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Thrillers & Crime Novels set in UK

Dick Francis
Twice Shy
2004 (First published: 1981)
A computerized horse-betting system falls into the hands of the young physicist Jonathan Derry. But unless he returns this nearly perfect handicapping system to the rightful owners, the odds of Jonathan's survival are slim to none, as a cunning scheme of revenge unfolds.
304 Pages
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Michael Robotham
When You Are Mine
2023 (First published: 2023)
Philomena McCarthy is an ambitious police officer with the elite Metropolitan Police in London, responding to a domestic violence call. Tempe Brown is a bloodied young woman and the mistress of a decorated and intimidating London detective, Darren Goodall. Philomena and Tempe strike up a tentative friendship, determined to protect each other from Goodall, but something isn’t quite right about the stories Tempe tells and the secrets she keeps. 
384 Pages
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Jessamine Chan
The School for Good Mothers
2022 (First published: 2022)
Frida Liu is struggling. She doesn’t have a career worthy of her Chinese immigrant parents’ sacrifices. She can’t persuade her husband, Gust, to give up his wellness-obsessed younger mistress. Only with Harriet, their cherubic daughter, does Frida finally attain the perfection expected of her. Harriet may be all she has, but she is just enough. Until Frida has a very bad day.
336 Pages
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Christianna Brand
Heads You Lose
Inspector Cockrill Mysteries - Book 1
2021 (First published: 1941)
As war rages in Europe, the citizens of London flee to the country. At Pigeonsford, a group of guests plays cards, drinks tea, and acts polite — but Grace Morland is painfully in love with Stephen Pendock, the squire of Pigeonsford. Pendock, however, is smitten with young beauty Francesca Hart. One afternoon, Fran debuts a new hat, and Grace’s jealousy exclaims: “I wouldn’t be seen dead in a ditch in a thing like that!”. She will soon be proven wrong.
190 Pages
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Christianna Brand
Green for Danger
Inspector Cockrill Mysteries - Book 2
2023 (First published: 1944)
When postman Higgins returns to Heron's Park hospital with injuries from a bombing raid in 1943, his inexplicable death by asphyxiation in the operating theatre casts four nurses and three doctors under suspicion. A second death in quick succession invites investigation by Inspector Cockrill. As an air raid detains the inspector for the night, the stage is set for a tense and claustrophobic investigation with a close-knit cast of suspects.
284 Pages
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