Morecambe Library’s top 10 crime books

Lee Child's New Jack Reacher novel, Personal
Lee Child's New Jack Reacher novel, Personal

Morecambe Library looks at top crime books racing up the charts in this week’s top 10.

1 Personal – Lee Child

Jack’s back! The army wants to find Jack Reacher to track down the man who took a long-range shot at the French President.

2 Bones Never Lie – Kathy Reichs

For a decade, Temperance Brennan has been haunted by the one that got away, a monster that killed young women.

3 The Secret Place – Tana French

Detective Moran teams up with outsider Detective Conway to solve a murder in an all girls’ school.

4 Thin Air – Air Cleeves

When a group of friends gather to celebrate a wedding, no one expected it to be the last time they would see Eleanor alive.

5 The Monogram Murders – Sophie Hannah

While enjoying a supper in a London coffee house a young woman approaches Poirot claiming she is about to be murdered. 6 Festive In Death – 
J D Robb

Trey Ziegler is found dead with a note pinned to him, ‘Santa Says You’ve Been Bad!!! Ho,Ho, Ho’.

7 Burn – James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge

Michael Bennett is called in when a charred body is found in a condemned building.

8 The Skeleton Road –Val McDermid

When a skeleton is found at the top of a crumbling gothic building in Edingburgh Detective Chief Inspector Pirie is called in to identify the bones.

9 The Doll Maker – Richard Montanari

Detectives Byrne and Balzano are called in when young women are murdered.

10 Watching Over You – Mel Sherratt

When Charley Belington sells the family home to start her life again she is befriended by her new landlady, Ella. But Ella is fighting dark demons.

*All of these books are available at your local Lancashire library, or visit or to reserve a copy.