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eBooks of the Month

Scared to Death by Kate Medina
Scared to Death
Kate Medina
May 2017 Book of the Month and eBook of the Month. Another wonderfully twisty and chilling case in the ‘Jessie Flynn Crime Thriller’ series. Captain Ben Callan investigates a suspicious death on...
You Don't Know Me by Imran Mahmood
You Don't Know Me
Imran Mahmood
May 2017 eBook of the Month. At once a captivating courtroom drama, and a poignant personal story that explores social disadvantage and London gang culture from the unique perspective of an unforgettable narrator. An unnamed 21-year-old...

Other Featured eBooks this Month

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
Truly Madly Guilty
Liane Moriarty
May 2017 Book of the Month. Simply fabulous, this is a truly beautiful, mind-popping story. I must admit to jigging up and down with excitement when ‘Truly Madly Guilty’ arrived on my desk, Liane Moriarty has...
A Talent for Murder by Andrew Wilson
A Talent for Murder
Andrew Wilson
May 2017 Book of the Month. A fascinating foray into the past, and the intriguing missing period of time so well documented, yet little known about in Agatha Christie’s life. I’ve visited...
What Alice Knew by TA Cotterell
What Alice Knew
TA Cotterell
May 2017 Debut of the Month. What Alice Knew is enough to devastate anyone. Admittedly I would not always have acted as she did but OMG she had some tough choices to make after a dreadful...
Letting Go A True Story of Murder, Loss and Survival by Rachel Nickell's Son by Alex Hanscombe
Letting Go A True Story of Murder, Loss and Survival by Rachel Nickell's Son
Alex Hanscombe
May 2017 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. A truly touching, considered, and frank life story. In 1992 Rachel Nickell was sexually assaulted and stabbed 49 times in front of her nearly three year...
See You in September by Charity Norman
See You in September
Charity Norman
May 2017 Book of the Month. Gosh, what a stunning read this is, I simply couldn't put it down and devoured it in one glorious sitting! Cassy travels half way around the...
The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith
The Last Painting of Sara de Vos
Dominic Smith
May 2017 Book of the Month. A rather beautiful and entirely captivating tale, set in several time periods, framing passion, deception, love and loss. In the 1600’s artist Sara channels her despair...
Lyrebird by Cecelia Ahern
Lyrebird
Cecelia Ahern
May 2017 Book of the Month. Just so, so gorgeous! Laura lives on her own in the woodland wilds of South West Ireland, a film crew discover she has a special gift,...
Septimania by Jonathan Levi
Septimania
Jonathan Levi
An exuberantly entertaining magic realist quest that sees a Cambridge Organ Scholar travel to Rome in search of love, with extraordinarily unexpected results. It all started with a pip, for it was The Pip that brought Malory and maths genius...
A Guide for the Perplexed by Jonathan Levi
A Guide for the Perplexed
Jonathan Levi
A flamboyantly fantastical literary voyage in which two strangers stranded at a Spanish airport during a strike are brought together by their mutual travel agent, whose Guide for the Perplexed travel book they both have. Executed with intellectual and sensual...
Sound Stories of Hearing Lost and Found by Bella Bathurst
Sound Stories of Hearing Lost and Found
Bella Bathurst
May 2017 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. Much needed light is shed on the isolating world of the deaf through the author’s own personal journey recounting how she gradually lost her hearing...
The Ice by Laline Paull
The Ice
Laline Paull
May 2017 Book of the Month. Her first novel, The Bees, (shortlisted for the Baileys Prize) was an astonishing work of speculative fiction, a stunning novel. This, her second, is...
Sweetpea by C. J. Skuse
Sweetpea
C. J. Skuse
May 2017 Book of the Month. A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. The first adult novel by an acclaimed children's book author, Sweet Pea hits all the right buttons....
The Killer on the Wall by Emma Kavanagh
The Killer on the Wall
Emma Kavanagh
May 2017 Book of the Month. What a fabulously thrilling and penetrating tale this is. In 1996 Isla Bell found the bodies on the wall, now in 2016, she is a forensic...
A Dark So Deadly by Stuart MacBride
A Dark So Deadly
Stuart MacBride
May 2017 Book of the Month. Author famous for his excellent Logan McRae series presents a new police constable, one DC Callum McGregor. He is a man under internal investigation as he...
Blue A Memoir - Keeping the Peace and Falling to Pieces by John Sutherland
Blue A Memoir - Keeping the Peace and Falling to Pieces
John Sutherland
May 2017 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. A candid, objective, cooly passionate, and often unsettling account of policing from a police officer. John Sutherland joined the Met in 1992 aged 22, we...
The Plagiarist in the Kitchen by Jonathan Meades
The Plagiarist in the Kitchen
Jonathan Meades
May 2017 Book of the Month. Jonathan Meades calls this an anti-cookbook or as you and I might see it a distillation of a lifetime’s cooking. Running alongside this is the question...
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
Before the Fall
Noah Hawley
May 2017 Book of the Month. A striking thriller from an established US author and Golden Globe award winner of the Fargo TV series scriptwriter. When a private aircraft returning from a wealthy holiday hideout plunges...
Crimson Lake by Candice Fox
Crimson Lake
Candice Fox
May 2017 Debut of the Month. Sharp, clever Australian crime thriller constructed around the compelling set-up of Detective Ted Conkaffey being accused - but not convicted - of the abduction, rape and strangulation of a thirteen...
Don't Let Go by Michel Bussi
Don't Let Go
Michel Bussi
May 2017 Book of the Month. A captivating, fiendishly puzzling crime drama with an exotic, fascinating backdrop. Martial, Liane, and their daughter Sopha are on holiday on the island of Reunion in...
Block 46 by Johana Gustawsson
Block 46
Johana Gustawsson
Maxim Jakubowski's May 2017 Book of the Month. May 2017 Debut of the Month. A truly stunning debut both powerful and disturbing by a UK-based French author, set...
The Owl Always Hunts at Night by Samuel Bjork
The Owl Always Hunts at Night
Samuel Bjork
May 2017 Book of the Month. A chilling, stimulating, intensely dark tale set in Norway. A young woman is found dead in woodland on the edge of Oslo Fjord, with her body...
Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach
Dead Letters
Caite Dolan-Leach
May 2017 Debut of the Month. A dramatic and oh so readable family tale, with enough tension playing through the pages to sink a battleship. Two years ago Ava vowed never to speak to her twin...
The Dead House by Billy O'Callaghan
The Dead House
Billy O'Callaghan
May 2017 Debut of the Month. A beautifully eerie tale, a feast for your eyes, a torment for your mind. The exquisite cover immediately called to me, I found myself bewitched and reaching out to touch...
The Second Sister by Claire Kendal
The Second Sister
Claire Kendal
A sublimely intense, and heart-pumping psychological thriller. Ten years on from the disappearance of her older sister, Ella begins to uncover some potential leads, yet she feels that someone is watching her, waiting. The story is set over 20 days,...
Under a Sardinian Sky by Sara Alexander
Under a Sardinian Sky
Sara Alexander
May 2017 Debut of the Month. An expressive and heartfelt relationship tale set in a gloriously evocative 1950’s Sardinia. Carmela is engaged to the son of the town’s wealthiest family, however finds herself questioning his overbearing...
East West Street On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity by Philippe Sands
East West Street On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity
Philippe Sands
May 2017 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. This immersive book works as both a personal and public examination of the legal attempts to hold Nazi warmongers to account at Nuremberg, some of the first stirrings of...
The Clocks in This House All Tell Different Times by Xan Brooks
The Clocks in This House All Tell Different Times
Xan Brooks
May 2017 Debut of the Month. This magnetic debut evokes the social and emotional landscapes of interwar England with an abundance of originality. With the country battered and drained by the Great War, orphan Lucy Marsh...
An Unlikely Agent by Jane Menczer
An Unlikely Agent
Jane Menczer
May 2017 Debut of the Month. An enthralling Edwardian espionage thriller featuring an endearing, independent female lead and lashings of intrigue.London, 1905, and Margaret Trant is living a humdrum live until she sees an...
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Gail Honeyman
May 2017 Debut of the Month. It is the standard reply when people ask, “How are you?” ....you say “I’m fine.” Well, Eleanor is most definitely not fine and has not been since she was 10...
Mischling by Affinity Konar
Mischling
Affinity Konar
Maxim Jakubowski May 2017 Highly Recommended. Not a thriller by any means, unless the quest by a twin sister to discover what happened to her other half in the horror of the...
A New Map of Love by Abi Oliver
A New Map of Love
Abi Oliver
An entertaining and charmingly poignant portrait of a provincial widower’s burgeoning new life following the death of his wife. It’s 1964, and 57 year-old antiques dealer George has lost his wife after they’ve lived a contented sort of life for...
Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Robin Wasserman
Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy
Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Robin Wasserman
In a Nutshell: Epic illustrated short stories | A colossal collection of illustrated short stories about the star of Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series. Previously released separately in eBook format, this lavish volume of short stories makes a great...
Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
Lord of Shadows
Cassandra Clare
In a Nutshell: Epic fantasy packed with passion and paranormal intrigue There are dark dangers and dilemmas aplenty in this glamorous, gripping sequel to Lady Midnight, second in The Dark Artifices trilogy. Part-angel, part-human Shadowhunter Emma Carstairs may have accomplished...
Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell
Spellslinger
Sebastien de Castell
May 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. In a Nutshell: Witty fantasy anti-hero forges his own path There’s trickery, traps, and action aplenty in this vividly conjured magical fantasy – the first...
Wishbones by Virginia Macgregor
Wishbones
Virginia Macgregor
In a Nutshell: Big secrets, big issues, the biggest love This splendidly life-affirming, read-in-one-sitting novel sees a huge-hearted teenager battling to fix her mum’s life-threatening eating disorder. Feather’s mum has always been chubby. “That's just the way she is. What’s...
Girlhood by Cat Clarke
Girlhood
Cat Clarke
In a Nutshell: School life, suspense, and stepping from the shadows of grief and guilt An emotionally-charged, edge-of-your-seat thriller in which a young woman experiences a rollercoaster ride of guilt, grief and complex friendships. Twin sisters Harper and Jenna had...
Contagion by Teri Terry
Contagion
Teri Terry
In a Nutshell: Flame-hot dystopian thriller This dynamo of dystopian YA, the first in the Dark Matter trilogy, sizzles with sinister science and supernatural intrigue. 12 year-old Callie has survived an epidemic and broken out of an institute where she...
Countless by Karen Gregory
Countless
Karen Gregory
In a Nutshell: Compelling and compassionate account of a pregnant teen fighting an eating disorder | Insightful, authentic and profoundly moving story of a teenager facing the double struggle of discovering she’s pregnant while fighting an eating disorder. Hedda’s initial...
Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith
Windfall
Jennifer E. Smith
May 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. What’s important in life? Money, success, popularity are all words that float to the top of the list yet friendship, empathy, kindness and love are...
The Two O'Clock Boy by Mark Hill
The Two O'Clock Boy
Mark Hill
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A strong first novel by a new British author about the troubling events that occurred in a children's home some years in the past and how they have forged the lives...
A Game of Ghosts by John Connolly
A Game of Ghosts
John Connolly
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. How time flies: already the fifteenth Charlie Parker novel from Irish author John Connolly! And they keep on getting better and better as he insidiously keeps on reducing the mystery element...
Snatch by Gregory McDonald
Snatch
Gregory McDonald
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A reissue of two thrillers by the creator of that wonderful criminal rascal Fletch (and if you think of him as Chevy Chase in those awful self-satisfied movies, DO go back...
Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane
Since We Fell
Dennis Lehane
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A stand alone psychological thriller by the author of the Gennaro and Kenzie novels, Mystic River and Shutter Island, this represents something of a departure for Lehane. Rachel Childs, a former...
Lola by Melissa Scrivner Love
Lola
Melissa Scrivner Love
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A superlative debut by a US author, set in the underbelly of gangland Los Angeles, with all the hallmarks of a future classic. Garcia initially appears to be the leader of...
Heretics by Leonardo Padura
Heretics
Leonardo Padura
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. An epic, ambitious novel by the prominent Cuban thriller writer Leonardo Padura which brings back his eponymous hero Mario Conde but also delivers so much more to the table. Beginning with...
Dad, You Suck by Tim Dowling
Dad, You Suck
Tim Dowling
Tim Dowling’s candid and highly humorous weekly Guardian column charts his life with his wife and three sons… unless they are cross with his exposés when they become ‘Sean his life partner and their three adopted research chimps’. Cherry picking...
Burning Angels by Bear Grylls
Burning Angels
Bear Grylls
Fresh from fighting death in Ghost Flight, Will Jaeger - The Hunter - returns for his second high-octane adventure.1942, and SS Lieutenant Herman Wirth uncovers an ancient body in a Greenland glacier. But, considering its monstrous state,...
Sidney Chambers and the Persistence of Love by James Runcie
Sidney Chambers and the Persistence of Love
James Runcie
Charming, atmospheric, and compellingly crafted, The Grantchester Mysteries are the very epitome of cosy crime, with a quintessential English detective for a hero. No wonder, then, that this is the sleuthing Archdeacon’s sixth literary outing, and that the TV adaptation...
The White Road by Sarah Lotz
The White Road
Sarah Lotz
Death waits at the top of the world in this adrenaline-laced thriller from Sarah Lotz, perfect for anyone who loves the film The Descent or John Krakauer's book Into Thin Air.
The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo
The Light We Lost
Jill Santopolo
May 2017 Debut of the Month. My goodness me did these two have a passion, a chemistry that burned so bright it was painful to behold. They, Lucy and Gabe, met on...
The Shadow Queen by Anne O'Brien
The Shadow Queen
Anne O'Brien
A truly gripping and compelling novel exploring the fascinating life of Joan of Kent, as she grew from a wilful child to a shrewd and capable woman, through to the time her son became Richard II. Joan tells her own...
Hunting the Hangman by Howard Linskey
Hunting the Hangman
Howard Linskey
A truly fascinating and totally engrossing read about the assassination plot against one of the most feared and hideous Nazi leaders of the Second World War. This may be classed as a work of fiction, yet this is seeped, in...
The Fireman by Joe Hill
The Fireman
Joe Hill
Tales of overwhelming pandemics striking our world are like buses: you wait for ages and all of a sudden, like a plague, they all emerge at the same time. Recent months have witnessed, among others, the Cronin trilogy reach its...
Amnesia by Michael Ridpath
Amnesia
Michael Ridpath
Clemence is contacted by her French great aunt in the States to care for an elderly man, Alastair, suffering amnesia after an accident in Scotland. Can she hold the fort until her aunt gets there? Clemence, a university student in...
The Last Days of Summer by Sophie Pembroke
The Last Days of Summer
Sophie Pembroke
This book is easy to fall in love with, it’s delightfully warm and captivating, with gripping notes of intrigue. Saskia returns to her grandparents home of Rosewood after two years spent avoiding her family, can she survive a golden wedding...
Dead to Me by Lesley Pearse
Dead to Me
Lesley Pearse
Another dramatic and engagingly expressive historical novel by Lesley Pearse. Set before and during the Second World War, we follow Ruby and Verity during the ups and downs of their young lives. Ruby has a less than auspicious beginning, while...
Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman
Wilde Lake
Laura Lippman
Having achieved a full sweep of most of the crime genre's major awards, Lippman has recently also entered the US bestseller list on a regular basis, but has undeservedly not reached the same level of success in the UK. Her...
Here I am by Jonathan Safran Foer
Here I am
Jonathan Safran Foer
Not a crime novel or fantasy even if extraneous factors like a terrible earthquake that devastates the state of Israel and causes its enemies to ally to force its final destruction, but a terribly idiosyncratic first novel in 10 years...
The Summerhouse by the Sea by Jenny Oliver
The Summerhouse by the Sea
Jenny Oliver
Ahh, this is a lovely, warm-hearted, treasure of a read. Siblings Ava and Rory take a trip down memory lane when they attend their grandmother’s funeral in Spain. Will a summer in the sun help them find themselves, to rediscover...
Peculiar Ground by Lucy Hughes-Hallett
Peculiar Ground
Lucy Hughes-Hallett
May 2017 Book of the Month. A huge book both in scope and length, it begins with the journals of a landscape gardener building a great park in 1663 then moves to...
Blood Sisters by Julie Shaw
Blood Sisters
Julie Shaw
A tense, vivid, standalone tale set in the early 1980’s from the author of ‘The Tales of the Notorious Hudson Family’ series. Vicky and Lucy are best friends, when they leave school they take different paths as they fall...
Harmless Like You by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
Harmless Like You
Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
Shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2017. Shortlisted for The Authors' Club Best First Novel Award 2017. Traversing continents and generations, this sublime...
Encounters by Jason Wallace
Encounters
Jason Wallace
May 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. In a Nutshell: Alleged alien encounter inspired by true events | An utterly absorbing novel based on the real-life phenomenon of a group of Zimbabwean...
Release by Patrick Ness
Release
Patrick Ness
May 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. ***Recommended for 16+ due to content. In a Nutshell: love, truth and the power of release | A gripping, soulful novel about a life-changing day,...
Faithless by Kjell Ola Dahl
Faithless
Kjell Ola Dahl
An assured, chilling, and intense piece of crime fiction set in Oslo. Detectives Frolich and Gunnarstranda investigate the murder of a woman who has been found scalded and wrapped in plastic, Gunnarstranda gets help from an unexpected source, while things...
My Name is Leon by Kit de Waal
My Name is Leon
Kit de Waal
Shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2017. This is such a gorgeously expressive novel, it just sings with intensity, and is impossible to...
Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan by Ruth Gilligan
Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan
Ruth Gilligan
As is the case with so many good Irish literary novels, this is poignant, breathtaking and very sad. Following three stories told in three different voices that do eventually come together, it covers the years 1901 to 1941 through the...
Six Tudor Queens: Anne Boleyn by Alison Weir
Six Tudor Queens: Anne Boleyn
Alison Weir
May 2017 Book of the Month. We know we are in good hands when an eminent historian renowned for her non-fiction work turns her hand to fiction. Lovers of historical novels will...
Billionaires' Banquet An Immorality Tale for the 21st Century by Ron Butlin
Billionaires' Banquet An Immorality Tale for the 21st Century
Ron Butlin
This exceedingly original novel evokes the zeitgeist of Thatcher’s Britain with wit, humour and an exhilaratingly zesty touch.Living in mid-eighties Edinburgh, Hume feels somewhat bewildered by the changing social landscape. He observes, on one hand, that Thatcher’s “new...
One Endless Summer by Laurie Ellingham
One Endless Summer
Laurie Ellingham
Pacey, poignant and eminently entertaining, this bittersweet book about living life to the full makes a wonderfully warm-hearted companion to take into the garden on a sunny Sunday afternoon.Lizzie, Jaddi and Samantha have been planning to take a...
The Cardinal's Court A Hugh Mac Egan Mystery by Cora Harrison
The Cardinal's Court A Hugh Mac Egan Mystery
Cora Harrison
An entirely captivating and readable historical mystery. Hugh Mac Egan finds himself in the middle of deviously twisted plot, attempting to solve the riddle of who killed one of Cardinal Wolsey’s men. Hugh is positive the murderer isn’t his patron's...
The Blood Miracles by Lisa McInerney
The Blood Miracles
Lisa McInerney
Another outstanding, compelling read from Lisa McInerney, winner of the 2016 Desmond Elliott Prize and winner of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2016. Having devoured and raved about ‘The Glorious Heresies’ (one of our Books of the Year...
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
The Essex Serpent
Sarah Perry
A gorgeously eloquent and powerfully expressive novel, ‘The Essex Serpent’ explores an unusual relationship in the 1890’s. This isn't exactly a love story, it is rather, a tale about love, in all its different forms. While Cora and Will form...
Zodiac by Sam Wilson
Zodiac
Sam Wilson
An excellently twisting thriller where cop tracks killer through a turbulent city. Prejudice is rife and violence is in the air. In Sam Wilson's world it is not religion or skin tone that separates people but star signs. The obsessive...
Sidney Chambers and the Dangers of Temptation by James Runcie
Sidney Chambers and the Dangers of Temptation
James Runcie
The village of Grantchester is not as peaceful as it seems...From the theft of an heirloom to an ominous case of blackmail, Sidney is once again rushed off his feet in the fifth instalment in The Grantchester Mysteries series.
This Must be the Place by Maggie O'Farrell
This Must be the Place
Maggie O'Farrell
Award-winning novelist Maggie O’Farrell returns with her latest breathtaking novel. This Must Be The Place is a story about journeys, it’s about discovering who you are and where you’re meant to be. Daniel Sullivan is leaving on a journey, he...
Precious and Grace by Alexander McCall Smith
Precious and Grace
Alexander McCall Smith
Precious and Grace is a book steeped with addictive charm, wit and intelligent sleuthing. In the heat of summer in Botswana, co-directors of the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi, find their friendship tested to the limit...
French Concession by Xiao Bai
French Concession
Xiao Bai
A rare example of contemporary Chinese crime and thriller fiction. Based in Shanghai in 1931 it provides us with an invaluable historical perspective and sense of period on both Chinese politics of the time and an exotic landscape teeming with...
End of Watch by Stephen King
End of Watch
Stephen King
A wonderfully sinister and mind-bending end to the ‘Hodges trilogy’. Yes, ‘End of Watch’ can easily be read as a standalone novel, however I really do recommend starting with ‘Mr Mercedes’, followed by ‘Finders Keepers’. Although each book...
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
Small Great Things
Jodi Picoult
Just incredible… this punchy, beautiful, readable story vibrates with a powerful energy. After Turk Bauer accuses nurse Ruth Jefferson of murdering his new born son, Kennedy McQuarrie defends Ruth in court. Each of the three main characters, in their own...
The Trophy Child by Paula Daly
The Trophy Child
Paula Daly
“How far would a mother go to achieve perfection?” the publisher’s shout line asks. Well how far indeed? Personally I find the line deceptive but I’m not telling you why. Suffice to say that this is an involved family drama...
False Hearts by Laura Lam
False Hearts
Laura Lam
This is an intensely personal and affecting SF novel. Set in San Francisco in the near future there is much to recognise here and little in the way of outlandish science to alienate the reader. But at its core is...
Four Mums in a Boat by Janette Benaddi, Helen Butters, Niki Doeg, Frances Davies
Four Mums in a Boat
Janette Benaddi, Helen Butters, Niki Doeg, Frances Davies
Ordinary women doing the extraordinary. This book is testament to following your dreams and that you can do anything you put your mind too if you work hard enough. Four middle aged friends who met at a local Saturday morning...
Bridget Jones's Baby The Diaries by Helen Fielding
Bridget Jones's Baby The Diaries
Helen Fielding
Winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction 2017. As Bridget careers towards baby-deadline, tortured by Smug Mothers miming her ticking biological clock, a series of classic Bridget Jones moments finally leads her into pregnancy - but just...
Sidney Chambers and the Forgiveness of Sins by James Runcie
Sidney Chambers and the Forgiveness of Sins
James Runcie
Loveable full-time priest and part-time detective Canon Sidney Chambers is back, continuing his investigations. A mysterious stranger seeks sanctuary in Grantchester's church; a shooting weekend in the country has a sinister end; a friend receives poison pen letters; a piano...
Razor Girl by Carl Hiaasen
Razor Girl
Carl Hiaasen
Shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2017 for Comic Fiction. Shortlisted for the Last Laugh Award at the CrimeFest Awards 2017. A return to Hiaasen land is always welcome and Razor Girl proves one of his better escapades after...
The Other Us by Fiona Harper
The Other Us
Fiona Harper
Initially you think this could be a time travel novel or alternative universe tale but then you discover it is a clever device to allow the protagonist to explore her life. Once you accept there are no explanations offered for...
Island of Secrets by Patricia Wilson
Island of Secrets
Patricia Wilson
May 2017 Debut of the Month. Right from the start we realise this is a Montague/Capulet situation; a feud between families, in this case from Crete, that spills blood only here our...
This Was a Man by Jeffrey Archer
This Was a Man
Jeffrey Archer
This Was a Man is the seventh and final, captivating instalment of the Clifton Chronicles from master storyteller Jeffrey Archer.
The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly
The Wrong Side of Goodbye
Michael Connelly
Harry Bosch is back in a fast-paced, action-packed, gripping new thriller from global bestseller Michael Connelly.
The Hairy Dieters Go Veggie by Hairy Bikers
The Hairy Dieters Go Veggie
Hairy Bikers
The bestselling, big-hearted and down-to-earth chefs, The Hairy Bikers, return with 80 delicious vegetarian recipes to make losing weight and eating less meat even easier.
Need You Dead by Peter James
Need You Dead
Peter James
A humdinger of a read, the authenticity shines throughout this thrilling tale. Set in Brighton and the surrounding area over two weeks, Detective Superintendent Grace finds himself in the middle of one of his most challenging cases… one murder victim,...
Tom Gates: Family, Friends and Furry Creatures by Liz Pichon
Tom Gates: Family, Friends and Furry Creatures
Liz Pichon
In the next hilarious illustrated instalment of Tom Gates, Mr Fullerman has a class assignment: a family tree! Tom's ready to learn all about the Gates family, his friends and a furry creature (or two!).
The Queen of Wishful Thinking by Milly Johnson
The Queen of Wishful Thinking
Milly Johnson
Milly Johnson writes warm, funny and poignant novels about the universal issues of friendship, family, love, good food and that little bit of magic in life that sometimes visits the unsuspecting. A perennial Sunday Times bestseller, her readership is growing...
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Wings and Ruin
Sarah J. Maas
Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin's manoeuvrings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees.
The Best of Sisters by Dilly Court
The Best of Sisters
Dilly Court
Twelve-year-old Eliza Bragg has known little in life but the cold, comfortless banks of the Thames. Living above her uncle's chandlery she has grown accustomed to a life of penury and servitude, her only comfort the love and protection of...
The Girlfriend by Michelle Frances
The Girlfriend
Michelle Frances
A girl. A boy. His mother. And the lie she'll wish she'd never told. The Girlfriend by Michelle Frances is a gripping and chilling debut psychological thriller, based on the fall-out following an unforgiveable lie.
No Middle Name: Jack Reacher Story Collection The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Stories by Lee Child
No Middle Name: Jack Reacher Story Collection The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Stories
Lee Child
Jack Reacher, lone wolf, knight errant, ex military cop, lover of women, scourge of the wicked and righter of wrongs, is one of the most iconic heroes for our age. This is the first time all Lee Child's shorter fiction...
Quiet Genius Bob Paisley, British Football's Greatest Manager by Ian Herbert
Quiet Genius Bob Paisley, British Football's Greatest Manager
Ian Herbert
Quiet Genius is the story of how one modest man accomplished more than any other football manager, found his attributes largely unrecorded and undervalued and, in keeping with the gentler ways of his generation, did not seem to mind. It...
The Battle by Paul O'Connell
The Battle
Paul O'Connell
As the heartbeat of Munster, British and Irish Lions captain in 2009, and captain of the first Ireland team to defend a Six Nations championship, O'Connell has emerged as perhaps the most beloved of the golden generation of Irish rugby...
Barry Sheene The Official Photographic Celebration of the Legendary Motorcycle Champion by Rick Broadbent
Barry Sheene The Official Photographic Celebration of the Legendary Motorcycle Champion
Rick Broadbent
Published to mark the 40th anniversary of his second world championship win, this is the Barry Sheene story as told like never before by the people who knew him best. It delves deep into the family history to get inside...
Believe by Nicola Adams
Believe
Nicola Adams
Growing up in Leeds, Nicola stumbled into boxing in her local sports centre while her mum was at aerobics. Age 13 she decided that she would win an Olympic Gold: nobody was going to stop her. Years of relentless training,...
That's Your Lot by Brian Limond aka Limmy
That's Your Lot
Brian Limond aka Limmy
This is Limmy's second book. It's a whole load of new, odd, and hilariously grim short stories.
The Purple Swamp Hen and Other Stories by Penelope Lively
The Purple Swamp Hen and Other Stories
Penelope Lively
In this new and varied collection of short stories, Penelope Lively shows that she remains a master of her craft, and one of our finest English writers.
Men Without Women Stories by Haruki Murakami
Men Without Women Stories
Haruki Murakami
Across seven tales, the author brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone. He tells the stories of vanishing cats and smoky bars, lonely hearts and mysterious women,...
Wild Cards: High Stakes by George R. R. Martin
Wild Cards: High Stakes
George R. R. Martin
Perfect for old fans and new readers alike, High Stakes delves deeper into the world of aces, jokers, and the hard-boiled men and women of the Fort Freak police precinct in a pulpy, page-turning novel of superheroics and Lovecraftian horror.
Walkaway by Cory Doctorow
Walkaway
Cory Doctorow
A multi-generational SF thriller about the momentous changes coming in the next hundred years: an epic tale of revolution, love, war, and the end of death.
Take Back the Sky by Greg Bear
Take Back the Sky
Greg Bear
Same war. Different enemy... The soldiers must forget their training, forget what they know, and journey to Planet X - infamous home of the Antagonists. Hunted by friend and foe alike and desperate for answers, they will do anything to...
The Boy on the Bridge by M. R. Carey
The Boy on the Bridge
M. R. Carey
In The Boy on the Bridge, M. R. Carey returns to the world of The Girl With All the Gifts, the phenomenal word-of-mouth bestseller which was made into a critically acclaimed film starring Sennia Nanua, Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton...
One Quiet Woman by Anna Jacobs
One Quiet Woman
Anna Jacobs
The first book in beloved and bestselling Anna Jacobs' new Lancashire-based saga. 1930, Lancashire: Leah Turner's father has been killed in an accident at the laundry, and since her mother died years ago it falls to her to become sole...
Flora's War by Audrey Reimann
Flora's War
Audrey Reimann
When the orphaned Flora MacDonald escapes from a harsh reform school she falls - literally - into the arms of Andrew Stewart, a handsome sailor on shore leave. But their blossoming love is interrupted by the outbreak of the Second...
Mr Gandy's Grand Tour by Alan Titchmarsh
Mr Gandy's Grand Tour
Alan Titchmarsh
The new bestselling novel from Britain's favourite gardener and TV presenter Alan Titchmarsh. Mr Gandy escapes his humdrum life with an unexpected Grand Tour of Europe where drama, romance and friendship await in this beguiling tale of self-discovery.
Insight The Power of Self-Awareness in a Self-Deluded World by Dr Tasha Eurich
Insight The Power of Self-Awareness in a Self-Deluded World
Dr Tasha Eurich
Integrating hundreds of studies with her own research and work in the Fortune 500 world, organizational psychologist Tasha Eurich shatters conventional assumptions about what it takes to truly know ourselves - like why introspection isn't a bullet train to insight,...
Out of the Shadow of a Giant Hooke, Halley and the Birth of British Science by John Gribbin, Mary Gribbin
Out of the Shadow of a Giant Hooke, Halley and the Birth of British Science
John Gribbin, Mary Gribbin
Whilst Newton is widely regarded as one of the greatest scientists of all time, and the father of the English scientific revolution, John and Mary Gribbin uncover the fascinating story of Robert Hooke and Edmond Halley, whose scientific achievements neatly...
The Great Mystery Science, God and the Human Quest for Meaning by Alister McGrath, DPhil, DD
The Great Mystery Science, God and the Human Quest for Meaning
Alister McGrath, DPhil, DD
Alister McGrath, bestselling author and Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford University, explores the question of human nature from both scientific and religious perspectives, and weaves together the results to open up and explore some of the...
Flavour A User's Guide to Our Most Neglected Sense by Bob Holmes
Flavour A User's Guide to Our Most Neglected Sense
Bob Holmes
For anyone who wants to be a better cook, get the best restaurant experience no matter where you go, or if you just want to make better decisions in the supermarket or about your diet. Flavour will help you discover...
The Nothing by Hanif Kureishi
The Nothing
Hanif Kureishi
Written with characteristic black humour and with an acute eye for detail, Kureishi's eagerly awaited novella will have his readers dazzled once again by a brilliant mind at work.
New Boy (Hogarth Shakespeare) by Tracy Chevalier
New Boy (Hogarth Shakespeare)
Tracy Chevalier
The tragedy of Othello is transposed to a 1970s suburban Washington schoolyard, where kids fall in and out of love with each other before lunchtime, and practise a casual racism picked up from their parents and teachers. Watching over the...
The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride
The Lesser Bohemians
Eimear McBride
At once epic and exquisitely intimate, The Lesser Bohemians is a celebration of the dark and the light in love.
Passchendaele A New History by Nick Lloyd
Passchendaele A New History
Nick Lloyd
Between July and November 1917, in a small corner of Belgium, more than 500,000 men were killed or maimed, gassed or drowned - and many of the bodies were never found. The climax was one of the worst battles of...
The Greedy Queen Eating with Victoria by Annie Gray
The Greedy Queen Eating with Victoria
Annie Gray
Voracious and adventurous in her tastes, Queen Victoria was head of state during a revolution in how we ate - from the highest tables to the most humble. Bursting with original research, The Greedy Queen considers Britain's most iconic monarch...
The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
The Wonder
Emma Donoghue
Set in the Irish Midlands in the 1850s, Emma Donoghue's The Wonder - inspired by numerous European and North American cases of 'fasting girls' between the sixteenth century and the twentieth - is a psychological thriller about a child's murder...
Pharaoh by Wilbur Smith
Pharaoh
Wilbur Smith
From the glittering temples of Luxor to the Citadel of Sparta, Pharaoh is an intense and powerful novel magnificently transporting you to a time of threat, blood and glory. Master storyteller, Wilbur Smith, is at the very peak of his...
Before the Rains by Dinah Jefferies
Before the Rains
Dinah Jefferies
A gorgeously expressive and captivating novel, set in 1930’s India at the height of the struggle for independence against British rule. 28 year old photographer Eliza agrees to document the royal family and subjects of one of the princely states....
We Need to Talk A Straight-Talking Guide to Raising Resilient Teens by Ian Williamson
We Need to Talk A Straight-Talking Guide to Raising Resilient Teens
Ian Williamson
How do you talk to your teen when their only focus is the screen in front of them? How do you help them to build relationships when their only connections are to Wi-Fi and 4G? This book offers a series...
The Nordic Guide to Living 10 Years Longer 10 Easy Tips to Live a Healthier, Happier Life by Dr. Bertil Marklund
The Nordic Guide to Living 10 Years Longer 10 Easy Tips to Live a Healthier, Happier Life
Dr. Bertil Marklund
The Danes may have their hygge and the Norwegians their back to the land culture, but the Swedes have 'lagom': an even-keeled approach to a life of balance. Dr Bertil Marklund - a doctor and researcher at the Gothenburg University...
The Good Gut Guide Delicious Recipes & a Simple 6-Week Plan for Inner Health & Outer Beauty by Liz Earle
The Good Gut Guide Delicious Recipes & a Simple 6-Week Plan for Inner Health & Outer Beauty
Liz Earle
Delicious recipes and the ultimate wellbeing plan for a healthy gut in 6 weeks. Packed with the latest science, the book contains information on probiotics, prebiotics, supplements, and how best to address your individual needs and goals- whether this be...
Matilda & the Ramsay Bunch Tilly's Kitchen Takeover by Matilda Ramsay
Matilda & the Ramsay Bunch Tilly's Kitchen Takeover
Matilda Ramsay
A cookery and lifestyle book for tweens and teens offering a glimpse into Tilly Ramsay's busy life in and out of the kitchen, released alongside the third series of CBBC's Matilda & The Ramsay Bunch. The book will encourage Tilly's...
On the Side A Sourcebook of Inspiring Side Dishes by
On the Side A Sourcebook of Inspiring Side Dishes

A revolutionary cookbook that moves the humble side dish to centre stage. Whilst writing his food blog, Rocket & Squash, Ed Smith noticed that a key part of our meals was being ignored. On too many occasions, side dishes were...
The Midlife Kitchen Health-Boosting Recipes for Midlife & Beyon by Mimi Spencer
The Midlife Kitchen Health-Boosting Recipes for Midlife & Beyon
Mimi Spencer
Future-proof your life through your forties, fifties and beyond with these delicious, fuss-free recipes that restore, rejuvenate and revive. From Seared Sirloin on Pan-Roasted Veg to The Mother of All Greek Salads, Best Lunch Wrap Ever to Three Fire Ginger...
The Shadow of What Was Lost by James Islington
The Shadow of What Was Lost
James Islington
From the publisher of the Wheel of Time comes a debut fantasy blockbuster in that same grand tradition, from a bright new talent set to become a major force in the genre
Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay
Children of Earth and Sky
Guy Gavriel Kay
Guy Gavriel Kay, bestselling author of the groundbreaking novels Under Heaven and River of Stars, once again visits a world that evokes one that existed in our own past, this time the tumultuous period of Renaissance Europe-a world on the...
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
Into the Water
Paula Hawkins
With the same propulsive writing and acute understanding of human instincts that captivated millions of readers around the world in her explosive debut thriller, The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins delivers an urgent, satisfying read that hinges on...
The Choice by Samantha King
The Choice
Samantha King
The Choice is a high-concept, hypnotic suspense debut from a remarkable new talent and explores every parent's worst nightmare: What if you had to choose between your children?
The True Story of Maxwell Knight Maxwell Knight: MI5's Greatest Spymaster by Henry Hemming
The True Story of Maxwell Knight Maxwell Knight: MI5's Greatest Spymaster
Henry Hemming
Known simply as M, Maxwell Knight is seen today as one of MI5's greatest spymasters. He was the first in MI5 to grasp the potential of training female agents. This book reveals the names and stories of seven men and...
The Pigeon Tunnel Stories from My Life by John le Carre
The Pigeon Tunnel Stories from My Life
John le Carre
In this, his first memoir, le Carre is as funny as he is incisive - reading into the events he witnesses the same moral ambiguity with which he imbues his novels. Whether he's writing about the parrot at a Beirut...
The Other Exile The Story of Fernao Lopes, St Helena and a Paradise Lost by Abdul Rahman Azzam
The Other Exile The Story of Fernao Lopes, St Helena and a Paradise Lost
Abdul Rahman Azzam
A tale of a real-life Robinson Crusoe and his total retreat from human society. Based on brand new research by A R Azzam, author of the acclaimed Saladin (Longman, 2007), The Other Exile is at once a historical adventure...
Not Dead Yet: The Autobiography by Phil Collins
Not Dead Yet: The Autobiography
Phil Collins
As one of only three musicians to sell over 100 million records both in a group and as a solo artist, Collins breathes rare air. This book tells Phil Collins' candid, witty, unvarnished story of the songs and shows, the...
Mockingbird Songs My Friendship with Harper Lee by Wayne Flynt
Mockingbird Songs My Friendship with Harper Lee
Wayne Flynt
Beautifully written, intelligent and telling, this remarkable compendium of letters - a correspondence that lasted for a quarter century, from 1992 until Harper Lee's death in February 2016 - offers an incisive and compelling look into the mind, heart and...
Five Forget Mother's Day by Bruno Vincent
Five Forget Mother's Day
Bruno Vincent
A brand new Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups, especially for Mother's Day! Join Julian, George, Dick, Anne and Timmy the dog as they try to celebrate Mother's Day with Aunt Fanny. George has past form in forgetting - not least her...
Night of Sorrows by Graham Hancock
Night of Sorrows
Graham Hancock
Graham Hancock, an expert in ancient civilisations and author of the 9 million selling Fingerprints of the Gods, and expert too, on the use of hallucinogens to achieve higher states of consciousness, brings these two interests together in the final...
Bad Choices How Algorithms Can Help You Think Smarter and Live Happier by Ali Almossawi
Bad Choices How Algorithms Can Help You Think Smarter and Live Happier
Ali Almossawi
The wildly popular author of Bad Arguments returns with a funny, smart introduction to algorithms -- those perennially misunderstood, increasingly important problem-solving rules that can save you time and lead to better choices, every day.
Reader, I Married Him by Tracy Chevalier
Reader, I Married Him
Tracy Chevalier
A collection of short stories celebrating Charlotte Bronte, published in the year of her bicentenary and stemming from the now immortal words from her great work Jane Eyre.
The Mare by Mary Gaitskill
The Mare
Mary Gaitskill
This is a heartbreakingly honest and profoundly moving portrait of the nearly unbridgeable gaps between people, and the way we long for fairytale endings despite knowing that they don't exist.
The Flame Bearer by Bernard Cornwell
The Flame Bearer
Bernard Cornwell
The brand new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one bestselling series on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. Britain's precarious peace threatens to turn into a war of annihilation. But Uhtred is...
The Roasting Tin Deliciously Simple One-Dish Dinners by Rukmini Iyer
The Roasting Tin Deliciously Simple One-Dish Dinners
Rukmini Iyer
The Roasting Tin is a deliciously simple concept: fresh, easy ingredients, five minutes prep, and let the oven do the work. Like one-pot dinners but using the oven rather than the hob, this is convenience cooking without scrimping on flavour...
Shepherds and Butchers by Chris Marnewick
Shepherds and Butchers
Chris Marnewick
South Africa, 1987. Apartheid. When Leon, a white 19-year-old prison guard working on death row commits an inexplicable act of violence, killing seven black men in a hail of bullets, the outcome of the trial - and the court's sentence...
The Durrells of Corfu by Michael Haag
The Durrells of Corfu
Michael Haag
Michael Haag's book covers the background to the Durrell family's years in Corfu, including their time in India, where all the children were born, and where their father, a brilliant civil engineer, had died. It recalls the real life characters...
Modern Lovers by Emma Straub
Modern Lovers
Emma Straub
Summer might be fading over the horizon but Straub's new novel is a perfect summer novel for all seasons: witty, touching, humane and gently humorous. A tale of complicated relationships set in Brooklyn this proves as light-hearted as her father,...
The Forever House by Veronica Henry
The Forever House
Veronica Henry
Gorgeously affectionate, loving, and generous, this is a read to escape into and really enjoy. Hunters Moon is a forever home, yet the current occupants are selling up and when Belinda takes on the sale, she finds herself becoming emotionally...

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The Marches by Rory Stewart

The Marches
Rory Stewart
A very personal history of the boundary between Scotland and England, endlessly walking the border country Rory Stewart realises it is really another country, a middleland with its own lost...

Wonderland A Year of Britain's Wildlife, Day by Day by Brett Westwood, Stephen Moss

Wonderland A Year of Britain's Wildlife, Day by Day
Brett Westwood, Stephen Moss
A life-affirming nature diary - with something amazing to see and experience on every day of the year. Distilling two lifetimes' knowledge, expert insight and enthusiasm, award-winning authors and passionate...

Razor Girl by Carl Hiaasen

Razor Girl
Carl Hiaasen
Shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2017 for Comic Fiction. Shortlisted for the Last Laugh Award at the CrimeFest Awards 2017. A return to Hiaasen land is always welcome...

Storm in a Teacup The Physics of Everyday Life by Helen Czerski

Storm in a Teacup The Physics of Everyday Life
Helen Czerski
A stimulating, detailed, yet remarkably clear book about physics and how to connect to and understand a little more about our world. If you find yourself wondering about the why,...

When My Ship Comes in by Sue Wilsher

When My Ship Comes in
Sue Wilsher
A dramatic and emotional saga set in 1950s Essex from a great new voice. Keep the family together, that's what her old mum always said. Put up and shut up....

Deep Down Dead by Steph Broadribb

Deep Down Dead
Steph Broadribb
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Yet another assured British thriller debut, again set overseas, this time in deepest America where Lori Anderson, a young woman with...

Gilded Cage by Vic James

Gilded Cage
Vic James
Vic James’ magical yet chilling debut novel describes an alternate contemporary world in which, since the 1640s, Britain has been divided between the Equals, a ruling Aristocracy who have magical...

Paris for One and Other Stories by Jojo Moyes

Paris for One and Other Stories
Jojo Moyes
I love short stories, they have the power to give us a fleeting, yet memorable glimpse into other lives. Lives of strong, beautiful characters as they face the challenges that...

The House on Sunset Lake by Tasmina Perry

The House on Sunset Lake
Tasmina Perry
A stirring and intoxicating story of love and twisted secrets waiting… lurking. Spanning twenty years, this tale introduces Jim and Jennifer in 1995 when they meet in Savannah, before a...

Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo

Reader Reviewed Stay With Me
Ayobami Adebayo
Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2017. A surprising, emotional, and courageous novel, one where the words and feelings gradually unwind from the page and take up residence...

Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

Reader Reviewed Sometimes I Lie
Alice Feeney
A novel to meddle with your reasoning and taunt your gut instincts… Amber is in hospital in a coma, her thoughts are knocking at the door of her awareness as...

When I Was Invisible by Dorothy Koomson

Reader Reviewed When I Was Invisible
Dorothy Koomson
April 2017 Book of the Month. An absolute page-turner of a novel, at times uncomfortable, yet powerful and oh so compelling. Roni and Nika meet when...

The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain

The Gustav Sonata
Rose Tremain
Shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2017. Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2016. Profoundly moving tale of love and devotion, told in a steady, lucid style...

Nourish and Glow: The 10 Day Plan by Amelia Freer

Nourish and Glow: The 10 Day Plan
Amelia Freer
Leaving behind all the confusion and negativity surrounding diets and healthy eating, this book helps you find out exactly how and what it means to eat well for you, for...

The House of Fame by Oliver Harris

The House of Fame
Oliver Harris
Nick Belsey, from Hampstead CID, is a crooked cop, or at any rate a cop who bends the rules as far as they can be bent. Although, by hook or...

Letters to Strabo by David Smith

Letters to Strabo
David Smith
A fictional travelogue of Finn, a free-spirited American and budding travel writer, journeying around Europe and the Middle East in the 1970’s. Letters to Strabo is an evocative, candid and...

Black Water Lilies by Michel Bussi

Reader Reviewed Black Water Lilies
Michel Bussi
April 2017 Book of the Month. Simply superb, ’Black Water Lilies’ has leapt straight into my heart and soul. Thirteen days in the heart of Claude...

Secrets of a Happy Marriage by Cathy Kelly

Secrets of a Happy Marriage
Cathy Kelly
A gorgeously warm, loving, and occasionally tempestuous tale set within a large family as they learn to cope with grief, new loves, and family revelations. Bess has found love in...

All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai

All Our Wrong Todays
Elan Mastai
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...

This Love by Dani Atkins

This Love
Dani Atkins
How one book can hold such aching heartbreak, beautiful tenderness, and vibrant emotion, I really don’t know. Sophie works from home and keeps her heart hidden, then in one life-changing...

Arrowood by Mick Finlay

Reader Reviewed Arrowood
Mick Finlay
April 2017 Debut of the Month. London 1895, gloriously brought to life in all its grizzly glory. Arrowood is a weathered Private Investigator with a soft...

A Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys

Reader Reviewed A Dangerous Crossing
Rachel Rhys
April 2017 Debut of the Month. All aboard for an Agatha Christie-esque mystery set on a ship bound for the distant shores of Australia in 1939....

Well of the Winds by Denzil Meyrick

Reader Reviewed Well of the Winds
Denzil Meyrick
A stimulating, fascinating and so very readable addition to the ‘D.C.I. Daley Series’. The past is haunting the present as murder visits an island off the coast of Kintyre. Denzil...

The People at Number 9 by Felicity Everett

Reader Reviewed The People at Number 9
Felicity Everett
April 2017 Debut of the Month. Solid, surburban couple with two boys at the local school have their safe, perhaps a little monotonous, life disrupted by...

The Cutaway by Christina Kovac

Reader Reviewed The Cutaway
Christina Kovac
April 2017 Debut of the Month. A compelling and stylish psychological thriller from a fine new voice in crime fiction. Indomitable Virginia Knightly is a TV...

The Stolen Child by Sanjida Kay

Reader Reviewed The Stolen Child
Sanjida Kay
April 2017 Book of the Month. Terrific, truly a one-sitting read so be warned and allow space for it to be so. Zoe and Ollie adopt...

Quicksand by Malin Persson Giolito

Reader Reviewed Quicksand
Malin Persson Giolito
April 2017 Debut of the Month. Provocative and compelling, this mind and heart-breaking tale really shouldn't be missed. After a school shooting, 18 year old Maja...

The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova

Reader Reviewed The Shadow Land
Elizabeth Kostova
April 2017 Book of the Month. This is a beautifully crafted novel. Those familiar with Kostova’s writing will be delighted to know that her beautiful, descriptive...

Keeping it Real by Justina Robson

Keeping it Real
Justina Robson
A heroine who's half robot and all attitude, a world of quantum strangeness; SF that has remembered how to have fun from the UK's most successful female SF writer. Special...

The Bomb Girls' Secrets by Daisy Styles

The Bomb Girls' Secrets
Daisy Styles
In the Phoenix Munitions Factory everyone has their secrets ...As WWII rolls across Europe, Kitty boards a ship set for England; leaving her cruel father for war work in a...

The Mersey Daughter by Annie Groves

The Mersey Daughter
Annie Groves
The brand new Wartime drama novel from bestselling author Annie Groves, perfect for fans of Christmas on the Mersey and Child of the Mersey. As the bombs rain down...

Invisible Planets Collected Fiction by Hannu Rajaniemi

Invisible Planets Collected Fiction
Hannu Rajaniemi
Mindblowingly inventive and beautifully written short stories from the most exciting new name in SF. Drawn from antholgies, magazines and online publications and brought together in book form for the...

Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift

Mothering Sunday
Graham Swift
Shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2017. From the jubilant “You shall go to the ball!” of the preface, and the “Once upon a time” opening, this...

Blue Light Yokohama by Nicolas Obregon

Blue Light Yokohama
Nicolas Obregon
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. A beautifully plotted police procedural set in Japan by a new British author, this wonderfully crafted suspense sees a pair of...

The Lauras by Sara Taylor

Reader Reviewed The Lauras
Sara Taylor
April 2017 Book of the Month. A captivating and subtly beautiful novel, where heart-catching surprises lie in wait. Alex recalls life on the road at the...

Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor

Reader Reviewed Reservoir 13
Jon McGregor
April 2017 Book of the Month. Aged 13 a girl goes missing. The whole village turns out to search. Over the course of thirteen chapters and...

The Cows by Dawn O'Porter

Reader Reviewed The Cows
Dawn O'Porter
April 2017 Debut of the Month. Oh my word, this is an eyebrow raising, mouth openingly good read. A contemporary tale about three women, muddling and...

Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts by Christopher de Hamel

Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts
Christopher de Hamel
Winner of the Wolfson History Prize 2017. Christopher de Hamel is a man happy in his work – his enthusiasm and love for his subject lights up this account of...

Martin Luther by Lyndal Roper

Martin Luther
Lyndal Roper
Shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize 2017. This year is the anniversary of the events that we hold responsible for the beginning of the European Reformation in 1517. As it...

The Hate u Give by Angie Thomas

The Hate u Give
Angie Thomas
April 2017 NewGen Debut of the Month. In a Nutshell: Fighting for Justice | Black Lives Matter | Stunning, vital wake-up call of a novel about racism,...

Castle of Water by Dane Huckelbridge

Castle of Water
Dane Huckelbridge
April 2017 Debut of the Month. An emotional, heart-stopping, and mesmerising debut novel. 34 year old retired banker and burgeoning artist Barry from New York, and...

Good as Gone by Amy Gentry

Good as Gone
Amy Gentry
April 2017 Debut of the Month. A clever, convincing, and unexpected tale. 13 year old Julie Whitaker was kidnapped from her bedroom eight years ago, her...

All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg

All Grown Up
Jami Attenberg
An edgy, astute, robustly dynamic tale, taking snapshots of a life and allowing them to parade provocatively in front of you. Andrea is nearly 40, she doesn't have children, or...

Watching Edie by Camilla Way

Reader Reviewed Watching Edie
Camilla Way
In alternating chapters headed “Before” and “After” and narrated by both Heather and Edie, this is one truly compulsive read. Menace hangs over the whole thing. “Before” was seventeen years...

Their Finest by Lissa Evans

Their Finest
Lissa Evans
It's 1940. After a short spell promoting the joy of swedes for the Ministry of Food, Catrin Cole finds herself writing dialogue for 'Just an Ordinary Wednesday', a heart-warming but...

The Plague Charmer by Karen Maitland

Reader Reviewed The Plague Charmer
Karen Maitland
Told by many voices, some wise, some wicked, this is the story of a close community under unbearable strain. What is the breaking point where neighbours and even sisters will...

The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis

Reader Reviewed The Wolf Road
Beth Lewis
April 2017 Debut of the Month. Uniquely voiced, elementally powerful literary thriller that crackles with page-turning tension. Aged seven, gutsy Elka ran away from her nana...

The Real Pet Detective True Tales of Pets Lost and Found by Tom Watkins

The Real Pet Detective True Tales of Pets Lost and Found
Tom Watkins
The Real Pet Detective is the story of 20 years of missing pets, their owners and Tom's team of expert pet investigators. From recording the owner's voice to lure cats...

Gone A Girl, a Violin, a Life Unstrung by Min Kym

Gone A Girl, a Violin, a Life Unstrung
Min Kym
This is Min Kym's extraordinary story - of a young woman staring into the void, wondering who she was, who she had been. It is a story of isolation and...

The Fourteenth Letter by Claire Evans

The Fourteenth Letter
Claire Evans
London 1881. A bride is murdered on at her engagement party, setting in chain a twisting, riveting mystery full of memorable characters in Claire Evans' dramatic debut novel perfect for...

How to be Human by Paula Cocozza

How to be Human
Paula Cocozza
April 2017 Debut of the Month. Here is a woman, Mary, who desperately needs something and even we, the reader, are not entirely sure what. She...

Dangerous Lady by Martina Cole

Dangerous Lady
Martina Cole
Dangerous Lady is the iconic first novel by Sunday Times No.1 bestseller Martina Cole which catapulted her to fame and made her the 'undisputed queen of crime writing' (Guardian). This...

A Little History of British Gardening by Jenny Uglow

A Little History of British Gardening
Jenny Uglow
Did the Romans have rakes? Did the monks get muddy? Did the potato seem really, really weird when it arrived on our shores? This 'potted' history of gardening in Britain...

Floating A Life Regained by Joe Minihane

Floating A Life Regained
Joe Minihane
Floating is the story of Joe Minihane's attempt to retrace the greatest swimming exploration of our time while facing up to his struggles with anxiety by diving right in. A...

All That Man Is by David Szalay

All That Man Is
David Szalay
Tracing an arc from the spring of youth to the winter of old age, All That Man Is brings these separate lives together to show us men as they are...

Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien

Do Not Say We Have Nothing
Madeleine Thien
Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2017. Written with exquisite intimacy, wit and moral complexity, Do Not Say We Have Nothing magnificently brings to life one of the...

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

My Name is Lucy Barton
Elizabeth Strout
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016 and the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2016. An exquisite story of mothers and daughters from the Pulitzer prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge.

The Village News The Truth Behind England's Rural Idyll by Tom Fort

The Village News The Truth Behind England's Rural Idyll
Tom Fort
The Village News is a whimsical, funny and informative travelogue by pedal power of a variety of villages across our nation that encapsulate, or showcase, all the best elements of...

The Cutthroat by Clive Cussler, Justin Scott

The Cutthroat
Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
The latest action-packed historical blockbuster featuring Isaac Bell, from Sunday Times bestseller Clive Cussler. Women are being brutally murdered all over America ...it's going to take an extraordinary mind to...

War Cry by Wilbur Smith, David Churchill

War Cry
Wilbur Smith, David Churchill
A love story in the time of heroes, War Cry is the latest breathtaking episode in Wilbur Smith's epic account of one beloved family. In a triumphant return to his...

Blood Tide by Claire McGowan

Blood Tide
Claire McGowan
Forensic psychologist Paula Maguire returns in Blood Tide, the fifth novel in Claire McGowan's series. Paula is sent to investigate the disappearance of a couple from a remote island off...

Bryant & May - Wild Chamber by Christopher Fowler

Bryant & May - Wild Chamber
Christopher Fowler
Tells a story that begins at the end of an investigation, as the members of London's Peculiar Crimes Unit race to catch a killer near London Bridge Station in the...

The Harrowing by James Aitcheson

The Harrowing
James Aitcheson
1066, The Norman Conquest: Five strangers. Five secrets. No refuge. No turning back. Priest, Lady, Servant, Warrior, Minstrel: each has their own story; each their own sin. As enemies past...

A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline

A Piece of the World
Christina Baker Kline
From the bestselling author of Orphan Train comes a luminous portrait of a woman of grit and grace, as heartwarming as it is gripping. A story that allows the...

The Blade Artist by Irvine Welsh

The Blade Artist
Irvine Welsh
The Blade Artist is an elegant, electrifying novel - ultra violent but curiously redemptive - and it marks the return of one of modern fiction's most infamous, terrifying characters, the...

Death of a She Devil by Fay Weldon

Death of a She Devil
Fay Weldon
Sequel to The Life and Loves of a She Devil. Lewis is a new kind of 'heroine'. He's an ultra-confident, twenty-something man. But he won't be satisfied with his...

Pussy by Howard Jacobson

Pussy
Howard Jacobson
Prince Fracassus is idle, boastful, thin-skinned and egotistic; has no manners, no curiosity, no knowledge, no idea and no words in which to express them. Could he, in that case, be...

A Traitor in the Family by Nicholas Searle

A Traitor in the Family
Nicholas Searle
In A Traitor in the Family, bestselling author, Nicholas Searle, tells a story of shocking, intimate betrayal. Can a treacherous act of the most personal kind ever be, in this...

Work Like Any Other by Virginia Reeves

Work Like Any Other
Virginia Reeves
From an astonishing new voice, this debut charts the life of Roscoe T Martin, first as a farm owner with a fractured family, then as prison inmate... Placing itself perfectly...

Die of Shame by Mark Billingham

Die of Shame
Mark Billingham
From number one bestseller Mark Billingham - author of Time of Death and In the Dark, both soon to be major BBC series - comes the year's most...

Gone Without A Trace: Her Boyfriend Has Vanished. Now Someone is Watching Her. by Mary Torjussen

Gone Without A Trace: Her Boyfriend Has Vanished. Now Someone is Watching Her.
Mary Torjussen
An addictive, twisty thriller for fans of C.L. Taylor and Clare Mackintosh about a woman who returns home from work to discover her partner has vanished without a...

The Light of Paris by Eleanor Brown

Reader Reviewed The Light of Paris
Eleanor Brown
Two parallel stories, set in two time frames, where second chances and the links between two women flicker and burn with energy. In Chicago during 1999, Madeleine tells her own...

The Ice Beneath Her by Camilla Grebe

The Ice Beneath Her
Camilla Grebe
A debut solo novel for a leading Swedish crime author who had, until now, collaborated with other writers on various series. A young woman is found beheaded inside the house...

The Museum of You by Carys Bray

Reader Reviewed The Museum of You
Carys Bray
Now that Clover is twelve she can have a key to her home while her father drives the local bus and she can remain there alone. She has the allotment...

The Crow Girl by Erik Axl Sund

The Crow Girl
Erik Axl Sund
If you thought The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was the epitome of Nordic noir's savage darkness, think again. Graphic, violent and weaving a thread of evil with the...

A Hero in France by Alan Furst

A Hero in France
Alan Furst
Still set against Furst's familiar background of the dark years of WW2, this new offering full of treachery and intrigue for once eschews the tropes of espionage and restricts itself...

Sunset City by Melissa Ginsburg

Sunset City
Melissa Ginsburg
Longlisted for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2017. A wonderful portrait of a self-destructive woman at odds with the world and herself. Set in Houston, Texas, the tale...

The Beautiful Dead by Belinda Bauer

The Beautiful Dead
Belinda Bauer
Oh my, this is a clever, chilling, and penetrating read. 29 year old TV crime reporter Eve Singer looks for murder and mayhem, but she needs to watch out, as...

Black Water by Louise Doughty

Black Water
Louise Doughty
Fluctuating between the riots and massacre in Indonesia in 1965 and the second coup in 1997 with the unrest of 1998, this is a powerful tale of espionage and love. ...

The Butchers of Berlin by Chris Petit

Reader Reviewed The Butchers of Berlin
Chris Petit
This is a tough, violent thriller which illustrates the chaos in Germany in 1943. Suffering setbacks in the war and severe shortages, Berlin is in the middle of a rushed...

Fire Damage by Kate Medina

Reader Reviewed Fire Damage
Kate Medina
Captivating from the outset, this is the first in the ‘Jessie Flynn Investigation’ series, and what a fabulously readable and dramatic story it is too. 29 year old Dr Jessie...

Murderabilia by Craig Robertson

Murderabilia
Craig Robertson
If Ian Rankin controls the crime scene in Edinburgh, it's becoming clear that Craig Robertson has a firm grip on matters murderous in Glasgow and this outstanding and disturbing stand...

The One Man by Andrew Gross

The One Man
Andrew Gross
Something of a departure for erstwhile James Patterson collaborator Andrew Gross, and a powerful, breathless thriller with a difference. It's 1944 and the American nuclear programme is stalling and the...

The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas

Reader Reviewed The State of Grace
Rachael Lucas
In a Nutshell: Living with Asperger’s * Dealing with change * New beginnings “Being human is a complicated game”, and that’s certainly the case for fifteen-year-old Grace, the sparkling protagonist of...

Based on a True Story by Delphine de Vigan

Based on a True Story
Delphine de Vigan
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. With shades of Ingmar Bergman's film Persona and the 1992 Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason Leigh movie Single White Female, this...

Sirens by Joseph Knox

Sirens
Joseph Knox
Longlisted for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2017. Justifiably already highly-praised, this debut by a young Manchester author deserves all the generous encomiums and more lavished on it....

The Pictures by Guy Bolton

The Pictures
Guy Bolton
Longlisted for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2017. Yet another British beginner with a tale set overseas, in this case in Hollywood in 1939 at the time The...

Written in Bones by James Oswald

Written in Bones
James Oswald
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Scottish farmer and writer James Oswald is definitely prolific, to say the least, as this is already his seventh Detective Inspector...

Tall Oaks by Chris Whitaker

Tall Oaks
Chris Whitaker
Longlisted for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2017. Shortlisted for the Last Laugh Award at the CrimeFest Awards 2017. A first British crime novel, albeit set in a...

The End of the Day by Claire North

The End of the Day
Claire North
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Charlie just happens to be the harbinger of death. He never wanted the job, but he had no choice in the...

What You Don't Know by JoAnn Chaney

What You Don't Know
JoAnn Chaney
Longlisted for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2017. Serial killer novels come and go, mostly exploitative as well as repetitive, but this American debut rings the differences with...

An Honorable Man by Paul Vidich

An Honorable Man
Paul Vidich
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. An assured cold war thriller set in the 1950s in paranoiac Washington D.C. at the height of the McCarthy hearings. The...

Sleeper's Castle by Barbara Erskine

Reader Reviewed Sleeper's Castle
Barbara Erskine
A sweeping saga of a tale, linking the past and the present through two women’s dreams and a house that straddles time. This is the first Barbara Erskine novel I’ve...

Smoke by Dan Vyleta

Smoke
Dan Vyleta
Darker than dark but tonally lighter than light, this is a keeper and a bolt from nowhere, almost like an adult version of the Harry Potter books with a touch...

The Funhouse by Dean Koontz

The Funhouse
Dean Koontz
The carnival is a world apart, endlessly travelling from town to town, providing thrills and magic for new kids every week. And the biggest, most popular attraction is the Funhouse...

Eagle Rising by David Devereux

Eagle Rising
David Devereux
Jack's back! And this time he must face a terrifying supernatural threat from Europe's recent past. Someone has been mad enough to revive the most terrifying evil of the last...

Hunter's Moon by David Devereux

Hunter's Moon
David Devereux
David Devereux has combined the action writing of McNab and Ryan with dark supernatural thrills and produced a blistering new breed of supernatural thriller. This is Dennis Wheatley for the...

The Ascent of Gravity The Quest to Understand the Force That Explains Everything by Marcus Chown

The Ascent of Gravity The Quest to Understand the Force That Explains Everything
Marcus Chown
Award-winning writer Marcus Chown takes us on an unforgettable journey from the recognition of the 'force' of gravity in 1666 to the discovery of gravitational waves in 2015. And, as...

New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson

New York 2140
Kim Stanley Robinson
Cli-fi (climate-fiction) has come into it’s own in the last 15 years or so, but with Kim Stanley Robinson’s latest novel, 'New York 2140', it really has hit a peak....

Here be Witches by Sarah Mussi

Here be Witches
Sarah Mussi
In a Nutshell: Merlin-esque mythology in the modern world | Set in stunning Snowdonia, this spellbinding sequel to Here Be Dragons shimmers with atmosphere, adventure and a love story of...

Sand by Wolfgang Herrndorf

Sand
Wolfgang Herrndorf
This is a darkly sophisticated literary thriller from a master storyteller and star of the German literary scene. North Africa, 1972. While the world is reeling from the massacre of...

Days Without End by Sebastian Barry

Days Without End
Sebastian Barry
Shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2017. Winner of 2016 Costa Book of the Year and Winner of the Costa Novel Award 2016. This big-hearted, beautiful and...

A Country Road, A Tree by Jo Baker

A Country Road, A Tree
Jo Baker
Shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2017. An enthralling work of literary fiction exploring Samuel Beckett’s life in Occupied France. It’s autumn, 1939 and a...

The Vanishing Futurist by Charlotte Hobson

The Vanishing Futurist
Charlotte Hobson
Shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2017. An exuberant, kaleidoscopic debut set in the turbulent times around the 1917 Russian revolution, told through the eyes of an...

The Good People by Hannah Kent

The Good People
Hannah Kent
Shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2017. Three women are at the heart of this beguiling, elemental novel, in which the dialogue dances, and the force of...

The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down How to be Calm in a Busy World by Haemin Sunim

The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down How to be Calm in a Busy World
Haemin Sunim
'Is it the world that's busy, or my mind?' The world moves fast, but that doesn't mean we have to. In this timely guide to mindfulness, Haemin Sunim, a Buddhist...

Soldier Spy by Tom Marcus

Soldier Spy
Tom Marcus
A footsoldier's account out on the street. A vivid picture of surveillance' Midweek, Radio 4 'Gripping. One of the most successful MI5 undercover surveillance officers of his time' Sun

Checkmate by Malorie Blackman

Checkmate
Malorie Blackman
At last the book to tie up the loose ends of the Noughts and Crosses sequence and it certainly doesn’t disappoint in anyway. The originality of the plot is breathtaking...

Double Cross by Malorie Blackman

Double Cross
Malorie Blackman
This thrilling new title in award-winning Malorie Blackman’s cleverly observed series, which began with Noughts and Crosses, captures the drama and potential violence of growing up – especially in a...

Knife Edge by Malorie Blackman

Knife Edge
Malorie Blackman
The terrific sequel to Noughts and Crosses and continues the story of Sephy and Callum and their families. Full of mystery, suspense, romance and even murder, you’ll go through numerous...

Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman

Noughts & Crosses
Malorie Blackman
Selected by a distinguished independent panel of experts including our editorial expert, Julia Eccleshare, for Diverse Voices - 50 of the best Children's Books celebrating cultural diversity in the UK....

Chasing the Stars by Malorie Blackman

Reader Reviewed Chasing the Stars
Malorie Blackman
April 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. Shortlisted for YA Book Prize 2017 | An innovative, ambitious...

The House of the Dead Siberian Exile Under the Tsars by Daniel Beer

The House of the Dead Siberian Exile Under the Tsars
Daniel Beer
Shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize 2017. One and a half times the size of Western Europe Siberia has acted as an open prison for centuries. Through physical work the...

Henry IV by Chris Given-Wilson

Henry IV
Chris Given-Wilson
Shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize 2017. Not one of the famous Henrys, not a “V” or an VIII”, but a modest “IV”, more unfamiliar to us general readers and...

Sleep in Early Modern England by Sasha Handley

Sleep in Early Modern England
Sasha Handley
Shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize 2017. We face many clashing opinions about sleep today. But spare a thought for the hapless person in pre C18 England, harried by thoughts...

Henry the Young King, 1155-1183 by Matthew Strickland

Henry the Young King, 1155-1183
Matthew Strickland
Shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize 2017. He was the son of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II, brother to the future Richard the Lionheart and “wicked” King John yet...

Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses by Carole Matthews

Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses
Carole Matthews
A heart-warming and poignant novel of romance, family and second chances, Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses is Sunday Times bestselling Carole Matthews at her outstanding best. Perfect for fans of...

The Words in My Hand by Guinevere Glasfurd

The Words in My Hand
Guinevere Glasfurd
Shortlisted for The Authors' Club Best First Novel Award 2017. A gloriously readable and emotional fictional tale based on the relationship between Dutch maid Helena Jans van der Strom and...

Inside the Magic: The Making of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Ian Nathan, Eddie Redmayne

Inside the Magic: The Making of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Ian Nathan, Eddie Redmayne
Return to the wizarding world and discover how director David Yates and producer David Heyman brought J.K. Rowling's all-new adventure, the Academy Award(R)-nominated Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them...

The Sport of Kings by C. E. Morgan

The Sport of Kings
C. E. Morgan
Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2017. The Sport of Kings is an unflinching portrait of lives cast in shadow by the enduring legacy of slavery. A spiralling...

First Love by Gwendoline Riley

First Love
Gwendoline Riley
Shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2017. Drawing the reader into the battleground of her relationship, Neve spins a story of helplessness and hostility, an ongoing conflict in...

Night School by Lee Child

Night School
Lee Child
In the morning, they gave Reacher a medal. And in the afternoon, they sent him back to school. Night School takes Reacher back to his army days, but this time...

Daughters of Castle Deverill by Santa Montefiore

Daughters of Castle Deverill
Santa Montefiore
Summer is not complete without a new novel from number one bestselling author Santa Montefiore

The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter

The Kept Woman
Karin Slaughter
A body is discovered in an empty Atlanta warehouse. It's the body of an ex-cop, and from the moment Special Agent Will Trent walks in he knows this could be...

Magic by Danielle Steel

Magic
Danielle Steel
It starts on a summer evening, with the kind of magic found only in Paris. Once a year in the City of Light, a lavish dinner takes place outside a...

The Doorstep Child by Annie Murray

The Doorstep Child
Annie Murray
A tale of hardship and survival, The Doorstep Child is a heart-rending story from bestselling author Annie Murray.

The Coal Miner's Daughter by Maggie Hope

The Coal Miner's Daughter
Maggie Hope
At their first meeting a bond of sympathy and affection is established between Hannah, a pitman's daughter, and Timothy Durkin, son of a land agent. Once married, however, Hannah feels...

Conclave by Robert Harris

Conclave
Robert Harris
The Pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, one hundred and eighteen cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world's most...

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

The Couple Next Door
Shari Lapena
You never know what's happening on the other side of the wall. Your neighbour told you that she didn't want your six-month-old daughter at the dinner party. Nothing personal, she...

I See You by Clare Mackintosh

I See You
Clare Mackintosh
Lose yourself in the twisty, gripping number one bestseller from Richard & Judy Book Club winner, Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go - you won't be able to...

The Thirst by Jo Nesbo

The Thirst
Jo Nesbo
A woman is found murdered after an internet date. The marks left on her body show the police that they are dealing with a particularly vicious killer. He's in your...

The Moth Catcher by Ann Cleeves

The Moth Catcher
Ann Cleeves
'This case was different from anything Vera had ever worked before. Two bodies, connected but not lying together. And nothing made her feel as alive as murder.' The Moth Catcher...

The Month Before's Featured eBooks

The Long Firm by Jake Arnott

The Long Firm
Jake Arnott
This is a jaw-dropping absolute classic of a tale, stuffed full of brutal gangster goings-on, with a subtle heartbreaking undertone. Harry Starks sits centre stage, king of his empire, quick...

Emperor of the Eight Islands by Lian Hearn

Emperor of the Eight Islands
Lian Hearn
Set in a mythical medieval Japan inhabited by warriors and assassins, ghosts and guardian spirits, Emperor of the Eight Islands by Lian Hearn is a brilliantly imagined novel, full of...

At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier

Reader Reviewed At the Edge of the Orchard
Tracy Chevalier
In her last novel, The Last Runaway, Tracy Chevalier returned to her American roots for the first time, setting her story on the Ohio frontier in 1850. At the...

Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner

Swordspoint
Ellen Kushner
This is a welcome UK outing for Kushner’s 1987 novel that launched her acclaimed Swords of Riverside series. Fans of Scott Lynch’s Locke Lamora novels will adore Kushner’s artful, witty...

Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty

Reader Reviewed Apple Tree Yard
Louise Doughty
A gripping psychological thriller. Yvonne Carmichael is a woman who prides herself on her ability to control her life and achieve what she wants. The tale builds alarmingly, beginning with...

The Thing Itself by Adam Roberts

The Thing Itself
Adam Roberts
It begins like a modern version of John Carpenter's sinister SF horror movie THE THING when two research scientists isolated in an Antarctic station stumble across unholy matters hitherto unknown...

It Was Only Ever You by Kate Kerrigan

It Was Only Ever You
Kate Kerrigan
Winner of the RNA Historical Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2017. Heartbreak and misunderstandings are woven through this uplifting story of a woman who can never quite believe...

How to Grow A Guide for Gardeners Who Can't Garden Yet by Hollie Newton

How to Grow A Guide for Gardeners Who Can't Garden Yet
Hollie Newton
From growing your first wonky courgette to completely transforming a shady patio garden, in How to Grow, self-taught gardener Hollie Newton divulges all the secrets she's discovered over the past...

Pantomime by Laura Lam

Pantomime
Laura Lam
This is a welcome reissue for Pantomime, the first volume of Laura Lam’s sparkling and original fantasy trilogy. Set in a world not unlike our own 19th century it tells...

The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan

Reader Reviewed The Chilbury Ladies' Choir
Jennifer Ryan
An engaging and charmingly bittersweet slice of fiction set during the Second World War. In a Kent village during 1940, the vicar closes the choir, as the ladies of the...

The Unseeing by Anna Mazzola

Reader Reviewed The Unseeing
Anna Mazzola
March 2017 Debut of the Month. A detailed, intriguing and highly enjoyable debut historical thriller. James Greenacre is accused of murdering his bride and his mistress,...

The Nowhere Man by Gregg Hurwitz

Reader Reviewed 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...

No Place for a Woman by Val Wood

No Place for a Woman
Val Wood
Can a woman find her place on the front line of battle? Will Lucy be able to follow her dreams - and find love - in a world shattered by...

Happy Finding Joy in Every Day and Letting Go of Perfect by Fearne Cotton

Happy Finding Joy in Every Day and Letting Go of Perfect
Fearne Cotton
Written by Fearne herself drawing on her own personal experiences, this is a simple, friendly and beautiful guide to finding happiness, featuring Fearne's charming hand-drawn illustrations throughout.

Deliciously Ella with Friends Healthy Recipes to Love, Share and Enjoy Together by Ella Mills Woodward

Deliciously Ella with Friends Healthy Recipes to Love, Share and Enjoy Together
Ella Mills Woodward
The much-anticipated follow-up cookbook from Deliciously Ella, the inspirational bestselling food writer who has taken the cookery world by storm. With ideas and inspiration for every foodie occasion, including cosy...

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Reader Reviewed A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles
Maxim Jakubowski's March 2017 Book of the Month. Shortly after the Russian revolution, a White Russian count is spared execution because of a subversive poem he...

Who's That Girl? by Mhairi McFarlane

Reader Reviewed Who's That Girl?
Mhairi McFarlane
One kiss and your world falls apart, and you didn’t even instigate it! So this is Edie’s problem and the start of a light, highly infectious, delightful read from Mhairi...

The Burning Ground by Adam O'Riordan

The Burning Ground
Adam O'Riordan
Written with an outsider's keen eye, this collection of stories paints an intimate portrait of diverse lives, in a work of remarkable beauty and poignancy. In these eight stories, an...

A Secret Garden by Katie Fforde

Reader Reviewed A Secret Garden
Katie Fforde
March 2017 Book of the Month. Another joyful hug of a read from Katie Fforde, what more could you want, than to settle down with her...

A Summer at Sea by Katie Fforde

Reader Reviewed A Summer at Sea
Katie Fforde
March 2017 Book of the Month. A comforting, delightful tale about taking chances, trusting instincts, nourishing friendships and finding love. If you’re a fan of Katie...

Mirror Shoulder Signal by Dorthe Nors

Mirror Shoulder Signal
Dorthe Nors
March 2017 Book of the Month. A novel of loneliness and insecurity. We can see what the poor woman, Sonja, must do. She cannot. It takes...

Ragdoll by Daniel Cole

Ragdoll
Daniel Cole
Longlisted for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2017. A simply sensational and thrilling debut! Met police detectives William Oliver Layton-Fawkes and Emily Baxter find themselves smack bang in...

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...

The Soldier, the Gaoler, the Spy and Her Lover by Simon Parke

The Soldier, the Gaoler, the Spy and Her Lover
Simon Parke
A captivating and fascinating novel, where fact blends seamlessly with fiction, set from 1647-1649 during the final months of Charles I. These years are one of the most intriguing periods...

The Second Bride by Katharine Swartz

The Second Bride
Katharine Swartz
A bittersweet, compassionate family drama set in Cumbria. Ellen is under pressure after her step-daughter comes to live with her family. Emotionally bombarded, Ellen attempts to solve the mystery of...

Saturday Requiem by Nicci French

Saturday Requiem
Nicci French
Oh my word, ‘Saturday Requiem’ is another stunning, provocative and captivating addition to the ‘Frieda Klein’ series. Frieda Klein is asked to assess a woman who was found guilty...

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...

Taken by Rosie Lewis

Taken
Rosie Lewis
Experienced foster carer, Rosie Lewis, takes on the heart-breaking case of Megan, a baby born with a drug addiction and a cleft palate.

A Line Made by Walking by Sara Baume

Reader Reviewed A Line Made by Walking
Sara Baume
March 2017 Book of the Month. Frankie studies art and then works in a gallery in Dublin. The owner only issues part-time contracts for graduating students...

Nobody's Son by Cathy Glass

Nobody's Son
Cathy Glass
March 2017 Book of the Month. A poignant and stirring glimpse into the life of foster care. Cathy Glass is an experienced foster carer, runs training...

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal

Reader Reviewed Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows
Balli Kaur Jaswal
Courage, strength and erotica is at the heart of this humorous, heart-warming tale about a clash of cultures and the women in our lives we should never take for granted....

The Riviera Express (A Miss Dimont Mystery, Book 1) by T. P. Fielden

Reader Reviewed The Riviera Express (A Miss Dimont Mystery, Book 1)
T. P. Fielden
March 2017 Debut of the Month. A snappy, vibrant, romp of a read, set in a 1950’s Devonshire seaside town. Miss Judy Dimont (in her forties),...

A Woman's Work by Harriet Harman

A Woman's Work
Harriet Harman
From campaigning with small children to increasing the number of women in Parliament, bringing women's issues to the heart of the Labour Party and tackling a parliamentary culture with no...

The Female Lead Women Who Shape Our World by Edwina Dunn, Brigitte Lacombe

The Female Lead Women Who Shape Our World
Edwina Dunn, Brigitte Lacombe
Illustrated with original photography, this title presents portraits of sixty inspirational women, from many walks of life. All have changed the world in a variety of fields. Among them are...

American Housewife by Helen Ellis

American Housewife
Helen Ellis
Vicious, fresh and darkly hilarious, American Housewife is a collection of stories for anyone who has ever wondered what really goes on behind the facades of the housewives of America...

The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion

The Best of Adam Sharp
Graeme Simsion
The heart-warming new novel from Graeme Simsion, the international bestselling author of The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect. The Best of Adam Sharp is about growing old...

City of Friends by Joanna Trollope

City of Friends
Joanna Trollope
The day Stacey Grant loses her job feels like the last day of her life. Or at least, the only life she'd ever known. For who was she if not...

The Fatal Tree by Jake Arnott

The Fatal Tree
Jake Arnott
March 2017 eBook of the Month. Powerful and expressive, this is an extraordinary tale, based in reality, set in the London underworld of the 1720’s. Edgeworth...

The Cavendon Luck (Cavendon Chronicles, Book 3) by Barbara Taylor Bradford

The Cavendon Luck (Cavendon Chronicles, Book 3)
Barbara Taylor Bradford
Two families, the aristocratic Inghams and the Swanns who serve them, have been bound by loyalty since the first stone was laid. But when war looms, sons, husbands and brothers...

The Hanging Club by Tony Parsons

Reader Reviewed The Hanging Club
Tony Parsons
The third in the London based detective series featuring a man I really like, one Max Wolf, second in command in the Saville Row Crime Squad. His very human female...

Black Moon by L. A. Weatherly

Black Moon
L. A. Weatherly
March 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. A fitting and truly fabulous end to the breathtaking Broken Trilogy. It’s 1942, nearly two thousand years after...

The Fifth Letter by Nicola Moriarty

The Fifth Letter
Nicola Moriarty
March 2017 Debut of the Month. A wonderfully expressive, dramatic, and tense tale, striking at the heart of friendship and love. Four best friends who have...

I Found You by Lisa Jewell

Reader Reviewed I Found You
Lisa Jewell
March 2017 Book of the Month. A tale of lost memories and hidden secrets but will the truth destroy or heal? Lisa Jewell returns with yet...

Orange Blossom Days by Patricia Scanlan

Reader Reviewed Orange Blossom Days
Patricia Scanlan
A large collection of multi-national, mostly retired couples, invest in a new development of luxury apartments, La Joya, in Andalucia on the Costa del Sol in Spain. We follow a...

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Lady Midnight
Cassandra Clare
From the creator of the Mortal Instruments series and Infernal Devices trilogy comes this epic first instalment of the author’s highly anticipated The Dark Artifices series. Lady Midnight...

Her Perfect Life by Sam Hepburn

Her Perfect Life
Sam Hepburn
March 2017 Debut of the Month. Stuffed full of intrigue, suspicion, and mistrust, this is a dramatic psychological thriller. Gracie, balancing her career and home with...

Super Clean Super Foods by Caroline Bretherton, Fiona Hunter

Super Clean Super Foods
Caroline Bretherton, Fiona Hunter
Enrich your diet with the world's healthiest foods, with advice on the best superfoods for pregnancy, children, energy-boosting, and over-50s. Learn how to prepare unfamiliar ingredients and which ingredients to...

The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff

The Orphan's Tale
Pam Jenoff
A heartbreaking tale echoing with intensity and hope, set during World War Two and based on real events. Seventeen year old Noa and the Jewish baby she managed to rescue...

Born Bad by Marnie Riches

Born Bad
Marnie Riches
A gritty, darkly fascinating story set inside two repugnant yet compelling organised crime gangs in Manchester. The O’Briens and the Boddlington gang find themselves at war after Paddy O’Brien, notorious...

Let the Dead Speak by Jane Casey

Let the Dead Speak
Jane Casey
March 2017 Book of the Month and eBook of the Month. An absolute belter of a crime novel, and the seventh in the ‘Maeve Kerrigan’ series....

The Silent Fountain by Victoria Fox

The Silent Fountain
Victoria Fox
March 2017 Book of the Month. A memorable, stirring tale, of bitter love and secrets that stalk impatiently through the pages. Two time frames, two women,...

Home by Harlan Coben

Home
Harlan Coben
Drawing on his singular talent, Harlan Coben delivers an explosive and deeply moving thriller about friendship, family, and the meaning of home. For ten long years two boys have been...

No Second Chance by Harlan Coben

No Second Chance
Harlan Coben
Marc Seidman's idyllic world is brutally ripped apart when he is gunned down in his home. Twelve days later he wakes up in hospital to learn that his wife is...

Quieter Than Killing by Sarah Hilary

Reader Reviewed Quieter Than Killing
Sarah Hilary
March 2017 eBook of the Month. Another fabulous addition to the mind-blowingly good ‘D.I. Marnie Rome’ series. Marnie and Noah find themselves slap in the middle...

About Last Night ... by Catherine Alliott

About Last Night ...
Catherine Alliott
Masterfully told in typical Catherine Alliott fashion, Catherine once again delivers a belly full of laughter as Molly, the key protagonist, makes her life a whole load more complicated and...

Puzzle Girl by Rachael Featherstone

Puzzle Girl
Rachael Featherstone
A lovely, fresh, and entertaining feel-good debut. Cassy is determined to shoot up the career ladder, she stumbles at her big chance, will she regain her footing and find love...

Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore

Reader Reviewed Birdcage Walk
Helen Dunmore
March 2017 Book of the Month. A breathtaking, evocative, and stormy tale set in the early 1790’s, just as the fallout from the French Revolution was...

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...

Empress of the Fall by David Hair

Empress of the Fall
David Hair
Desperate for the next Game of Thrones? Pick up Empress of the Fall for your full-on fix of epic fantasy drama and adventure, politicking and romance, blood and guts and...

Born to be Trouble by Sheila Jeffries

Born to be Trouble
Sheila Jeffries
The poignant and gripping new saga from the author of the bestselling The Girl by the River and The Boy with No Boots, perfect for fans of Margeret...

The Boy with the Latch Key by Cathy Sharp

The Boy with the Latch Key
Cathy Sharp
Heartache and hardship in London's East End, from the bestselling author of The Orphans of Halfpenny Street. Archie and his sister June have been 'latch key' kids; fending for...

South by Frank Owen

South
Frank Owen
A stunning high-concept post-apocalyptic debut novel in the vein of The Passage by Justin Cronin and Wool by Hugh Howey. This is the story of Dyce and Vida....

Nemesis by Alex Lamb

Nemesis
Alex Lamb
British scientist Lamb's debut last year with 'Roboteer' was a striking one (and a book I was sad to have initially missed and not been unable to review in time)....

All the Beloved Ghosts by Alison Macleod

All the Beloved Ghosts
Alison Macleod
Precise, playful and evocative, these exquisitely crafted stories explore memory, the media and mortality, unfolding at the line between reality and fiction. Written with vigorous intelligence and delicate insight, this...

Attack of the Fifty Foot Women How Gender Equality Can Save the World! by Catherine Mayer

Attack of the Fifty Foot Women How Gender Equality Can Save the World!
Catherine Mayer
In Attack of the Fifty Foot Women, her insightful, revelatory, often hilarious, and hugely inspiring book, Catherine Mayer shares inside views and experiences from building a party, and bringing together...

Before the Rains by Dinah Jefferies

Before the Rains
Dinah Jefferies
A gorgeously expressive and captivating novel, set in 1930’s India at the height of the struggle for independence against British rule. 28 year old photographer Eliza agrees to document the...

The Himalayan Summer by Louise Brown

The Himalayan Summer
Louise Brown
The Himalayan Summer is a spellbinding novel of the British Raj period, the quest to find a child, and a love story beyond boundaries - for all fans of

Lady of Hay by Barbara Erskine

Lady of Hay
Barbara Erskine
Barbara Erskine's iconic debut novel still delights generations of readers thirty years after its first publication. A story spanning centuries. A long awaited revenge. In London, journalist Jo Clifford plans...

The Witchfinder's Sister by Beth Underdown

The Witchfinder's Sister
Beth Underdown
1645. When Alice Hopkins' husband dies in a tragic accident, she returns to the small Essex town of Manningtree, where her brother Matthew still lives. But home is no longer...

The Possessions by Sara Flannery Murphy

The Possessions
Sara Flannery Murphy
Longlisted for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2017. At an organization that allows the grief-stricken to reconnect with lost loved ones, an affair between a worker and an...

Love Song by Sophia Bennett

Love Song
Sophia Bennett
Winner of the RNA Goldsboro Books Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2017. Though she transports her readers into glamourous worlds Sophia Bennett fills her stories with warm, believable characters...

Say Nothing by Brad Parks

Say Nothing
Brad Parks
Hugely suspenseful - with its fascinating insight into the US judicial system and its politics of influence and nepotism - Say Nothing is, above all, the poignant story of the...

Undertow by Elizabeth Heathcote

Undertow
Elizabeth Heathcote
A tension-filled family drama, which encourages thoughts to twist and turn. The prologue sets questions in motion, trapping them in the back of your mind, ready to pounce. A chance...

The Method by Shannon Kirk

The Method
Shannon Kirk
A chilling tale of kidnap and implacable revenge, this is a striking debut by a young American lawyer which goes in the absolute opposite direction you thought it would and...

Mothering Sunday by Rosie Goodwin

Mothering Sunday
Rosie Goodwin
In the late 1800s, left on the steps of a workhouse as a new born, named Sunday to mark the day and subjected to a hard and often cruel childhood,...

The Unmumsy Mum Diary by The Unmumsy Mum, Sarah Turner

The Unmumsy Mum Diary
The Unmumsy Mum, Sarah Turner
She's back! The Unmumsy Mum has put pen to paper (or fingers to the keyboard!) once more to bring you the next instalment of her life as mum to two...

All is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker

All is Not Forgotten
Wendy Walker
A finely-etched tale of domestic terror and a debut novel with a nod to girls gone and on a train, and unsurprisingly already snapped up by Hollywood. After a serious...

Cartes Postales from Greece by Victoria Hislop

Reader Reviewed Cartes Postales from Greece
Victoria Hislop
Three years ago Cardiff born Ellie moved into a small block of twelve flats in Kensal Rise, London. Her life is dull. She does tele-ad sales for a trade mag...

The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

Reader Reviewed The Summer Before the War
Helen Simonson
Despite the title – The Summer Before the War – which this terrific novel does indeed trace, it also spills into the horrors of the war years and eventually releases...

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...

4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster

4 3 2 1
Paul Auster
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. The contemporary magician of the post-modern and often quirky novel (maybe equalled by just Haruki Murakami) returns with a doorstepper...

Everything but the Truth by Gillian McAllister

Everything but the Truth
Gillian McAllister
Everything but the Truth is an addictive novel packed with suspense that pulls such an emotional punch it is hard to believe it's a debut. You will be totally drawn into...

Every Hidden Thing by Kenneth Oppel

Every Hidden Thing
Kenneth Oppel
March 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. In a Nutshell: Romancing the Bones | There’s rivalry, romance and skullduggery galore in this rip-roaring read following two...

Open: A Toolkit for How Magic and Messed Up Life Can be by Gemma Cairney

Open: A Toolkit for How Magic and Messed Up Life Can be
Gemma Cairney
March 2017 NewGen Book of the Month. In a Nutshell: Utterly invaluable, gloriously gracious guide to life | This heartfelt handbook for young adults by an...

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...

Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt

Orbiting Jupiter
Gary D. Schmidt
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award Before meeting his new foster brother, Jack understands what he and his family are ‘getting into’. Fourteen-year-old Joseph almost killed a teacher, and...

Never Never by James Patterson

Never Never
James Patterson
Detective Harriet Blue needs to get out of town, fast. With her brother under arrest for a series of brutal murders in Sydney, Harry's chief wants the hot-headed detective kept...

The Twenty-Three by Linwood Barclay

The Twenty-Three
Linwood Barclay
The third spellbinding thriller set in the troubled town of Promise Falls

The Missing Wife by Sheila O'Flanagan

The Missing Wife
Sheila O'Flanagan
The riveting story of a woman determined to escape and the man who wants to find her, set in the glorious south of France. From the bestselling author of IF...

Mary Berry Everyday by Mary Berry

Mary Berry Everyday
Mary Berry
In this brand-new, official tie-in to Mary's much anticipated 2017 BBC series, the nation's best-loved home cook will show you how to inject a little Mary magic into your everyday...

The Escape by C. L. Taylor

The Escape
C. L. Taylor
Praise for C.L. Taylor: 'A gripping and disturbing psychological thriller' Clare Mackintosh 'Absorbing and disturbing' Alex Marwood 'Loved it' Fiona Barton 'Claustrophobic, tense and thrilling' Elizabeth Haynes

Ithaca by Alan McMonagle

Ithaca
Alan McMonagle
Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2017. Provocative, sharply witty and rather beautiful,...

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