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Charnwood
July
Joan Collins
The St. Tropez Lonely Hearts Club
Contessa Carlotta Di Ponti,
stunningly beautiful and sole heir to
a vast fortune, has finally escaped
her abusive marriage and is looking
to find true love in Saint-Tropez. She
soon meets the colourful jetsetters
and hangers-on who populate
the Mediterranean paradise
every summer, including Fabrizio
Bricconni, gigolo and long-suffering
toyboy of an ageing socialite.
The party season kicks off with
a spectacular bash at billionaire
Harry Silver's palatial mansion,
but tragedy soon strikes and, amid
the social glitz and the parties, a
series of bizarre and increasingly
dangerous incidents occurs. Could
seemingly innocuous events – a bad oyster, a fatal wasp sting, a faulty funicular – mean something more sinister? It is up to glamorous detective Gabrielle Poulpe to solve the mystery, or life in Saint-Tropez could be over for ever...
General Fiction 360pp
Monty Don
Nigel
My Family And Other Dogs
When Monty Don's golden retriever
Nigel became the surprise star of
BBC Gardeners' World, padding
along quietly behind his owner and
yet stealing every scene – inspiring
fan mail, birthday cards and his own
social media sites – Monty wanted
to explore what makes us connect
with animals quite so deeply. In
many respects, Nigel is a very
ordinary dog: charming, handsome
and obedient, as so many are. He
is also a much-loved family pet. By
telling Nigel's story, and those of
all the other dogs in his life, Monty
explores the special place our furry
friends occupy in our lives, and celebrates the deep love we have for them.
“A charming, affecting and often beautiful read.” INDIA KNIGHT “You would need a heart of stone not to love Monty Don's Nigel.”
Michael Connelly
The Wrong Side Of Goodbye
Harry Bosch is working as a part-
time detective in San Fernando
when he gets an invitation to meet
with aging aviation billionaire
Whitney Vance. At eighteen, Vance
had a relationship with a girl
called Vibiana Duarte; but soon
after becoming pregnant, she
disappeared. Now, as he reaches
the end of his life, Vance wants to
know what happened to Vibiana,
and whether there is an heir to
his vast fortune. Bosch is the only
person he trusts to undertake the
assignment. Harry's aware that
with the sums of money involved,
this could be dangerous – not just
for himself, but for the person he's
hunting. But as he begins to uncover the secrets behind Vibiana's tragic story, and discovers uncanny links to his own past, he knows he cannot rest until he finds the truth.
Harry Bosch Universe
“Swift, unpredictable, and thrilling.” BOOKREPORTER
“...brooding and intricate, suspenseful and sad. In short, it's another terrific Michael Connelly mystery...a master of the genre.”
Crime 464pp
Nuala Ellwood
My Sister's Bones
Kate Rafter is a successful war reporter. She's the strong one. The one who escaped Herne Bay and the memories it holds. Her sister Sally didn't. Instead, she spends her days in an alcoholic haze. Having driven her daughter away, her husband may soon wash his hands of her as well. With the death of their mother, Kate is forced to return to the old family home – and on her second night she is woken by a terrifying scream. What secret has Kate stumbled upon? Is she strong enough to uncover the truth...and make it out alive?
WASHINGTON POST
N/F
N/F:Memoir 264pp
THE GUARDIAN
Thriller 416pp committed to excellence
“Twists and turns until the last page.” TAMMY COHEN
“An accomplished and page-turning thriller. It twists and turns in so many directions it's impossible to guess where it's going next.”
NICHOLAS SEARLE
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