Read the opening extract of the brand new Rosalie Ham book before its publication on 05/11/2015
“A short story is the ultimate close-up magic trick – a couple of thousand words to take you around the universe or break your heart.” – Neil Gaiman
Books of the Month
Night Music: Nocturnes 2
October 2015 Book of the Month. From the bestselling author of the Charlie Parker mystery series - 'the finest crime series currently in existence' (Independent) - comes a new anthology...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2015
Other Featured Books this Month
Those Were the Days
Sir Terry, OBE Wogan
Tales of love, loss and friendship from a national treasure. Join Tom as he reminisces about the places he's been, the people he has met and the laughter and the struggles of daily life as he made his way from...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/10/2015
A Few of the Girls
From her earliest writing to her most recent, Maeve's work has included wonderfully nostalgic pieces and also sharp, often witty writing which is insightful and topical. But at the heart of all Maeve's fiction are the people and their relationships...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/09/2015
The Mammoth Book of the Adventures of Moriarty The Secret Life of Sherlock Holmes's Nemesis - 37 Short Stories
This wonderfully diverse collection by writers such as Martin Edwards, Jurgen Ehlers, Barbara Nadel, L. C. Tyler, Michael Gregorio, Alison Joseph and Peter Guttridge reveals not just the evil side of Moriarty's personality, but his humanity, his motivations and his...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2015
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