New Titles Fiction April 2016 (arrived in March 2016)


The gangster, Clive Cussler and Justin Scott.
It is 1906, and in New York City, the Italian crime group known as the Black Hand is on a spree: kidnapping, extortion, arson. Detective Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Agency is hired to form a special 'Black Hand Squad.
License to quill, Jacopo della Quercia.
Secret agents William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe are caught up in the tumultuous cold war gripping post-Reformation
The fourth horseman, David Hagberg.
Kirk McGarvey has accepted the most critical contract of his career: kill the most dangerous, heavily protected terrorist alive a man who is about to hand over two hundred Pakistani nukes to the world's most frightening terrorists.
The traitor, Sydney Horler
In the final year of the Great War, Capt. Alan Clinton, a British army officer, loses vital military information due to an infatuation with a woman who's a German agent. He conceals his misdeeds and devotes himself to the service of his kingdom in penance. Classic British tale.
First response, Stephen Leather.
London is under siege. Nine men in suicide vests, primed to explode, hold hostages in nine different locations and are ready to die for their
An empty coast, Tony Park.
A body. A cover-up. A buried secret. Sonja Kurtz former soldier, supposedly retired mercenary is in Vietnam carrying out a personal revenge mission when her daughter sends a call for help.
The travelers, Chris Pavone.
Adventure thriller about a travel writer who encounters a mystery woman who makes him an offer he can't refuse.
The first hostage, Joel C. Rosenberg.
The president of the United States is missing. With these words, New York Times journalist J. B. Collins, reporting from the scene of a devastating attack by ISIS terrorists in Amman, Jordan, puts the entire world on high alert.

American Fiction

How to set a fire and why, Jesse Ball.
Subversive novel about a teenage girl who discovers a secret Arson Club.
The state we're in : Maine stories, Ann Beattie.
Cool, ironic, sharply observed and witty, but underpinned with a quiet, barely-breathed tenderness, these stories mainly set in Maine explore the glancing epiphanies of daily life.
In every way, Nic Brown.
A teenage mother disregards the ethics of adoption in THIS challenging novel.
Royal wedding, Meg Cabot.
Princess Mia's life in New York City is one glamorous whirlwind in the first adult title in this bestselling YA series.
Nookietown, V. C. Chickering.
Racy comedy debut about a service that connects married men and divorced women.
The forgetting time, Sharon Guskin.
First novel in the vein of Jodi Picoult. The story of a mother with a child who is having nightmares and the bond between mother and child that survives despite the hardship.
The opposite of everyone, Joshilyn Jackson.
After being placed in foster care, Paula Vauss grows up to become a tough divorce attorney only to have her life thrown into chaos by an astonishing revelation and a cryptic message from the mother she has not seen in years.
Why we came to the city, Kristopher Jansma.
A tightly knit group of twentysomethings in New York have their lives altered by an unexpected tragedy.
Flight of dreams, Ariel Lawhon.
An intimate portrait of the real people on board the last flight of the Hindenburg. Behind them is the gathering storm in Europe and before them is looming disaster. But for the moment they float over the Atlantic, unaware of the inexorable, tragic fate that awaits them.
A girl's guide to moving on, Debbie Macomber.
Nichole, a woman in her early thirties, is recovering from a broken heart after learning her husband was having an affair, and separating from him. The twist is that her mother-in-law, Leanne, is the one who told her that her son was cheating.
The friends we keep, Susan Mallery.
While Gabby Schaefer reels in the face of crushing news that has thwarted her plans to return to work, Hayley Batchelor pursues high-risk fertility treatments and Nicole Lord fears falling in love after emerging from a divorce from a man who barely touched her heart.
The secret to hummingbird cake, Celeste Fletcher McHale.
Carrigan, Ella Rae, and Laine have been friends since kindergarten. They all still live in the small town of Bon Dieu Falls, Louisiana, and they've been through everything together, from a State Softball Championship to Carrigan's elopement at seventeen. And Laine is still trying to keep the other two out of trouble. What happens when tragedy strikes.
The last day of the war, Judith Claire Mitchell.
Yael Weiss, eighteen years old and looking for adventure, finds it in the library one day when she discovers a packet of guns meant for Erinyes, an Armenian organization set on avenging their people's massacre by the Turks in 1915. While the weapons make her nervous, Dub Hagopian, the young Armenian-American soldier sent to retrieve them, excites her in a completely different way.
The man without a shadow, Joyce Carol Oates.
1965 and a young research scientist meets a handsome amnesiac and over the course of thirty years they go on a journey of self
The painted ocean, Gabriel Packard.
Excellent debut narrated by a young British/Indian girl whose father has abandoned the family.
Crazy blood, T. Jefferson Parker.
A family dynasty rules a California ski resort town where half brothers threaten to destroy their family.
Work like any other, Virginia Reeves.
Impressive debut about a man in rural Alabama in the 1920s who becomes a big name in the electricity industry.
What was mine, Helen Klein Ross.
Moving yet unsentimental tale of a woman who kidnaps a baby in a superstore and gets away with it for twenty-one years.
Love me back, Merritt Tierce.
Marie is a waitress at an upscale Dallas steakhouse, attuned to the appetites of her patrons and gifted at hiding her private struggle as a young single mother behind an easy smile and a crisp white apron. It's a world of long hours and late nights, and Marie often gives in to self-destructive impulses.

Australian fiction

Blackwattle Lake, Pamela Cook.
For smart talking, newly claimed city girl Eve Nicholls, walking up the driveway of her childhood home a property she recently inherited from her mother is an eerie feeling. The horses that she loved still freckle the paddocks but the house is empty, and she's glad to have her best friend Banjo the Kelpie with her and a bottle of bourbon.
Three in a bed, Andrew Croker.
Entertaining look at tabloid culture, political scandal. Sex and entrapments and more. The author has been a Sky journalist.
Our magic hour, Jennifer Down.
Audrey, Katy and Adam have been friends since high school a decade of sneaky cigarettes, drunken misadventures on Melbourne backstreets, heart-to- hearts, in-jokes. But now Katy has gone. And without her, Audrey is thrown off balance: everything she thought she knew, everything she believed was true, is bent out of shape.
In the mouth of the tiger, Derek Emerson-Elliott and Lynette Silver.
Set in the turbulent years just before and after World War Two, and based on a true story, a tale of adventure, romance, suspense, and action that jumps from Malaya and Singapore to Australia and England.
The light on the water, Olga Lorenzo.
Anne Forster, recently divorced and trying to find her feet, takes her daughter Aida on an overnight bushwalk in the moody wilderness of Wilson's Promontory. Aida, who is six and autistic, disappears; Anne returns from the walk alone.
Wild light, Robyn Mundy.
Teenage girl is dragged from Sydney to an island off the coast of Tasmania by her parents after the death of the girl's twin brother.
First person shooter, Cameron Raynes.
Jayden lives with his father on the edge of a small country town. He stutters and is addicted to playing video games as a first person shooter. His best friend is Shannon, the girl next door, who knows how to handle a rifle. When Shannon's mother returns home from a five-and-a-half year prison sentence for manslaughter, the town waits to see whether her sociopathic stepson, Pete, will exact revenge for the death of his father.
A loving, faithful animal, Josephine Rowe.
It is New Year's Eve, 1990, and Ru's father, Jack, has disappeared in the wake of a savage incident. A Vietnam War veteran, he has long been an erratic presence at home, where Ru's allegiances are divided amongst those she loves.
Hold, Kirsten Tranter.
Tale of grief and desire where a a woman striving for a new beginning discovers a room and a man ...

British Fiction

The last days of Jack Sparks, Jason Arnopp.
In 2014, Jack Sparks the controversial pop culture journalist died in mysterious circumstances. To his fans, Jack was a fearless rebel; to his detractors, he was a talentless hack. Either way, his death came as a shock to everyone. Strange quirky novel by writer who has done various Doctor Who titles.
Sowing secrets, Trisha Ashley.
Fran March's life in the idyllic village of St Ceridwen's Well is coming up roses. Almost. If only daughter Rosie the result of an uncharacteristic one-night stand years ago wasn't so curious about her real father, and if only husband Mal spent less time on his hobbies, everything would be bliss.
Look at me, Sarah Duguid.
Young woman living in London with widowed father and brother discovers her father has another child who she contacts, ending up putting her own family in
Strictly between us, Jane Fallon.
Tamsin and Michelle have been inseparable since childhood. Even now they spend all their time together, along with Patrick, Michelle's handsome husband. Except Tamsin's brilliant assistant Bea (without whom Tamsin's life would fall apart) has heard a nasty rumour that Patrick is playing away.
A summer at sea, Katie Fforde.
Emily is happy with her life just as it is. She has a career as a midwife that she loves . She enjoys living on her own as a single woman. But she's also feels it's time for a change and a spot of some sea air.
How to measure a cow, Margaret Forster.
Tara Fraser leaves London to start a new life in a Cumbrian town selected at random. She plans to obliterate her past, which contains a shocking event that had serious consequences, by becoming a completely different personality from her previous volatile self. She is going to be quiet, even dull, and very private. Sadly this is the last novel from this author who died recently.
The woman who upped and left, Fiona Gibson.
For those who like Lesley Pearse and Carole Matthews. Tale of a woman who decides to walk out then finds that a single parent's life isn't that great.
The perfect gift, Emma Hannigan.
Ever since she can remember, Roisin has received a birthday card in the post. Signed with love from the birth mother she has never met. Brought up by her adoptive parents, Keeley and Doug, Roisin has wanted for nothing. But on her thirtieth birthday a letter comes that shakes her world.
The weekend wives, Christina Hopkinson.
'What is the world, then, of the weekend wife?' asked Emily. 'Secrets, there will be secrets. Not necessarily serious ones, but the triviality of them almost makes them worse.
The house on Bellevue Gardens, Rachel Hore.
Rosa has arrived in London from Poland to look for her younger brother Mikhail. He is supposed to be staying with their English father, but when she visits the house she finds it's locked up and there's no sign of either of them. She urgently needs work and somewhere to live while she continues her search, but what can she do and where can she go?
The drowned detective, Neil Jordan.
A private eye in an Eastern European city is asked by an elderly couple to find their daughter, missing for almost two decades. A strong novel by the Irish author and film director.
Eggshells, Caitriona Lally.
Irish novel that is a mix of black comedy, craziness and changelings set in Dublin. Regarded as a very promising debut.
The girl who came back, Susan Lewis.
When Jules Bright hears a knock on the door, the last person she expects to find is a detective bringing her the news she's feared for the last three years. Amelia Quentin is being released from prison. Jules' life is very different now to the one she'd known before Amelia shattered it completely.
The madwoman upstairs, Catherine Lowell.
A debut novel about the last remaining descendant of the Brontes who discovers that her recently deceased father has left her a treasure hunt that may lead to the long-rumoured secret literary estate.
This census-taker, China Mieville.
Touching and unusual tale of a lonely boy who witnesses a traumatic event and tries to flee a deranged parent when a stranger arrives who may be friend or foe.
Prosperity Drive, Mary Morrissy.
Everything radiates out often internationally from this suburban Dublin street, and everything eventually returns to it. It is an Ireland in miniature. Like an exploded novel, Prosperity Drive is laid out in stories, linked by its characters who appear and disappear, bump into each other in chance encounters, and join up again through love, marriage or memory.
Eileen, Ottessa Moshfegh.
Dreaming of life in the city while caring for her alcoholic father and working in a 1960s boys' prison, a disturbed young woman is manipulated into committing a psychologically charged crime during the holiday season.
Under the rose : selected stories, Julia O'Faolain.
Set in Italy, France, her native Ireland or the USA, these stories unpick the casual brutalities of a patriarchal society or the delusions of sexual desire.
Anatomy of a soldier, Harry Parker.
A first novel of patriotism, heroism, and profound humanism that will immediately take its place on the shelf of classics about what it truly means to be at war. This is what the pre-publicity has said and already there is talk that this might be the book of the year.
Thomas and Mary, Tim Parks.
A dark rather than altogether black comedy about the dissolution of a long marriage. The author is highly regarded but this one has had reviews that predict he might be a Booker contender.
Trading futures, Jim Powell.
sixty year old man reflects on his life and chooses his birthday party to deliver some uncomfortable truths to his loved ones.
The mule, David Quantick.
Comedy-thriller that follows a translator's quest to decipher an untranslatable book, find a missing girl and clear his name of murder.
The shadow hour, Kate Riordan.
Past and present collide when Grace becomes the governess at an old house where her grandmother used to work.
Mothering Sunday, Graham Swift.
A novel that begins with an afternoon tryst in 1924 between a servant girl and the young man of the neighboring house, but then opens to reveal the whole life of a remarkable woman.
The weekends of you and me, Fiona Walker.
When Jo Coulson finds herself single again in her late thirties, she finally resigns her membership to Last of the Hopeless Romantics, fully intending to tackle midlife and motherhood alone.
Legoland : short stories, Gerard Woodward.
Many of Legoland's fifteen stories begin with Woodward's sharp and unflinching eye alighting upon an apparently everyday detail or situation, but then a sudden twist takes them to an unsettling place where life's normal rules no longer apply.


The spider's war, Daniel Abraham.
5th book in the Dagger & Coin series.
Marked in flesh : a novel of the Others, Anne Bishop.
FFourth book in The Others series.
Fire touched, Patricia Briggs.
9th book in the Mercy Thompson series.
Graynelore, Stephen Moore.
Rogrig Wishard is a killer, a liar and a thief. Rogrig is the last person the fey would turn to for help. But they know something he doesn't. In a world without government or law, where a man's loyalty is to his family and faerie tales are strictly for children, Rogrig is not happy to discover that he's carrying faerie blood.

Fiction from the rest of the World

Fifteen dogs, Andre Alexis.
Intrigiung novel by Canadian author tells the story of a group of 15 dogs, kennelled at a veterinary clinic in Toronto, who are suddenly gifted by the gods with human consciousness and language
The life of elves, Muriel Barbery
From the author of the international bestseller, "The elegance of the hedgehog." The story of a baby discovered on a snowy night in a small village and another foundling and how the bond bewteen them changes the world.
The senility of Vladimir P, Michael Honig.
Set 20-odd years from now, this is the story of a senile Vladimir Putin, ensconced and forgotten in his dacha, served by a small coterie of house staff. His nurse, charged with round-the-clock care, is blissfully unaware that his colleagues are using their various positions to skim money, in extraordinarily creative ways, from the top of their employer's seemingly inexhaustible riches.
All for nothing, Walter Kempowski
Winter, January 1945. It is cold and dark, and the German army is retreating from the Russian advance. Germans are fleeing the occupied territories in their thousands, in cars and carts and on foot. But in a rural East Prussian manor house, the wealthy von Globig family tries to seal itself off from the world.
My struggle. Book 5, Some rain must fall, Karl Ove Knausgaard
Why would you read a six-volume, 3,600 page Norwegian novel about a man writing a six-volume, 3,600 page novel? Many enthusiastic critics say you should.
Last night in Montreal, Emily St. John Mandel.
Lilia has been leaving people behind her entire life. Haunted by her inability to remember her early childhood, and by a mysterious shadow that seems to dog her wherever she goes, Lilia moves restlessly from city to city, abandoning lovers and friends along the way. But then she meets Eli, and he's not ready to let her go, not without a fight. Canadian novel.
Stork mountain, Miroslav Penkov.
Intriguing tale of an American student who returns to Bulgaria, the country he left as a child. His mission is to track down his grandfather and to find out why he suddenly cut off all contact with the family three years before.
Behave, Andromeda Romano-Lax.
Woman becomes assistant to behaviourist psychologist John B. Watson and is involved on experiments on babies. Disturbing tale by Spanish
Green Island, Shawna Yang Ryan.
As this novel sweeps across six decades and two continents, the life of the narrator shadows the course of Taiwan's history from the end of Japanese colonial rule to the decades under martial law and, finally, to Taiwan's transformation into a democracy. But, above all, it's a story of a family and a nation grappling with the nuances of complicity and survival, raising the question: how far would you be willing to go for the ones you love?
Mrs Ali's road to happiness, Farahad Zama.
Mrs Ali's much loved home is suddenly under threat a road widening scheme threatens to destroy both it and the family business, the Marriage Bureau for Rich People. Meanwhile, Mrs Ali's niece, Pari, a young Muslim widow, adopts a destitute Hindu boy and this unorthodox arrangement offends both Muslim and Hindu in the sleepy eastern Indian town of Vizag.

Graphic Novel

Jessica Jones : Alias. [Vol. 1], Brian Michael Bendis
Jessica Jones : Alias. [Vol. 2], Brian Michael Bendis
The fade out. Act three, Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips
The new deal, Jonathan Case.
Patience, Daniel Clowes.
Casanova : Acedia. [Volume one], Matt Fraction, Fabio Moon, Michael Chabon.
Tokyo ghoul. 5, Sui Ishida
Requiem of the rose king. 1, Aya Kanno
Requiem of the rose king. 2, Aya Kanno
The Multiversity, Grant Morrison
Inuyashiki. 1, Hiroya Oku
Batman/Superman. Volume 4, Siege, Greg Pak
Lazarus. Volume four, Poison, Greg Rucka
New Suicide Squad. Volume 2, Monsters, Sean Ryan
Violenzia : and other deadly amusements, Richard Sala.
American vampire. Volume eight, Scott Snyder
Batman noir : black mirror, Scott Snyder
Swamp Thing. Volume 5, The killing field, Charles Soule
Batman. Arkham Knight. Volume 1, Peter J. Tomasi
Food wars! : shokugeki no soma. 9, Diamond generation, Yuto Tsukuda
Prophecy. 03, Tetsuya Tsutsui
Irredeemable : premier edition. Volume one, Mark Waid


Bohemian gospel, Dana Chamblee Carpenter.
Thirteenth-century Bohemia is a dangerous place for a girl, especially one as odd as Mouse, born with unnatural senses and an uncanny intellect. Some call her a witch. Others call her an angel.
The midnight watch, David Dyer.
Tale of the crew of The Californian which failed to act on the distress signals sent up by the sinking Titanic.
The last pearl, Leah Fleming.
One great gem and three lives bound by fate in a tale that moves from 1870s Scotland to America.
For the most beautiful, Emily Hauser.
Story of the Trojan War from a different perspective - that of the women caught up in this epic struggle.
Someone knows my name, Lawrence Hill.
Kidnapped as a child, Aminata Diallo is enslaved in South Carolina but escapes during the Revolutionary War. In Manhattan, she becomes a scribe for the British, recording the names of blacks who have served the King and earned freedom in Nova Scotia. But the hardship and prejudice there prompt her to follow her heart back to Africa.
Fallen, Lia Mills.
A love story set against a vivid background of World War I and the Easter Rising.
Medicis daughter : a novel of Marguerite de Valois, Sophie Perinot.
Winter, 1564. Beautiful young Princess Margot is summoned to the court of France, where nothing is what it seems and a wrong word can lead to ruin. Known across Europe as Madame la Serpente, Margot's intimidating mother, Queen Catherine de Medicis, is a powerful force in a country devastated by religious war.
Battle for Rome, Ian Ross.
The third novel in this series set at the end of the Roman empire, where Constantine is battling for supremacy against the tyrant Maxentius.
Free men : a novel, Katy Simpson Smith.
Set in the late-eighteenth-century American South, this novel follows a singular group of companions an escaped slave, a white orphan, and a Creek Indian who are being tracked down for murder.


Murder at the manor : country house mysteries, Edited and introduced by Martin Edwards.
The English country house is an iconic setting for some of the greatest British crime fiction. This new collection gathers together stories written over a span of about 65 years, during which British society, and life in country houses, was transformed out of all recognition.
Death of a nurse : a Hamish Macbeth murder mystery, M. C. Beaton.
Time of fog and fire, Rhys Bowen.
Molly Murphy Sullivan's husband Daniel, a police captain in turn-of-the-century New York City, is in a precarious position. The new police commissioner wants him off the force altogether. So when Daniel's offered an assignment from John Wilkie, head of the secret service, he's eager to accept
Off the grid, C.J. Box.
Joe Pickett's old friend Nate Romanowski is off the grid, recuperating from wounds and lying low while the FBI search for him. But they are not the only ones looking for him and Nate finds himself confronting an elite team of special forces soldiers.
Trouble on the Thames, Victor Bridges
Another in the series of British Library Crime Classics.
Death on the Riviera, John Bude
When a counterfeit currency racket comes to light on the French Riviera, Detective Inspector Meredith is sent speeding southwards out of the London murk to the warmth and glitter of the Mediterranean. British Library Classic Crime from 1952.
Medea's curse, Anne Buist.
Forensic psychiatrist Natalie King works with people affected by violent crime and now she's being stalked. Author is an Aussie perinatal psychiatrist.
Montalbano's first case and other stories, Andrea Camilleri
Andrea Camilleri has selected twenty-one short stories, written with his trademark wit and humor, that follow Italy's famous detective through highlight cases of his career.
Tainted love, Kimberley Chambers.
Vinny and Michael have always protected each other and provided for the family. Together they were formidable but business always stopped at the front door. Now someone has changed the rules women and children are fair game and one of the Butlers is going to end up six feet under.
All these perfect strangers, Aoife Clifford.
Aussie writer's debut, a story about a woman running away from a scandalous life and reinventing herself.
The steel kiss : a Lincoln Rhyme novel, Jeffery Deaver.
Amelia Sachs is hot on the trail of a killer. She's chasing him through a department store in Brooklyn when an escalator malfunctions. The stairs give way, with one man horribly mangled by the gears. Sachs is forced to let her quarry escape as she jumps in to try to help save the victim.
The silent inheritance, Joy Dettman.
When one of her daughters is abducted from the mall, a Melbourne single mother has to reveal things in her past that are best left hidden.
Trust no one, Clare Donoghue.
Set in south London, a father dies in mysterious circumstances, leaving Jane Bennett to untangle the events leading up to his death, discovering hidden family secrets as she investigates.
The Z murders, J. Jefferson Farjeon
British Library Crime Classic from 1932.
She's not there, Joy Fielding.
A lifetime ago, every year Carole Shipley looked forward to her wedding anniversary. But then a celebratory trip to Mexico for the occasion with her husband and friends ended in the unsolved kidnapping of her infant daughter, Samantha. Now, fifteen years after that horrific time, divorced and isolated, Carole is forced to relive the kidnapping.
A cast of vultures, Judith Flanders.
Third in a series of light historical mysteries.
The darkest goodbye, Alex Gray.
Scottish author's latest is a sinister tale of an elderly woman in Glasgow found dead after a visit from someone dressed as a carer.
The woman in blue, Elly Griffiths.
The murder of women priests in the shrine town of Walsingham sucks Dr Ruth Galloway into an unholy investigation.
Gone again : a Jack Swyteck novel, James Grippando.
Sashi Burgette vanished three years ago on her way to school. The night after the teenager's disappearance, ex-con Dylan Kyle was stopped for drunk driving. An article of Sashi's clothing was found in his truck, and a police videotape of his drunken explanation under interrogation sealed his fate at trial. Now, just days from Kyle's execution the case is not as watertight as thought.
Hard cold winter, Glen Erik Hamilton.
Follows "Past crimes" with former Army Ranger and thief Van Shaw in danger after he finds that a murder scene involves Seattle high
The narrow bed, Sophie Hannah.
A killer called "Billy Dead Mates" is murdering pairs of best friends.
When falcons fall, C. S. Harris.
1813. Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, has come to this seemingly peaceful Shropshire village to honor a slain friend and on a quest to learn more about his own ancestry. But when the body of a lovely widow is found on the banks of the River Teme, a bottle of laudanum at her side, the village's inexperienced new magistrate turns to St. Cyr for help.
A Southwold mystery, Suzette A. Hill.
Suffolk, 1955. Rosy Gilchrist is asked by her friend Lady Fawcett to join her on a trip to Southwold to visit Delia Dovedale, an old school chum she hasn't seen in years. Rosy reluctantly agrees to be her companion on the reunion jaunt, unaware of the sinister situation that awaits them. Upon arrival they discover that their hostess is dead, recently murdered at the local flower festival.
The quiet game, Greg Iles.
Penn Cage is no stranger to death. As a Houston prosecutor he's sent sixteen men to death row and now he's lost his wife to cancer. Returning home to Natchez, Mississippi with his only daughter, Penn seeks a gentler life. No chance.
Heads or hearts, Paul Johnston.
Maverick ex-cop Quint Dalrymple returns to investigate a series of gruesome murders in a near-future independent Edinburgh.
The considerate killer, Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis
On her way home from a grocery shopping trip, Nina Borg is attacked from behind in a parking lot. Dazed and half-conscious, she hears her assailant ask for her forgiveness. Only later does she understand that this isn't for what he's just done, but for what he plans to do to.
The unfortunate Englishman : a Joe Wilderness novel, John Lawton.
Directed by MI6 to Berlin in 1963 to negotiate a delicate prisoner exchange on either side of the wall, Joe Wilderness covertly plans to use the operation to make a little something extra on the side, with unexpected results.
The blackhouse, Peter May.
The Isle of Lewis is the most remote, harshly beautiful place in Scotland, where the difficulty of existence seems outweighed only by people's fear of God. But older, pagan values lurk beneath the veneer of faith, the primal yearning for blood and revenge.
The hollow men, Rob McCarthy.
First in a series featuring Doctor Harry Kent, London police surgeon. The author is a 4th year medical student.
Cold hard murder : a Philippa Barnes mystery, Trish McCormack.
What better place for a murder than the Pancake Rocks on the West Coast?
The Oxford inheritance, Ann A. McDonald.
Eerie suspense mystery about an American student at Oxford searching for the truth of her mother's death.
Perfect days, Raphael Montes
Teo, a medical student, meets Clarice at a party. Teo doesn't really like people, they're too messy, but he immediately realises that he and Clarice are meant to be together. What happens later in this very creepy Brazilian thriller shows how obsession can get murderous.
The damage done, James Oswald.
McLean must investigate the seedy goings on of an exclusive and secretive society, catering for the rich and powerful of the city. Somehow it is linked to a particularly gruesome cold case from twenty years ago, McLean's first case with the force.
Missing, presumed, Susie Steiner.
After her excellent 2013 debut, "Homecoming," this talented writer mixes literary and crime fiction in which a woman disappears and her powerful father, who has connections, make the case really big.
No shred of evidence, Charles Todd.
On the north coast of Cornwall, an apparent act of mercy is repaid by an arrest for murder. Four young women have been accused of the crime.Inspector Ian Rutledge investigates.
A woman much missed, Valerio Varesi
A few days before Christmas, with Parma gripped by frost and fog, Ghitta Tagliavini, the elderly owner of a guesthouse in the old town centre, is found murdered in her apartment. The case is assigned to Commissario Soneri.
The terror ; & White Face : stories of crime, Edgar Wallace
Collins Crime Club tales from 1929 and 1930.
Keep you close, Lucie Whitehouse.
Sinister thriller about a young painter found dead in Oxford and her friend's investigation into what happened.
Murder of a lady : a Scottish mystery, Anthony Wynne
Scottish mystery originally published in 1931.
Six Four, Hideo Yokoyama
A child is kidnapped and years later the police admit they botched the investigation. Thriller that is also an eye opener to Japanese police.

New Zealand Fiction

Gone, brother, gone, June Bowen.
Sibling rivalry is not a problem for Ellen and Alistair. In a family where money is god and time is profit, they have always been there for each other. When Ellen faces an unplanned pregnancy and Alistair flees to Melbourne to avoid arrest on drug charges, they lose contact with each other for many years. Each follows their own separate path of self-discovery in their chosen careers until a bizarre co-incidence finally brings them together again.
Rachel's legacy, Julie Thomas.
When Dr Kobi Voight is given a set of old letters by his mother he has no inkling that they will lead him around the world and deep into the tragic past of his family. Within the letters- written in Hebrew and filled with delicate illustrations- lie the reflections of a young Jewish woman, forced to give up her baby daughter while fighting with the Resistance in Berlin.
Dad art, Damien Wilkins.
Acoustic engineer living in Wellington is back on the dating scene, learning te reo and visiting his ailing father when his life changes from meeting a widowed mother with a young son.


His forever family, Sarah M. Anderson.
The doctor calling, Meredith Appleyard.
Illicit night with the Greek, Susanna Carr.
Discovering Dr Riley, Annie Claydon.
The consequence he must claim, Dani Collins.
Castelli's virgin widow, Caitlin Crews.
Swept into the rich man's world, Katrina Cudmore.
A deal to mend their marriage, Michelle Douglas.
Leonetti's housekeeper bride, Lynne Graham.
April's Rainbow, Cathryn Hein.
The Darling Songbirds, Rachael Herron.
Outback sisters, Rachael Johns.
How to sleep with the boss, Janice Maynard.
Pregnant with a royal baby!, Susan Meier.
Her holiday miracle, Joanna Neil.
The sheikh's pregnant prisoner, Tara Pammi.
Hold on to me, Victoria Purman.
The nurse who stole his heart, Alison Roberts.
Craving her ex-army doc, Amy Ruttan.
His shock Valentine's proposal, Amy Ruttan.
Helios crowns his mistress, Michelle Smart.
Saved by the CEO, Barbara Wallace.
The man she could never forget, Meredith Webber.
The surprise De Angelis baby, Cathy Williams.


Cometh the hour, Jeffrey Archer.
Cometh the Hour opens with the reading of a suicide note, which has devastating consequences for Harry and Emma Clifton, Giles Barrington and Lady
Carry me, Peter Behrens.
Carry me is told from the perspective of Billy, born to a German father and an Irish mother who are employees on the summer estate of the German-Jewish Baron von Weinbrenner on the scenic Isle of Wight.
Rebel sisters, Marita Conlon-McKenna.
As WWI wages across Europe, the three bright, beautiful and unconventional Gifford sisters find themselves caught up in Ireland's fight for
Ragged Rose, Dilly Court.
With the fate of her family in her hands, Rose has to make a terrible choice. Be thrown onto the streets without a penny to her name, or watch her loved ones fall into ruin.
The river house, Janita Cunnington.
Story spanning the years from the 1940s to 2005 through the lives of an Australian family and its screts and heartbreaks.
The forgotten summer, Carol Drinkwater.
Jane discovers secrets about her ideal husband while workin in the family vineyard in France.
Salem Street, Anna Jacobs.
In 1820 Salem Street is sparkling and new: eight small terraced houses built by a Lancashire mill owner for his best workers. Annie Gibson's family is one of the first to move in a step up in the world for them. But when her mother dies, Annie's happy childhood ends and she is left to bring up her brother and sister.
The silk merchant's daughter, Dinah Jefferies.
Tale of a woman torn between two worlds. 1952, French Indochina. Since her mother's death, eighteen-year-old half-French, half- Vietnamese Nicole has been living in the shadow of her beautiful older sister, Sylvie. When Sylvie is handed control of the family silk business, Nicole is given an abandoned silk shop in the Vietnamese quarter of Hanoi.
The jeweller's wife, Judith Lennox.
1938. As England awaits the outbreak of war, Juliet Winterton journeys from the Mediterranean to the Essex countryside to begin her life as the beautiful young wife of a London jeweller. But beneath her husband's intelligence and ambition, lies a cruel and ruthless man.
Now the war is over, Annie Murray.
Birmingham is welcoming home its menfolk, and a new chapter is beginning in Rachel Booker's life. Her husband has returned, and the family that struggled for survival throughout the uncertain war years is now together. But family life settles into a routine and Rachel, unsatisfied, starts to yearn for more.
Property of a noblewoman, Danielle Steel.
An abandoned safe-box in a New York City bank is opened to reveal a treasure trove a bundle of old letters, photographs and priceless jewellery, including a wedding ring and a locket.

Science Fiction

The Orion plan, Mark Alpert.
Scientists thought we were safe from invasion. The distance between stars is so great that it seemed impossible for even the most advanced civilizations to send a large spaceship from one star system to another.
Morning star, Pierce Brown.
Third in the Red Rising trilogy, a dystopian series set on Mars.
Speak, Louisa Hall.
She cannot run. She cannot walk. She cannot even blink. As her batteries run down for the final time, all she can do is speak. Will you listen? Speak is the story of artificial intelligence and of those who loved it, hated it and created it.
Down Station, Simon Morden.
Escaping from a fiery apocalypse, a group of commuters pass through a portal into a mythical London - and the way back is blocked,
Empire V : the Prince of Hamlet, Victor Pelevin
Roman thought he'd found the perfect opportunity to rebel. He may have been wrong. He awakens strapped to a set of parallel bars in a richly appointed sitting room, and begins a conversation with a masked man which will change his life.
The road to hell, David Weber & Joelle Presby.
Third in the New Multiverse series.