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Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
A collection of the great consulting detective Sherlock Holmes' cases. It lets us encounter some of his most famous and devilishly difficult problems, including "A Scandal in Bohemia", "The Speckled Band", "The Red-Headed League", "The Blue Carbuncle", "The Five Orange Pips" and "The Man with the Twisted Lip".
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Maigret and the Informer: Inspector Maigret #74
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Evil Roots: Killer Tales of the Botanical Gothic
Strangling vines and meat-hungry flora fill this unruly garden of strange stories, selected for their significance as the seeds of the villainous (or perhaps just misunderstood) `killer plant' in fiction, film and video games.
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Maigret's Madwoman: Inspector Maigret #72
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Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Seven
A stunning collection of seven brand-new novellas featuring the redoubtable Sherlock Holmes and his chronicler Dr John Watson.
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Maigret and the Loner: Inspector Maigret #73
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Bryant & May - England's Finest: (Short Stories)
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Maigret and the Nahour Case: Inspector Maigret #65
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Mr Campion's Farewell
Margery Allingham's Albert Campion returns in a sharply written Golden Age mystery
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Death in Fancy Dress
This classic country house mystery, first published in 1933, contrasts the splendours and frivolities of the English upper classes with the sombre overhang of the First World War and the irresistible complications of deadly familial relationships.
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Graveyard Shift
The first of two classic police thrillers featuring detective Nick Miller, set in London's seedy underworld.
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Hound of the Baskervilles & The Valley of Fear
The Hound of the Baskervilles features the world's greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes, in his most challenging case. The book also features Doyles's Last Holmes novel, The Valley of Fear, which provides the great detective with a most perplexing case and opens with a vile murder.
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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales
Stevenson's short novel, published in 1886, became an instant classic. It was a Gothic horror originating in a feverish nightmare, that has thrilled readers ever since. Also included in this edition are a number of short stories and essays of the 1880s and extracts from writings on personality disorder that set the works in their historical context.
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Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Agatha Christie's most daring crime mystery - an early and particularly brilliant outing of Hercule Poirot, `The Murder of Roger Ackroyd', with its legendary twist, changed the detective fiction genre for ever.
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Santa Klaus Murder
Aunt Mildred declared that no good could come of the Melbury family Christmas gatherings at their country residence Flaxmere. So when Sir Osmond Melbury, the family patriarch, is discovered - by a guest dressed as Santa Klaus - with a bullet in his head on Christmas Day, the festivities are plunged into chaos.
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Unravelled Knots: The Teahouse Detective
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Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes
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Tales of the Tattooed: An Anthology of Ink
The excruciating beauty, exoticism and mystery of tattoos is laid bare in this new collection of 12 stories ranging from the 1880s to the 1940s.
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Complete Father Brown Stories
Father Brown first made his appearance in "The Innocence of Father Brown" in 1911. This collection contains all of the Father Brown stories, showing thr quiet wit and compassion that has endeared him to many, whilst solving his mysteries by a mixture of imagination and a sympathetic worldliness in a totally believable manner.
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Adventures & Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes first introduced Arthur Conan Doyle's brilliant detective to the readers of The Strand Magazine, followed by a second set of stories, The Memoirs. In the twenty three tales collected here you have some of the best detective yarns ever penned.
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Yellowthread Street: Gelignite (Book 3)
In the Hong Bay district of Hong Kong, crimes of every shape and size are commonplace. But not letter bombs... When Detective Inspector Spencer narrowly escapes becoming a victim, the Yellowthread Street police are grimly determined to track down the culprit.
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Sign of the Four
HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics.
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Yellowthread Street: The Hatchet Man (Book 2)
A series of murders is haunting the Hong Bay district of Hong Kong - and a nightmarish investigation for Harry Feiffer and his staff at the Yellowthread Police Station begins.
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Yellowthread Street: Thin Air (Book 4)
A planeful of passengers dead from cyanide poisoning. Twelve bodies riddled with bullets in the sewers of Hong Kong. As the city is paralyzed with fear, Chief Harry Feiffer is thrust into the spotlight - as the prime suspect!
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DC Comics Novels - Batman: The Court of Owls: An Original Prose Novel by Greg Cox
An original novel pitting Batman against the Court of Owls, a secret society of wealthy families that's controlled Gotham for centuries using murder and money.
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Maigret and the Killer: Inspector Maigret #70
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Deep Waters
This British Library anthology uncovers the best mysteries set below the surface and atop the waves, including stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, William Hope Hodgson and R. Austin Freeman.
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Yellowthread Street (Book 1)
The first in Marshall's classic series of police procedurals - suspenseful and hilarious in equal measure.
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In the Cut
* A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR * A TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR * AN IRISH TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR * 'Imagine Gone Girl had it been co-written by Mary Gaitskill and Lydia Davis and you're heading in the right direction' Olivia Sudjic, Guardian
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Paris Mysteries
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It Walks by Night: A Paris Mystery
We are thrilled to welcome John Dickson Carr into the Crime Classics series with his first novel, a brooding locked room mystery in the gathering dusk of the French capital featuring Inspector Bencolin. Also includes the short story 'The Shadow of the Goat'.
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Casebook of Sherlock Holmes & His Last Bow
These two fascinating sets of stories, The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes and His Last Bow, make a glorious farewell to the greatest detective of them all and his erstwhile companion, Dr Watson.
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Love Detective: Next Level
Note to self: Do not screw this up. When Clarry Pennhaligan, rookie private detective and unlikely heroine, takes on her second case, she is determined to master the art of smart. All she has been asked to do is to infiltrate a group of women who share a rather unusual way of spending their spare time.
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Sign of Four
A dense yellow miasma swirls in the streets of London as Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson accompany a beautiful young woman to a sinister assignation. For Mary Marston has received several large pearls - one a year for the last six years - and now a mystery letter telling her she is a wronged woman.
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Silent Nights: Christmas Mysteries
This book introduces readers to some of the finest Christmas detective stories of the past. Martin Edwards' selection blends festive pieces from much-loved authors with one or two stories which are likely to be unfamiliar even to diehard mystery fans
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Smallbone Deceased: A London Mystery
A masterpiece of the genre in which Inspector Hazlerigg must unravel a gruesome murder at the heart of the double-crossing, high-stakes microcosm of a London law firm.
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Five Days of Fog: Peaky Blinders with a feminist twist
'Think Patrick Hamilton meets Peaky Blinders with a feminist twist' Metro'A cinematic, rogueish, and utterly entertaining page-turner by the queen of feisty historical women. Goes down in one jewel-fisted slug' Abigail Tarttelin, author of DEAD GIRLS
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Maigret and the Wine Merchant: Inspector Maigret #71
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Sentence is Death: A mind-bending murder mystery from the bestselling author of THE WORD IS MURDER
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Big Sky
THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED RETURN OF JACKSON BRODIE - 'LIKE ALL GOOD DETECTIVES, A HERO FOR MEN AND WOMEN ALIKE' (The Times)The perfect Christmas gift for any Kate Atkinson fan .
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Best of Sherlock Holmes
David Stuart Davies' selection of the best stories of the master sleuth
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Murder on the Orient Express
Agatha Christie's most famous murder mystery, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers.
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Listening Walls
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Mongolian Conspiracy
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About That Night
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Murder at Christmas: Ten Classic Crime Stories for the Festive Season
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Fell Murder: A Lancashire Mystery
First published in 1944 Fell Murder sees E.C.R. Lorac at the height of her considerable powers as a purveyor of well-made, traditional and emphatic detective fiction. The book presents a 'return of the prodigal' mystery set in the later stages of the Second World War amidst the close-knit farmerfolk community of Lancashire's Lune valley.
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Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes
The literary cult of Sherlock Holmes shows no sign of fading with time as each new generation comes to love and revere the penetrating mind and ruthless logic which were the undoing of so many Victorian master criminals.
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Mr Bowling Buys a Newspaper
In Raymond Chandler's favourite novel, Mr Bowling buys the newspapers only to find out what the latest is on the murders he's just committed...
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Killing with Confetti
Bath detective Peter Diamond finds himself at a prestigious wedding that ends in murder...