Crime, Thrillers & Mystery Mystery Books

Greed: An Amber Monroe Crime Thriller Book 1

Washburn County Deputy Amber Monroe is following in the footsteps of her sister, Jade. She devours everything she can during her detective training in hopes of being promoted soon.

Living in small-town USA has its advantages, like a sense of security, and disadvantages, like being close to Milwaukee and its crime. Washburn County has become the dumping ground of murder victims, courtesy of its neighboring county to the south.

When two men are discovered on the outskirts of North Bend, each with a bullet to the head, Amber's team, led by Lieutenant Jack Steele, hits the highway in search of a killer.

Assisted by the Milwaukee PD, they go deep into Brew City's underbelly, which reveals far more than anyone ever expected. Crimes involving murder and counterfeiting keep the team running in every direction, but it's Amber's attraction to a new man in North Bend that puts her front and center on the killer's short list.

She doesn't get far before the entire case turns upside down.

Note: All Amber Monroe books are standalone stories but since characters carry over, they are best read in chronological order.

Series One - Amber Monroe Crime Thriller Series

#1 Greed

#2 Avenged

#3 Vendetta

#4 Atrocity

#5 Travesty

The Amber Monroe Crime Thriller Series follows on the heels of the conclusion of Malice, Book 5 in the Agent Jade Monroe FBI Thriller Series.

Editorial Review:

"Fans of C. M. Sutter's Jade Monroe crime thrillers will be pleased to learn that Jade's younger sister, Amber Monroe, is about to make detective and kicking off her own law enforcement career in small-town North Bend, Wisconsin. Amber is determined to succeed in law enforcement and eager to prove her investigative chops--along with another deputy who happens to have psychic abilities--and she gets the chance when two dead bodies are dumped in North Bend. There's also the intrigue of a possible counterfeiting ring turning up in town, making this fast-paced tale a terrific kickoff to the new series." Angela M., Editor, Red Adept Editing

Start at the beginning of the Monroe Sisters' saga with Maniacal. Find all of the books leading up to the Amber Monroe Crime Thriller Series below.

Series One - Detective Jade Monroe Crime Thriller Series

#1 Maniacal

#2 Captive

#3 Fallacy

#4 Premonition

#5 Exposed

Note: The Jade Monroe FBI Thriller books follow on the heels of the conclusion of Exposed, Book 5 in the Detective Jade Monroe Crime Thriller Series.



Series Two - Agent Jade Monroe FBI Thriller Series

#1 Snapped

#2 Justified

#3 Donors

#4 Leverage

#5 Malice

The First Cases: The Roberts and Bradley PI Crime Thriller Collection Mega Boxed Set

Could you risk it all to protect the innocent? Would you put your life on the line for justice?

These two detectives do - every single time...

Meet Private Investigators Eva Roberts and Dan Bradley as they risk it all in six thrilling cases...



Over one and half thousand pages of thrilling mystery and action with twists, turns and shocks across six pulsating books. Join the action as PIs Roberts and Bradley take on all comers, outwitting cunning enemies and unpicking devilish mysteries in an epic fight to survive...

Dangerous cases pit them against ruthless gangsters, murderers, thieves and villains of all stripes. And the trouble doesn't stop there. Eva and Dan are lovers stuck in a turbulent affair. But Dan is also head-over-heels for himself and Eva has a not-so-secret crush on the bottle...

If you enjoy page-turning mysteries and thrillers with snappy dialogue, flawed heroes, and a hint of romance then you are in for a real treat.

This giant set comprises six roller-coaster mystery-thrillers:

1. Out With A Bang

2. One Mile Deep

3. Long Time Dying (ends with a stunning cliffhanger)

4. Luck and Judgment

5. Rite to Silence

6. The Final Trick.

Discover why fans love these stories - Join the Roberts and Bradley adventure today.

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The First Cases, The Roberts and Bradley PI Crime Thriller Collection Mega Boxed Set is categorised as: Private investigator crime thrillers, private investigator novel series, private detective novel series, pulp thriller series, British crime mystery, British crime thriller, private detective novel series, noir crime thriller

Stealing Power: A gripping crime thriller full of suspense (Detectives Kane and Colt Crime Thriller Series Book 1)

Stealing women's power is easy ... restoring it is deadly.

Detective Chief Inspector AJ Colt lives his life in the limelight. The charismatic star of New Scotland Yard is public relations gold. Everyone loves him. Well, almost everyone. For three years a vicious serial rapist has been taunting and tormenting him, sending him recordings of every sickening crime he commits. But with no DNA from the devastated victims the trail is stone cold dead, until a familiar landmark leads Colt back to his hometown - the last place on earth he wants to be.

It's also the last place on earth Detective India Kane wants him. The obsessively private local keeps her head down, works hard, and doesn't bother anybody. She likes life that way. When people bother her, things have a tendency to get messy. She's just landed a career changing case - a brutal drug-facilitated rape investigation - and doesn't take kindly to the arrogant newcomer parachuted in to snatch it from her.

The hunt is on.

But Colt and Kane's twisted prey is just warming up. As he escalates, so does his power. And he won't stop until he's stolen it all ... even if it means bringing his own brand of terror directly to those who hunt him.

When their lives collide - it won't just be the victims' worlds that are torn apart.

Stealing Power is the first in a series of gripping psychological crime thrillers featuring British Detectives India Kane and AJ Colt. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Bryndza, Caroline Mitchell, Carol Wyer and Patricia Gibney.

The Ice Maiden: FREE crime thriller mystery set in the sixties (PREQUEL Detective Inspector Jack Gilbert)



FREE crime thriller mystery!BEST SELLER in Crime Fiction BEST FREE READS.

At night he prowls the streets targeting young women walking home alone. He is addicted to a perverted pleasure. The first victim is found naked lying in a ditch. Why had her body been kept in a deep freeze for so long? Two other girls disappear, discovered many weeks later, murdered and frozen in blocks of ice. Set in Cambridgeshire this is the swinging sixties. Detective Inspector Jack Gilbert is a hard nosed traditional copper with old fashioned principles tasked with hunting down this perverted ice killer. Can he crack the case before another girl is killed and frozen in time?

Grab your FREE copy today and discover the answer. THE ICE MAIDEN is an exciting prequel to the first book in the best selling DI Jack Gilbert crime thriller series.

HERE'S WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

"Gripping storyline that keeps you guessing to the end."

"Excellent book, gripping story about girls who immediately trust a man when they're in need of a Samaritan; how they meet their demise and how the detective hunts the man down. The book was so gripping I downloaded the follow on book by this author."

And there's more! Read ICE MAIDEN and at the end of this prequel you have the opportunity of downloading THE CHOCOLATE KILLER - for FREE! It's the first book in the thrilling best selling Detective Inspector Jack Gilbert Series.

Love is a many splendored thing - except when it becomes depraved. Jack and his new team are seeking a serial killer who leaves his victims with the same perverted calling card. Whichever lead they follow it becomes a dead end. How do they find him? You always hurt the one you love and the killer is on the prowl looking for someone special; the love of his life. Until he finds her again, women are being killed to satisfy his sweet insatiable perversion. Jack Gilbert and his team hunt him down. How many women does he have to kill before he finds the one? Download your FREE copy, but be warned - chocolate will never taste the same again!

Only the Strongest Survive

The novel opens with a hair-tingling scene, as two men kidnap Emely Donnovan, one of the wealthiest women in America, and bury her alive. What is behind this horrific crime?

Raised in a strict religious institution, Emely never knew her parents. Fearing a life of poverty, she starts up a small business that deals mainly with buying and selling stocks. Thanks to her extreme dedication and knowledge, the company grows over time into a major conglomerate. In her desire for ever greater financial security, this beautiful, ambitious CEO has accumulated a number of enemies.

But now she finds herself locked in the basement of a remote house in the middle of a forest, watched over by one of her captors who makes her buy and sell stocks for him so he can get rich. Her challenge to survive becomes even more complicated when Emely's captor falls in love with her. ...

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Another intriguing opening marks Ian Fox's style, which is to grab the reader's attention from the first paragraph of description: "Emely Donnovan, the CEO of Donnovan Corporation, slipped out of her black Porsche Carrera GT sports car and hurried to the entrance of the office building. "Here are the keys, Mr. Kruger," she said to the porter. "The usual space, please."

The day proves anything but usual for fast-paced CEO Emely, one of the wealthiest women in America, when she is kidnapped and buried alive; and the story that evolves will delight mystery and thriller readers who would initially predict quite a different outcome from the initial events.

As Emely and her kidnapper evolve some unusual bonds, a strange dilemma comes to unfold: what happens when terrorism and a plot for financial gain changes to unexpected romance which is experienced on both sides?

There has been much written about emotional connections between victims and captors that evolve as a response to a struggle for survival on the victim's part - but none hold the depth and dilemma of ONLY THE STRONGEST SURVIVE, where the captor himself is drawn to his victim. At first the two are separated by their different objectives: hers to survive, his to reap financial gain: "When she lay on the bed or sat at the desk, she replayed the memory of what had happened to her. She thought about it so much that it gave her a headache. When she wasn't thinking she was crying, and when she wasn't crying, she was asleep.

John was not thinking of her. His thoughts revolved around the money that would soon be in his account. Every morning he rang his bank to check the balance. He knew that a transfer from abroad took at least three days, but still hoped that things would perhaps happen sooner."

Add to the budding romance other protagonists who have different interests in the changing situation plus swiftly changing motives and treachery and you have a story that follows no predictable path ... and herein lies its delight.

Ian Fox's writings will prove compelling to readers who seek complexity and difference in plots. ONLY THE STRONGEST SURVIVE is especially recommended for readers who, in the past, have read many thrillers with too few real surprises. Those who seek the thrill of the unexpected will

find Ian Fox's works satisfying on many levels: filled with the depth, detail and turns that you just don't find in too many novels nowadays.

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The Final Trick: Final Trick Private Investigator Crime Thriller Series Book 1

"A great book!"

"A must read ***** 5 star all the way"

Private Investigators Eva Roberts and Dan Bradley are hired to track down young single mother Willow Jackson. But when a body is found on the outskirts of town, all seems lost. The body is naked, riddled with drugs and shows strange signs of water damage. But Willow Jackson's body is discovered miles inland and had never taken drugs in her life. The girl's mother is determined to discover what happened... and so a missing persons case becomes a murder hunt.

When another young woman goes missing, she must fight to get free before her time runs out. The hunt to save her is joined by a mysterious rival - a man who will not stop until he has revenge.

Who will find the killer before they strike again? DI Hogarth and the police? The PIs? Or the mysterious hunter?

Welcome to Metropolis-on-sea. A town burning through the ambition of its leaders, a place infected by a wicked lust, preying on the weakness of those it has seduced.

Welcome to The Final Trick...

Full of dramatic tension, with snappy dialogue, mystery, twists, thrilling action, humour and a hint of romance, this full-length novel should satisfy fans of all great mysteries and crime thrillers. If you love Lee Child, Robert Crais, Harlan Coben, Ian Rankin, and the Long Time Dying series then you will love The Final Trick.

Eva Roberts & Dan Bradley - London Calling Private Investigator Crime Thriller Series

THE FINAL TRICK - Book 1

TASTE OF DEATH - Book 2

THE DANGER ROOM- Book 3

BOOK FOUR COMING SOON!

Categorised as:

Private investigator crime thriller series

Private investigator mystery novel series

Private investigator novel series

Private detective novel series

Pulp thriller

Men's action and adventure

British crime thrillers

The Book Of Ill Deeds: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Witches Of Castle Falls 1)

Ginger Blackstone needed a change in her life. Getting a call from her home town's Sheriff, then hearing him say, "We've arrested your grandmother for murder," wasn't it.

Three bodies later and Ginger finds herself, and the hot new small-town doctor, up to their broomsticks in trouble. Ginger sets out to find the real killer before her missing sister's name shows up on a list in The Book of Ill Deeds.

Gone With The Ghost (Murder By Design Book 1)

Bailey Burke has had a rough six months--it's not easy thinking your romantic overtures toward your best friend caused him to kill himself. Except that's exactly what happened. Ryan is very much dead, having shot himself with his own police-issued gun. Guilt and grief shouldn't cause hallucinations though, but six months after Ryan went into the ground, Bailey is freaking out and swearing his ghost is standing in her kitchen. Which he is...



Ryan claims he didn't commit suicide, but was murdered, and he needs Bailey to help him find his killer so he can earn his ticket out of purgatory. Ryan's counting on a stairway to heaven, as opposed to wings, since that might be a little unmanly for a cop, even a dead one.



An expert in home design, with her own staging business, Bailey can tell you where to place a couch to improve flow and comfort, but solving a crime? Not her area of expertise. But with help from Ryan's former partner, Marner, she is unraveling the mystery of what happened to Ryan that day... and unwittingly putting herself in grave danger.

Murder By Design Series

Book 1- Gone With The Ghost

Book 2- Silence of The Ghost

Book 3- Once Upon a Ghost

Bestselling author Erin McCarthy offers her signature humor in this fun series about an uptight fashion-conscious home stager who finds herself stiletto-deep in murder...

The Note

A thrilling novella introducing Eddie Collins, CSI

Have you ever had that feeling of being watched but when you turn around no ones there?

I have.

It was raining, and I was working a murder scene around midnight when that prickle ran up my spine. If I'd listened to that feeling, if I'd thought back to my past, maybe I could have prevented the terror that was to come.

Back at the office, I found a death threat on my desk.

I had no idea who sent it or why they wanted to kill me.

But I was about to find out.

I'm Eddie Collins, a CSI, and this is my story.



Andrew Barrett is the best-selling author of The End of Lies. This novella serves as a thrilling introduction to his Eddie Collins Series. It will appeal to fans of authors like Ian Rankin, Robert Bryndza and Kathy Reichs.

CLEAN KILL (A Trask Brothers Murder Mystery)

Spring is in the air in Minnesota and someone has decided it's time to do some serious spring cleaning. Bodies are turning up in Minneapolis and on the north shore of Lake Superior with a similar characteristic, they are very clean. Now it's up to Special Agent Don Trask of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and his twin brother Dave, sheriff of Lake County, to figure out if they have a serial killer on their hands - and how to stop him before he kills again.

"CLEAN KILL IS A MURDER MYSTERY IN THE FASHION OF JOHN SANFORD WITH AN ENDING THAT WILL SURPRISE!"

The Forgotten Girls (Book #1 in The Suburban Murder Series)

In an elite suburb of New York City, girls are dying. That doesn't happen in Greenvale, with its immaculate lawns, exclusive yacht clubs and multi-million dollar mansions. But behind its perfect facade, its trimmed hedges and luxury cars, a darkness lies. Girls, dependent on Adderall, outmaneuver each other to get into top colleges, while the mothers' need to live vicariously only makes it worse.

Bella DeFranco is one of the Bronx's top SVU detectives. At only 37, she disarms everyone with her stunning good looks, yet she is as tough as most men--and a lot smarter, too. Yet when is summoned to Greenvale, she finds herself getting lost in a case that even she can't comprehend. She stumbles into a land of secrets, a place where husbands hide their pasts from their wives, where friends are not what they seem, and where no one wants to know too much. As she digs deeper into layers of suburban dysfunction, she comes to learn that, behind all the fake smiles, there is a subtle violence--rivaling even her crime-ridden streets of the Bronx.

With a killer on the loose, time running out, and a new partner who never recovered from his washed-up alcoholic days, the odds are stacked against Bella. She is determined, though, to save these girls, whatever the cost. Yet as she gets close, the depth of psychosis she discovers shocks even her....

THE LOST GIRLS (BOOK #2 IN THE SUBURBAN MURDER SERIES) is now available!

Tell Him He's Dead

From the Number One Bestselling Crime Author, a brilliant new SHORT STORY featuring murder detective Max Wolfe who is haunted by a nightmare of his own making ...

As detective Max Wolfe recovers from the injuries sustained in The Murder Bag, a figure from his past comes back into his life: his childhood sweetheart, now stalked and threatened by her violent ex-partner.

As Max attempts to protect her, he is haunted by a nightmare of his own: the reappearance of the terrorist he killed with his car at the start of The Murder Bag.

Are they visions brought on by the medication Max is taking? Or is he going mad?

Or do some people just have to be killed twice?

Praise for the DC Max Wolfe series

'Tense and human, fast and authentic' Lee Child

'A relentless plot, evocative prose and compelling characters conspire to make this a must read' Jeffery Deaver

'Great plotting, great characters and at least two eye-widening twists I didn't see coming' Sophie Hannah

'I've long been a fan of Tony Parsons' writing. This is brilliant stuff!' Peter James

His First His Second (An Alicia Friend Investigation)

Meet Detective Sergeant Alicia Friend. She's nice. Too nice to be a copper if she's honest. She is also one of the most respected criminal analysts in the country, and finds herself assigned to DI Murphy's team in a cold northern city, investigating the kidnap-murders of two young women, both of similar appearance. But Richard-the father of latest girl to be taken-believes the police are not moving quickly enough. He launches a parallel investigation, utilising skills learned a long time ago, in a dark past that is about to catch up with him. As his secret actions hinder the police, Alicia remains in contact with Richard, and even starts to fall for him, forcing her into choices that will impact the rest of her life.

Wrong Place: Volume 1 (DI Sally Parker Thriller)

DI Sally Parker has a serial killer on her patch. One thing that sets this killer apart from the others she's hunted before: his willingness to leave DNA at each of the crime scenes. It's up to Sally and her partner DS Jack Blackman to find out why before the body count rises to double figures. While Sally is engrossed in the investigation, her ex-husband, Darryl, pays a surprise visit to her new home. His actions not only threaten Sally's new-found confidence, but they also force the DCI to give Sally an ultimatum concerning the case. Can Sally overcome all the obstacles fate has placed in her path and arrest the brazen killer?

Cleaver Square

The bleakest winter on record and a gruesome discovery bring DCI David Morton to the Hackney Marshes in search of a clue, any clue, as to the identity of a dead child found near the Old River Lea. Meanwhile, closer to home, Morton's long suffering wife Sarah comes to the conclusion that her man has been doing more than work during his late nights at the office. As he closes in on the mystery of the boy's identity his life begins to crumble and a terrible wrong is done to someone he loves. With all of London watching, Morton's impeccable ethics will be tested to their limit as he is forced to choose between doing what is right and what is legal. Cleaver Square is a stand-alone Police Procedural featuring DCI David Morton.

Buried: Volume 1 (Twisted Cedar Mysteries)

Justice is overdue in the coastal town of Twisted Cedars where two unsolved mysteries lay buried in the past. Over thirty years ago a series of murders targeting Oregon librarians was never solved. Now someone with inside knowledge is feeding clues to true crime writer Dougal Lachlan, promising him the best story of his career. Pursuing the leads means returning to Twisted Cedars, where his sister Jamie is about to marry a man he deeply dislikes. Local Twisted Cedars librarian Charlotte Hammond prefers her mysteries-and her romances-between the covers of a good book, especially since the disappearance of her older sister, Daisy, eight years ago. But then the dark and tortured soul who is Dougal Lachlan walks into the Twisted Cedars Library asking for her help. Before long Charlotte realizes there is no safe zone. Not even in libraries...and especially not in Twisted Cedars. "One of my favorite elements of Carmichael's books is her gripping portrayal of family dynamics." Kathy Altman, USA Today "Carmichael's dialogue sparkles..." Romantic Times Reviews "When I tally up the books I've read at the end of the year this book will stick out on the keeper shelf..." Debbie K. Gilbert, Amazon, on The Fourth Child "C.J. Carmichael's The Dad Next Door is remarkably well written. Her characters have depth...and her depiction of their emotions is spot-on..." Romantic Times "Really good book with great characters....I didn't want to put it down-" Ladyacct, Goodreads, on The Fourth Child

Once Gone (a Riley Paige Mystery--Book #1)

Women are turning up dead in the rural outskirts of Virginia, killed in grotesque ways, and when the FBI is called in, they are stumped. A serial killer is out there, his frequency increasing, and they know there is only one agent good enough to crack this case: Special Agent Riley Paige. Riley is on paid leave herself, recovering from her encounter with her last serial killer, and, fragile as she is, the FBI is reluctant to tap her brilliant mind. Yet Riley, needing to battle her own demons, comes on board, and her hunt leads her through the disturbing subculture of doll collectors, into the homes of broken families, and into the darkest canals of the killer's mind. As Riley peels back the layers, she realizes she is up against a killer more twisted than she could have imagined. In a frantic race against time, she finds herself pushed to her limit, her job on the line, her own family in danger, and her fragile psyche collapsing. Yet once Riley Paige takes on a case, she will not quit. It obsesses her, leading her to the darkest corners of her own mind, blurring the lines between hunter and hunted. After a series of unexpected twists, her instincts lead her to a shocking climax that even Riley could not have imagined. A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, ONCE GONE marks the debut of a riveting new series-and a beloved new character-that will leave you turning pages late into the night. Book #2 in the Riley Paige series will be available soon.

Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes: A Rose Gardner Mystery

The first in the "New York Times" and "USA Today" bestselling series. For Rose Gardner, working at the DMV is bad even before she has a vision of herself dead. She s had plenty of visions, but this one is different. She s never seen herself before. When her overbearing momma winds up murdered instead of Rose, there s only one thing that s certain: Rose is the prime suspect. With prison looming, Rose realizes she s wasted her life and makes a list on the back of a Wal-Mart receipt: twenty-eight things she wants to accomplish before everything falls apart. From drinking a glass of wine to doing more with a man, Rose is well on her way to committing a good number of the seven deadly sins, with the help of her hot and mysterious neighbor Joe. Joe is new to town, and it doesn t take a vision for Rose to realize he s got plenty of dangerous secrets of his own. When her house is broken into and someone else she knows is murdered, Rose realizes that dying in the county jail may not be her biggest worry after all in Denise Grover Swank s sparkling and romantic mystery series debut, "Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes.""

Dead Wrong: Volume 1 (Blackmoore Sisters Cozy Mystery Series)

There's more than one secret in the old Blackmoore house. Some have been buried for a long time and some are sitting closer to the surface. Morgan and Fiona Blackmoore enjoy their simple life in the sleepy ocean-side town of Noquitt Maine where they offer herbal remedies and crystal healing for locals and tourists alike. ...Until Morgan is accused of killing the town shrew, Prudence Littlefield. Suddenly the girls find themselves scrambling to find the real killer while they battle a crooked Sheriff, planted evidence, and a long list of suspects that all had a reason to want Prudence dead. Handsome Jake Cooper is new to the Noquitt Maine police force, which is exactly why Fiona Blackmoore doesn't trust him. But with time running out and the evidence against her sister piling up, Fiona has to make a choice - will she trust Jake with her sisters case ... and her own heart? Add in an old mansion on the cliffs of Maine, an attic full of mysterious treasures, and a cat that has the uncanny ability to show up at exactly the right time and Fiona has her hands full proving the Sheriff's accusations about her sister being a murderer are Dead Wrong.

Time Lost

Alive

For fans of Val McDermid, Elly Griffiths and Peter May, prepare to delve into the dark world of the Craftsman with Alive, the ghostly short story thriller by Sunday Times best seller Sharon Bolton.



A dark moon is rising. A perfect black circle, barely visible in the night sky, the dark moon casts its void over the wind-scorched moor, over the soaring mass of a great limestone hill, and over the town that cowers in its shadow. The dark moon is the absence of moon before the slender silver crescent of the new moon appears again and people can breathe a little easier. The month is March, and the night is clear and cold, black as pitch. The full moon in March is known as the Worm Moon, welcome despite its ominous name, marking as it does the end of winter and the emergence of earthworms from the thawing ground. Dark moons have never been named, although they are sometimes called the dead moons. The dark moons reign over nights when people stoke up their fires, draw their curtains tighter and try to think happy thoughts.



In the town of Sabden at the foot of Pendle Hill in Lancashire, they usually fail. In Sabden's soot-blackened terraced houses, the sleepers' dreams darken when the moon leaves the sky. Infants wake up cold, mothers tremble with elusive fears for their children and old folks slip a little closer to death. Only the Craftsman welcomes the dark moon. Alone in the town, he is awake and ready to start work.



Alive is a nail-biting, heart-racing, exhilarating thriller that will have you up all night and includes an extract of Sharon's upcoming novel The Craftsman. Alive is the perfect appetiser to whet your appetite for Sharon's crime-fiction listens - a gripping tale that will leave you terrified to turn the lights off!



Read by Nathalie Buscombe.