Mystery Books

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    A cop races against time to prevent his own death in this heart-pounding thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling aut

  • Out of the Blackout

    With the Nazis bombing London on a nightly basis, many families sent their children to the comparative safety of the countryside.

  • Eye of the Needle

    One enemy spy knows the secret if the Allies' greatest deception, a brilliant aristocrat and ruthless assassin--code name: "The Ne

  • The Unwanted: A Novel

    Cassie Winslow is sixteen.  She has just lost her mother in a terrible accident.  Now, lonely and frightened, she has come to

  • Bad Business (Spenser)

    One of the great series in the history of the American detective story gets even better when Spenser is hired by a jilted bride to

  • The Alpine Uproar: An Emma Lord Mystery

    Picturesque Alpine is no longer the brawling logging town of yesteryear. So when a drunken fight at the Icicle Creek Tavern leaves

  • Random Walk

    "Every now and then someone comes up to me at a speech or signing and says one of two things. 'I've liked all your books,' I'll be

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Mystery Movies

  • Triangle

    When Jess sets sail on her friend Greg's (Michael Dorman, "The Secret Life Of Us") yacht with a group of friends, she cannot shake

  • Adaptation (Superbit Collection)

    Director Spike Jonze delivers a stunningly original comedy that seamlessly blends fictional characters and situations with the liv

  • Flight Plan
  • Sphere (Special Edition)

    When a spaceship is found 1000 feet below the Pacific Ocean it is carbon dated to be over 400 years old. A crack team of scientist

  • Solaris

    Superstar George Clooney turns in a stellar performance in this "brilliant sci-fi movie" (New York Daily News) from Academy Award

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Mystery Authors

Book reviews - Five Roundabouts To Heaven

Five Roundabouts To Heaven


Author: John Bingham
Philip Bartels, an old friend of Peter Harding's, calls him out of the blue for advice about his marriage, a call that unwittingly sets them both out on a fateful journey, for the shy and respectable Philip - Barty to his friends - has met and fallen in love with the tempestuous Lorna but finds himself unable to leave his dull but loving wife. Peter offers some advice but after he too has met the passionate Lorna he also finds himself in love and begins to manipulate events in order to satisfy his own desires, finally with devastating and fateful results.
FIVE ROUNDABOUTS is acknowledged as one of thriller writer John Bingham's masterpieces, and in his specially written foreword JOHN LE CARRE explains the value and the importance of Bingham's writing and why this particular book - an enormously exciting story of crime and passion - should be recognised as one of the last centuries great psychological thrillers.

US publication: 1953
Detective: n/a
Genre: n/a