Top 10 Crime Fiction Books Still to Come in 2014

Top 10 Crime Fiction Books Still to Come in 2014

Kathy Reichs- Bones Never Lie

Kathy Reichs is back with another thrilling book in the Temperance Brennan series. Known for her unique insight into the world of anthropology, Kathy takes inspiration for many of her books from real life experiences, always ensuring an intense and haunting read. In this latest Temperance Brennan novel, we’ll see the return of the killer from Monday Mourning – the one that got away and has haunted Tempe ever since- in a tense and thrilling chase to stop them.

Release date: 11/09/2014

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Val McDermid- The Skeleton Road

We’ve been itching for this next release from this award-winning author (including the 2010 CWA Diamond Dagger for sustained excellence and significant contribution to crime fiction) after waiting 6 months since her participation in the Austen project back in March, and nearly a year since ‘Cross and Burn’. But now Val is back with a bang, as Detective Chief Inspector Karen Pirie is drawn into a mystery, steeped with suspense and atmosphere, originating from the dark days of the Balkan Wars. As the secrets start coming out, it seems the truth is more shocking than it first seemed…

Release date: 11/09/2014

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James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge – Burn

One of the biggest-selling writers of all time, James Patterson returns with Michael Ledwidge to offer another instalment in the Michael Bennett series. In this latest addition, we see Michael finally return to New York City, where he comes across the most horrific case of his career. After taking over the Outreach Squad in Harlem, Michael becomes involved in a grisly crime when a charred body is found in a condemned building. A mysterious call just before the crime leads Michael into a depraved underground world full of tension, secrets and fear.

Release date: 25/09/2014

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Martina Cole – The Good Life

Queen of crime drama Martina Cole’s new book – The Good Life- has created a huge buzz of excitement this year, following the success of her 2013 novel ‘Revenge’. The tagline ‘live the good life, pay the price’ promises tension, drama and shocking twists as Cain Moran finds out that his wife Caroline wasn’t kidding when she vowed ‘til death do us part’. Will Cain and his new love Jenny overcome the trials ahead to live the good life together, or will they learn a hard lesson and have to pay the price?

Release date: 09/10/2014

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C. J. Sansom – Lamentation

It’s been 4 long years since the last book in the Sharlake series, but finally C. J. Sansom is back with the sixth instalment. Continuing his exploration of the reign of Henry VIII, hunchbacked lawyer Matthew Shardlake is unexpectedly summoned to the palace by his old patron, Queen Catherine Parr. Her radically Protestant confessional book has disappeared, apart from one page that has been found in the hand of a murdered London printer. And so begins a dangerous and dark investigation into the political world of the royal court, as the lines between friend and enemy become more and more blurred, and the secrets become more dangerous.

Release date: 23/10/2014

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Anthony Horowitz – Moriarty

The first novel from Anthony Horowitz since being awarded an OBE for his services to literature back in January of this year, we have been eagerly anticipating this new release. Once again diving into Arthur Conan Doyle’s world of Sherlock Holmes, the story starts with a twist as Sherlock Holmes and his arch-enemy Moriarty are both dead. As a new criminal mastermind rises up to fill the gap Moriarty left behind, a devoted student of Holmes must now tread the darkest corners of London to prevent this new menace to its streets.

Release date: 23/10/2014

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John Grisham – Gray Mountain

John Grisham is back again this year with another legal thriller to get stuck into. With a captivating new heroine – Samantha Kofer – John takes us on another suspense-filled journey as Samantha must adapt to a new way of enforcing the law, and show courage in the face of danger. After losing her big city job at a law firm, Samantha ends up as an intern in a small town in Virginia. Unpopular with the locals and shocked by the lax view of the law, Samantha must stand up for the truth against violent and dangerous characters.

Release date: 23/10/2014

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Michael Connelly – The Burning Room

Bosch is back. Aside from a brief appearance in The Gods of Guilt last year, it’s been 2 years since we’ve had a proper Harry Bosch novel to sink our teeth into. A case takes a turn for the worse when a stray bullet lodged in a victim’s spine for 9 years causes complications that lead to the victim’s death. Now Bosch and his partner Detective Lucia Soto must look to the past to find evidence in a case that seems impossible to solve.

Release date: 06/11/2014

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Andrew Marr- Head of State

Andrew Marr surprised us all with the announcement of his new crime fiction novel, after several successful historical books. Making clever use of his insider knowledge of British politics, Andrew gives us a glimpse into the parliamentary scene with this new crime thriller, imagining what goes on behind the door of 10 Downing Street. When two apparently unconnected corpses appear during a crucial referendum on Europe, could there be a dangerous secret at the heart of the government? What would those with power do to stop the truth from coming out?

Release date: 11/09/2014

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Kate Mosse- The Taxidermist’s Daughter

Another bestselling author with an OBE for services to literature, Kate Mosse is certainly an exciting name to have on this list. This historical crime thriller is set in 1912, in a town shrouded in superstition, where Constantia Gifford – the taxidermist’s daughter – becomes wrapped up in a mystery that saw a woman dead as the last toll of the church bell rings. As she dives deeper into the mystery, shards of her own lost memory start to rear up, and long-lost secrets are uncovered.

Release date: 11/09/2014

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Which crime fiction book are you most excited about this year? Let us know in the comments box below.