Mystery

A Necessary Evil

Abir Mukherjee
A Necessary Evil
Paperback

Mystery Book of the Month – March 2018

A smart, twisty crime novel filled with compelling characters set in a world that book-lovers will adore. This debut is a page-turner featuring a heroine bookseller who solves a cold case with clues from books — what is not to love? (We'll discuss this book at the pub in our Book&Pint discussion on March 27th. Get your book & ticket at the bookshop if you want to join in!) » Read more

Tough Crime Book of the Month – February 2018

Chance is a suspenseful and mind-bending novel about Eldon Chance, a forensic neuropsychiatrist at the end of his rope now a major TV series starring Hugh Laurie and Gretchen Mol. A dark story about psychiatric mystery, sexual obsession, fractured identities, and terrifyingly realistic violence; a tale told amid the back streets of California’s Bay Area, far from the cleansing breezes of the ocean. 

British Crime Book of the Month – January 2018

London Society takes their problems to Sherlock Holmes. Everyone else goes to Arrowood. 1895: London’s scared. A killer haunts the city’s streets. The poor are hungry; crime bosses are taking control; the police force stretched to breaking point. In a dark corner of Southwark, victims turn to a man who despises Holmes, his wealthy clientele and his showy forensic approach to crime: Arrowood – self-taught psychologist, occasional drunkard and private investigator.

Murder on the Orient Express and other Hercule Poirot Mysteries

Agatha Christie
Murder on the Orient Express and other Hercule Poirot Mysteries
Hardback

British Crime Book of the Month – December 2017

An atmospheric new crime series set in the Channel Islands. Following a traumatic incident in London, Jennifer Dorey has returned to her childhood home in Guernsey, taking a job as a reporter at the local newspaper. After the discovery of a drowned woman on a beach, she uncovers a pattern of similar deaths that have taken place over the past fifty years...

The Hiding Places

Katherine Webb
The Hiding Places
Paperback

Tough Crime Book of the Month – November 2017

Welcome to Unknown Pleasures, a food stand in Taipei’s night market named after a Joy Division album, and also the location for a new mystery set in the often undocumented Taiwan. August is Ghost Month in Taiwan – a time to pay respects to the dead and avoid unlucky omens...

British Mystery Book of the Month – October 2017

The genteel façade of London's Hampstead is shattered by a series of terrifying murders, and the ensuing police hunt is threatened by internal politics, and a burgeoning love triangle within the investigative team. Pressurised by senior officers desperate for a result a new initiative is clearly needed, but what? Praised by fellow authors and readers alike, this is a truly original crime story, speaking to a contemporary audience yet harking back to the Golden Age of detective fiction. Intelligent, quirky and mannered, it has been described as ’a love letter to the detective novel’. (Join the Crime reading group in Uppsala to discuss this book.)

Tough Crime Book of the Month – September 2017

Maddie and Harry: she’s an estate agent, he’s a teacher. They’ll say they live in the Black Country. They’ll say how they met Jonathan Cotard, explain how they later argued, had a car accident, thought they’d killed someone. The Black Country. For Maddie and Harry, it’s darker than it should be. (Join our Crime Reading Group in Uppsala to discuss this book!)
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