Read the opening extract of the brand new Dr. A. Warren Dockter book before its publication on 28/05/2015
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Dashiell Hammett was born 1894. Among the enduring characters he created is Sam Spade (The Maltese Falcon). Hammett "is now widely regarded as one of the finest mystery writers of all time. Read the Maltese Falcon
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This month's 'featured books'
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A Man Called Ove Fredrik Backman
59-year old Ove is quite possibly one of the grumpiest people you’ll meet but, he has been an upstanding pillar of the community for decades.…
Little Lies Liane Moriarty
Fabulously different and remarkably clever, this page-turner of an intimate yet scandalous tale keeps you guessing right up to the very end. Having…