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  • BRIGHT YOUNG DEAD
    BRIGHT YOUNG DEAD
    FELLOWES JESSICA
    ISBN: 9780751567205
    Title: BRIGHT YOUNG DEAD
    Author: FELLOWES JESSICA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'All the blissful escapism of a Sunday-night period drama in a book'

    The Pool on The Mitford Murders

    As the glamour of the Bright Young Things crashes into the world of the Mitford sisters, their maid Louisa Cannon finds herself at the scene of a gripping murder mystery.

    Meet the Bright Young Things, the rabble-rousing hedonists of the 1920s whose treasure hunts were a media obsession. One such game takes place at the 18th birthday party of Pamela Mitford, but ends in tragedy as cruel, charismatic Adrian Curtis is pushed to his death from the church neighbouring the Mitford home.

    The police quickly identify the killer as a maid, Dulcie. But Louisa Cannon, chaperone to the Mitford girls and a former criminal herself, believes Dulcie to be innocent, and sets out to clear the girl's name . . . all while the real killer may only be steps away.

    PRAISE FOR THE MITFORD MURDERS SERIES

    'A lively, well-written, entertaining whodunit'

    The Times (Crime Fiction Book of the Month)

    'Exactly the sort of book you might enjoy with the fire blazing, the snow falling. The solution is neat and the writing always enjoyable'

    Anthony Horowitz (best crime novels of the year)

    'An extraordinary meld of fact and fiction'

    Graham Norton

    'A must-read series. Give it to absolutely everyone for Christmas, then pre-order the next one'

    Susan Hill

    'Keeps the reader guessing to the very end. An accomplished crime debut and huge fun to read'

    Evening Standard

    'True and glorious indulgence. A dazzling example of a Golden Age mystery'

    Daisy Goodwin

    Imprint: SPHERE
    RRP: $29.99
    Price: $29.99
  • BROKEN GROUND
    BROKEN GROUND
    MCDERMID VAL
    ISBN: 9781408709368
    Title: BROKEN GROUND
    Author: MCDERMID VAL
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'Somebody has been here before us. And he's still here . . .'

    When a body is discovered in the remote depths of the Highlands, DCI Karen Pirie finds herself in the right place at the right time. Unearthed with someone's long-buried inheritance, the victim seems to belong to the distant past - until new evidence suggests otherwise, and Karen is called in to unravel a case where nothing is as it seems. It's not long before an overheard conversation draws Karen into the heart of a different case, however - a shocking crime she thought she'd already prevented. As she inches closer to the twisted truths at the centre of these murders, it becomes clear that she's dealing with a version of justice terrifyingly different to her own . . .

    Number one bestseller and queen of crime Val McDermid returns with her most breathtakingly atmospheric and exhilarating novel yet.

    Imprint: LITTLE BROWN
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • BROKEN SHORE
    BROKEN SHORE
    TEMPLE PETER
    ISBN: 9781921656774
    Title: BROKEN SHORE
    Author: TEMPLE PETER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Before Rai Sarris, Cashin was different. He moved more quickly then, he was less thoughtful, less easily spooked. But there are consequences when you've come that close to dying.
    For Cashin, they include a posting away from the world of murderers, of Homicide, to the quiet place on the coast where he grew up. Here all he has to do is play the country cop and walk the dogs. And sometimes think about how he was before Sarris.

    Then rich Charles Bourgoyne, the local benefactor, is bashed and everything seems to point to three boys from the nearby Aboriginal community. Cashin is unconvinced and as tragedy unfolds relentlessly into tragedy, he finds himself holding onto something that might be better let go.

    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $23.95

    Price: $23.95
  • BRUSH OFF  -  Text Classics
    BRUSH OFF - Text Classics
    MALONEY SHANE
    ISBN: 9781925603279
    Title: BRUSH OFF - Text Classics
    Author: MALONEY SHANE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Winner, Ned Kelly Award for Crime Fiction, 1996.

    Murray Whelan, hero of Stiff, is back at his richly futile best in The Brush-Off. When the body of an artist is fished from the moat outside the National Gallery, Murray - political minder, brushed-off lover and art buff on the make - goes looking for the big picture. If he can put the fix in, he might have a chance of staying employed.

    The second adventure in Shane Maloney’s series brilliantly mixes high art with low blows.

    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $12.95

    Price: $12.95
  • BRUTAL TELLING   #5
    BRUTAL TELLING #5
    PENNY LOUISE
    ISBN: 9780751547580
    Title: BRUTAL TELLING #5
    Author: PENNY LOUISE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    When Chief Inspector Gamache arrives in picturesque Three Pines, he steps into a village in chaos. A man has been found bludgeoned to death, and there is no sign of a weapon, a motive or even the dead man's name. As Gamache and his colleagues start to dig under the skin of this peaceful haven for clues, they uncover a trail of stolen treasure, mysterious codes and a shameful history that begins to shed light on the victim's identity - and points to a terrifying killer...

    Imprint: SPHERE
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BURDEN OF LIES : A Peter Tanner Thriller
    BURDEN OF LIES : A Peter Tanner Thriller
    BEASLEY RICHARD
    ISBN: 9781925368154
    Title: BURDEN OF LIES : A Peter Tanner Thriller
    Author: BEASLEY RICHARD
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Cocaine. Construction. Corruption.

    The unholy trinity of Sydney


    Self-made property mogul Tina Leonard has already lost her business, her home and custody of her children because South East Banking Corporation left her bankrupt. Now it appears she is being framed for the murder of her banker Oliver Randall, a senior executive of the corporation. Her motive? Revenge for ruining her life and her business.

    When maverick lawyer Peter Tanner is brought in to represent Tina, he bends the law to learn the truth. Was the real killer employed by the bank to silence Randall, who knew too much about their corrupt clientele and business dealings?

    As Tanner digs deeper the truth is harder and harder to find. Drug dealers and dodgy cops are a breed apart from corrupt corporate bankers, who’ll do anything to keep their names in the clear.

    Who really silenced Randall? Tanner gets more than he bargained for as he tangles with craven bent banks and a client who can't talk, and danger lurks far too close to home.

    Richard Beasley's latest sharp-edged, gritty Peter Tanner thriller

    Imprint: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • BURY YOUR DEAD   #6
    BURY YOUR DEAD #6
    PENNY LOUISE
    ISBN: 9780751544442
    Title: BURY YOUR DEAD #6
    Author: PENNY LOUISE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    As Quebec City shivers in the grip of winter, its ancient stone walls cracking in the cold, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache plunges into the strangest case of his celebrated career. A man has been brutally murdered in one of the city's oldest buildings - a library where the English citizens of Quebec safeguard their history. And the death opens a door into the past, exposing a mystery that has lain dormant for centuries . . . a mystery Gamache must solve if he's to catch a present-day killer. Steeped in luscious atmosphere, brimming with the suspense and wit that have earned Louise Penny a massive global following, Bury Your Dead is the most ingenious suspense novel of the year.

    Imprint: SPHERE
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BUTCHERS OF BERLIN
    BUTCHERS OF BERLIN
    PETIT CHRIS
    ISBN: 9781471143434
    Title: BUTCHERS OF BERLIN
    Author: PETIT CHRIS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Berlin 1943. August Schlegel lives in a world full of questions with no easy answers. Why is he being called out on a homicide case when he works in financial crimes? Why did the old Jewish solider with an Iron Cross shoot the block warden in the eye then put a bullet through his own head? Why does Schlegel persist with the case when no one cares because the Jews are all being shipped out anyway? And why should Morgen, wearing the dreaded black uniform of the SS, turn up and say he has been assigned to work with him?

    Corpses, dressed with fake money, bodies flayed beyond recognition: are these routine murders committed out of rage or is someone trying to tell them something?

    Imprint: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BUTTON MAN : A Hugo Marston Novel   #4
    BUTTON MAN : A Hugo Marston Novel #4
    PRYOR MARK
    ISBN: 9781616149949
    Title: BUTTON MAN : A Hugo Marston Novel #4
    Author: PRYOR MARK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In this prequel to 'The Bookseller', former FBI profiler Hugo Marston has just become head of security at the US Embassy in London. He's asked to protect a famous movie-star couple, Dayton Harper and Ginny Ferro, who, while filming a movie in rural England, killed a local man in a hit and run. The task turns from routine to disastrous almost immediately.

    Before Hugo even meets them, he finds out that Ferro has disappeared, and her body has been found hanging from an oak tree in a London cemetery. Hours later a distraught Harper gives Hugo the slip, and Hugo has no idea where he's run off to.
    Taking cues from a secretive young lady named Merlyn, and with a Member of Parliament along for the chase, Hugo's search leads to a quaint English village. There, instead of finding Harper, more bodies turn up.

    Imprint: SEVENTH STREET PRESS
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • CALL FOR THE DEAD   -   The First George Smiley Novel
    CALL FOR THE DEAD - The First George Smiley Novel
    LE CARRE JOHN
    ISBN: 9780141198286
    Title: CALL FOR THE DEAD - The First George Smiley Novel
    Author: LE CARRE JOHN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    After a routine security check by George Smiley, civil servant Samuel Fennan apparently kills himself. When Smiley finds Circus head Maston is trying to blame him for the death, he begins his own investigation, meeting Fennan's widow to find out what led him to such desperation. On the very day Smiley is ordered off the enquiry he receives an urgent letter from the dead man. Do the East Germans - and their agents - know more about this man's death than the Circus previously imagined?

    Le Carré's first book, Call for the Dead, introduced the tenacious and retiring spy George Smiley in a gripping tale of espionage and deceit. 'Intelligent, thrilling, surprising . . . makes most cloak-and-dagger stuff taste of cardboard.' Sunday Telegraph

    'Brilliant. Realistic. Constant suspense.' Observer The first George Smiley novel

    Imprint: PENGUIN MODERN CLASSICS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • CALL ME EVIE
    CALL ME EVIE
    POMARE J P
    ISBN: 9780733640230
    Title: CALL ME EVIE
    Author: POMARE J P
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: January 2019 New Release


    Imprint: HACHETTE
    RRP: $29.99
    Price: $29.99
  • CAREER OF EVIL
    CAREER OF EVIL
    GALBRAITH ROBERT
    ISBN: 9780751563597
    Title: CAREER OF EVIL
    Author: GALBRAITH ROBERT
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The third book in the highly acclaimed crime fiction series by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

    When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg.

    Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible - and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.

    With the police focusing on the one suspect Strike is increasingly sure is not the perpetrator, he and Robin take matters into their own hands, and delve into the dark and twisted worlds of the other three men. But as more horrendous acts occur, time is running out for the two of them...

    A fiendishly clever mystery with unexpected twists around every corner, CAREER OF EVIL is also a gripping story of a man and a woman at a crossroads in their personal and professional lives. You will not be able to put this book down.

    Imprint: SPHERE
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • CARELESS LOVE : DCI Banks 25
    CARELESS LOVE : DCI Banks 25
    ROBINSON PETER
    ISBN: 9781444786989
    Title: CARELESS LOVE : DCI Banks 25
    Author: ROBINSON PETER
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A young local student has apparently committed suicide. Her body is found in an abandoned car on a lonely country road. She didn't own a car. Didn't even drive. How did she get there? Where did she die? Who moved her, and why?

    Meanwhile a man in his sixties is found dead in a gully up on the wild moorland. He is wearing an expensive suit and carrying no identification. Post-mortem findings indicate he died from injuries sustained during the fall. But what was he doing up there? And why are there no signs of a car in the vicinity?

    As the inconsistencies multiply and the mysteries proliferate, Annie's father's new partner, Zelda, comes up with a shocking piece of information that alerts Banks and Annie to the return of an old enemy in a new guise. This is someone who will stop at nothing, not even murder, to get what he wants - and suddenly the stakes are raised and the hunt is on.

    Imprint: HODDER & STOUGHTON
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • CARTEL
    CARTEL
    WINSLOW DON
    ISBN: 9781784750640
    Title: CARTEL
    Author: WINSLOW DON
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From the internationally best-selling author of the acclaimed novel The Power Of The Dog comes The Cartel, a gripping true-to-life epic, ripped from the headlines, of power, corruption, revenge and justice spanning the past decade of the Mexican-American drug wars.

    It's 2004. DEA agent Art Keller has been fighting the war on drugs for thirty years in a blood feud against Adan Barrera, the head of El Federación, the world's most powerful cartel, and the man who brutally murdered Keller's partner. Finally putting Barrera away costs Keller dearly – the woman he loves, the beliefs he cherishes, the life he wants to lead.

    Then Barrera gets out, determined to rebuild the empire that Keller shattered. Unwilling to live in a world with Barrera in it, Keller goes on a ten-year odyssey to take him down. His obsession with justice – or is it revenge – becomes a ruthless struggle that stretches from the cities, mountains and deserts of Mexico, to Washington's corridors of power, to the streets of Berlin and Barcelona.

    Keller fights his personal battle against the devastated backdrop of Mexico's drug war, a conflict of unprecedented scale and viciousness, as cartels vie for power and he comes to the final reckoning with Barrera – and himself - that he always knew must happen.

    The Cartel is true-to-life story of power, corruption, revenge, honour and sacrifice, as one man tries to face down the devil without losing his soul. It is the story of the war on drugs and the men – and women – who wage it.

    Imprint: ARROW
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • CARTER OF LA PROVIDENCE   #4
    CARTER OF LA PROVIDENCE #4
    SIMENON GEORGES
    ISBN: 9780141393469
    Title: CARTER OF LA PROVIDENCE #4
    Author: SIMENON GEORGES
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    This is the fourth book in the new Penguin Maigret series: Georges Simenon's tragic tale of lost identity, in a gripping new translation by David Coward. What was the woman doing here? In a stable, wearing pearl earrings, her stylish bracelet and white buckskin shoes! She must have been alive when she got there because the crime had been committed after ten in the evening. But how? And why? And no one had heard a thing! She had not screamed. The two carters had not woken up. Inspector Maigret is standing in the pouring rain by a canal. A well-dressed woman, Mary Lampson, has been found strangled in a stable nearby. Why did her glamorous, hedonistic life come to such a brutal end here? Surely her taciturn husband Sir Walter knows - or maybe the answers lie with the crew of the barge La Providence. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new transaltions. The most recent publication of this book was in a previous translation, entitled Lock 14


    Author Biography: Georges Simenon (1903-1989) was born in Liege, Belgium. Best known in Britain as the author of the Maigret books, his prolific output of more than four hundred novels and short stories have made him a household name in continental Europe. David Coward is a translator from French, whose translations include works by authors such as Alexandre Dumas, Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, and the Marquis de Sade.


    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $16.99

    Price: $16.99
  • CECILE IS DEAD   #20
    CECILE IS DEAD #20
    SIMENON GEORGES
    ISBN: 9780141397054
    Title: CECILE IS DEAD #20
    Author: SIMENON GEORGES
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Barely twenty-eight years old. But it would be difficult to look more like an old maid, to move less gracefully, in spite of the care she took to be friendly and pleasant. Those black dresses . . . that ridiculous green hat!

    For six months the dowdy Cécile has been coming to the police station, desperate to convince them that someone has been breaking into her aunt's apartment. No one takes her seriously - until Maigret unearths a story of merciless, deep-rooted greed.

    'Simenon tells us that though life is beautiful, it is often appalling.' New Yorker



    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $16.99
    Price: $16.99
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