New Titles Fiction May 2016 (arrived in April 2016)


The 14th colony, Steve Berry.
What happens if both the president and vice-president-elect die before taking the oath of office?
The God's Eye view, Barry Eisler.
NSA director Theodore Anders has a simple goal: collect every phone call, email, and keystroke tapped on the Internet. He knows unlimited surveillance is the only way to keep America safe.
The other side of silence, Philip Kerr.
It is 1956 on the French Riviera. A world-weary Bernie Gunther is working as concierge at the Grand Hotel, St Jean Cap Ferrat, living under a false
No free man, Graham Potts.
Russian contract killer hunted by American spies, Aussie agents and the Russian criminal syndicate all together in this action thriller.
Altar of blood, Anthony Riches.
The Tungrians have no sooner returned to Rome than they find themselves tasked with a very different mission to their desperate exploits in Parthia. The latesat in his historical series, "Empire."

American Fiction

Alice & Oliver, Charles Bock.
Tale of a young family's journey through a medical crisis.
American housewife : stories, Helen Ellis.
Meet the women of American Housewife. They smoke their eyes and paint their lips. They channel Beyonce while doing household chores. They drown their sorrows with Chanel No. 5 and host book clubs where chardonnay trumps Charles Dickens.
Back to Moscow, Guillermo Erades.
Interesting debut about an American doctoral student in Moscow who finds it hard to stick to his thesis on the heroines of the Russian classics.
The total package, Stephanie Evanovich.
The author of "Big Girl Panties" is back with a romantic comedy about a sportsman and a media analyst.
Eleanor, Jason Gurley
1962, Anchor Bend, Oregon. The sea calls to Eleanor. Like the turn of the waves it beckons her from the heart of the town she's always known, from her husband Hob and their young daughter, Agnes, to the unfathomable depths of the ocean. 1985 Agnes's daughter Eleanor is six years old. She shares her name with the grandmother she never knew and everything else with her identical twin, Esmerelda.
Brush of wings, Karen Kingsbury.
Despite needing a heart transplant and against the advice of her doctor, Mary Catherine moves to Uganda to work at a new orphanage. Faith based
The atonement, Beverly Lewis.
Lucy Flaud has given up hope of marriage because of mistakes from her past. She seeks to redeem the guilt she feels by volunteering her time in Lancaster County.
Our town, Kevin Jack McEnroe.
First novel from the son of John McEnroe and Tatum O'Neal is an insider's view of the celebrity world and Hollywood.
Burning down the house, Jane Mendelsohn.
Describes the lives of two orphan girls, one from the Caucasus who is sold into the sex trade, the other who is adopted into the wealthy Zane family of New York, whose unwitting involvement in the world of international crime precipitates their downfall.
Two if by sea, Jacquelyn Mitchard.
A strong tale of courage and devotion where a family perishes in Brisbane tsunami and a child is rescued by an American expat.
Sweetgirl, Travis Mulhauser.
Already touted as one of the significant books of the year. The story of a teeage girl who struggles through a blizzard. Comparisons have been made to the book and film, "Winter's bone."
The charm bracelet, Viola Shipman.
Through an heirloom charm bracelet three women will rediscover the importance of family, love, faith, friends, fun and a passion for living as the magic of each charm changes their lives.
The show, Filip Syta.
Think of the greatest tech company in the world. Imagine getting a job there. Picture the perks: free gourmet food, free booze, a gym, a swimming pool, and a holiday bonus every month. Brilliant coworkers. No dress code. Great parties. More money. Everyone's admiration. Maybe.
The night that changed everything, Laura Tait and Jimmy Rice.
Rebecca is the only girl she knows who didn't cry at the end of Titanic. Ben is the only man he knows who did. Romantic
Our young man, Edmund White.
Echoes of Dorian Gray in this tale of handsome Frenchman who becomes a top model in New York and the darling of Fire Island.

Australian fiction

The beekeeper's secret, Josephine Moon.
Maria knew about guilt. It was a stubborn, pervasive and toxic emotion, and incredibly difficult to shake. Especially if really, deep down, you didn't think you deserved to let it go. Maria spends her days tending to the bees of Honeybee Haven and creating artisan honey products to fund children in need.
Where the trees were, Inga Simpson.
Five young people forge a bond in childhood and attempt to protect a forest grave.

British Fiction

The woman who ran, Sam Baker.
An interesting homage to "The tenant of Wildfell Hall" in which a photographer seeks sanctuary in a dilapidated house on the moors.
The mother, Yvvette Edwards.
Second novel by the author of the well praised debut ":A cupboard full of coats." Story told from the viewpoint of a mother attending the trial of a boy accused of stabbing her son to death.
The sunlight pilgrims, Jenni Fagan.
Set in a Scottish caravan park during a freak winter where the community living through it have some amongst them who start thinking this might be the end times.
Jane Steele : a confession, Lyndsay Faye.
Reimagining of Jane Eyre as a gutsy and heroic serial killer!
Nice work (if you can get it), Celia Imrie.
Light comedy set on the French Riviera by the well known actress.
Yuki Chan in Bronte country, Mick Jackson.
Yukiko tragically lost her mother ten years ago. After visiting her sister in London, she goes on the run, and heads for Haworth, West Yorkshire, the last place her mother visited before her death.
The living, Anjali Joseph.
Two lives - a solo mother working in one of Britain's last surviving shoe factories and an older man in an Indian town feature in this intriguing novel. The author was born in Mumbai and educated in Britain.
The witches of Cambridge, Menna van Praag.
A select group in Cambridge who meet, mostly to discuss books, begins to fall apart when one of the group starts casting spells to attract a
Another love, Amanda Prowse.
In the early years of their love affair, Romilly was happy. She had worked hard for her stunning, modern house in one of Bristol's most fashionable suburbs. Everything goes well until the pleasures of wine escalate.
Now & again, Charlotte Rogan.
Echoes of "Erin Brockovich" in this tale of a woman who works at a munitions plant where she discovers a high level coverup.
The Villa Rouge, Maggie Ross.
Morgan Perincall's marriage is already disintegrating when her husband volunteers for service in France. Dazed by his desertion, she sends their children west to safety, and leaves London for the dubious sanctuary of her childhood home, the Villa Rouge.
All their minds in tandem, David Sanger.
British author's intriguing novel set in 1879 America where a Virginian town is visited by "The Maker" who enters the minds of the residents. Strange and gripping tale.
The summer before the war, Helen Simonson.
If you liked the delightful "Major Pettigrew's last stand" you will like this one.

Fiction from the rest of the World

Paris is always a good idea, Nicolas Barreau.
Rosalie Laurent is a graphic artist and proud owner of a little postcard shop in Saint-Germain. Her specialty is producing 'wishing cards', and every birthday Rosalie sends a card inscribed with her heart's desire fluttering down from the Eiffel Tower but none of her wishes have ever been fulfilled. Until now.
The bridge over the River Kwai, Pierre Boulle
Reprint of the gripping war novel that became a classic film.
The association of small bombs, Karan Mahajan.
Two Delhi schoolboys are blown up by a bomb. Their friend survives and leaves for America where his values and allegiances are sorely
That devil's madness, Dominique Wilson.
In 1896 Louis and his father, seduced by the allure of North Africa, travel to Algeria in search of a better life. There, Louis befriends Imez, a Berber boy, and the two become firm friends. They grow and prosper, and become like brothers.

Graphic novel

100 bullets. Book five, Brian Azzarello
Jessica Jones : Alias. [Vol. 3], Brian Michael Bendis .
Bacchus. Volume one of two, Eddie Campbell.
The Odyssey of Sergeant Jack Brennan, Bryan Doerries.
Comics dementia : a love and rockets book, Gilbert Hernandez.
Love and rockets : new stories. No. 8, The Hernandez Brothers.
John Constantine, Hellblazer. [12], How to play with fire, Paul Jenkins, Garth Ennis
Requiem of the rose king. 3, Aya Kanno
Inuyashiki. 3, Hiroya Oku
Prophecy. 01, Tetsuya Tsutsui
Prophecy. 02, Tetsuya Tsutsui
Paper girls. 1, Brian K. Vaughan
In the early hours after Halloween on 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and supernatural mysteries collide in this series about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood.


At the edge of the orchard, Tracy Chevalier.
Couple settle in 1830s Ohio with their five children and plant seedlings provided by John Appleseed.
The war bride, Pamela Hart.
January, 1920. Young Englishwoman Margaret Dalton is full of excitement as she arrives in Sydney to begin a new life in the warm, golden land of Australia. She leaves behind the horrors of WWI and can't wait to see her husband, Frank, after two years of separation.
Hunting the eagles, Ben Kane.
Second in the "Ragles of Rome" series.
Mrs. Houdini, Victoria Kelly.
First novel that recreates the passionate marriage of Harry and Bess Houdini.
The painter's daughter, Julie Klassen.
1815. Sophie Dupont assists her father in his studio, keeping her own artwork out of sight. Along the north Devon coast, popular with artists and poets, she meets Wesley Overtree, the first man to tell her she's beautiful. Captain Stephen Overtree, home on leave, is sent to find Wesley.
The English girl, Katherine Webb.
Archaeologist visits Arabia with her fiance and longs to explore the desert.. She meets an enigmatic woman and becomes involved in a world of secrets, lies and treachery.
Before the war, Fay Weldon.
Consider Vivien in November 1922. She is twenty four, and a spinster. She wears fashionably droopy clothes, but she is plain and worse intelligent. At nearly six foot tall, she is known unkindly by her family as 'the giantess'. Fortunately, Vivien is rich, so she can travel to London and bribe a charismatic London publisher to marry her.


The heart tastes bitter, Victor del Arbol
Translated from the Spanish. Set in Madrid and dsecribed as a blend of Carlos Ruiz Zafon and Stieg Larsson.
Papercuts, Colin Bateman.
Set in the world of newspaper publishing.
Thin ice, Quentin Bates.
When two small-time crooks rob Reykjavik's premier drugs dealer, hoping for a quick escape to the sun, their plans start to unravel after their getaway driver fails to show. Tensions mount between the pair and the two women they have grabbed as hostages.
A fine line, Gianrico Carofiglio
Latest in the Guido Guerriri series focuses on organisede crime in Italy.
As time goes by, Mary Higgins Clark.
Television journalist Delaney Wright is on the brink of stardom after she begins covering a sensational murder trial for the six p.m. news.
Fool me once, Harlan Coben.
Former special ops pilot Maya, home from the war, sees an unthinkable image captured by her nanny cam while she is at work: her two-year-old daughter playing with Maya's husband, Joe who had been brutally murdered two weeks earlier.
A time of torment, John Connolly.
Jerome Burnel was once a hero. He intervened to prevent multiple killings and in doing so damned himself. His life was torn apart. He was imprisoned, brutalized. But in his final days, with the hunters circling, he tells his story to private detective Charlie Parker.
Gone astray, Michelle Davies.
An ordinary couple win the lottery and move into a Buckinghamshire estate and then heir daughter disappears.
The protector, S.J. Deas.
Autumn,1646. The First Civil War is over, and England licks its wounds. But the killing is not yet done. William Falkland, former favourite of King Charles turned reluctant investigator for Oliver Cromwell.
Bryant & May : strange tide, Christopher Fowler.
The river Thames is London's most important yet neglected artery. When a young woman is found chained to a post in the tide, no-one can understand how she came to be drowned there. At the Peculiar Crimes Unit, Arthur Bryant and John May find themselves dealing with an impossible crime committed in a very public place. One of their best.
Shaker, Scott Frank.
Roy Cooper is the stoic "errand runner" for various New York criminals. He arrives in Los Angeles to shoot a man named Martin Shine a week after a powerful earthquake has knocked out cell service, buckled the freeways, and thrown L.A. into chaos.
Shot through the heart, Isabelle Grey.
Who can you turn to, if not the police? Essex, Christmas Day. As the residents of a small town enjoy their mince pies, shots ring out in the street. Five people are gunned down before the lone shooter turns his weapon on himself. Grace Fisher, now Detective Inspector, is tasked with solving the crime.
Missing pieces, Heather Gudenkauf.
Woman whose husband lost his mother some years back realises there are very shady secrets in the family.
The vanished, Lotte and Soren Hammer
Third in the Danish -set series featuring Konrad Simonsen.
Maestra, L.S. Hilton.
First novel that features a woman working at a top London auction house where a conspiracy leads to danger in this fast lane world.
The murder of Mary Russell, Laurie R. King.
Mary Russell is used to dark secrets her own, and those of her famous partner and husband, Sherlock Holmes.
The waters of eternal youth, Donna Leon.
Brunetti is investigating a cold case by request of the grand Contessa Lando-Continui, a friend of Brunetti's mother-in-law.
An isolated incident, Emily Maguire.
When beautiful 25-year-old Bella Michaels is brutally murdered in the small New South Wales town of Strathdee, the community is stunned and a full investigation gets underway as a media storm descends.
The trap, Melanie Raabe
Pyschological thriller, translated from the German, in the "Gone girl/Girl on the train" vein about a novelist planning to catch the man she believes murdered
Blood reckoning, Danielle Ramsay.
In the 1970s, a terrifying serial killer stalked the streets of Tynemouth. The press called him the Joker. The crimes stopped - but the man was never caught. And now he's back.
Most wanted, Lisa Scottoline.
When a woman and her husband, desperate for a baby, find themselves unable to conceive, they decide to take further steps. Since it is the husband who is infertile, the heroine decides to use a donor. And all seems to be well. Three months pass and she is happily pregnant. But a shocking revelation occurs when she discovers that a man arrested for a series of brutal murders is her donor.
Try not to breathe, Holly Seddon.
Debut suspense tale about a reporter who becomes obsessed with the case of a woman in a coma after an accident.
Panther's prey, Lachlan Smith.
Taking a job as a public defender in San Francisco, Leo Maxwell successfully defends a homeless man, only to be wrongly implicated in the brutal murder of his co-counsel, a crime that their former client confesses to committing.
The ashes of London, Andrew Taylor.
First in a new series set at the time of the Great Fire of London.
Promises of blood, David Thorne.
A lawyer is on a case where he must execute the will of a millionaire who has left his fortune to ten people chosen randomly from the phone
Journey to Munich, Jacqueline Winspear.
The 12th novel in the entertaining Maisie Dobbs series.
Family jewels, Stuart Woods.
A new case for Stone Barrington.

New Zealand Fiction

Love as a stranger, Owen Marshall.
Temporarily in Auckland while her husband is undergoing treatment, Sarah enjoys a walk in the coolness of the Symonds Street Cemetery. As she pauses at the grave of Emily Keeling, murdered in 1886 by a rejected suitor, a stranger named Hartley strikes up a conversation. Before long he arranges to meet Sarah for coffee. So their friendship begins, and soon blossoms into an affair.
Under Italian skies, Nicky Pellegrino.
Stella has life under control - and that's the way she likes it. For twenty-five years, she's been trusted assistant to a legendary fashion designer, but after her boss dies suddenly, she's left with nothing to do apart from clear the studio. It seems as though the life she wanted has vanished. She is lost - until one day she finds a house swap website and sees a beautiful old villa in a southern Italian village.


One with you, Sylvia Day.
Standing strong, Fiona McCallum.
Cherry season, Trish Morey.
Chasing destiny, Nora Roberts.
Chasing passion, Nora Roberts.
New beginnings, Nora Roberts.

Saga & Historical

When the lights go down, Pamela Evans.
It is 1938 and the threat of war looms on the streets of London. But, when the lights go down in the cinema aisles, usherette Daisy Blake is transported to a world of glamour and romance.
Indigo storm, Fleur McDonald.
When Ashleigh decides to flee her controlling husband, Dominic, she knows he'll hunt her down. The only way to escape is to disappear and reinvent herself. Changing her name to Eliza and driving by night, she is drawn to the tiny rural town of Blinman.
Titans, Leila Meacham.
Texas in the early 1900s, its inhabitants still traveling by horseback and barely familiar with the telephone, was on the cusp of an oil boom that, unbeknownst to its residents, would spark a period of dramatic changes and economic growth.

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror

The cold between, Elizabeth Bonesteel.
Debut novel featuring adventure, romance and interplanetary intrigue. First in a military science fiction series in the Lois McMaster Bujold
Fellside, M. R. Carey.
Fantasy thriller from the author of "The girl with all the gifts." Story of a woman who commits a murder but can't remember it and in jail is visited by the ghost of the boy she killed.
Tracker : a Foreigner novel, C.J. Cherryh.
With the Assassins' Guild functioning again after a year of upheaval and rebellion, Bren Cameron takes a position on the court to champion a trade agreement, but tranquility in the atevi world is transient.
The map of bones, Francesca Haig.
Second in the Fire sermon series set in a world of elite Alphas and their weaker Omega twins.
The stealers' war, Stephen Hunt.
Third in the "Far-Called trilogy" series.
The oncoming storm, Christopher G. Nuttall.
In the year 2420, war looms between the galaxy's two most powerful empires: the tyrannical Theocracy and the protectionist
The beast, J.R. Ward.
Rhage and Mary return in this novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.