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  • DARK SUITS AND SAD SONGS : The D.C.I. Daley Series  #3
    DARK SUITS AND SAD SONGS : The D.C.I. Daley Series #3
    MEYRICK DENZIL
    ISBN: 9781846973154
    Title: DARK SUITS AND SAD SONGS : The D.C.I. Daley Series #3
    Author: MEYRICK DENZIL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Third in a compelling new series of Scottish crime novels, packed with accurate police procedure and gritty, dark humour.

    When a senior Edinburgh civil servant spectacularly takes his own life in Kinloch harbour, DCI Jim Daley comes face to face with the murky world of politics. To add to his woes, two local drug dealers lie dead, ritually assassinated. It’s clear that dark forces are at work in the town. With his boss under investigation, his marriage hanging on by a thread, and his sidekick DS Scott wrestling with his own demons, Daley’s world is in meltdown. When strange lights appear in the sky over Kinloch, it becomes clear that the townsfolk are not the only people at risk. The fate of nations is at stake. Jim Daley must face his worst fears as tragedy strikes. This is not just about a successful investigation, it’s about survival.

    Imprint: POLYGON
    RRP: $21.99

    Price: $21.99
  • DARK VOYAGE
    DARK VOYAGE
    FURST ALAN
    ISBN: 9780753825556
    Title: DARK VOYAGE
    Author: FURST ALAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From the master of the wartime espionage novel; a thrilling story of subterfuge at sea.

    May 1941. At four in the morning, a rust-streaked tramp freighter steams up the Tagus river to dock at the port of Lisbon. She is the Santa Rosa, flies the flag of neutral Spain and is in Lisbon to load cork oak, tinned sardines and drums of cooking oil bound for the Baltic port of Malmo.

    But she is not the Santa Rosa. She is the Noordendam, a Dutch freighter under the command of Captain Eric DeHaan. She sails for the intelligence division of the British Royal Navy and is involved in a secret mission.

    On board are a Polish engineer and British spy, Spaniards who fought for Franco and Germans who fought against Hitler. For them, this is a last desperate flight to freedom.

    Imprint: PHOENIX
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • DARKNESS
    DARKNESS
    JONASSON RAGNAR
    ISBN: 9780718187811
    Title: DARKNESS
    Author: JONASSON RAGNAR
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Spanning Reykjavik, the Icelandic highlands and cold, isolated fjords, The Darkness is the start of a classy thriller series like no other from the Icelandic superstar.

    After being unceremoniously forced into early retirement at the age of 64, Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdóttir of the Reykjavik Police is refusing to go quietly.

    Hulda is told to pick a cold case to investigate for two more weeks and she knows just the one. A young woman found dead on the seaweed-covered rocks of the Vatnsleysuströnd. A woman who had come to Iceland in search of refuge and found only a watery grave. Her death was ruled a suicide after a slapdash investigation.

    But when Hulda starts to ask questions she soon realises that there was something far darker to this case. That this was not the only young woman to disappear from the hostel where the asylum seekers waited for their judgement and that no one is telling the whole story. And that if she uncovers something she shouldn't her own life might be in danger.

    Imprint: MICHAEL JOSEPH
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • DARKTOWN
    DARKTOWN
    MULLEN THOMAS
    ISBN: 9780349142074
    Title: DARKTOWN
    Author: MULLEN THOMAS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Atlanta, 1948. In this city, all crime is black and white.

    On one side of the tracks are the rich, white neighbourhoods; on the other, Darktown, the African-American area guarded by the city's first black police force of only eight men. These cops are kept near-powerless by the authorities: they can't arrest white suspects; they can't drive a squad car; they must operate out of a dingy basement.

    When a poor black woman is killed in Darktown having been last seen in a car with a rich white man, no one seems to care except for Boggs and Smith, two black cops from vastly different backgrounds. Pressured from all sides, they will risk their jobs, the trust of their community and even their own lives to investigate her death.

    Their efforts bring them up against a brutal old-school cop, Dunlow, who has long run Darktown as his own turf - but Dunlow's idealistic young partner, Rakestraw, is a young progressive who may be willing to make allies across colour lines . . .

    Imprint: LITTLE BROWN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • DAY OF THE DEAD   #4
    DAY OF THE DEAD #4
    DE GIOVANNI MAURIZIO
    ISBN: 9781609451875
    Title: DAY OF THE DEAD #4
    Author: DE GIOVANNI MAURIZIO
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Commissario is investigating the death of Matteo, one of the many street urchins who live hand-to-mouth in the dark alleys of 1930s Naples. While the Neapolitans celebrate the week of the dead, Ricciardi's instincts tell him that the dead boy is the victim of murder.

    Imprint: EUROPA EDITIONS
    RRP: $25.99

    Price: $25.99
  • DEAD COLD   #2
    DEAD COLD #2
    PENNY LOUISE
    ISBN: 9780751547436
    Title: DEAD COLD #2
    Author: PENNY LOUISE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Winter in Three Pines, and the sleepy village is carpeted in snow. It's a time of peace and goodwill - until a scream pierces the biting air. A spectator at the annual Boxing Day curling match has been fatally electrocuted. Despite the large crowd, there are no witnesses and - apparently - no clues. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache discovers a history of secrets and enemies in the dead woman's past. But he has enemies of his own, and as he is frozen out of decision-making in the Surete du Quebec, he has to decide who he can trust...

    Imprint: SPHERE
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • DEAD LIONS   #2
    DEAD LIONS #2
    HERRON MICK
    ISBN: 9781473641112
    Title: DEAD LIONS #2
    Author: HERRON MICK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Dickie Bow is not an obvious target for assassination.

    But once a spook, always a spook. And Dickie was a talented streetwalker back in the day, before he turned up dead on a bus. A shadow. Good at following people, bringing home their secrets.

    Dickie was in Berlin with Jackson Lamb. Now Lamb's got his phone, and on it the last secret Dickie ever told, and reason to believe an old-time Moscow-style op is being run in the Service's back-yard.

    In the Intelligence Service purgatory that is Slough House, Jackson Lamb's crew of back-office no-hopers is about to go live . . .

    Imprint: JOHN MURRAY
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • DEAD LIONS : Jackson Lamb Thriller 2
    DEAD LIONS : Jackson Lamb Thriller 2
    HERRON MICK
    ISBN: 9781473674196
    Title: DEAD LIONS : Jackson Lamb Thriller 2
    Author: HERRON MICK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Dickie Bow is not an obvious target for assassination.

    But once a spook, always a spook. And Dickie was a talented streetwalker back in the day, before he turned up dead on a bus. A shadow. Good at following people, bringing home their secrets.

    Dickie was in Berlin with Jackson Lamb. Now Lamb's got his phone, and on it the last secret Dickie ever told, and reason to believe an old-time Moscow-style op is being run in the Service's back-yard.

    In the Intelligence Service purgatory that is Slough House, Jackson Lamb's crew of back-office no-hopers is about to go live . . .

    Imprint: JOHN MURRAY
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • DEAD MEN DONT ORDER FLAKE
    DEAD MEN DONT ORDER FLAKE
    WILLIAMS SUE
    ISBN: 9781925240948
    Title: DEAD MEN DONT ORDER FLAKE
    Author: WILLIAMS SUE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    On the night Leo Stone returns - notionally from the dead, in reality from the Democratic Republic of the Congo - Cass Tuplin gets a call from Gary Kellett. A call about an actual dead person: Gary's daughter, killed in a car crash. Gary's adamant it wasn't an accident.

    Cass agrees to investigate. After all, not just Rusty Bore's only purveyor of fine fast food, Cass is also the closest thing to a private detective within a couple of hundred k's. The local police (Cass's son Dean) try to warn her off. It's true Cass's status as a celebrated yet non-licensed nobody doesn't entirely suit Dean. But Dean also believes Gary's a delusional, grieving father. Is that the case? Or did a young journalist die after asking too many questions?

    Cass intends to find out. As soon as she's dealt with some queries raised by the reappearance of Leo Stone.

    Praise for Murder With the Lot:

    'A well-sauced outback caper, with Chiko Rolls - and murder.' Kerry Greenwood

    'There is a murder; there may be mafia involved. Or so thinks Cass, your classic nosy small Aussie town Miss Marple - although her manner and turn of phrase are somewhat less refined. A racy romp.' Weekend Herald

    'A wonderful tongue-in-cheek style, a mix of subtle and laugh-out-loud humour, individual characters, and a crazy plot that keeps you turning the pages.' Otago Times



    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $29.99
    Price: $29.99
  • DEAD POINT  -  TV TIE IN
    DEAD POINT - TV TIE IN
    TEMPLE PETER
    ISBN: 9781922147356
    Title: DEAD POINT - TV TIE IN
    Author: TEMPLE PETER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    It takes a lot to rattle Jack Irish but, as Melbourne descends into a cold, wet winter, his mood is on the same trajectory. The woman in Jack's life has reconnected with an old flame. He has gambled and lost massively and seen a champion horse put down. It's not surprising that Jack's mind is not fully on the job he's being paid to do: find Robbie Colburne, occasional barman. But when Jack does get serious, he finds the freelance drink-dispenser is of great interest to some powerful people, people with very bad habits and a distinct lack of respect for the criminal justice system...Any lapse in concentration could prove fatal.

    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • DEADLIER : 100 of the Best Crime Stories Written by Women
    DEADLIER : 100 of the Best Crime Stories Written by Women
    HANNAH SOPHIE [ED]
    ISBN: 9781784975463
    Title: DEADLIER : 100 of the Best Crime Stories Written by Women
    Author: HANNAH SOPHIE [ED]
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    100 of the best crime stories written by women, selected and introduced by award-winning author Sophie Hannah.

    From Agatha Christie and Daphne du Maurier, to Val McDermid and Margaret Atwood, women writers have long been drawn to criminal acts. Here, award-winning author Sophie Hannah brings together 100 of her favourite examples. Deadlier includes prize-winners, bestsellers and rising stars, so whether you take your crime cosy or hard-boiled, this big, beautiful anthology will keep you reading long into the night.

    Imprint: HEAD OF ZEUS
    RRP: $44.99

    Price: $44.99
  • DEATH OF MRS WESTAWAY
    DEATH OF MRS WESTAWAY
    WARE RUTH
    ISBN: 9781911215042
    Title: DEATH OF MRS WESTAWAY
    Author: WARE RUTH
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: JUNE 2018 NEW RELEASE

    When Harriet Westaway receives an unexpected letter telling her she’s inherited a substantial bequest from her Cornish grandmother, it seems like the answer to her prayers. She owes money to a loan shark and the threats are getting increasingly aggressive: she needs to get her hands on some cash fast.

    There's just one problem - Hal's real grandparents died more than twenty years ago. The letter has been sent to the wrong person. But Hal knows that the cold-reading techniques she’s honed as a seaside fortune teller could help her con her way to getting the money. If anyone has the skills to turn up at a stranger's funeral and claim a bequest they’re not entitled to, it’s her.

    Hal makes a choice that will change her life for ever. But once she embarks on her deception, there is no going back. She must keep going or risk losing everything, even her life…

    Imprint: HARVILL
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • DEATH WISH
    DEATH WISH
    GARFIELD BRIAN
    ISBN: 9780715653074
    Title: DEATH WISH
    Author: GARFIELD BRIAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Successful New York accountant Paul Benjamin is enjoying a three-martini lunch when a gang of drug addicts breaks into his home. After finding very little in the way of money, they brutally attack Paul's family, killing his wife and leaving his daughter comatose. Grief-stricken and aware that the police are unable to bring the criminals to justice, he decides to take matters into his own hands. Armed with a revolver and a self-destructive compulsion, he sets out to rid the city of its villains and exact revenge on those who destroyed his life. First published in 1972 and later adapted into five films starring the late Charles Bronson, Death Wish is an unflinching, powerful thriller about just how far a man can be pushed before he loses control.

    Imprint: DUCKWORTH
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • DECLINE IN PROPHETS : Book 2 in the Rowland Sinclair Mysteries
    DECLINE IN PROPHETS : Book 2 in the Rowland Sinclair Mysteries
    GENTILL SULARI
    ISBN: 9781921997785
    Title: DECLINE IN PROPHETS : Book 2 in the Rowland Sinclair Mysteries
    Author: GENTILL SULARI
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In 1932, the RMS Aquitania embodies all that is gracious and refined, in a world gripped by crisis and doubt.

    Returning home on the luxury liner after months abroad, Rowland Sinclair and his companions dine with a suffragette, a Bishop and a retired World Prophet. The Church encounters less orthodox religion in the Aquitania's chandeliered ballroom, where men of God rub shoulders with mystics in dinner suits.

    The elegant atmosphere on board is charged with tension, but civility prevails... until people start to die. Then things get a bit awkward.

    And Rowland finds himself unwittingly in the centre of it all.

    Imprint: PANTERA PRESS
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • DEFECTORS
    DEFECTORS
    KANON JOSEPH
    ISBN: 9781471162626
    Title: DEFECTORS
    Author: KANON JOSEPH
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From the bestselling author of Leaving Berlin and Istanbul Passage comes a thrilling and richly imagined novel about the life of an American spy who defected to Moscow when his cover was blown in the early days of the Cold War

    Moscow, the Cold War, 1961. Stalin has been dead for eight years. With the launch of Sputnik, the Soviet Union's international prestige is at an all-time high. Former CIA agent Francis ‘Frank’ Weeks, the most notorious of the defectors to the Soviet Union, is about to publish his memoirs, and what he reveals is reportedly going to send shock waves through the West. Weeks' defection in the early 1950s shook Washington to its core – his betrayal rippled through the State Department, prompting frantic searches for moles and forcing the resignation of Simon, Frank's brother and best friend.

    So when a Soviet agency approaches Simon, now a publisher in New York City, with a controversial proposition to publish his brother's memoirs, he finds the offer irresistible since it will finally give him the chance to learn why his brother chose to betray his country. But what he discovers in Moscow is far more than he ever imagined …

    Imprint: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • DIGGERS REST HOTEL   #1
    DIGGERS REST HOTEL #1
    MCGEACHIN GEOFFREY
    ISBN: 9780143205500
    Title: DIGGERS REST HOTEL #1
    Author: MCGEACHIN GEOFFREY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Two years after witnessing the murder of a young Jewish woman in Poland, Charlie Berlin, ex-bomber pilot and former POW, has rejoined the police force a different man. While he is investigating a spate of robberies in rural victoria the body of a young girl is discovered and Berlin's pursuit of her killer reveals that the war has changed even the most ordinary of people and places.


    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
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