Crime & Mystery Fiction

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  • Cover scan of Whatever Happened To Molly Bloom?
    Whatever Happened To Molly Bloom?
    Jessica Stirling - 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?
  • Cover scan of Where The Dead Men Go
    Where The Dead Men Go
    Liam McIlvanney - Paperback - Faber & Faber
    After three years in the wilderness, hardboiled reporter Gerry Conway is back at his desk at the Glasgow Tribune. But three years is a long time on newspapers and things have changed. Once the paper's star reporter, Conway now plays second fiddle to his former protégé, crime reporter Martin Moir. When Moir's body turns up in a flooded quarry, Conway is drawn deeper into the city's criminal underworld as he looks for the truth about his colleague's death. In this, the second book in the 'Conway Trilogy', McIlvanney explores the murky interface of crime and politics in the New Scotland.
  • Cover scan of Whatever Happened To Molly Bloom?
    Whatever Happened To Molly Bloom?
    Jessica Stirling - Hardback - Severn House
    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?
  • Cover scan of Where The Dead Men Go
    Where The Dead Men Go
    Liam McIlvanney - Paperback - Faber and Faber
    After three years in the wilderness, hardboiled reporter Gerry Conway is back at his desk at the Glasgow Tribune. But three years is a long time on newspapers and things have changed. Once the paper's star reporter, Conway now plays second fiddle to his former protege, crime reporter Martin Moir. When Moir's body turns up in a flooded quarry, Conway is drawn deeper into the city's criminal underworld as he looks for the truth about his colleague's death. In this, the second book in the 'Conway Trilogy', McIlvanney explores the murky interface of crime and politics in the New Scotland.
  • Cover scan of When The Devil Drives
    When The Devil Drives
    Christopher Brookmyre - Paperback - Abacus
    Is the devil merely the name we give the worst in ourselves? When private investigator Jasmine Sharp is hired to find Tessa Garrion, a young woman who has vanished without trace, it becomes increasingly clear that there are those who want her to stay that way.
  • Cover scan of The Woman Who Walked Into The Sea
    The Woman Who Walked Into The Sea
    Mark Douglas-Home - Paperback - Sandstone
    Cal McGill watches the young woman through the dirty windscreen of his Toyota. There's something compelling about her stillness, about the length of time she has been standing there erect, staring out to sea. But why, 26 years earlier, did another young woman stand on the beach, before walking in to the sea.
  • Cover scan of Winter At Death's Hotel
    Winter At Death's Hotel
    Kenneth M. Cameron - Paperback - Orion
    1896. Arthur Conan Doyle, the renowned creator of Sherlock Holmes, arrives in New York with his wife, Louisa, ready to begin his first American tour. While he prepares his lectures, Louisa becomes mesmerised by this brash, vibrant, dangerous city, especially when a woman's brutally butchered corpse is found.
  • Cover scan of Whisky From Small Glasses
    Whisky From Small Glasses
    D. A. Meyrick - Paperback - Ringwood
    A crime novel, set in a small Scottish rural town thinly disguised as Kinloch, 'Whisky From Small Glasses,' reveals the seething cauldron of sex, drugs, violence, corruption and murder that lies beneath the dour surface of Kinloch life. The book starts with one body found in the sea. Two more bodies are quickly added as it becomes clear a serial killer is at large. Further ramifications include police and harbour staff corruption and the involvement of a Latvian drugs smuggling ring.
  • Cover scan of When The Devil Drives
    When The Devil Drives
    Christopher Brookmyre - Hardback - Little, Brown
    Is the devil merely the name we give the worst in ourselves? When private investigator Jasmine Sharp is hired to find Tessa Garrion, a young woman who has vanished without trace, it becomes increasingly clear that there are those who want her to stay that way.
  • Cover scan of When The Devil Drives
    When The Devil Drives
    Christopher Brookmyre - Paperback - Little, Brown
    Is the devil merely the name we give the worst in ourselves? When private investigator Jasmine Sharp is hired to find Tessa Garrion, a young woman who has vanished without trace, it becomes increasingly clear that there are those who want her to stay that way.

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