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The Crimson Ribbon
Katherine Clements
April 2014 eBook of the Month. Straddling the end of the Civil War and the death of Charles I, this is an interesting portrayal of the period. We follow Ruth, nursemaid to Oliver...
   

The Good Priest A Father Vincent Ross Mystery
Gillian Galbraith
April 2014 eBook of the Month. An intriguing mystery with a difference - it’s also a fabulously affectionate glimpse into village life in all it’s scandal and glory. The Good Priest himself is...
   

England Expects A Mirabelle Bevan Mystery
Sara Sheridan
April 2014 eBook of the Month. 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...
   

Buried Angels
Camilla Lackberg
April 2014 eBook of the Month. This is a huge, complex, dark Swedish psychological thriller which you need to pay attention to in order to sort out the names if nothing else! It...
   

Other Featured eBooks this Month


The Ruby Slippers
Keir Alexander
April 2014 MEGA Debut of the Month. A remarkable and thought-provoking debut novel, whichimmediately becomes acompulsive read. Written with great eloquence, the tale transports you...
   

JAM
Jake Wallis Simons
April 2014 Book of the Month. A clever, absorbing story of choices and opportunities, brought about on an enforced break from the real world during a Sunday evening traffic jam. The first chapter...
   

The Humans
Matt Haig
April 2014 Book of the Month. It’s incredibly difficult to say anything about The Humans other than to encourage you to read it for yourself to discover how utterly delightful, enjoyable...
   

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving
Jonathan Evison
April 2014 Book of the Month. An American road trip with a difference. Our travelling companions are a surly, wheelchair bound teenager, Trev, with muscular dystrophy and his damaged carer, Ben, a man...
   

The Four Streets
Nadine Dorries
April 2014 Debut of the Month. An appealingly poignant story of family and lost innocence, simply yet artfully told. The opening chapter is unpretentiously descriptive,...
   

In Bloom
Matthew Crow
April 2014 Debut of the Month. As funny as it is moving, this is wonderfully vibrant and life-affirming story as told by fifteen year old...
   

The First Rule Of Survival
Paul Mendelson
April 2014 Debut of the Month. In Cape Town seven years ago three white boys disappeared, now two emaciated and abused bodies are discovered wrapped...
   

Gallowglass
Gordon Ferris
This is an excellent series. It stars a former World War II soldier now a crime reporter in Scotland, one Douglas Brodie. He becomes involved in some pretty big stories, here uncovering Nazi loot on its way to South America....
   

The Wall
William Sutcliffe
A moving and thought-provoking story which will encourage readers to question divisions in society. Joshua lives safely on one side of the Wall. When he finds a tunnel under the Wall he can’t help wanting to explore. Meeting a family...
   

The Hanging Shed
Gordon Ferris
A riveting and stimulating read, this tenacious thriller grabs your attention and refuses to let it go. Set in Scotland, just after the Second World War, when men who had survived the horrors of conflict returned altered, damaged, different; Ferris...
   

Fangirl
Rainbow Rowell
An utterly captivating love story about opening your heart by major US bestselling author, Rainbow Rowell, whose debut novel in the UK, Eleanor & Park was a huge hit and her ever-growing legion of fans here in the UK...
   

Dance of the Dark Heart
Julie Hearn
Julie Hearn’s gripping historical story balances romance and violence dextrously as good and evil play out in tandem. Born in adverse circumstances and abandoned as a baby, Jack grows up as foster sister to Janet whom he adores. But while...
   

Schroder
Amity Gaige
Shortlisted for the 2014 Folio Prize. Eric has kidnapped his six year old daughter and is now in prison awaiting trial. This narrative is his account of everything from childhood right up to their week on the run to explain...
   

The Day without Yesterday
Stuart Clark
The third in Stuart Clark's accessible and informative Sky's Dark Labyrinth series, where he uses historical fiction to help readers better understand the cosmos. Based on the true story of Albert Einstein and George Lemaître, a devout catholic and physicist...
   

Fragments
Caroline Green
The thrilling follow-up to the award-winning Cracks, Fragments is a taut, suspenseful and fast-paced thriller set in a near future Britain in which the authorities want to crush Kyla's very freedom and brainwash her in order to tap into her...
   

All the Truth That's In Me
Julie Berry
A deeply romantic story set against a background of terrible prejudice and astonishing violence. Snatched from her home by a violent predator who cuts out her tongue to silence her, Judith becomes an outcast to her community. In silence she...
   

Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
March 2014 Book of the Month. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2014. Shortlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. On the surface this is a love...
   

The Undertaking
Audrey Magee
Shortlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. An exceptional and totally engrossing debut novel, viewing WWII from an unfamiliar perspective. We are introduced to an ordinary family in extraordinary times; they make some perplexing and disturbing decisions, is this...
   

Will
Christopher Rush
With great imagination, colour and skill, renowned writer and dramatist Christopher Rush takes the reader inside the mind of the world famous Bard of Avon through encounters with his lawyer as they prepare his will. This fictional autobiography was first...
   

Northanger Abbey
Jane Austen
Full to the brim with ready wit and arch social commentary, this amusing and intelligent book is as relevant today as it was when published nearly 200 years ago. If you haven't previously read any of Austen’s works, this is...
   

The Lowland
Jhumpa Lahiri
Shortlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013. From Subhash's earliest memories, at every point, his brother was there. In the suburban streets of Calcutta where they wandered before dusk and in the hyacinth-strewn...
   

Lost and Found
Tom Winter
A charming and poignant debut that draws you into the extraordinary lives of ordinary people. A widowed postman approaching retirement and a woman trapped in a loveless marriage form an unusual bond through a series of ‘undeliverable’ letters. With a...
   

My Last Duchess
Daisy Goodwin
With its lavish period detail, gossip below stairs, and intrigue above My Last Duchess is a genuine genre buster that has the potential to appeal to the widest possible audience. Stylish and atmospheric of time and place it's also full...
   

Half of a Yellow Sun
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Nigeria in the 1960s and the birth of Biafra, a time of massacre, bloody conflict and the end of colonialism. We experience this strife through the household of a university lecturer, his houseboy, his lover and a white man seeking...
   

Burial Rites
Hannah Kent
Shortlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. An historical dual-narrative tale set in Iceland in 1829 where three, two women and a man, are sentenced for killing two men. We follow the narrative of the “jealous” woman as she...
   

Walking Home
Simon Armitage
Shortlisted for The THWAITES WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2014 - The new literary prize for Nature & Travel Writing about Britain. A uniquely charming, droll, moving,...
   

The Corpse on the Court
Simon Brett
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. The urbane, witty Brett is being rewarded this year with the Crimewriters' Association Diamond Dagger for life achievement, a long overdue kudo. This latest 14th cosy and traditional...
   

Dead Line
Chris Ewan
Daniel Trent is a highly trained specialist in hostage negotiations so when his wife disappears he assumes she has been kidnapped and goes out to find her. When his suspect is abducted he’s in big trouble. Full of surprises, especially...
   

Truth Dare Kill
Gordon Ferris
Fast paced, punchy and chilling in its intensity, this is a compelling and fascinating novel. Enter London just after the Second World War, a London without; torn, broken, perplexed but surviving. Ferris describes thoughts, feelings and surroundings with such depth...
   

The Unquiet Heart
Gordon Ferris
Gutsy Danny McRae returns ready for action in this dynamic and riveting read, set a few months on from Truth Dare Kill. This can be most definitely be read as a stand alone novel, however you will understand so much...
   

The Professionals
Owen Laukkanen
Four friends, caught in a terrible job market, joke about turning to kidnapping to survive. And then, suddenly, it's no joke. For two years, the strategy they devise works like a charm - until they kidnap the wrong man. Now...
   

The Luminaries
Eleanor Catton
It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved...
   

The List
Joanna Bolouri
Phoebe Henderson may be single but she sure doesn't feel fabulous. It's been a year since she found her boyfriend Alex in bed with another woman, and multiple cases of wine and extensive relationship analysis with best friend Lucy have...
   

Perfect
Rachel Joyce
Summer, 1972: In the claustrophobic heat, eleven-year-old Byron and his friend begin 'Operation Perfect', a hapless mission to rescue Byron's mother from impending crisis. Winter, present day: As frost creeps across the moor, Jim cleans tables in the local cafe,...
   

Almost English
Charlotte Mendelson
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013 Home is a foreign country: they do things differently there. In a tiny flat in West London, sixteen-year-old Marina lives with her emotionally delicate mother, Laura, and three ancient Hungarian relatives. Imprisoned by...
   

The Sunne in Splendour
Sharon Penman
**To celebrate thirty years since its first publication, Pan Macmillan are proud to publish this special, re-edited edition, with a new author's note from Sharon Penman** Richard, last-born son of the Duke of York, was seven months short of his...
   

Letters To My Daughter's Killer
Cath Staincliffe
Grandmother Ruth Sutton writes to the man she hates more than anyone else on the planet: the man who she believes killed her daughter Lizzie in a brutal attack four years earlier. Ruth's burden of grief and hatred, has only...
   

History of the Rain
Niall Williams
We are our stories. We tell them to stay alive or keep alive those who only live now in the telling. In Faha, County Clare, everyone is a long story...Bedbound in her attic room beneath the falling rain, in the...
   

Empress of the Night
Eva Stachniak
Perfect for readers of Hilary Mantel, Alison Weir, and Philippa Gregory, Empress of the Night is Eva Stachniak’s engrossing new novel, told in the voice of Catherine the Great as the Romanov monarch reflects on her ascension to the throne,...
   

Daughter of Catalonia
Jane Mackenzie
1935. Luis, a charismatic Spaniard, elopes with Elise and they move to a small village in Catalonia. But little do they know that war will soon rip them apart. Some twenty years later, stifled by her life in England, their...
   

Look Who's Back
Timur Vermes
Summer 2011. Berlin. Adolf Hitler wakes up on a patch of ground, alive and well. Things have changed - no Eva Braun, no Nazi party, no war. Hitler barely recognises his beloved Fatherland, filled with immigrants and run by a...
   

The Perfect Murder
Peter James
Victor Smiley and his wife Joan have been married for nearly twenty years. Victor secretly loathes Joan more and more each day. Joan is bored by Victor, and his snoring drives her mad. Their marriage has reached a crisis point...
   

Turning the Stones
Debra Daley
Georgian England, mid-eighteenth century. As a foundling the young Em Smith is brought to the Cheshire country home of the ambitious Waterland family, where she serves as a companion to their daughter, Eliza. But as they grow up, Em's position...
   

The Last Winter of Dani Lancing
P. D. Viner
Something very bad happened to Dani Lancing. Twenty years later, her father is still trying to get her to talk. Her best-friend has become a detective, the last hope of all the lost girls. And her mother is about to...
   

King and Maxwell
David Baldacci
Former Secret Service Agents turned private investigators, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, return in their most surprising, personal and dangerous case to date. King and Maxwell encounter teenager Tyler Wingo when he has just received the tragic news that his...
   

The Wives of Los Alamos
TaraShea Nesbit
Their average age was twenty-five. They came from Berkeley, Cambridge, Paris, London and Chicago - and arrived in New Mexico ready for adventure or at least resigned to it. But hope quickly turned to hardship in the desolate military town...
   

The View on the Way Down
Rebecca Wait
Emma used to have two brothers, but five years ago Kit died and on the day of his funeral Jamie left home and never came back. Their parents never talk about what happened. But now Emma is older she is...
   

Total War Rome: Destroy Carthage
David Gibbins
Carthage, 146 BC. This is the story of Fabius Petronius Secundus - Roman legionary and centurion - and of his general Scipio Aemilianus, and his rise to power: from his first battle against the Macedonians, that seals the fate of...
   

Though Not Dead
Dana Stabenow
Kate's uncle Sam dies, leaving her a letter instructing Kate to 'find his father'. The problem is Sam's father disappeared nearly 90 years ago with a priceless tribal artefact. As Kate delves into the old man's life, she unearths some...
   

This House is Haunted
John Boyne
1867. On a dark and chilling night Eliza Caine arrives in Norfolk to take up her position as governess at Gaudlin Hall. As she makes her way across the station platform, a pair of invisible hands push her from behind...
   

Summer's Child
Diane Chamberlain
A chance to uncover the secrets of her past On the morning of her eleventh birthday, Daria Cato finds an unexpected gift on the beach - an abandoned baby. Unable to leave the child unclaimed, the Cato family adopt Shelly,...
   

Soldiers' Wives
Fiona Field
This page-turning soap opera interweaves the stories of three women trying to get to grips with military life. Chrissie, orphaned young, finds solace in her career as a medic in the regiment, but will love for a married...
   

Shall We Gather at the River
Peter Murphy
Shall We Gather At The River tells the story of Enoch O'Reilly, the great flood that afflicts his small town, and the rash of mysterious suicides that accompany it. Charlatan, Presleyite and local radiovangelist, O'Reilly is a man haunted by...
   

Sandrine
Thomas H. Cook
How did Sandrine die? There was no forced entry. She had been gradually stockpiling prescription drugs. A lethal quantity of Demerol was found in her blood. But did the beautiful, luminous Sandrine Madison really take her own life? The District...
   

The Story of Before
Susan Stairs
I wonder today how no one else could see the bad thing coming. Not that I knew back then what the bad thing was; and if I had - if I'd known one of us was going to die -...
   

Love and Treasure
Ayelet Waldman
A fugitive train loaded with the plunder of a doomed people. A dazzling jewelled pendant in the form of a stylized peacock. And three men - an American infantry captain in World War II, an Israeli-born dealer in art stolen...
   

Loss of Innocence
Richard North Patterson
June, 1968. America is in a state of turbulence, engulfed in civil unrest and uncertainty. Yet for Whitney Dane - spending the summer of her twenty-second year on Martha's Vineyard - life could not be safer, nor the future more...
   

Levels of Life
Julian Barnes
'You put together two things that have not been put together before. And the world is changed...' Julian Barnes' new book is about ballooning, photography, love and grief; about putting two things, and two people, together, and about tearing them...
   

Keep Your Friends Close
Paula Daly
Natty and Sean Wainwright are happily married. Rock solid in fact. So when Natty's oldest friend, Eve Dalladay, appears - just as their daughter collapses on a school trip in France - Natty has no qualms about leaving Eve with...
   

Keane's Challenge
Iain Gale
The Iberian Peninsula, 1809. French troops led by one of Napoleon's best generals are massing on the border. Wellington's outnumbered force and his unreliable Spanish allies need to pick off the smaller French units if they are to stand their...
   

Gone are the Leaves
Anne Donovan
Feilamort can remember very little of his childhood before he became a choir boy in the home of the Laird and his French wife. Feilamort has one of the finest voices in the land. It is a gift he believes...
   

Gloria
Kerry Young
Jamaica, 1938. Gloria Campbell is sixteen years old when a single violent act changes her life forever. She and her younger sister flee their hometown to forge a new life in Kingston. As all around them the city convulses with...
   

Ghost Girl
Lesley Thomson
It is a year since her father's death, but Stella Darnell has not moved on. She still cleans his house every day, leaving it spotless as if he might return. Terry Darnell was Detective Chief Superintendent at Hammersmith police station,...
   

The Flower Plantation
Nora Anne Brown
Arthur Baptiste knows little of Rwanda's past and is unaware of its emerging troubles. He lives with his half-Tutsi, half-Belgian father and English mother on a flower plantation, where he talks to no one - not even the butterflies he...
   

Crucible of Gold
Naomi Novik
Naomi Novik's stunning series of novels follow the global adventures of Captain William Laurence and his fighting dragon Temeraire as they are thrown together to fight for Britain during the turbulent time of the Napoleonic Wars. Former Aerial Corps captain...
   

Caught
Lisa Moore
A tale of drug running, of a couple of ineffectual lads, one who keeps getting caught, of undercover cops, a strange loyalty and great adventure. Slaney and Hearn are in it together but luck is not on their side until...
   

Broken Angels
Graham Masterton
One cold spring morning in County Cork, two fishermen find a bundle of rags floating in the Blackwater River: the mutilated corpse of a retired music teacher. His hands and feet are bound, and his neck bears the mark of...
   

Boys and Girls
Joseph Connolly
Susan wants another husband. Which comes as a shock to the current one. 'But not instead of you, Alan, my sugar - as well as. You see?' Yet once Susan has brazenly commandeered her boss's rich, elderly hand, Alan finds...
   

The Scandalous Duchess
Anne O'Brien
Before the Tudors came the most shocking affair in Royal history...1372: The Savoy Palace, London. Katherine Swynford is back in court for the first time since becoming a widow. John of Gaunt, Plantagenet Prince and newly married, is waiting for...
   

The Son
Philipp Meyer
Part epic of Texas, part classic coming-of-age story, part unflinching portrait of the bloody price of power, The Son is an utterly transporting novel that maps the legacy of violence in the American West through the lives of the McCulloughs,...
   

Fly Away
Kristin Hannah
Celebrity news reporter and presenter, Tully Hart, has hit rock bottom. Kate Ryan had been her best friend for more than thirty years. They'd lived, laughed, danced and cried together. Kate had been her anchor, and now Tully was cast...
   

Four Warned
Jeffrey Archer
**A Quick Read from the number one bestselling writer and author of Kane and Abel** These four short stories from a master storyteller are packed full of twists and turns. In Stuck on You, Jeremy finds out exactly the best...
   

The Fire Witness
Lars Kepler
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. The third case for controversial Swedish cop Joona Linna, by husband and wife Alexander and Alexandra Ahndoril writing as Lars Kepler. The books, which began with The...
   


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African Sky
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Europe in Autumn
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