to protect his community and classmates from the predations of the killer.Despite banding together with his friends as ' The Guardians', he was powerless to prevent more murders - and no one was ever caught. Only after a full ten years did the nightmare end when the one of his neighbours is found hanging from a rope, with articles from the dead girls around him. Thankfully, the killings finally ceased. But the past won't stay buried - for it seems that the real murderer still lives and is killing again. And the secret of his identity lies in Joseph's own history...

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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

A brilliant novel of love and consequences from 'one of crime fiction's new stars' [Sunday Telegraph]Annie O'Neill has it all: a cosy Manhattan apartment, a beautiful bookshop and a network of supportive friends. But at the heart of her life is a hole - a place vacated by her father when he died in her childhood.So when a mysterious man named Forrester enters the shop and claims to be her father's oldest friend she jumps at the chance to find out more of her own past. But Forrester's not being free with the answers she needs. He's much more interested in telling her a story about a ruthless ganglord and a fifty-year-old betrayal. A betrayal that she will realise far too slowly, has something very much to do with her...

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Candlemoth

R.J. Ellory
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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 . . .

Sarah Harrison

Sarah Harrison is the renowned author of more than 25 books. She is also a journalist and broadcaster (she's appeared on WOMAN'S HOUR, ANY QUESTIONS?, and most recently the book panel on Radio Five's SIMON MAYO PROGRAMME). Her novels THE FLOWERS OF THE FIELD and A FLOWER THAT'S FREE were bestsellers around the world. She lives in London. www.sarah-harrison.net

Sarah J. Naughton

Sarah J Naughton grew up in Dorset, on a diet of tales of imperiled heroines and wolves in disguise. As an adult her reading matter changed but those dark fairytales had deep roots. Her debut children's thriller, THE HANGED MAN RISES, featured a fiend from beyond the grave menacing the streets of Victorian London, and was shortlisted for the 2013 Costa award. TATTLETALE is her first adult novel, and has a monster of a different kind. Sarah lives in Central London with her husband and two sons.

Tilly Bagshawe

Tilly Bagshawe upset the nuns at her Catholic boarding school by getting pregnant at seventeen. Expelled but undaunted, she gave birth to a beautiful daughter alone and went on to Cambridge University before fulfilling her dream of becoming a writer. Now a happy (but tired!) mother of three, she has contributed to many newspapers and magazines including GLAMOUR, COSMOPOLITAN, THE SUNDAY TIMES and THE DAILY MAIL.