|Patricia Highsmith, William Shaw, Kris Nelscott, Gerald Seymour, Jim Dwyer/Kevin Flynn,|
|Book 2 - Breen and Tozer - London in the Swinging Sixties!|
|Robert Muchamore x 2, Sophie McKenzie, Joan Aiken, George Monbiot,|
|Sophie McKenzie, Stuart Neville, Morris Gleitzman, Robert Muchamore, Chris D'Lacey,|
|Robert Muchamore, Warren Ellis, John Connolly, Larry Brown, Alan Bradley,|
|4th Flavia De Luce book!|
|Warren Ellis - usually does graphic novels.|
Then there was this naked guy with a shotgun, and his partner getting killed, and now Tallow has a real problem: an apartment full of guns. Old guns. Modified guns. Arranged in rows and spirals on the floor and walls. Hundreds of them.
Each weapon is tied to a single unsolved murder. Which means Tallow has uncovered two decades' worth of homicides that no one knew to connect and a killer unlike anything that came before.
Tallow's bosses don't want him to solve the case. The murderer just wants him to die. But there's a pattern hiding behind the deaths, and if Tallow can figure it out he might even make it out alive
|Stephen Fry, James Ellroy, Garry Disher, Robert Muchamore, Sam Hutton,|
|I swore off Ellroy after being disappointed by his last couple - but 50p - couldn't turn it down - shame it's a bloody housebrick again!|
William H. Parker is a captain on the Los Angeles Police. He's superbly gifted but consumed by dubious ideology. He is bitterly at odds with Sergeant Dudley Smith - ex-IRA killer, fledgling war profiteer.
Kay Lake is a 21-year-old dilettante looking for adventure. Hideo Ashida is a police chemist and the only Japanese on the payroll. The investigation throws them together and rips them apart.
|7th Wyatt book from Garry Disher!|
Wyatt prefers to work alone, but this is Eddie Oberin's job. Eddie's very smart ex-wife Lydia has the inside information. Add Wyatt's planning genius and meticulous preparation, and what could possibly go wrong?
Plenty. And when you wrong Wyatt, you don't get to just walk away.
Taut plots, brilliant writing and relentless pace; plus an unforgettable cast, including the ever-elusive Wyatt himself: these are the hallmarks of Garry Disher's Wyatt series.
|Justin Halpern, Dick Francis, Joan Aiken, Tom Robbins, Anne Fine,|
|Great cover - I hope its better then B is for Beer!|
Hmm....probably not then....
|Dick Francis x 4, Jakob Arjouni,|
|Jo Nesbo, Dick Francis x 4,|
|Plenty of Dick this week!|
|German author - Jakob Arjouni!|
Love is never easy - especially when your girlfriend is an illegal Thai prostitute who has been kidnapped (again) by a gang of sex traffickers. Fortunately for the hapless fiancee, wisecracking gumshoe Kemal Kayankaya is on the case. The son of a Turkish garbage collector, he knows a thing or two about living in the ethnic fringes of the ugliest German city of them all: Frankfurt.
Kayankaya plunges into the city's underbelly, where the police don't care if you live or die, and the powerful view an illegal alien as just another paycheck. One Man, One Murder populates its pages with unforgettable characters, whip-smart dialogue, and a connoisseur's collection of grim details. But it is Arjouni's dead-on description of contemporary Europe's racial politics, vacuous nationalism, and social injustice that make his novels rise above the rest.
|John Harvey, Donald Westlake, Gerald Seymour, James Herbert, Tom Sharpe,|
The con is on. The mark is Monroe Hall, a corrupt CEO who lavished more of his company's money on himself than the boys at Enron and WorldCom combined. The loot? A fleet of vintage automobiles that would leave the Sultan of Brunei blushing. The catch? Trying to outsmart a collection of angry union men who've been taken for a ride and blue-blooded suckers who've been taken for their family fortunes. But if Dortmunder and his merry band of crooks are to drive off with the loot, they'll have to act fast-before they get caught in a deadly crossfire.
|Tom Sharpe - 70s satire!|
|Jim Thompson, Jo Nesbo, Kjell Eriksson, Tonino Benacquista, Anthony Borudain,|
Who hasn't wanted to become "someone else"? Over a drink in Paris, two men give each other three years to see which one can more radically alter his life. Blin becomes a private detective. He takes on a new identity, even a surgically altered face. Gredzinski, a self-effacing corporate executive, discovers liquor that evening and rapidly yields to the sensuality and self-confidence induced by alcoholism. Things get complicated when Blin is hired by an ex-lover to find himself and when Gredzinski secretly follows his girlfriend to her home. A helter-skelter tale of humor and suspense.
Winner of the literary prize RTL-Lire.
|Kjell Eriksson - Swedish crime series|
|Tub 77 put to bed!|
HIGHLIGHTS... Larry, Brown, Garry Disher, Tonino Benacquista, William Shaw, Donald Westlake, Stuart Neville,
LOWLIGHTS..... 13 YA/Children's books that somehow got mixed up with mine! Patricia Highsmith,
FULL LIST OF 50 AS FOLLOWS:
|AIKEN||JOAN||THE WOLVES OF WILLOUGHBY CHASE||1962||WOWC1|
|AIKEN||JOAN||NIGHT BIRDS ON NANTUCKET||1966||WOWC3|
|ARJOUNI||JAKOB||ONE MAN, ONE MURDER||1996|
|BRADLEY||ALAN||I AM HALF-SICK OF SHADOWS||2011||FDLM4|
|BROWN||LARRY||BIG BAD LOVE||1990|
|CONNOLLY||JOHN||THE BLACK ANGEL||2005||CP5|
|D'LACEY||CHRIS||THE SALT PIRATES OF SKEGNESS||2002|
|ERIKSSON||KJELL||THE HAND THAT TREMBLES||2011||AL4|
|FRANCIS||DICK||TO THE HILT||1996|
|FRANCIS||DICK||FIELD OF 13||1998|
|FRY||STEPHEN||STEPHEN FRY IN AMERICA||2008|
|HALPERN||JUSTIN||SH*T MY DAD SAYS||2010|
|HARVEY||JOHN||GONE TO GROUND||2007||WG+HW1|
|HIGHSMITH||PATRICIA||THOSE WHO WALK AWAY||1967|
|HUTTON||SAM||SPECIAL AGENTS: DEEP END||2005||SA1|
|MONBIOT||GEORGE||BRING ON THE APOCALYPSE: 6 ARGUMENTS FOR GLOBAL JUSTICE||2008|
|MUCHAMORE||ROBERT||MAN VS. BEAST||2006||C6|
|ROBBINS||TOM||STILL LIFE WITH WOODPECKER||1980|
|SEYMOUR||GERALD||A DENIABLE DEATH||2011|
|SHAW||WILLIAM||A HOUSE OF KNIVES||2014||B+T2|
|THOMPSON||JIM||NOW AND ON EARTH||1942|
|WESTLAKE||DONALD||THE ROAD TO RUIN||2004||D11|