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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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Along the endless river  by Rose Alexander

Along the endless river

Rose Alexander

Book

"1890: When Katharine and her husband, Anselmo, set sail to Brazil to reap the spoils of the rubber boom, it seems as if they cannot fail. But when Anselmo dies suddenly on the treacherous waters of the Amazon, a pregnant Katharine must decide whether...

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Under a dark angel's eye  by Patricia Highsmith

Under a dark angel's eye

Patricia Highsmith

Book

"Patricia Highsmith was one of the great twentieth-century fiction writers, celebrated for classics The Talented Mr Ripley, Carol and Strangers on a Train, but she was also a masterful and prolific short-story writer. This definitive new collection, ...

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The last resort  by S. J. I. (Susan Jennifer Inglis) Holliday

The last resort

S. J. I. (Susan Jennifer Inglis) Ho...

Book

"When Amelia is invited to an all-expenses-paid retreat on a private island, the mysterious offer is too good to refuse. Along with six other strangers, she's told they're here to test a brand-new product for Timeo Technologies. But the guests' excitement...

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It's raining men  by Milly Johnson

It's raining men

Milly Johnson

Book

"Best friends May, Lara and Clare are desperate for a holiday. They have been dreaming of a little cottage in the middle of nowhere, long walks in the country and just a bit of time away from it all. But when they arrive in Ren Dullem, a small Yorksh...

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The Boleyn reckoning  by Laura Andersen

The Boleyn reckoning

Laura Andersen

Book

"Elizabeth Tudor is at a crossroads. After a disastrous winter, the Duke of Northumberland has been executed for treason while his son, Robert Dudley, claims from the Tower that the true traitor has not yet been caught. And though her brother, William,...

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Shielding Jayme  by Susan Stoker

Shielding Jayme

Susan Stoker

Book

"After a decade of hard work and dedication, Jayme Caldwell's dreams of a Seattle bakery are whisked out from under her. She's licking her wounds in Killeen, Texas, living with her memaw, Winnie, while contemplating her future. Of course, Memaw knows...

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Shielding Riley  by Susan Stoker

Shielding Riley

Susan Stoker

Book

"Porter "Oz" Reed knows as well as anyone the damage words can do. So while he's not looking for a relationship, he has no problem standing outside his apartment looking intimidating as his sweet neighbor finally kicks her verbally abusive ex to the curb....

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The ruthless  by David W. Putnam

The ruthless

David W. Putnam

Book

"Pushed to his emotional limit, Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputy Bruno Johnson struggles to hold his family together while immersed in his unrelenting career. His daughter, Olivia, is a teen mom to twin toddlers; her common-law husband, Derek Sams, is...

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Vengewar  by Kevin J. Anderson

Vengewar

Kevin J. Anderson

Book

"Two continents at war: the Three Kingdoms and Ishara have been in conflict for a thousand years. But when an outside threat arises-the reawakening of a powerful ancient race that wants to remake the world-the two warring nations must somehow set asi...

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Sirocco  by Dana Haynes

Sirocco

Dana Haynes

Book

"A serial bomber is wreaking havoc throughout Europe. Former New York City cop Michael Finnigan and former Spanish assassin Katalin Fiero -- the brains behind St. Nicholas Salvage & Wrecking, a covert bounty-hunting operation based in Cyprus - may be...

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The rib king  by Ladee Hubbard

The rib king

Ladee Hubbard

Book

"For fifteen years August Sitwell has worked for the Barclays, a well-to-do white family who plucked him from an orphan asylum and gave him a job. The groundskeeper is part of the household’s all-black staff, along with “Miss Mamie,” the talented cook,...

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Ridgerunner  by Gil Adamson

Ridgerunner

Gil Adamson

Book

"November 1917. William Moreland is in mid-flight. After nearly twenty years, the notorious thief, known as the Ridgerunner, has returned. Moving through the Rocky Mountains and across the border to Montana, the solitary drifter, impoverished in means...

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The Brass Queen  by Elizabeth Chatsworth

The Brass Queen

Elizabeth Chatsworth

Book

"In a steam-powered world, Miss Constance Haltwhistle is the last in a line of blue-blooded rogues. Selling firearms under her alias, the "Brass Queen," she has kept her baronial estate's coffers full. But when US spy J. F. Trusdale saves her from as...

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The mercenary  by Paul Vidich

The mercenary

Paul Vidich

Book

"Moscow, 1985. The Soviet Union and its communist regime are in the last stages of decline, but remain opaque to the rest of the world - and still very dangerous. In this ever-shifting landscape, a senior KGB officer - code name GAMBIT - has approached...

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What I did  by Kate Bradley

What I did

Kate Bradley

Book

"Lisa is running.She has taken her child, Jack, and she has run from his father. Lisa thinks she's safe.She's found a remote house where no one will be able to find them. Lisa is about to wake up in her worst nightmare. And now she must face what she's...

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Milk blood heat  by Dantiel W. Moniz

Milk blood heat

Dantiel W. Moniz

Book

"Set among the cities and suburbs of Florida, each story in Milk Blood Heat delves into the ordinary worlds of young girls, women, and men who find themselves confronted by extraordinary moments of violent personal reckoning. These intimate portraits...

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Girl A  by Abigail. author. Dean

Girl A

Abigail. author. Dean

Book

"Lex Gracie doesn’t want to think about her family. She doesn’t want to think about growing up in her parents’ House of Horrors. And she doesn’t want to think about her identity as Girl A: the girl who escaped. When her mother dies in prison and leaves...

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The hare  by Melanie Finn

The hare

Melanie Finn

Book

"Raised to be obedient by a stern grandmother in a blue-collar town in Massachusetts, Rosie accepts a scholarship to art school in New York City in the 1980s. One morning at a museum, she meets a worldly man twenty years her senior, with access to the...

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Two women and a poisoning  by Alfred Döblin

Two women and a poisoning

Alfred Döblin

Book

"What would it take for a woman to poison her husband? Young couple Elli and Link have been married for a year when Elli meets Gretchen, and the two soon become friends. When Elli confides in her friend about the abuse she suffers at her husband’s hands,...

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The appeal  by Janice Hallett

The appeal

Janice Hallett

Book

"Dear Reader - enclosed are all the documents you need to solve a case. It starts with the arrival of two mysterious newcomers to the small town of Lockwood, and ends with a tragic death. Someone has already been convicted of this brutal murder and i...

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Gratitude  by Delphine de Vigan

Gratitude

Delphine de Vigan

Book

"Marie owes Michka more than she can say - but Michka is getting older, and can't look after herself any more. So Marie has moved her to a home where she'll be safe. But Michka doesn't feel any safer; she is haunted by strange figures who threaten to...

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Afterlives  by Abdulrazak Gurnah

Afterlives

Abdulrazak Gurnah

Book

"Erudite, ambitious Ilyas was stolen from his parents by the schutztruppe askari, the Germans' colonial troops; after years at war, he returns to his village to find his parents gone, and his sister Afiya given away. Hamza was not stolen, but was sold;...

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Useless miracle by Barry Schechter

Useless miracle

Barry Schechter

Book

"George Entmen just turned forty, and he can't complain. As the James Lydecker Chair of Hermeneutics in the English department at Northwestern, he is honored in his field, beloved by friends and family, and ready to drift quietly into tenured middle age....

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Repentance  by Alison (Australian writer) Gibbs

Repentance

Alison (Australian writer) Gibbs

Book

"It's the summer of 1976, and the winds of change are blowing through the small town of Repentance on the edge of the Great Dividing Range. The old families cut timber, but the new settlers have a different perspective on the natural order and humank...

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Prosopagnosia  by Sònia (Hernández Hernández) Hernández

Prosopagnosia

Sònia (Hernández Hernández) Hernánd...

Book

"Fifteen-year-old Berta says that beautiful things aren't made for her, or that she isn't destined to have them, or that the only things she deserves are ugly. It's why her main activity, when she's not at school, is playing the 'prosopagnosia game' -...

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The mirror dance  by Catriona McPherson

The mirror dance

Catriona McPherson

Book

"Something sinister is afoot in the streets of Dundee, when a puppeteer is found murdered behind his striped Punch and Judy stand, as children sit cross-legged drinking ginger beer. At once, Dandy Gilver’s seemingly-innocuous investigation into plagi...

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In the garden of spite  by Camilla Bruce

In the garden of spite

Camilla Bruce

Book

"An audacious novel of feminine rage about one of the most prolific female serial killers in American history-and the men who drove her to it. They whisper about her in Chicago. Men come to her with their hopes, their dreams-their fortunes. But no one...

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Dear Miss Kopp  by Amy Stewart

Dear Miss Kopp

Amy Stewart

Book

"The U.S. has finally entered World War I. Constance Kopp is chasing down suspected German saboteurs and spies for the Bureau of Investigation while Fleurette is traveling across the country entertaining troops with song and dance. Meanwhile, at an u...

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Out of hounds  by Rita Mae Brown

Out of hounds

Rita Mae Brown

Book

"Fox-chasing Virginians go up against a band of outsiders in this riveting new foxhunting mystery featuring "Sister" Jane Arnold and her incorrigible hounds, from New York Times bestselling author Rita Mae Brown. "Sister" Jane Arnold tries to keep an...

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Light of the Jedi  by Charles Soule

Light of the Jedi

Charles Soule

Book

"It is a golden age. Intrepid hyperspace scouts expand the reach of the Repubic to the furthest stars, worlds flourish under the benevolent leadership of the Senate, and peace reigns, enforced by the wisdom and strength of the renowned order of Force...

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Bestiary  by K-Ming Chang

Bestiary

K-Ming Chang

Book

"Three generations of Taiwanese American women are haunted by the myths of their homeland in this blazing debut of one family's queer desires, violent impulses and buried secrets. One evening, Mother tells Daughter a story about a tiger spirit who lived...

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The mask falling  by Samantha Shannon

The mask falling

Samantha Shannon

Book

"Dreamwalker Paige Mahoney has eluded death again. Snatched from the jaws of captivity and consigned to a safe house in the Scion Citadel of Paris, she finds herself caught between those factions that seek Scion's downfall and those who would kill to...

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The city of tears  by Kate Mosse

The city of tears

Kate Mosse

Book

"August 1572: Minou Joubert and her husband Piet travel to Paris to attend a royal wedding which, after a decade of religious wars, is intended to finally bring peace between the Catholics and the Huguenots. Also in Paris is their oldest enemy, Vidal,...

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Consent  by Annabel Lyon

Consent

Annabel Lyon

Book

"Saskia and Jenny--twins--are alike in appearance only: Saskia is a grad student with a single-minded focus on her studies, while Jenny is glamorous, thrill-seeking, and capricious. Still, when Jenny is severely injured in an accident, Saskia puts her...

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The historians  by Cecilia Ekbäck

The historians

Cecilia Ekbäck

Book

"It is 1943 and Sweden's neutrality in the war is under pressure. Laura Dahlgren, the bright, young right-hand of the chief negotiator to Germany, is privy to these tensions, even as she tries to keep her head down in the mounting fray. However, when...

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A bicycle built for Sue  by Daisy Tate

A bicycle built for Sue

Daisy Tate

Book

"Sue Young has never asked for much apart from a quiet life. She’s always been happy with her call centre job and dinner on the table at six o clock; that was until a tragedy tore her tranquility into little shreds. With her life in tatters, Sue is p...

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The bushranger's wife  by Cheryl Adnams

The bushranger's wife

Cheryl Adnams

Book

"How do you tame a wild colonial boy? With an even wilder colonial girl. Central Highlands of Victoria 1861 Jack the Devil's reputation precedes him. The most notorious bushranger on the Central Highlands, nothing throws him off his game -- until he holds...

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Starting from scratch  by Penelope Janu

Starting from scratch

Penelope Janu

Book

"After a troubled childhood and the loss of her beloved grandmother, Sapphie Brown finally finds somewhere to call home - the close-knit rural community of Horseshoe Hill. The locals love Sapphie because she never gives up - as chair of the environme...

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My best friend's murder  by Polly. author. Varner

My best friend's murder

Polly. author. Varner

Book

"Bec and Izzy have been best friends their whole lives. They've been through a lot together the death of Bec's mother, the birth of Izzy's daughter, Bec's engagement. But there's a darker side to their friendship, too and Bec is about to reach breaking...

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Operation certain death  by Kim (Bomb disposal operator) Hughes

Operation certain death

Kim (Bomb disposal operator) Hughes

Book

"A bomb explodes in a newly designed shopping complex in the centre of Nottingham, ripping through the lives of everyone in its wake. Confirmed as a targeted, terrorist attack, special units are quickly brought in to lock down the area. For bomb-disp...

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The forgotten gift  by Kathleen McGurl

The forgotten gift

Kathleen McGurl

Book

"What would you do to protect the ones you love? 1861: George's life changes forever the day he meets Lucy. She's beautiful and charming, and he sees a future with her that his position as the second son in a wealthy family has never offered him. But...

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This has been absolutely lovely  by Jessica Dettmann

This has been absolutely lovely

Jessica Dettmann

Book

"Molly's a millennial home organiser about to have her first baby. Obviously her mum, Annie, will help with the childcare. Everyone else's parents are doing it. But Annie's dreams of music stardom have been on hold for thirty-five years, paused by ch...

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The betrayal  by Terry Lynn Thomas

The betrayal

Terry Lynn Thomas

Book

"Attorney Olivia Sinclair is shocked when she receives an anonymous video showing her husband Richard sleeping with someone else. After years of handling other people's divorces, she thought she could recognise a marriage in trouble. She angrily throws...

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Outlawed  by Anna North

Outlawed

Anna North

Book

"In the year of our Lord 1894, I became an outlaw. The day of her wedding, 17 year old Ada's life looks good; she loves her husband, and she loves working as an apprentice to her mother, a respected midwife. But after a year of marriage and no pregnancy,...

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Artifact  by Arlene Heyman

Artifact

Arlene Heyman

Book

"Born in Michigan in the early 1940s to a taciturn mother and embittered father, Lottie is independent from the start, fascinated with the mysteries of nature and the human body. By age sixteen, she and her sweetheart, cheerful high school sports hero...

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One night, New York  by Lara Thompson

One night, New York

Lara Thompson

Book

"One winter night in 1932, at the top of the Empire State Building, Frances and Agnes, possible lovers and co-conspirators, are waiting for a man who has done something terrible to both of them. They plan to seek the ultimate revenge. Set over the course...

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The wife upstairs  by Rachel Hawkins

The wife upstairs

Rachel Hawkins

Book

"When Jane, a broke dog-walker newly arrived in town, meets Eddie Rochester, she can't believe her luck. Eddie is handsome, rich and lives alone in an opulent mansion since his beloved wife drowned in a boating accident a year ago. Eddie can give Jan...

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Beware of dogs  by Elizabeth Flann

Beware of dogs

Elizabeth Flann

Book

"Not much daylight left now. So begins the field diary of Alix Verhoeven, whose impulsive acceptance of an offer to spend Easter on a remote island has turned into a terrifying ordeal. Hiding in a tiny cave, she carefully rations out her meagre supplies,...

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The push  by Ashley Audrain

The push

Ashley Audrain

Book

"Blythe Connor is determined that she will be the warm, comforting, supportive mother to her new baby Violet that she herself never had. But in the thick of motherhood's exhausting early days, Blythe becomes convinced that something is wrong with her...

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What the heart wants  by Audrey (Novelist) Carlan

What the heart wants

Audrey (Novelist) Carlan

Book

'Fly free.' For ten years those words, written on pink parchment paper in her mother's beautiful handwriting, have been Suda Kaye Ross's guiding star. Every year on her birthday, Suda Kaye opens another of the letters her mother penned before she pas...

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Dead perfect  by Noelle Holten

Dead perfect

Noelle Holten

Book

"When the body of a young woman is found in a local park, DC Maggie Jamieson knows she's dealing with no ordinary killer. The murder victim has been disfigured; her outfit changed to resemble someone else. Someone Maggie knows all too well... her close...

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The Chanel sisters  by Judithe Little

The Chanel sisters

Judithe Little

Book

"The unforgettable story of the sisters who changed fashion forever. Gabrielle and Antoinette know they're destined for something better. Abandoned to a convent orphanage, they are raised for simple lives. But at night they dream of a glittering future,...

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First comes marriage  by Debbie. author. Macomber

First comes marriage

Debbie. author. Macomber

Book

"Janine Hartman loved her grandfather dearly - but she balked at his plan to choose her a husband. Zach Thomas, the intended groom, didn't like it any better. Zach had recently merged his business with the Hartman family firm, and that was the only.....

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The Drummers  by Tricia. author. Fields

The Drummers

Tricia. author. Fields

Book

"The residents of the small town of Artemis are suspicious when a community called The Drummers moves into a local abandoned church. Their leader, Gideon, claims their aim is simple: to live peacefully off the grid without government interference. But...

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Murder in the cloister  by Tania. author. Bayard

Murder in the cloister

Tania. author. Bayard

Book

"Paris, 1399. Scribe Christine de Pizan is sent to the Priory of Poissy by the palace to copy a manuscript for the prioress. But the prioress already has many copyists, and Christine senses that something is amiss. Her suspicions are confirmed when t...

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Whatever the cost  by Michael Kurland

Whatever the cost

Michael Kurland

Book

"September 1939. Germany has declared war on Poland, and in German Pomerania, Professor Josef Brun is on the run from the SS, carrying secret documents that could change the course of the war. If he can make it to France or Britain. If he can survive......

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Across the green grass fields  by Seanan McGuire

Across the green grass fields

Seanan McGuire

Book

"Regan loves, and is loved, though her school-friend situation has become complicated, of late. When she suddenly finds herself thrust through a doorway that asks her to "Be Sure" before swallowing her whole, Regan must learn to live in a world filled...

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Hidden lies  by Rachel. author. Ryan

Hidden lies

Rachel. author. Ryan

Book

"All children have imaginary friends. It's perfectly normal.But when Georgina's young son Cody tells her about his 'New Granny', a mysterious friend from the park, the words send shivers down her spine. Georgina's beloved mother died only months ago....

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The captive  by Fiona King Foster

The captive

Fiona King Foster

Book

"In a secessionist rural state that has cut itself off completely from urban centers, where living is hardscrabble and poor but “free,” Brooke Holland runs a farm with her husband, Milo, and two daughters. Their life at the fringes of modern society is...

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Your neighbour's wife  by Tony Parsons

Your neighbour's wife

Tony Parsons

Book

"Tara Carver seems to have the perfect life. A loving mother and wife, and a business woman who runs her own company, she's the sort of person you'd want to live next door to, who might even become your best friend. But what sort of person is she rea...

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The apparition phase  by Will Maclean

The apparition phase

Will Maclean

Book

"Tim and Abi have always been different from their peers. Precociously bright, they spend their evenings in their parents' attic discussing the macabre and unexplained, zealously re-reading books on folklore, hauntings and the supernatural. In particular,...

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Dark waters  by G. R. Halliday

Dark waters

G. R. Halliday

Book

"Annabelle has come to the Scottish Highlands to escape. But as she speeds along a deserted mountain road, she is suddenly forced to swerve. The next thing she remembers is waking up in a dark room. A voice from the corner of the room says 'The Doctor...

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Jeeves and the leap of faith  by Ben Schott

Jeeves and the leap of faith

Ben Schott

Book

"Bertie and Jeeves are back for another spot of what Jeeves likes to call 'quiescent espionage' ... This time Bertie is required to impersonate a priest and journey to Cambridge, where the Seventh Earl of Sidcup, aspiring fascist Roderick Spode, is w...

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The best thing you can steal  by Simon R. Green

The best thing you can steal

Simon R. Green

Book

"Gideon Sable is a thief and a con man. He specializes in stealing the kind of things that can't normally be stolen. Like a ghost's clothes, or a photo from a country that never existed. He even stole his current identity. Who was he originally? Now,...

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The effort  by Claire Holroyde

The effort

Claire Holroyde

Book

"When dark comet UD3 was spotted near Jupiter's orbit, its existence was largely ignored. But to individuals who knew better - scientists like Benjamin Schwartz, manager of NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies - the threat this eight-kilometer...

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The ocean house  by Mary-Beth Hughes

The ocean house

Mary-Beth Hughes

Book

"Faith, a mother of two young children, Cece and Connor, is in need of summer childcare. As a member of a staid old beach club in her town and a self-made business consultant, she is appalled when her brother-in-law sends her an unruly, ill-mannered ...

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Head case  by Michael Wiley

Head case

Michael Wiley

Book

"While in the hospital recuperating from a gunshot wound, Chicago PI Sam Kelson is approached by a nurse who's troubled by three recent deaths. No pattern, no connection - except that three patients died when they shouldn't have.Initially skeptical, ...

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On an outgoing tide  by Caro. author. Ramsay

On an outgoing tide

Caro. author. Ramsay

Book

"The body is found in the early hours of the morning, drifting lifelessly on the outgoing tide. Twenty-three-year-old medical student Aasha Ariti had been enjoying a night out to celebrate the end of lockdown. Anthony Poole, the last person to have seen...

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The French paradox  by Ellen Crosby

The French paradox

Ellen Crosby

Book

"In 1949, during her junior year abroad in Paris, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis bought several inexpensive paintings of Marie-Antoinette by a little-known 18th century female artist. She also had a romantic relationship with Virginia vineyard owner Luci...

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The garden of angels  by David Hewson

The garden of angels

David Hewson

Book

"When British academic Malise Gabriel falls to his death from a Rome apartment, detective Nic Costa rapidly comes to realize that there is much more to the accident than he had first thought. It also becomes apparent that Malise’s family - mysterious...

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A river called Time  by Courttia. author. Newland

A river called Time

Courttia. author. Newland

Book

"The Ark was built to save the lives of the many, but rapidly became a refuge for the elite, the entrance closed without warning. Years after the Ark was cut off from the world, a chance of survival within its confines is granted to a select few who can...

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End of the line  by Robert Scragg

End of the line

Robert Scragg

Book

"Detective Jake Porter’s life was ripped apart by the hit-and-run driver that killed his wife. The life he has been building up piece by piece is rocked by the discovery of new evidence that might finally lead him to her murderer. At the same time, he...

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The captive  by Deborah (Fiction writer) O'Connor

The captive

Deborah (Fiction writer) O'Connor

Book

"He killed her husband. Now he's living in her house . . . Hannah is grieving the loss of her husband, a policeman who was brutally murdered. Jem was convicted of the crime. But under a new system he will serve out his twenty five year sentence in a cell...

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The conjurer  by Luanne G. Smith

The conjurer

Luanne G. Smith

Book

"Sidra didn't murder her husband. Yet even a jinni can't wish away a wrongful imprisonment. Determined to prove her innocence, she returns to her adopted home--a French village renowned for its perfume witches--with her friends Elena and Yvette by her...

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Alchemy and Rose  by Sarah Maine

Alchemy and Rose

Sarah Maine

Book

"1866. Will Stewart is one of many who have left their old lives behind to seek their fortunes in New Zealand's last great gold rush. The conditions are hostile and the outlook bleak, but he must push on in his uncertain search for the elusive buried...

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The butterfly house  by Katrine Engberg

The butterfly house

Katrine Engberg

Book

"Six days ago a paperboy on his route in central Copenhagen stumbled upon the naked body of a dead woman, lying in a fountain with arms marked with small incisions. Cause of death: exsanguination-- the draining of all the blood in her body. Lead Inve...

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Waiting for the night song  by Julie Carrick Dalton

Waiting for the night song

Julie Carrick Dalton

Book

"An urgent message from her long-estranged best friend Daniela brings Cadie back to her childhood home. There, they are forced to face a dark secret that ended both their idyllic childhood bond and the magical summer that takes up more space in Cadie's...

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The prophets  by Robert Jones

The prophets

Robert Jones

Book

"Isaiah was Samuel's and Samuel was Isaiah's. In the barn they tended to the animals, but also to each other, transforming the hollowed-out shed into a place of human refuge, a source of intimacy and hope in a world ruled by vicious masters. When an ...

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A lie someone told you about yourself  by Peter Ho Davies

A lie someone told you about yourself

Peter Ho Davies

Book

"[This novel] traces the complex consequences of one of the most personal yet public, intimate yet political experiences a family can have: to have a child, and conversely, the decision not to have a child. A first pregnancy is interrupted by test results...

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Murder on the edge  by Lesley Cookman

Murder on the edge

Lesley Cookman

Book

"Colin Hardcastle has arranged for two men to meet and discuss the sale of a house. But when Nick Nash - the owner of the property - doesn't show, Colin cannot begin to imagine the events he has set in motion. Perplexed, Colin tells his friends in St...

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The children's blizzard  by Melanie Benjamin

The children's blizzard

Melanie Benjamin

Book

"They came on boats, on trains, great unceasing waves of them-the poor, the disenfranchised, the seekers, the dreamers. Second and third generations of farmers eking out an existence on scraps of farms divided up among too many sons. Political agitators...

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Into the light  by David Weber

Into the light

David Weber

Book

"The Shongairi conquered Earth. In mere minutes, half the human race died, and its cities lay in shattered ruins. But the Shongairi didn't expect the survivors' tenacity. And, crucially, they didn't know that Earth harbored two species of intelligent...

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The breaker  by Nicholas Petrie

The breaker

Nicholas Petrie

Book

"A man wanted by two governments, Peter Ash has found a simple, low-profile life in Milwaukee, living with his girlfriend June and renovating old buildings with his friend Lewis. Staying out of trouble is the key to preserving this fragile peace... but...

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Portrait of peril  by Laura Joh Rowland

Portrait of peril

Laura Joh Rowland

Book

"London, October 1890. Crime scene photographer Sarah Bain is overjoyed to marry her beloved Detective Sergeant Barrett - but the wedding takes a sinister turn when the body of a stabbing victim is discovered in the crypt of the church. Not every new...

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Beauty among ruins  by J'nell Ciesielski

Beauty among ruins

J'nell Ciesielski

Book

"American socialite Lily Durham is known for enjoying one moment to the next, with little regard for the consequences of her actions. But just as she is banished overseas to England as a “cure” for her frivolous ways, the Great War breaks out and wreaks...

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The frozen crown  by Greta Kelly

The frozen crown

Greta Kelly

Book

"Askia became heir to the Frozen Crown of Seravesh because of her devotion to her people. But her realm is facing a threat she cannot defeat by sheer will alone. The mad emperor of the Roven Empire has unleashed a horde of invading soldiers to enslave...

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Fragile monsters  by Catherine Menon

Fragile monsters

Catherine Menon

Book

"Mary is a difficult grandmother for Durga to love. She is sharp-tongued and ferocious, with more demons than there are lines on her palms. When Durga visits her in rural Malaysia, she only wants to endure Mary, and the dark memories home brings, for...

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Shelter  by Catherine. author. Jinks

Shelter

Catherine. author. Jinks

Book

"Meg lives alone: a little place in the bush outside town. A perfect place to hide. That’s one of the reasons she offers to shelter Nerine, who’s escaping a violent ex. The other is that Meg knows what it’s like to live with an abusive partner. Nerine...

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Hades, Argentina  by Daniel Loedel

Hades, Argentina

Daniel Loedel

Book

"In 1976, Tomás Oriilla is a medical student in Buenos Aires, where he's moved in hopes of reuniting with Isabel, a childhood crush. But the reckless passion that has always drawn him is leading Isabel ever deeper into the ranks of young insurgents fighting...

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Fishing for dinosaurs and other stories  by Joe R. Lansdale

Fishing for dinosaurs and other stories

Joe R. Lansdale

Book

"From Wild to Wilder, you are offered a journey into the Worlds of Joe R. Lansdale. Go on a fishing trip for dinosaurs in the arctic and meet numerous characters from adventure novels and pulps, as a man unsure of his identity awakens to discover he has...

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The smuggler's wife  by Evie Grace

The smuggler's wife

Evie Grace

Book

"Kent 1815. When the beautiful but naïve Grace Lennicker falls for Isaiah Feasey, son of a rival smuggling family and owner of a local tavern, her sisters try to intervene. But as tensions grow, there is another suitor also hoping to win her hand in...

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The loop  by Jeremy Robert Johnson

The loop

Jeremy Robert Johnson

Book

Turner Falls is a small tourist town nestled in the hills of western Oregon. It's also the home of a biotech firm. When the town is ravaged by an outbreak in which the infected develop fits of rage, a group of misfits struggle to survive the night. Will...

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The ruthless lady's guide to wizardry  by C. M. Waggoner

The ruthless lady's guide to wizardry

C. M. Waggoner

Book

"A charming historical fantasy with a tender love story at its core, from the author of Unnatural Magic. Hard-drinking petty thief Dellaria Wells is down on her luck in the city of Leiscourt - again. Then she sees a want ad for a female bodyguard, and...

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The perfect guests  by Emma Rous

The perfect guests

Emma Rous

Book

"1980: Beth Soames is fourteen years old when a kind couple finds her playing the violin at her orphanage's yearly fund-raiser. The Averills take her home with them to Raven Hall, a rambling manor on the Norfolk coast. There she runs wild with their ...

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Before the ruins  by Victoria Gosling

Before the ruins

Victoria Gosling

Book

"It's the summer of 1996 and school's out forever for Andy, her boyfriend Marcus, her best friend Peter, and Em. When Andy's alcoholic mother predicts the apocalypse, the four teenagers decide to see out the end of the world at a deserted manor house,...

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The forever girl  by Jill Shalvis

The forever girl

Jill Shalvis

Book

When Maze returns to Wildstone for the wedding of her estranged bff and the sister of her heart, it is also a reunion of a once ragtag team of teenagers who had only each other until a tragedy tore them apart and scattered them wide. Now as adults to...

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The coffinmaker's garden  by Stuart MacBride

The coffinmaker's garden

Stuart MacBride

Book

"As a massive storm batters the Scottish coast, Gordon Smith's home is falling into the North Sea. But the crumbling headland has revealed what he's got buried in his garden: human remains. With the storm still raging, it's too dangerous to retrieve the...

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Deep into the dark  by P. J. Tracy

Deep into the dark

P. J. Tracy

Book

"Sam Easton-a true survivor-is home from Afghanistan, trying to rebuild a life in his hometown of LA. Separated from his wife, bartending and therapy sessions are what occupy his days and nights. When friend and colleague Melody Traeger is beaten by ...

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Spin  by Patricia Daniels Cornwell

Spin

Patricia Daniels Cornwell

Book

"In the aftermath of a sabotaged NASA rocket launch gone, Captain Calli Chase comes face-to-face with her missing twin sister, as well as the startling truth of who they really are. Now a top secret program put in motion years ago has spun out of control,...

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Siri, who am I?  by Sam Tschida

Siri, who am I?

Sam Tschida

Book

"Mia might look like a Millennial but she was born yesterday. Emerging from a coma with short-term amnesia after an accident, Mia can’t remember her own name until the Siri assistant on her iPhone provides it. Based on her cool hairstyle (undercut wi...

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