Book List in Order: 17 titles

  • Seventeen extraordinary stories, covering science-fiction, fantasy, horror and slipstream, by one of Britain's most acclaimed short story writers. Reviewers loved the paperback edition:"Warmly wonderful" - Interzone."...


  • Rill is sent to the city to serve his apprenticeship as a soother's boy, one who calms the animals known as ravings after their powerful magic has been taken from them by the beastmasters. But the magic factory is full of mystery and danger, with...


  • Suppose all the monsters in the world went on strike ...Fear is an essential part of human life, and for centuries it's been provided by vampires, werewolves, zombies and ghouls. But what happens when the monsters take to the picket line? What happen...


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    Mat Coward's critically-acclaimed police procedural, set in a near-future London, is the most topical crime novel of the decade. In a world of fuel shortage, food scarcity, and wars over water, the Commonwealth of Britain is struggling to t...



  • Twelve tales of crime, from one of the most acclaimed short story writers of his generation."One of the most original and gifted writers in contemporary crime fiction." - Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine."Possibly the best writer of...


  • Twelve-year-old Splodge Hodge lives with his family (Mum, Dad, Non-Existent Sister, and Phart the Dog) on an ordinary, peaceful housing estate somewhere in England. Peaceful, that is, until a new family moves in across the road. Well, what...


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    The Bath Street public library in Cowden is an impressive, modern facility that was only recently opened. Now, the borough council wants to close it as part of a "rationalization" package. So, one autumn night, militant library-lovers enter the build...


  • in Show Business Is Murder

    Lights...Camera...Murder! Behind the velvet ropes and closed curtains, buried in the back lots, you'll find the darker side of the spotlight. It's where stars are created overnight, and burn out just cis quickly. Where deals are made to be broken,...






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    DCI Don Packham and DC Frank Mitchell investigate the murder of a man who belonged to an odd anti-Christmas club: dedicated to ignoring all the cheesy gifts, carols and yuletide silliness. But did their idea of fun include murder by tree-branch whack...


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    No Laughing Matter... Murder is horrible, of course, as Inspector Don Packham will attest. But when the weapon is a baseball bat - in a cricket pavilion, no less - well, that's a crime of another sort. The grim display appeared at the annual cricket ...



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    BULL'S-EYE, IT'S MURDER Whether he's miserably depressed or buoyantly cheerful, a day with the delightfully unpredictable Detective Inspector Don Packham is never dull for his partner, DC Frank Mitchell--especially when it involves murder. When th...


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    Devious Plotting. When Arthur "Beans" Jones is found pitchforked to death in his garden, Constable Frank Mitchell find himself -- amidst the sniggers and smirks of his colleagues -- paired with the legendary Inspector Don Packham. Though from day ...


  • in 3rd Culprit (Worldwide)

    Crime in all its devious incarnations is presented in this treat of murderous morsels dished out by old ppros and promising newcomers. Artfully crafted and impossible to put down, each story bountifully demooonstrates why these authors are la creme d...


  • in Master's Choice: Volume II

    An outstanding array of crime fiction by some of today's leading authors is accompanied by short stories from the acclaimed writers who inspired them and features works by Ian Rankin, Joyce Carol Oates, Mary Higgins Clark, Evan Hunter, Edgar Allan Po...