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By The Pricking Of My Thumbs

Author: Agatha Christie

Part of a series: Tommy and Tuppence Chronology

Publisher: Harper Collins (2008)

An old woman in a nursing home speaks of a child buried behind the fireplace… When Tommy and Tuppence visited an elderly aunt in her gothic nursing home, they thought nothing of her mistrust of the doctors; after all, Ada was a very difficult old lady. But when Mrs Lockett mentioned a poisoned mushroom stew and Mrs Lancaster talked about ‘something behind the fireplace’, Tommy and Tuppence found themselves caught up in an unexpected adventure involving possible black magic…

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Cabal

Author: Michael Dibdin

Part of a series: Aurelio Zen Mysteries

Publisher: Faber And Faber (1993)

When, one dark night in November, Prince Ludovico Ruspanti fell a hundred and fifty feet to his death in the chapel at St Peter's, Rome, there were a number of questions to be answered. Did he fall or was he pushed? Inspector Aurelio Zen finds that getting the answers isn't easy, as witness after witness is mysteriously silenced - by violent death. To crack the secrets of the Vatican, Zen must penetrate the most secret place of all: the Cabal.

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Call For The Saint

Author: Leslie Charteris

Part of a series: The Saint

Publisher: Mulholland Books (2014)

Simon Templar is the Saint – daring, dazzling, and just a little disreputable. On the side of the law, but standing outside it, he dispenses his own brand of justice one criminal at a time. In these two novellas, the Saint puts his life on the line to tackle two very different criminals. In ‘The King of Beggars’, he and Hoppy get on the wrong side of a protection racket in Chicago – leading to a number of murder charges, danger and a meeting with the King himself. Back in New York, in ‘The Masked Angel’ Simon’s sense of fair play is offended by a crooked boxing promoter, setting him off on an investigation which will end in a life-or-death encounter in the boxing ring.

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Cards On The Table

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Harper Collins (2008)

A flamboyant party host is murdered in full view of a roomful of bridge players… Mr Shaitana was famous as a flamboyant party host. Nevertheless, he was a man of whom everybody was a little afraid. So, when he boasted to Poirot that he considered murder an art form, the detective had some reservations about accepting a party invitation to view Shaitana’s private collection. Indeed, what began as an absorbing evening of bridge was to turn into a more dangerous game altogether…

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Case Histories

Author: Kate Atkinson

Publisher: Black Swan (2005)

Case one: A little girl goes missing in the night. Case two: A beautiful young office worker falls victim to a maniac's apparently random attack. Case three: A new mother finds herself trapped in a hell of her own making - with a very needy baby and a very demanding husband - until a fit of rage creates a grisly, bloody escape. Thirty years after the first incident, as private investigator Jackson Brodie begins investigating all three cases, startling connections and discoveries emerge . .

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Cat Among The Pigeons

Author: Agatha Christie

Part of a series: Hercules Poirot Mysteries

Publisher: Harper Collins (2008)

Unpleasant things are going on in an exclusive school for girls – things like murder… Late one night, two teachers investigate a mysterious flashing light in the sports pavilion, while the rest of the school sleeps. There, among the lacrosse sticks, they stumble upon the body of the unpopular games mistress – shot through the heart from point blank range. The school is thrown into chaos when the ‘cat’ strikes again. Unfortunately, schoolgirl Julia Upjohn knows too much. In particular, she knows that without Hercule Poirot’s help, she will be the next victim…

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Cat And Mouse

Author: James Patterson

Part of a series: Alex Cross

Publisher: Headline (1997)

First came the stunning bestseller, ALONG CAME A SPIDER, which introduced its memorable hero, detective and psychiatrist Alex Cross. Then the explosive novels KISS THE GIRLS and JACK AND JILL proved that no one can write a more compelling thriller than James Patterson - the master of the non-stop nightmare. Now he brings us CAT AND MOUSE. Psychopath Gary Seneji is back - filled with hatred and obsessed with gaining revenge on detective Alex Cross. Soneji seems determined to go down in a blaze of glory and he wants Alex Cross to be there. Will this be the final showdown?

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Catch The Brass Ring

Author: Stephen Marlowe

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Catch The Saint

Author: Leslie Charteris

Part of a series: The Saint

Publisher: Magna Print Books (1980)

On an errand of mercy for an elderly neighbour, Simon Templar meets a distraught but beautiful damsel in distress. It seems she is missing her brother…and someone else is missing a Rembrandt. Soon the Saint discovers the two are connected, and he’s on the trail of “The Masterpiece Merchant.” In Philadelphia, the Saint meets a lovely young heiress at a charity ball, only to discover that another member of the party is a leading figure in organised crime.

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Celeste

Author: V.C. Andrews

Part of a series: Gemini Trilogy

Publisher: Simon & Schuster (2004)

Celeste and her identical twin brother, Noble, are as close as can be—until a tragic accident lakes Noble's life. It's a loss that pushes their mother, a woman obsessed with New Age superstitions, over the edge.... Desperate to keep her son "alive." Celeste's mother forces her to cut her hair, wear boys' clothes, and take on Noble's identity. Celeste has virtually disappeared—until a handsome: boy moves in next door and Celeste will risk her mother’s wrath to let herself come back to life.

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