Best Selling Books by Dreda Say Mitchell

Dreda Say Mitchell is the author of Spare Room (2019), Say Her Name (2022), Vendetta (2014), Marple: Twelve New Mysteries (2022), Killer Tune (2008) and other 11 books.

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Spare Room

release date: Jan 14, 2019
Spare Room
A dark and gripping domestic noir thriller from bestselling author, Dreda Say Mitchell,

Say Her Name

release date: Apr 01, 2022
Say Her Name
In this chilling thriller from the bestselling authors of Spare Room, one woman just wants the truth about who she really is. But she''s not the only one looking... It''s twenty years since Eva, a biracial woman, was adopted as an eight-year-old, and Cherry and Carlton ''Sugar'' McNeil have always been the only parents she''s wanted or needed. But when she''s dealt the double blow of Cherry''s death and her own suspension from work, Eva decides it''s time to discover who she was before she was theirs. Against Sugar''s advice, Eva joins a DNA database, desperate for a match that will unlock her identity. And when a positive hit comes, she''s excited to learn there are relations out there who might hold the key. But the closer Eva gets to uncovering her past, the more it appears someone is trying to stop her finally finding the truth... As she continues to dig, Eva is drawn into a dark and merciless underside to society, where black women disappear without a word. Names erased from history, no search parties, no desperate pleas for their return. Once, someone tried to save Eva from all this. Someone wanted a better life for her. But now that she''s torn down the facade of her life, has she come too far to be spared again?

Vendetta

release date: Nov 06, 2014
Vendetta
FROM THE BESTSELLING AND CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED AUTHOR OF SPARE ROOM, GANGLAND GIRLS TRLIOGY and the FLESH AND BLOOD SERIES Dreda Say Mitchell was awarded an MBE in Her Majesty The Queen''s 2020 New Year''s Honours List ''Dreda Say Mitchell has been flying the flag for crime writing for years'' BERNARDINE EVARISTO, author of Girl, Woman, Other, winner of the Booker Prize 2019 ''Breathless from the first word and thrilling to the last'' Lee Child Two murders. Two different crime scenes. One killer? Mac wakes in a smashed-up hotel room with no recollection of what has happened. With his lover''s corpse in the bathroom and the evidence suggesting that he killed her, Mac is on a mission to uncover the truth and find the real killer. But he''s in a race against time with less than a day to unravel the mystery. Still reeling from a personal tragedy Mac isn''t afraid of pain. Hot on his heels is tenacious Detective Inspector Rio Wray. Double-crossed and in the line of fire, Mac has to swim through a sea of lies to get to the truth. But only Mac knows he''s been living a double life. Can he be sure he doesn''t have the blood of a dead woman on his hands? Praise for Dreda Say Mitchell: ''Fast-paced, gritty and relentlessly violent expedition into the shadowy world of an undercover operative'' Irish Independent ''Awesome tale from a talented writer'' Sun ''Fast-paced and full of twists and turns.'' Crime Scene Magazine ''Thrilling'' Sunday Express Books of the Year ********* GET THE NEXT BOOK IN THE SERIES, DEATH TRAP, NOW!

Marple: Twelve New Mysteries

release date: Sep 13, 2022
Marple: Twelve New Mysteries
“Miss Jane Marple, writer Agatha Christie’s prim, proper and ever-popular spinster sleuth, lives on.” — Washington Post “Marple is the best loved [detective]. Also the most influential. . . . It is Miss Marple who introduced the revolutionary notion that people are essentially the same wherever one goes.” — Los Angeles Times Agatha Christie’s legendary sleuth, Jane Marple, returns to solve twelve baffling cases in this brand-new collection, penned by a host of acclaimed authors skilled in the fine art of mystery and murder One doesn''t stop at one murder... Jane Marple is an elderly lady from St Mary Mead who possesses an uncanny knack for solving even the most perplexing puzzles. Now, for the first time in 45 years, Agatha Christie’s beloved character returns to the page for a globe-trotting tour of crime and detection. Join Marple as she travels through her sleepy English village and around the world. In St Mary Mead, a Christmas dinner is interrupted by unexpected guests; the Broadway stage in New York City is set for a dangerous improvisation; bad omens surround an untimely death aboard a cruise ship to Hong Kong; and a bestselling writer on holiday in Italy is caught in a nefarious plot. These and other crimes committed in the name of love, jealousy, blackmail, and revenge are ones that only the indomitable Jane Marple can solve. Bringing a fresh twist to the hallmarks of a classic Agatha Christie mystery, these twelve esteemed writers have captured the sharp wit, unique voice, and droll ingenuity of the deceptively demure detective. A triumphant celebration of Christie’s legacy and essential reading for crime lovers, Marple is a timely reminder why Jane Marple remains one of the most famous detectives of all time.

Killer Tune

release date: Jan 01, 2008
Killer Tune
Atmosphere-drenched second novel set against the world of rap and East London, by the author of the CWA Creasey award winner RUNNING HOT.

Hit Girls

release date: Jan 01, 2011
Hit Girls
"Ten-year-old twin sisters are murdered outside their school. But they are not just anyone''s kids--they are gangster Stanley Lewis''s daughters. When a rival gangster is arrested Stanley vows to take revenge. But his dad, feared villain Kenny Lewis, think there''s more going on. So he contact the one group of people who he trusts to help him find the truth...the Hit Girls. Four women with shady pasts who take the cases people don''t take to the cops. They enter a world of easy violence where everyone, including the Lewis family, is hiding secrets."--P. [4] of cover.

Believe Me

release date: Apr 25, 2023
Believe Me
In this gripping thriller from the bestselling authors of Spare Room and Say Her Name, one woman''s mysterious death has led to a lifetime of pain. Can her daughter find out why? While working on a property dispute, lawyer Gabby is shocked to discover a name more familiar than her own on the title deeds: her mother''s. But her mother died twenty-five years ago from an undiagnosed illness at forty, leaving Gabby with more questions about the mysterious Ocean Haven than she can find answers for. Desperate to uncover the truth of her mother''s connection to this house, Gabby begins to investigate, creating tension in her fractured and distant family. So when she begins to uncover the dark and disturbing history of Ocean Haven, is there anyone at all she can turn to? With her own fortieth birthday fast approaching, Gabby senses the onset of the same unexplained pains her mother experienced all those years ago. Is she being paranoid, or is she about to die in the same way? Or is Ocean Haven hiding a secret about her mother''s past--and Gabby''s future--that she hasn''t yet dared imagine?

Trap Door

release date: Feb 11, 2020
Trap Door
"Rachel, a young woman in serious debt, needs to find a job fast before she''s made homeless. She gets a lucky break when she is offered a great position in a successful company. Then she discovers that the building was once a Victorian sweatshop with a tragic history. Is this why Rachel feels something increasingly sinister? Soon her new job becomes a living nightmare. Rachel desperately wants out, but she has no other way of escaping her debts. She''s trapped. Then she makes a shocking discovery. Haunted by the death of others and as the present and past begin to close in, Rachel needs to find answers before she finds herself in grave danger... What is really going on in her workplace? And can she ever escape her inner demons? " -- Amazon.

Death Trap

release date: Oct 08, 2015
Death Trap
Teenager Nikki Bell is the only witness to the brutal murder of two members of her family and their cleaner. She''s lucky to be alive. But the murder isn''t a one-off. It''s part of a bigger, more violent attack planned on affluent families in the area - and now Nikki, as the only living witness, is a dangerous threat to the well-orchestrated scheme. As the net draws tighter around the killers, DI Rio Wray must do whatever it takes to keep Nikki alive. But when you''re dealing with criminals, there''s no line they won''t cross... In a kill-or-be-killed-world, who will be first to pull the trigger?

Running Hot

release date: Jan 01, 2004
Running Hot
Elijah `Schoolboy'' Campbell is taking a great offer to leave Hackney behind and start a new life, But he has just seven days to get out of a London underworld where bling, Ringtones, and petty deaths are accessories of life. Schoolboy knows that when

Blood Sister

release date: Jul 26, 2016
Blood Sister
The first in a trilogy following one family over forty years on an East London estate, BLOOD SISTER is non-stop drama, perfect for fans of Kimberley Chambers and Mandasue Heller. There are two ways out of Essex Lane Estate, better known as The Devil. You make good, or you turn bad. Jen Miller is determined not to make the same mistakes her mother did. She''s waiting to find herself a good job and a decent man. Her younger sister Tiff is running errands for a gangster and looking for any opportunity for fun and profit. But she might just be in over her head... The choices you make and the plans you have don''t always turn out like you expect. Especially if you live on The Devil''s Estate. When their paths cross with the unstoppable Dee - a woman with her own agenda - Jen and Tiff will learn that lesson the hard way. At least they can rely on each other. Can''t they?

Blood Daughter

release date: Aug 24, 2017
Blood Daughter
Life hasn''t been easy for the Miller family. Finally, mum Babs has had one bit of luck. She plans to share the profits with her daughters. She thought they''d be pleased ... But money always causes trouble, especially when it''s desperately needed. Jen wants to make a better life for her kids. Tiff owes a lot of bad men a lot of money. And Dee is worried that her husband is getting back into the criminal life. As the sisters fall out, a gold bullion heist brings more opportunities, and many more dangers. None of them are giving up without a fight ...

Gangster Girl

release date: Jan 01, 2010
Gangster Girl
Lawyer Daisy Sullivan, the daughter of a slain mobster, gets pulled back into London''s underworld after her mother, now connected to a new crime family, returns asking for information about her deceased mentor.

Blood Mother

release date: Feb 23, 2017
Blood Mother
Book 2 in a trilogy following one family over forty years on an East London estate, BLOOD MOTHER goes back to the 70s to tell the next story in the Flesh and Blood series, perfect for fans of Kimberley Chambers and Mandasue Heller. Babs had all the world ahead of her, until she got pregnant and the father did a runner. Salvation comes in the form of a man who''ll look after her. Or so she thinks. Stan Miller is really the devil in disguise... and over the next twenty years, Babs will have reason to regret she ever met him. Starting in the 70s, BLOOD MOTHER is the second thrilling installment in the Flesh and Blood series, capturing a London that was very different from today but where some things still hold true: be careful what you wish for, and watch out for who you trust...
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