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Now in its sixteenth year, the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award receives substantial interest from authors, publishers, book sellers and fans of the genre in equal measures.
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  • 61 Hours

    (Jack Reacher 14)

    by Lee Child ...
    Book 14 - Jack Reacher
    GET READY FOR THE MOST EXCITING COUNT-DOWN OF YOUR LIFEHOUR SIXTY-ONEIcy winter in South Dakota. A bus skids and crashes in a gathering storm. On the back seat: Jack Reacher, hitching a ride to nowhere. A life without baggage has many advantages. And disadvantages too, like facing the arctic cold without a coat.HOUR THIRTY-ONEA small town is threatened by sinister forces. One ... ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Lazybones

    Book 3 - Tom Thorne Novels
    Winner of the Crime Novel of the Year, Lazybones is the third novel in the bestselling Tom Thorne series, a shocking, unputdownable novel from the master of psychological thrills.'Never loosens its grip on your throat' Daily MailIt's only ten days since Douglas Remfry's release from prison, having served seven years for rape, and now he's dead: naked on a bare mattress in a grubby north London ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • I Let You Go

    The Richard & Judy Bestseller

    Don't miss the nail-biting new thriller from Clare Mackintosh - Hostage is out now.________________Lose yourself in the sensational debut I Let You Go - the Sunday Times bestseller, number one ebook phenomenon and Richard & Judy Book Club pick.A tragic accident. It all happened so quickly. She couldn't have prevented it. Could she?In a split second, Jenna Gray's world de... ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Torment of Others (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, Book 4)

    by Val McDermid ...
    Book 4 - Tony Hill and Carol Jordan
    The Number One bestselling crime series featuring Tony Hill, hero of TV’s Wire in the Blood, written by the award-winning Val McDermid. This is a psychological thriller – and serial killer – that will keep you up at night.For some, there is nothing so sweet, so thrilling, as the torment of others …A dead girl lies on a blood-soaked mattress, her limbs spread in a parody of ecstasy. The scene ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Someone Else's Skin (D.I. Marnie Rome 1): Winner of the Crime Novel of the Year

    by Sarah Hilary ...
    Book 1 - D.I. Marnie Rome
    **Winner of the Theakston's 2015 Crime Novel of the Year, and a 2014 Richard and Judy Book Club pick.**SOMEONE ELSE'S SKIN has been acclaimed as 'stunning' by Mark Billingham and 'superbly disturbing' by the Observer. Introducing DI Marnie Rome, this powerful novel that will enthral fans of Val McDermid, Alex Marwood and Claire Mackintosh.'A stunning debut' Mark BillinghamCalled to a women's ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Death Message

    Book 7 - Tom Thorne Novels
    The seventh book in the Tom Thorne series, from bestselling author Mark Billingham.THE MESSAGEDI Tom Thorne has seen plenty of dead bodies in his time. But when he starts receiving sick photos of murder victims on his mobile phone, he soon realises that the next body could be his.THE KILLERAnd even when the man who has been sending the photos is tracked down, the deadly threat remains, For some, ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Rubbernecker

    The astonishing crime novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author

    by Belinda Bauer ...
    FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF SNAP*WINNER! Crime Novel of the Year***'Contains one of the most startling plots in contemporary crime fiction' Sunday Times___Patrick has uncovered a crime that the experts were too close to see . . .**Life is strange for Patrick Fort - being a medical student with Asperger's Syndrome doesn't come without its challenges. And that's befor... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The End of the Wasp Season

    by Denise Mina ...
    A savage murder with no apparent motive - DS Morrow's most challenging case brings her work and home lives dangerously close... From the two-time winner of the prestigious Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award.When wealthy Sarah Erroll dies a violent death at her home in a posh part of Glasgow, the local community is stunned by what appears to be a truly gratuitous act. Heavily ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Tenderness of Wolves

    Costa Book of the Year 2007

    by Stef Penney ...
    10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EDITION - FEATURES READING GROUP QUESTIONS AND NEW MATERIAL FROM STEF'S UPCOMING EPIC NOVEL, UNDER A POLE STARCOSTA AWARD WINNER and WORLDWIDE BESTSELLER. A breathtaking tale of mystery, buried secrets and romance, set in nineteenth century frontier Canada - for fans of THE SNOW CHILD and A PLACE CALLED WINTER.'Unquestionably atmospheric, evocative and rewarding' Independent on ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Black Widow

    Award-Winning Crime Novel of the Year

    Book 7 - Jack Parlabane
    'A celtic Gone Girl... guaranteed to keep you guessing' --- IAN RANKIN*****WINNER Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year**********WINNER Bloody Scotland McIlvanney Prize for Crime Novel of the Year*****Did she do it? Did he deserve it?Diana Jager is clever, strong and successful, a skilled surgeon and fierce campaigner via her blog about sexism. Yet ... ... Read more

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  • Gods and Beasts

    by Denise Mina ...
    An incredible crime novel that won the prestigious THEAKSTONS OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD 2013.'GODS AND BEASTS is vintage Mina: a complex three-ply plot involving a shooting, blackmail and corruption, all described with hard-hitting prose and psychological acuity' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH'GODS AND BEASTS confirms Mina's place at the front of the crime-writing pack' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAYA ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • A Simple Act of Violence

    by R.J. Ellory ...
    Washington has a new menace... a serial killer whose victims don't exist...Washington, embroiled in the mid-term elections, did not want to hear about serial killings. But when the newspapers reported a fourth murder, when they gave the killer a name and details of his horrendous crimes, there were few people that could ignore it.Detective Robert Miller is assigned to the case, and rapidly uncover ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Intrusions

    by Stav Sherez ...
    Book 3 - Carrigan & Miller
    WINNER OF THE 2018 THEAKSTON OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEARA GUARDIAN AND SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR, 2017'A Silence of the Lambs for the internet age.' Ian Rankin'Utterly riveting and truly terrifying.' Laura Wilson, GuardianWhen a distressed young woman arrives at their station claiming her friend has been abducted, and that the man threatened t... ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD