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This Month's Featured Books

All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai
All Our Wrong Todays
Elan Mastai
March 2017 Debut of the Month. This brain-twisting, heart-flipping, wryly funny time-travel debut about the shifting sands of personal identity seems set to become one of those zeitgeisty novels that captures readers in the way Matt...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/03/2017
Deadly Game by Matt Johnson
Deadly Game
Matt Johnson
An enthralling and credible police thriller, this is the second in the ‘Robert Finlay’ series, and another humdinger of a read. Finlay is on a new team investigating the sex-slave industry, a series of events link together in a chain-mail...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2017
Agents of the State by Mike Nicol
Agents of the State
Mike Nicol
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Best known for his grittily realistic South African set cop procedurals, Mike Nicol relaunches himself as an outstanding purveyor of the international thriller field, making an immediate impact in a crowded...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/02/2017
The Confessions of Young Nero by Margaret George
The Confessions of Young Nero
Margaret George
In part inspired by a desire to redress how Nero “has suffered badly at the hands of popular culture,” as the author notes in the novel’s afterword, this epic, expansive tome about Nero’s transformation from little boy to ruthless ruler...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/03/2017
The Accidental Agent by Andrew Rosenheim
The Accidental Agent
Andrew Rosenheim
The third novel to feature FBI agent Jimmy Nessheim, of German origin who has been manipulated to infiltrate Nazi spy rings in the USA during WW2. Having now resigned and opted for a new career studying law, he is reluctantly...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/02/2017
Spook Street by Mick Herron
Spook Street
Mick Herron
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Herron's Slough House series just keeps on getting better and better, both on the sly humorous front and with the Machiavellian variations it offers on the levels of deception that operate...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/02/2017
The Nowhere Man by Gregg Hurwitz
The Nowhere Man
Gregg Hurwitz
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. In the initial, bestselling book of the series, ORPHAN X, Hurwitz introduced Evan Smoak, a cross between Jason Bourne and Jack Reacher, a lethally-trained operative who's now gone rogue and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/01/2017
SS-GB by Len Deighton
SS-GB
Len Deighton
A special edition of Deighton's classic thriller, the first and certainly greatest 'what-if?' novel about the Second World War, to tie in with the new major BBC series starring Sam Riley and adapted by the writers of Skyfall and Spectre.
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2017

Last Month's Featured Books

Corpus by Rory Clements

Reader Reviewed Corpus
Rory Clements
February 2017 Book of the Month. 1936 and the huge canvas of Europe in chaos is superbly portrayed by this renowned author of historical fiction. Previously...

Deep Blue by Alan Judd

Deep Blue
Alan Judd
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A Charles Thoroughgood spy thriller, authoritative, action-packed and, as ever, all-too topical. The second volume in the series, Legacy, is soon...

A Dying Breed by Peter Hanington

A Dying Breed
Peter Hanington
Set in a shadowy world of dubious morality and political treachery, A Dying Breed is a gripping novel about journalism in a time of war, about the struggle to tell...

The Searcher by Chris Morgan Jones

The Searcher
Chris Morgan Jones
The author's third impressive thriller sees Ben Webster, his hitherto leading man, temporarily relegated to the shadows, as he disappears in Georgia while investigating the death of local journalist and...

Conspiracy by S. J. Parris

Conspiracy
S. J. Parris
When murder strikes at the heart of the Palace, Bruno finds himself on the trail of a killer who hides a terrible secret. With the royal houses of France and...

The Milan Briefcase by Graham Fulbright

The Milan Briefcase
Graham Fulbright
The lives of five foreign nationals working in Luritania (in the north-western corner of Europe) who meet once a month at Lenfindi Airport passenger terminal to discuss ‘matters of levity...

Retribution Road by Antonin Varenne

Retribution Road
Antonin Varenne
A breathtaking 19th century adventure epic, set across three continents. From the Burmese jungle to the slums of London to the conquest of the Wild West, Antonin Varenne takes us...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Nomad The Most Explosive Thriller You'll Read All Year by James Swallow

Nomad The Most Explosive Thriller You'll Read All Year
James Swallow
Marc Dane is a MI6 field agent at home behind a computer screen, one step away from the action. But when a brutal attack on his team leaves Marc as the only...

The Last One by Alexandra Oliva

Reader Reviewed The Last One
Alexandra Oliva
One of our Books of the Year 2016. The Post-Apocalyptic setting is so popular today that it is becoming annoying, so it is great to get a book like this...

Real Tigers by Mick Herron

Real Tigers
Mick Herron
Shortlisted for the CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger and Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2016. The latest instalment in the eventful days and sleepless nights of the denizens of Slough House is...

Crisis by Frank Gardner

Crisis
Frank Gardner
January 2017 Debut of the Month. This is a fabulous, heavyweight whammy of a debut novel. The BBC’s security correspondent Frank Gardner has entered the world...

Ravenspur Rise of the Tudors by Conn Iggulden

Reader Reviewed Ravenspur Rise of the Tudors
Conn Iggulden
A stunning conclusion to ‘The Wars of the Roses’ series, ‘Ravenspur’ launches Henry Tudor, while around him Kings battle for survival. This series is absolutely fascinating and even more compelling...

Fever City A Thriller by Tim Baker

Fever City A Thriller
Tim Baker
Shortlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award 2016. Another mighty impressive debut by a British author despite its sprawling American background and themes. Baker has the audacity to...

Arminius The Limits of Empire by Robert Fabbri

Arminius The Limits of Empire
Robert Fabbri
A stunning stand-alone Roman epic historical from the author of the bestselling Vespasian series. A.D. 9: In the depths of the Teutoburg Wald, in a landscape riven by ravines, darkened...

Jericho's War by Gerald Seymour

Jericho's War
Gerald Seymour
In a moment of nerve shredding suspense that will affect many thousands of lives, a handful of men and women will converge on a barren stretch of Yemeni desert. Each...

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