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Murder at the university by Faith Martin

Murder at the university

Faith Martin

eAudiobook

MEET DI HILLARY GREENE, A POLICE WOMAN WITH A THIRST FOR JUSTICE AND A CAREER ON THE ROCKS A pretty French student is found dead in her room at an exclusive Oxford college. Everyone thinks it is another tragic case of accidental drug overdose. But Detective...

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It starts with us by Colleen Hoover

It starts with us

Colleen Hoover

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Before It Ends with Us, it started with Atlas. Colleen Hoover tells fan favourite Atlas's side of the story and shares what comes next in this long-anticipated sequel to the #1 Sunday Times bestseller It Ends with Us Lily and her ex-husband, Ryle, have just...

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The spaceship in the stone by Igor (Science fiction writer) Nikolic

The spaceship in the stone

Igor (Science fiction writer) Nikol...

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Michael Freeman is a disabled veteran who had just been fired from his mind-numbing cubicle job, which allowed his opportunistic girlfriend to dump him. Now, he only wants to spend some time at his grandfather's mountain cabin so he can unwind, away from the...

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Hester by Laurie Lico Albanese

Hester

Laurie Lico Albanese

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A vivid reimagining of the woman who inspired Hester Prynne, the tragic heroine of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, and a journey into the enduring legacy of New England's witchcraft trials. Who is the real Hester Prynne? Isobel Gamble is a young...

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Miss Morton and the English house party murder by Catherine Lloyd

Miss Morton and the English house party murder

Catherine Lloyd

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Catherine Lloyd, author of the critically acclaimed Kurland St. Mary mysteries debuts with the first book in a new series set in Regency England,where circumstances compel one Lady Caroline Morton to become a lady's companion whose duties will soon entail...

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The satsuma complex by Bob Mortimer

The satsuma complex

Bob Mortimer

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"Funny, clever and sweet ... there is a lot of Mortimer's ridiculousness"--Sunday Times'The much loved comic proves adept at noirish fiction in a debut whose surrealist humour sets it apart' - ObserverMy name is Gary. I'm a thirty-year-old legal assistant with...

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Murder in the meadow by Faith Martin

Murder in the meadow

Faith Martin

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Looking for a brilliant best-selling murder mystery with a feisty female detective? Meet DI HILLARY GREENE, a policewoman struggling to save her career and catch criminals. Wayne Sutton is found dead by a stream in a beautiful meadow. His head has been bashed...

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Blackstone Fell by Martin Edwards

Blackstone Fell

Martin Edwards

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Rachel Savernake investigates bizarre crimes and a baffling locked-room puzzle in this Gothic mystery from the winner of the CWA Diamond Dagger. Yorkshire, 1606. A man vanishes from a locked gatehouse in a remote village. 300 years later, it happens again....

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Official secrets by Andrew Raymond

Official secrets

Andrew Raymond

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After a devastating political assassination, two journalists stand between the truth and a conspiracy that will shock the world. Tom Novak and Stella Mitchell are covering the aftermath of a chilling terror attack on the British Prime Minister and the US...

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Cleopatra and Frankenstein by Coco Mellors

Cleopatra and Frankenstein

Coco Mellors

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For readers of Modern Lovers and Conversations with Friends, an addictive, humorous, and poignant debut novel about the shock waves caused by one couple's impulsive marriage. 'A tender, devastating and funny exploration of love and friendship and the yearning...

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Children of fallen gods by Carissa Broadbent

Children of fallen gods

Carissa Broadbent

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Mother of death & dawn by Carissa Broadbent

Mother of death & dawn

Carissa Broadbent

eAudiobook

Tell me, little butterfly, what would you do for love? In the wake of a crushing defeat, Tisaanah and Maxatarius have been ripped apart. Tisaanah is desperate to rescue Max from his imprisonment, even as her people's fight for freedom grows more treacherous....

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Daughter of no worlds by Carissa Broadbent

Daughter of no worlds

Carissa Broadbent

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The passenger by Cormac McCarthy

The passenger

Cormac McCarthy

eAudiobook

THE TOP TEN BESTSELLER'[McCarthy] writes prose as clean as a bullet cutting through the air and constructs tales as compelling as any you will read' - TelegraphA SUNKEN JET. NINE PASSENGERS. A MISSING BODY. The Passenger is the story of a salvage diver,...

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Falls boys by Penelope Douglas

Falls boys

Penelope Douglas

eAudiobook

AroHawken Trent. So polite. So sweet. Such an upstanding young man. A virgin, too, I hear. He never gets naughty with a girl. Probably because Jesus told him not to. And now here he is, trying to be the hero by protecting another girl from me. He calls me a...

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Murder in the family by Faith Martin

Murder in the family

Faith Martin

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Looking for a brilliant best-selling murder mystery with a feisty female detective? Then meet DI HILLARY GREENE, a policewoman struggling to save her career and catch criminals. 15-year-old Billy Davies is found dead in his father's shed with a pair of...

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Murder of the bride by Faith Martin

Murder of the bride

Faith Martin

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DI Hillary Greene is called out to attend a suspicious death at Three Oaks Farm in the picturesque village of Steeple Barton. The large farmhouse is filled with music and revellers, but when she steps into the farm's cowshed, Hillary finds a dead bride....

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Mad honey by Jodi Picoult

Mad honey

Jodi Picoult

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Olivia fled her abusive marriage to return to her hometown and take over the family beekeeping business when her son Asher was six. Now, impossibly, her baby is six feet tall and in his last year of high school, a kind, good-looking, popular ice hockey star...

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The island of missing trees by Elif Shafak

The island of missing trees

Elif Shafak

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Two teenagers, a Greek Cypriot and a Turkish Cypriot, meet at a taverna on the island they both call home. The taverna is the only place that Kostas and Defne can meet in secret, hidden beneath the blackened beams from which hang garlands of garlic and chilli...

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Stone blind by Natalie Haynes

Stone blind

Natalie Haynes

Audio CD

"'So to mortal men, we are monsters. Because of our flight, our strength. They fear us, so they call us monsters.' Medusa is the sole mortal in a family of gods. Growing up with her Gorgon sisters, she begins to realise that she is the only one who experiences...

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The Passenger by Cormac McCarthy

The Passenger

Cormac McCarthy

Audio CD

"1980, Pass Christian, Mississippi. It is three in the morning when Bobby Western zips the jacket of his wetsuit and plunges from the boat deck into darkness. His dive light illuminates the sunken jet, nine bodies still buckled in their seats, hair floating,...

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So long, Chester Wheeler by Catherine Ryan Hyde

So long, Chester Wheeler

Catherine Ryan Hyde

Audio CD

"Lewis Madigan is young, gay, out of work and getting antsy when he's roped into providing end-of-life care for his insufferable homophobic neighbour, Chester Wheeler. Lewis doesn't need the aggravation, just the money. The only requirements: run errands, be...

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Emma by Fiona McArthur

Emma

Fiona McArthur

Audio CD

"Loving mother and midwife. Emma's family has always lived in beautiful Lyrebird Lake and she's built a wonderful life for herself and her little daughter. Living the dream, working in midwifery ... hiding from the possible destruction that hangs over her...

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Retribution by Sarah Barrie

Retribution

Sarah Barrie

Audio CD

"Ace hacker, ex-prostitute, Jack Daniels drinker and part-time vigilante Lexi Winter is now working with the police, with a new enemy in her sights and an old foe on her mind. Most probationary constables would baulk at chasing a drug dealer into a train...

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Lucy by the sea by Elizabeth Strout

Lucy by the sea

Elizabeth Strout

Audio CD

"With her trademark spare, crystalline prose, Elizabeth Strout once again turns her exquisitely-tuned eye to the inner workings of the human heart, this time following the indomitable heroine of My Name Is Lucy Barton and Oh William! through the early days of...

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Cursed by Marissa Meyer

Cursed

Marissa Meyer

Audio CD

"Serilda and Gild cannot break the curses that tether their spirits to Adalheid's haunted castle. There they remain trapped for eternity. On the night of the Endless Moon, the Erlking means to capture one of the seven gods and so be reunited with his lover,...

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Storm tide by Wilbur A. Smith

Storm tide

Wilbur A. Smith

Audio CD

"1774. Rob Courtney has spent his whole life in a quiet trading outpost on the east coast of Africa, dreaming of a life of adventure at sea. When his grandfather Jim dies, Rob takes his chance and stows away on a ship as it sails to England, with only the...

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Deception by Lesley Pearse

Deception

Lesley Pearse

Audio CD

"What happens when the person closest to you has led a life of deception? After the funeral of her mother, Sally, Alice Kent is approached by a man named Angus Tweedy. He claims to be her father and tells her that he served time in prison for marrying Sally...

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Bamburgh by L. J. Ross

Bamburgh

L. J. Ross

Audio CD

"When a cantankerous old woman dies at her home in the sleepy, picturesque village of Bamburgh, DCI Ryan doesn't think much of it - except, that is, for the small matter of it having been his wife who happened to find her body. Then another body turns up...

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The noose of a new moon by Helen Harper

The noose of a new moon

Helen Harper

eAudiobook

Devereau Webb is in uncharted territory. He thought he knew what he was doing when he chose to enter London's supernatural society but he's quickly discovering that his new status isn't welcome to everyone. He's lived through hard times before and he's no...

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The fall by Rachael Blok

The fall

Rachael Blok

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The sins of the past echo in the present in the new literary thriller from rising star of crime fiction, Rachael Blok. The wind is cold this high up. The man shouts out, but nobody hears. The cathedral roof has caught his fall, but it will not hold him for...

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A million kisses in your lifetime by Monica Murphy

A million kisses in your lifetime

Monica Murphy

eAudiobook

New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy takes you back to the Lancaster Prep world with a sizzling enemies-to-lovers, new adult romance. Wren Beaumont is many things. Beautiful. Smart. Sweet. Innocent. At Lancaster Prep, the girls love her. They all...

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The cat who caught a killer by L.T Shearer

The cat who caught a killer

L.T Shearer

Audio CD

"Meet Conrad the cat. You've never met a detective like him before. Neither has Lulu Lewis when he walks into her life one summer's day. Mourning the recent death of her husband, the former police detective had expected a gentle retirement, quietly enjoying...

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Graveyard of empires by Scott Mariani

Graveyard of empires

Scott Mariani

Audio CD

To his many thousands of fans, ex-SAS officer Ben Hope stands tall as a hero, a warrior, a protector of the innocent, a defender of those in need, relentless in his pursuit of those who exploit or do evil to others. But Ben Hope is also a man with flaws and...

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Suicide Thursday by Will (Detective fiction writer) author. Carver

Suicide Thursday

Will (Detective fiction writer) author....

Audio CD

"Eli Hagin can't finish anything. He hates his job, but can't seem to quit. He doesn't want to be with his girlfriend, but doesn't know how end things with her, either. Eli wants to write a novel, but he's never taken a story beyond the first chapter. Eli...

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Death at the auction by E.C Bateman

Death at the auction

E.C Bateman

Audio CD

"When her auctioneer father falls and breaks his leg, Felicia Grant is forced to step up to the lectern at their biggest Saturday sale. But as her gavel falls on the final lot, and the body of her father's rival reveals he's met his final end, Felicia is swept...

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The cruise by Catherine Cooper

The cruise

Catherine Cooper

Audio CD

"A glamorous ship During a New Year's Eve party on a large, luxurious cruise ship in the Caribbean, the ship's dancer, Lola, goes missing. Everyone on board has something to hide Two weeks later, the ship is out of service, laid up far from land with no more...

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The rising tide by Ann Cleeves

The rising tide

Ann Cleeves

Audio CD

"Fifty years ago, a group of teenagers spent a weekend on Holy Island, forging a bond that has lasted a lifetime. Now, they still return every five years to celebrate their friendship, and remember the friend they lost to the rising waters of the causeway at...

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Missing by K. L. (Kim L.) Slater

Missing

K. L. (Kim L.) Slater

Audio CD

"I know who took my daughter. Only his mother can help me ... My little girl's room is dark. Her bed is empty. I turn on her unicorn nightlight and bury my face in her pillow, my heart breaking. I know who did this. His name is Samuel Barlow. He has pale...

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Princess of souls by Alexandra Christo

Princess of souls

Alexandra Christo

Audio CD

For 16 years, Selestra has been trapped in her tower on the Floating Mountain, preparing to take her mother's place as the King's Witch, who foretells deaths in the Festival of Predictions. Outrunning your fate earns a wish and the chance to steal the King's...

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Instant karma by David Michie

Instant karma

David Michie

Audio CD

"'Imagine if karma went instant?' said Anton. 'How crazy would that be?' What if we all woke one day to discover that every act of generosity was followed, soon after, by an unexpected windfall? If theft or betrayal led to rapid calamity? Within minutes, the...

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Cradle of thorns by Josephine Cox

Cradle of thorns

Josephine Cox

Audio CD

"Nell Reece has never known her mother, and her father's burden of guilt about his wife has kept him cowed for years, working as a common labourer on his sister's farm. For all her aunt's spiteful attempts to break Nell's independent spirit, she has never...

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The Empire by Michael Ball

The Empire

Michael Ball

Audio CD

"Welcome to The Empire theatre. 1922. When Jack Treadwell arrives at The Empire, in the middle of a rehearsal, he is instantly mesmerised. But amid the glitz and glamour, he soon learns that the true magic of the theatre lies in its cast of characters - both...

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The love algorithm by Claudia Carroll

The love algorithm

Claudia Carroll

Audio CD

"Iris lives by numbers. The only thing missing from her perfectly calibrated life is a partner - and not for lack of trying. After decades of disappointment, Iris practically has a PhD in online dating. But something still eludes her: that unquantifiable...

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The butterfly collector by Tea Cooper

The butterfly collector

Tea Cooper

Audio CD

"1868, Morpeth. Theodora Breckenridge, still in mourning after the loss of her parents and brother at sea, is more interested in working quietly on her art at the family's country estate than she is finding a husband in Sydney society. Theodora seeks to...

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The zero night by Brian Freeman

The zero night

Brian Freeman

Audio CD

"Attorney Gavin Webster says he paid 100,000 dollars in ransom money to the men who kidnapped his wife. Now they've disappeared with the cash, and she's still missing. Gavin claims to be desperate to find her--but Stride discovers that the lawyer had plenty of...

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The twisted ones by T. Kingfisher

The twisted ones

T. Kingfisher

Audio CD

"When Mouse's dad asks her to clean out her dead grandmother's house, she says yes. After all, how bad could it be? Answer: pretty bad. Grandma was a hoarder, and her house is stuffed with useless rubbish. That would be horrific enough, but there's more -...

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The wisteria tree cottage by Holly (Novelist) Martin

The wisteria tree cottage

Holly (Novelist) Martin

Audio CD

"Meadow has only ever loved one man - the very gorgeous Bear Brookfield. Ever since they were children she's dreamed of marrying him under the green canopy of Wishing Wood. But when a teenage kiss that held such promise was followed by a series of...

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Salt lick by Lulu Allison

Salt lick

Lulu Allison

Audio CD

"Britain is awash, the sea creeps into the land, brambles and forest swamp derelict towns. Food production has moved overseas and people are forced to move to the cities for work. The countryside is empty. A chorus, the herd voice of feral cows, wander this...

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The sandman by Mark Dawson

The sandman

Mark Dawson

Audio CD

"When an inmate is found unresponsive in his high security cell at Belmarsh prison, he's rushed to hospital for treatment. The prisoner is human trafficker and international fixer Tristan Huxley, a man a lot of people have good reason to want dead. But Huxley...

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Seeing other people by Diana Reid

Seeing other people

Diana Reid

Audio CD

"Charlie's skin was stinging. Not with heat or sweat, but with that intense, body-defining self-consciousness - that sense of being watched. She lowered her eyes from Eleanor's loving gaze. Her throat taut with tears, she swallowed. 'You're a good sister,...

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Tear it down by Nicholas Petrie

Tear it down

Nicholas Petrie

Audio CD

"Iraq war veteran Peter Ash is restless in the home he shares with June Cassidy in Washington State. June knows Peter needs to be on the move, so she sends him to Memphis to help her friend Wanda Wyatt, a photographer and war correspondent who's been receiving...

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The Tin Nose Shop by Don J. Snyder

The Tin Nose Shop

Don J. Snyder

Audio CD

"Young artist Sam Burke is spared death by firing squad on the battlefields of France and brought to a remote castle by the Irish Sea. At the 'Tin Nose Shop' he is tasked with creating intricate masks to hide the mutilated faces of his fellow soldiers from the...

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One fatal secret by Jane Isaac

One fatal secret

Jane Isaac

Audio CD

"Nicole Jameson has always been proud of her husband, Ethan. He's built a successful career in finance, and his employers, the Harrisons, treat them like family. They're a firm who look after their own, and even gave a loan to the company chauffeur, Conrad, to...

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The partner track by Helen Wan

The partner track

Helen Wan

Audio CD

"Ingrid Yung's life is full of firsts. A first-generation Chinese American, the first lawyer in her family, she's about to collect the holy grail of "firsts" and become the first minority woman to make partner at the venerable old law firm Parsons Valentine &...

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The path of thorns by Angela Slatter

The path of thorns

Angela Slatter

Audio CD

"Asher Todd comes to live with the mysterious Morwood family as a governess to their children. Asher knows little about being a governess but she is skilled in botany and herbcraft, and perhaps more than that. And she has secrets of her own, dark and terrible...

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Red warning by Matthew Quirk

Red warning

Matthew Quirk

Audio CD

"CIA agent Sam Hudson has been hunting Konstantin, a Russian deep cover operative responsible for numerous murders on US and UK soil, for years - and he finally thinks he's picked up his trail in Geneva. But just as Sam is about to get vital intelligence, his...

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Rolling the dice by Stephanie Harte

Rolling the dice

Stephanie Harte

Audio CD

"Finn McCaskill feels like he's hit the jackpot when he lands a security job at London City Airport handling pallet loads of cash. Old friend Paul Best sees a lucrative opportunity and can't let it pass them by. Lola Marshall hoped moving to London would help...

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Miss Morton and the English house party murder by Catherine Lloyd

Miss Morton and the English house party murder

Catherine Lloyd

Audio CD

"The options for the penniless daughter of a deceased Earl are few indeed in Regency England. So, following the suspicious death of her father, the Earl of Morton, and the discovery that she and her much younger sister have been left without income or home,...

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Murder in Williamstown by Kerry Greenwood

Murder in Williamstown

Kerry Greenwood

Audio CD

"When the redoubtable Miss Phryne Fisher receives threatening letters at her home, she enlists the unflappable apprentice Tinker to investigate. But as the harassment of Phryne threatens to spin out of control, her lover, Lin Chung is also targeted. Meanwhile,...

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Not exactly what I had in mind by Kate Brook

Not exactly what I had in mind

Kate Brook

Audio CD

"Hazel and Alfie have just moved in together as flatmates. They've also just slept together, which was either a catastrophic mistake, or the best decision of their lives. Before they can decide, Hazel's sister Emily and her wife Daria arrive for a visit,...

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On the first day of Christmas by Faith Hogan

On the first day of Christmas

Faith Hogan

Audio CD

"When Liv Latimer says goodbye to her colleagues and finishes work for the holidays, she's looking forward to a Christmas to remember with her boyfriend Eddie. But before she makes it home, her phone rings, calling her back into work. And Liv is faced with a...

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The house on Rockaway Beach by Emma Burstall

The house on Rockaway Beach

Emma Burstall

Audio CD

"When their grandmother leaves them her house in her will, sisters Sophie and Celia return to Rockaway, but they cannot agree on anything. It seems they will never see eye to eye, until Sophie makes a chance discovery which will make her question everything."...

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The husband diet by Nancy Barone

The husband diet

Nancy Barone

Audio CD

"Erica Cantelli feels weighed down and it's nothing to do with the extra pounds she's trying to lose. Juggling a successful career to juggle with two children and a deadweight husband, most days can feel she's biting off more than she can chew.In fact...

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Lightlark by Alex Aster

Lightlark

Alex Aster

Audio CD

"Every 100 years, the island of Lightlark appears to host the Centennial, a deadly game that only the rulers of six realms are invited to play. The invitation is a summons - a call to embrace victory and ruin, baubles and blood. The Centennial offers the six...

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The Medici murders by David Hewson

The Medici murders

David Hewson

Audio CD

"When a well-known British TV historian, Marmaduke Godolphin, is found murdered in the canals of Venice during carnival, stabbed by a stiletto blade, the Venetian police are eager to have the case solved and cleared up within a day - murder is bad for tourism!...

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The Goldenacre by Philip Miller

The Goldenacre

Philip Miller

Audio CD

"The Goldenacre - a masterpiece by the painter and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh - has been given to the people of Scotland. The beautiful canvas, the last work by the artistic genius, enthrals the art world, but behind it lies a dark and violent...

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Hester by Laurie Lico Albanese

Hester

Laurie Lico Albanese

Audio CD

"A vivid reimagining of the woman who inspired Hester Prynne, the tragic heroine of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. When Isobel Gamble sets sail for the New World in the early 1800s with her husband Edward, she hopes it will be a fresh start for them...

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Day's end by Garry Disher

Day's end

Garry Disher

Audio CD

"Hirsch's rural beat is wide. Daybreak to day's end, dirt roads and dust. Every problem that besets small towns and isolated properties, from unlicensed driving to arson. In the time of the virus, Hirsch is seeing stresses heightened and social divisions...

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Glitterati by Oliver K. Langmead

Glitterati

Oliver K. Langmead

Audio CD

"Simone is one of the Glitterati, the elite living lives of luxury and leisure. Slave to the ever-changing tides - and brutal judgements - of fashion, he is immaculate. To be anything else is to be unfashionable, and no one wants to be unfashionable, or even...

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Blackstone Fell by Martin Edwards

Blackstone Fell

Martin Edwards

Audio CD

"Yorkshire, 1606. A man vanishes from a locked gatehouse in a remote village. 300 years later, it happens again. Autumn 1930. Journalist Nell Fagan knows there's only one person who can get to the bottom of this mystery: Rachael Savernake. But someone wants...

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The bone road by Natasha Solomons

The bone road

Natasha Solomons

Audio CD

"When two bodies wash up on a river bank in the Balkans, Simo Subotic is called in to investigate. It soon becomes clear that their deaths were the result of torture not seen since the Bosnian War. Meanwhile, after a drug bust prematurely ends the Tour de...

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Broad River Station by Fleur McDonald

Broad River Station

Fleur McDonald

Audio CD

"Mia, a newly graduated constable, on her first post is assigned to Broad River, a small country town. And as certain as she is about her ability to do the job, on day one she's already in conflict with colleagues who believe that women shouldn't be coppers....

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The carnival is over by Greg Woodland

The carnival is over

Greg Woodland

Audio CD

"1971. Hal is seventeen, with dreams of escaping from Moorabool to a life in the city. But right now he's on a good behaviour bond and stuck in a job he hates, paying off the car he 'borrowed' and crashed. Hal's packing-room job makes him a target for...

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Acts of service by Lillian Fishman

Acts of service

Lillian Fishman

Audio CD

"If sex is a truth-teller, Eve - a young, queer woman in Brooklyn - is looking for answers. On an evening when she is feeling particularly impulsive, she posts some nude photos of herself online. This is how Eve meets Olivia, and through Olivia, the...

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After Paris by Nicole Kennedy

After Paris

Nicole Kennedy

Audio CD

"Alice, Nina and Jules have been best friends for twenty years. They met in Paris and return there once a year, to relive their youth, leave the troubles of home behind, and indulge in each other's friendship and warmth. But this year, aged thirty-nine, the...

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Beautiful by Danielle Steel

Beautiful

Danielle Steel

Audio CD

"Veronique Vincent is a star. At age 22, she is one of the most sought-after models in fashion, gracing the covers of magazines and walking the runways of haute couture shows across the globe. Yet, despite being the consummate professional, Veronique wants...

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1989 by Val McDermid

1989

Val McDermid

Audio CD

"It's 1989 and Allie Burns is back. Older and maybe wiser, she's running the northern news operation of the Sunday Globe, chafing at losing her role in investigative journalism and at the descent into the gutter of the UK tabloid media. But there's plenty to...

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Ghost in the machine by Ed (Fiction writer) James

Ghost in the machine

Ed (Fiction writer) James

Audio CD

"With a messy divorce behind her, Caroline Adamson's future is finally looking up. But after her mutilated body is found, police think Caroline's ex-husband is the main suspect. When one murder becomes three, Edinburgh faces up to the fact that it might have a...

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The long weekend by Fiona Palmer

The long weekend

Fiona Palmer

Audio CD

Coming together for a writing workshop with bestselling author Jan Goldstein, four strangers converge upon a luxury forest retreat. But along with their notepads and laptops, each of the participants has brought some emotional baggage. Beth is a solo parent...

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Blood & ink by Brett Adams

Blood & ink

Brett Adams

Audio CD

US exchange student Hieronymus Beck is Professor Jack Griffen's biggest fan. Why else would he inveigle himself into the English Literature course that Jack is running; or devote so much time to chatting with Jack after hours about the anatomy of crime...

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The hanging wood by Martin Edwards

The hanging wood

Martin Edwards

Audio CD

Twenty years after her brother Callum mysteriously vanished, Orla Payne is still haunted by his disappearance. The case was closed after her uncle's suicide - the police believed he killed himself in the Hanging Wood out of guilt over murdering the boy, even...

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Silver wishes by Anna Jacobs

Silver wishes

Anna Jacobs

Audio CD

Lancashire, 1897. As the country celebrates Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee, a new community is forming on the banks of a lake in the Pennines. 'Jubilee Lake' will bring employment to the local villagers, and pleasure to holidaymakers from across the county -...

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Winter's daughter by Valerie Wood

Winter's daughter

Valerie Wood

Audio CD

Hull, 1856. The wealthy Ripley family have always looked out for the poor of Hull - particularly those who have no roof over their heads, save for a cellar below ground where they shelter from the elements. One dark winter's night, during a torrential storm,...

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Sisters at war by Ros Rendle

Sisters at war

Ros Rendle

Audio CD

England, 1913. Eighteen-year-old Rose Strong has loved childhood friend Michael Redfern for as long as she can remember. However, believing that Michael loves her beautiful but aloof younger sister, Delphi, Rose vows to keep her feelings hidden. When war...

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Where there's a will by June Francis

Where there's a will

June Francis

Audio CD

Despite being part of the large O'Donnell family Milly has felt alone in the world since her father went missing in the Irish Civil War. Now, ten years later she is forced to flee her home and journey to Liverpool seeking a better future for herself. There she...

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The psychopath by Andrew Edwards

The psychopath

Andrew Edwards

Audio CD

Eventually Leighton stops lecturing me, probably just to catch his breath. After our last encounter I can take it a bit better and am feeling more robust. I even manage to look at the artery increasingly protruding and pulsing in his neck as he spits venom at...

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The furies by Mandy Beaumont

The furies

Mandy Beaumont

Audio CD

Cynthia was just about to turn sixteen when the unthinkable happened. Her mother was taken away by the police, and her father left without a word three months later. After that night, Cynthia began to walk in slow circles outside the family home, looking for...

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Merrily ever after by Cathy Bramley

Merrily ever after

Cathy Bramley

Audio CD

Merry has always wanted a family to spend Christmas with, and this year her dream comes true as she says 'I do' to father-of-two Cole. But as she juggles her rapidly-growing business, wedding planning and the two new children in her life, her dream begins to...

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Skelton's guide to blazing corpses by David Stafford

Skelton's guide to blazing corpses

David Stafford

Audio CD

It is November 5th, Guy Fawkes Night, 1930. Bonfires are blazing, rockets burst. In a country lane, revellers discover a car that has been set on fire. At first they assume that this is the work of vandals taking the Guy Fawkes spirit a little too far, then...

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Blood on the Siberian snow by C. J. author. Farrington

Blood on the Siberian snow

C. J. author. Farrington

Audio CD

Winter has come early to the tiny Siberian village of Roslazny, but for Olga Pushkin, aspiring writer and Railway Engineer (Second Class), it only makes leaving harder. Olga is being forced overseas by her jealous superior, and now faces two years in exile...

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The glassmaker's daughter by Catherine Cookson

The glassmaker's daughter

Catherine Cookson

Audio CD

Annabella LaGrange was the only child of a wealthy family, owners of a glassworks in the North-East of England. When Annabella was seven, she thought the world a delightful place to live in, and only occasionally wondered why her parents never took her beyond...

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Homecoming by Isabel Ashdown

Homecoming

Isabel Ashdown

Audio CD

Security, a sparkling sea view and the best kind of neighbours - The Starlings gated community has it all. Here, doors are left open, children run free, and at the heart of it all is the entrepreneurial Gold Family, who first dreamed up this aspirational...

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The boss by Caz. author. Finlay

The boss

Caz. author. Finlay

Audio CD

"He's out for blood. After a stint inside, notorious gangster Nathan Conlon is back. He says he's a changed man, but old habits die hard on Liverpool's gritty streets. He'll stop at nothing to reclaim his formidable criminal empire - and his long-suffering...

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Dalziel and Pascoe hunt the Christmas killer & other stories by Reginald Hill

Dalziel and Pascoe hunt the Christmas killer & other stories

Reginald Hill

Audio CD

"A vicar nailed to a tree in Yorkshire. The theft of a priceless artefact during a fire. A detective forced to tell the truth for 24 hours. A body hidden in a basement. From the restless streets of London to the wilds of the Lake District, displaying all his...

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The hiker by M. J. Ford

The hiker

M. J. Ford

Audio CD

"Missing. Presumed. Murdered. When Gemma Kline is reported missing after setting off on a solo hike in the remote Pennines, her sister, Sarah, is dumbfounded. How can someone disappear without a trace? Travelling to the isolated town where Gemma was last seen,...

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On the edge of darkness by Barbara Erskine

On the edge of darkness

Barbara Erskine

Audio CD

"Adam Craig is 14 when he meets Brid near an isolated Celtic stone in the wild Scottish Highlands - he is fascinated by her. They become friends, and, in time, passionate lovers. She leads him, unsuspecting, into the sixth century, where she has mastered the...

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The twelve topsy-turvy, very messy days of Christmas by James Patterson

The twelve topsy-turvy, very messy days of Christmas

James Patterson

Audio CD

It's mid-December and for the fifth year in a row, there is little sign of the festive season in the Sullivan family's home in south London. That is until a mysterious someone starts sending strange gifts to widower Henry and his two children. Before they know...

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Titans of war by Wilbur A. Smith

Titans of war

Wilbur A. Smith

Audio CD

For over 50 years Egypt has known nothing but war and devastation at the hands of the Hyksos, a bloodthirsty barbarian people from the distant east. Times are desperate, but throughout the conflict, a brave resistance fights on under the great Taita, a slave...

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The forgotten bookshop in Paris by Daisy Wood

The forgotten bookshop in Paris

Daisy Wood

Audio CD

Paris, 1940. War is closing in on the city of love. With his wife forced into hiding, Jacques must stand by and watch as the Nazis take away everything he holds dear. Everything except his last beacon of hope - his beloved bookshop, La Page Cachě. But when a...

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