Auckland Libraries: Large print fiction new titles

New titles

Ngā Taitara hōu

Large print fiction

No one saw it coming by Susan Lewis

No one saw it coming

Susan Lewis

"Hanna's world is crumbling. An unimaginable crime has been committed, and everyone's looking for someone to blame. Her loved ones are under suspicion. Now Hanna must work out who is threatening her family - before it's too late." -- Publisher.

The porcelain maker by Sarah Freethy

The porcelain maker

Sarah Freethy

"Germany, 1929. When Max, a Jewish architect, and Bettina, a beautiful and celebrated German avant-garde artist, meet at a party their attraction is instant. In love with each other and the art they create, their talent transports them to the dazzling lights...

The scent of betrayal by David Donachie

The scent of betrayal

David Donachie

"This historical narrative recounts the fifth adventure of Harry Ludlow, privateer, and his brother James. They find themselves undertaking hazardous journeys in their attempt to solve the mystery of an abandoned ship and a brutal murder." -- Publisher.

Speak of the devil by Rose Wilding

Speak of the devil

Rose Wilding

"Seven women stand in shock in a seedy hotel room; a man's severed head sits in the centre of the floor. Each of the women - the wife, the teenager, the ex, the journalist, the colleague, the friend, and the woman who raised him - has a very good reason to...

Fair Rosaline by Natasha Solomons

Fair Rosaline

Natasha Solomons

"Was the greatest ever love story a lie? The first time Romeo Montague sees young Rosaline Capulet he falls instantly in love. Rosaline, headstrong and independent, is unsure of Romeo's attentions but with her father determined that she join a convent, this...

Forever at Conwenna Cove by Darcie Boleyn

Forever at Conwenna Cove

Darcie Boleyn

"Following heartbreak, Zoe Russell found a haven in Conwenna Cove. As the owner of the village diner and a volunteer for the local greyhound sanctuary, she's happy with her peaceful life. Local surfer Nate Bryson plans to leave Conwenna and see the world. He...

I did it for us by Alison Bruce

I did it for us

Alison Bruce

"Emily's instincts tell her that Joanne's new boyfriend is bad news. Emily fears for Joanne. Fears for Joanne's children. But Joanne won't listen because she's in love. So Emily watches, and waits - and then she makes a choice. But Emily has a past, and...

The lost dressmaker of Paris by Sue Fortin

The lost dressmaker of Paris

Sue Fortin

"When Darcie purchases several old suitcases at auction that had been abandoned in a railway station locker, she doesn't know what to expect. The first is disappointing but as she opens the second, she discovers rare and beautiful dresses from the 1940s,...

Murder by invitation only by Colleen Cambridge

Murder by invitation only

Colleen Cambridge

"In this engaging historical mystery, Agatha Christie's ever-capable housekeeper, Phyllida Bright, not only keeps the celebrated author's English country home in tip-top shape, she excels as an amateur sleuth. But when a murder-themed game goes awry, can she...

Clover Cottage by Christie Barlow

Clover Cottage

Christie Barlow

"When vet Rory Scott inherits ramshackle Clover Cottage in the quaint village of Heartcross, Allie MacDonald just knows this is their happy ever after. A place to call home with the man she loves - it's her dream come true! Until Rory drops a bombshell. He...

The Dartmoor girl by Tania Anne Crosse

The Dartmoor girl

Tania Anne Crosse

"Dartmoor, 1952. When fifteen-year-old Lily Hayes loses her mother, she finds herself at a crossroads: go to a children's home or leave the bright lights of London to live with her estranged father in the wilds of Dartmoor. Lily moves from London to Dartmoor...

The daughter of Paradiso by Francesca Scanacapra

The daughter of Paradiso

Francesca Scanacapra

"Italy, 1963. Graziella Bianchi returns to Paradiso, barely able to believe she has been gifted her childhood home by an old friend. The beautiful house has fallen into a state of disrepair, but Graziella is determined to restore it to its former glory....

The dead of winter by Nicola Upson

The dead of winter

Nicola Upson

"December 1938, and storm clouds hover once again over Europe. Josephine Tey and Archie Penrose gather with friends for a Cornish Christmas, but two strange and brutal deaths on St Michael's Mount - and the unexpected arrival of a world famous film star, in...

Death in Irish accents by C. E. (Catie E.) Murphy

Death in Irish accents

C. E. (Catie E.) Murphy

"After a long streak of avoiding murder investigations, Dublin limo driver Megan Malone thought her life had finally settled - but even her Irish luck can't keep her out of trouble forever." -- Publisher.

The cameraman by Matthew Kneale

The cameraman

Matthew Kneale

"Former cinema camera director Julius Sewell journeys across Europe with his family to his sister's wedding in Rome. But this will be an unusual road trip. For one thing, Julius has been in an institution and has only just been released from mental hospital to...

The code breaker's secret by Catherine Law

The code breaker's secret

Catherine Law

Kent, 1939. Eliza is to be married to Nicholas, her companion since she was a child. But when the pair are involved in a car crash, Eliza is rescued by a stranger, Lewis Harper, whose stunning green eyes she will never forget. As the war begins, Eliza's world...

The French girl by Catherine Law

The French girl

Catherine Law

London, the Blitz. Cousins Nell and Sylvie grow up quickly during the early days of rationing, blackouts, and the arrival of RAF planes in the skies. But even as the war rages on around them, the competition and jealousy between the two battles on. When the...

Sarah's choice by Rosie Clarke

Sarah's choice

Rosie Clarke

Hampshire, 1913. Amidst the glitz and glamour of England's High Society, Sarah Trenwith is more of a wallflower living in the shadow of her beautiful sister Marianne. But as the war approaches Sarah will have to step out of the place society and her family...

The pilot's girl by Fenella-Jane Miller

The pilot's girl

Fenella-Jane Miller

As war rages, Barbara Sinclair is desperate to escape her unhappy home life. And with the threat of German bombs ever present, Barbara reluctantly agrees to marry John, her childhood friend, who is leaving to join the RAF. But an encounter with Alex Everton, a...

Wedding for the pilot's girl by Fenella-Jane Miller

Wedding for the pilot's girl

Fenella-Jane Miller

Will her secret destroy her chance at happiness? The phony war is over and Hitler is beginning his rampage through Europe. But back home Barbara Sinclair has troubles of her own. With her wedding to Spitfire Pilot Alex Everton imminent, Barbara is worried...

Death of a suffragette by Anita Davison

Death of a suffragette

Anita Davison

1903 London is bustling and glamorous. With troubling secrets simmering and worrying signs of war Flora Maguire must solve a deadly mystery which leads right to the heart of the corridors of power. Flora Maguire has escaped the country to enjoy some time in...

The safe house by Lynda Stacey

The safe house

Lynda Stacey

No place left to run... After the shocking events of last Christmas, Jess Croft is determined this festive season will be the one to remember, for all the right reasons. But when a stranger turns up on her doorstep claiming to be her estranged father, Jess is...

Happily-ever-after at the Dog and Duck by Jill Steeples

Happily-ever-after at the Dog and Duck

Jill Steeples

Life in Little Leyton is never quiet, and when handsome developer Max and his bride-to-be Ellie receive some sad news, he decides to whisk her away for a romantic break. The time away gives Ellie a new perspective, and she's eager to get home to get on with...

How not to murder your ex by Katie Marsh

How not to murder your ex

Katie Marsh

It is 5:30 am on Clio's forty-fifth birthday and her hated ex is lying dead on her doorstep. Even worse, this is no accident. Someone's killed him... When single mum Clio's ex Gary turns up dead on the doorstep of her caravan - the one she's been forced to...

The bad boy by Gillian Godden

The bad boy

Gillian Godden

The Lambrianus are back, and they are badder than ever. Born with a silver spoon in his mouth, Adam Lambrianu understands only too well the fearsome family legacy he's inherited. He only wants to make his family proud, but as a renowned playboy and bad boy he...

Time to take a chance by Debbie Howells

Time to take a chance

Debbie Howells

There's an inner strength buried somewhere inside of you, Lizzie. When you find it, it will change your life forever. I wish with all my heart that I was going to be here to see it, but of course here lies the irony: it's only when I've gone that you'll...

The village bake off by Judy Leigh

The village bake off

Judy Leigh

Now in his seventies, Robert Parkin is stunned to find himself the unlikely sex symbol of the village gardening club. Living in happy solitude with his cat Isaac Mewton in the Devon village of Millbrook, entertained by his mischievous chickens and goats,...

Trouble in Texas by Barb Han

Trouble in Texas

Barb Han

Wherever she goes... Trouble is sure to follow. Rancher Darren Pierce never imagined he'd see Reese Hayes again after all their years apart... especially not bound, gagged and bleeding on his Texas land. Busy raising his daughters, the widowed rancher knows he...

One steamy night by Brenda (Brenda Streater) author. Jackson

One steamy night

Brenda (Brenda Streater) author. Ja...

Two can play the game of seduction. But after one night together, the rules are about to change... Westmoreland family friend Jaxon Ravnel is in Wyoming to consummate his fiery attraction to Nadia Novak. But unbeknownst to him, Nadia has her own plan for...

Tempted by the Bollywood star by Sophia Singh Sasson

Tempted by the Bollywood star

Sophia Singh Sasson

She once turned her back on love... Now she's risking everything for a second chance. Bollywood star Saira Sethi fell hard and fast for producer Mia Strome... only to end their fling to protect her traditional public image. Now she's got new opportunities in...

The lady behind the masquerade by Diane Gaston

The lady behind the masquerade

Diane Gaston

The ton's newest member is not all she seems... Diplomat Marcus Wolfdon can't forget the alluring woman he met in Paris - nor the passionate night they shared, and the fact that she pickpocketed his money and disappeared! A year later Wolf meets Juliana again,...

Too scandalous for the earl by Helen Dickson

Too scandalous for the earl

Helen Dickson

From disastrous meeting... To explosive attraction! A Cranford Estate Siblings story. With her reputation ruined, Tilly must leave London! Only her escape to Devon leads to a series of encounters with the insufferable yet dangerously handsome Lucas, Earl of...

The gentleman's cinderella bride by Carol Arens

The gentleman's cinderella bride

Carol Arens

Protecting a penniless widow. With a marriage in name only!When Andrew Benton discovers his brother has cheated Clara Albright out of her wealth, and that she's now almost destitute, he feels obliged to offer the only thing he can - marriage. Having sworn...

A laird without a past by Jeanine Englert

A laird without a past

Jeanine Englert

His past is forgotten... Can a mysterious healer unlock his future? Part of Secrets of Clan Cameron. When Royce wakes with no memories, suddenly blind, his situation seems dire. The only thing he remembers is being attacked by shadowy figures... but not the...

Dead man's hand by B. J. author. Daniels

Dead man's hand

B. J. author. Daniels

If he wants her love. He might have to show his hand. DJ Diamond's partnership with Sadie Montclair is purely professional. But when a high-stakes poker game DJ organized turns violent, Sadie refuses to leave his side. Hiding out in a snowbound cabin gives...

Best man with benefits by Sophie Pembroke

Best man with benefits

Sophie Pembroke

Rules are made to be broken... Right? Bridesmaid Nell and best man Alex must find dates for the wedding of the decade or be forced to attend together! They ignore the simmering tension they've been avoiding for years - until dating disasters lead them to...

Pregnant princess at the altar by Karin Baine

Pregnant princess at the altar

Karin Baine

A red carpet scandal... A shocking proposal! Princess Gaia cannot afford to bring further dishonour to her family - so she's keeping her pregnancy a secret! But when she meets movie star Niccolo at a premiere, the frisson of attraction between them causes a...

Royal mum for the duke's daughter by Jennifer Faye

Royal mum for the duke's daughter

Jennifer Faye

A ready-made family... for the Princess? In this Princesses of Rydiania story, Princess Beatrix knows that widower Rez, Duke of Kaspar, has turned away from high society life to raise his daughter. But she needs his help to dispel the vicious rumours circling...

Back in the Greek tycoon's world by Justine Lewis

Back in the Greek tycoon's world

Justine Lewis

Can these star-crossed lovers... ever be reunited? Archaeologist Rose is thrilled to be working on a dig on Paxos - until she discovers the land belongs to her ex, sinfully sexy businessman Alessandro! But as they rekindle their passion under the scorching...

His housekeeper's twin baby confession by Abby Green

His housekeeper's twin baby confession

Abby Green

An Argentinian affair... changes their lives for ever! After a harrowing marriage, housekeeper Carrie has vowed she'll never fall for another man - and never reveal her hidden desire for her boss Massimo. But then their chemistry ignites! Accompanying Massimo...

Awakened on her royal wedding night by Dani Collins

Awakened on her royal wedding night

Dani Collins

Swept away to the palace. To become his bride! Having dived into the ocean to escape a man, model Claudine Bergqvist washes up at Prince Felipe's feet. She's never felt the searing heat that flashes between them before. But she hardly expects Felipe to propose...

A ring to claim her crown by Amanda Cinelli

A ring to claim her crown

Amanda Cinelli

What will she choose? Her duty or her heart? Princess Minerva is set to inherit the crown of the small kingdom of Arqaleta. First, though, she must marry. A ripple of shock goes through her to see one completely off-limits candidate amongst her suitors:...

The billionaire's accidental legacy by Milly Adams

The billionaire's accidental legacy

Milly Adams

Their one night... only raises the stakes! Poker pro Jessie Hargreave's future depends on the riskiest game of her life. And playboy billionaire Ewan Kincaid has just gone all in! Winning Ewan's Scottish Highlands estate is astounding to Jessie. But it's their...

The princess who stole his heart by Julie Danvers

The princess who stole his heart

Julie Danvers

From paradise fling... to royal revelation! When doctor Princess Danielle takes a fellowship in the Caribbean, she's swept off her feet by a bronzed god - cardiologist Cade. But her title is a secret... and a relationship with Cade strictly forbidden! Cade has...

The maid married to the billionaire by Lynne Graham

The maid married to the billionaire

Lynne Graham

From runaway to housekeeper... to the Italian's wife! When Enzo stops to help with a broken-down car, he's shocked by his discovery. Skye is frightened, on the run, and with tiny siblings in tow. Enzo's honour dictates he offer them all sanctuary and Skye a...

Unveiled as the Italian's bride by Cathy Williams

Unveiled as the Italian's bride

Cathy Williams

Who will join the CEO... at the altar in Venice? Billionaire Dante's priorities are his business's success and his daughter's happiness. But then the uncle who gave him everything makes it his dying wish to see Dante married. And there's only one person Dante...

Impossible heir for the king by Natalie Anderson

Impossible heir for the king

Natalie Anderson

A royal blunder... with a nine-month consequence! Unwilling to inflict his crown on anyone else, King Niko doesn't want a wife. But then he learns of a medical mix-up. A woman he's never met is carrying his child! And there's only one way to legitimise his...

The boss's forbidden assistant by Clare (Romance novelist) author. Connelly

The boss's forbidden assistant

Clare (Romance novelist) author. Co...

Two weeks on his island. Two weeks to resist temptation! Ever since a tragic loss, Brazilian billionaire Salvador da Rocha has retreated to his private island, vowing not to love again. When he's forced to hire a temporary assistant he's convinced Harper...

South African escape to heal her by Becky Wicks

South African escape to heal her

Becky Wicks

She isn't looking for love... until she meets him! GP Kaya has dreamed of visiting South Africa, her mother's homeland. Now, after a recent trauma, it seems the perfect escape. Kaya's mesmerised by the landscape - but she's even more stunned by her boss,...

The brooding doc and the single mum by Louisa Heaton

The brooding doc and the single mum

Louisa Heaton

Greenbeck Village GPs: Making a new family. Widowed GP Daniel is far from eager to start dating! But when single mum and doctor Stacey joins the surgery, she ignites in him a fire he's long thought lost... Stacey is surprised at the instant connection between...

Second chance for the village nurse by Louisa Heaton

Second chance for the village nurse

Louisa Heaton

Greenbeck Village GPs: Fake dating to for ever? Both cautious nurse Hannah and gorgeous GP Zach want to overcome past heartbreak. But Hannah is floored when Zach suggests they 'practise' going on dates... together! His encouraging Hannah out of her comfort...

Tempted by her royal best friend by Juliette Hyland

Tempted by her royal best friend

Juliette Hyland

Reunited with her best friend - the Prince! Trading scandal for a fresh start, nurse Hazel starts her new job and comes face to face with paediatrician Prince Syver. He was once her best friend... until he disappeared from her life with no goodbye... Royal...

Light over Liskeard by Louis De Bernières

Light over Liskeard

Louis De Bernières

Q wants a simpler and safer life. His work as a quantum cryptographer for the government has led him to believe a crisis is imminent for civilisation, and he's looking for somewhere to ride out what's ahead. He buys a ruined farmhouse in Cornwall and begins to...

Kill for me kill for you by Steve Cavanagh

Kill for me kill for you

Steve Cavanagh

One dark evening in New York City, two strangers meet by chance. Over drinks, Amanda and Wendy realise they have so much in common. They both feel alone. They both drink alone. And they both desperately want revenge against the two men who destroyed their...

No-one to turn to by Teresa Ashby

No-one to turn to

Teresa Ashby

When she sees her husband Rob doing voluntary work with children, Chloe Marsden comes to a heart-breaking and life-changing decision. She forms a close bond with the Novak family after heavily pregnant Lauren is rushed off for emergency surgery. Things come to...

The night house by Jo Nesbo

The night house

Jo Nesbo

In the wake of his parents' tragic deaths, fourteen-year-old Richard Elauved has been sent to live with his aunt and uncle in the remote town of Ballantyne. Richard quickly earns a reputation as an outcast, and when a classmate named Tom goes missing, everyone...

Fling with the doc next door by Alison Roberts

Fling with the doc next door

Alison Roberts

The only doc... to make her stay? After a dramatic first shift, doctor Ella is locked out of her temporary residence. The only person to help? New neighbour and infuriating boss Dr Logan Walsh! But as they work together she sees the softness behind his sharp...

A Christmas cruise by Jill Barry

A Christmas cruise

Jill Barry

1976. Working in the Purser's Office of a cruise ship, Carys is immersed in a drama with cabaret singer Noah, who witnesses a fight. One passenger falls overboard - but tycoon Rupert, heavily involved in the scuffle, disappears, leaving Noah to report the...

Sir Conrad and the Christmas treasure by Lindsay Townsend

Sir Conrad and the Christmas treasure

Lindsay Townsend

England, 1192. When Maggie's brother Michael is kidnapped by outlaws, she appeals to the grim Sir Conrad for help. The first time he sees her, Conrad is overwhelmed by Maggie's beauty and courage. Yet what will it cost him to aid this peasant girl, who seems...

A death in the parish by Richard Coles

A death in the parish

Richard Coles

It's been a few months since murder tore the community of Champton apart. As Canon Daniel Clement tries to steady his flock, the parish is joined with Upper and Lower Badsaddle, bringing a new tide of unwanted change.But church politics soon become the least...

Danger of defeat by Edward Marston

Danger of defeat

Edward Marston

February 1918. Detective Inspector Harvey Marmion and Detective Sergeant Joe Keedy are pulled from their beds to attend a sinister siege involving three burglars where one policeman has already been shot dead. Attempts at talking the men in the house into...

Run to ground by Stuart Johnstone

Run to ground

Stuart Johnstone

Don Colyear has begun his career in Edinburgh's CID, but the transition has not been easy. The workload and paperwork are one thing but being micro-managed by DCI Templeton as well is more than testing. And when Colyear's investigation of a mysterious death...

Beware a wronged avenger by Ethan Flagg

Beware a wronged avenger

Ethan Flagg

An army patrol led by Lieutenant Shadrak Pickett is making its way through the Pioneer Mountains in south-west Montana. Its purpose is to deliver the monthly payroll to Fort Wisdom. Then Jake Rankin, an old colleague of Pickett's, asks for a ride to the next...

Crossed skis by Carol Carnac

Crossed skis

Carol Carnac

In Bloomsbury, London, Inspector Brook of Scotland Yard looks down at a dismal scene. The victim of a ruthless murder lies burnt beyond recognition, his possessions and papers destroyed by fire. But there is one strange, yet promising, lead - a lead which...

Past lying by Val McDermid

Past lying

Val McDermid

Edinburgh, haunted by the ghosts of its many writers, is also the cold case beat of DCI Karen Pirie. So she shouldn't be surprised when an author's manuscript appears to be a blueprint for an actual crime.Karen can't ignore the plot's chilling similarities to...

The secret by Lee Child

The secret

Lee Child

1992. Eight respectable people have been found dead across the US. The fatalities resemble accidents and don't appear to be connected. Until one body - the victim of a fall from a hospital window - generates some unexpected attention from the Secretary of...

Biddy's big adventure by Sarah Swatridge

Biddy's big adventure

Sarah Swatridge

England, 1905. Bridget Longfellow is determined to have an adventure before she agrees to marry the dashing Lord Sumner. She plans to cycle around the countryside visiting her penpals, alone and in trousers! Unbeknown to her, however, there are several friends...

The secret hours by Mick Herron

The secret hours

Mick Herron

Two years ago, the Monochrome inquiry was set up to investigate the British secret service. Monochrome's mission was to ferret out misconduct, allowing civil servants Griselda Fleet and Malcolm Kyle unfettered access to confidential information in the service...

So who's arguin' by Adam Brady

So who's arguin'

Adam Brady

Buck Halliday fled the town of Pardoo after being falsely accused of murder. In his haste to avoid a lynching, he strayed from the main trail and ended up in a desolate valley with a bad reputation. Plenty of men had ridden into it, but none had ever returned....

Fools' frontier by E. Jefferson Clay

Fools' frontier

E. Jefferson Clay

Crossing the Red Man River when it was in full flood wasn't the wisest thing gambler Duke Benedict and his cowboy sidekick Hank Brazos had ever done. And when the ferry they were riding tore free of its ropes, they found themselves driven downstream until...

Divine wind by Lee Clinton

Divine wind

Lee Clinton

Robert Brodie was a practical man. It helped him survive as a Texan Confederate, as a miner in Death Valley, and now as a muleskinner hauling borax across one of the most inhospitable places on the earth's surface. So when an old Indian bestowed the Divine...

The safe house by Cameron Ward

The safe house

Cameron Ward

When Jess accepts an offer to caretake a luxury property in the Australian outback, the isolated, all-inclusive solo trip is just what she needs. But Jess isn't as alone as she thinks. As bushfires rage in the distance, strangers start showing up to seek...

Outback by Patricia Wolf


Patricia Wolf

DS Lucas Walker is on leave in his hometown, Caloodie, taking care of his dying grandmother. When two young German backpackers, Berndt and Rita, vanish from the area, he finds himself unofficially on the case.But why all the interest from the Federal Police...

The beginning of everything by Jackie Fraser

The beginning of everything

Jackie Fraser

Jess and Gethin's paths cross in the most unexpected way. Jess is running, leaving all she knows and everyone she loves behind her, with just a few treasured belongings in her rucksack. She's escaping from the pain and trauma of a bad relationship with a bad...

The great deceiver by Elly Griffiths

The great deceiver

Elly Griffiths

Magician Max Mephisto is on his way to visit his daughter Ruby and her newborn baby when he is hailed by a voice from the past: fellow performer Ted English, a.k.a. the Great Deceiver. Ted's assistant Cherry has been found dead in her Brighton boarding house,...

The sewing factory girls by Posy Lovell

The sewing factory girls

Posy Lovell

Clydebank, 1911. Ellen works at the Sewing Machine factory. So does her sister, Bridget, Bridget's fiance Malcolm, and her new friend Sadie, who has recently come home after the death of her father to help her mum look after her siblings. For Sadie, the...

The orphanage girls reunited by Mary Wood

The orphanage girls reunited

Mary Wood

Abandoned by her father for the second time, left scarred from the orphanage, Ellen finally finds happiness and hope - reunited with her long-lost gran. But it cannot compensate for being torn apart from her beloved friends Ruth and Amy. When a devastating...

Christmas with the teashop girls by Elaine Everest

Christmas with the teashop girls

Elaine Everest

It is late 1940, and the war feels closer to home than ever for Rose Neville and her staff at the Lyons teashop in Margate. The worry of rationing hangs overhead as the Nippies do their best to provide a happy smile and a hot cup of tea for their customers....

Lord James Harrington and the New Year's Eve mystery by Lynn Florkiewicz

Lord James Harrington and the New Year's Eve mystery

Lynn Florkiewicz

Lord James Harrington and his wife Beth adore hosting seasonal events in the village of Cavendish, running their country hotel, keeping the local folklore alive and listening to the latest murder mystery on the wireless. But crime isn't found only on the...

Stigma by Thomas Enger


Thomas Enger

Alexander Blix is a broken man. Convicted for avenging his daughter's death, he is being held in one of Norway's high-security prisons. Inside, the other prisoners take every opportunity to humiliate the former police investigator. Outside, Blix's former...

Hawthorn Close by Anna Jacobs

Hawthorn Close

Anna Jacobs

In the peaceful Wiltshire valley of Essington St Mary, architect Corin Drayton stumbles upon a ghastly new building development that is set to destroy the tranquil atmosphere and Edwardian features of this quiet neighbourhood. He is horrified. For only...

Christmas dreams by Jenny Holmes

Christmas dreams

Jenny Holmes

November 1942. Even during wartime, the glitz and glamour of the ballroom shines through at Christmas and Blackpool is determined to celebrate against all odds. After all, the show must go on... Pearl should be enjoying newlywed bliss, but her beloved Bernie...

A daughter's heartbreak by Kay Brellend

A daughter's heartbreak

Kay Brellend

1916. East London. When 16-year-old Clover Cooper's mother, Iris, calls her home from work one day, the last thing Clover expects is to find that her mother has given birth to another baby. After all, Clover's unpleasant father, Sidney, has been in France for...

Christmas with the engine girls by Daisy Styles

Christmas with the engine girls

Daisy Styles

Hucknall, 1941. Female conscription looms and three women arrive at the Bell Works Factory to work on the Spitfire production line. Lily soon realises her real dream is to pilot the planes; Edna longs to be reunited with her evacuee daughter, but soon...

Christmas at the wartime bookshop by Lesley Eames

Christmas at the wartime bookshop

Lesley Eames

Naomi is fighting to free herself from Alexander Harrington, who married her for her money and kept a secret family behind her back. But with her husband controlling her finances, how much of her money is left? Can she achieve the independence she craves?...

The silent sister by Diane Chamberlain

The silent sister

Diane Chamberlain

"Riley MacPherson is returning to her childhood home in North Carolina. A place that holds cherished memories. While clearing out the house she finds a box of old newspaper articles - and a shocking family secret begins to unravel. Riley has spent her whole...

The mystery guest by Nita Prose

The mystery guest

Nita Prose

"Molly Gray is not like anyone else. With her flair for cleaning and proper etiquette, she has risen through the ranks of the glorious five-star Regency Grand Hotel to become the esteemed Head Maid. But just as her life reaches a pinnacle state of perfection,...

Unnatural death by Patricia Daniels Cornwell

Unnatural death

Patricia Daniels Cornwell

"Two mauled bodies in the woods. Top secret autopsies. The most chilling cases of Scarpetta's career. In this thrilling new installment of Patricia Cornwell's #1 bestselling Scarpetta series, chief medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta finds herself in a Northern...

Resurrection walk by Michael Connelly

Resurrection walk

Michael Connelly

"With the help of his half-brother, retired LAPD Detective Harry Bosch, defence attorney Mickey Haller sets out to prove the innocence of a woman in prison for killing her husband, a sheriff's deputy, putting Mickey in the crosshairs of a killer who doesn't...

Alex Cross must die by James Patterson

Alex Cross must die

James Patterson

"When an American Airlines plane explodes in the sky, detectives Alex Cross and John Sampson are first on the scene. They don't hear the gun fire. At first. The weapon that took down the plane is a remote-controlled Vietnam-War-era machine gun. The list of...

Home to Echidna Lane by Eva (Australian author) Scott

Home to Echidna Lane

Eva (Australian author) Scott

The caretaker by Gabriel Bergmoser

The caretaker

Gabriel Bergmoser

At the foot of the cherry tree by Alli Parker

At the foot of the cherry tree

Alli Parker

"Gordon Parker is just an eager eighteen-year-old Australian boy desperate to fight for his country, and Nobuko 'Cherry' Sakuramoto is a sixteen-year-old girl struggling to survive in Japan in the aftermath of World War II. But when they fall in love, they...

The chasm by Bronwyn Hall

The chasm

Bronwyn Hall

Sleepless in Stringybark Bay by Susan (Susan Elizabeth) Duncan

Sleepless in Stringybark Bay

Susan (Susan Elizabeth) Duncan

The fraud by Zadie Smith

The fraud

Zadie Smith

"Kilburn, 1873. The 'Tichborne Trial' has captivated the widowed Scottish housekeeper Mrs Eliza Touchet and all of England. Readers are at odds over whether the defendant is who he claims to be - or an imposter. Mrs Touchet is a woman of many interests -...

Obsession by Stuart Woods


Stuart Woods

"While filming on location in scenic Santa Barbara, California, Peter Barrington and Ben Bacchetti look to expand Centurion Studios's business by making a deal with a young Croatian billionaire. But when the magnate's wife is kidnapped, Teddy Fay is brought in...

Judgment prey by John Sandford

Judgment prey

John Sandford

"Alex Sand was spending the evening at home playing basketball with his two young sons when all three were shot in cold blood. A wealthy federal judge, there's no short list of people who could have a vendetta against Sands, but the gruesome murders turn their...

Auckland Libraries:New titles Check out the latest new titles in fiction, nonfiction, DVDs, CDs, eBooks, audiobooks, Māori, and community language books.