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Bodies from the Library 2: Forgotten Stories of Mystery and Suspense by the Queens of Crime and other Masters of Golden Age Detection

by Tony Medawar Collins Crime Club (July 11, 2019)

This anthology of rare stories of crime and suspense brings together 15 tales from the Golden Age of Detective Fiction for the first time in book form, including a newly discovered Gervase Fen novella by Edmund...


The Middle Temple Murder (Detective Club Crime Classics)

by J. S. Fletcher & Nigel Moss Collins Crime Club (January 10, 2019)

A special 100th anniversary edition of J.S. Fletcher’s best detective novel, recognised as one of the Golden Age’s earliest and most successful classic stories.

An unidentified elderly gentleman is found...


Murder in the Bookshop (Detective Club Crime Classics)

by Carolyn Wells & Curtis Evans Collins Crime Club (November 29, 2018)

Book 50 in the Detective Club Crime Classics series is Carolyn Wells’ Murder in the Bookshop, a classic locked room murder mystery which will have a special resonance for lovers and collectors of Golden Age...


The Shop Window Murders (Detective Club Crime Classics)

by Vernon Loder & Nigel Moss Collins Crime Club (October 18, 2018)

The delight of Christmas shoppers at the unveiling of a London department store’s famous window display turns to horror when one of the mannequins is discovered to be a dead body…

Mander’s Department Store...


The Bravo of London: And ‘The Bunch of Violets’ (Detective Club Crime Classics)

by Ernest Bramah & Tony Medawar Collins Crime Club (September 20, 2018)

The classic crime novel featuring blind detective Max Carrados, whose popularity rivalled that of Sherlock Holmes, complete with a new introduction and an extra short story.

In his dark little curio shop Julian...


The Mystery of the Yellow Room (Detective Club Crime Classics)

by Gaston Leroux & John Curran Collins Crime Club (August 09, 2018)

One of the defining novels of the entire crime genre, Gaston Leroux’s The Mystery of the Yellow Room has inspired readers and writers including Agatha Christie and John Dickson Carr, and is now republished...


Bodies from the Library: Lost Tales of Mystery and Suspense by Agatha Christie and other Masters of the Golden Age

by Agatha Christie, Georgette Heyer, A. A. Milne & Christianna Brand et al. Collins Crime Club (July 26, 2018)

This anthology of rare stories of crime and suspense brings together 16 tales by masters of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction for the first time in book form, including a newly discovered Agatha Christie crime...


The Millionaire Mystery (Detective Club Crime Classics)

by Fergus Hume & Peter Haining Collins Crime Club (July 12, 2018)

Fergus Hume was renowned as the bestselling mystery writer of Victorian times after his first book, The Mystery of a Hansom Cab, broke all records. In 1901 he returned to form with this ingenious tale, selected...


The Paddington Mystery (Detective Club Crime Classics)

by John Rhode & Tony Medawar Collins Crime Club (June 14, 2018)

A special release of the very first crime novel by John Rhode, introducing Dr Priestley, the genius detective who would go on to appear in more than 70 bestselling crime novels during the Golden Age.

When Harold...


The Rogues’ Syndicate: The Maelstrom (Detective Club Crime Classics)

by Frank Froest Collins Crime Club (May 17, 2018)

This exciting thriller by the late Frank Froest, himself a detective of international fame, will satisfy the most exacting of detective story connoisseurs. Against a familiar London background we have here a...


Below the Clock (Detective Club Crime Classics)

by J. V. Turner & David Brawn Collins Crime Club (April 19, 2018)

A classic Golden Age detective novel set at the heart of Westminster, when the murder of the Chancellor of the Exchequer threatens to topple the whole House of Cards…

Many highly dramatic and historic scenes...


Mystery at Olympia

by John Rhode Collins Crime Club (April 05, 2018)

The next time you visit Olympia, take a good look around and see if you think it would be possible to murder someone in the middle of the crowd there without being seen.

The new Comet was fully expected to be...


Invisible Weapons

by John Rhode Collins Crime Club (February 08, 2018)

A classic crime novel by one of the most highly regarded exponents of the genre.

The murder of old Mr Fransham while washing his hands in his niece’s cloakroom was one of the most astounding problems that...


The Mystery of the Mud Flats (Detective Club Crime Classics)

by Maurice Drake & Nigel Moss Collins Crime Club (January 11, 2018)

The latest in a new series of classic detective stories from the vaults of HarperCollins is a thrilling mystery concerning twentieth-century pirates smuggling secret cargo across the English Channel.

James Carthew-West,...


Specials: Based on the BBC TV Drama Series: The complete novels in one volume

by brian degas & Harry Robertson Collins Crime Club (October 05, 2017)

This novel, based on the groundbreaking BBC TV drama series, shows how it takes both guts and a sense of humour to become a part-time policeman. It was adapted by the series’ creators from all twelve episodes,...


The Moonstone (Detective Club Crime Classics)

by Wilkie Collins, Margaret Cole & G. D. H. Cole Collins Crime Club (December 28, 2017)

Exactly 150 years since its publication in 1868, this reissue of Collins’ popular Detective Club edition of The Moonstone offers crime fiction fans the chance to read the book that is acclaimed as the very...


Nightmare (Detective Club Crime Classics)

by Lynn Brock & Rob Reef Collins Crime Club (November 02, 2017)

Driven to madness by the cruelty of a small group of people, a young novelist sets about taking murderous revenge.

Simon Whalley is an unsuccessful novelist who is gradually going to pieces under the strain...


Death at Breakfast

by John Rhode Collins Crime Club (October 05, 2017)

A classic winter’s crime novel by one of the most highly regarded exponents of the genre.

Victor Harleston awoke with uncharacteristic optimism. Today he would be rich at last. Half an hour later, he gulped...


Unquiet Spirits: Whisky, Ghosts, Adventure

Sherlock Holmes Adventures #2

by Bonnie MacBird Collins Crime Club (October 10, 2017)

The new novel from the author of Art in the Blood. December 1889. Fresh from debunking a “ghostly” hound in Dartmoor, Sherlock Holmes has returned to London, only to find himself the target of a deadly vendetta....


The Passing of Mr Quinn (Detective Club Crime Classics)

by G. Roy McRae & Mark Aldridge Collins Crime Club (September 14, 2017)

Reprinted for the first time in almost 90 years, this original novelisation of the very first Agatha Christie film is a unique record of the Queen of Crime’s movie debut and a bold attempt to turn one of her...


Juggernaut

by Desmond Bagley Collins Crime Club (August 10, 2017)

Action thriller by the classic adventure writer set in Africa.

It is no ordinary juggernaut. Longer than a football pitch, weighing 550 tons, and moving at just five miles per hour, its job – and that of troubleshooter...


Night of Error

by Desmond Bagley Collins Crime Club (August 10, 2017)

Action thriller by the classic adventure writer set in the Pacific.

When Mark Trevelyan dies on a journey to a remote Pacific atoll, the verdict that it was natural causes doesn’t convince his brother, Mike....


Windfall

by Desmond Bagley Collins Crime Club (August 10, 2017)

Action thriller by the classic adventure writer about security consultant, Max Stafford, set in Kenya.

When a legacy of £40 million is left to a small college in Kenya, investigations begin about the true identities...


Bahama Crisis

by Desmond Bagley Collins Crime Club (August 10, 2017)

Action thriller by the classic adventure writer set in the islands of the Caribbean.

Tom Mangan was a sharply successful entrepreneur who lured the super-rich to his luxury hotels in the sun-soaked Bahamas....


The Adventuress (Detective Club Crime Classics)

by Arthur B. Reeve & David Brawn Collins Crime Club (March 23, 2017)

Marking 100 years since publication, The Adventuress was the first full-length novel to feature ‘scientific detective’ Craig Kennedy, who was dubbed ‘the American Sherlock Holmes’ and the first fictional...


Flyaway

by Desmond Bagley Collins Crime Club (July 13, 2017)

Action thriller by the classic adventure writer about security consultant, Max Stafford, set in the Sahara.

Why is Max Stafford, security consultant, beaten up in his own office? What is the secret of the famous...


The Snow Tiger

by Desmond Bagley Collins Crime Club (July 13, 2017)

Action thriller by the classic adventure writer set in New Zealand.

Fifty-four people died in the avalanche that ripped apart a small New Zealand mining town. But the enquiry which follows unleashes more destructive...


The Tightrope Men

by Desmond Bagley Collins Crime Club (July 13, 2017)

Action thriller by the classic adventure writer set in Norway and Finland.

When Giles Denison of Hampstead wakes up in an Oslo hotel room and finds the face looking back at him in the mirror is not his own,...


The Freedom Trap

by Desmond Bagley Collins Crime Club (April 20, 2017)

Action thriller by the classic adventure writer set in Malta.

The Scarperers, a brilliantly organised gang which gets long-term inmates out of prison, spring a notorious Russian double agent. The trail leads...


The Spoilers

by Desmond Bagley Collins Crime Club (April 20, 2017)

Action thriller by the classic adventure writer set in the Middle East.

When film tycoon Robert Hellier loses his daughter to heroin, he declares war on the drug pedlars, the faceless overlords whose greed supplies...


The Vivero Letter

by Desmond Bagley Collins Crime Club (April 20, 2017)

Action thriller by the classic adventure writer set in South America.

Jeremy Wheale’s well-ordered life is blasted apart when his brother is murdered. The killer was after a family heirloom – an antique...


Running Blind

by Desmond Bagley Collins Crime Club (April 20, 2017)

Action thriller by the classic adventure writer set in Iceland.

The assignment begins with a simple errand – a parcel to deliver. But to Alan Stewart, standing on a deserted road in Iceland with a murdered...


Inspector French: Sir John Magill’s Last Journey (Inspector French Mystery, Book 6)

by Freeman Wills Crofts Collins Crime Club (March 09, 2017)

From the Collins Crime Club archive, the sixth Inspector French novel by Freeman Wills Crofts, once dubbed ‘The King of Detective Story Writers’.

A MURDER MYSTERY WITHOUT A CLUE

When Sir John Magill, the...


Inspector French and the Box Office Murders (Inspector French Mystery, Book 5)

by Freeman Wills Crofts Collins Crime Club (March 09, 2017)

From the Collins Crime Club archive, the fifth Inspector French novel by Freeman Wills Crofts, once dubbed ‘The King of Detective Story Writers’.

THE PUZZLE OF THE PURPLE SICKLE

The suicide of a sales clerk...


Wyatt’s Hurricane

by Desmond Bagley Collins Crime Club (January 12, 2017)

Action thriller by the classic adventure writer set in the islands of the Caribbean.

Ferocious Hurricane Mabel is predicted to pass harmlessly amongst the islands of the Caribbean. But David Wyatt has developed...


High Citadel

by Desmond Bagley Collins Crime Club (January 12, 2017)

Action thriller by the classic adventure writer set in the South American Andes.

When Tim O’Hara’s plane is hijacked and forced to crash land in the middle of the Andes, his troubles are only beginning....


The Golden Keel

by Desmond Bagley Collins Crime Club (January 12, 2017)

The first action thriller by the classic adventure writer, set in Italy.

When the Allies invaded southern Italy in 1943, Mussolini’s personal treasure was moved north to safety under heavily armed guard. It...


Landslide

by Desmond Bagley Collins Crime Club (January 12, 2017)

Action thriller by the classic adventure writer set in British Columbia.

Bob Boyd is a geologist, as resilient as the British Columbia timber country where he works for the powerful Matterson Corporation. But...


Inspector French and the Sea Mystery (Inspector French Mystery, Book 4)

by Freeman Wills Crofts Collins Crime Club (January 12, 2017)

From the Collins Crime Club archive, the fourth Inspector French novel by Freeman Wills Crofts, once dubbed ‘The King of Detective Story Writers’.

THE BODY THAT CAME FROM NOWHERE

Off the coast of Burry Port...


Inspector French and the Starvel Hollow Tragedy (Inspector French Mystery, Book 3)

by Freeman Wills Crofts Collins Crime Club (January 12, 2017)

From the Collins Crime Club archive, the third Inspector French novel by Freeman Wills Crofts, once dubbed ‘The King of Detective Story Writers’.

THREE CORPSES FOR INSPECTOR FRENCH

A chance invitation from...


Inspector French and the Cheyne Mystery (Inspector French Mystery, Book 2)

by Freeman Wills Crofts Collins Crime Club (November 17, 2016)

From the Collins Crime Club archive, the second Inspector French novel by Freeman Wills Crofts, once dubbed ‘The King of Detective Story Writers’.

THE RETURN OF INSPECTOR FRENCH

When young Maxwell Cheyne...


Inspector French’s Greatest Case (Inspector French Mystery, Book 1)

by Freeman Wills Crofts Collins Crime Club (November 17, 2016)

From the Collins Crime Club archive, the first Inspector French novel by Freeman Wills Crofts, once dubbed ‘The King of Detective Story Writers’.

THE FIRST INSPECTOR FRENCH MYSTERY

At the offices of the...


Dark Days and Much Darker Days: A Detective Story Club Christmas Annual (Detective Club Crime Classics)

by Hugh Conway & David Brawn Collins Crime Club (October 06, 2016)

A ‘shilling shocker’ from the late 19th century, a macabre novel of murder and its consequences, originally published as a Christmas Annual for adults and now reissued complete with a hilarious parody by...


Number Nineteen: Ben’s Last Case

by J. Jefferson Farjeon Collins Crime Club (August 11, 2016)

Ben the tramp’s uncanny knack of running into trouble is unsurpassed in the final crime thriller written for him by J. Jefferson Farjeon.

On a grey afternoon he was destined never to forget, Ben sat down on...


Ben on the Job

by J. Jefferson Farjeon Collins Crime Club (August 11, 2016)

Ben the tramp, with his usual genius for trouble, runs into danger when he finds a dead body and decides to help out.

Ben knew that whenever his thumbs were itching, something ‘orrible’ was about to happen....


Detective Ben

by J. Jefferson Farjeon Collins Crime Club (August 11, 2016)

Ben the tramp, the awkward Cockney with no home and no surname, turns detective again – and runs straight into trouble.

Ben encounters a dead man on a London bridge and is promptly rescued from the same fate...


Little God Ben

by J. Jefferson Farjeon Collins Crime Club (August 11, 2016)

Ben the tramp, self-confessed coward and ex-sailor, is back in the Merchant Service and shipwrecked in the Pacific.

Ben the tramp, self-confessed coward and ex-sailor, is back in the Merchant Service and shipwrecked...


Ben Sees It Through

by J. Jefferson Farjeon Collins Crime Club (August 11, 2016)

With his usual knack of getting into trouble, Ben the tramp finds himself hunted by the law and the lawless.in this breathless adventure.

Returning home to his Cockney roots after a trip to Spain, Ben meets...


Murderer’s Trail

by J. Jefferson Farjeon Collins Crime Club (August 11, 2016)

Ben the tramp is back at sea, a stowaway bound for Spain in the company of a wanted man – the Hammersmith murderer.

Ben, wandering hungry through the foggy back alleys of Limehouse, is spooked by news of an...


No. 17

by J. Jefferson Farjeon Collins Crime Club (August 11, 2016)

The first book featuring Ben, the lovable, humorous ex-sailor and down-at-heels rascal who can’t help running into trouble.

Ben is back home from the Merchant Navy, penniless as usual and looking for digs...