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Christmas at Corner Cottage by Sarah Hope

Christmas at Corner Cottage

Sarah Hope

When Chrissy Marsden moves her children and menagerie of pets into Corner Cottage, she hopes to put her divorce behind her and have the fresh start she's been longing for. Just as she feels she is finally getting her life back on track, with a chance encounter...

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Son of blood by Jack Ludlow

Son of blood

Jack Ludlow

11th century Italy. The domination of the Normans is causing trouble. At their head is the feared Robert de Hauteville, the 'Guiscard', who has colonised much of Italy and commands the triple Dukedom of the extended Norman family. But Robert has made many...

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The sword of revenge by Jack Ludlow

The sword of revenge

Jack Ludlow

Rome has lost its greatest warrior; Aulus Cornelius is dead. Although he is hailed as a hero, the betrayal by cowardly governor Flaminus is not forgotten. Aulus' death has left his sons with grave responsibilities. While Titus swears vengeance against...

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High tides and summer skies by Jennifer Bohnet

High tides and summer skies

Jennifer Bohnet

As time ebbs and flows over the summer both Katie Teague and her godmother Mattie Cranford discover their lives are at a crossroads.Mattie shackled to the family wool shop for over 50 years, feels life has passed her by. She dreams of seeing the world and...

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Mayhem in the mountains by Kelly Oliver

Mayhem in the mountains

Kelly Oliver

1918 Italy When a deadly blizzard traps Fiona Figg and Kitty Lane in the Dolomite Mountains, it's all downhill from here. Their hotel is snowed-in, and no one can get in or out. Then a man is found dead in his locked hotel room - and the killer is still on the...

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The runaway by Catherine Law

The runaway

Catherine Law

To find what she has lost, she must go back to the beginning... 1924. The First World War is over and eleven-year-old Alexa is growing up on the idyllic Cornish coast with her best friend Harvey. But she soon discovers there are secrets at the heart of her...

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A Christmas baby at Goodwill House by Fenella-Jane Miller

A Christmas baby at Goodwill House

Fenella-Jane Miller

July 1941 As the war grinds on, Lady Joanna Harcourt knows that her time at Goodwill House is drawing to close. A new chapter awaits, one that she never expected to happen to her - she is going to be a wife and mother again! Excited with their new arrival and...

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Truly, madly, Greekly by Mandy Baggot

Truly, madly, Greekly

Mandy Baggot

Sun, sea and a sexy stranger - a whole lot of fun just got a lot more complicated. Capable, confident and career-driven, Ellen had her dream job and a marriage proposal from boyfriend Ross. Life was good, her future set. Until it wasn't and everything fell...

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The gods of war by Jack Ludlow

The gods of war

Jack Ludlow

Lucius Falerius is dead, and Rome in its entirety mourns the passing of its most powerful senator. It falls to his son Marcellus to carry out his father's legacy and restore the rights promised to the defeated Sicilian slaves, yet there are those who will not...

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The pillars of Rome by Jack Ludlow

The pillars of Rome

Jack Ludlow

Two boys appeal to the famed Roman oracle for a glimpse into their future, and the Sybil draws an omen of death. As they flee from the cave in fear, Aulus and Lucius make an oath of loyalty until death - one that will be tested in the years to come. Thirty...

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Prince of legend by Jack Ludlow

Prince of legend

Jack Ludlow

Thanks to the stratagems of Bohemund de Hauteville, leader of the Apulian Normans, the Crusade has taken the city of Antioch, and just in time. Once the besiegers, Bohemund and his men are about to become the besieged - a huge Turkish-led army, commanded by...

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Soldier of crusade by Jack Ludlow

Soldier of crusade

Jack Ludlow

1096. The Pope has called for a crusade to free Jerusalem, and half the warriors of Europe have responded. Among them is the Norman, Count Bohemund, one-time enemy of Byzantium. In company with his warrior nephew, Tancred of Lecce, Bohemund must once more...

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The secret of Villa Alba by Louise (Novelist) author. Douglas

The secret of Villa Alba

Louise (Novelist) author. Douglas

1968, Sicily. Just months after a terrible earthquake has destroyed the mountain town of Gibellina, Enzo and his wife Irene Borgata are making their way back to the family home, Villa Alba, on roads overlooked by the eerie backdrop of the flattened ghost...

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Kings of war by M. J. author. Porter

Kings of war

M. J. author. Porter

Can the King of the Scots and the Dublin Norse triumph against a united England? AD934. King Athelstan of the English has been successful in uniting the many kingdoms of Britain against one enemy, the Viking raiders. But men who are kings don't wish to be...

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Sunny days on the boardwalk by Georgina Troy

Sunny days on the boardwalk

Georgina Troy

Slip on your sunglasses, Spring has sprung on the Boardwalk!When artist Jools Jones', new man Finn Gallichan, leaves the Boardwalk to go travelling for several months she's not too worried. She has her paintings to keep her busy and helps her grandmother run...

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Love at first site by Phoebe MacLeod

Love at first site

Phoebe MacLeod

Ella's life is about to be hit by a wrecking ball... On the surface, Ella has it all. A great job, a penthouse apartment and the perfect boyfriend, Lee. There's just one snag: their relationship has to be kept secret due to their employer's strict rule about...

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The quantum solution by Eric Lustbader

The quantum solution

Eric Lustbader

"Evan Ryder, an intelligence field agent, is now working for the security arm of Parachute, a private company and the world's leader in the application of quantumtechnology. She finds herself in a battle arena whose dangers are greater than anything the world...

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The dinner party by Rebecca Heath

The dinner party

Rebecca Heath

"Summer 1979. In the idyllic suburban neighbourhood of Ridgefield, during a scorching heat wave, four couples gather for their weekly dinner party. When Frank Callaghan checks on the sleeping children, he finds an empty crib where his four-month-old daughter...

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Robert Ludlum's The Treadstone resurrection by Joshua Hood

Robert Ludlum's The Treadstone resurrection

Joshua Hood

"Working as a cabinet-maker in rural Oregon, Adam thinks he has left Treadstone - the CIA's Black Ops programme - in the past, until he receives a mysterious email from a former colleague, and soon after is attacked by an unknown hit team at his job site." --...

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The grave tattoo by Val McDermid

The grave tattoo

Val McDermid

"When torrential summer rains uncover a bizarrely tattooed body on a Lake District hillside, old wives' tales also come swirling to the surface. For centuries Lakelanders have whispered that Fletcher Christian staged the massacre on Pitcairn so that he could...

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The nemesis manifesto by Eric Lustbader

The nemesis manifesto

Eric Lustbader

"Evan Ryder is a lone wolf, a field agent for a black-ops arm of the DOD, who has survived unspeakable tragedy and dedicated her life to protecting her country. When her fellow agents begin to be systematically eliminated, Evan must unravel the thread that...

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Robert Ludlum's The Treadstone exile by Joshua Hood

Robert Ludlum's The Treadstone exile

Joshua Hood

"After the revival of Operation Treadstone, former operative Adam Hayes has retreated to Africa, determined to escape the black-ops CIA program for good. Hayes knows just how destructive the programme can be, as it turns government agents into nearly...

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Robert Ludlum's The Bourne treachery by Brian Freeman

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne treachery

Brian Freeman

"Three years ago, Jason Bourne embarked on a mission in Estonia with his partner and lover, a fiery Treadstone agent codenamed Nova. Their job was to rescue a Russian double agent, recently been smuggled out of St Petersburg in the midst of an FSB manhunt....

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Robert Ludlum's The Treadstone transgression by Joshua Hood

Robert Ludlum's The Treadstone transgression

Joshua Hood

"The CIA has a source in the Haitian National Bank who can provide proof of corruption at the top of the American intelligence community. The evidence is on a flash drive in the bank's main office. Yet what should be a simple smash and grab mission is blown...

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Robert Ludlum's The Bourne sacrifice by Brian Freeman

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne sacrifice

Brian Freeman

"Abby Laurent is an investigative reporter. The last time she worked with Jason Bourne she almost lost her life, but now she's deep into the biggest story of her career. If she can prove her case, she'll rock governments from DC to Europe. Obviously with that...

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Clean break by Val McDermid

Clean break

Val McDermid

"Private eye Kate Brannigan is not amused when thieves steal a Monet from a stately home where she'd arranged the security. She is even less thrilled when the hunt for the thieves drags her across Europe and head to head with organised crime." -- Publisher.

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Silver by Chris Hammer

Silver

Chris Hammer

"For half a lifetime, journalist Martin Scarsden has run from his past. But now there is no escaping. He'd vowed never to return to his hometown, Port Silver, and its traumatic memories. But now his new partner, Mandy Blonde, has inherited an old house in the...

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Peace by Garry Disher

Peace

Garry Disher

"Constable Paul Hirschhausen runs a one-cop station in the dry farming country south of the Flinders Ranges. He's still new in town but the community work - welfare checks and working bees - is starting to pay off. Now Christmas is here and, apart from a grass...

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In the clearing by J. P. Pomare

In the clearing

J. P. Pomare

"Amy has only ever known what life is like in the Clearing. She knows what to do to please her elders, and how to make sure life in the community remains happy and calm. That is, until a new young girl joins the group. She isn't fitting in; she doesn't want to...

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Kill shot by Garry Disher

Kill shot

Garry Disher

"Some people just work better alone. Wyatt's one of them. He's been getting by on nice quiet little burglaries - one-man jobs - when he gets wind of something bigger. A corporate crook, notorious Ponzi schemer, set to face court and certain jail time. He's...

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Blue genes by Val McDermid

Blue genes

Val McDermid

"Reluctantly, Kate Brannigan agrees to go undercover in an attempt to help out a friend, but soon finds her own life at risk. This is the fifth in Val McDermid's Manchester-based crime series featuring her tough-talking, kick-boxing private eye." -- Publisher.

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Whispering death by Garry Disher

Whispering death

Garry Disher

"D.I. Hal Challis is in trouble with the boss and missing his lover, Ellen Destry, who is overseas. But there's plenty to keep his mind off his problems. A rapist in a police uniform stalks Challis's Peninsula beat, there is a serial armed robber headed in his...

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Marlborough man by Alan Carter

Marlborough man

Alan Carter

"Nick Chester is working as a sergeant for the Havelock police in the Marlborough Sound, at the top of New Zealand's South Island. If the river isn't flooded and the land hasn't slipped, it's paradise. Unless you are also hiding from a ruthless man with a...

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Kick back by Val McDermid

Kick back

Val McDermid

"Kate Brannigan, feisty Manchester-based PI, is back, investigating the bizarre case of the missing conservatories. Before long she's up to her neck in crooked land deals, mortgage scams, financial chicanery - and murder." -- Publisher.

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Crack down by Val McDermid

Crack down

Val McDermid

"There was only one reason private eye Kate Brannigan was prepared to let her boyfriend help out with the investigation into a car sales fraud - nothing bad could happen. But Kate should know that with Richard you have to expect the unexpected." -- Publisher.

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Chain of evidence by Garry Disher

Chain of evidence

Garry Disher

"Ten-year-old Katie Blasko is missing. Detective Sergeant Ellen Destry, alert to rumours of a paedophile ring operating on the Peninsula, is thinking abduction. Her colleagues are thinking bad family, truancy. Her boss is thinking about the media. Her partner...

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Snapshot by Garry Disher

Snapshot

Garry Disher

"The neat suburban homes of the Peninsula seem like an improbable setting for sex parties, blackmail and murder. But when D.I. Hal Challis is called to investigate the murder of Janine McQuarrie - shot in a deserted country lane in front of her seven-year-old...

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Signal loss by Garry Disher

Signal loss

Garry Disher

"A small bushfire, but nasty enough for ice cooks to abandon their lab. Fatal, too. But when the bodies in the burnt-out Mercedes prove to be a pair of Sydney hitmen, D.I. Hal Challis's inquiries into a local ice epidemic take a darker turn. Meanwhile, Ellen...

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How to marry a marquis by Julia Quinn

How to marry a marquis

Julia Quinn

"When Elizabeth Hotchkiss stumbles upon a copy of 'How to Marry a Marquis' in her employer's library, she's convinced someone is playing a cruel joke. With three younger siblings to support, she knows she has to marry for money, but who might have guessed how...

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Scrublands by Chris Hammer

Scrublands

Chris Hammer

"In an isolated, drought-stricken, country town a charismatic young priest steps out of his church and calmly opens fire on his congregation, killing five parishioners before being shot dead himself. A year later, troubled journalist Martin Scarsden arrives in...

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The viscount who loved me by Julia Quinn

The viscount who loved me

Julia Quinn

"Anthony Bridgerton, London's most elusive bachelor, has chosen a wife. The only obstacle is his intended's older sister, Kate Sheffield - the most meddlesome woman ever to grace a London ballroom. The spirited schemer is driving Anthony mad, but when he...

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An offer from a gentleman by Julia Quinn

An offer from a gentleman

Julia Quinn

"Sophie never dreamed she would be able to sneak into Lady Bridgerton's famous masquerade ball - or that her Prince Charming would be there for her! Alas she knows all enchantments must end when the clock strikes midnight." -- Publisher.

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Dead beat by Val McDermid

Dead beat

Val McDermid

"'Dead Beat' introduces Kate Brannigan, a female private detective set to do for Manchester what Warshawski has done for Chicago. As a favour, Kate agrees to track down a missing song-writer, but her search takes her into the seediest parts of Leeds and...

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Kittyhawk down by Garry Disher

Kittyhawk down

Garry Disher

"A toddler is missing, an unidentified man is fished out of the sea with an anchor strapped to his waist, cars are being stolen and letter boxes are being burned. As Inspector Hal Challis and his staff are investigating what connects all these cases, his...

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Blood moon by Garry Disher

Blood moon

Garry Disher

"When hordes of eighteen-year-olds descend on the Mornington Peninsula to celebrate the end of exams, a brutal bashing attracts political attention. The victim is connected, and now D.I. Hal Challis is facing interference from on high. Newly embarked on a...

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A place of execution by Val McDermid

A place of execution

Val McDermid

"The after effects of an unsolved child murder in 1963 resonate decades later when the investigating officer George Bennett tells a journalist what happened. When he unaccountably pulls the plug the journalist begins to dig up some startling facts." --...

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The distant echo by Val McDermid

The distant echo

Val McDermid

"St. Andrews' medical student Alex Gilbey and his three best friends stumble across the dying body of a young woman and instantly become the chief suspects. Twenty-five years later, the case is reopened and it seems that someone is taking revenge." --...

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Killing the shadows by Val McDermid

Killing the shadows

Val McDermid

"Professor Fiona Cameron is a psychologist who uses computer technology to track serial offenders. She vowed never to work for the Met again after they went against her advice and screwed up an investigation as a result. But when her lover, thriller writer Kit...

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The secret life of Luke Livingstone by Charity Norman

The secret life of Luke Livingstone

Charity Norman

"Luke Livingstone is a respected solicitor, a father and grandfather, a pillar of the community. Yet Luke is struggling with an unbearable secret, and it's threatening to destroy him. All his life, Luke has hidden the truth about himself and his identity. It's...

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The Duke and I by Julia Quinn

The Duke and I

Julia Quinn

"The irresistible Duke of Hastings has hatched a plan to keep himself free from the town's marriage-minded society mothers - he pretends to be engaged to the lovely Daphne Bridgerton. But there is something about the alluring Miss Bridgerton that sets the...

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The wire in the blood by Val McDermid

The wire in the blood

Val McDermid

"Young girls are disappearing, but everyone assumes they are just teenage runaways. An officer in the new National Profiling Task Force suspects a leading media star of being a serial killer. No one takes her seriously - until she too is murdered." --...

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The last temptation by Val McDermid

The last temptation

Val McDermid

"A clinically-efficient killer is murdering psychologists on the continent. Psychological profiler Dr Tony Hill doesn't want to get involved, but an old colleague is targeted by the murderer and Tony cannot remain detached." -- Publisher.

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The torment of others by Val McDermid

The torment of others

Val McDermid

"Clinical psychologist Dr Tony Hill and Detective Chief Inspector Carol Jordan face the toughest challenge of their careers when they are confronted with a seemingly impossible series of murders." -- Publisher.

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Beneath the bleeding by Val McDermid

Beneath the bleeding

Val McDermid

"Bradfield Victoria's star midfielder has been murdered, bizarrely poisoned in an apparently motiveless killing. Then a bomb blast rips through the football stadium. Dozens lie dead, many more injured. Is it a terrorist attack or a vendetta against the Vics?...

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Fever of the bone by Val McDermid

Fever of the bone

Val McDermid

"Meet Tony Hill's most twisted adversary - a killer with a list of victims, a killer unmoved by youth & innocence, a killer driven by the most perverted desires. The murder & mutilation of teenager Jennifer Maidment is horrific enough on its own. But it's not...

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Trick of the dark by Val McDermid

Trick of the dark

Val McDermid

""Death is a hollow drum whose beat has measured out my adult life." So writes Jay Macallan Stewart in her latest volume of memoirs. But nobody has ever asked whether that has been by accident or design. Nobody, that is, until Jay turns her sights on newly-wed...

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The retribution by Val McDermid

The retribution

Val McDermid

"There is one serial killer who has shaped and defined police profiler Tony Hill's life. One serial killer whose evil surpasses all others. One serial killer who has the power to chill him to the bone: Jacko Vance. And now Jacko is back in Tony's life. Even...

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The beacon by P. A. Thomas

The beacon

P. A. Thomas

"Jack Harris, the disgraced son of Australia's most powerful business tycoon, has just been exiled to Byron Bay as a junior journalist at his father's smallest regional newspaper, 'The Beacon'. His arrival coincides with the disappearance of the newspaper's...

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Thunderhead by Miranda Darling

Thunderhead

Miranda Darling

"A black comedy, set in suburbia, about one woman's struggle to be free. When Winona Dalloway begins her day - in the peaceful early hours before her children wake up - she doesn't know that by the end of it, everything in her world will have changed. On the...

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Why do horses run by Cameron Stewart

Why do horses run

Cameron Stewart

"A lyrical and profound debut novel that celebrates the kindness of strangers and those living in pain who recognise that in others. He walked not feeling he was connected to the Earth, but on the edge of something he couldn't reach. He pushed on through mist...

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Bright objects by Ruby Todd

Bright objects

Ruby Todd

"January 1997: in the small town of Jericho, New South Wales, Sylvia Knight is losing hope that the person who killed her husband will ever face justice. Since the night of the hit-and-run, her world has been shrouded in hazy darkness - until she meets Theo St...

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Skylar and the K-pop headteacher by Luan Goldie

Skylar and the K-pop headteacher

Luan Goldie

"When 11-year-old K-pop obsessed Skylar inexplicably switches bodies with her super strict 71-year-old headteacher, Ms Callus, she's thrown into a hilarious world of dancing old ladies gone viral and school rules thrown out the window, as she tries to figure...

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And then she fell by Alicia Elliott

And then she fell

Alicia Elliott

"On the surface, Alice is where she should be in life: she's just given birth to a baby girl, Dawn; her husband Steve - a white academic whose area of study is conveniently her own Mohawk culture - is nothing but supportive; and they've moved into a new home...

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Sanctuary by Garry Disher

Sanctuary

Garry Disher

"Grace is a thief: a good one. She was taught by experts and she's been practising since she was a kid. She specialises in small, high-value items - stamps, watches - and she knows her Jaeger-LeCoultres from her Patek Philippes. But it's a solitary life,...

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It takes a town by Aoife Clifford

It takes a town

Aoife Clifford

"So many people had reason to hate her, but did anyone have reason to kill her? Everyone dies famous in a country town, but glamorous Vanessa Walton was a shining star. A celebrity since a television commercial when she was a child, Vanessa is back on the...

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The one that got away by Karly Lane

The one that got away

Karly Lane

"Alex Kelly's future is nearly sorted. She has a life she loves in London, a dream job, and plans to buy a cute cottage in the English countryside. There's just one last step - sell the family home her father left her in the small Australian seaside town of...

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A spy in the jam factory by Chrissie Sains

A spy in the jam factory

Chrissie Sains

"The jam factory is under surveillance by the Alien Intelligence Agency - will they succeed in finding a reason to evict Fizzbee from Earth? Scooter and Fizzbee are experts when it comes to making out-of-this-world jam inventions. But lately there have been a...

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The lighthouse at the world's end by Amy Sparkes

The lighthouse at the world's end

Amy Sparkes

"Nine and her friends are headed to the mortal realm in search of the only thing that will shake a very tricky witch off their tail: a priceless stargold locket. It lies hidden in the Nest of a Thousand Treasures, guarded by Nine's old foe - the formidable...

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The cake escape by Swapna Haddow

The cake escape

Swapna Haddow

"Lin the panda is on a mission: to find her best friend, Fu. He's disappeared from the zoo! Has he been stolen by the Horrid Human? Only her badness can help her find him. Luckily this panda is as fearless as she is fluffy! Just don't call her 'cute'." --...

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The invisible hotel by Yeji Y. Ham

The invisible hotel

Yeji Y. Ham

"Yewon is trapped. She's stuck in Dalbit, the small Korean village of her birth, where the ancestral bones of her relatives live in her bathtub. Reeling from the loss of her father, she works long days at the convenience store and tries to keep the peace...

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Shopaholic abroad by Sophie Kinsella

Shopaholic abroad

Sophie Kinsella

"Becky is a shopaholic who has a new motto which is buy only what you need. However, her boyfriend is moving to New York and has invited her along. How long can Becky's resolve last when you can buy a Prada dress in a sale for $10, or is that $100?" --...

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The almost truth by Anne Hamilton

The almost truth

Anne Hamilton

"When Alina's son, Fin, traces his long-absent birthfather, it's the catalyst for decades of secrets to implode in Alina's neatly ordered life. With the sudden appearance of Rory, and the ever-present pull of a very different life in Bangladesh, she's left...

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The Ravenswood murders by Helen H. Durrant

The Ravenswood murders

Helen H. Durrant

"A young woman's body is found in a shallow grave in the woods, buried in a white shroud. She's been dead for a week. Her teeth are smashed in, her lips stitched together. Her hands are missing. She's the fourth young woman found like this. With no witnesses,...

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Secrets of a Scottish isle by Erica Ruth Neubauer

Secrets of a Scottish isle

Erica Ruth Neubauer

"On an isolated isle off the western coast of Scotland, spirited American Jane Wunderly must investigate a secret society where esoteric rituals blur the line between what's real, what's illusion, and what's deadly. Isle of Iona, 1927. Cast away on a remote...

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For richer, for deader by Helen Golden

For richer, for deader

Helen Golden

"Caught between boorish Detective Chief Inspector Richard Fitzwilliam and a killer wedding party, Lady Beatrice must solve the murder to save the big day. Rumours are that the recent death of Kelley Lindsell, the personal chef of tycoon Rudy and Sheri Trotman...

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Bonjour, Sophie by Elizabeth Buchan

Bonjour, Sophie

Elizabeth Buchan

"It's 1959 and eighteen-year-old Sophie is determined that now is the time for her real life to start. Her existence in the village of Poynsdean, Sussex, with her austere foster-father, the Reverend Osbert Knox, and his frustrated wife Alice, is stultifying....

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The November witches by Jennifer Claessen

The November witches

Jennifer Claessen

"No witch is excited about gloomy magic-free November apart from young hag Clemmie who is relieved to finally be done with October's magical mess. But if there's no more magic, then where are all the armour-clad knights coming from? When even their enemy...

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Choice by Neel Mukherjee

Choice

Neel Mukherjee

"A publisher, who is at war with his industry and himself, embarks on a radical experiment in his own life and the lives of those connected to him; an academic exchanges one story for another after an accident brings a stranger into her life; and a family in...

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Rosalind by Jessica Mills

Rosalind

Jessica Mills

"Rosalind Franklin knows that to be a woman in a man's world is to be invisible. In the 1940s, science is a gentleman's profession, and it appears there are plenty of colleagues who want to keep it that way. After being segregated at Cambridge, then ignored...

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Never too late by Danielle Steel

Never too late

Danielle Steel

"Following the death of her beloved husband, Kezia Cooper Hobson decides to leave her home in San Francisco and move to a luxury penthouse in Manhattan, where she'll be closer to her two adult daughters. As she watches the 4th July firework display from her...

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Spruced up for murder by Helen Golden

Spruced up for murder

Helen Golden

"Designing spaces is her passion, but clearing her sister's name is her mission. Can Lady Beatrice outwit the formidable DCI Richard Fitzwilliam to solve the case, or will she become a royal embarrassment? DEATH AT FRANCIS COURT NOW CONFIRMED AS MURDER!...

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Harbor lights by James Lee Burke

Harbor lights

James Lee Burke

"A story collection from one of the most popular and widely acclaimed icons of American fiction, featuring a never-before-published novella. These eight stories move from the marshlands on the Gulf of Mexico to the sweeping plains of Colorado to prisons,...

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Prime cut by Alan Carter

Prime cut

Alan Carter

"The world is in economic meltdown, but the mining town of Hopetoun, Western Australia, is booming. With the town's population exploding, it's easy enough to hide a crime - and a dirty past. Disgraced police-service golden boy Cato Kwong is doing time...

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Getting warmer by Alan Carter

Getting warmer

Alan Carter

"Cato Kwong is back in Boom Town and back on a real case - the unsolved mystery of a missing fifteen-year-old girl. But it's midsummer in the city of millionaires and it's not just the heat that stinks. A pig corpse, peppered with nails, is uncovered in a...

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Bad seed by Alan Carter

Bad seed

Alan Carter

"When wealthy property developer Francis Tan and his family are found slain in their mansion, Cato Kwong is forced to recall a personal history that makes his investigation doubly painful. The killer is elusive and brutal, and the investigation takes Cato to...

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Heaven sent by Alan Carter

Heaven sent

Alan Carter

"Detective Sergeant Philip 'Cato' Kwong is light on sleep but high on happiness with his new wife Sharon Wang and their baby girl. But contentment is not compatible with life in the Job, and soon a series of murders of Fremantle's homeless people gets in the...

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Crocodile tears by Alan Carter

Crocodile tears

Alan Carter

"Detective Philip 'Cato' Kwong is investigating the death of a retiree found hacked to pieces in his suburban Perth home. The trail leads to Timor-Leste, with its recent blood-soaked history. There, he reunites with an old frenemy, the spook Rory Driscoll who,...

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Before you knew my name by Jacqueline Bublitz

Before you knew my name

Jacqueline Bublitz

"This is not just another novel about a dead girl. When she arrived in New York on her 18th birthday carrying nothing but $600 cash and a stolen camera, Alice was looking for a fresh start. Now, just one month later, she is the city's latest Jane Doe, an...

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Lies to tell by Marion Todd

Lies to tell

Marion Todd

"Early one morning DI Clare Mackay receives a message from her boss DCI Alastair Gibson telling her to meet him in secret. She does as he asks and is taken to a secure location in the remote Scottish hills. There, she is introduced to ethical hacker Gayle...

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What they knew by Marion Todd

What they knew

Marion Todd

"It's the stroke of midnight on Hogmanay when Alison Reid admits a caller to her home. When her death is later reported, DI Clare Mackay attends the scene. The initial evidence doesn't rule out murder, but it's not possible to say for certain if foul play was...

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Next in line by Marion Todd

Next in line

Marion Todd

"Gaby Fox is known to many due to her successful TV career, so when her brother and his pals hire the salubrious Lamond Lodge for his birthday celebrations, it is noted by the St Andrews locals. A ripple of shock goes round the town when Russell Fox is gunned...

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Old bones lie by Marion Todd

Old bones lie

Marion Todd

"When a report comes in that a van containing two prison officers and a convicted jewel thief is missing, the police in St Andrews work quickly to locate the vehicle. Their efforts prove in vain when no trace is found and they realise the wives of both...

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Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid

Northanger Abbey

Val McDermid

"Seventeen-year-old Catherine 'Cat' Morland has led a sheltered existence in rural Dorset, a life entirely bereft of the romance and excitement for which she yearns. So when Cat's wealthy neighbours, the Allens, invite her to the Edinburgh Festival, she is...

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Trust by Chris Hammer

Trust

Chris Hammer

"Martin Scarsden's new life seems perfect, right up until the moment it's shattered by a voice mail: a single scream, abruptly cut off, from his partner Mandalay Blonde. Racing home, he finds an unconscious man sprawled on the floor and Mandy gone. Someone has...

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Doom Creek by Alan Carter

Doom Creek

Alan Carter

"Sergeant Nick Chester has dodged the Geordie gangsters he once feared, is out of hiding and looking forward to a quiet life. But gold fever is creating ill-feeling between prospectors, and a new threat lurks in the form of trigger-happy Americans preparing...

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River east, river west by Aube Rey Lescure

River east, river west

Aube Rey Lescure

"Shanghai, 2007: feeling betrayed by her American mother's engagement to their rich landlord Lu Fang, fourteen-year-old Alva begins plotting her escape. But the exclusive American School - a potential ticket out - is not what she imagined. Qingdao, 1985:...

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The tilt by Chris Hammer

The tilt

Chris Hammer

"Newly-minted homicide detective Nell Buchanan returns to her home town, annoyed at being assigned a decades-old murder - a 'file and forget'. But this is no ordinary cold case, as the discovery of more bodies triggers a chain of escalating events in the...

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The skeleton road by Val McDermid

The skeleton road

Val McDermid

"When a skeleton is discovered hidden at the top of a gothic Victorian building in Edinburgh, cold case squad detective Karen Pirie is given the task of identifying the decades-old bones. However, her investigation leads her back to past conflicts, false...

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The conditions of unconditional love by Alexander McCall Smith

The conditions of unconditional love

Alexander McCall Smith

'You can't go out of the house without tripping over a philosophical question.' That is a remark made by Isabel Dalhousie to Jamie, the bassoonist who is her handsome younger husband. Isabel's own life, of course, points to the truth of this observation - she...

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