New Titles Fiction June 2015 (arrived in May 2015)


Memory man, David Baldacci.
Amos Decker would forever remember all three of their violent deaths in the most paralyzing shade of blue.
The forgotten room, Lincoln Child.
Logan finds himself on the storied coastline of Newport, Rhode Island, where he has been retained by Symposikon, one of the oldest and most respected think tanks in America. Just days earlier, a series of frightening events took place in the sprawling seaside mansion that houses the organisation.
Piranha, Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison.
During a covert operation, Cabrillo and the crew meticulously fake the sinking of the Oregon—but when an unknown adversary tracks them down despite their planning and attempts to assassinate them, Cabrillo and his team struggle to fight back.
Graveyard of memories, Barry Eisler.
Fresh from the killing fields of Southeast Asia, Rain works as a bagman under the watchful eye of his CIA handler, delivering cash to corrupt elements of the Japanese government. But when a delivery goes violently wrong, Rain finds himself in the crosshairs of Japan's most powerful yakuza clan.
Keane's challenge, Iain Gale.
The Iberian Peninsula, 1809. French troops led by one of Napoleon's best generals are massing on the border. Wellington's outnumbered force and his unreliable Spanish allies need to pick off the smaller French units if they are to stand their ground.
Keane's charge, Iain Gale.
Keane and his men are sent into the midst of a war-torn city to recover a book of ciphers. But it's not straightforward should they follow their own plans, mostly concentrated on finding Massena's gold, over Wellington's orders?
Bloodline, Alan Gold, Mike Jones.
Two families, one bloodline and a city named Jerusalem. When Bilal, a radicalised Palestinian youth, is shot during a botched terrorist attack, his life is saved by a young Jewish surgeon, Yael Cohen. But when Yael makes the startling discovery that her DNA is identical with Bilal's, they become caught up in a high-stakes conspiracy.
Stateless, Alan Gold, Mike Jones.
In this next thrilling story from Alan Gold and Mike Jones, we meet Shalman, a freedom-fighter-turned-peacenik and archaeologist, and his young beautiful wife, Judit, a refugee from the horrors of Stalin's USSR.
The darkest day, Tom Wood.
He is darkness. She wants him dead. In a city starved of light, she might just succeed. She moves like a shadow; she kills silently: Raven. This elegant assassin has been on the run for years. This time though, she has picked the wrong target.

American Fiction

Orient, Christopher Bollen.
In a small Long Island town a kindly local brings an orphaned drifter to stay but terrible things start happening and the outsider is suspected.
Some other town, Elizabeth Collison.
Intriguing debut that takes us inside the unsettling world of Margaret Lydia Benning, which turns upside down when she falls in love and then unravels before our eyes.
The precious one, Marisa de los Santos.
A tale told in alternating voices traces the collaborative efforts of an estranged millionaire father and the daughter he abandoned 17 years earlier to reconcile and write his memoir.
The Turner house, Angela Flournoy.
The Turners have lived on Yarrow Street for over fifty years. Their house has seen thirteen children grown and gone — and some returned; it has seen the arrival of grandchildren, the fall of Detroit’s East Side, and the loss of a father. The house still stands despite abandoned lots, an embattled city, and the inevitable shift outward to the suburbs. But now, as ailing matriarch Viola finds herself forced to leave her home and move in with her eldest son, the family discovers that the house is worth just a tenth of its mortgage. The Turner children are called home to decide its fate.
All involved, Ryan Gattis.
1992 and the Los Angeles race riots examined in a way that shows what happened.
Twilight time : a novel of love and redemption, Emily Sue Harvey.
Peter and Rachel are entering the "twilight time" of their long and loving marriage. There are challenges awaiting them, both physical and mental.
Single, carefree, mellow : stories, Katherine Heiny.
Interesting short story collection from author who has written children's and YA fiction as K.A. Appplegate.
Yellow crocus, Laila Ibrahim.
A powerful book about slavery and the enduring strength of women facing adversity.
Chasing sunsets, Karen Kingsbury.
Second novel in a brand-new series about divine intervention and the trials and triumphs of life and the dramatic story of a woman desperate to find deeper meaning in her life.
Villa America, Liza Klaussmann.
Set in the Cap D'Antibes and based on the real life inspirations for F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Tender is the night."
How to start a fire, Lisa Lutz.
A trio of former college friends reunite 20 years later to share the stories of their adventures, rivalries, secrets and losses while reevaluating the events of a single night that shaped all of them.
Oh! You pretty things, Shanna Mahin.
First novel in which a third generation Hollywooder gets a job with a famous composer.
God help the child, Toni Morrison.
A mother rejects daughter for her blue-black spin in this tale of childhood suffering shaping later adult life.
Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League, Jonathan Odell.
Set in 1950s Mississippi, this is the story of two young mothers, Hazel and Vida one wealthy and white and the other poor and black who have only two things in common: the devastating loss of their children, and a deep and abiding loathing for one another. If you liked "The help," try this one.
An absent mind, Eric Rill.
Seventy-one, and a man used to controlling those around him, Saul struggles to make peace with his disconnected family before Alzheimer's consumes his mind.
The blondes, Emily Schultz.
Dystopian but funny tale of a disease that sweeps the land and makes victims attack and kill innocent bystanders!
Early warning, Jane Smiley.
Family patriarch Walter Langdon has died, and his children have fanned out across the country. The narrative moves year by year from 1953 to 1986, encompassing Cold War blinkeredness, Sixties rebellion, and escalating wealth into the Eighties.
My sunshine away, M. O. Walsh.
1980s Louisiana - a brutal crime shatters a neighbourhood and a young teenager tries to solve a mystery.

Australian fiction

His other house, Sarah Armstrong.
Doctor and his wife have trouble conceiving and the marriage begins to strain and the husband is drawn towards another woman.
The Dalai Lama's cat and the power of meow, David Michie.
His Holiness's Cat ("HHC") is on a mission: to think less, to experience more, to live in the moment.

British Fiction

Love, sex and other foreign policy goals, Jesse Armstrong.
In 1994 a group of young people set off for Bosnia in a Ford Transit van to stop the war. First novel by a well known British TV comedy writer.
Plan B, Emily Barr.
Emma adores living in Brighton, but she loves Matt more. When he suggests they buy the perfect farmhouse in the south of France, she reluctantly agrees, even though he continues commuting to London while she looks after their daughter and the builders.
Young skins, Colin Barrett.
Winner of the 2014 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and longlisted for the 2014 Guardian First Book Award. A collection of tales set in a small Irish town.
Acts of the assassins, Richard Beard.
A cult leader dies and his followers are assassinated in various terrible ways in a tale described as "an historical novel set in the present."
The boy I love, Lynda Bellingham.
An evocation of theatre life from late actress Lynda Bellingham.
Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery, Jenny Colgan.
Summer has arrived in the Cornish town of Mount Polbearne and Polly Waterford couldn't be happier. Because Polly is in love: she's in love with the beautiful seaside town she calls home but things may be chaning in this likeable tale,
One small act of kindness, Lucy Dillon.
What can you do to make the world a better place? Libby helped a stranger, and transformed her life in the process. Libby and her husband Jason have moved back to his hometown to turn the family B&B into a boutique hotel.
The green road, Anne Enright.
From the Booker winner comes a family saga (but not a cosy one) set in County Clare in the 1980s where the children of a long suffering mother gather for Christmas Day. Reviews have been very good.
Aren't we sisters?, Patricia Ferguson.
Norah Thornby can no longer afford to live in her grand family home in the centre of Silkhampton. Unless, perhaps, she can find a respectable lodger. But Nurse Lettie Quick is not nearly as respectable as she seems.
Soldiers' daughters, Fiona Field.
The story of two girls who, on the surface, seem to have a lot in common. Both motherless. Both sent to the same boarding school for 'army brats'. Both, later, commissioned into the army themselves. Both desperate for their fathers' love and approval.
Muse, Jonathan Galassi.
Story of a publishing rivalry over an iconic female poet.
Gorsky, Vesna Goldsworthy.
Russian billionaire plans a mansion in London to woo his (married) sweetheart, a place with a huge expensive library. A sort of "Great Gatsby" for our time from a Serbian writer who now lives in Britain.
The life intended, Kristin Harmel.
After her husband's sudden death over ten years ago, Kate Westhoven never expected to be lucky enough to find another love of her life. But now she's planning her second walk down the aisle to a perfectly nice man. So why isn't she more excited?
Jakob's colours, Lindsay Hawdon.
First novel about a gypsy boy set in Austria World War II and 1920s England, telling the story of the boy and his parents.
The lives of women, Christine Dwyer Hickey.
Woman returns to Ireland from New York to care for her father and recalls one summer in the 1970s.
Wild and free, Wendy Holden.
Wild & Free is the festival du jour. Everyone piles through its gates and Cupid lies in wait to sprinkle a little midsummer madness on them all.
A robot in the garden, Deborah Install.
Stay-at-home husband finds something rusty and lost in his garden in this likeable and engaging fable.
Creative truths in provincial policing, Paula Lichtarowicz.
A darkly comic tale of a Chief of Police who has his trusty manual to guide him in life and work.
The ladies of the house, Molly McGrann.
Three elderly people are found dead in a dilapidated house in Primrose Hill. A woman sets out to find out how this happened.
The field of the cloth of gold, Magnus Mills.
His latest novel is another totally original absurdist, anarchic and often very funny work.
Hunters in the dark, Lawrence Osborne.
This author has been called a modern day Graham Greene and here he takes us to Cambodia where a hustling taxi driver and a car full of heroin will change the life of the central character.
The lost child, Caryl Phillips.
Caryl Phillips's The Lost Child is a sweeping story of orphans and juxtaposes the story of Emily Bronte's Heathcliff with that of a young boy with British mother and Afro-Caribbean father growing up in 1960s Leeds.
The other me, Saskia Sarginson.
Eliza Bennet has the life she's always dreamed of. She's who she wants to be, and she's with the man she loves. But Eliza is living a lie. Her real name is Klaudia Myer. And Klaudia is on the run. She's escaping her old life, and a terrible secret buried at the heart of her family. This is the story of Eliza and Klaudia one girl, two lives and a lie they cannot hide from.
The Shore, Sara Taylor.
About a group of small islands off the coast of Virginia and follows generations over 150 years.
The last pier, Roma Tearne.
The summer of 1939 broke the Maudsley family. Cecily was only thirteen years-old and desperate to grow up; desperate to be as beautiful and desired and reckless as her older sister Rose. Now, in her forties, the family resemblance is uncanny but Cecily is a shadow of her former self. A part of her died that fateful summer.
A decent ride, Irvine Welsh.
Darkly funny tale about drugs and businessmen and reality TV stars and others, all loose on the streets of Edinburgh.


The silver witch, Paula Brackston.
Fantasy/historical about a woman moving into a Welsh cottage and feeling visions and links to a witch in Celtic times.
Winter, William Horwood.
Final volume of the Hyddenworld series sees winter unleashed by an angry earth.
In dark service, Stephen Hunt.
First of a trilogy about a man kidnapped and enslaved and desperate to get his son back.
Get in trouble : stories, Kelly Link.
A collection of short stories features tales of a young girl who plays caretaker to mysterious guests at the cottage behind her house and a former teen idol who becomes involved in a bizarre reality show.
A crown for cold silver, Alex Marshall.
Interesting fantasy debut. Twenty years ago, feared general Cobalt Zosia led her five villainous captains and mercenary army into battle, wrestling monsters and toppling an empire. When there were no more titles to win and no more worlds to conquer, she retired and gave up her legend to history. Now the peace is shattered.
War of shadows, Gail Z. Martin.
Third in the Ascendant Kingdoms series.
Robots versus slime monsters : an A. Lee Martinez collection, A. Lee Martinez.
Martinez's first short story collection, featuring ten original tales based on his previous fantasy and science fiction novels.
The Vagrant, Peter Newman.
The Vagrant is his name. He has no other. Years have passed since humanity's destruction emerged from the Breach. Friendless and alone he walks across a desolate, war-torn landscape. As each day passes the world tumbles further into depravity, bent and twisted by the new order, corrupted by the Usurper, the enemy, and his infernal horde. Excellent fantasy debut.
The Devil's detective, Simon Kurt Unsworth.
Welcome to hell where skinless demons patrol the lakes and the waves of Limbo wash against the outer walls, while the souls of the Damned float on their surface, waiting to be collected. Horror fantasy.

Fiction from the rest of the World

Out in the open, Jesus Carrasco
Bestselling Spanish first novel where a young boy flees home after his father's violent attack and has to survive in a harsh landscape.
The foundling boy, Michel Deon
It is 1919. On a summer's night in Normandy, a newborn baby is left in a basket outside the home of Albert and Jeanne Arnaud. The childless couple take the foundling in, name him Jean, and decide to raise him as their own, though his parentage remains a mystery.
The reader on the 6.27, Jean-Paul Didierlaurent
Described as "Mr Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore" meets "Amelie." A likeable fable about the power of the word.
The man who planted trees, Jean Giono
In 1910, while hiking through the wild lavender in a wind-swept, desolate valley in Provence, a man comes across a shepherd called Elzeard Bouffier. Staying with him, he watches Elzeard sorting and then planting hundreds of acorns as he walks through the wilderness. Interesting reprint of a classic French novel.
Ishmael's oranges, Claire Hajaj.
It's April 1948, and war hangs over Jaffa. One minute seven-year-old Salim is dreaming of taking his first harvest from the family's orange tree; the next he is swept away into a life of exile and rage. Seeking a new beginning in swinging-'60s London, Salim falls in love with Jude. The only problem? Jude is Jewish.
Jimfish ; or, Ten years on the wrong side of history, Christopher Hope.
Booker shortlisted author's tale of an average South African who lives through the end of apartheid and witnesses what happened then and after.
The fugitives, Panos Karnezis.
In a remote corner of a Latin American rainforest, a badly wounded soldier encounters an English Catholic priest who takes him to the Indian village where Father Thomas has his church. The Indians, whose traditional way of life is under threat from squatters who settle in the forest they once had all to themselves, are wary of the new arrival. Intriguing novel by Greek born author now living in Britain.
My struggle. Book three, Boyhood, Karl Ove Knausgaard
The third volume the book that made Knausgaard a phenomenon in the United States. A family of four mother, father, and two boys move to the south coast of Norway, to a new house on a newly developed site. It is the early 1970s and the family's trajectory is upwardly mobile: the future seems limitless
The house in Smyrna, Tatiana Salem Levy
In Rio de Janeiro, a woman suffering from a mysterious illness, which is eroding her body and mind, decides to accept a challenge from her grandfather: to take the key to the house where he grew up in the Turkish city of Smyrna and open the door.
The story of my teeth, Valeria Luiselli
Gustavo 'Highway' Sanchez is a man with a mission: he is planning to replace every last one of his unsightly teeth. He has a few skills that might help him on his way: he can imitate Janis Joplin after two rums, he can interpret Chinese fortune cookies, he can stand an egg upright on a table, and he can float on his back. Excellent novel by one of Mexico's best novelists.
All this has nothing to do with me, Monica Sabolo
Journalist interviews mystery man for a job at her magazine and then becomes obsessed.
The altogether unexpected disappearance of Atticus Craftsman, Mamen Sanchez
Zany tale about mysterious disappearance of an Englishman in the heart of Spain and the Spanish policeman who is after him.

Fiction Selector's Recommendation

Pleasantville, Attica Locke.
Third novel from this prizewinning novelist is about a murder trial of a young man who is accused after a girl goes missing in an upscale black neighbourhood in Houston.
The honours, Tim Clare.
Norfolk, 1935, and a teenage girl explores the secrets of a big country estate house. An unusual and intriguing look at a world at a time of change.
Preparation for the next life, Atticus Lish.
Zou Lei, a Chinese Muslim of the Uighur tribe, enters the U.S. via Mexico, and makes her way to New York City. Keeping a low profile and employed in a restaurant, she meets Skinner, a veteran of the Iraqi war, who's afflicted with PTSD.
Morning sea, Margaret Mazzantini
A mother's love knows no limit Libya, 2010. As Gaddafi clings desperately to power, and chaos and violence flood the streets of Tripoli, Farid and his mother, Jamila, face two stark choices: flee to the border and risk capture by mercenaries, or trek to the coast and chance their luck on the hazardous crossing to Sicily. A timely tale given what is happening in Africa and Europe.
The book of Aron, Jim Shepard.
Warsaw Ghetto and the real life figure of Doctor Korczac seen through the eyes of a nine year old boy.
Sweetland, Michael Crummey.
Canadian author's story about the inhabitants of a remote island in Newfoundland who are offered compensation to leave the island. One elderly resident doesn't want to go and hatches a plan.

Graphic Novel

Jojo's bizarre adventure. Part 1, Phantom blood, Hirohiko Araki
Uncanny X-Men. [5], The omega mutant, Brian Michael Bendis
Criminal. [1], Coward, Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips
Death of the artist, Karrie Fransman and friends.
The wicked + the divine. Vol. 1, The Faust act, Kieren Gillen,
All star western. Volume 6, End of the trail : featuring Jonah Hex, Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti
Sankarea. 11, Mitsuru Hattori
Shutter. Volume one, Wanderlost, Joe Keatinge
Mortal Kombat X. [1], Blood ties, Shawn Kittelsen
Satoshi Kon's Opus, Satoshi Kon
The thrilling adventures of Lovelace and Babbage, Sydney Padua.
Halo. Escalation. Volume 2, Brian Reed, Duffy Boudreau
Lazarus. Volume three, Conclave, Greg Rucka
Monster. Volume 4, Naoki Urasawa
The Shadow. Year one. [1], Matt Wagner
Ghosted. [Volume 2, Books of the dead], Joshua Williamson
Ghosted. [Volume 3, Death wish], Joshua Williamson
Fables. [21], Happily ever after, Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges


Glory : a story of Gallipoli, Rachel Billington.
The Gallipoli campaign and the lives of the men and women living through the tragic events, focussing on three lives torn apart by the war.
The infidel stain, M.J. Carter.
It's 1841, and three years after we left them at the close of The Strangler Vine, Blake and Avery are reunited in very different circumstances in London. There has been a series of murders in the slums of the printing district, which the police mysteriously refuse to investigate, and Blake and Avery must find the culprit before he kills again.
The tutor, Andrea Chapin.
Impressive first novel which is set against the background of Shakespeare's England as a young woman become the muse of Shakespeare himself.
We that are left, Clare Clark.
1910 and a wealthy family take in a young maths prodigy, the son of a German composer.
At the ruin of the world, John Henry Clay.
A.D. 448: Rome is falling and three young people struggle to save the Empire and themselves.
The silvered heart, Katherine Clements.
Orphaned heiress turns highwaywoman at the time of the English Civil War.
The soldier's wife, Pamela Hart.
Sydney, 1915. World War One brings tragedy and loss and sweeping change for the women and families left at home. Ruby and Jimmy Hawkins are sure their love will last forever, despite Jimmy being sent to Gallipoli only weeks after their marriage.
The invention of fire, Bruce Holsinger.
Though he is one of England's most acclaimed intellectuals, John Gower is no stranger to London's wretched slums and dark corners, and he knows how to trade on the secrets of the kingdom's most powerful men. When the bodies of sixteen unknown men are found in a privy, the Sheriff of London seeks Gower's help.
Eagles at war, Ben Kane.
A Roman centurion, Lucius Tullus, prepares to take his soldiers on patrol in the first of a trilogy.
The Red Lily Crown, Elizabeth Loupas.
Intrigue and passion in 16th century Medici Florence. This one should have strong appeal to Philippa Gregory fans.
Agnes Sorel : mistress of beauty, HRH Princess Michael of Kent.
The Queen of Four Kingdoms is dead. Agnes Sorel, her beautiful and innocent fourteen-year-old pupil, soon catches the attention of the mourning court. As a trusted confidant of the deceased Queen Yolande, Agnes captivates all whom she meets, but none more so than the newly crowned King of France.


Resorting to murder : holiday mysteries, Edited and introduced by Martin Edwards.
Collection of vintage mysteries in the British Library reprint series.
King of the road, Nigel Bartlett.
When David's 11-year-old nephew, Andrew, goes missing and David finds the finger pointed at him, he has no choice but to strike out on his own an unlikely vigilante running away from the police and his own family, and running towards what he hopes desperately is the truth about Andrew's disappearance.
Time of death, Mark Billingham.
Latest in the D.I. Tom Thorne series.
Lives lost, Britta Bolt.
Second in the Posthumus mystery trilogy deals with a murder in Amsterdam's red light district.
Endangered, C. J. Box.
Joe Pickett's foster daughter is discovered in a ditch, barely alive. Joe knows who's responsible but there's no proof and his investigation will bring him face-to-face with some truly terrifying opposition.
Game of mirrors, Andrea Camilleri
Inspector Montalbano and his colleagues are stumped when two bombs explode outside empty warehouses-one of which is connected to a big-time drug dealer.
Death wears a beauty mask : and other stories, Mary Higgins Clark.
A murder at Bletchley Park, Peter Clements.
Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes, England, has recently been restored at great cost, and remains of abiding interest to the public. This was where the computer was born and the German Enigma code was broken during World War II. In this action-packed novel, Chief Wren Sally Evans is found murdered on the grounds of Bletchley Park.
The Hog's Back mystery, Freeman Wills Crofts.
British Library vintage mystery title.
Deadly election, Lindsey Davis.
Latest in the Flavia Alba series set in Ancient Rome.
Solitude creek, Jeffery Deaver.
Latest in the Kathryn Dance series.
Slated for death, Elizabeth J. Duncan.
When the body of well-liked and respectable Glenda Roberts is discovered at the bottom of a former slate mine now a busy tourist attraction pandemonium erupts in the North Wales town of Llanelen. Penny Brannigan finds herself drawn into the investigation.
The red icon, Sam Eastland.
Inspector Pakkala, Stalin's trusted investigator, and a case of radicals believed to have been hunted down by the Bolshevik Secret Police but now at large with a terrible weapn at their disposal.
Walking by night, Kate Ellis.
Latest in the series featuring Detective Inspector Joe Plantagenet.
The ghost fields, Elly Griffiths.
A World War II plane with a body inside is dug up and forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway realises it's a local aristocrat reported lost at sea.
No other darkness, Sarah Hilary.
Two young boys are trapped underground in a bunker, unable to understand why they are there. They are desperate for someone to find them but slowly realise that no-one will. Five years later, the boys' bodies are found and the most difficult case of DI Marnie Rome's career begins.
Rock with wings, Anne Hillerman.
Navajo Tribal cops Jim Chee and Bernadette Manuelito, along with their mentor, the legendary Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, investigate two perplexing cases in this new mystery.
Death in the rainy season, Anna Jaquiery.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia; the rainy season. When a French man, Hugo Quercy, is found brutally murdered, Commandant Serge Morel finds his holiday drawn to an abrupt halt.
Last resort, Quintin Jardine.
Chief Constable Bob Skinner on a new case.
Your next breath, Iris Johansen.
Catherine Ling, CIA operative, has her kidnapped son returned but three murders are linked to the informant who arranged the release.
Water angels, Mons Kallentoft
A married couple is found dead in their jacuzzi. Their adopted five-year-old daughter has vanished. Inspector Malin Fors, the troubled but brilliant star of the Linkoping police force, is put in charge of the case.
The memory killer, J.A. Kerley.
Detective Carson Ryder faces a cunning and inventive adversary in this new thriller in which young men in Miami are being abducted and tortured after their drinks are spiked with a cocktail of drugs that leaves them unable to recall their ordeal.
Disclaimer, Renee Knight.
What if you realised the book you were reading was all about you? Creepy tale of dark secrets.
22 dead little bodies, Stuart MacBride.
CID isn't what it used to be. It's a been a bad week for acting Detective Inspector Logan McRae. Every time his unit turns up anything interesting, DCI Steel's Major Investigation Team waltzes in and takes over. Latest in the series that mixes murder and dark comedy.
Death of a cosy writer, G.M. Malliet.
Cosily ensconced in his eighteenth-century Cambridgeshire manor, bestselling mystery writer Sir Adrian Beauclerk-Fisk delights in tormenting his four grown children with threats of disinheritance. Then he announces his latest blow — he's engaged to Violet, a beautiful widow with a dubious past. Naturally murder intervenes.
The last four days of Paddy Buckley, Jeremy Massey.
Dark debut thriller about a Dublin undertaker who finds himself on the wrong side of the Irish mob.
The serpentine road, Paul Mendelson.
Even after the release of Nelson Mandela and the promise of free elections, extremist groups terrorised South Africa, bombing churches, opening fire in bars and restaurants. Nearly twenty-five years ago, as a young Captain, Vaughn de Vries finds himself in pursuit of the suspects of a fatal bombing in his precinct.
The killing of Bobbi Lomax, Cal Moriarty.
Thriller set in 1980s America that should appeal to Stephen King fans.
And sometimes I wonder about you, Walter Mosley.
Investigating the murder of a client he initially refused to help, Leonid navigates difficult personal elements in his own life while uncovering dark secrets about the victim's old-money family and its missing heiress.
Truth or die, James Patterson & Howard Roughan.
When his journalist girlfriend's latest scoop leads to a violent confrontation, attorney Trevor Mann discovers a shocking secret that governments and terrorist organisations would do anything to possess.
Garden of lies, Amanda Quick.
When Ursula Kern, proprietor of the Kern Secretarial Agency, discovers the body of one of her best secretaries, she immediately suspects murder. But no one, including the police, believes her. So Ursula seeks the help of her newest and most mysterious client, Slater Roxton.
The invisible guardian, Dolores Redondo
A bestseller in Europe about a killer at large in the Basque Country and a woman inspector in charge of the investigation.
What she left, T. R. Richmond.
Who is Alice Salmon? Student. Journalist. Daughter. Lover of late nights, hater of deadlines. That girl who drowned last year. Gone doesn't mean forgotten. Everyone's life leaves a trace behind. But it's never the whole story.
Gathering prey, John Sandford.
When his adopted daughter's friend reports that someone has been killing off a circle of nomadic panhandlers, Lucas travels to North Dakota, where he encounters a dangerously violent subculture.
Whispering shadows, Jan Philipp-Sendker
First in suspenseful trilogy by the author of the bestselling 'The art of hearing heartbeats'.
Do not disturb, A. R. Torre.
Sequel to "The girl in 6E".
The lost swimmer, Ann Turner.
Archaeology professor is accused of fraud and her husband is unfaithful. They leave for Europe and he disappears.
The children return : a Bruno, Chief of Police novel, Martin Walker.
When an undercover agent tracking domestic jihadists is found murdered, it's troubling enough for Bruno's beloved village. But when this is followed by the return of Sami, a local autistic youth thought lost to Islamic extremism, provincial St. Denis suddenly becomes a front line in the global war on terror.
The cellar, Minette Walters.
A creepy novel in the Hammer series mixing mystery and horror.
The one that got away, Simon Wood.
Graduate students Zoe and Holli only mean to blow off some steam on their road trip to Las Vegas. But something goes terribly wrong on their way home, and the last time Zoe sees her, Holli is in the clutches of a sadistic killer. Zoe flees with her life, changed forever.

New Zealand Fiction

The best in Blountmere Street, Barbara Arnold.
Paula Dibble is everything her mother wants in a daughter. She is the most refined, the most obedient, the most privileged, the best dressed, and by far the cleverest girl in post war slum, Blountmere Street. She is also alienated and suffocated.
Only four titles left : the racy revelations of a Countess, Jainey Bolingbroke, Jane Scott.
Angela MacLeod, is a young woman growing up in New Zealand with a love of all things English. Author is a local and our city features strongly.
Never to return home : John and Mary White's Otago story, Fraser Boyd.
Life in rural Ireland in the 1860s was tough, even after the potato famine was over. Capable young men and women with a spark of ambition had few opportunities. Many boldly emigrated to other countries to find a better life. Mary Neylon of Ennistimon in County Clare and John White of Letterkenny in Donegal, who arrived in Port Chalmers in 1864 and 1865 respectively, are two such adventurers.
New country : plays and stories, James Courage ; introduction by Christopher Burke.
Brings together seven important but overlooked stories and plays by James Courage, New Zealand's pioneer of gay fiction. Christopher Burke's introduction explains the significance of their homoerotic themes, both overt and coded.
A bountiful lot, Amber Jo Illsley.
Be very wary when the doctor and his cronies have mischief on their minds! The intuitive and cunning Dr. Kavoski and his sidekick Jock move to a small West Coast town where they feel at home, and in control of their nefarious activities. Several spanners in the works intervene.
New Hokkaido, James McNaughton.
It is 1987, forty-five years after Japan conquered New Zealand, and the brutal shackles of the occupation have loosened a little: English can be spoken by natives in the home, and twenty-year-old Business English teacher Chris Ipswitch has a job at the Wellington Language Academy. Clever alternative history tale.
The legend of Winstone Blackhat, Tanya Moir.
In Winstone's imagination, the Kid and his partner ride through the Wild West on the trail of their quarry. In Winstone's actual life, he's had to abandon his 'partner' and is hiding out in the tough landscape of Central Otago.
Sentence of marriage, Shayne Parkinson.
In nineteenth century New Zealand, there are few choices for a farm girl like Amy. Her life seems mapped out for her by the time she is twelve. Amy dreams of an exciting life in the world beyond her narrow boundaries. But it is the two people who come to the farm from outside the valley who change her life forever.
One summer in Venice, Nicky Pellegrino.
"This isn't a mid-life crisis ok? For a start I'm not old enough yet to have one of those. I'm calling it a happiness project. I've stolen an entire summer from my life and by the time it's over I plan to leave this place with a list in my hand. The ten things that make me happy, that's all I want to know. How difficult can it be?"
The hiding places, Catherine Robertson.
When April Turner's small son is killed by a car, she decides she is no longer entitled to anything but the barest of lives. Five years on, she has shed everything and everyone she loves, and expects to be this way forever. Then a letter arrives from an English solicitor, informing April that she is the last surviving heir to Empyrean, a long-abandoned country house.
The chimes, Anna Smaill
A boy stands on the roadside on his way to London, alone in the rain. No memories, beyond what he can hold in his hands at any given moment. No directions, as written words have long since been forbidden. No parents - just a melody that tugs at him, a thread to follow. Author is Auckland born and educated at Canterbury.


The nanny plan, Sarah M. Anderson.
The soldier she could never forget, Tina Beckett.
The road to Lilyfields, Lottie Bloom.
Down outback roads, Alissa Callen.
The doctor's redemption, Susan Carlisle.
Never too late, Robyn Carr.
The millionaire and the maid, Michelle Douglas.
Best man for the bridesmaid, Jennifer Faye.
Expecting the earl's baby, Jessica Gilmore.
The billionaire's bridal bargain, Lynne Graham.
It started at a wedding, Kate Hardy.
The Italian's deal for I do, Jennifer Hayward.
His perfect bride?, Louisa Heaton
Virgin's sweet rebellion, Kate Hewitt.
Wanted: parents for a baby!, Laura Iding.
Carrying the Greek's heir, Sharon Kendrick.
Burnt, Karly Lane.
Meant-to-be family, Marion Lennox.
Hold me, Susan Mallery.
Just one night?, Carol Marinelli.
Twins on the way, Janice Maynard.
The liar, Nora Roberts.
At the Brazilian's command, Susan Stephens.
Olivero's outrageous proposal, Kate Walker.
The sheikh's princess bride, Annie West.
His diamond of convenience, Maisey Yates.


The throwaway children, Diney Costeloe.
Story of two sisters sent first to an English, then an Australian orphanage in the aftermath of World War 2.
Nightingales at war, Donna Douglas.
As the war takes its toll, the Nightingale nurses must do their bit for king and country.
Dilly's sacrifice, Rosie Goodwin.
Dilly is devastated: with her husband unable to work and four children already at home, they cannot afford to feed their new-born baby. Heartbroken, she heads into the night to deliver her baby girl to the Farthing family at the big house.
Wild Wood, Posie Graeme-Evans.
Jesse Marley calls herself a realist; she's all about the here and now. But in the month before Prince Charles and Lady Diana's wedding in 1981, all her certainties are blown aside by events she cannot control. First she finds out she's adopted. Then she's run down by a motorbike.
Wartime sweethearts, Lizzie Lane.
The Sweet family have run the local bakery for as long as anyone can remember. Twins Ruby and Mary Sweet help their widowed father out when they can. Mary loves baking and has no intention of leaving their small Somerset village. While Ruby dreams of life in London.
Palace of tears, Julian Leatherdale.
Story of family, passion, secrets and revenge through two World Wars, centered around an opulent Blue Mountains hotel.

Science Fiction

Grantville gazette VII : [sequels to 1632], Eric Flint & Paula Goodlett.
A cosmic accident sets the modern West Virginia town of Grantville down in war-torn 17th century Europe. It will take all the gumption of the resourceful, freedom loving uptimers to find a way to flourish.
A few words for the dead, Guy Adams.
Section 37 is under attack. Toby Greene, a Clown Service agent, is running for his life. Pursued around the globe by the relentless Rain-Soaked Bride, to stop is to die. But section Chief August Shining has problems of his own. Under investigation by MI6 and at the mercy of a mysterious entity, he's on his own.
Corsair, James L. Cambias.
In the early 2020s, two young, genius computer hackers, Elizabeth Santiago and David Schwartz, meet at MIT, where Schwartz is sneaking into classes, and have a brief affair. Tale of space piracy.
The machine awakes, Adam Christopher.
Second in the "Spider Wars" series.
Star Wars. Lords of the Sith, Paul S. Kemp.
When the Emperor and his notorious apprentice, Darth Vader, find themselves stranded in the middle of insurgent action on an inhospitable planet, they must rely on each other, the Force, and their own ruthlessness to prevail.
The dead lands, Benjamin Percy.
A mixture of thriller/post-apocalyptic science fiction and horror from the author of "Red moon."
Poseidon's wake, Alastair Reynolds.
Third in the Poseidon's Children series.
Straits of hell, Taylor Anderson.
10th in the Destroyerman series.