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MAGNA (Hardcover)
THE LETTER Kathryn Hughes
Tina Craig longs to escape her violent husband. She works all the hours God sends to save up enough money to leave him, also volunteering in a charity shop to avoid her unhappy home. Whilst going through the pockets of a second-hand suit, she comes across an old, sealed letter. The letter will alter the course of her life for ever. This is the story of two women, born decades apart, whose paths are destined to cross and how one woman’s devastation leads to the other’s salvation.
l General Fiction – 360pp – November – ISBN 978 0 7505 4348 4
Ryder Creed responds to a devastating mudslide in North Carolina which has crushed a top- secret government research facility. He and his sturdiest search-and-rescue dog, Bolo, get to work but the scene is rife with danger. As well as hazardous waste, there are secrets under the mud and sludge which someone would kill to protect. Then rescuers recover the body of a scientist who was obviously dead before the landslide – killed by a gunshot to the head. The FBI sends Agent Maggie O’Dell to investigate, and she and Creed are caught in a web of lies, secrets, and murder involving decades-old medical experiments which are the subject of congressional hearings.
l Thriller – 306pp – November – ISBN 978 0 7505 4347 7
DCI Cardinal’s plans to smash the gang of his old adversary Gus Clifford are thwarted by the discovery of a dead man in Northumberland. He assigns DS Grout to investigate the murder while he continues to lead the hunt for Clifford. Grout’s investigation begins at Hadrian’s Wall but a second murder leads both men to the centre of an international art-smuggling organization on the Bodensee. There, Grout faces death at the hands of a professional killer, before the trail seems to end, inconclusively, with a third murder in Amsterdam. Cardinal and Grout must uncover the identity of the killer before he strikes again, and stop the Clifford gang.
l Mystery – 258pp – November – ISBN 978 0 7505 4327 9
Anglo-Italian private detective Tommaso Ronald Hogget, excels at finding missing things and missing people – sometimes when they’re dead. Hogget enjoys fine wine, good food and always travels first class – when he’s on expenses. He’s not necessarily the most honest detective and certainly not the bravest, but he has a back-up man for the violent bits: Dave Baxter, ex-paratrooper and intellectual mini-cab driver. When Hogget is asked to find the murderers of a millionaire’s wife and the trail leads from New York to Paris to northern Italy, expense is no object but both he and his minder Dave will earn their fees the hard way.
l Mystery – 330pp – November – ISBN 978 0 7505 4302 6

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