Herman Melville born in New York 1819. His book Moby Dick or "The Whale" 1st published October 18th 1851. Whilst famous for this novel, Melville also wrote poetry and had five collections published Read Moby Dick
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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... Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
Redemption Jon Grahame
It's been a year since the virulent flu-like pandemic known as SuperSARS wiped out more than 98% of the world's population. Ex-cop Jim Reaper and his small band of trained enforcers have successfully defended the little community of Haven that... Format: Paperback - Released: 01/07/2014
The Valhalla Prophecy Andy Mcdermott
The ultimate duo - Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase - return in their ninth action-packed adventure. Secrets from the past emerge to threaten archaeologist Nina Wilde and her husband, former SAS soldier Eddie Chase, when a Viking runestone is stolen... Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
Hannibal: Clouds of War Ben Kane
As Rome's war with Carthage continues, two friends - now on opposing sides - confront each other in one of the most brutal sieges of all time. A new Hannibal novel by the Sunday Times best-selling author of The Forgotten... Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
Watching War Films with My Dad Al Murray
Al Murray's (AKA The Pub Landlord) musing on his childhood where his fascination with history and all things war began. Have you ever watched a film with someone who, at the most dramatic scene, argues that the plane on screen... Format: Paperback - Released: 22/05/2014
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Inside Enemy Alan Judd
Charles Thoroughgood is now the recently-appointed chief of a reconstituted MI6, married to his predecessor's widow and tasked with halting the increasingly disruptive cyber attacks on Britain, which are threatening...
Runner Patrick Lee
Runner is a pulse-pounding, A-grade adventure thriller from acclaimed author Patrick Lee. Sam Dryden was done being a hero. But when, acting on instinct, he hides a terrified young girl...
The Walls of Byzantium James Heneage
This sweeping historical novel is shaped by the quest for a mysterious relic, guarded through generations, and by one man that might yet save the threatened Byzantine empire. In an...
The Twelve Children of Paris Tim Willocks
Paris, August 23rd, 1572. What do you do when your wife disappears. In the middle of the bloodiest massacre in European history and you know she is about to give...
The Pagan Lord Bernard Cornwell
This is the sort of book that once started you resent having to put it down so don’t begin it too late at night. It is the seventh in the...
Jack of Spies David Downing
This begins a World War I spy series where, as a luxury car salesman, Jack McColl has perfect cover for travelling the world and so is ideally placed for spying...
The Great King Christian Cameron
A well-researched and delightfully written account of the time after the Battle of Marathon and up to the time of Thermopylae seen through the eyes of a slave-cum-warrior Arimnestos. It...
Tatiana Martin Cruz Smith
Inspector Arkady Renko was first introduced to us in Gorky Park back in 1981. Interestingly this is only his eighth outing. The style has changed a bit over the years,...
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Solo A James Bond Novel William Boyd
This is the Sunday Times Bestseller. It is 1969 and James Bond is about to go solo, recklessly motivated by revenge. A seasoned veteran of the service, 007 is sent...
Under the Radar A Novel James Hamilton-Paterson
1961. A squadron of Vulcan aircraft, Britain's most lethal nuclear bomber, flies towards the east coast of the United States. Highly manoeuvrable, the great delta-winged machines are also equipped with...
The Blood Crows Simon Scarrow
Another Macro and Cato adventure during the reign of the newly appointed Roman Emperor Claudius. Having upset some of the palace advisers as they helped Claudius and his son Nero...