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Val McDermid
The Skeleton Road
“A gripping read.”
“Atmospheric and chillingly disturbing.”IRISH INDEPENDENT
When a skeleton is discovered
hidden at the top of a crumbling
Gothic building in Edinburgh,
Detective Chief Inspector Karen Pirie
is faced with the unenviable task of
identifying the bones. As Karen's
investigation gathers momentum,
she is drawn deeper into a world
of intrigue and betrayal, spanning
the dark days of the Balkan Wars.
Karen's search for answers brings
her to a small village in Croatia,
a place scarred by fear, where people have endured unspeakable acts of violence. Meanwhile, someone is taking the law into their own hands in the name of justice and revenge – but when present resentment collides with secrets of the past, the truth is more shocking than anyone could have imagined...
Thriller 440pp
Julie Summers N/F Jambusters
The Story Of The Women's Institute In The Second World War
This remarkable story inspired the ITV drama Home Fires starring Francesca Annis and Samantha Bond
“Superb...this book tells a wonderful story – highly recommended.” WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE MAGAZINE
The Second World War was
the WI's finest hour. The whole
of their previous history – two
decades of educating, entertaining
and supporting women, and
campaigning on women's issues – culminated in a collective desire to 'do their bit' for Britain. With all the vigour, energy and enthusiasm at their disposal, a third of a million country women set out to make their lives and the lives of those around them more bearable in what they described as a 'period of insanity'. Through archive material and interviews with many WI members, Julie Summers takes us behind the scenes, revealing their nitty-gritty approach to the daily problems presented by the conflict. This is the compelling true story of how the Women's Institute pulled rural Britain through the war with pots of jam and a spirit of make-do-and-mend.
Andy McNab
The Nick Stone Series
“Nick Stone is one of the great all-action characters of modern times.” DAILY MIRROR
1993: Under deep cover, SAS operative Nick Stone has spent weeks in the jungles of Colombia. His mission: to locate the boss of the world's most murderous drugs cartel – and terminate him. But to get close enough to fire the fatal shot, Nick must reveal his face. It's a risk he's willing to take, since only the man who is about to die will see him. Or so he thinks...
2011: Now living in Moscow, Nick
has just become a father. When the doctor who has saved his newborn son's life suddenly vanishes, Nick finds himself racing across the globe in a quest to find her before it's too late. The trail leads from Moldova, to Hong Kong, to Mexico, propelling him back into the brutal world he thought he'd left behind...
Thriller 520pp
Luca Veste
The Dying Place
DI Murphy & DS Rossi Series “Darkly impressive.” THE TIMES
DI Murphy and DS Rossi discover the body of known troublemaker Dean Hughes, dumped on the steps of St Mary's Church in West Derby, Liverpool. His body is covered with the unmistakeable marks of torture. As they hunt for the killer, they discover a worrying pattern. Other teenagers, all young delinquents, have been disappearing without a trace. Who is clearing the streets of Liverpool? Where are the other missing boys being held? And can Murphy and Rossi find them before they meet the same fate as Dean?
N/F:History 416pp
Crime 456pp
committed to excellence 4

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