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eBooks of the Month

The Butchers of Berlin by Chris Petit
The Butchers of Berlin
Chris Petit
May 2016 eBook of the Month. 'Conjuring a wartime Berlin where atrocities get lost against a ground of escalating Holocaust and crumbling rationales, Chris...
Swimming with Sharks by Anna Legat
Swimming with Sharks
Anna Legat
May 2016 eBook of the Month. This is the first in a new series, and introduces DS Gillian Marsh as she focusses on a...
This Must be the Place by Maggie O'Farrell
This Must be the Place
Maggie O'Farrell
May 2016 eBook of the Month. Award-winning novelist Maggie O’Farrell returns with her latest breath-taking novel. This Must Be The Place is a story...

Other Featured eBooks this Month

The Madam by Jaime Raven
The Madam
Jaime Raven
May 2016 Debut of the Month. A fierce and provocative read, where a young woman released from prison is hellbent on revenge. 27...
Keep Me Posted by Lisa Beazley
Keep Me Posted
Lisa Beazley
May 2016 Debut of the Month. An entertaining, perceptive and sharply witty debut, this is a novel that will have you cringing one minute...
The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley
The Loney
Andrew Michael Hurley
May 2016 Debut of the Month. Winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2015. Perhaps it's the sheets of rain which fall continuously on...
Tenacity by J. S. Law
Tenacity
J. S. Law
May 2016 Debut of the Month. A fascinating and captivating start to the new ‘Lieutenant Danielle Lewis series’ by a debut author who introduces...
The Travelers by Chris Pavone
The Travelers
Chris Pavone
Maxim Jakubowski May 2016 Highly Recommended. When a spoiled travel journalist succumbs to sexual temptation on an assignment on a trip to Argentina, his...
The Seeker by S. G. MacLean
The Seeker
S. G. MacLean
A complicated, thrilling tale with many threads all leading to a Royalist plot to assassinate Oliver Cromwell. Our hero, Damien Seeker, is the leader of a group of soldiers fiercely loyal to Cromwell and detailed to hunt Royalists. He is...
The Woman Who Walked into the Sea by Mark Douglas-Home
The Woman Who Walked into the Sea
Mark Douglas-Home
Another intriguing and fascinating mystery from the author of ‘The Sea Detective Series’. Oceanographer Cal McGill finds himself in a small Scottish costal town attempting to solve a 26 year old mystery. Violet was abandoned as a baby, the...
The Sea Detective by Mark Douglas-Home
The Sea Detective
Mark Douglas-Home
This is a compelling and just fabulous start to ‘The Sea Detective’ series. Cal McGill, something of a loner, determined, yet caring, runs Flotsam and Jetsam Investigations in Scotland. As an oceanographer and environmentalist, he finds himself hounded by the...
The Marble Collector by Cecelia Ahern
The Marble Collector
Cecelia Ahern
Absolutely delightful! Cecelia Ahern always writes with stirring compassion and a delicious secretive quirk, so I was really looking forward to starting this, her twelfth novel. ‘The Marble Collector’ lived up to my expectations as a really touching, quite, quite...
Chronicles of the Secret Service by Alexander Wilson
Chronicles of the Secret Service
Alexander Wilson
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Already the ninth (and final) volume in a series of fascinating vintage reissues from the 1930s, featuring the exploits of Sir Leonard Wallace and his hardy British...
The Accidental Agent by Andrew Rosenheim
The Accidental Agent
Andrew Rosenheim
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. The third novel to feature FBI agent Jimmy Nessheim, of German origin who has been manipulated to infiltrate Nazi spy rings in the USA during WW2. Having...
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
The Sympathizer
Viet Thanh Nguyen
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Following the fall of Saigon to the communists and the end of the Vietnam war, a Vietcong spy manages to smuggle his way to America and reflects...
Nemesis by Alex Lamb
Nemesis
Alex Lamb
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. British scientist Lamb's debut last year with 'Roboteer' was a striking one (and a book I was sad to have initially missed and not been unable to...
Moskva by Jack Grimwood
Moskva
Jack Grimwood
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Another new writer who is already well-known to us, this time acclaimed SF author Jon Courtenay Grimwood reinventing himself as a thriller storyteller in definite overdrive. Set...
According to Yes by Dawn French
According to Yes
Dawn French
21st century family life - love, death, grief, childhood, motherhood, parenthood - delivered head on by none other than comic genius Dawn French. Rosie, after a sad occurrence in Cornwall, takes herself off to New York to work as a...
Warriors of the Storm by Bernard Cornwell
Warriors of the Storm
Bernard Cornwell
The ninth novel in ‘The Last Kingdom Series' is as completely compelling and absolutely wonderful as the first. Bernard Cornwell is a master weaver of stories, the threads join seamlessly together to create an epic tale of history in...
Golden Lion by Wilbur Smith, Giles Kristian
Golden Lion
Wilbur Smith, Giles Kristian
A full on rollicking adventure set on the high seas and coast of east Africa during 1670. If you’ve read all of the sequences in the Courtney series then you are in for a treat as Giles Kristian has joined...
Star of Africa by Scott Mariani
Star of Africa
Scott Mariani
Quite simply, the most ferocious and brutal book in the ‘Ben Hope’ series yet, and it’s a page turning stunner of a read. ‘Star of Africa’ is the first part of a new two book sequence, and I rubbed my...
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
The Girl on the Train
Paula Hawkins
In the footsteps of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl and S.J. Watson's Before I Go to Sleep, the unreliable narrator domestic drama of untruths is the new 'hot' genre. The author was best known under another name for chick...
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Me Before You
Jojo Moyes
A gifted, high achiever walks out of his flat one morning and gets hit by a taxi. We pick up on him a few years later when he is finding it impossible to accept and adapt to his paraplegic life....
Regeneration by Stephanie Saulter
Regeneration
Stephanie Saulter
Highly Recommended. Stephanie Saulter’s Revolution series (previously Gemsigns, Binary and now this novel) has generated much excitement within the genre...
Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones
Mongrels
Stephen Graham Jones
Highly Recommended. Mongrels is a gripping and unsettling novel and a fresh and contemporary take on the Werewolf myth that is rooted...
Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
Hex
Thomas Olde Heuvelt
Highly Recommended. This is a cunning and genuinely creepy horror novel. That it is a debut makes its imagination and control all...
Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom
Not If I See You First
Eric Lindstrom
An incredibly uplifting, thought provoking and sharply beautiful debut. Once I started reading I couldn’t stop and when I turned the last page I could quite easily have turned back to the beginning and started all over again. The first...
The Butterfly Summer by Harriet Evans
The Butterfly Summer
Harriet Evans
A gorgeous, loveable read, this hovers on the edge of the feel of a fairytale, of being almost dreamlike, yet at the same time it is startlingly believable and real. Nina Parr is 25, divorced, living at home and working...
The Swimming Pool by Louise Candlish
The Swimming Pool
Louise Candlish
Tense and full of intrigue, this is a novel that sinks into the depths of obsession and discovers a very dangerous game afoot. The newly opened, glamorous lido calls to Natalie and in one summer her life changes beyond all...
The Disappearance by Annabel Kantaria
The Disappearance
Annabel Kantaria
‘The Disappearance’ is a wonderfully tense and readable family tale, capable of delivering sharp shocks as you sink into the story. 70 year old Audrey vanishes during a cruise after telling her two children that they are set to receive...
Anatomy of a Soldier by Harry Parker
Anatomy of a Soldier
Harry Parker
A stunning concept where 41 inanimate objects relate the story of a soldier, Captain Tom Barnes. From training, through Afghanistan and a land mine that leaves him an amputee to his rehabilitation, mending and eventual accepting of prosthetic limbs. Powerful,...
The Slaughter Man by Tony Parsons
The Slaughter Man
Tony Parsons
Intelligently observed, full of horrific murders and more, this, the second in the ‘DC Max Wolfe’ series is a distinctive and stimulating read. Simple punchy sentences don't flinch from the cruel and gruesome side of life, in fact the uncomplicated...
Chasing the Stars by Malorie Blackman
Chasing the Stars
Malorie Blackman
An innovative, ambitious page-turner in which the inimitable Malorie Blackman has entwined two of her great passions - Shakespeare's Othello and science fiction - to create a thrilling outer-space-set epic that tingles with romance, danger, distrust and jealousy. Olivia (Vee)...
Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
Kitchens of the Great Midwest
J. Ryan Stradal
The life of Eva Thorvald from conception through to fame in her late twenties. This is an extraordinary book, laced with food and recipes, it gives us sections of her life through the stories of those involved with her, beginning...
The Parrots by Alexandra Shulman
The Parrots
Alexandra Shulman
A clever, bittersweet glimpse at a tangled family life and the destructive nature of fleeting moments, desires and encounters. The entitled, affluent setting is almost immaterial, it’s the hidden emotions at play that really matter here. Alexandra Shulman astutely introduces...
Palace of Treason by Jason Matthews
Palace of Treason
Jason Matthews
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 pulp or James Bond on adrenaline, ever courting the bounds of reality in...
Not Enough Time by Henrietta Knight
Not Enough Time
Henrietta Knight
The story of a life well lived, a great love and a beautiful horse. Henrietta Knight's memoir of a life with horses also encompasses her enduring love for husband, Terry Biddlecombe and Best Mate, the great horse they trained together....
The Murder Road by Stephen Booth
The Murder Road
Stephen Booth
So many of Britain's regions have proven the background to outstanding crime series and the Peak District is no exception, with Stephen Booth as its prominent voice, with every successive title wedding his indomitable cops Detective Inspector Ben Cooper and...
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
The Language of Flowers
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
One of our Debuts of the Year 2011. The Language of Flowers is a heartbreaking and redemptive novel about the meaning of flowers, the meaning of family and the meaning of love. We think it is one of the Debuts...
Crashing Heaven by Al Robertson
Crashing Heaven
Al Robertson
A spectacular British SF debut that brings William Gibson’s cyberpunk genre to new heights and another dimension. It’s the first in a two-part series, with RAISING HELL coming later this year. Jack Forster is an involuntary space mercenary who’s survived...
I Saw a Man by Owen Sheers
I Saw a Man
Owen Sheers
Subtle, powerful writing fills the pages in this commanding and thought-provoking novel. Cleverly taking you in unexpected directions, yet encouraging reflection in every day issues, the author explores loss, death and guilt with a skilful hand. After the captivating first...
Left of the Bang by Claire Lowdon
Left of the Bang
Claire Lowdon
Clare Lowdon’s novel is a sharp, sometimes funny but always bracingly honest look at the lives of contemporary young Londoners who below the surface are having a lot less fun than it seems. Tamsin, a failed concert pianist, has an...
Eden Gardens by Louise Brown
Eden Gardens
Louise Brown
A vividly striking and entirely captivating debut novel set in Calcutta, covering both the Second World War and Indian Independence during the 1940’s. Beautiful adventurous Maisy and loyal, knowing ayah Pushpa tell their own tales, which are inextricably linked to...
When She Was Bad by Tammy Cohen
When She Was Bad
Tammy Cohen
A happy relaxed team in a recruitment office have a rude awakening when a new head of department is employed to improved their profitability. She certainly shakes them up, setting one against another, playing ruthless games and manipulating them mercilessly....
Candlemas by Shirley McKay
Candlemas
Shirley McKay
On Candlemas eve an apprentice candle maker finds his master, John Blair dead in his workshop, and the evidence points to the surgeon Sam Sturrock. Enlisted by Sturrock's desperate apprentice, Hew Cullen, together with his friend and physician Giles Locke,...
Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
Wolf by Wolf
Ryan Graudin
Over ten years since the Nazis won the war, 17-year-old Yael has one mission: to kill Hitler. But first she's got to get close enough to him to do it. Wolf by Wolf is a captivating YA alternative history thriller,...
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
The Unexpected Everything
Morgan Matson
A story of friendship, finding yourself and the joy that happens while you're busy making other plans, from the author of Since You've Been Gone.
The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood
The Square Root of Summer
Harriet Reuter Hapgood
My heart is a kaleidoscope, and when we kiss it makes my world unravel ...Last summer, Gottie's life fell apart. Her beloved grandfather Grey died and Jason, the boy to whom she lost her heart wouldn't even hold her hand...
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
The Rest of Us Just Live Here
Patrick Ness
Award-winning writer Patrick Ness's bold and irreverent novel powerfully reminds us that there are many different types of remarkable.
Whisper to Me by Nick Lake
Whisper to Me
Nick Lake
Told in flashbacks, as a letter from heartbreaker to heartbroken, this powerful, unforgettable novel is intense, explosive and utterly gripping. From Carnegie shortlisted, Printz winning Nick Lake.
Letters of Not by Dale Shaw
Letters of Not
Dale Shaw
The correspondence collected here may have come from Dale Shaw’s imagination but there is a rightness to some of the inclusions (Dr Heimlich’s Other Manoeuvre or A letter from the table next to the Algonquin Round Table) that makes you...
Love You Dead by Peter James
Love You Dead
Peter James
Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is feeling the pressure from his superiors, his previous case is still giving him sleepless nights, there have been major developments with his missing wife Sandy, and an old adversary is back. But worse than all...
The Periodic Table of Football by Nick Holt
The Periodic Table of Football
Nick Holt
You can never take what you love too seriously. This book celebrates this fact. Instead of hydrogen to helium, it presents Pele to Sepp Blatter - 108 elements from the football pantheon arranged by their properties and behaviour on and...
The Periodic Table of Cricket by John Stern
The Periodic Table of Cricket
John Stern
Welcome to The Periodic Table of Cricket. Here you'll find the essential elements - batsmen and bowlers past and present - that have left a lasting legacy on this great sport. In this book, as with chemical elements, these international...
The Lubetkin Legacy by Marina Lewycka
The Lubetkin Legacy
Marina Lewycka
Marina Lewycka is back in this hilarious, farcical, tender novel of modern issues and manners.. London in the twenty-first century: a place where a son will swiftly adopt an old lady and take her home from hospital to impersonate his...
The Novel Habits of Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith
The Novel Habits of Happiness
Alexander McCall Smith
The tenth wonderful story in Alexander McCall Smith's much-loved Isabel Dalhousie series. With her young son and devoted husband her home life is blissfully content. Which is the best possible launching pad for the next issue of the Review -...
The Chocolate Lovers' Wedding by Carole Matthews
The Chocolate Lovers' Wedding
Carole Matthews
The ladies of The Chocolate Lovers' Club should be gearing up for Lucy and Aiden's wedding but life keeps getting in the way ...Lucy can't wait to marry the love of her life but money worries are distracting her. Should...
God Help the Child by Toni Morrison
God Help the Child
Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison's fierce and provocative new novel exposes the damage adults wreak on children, and how this echoes through the generations.
The Darkling Child by Terry Brooks
The Darkling Child
Terry Brooks
From New York Times bestselling fantasy author Terry Brooks comes the second stand-alone novel in his legendary Shannara series - a perfect place for new readers to begin.
Under a Cornish Sky by Liz Fenwick
Under a Cornish Sky
Liz Fenwick
For fans of Judy Finnigan and Rosamunde Pilcher, a spell-binding tale of romance and intrigue, set against the gorgeous Cornish coast. In Under a Cornish Sky Liz Fenwick weaves another deliciously irresistible tale set in the heart of her beloved...
The Memorial to the Missing of the Somme by Gavin Stamp
The Memorial to the Missing of the Somme
Gavin Stamp
Edwin Lutyens' Memorial to the Missing of the Somme at Thiepval in Northern France, visited annually by tens of thousands of tourists, is arguably the finest structure erected by any British architect in the twentieth century. It is the principal,...
Shutter Man by Richard Montanari
Shutter Man
Richard Montanari
The latest terrifying novel by the master of the psychopath thriller. Your face is a blur to him. But your body still bleeds. The Farren family has been a plague upon Philadelphia's most dangerous neighbourhood, the Devil's Pocket, for generations....
Quicksand by Henning Mankell
Quicksand
Henning Mankell
In January 2014 the author was informed that he had cancer. This is not a book about death and destruction, but about what it means to be human. It is about love and jealousy, about courage and fear. And about...
The Pier Falls by Mark Haddon
The Pier Falls
Mark Haddon
In this first collection of stories by the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time Mark Haddon demonstrates two things: first that he is a master of the short form (several of the stories have been...
Now and Again by Charlotte Rogan
Now and Again
Charlotte Rogan
Now and Again examines the interconnectedness of lives, the limits of knowledge and the consequences of doing the right thing. A provocative novel about the fallout from the truth by the author of the international bestseller The Lifeboat.
Redemption Road by John Hart
Redemption Road
John Hart
Good cop Adrian Wall is serving time for a murder he didn’t commit that his colleague Elizabeth is keen to clear him of. Adrian serves his thirteen years of pure hell only to be let out in to a fist...
I Love Dick by Chris Kraus
I Love Dick
Chris Kraus
Blurring the lines of fiction, essay and memoir, Chris Kraus's novel was a literary sensation when it was first published in 1997. Widely considered to be the most important feminist novel of the past two decades, I Love Dick is...
Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman
Girls on Fire
Robin Wasserman
Starting - and ending - with tragedy, Girls on Fire stands alongside The Virgin Suicides in its brilliant portrayal of female adolescence, but with a power and assurance all its own.
Early One Morning by Virginia Baily
Early One Morning
Virginia Baily
This epic novel is an unforgettably powerful, suspenseful, heartbreaking and inspiring tale of love, loss and war's reverberations down the years.
Die of Shame by Mark Billingham
Die of Shame
Mark Billingham
From number one bestseller Mark Billingham - author of Time of Death and In the Dark, both soon to be major BBC series - comes the year's most surprising crime novel, a compelling story of betrayal, deceit and...
The Course of Love by Alain de Botton
The Course of Love
Alain de Botton
From the first thrill of lust, to the joys and fears of real commitment, to the deep problems that surface slowly over two shared lifetimes, this is the story of a marriage. It is the story of modern relationships and...
Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
Career of Evil
Robert Galbraith
The third book in the highly acclaimed crime fiction series by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. A fiendishly clever mystery with unexpected twists around every corner, Career of Evil is also a gripping story of a man...
My Story by Steven Gerrard
My Story
Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard - legendary captain of Liverpool and England - tells the story of the highs and lows of a twenty-year career at the top of English and world football. Explosive and searingly honest, My Story is the last word...
One Summer in Venice by Nicky Pellegrino
One Summer in Venice
Nicky Pellegrino
In the maze of Venice's canals, bridges and piazzas, one woman sets herself a goal to find the ten things that could be the key to her happiness. Once she's found them, she'll construct a new life around her ten...
Songs of Love and War by Santa Montefiore
Songs of Love and War
Santa Montefiore
Lose yourself in a sweeping story of love, friendship and family from the bestselling author of The Beekeeper's Daughter...Perfect for all fans of Victoria Hislop and The Tea Planter's Wife.

Last Month's Featured eBooks

Black Water Rising by Attica Locke

Black Water Rising
Attica Locke
An atmospheric and stylish thriller from a new author, with comparisons to John Grisham. A tightly woven plot will keep you involved and intrigued until the end. "If you...

Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult, Samantha Van Leer

Between the Lines
Jodi Picoult, Samantha Van Leer
Now out in paperback, bestselling Jodi Picoult, co-writing with her daughter who came up with the idea, tells a brilliantly romantic story of love across a divide in this entertaining...

The Cutting Season by Attica Locke

The Cutting Season
Attica Locke
Gripping, atmospheric and tragic. Top class literary crime fiction from the Orange Prize shortlisted author of Black Water Rising. Just after dawn, Caren walks the grounds of Belle Vie,...

World Gone by by Dennis Lehane

World Gone by
Dennis Lehane
Set during WW2 in Florida, this is a an epic recreation of Mafia life witnessed through the eyes of an Irish mob 'consigliere' whose loyalties are caught up in the...

The Pleasure Quartet: Summer by Vina Jackson

The Pleasure Quartet: Summer
Vina Jackson
A striking and beautifully written 'adults only' read, containing some extreme and profoundly intimate scenes. Focusing once more on violinist Summer Zahova, this is the last in The Pleasure Quartet and...

The Pleasure Quartet: Autumn by Vina Jackson

The Pleasure Quartet: Autumn
Vina Jackson
So, so much more than just erotica - this arty highly provocative novel includes themes of loss, release and liberation. Summer’s partner has died, as a violinist she is able...

The Final Minute by Simon Kernick

Reader Reviewed The Final Minute
Simon Kernick
An action-packed page-turner with a pace that is relentless. A recurring nightmare troubles Matt Barron once he surfaces from his three-month coma after a traumatic car accident. The other horror...

Devotion by Ros Barber

Devotion
Ros Barber
Captivating and astonishing… from cover to cover ‘Devotion’ prods, pokes and provokes. This is quite simply a book to make you think (possibly until your thoughts combust). The contents page...

Afternoon Tea at the Sunflower Cafe by Milly Johnson

Afternoon Tea at the Sunflower Cafe
Milly Johnson
Winner Romantic Comedy Category - Romantic Novel of the Year 2016. They say revenge is sweet and there’s nothing sweeter than chocolate! Cheryl, Connie and Della, respectively in their 30’s,...

My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises by Fredrik Backman

Reader Reviewed My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises
Fredrik Backman
April 2016 Book of the Month. Totally and utterly and completely gorgeous...

My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell

My Family and Other Animals
Gerald Durrell
My Family and Other Animals is Gerald Durrell's hilarious account of five years in his childhood spent living with his family on the island of Corfu. With snakes, scorpions, toads,...

The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie

The Portable Veblen
Elizabeth McKenzie
Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016. Whimsical yet sharp and perceptive, ‘The Portable Veblen’ is an absolute treat of a read. Veblen is eccentrically wonderful, she lives...

The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle

Reader Reviewed The Good Liar
Nicholas Searle
Just fabulous. This is one of those wonderfully rare books that sets you in the middle of a familiar location and then prowls down a previously unexplored and unexpected path....

The Carpenter's Daughter by Gloria Cook

The Carpenter's Daughter
Gloria Cook
Amy Lewarne finds her life changed forever when she finds her brother, Toby, dead. And troubles follow when Titus Kivell, the head of a powerful yet belligerent family, puts his...

Fishbowl by Bradley Somer

Reader Reviewed Fishbowl
Bradley Somer
A dive in head first and refuse to come up for air book - it’s unique, clever and quite quite wonderful. If at first you just dip your toe in...

The Bricks That Built the Houses by Kate Tempest

The Bricks That Built the Houses
Kate Tempest
Award-winning poet and rapper Kate Tempest's electrifying debut novel takes us into the beating heart of the capital in this multi-generational tale of drugs, desire and belonging. Taking us into...

The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness by Jason Hazeley, Joel Morris

The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness
Jason Hazeley, Joel Morris
Helps grown-ups with the world about them. With large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable, this...

The Ladybird Book of the Hangover by Jason Hazeley, Joel Morris

The Ladybird Book of the Hangover
Jason Hazeley, Joel Morris
Helps grown-ups with the world about them. With large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable, this...

Flawed by Cecelia Ahern

Reader Reviewed Flawed
Cecelia Ahern
April 2016 NewGen Book of the Month. Set in a society in...

Ragged Rose by Dilly Court

Ragged Rose
Dilly Court
The heartwarming new novel from Dilly Court, the author of The Beggar Maid. With the fate of her family in her hands, Rose has to make a terrible choice....

The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan

The Sunlight Pilgrims
Jenni Fagan
The Sunlight Pilgrims, the thrilling follow-up to The Panopticon, is a humane, sad, funny, shimmeringly odd and beautiful novel about absence, about the unknowability of mothers. It is a...

Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben

Reader Reviewed Fool Me Once
Harlan Coben
April 2016 Book of the Month. An outrageously stunning read, that takes...

The Turning Point by Freya North

Reader Reviewed The Turning Point
Freya North
April 2016 Book of the Month. An expressive, moving novel with the...

The Woman Who Upped and Left by Fiona Gibson

The Woman Who Upped and Left
Fiona Gibson
‘The Woman Who Upped and Left’ is an entertaining and effortlessly readable novel. The first paragraph had me chortling and I settled in with a smile. 43 year old Audrey...

The Madagaskar Plan by Guy Saville

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...

The Immortal Throne by Stella Gemmell

The Immortal Throne
Stella Gemmell
With this new novel, Stella Gemmell brings the astonishing story of the City to a spectacular climax and confirms her place as a master of the genre...The emperor is dead......

Sweet Home by Carys Bray

Sweet Home
Carys Bray
In this prize-winning short story collection, Carys Bray weaves together moments of joy, heartache, sadness and unwavering love as told through seventeen very different notions of home.

Speak by Louisa Hall

Speak
Louisa Hall
Highly Recommended. You might imagine that a novel about the development of...

Summer Nights at the Moonlight Hotel by Jane Costello

Summer Nights at the Moonlight Hotel
Jane Costello
You know what you are getting when you pick up a new Jane Costello and this new one certainly delivers all that it should. With a great setting (Lake Windemere)...

Fire Damage by Kate Medina

Reader Reviewed Fire Damage
Kate Medina
April 2016 Debut of the Month. Captivating from the outset, this is the first...

I am Radar by Reif Larsen

I am Radar
Reif Larsen
One of those incredible once-in-a-lifetime books that is almost impossible to describe. It is about family history, physics, art, politics, performance, sacrifice, identity and so much more. It is essentially...

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

Reader Reviewed The Serpent King
Jeff Zentner
April 2016 NewGen Debut of the Month. High school student Dill knows what it is to feel “the crushing weight of destiny”....

The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

Reader Reviewed The Summer Before the War
Helen Simonson
April 2016 Book of the Month. Despite the title – The Summer...

Splinter the Silence by Val McDermid

Splinter the Silence
Val McDermid
Reader favourites Tony Hill and Carol Jordan return in another impeccable, major thriller with all the McDermid trademarks of breathless tension, unsettling graphic criminal details and a plot engineered inch...

Day Four by Sarah Lotz

Reader Reviewed Day Four
Sarah Lotz
Walking in the footsteps of Stephen King, Lotz follows up on her impressive horror breakthrough The Three with yet another literal descent into unimaginable dread with this gripping...

The Teacher by Katerina Diamond

The Teacher
Katerina Diamond
Oooh, this is disturbingly good! Two detectives with their own fair share of problems find themselves in the middle of an explosion of murders, as the macabre and gruesomely graphic...

The Rat Stone Serenade by Denzil Meyrick

Reader Reviewed The Rat Stone Serenade
Denzil Meyrick
A galloping good crime thriller, with plenty of action, set in the beautifully described surroundings of the west coast of Scotland. ‘Rat Stone Serenade’ is the fourth in the ‘DCI...

Dear World, How Are You? by Toby Little

Dear World, How Are You?
Toby Little
April 2016 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. Gorgeous, fascinating and heartwarming, this is a book to put a smile on your face. In 2013, aged five...

The Stealers' War by Stephen Hunt

The Stealers' War
Stephen Hunt
Weyland has been at war. Invaded by a technologically advanced enemy, the cities sacked, and what fragile peace remained torn apart by a civil war. A future Empress is fighting...

Beneath the Lake by Christopher Ransom

Beneath the Lake
Christopher Ransom
A family lake-side vacation becomes a summer to fear in the latest chiller from the master of domestic horror, Christopher Ransom. Some places are better left. Some secrets are better...

The Silk Merchant's Daughter by Dinah Jefferies

Reader Reviewed The Silk Merchant's Daughter
Dinah Jefferies
Dinah Jefferies has presented another beautifully told and vividly stunning tale, this time set in 1950’s Vietnam. The story revolves around 18 year old Nicole, half French and half Vietnamese,...

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

The Jungle Book
Rudyard Kipling
Oh my, what an absolute treasure this is. Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book was first published in 1894 and now, over 120 years later, it’s still capturing imaginations. This collectable,...

Demon Road by Derek Landy

Reader Reviewed Demon Road
Derek Landy
Buckle up, because you are in for a hell of a ride! Amber’s parents strike readers – and her – as eccentric, but nothing prepares her for the awful truth,...

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Lady Midnight
Cassandra Clare
April 2016 New Gen Book of the Month. From the creator of...

The Girl Who Came Back by Susan Lewis

Reader Reviewed The Girl Who Came Back
Susan Lewis
‘The Girl Who Came Back’ has a prologue that sends a chill flowing from the pages up into your fingertips, it sends a clear message, this is going to be...

No Place to Hide by Susan Lewis

Reader Reviewed No Place to Hide
Susan Lewis
Overflowing with suspense, this is a dramatic and gripping family tale. Justine attempts to start a brand new life in the USA and bury all evidence of her old one...

Desolation by Derek Landy

Reader Reviewed Desolation
Derek Landy
April 2016 New Gen Book of the Month. No-one writes teen horror...

That Girl from Nowhere by Dorothy Koomson

Reader Reviewed That Girl from Nowhere
Dorothy Koomson
April 2016 Book of the Month. What a terrific and powerful book, I reckon it is her best yet. It covers race, adoption, rejection and even...

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

Reader Reviewed The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
Phaedra Patrick
April 2016 Debut of the Month. Gosh, this is an absolute treasure of a...

Ashes of London by Andrew Taylor

Ashes of London
Andrew Taylor
April 2016 eBook of the Month. An enthralling and quite, quite wonderful historical thriller,...

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

Sleeping Giants
Sylvain Neuvel
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A...

Pleasantville by Attica Locke

Pleasantville
Attica Locke
Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016. 1996 election night in Pleasantville, a suburb of Houston built in 1949 as a community for “Negro families of means...

Battlemage by Stephen Aryan

Battlemage
Stephen Aryan
Highly Recommended. Stephen Aryan’s ambitious and very adept debut launches a new...

The Song Collector by Natasha Solomons

Reader Reviewed The Song Collector
Natasha Solomons
‘The Song Collector’ subtly tiptoes under your skin, the first few sentences call to you, draw you in, envelop you… and then it doesn't let you go until the very...

Sidney Chambers and the Perils of the Night by James Runcie

Sidney Chambers and the Perils of the Night
James Runcie
A clever and charming series, cosy crime at its finest, with each book taking the form of six linked short mysteries and the entire series spanning from Elizabeth II’s coronation...

In Her Wake by Amanda Jennings

In Her Wake
Amanda Jennings
April 2016 Reading Group Book of the Month. A compelling, almost bittersweet...

Thatcher Stole My Trousers by Alexei Sayle

Thatcher Stole My Trousers
Alexei Sayle
Elegantly written and painfully funny--here is the second volume of memoirs from the acclaimed stand-up comedian, novelist and actor, Alexei Sayle. Fascinating, funny, angry and entertaining, it is a story...

Reader, I Married Him by Tracy Chevalier

Reader, I Married Him
Tracy Chevalier
A collection of short stories celebrating Charlotte Bronte, published in the year of her bicentenary and stemming from the now immortal words from her great work Jane Eyre. Edited by...

Beneath the Earth by John Boyne

Beneath the Earth
John Boyne
In this collection of twelve dark, unerring and surprising short stories, John Boyne explores the extremities of the human condition in all its brilliance and brutality. The secrets we keep...

The Dressmaker of Dachau by Mary Chamberlain

The Dressmaker of Dachau
Mary Chamberlain
Spanning the intense years of war, The Dressmaker of Dachau is a dramatic tale of love, conflict, betrayal and survival. It is the compelling story of one young woman's resolve...

The Blade Artist by Irvine Welsh

The Blade Artist
Irvine Welsh
The Blade Artist is an elegant, electrifying novel - ultra violent but curiously redemptive - and it marks the return of one of modern fiction's most infamous, terrifying characters, the...

The Fugitives by Panos Karnezis

The Fugitives
Panos Karnezis
In his first novel for five years, Panos Karnezis tells a story of almost elemental directness. The dilemmas faced by his characters are stark in their simplicity, and yet seemingly...

The First Day on the Somme by Martin Middlebrook

The First Day on the Somme
Martin Middlebrook
Martin Middlebrook's The First Day on the Somme is a compelling and intensely moving account of the blackest day in the history of the British army. Drawing on official sources...

The Anchoress by Robyn Cadwallader

The Anchoress
Robyn Cadwallader
A quietly, deep and fascinating debut novel proving that communication doesn't have to be a nonsense of chatter or commotion. The author explores friendship, faith, desire, retreat and the gentle...

Noonday by Pat Barker

Reader Reviewed Noonday
Pat Barker
An atmospheric, touching and compassionate story based in London during the Second World War, where living on the edge and in the moment occurred on a daily basis. We seem...

Spectacles by Sue Perkins

Spectacles
Sue Perkins
Entering the crowded market of the celeb autobiography, Sue Perkins has managed to bring a fresh approach to the genre with a witty and funny view of her life so...

The Heat of Betrayal by Douglas Kennedy

Reader Reviewed The Heat of Betrayal
Douglas Kennedy
A riveting, powerful exploration of love, guilt, survival and how echoes of the past can clamour and cause confusion in the present. This is a story with a ferocious intensity...

Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum

Hausfrau
Jill Alexander Essbaum
A much talked about novel of female alienation, US poet Essbaum's is a curious blend of Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina brought into the modern post-feminist age. Married...

Miracle at Augusta by James Patterson

Miracle at Augusta
James Patterson
The sequel to Miracle on the 17th Green published in 2005 where Travis’ golf turned a corner but he loses everything else in his life. It is very untypical...

The Crossing by Michael Connelly

The Crossing
Michael Connelly
Harry Bosch no longer works for the LAPD having retired six months ago. He hired his half-brother, defence lawyer Mickey Haller, to sue the department for forcing him out. Not...

Ruby by Cynthia Bond

Ruby
Cynthia Bond
Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016. Voodoo, faith and racism converge in an East Texas town, where a man is forced to choose between the sister who...

The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney

The Glorious Heresies
Lisa McInerney
Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2016. Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016. A quite...

The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild

The Improbability of Love
Hannah Rothschild
Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016. Irreverent, witty and sharply sweet, The Improbability of Love explores the confusion and turmoil of life and the complexities of love,...

Dodgers by Bill Beverly

Dodgers
Bill Beverly
April 2016 Debut of the Month.Maxim Jakubowski's April 2016 Book of the Month. Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer go rap!...

The Poison Artist by Jonathan Moore

The Poison Artist
Jonathan Moore
Maxim Jakubowski April 2016 Highly Recommended. Championed by Stephen King as in the tradition...

Sunset City by Melissa Ginsburg

Sunset City
Melissa Ginsburg
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A wonderful portrait of a self-destructive woman at odds with the world and herself. Set in Houston, Texas, the tale of...

The Ex by Alafair Burke

The Ex
Alafair Burke
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A splendidly-engineered thriller and stand alone novel by the crime writing daughter of the great James Lee Burke. Set in New...

Down Station by Simon Morden

Down Station
Simon Morden
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Modern...

The House of Fame by Oliver Harris

The House of Fame
Oliver Harris
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Nick Belsey, from Hampstead CID, is a crooked cop, or at any rate a cop who bends the rules as far...

High-Rise by J. G. Ballard

High-Rise
J. G. Ballard
J. G. Ballard's compelling and unnerving tale of what happens when life in a luxury apartment building descends into chaos. Now a major motion picture adaptation starring Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons...

Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente

Radiance
Catherynne M. Valente
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. One of the most original books of the year so far, this tale of the romance of silent film movie-making and...

The Mule by David Quantick

The Mule
David Quantick
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A quirky thriller and semi-humorous shaggy dog tale from an author best known for his comic TV scripts, this proves wonderful...

Fellside by M. R. Carey

Fellside
M. R. Carey
Highly Recommended. The new novel from the author of The Girl...

The Art of Not Breathing by Sarah Alexander

The Art of Not Breathing
Sarah Alexander
April 2016 New Gen Debut of the Month. Five years have passed...

Kook by Chris Vick

Kook
Chris Vick
Fifteen-year-old science geek Sam has returned to Cornwall from London. It’s his first time back since his dad drowned here when he was four. Sam has no idea what his...

When We Collided by Emery Lord

When We Collided
Emery Lord
17-year-old Jonah Daniels lives in Verona Cove, California and, like his Sicilian dad, has a real talent for cooking. But, six months ago, Jonah lost his dad and he’s now...

The Foodie Teen by Alessandra Peters

The Foodie Teen
Alessandra Peters
The Foodie Teen offers nutritious, delicious meals from the inspirational, award-winning teenage blogger Alessandra Peters. Alessandra is on a mission to inspire others to embrace a healthy lifestyle. Her approach...

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

Sleeping Giants
Sylvain Neuvel
Highly Recommended. Billed as Book One of the Themis Files this exciting...

The Strawberry Girl by Lisa Stromme

The Strawberry Girl
Lisa Stromme
Lisa Stromme brings alive the tumultuous love affair that inspired one of the most famous paintings of all time, in a vivid and bewitching story of innocence, creativity and desire.

Exposure by Mal Peet

Exposure
Mal Peet
A dramatic, topical novel inspired by Shakespeare's Othello which will appeal to both boys and girls with its themes of football and celebrity culture. Award winning Mal Peet’s Exposure is...

Keeper by Mal Peet

Keeper
Mal Peet
A reissue of the extraordinary debut novel from multi-award winning author Mal Peet. Set in South America, this compelling adventure is told as an interview between a top sports reporter...

The Penalty by Mal Peet

The Penalty
Mal Peet
This is the second novel from Mal Peet that features Paul Faustino, South America’s top sports journalist. It’s a brilliant thriller, beautifully written and the author’s passion for football shines...

Game of Scones by Samantha Tonge

Game of Scones
Samantha Tonge
Set on the Greek Island of Kos, this is light, flirty and fun, in other words, a lovely ‘escape from it all’ read. When she was younger, Pippa adored her...

Pretending to Dance by Diane Chamberlain

Pretending to Dance
Diane Chamberlain
Pretending to Dance by Diane Chamberlain, the bestselling author of The Silent Sister, is a fascinating and deftly-woven novel, that reveals the devastating power of secrets.

Finders Keepers by Stephen King

Finders Keepers
Stephen King
A riveting crime thriller about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes too far, featuring the same trio of unlikely and winning heroes King introduced in MR MERCEDES.

One with You by Sylvia Day

One with You
Sylvia Day
Falling in love with him was the easiest thing I've ever done. It happened instantly. Completely. Irrevocably. Marrying him was a dream come true. Staying married to him is the...

Alert by James Patterson

Alert
James Patterson
New York has seen more than its fair share of horrific attacks, but the city is about to be shaken in a way it never has before. After two devastating...

The House at the Edge of the World by Julia Rochester

The House at the Edge of the World
Julia Rochester
Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2016. Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016. A wonderfully...

The Month Before's Featured eBooks

Raven Black by Ann Cleeves

Raven Black
Ann Cleeves
Bestselling novelist Val McDermid is spot on in her quote for this cleverly crafted crime story - 'A riveting read. Ann Cleeves probes beneath the surface of a community to...

Unravelling by Lindsay Stanberry-Flynn

Unravelling
Lindsay Stanberry-Flynn
Unravelling is a wonderful escapist read that will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions as you become totally embroiled in the passionate relationship between Gerald and Vanessa. But all...

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

Radio Silence
Alice Oseman
March 2016 NewGen Book of the Month. Frances’ life has been mapped out since forever. She’s set on reading English Literature at...

After Flodden by Rosemary Goring

Reader Reviewed After Flodden
Rosemary Goring
Meticulous research and superlative writing brings to life the little known but important Battle of Flodden in 1513 and the consequences to Scotland and its people. Combining political intrigue and...

The Piano Player's Son by Lindsay Stanberry-Flynn

The Piano Player's Son
Lindsay Stanberry-Flynn
This novel focuses on family dynamics and the power struggles within; which can threaten even the strongest bonds. At the centre is a secret - kept by the parents from...

Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart

Girl Waits with Gun
Amy Stewart
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A breezy read that brings turn of the 20th century New York to colourful life, this debut...

Direct Hit by Mike Hollow

Reader Reviewed Direct Hit
Mike Hollow
March 2016 Debut of the Month. A wonderfully uncomplicated and somehow charming read about...

The Weekend Wives by Christina Hopkinson

The Weekend Wives
Christina Hopkinson
Three women meet at a party and bond over the fact that they spend too much time without husbands. Only one is truly a ‘weekend’ wife for the other two...

The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley

Reader Reviewed The Loney
Andrew Michael Hurley
Winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2015. Perhaps it's the sheets of rain which fall continuously on The Loney, that " wild and useless length of English coastline", a...

The Secrets We Share by Emma Hannigan

Reader Reviewed The Secrets We Share
Emma Hannigan
Winner Epic category Romantic Novel of the Year 2016 . Returning with another warm and delightful tale, Emma Hannigan, much loved author...

Infidelities by Kirsty Gunn

Infidelities
Kirsty Gunn
What can one say about such a collection of stories on infidelity except read them. They cover the spectrum, divided into three sections, “Going Out”, “Staying Out” and “Never Coming...

Prodigal Son by Danielle Steel

Prodigal Son
Danielle Steel
A story of twin brothers, of rivalry, jealousy and pure evil. Michael is the blue-eyed boy, Peter a failure. Michael became a doctor, Peter a banker. Both marry, raise a...

The Shadow Hour by Kate Riordan

The Shadow Hour
Kate Riordan
March 2016 Reading Group Book of the Month. Kate Riordan has written...

Shopaholic to the Rescue by Sophie Kinsella

Shopaholic to the Rescue
Sophie Kinsella
Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) is on a major rescue mission! Hollywood was full of surprises, and now she's on a road trip to Las Vegas to help her friends and...

Physical by Andrew McMillan

Physical
Andrew McMillan
Shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize 2016. Shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award 2015. Features poems that are hymns to the male body - to male friendship and male love...

40 Sonnets by Don Paterson

40 Sonnets
Don Paterson
Winner of the Costa Poetry Award 2015. In 40 Sonnets Paterson returns to some of his central themes - contradiction and strangeness, tension and transformation, the dream world, and the...

Loop of Jade by Sarah Howe

Loop of Jade
Sarah Howe
Winner of the T S Eliot Prize 2015. Winner of the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2015. Crossing the bounds of time, race and language, this is...

Precocious by Joanna Barnard

Reader Reviewed Precocious
Joanna Barnard
One of our Books of the Year 2015. Uncomfortable, sorrowful, challenging - yes Precocious is all of these, however it is also a memorable, powerful and fascinating read. Fiona reconnects...

Things We Have in Common by Tasha Kavanagh

Things We Have in Common
Tasha Kavanagh
Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2016. A disturbing and devastatingly compelling novel, ‘Things We Have In Common’...

Making it Up as I Go Along by Marian Keyes

Making it Up as I Go Along
Marian Keyes
‘Making It Up As I Go Along’ was just as I imagined it would be, warm, honest, lovely, funny and highly entertaining. This is a collection of articles written by...

The Butcher's Hook by Janet Ellis

Reader Reviewed The Butcher's Hook
Janet Ellis
Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2016. March

Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner

Reader Reviewed Missing, Presumed
Susie Steiner
March 2016 Book of the Month. If you're looking for a fresh,...

Look at Me by Sarah Duguid

Look at Me
Sarah Duguid
March 2016 Debut of the Month. Two years after the death of a beloved...

Professor Stewart's Incredible Numbers by Ian Stewart

Professor Stewart's Incredible Numbers
Ian Stewart
Ian Stewart explores the astonishing properties of numbers from 1 to10 to zero and infinity, including one figure that, if you wrote it out, would span the universe. He looks...

The Revenant by Michael Punke

The Revenant
Michael Punke
Based on a true story, The Revenant is an epic tale of revenge set in the Rocky Mountains and soon to be a major motion picture, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. A...

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Go Set a Watchman
Harper Lee
Go Set a Watchman is set during the mid-1950s and features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Scout (Jean Louise Finch) has...

The Damage Done by James Oswald

The Damage Done
James Oswald
A present-day intrigue reawakens disturbing shadows from the past in this latest Inspector McLean thriller. When an Edinburgh Police Vice Squad raid goes embarrassingly awry, Inspector Tony McLean finds himself...

Adventures in Human Being by Gavin Francis

Adventures in Human Being
Gavin Francis
In Adventures in Human Being, Gavin Francis leads the reader on a journey through health and illness, offering insights on everything from the ribbed surface of the brain to the...

Blood and Steel by Harry Sidebottom

Reader Reviewed Blood and Steel
Harry Sidebottom
A fabulous foray into the past, AD238 is the Year of the Six Emperors and makes for a fascinating and compelling tale. This is the second in the ‘Throne of...

The Forgotten Summer by Carol Drinkwater

Reader Reviewed The Forgotten Summer
Carol Drinkwater
March 2016 eBook of the Month....

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Allegiant
Veronica Roth
This distinctive edition of the third book in Veronica Roth's Divergent series features cover artwork from the major motion picture The Divergent Series: Allegiant, starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and...

The Night Manager by John le Carre

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...

Not Quite Nice by Celia Imrie

Not Quite Nice
Celia Imrie
Sunday Times Bestseller Theresa is desperate for a change. Forced into early retirement, tired of babysitting her bossy daughter's obnoxious children, she sells her house and moves to a picture-perfect...

The Ballroom by Anna Hope

The Ballroom
Anna Hope
A striking, eloquent and desperately beautiful novel, set during 1911 in a Yorkshire asylum. John, Ella and Charles find themselves at the edge of an impossible future, each decision they...

Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift

Mothering Sunday
Graham Swift
An intensely moving and beautifully written new novel from the Booker-prize winning author of Last Orders and Waterland. Constantly surprising, joyously sensual and deeply moving, it is Graham...

First Response by Stephen Leather

First Response
Stephen Leather
March 2016 Book of the Month. Completely and brilliantly captivating, it all...

At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier

Reader Reviewed At the Edge of the Orchard
Tracy Chevalier
March 2016 Book of the Month. In her last novel, The...

Missing Pieces by Heather Gudenkauf

Reader Reviewed Missing Pieces
Heather Gudenkauf
March 2016 Book of the Month. An intriguing, easy reading family drama...

The Mountain Can Wait by Sarah Leipciger

Reader Reviewed The Mountain Can Wait
Sarah Leipciger
March 2016 Debut of the Month. Simply captivating and beautiful, there is a raw...

Dacre's War by Rosemary Goring

Reader Reviewed Dacre's War
Rosemary Goring
Historical fiction with a punch of realism and a twist of scheming political intrigue, several characters have returned in this commanding sequel to ‘After Flodden’. This is the tale...

Quicksand by Steve Toltz

Quicksand
Steve Toltz
Author, Liam, researches the police force to write his novel from an officer’s point of view and ends up reluctantly becoming a policeman himself! His book fails. His next subject...

Acts of the Assassins by Richard Beard

Acts of the Assassins
Richard Beard
Sequel to Lazarus is Dead but it easily stands alone. It is a wonderful piece of speculative fiction, a ‘what if’ story. Here it asks ‘what if the Roman Empire...

This is Your Life, Harriet Chance! by Jonathan Evison

This is Your Life, Harriet Chance!
Jonathan Evison
Career girl (brief) Wife (fifty-five years); mother of two now widowed, Harriet discovers that her late husband had been planning an Alaskan cruise. Ignoring the advice of her children and...

British Bulldog by Sara Sheridan

British Bulldog
Sara Sheridan
The ‘Mirabelle Bevan Mystery’ series continues to maintain the same convincing atmosphere and assured quality, yet with each book the author skilfully delivers a refreshingly different read. ‘British Bulldog’ is...

England Expects by Sara Sheridan

England Expects
Sara Sheridan
A classically arresting mystery, overflowing with good old fashioned pluck, courage and perseverance. The third in the Mirabelle Bevan mysteries, this can also be read as a vintage standalone novel....

My Life in Houses by Margaret Forster

My Life in Houses
Margaret Forster
Perhaps those “in charge” could spare the time to read My Life in Houses to remind them how housing is fundamental not just for protection from the elements but as...

Vanishing Games by Roger Hobbs

Vanishing Games
Roger Hobbs
In his dazzling, award-winning debut GHOSTMAN , Hobbs introduced a fascinating lone wolf criminal anti-hero who quickly captured the imagination. His reappearance in the second novel in what looks...

The Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory

The Taming of the Queen
Philippa Gregory
Who was Kateryn Parr, Henry VIII's last wife? Faithful wife and scholarly queen, or a heretic and disloyal, faithless citizen before the Tudor court? From an author who has described...

Freya by Anthony Quinn

Freya
Anthony Quinn
Stretching from the Nuremberg war trials to the advent of the TV celebrity, from innocence abroad to bitter experience at home, Freya presents the portrait of an extraordinary woman taking...

The Shore by Sara Taylor

The Shore
Sara Taylor
Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award 2015, this title features stories of two island families, illuminating the small miracles and miseries of a community of outsiders, and the bonds...

The Dress by Kate Kerrigan

Reader Reviewed The Dress
Kate Kerrigan
Ahh, what a lovely charming book this is, all the more so due to the sharp, genuine tones of realism that lie at the heart of The Dress. New York...

Rook Song by Naomi Foyle

Rook Song
Naomi Foyle
The second instalment in The Gaia Chronicles (following debut volume Astra) by young British science fiction author Foyle. Astra Ordott, first initially encountered as a seven-year old in the...

The Serpentine Road by Paul Mendelson

The Serpentine Road
Paul Mendelson
Mendelson's debut thriller The First Rule of Survival, shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger, was a robust tale initially set in the turmoil of South Africa's post-Mandela release era,...

Saint Mazie by Jami Attenberg

Reader Reviewed Saint Mazie
Jami Attenberg
An astonishing, stimulating, and quite quite wonderful novel based on the life of the indomitable Mazie Phillips who lived in New York through some of the most interesting times of...

Broken Promise by Linwood Barclay

Reader Reviewed Broken Promise
Linwood Barclay
Linwood Barclay is ace at dreaming up disturbing scenarios and then letting them play out in increasingly creepy ways. This time, the author of No Time for Goodbye (a...

Nelly Dean by Alison Case

Reader Reviewed Nelly Dean
Alison Case
A wonderful and fascinating insight into hidden happenings at Wuthering Heights, from the perspective of Nelly Dean. Focusing on Nelly, a tantalising new world is opened up for the reader,...

The Snow Kimono by Mark Henshaw

The Snow Kimono
Mark Henshaw
An allusive and at times terribly poetic novel, this debut by an Australian author innovatively balances events that take place in contemporary Paris, the near past in Japan and some...

London Calling by Sara Sheridan

London Calling
Sara Sheridan
We loved the first in this post WW2 series, Brighton Belle, and the second adventure is even better with a satisfyingly complex plot bubbling over with period detail. Mirabelle...

Mary Berry: Foolproof Cooking by Mary Berry

Mary Berry: Foolproof Cooking
Mary Berry
Teaches you to cook over 120 recipes. This book features recipes such as weeknight dinners, irresistible dinner party suggestions and traybakes and biscuits for those with a sweet tooth. Featuring...

Journey Under the Midnight Sun by Keigo Higashino

Journey Under the Midnight Sun
Keigo Higashino
A major bestseller in its native Japan, Higashino's massive novel is a worthy follow up to the translations of the already impressive MALICE and THE DEVOTION OF SUSPECT...

13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough

13 Minutes
Sarah Pinborough
Maxim Jakubowski March 2016 Highly Recommended. The world and mind of teenage girls proves...

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi
What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when life is catastrophically interrupted? What does it mean to have a child as your own...

Little Boy Blue by M. J. Arlidge

Reader Reviewed Little Boy Blue
M. J. Arlidge
March 2016 Book of the Month. Sit on the edge of your...

Box Nine by Jack O'Connell

Box Nine
Jack O'Connell
Maxim Jakubowski's March 2016 Book of the Month. Quinsigamond, an imaginary industrial city in New England, has been the setting for the...

Jonathan Dark or the Evidence of Ghosts by A. K. Benedict

Jonathan Dark or the Evidence of Ghosts
A. K. Benedict
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. THE BEAUTY OF MURDER, the debut novel by Hastings-based performer Alexandra Benedict, was a memorable cross-time...

The Thing Itself by Adam Roberts

The Thing Itself
Adam Roberts
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. It begins like a modern version of John Carpenter's sinister SF horror movie THE THING when two...

Love Me Back by Merritt Tierce

Love Me Back
Merritt Tierce
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. In the fierce lineage of Alissa Nutting's TAMPA amd Katherine Faw Morris' YOUNG GOD, this...

Spy Out the Land by Jeremy Duns

Spy Out the Land
Jeremy Duns
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A welcome return for one of spy writing's most captivating characters, British traitor Paul Dark. Now living...

Six Four by Hideo Yokoyama

Six Four
Hideo Yokoyama
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A massive doorstopper of a thriller at well over 600 pages and a million plus copies bestseller...

Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin

Black-Eyed Susans
Julia Heaberlin
March 2016 Book of the Month. A powerful thriller with a knack...

Harvest by William Horwood

Harvest
William Horwood
Winter has been unleashed upon the Hyddenworld by an angry Earth. And Judith, now the Earth's unwilling ally and shield maiden, is powerless to intervene. Then while both human and...

Snakewood by Adrian Selby

Snakewood
Adrian Selby
'A lifetime of enemies has its own price.' This debut epic fantasy from a British writer of incredible talent tells the tale of the Twenty, a band of mercenaries hunted...

The Devil's Detective by Simon Kurt Unsworth

The Devil's Detective
Simon Kurt Unsworth
Welcome To Hell. When an unidentified, brutalised body is discovered, the case is assigned to Thomas Fool. But how do you investigate a murder where death is commonplace and everyone...

The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi

The Water Knife
Paolo Bacigalupi
From the international bestselling author of the Hugo and Nebula award-winning The Windup Girl, comes an electrifying thriller set in a world on the edge of collapse. With Phoenix...

Steeple by Jon Wallace

Steeple
Jon Wallace
The follow-up to the acclaimed Barricade this another short, sharp and kinetic SF thriller. The Steeple is a one thousand storey tower that looms over the wreckage of London....

Moranifesto by Caitlin Moran

Moranifesto
Caitlin Moran
Combining the best of the author's columns with lots of new writing, this book deals with topics as pressing and diverse as 1980s swearing, benefits, boarding schools, and why the...

The Mirror World of Melody Black by Gavin Extence

Reader Reviewed The Mirror World of Melody Black
Gavin Extence
A surprisingly intimate and compelling read, and one that exposes an emotionally challenging and often hidden world. The diverting way in which the author introduces Abby, suggests that something is...

The Boy Who Could See Death by Salley Vickers

Reader Reviewed The Boy Who Could See Death
Salley Vickers
Charming, sometimes funny, sometimes strange, always well written, these are little jewels from the pen that gave us Miss Garnet’s Angel and Mr Golightly’s Holiday. She is...

White Nights by Ann Cleeves

White Nights
Ann Cleeves
Setting a detective novel in the Shetland Isles is a stroke of genius in itself as a close knit community such as that is the last place you would expect...

Red Bones by Ann Cleeves

Red Bones
Ann Cleeves
Red Bones is the third book in Ann Cleeves' Shetland series - which is now the major BBC1 drama starring Douglas Henshall, Shetland. When an elderly woman is shot in...

Blue Lightning by Ann Cleeves

Blue Lightning
Ann Cleeves
Blue Lightning is the fourth book in Ann Cleeves' Shetland series - which is now the major BBC1 drama starring Douglas Henshall, Shetland. With the autumn storms raging, Fair Isle...

Fat is A Feminist Issue by Susie Orbach

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Susie Orbach
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Letters to the Lost by Iona Grey

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Winner of The Goldsboro Books Romantic Novel of the Year 2016. A heart-breaking, sweeping love story set between WWII and the present day. The judges described Letters to the Lost...

Crow Mountain by Lucy Inglis

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Lucy Inglis
Winner Young Adult Category - Romantic Novel of the Year 2016. While on holiday in Montana, Hope meets local boy Cal Crow, a ranch-hand. Caught in a freak accident, the...

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Nicci French
When a bloated corpse is found floating in the River Thames the police can at least sure that identifying the victim will be straightforward. Around the dead man's wrist is...

Girl at War by Sara Novic

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Sara Novic
Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016. Girl At War is a haunting, compelling debut from a brilliant young writer, rooted in historical fact and personal experience. Sara...

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Mark Billingham
The new gripping, brilliantly plotted Tom Thorne thriller from No.1 bestselling author Mark Billingham

Disinformation by Frances Leviston

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Shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize 2016. The compelling new poetry collection from the T S Eliot Prize shortlisted poet. Many of these poems are concerned with ruined or abandoned...

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