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The sound of one hand clapping  by Richard Flanagan

The sound of one hand clapping

Richard Flanagan

"In the winter of 1954, in a construction camp in the remote Tasmanian highlands, when Sonja Buloh was three years old and her father was drinking too much, Sonja's mother walked into a blizzard never to return. Some thirty-five years later, when Sonja visits...

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Death of a river guide  by Richard Flanagan

Death of a river guide

Richard Flanagan

"Beneath a waterfall on the Franklin, Aljaz Cosini, river guide, lies drowning. Beset by visions at once horrible and fabulous, he relives not just his own life but that of his family and forebears. In the rainforest waters that rush over him he sees those...

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The song rising  by Samantha Shannon

The song rising

Samantha Shannon

"Following a bloody battle against foes on every side, Paige Mahoney has risen to the dangerous position of Underqueen, ruling over London's criminal population. But, having turned her back on Jaxon Hall and with vengeful enemies still at large, the task of...

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Two years eight months and twenty-eight nights  by Salman Rushdie

Two years eight months and twenty-eight nights

Salman Rushdie

"In the near future, after a storm strikes New York City, the strangenesses begin. A gardener finds that his feet no longer touch the ground. A graphic novelist awakens to a mysterious entity that resembles his own creation. A baby identifies corruption with...

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Dissolution  by C. J. Sansom

Dissolution

C. J. Sansom

"It is 1537 and Thomas Cromwell has ordered that all monastries should be dissolved. Cromwell's Comissioner is found dead, his head severed from his body. Dr Shardlake is sent to uncover the truth behind what has happened. His investigation forces him to...

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Hell Bay  by Kate Rhodes

Hell Bay

Kate Rhodes

"DI Ben Kitto needs a second chance. After ten years working for the murder squad in London, his work partner's suicide has left him grief-stricken and responsible for her wayward dog, Shadow. He's tried to resign from his job, but his boss has persuaded him...

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Guilt  by Jussi Adler-Olsen

Guilt

Jussi Adler-Olsen

"1987. Nete Rosen thought she'd put her traumatic youth behind her. Her caring foster parents and loving husband helped her start again. However, when a man from her past reappears one night, Nete's new life could be shattered. But she won't be drawn back into...

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Guernica  by Dave Boling

Guernica

Dave Boling

"In 1935, Miguel Navarro finds himself in conflict with the Spanish Civil Guard and flees the Basque fishing village of Lekeitio to make a new start in Guernica, the centre of Basque culture and tradition. Once there, he finds more than just a new life - he...

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Among the lemon trees  by Nadia Marks

Among the lemon trees

Nadia Marks

"Anna thought her marriage to Max would last forever. Having raised two happy children together, she looked forward to growing old with the man she loved. But when a revelation from her husband just before their wedding anniversary shakes her entire world,...

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Hellfire  by Karin Fossum

Hellfire

Karin Fossum

"A mother and child are found dead in an old caravan on a remote piece of land. There is a bloody footprint at the scene. Meanwhile, another mother confesses to her son that he is adopted. The man who abandoned them, now the focus of the boy's obsession, is...

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Swordspoint  by Ellen Kushner

Swordspoint

Ellen Kushner

"On the treacherous streets of Riverside, a man lives and dies by the sword. Even the nobles on the Hill turn to duels to settle their disputes. Within this elite, dangerous world, Richard St Vier is the undisputed master, as skilled as he is ruthless - until...

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Robert Ludlum's The patriot attack  by Kyle Mills

Robert Ludlum's The patriot attack

Kyle Mills

An attack on a Japanese warship brings Japan and China to the brink of war. Meanwhile, top Covert-One operative Colonel Jon Smith is sent on a mission to recover mysterious material from the wreckage of the Fukushima nuclear reactor. When Smith fails to...

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Robert Ludlum's the Geneva strategy  by Jamie Freveletti

Robert Ludlum's the Geneva strategy

Jamie Freveletti

"On one evening in Washington, DC, several high-ranking members of government disappear in a mass kidnapping. Among the kidnapped is Nick Rendel, a computer software coding expert in charge of drone programming and strategy. If his dangerous knowledge is...

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The man with no face  by Peter May

The man with no face

Peter May

"Winter, 1979. Scottish reporter Colin Bannerman is sent to Brussels to write a series of articles about the Common Market. His editor asks him to stay at the home of a newspaper colleague for the duration of his visit. Bannerman dislikes the man Slater...

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Angela Carter's book of wayward girls and wicked women

Angela Carter's book of wayward girls and wicked women

"This bestselling collection of stories extols the female virtues of discontent, sexual disruptiveness and bad manners All have one thing in common: the wish to restore adventuresses and revolutionaries to their rightful position as models for all women....

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Revival  by Stephen King

Revival

Stephen King

"In a small New England town over half a century ago, a boy is playing with his new toy soldiers in the dirt in front of his house when a shadow falls over him. He looks up to see a striking man, the new minister, Jamie learns later, who with his beautiful...

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Bad Little Falls  by Paul Doiron

Bad Little Falls

Paul Doiron

"Maine game warden Mike Bowditch has been sent into exile, transferred by his superiors to a remote outpost on the Canadian border. When a blizzard descends on the coast, Bowditch is called to the rustic cabin of a terrified couple. A raving and halffrozen man...

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Quarantine  by Jim Crace

Quarantine

Jim Crace

"Under an endless and unforgiving sky, five travellers venture into the Judean wilderness in search of redemption. Instead, amidst the barren rocks, they are met by a dangerous man, Musa, and fall under his dark influence. As the unforgiving days and bitter...

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Mischief nights are murder  by Libby (Mystery author) Klein

Mischief nights are murder

Libby (Mystery author) Klein

"Poppy is none too pleased when her B&B is coerced into participating in the Cape May Haunted Dinners Tour during Halloween season. Though her knack for finding dead bodies has given the place a spooky reputation, the Murder House is a completely undeserved...

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Antique auctions are murder  by Libby (Mystery author) Klein

Antique auctions are murder

Libby (Mystery author) Klein

"When vintage items go up for auction, gluten-free baker and B&B owner Poppy McAllister discovers some people will pay the ultimate price... It's peak summer season at the Butterfly House Bed and Breakfast in Cape May, with tourists fluttering in and out and...

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Beauty expos are murder  by Libby (Mystery author) Klein

Beauty expos are murder

Libby (Mystery author) Klein

"While selling her paleo muffins and keto cookies at the Health and Beauty Expo, gluten-free baker Poppy McAllister must sift through the clues to unmask a killer when a prominent cosmetic surgeon is murdered right after revealing his breakthrough anti-aging...

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Rain breaks no bones  by Barbara J. (Novelist) Taylor

Rain breaks no bones

Barbara J. (Novelist) Taylor

"EVERYBODY HAS SECRETS. EVEN THE DEAD. Fifty-year-old Violet has had a good life. The love of an honest man. The joys of motherhood. Yet, even in 1955, her heart still aches over the death of her sister more than four decades earlier. Lately, Violet can't help...

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Ex-wife  by Ursula Parrott

Ex-wife

Ursula Parrott

"It's 1924, and Peter and Patricia have what looks to be a very modern marriage. Both drink. Both smoke. Both work, Patricia as a head copywriter at a major department store. When it comes to sex with other people, both believe in 'the honesty policy.' Until...

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The underhanded  by Adam Sikes

The underhanded

Adam Sikes

"Europe's last line of defense against neofascism-a history professor? Professor William Dresden has found solitude in the south of France to grapple with his troubled past-a neglected upbringing, failed romances, the recent demolition of his life's work in...

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Storming heaven  by Miles Cameron

Storming heaven

Miles Cameron

"A scribe, a warlord, a dancer, a mute insect and a child should have no chance against the might of the bickering gods and their cruel games. But the gods themselves are old, addicted to their own games of power, and now their fates may lie in the hands of...

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A part of me  by Vivien (Novelist) Brown

A part of me

Vivien (Novelist) Brown

"A widow in her sixties, Geraldine is financially secure, happy, and about to marry her second husband, William. She's come a long way from being a motherless fourteen-year-old giving a baby up for adoption--but over the decades, she's made a special effort to...

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Sufferance  by Charles Palliser

Sufferance

Charles Palliser

"When his nation is invaded and occupied by a brutal enemy, a man persuades his wife that they should give temporary shelter to a young girl who is at school with their daughter. He has no idea that the girl belongs to a community against whom the invader...

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Breaststrokes  by Margaux Vialleron

Breaststrokes

Margaux Vialleron

"A novel on consent told in five acts over the course of one weekend. Cloe and Gertrude and the Jenkins-Bell sisters, Mathilde and Sarah, have never met. They are strangers who share a city. It is Sunday morning. Cloe has woken-up in someone else's home;...

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The story of Edgar Sawtelle  by David Wroblewski

The story of Edgar Sawtelle

David Wroblewski

"When his beloved father mysteriously dies, Edgar Sawtelle blames himself, if only because his muteness left him unable to summon help. Grief-stricken and bewildered by his mother's affair with her dead husband's brother, Edgar's world unravels one spring...

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The van  by Roddy Doyle

The van

Roddy Doyle

"Jimmy Rabbitte Sr. is unemployed, spending his days alone and miserable. When his best friend, Bimbo, also gets laid off, they keep busy by being miserable together. Things seem to look up when they buy a decrepit fish-and-chip van and go into business,...

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The woman who walked into doors  by Roddy Doyle

The woman who walked into doors

Roddy Doyle

"'He loved me and he beat me. I loved him and I took it. It's as simple as that.' Paula Spencer is thirty-nine, a mother of four and learning to live without Charlo, her violent, abusive husband. Paula's started drinking more and dreaming more, taking herself...

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The snapper  by Roddy Doyle

The snapper

Roddy Doyle

"Meet the Rabbitte family, motley bunch of loveable ne'er-do-wells whose everyday purgatory is rich with hangovers, dogshit and dirty dishes. When the older sister announces her pregnancy, the family are forced to rally together and discover the strangeness of...

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The Gentleman Burglar  by Sam Siciliano

The Gentleman Burglar

Sam Siciliano

"A daring crossover of Sherlock Holmes and his criminal adversity: Arsene Lupin, the Gentleman Burglar. These superb sleuths will solve intricate riddles and journey across France and beyond to uncover the long-lost treasure of the House of Bourbon. Sherlock...

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The Venus of Salo  by Ben Pastor

The Venus of Salo

Ben Pastor

"October 1944, in the Republic of Salo, a German puppet state in the north of Italy and the last fascist stronghold in the country. After months of ferocious fighting on the Gothic Line, Colonel Martin Bora of the Wehrmacht is handed a new, red-hot case....

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The bootlegger's daughter  by Nadine Nettmann

The bootlegger's daughter

Nadine Nettmann

"It's 1927. Letty Hart's father is long gone, but his old winery provides a meager wage and a legal livelihood for selling sacramental wine. But when that contract goes bust, Letty stumbles upon a desperate option: her father's hidden cellar-and enough liquor...

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Murder at the allotment  by Julie Wassmer

Murder at the allotment

Julie Wassmer

"Pearl's tiny garden of Eden is transformed into a battlefield when the out of towners come to Whitstable... Pearl Nolan's coastal allotment has always been a quiet haven - somewhere for her to relax and cultivate special ingredients for her restaurant, The...

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The death of Downton Tabby  by Mandy Morton

The death of Downton Tabby

Mandy Morton

"Hettie and Tilly, of The No. 2 Feline Detective Agency, are asked to run security at a prestigious local literary festival. When one of the most popular authors fails to turn up, his body is discovered in a secluded part of the festival grounds, and now...

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Mrs. Roosevelt's confidante  by Susan Elia MacNeal

Mrs. Roosevelt's confidante

Susan Elia MacNeal

"Maggie Hope, travels across the pond to America, where a looming scandal poses a grave threat to the White House and the Allied cause. December 1941. Soon after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Winston Churchill arrives in Washington, D.C., along with special...

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Body count  by Barbara Nadel

Body count

Barbara Nadel

"A half-decapitated corpse in the poor multicultural district of Tarlabaşi in İstanbul poses a particularly frustrating and gruesome mystery to Inspectors İkmen and Süleyman."--Provided by publisher.

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Deadline  by Barbara Nadel

Deadline

Barbara Nadel

"When Inspector Cetin Ikmen is invited to a murder mystery evening at Istanbul's famous Pera Palas Hotel he finds himself embroiled in a deadly game of life imitating art. Halfway through the evening, one of the actors is found actually dead in the room where...

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Dead of night  by Barbara Nadel

Dead of night

Barbara Nadel

"Inspectors Cetin Ikmen and Mehmet Suleyman from Istanbul are sent to a policing conference in Detroit, but little can prepare them for the corruption that lies at its heart. When Ezekial Goins, an elderly man of Turkish descent approaches them to crack the...

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A noble killing  by Barbara Nadel

A noble killing

Barbara Nadel

"In Turkey a girl is found burnt to death in what appears to be an honor killing and further investigations by Inspector Ikmen finds that she had a boyfriend who has now dissappeared and that there are other links with gangsters, religion, and organized...

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Death by design  by Barbara Nadel

Death by design

Barbara Nadel

"When the Istanbul police raid a counterfeit goods factory in the run-down district of Tarlabasi, a man with explosives strapped to his chest blows himself up. In the process, Istanbul's Inpsector Cetin Ikmen is injured. Documents found in the factory lead the...

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Deadly web  by Barbara Nadel

Deadly web

Barbara Nadel

"A naked teenage girl is found dead near the beautiful Byzantine Yoros Castle in Turkey. She has stabbed herself through the heart but there is evidence of bizarre sexual practice. In another part of Istanbul, a young boy seems to have committed suicide in...

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Belshazzar's daughter  by Barbara Nadel

Belshazzar's daughter

Barbara Nadel

"When an elderly man is murdered in Istanbul's decrepit Jewish quarter, it seems frighteningly likely the motive is racial. Inspector Cetin Ikmen, husband of Fatma, father of eight and the son of an Albanian mother whose reputed gift of second sight gave...

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A chemical prison  by Barbara Nadel

A chemical prison

Barbara Nadel

"Inspector Cetin Ikmen and forensic pathologist Arto Sarkissian have been friends since childhood, and their work together in Istanbul's criminal justice system has only served to cement their friendship. When they're both called to a flat to investigate the...

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Harem  by Barbara Nadel

Harem

Barbara Nadel

"The body of a teenage girl is discovered in a cistern deep below the city of Istanbul. For the Turkish police force's most idiosyncratic and talented officer, Cetin Ikmen, this is a difficult case. The girl was his daughter's friend and her attire, that of a...

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Beneath a crescent shadow  by A. L. Sowards

Beneath a crescent shadow

A. L. Sowards

"A devastating battle claimed the lives of Konstantin's father, uncle, and most of their Serb army, leaving him to rule as a vassal of the Ottoman sultan, a role he is wholly unprepared for. Between war, famine, and a persistent band of brigands, Konstantin is...

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Robert Ludlum's The Ares decision  by Kyle Mills

Robert Ludlum's The Ares decision

Kyle Mills

"When a U.S. Special Forces team is wiped out by a group of normally peaceful farmers in Uganda, Covert-One operative Jon Smith is sent to investigate. Video of the attack shows even women and children possessing almost supernatural speed and strength,...

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To love the brooding baron  by Jentry Flint

To love the brooding baron

Jentry Flint

"Opposites attract and sparks fly when the vivacious Arabella falls for a baron who lives under the shadow of a scandalous family secret. 1815, London Arabella Latham is a free spirit who longs to feel the spark of true love, but few men can match her passion...

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The takedown  by Evie (Thriller writer) Hunter

The takedown

Evie (Thriller writer) Hunter

"A woman scorned... On board the superyacht Perseus, moored in the glamorous harbour in Antibes, Freya Addison is settling into her new role as hostess. The other crew members all like Freya, she is calm and diligent and a hard worker, but what they don't know...

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1356  by Bernard Cornwell

1356

Bernard Cornwell

"The Hundred Years War rages on and the bloodiest battles are yet to be fought. Across France, towns are closing their gates, the crops are burning and the country stands alert to danger. The English army, victorious at the Battle of Crecy and led by the Black...

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The Boleyn inheritance  by Philippa Gregory

The Boleyn inheritance

Philippa Gregory

"Three women who share one fate: The Boleyn Inheritance. Anne of Cleves: She runs from her tiny country, her hateful mother, and her abusive brother to a throne whose last three occupants are dead. King Henry VIII, her new husband, instantly dislikes her....

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Love, or nearest offer  by Adèle Geras

Love, or nearest offer

Adèle Geras

"What if your estate agent could find you not just your perfect house, but your perfect job, your perfect partner ... your perfect new life? On paper, Iris Atkins is an estate agent, but she's not just good at finding suitable houses for her clients. In fact,...

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Before the fact  by Francis Iles

Before the fact

Francis Iles

"Before the Fact tells the tale of wealthy but plain Lina McLaidlaw, who marries the charming and feckless Johnny Aysgarth against the advice of her father. Lina is certain she can change him for the better, until she is forced to acknowledge that he is a...

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Finger lickin fifteen  by Janet Evanovich

Finger lickin fifteen

Janet Evanovich

"Stephanie Plum's tempting mentor Ranger has come to her for help. Someone is trying to destroy his security company from the inside, and he wants her to investigate. On top of that, Stephanie's colleague has just seen two men decapitate a celebrity chef and...

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Devil in profile  by Kimberly G. Giarratano

Devil in profile

Kimberly G. Giarratano

"Unlicensed P.I. Billie Levine is trying to bank some extra cash, so she picks up hours working as a process server for another investigative firm. Mindless and mostly 9 to 5, Billie is content to simply hand over court documents until during a routine...

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Bespelled  by Laura Thalassa

Bespelled

Laura Thalassa

"No one told witch Selene Bowers having a soul mate would be so difficult. Nor did they warn her that he might be a vengeful, ancient sorcerer who would frame her for murder, force her to remember a past life he swears she lived, and then coerce her into an...

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The unretirement  by Penny (Novelist) Mirren

The unretirement

Penny (Novelist) Mirren

"Meet foodie Maggie Lawford. After spending her retirement travelling the world, she's home again - and ready for a new adventure. When Maggie's daughter, Hannah, takes her to visit their favourite local restaurant, Maggie is heartbroken to find the place...

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Death Valley duel  by Scott Graham

Death Valley duel

Scott Graham

"When archaeologist Chuck Bender makes a stunning discovery of a century-old crime, he believes it may be related to a series of deadly accidents plaguing the Whitney to Death 150, the world's toughest ultra trail-running race. While Chuck's teenage...

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Love game  by Emma Rae

Love game

Emma Rae

"Elle's love language is food. But finding the right kind of work in her industry is difficult. After multiple different stints and temporary work, she lands her dream role: a personal chef to huge tennis star, Nicky Salco. It's just a bonus that he's handsome...

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The main character  by Jaclyn Goldis

The main character

Jaclyn Goldis

"A bestselling thriller author arranges a luxury train trip that is not what it appears to be ... Reclusive, mysterious author Ginevra Ex is famous for her unusual approach to crafting her big bestselling thrillers: she hires real people and conducts intensive...

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The vintage flower van on Love Heart Lane  by Christie Barlow

The vintage flower van on Love Heart Lane

Christie Barlow

"Flowers are Florrie Appleton's life, so when her beloved Aunt Ada passes, and she's swiftly issued with an eviction notice and told to vacate Rose Cottage, shutter her Vintage Flower Van business, and leave behind Ada's gorgeous gardens, she's devastated. But...

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Behind a closed door  by J. D. (Jonathan Dylan) Barker

Behind a closed door

J. D. (Jonathan Dylan) Barker

"Sugar & Spice is the latest app craze taking the world by storm, but for Abby and Brendan Hollander, downloading it leads to a dangerous game of life and death. When the app assigns them a series of increasingly taboo tasks, they soon find themselves caught...

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Long time gone  by Charlie Donlea

Long time gone

Charlie Donlea

"On the first day of an elite two-year fellowship under the renowned Chief Medical Officer Dr. Livia Cutty, Sloan Hastings receives a research assignment in the emerging field of forensic genealogy. It's the exciting, rapidly evolving science behind the recent...

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Un amor  by Sara Mesa

Un amor

Sara Mesa

"On the heels of a cryptic mistake, Nat arrives in La Escapa, an arid rural village in Spain's interior. She settles into a small, shabby house with cheap rent to begin work on her first literary translation, with a skittish and ill-tempered dog--a gift from...

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Hold back the night by Jessica Moor

Hold back the night

Jessica Moor

"March 2020. Annie is alone in her house as the world shuts down, only the ghosts of her memories for company. But then she receives a phone call which plunges her deeper into the past. 1959. Annie and Rita are student nurses at Fairlie Hall mental hospital....

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Fool me twice  by Benjamin Stevenson

Fool me twice

Benjamin Stevenson

"Find Us: There is a small yellow backpack, contents strewn around it, abandoned on a suburban footpath. There are the tracks of tyres coming to an end at a crippled stop sign. Anyone walking past can feel the prickle on the back of their necks that tells them...

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The wives of Halcyon  by Eirinie (Novelist) Lapidaki

The wives of Halcyon

Eirinie (Novelist) Lapidaki

"Three women controlled by one man - their charismatic husband Elijah, leader of their cult who dictates every aspect of life in the remote Scottish settlement of Halcyon. But cracks have begun to form in the community's idyllic facade, and Elijah's...

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Birdeye  by Judith (Writer/Lecturer) Heneghan

Birdeye

Judith (Writer/Lecturer) Heneghan

"Birdeye shows us what the hippy dream looks like fifty years on, when the secrets which were masked by free spirit and a determined nonconformism force their way to the surface. Liv Ferrars is 67 years old and has lived a full life. Her twin daughters, Mary...

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Henry Henry  by Allen Bratton

Henry Henry

Allen Bratton

"It's London, 2014, and Hal Lancaster, son and heir of Henry, Duke of Lancaster, is in a holding pattern: his mother is dead, his father is dying or remarrying or both, his siblings are fighting, his internship is pointless, and nobody will leave him alone....

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Bad habit  by Alana S. (Historian) Portero

Bad habit

Alana S. (Historian) Portero

"An unnamed young trans woman grows up in a working-class suburb that has no place for her. She discovers community and kinship in downtown Madrid, amid a dazzling party scene animated by charming junkies, glamorous pop divas, and fallen angels. With each step...

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Last seen  by Anna Smith

Last seen

Anna Smith

"Life has changed for Private Investigator Billie Carlson. After years of chasing down every lead possible, she's finally found her son, Lucas, and brought him safely home to Glasgow. One afternoon, Billie gets a call from an unknown number. The man on the end...

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In our stars  by Jack (Naval officer) Campbell

In our stars

Jack (Naval officer) Campbell

"Earth, 2180. Genetically engineered with partly-alien DNA, Lieutenant Selene Genji is different than ordinary humans. And they hate her for it. Still, she's spent her life trying to overcome society's prejudice by serving in the Unified Fleet as Earth's...

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The big book of cyberpunk. Volume two

The big book of cyberpunk. Volume two

"This is volume two of two of a genre-defining-and redefining collection of fiction's boldest, most rebellious, and most prescient genre, featuring a smorgasbord of stories from all over the globe. Jared Shurin brings together over a hundred stories from more...

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Fight me  by Austin Grossman

Fight me

Austin Grossman

"Dr. Rick Tower is a mild-mannered English professor easing into middle-age at a medium-sized New England college. A genial blur, he thinks. Even his vices are unremarkable. But it wasn't always like this. Not until they changed his name, altered his looks and...

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Three burials  by Anders Lustgarten

Three burials

Anders Lustgarten

"Meet Cherry, a bandit queen on the run, driving a pink soft-top convertible through the badlands of South-East England. She's never felt more Thelma & Louise in her life - except there are three of them in the car and one of them is dead. How did a head nurse...

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Love at first flight  by Jo (Romance fiction writer) Watson

Love at first flight

Jo (Romance fiction writer) Watson

"After four months of only speaking over intercom, when air-traffic controller Pippa Edwards finally meets pilot Andrew Boyce-Jones face-to-face, they discover they've got much more in common than simply working at the same airport. In fact . . . they both...

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Providence  by Craig Willse

Providence

Craig Willse

"Mark Lausson has everything he thought he wanted: a coveted job at elite Sawyer College in Ohio. But at the start of his second year, stuck in a small town with deadlines piling up and paychecks falling short, Mark can already feel the fantasy crumbling. And...

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Lost ark dreaming  by Suyi Davies Okungbowa

Lost ark dreaming

Suyi Davies Okungbowa

"Off the coast of West Africa, decades after the dangerous rise of the Atlantic Ocean, the region's survivors live inside five partially submerged, kilometers-high towers originally created as a playground for the wealthy. Now the towers' most affluent rule...

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The last hope  by Susan Elia MacNeal

The last hope

Susan Elia MacNeal

"British Intelligence has ordered Maggie to assassinate Werner Heisenberg, the physicist who may deliver a world-ending fission bomb for Germany: she's shaken by the assignment. An assassination is unlike anything she's ever done. How can the Allies even be...

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Sentenced to murder  by Sue Minix

Sentenced to murder

Sue Minix

"Just as Jen sits down to start writing her next murder mystery novel, she stumbles across a chilling real-life case: a man who claims he's been wrongly convicted for murder. Time is running out for Jaylon as he needs a kidney transplant to save his life,...

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The Borrowdale body  by Rebecca Tope

The Borrowdale body

Rebecca Tope

"Two days before an auction of the contents of High Gates House in Borrowdale, Christopher Henderson bumps into Jennifer Reade, the heir to the entire estate, and the expected recipient of the proceeds of the house clearance sale. She discovers a dead man in...

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The owl cries  by Hye-yŏng P'yŏn

The owl cries

Hye-yŏng P'yŏn

"A slow-burning noir thriller with a touch of horror and the uncanny. A disappearance. A lawyer asking questions, investigating. And a vast forest in the mountains--the western woods--where the trees huddle close together and emanate a crushing darkness, while...

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The golem of Hollywood  by Jonathan Kellerman

The golem of Hollywood

Jonathan Kellerman

"Detective Jacob Lev has awakened dazed and confused: it appears he picked up a woman the night before, but can't remember anything about it. And then suddenly, she's gone. Not long after, he's dispatched to a murder scene in a house in the Hollywood hills....

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The love department  by Ally Bunbury

The love department

Ally Bunbury

"Immy Brooks, personal shopper at Shillington's luxury department store in Dublin, has a gift for knowing what people want, even before they do. The countdown to Christmas is on and Immy is busier than ever, even going the extra mile to pair up the perfect...

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The deadly spark  by Roxie (Crime writer) Key

The deadly spark

Roxie (Crime writer) Key

"Deadly fires are lighting up Brighton, and the latest case is alarmingly close to home for DC Eve Starling... The blaze was deliberately set, and a mother and daughter didn't make it out of the smoke. Eve's investigation takes her deep into her own...

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The alchemist's secret  by Scott Mariani

The alchemist's secret

Scott Mariani

"Where there's Hope there's trouble! Ben Hope lives on the edge. A former elite member of the SAS, Ben is tortured by a tragedy from his past and now devotes his life to finding kidnapped children. But when Ben is recruited to locate an ancient manuscript...

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We were the universe  by Kimberly King Parsons

We were the universe

Kimberly King Parsons

"The trip was supposed to be fun. When Kit's best friend gets dumped by his boyfriend, he begs her to ditch her family responsibilities for an idyllic weekend in the Montana mountains. They'll soak in hot springs, then sneak a vape into a dive bar and drink...

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At the Grand Glacier Hotel  by Laurence Fearnley

At the Grand Glacier Hotel

Laurence Fearnley

"Following a disastrous family holiday, Libby and Curtis make a promise: If they ever visit the West Coast of the South Island again, it will be to stay at the majestic Grand Glacier Hotel. Twenty years later, Libby is recovering from cancer and the couple...

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Hope to die  by Lawrence Block

Hope to die

Lawrence Block

"Byrne and Susan Hollander stroll home from a concert on a fine summer's evening in New York. Some hours later, their daughter Kristin arrives home to discover her parents brutally killed and the house ransacked. She also finds herself a very young...

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Locked in pursuit  by Ashley Weaver

Locked in pursuit

Ashley Weaver

"Safecracker Ellie McDonnell hasn't seen Major Ramsey - her handsome but aloof handler in the British government - since their tumultuous mission together three months before, but when she hears about a suspicious robbery in London she feels compelled to...

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A refiner's fire  by Donna Leon

A refiner's fire

Donna Leon

"When two teenage gangs are arrested after clashing violently in one of Venice's campi, the son of a local hero is implicated. But when Commissario Guido Brunetti is asked by a wealthy foreigner to vet this man, Dario Monforte, for a job, he discovers that he...

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Eruption  by Michael Crichton

Eruption

Michael Crichton

"A once-in-a-century volcanic eruption is about to destroy the Big Island of Hawaii. But a decades-old military secret could turn the volcano into something even more terrifying... Now it's up to a handful of brave individuals to save the island - and the...

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So sure of death  by Dana Stabenow

So sure of death

Dana Stabenow

"Alaska State Trooper Liam Campbell is all at sea. He's been demoted and exiled to Newenham, an ice-bound bush town in the middle of nowhere, where he's taken up residence in a leaky old gill-netter on the bay. Newenham is small, but Liam Campbell is quickly...

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The winter long  by Seanan McGuire

The winter long

Seanan McGuire

"Toby thought she understood her own past; she thought she knew the score. She was wrong. It's time to learn the truth."--Provided by publisher.

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Six motives for murder  by Frances Brody

Six motives for murder

Frances Brody

"Yorkshire, 1969. Nell Lewis is four months into her new role as governor of HMP Brackerley when the prison takes on a catering contract for Brackerley village's wedding of the year. Almost all the female inmates are delighted to be involved in the...

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The gentleman's gambit  by Evie Dunmore

The gentleman's gambit

Evie Dunmore

"Bookish suffragist Catriona Campbell is busy: An ailing estate, academic writer's block, and a tense time for England's women's rights campaign--the last thing she needs is to be stuck playing host to her father's distractingly attractive young colleague....

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The king  by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The king

Jennifer L. Armentrout

"As Caden and Brighton's attraction grows despite the odds stacked against a happily ever after, they must work together to stop an Ancient fae from releasing the Queen, who wants nothing more than to see Caden become the evil Prince once feared by fae and...

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Stand on Zanzibar  by John Brunner

Stand on Zanzibar

John Brunner

"Originally published in 1968, Stand on Zanzibar was a breakthrough in science fiction storytelling technique, and a prophetic look at a dystopian 2010 that remains compelling today. Corporations have usurped democracy, ubiquitous information technology...

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