Rebecca's Staff Picks

Rebecca Minnock, at Murder By The Book since 2018

I had to include my 2 all time favorites - Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird, and Louis de Bernière's Captain Corelli's Mandolin, both of which I have read so many times I have had to replace my original copies. Same goes for the Harry Potter series, which I am now re-reading with my daughter.

I honestly read a bit of everything, mystery is definitely my preferred genre. Reading Peter James and the Lee Child Reacher books is like catching up with an old friend for me.

I have read almost all of the Ben Elton books, and laughed out loud each time. The Nightingale was one that left me with the ultimate book hangover, I could not stop thinking about the characters and what happened to them after the book finished for ages after reading, the same goes for King's 11.22.63, I think they are both books I have told everyone to read at some stage.

Barclay and Morton, whilst totally different, both have me hooked by the end of the first chapter or 2, and I will never not pick up their newest releases!

Rebecca's 2019 Top "10"

Top book of the year: The Chain by Adrian McKinty

In no particular order...

Thirteen by Steve Cavannagh
Run Away by Harlan Coben
The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths
The Night Agent by Matthew Quirk
Judgment by Joseph Finder
City of Windows by Robert Pobi
Stone Cold Heart by Caz Frear
The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup
Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha
The Whisper Man by Alex North

Middle Grade Readers:
A Girl Called Justice by Elly Griffiths
The Book Wanderers by Anna James

The Chain Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316531269
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Published: Mulholland Books - July 9th, 2019

VICTIM.
SURVIVOR.
ABDUCTOR.
CRIMINAL.
YOU WILL BECOME EACH ONE.

"This nightmarish story is incredibly propulsive and original. You won't shake it for a long time."
STEPHEN KING


Thirteen: The Serial Killer Isn't on Trial. He's on the Jury. (Eddie Flynn #3) Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250297600
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Published: Flatiron Books - August 13th, 2019

Thirteen is the legal thriller Lee Child, Michael Connelly, and Ruth Ware are raving about and readers can’t put down.

“Outstanding - an intriguing premise, a tense, gripping build-up, and a spectacular climax. This guy is the real deal. Trust me.” —Lee Child


Run Away Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538748442
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 12th, 2019

A perfect family is shattered when their daughter goes missing in this "brilliantly executed" New York Times bestselling thriller from a "master storyteller" (Providence Sunday Journal).

You've lost your daughter.


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The Stranger Diaries Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781328577856
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - March 5th, 2019

International Bestseller

"This lively whodunit keeps you guessing until the end."
People

“Utterly bewitching…As unforgettable as it is original.”A.J.


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The Night Agent: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062889164
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Published: William Morrow - September 17th, 2019

“ONE OF THE BEST THRILLERS TO COME ALONG IN YEARS.”
   —MICHAEL CONNELLY

To save America from a catastrophic betrayal, an FBI agent must stop a Russian mole

in the White House...


Judgment: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781101985830
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Published: Dutton - July 30th, 2019

**The Instant NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller**

New York Times
 bestselling author Joseph Finder returns with an explosive new thriller
 about a female judge and the one personal misstep that could lead to her—and her family's—downfall.


City of Windows: A Novel (Lucas Page #1) Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250293947
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Published: Minotaur Books - August 6th, 2019

"City of Windows is moving, breathtaking—a great entertainment." —The Wall Street Journal

“A tough, wise, knowing narrative voice, a great plot, a great setting, and even better characters — I loved this.” —Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author


Stone Cold Heart: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062849885
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Published: Harper - July 2nd, 2019

From the beloved and internationally bestselling author of Sweet Little Lies comes the second novel featuring DC Cat Kinsella—an investigator “on par with Susie Steiner’s and Tana French’s female detectives” (Kirkus, starred review).

After a brief stint in the Mayor’s Office, Detective Constable Cat Kinsella is back


The Chestnut Man: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062895363
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Published: Harper - September 3rd, 2019

A Best Book of the Year: Kirkus, Library Journal, New York Times Book Review

A Book of the Month Club selection | An Indie Next Pick

FROM THE CREATOR OF THE HIT TELEVISION SHOW THE KILLING, THE MOST ANTICIPATED THRILLER OF THE SEASON—SOON TO BE A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES.


Your House Will Pay: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062868855
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Published: Ecco - October 15th, 2019

“[A] suspense-filled page-turner.” —Viet Thanh Nguyen, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for The Sympathizer

"A touching portrait of two families bound together by a split-second decision.” —Attica Locke, Edgar-Award winning author of Bluebird, Bluebird


The Whisper Man: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250317995
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Published: Celadon Books - August 20th, 2019

**THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**

"WORKS BEAUTIFULLY... If you like being terrified, The Whisper Man has your name on it."
The New York Times, Editor's Pick

"SUPERB"
Publisher's Weekly, Starred Review


Missing maids, suspicious teachers and a snow storm to die for... For a fearless girl called Justice Jones, super-smart super-sleuth, it's just the start of a spine-tingling first term at Highbury House Boarding School for the Daughters of Gentlefolk. For fans of Robin Stevens, Katherine Woodfine and Enid Blyton.

When Justice's mother dies, her father packs her off to Highbury House Boarding School for the Daughters of Gentlefolk. He's a barrister - specialising in murder trials - and he's just too busy to look after her alone. Having previously been home-schooled, the transition is a shock.

Can it really be the case that blondes rule the corridors? Are all uniforms such a charming shade of brown? And do schools normally hide dangerous secrets about the murder of a chamber maid? Justice takes it upon herself to uncover the truth. (Mainly about the murder, but perhaps she can figure out her new nemesis - the angelic Rose - at the same time.) But when a storm cuts the school off from the real world, the body count starts to rise and Justice realises she'll need help from her new friends if she's going to find the killer before it's too late ...

Recommended ages: 8 & up


Pages & Co.: The Bookwanderers Cover Image
By Anna James, Paola Escobar (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781984837127
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Published: Philomel Books - September 24th, 2019

A National Bestseller!

"An affectionate ode to books and book lovers." --Publishers Weekly