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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 edge  by Jamie Collinson

The edge

Jamie Collinson

Book

"When you are brought to the brink, only a miracle can bring you back. Adam Fairhead is a man in danger of losing everything he worked for. The uber cool record company he runs in LA and its substance-fuelled partying, endless women and slew of smash...

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A beginner's guide to free fall  by Andy Abramowitz

A beginner's guide to free fall

Andy Abramowitz

Book

"Davis Winger has it all. A respected engineer who designs roller coasters in theme parks across the country, he is deeply in love with his wife and has a beautiful young daughter and a happy home. Until an accident strikes on one of his rides. Nothi...

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A user's guide to make-believe  by Jane Alexander

A user's guide to make-believe

Jane Alexander

Book

"Cassie is an addict who has hit rock bottom. But unlike the other attendees at her support group, it's not substance abuse that has ruined her life and severed her from her family. Most importantly, she can't talk about her addiction: she's legally ...

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A life of secrets  by Margaret Kaine

A life of secrets

Margaret Kaine

Book

"London, 1926. Life has not turned out as Deborah had expected. But while occasionally haunted by how the Great War snatched away the love of her life, she quietly and determinedly works away at the staff agency she set up as Miss Deborah Claremont, ...

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When the dead come calling  by Helen Sedgwick

When the dead come calling

Helen Sedgwick

Book

"A murder investigation unearths the brutal history of a village where innocence has a shifting meaning if you are alive. Or dead. When psychotherapist Alexis Cosse is found murdered in the playground of the sleepy northern village of Burrowhead, the...

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All that is buried  by Robert Scragg

All that is buried

Robert Scragg

Book

"A parent's worst fear is realised when five-year-old Libby Hallforth goes missing at a funfair; no witnesses, no leads, and no trace. Months later, human remains are found, but they're too old to be Libby. It's the tip of a gruesome iceberg - bodies,...

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Into the rapture  by Laurie Roma

Into the rapture

Laurie Roma

Book

As Commanders of the Guards of Sand City, Braden, Jasyn, and Aeron Mazer have earned the loyalty and respect of those they lead. They take their responsibilities seriously, especially guarding the royal family, but their secret obsession with Princess...

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Gloomspite  by Andy (Writer on war games) Clark

Gloomspite

Andy (Writer on war games) Clark

Book

"The Bad Moon looms over the city of Dracothium, and Watch Captain Helena Morthan knows it bodes ill for the town. Can she and grieving warrior Hendrick Saul defeat the plans of the Gloomspite Loonking and save their people? In the dark corners of the...

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The hungry and the fat  by Timur Vermes

The hungry and the fat

Timur Vermes

Book

"A radical and bold satire in inequitable times. Germany has imposed an upper limit on asylum seekers, and Europe's borders are closed. Beyond the Sahara, huge camps have been built for millions of people who have no choice but to wait. They have so much...

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Our fathers  by Rebecca Wait

Our fathers

Rebecca Wait

Book

"What kind of man kills his own family? A gripping, tender novel about fathers and sons - a restrained tour-de-force, profoundly unsettling, brilliantly executed, and deeply humane. Tom Baird is a haunted man. When Tom was eight years old, his father...

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The choice  by Claire Wade

The choice

Claire Wade

Book

"Olivia Pritchard spends her time in almost constant fear. Since Mother Mason came into power sugar has been outlawed, with healthy eating and exercise enforced. Anyone caught breaking the rules is sent to the shame box - a glass box, placed in a public...

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The woods  by Vanessa Savage

The woods

Vanessa Savage

Book

"Two girls went down to the woods... But only one came back There's a lot from Tess's childhood that she would rather forget. The family who moved next door and brought chaos to their quiet lives. The two girls who were murdered, their killer never found....

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Like mother, like daughter  by Elle Croft

Like mother, like daughter

Elle Croft

Book

Imogen Brown is a normal 16 year old girl. She's obsessed with beach volleyball, she occasionally enjoys the company of her younger sister Jemima, she's saving for her first car ... and she feels like she doesn't belong. She thinks that her parents, Kat...

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Huckleberry Lake  by Catherine (Adeline Catherine) Anderson

Huckleberry Lake

Catherine (Adeline Catherine) Ander...

Book

"Love blooms once more in the quaint town of Mystic Creek, Oregon. Erin De Laney came to Mystic Creek hoping that the slower pace might rekindle her enthusiasm for law enforcement. Instead she feels as frustrated as she did in the city and when her....

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Rivals  by Sam Michaels

Rivals

Sam Michaels

Book

"The streets of Battersea are about to get a new leader, one who will rule with an iron fist. It's the 1930s and Georgina Garrett has risen up from her tough beginnings to become the new boss of the Battersea gang. But not everyone is pleased with a ...

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Lady Clementine  by Marie Benedict

Lady Clementine

Marie Benedict

Book

"Lady Clementine Churchill did not flinch through the sweeping darkness of war, and would not surrender either to expectations or to enemies. Her scandalous childhood, her unexpected role as a social outsider, her maternal insecurities, and the daily...

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Last request  by Liz Mistry

Last request

Liz Mistry

Book

"Danger might be closer that you think... When a body is discovered under Bradford's derelict Odeon car park, DS Nikita Parekh and her team are immediately called to the scene. Nikki has other things on her mind and is relieved when the investigation...

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The light of all that falls  by James Islington

The light of all that falls

James Islington

Book

The Boundary is whole once again, but it may be too late. Banes now stalk Andarra, while in Ilin Illan, the political machinations of a generation come to a head as Wirr's newfound ability forces his family's old enemies into action. Imprisoned and alone...

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Such a fun age  by Kiley Reid

Such a fun age

Kiley Reid

Book

What happens when you do the right thing for the wrong reason? Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living showing other women how to do the same. A mother to two small girls, she started out as a blogger and has quickly...

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Snowdrops on Rosemary Lane  by Ellen (Novelist) Berry

Snowdrops on Rosemary Lane

Ellen (Novelist) Berry

Book

"Lucy fell in love with tumbledown Rosemary Cottage as a child. So thirty years on, when she loses her city job and discovers the cottage is for sale, it feels like fate. She’ll raise her children in Burley Bridge and transform the cottage into a B&B...

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A hope beyond  by Judith Pella

A hope beyond

Judith Pella

Book

"With the loss of her first true love, Carolina Adams finds life at the family plantation nearly unbearable. Desperate to escape, she moves to Baltimore to become a nanny to Victoria, a little girl whose mother has died. After breaking his wedding en...

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The portrait of Mr W.H.  by Oscar Wilde

The portrait of Mr W.H.

Oscar Wilde

Book

During a conversation about literary forgeries, Erskine tells his young guest that he has received what is purported be an Elizabethan portrait. The painting depicts a beautiful young man in late-16th-century costume, who Graham claimed to be Willie Hughes,...

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Return to Christmas  by Anne (Anne Kristine) Stuart

Return to Christmas

Anne (Anne Kristine) Stuart

Book

"Madison Simcoe has had enough. She's a cold, lonely workaholic who's been harassed one too many times by a fellow worker, it's Christmas and the spirit is gone, and she feels like a stranger in her own life. A little retail therapy should cheer her ...

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Dark September by Inger Wolf

Dark September

Inger Wolf

Book

"It is late September, and Anna Kiehl, a student of anthropology and a single mother, does not return from her evening run in the forest. The next morning, she is found dead. She is naked, her throat is cut, and there is a bouquet of poisonous hemlock...

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Dangerous games  by Gillian Godden

Dangerous games

Gillian Godden

Book

"Annette Lambrianu is young, blonde, beautiful and bored. Life on the family vineyard with her husband and young son, Antonias, is not what she had expected. Yearning for excitement, she flees to London with her lover and the boy, only to find out the...

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Ugly truth  by Kerry Barnes

Ugly truth

Kerry Barnes

Book

"A gripping crime thriller with mystery, murder and shocking twists. After all the heartache that Kelly Raven has gone through, she can finally enjoy her life. The business is lucrative, her family are happy, and in a few months, her baby will be bor...

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Preacher's frenzy  by William W. Johnstone

Preacher's frenzy

William W. Johnstone

Book

"There are two kinds of traps in the Old West. One is the kind that Preacher and his buddy, Charlie, use to catch a mountain-load of fur pelts. The other is the kind that Charlie steps into a trap set by a low-life gambler and his seductive partner in...

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Hired guns  by William W. Johnstone

Hired guns

William W. Johnstone

Book

"It’s the kind of job Luke Jensen hates. A millionaire mine owner is willing to pay $5,000 to the man who captures the half-breed outlaw Tom Eagle. Normally, Luke would turn down an offer like this - it smacks too much of being a hired gun. But when ...

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Rosanna's gift  by Susan Lantz Simpson

Rosanna's gift

Susan Lantz Simpson

Book

"'She’s yours.' Until now, Rosanna Mast's hopes for the future have all revolved around handsome Henry Zook. But when a young Englisch girl places her newborn daughter in Rosanna’s arms and utters those words, shock quickly turns to fierce, protectiv...

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Danzig  by William N. Walker

Danzig

William N. Walker

Book

"Inspired by actual events, Danzig is a story of diplomatic conflict and political intrigue in Central Europe in the 1930s... The story encompasses fast-paced events in Geneva, Berlin, Warsaw and London, as well as Danzig itself, capturing the drama ...

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Dirty secret  by Mira Lyn Kelly

Dirty secret

Mira Lyn Kelly

Book

"'In my defense, I didn't know she was his sister...' This team hates me. Something about my chronic case of resting prick face and that thing with the captain when the season started. My fist, his jaw. Yeah, we go back and not in a good way. Coach says...

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The way of the brave  by Susan May Warren

The way of the brave

Susan May Warren

Book

Alaska. Former pararescue jumper Orion Starr is haunted by the memory of a rescue gone wrong. He has no desire to join Hamilton Jones's elite rescue team, but he also can't shirk his duty when the call comes in to rescue three lost climbers on Denali....

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The moonshiner's daughter  by Donna Everhart

The moonshiner's daughter

Donna Everhart

Book

A young woman in 1960's North Carolina resents the moonshining operation her family has conducted for generations, blaming it for her mother's death. When her father insists that moonshining is in her veins, Jessie devises a plan to destroy the stills....

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Toward the light  by Bonnar Spring

Toward the light

Bonnar Spring

Book

"Luz Concepcion returns to Guatemala to murder Martin Benavides, the man who destroyed her family. Benavides, who rose from insurgent fighter to president, controls a major drug network. Richard Clement became Luz's resettlement officer when she was ...

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Bone silence  by Alastair Reynolds

Bone silence

Alastair Reynolds

Book

"Two sisters ran away from home to join the crew of a spaceship. They took on pirates, faced down monsters and survived massacres . . . and now they're in charge. Captaining a fearsome ship of their own, adventures are theirs for the taking. But Captain...

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Love lettering  by Kate Clayborn

Love lettering

Kate Clayborn

Book

Meg Mackworth's hand-lettering skill has made her famous as the Planner of Park Slope, designing custom journals for her New York City clientele. She has another skill too: reading signs that other people miss. Knowing the upcoming marriage of Reid S...

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What holds us together  by Sandi Ward

What holds us together

Sandi Ward

Book

Luna, an imaginative tabby, understands that sometimes change is necessary. When her owner, Annika, moved back to her small New England hometown six months ago along with her sixteen-year-old twins, Luna knew it was for the best. Ever since Annika's ...

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Sealed off  by Barbara Ross

Sealed off

Barbara Ross

Book

"When the Russian demo team clearing out the mansion discovers a room that's been sealed off for decades, Julia's baffled as to its purpose and what secrets it might have held. Tensions are already simmering with the crew, but when one of the workers...

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To the strongest  by Robert Fabbri

To the strongest

Robert Fabbri

Book

"Set after the death of Alexander the Great. Who will win the fight to control the largest empire the world has ever seen? Let the battles begin... 'I foresee great struggles at my funeral games.' Babylon, 323 BC: Alexander the Great is dead, leaving...

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The forces' sweethearts  by Rosie Archer

The forces' sweethearts

Rosie Archer

Book

"1942, and singing group the Bluebird Girls have swapped the theatres of southern England for army tents in the Libyan desert. Their mission is to boost the morale of the brave British troops fighting under the hot sun, where there is no end yet in sight...

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The lace maiden  by Evie Grace

The lace maiden

Evie Grace

Book

"Deal, Kent. 1811. The Lennicker sisters live in a cottage nestled amongst the counting houses, shops and inns, where the smugglers plot and the seamen drink. When their father - a fisherman and smuggler - is murdered by a rival gang, the eldest daug...

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Storm of secrets  by Loretta Marion

Storm of secrets

Loretta Marion

Book

"A powerful storm descends upon Cape Cod's Whale Rock the weekend Cassandra Mitchell and David Benjamin are set to wed at The Bluffs, a magnificent Victorian mansion. In the wake of the storm's destruction, three-year-old Lucas Kleister disappears, and...

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Beyond recall  by Gerald Seymour

Beyond recall

Gerald Seymour

Book

"Gary - 'Gaz' - Baldwin is a watcher, not a killer. Operating with a special forces unit deep in Syria, he is to sit in a hide, observe a village, report back and leave. But the appalling atrocity he witnesses will change his life forever. Before long,...

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Finding Cassie  by Anna Jacobs

Finding Cassie

Anna Jacobs

Book

"After a terrifying brush with death, feisty TV personality Cassandra Benn decides to embrace the quiet life. Yet on the eve of her departure to the idyllic Penny Lake leisure village, fifteen-year old Evie arrives on her doorstep, claiming to be Cas...

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Witch's oath  by Terry Goodkind

Witch's oath

Terry Goodkind

Book

"Richard, Kahlan, and seven companions, are hunting a warlock in the waterlogged depths of the People's Palace. It will take all their skills to close on their quarry, but do any of them understand the true power of a Witch's Oath? Richard knew that ...

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A longer fall  by Charlaine Harris

A longer fall

Charlaine Harris

Book

"Lizbeth Rose is hired onto a new crew for a seemingly easy protection job, transporting a crate into Dixie, just about the last part of the former United States of America she wants to visit. But what seemed like a straight-forward job turns into a ...

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A silent death  by Peter May

A silent death

Peter May

Book

"Spain, 2020. When ex-pat fugitive Jack Cleland watches his girlfriend die, gunned down in a pursuit involving officer Cristina Sanchez Pradell, he promises to exact his revenge by destroying the policewoman Cristina's aunt Ana has been deaf-blind for...

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The Widows' Club  by Amanda Brooke

The Widows' Club

Amanda Brooke

Book

"@thewidowsclub : In response to unprecedented media interest, we confirm that the murder victim was a member of our group. We will not be commenting further... When April joins a support group for young widows, she’s looking for answers after her hu...

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The lady of the ravens  by Joanna Hickson

The lady of the ravens

Joanna Hickson

Book

"Two women, two very different destinies, drawn together in the shadow of the Tower of London: Elizabeth of York, her life already tainted by dishonour and tragedy, now queen to the first Tudor king, Henry the VII. Joan Vaux, servant of the court, st...

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The six  by Luca Veste

The six

Luca Veste

Book

"It was supposed to be our last weekend away as friends, before marriage and respectability beckoned. But what happened that Saturday changed everything.In the middle of the night, someone died. The six of us promised each other we would not tell anyone...

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Mr. Sticks  by Jeffrey Hale

Mr. Sticks

Jeffrey Hale

Book

"The dark net is filled with monsters. It’s frequented by thieves, drug dealers, child predators, and cold-blooded killers. But Mr. Sticks is the most fearsome of them all. Mr. Sticks uses the dark net to locate the lost and vulnerable; to lure young...

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No fixed line  by Dana Stabenow

No fixed line

Dana Stabenow

Book

"'... though there is no fixed line between wrong and right, There are roughly zones whose laws must be obeyed.' ... It is New Year's Eve, nearly six weeks into an off-and-on blizzard that has locked Alaska down, effectively cutting it off from the ...

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Blood ties  by Heather Burnside

Blood ties

Heather Burnside

Book

Adele Robinson is locked up – convicted for the murder of her abusive father. She quickly realises that she'll have to play it tough if she's going to survive, and soon gains a reputation for standing her ground. Meanwhile, her brother Peter is building...

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The dark god  by Robert J. (Fantasy author) Ryan

The dark god

Robert J. (Fantasy author) Ryan

Book

"The final battle draws near, and the fate of men and gods hangs in the balance... Brand has defeated the army of Unferth, and the usurper lies dead. His magician, Horta, is also humbled. From the ruins of battle, Brand forges alliances and brings wa...

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The crimson lord  by Robert J. (Fantasy author) Ryan

The crimson lord

Robert J. (Fantasy author) Ryan

Book

"War strides across the land, and ancient gods pull the threads of destiny... Brand has passed through sorcery and battle, surviving everything his enemies sent against him. So far. But each time he discovers an enemy, he finds only another, and a gr...

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The pale swordsman  by Robert J. (Fantasy author) Ryan

The pale swordsman

Robert J. (Fantasy author) Ryan

Book

"Brand, exiled since his youth from the land he should rightfully rule, returns home. But nothing is as it seems, and the usurper who murdered his parents and sent countless assassins to kill him is not his greatest threat. A magician serves the usurper,...

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Nietzsche and the burbs  by Lars Iyer

Nietzsche and the burbs

Lars Iyer

Book

"When a new student transfers in from private school, his public school peers nickname him Nietzsche thanks to his mysterious charisma. Nietzsche, like his philosopher namesake, is brilliant but doomed to madness, and his new classmates feel compelled...

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A thousand country roads  by Robert James Waller

A thousand country roads

Robert James Waller

Book

"Robert James Waller brings to a poignant conclusion his story of the love affair between a wandering photographer and the conventional wife of an Iowa farmer. In A Thousand Country Roads, Robert Kincaid initially finds himself with little but memories...

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Songbird  by Inger Wolf

Songbird

Inger Wolf

Book

"On an early morning in May, the police find the heavily beaten body of Maja Nielsen in a public park in central Aarhus in Denmark. She has fallen from a great height and her right arm has been cut repeatedly. Everything points to a suicide, and as the...

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Someday, someday  by Emma (Romance author) Scott

Someday, someday

Emma (Romance author) Scott

Book

"How long would you wait for love? Max Kaufman was kicked out of his home as a teen and his life has been an uphill battle ever since. From addiction and living on the streets, to recovery and putting himself through nursing school, he's spent the last...

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Dangerously fierce  by Deborah Blake

Dangerously fierce

Deborah Blake

Book

"The Riders: Three legendary brothers who kept the Baba Yagas safe. The Riders' immortality was stripped away, along with their mission. But they are still much more than Human, and their story is far from over ... His brothers may have found new paths...

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Tall tales & short stories : Volume one / edited by Emma Kalson.

Tall tales & short stories : Volume one / edited by Emma Kalson.

Book

"Tall Tales & Short Stories Volume One showcases 50 excellent flash fiction stories that take you on a multi-genre voyage of discovery across space, time and place. Despite their brevity, these tiny tales get right to the heart of what makes us human....

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Rise  by Kim Lakin-Smith

Rise

Kim Lakin-Smith

Book

"Denounced by her own father and charged with crimes against the state, Kali Titian - pilot, soldier, and engineer - is sentenced to Erbarmlich prison camp, where she must somehow survive among her fellow inmates the Vary, a race she has been raised ...

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There and never, ever back again  by Jeffrey Mach

There and never, ever back again

Jeffrey Mach

Book

"'There is a white wizard, cloaked in spellcraft and guile and a truly astonishing sense of self-righteousness, and he simply will not stop slaughtering The Chosen One until he kills me.' Set in a fantasy world of unmanageable magics and questionable...

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Allegiance  by Nicholas Sansbury Smith

Allegiance

Nicholas Sansbury Smith

Book

"The war for the Metal Islands is over, but the search for survivors has just begun. After a long and bloody battle, legendary Hell Diver Xavier Rodriguez reigns as the dutiful but reluctant new king of the islands. Advised by a council of former sky...

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Long live the beautiful hearts  by Emma (Romance author) Scott

Long live the beautiful hearts

Emma (Romance author) Scott

Book

"Never again would I allow my heart to become the plaything of someone else. Never again would I let a man (or men) come between me and my goals. Never again would I love without feeling the fullness of that love in return. Not until I knew it was real....

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Holly Banks full of angst  by Julie Valerie

Holly Banks full of angst

Julie Valerie

Book

"Holly Banks could not have made a worse first impression on the seemingly perfect moms in her new affluent community, the Village of Primm. Turns out wearing pink piggy pajama bottoms while dropping off her kindergartener late to the first day of sc...

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Dangerously driven  by Deborah Blake

Dangerously driven

Deborah Blake

Book

"The Riders ... three legendary brothers who were born to aid the Baba Yagas, until tragedy changed everything. Separated by guilt and circumstance, they will finally have a chance to come back together. But what will happen when they do? Neither Mik...

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The abominable Mr. Darcy  by J. Dawn King

The abominable Mr. Darcy

J. Dawn King

Book

"Mr. Darcy was an enigma ... until he spoke. Then, he was the enemy. Miss Elizabeth Bennet's eyes are instantly drawn towards a handsome, mysterious guest who arrives at the Meryton Assembly with the Bingley party. The gentleman destroys her illusions...

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The grifters  by Jim Thompson

The grifters

Jim Thompson

Book

"To his friends, to his coworkers, and even to his mistress Moira, Roy Dillon is an honest hardworking salesman. He lives in a cheap hotel just within his pay bracket. He goes to work every day. He has hundreds of friends and associates who could attest...

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The winemaker  by Noah Gordon

The winemaker

Noah Gordon

Book

"Josep Alvarez is a young man in the tiny grape-growing village of Santa Eulália, in northern Spain, where his father grows black grapes that are turned into cheap vinegar. Joseph loves the agricultural life, but he is the second son, and his father's...

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Carrot cake murder  by Joanne Fluke

Carrot cake murder

Joanne Fluke

Book

"Murder comes to town when, during her business partner's family reunion, a long-lost uncle is found dead with two slices of Hannah's infamous carrot cake next to his body, a discovery that soon becomes a recipe for disaster."--Provided by publisher.

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Edge of darkness  by Lara Adrian

Edge of darkness

Lara Adrian

Book

"Hunters. The most lethal Breed vampires in existence--and Knox's cold heart thaws for no one . . . until a strong-willed beauty enlists his help in protecting an innocent child from a powerful, small-town family and a chilling evil that knows no bounds....

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Our last goodbye  by Shirley Dickson

Our last goodbye

Shirley Dickson

Book

"1943, England: On a foggy night during the blackout, twenty-five-year-old May Robinson's mother is tragically killed. Heartbroken, May isn't sure she has the strength to harbour the secret she has kept for so many years - a secret her mother devoted...

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Kill for you  by Lisa (Lisa L.) Regan

Kill for you

Lisa (Lisa L.) Regan

Book

"FBI analyst Kassidy Bishop is assigned to the 'For You' killer's task force after a series of sadistic murders bearing the same signature arise in different parts of the country. The homicides are both calculated and savage, occurring in different states,...

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Once upon a princess  by Clare Lydon

Once upon a princess

Clare Lydon

Book

"Olivia Charlton is a princess who believes in love-- not a high priority in a royal family hung up on tradition and duty. Meanwhile, village sweetheart Rosie Perkins has no time for affairs of the heart-- she's just struggling to keep her cafe and l...

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Cold blooded  by Lisa (Lisa L.) Regan

Cold blooded

Lisa (Lisa L.) Regan

Book

"Fourteen years ago, high school track star Sydney Adams was gunned down in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park. The investigation yielded useless clues, and the case went cold. But homicide detective Augustus Knox never gave up on finding Sydney's killer....

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Hold still  by Lisa (Lisa L.) Regan

Hold still

Lisa (Lisa L.) Regan

Book

"After years as a patrol cop, detective Jocelyn Rush is almost immune to the depravity that stalks the meaner streets of Philadelphia... almost. After saving her three-year-old daughter from a carjacking, she ends up in the emergency room - and discovers...

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Tiny love  by Larry Brown

Tiny love

Larry Brown

Book

"A career-spanning collection, Tiny Love brings together for the first time the stories of Larry Brown's previous collections along with those never before gathered. The self-taught Brown has long had a cult following, and this collection comes with ...

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Her dark heart  by Carla Kovach

Her dark heart

Carla Kovach

Book

"Rory is waiting at the door of the pre-school - a painted picture of his mother Susan in his small hand. But Susan isn't going to see the picture, because she has vanished. Susan Wheeler is a devoted mother. She would do anything for her three children....

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The Mithras conspiracy  by Michael J. Polelle

The Mithras conspiracy

Michael J. Polelle

Book

"Rome is in chaos. Earthquakes shake the city. The pope is in a coma. And a Vatican scholar has been found dead in the Tiber. Detective Marco Leone is about to take a sabbatical when his estranged friend—charged with organizing the Vatican’s secret a...

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The modern break-up  by Daniel Chidiac

The modern break-up

Daniel Chidiac

Book

"'When it comes to dating, I seem to be going around in a circle. The ones I want don't want me, and the ones who want me, I don't want.' -Amelia. 'I don’t know, I just think there’s too much miscommunication between guys and girls. I mean, no one knows...

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Yukon revenge  by Ken Baird

Yukon revenge

Ken Baird

Book

"Meet C.E. Brody, a Yukon renaissance man who leads a solitary life on the edge of civilization. Living without cell phones or internet is just fine with him--with a cabin on the river, a vehicle repair shop, an old pickup truck and plane, and two dogs...

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Yukon audit  by Ken Baird

Yukon audit

Ken Baird

Book

"The Yukon. Land of the midnight sun and the Klondike gold rush. Wilderness and wildlife, rivers and lakes, mountains and glaciers. As mystical a place as there is on earth. The Yukon's also a great place to launder illicit cash with a gold mine. And...

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My beautiful life  by K. J. Parker

My beautiful life

K. J. Parker

Book

"As the ironic title indicates, Parker's latest tells the story of an individual life that takes extraordinary turns. As the story begins, the nameless, dying narrator takes us back to his childhood home in a remote corner of the ubiquitous Empire. The...

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All roads lead to Whitechapel  by Michelle Birkby

All roads lead to Whitechapel

Michelle Birkby

Book

"Behind every great man is a great woman...? Maybe so, but the women in Sherlock Holmes's life are tired of toiling in his shadow. Matters come to a head when the Great Man declines to help a desperate young bride, prompting Mrs. Hudson (Holmes's hou...

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The committee  by Sterling Watson

The committee

Sterling Watson

Book

"The Committee is set in a sleepy late 1950s Florida university city. Its characters--professors, students, townspeople rich and poor, and politicians--are both typical of such a place and unusual, even bizarre, for the challenges they face and the c...

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The darkest assassin  by Gina Showalter

The darkest assassin

Gina Showalter

Book

"Fox is a demon-possessed immortal with many talents. --Ability to open portals-check --Power to kill the most dangerous Sent Ones-check --Scare away any man who might want to date her-mate. Now, the keeper of Distrust has been marked for death, a wi...

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Lean on me  by Pat Simmons

Lean on me

Pat Simmons

Book

"Tabitha Knicely loves her career as a pharmaceutical rep, but even her health care knowledge isn't much help with the daily challenges she now faces caring for her aunt with Alzheimer's. Her once organized lifestyle is in disarray and her patience is...

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Cesare  by Jerome Charyn

Cesare

Jerome Charyn

Book

"On a windy night in 1937, a seventeen-year-old German naval sub-cadet is wandering along the seawall when he stumbles upon a gang of ruffians beating up a tramp, whose life he saves. The man is none other than spymaster Wilhelm Canaris, chief of the...

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A cowboy never quits  by Cindi Madsen

A cowboy never quits

Cindi Madsen

Book

"When single mom Jessica Cook is at the end of her rope, she takes her 16-year-old daughter to Turn Around Ranch. The ranch has a great reputation for teen therapy, and Jessica prays there's room there for her and Chloe. Wade Dawson's first priority is...

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End game  by Rachel Dylan

End game

Rachel Dylan

Book

"When elite members of the military are murdered on the streets of Washington, DC, FBI Special Agent Bailey Ryan and NCIS Special Agent Marco Agostini must work together to bring the perpetrator to justice. Unfortunately, all evidence points to a Navy...

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The secret she keeps  by HelenKay Dimon

The secret she keeps

HelenKay Dimon

Book

"Connor Rye seeks solace on remote Whitaker Island. When his first quiet evening ends with a blow to the head, it's clear that nothing--and no one--is as it seems. Still haunted by his sister's murder, he's buried himself in work while trying to hold...

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Who did you tell?  by Lesley Kara

Who did you tell?

Lesley Kara

Book

"Every town has its secrets... It’s been 192 days, seven hours and fifteen minutes since her last drink. Now Astrid is trying to turn her life around. Having reluctantly moved back in with her mother, in a quiet seaside town away from the temptations...

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Maggie's going nowhere  by Rose Hartley

Maggie's going nowhere

Rose Hartley

Book

"Can someone please tell me how to navigate life? Maggie Cotton is a hot mess. In one day, she's dumped by her boyfriend, disinherited by her mum, and kicked off the three-year degree course she'd stretched to a decade. And that was before she received...

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The mothers  by Genevieve Gannon

The mothers

Genevieve Gannon

Book

"Two couples. One baby. An unimaginable choice. Grace and Dan Arden are in their forties and have been on the IVF treadmill since the day they got married. Six attempts have yielded no results and with each failure a little piece of their hope dies.....

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Creatures  by Crissy Van Meter

Creatures

Crissy Van Meter

Book

"Winter Island, off the coast of Southern California. Evangeline grew up with her well-meaning but negligent father, surviving on the money he made dealing the island's world-famous strain of marijuana, Winter Wonderland. Tomorrow Evie is getting married--...

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First cut  by Judy Melinek

First cut

Judy Melinek

Book

"For San Francisco's newest medical examiner, Dr Jessie Teska, it was supposed to be a fresh start. A new job in a new city. A way to escape her own dark past. Instead she faces a chilling discovery when a suspected overdose case contains hints of so...

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The murder map  by Danny (Crime fiction writer) Miller

The murder map

Danny (Crime fiction writer) Miller

Book

"When art dealer Ivan Fielding is found dead of a heart attack in his home, it doesn't initially seem like a case for Detective Inspector Frost and the Denton police force. But then signs of a burglary are discovered, and Frost senses there's more to...

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The Hanged Man  by K. D. Edwards

The Hanged Man

K. D. Edwards

Book

"The Tarot Sequence imagines a modern-day Atlantis off the coast of Massachusetts, governed by powerful Courts based on the traditional Tarot deck. Rune Saint John, last child of the fallen Sun Throne, is backed into a fight of high court magic and p...

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