Without A Doubt

By Forum Books

By Forum Books

To celebrate the paperback publication of 'Without a Trace', Mari Hannah has curated this list of her ‘Without a Doubt’ crime fiction faves. Without a doubt great recommendations!

The Law of Innocence: The Brand New Lincoln Lawyer Thriller

Michael Connelly

£20.00 £18.60

The latest in the Mickey Haller series, but I could have chosen any of Michael’s books. He’s created some of the most iconic characters and never fails to deliver. A master storyteller.

Broken Ground

Val McDermid

£8.99 £8.36

It’s difficult to pick one title from an author with such an impressive body of work. This Karen Pirie title is excellent, with storylines that are expertly woven together, switching from present day to 1944. Intriguing and with many false clues to keep you guessing.

Black 13

Adam Hamdy

£8.99 £8.36

The brilliant first title in the Scott Pearce series. A high-stakes espionage thriller with a formidable player who never gives up. This one has TV/film adaptation written all over it.

The Stone Circle: The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 11

Elly Griffiths

£8.99 £8.36

The Ruth Galloway series is excellent with an archaeological theme which delves into the past in more ways than one. Well realised characters and fabulously atmospheric. Exceptional plotting from one of the best and nicest writers around.

London Rules: Slough House Thriller 5

Mick Herron

£8.99 £8.36

Allow the dawn to show you around Slough House. Genius! One of the best openings I’ve read. This one is mid-series and I was so taken with his character Jackson Lamb I went back to read the rest. Mick is a wonderful writer with a wicked sense of humour.

Hell Bay: A Locked-Island Mystery: 1

Kate Rhodes

£8.99 £8.36

It’s a while since I read this atmospheric, locked-island mystery. Wonderfully written and with a complex protagonist. The clock ticks down to a fine finale.

The Never Game

Jeffery Deaver

£7.99 £7.43

The first in the Colter Shaw series. I adored this book. It grabbed me by the throat and tied me to a chair. Shaw is a wonderful creation with a unique backstory. I’ve never read a thriller where I actually wanted to BE the protagonist . . . until now.

The Good Daughter

Karin Slaughter

£8.99 £8.36

This is small-town America, a character-driven emotional drama which is both powerful and chilling. It should come with a warning as it’s bloody in places and therefore not for the faint-hearted. You may need to hide behind your hands.


William McIlvanney

£8.99 £8.36

Dubbed the Godfather of Scottish crime fiction, this wonderful author brings Glasgow and its characters to life. It would be hard to choose one element of his writing. He’s a one-off.

Someone Else's Skin (D.I. Marnie Rome 1): Winner of the Crime Novel of the Year

Sarah Hilary

£8.99 £8.36

In 2015, this book won Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award, a noteworthy achievement for any debut author. Reading this book will demonstrate why. I loved it.