Bestsellers, Crime & Mystery: January 2017

#1

Mystery in the Channel (a British Library Crime Classic)
Crofts, Freeman
The reissues of forgotten mystery gems in the collection of the British Library continues…
Classic mystery | TP | $27.95

#2

Dance of Death (Home Front Detective 05)
Marston, Edward
Zeppelin attack! And while the bombs are falling over London and the aerial pyrotechnics are at their most dramatic – a man is stabbed to death in an alleyway…
Historical mystery | PBK | $19.99

#3

Crimson Snow (a British Library Crime Classic)
Edwards, Martin (editor)
See number one. More of the same. (But: can you imagine what a dream job it is to go through the collections of the British Library looking for gems to be reprinted? We want that job!)
Classic mystery collection | TP | $27.95

#4

Win, Lose or Draw (Cliff Hardy 42)
Corris, Peter
Are there really 42 Cliff Hardy novels? Sheesh! Rumours are that this is the last. We shall see…
Mystery | TP | $29.99

#5

Christmas at High Rising (a Barsetshire novel)
Thirkell, Angela
Not actually a mystery or crime related. But the ultimate in cosy-reading and should appeal to fans of Golden Age mysteries. Lovely to see the quirky Thirkells being reprinted!
Social comedy | PBK | $19.99

#6

Another Little Christmas Murder 
Morgan, Lorna Nicholl
A classic, country-house mystery – republished for the first time in nearly seventy years.
Classic mystery | PBK | $22.99

#7

Telling Tails (Second Chance Cat 04)
Ryan, Sofie
Looks like your stereotypical cosy mystery – pun in title? – check. Cat(s)? – check! But it’s been getting many-starred reviews hither and yon – and lots of good feedback from regulars… well above average fodder!
Mystery | PBK | $19.95

#8

Moskva (Tom Fox 01)
Grimwood, Jack
AKA fabulous F&SF writer, Jon Courtenay Grimwood. Spy thriller set in 1985. If you liked Gorky Park or Child 44 you will enjoy. Beau recommends!
Thriller | PBK | $19.99

#09

The Human Flies (K2 01)
Lahlum, Hans Olav
One of our first-in-a-series bestsellers, which has remained in the top ten, through sheer force of enthusiastic recommendation to customers! Exquisitely-plotted homage to the Golden Age of Mystery and Christie, Sayers, Allingham, et al – only… set in Oslo, in 1968. Brilliant!
Mystery | PBK | $19.99

#10

River of Darkness (John Madden 01)
Airth, Rennie
Where the wonderful John Madden mysteries all began – which is the logical place to start.
Mystery | PBK | $19.99