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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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Cold as hell by 1972- author. Lilja Sigurðardóttir

Cold as hell

1972- author. Lilja Sigurðardóttir

Audio CD

Icelandic sisters Áróra and Ísafold live in different countries and arent on speaking terms, but when their mother loses contact with Ísafold, Áróra reluctantly returns to Iceland to find her sister. But she soon realises that her sister isn't avoiding...

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The wartime singers by Lesley Eames

The wartime singers

Lesley Eames

Audio CD

London, 1914. Sick and injured servicemen are returning home and Lizzie Kellaway and her godmother Margaret Penrose are determined to do their bit to help them. With Lizzie's beautiful singing voice and Margaret's talent for the piano, concerts in ho...

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Bargain bride by Iris Gower

Bargain bride

Iris Gower

Audio CD

Young Charlotte Mortimer loves her job teaching the poor children in the local school and she is happy with her steadfast fiancé Luke. Then, one day, a terrible mining explosion rocks the town and suddenly everything Charlotte thinks she knows is thrown...

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The girls in blue by Fenella-Jane Miller

The girls in blue

Fenella-Jane Miller

Audio CD

Jane Hadley has nothing to lose when she runs away to join the Women's Auxiliary Air Force. Whatever faces her in war-torn London can't be any worse than staying at home with her abusive father. The city is nothing like she could have imagined, but she's...

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Her wartime secret by Emma Hornby

Her wartime secret

Emma Hornby

Audio CD

Lancashire, 1940. Janie and her husband James have a strong, loving marriage. A move from an inner-city slum to a peaceful new estate outside of Bolton should have been a fresh start for them and their three children, but when war is declared and Jam...

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A girl called Hope by Kay Seeley

A girl called Hope

Kay Seeley

Audio CD

London's East End. Life for Hope Daniels in the public house run by her parents is not as it seems. Pa drinks and gambles, brother John longs for a place of his own, sister Violet dreams of a life on stage and little Alfie is being bullied at school....

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A wing and a prayer by M. W. author. Arnold

A wing and a prayer

M. W. author. Arnold

Audio CD

When Betty Palmer's sister dies under suspicious circumstances whilst landing her Tiger Moth, Betty and three other women pilots of the Air Transport Auxiliary in WWII England unite to discover who killed her and why. Estranged from her family, Penny...

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A summer to remember in Herring Bay by Angela Britnell

A summer to remember in Herring Bay

Angela Britnell

Audio CD

Essy Havers is good at finding things. Her company specialises in helping clients track down anything, from missing china pieces to rare vintage clothing. But now Essy has something more important to find: herself. Essy has always been curious about ...

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Forgotten in death  by J. D. Robb

Forgotten in death

J. D. Robb

Audio CD

Lieutenant Eve Dallas hasn't even arrived at work when her first call of the day comes in. Alva Quirk - 46 years old, sidewalk sleeper - was beaten to death with a crowbar. Eve has barely had time to examine the crime scene when her second victim of ...

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Saying goodbye to Tuesday by Chris Manby

Saying goodbye to Tuesday

Chris Manby

Audio CD

Stupendo knows a lot of things. He knows his life with Tuesday and baby William is the best he could dream of. Stupendo knows that he's a very lucky dog. But what Stupendo doesn't know is that last week he was killed by a car outside his home. Stupen...

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The memory tree by Jennifer Scoullar

The memory tree

Jennifer Scoullar

Audio CD

When forest protests engulf a tiny Tasmanian timber town, one family's century of secrets threatens to destroy a marriage - and bring down a government. Matt Abbott, head ranger at beautiful Binburra National Park, is a man with something to hide. He...

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Waiting for Ana by Annie Seaton

Waiting for Ana

Annie Seaton

Audio CD

Blake Buchanan and Ana Delaney lived in a shared house at university, and could never see eye-to-eye about anything. Except for one night of passion... before Ana left without a word, never expecting to cross paths with Blake again. Years later, Blake...

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The stranding by Kate Sawyer

The stranding

Kate Sawyer

Audio CD

Ruth lives in the heart of the city. Working, drinking, falling in love: the rhythm of her vivid and complicated life is set against a background hum of darkening news reports, from which she deliberately turns away. When a new romance becomes claust...

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True West by David Whish-Wilson

True West

David Whish-Wilson

Audio CD

Western Australia, 1988. After betraying the Knights motorcycle gang, 17-year-old Lee Southern flees to the city with nothing left to lose. Working as a rogue tow-truck driver in Perth, he is captured by right-wing extremists whose combination of seduction...

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School days by Jack Sheffield

School days

Jack Sheffield

Audio CD

The year is 1976 and Jack Sheffield never wants to leave his job. Jack has been the deputy head teacher at Newbridge Primary School for six years now, and he's happy exactly where he is - even if it sometimes feels like there are a few things missing...

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These names make clues by E. C. R. Lorac

These names make clues

E. C. R. Lorac

Audio CD

Chief Inspector Macdonald has been invited to a treasure hunt party at the house of the Graham Coombe, the celebrated publisher of Murder by Mesmerism. The clues of the hunt have been devised by Coombe's thriller-writer friends, disguised on the night...

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White Christmas by Katie Flynn

White Christmas

Katie Flynn

Audio CD

December 1938. Rozalin Sachs has grown up in the vibrant city of Frankfurt. But with the Nazi Revolution gaining power, her family is forced to flee Germany. When a tragic accident separates Roz from her parents, she finds herself aboard the Kindertr...

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Three debts paid by Anne Perry

Three debts paid

Anne Perry

Audio CD

It is February 1912 when barrister Daniel Pitt is reunited with his old college friend, Inspector Ian Frobisher. Following allegations of plagiarism, one of their Cambridge University professors has committed an assault, and Ian has recommended that ...

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The smuggler's girl by Jennie Felton

The smuggler's girl

Jennie Felton

Audio CD

Cecile has been raised to a life of privilege at Polruan House, by her widowed father and aunt. Now she's of age, they are determined that she make a proper match, but Cecile's heart belongs to their coachman, Sam. When Sam turns to his friend, smuggler...

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The girls from the beach by Andie Newton

The girls from the beach

Andie Newton

Audio CD

When Kit and Red set foot on French soil during the Normandy landings, they know they have to rely on each other. As they head for the battlefield, their aim is simple: save lives. But when they're called away on a top-secret mission to patch up a few...

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Protector by Conn Iggulden

Protector

Conn Iggulden

Audio CD

Themistocles stands as the battle-scarred leader of Athens. Yet he is no nobleman and is distrusted by many. But those who stand against him cannot argue with two things: his victories as a warrior, and the vast Persian army heading their way... And ...

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The night caller by Martina Murphy

The night caller

Martina Murphy

Audio CD

On Doogarth East Bog, Achill Island, a body is found. The close community is stunned to learn that it's Lisa Moran, a popular teacher who disappeared two days earlier. DS Lucy Golden is assigned to the case. For her, it's personal. As an Achill native,...

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Death's long shadow by Judith Cutler

Death's long shadow

Judith Cutler

Audio CD

On a freezing winter's night, the residents of Thorncroft House are roused from their beds by an unexpected visitor. Although Lady Stanton seems reluctant to explain the reasons for her visit, housekeeper Harriet Rowsley would never turn a stranger from...

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The library by Bella Osborne

The library

Bella Osborne

Audio CD

Tom is a teenager and blends into the background of life. After a row with his dad, and facing an unhappy future at the dog food factory, he escapes to the library. Tom unwittingly ends up with a bagful of romance novels and comes under the suspicion...

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Baking bad by Kim M. author. Watt

Baking bad

Kim M. author. Watt

Audio CD

A tranquil village. A poisoned cupcake. A murdered vicar. A simple case - or it should be. But all clues point to the Toot Hansell Womens Institute, and Detective Inspector Adams is about to discover theres much more to the W.I. than just bake sales and...

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New Orleans night by Stephen Leather

New Orleans night

Stephen Leather

Audio CD

New Orleans. They call it the Big Easy, but there's nothing easy about Jack Nightingales latest case. Dead usually means dead, but corpses are coming back to life and carrying out targeted killings. The supernatural detective is called in to investigate,...

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The dockland murder by Mike Hollow

The dockland murder

Mike Hollow

Audio CD

November 1940. Darkness descends and another anxious night begins for those tasked with guarding the industrial heartland of London from enemy attack. As a policeman patrols the Royal Albert Dock, something catches his eye - a man is sprawled awkwardly...

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One more Christmas at the castle by Trisha Ashley

One more Christmas at the castle

Trisha Ashley

Audio CD

Elderly widow Sabine knows this will be her last Christmas in her beloved home, Mitras Castle. Determined to make it just like the ones she remembers from her childhood, she employs Dido Jones of Heavenly Houseparties to help with the big day. Dido i...

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The rabbit factor by Antti Tuomainen

The rabbit factor

Antti Tuomainen

Audio CD

What makes life perfect? Insurance mathematician Henri Koskinen knows the answer because he calculates everything down to the last decimal. And then, Henri is faced with the incalculable. After suddenly losing his job, Henri inherits an adventure park...

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Her last request by Mari Hannah

Her last request

Mari Hannah

Audio CD

A Hidden Clue. A victim reaches out from the grave to the SIO who will investigate her death. This is not what DCI Kate Daniels expects to find concealed at a crime scene. A Desperate Plea. The note contains a last request: 'Find Aaron'. But is Kate ...

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Featherweight by Mick Kitson

Featherweight

Mick Kitson

Audio CD

Annie Perry is born beside the coal-muddied canals of the Black Country, at the height of the industrial revolution. The youngest in a large Romani family who cannot afford to keep her, when she is eight years old Annie is sold as a servant to the famous...

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Complications by Danielle Steel

Complications

Danielle Steel

Audio CD

"The Louis XVI Hotel on the rue Boissy d'Anglas just off the Faubourg St. Honore in Paris had been closed for renovations for four years. The street it was on was particularly appropriate, open only to foot traffic. It was guarded by a policeman, who...

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Billy Summers by Stephen King

Billy Summers

Stephen King

Audio CD

"Billy Summers is a man in a room with a gun. He's a killer for hire and the best in the business. But he'll do the job only if the target is a truly bad guy. And now Billy wants out. But first there is one last hit. Billy is among the best snipers in...

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Malibu rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Malibu rising

Taylor Jenkins Reid

Audio CD

"August 1983. Everyone wants to be around the famous Rivas: Nina, talented surfer and supermodel; brothers Jay and Hud, one a championship surfer, the other a renowned photographer; and their baby sister, Kit. The siblings are a source of fascination...

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The Windsor diaries, 1940-45 by Alathea Fitzalan Howard

The Windsor diaries, 1940-45

Alathea Fitzalan Howard

Audio CD

"Alathea's home life was an unhappy one. Her parents had separated and so during the war she was sent to live with her grandfather, Viscount Fitzalan of Derwent, at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park. There Alathea found the affection and harmony...

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Devil in disguise by Lisa Kleypas

Devil in disguise

Lisa Kleypas

Audio CD

"Lady Merritt Sterling, a strong-willed young widow who's running her late husband's shipping company, knows London society is dying to catch her in a scandal. So far, she's been too smart to provide them with one. But then she meets Keir MacRae, a.....

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The rose code by Kate Quinn

The rose code

Kate Quinn

Audio CD

"A heart-stopping World War II story of three female code breakers at Bletchley Park and the spy they must root out after the war is over. 1940. As England prepares to fight the Nazis, three very different women answer the call to mysterious country ...

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The accused by Owen Mullen

The accused

Owen Mullen

Audio CD

Glasgow PI Charlie Cameron knew Kim Rafferty was bad news the moment they met. Desperate people always spelled trouble in his experience, and Mrs Rafferty was as desperate as they come. What she was asking for was insane. If he agreed to help the wife...

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Autumn dreams at Mermaids Point by Sarah (Romance fiction writer) author. Bennett

Autumn dreams at Mermaids Point

Sarah (Romance fiction writer) author....

Audio CD

When her dreams of young love were cruelly shattered, Nerissa Morgan found it hard to move on. Now, at forty-three, everyone around her is enjoying life while she's just going through the motions. With her boss retiring and rumours of a new doctor coming...

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Fire and fury for the tobacco girls by Lizzie Lane

Fire and fury for the tobacco girls

Lizzie Lane

Audio CD

Bristol 1941. As the clouds of war grow bleaker both at home and abroad, the Tobacco Girls are determined to do their bit for King and Country. To that end Maisie Miles and Bridget Milligan become voluntary ambulance drivers. As well as coping with t...

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Will they, won't they? by Portia MacIntosh

Will they, won't they?

Portia MacIntosh

Audio CD

Emmy Palmer is the star of Bragadon Forest, the biggest fantasy series on TV; adored by the public, living the life of glamour and luxury in London. But when scandal strikes, Emmy must escape the city and return to her seaside hometown to lie low and...

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The wedding pact by Isla Gordon

The wedding pact

Isla Gordon

Audio CD

August Anderson needs somewhere to live. Dumped by her boyfriend who would rather be alone than move in with her, she has almost given up on happiness. Until she notices that the beautiful Georgian townhouse she's long admired is looking for a new te...

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Hope and happiness in Bluebell Wood by Ali McNamara

Hope and happiness in Bluebell Wood

Ali McNamara

Audio CD

Ava loves city life but when something happens to make her feel unsafe, she retreats to the calm and quiet of Bluebell Wood. When Ava begins to feed the wild birds that flock to her bird table, they start leaving her trinkets of appreciation in return....

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The vacancy by Libby Carpenter

The vacancy

Libby Carpenter

Audio CD

Running from her past, Rachel answers an advert to be a live-in assistant to glamorous and eccentric author Dorothy Winters. But behind the closed doors of Dorothy's house, she quickly discovers that nothing is as it seems. When Dorothy's manuscript throws...

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Before you were gone by Sheila Bugler

Before you were gone

Sheila Bugler

Audio CD

Emer Doran's life was torn apart when her sister, Kitty, drowned. Her body was never recovered. Twenty years later, Emer sees a woman who is the image of Kitty and is convinced her sister is alive. Dee Doran jumps at the chance to get to know her lon...

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Three's a crowd by Simon Booker

Three's a crowd

Simon Booker

Audio CD

Out-of-work actor Harriet is recuperating from a crash-and-burn affair with Damian - aka 'Cockweasel' - and making ends meet as a barista when she meets two rather lovely men. Tom is a regular at the café and seems like such a nice guy. Smooth-talking...

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Magic lessons by Alice Hoffman

Magic lessons

Alice Hoffman

Audio CD

We first met the Owens in the glorious novel Practical magic. We discovered the tragedy of the Owens siblings in Rules of magic. Now we learn how it all began... with a baby abandoned in a snowy English field in the 1600s. Under the care of gentle Ha...

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Replace you by Andrew Ewart

Replace you

Andrew Ewart

Audio CD

Trapped inside a secure hospital after what may not be her first suicide attempt, Mya Dala's only contact with the outside world is a TV screen. One day it starts to show videos of her sweet, gentle boyfriend Marc - hand-in-hand with her doppelganger....

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Buried by Elle Croft

Buried

Elle Croft

Audio CD

The Artist. No one knows who The Sculptor is. A successful artist, whose works sell for millions - each one with a deadly secret at the centre. The Killer. There's a serial killer on the loose - dismembering women's bodies and leaving them washed up along...

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Back to you by Tammy Robinson

Back to you

Tammy Robinson

Audio CD

When Finn and Zoe meet, they fall in love hard and fast. But Finn is about to go travelling, fulfilling a promise to his late sister to raise money in support of her illness. It's terrible timing, but Zoe knows their feelings are strong enough to stand...

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Wartime with the tram girls by Lynn Johnson

Wartime with the tram girls

Lynn Johnson

Audio CD

July 1914. Britain is in turmoil as WW1 begins to change the world. While the young men disappear off to foreign battlefields, the women left at home throw themselves into jobs meant for the boys. Hiding her privileged background and her suffragette ...

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I'll be seeing you by Rosie Archer

I'll be seeing you

Rosie Archer

Audio CD

1943. After the heartache of the previous year, Connie Baxter now appears to have everything a girl could want. There is Ace, a man who loves her. She enjoys an enviable lifestyle despite the deprivations of war. She has friends and a job she adores as...

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The woman from Beaumont farm by AnneMarie Brear

The woman from Beaumont farm

AnneMarie Brear

Audio CD

West Yorkshire, 1914. Newly married to Noah Jackson, Beth is happily content working on her family's market stall while Noah fulfils his dreams of being a teacher. When war erupts, Beth's peaceful life is shattered by events beyond her control. Noah enlists...

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The rowan tree by Iris Gower

The rowan tree

Iris Gower

Audio CD

When her beloved father dies, Manon Jenkins is left homeless and alone. She longs for Caradoc Jones, son of a famous Welsh cattle drover and, in desperation, she accepts a job as chaperone to Caradoc's spoilt sister Georgina, and joins the drovers on...

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Over and out by Fenella-Jane Miller

Over and out

Fenella-Jane Miller

Audio CD

White Waltham, 1943. As Italy surrenders and victory looms on the horizon, Ellie's doing what she does best - flying. And this time, she's rising to the sky in four-engined Halifaxes. Determined to keep doing her bit, Ellie's successes in the airfield...

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Under a spitfire sky by Ellie Curzon

Under a spitfire sky

Ellie Curzon

Audio CD

It's 1944, and Florence is a talented engineer in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force, patching up planes to make sure that the brave Spitfire pilots of Cottisbourne airbase return safely day after day. When she befriends the new squadron leader - shy, h...

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Into the dark by Stuart Johnstone

Into the dark

Stuart Johnstone

Audio CD

The brutal murder of ten-year-old Callum Bradley sent shockwaves across Scotland but, as the weeks have stretched on with no solid leads, the investigation has been scaled back. Sergeant Don Colyear, Community Police Officer, is tasked with tying up a...

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Steam trains today by Andrew Martin

Steam trains today

Andrew Martin

Audio CD

After the Beeching cuts of the 1960s, many railways were 'rationalised' and gradually shut down. Rural communities were isolated without ready access to the main lines and steam trains slowly gave way to diesel and electric traction. But some people were...

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Phone for the fish knives by Daisy Waugh

Phone for the fish knives

Daisy Waugh

Audio CD

When Hollywood wants to do a remake of the film that made Tode Hall famous, India and Egbert are delighted. They envisage a summer of free money and star-studded dinner parties ahead... But the Hall is soon overrun by wardrobe trucks and catering tents,...

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Prisoner by S. R. author. White

Prisoner

S. R. author. White

Audio CD

When a man is found savagely 'crucified' amidst a murky swamp in northern Australia, detective Dana Russo and her team are called to a shocking scene. The victim is a convicted rapist, just released from prison, who years earlier committed an atrocious...

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Mara's choice by Anna Jacobs

Mara's choice

Anna Jacobs

Audio CD

When Mara Gregory receives a letter from the father whom she believed to have died when she was a child, her world is turned upside down. Aaron Buchanan only discovered that he had a daughter a couple of years ago and now he's desperate to play a part...

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Black hands by Martin Van Beynen

Black hands

Martin Van Beynen

Audio CD

It's a story that began in a rickety old home on a cold June morning in 1994, where five members of a seemingly ordinary New Zealand family were gunned down. There were two suspects. One lay dead from a single bullet to the head. The other was the on...

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The secrets of Ashmore castle by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

The secrets of Ashmore castle

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Audio CD

1901. When the Earl of Stainton dies in a tragic hunting accident, Giles, the eldest son of the noble Tallant family must step forward to replace him as the head of the family. The Tallants and their servants struggle to find their place in the house...

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The chancellor's secret by Susanna Gregory

The chancellor's secret

Susanna Gregory

Audio CD

In 1360, the Great Bridge over the River Cam is close to collapse. As arguments rage over raising the money, differences are coming to the boil over the election of a new Chancellor. Then the discovery of a body under the bridge and the disappearance...

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Murder at the Seaview Hotel by Glenda Young

Murder at the Seaview Hotel

Glenda Young

Audio CD

After the death of her husband Tom, Helen Dexter is contemplating her future as the now sole proprietor of the Seaview Hotel. There's an offer from a hotel chain developer to consider, but also a booking from a group of twelve Elvis impersonators. Tom...

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Murder after midnight by Lesley Cookman

Murder after midnight

Lesley Cookman

Audio CD

When a woman's body is found on the local golf course after an illicit New Year's party, news quickly spreads, and Libby Serjeant finds herself being tracked down by locals desperate to share information about the victim, Jackie Stapleton. But things...

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Daisy's Christmas gift shop by Hannah Pearl

Daisy's Christmas gift shop

Hannah Pearl

Audio CD

Daisy Kirk is a sucker for a love story, which is why she opened up her gift shop - because there's nothing that makes Daisy happier than when she's helped someone find the perfect Christmas gift for their loved one. And she absolutely does not just ...

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The tears of Monterini by Amanda Weinberg

The tears of Monterini

Amanda Weinberg

Audio CD

Italy, 1921. Yacobo Levi, an intellectual dreamer, works in the family bookshop. Angelo Ghione, a contadino, makes good wine by singing to the grapes. Lifetime best friends, their Jewish and Catholic families live side by side amidst a backdrop of vi...

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A rattle of bones by Douglas Skelton

A rattle of bones

Douglas Skelton

Audio CD

In 1752, Seamus a'Ghlynne, James of the Glen, was executed for the murder of government man Colin Campbell. He was almost certainly innocent. When banners are placed at his gravesite claiming that his namesake, James Stewart, is innocent of murder, r...

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The nameless ones by John Connolly

The nameless ones

John Connolly

Audio CD

In Amsterdam, four people are butchered in a canal house, their remains arranged around the crucified form of their patriarch, De Jaager: fixer, go-between, and confidante of the assassin named Louis. The men responsible for the murders are Serbian w...

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An untidy death by Simon Brett

An untidy death

Simon Brett

Audio CD

When Alexandra Richards approaches professional declutterer Ellen Curtis to ask her to help sort out her mother's chaotic flat, Ellen gets the impression Alexandra doesn't like her mother very much. But when Ingrid Richards' body is discovered in her...

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Survive the night by Riley Sager

Survive the night

Riley Sager

Audio CD

Behind the wheel is Josh Baxter, a stranger Casey met by the college ride share board, who also has a good reason for leaving university in the middle of term. On the road they share their stories, carefully avoiding the subject dominating the news -...

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The stone chamber by Kate Ellis

The stone chamber

Kate Ellis

Audio CD

On a summer's evening, Robert and Greta Gerdner are shot dead at their isolated home in the Devon countryside. DI Wesley Peterson suspects the execution-style murders might be linked to Robert's past career in the police - until Robert's name is found...

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The chianti flask by Marie Belloc Lowndes

The chianti flask

Marie Belloc Lowndes

Audio CD

A quiet, enigmatic young woman called Laura Dousland is on trial for murder, accused of poisoning her elderly husband, Fordish Dousland. The couple's Italian servant, Angelo Terugi, chief witness for the prosecution, is on the stand and is also under...

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The museum of diaries by Clare Morrall

The museum of diaries

Clare Morrall

Audio CD

Forced into retirement, history professor Ellen Kershaw finds herself at a loose end. So when she is contacted by a reclusive billionaire, with an unusual proposition, her interest is piqued. Theodore Shepherd is funding a museum for diaries, and he ...

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The madness of crowds by Louise Penny

The madness of crowds

Louise Penny

Audio CD

When Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is asked to provide crowd control at a statistics lecture given at the Universite de l'Estrie in Quebec, he is dubious. Why ask the head of homicide to provide security for what sounds like a minor, even mundane lecture?...

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Russian roulette by Stephen Leather

Russian roulette

Stephen Leather

Audio CD

Russian troops are preparing to cross the border into Belarus, threatening its independence. The only thing facing them are an armed partisan group but they are poorly trained and will be no match for the Russians. The British Government wants an ind...

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My policeman by Bethan Roberts

My policeman

Bethan Roberts

Audio CD

It is in 1950s Brighton that Marion first catches sight of Tom. He teaches her to swim in the shadow of the pier and Marion is smitten - determined her love will be enough for them both. A few years later in Brighton Museum Patrick meets Tom. Patrick...

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The dictator's muse by Nigel Farndale

The dictator's muse

Nigel Farndale

Audio CD

As Hitler's grip on power tightens, preparations are being made for the Berlin Olympics. Leni Riefenstahl is the pioneering, sexually-liberated star film-maker of the Third Reich. She has been chosen by Hitler to capture the Olympics on celluloid. Kim...

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Lil's bus trip by Judy Leigh

Lil's bus trip

Judy Leigh

Audio CD

It's always a good time for a road trip... When 82-year-old Lil decides to book herself, her 65-year-old daughter, Cassie, and her friend Maggie on a bus trip across Europe, she hopes for a little adventure to counteract the monotony of life in shelt...

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Snowflakes over the Starfish Café by Jessica Redland

Snowflakes over the Starfish Café

Jessica Redland

Audio CD

Two broken hearts. Since she inherited The Starfish Café, Hollie has poured her heart into the business, striving to keep her mother's traditions and warm-hearted spirit alive. But behind closed doors Hollie is searching for true happiness as she grieves...

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A midwinter match by Jane Lovering

A midwinter match

Jane Lovering

Audio CD

Ruby Oldbridge needs to learn to take her own advice. A brilliant counsellor at work in York, she is however floundering in her own life. Her romantic track record is woeful, her finances are in a pickle, and she's back in a house-share after splitting...

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Mersey angels by Sheila Riley

Mersey angels

Sheila Riley

Audio CD

1916 LIVERPOOL. Following the death of her father, Ruby Swift, and husband Archie finally move back into Ashland Hall. As the Great War rages, fathers and sons take the King's Shilling and head off to fight the unknown enemy, not knowing what horrors...

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I couldn't love you more by Esther Freud

I couldn't love you more

Esther Freud

Audio CD

"A sweeping story of three generations of women, crossing from London to Ireland and back again, and the enduring effort to retrieve the secrets of the past. It's London, 1960, and Aoife Kelly-once the sparkling object of young men's affections-runs pubs...

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The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller

The Paper Palace

Miranda Cowley Heller

Audio CD

"It is a perfect August morning, and Elle, a fifty-year-old happily married mother of three, awakens at 'The Paper Palace' - the family summer place which she has visited every summer of her life. But this morning is different, because last night Elle...

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The cellist by Daniel Silva

The cellist

Daniel Silva

Audio CD

"Viktor Orlov had a longstanding appointment with death. Once Russia's richest man, he now resides in exile in London, where he is waging a crusade against the kleptocrats who have seized control of the Kremlin. His mansion is protected by armed body...

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Letters of note

Letters of note

Audio CD

In Letters of Note: Dogs, Shaun Usher brings together a delightful collection of correspondence about our canine friends, featuring affectionate accounts of pups' playful misdemeanours, heartfelt tributes to loyal fidos and shared tales of remarkable...

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Missing pieces by Tim Weaver

Missing pieces

Tim Weaver

Audio CD

"It's a summer island but today it closes for the season. You told no one you were coming. Just you and your brother. But now he's missing and the last boat has left and you weren't on it. A storm is coming. You're alone - except for the person following...

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One Italian summer by Pip Williams

One Italian summer

Pip Williams

Audio CD

Pip and Shannon dreamed of living the good life. They wanted to slow down, grow their own food and spend more time with the people they love. But jobs and responsibilities got in the way, their chooks died, their fruit rotted and Pip ended up depressed...

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The guilt trip by Sandie Jones

The guilt trip

Sandie Jones

Audio CD

"In the vein of The Other Woman, Sandie Jones's explosive new novel The Guilt Trip will have readers gripped to the very last page. Six friends. Rachel and Noah have been friends since they met at university. While they once thought that they might b...

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My Amy by Tyler James

My Amy

Tyler James

Audio CD

"Written with a searing honesty and published for the tenth anniversary of Amy Winehouse's death, My Amy is an evocative portrait of unbreakable lifelong friendship - and a devastating study into fame, addiction and self-sabotage. Only one person knows...

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Left you dead by Peter James

Left you dead

Peter James

Audio CD

Detective Superintendent Roy Grace investigates the case of a missing woman in Brighton. Is this Roy Grace's most challenging case yet? A mystery that is leaving him totally confounded for the first time in his career. Most Sundays, Niall and Eden Pa...

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Prodigal son by Gregg Andrew Hurwitz

Prodigal son

Gregg Andrew Hurwitz

Audio CD

"Evan Smoak used to be known as Orphan X: a figure as elusive as a rumour, until he came to the rescue of those who most desperately needed his help. The kind of help no one else could provide. The kind that caused concern in the corridors of power. As...

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Sistersong by Lucy Holland

Sistersong

Lucy Holland

Audio CD

"535 AD. King Cador's children inherit a land abandoned by the Romans, torn by warring tribes. Riva can cure others, but can't heal her own scars. Keyne battles to be seen as the king's son, although born a daughter. And Sinne dreams of love, longing...

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Fragile by Sarah Hilary

Fragile

Sarah Hilary

Audio CD

"Nell Ballard is a runaway. A former foster child with a dark secret she is desperate to keep, all Nell wants is to find a place she can belong. So when a job comes up at Starling Villas, home to the enigmatic Robin Wilder, she seizes the opportunity...

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The Ophelia girls by Jane Healey

The Ophelia girls

Jane Healey

Audio CD

" In the summer of 1973, Ruth and her four friends were obsessed with pre-Raphaelite paintings - and a little bit obsessed with each other. Drawn to the cold depths of the river by Ruth's house, the girls pretend to be the drowning Ophelia, with incr...

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A slow fire burning by Paula Hawkins

A slow fire burning

Paula Hawkins

Audio CD

"What is wrong with you?' Laura has spent most of her life being judged. She's seen as hot-tempered, troubled, a loner. Some even call her dangerous. Miriam knows that just because Laura is witnessed leaving the scene of a horrific murder with blood on...

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The unwilling by John Hart

The unwilling

John Hart

Audio CD

"Set in the South at the height of the Vietnam War, The Unwilling combines crime, suspense and searing glimpses into the human mind and soul in New York Times bestselling author John Hart's singular style. Gibby's older brothers have already been to war....

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You already know by Helen Jacobs

You already know

Helen Jacobs

Audio CD

Learn how to foresee potential life pitfalls, realise what your guidance is asking you to heal (and why), and prepare to find your true soul calling! Successful PR executive-turned psychic Helen Jacobs never wanted to be a medium, but the universe ca...

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The comfort book by Matt Haig

The comfort book

Matt Haig

Audio CD

"A small book for anyone in search of hope, looking for a path to a more meaningful life, or in need of encouragement. "Happiness occurs when you forget who you're expected to be. And what you're expected to do. Happiness is an accident of self-accep...

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