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Blue Blood

Sara Blaedel
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Sara Blaedel
Mark Billingham interview Sara Blaedel

The Crime Vault: Meet The Authors

Mark Billingham interviews Sara Blaedel, the number one Danish bestseller and author of the Detective Louise Rick crime series, which has been published to acclaim around the world.

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Only One Life

Sara Blaedel
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Sara Blaedel

It was clearly no accidental drowning. When a young immigrant girl is found in the watery depths of Holbaek Fjord, a piece of concrete tied around her waist and two mysterious circular patches on the back of her neck, Detective Louise Rick is called to investigate. The girl's name was Samra, and Louise soon learns that her short life was a sad story. Abused by her father, it becomes clear that he would be capable of killing Samra if she brought dishonour to the family. But according to her family, she has done nothing to inspire this sort of violence. Samra's best friend believes that the worst has happened and shares her concerns with the police. Within days she is also discovered dead. To top it all, Samra's younger sister has also gone missing. In this heart-pounding new thriller from the Danish number one bestseller, Louise Rick must navigate a complex web of family ties, jealousy and obsession in seemingly idyllic Copenhagen, to find a remorseless predator, or predators, before it is too late...

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Unruly Passions

Kate Charles
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Kate Charles

Margaret Phillips is one of the first women to achieve the office of Archdeacon. She is intelligent, confident and capable, and though things have not always gone smoothly for her, she has reached a stage in her life where both her career and private life are harmonious. If there is one thing she can be sure of, it is the love and support of her husband, Hal. Valerie Marler, bestselling author, creates a fictional world where her privileged heroines always end up with the men of their dreams. She's in control of her own life as well: talented, beautiful, rich, and with as many men as she wants, Valerie calls the shots. Until she meets Hal Phillips, who revels in his status as a happily married man and who is not interested in what she has to offer. Rosemary Finch, the vicar's wife, hasn't been blessed with the same gifts as Valerie Marler; she is neither rich nor beautiful, and her life has not been an easy one. But she loves her husband and they both adore their Down's Syndrome daughter, Daisy. However, when she meets Hal Phillips, the man Valerie Marler wants and can't have, her life spirals out of control...

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A Death in the Small Hours

Charles Finch
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Charles Finch

Charles Lenox is at the pinnacle of his political career and is a delighted new father. His days of regularly investigating the crimes of Victorian London now some years behind him, he plans a trip to his uncle's estate in Somerset, with the expectation of a few calm weeks to write an important speech. When he arrives in the quiet village of Plumley, however, what greets him is a series of strange vandalisms upon the local shops: broken windows, minor thefts, threatening scrawls. Only when a far more serious crime is committed does he begin to understand the great stakes of those events, and the complex and sinister mind that is wreaking fear and suspicion in Plumley. Now, with his protege, John Dallington, at his side, the race is on for Lenox to find the culprit before he strikes again. And this time his victim may be someone that Lenox loves...

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A Beautiful Blue Death

Charles Finch
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Charles Finch
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A Burial at Sea

Charles Finch
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Charles Finch

Charles Lenox, Member of Parliament, sets sail on a clandestine mission for the government. When an officer is savagely murdered, however, Lenox is drawn toward his old profession, determined to capture another killer. 1873 is a perilous time in the relationship between France and England. When a string of English spies is found dead on French soil, the threat of all-out war prompts government officials to ask Charles Lenox to visit the newly-dug Suez Canal on a secret mission. Once he is on board the Lucy, however, Lenox finds himself using not his new skills of diplomacy but his old ones: the ship's second lieutenant is found dead on the voyage's first night, his body cruelly abused. The ship's captain begs the temporarily retired detective to join in the hunt for a criminal. Lenox finds the trail, but in the claustrophobic atmosphere on board, where nobody can come or go and everyone is a suspect, he has to race against the next crime - and also hope he won't be the victim.

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The Fleet Street Murders

Charles Finch
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Charles Finch
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The September Society

Charles Finch
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Charles Finch
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A Stranger in Mayfair

Charles Finch
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Charles Finch
Susanna Gregory interviews Charles Finch

The Crime Vault: Meet The Authors

Susanna Gregory interviews fellow Crime Vault author Charles Finch, creator of the Charles Lenox series - armchair cosies at their best.

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The Lazarus War: Artefact

Jamie Sawyer
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Jamie Sawyer
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The Lazarus War: Legion

Jamie Sawyer
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Jamie Sawyer

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Jennifer Egan
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Jennifer Egan
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The Killing Room

Richard Montanari
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Richard Montanari
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Cruel And Unusual

Patricia Cornwell
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Patricia Cornwell

The fingerprints say the murderer is the man who's just been executed ... At 11.05 one December evening in Richmond, Virginia, convicted murderer Ronnie Joe Waddell is pronounced dead in the electric chair. At the morgue Dr Kay Scarpetta waits for Waddell's body. Preparing to perform a post-mortem before the subject is dead is a strange feeling, but Scarpetta has been here before. And Waddell's death is not the only newsworthy event on this freezing night: the grotesquely wounded body of a young boy is found propped against a rubbish skip. To Scarpetta the two cases seem unrelated, until she recalls that the body of Waddell's victim had been arranged in a strikingly similar position ...

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It Happened at Boot Camp: Exclusive Novella

Molly Hopkins
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Molly Hopkins

Digital download exclusive novella: a fun and uproarious read from the hilarious Molly Hopkins, ahead of her new novel It Happened in Venice. Give up men for 2 weeks? Impossible! But Evie Dexter has challenged her flirtatious, man-addicted best friend Lulu to do just this. And Lulu never shirks a bet. In a flash of deranged inspiration Lulu books them both on a week's stay at an all-female military-style Boot Camp in the boringly beautiful English countryside - surely a guaranteed man-free zone. But with one meagre gym visit between them, a shared passion for white wine, saturated fats and sitting in front of the television - just how long can Evie and Lulu stick it out? This story is sooooo good it has three different endings, but there can only be one winner! You decide.

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The Stolen Ones

Richard Montanari
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Richard Montanari