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All fiction new titles

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Fan of crime, romance, sci-fi or other fiction genres? Look through our latest titles and discover a captivating story in book, eBook, eAudiobook, large print, graphic novel or audio CD. This list updates when we add new titles to our collection.

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Witch wood  by John Buchan

Witch wood

John Buchan

Book

"Set amidst the religious struggles of the 17th century, this is the story of a young minister's return to the town of his birth. There he finds a coven of Satan worshippers and falls deeply in love with one of their victims in a struggle for right a...

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Grandmaster of demonic cultivation = Mo dao zu shi. 2  by author Moxiangtongxiu

Grandmaster of demonic cultivation = Mo dao zu shi. 2

author Moxiangtongxiu

Book

"Following the trail of a dismembered corpse, Wei Wuxian and Lan Wangji arrive at the gates of Yi City: an old, abandoned town shrouded in mist and restless spirits. A fiendish foe awaits them in the shadows, heralding a tale of heartbreak and tragedy....

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Summer fever  by Kate Riordan

Summer fever

Kate Riordan

Book

"Nick and Laura are the hosts: pretending their marriage isn't on the rocks. Madison and Bastian are the guests: neither is remotely who they claim to be. Under the scorching Mediterranean sun, no secret is safe. No betrayal goes unnoticed. Two couples....

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The Emma Project  by Sonali Dev

The Emma Project

Sonali Dev

Book

"Emma gets a fresh Indian-American twist from award-winning author Sonali Dev in her heartwarmingly irresistible Jane Austen inspired rom com series. No one can call Vansh Raje's life anything but charmed. Handsome - Vogue has declared him California's...

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Razzmatazz  by Christopher Moore

Razzmatazz

Christopher Moore

Book

"San Francisco, 1947. Bartender Sammy 'Two Toes' Tiffin and the rest of the Cookie's Coffee Irregulars, a ragtag bunch of working mugs last seen in Noir, are on the hustle: they're trying to open a driving school for Chinatown residents; shanghai an ...

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With prejudice  by Robin Peguero

With prejudice

Robin Peguero

Book

"Gabriel Soto is a social recluse accused of the murder of Melina Mora, a free-spirited and deeply loved young woman. At the center of the media spotlight is Sandy Grunwald, an ambitious young female prosecutor whose political fortunes depend on her using...

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Thrown  by Sara (Broadcast journalist) Cox

Thrown

Sara (Broadcast journalist) Cox

Book

"Becky: a single mum who prides herself on her independence. She knows from painful experience that men are trouble. Louise: a loving husband, gorgeous kids. She ought to feel more grateful. Jameela: all she's ever done is work hard, and try her best....

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Bloomsbury girls  by Natalie Jenner

Bloomsbury girls

Natalie Jenner

Book

"Bloomsbury Books is an old-fashioned new and rare book store that has persisted and resisted change for a hundred years, run by men and guided by the general manager's unbreakable fifty-one rules. But in 1950, the world is changing, especially the world...

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Notes on your sudden disappearance  by Alison Espach

Notes on your sudden disappearance

Alison Espach

Book

"The summer before Sally Holt starts the eighth grade begins as a gloriously uneventful one, full of family trips to the beach and long afternoons at the local pool with her older sister Kathy, which they mostly use as an excuse to ogle Billy Barnes,...

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We measure the earth with our bodies  by Tsering Yangzom Lama

We measure the earth with our bodies

Tsering Yangzom Lama

Book

"In the wake of China's invasion of Tibet throughout the 1950s, Lhamo and her younger sister, Tenkyi, arrive at a refugee camp in Nepal. They survived the dangerous journey across the Himalayas, but their parents did not. As Lhamo - haunted by the loss...

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My summer darlings  by May Cobb

My summer darlings

May Cobb

Book

"Three lifelong friends plus a dangerous, sexy new stranger in town add up to a scorching summer of manipulation, obsession, and murder, from the acclaimed author of The Hunting Wives. A woman in the forest thinks she's going to die. I know he's coming...

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Thrill of the hunt  by Rita Mae Brown

Thrill of the hunt

Rita Mae Brown

Book

"It's the start of fox hunting season and Sister is training a new generation of hounds in eager anticipation of Opening Hunt. But before they make it to that exciting day, several members of the hunt club receive ominous videos in which they appear to...

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In the blood  by Jack (Joint pseudonym) Carr

In the blood

Jack (Joint pseudonym) Carr

Book

"A woman boards a plane in the African country of Burkina Faso having just completed a targeted assassination for the state of Israel. Two minutes later, her plane is blown out of the sky. Over 6,000 miles away, former Navy SEAL James Reece watches the...

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No less the devil  by Stuart MacBride

No less the devil

Stuart MacBride

Book

"It's been seventeen months since the Bloodsmith butchered his first victim and Operation Maypole is still no nearer catching him. The media is whipping up a storm, the top brass are demanding results, but the investigation is sinking fast. Now isn't...

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The lost summers of Newport  by Beatriz Williams

The lost summers of Newport

Beatriz Williams

Book

"2019: Andie Figuero is a producer of Mansion Makeover, a popular reality show about restoring America's most lavish historic houses. Lucia 'Lucky' Sprague, who still lives in Sprague Hall in Newport, Rhode Island, will only allow the show to go forward...

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Something wilder  by Christina Lauren

Something wilder

Christina Lauren

Book

"Growing up the daughter of notorious treasure hunter and absentee father Duke Wilder left Lily without much patience for the profession . . . or much money in the bank. But Lily is nothing if not resourceful, and now uses Duke's coveted hand-drawn maps...

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Beach house summer  by Sarah Morgan

Beach house summer

Sarah Morgan

Book

"When Joanna Whitman's famous ex-husband dies in a car accident, she doesn't know what to feel ... But when she discovers that the young woman with him in the crash is pregnant, Joanna feels compelled to act ... Ashley Blake can't believe it when Joa...

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The bladed faith  by David Dalglish

The bladed faith

David Dalglish

Book

"Cyrus was fourteen when his gods were slain, his country invaded, and his parents - the king and queen - beheaded in front of him. After years held prisoner in the invader's court, a mysterious group of revolutionaries breaks him free and gives him the...

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The signal line  by Brendan Colley

The signal line

Brendan Colley

Book

"Brothers Geo and Wes are testing their relationship now that their parents have passed away. Geo and Wes rarely agree on anything, especially not the sale of the Hobart family home. Geo needs the money to finance his musical career in Italy. For Wes...

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The unplanned life of Josie Hale  by Stephanie Eding

The unplanned life of Josie Hale

Stephanie Eding

Book

"Pregnant and divorced, Josie Hale moves in with two old friends (both male), who make it their mission to prepare for Josie's baby, not least by making sure Josie always has the food she's craving. Together they discover the true meaning of family and...

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Never been kissed  by Timothy Janovsky

Never been kissed

Timothy Janovsky

Book

"Wren Roland has never been kissed, let alone been in love, but he wants that movie-perfect ending more than anything. Feeling nostalgic on the eve of his twenty-first birthday, he sends emails to all the boys he (ahem) loved before he came out. He d...

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Daughter of the shipwreck  by Lora Davies

Daughter of the shipwreck

Lora Davies

Book

"London, 1820: Nineteen-year-old Mercy, the orphaned daughter of an African prince, has come to live with the well-to-do Dr Stephens and his wife, Catherine, a passionate campaigner for the abolition of slavery. Mercy throws herself into Catherine's ...

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Left for dead  by Joy Kluver

Left for dead

Joy Kluver

Book

"The sun is rising over the deserted park. Spring shoots have burst through the frozen ground, framing the woman's broken body in green and gold. Their surge of relief at finding her alive quickly dissolves into fear: the man who did this is still out...

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None of this is serious  by Catherine Prasifka

None of this is serious

Catherine Prasifka

Book

"Dublin student life is ending for Sophie and her friends. They've got everything figured out, and Sophie feels left behind as they all start to go their separate ways. She's overshadowed by her best friend Grace. She's been in love with Finn for as long...

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Your show  by Ashley Hickson-Lovence

Your show

Ashley Hickson-Lovence

Book

"'It's a double celebration tonight, not that many will care about your special role. You carry the weight of the occasion on your shoulders, take it in your stride. You've worked hard to get here, earned these palpitations . You, the first black man...

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Double shot death  by Emmeline Duncan

Double shot death

Emmeline Duncan

Book

"At Campathon, an annual eco-friendly festival held on a farm outside of Portland... Sage has scored a coveted place for her Ground Rules coffee cart thanks to her new-ish boyfriend, Bax, who's friendly with Maya, one of the musicians performing... When...

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Strangers we know  by Elle Marr

Strangers we know

Elle Marr

Book

"Adopted when she was only days old, Ivy Hon knows little about her lineage. But when she's stricken with a mystery illness, the results of a genetic test to identify the cause attract the FBI. According to Ivy's DNA, she's related to the Full Moon Killer,...

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Hope Creek  by Janet Dailey

Hope Creek

Janet Dailey

Book

"For Kit Teague, the island of Hope Creek, South Carolina, is filled with joyful memories of being out on the water with her beloved father. But her small hometown is also the place where her mother battled mental illness--and lost. Returning home to...

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Easy does it  by Brooke St. James

Easy does it

Brooke St. James

Book

"When the Cohen family moves to Galveston for the summer of 1968, Tess is determined to make the beach her permanent home instead of returning to Louisiana and marrying the local boy her parents had picked out for her. But she had no idea just how life...

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Spies in Canaan  by David Park

Spies in Canaan

David Park

Book

"Michael has travelled a long way from his boyhood under the endless skies of the Midwest. His retirement is peaceful, if solitary: looking out on the wide waters of the Atlantic from the coast of Ireland. But one day there is a visitation: a mysterious...

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Star bright  by Susannah Nix

Star bright

Susannah Nix

Book

"Kimberleigh Cress didn't get to be one of the hottest young actresses in Hollywood without learning how to protect herself. Rule number one? Don't show weakness. Ever. Especially not in front of the press. So when a sleazy tabloid reporter comes upon...

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Mad for a mate  by MaryJanice Davidson

Mad for a mate

MaryJanice Davidson

Book

"Verity Lane might be a Shifter who can't shift (known as a squib)--but woe betide anyone who tries to tell her who she is or what she's capable of. She's a proud member of a club for squibs out to prove themselves by participating in dangerous stunts....

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When the corn is waist high  by Jeremy (Writer on cinema) Scott

When the corn is waist high

Jeremy (Writer on cinema) Scott

Book

"In the early '80s, a priest who is also the elected sheriff of a Dny Indiana farm town, must juggle his two professions, as well as the FBI, as he fights to help solve a string of murders that have shaken the sleepy community to it's core"--

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Barefoot  by Elin Hilderbrand

Barefoot

Elin Hilderbrand

Book

"It's summer on Nantucket, and as the season begins, three women arrive at the local airport, observed by Josh, a local boy, home from college. Burdened with small children, unwieldy straw hats, and some obvious emotional issues, the women -- two sisters...

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To become an outlaw  by Peter Murphy

To become an outlaw

Peter Murphy

Book

"'When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw' - Nelson Mandela 1964, Apartheid South Africa. Danie du Plessis, the son of a conservative Afrikaner family, is poised to start a glittering l...

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Rules for engaging the earl  by Janna MacGregor

Rules for engaging the earl

Janna MacGregor

Book

"In desperate need of a husband, young widow Constance Lysander, about to give birth to her late husband's child, offers the Earl of Sykeston, a war hero--and her childhood best friend--a marriage of convenience that becomes so much more."--Provided ...

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The best of me  by Sharon Sala

The best of me

Sharon Sala

Book

"Ruby Butterman and her husband, Peanut, cannot have children, but they're given a second chance at a family when eight-year-old orphan Carlie is left in their care. It's a challenge for Carlie to adapt to a new town, a new school, and a new family, and...

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One good thing  by Alexandra Potter

One good thing

Alexandra Potter

Book

"Liv Brooks is still in shock. Newly-divorced and facing an uncertain future, she impulsively swaps her London Life for the sweeping hills of the Yorkshire Dales, determined to make a fresh start. But fresh starts are harder than they look and feeling...

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Their four hearts  by Vladimir Sorokin

Their four hearts

Vladimir Sorokin

Book

"In many respects, Their Four Hearts is a book of endings and final things. Vladimir Sorokin wrote it in the year the Soviet Union collapsed and then didn't write fiction for ten years after completing it--his next book being the infamous Blue Lard, which...

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The wicked & the dead  by Melissa Marr

The wicked & the dead

Melissa Marr

Book

"In near-future New Orleans, draugar, again-walkers, are faster and stronger than most humans, but not venomous until they are a century old. Until then, they shamble and bite. Since not everyone wants to see their relatives end up that way, Genevieve...

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The natural history of love  by Caroline Petit

The natural history of love

Caroline Petit

Book

"When Melbourne lawyer Nathan Smithson takes on the case of mad, wealthy Edward Fone eca's inheritance trial against his ruthless brother in 1902, he must unearth long-buried family secrets to have any chance of winning. Brazil, 1852: Fran ois, the Count...

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New and selected stories  by Cristina Rivera Garza

New and selected stories

Cristina Rivera Garza

Book

"Winner of a 2020 MacArthur 'genius' award for fiction that 'interrogates culturally constructed notions of language, memory, and gender from a transnational perspective,' Cristina Rivera Garza is a singular voice in contemporary letters, one who Ame...

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Revenge of the scapegoat  by Caren Beilin

Revenge of the scapegoat

Caren Beilin

Book

"In the tradition of Rabelais, Swift, and Fran Ross - a tradition of biting satire that joyfully embraces the strange and fantastical - Caren Beilin offers a tale of familial trauma that is also a broadly inclusive skewering of academia, the medical ...

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At the edge of the woods  by Masatsugu Ono

At the edge of the woods

Masatsugu Ono

Book

"In an unnamed foreign country, a family of three settles into a house at the edge of the woods where they hope to make a life. But something is off. A sound, at first like coughing and then like laughter, emanates from the nearby forest. Fantastical...

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Mirror lake  by Juneau Black

Mirror lake

Juneau Black

Book

"Vera Vixen takes on her most challenging case yet: solving the murder of a rat who appears to still be alive. Change is afoot in Shady Hollow, with an unusually tense election shaping up between long-serving Chief of Police Theodore Meade and Vera's...

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For the lost  by Lina Bengtsdotter

For the lost

Lina Bengtsdotter

Book

"A MISSING CHILD: In Karlstad, nine-month-old Beatrice is missing from her pram. Her parents are in shock and the media is in a frenzy. A PERSONAL STRUGGLE: DI Charlie Lager is struggling with her own demons when she's called to investigate, forced to...

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Life sentence  by A. K. (Amanda K.) Turner

Life sentence

A. K. (Amanda K.) Turner

Book

"Family ties are binding . . .Camden mortuary assistant Cassie Raven has spent her life thinking that her parents were killed in a car accident when she was four. It's one of the reasons why she has such an affinity for the dead and why she has gone ...

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The truth about faking it  by Cassie (Novelist) Hamer

The truth about faking it

Cassie (Novelist) Hamer

Book

"The Trainor women have always been excellent at hiding their true feelings... until now. Ellen's estranged husband, David, has managed to interrupt her fabulous life of bridge and zumba by getting himself killed in a Thai boating accident. She's har...

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The messy lives of book people  by Phaedra Patrick

The messy lives of book people

Phaedra Patrick

Book

"Mother of two Liv Green barely scrapes by as a maid to make ends meet, often finding escape in a good book while daydreaming of becoming a writer herself. So she can't believe her luck when she lands a job housekeeping for her personal hero, megabes...

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Walk the vanished earth  by Erin Swan

Walk the vanished earth

Erin Swan

Book

"The year is 1873, and a buffalo hunter named Samson travels the Kansas plains. The year is 1975, and an adolescent girl named Bea walks those very same plains. The year is 2024 and, after a series of devastating storms, an engineer named Paul has left...

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The halfpenny girls at war  by Maggie Mason

The halfpenny girls at war

Maggie Mason

Book

"As war approaches, Alice, Edith and Marg fear for the safety of their families, while trying to decide the best way they can do their bit for their country. Alice decides to volunteer with the Red Cross, helping those most in need, Marg is preparing...

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The royal station master's daughters  by Ellee Seymour

The royal station master's daughters

Ellee Seymour

Book

"Roll out the red carpet. The royal train is due in half an hour and there's not a minute to be wasted. It's 1915 and Ada, Jessie and Beatrice Saward live in a small Norfolk village with their parents. Their father, Harry, is the station master at Wo...

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Shadow girls  by Carol Birch

Shadow girls

Carol Birch

Book

"Manchester, 1960s. Sally, a cynical 15-year-old schoolgirl, is much too clever for her own good. When partnered with her best friend, Pamela, a mouthy girl who no-one else much likes, Sally finds herself unable to resist the temptation of rebellion....

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People person  by Candice Carty-Williams

People person

Candice Carty-Williams

Book

"Dimple Pennington knew of her half siblings, but she didn't really know them. Five people who don't have anything in common except for faint memories of being driven through Brixton in their dad's gold jeep, and some pretty complex abandonment issues....

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Hoaxes and other stories  by Brian DiNuzzo

Hoaxes and other stories

Brian DiNuzzo

Book

"The characters populating DiNuzzo's short stories may be eccentrics, but at their core they are struggling to get through life, dealing with unmanageable bosses and tedious jobs, and trying to maintain their interpersonal and romantic relationships....

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Ruth & Pen  by Emilie Pine

Ruth & Pen

Emilie Pine

Book

"Dublin, 7 October 2019. One day, one city, two women: Ruth and Pen. Neither knows the other, but both are asking the same questions: how to be with others and how, when the world won't make space for you, to be with yourself? Ruth's marriage to Aidan...

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Hope for the railway girls  by Maisie Thomas

Hope for the railway girls

Maisie Thomas

Book

"Manchester, 1942. A new year brings new hope for the railway girls. Alison's romance with the charming Dr Maitland is blossoming, but then she is posted away from Manchester. Working in a canteen isn't part of her plan, nor is meeting her beau's old...

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The cook  by Ajay Chowdhury

The cook

Ajay Chowdhury

Book

"Kamil Rahman is a cook in a Brick Lane restaurant. But he used to be a detective back in Kolkata. And somehow trouble still knows how to find him. When a young woman Kamil knows is murdered the police are convinced her boyfriend is the culprit. Kamil...

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The handler  by M. P. Woodward

The handler

M. P. Woodward

Book

"A disgraced ex-CIA operative must return to the field with only his ex-wife as his handler in this electrifying thriller from a former intelligence officer. A single well-placed American asset has kept Iran's secret uranium enrichment from hitting.....

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Wolf  by Herbert Jay Stern

Wolf

Herbert Jay Stern

Book

"The story begins as World War I is ending, when the fictional character Friedrich Richard meets Hitler in the mental ward of Germany's Pasewalk Hospital. Hitler, a.k.a. Wolf, is an army corporal suffering from hysterical blindness. Unable to see or care...

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The favor  by Nora Murphy

The favor

Nora Murphy

Book

"A gripping debut domestic suspense novel, Nora Murphy's thrilling The Favor explores with compassion and depth what can happen when women pushed to the limit take matters into their own hands. Staying is dangerous. Leaving could be worse. Leah and M...

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Elektra  by Jennifer Saint

Elektra

Jennifer Saint

Book

"Three women, tangled in an ancient curse. When Clytemnestra marries Agamemnon, she ignores the insidious whispers about his family line, the House of Atreus. But when, on the eve of the Trojan War, Agamemnon betrays Clytemnestra in the most unimaginable...

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Daniel's final week  by Donna VanLiere

Daniel's final week

Donna VanLiere

Book

"After his apparent resurrection, beloved leader Victor Quade is hailed internationally as God. Yet when Victor mandates that everything from purchasing groceries to seeing a doctor will require a mark of allegiance to him, Emma Grady and her friends...

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How I learned to hate in Ohio  by David MacLean

How I learned to hate in Ohio

David MacLean

Book

"In the rural Ohio of the late 1980s, social outcast Barry Nadler begins his freshman year of high school with low expectations. He resolves to go unnoticed as much as possible, until his world is upended by the arrival of Gurbaksh Singh, Gary for short,...

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Deep water  by Emma Bamford

Deep water

Emma Bamford

Book

"When a Navy vessel comes across a yacht in distress in the middle of the vast Indian Ocean, Captain Danial Tengku orders his ship to rush to its aid. On board the yacht is a British couple: a horribly injured man, Jake, and his traumatized wife, Virginie,...

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Amongst our weapons  by Ben Aaronovitch

Amongst our weapons

Ben Aaronovitch

Book

"There is a world hidden underneath this great city. The London Silver Vaults - for well over a century, the largest collection of silver for sale in the world. It has more locks than the Bank of England and more cameras than a celebrity punch-up. No...

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Stringers  by Chris Panatier

Stringers

Chris Panatier

Book

"A genius is abducted by an alien bounty-hunter for the location of a powerful inter-dimensional object. Trouble is, he can't remember a thing. One thing he knows is the location of the Chime. What it is or why it's important, he can't say. But this ...

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Never a duke  by Grace Burrowes

Never a duke

Grace Burrowes

Book

"Ned Wentworth will be forever grateful to the family that plucked him from the streets and gave him a home, even though polite society still whispers years later about his questionable past. Precisely because of Ned's connections in low places, Lady...

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A Scot is not enough  by Gina Conkle

A Scot is not enough

Gina Conkle

Book

"Decent and ambitious, Alexander Sloane is finally a finger's breadth from achieving the government post he's worked towards for years. A minor task monitoring Bow Street funds for the Crown is his final hurdle. But he discovers more than he bargains...

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Kaikeyi  by Vaishnavi Patel

Kaikeyi

Vaishnavi Patel

Book

""I was born on the full moon under an auspicious constellation, the holiest of positions-much good it did me." So begins Kaikeyi's tale. The only daughter of the kingdom of Kekaya, she is raised on grand stories about the might and benevolence of the...

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Caught on film  by Tom Seigel

Caught on film

Tom Seigel

Book

"Brandon Newman, the only child to survive the Oklahoma City bombing and now the latest box office heartthrob, has his pick of the best scripts in Hollywood, but the part he wants most is the one he can't have--the troubled teenage misfit famously banned...

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The vanishing type  by Ellery Adams

The vanishing type

Ellery Adams

Book

"While January snow falls outside in Miracle Springs, North Carolina, Nora Pennington is encouraging customers to cozy up indoors with a good book. Even though the shop and her bibliotherapy sessions keep Nora busy during the day, her nights are a little...

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After everything you did  by Stephanie Sowden

After everything you did

Stephanie Sowden

Book

"It ends with a car crash. Two women, both maimed, their long blonde hair matted with blood. It begins with waking up, in an unfamiliar hospital bed. Bright lights, nurses - and handcuffs. She is told her name is Reeta Doe, and that she's been in an ...

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Nettle & Bone  by T. Kingfisher

Nettle & Bone

T. Kingfisher

Book

"This isn't a fairytale where the princess marries a prince. It's one where she kills him... After years of seeing her sisters suffer at the hands of an abusive prince, Marra--the shy, convent-raised, third-born daughter--has finally realized that no...

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The grass hotel  by Craig Sherborne

The grass hotel

Craig Sherborne

Book

"Alone in the paddocks of his grass hotel, a man tends to his beloved horses, Socks and Boy. The voice of his mother -- accusatory, fragmenting from dementia -- haunts his every move, an excoriating reminder of his failures in the world of people. 'The...

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The prison minyan  by Jonathan Stone

The prison minyan

Jonathan Stone

Book

"Otisville prison in upstate New York is the prison of choice for white-collar Jewish offenders. There's a Talmudic study group, a prayer group, a kosher deli, and the prisoners know how to game the system. When a convicted celebrity arrives, though,...

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Rouge street  by Xuetao Shuang

Rouge street

Xuetao Shuang

Book

"An inventor dreams of escaping his drab surroundings in a flying machine. A criminal, trapped beneath a frozen lake, fights a giant fish. A strange girl pledges to ignite a field of sorghum stalks. Rouge Street presents three novellas by Shuang Xuetao,...

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The last party  by Cassidy Lucas

The last party

Cassidy Lucas

Book

"For Los Angeleno Dani Sanders, turning 50 seems like one more disappointment. Her career has stalled, her nineteen-year-old daughter with developmental issues is regressing, and Dani's ex-husband Craig, a fertility doctor worshipped by Hollywood's elite,...

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Animal person  by Alexander (Alexander D.) MacLeod

Animal person

Alexander (Alexander D.) MacLeod

Book

"Alexander MacLeod's highly anticipated second collection carries us to the edge and then waits, for just a second, in that pure moment of stillness between desire and action."--

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Things they lost  by Okwiri Oduor

Things they lost

Okwiri Oduor

Book

"This astonishing, devastating debut novel, riven through with mystery and magic, tells the story of a lonely girl living in a small African town and her struggle to free herself from her mercurial, charming mother. Ayosa is a wandering spirit- joyou...

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Marrying the ketchups  by Jennifer Close

Marrying the ketchups

Jennifer Close

Book

"An irresistible comedy of manners about three generations of a Chicago restaurant family and the private jokes, ancient grudges, broken hearts, and deep, abiding love that feeds them all. Here are the three things the Sullivan family knows to be true:...

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Search : a memoir with recipes by Dana Louise Potowski  by Michelle Huneven

Search : a memoir with recipes by Dana Louise Potowski

Michelle Huneven

Book

"Dana Potowski is a restaurant critic and food writer and a longtime member of a progressive Unitarian Universalist congregation in Southern California. Just as she's finishing the book tour for her latest bestseller, Dana is asked to join the church...

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Housebreaking  by Colleen Hubbard

Housebreaking

Colleen Hubbard

Book

"After years of being away and with both of her parents gone, Del's life is feeling stagnant. Living with her father's ex-boyfriend and recently fired from her cleaning job, it's almost a relief when she hears from her uncle who says he'll pay her for...

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If you're happy  by Fiona (Australian writer) Robertson

If you're happy

Fiona (Australian writer) Robertson

Book

"The stories in this impressive, thoughtful collection explore the human heart and its desire and capacity for joy. A divorced woman discovers a growing sinkhole in her yard, a lonely man finds an abandoned toddler, a second wife in a fundamentalist ...

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One-shot Harry  by Gary Phillips

One-shot Harry

Gary Phillips

Book

"Los Angeles, 1963: African American Korean War veteran Harry Ingram earns a living as a news photographer and occasional process server: chasing police radio calls and dodging baseball bats. With racial tensions running high on the eve of Martin Luther...

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Back to the country  by Mandy Magro

Back to the country

Mandy Magro

Book

"Country singer Indigo Nash has it all, except love... At the height of her musical career, Indigo should be nothing but happy. But Indi is disillusioned with show business, finding herself depressed and lonely. When she reaches breaking point, a simple...

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Go back at once  by Robert Aickman

Go back at once

Robert Aickman

Book

"Go Back at Once, completed by Robert Aickman in August 1975, is a previously unpublished novel set in the 1920s telling the story of two young English women, Cressida Hazeborough and her friend Vivien. The story really begins when Cressida asks, 'Vivien,...

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Future perfect  by Felicia Yap

Future perfect

Felicia Yap

Book

"A bomb has exploded during a fashion show, killing a beautiful model on the catwalk. The murderer is still at large... and he may strike again. Yet this is the least of Police Commissioner Christian Verger's worries. His fiancée Viola has left him. He...

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Mestiza blood  by V. Castro

Mestiza blood

V. Castro

Book

"A short story collection of nightmares, dreams, desire and visions centered around the Chicana experience. The stunning, star-reviewed V. Castro weaves urban legend, folklore, life experience and heartache in this intimate anthology of modern...

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Garden of sins  by Laura Joh Rowland

Garden of sins

Laura Joh Rowland

Book

"London, November 1890. Crime scene photographer Sarah Bain Barrett faces a perfect storm of events. She and her husband Detective Sergeant Barrett are riding on a train that crashes. While rescuing other passengers, they find a woman who's been strangled...

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In his own image  by Jérôme Ferrari

In his own image

Jérôme Ferrari

Book

"Born in a small town in Corsican countryside, Antonia grows up in a place of deeply-rooted traditions and strong family ties. When she's fourteen, her uncle, a priest, gives her a camera, changing the way she sees the world and igniting a passion fo...

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In the seeing hands of others  by Nat (Novelist) Ogle

In the seeing hands of others

Nat (Novelist) Ogle

Book

"You are about to enter a novel formed of documents and evidence. Here is the blog of a nurse on a dialysis ward attempting to live in the aftermath of bringing a rape trial to court in which the defendant was exonerated. Here are the transcripts of the...

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Long way home  by Lynn N. Austin

Long way home

Lynn N. Austin

Book

"Peggy Serrano couldn't wait for her best friend to come home from the war. But the Jimmy Barnett who returns is much different from the Jimmy who left, changed so drastically by his experience that he can barely function. When he attempts the unthinkable...

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Secrets  by Fern Michaels

Secrets

Fern Michaels

Book

"Every antique tells a story. Cullen and Luna Bodman learned that through their parents' furniture business. Now, with their restoration shop and café, they often find themselves at the center of those stories, unraveling mysteries for their clients....

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The latecomer  by Jean Hanff Korelitz

The latecomer

Jean Hanff Korelitz

Book

"The Oppenheimer triplets have been reared with every advantage: wealth, education, and the determined attention of at least one of their parents. But neither Harrison (the smart one), Lewyn (the weird one) nor Sally (the girl) suspects the devastating...

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The boardwalk bookshop  by Susan Mallery

The boardwalk bookshop

Susan Mallery

Book

"Bree, Mikki, and Ashley have opened a Boardwalk Bookshop and is business is thriving. Their personal lives - not so much. Bree has put walls around her wounded heart, but Ashley's brother might be able to break them down. Mikki is rebounding from di...

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A rip through time  by Kelley Armstrong

A rip through time

Kelley Armstrong

Book

"May 20, 2019: Homicide detective Mallory is in Edinburgh to be with her dying grandmother. While out on a jog one evening, Mallory hears a woman in distress. She's drawn to an alley, where she is attacked and loses consciousness... May 20, 1869: Hou...

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Nightwork  by Nora Roberts

Nightwork

Nora Roberts

Book

"Harry Booth started stealing at nine to keep a roof over his ailing mother's head, slipping into luxurious, empty homes at night to find items he could trade for precious cash. When his mother finally succumbed to cancer, he left Chicago - but kept up...

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The island  by Adrian McKinty

The island

Adrian McKinty

Book

"After moving from a small country town to Seattle, Heather Baxter marries Tom, a widowed doctor with a young son and teenage daughter. A working vacation overseas seems like the perfect way to bring the new family together, but once they're deep in ...

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Deep dive  by Ron Walters

Deep dive

Ron Walters

Book

"Still reeling from the failure of his last project, videogame developer Peter Banuk is working hard to ensure his next game doesn't meet the same fate. He desperately needs a win, not only to save his struggling company, but to justify the time he's...

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