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All fiction new titles

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

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The librarian by Allie Morgan

The librarian

Allie Morgan

Audio CD

I'm a librarian. I serve the regulars, the crime enthusiasts, the bookworms, the homeless, the eccentrics, the jobless, the teenagers, the toddlers, the aged. I know my community well. The library is a sanctuary for some, a place for warmth for others...

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Mother midnight by P. C. author. Doherty

Mother midnight

P. C. author. Doherty

Audio CD

1312. Sir Hugh Corbett has returned from the West Country to find Westminster in chaos. Edward II has fled in an attempt to protect his favourite from the wrath of his noblemen; and a royal clerk has been found poisoned in a locked chamber. Drawn into...

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Home by Penny (Novelist) author. Parkes

Home

Penny (Novelist) author. Parkes

Audio CD

Anna Wilson travels the world as a professional housesitter - stepping into other people's lives - caring for their homes, pets and sometimes even neighbours. But all Anna has ever really wanted is a home of her own. Growing up in foster care, she al...

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Denial by Peter James

Denial

Peter James

Audio CD

When actress Gloria Lamark takes her own life, her devoted son, Thomas, is heartbroken. Something must be wrong with a world in which such a tragedy is allowed to happen. How could her high-profile, media-star psychiatrist have failed to save such a ...

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The dying day by Vaseem Khan

The dying day

Vaseem Khan

Audio CD

Bombay, 1950. For over a century, one of the world's great treasures, a 600-hundred-year-old copy of Dante's The Divine Comedy, has been safely housed at Bombay's Asiatic Society. But when it vanishes, together with the man charged with its care, Bri...

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The girl with the silver clasp by Juliet Greenwood

The girl with the silver clasp

Juliet Greenwood

Audio CD

St. Ives, 1916. Jess Morgan always hoped to become a celebrated silversmith, but when the men return from war she's forced to return to her job as a seamstress. All she can cling to is the memory of that delicate, unique silver clasp she created for a...

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Mr Todd's reckoning by Iain Maitland

Mr Todd's reckoning

Iain Maitland

Audio CD

Behind the normal door of a normal house, in a normal street, two men are slowly driving each other insane. One of them is a psychopath. The father: Mr Todd is at his wits end. He's been robbed of his job as a tax inspector and is now stuck at home......

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Rogue asset by Andy McDermott

Rogue asset

Andy McDermott

Audio CD

Alex Reeve was Operative 66. A former special ops soldier and one of the UK's deadliest weapons, he was a member of the secretive SC9 - an elite security service with a remit to neutralise the country's most dangerous enemies. Falsely accused of treason,...

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A wedding for the spitfire girl by Fenella-Jane Miller

A wedding for the spitfire girl

Fenella-Jane Miller

Audio CD

1942. The ATA is calling upon its most trusted pilots to deliver precious bombers wherever they're needed, and Ellie Simpson, who can fly a Spitfire as well as the boys on the frontline, is their newest recruit. Giving her all to a job she loves leaves...

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Rose's choice by Chrissie Bradshaw

Rose's choice

Chrissie Bradshaw

Audio CD

Rationing, bombing, disease and pit disasters are part of Rose Kelly's World War 2 childhood. When the spirited coalminer's daughter discovers a family secret, she makes a choice that overshadows her teenage years. Rose tries to make the most of post...

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Jacinda Ardern by Supriya Vani

Jacinda Ardern

Supriya Vani

Audio CD

Jacinda Ardern: leading with empathy carefully explores the influences - personal, social, political and emotional - that have shaped Ardern. Peace activist and journalist Supriya Vani and writer Carl A. Harte build their narrative through Vani's exc...

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Big dreams for the West End girls by Elaine Roberts

Big dreams for the West End girls

Elaine Roberts

Audio CD

1914. Working in a bustling café on London's Shaftesbury Avenue, Joyce Taylor dreams of opening her own restaurant. But when the man she loves enlists in the war, and a surprise request comes through from her dying grandmother, Joyce's life gets turned...

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Trouble for the leading lady by Rachel Brimble

Trouble for the leading lady

Rachel Brimble

Audio CD

Bath, 1852. As a girl, Nancy Bloom longed to be part of Bath's Theatre Royal. When a man promised her parents he could find a role for Nancy in the theatre, they believed him. His lie and betrayal led to her ruin. Francis Carlyle is a theatre manager,...

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Stray angel by Kay Brellend

Stray angel

Kay Brellend

Audio CD

East London, 1915. While the man she loves is away fighting, Lily Larkin wakes up at dawn to carry crates of apples to the market stall. Left in charge of Greg's warehouse, she has blossomed from a street urchin into a shrewd tradeswoman. But the market...

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The collier's wife by Chrissie Walsh

The collier's wife

Chrissie Walsh

Audio CD

Leeds, 1918. When Amy visits her husband Jude at Beckett's Park Hospital, he doesn't recognise her. Broken after serving four devastating years in the First World War, Jude is a shadow of the man he once was. Can he ever again be the man Amy knew and...

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Fast ice by Clive Cussler

Fast ice

Clive Cussler

Audio CD

The infamous German Luftwaffe embark upon an expedition to Antarctica, hoping to set up a military base to support their goal of world domination. What the Nazis find on the icy continent indeed proves dangerous... In the present day, Kurt Austin and...

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The children's secret by Nina Monroe

The children's secret

Nina Monroe

Audio CD

Nothing ever happens in a sleepy American town like Middlebrook. Until the shocking events of one hot Saturday afternoon when, at a back-to-school party, nine children sneak off to a barn. And one child is shot by another. The press are asking questions....

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Fast track by Stephen Leather

Fast track

Stephen Leather

Audio CD

Murderous jihadists have been crossing the English Channel, passing themselves off as asylum seekers. MI5 have been keeping them under surveillance, but what starts as a simple terrorist takedown goes badly wrong and dozens of innocent civilians are killed...

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The night village by Zoe Deleuil

The night village

Zoe Deleuil

Audio CD

When Australian expat Simone moves to London to start a career, getting pregnant is not on her agenda. But she's excited to start a new life with her baby and determined to be a good mother. Even though her boyfriend Paul's cold and grey apartment in...

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The painting by Alison L. author. Booth

The painting

Alison L. author. Booth

Audio CD

When Anika Molnar flees her home country of Hungary not long before the break-up of the Soviet Union, she carries only a small suitcase - and a beautiful and much-loved painting of an auburn-haired woman in a cobalt blue dress from her family's hidde...

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Time will tell by Rhonda Forrest

Time will tell

Rhonda Forrest

Audio CD

When Jess discovered love with Daniel in the tiny outback town of Gowrie, her previous troubled life was cast aside. However, differences in their backgrounds, her doubts about real love, and the urge to return and support her twin brother Johnno forced...

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The name beneath the stone by Robert Newcome

The name beneath the stone

Robert Newcome

Audio CD

1917. Private Daniel Dawkins fights at Messines Ridge and Passchendaele. He writes home to his true love, Joyce, but reveals little of his extreme bravery, his kindness, his loyalty to his comrades and the horrors they experience on the Western Front....

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Time to heal by Michael Dixon

Time to heal

Michael Dixon

Audio CD

Time to Heal tells the story of the colourful life of a country doctor towards the end of his career. In turn shocking, sad and funny, they describe a doctor who feels poorly served by the conventional medicine of his time and finds new ways to relieve...

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You've got my number by Angela Barton

You've got my number

Angela Barton

Audio CD

There are three reasons Tess Fenton should be happy. One, her job at the Blue Olive deli is dull, but at least she gets to work with her best friend. Two, she lives in a cosy cottage in the pretty village of Halston. Three, she's in love with her boy...

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Three weddings and a proposal by Sheila O'Flanagan

Three weddings and a proposal

Sheila O'Flanagan

Audio CD

Delphie is enjoying her brother's wedding. Her surprise last-minute Plus One has stunned her family - and it's also stopped any of them asking again why she's still single. But when she sees all the missed calls that evening, she knows it can't be good...

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The great silence by Douglas Johnstone

The great silence

Douglas Johnstone

Audio CD

Keeping on top of the family funeral directors' and private-investigation businesses is no easy task for the Skelf women, and when matriarch Dorothy discovers a human foot while walking the dog, a perplexing case presents itself... Daughter Jenny and...

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Rabbit hole by Mark Billingham

Rabbit hole

Mark Billingham

Audio CD

They were meant to be safe on Fleet Ward: psychiatric patients monitored, treated, cared for. But now one of their number is found murdered, and the accusations begin to fly. Was it one of his fellow patients? A member of staff? Or did someone come in...

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The broken hearts honeymoon by Lucy Dickens

The broken hearts honeymoon

Lucy Dickens

Audio CD

Charlotte had a plan. The perfect country wedding, followed by a month-long honeymoon in Japan - but when her fiancéstarts having second thoughts, she knows there's no choice but to call off the wedding. Charlotte isn't sure she knows how to be single,...

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Echoes in the Cotswolds by Rebecca Tope

Echoes in the Cotswolds

Rebecca Tope

Audio CD

Thea Osborne agrees to do a second spell of house-sitting for Lucy Sinclair, in her new home in Northleach. Lucy is scheduled for an operation on her back in Oxford and needs Thea to look after things for a few days. Thea is glad of the change of scene...

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Due to a death by Mary Kelly

Due to a death

Mary Kelly

Audio CD

A car speeds down a road between miles of marshes and estuary flats, its passenger a young woman named Agnes - hands bloodied, numbed with fear, her world turned upside down. Meanwhile, the news of a girl found dead on the marsh is spreading round the...

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The house of death by Peter Tremayne

The house of death

Peter Tremayne

Audio CD

Ireland. AD 672. The Feast of Beltaine is approaching and the seven senior princes of the kingdom of Muman are gathering at Cashel to discuss King Colgú's policies. Just days before the council meets, Brother Conchobhar, the keeper of the sacred sword,...

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Diamond and the eye by Peter Lovesey

Diamond and the eye

Peter Lovesey

Audio CD

Of all the weird characters Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond has met in Bath, this one is the most extreme: a 21st-century private eye called Johnny Getz. Johnny has been hired by Ruby Hubbard, whose father, an antiques shop owner, has gone missing,...

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Leave the lights on by Egan Hughes

Leave the lights on

Egan Hughes

Audio CD

Their new 'smart home' is Joe's dream. A remote cottage where everything is controlled through an app. It's the perfect blend of old-world charm and modern convenience. What better place for them to escape after all Lauren's trauma? Lauren desperately...

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No honour by Awais Khan

No honour

Awais Khan

Audio CD

In 16-year-old Abida's small Pakistani village, there are age-old rules to live by, and her family's honour to protect. And, yet, her spirit is defiant and she yearns to make a home with the man she loves. When the unthinkable happens, Abida faces the...

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Afraid of the light by Douglas Kennedy

Afraid of the light

Douglas Kennedy

Audio CD

Brendan has always lived a careful, constrained life. A salesman who never liked the work, he's a man who has stayed in his marriage and his faith because it was what was expected of him. But now, having lost his job after corporate downsizing and on...

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Marion Lane and the midnight murder by T. A. author. Willberg

Marion Lane and the midnight murder

T. A. author. Willberg

Audio CD

London, 1958. Hidden deep beneath the city's streets lies the world of Miss Brickett's, a secret detective agency. Apprentice detectives at Miss Brickett's undergo rigorous training to equip them with the skills and knowledge they will need to solve ...

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All the fun of the fair by Caroline Hulse

All the fun of the fair

Caroline Hulse

Audio CD

The Fair is the only good thing that happens every year. And Fiona Larson is the only person in town who's never been. She's pretended to go - but she's never been allowed. Because, before Fiona was even born, her sister died there. This year, everything...

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Running out of road by Cath Staincliffe

Running out of road

Cath Staincliffe

Audio CD

Scarlett is dancing in the school talent show tomorrow. Nana, who Scarlett lives with since Mum died, reckons Scarlett will be on Strictly at this rate. Except Scarlett doesn't make it home from school. She's abducted by a man she never imagined she'd...

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The one hundred years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin

The one hundred years of Lenni and Margot

Marianne Cronin

Audio CD

"Life is short - no one knows that better than seventeen year-old Lenni Petterssen. On the Terminal Ward, the nurses are offering their condolences already, but Lenni still has plenty of living to do. When she meets 83-year-old Margot Macrae, a fellow...

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Sunrise by the sea by Jenny Colgan

Sunrise by the sea

Jenny Colgan

Audio CD

"Marisa Rosso is struggling. Since the death of her beloved grandfather back home in Italy, she can't seem to find a way out of her grief. She's a registrar, and knows losing grandparents is a natural part of life, so why does she feel so lost? When she...

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House of Kwa by Mimi Kwa

House of Kwa

Mimi Kwa

Audio CD

The dreamer boy travelling on dragon hide ... a tiger running alone in the night ... Mimi Kwa ignored the letter for days. When she finally opened it, the news was so shocking her hair turned grey. What kind of father sues his own daughter? This most...

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Seasons of chaos  by Elle Cosimano

Seasons of chaos

Elle Cosimano

Audio CD

As immortal Seasons, Jack and Fleur wielded powerful magic in their roles as a Winter and a Spring. Yet there wasn't magic strong enough to keep them apart and they risked everything for their love, for the freedom to live their lives as they choose ...

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Mental fitness by Paul Wood

Mental fitness

Paul Wood

Audio CD

Getting and staying mentally fit, just like getting and maintaining a high level of physical fitness, involves hard work, effort and consistency. Our level of mental fitness determines how effectively we can flourish through adversity, realise our po...

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Strictly murder by Julie Wassmer

Strictly murder

Julie Wassmer

Audio CD

It really is murder on the dance floor. A new dance school opens in Whitstable run by celebrity tango champions, Tony and Tanya Ballard. Pearl Nolan knows herself to be an ace cook and a sharp private eye but has always left the dancing to her mother,...

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Wartime blues for the Harpers girls by Rosie Clarke

Wartime blues for the Harpers girls

Rosie Clarke

Audio CD

London 1917. As the Americans enter the War, there is renewed energy in the war effort. With husbands and sons fighting for freedom, the women of Harpers are left to tackle the day-to-day affairs at home and work. With Ben Harper away, Sally fears she...

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A summer wedding for the Cornish midwife by Jo Bartlett

A summer wedding for the Cornish midwife

Jo Bartlett

Audio CD

The venue is booked, the dress is picked, and Senior Midwife Anna Jones only has to say 'I Do!' to the man she loves! Theirs might have been a whirlwind romance, but Brae Penrose is everything Anna dreamed her husband would be and she can't wait to start...

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Worn out wife seeks new life by Carmen Reid

Worn out wife seeks new life

Carmen Reid

Audio CD

Under appreciated at home, overlooked at work and now her beloved dog Bella has died. Tess has simply had enough! So in a spur of the moment act, Tess books a holiday of a lifetime for her, her two grown up kids and useless husband Dave. Maybe they can...

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Gold digger by Gillian Gooden

Gold digger

Gillian Gooden

Audio CD

Money talks... And blonde bombshell Julie isn't afraid to ask for what she wants. With her mother locked up for murder, all Julie cares about is protecting her younger sister, Frankie. But penniless and alone on the streets of Liverpool, Julie realises...

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Meet me in another life by Catriona Silvey

Meet me in another life

Catriona Silvey

Audio CD

"Thora and Santi are strangers in a foreign city when a chance encounter brings them together and intertwines their fates. Thora thinks she's finally found a kindred spirit with the same intelligence, offbeat humor, and desire to look up instead of s...

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Wilde child by Eloisa James

Wilde child

Eloisa James

Audio CD

"Already notorious for the golden hair that proves her mother’s infidelity, Lady Joan can’t seem to avoid scandals, but her latest escapade may finally ruin her: she’s determined to perform the title role of a prince - in breeches, naturally. She has...

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Hummingbird salamander by Jeff VanderMeer

Hummingbird salamander

Jeff VanderMeer

Audio CD

"A speculative thriller about the end of all things, set in an unnamed part of the Pacific Northwest. A harrowing descent into a secret world. Another winter morning in a city in the Northwest. Where, exactly? I won't tell you. Who am I? I won't tell...

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The night always comes by Willy Vlautin

The night always comes

Willy Vlautin

Audio CD

"Barely thirty, Lynette is exhausted. Saddled with bad credit and juggling multiple jobs, some illegally, she’s been diligently working to buy the house she lives in with her mother and developmentally disabled brother Kenny. Portland’s housing prices...

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Find you first by Linwood Barclay

Find you first

Linwood Barclay

Audio CD

"It's a deadly race against time ... Tech billionaire Miles has more money than he can ever spend, and everything he could dream of - except time. Now facing a terminal illness, Miles knows he must seize every minute to put his life in order. And that...

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A daughter's return by Josephine Cox

A daughter's return

Josephine Cox

Audio CD

"Florence Stanville is a woman with a past. When she moves to Guisethorpe on the east coast of England, the townsfolk are intrigued by the glamorous and mysterious stranger, with her flame-red hair and abrupt manners. Florence doesn't care about the gossips...

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The girl from the island by Lorna (Novelist) Cook

The girl from the island

Lorna (Novelist) Cook

Audio CD

"1940: When the island of Guernsey is invaded by the Nazis, two sisters are determined to rebel in any way they can. But when forced to take in a German soldier, they are shocked to find a familiar face on their doorstep - a childhood friend who has now...

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The shadow in the glass by J. J. A. Harwood

The shadow in the glass

J. J. A. Harwood

Audio CD

"Once upon a time Ella had wished for more than her life as a lowly maid. Now forced to work hard under the unforgiving, lecherous gaze of the man she once called stepfather, Ella's only refuge is in the books she reads by candlelight, secreted away in...

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The three locks by Bonnie MacBird

The three locks

Bonnie MacBird

Audio CD

"In the West End, a renowned Italian escape artist dies spectacularly on stage during a performance -- immolated in a gleaming copper cauldron of his wife's design. In Cambridge, the runaway daughter of a famous don is found drowned, her long blonde ...

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The prank by L. V. Matthews

The prank

L. V. Matthews

Audio CD

"Still grieving for her father, Eleanor Greene has a chance encounter with a man linked to his death and realises she can orchestrate the perfect revenge. But her quest becomes an obsession and soon El doesn't seem to know how to stop. Her drive for ...

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This virtual night by C. S. Friedman

This virtual night

C. S. Friedman

Audio CD

"A suicide assault has destroyed the life support system of a major waystation. All that is known about the young men responsible is that in their last living moments they were receiving messages from an uninhabited sector of space, and were playing a...

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Voyagers by Nicholas Thomas

Voyagers

Nicholas Thomas

Audio CD

"The extraordinary four-thousand year story of the settlement of the Pacific Ocean. Distinguished anthropologist Nicholas Thomas charts the course of the seaborne migrations that populated the islands between Asia and the Americas from late prehistory...

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Why the Germans do it better by John Kampfner

Why the Germans do it better

John Kampfner

Audio CD

"Emerging from a collection of disparate city states 150 years ago, no other country has had as turbulent a history as Germany or enjoyed so much prosperity in such a short time frame. Today, as much of the world succumbs to authoritarianism and democracy...

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A life lost by Cathy Glass

A life lost

Cathy Glass

Audio CD

"Jackson's mother, Kayla, can no longer cope. Having tragically lost her husband and son, Kayla is crippled with grief and unable to manage Jackson's challenging behaviour. Aggressive, confrontational and often running away, Jackson's mother puts him...

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Dark memories by Liz Mistry

Dark memories

Liz Mistry

Audio CD

"When the body of a homeless woman is found under Bradford’s railway arches, DS Nikki Parekh and her trusty partner DC Sajid Malik are on the case. With little evidence, it’s impossible to make a breakthrough, and when Nikki receives a newspaper clip...

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The castaways by Lucy Clarke

The castaways

Lucy Clarke

Audio CD

"Day One on the island ... Seven strangers journey to Fiji for the holiday of a lifetime. But the unthinkable happens - the plane crashing on a remote island, miles from home, miles from safety. Day Thirteen on the island ... Thrown together in the wreckage...

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Odd bird by Lee Farnsworth

Odd bird

Lee Farnsworth

Audio CD

"Simon Selwood is an academic expert on the monogamous sexual behaviour of birds, but hopeless at finding human love. Then he meets Kim, and at last something is more important to him than ornithology. Kim doesn't give a hoot about birds. And at first...

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Renegade by Rob (Thriller writer) Sinclair

Renegade

Rob (Thriller writer) Sinclair

Audio CD

"James Ryker, a veteran intelligence agent now freelancer, working for the secretive Joint Intelligence agency on an op-by-op basis, finds himself embroiled in a complicated mission that will test him to his limit. When a simple surveillance mission goes...

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Ruthless women by Melanie Blake

Ruthless women

Melanie Blake

Audio CD

"Falcon Bay was the world's most popular soap opera, filmed on location on a tiny, idyllic island off Jersey. But with ratings falling, a new network owner, the beautiful and malevolent Madeline Kane, arrives on the private island determined to do whatever...

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Shadow of the hawk by David (Fiction writer) Gilman

Shadow of the hawk

David (Fiction writer) Gilman

Audio CD

"Winter, 1364. The king is dead. Defeated on the field of Poitiers, Jean Le Bon, King of France, honoured his treaty with England until his death. His son and heir, Charles V, has no intention of doing the same. War is coming and the predators are ci...

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The gran tour by Ben Aitken

The gran tour

Ben Aitken

Audio CD

"When Ben Aitken heard that his gran had enjoyed a four-night holiday, including four three-course dinners, four cooked breakfasts, four games of bingo, a pair of excursions, 16 pints of lager and luxury return coach travel, all for 100 pounds, he th...

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The hobbit by J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel) Tolkien

The hobbit

J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel) Tolkie...

Audio CD

"Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling further than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard, Gandalf, and a company of thirteen dwarves arrive on his...

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Beyond kidding by Lynda Clark

Beyond kidding

Lynda Clark

Audio CD

"When Robert (or Kidder, as his best friend calls him) decides to impress at a job interview by making up a son, he discovers that maintaining the lie is far harder than he thought - so he invents a story that 'Brodie' has been kidnapped. After all, it's...

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Anatomy of a killing by Ian Cobain

Anatomy of a killing

Ian Cobain

Audio CD

"The untold story of an IRA unit, and a killing that has echoed across the decades. On the morning of Saturday 22nd April 1978, members of an Active Service Unit of the IRA hijacked a car and crossed the countryside to the town of Lisburn. Within an hour,...

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City of ghosts by Ben Creed

City of ghosts

Ben Creed

Audio CD

"Leningrad, 1951. The shadow of war lingers. Revol Rossel - once a virtuoso violinist with a glittering future - is now a humble state militia cop, forced to investigate desperate crimes in this desperate era. But when five frozen corpses are found n...

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Democracy for sale by Peter Geoghegan

Democracy for sale

Peter Geoghegan

Audio CD

"Democracy is in crisis. Politicians lie gleefully, making wild claims that can be shared instantly with millions of people on social media. Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, Jair Bolsonaro and populists in many other countries are the beneficiaries. Democracy...

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Hana Khan carries on by Uzma Jalaluddin

Hana Khan carries on

Uzma Jalaluddin

Audio CD

"Sales are slow at Three Sisters Biryani Poutine, the only halal restaurant in the close-knit Golden Crescent neighborhood of Toronto. Hana waitresses there part time, but what she really wants is to tell stories on the radio. If she can just outshine...

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Ice creams at Emerald Cove by Holly (Novelist) Martin

Ice creams at Emerald Cove

Holly (Novelist) Martin

Audio CD

"Skye Philips and Jesse Hamilton have a complicated relationship. They've been neighbours, best friends and even briefly married. But ever since Skye returned to the beautiful shores of Jewel Island to help her sisters Aria and Clover run their family...

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Whitsunday dawn by Annie Seaton

Whitsunday dawn

Annie Seaton

Audio CD

When Olivia Sheridan arrives in the Whitsundays as spokesperson for a big mining company, it should be a straightforward presentation to the town about their proposed project. But when a handsome local fisherman shows her what ecological impact the p...

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The lost valley by Jennifer Scoullar

The lost valley

Jennifer Scoullar

Audio CD

Tasmania, 1929: Ten-year-old-twins Tom and Harry Abbott are orphaned by a tragedy that shocks Hobart society. They find sanctuary with their reclusive grandmother, growing up in the remote and rugged Binburra ranges - a place where kind-hearted Tom discovers...

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Two-way murder by E. C. R. Lorac

Two-way murder

E. C. R. Lorac

Audio CD

It is a dark and misty night and bachelors Nicholas and Ian are driving to the ball at Fordings, a beautiful concert hall in the countryside. There waits the charming Dilys Maine, and a party buzzing with rumours of one Rosemary Reeve who disappeared...

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Perfect lie by Claire Sheldon

Perfect lie

Claire Sheldon

Audio CD

Jen Garner tries her best to be 'wife and mother of the year'. She helps organise school plays and accompanies her husband to company dinners, all with a big smile on her face. But Jen has started to receive strange gifts in the post... first flowers,...

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Palace of the drowned by Christine (Christine Rose) author. Mangan

Palace of the drowned

Christine (Christine Rose) author. ...

Audio CD

Sequestered within an aging palazzo, Frankie Croy finds comfort in the emptiness of Venice in winter. Desperate to rediscover the success of her first novel, she attempts to ignore the growing fear that the end of her career is imminent. And then Gil...

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Sunrise by the sea by Jenny Colgan

Sunrise by the sea

Jenny Colgan

Audio CD

Marisa Rosso is struggling. Since the death of her beloved grandfather back home in Italy, she can't seem to find a way out of her grief. So when her flatmate offers her one of his uncle's rentals on a remote tidal island off the Cornish Coast, Marisa...

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Above and beyond by Saskia Swann

Above and beyond

Saskia Swann

Audio CD

Heavily in debt, and earning peanuts as a 'trolley dolly', Saskia Swann desperately needed to get her life back on track. After a chance meeting, she landed a job as cabin crew - but this time on a private jet. Suddenly, she found herself transported...

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The pact by S. J. author. Bolton

The pact

S. J. author. Bolton

Audio CD

A golden summer, and six talented friends are looking forward to the brightest of futures - until a daredevil game goes horribly wrong, and a woman and two children are killed. Eighteeen-year-old Megan takes the blame, leaving the others free to get on...

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The orange grove by Rosanna Ley

The orange grove

Rosanna Ley

Audio CD

Holly loves making marmalade. She returns to the Dorset landscape of her childhood to open Bitter Orange, a shop celebrating the fruit that first inspired her. Holly's mother Ella has always loved Seville. So why is she reluctant to go back there with...

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Fletchers End by D. E. (Dorothy Emily) Stevenson

Fletchers End

D. E. (Dorothy Emily) Stevenson

Audio CD

Shortly before Bel's marriage to Ellis Brownlee, her friend, Louise Armstrong, goes house hunting for them and discovers a charming but neglected old stone cottage in the Cotswolds. Bel adores the house, called Fletchers End. Ellis buys the place from...

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Shadows over the Spanish sun by Caroline Montague

Shadows over the Spanish sun

Caroline Montague

Audio CD

Mia Ferris's heart has always belonged in Spain. Every childhood summer was spent at her grandfather's hacienda. So when she learns that he has fallen from his horse, she knows that she belongs by his bedside - even if it means leaving behind her life...

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Murder at Madame Tussauds by Jim Eldridge

Murder at Madame Tussauds

Jim Eldridge

Audio CD

London, 1896. Madame Tussauds opens to find one of its nightwatchmen decapitated and his colleague nowhere to be found. To the police, the case seems simple: one killed the other and fled, but workers at the museum aren't convinced. Although forbidden...

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Murder on the island by Daisy White

Murder on the island

Daisy White

Audio CD

When recently divorced Chloe Canton is gifted her grandmother's house in Bermuda in her will, it seems a perfect time for a fresh start. Her chance at paradise comes with a rundown business, a neighbour who is putting pressure on her to sell up for.....

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Robin Hood and the Castle of Bones by Angus Donald

Robin Hood and the Castle of Bones

Angus Donald

Audio CD

Spring 1192. Robin Hood and his band of men, travelling home from the Third Crusade, find themselves in the lush, wine-rich Duchy of Burgundy. When they are captured by a renegade knight, and taken across the River Saone to the rival County of Burgundy,...

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The best things by Mel Giedroyc

The best things

Mel Giedroyc

Audio CD

Sally Parker is struggling to find the hero inside herself. All she wants to do is lie down. Her husband Frank has lost his business, their home and their savings, in one fell swoop. Their bank cards are being declined. The children have gone feral. And...

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Hostage by Clare Mackintosh

Hostage

Clare Mackintosh

Audio CD

The atmosphere on board the first non-stop flight from London to Sydney is electric. Celebrities are rumoured to be among the passengers in business class, and the world is watching the landmark journey. Flight attendant Mina is trying to focus on th...

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The coldest case by Martin Walker

The coldest case

Martin Walker

Audio CD

Bruno Courrèges is Chief of Police of the lovely town of St Denis in the Dordogne. His main wish is to keep the local people safe. For 30 years, Bruno's boss, J-J, has been obsessed with his first case. A young male body was found in the woods near St...

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The last house on Needless Street by Catriona Ward

The last house on Needless Street

Catriona Ward

Audio CD

This is the story of a murderer. A stolen child. Revenge. This is the story of Ted, who lives with his daughter Lauren and his cat Olivia in an ordinary house at the end of an ordinary street. All these things are true. And yet some of them are lies....

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The Stratford murder by Mike Hollow

The Stratford murder

Mike Hollow

Audio CD

October 1940. Bombs are falling on Stratford when air-raid warden Sylvia Parks sees a house with a light shining like a beacon to the enemy aircraft overhead, violating the strict blackout regulations. With no answer at the door she manages to break in,...

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Powder smoke by Andrew Martin

Powder smoke

Andrew Martin

Audio CD

York railway station, December 1925. Detective Inspector Jim Stringer is enjoying a pint in the Parlour Bar before accompanying his wife, Lydia, to a charitable function. But Jim is alarmed to see a man pointing a revolver in his direction. His thoughts...

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Love and fury by Samantha Silva

Love and fury

Samantha Silva

Audio CD

August, 1797. When Mary Wollstonecraft's labour begins everything appears normal, and she anticipates being back at her usual occupations before too long. However, after her baby girl, her second daughter, is delivered, both mother and child will fight...

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City of Zirdai by Maria V. Snyder

City of Zirdai

Maria V. Snyder

Audio CD

"'It's suicide, Shyla. You're the prize they want.' Through her courage and tenacity, Shyla Sun-Kissed has awoken the power of The Eyes of Tamburah. But this feat only marks the beginning of the challenges that the magical order, the Invisible Sword,...

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The cookbook of common prayer by Francesca Haig

The cookbook of common prayer

Francesca Haig

Audio CD

"When Gill and Gabe's eldest son drowns overseas, they decide they must hide the truth from their desperately unwell teenaged daughter. But as Gill begins to send letters from her dead son to his sister, the increasingly elaborate lie threatens to prove...

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The Hobbit by J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel) Tolkien

The Hobbit

J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel) Tolkie...

Audio CD

Whisked away from his comfortable, unambitious life in his hobbit-hole in Bag End by Gandalf the wizard and a band of dwarves, Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dange...

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