Detective fiction

Detective fiction

Tana French-The Likeness

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Six months after the events of In the Woods, Detective Cassie Maddox is still recovering. Transferred out of Dublin’s Murder squad at her own request, she vows never to return. That is, until her boyfriend, Detective Sam O’Neill, calls her one beautiful spring morning, urgently asking her to come to a murder scene in the small town of Glenskehy.

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Lee Child - 61 Hours: (Jack Reacher 14)

Year of Publication: 
2010
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There was some excitement recently at the offices of Transworld, publisher of the British thriller writer Lee Child, who has so successful conquered America with his Jack Reacher adventures. Child usually produces only one novel featuring his tough ex-army action hero each year, but the latest book, 61 Hours, will be followed up with a speedily issued second new Reacher-related novel this autumn. 61 Hours -- admirers will, of course, have to have both.

Alex Barclay - Blood Runs Cold

Year of Publication: 
2008
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Kidnap and murder collide in Alex Barclay's heart-stopping new thriller featuring FBI Agent Ren Bryce. When an FBI agent is found dead on the white slopes of Quandary Peak in Colorado, a brilliant but volatile agent is drafted in from Denver to lead the investigation. Fighting personal demons, pressure from Washington and dwindling leads, the case stalls and a career falters But as summer comes, Quandary Peak has disturbing new secrets to give up.

Chris Mooney - The Dead Room

Year of Publication: 
2009
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A mother and her son have been executed in their home and fingerprint matches show their attacker died twenty years ago.But how can dead serial killers return to haunt the present? The answers lie in the darkest shadows of The Dead Room.When CSI Darby McCormick is called to the crime scene, it’s one of the most gruesome she’s ever seen. But the forensic evidence is even more disturbing: someone watched the murder unfold from woodland behind the house – and the killer died in a shoot-out two decades earlier.The deeper Darby digs, the more horrors come to light.

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Louise Anderson - Perception of Death

Year of Publication: 
2005
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‘There are some things in life better not known – some things that should be left where they rest…’ Erin Paterson is a highly successful lawyer in Glasgow and a control-freak, ruthless negotiator and commitment-phobe. Erin’s family exist in a state of perpetual denial, so that when a secret from the past, so abominable and terrifying, slithers back to the surface, Erin is the one who has to face the threat and find the truth. As events unravel, Erin’s resolve is tested to the maximum.

Tana French - Faithful Place

Year of Publication: 
2010
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Back in 1985, Frank Mackey was nineteen, growing up poor in Dublin's inner city and living crammed into a small flat with his family on Faithful Place. But he had his sights set on a lot more. He and his girl Rosie Daly were all set to run away to London together, get married, get good jobs, break away from factory work and poverty and their old lives.

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Lee Weeks - The Trafficked

Year of Publication: 
2008
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Detective Johnny Mann is back. Missing children. An evil racket. A race against time ! Summoned to meet his boss, rebellious Detective Johnny Mann expects to be told that he is being demoted. Instead he is ordered to lead the investigation into the kidnapping of Amy Tang - the illegitimate daughter of a major player in the skin trade, CK Leung. Mann is reluctant to help - he has crossed paths with CK before- but he has no choice.

Harlan Coben - Promise Me

Year of Publication: 
2007
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Last seen in bestseller Coben's Darkest Fear (2000), Myron Bolitar, former basketball star (Boston Celtics) turned sports and entertainment agent and occasional knight in shining armor, is back in fighting form in his action-packed eighth thriller. For the past six years Myron has been leading a quiet life, much of it at his parents' old house in Livingston, N.J. A new girlfriend, Ali Wilder, a 9/11 widow, is helping to bring him out of his shell.

Sean Slater - The Survivor

Year of Publication: 
2011
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INTRODUCING THE INCREDIBLE DETECTIVE JACOB STRIKER

'Dying is easy, living is the hard part.'

In his first hour back from a six-month stress leave, Vancouver Detective Jacob Striker is called to St. Patrick’s High School. His daughter is truant again and Principle Myers has had enough.

As Striker meets Myers in the school office, bangs are heard from down the corridor. Halloween is three days away and she is convinced the students are celebrating early with firecrackers. But Striker knows the sound too well. It is something heavy and automatic.