BOOKS & SUBSCRIPTIONS

JANUARY 03, 2014


 

CRIME NOVELS TO DIE FOR
 
Rosewood Stores presents its pick of crime novels that are not be missed by anyone with a taste of suspense, tension and thrill. 

Poison Flower by Thomas Perry

Jane Whitefield is Perry’s series heroine who is arguably one of the most intriguing fictional characters in the world of crime novels today. In this seventh instalment of Jane Whitfield adventures, Perry offers us a gripping story with twists and turns that will have you clutching the edge of your seat. With Jane’s powerful spiritualism at the centre of the plot, the story sees Jane being hunted by both the police and people responsible for the murder of the wife of James Shelby, the man Jane freed from jail believing he is innocent. Willing to die rather than betray, Jane’s character is strong, smart and undeniably exciting to follow.
 
The Day is Dark by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Another breathtaking series featuring a Reykjavik lawyer Thora Gudmunstdottir ignites with the new book, “The Day is Dark”. Two Icelanders go missing in a remote area of Greenland, just months after the disappearance of a woman from the same area. The locals believe the place is cursed after a small Danish colony suddenly disappeared here in 1918. Thora is torn between the legends of Tupilak, a malign spirit haunting the area, and the scientific explanations of man-made toxins being responsible for the epidemics. Chilling and compulsively readable, it is a great book to meet Thora for the first time if you haven’t read any of the previous novels by Sigurdardottir.


The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino
One of Japan’s best-selling crime novelists, Keigo Higashino presents an atmospheric thriller about a single mother, who murders her abusive ex-husband to protect her daughter. The next-door neighbour, and by coincidence a math genius, helps hide the body and create a cover story. An unorthodox anti-Sherlock Holmes novel follows the cat-and-mouse plaot between the intellects of the neighbour and detective Kusangi, who is determined to find out the truth.
 

The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler

Written by a husband-and-wife team, The Hypnotist adapts a psychological angle, following Erik Bark, a retired hypnotist who is working with a traumatized teenager after a horrific butchering of the teen’s family. Trying to find out the truth about the mass murder witnesses by the boy, Erik teams up with a detective Joona Linna, after the teen confesses to murders under hypnosis and escapes.
 
Darkside by Belinda Bauer
Following an award-winning debut novel is a tough task, but Bauer pulls it off with her second work titled “Darkside”. Full of tension and plot twists, Bauer presents us with a story set in the same sleepy Somerset town, with the same characters making a come back. This time the story is told through the character of the local police officer, Jonas, who is investigating a murder that shakes the village. However, some of the villagers are inclined to believe the Jonas is the murder and things unfold with a scary speed. Tense and astonishing, Bauer does justice to her debut with this novel.

 

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