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Crime and Mysteries Books

Crime and Mysteries Books Choose from genres including Classic Crime, Domestic Noir and Historical Mysteries.

Thriller Books

Thriller Books Choose from genres including Espionage and Spy Thriller Books or Political and Legal Thriller Books.

Adventure Books

Adventure Books Choose from genres including Historical Adventure Books, War and Combat Books or Westerns Books.

True Crime Novels

True Crime Choose from genres including Crime and Criminology Books, Local History Books or Organized Crime Books.

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Crime Novel of the Year 2018 Shortlist

Crime fans have a very important but incredibly difficult task ahead of them this summer; choosing an author to win the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award 2018. The shortlist for crime writing’s most wanted accolade features six outstanding authors with books that have shocked, tricked, surprised and enthralled us. The award, created to celebrate the very best in crime fiction, was open to UK and Irish crime authors whose novels were published in paperback from 1 May 2017 to 30 April 2018. The shortlist is featured in a six-week promotion in libraries and in WHSmith stores nationwide, and then the overall winner will be decided by a panel of Judges, alongside a public vote.

The shortlist contains returning shortlist crime contenders from 2017 Val McDermid, Susie Steiner, and Mick Herron, as well as featuring Denise Mina - who could make it a hat-trick after winning the award in 2012 and 2013 - being the only author to date to have won the Novel of the Year in two consecutive years.

Explore the shortlist for Crime Novel of the Year 2018 here

Vote for your favourite book from the shortlist from 1 July and closes 14 July 2018

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Richard and Judy Book Club - He Said/She Said

We can always rely on Richard and Judy to recommend a thriller that will keep us reading late into the night and Summer 2018 pick He Said She Said by Erin Kelly is exactly that. Young and newly in love, Laura and Kit make a trip to Cornwall to witness the total solar eclipse of 1999. Afterwards, as they walk back to their tent at the campsite, Laura witnesses a brutal attack which, after reporting to the police, drastically alters their lives. Fifteen years later, Laura and Kit have changed their names and live in fear that everything they’ve built could be destroyed in a moment.

Pick up your copy and find out the twist in the book that everyone is talking about

Find out what Richard and Judy thought about the book along with an extract and book club questions over on the WHSmith Blog

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Richard and Judy Book Club - Persons Unknown

Susie Steiner returns with her second sensational literary thriller to the Richard and Judy Book Club. A brutal murder. A detective with no one left to trust. A young man murdered. A city banker bleeds to death yards from a Cambridgeshire police headquarters. A detective out of her depth. DI Manon Bradshaw's world is turned upside down when the victim turns out to be closer to her than she could have guessed. Who should she believe? When even her trusted colleagues turn their backs on her, it's time to contemplate the unthinkable: are those she holds dear capable of murder?

Pick up your copy and find out more about this intricately plotted mystery, the perfect book to read as both a sequel or standalone novel

Find out what Richard and Judy thought about the book along with an extract and book club questions over on the WHSmith Blog

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J P Delaney: An Interview on The Girl Before

The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney is the debut psychological thriller from the author behind the incredibly successful Carnivia trilogy. In this tense and twisting story, we meet Jane as she agrees to live in a beautiful, minimalistic and futuristic house designed by the mysterious architect Edward Monkford, who enforces hundreds of strict rules on his tenants. But as Jane finds out more about the house and its previous tenant Emma, she begins to notice some frightening similarities between herself and the girl before. Could the beautiful house she's found herself in be more dangerous than she thought?

We caught up with author J.P. Delaney to find out more about his twisting psychological thriller and the mysterious house that his story takes place in. Click here to read the interview on the WHSmith Blog!

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