New Titles Fiction September 2016 (arrived in August 2016)


Bounty : a novel, Michael Byrnes.
Mix of SF and espionage in a near-future set dystopic thriller.
The fighting season, Bram Connolly.
Afghanistan 2010 and an Australian Special Forces Unit operates against a shadowy Taliban force.
The death of Robin Hood, Angus Donald.
'I charge you, Sir Alan Dale, with administering my death. At the end of the game, I would rather die by your hand than any other' England rebels War rages across the land. In the wake of Magna Carta, King John's treachery is revealed and the barons rise against him once more.
The last horseman, David Gilman.
Dublin, 1899. On a foul night in a troubled city, lawyer Joseph Radcliffe watches the execution of a young Irish rebel. Radcliffe, together with his black American comrade Benjamin Pierce, has made a living defending the toughest cases in Dublin, but is haunted by the spectre of his defeats, the loss of his wife and child and his difficult relationship with his surviving son, Edward.
The asset, Shane Kuhn.
A private airport security contractor becomes a counterterrorism operative and must stop an attack that will destabilize the US and cause global chaos.
Assassin's game, Ward Larsen.
David Slaton has a good life. He has a new wife and a house in the Virginia suburbs. But he also has a dark past. Slaton is a former kidon, the most lethal Israeli assassin ever created.
Dark forces, Stephen Leather.
A violent South London gang will be destroyed if Dan 'Spider' Shepherd can gather enough evidence against them.
San Francisco night, Stephen Leather.
Jack Nightingale fights his battles in the shadows in the grey areas where the real world meets the supernatural. But when he arrives in San Francisco to take on a group of Satanists bent on opening a doorway to Hell, the danger is out in the open.
The girl in green, Derek B. Miller.
Action thriller set in the Middle East where a British jiournalist tries to atone for a girl's death years back after Operation Desert Storm.
Breaking cover, Stella Rimington.
A new Cold War is coming, and Liz Carlyle is about to find herself on very thin ice.
Bad soldier, Chris Ryan.
A migrant boat battles through the rough Mediterranean. Its passengers are desperate, starving and scared. They are also being ruthlessly targeted.

American Fiction

Everyone is watching, Megan Bradbury.
New York told through the eyes of those who've defined the city - Robert Mapplethorpe, Walt Whitman, Edmund White and urban planner Robert Moses. An intriguing and highly original novel.
The girls, Emma Cline.
California 1969 and a young girl is caught up unwittingly in violence as the counter culture begins to fall apart.
Eleven hours, Pamela Erens.
The lives of two New York women - one is in labour, the other is her Haitian midwife - and how they meet in hospital.
The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, Myrlin A. Hermes.
A poet and divinity scholar at Wittenberg University, Horatio is able to argue both sides of any intellectual debate, but he himself, a skeptic, never fully believing in one philosophy. That is, until he meets the Prince of Denmark, an outrageous, provocative, and flamboyantly beautiful young man who teaches Horatio more about Heaven and earthly pleasures than any of his philosophy books.
Mr. Green Jeans, Chris S. McGee.
A middle-aged married couple throw caution to the wind to help the planet. Traveling from the Midwest to Southwest in a converted VW van, they clandestinely exhibit their earth messages. Their actions soon become viral, and a following erupts. But there are those who want to shut them down, and with that, Jack and Lake Creek's lives change forever.
Minds of winter, Ed O'Loughlin.
It begins with a chance encounter at the top of the world. Fay Morgan and Nelson Nilsson have each arrived in Inuvik, Canada 120 miles north of the Arctic Circle searching for answers about a family member: Nelson for his estranged older brother, Fay for her disappeared grandfather. They soon learn that these two men have an unexpected link a hidden share in one of the greatest enduring mysteries of polar exploration.
Harmony, Carolyn Parkhurst.
Woman with an autistic daughter joins an experimental camp run by a child behaviour guru.
The heavenly table, Donald Ray Pollock.
Three sharecropper brothers accidentally set out on a violent bankrobbing spree. If you liked "The Sisters Brothers" you may like this mix of Coen Brothers, Cormac McCarthy and Tarantino.
Nine women, one dress, Jane L. Rosen.
Natalie is a Bloomingdale's salesgirl mooning over her lawyer ex-boyfriend who's engaged to someone else after just two months. Felicia has been quietly in love with her boss for seventeen years and has one night to finally make the feeling mutual.
The singles game, Lauren Weisberger.
A witty tell-all tale about a tennis prodigy who makes headlines on and off the court.

Australian fiction

Good morning, midnight, Lily Brooks-Dalton.
Augustine, a brilliant, aging astronomer, refuses to abandon the research center in the Arctic when he receives news of a catastrophic event. Soon after, he discovers a mysterious child and realizes that the airwaves have gone silent. They are alone.
The woman next door, Liz Byrski.
Over the years, the residents of Emerald Street have become more than just neighbours, they have built lasting friendships over a drink and chat on their back verandahs. Now a new chapter begins with the children having left home.
The windy season, Sam Carmody.
A young fisherman is missing from the crayfish boats in the harsh West Australian coastal town of Stark. There's no trace at all of Elliot, there hasn't been for some weeks and Paul, his younger brother, is the only one who seems to be active in the search.
A guide to the beasts of East Africa, Nicholas Drayson.
Mr Malik has been busy planning the Asadi Club's annual safari. Yet a series of crimes puts the club's very existence at risk. It is up to Mr Malik and Co. to solve a decades-old murder, recover the club mascot and identify, once and for all, the most dangerous beast in Africa.
A Chinese affair, Isabelle Li.
Sixteen beautifully told stories exploring recent Chinese migration to Australia and elsewhere, exploring intergenerational and interracial relationships, the search for meaning, and the effects of isolation and the inability to express oneself in a second language.
Truly madly guilty, Liane Moriarty.
Two women, friends from childhood, clash when one of them is up for an audition and resents helping her friend.
Paper chains, Nicola Moriarty.
Hannah and India are now best friends. Although true best friendship means always telling each other the truth, doesn't it? Hannah is running from her life in Sydney. India knows Hannah is hiding something. But India has a secret of her own.

British Fiction

Maggie's Kitchen, Caroline Beecham.
About a woman who sets up a kitchen during World War II.
The lavender house, Hilary Boyd.
A sixtyish divorcee finds love with a failed country & western singer but her family - mother and daughter- don't approve.
The secret of Orchard Cottage, Alex Brown.
April Wilson is wondering what to do next her life has been turned upside down after the loss of her husband so she's hoping to piece herself together again with a visit to her elderly great aunt, Edith. Arriving in the rural idyll of Tindledale, she's dismayed to find Edith's cottage and the orchards surrounding it in a sorry state of disrepair. Edith seems to have lost interest completely, instead she's become desperate to find out what happened to her sister, Winnie, who disappeared during WWII.
The last photograph, Emma Chapman.
An award winning photographer carries the scars of war and after he is widowed he sets off back to Vietnam.
Martini Henry, Sara Crowe.
Life isn't an exact science. Things can be troublesome. Like pregnant step-mothers, the ins-and-outs of French existentialism having an unexceptional name. Eighteen-year-old Sue Bowl is no stranger to life's wobbles. When she rushes home from her creative writing course in Greece to meet her new-born baby half-brother, she wonders if she'll ever get the chance to make it big in the world of literature.
On the other side, Carrie Hope Fletcher.
The book debut of a YouTube vlogger and actress is about an 82 year old woman who dies but her soul is too heavy to pass into heaven and she has to unburden herself ot three secrets.
The invitation, Lucy Foley.
Second novel from the author of the excellent "The book of lost and found" is set 1950s Italy with a yacht full of celebrities bound for Cannes.
Pure Juliet, Stella Gibbons.
While Stella Gibbons was celebrated for her beloved bestseller 'Cold Comfort Farm', the manuscript for 'Pure Juliet' lay unseen and forgotten until it was brought to light by her family in 2014. It is a tale that travels from an eco-millionaire's British country idyll to an Arabian Nights-style fantasy of the Middle East.
Dirt road, James Kelman.
Latest from the 1994 Booker winner: the tale of two men, a teenager obsessed with music, and a man, battered by loss, setting out together on a road trip across the American South.
Nina is not ok, Shappi Khorsandi.
First novel from a British stand-up comedian is about a teenage girl's struggle to overcome alcohol addiction and low self esteem.
Everything love is, Claire King.
Baptiste Molino has devoted his life to other people's happiness. Moored on his houseboat on the edge of Toulouse, he helps his clients navigate the waters of contentment, yet remains careful never to make waves of his own. Baptiste is more concerned with his past than his future: particularly the mysterious circumstances of his birth and the identity of his birth mother.
Once again assembled here, Sean O'Brien.
A retired teacher begins to write the official history of a public school steeped in military tradition and reveals a secret conflict.
Nothing on Earth, Conor O'Callaghan.
First novel from the Irish poet is about Ireland after the recession and a girl's bizarre life in a show home on an abandoned estate.
My husband's wife, Amanda Prowse.
Once a week, Rosie Tipcott counts her blessings. She goes to sit on her favourite bench on the north Devon cliffs, and thanks her lucky stars for her wonderful husband, her mischievous young daughters, and her neat little house by the sea. She vows to dedicate every waking hour to making her family happy. But then her husband unexpectedly leaves her for another woman and takes the children she has to reconsider.
The drowning of Arthur Braxton, Caroline Smailes.
Arthur Braxton has had enough. His mum has left, his dad is broken and he's the laughing stock of his high school. But things are about to change. When Arthur runs away and shelters in an old abandoned bathhouse, he sees a naked woman swimming in the pool. From this point on, his sad little life will never be the same.
Paradise Lodge, Nina Stibbe.
Fifteen-year-old Lizzie Vogel takes a job as an "auxiliary nurse" at Paradise Lodge, a home for the elderly, and learns that her job entails helping the patients (frequently) to the bathroom. What begins as a way to avoid school and earn some spending money (for the finer things in life, like real coffee and beer shampoo) quickly becomes the education of a lifetime.
The songbird, Marcia Willett.
When Mattie invites her old friend Tim to stay in one of her family cottages on the edge of Dartmoor, she senses there is something he is not telling her, as if he is holding on to a painful secret. But as he gets to know the rest of the warm jumble of family by the moor, Tim discovers that everyone there has their own secrets.


A promise of fire, Amanda Bouchet.
The first in a fantasy romance "Kingmaker" trilogy featuring Catalia who disguises herself as a soothsayer in a travelling circus.
Imprudence, Gail Carriger.
Second in the Custard Protocol series featuring Prudence and set in an alternate history under Queen Victoria with streampunk, vampires and more.
In the shadow of the gods : a bound gods novel, Rachel Dunne.
First in a new dark epic fantasy trilogy.
Dr. DOA, Simon R. Green.
The tenth book in the Secret Histories series.
Dragonmark, Sherrilyn Kenyon.
The latest title in the seemingly endless Dark-Hunter series.
Heroine complex, Sarah Kuhn.
Evie Tanaka is the put-upon personal assistant to Aveda Jupiter, her childhood best friend and San Francisco's most beloved superheroine. She's great at her job blending into the background, handling her boss's epic diva tantrums, and getting demon blood out of leather pants.
Dreams of distant shores, Patricia A. McKillip.
A collection of short stories in which a youthful artist is possessed by both his painting and his muse and seductive travelers from the sea enrapturing distant lovers.
South, Frank Owen.
Post-apocalyptic fantasy set in an America ravaged by civil war where windborne viruses bring in new and terrible ways to die.
The waking fire, Anthony Ryan.
Book One of the Draconis Memoria epic fantasy series.
Vigil, Angela Slatter.
First novel by a short story writer who specialises in dark fantasy and horror is a tale of a woman of human and Weyrd parentage.
Silver and salt, Rob Thurman.
From furry to fey, shifters to Sidhe, monsters to madmen, and ex-divine to ex-demonic, this collection of supernaturally-spun tales by author Rob Thurman is bound by the spilled blood of both family and the most fatal of enemies.

Fiction from the rest of the World

I'm still here, Clelie Avit
Elsa has been in a coma for five months. With all hope of reviving her gone, her family and doctors are having to face the devastating fact that it might be time to turn off her life support. They don't realise that in the past few weeks Elsa has regained partial consciousness; she knows where she is and can hear everyone talking around her bed.French author's intriguing tale.
Good people, Nir Baram
First English edition of an Israeli bestseller about two young people in the late 1930s - a German man and a Russian woman - who will later have to face the big decisions they've made.
War and turpentine, Stefan Hertmans
Imaginative reconstruction of the life of the author's Belgian grandfather who fought in World War I.
Do not say we have nothing, Madeleine Thien.
Epic novel about the far-reaching effects of China's revolutionary history through the lives of two interlinked musical families.
Judenstaat, Simone Zelitch.
On April 4, 1948, the sovereign state of Judenstaat was created in the territory of Saxony bordering Germany, Poland, and Czechoslovakia. Forty years later, Jewish historian Judit Klemmer is making a documentary film outlining the direction that Judenstaat has taken as a country on the world stage, from the Nazi atrocities of World War II to their liberation by Soviet troops.

Fiction Selector's Choice

Fell, Jenn Ashworth.
When Annette Clifford returns to her childhood home on the edge of Morecambe Bay, she despairs: the long-empty house is crumbling, undermined by two voracious sycamores. What she doesn't realise is that she's not alone: her arrival has woken the spirits of her parents, who anxiously watch over her, longing to make amends.
The memory stones, Caroline Brothers.
Buenos Aires in 1976 during the militarty coup. A story of The Disappeared and the heartbreak of one family. The advance publicity for this title was very strong and it is a subject that resonates across the world.
Heroes of the frontier, Dave Eggers.
Josie and her husband have split up, she's been sued by a former patient and lost her dental practice, and she's grieving the death of a young man senselessly killed. When her ex asks to take the children to meet his new fiancee's family, Josie makes a run for it, figuring Alaska is about as far as she can get without a passport.
Bright, precious days, Jay McInerney.
Russell and Corrine Calloway seem to be living the New York dream: book parties one night and high-society charity events the next; jobs they care about (and actually enjoy); twin children, a boy and a girl whose birth was truly miraculous; a loft in Tribeca and summers in the Hamptons. But all of this comes at a high cost.
The comet seekers, Helen Sedgwick.
Excellent debut novel that intertwines the past, present, and the future of two lovers bound by the passing of great comets overhead and a coterie of remarkable ancestors.
The place that didn't exist, Mark Watson.
Author/comedian's latest novel is a clever tale of an ad-man in Dubai supervising the filming of an advert. A droll and even slightly creepy tale of a place that exists in a vacuum. Read this and then try his earlier novels - he's unfairly underrated.
Dancing with the tiger, Lili Wright.
First novel about artefact smuggling and drug dealing in Mexico. Described as Indiana Jones meets "The Sisters Brothers."

Graphic Novel

Southern bastards. [Volume 3], "Homecoming", Jason Aaron & Jason Latour
Love. The lion, Frederic Brremaud, Federico Bertolucci.
John Constantine, Hellblazer. Volume 13, Haunted, Warren Ellis
Terry Pratchett's Small gods : a Discworld graphic novel, Ray Friesen.
Aliens. Salvation, Dave Gibbons
Outcast. Volume 3, This little light, Kirkman & Azaceta.
The walking dead, Robert Kirkman
Jupiter's circle. Volume two, Mark Millar
The white donkey : terminal lance, Maximillian Uriarte.
Green Lantern. Volume 7, Renegade, Robert Venditti


Champion of the world, Chad Dundas.
Historical fiction debut set in the world of wrestling in the 1920s.
Field service, Robert Edric.
Interesting tale of the work done by the War Graves Commission in the wake of the Great War.
The girl in the glass tower, Elizabeth Fremantle.
Arbella Stuart, niece to Mary, Queen of Scots and presumed successor to Elizabeth I, has spent her youth behind the towering windows of Hardwick Hall. Her isolation should mean protection but those close to the crown are never safe. Poet Aemilia Lanyer enjoys an independence denied to Arbella. When Arbella enlists Aemilia's help in a bid for freedom, she must tread carefully or share Arabella's fate.
Three sisters, three queens, Philippa Gregory.
Brought to the Tudor court as a young bride, Katherine of Aragon forges a unique sisterhood with the king's sisters, Margaret and Mary, that is shaped by rivalries, wars, betrayal, widowhood, motherhood, passion, and secrets.
Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi.
Effia and Esi: two sisters with two very different destinies. One sold into slavery; one a slave trader's wife. The consequences of their fate reverberate through the generations that follow.
The ropewalker, Jaan Kross
First in epic hisotical trilogy described as the Estonian answer to "Wolf Hall."
A kiss from Mr Fitzgerald, Natasha Lester.
1920s New York and a young woman moves to Manhattan and auditions for the Ziegfeld Follies.
Skylarking, Kate Mildenhall.
Set on the coast of mainland Australia in the 1880s where two young women form an intense bond.
Mata Hari, Michelle Moran.
Paris 1917 with Mata Hari awaiting her fate in jail and recalling her colourful life.
The Essex Serpent, Sarah Perry.
Set in Victorian London and an Essex village with two fascinating major characters: an amateur naturalist woman and the local vicar.
In America, Nina Romano.
Third in the Wayfarer Trilogy about an Italian family in America.
The secret language of stones, M. J. Rose.
In World War I Paris, Opaline Duplessi, an employee at the famous La Fantasie Russie jewelry store, spends her time making trench watches for soldiers at the front, and mourning jewelry for the mothers, wives, and lovers of those who have fallen.
Golden Hill, Francis Spufford.
One rainy evening in November, a handsome young stranger fresh off the boat pitches up at a counting-house door in Golden Hill Street: this is Mr Smith, amiable, charming, yet strangely determined to keep suspicion simmering. For in his pocket, he has what seems to be an order for a thousand pounds, a huge amount, and he won't explain why, or where he comes from, or what he can be planning to do in the colonies that requires so much money.
No man's land, Simon Tolkien.
His first non-mystery is set in 20th century England where a working class boy is posted to The Somme but escapes to work in a mine and later enrols at
Sons of the blood, Robyn Young
Begins the New World Rising trilogy, set ten years after the victory of King Edward of York in the Wars of ther Roses.


The Suicide Motor Club, Christopher Buehlman.
Bram Stoker, quoting the poem Lenore, said 'The dead ride fast.' Those words have never rung more true. Remember that car that passed you near midnight on route 66, doing 105 with its lights off? You wondered where it was going so quickly on that dark, dusty stretch of road.
Dark carousel, Christine Feehan.
The moment Charlotte Vintage walks into his club, Tariq Asenguard's blood is set on fire. The ancient Carpathian had given up hope of finding his lifemate, but now he will do anything to make Charlotte his own.
The summer that melted everything, Tiffany McDaniel.
When local prosecutor Autopsy Bliss publishes an invitation to the devil to come to the country town of Breathed, Ohio, nobody quite expects that he will turn up.
Lily Poole, Jack O'Donnell.
Psychological thriller with a supernatural slant about a Scottish teenager and the girl he waits for at the school gate.
Mister Memory, Marcus Sedgwick.
In Paris in the year 1899, Marcel Despres is arrested for the murder of his wife and transferred to the famous Salpetriere asylum. And there the story might have stopped. But the doctor assigned to his care soon realises this is no ordinary patient: Marcel Despres, Mister Memory, is a man who cannot forget.
The Devil's evidence, Simon Kurt Unsworth.
A mix of horror and crime featuring Thomas Fool, a detective based in hell.


You will know me, Megan Abbott.
Set in the high-pressure competitive gymnastics world where a girl is the focus of her parent's life and ambitions.
The satanic mechanic, Sally Andrew.
Second in series set in South Africa with baker and detective Tannie Maria solving crimes.
The innocents, Ace Atkins.
Latest in Sheriff Quinn Colson series set in Mississippi.
Under the harrow, Flynn Berry.
Psychological thriller about a woman who finds her sister murdered . Promising first novel.
The dead house, Harry Bingham.
DC Fiona Griffiths investigates a secretive monastry and uncovers a mix of crime and medieval practices.
The owl always hunts at night, Samuel Bjork
When a young woman is found dead, the police are quick to respond. But what they find at the scene is unexpected. The body is posed, the scene laboriously set. And there is almost no forensic evidence to be found.
The Branson beauty, Claire Booth.
First novel from former true crime writer is about an old showboat that crashes in a mountain lake and a body is found in the locked private dining room of the captain.
Crowned and dangerous, Rhys Bowen.
Nothing is simple when you're thirty-fifth in line for the British crown, least of all marriage. But with love on their side, and plans to elope, Lady Georgiana Rannoch and her beau Darcy O'Mara hope to bypass a few royal rules.
Dark road home, Anna Carlisle.
Interesting debut. Tale of a girl who goes missing and how her sister is called to identiify the body in the woods.
For all the gold in the world, Massimo Carlotto
In Italy Marco Buratti is hired to investigate a robbery that ended in murder two years ago.
Dead man's blues, Ray Celestin.
Follows on from his prizewinning debut "The axeman's jazz." Set in 1928 Chicago where a Pinkerton detective duo are out to find a missing heiress with the help of jazzman friend Louis Armstrong.
The Night Wanderer, Alys Clare.
Called out to attend a body found on a lonely stretch of river bank, its throat torn out, apprentice healer Lassair is skeptical of the sheriff's verdict that this was the result of a wild animal attack. But when a second body is discovered, similarly mutilated, rumors engulf the town that the legendary demon known as the Night Wanderer has returned to wreak havoc.
Insidious, Catherine Coulter.
FBI agents Savich and Sherlock must discover who is trying to murder eighty-six-year-old Venus Rasmussen, a powerful, wealthy society icon.
Dark matter, Blake Crouch.
One night after an evening out, Jason Dessen, forty-year-old physics professor living with his wife and son in Chicago, is kidnapped at gunpoint by a masked man, driven to an abandoned industrial site and injected with a powerful drug. As he wakes, a man Jason's never met smiles down at him and says, "Welcome back, my friend."
Streets of darkness, A.A. Dhand.
A first novel set in Bradford featuring detective Harry Virdee on a murder case. Intriguing debut.
Kilt at the Highland Games, Kaitlyn Dunnett.
It's July in Moosetookalook, Maine, and Scottish Emporium proprietress Liss MacCrimmon Ruskin is prepping her wares for the annual Celtic heritage festival. But as a sinister crime wave washes over the quiet town, this year's celebration might prove a wee bit more eventful and deadly than tartan and bagpipes.
Lie with me, Sabine Durrant.
Psychological thriller for those who like "The widow" and "Girl on the train" and other tales of domestic disharmony.
Curious minds, Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton.
Riley Moon is a junior analyst at a mega-bank, when she uncovers what looks like an embezzlement scheme that could lead straight to the top. With his gold gone missing and analysts disappearing, famously eccentric Emerson Knight, the bank's biggest client, decides to take on his own investigation.
Guilty minds, Joseph Finder.
Boston based private eye has to prove his client, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, is innocent.
The Crime Club : stories of crime, Frank Froest and George Dilnot with an introduction by David Brawn.
Paradime, Alan Glynn.
When a man discovers he's identical in appearance to a tech billionaire, he uses it to his advantage in this clever thriller by an Irish writer.
The serpent's sting, Robert Gott.
It is late 1942, and in what he believes is a demeaning sideshow to the war, he finds himself playing a pantomime dame. If only this was his only worry, but, as his great hero, Shakespeare, noted, When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions. Can Will finally overcome his tendency to be the living embodiment of Murphy's Law?
Blackwater, James Henry.
Launch of a new Essex-based police thriller series set in 1980s Colchester.
Night and day, Iris Johansen.
Latest in the longrunning series featuring forensic sculptor Eve Duncan.
Blood wedding, Pierre Lemaitre
Clever French thriller (by a psychologist) telling the story of a woman whose memory is failing at the time murder is happening.
The moment she left, Susan Lewis.
Kesterly-on-Sea is full of secrets. Some are darker than others; many are shameful. One is even deadly. Andee is an ex-detective whose marriage is breaking up. So when a young female student disappears without trace, she throws herself into the search.
Another one goes tonight, Peter Lovesey.
Latest case for Bath detective Peter Diamond.
Woman of the hour, Jane Lythell.
Set in the world of reality TV where a producer is involved in secrets and lies. First in a projected series.
I see you, Clare Mackintosh.
Creepy thriller about a woman who sees her photo in a classified paper.
The Lanimer bride : a Gil Cunningham murder mystery, Pat McIntosh.
How could the heavily-pregnant bride of the lanimer-man vanish into thin air? Young Mistress Audrey Madur is missing and her husband, responsible for maintaining boundaries and overseeing land use in the burgh of Lanark, is strangely reluctant to search for her.
The history of blood, Paul Mendelson.
Third in the series featuring Colonel de Vries and Don February of the Special Crimes Unit in South Africa.
Someone always knows, Marcia Muller.
Finally settled into their new home after losing their house in a fire, and fully established in their new shared offices, private investigator Sharon McCone and her business partner husband Hy are starting to feel comfortable. Things don’t stay that way.
Bullseye, James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge.
Snow blankets the avenues of Manhattan's exclusive Upper West Side. The storm is the perfect cover for a fashionable, highly trained team of lethal assassins as they prowl the streets, hunting their prey.
White bone, Ridley Pearson.
When partner Grace Chu's cover is blown while on a dangerous assignment, ex-military contractor John Knox races to assist while struggling to convince her handlers of the threat, trace the theft of a high-value AIDS vaccine, and elude violent ivory poachers.
Blood symmetry, Kate Rhodes.
Clare Riordan and her son Mikey are abducted from Clapham Common early one morning. Hours later, the boy is found wandering disorientated. Soon after, a pack of Clare's blood is left on a doorstep in the heart of the City of London.
The quiet death of Thomas Quaid, Craig Russell.
Latest in the 1950s Glasgow-set series featuring private eye Lennox.
The secrets of Wishtide : a Laetitia Rodd mystery, Kate Saunders.
First in Victorian-set detective stories featuring the sharp and smart crimesolving wife of an archdeacon.
Damaged, Lisa Scottoline.
Mary DiNunzio, partner at the all-female law firm of Rosato & DiNunziois embroiled in one of her most heartbreaking cases yet.
With our blessing, Jo Spain.
It's true what they: say revenge is sweet. 1975. A baby, minutes old, is forcibly taken from its devastated mother. 2010. The body of an elderly woman is found in a Dublin public park in the depths of winter. Detective Inspector Tom Reynolds is working the case. He's convinced the murder is linked to historical events.
The ravens, Vidar Sundstol
It's been a long, dark time since a gruesome discovery drew U.S. Forest Service ranger Lance Hansen into a murder investigation that is now approaching a resolution--although not to his satisfaction. In fact, the mysteries have been multiplying and getting uncomfortably close to home.
Cold kill, P. J. Tracy.
A return, since last in 2013, for mother-daughter team. A story of a double murder in Minneapolis at Christmas.
The fire child, S. K. Tremayne.
When Rachel marries dark, handsome David, everything seems to fall into place. Swept from single life in London to the beautiful Carnhallow House in Cornwall, she gains wealth, love, and a stepson, Jamie. But then Jamie makes a chilling prediction, and Rachel's perfect life begins to unravel.
Then she was gone, Luca Veste.
New police procedural from an author of Italian and Scouse background who studied criminology at the University of Liverpool.
All is not forgotten, Wendy Walker.
Thriller debut about a woman who has removed an horrific attack from her memory but things are starting to unravel.
Watching Edie, Camilla Way.
Edie and Heather were friends until something went wronh. They meet again later but can't ignore the dark secret that lies between them.

New Zealand Fiction

Charged with man's laughter : a novel for the young at heart, Kath Beattie.
A story told by Poppet, the foster-parent's grand-daughter, a sassy, intelligent, little girl - nearly eight when the story begins - who has been raised as the grand-parent's child.
A briefcase, two pies and a Penthouse, Brannavan Gnanalingam.
Rachel McManus has just started at the New Zealand Alarm and Response Ministry. One of the few females working there, she is forced to traverse the peculiarities of Wellington bureaucracy, lascivious colleagues, and decades of sedimented hierarchy.


Winning back his doctor bride, Tina Beckett.
Taming Hollywood's ultimate playboy, Amalie Berlin.
Bound by the unborn baby, Bella Bucannon.
White wedding for the Southern Belle, Susan Carlisle.
The baby inheritance, Maureen Child.
Bought by her Italian boss, Dani Collins.
Doctor, mummy, wife?, Dianne Drake.
Capturing the single dad's heart, Kate Hardy.
Moretti's marriage command, Kate Hewitt.
The billionaire's ruthless affair, Miranda Lee.
His Cinderella heiress, Marion Lennox.
Di Sione's innocent conquest, Carol Marinelli.
Wedding date with the army doc, Lynne Marshall.
Wedded for his royal duty, Susan Meier.
Expecting the rancher's child, Sara Orwig.
The unwanted Conti bride, Tara Pammi.
Master of her innocence, Chantelle Shaw.
The bridesmaid's baby bump, Kandy Shepherd.
The flaw in Raffaele's revenge, Annie West.
A virgin for Vasquez, Cathy Williams.


The lost soldier, Diney Costeloe.
Eight ash trees were planted in the Dorset village of Charlton Ambrose, as a timeless memorial to the men killed in the Great War. One dark and chilly night in 1921, a ninth tree appears. Who planted it and why?
The sisters of St Croix, Diney Costeloe.
When Adelaide Anson-Gravetty finds out her father is not the man who raised her, she is both shocked and intrigued. Determined to find out more about her new family, she travels to the convent of Our Lady of Mercy in France to meet her aunt, the Reverend Mother.
The Swan maid, Dilly Court.
Lottie Lane is all alone in the world. As a chambermaid at one of London's busiest inns, condemned to a life of drudgery and at the mercy of a vicious landlady, Lottie is too worn out to even dream of a better life. Until one night an injured soldier is brought to The Swan.
All the dark secrets, Jennie Felton.
When terrible tragedy strikes at the local colliery, the residents of Fairley Terrace's ten houses suffer more than one loss and, for Maggie Donovan at number six, the world turns upside down.
The miner's daughter, Jennie Felton.
When Annie Day at number four, Fairley Terrace, loses her beloved husband in a tragic mining disaster, she cannot afford the luxury of grief. For now she must find a way to support herself and her two young daughters, Kitty and Lucy, and marriage to widower Algernon Pierce seems to be the answer to Annie's prayers.
An orphan's Christmas, Katie Flynn.
Liverpool, 1936. Molly Penelope Hardwick has been abandoned in Haisborough Orphanage. Desperate to discover her background, she befriends another orphan, Lenny Smith. Together they sneak out to roam the city of Liverpool, and hatch plans for their escape.
The grazier's wife, Barbara Hannay.
For Stella in 1946, it was a compromise in the aftermath of a terrible war. For Jackie in the 1970s, it was a Cinderella fairytale with an outback prince. While for Alice in 2015, it is the promise of a bright new future.
The olive tree, Lucinda Riley.
It has been twenty-four years since a young Helena spent a magical holiday in Cyprus, where she fell in love for the first time. When the now crumbling house, 'Pandora', is left to her by her godfather, she returns to spend the summer there with her family.
The angels' share, J.R. Ward.
In Charlemont, Kentucky, the Bradford family is the creme de la creme of high society--just like their exclusive brand of bourbon. And their complicated lives and vast estate are run by a discrete staff who inevitably become embroiled in their affairs. This is especially true now, when the apparent suicide of the family patriarch is starting to look more and more like murder.

Science Fiction

Black tide rising, John Ringo & Gary Poole.
The news that humanity had been dreading for ages had come true. Zombies are real. Worst of all, we created them. The apocalypse was upon us, and every man, woman and child had to answer a simple question of themselves: "What do we do now?"
Creation machine : a novel of the Spin, Andrew Bannister.
It is the aftermath of civil war in the vast pageant of planets and stars known as The Spin. Three years since he crushed the rebellion, Viklun Haas, industrialist and leader of the Hegemony, is eliminating all remnants of the opposition.
Lament for the Fallen, Gavin Chait.
Dark and imaginative SF thriller that could appeal to fans of David Mitchell, J.G. Ballard and Michel Faber.
Visitor : a Foreigner novel, C.J. Cherryh.
Latest in this long running series.
Survival game, Gary Gibson.
Second book in his "Apocalypse Duology" series.
Beyond the Aquila Rift : the best of Alastair Reynolds, Jonathan Strahan and William Schafer.
An interesting collection of some of the best short fiction ever written in the SF genre, by an author acclaimed as 'the mastersinger of space opera'.
Star Wars. Aftermath. Life debt, Chuck Wendig.
Set between the events of "Return of the Jedi" and "The force awakens."