New Titles Fiction February 2016 (arrived in January 2016)


The spy house, Matthew Dunn.
Latest thriller featuring Will Cochrane, the Intelligence agent who must solve the unsolvable: How did four international agents working on a super-secret mission die in a safe house bunker in Beruit that was locked from the inside?
Tom Clancy Commander-in-chief, Mark Greaney.
When Russian President Valeri Volodin's ambitions are foiled in Dagestan, he faces a difficult choice. The oligarchs who support him expect a constant flow of graft, but with energy prices cratering, the Russian economy sputters to a virtual halt.
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.
Tipping point : the war with China : the first salvo, David Poyer.
Captain Dan Lenson is under fire both at sea, and in Washington. His command of the first antiballistic-missile-capable cruiser in the Fleet, USS Savo Island, is threatened when he's called home to testify before Congress.
Deathlist, Chris Ryan.
A bitterly cold morning in the Brecon Beacons, and the soldiers trying out for SAS Selection are preparing to face their toughest test yet.
The forgotten soldier : a Pike Logan thriller, Brad Taylor.
For years, the extralegal counterterrorist unit known as the Taskforce has worked in the shadows, anticipating and preventing attacks around the globe.
The cyclops initiative : a Jim Chapel mission, David Wellington.
Jim Chapel pledged his life to protect his country from its enemies. But now, the one-armed Special Forces soldier turned spy is on the wrong side of the law. The person he trusts most in the world, the brilliant hacker known only as Angel, is suspected of terrorism.

American Fiction

Trail of broken wings, Sejal Badani.
When her father falls into a coma, Indian American photographer Sonya reluctantly returns to the family she'd years before.
The guest room, Chris Bohjalian.
Suspenseful tale about a man who opens his home to his brother's bachelor party and what happens when he meets a woman who stabs a bodyguard and then disappears.
Under the visible life, Kim Echlin.
Fatherless Katherine carries the stigma of her mixed-race background through an era that is hostile to her and all she represents. It is only through music that she finds the freedom to temporarily escape and dream of a better life for herself, nurturing this hard-won refuge throughout the vagaries of unexpected motherhood and an absent husband, and relying on her talent to build a future for her family.
As good as dead, Elizabeth Evans.
When Esme, the woman she betrayed twenty years ago, arrives on her doorstep, bringing with her a past she thought was buried forever, Charlotte is faced with a choice of redeeming the old friendship or give in to the fears of the past.
Tom & Lucky (and George & Cokey Flo), C. Joseph Greaves.
Based on an American court case of 1936 when prosecutor Tom Dewey was trying to put mobster Lucky Luciano behind
A diamond from Tiffany's : and other stories, Melissa Hill.
It's been two years since Ethan Greene and Gary Knowles collided one fateful evening outside Tiffany & Co on Fifth Avenue. A mix-up with their shopping bags sent each man's life on an unexpected trajectory, and while Gary and his fiancee Rachel are heading for the altar, Ethan's love life is not so settled.
Ask him why, Catherine Ryan Hyde.
Ruth and her little brother, Aubrey, are just teenagers when their older brother ships off to Iraq. When Joseph returns, uninjured, only three and a half months later, Ruth is happy he is safe but also deeply worried.
Movie star by Lizzie Pepper, Hilary Liftin.
When her marriage to a Hollywood mega-star is over, actress Lizzie Pepper, America's Girl Next Door, decides to tell her side of the story and, in doing so, realizes that her romance wasn't what she and everyone else thought.
Hotels of North America, Rick Moody.
Reginald Edward Morse is one of the top reviewers on, where his many posts do more than just evaluate hotels around the globe they tell his life story.
The same sky, Amanda Eyre Ward.
Alice and her husband, Jake, own a barbecue restaurant in Austin, Texas. Hardworking and popular in their community, they have a loving marriage and thriving business, but Alice still feels that something is missing, lying just beyond reach.
The visiting privilege : new and collected stories, Joy Williams.
Joy Williams has been celebrated as a master of the short story for four decades, her renown passing as a given from one generation to the next even in the shifting landscape of contemporary writing. This is an impressive collection of her best work.

Australian fiction

The grass is greener, Loretta Hill.
From the author of the much praised "The girl in steel-capped boots" comes a novel about best friends fighting for what they want in life and
After darkness, Christine Piper.
It is early 1942 and Australia is in the midst of war. While working at a Japanese hospital in the pearling port of Broome, Dr Ibaraki is arrested as an enemy alien and sent to Loveday internment camp in a remote corner of South Australia.
The natural way of things, Charlotte Wood.
Two women wake from a drugged sleep to find they're imprisoned in a property in a desert.

British Fiction

Eden Gardens, Louise Brown.
Impressive first novel about poor white women in prostitution in Calcutta in the 1930s and 1940s
Number 11 ; or, Tales that witness madness, Jonathan Coe.
Another of his sharp, witty tales of Britain as it is now, a society of two extremes.
Essie's way, Pamela Cook.
When Miranda McIntyre is searching for something old to go with her wedding dress the answer comes to her in her sleep: an antique necklace in the shape of a horseshoe encrusted with pearls. But the dream is really a memory, one Miranda's mother, Claire, refuses to discuss.
Paradise city, Elizabeth Day.
Lives of four Londoners - a rich man, his maid, a Ugandan refugee, a young reporter and a widow - showing how London is a city of differences and
Somewhere inside of happy, Anna McPartlin.
Woman has to tell the story of her son on the 20th anniversary of his death and it takes her back to what happened. Moving story from the author of "The last days of Rabbit Hayes."
Beside myself, Ann Morgan.
Identical twins decide to swap places for one day but one of them refuses to swap back. Intriguing psychological thriller about identity.
The good liar, Nicholas Searle.
Story of a man who has lied all his life, a conman in a small town about to meet, woo and then a fleece a woman.
A cat called Alfie, Rachel Wells.
Once a doorstep cat, always a doorstep cat. Edgar Road used to be your typical London street; a road full of people who barely said a word to one another. Then Alfie came along a big grey ball of fur who changed the lives of every family he met, and brought a community together.

Fiction from the rest of the World

The sermon on the fall of Rome, Jerome Ferrari
When the manager of the village bar absconds, a succession of would-be heirs descend - with disastrous results. Winner of the Prix
Submission, Michel Houellebecq
In a near-future France, Francois, a middle-aged academic, is watching his life slowly dwindle to nothing. His sex drive is diminished, his parents are dead, and his lifelong obsession, the ideas and works of the novelist Joris-Karl Huysmans, has led him nowhere.
Youth, Paolo Sorrentino
In a luxury hotel in the Swiss Alps, elderly friends and a host of others gather. Recently filmed with Michael Caine, Rachel Weisz and Jane Fonda.
The merman, Carl-Johan Vallgren
In a small town on the west coast of Sweden, Nella defends her brother Robert from bullies and, when she reaches out for help from her friend Tommy, learns the secret behind his brothers' mysterious behaviour.
The civil servant's notebook, Xiaofang Wang
A mayoral campaign in a Chinese city is captured in a notebook in this intriguing tale penned by a former insider.
These are the names, Tommy Wieringa
First English-language edition of the bestselling novel from one of Holland's most distinguished writers. A border town on the steppe. A small group of emaciated and feral refugees appears out of nowhere, spreading fear and panic in the town.

Graphic novel

Jojo's bizarre adventure. Part 2, Battle tendency, 01, Hirohiko Araki
Dressing, Michael De Forge
Junction True, Ray Fawkes
The Sandman : overture : the deluxe edition, Neil Gaiman ; art by J.H. Williams III.
T!m G!nger, Julian Hanshaw.
How to pass as human, Nic Kelman
Hawkeye. [5], All-new Hawkeye, Jeff Lemire
Two brothers, Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba.


Liar liar, M. J. Arlidge.
In the dead of night, three raging fires light up the city skies. It's more than a tragic coincidence. For DI Helen Grace the flames announce the arrival of an evil she has never encountered before. For those who like it gruesome.
A shadowed evil : a Hawkenlye mystery, Alys Clare.
February, 1212. Sir Josse d'Acquin and Helewise are summoned to Southfire Hall, where Josse's elderly uncle, Hugh, lies dying, surrounded by his family. But the pair soon discover that Hugh's ill health is not the only cause of distress in the house.
That empty feeling, Peter Corris.
Legendary PI Cliff Hardy has reached an age when the obituaries have become part of his reading, and one triggers his memory of a case in the late 1980s. Back then Sydney was awash with colourful characters, and Cliff is reminded of a case involving Ten-Pound Pom Barry Bartlett and racing identity and investor Sir Keith Mountjoy.
The Dungeon House, Martin Edwards.
Twenty years ago, Malcolm Whiteley discovers his attractive wife Lysette is having an affair. The Whiteleys are wealthy, and live with their 16-year- old daughter Amber in the magnificent Dungeon House, overlooking Cumbria's remote western coast. But Malcolm is under financial and emotional pressure, and he begins to disintegrate psychologically, suspecting the men in their circle of being Lysette's lover.
A shameful murder, Cora Harrison.
1923 and the civil war in Ireland has left the country torn apart, Murder is investigated by Reverend Mother Aquinas.
The bitter season, Tami Hoag.
Return of the detectives Nikki Liska and Sam Kovac for a tale of double murder.
After she's gone, Lisa Jackson.
Cassie Kramer and her younger sister, Allie, learned the hazards of fame long ago. Together, they'd survived the horror of a crazed fan who nearly killed their mother, former Hollywood actress Jenna Hughes. Now her body double is missing.
Akin to murder, Alanna Knight.
The year is 1864 and Detective Inspector Faro's idyllic life has been shattered by the escape of convicted murderer John McLaw. With countless dead end sightings of the killer and further criminal activity Faro realizes that this case is far more complicated than he had first assumed.
Coffin Road, Peter May.
A man is washed up on a deserted beach on the Hebridean Isle of Harris, barely alive and borderline hypothermic. He has no idea who he is or how he got there. The only clue to his identity is a map tracing a track called the Coffin Road.
The thirteenth coffin, Nigel McCrery.
Stretching along the shelf, standing upright, were twelve wooden coffins. Nine were closed, and three open with little dolls standing inside them. It was supposed to be the most special day of her life until the unthinkable happened. Leslie Petersen is shot dead on her wedding day.
Rain dogs, Adrian McKinty.
It's just the same things over and again for Sean Duffy: riot duty, heartbreak, cases he can solve but never get to court. But what detective gets two locked-room mysteries in one career?
A summer with Kim Novak, Hakan Nesser
Fourteen-year old Erik and his friend Edmund spend their summer vacation in 1962 by a Swedish lake, daydreaming about Ewa, a young teacher who looks just like actress Kim Novak. When Ewa's fiance is found dead, Erik's brother is the prime suspect at first, but the actual killer is never found.
I am your judge, Nele Neuhaus
Police Detective Pia Kirchhoff is about to leave on her long-delayed honeymoon when she receives a phone call. An elderly woman has been shot and killed while walking her dog. A short while later another murder is committed and the modus operandi is eerily similar a woman is killed by a bullet that smashes through her kitchen window and in both cases the same weapon fired the shot.
The survivors : a Cal Henderson novel, Robert Palmer.
Successful psychologist Cal Henderson has a busy practice in Washington, DC, good friends, and big plans for the future. But he can't escape a terrible secret. When he was a boy, his mother murdered his father and two brothers and severely wounded Cal's best friend.
The treacherous net, Helene Tursten
IA hunt for a serial killer takes DI Irene Huss into the nasty world of anonymous online predators.
Scandalous behavior, Stuart Woods.
After a series of nonstop adventures, Stone Barrington is eager for some peace and quiet in a rustic British setting. But no sooner does he land in England than he's beset by an outrageous demand from a beautiful lady, and an offer he can't refuse.

New Zealand Fiction

The Hollywood School of Dressmaking, Lynley Dear.
It is 1929. When Hollywood hits town to make a movie with real movie stars and local star-struck hopefuls, real life turns out to be much more complicated than reel life. The innocent local seamstresses of The Hollywood School of Dressmaking gets involved.
The West Coast whitebait children. Book two : intimate secrets shared with a stranger, Duncan Dolby.
Books One and Two are part of a series. They are based on the intimate and vivid depiction of the lives and legends of characters, places and events from the South Island over the past sixty or so years, particularly on the West Coast.
Tree, Anne Chan Lai Ping Ho.
Tree begins with three brave women who journey from China to New Zealand in 1939. Based on a true story, it traces the women's history and follows it through to their descendants. In two parts, with different points of view, the book explores despair and mental illness as well as joy and renewal.


Playboy doc's mistletoe kiss, Tina Beckett.
Brunetti's secret son, Maya Blake.
The best man & the wedding planner, Teresa Carpenter.
The innocent's sinful craving, Sara Craven.
Triumph, Janet Dailey.
Caught in his gilded world, Lucy Ellis.
Bare feet, Sharon Gartner.
Her doctor's Christmas proposal, George Louisa.
Proposal at the Winter Ball, Jessica Gilmore.
His christmas bride-to-be, Abigail Gordon.
A Mummy to make christmas, Susanne Hampton.
Secret sisters, Jayne Ann Krentz.
From christmas to forever?, Marion Lennox.
Lone star holiday proposal, Yvonne Lindsay.
Bodyguard to bridegroom?, Nikki Logan.
The price of his redemption, Carol Marinelli.
Ravensdale's defiant captive, Melanie Milburne.
Christmas kisses with her boss, Nina Milne.
Cartel, Lili St. Germain.
Talos claims his virgin, Michelle Smart.
Back in the Brazilian's bed, Susan Stephens.
Miracle under the mistletoe, Jennifer Taylor.
Destined for the desert king, Kate Walker.
Taking the boss to bed, Joss Wood.

Saga & Historical

The Canary Girls, Rosie Archer.
In love and war, who can you trust? 1944, Hampshire. Her face still bearing the scars from the explosion at the factory, Rita Brown is nonetheless back on her feet. She's caught the eye of local wide boy Blackie Bristow, who's sweeping her around the country in a life of shady glamour.
Tears of the cheetah, T.M. Clark.
Makenzie came to South Africa to escape the trauma of her past and build herself a bright new future: love is the last thing on her mind. But she's finding in increasingly hard to ignore her feelings for the strong-minded Cole, who runs the game reserve for cheetahs just outside her town.
Ruby Flynn, Nadine Dorries.
Ruby Flynn, set in Ireland and Liverpool, is the enthralling story of one family, haunted by ancient wrongs. The FitzDeanes are wealthy. They have Ballyford Castle in Ireland and a growing shipping business in Liverpool.
Keep the home fires burning : war at home, 1915, Cynthia Harrod-Eagles.
The year is 1915, and the war is raging on. The war was not 'over by Christmas' after all and as 1915 begins, the Hunters begin to settle into wartime life.
Hallam Square, Anna Jacobs.
In 1858 Annie Hallam has at last found complete happiness. She has three healthy babies and adores her husband Frederick. After years of struggling to make a living in the small Lancashire town of Bilsden, Annie knows she deserves to sit back and enjoy her life after all, she's not yet forty, and still in her prime. But worries at first faint clouds on the horizon are imminent.
High Street, Anna Jacobs.
In 1845 Annie Gibson can finally leave Salem Street. Her dreams of being able to open an elegant dressmaking salon in the High Street of Bilsden, a Lancashire mill town, have come true. And she is going to take her father and his second family with her, away from poverty, away from the Rows.
Spinners Lake, Anna Jacobs.
It is 1860 in Bilsden, the Lancashire mill town, and Frederick Hallam is dying. But first he makes secret plans to smooth the future path for his beloved wife
The violinist of Venice : a story of Vivaldi, Alyssa Palombo.
Like most 18th century Venetians, Adriana d'Amato adores music, but her strict merchant father has forbidden her to cultivate her gift for the violin. She refuses to let that stop her from living her dreams and begins sneaking out of her family's palazzo under the cover of night to take violin lessons from virtuoso violinist and composer Antonio Vivaldi.
Girl waits with gun, Amy Stewart.
Based on the true story of one of America's first female deputy sheriffs.

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Made to kill, Adam Christopher.
Private investigator, hit man, and the world's last robot Raymond Electromatic is hired by a familiar-looking woman to search for a missing movie star in a glittering world of fame, fortune, and secrecy with ties to a sinister plot.
Air and darkness, David Drake.
4th in the Books of the Elements series.
Our lady of the streets, Tom Pollock.
Ever since Beth Bradley found her way into a hidden London, the presence of its ruthless goddess, Mater Viae, has lurked in the background. Now Mater Viae has returned with deadly consequences.
The glass republic, Tom Pollock.
Pen's life is all about secrets: the secret of the city's spirits, deities and monsters her best friend Beth discovered, living just beyond the notice of modern Londoners.
Limit. Part one, Frank Schatzing
In 2025, entrepreneur Julian Orley opens the first-ever hotel on the moon. But Orley Enterprises deals in more than space tourism--it also operates the world's only space elevator, which in addition to allowing the very wealthy to play tennis on the lunar surface connects Earth with the moon.
The ultimatum : a Jeremy Fisk novel, Dick Wolf.
When a hacker named Merritt Verlyn releases sensitive documents from the NYPD Intelligence Division to WikiLeaks, some of the deadliest criminals have access to Detective Jeremy Fisk's unlisted home address.