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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 Poisoned Soul by James Goss

The Poisoned Soul

James Goss

Audio CD

"Evil haunts a school near Collinwood. A strange creature is attacking young girls, and the headmistress of Worthington Hall is forced to barricade her school against it. But Miss Charity Trask has problems of her own. She fears she's not in her right...

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A dutiful boy by Mohsin Zaidi

A dutiful boy

Mohsin Zaidi

Audio CD

"A coming of age memoir about growing up queer in a strict Muslim household. Mohsin grew up in a poor pocket of east London, in a devout shia Muslim community. His family were close-knit and religiously conservative. From a young age, Mohsin felt different...

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Married. Series 1-3 by Tony Bagley

Married. Series 1-3

Tony Bagley

Audio CD

"Cantankerous bachelor Robin Lightfoot is happily single - until one morning he awakes to discover he's married with two children. And he has two half-brothers - both called Ian. Is it a nightmare, a practical joke or something more sinister? Robin g...

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Stalingrad by Vasiliĭ Grossman

Stalingrad

Vasiliĭ Grossman

Audio CD

"In April 1942, Hitler and Mussolini plan the huge offensive on the Eastern Front that will culminate in the greatest battle in human history. Hundreds of miles away, Pyotr Vavilov receives his call-up papers and spends a final night with his wife and...

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Just saying by Sophie Ranald

Just saying

Sophie Ranald

Audio CD

"I almost gave up on love. My ex, who called his private parts 'Nigel', was enough to put me off men forever. But then I met Joe. Alice thought she'd found Mr Right. Her blue-eyed boyfriend Joe gives her butterflies, makes her bacon sandwiches when s...

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Escape to the French farmhouse by Jo (Journalist) Thomas

Escape to the French farmhouse

Jo (Journalist) Thomas

Audio CD

"Del and her husband Ollie moved to a beautiful village in Provence for a fresh start after years of infertility struggles. But six weeks after they arrive, they're packing the removal van once more. As Del watches the van leave for England, she sudd...

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Spoon-fed by T. D. (Timothy David) Spector

Spoon-fed

T. D. (Timothy David) Spector

Audio CD

"One of the world's leading scientists of food and nutrition reveals why so much of the current advice about food and nutrition is dangerously inaccurate, misleading and often downright wrong. We are all bombarded with advice about what we should and...

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The Berlin girl by Mandy Robotham

The Berlin girl

Mandy Robotham

Audio CD

"Berlin, 1938: It’s the height of summer, and Germany is on the brink of war. When fledgling reporter Georgie Young is posted to Berlin, alongside fellow Londoner Max Spender, she knows they are entering the eye of the storm. Arriving to a city swathed...

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Constable on the hill by Nicholas Rhea

Constable on the hill

Nicholas Rhea

Audio CD

"Policeman Nick Rhea has been posted to the country with his wife Mary and their three small children. They move into the police house, high on a ridge overlooking the moors. It sits on the edge of the village of Aidensfield - 'probably the most beautiful...

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The cottage at Plum Tree Bay by Darcie Boleyn

The cottage at Plum Tree Bay

Darcie Boleyn

Audio CD

"Catherine Bromley has spent her life in Penhallow Sands, dedicating herself to work and supporting her emotionally fragile mother. Since her father left, it's always been the two of them and Catherine has no interest in romance. What's the point when...

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Killing for company by Brian Masters

Killing for company

Brian Masters

Audio CD

"On February 9th 1983 Dennis Nilsen was arrested at his Muswell Hill home, after human remains had been identified as the cause of blocked drains. 'Are we talking about 1 body or 2', a detective asked. Nilsen replied '15 or 16, since 1978. I'll tell ...

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The psychology of fashion by Carolyn Mair

The psychology of fashion

Carolyn Mair

Audio CD

"How do the clothes we wear affect our moods and emotions? What message do our clothes send to the world about our values, personalities and the groups we belong to? And how does the fashion industry encourage us to aspire to look in a certain way? '...

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In the dream house by Carmen Maria Machado

In the dream house

Carmen Maria Machado

Audio CD

"'In the Dream House' is Carmen Maria Machado's engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad. Tracing the full arc of a harrowing experience with a charismatic but volatile woman, this is a bold dissection of the mechanisms and...

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The killings at Kingfisher Hill by Sophie Hannah

The killings at Kingfisher Hill

Sophie Hannah

Audio CD

"Hercule Poirot is travelling by luxury passenger coach from London to the exclusive Kingfisher Hill estate, where Richard Devonport has summoned him to prove that his fiancee, Helen, is innocent of the murder of his brother, Frank. But there is a st...

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She has a broken thing where her heart should be by J. D. (Jonathan Dylan) Barker

She has a broken thing where her heart should be

J. D. (Jonathan Dylan) Barker

Audio CD

"After the loss of his parents, young Jack Thatch first met Stella as a child - this cryptic little girl of eight with dark hair and darker eyes, sitting alone on a bench in the cemetery clutching her favourite book. Gone moments later, the brief enc...

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Untamed shore by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Untamed shore

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Audio CD

"Baja California, 1979. Viridiana spends her days watching the dead sharks piled beside the seashore, as the fishermen pull their nets. There is nothing else to do, nothing else to watch, under the harsh sun. She's bored. Terribly bored. Yet her head...

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Providence lost by Paul Lay

Providence lost

Paul Lay

Audio CD

"England, 1651. Oliver Cromwell has defeated his royalist opponents in two civil wars, executed Charles I, laid waste to Ireland, and crushed the late king's son and his Scottish allies. But Parliament is divided and faction-ridden. By the end of 165...

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The lizard by Dugald Bruce-Lockhart

The lizard

Dugald Bruce-Lockhart

Audio CD

"Obsessed with his ex-girlfriend, Alistair Haston heads off to Greece, where she is on holiday. Mugged on the harbourside in Paros, he is robbed of everything. So when Ricky a charming Aussie, shows up and offers Alistair a job recruiting tourists to...

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The Bourne evolution by Brian Freeman

The Bourne evolution

Brian Freeman

Audio CD

"After the death of his wife in a mass shooting, secret agent Jason Bourne is convinced that there is more to her murder than it seems. Worse, he believes that the agency that trained him and made him who he is - Treadstone - is behind the killing. Bourne...

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Vagabonds by Jingfang Hao

Vagabonds

Jingfang Hao

Audio CD

"A century ago, the Martian colonies rebelled against the rule of Earth. Having declared an independent Martian Republic, the two planets evolved along separate trajectories, becoming two incompatible worlds vastly different in their scale, economy,....

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The virus by Stanley Johnson

The virus

Stanley Johnson

Audio CD

"When a young woman in New York City dies mysteriously after a trip to Brussels, top epidemiologist Lowell Kaplan identifies the cause of death as the Marburg Virus - a fatal strain that has surfaced only once before in history. Determined to trace the...

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Breasts and eggs by Mieko Kawakami

Breasts and eggs

Mieko Kawakami

Audio CD

"Breasts and Eggs paints a portrait of contemporary womanhood in Japan and recounts the intimate journeys of three women as they confront oppressive mores and their own uncertainties on the road to finding peace and futures they can truly call their own....

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The secrets of strangers by Charity Norman

The secrets of strangers

Charity Norman

Audio CD

"A regular weekday morning veers drastically off-course for five strangers whose paths cross in a London cafe - their lives never to be the same again when an apparently crazed gunman holds them hostage. But there is more to the situation than first meets...

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House of correction by Nicci French

House of correction

Nicci French

Audio CD

"Tabitha is accused of murder. She is in prison awaiting trial. There is a strong case against her, and she can’t remember what happened on December 21st. She is alone, frightened and confused. But somehow, from the confines of her cell, she needs to...

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All of us by A. F. Carter

All of us

A. F. Carter

Audio CD

"Meet the Grands: Martha, Victoria, Serena, Kirk, Eleni and Tina. They'd get along fine, if they didn't share a body. Carolyn Grand's traumatic childhood led to her developing six distinct personalities. The man responsible was convicted of child abuse...

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Don't trust him by Lisa Cutts

Don't trust him

Lisa Cutts

Audio CD

"After the body of a missing woman is discovered in a shallow grave, Detective Inspector Harry Powell steps in to lead the hunt for the killer. But when his investigation brings him face to face with an old case in his career, he begins to fear that a...

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Down the line by Pam Ayres

Down the line

Pam Ayres

Audio CD

"Pam Ayres, one of Britain’s best loved entertainers, personally presents this audiobook which brings together two of her solo stage shows with live audiences. Pam introduces each recording and then, as a bonus, reads a collection of new and previous...

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The Sapphire Portal by Ian Irvine

The Sapphire Portal

Ian Irvine

Audio CD

The Sapphire Portal is ready and the Merdrun are bringing their long-hidden women and children through. There's no turning back now. But what is the true purpose of the portal? Is it a horrific new weapon to cleanse Santhenar of all four human species,...

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The governess by Wendy Holden

The governess

Wendy Holden

Audio CD

The Governess tells the story of Marion 'Crawfie' Crawford, the progressive young working-class woman who, as royal governess for 17 years, lived on the most intimate terms with Princess Margaret and the future Queen Elizabeth II. A long-time member of...

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A promise of ankles by Alexander McCall Smith

A promise of ankles

Alexander McCall Smith

Audio CD

The winds of change are blowing through Scotland Street. Though Bertie is getting older, he can't resist an adventure to escape his domineering mother, and Bruce, ever the navel-gazer, will have to bring his best self to navigate the complexities of the...

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Outback blaze by Rachael Johns

Outback blaze

Rachael Johns

Audio CD

Ruby Jones was always an optimist, but the trauma of her past had made her wary. So when she flees to the small rural community of Bunyip Bay to start afresh, she has her sights firmly set on establishing her horse-riding business and rebuilding her life....

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Loving country by Bruce Pascoe

Loving country

Bruce Pascoe

Audio CD

Listeners are encouraged to discover sacred Australia by reconsidering the accepted history and hearing diverse stories of her Indigenous people. The intention of this audiobook is to foster communication and understanding between all peoples and country,...

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Watsonia by Don Watson

Watsonia

Don Watson

Audio CD

'When you write speeches for other people for a living, any audience is a good audience. I address walls and poultry: I stand on a wheelbarrow and give after-dinner speeches as the moon rises over the fowl yard. I say, Eight and a half generations of...

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Gangland by Jared Savage

Gangland

Jared Savage

Audio CD

New Zealand is now one of the most lucrative illicit drug markets in the world. Organised crime is about making money. It's a business. But over the past 20 years, the dealers have graduated from motorcycle gangs to Asian crime syndicates and now the...

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The captain's run by Gregor Paul

The captain's run

Gregor Paul

Audio CD

The job of All Blacks captain comes with a scrutiny that puts it alongside the prime minister in terms of profile and public expectation. Leadership roles in any sports team or organisation carry additional responsibilities, but the All Blacks captaincy...

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Boy on fire by Mark Mordue

Boy on fire

Mark Mordue

Audio CD

The life and times of a boy on fire, with all that he absorbed in order to dream himself into becoming one of the darkest, and then one of the brightest, of our rock 'n' roll stars. Light enough for the many to share. A deeply beautiful, profound and...

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Dr. Karl's surfing safari through science by Karl Kruszelnicki

Dr. Karl's surfing safari through science

Karl Kruszelnicki

Audio CD

Dr Karl is surfing the Universe for all that's gnarly, awesome, weird and wonderful. Why is sharpening a pencil in space risky business? What makes a sunset red and not blue? How far would the Earth's viruses reach if you laid them end to end? Which ...

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The two lost mountains by Matthew Reilly

The two lost mountains

Matthew Reilly

Audio CD

Find the mountains and perform the fall! Jack West Jr is in the race of his life and he is a long, long way behind. An incredible victory but at a terrible price ... Against all the odds, Jack West Jr found the Three Secret Cities but at a heartbreaking...

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The magician of Lhasa by David Michie

The magician of Lhasa

David Michie

Audio CD

When novice monk Tenzin Dorje is told by his lama that the Red Army is invading Tibet, his country's darkest moment paradoxically gives him a sense of purpose like no other. He accepts a mission to carry two ancient, secret texts across the Himalayas...

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From blood and ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout

From blood and ash

Jennifer L. Armentrout

Audio CD

Chosen from birth to usher in a new era, Poppy's life has never been her own. The life of the Maiden is solitary. Never to be touched. Never to be looked upon. Never to be spoken to. Never to experience pleasure. Waiting for the day of her Ascension,...

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Daddy by Emma Cline

Daddy

Emma Cline

Audio CD

The stories in Emma Cline's stunning first collection consider the dark corners of human experience, exploring the fault lines of power between men and women, parents and children, past and present. A man travels to his son's school to deal with the fallout...

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Daylight by David Baldacci

Daylight

David Baldacci

Audio CD

FBI Agent Atlee Pine's search for her twin sister, Mercy, coincides with military investigator John Puller's high-stakes case, leading them both into a global conspiracy from which neither of them will escape unscathed. Ever since Mercy was abducted after...

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The short, the long and the tall by Jeffrey Archer

The short, the long and the tall

Jeffrey Archer

Audio CD

International number one bestselling author Jeffrey Archer is a master of the short story form, creating classic tales beloved by his fans and hitting the top of the bestseller lists. This is a collection of his best-loved stories. Find out what happens...

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The autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X

The autobiography of Malcolm X

Malcolm X

Audio CD

Experience a bold take on this classic autobiography as it's performed by Oscar-nominated Laurence Fishburne. In this searing classic autobiography, originally published in 1965, Malcolm X, the Muslim leader, firebrand and Black empowerment activist,...

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The Sandman by Neil Gaiman

The Sandman

Neil Gaiman

Audio CD

When The Sandman, also known as Lord Morpheus - the immortal king of dreams, stories and the imagination - is pulled from his realm and imprisoned on Earth by a nefarious cult, he languishes for decades before finally escaping. Once free, he must retrieve...

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The saints of salvation by Peter F Hamilton

The saints of salvation

Peter F Hamilton

Audio CD

Humanity rises to meet a powerful alien threat, in this extraordinary conclusion to Peter F. Hamilton's Salvation Sequence. Live in hiding - or die for freedom. Humanity welcomed the Olyix and their utopian technology. But mankind was tricked. Now th...

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Letters of note

Letters of note

Audio CD

A compulsive collection of the world's most entertaining, inspiring and powerful letters with war at their heart, curated by the founder of the global phenomenon lettersofnote.com. In Letters of Note: War, Shaun Usher brings together some of the most...

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NYPD Red 6  by James Patterson

NYPD Red 6

James Patterson

Audio CD

Reality star Erin Easton's wedding may have a TV crew documenting every extravagant detail, but when the bride disappears from the reception, it's no diva turn. Her dressing room is empty except for a blood-spattered wedding dress. Detective Kylie MacDonald...

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Shed no tears by Caz Frear

Shed no tears

Caz Frear

Audio CD

"Christopher Masters, known as 'The Roommate Killer', strangled three women over a two-week period in a London house in November 2012. Holly Kemp, his fourth victim, was never found. Until now. Her remains have been unearthed in a field in Cambridgeshire...

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The house of Gucci by Sara Gay Forden

The house of Gucci

Sara Gay Forden

Audio CD

"Chronicles the rollercoaster ride of Maurizio Gucci, from Guccio Gucci's leather shop in the early 1900s to the Investscorp takeover of the multimillion dollar corporation in 1993 and Maurizio's 1995 murder by his ex-wife."--Container.

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The citadel by A. J. (Archibald Joseph) Cronin

The citadel

A. J. (Archibald Joseph) Cronin

Audio CD

"Based on A.J. Cronin's award-winning 1937 novel of the same name, which partly inspired Nye Bevan to create the NHS, this dramatisation centres on Andrew Manson, a newly trained GP in 1920s Wales. Young and idealistic, he is full of enthusiasm when he...

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The new counter-measures. Series one by John Dorney

The new counter-measures. Series one

John Dorney

Audio CD

"Four new investigations for the reunited Intrusion Counter-Measures Group."--Container.

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Hot to trot by M. C. Beaton

Hot to trot

M. C. Beaton

Audio CD

"Private Detective Agatha Raisin immerses herself in the glittering lifestyle of the fabulously wealthy when Sir Charles Fraith is accused of murder - and Agatha is named as his accomplice! A high-society wedding, a glitzy masked ball, and an introduction...

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Set my heart to five by Simon Stephenson

Set my heart to five

Simon Stephenson

Audio CD

"Jared does not have friends. Because friends are a function of feelings. Therefore friends are just one more human obligation that Jared never has to worry about. But Jared is worrying. Which is worrying. He's also started watching old films. And in...

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Strange flowers by Donal Ryan

Strange flowers

Donal Ryan

Audio CD

"In 1973, 20-year-old Moll Gladney takes a morning bus from her rural home and disappears. Bewildered and distraught, Paddy and Kit must confront an unbearable prospect: that they will never see their daughter again. Five years later, Moll returns. What...

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Margaret Oliphant by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant

Margaret Oliphant

Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant

Audio CD

"Three BBC radio adaptations of famous novels by the prolific 19th-century author Mrs Oliphant - plus an episode of Reading Aloud, with extracts from her autobiography. Sometimes called 'the feminist Trollope', Margaret Oliphant wrote over 100 works of...

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The tenth gift by Jane Johnson

The tenth gift

Jane Johnson

Audio CD

"In an exclusive London restaurant, Julia Lovat is given a gift that will change her life. The antique book of Jacobean embroidery delights her, but when she looks more closely, she discovers within its faded pages the extraordinary diary of a young ...

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It's a love story by Martin Kemp

It's a love story

Martin Kemp

Audio CD

"The story of Martin and Shirlie Kemp - from the moment they set eyes on each other, through their stellar careers, to raising a family together. It uncovers the personal highs and lows of Britain's favourite couple, and the unbreakable bond that has...

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The perfect couple by Lisa Hall

The perfect couple

Lisa Hall

Audio CD

"When Emily applies for a job as a housekeeper for widower Rupert, it's a chance to start over - a steady job and regular money means she can work towards her own place, not sharing a grimy flat with old mate, Mags. As Emily gets to know more about R...

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Midwinter murder by Agatha Christie

Midwinter murder

Agatha Christie

Audio CD

"There’s a chill in the air and the days are growing shorter ... It’s the perfect time to curl up in front of a crackling fire with these wintry whodunits from the legendary Agatha Christie. But beware of deadly snowdrifts and dangerous gifts, poisoned...

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Murder at the castle by M. B. author. Shaw

Murder at the castle

M. B. author. Shaw

Audio CD

Iris Grey arrives at Pitfeldy Castle in the Highlands, at the request of the Baron, Jock MacKinnon. Jock has commissioned Iris to paint a portrait of his fiancee, American socialite Kathy Miller, ahead of their New Year wedding. Kathy invites Iris into...

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Resistance by Patricia Dixon

Resistance

Patricia Dixon

Audio CD

At the end of the Second World War, Dottie Tanner locked away the past, blocking out the heartache she experienced as a special operative working alongside the Resistance. Sixty years later, Dottie remains independent and proud of everything she has ...

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Alchemist by Peter James

Alchemist

Peter James

Audio CD

Monty Bannerman's father is a leading genetic scientist, and Nobel Prize winner, whose company has just been taken over by what will soon be the world's biggest pharmaceutical giant. He had some misgivings about their company ethics - but ultimately,...

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How animals saved my life by Noel Fitzpatrick

How animals saved my life

Noel Fitzpatrick

Audio CD

It has been 30 years since Noel Fitzpatrick graduated as a veterinary surgeon, and that 22-year-old from Ireland is now one of the leading veterinary surgeons in the world. The journey to that point has seen Noel treat thousands of animals. Noel shares...

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The outcast girls by Alys Clare

The outcast girls

Alys Clare

Audio CD

London, 1881. Lily Raynor, owner of the World's End Investigation Bureau, is growing increasingly worried. Work is drying up, finances are tight and she cannot find enough for her sole employee, Felix Wilbraham, to do. So when schoolteacher Georgiana...

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The hunt for Atlantis by Andy McDermott

The hunt for Atlantis

Andy McDermott

Audio CD

Archaeologist Nina Wilde believes she has found the location of the lost city of Atlantis and now she wants the opportunity to prove her theory. With the help of ex-SAS bodyguard Eddie Chase and beautiful heiress Kari Frost, Nina faces a breakneck race...

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Midnight at Malabar House by Vaseem Khan

Midnight at Malabar House

Vaseem Khan

Audio CD

Bombay, 1949. As India celebrates the arrival of a momentous new decade, Inspector Persis Wadia stands vigil in the basement of Malabar House, home to the city's most unwanted unit of police officers. When the phone rings to report the murder of prom...

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The heart of summer by Felicity Hayes-McCoy

The heart of summer

Felicity Hayes-McCoy

Audio CD

It's summer in Finfarran on the west coast of Ireland. Librarian Hanna Casey is looking forward to balmy evenings with her boyfriend Brian. With family drama and a painful divorce behind her, Hanna is making plans with Brian for the future. Then, Brian's...

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The point of no return by Neil (Communications officer) author. Broadfoot

The point of no return

Neil (Communications officer) author....

Audio CD

After more than a decade of being in prison for the brutal murder of two Stirling University students, Colin Sanderson has been released after his conviction was found to be unsafe. Sanderson refuses police protection, even in the face of a death threat....

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The liar by Jennifer (Romance fiction writer) author. Wells

The liar

Jennifer (Romance fiction writer) author....

Audio CD

What would you do if you saw a girl in a crowd whose face had the same, identical birthmark as your only child? A child who, nearly ten years ago, you were told died? It's 1935 and housewife Emma glimpses a face in a crowd - a little girl with a very...

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The runaway wife by Rosie Clarke

The runaway wife

Rosie Clarke

Audio CD

The hedonism of London in the roaring twenties is a world away from Annabel Tarleton's ordinary country existence. Until a chance meeting with the charming Richard Hansen at a society ball changes her life for ever. Annabel finds herself trapped inside...

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The Emmerdale girls by Kerry Bell

The Emmerdale girls

Kerry Bell

Audio CD

December 1944, and the residents of Beckindale can't believe they're going through another wartime Christmas. Though the success of the D-Day landings earlier in the year has brought some hope to the village. The women of Emmerdale are navigating their...

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A Cornish promise by Terri Nixon

A Cornish promise

Terri Nixon

Audio CD

Cornwall, 1929. Fiona Fox, youngest child of the celebrated Fox family, is a devoted volunteer at the local lifeboat station, giving all her free time and her energy to the selfless crew. But when she seizes a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do more,...

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The girls from Mersey View by Lyn Andrews

The girls from Mersey View

Lyn Andrews

Audio CD

Liverpool, 1935. Monica Savage is delighted when new neighbours move in next door. It's her friendship with the more confident Joan that gives Monica the courage to pursue her dream of becoming a hairdresser. Joan is lucky enough to get a job at Craw...

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A shop girl gets the vote by Rachel Brimble

A shop girl gets the vote

Rachel Brimble

Audio CD

1911, Bath. Passionate suffrage campaigner Esther Stanbury works as a window dresser in Pennington's Department Store. She has hopes for women's progression and will do anything to help secure the vote. Owner of the prestigious Phoenix Hotel, Lawrence...

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The exiles by Christina Baker Kline

The exiles

Christina Baker Kline

Audio CD

London, England, 1840: Evangeline Stokes loses her position as a governess when she finds herself pregnant out of wedlock. After being accused of assault and of theft, she is committed to Newgate Prison, then to a prison ship bound for Australia. On board,...

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Death leaves the station by Alexander Thorpe

Death leaves the station

Alexander Thorpe

Audio CD

A nameless friar turns up at Halfwell Station at the same time that Ana, the adopted daughter of the station owners, discovers a body in the desert during her midnight walk. But when Ana returns to look for it, the body is gone. DEATH LEAVES THE STATION...

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Walking in the shadow by Carmen Radtke

Walking in the shadow

Carmen Radtke

Audio CD

1909, Quail Island. On a small, wind-blasted island off the east coast of New Zealand a small colony of leprosy patients is isolated but not abandoned, left to live out their days in relative peace thanks to the charity of the townspeople and the compassion...

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Written in blood by Chris Carter

Written in blood

Chris Carter

Audio CD

The Killer. His most valuable possession has been stolen. Now he must retrieve it, at any cost. The Girl. Angela Wood wanted to teach the man a lesson. It was a bag, just like all the others. But when she opens it, the worst nightmare of her life begins....

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The silk house by Kayte Nunn

The silk house

Kayte Nunn

Audio CD

1700s - Rowan Caswell leaves her village to work at the home of an English silk merchant. Very soon, she finds herself thrust into a dangerous world, where her talent for herbs and healing starts to attract unwanted attention. Mary-Louise Stephenson dreams...

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Playing dirty by Helen (Lawyer) author. Black

Playing dirty

Helen (Lawyer) author. Black

Audio CD

Things are looking up for Liberty Greenwood. She's brokered a deal with the local rival gangster and it looks like the police have finally stopped investigating her. But when a spate of violence on the estates points to a hostile takeover bid from a crew...

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There's only one Danny Garvey by David F. Ross

There's only one Danny Garvey

David F. Ross

Audio CD

Danny Garvey was a 16-year-old footballing prodigy. Professional clubs clamoured to sign him, and a glittering future beckoned. And yet, his early promise remained unfulfilled, and Danny is back home in the tiny village of Barshaw to manage the strug...

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The scribe by A. A. author. Chaudhuri

The scribe

A. A. author. Chaudhuri

Audio CD

A killer is targeting former students of The Bloomsbury Academy of Law. The victims - all female - are gruesomely butchered according to a pattern corresponding with the legal syllabus. Even more disconcerting are riddles sent by the killer to invest...

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The waiting rooms by Eve Smith

The waiting rooms

Eve Smith

Audio CD

Decades of spiralling drug resistance have unleashed a global antibiotic crisis. Ordinary infections are untreatable, and a scratch from a pet can kill. A sacrifice is required to keep the majority safe: no one over 70 is allowed new antibiotics. The...

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Guilt at the garage by Simon Brett

Guilt at the garage

Simon Brett

Audio CD

Carole Seddon's trusty Renault is one of her most treasured possessions. So when it is vandalised, there's only one person she will entrust with its repair: Bill Shefford has been servicing the vehicles of the good citizens of Fethering for many years....

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Just like you by Nick Hornby

Just like you

Nick Hornby

Audio CD

Lucy married just the sort of man you might expect: a university graduate who runs his own business. Unfortunately, he turned out to have serious dependency issues. Joseph is shaking off the memory of his last date, a girl who ticked all the right boxes...

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The doctor will see you now by Amir Khan

The doctor will see you now

Amir Khan

Audio CD

Charting his 15 years working as a GP, Dr Amir Khan's stories are as much about community and care as they are about blood tests and bodily fluids. He introduces us to the patients that have taught him about love, loss and family giving him the unbel...

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The hunting season by Tom Benjamin

The hunting season

Tom Benjamin

Audio CD

It's truffle season and in the hills around Bologna the hunt is on for the legendary Boscuri White, worth more than its weight in gold. But when an American truffle 'supertaster' goes missing, English detective Daniel Leicester discovers not all truffles...

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Home stretch by Graham Norton

Home stretch

Graham Norton

Audio CD

It is 1987 and a small Irish community is preparing for a wedding. The day before the ceremony a group of young friends, including bride and groom, drive out to the beach. There is an accident. Connor is one of the survivors. But staying among the angry...

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The roots of evil by Quintin Jardine

The roots of evil

Quintin Jardine

Audio CD

When ex-copper Terry Coats was discovered in bed with an air hostess, his excuse that he was 'going undercover' cut no ice with the force - or his wife. But now he's been brutally killed on Hogmanay night, it seems there may have been more to his plea....

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The emperor's exile by Simon Scarrow

The emperor's exile

Simon Scarrow

Audio CD

A.D. 57. Battle-scarred veterans of the Roman army Tribune Cato and Centurion Macro return to Rome. Thanks to the failure of their recent campaign on the eastern frontier they face a hostile reception at the imperial court. Their reputations and future...

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Iron queen by Joanna (Novelist) author. Courtney

Iron queen

Joanna (Novelist) author. Courtney

Audio CD

The Coritani are a matriarchal line of great power, blessed with three princesses to carry the royal bloodline forward. Confident, fiery Goneril; fierce, earthy Regan; and gentle, water-blessed Cordelia. The future, the druids are certain, is secure....

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Murder repeated by Lesley Cookman

Murder repeated

Lesley Cookman

Audio CD

Ten years ago, a missing person story caused a furore in Kent - and the national media. A beautiful young woman with a promising career as a singer walks home alone from a party and is never seen again. There is no evidence, forensic or otherwise, and...

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The Brighton guest house girls by Lesley Eames

The Brighton guest house girls

Lesley Eames

Audio CD

Thea's loathsome stepbrother is trying to trick her out of her inheritance of her parents' beautiful house in the seaside town of Brighton by means of a will which Thea believes to be forged. Anna is pregnant and grieving, her explorer fiancelost at sea....

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When he finds you by Sadie Ryan

When he finds you

Sadie Ryan

Audio CD

Gemma's business is on the brink of collapse, and there's a real chance that she and her husband could lose everything they've worked so hard for. So when a stranger offers financial help, Gemma ignores the red flags and accepts out of desperation. T...

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The spoilt kill by Mary Kelly

The spoilt kill

Mary Kelly

Audio CD

1950s Staffordshire. Within the clay tanks at the pottery company Shentall's, a body has been found. Amid cries of industrial espionage and sabotage of this leader of the pottery industry, there is a case of bitter murder to solve for Inspector Hedle...

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The lonely wife by Valerie Wood

The lonely wife

Valerie Wood

Audio CD

1850. Beatrix is just 18 when her father tells her she is to marry a stranger. Upon meeting her future husband and seeing the marital home, Beatrix falls in love with the house in East Yorkshire and, with little choice, agrees to the match. But she does...

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The Canning Town murder by Mike Hollow

The Canning Town murder

Mike Hollow

Audio CD

September 1940. As the Blitz takes its nightly toll on London and Hitler prepares his invasion fleet just across the Channel in occupied France, Britain is full of talk about enemy agents. Suspicion is at an all time high and no one is sure who can be...

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Under the golden sun by Jenny Ashcroft

Under the golden sun

Jenny Ashcroft

Audio CD

Wanted: companion to escort a young, orphaned child home to Australia. All expenses as well as passage covered. Interested parties to apply without delay to 32 Williams Street, Belgravia. Rose Hamilton is in desperate need of a fresh start. There are...

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The paper mill girl by Glenda Young

The paper mill girl

Glenda Young

Audio CD

Seventeen-year-old Ruth Hardy works long hours at Grange Paper Works, with her younger sister Bea. When Bea reveals that she is pregnant out of wedlock, Ruth knows even tougher times are ahead. Ruth's hard work at the mill does not go unnoticed and it...

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