Crime books set in United Kingdom (10)


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1.

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens EN

Rating: 4 (3 votes)
Description:
A gripping portrayal of London's dark criminal underbelly, published in Penguin Classics with an introduction by Philip Horne. The story of Oliver Twist - orphaned, and set upon by evil and adversity from his first breath - shocked readers when it was published. After running away from the workhouse and pompous beadle Mr Bumble, Oliver finds himself lured into a den of thieves peopled by vivid and memorable characters - the Artful Dodger, vicious burglar Bill Sikes, his dog Bull's Eye, and prostitute Nancy, all watched over by cunning master-thief Fagin. Combining elements of Gothic Romance, t... continue

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A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Description:
In a future where criminals rule the night, Alex, a vicious fifteen-year-old droog, is "redeemed" by the state.

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Manalive by G. K. Chesterton EN

Rating: 4 (3 votes)
Description:
Light-hearted work introduces Innocent Smith, a bubbly, eccentric gentleman of questionable character, into the lives of a group of young disillusioned people -- and the result is inspired, high-spirited nonsense.

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A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Description:
The first of the Sherlock Holmes' adventures, this book introduces the great sleuth and explains how Dr. Watson and Holmes come to share rooms together and solve mysteries together.

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The Big Four by Agatha Christie EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Description:
A ruthless international cartel seeks world domination... Framed in the doorway of Poirot's bedroom stood an uninvited guest, coated from head to foot in dust. The man's gaunt face stared for a moment, then he swayed and fell. Who was he? Was he suffering from shock or just exhaustion? Above all, what was the significance of the figure 4, scribbled over and over again on a sheet of paper? Poirot finds himself plunged into a world of international intrigue, risking his life to uncover the truth about 'Number Four'.

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Murder by Matchlight by E. C. R. Lorac EN

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"Originally published in 1945 by Collins. "Permanent Policeman" was first published in MacKill's Mystery Magazine, March 1953"--Title page verso.

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And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie EN

Rating: 4 (6 votes)
Description:
And Then There Were None is the signature novel of Agatha Christie, the most popular work of the world's bestselling novelist. It is a masterpiece of mystery and suspense that has been a fixture in popular literature since it was originally published in 1939. First there were ten-a curious assortment of strangers summoned to a private island off the coast of Devon. Their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to any of them, is nowhere to be found. The ten guests have precious little in common except that each has a deadly secret buried deep in their own past. And, unknown to them, each has be... continue

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Doors Open by Ian Rankin EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Description:
Mike Mackenzie is a self-made man with too much time on his hands and a bit of the devil in his soul. He is looking for something to liven up the days and settles on a plot to rip-off one of the most high-profile targets in the capital - the National Gallery of Scotland. So, together with two close friends from the art world, he devises a plan to lift some of the most valuable artwork around. But of course, the real trick is to rob the place for all its worth whilst persuading the world that no crime was ever committed...

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The Mysterious Affair at Styles : A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Warbler Classics) by Agatha Christie EN

Rating: 5 (4 votes)
Description:
One morning at Styles Court, a country manor, the elderly owner is found dead of strychnine poisoning. Arthur Hastings, who is staying there, asks for help from Hercule Poirot, an eccentric Belgian inspector. Thus one of the most famous characters in detective fiction makes his debut. Contains the original illustrations and a detailed biography.

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Penance by Eliza Clark EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Description:
On a beach in a run-down seaside town on the Yorkshire coastline, sixteen-year-old Joan Wilson is set on fire by three other schoolgirls. Nearly a decade after the horrifying murder, journalist Alec Z. Carelli has written the definitive account of the crime, drawn from hours of interviews with witnesses and family members, painstaking historical research, and most notably, correspondence with the killers themselves. The result is a riveting snapshot of lives rocked by tragedy, and a town left in turmoil. But how much of the story is true? Compulsively readable, provocative, and distur... continue