New Titles Fiction July 2015 (arrived in June 2015)


Gorgon, Greig Beck.
Across the world, something has been released by a treasure hunter in a hidden chamber of the Basilica Cisterns in Istanbul. Something hidden by the Emperor Constantine himself, and deemed by him too horrifying and dangerous to ever be set free.
Target utopia, Dale Brown and Jim Defelice.
After tracking a mysterious UAV to a group of Muslim extremists in Borneo, the Whiplash team race against time to recover their stolen technology and discover who is bankrolling the group before they start World War III.
The emperor's silver, Nick Brown.
Fifth in the "Agent of Rome" action historical series.
The devil's game, Sean Chercover.
Daniel Byrne is an investigator that infiltrated a covert medical facility. In there he discovered a strain of a plague with unusual side effects. It is up to Daniel to trace the origins of this deadly pathogen.
Pinnacle event, Richard A. Clarke.
Against the backdrop of the 2016 presidential election, five simultaneous murders on three continents leads a cyber sleuth to a thread revealing someone has just bought five nuclear weapons. But who and what is their target?
Independence Day, Ben Coes.
Dewey Andreas, former Delta and newly recruited intelligence agent, is sidelined after screwing up his last two operations.
A quiet end, Nelson DeMille.
After a showdown with the notorious Yemeni terrorist known as The Panther, life seems to be getting quieter for maverick Federal Agent John Corey. Professionally sidelined, away from his wife, and partnered up with a young, good-looking rookie named Tess. And then things become more dangerous.
Ghost flight, Bear Grylls.
Haunted by his wife and son's brutal abduction and murder, ex-soldier Will Jaeger runs to the ends of the earth to recover and to hide. But even there he is found, and compelled to undertake one last mission, and to confront a savage past he can barely even remember.
Hunt the fox, Don Mann and Ralph Pezzullo.
Elite US Navy team must foil the plans of The Fox, leader of a deadly Syrian ISIS faction.
Palace of treason, Jason Matthews.
Follow-up to "Red sparrow" in which Russian agent working undercover for the CIA and in love with her handler runs into real danger.
Tightrope, Simon Mawer.
Takes up the story of Marion, heroine of "The girl who fell from the sky."
The sniper and the wolf, Scott McEwen with Thomas Koloniar.
From the co-author of "American sniper" comes a military thriller in which a SEAL team sniper has to stop a terrorist.
State of emergency, Andy McNab.
3 AM on a frozen winter's night, only hours after the results of the general election. A small craft skims the Thames, closing in on London's most exclusive new riverside hotel. On board is a lone assassin, his target Britain's most powerful new politician.
The new world, Andrew Motion.
"Treasure Island" has another follow up with Jim and Natty wash up on Texas Gold Coast and are taken hostage by incensed natives.
Silenced, Dani Pettrey.
After Kayden McKenna discovers the body of a fellow climber, she and Jake Westin team up to investigate the death provoking threats on her entire family.
Invasion of privacy, Christopher Reich.
On a remote, dusty road forty miles outside of Austin, Texas, FBI agent Joe Grant and a confidential informant are killed in a deadly shootout. Left to pick up the pieces is Mary Grant, Joe's young wife and mother of their two daughters.
Hearts of stone, Simon Scarrow.
A change from his Roman adventure series. A tale of war, friendship and betrayal on a Greek island during World War II.
Blood & steel, Harry Sidebottom.
Rome, AD238. An assassin masked as Emperor Maximinus' messenger murders the Prefect and announces to Rome that their Emperor is dead in the north and that Gordian I and II have taken the Throne of the Caesars. But Maximinus is not dead. Secretly he is gathering an army on the banks of the Danube.

American Fiction

Saint Mazie, Jami Attenberg.
Meet Mazie Phillips: big-hearted and bawdy, she's the truth-telling proprietress of The Venice, the famed New York City movie theatre. Based on a true story of a remarkable New Yorker.
The truth according to us, Annie Barrows.
The co-author of "The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society" with a tale of a girl and her aunt who encounter an alluring visitor who changes their lives in the 1930s.
The shark party, Janet Colson.
For Carla, February means the pressure of another birthday party for Nathan and his wealthy New York art world friends. She buys him a book about Kurt Schwitters, an artist he is thinking of collecting, but a chance encounter with a man in the bookstore changes everything.
The sunlit night, Rebecca Dinerstein.
Much praised debut set in the Far North where a man and a woman have escaped new York for the Arctic Circle.
Girl in the moonlight, Charles Dubow.
From the author of the bestselling "Indiscretion".
All the single ladies, Dorothea Benton Frank.
The power of friendship in the lives of women is the theme of this tale set in the American South.
The nakeds, Lisa Glatt.
Hit and run accident sends the lives of both driver and victim into freefall in this family drama set in 1970s California.
Our souls at night, Kent Haruf.
Sadly this is the last book by the excellent author who died last December and it is a return to the fictional town in Colorado from his previous highly readable and touching novels.
The rumor, Elin Hilderbrand.
An author's upcoming tell-all novel leads to trouble when a dangerous stranger appears.
The white van, Patrick Hoffman.
At a dive bar in San Francisco's edgy Tenderloin district, the dishevelled Emily Rosario is drinking whiskey and looking for an escape. When she is approached by a mysterious and wealthy Russian, she thinks she has found an exit from her drifter lifestyle and drug addict boyfriend. She may be wrong.
Last one home, Debbie Macomber.
The Palmer sisters couldn't be more different. Karen, the eldest, is the responsible one, the one who got the grades, married the perfect guy, and has two wonderful, high-achieving children. Cassie is the rebellious one, who got pregnant right after high school and married the wrong man, despite her family's misgivings. And Nicole is a free, creative spirit, who's always been indulged and pampered as the baby of the family who could do no wrong.
The summer's end, Mary Alice Monroe.
It is summer's end and Sea Breeze, the family's beloved estate on Sullivan's Island, must be sold. It is an emotional time of transition as Mamaw and the three sisters each must face loss and find a new place in the world.
The life and death of Sophie Stark, Anna North.
Story of an enigmatic film director told by the six people who loved her most.
Make something up: stories you can't unread, Chuck Palahniuk.
Compilation of stories and novellas, some just this side of outrageous.
Let me die in his footsteps, Lori Roy.
Unusual tale of 1950s Kentucky where strange events of a hanging in 1936 come back to shape the lives of a teenage girl and her family.
Making nice, Matt Sumell.
Story of love and loss and what happens to a bad-tempered man after the death of his mother.
The guest cottage, Nancy Thayer.
Sensible thirty-six-year-old Sophie Anderson has always known what to do, but when her husband announces that he's leaving her for another woman, Sophie realises she has no idea what's next. Impulsively renting a guest cottage on Nantucket from her friend Susie Swenson, Sophie rounds up her kids, Jonah and Lacey, and leaves Boston for a quiet family vacation, minus one.
The sunken cathedral, Kate Walbert.
The story of four women as they negotiate one of Manhattan's swiftly changing neighbourhoods, extreme weather, and the perils and unease of twenty-first-century life.
A little life, Hanya Yanagihara.
There has been huge pre-publication buzz overseas for this tale of four college friends who make careers for themselves in New York.

Australian fiction

Relativity, Antonia Hayes.
A child is rushed to hospital and the father denies shaking the boy. Twelve years later, the boy has an extraordinary talent but a scary temper. Story of family, forgivenesss and secrets.
Guilt, Matt Nable.
Guilt starts off with a group of friends getting ready for an eighteenth birthday party. Life is exciting and the world is at their feet. Jump forward twenty years and they are all struggling with where they are at.
The trivia man, Deborah O'Brien.
From the author of "Mr Chen's Emporium" comes the tale of an accountant who joins a trivia group.

British Fiction

The versions of us, Laura Barnett.
Some moments can change your life for ever. Have you ever wondered, what if? A man is walking down a country lane. A woman, cycling towards him, swerves to avoid a dog. On that moment, their future hinges. There are three possible outcomes, three small decisions that could determine the rest of their life.
Green glowing skull, Gavin Corbett.
Dark comedy in which a young man leaves Dublin for New York to become a singer.
These fragile things, Jane Davis.
Parents: Ask yourselves how would you react if your 14-year old daughter claimed to be seeing visions? Teenagers: would you risk ridicule and scorn, knowing others besides yourself will be affected, to voice a seemingly impossible claim? As Streatham, South London, still reels from the riots in neighbouring Brixton, a family try to stay together.
Summer at Shell Cottage, Lucy Diamond.
A seaside holiday at Shell Cottage in Devon has always been the perfect escape for the Tarrant family. Beach fun, barbecues and warm summer evenings with a cocktail or two - who could ask for more? But this year, everything has changed. Following her husband's recent death, Olivia is struggling to pick up the pieces.
The status of all things, Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke.
Kate is a 35-year-old social media obsessed woman, who, after being jilted at her rehearsal dinner, discovers she can change her life by what she writes in her Facebook status.
The day before the fire, Miranda France.
When a stately home burns down the lady of the house declares it must be restored exactly but it won't be easy.
The museum of things left behind, Melissa Grey.
Vallerosa is every tourist's dream a tiny, picturesque country surrounded by lush valleys and verdant mountains; a place sheltered from modern life and the rampant march of capitalism. But in isolation, the locals have grown cranky, unfulfilled and disaffected. In the Presidential Palace hostile Americans, wise to the country's financial potential, are circling like sharks. Can the town be fixed?
The sea between us, Emylia Hall.
At a remote Cornish cove in summer a drowning woman is saved by a local boy but over the years their lives move apart.
At hawthorn time, Melissa Harrison.
Excellent novel by the author of "Clay" is about a couple who move to the countryside after their children leave home.
All together now, Gill Hornby.
A tale of trouble at the school gate (as seen previously in "The hive") and now it's a small town with a community choir out to win a county championship.
The evening chorus, Helen Humphreys.
Shot down on his first RAF mission, James Hunter spends his war in a German prison camp. The other captive soldiers busy themselves planning their escapes, but James dedicates himself to a detailed study of the redstarts nesting just beyond the camp boundaries, a project that gives him something to live for and earns him an unusual ally in the Kommandant in charge of the camp.
The letters of Ivor Punch, Colin MacIntyre.
Debut novel by a musician who had two hit albums under the name, Mull Historical Society. The novel is about fathers and sons on an island off the west coast of Ireland.
The long, hot summer, Kathleen MacMahon.
The MacEntees are no ordinary family. Determined to be different to other people, they have carved out a place for themselves in Irish life by the sheer force of their own personalities. But when a series of misfortunes befall them over the course of one long hot summer, even the MacEntees will struggle to make sense of who they are.
Tender, Belinda McKeon.
The late 1990s and college student Catherine meets fledgling artist James.
The house at the edge of the world, Julia Rochester.
Twins run off in different directions after their father's death shatters their eccentric household. Seventeen years later they return and secrets are revealed.
The improbability of love, Hannah Rothschild.
Satirical tale of a lonely chef finding a valuable painting in a junk shop and getting involved in the unscrupulous art world.
I saw a man, Owen Sheers.
A grieving widower moves back to London where he forms a close relationship with the next door family, then something happens to change
Boo: a novel, Neil Smith.
Boo wakes up in heaven and learns he was murdered. This unusual debut novel is written as a letter to his parents and is described as "The lovely bones" meets "The curious incident of the dog in the night time."
The followers, Rebecca Wait.
Moving tale of Emma whose brother leaves home on the day of his other brother's funeral. The truth is kept from Emma who tries to work it out.
The happy ever afterlife of Rosie Potter (RIP), Kate Winter.
Rosie's romantic life after death in her small Irish village is told in this romantic darkly funny tale.


The darkling child, Terry Brooks.
Paxon Leah has joined the Druid Order as a paladin, tasked with protecting the Druids with the aid of his magical sword. But Paxon's toughest assignment will come when he must track down a young musician with newly-manifested magic before a rival sorcerer can corrupt the boy.
The seventh Miss Hatfield, Anna Caltabiano.
Cynthia, an 11-year-old American, isn't entirely happy with her life, comfortable though it is. Still, even she knows that she shouldn't talk to strangers. So when her mysterious neighbour Miss Hatfield asked her in for a chat she doesn't realise that the lady is immortal.
Prudence, Gail Carriger.
First in a new series, Custard Protocol.
The Vorrh, Brian Catling.
Vorrh is a forest that sucks souls and wipes minds. A dark literary fantasy with elements of steampunk, magic realism and the surreal.
The clockwork crown: a Clockwork Dagger novel, Beth Cato.
Healer Octavia Leander and Clockwork Dagger Alonzo Garrett must band together to reach the territory known as the Waste and survive the civil war brewing there if they are to learn the reasons behind Octavia's growing powers and inexplicable transformation.
Dead ice, Laurell K. Hamilton.
Latest in the series feauring Anita Blake vampire slayer.
Radiant state, Peter Higgins.
Joseph Cantor's plan for the Vast and its people are revealed in the final book in the Wolfhound Century series.
Foul tide's turning, Stephen Hunt.
Second in the Far-Called series and the Carnehan brothers have escaped slavery and returned home.
The invasion of the Tearling, Erika Johansen.
The evil kingdom of Mortmesne invades the Tearling, with dire consequences for Kelsea and her realm.
Born of defiance, Sherrilyn Kenyon.
Ninth book in The League series.
Valkyrie's song, M.D. Lachlan.
An immortal wolf and an immortal woman are on the run, fighting for their lives. They carry a magic within them, runes which flare with power when brought together. But others hold runes of their own, and the runes desire to be united.
The gracekeepers, Kirsty Logan.
This is the magical story of a floating circus and two young women in search of a home. The sea has flooded the earth. North lives on a circus boat, floating between the scattered islands that remain. She dances with her beloved bear, while the rest of the crew trade dazzling and death-defying feats for food from the islanders.
The unremembered, Peter Orullian.
The troubles of the world seem far from the Hollows, where Tahn Junell struggles to remember his lost childhood and to understand words he feels compelled to utter each time he draw his bow.
Shards of hope, Nalini Singh.
14th in the Psy Changelings series.

Fiction from the rest of the World

The blue between sky and water, Susan Abulhawa.
Story of a Palestinian family which opens as the Israeli forces gather, spanning sixty years of a conflict and separation.
Wilful disregard: a novel about love, Lena Andersson
The pursuit of love in a story about a sensible woman who loses it when she has to give a lecture on a famous artist (who is in the audience). Much praised Swedish novel.
My grandmother sends her regards and apologises, Fredrik Backman
Big hit in Scandinavia, this is the tale of an extraordinary woman and her series of letters of apology.
June, Gerbrand Bakker
Fascinating Dutch novel about a visit from Queen Juliana in 1969 which turns tragic when a child is knocked over by a van. Years later her brother revisits the tragedy.
Leica format, Dasa Drndic
Ranging across themes of memory, loss, inheritance and storytelling, Drndic borrows from every tradition of writing to weave together a fragmented narrative of love and disease, in this unusual tale from Croatia.
Himmler's cook, Franz-Olivier Giesbert
A bestseller in France, this is the story of a French chef, confidante to Hitler, friend to Simone de Beauvoir, and, at 105, has witnessed the worst of the 20th century but hasn't lost her faith in life.
China rich girlfriend: a novel, Kevin Kwan.
Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians, is back with a new novel of social climbing, secret e-mails, art-world scandal, lovesick billionaires, and the outrageous story of what happens when Rachel Chu, engaged to marry Asia's most eligible bachelor, discovers her birthfather.
Fall of man in Wilmslow, David Lagercrantz
DS Leonard Correll must confront his own prejudices when he investigates Alan Turing's suicide. Swedish author's view of the British.
The mountain can wait, Sarah Leipciger.
A Canadian wilderness setting for a story about a hunter who raised two children on his own and what happens when a son flees a tragic accident and only his father can track him down.
The silent hours, Cesca Major.
Based on the true story of the massacre of a whole village in wartime France.
Girl at war, Sara Novic.
When her happy life in 1991 Croatia is shattered by civil war, ten-year-old Ana Juric is embroiled in a world of guerilla warfare and child soldiers before making a daring escape to America, where years later she struggles to hide her past.
Tales of freedom, Ben Okri.
In "Tales of Freedom", he brings both poetry and story together in a fascinating new form, using writing and image pared down to their essentials, where haiku and story meet. Thus we discover Pinprop, the slave to an old couple lost in a clearing, who holds the keys to the universe in his quirky hands. Then there is the beautifully dressed black Russian on the train, helping to film a new version of 'Eugene Onegin'.
Reckless, Hasan Ali Toptas
Thirty years after completing his military service Ziya flees the spiralling turmoil of one of Turkey's great sprawling cities to seek a serene existence in a village of which he has long heard dreamlike tales.

Fiction Selector's Recommendation

The ghost estate, John Connell.
Set at the time of Ireland's 2000-era boom years with the story of a young electrician and his rise and fall as boom becomes bust. Impressive first novel.
The tears of dark water, Corban Addison.
An American couple and their teenage son on a sailing trip around the world encounter a Somali man who hijacks ships to ransom.
We are made of stars, Rowan Coleman.
Touching tale of a letter writing hospice nurse makes up this book about life, love and redemption.
Chappy, Patricia Grace.
Uprooted from his privileged European life and sent to New Zealand to sort himself out, twenty-one-year-old Daniel pieces together the history of his Māori family. As his relatives revisit their past, Daniel learns of a remarkable love story between his Māori grandmother Oriwia and his Japanese grandfather Chappy.

Graphic Novel

Southern bastards. Volume 2, Gridiron, Jason Aaron & Jason LaTour
100 bullets. Book two, Brian Azzarello
Velvet. 2, The secret lives of dead men, Ed Brubaker
Lulu anew, Etienne Davodeau
Trees. Volume one, In shadow, Warren Ellis
Girl in Dior, Annie Goetzinger
Batman. Earth one. 2, Geoff Johns
Outcast. Volume 1, A darkness surrounds him, Kirkman & Azaceta.
Zenith. Phase three, Grant Morrison, Steve Yeowell.
Zenith. Phase two, Grant Morrison, Steve Yeowell.
Concrete Park. Volume 2, R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Tony Puryear
Green Lantern. Volume 6, The life equation, Robert Venditti


The chosen queen, Joanna Courtney.
First in trilogy set in 1066 that follows the fortunes of Edyth Alfargsdottir. Queen of Wales, and in line to be Queen of England.
Sophie and the Sibyl: a Victorian romance, Patricia Duncker.
Mixture of fiction and face with George Eliot and a surprising romance with her publisher in 1870s Germany.
The lady of misrule, Suzannah Dunn.
Set in 1553: the last months of 16 year old Lady Jane Grey imprisoned in the Tower of London.
The fatal flame, Lyndsay Faye.
The final in "Gods of Gotham," adventure/historical set in 1840s New York.
People of the songtrail: a novel of North America's forgotten past, W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear.
The convictions of John Delahunt, Andrew Hughes.
Dublin, 1841. On a cold December morning, a small boy is enticed away from his mother and his throat savagely cut. This could be just one more small, sad death in a city riven by poverty, inequality and political unrest, but this murder causes a public outcry. For it appears the culprit, a feckless student named John Delahunt, is also an informant in the pay of the authorities at Dublin Castle.
Death and Mr Pickwick, Stephen Jarvis.
Novel about the creation and afterlife of Dickens's "Pickwick Papers" that casts a light on the dubious behaviour of the author.
Juliet's nurse, Lois Leveen.
Intriguing take on "Romeo & Juliet" through the eyes of a mother mourning her child's death who becomes the wet-nurse to Juliet.
Mrs Engels, Gavin McCrea.
From the bathing huts of Ramsgate to the slums of Soho with Lizzie Burns, the poor Irishwoman who married, Friedrich Engels, co-author of "The Communist Manifesto."
If you go away, Adele Parks.
Story of bright young womwn struggling to deal with life after World War I.
Church of Marvels, Leslie Parry.
Debut novel about a young night soiler who pulls a child from the hollows and tries to raise the child. "The night circus" meets "Water for elephants" meets "Crimson petal & the white."
The last bookaneer, Matthew Pearl.
Robert Louis Stevenson is working on his last book and literary pirates — bookaneers — are out to get hold of it. Set at the time when copyright laws were quite loose.
Balm: a novel, Dolen Perkins-Valdez.
From the author of "Wench" comes a tale set in post-Civil War Chicago where three women suffer because of their race and gender.
Michael Strogoff, Jules Verne.
Hews more closely to the genre of historical fiction than the science fiction for which Jules Verne is best known, but contains the same action-packed adventure and intrigue that made Verne famous.


The scarlet gospels, Clive Barker.
The Scarlet Gospels takes readers back many years to the early days of two of Barker's most iconic characters in a battle of good and evil as old as time.
Finders keepers, Stephen King.
"Wake up, genius." So begins King's instantly riveting story about a vengeful reader. The genius is John Rothstein, an iconic author who created a famous character, Jimmy Gold, but who hasn't published a book for decades. Morris Bellamy is livid, not just because Rothstein has stopped providing books, but because the nonconformist Jimmy Gold has sold out for a career in advertising.
Day four, Sarah Lotz.
Four planes, 3 survivors, one message. All connected to the end of the world.
A head full of ghosts, Paul Tremblay.
The lives of the Barretts, a normal suburban New England family, are torn apart when fourteen-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia. To her parents' despair, the doctors are unable to stop Marjorie's bizarre outbursts and subsequent descent into madness. As their home devolves into a house of horrors, they reluctantly turn to a local Catholic priest for help.
Positive, David Wellington.
Anyone can be positive. The tattooed plus sign on Finnegan's hand marks him as a Positive. At any time, the zombie virus could explode in his body, turning him from a rational human into a ravenous monster.
The devil's only friend, Dan Wells.
John Wayne Cleaver hunts demons: they've killed his neighbours, his family, and the girl he loves, but in the end he's always won. Now he works for a secret government kill team, using his gift to hunt and kill as many monsters as he can.


Death come quickly, Susan Wittig Albert.
When China's and Ruby's friend Karen Prior is mugged in a mall parking lot and dies a few days later, China begins to suspect that her friend's death was not a random assault.
Robert B. Parker's kickback, Ace Atkins.
What started out as a joke landed seventeen-year-old Dillon Yates in a lockdown juvenile facility in Boston Harbor. When he set up a prank Twitter account for his vice principal, he never dreamed he could be brought up on criminal charges, but that's exactly what happened.
The penny heart, Martine Bailey.
Revenge, death and murder in the 19th century with historical recipes and remedies included.
The breaking point: a Body Farm novel, Jefferson Bass.
Called in to identify some remains, Dr. Brockton finds his life plunged into chaos when his identification is called into question, a killer from his past returns, and his wife delivers news that changes everything.
The killing lessons, Saul Black.
When the two strangers turn up at Rowena Cooper's isolated Colorado farmhouse, she knows instantly that it's the end of everything. For the two haunted and driven men, on the other hand, it's just another stop on a long and bloody journey.
Mrs. Pargeter's principle, Simon Brett.
For Mrs Pargeter, it is a matter of principle that she should complete any of her late husband's unfinished business. Amongst the many bequests he made to her, perhaps the most valuable is his little black book, in which he listed all the people who ever worked for him, with details of their particular skill sets.
Tail gait: a Mrs. Murphy Mystery, Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown
Rise, Karen Campbell.
Justine is running for her life. Escaping a city and a man who between them have almost broken her she heads north to the mountains and the valleys of the Highlands. She is looking for somewhere to hide. Michael and Hannah are also running.
The melody lingers on, Mary Higgins Clark
Three generations of a wealthy family. One terrifying family secret. When a beloved aunt agrees to help her teenaged niece with her college essays, she never imagines she'll open doors to her own past.
The white shepherd: an Oxford dogwalker's mystery, Annie Dalton.
Anna Hopkins' daily walk through Oxford's picturesque Port Meadow is rudely interrupted one autumn morning when her white German Shepherd, Bonnie, unearths a bloodsoaked body in the undergrowth. For Anna it's a double shock: she'd met the victim previously.
Darkness follows, Mike Dellosso.
When Sam Travis discovers the journal of a Civil War soldier that is written in Sam's own handwriting, his investigation reveals disturbing parallels between himself and the soldier as he travels ever deeper into darkness.
The precipice: a novel, Paul Doiron.
Two young female hikers dead on the Appalachian Trail and game warden Mike Bowditch's biologist girlfriend is on the trail.
Mockingbird songs, R. J. Ellory.
Prison changes a man. Sometimes in ways you can see. Usually in ways you can't. The only reason Henry Quinn survived three years inside was because of Evan Riggs, a one-time country singer, one-time killer, now serving a life sentence. No parole. On the day he gets out, Henry promises Evan he will find his daughter, the daughter he never met, and deliver a letter.
The exit, Helen FitzGerald.
Some people love goodbyes. 23-year-old Catherine is mainly interested in Facebook and flirting, but she reluctantly takes a job at a local care home after her mother puts her foot down and soon discovers that her new workplace contains many secrets.
Silent witness, Rebecca Forster.
Already under the strain of caring for a troubled teen, Josie is pulled back into the world of high-stakes law when her ex-cop lover, Archer, is accused of murdering his disabled stepson - a son Josie never knew he had.
The drowned boy, Karin Fossum
'He'd just learnt to walk,' she said. 'He was sitting playing on his blanket, then all of a sudden he was gone.' A 16-month-old boy is found drowned in a pond right by his home. Chief Inspector Sejer is called to the scene as there is something troubling about the mother's story.
Hyacinth girls, Lauren Frankel.
Impressive debut about a teenager accused of bullying and what happens when her mother has to intervene.
The harvest man: a novel of Scotland Yard's murder squad, Alex Grecian.
With Jack the Ripper on the loose and the emergence of a new serial killer called the Harvest Man, who carves people's faces off their skulls, Sergeant Nevil Hammersmith enlists the help of a criminal network to stop them.
Cash landing: a novel, James Grippando.
Every week, a hundred million dollars in cash arrives at Miami International Airport, shipped by German banks to the Federal Reserve. A select group of trusted workers moves the bags through Customs and loads them into armored trucks. Ruban Betancourt has always played by the rules. But the bank taking his house and his restaurant business going bust has driven him over the edge.
The unbroken line: a Will Harris novel, Alex Hammond.
Melbourne defence lawyer discovers a document that has implications for the city. Fast moving legal thriller.
The governor's wife, Michael Harvey.
Chicago cop turned private eye Michael Kelly takes on the first family of Illinois.
You belong to me, Samantha Hayes.
Fleeing the terrors of her former life, Isabel has left England, and at last is beginning to feel safe. Then a letter shatters her world, and she returns home determined not to let fear rule her life any more. But she's unable to shake off the feeling that someone who knows her better than she knows herself may be following her.
Revelations of a lady detective, William Stephens Hayward
Another in the British Library series of vintage mystery novels.
The Devil's anvil, Matt Hilton.
Accepting the task of protecting Billie Womack is a no-brainer for ex-counterterrorist soldier Joe Hunter, but it comes with its own set of problems.
The last confession of Thomas Hawkins, Antonia Hodgson.
Spring, 1728. A young, well-dressed man is dragged through the streets of London to the gallows at Tyburn. The crowds jeer and curse as he passes, calling him a murderer. He tries to remain calm. His name is Tom Hawkins and he is innocent. Somehow he has to prove it, before the rope squeezes the life out of him.
The traitor, Jonathan Holt.
Final book in the Carnivia trilogy set in modern day Venice.
In my house, Alex Hourston.
When middle-aged Margaret rescues a teenager from her trafficker at Gatwick Airport she's hailed as a hero but her life is now in danger.
I, Ripper: a novel, Stephen Hunter.
Takes you into the mind of the most famous London serial killer.
You are dead, Peter James.
They were marked for death. The last words Jamie Ball hears from his fiancee, Logan Somerville, are in a terrified mobile phone call. She has just driven into the underground car park beneath the block of flats where they live in Brighton. Then she screams and the phone goes dead.
Dry bones, Craig Johnson.
It's a sixty-five million year old cold case that's heating up fast. The most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found surfaces in Sheriff Walt Longmire's jurisdiction, and it appears to be a windfall for the High Plains Dinosaur Museum. Then Danny Lone Elk, the Cheyenne rancher on whose property the remains were discovered, turns up dead.
Death descends on Saturn Villa, M.R.C. Kasasian.
March Middleton is accused of murder in the third instalment from the Gower Street series set in the 1880s.
The silent ones, Ali Knight.
Art student's sister is the presumed victim of a female serial killer and when he gets a job as cleaner in the hospital where the killer lives…
Luckiest girl alive, Jessica Knoll.
Debut follows a young woman striving to create the perfect life - husband, home, career - until a violent incident from her past threatens to unravel everything and expose her most shocking secret of all.
The fall, John Lescroart.
Working to defend a middle-school teacher who has been wrongly implicated in the death of a foster teen, lawyer Rebecca Hardy and her father, Dismas, risk their careers to investigate four other suspects.
Black run, Antonio Manzini
First in crime series set in the Italian Alps.
Timetable of death, Edward Marston.
1859. St Mary's Church, Spondon. A little girl playing hide-and-seek jumps into a freshly-dug grave to find a dead man already occupying it.
The enemy inside, Steve Martini.
Defending an innocent young man, defense attorney Paul Madriani uncovers a morass of corruption and greed that leads to the highest levels of political power.
The President's shadow, Brad Meltzer.
National archivist finds a severed arm in the White House garden: a sinister message for the President.
Sleeping dogs, Thomas Mogford.
An old friend persuades Gibraltarian lawyer Spike Sanguinetti to take a well-earned rest on Corfu's beautiful north-east coast. But when the bloodied body of a young Albanian is found and a local man accused of his murder, Spike reluctantly agrees to take the case.
The whispering city, Sara Moliner
Barcelona 1952 and Franco's Spain are the settings for a tale of a rich socialite who is murdered and a journalist who shadows a policeman.
Jack of Spades, Joyce Carol Oates.
Andrew J. Rush has achieved the kind of commercial success most authors only dream about: a top agent, publisher in New York, and twenty-eight mystery novels to his name. He has a loving wife, three grown children, and is well-known in his small New Jersey town for his generosity. But Andrew's hiding a dark secret.
The slaughter man, Tony Parsons.
On the pitiless London city streets, DC Max Wolfe hunts a serial killer who kills only the happiest of families.
Corridors of the night, Anne Perry.
One night, in a corridor of the Royal Naval Hospital, Greenwich, nurse Hester Monk is approached by a terrified girl. She's from a hidden ward of children, all subject to frequent blood-letting, and her brother is dying.
Sidney Chambers and the forgiveness of sins, James Runcie.
Fourth in the Grantchester mystery series, soon to be adapted for television.
The ghosts of Altona, Craig Russell.
Four bodies are found. There is nothing to connect them, other than that they have been killed in the same way: quick, efficient and bloodless, each victim stabbed with the same instrument.
When we were friends, Tina Seskis.
It had always been the six of us. Since we met at university twenty-five years ago, we'd faced everything together. Break-ups and marriages, motherhood and death. We were closer than sisters; the edges of our lives bled into each other. But that was before the night of the reunion. The night of exposed secrets and jagged accusations. The night when everything changed. And then we were five.
A book of scars, William Shaw.
London, Devonshire, 1969. Five years ago, teenager Alexandra Tozer was murdered on her family farm. Her sister Helen Tozer will never forget. Returning home after quitting the Met Police, she brings with her the recovering Detective Sergeant Cathal Breen, who begins to covertly investigate the unsolved case.
Lock no. 1, Georges Simenon
Cars drove past along with the trucks and trams, but by now Maigret had realised that they were not important. Whatever roared by like this along the road was not part of the landscape.
Best served cold, Sally Spencer.
On the night the Whitebridge Players staged their last ever performance, the idealistic young actors in the company resolved that twenty years on they would return to the same theatre and stage the same play. But two decades later, old resentments have grown and new jealousies have germinated.
Anatomy of evil, Will Thomas.
Cyrus Barker is undoubtedly England's premiere private enquiry agent. With the help of his assistant Thomas Llewelyn, he's developed an enviable reputation for discreetly solving some of the toughest, most consequential cases in recent history.
Sign wave, Andrew Vachss.
When a calculating predator threatens his loved ones, mercenary soldier Dell attempts to track down a killer who possesses an uncanny talent for disguise.
River of shadows, Valerio Varesi
Rain falls relentlessly on the Po valley in northern Italy, and the river is swollen to its limits. A huge barge leaves its moorings, steering an erratic course downstream and away into the foggy night. When finally it runs aground hours later, the bargeman is nowhere to be found.
Death is a welcome guest, Louise Welsh.
Magnus McFall was a comic on the brink of his big break when the world came to an end. Now, he is a man on the run and there is nothing to laugh about. Thrown into unwilling partnership with an escaped convict, Magnus flees the desolation of London to make the long journey north.
The wrong girl, Laura Wilson.
In 2006, three-year-old Phoebe Piper went missing on a family holiday. Despite massive publicity and a long investigation, no trace of her was ever found.

New Zealand Fiction

There is a time, Barbara Arnold.
After the miraculous encounter in New Zealand of Blountmere Street neighbours: Fred, Lori, and Paula, for whom Tony Addington has been searching for years, Tony grapples with where he belongs. After reuniting with his mother and sister in England, he returns with his wife to New Zealand where birth and death touch his life, and love shapes it.
The invisible mile, David Coventry.
The 1928 Ravat-Wonder team from New Zealand and Australia were the first English-speaking team to ride the Tour de France. From June through July they faced one of toughest in the race's history: 5,476 kilometres of unsealed roads on heavy, fixed-wheel bikes.
The fixer, John Daniell.
Match-fixing is one of the biggest issues surrounding sport. John Daniell, a former professional rugby player, has written the fascinating story of Mark Stevens, a former All Black playing professional rugby in Paris.
Rich Man Road, Ann Glamuzina.
On a summer's night in 1944, twelve-year-old Olga allows an untrue rumour to circulate in her Dalmatian village. The repercussions of that misunderstanding reverberate through the final stages of World War II, the refugee camps of Egypt and finally, a new life in New Zealand, changing all their lives forever.
In the neighbourhood of fame, Bridget van der Zijpp.
Rock musician Jed Jordan's former fame means the events in his life have become public property. Years after 'Captain of the Rules' made him world famous in New Zealand, Jed is living quietly in an Auckland suburb with his family, growing peppers and recording in his home studio, when some disturbing new attention threatens to tear his world apart.


Only a promise, Mary Balogh.
The sheikh's pregnancy proposal, Fiona Brand.
Once upon a summertime: a New York City romance, Melody Carlson.
Daring to date her ex, Annie Claydon.
The pregnancy secret, Cara Colter.
Greek's last redemption, Caitlin Crews.
Bound by a baby bump, Ellie Darkins.
A kiss to melt her heart, Emily Forbes.
Tempted by her Italian surgeon, Louisa George.
The sheikh's secret babies, Lynne Graham.
The proposal at Siesta Key, Shelley Shepard Gray.
Midwife's baby bump, Susanne Hampton.
The Marakaios marriage, Kate Hewitt.
Grey, E.L. James.
The sins of Sebastian Rey-Defoe, Kim Lawrence.
Minding her boss's business, Janice Maynard.
Emerald Springs, Fleur McDonald.
Perfect match, Fern Michaels.
Captive of Kadar, Trish Morey.
Always the midwife, Alison Roberts.
The wedding planner and the CEO, Alison Roberts.
The Greek's pregnant bride, Michelle Smart.
Craving her enemy's touch, Rachael Thomas.
The one man to heal her, Meredith Webber.
At her boss's pleasure, Cathy Williams.
A bride for the runaway groom, Scarlet Wilson.


The show, Tilly Bagshawe.
Nestled in a glorious patchwork of fields, surrounded by chocolate box villages, Wraggbottom farm means everything to Gabe and Laura Baxter. But love and tradition doesn't pay the bills. Luckily, Laura has an idea that will share the secret of her happy (if sometimes muddy) country life: producing a reality show that will save the farm!
Love me tender, Anne Bennett.
Temptation from an American G.I. visits a woman whose husband has gone off to war. Set in 1940s Birmingham.
The Santangelos, Jackie Collins.
A vicious hit, a vengeful enemy, a drug addled Colombian club owner and a sex crazed Italian family - the ever powerful Lucky Santangelo has to deal with them all.
Blueprints, Barbara Delinsky.
Tale of a mother and a daughter, Blueprints explores how two strong women survive as the plans they've always relied on fall apart.
Under a Cornish sky, Liz Fenwick.
Demi desperately needs her luck to change. On the sleeper train down to Cornwall, she can't help wondering why everything always goes wrong for her.
The factory girl, Maggie Ford.
With the Armistice only a few months passed, times are hard for eighteen-year-old Geraldine Glover. A machinist at Rubins clothing factory in the East End, she dreams of a more glamorous life.
Fetch Nurse Connie, Jean Fullerton.
Connie Byrne, a nurse in London's East End working alongside Millie Sullivan from Call Nurse Millie, is planning her wedding to Charlie Ross, set to take place as soon as he returns from the war.
Easterleigh Hall at war, Margaret Graham.
The Hall is turned into a hospital for the wounded in the second in series set in County Durham.
Child of the Mersey, Annie Groves.
For the ordinary people of Empire Street, life will never be the same again. Kitty Fisher has plenty on her plate to keep her busy. Since her mother died when she was just a child, she's cooked, cleaned and scraped to make ends meet for her drunken father and her headstrong brothers.
Goodbye, Piccadilly: war at home, 1914, Cynthia Harrod-Eagles.
Begins the "War at home" series.
Legacy of Greyladies, Anna Jacobs.
Wiltshire, December 1915. Olivia Hanbury is widowed and has been persuaded by her cousin Donald to move in with his meek little wife while he is serving in France. When he's wounded, he returns home to convalesce. Tensions rise between him and lively Olivia.
The unfortunates, Sophie McManus.
Epic tale of a prominent American family on the cusp of ruin who learn the corrupting power of wealth.
Career game, Louise Mensch.
Topaz Rossi and Rowena Krebs are live and kicking. In more ways than one. Music wonder Rowena Krebs is so huge she's now in the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame right at the top of Musica Records. Her old rival, now best friend, Topaz Rossi is a magazine guru in New York, heading up American Magazines.

Science Fiction

The change: tales of downfall and rebirth, S. M. Stirling.
In this new anthology, S. M. Stirling invites the most fertile minds in science fiction to join him in expanding his rich Emberverse canvas.
Blood of the cosmos, Kevin J. Anderson.
As the second book of the trilogy opens, the humans and Ildirans, having narrowly escaped annihilation at the hands of the Shana Rei and their robot allies in book one, are desperate to find a way to combat the black cloud of antimatter of the Shana Rei.
The water knife, Paolo Bacigalupi.
The American Southwest has been decimated by drought. Nevada and Arizona skirmish over dwindling shares of the Colorado River, while California watches, deciding if it should just take the whole river all for itself. Into the fray steps Las Vegas water knife Angel Velasquez: detective, assassin, and spy.
Leviathan, Jack Campbell.
5th in the "Beyond the frontier" series.
Resistance is futile, Jenny T. Colgan.
Romcom with science fiction slant. The publishers call this "The Big Bang Theory" meets Bridget Jones!
Nemesis games, James S. A. Corey.
Fourth in The Expanse series.
Convergence, David M. Henley.
Benders. Tappers. Robots. Clones. As the Weave breaks down and Pierre Jnr's control over the population becomes complete, who, if anyone, will be able to stop him? A futurist thriller about connectivity, control and artificial intelligence.
The blood red city, Justin Richards.
Second book in the Never War series.
Children of time, Adrian Tchaikovsky.
Space opera about the race for survival among the stars as two civilisations battle to be the true heirs of Earth.