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Books of the Month

Reader Reviewed Exposure
Helen Dunmore
February 2016 Book of the Month. A wonderfully tense and arresting Cold War relationship tale, stuffed full to the brim with suspense....
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/01/2016
     

Other Featured Books this Month

Three in A Bed The Shady World of the Tabloids. Sex. Spies. Entrapment.
Andrew Croker
February 2016 Debut of the Month and eBook of the Month. ‘Three In A Bed’ is a fast moving, immensely enjoyable and riveting tale...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/02/2016
     
Real Tigers
Mick Herron
Maxim Jakubowski's February 2016 Book of the Month. The latest instalment in the eventful days and sleepless nights of the denizens of Slough House is another sheer delight. Following on from '
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/02/2016
     
The Rose of Tibet
Lionel Davidson, Anthony Horowitz
Maxim Jakubowski February 2016 Highly Recommended. Following the reissue of 'Kolymsky Heights' comes a most welcome new edition of one of Davidson's most...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/03/2016
     
The Madagaskar Plan
Guy Saville
Drawing on the Nazis' original plans for the Jews, Guy Saville has meticulously imagined a world-that-nearly-was to tell an epic tale of love, revenge and survival. 1953 and there has been no holocaust, rather all Jews have been exiled to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/01/2016
     
Paradise Sky
Joe R. Lansdale
East Texas pulpster Lansdale never writes a dull book and his new novel proves no exception. This latest wild tale veers sharply towards the western, albeit in a highly picaresque fashion, narrating the tale of Nat Love, a buffalo soldier,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/01/2016
     
Reader Reviewed Palace of Treason
Jason Matthews
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Although written by an ex-CIA agent with all the right background and knowledge at his fingertips, this sequel to the electric Red Sparrow reads like pure...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/01/2016
     
The Absolution of Otto Finkel
John R. McKay
An expressive and poignant tale, of six children who meet while on holiday in France in 1928, then as adults face the Second World War from very different perspectives. The prologue sets the tale firmly in motion, one man is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2015
     
Canary
Duane Swierczynski
Sarie, a young 19-years old Philadelphia bright college student is busted for possession of illegal pills kept in the jacket of a handsome friend she's in thrall of and forced to become an informer by narcotics cop Wildey. Unwilling to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/01/2016
     
The Night Manager
John le Carre
In a chilling tale of corrupt intelligence agencies, billion-dollar price tags and the truth of the brutal arms trade, John le Carre creates a claustrophobic world in which no one can be trusted. This is a special edition of le...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/02/2016
     
House of the Rising Sun
James Lee Burke
From its opening scene in revolutionary Mexico to the Battle of the Marne in 1918, and on to the bordellos and saloons of San Antonio during the reign of the Hole in the Wall Gang, House of the Rising Sun...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/01/2016
     
Reader Reviewed The 3rd Woman
Jonathan Freedland
A discerning, penetrating novel with a difference; there is the double edged substantial plot of a murder investigation, sitting alongside a political thriller. Originally writing under the pseudonym of Sam Bourne, the author Jonathan Freedland is an award-winning journalist....
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/02/2016
     

Last Month's Featured Books


No Mortal Thing
Gerald Seymour
January 2016 eBook of the Month....
 
 

Zero World
Jason M. Hough
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Peter Caswell is a killer without a conscience as after every mission his mind is wiped and...
 
 

The Convert's Song
Sebastian Rotella
A thriller with an Argentinian and a Lebanese forming a childhood friendship that carries through to their adult life. The problem is that one becomes a security guard, the other...
 
 

The Great Zoo of China
Matthew Reilly
Modern-day China not only wants to dominate the financial markets but the leisure world too. They want something bigger and better than Disneyworld and so the Great Zoo is born....
 
 

Kingmaker: Broken Faith
Toby Clements
October, 1463 England is a divided nation. Bent on revenge for a past outrage, Thomas and Catherine journey to the mighty castle of Bamburgh to join a weakening king as...
 
 

The Lazarus Gate (The Lazarus Gate #1)
Mark A. Latham
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Victorian-set adventures with a strong twist of steampunk. Captain John Hartdwick returns from captivity in Burma as...
 
 

Reader Reviewed The Furies of Rome
Robert Fabbri
Vespasian's ascent to power continues in the seventh gripping instalment of Robert Fabbri's bestselling series: Vespasian is sent to Britannia to halt a growing crisis that goes to the very...
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books


The Stealers
Charles Hall
A full on, action packed, easy reading novel about 46 year old (retired SAS) Jack Crane’s run in with a gang of car stealing crooks. This is the third Jack...
 
 
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