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This Little Piggy
  • 9781785411229
  • 01-12-2015
This Little Piggy (Hardcover)
Bea Davenport

It's the summer of 1984, and there is a sense of unease on the troubled Sweetmeadows estate. The residents are in shock after the suspicious death of a baby, and tension is growing due to the ongoing miners' strike. Journalist Clare Jackson follows the story as the police bungle the inquiry and struggle to contain the escalating violence. Haunted by a personal trauma she can't face up to, Clare is shadowed by nine-year-old Amy, a bright but neglected little girl who seems to know more about the incident than she's letting on. As the days go by and the killer is not found, Clare ignores warnings not to get too close to her stories - and, in doing so, puts her own life in jeopardy.

The Blackpool Highflyer
  • 9781785411236
  • 01-12-2015
The Blackpool Highflyer (Hardcover)
Andrew Martin

Assigned to drive holidaymakers to the seaside resort of Blackpool in the hot summer of 1905, Jim Stringer is happy to have left behind the grime and danger of life in London. But his dreams of beer and pretty women are soon shattered - when his high-speed train meets a huge millstone on the line. In the months that follow, as he hunts for the saboteur, Jim is drawn into a beguiling but dangerous world of eccentrics, conmen and cowards. From ventriloquists to funfair salesmen, ticket clerks to dandies, everyone is a suspect...

Sidney Chambers And The Forgiveness Of Sins
  • 9781785411250
  • 01-12-2015
Sidney Chambers And The Forgiveness Of Sins (Hardcover)
James Runcie

Six new stories about the full-time priest and part-time detective, set in 1960s Cambridge. On a snowy Thursday morning in Lent 1964, a stranger seeks sanctuary in Grantchester's church, convinced he has murdered his wife... Sidney attends a shooting weekend in the country with his wife Hildegard, where they find their hostess has a sinister burn on her neck... A firm of removal men "accidentally" drops a Steinway piano on a musician's head outside a Cambridge college... Sidney's friend Amanda receives threatening pen letters when at last she appears to be approaching matrimony... During a cricket match, a group of schoolboys blow up their school's science block... And on a family holiday in Florence, Sidney is accused of the theft of a priceless painting.

Lacey's House
  • 9781444825947
  • 01-11-2015
Lacey's House (Hardcover)
Joanne Graham

Lacey Carmichael leads a solitary life. To her neighbours she is the mad old woman who lives at the end of the lane, crazy but harmless - until she is arrested on suspicion of murder... When Rachel Moore arrives in the village, escaping her own demons, the two women form an unlikely bond. Unravelling to each other tales of loss and heartache, they become friends. Rachel sees beyond the rumours, believing in Lacey's innocence; but as details of the older woman's life are revealed - some of them monstrous, from a past filled with the ignorance and cruelty of others - Rachel is left questioning where the truth really lies.

Spider's Web
  • 9781444826128
  • 01-11-2015
Spider's Web (Softcover)
Agatha Christie/Charles Osborne

Clarissa Hailsham-Brown, the wife of a Foreign Office diplomat, is given to daydreaming. SUPPOSING I WERE TO COME DOWN ONE MORNING AND FIND A DEAD BODY IN THE LIBRARY, WHAT SHOULD I DO? She has her chance to find out when she discovers a corpse in the drawing-room of her house in Kent... Desperate to dispose of the body before her husband returns home accompanied by an important foreign politician, Clarissa persuades her three houseguests to become accessories and accomplices. The search begins for the murderer and the motive - all the while trying to persuade a police inspector that there has been no murder at all...

  • 9781785411083
  • 01-11-2015
Prey (Hardcover)
James Carol

Ex-FBI profiler Jefferson Winter is approached in his local diner by a strange woman who seems to know everything about him. As she leaves she stabs the cook through the eye, leaving Winter in possession of an old newspaper report about the murder of a young couple in a small town some years previously. The case seemed cut and dried, and the perpetrator was found and punished. But what if the police got it wrong? With the help of NYPD police detective Carla Mendoza, Winter sets out to track down the murderous psychopath who has her sights set on him. A deadly cat-and-mouse game ensues as she sets him a challenge: find out what really happened six years ago. The clock is ticking and, as Winter is about to find out, the endgame is everything...

Crooked Heart
  • 9781785411090
  • 01-11-2015
Crooked Heart (Hardcover)
Lissa Evans

When Noel Bostock - aged ten, no family - is evacuated from London to escape the Blitz, he ends up living in St Albans with Vera Sedge - thirty-six and drowning in debts and dependants. Always desperate for money, she's unscrupulous about how she gets it. The war's thrown up new opportunities for this, but what Vee needs (and what she's never had) is a cool head and the ability to make a plan. On her own, she's a disaster. With Noel, she's a team. Together they cook up an idea. Criss-crossing the bombed suburbs of London, Vee starts to make a profit, and Noel begins to regain his interest in life. But there are plenty of other people making money out of the war, and some of them are dangerous...

Black Coffee
  • 9781444825770
  • 01-10-2015
Black Coffee (Softcover)
Agatha Christie/Charles Osborne

Fearing for the security of his revolutionary new formula for a powerful explosive, Sir Claud Amory requests the assistance of Hercule Poirot in transferring it safely to the Ministry of Defence. But when the formula disappears from its safe, Amory must change his plans. Locking his houseguests in the library, he informs them that the thief has precisely one minute of darkness in which to return the formula anonymously - or face the great detective even now on his way. The lights go off; by the time they come on again, Amory is dead in his arm-chair...

Everything I Never Told You
  • 9781785410987
  • 01-10-2015
Everything I Never Told You (Hardcover)
Celeste Ng

Lydia was the favourite child of Marilyn and James Lee. Her parents had been determined that she would fulfil the dreams they were unable to pursue themselves, though she had also been under pressures that had nothing to do with growing up. Her father is an American born of first-generation Chinese immigrants, which makes him and his children conspicuous in any setting, especially in 1970s small-town Ohio. When Lydia's body is found in the local lake, James is consumed by guilt, while Marilyn is determined to make someone accountable, no matter what the cost. Lydia's older brother, Nathan, is convinced that local bad boy Jack is somehow involved. But it's the youngest in the family, Hannah, who observes far more than anyone realises, and who may be the only one who knows what really happened...

The Beach Hut Next Door
  • 9781444825268
  • 01-09-2015
The Beach Hut Next Door (Hardcover)
Veronica Henry

Summer appeared from nowhere that year in Everdene; and for those lucky enough to own one of the beach huts, this was the summer of their dreams. For Elodie, returning to Everdene means reawakening the memories of one summer fifty years ago. A summer when everything changed... Vince and his brother are struggling to come to terms with the death of their father, but they have very different ways of coping... And for Jenna, determined to put the past behind her, the opportunity to become the 'Ice-Cream Girl' once again might just turn her life around. But this summer is not all sunshine and surf - as secrets unfold, and some lives are changed forever...

First We Take Manhattan
  • 9781445099019
  • 01-09-2015
First We Take Manhattan (Softcover)
Colette Caddle

After graduating in millinery, identical twins, Sinead and Sheila Fields, open their own hat shop. It's only a small business, until a glamorous young actress buys one of their hats and wears it to the BAFTAs. Suddenly, success seems guaranteed. Then tragedy strikes when Sheila disappears and is presumed dead. After months of desolation, Sinead is just beginning to come to terms with her loss when there is a sighting of her sister. She is filled with excitement but also haunted by questions. Why would Sheila have deserted her twin without a word?

The Make-Up Girl
  • 9781785410895
  • 01-09-2015
The Make-Up Girl (Hardcover)
Andrea Semple

Faith works in a fabulous PR company, has loads of gorgeous, glamorous friends and, best of all, a handsome boyfriend. He never wants to watch the football, and thinks Faith is the most beautiful girl in the whole world. The only problem is, he doesn't exist. Faith has made him up, just like she's made up her perfect life. It's what she does. She's a single, lonely, low-paid make-up girl, and it's far too late to tell her family the depressing truth. Except that her sister has just got engaged, which means she's finally run out of reasons why her family can't meet her perfect, imaginary man. It's time to turn fantasy into reality...

Midnight In Europe
  • 9780750540971
  • 01-08-2015
Midnight In Europe (Hardcover)
Alan Furst

Cristian Ferrar, a handsome Spanish lawyer in Paris, is a well-connected man. Ferrar is approached to help a clandestine agency supply weapons to beleaguered Republican forces and agrees, putting his life on the line. Joining Ferrar in his mission is an unlikely group of allies: idealists and gangsters, arms traders and aristocrats, including Max de Lyon, a man hunted by the Gestapo, and the Marquesa Maria Cristina, a refined beauty. From libertine nightclubs in the City of Light to volatile bars by the docks in Gdansk, Furst paints a spell-binding portrait of a continent marching into a nightmare - and the heroes and heroines who fought back.

Winds Of Eden
  • 9780750541053
  • 01-08-2015
Winds Of Eden (Hardcover)
Catrin Collier

Following heavy casualties, General Townsend withdraws his exhausted troops to the town of Kut Al Amara, Iraq. His orders - to engage as many Turkish troops as possible in a siege situation. A relief force is hastily assembled, among them Charles Reid, Tom Mason and Michael Downe, for each of whom the advance is personal. Charles returns to the country where he lost the love of his life. Tom's brother John, an army surgeon, awaits execution. Michael's brother Harry, an army intelligence officer, is missing having never returned from his last mission. All three men wonder if they will ever see home and their wives again.

The Country Doctor's Choice
  • 9780750541084
  • 01-08-2015
The Country Doctor's Choice (Hardcover)
Maggie Bennett

The market town of Everham is full of rumours and counter-rumours. Dr Leigh McDowall, medical registrar, is taking a refresher course in obstetrics. He is immediately attracted to Dr Shelagh Hammond, obstetric surgeon, but she is deeply involved with another doctor, Paul Sykes and is caring for her terminally ill mother, who has a secret of her own. Meanwhile Reverend Derek Bolt is troubled by the unwanted attentions of a female parishioner and he confides in headmaster Jeremy North. Set against the back-drop of the Profumo affair that rocked Britain, Everham's own politics reach a dramatic scandalous crescendo.

When Sorry Is Not Enough
  • 9780750541275
  • 01-08-2015
When Sorry Is Not Enough (Hardcover)
Millie Gray

Four years on from discovering their true heritage, Sally and Luke have overcome their animosity to forge a trusting brother-sister relationship. So when Luke returns home from the Hong Kong police force, he asks Sally for help to prove the innocence of his friend Irish. But Sally already has her hands full. As well as tending her flourishing business empire, she must also pick up the pieces when her family - from her feckless sister Josie to her self-centred daughter Margo - runs into trouble. Moreover, she must put her own dreams on hold because the man she loves is not free to be with her.

Calculated In Death
  • 9780753192375
  • 01-07-2015
Calculated In Death (Softcover)
J.D. Robb

On a bitterly cold night on the steps outside an empty office in New York's financial district, a woman lies dead. It seems like a mugging gone wrong, but Eve Dallas soon discovers that the body was dumped at the newly renovated property. Now she has to find out why. Eve has a host of suspects for the murder. Using her husband Roarke's business know-how, and with colleague and friend Detective Delia Peabody by her side, Eve starts examining the motives of some very powerful people in order to catch a killer.

Touching Distance
  • 9781444824551
  • 01-07-2015
Touching Distance (Hardcover)
Graham Hurley

After the collapse of his marriage, D/S Jimmy Suttle is plunged into a series of killings that will test him to the limit. Michael Corrigan has been shot through the head at the wheel of his car on a lonely moorland road. The only witness: his infant son, strapped into the rear child seat. Within days, two more killings, equally professional, and equally motiveless. Teasing some kind of investigative sense from this carnage is a very big ask, but pressure for an early arrest is growing by the day... Meanwhile, in the world of journalism, Suttle's estranged wife Lizzie finds herself within touching distance of the story that will make her name - but that story will lead her to the heart of Suttle's enquiry, and into mortal danger...

The Storms Of War
  • 9780750541015
  • 01-06-2015
The Storms Of War (Hardcover)
Kate Williams

It is the idyllic early summer of 1914, life is good for the de Witt family. Rudolf and Verena are planning the wedding of their daughter Emmeline, while their oldest son, Arthur, is studying in Paris and Michael is just back from his first term at Cambridge. Celia, the youngest of the deWitt children, is on the brink of adulthood, and secretly dreams of escaping her carefully mapped-out future and exploring the world. But the onslaught of war changes everything and soon the de Witts find themselves sidelined and in danger of losing everything.

Terminal City
  • 9781444824186
  • 01-06-2015
Terminal City (Hardcover)
Linda Fairstein

When the body of a young woman is found in a suite at one of the most prestigious hotels in Manhattan, Assistant DA Alex Cooper and Detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace find themselves hunting for an elusive killer whose only signature is carving a carefully drawn symbol, which bears a striking resemblance to train tracks, into his victims' bodies. When a second body with the same bloody symbol is discovered in a deserted alleyway next to the Grand Central Terminal Building, Alex and Mike must contend with the station's expansive underground tunnels and century-old dark secrets to find a killer who appears to be cutting a deadly path straight to the heart of the city...

A Different World
  • 9781444824223
  • 01-06-2015
A Different World (Hardcover)
Mary Nichols

London, 1939: As WWII breaks out across Europe, teacher Louise Fairhurst and her class are evacuated from their school to the quiet farming village of Cottlesham. Uprooted and forced to start her life again, Louise finds herself acting as both mother and teacher to the group of anxious eight-year-olds. But just when they begin to settle into the country and their new surroundings, tragedy strikes... In Warsaw, Pilot Jan Grabowski must head to Romania to fight the enemy, leaving his wife Rulka behind. When Rulka sees Poland overcome by the Nazis, living in constant danger and amid cruel reprisals, she joins the Resistance. While back in England, Louise begins to wonder if perhaps she should have stayed in London - until a chance meeting with Jan alters her path, and their worlds collide forever.

Love, Love Me Do
  • 9781785410505
  • 01-06-2015
Love, Love Me Do (Hardcover)
Mark Haysom

1963. The year the Beatles first top the charts. The year Martin Luther King has a dream. The year Truman Bird moves his family from their home in Brighton to a dilapidated caravan in the Ashdown Forest - then disappears. Truman's a charmer, a chancer, a liar. He's always got away with it, too. But now he's gone a dangerous step too far and only has one day to put things right. For Truman's wife, Christie, life has not turned out the way she'd imagined. How has she, that young girl of not that many years ago, ended up like this? In a caravan. With three children. And an absent husband. Even though life has a habit of getting in the way of dreams, people find their own extraordinary ways of bouncing back.

Jam & Roses
  • 9780750540377
  • 01-05-2015
Jam & Roses (Hardcover)
Mary Gibson

Three sisters in 1920s Bermondsey struggle to make ends meet and protect their mother from the violence of their father. Milly, the eldest, works in Southwells jam factory. Elsie dreams of a career on the stage, while little Amy runs wild with her friends on the streets. As summer draws to a close, they join the hop pickers in Kent, for a short, blissful respite from a life of work and hardship. All three girls fear the terrible, unforgiving temper of their father, and their courageous attempts to protect their defenceless mother will have dramatic - sometimes disastrous - consequences for them all.

Keep Your Friends Close
  • 9781444823806
  • 01-05-2015
Keep Your Friends Close (Hardcover)
Paula Daly

Natty and Sean Wainwright are happily married. Rock solid, in fact. So when Natty's oldest friend Eve Dalladay appears, just as their daughter collapses on a school trip in France, Natty has no qualms about leaving Eve with Sean to help out at home. Two weeks later, Natty finds that Eve has slotted into family life too well: Sean has fallen in love with her. He's sorry, he tells Natty, but their marriage is over. With no option but to put on a brave face for the sake of the children, Natty sets about building a new life for herself. And then she receives an anonymous note: EVE HAS DONE THIS BEFORE. DON'T LET HER TAKE WHAT'S YOURS...