"I Shot The Sparrow With My Bow And Arrow!"

Predator and prey, the hunter and their target. The savanna has gone but the game remains the same and crime writers the world over delight in telling the tale. Manslaughter is often a quick and messy affair, an act of passion or self-defense or a catastrophic mistake or error of judgement but murderers are usually stealthy - callous and vengeful. They watch and wait and plan ‘the perfect crime’ or ‘almost perfect crime’, let our literary detectives be the judge of how well they execute their devilish deeds.  


A damsel with too much rouge, a dancer’s garb and silver sandals lying dead on the library floor of a wealthy married gentleman. A woman witnessed strangled on a train but where’s the body, no trace left of the crime, surely Mrs McGillicuddy didn’t dream it up? A child found murdered in local parkland, she never made it home from church, a grieving mother weeping for her loss. A man’s body pulled from the Thames, too late to be saved by paramedics but years on he’s back, a diamond thief in-hiding and very much alive yet the body count keeps mounting, what’s really going on?


Be it with instinct, technology or logic and an eye for microscopic flaws and inconsistencies in the details of the crimes, the detectives at the helm of these cases, Miss Maple and her hard-working young friend Lucy Eyelesbarrow, Dr Kay Scarpetta, Elizabeth Best and The Thursday Murder Club are determined to catch the villain/s and prove their mastery as sleuths.


Of course the writers will reveal the truth in time, the question is are you the reader, smart enough to avoid the red herrings and beat the case-solving masterminds to their finds?


Why not check out our great range of crime fiction in-store. Happy reading from the Dorothy Dickens Team!



Relevant in-store Crime Fiction includes:

The Adventures Of The Christmas Pudding - Agatha Christie

The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

All that Remains - Patricia Cornwall

Autopsy - Patricia Cornwall

At Bertram’s Hotel - Agatha Christie

Black Notice - Patricia Cornwall

Blow Fly - Patricia Cornwall

The Body Farm - Agatha Christie

Body Of Evidence - Patricia Cornwall

Book Of The Dead - Patricia Cornwell

A Caribbean Mystery - Agatha Christie

Cards On The Table - Agatha Christie

Crooked House - Agatha Christie

Cause Of Death - Patricia Cornwall

Cruel & Unusual - Patricia Cornwell

Deadly Decision - Kathy Reichs

Death Du Jour- Kathy Reichs

Death On The Nile - Agatha Christie

Deja Dead - Kathy Reichs

Depraved Heart - Patricia Cornwall

The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde

Fatal Voyage - Kathy Reichs

4:50 From Paddington - Agatha Christie

From Potter’s Field - Patricia Cornwall

The Front - Patricia Cornwell

The Girl Next Door - Ruth Rendell

Halloween Party - Agatha Christie

His Last Boy - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Hornet’s Nest - Patricia Cornwall

The Hound Of The Baskervilles - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The House of Silk - Anthony Horowitz

The Labours Of Hercules - Agatha Christie

The Last Precinct - Patricia Cornwall

The Man In The Brown Suit - Agatha Christie

The Man Who Died Twice - Richard Osman

The Mirror Crack’d From Side To Side - Agatha Christie

Moriarty - Andrew Horowitz

The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie

Murder On The Orient Express - Agatha Christie

The Mysterious Affair At Styles - Agatha Christie

N Or M? - Agatha Christie

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe - Agatha Christie

Ordeal By Innocence - Agatha Christie

Parker Pyne Investigates - Agatha Christie

Passenger To Frankfurt - Agatha Christie

A Pocket Full Of Rye - Agatha Christie

Point of Origin - Patricia Cornwell

Poirot Investigates - Agatha Christie

Port Mortuary - Patricia Cornwall

Postmortem - Patricia Cornwall

Predator - Patricia Cornwall

The Scarpetta  Factor - Patricia Conrwall

The Secret Of Chimneys - Agatha Christie

The Secret Adversary - Agatha Christie

The Seven Dials Mystery - Agatha Christie

Southern Cross - Patricia Cornwall

A Study In Scarlett & The Sign Of The Four - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

3rd Degree - James Patterson

Trace - Patricia Cornwall

Unnatural Exposure - Patricia Cornwall

Unquiet Spirits - Bonnie Macbird

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