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March’s hottest new releases 2016

Now that February is finally over – that extra day really makes a difference, doesn’t it? – we’re getting ready to begin a brand new month.

We have some really fantastic releases coming our way in March, with new books from Harlan Coben, MJ Arlidge and Lucie Whitehouse, and the paperback publications of some of our 2014 favourites, Black-Eyed Susans and Make Me. So sit back, relax, and start planning your next trip to your local library or bookshop to pick up some of these cracking crime reads. Which ones take your fancy?

March’s Hottest New Releases

Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben
Bryant & May Strange Tide by Christopher Fowler
Keep You Close by Lucie Whitehouse

Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben – 24th March
Fool Me Once is a twisting domestic thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole way through. We found ourselves racing to the end, while simultaneously dreading finishing this fantastic read – we can’t recommend it highly enough.

Bryant & May: Strange Tide by Christopher Fowler – 24th March
Here at Dead Good we just can’t get enough of Christopher Fowler’s Bryant and May tales, so you can only imagine our excitement upon starting this book. In Strange Tide, we find our beloved detectives in dire straits: the Peculiar Crimes Unit is being pulled apart by a grisly murder investigation that is as murky as the river in which it took place.

Keep You Close by Lucie Whitehouse – 10th March
From the author of Before We Met comes this glittering new thriller. The story sees Rowan Winter trying to understand the death of a once close friend – a death everyone is eager to write off as a tragic accident. Rowan must use her own means to find out the truth, uncovering a sinister past that could put her in danger…

Little Boy Blue by M J Arlidge
The Rose of Tibet by Lionel Davidson
The Steel Kiss by Jeffrey Deaver

Little Boy Blue by MJ Arlidge – 10th March
Little Boy Blue is the fifth instalment in the DI Helen Grace series, and it proves to be even more nail-bitingly intense than its predecessors. A body is discovered in a nightclub – and Helen knows the victim. Hiding her connection to the case, she drives her team to breaking point to stop a murderer determined to expose her carefully constructed double life.

The Rose of Tibet by Lionel Davidson – 3rd March
Charles Houston travels to the forbidden land of Tibet in search of his filmmaker brother who is believed to be dead. This is a tale of suspense and adventure that feels all at once comfortingly nostalgic and refreshingly original – a highly recommended read from the author of Kolymsky Heights.

The Steel Kiss by Jeffrey Deaver – 22nd March
Deaver returns with his newest blockbuster thriller, and we think it may be one of his best yet. Amelia Sachs and Lincoln Rhyme find themselves on the hunt for a terrifying perpetrator who takes everyday objects and turns them into murder weapons. We know we’ll never look at an escalator in the same way again.

The Travelers by Chris Pavone
Gone Astray by Michelle Davies
The Darkest Goodbye by Alex Gray

The Travelers by Chris Pavone – 10th March
The Travelers is an adrenaline-soaked tale of an ordinary man plunged into a life of espionage, struggling to hold onto his identity and the person he thought he was amidst the chaos. This is an incredibly addictive read; we raced through to its stunning conclusion breathlessly.

Gone Astray by Michelle Davies – 24th March
When Lesley wins the lottery she thinks all of her dreams have come true – only to have them turn to nightmares when her daughter disappears. In this compelling, twisty debut crime novel, Michelle Davies asks what price we’d be willing to pay to have a different life.

The Darkest Goodbye by Alex Gray – 3rd March
This razor-sharp police procedural tells the story of two seemingly unconnected murders – one victim brutally stabbed, another euthanised in her sleep – which soon become entangled in a much greater mystery that William Lorimer and Kirsty Wilson must solve.

Predator (Hector Cross 3) by Wilbur Smith
The Other Side of Silence by Philip Kerr
The Gangster by Clive Cussler & Justin Scott

Predator by Wilbur Smith – 24th March
Predator, the latest instalment in the Hector Cross series, is an unapologetically action-packed story about one man’s dogged pursuit for revenge. With stunning settings and larger-than-life characters, this thrill-ride of a read grabs you from the first page and doesn’t let go.

The Other Side of Silence by Philip Kerr – 29th March
The year is 1956, and Bernie Gunther, our sardonic former Berlin homicide detective and unwilling SS officer, is now living on the French Riviera. Fans of Gunther’s capers will relish this corkscrew ride involving espionage, blackmail and murder, and newcomers to the series will find themselves desperate to tear into Kerr’s previous novels once they’ve finished.

The Gangster by Clive Cussler & Justin Scott – 24th March
The Gangster is the story of the Black Hand Squad, a group of Italian thugs causing trouble for – and eventually murdering – the elite and powerful in American society in 1906. When Bell is recruited as part of the team tasked with stopping these men, he soon discovers that they may be plotting on taking down the most powerful man in the US…

The pick of the paperbacks

These beauties have already hit the shelves in hardback and are newly available in paperback this month.

Make Me by Lee Child
Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
Time of Death by Mark Billingham
Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin
Finders Keepers by Stephen King
The Mistake I Made by Paula Daly
Blood, Salt, Water by Denise Mina
Vanishing Games by Roger Hobbs
The Drowning Ground by James Marrison

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