Our Books: Crime

  • The Outsider

    The Outsider

    Stephen King

    A compelling and chilling suspense novel, which will delight all readers of King’s bestselling Hodges Trilogy. When an eleven-year-old boy is found murdered in a town park, reliable eyewitnesses undeniably point to the town’s popular Little League coac …

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  • End of Watch

    End of Watch

    Stephen King

    The cell rings twice, and then his old partner in his ear . . . ‘I’m at the scene of what appears to be a murder-suicide . . . Come and take a look. Bring your sidekick with you.’ Bill Hodges, who now runs a two-person agency called Finders Keepers wit …

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  • Poison City

    Poison City

    Paul Crilley

    Poison City is the first in a fantastical new series perfect for fans of Ben Aaronovitch, Lauren Beukes, Sarah Lotz and Stephen King. The name’s Gideon Tau, but everyone just calls me London. I work for the Delphic Division, the occult investigative un …

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  • The Fourth Bear

    The Fourth Bear

    Jasper Fforde

    The Gingerbreadman – psychopath, sadist, convicted murderer and cake/biscuit – is loose on the streets of Reading. It isn’t Jack Spratt’s case. Despite the success of the Humpty Dumpty investigation, the well publicised failure to prevent Red Riding-Ho …

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  • The Big Over Easy

    The Big Over Easy

    Jasper Fforde

    It’s Easter in Reading and a bad time for eggs and no one can remember the last sunny day. Humpty Dumpty, well-known nursery favourite, large egg, ex-convict and former millionaire philanthropist is found shattered beneath a wall in a shabby area of to …

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  • Gun Machine

    Gun Machine

    Warren Ellis

    An apartment full of guns. A hundred unsolved murders. An explosive, utterly unique crime novel from world-famous comics writer Warren Ellis. The room is full of guns. Old ones. New ones. Modified ones. Hundreds of them. This is a collection belonging …

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  • A Man Lies Dreaming

    A Man Lies Dreaming

    Lavie Tidhar

    ‘A twisted masterpiece’ – Adam Roberts, Guardian Deep in the heart of history’s most infamous concentration camp, a man lies dreaming. His name is Shomer, and before the war he was a pulp fiction author. Now, to escape the brutal reality of life in Aus …

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  • Finders Keepers

    Finders Keepers

    Stephen King

    A masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far – a book about the power of storytelling, starring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in Mr Mercedes. ‘Wake up, g …

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  • Zodiac Station

    Zodiac Station

    Tom Harper

    A lone skier, half-dead with cold, emerges out of the deadly cold of the Arctic Circle. He’s nearly frozen to death, and there’s blood on his clothing, and what looks like a bullet hole though his jacket. But he hasn’t been shot… His name is Tom Ande …

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  • Mr Mercedes

    Mr Mercedes

    Stephen King

    A cat-and-mouse suspense thriller featuring a retired homicide detective who’s haunted by the few cases he left open, and by one in particular – the pre-dawn slaughter of eight people among hundreds gathered in line for the opening of a jobs fair when …

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  • Wolf in Winter

    Wolf in Winter

    John Connolly

    Prosperous, and the secret that it hides beneath its ruins . . . The community of Prosperous, Maine has always thrived when others have suffered. Its inhabitants are wealthy, its children’s future secure. It shuns outsiders. It guards its own. And at t …

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