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Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz
Orphan X
Gregg Hurwitz
April 2016 Book of the Month. Prepare yourself… for the dramatically intense and exciting new kid on the block, except Evan Smoak...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/04/2016
Hunting the Eagles Eagles of Rome by Ben Kane
Hunting the Eagles Eagles of Rome
Ben Kane
April 2016 Book of the Month. A truly wonderful and ferocious slice of historical fiction, this is the second in the ‘Eagles of Rome’ series and takes place from AD 12. I really do recommend starting...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/03/2016

Other Featured Books this Month

Wicked Game by Matt Johnson
Wicked Game
Matt Johnson
April 2016 Debut of the Month. Fall headlong into a gripping and absolutely cracking story, featuring an ex-SAS, turned Met Police Officer, battling for...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2016
Bloodline by Conn Iggulden
Bloodline
Conn Iggulden
Wonderfully captivating and so very readable, this is historical fiction at its best. ‘Bloodline’ is the third in ‘The War of the Roses’ series, Henry VI is prisoner, his Queen is on the warpath, and the sons of the dead...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/03/2016
Britannia by Simon Scarrow
Britannia
Simon Scarrow
Marching straight into action, Simon Scarrow has created a wonderfully evocative and energetic addition to the ‘Eagles of the Empire’ series. You could read this as a standalone, however I do recommend starting at the beginning with ‘Under the Eagle’....
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/04/2016
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 been no holocaust, rather all Jews have been exiled to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/01/2016
The Final Minute by Simon Kernick
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 is memory loss. He is recuperating at his sister’s and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/05/2015

Last Month's Featured Books

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...

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...

Three in A Bed The Shady World of the Tabloids. Sex. Spies. Entrapment. by Andrew Croker

Three in A Bed The Shady World of the Tabloids. Sex. Spies. Entrapment.
Andrew Croker
March 2016 Debut of the Month and eBook of the Month. ‘Three In A...

First Response by Stephen Leather

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

The Month Before's Featured Books

Being a Beast by Charles Foster

Being a Beast
Charles Foster
February 2016 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. We can never truly...

The Absolution of Otto Finkel by John R. McKay

The Absolution of Otto Finkel
John R. McKay
An expressive and poignant tale, of six children who meet while on holiday in France in 1928, then as adults face the Second World War from very different perspectives. The...

House of the Rising Sun by James Lee Burke

House of the Rising Sun
James Lee Burke
From its opening scene in revolutionary Mexico to the Battle of the Marne in 1918, and on to the bordellos and saloons of San Antonio during the reign of the...

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