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Exquisite Cadavers

Exquisite Cadavers

Author: Meena Kandasamy Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2019

Karim and Maya are lovers. They share a home, they worry about money, and then Maya falls pregnant. But Karim is still finishing his film degree, pushing against his tutors' insistence that his art must be Arab like him. And Maya, working a zero-hours job and fretting about her family, can't find the time to quit smoking, let alone have a child. Framed with fragments and peppered with footnotes Exquisite Cadavers is at once a bricolage of influence, and a love story that knows no borders.

The Serpent's Mark

The Serpent's Mark

Author: S. W. Perry Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2019

From the author of The Angel's Mark, a CWA Dagger longlisted novel and a Walter Scott Prize Academy Recommended Read 2019 'S.W. Perry's ingeniously plotted novels have become my favourite historical crime series.' S G MacLean 'A rattling good read.' William Ryan ____________________ Treason sleeps for no man... London, 1591. Nicholas Shelby, physician and reluctant spy, returns to his old haunts on London's lawless Bankside. But, when spymaster Robert Cecil asks him to investigate the dubious practices of a mysterious doctor from Switzerland, Nicholas is soon embroiled in a conspiracy that threatens not just the life of an innocent young patient, but the overthrow of Queen Elizabeth herself. With fellow healer and mistress of the Jackdaw tavern, Bianca Merton, again at his side, Nicholas is drawn into a sinister world of zealots, charlatans and dangerous fanatics...

How to Play Dead

How to Play Dead

Author: Jacqueline Ward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2019

She's watching over them. And he's watching her... Ria Taylor is everything to everyone. Wife and mother, the centre of her family. And the manager of a refuge for women whose partners have driven them out of their own homes. But one night, with her husband away, Ria receives a terrifyingly sinister message. Someone is watching her. Someone who seems to know everything about her. She knows what she should do - seek help, just like she tells her clients to. But Ria is the help. As events escalate, and terror takes hold, Ria must decide whether to run or hide...

The Six

The Six

Author: Luca Veste Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2019

The brilliant new novel from the author of the highly acclaimed The Bone Keeper. `High-concept serial killer thriller with twists and heart. Stunning' Steve Cavanagh Six friends trapped by one dark secret. It was supposed to be our last weekend away as friends, before marriage and respectability beckoned. But what happened that Saturday changed everything. In the middle of the night, someone died. The six of us promised each other we would not tell anyone about the body we buried. But now the pact has been broken. And the killing has started again ... Who knows what we did? And what price will we pay? Praise for Luca Veste's novels: `Properly Stephen King-style creepy' Ian Rankin `Perfectly terrifying' Amanda Jennings `A dark and brilliant thriller from a writer who just gets better and better' Mark Billingham `An entertainingly nasty piece of work' Christopher Brookmyre

Burnt Island

Burnt Island

Author: Kate Rhodes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2019

** The third novel in the acclaimed HELL BAY series ** INTRUDERS HERE ARE BOUND TO DIE As the sun sets on St Agnes on bonfire night, a man's charred body is found on Burnt Island, surrounded by threats in the old Cornish language. Deputy Chief of Police Ben Kitto has no choice but to ban all travel between the islands, forcing the community of just eighty islanders to remain within reach, while he hunts for the killer. Ben quickly suspects the motive is to rid the island of newcomers who threaten tradition, and when a second fire results in the disappearance of another islander, he only has forty-eight hours before another life is lost . . . Praise for Kate Rhodes: 'Kate Rhodes directs her cast of suspects with consummate skill, keeping us guessing right to the heartbreaking end. I'm a fan' Louise Candlish 'Evocative, immersive, twisty' Sarah Vaughan `A vividly realised protagonist whose complex and harrowing history rivals the central crime storyline' Sophie Hannah, Daily Express `A pacy psychological thriller' Laura Wilson, Guardian 'Kate writes so beautifully and with such an authentic sense of place. The whole book tingles with tension. I hope it does for the Scilly Isles what Ann Cleeves did for Shetland' Melanie McGrath `Both the plot and the writing keep one thoroughly engaged throughout' Daily Mail `One of the most absorbing books I've read in a long time - perfectly thrilling' Mel Sherratt `Gripping, clever and impossible to put down' Erin Kelly `Rhodes does a superb job of balancing a portrayal of a tiny community oppressed by secrets with an uplifting evocation of setting' Jake Kerridge, Sunday Express `Expertly weaves a sense of place and character into a tense and intriguing story' Metro `An enjoyably scary chiller' Sunday Mirror `The pace never slackens from the first page to the last' Rachel Abbott, author of Only the Innocent `Fast paced and harrowing, this gripping novel will leave you guessing until the end' Bella `Great twists, turns and surprises' Sun

A Precious Gift

A Precious Gift

Author: Rosie Goodwin Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

'A vibrant page-turner with entrancing characters' Margaret Dickinson 'Rosie writes such heartwarming sagas' Lyn Andrews Nuneaton, 1911 When Holly Farthing's overbearing grandfather tries to force her to marry a dowdy widower twice her age she finally says no. Refusing to support her any longer, Holly flees to London, bringing her best friend and maid, Ivy, with her. In the big smoke, Holly searches for the father she's never met and begins nurse training in the local hospital where she meets the dashing Doctor Parkin. Kind and compassionate, he is everything that Holly has ever dreamt of. When Doctor Parkin proposes Holly finally feels like she'll have the family she so longs for. But when she discovers some shocking news that means they can never be together, Holly's life is suddenly in turmoil. Supporting the war effort, she heads to France and throws herself into volunteering on the front line. Are the rumours about Doctor Parkin really true? And can Holly ever find the happiness she so truly deserves?

Friends Don't Lie

Friends Don't Lie

Author: Cath Weeks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/10/2019

How far will the ties of friendship stretch before they finally break? Everyone knows Melissa Silk and her two best friends in their small Dorset town: a walking poster for friendship and community. People might hate them if they weren't so infectiously likeable. But when tragedy strikes, Melissa can't move on. Everyone urges Melissa to let things go before obsession and paranoia pulls her friendship group apart. But she knows, in her heart, that something isn't right. And she owes it to her friends to find out what it is. But what if learning the truth means losing everything she cherishes? Because friends don't lie? Or do they? This is a breathtaking novel of friendship and heartache, about the ties that bind us, but how lies can unravel everything. Praise for Cath Weeks: 'It'll make you weep' Elle '[The writing] gnaws away at you, forcing you to question your own morals' Evening Standard 'Beautifully written and refreshingly unique' Peterborough Evening Telegraph

Letters to a Stranger

Letters to a Stranger

Author: Mercedes Pinto Maldonado Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/10/2019

Beside Herself

Beside Herself

Author: Elizabeth LaBan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/10/2019

Moonlight over Mayfair

Moonlight over Mayfair

Author: Anton Du Beke Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/10/2019

With a new King on the throne tensions are rising in London and across Europe. Not yet recovered from the Great Depression there's talk of another war coming. Demonstrator dancer Raymond de Guise must hide his own views and put on a show for the rich and powerful guests of the Buckingham. But a lot can happen on the dancefloor - whispered conversations, secret relationships, clandestine messages passed - and Raymond soon finds himself in a position of both power and danger. Raymond knows that keeping his budding relationship with chambermaid Nancy secret is now more important than ever. Nancy is finally feeling settled and at home in the Buckingham but has dreams of achieving so much more. What is she willing to risk to realise her dreams?

The Rosewater Redemption Book 3 of the Wormwood Trilogy

The Rosewater Redemption Book 3 of the Wormwood Trilogy

Author: Tade Thompson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/10/2019

Life in the newly independent city state of Rosewater isn't everything its citizens were expecting . . . Mayor Jacques finds that debts incurred during the insurrection are coming back to haunt him. Nigeria isn't willing to let Rosewater go without a fight . . . And among the city's alien inhabitants, a group has emerged who murder humans to provide bodies for their takeover . . . Operating across spacetime, the xenosphere and international borders, it is up to a small group of hackers and criminals to prevent the extraterrestrial advance. The fugitive known as Bicycle Girl, Kaaro and his old handler Femi, may be humanity's last line of defence. The Rosewater Redemption is the powerful conclusion to Tade Thompson's award-winning Wormwood trilogy.

How Fires End

How Fires End

Author: Marco Rafala Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2019