Morecambe Library top 10 plus win Linwood Barclay book

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Crime novels are amongst the most borrowed books in libraries. Here Morecambe Library selects its current top 10:

1 Cross And Burn – Val McDermid

With Tony Hill back in search of a serial killer, this eighth book in the series shows why Val McDermid is one of the top crime writers of our time.

2 Dust – Patricia Cornwell

Scarpetta is due for a rest after working on one of the worst mass killings in US history but is soon back at work after a body is discovered inside the gates of the MIT covered in a fine dust.

3 Saints of The Shadow Bible – Ian Rankin

Rebus is back, demoted and having one of his past cases being looked into for corruption.

4 Cockroaches – Jo Nesbo

In this early Harry Hole story he has been sent to Bangkok to investigate the death of the Norwegian Ambassador.

5 Revenge – Martina Cole

When Patrick Costello is taken out, his mentor Michael Flynn is the natural successor but will everything go smoothly when he takes over?

6 Never Go Back – Lee Child

With Jack Reacher accused of a 16-year-old murder and back in the army, will he be sorry he went back to his old unit?

7 Cross My Heart – James Patterson

Those close to Alex Cross are being hunted down and he can do nothing to help them. James Patterson shows once again why he is one of the top authors.

8 Wrongful Death – Lynda La Plante

The latest in the Anna Travis novels has her reviewing the murder of a London nightclub owner before heading to America for training.

9 A Tap On The Window – Linwood Barclay

When Cal Weaver gives one of his son’s classmates a lift home, what can go wrong? A fast-paced thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

10 Watch Your Back – Karen Rose

Detective Stevie Mazzetti was getting over the loss of husband and son when eight years later it turned out her partner may not have been all he seemed.

All of these books are available at your local Lancashire library, or visit or
lancashire/ to reserve your copy now.

*We’ve got a signed copy of Linwood Barclay’s A Tap On The Window to be won. To be in with a chance of winning, answer the following question:

What is the name of the character who picks up one of his son’s classmates in A Tap on The Window?

Send your answer to Linwood Barclay Competition, c/o Debbie Butler, The Visitor Office, Victoria Street, Morecambe, Lancashire LA4 4AG or online to

Please don’t forget to include a phone number or email address. Closing date is Wednesday December 18.