New Titles Fiction May 2017 (arrived in April 2017)


The lost order, Steve Berry.
The Knights of the Golden Circle was the largest and most dangerous clandestine organization in American history. It amassed billions in stolen gold and silver, all buried in hidden caches across the United States.
A mighty dawn, Theodore Brun.
Launch of a new historical adventure series set in 8th century Denmark.
The operative, Duncan Falconer.
In war-torn Iraq, Stratton's closest friend is killed whilst on operation, leaving behind a grieving wife and child Stratton's godson. When the widow moves to Los Angeles she is brutally murdered and her child placed in state custody. Stratton, rocked to his foundations by the killing, uncovers a FBI plot to hide the crime.
Redemption, Alan Gold.
Brings his multilayered and epic Heritage Trilogy to its conclusion.
Deep blue, Alan Judd.
During a time of political disruption and rising anti-nuclear sentiment, MI5 discovers that an extremist fringe group, Action Against Austerity, appears to have links to an established political party while planning sabotage using something or someone called Deep Blue.
Prussian blue : a Bernie Gunther thriller, Philip Kerr.
The French Riviera, 1956. Erich Mielke, deputy head of the East German Stasi, has turned up in Nice.
Agents of the state, Mike Nicol.
Couple working on seemingly separate cases uncover a possible link to the South African president and his son.
Containment, Hank Parker.
When a gruesome new tick-borne virus breaks out near a major US city and the outbreak is traced to an extremist group in Southeast Asia, the race to stop a global bioterrorism conspiracy is on.
Betrayal, Anthony Riches.
First in a new series called "Centurions" set in Rome 68 A.D. after the suicide of Nero.
Freebooter, Tim Severin.
Latest in the Pirate series finds Hector Lynch joining the crew of the freebooter "Fancy" and sailing the Indian Ocean to search for gold.
War cry, Wilbur Smith with David Churchill.
In the wake of his beloved wife's death, renowned big-game hunter Leon Courtney is raising his young daughter, Saffron, alone in 1920s colonial Kenya.

American Fiction

The Hollywood daughter, Kate Alcott.
In 1950, Ingrid Bergman already a major star has a baby out of wedlock with her Italian lover, film director Roberto Rossellini. Previously held up as an icon of purity, Bergman's fall shocked her legions of American fans. Growing up in Hollywood, Jessica Malloy watches as her PR executive father helps make Ingrid a star at Selznick International Pictures.
The hearts of men, Nickolas Butler.
Rural Wisconsin is the setting for this beautifully done family saga that moves from 1962 to the early 21st century.
The ancient minstrel : novellas, Jim Harrison.
The Ancient Minstrel is a stunning collection of novellas that highlight Jim Harrison's phenomenal range as a writer, shot through with his trademark wit and keen insight into the human condition.
We were the lucky ones, Georgia Hunter.
Three generations of a family survive the holocaust but the war sees the family cast to the winds.
White tears, Hari Kunzru.
Impressive tale that opens in modern day New York where two young men - one a self styled suburban nerd and one a trustafarian hipster - linked by the American music scene.
The Barrowfields, Phillip Lewis.
Coming of age tale of fathers and sons centered around the return of a father to his Appalachian town.
One of the boys, Daniel Magariel.
A divorced father takes his two boys from Kansas to New Mexico for a new life. He is, however, hding a drug habit that makes him violent.
Good kings bad kings, Susan Nussbaum.
Pulls back the curtain to reveal the complicated, funny, and tough life inside the walls of ILLC an institution for juveniles.
Close enough to touch, Colleen Oakley.
An untraditional out of the ordinary love story where a girl witjh a rare malady meets a man in the days after her mother dies.
The fall of Lisa Bellow, Susan Perabo.
What happens to the girl left behind? A masked man with a gun enters a sandwich shop in broad daylight, and Meredith Oliver suddenly finds herself ordered to the filthy floor, where she cowers face to face with her nemesis, Lisa Bellow, the most popular girl in her eighth grade class.
High cotton, Darryl Pinckney.
Set in the world of upper middle class blacks and following one man from life in conservative Indianapolis.
Blessings, Anna Quindlen.
Lives are changed forever when a teenage couple leave the baby they cannot keep in a box on the grounds of the Blessings estate, and caretaker Skip Cuddy, aided by matriarch Lydia Blessing, decides to keep and raise the infant.
Problems, Jade Sharma.
Maya is a young woman with a smart mouth, time to kill, and a heroin hobby that isn't much fun anymore. She has been able to get by in New York on her wits and a dead-end bookstore job for years, but when her husband leaves her and her favorite professor ends their affair, her barely-calibrated life descends into chaos, and she has to make some choices.
The women in the castle, Jessica Shattuck.
Three women, haunted by the past and the secrets they hold, tell their stories in a Bavarian castle in 1944.
The hope chest, Viola Shipman.
Heartwarming tale of lifelong love along with an insight into the support families can provide.
The last chance matinee, Mariah Stewart.
When celebrated and respected agent Fritz Hudson passes away, he leaves a trail of Hollywood glory in his wake and two separate families who never knew the other existed.
Two good dogs, Susan Wilson.
When Cody, a troubled fourteen-year-old, witnesses a murder, she tells no one. But it begins a spiral for her from which she cannot escape.

Australian fiction

If blood should stain the wattle, Jackie French.
It's 1972 in Gibber's Creek, and across the nation, the catchcry is, 'It's time'.
A hundred small lessons, Ashley Hay.
Elderly lady is forced to leave her Brisbane home and a younger family move in. A tale of the links between past and present.
The shape of us, Lisa Ireland.
Four different women with the same experiences of life, love and motherhood.
Jean Harley was here, Heather Taylor Johnson.
The loss of a loved one through the eyes of husband, son, best friends and the person who took her life in a road accident.
The midsummer garden, Kirsty Manning.
A culinary and botanical treat over time and place in France, Tuscany and Tasmania.
Storyland, Catherine McKinnon.
Ambitious novel about the past and the future and how it all links in.
The restorer, Michael Sala.
Wife returns with children to her husband after a year's absence and they move to Newcastle to rebuild their life.

British Fiction

The little teashop of lost and found, Trisha Ashley.
Alice Rose is a foundling, discovered on the Yorkshire moors above Haworth as a baby. Adopted but then later rejected again by a horrid step-mother, Alice struggles to find a place where she belongs. Only baking the scent of cinnamon and citrus and the feel of butter and flour between her fingers brings a comforting sense of home.
Our little secret, Claudia Carroll.
High-flying lawyer takes in a struggling law graduate who can't get a job in this heartwarming tale.
Larchfield, Polly Clark.
Debut about a young woman, newly married and pregnant, who moves to an isolated Scottish settlement. Her story links to the time when W.H. Auden lived there and fell in love with a local boy.
An unsuitable marriage, Colette Dartford.
When her husband's business goes under, his wife takes a job as housemistress at her son's boarding school.
Laura Lake and the hipster weddings, Wendy Holden.
Begins a new series about an unpaid intern at a glossy magazine.
Erotic stories for Punjabi widows, Balli Kaur Jaswal.
A lively, sexy, and thought-provoking East-meets-West story about community, friendship, and women's lives at all ages.
The queen of wishful thinking, Milly Johnson.
When Lewis Harley has a health scare in his early forties, he takes it as a wake-up call. So he and his wife Charlotte leave behind life in the fast lane and Lewis opens the antique shop he has dreamed of.
The draughtsman, Robert Lautner.
Germany in 1944 where an engineer is assigned to Special Ovens Department and realises his client is the SS. A tale of living with terrible choices in terrible times.
The little theatre by the sea, Rosanna Ley.
Englishwoman is invited to Sardinia to renovate and old theatre in a small village.
All the beloved ghosts, Alison Macleod.
Collection of short stories that blend fiction, biography and memoir.
Stronger than skin, Stephen May.
Author of the terrific "Life! Death! Prizes!" novel comes up with another good one set in modern London with flashbacks to 1990s Cambridge as a family man finds that his world is falling apart.
If nobody speaks of remarkable things, Jon McGregor.
Tale of ordinary people in the North of England and how a terrible event links them, Author was a winner of the Betty Trask Award and longlisted for the Man Booker.
Ithaca, Alan McMonagle.
Strange darkly comic tale set in Ireland in "the summer after all the money disappeared" where a lonely 11 year old boy meets a strange girl.
A distant view of everything, Alexander McCall Smith.
A new baby brings an abundance of joy to Isabel Dalhousie and her husband, Jamie but Isabel's almost four-year-old son, Charlie, is none too keen on his newborn brother.


Etched in bone : a novel of the Others, Anne Bishop.
After a human uprising was brutally put down by the Elders, a primitive and lethal form of the Others, the few cities left under human control are far-flung. And the people within them now know to fear the no-man's-land beyond their borders and the darkness.
Silence fallen, Patricia Briggs.
Latest in the Mercy Thompson urban fantasy series with Mercy on the run from the deadliest vampire in the world.
Death's mistress : sister of darkness, Terry Goodkind.
First in a new series that features a central character from Goodkind's earlier "Sword of the Truth" series.
Empress of the fall, David Hair.
First in a new epic fantasy, Sunsurge Quartet.
Born of vengeance, Sherrilyn Kenyon.
A fate worse than death. Bastien Cabarro survived the brutal slaughter of his entire family only to have his wife pin their murders on him. Made Ravin by The League, he is now a target for their assassins-in-training to hunt and kill.
A conjuring of light, V. E. Schwab.
Third in the "Darker shade of magic" series.
A gathering of shadows, V. E. Schwab.
Second in the "Darker shade of magic" series.
The chosen, J.R. Ward.
Xcor, leader of the Band of Bastards, convicted of treason against the Blind King, is facing a brutal interrogation and torturous death at the hands of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.

Fiction from the rest of the World

Stay with me, Adebayo Ayobami
Yejide is hoping for a miracle, for a child. It is all her husband wants, all her mother-in-law wants, and she has tried everything arduous pilgrimages, medical consultations, dances with prophets, appeals to God. But when her in-laws insist upon a new wife, it is too much for Yejide to bear.
The accusation : forbidden stories from inside North Korea, Bandi
Smuggled out of North Korea, a collection of stories by a dissident writer gives an insight into life under Kim Il-Sung's regime.
The little Breton bistro, Nina George
Marianne Messman, a housewife, wants to escape her loveless marriage and an uncaring and unfeeling husband of 35 years. Marianne and her husband (army sergeant major Lothar) take a trip to Paris, during which Marianne leaps off the Pont Neuf into the Seine, but she is saved from drowning by a homeless man.
Wonderful feels like this, Sara Lovestam
Described as "The elegance of the hedgehog" meets "The perks of being a wallflower" and how music rescues a girl teased by schoolfriends in World War II Sweden and dreaming of being in a jazz band.
A woman loved, Andrei Makine
Catherine the Great's life seems to have been made for the cinema. Countless love affairs and wild sexual escapades, betrayal, revenge, murder there is no shortage of historical drama. But Oleg Erdmann, a young Russian filmmaker, seeks to discover and portray the real Catherine, her essential, emotional truth.
Behold the dreamers, Imbolo Mbue.
New York, 2007, where an arrival from Cameroon gets a job as chauffeur to a Lehman Brothers partner and family and tries for the American Dream. Apparently written in the time before the present administration.
The evenings : a winter's tale, Gerard Reve
'I work in an office. I take cards out of a file. Once I have taken them out, I put them back in again. That is it.'
The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane, Lisa See.
Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. There is ritual and routine, and it has been ever thus for generations. Then one day a jeep appears at the village gate the first automobile any of them have seen and a stranger arrives.

Fiction Selector's Choice

The fatal tree, Jake Arnott.
Newgate Gaol, 1726. An anonymous writer sets down the words of Edgworth Bess as she confides the adventures and misfortunes that led her all too soon to the judgement of London. Highly intriguing tale told in the slang of the time.
Towards Melbreak, Marie-Elsa Bragg.
Debut from priest and spiritual director (and the daughter of Melvyn) follows three generations of a farming family in Cumbria.
Bryant & May : Wild chamber, Christopher Fowler.
Our story begins at the end of an investigation, as the members of London's Peculiar Crimes Unit race to catch a killer near London Bridge Station in the rain, not realising that they're about to cause a bizarre accident just yards away from the crime scene.
The house of birds, Morgan McCarthy.
Oliver has spent years trying to convince himself that he's suited to a life of money making in the city, and that he doesn't miss a childhood spent in pursuit of mystery, when he cycled around the cobbled lanes of Oxford, exploring its most intriguing corners.
The best kind of people, Zoe Whittall.
George Woodbury is a teacher at a prestigious Connecticut private school. He is voted Teacher of the Year every year after he rescued the school from a gunman attack. On his daughter's 17th birthday this beloved husband and father is arrested for sexual impropriety with teenage girls on a skiing trip.

Graphic novel

From under mountains. Volume 1, Claire Gibson
Doctor Strange. [2], The last days of magic, Jason Aaron
Goodnight Punpun. 5, Inio Asano
War fix, David Axe
Collecting sticks, Joe Decie.
Tank Girl. Two girls one tank, Martin, Parson.
Habitat, Simon Roy
Complex age. 4, Yui Sakuma
Demon. Volume 2, Jason Shiga.
When David lost his voice, Judith Vanistendael


A note yet unsung, Tamera Alexander.
A master violinist trained in Vienna, Rebekah Carrington manages to wheedle her way into an audition with the newly formed Nashville Philharmonic. But women are "far too fragile and frail" for the rigors of an orchestra, and Rebekah's hopes are dashed because the conductor bows to public opinion.
Birdcage walk, Helen Dunmore.
It is 1792 and Europe is seized by political turmoil and violence. Lizzie Fawkes has grown up in Radical circles where each step of the French Revolution is followed with eager idealism. But she has recently married John Diner Tredevant, a property developer who is heavily invested in Bristol's housing boom, and he has everything to lose from social upheaval.
Edith & Oliver, Michele Forbes
Edith was born into a different world. But her rebellious nature brought her to the seedy glamour of the music hall, where she plays the piano by night. Oliver is an illusionist of moderate repute. But he is a man of ambition. He wants to tour the world, to pioneer ground-breaking illusions.
Miss Lily's lovely ladies, Jackie French.
Each year at secluded Shillings Hall, in the snow-crisped English countryside, the mysterious Miss Lily draws around her young women selected from Europe's royal and most influential families. Her girls are taught how to captivate a man and find a potential husband.
Gwen : a novel, Goldie Goldbloom.
1903 and artist Gwen John travels to France with a companion and seeks out sculptor Auguste Rodin.
A letter from Italy, Pamela Hart.
1917, Italy. Australian journalist Rebecca Quinn is an unconventional woman. At the height of World War I, she has given up the safety of her Sydney home for the bloody battlefields of Europe, following her journalist husband to the frontline as a war correspondent in Italy.
Mikhail and Margarita, Julie Lekstrom Himes.
Interesting novel that is both an homage to Mikhail Bulgakov's classic "The master and Margarita" and a tale of love and betrayal in the Stalinist years in Russia.
The drowning king, Emily Holleman.
Sharing the throne of Egypt with her eleven-year-old brother Ptolemy, Cleopatra is caught in a power struggle and forced to flee during a rebel uprising, while her sister Arsinoe, who follows Cleopatra into exile, is forced to chose between betraying her family or her country.
Eagles in the storm, Ben Kane.
Third and final in the "Eagles of Rome" series in which Arminius seeks revenge.
Olivia & Sophia, Rosie Milne.
Set in London, Java, Sumatra, Penang, Malacca and Singapore, this historical novel takes the form of two diaries of Sir Stamford Raffles.
Treasured Grace, Tracie Peterson.
With the aid of trapper Alex Armistead, widow Grace Martindale uses her midwifery skills to help the natives in the untamed Oregon Country, but not everyone welcomes her presence, and she finds herself in more danger than she could have imagined.
From the wreck, Jane Rawson.
Tells the remarkable story of George Hills, who survived the sinking of the steamship Admella off the South Australian coast in 1859. Haunted by his memories and the disappearance of a fellow survivor, George's fractured life is intertwined with that of a woman from another dimension, seeking refuge on Earth.
The night mark, Tiffany Reisz.
A sweeping tale of loss and courage, where one woman discovers that her destiny is written in sand, not carved in stone. Faye Barlow is drowning. After the death of her beloved husband, Will, she cannot escape her grief and most days can barely get out of bed. But when she's offered a job photographing South Carolina's storied coast, she accepts.
See what I have done, Sarah Schmidt.
When her father and stepmother are found brutally murdered on a summer morning in 1892, Lizzie Borden thirty-two years old and still living at home immediately becomes a suspect. But after a notorious trial, she is found innocent, and no one is ever convicted of the crime.


The clairvoyants, Karen Brown.
Gothic-inflected psychological suspense that unmasks the secret desires of a young woman with a mystical gift.
Crossbones : an Omega days novel, John L. Campbell.
The U.S.S Nimitz survivors have made a floating fortress to survive the onslaught of the walking dead.
Omega days : an Omega days novel, John L. Campbell.
When the end came, it came quickly. No one knew where or exactly when the Omega Virus started, but soon it was everywhere. And when the ones spreading it can't die, no one stands a chance of surviving.
Ship of the dead : an Omega Days novel, John L. Campbell.
In the weeks following the Omega Virus outbreak, survivors form desperate clusters, uniting to defend against hordes of the walking dead. But they can only hide for so long.


The murder book, Jane A. Adams.
Lincolnshire, England. June, 1928. When three freshly-buried bodies are unearthed in the front yard of a rented cottage, DCI Henry Johnstone, a specialist murder detective from London, is summoned to investigate.
The restless dead, Simon Beckett.
Once one of the country's most respected forensics experts, Dr David Hunter is facing an uncertain professional and personal future. So when he gets a call from Essex police, he's eager for the chance to assist them.
A simple favour, Darcey Bell.
Psychological thriller about a mother who agrees to look after a friend's child after school but the friend doesn't arrive.
Vicious circle, C.J. Box.
The past comes back to haunt game warden Joe Pickett and his family with devastating effect in the new novel from Box.
Cambridge black, Alison Bruce.
Latest in the DC Gary Goodhew series is about a woman whose father was convicted of murder. New evidence suggests he might be innocent.
Master, liar, traitor, friend, Christoffer Carlsson
On a hot June day in 2014, Leo Junker's mentor Charles Levin is found dead. Levin has been shot in the head in the small village of Bruket, where he had just moved after retiring from the police force in Stockholm.
Let the dead speak, Jane Casey.
Teenager comes home to find her mother missing and rooms covered in blood. There's no body, however. DS Maeve Kerrigan is on the case.
Date with death, Julia Chapman.
Launches a new cosy crime series featuring an ex-policeman who returns to his home town in the Yorkshire Dales to set up his own agency.
All by myself, alone, Mary Higgins Clark.
Fleeing a disastrous and humiliating arrest of her husband-to-be on the eve of their wedding, Celia Kilbride, a gems and jewelry expert, hopes to escape from public attention by lecturing on a brand-new cruise ship. On board she meets eighty-six-year-old Lady Emily Haywood, 'Lady Em,' as she is known throughout the world. Immensely wealthy, Lady Em is the owner of a priceless emerald necklace.
A game of ghosts, John Connolly.
It is deep winter. The darkness is unending. The private detective named Jaycob Eklund has vanished, and Charlie Parker is dispatched to track him down.
A little death, A.J. Cross.
When, a year after she went missing, the body of 19-year-old student Elizabeth Williams is discovered in a field near her college, Dr Kate Hanson and her colleagues are faced with a seemingly impossible challenge.
The trophy child, Paula Daly.
A doting mother or a pushy parent? Karen Bloom expects perfection. Her son, Ewan, has been something of a disappointment and she won't be making the same mistake again with her beloved, talented child, Bronte. Bronte's every waking hour will be spent at music lessons and dance classes, doing extra schoolwork and whatever it takes to excel.
The third Nero ; or, Never say Nero again, Lindsey Davis.
Flavia Albia's day-old marriage is in trouble her new husband may be permanently disabled and they have no funds. So when Palace officials ask her to help expose a plotter in their midst she is obliged to accept their commission.
Everything you told me, Lucy Dawson.
You went to bed at home, just like every other night. You woke up in the back of a taxi, 300 miles away. You have no memory of the last ten hours. You have a suicide note in your coat pocket, in your own writing.
The burial hour, Jeffery Deaver.
Latest Lincoln Rhyme novel.
The Roanoke girls, Amy Engel.
Beautiful, rich, mysterious, the Roanoke girls seem to have it all. But there's a dark truth about them that's never spoken. Every girl either runs away, or dies. Lane is one of the lucky ones.
Summary justice, John Fairfax.
First in new crime series from William Broderick writing under a pseudonym.
Good as gone, Amy Gentry.
Thirteen-year-old Julie Whitaker was kidnapped from her bedroom in the middle of the night, witnessed only by her younger sister. Her family was shattered, but managed to stick together, hoping against hope that Julie is still alive. And then one night: the doorbell rings.
Still dark, Alex Gray.
Latest in Glasgow-set crime series featuring DSI William Lorimer, here investigating a murder scene on New Year's Eve.
Where I lost her, T. Greenwood.
Psychological suspense set in Vermont where a woman driving alone at night spots a child who runs off into the woods.
Most dangerous place, James Grippando.
Jack signs on to defend an old school friend's wife who is accused of murdering her college rapist, but he finds the case unexpectedly complicated by the woman's tortured family history and conflicting testimony from an ex-boyfriend.
At rope's end, Edward Kay.
The deadly secrets and dark passions that lurk in the most privileged corners of Seattle society have Verraday and Maclean running for their lives in this twisted debut mystery.
Earthly remains, Donna Leon.
Latest in the Commissario Guido Brunetti series.
Bramard's case, David Longo
Corso Bramard lives in the mountains not far outside Turin. A former police inspector, he has kept out of the public eye for twenty years following the brutal killings of his wife and daughter. Periodically, the at-large murderer taunts Bramard, sending him letters containing snippets of song lyrics by Leonard Cohen.
A twist of the knife, Becky Masterman.
Brigid Quinn is tough, determined, steely and sharper than sharp. As an ex-agent of the FBI she has seen it all, and survived. But nothing can cut her closer to the bone than family.
Dangerous minds : a Claire Roget mystery, Priscilla Masters.
When she receives a wedding invitation from one of her former patients, forensic psychiatrist Dr Claire Roget is more than a little alarmed. Highly intelligent and manipulative, Jerome Barclay suffers from a severe personality disorder. Although she has never been able to prove it, Claire believes him to be highly dangerous.
A handful of ashes, Rob McCarthy.
Second in the London-set Dr Harry Kent series (follows "The hollow man") is a mix of medical thriller and police procedural.
Blood tide, Claire McGowan.
Called in to investigate the disappearance of a young couple during a violent storm, Paula Maguire, forensic psychologist, has mixed feelings about going back to Bone Island.
The last act of Hattie Hoffman, Mindy Mejia.
Teenager is stabbed to death on the opening night of a highschool play. A tale told from three perspectives: the local sheriff, the high school teacher and the girl herself.
A thousand cuts, Thomas Mogford.
5th in the Mediterranean noir series featuring defence lawyer Spike Sanguinetti. Intriguing Gibraltar setting.
The possessions, Sara Flannery Murphy.
Thriller/ghost story/ tale of obsession about a woman able to channel the dead and what happens when she channels her client's wife and things go wrong.
Tattletale, Sarah J. Naughton.
First adult novel from much praised children's writer: a story about a woman, estranged from family, who receives a mysterious call from her brother.
The thirst, Jo Nesbo
A woman is found murdered after an internet date. The marks left on her body show the police that they are dealing with a particularly vicious killer.
Say nothing, Brad Parks.
On a normal Wednesday afternoon, Judge Scott Sampson is preparing to pick up his six-year-old twins for their weekly swim. His wife Alison texts him with a change of plan: she has to take them to the doctor instead. So Scott heads home early. But when Alison arrives back later, she is alone.
Fool's gold, Caro Peacock.
A series of anonymous letters leads to a case of cold-blooded murder for 19th-century private investigator Liberty Lane.
Marked for revenge, Emelie Schepp.
Second in highstakes thriller series involves the international drug trade and child trafficking, featuring prosecutor Jana Berzelius.
Never let you go, Chevy Stevens.
Lindsey Nash has left an abusive relationship and her ex-husband was sent to jail. She has started over with a new life, her own business, and a teenage daughter who needs her more than ever. When her husband is finally released, Lindsey believes she has cut all ties.
A meditation on murder, Robert Thorogood.
Aslan Kennedy has an idyllic life: leader of a spiritual retreat for wealthy holidaymakers on one of the Caribbean's most unspoilt islands, Saint Marie. Until he's murdered, that is.
The twelve lives of Samuel Hawley, Hannah Tinti.
Loo is twelve when she moves back to the New England fishing village of her early youth. Her father, Hawley, finds work on the boats, while she undergoes the usual heartaches of a new kid in school. But lurking over Loo are mysteries, both of the mother who passed away, of the grandmother she's forbidden to speak to. And hurtling towards both father and daughter are the ghosts of Hawley's past.
Wolf Lake, John Verdon.
The former NYPD star homicide detective is called upon to solve a baffling puzzle: Four people who live in different parts of the country and who seem to have little in common, report having had the same dream-a terrifying nightmare involving a bloody dagger with a carved wolf's head on the handle.
Elementary murder, A. J. Wright.
1894, Wigan. Miss Dorothea Gadsworth is interviewed for a teaching vacancy at George Street Elementary, but is ultimately dismissed as a candidate. The following Monday morning, her body is discovered in a locked classroom with a note by her side.

New Zealand Fiction

A surfeit of sunsets, Dulcie Castree.
Welcome to sunny Taiwhenua, a beautiful coastal town in New Zealand. No more eccentric than most small communities, Taiwhenua has a lot to offer those who come to seek refuge, or nurse their emotional wounds. However, people are not always healed, and it is not always the wounded who are the most vulnerable.
The Earth cries out, Bonnie Etherington.
Set in the late 1990s with civil unrest in the Indonesian province now known as West Papua.
Star sailors, James McNaughton.
In the not too distant future, the effects of climate change devastate the world and New Zealand becomes a haven for elites. When a young couple from the wrong side of the tracks gain entry into Wellington's most exclusive gated community, it appears their troubles are over.
The blossom tree, B. F. Medlin.
A series of sharply written short stories with a genuine New Zealand voice. Heartwarming, tender, gritty and humorous, nearly all the stories are drawn from real people and based on true events.
Lewisville, Alexandra Tidswell.
Martha Grimm has a sorrowful secret, and her daughter Mary Ann is the only other person in New Zealand who knows it. Growing up dirt-poor in Willoughby, Warwickshire, in 1814, Martha dared to imagine a different life. Now she is a wealthy and respectable Wellington settler half a world away.
Strip, Sue Wootton.
"Their dreams of parenthood dashed, Harvey and Isobel go for dream jobs instead. Harvey hangs up his stethoscope to become a cartoonist and Isobel takes a promotion at the local museum. Then an abandoned baby comes up for adoption, and Harvey and Isobel discover a family is more work than they bargained for.


The forgotten Gallo bride, Natalie Anderson.
Billionaire's baby promise, Sarah M. Anderson.
Promise of Hunters Ridge, Sarah Barrie.
Bride for the brooding boss, Bella Bucannon.
Pursued by the desert prince, Dani Collins.
The millionaire's royal rescue, Jennifer Faye.
Power game : a GhostWalker novel, Christine Feehan.
Baby surprise for the doctor prince, Robin Gianna.
Claimed for the De Carrillo twins, Abby Green.
Debt Paid in the marriage bed, Jennifer Hayward.
Secrets of a billionaire's mistress, Sharon Kendrick.
Resisting her army doc rival, Sue MacKay.
If not for you, Debbie Macomber.
The innocent's secret baby, Carol Marinelli.
Their secret royal baby, Carol Marinelli.
Christmas under a starlit sky, Holly Martin.
A month to marry the midwife, Fiona McArthur.
The temporary Mrs Marchetti, Melanie Milburne.
Her hot Highland doc, Annie O'Neil.
Proposal for the wedding planner, Sophie Pembroke.
His pregnant royal bride, Amy Ruttan.
The Sicilian's defiant virgin, Susan Stephens.
Return of her Italian duke, Rebecca Winters.
Seduce me, cowboy, Maisey Yates.


The four streets saga, Nadine Dorries.
This is the complete story, in one volume, of Nadine's bestselling Four Streets Trilogy. Set in the Irish Catholic community of 1950s Liverpool and on the west coast of Ireland, this is a saga of working-class families.
Dance your troubles away, Pam Evans.
It is three years since the Second World War claimed the life of Polly's beloved husband George and not a day goes by without her wishing he was still alive. Polly is grateful that her mother is on-hand to look after her daughter Emmie while she works day and night to make ends meet.
Mothering Sunday, Rosie Goodwin.
1884, Nuneaton. Fourteen-year-old Sunday Small has never lived outside the Nuneaton workhouse. The regime is cruel, and if it weren't for Miss Beau who comes in every week to teach the children their letters and her young friend Daisy, Sunday's life wouldn't be worth living.
Only love can heal, Rosie Harris.
When the war was over, Lieutenant Kate Russell would marry a man with a pedigree as sound as her own. Because confidence, beauty and privilege were advantages she took for granted; and besides her aristocratic parents had great plans for her: Then she met Robert Campbell, a mere staff driver.
A stranger in Honeyfield, Anna Jacobs.
1916. Bella is working as a Voluntary Aid driving ambulances in England when she gets engaged to Philip, on leave from fighting in France. His family strongly disapprove of her but the two of them are happy together. Georgie, Philip's sister, is in trouble having broken her engagement and fled from her bullying family.
Shipyard girls at war, Nancy Revell.
1941. It takes strength to work on the docks, but the war demands all hands on deck and the women are doing their best to fill the gap. Rosie is flourishing in her role as head-welder while still keeping her double life a secret. But a dashing detective is forcing Rosie to choose between love and her duty.
The bomb girls' secrets, Daisy Styles.
In the Phoenix Munitions Factory everyone has their secrets. As WWII rolls across Europe, Kitty boards a ship set for England; leaving her cruel father for war work in a munitions factory.

Science fiction

Infinity engine, Neal Asher.
3rd and final part of the Transformation series.
Germanica, Robert Conroy.
Deep in the heart of Europe's Alps in the redoubt called Germanica, Nazi propaganda master Josef Goebbels and a battalion of Nazi zealots hold out against a frantic final Allied push to end World War II.
The wanderers, Meg Howrey.
Inventive tale of three astronauts training for their first mission to Mars.
Spaceman of Bohemia, Jaroslav Kalfar.
Future-set tale of Czech astronaut sent into space to investigate a mysterious dust cloud covering Venus.
Seven surrenders, Ada Palmer.
It is a world in which near-instantaneous travel from continent to continent is free to all. In which automation now provides for everybody's basic needs. In which nobody living can remember an actual war. In which it is illegal for three or more people to gather for the practice of religion but ecumenical "sensayers" minister in private, one-on-one.
Slow bullets, Alastair Reynolds.
Far future space opera/interstellar adventure of war, betrayal and the preservation of civilisation.
New York 2140, Kim Stanley Robinson.
Vision of future New York as the waters rise and every street becomes a canal.


Taggart's Crossing, Paul Bedford.
Valley of thunder, Sam Clancy.
To the death, Scott Connor.
Riding the line, Will DuRey.
Devine's mission, I.J. Parnham.