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Welcome to the Booktopia Crime & Thriller Buzz - our up-to-the-minute showcase of the latest releases and trends in mysteries, thrillers and true crime.

This month brings us a brand new book by J.D. Robb, continuing her bestselling crime series with Connections in Death.

We also have a bunch of exciting new thriller debuts like Call Me Evie by J.P Pomare and The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides.

Read on for more of the best new Crime and Thriller books...

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Book of the Month

Connections in Death - In Death Series: Book 48

by J.D. Robb

RRP: $29.99

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When recovering drug addict Lyle Pickering is found dead of an overdose, it looks like a tragic accident. But his sister Rochelle knows better, and so does Lieutenant Eve Dallas. Lyle was murdered, and the evidence points directly to his old street gang.

As Eve and husband Roarke track the killer through the city's dive bars, drug dens and strip joints, another body is discovered. With connections growing between the living and the dead, and the body count on the rise, Eve knows she needs to close this case fast, before the killer's lust for power turns the city's streets into a bloodbath.

'Eve Dallas - tough as nails and still sexy as hell' – Stephen King

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Best of 2018

The Lost Man

by Jane Harper

RRP: $32.99

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Three brothers, one death, a fenceline stretching to the horizon.

For readers who loved The Dry and Force of Nature, Jane Harper has once again created a powerful story of suspense, set against a dazzling landscape.

Blog: Sarah McDuling reviews The Lost Man by Jane Harper
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New From Candice Fox

Gone by Midnight - Crimson Lake Series: Book 3

by Candice Fox

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Ex-cop Ted Conkaffey is slowly rebuilding his life in Crimson Lake, and getting to know his three-year-old daughter, Lillian. But when he and his PI partner Amanda take on the case of a boy who seems to have literally disappeared into thin air, his job once again threatens everything...

Crimson Lake is where bad people come to disappear – and where eight-year-old boys vanish into thin air...

Read Booktopian Sarah McDuling's Book Review

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Catch Up on the Latest Jack Reacher

Past Tense

by Lee Child

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The EVENT publication of the year, the most hotly anticipated thriller of 2018, follows our hero Jack Reacher on a quest into his father's past, and climaxes in the most stomach-clenching, hair-raising, blood-curling, ticking-time-bomb of an adventure yet.

Jack Reacher plans to follow the autumn sun on an epic road trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn’t get far. On a country road deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been - the town where his father was born. He thinks, what’s one extra day? He takes the detour.

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The Return of Ian Rankin's John Rebus

In a House of Lies

by Ian Rankin

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The gripping new novel from the Sunday Times number 1 bestselling author, the masterful Ian Rankin

John Rebus might be retired, but he's far from finished. In this brand new mystery from the peerless Ian Rankin, the ex-DI returns alongside series stalwart Detective Siobhan Clarke in a case that will dredge up the secrets of the past and disrupt an even murkier present.

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Harry Bosch is Back!

Dark Sacred Night

by Michael Connelly

RRP: $32.99

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Detectives Ballard and Bosch join forces in a blockbuster crime thriller from the #1 bestseller.

Detective Renee Ballard is working the graveyard shift again, and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours only to find that an older man has snuck in and is rifling through old file cabinets.

The intruder is none other than legendary LAPD detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin. Ballard kicks him out, but eventually Bosch persuades her to help and she relents.

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Screen Adaptation Coming Soon

The Woman in the Window

by A.J. Finn

RRP: $16.99

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'Astounding. Thrilling. Amazing' – Gillian Flynn

It's been ten long months since Anna Fox last left her home. Ten months during which she has haunted the rooms of her old New York house like a ghost, lost in her memories, too terrified to step outside. What did she see?

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New From Peter May

Black Snake

by Leo Kennedy

RRP: $35.00

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Brussels, 1979. Jaded Edinburgh journalist Neil Bannerman arrives in the capital of European politics intent on digging up dirt. Yet it is danger he discovers, when two British men are found murdered.


One victim is a journalist, the other a Cabinet Minister: the double-assassination witnessed by the former's autistic daughter. This girl recalls every detail about her father's killer - except for one. The Man With No Face.

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New From The Award-Winning Author Of Wimmera

The Rip

by Mark Brandi

RRP: $29.99

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'It's funny how quick it happens and without you really noticing. Anton said once that it's like walking out into the sea, and you think everything's fine and the water's warm, but when you turn back you're suddenly miles from shore. I've never been much of a swimmer, but I get what he means. Like, being caught in a current or something. A rip.'

A young woman, living on the street has to keep her wits about her. Or her friends. But when the drugs kick in that can be hard.

Anton has been looking out for her. She was safe with him. But then Steve came along.

He had something over Anton. Must have. But he had a flat they could crash in. And gear in his pocket. And she can't stop thinking about it. A good hit makes everything all right...

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