New Titles Fiction September 2017 (arrived in August 2017)


To kill the president, Sam Bourne
The unthinkable has happened. The United States has elected a volatile demagogue as president, backed by his ruthless chief strategist, Crawford `Mac' McNamara.
The list, Michael Brissenden
Sidney Allen is a Fed. Part of the Australian Federal Police's K block, a unit doing whatever it takes in order to stop terrorist attacks on home soil.
The spy's daughter, Adam Brookes
Third in the Philip Mangan series.
The true soldier, Paul Fraser Collard
April, 1861. Jack Lark arrives in Boston as civil war storms across America. 6th in this series.
Off reservation, Bram Connolly
Disgraced and discarded, Australian Special Forces Captain Matt Rix is no stranger to having the deck stacked against him; and just when it seemed things couldn't get any worse he is given an ultimatum that brings the heavens crashing down around him.
The switch, Joseph Finder
Michael Tanner is on his way home from a business trip when he accidentally picks up the wrong MacBook in an airport security line. Home in Boston, he discovers that the owner is a US senator and that the laptop contains top secret files.
The killing grounds, Jack Ford
Ex-US Navy-turned-investigator Thomas J. Cooper is tortured by the past. A deadly fight with Somali pirates and a tragic accident at sea have left him struggling with PTSD and an addiction to prescription drugs. When he and his colleague Maddie return to the Democratic Republic of Congo to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a plane, what they find is far more sinister and dangerous.
Reconciliation for the dead, Paul E. Hardisty
Man returns to South Africa to seek absolution from his past in this action thriller with serious intent.
Slow horses, Mick Herron
Slough House is a dumping ground for members of the intelligence service who've screwed up: left a service file on a train, say, blown a surveillance, or become drunkenly unreliable. They're the service's poor relations the slow horses and most bitter among them is River Cartwright.
The twentieth man, Tony Jones
He was the only one left alive; now it was his turn to die. In September 1972 journalist Anna Rosen takes an early morning phone call from her boss at the ABC telling her about two bombings in Sydney's busy CBD.
Defectors, Joseph Kanon
Some secrets should never be told. Moscow, 1961: With the launch of Sputnik, the Soviet Union's international prestige is at an all-time high. And the most notorious of the defectors to the Soviet Union, former CIA agent Frank Weeks, is about to publish his memoirs.
Fly by wire, Ward Larsen
Falling like a stone from six miles up, a brand new C-500 crashes in central France, killing two pilots aboard. With over one hundred C-500s in service around the world, interest is keen to get to the bottom of the mystery.
Tom Clancy's Point of contact, Mike Maden
Jack Ryan, Jr., learns that sometimes the deadliest secret may be standing right next to you.
The Alice network, Kate Quinn
It's 1947 and American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a fervent belief that her beloved French cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive somewhere.
The prometheus man, Scott Reardon
A man with no identity...hunting a man without limits. When a pile of bodies is found in Paris, CIA Agent Tom Blake hustles his way onto a major case: tracking a man with enhanced abilities, the test subject of a secret government programme.
China strike : an ICE thriller, Matt Rees
Confronted with the mystery of thousands of simultaneous car crashes worldwide, ICE Special Agent Dominic Verrazzano must race against time to identify the cybercriminal responsible when Verrazzano determines that a much larger terrorist attack is imminent.
Warlord, Chris Ryan
Fifth title in the Danny Black series.
After life, Marcus Sakey
FBI agent Will Brody remembers the explosion, then waking without a scratch. Welcome to the afterlife. But the line between life and death is narrower than we suspect, and all that matters to Will is getting back to Claire.
A song in the morning, Gerald Seymour
Jeez Curwen, a British undercover agent in South Africa reporting on the African National Congress, has received the death penalty for his part in a job in which he should never have been involved.
Playing Lady Gaga, being Nan Pau, Steve Tolbert
When Burmese schoolgirl Mya Paw Wah commits a crime during a political protest in Yangon, she flees the city to avoid the fate of her father and brother one a political prisoner, the other killed in the police action against the protest.
The boy who saw, Simon Toyne
Only one boy can see the darkness. Only one man can save him from it. 'Finishing what was begun' These are the words written in blood beside the body of an elderly tailor who has been tortured and murdered in the ancient town of Cordes. He leaves behind a cryptic message for his granddaughter and her son, Leo one that puts them in immediate danger.
Eureka run, Bruce Venables
London 1852- Following a disastrous duel, John Farrington has lost everything his army commission, his reputation, and the love of his life. When he becomes the target of a powerful, vengeful family he is forced to run, boarding a ship bound for Australia.
Pendragon : a novel of the Dark Age, James Wilde
.From the author of the Hereward series comes a new series built around the legend of King Arthur.

American Fiction

The accomplished guest : stories, Ann Beattie
Set along the East Coast from Maine to Key West, this collection of stories explores unconventional friendships, frustrated loves, mortality, and aging.
Sycamore, Bryn Chancellor
On a scorching afternoon in Sycamore, Arizona, a hiker stumbles across what appear to be human remains embedded in the wall of a dry desert ravine. Longtime residents fear the bones may belong to Jess Winters, the teenage girl who disappeared suddenly some eighteen years earlier.
The theoretical foot, M. F. K. Fisher
Undiscovered novel by the iconic writer that shows she's not just a brilliant food writer.
Less, Andrew Sean Greer
Receiving an invitation to his ex-boyfriend's wedding, Arthur, a failed novelist on the eve of his fiftieth birthday, embarks on an international journey that finds him falling in love, risking his life, reinventing himself, and making connections with the past.
Spoonbenders, Daryl Gregory
A generations-spanning family of psychics both blessed and burdened by their abilities must use their powers to save themselves from the CIA, the local mafia, and a skeptic hell-bent on discrediting them in this hilarious, tender, magical novel about the invisible forces that bind us.
The party : one invitation, a lifetime of regrets, Robyn Harding
Sweet sixteen. It's a coming of age, a milestone, a rite of passage. Of course Jeff and Kim Sanders would throw a party for their daughter, Hannah. She was a good kid with good grades and nice friends. And it wasn't a big, indulgent affair. It was just four girls coming over for pizza and cake, movies and a sleepover. What could possibly go wrong?
Castle of water, Dane Huckelbridge
Two very different people, one very small island. For Sophie Ducel, her honeymoon in French Polynesia was intended as a celebration of life. The proud owner of a thriving Parisian architecture firm, co-founded with her brilliant new husband, Sophie had much to look forward to including a visit to the island home of her favorite singer, Jacques Brel.
Broken River, J. Robert Lennon
Following a string of affairs, Karl and Eleanor are giving their marriage one last shot by moving with their twelve-year old daughter Irina from Brooklyn to a newly renovated, apparently charming old house outside the upstate New York town of Broken River.
Her mother's secret, Natasha Lester
1918, England. Armistice Day should bring peace into Leonora's life. Rather than secretly making cosmetics in her father's chemist shop to sell to army nurses such as Joan, her adventurous Australian friend, Leo hopes to now display her wares openly. Instead.
Touch, Courtney Maum
A satirical novel about a New York City trend forecaster who finds herself wanting to overturn her own predictions, move away from technology, and reclaim her heart.
Gather the daughters, Jennie Melamed
On a small isolated island, there's a community that lives by its own rules. Boys grow up knowing they will one day reign inside and outside the home, while girls know they will be married and pregnant within moments of hitting womanhood.
Do not become alarmed, Maile Meloy
When Liv and Nora decide to take their husbands and children on a holiday cruise, everyone is thrilled. The ship's comforts and possibilities seem infinite. But when they all go ashore in beautiful Central America, a series of minor mishaps lead the families further from the ship's safety.
Beach house for rent, Mary Alice Monroe
When Cara Rutledge rents out her quaint beach house on Isle of Palms to Heather Wyatt for the entire summer, it's a win-win by any standard.
The Supremes sing the happy heartache blues, Edward Kelsey Moore
Follow-up to the bestseller, "The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat."
We shall not all sleep : a novel, Estep Nagy
1964 and two families share a small Maine island but things change and suspicion and rebellion teat them apart.
Why they run the way they do : stories, Susan Perabo
Intriguing short stories celebrating the everyday truths of people facing unusual or challenging situations & often of their own making.
Mrs. Fletcher, Tom Perrotta
Eve Fletcher is trying to figure out what comes next. A forty-six-year-old divorcee whose beloved only child has just left for college, Eve is struggling to adjust to her empty nest when one night her phone lights up with a text message. Sent from an anonymous number, the mysterious sender tells Eve, "U R my MILF!"
Mother Land, Paul Theroux
To those in her Cape Cod town, Mother is an exemplar of piety, frugality, and hard work. To her husband and seven children, she is the selfish, petty tyrant of Mother Land. Not a mother you would miss!
Everybody's son, Thrity Umrigar
During a terrible heat wave in 1991 the worst in a decade ten-year-old Anton has been locked in an apartment in the projects, alone, for seven days, without air conditioning or a fan. With no electricity, the refrigerator and lights do not work. Hot, hungry, and desperate, Anton shatters a window and climbs out

Australian fiction

Hello, goodbye, Emily Brewin
1968 and a teenage country girl finds out she is pregnant by her boyfriend who is awaiting draft orders.
Leaving Ocean Road, Esther Campion
Twenty years ago, Ellen O'Shea left her beloved Ireland to make a new life in Australia. Now a popular local in a small coastal town, but struggling to cope with the death of her much-loved Greek husband, Nick, Ellen finds her world turned upside down when an unexpected visitor lands on her doorstep.
The inaugural meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club, Sophie Green
If you liked "The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society, try this likeable tale of a book club in the Northern Territory in the 1970s.
Taboo, Kim Scott
A group of Noongar people revisit a taboo place where descendants were massacred in this tale of survival and renewal and, ultimately, hope.
On the Java Ridge, Jock Serong
A group of Aussie surf tourists, a storm coming and asylum seekers in distress.
The beautiful miscellaneous, Dominic Smith
Possessing a superior intellect that is nevertheless overshadowed by his physicist father's genius, Nathan Nelson fails to fulfill his father's definition of a child prodigy until a head injury enables him to manifest a photographic memory, with unexpected results.

British Fiction

Good husband material, Trisha Ashley
James is everything Tish has ever wanted in a husband even her mother approves of him. She's convinced that James has 'Good Husband Material' stamped through him like a stick of Blackpool Rock. He's handsome, dependable, and will make an excellent father unlike Fergal, Tish's first love.
Ready to catch him should he fall, Neil Bartlett
It is 3am in The City, and in a dark corner of The Bar, two lovers collide in the beginnings of a passionate and violent affair. Boy: nineteen, beautiful, ready for anyone to take him home, and 'O': the Older Man, cynical, unpredictable, and at the mercy of his personal demons.
Living the dream, Lauren Berry
Sharp satire on British life with two women trying to take risks and not selling out.
A perfect husband, Hilary Boyd
Lily and Freddy have a wonderful relationship: passionate and fun. Freddy taught her to love again after the death of her father. But then Freddy becomes tense, snappy and distracted. Is he having an affair? The truth turns out to be much worse. Freddy is addicted to gambling.
Together, Julie Cohen
An epic love story told backwards over eighty years with an elderly man leaving a letter for his beloved wife. It goews back to 1962 and their story involving a terrible secret.
All that she can see, Carrie Hope Fletcher
Author of this novel is an actress and singer and this tale combines romance, magic and food. If you like Cecilia Ahern, give it a go.
The last laugh, Lynn Freed
Three women in their sixties go off to live in Greece for a year, only to have their children, grandchildren, and past lovers invade what was supposed to be a relaxing getaway.
The Thousand Lights Hotel, Emylia Hall
When Kit loses her mother in tragic circumstances, she feels drawn to finally connect with the father she has never met. That search brings her to the Thousand Lights Hotel, the perfect holiday escape perched upon a cliff on the island of Elba.
The first day, Phil Harrison
In Northern Ireland an intense affair between a pastor and a young woman is recalled later by a grown man living in New York and haunted by his past.
Summer at the Garden Café, Felicity Hayes-McCoy
The Garden Cafe, in the town of Lissbeg on Ireland's Finfarran Peninsula, is a place where plans are formed and secrets shared.
The Cornish hotel by the sea, Karen King
Ellie Truman's widowed mum is struggling to keep Gwel Teg, the family hotel in Cornwall, afloat. Ellie is determined to do everything in her power to help her, even if that means moving back to the sleepy Cornish village she fled from broken-hearted a few years ago.
The answers, Catherine Lacey
Clever and often funny novel about a young woman who goes on an experimental programme set up by a Hollywood actor.
Best laid plans, Kathy Lette
When it comes to sex, even the best laid plans come unstuck in the stickiest way possible. As a crossword-addicted English teacher, Lucy never expected to be arrested for kerb-crawling. Zany comedy.
The other half of happiness, Ayisha Malik
Sofia Khan is just married. But no-one told her life was going to be this way. Her living situation is in dire straits, her husband Conall is distant, and his annoyingly attractive colleague is ringing all sorts of alarm bells. When her mother forces them into a belated wedding ceremony (elopement: you can run, but you can't hide. Intriguing novel by English Muslim writer.
The summer of Serendipity, Ali McNamara
One summer, property seeker, Serendipity Parker finds herself on the beautiful west coast of Ireland, hunting for a home for a wealthy Irish client. But when she finds the perfect house in the small town of Ballykiltara, there's a problem; nobody seems to know who owns it.
The upstairs room, Kate Murray-Browne
Young family stretch to the limit to buy a townhouse in East London and come to regret it. Impressive first novel.
No good deed, John Niven
What do you do when the homeless man on the street you've just given money to thanks you by name and turns out to be one of your 'closest' friends, one you haven't seen for over twenty years? Take him for a hot meal and see him on his way? Give him a lot more money than you usually would? Or take him in and try to get him back on his feet?
The lightkeeper's daughter, Jean E. Pendziwol
A woman with failing sight hires a teenage girl to read the recently discovered journals kept by her mother and finds moresecrets than she had expected.
The art of hiding, Amanda Prowse
Nina McCarrick has it all: a loving husband, two beautiful boys, a well-appointed home and more time than she knows what to do with. Life is perfect. Until her husband, Finn, is killed in a car accident and everything Nina thought she could rely on unravels.
Red sky at noon, Simon Sebag Montefiore
Imprisoned in the Gulags for a crime he did not commit, Benya Golden joins a penal battalion made up of Cossacks and convicts to fight the Nazis. He enrols in the Russian cavalry, and on a hot summer day in July 1942, he and his band of brothers are sent on a desperate mission behind enemy lines.
Midnight Girls, Lulu Taylor
From the prestigious dormitories of Westfield, and Oxford's austere college halls, to the irresistible socialite scene of present-day London, everywhere Allegra McCorquodale goes, scandal follows her.
Mothers, Cath Weeks
Until now, Steffie has been proud of the decisions she's made as a mother even when she battled with her husband's infidelity and resolved to raise their daughter alone. But despite every obstacle life has thrown at Steffie, she's convinced herself that Jemima has thrived, and that it's their relationship that has carried them through.
The faithful, Juliet West
July 1935. In the village of Aldwick on the Sussex coast, sixteen-year-old Hazel faces a long, dull summer with just her self-centred mother Francine for company. But then Francine decamps to London with her lover Charles, Oswald Mosley's blackshirts arrive in Aldwick, and Hazel's summer suddenly becomes more interesting.


Borderline, Mishell Baker
Arcadia Project: a secret organization that polices the traffic to and from a parallel reality filled with creatures straight out of myth and fairy tales.
Messenger's legacy, Peter V. Brett
Humanity has been brought to the brink of extinction. Each night, the world is overrun by demons. Bloodthirsty creatures of nightmare that have been hunting the surface for over 300 years. A scant few hamlets and half-starved city-states are all that remain of a once proud civilization.
Minecraft : the island, Max Brooks
An official tie-in to the globally popular video game traces the story of a new hero stranded in the world of Minecraft who must survive a harsh environment while unraveling the secrets of a mysterious island.
The sweetest burn, Jeaniene Frost
Second in the "Broken destiny" series.
Beseiged : stories from the iron druid chronicles, Kevin Hearne
Latest title in the Iron Druid chronicles.
The management style of the Supreme Beings, Tom Holt
When the Supreme Being and his son decide that being supreme isn't for them any more, it's inevitable that things get a bit of a shake-up.
The fatal gate, Ian Irvine
Second in the "Gates of good and evil" series.
The shadow of what was lost, James Islington
Second in the Licanius trilogy.
Infernal machines, John Hornor Jacobs
Third title in the Incorruptibles series.
The kill society, Richard Kadrey
Sandman Slim has reached the far edge of Tenebrae: the desolate home of the lost dead. Alone and with no clue how to get back home, he collides with a caravan of the damned, led by the ruthless Magistrate.
First watch, Dale Lucas
Second in the "Gates of good and evil" series for lovers of action fantasy.
Blackwing, Ed McDonald
Gritty epic fantasy about a raven tattoo which is torn from an arm to deliver a message.
Down among the sticks and bones, Seanan McGuire
Second in the Wayward Children series.
Strange practice : a Dr. Greta Helsing novel, Vivian Shaw
First in a contemporary fantasy series introducing Greta Helsing, doctor to London's supernatural community.
Corpse light, Angela Slatter
Life in Brisbane is never simple for those who walk between the worlds. Verity's all about protecting her city, but right now that's mostly running surveillance and handling the less exciting cases for the Weyrd Council after all, it's hard to chase the bad guys through the streets of Brisbane when you're really, really pregnant. Sequel to "Vigil."
Spectacle, Rachel Vincent
Second in the "Menagerie" series.
You die when you die, Angus Watson
First in an epic fantasy adventure series featuring a group of refugees who battle monsters, asassins and each other.
The idiot gods, David Zindell
Epic tale told by an orca who seeks out the Idiot Gods. First in the Maji Trilogy.

Fiction from the rest of the World

Anna, Niccol= Ammaniti
It is some years since a virus killed all the adults. Now Sicily lies in ruins while the disease lies in wait, poised to claim the children as they reach adolescence. From the author of "I'm not scared."
Nevada days, Bernardo Atxaga
Nevada Days is a fictionalised account of Atxaga's nine months' stay as writer-in-residence at the Centre for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada.
The windfall, Diksha Basu
From an actress who lives in Mumbai and New York comes a comedy of manners about social climbing in the newly affluent India.
Madame Bovary of the suburbs, Sophie Divry
Story of a woman's life, from childhood to death, somewhere in provincial France, from the 1950s to just shy of 2025.
Elle, Philippe
Elle is a psychological thriller that recounts thirty days in the life of its heroine Michele powerfully portrayed by Isabelle Huppert in Paul Verhoeven's award-winning film--where memory, sex, and death collide at every turn.
Chronicle of a last summer : a novel of Egypt, Yasmine El Rashidi
Young Egyptian woman recounts her personal and political coming of age in this impressive first novel.
Kingdom cons, Yuri Herrera
In the court of the King, everyone knows their place. But as the Artist wins hearts and egos with his ballads, uncomfortable truths emerge that shake the Kingdom to its core. Part surreal fable and part crime romance.
The parcel, Anosh Irani
Born a boy, a former sex worker leaves Bombay's red light district and meets a girl from the provinces who has been betrayed and trafficked.
You should have left, Daniel Kehlmann
On retreat in the wintry Alps with his family, a writer is optimistic about completing the sequel to his breakthrough film. Nothing to disturb him except the wind whispering around their glassy house. The perfect place to focus. Intruding on that peace of mind, the demands of his four-year-old daughter splinter open long-simmering arguments with his wife.
Kintu, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
Divided into six sections, the novel begins in 1750, when Kintu Kidda sets out for the capital to pledge allegiance to the new leader of the Buganda Kingdom. Along the way, he unleashes a curse that will plague his family for generations.
A state of freedom, Neel Mukherjee
Set in India today that follows five people who want to change their lives for something better.Author is an award winning novelist.
2084 : the end of the world, Boualem Sansal
It is the year 2084. In the kingdom of Abistan named after the prophet Abi, earthly messenger of the god Yolah citizens submit to a single god, demonstrating their devotion by kneeling in prayer nine times a day.

Fiction Selector's Choice

The songs, Charles Elton
Siblings search for the truth about their activist singer father who refuses to discuss his past of their half brother, now a West End songwriter.
Decline & fall on Savage Street, Fiona Farrell
A fascinating novel about a house with a fanciful little turret, built by a river. The tumultuous events of the twentieth century from war to economic collapse, the deaths of presidents and princesses to new waves of music, art, architecture and political ideas all leave their mark in some fashion upon the house and the people who call it home. N.Z. novel,
How to stop time, Matt Haig
Man with a rare condition - he ages very slowly and has been around for about 400 years - is the focus for this strange and haunting time travel tale.
The reason you're alive, Matthew Quick
After sixty-eight-year-old David Granger crashes his BMW, medical tests reveal a brain tumour that he readily attributes to his wartime Agent Orange exposure. He wakes up from surgery repeating a name no one in his civilian life has ever heard, that of a Native American soldier whom he was once ordered to discipline.His earlier novel, "The silver linings playbook" was successfully filmed.
Eureka, Anthony Quinn
1967 and a vain scriptwriter who'd had an Oscar hit desperately needs another and goes with a German director who lives the high life. Set in the days of Swinging London.
A boy in winter, Rachel Seiffert
Penned in with his fellow Jews, under threat of transportation, Ephraim anxiously awaits word of his two sons, missing since daybreak. Come in search of her lover, to fetch him home again, away from the invaders, Yasia must confront new and harsh truths about those closest to her. Here to avoid a war he considers criminal, German engineer Otto Pohl is faced with an even greater crime unfolding behind the lines, and no-one but himself to turn to. From award winning novelist.
There was a time, Frank White
A fascinating picture of the lives of people in a small English village as World War I begins.

Graphic Novel

Angel Catbird. [Vol. 3, The Catbird roars], Margaret Atwood
Kill or be killed. Volume two, Ed Brubaker
Deadpool & the Mercs for Money. [2], IVX, Cullen Bunn
Alone, Chaboute
The park bench, Chaboute
The Punisher. [2], End of the line, Becky Cloonan,
World of Tanks. [1], Roll out, Garth Ennis
I am a hero. Omnibus 3, Kengo Hanazawa
Princess Jellyfish. 05, Akiko Higashimura
D. Gray-Man. Vol. 25, Katsura Hoshino
Tokyo ghoul. 13, Sui Ishida
X-O Manowar. [Vol. 1], Soldier, Matt Kindt
Monstress. Volume two, The blood, Marjorie Liu,
After hours. 1, Yuhta Nishio
Inuyashiki. 7, Hiroya Oku
Demon. Volume 3, Jason Shiga
A.D. after death, Scott Snyder
My brother's husband. Volume 1, Gengoroh Tagame
Ten count. Volume 4, Rihito Takarai
Fante Bukowski. Two, Noah Van Sciver
Irredeemable : premier edition. Volume four, Mark Waid


The Green Count, Christian Cameron
3rd in the Chivalry series (last was :The long sword:) is set in 1365 where Sir William Gold is preparing for a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
The beguiled, Thomas Cullinan
The gothic tale filmed with Clint Eastwood and now remade with Nicole Kidman.
Perception, Terri Fleming
Another sequel to "Pride & prejudice," this time featuring Mary Bennett and her sister Kitty.
Beauty in thorns, Kate Forsyth
Reimagining of "Sleeping beauty" set amongst the wild bohemian circle of Pre-Raphaelite artists and poets.
The last Tudor, Philippa Gregory
Features the most famous girls in history, Lady Jane Grey, and her two sisters, each of whom dared to defy her queen.
The half-drowned king, Linnea Hartsuyker
Centuries ago, in a blood-soaked land ruled by legendary gods and warring men, a prophecy foretold of a high king who would come to reign over all of the north.
The haunting of Henry Twist, Rebecca F. John
First novel set in London 1926 where a widower meets a stranger who reminds him of his wife.
Court of lions, Jane Johnson
In the glorious gardens of the Alhambra, once home to Sultan Abu Abdullah Mohammed, Kate Fordham finds a scrap of paper hidden in one of the ancient walls. Upon it, in strange symbols, has been inscribed a message from another age. It has lain undiscovered since before the fall of Granada in 1492. Born of love, in a time of danger and desperation, the fragment will be the catalyst that changes Kate's life forever.
Bridget Crack, Rachel Leary
Van Diemen's Land, 1827, where a young woman flees her cruel master and goes back to Hobart Town.
Grace, Paul Lynch
Dickensian style tale of a young girl and her brother on a journey across 19th century Ireland on the eve of The Great Famine.
The witches of New York, Ami McKay
The year is 1880. Two hundred years after the trials in Salem, Adelaide Thom (Moth from The Virgin Cure) has left her life in the sideshow to open a tea shop with another young woman who feels it's finally safe enough to describe herself as a witch: a former medical student and gardien de sorts (keeper of spells), Eleanor St. Clair.
A gathering of ravens, Scott Oden
To the Danes, he is skraelingr; to the English, he is to the Irish, he is fomoraig. He is Corpse-maker and Life-quencher, the Bringer of Night, the Son of the Wolf and Brother of the Serpent. He is Grimnir, and he is the last of his kind the last in a long line of monsters who have plagued humanity since the Elder Days.
Where the light falls, Allison Pataki and Owen Pataki
Tale of courage, sacrifice and love during the French Revolution.
The Bedlam stacks, Natasha Pulley
Second novel from the author of "The watchmaker of Filigree Street" is set in 1859 where one man travels to South America to find a tree whose bark could treat malaria.
The library of light and shadow : a novel, M.J. Rose
Young artist flees New York for Paris after her drawings reveal a dark secret and tragedy.
The tainted coin, Mel Starr
It is the autumn of 1367. Master Hugh is enjoying the peaceful life of Bampton when a badly beaten man is found under the porch of St. Andrew's Chapel. The dying man is a chapman a traveling merchant. Before he is buried in the chapel grounds, an ancient, corroded coin is found in the man's mouth.
Jewel in the North, Tricia Stringer
1895. The Flinders Ranges are a beautiful but harsh landscape as Joseph Baker, a pastoralist in that unforgiving environment, knows all too well. For three generations his family have farmed the land, married and had children at their property at Wildu Creek, but now, struggling with hostility from the local community for his choice of wife.
The house on Cocoa Beach, Beatriz Williams
Northern France, 1917. Virginia Fortescue has thrown convention and her respected upbringing to the wind to drive ambulances for the American Red Cross across northern France.


Behind the Moon : a fever dream, Madison Smartt Bell
When Julie skips school and sets off with her best friend and some local boys for a camping trip in the desert, she finds herself the target of unwanted, drug-fueled sexual attention. Running away in fear, she takes a dangerous fall down the shaft of a vast underground cave, and it takes two days for her to be rescued.
Flashmob, Christopher Farnsworth
Gifted troubleshooter John Smith, who can hear other people's thoughts, must take down a shadowy figure who has weaponized the Internet, using social media to put a price on the heads of his targets.


The fallen, Ace Atkins
Tale of backroom deals, tainted honour and high stakes greed involving Mississippi sheriff Quin Colson.
The child, Fiona Barton
When a paragraph in an evening newspaper reveals a decades-old tragedy, most readers barely give it a glance. But for three strangers it's impossible to ignore. For one woman, it's a reminder of the worst thing that ever happened to her. For another, it reveals the dangerous possibility that her darkest secret is about to be discovered. And for the third, a journalist, it's the first clue in a hunt to uncover the truth. The child's story will be told.
Here and gone, Haylen Beck
First novel under the pen name of author Stuart Neville. Based on his love of crime novels and set in the Arizona desert.
Dark water, Parker Bilal
A scientist specialising in chemical warfare is on the run in Istanbul in this gripping fast moving thriller.
The deepest grave, Harry Bingham
DCI Fiona Griffiths and a murder by decapitation that appears to lead back to the days of King Arthur and his last battle!
Another man's ground, Claire Booth
Intriguing mystery set in Missouri where someone is stripping trees of their bark. This leads to murder.
Dead in the dark, Stephen Booth
Latest in the long running series featuring Ben Cooper and Diane Fry.
On her majesty's frightfully secret service, Rhys Bowen
Latest in the Royal Spyness series.
Paradise Valley, C. J. Box
For three years, Investigator Cassie Dewell has been on a hunt for a serial killer known as The Lizard King. He works as a long haul trucker. His prey are the "lot lizard" prostitutes who frequent truck stops.
Some kind of hero, Suzanne Brockmann
Latest in the Troubleshooters series.
Spare me the truth, CJ Carver
Dan Forrester, piecing his life back together after the tragic death of his son, is approached in a supermarket by a woman who tells him everything he remembers about his life - and his son - is a lie.
Down a dark road, Linda Castillo
Latest in the Kate Burkholder series.
Killer affair, Rebecca Chance
Stunning, charismatic Lexy O'Brien is the reigning queen of British reality TV. Her life in front of the camera is planned and manipulated as successfully as any military assault. But success breeds jealousy. When you're on top, the only way is down and there's always someone standing by to give you a shove.
Ill will, Dan Chaon
In 1983, Dustin Tillman's family his parents and his aunt and uncle were murdered in a shocking massacre. His foster brother, Rusty, was convicted of the crime, in a trial that was steeped in the "Satanic Cult" paranoia of the 1980s. Thirty years later, Rusty's conviction is overturned, and suddenly Dustin, now a psychologist, must question whether his testimony that imprisoned his brother.
Falling suns, J.A. Corrigan
Ex-DI Rachel Dune's small son is missing. Then his body is discovered. Her cousin Michael is found guilty of his murder and incarcerated in a secure psychiatric unit. Four years later, now divorced and back in the police force, Rachel discovers that Michael is being released to a less secure step-down unit.
Watching you, Arne Dahl
Begins a new series from Swedish crime writer that features detectives Sam Berger and Molly Bloom.
The housekeeper, Suellen Dainty
When Anne Morgan's successful boyfriend who also happens to be her boss leaves her for another woman, Anne finds herself in desperate need of a new job and a quiet place to recover. Meanwhile, her celebrity idol, Emma Helmsley (England's answer to Martha Stewart), is in need of a housekeeper, an opportunity which seems too good to be true. And maybe is!
The mountain, Luca D'Andrea
The phrase "Nature, red in tooth and claw" springs repeatedly to mind in this spine-tingling thriller set in the Dolomites of northeastern Italy.
Girl zero, A. A. Dhand
Second in the Bradford set DI Harry Virdees series which does of Bradford what "The wire" does for Baltimore.
The Marsh King's daughter, Karen Dionne
When a notorious child abductor known as the Marsh King escapes from prison, a woman who'd been captured by him years back is at large.
Knife Creek, Paul Doiron
When Maine game warden Mike Bowditch is tasked with shooting invasive feral hogs that are tearing up the forest in his district, he makes a horrific discovery a dead baby buried in a shallow grave. Even more disturbing: evidence suggests the infant was the child of a young woman who was presumed to have died four years earlier.
The companion, Sarah Dunnakey
1930s Yorkshire and a boy is chosen to be friends with a wild boy who lives with his eccentric family. When the boy is found dead, is it suicide or murder?
Deadfall, Linda A. Fairstein
A wild heart beats within New York City. Amid concrete and skyscrapers, the Wildlife Conservation Society works to preserve and protect the animal kingdom both within and beyond the borders of the five boroughs. But dangerous creatures don't always have claws and fangs, as Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper and NYPD detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace know.
Marathon : a Jonathan Stride novel, Brian Freeman
Latest in the Jonathan Stride series.
What my body remembers, Agnete Friis
Ella Nygaard, 27, has been a ward of the state since she was seven years old, the night her father murdered her mother. She doesn't remember anything about that night or her childhood before it but her body remembers. Interesting Danish thriller.
Safe, Ryan Gattis
L.A. gang thriller about a gangster turned double agent who wants out and a safecracker who steals a fortune from an L.A. crime lord.
Walk in silence, J. G. Sinclair
Kidnap thriller where a lawyer has to bring to trial a killer. Author is a well known English actor.
Every day above ground, Glen Erik Hamilton
Ex-ranger Vin Shaw on his third case.
The binding song, Elodie Harper
In an isolated Norfolk prison inmates are killing themselves. A new prison psychiatrist has to find out why. If you like Mo Hayder and Sharon Bolton, give this one a go.
The other twin, L. V. Hay
When her sister falls from a bridge and dies, a woman returns home to Brighton and begins her own investigation into what may be a murder.
The mayfly, James Hazel
Charlie Priest, ex-detective inspector turned London lawyer, is hired by influential entrepreneur Kenneth Ellinder to investigate the murder of his son.
Celine, Peter Heller
A spine-tingling novel of suspense, the story of Celine, an elegant, aristocratic private eye who specializes in reuniting families, trying to make amends for a loss in her own past.
Look behind you, Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen
A serial killer is on the loose in San Diego, and he has a most unusual M.O.: With each kill, he leaves behind objects with unclear meanings.
Dark dawn over Steep House, M.R.C. Kasasian
London 1884 and the final case for the Gower Street detectives.
The smack, Richard Lange
A conman down on his luck investigates a rumour about a crew of American soldiers who smuggled a vast amount of money out of Afghanistan.
Three days and a life, Pierre Lemaitre
Antoine is twelve years old. His parents are divorced and he lives with his mother in Beauval, a small, backwater town surrounded by forests, where everyone knows everyone's business, and nothing much ever happens. But in the last days of 1999, a series of events unfolds, culminating in the shocking vanishing without trace of a young child.
The last place you look, Kristen Lepionka
Teenager disappeared 15 years ago on the night her parents were murdered. Her boyfriend was convicted but did he actually do it?
Soot, Andrew Martin
York 1799 where a cutter of shades (or silhouettes) is murdered and the last sitters are suspected.
Dandy Gilver and a spot of toil and trouble, Catriona McPherson
Scotland 1934 and an aristocratic private detective heads to Castle Brewer to solve a mystery.
Bad blood, Nick Oldham
As former Detective Superintendent Henry Christie settles into a new life running The Tawny Owl pub with his fiancee Alison, their rural idyll is disrupted by a violent intruder. After Henry foils a kidnap attempt on Alison's daughter, it becomes clear that he and his family have become the targets of a ruthless professional killer. But who and why?
The painted queen, Elizabeth Peters & Joan Hess
Egypt 1912 and a new case for Amelia Peabody and her dashing archaeologist husband.
Final girls, Riley Sager
Psychological thriller that has had the thumbs up from Stephen King. The tale of three girls who survived separate massacres and what happened after two finally meet to find that someone wants them dead.
Don't close your eyes, Holly Seddon
Robin and Sarah haven't spoken in years. Robin can't leave her house. A complete shut-in, she spends her days spying on her neighbours, subtly meddling in their lives. But she can't keep her demons out forever. Someone from her past has returned, and is desperate to get inside.
Less than a treason, Dana Stabenow
Two thousand people go missing in Alaska every year. When a geologist disappears from the Suulutaq Mine was it deliberate, an accident, or foul play? Native Aleut private investigator Kate Shugak may be the only person who can find out. But now Kate is among the missing herself.
City of masks, S D Sykes
Venice 1358 where an Englishman finds a dead man on the night of the carnival and is drawn into a murder investigation.
Ten dead comedians, Fred Van Lente
Nine comedians of various acclaim arrive on the deserted island retreat of a legendary Hollywood funnyman, where they discover that they are marooned without cell phones or wifi and that someone in the group is killing the others.
The accordionist, Fred Vargas
Latest in her Three Evangelists series.
The Templars' last secret : a Bruno, Chief of Police novel, Martin Walker
In this latest mouthwatering mystery starring country policeman, Bruno, the body of a woman is found outside a cave beneath the ruined Templar chateau of Commarque in the heart of the Dordogne.
The Lying Game, Ruth Ware
Psychological thriller about four friends from boarding school linked by a shared secret.
A talent for murder, Andrew Wilson
'I wouldn't scream if I were you. Unless you want the whole world to learn about your husband and his mistress.' Agatha Christie, in London to visit her literary agent, boards a train, preoccupied and flustered in the knowledge that her husband Archie is having an affair.
A room full of killers, Michael Wood
One house. And the almost perfect murder. Starling House is home to some of Britain's deadliest teenagers, still too young for prison. When the latest arrival is found brutally murdered, DCI Matilda Darke and her team investigate, and discover a prison manager falling apart and a sabotaged security system.

New Zealand Fiction

Deserter : a novel based on true events, Ann Barrie
Why would a dedicated soldier turn his back on his own country and everyone he loves? A novel takes the reader on a journey from North Africa to Nova Scotia, from New York to Scotland, and ultimately to the extreme dangers of the Russian Arctic convoys. Based on a true story that was given to her father, Charles M Herbert, this is New Zealand author Ann Barrie's first novel.
Tess, Kirsten McDougall
Tess is on the run when she's picked up from the side of the road by lonely middle-aged father Lewis Rose. With reluctance, she's drawn into his family troubles and comes to know a life she never had. Set in Masterton at the turn of the millennium, Tess is a gothic love story about the ties that bind and tear a family apart.
Half wild, Pip Smith
Sydney, 1938. After being hit by a car on Oxford Street, sixty-three-year-old Jean Ford lies in a coma in Sydney Hospital. Memories come back to her a murder trial, a life in prison but with each prick of the needle her memories begin to shift.
Milk Island, Rhydian Thomas
As the 2023 New Zealand election approaches, four cruel and unusual stories expose the inner workings at the heart of Milk Island (former South Island) where a fifth-term Government's legacy project is going very well or very poorly, depending on who you ask. On Milk Island, patriotism and prosperity trumps all else and life matters very little unless you're Milky Moo, the nation's favourite cow.


Claiming his convenient fiancee, Natalie Anderson
Reforming the playboy, Karin Baine
Lone star baby scandal, Lauren Canan
Saving baby Amy, Annie Claydon
The billionaire's secret princess, Caitlin Crews
Their baby surprise, Katrina Cudmore
Worth the wait, Lori Foster
Souljacker : a Lily Bound novel, Yasmine Galenorn
Wired, Julie Garwood
Salazar's one-night heir, Jennifer Hayward
Their double baby gift, Louisa Heaton
The house on Jindalee Lane, Jennie Jones
The pregnant Kavakos bride, Sharon Kendrick
The baby favour, Andrea Laurence
A ring to secure his crown, Kim Lawrence
The doctor's secret son, Janice Lynn
Any dream will do, Debbie Macomber
Sicilian's baby of shame, Carol Marinelli
Wedding night with her enemy, Melanie Milburne
The surrogate's unexpected miracle, Alison Roberts
His accidental heir, Joanne Rock
Convenient marriage, surprise twins, Amy Ruttan
The marriage of inconvenience, Nina Singh
The secret kept from the Greek, Susan Stephens
The mysterious Italian houseguest, Scarlet Wilson
Bound to her Greek billionaire, Rebecca Winters


Our summer together, Fanny Blake
Tale of family and friendship and the surprise of finding love later in life.
A daughter's choice, June Francis
Seventeen year old Katie is about to discover a devastating family secret. Katie is the apple of her mother's eye, and as she is being groomed to take over the Arcadia Hotel the family business she has every reason to feel happy with her life. So the news that Kitty, the woman she has always called Mum, is not her real mother comes as an earth-shattering blow.
Hiding in plain sight, Susan Lewis
Andee Lawrence is in heaven. Well, the South of France to be exact. Ex-detective Andee has swapped freelance investigation and a broken marriage, for two months in Provence, renovating a beautiful villa with the new man in her life.
The sugar planter's daughter, Sharon Maas
1912, British Guiana, South America: Winnie Cox is about to marry George Quint, the love of her life. Born into a life of luxury and privilege on her father's sugar plantation, Winnie has turned against her family by choosing to be with George a poor black postman from the slums.
Secrets of the springs, Kerry McGinnis
When Orla Macrae receives a letter asking her to return to the family cattle property where she grew up, she does so grudgingly. Her estranged uncle Palmer may be dying, but he is the last person she wants to see.
The captain's girl, Nicola Pryce
Cornwall 1793. As the French Revolution threatens the stability of England, so too is discontent brewing in the heart of Celia Cavendish.
A daughter of Zion, Bodie & Brock Thoene
After surviving World War II and the Nazis, Rachel travels to Jerusalem, where she discovers long-lost family and faces the contempt of her people.
Ridgeview Station, Michael Trant
Many of Peter and Kelsie Dalton's friends thought they were crazy when they bought Ridgeview Station. But five years on, their hard work, help from Kelsie's parents, and record rainfall have them in high spirits as the summer muster approaches.
Devil's cut, J. R. Ward
At first, the death of the head of the Bradford family, was ruled a suicide. But then his eldest son and sworn enemy, Edward Baldwine, came forward and confessed to what was, in fact, a murder.
Children of the tide, Valerie Wood
It was a long walk from Hull to Anlaby and the woman holding the newborn baby was tired when she arrived at Humber Villa, the grand home of the powerful Rayner family.
Jarulan by the river, Lily Woodhouse
A falling estate, a fractured family, a turn of fortune and love across generations.

Science Fiction

Lucky Ghost, Matthew Blakstad
Crossover SF/crime tqle about a game where players can trade real life emotions for digital currency.
Vanguard, Jack Campbell
Earth is no longer the center of the universe. After the invention of the faster-than-light jump drive, humanity is rapidly establishing new colonies. But the vast distances of space mean that the old order of protection and interstellar law offered by Earth has ceased to exist.
Our memory like dust, Gavin Chait
Author of the much praised "Lament for the fallen" with tale of the near future and a world of jhadis, refugee crises, war and environmental collapse.
Killing is my business, Adam Christopher
Another golden morning in a seedy town, and a new memory tape and assignment for intrepid PI-turned-hitman and last robot left in working order Raymond Electromatic. But, in Killing Is My Business, he finds his skills may be rustier than he remembered.
Dichronauts, Greg Egan
Seth is a surveyor, along with his friend Theo, a leech-like creature running through his skull who tells Seth what lies to his left and right. Theo, in turn, relies on Seth for mobility, and for ordinary vision looking forwards and backwards.
The book of Etta, Meg Elison
Etta comes from Nowhere, a village of survivors of the great plague that wiped away the world that was. In the world that is, women are scarce and childbearing is dangerousyet desperately necessary for humankinds future.
The forever ship, Francesca Haig
Third book of the "Fire sermon" series.
Slaves of the switchboard of doom : a novel of Retropolis, Bradley W. Schenck
When the switchboard operators of Retropolis are replaced by an automated system, freelance adventurer Dash Kent investigates, discovering a complicated and twisted plan concocted by an insane civil engineer.
Zero-G. book one, William Shatner and Jeff Rovin
In the year 2050, under the command of former fighter pilot and FBI field agent Samuel Lord, a crew of "Zero-G" men are charged with investigating crime beyond the Earth's atmosphere, including the rival Chinese and Russian stations.
The unfinished world : and other stories, Amber Sparks
Sparks's stories populated with sculptors, librarians, astronauts, and warriors form a veritable cabinet of curiosities. Mythical, bizarre, and moving, the book illuminates the search for a brief encounter with the extraordinary.
The rise and fall of D.O.D.O., Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland
When Melisande Stokes, an expert in linguistics and languages, accidently meets military intelligence operator Tristan Lyons in a hallway at Harvard University, it is the beginning of a chain of events that will alter their lives and human history itself.
Armistice, Harry Turtledove
Third title in the "Hot war" series.
The end of the world running club, Adrian J. Walker
Strange tale from the author of "The end of the world running club" is about a day when the world ends and a dog proves to his master how loyal he can be.
The clockwork dynasty, Daniel H. Wilson
Clever SF thriller that follows a race of human-like machines that have been hiding amongst us for untold centuries.
Pawn : a chronicle of the Sibyl's War, Timothy Zahn
Nicole Hammond's life is going nowhere. No family, no money, and stuck in a relationship with a thug named Bungie. But after one of Bungie's 'deals' goes south, he and Nicole are whisked away by a mysterious mothlike humanoid to a strange ship called the Fyrantha.