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October MAGNA (Hardcover)
Jane Shaw and her brother Alfie know more than children should about the tougher side of life. After their father’s tragic death, the Brownlow Hill Workhouse in the heart of Liverpool’s slums is the only refuge their mam Ellen has. When Ellen also dies, Jane’s opportunity to make good comes when she gets a job in the Empire Laundry and is given a home by her mother’s old friend Ada Ellis, whose son Joe, Jane has been fond of since childhood. Joe breaks her heart and as Alfie is drawn into criminal activity can Jane find happiness or will Alfie’s plans threaten his sister’s happiness?
l Family Saga – 394pp – October – ISBN 978 0 7505 4132 9
Incomer Gloria French is at first welcomed in the Cotswold village of Piddlebury. She seems like a do-gooder par excellence, raising funds for the church and caring for the elderly. But she has a bad habit of borrowing things and not giving them back, so when she is discovered dead, folk don’t mourn her passing too much. Parish councillor Jerry Tarrant hires Agatha Raisin to track down the murderer. But the village is secretive. Then Agatha’s investigations are hampered by the upset of discovering that her ex, James Lacey, has fallen in love with her young protégé.
l Mystery – 300pp – October – ISBN 978 0 7505 4145 9
1939: Carolyn Maddison decides as soon as she is eighteen she will join the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force. Reporting to the Air Ministry she meets good-looking, charismatic pilot, Charlie Wade. He believes Carolyn should work as an Intelligence Officer, and suggests she should serve on an active bombing station. Carolyn obtains a prestigious posting in 5 Group Bomber Command, briefing and debriefing aircrew. Carolyn resists her feelings for her dashing pilot, deciding it’s not worth the risk of loving a man in wartime . . . only to wonder if she has done the right thing when a new WAAF on the station sets her cap at him.
l Family Saga – 450pp – October – ISBN 978 0 7505 4129 9
Fisher College at Cambridge lies between St John’s and Trinity Colleges. Here one morning the bedmakers and gyps, clamouring for admission on the last day of term were admitted to find, lying across the path, the body of one of the College porters. The murder of the porter begins a mystery which deepens when it is found that the unpopular Dean of the college is missing. The search for the murderer is conducted in part by the police and partly by the Vice-President of Fisher College Sir Richard Cherrington, an eminent but slightly eccentric archaeologist with a penchant for amateur detection.
l Mystery – 437pp – October – ISBN 978 0 7505 4169 5

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