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Dark corners by Megan Goldin

Dark corners

Megan Goldin

"Terence Bailey is about to be released from prison for breaking and entering, though investigators have long suspected him in the murders of six women. As his release date approaches, Bailey gets a surprise visit from Maddison Logan, a hot, young influencer...

Judgment prey by John Sandford

Judgment prey

John Sandford

"Alex Sand was spending the evening at home playing basketball with his two young sons when all three were shot in cold blood. A wealthy federal judge, there's no short list of people who could have a vendetta against Sands, but the gruesome murders turn their...

The traitor among us by Anne Perry

The traitor among us

Anne Perry

"Not far from the grounds of Wyndham Hall, the body of MI6 agent John Repton is found, killed while surveilling the members of a household with alleged ties to fascists who threaten the security of the country, as Hitler's control spreads across Europe. Elena...

Fall of ruin and wrath by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Fall of ruin and wrath

Jennifer L. Armentrout

"Long ago, the world was destroyed by gods. Only nine cities were spared. Separated by vast wilderness teeming with monsters and unimaginable dangers, each city is now ruled by a guardian. Born with an intuition that never fails, Calista knows her talents are...

The covenant of water by Abraham Verghese

The covenant of water

Abraham Verghese

"Spanning the years 1900 to 1977, The Covenant of Water is set in Kerala, on South India's Malabar Coast, and follows three generations of a family that suffers a peculiar affliction: in every generation, at least one person dies by drowning--and in Kerala,...

Traitors Gate by Jeffrey Archer

Traitors Gate

Jeffrey Archer

"Impenetrable. Well protected. Secure. Home to the most valuable jewels on earth. But once a year, the Metropolitan Police must execute the most secret operation in their armoury when they transport the Crown Jewels across London. For four years, Chief...

A winter in New York by Josie Silver

A winter in New York

Josie Silver

"A young chef stumbles on a secret family recipe that might lead her to the love--and life--she's been looking for in this stunning novel from the New York Times bestselling author of One Day in December. When Iris decides to move to New York to restart her...

The housemaid by Freida McFadden

The housemaid

Freida McFadden

"Every day I clean the Winchesters' beautiful house top to bottom. I collect their daughter from school. And I cook a delicious meal for the whole family before heading up to eat alone in my tiny room on the top floor. I try to ignore how Nina makes a mess...

The edge by David Baldacci

The edge

David Baldacci

"The 6:20 Man is back, dropped by his handlers into a small coastal town in Maine to solve the murder of a CIA agent who knew America's dirtiest secrets - can Travis Devine uncover the truth before his time runs out? When CIA operative Jenny Silkwell is...

The night house by Jo Nesbø

The night house

Jo Nesbø

"In the wake of his parents' tragic deaths fourteen-year-old Richard Elauved has been sent to live with his aunt and uncle in the remote town of Ballantyne. Richard quickly earns a reputation as an outcast, and when a classmate named Tom goes missing, no one...

The secret by Lee Child

The secret

Lee Child

"1992. Eight respectable people have been found dead across the US. The fatalities resemble accidents and don't appear to be connected. Until one body - the victim of a fall from a hospital window - generates some unexpected attention from the Secretary of...

Murder at the Elms by Alyssa Maxwell

Murder at the Elms

Alyssa Maxwell

"1901: Back from their honeymoon in Italy, Emma and Derrick are adapting to married life as they return to their duties at their jointly owned newspaper, the Newport Messenger. The Elms, coal baron Edward Berwind's newly completed Bellevue Avenue estate, is...

Longhorns East by Johnny D. Boggs

Longhorns East

Johnny D. Boggs

"Tom Candy Ponting was no ordinary trail boss. He didn't smoke, chew, cuss, or even carry a gun. Unlike his competitors, he learned how to herd cows on a farm back in England - and how to handle cowboys in bareknuckle prizefights. But his skills and know-how...

The breakaway by Jennifer Weiner

The breakaway

Jennifer Weiner

"Thirty-four-year-old Abby Stern has made it to a happy place. She's got good friends, her bike, and her bike club in Philadelphia. She's at peace with her plus-size body - at least, most of the time - and she's on track to marry her childhood sweetheart. Abby...

Facing the enemy by DiAnn Mills

Facing the enemy

DiAnn Mills

"For the past five years, FBI Special Agent Risa Jacobs has worked in the violent crimes against children division of the Houston FBI. She's never had reason to believe there's a target on her back ... until now. When the long-awaited reunion between Risa and...

Holly by Stephen King


Stephen King

"When Penny Dahl calls the Finders Keepers detective agency hoping for help locating her missing daughter, Holly is reluctant to accept the case. Her partner, Pete, has Covid. Her (very complicated) mother has just died. And Holly is meant to be on leave. But...

The raging storm by Ann Cleeves

The raging storm

Ann Cleeves

"When Jem Rosco--sailor, adventurer, and legend--blows into town in the middle of an autumn gale, the residents of Greystone, Devon, are delighted to have a celebrity in their midst. But just as abruptly as he arrived, Rosco disappears again, and soon his body...

Go as a river by Shelley Read

Go as a river

Shelley Read

"Seventeen-year-old Victoria Nash runs the household on her family's peach farm in the small ranch town of Iola, Colorado--the sole surviving female in a family of troubled men. Wilson Moon is a young drifter with a mysterious past, displaced from his tribal...

The Paris deception by Bryn Turnbull

The Paris deception

Bryn Turnbull

"Sophie Dix fled Stuttgart with her brother as the Nazi regime gained power in Germany. Now, with her brother gone and her adopted home city of Paris conquered by the Reich, Sophie reluctantly accepts a position restoring damaged art at the Jeu de Paume museum...

Murder by invitation only by Colleen Cambridge

Murder by invitation only

Colleen Cambridge

"A murder will occur tonight at Beecham House . . . Who could resist such a compelling invitation? Of course, the murder in question purports to be a party game, and Phyllida looks forward to using some of the deductive skills she has acquired thanks to her...

Murder at the Merton library by Andrea Penrose

Murder at the Merton library

Andrea Penrose

"Responding to an urgent plea from a troubled family friend, the Earl of Wrexford journeys to Oxford only to find the reclusive university librarian has been murdered and a rare manuscript has gone missing. The only clue is that someone overheard an argument...

The gun wolves by Wayne D. Dundee

The gun wolves

Wayne D. Dundee

"The road to justice is sometimes long, narrow, and fraught with peril. That don't matter none to Lone McGantry. He'll stop at nothing to catch the lawbreaker in his sights. On the trail of the owlhoot who tricked him and stole his horse, former army scout...

The legacy of Longdale Manor by Carrie Turansky

The legacy of Longdale Manor

Carrie Turansky

"Two women -- a century apart -- embark on a journey to healing, faith, forgiveness, and romance. In 2012, art historian Gwen Morris travels to England's Lake District to appraise the paintings and antiques of an old family friend, hoping to prove herself to...

Things we left behind by Lucy Score

Things we left behind

Lucy Score

"Lucian Rollins is a lean, mean vengeance-seeking mogul. On a quest to erase his abusive father's mark on the family name, he spends every waking minute pulling strings and building his empire. The more money and power he gains, the safer he feels. Except when...

The invisible hour by Alice Hoffman

The invisible hour

Alice Hoffman

"One brilliant June day when Mia Jacob can no longer see a way to survive, the power of words saves her. The Scarlet Letter was written almost two hundred years earlier, but it seems to tell the story of Mia's mother, Ivy, and their life inside the Community...

West with giraffes by Lynda Rutledge

West with giraffes

Lynda Rutledge

"'Few true friends have I known and two were giraffes . . . ' Woodrow Wilson Nickel, age 105, feels his life ebbing away. But when he learns giraffes are going extinct, he finds himself recalling an unforgettable experience he cannot take to his grave. It's...

Into the fire by Irene Hannon

Into the fire

Irene Hannon

"As a former smokejumper, arson investigator Bri Tucker knows her way around fires. But after a mysterious blaze takes the life of a former colleague, Bri inherits a curious puzzle from him that raises questions about several fiery deaths. Someone, however,...

So shall you reap by Donna Leon

So shall you reap

Donna Leon

"On a cold November evening, Guido Brunetti and Paola are up late when a call from his colleague Ispettore Vianello arrives, alerting the Commissario that a hand has been seen in one of Venice's canals. The body is soon found, and Brunetti is assigned to...

Lone star legacy by William W. Johnstone

Lone star legacy

William W. Johnstone

"South Texas, 1854. Regis Royle is determined to turn eighteen-thousand acres of raw prairie into the greatest cattle ranch in the world. But he can't do it alone. The region is wilder than a herd of mustangs--and crawling with rustlers. Teaming up with the...

The mustangers by Preston Lewis

The mustangers

Preston Lewis

"Autry Braden and Ed Talley aim to join George Mason and hunt mustangs in 1804 Spanish Texas. Their mission intersects with Maria Manuel, who is running from Juan Castenada, captain of the Spanish garrison at Nacogdoches. Maria takes refuge with the mustanging...

Shotgun Johnny by William W. Johnstone

Shotgun Johnny

William W. Johnstone

"Armed with his weapons of choice--two sawed-off, double-barreled shotguns in custom-made holsters for pistol-quick draws--Shotgun Johnny ain't stopping for no one . . . not unless they want to die. Johnny Greenway was once a family man. A well-respected...

Vaquero padre by Paul Colt

Vaquero padre

Paul Colt

"Eusebio Francisco Kino, missionary, mathematician, astronomer, navigator, cartographer, explorer, rancher, diplomat, instrument of God's work, and candidate for sainthood. Imagine a seventeenth-century man with these talents and abilities, born to a New World...

The housekeepers by Alex (Writer) Hay

The housekeepers

Alex (Writer) Hay

"The night of London's grandest ball, a bold group of women downstairs launch a daring revenge heist against Mayfair society in this dazzling historical novel about power, gender, and class. Mrs. King is no ordinary housekeeper. Born into a world of con...

Dark memory by Christine Feehan

Dark memory

Christine Feehan

"Safia Meziane has trained since birth to protect her tribe, the family she holds so dear. All along she told herself the legends she was raised with were simply that. But now, she must call upon all of her skills to fight what lies ahead. Evil has come to...

Dirty laundry by Disha Bose

Dirty laundry

Disha Bose

"Ciara Dunphy has it all--a loving husband, well-behaved children, and a beautiful home. Her circle of friends in their small Irish village go to her for tips about mothering, style, and influencer success--a picture-perfect life is easy money on Instagram....

That bonesetter woman by Frances (Journalist) Quinn

That bonesetter woman

Frances (Journalist) Quinn

"Endurance Proudfoot only wants one thing in life - to continue in the family business of bonesetting. It's a physically hard job, requiring strength, nerves of steel and discretion - it's not a job for a woman. But Durie is strong, stubborn and determined to...

Twenty sixteen by Lee Bullman

Twenty sixteen

Lee Bullman

"As Brexit bites and Britain begins to tear itself apart, DI Reider returns from a manhunt in Europe and decides it's time to retire from the force. But Reider hasn't counted on his first case coming back to haunt him. He hasn't counted on his career going...

An unfamiliar murder by Jane Isaac

An unfamiliar murder

Jane Isaac

"Arriving home from a routine day at work, Anna Cottrell has no idea that her life is about to change forever. But discovering the stabbed body of a stranger in her flat, then becoming prime suspect in a murder inquiry is only the beginning. Her persistent...

The woman in the castello by Kelsey (Novelist) James

The woman in the castello

Kelsey (Novelist) James

"Rome, 1965: aspiring actress Silvia Whitford arrives at Rome's famed Cinecitta Studios from Los Angeles, ready for her big break and a taste of 'la dolce vita'. Instead, she learns that the movie in which she was cast has been canceled. Desperate for money,...

The midwife of Auschwitz by Anna Stuart

The midwife of Auschwitz

Anna Stuart

"Auschwitz, 1943: As I held the tiny baby in my arms, my fingers traced the black tattoo etched across her little thigh. And I prayed that one day this set of numbers, identical to her mother's, would have the power to reunite a family torn apart by war....

Miss Aldridge regrets by Louise Hare

Miss Aldridge regrets

Louise Hare

"London, 1936. Lena Aldridge is wondering if life has passed her by. The dazzling theatre career she hoped for hasn't worked out. Instead, she's stuck singing in a sticky-floored basement club in Soho and her married lover has just left her. She has nothing to...

Operation lightning bolt by Hilary Green

Operation lightning bolt

Hilary Green

"Hampshire, 1943. Kim Maxwell has been languishing in the 'cooler' in what she sees as punishment for getting caught - and tortured - by the Nazis, before being freed by Resistance fighters. Now she is sent for by the head of SOE. This is her chance to prove...

Son of blood by Jack Ludlow

Son of blood

Jack Ludlow

"Under Robert Guiscard, the de Hautevilles have grown in importance and power throughout Italy and, through the Papacy, all of Christendom. Now it is Robert's son Bohemund's turn to take up arms - the opportunity to fight under the papal banner in the Holy...

Forbidden by T. Davis Bunn


T. Davis Bunn

"A loner, a runaway, and a failed apprentice Talent, Chad Hagan now wants a quiet life. He's been kicked out of one Institute of Magic for fighting and fled another after the death of his closest friend. But when he meets Kara Sedgewick, everything changes....

The hidden palace by Dinah Jefferies

The hidden palace

Dinah Jefferies

"An island of secrets. A runaway. And a promise. A rebellious daughter. 1925. Among the ancient honey-coloured walls of the tiny island of Malta, strangers slip into the shadows and anyone can buy a new name. Rosalie Delacroix flees Paris for a dancer's job in...

A lady's guide to scandal by Sophie Irwin

A lady's guide to scandal

Sophie Irwin

"Recently widowed from her marriage of convenience, Eliza, now Dowager Countess of Somerset, is bequeathed a fortune, hers to keep as long as she can steer clear of scandal. It should be simple - Eliza has spent a lifetime following the rules - but now that...

Maybe in another life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Maybe in another life

Taylor Jenkins Reid

"At the age of twenty-nine, Hannah Martin still has no idea what she wants to do with her life. She has lived in six different cities and held countless meaningless jobs since graduating college. On the heels of leaving yet another city, Hannah moves back to...

Christmas at Applemore by Rachael Lucas

Christmas at Applemore

Rachael Lucas

"Escape to the snowy Scottish Highlands where love is in the air - will two friends realise they're perfect for each other? Harry Robertson is determined to make the Applemore Hotel a success. He's closing the doors on the final guests of the year when a...

Christmas at Conwenna Cove by Darcie Boleyn

Christmas at Conwenna Cove

Darcie Boleyn

"When Grace Phillips travels to Conwenna Cove to help her parents move there 30 years after their honeymoon in the village, she sees why they fell in love with the place. The festive decorations, carols in the air and constant supply of delicious mince pies...

Evergreens by Liam Brown


Liam Brown

"What if you could stay young forever? What if you never had to grow old? Ben has no qualms about signing up for the Evergreens project, a controversial new trial. But are the promises of life without ageing too good to be true? Sophie has no doubt that they...

The brink by Jamie Fewery

The brink

Jamie Fewery

"Dan and Anya Moorcroft have decided to get a divorce. Together, they've done it all. Two kids, three owned houses, four rented flats, fifty-something holidays, and one affair apiece. Now, after fifteen years together (nine of them married) they're on the...

The letter reader by Jan Casey

The letter reader

Jan Casey

"1941. London. Keen to do her bit in the war, Connie Allinson joins the WRNS and is posted as a letter censor. Her task, to read and alter correspondence to ensure no sensitive information crosses enemy lines. At first, she is not sure she's up to it, but is...

The house guest by Lynda Stacey

The house guest

Lynda Stacey

A woman on the run... Madeleine Frost knows she has to get away from her partner Liam. His behaviour has become increasingly controlling and Maddie fears for her safety and that of her young daughter Poppy. Desperation leads Maddie to the hotel owned by her...

My best friend's secret by Danielle Ramsay

My best friend's secret

Danielle Ramsay

Five women: pretty, privileged, perfect, and ultimately protected... but not for long... It was 'their' dark secret. For twenty-two-years 'they' kept it buried. Time hasnt healed my wounds. Instead, they've festered. Their actions went unpunished. Until now......

Justice by Kerry Kaya


Kerry Kaya

Here comes trouble... Despite being raised by the notorious Murphy family, Terri Tempest has somehow turned out to be a lovely girl. But when Terri has enough of the abuse from her Uncle Michael, she runs away and takes refuge with Rina and Archie Taylor who...

The Tuscan orphan by Siobhan Daiko

The Tuscan orphan

Siobhan Daiko

1944 - When an air raid strikes the hospital she's been working in, Carrie's life irrevocably changes. But as a nurse in the middle of wartime, she has no time to grieve, as she has too many people relying on her. For resistance fighter, Vito, nothing is more...

Reporting for duty by Fenella-Jane Miller

Reporting for duty

Fenella-Jane Miller

When duty calls, East End girl Minnie Wolton isn't afraid to do her bit. She's excited to be joining the ATS girls and although she knows life at the barracks will be tough, she's not one to quit! She just hopes the other girls are all good sorts... With her...

Death at Paradise Park by Ross Greenwood

Death at Paradise Park

Ross Greenwood

When Alfie Hook settles down to eat his fish and chips by the Hunstanton seaside he hasn't anticipated it is going to be his last meal. DS Ashley Knight and her Major Investigation Team are called to investigate and when they discover who Alfie is married to,...

The missing guest by Diana Wilkinson

The missing guest

Diana Wilkinson

What happens when the safety of your home is no longer safe? Every Friday night during Lockdown, six friends meet on-screen to take part in a quiz. But when it is Barton Hinton's turn to host the event, he introduces a set of personal questions that clearly...

The French chateau escape by Gillian Harvey

The French chateau escape

Gillian Harvey

Click: buy... a fifteen bedroom chateau. Condition: 'may require improvement'. It seems like a good idea. Sell everything we own. Swap our modern little London flat for an entire chateau in the middle of France. It's always been our dream. And now it's coming...

Death at the abbey by Anita Davison

Death at the abbey

Anita Davison

Even the most glamorous stately homes hide secrets and lies from the past... When Flora Maguire receives an alarming telegram informing her of her father's tragic death in a riding accident, she races back from London to her childhood home. But when Flora and...

Arsenic at Ascot by Kelly Oliver

Arsenic at Ascot

Kelly Oliver

London, 1918. Fiona Figg finds herself back in Old Blighty saddled with shuffling papers for the war office. Then a mysterious card arrives, inviting her to a fancy house party at Mentmore Castle. This year's Ascot-themed do will play host to a stable of...

Murder at the Matterhorn by T. A. author. Williams

Murder at the Matterhorn

T. A. author. Williams

An old friend in need... Despite being retired from the police, Dan Armstrong is always on hand to help with solving a crime. So, when he's contacted by an old colleague in need of help, Dan readily agrees. The only problem Dan can see is the location - an...

The old ducks hen do by Maddie Please

The old ducks hen do

Maddie Please

Recently retired, Denny Lambert is finding life just a little bit... well, dull. So when her stepsister Juliette announces she's getting married - again! - and invites Denny on a hen do with the Old Ducks, Denny really can't say no. Denny knows something about...

Welcome to the Cornish country hospital by Jo Bartlett

Welcome to the Cornish country hospital

Jo Bartlett

A new start When Danni Carter moves to Cornwall from London, she hopes it will be the fresh start she so desperately needs. She's nervous, but hopefully the change of scene will help her to finally forget her feelings for Lucas Newman, a man she can never be...

The library girls of the East End by Patricia McBride

The library girls of the East End

Patricia McBride

1940, London. When Cordelia accepts the post of head librarian in Canning Town library, her mother is more than a little disapproving. The East End has high levels of poverty and illiteracy, and her mother says it's no place for a woman of her status. But...

A savage feud by Heather Atkinson

A savage feud

Heather Atkinson

In Glasgow's Haghill, the Savage sisters strike fear into the hearts of their enemies the Alexanders. Firmly ensconced in the criminal underworld, Carly and Jane Savage, along with girl gang the Unbeatable Bitches, their uncle Eddie and their cousins Dean and...

New beginnings by the Sunflower Cliffs by Georgina Troy

New beginnings by the Sunflower Cliffs

Georgina Troy

People say that it's hard not to fall in love living on the sunny island of Jersey, but for Bea Philips, still reeling from a divorce and the loss of her beloved godmother, she's not sure she can find the time. While her soon-to-be-ex-husband is trying to take...

Trouble at Fishers Wharf by Tracy Baines

Trouble at Fishers Wharf

Tracy Baines

With the outbreak of War, the fishing fleet is confined to port, bringing hardship to the families and businesses of Fishers Wharf. Ruth Evans awaits the safe return of her father's last trawler carrying her wayward brother Henry, the future of the family...

Can't take my eyes off you by Aimee Brown

Can't take my eyes off you

Aimee Brown

Berkley Kaine was lucky enough to meet her perfect man at a young age. Blissfully in love, she's about to graduate college, take on her dream job, and has never been more optimistic for the future. Will Adler has been in love with Berkley Kaine since the...

Always the bridesmaid by Laura Carter

Always the bridesmaid

Laura Carter

A cheeky chappy comedian. Charlie is most comfortable playing the funny man in front of boisterous crowds in London's comedy clubs. But he's about to be swapping his routine for wedding speeches. And his new acquaintance Sarah, thinks he is anything but...

Wedding bells at the Dog and Duck by Jill Steeples

Wedding bells at the Dog and Duck

Jill Steeples

Ellie Browne, landlady of the Dog & Duck, is looking forward to a relaxing Christmas Day before the arrival of her and Max's baby in the new year. But with a snowstorm brewing outside, it seems that things might not go quite to plan. After the dramatic events...

The hidden truth by John Darley

The hidden truth

John Darley

The Second World War might be over, but Cheryl is still battling with its consequences. Each day she has to keep a secret, shared only with her sister. Then, when she finds herself unwittingly falling in love with a young doctor she works with at the hospital,...

Learned by heart by Emma Donoghue

Learned by heart

Emma Donoghue

Eliza and Lister have never been this wide-awake in their lives, and the slope, with its curtains drawn wide, is bright with starlight. They talk in whispers, not to disturb the maids who lie sleeping on the other side of the box room. The question Elisa's...

Christmas at Maldington by Anne Stenhouse

Christmas at Maldington

Anne Stenhouse

When famous presenter Genni Kilpatrick watches someone die in front of her on live TV, she has a mental breakdown. In a bid to escape public scrutiny, she flees to Maldington House in search of inner peace. But between her following entourage and the local...

The fine art of uncanny prediction by Robert Goddard

The fine art of uncanny prediction

Robert Goddard

Umiko Wada never set out to be a private detective, let alone become the one-woman operation behind the Kodaka Detective Agency. But so it has turned out, thanks to the death of her former boss Kazuto Kodaka in mysterious circumstances. Keen to avoid a similar...

Chaos at Christmas by Ewan Smith

Chaos at Christmas

Ewan Smith

When Ferelith's family-run hotel is taken over by a billionaire, plus his friends and relations, no one could have predicted the colourful mayhem that ensues for the hardworking staff. But between soothing egos, investigating possible crimes, running impromptu...

Murder at the abbey by Sue Cook

Murder at the abbey

Sue Cook

1536. Abbey cook Agnes Morrow nurses a secret that she dares not let Abbot Mark de Winter discover... not yet, anyway. Not until she is sure he is ready for it. But then King Henry VIII's men come to strip the abbey of its treasures, and two murders threaten...

Only the fastest by Adam Brady

Only the fastest

Adam Brady

Old Dick Clayton and his niece Hope were in big trouble. The local land baron, bully-boy Aldo Latimer, wanted their ranch - at any cost. But what made the old Clayton place worth so much to him? Why was he willing to try every dirty trick in the book to get...

Coyote terror by James Clay

Coyote terror

James Clay

Range detective Rance Dehner arrives in Conrad, Texas for a few days of fishing, and finds himself in the midst of trouble. Akando, who heads a band of Indian renegades, has demanded that the town bans Indian children from attending its school. He threatens...

Hercule Poirot's silent night by Sophie Hannah

Hercule Poirot's silent night

Sophie Hannah

19th December, 1931. Hercule Poirot and Inspector Edward Catchpool are called in to investigate the murder of a man in the apparent safe haven of a Norfolk hospital ward. Catchpool's mother, the irrepressible Cynthia, insists that Poirot stays in a crumbling...

Death in white pyjamas by John Bude

Death in white pyjamas

John Bude

Two of John Bude's finest Golden Age mysteries return to the limelight.In Death in White Pyjamas a theatre-owner, a 'slightly sinister' producer, a burgeoning playwright and a cast of ego-driven actors have gathered at a country home to read through the...

From a far and lovely country by Alexander McCall Smith

From a far and lovely country

Alexander McCall Smith

Botswana's beloved No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency is as busy as ever, with no shortage of sensitive situations requiring Mma Ramotswe's keen eye and discerning input. Through it all, she will demonstrate that there are solutions to all manner of difficulties,...

The wonder of it all by Barbara Taylor Bradford

The wonder of it all

Barbara Taylor Bradford

James Falconer has risen from being a barrow boy on a London market to a wealthy businessman. But not everything in his life has been as successful as his retail empire. Having lost his wife - and now estranged from his only child - he volunteers to fight in...

Where guns talk by Sheldon B. author. Cole

Where guns talk

Sheldon B. author. Cole

Ahead was a cold-blooded killer, and an innocent woman who wanted to believe he was no such thing. Behind was a God-fearing tyrant by the name of Isaac Madie, and Madie's three sons, all of them with vengeance in mind. And Blake Durant was caught smack in the...

Fool's gold by Eric Niven

Fool's gold

Eric Niven

Trouble struck with the powerful boom of a rifle, the sound quickly evaporating like a rare morning mist in the hot desert air. The stagecoach Whip felt the passing of the heavy slug as it blasted a hole in his hat, then tore off some wood molding on the back...

The pit by Peter Papathanasiou

The pit

Peter Papathanasiou

With DS Manolis on leave in Greece, Senior Constable Sparrow receives a phone call from a man who wants to turn himself in. Bob is sixty-five years old, confined to a Perth nursing home. But, thirty years ago, he killed a man in the remote Kimberley mining...

Sisters under the rising sun by Heather (Screenwriter) author. Morris

Sisters under the rising sun

Heather (Screenwriter) author. Morr...

1942. English musician Norah Chambers places her eight-year-old daughter Sally on a ship leaving Singapore, desperate to keep her safe in the face of the Japanese invasion. As the island falls, Australian Army Nurse Sister Nesta James joins the terrified cargo...

University tales by Jack Sheffield

University tales

Jack Sheffield

York, 1988. Dr Tom Frith is beginning his first term as a tutor at the University of Eboracum. After teaching primary school children for several years, he's sure shaping the minds of young adults will be a welcome change. But that's before considering the...

Christmas at the Island Hotel by Jenny Colgan

Christmas at the Island Hotel

Jenny Colgan

Flora MacKenzie is worried about her brother. Fintan hasn't got over the death of his husband Colton, and Flora thinks he needs a project. The Rock - the rambling, disused hotel on the tip of the island - was Colton's passion project before he died. With...

Clean kill by Stephen Leather

Clean kill

Stephen Leather

Terrorists have shot down a British helicopter in West Africa and taken the crew hostage. Their lives are on the line and the British government is refusing to negotiate. The pilot is Liam Shepherd, and only his father - Dan 'Spider' Shepherd of MI5 - can...

A thimble for Christmas by Dilly Court

A thimble for Christmas

Dilly Court

Living hand-to-mouth ever since her mother's tragic death, Amelia sells the last of her treasured possessions to avoid being cast out of her home onto London's streets. Her estranged grandfather unexpectedly offers her a job as manager of a small, struggling...

A new day at paradise pottery by Lynn Johnson

A new day at paradise pottery

Lynn Johnson

Martha Owen has not had an easy start in life. Her abusive father dominates the family and she has lost her only friend after a painful falling-out.When her father's reliance on the bottle, and his increasingly violent temper, causes more turmoil for Martha,...

Watching you by Paddy Richardson

Watching you

Paddy Richardson

It was his eyes. They made me think of glass. Transparent, blue glass. Freelance journalist Claire Wright is offered a commission, with the kind of fee that would mean financial security for both herself and her daughter Annie. But the job is to write the...

The wakes by Dianne Yarwood

The wakes

Dianne Yarwood

It's winter in Sydney, and the lives of two strangers have fallen apart.Newly separated and in need of a distraction, Clare agrees to help her neighbour Louisa with a funeral catering business that has bitten off more than it can chew. Meanwhile, emergency...

Hopeful hearts for the Wrens by Vicki Beeby

Hopeful hearts for the Wrens

Vicki Beeby

Sally Hartley is a hopeless romantic. Her father died when she was a baby, but her mother has always told her what a wonderful man he was. Now all she wants is a love like her parents had. And she thinks she's found it in Adam, the brother of a friend from...

Dream a little dream by Rosie Archer

Dream a little dream

Rosie Archer

Trixie and her fellow lumberjills are back in Scotland, newly stationed at the MacKay estate. When they arrive, they are shocked to find the place dilapidated and neglected and the taciturn and secretive Noah MacKay not at all happy to be meeting them. It...

Celebrations for the Woolworths girls by Elaine Everest

Celebrations for the Woolworths girls

Elaine Everest

At the Erith store there is a new temporary manager, and Sarah is getting more than a little concerned by the problems he seems to be creating. The whole mess is enough to make her want to resign. Meanwhile, Ruby is extremely worried about her friend Vera;...

A wartime welcome by Rosie Meddon

A wartime welcome

Rosie Meddon

Clemmie throws herself into volunteering with the very organisation who helped her and her sisters when they were homeless: the WVS. Demonstrating a natural flair, painfully-shy Clemmie is soon drafted to set up one of the British Welcome Clubs aimed at easing...

A woman of courage by Rita Bradshaw

A woman of courage

Rita Bradshaw

1890. Josie Gray is an innocent and beautiful fifteen-year-old when Adam McGuigan, the youngest son of a dangerous and influential crime family, spots her singing in a Sunderland public house. Adam is handsome and charismatic, sweeping Josie off her feet with...

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