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Abattoir Blues: DCI Banks 22


The twenty second instalment of the grisly bestselling DCI Banks series. Also an award winning TV series starring Stephen Tompkinson.

Two missing boys.
A stolen bolt gun.
One fatal shot.

Three ingredients for murder.

Misled from the start, DCI Banks and his team are far from enthusiastic when they’re called to investigate the theft of a tractor. But this is no trivial case of rural crime. A blood stain is found in an abandoned hangar, two main suspects vanish without a trace, and events take a…

Wishful Drinking



In Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher tells the true and intoxicating story of her life with inimitable wit. Born to celebrity parents, she was picked to play a princess in a little movie called Star Warswhen only 19 years old. “But it isn’t all sweetness and light sabres.” Alas, aside from a demanding career and her role as a single mother (not to mention the hyperspace hairdo), Carrie also spends her free time battling addiction and weathering the wild ride of manic depression. It’s an…

Lord High Executioner: An Unashamed Look at Hangmen, Headsmen, and Their Ki…



A grisly tour of hangings, electrocutions, beheadings—and other state-sanctioned deaths that are part of the long history of the death penalty.

In Lord High Executioner, award-winning writer Howard Engel traces the traditions of capital punishment from medieval England and early Canada to the present-day United States. Throughout “civilized” history, executioners employed on behalf of the kingdom, republic, or dictatorship have beheaded, chopped, stabbed, choked, gassed, electrocuted,…

Tommy Robinson Enemy of the State



The explosive story of Tommy Robinson, former leader of the English Defence League. Tommy describes growing up in a town blighted by Islamic extremism and criminal gangs. How he was persecuted by the British state, thrown to the Muslim underworld that runs British prisons – and finally blackmailed by the police.

Sleeping in the Ground: DCI Banks 24


A terrible crime. No obvious motive.
Banks is on the case.

‘Top-notch police procedure’ – Jeffery Deaver

A shocking mass murder occurs at a wedding in a small Dales church and a huge manhunt follows. Eventually, the shooter is run to ground and things take their inevitable course.

But Banks is plagued with doubts as to exactly what happened outside the church that day, and why. Struggling with the death of his first serious girlfriend and the return of profiler Jenny Fuller into his life, Banks…