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November MAGNA (Hardcover)
When the mutilated body of a young woman is discovered, LAPD Detective Jessica Allen knows this isn’t the work of a first-time killer. For the past decade, a sadistic murderer has been preying on lone female drivers who have broken down. The press dub the killer ‘the Samaritan’. As the investigation slows down, Carter Blake shows up. A skilled manhunter with an uncanny ability to predict the Samaritan’s next moves, he shares some uncomfortable similarities to the man they’re tracking. As the slaughter intensifies, Blake must find a way to stop the Samaritan . . . even if it means bringing his own past crashing down on top of him.
l Thriller – 476pp – November – ISBN 978 0 7505 4301 9
Eliza is just fourteen years old when she is forced out of her home one freezing winter’s night. Lost and alone, she struggles across the snowy moors before collapsing on the doorstep of the reclusive Fay, who nurses her back to health. Eliza discovers a love of the wilderness and a talent for making perfume from the local flowers. More than anything though, she longs for a real home. She takes an apprenticeship as a perfumer in a distant town, but is miserable, until a handsome young man invites Eliza into his heart, and his home. It looks like Eliza may finally find a family for Christmas.
l Family Saga – 438pp – November – ISBN 978 0 7505 4335 4
What possible connections might exist between an old shoe-seller, some ladies of the night, two nuns, a philanthropist, a serial killer, Liverpool Lime Street and a mansion in Southport? The answer lies in love, friendship and the determination to endure all the way to the winning post. Eve, owner and madam at Meadowbank Farm, is keen to secure a deal that keeps her in pocket and her clients happy. Meanwhile, a deranged killer walks the Dock Road. ‘Inspired’ by a vision, he seeks to clean up Liverpool. When he finds Eve’s farm, he plans to cast his net on what promises to be a great catch.
l General FIction – 510pp – November – ISBN 978 0 7505 4332 3
It is not just the living who are prey to London’s criminals and cutpurses. Corpses, too, are fair game – dug up from fresh graves and sold to men of science for dissection. Dr Thomas Silkstone’s unscrupulous rival, Dr John Hunter, has learned of the imminent death of eight- foot-tall Charles Byrne, known as the ‘Irish Giant,’ and is obsessed with obtaining the body for his research. When Dr Hunter is implicated in the horrific murder of a young castrato, Thomas must determine how far the increasingly erratic surgeon will go in the name of knowledge. For as Thomas knows, the blackest hearts sometimes go undetected until it’s too late . . .
l Mystery – 438pp – November – ISBN 978 0 7505 4306 4

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