Crime and thrillers in libraries this week

RevengeBlockbusters- Revenge by Martina Cole – Michael Flynn is untouchable in a world of power, money and violence, fighting for what he wants, he takes it, whatever the cost. He learns the rules of the Life from the best and when his mentor, legendary Face Patrick Costello, is taken out, no one questions that Michael Flynn is his natural successor. He rises to heights beyond anything the criminal underworld has seen, owns everyone and rules his empire with an even but fierce hand. No one would dare challenge him, then the unthinkable happens

Masters of War by Chris Ryan – Paris: an elderly man is assassinated as he takes his morning walk. In the war-torn cities of Syria, government forces wage a bloody war against their own people. The Russians are propping up the government, the French are backing one rebel fraction and the British are backing another. And in north Africa, young SAS trooper Danny Black is coming to the end of a gruelling tour of duty, or so he thinks

Here’s some picks from the other many crime thrillers arriving this week.


The skin collector by Jeffery Deaver-A serial killer is stalking the streets of New York.They call this butcher The SkinThe skin collector Collector: a tattooist with a chamber of torture hidden deep underground. But instead of using ink to create each masterpiece, the artist uses a lethal poison which will render targets dead before they can even entertain the prospect of escape, NYPD detective Lincoln Rhyme investigates

Under a silent moon by Elizabeth Haynes -In the crisp, early morning hours, the police are called to a suspected murder at a farm outside a small English village. A beautiful young woman has been found dead. At the same time, police respond to a reported female suicide, where a car has fallen into a local quarry.What is the link between these two women.

Field of prey by Jon Sandford -Layton Carlson, Jr of Red Wing, Minnesota finally got lucky. And unlucky. He’d picked the perfect spot to lose his virginity to his girlfriend, an abandoned farmyard in the middle of cornfields: nice, private, and quiet. Problem was something smelled bad. He mentioned it to a county deputy he knew, and when the cop took a look, he found a body stuffed down a cistern. And then another, and another.

Kill and Tell by Adam Creed – A dizzying puzzle of two crimes that span two centuries.

City of Blood by M D Villiers – Siphiwe, an orphan dreaming of a better life, is haunted by memories of the brutal murder of his brother. Helping a woman who has been stabbed, he crosses paths with two very dangerous men.

When sorrow comes by Matt McGuire – Belfast, 2am, Tomb Street. A young man lies dead in an alley – cracked ribs, broken jaw, fractured skull. Detective Sergeant John O’Neill is called to investigate.

 The Cinderella Killer by Simon Brett – Waspish crime. Charles Paris has landed a role in Empire Theatre Eastbourne’s  production Cinderella. Rehearsals descend into chaos when a cast member  is found shot dead beneath Eastbourne Pier. Charles puts his renowned sleuthing skills to the test to find out who killed his co-star – and why.


The Andalucian Friend by Alexander Soderberg Sophie Brinkmann is captivated by the handsome and sophisticated Hector Guzman, a dangerous man who is the head of an international crime syndicate. He is used to getting what he wants, including the total annihilation of his rivals. Before grasping the extent of Hector’s world, she’s trapped in it.

Solo by William Boyd – James Bond goes solo motivated by revenge. Spy thriller

An officer and a spy by Robert Harris. Now arrived in paperback and already rated 4 star by 23 readers, it tells the story of state corruption and individual principle, featuring one of history’s gretaest whistleblowers.

I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes Terrorism/secret agent thriller

I’ve got you under my skin by Mary Higgins Clark – A Manhattan ER doctor is in the local playground with his young son when someone ruthlessly guns him down. Now his young widow, a television producer, is raising their son alone and is under pressure to come up with a successful TV series. Her new show will focus on cold case files – clearing those under suspicion of guilt for many years-unless, of course, they are guilty .

Subterranean by James Rollins – Archaeologist Ashley Carter and a team of specialists attempt to explore a labyrinth deep beneath the ice at the bottom of the Earth, a deadly maze that holds things that should not be disturbed.