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  1. The Amber Fury by Natalie Haynes
  2. If I Knew You Were Going to be This Beautiful, I Never Would Have Let You Go by Judy Chicurel
  3. The Memory Book by Rowan Coleman
  4. We are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
  5. The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman by Denis Theriault
  6. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  7. Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey
  8. How to be Both by Ali Smith
  9. Someone Else's Skin by Sarah Hilary
  10. The Queen's Man by Rory Clements

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Debuts of the Month This month's 'featured books'
Debuts of the Month
The Axeman's Jazz
Ray Celestin
Winner of the Specsavers CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger - Best First Novel 2014. New Orleans, 1919. As music fills the city, a serial killer strikes ...New Orleans, 1919. As a dark serial killer - The Axeman - stalks the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/05/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Swimmer
Joakim Zander
Written in several voices and dual-time, this is one of those thrillers that you really need to keep your wits about you to sort out who is who and what is what and then it connects … wow. We meet...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Enchanted
Rene Denfeld
One of our Books of the Year 2014. Once you start, you will find it difficult to put down this compelling and totally captivating novel, so set aside some quality time and take a step into the unknown. The story is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/03/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed If I Knew You Were Going to be This Beautiful, I Never Would Have Let You Go
Judy Chicurel
One of our Books of the Year 2014. 1972 and the teenagers of Long Island spend their time drinking, smoking and taking drugs. The girls all experiment with sex, get pregnant, have abortions or adoptions, such is life. The boys are...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2014
 
 

Maxim Jakubowski's Selection This month's 'featured books'
Maxim Jakubowski's Selection
The Betrayers
David Bezmozgis
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A fascinating departure for Bezmozgis who had quickly established itself as a superior chronicler of Jewish immigration to North America and now turns his talents to an ambiguous...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
 
 

Brainquake
Samuel Fuller
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. The legendary macho American film director of THE NAKED KISS, PICK UP ON SOUTH STREET and many other brutalist thrillers and war movies also enjoyed a career as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2014
 
 

World of Trouble The Last Policeman Book III
Ben H. Winters
Maxim Jakubowski's November 2014 Book of the Month. The final volume in THE LAST POLICEMAN trilogy reaches a melancholy and moving end. A subtle combination of police thriller and science fiction, this trilogy...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/07/2014
 
 

Confidentially Yours
Charles Williams
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. By a long arm, the reprint of the month. Charles Williams was, alongside Jim Thompson and David Goodis, one of the savage poets of the noir heyday (DISCLAIMER:...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
 
 

Books for Christmas This month's 'featured books'
Books for Christmas
Hopeful - An Autobiography
Omid Djalili
September 2014 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. Omid Djalili was born in the UK to Iranian parents and he has therefore a unique view of the 2 countries and their cultures. Besides being...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
 
 

The Last Post Music, Remembrance and the Great War
Alwyn W. Turner
From that first traumatic remembrance service at 11am on 11th November 1919, the last post continues to be played to end the two minute silence, most famously at The Cenotaph. Alwyn Turner considers the history of the bugle, the music...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2014
 
 

A Gift from Bob
James Bowen
From the day James rescued a street cat abandoned in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, they began a friendship which has transformed both their lives and, through the bestselling books A Street Cat Named Bob and The...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
 
 

Plumdog
Emma Chichester Clark
Hello. My name is Plum and I'm a whoosell - that's whippet mixed with Jack Russell and poodle. I especially like swimming, leaping, catching, and croissants, and my favourite fragrance is fox poo. I live with Emma, an illustrator, and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed Books This month's 'featured books'
Reader Reviewed Books
Reader Reviewed Our Vinnie The True Story of Yorkshire's Notorious Criminal Family
Julie Shaw
December 2014 Book of the Month. A truly fascinating tale, sad, moving and at times repugnant, but so utterly compelling. You feel as though you...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Enchanted
Rene Denfeld
One of our Books of the Year 2014. Once you start, you will find it difficult to put down this compelling and totally captivating novel, so set aside some quality time and take a step into the unknown. The story is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/03/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed Orkney Twilight
Clare Carson
December 2014 eBook of the Month. Our narrator is Sam, an eighteen-year old girl just accepted at Oxford, who goes with her father and a fellow school chum, Tom, to the Orkneys to...
Format: - Released: 01/12/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Queen's Man
Rory Clements
December 2014 Book of the Month. It is 1582 and John Shakespeare, brother of William, spy for Walsingham, is sent with his loyal servant Boltfoot on a mission to his home town, Stratford-on-Avon,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/11/2014
 
 

Books of the Month This month's 'featured books'
Books of the Month
The Bane Chronicles
Cassandra Clare
December 2014 New Gen Book of the Month. Here are ten short stories covering roughly two hundred years in the life of Magnus Bane, sitting alongside is an extra exclusive bonus tale which...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/11/2014
 
 

The Fatal Tree A Bright Empires Novel
Stephen Lawhead
December 2014 Book of the Month. A book to totally abandon and lose yourself in, well written with a fascinating blend of historical and fantastical, this is a fitting end to ‘The Bright...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/11/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed Our Vinnie The True Story of Yorkshire's Notorious Criminal Family
Julie Shaw
December 2014 Book of the Month. A truly fascinating tale, sad, moving and at times repugnant, but so utterly compelling. You feel as though you...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Blood of Olympus
Rick Riordan
December 2014 Book of the Month. One of our Books of the Year 2014 Another awesome epic from Rick Riordan who has created a vibrant...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2014
 
 

Books of the Year 2014 This month's 'featured books'
Books of the Year 2014
Reader Reviewed Someone Else's Skin
Sarah Hilary
One of our Books of the Year 2014. A powerful new detective series joins the ranks of great reads. This stars sparky DI Marnie Rome and her sidekick, quieter DS Noah Jake, a splendid duo. Their case is dreadful and the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
 
 

Reader Reviewed We Were Liars
E. Lockhart
One of our Books of the Year 2014 A gripping story with a brilliantly shocking ending. Rich, beautiful, privileged – the Sinclair clan seem to have it all. For Cadence and her cousins that means long hot summers on their...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/05/2014
 
 

The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Richard Flanagan
One of our Books of the Year 2014. Winner of The Man Booker Prize 2014. This is the story of an Australian surgeon, Dorrigo Evans, a POW in a Japanese camp during World War II, working on the Thai-Burma railway. It moves...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
 
 

How to be Both
Ali Smith
One of our Books of the Year 2014. Winner of the Goldsmiths Prize 2014. Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2014. Shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2014. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014 this is an unusual and highly inventive novel. It...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
 
 


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