All our detective and crime novels are chosen for publication by book clubs and readers.

Hear Me

Julia North

After yet another shameful one-night stand Lissa has to accept that her sisters are right – she is an alcoholic and it’s time for rehab. She hates the idea of therapy, doesn’t want to examine her past, but just as she begins to see reasons for her drinking, life takes a brutal turn.

Who are her fellow patients? Why is one of them so damned perfect?

Hear Me is a powerful story about life and death, addiction and sobriety, racism and the fight for justice – but above all it is a story about love. 

A Coin for the Hangman

Ralph Spurrier

Booksellers never know what they might find in an estate sale. When our man finds the tools of one of England’s last hangmen, along with the diary of a condemned man he executed, he knows he has a mystery to solve.

Was there a miscarriage of British justice? Did the wrong man die at the noose? And just who is telling the truth? 

A mystery that has readers guessing to the very last page.

If you like fiction by Robert Goddard and Peter Lovesey, don’t miss A Coin for the Executioner.

Minette Walters: "A Fiendishly clever plot set in the aftermath of World War II. I thoroughly enjoyed it."

What Lies in the Dark

CM Thompson

One murder can make a town nervous. Two brings fear. Add three, four and even more, and watch neighbour turn on suspicious neighbour.

Victoria Bullrush – or Bullface, as she is called by fellow police officers – is a stickler for rules. As she tries to maintain a faultless investigation, she can't ignore the public's growing anger.

"An author to look out for in the future." Patrick Neale, former chair of the Booksellers Association.

All our best fiction is available as a paperback or ebook.