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  1. Silent Playgrounds by Danuta Reah

    Silent Playgrounds by Danuta Reah

    A dark psychological thriller that will hold the reader in its grip from beginning to end, Silent Playgrounds is the stunning follow-up to Danuta Reah’s highly praised debut, Only Darkness.

     

    The path through the park runs from the centre of the city into the wilds of the countryside. At weekends the area is a playground for children and walkers, but during the week it is silent and deserted.

     

    When six-year-old Lucy gets lost there one day, her disappearance sparks a chain of events leading to the murder of a young woman. Lucy tries to warn the people she cares about of the danger: she knows that there are monsters lurking in the rambling park, and she knows that they are getting closer.

     

    What should be a straightforward investigation leads DI Steve McCarthy into a web of lies and evasions, where nothing is quite as it seems and everyone seems to be hiding something. With each step forward McCarthy faces new questions, and if he is to prevent an escalation in violence, he has to find some answers – fast.

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  2. The Jawbone Gang by Penny Grubb

    The Jawbone Gang by Penny Grubb

    Private Investigator Annie finds herself tangled in a complex case whilst trying to balance her own troubles. The Jawbone Gang is a page-turning crime thriller by the Yorkshire based author Penny Grubb.

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  3. Where There's Smoke by Penny Grubb

    Where There's Smoke by Penny Grubb

    Where There’s Smoke is the fourth novel in Penny Grubb’s Annie Raymond mystery series. The world of the modern private investigator has its sleazy side, and in this one, Annie is right up against it. Learn More

    Starting at: £8.50

  4. The Doll Makers by Penny Grubb

    The Doll Makers by Penny Grubb

    Annie faces an impossible decision and embarks on a journey in search of answers. The Doll Makers, which won an international Crime Writers’ Dagger in 2004, is a dramatic and intriguing crime thriller written by Yorkshire based author Penny Grubb. 

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  5. Like False Money by Penny Grubb

    Like False Money by Penny Grubb

    Apparently, the death was accidental but its distorted revelations leave Private Investigator Annie fighting for her integrity and innocence. Like False Money is an exhilarating crime, thriller by Yorkshire based author Penny Grubb.

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  6. Buried Deep by Penny Grubb

    Buried Deep by Penny Grubb

    Buried Deep is Crime Dagger winner Penny Grubb’s 5th book in her private investigator series, but also book 1 of her Webber & Ahmed police procedurals.

    In the aftermath of a flash flood in the historic town of York, something nasty emerges from the surging waters. It sets off a police investigation and a train of events that reach further than anyone anticipated. And while they’re struggling to understand the far-reaching consequences, no one has thought to look nearer home.

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  7. Night Angels by Danuta Reah

    Night Angels by Danuta Reah

    Disturbing, atmospheric suspense novel from the author of Only Darkness: ‘Dark, edgy and compelling, this is a first novel from a writer to watch’ TheTimes

     

    Snake Pass, the Peak District: The car of Gemma Wishart, a young researcher in Russian languages, is discovered, abandoned, by a walker; the driver has vanished without trace. Over in Hull, the body of a woman is discovered battered to death in a hotel bathroom; the only clue to her identity is a card bearing the name of an escort agency notorious for its suspected trafficking in Eastern European prostitutes.

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  8. Only Darkness by Danuta Reah

    Only Darkness by Danuta Reah

    Dark, edgy and unbearably tense, this extraordinarily accomplished first novel is both a love story and a gripping psychological thriller of immense power.

     

    Debbie Sykes is a young college lecturer whose ordered life is about to be changed forever. One stormy winter’s night, waiting for the late train home, Debbie is acutely aware of being alone – the woman who usually shares her evening vigil is not there. Vulnerability turns to fear, though, when she turns to see a sinister figure looming between her and the safety of the street. The next day, she hears that the missing woman has been found murdered by the man they call the Strangler, a brutal killer who dumps his victims on isolated stretches of railway track.

     

    The police renew their efforts to find the murderer before he strikes again, but how much time do they really have? When Debbie’s story is publicized by an unscrupulous journalist, it seems as though the jaws of an invisible trap are beginning to close around her – strange things start to happen and the foundations of Debbie’s life subtly shift. Only Rob Neave, ex-policeman and college security officer, appears aware of the danger but he is distracted by his own tragic past. The clock is ticking, and it will be midnight far sooner than anyone thinks.

     

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  9. The Annie Raymond Mysteries by Penny Grubb

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  10. Syrup Trap City by Penny Grubb

    Syrup Trap City by Penny Grubb

    Syrup Trap City is Penny Grubb’s 7th crime novel. Set in the Northern port of Hull, it features private investigator, Annie Raymond, her boss, the enigmatic Mrs Peters, and Detective Ayaan Ahmed who Annie last met in very trying circumstances in York (see Buried Deep and Tiger Blood).

    The story opens as the year draws to a close and Hull looks forward to a momentous year. The wider landscape passes Annie by as the realisation dawns that this routine job is not all that it seems. As she is faced with an unexpected and unwelcome reminder from the past, she realises just how badly she has taken her eye off the ball.

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