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If You Were Me
Sheila O'Flanagan
July 2014 Book of the Month and eBook of the Month. A very classic Sheila O’Flanagan tale with a strong message and a charming tale of will she/won’t she while we know exactly...
   

The Darkest Hour
Barbara Erskine
July 2014 eBook of the Month. What can I say about this fabulous book? That it is classic Erskine time-slip drama of passion and incident;...
   

In Love and War
Alex Preston
July 2014 eBook of the Month. A remarkably captivating book that starts as a slow-burner then sparks into an absolute firecracker of a read. The...
   

The Swimmer
Joakim Zander
July 2014 Debut of the Month and eBook of the Month. Written in several voices and dual-time, this is one of those thrillers that you...
   

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We are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Karen Joy Fowler
July 2014 MEGA Book of the Month. 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...
   

The Miniaturist
Jessie Burton
Maxim Jakubowski's Book of the Month. A superlative debut novel that combines the complexity and atmosphere of the best historical tales with a touching meditation on the nature of art and its organic...
   

Young God
Katherine Faw Morris
Maxim Jakubowski Highly Recommended. Elliptical and powerful, this savage novel follows the blighted life of Nikki, a wild teenager in North Carolina on the run from a children's home seeking refuge with her...
   

The Rain
Virginia Bergin
A dystopian story told with the refreshing addition of a dollop of good humour. Ruby thinks nothing of it when it begins to rain. Why should she? But, what she doesn’t know is that just one drop is all it...
   

The Night Watchman
Richard Zimler
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A chilling psychological mystery set in Lisbon that follows the dogged path of local Chief Inspector Henrique Monroe through striking crime scenes, political corruption and sexual violence to...
   

The Sun is God
Adrian McKinty
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Alongside Ken Bruen and Stuart Neville, McKinty sits atop the Irish contemporary crime writing scene, so this comes as a pleasant surprise: a quirky historical mystery, based on...
   

Carnal Acts
Sam Alexander
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A mixed blood female London homicide detective, wounded in a botched operation, is sidelined to a newly-formed police force in North East England. Paired with a cancer survivor,...
   

Girl Seven
Hanna Jameson
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Jameson's London Underground series began explosively with her CWA Dagger shortlisted Something You Are which fizzled with energy and dark undertones. Her new novel is similarly...
   

Will You Remember Me?
Amanda Prowse
This is an extremely moving book which deals with the difficult issue of coping with impending death for the sick person and for their family and friends. Poppy is only 32, an army wife dreaming of setting up a...
   

Reasons She Goes to the Woods
Deborah Kay Davies
A sometimes uncomfortable yet utterly compelling read that shreds and shatters conventional thought processes and feelings. The surprise when you open the book and start to read is your first hint of the distinctive tale to come. The author builds...
   

Glimpse
Kendra Leighton
A poem from the past is woven into this haunting contemporary story in which a teenager tries to come to terms with her grief after the death of her mother. Liz wants to be normal but she is haunted by...
   

The Professionals
Owen Laukkanen
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Four bright university friends turn to professional kidnapping for profit in a failing job market. All goes well with this new business venture until the day they kidnap...
   

The Hundred-year-old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
Jonas Jonasson
It all starts on the one-hundredth birthday of Allan Karlsson. Sitting quietly in his room in an old people's home, he is waiting for the party he-never-wanted-anyway to begin. The Mayor is going to be there.
   

Channel Blue
Jay Martel
'Skip the blurbs and just start reading this very funny book' MICHAEL MOORE Earth used to be Galaxy Entertainment's most lucrative show. The inhabitants of the Western Galaxy - the saviest, richest demographic in the Milky Way - just couldn't...
   

Barracuda
Christos Tsiolkas
After the huge success of his novel The Slap it is often difficult for an author to follow with another as good. Tsiolkas has succeeded in doing just that. Set in Australia and Scotland, the novel explores the problems...
   

England's 100 Best Views
Simon Jenkins
Our crowded little country still has the power to amaze as the 100 views chosen by Simon Jenkins shows so well. There is the grand landscape, the coastal scene but also the village and city, a diversity of scene made...
   

Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn
Winner of the Specsavers International Author of the Year 2013. 'What are you thinking, Amy?' The question I've asked most often during our marriage, if not out loud, if not to the person who could answer.
   

Bittersweet
Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
One perfect family. Too many perfect lies. In every glossy picture of the American society pages, there's an Ev Winslow. Disarmingly beautiful, and - naturally - tall, athletic, with a smile that's perfect. Small-town Mabel Dagmar has never known anyone...
   

Power Games
Victoria Fox
The most exclusive invitation of the year has been issued; the supermodel, the thief, the senator, the heiress, the paparazzo, the pop prince and the playboy board a private jet. Destination: paradise. SEVEN DEADLY SINNERS Someone is watching. Someone who...
   

The Italian Girl
Lucinda Riley
This is a tale of passion and betrayal from bestselling author Lucinda Riley - first published under the name Lucinda Edmonds. Rosanna Menici is just eleven years old when she meets Roberto Rossini, the man who will change her life...
   

The Weight of Blood
Laura McHugh
This is a gripping debut psychological crime novel about family lies and dark secrets in an isolated community as a series of women go missing. People still whisper about Lucy Dane's mother who vanished years ago from the town of...
   

Sycamore Row
John Grisham
Jake Brigance has never met Seth Hubbard, or even heard of him, until the old man's suicide note names him attorney for his estate. The will is dynamite. Seth has left ninety per cent of his vast, secret fortune to...
   

The Signature of All Things
Elizabeth Gilbert
From the moment Alma Whittaker steps into the world, everything about life intrigues her. Instilled with an unquenchable sense of wonder by her father, a botanical explorer and the richest man in the New World, Alma is raised in a...
   

Shovel Ready
Adam Sternbergh
Spademan used to be a garbage man. That was before the dirty bomb hit Times Square, before his wife was killed, before New York became a burnt-out shell. Now the wealthy spend their days tapped into virtual reality; the rest...
   

Rome's Fallen Eagle
Robert Fabbri
Rome, AD41. Caligula has been assassinated and the Praetorian Guard have proclaimed Claudius Emperor - but his position is precarious. His three freedmen, Narcissus, Pallas and Callistus, must find a way to manufacture a quick victory for Claudius - but...
   

The Republic of Thieves
Scott Lynch
After their adventures on the high seas, Locke and Jean are brought back to earth with a thump. Jean is mourning the loss of his lover and Locke must live with the fallout of crossing the all-powerful magical assassins, the...
   

Prayer
Philip Kerr
A chilling modern horror story in which the source of the horror is totally unexpected - and utterly terrifying. Special Agent Gil Martins investigates domestic terrorism for the Houston FBI. Once a religious man, now his job makes him question...
   

Omens
Kelley Armstrong
Olivia Jones has lived a life of privilege and good fortune. But on the eve of her wedding she discovers two shocking facts. One - she was adopted. Two - her biological parents are notorious serial killers. A young woman...
   

The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Richard Flanagan
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 on the Burma Death Railway, surgeon...
   

Little Mercies
Heather Gudenkauf
As a veteran social worker, Ellen Moore has seen it all - the vilest acts one person can commit against another. The only thing that gets her through the workday is knowing her job helps children. That, and her family:...
   

Lion Heart
Justin Cartwright
Richard remembers his recently-deceased father, Alaric, as a delusional hippy, who saw himself as an intellectual and historian. Following in his father's footsteps, Richard travels to Jerusalem where he falls deeply in love with Noor, a beautiful but mysterious Canadian-Arab...
   

Lie of You
Jane Lythell
One woman's fear is a another woman's weapon... When I look back on my relationship with Kathy I marvel at how naive she was, how little she knew. But then, she always thought she had everything: the job; the baby;...
   

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...
   

Letters from Skye
Jessica Brockmole
18 June, 1940. Oh, my Margaret, You have no secrets from me, but I've kept a part of myself locked away, always. A part of me that started scratching at the wall the day this other war started, that started...
   

Lawless
Jessie Keane
Only the lawless will survive ...It is 1975 and Ruby Darke is struggling to deal with the brutal murder of her lover, Michael Ward. As her children, Daisy and Kit, battle their own demons, her retail empire starts to crumble....
   

The Last Kiss Goodbye
Karen Robards
Dr Charlotte 'Charlie' Stone is a psychiatrist who explores the darkest territory of all: the hearts and minds of serial killers. It's a job she's uniquely suited for, thanks to the secret talent that gives her an uncanny edge -...
   

The Last Banquet
Jonathan Grimwood
Starting life in the gutter, Jean-Marie d'Aumout rises through the ranks of eighteenth-century French society propelled by his wits and an obsession with finding the perfect taste. But beyond the palace walls, revolution is in the air and the country...
   

The Killing Room
Christobel Kent
When private investigator Sandro Cellini is invited to attend a glamorous launch party for a luxury residence overlooking the glittering expanse of Florence, he has no idea what he's walking into. Behind the ancient and luxurious facade of Palazzo San...
   

Into a Raging Blaze
Andreas Norman
Stockholm, September 2011. Carina Dymek is on a fast track for promotion at the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, when she is approached by a stranger and given a USB stick containing a report to circulate in her department. Unwittingly,...
   

Innocence
Dean Koontz
Heart-stopping supernatural thriller from the master of suspense. Addison Goodheart is not like other people...Addison Goodheart lives in solitude beneath the city, an exile from a society which will destroy him if he is ever seen. Books are his refuge...
   

His Majesty's Hope
Susan Elia MacNeal
World War II has finally come home to Britain, but it takes more than nightly air raids to rattle intrepid spy and expert code breaker Maggie Hope. After serving as a secret agent to protect Princess Elizabeth at Windsor Castle,...
   

The High Druid's Blade
Terry Brooks
Legend has it that Paxon Leah is descended from the royals and warriors who once waged war with magical weapons. But those heroes are long gone now, and there is nothing enchanted about the antique sword that hangs above Paxon's...
   

Half a King
Joe Abercrombie
A classic coming-of-age tale set in a vivid and richly-imagined world from Sunday Times bestselling author Joe Abercrombie. 'A fast-paced tale of betrayal and revenge that grabbed me from page one and refused to let go' GEORGE R.R. MARTIN Prince...
   

The Good House
Ann Leary
Ann Leary's The Good House creates a one-of-a-kind character in Hildy Good...By the end you'll be flipping pages, trying desperately to piece together what happened as much as the narrator is doing herself. --Jodi Picoult Hildy Good has reached that...
   

The Girl Who Just Appeared
Jonathan Harvey
London 2014. Holly Smith has never fitted in. Adopted when just a few months old, she's always felt she was someone with no history, the girl who just appeared. All she has is the address of where she was born...
   

Ghostman
Roger Hobbs
Fast, hard and knowing: this is an amazing debut full of intrigue, tradecraft and suspense. Read it immediately! (Lee Child (author of the Jack Reacher novels)). I make things disappear. It's what I do. This time I'm tidying up the...
   

Flora
Gail Godwin
Ten-year-old Helen and her summer guardian, Flora, are isolated together in Helen's decaying family house while her father is doing secret war work in Oak Ridge during the final months of the Second World War. At three Helen lost her...
   

First Sight
Danielle Steel
New York. London. Milan. Paris. Fashion week in all four cities. A month of endless interviews, parties, unflagging work and attention to detail. At the centre of the storm is Timmie O'Neill, who has created an international empire that inspires,...
   

The Falconer
Elizabeth May
Now it's the 1844 winter season and Aileana slaughters faeries in secret, in between the endless round of parties, tea and balls. Armed with modified percussion pistols and explosives, she sheds her aristocratic facade every night to go hunting. She's...
   

Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe
Romain Puertolas
One day a fakir leaves his small village in India and lands in Paris. A professional con artist, the fakir is on a pilgrimage to IKEA, where he intends to obtain an object he covets above all others: a brand...
   

The Edge of Normal
Carla Norton
Reeve LeClaire was abducted when she was twelve years old and held in captivity for four years. Now, in her twenties, she has a fragile stability. With the help of her psychiatrist, she has started to build a life of...
   

Cop Town
Karin Slaughter
This is the compelling stand alone novel from the Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author of Unseen and Criminal. Atlanta, 1974. As a brutal killing and a furious manhunt rock the city, Kate Murphy wonders if her first day on...
   

The Company You Keep
Neil Gordon
When journalist Benjamin Schulberg discovers a link between liberal lawyer Jim Grant and a notorious Vietnam-era fugitive, the world that Jim has carefully built for himself and his daughter collapses. His cover blown, Jim is forced to go on the...
   

The City
Dean Koontz
No.1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz is at the peak of his storytelling powers with this major new novel - a rich, multi-layered story that moves back and forth across decades and generations as a gifted musician relates...
   

The Care and Management of Lies
Jacqueline Winspear
By July 1914, the ties between Kezia Marchant and Thea Brissenden, friends since girlhood, have become strained - by Thea's passionate embrace of women's suffrage, and by the imminent marriage of Kezia to Thea's brother, Tom, who runs the family...
   

Blotto, Twinks and Riddle of the Sphinx
Simon Brett
The curse of Pharaoh Sinus Nefertop is upon Blotto so it's up to Twinks to banish it! Yet another financial crisis at Tawcester Towers! So this time the Dowager Duchess decides to sell off the less important family possessions, which...
   

Bloodlines
Marcello Fois
When Giuseppe Mundula first sees Michele Angelo Chironi across the corridor of a Sardinian orphanage, the reserved blacksmith realises he has found the son and heir he never knew he needed. And when, a few years later, Michele himself looks...
   

Big Bad Wolf
Nele Neuhaus
On a hot day in July, the body of a sixteen-year-old girl is pulled from the river Main near Frankfurt. She has been brutally attacked and murdered, but no one seems to miss her and no one seems to know...
   

Another Night, Another Day
Sarah Rayner
From the author of the bestselling One Moment, One Morning comes another beautiful, bittersweet novel set in Brighton. Three people, each crying out for help ...There's Karen, worried about her dying father; Abby, whose son has autism and needs constant...
   

Confessions of a Bad Mother
Stephanie Calman
Funny, acutely observed, frighteningly honest and drawing on her own and hundreds of other mum's real experiences, Stephanie Calman serves up the perfect antidote to all those books that tell you that your children must be perfect, and to all...
   

African Sky
Tony Park
Rhodesia, 1943. Squadron leader Paul Bryant is recovering from a nervous breakdown, confined to a desk job. Pip Lovejoy, a policewoman, is also trying to suppress painful memories. When Felicity Langham, a high profile WAAF, is found raped and murdered,...
   

The White Goddess: An Encounter
Simon Gough
This novel is quite simply sublime. The author narrates an ‘auto-bi-fantasy’, detailing his life as he grows up in the orbit of his ‘Grand’-uncle, Robert Graves in Majorca. If you’ve had the pleasure of reading the work of Graves, you...
   

Ace, King, Knave
Maria McCann
A lush, sumptuous and vivid historical novel, the language is exquisite, the storytelling brilliant, the characters engaging and the humanity palpable. Ace, King, Knave is full of all the shallow respectability and dark underbelly of 18th Century London and the...
   

Night Train to Jamalpur
Andrew Martin
Detective Inspector Jim Stringer was first introduced to us in 2002 in The Necropolis Railway. This is now his ninth adventure and as you can see, we are in India. So there is murder to contend with, and snakes,...
   

TransAtlantic
Colum Mccann
In 1919 Emily Ehrlich watches as two young airmen, Alcock and Brown, emerge from the carnage of World War One to pilot the very first non-stop transatlantic flight from Newfoundland to the west of Ireland. In 1845 Frederick Douglass, a...
   

Dead Ends
Erin Jade Lange
Perfect for readers looking for an authentic teenage voice - moving and funny, this is the story of true-to-life in all their complex, frustrating, lovable glory, messing up, falling out, and pulling together when it really counts.
   


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At the age of thirty-five, Fanny van de Grift Osbourne has left her philandering husband in San Francisco to set sail for Belgium to study art, with her three children...
 
 
 


Want You Dead
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IF HE CAN'T HAVE HER, THEN NOBODY CAN ...Virtual romance becomes a terrifying obsession in Want You Dead...Single girl, 29, smouldering redhead, love life that's crashed and burned. Seeks new...
 
 
 


Written in My Own Heart's Blood
Diana Gabaldon
The British Army is withdrawing from Philadelphia, with George Washington in pursuit, and for the first time, it looks as if the rebels might actually win. But for Claire Fraser...
 
 
 


God Is an Astronaut
Alyson Foster
The day of the accident, Jess is in the backyard with a chainsaw, clearing space to build the greenhouse she's always wanted. And, as always, she is thinking of Arthur....
 
 
 


Red or Dead
David Peace
In 1959, Liverpool Football Club were in the Second Division. Liverpool Football Club had never won the FA Cup. Fifteen seasons later, Liverpool Football Club had won three League titles,...
 
 
 


Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy
Helen Fielding
This is the number one bestseller. Is it morally wrong to have a blow-dry when one of your children has head lice? Is technology now the fifth element? Or is...
 
 
 


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Wendy Jones
June 2014 Book of the Month. Follow-up to The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price has Wilfred, from a small town in...
 
 
 


Takedown Twenty
Janet Evanovich
New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum knows better than to mess with family. But when powerful mobster Salvatore 'Uncle Sunny' Sunucchi goes on the lam in Trenton, it's up to...
 
 
 


Casting the Net
Pam Rhodes
This sequel to Fisher of Men is a charming and engagingly warmhearted read. Dunbridge, the small market town setting, is a perfect backdrop to display gentle rural life in...
 
 
 


Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 11
Maxim Jakubowski
The perfect book for any lover of Crime Fiction, featuring a captivating group of authors; from Alexander McCall Smith (of The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency Series), to Lee Child (Jack...
 
 
 


Bittersweet
Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
A great story, very hard to put down but just a bit too long for a one-sitting read which it deserves. It concerns a rich American family with parental and...
 
 
 


The Spider of Sarajevo
Robert Wilton
A fast-paced and fascinating tale which draws the reader into the pre-war spying world. In the months leading up to the declaration of war, four unlikely new agents, three men...
 
 
 


Tampa
Alissa Nutting
A challenging but ultimately rewarding (and even in its own wonderfully twisted way, comic) exploration of the perverse mind of an older female teacher who is totally obsessed with young...
 
 
 


Reader Reviewed Claire Dewitt and the Bohemian Highway
Sara Gran
There are quirky detectives and there are even quirkier sleuths, but Claire DeWitt is the most bizarre and endearing of them all. As a teenager she came across a bizarre...
 
 
 


Speaking from Among the Bones
Alan Bradley
Shortlisted for the Goldsboro Last Laugh Award at CrimeFest 2014. The first thing I saw was a hand, and then the face, a ghastly inhuman mask...'I do believe we've found Mr...
 
 
 


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Louder Than Words
Laura Jarratt
A powerful story exploring the confusing and challenging choices that teenagers may have to make. Fourteen year old Rafi is a selective mute. She hasn’t spoken for years. But it...
 
 
 


Borderline
Lawrence Block
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. First class pulp from the pen of acclaimed US author Lawrence Block, Borderline was a novel of blood...
 
 
 


The View from the Tower
Charles Lambert
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Lambert’s previous novel Any Human Face was issued by a literary publisher and sadly attracted little attention....
 
 
 


Runaway
Marie-louise Jensen
Dark secrets and forbidden love are a treacherous combination, in this page-turning adventure. Charlotte must escape from her old life. Disguising herself as a stable boy, she seeks refuge at...
 
 
 


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The Detective's Daughter
Lesley Thomson
Kate Rokesmith's decision to go to the river changed the lives of many. Her murder shocked the nation. Her husband, never charged, moved abroad under a cloud of suspicion. Her...
 
 
 


Bad Blood
Dana Stabenow
Bad blood comes to the fore when star-crossed love ends in murder...One hundred years of bad blood between two Alaskan villages come to a boil when a young Kushtaka man...
 
 
 

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