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Part Of The Family
  • 9781845590758
  • 01-01-2005
  • SO-CD
Part Of The Family (Audio CD)
Pamela Evans / Annie Aldington

Lizzie Smith became part of the Carter family when she was orphaned as a child. With four boys, Polly Carter sees Lizzie as the daughter she never had and it is only fitting that Lizzie should eventually marry one of her sons. But, much as she loves Stan, Lizzie knows that her husband has a dark side, and when he is involved in a work dispute with Philip Verne, at Verne's Silk Mill, Lizzie senses trouble ahead. War intervenes, taking the Carter men away. When Stan returns, he confronts Philip late one night and their actions end in disaster. Lizzie and her three children are devastated by the consequences, but it is Polly who cannot forgive Philip Verne. Then Philip offers Lizzie financial compensation that would enable her to start a silk mill of her own. She is torn: as part of the Carter family, can she accept Philip's kindness?

Last To Know
  • 9781859037935
  • 01-01-2005
  • SS-CD
Last To Know (Audio CD)
Liz Allen / Marie McCarthy

An outstanding debut crime thriller... Her career's in ruins. Her reputation's in tatters. Her life's in jeopardy...Deborah Parker, the newest recruit at Jennings and Associates, solicitors, has just secured what could be the biggest case of her career - defending the son of one of the top bosses of organized crime in Ireland in a brutal rape case, but when Deborah suddenly finds herself on the wrong side of the law, she has to fight to protect everything she has ever lived and worked for.

The Dancing Days
  • 9781845590093
  • 01-12-2004
  • SO-CD
The Dancing Days (Audio CD)
Maggie Craig / Lesley Mackie

Readers will be swept away by this enthralling tale from an author with the power to touch every heart The depression is beginning to bite in 1930s Glasgow, but Jean Logan is determined to stay positive and decides to dance her family's troubles away by becoming a paid dancing partner at one of the city's many palais de danse. When she is taken on at the new and sophisticated Luxor, it seems as if all her dreams have come true. Soon, though, her desire to support her loved ones draws her into a sinister world that lurks behind the club's glamorous facade. Trapped, degraded and forced into having an abortion, she reaches rock bottom. It takes all Jean's reserves of physical and moral courage to escape and build a new life for herself. Fifteen years later her past returns to haunt her. Can she find the strength to confront it and protect her hard-won happiness?

The Girl From Poor House Lane
  • 9781859037959
  • 01-12-2004
  • SS-CD
The Girl From Poor House Lane (Audio CD)
Freda Lightfoot / Anna Bentinck

The slums of Poor House Lane are no place to bring up a child, and since the death of her husband, Kate has struggled to feed her beloved baby son, relying on hand-outs and charity. When the wealthy, childless Tysons offer to adopt Callum and employ Kate as his nursemaid, she feels compelled to accept, but she is not prepared for the jealousy of Eliot Tyson's brother, Charles, who sees Callum as a direct threat to his inheritance. When events take an unexpected turn, Kate finds herself back in Poor House Lane - wondering how to find her missing son.

The Ten Word Game
  • 9781859038079
  • 01-12-2004
  • SS-CD
The Ten Word Game (Audio CD)
Jonathan Gash / Graham Padden

The return of loveable rogue Lovejoy After stealing one of his own forgeries from the Marquis of Gotham, Lovejoy is on the run. With the bounty hunter David Buddy hot on his trail, Lovejoy makes his way to Southampton in the hope of fleeing the country. He soon finds himself sailing away in the Melissa, one of the world's most luxurious cruise ships - not as a stowaway but as a legitimate passenger. Then Lovejoy discovers that his escape has been organized by a group of criminals intent on using his knowledge of fine arts for their own mysterious purposes.

The Hanging In The Hotel
  • 9780753123515
  • 01-11-2004
  • ISISCD
The Hanging In The Hotel (Audio CD)
Simon Brett / Simon Brett

"Deftly contrived, light-hearted mysteries" THE TIMES Amateur sleuths Jude and Carole must discover the truth behind an elaborate attempt to conceal a simple, cold-blooded murder. The Hopwicke Country House Hotel, owned by Jude's glamorous friend Suzy Longthorne, is host to an event for the all-male society, the Pillars of Sussex. On the night, Jude helps Suzy serve dinner, and in the early hours of the morning they watch with relief as the guests drag themselves to their beds. The next morning, one young solicitor does not come down for breakfast. Jude heads for Nigel Ackford's room, presuming he is feeling the effects of the night before. It soon becomes apparent, however, that Nigel has been spared his hangover, for Jude finds him hanging from the beams of his four-poster bed. And she is convinced that this is not suicide...

Unexpected Blessings
  • 9780753123645
  • 01-11-2004
  • ISISCD
Unexpected Blessings (Audio CD)
Barbara Taylor Bradford / Liza Ross

"Few novelists are as consummate as Barbara Taylor Bradford at keeping the reader turning the page. She is one of the world's best at spinning yarns." Guardian "Queen of the genre." Sunday Times "The storyteller of substance." The Times The great-grandaughters of Emma Harte, the heroine of A WOMAN OF SUBSTANCE and EMMA'S SECRET, follow in her legendary footsteps... Evan Hughes, Emma's American great-grandaughter, is trying to integrate into the powerful Harte family, but in doing so is caught between them, her estranged parents and her new love. Tessa Longden, Evan's cousin, is battling her husband for custody of their daughter, Adele. Linnet O'Neill, the most brilliant business woman of the four grand-daughters, shows she is more than capable of running the Harte empire. And India Standish, the traditionalist in the family, falls madly in love and is determined to marry. When Evan discovers letters from Emma Harte to her grandmother, the story sweeps back to 1950 and to revelations that help to set Evan free from her own past. But a dangerous enemy is intent on destroying the Harte clan. As the family prepares for a wedding, the threat becomes ever closer...

The Fifth Woman
  • 9780753123676
  • 01-11-2004
  • ISISCD
The Fifth Woman (Audio CD)
Henning Mankell / Sean Barrett

"Mankell is one of the most ingenious crime writers around. Highly recommended." Observer "Wallander is among the very best fictional crimebusters." Daily Telegraph "Mankell is in the first division of crime writing." The Times A Kurt Wallander novel Four nuns and a fifth woman, a visitor to Africa, are killed in a savage night-time attack. Months later in Sweden, the news of the unexplained tragedy triggers a cruel vengeance for these killings. Inspector Kurt Wallander is home from an idyllic holiday in Rome, full of energy and plans for the future. Autumn settles in, and Wallander prays the winter will be peaceful. But when he investigates the disappearance of an elderly bird-watcher, he discovers a gruesome and meticulously planned murder - a body impaled in a trap of sharpened bamboo poles. Then another man is reported missing. Once again, Wallander's life is put on hold as he and his team work tirelessly to find a link between the series of vicious murders.

R Is For Ricochet
  • 9780753123737
  • 01-11-2004
  • ISISCD
R Is For Ricochet (Audio CD)
Sue Grafton / Liza Ross

"Grafton as usual creates believable and enduring characters and a strong sense of place in her town of Santa Teresa." Publishers Weekly Everybody's favourite female PI is back - and she's about to uncover more than she bargained for... Kinsey Millhone, employed by Nord Lafferty to drive his daughter home from her incarceration at the Californian Institute for Women, marvels at the simplicity of the task. But Kinsey is soon fighting to prevent Reba Lafferty from breaking the conditions of her parole. As she finds herself befriending the ex-gambler, ex-alcoholoc and ex-con, Kinsey discovers that Reba had taken the fall for her boss, and lover, when he conducted a highly-crafted money laundering scam. Alan Beckwith has so far escaped the clutches of the FBI. When Kinsey is asked to persuade Reba to unveil crucial evidence guaranteed to put Beckwith behind bars, she doesn't expect co-operation. But Reba is suddenly all too eager to do everything she can to ruin him. Embroiled in a cunning challenge of wits, Kinsey must try to control the bitter, angry Reba as she launches her dangerous revenge...

Bullion
  • 9781407969817
  • 01-11-2004
  • SOMP3CD
Bullion (MP3 CD)
James Pattinson / Terry Wale

Alan Caley was far from delighted to receive a phone call from his old school pal Chuck Brogan, inviting him to lunch. It was some time since he had last seen Brogan and he remembered that the man had taken part in a gold robbery and been sent to prison for a number of years. Caley was reluctant to accept, Brogan was persuasive and hinted that the meeting might turn out to be to Caley's advantage - financially. Caley could use some help in that respect - his business was going down the drain and he was pushed for money. So he agreed to have lunch with Brogan, little suspecting what dire consequences would stem from the free meal...

Shadows And Strongholds
  • 9781845590024
  • 01-11-2004
  • SO-CD
Shadows And Strongholds (Audio CD)
Elizabeth Chadwick / Christopher Scott

A Mediaeval tale of pride and strife, of coming of age in a world where chivalry is a luxury seldom afforded An awkward misfit, loathed by his autocratic grandmother, nine-year-old Fulke FitzWarin leaves his family to be fostered in the household of Jocelin de Dinan, Lord of Ludlow. Fulke is to train in knightly arts, but to succeed he must overcome the deep-seated doubts holding him back. Hawise, Jocelin's youngest daughter, befriends the young Fulke. As they grow up, an implacable enemy threatens Ludlow and as the pressure mounts, their friendship changes until one fateful day they find themselves staring at each other across a divide. As the menace to Ludlow intensifies, Fulke must confront the future head on...

Bullion
  • 9781845590055
  • 01-11-2004
  • SO-CD
Bullion (Audio CD)
James Pattinson / Terry Wale

Alan Caley was far from delighted to receive a phone call from his old school pal Chuck Brogan, inviting him to lunch. It was some time since he had last seen Brogan and he remembered that the man had taken part in a gold robbery and been sent to prison for a number of years. Caley was reluctant to accept, Brogan was persuasive and hinted that the meeting might turn out to be to Caley's advantage - financially. Caley could use some help in that respect - his business was going down the drain and he was pushed for money. So he agreed to have lunch with Brogan, little suspecting what dire consequences would stem from the free meal...

Poor Little Rich Girl
  • 9781845590086
  • 01-11-2004
  • SO-CD
Poor Little Rich Girl (Audio CD)
Katie Flynn / Anne Dover

Liverpool, 1934. Hester Lowe agrees to act as governess to spoiled, self-willed, little Lonnie Hetherington-Smith when they leave India to live with Lonnie's elderly aunt in Shaw Street, Liverpool. Hester speedily realises that her new employer dislikes her niece and means to make life uncomfortable for both of them. Things improve a little when they meet the poor but happy Bailey family who live in a court off Jeyworth Street. Hester likes Dick Bailey very much, but her employer does not permit 'followers' and Lonnie and young Ben Bailey are deadly enemies. But then the regime in Shaw Street changes and Hester is forced to leave the comforts of a middle-class household to make her own way in what is, to her, a strange country...

Ellie Pride
  • 9781859037928
  • 01-11-2004
  • SS-CD
Ellie Pride (Audio CD)
Annie Groves / Margaret Sircom

A heart-rending story of love, passion and duty, set in the early 1900s After the tragic death of her mother, headstrong Ellie Pride must forge her own way in the world. Having made a deathbed promise to her mother to forsake passion for stability and social status, Ellie rejects the advances of Gideon Walker, despite her deep attraction to him. Ellie is sent to live with her uncle and aunt, but her uncle reveals a terrifying cruelty which forces her into a loveless marriage to escape him. As she struggles to support her weak husband, Ellie and Gideon's paths cross again and again...

Run For Home
  • 9781859038031
  • 01-11-2004
  • SS-CD
Run For Home (Audio CD)
Sheila Quigley / Rachel Bavidge

1985: a man runs for his life - exhausted, wounded, mercilessly hunted by a woman assassin known only as The Head Hunter. 2001: sixteen-year-old Kerry Lumsdon runs across the same terrain. She runs to win and she runs to forget. When a headless body is found, Detective Inspector Lorraine Hunt is called in to investigate. Kerry and Lorraine, different ages and from different worlds, come together when Claire Lumsdon, Kerry's sister, is violently kidnapped - the fourth in a series of abductions. Kerry's frantic search uncovers a violent underworld, a sixteen-year-old murder... and secrets about her own past.

Nothing Green
  • 9781859037904
  • 01-10-2004
  • SS-CD
Nothing Green (Audio CD)
Evelyn Doyle / Marie McCarthy

Sequel to the bestselling EVELYN... Following her father's historic legal battle to regain custody of his children, Evelyn returns to the same grinding poverty. When 'new mammy' Jessie's relationship with her father becomes strained, the twelve-year-old girl finds herself the brunt of their criticism and dissatisfaction. Throughout her adolescence, whilst working in Woolworths and as a weaver in a Yorkshire mill, Evelyn makes repeated attempts to run away. Her inexplicably troubled relationship with Jessie casts a long shadow over her life, until the story's unforgettable denouement.

Laughing Boy
  • 9781859037911
  • 01-10-2004
  • SS-CD
Laughing Boy (Audio CD)
Stuart Pawson / Graham Padden

Colinette Jones has everything to live for, and she's never late home. So when she fails to turn up for supper, and a body is discovered half a mile from her home, D.I. Charlie Priest has to make the call every mother dreads. Elsewhere, Laura Heeley is found dead at the side of an unlit lane - a single stab wound the only sign of violence. What connects the two women? Constricted by the foot and mouth crisis, Priest must trap the killer before he strikes again. Perhaps the fresh gales atop Britian's highest peaks might get the old grey matter working...

Dead Famous
  • 9780753122853
  • 01-09-2004
  • ISISCD
Dead Famous (Audio CD)
Ben Elton / David Thorpe

"Big Brother with a twist" One house. Ten contestants. Thirty cameras. Forty microphones. Yet again the public gorges its voyeuristic appetite as another group of unknown and unremarkable people submit themselves to the brutal exposure of the televised real-life soap opera, HOUSE ARREST. Everybody knows the rules: total strangers are forced to live together while the rest of the country watches them do it. Who will crack first? Who will have sex and with whom? Who will the public love and who will it hate? All the usual questions. And then, suddenly, there are some new ones. Who is the murderer? How did he or she manage to kill under the constant gaze of the thirty television cameras? Why did they do it? And who will be next?

Stay Of Execution
  • 9780753123416
  • 01-09-2004
  • ISISCD
Stay Of Execution (Audio CD)
Quintin Jardine / James Bryce

The stunning new novel from bestselling crime author Quintin Jardine As international terrorism stalks the city of Edinburgh, DCC Bob Skinner confronts his darkest demons. A small-time crook stumbles upon a body hanging from a tree; a veteran from a Belgian marching band is killed in a hit-and-run incident and another dies of an apparent heart attack. Excitement on the streets is feverish as the city prepares for a rally to celebrate the return of Pope John the 25th to his home town. With the whole world watching, the security has to be bulletproof. But is there a chink in the armour and does Bob Skinner have the inner strength to find the answer to the biggest question of all?

Firewall
  • 9780753123447
  • 01-09-2004
  • ISISCD
Firewall (Audio CD)
Henning Mankell / Sean Barrett

The latest book in Mankell's critically acclaimed Kurt Wallander series, touching the raw nerve of our increasing vulnerability in a digitised world Stopping to use a cash machine late one evening, a man inexplicably falls to the ground dead. Then a taxi driver is savagely attacked by two teenage girls. Quickly apprehended, they appal Inspector Wallander and his colleagues with their total lack of remorse. One girl escapes from custody and disappears. Soon afterwards a power failure affects all of Ystad and when an engineer arrives at the malfunctioning sub-station, he makes a grisly discovery. Wallander is sure that these events must be linked. His search for answers leads him perilously close to a shadowy group of anarchic terrorists hidden within the anonymity of cyberspace. Somehow, these grisly criminals seem always to know the police's next move, and Wallander finds himself fighting to the bitter end to outsmart them.

Two Penn'orth Of Sky
  • 9781842839270
  • 01-09-2004
  • SO-CD
Two Penn'orth Of Sky (Audio CD)
Katie Flynn / Anne Dover

Emmy Dickens lives with her widowed mother in a neat house in neglected Nightingale Court, but Mrs Dickens has always impressed upon her daughter that her main aim in life must be to escape from the court. Emmy sees that marriage is her best way out and when Peter Wesley, First Officer aboard a cruise ship, asks her to marry him, she is over the moon. Life goes well for the newly-weds, they set up home and start a family. But when Peter is killed and Emmy is left almost penniless, she is forced to move back to Nightingale Court with her daughter, Diana. Emmy, a beautiful girl, gets a job in a busy restaurant and soon attracts the attentions of young men, but her problems are far from over...

Going Places
  • 9781842839416
  • 01-09-2004
  • SO-CD
Going Places (Audio CD)
Billy Hopkins / Christopher Kay

It's 1950, and when Laura and Billy Hopkins return to Manchester from their honeymoon, they're in seventh heaven despite the austerity that has been going on since World War II. But the euphoria gradually evaporates and they settle into a penny-pinching existence on Billy's teaching salary as babies and bills appear with alarming regularity. When Billy spots an advertisement for Education Officers in Kenya, it sound like the answer to all their prayers, despite worries about the Mau Mau rebellion and the omnipresence of dangerous creatures. After much family debate, Laura, Billy and the junior Hopkins set off to Nairobi on a BOAC Argonaut and start on the biggest adventure of their lives.

Love And A Promise
  • 9781842839430
  • 01-09-2004
  • SO-CD
Love And A Promise (Audio CD)
Lyn Andrews / Anne Dover

"Gutsy...will keep the pages turning." DAILY EXPRESS With her parents dead Maddy Kieran knows the situation is desperate for her and her fourteen-year-old sister. When she makes a momentous decision to follow her self-centred brother, Thomas, to Liverpool, they find themselves destitute, their savings gone. Maddy finds work with Mrs Egan, an eccentric, imperious old lady who rescues the girls, and their newly found brother and his young family, from the streets. When Maddy is made the sole beneficiary of Mrs Egan's will, she can scarcely believe her luck. But there's a condition: Maddy mustn't marry until Mrs Egan dies. And Maddy, who has fallen in love with a seaman, has a terrible choice - her fiance or the promise to the old lady on whom she and her family depend.

Dancing On Deansgate
  • 9781859037737
  • 01-09-2004
  • SS-CD
Dancing On Deansgate (Audio CD)
Freda Lightfoot / Margaret Sircom

Manchester 1940. They called it the Christmas Blitz but for Jess Delaney, the German bombs meant being locked in the cellar by her feckless, tarty mother, Lizzie. When Lizzie is caught shoplifting Jess is sent to live with Uncle Bernie, a dishonest bruiser of a man, who treats her like a slave. The Sally Army offers her, literally, salvation - and a chance to play the trumpet. When a young airman dares her to play at a tea dance, Jess rises to the challenge and is soon playing in a band, but Uncle Bernie hasn't finished with her yet...