Mystery

The Man With No Face

Peter May
The Man With No Face
Trade Paperback

Mystery Book of the Month – January 2019

‘To Mr Thomas Combe my sword.’  These six words in Shakespeare’s will tell us that Shakespeare had a sword. Did he wear it?  Did he use it?  What sort was it?  When and why did he get it?  What happened to it?  Might it – does it – still exist?  

The Wych Elm

Tana French
The Wych Elm
Trade paperback

Mystery Book of the Month – December 2018

1666. London has been destroyed by fire and its citizens are looking for somebody, preferably foreign, to blame. Only the royal Court, with its strong Catholic sympathies, is trying to dampen down the post-conflaguration hysteria. Then, inconveniently, a Frenchman admits to having started it together with an accomplice, whom he says he has subsequently killed.

Murder in the Bookshop (Detective Club)

Carolyn Wells
Murder in the Bookshop (Detective Club)
Hardback

In the Galway Silence (Jack Taylor #14)

Ken Bruen
In the Galway Silence (Jack Taylor #14)
Trade Paperback

Noir Book of the Month – October 2018

In the vein of Daniel Woodrell’s Winter’s Bone and the works of Ron Rash, Desperation Road is set in a rough-and-tumble Mississippi town where drugs, whiskey, guns, and the desire for revenge violently intersect. Longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award 2017 and highly praised by readers and reviewers alike.

The Wych Elm

Tana French
The Wych Elm
Trade Paperback

In a House of Lies (Rebus #22)

Ian Rankin
In a House of Lies (Rebus #22)
Trade Paperback

Mystery Book of the Month – September 2018

India, 1919. Desperate for a fresh start, Captain Sam Wyndham arrives to take up an important post in Calcutta's police force. He is soon called to the scene of a horrifying murder. The victim was a senior official, and a note in his mouth warns the British to leave India – or else. ”A thought-provoking rollercoaster” – Ian Rankin  
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