New Titles Fiction February 2018 (arrived in January 2018)


Trap the devil, Ben Coes.
A group of some of the most powerful people in the government, the military, and the private sector, has begun a brutal plan to quietly take over the reins of the U.S. government. They've begun to remove the people who stand in their way, and replace them with their own sympathizers and puppets. They've already taken out the Speaker of the House; whose death was made to look like an accident.
Vengeance: a novel, Newt Gingrich and Pete Earley.
A terrorist drives an explosive-packed rental truck into Major Brooke Grant's Washington, D.C., wedding, intending to detonate a deadly bomb. Saved by a last-minute fluke, Brooke seeks revenge against the master terrorist responsible, an international radical Islamist known only as the Falcon, who is determined to murder her, bring America to its knees, and create a modern-day caliphate.
Death at Nuremberg: a clandestine operations novel, W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV.
When Jim Cronley hears he's just won the Legion of Merit, he figures there's another shoe to drop, and it's a big one: he's out as Chief, DCI-Europe. His new assignments, however, couldn't be bigger: to protect the U.S. chief prosecutor in the Nuremberg trials from a rumored Soviet NKGB kidnapping, and to hunt down and dismantle the infamous Odessa, an organization dedicated to helping Nazi war criminals escape to South America.
The last man in Tehran: a novel, Mark Henshaw.
New Red Cell Chief Kyra Stryker has barely settled into the job when an attack on an Israeli port throws the Middle East into chaos. The Mossad; Israel's feared intelligence service, responds with a campaign of covert sabotage and assassination, determined to protect the homeland. But evidence quickly turns up suggesting that a group of moles inside Langley are helping Mossad wage its covert war.
A German requiem, Philip Kerr.
In the bitter winter of 1947 the Russian Zone is closing ever more tightly around Berlin. So when an enigmatic Russian colonel asks Bernie Gunther to go to Vienna, where his ex-Kripo colleague Emil Becker faces a murder charge, Bernie doesn't hesitate for long.
March violets, Philip Kerr.
Winter 1936. A man and his wife shot dead in their bed. The woman's father, a millionaire industrialist, wants justice; and the priceless diamonds that disappeared along with his daughter's life. As Bernie follows the trail into the very heart of Nazi Germany, he's forced to confront a horrifying conspiracy. A trail that ends in the hell that is Dachau.
The pale criminal, Philip Kerr.
Bernie Gunther is back on the mean streets of Berlin with his new partner, Bruno Stahlecker, another ex-police officer. But on a seemingly straightforward stakeout, Bruno is killed, and Bernie suddenly finds himself tapped for a much bigger job. A serial sex murderer is killing Aryan teenage girls in Berlin and what's worse, he's making utter fools of the police.
Smiley's people, John Le Carré.
The murdered man had been an agent, once, long ago. But George Smiley's superiors at the Secret Service want to see the crime buried, not solved. Smiley will not leave it at that, not when it might lead him all the way to Karla, the elusive Soviet spymaster.
Hunter killer: the war with China: the battle for the Central Pacific, David Poyer.
The United States stands nearly alone in its determination to fight, rather than give into the expansionist demands of the aggressive new "People's Empire." The naval and air forces of the Associated Powers; China, Pakistan, Iran, and North Korea, have used advanced technology and tactical nuclear weapons to devastate America's fleet in the Pacific, while its massive army forced humiliating surrenders on Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, and other crucial allies. Admiral Dan Lenson, commanding a combined US-South Korean naval force, and Commander Cheryl Staurulakis of USS Savo Island fight to turn the tide.
City of endless night, Preston & Child.
Grace Ozmian, missing daughter of a tech billionaire has been found. Most of her, anyway. Her head is still missing. Lieutenant CDS Vincent D'Agosta knows his investigation will attract fierce media scrutiny, so he's delighted when his old acquaintance FBI Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is assigned to the case. But neither man is prepared for what lies ahead.
Dead on arrival: a novel, Matt Richtel.
An airplane touches down at a desolate airport in a remote Colorado ski town. Shortly after landing, Dr. Lyle Martin, a world-class infectious disease specialist, is brusquely awakened to shocking news: Everyone not on the plane appears to be dead. The world has gone dark. While they were in the air, a lethal new kind of virus surfaced, threatening mankind's survival, and now Martin; one of the most sought-after virologists on the planet until his career took a precipitous slide, is at the center of the investigation.
The demon crown: a Sigma Force novel, James Rollins.
Off the coast of Brazil, a team of scientists discovers a horror like no other, an island where all life has been eradicated, consumed and possessed by a species beyond imagination. Before they can report their discovery, a mysterious agency attacks the group, killing them all.
An army of one: a John Rossett novel, Tony Schumacher.
Working with the SS in German-occupied Britain was never easy for John Rossett. Though he's returned to his former job, the police inspector has been tainted by his Nazi associations. His suspicious colleagues see him as a collaborator, and he's unwelcome at his old haunts.
A damned serious business, Gerald Seymour.
A new cold war is raging and its frontline warriors are Russian hackers; gang-members working freelance for the FSB, successor to the KGB. Massive thefts of personal information, electoral interference, catastrophic disruption with banks, airlines, even whole countries disabled; this is happening now.
Timebomb: a thriller, Gerald Seymour.
In 1992, after being fired from a top secret facility, a top KGB man buried a nuclear suitcase. Sixteen years later he has found a buyer for it. An exchange point in Eastern Europe is agreed upon. Travelling with the buyer is an undercover policeman, working for MI6.
Direct fire, A.J. Tata.
A powerful banker, gunned down in cold blood. A military family, senselessly slaughtered as they sleep. A four-star general, hacked and framed by virtual assassins. When Jake Mahegan receives a distress call from General Savage in North Carolina, he rushes to the commander's home and walks right into an ambush.


The waking land, Callie Bates.
Lady Elanna is fiercely devoted to the king who raised her like a daughter. But when he dies under mysterious circumstances, Elanna is accused of his murder, and must flee for her life. Returning to the homeland of magical legends she has forsaken, Elanna is forced to reckon with her despised, estranged father, branded a traitor long ago.
Clockwork city, Paul Crilley.
Cop. Drunkard. Low-grade magic user. My name is Gideon Tau, but most people just call me London. (Because that's where I'm from. Get it? Hilarious.). Three years ago, someone killed my daughter. I sacrificed everything (the human race included) to learn his name; and then had to allow that knowledge to be erased from my mind in order to save the world I'd doomed.
With darkness come, D Jeremy Doraido.
For twenty-one years Wizard raised, protected and educated Aurelius. Since the boy was born a mutant, being a Healer with Before-time knowledge was his only chance for survival. Protectorate was desperate for secrets he had been given. But first he must learn to abide by their laws or be judged evil, like the cult members of their day.
The Silver Well, Kate Forsyth and Kim Wilkins; illustrations by Kathleen Jennings; introduction by Lisa L. Hannett.
People have always come to wish at the Silver Well: in Pagan times and Christian, revolution and war. When Rosie arrives in the village of Cerne Abbas with a broken heart, she becomes connected across the centuries with others who have yearned for something. Seven stories, set in seven time periods, reveal the deepest longings of the human heart.
The brightest embers, Jeaniene Frost.
Ivy thought that she and Adrian had conquered their fates. Yet with thousands of innocents still trapped in the demon realms, she's determined to locate the final hallowed weapon and harness its unparalleled power to free them. But the last relic nearly put Ivy in the grave--there's probably no coming back from this one.
Shroud of Eternity: sister of darkness, Terry Goodkind.
The formidable sorceress Nicci and her companions; the newly powerless Nathan and the youthful Bannon, set out on another quest after driving ruthless Norukai slavers out of Renda Bay. Their mission: restore Nathan's magic and, for Nicci, save the world.
Road brothers: tales from the Broken Empire, Mark Lawrence.
This is a collection of fourteen stories of murder, mayhem, pathos, and philosophy, all set in the world of the Broken Empire.
Jade city, Fonda Lee.
Jade is the lifeblood of the island of Kekon. It has been mined, traded, stolen, and killed for, and for centuries, honorable Green Bone warriors like the Kaul family have used it to enhance their magical abilities and defend the island from foreign invasion. Now, the war is over and a new generation of Kauls vies for control of Kekon's bustling capital city.
A war in crimson embers, Alex Marshall.
Former warrior queen and now pariah, Cold Zosia wakes in the ashes of a burning city. Her vengeance has brought her to this; her heroic reputation in tatters, her allies scattered far and wide, and her world on the cusp of ruin. General Ji-Hyeon has vanished into the legendary First Dark, leaving her lover Sullen alone to carry out the grim commands of a dead goddess.
Berserker, Korie Massey.
As a child, Leon is found on the beach in the kingdom of West Axum after his father's failed raiding attempt. Sold into slavery and trained as a gladiator, he has become the champion of the city of Navio. With dreams of freedom and living a peaceful life with his lover, he finds himself in the deadliest fight of his life.
Tower Lord: a raven's shadow novel, Anthony Ryan.
Vaelin Al Sorna, warrior of the Sixth Order, called Darkblade, called Hope Killer. The greatest warrior of his day, and witness to the greatest defeat of his nation: King Janus's vision of a Greater Unified Realm drowned in the blood of brave men fighting for a cause Vaelin alone knows was forged from a lie. Sick at heart, he comes home, determined to kill no more.
Deer life: a fairy tale, Ron Sexsmith.
Deryn Hedlight was not having a very good day and it was about to get much worse. He'd read stories of witches as a boy, but never believed for a second they were true. That is, until an unfortunate hunting accident turns his world upside down.
Blood fury, J. R. Ward.
A vampire aristocrat, Peyton is well aware of his duty to his bloodline: mate with an appropriate female of his class and carry on his family's traditions. And he thought he'd found his perfect match; until she fell in love with someone else.


Dreaming in the dark, Jack Dann.
A celebration of Australia's current Golden Age of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and magical realism. Jack Dann has collected a wonderfully eclectic range of short fiction that showcases what our best fantasists are doing right now at this genre-bending moment in time.
The Best American Short Stories 2017, selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines by Meg Wolitzer with Heidi Pitlor; with an introduction by Meg Wolitzer.
Presents a selection of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources.
The king is always above the people: stories, Daniel Alarcón.
A slyly political collection of stories about immigration, broken dreams, Los Angeles gang members, Latin American families, and other tales of high stakes journeys, from the award-winning author of War by Candlelight.
The sisters' song, Louise Allan.
As children, Ida loves looking after her younger sister, Nora, but when their beloved father dies in 1927, everything changes. The two girls move in with their grandmother who is particularly encouraging of Nora's musical talent. In Nora, she sees herself, the artist she was never allowed to be.
In the midst of winter, Isabel Allende
Richard Bowmaster, a 60-year-old human rights scholar, hits the car of Evelyn Ortega, a young, undocumented immigrant from Guatemala, in the middle of a snowstorm in Brooklyn. What at first seems just a small inconvenience takes an unforeseen and far more serious turn when Evelyn turns up at the professor's house seeking help.
The girl in the tower: a novel, Katherine Arden.
Vasilisa's gift for seeing what others do not won her the attention of Morozko-- Frost, the winter demon. But Frost's aid comes at a cost, and her people have condemned her as a witch. Driven from her home, she faces an impossible choice: marriage or life in a convent.
Live from Cairo: a novel, Ian Bassingthwaighte.
Cairo, 2011. President Mubarak has just been ousted from power. The oldest city in the world is reeling from political revolution, its consequent hopes and fears, its violence, triumphs, and defeats. But for the people actually living there, daily life has not slowed down but become wilder, more dangerous, and, occasionally, freeing.
The last days of Café Leila: a novel, Donia Bijan.
When Noor returns to her native Iran for the first time in thirty years, with her very American daughter, Lily, so much about her homeland is different. But Café Leila the restaurant Noor's family has run for three generations hasn't changed. A powerful and transporting story of love, family, friendship, and homecoming told against the backdrop of Iran's rich, yet tragic, history.
How to behave in a crowd: a novel, Camille Bordas.
Isidore Mazal is eleven years old, the youngest of six siblings living in a small French town. He doesn't quite fit in. Berenice, Aurore, and Leonard are on track to have doctorates by age twenty-four. Jeremie performs with a symphony, and Simone, older than Isidore by eighteen months, expects a great career as a novelist.
Clade, James Bradley.
On a beach in Antarctica, scientist Adam Leith marks the passage of the summer solstice. Back in Sydney his partner Ellie waits for the results of her latest round of IVF treatment. That result, when it comes, will change both their lives and propel them into a future neither could have predicted.
The clocks in this house all tell different times, Xan Brooks.
Summer 1923: the modern world. Orphaned Lucy Marsh climbs into the back of an old army truck and is whisked off to the woods north of London a land haunted by the past, where lost souls and monsters conceal themselves in the trees. In a sunlit clearing she meets the 'funny men', a quartet of disfigured ex-soldiers named after Dorothy's companions in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
The place we met, Isabelle Broom.
Lake Como, Italy, New Year's Eve. The perfect place to fall in love? Or the perfect place for everything to fall apart? Lucy may have suffered her fair share of bad men, but now she has Pete. Finally, a man worth sharing her favourite place with, Lake Como. That's if she can put mysterious phone calls and glamorous ex-girlfriends out of her mind.
Pages for you, Sylvia Brownrigg.
When Flannery Jansen arrives at university, she is totally unprepared for an encounter that will rock her existence. But when she comes across Anne Arden in a local diner, Flannery falls dramatically and desperately in love.
All the beautiful people we once knew: a novel, Edward Carlson.
All the Beautiful People We Once Knew is a riveting insider's indictment of the world of the corporate elite and the savage determination with which they fight to maintain control of their profits. In a society where the very institutions that should support our returning veterans instead view them with suspicion, this stunning debut is a grim reflection on the ever-growing rift between the classes.
The summer that made us, Robyn Carr.
For the Hempsteads, two sisters who married two brothers and had three daughters each, summers were idyllic. The women would escape the city the moment school was out to gather at the family house on Lake Waseka. The lake was a magical place, a haven where they were happy and carefree. All of their problems drifted away as the days passed in sun-dappled contentment. Until the summer that changed everything.
Postcard stories: short stories, Jan Carson; illustrated by Benjamin Phillips.
Each day of 2015 Jan Carson wrote a short story on the back of a postcard and mailed it to a friend. Each of these tiny stories was inspired by an event, an overheard conversation, a piece of art or just a fleeting glance of something worth thinking about further. Collected in one volume, Carson's postcards present a panoramic view of contemporary Belfast.
Where the sun shines out: a novel, Kevin Catalano.
In the blue-collar town of Chittenango, New York, two young boys are abducted from a local festival and taken to a cabin in the woods. One is kept; one is killed. When they are next seen, ten-year-old Dean has escaped by swimming across Oneida Lake holding his brother's dead body.
The Amish seamstress, Mindy Starns Clark, Leslie Gould.
Amish-raised Izzy Mueller doesn't fit in with her family or her community. She works as a caregiver and is in love with with Mennonite-raised Zed Bayer who is leaving soon for college. When she learns some unsavory news about her own past she begins to question many things about her life.
Child of Africa, T.M. Clark.
After returning from Afghanistan, ex-British marine Joss Brennan embraces living as a double amputee, but he finds life at his safari lodge near Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe, not quite as idyllic as when he left.
Terra Nullius, Claire G. Coleman.
"Jacky was running. There was no thought in his head, only an intense drive to run. There was no sense he was getting anywhere, no plan, no destination, no future. All he had was a sense of what was behind, what he was running from. Jacky was running."
The Endless Beach, Jenny Colgan.
On the quayside next to the Endless Beach sits the Summer Seaside Kitchen. It's a haven for tourists and locals alike, who all come to eat the freshest local produce on the island and catch up with the gossip. Flora, who runs the cafe, feels safe and content; unless she thinks too hard about her relationship with Joel, her gorgeous but emotionally (and physically) distant boyfriend.
Pigeon, Alys Conran.
An incongruous ice-cream van lurches up into the Welsh hills through the hail, pursued by a boy and girl who chase it into their own dark make-believe world, and unfurl in their compelling voices a tale which ultimately breaks out of childhood and echoes across the years.
Henry the Queen's corgi, Georgie Crawley.
The heart-warming story of one little dog's big adventure, and the lives he changes along the way. This Christmas, anything could happen. When their pet corgi goes missing on a trip to London, the Walker family search everywhere. But Henry has ended up in the one place they never think to look. Henry has been mistaken for a royal corgi by the Queen's Guard.
Sweet bean paste, Durian Sukegawa; translated by Alison Watts.
Sentaro has failed. He has a criminal record, drinks too much, and his dream of becoming a writer is just a distant memory. With only the blossoming of the cherry trees to mark the passing of time, he spends his days in a tiny confectionery shop selling dorayaki, a type of pancake filled with sweet bean paste. But everything is about to change.
Gotham, Nick Earls.
Gotham tells of the encounter between music journalist, Jeff Foster and 'boy pharaoh', Na$ti Boi. It reveals how hollow celebrities cast their spell.
Juneau, Nick Earls.
Set in what was once a Canadian gold rush town, it's about lineage, sons and fathers and great uncles, and how we're connected through time and across the planet.
NoHo, Nick Earls.
NoHo is about living in the shadows of the famous. Meet Charlie and his would-be-star sister, Cassie, in Hollywood, discover the Wisdom Tree and family #5. NoHo reveals the devotion of mothers, and sons who overcome monsters.
Vancouver, Nick Earls.
Vancouver is the story Paul would tell if he were living in plague times-a story that comforts, a story that wards of evil. His story is about the giant that influenced his life, it's about the day the world changed, and it's about what happens when our giants come tumbling down.
Venice, Nick Earls.
Venice is about love and the tensions that pull us apart: the love between Harrison and his uncle Ryan, who is in need of a person to belong to, Natalie, who is pulled between her art and her heart, and Phils awkward stilted love.
The weight of things, Marianne Fritz
This rediscovered modernist classic tells the story of a young woman who, while still traumatized by the Second World War, struggles to resign herself to domesticity and motherhood.
More: a novel, Hakan Günday
Gaza lives on the shores of the Aegean Sea. At the age of nine he becomes a human trafficker, like his father. Together with his father and local boat owners Gaza helps smuggle desperate "illegals," by giving them shelter, food, and water before they attempt the crossing to Greece. One night everything changes and Gaza is suddenly faced with the challenge of how he himself is going to survive.
The people we hate at the wedding, Grant Ginder.
Relationships are awful. They'll kill you, right up to the point where they start saving your life. Paul and Alice's half-sister Eloise is getting married! In London! There will be fancy hotels, dinners at "it" restaurants and a reception at a country estate complete with tea lights and embroidered cloth napkins. They couldn't hate it more.
A house among the trees, Julia Glass.
When the revered children's book author Mort Lear dies accidentally at his Connecticut home, he leaves his property and all its contents to his trusted assistant, Tomasina Daulair, who is moved by his generosity but dismayed by the complicated and defiant directives in his will.
Green: a novel, Sam Graham-Felsen.
Boston, 1992. David Greenfeld is one of the few white kids at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Middle School. Everybody clowns him, girls ignore him, and his hippie parents won't even buy him a pair of Nikes, let alone transfer him to a private school. Unless he tests into the city's best public high school which, if practice tests are any indication, isn't likely.
As a god might be, Neil Griffiths.
When Proctor McCullough decides to desert his comfortable London life to build a church on a clifftop, nobody knows what to make of it: McCullough is not religious. Is it a midlife crisis? Has he gone mad? Is he suffering a spiritual breakdown in a secular age, where identity is shaped by wealth and status?
The white book, Han Kang
The White Book is a meditation on colour, beginning with a list of white things. It is a book about mourning, rebirth and the tenacity of the human spirit. It is a stunning investigation of the fragility, beauty and strangeness of life.
Gnomon, Nick Harkaway.
In the world of Gnomon, citizens are ceaselessly observed and democracy has reached a pinnacle of "transparency." When suspected dissident Diana Hunter dies in government custody during a routine interrogation, Mielikki Neith, a trusted state inspector, is assigned to the case.
Without Merit: a novel, Colleen Hoover.
The Voss family is anything but normal. They live in a repurposed church, named Dollar Voss. The once cancer-stricken mother lives in the basement, the father is married to the mother's former nurse, the little half-brother isn't allowed to do anything fun, and the eldest siblings are irritatingly perfect.
The star side of Bird Hill, Naomi Jackson.
Suddenly sent from their home in Brooklyn to Bird Hill in Barbados after their mother can no longer care for them, sisters Phaedra and Dionne spend the summer of 1989 living with their grandmother Hyacinth, a midwife and practitioner of the local spiritual practice of obeah.
Emporium: stories, Adam Johnson.
A lovesick teenage Cajun girl, a gay Canadian astrophysicist, a teenage sniper on the LAPD payroll, a post-apocalyptic bulletproof-vest salesman: these are some of the cast that make up the stories in Adam Johnson's debut collection.
The salt line, Holly Goddard Jones.
In an unspecified future, the United States' borders have receded behind a salt line; a ring of scorched earth that protects its citizens from deadly disease-carrying ticks. Those within the zone live safe, if limited, lives in a society controlled by a common fear. Few have any reason to venture out of zone, except for the adrenaline junkies who pay a fortune to tour what's left of nature.
The burrow: posthumously published short fiction, Franz Kafka; a new translation by Michael Hofmann.
A superb new translation by Michael Hofmann of some of Kafka's most frightening and visionary short fiction Strange beasts, night terrors, absurd bureaucrats and sinister places abound in this collection of stories by Franz Kafka.
Strangers in Budapest: a novel, Jessica Keener.
Americans Annie and Will move to Budapest with their infant son shortly after the fall of the Communist regime. Months later they receive a message from friends asking that they check up on an Edward Weiss, an independent Jewish American WWII veteran came to Hungary to exact revenge on someone he is convinced seduced, married, and then murdered his daughter.
Tornado weather, Deborah E. Kennedy.
Five-year-old Daisy Gonzalez's father is always waiting for her at the bus stop. But today, he isn't, and Daisy disappears. When Daisy goes missing, nearly everyone in town suspects or knows something different about what happened.
Family, Karen Kingsbury.
After finding his firstborn son, John Baxter looks for a way to tell his other children, while a sensational Hollywood trial reunites Dayne Matthews and Katy Hart, but just when love has the chance to win, doubts and presumed scandals push them further apart.
In this moment: a novel, Karen Kingsbury.
Hamilton High Principal Wendell Quinn is tired of the violence, drug abuse, teen pregnancies, and low expectations at his Indianapolis school. A single father of four, Quinn is a Christian and a family man. He wants to see change in his community, so he starts an after-school Bible Study and prayer program.
The changeling: a novel, Victor LaValle.
Apollo Kagwa has had strange dreams that have haunted him since childhood. An antiquarian book dealer with a business called Improbabilia, he is just beginning to settle into his new life as a committed and involved father, when his wife Emma begins acting strange.
They don't just fade away, Mike Ledingham.
'Wilderpeople' for pensioners. Former soldier Bill Secombe's world falls to pieces after the love of his life dies, but he rebuilds a successful business and remarries. But soon his new wife shuffles him off to a retirement home, so she can take over the life he has created.
Lonesome lies before us: a novel, Don Lee.
Yadin Park is a talented alt-country musician whose career has floundered, doomed first by his homely looks and lack of stage presence and then by a progressive hearing disorder. His girlfriend, Jeanette Matsuda, might have been a professional photographer but for a devastating heartbreak in her teens.
An unremarkable body, Elisa Lodato.
When Katharine is found dead at the foot of her stairs, it is the mystery of her life which consumes daughter, Laura.The medical examiner's report, in which precious parts of Katharine's body are weighed and categorized, motivates Laura to write her own version of events. To bear witness to the unbearable blank space between each itemized entry.
The murderer's maid: a Lizzie Borden novel, Erika Mailman.
Bram Stoker Award finalist Erika Mailman brings the true story of the brutal murder of Lizzie Borden's father and stepmother into new focus by adding a riveting contemporary narrative. The Murderer's Maid interweaves the stories of two women: one, the servant of infamous Lizzie Borden, and the other a modern-day barista fleeing from an attempt on her life.
The temptation to be happy, Lorenzo Marone; translated by Shaun Whiteside.
Cesare is 77 years old, a widower and cynical troublemaker, a man who has always had trouble caring for others and has given up trying. Aside from an intermittent fling with a mature nurse called Rossana, who moonlights as a sex worker, he prefers to live his own life, avoiding contact with his neighbors and even his own children wherever possible.
Deadly kerfuffle, Tony Martin.
It's 2006, and terror scaremongering in the media has rattled the residents of sleepy, suburban Dunlop Crescent. When a Māori family moves into number 14, the local cranks assume they are Middle Eastern terrorists hell-bent on destroying the Australian way of life. Rumour has it that they plan to turn their house to face Mecca.
The world of tomorrow, Brendan Mathews.
One whirlwind week of love, blackmail, and betrayal in teeming prewar New York. June 1939. Francis Dempsey and his shell-shocked brother, Michael, are on an ocean liner from Ireland bound for their brother Martin's home in New York City, having stolen a small fortune from the IRA.
Million love songs, Carole Matthews.
After splitting up with her cheating ex-husband, Ruby Brown is ready for a change. She's single again for the first time in years and she's going to dive into this brave new world with a smile on her face and a spring in her step. The last thing she's looking for is another serious relationship.
The lost prayers of Ricky Graves, James Han Mattson.
In raw, poignant alternating first-person narratives, interspersed with e-mails, gay chat-room exchanges, and other fragments of a youth laid bare in the age of social media, The Lost Prayers of Ricky Graves unravels the mystery of a life in all its glory: despair and regret, humour and wonder, courage and connection.
Thalia: a Texas trilogy, Larry McMurtry.
Larry McMurtry burst onto the American literary scene with a force that would forever redefine how we perceive the American West. His first three novels; Horseman, Pass By (1961), Leaving Cheyenne (1963), and The Last Picture Show (1966), all set in the north Texas town of Thalia after World War II, are collected here for the first time.
No other world: a novel, Rahul Mehta.
In a rural community in Western New York, twelve-year-old Kiran Shah, the American-born son of Indian immigrants, longingly observes his prototypically American neighbors, the Bells. He attends school with Kelly Bell, but he's powerfully drawn in a way he does not yet understand to her charismatic father, Chris. Kiran's yearnings echo his parents' bewilderment as they try to adjust to a new world.
The Prague sonata: a novel, Bradford Morrow.
In the early days of the new millennium, pages of a weathered original sonata manuscript; the gift of a Czech immigrant living out her final days in Queens, come into the hands of Meta Taverner, a young musicologist whose concert piano career was cut short by an injury.
Soon, Lois Murphy.
An almost deserted town in the middle of nowhere, Nebulah's days of mining and farming prosperity if they ever truly existed are long gone. These days even the name on the road sign into town has been removed. Yet for Pete, an ex-policeman, Milly, Li and a small band of others, it's the only place they have ever felt at home.
The Miranda: a novel, Geoff Nicholson.
The Miranda is at turns a biting satire about the secrets we keep from our neighbours, and about the invisible and unceasing state of war in which most Westerners unconsciously live.
The image of you, Adele Parks.
Anna and Zoe are twins. Identical in appearance, utterly different in personality, they share a bond so close that nothing, or no one, can rip them apart. Until Anna meets charismatic Nick.
Wonder Valley, Ivy Pochoda.
When a teenage boy runs away from his father's mysterious commune, he sets in motion a domino effect that will connect six people all desperate for hope and love, scattered across the sun-bleached canvas of Los Angeles.
Last flag flying, Darryl Ponicsan.
When middle-aged veteran Meadows learns that the authorities have told him a lie about the circumstances of the death of his son, a Marine killed in Iraq, he reunites with aging companions Billy Bad-Ass Buddusky and Mule Mulhall to perform a sacred task: the proper burial of his boy.
When we speak of nothing, Olumide Popoola.
Best mates Karl and Abu are both 17 and live near Kings Cross. Its 2011 and racial tensions are set to explode across London. Abu is infatuated with gorgeous classmate Nalini but dares not speak to her. Meanwhile, Karl is the target of the local "wannabe" thugs just for being different.
Perfectly undone, Jamie Raintree.
Dr. Dylan Michels has worked hard for a perfect life, so when her longtime boyfriend, Cooper, gets down on one knee, it should be the most perfect moment of all. Then why does she say no?
The lost art of keeping secrets: a novel, Eva Rice.
Set in 1950s London, The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets centers around Penelope, the wide-eyed daughter of a legendary beauty, Talitha, who lost her husband to the war. Penelope, with her mother and brother, struggles to maintain their vast and crumbling ancestral home, while postwar London spins toward the next decade's cultural revolution.
The heirs: a novel, Susan Rieger.
Six months after Rupert Falkes dies, leaving a grieving widow and five adult sons, an unknown woman sues his estate, claiming she had two sons by him. The Falkes brothers are pitched into turmoil, at once missing their father and feeling betrayed by him.
Gabriel's Bay, Catherine Robertson.
Kerry Macfarlane has run away from his wedding-that-wasn't. He lands in coastal Gabriel's Bay, which bills itself as 'a well-appointed small town' on its website (last updated two decades ago). Here Kerry hopes to prove he's not a complete failure.
La petite Fadette, George Sand
Set in the French countryside of George Sand's childhood and narrated in the voice of a Berrichon peasant, La Petite Fadette is a beloved 1848 novel about identical twin brothers and Fadette, the mysterious waif with whom they both fall in love.
Rooftops of Tehran, Mahbod Seraji.
An unforgettable debut novel of young love and growing up in an Iran headed toward revolution. In a middle-class neighborhood of Iran's sprawling capital city, 17-year-old Pasha Shahed spends one perfect, stolen summer with his beautiful neighbour, Zari, until he unwittingly guides the Shah's secret police to their target: Zari's intended.
Mulgan: a novella, Noel Shepherd.
On Anzac Day 1945, John Mulgan - soldier, journalist and author of the iconic New Zealand novel Man alone - took his own life in a Cairo hotel bedroom. In this novella, Noel Shepherd recreates the last two years of Mulgan's life in Greece and Egypt, and tries to fathom the cause of his death.
Improvement: a novel, Joan Silber.
One of our most gifted writers of fiction returns with a bold and piercing novel about a young single mother living in Harlem, her eccentric aunt, and the decisions they make that have unexpected implications for the world around them.
The good pilot Peter Woodhouse: a wartime romance, Alexander McCall Smith.
Val was working as a land girl when the Americans arrived at the nearby airfield in 1944. Mike, a young American airman, came into her life soon after, as did Peter Wodehouse, a dog badly treated on a neighbouring farm and taken in by her aunt.
Cake at midnight, Jessie L. Star.
Giovanna, Zoë and Declan have always been a trio; their fierce friendship has seen them through every heartbreak and hardship. Gio is a passionate baker of cakes, pastries and all things delicious, Zoë a take-no-prisoners beauty, and Declan an ambitious businessman on the way up. Best friends forever, Gio thinks.
My cat Yugoslavia, Pajtim Statovci; translated from the Finnish by David Hackston.
Yugoslavia, 1980s: a 16-year-old Muslim girl named Emine is married off to a man she hardly knows. But what was meant to be a happy match soon goes terribly wrong. Her country is torn apart by war and she flees with her family. Decades later Emine's son, Bekim, has grown up a social outcast in Finland.
Fitness junkie, Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza.
When Janey Sweet, CEO of a couture wedding dress company, is photographed in the front row of a fashion show eating a bruffin; the delicious lovechild of a brioche and a muffin, her best friend and business partner, Beau, gives her an ultimatum: Lose thirty pounds or lose your job.
London and the south-east: a novel, David Szalay.
Paul Rainey, the hapless antihero at the centre of this story works, miserably, in ad sales. He sells space in magazines that hardly exist, and through a fog of booze and drugs dimly perceives that he is dissatisfied with his life; professionally, sexually, recreationally, the whole nine yards.
Her frozen heart, Lulu Taylor.
Caitlyn thinks her marriage to Patrick is a success. For one thing, he is one of the few people not to fall head over heels for her beautiful friend, Sara. Life is lived on his terms, but they are happy. Aren't they?
Stella and Margie, Glenna Thomson.
Stella and her mother-in-law Margie are two very different women. Stella is kind, compassionate and just a little chaotic. Margie is prickly, demanding and a stickler for convention. Stella has exciting dreams for the future. Margie has only bitter memories of the past.
Complete stories, Kurt Vonnegut; collected and introduced by Jerome Klinkowitz & Dan Wakefield; foreword by Dave Eggers.
Here for the first time is the complete short fiction of one of the twentieth century's greatest writers.
Something like happy, Eva Woods.
Annie Hebden is stuck in her boring job, with her irritating roommate, in a life no thirty-five-year-old would want. But deep down, Annie is still mourning the terrible loss that tore a hole through her perfect existence, and hiding away is safer than remembering what used to be.


The graphic canon of children's literature: the world's great kids' lit as comics and visuals, Russ Kick.
Doctor Strange. [4], Mr. Misery, Jason Aaron, Kathryn Immonen, Robbie Thompson, writers; Frazer Irving [and four others], artists.
The stand. [2], American nightmares, creative director and executive director, Stephen King; script, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa; art, Mike Perkins.
The green hand and other stories, Nicole Claveloux with Edith Zha; introduction by Daniel Clowes; translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith; English lettering by Dustin Harbin.
Nicole Claveloux's short stories originally published in the late 1970s and never before collected in English are among the most beautiful comics ever created: whimsical, intoxicating, with the freshness and splendor of dreams. In hallucinatory color or elegant black-and-white, she brings us into lands that are very different from our own but oddly recognizable. They are lands filled with murderous grandmothers and lonely city dwellers, bad-tempered vegetables and walls that are surprisingly easy to fall through, lands in which the very air seems alive and capable of telling you a dirty joke (or the meaning of life).
Fütchi perf, Kevin Czap.
Assassin's Creed. [1], Reflections, writer, Ian Edginton
Injection. Volume three, Warren Ellis, writer
Princess Jellyfish. 07, Akiko Higashimura
What I did, Jason
Requiem of the rose king. 7, Aya Kanno
The walking dead . Volume 5, The best defense, Robert Kirkman,
Golden kamuy. 2, story and art by Satoru Noda
Inuyashiki. 10, Hiroya Oku
Sweet blue flowers. 1, story and art by Takako Shimura
Freedom hospital, Hamid Sulaiman
Ten count. Volume 5, story and art by Rihito Takarai
H.P. Lovecraft's The Hound and other stories, adaptation and artwork by Gou Tanabe
Judge Dredd: the complete case files. 30, [John Wagner, writer
Assassin's creed. Awakening, Volume two, original story, Ubisoft


The lost history of stars: a novel, Dave Boling.
Lettie and her family are Afrikaners, Dutch settlers in turn-of-the-century southern Africa. When the British Empire wages a brief but brutal two-year war against them. Taken from their farm and forced into one such camp, Lettie and her family fight to survive in the face of unimaginable conditions.
The indigo girl: a novel, Natasha Boyd.
The year is 1739. Eliza Lucas is sixteen years old when her father leaves her in charge of their family's three plantations in rural South Carolina and then proceeds to bleed the estates dry in pursuit of his military ambitions. Tensions with the British, and with the Spanish in Florida, just a short way down the coast, are rising, and slaves are starting to become restless.
The naturalist's daughter, Tea Cooper.
Two women, a century apart, are drawn into a mystery surrounding the biggest scientific controversy of the nineteenth century, the classification of the platypus. 1808 Agnes Banks, NSW. Rose Winton wants nothing more than to work with her father, eminent naturalist Charles Winton, on his groundbreaking study of the platypus.
Blood's game, Angus Donald.
It is the winter of 1670. Holcroft Blood has entered the employ of the Duke of Buckingham, one of the most powerful men in the kingdom after the king. It is here that his education really begins. With a gift for numbers and decoding ciphers, Holcroft soon proves invaluable to the Duke, but when he's pushed into a betrayal he risks everything for revenge.
The 19th wife: a novel, David Ebershoff.
The history of polygamy in the Mormon Church intertwines the story of Ann Eliza Young, the nineteenth wife of Brigham Young, and a modern mystery in which a polygamous man has been found murdered and one of his wives is accused of the crime.
Empire of silver, Conn Iggulden.
Genghis Khan is dead, but his legend and his legacy live on. His son Ogedai has built a white city on a great plain and made a capital for the new nation. Now the armies have gathered to see which of Genghis' sons has the strength to be khan.
Lady maybe, Julie Klassen.
One final cry. God almighty, help us! and suddenly her world shifted violently, until a blinding collision scattered her mind and shook her bones. Then, the pain. The freezing water. And as all sensation drifted away, a hand reached for hers, before all faded to darkness. Now she has awakened as though from some strange, suffocating dream in a warm and welcoming room she has never seen before.
The girl in the gatehouse, Julie Klassen.
Miss Mariah Aubrey, banished after a scandal, hides herself away in a long-abandoned gatehouse on the far edge of a distant relative's estate. There, she supports herself and her loyal servant the only way she knows how; by writing novels in secret.
The silent governess, Julie Klassen.
Olivia Keene is fleeing her own secret. She never intended to overhear his. But now that she has, what is Lord Bradley to do with her? He cannot let her go, for were the truth to get out, he would lose everything; his reputation, his inheritance, his very home.
Luke's story: by faith alone, Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins.
This biblically inspired novel, third in the bestselling Jesus Chronicles, tells the story of Luke; the Gospel writer whose belief was built on the power of faith alone.
Beloved Hope, Tracie Peterson.
Hope Flanagan survived the massacre at the Whitman Mission, but at terrible personal cost. Safe now in Oregon City, she lives with her sisters, Grace and Mercy, and Grace's new husband, Alex. As she spends her days tending their flock of sheep, Hope's mind and soul are slowly healing.
Cherished Mercy, Tracie Peterson.
Mercy Flanagan survived the Whitman Massacre as a child, and now her heart's cry is for peace between the native peoples and the white settlers inhabiting Oregon Territory. Unfortunately, most of the settlers would rather the tribes were removed from the land completely, one way or the other.
Silk and song, Dana Stabenow.
In Beijing, 1322 Sixteen-year-old Wu Johanna is the granddaughter of the legendary trader Marco Polo. In the wake of her father's death, Johanna finds that lineage counts for little amid the disintegrating court of the Khan. Johanna's destiny, if she has one, lies with her grandfather, in Venice.
Miss Kopp's midnight confessions, Amy Stewart.
Deputy sheriff Constance Kopp is outraged to see young women brought into the Hackensack jail over dubious charges of waywardness, incorrigibility, and moral depravity. The strong-willed, patriotic Edna Heustis, who left home to work in a munitions factory, certainly doesn't belong behind bars.


House of echoes: a novel, Brendan Duffy.
A young New York City couple with a boy and a baby in tow, Ben and Caroline Tierney had it all until Ben's second novel missed the mark, Caroline lost her lucrative banking job, and something went wrong with 8-year-old Charlie. When Ben inherits land way upstate from his grandmother, the two of them began to believe in second chances.
One of us will be dead by morning, David Moody.
Are the deaths coincidental, or something else entirely? Those people you thought you knew well, can you really trust them? Are you standing next to a killer, and will you be their next victim? A horrific discovery changes everything for everyone. There's no way home now, and a trickle of rumors becomes a tsunami of fear.


Match up, Lee Child.
For the first time ever Lee Child's Jack Reacher will team up with Kathy Reichs' Temperance Brennan to unmask a cunning killer. Val McDermid's Tony Hill and Carol Jordan work with Peter James's Roy Grace on a very unusual murder case. These are just some of the never-before-seen pairings in Match Up a brand new collaboration between the world's famous crime writers.
Disgrace, Jussi Adler-Olsen; translated by K. E. Semmel.
Kimmie's home is on the streets of Copenhagen. To live, she must steal. She has learned to avoid the police and never to stay in one place for long. But now others are trying to find her. And they won't rest until she has stopped moving for good.
The keeper of lost causes: a Department Q novel, Jussi Adler-Olsen; translated by Lisa Hartford.
Chief detective Carl Mørck, recovering from what he thought was a career-destroying gunshot wound, is relegated to cold cases and becomes immersed in the five-year disappearance of a politician.
Eighteen below, Stefan Ahnhem; translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles.
The police chase a speeding car through the streets of Helsingborg. When they reach the quay the driver keeps going, straight into the cold dark water. The body recovered from the wreck in Peter Brise, a wealthy tech entrepreneur. Fabian Risk and his team are confident this is a suicide. Young, rich and successful, Brise just didn't know how to ask for help.
The sound of her voice: one cop's descent into darkness, Nathan Blackwell.
For Detective Matt Buchanan, the world is a pretty sick place. He has probably been in the job too long, for one thing. And then there's 14-year-old Samantha Coates, and the other unsolved murder cases. Those innocent girls he just can't get out of his head. When Buchanan pursues some fresh leads, it soon becomes clear he's on the trail of something big.
Robicheaux: a novel, James Lee Burke.
Set against the backdrop of New Orleans, Detective Dave Robicheaux is fighting his demons to overcome his toughest case yet. Powerful mob boss Tony Nemo has a Civil War sword he'd like to give to Levon Broussard, a popular local author whose books have been adapted into major Hollywood films. But Tony's intentions aren't so pure; he believes the gift will lead to a slice of Broussard's lucrative film adaptations.
It's always the husband, Michele Campbell.
Kate, Aubrey, and Jenny. They first met as college roommates and soon became inseparable, even though they are as different as three women can be. Twenty years later, one of them is standing at the edge of a bridge, and someone else is urging them to jump. How did things come to this?
The devil's cup: a Hawkenlye mystery, Alys Clare.
Sir Josse d'Aquin is summoned to assist the beleaguered King John in the 17th--and final--Hawkenlye mystery. September, 1216. A foreign army has invaded England. The country is divided. Some support the rebel barons and Prince Louis of France; others remain loyal to the king. His rule under threat, King John summons Sir Josse d'Acquin to support him.
Anarchy and old dogs, Colin Cotterill.
When a blind dentist is run over by a truck, Dr. Siri Paiboun, the reluctant national coroner of Laos, suspects that this was no traffic accident. A coded message written in invisible ink is recovered from the dentist's body, and Dr. Siri begins to follow clues that hint at deep, and dangerous, political intrigue.
Disco for the departed, Colin Cotterill.
Siri and Dtui land in a remote mountain village where a mummified arm is protruding from recently buckled concrete paving. Just how is this arm connected to the President of the People's Democratic Republic of Laos? What will the autopsy reveal?
The amok runners, Colin Cotterill.
For followers of Colin Cotterill's Jimm Juree mystery series, here is new novel for your enjoyment. It is a prequel to the three published books with our intrepid lady journalist and her rather unique family still living in Chiang Mai.
The coroner's lunch, Colin Cotterill.
Laos, 1976. The Communist Pathet Lao has taken over this former French colony. Most of the educated class has fled, but Dr. Siri Paiboun, a Paris-trained doctor whose dead wife had been an ardent Communist, remains. And so this 72-year-old physician is appointed state coroner, despite the fact that he has no training or even supplies to use in performing his new task.
Thirty-three teeth, Colin Cotterill.
Against all his expectations, Dr Siri Paiboun has rather enjoyed his first five months in office. Now, as hot-season nights close in, Siri is spirited away from Laos' steamy capital on a Matter of National Security. Arriving in Luang Prabang, he's a busy man, examining carbonized corpses, dining with the deposed king, attending a shamans' conference and being rescued by the ghost of an elephant.
The missing masterpiece: a Dorothy Martin mystery, Jeanne M. Dams.
When Dorothy Martin goes to France; alone because Alan is stuck back home in Sherebury with a broken ankle, she worries about her ability to get along in a language she barely speaks, and in a country she hasn't seen for over fifty years. But by the time Alan joins her a week later, Dorothy has found herself embroiled in one mystery after another.
The devil's claw, Lara Dearman.
Following a traumatic incident in London, Jennifer Dorey has returned to her childhood home in Guernsey, taking a job as a reporter at the local newspaper. After the discovery of a drowned woman on a beach, she uncovers a pattern of similar deaths that have taken place over the past fifty years.
The mystery of the mud flats, a story of crime by Maurice Drake with an introduction by Nigel Moss.
James Carthew-West, the penniless skipper of the Exmouth coasting vessel Luck and Charity, is chartered by a rich trader to carry unprofitable cargo to Flanders through the treacherous shallows of the Scheldt estuary and return with worthless mud ballast. His crewman Austin Voodgt, a former investigative journalist, is intent on revealing the true conspiracy behind this bizarre trade.
The property of lies, Marjorie Eccles.
1930. When a body is discovered on the premises of the newly-established Maxstead Court School for Girls, Detective Inspector Herbert Reardon is called in to investigate.
The marriage hearse, Kate Ellis.
When Kirsten Harbourn is found strangled and naked on her wedding day, DI Wesley Peterson makes some alarming discoveries. Kirsten had an obsessed stalker and dark secrets her doting fiance, Peter, knew nothing about.
Beyond absolution, Cora Harrison.
Reverend Mother Aquinas must discover who murdered a much-Pierced through to the brain, the dead body of the priest was found wedged into the small, dark confessional cubicle. Loved by all, Father Dominic had lent a listening ear to sinners of all kinds: gunmen and policemen; prostitutes and nuns; prosperous businessmen and petty swindlers; tradesmen and thieves. But who knelt behind the metal grid and inserted a deadly weapon into that listening ear?
Hangman, Jack Heath.
A 14-year-old boy vanishes on his way home from school. His frantic mother receives a ransom call: pay or else. It's only hours before the deadline, and the police have no leads. Enter Timothy Blake, codename Hangman. Blake is a genius, known for solving impossible cases.
In dust and ashes, Anne Holt
In 2001, three year old Dina is killed in a tragic car accident. Not long thereafter Dina's mother dies under mysterious circumstances, and Dina's father Jonas is convicted of her murder. In 2016, the cold case ends up on the desk of Detective Henrik Holme, who tries to convince his mentor Hanne Wilhelmsen that the father was wrongly convicted.
Closed for winter, Jørn Lier Horst
Ove Bakkerud, newly separated and extremely disillusioned, is looking forward to a final quiet weekend at his summer home before closing for winter but, when the tourists leave, less welcome visitors arrive. Bakkerud's cottage is ransacked by burglars. Next door he discovers the body of a man who has been beaten to death.
Close to home, Cara Hunter.
How can a child vanish without a trace? Last night, 8-year-old Daisy Mason disappeared from a summer party at her home. No one at the party noticed her leave. Even her parents aren't sure of the last time they saw her. DI Adam Fawley is trying to keep an open mind.
A journeyman to grief, Maureen Jennings.
The abduction of a young woman in 1858 ends in Toronto thirty-eight years later in murder. In 1858, a young woman on her honeymoon is forcibly abducted and taken across the border from Canada and sold into slavery. Thirty-eight years later, Detective Murdoch is working on a murder case that will take all of his resourcefulness to solve.
Except the dying, Maureen Jennings.
In the cold Toronto winter of 1895, the body of a young woman is found naked and frozen in a quiet laneway. Acting Detective William Murdoch, driven by pity for the girl and the desire to secure his promotion, is determined to pursue every lead and reveal the truth.
Let darkness bury the dead, Maureen Jennings.
As we enter the story, Jack, Murdoch's estranged son, now twenty-one, has returned from France after being wounded and gassed at the Battle of Passchendaele. The night after Jack arrives home, a young man is found stabbed to death in the impoverished area of Toronto known as the Ward.
Let loose the dogs, Maureen Jennings.
Murdoch's life and work overlap tragically. His sister, who long ago fled to a convent to escape their abusive father, is on her deathbed. Meanwhile, Harry Murdoch, the father whom Murdoch long ago shut out of his life, has been charged with murder and calls on his estranged son to prove his innocence. But, knowing his father, what is Murdoch to believe?
Night's child, Maureen Jennings.
After thirteen-year-old Agnes Fisher faints at school, her teacher, the young and still idealistic Amy Slade, is shocked to discover in the girl's desk two stereoscopic photographs. One is of a dead baby in its cradle, and on the back Agnes has scrawled a terrible message. Worse, the other photograph is of Agnes in a pose captioned "What Mr. Newly Wed Really Wants."
Poor Tom is cold, Maureen Jennings.
Detective William Murdoch is not convinced that Constable Oliver Wicken; a man who was the sole support of his mother and invalid sister, committed suicide. When he begins to suspect the involvement of Wicken's neighbours, the Eakin family, Mrs Eakin is committed to a lunatic asylum.
Under the dragon's tail: a Murdoch mystery, Maureen Jennings.
One warm summer day in 1895 Toronto, Dolly Merishaw is found dead on her parlour floor, apparently having hit her head in a drunken fall. But Detective William Murdoch soon finds evidence that she may have been murdered.
Vices of my blood: a Murdoch mystery, Maureen Jennings.
In his forties, the Reverend Charles Howard still cut an impressive figure. A married Presbyterian minister in Toronto's east end, Howard was popular with the congregation that elected him, especially with the ladies, and most particularly with Miss Sarah Dignam. Respected in the community, Howard, as Visitor for the House of Industry, sat in judgment on the poor, assessing their applications for the workhouse. But now Howard is dead.
If I die before I wake, Emily Koch.
How do you solve your own murder? Everyone believes Alex is in a coma, unlikely to ever wake up. As his family debate withdrawing life support, and his friends talk about how his girlfriend Bea needs to move on, he can only listen.
The whispering room, Dean Koontz.
"No time to delay. Do what you were born to do. Fame will be yours when you do this." These are the words that ring in the mind of mild-mannered, beloved schoolteacher Cora Gundersun, just before she takes her own life, and many others', in a shocking act of carnage.
Don't wake up, Liz Lawler.
Alex Taylor wakes up tied to an operating table. The man who stands over her isn't a doctor. The choice he forces her to make is utterly unspeakable. But when Alex re-awakens, she's unharmed; and no one believes her horrifying story. Ostracised by everyone, she begins to wonder if she really is losing her mind. And then she meets the next victim.
The shout, Stephen Leather.
Vicky Lewis is a force to be reckoned with: not yet 30 and already Crew Manager in the London Fire Brigade, she's destined for great things. But when she enters a burning building to save a man's life and leaves it with catastrophic injuries, all that changes.
Death comes to the school, Catherine Lloyd.
Three years have passed since Major Sir Robert Kurland and Lucy Harrington, the rector's daughter, became husband and wife. Having established a measure of contentment among the gentry of Kurland St. Mary, the couple lately have found an unsettling distance grown between them. But then the small-village peace is disrupted by the arrival of an anonymous letter accusing Lucy of witchcraft.
Beau death, Peter Lovesey.
Bath, England: A wrecking crew is demolishing a row of townhouses in order to build a grocery store when they uncover a skeleton in one of the attics. The dead man is wearing authentic 1760s garb and on the floor next to it is a white tricorner hat - the ostentatious signature accessory of Beau Nash, one of Bath's most famous historical men-about-town.
I'll keep you safe, Peter May.
Husband and wife Niamh and Ruairidh Macfarlane co-own Ranish Tweed: a Hebridean company that weaves its own special variety of Harris cloth, a sought- after brand in the world of high fashion. But when Niamh learns of Ruairidh's affair with Russian designer Irina Vetrov, then witnesses the pair killed by a car bomb in Paris, her life is in ruins.
Presumed guilty, Mark McGinn.
"When feisty lawyer Sasha Stace secures the acquittal of a sleazy politician charged with rape, it's one legal victory too many. Disillusioned, she looks to the High Court bench for more fulfillment. But before she can become a judge, there's one more criminal defense - a trial with complications, a trial like no other"
The right side: a novel, Spencer Quinn.
LeAnne Hogan went to Afghanistan as a rising star in the military, and came back a much lesser person, mentally and physically. Now missing an eye and with half her face badly scarred, she can barely remember the disastrous desert operation that almost killed her.
A spot of folly: ten and a quarter new tales of murder and mayhem, Ruth Rendell; [introduction by Sophie Hannah].
New and uncollected tales of murder, mischief, magic and madness. Ruth Rendell was an acknowledged master of psychological suspense.
Treachery road: a historical goldfields murder mystery, John Rosanowski.
A mystery novel investigation into the 1866 Burgess-Kelly gang murders in the South Island of New Zealand.
The interior: a novel, Lisa See.
The Interior brings back the duo of Chinese police detective Liu Hulan and her lover, American attorney David Stark. This time, for Hulan, the case is alarmingly personal, unearthing her own buried past and a stunning network of violence and conspiracy.
Murder at the mill, M. B. Shaw.
Iris Grey arrives at Mill Cottage in a picture-perfect Hampshire village, looking to escape from her crumbling marriage. She is drawn to the neighbouring Wetherby family, and is commissioned to paint a portrait of Dominic Wetherby, a celebrated crime writer. At the Wetherby's Christmas Eve party, the mulled wine is in full flow, but so too are tensions and rivalries among the guests. On Christmas Day, the youngest member of the Wetherby family, Lorcan, finds a body in the water.
The sons, Anton Svensson
After six years in prison, Sweden's most notorious criminal Leo Duvnjac is free, acquitted of all but two of the ten bank robberies he and his two younger brothers pulled off. While behind bars, he befriended Sam Larsen, who was convicted of murdering his own father, and also happens to be the brother of the cop who caught Leo, Detective John Broncks. With Sam at his side, Leo seeks out his now-law-abiding brothers for one last job and a chance at redemption, or revenge.
Hell Bay, Will Thomas.
At the request of Her Majesty's government, private enquiry agent Cyrus Barker agrees to take on his least favorite kind of assignment--he's to provide security for a secret conference with the French government. The conference is to take place on the private estate of Lord Hargrave on a remote island off the coast of Cornwall. But shortly after the parties land at the island, Lord Hargrave is killed by a sniper shot, and the French ambassador's head of security is found stabbed to death.
Some danger involved: a novel, Will Thomas.
An atmospheric debut novel set on the gritty streets of Victorian London, Some Danger Involved introduces detective Cyrus Barker and his assistant, Thomas Llewelyn, as they work to solve the gruesome murder of a young scholar in London's Jewish ghetto.
The hellfire conspiracy, Will Thomas.
When an upper-class girl goes missing in the East End, rough-hewn private enquiry agent Cyrus Baker and his assistant, Thomas Llewelyn, link her disappearance to the murders of five girls in Bethnal Green before receiving taunting letters from a man with possible ties to a hedonistic gang of debauched aristocrats involved with possible satanic rituals.
The Limehouse text: a novel, Will Thomas.
In The Limehouse Text, Barker and Llewelyn discover a pawn ticket among the effects of Barker's late assistant, leading them to London's Chinese district, Limehouse. There they retrieve an innocent-looking book that proves to be a rare and secret text stolen from a Nanking monastery, containing lethal martial arts techniques forbidden to the West.
To kingdom come, Will Thomas.
When a bomb destroys the Special Irish Branch of Scotland Yard, all fingers point to the increasingly brazen factions of Irish dissidents seeking liberation from English rule. Volunteering their services to the British government, Barker and Llewelyn set out to infiltrate a secret cell of the Irish Republican Brotherhood known as the Invisibles.
Protected by the shadows, Helene Tursten
With gang violence escalating in Goteborg, Sweden, the Organized Crimes Unit pairs with the Violent Crimes Unit to help defuse the situation. But could there be a mole on the force?
Clear to the horizon, Dave Warner.
In 1999 and 2000, three young women disappear from outside the Autostrada nightclub in the Perth suburb of Claremont. The knockabout Snowy Lane is hired as a private investigator but neither he nor the cops can find the abductor.
The countess of Prague, Stephen Weeks.
1914. Beatrice von Falklenburg, known as Trixie, is leading a society life and growing apart from her husband although she is as yet too conventional to take a lover. When the brutalized body of an old man once under the command of her military uncle is fished from the Vltava, she takes to the role of a detective and finds solace in it.


The Christmas room, Catherine Anderson.
Sam's daughter has gone and fallen in love with Maddie's no-good son. Though drawn together by their love-struck kids, Maddie and Sam never see eye to eye on anything, until a near-tragedy gives them a true glimpse into each other's souls.
A viscount's proposal, Melanie Dickerson.
New York nights, C.J. Duggan.
Paris lights, C.J. Duggan.
When in Rome, C. J. Duggan.
Kevin & Chelsea, Marie Force.
Chrissy and the Burroughs boy, Cathryn Hein.
The country girl, Cathryn Hein.
The secret vineyard, Loretta Hill.
Christmas in London, Anita Hughes.
Promise not to tell, Jayne Ann Krentz.
Forever my girl, Heidi McLaughlin.
I was never supposed to be a rock star. I had all my life planned out for me. Play football in college. Go to the NFL. Marry my high school sweetheart and live happily ever after. I broke both our hearts that day I told her I was leaving. I was young. I made the right decision for me, but I've never forgotten her.
Wild one, Jessica Whitman.


The little angel, Rosie Goodwin.
1896, Nuneaton. Left on the doorstep of Treetops Children's Home, young Kitty captures the heart of her guardian, Sunday Branning, who has never been blessed with a child of her own. Kitty brings sunshine and joy wherever she goes, and grows into a beguiling and favoured young girl. But then Kitty is summoned to live in London with her birth mother.
Harvest of war, Hilary Green.
1916. Working as a volunteer with the Red Cross, feisty young Englishwoman Leonora Malham Brown has secretly become the lover of the dashing Colonel Sasha Malkovic. Meanwhile Leo's fiancé Tom is engulfed in the horrors of the Somme, where he discovers a shocking secret about Leo's brother Ralph.
Never say goodbye, Hilary Green.
Diana 'Steve' Escott-Stevens knows what she is getting herself into. For 12 months she has fed and looked after agents preparing for a mission in France. She knows that only half of them will come back. But she is young, brave and moreover speaks fluent French. When she applies to become an agent for the Special Operations Executive she is readily accepted and sent off for training to prepare her for the field.
East End Angels, Rosie Hendry.
Meet The East End Angels, the newest members of Station Seventy-Five's ambulance crew. Strong-willed Winnie loves being part of the crew at Station Seventy-Five but her parents are less than happy. She has managed to avoid their pleas to join the WRENS so far but when a tragedy hits too close to home she finds herself wondering if she's cut out for this life after all.
One kind man, Anna Jacobs.
Lancashire, 1931. When Finn Carlisle loses his wife and unborn child, he spends a few years travelling to keep the sad memories at bay. Just as he's ready to settle down again, his great-uncle dies and leaves him Heythorpe House in Ellindale. Finn finds a village of people in dire need of jobs, a house that hasn't been lived in for 30 years and Reggie, an eleven-year-old who's run away from the nearby orphanage and its brutal Director Buddle.
Music across the Mersey, Geraldine O'Neill.
1940s Dublin. Handsome widower Johnny Cassidy is out of work and lost as to how to look after his four children. Broken-hearted, he's tempted to look for the answer at the bottom of a beer glass, and it takes another calamity for him to realise help sometimes comes from the strangest places.
The country set, Fiona Walker.
Compton Magna sits high in the picturesque hills where the golden Cotswolds meet half-timbered Shakespeare country. At its heart is the stud farm owned by Captain Jocelyn Percy, as fierce as he is unforgiving. Twenty-five years ago, his only child, ravishing Ronnie Ledwell, abandoned husband and children for her lover. She's about to return, and sparks are set to fly.


Hilldiggers, Neal Asher.
During a war between two planets in the same solar system - each occupied by adapted humans - what is thought to be a cosmic superstring is discovered. After being cut, this object collapses into four cylindrical pieces, each about the size of a tube train. Each is densely packed with either alien technology or some kind of life.
Valiant dust, Richard Baker.
Sikander Singh North has always had it easy until he joined the crew of the Aquilan Commonwealth starship CSS Hector. As the ship's new gunnery officer and only Kashmiri, he must constantly prove himself better than his Aquilan crewmates.
Call of fire, Beth Cato.
When an earthquake devastates San Francisco in an alternate 1906, the influx of geomantic energy nearly consumes Ingrid Carmichael. Bruised but alive, the young geomancer flees the city with her friends. She is desperate to escape Ambassador Blum, the cunning and dangerous bureaucrat who wants to use Ingrid's formidable powers to help the Unified Pacific the confederation of the United States and Japan achieve world domination.
The chaos of luck, Catherine Cerveny.
Mars, the terraformed jewel of the tri-system, is a playground for the rich and powerful. A marvel of scientific engineering, the newly colonized world offers every luxury. Felicia Sevigny's come to the Red Planet for a fresh start.
Persepolis rising, James S. A. Corey.
In the thousand-sun network of humanity's expansion, new colony worlds are struggling to find their way. Every new planet lives on a knife edge between collapse and wonder, and the crew of the aging gunship Rocinante have their hands more than full keeping the fragile peace. I
The spark, David Drake.
In a violent world in which civilization has fallen and monsters roam, a young hero will rise. In the time of the Ancients the universe was united; but that was so far in the past that not even memory remains, only the broken artifacts that a few Makers can reshape into their original uses.
Terminal alliance, Jim C. Hines.
The Krakau came to Earth to invite humanity into a growing alliance of sentient species. But they hadn't counted on a mutated plague wiping out half the human population, turning the rest into shambling, near-unstoppable animals, and basically destroying human civilization.
Machine learning: new and collected stories, Hugh Howey.
A collection of new and previously published stories by New York Times best-selling author Hugh Howey, including three set in his Wool universe.
Mississippi roll, George R.R. Martin
Perfect for current fans and new readers alike, Mississippi Roll is an adventurous journey along Ol' Man River, featuring beloved characters from the Wild Cards universe.
The best of all possible worlds: a novel, Karen Lord.
A proud and reserved alien society finds its homeland destroyed in an unprovoked act of aggression, and the survivors have no choice but to reach out to the indigenous humanoids of their adopted world, to whom they are distantly related. They wish to preserve their cherished way of life but come to discover that in order to preserve their culture, they may have to change it forever.
Serrano legacy: the omnibus edition, Elizabeth Moon.
Heris Serrano is a disgraced Regular Space Service officer who takes a job as a rich old lady's space yacht commander.
The will to battle: a narrative of events of the year 2454, Ada Palmer.
Three centuries of peace and a hard-won golden age have come to an abrupt end. The once steadfast leadership of the seven Hives nations without fixed location is soured by corruption, deception and insurgency. Savagery and bloodlust, three-centuries suppressed, have been unleashed.
Aurora rising, Alastair Reynolds.
Tom Dreyfus is a Prefect, a policeman of sorts, and one of the best. His force is Panoply, and his beat is the multi-faceted utopian society of the Glitter Band, that vast swirl of space habitats orbiting the planet Yellowstone. These days, his job is his life.
The bastard legion, Gavin G. Smith.
Four hundred years in the future, the most dangerous criminals are kept in suspended animation aboard prison ships and "rehabilitated" in a shared virtual reality environment. But Miska Corbin, a thief and hacker with a background in black ops, has stolen one of these ships.
Ironclads, Adrian Tchaikovsky.
Sergeant Ted Regan has a problem. A son of one of the great corporate families, a Scion, has gone missing at the front. He should have been protected by his Ironclad; the lethal battle suits that make the Scions masters of war, but something has gone catastrophically wrong.
The embedding, Ian Watson.
Ian Watson's brilliant debut novel was one of the most significant publications in British sf in the 1970s. Intellectually bracing and grippingly written, it is the story of three experiments in linguistics, and is driven by a searching analysis of the nature of communication.


Blood river, Will Black.
Gold was becoming harder to find as panners by the hundreds swarmed to any site where even the smallest nugget was found. One mine was still operating north of the Sierra Nevadas. And that was the problem. Transporting the gold down narrow, sandy, and rocky trails, wagons were easy targets for outlaws.