New Titles Fiction November 2017 (arrived in October 2017)


Origin, Dan Brown.
Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of a discovery that will change the face of science forever.
Open arms, Vince Cable.
Kate Thompson, glamorous housewife turned MP, surprises everyone with her meteoric rise at Westminster. When Kate is sent as a trade delegate to India, she hopes it will be her moment to shine. But her efforts embroil her in a dangerous world of intrigue and betrayal.
The Romanov Ransom, Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell.
The discovery of a long-lost airliner. A modern-day kidnapping. And the return of the most terrifying evil the world has ever seen.
The Cuban affair, Nelson DeMille.
U.S. Army combat veteran MacCormick, now a charter boat captain is about to set sail on his most dangerous cruise.
On a particular service, David Donachie.
14th in the John Pearce series of historical naval adventures.
Jury town, Stephen Frey.
Even the most incorruptible juror can be unwittingly influenced by others' opinions in the digital age, but more sinister forces are at work: jury tampering has reached all-time highs.
King Solomon's curse, Andy McDermott.
Latest in the Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase series.
Line of fire, Andy McNab.
Nick Stone is back in London but if he thought he was home for a break, he's very, very wrong. Backed into a corner by a man he knows he cannot trust, ex-deniable operator Nick Stone strikes a devil's bargain.
Enemy of the state : a Mitch Rapp novel, Vince Flynn ; by Kyle Mills.
After 9/11, the United States made one of the most secretive and dangerous deals in its history. The evidence against the powerful Saudis who coordinated the attack would be buried. In return, King Faisal would promise to keep the oil flowing and deal with the conspirators in his midst. Action filled conspiracy thriller.
The shadow list, Todd Moss.
We laugh when it pops up in our inbox: the scam letter promising a windfall. We wonder: How does anybody fall for these things? But it is no laughing matter. It is one of the biggest organized crime rackets in the world, it is deadly; and State Department crisis manager Judd Ryker has fallen right into the middle of it.
Onslaught, Anthony Riches.
The author of the bestselling Empire sequence continues his new trilogy: the epic story of the uprising of the Batavi in AD 69.
The tiger's prey, Wilbur Smith with Tom Harper.
Indian Ocean, 1700. The Malabar coast is full of dangers: greedy tradesmen, fearless pirates, and men full of vengeance. But for a Courtney, the greatest danger might just be his own family.

American Fiction

When I'm gone, Emily Bleeker.
Luke Richardson has returned home after burying Natalie, his beloved wife of sixteen years, ready to face the hard job of raising their three children alone. But there's something he's not prepared for a blue envelope with his name scrawled across the front in Natalie's handwriting, waiting for him on the floor of their suburban Michigan home.
The address, Fiona Davis.
After a failed apprenticeship, working her way up to head housekeeper of a posh London hotel is more than Sara Smythe ever thought she'd make of herself. But when a chance encounter with Theodore Camden, one of the architects of the grand New York apartment house The Dakota, leads to a job offer, her world is suddenly awash in possibility.
The graybar hotel, Curtis Dawkins.
The Graybar Hotel offers a glimpse into the reality of prison life through the eyes of the people who spend their days and years behind bars.
Manhattan Beach, Jennifer Egan.
Manhattan Beach opens in Brooklyn during the Great Depression. Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to the house of Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war.
Dinner at the centre of the Earth, Nathan Englander.
Prisoner Z, held at a black site in the Negev desert for a dozen years has only his guard for company. How does a nice American Jewish boy from Long Island wind up an Israeli spy working for Mossad, and later, a traitor to his adopted country?
Fresh complaint : stories, Jeffrey Eugenides.
This collection presents characters in the midst of personal and national crises. We meet a failed poet who, envious of other people's wealth during the real-estate bubble, becomes an embezzler; a clavichordist whose dreams of art collapse under the obligations of marriage and fatherhood; and, in "Bronze," a sexually confused college freshman whose encounter with a stranger on a train leads to a revelation about his past and his future.
All the dirty parts, Daniel Handler.
Cole is a boy in high school. He runs cross country, he sketches, he jokes around with friends. But none of this quite matters next to the allure of sex. "Let me put it this way," he says. "Draw a number line, with zero is you never think about sex and ten is, it's all you think about, and while you are drawing the line, I am thinking about sex."
The Twelve-Mile Straight, Eleanor Henderson.
Cotton County, Georgia, 1930: in a house full of secrets, two babies, one light-skinned, the other dark, are born to Elma Jesup, a white sharecropper's daughter.
Winter solstice, Elin Hilderbrand.
It's been too long since the entire Quinn family has been able to celebrate the holidays under the same roof, but that's about to change. With Bart back safe and sound from Afghanistan, the Quinns are preparing for a holiday more joyous than any they've experienced in years.
The almost sisters, Joshilyn Jackson.
Superheroes have always been Leia Birch Briggs' weakness. One tequila-soaked night at a comics convention, the usually level-headed graphic novelist is swept off her barstool by a handsome and anonymous Batman. It turns out the caped crusader has left her with more than just a nice, fuzzy memory. She's having a baby boy.
The most dangerous place on Earth, Lindsey Lee Johnson.
The wealthy enclaves north of San Francisco are not the paradise they appear to be, and nobody knows this better than the students of a local high school. Despite being raised with all the opportunities money can buy, these vulnerable kids are not contented.
The weight of ink, Rachel Kadish.
Ester Velasquez is an emigrant from Amsterdam who is permitted to scribe for a blind rabbi, just before the plague hits the city.
To be where you are, Jan Karon.
After twelve years of wrestling with the conflicts of retirement, Father Tim Kavanagh realizes he doesn't need a steady job to prove himself. Then he's given one. As for what it proves, heaven only knows. New title in the Mitford series.
The mountain between us, Charles Martin.
The novel that has been recently filmed with Kate Winslet and Idris Elba.
The ninth hour, Alice McDermott.
On a dim winter afternoon in Catholic Brooklyn, a young Irish immigrant opens the gas taps in his Brooklyn tenement. In the aftermath of the fire that follows, Sister St. Savior, an aging nun appears, unbidden, to direct the way forward for his widow and his unborn child.
Leaving before it's over, Jean Reynolds Page.
When a young man in Roy Vines' home town claims Roy or his estranged twin brother is his real father, Roy and his wife Rosalind redidiscover the true meaning of family.

Australian fiction

Suburbia, Jeremy Chambers.
Roland lives with his parents, Graham and Joyce, and his younger sister, Lily, in the golden light of an outer suburb; Glenella. He dreams of escaping, of finding an intoxicating life somewhere else. He is in love with Cassie Noble, the daughter of his parents' friends Reg and Colleen.
The life to come, Michelle De Kretser.
Pippa is a writer who longs for success. Celeste tries to convince herself that her feelings for her married lover are reciprocated. Ash makes strategic use of his childhood in Sri Lanka but blots out the memory of a tragedy from that time. The lives and times of these women are interestingly revealed.
Pulse points : stories, Jennifer Down.
The characters of Pulse Points live in small dusty towns, glittering exotic cities and slow droll suburbs in this excellent short stories from Australia.
First person, Richard Flanagan.
A young and penniless writer, Kif Kehlmann, is rung in the middle of the night by the notorious con man and corporate criminal, Siegfried Heidl. About to go to trial for defrauding the banks of seven hundred million dollars. Heidl proposes a deal: ten thousand dollars for Kehlmann to ghost write his memoir in six weeks.
The lone child, Anna George.
Neve Ayres has always been so careful. Since her mother's death when Neve was seven, she's learned to look after herself and to keep her cards close. But now her deliberately constructed world has collapsed: her partner left her when she was eight months pregnant.
Two steps forward, Graeme Simsion & Anne Buist.
Zoe, a sometime artist, is from California. Martin, an engineer, is from Yorkshire. Both have ended up in picturesque Cluny, in central France. Both are struggling to come to terms with their recent past - for Zoe, the death of her husband; for Martin, a messy divorce.
Forgotten, Nicole Trope.
In a single day, a simple mistake will have life-altering consequences for everyone involved. A moment of distraction, an unlocked car and a missing baby. How on earth could this happen?
Extinctions, Josephine Wilson.
He hated the word 'retirement', but not as much as he hated the word 'village', as if ageing made you a peasant or a fool. Herein lives the village idiot. Professor Frederick Lothian, retired engineer, world expert on concrete and connoisseur of modernist design, has quarantined himself from life by moving to a retirement village.

British Fiction

The little bakery on Rosemary Lane, Ellen Berry.
Prepare to fall in love with beautiful village of Burley Bridge. Growing up in a Yorkshire village, Roxanne Cartwright couldn't wait to escape and make her place in the world. Now, thirty years later, she's a fashion editor living a glamorous life of perennial singlehood in London.
The less you know the sounder you sleep, Juliet Butler.
Dasha cannot imagine life without her sister. Masha is feisty and fearless. Dasha is gentle, quiet and fears everything; from the Soviet scientists who study them, to the other defective' children who bully them and the healthies' from whom they must be locked away.
Let us be true, Alex Christofi.
Paris, 1958. After a chance encounter, Ralf and Elsa begin a love affair that will mark their lives. Both already bear scars from their continent's violent upheavals. The end of the war brought Ralf to Paris, where he feels he can hide from the past.
True love at the Lonely Hearts bookshop, Annie Darling.
It's a truth universally acknowledged that a single woman in possession of a good job, four bossy sisters and a needy cat must also have want of her one true love. Or is it?
Smile, Roddy Doyle.
A man looks back to his chilhood and youth in Ireland and the secrets he recalls about his abuse by a priest.
The Sunshine sisters, Jane Green.
A mother who asks her three estranged daughters to come home to help her end her life. Ronni Sunshine left London for Hollywood to become a beautiful, charismatic star of the silver screen. But at home, she was a narcissistic, disinterested mother who alienated her three daughters.
Cold Feet : the lost years, Carmel Harrington.
The Lost Years reveals what happened to your favourite characters between series five and six of the award-winning TV series written by Mike Bullen.
Munich, Robert Harris.
September 1938 Hitler is determined to start a war.Chamberlain is desperate to preserve the peace.The issue is to be decided in a city that will forever afterwards be notorious for what takes place there. Munich.
The Sparsholt affair, Alan Hollinghurst.
In 1940, Evert Dax and David Sparsholt, two young men from very different backgrounds, meet at Oxford University. Dax is a second year student reading English, coming from a rackety upper middle class background; Sparsholt is from a humbler Midlands community and is reading engineering, a young man whose good looks and fine figure have proved highly attractive to his peers.
That was a shiver : and other stories, James Kelman.
Intimate new stories from the Booker Prize-winning James Kelman
The crow garden, Alison Littlewood.
Haunted by his father's suicide, Nathaniel Kerner walks away from the highly prestigious life of a consultant to become a mad-doctor. He takes up a position at Crakethorne Asylum, but the proprietor is more interested in phrenology and his growing collection of skulls than the patients' minds.
The worst case scenario cookery club, Chrissie Manby.
In the quaint seaside town of Newbay, a beginner's cookery course is starting.
The growing season, Helen Sedgwick.
Now anyone can have a baby. With FullLife's safe and affordable healthcare plan, why risk a natural birth? Without the pouch, Eva might not have been born. And yet she has sacrificed her career, and maybe even her relationship, campaigning against FullLife's biotech baby pouches.
The secret books, Marcel Theroux.
Epic adventure of a young man in the Crimea who is drawn out of his world by an eccentric female journalist, leading to a life as a Russian spy infiltrating anarchist circles and going undercover in British India where, seeking refuge from a confrontation with a British officer, he discovers a manuscript which holds the secret of Jesus' lost years.


The furthest station, Ben Aaronovitch.
There have been ghosts on the London Underground; sad, harmless spectres whose presence does little more than give a frisson to travelling and boost tourism. But now there's a rash of sightings on the Metropolitan Line and these ghosts are frightening, aggressive and seem to be looking for something.
Successor's promise, Trudi Canavan.
Third book in ther Millenium's Rule series.
Who killed Sherlock Holmes?, Paul Cornell.
As a fictional character remembered by the people of London, Sherlock Holmes' ghost walked the city, but now someone has put a ceremonial dagger through his chest. What could be the motive?
For a few demons more, Kim Harrison.
Bargaining with demons has left Rachel Morgan in constant danger of losing her soul. As if being famous in the underworld for all the wrong reasons and sharing her home with a vampire and her jealous girlfriend didn't make her vulnerable enough, one night Rachel finds demons ransacking her home.
Tarnished city, Vic James.
Second book in the Dark Gifts trilogy.
Godsgrave, Jay Kristoff.
Second book in the Nevernight series.
The brightest fell, Seanan McGuire.
The latest title in the October Daye series.
Assassin's price, L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
11th book in the Imager Portfolio series.
Wise Phuul, Daniel Stride.
Telto Phuul, Necromancer and Library Clerk, likes his days safe and predictable. Not for him the intrigues of the Viiminian Empire, a gothic monstrosity held together by sheer force of will. Until the Empire's dreaded secret police come knocking.

Fiction from the rest of the World

Stranger, David Bergen.
Iso is a young Guatemalan woman working at a fertility clinic at Ixchel, in the highlands of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas. She caters to the rich, northern women who visit the clinic hoping the waters of the nearby lake might increase their chances of conception. Canadian novelist.
The day before happiness, Erri De Luca
A young orphan boy grows up in Naples, playing football, roaming the city's streets and hidden places. The older boys call him 'monkey' because he can climb anywhere. He is alone, apart from Don Gaetano, the apartment caretaker, who feeds him, teaches him to play scopa, and tells him stories about women, history and the dark secrets of Naples' past.
After disasters, Viet Dinh.
Told through the eyes of four people in the wake of a life-shattering earthquake in India.
Go, went, gone, Jenny Erpenbeck
Richard has spent his life as a university professor, immersed in the world of books and ideas, but now he is retired, his books remain in their packing boxes and he steps into the streets of his city, Berlin. Here, on Alexanderplatz, he discovers a new community; a tent city, established by African asylum seekers. Impressive novel by German author.
Little man, what now?, Hans Fallada
Written just before the Nazis came to power, this darkly enchanting novel tells the simple story of a young couple trying to eke out a decent life amidst an economic crisis that's transforming their country into a place of anger and despair.
What she left, Rosie Fiore.
Helen Cooper has a charmed life. She's beautiful, accomplished, organised; the star parent at the school. Until she disappears. But Helen wasn't abducted or murdered. She's chosen to walk away, abandoning her family, husband Sam, and her home. Author is South African now living in Britain.

Fiction Selector's Choice

The bureau of second chances, Sheena Kalail
Is going back the only way to start again? After more than thirty years in London, recently-widowed Thomas Imbalil returns to India. He spends his first months in uncluttered isolation in his house overlooking the Arabian Sea, in a small fishing village in Kerala. But when he agrees to look after his friend's business, Chacko's Optical Store, he meets and befriends Rani, the young assistant.
The wardrobe mistress, Patrick McGrath.
It is January, 1947. The war has been over for two years. London's in ruins, there's nothing to eat, and it's the coldest winter in living memory. To make matters worse, one of the great stage actors of the day, Charlie Grice, has suddenly died. His wife Joan, the wardrobe mistress, is prostrate with grief. She's persuaded to attend a benefit performance of his last play, and watch an understudy in Charlie's role.
The golden house, Salman Rushdie.
When powerful real estate tycoon Nero Golden immigrates to the States under mysterious circumstances, he and his three adult children assume new identities, taking Roman names, and move into a grand mansion in downtown Manhattan.
My absolute darling, Gabriel Tallent.
rAt fourteen, she roams the woods along the northern California coast. The creeks, tide pools, and rocky islands are her haunts and her hiding grounds, and she is known to wander for miles. But while her physical world is expansive, her personal one is small and treacherous.

Graphic novel

Jojo's bizarre adventure. Part 3, Stardust crusaders. 04, Hirohiko Araki ; [translation, Evan Galloway].
The mystery knight, George R.R. Martin
By chance or providence, Becky Cloonan
Mysteries of the quantum universe, Thibault Damour & Mathieu Burniat
The dark tower. The drawing of the three, House of cards, Stephen King
The dark tower. The drawing of the three, The sailor, Stephen King
The Baker Street Four. Vol. 3, J. B. Djian and Olivier Legrand
Sex fantasy, Sophia Foster-Dimino
Locke & key. Heaven and Earth, Joe Hill ; art by Gabriel Rodriguez.
Extremity. Volume One, Artist, Daniel Warren Johnson
Ether. Volume 1, Death of the last golden blaze, Matt Kindt
The walking dead. Volume 28, A certain doom, Robert Kirkman
Nick Cave : mercy on me, Reinhard Kleist
Lone Wolf & Cub. Omnibus 4, Kazuo Koike
Loose ends, Jason Latour
Jupiter's legacy. [Book 2], Mark Millar
Batman : year one, Frank Miller
Batman and son, Grant Morrison
Blame! 5, Tsutomu Nihei
Curse words. Volume one, The Devil's Devil, Charles Soule & Ryan Browne


Q, Luther Blissett
Set in Reformation Europe, Q begins with Luther's nailing of his 95 theses on the door of the cathedral church in Wittenberg. Q traces the adventures and conflicts of two central characters: an Anabaptist, a member of the most radical of the Protestant sects and the anarchists of the Reformation, and a Catholic spy and informer, on their thrilling journey across Germany, Italy and the Netherlands.
Kingmaker. Kingdom come, Toby Clements.
1470: The recent tensions between King Edward and his great ally the Earl of Warwick lie forgotten these past months, but even as winter tightens her grip on the land, the peace is shattered by a vicious attack on one of the King's allies.
The orphan of Florence, Jeanne Kalogridis.
Giulia has been an orphan all her life. Raised in Florence's famous Ospedale degli Innocenti, her probing questions and insubordinate behavior made her an unwelcome presence, and at the age of fifteen, she was given an awful choice: become a nun, or be married off to a man she didn't love.
Grace : a novel, Paul Lynch.
Cast out of her home by her mother, Grace, disguised as a boy and accompanied by her younger brother, embarks on a life-changing odyssey in the looming shadow of Ireland's Great Famine.
Caroline : Little House, revisited, Sarah Miller.
In the frigid days of February, 1870, Caroline Ingalls, her husband Charles, and their little girls, Mary and Laura, leave the familiar comforts of the Big Woods of Wisconsin and head west to settle in a beautiful, unpredictable land full of promise and peril the Kansas Indian Territory.
Sisi : empress on her own, Allison Pataki.
In imperial Vienna, where the court halls buzzed with waltzes and champagne, as well as temptation, rivals, and cutthroat intrigue, the intensely personal tale of Empress Sisi unraveled.
The accidental empress, Allison Pataki.
The year is 1853, and the Habsburgs are Europe's most powerful ruling family. With his empire stretching from Austria to Russia, from Germany to Italy, Emperor Franz Joseph is young, rich, and ready to marry. Fifteen-year-old Elisabeth ("Sisi"), Duchess of Bavaria, travels to the Habsburg Court with her older sister, who is betrothed to the young emperor.
Pleasing Mr Pepys, Deborah Swift.
Story of diarist Samuel Pepys' London, vibrantly told through the eyes of his maid.
The last hours, Minette Walters.
When the Black Death enters England through the port of Melcombe in Dorseteshire in June 1348, no one knows what manner of sickness it is or how it spreads and kills so quickly. The Church cites God as the cause, and religious fear grips the people as they come to believe that the plague is a punishment for wickedness.But Lady Anne of Develish has her own ideas.


Sleeping beauties, Stephen King, Owen King.
All around the world, something is happening to women when they fall asleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed, the women become feral and spectacularly violent.
Hasty for the dark : selected horrors, Adam L. G. Nevill.
Second short story collection from the award-winning and widely appreciated British writer of horror fiction.


The scarred woman, Jussi Adler Olsen
Latest Department Q thriller.
The trust, Ronald H. Balson.
Private investigator Liam Taggart returning to his childhood home for an uncle's funeral, only to discover his death might not have been natural.
Hush little baby, Joanna Barnard.
When baby Oliver breaks his arm, no-one can (or will) say how it happened. His mother is exhausted. His father is angry. His older sister is resentful. And they all have something to hide.
The devouring, James R. Benn.
A Billy Boyle World War II mystery
Trent intervenes : including 'The ministering angel' : stories of crime, E. C. Bentley
Twelve stories from the celebrated author of one of the most famous mystery classics ever written,
Trent's own case : a story of crime, E. C. Bentley
Lively vintage mystery.
A summer revenge, Tom Callaghan.
Akyl Borubaev is a reluctant lone wolf, having resigned from Bishkek Murder Squad with blood on his hands. Then the Minister of State Security approaches Borubaev with a promise to give him his old life back but only if he travels to Dubai to find the man's vanished mistress.
Don't let go, Harlan Coben.
Suburban New Jersey Detective Napoleon "Nap" Dumas hasn't been the same since senior year of high school, when his twin brother Leo and Leo's girlfriend Diana were found dead on the railroad tracks and Maura, the girl Nap considered the love of his life, broke up with him and disappeared without explanation
Damaged, Martina Cole.
When the bodies of missing schoolgirls start turning up, former DCI Kate Burrows is dragged out of retirement.
Robert B. Parker's The hangman's sonnet, Reed Farrel Coleman.
Jesse Stone, still reeling from the murder of his fiancee by crazed assassin Mr. Peepers, must keep his emotions in check long enough to get through the wedding day of his loyal protege,
The rat catchers' olympics, Colin Cotterill.
Latest in the Dr. Siri Paiboun series.
Nothing bad happens here, Nikki Crutchley.
The body of missing tourist Bethany Haliwell is found in the small Coromandel town of Castle Bay, where nothing bad ever happens. News crews and journalists from all over the country descend on the small seaside town as old secrets are dragged up and gossip is taken as gospel.
After she vanished, S.A. Dunphy.
Eighteen years ago David Dunnigan took his beloved six-year-old niece Beth shopping. They stopped on a crowded street to hear some buskers. She took her hand from his for a split second. And when he turned around, she was gone.
Sun and shadow, Ake Edwardson
A couple entertain a stranger in their Gothenburg apartment, but his choice of death metal music isn't quite what they had in mind this particular illicit rendezvous will be prove to be their last. Swedish crime novel.
Seven dead, J. Jefferson Farjeon
Intriguing reprint of a classic mystery novel.
The Mitford murders, Jessica Fellowes.
First in a series which will involve The Mitford sisters in murder cases.
Cover up, Patricia Hall.
Kate O'Donnell and her police sergeant partner, Harry Barnard enter dangerous waters when they uncover evidence of a top-level conspiracy.
Force of nature, Jane Harper.
Second novel by Australian author who had a bestsller with "The dry."
A lesson in violence, Jordan Harper.
Meet Polly: eleven years old and smart beyond her years. But she's a loner, always on the outside, until she is unexpectedly reunited with her father. Meet Nate: fresh out of jail and driving a stolen car, Nate takes Polly from the safety of her quiet existence into a world of robbery, violence and the constant threat of death. And he does it to save her life.
The word is murder, Anthony Horowitz.
A wealthy woman strangled 6 hours after she's arranged her own funeral. A very private detective uncovering secrets but hiding his own. A reluctant author drawn into a story he can't control. What do they have in common? Unexpected death, an unsolved mystery and a trail of bloody clues.
Twelve angry librarians, Miranda James.
Lighthearted librarian Charlie Harris is known around his hometown of Athena, Mississippi, for walking his cat, a rescued Maine Coon named Diesel. But he may soon be taken for a walk himself in handcuffs
The Anthill murders, Hans Olav Lahlum
1972. Across Oslo, a serial killer is hunting down young women. Each victim found strangled and with a peculiar calling-card placed upon their bodies: a cut-out picture of an ant. Clever Norwegian crime tale.
Carnivore, Jonathan Lyon.
Meet Leander: lover, fighter, liar. He learnt a long time ago that nothing is as intoxicating as blood. But whether it's his or someone else's doesn't matter any more. There's a mysterious pain in every muscle of his body and it's got so bad that he'll do anything to escape it. Up to now, it's been his secret.
Odd child out, Gilly Macmillan.
Abdi Mahal and Noah Sadler have been inseparable since they met. They've stuck together, even when their peers have excluded them. But when a horrifying incident leaves Noah in a coma and fighting for his life, Abdi is too traumatised to say anything about what happened. DI Jim Clemo, freshly returned to work after an enforced leave of absence, is tasked to investigate.
The Zealot's bones, D.M. Mark.
In 1849, Hull is a city forgotten and abandoned; in the grip of a cholera outbreak that sees its poorest citizens cut down by the cartload. Into this world of flame and grief comes Mesach Stone, a former soldier, lost upon his way. He's been hired as bodyguard by a Canadian academic hunting for the bones of the apostle Simon the Zealot, rumoured to lie somewhere in Lincolnshire.
The reckoning, James McGee.
1813: Bow Street Runner Matthew Hawkwood is summoned to a burial ground and finds the corpse of a young woman, murdered and cast into an open grave.Latest in series.
Lightning men, Thomas Mullen.
Atlanta, 1950. In a divided city, crime comes home. White officer Denny Rakestraw joins Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith from Atlanta's Negro Officer precinct to face the Klan, gangs and family warfare.
The color of fear, Marcia Muller.
Latest title in the long running Sharon McCone series.
Haunted, James Patterson & James O. Born.
Detective Michael Bennett and his family are about to be haunted by a father's worst nightmare, the signs he should have seen and a son's desperate cry for help.
Twenty-one days, Anne Perry.
1910. Sir Thomas Pitt's son, Daniel, is in the middle of his first case as a barrister when he is summoned to the Old Bailey for an important trial. Renowned biographer Russell Graves is charged with the brutal murder of his wife and Daniel must assist in his defence.
The pool house, Tasmina Perry.
An invitation to join a group in an exclusive Hamptons house-share, who could say no? But when she discovers what happened last summer, Jem can't help but feel a chill. A young woman was found drowned in the house's pool.
The shock, Marc Raabe
When Laura goes missing during a storm on the Cote d'Azur, the only thing her friend Jan finds is her smartphone with a disturbing film in the memory. Back in Berlin, Jan's neighbour is discovered with a bloody message left on her forehead. As Jan searches for answers about what happened to Laura, he is thrown into a nightmare of madness and murder.
Blackout, Ragnar Jonasson
On the shores of a tranquil fjord in Northern Iceland, a man is brutally beaten to death on a bright summer's night.
The mother, Jaime Raven.
South London detective Sarah Mason is a single mother. It's a tough life, but Sarah gets by. She and her ex-husband, fellow detective Adam Boyd, adore their 15-month-old daughter Molly. Until Sarah's world falls apart when she receives a devastating threat: Her daughter has been taken, and the abductor plans to raise Molly as their own, as punishment for something Sarah did.
Sleeping beauties, Jo Spain.
A young woman, Fiona Holland, has gone missing from a small Irish village. A search is mounted, but there are whispers. Fiona had a wild reputation. Was she abducted, or has she run away?
The hidden, Sally Spencer.
DCI Paniatowski's team are increasingly convinced that the girl found dead in the woods is the victim of a ritual killing, carried out by a secret society which has been established in the very heart of Whitebridge.
The girl in the green dress, Cath Staincliffe.
How far would you go to protect your child? Can you really keep them safe? What if who they are puts them at risk? And what if they have blood on their hands? Excellent novel by one of Britain's best thriller writers.
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, Matthew Sullivan.
Lydia Smith lives her life hiding in plain sight. A clerk at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, she keeps a meticulously crafted existence among her beloved books, eccentric colleagues, and the BookFrogs; the lost and lonely regulars who spend every day marauding the store's overwhelmed shelves. But when Joey Molina, a young, beguiling BookFrog, kills himself in the bookstore, Lydia's life comes unglued.
Without fear or favor, Robert K. Tanenbaum.
When a cop shoots down the son of a respected inner-city Baptist preacher, the community rises up in anger and demands to have the officer prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. But there's something more than a call for justice at work here.
Unforgivable, Mike Thomas.
With the city on high alert and all officers being drafted in to aid the search for the attacker, DC Will MacReady feels sidelined when he's asked to investigate a knife attack on a young woman.
Troll, D.B. Thorne.
Years ago, Fortune gave up on his daughter, Sophie, after a troubled adolescence. Now she's gone missing, vanished without trace. And after weeks of investigation, the police have given up on her, too. Driven by guilt, and a determination to atone for his failures as a father, he takes on the search himself.
A patient fury, Sarah Ward.
When Detective Constable Connie Childs is dragged from her bed to the fire-wrecked property on Cross Farm Lane she knows as she steps from the car that this house contains death.
From the shadows, Neil White.
When defence lawyer Dan Grant inherits a murder case just weeks away from trial, he's just expected to babysit it and take his fee. But Dan's not that kind of lawyer. If he takes on a case then he investigates it his way; wherever the evidence takes him.

New Zealand Fiction

Huia short stories. 12 : contemporary Māori fiction.,
Here are the best short stories and novel extracts from the Pikihuia Awards for Māori writers 2017 as judged by Whiti Hereaka, Paula Morris, Poia Rewi amd Rawinia Higgins.
Collected stories, Barry Crump.
Barry Crump was one of New Zealand's most popular authors of all time. From A good keen man in 1960 through to his death in 1996, over a million copies of the 24 books he wrote were sold.
Salt picnic, PatricK Evans.
All the time on the island there had been something she was looking for. She knew she had to keep this in mind, and that she'd know what it was when she found it. Whatever it proved to be.
Beneath pale water, Thalia Henry.
A social realist and expressionistic novel that follows a triangle of three damaged individuals - a sculptor, a vagrant and a model - who have grown calcified shells against the world.
Baby, Annaleese Jochems.
Cynthia is twenty-one, bored and desperately waiting for something big to happen. Her striking fitness instructor, Anahera, is ready to throw in the towel on her job and marriage. With stolen money and a dog in tow they run away.
Johnson : a novel, Dean Parker.
Johnson had killed a man in the central North Island, got himself smuggled back to England on a freighter, taken off again, this time to Spain to fight in a war. Then he met Hilary. She was from New Zealand, from Wellington, brimming over with words.
The necessary angel, C. K. Stead.
A beautifully written, carefully observed novel that takes you to the heart of contemporary Paris and into a world of books and witty conversation.


The midwife's longed-for baby, Caroline Anderson.
From passion to pregnancy, Tina Beckett.
The doctor's forbidden temptation, Tina Beckett.
The prince's Cinderella bride, Amalie Berlin.
Her New York billionaire, Andrea Bolter.
The Italian's virgin acquisition, Michelle Conder.
Conveniently engaged to the boss, Ellie Darkins.
Sarah and the secret sheikh, Michelle Douglas.
One night that changed her life, Emily Forbes.
A remembered land, Anya Forest.
A southern shelter, Anya Forest.
A proposal from the crown prince, Jessica Gilmore.
Summer and the groomsman, Cathryn Hein.
Engaged for her enemy's heir, Kate Hewitt.
It ends with us, Colleen Hoover.
The tycoon's outrageous proposal, Miranda Lee.
Taking home the tycoon, Catherine Mann.
At the ruthless billionaire's command, Carole Mortimer.
His Drakon runaway bride, Tara Pammi.
The throne he must take, Chantelle Shaw.
Claiming his one-night baby, Michelle Smart.
Bride for the single dad, Jennifer Taylor.
A family for the billionaire, Dani Wade.
Cipriani's innocent captive, Cathy Williams.


A winter love song, Rita Bradshaw.
Bonnie Lindsay is born into a travelling fair community in the north-east in 1918, and when her mother dies just months later Bonnie's beloved father becomes everything to her. Then, at the tender age of ten years old, disaster strikes.
Rags to riches, Nancy Carson.
Plucked from obscurity, young cellist Maxine Kite is thankful for the chance given to her by Birmingham's orchestra but a piece of her is unfulfilled.
Lizzie's war, Rosie Clarke.
Against the devastating Blitz of London, normal life must continue for Lizzie Larch. With Sebastian returning to war, Lizzie must make a success of her business in order to survive and care for herself and her young child.
Tilly True, Dilly Court.
'I aint always going to be poor, I made me mind up to that.' Dismissed from her position as housemaid under a cloud of misunderstanding, Tilly True is forced to return home. But Tilly is determined to make something of her life and, rather than admit the truth to her poverty-stricken family, she sets out once more in search of employment.
Workhouse orphans, Holly Green.
All they have left is each other. Will they ever escape the workhouse?
Saffron Lane, Anna Jacobs.
Nell has come to feel very at home in her beautiful corner of Wiltshire, and is happily acclimatising to married life. What she could do with, however, is a challenge, and the prospect of bringing life back to an abandoned row of houses, Saffron Lane, is just what she's looking for.
A wartime friend, Lizzie Lane.
Leah escapes from a train bound for a death camp along with a surprising friend, a kind-natured German Shepherd dog. Discovered in France by an RAF pilot, the traumatized Leah wakes to find she's forgotten everything. Fostered by the pilot and Meg, his wife, Leah becomes Lily, remembering nothing of her former life.
The baby doctor, Fiona McArthur.
Sienna Wilson is living her dream in the city: a rewarding obstetrics job in a leading hospital, an apartment with a view, and handsome Sergeant McCabe on call whenever she needs him. The last thing she wants is a posting to investigate a medical mystery in a remote outback town.
Sanctuary, Judy Nunn.
On a barren island off the coast of Western Australia, a rickety wooden dinghy runs aground. Aboard are nine people who have no idea where they are.
Fairytale, Danielle Steel.
Camille Lammenais has grown up in the beauty of the Napa Valley surrounded by acres of her family's vineyards. Her parents, Christophe and Joy, still deeply in love after two decades of marriage, have built a renowned winery and chateau modelled after Christophe's ancient family estate in his native Bordeaux.
A question of trust, Penny Vincenzi.
In 1950s London, Tom Knelston is charismatic, charming, with a passion for politics and reform. He is a man with ambition and someone to watch. His wife Alice, a former nurse, shares his ideals. It seems they are the perfect match. Then, out of the blue, Tom meets an old childhood acquaintance.

Science fiction

The ghost line, Andrew Neil Gray and J. S. Herbison.
The Martian Queen was the Titanic of the stars before it was decommissioned, set to drift back and forth between Earth and Mars on the off-chance that reclaiming it ever became profitable for the owners.
Provenance, Ann Leckie.
A power-driven young woman has just one chance to secure the status she craves and regain priceless lost artifacts prized by her people. She must free their thief from a prison planet from which no one has ever returned.
Autonomous, Annalee Newitz.
Earth, 2144. Jack is an anti-patent scientist turned drug pirate, traversing the world in a submarine as a pharmaceutical Robin Hood, fabricating cheap scrips for poor people who can't otherwise afford them.
A man of shadows : a Nyquist mystery, Jeff Noon.
Below the neon skies of Dayzone where the lights never go out, and night has been banished - lowly private eye John Nyquist takes on a teenage runaway case.
The castle in Cassiopeia, Mike Resnick.
Third title in the "Dead eners" series.
The delirium brief, Charles Stross.
Eighth title in the "Laundry Files" series.


McAllister's last ride, Bill Cartwright.
Even marshals hang, Sam Clancy.
Gunpowder empire, Matt Cole.
Day of the hired gun, Ethan Flagg.
Guns and dreamers, Scott Gese.