Policier & Thriller

  • Bluebird, bluebird

    Attica Locke

    • Serpent''s tail
    • 15 April 2018

    Winner of the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award 2018 2018 Edgar Award Winner for best novel When it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules - a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger working the backwoods towns of Highway 59, knows all too well. Deeply conflicted about his home state, he was the first in his family to get as far away from Texas as he could. Until duty called him back. So when allegiance to his roots puts his job in jeopardy, he travels up Highway 59 to the small town of Lark, where two murders - a black lawyer from Chicago and a local white woman - have stirred up a hornet's nest of resentment. Darren must solve the crimes - and save himself in the process - before Lark's long-simmering racial fault lines erupt. 'In Bluebird, Bluebird Attica Locke had both mastered the thriller and exceeded it. Ranger Darren Mathews is tough, honor-bound, and profoundly alive in corrupt world. I loved everything about this book.' Ann Patchett 'Locke's writing is both sharp-edged and lyrical . This is thoughtful, piercing storytelling with the power to transport.' Diana Evans, Financial Times

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  • 1983

    David Peace

    • Serpent''s tail
    • 5 April 2018

    Nineteen Eighty Three 's three intertwining storylines see the Quartet's central themes of corruption and the perversion of justice come to a head as BJ, the rent boy from Nineteen Seventy Four , the lawyer Big John Piggott - who's as near as you get to a hero in Peace's world - and Maurice Jobson, the senior cop whose career of corruption and brutality has set all this in motion, find themselves on a collision course that can only end in a terrible vengeance. Nineteen Eighty Three is an epic tale which concluded an extraordinary body of work confirming Peace as the most innovative and remarkable new British crime writer to have emerged for years.

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  • Anglais Pleasantville

    Attica Locke

    • Serpent's tail
    • 15 April 2015
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  • Anglais Bad Penny Blues

    Cathi Unsworth

    • Serpent's tail
    • 9 December 2009

    Police Constable Pete Bradley has one year in the force and dreams of moving up the ladder. He's assigned as an aid to CID and working a routine nightshift with his partner when they stumble across a young woman's body. His search for her killer brings him deep into Soho's underbelly.

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  • HEAVEN, MY HOME

    Attica Locke

    • Serpent''s tail
    • 12 September 2019

    When the young son of an Aryan Brotherhood of Texas gang captain goes missing, Ranger Darren Matthews has no choice but to investigate the crime. Following the election of Donald Trump, a new wave of racial violence has swept the state. Dark, swampy and filled with skeletal trees, Caddo Lake is so large it crosses into Lousiana. This is deep country and the rule of law doesn't mean much to the Brotherhood, beyond what it can do for them. A further complication is that Brotherhood is squatting on the land of a former Freedmen's community, and one of the last descendants of these former slaves is actually a suspect in the possible murder of the missing boy. Instructed by his lieutenant to use the investigation to gather more evidence that might help to take down the Texas chapter of the Brotherhood, Darren is playing very dangerous game indeed.

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  • Anglais BLACK WATER RISING

    Attica Locke

    • Serpent's tail
    • 15 May 2010

    On a dark night, out on the Houston bayou to celebrate his wife's birthday, Jay Porter hears a scream. Saving a distressed woman from drowning, he opens a Pandora's Box. Not the lawyer he set out to be, Jay long ago made peace with his radical youth, tucked away his darkest sins and resolved to make a fresh start.

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  • 1974

    David Peace

    • Serpent''s tail
    • 5 April 2018

    Jeanette Garland, missing Castleford, July 1969. Susan Ridyard, missing Rochdale, March 1972. Claire Kemplay, missing Morley, since yesterday. Christmas bombs and Lord Lucan on the run, Leeds United and the Bay City Rollers, The Exorcist and It Ain't Half Hot Mum. It's winter, 1974, Yorkshire, and Eddie Dunford's got the job he wanted - crime correspondent for the Yorkshire Evening Post. He didn't know it was going to be a season in hell. A dead little girl with a swan's wings stitched into her back. In Nineteen Seventy Four , David Peace brings the passion and stylistic bravado of an Ellroy novel to this terrifyingly intense journey into a secret history of sexual obsession and greed, and starts a highly acclaimed crime series that has redefined how the genre is approached.

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  • BROKEN RIVER

    J. Robert Lennon

    • Serpent''s tail
    • 15 January 2018

    Following a string of affairs, Karl and Eleanor are giving their marriage one last shot: they're moving with their twelve-year-old daughter Irina from Brooklyn to a newly renovated, apparently charming old house near the upstate New York town of Broken River. Before their arrival, the house stood empty for over a decade. The reason is no secret. Twelve years previously, a brutal double murder took place there, a young couple killed in front of their child. The crime was never solved, and most locals consider the house cursed. The family may have left the deceptions of their city life behind them, but all three are still lying to each other, and to themselves. Before long the family's duplicity will unleash forces none of them could possibly have anticipated, putting them in mortal danger. This new novel by America's master of literary rule-breaking is part thriller, part family drama, part Gothic horror - and like all J.Robert Lennon's novels, it shows the consequences of human deceitfulness, and the dreadful force the past can exert on the present.

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  • BAD BLOOD

    E.O. Chirovici

    • Serpent''s tail
    • 31 January 2019

    FROM THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE BOOK OF MIRRORS You can't trust your own memories. You can't trust other people's. So how do you know what really happened that night? One rainy night in New York, psychologist James Cobb gives a talk on the art of recovering lost memories. Afterwards, he's approached by a stranger: a dying man who, forty years ago, woke up in a hotel room with a murdered woman, and no memory at all of what happened. Now, he needs to know whether he was an innocent bystander - or a killer. Intrigued, James begins to unpick the tangled threads of this decades-old mystery. But everyone involved has a different story to tell, and every fact he uncovers has another interpretation. As his interest becomes an obsession, and secrets from his own past start to surface, he begins to suspect that someone has buried the truth deep enough to hide it forever. For fans of Joel Dicker, Peter Swanson and SJ Watson, Bad Blood tells a gripping story of memory, motives, and how little we really know about ourselves.

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  • Anglais NO REGRETS, COYOTE

    John Dufresne

    • Serpent's tail
    • 13 February 2014

    A local family has been found brutally slain in their own home, and Wylie 'Coyote' Melville, professional therapist and hobbyist forensic consultant's friend Detective Sergeant Carlos O'Brien wants him to use his rare ability to 'read minds' - to see the clues.

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  • Anglais MISSING

    Sam Hawken

    • Serpent's tail
    • 15 September 2014

    One man's fight to rescue two young girls from the cartels in the lawless chaos of a Mexican border town.

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  • Anglais Tequila sunset

    Sam Hawken

    • Serpent's tail
    • 14 November 2013

    El Paso and Ciudad Juarez sit across the Texas/Mexico border from each other. They share streets, share industry, share crime. One gang claims territory in both: Barrio Azteca, or as the Mexicans call them, Los Aztecas. This criminal organisation is responsible for most of the homicides committed in Juarez, and Felipe Morales is one of them.

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  • Anglais Petite mort

    Beatrice Hitchman

    • Serpent's tail
    • 15 March 2013

    Scandal, intoxication and lies flourish in the silent film studios of Paris. A silent film, destroyed in a fire in 1913, before it was seen even by its director. A lowly seamstress, who makes the costumes she should be wearing, but believes her talent - and the secret she keeps too - will get her a dressing room of her own.

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  • Anglais I, anna - film tie-in

    Elsa Lewin

    • Serpent's tail
    • 15 April 2012

    Anna lives with her teenage daughter in a small New York apartment. Trying to meet people after her divorce, she begins attending singles nights, which is how she finds herself late at night, in a strange man's apartment. What happens next is a blank, but it's only the beginning of her nightmare.

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  • Anglais Capture

    Roger Smith

    • Serpent's tail
    • 15 August 2012

    Tells the stories of three desperate people. A father who is broken by grief and guilt. A son still haunted by the ghosts of his past. And a mother, desperate to save her child. In Cape Town, these three are drawn into a spiral of manipulation and murder that leaves them fighting for their sanity and their lives.

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  • Anglais KING OF THE ROAD

    Charlie Williams

    • Serpent's tail
    • 9 February 2006

    Released after a long stretch at Parpham Mental Hospital, Royston Blake finds that the world has moved on. But not everyone is happy seeing the old ways swept aside, and the 'Old Guard' - a mysterious opposition group well known on the letters page of the local paper - sets about recruiting Blake as its agent of retribution.

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  • Anglais The ASBO Show

    Tony Saint

    • Serpent's tail
    • 30 January 2007

    Council worker Roger joined the ASBO unit because new departments are the best places to avoid work. Feeling oddly blank about the death of his father and wanting to escape the office, he goes to investigate a condemned tower block on the notorious Composer's estate.

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  • Anglais Paris Noir ; Capial Crime Fiction

    Maxim (Editor) Jakubowski

    • Serpent's tail
    • 15 November 2007

    A collection of stories about the dark side of Paris.

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  • Anglais I Was Dora Suarez

    Derek Raymond

    • Serpent's tail
    • 13 March 2008

    An axe-wielding psychopath carves young Dora Suarez into pieces and smashes the head of Suarez's friend, an elderly woman. The unnamed narrator, a sergeant in the Metropolitan Police's Unexplained Deaths division, develops a fixation on the young woman whose murder he investigates and discovers that Suarez's death is more bizarre than suspected.

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  • Anglais Dead i well may be

    Adrian Mckinty

    • Serpent's tail
    • 23 February 2005

    The time is pre-Giuliani New York, when crack rules the city and hundreds are murdered every month. Michael Forsythe and his lads tumble through the streets, shaking down victims, drinking hard, and fighting block by bloody block. Soon Darkey White anoints Michael his rising star.

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  • Anglais Back to the Badlands ; Crime Writing in the USA

    John Williams

    • Serpent's tail
    • 12 October 2006

    A collection of interviews that introduced a generation of crime fans to some of the legendary writers.

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  • Anglais Fags and Lager

    Charlie Williams

    • Serpent's tail
    • 27 April 2005

    Still Head Doorman at Hoppers, Blake begins to notice a change in general punter behaviour. The norm of beery violence and lechery has given way to trance-like stares and nonsensical blatherings. Puzzled, he scratches his head and seeks solace at the bottom of a pint glass.

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  • Anglais Fifty Grand

    Adrian Mckinty

    • Serpent's tail
    • 24 June 2009

    Cuban cop Hernandez has a score to settle, on behalf of a deadbeat dad, a 'traitor' who skipped free from Castro's control to set up a new life working illegally in Colorado. He settled in a ski resort popular with the Hollywood set, where the facade is maintained by the immigrant cleaners and labourers who work for below minimum wage.

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  • Anglais Mixed Blood

    Roger Smith

    • Serpent's tail
    • 15 May 2011

    Reluctant bank robber Jack Burn is on the run after a heist in the US that left three million dollars missing and one cop dead. Hiding out in Cape Town, he is desperate to build a new life for his pregnant wife and young son. But on a tranquil evening in their new suburban neighborhood, they are the victims of a random gangland break-in.

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