A murder at her beloved Sandringham House threatens to ruin Christmas for the Queen in the third mystery in the Her Majesty The Queen Investigates series
A vivid and immersive story of obsession perfect for fans of dark academia and Donna Tartt's The Secret History
The utterly gripping new novel from the internationally bestselling author. THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW meets GONE GIRL in this Hitchcockian thriller - for fans of Ruth Ware and Stephen King.
Inspired by true events, The Lamplighters is the story of three men who vanish from a remote lighthouse. Twenty years later, the mystery of their disappearance still haunts the heartbroken women left behind. Rich with the salty air of the Cornish coast, this is a sweeping drama that will bring you to tears, even as you can't look away.
*The No.1 New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller* Discover the electric new thriller from the No.1, million-copy bestseller, Lucy Foley
In City of Margins, the lives of several lost souls intersect in Southern Brooklyn in the early 1990s. There's Donnie Parascandolo, a disgraced ex-cop with blood on his hands; Ava Bifulco, a widow whose daily work grind is her whole life; Nick, Ava's son, a grubby high school teacher who dreams of a shortcut to success; Mikey...
This summery rediscovered gem will make you nostalgic for 1940s seaside holidays: a Cornish hotel is mysteriously buried by a landslide, but what bought its eccentric guests together? 'Tense, touching, human, dire, and funny, The Feast is a feast indeed.' Elizabeth Bowen Cornwall, Midsummer 1947.
ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S 2022 SUMMER PICKS
'Le Carre at his finest' Mick Herron, Guardian
Julian Lawndsley has renounced his high-flying job in the City for a simpler life running a bookshop in a small English seaside town. But after only a couple of months into his new career, Edward, a Polish emigre, shows up at his door with a very keen interest in Julian's new enterprise and a lot of knowledge about his family history. And when a letter turns up at the door of a spy chief in London warning him of a dangerous leak, the investigations lead him to this quiet town by the sea . . .
Silverview is the mesmerising story of an encounter between innocence and experience and between public duty and private morals. In this last complete masterwork from the greatest chronicler of our age, John le Carre asks what you owe to your country when you no longer recognise it.
'The finest, wisest storyteller' Richard Osman
'A towering writer' Margaret Atwood
'A literary giant' Stephen King
The highly anticipated new thriller from the record-breaking, international bestselling author of THE SILENT PATIENT.
She thought the murders had stopped. She was wrong.
'The Sanatorium will keep you checking over your shoulder. This spine-tingling, atmospheric thriller has it all: an eerie Alpine setting, sharp prose, and twists you'll never see coming. A must-read.' Richard Osman
'An eerie, atmospheric novel that had me completely on the edge of my seat.' Reese Witherspoon
A beautiful, eerie hotel in the Swiss Alps, recently converted from an abandoned sanatorium, is the last place Detective Elin Warner wants to be. But her estranged brother has invited her there for his engagement party, and she feels she has no choice but to accept.
Arriving in the midst of a threatening storm, Elin immediately feels on edge. And things only get worse when they wake the next morning to find her brother's fiancee is missing. With access to the hotel cut off, the guests begin to panic.
But this is only the first disappearance. Everyone's in danger - and anyone could be next . . .
'The Sanatorium is an absolutely splendid Gothic thriller.' A. J. Finn
'One of the best books of 2021 [...] guaranteed to give you goosebumps.' Woman & Home
'I absolutely loved The Sanatorium - it gave me all the wintry thrills and chills.' Lucy Foley
'A menacing, creepy debut [...] echoes of Hitchcock and du Maurier.' Daily Mail
'A chillingly vivid thriller in a fantastic setting.' T. M. Logan
Readers love The Sanatorium:
***** 'Thrilling, chilling - a tingles down my spine type of read.'
***** 'Imagine a universe where Agatha Christie and Stephen King collaborated on a book.'
***** 'Sarah Pearse wastes no time in ramping up the tension and is clearly destined to be a master of this genre.'
'We defy you to pick up The Last and put it back down' Stylist
'Extraordinary' Emily St John Mandel, Station Eleven
TWENTY SURVIVORS. ONE HOTEL. ONE KILLER.
The world as we know it has ended.
You and nineteen other survivors hole up in an isolated Swiss hotel.
You wait, you survive.
Then you find the body.
One of your number has blood on their hands.
The race is on to find the killer.
Before the killer finds you....
Finished Station Eleven and Contagion and looking for your next pulse-pounding, speculative read? Look no further than The Last. This Waterstones Thriller of the month will sweep you into a world of fascinating characters and compulsive mystery.
'One of those books you can't stop reading, but don't want to end' TM Logan, The Holiday
'Dark, compelling, original' CJ Tudor, The Burning Girls
'A scarily plausible white-knuckle read' Erin Kelly, We Know You Know
'Stephen King meets Agatha Christie' Luca Veste, You Never Said Goodbye
'Frighteningly believable' Jennie Melamed, Gather the Daughters
'Compulsively readable' Daily Telegraph
'A post-apocalyptic And Then There Were None' Irish Times
Visionary in scale, and the first contemporary novel in over a decade from number one worldwide bestseller Ken Follett, Never imagines a scenario we all hope never comes true: the imminent threat of World War Three . . .
**THE NO.1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR**
**Shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Dagger Awards 2022**
Murder. Assassination. Revenge.
Discover the first short story collection from the King of Scandi Crime.
Meet a detective on the trail of a man suspected of murdering his twin; a hired assassin facing his greatest adversary; and two passengers meeting by chance on a plane, spelling romance or something far more sinister.
In his first ever collection of short stories, this master of crime delivers a gripping, edge-of-your seat read that you won't be able to put down.
*JO NESBO HAS SOLD OVER 55 MILLION BOOKS WORLDWIDE*
PRAISE FOR JO NESBO:
'A storyteller with few equals' Daily Express
'The king of Scandicrime' Financial Times
'Deliciously dark' Heat
'Nightmare-inducing and terrific' The Times
READERS LOVE JO NESBO:
***** 'Intriguing, mysterious, full of suspense' Netgalley reader
***** 'To say I couldn't put it down is an understatement...' Netgalley reader
***** 'A great read with plenty of twists and surprises' Netgalley reader
'If you read one book this year, make sure it's this one' Daily Mail CHOSEN AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE GUARDIAN, SUNDAY TIMES, DAILY MAIL, FINANCIAL TIMES, DAILY EXPRESS AND i PAPER WINNER OF THE BOOKS ARE MY BAG READERS AWARD FOR FICTION SELECTED FOR THE BBC TWO BOOK CLUB BETWEEN THE COVERS AND THE RADIO 2 JO WHILEY BOOK CLUB An impossible murder A remarkable detective duo A demon who may or may not exist It's 1634 and Samuel Pipps, the world's greatest detective, is being transported from the Dutch East Indies to Amsterdam, where he is facing trial and execution for a crime he may, or may not, have committed. Travelling with him is his loyal bodyguard, Arent Hayes, who is determined to prove his friend innocent, while also on board are Sara Wessel, a noble woman with a secret, and her husband, the governor general of Batavia. But no sooner is their ship out to sea than devilry begins to blight the voyage. A strange symbol appears on the sail. A dead leper stalks the decks. Livestock are slaughtered in the night. And then the passengers hear a terrible voice whispering to them in the darkness, promising them three unholy miracles. First: an impossible pursuit. Second: an impossible theft. Third: an impossible murder. Could a demon be responsible for their misfortunes? With Pipps imprisoned, only Arent and Sara can solve a mystery that stretches back into their past and now threatens to sink the ship, killing everybody on board... 'A glorious mash-up of William Golding and Arthur Conan Doyle' Val McDermid 'A superb historical mystery: inventive, twisty, addictive and utterly beguiling ... A TRIUMPH' Will Dean From the author of the dazzling The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, winner of the Costa Best First Novel Award, comes an audacious and original new high concept murder mystery.
THE FIRST NOVEL IN THE RECORD-BREAKING, MILLION-COPY BESTSELLING THURSDAY MURDER CLUB SERIES BY RICHARD OSMAN
'Smart, compassionate, warm, moving and so VERY funny' Marian Keyes
'So smart and funny. Deplorably good' Ian Rankin
'Thrilling, moving, laugh-out-loud funny' Mark Billingham
In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved murders.
But when a brutal killing takes place on their very doorstep, the Thursday Murder Club find themselves in the middle of their first live case.
Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron might be pushing eighty but they still have a few tricks up their sleeves.
Can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer before it's too late?
The Times Crime Book of the Month
Guardian Best Crime and Thrillers
'A warm, wise and witty warning never to underestimate the elderly' Val McDermid
'I completely fell in love with it' Shari Lapena
'This is properly brilliant. The pages fly and I can't stop smiling' Steve Cavanagh
'Steeped in Agatha Christie joy' Araminta Hall
'Pure escapism' Guardian
'As gripping as it is funny' Evening Standard
'An exciting new talent in crime fiction' Daily Mail
'A witty and poignant tale' Daily Telegraph
'Funny and original' Sun
THE SECOND NOVEL IN THE RECORD-BREAKING, MILLION-COPY BESTSELLING THURSDAY MURDER CLUB SERIES BY RICHARD OSMAN
'Moving, hilarious, brilliantly suspenseful' Jeffery Deaver
'A thing of joy' Kate Atkinson
'The tonic we all need' Shari Lapena
It's the following Thursday.
Elizabeth has received a letter from an old colleague, a man with whom she has a long history. He's made a big mistake, and he needs her help. His story involves stolen diamonds, a violent mobster, and a very real threat to his life.
As bodies start piling up, Elizabeth enlists Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron in the hunt for a ruthless murderer. And if they find the diamonds too? Well, wouldn't that be a bonus?
But this time they are up against an enemy who wouldn't bat an eyelid at knocking off four septuagenarians.
Can the Thursday Murder Club find the killer (and the diamonds) before the killer finds them?
'It's like reading ice cream... a pure pleasure' Linwood Barclay
'A properly funny mystery steeped in Agatha Christie' Araminta Hall
'Full of humour and heart. I loved it' Harlan Coben
'He's not only done it again, but he's done it even better' Philippa Perry
'They'll cradle you through any winter of discontent' Richard and Judy, Daily Express
'Superbly entertaining' Guardian
'As gripping as it is funny' Evening Standard
'This slick sequel will leave you buzzing' The Times
'Osman's world is a soothing place to be' Sunday Telegraph
'Pure pleasure to read' Observer
A new mystery is afoot in the third book in the Thursday Murder Club series from record-breaking, bestselling author Richard Osman.
It is an ordinary Thursday and things should finally be returning to normal.
Except trouble is never far away where the Thursday Murder Club is concerned. A decade-old cold case leads them to a local news legend and a murder with no body and no answers.
Then, a new foe pays Elizabeth a visit. Her mission? Kill . . . or be killed.
As the cold case turns white hot, Elizabeth wrestles with her conscience (and a gun), while Joyce, Ron and Ibrahim chase down clues with help from old friends and new. But can the gang solve the mystery and save Elizabeth before the murderer strikes again?
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE MAN WHO DIED TWICE
'A thing of joy . . . Richard has a natural sense of humour' KATE ATKINSON
'I absolutely loved it. He'd not only done it again, but he's done it even better' PHILLIPA PERRY
'The tonic we all need' SHARI LAPENA
'This slick sequel will leave you buzzing with 'the gentle hum of contentment'' THE TIMES
'Full of humour and heart, Osman delivers another must-read. I loved it' HARLAN COBEN
'Superbly entertaining' GUARDIAN
'It's like reading ice cream... a pure pleasure' LINWOOD BARCLAY
'He's back and he's better than ever!' JEFFERY DEAVER
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB
'A warm, wise and witty warning never to underestimate the elderly' VAL MCDERMID
'So smart and funny. Deplorably good' IAN RANKIN
'Smart, compassionate, warm, moving and so VERY funny' MARIAN KEYES
'Thrilling, moving, laugh-out-loud funny' MARK BILLINGHAM
'Pure escapism' GUARDIAN
'Funny, clever and achingly British' ADAM KAY
'As gripping as it is funny' EVENING STANDARD