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Books of the Month

The Malice of Waves by Mark Douglas-Home
The Malice of Waves
Mark Douglas-Home
October 2016 Book of the Month. The third in the gripping ‘Sea Detective Series’ continues to captivate, with the rather wonderful Cal McGill investigating the disappearance of a 14 year old boy from a small...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/09/2016

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The Flame Bearer (the Last Kingdom Series, Book 10) by Bernard Cornwell
The Flame Bearer (the Last Kingdom Series, Book 10)
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. BBC2's major TV show The Last Kingdom is based on the first two books...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2016
Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz
Orphan X
Gregg Hurwitz
Prepare yourself… for the dramatically intense and exciting new kid on the block, except Evan Smoak isn't a kid, he's a highly trained killer with his humanity surprisingly intact. Smoak has left a top secret programme, he is prepared to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2016

Last Month's Featured Books

Being a Beast by Charles Foster

Being a Beast
Charles Foster
We can never truly know what it is like to be another species and experience their lives as they search for food, or kill and be killed – but...

Hunting the Eagles by Ben Kane

Reader Reviewed Hunting the Eagles
Ben Kane
A truly wonderful and ferocious slice of historical fiction, this is the second in the ‘Eagles of Rome’ series and takes place from AD 12. I really do recommend starting...

Between the Crosses by Matthew Frank

Between the Crosses
Matthew Frank
A tight, clever, fiercely driven slice of crime fiction. This is the second in the ‘Joseph Stark’ series. Damaged and almost broken DC Stark, and his Met Police colleagues in...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Hearts of Stone by Simon Scarrow

Reader Reviewed Hearts of Stone
Simon Scarrow
With a foray into more recent history than Simon Scarrow’s previous novels, the Greek Resistance in World War Two is brought vividly and violently to life in ‘Hearts of Stone’....

Wicked Game by Matt Johnson

Wicked Game
Matt Johnson
Longlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award 2016. A breathless and perfectly-paced thriller of a particularly explosive nature, introducing Royalty Protection Team cop Robert Finlay whose own SAS...

Dance with the Dead A PC Donal Lynch Thriller by James Nally

Dance with the Dead A PC Donal Lynch Thriller
James Nally
An entirely captivating crime thriller, where occasional visitations from the fearsomely uncanny, adds an extra wallop of drama. The detective with a difference returns for a second outing in the...

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A selection of authors who will feature in this Lovereading category include:

Paul Burke
David Lodge
Ben Elton
Jamie Holland
David Nicholls
Jake Arnott
Brett Easton Ellis
John O'Farrell
David Baddiel
Dougie Brimson
Douglas Adams
Hanif Kureishi
Patrick Neate
William Sutcliffe
Marc Blake