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Charnwood
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Denise Mina
The Long Drop
The 'trial of the century' in 1950s Glasgow is over. Peter Manuel has been found guilty of a string of murders and is waiting to die by hanging. But every good crime story has a beginning, and Manuel's starts with the murder of William Watt's family. Watt is an ordinary businessman, a fool, a social climber – and the police are convinced he's guilty. Desperate to clear his name, Watt turns to Manuel, a career criminal who claims to have information that will finger the real killer. As Watt seeks justice with the cagey Manuel's help, everyone the pair meets has blood on their hands, as they sell their version of the truth...
Winner of the 2017 Gordon Burn Prize and the McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year
Shortlisted For The CWA Endeavour Historical Dagger “A masterpiece...” THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
Crime 288pp
Danielle Steel
The Mistress
Discovered on a freezing Moscow street by Vladimir, a Russian billionaire, Natasha Leonova has lived for seven years under his protection, though she is careful not to dwell on his ruthlessness or the deadly circles he moves in. Until she meets Theo Luca, who owns a restaurant filled with his late father's artwork. There, he first encounters Natasha, the most beautiful woman he has ever seen – and there, Vladimir lays eyes on Luca's artwork.
Theo, himself a gifted artist,
finds himself feverishly painting
Natasha's image for weeks after
their first meeting. Enraged that
the paintings are not for sale, Vladimir is determined to secure one at any price. And Natasha, who knows that she cannot afford to make one false move, nevertheless begins to think of the freedom she can never have as Vladimir's mistress...
Romance 336pp
Dan Mooney
Me, Myself And Them
Struggling to cope with a tragic loss, Denis Murphy has learned to live a bit differently. Both his friends are used to it – the only problem is his monstrous housemates.
When his enigmatic ex-girlfriend comes back into his life, she threatens to shatter the finely crafted world around him.
As Denis begins to re-emerge from his sheltered existence and rediscover the person he used to be, things turn nasty, and he is forced to confront the demons that share not only his house, but also his head...
Winner of the 2016 Luke Bitmead Bursary
“I've never quite read anything like it...funny, moving and terrifying all at once.” RICK O'SHEA
“Remarkable, fascinating and unnerving.” ANNIE WEST
General Fiction 376pp
Tim Walker
Smoke Over Malibu
The Hon. Lucius Kluge – honourable,
lucky, clever – might be the only guy
in Los Angeles who's still living in
the past. Lucky pines for the old
days of the New Hollywood, before
Star Wars and superheroes blew
up the movies for good. He spends
his days working for an antiques
business, and his nights boozing
and brooding on his former life as
an almost-successful screenwriter.
When his ex-best friend goes AWOL
and his elderly boss is assaulted
during the theft of a vintage cookie
jar, Lucky and his partner Raul are
spurred reluctantly into something
like action – walking the not-
so-mean streets of the city and
confronting ghosts of the past to get to the bottom of the mysteries...
“It's a hardboiled story with a soft centre. I can't help thinking that it would make a great film, if only they still made films like it.”
THE GUARDIAN
“Funny, quirky and confidently written, Smoke Over Malibu isn't at all what you expect and that's half of the charm.” CULTUREFLY
General Fiction 360pp
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