No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf.
New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop plus lots lots more...Find out more
Browse audiobooks by Denise Mina, listen to samples and when you're ready head over to Audiobooks.com where you can get 3 FREE audiobooks on us
FROM THE AWARD-WINNING DENISE MINA COMES A RADICAL NEW TAKE ON ONE OF THE DARKEST EPISODES IN SCOTTISH HISTORY - THE BLOODY MURDER OF DAVID RIZZIO. This breathtakingly tense work is a tale of sex, seduction, secrets and lies, one that looks at history through a modern lens and explores the lengths that men - and women - will go to in the search for love and power. It's Saturday evening, 9 March 1566, and Mary, Queen of Scots, is six months pregnant. She's hosting a supper party. Outside, Edinburgh is bustling. It's full of the Great and the Good and the Idiot Sons of the Rich, here for a Parliament that will take Scotland by the shoulders and turn it from England to face Europe. Mary doesn't know that her Palace is surrounded - that, right now, an army of men is creeping upstairs to her chamber. They're coming to murder David Rizzio, her friend and secretary, the handsome Italian man who is smiling across the table at her. Mary's husband wants it done in front of her and he wants her to watch it done ... 'Bestseller Mina vividly recreates a gruesome episode from the Tudor era in this searing novella set mostly over the course of a single day, Mar. 9, 1566. Mina interjects well-wrought characterizations; this superior historical thriller reads like a real-life episode of Game of Thrones' - Publishers Weekly (starred) 'darkly compelling, riveting' -- Sam Baker 'The cream of the crop, an author who pushes the crime novel in new and exciting directions' -- Ian Rankin 'May be Britain's finest living crime novelist' ? Daily Telegraph 'Denise Mina brilliantly manages to be funny, heart-wrenching, gut-punching and addictive all at once' --Nicci French One of the most talented, most daring, most humane writers of the past twenty years, an artist whose thrillers d'ouble as bracing moral inquiries' --A. J. Finn 'a writer of huge skill and inventiveness who blends tense, well-crafted crime fiction with social conscience and historical weight' --The BooksellerShow more
A must-listen collection of fifteen bibliomysteries by bestselling and award-winning authors Bibliomysteries Volume 2 includes: - 'Remaindered' by Peter Lovesey - 'The Compendium of Srem' by F. Paul Wilson - 'The Sequel' by R. L. Stine - 'Mystery, Inc.' by Joyce Carol Oates - and many othersShow more
Brought to you by Penguin. 'Denise Mina is the cream of the crop, an author who pushes the crime novel in new and exciting directions and never fails to deliver.' IAN RANKIN When Margo goes in search of her birth mother for the first time, she meets her aunt, Nikki, instead. Margo learns that her mother, Susan, was a sex worker murdered soon after Margo's adoption. To this day, Susan's killer has never been found. Nikki asks Margo for help. She has received threatening and haunting letters from the murderer, for decades. She is determined to find him, but she can't do it alone... A brilliant, thought-provoking and heart-wrenching new thriller about identity and the value of a life, from the award-winning author of The Long Drop and Conviction. PRAISE FOR DENISE MINA: 'You won't be able to put Conviction down' Reese Witherspoon 'Unsettling, evocative and staggeringly good' Daily Express 'A masterpiece by the woman who may be Britain's finest living crime novelist' Daily Telegraph 'An atmospheric recreation of a vanished Glasgow...and a compelling exploration of the warped criminal mind' The Times on The Long Drop: Top Ten Crime Novels of the Decade © Denise Mina 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020Show more
Random House presents the audiobook edition of Conviction by Denise Mina, read by Cathleen McCarron. 'A twisting, darkly comic, thrill-a-minute ride across Europe. If you loved Killing Eve, you'll devour Conviction' Erin Kelly 'Denise Mina brilliantly manages to be funny, heart-wrenching, gut-punching and addictive all at once: a fabulous, captivating novel' Nicci French From 'the woman who may be Britain's finest living crime novelist' (Daily Telegraph), Conviction stars a strong female protagonist who is obsessed by true crime podcasts and decides, one day, to investigate one of the unsolved crimes herself. It's just a normal morning for Anna McDonald. Gym kits, packed lunches, getting everyone up and ready. Until she opens the front door to her best friend, Estelle. Anna turns to see her own husband at the top of the stairs, suitcase in hand. They're leaving together and they're taking Anna's two daughters with them. Left alone in the big, dark house, Anna can't think, she can't take it in. With her safe, predictable world shattered, she distracts herself with a story: a true-crime podcast. There's a sunken yacht in the Mediterranean, multiple murders and a hint of power and corruption. Then Anna realises she knew one of the victims in another life. She is convinced she knows what happened. Her past, so carefully hidden until now, will no longer stay silent. This is a murder she can't ignore, and she throws herself into investigating the case. But little does she know, her past and present lives are about to collide, sending everything she has worked so hard to achieve into freefall. Conviction is the compelling and unique new thriller from multiple award-winner and author of THE LONG DROP, Denise Mina.Show more
A standalone psychological thriller from the acclaimed author of the Alex Morrow novels that exposes the dark hearts of the guilty...and the innocent. The "trial of the century" in 1950's Glasgow is over. Peter Manuel has been found guilty of a string of murders and is waiting to die by hanging. But every good crime story has a beginning. Manuel's starts with the murder of William Watt's family. Looking no further that Watt himself, the police are convinced he's guilty. Desperate to clear his name, Watt turns to Manuel, a career criminal who claims to have information that will finger the real killer. As Watt seeks justice with the cagey Manuel's help, everyone the pair meets has blood on their hands as they sell their version of the truth. THE LONG DROP is an explosive audiobook about guilt, innocence and the power of a good story to hide the difference.Show more
Random House presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Long Drop by Denise Mina, read by David Monteath. William Watt wants answers about his family's murder. Peter Manuel has them. But Peter Manuel is a liar. William Watt is an ordinary businessman, a fool, a social climber. Peter Manuel is a famous liar, a rapist, a criminal. He claims he can get hold of the gun used to murder Watt's family. One December night in 1957, Watt meets Manuel in a Glasgow bar to find out what he knows. Based on true events, The Long Drop is an extraordinarily unsettling, evocative and compelling novel from a writer at the height of her powers.Show more
Detective Alex Morrow discovers that the darkest secrets never stay buried as she investigates the criminal underbelly of a seemingly tranquil seaside town. For reasons she can't quite explain, Alex Morrow is addicted to watching surveillance footage of Roxanna Fuentecilla--a gorgeous Spanish mother of two, in a tempestuous relationship with her boyfriend, who recently relocated to Glasgow under mysterious circumstances. She is also Morrow's prime suspect in an investigation that resembles a soap opera, filled with glamorous jetsetters and enough money to interest the highest levels of law enforcement. Until Roxanna vanishes. Morrow traces Roxanna's steps to Helensburgh, a sleepy, picturesque seaside community. But behind the idyllic Victorian homes and quaint storefronts, darkness lurks. Home to a man with blood on his hands who is haunted by guilt, a mysterious woman with ulterior motives back in town for the first time in decades, a sexually frustrated restaurateur looking to blow off steam, and a crew of vicious small-time gangsters blindly following orders, it's a town ruled by base instincts where no one is quite what they seem. And it's the perfect place to get rid of someone. When she uncovers an unsettling connection to Roxanna's job back in Glasgow, Morrow suspects that her missing person is more than a white-collar criminal on the lam--she may also be a victim caught up in a sophisticated conspiracy that stretches far beyond Helensburgh and is more personal than Morrow ever imagined. As the truth rises to the surface and the conflicts that lie beneath Helensburgh's calm waters threaten to explode, Morrow must find Roxanna before any hope of solving the case disappears with her. A gripping tale of greed, power, and vengeance, Blood, Salt, Water is a masterful crime novel from Denise Mina that confirms her reputation as "one of the genre's brights stars" (George Pelecanos).Show more
Inte nog med att Maureen ODonnell blivit anklagad för mord, nu har dessutom fadern, som förgripit sig på henne under uppväxten, återvänt hem till Glasgow. Samtidigt har bästa väninnan Leslie blivit förälskad och tillbringar all sin tid tillsammans med pojkvännen. När Ann Harriss - patient på kvinnojouren där Maureen arbetar - plötsligt försvinner och hennes döda kropp en månad senare flyter upp på Themsens strand ser Maureen sin chans att fly hemstaden. Hon beger sig till London och hamnar där i en värld full av våld, svek och misstänksamhet. En efter en faller pusselbitarna på plats och Maureen börjar ana vad som egentligen hänt. Men tiden rinner i väg och hon måste få fram sanningen - till varje pris DENISE MINA [f. 1966 i Glasgow] är en brittisk kriminalförfattare. Debuten Garnethill belönades med The John Creasy Dagger för »Bästa kriminaldebut« och sedan dess har Denise Mina etablerat sig som ett av de absolut största namnen inom den moderna kriminallitteraturen. Exil är den andra boken i Denise Minas kritikerrosade Garnethill-trilogi, med den sargade Maureen ODonnell i centrum.Show more
Maureen ODonnell har haft ett problemfyllt liv: sexuella övergrepp, inlagd på mentalsjukhus, ett jobb som är rena återvändsgränden, och ett trassligt förhållande med den gifte terapeuten Douglas som hon precis är på väg att avsluta. Men någon hinner före. En morgon när Maureen vaknar upp bakfull och vacklar ut i vardagsrummet hittar hon sin älskare fastbunden i en stol och med halsen avskuren. Glasgowpolisen betraktar henne som misstänkt, och till och med hennes egen familj verkar tro att hon är inblandad. I panik börjar Maureen tvivla på sin egen version av händelseförloppet. Hon kartlägger Douglas sista dagar i livet och konfronteras med en fasansfull härva av lögner, våldtäkter och en mörklagd skandal vid den psykiatriska klinik där hon själv varit inlagd. Patienterna på kliniken säger ingenting, och de hon pratar med i personalen verkar rädda. När ännu ett lemlästat lik återfinns inser Maureen att hon måste hitta mördaren om hon inte själv ska bli nästa offer Garnethill är första boken i Denise Minas kritikerrosade Garnethill-trilogi, med den sargade Maureen ODonnell som huvudperson. DENISE MINA [f. 1966 i Glasgow] är en brittisk kriminalförfattare. Debuten Garnethill belönades med The John Creasy Award för Bästa debutroman när den kom ut i original, och sedan dess har Denise Mina etablerat sig som ett av de absolut största namnen inom den moderna kriminallitteraturen.Show more
Alex Morrow faces her toughest opponents yet in this brilliant new thriller about criminals, consequences, and convictions. Police detective Alex Morrow has met plenty of unsavory characters in her line of work, but arms dealer Michael Brown ranks among the most brutal and damaged of the criminals she's known. Morrow is serving as a witness in Brown's trial, where the case hinges on his fingerprints found on the guns he sells. When the investigation leads to a privileged Scottish lawyer who's expecting to be assassinated after a money laundering scheme goes bad, and a woman who's spying on the people who put her in jail, Morrow has her hands full. And that's before she even gets to her family issues. THE RED ROAD is a thrilling new novel from a masterful writer, proving once again that "If you don't love Denise Mina, you don't love crime fiction." (Val McDermid)Show more
It's the week before Christmas when a lone robber bursts into a busy Glasgow post office carrying an AK-47. An elderly man suddenly hands his young grandson to a stranger and wordlessly helps the gunman fill bags with cash, then carries them to the door. He opens the door and bows his head; the robber fires off the AK-47, tearing the grandfather in two. DS Alex Morrow arrives on the scene and finds that the alarm system had been disabled before the robbery. Yet upon investigation, none of the employees can be linked to the gunman. And the grandfather-a life-long campaigner for social justice-is above reproach. As Morrow searches for the killer, she discovers a hidden, sinister political network. Soon it is chillingly clear: no corner of the city is safe, and her involvement will go deeper than she could ever have imagined.Show more
When a notorious millionaire banker hangs himself, his death attracts no sympathy. But the legacy of a lifetime of selfishness is widespread, and the carnage most acute among those he ought to be protecting: his family. Meanwhile, in a wealthy suburb of Glasgow, a young woman is found savagely murdered. The community is stunned by what appears to be a vicious, random attack. When Detective Inspector Alex Morrow, heavily pregnant with twins, is called in to investigate, she soon discovers that a tangled web of lies lurks behind the murder. It's a web that will spiral through Alex's own home, the local community, and ultimately right back to a swinging rope, hundreds of miles away. The End of the Wasp Season is an accomplished, compelling and multi-layered novel about family's power of damage-and redemption.Show more
Check out the latest activities in our KidsZone.