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Into the Water
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If We Were Villains
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Dead If You Don't
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A Brush with Death (Bob Skinner series, Book 29)
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All the Beautiful Lies
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Time is a Killer
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Waterstones Thriller of the Month

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Echoing the slow-pull tension of Donna Tartt’s The Secret History, If We Were Villains teases out a story of a close-knit coterie poisoned by a seed of passionate rivalry. As play spills over into something much more sinister, the scene is set for unspeakable acts. As darkly compelling and tautly plotted as any Shakespearian tragedy, M. L. Rio delivers a haunting debut of blood-sworn friendship, dangerous obsession and murderous intent.

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Forever and a Day
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Cross Her Heart
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The Big Sleep
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The Man in the Grey Overcoat – Inspector Maigret

Georges Simenon’s sparing, knife-edged prose sets the bar for detective fiction, now re-issued by Penguin with brand new translations discover the father of littérature de criminalité.

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The Reigning Queen of Crime

Our curated selection of Agatha Christie stories

Ordeal By Innocence
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Ordeal by Innocence
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Murder on the Orient Express
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And Then There Were None
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Murder on the Orient Express
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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
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Black Coffee
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4.50 from Paddington
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And Then There Were None
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Sherlock Holmes

A selection of Conan Doyle's iconic detective stories

The Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes
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The Sign of Four
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His Last Bow
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Sherlock: The Mind Palace
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Little Grey Cells
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An Exclusive Interview with Andrew Taylor

Ahead of the publication of his new novel The Fire Court, Andrew Taylor talks to us about stepping back into the world of The Ashes of London.

The Mystery of Three Quarters: An Extract

Read an enticing extract from Sophie Hannah's latest Poirot novel, The Mystery of Three Quarters.

Peter Swanson's Five Favourite Fictional Femme Fatales

All the Beautiful Lies' Peter Swanson discusses the enduring appeal of the femme fatale in fiction and picks five favourite characters from fiction.