Fiction Bestsellers – Crime



Three of our crime fiction bestsellers in paperback:

  • Agent Running in the Field by John le Carré
  • The Long Call by Ann Cleeves
  • The Guest List by Lucy Foley

This book bundle comes beautifully wrapped at no additional charge. Unless you specify otherwise on purchase, all three books will be wrapped as one package in Christmas-themed paper.


Agent Running in the Field by John le Carré

Nat, a veteran of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, thinks his years as an agent runner are over. But MI6 have other plans. To tackle the growing threat from Moscow Centre, Nat is put in charge of The Haven, a defunct substation of London General with a rag-tag band of spies.

His weekly badminton session with the young, introspective, Brexit-hating Ed, offers respite from the new job. But it is Ed, of all unlikely people, who will take Nat down the path of political anger that will ensnare them all.

‘The British spy thriller at its unputdownable best.’ Observer. ‘Blisteringly contemporary.’ Economist. ‘Subtle, wry and seamless.’ Daily Mail. ‘A very classy entertainment about political ideals and deception …laced with fury at the senseless vandalism of Brexit and of Trump.’ Guardian

The Long Call by Ann Cleeves

In North Devon, Detective Matthew Venn stands outside the church as his father’s funeral takes place. The day Matthew turned his back on the strict evangelical community in which he grew up, he lost his family too.

Now he’s back, not just to mourn his father at a distance, but to take charge of his first major case in the Two Rivers region; a complex place not quite as idyllic as tourists suppose. A body has been found on the beach near to Matthew’s new home: a man with the tattoo of an albatross on his neck, stabbed to death. Finding the killer is Venn’s only focus, and his team’s investigation will take him straight back into the community he left behind, and the deadly secrets that lurk there.

‘Matthew Venn is a keeper. A stunning debut for Cleeves’ latest crimefighter.’ David Baldacci. ‘Had me hooked – a promising beginning to another fine chapter in the Ann Cleeves story.’ The Times.

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

On an island off the windswept Irish coast, guests gather for the wedding of the year – the marriage of Jules Keegan and Will Slater.

Old friends. Past grudges. Happy families. Hidden jealousies. Thirteen guests. One body.

The wedding cake has barely been cut when one of the guests is found dead. And as a storm unleashes its fury on the island, everyone is trapped. All have a secret. All have a motive. One guest won’t leave this wedding alive . . .

Lucy Foley is really very clever.’ Anthony Horowitz. ‘Thrilling.’ The Times. ‘A classic whodunnit.’ Kate Mosse. ‘Sharp and atmospheric and addictive.’ Louise Candlish. ‘A furiously twisty thriller.’ Clare Mackintosh.

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