New Titles Fiction October 2016 (arrived in September 2016)


Puppet Master Dale Brown and Jim DeFelice.
Recruited in the wake of a miraculous rescue into the FBI to help track down criminals behind a massive financial scam, a robotics genius is swept up by a dangerous conspiracy that compels him to unleash the most powerful cyber weapons the world has ever seen.
Pirate : a Sam and Remi Fargo adventure Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell.
Husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo try to unravel another ancient and cryptic code.
The commodore P. T. Deutermann.
In The Commodore, the Navy in 1942-1943 is fighting a losing battle against Japan for control of the Solomon Islands. Vice Admiral William "Bull" Halsey is tasked to change the course of the war.
Dead eye Mark Greaney.
A former CIA master assassin reappears from hiding to take revenge upon a former employee, who is a practiced killer himself.
On target Mark Greaney.
Four years ago, Court Gentry was betrayed by his handlers in the CIA. To survive, he had to eliminate his own brothers in arms. Now, as a master assassin known as the Gray Man, he makes his living killing other people.
Red right hand Chris Holm.
When viral video footage from a terrorist attack in San Francisco reveals that a mob informant thought dead is still alive, FBI Special Agent Charlie Thompson knows just who to contact to save her witness from certain death: Michael Hendricks. He may be a hitman, but he's not a bad guy.
Assassin's silence Ward Larsen.
When it comes to disappearing, David Slaton has few equals. Police in three countries have written off trying to find him. His old employer, Mossad, keeps no forwarding address. Even his wife and son are convinced he is dead.
Any minute now Eric Van Lustbader.
Red Rover is broken, finished, dead. The blackest of black ops teams is betrayed on a mission to capture and interrogate a mysterious Saudi. One of their own is killed, the remaining two barely get home alive. Then without warning or explanation the mission is shut down.
The constant soldier William Ryan.
1944. Paul Brandt, a soldier in the German army, returns wounded and ashamed from the bloody chaos of the Eastern front to find his village home much changed and existing in the dark shadow of an SS rest hut a luxurious retreat for those who manage the concentration camps.
The Pacific affair Gary Paul Stephenson.
Following a presentation to the UN, Charles Langham demands action from world leaders or he will take action. He soon realizes that he will have to force their hand. Langham orders his wife's evacuation from their Amazon reforestation project where she has been attacked.

American Fiction

Cooking for Picasso Camille Aubray.
The French Riviera, spring 1936: It's off-season in the lovely seaside village of Juan-les-Pins, where seventeen-year-old Ondine cooks with her mother in the kitchen of their family-owned Cafe Paradis. A mysterious new patron who's slipped out of Paris and is traveling under a different name has made an unusual request to have his lunch served to him at the nearby villa he's secretly rented. The mystery man is Picasso.
The sellout Paul Beatty.
Raised by a single father, a controversial sociologist at Riverside Community College, he spent his childhood as the subject in psychological studies, classic experiments revised to include a racially-charged twist.
Man in the corner Nathan Besser.
Can you become someone else without the world noticing? When David's wife confesses that she was once a prostitute, the revelation doesn't disturb him he considers it simply an error of youth. But the following night David collapses from a rare brain disease and within a few months his world is turned upside down.
Harmless like you Rowan Hisayo Buchanan.
Written in startlingly beautiful prose, Harmless like you is set across New York, Berlin and Connecticut, following the stories of Yuki Oyama, a Japanese girl fighting to make it as an artist, and Yuki's son Jay who, as an adult in the present day, is forced to confront his mother who abandoned him when he was only two years old.
The real Liddy James Anne-Marie Casey.
Top New York divorce attorney and divorced mother of two finds her life unravels so she needs to make decisions.
The hopefuls Jennifer Close.
A sharp and funny novel about ambition and marriage from the bestselling author of "Girls in White Dresses."
Ashes of fiery weather Kathleen Donohoe.
A multigenerational tale about the passionate loves and losses of women in a family of firefighters traces their experiences spanning from famine-era Ireland to Brooklyn a decade after the September 11 attacks.
Lost along the way Erin Duffy.
Three women rekindle their lost friendship after small tragedies occur. Readers of Jane Green and Elin Hilderbrand should enjoy this one.
Here I am Jonathan Safran Foer.
A big ambitious book that tells the story of a fractured family in Washington D.C. and a huge earthquake in the Middle East.
Valley of the moon Melanie Gideon.
Lux is a single mom struggling to make her way in the world when she stumbles across an idyllic town in the Sonoma valley where she feels instantly at home. It seems like a place from another time until she realizes it actually is.
If I forget you : a love story T. C. Greene.
When Margot and Henry meet, they fall deeply in love. And then they lose each other. But Henry can't forget Margot and Margot is haunted by her memories of Henry. They live in each other's minds. Twenty-one years later, they meet, by chance, on a Manhattan street. And that's where their story truly begins.
Hide Matthew Griffin.
Moving first novel about two gay men who meet after World WarI II and choose to live together on a remote homestead , taking care to never be seen together. The novel explores what happens years later when times are different.
How to party with an infant Kaui Hart Hemmings.
A likeable story about a quirky single mom in San Francisco who tiptoes through the minefields of the Mommy Wars and manages to find friendship and love.
The book that matters most Ann Hood.
A woman whose marriage has collapsed and whose grown children are overseas joins a book club.
The translation of love Lynne Kutsukake.
During the American occupation, the citizens of Japan were encouraged to apply directly to General MacArthur "if you have a problem, write a letter, this is what democracy means" and so write they did. MacArthur received over 500,000 letters, letters of entreaty, rage, gratitude, complaint, even adoration. 12-year-old Fumi Tanaka has a problem her beautiful and beloved older sister, Sumiko, has disappeared.
Age of consent Marti Leimbach.
Estranged mother and daughter have to come to terms with their shared and painful past.
Love in Central America Clancy Martin.
Brett is in Central America, away from her husband, Paul, when she meets his friend Eduard. Though unimpressed with him at first, the two soon launch into a passionate affair.
A lowcountry wedding Mary Alice Monroe.
Nothing could be more enchanting than a summer wedding or two! in Charleston's fabled lowcountry. A centuries-old plantation, an avenue of ancient oaks dripping moss, a storied ballroom, a sand dune at sunset. Yet when a stranger arrives, a long held family secret could silence the bells ringing for the Muir sisters.
The unseen world Liz Moore.
The moving story of a daughter's quest to discover the truth about her beloved father's hidden past. Ada Sibelius is raised by David, her brilliant, eccentric, socially inept single father, who directs a computer science lab in 1980s-era Boston.
The perfect neighbors Sarah Pekkanen.
Bucolic Newport Cove, where spontaneous block parties occur on balmy nights and all of the streets are named for flowers, is proud of its distinction of being named one the top twenty safest neighbourhoods in the US. It's also filled with secrets.
The risen Ron Rash.
Two brothers clash over a young woman in the summer of 1969. Interesting mix of whodunit and literary novel.
The last days of summer Vanessa Ronan.
After ten years in the Huntsville State Penitentiary, Jasper Curtis returns home to live with his sister and her two daughters. Lizzie does not know who she's letting into her home: the brother she grew up loving or the monster he became.
Family tree Susan Wiggs.
Annie Rush knows how lucky she is. The producer of a popular television cooking show, she loves her handsome husband and the beautiful Los Angeles home they share. And now, she's pregnant with their first child. But in an instant, her life is shattered. And when Annie awakes from a yearlong coma, she discovers that time isn't the only thing she's lost.
Break in case of emergency Jessica Winter.
Satirical comedy about New York, friendshiip, fertility and trying to cope with a toxic workplace.
Underground airlines Ben H. Winters.
It is the present-day, and the world is as we know it. Except for one thing: slavery still exists. Victor has escaped his life as a slave, but his freedom came at a high price. Striking a bargain with the government, he has to live his life working as a bounty hunter. And he is the best they've ever trained.
Another Brooklyn Jacqueline Woodson.
For August, running into a long-ago friend sets in motion resonant memories and transports her to a time and a place she thought she had mislaid: 1970s Brooklyn, where friendship was everything.

Australian fiction

The easy way out Steven Amsterdam.
If you could help someone in pain, would you? Evan is a nurse, a suicide assistant. His job is legal just. He's the one at the hospital who hands out the last drink to those who ask for it. Evan's friends don't know what he does during the day.
The toy maker Liam Pieper.
Adam Kulakov likes his life. He's on the right side of middle age; the toy company he owns brightens the lives of millions of children around the world; and he has more money than he can ever spend, a wife and child he adores, and as many mistresses as he can reasonably hide from them. There are, however, secrets.
The museum of modern love Heather Rose.
Arky Swann is a film composer in New York separated from his wife, who has asked him to keep one devastating promise. One day he finds his way to The Atrium at MOMA and sees Marina Abramovic in The Artist is Present. The performance continues for seventy-five days and, as it unfolds, so does Arky.
Walking on trampolines Frances Whiting.
Tallulah 'Lulu' de Longland is a pretty normal teenager except for the secret language she shares with her quirky best friend, Annabelle Andrews, and having a mother who gives names to the dresses she wears.
The love of a bad man Laura Elizabeth Woollett.
Short stories about women who were involved with some of history's worst men.

British Fiction

Sex and death : stories Sarah Hall and Peter Hobbs.
In this provocative and haunting collection of short stories, edited by two excellent writers, a diverse group of contemporary writers probes the nature and connection between two of the most powerful, exhilarating, and terrifying forces that define and shape the human experience.
The inheritance Katie Agnew.
Sophia Beaumont-Brown was an it girl. But now she's in the papers for all the wrong reasons. Single, sofa-surfing and not speaking to her family, only her grandmother has any faith left in her.
The new Mrs Clifton Elizabeth Buchan.
As the Second World War draws to a close, Gus Clifton, having been working with the interrogation teams in Germany and out of touch with his family, surprises his sisters at their home. But an even greater shock is the woman he brings home, Krista the German wife whom he has married secretly in Berlin.
Blue dog Louis de Bernieres
Prequel to his earlier novel "Red dog" tells the story of life on a cattle station and a boy and a lost puppy.
My name is Leon Kit de Waal.
1980 Birmingham where a nine year old boy meets his baby brother and bonds immediately. Sadly, their feckless mother fails them and the baby is adopted. Described by critics as genuinely moving.
Miss you Kate Eberlen.
Romantic comedy about a couple meant to be who keep missing each other and going different ways. Advance publicity says it is aimed at the "One day" fans.
The empathy problem Gavin Extence.
Man pronounced terminally ill finds that the tumour changes his personality and he becomes an altogether kinder and nicer person.
The Russian concubine Kate Furnivall.
Junchow, China, 1928. Lydia Ivanova has a fierce spirit. Nothing can dim it, not even the foul waters of the Peiho River. Into the river's grime bodies are tossed those of thieves and Communists alike. So every time Lydia steals from someone to feed herself and her mother, she takes her life into her own hands. Lydia's mother, Valentina, numbered among the Russian elite until the Bolsheviks rounded them up.
Devastation road Jason Hewitt.
Spring, 1945: A man wakes in a field in a country he does not know. Injured and confused, he pulls himself to his feet and starts to walk, and so sets out on an extraordinary journey in search of his home, his past and himself.
The safest place in London Maggie Joel.
On a frozen January evening in 1944, Nancy Levin, and her three-year-old daughter, Emily, flee their impoverished East London home as an air raid siren sounds. Not far away, 39- year-old Diana Meadows and her own child, three-year-old Abigail, are lost in the black-out as the air raid begins.
Beast Paul Kingsnorth.
Second novel in a trilogy. It follows "The wake" which Philip Pullman praised.
Confidence Rowland Manthorpe and Kirstin Smith.
A group of final year undergrads deal with life, love, philosophy and exams.
The lesser bohemians Eimear McBride.
A story of first love and redemption, from the author of the multi-award-winning A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing.
Nutshell Ian McEwan.
Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. She's still in the marital home a dilapidated, priceless London townhouse but John's not here. Instead, she's with his brother, the profoundly banal Claude, and the two of them have a plan. But there is a witness to their plot: the inquisitive, nine-month-old resident of Trudy's womb.
The tidal zone Sarah Moss.
Unusual and gripping tale about ordinary family lives which are tipped over when the daughter collapses one day at school.
The dress shop of dreams Menna Van Praag.
Since her parents' mysterious deaths many years ago, scientist Cora Sparks has spent her days in the safety of her university lab or at her grandmother Etta's dress shop. Tucked away on a winding Cambridge street, Etta's charming tiny store appears quite ordinary to passersby, but the colourfully vibrant racks of beaded silks, delicate laces, and jewel-toned velvets hold bewitching secrets.
Saints and sailors Pam Rhodes.
Three groups of people come together for a more-or-less godly cruise around the British Isles: to Lindisfarne, the Loch Ness Monster Museum, Iona and Mull, Dublin and the Scilly Isles. There are familiar faces from St Stephens, Dunbridge; some new folk from Neil's new parish in Derbyshire; and the slightly long-suffering crew, not least her skipper.
Acts of love Talulah Riley.
Bernadette is expert at hiding the truth. She has built her career as a journalist on her talent for lulling powerful men into a false sense of security, then exposing them in her ruthless profile pieces. But in Radley Blake, she may have met her match.
To be continued ; or, Conversations with a toad James Robertson.
A man with a midlife crisis sets out on a wild goose chase from Edinburgh to the Highlands in this wacky story.
A Tuscan summer Sally Stewart.
When Nell Fanshawe's husband Giles announces that their long-awaited holiday plans must change, and that they have been 'invited' to spend the summer in Tuscany with Giles' most valued and demanding client, wealthy businessman Frank Middleton, Nell is dismayed as she knows Giles will be at Middleton's beck and call.
The last pearl fisher of Scotland Julia Stuart.
The last expert in the ancient art of pearl fishing, he's on a quest to track down the pearl that will complete a necklace for his wife, Elspeth, convinced that the love token will save their marriage. But Scotland's rivers are running out of mussels, Elspeth is running out of patience, and their daughter, Maggie, is running wild with her moustachioed pet rabbit.
A boy made of blocks Keith Stuart.
Inspired by the author's experience with his autistic son., the story of a father who is finding parenting difficult until he starts playing Minecraft with his son and both find this is a good place to communicate.
All that man is David Szalay.
Here are nine men. Each of them is at a different stage in life, each of them is away from home, and each of them is striving - in the suburbs of Prague, in an over-developed Alpine village, beside a Belgian motorway, in a crap Cypriot hotel to understand just what it means to be alive, here and now.
The Lauras Sara Taylor.
A mother and daughter leave home for life on the road and the girl discovers a map that will take them to Canada.
Blind Cath Weeks.
Twyla Ridley, resourceful, optimistic, has just had her first child. It's what she and her husband, Dylan, have always wished for. However, Charlie is blind. For the first time in her adult life Twyla feels truly tested. She cherishes her son, showering him with love and boundless affection, but there's a part of her that aches for him to see. Promising first novel.


Blood mage Stephen Aryan.
Second in the "Age of darkness" series.
Heart of granite James Barclay.
Starts a new military fantasy series featuring hunter-killer Max Halloran.
Penric's demon : a fantasy novella in the world of the five gods Lois McMaster Bujold.
Begins the "World of the five gods" series.
Spellbreaker Blake Charlton.
Third in the Spell series.
Shadow's blade David B. Coe.
Third in the "Case files of Justis Fearsson" series.
The watcher of dead time Edward Cox.
Concludes the "Guild fantasy" trilogy.
Poison city Paul Crilley.
First in an intriguing new series of fantasy crime novels featuring Gideon Tau who works for the occult investigative unit of the South African police.
Saint's blood Sebastien de Castell.
Third book in The Greatcoats series.
A shattered empire Mitchell Hogan.
In the conclusion to Mitchell Hogan's award-winning Sorcery Ascendant Sequence, a young sorcerer must learn to wield his extraordinary powers to defeat two warring empires.
Frost line Linda Howard & Linda Jones.
Lenna is Strength, a manifestation of the Tarot card, and powerful beyond reckoning. But when she's pulled into the human realm, tasked with protecting a young boy, everything is thrown into chaos.
Dead man's reach D. B. Jackson.
Fourth in the Thieftaker Chronicles. Author is pseudonym for David B. Coe.
The obelisk gate N. K. Jemisin.
Second in the "Broken earth" series.
The last adventure of Constance Verity. Book one A. Lee Martinez.
Granted a wish at birth, Constance Verity has become one of the world's great adventurers. A master of exotic martial arts and a keen detective, she is in possession of a collection of strange artifacts, which are mostly kept in unlabeled boxes in her apartment.
The boy who wept blood Den Patrick.
Den Patrick has already established himself as a new favourite for fans of Scott Lynch and Robin Hobb alike.
Wild embrace : a Psy-Changeling collection Nalini Singh.
"The "alpha author of paranormal romance" presents a stunningly sensual collection of four all-new Psy-Changeling novellas, in which taboos are broken, boundaries are crossed, and instincts prove irresistible.
The world raven A.J. Smith.
Fourth in the Long War chronicles set in the lands of Ro.

Fiction from the rest of the World

The Joyce girl Annabel Abbs.
Paris, 1928. Avant-garde Paris is buzzing with the latest ideas in art, music and literature from artists such as Ford Madox Ford and Zelda Fitzgerald. Lucia, the talented and ambitious daughter of controversial genius James Joyce, is making her name as a dancer. But when Lucia falls passionately in love with budding writer (and fellow Irish expat) Samuel Beckett he is banned from the Joyce family home.
Karolina's twins Ronald H. Balson.
Lena Woodward, an elderly woman, enlists the help of both lawyer Catherine Lockhart and private investigator Liam Taggart to appraise the story of her harrowing past in Nazi occupied Poland.
The secret ways of perfume Cristina Caboni
Elena has a gift unlike any other: the ability to decipher the ingredients of a perfume from its scent alone. Perfume is a part of who she is, and where she comes from. Big bestseller in Italy.
Don't tell me you're afraid Giuseppe Catozzella
Based on a remarkable true story, an unforgettable Somali girl risks her life on the migrant journey to Europe to run in the Olympic
The schooldays of Jesus J.M. Coetzee.
David is the small boy who is always asking questions. Simon and Ines take care of him in their new town, Estrella. He is learning the language; he has begun to make friends. He has the big dog Bolivar to watch over him. But he'll be seven soon and he should be at school.
Dear Mr M Herman Koch
Mr M is being watched. As a famous writer, he is no stranger to the limelight, although interest in his work has been dwindling of late. His print runs are smaller than they used to be, and so are the crowds at his bookshop signings. But there is someone still interested in Mr M and keeping an extremely close eye on him-someone whose own story bears more than a passing resemblance to the plot of Mr M's bestselling thriller.
The Letter Killers Club Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky
The logic of the Letter Killers Club, a secret society of "conceivers" who commit nothing to paper on principle, is strict and uncompromising. Every Saturday they meet in a fire-lit room hung with blank black bookshelves to present their "pure and unsubstantiated" conceptions.
A beautiful young wife Tommy Wieringa
Couple clash between his realism and his wife's idealism and the birth of their son increases the tension.
Educated youth Ye Xin
During the Cultural Revolution over 14 million Chinese high school graduates were sent from the cities to live and work in the countryside. They were known as zhiqing 'educated youth'. They fell in love, married, had children. In the late 1970s the policy changed and they were allowed to return, but not their families.

Fiction Selector's Choice

Taduno's song Odafe Atogun.
The day a stained brown envelope arrives from Taduno's homeland, he knows that the time has come to return from exile. Arriving full of hope, the musician discovers that his community no longer recognises him and no one recalls his voice. His girlfriend Lela has disappeared, taken away by government agents. He wanders through his house in search of clues but any trace of his old life has been erased.
Orphans of the carnival Carol Birch.
A re-envisioned life of Julia Pastrana, an extraordinary carnival performer in the 1800s famous for her strange appearance and superb dancing./dd>
The fortunes Peter Ho Davies.
Aurthor of the much praised "The Welsh girl" returns with a novel set over 150 years and telling the stories of four actual characters of Chinese descent and their experiences in America.
The secret diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 years old Hendrik Groen
An elderly man in a care home in Amsterdam founds "The old not dead club" with others. A huge bestseller.
A house without windows Nadia Hashimi.
Zeba's life is shattered when her husband is found brutally murdered. Zeba is arrested and jailed. With the fate of Zeba's life in his hands, Afghan-born, American-raised Yusuf discovers that, like Afghanistan itself, his client may not be at all what he imagines. A moving look at the lives of modern Afghan women.
The allegations Mark Lawson.
On the morning after he has celebrated his 60th birthday party at a celebrity-filled party, Ned Marriott is in bed with his partner, Emma, when there's a knock on the door. Detectives from the London police force's 'Operation Millpond' have come to arrest him over an allegation of sexual assault.
A quiet life Natasha Walter.
Wife. Mother. Spy. Gripping tale of pollitcal ideals, love and espionage in 1940s-1950s London. First novel by a notable nonfiction author.
Resolution A. N. Wilson.
The story of Captain Cook and his three voyages to the Southern Hemisphere. A fascinating historical novel where the main character is George Foster, botanist on board.

Graphic novel

Fresh romance. Volume 1.
Goodnight Punpun. 2 Inio Asano
Injustice. Gods among us : year four. Volume 1 Brian Buccellato
Highbone theater Joe Daly.
Pretty deadly. Volume two, The bear Kelly Sue Deconnick
Injection. Volume 2 Warren Ellis
School judgment = Gakkyu hotei. 2, Civil trial arc Nobuaki Enoki
School judgment = Gakkyu hotei. 3, Beginning of the end Nobuaki Enoki
The one hundred nights of hero Isabel Greenberg.
How to survive in the North Luke Healy.
The twilight children Gilbert Hernandez
East of West. [5] Jonathan Hickman
Hawkeye. [6], Hawkeyes Jeff Lemire
How to talk to girls at parties Neil Gaiman
Doom Patrol. Book one Grant Morrison
Batman/Superman. Volume 5, Truth hurts Greg Pak
The Blacklist. [1], The Gambler (no. 148) Nicole Phillips
The Blacklist. [2], The Arsonist (no. 123) Nicole Phillips
Black Panther : [the complete collection. Volume 4] Christopher Priest
New Suicide Squad. Volume 3, Freedom Sean Ryan, Brian Buccellato
Cry havoc. [1], Mything in action Simon Spurrier
Batman. Arkham Knight. Volume 3 Peter J. Tomasi, Tim Seeley
Disquiet Noah Van Sciver.


Land of silence Tessa Afshar.
Elianna is a young girl crushed by guilt. After her only brother is killed while in her care, Elianna tries to earn forgiveness by working for her father's textile trade and caring for her family.
Girl in the afternoon Serena Burdick.
The Savarays are at the center of bourgeois Parisian society, as supporters of the Impressionist movement, friends of Edouard Manet, and citizens relatively unaffected by the Franco-Prussian war raging beyond their estate until their beloved adopted son Henri, a burgeoning artist, disappears early one morning and 18-year-old Aimee Savaray sets out to find him.
The Autumn throne Elizabeth Chadwick.
Imprisoned by her husband. Separated from her children. If King Henry II thought these things would push his queen into submission, he was wrong. Eleanor of Aquitaine refused to give into his tyranny. Freed by his death, she became dowager Queen of England.
Fates and traitors Jennifer Chiaverini.
John Wilkes Booth's misguided quest to avenge the vanquished Confederacy led him to commit one of the most notorious acts in the annals of American history.
The royal nanny Karen Harper.
Behind the scenes at Sandringham in the 1890s.
To the bright edge of the world Eowyn Ivey.
Followup to her bestseller, "The snow child," and also set in late 19th century Alaska where a soldier is charged to navigate a previously impassable river.
Saviour of Rome Douglas Jackson.
The latest in the Gaius Valerius Verrens series set in Ancient Rome.
Wild island Jennifer Livett.
What happened to Mrs Rochester at the end of "Jane Eyre"? A fascinating tale that suggests an answer.
Versailles Elizabeth Massie
1667. The civil wars are over and King Louis XIV is on the French throne. To keep the nobles from their plots to overthrow his crown, the King gathers the court at Versailles. He plans to keep them there under his scrutiny by building the greatest palace the world has ever seen.
Golden hope Johanna Nicholls.
At the turn of the last century, in the first years of the new nation, Clytie Hart, travels with her mother and her circus family through the back roads of rural Victoria. Wildebrands Circus has seen better days and when they are persuaded to perform at Hufnung, a small, forgotten town in the Gold Triangle, Clytie's life is changed forever.
A love transformed Tracie Peterson.
When Clara Vesper's husband, Adolph, dies suddenly, Clara is stunned, but not grief-stricken. Her marriage to Adolph had been arranged, their primary interaction revolving around the sapphire jewelry Clara designed and Adolph produced and sold. Widowed and penniless, with two small children, Clara decides to return to her aunt and uncle's ranch in Montana, the only place she has ever been happy.
The star garden Nancy E. Turner.
Draws on the true stories of the author's grandmother to continue the tale of turn-of-the-twentieth-century pioneer Sarah, whose efforts to survive in the Arizona Territory are challenged by drought before a stagecoach accident puts her in the path of three strangers.
A certain age Beatriz Williams.
The Roaring Twenties are brought to life in this tale of scandal and romance in New York high society.


None but the dead Lin Anderson.
Forensic expert returns to investigate human remains discovered in a school on a remote Orkney island.
Betrayals Kelley Armstrong.
When Olivia's life exploded after she found out she was not the adopted child of a privileged Chicago family but of a notorious pair of convicted serial killers she found a refuge in the secluded but oddly welcoming town of Cainsville, Illinois. She then learned a lot more.
To the last drop Sandra Balzo.
The latest in the Maggy Thorsen mystery series.
Blue Madonna James R. Benn.
Billy Boyle, US Army detective and ex-Boston cop, faces his toughest investigation yet: infiltrating enemy lines in France as the Allies invade.
The white ghost : a Billy Boyle World War II mystery James R. Benn.
1943: In the midst of the brutal, hard-fought Solomon Islands campaign between the Allies and the Japanese forces, Lieutenant Billy Boyle receives an odd assignment: he's sent by the powerful Kennedy family to investigate a murder in which PT skipper (and future president) Jack Kennedy has been implicated.
Live and let growl Laurien Berenson.
When her Aunt Peg lands a gig as judge at a Kentucky dog show, Melanie Travis welcomes the opportunity for a road trip. Too bad a killer has planned a deadly detour.
Sting Sandra Brown.
When Jordie Bennet and Shaw Kinnard lock eyes across a disreputable backwater bar, something definitely sparks. Shaw gives off a dangerous vibe that makes men wary and inspires women to sit up and take notice.
The emerald lie : a Jack Taylor novel Ken Bruen.
The latest terror to be visited upon the dark Galway streets arrives in a most unusual form: a Cambridge graduate who becomes murderous over split infinitives, dangling modifiers, and any other sign of bad grammar.
No turning back Tracy Buchanan.
Famous radio presenter Anna Graves and her daughter are violently attacked in the local park. They escape the worst but the attacker is left with a serious injury and later dies in hospital. Anna's life falls apart from that moment. She is charged with manslaughter, subject to threats from the dead boy's family and the focus of a media frenzy.
The Cheltenham Square murder John Bude
Entertaining mystery from the British Library Crime Classics series.
The jealous kind James Lee Burke.
Sequel to his "Wayfaring stranger."
His bloody project Graeme Macrae Burnet.
The year is 1869. A brutal triple murder in a remote community in the Scottish Highlands leads to the arrest of a young man by the name of Roderick Macrae. A memoir written by the accused makes it clear that he is guilty, but it falls to the country's finest legal and psychiatric minds to uncover what drove him to commit such merciless acts of violence.
Surrender, New York Caleb Carr.
Many dedicated years working for the NYPD didn't mean much when criminal psychologist Trajan Jones was fired from the force. Now living in exile on a dairy farm in upstate New York, Trajan is reduced to teaching an online course in criminal investigation. Soon, the real thing returns.
Among the wicked Linda Castillo.
Chief of Police Kate Burkholder is called upon by the sheriff's department in rural, upstate New York to assist on a developing situation that involves a reclusive Amish settlement and the death of a young girl.
My husband's wife Jane Corry.
Married lawyer with a murky past takes on a new case and finds herself drawn towards her client, a man convicted of murder.
I shot the Buddha Colin Cotterill.
The latest in the series with Laos Doctor Siri Paiboun.
The 12:30 from Croydon Freeman Wills Crofts
A murder occurs during a flight over the English Channel in this lively vintage mystery.
The time to kill Mason Cross.
It's been five years since Carter Blake parted ways with top-secret government operation Winterlong. They brokered a deal at the time: he'd keep quiet about what they were doing, and in return he'd be left alone. But news that one of Blake's old allies, a man who agreed the same deal, is dead means things change.
Europa blues Arne Dahl
A Greek gangster arrives in Stockholm, only to be murdered in a macabre fashion at Skansen zoo, his body consumed by animals.
Smile and be a villain Jeanne M. Dams.
A holiday on the picturesque island of Alderney leads to a case of cold-blooded murder for American Anglophile Dorothy Martin.
Darkness for the bastards of Pizzofalcone Maurizio de Giovanni
Second in series set in Naples in which a child is kidnapped and an apartment is burgled and the two seem to be connected.
Death comes to Lynchester Close David Dickinson.
The latest in the Lord Francis Powerscourt series.
Local girl missing Claire Douglas.
Twenty years ago 21-year-old Sophie Collier vanishes one night. She leaves nothing behind but a trainer on the old pier and a hole in the heart of her best friend Francesca. Now a body's been found. And Francesca's drawn back to the seaside town she's tried to forget.
Ben on the job : a Ben the tramp mystery J. Jefferson Farjeon.
Reprint of classic mystery from 1932.
Ben sees it through : a Ben the tramp mystery J. Jefferson Farjeon.
Mystery reprint from 1932.
Detective Ben : a Ben the tramp mystery J. Jefferson Farjeon.
Reprint from 1936 featuring the tramp sleuth.
Inspector Singh investigates : a frightfully English execution Shamini Flint.
Inspector Singh is irate. He's been instructed to attend a Commonwealth conference on policing in London: a job for paper pushers, not real cops, as far as he is concerned. Things, however, get lively.
The crossing places : a Dr Ruth Galloway mystery Elly Griffiths.
When a child's bones are found near an ancient henge in the wild saltmarshes of Norfolk's north coast, Ruth Galloway, a university lecturer in forensic archaeology, is asked to date them by DCI Harry Nelson who thinks they may be the bones of a child called Lucy who has been missing for ten years.
Closed casket : the new Hercule Poirot mystery Sophie Hannah.
A new Poirot, authorised by the Agatha Christie estate.
Brighton Michael Harvey.
Gritty thriller in the Dennis Lehane vein about a journalist who returns to the neighbourhood where he grewp and has to confront his past.
Razor Girl Carl Hiaasen.
Crime comedy where an arrogant reality-TV star incites a riot and is taken hostage by petty criminals.
Birthright David Hingley.
In 1664, four years after Charles II is restored to the throne, Mercia Blakewood stands to lose everything: her father to the executioner's axe, her freedom to her treacherous uncle, her son to his resentful grandparents. But when her father leaves her a cryptic message in his last speech, she seizes her chance to fight back. Impressive historical mystery debut.
A death at Fountains Abbey Antonia Hodgson.
Historical mystery set in 1728 with a murder threat made to one of England's richest men.
The beauty of the end Debbie Howells.
Living aimlessly in a cottage in the English countryside, Noah, an ex-lawyer who dabbles in armchair criminal psychology, is haunted by the memory of a former fiancee he has loved since childhood, whose name he endeavours to clear in the wake of a drug overdose and murder accusations.
Rise the dark Michael Koryta.
Private Investigator Mark Novak's relentlessness as an investigator has been his professional calling card and curse, but the one case he has couldn't bring himself to pursue is the one closest to his heart: that of his wife's death.
For those who know the ending Malcolm Mackay.
From the author of an impressive trilogy set in Glasgow comes this standalone title about gangland crime and dirty money.
The night book Richard Madeley.
From the co-presenter of the U.K. Richard and Judy Book Club. A tale set in Cumbria in 1976 where a family therapist helps middle class people while her own family is falling apart.
Signal for vengeance Edward Marston.
1860, Wimborne, Dorset. Rebecca Tullidge, miserably married to her callous husband, finds some escape through a love affair with another man. After putting her drunk husband to bed one Saturday night, she sneaks from their lodge to meet railway officer, John Bedloe only to discover a corpse.
Out of bounds Val McDermid.
When a teenage joyrider crashes a stolen car, a routine DNA test could be the key to unlocking the mystery of a twenty-year-old murder inquiry.
Quick and the dead Susan Moody.
When her business partner, Dr Helena Drummond, disappears, Alexandra Quick, a former police detective, is determined to use her finely-honed investigative skills to find out what happened to her.
Sergeant Cluff stands firm Gil North
Another British Library Crime Classic, this one first published in 1960.
Lying in wait Liz Nugent.
Lydia Fitzsimons lives in the perfect house with her adoring husband and beloved son. There is just one thing Lydia yearns for to make her perfect life complete, though the last thing she expects is that pursuing it will lead to murder.
Woman of god James Patterson & Maxine Paetro.
St. Peter's Square, Rome. White smoke signals that a new Pope has been chosen.
A great reckoning Louise Penny.
When an intricate old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines, it at first seems no more than a curiosity. But the closer the villagers look, the stranger it becomes. Armand Gamache investigates.
Carver's truth Nick Rennison.
London, 1871. Traveller, photographer and sometime intelligencer Adam Carver is asked by a friend from the Foreign Office to find Dolly Delaney, a West End dancing girl who has been involved with a diplomat and since disappeared.
Black night falling Rod Reynolds.
Journalist returns to Arkansas town where he is asked to solve a case. Second in series.
The rules of backyard cricket Jock Serong.
Suspense tale set in 1970s Australia and in the tradition of Peter Temple's crime tales.
Maigret at the coroner's Georges Simenon
Precious and Grace Alexander McCall Smith.
One bright morning, Precious Ramotswe head of Botswana's No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency receives a visitor: a woman from Australia. This woman asks Precious to take on a case: to find the nursemaid who raised her during her childhood in Botswana.
Kill me twice Anna Smith.
A beautiful model's death uncovers an ugly conspiracy stretching all the way to Westminster in Rosie Gilmour's darkest case to date.
Only daughter Anna Snoekstra.
In 2003, sixteen-year-old Rebecca Winter disappeared. She'd been enjoying her teenage summer break: working at a fast-food restaurant, crushing on an older boy and shoplifting with her best friend. Mysteriously ominous things began to happen.
Only the dead Vidar Sundstol
A Norwegian tourist has been found murdered on the shore of Lake Superior right where an Ojibwe man may have been killed more than one hundred people.
The accident C.L. Taylor.
Sue Jackson has the perfect family but when her teenage daughter Charlotte deliberately steps in front of a bus and ends up in a coma she is forced to face a very dark reality. Retracing her daughter's steps she finds a horrifying entry in Charlotte's diary and is forced to head deep into Charlotte's private world.
Dark fires shall burn Anna Westbrook.
Inspired by ther true events of an unsolved murder in Sydney in 1946.
Smooth operator Stuart Woods and Parnell Hall.
When President Kate Lee calls Stone Barrington to Washington on an urgent matter, it's soon clear that a potentially disastrous situation requires the kind of help more delicate than even he can provide.

New Zealand Fiction

Our heritage, the ocean : the Samoa Observer Tusitala short stories Editing by Stephanie Wynne.
This anthology presents the best of the English language entries in the inaugural Tusitala Short Story Competition, which was organized by the Samoa Observer in 2015. Authentic and diverse Pasefika voices from Samoa, the Cook Islands, Fiji, American Samoa, Niue, New Zealand and Australia tell stories about things that matter to them.
Black ice matter Gina Cole.
Collection of short stories explores connections between extremes of heat and cold.
Scarlet & magenta Lindsey Dawson.
In the 1880s, misbehaving wives were asking for trouble. Building a raw Bay of Plenty town was hard enough without free-thinking females upsetting local society. Violet comes to Tauranga from London with a scandalous past and an aching heart. She befriends a kindred spirit, Anna, and catches the eye of footloose Rupert - rival and rowing mate of Anna's husband. In pioneer towns, it doesn't do to speak your mind or seek unseemly delights.
My mother and the Hungarians : and other small fictions Frankie McMillan.
A small child permanently loses all sense of direction after she falls out of a tree. Hungarian refugees learn the local idiom: she'll be right; right as rain. The Social Welfare snoops around a boarding house where immigrant men weep for their homelands and a young child misses her father who is only across town. An intriguing collection of stories.
Tail of the Taniwha : a collection of short stories Courtney Sina Meredith.
"Tail of the Taniwha is her smashing debut collection." -Robert Sullivan.


Challenging the doctor Sheikh Amalie Berlin.
The Di Sione secret baby Maya Blake.
An heir for the billionaire Kat Cantrell.
The best man's guarded heart Katrina Cudmore.
An unlikely bride for the billionaire Michelle Douglas.
Claiming his wedding night Louise Fuller.
Falling for the secret millionaire Kate Hardy.
Marrying her royal enemy Jennifer Hayward.
High tide Veronica Henry.
The Songbird's call Rachael Herron.
Crowned for the prince's heir Sharon Kendrick.
The playboy's ruthless pursuit Miranda Lee.
Dr White's baby wish Sue MacKay.
After the last dance Sarra Manning.
The doctor she always dreamed of Wendy S. Marcus.
The nurse's newborn gift Wendy S. Marcus.
Seduced by the Sheikh surgeon Carol Marinelli.
For baby's sake Janice Maynard.
His mistress for a week Melanie Milburne.
The horseman Charlotte Nash.
The secrets she kept Brenda Novak.
The forbidden prince Alison Roberts.
Tempting Nashville's celebrity doc Amy Ruttan.
Furious rush S. C. Stephens.
In the sheikh's service Susan Stephens.
Carides's forgotten wife Maisey Yates.


River Run Nicole Alexander.
It is January 1951, and after a year away Eleanor Webber has returned home to River Run, her family's sprawling sheep property.
Southern Ruby Belinda Alexandra.
In New Orleans the city of genteel old houses and ancient oak trees covered in Spanish moss, of seductive night life, of Creole culture, voodoo and jazz two women separated by time and tragedy will find each other at last.
The mistress of Windfell Manor Diane Allen.
Charlotte Booth loves her father and the home they share, which is set high up in the limestone escarpments of Crummockdale. But when a new businessman in the form of Joseph Dawson enters their lives, both Charlotte and her father decide he's the man for her and, within six months, Charlotte marries the dashing mill owner from Accrington.
The factory girls Rosie Archer.
Autumn, 1944. Doodlebugs are the latest threat to war-battered southern England. At Priddy's Hard munitions factory though, Em Earle is about to suffer a threat to her livelihood from much nearer home: local crook Samuel Golden is back and up to his old tricks, trying to find ways to exploit people's hardship for his own gain.
Mount! Jilly Cooper.
Rupert is consumed by one obsession: that Love Rat, his adored grey horse, be proclaimed champion stallion. He longs to trounce Roberto's Revenge, the stallion owned by his detested rival Cosmo Rannaldini, which means abandoning his racing empire at Penscombe and his darling wife Taggie, and chasing winners in the richest races worldwide.
The girl below stairs Jennie Felton.
Edie Cooper has grown up at Fairley Terrace, surrounded by a loving family. Now she spends her days working as lady's maid to Christina, the adopted daughter of the powerful Fairley family, and her nights dreaming of a life with handsome local lad Charlie Oglethorpe.
Chance encounters Rosie Harris.
August, 1942. 21-year-old Megan Lloyd is determined to do her bit for the war effort and a chance encounter with an American army officer in Liverpool gives her an idea of how to do just that.
The prodigal daughter Prue Leith.
Rebellious daughter, Angelica Angelotti, wants to strike out on her own away from the family. But some bad choices including picking the wrong partner lead to heart-wrenching consequences.
The house on Sunset Lake Tasmina Perry.
1995. Savannah, Georgia, where the sunsets are long and golden and the air is hot and heavy with promise. Student Jim Johnson isn't happy when he has to abandon his plans of a carefree month of inter-railing to spend the summer in the Deep South with his mother and his father, a down-on-his luck author who has been sent to Savannah to rediscover his muse.
First star I see tonight Susan Elizabeth Phillips.
Discovered by the former quarterback she was hired to tail, detective Piper Dove pretends to be the athlete's stalker and is subsequently hired by him, an arrangement threatened by their growing chemistry.
Rushing waters Danielle Steel.
Hurricane Ophelia is bearing down on New York City, and in a matter of hours six people, along with their families and friends, will be caught up in the horrific flooding it unleashes.

Science fiction

The swarm Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston.
The first invasion of Earth was beaten back by a coalition of corporate and international military forces, and the Chinese army, but China has been devastated by the Formics' initial efforts to eradicate Earth life forms and prepare the ground for their own settlement.
Death's bright day David Drake.
Dispatched by high-ranking officials to a distant but critical star system, naval captain Daniel Leary and cybrarian spy Adele Murphy are challenged to prevent a war between the Republic of Cinnabar and their rival, the Alliance of Free Stars.
Alliance of equals : a new Liaden Universe novel Sharon Lee & Steve Miller.
Beset by the angry remnants of the Department of the Interior, challenged at every turn by opportunists on their new homeworld of Surebleak, and somewhat low on funds, Clan Korval desperately needs to reestablish its position as one of the top trading clans in known space.
Dark horizons Rae D. Magdon & Michelle Magly.
Lieutenant Taylor Morgan has never met an ikthian that wasn't trying to kill her, but when she accidentally takes one of the aliens hostage, she finds herself with an entirely new set of responsibilities.
The last days of new Paris : a novella China Mieville.
In the chaos of wartime Marseille, 1941, American engineer and occult disciple Jack Parsons stumbles onto a clandestine anti-Nazi group, including Surrealist theorist Andre Breton.
Deep Merge Linda North.
Kaesah, a geneticist from an all female species living on the other side of the galaxy, is stranded on Earth due to the death of her mate who was vital in piloting their starship.
Revenger Alastair Reynolds.
The galaxy has seen great empires rise and fall. Planets have shattered and been remade. Amongst the ruins of alien civilisations, building our own from the rubble, humanity still thrives.
Orbs Nicholas Sansbury Smith.
Intriguing mix of horror, science fiction and action. First in a series set in 2061 amongst the lastr survivors of an alient invasion.
Prince of outcasts : a novel of the Change S. M. Stirling.
John Arminger Mackenzie wanted to be a troubadour, but fate made him the son of the King of Montival. His sister Princess Olaith will deservedly inherit the throne of the High Kings, and it will pass on to him only in the event of her death, leaving the young prince on an unknown path to discover his true role in the family.


The scalp of Iron Eyes Rory Black.
Hard Stone James Clay.
The Mexican Lee Clinton.
Send for the bad guy! Ethan Flagg.
Lonely is the hunter Dale Graham.
Blood will have blood Lee Lejeune.
Quarter to midnight Ned Oaks.
Dead man's eyes Derek Rutherford.
The McCallum boys C.J. Sommers.
Harps for a wanted gun Ty Walker.