Perfect gifts for crime lover in your life

15 December 2016

By Pan Macmillan

Struggling to find the perfect gift for the crime fiction lover in your life? Look no further. We've got a great selection of books they'll be happy to find under the tree, including Ann Cleeves' latest Vera Stanhope novel, a chilling true crime book and a few classics, as well as some perfect gift lists. 

 

The Moth Catcher


Life seems perfect in Valley Farm, a quiet community in Northumberland. Then a shocking discovery shatters the silence -  a body is found by the side of the lane into the valley.  DI Vera Stanhope arrives on the scene, with her detectives Holly and Joe and she find the body of a second man...

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Luckiest Girl Alive

 
Ani FaNelli is the woman who has it all: the glamorous job, the designer wardrobe, the handsome and rich fiancé. But Ani has a secret.
 
There’s something else buried in her past that still haunts her, something private and painful that threatens to bubble to the surface and destroy everything.

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Mad Frank and Sons

 
With sawn-off shotguns as toys, the Kray twins as family friends and a mother who urged them as teenagers to 'get out of bed and rob a bleedin' bank', it is little wonder that the Fraser boys were heavily involved in organized crime by the time they were in their twenties. Featuring some of the most famous names in the London underworld, this is a fascinating slice of gangland history seen through the eyes of Frank Fraser and his two renegade sons.

More true crime books
 


 

Chameleon people

 
A frantic young cyclist rings on Inspector Kolbjørn 'K2' Kristiansen's doorbell, desperate to speak to the detective. Compelled to help, K2 lets the boy inside, only to discover that he is being pursued by K2's colleagues in the Oslo police. A bloody knife is quickly found in the young man's pocket... a knife that matches the stab wounds of a politician murdered just a few streets away.

More scandi crime books
 


 

Winter In Madrid

Harry Brett, traumatised veteran turned reluctant spy for the British Secret Service, is tasked to gain the confidence of an old school friend who is now a shady Madrid businessman. Soon Harry finds himself involved in a dangerous game...

 


 

The Murder at the Vicarage


The Murder at the Vicarage marks the debut of Agatha Christie’s unflappable female detective, Miss Jane Marple. With her gift for sniffing out the ‘wickedness in village life’, Miss Marple is led on her first case to a crime scene at the local vicarage where Colonel Protheroe, the magistrate whom everyone in town hates, has been shot through the head.

More cosy crime


 

The Living and the Dead in Winsford


Anyone who loves Kenneth Branagh as Swedish detective Kurt Wallander, will love the psychological thrills of bestselling Swedish author Håkan Nesser's haunting, masterly unravelling of a dreadful crime in The Living and the Dead in Winsford.
 

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Every Night I Dream of Hell


The Jamieson organization is sent into chaos when a new group arrives in Glasgow, and in their quest for power they are prepared to ignite a war. But who is behind the group?

More Scottish crime books


 

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

 
Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve a series of baffling and bizarre cases - including those of a man terrified by the arrival of an envelope containing orange pips, and a woman whose fiancé disappeared on his way to their wedding. 

More classic crime books

 

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