One of the must-read books of the year - from the iconic Number One bestseller, the one and only Ian Rankin.
The first in a stunning new series introducing the Marlow Murder Club! 'A hugely enjoyable murder mystery written with wonderful verve, humour and compassion. Utterly delightful' Robert Webb 'Agatha Christie with a modern twist' SUN From the creator of the BBC One hit TV series, Death in Paradise To solve an impossible murder, you need an impossible hero... Seventy-seven-year-old Judith Potts is blissfully happy. She lives alone in a faded mansion in Marlow, sets crosswords for The Times, and there's no man in her life to tell her what to do or how much whisky to drink. One evening, while out swimming in the Thames, Judith witnesses a brutal murder. When the local police don't believe her story, Judith and two unlikely friends decide to investigate for themselves. Together, they are the Marlow Murder Club. But soon another body turns up, and it seems they have a real-life serial killer on their hands. Now the puzzle they set out to solve has become a trap from which they might never escape... READERS LOVE THE MARLOW MURDER CLUB 'Miss Marple with attitude' 5* Amazon Review 'I want to be Judith Potts when I grow up' 5* Amazon Review 'Wonderful escapism!' 5* Amazon Review 'Absolutely loved it!' 5* Amazon Review 'My favourite book of the year!' 5* Amazon Review 'I had an absolute blast reading this book' 5* Amazon Review 'So enjoyable, I laughed out loud !' 5* Amazon Review
A novel that features a mixed group of characters, each in his or her own way seeking some sort of salvation or redemption. It talks about the plot: how the US government and some of its quasi-autonomous agencies (CIA, FBI, DEA) all for their own reasons sponsored and financed the development of the drug cartels and their trade in Mexico.
'Such a beacon of pleasure' KATE ATKINSON
'So smart and funny. Deplorably good' IAN RANKIN
'A gripping read' SUNDAY TIMES
THE FIRST BOOK IN THE #1 BESTSELLING THURSDAY MURDER CLUB SERIES BY TV PRESENTER RICHARD OSMAN
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?
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB
'Thrilling, moving, laugh-out-loud funny' MARK BILLINGHAM
'A great read, I really enjoyed it' GRAHAM NORTON
'As the bodies pile up, and more is revealed of the lives and loves of Joyce, Ibrahim, Ron and Elizabeth, you can't help cheering them on - and hoping to meet them again soon' THE TIMES, CRIME BOOK OF THE MONTH
'Mystery fans are going to be enthralled' HARLAN COBEN
'Pure escapism' THE GUARDIAN, BEST CRIME AND THRILLERS OF 2020
'One of the most enjoyable books of the year' DAILY EXPRESS
'Smart, compassionate, warm, moving and so VERY funny' MARIAN KEYES
'As gripping as it is funny' EVENING STANDARD
'Funny, clever and achingly British' ADAM KAY
'An exciting new talent in crime fiction' DAILY MAIL
'A warm, wise and witty warning never to underestimate the elderly' VAL MCDERMID
'Delight after delight from first page to last' RED MAGAZINE
'I completely fell in love with it' SHARI LAPENA
'This is properly brilliant. The pages fly and I can't stop smiling' STEVE CAVANAGH
'Charming, clever debut' STYLIST
'I laughed my arse off' BELINDA BAUER
'A witty and poignant tale' DAILY TELEGRAPH
'Clever, clever plot' FIONA BARTON
'An absolutely delightful read' PRIMA MAGAZINE
'Utterly charming' SARAH PINBOROUGH
'Funny and original' THE SUN
'Properly funny and totally charming... steeped in Agatha Christie joy' ARAMINTA HALL
'This is one of the most delightful novels of the year' DAILY MIRROR
'A bundle of joy' JANE FALLON
When a young writer dies before completing his first novel, his teacher, Jake, (himself a failed novelist) helps himself to its plot. The resulting book is a phenomenal success. And if Jake can't figure out who he's dealing with, he risks something far worse than the loss of his career.
Warm, witty, surprising and endlessly entertaining, Murder on Mustique draws on Lady Glenconner's wealth of knowledge about the island and love of storytelling to create a gripping murder mystery. It delivers perfect escapism!
TWENTY SURVIVORS. ONE HOTEL. ONE KILLER.
'We defy you to pick up The Last and put it back down' Stylist
A WATERSTONES THRILLER OF THE MONTH
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.
If you're looking for your next pulse-pounding read to escape to after STATION ELEVEN and CONTAGION, look no further.
'A post-apocalyptic And Then There Were None' Irish Times
'A scarily plausible white-knuckle read' Erin Kelly
'Extraordinary' Emily St John Mandel
'Stephen King meets Agatha Christie' Luca Veste
'Compulsively readable' Daily Telegraph
'Dark, compelling, original' CJ Tudor
'One of those books you can't stop reading, but don't want to end' TM Logan
'Frighteningly believable' Jennie Melamed
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LAST
***** 'It's been a long time since a book gripped me as much as this one' Amazon Reviewer
***** 'My mind is still reeling' Goodreads Reviewer
***** 'I couldn't recommend this highly enough' Amazon Reviewer
***** 'Combines my favourite things about post-apocalyptic and mystery fiction. I can't recommend it highly enough' Goodreads Reviewer
***** 'Brilliant! The writing is fantastic' Amazon Reviewer
***** 'I adored it' Goodreads Reviewer
Some girl dies. Film editor Marissa has read better loglines for films, but still jumps at the chance to travel to a small island to work with the legendary - and legendarily demanding - director Tony Rees. But she soon discovers that on this set, nothing is as it seems. There are rumours of accidents and indiscretions, of burgeoning scandals and perilous schemes. In the midst of this chaos, Marissa is herself drawn into an amateur investigation of the real-life murder that is the movie's central subject. The only problem is, the killer may still be on the loose. And he might not be finished.
'The sense of dread deepens as the snow falls in Ruth Ware's tensely plotted and deliciously cast alpine thriller' Louise Candlish, bestselling author of Our House
**THE UNMISSABLE NEW THRILLER FROM THE QUEEN OF THE MODERN-DAY MURDER MYSTERY**
Snow is falling in the exclusive alpine ski resort of Saint Antoine, as the shareholders and directors of Snoop, the hottest new music app, gather for a make or break corporate retreat to decide the future of the company. At stake is a billion-dollar dot com buyout that could make them all millionaires, or leave some of them out in the cold.
The clock is ticking on the offer, and with the group irrevocably split, tensions are running high. When an avalanche cuts the chalet off from help, and one board member goes missing in the snow, the group is forced to ask - would someone resort to murder, to get what they want?
PRAISE FOR RUTH WARE'S ADDICTIVE THRILLERS:
'Atmospheric and eerie with Agatha Christie vibes' Prima
'Ruth Ware just gets better and better' Lisa Jewell, author of The People Upstairs
'A dark tale by one of the best thriller writers around' Independent
'Will hold you captive until the brilliant ending' Shari Lapena, author of Someone We Know
'A real spine-chiller that confirms Ruth Ware as the true heir to Christie's crown' Erin Kelly, bestselling author of He Said, She Said
READERS LOVE ONE BY ONE:
'I devoured this in a day...eerie and creepy' *****
'Terrifying and captivating' *****
'Had me on the edge of my seat' *****
'Utterly brilliant' *****
'Clever, chilling, addictive...a must-read!' *****
'Strong Agatha Christie vibes' *****
SHORTLISTED FOR THE AUTHOR'S CLUB BEST FIRST NOVEL AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE HWA DEBUT CROWN 'It makes Game of Thrones look like a nursery rhyme' - Daisy Goodwin Lover, mother, murderer, Tsarina 1699: Illegitimate, destitute and strikingly beautiful, Marta is sold into labour at the age of fifteen - where in desperation she commits a crime that will force her to go on the run. Cheating death at every turn, she is swept into the current of the Great Northern War. Working as a washer woman at a battle camp, she catches the eye of none other than Peter the Great. Passionate and iron-willed, Peter has a vision for transforming the traditionalist Tsardom of Russia into a modern, Western empire. With nothing but wits, courage and formidable ambition, Marta will rise from nothing to become Catherine I of Russia. But it comes at a steep price and is tied to the destiny of Russia itself.
The first book in a highly original and delightfully clever crime series in which Queen Elizabeth II secretly solves crimes while carrying out her royal duties.
Cornwall, 1972. Three keepers vanish from a remote lighthouse, miles from the shore. The entrance door is locked from the inside. The clocks have stopped. The Principal Keeper's weather log describes a mighty storm, but the skies have been clear all week.
What happened to those three men, out on the tower? The heavy sea whispers their names. The tide shifts beneath the swell, drowning ghosts. Can their secrets ever be recovered from the waves?
Twenty years later, the women they left behind are still struggling to move on. Helen, Jenny and Michelle should have been united by the tragedy, but instead it drove them apart. And then a writer approaches them. He wants to give them a chance to tell their side of the story. But only in confronting their darkest fears can the truth begin to surface . . .
Inspired by real events, The Lamplighters is an intoxicating and suspenseful mystery, an unforgettable story of love and grief that explores the way our fears blur the line between the real and the imagined.