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The Daughter of Time

The Daughter of Time is a 1951 detective novel by Josephine Tey, concerning a modern police officers investigation into the alleged crimes of King Richard III of England. It was the last book Tey published in her lifetime, shortly before her deat ...

                                               

The Dolls House (novel)

The book centres on the discovery of a dead pre-transition male-to-female transgender individual on a council housing estate in Birmingham. The inside of the house is like a dolls house with pink ribbons and pink walls, stuffed toys and the table ...

                                               

An Expert in Murder

The novel is set in the London theatres of the 1930s. The book revolves around Josephine Tey, a version of the famous novelist. The story begins with Tey taking the train from Scotland to London in order to attend the final week of performances o ...

                                               

Fingersmith (novel)

The novel resumes Sues narrative, picking up where Maud and Gentleman had left her in the mental asylum. Sue is devastated at Mauds betrayal and furious that Gentleman double-crossed her. When she screams to the asylum doctors that she is not Mrs ...

                                               

Gangsta Granny

Gangsta Granny is a British childrens comedy fiction book, written by David Walliams, illustrated by Tony Ross and published by HarperCollins. Ben, a boy, hates having to stay with his Granny every Friday because his parents go to see a dancing s ...

                                               

The House in Lordship Lane

The House in Lordship Lane is a 1946 British detective novel written by A.E.W. Mason. It is the fifth and final novel in the Hanaud series of stories featuring Inspector Hanaud of the French police. Unlike the rest of the series, the story is set ...

                                               

The Iciest Sin

The Iciest Sin is a crime novel by H. R. F. Keating. It is the eighteenth novel in the Inspector Ghote series but the nineteenth book to be published as an anthology of short stories was released the year before.

                                               

Inspector Ghotes First Case

Inspector Ghote has just been promoted to inspector and is on leave before taking up his post in Bombay Criminal Investigation Department. This he hopes will allow him to spend time with his heavily pregnant wife, Protima. Sir Rustom Engineer, th ...

                                               

Jacks Return Home

Jacks Return Home is a 1970 novel by British writer Ted Lewis. An uncompromising novel of a brutal half-world of pool halls, massage parlours and teenage pornography, it was memorably adapted into the cult film Get Carter, starring Michael Caine ...

                                               

The Loner (Jardine novel)

The Loner is a 2011 crime/thriller novel by Scottish writer Quintin Jardine. Written as an autobiography, it is an account of the life of its principal character, Xavier Xavi Aislado, a journalist with the fictional Edinburgh-based broadsheet, Th ...

                                               

Room 13 (novel)

Room 13 is a 1924 crime novel by the British writer Edgar Wallace. It was the first in a series of books featuring the character of J. G. Reeder, a mild-mannered civil servant who is a brilliant detective.

                                               

Something Coming Through

In the near future, Earth suffers from both adverse effects of climate change and a destructive outburst of war and terrorism known as "The Spasm", which includes small-scale nuclear attacks on various major cities. Soon afterward, an alien speci ...

                                               

The Thieves Labyrinth

The Thieves Labyrinth is the third book in a series of four Victorian detective novels by author James McCreet, published in May 2011. It continues the adventures of a set of characters established in the first book, The Incendiarys Trail, namely ...

                                               

Tombland

Tombland is a historical mystery novel by British author C. J. Sansom. It is the seventh entry in the Matthew Shardlake Series, following 2014s Lamentation. Set in the summer of 1549, the story deals with the investigation of a murder in Norfolk. ...

                                               

Trents Last Case

Trents Last Case is a detective novel written by E. C. Bentley and first published in the United Kingdom in 1913, and as The Woman in Black in the United States also in 1913. Its central character is the artist and amateur detective Philip Trent. ...

                                               

A Very Private Gentleman

A Very Private Gentleman is a novel written by British author Martin Booth, published in 1990. It is a tragedy following events in the life of a gunsmith who sells his services to assassins. The style is also partly in the form of classic confess ...

                                               

The Panic Zone

Dean Koontz calls The Panic Zone "a headlong rush toward Armageddon." Cheryl Tardif, a fellow suspense author, calls the book "gripping and mesmerizing from the very first chapter. With a storytelling talent comparative to Michael Crichton and Ro ...

                                               

S – Portrait of a Spy

S: Portrait of a Spy is a controversial 1978 spy novel by Canadian writer Ian Adams. Adams was sued by a former counter-intelligence official on the grounds the novels main character bore too close a resemblance to his own life. Former Minister o ...

                                               

See Jane Run

See Jane Run is a 1991 novel by Joy Fielding in the thriller genre. It was made into a TV movie in 1995. The title alludes to the Dick and Jane series of childrens learn-to-read books.

                                               

Son of the Mob

Son of the Mob is a book written by Canadian author Gordon Korman in 2002. Although the book is relatively easy to read, it is intended for readers 12 years and up. Korman has also written a sequel titled Son of the Mob 2: Hollywood Hustle. It re ...

                                               

The Assault

The Assault is a 1982 novel by Dutch author Harry Mulisch. Random House published an English translation by Claire Nicolas White in 1985. It covers 35 years in the life of the lone survivor of a night in Haarlem during World War II when the Nazi ...

                                               

Alex (Verhoeven series)

Alex is a crime novel written by French novelist Pierre Lemaitre. The novel, though originally published in French in 2011, came to be translated to English by Frank Wynne in 2013. Despite being Pierre Lemaitres 2nd novel, by publication order, i ...

                                               

Camille (Verhoeven series)

Camille is a crime novel written by French novelist Pierre Lemaitre. The novel, though originally published in French in 2012, came to be translated to English by Frank Wynne in 2015. It won the CWA International Dagger award 2015 amidst much int ...

                                               

Irene (Verhoeven series)

Irene is a crime novel written by French novelist Pierre Lemaitre. The novel, though originally published in French in 2006, came to be translated to English by Frank Wynne in 2014. It is the first book in the Camille Verhoeven series by publicat ...

                                               

The Island of Thirty Coffins

A 1979 television series adaptation of Maurice Leblancs novel was directed by Marcel Cravenne. It stars Claude Jade as Veronique dHergemont, a female protagonist, who is on the run and on searching for her father and her son, involved in horrible ...

                                               

Monsieur Lecoq (novel)

Monsieur Lecoq is a novel by the nineteenth-century French detective fiction writer Emile Gaboriau, whom Andre Gide referred to as "the father of all current detective fiction". The novel depicts the first case of Monsieur Lecoq, an energetic you ...

                                               

One Deadly Summer (novel)

One Deadly Summer is a psychological suspense novel by Sebastien Japrisot, originally published in French as LEte meurtrier in 1977. It received the 1978 Prix des Deux Magots in France. Japrisot also scripted the 1983 film adaptation directed by ...

                                               

Les Racines du mal

Les Racines du mal is a 1995 crime novel by the French writer Maurice G. Dantec. Set in the near future, it tells the story of a knowledge engineer who is brought in by the police to find a group of serial killers. He is assisted by the "neuromat ...

                                               

She Who Was No More

She Who Was No More is a psychological suspense novel by the writing team of Boileau-Narcejac, originally published in French as Celle qui netait plus in 1952. The duos first book, it is a thriller about a man who, along with his mistress, murder ...

                                               

Dark Matter (Zeh novel)

Dark Matter is a 2007 novel by the German writer Juli Zeh. It was published as In Free Fall in the United States. It tells the story of a physics professor who is told he has to kill a man in order to get his kidnapped son back, and a detective, ...

                                               

The 65 Lakh Heist

The 65 Lakh Heist is first English version of a Surender Mohan Pathak book. The Hindi crime thriller was first published in 1977. It was the 4th book in the Vimal series. The novel begun the trend of anti-heroism in Indian pulp fiction and was ve ...

                                               

Daylight Robbery (novel)

Daylight Robbery is a thriller novel written by Surender Mohan Pathak, a Hindi writer from Delhi, India.Originally published in 1980 by Shanu Paperbacks, it was translated into English by Sudarshan Purohit and published by Blaft Publications, Che ...

                                               

The Krishna Key

The Krishna Key is a 2012 anthropological thriller by Indian author Ashwin Sanghi and his third novel. The book follows a history professor who has to prove his innocence against a murder charge.

                                               

Mawali (novel)

Mawali, is a Hindi language novel by Surender Mohan Pathak. It is based upon the biography of a fictional personality called Shyamrav Pethekar, better known as Sikander. The novel is set in Ahmedabad and draws an excellent and realistic portrait ...

                                               

Broken Harbour

Broken Harbour is a crime novel written by Irish novelist Tana French, originally published on 2 July 2012 by Hatchette Books Ireland. It is the 4th book in the Dublin Murder Squad series and was first published in the USA by Viking Penguin a mem ...

                                               

Faithful Place

Faithful Place is a 2010 crime novel by Tana French. The book is set in Dublin, featuring undercover detective Frank Mackey, who was a supporting character in Frenchs previous novel, The Likeness. It is the third installment of Frenchs loosely re ...

                                               

The Likeness

The story follows the efforts of detective Cassie Maddox to determine the circumstances surrounding the death of Lexie Madison, a young woman who is her doppelganger. The dead woman not only resembles Cassie but also was living under an alias the ...

                                               

Night Boat to Tangier

Night Boat to Tangier is a 2019 novel by Kevin Barry. It his third novel and was published on 20 June 2019 by the Edinburgh-based publisher Canongate Books. It was longlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize.

                                               

The Snack Thief

The Snack Thief is a 1996 novel by Andrea Camilleri, translated into English in 2003 by Stephen Sartarelli. It is the third novel of the internationally popular Inspector Montalbano series.

                                               

That Awful Mess on Via Merulana

That Awful Mess on Via Merulana is an Italian novel by Carlo Emilio Gadda, first published in Italy by Garzanti Editore s.p.a. in 1957. An English translation by William Weaver was published in 1965.

                                               

All She Was Worth

Helpless is a 2012 South Korean film adaptation starring Kim Min-hee as Seon-yeong/Gyeong-seon Shoko/Kyoko, Lee Sun-kyun as her jilted fiance Mun-ho Jun, Jo Sung-ha as Mun-hos cousin Kim Jong-geun Honma, and Cha Soo-yeon as the real Seon-yeong Sh ...

                                               

The Devotion of Suspect X

The Devotion of Suspect X is a 2005 novel by Keigo Higashino, the third in his Detective Galileo series and his most acclaimed work thus far. The novel won him numerous awards, including the 134th Naoki Prize, which is a highly regarded award in ...

                                               

Out (novel)

Out is a 1997 Japanese crime novel written by Japanese author Natsuo Kirino and published in English in 2004. The novel won the 51st Mystery Writers of Japan Award for Best Novel. It is her first novel to be published in the English language. The ...

                                               

Salvation of a Saint

Salvation of a Saint is a 2008 novel by Keigo Higashino, the fourth in his Detective Galileo series. The English translation was published in 2012.

                                               

The Bat (novel)

Norwegian police officer Harry Hole is sent to Sydney, Australia to serve as an attache for the Australian polices investigation into the murder of a young female Norwegian celebrity, Inger Holter. Her boyfriend, Evans White, is initially approac ...

                                               

Cockroaches (novel)

Norways ambassador to Thailand is found stabbed to death in a brothel on the outskirts of Bangkok. Oslo detective Harry Hole is sent to help the Thai police solve the crime before the scandal hits the newspapers. Starting at the embassy in Bangko ...

                                               

The Devils Star

The Devils Star is a crime novel by Norwegian writer Jo Nesbo, the fifth in the Harry Hole series. An English-translated version of the book named The Devils Star was translated by Don Bartlett. The story moves between two parallel themes – the a ...

                                               

The Leopard (Nesbo novel)

The Leopard is a crime novel by Norwegian novelist, Jo Nesbo. Its Norwegian title is Panserhjerte, which does not directly translate to The Leopard; it rather means something along the lines of "armoured heart". Moreover, "leopard" refers to the ...

                                               

Phantom (Nesbo novel)

Phantom is a crime novel by Norwegian novelist Jo Nesbo, published in 2012. Its Norwegian title, Gjenferd, does not directly translate to "Phantom"; rather to a word similar to "ghosts." Phantom is the ninth novel featuring crime detective Inspec ...

                                               

The Redbreast

The Redbreast is a crime novel by Norwegian writer Jo Nesbo, the third in the Harry Hole series. A large part of the book is laid at the time of the Second World War – specifically, the Siege of Leningrad, wartime Vienna and the Bombing of Hambur ...