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Crime novels that we’ve read, loved and would recommend to you if you popped into the bookshop.

Crime novels that we’ve read, loved and would recommend to you if you popped into the bookshop.

Joe Country

Joe Country

Paperback £8.99

Jackson Lamb is back in the latest of Mick Herron’s gripping crime series. The first, Slow Horses, was picked as one the best 20 spy novels of all time, and the whole series is a favourite of Tracey’s!

In Slough House memories are stirring, all of them bad. And with winter taking its grip Jackson Lamb would sooner be left brooding in peace, but even he can’t ignore the dried blood on his carpets. So when the man responsible breaks cover at last, Lamb sends the slow horses out to even the score. This time, they’re heading into joe country.

And they’re not all coming home.

Breathe

Breathe

Paperback £8.99

Dick Bourton is not like the other probationer policemen in Notting Hill. He fought in Europe and then Korea, and has now brought his Russian fiancee back to drab streets and empty bombsites. The new copper also has a mind of his own.

After an older colleague is shot by a small-time gangster in a pea-souper fog, Bourton begins to make connections his superiors don’t want to see, linking a series of deaths with the fogs that stop the city in its tracks.

This is an impressive, absorbing debut to stick your teeth into this winter!

Independence Square

Independence Square

Hardback £14.99

Twelve years ago, Simon Davey prevented a tragedy, and ruined his own life. Once a senior British diplomat in Kiev, he lost everything after a lurid scandal. Back in London, still struggling with the aftermath of his disgrace, he is travelling on the Tube when he sees her…

This is an exceptional thriller about corruption and personal and political betrayals from the bestselling author of Booker-shortlisted Snowdrops. It is a story about where, in the twenty-first century, power really lies.

The Long Call

The Long Call

Paperback £8.99

From the author of Shetland and Vera, Ann Cleeves brings us a brand new character, Detective Matthew Venn.

In North Devon, where the rivers Taw and Torridge converge and run into the sea, Detective Matthew stands outside the church as his father’s funeral takes place. The day Matthew turned his back on the strict evangelical community in which he grew up, he lost his family too. Now he’s back, not just to mourn his father at a distance, but to take charge of his first major case in the region.

Tracey found this a captivating novel and very readable indeed!

Three Hours

Three Hours

Hardback £14.99

In rural Somerset in the middle of a blizzard, the unthinkable happens: a school is under siege. Children and teachers barricade themselves into classrooms, the library, the theatre. The headmaster lies wounded in the library, unable to help his trapped students and staff.

Outside, a police psychiatrist must identify the gunmen, while parents gather desperate for news. In three intense hours, all must find the courage to stand up to evil and save the people they love.

Hazel absolutely loved this brand new literary thriller, and would highly recommend for a stirring, nail-biting read!

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Everyone there is enthusiastic and friendly. They really know about books, and they display them so enticingly that it is hard to walk past! They are expert at looking up obscure publications, and efficient at getting most things in the very next day. Couldn’t be better.

My favourite bookshop in the UK. All the staff have a real enthusiasm for books, are always willing to advise and help, never patronise and even welcome my dog. What more could anyone ask?


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