Category: detective

‘Refusal’ by Felix Francis

Refusal Six years after investigator Sid Halley’s retirement, a request from racing authority chairman Sir Richard Stewart looks like pushing Sid back into the sleuthing game. But the former jockey-turned-detective has no desire to revive a line of work that got him shot, beaten up and thrown in the path of danger on a regular…

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‘Heist’ by Howard Sounes

Heist (Audiobook) In February 2006, an unlikely gang of would-be villains stole £53 million from a cash warehouse in Tonbridge, Kent. Rocketing the caper into the annals of British crimes such as the Great Train Robbery, the theft was audacious in its premise and, at times, positively farcical in its execution. Subtitled ‘The True Story…

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‘A Husband’s Will of Fortune’ by Brigitta Moon

A Husband’s Will of Fortune A rich husband. A young and bored wife. A will that could change everything. It has never occurred to Emmaline to kill her husband, but a lunch date with her best friend, sets murderous wheels in motion, plunging the young woman into a complex web of sex, deceit and danger.…

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‘The Queen of Bedlam’ by Robert McCammon

The Queen of Bedlam When a respected doctor is murdered in 1700s New York, a tide of fear sweeps through the city. Branded ‘the Masker’ by a local printer, a second body is soon discovered, spreading further alarm amid the community. Law clerk Matthew Corbett has questions he wants answered, but no-one is willing to…

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‘Meat Bubbles and other stories’ by Tom Leins

Meat Bubbles and other stories Private investigator Joe Rey gets down and dirty in the not-so-picturesque seaside-town of Paignton. Tracking down a disturbed plastic surgeon, he encounters a variety of low-life scumbags, prostitutes, hitmen and bent coppers. If he’s lucky, he might wake up with all his body parts intact, but when almost everyone seems…

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‘The Battered Body Beneath the Flagstones’ by Michelle Morgan

The Battered Body Beneath the Flagstones, and Other Victorian Scandals (Audiobook) Aside from Jack the Ripper, grisly murders don’t usually spring to mind when we think of the Victorian era, but hundreds of downright horrible crimes regularly hit the headlines at the time. While most of these have sunk without trace, Michelle Morgan has delved…

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‘H. H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil’ by Adam Selzer

H. H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil (Audiobook) Comprehensive examination of the life and career of America’s first serial killer, using contemporary letters, documents, court records and newspaper articles. The book traces the infamous Holmes through several marriages, medical experiments and early attempts at insurance fraud, to the many individuals he…

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‘Peril at End House’ by Agatha Christie

Peril at End House (Audiobook) When a young woman recounts a series of apparent mishaps, Hercule Poirot, holidaying in Cornwall, is intrigued. Along with his friend Hastings, he sets out to investigate what he believes to be a threat to the woman’s life. But how do you solve a murder that hasn’t been committed? I…

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‘The Song of Geneva Chance’ by Keith Dixon

The Song of Geneva Chance Private detective Paul Storey tackles what seems to be a straightforward theft – two guitars stolen from the home of a once-famous pop group. But he soon discovers there are much more complex reasons for the burglary, ones that include a bunch of dodgy Albanians, an obsessive fan and at…

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