Crime & Mystery Fiction
BIC code: FGC
See also: Crime and Mystery
- The Riverman: Pitch Black
- Paperback - Sphere
This is a collection of two Chief Inspector Lorimer novels from Alex Gray - 'The Riverman' and 'Pitch Black'.
- A Taste Of Ashes
- Paperback - Black & White Publishing
Following a harrowing case that nearly finished him off, DI Bob Valentine returns to normal duties in the heart of Burns country on Scotland's wind-scarred west coast. But all is not well in the town of Ayr, a place ravaged by austerity and slipping closer to the abyss every day. As the near eviscerated corpse of a man is discovered on his kitchen table, fear grips the area and a murder investigation, probing a series of new lows for the town, gets underway.
- The Samaritan
- Hardback - Orion
When the mutilated body of a young woman is discovered in the Santa Monica Mountains, LAPD Detective Jessica Allen knows this isn't the work of a first-time killer. She's seen this MO before - two and a half years ago on the other side of the country. Allen begins to dig deeper and soon uncovers a terrifying truth. A sadistic serial killer has been operating undetected for the past decade, preying on lone female drivers who have broken down. The press dub the killer 'the Samaritan', but with no leads and a killer who leaves no traces, the police investigation quickly grinds to a halt. That's when Carter Blake shows up to volunteer his services.
- All Through The Night
- Paperback - Black & White Publishing
Bristol, in the summer of 1966: struggling to make ends meet, private detective Joseph Tremaine Ellington sees a way to make some easy cash when he is approached by Ida Stephens, the administrator of a local orphanage. Offering him 500 if he can locate the disgraced GP Doctor Ronald Fowler, Ellington is instructed to track him down by whatever means necessary. But Ellington underestimates his assignment, and he soon finds himself up to his neck in trouble and running for his life.
- The Albino's Treasure
- Paperback - Titan Books
When anarchists slash a painting of the Prime Minister in the newly opened National Portrait Gallery and suggest that the man himself could be next, Scotland Yard have no choice but to call in Sherlock Holmes. Leaving Watson behind, Holmes fakes his own death, infiltrates the anarchists, and solves the problem - only to return to Baker Street and discover that his problems are only just beginning.
- Whatever Happened To Molly Bloom?
- Paperback - Severn House Paperbacks
Detective Inspector Jim Kinsella of the Dublin police force is called to the scene when the body of Molly Bloom has been found in her own kitchen where she has been beaten to death with a teapot. Although her husband, Leopold Bloom, is immediately taken into custody without a convincing alibi, Kinsella begins to have his doubts and suspicion falls upon Molly's fellow singer and alleged lover, Hugh 'Blazes' Boylan. Kinsella, aided by his colleague, Inspector Tom Machin, probes the conflicting stories of Bloom and Boylan. Were the pair seen fighting outside a brothel the night of Molly's murder? And what of the unusual scent, imported from America and found on a cotton ball beneath the Blooms' bed, that Kinsella hopes will lead him to Leopold's own dirty little secret?
- The Angel Court Affair
- Paperback - Headline
When Commander Thomas Pitt is ordered to protect a young woman visiting London from Spain, he cannot see why this is a job for Special Branch. When she disappears in the dead of night from Angel Court, however, he is faced with a dangerous mystery. Sofia preached new, and some say blasphemous, religious ideals, and her life had been threatened. But Pitt senses there is some deeper and more dangerous reason for her kidnap - if that is what it is. Three men are caught up in the hunt for Sofia - her cousin, a banker for the Church of England, a popular and charismatic politician, and a journalist who seems determined to goad Pitt to the truth. Each seem to be hiding something, and as the search for answers stretches from London to Spain, Pitt knows that time is running out, and the nation's security could be at stake.
- Blood Reckoning
- Paperback - Mulholland
In the 1970s, a terrifying serial killer stalked the streets of Tynemouth. The press called him the Joker. The crimes stopped - but the man was never caught. And now he's back. A body has been found in a sleazy motel room, murdered in exactly the same way as the Joker's first victims. Is it a copycat? A trick? Or is the Joker at work once more? It's only DI Jack Brady's first day back - and this will be his most twisted case yet. As Brady digs into both the old murders and the new, he must confront revenge, betrayal, love, and lies - and a truly ruthless killer.
- Corridors Of The Night
- Hardback - Headline
One night, in a corridor of the Royal Naval Hospital, Greenwich, nurse Hester Monk is approached by a terrified girl. She's from a hidden ward of children, all subject to frequent blood-letting, and her brother is dying. While William Monk's River Police fight to keep London safe from gun-runners, Hester takes on a new role at the hospital, helping to administer a secretive new treatment. But she slowly realises that this experimental cure is putting the lives of the children at risk. Attempting to protect the young victims, she comes under threat from one rich, powerful, and very ill man who is desperate to survive.
- The Third Sin
- Hardback - Allison & Busby
Pleasure is the highest good: the group who called themselves the Cyrenaics practised the principle until the death of one from an overdose and the apparent suicide of another. Sobered, the group went their several ways. One heads to Canada, another disappears and a third is believed to have committed suicide, at least until his body turns up two years later in the wreck of a car swept up on to the Solway mud flats. DI Marjory Fleming finds this and the murder which follows on her own patch, obstructed by the unpleasant and resentful inspector she has been asked to direct, and DC Hepburn and DS Macdonald, still at loggerheads, don't make it any easier.