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Tiger Milk
Stefanie de Velasco
September 2014 Debut of the Month and eBook of the Month. A scary coming-of-age tale set in Berlin which has been a huge bestseller in...
   

A Place for Us: Part 2
Harriet Evans
September 2014 eBook of the Month. Wonderfully tantalising and entirely captivating, the second part of A Place for Us more than lives up to expectations....
   

Other Featured eBooks this Month


Bring Me Home
Alan Titchmarsh
September 2014 Book of the Month. A big, sprawling family saga revolving around a Scottish castle and estate. We have births, deaths and marriages galore; tragedy, mysterious students and skulduggery. The head of...
   

Daughter
Jane Shemilt
September 2014 Book of the Month. A tale of abduction/murder/disappearance? We the reader know not and so the tension and mystery builds. It is about a medical couple with three children, prosperous, hardworking,...
   

The Secret Place
Tana French
September 2014 Book of the Month. A stunning murder mystery, yes, Tana French has awards that say so, but as with all her novels it is so much more. An exploration of friendship,...
   

The Aftermath
Rhidian Brook
September 2014 Book of the Month. World War II is an all too written about period of history but Brook manages to find a fresh take in this exquisite novel. It’s 1946 and...
   

The Crimson Ribbon
Katherine Clements
September 2014 Debut of the Month. Straddling the end of the Civil War and the death of Charles I, this is an interesting portrayal of...
   

The Undertaking
Audrey Magee
September 2014 Debut of the Month. Shortlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. An exceptional and totally engrossing debut novel, viewing WWII from an...
   

Man at the Helm
Nina Stibbe
September 2014 Debut of the Month. Fabulously funny, sharp and yet also touching and poignant, this semi-autobiographical novel from Nina Stibbe is wonderfully captivating and...
   

We are Not Ourselves
Matthew Thomas
September 2014 Debut of the Month. The life of Eileen Tumulty from 1951 to 2011, starting when she is 9 and from her point of...
   

The Night the Rich Men Burned
Malcolm Mackay
Maxim Jakubowski September 2014 Highly Recommended. Acclaimed and garlanded with awards and nominations for his debut Glasgow underworld trilogy which began with The Necessary Death of Lewis Winter, Malcolm Mackay now serves...
   

Gabriel's Clock
Hilton Pashley
This fast-paced debut novel tells how Jonathan, the only half-angel, half- demon in the universe, sets out to find the mysterious Gabriel’s clock which has gone missing. Protected by his parent’s, Jonathan has been brought up to think that he...
   

Messenger of Fear
Michael Grant
Warning: if you only like lovely, gentle, sweet books, read this at your peril! This is painful, often uncomfortable, yet utterly fascinating… this is quite simply a novel to bury yourself in. Mara finds herself in a frightening new world,...
   

The Fault in Our Stars
John Green
You’ve probably already read the novel and seen the film but this beautiful foil hardback gift edition will be the icing on your bookshelf or that of another Fault in our Stars addict. An amazing novel. The Fault in Our Stars...
   

The Black Life - A Novel of Jewish Collaborators in the Holocaust
Paul Johnston
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Prolific Scottish crime writer Paul Johnston lives in Greece and his long-established and now resurrected Alex Mavros series features a half-Greek and half-Scots private sleuth who specialises in...
   

Mothers of the Disappeared: a J. McNee Mystery Set in Scotland
Russel D. McLean
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. The Dundee-based A.J. McNee series reaches its fourth volume. McNee is a former cop and disgraced private investigator whose life has been marked by a distinct streak of...
   

Artefacts of the Dead
Tony Black
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Although born in Australia, Tony Black was brought up in Scotland and his voice resounds powerful and authentic. D.I. Bob Valentine, a particularly troubled species of cop, is...
   

Dark Road
Ian Rankin, Mark Thomson
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Ian Rankin might have taken a year off from writing novels, but this second offering (following his collection of Rebus stories) offers a new insight into his talent,...
   

No Safe House
Linwood Barclay
A sequel to No Time for Goodbye but you can enjoy this without knowledge of that. It concerns the Archer family, Terry, Cynthia and daughter Grace. Seven years ago (first book) they suffered an ordeal which is still affecting their...
   

Of Winter's Cost
Geoff Akers
Oh my word! This is an impactive, fascinating and authoritative work of fiction bound by research into two of the most harrowing human issues in the world at this time, that of oppression and genocide. Simply and starkly told, this...
   

If I Stay
Gayle Forman
Gripping, heartrending and ultimately life-affirming, If I Stay is a haunting novel about the power of love and loss – a story that won’t quite let you go. It will make you appreciate all that you have, all that you've...
   

The Madness of July
James Naughtie
A tale of spying and political machinations as a new British ambassador to Washington is about to be announced. There are several candidates who must be whistle clean. A mid-ranking government minister with a past in the secret service is...
   

The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd
Divided into two first-person, alternating narration, this is strong stuff. One first person, Sarah Grimke, is the daughter of a rich, influential Charleston family in early 19th century Southern America. The second narrative is Handful, one of their slaves. Sarah...
   

Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn
The book that has taken the world by storm, now a huge film starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Peake. Brilliant, scintillating, dark and manipulative, packed with twists and turns this is every bit as good as everyone says it is....
   

Buried Angels
Camilla Lackberg
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 gives you a back story over the generations from 1908 to today but...
   

J
Howard Jacobson
Shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2014. For thirty years Jacobson has stuck to his roots, mining his own life for material … until now for, with this book, he has switched to making things up. The result is a triumph....
   

White Feathers
Susan Lanigan
Don’t be tricked into thinking this is a ‘Cinderella’ story, the first part, so gently and simply told by the author, almost lulls you into a false sense of security before World War One sticks it’s fearsome and harrowing boot...
   

The Sandman
Lars Kepler
This is a powerhouse of a read, it will tempt and cajole you into reading faster and faster, the last page will whisper seductively to you but hold on firmly to your horses and enjoy the wild ride....
   

This is Where I Leave You
Jonathan Tropper
Tropper’s comic novel about American life has now been made into a film starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey and Jane Fonda. It is a delightful rom-com as four very different, slightly estranged siblings are forced back into the family home...
   

Seeing Other People
Mike Gayle
Clever and touching, this is a book about love, trust and the reality of bringing up a family. As loveable, weary Joe tells his emotional story, you will find yourself alternately wanting to slap his self-pity then hug...
   

The Wildflower Path
Sarah Harrison
The past crashes across all four generations of this now extended family which we first met in The Flowers of the Field and gathered more about in A Flower That’s Free, but fear not, for you will thoroughly...
   

The Fortune Hunter
Daisy Goodwin
A lovely Victorian saga incorporating many real characters and illustrating the development of the female role in society. Our protagonist, Charlotte Baird’s ambition is to be a photographer and her reputation grows among the wealthy for she is indeed one...
   

The Art of Baking Blind
Sarah Vaughan
With most of us besotted by The Great British Bake Off this lovely book comes to further nurture our appetite. It is indeed about baking, but its heart is about relationships, about being wives and mothers. It’s a dual-time telling...
   

The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Richard Flanagan
Shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2014. Forever after, there were for them only two sorts of men: the men who were on the Line, and the rest of humanity, who were not. In the despair of a Japanese POW camp...
   

Dead Men's Bones
James Oswald
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. In quick succession, affable full-time farmer and writer James Oswald's Inspector Tony Mclean mysteries have captured a large audience and we've already reached his fourth case in Dead...
   

We are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Karen Joy Fowler
Shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2014. The effects on a family of a young sister who disappears. It is a good third of the way through the book before you find out what it’s all about and I do hope...
   

To Rise Again at a Decent Hour
Joshua Ferris
Shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2014. Joshua Ferris' dazzling new novel To Rise Again at a Decent Hour is about the meaning of life, the certainty of death, and the importance of good oral hygiene. There's nothing like a dental...
   

The Lives of Others
Neel Mukherjee
Shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2014. 'Ma, I feel exhausted with consuming, with taking and grabbing and using. I am so bloated that I feel I cannot breathe any more. I am leaving to find some air, some place where...
   

The Thread
Victoria Hislop
This is an enthralling novel from the million-copy bestselling author of The Island and The Return. Victoria Hislop is brilliant at setting the scene so you, the reader, really believe you're right there amongst the characters in a...
   

The Hundred-Foot Journey
Richard C. Morais
Completely and utterly delightful, this feels like a breath of fresh air (fresh air with vibrant notes of sizzling, aromatic piquancy). Hassan’s family leave Mumbai and embark on a journey that finishes and then starts anew in France. So simply...
   

Under a Mackerel Sky
Rick Stein
Rick Stein didn’t follow the usual route to becoming a top Chef, but with a defunct nightclub on his hands he reopened it as a restaurant, his first foothold in Padstow. Good fortune followed when he was spotted in a...
   

Saints of the Shadow Bible
Ian Rankin
Rebus is back on the force after his time in cold case investigations but he has been demoted to Detective Sergeant. He has also mellowed, lost his spark so do not look for the old Rebus, just enjoy Rankin’s involved,...
   

Wars of the Roses: Stormbird
Conn Iggulden
The first in a new series of the Wars of the Roses. Whereas the TV drama The White Queen looked at the period from the female point of view, this is the male’s angle. It tries to make sense of...
   

The Rosie Project
Graeme Simsion
A thoroughly charming book from this witty and intelligent Australian writer. Don leads a very ordered life. He does not consider himself odd, does not notice how much he shares with a group of children with Asperger’s syndrome, approaches everything...
   

The Girl with a Clock for a Heart
Peter Swanson
In a Boston bar, George Foss catches sight of a woman from his past, someone he has been trying to forget ever since, as much in love with as in dread of her. When she asks for his help, he...
   

The Bone Clocks
David Mitchell
Longlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2014. This is a big story on a huge canvas. If you are a David Mitchell fan then you are in for a treat. If new to him then be prepared to be blown away....
   

Before I Go to Sleep
S. J. Watson
A stylish, gripping and surprising thriller, which is now a film starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth. Christine suffers from a strange amnesia which means that each day starts afresh with no memories of the one before. Cared for by...
   

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Claire North
Maxim Jakubowski Highly Recommended. In her recent and rightly praised Life After Life, Kate Atkinson revisited the eternal theme of 'what would you do if you could live again?'. Not a new...
   

Entry Island
Peter May
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Following the undoubted popular success of his China-based thrillers, his Enzo Files set in France and the bestselling Lewis trilogy which highlighted the cold exotica of the Hebrides,...
   

Dexter's Final Cut
Jeff Lindsay
Above all, this book makes me sad as it is the last in the brilliant ‘Dexter’ series. Seldom, if ever, has the world seen a character like him. He lives on in the TV series but the two are rather...
   

Alarm Girl
Hannah Vincent
When 11-year-old Indigo and her older brother Robin arrive in South Africa to stay with their father, they find a luxury lifestyle that is a world away from their modest existence back in England. But Indigo is uneasy in the...
   

The Quick
Lauren Owen
You are about to discover the secrets of The Quick - But first, reader, you must travel to Victorian England, and there, in the wilds of Yorkshire, meet a brother and sister alone in the world, a pair bound by...
   

Remember, Remember
Lisa Cutts
This second book in the DC Nina Foster series (now optioned for a major TV drama) is a taut and gripping police procedural crime novel. When Nina returns to work after recovering from a near-fatal injury, she's supposed to be...
   

The Thing About December
Donal Ryan
'He heard Daddy one time saying he was a grand quiet boy to Mother when he thought Johnsey couldn't hear them talking. Mother must have been giving out about him being a gom and Daddy was defending him. He heard...
   

Perfidia
James Ellroy
It is December 6 1941. America stands at the brink of World War II. Last hopes for peace are shattered when Japanese squadrons bomb Pearl Harbor.
   

Enon
Paul Harding
Hailed as a masterpiece, Tinkers, Paul Harding's Pulitzer Prize-winning debut, is a modern classic. Here, in Enon, Harding follows a year in the life of Charlie Crosby as he tries to come to terms with a shattering personal tragedy. Grandson...
   

Don't Stand So Close
Luana Lewis
This is a lingering, compulsive debut novel that will keep you tightly in its grip. What would you do if a young girl knocked on your door and asked for your help? If it was snowing and she was freezing...
   

The Children Act
Ian McEwan
Fiona Maye is a leading High Court judge, presiding over cases in the family court. She is renowned for her fierce intelligence, exactitude and sensitivity. But her professional success belies private sorrow and domestic strife. There is the lingering regret...
   

The Beggar Maid
Dilly Court
This is the wonderfully nostalgic, vivid and compelling new novel from the Sunday Times top five bestselling author of A Loving Family. From the age of eight, sixteen-year-old Charity Crosse has been living rough with her grandfather and begging on...
   

The Thieves' Labyrinth
James McCreet
A death on Waterloo bridge, a body in the river near Wapping, a lady robbed on Wych Street - all common enough daily incidents in early Victorian London. But when an outrageous theft is committed at the port, the clues...
   

Southern Cross the Dog
Bill Cheng
When the Great Flood of 1927 devastates Mississippi, eight-year-old Robert Chatham loses everything. Robert's adventures in the brooding swamplands - from hard labour to imprisonment to thwarted love - are full of courage, danger and heartbreak. This is story of...
   

The Ruby Slippers
Keir Alexander
A remarkable and thought-provoking debut novel, which immediately becomes a compulsive read. Written with great eloquence, the tale transports you into an everyday reality filled with exquisite loss and longing. With harrowing memories of the savagery of Nazi Germany, tantalising...
   

The Mysterious Affair at Castaway House
Stephanie Lam
Stephanie Lam's stunning debut novel, The Mysterious Affair at Castaway House, is a gripping read laced with mystery, secrets and love. It's 1965 and eighteen year-old Rosie Churchill has run away to the beautiful but run-down Castaway House in the...
   

Sleep No More
Greg Iles
What if someone you loved - who you believed was murdered - came back into your life? This high-octane chiller from the No.1 New York Times bestseller 'gets under your skin, and then burrows deep' (Stephen King). Mallory Gray Chandler...
   

The Restoration of Otto Laird
Nigel Packer
Elderly retired architect Otto Laird lives a peaceful, if slightly bemused, existence in Switzerland with his second wife, Anika. Once renowned for his radical and controversial designs, he now spends his days communing with nature and writing eccentric (and un-posted)...
   

The Paying Guests
Sarah Waters
'There came the splash of water and the rub of heels as Mrs Barber stepped into the tub. After that there was a silence, broken only by the occasional echoey plink of drips from the tap...'Frances had been picturing her...
   

The Last Viking
Berwick Coates
With the death of Edward the Confessor, the crown of England is hanging in the balance. And in the north Harald Hadrada, the Norwegian Viking leader, is determined to take his chance of capturing the country. But Harold will not...
   

Ghost Moth
Michele Forbes
Katherine must choose between George Bedford - solid, reliable, devoted George - and Tom McKinley, who makes her feel alive. The reverberations of that summer - of the passions that were spilled, the lies that were told and the bargains...
   

The English Girl
Margaret Leroy
When seventeen-year-old Stella Whittaker is offered the chance to study at the Academy of Music in Vienna it's a dream-come-true, made possible by old family friends, Rainer and Marthe Kraus, who offer her a place to live. Seduced by the...
   

By Any Means
Chris Culver
At the end of a particularly gruelling summer day, Ash Rashid is heading home to his wife and kids when he discovers a pair of bodies, shot execution style, in the front seat of a crashed vehicle. As the first...
   

Monument to Murder
Mari Hannah
HE SELECTS. THEY DIE ...When skeletal remains are found beneath the fortified walls of an ancient castle on Northumberland's rugged coastline, DCI Kate Daniels calls on a forensic anthropologist to help identify the corpse. Meanwhile, newly widowed prison psychologist Emily...
   

The House of Journalists
Tim Finch
A fashionable house in a London terrace, the House of Journalists is renowned around the world as a place of refuge for exiled writers who have fallen foul of oppressive regimes. Run by Julian Snowman, successful writer and broadcaster, its...
   

The Visionist
Rachel Urquhart
'It was years before a Visionist came to the City of Hope. How could I have fathomed that her presence in our small, remote sanctuary - as unforeseen to her as to anyone - would change everything?' Massachusetts, 1842. Fifteen-year-old...
   

River God
Wilbur Smith
Ancient Egypt is the land of the Pharaohs, a kingdom built on gold as well as a legend shattered by greed. Now, the Valley of the Kings lies ravaged by war, drained of its lifeblood as weak men inherit the...
   

Exposure
Kathy Reichs
Tory Brennan - great niece of Dr Temperance Brennan - and the Virals return for their most terrifying adventure yet. Morris Island has barely had a chance to return to normality after the high profile trial of the Gamemaster, when...
   

Angelica's Smile
Andrea Camilleri
After sitting in the car on the hill for about ten minutes, Montalbano realized this was a big mistake. Because he didn't think at all about the investigation, the burglars, or Mr. Z. He thought about Angelica ...What had he...
   

Hunter-killer
Chris Ryan
Following a suicide bombing in central London, SAS hero Danny Black is recruited to be part of an assassination squad, directed by a joint MI5/MI6/CIA committee and tasked with hunting down and killing the terrorist cells believed to be planning...
   

Game Control
Lionel Shriver
From the Orange Prize-winning author of WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN comes a grimly comic tale of bad ideas and good intentions. With a deft, droll touch, Shriver highlights the hypocrisy of lofty intellectuals who would save humanity but...
   

The Memory Book
Rowan Coleman
When time is running out every moment is precious...When Claire starts to write her Memory Book, she already knows that this scrapbook of mementoes will soon be all her daughters and husband have of her. But how can she hold...
   

The Wake
Paul Kingsnorth
Longlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2014. Everyone knows the date of the Battle of Hastings. Far fewer people know what happened next...Set in the three years after the Norman invasion, The Wake tells the story of a fractured band of...
   

Orfeo
Richard Powers
Longlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2014. Seventy-year old avant-garde composer Peter Els opens the door one evening to find the police outside. His DIY microbiology lab - the latest experiment in his lifelong attempt to extract music from rich patterns...
   

The Dog
Joseph O'neill
Longlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2014. The new novel from Joseph O'Neill, his first since the Man Booker longlisted and PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction-winning 'Netherland'. In 2007, a New York attorney bumps into an old college buddy - and...
   

The Blazing World
Siri Hustvedt
Longlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2014. Artist Harriet Burden, consumed by fury at the lack of recognition she has received from the New York art establishment, embarks on an experiment: she hides her identity behind three male fronts who exhibit...
   

The Watcher
Charlotte Link
Carla Roberts lives alone in a high-rise in Hackney. The lift keeps stopping on her floor, but nobody gets out. Days later, she's found brutally murdered. Samson Segal has taken to spying on his neighbours, particularly beautiful and successful Gillian...
   

Maps: Their Untold Stories
Rose Mitchell, Andrew Janes
A map is a snapshot of a place, a city, a nation or even the world at a given point in time - fascinating for what they tell us about the way our ancestors saw themselves, their neighbours and their...
   

The Winter Guest
Pam Jenoff
How much is one girl prepared to lose in order to save a man's life? Helena and Ruth are sisters desperately trying to survive the war in a bitter remote region of Poland. Every day is a challenge to find...
   

Village Fortunes
Rebecca Shaw
Things are heating up in the village of Turnham Malpas. Now comfortably settled in the Big House, Johnny and Alice Templeton are over the moon at the arrival of their second son. But Johnny's roguish younger brother, Chris, is visiting...
   

The Victim
Kimberley Chambers
This is the final instalment in the thrilling trilogy which began with The Feud and The Traitor - perfect for fans of Martina Cole and Jessie Keane. Life is looking bleak for Frankie Mitchell - not only has she lost...
   

The Trader's Reward
Anna Jacobs
1871. When Fergus Deagan's wife dies in childbirth, she makes him promise to take their family to Western Australia to join his brother Bram, also to marry again. She's right. His young sons and newborn daughter do need a mother's...
   

To Die For
Phillip Hunter
A novel of vengeance and betrayal about a runaway twelve-year-old girl and her protector, Joe, a broken down ex-soldier who has turned his face from the world. It is easy to be anonymous in the city. Make no ties. Work,...
   

Tales from the Dance Floor
Craig Revel Horwood
In this new paperback edition, bringing all the gossip (from on and off stage) bang up to date, Craig Revel Horwood reveals some sensational stories from his life and times in TV and theatre. The true star of Strictly Come...
   

Storm Front
John Sandford
In Israel, a man clutching a backpack searches desperately for a boat. In Minnesota, Virgil Flowers gets a message from Lucas Davenport: You're about to get a visitor. It's an Israeli cop, and she's tailing a man who's smuggled out...
   

Stone Bruises
Simon Beckett
'Somebody!' I half-sob and then, more quietly, 'Please.' The words seem absorbed by the afternoon heat, lost amongst the trees. In their aftermath, the silence descends again. I know then that I'm not going anywhere...Sean is on the run. We...
   

Station Eleven
Emily St. John Mandel
DAY ONE The Georgia Flu explodes over the surface of the earth like a neutron bomb. News reports put the mortality rate at over 99%. WEEK TWO Civilization has crumbled. YEAR TWENTY A band of actors and musicians called the...
   

The Soldier's Daughter
Rosie Goodwin
A family pulled apart. A love silenced...For as long as Briony Valentine can remember she has been soft on Eddie, the boy next door. But their chance of romance is stifled when the Luftwaffe begin dropping bombs on the midlands....
   

The Second World War
Antony Beevor
The Second World War began in August 1939 on the edge of Manchuria and ended there exactly six years later with the Soviet invasion of northern China. The war in Europe appeared completely divorced from the war in the Pacific...
   

The School Gate Survival Guide
Kerry Fisher
A hilarious, straight-talking read for fans of Fiona Neill and Gill Hornby's 'The Hive'. Previously published as 'The Class Ceiling'. Feisty Maia Etxeleku is a cleaner for ladies who lunch. She spends her life wiping up spilt Sauvignon and hoovering...
   

Roseblood
Paul Doherty
England, 1455: a kingdom on the brink of civil war. The Red Rose: King Henry of Lancaster's days are numbered. Deemed unfit for rule, even by his own mother, he surely cannot last on the throne for long. Simon Roseblood...
   

Red Rising
Pierce Brown
Ender's Game meets The Hunger Games in this, the first in an extraordinary trilogy from an incredible new voice. Darrow is a Helldiver, one of a thousand men and women who live in the vast caves beneath the surface of...
   

Printer's Devil Court
Susan Hill
One murky November evening after a satisfying meal in their Fleet Street lodgings, a conversation between four medical students takes a curious turn and Hugh is initiated into a dark secret. In the cellar of their narrow lodgings in Printer's...
   

Postcards from the Past
Marcia Willett
Can you ever escape your family ties? Siblings Billa and Ed share their beautiful, grand old childhood home in rural Cornwall. Their lives are uncomplicated. With family and friends nearby and their free and easy living arrangements, life seems as...
   

The Poppy Factory
Liz Trenow
A captivating story of two young women, bound together by the tragedy of two very different wars. Perfect for fans of Katie Flynn and Maureen Lee. With the end of the First World War, Rose is looking forward to welcoming...
   

The Poet and the Private Eye
Rob Gittins
New York.1953.A private investigator takes on a tail job, his quarry a newly-arrived visitor from the UK. The private eye has never heard of him, but he will.The mark is a Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas.And in...
   

Pieces of You
Ella Harper
As compelling and powerful as Jojo Moyes and Liane Moriarty, PIECES OF YOU is a heart-rending, haunting and ultimately life-affirming novel about a love tested to its limits. The perfect marriage. A devastating secret. An impossible choice. Lucy was always...
   

One Last Dance
Judith Lennox
For fans of Downton Abbey and MY LAST DUCHESS...'Times change, and sometimes for the better...' As the twentieth century draws to a close, Esme Reddaway knows that she must uncover the truth. A truth that began during the First World...
   

Mean Streak
Sandra Brown
Hayes Bannock is a Texas Ranger, a natural lawman who is tough, taciturn, perceptive, and guarded. Several years ago, his life was derailed by a tragic chain of events, including the death of his wife in a car accident. Now...
   

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...
   

The Long Fall
Julia Crouch
How far would you go to protect your secrets? Greece, 1980 Emma takes part in a shattering, violent event. An event to which she is anything but an innocent bystander. She is only eighteen, but this marks her fall from...
   

The Last Refuge
Craig Robertson
You can run from your past but you can never hide from yourself When John Callum arrives on the Faroe Islands, determined to sever all ties with his previous life and make a new start, he is surprised by how...
   

The Last Dark
Stephen Donaldson
The bestselling fantasy series from one of the biggest names in the genre comes to an unforgettable conclusion. This is the final volume of the epic Chronicles of Thomas Covenant - one of the keynote works of modern fantasy. Compelled...
   

In Search of Lost Frogs
Robin Moore
On August 9, 2010, 33 teams from 21 countries were dispatched to search for the Lost Frogs identified by Conservation International. On their list were a host of species including, in the top ten most wanted, the Rio Pescado Stubfoot...
   

The Idea of Him
Holly Peterson
From the New York Times bestselling author of THE MANNY comes a vibrant novel of love, life lessons and learning to trust yourself Allie Crawford has the life she always dreamed of - a career at a high-profile PR firm;...
   

The Homesman
Glendon Swarthout
The Homesman is a devastating, humane story of early pioneers to America's West in the 1850's. It celebrates the ones we hear nothing of-the brave women whose hearts and minds were broken by that life of bitter hardship. When a...
   

Help for the Haunted
John Searles
It begins with a call one snowy February night. Lying in her bed, fourteen-year-old Sylvie Mason overhears her parents on the phone across the hall. This is not the first late-night call they have received, since her mother and father...
   

Head of State
Andrew Marr
The first novel from Britain's most celebrated political commentator is a gleefully twisted take on what goes on behind the door of 10 Downing Street. It's September 2017, and the United Kingdom is on the verge of a crucial referendum...
   

The Devil in the Marshalsea
Antonia Hodgson
WINNER OF THE CWA HISTORICAL DAGGER AWARD 2014. Longlisted for the John Creasey Dagger Award for best debut crime novel of 2014. London, 1727 - and Tom Hawkins is about to fall from his heaven of card games, brothels and coffee-houses...
   

Dear Thief
Samantha Harvey
In the middle of a winter's night, a woman wraps herself in a blanket, picks up a pen and starts writing to an estranged friend. In answer to a question you asked a long time ago, she writes, and so...
   

Counting the Days
Benita Brown
After the fall of France, three young evacuees from the east end of Newcastle are sent to the safety of a country village. Billeted in a grand house with a spinster and her niece, Hazel, Irene and Carol's futures will...
   

The Child Bride
Cathy Glass
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Beloved Enemy
Eric Van Lustbader
The Secretary of Homeland Security has been shot dead at his home in Washington. The last man to see him alive? Special Agent Jack McClure. Secretary Denis Paull had information so sensitive, it cost him his life. But, before he...
   

Away from You
Kay Langdale
When Monica is offered a three-month placement in LA, she knows that for the sake of her career she must accept it - even though it means leaving behind nine-year-old Ruby, toddler Luca and her husband Daniel. She hires Ursula...
   

Ashes in the Wind
Christopher Bland
Two boys are growing up in County Kerry, Irish Tomas Sullivan and Anglo-Irish James Burke, close friends from different tribes. This is Ireland in 1919, and their friendship will be torn apart in the War of Independence and in the...
   

Moth and Spark
Anne Leonard
He's cursed with an impossible task. She's blessed with magical visions. Together they can save a divided Empire. Prince Corin has been given the task of freeing the dragons from their bondage to the Empire. However, it seems that that...
   

The Blunders of Our Governments
Anthony King, Ivor Crewe
'Fascinating and zeitgeisty.' David Aaronovitch, The Times 'Must be read by every incumbent and wannabe representative of the people.' The Herald, best books of 2013 'Two of our most brilliant political analysts focus entertainingly on an endless succession of great...
   

The Story of You
Katy Regan
There is no story of me without the story of you I want to explain it all to you. How this happened. How that summer - the summer I was 16 - made me the person I am today. I...
   

History of the Rain
Niall Williams
Longlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2014. 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...
   


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Sahar Delijani
Post-revolutionary Iran, 1983-2011, and three women prisoners’ lives are torn apart. Through linked stories we follow the utter pain of many characters as they try to find some sense in...
 
 
 


The Dogs of Littlefield
Suzanne Berne
This is longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2014. Littlefield, Massachusetts: home to psychologists, college professors and their over-achieving children, and recently lauded as one of the Ten...
 
 
 


Every Short Story by Alasdair Gray 1951-2012
Alasdair Gray
Containing sixteen tales that were published in 1983 with the title Unlikely Stories, Mostly, this collection also includes fifty-seven tales from later books, as well as sixteen new ones.
 
 
 


First We Take Manhattan
Colette Caddle
Identical twins, Sinead and Sheila Fields, have always done everything together and so, after graduating in millinery, they decide to open their own hat shop. It's a small business but...
 
 
 


Gone for Good
David Bell
Elizabeth Hampton has not spoken to her mother in weeks when she gets the phone call. Her mother has been found dead under suspicious circumstances. But who would want to...
 
 
 


The Good Girl
Mary Kubica
August 2014 Debut of the Month. A memorable and riveting thriller of a mystery novel,...
 
 
 


The King's Curse
Philippa Gregory
The riveting story of Margaret Pole, daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, and was one of the few surviving members of the Plantagenet dynasty after the Wars of the Roses....
 
 
 


Lovestruck
Julia Llewellyn
An excellent book that speeds along at a cracking pace with an involved plot and great characters. What more can you ask for? It traces a whirlwind romance, an early...
 
 
 


The Proposal
Tasmina Perry
August 2014 Book of the Month. A tale of an unlikely friendship and hard lessons well learned. Amy, bruised by a failed relationship,...
 
 
 


Vagabond
Gerald Seymour
The great thriller writer returns to Northern Ireland, the setting of his first novel, Harry’s Game, for this, his thirtieth book. He is ace, although this is not his...
 
 
 


The Winter Foundlings
Kate Rhodes
The girl was lying on the steps of the Foundling Museum, dressed all in white. Four girls have disappeared in North London. Three are already dead. Britain's most prolific child...
 
 
 


The Silent Boy
Andrew Taylor
From the No. 1 bestselling author of THE AMERICAN BOY comes a brilliant new historical thriller set during the French Revolution. Paris, 1792. Terror reigns as the city writhes in...
 
 
 


California
Edan Lepucki
The sunshine state lies in darkness. Los Angeles is in ruins, left to the angels now. And the world Cal and Frida have always known is gone. Cal and Frida...
 
 
 


Child of the Mersey
Annie Groves
A brand new series from the bestselling author of A Christmas Promise. Perfect for fans of Katie Flynn. For the ordinary people of Empire Street, life will never be the...
 
 
 


The Christmas Party
Carole Matthews
Another great romp from this fab author. The party of the title is an office party in a very posh country house hotel with no expense spared, including a free...
 
 
 


Alphabet House
Jussi Adler-Olsen
August 2014 eBook of the Month. Absolutely fascinating and riveting, this powerful read draws you...
 
 
 


What Would Mary Berry Do?
Claire Sandy
Marie Dunwoody doesn't want for much in life. She has a lovely husband, three wonderful children, and a business of her own. Except, her cupcakes are crap. Her meringues are...
 
 
 


The Hundred-Foot Journey
Richard C. Morais
Completely and utterly delightful, this feels like a breath of fresh air (fresh air with vibrant notes of sizzling, aromatic piquancy). Hassan’s family leave Mumbai and embark on a journey...
 
 
 


The Biscuit Girls
Hunter Davies
Ivy, Dulcie, Barbara, Ann, Dorothy and Jean all had different reasons for applying to work at Carr's biscuits, but once they had put on their overalls and walked through the...
 
 
 


Csardas
Diane Pearson
CSARDAS - taken from the name of the Hungarian national dance - follows the fortunes of the enchanting Ferenc sisters from their glittering beginnings in aristocratic Hungary, through the traumas...
 
 
 


Welcome to Meantime
Murray Davies
August 2014 eBook of the Month. This is a book to make real coppers and...
 
 
 


Black Box
Cassia Leo
To tell you too much about this book would be to risk ruining the heartbreaking pleasure of reading it. A bittersweet romance between two very damaged people, hopefully you will...
 
 
 


Birdsong
Sebastian Faulks
Editor's Comments: Since its publication in 1993 Birdsong has established itself as one of the most important novels of recent years. A novel that brings alive the horrors of war and...
 
 
 


The Death of Bunny Munro
Nick Cave
The world is a hard place to be good in...Struggling to keep a grip on reality after his wife's death, Bunny Munro does the only thing he can think of:...
 
 
 


The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two
Catherynne M. Valente
The third story in this best-selling series about September and her magical adventures in Fairyland. Back from her second adventure, September finds keeping the secret of the enchanting world of...
 
 
 


Siege and Storm
Leigh Bardugo
A sequel to Shadow and Bone, the first instalment of the epic trilogy, The Grisha. Set in the vividly creative and imaginatively rich world of the Grisha, a new...
 
 
 


Ruin and Rising
Leigh Bardugo
In the final episode of the powerful and all-consuming The Grisha sequence, Alina has one last chance to destroy the Darkling. To do so she needs to find the firebird....
 
 
 


What's Up with Jody Barton?
Hayley Long
A love triangle is always going to be messy but when a love triangle involves twin sisters then that is going to mean trouble but that's not all. One of...
 
 
 


One Night: Promised
Jodi Ellen Malpas
Livy notices him the moment he walks into the coffee shop. He's heart-stoppingly stunning, with a blue-eyed gaze so piercing she's almost too distracted to take his order. When he...
 
 
 


The Broken Eye
Brent Weeks
As the old gods awaken and satrapies splinter, the Chromeria races to find the only man who might still end a civil war before it engulfs the known world. But...
 
 
 


Visions
Kelley Armstrong
Omens, the first instalment in Kelley Armstrong's exciting new series, introduced Olivia Taylor-Jones, daughter of notorious serial killers, and Gabriel Walsh, the self-serving, morally ambiguous lawyer who became her unlikely...
 
 
 


Tomorrow and Tomorrow
Thomas Sweterlitsch
Maxim Jakubowski's Book of the Month. Heralded as a mix of Philip K. Dick, William Burroughs and Raymond Chandler, this splendid slice of...
 
 
 


The Last Room
Danuta Reah
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. When Anya, a major witness at a trial, falls to her death in a Polish city, her father...
 
 
 


Half World
Scott O'Connor
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Inspired by reports of the CIA's clandestine mind control experiments in the 1960s, this powerful literary thriller follows...
 
 
 


Harry's Game
Gerald Seymour
A British cabinet minister is gunned down on a London street by an IRA assassin. In the wake of national outcry, the authorities must find the hitman. But the trail...
 
 
 


The Unknown Soldier
Gerald Seymour
I don’t think that Gerald Seymour’s plot-driven thrillers have wavered in their excellence since he started with Harry’s Game and The Glory Boys, but somewhere along his distinguished...
 
 
 


Escape
Dominique Manotti
Maxim Jakubowski Highly Recommended. A past winner of the Crime Writers' Association International Dagger, Manotti is a French academic and crime writer with...
 
 
 


Kill Baxter
Charlie Human
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Teenage involuntary super hero, Baxter Zevcenko was first introduced in the manic Apocalypse Now Now, which managed to...
 
 
 


Shadow and Bone
Leigh Bardugo
The first in an epic trilogy, Shadow and Bone follows Alina, as she attempts to discover who she really is and what her powers are, in the hope of rescuing...
 
 
 


The Bird That Did Not Sing
Alex Gray
2014: The Commonwealth Games are coming to Glasgow and security is extra tight, particularly after a mysterious bomb explodes in nearby rural Stirlingshire. As the opening ceremony for the Games...
 
 
 


Let's Get Lost
Adi Alsaid
One girl could change four lives forever...Mysterious Leila, who is on the road trip of a lifetime, has a habit of crashing into people's worlds at the moment they need...
 
 
 


Isla and the Happily Ever After
Stephanie Perkins
Best-selling Stephanie Perkins adds a new chapter to a romantic series she began with Anna and the French Kiss. When Isla meets Josh in a café in Manhattan she hopes...
 
 
 


What's the Drama, Malibu Bennet?
Michelle Gayle
Michelle Gayle’s trilogy, if which this is the third and finals one, addresses real-life concerns of teenagers including career, family relationships and romance. Written in a popular diary format with...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed The Moment Collector
Jodi Lynn Anderson
Bestselling Jodi Lynn Anderson tells a mesmerising story of the complications of teen romance against a chilling backdrop of multiple murders. Newly arrived to live in a ramshackle house on...
 
 
 


Spring Tide
Cilla Borjlind, Rolf Borjlind
A rookie cop investigating an unsolved, gruesome, murder from 24 years ago unknowingly stirs a dangerous cocktail of people and events. The authors are well known screen writers and penned...
 
 
 

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