Raymond Thornton Chandler was born 1888. An Anglo-American novelist and screenwriter who had an immense influence upon the modern private detective story, with his protagonist, Philip Marlowe. Read books by Raymond Chandler
Read the opening extract of the brand new Kevin Sampson book before its publication on 07/08/2014
Like William Boyd?...You'll Love Ben Fergusson Back to top
Restless William Boyd
I am an enormous fan of William Boyd although some of his novels are a little disappointing. Not this one. I must admit I was surprised to discover that it is actually just a spy story … but what a... Format: Paperback - Released: 06/12/2012
The Spring of Kasper Meier Ben Fergusson
July 2014 MEGA Debut of the Month.
A highly descriptive literary thriller of post-war Berlin which brilliantly illustrates the terrible aftermath of war. People live... Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
Like Jilly Cooper?...You'll Love Tilly Bagshawe Back to top
Jump! Jilly Cooper
Just reading the synopsis of this book made me smile and feel a warm glow that Jilly Cooper was back! With her wicked sense of humour and her attention to detail Jilly Cooper’s books may not be the stuff of... Format: Paperback - Released: 28/04/2011
The Inheritance Tilly Bagshawe
July 2014 Book of the Month.
Glamour in the manor! Tilly Bagshawe, author of jet-setting, glitzy novels turns her sights on to the British top set, all very Jilly Cooper-esque and great fun.... Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2014
Like Liza Klaussmann?...You'll Love Miranda Beverly-Whittemore Back to top
Tigers in Red Weather Liza Klaussmann
Winner of the Specsavers New Writer of the Year 2013.
Eight publishers were fighting over this debut novel from London-based New Yorker Klaussmann and all you need to do is read the Opening Extract to see why. Magnificently told from five... Format: Paperback - Released: 09/05/2013
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 financial secrets. Our narrator, Mabel, is not of their world.... Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2014
Like William Boyd?...You'll Love Fredrik Backman Back to top
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry Rachel Joyce
Winner of the Specsavers National Book Awards 'New Writer of the Year' 2012.
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012.
This is one of those books that you can’t help but fall in love with. Experienced radio playwright but debut... Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2013
A Man Called Ove Fredrik Backman
59-year old Ove is quite possibly one of the grumpiest people you’ll meet but, he has been an upstanding pillar of the community for decades. The last six months have taken their toll and he decides perhaps that life is... Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
Like Michael Connelly?...You'll Love R. J. Ellory Back to top
The Black Box Michael Connelly
November 2013 Book of the Month.
Riots in Los Angeles in 1992 made murder easy and solving the crimes much more difficult. Twenty years later Harry Bosch, now working for the Open Unsolved... Format: Paperback - Released: 10/10/2013
A Carnival of Shadows R. J. Ellory
But when a man's body is discovered beneath the carousel, with no clue as to his identity, FBI Special Agent Michal Travis is sent to investigate. Led by the elusive Edgar Doyle, the carnival folk range from the enigmatic to... Format: Hardback - Released: 22/05/2014
Like Adele Parks?...You'll Love Ciara Geraghty Back to top
Whatever it Takes Adele Parks
A 2014 World Book Night selection.
In her emotionally powerful and unputdownable new novel Adele Parks, Sunday Times bestselling author of ABOUT LAST NIGHT, asks the question: what if love's not enough? Eloise Hamilton is a Londoner born and bred, so... Format: Paperback - Released: 17/01/2013
Lifesaving for Beginners Ciara Geraghty
Kat Kavanagh is not in love. She has lots of friends, an ordinary job, and she never ever thinks about her past. This is Kat's story. None of it is true. Milo McIntyre loves his mam, the peanut-butter-and-banana muffins at... Format: Paperback - Released: 11/04/2013
Like Sarah Dunant?...You'll Love Maria McCann Back to top
Blood & Beauty Sarah Dunant
When Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia buys his way into the papacy, he is defined not just by his wealth, charisma and power, but by his blood: a Spanish Pope in a city run by Italians. If he is to succeed, he... Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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... Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
Like C. J. Sansom?...You'll Love Shirley McKay Back to top
Dissolution C. J. Sansom
July 2012 Guest Editor Barbara Erskine on the Shardlake series...
Although these have been written more recently, I wanted to include C J Sansom’s wonderful historical series about Tudor lawyer, Matthew Shardlake. My love of mystery and crime is doubly... Format: Paperback - Released: 18/05/2007
Friend & Foe A Hew Cullan Mystery Shirley Mckay
The fourth in the ‘Hew Cullan Mystery’ series spins a crooked web of devious plotting and deceit. It comes as no surprise to discover the author studied linguistics at the University of St Andrews, as a lot of love, care... Format: Paperback - Released: 06/05/2014
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