New Titles Fiction April 2019 (arrived in March)


A long night in Paris, Dov Alfon.
When one Israeli citizen disappears from Charles de Gaulle airport with a woman in a red dress you can put it down to youthful indiscretion. When a second from the same flight is disappeared from his hotel room by a girl with a gun, you might just have a diplomatic crisis on your hands.
The Lysander passenger, Peter Clements.
Britain, in 1942, should have been a safe place for a French resistance fighter visiting his handlers in the Security Intelligence Service. Sergeant Ian Gifford of the RAF, along with other pilots of the Special Squadron at Tempsford, risk their lives with every flight into occupied France. For their enemy is not only the Luftwaffe, but the weather.
A spy in exile: a thriller, Jonathan de Shalit.
In the upper echelons of Israel's intelligence community, an elite, secret unit discovers how easily the hunter can become the hunted. After Ya'ara Stein is forced out of her job at the Mossad, Israel's secret intelligence service, she is called upon by the prime minister for a classified job.
Sea of shadows, Jeff Edwards.
A minor accident at a German nuclear power plant, a biological warfare attack on the British embassy in Washington D.C., and a secret arms deal combine to drive a trusted NATO ally into an illegal alliance with a rogue Middle East state. With the world hovering on the brink of war, a handfull of U.S. Navy warships must track down and destroy a wolfpack of state-of-the-art submarines.
Sword of Shiva, Jeff Edwards.
Three Tibetan rebels attack a train carying Chinese soldiers into the Tibet Autonomous Region. The rebels escape across the Himalayas into India, unaware that the son of China's First Vice-Premier lays maimed and dying among the burning wreckage of the train.
Three Tibetan rebels attack a train carrying Chinese soldiers into the Tibet Autonomous Region. The rebels escape across the Himalayas into India, unaware that the son of China's First Vice-Premier lays maimed and dying among the burning wreckage of the train.
The seventh angel, Jeff Edwards.
A military revolt in southeastern Russia puts a former hard-line Soviet leader in command of a ballistic missile submarine and its arsenal of nuclear weapons. His goal: re-ignite the communist revolution, and recapture the might and glory of the fallen Soviet Union. Without warning, Russia, Japan, and the United States become hostages in a scheme of international nuclear blackmail.
Invisible: a novel, Andrew Grant.
Paul McGrath rebelled against his pacifist father by becoming a stand-out Army recruit, the star of his military intelligence unit. When he returns home, it's to find his father dead, seemingly murdered, and the trial ending in a hung jury. So McGrath put his arsenal of skills to work to find out just how corrupt the legal system was.
Mission critical, Mark Greaney.
Court Gentry's flight on a CIA transport plane is interrupted when a security team brings a hooded man aboard. The passenger is being transported to England where a joint CIA/MI6 team will interrogate him about a mole in Langley. When they land at an isolated airbase in the UK, they are attacked by a hostile force that kidnaps the prisoner.
Black camp 21, Bill Jones.
Christmas, 1944. All over Britain, POW camps are filling up with defeated German soldiers. Every day, thousands more pour in on ships from France. But only the most dangerous are sent to Camp 21 -- 'black' prisoners -- SS diehards who've sworn death before surrender. Nothing will stop their war, unless it's a bullet.
Marked for death, Tony Kent.
Assigned to the story from the start, news reporter Sarah Truman sets out to investigate on her own, not suspecting that the trail will lead straight back to her own front door and her fiance Michael Devlin. A criminal barrister determined to prove the innocence of his own client, Michael is at first oblivious to the return of the murderous figure from his past - until tragedy strikes closer to home.
Killing state, Judith O'Reilly.
What if the person you're ordered to kill is the woman you want to protect? Michael North, assassin and spy-for-hire, is very good at killing bad guys. But what happens when his shadowy bosses at the dark heart of the British government order him to kill a good woman instead?
The last act: a novel, Brad Parks.
Struggling stage actor Tommy Jump knows he has to stop chasing applause and start chasing greenbacks. But then he's offered the role of a lifetime: $150,000 for a six- month acting gig. With a newly pregnant fiancée depending on him, it's an opportunity he can't refuse, even though the offer comes from the strangest employer imaginable: the FBI.
The huntress: a novel, Kate Quinn.
When the Nazis attack the Soviet Union, Nina Markova risks everything to join the legendary Night Witches, an all-female night bomber regiment. Stranded behind enemy lines, Nina becomes the prey of a Nazi murderess known as the Huntress, and only her cunning will keep her alive.
The bridge, Robert Radcliffe.
Young paratrooper Theo Trickey has had a remarkable war. Boy soldier, commando, intelligence officer; fighting from northern France to the African desert and in the mountains of Italy. He has already done more than should be asked of any man in war. But D-Day is looming and British intelligence have one more misson for Trickey.
Crucible: a thriller, James Rollins.
Arriving home on Christmas Eve, Commander Gray Pierce discovers his house ransacked, his pregnant lover missing, and his best friend's wife, Kat, unconscious on the kitchen floor. With no shred of evidence to follow, his one hope to find the woman he loves and his unborn child is Kat, the only witness to what happened.
The good lie: a novel, Tom Rosenstiel.
An intelligent and propulsive international political thriller--Peter Rena is hired by the president to investigate the bombing of an American military base overseas.
Red strike, Chris Ryan.
The Kremlin does not forget. Six years ago, high-ranking Russian foreign intelligence officer Nikolai Volkov fled the country, accused of selling state secrets to MI6. Defecting to the UK, Volkov went into hiding. The Kremlin does not forgive.
Equator, Antonin Varenne.
1871. Pete Ferguson is a wanted man. An army deserter, hunted for murder in Oregon, not to mention theft and arson in Nebraska. Taking the name of Billy Webb, he is hired by bison hunters, but leaves after a bloody dispute. He then takes the Comancheros Road, which he follows to Mexico, and then to Guatemala.
The friend, Joakim Zander.
Jacob Seger arrived in Lebanon with a head full of dreams. This is his first job in the world of international diplomacy, and he's determined to change the world for the better. When he meets the handsome, soulful Yassim at a glamorous party, his happiness is complete. But three weeks later, Jacob recognises his own face in the newspaper.


Wild country: the world of the Others, Anne Bishop.
In this powerful and exciting fantasy set in the world of Others series, humans and the shape-shifting Others will see whether they can live side by side without destroying one another. There are ghost towns in the world; places where the humans were annihilated in retaliation for the slaughter of the shape-shifting Others.
Our bloody pearl, D. N. Bryn.
The ocean is uncontrollable and dangerous. But to the sirens who swim the warm island waters, it's a home more than worth protecting from the humans and their steam-propelled ships. Between their hypnotic voices and the strength of their powerful tails, sirens have little to fear.
The true queen, Zen Cho.
When sisters Muna and Sakti wake up on the peaceful beach of the island of Janda Baik, they can't remember anything, except that they are bound as only sisters can be. They have been cursed by an unknown enchanter, and slowly Sakti starts to fade away.
The secret ingredient of wishes, Susan Bishop Crispell.
26-year-old Rachel Monroe has spent her whole life trying to keep a very unusual secret: she can make wishes come true. And sometimes the consequences are disastrous. So when Rachel accidentally grants an outlandish wish for the first time in years, she decides it's time to leave her hometown, and her past, behind for good.
The beauty of the wolf, Wray Delaney.
In the age of the Faerie Queene, Elizabeth I, Lord Francis Rodermere starts to lay waste to a forest. Furious, the sorceress who dwells there scrawls a curse into the bark of the first oak he fells: A faerie boy will be born to you whose beauty will be your death.
Iron bones: a wild hunt novel, Yasmine Galenorn.
Light and Dark Fae are both dying, caught in the grip of a plague that threatens to sweep through both courts. The deadly disease is spreading, and no one can pinpoint the origins, nor can an antidote be formulated until the details of the contagion are understood.
Oak & thorns, Yasmine Galenorn.
When Herne and Ember are approached by the matriarch of a group of water-horse shifters to help find her cousin's murderer, the Wild Hunt is drawn into a dark and shadowed world of the Ante-Fae. But as the team delves into the details of the grisly death, they uncover evidence of a string of murders that leads them directly into the court of Blackthorn.
The Silver Stag: a wild hunt novel, Yasmine Galenorn.
Life isn't easy when you bear the mark of the Silver Stag. Caught between the worlds of Light and Dark Fae, Ember Kearney was born with the mark of the Silver Stag. Rejected by both her bloodlines, she's turned her back on her people to become a freelance investigator, hiring herself to take care of common problems like hen-stealing goblins.
The gutter prayer, Gareth Hanrahan.
Three young thieves stand against rising darkness in an effort to save the city of Guerdon, the last refuge from a centuries-old magical war that could bring about the end of the world.
Evening falls, J. E Kestner.
In a land where magic is a myth, there roams a subtle darkness. For Mark, though it has always remained hidden, he can feel it surrounding him. Now the darkness isn't hiding anymore. Pirates, appearing from an ocean the people are too afraid to name, have hemmed in the southern shores with no word as to why.
The Raven tower, Ann Leckie.
For centures, the kingdom of Iraden has been protected by a god known as the Raven. But in their hour of need, the Raven seems to have abandoned its people. It is into this unreast that the warrior Eolo, aide to the true heir to the throne, arrives. In seeking to help his master reclain his city, Eolo discovers that the Raven's tower holds a secret.
Endgames, L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
Solidar is in chaos. Charyn, the young and untested ruler of Solidar, has survived assassination, and he struggles to gain control of a realm in the grip of social upheaval, war, and rioting. Solidar cannot be allowed to slide into social and political turmoil that will leave the High Holders with their ancient power and privilege, and the common people with nothing.
Salvation's fire, Justina Robson.
The Tzarkomen necromancers sacrificed a thousand women to create a Bride for the Kinslayer so he would spare them in the war. But the Kinslayer is dead and now the creation intended to ensure his eternal rule lies abandoned by its makers in the last place in the world that anyone would look for it. Which doesn't prevent someone from finding her by accident.
The priory of the orange tree, Samantha Shannon.
The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction--but assassins are getting closer to her door. Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages.
Theft of swords, Michael J. Sullivan.
Royce Melborn is a talented thief. His partner, Hadrian Blackwater, is skilled mercenary. Together they make a profitable living as agents-for-hire to wealthy nobles - until the become the unwitting scrapgoats in a plot to murder the king. And so begins this epic tal of treachery and adventure, swordfighting and magic, myth and legend.
The bird king, G. Willow Wilson.
Hassan has a secret; he can draw maps of places he's never seen and bend the shape of reality. When representatives of the newly formed Spanish monarchy arrive to negotiate the sultan's surrender, Fatima befriends one of the women, not realizing that she will see Hassan's gift as sorcery and a threat to Christian Spanish rule.


The outcast hours, edited by Mahvesh Murad & Jared Shurin.
The bold new anthology from the acclaimed editors of The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories. These are the stories of people who live at night: under neon and starlight, and never the light of the sun. These are the stories of poets and police, tourists and traders; the hidden and the forbidden; the lonely and the lovers. This is their time.
Bird summons, Leila Aboulela.
Salma, Moni and Iman are embarking on a road trip to the highlands to pay homage to Lady Evelyn Cobbold, the first Muslim woman of Scotland. The women are looking for more than a holiday. Each wants to escape her life; each wants an answer. Salma came up with the idea for the trip.
When you read this: a novel, Mary Adkins.
Iris Massey is gone. But she's left something behind. For four years, Iris Massey worked side by side with PR maven Smith Simonyi, helping clients perfect their brands. But Iris has died, taken by terminal illness at only thirty-three. Adrift without his friend and colleague, Smith is surprised to discover that in her last six months, Iris created a blog filled with sharp and often funny musings on the end of a life not quite fulfilled.
The firefly dance, Sarah Addison Allen, Augusta Trobaugh, Kathryn Magendie.
Bright lights flicker in the dark evenings of summer. Pinpoints of hope float against the black descent of night. The sweetest of small and innocent creatures finds its way through the shadows. Fireflies seem to dance on sheer air, illuminating the space between heartbeats. Children give off a similar brave glow, despite the challenges of their young lives.
The word for woman is wilderness: a novel, Abi Andrews.
Erin is 19. She's never really left England, but she has watched Bear Grylls and wonders why it's always men who get to go on all the cool wilderness adventures. So Erin sets off on a journey into the Alaskan wilderness, a one-woman challenge to the archetype of the rugged male explorer.
Homeland, Fernando Aramburu.
Here is the story of two families in small-town Basque country, pitted against each other by the ideology and violence of the terrorist group ETA (Basque Homeland and Liberty), from the unrelentingly grim 1980s to October 2011 when the group proclaimed an end to its savage insurgency.
Sea monsters, Chloe Aridjis.
One autumn afternoon in Mexico City, 17-year-old Luisa does not return home from school. Instead, she boards a bus to the Pacific coast with Tomas, a boy she barely knows. He seems to represent everything her life is lacking; recklessness, impulse, independence, and may also help her fulfil an unusual obsession; to track down a troupe of Ukrainian dwarfs who have recently escaped a Soviet circus touring Mexico.
The Dakota Winters, Tom Barbash.
Returning to his childhood home in 1979 New York's famed Dakota apartments, former Peace Corps volunteer Anton Winter is swept up in a raucous celebrity effort to reignite his late-night host father's stalled career. As Anton becomes enmeshed in his father's professional and spiritual reinvention, he begins to question his own path in life.
Vacuum in the dark: a novel, Jen Beagin.
Mona is twenty-six and cleans houses for a living in Taos, New Mexico. She moved there mostly because of a bad boyfriend--a junkie named Mr. Disgusting, long story--and her efforts to restart her life since haven't exactly gone as planned. For one thing she's got another bad boyfriend.
If only I could tell you, Hannah Beckerman.
Audrey's family has fallen apart. Her two grown-up daughters, Jess and Lily, are estranged, and her two teenage granddaughters have never been allowed to meet. A secret that echoes back thirty years has splintered the family in two, but is also the one thing keeping them connected.
Echoes of Grace, Caragh Bell.
Grace Molloy was the darling of the theatre scene. Young and dazzling, she gave it all up to marry the playwright Henry Sinclair, thirty years her senior. Then, one stormy night, she died giving birth to her daughter, Aurora. Left with no memory of her mother, Aurora is raised by Henry and her nanny, Maggie, in a huge old house on the Cornish coastline.
Sacred darkness: the last days of The Gulag, Levan Berdzenishvili.
Based on true events, a thrilling marriage of reportage and lived experience, this book tears apart the fabric of Russian Soviet repression with biting humour and wry insight. Here are stories of citizens who find themselves in extraordinary and remarkable conditions.
Winter loon: a novel, Susan Bernhard.
When the spring thaw of a frozen Minnesota lake brings about shocking revelations that lead to violence, 15-year-old Wes Ballot embarks on a search for his missing father, the truth about his mother's death and a future he must claim for himself.
The long delirious burning blue, Sharon Blackie.
Cat Munro's safe, carefully-controlled world as a corporate lawyer is disintegrating, and she is diagnosed with panic disorder just before her fortieth birthday. In a last-ditch attempt to claw back control, she faces up to her greatest fear of all: she decides to learn to fly.
Love without end: a story of Heloise and Abelard, Melvyn Bragg.
Paris, 1117: Heloise, a brilliant young scholar, is astonished when the famous, radical philosopher, Peter Abelard, consents to be her tutor. But what starts out as a meeting of minds turns into a passionate, dangerous love affair which incurs terrible retribution. Nine centuries later, Arthur is in Paris to recreate the extraordinary story of Heloise and Abelard in a novel.
The rip, Mark Brandi.
A young woman living on the street has to keep her wits about her. Or her friends. But when the drugs kick in, that can be hard. Anton has been looking out for her. She was safe with him. But then Steve came along. He had something over Anton. Must have. But he had a flat they could crash in. And gear in his pocket.
Little faith: a novel, Nickolas Butler.
Lyle Hovde is at the onset of his golden years, living a mostly content life in rural Wisconsin with his wife, Peg, daughter, Shiloh, and six-year old grandson, Isaac. After a troubled adolescence and subsequent estrangement from her parents, Shiloh has finally come home.
In the full light of the sun, Clare Clark.
Hedonistic and politically turbulent, Berlin in the 1920s is a city of seedy night clubs and sumptuous art galleries. It is home to millionaires and mobs storming bakeries for rationed bread. These disparate Berlins collide when Emmeline,a young art student; Julius, an art expert; and a mysterious dealer named Rachmann all find themselves caught up in the astonishing discovery of thirty-two previously unknown paintings by Vincent van Gogh.
What hell is not, Alessandro D'Avenia.
Sicily, 1993. Fear rules the streets of Palermo. Teenage boys patrol the narrow streets armed with AK-47's, marking out the territory of their mafia bosses. This is what hell is. Federico, a privileged local boy, is asked by his teacher, Don Pino, to help out at the youth club he runs in one of the most destitute areas of the city.
Deviation, Luce D'Eramo.
Lucie was brought up by bourgeois parents as a passionate young fascist. At the age of eighteen, the headstrong protagonist decides to volunteer in the Nazi labour camps in Germany. Wishing to disprove what she sees as the lies that are being told about Nazi-Fascism, she instead encounters the horrors of life there - and is changed completely.
Lightning rods, Helen DeWitt.
Joe is a down-and-out salesman who spends most of his time sitting around his trailer in Florida fantasizing about women. But one afternoon a particularly strange fantasy turns into a life-changing epiphany. Suddenly he knows how to curtail sexual harassment in the office and increase productivity.
Some trick: thirteen stories, Helen DeWitt.
For sheer unpredictable brilliance, Gogol may come to mind, but no author alive today takes a reader as far as Helen DeWitt into the funniest, most yonder dimensions of possibility. Her jumping-off points might be statistics, romance, the art world's piranha tank, games of chance and games of skill, the travails of publishing, or success.
The last samurai, Helen DeWitt.
Eleven-year-old Ludo is in search of a father. Raised singlehandedly by his mother Sibylla, Ludo's been reading Greek, Arabic, Japanese and a little Hebrew since the age of four; but reading Homer in the original whilst riding the Circle Line on the London Underground isn't enough to satisfy the boy's boundless curiosity.
The mystery of Edwin Drood, Charles Dickens; completed by David Madden.
The story recounts the troubled romance of Rosa Bud and the book's eponymous character, who later vanishes. Was Drood murdered, and if so by whom? All clues point to John Jasper, Drood's lugubrious uncle, who coveted Rosa. Or did Drood orchestrate his own disappearance? As Charles Dickens died before finishing the book, the ending is intriguingly ambiguous.
A book of common prayer, Joan Didion.
Set in the ruined Central American nation of Boca Grande, A Book of Common Prayer is the story of two American women and their conflicting experiences of wealth, politics and personal history.
Love in no man's land, Duo Ji Zhou Ga.
The Changthang Plateau lies in the centre of Tibet. A vast, rolling grassland stippled with azure-blue lakes and ringed by snow peaks, it is home to seven-year-old Gongzha and his family who live, as their ancestors have done for centuries, by herding and hunting. But it is 1967 and the Cultural Revolution is seeping across China.
A rose petal summer, Katie Fforde.
Caro Swanson has taken a job in a remote part of Scotland. She's answered an ad in The Lady; being a companion to an elderly gentleman who lives in a country estate could be perfect! Surely it's time to make a change and do something different for a while?
Her mother's daughter, Alice Fitzgerald.
1980: Josephine escapes her home in Ireland, hoping never to return. She starts a new, exciting life in London, but as much as she tries, she can't quite leave the trauma of her childhood behind. Seventeen years and two children later, Josephine gets a call from her sister to tell her that their mother is dying and wants to see her - a summons she can't refuse.
In the valley of blue gums, J.H. Fletcher.
Journalist Thea Anderson's adventurous life has been one of endless danger. Even her childhood, where she and her mother were forced to flee Malaya in the fish- stinking hold of a junk in the dying days of colonialism, was fraught with peril. For a time it seemed she would find safe harbour in Tasmania in the arms of wine-maker Peter Torrance, but her restless spirit cannot be contained.
Bloodlines: a novel, Neville D. Frankel.
Told across five decades, in the voices of all four main characters, this paints on canvases large and small, from the struggle against apartheid to the secrets and brutalities that tear apart a family. Equal parts geopolitical thriller and one man's search for truth, it explores the damage inflicted by history, and the havoc wrought by lies.
Islands, Peggy Frew.
There was a house on a hill in the city and it was full of us, our family, but then it began to empty. We fell out. We made a mess. We draped ourselves in blame and disappointment and lurched around, bumping into each other. Some of us wailed and shouted; some of us barely made a sound. None of us was listening, or paying attention.
The designer, Marius Gabriel.
In 1940s Paris, she finds a genius, new love - and her self. In 1944, newly married Copper Reilly arrives in Paris soon after the liberation. While the city celebrates its freedom, she's stuck in the prison of an unhappy marriage. When her husband commits one betrayal too many, Copper demands a separation.
Jellyfish, Janice Galloway.
In this sparkling and powerful new collection, Janice Galloway takes on David Lodge's assertion; 'Literature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children; life's the other way round' and scent-marks her multi-layered fiction with what she believes to be the greater truth.
Third person present: a novel, JP Ganley.
Three aspiring writers – an academy award winning actress; a frontline police officer and father; and a mother of two toddlers enroll in an online writing course. They eventually meet at a weekend workshop. Will they be able to overcome their personal struggles let alone the challenges of becoming a writer?
The mum who got her life back, Fiona Gibson.
When her 18-year-old twins leave for university, single mum Nadia's life changes in ways she never expected: her Glasgow flat feels suddenly huge, laundry doesn't take up half her week, and she no longer has to buy 'the Big Milk'. After almost two decades of putting everyone else first, Nadia is finally taking care of herself.
Mr Doubler begins again, Seni Glaister.
Baked, mashed, boiled or fried, Mr Doubler knows his potatoes. But the same can't be said for people. Since he lost his wife, he's been on his own at Mirth Farm - and that suits Doubler just fine. Crowds are for other people; the only company he needs are his potato plants and his housekeeper, Mrs Millwood, who visits every day.
The Frank business, Olivia Glazebrook.
After Frank drops down dead in Heathrow Arrivals on Christmas Eve, his estranged daughter Jem is called in to identify the body. When Jem travels back to Frank's house in France - a house she hasn't been in since she was a child - she realises that Frank had a son too. Frank has died of a congenital heart defect, a defect he may have passed on to his daughter - or on to his son.
The care and feeding of ravenously hungry girls, Anissa Gray.
The Butler family has had their share of trials, as sisters Althea, Viola, and Lillian can attest, but nothing prepared them for the literal trial that will upend their lives. Althea, the eldest sister and substitute matriarch, is a force to be reckoned with and her younger sisters have alternately appreciated and chafed at her strong will.
After the party, Cassie Hamer.
Lisa Wheeldon has a lovely life. Wife to a gorgeous husband, Scott, and a devoted mother to two small daughters, the former accountant has everything she wants - except a third child. But the universe has a strange way of providing.
I thought I knew you, Penny Hancock.
Jules and Holly have been best friends since university. They tell each other everything, trading revelations and confessions, and sharing both the big moments and the small details of their lives: Holly is the only person who knows about Jules' affair; Jules was there for Holly when her husband died.
The gift of friends, Emma Hannigan.
Kingfishers Road; a leafy, peaceful street in the town of Vayhill. But there are whispers behind closed doors. Who is moving into Number 2? Young, beautiful and well- groomed, Danielle appears to her new neighbours to have the perfect, glossy life. But not everything is as it seems.
What the wind knows, Amy Harmon.
Anne Gallagher grew up enchanted by her grandfather's stories of Ireland. Heartbroken at his death, she travels to his childhood home to spread his ashes. There, overcome with memories of the man she adored and consumed by a history she never knew, she is pulled into another time.
Queenie Malone's Paradise Hotel, Ruth Hogan.
Tilly was a bright, outgoing little girl who liked playing with ghosts and matches. She loved fizzy drinks, swear words, fish fingers and Catholic churches, but most of all she loved living in Brighton in Queenie Malone's magnificent Paradise Hotel with its endearing and loving family of misfits - staff and guests alike.
Learning to see: a novel of Dorothea Lange, the woman who revealed the real America, Elise Hooper.
In 1918, a fearless twenty-two-year old arrives in bohemian San Francisco from the Northeast, determined to make her own way as an independent woman. Renaming herself Dorothea Lange she is soon the celebrated owner of the city's most prestigious and stylish portrait studio and wife of the talented but volatile painter, Maynard Dixon.
The unseen, Roy Jacobsen.
Ngrid Barrøy is born on an island that bears her name - a holdfast for a single family, their livestock, their crops, their hopes and dreams. Her father dreams of building a quay that will connect them to the mainland, but closer ties to the wider world come at a price. Her mother has her own dreams.
Swallowtail summer, Erica James.
It was the summer it all ended. It was the summer a new story began. Linston End has been the summer home to three families for several decades. The memories of their time there are ingrained in their hearts. But recently widowed Alastair is about to shock his circle of friends with the decisions he has made; and the changes it will mean for them all.
Night train: new and selected stories, Thom Jones.
Thom Jones's stories are high-octane, prose-drunk entertainment. His characters are grifters and drifters, rogues and ne'er-do-wells; some lovable, some not, but each with a voice that never fails to grab you by the collar. They include Vietnam soldiers, amateur boxers, psych ward veterans and an unforgettable adolescent DJ radio host, among others.
The hollow bones, Leah Kaminsky.
Berlin, 1936. Ernst Schäfer, a young, ambitious zoologist and keen hunter and collector, has come to the attention of Heinrich Himmler, who invites him to lead a group of SS scientists to the frozen mountains of Tibet. Their secret mission: to search for the origins of the Aryan race.
The light over London, Julia Kelly.
A forgotten diary, a forbidden love affair, a desperate fight to save her country. 2017 When Cara Hargreaves discovers a diary from the 1940s, its contents will change her life forever.
The great wide open, Douglas Kennedy.
It's 1980s New York. Heady, excessive times. Alice Burns, a young book editor, is deep into a manuscript about the morass of family life. The observations resonates, perhaps because she has just watched her own family implode. As she reads she wonders: when did the sadness start? And could it be that unhappiness is a choice?
Death is hard work, Khaled Khalifa.
Abdel Latif, an old man from the Aleppo region, dies peacefully in a hospital bed in Damascus. His final wish, conveyed to his youngest son, Bolbol, is to be buried in the family plot in their ancestral village of Anabiya. Though Abdel was hardly an ideal father, and though Bolbol is estranged from his siblings, this conscientious son persuades his older brother Hussein and his sister Fatima to accompany him and the body to Anabiya, which is, after all, only a two-hour drive from Damascus.
Goulash, Brian Kimberling.
Escaping small-town life to immerse himself in the rapidly changing culture of 1998 Prague, Elliott falls in love with an English teacher with whom he explores their adopted city's wonders, before historical events upend their idyllic existence.
Intimations: stories, Alexandra Kleeman.
In her second book, a collection of twelve stories irresistibly seductive in their strangeness, she explores human life from beginning to end: the distress of birth into a world already formed; the brief and confusing period of "living" where we understand what is expected of us and struggle to do it.
The Wall, John Lanchester.
Kavanagh begins his life patrolling the Wall. If he's lucky, if nothing goes wrong, he only has two years of this, 729 more nights. The best thing that can happen is that he survives and gets off the Wall and never has to spend another day of his life anywhere near it.
Cala, Laura Legge.
Cala, a stone farmhouse on the edge of a village in the Outer Hebrides, is home to four women – witches the locals say – who scratch out a living on its land. But after ten years of relative harmony, fractures are beginning to appear among them.
Finding Dorothy: a novel, Elizabeth Letts.
Hollywood, 1938: As soon as she learns that M-G-M is adapting her late husband's masterpiece for the screen, seventy-seven-year-old Maud Gage Baum sets about trying to finagle her way onto the set. Nineteen years after Frank's passing, Maud is the only person who can help the producers stay true to the spirit of the book--because she's the only one left who knows its secrets.
The Lemon Tree Hotel, Rosanna Ley.
In the beautiful village of Vernazza, the Mazzone family have transformed an old convent overlooking the glamorous Italian Riviera into the elegant Lemon Tree Hotel. For Chiara, her daughter Elene and her granddaughter Isabella, the smooth running of their hotel is the driving force in their lives. But for how long can this continue?
We must be brave, Frances Liardet.
In the disorderly evacuation of Southampton, England, newly married Ellen Parr finds a small child asleep on the backseat of an empty bus. No one knows who little Pamela is. Ellen professed not to want children with her older husband, and when she takes Pamela into her home and rapidly into her heart, she discovers that this is true: Ellen doesn't want children.
Good riddance, Elinor Lipman.
Daphne Maritch doesn't quite know what to make of the heavily annotated high school yearbook she inherits from her mother, who held this relic dear. Too dear. The late June Winter Maritch was the teacher to whom the class of '69 had dedicated its yearbook, and in turn she went on to attend every reunion, scribbling notes and observations after each one.
Lost children archive, Valeria Luiselli.
A family in New York packs the car and sets out on a road trip. A mother, a father, a boy and a girl, they head south west, to the Apacheria, the regions of the US which used to be Mexico. They drive for hours through desert and mountains. They stop at diners when they're hungry and sleep in motels when it gets dark.
Jokes for the gunmen, Mazen Maarouf.
These are stories of what the world looks like from a child's pure but sometimes vengeful or muddled perspective. These are stories of life in a war zone, life peppered by surreal mistakes, tragic accidents and painful encounters. These are stories of fantasist matadors, lost limbs and voyeuristic dwarfs.
Landfall, Thomas Mallon.
A chronicle of George W. Bush's second term, as his aspirations toward greatness are thrown into upheaval by the twin catastrophes of Iraq and Katrina Landfall has at its centre a president whose high-speed shifts between charm and petulance, resoluteness and self-pity, continually energize and mystify those around him.
This is not a love song: stories, Brendan Mathews.
A collection of dark, witty stories explores the efforts of ordinary people to persevere when marriages, friendships, and families come undone.
Happiness for beginners, Carole Matthews.
Molly Baker is living her best life. Thirty-eight years old, she lives on the twenty-five-acre Hope Farm in Buckinghamshire, surrounded by (mostly) four-legged friends and rolling hills. There's Anthony the anti-social sheep, Tina Turner the alpaca with attitude, and the definitely-not-miniature pig, Teacup.
Bowlaway: a novel, Elizabeth McCracken.
Bertha Truitt has always been an enigma to people in Salford, Massachusetts. She was discovered unconscious in a cemetery at the turn of the twentieth century-- nothing but a bowling ball, a candlepin, and fifteen pounds of gold on her person. She marries and starts a family with Leviticus Sprague, the doctor who revived her.
Don't you forget about me, Mhairi McFarlane.
It began with four words. 'I love your laugh. x' But that was twelve years ago. It really began the day Georgina was fired from The Worst Restaurant in Sheffield (according to Tripadvisor) and found The Worst Boyfriend in the World (according to Georgina's best friends) in bed with someone else.
Virtuoso, Yelena Moskovich.
1980s Prague. For Jana, childhood means ration queues and the smell of boiled potatoes on the grey winter air. But just before Jana's seventh birthday, a new family moves in to their building: a bird-eyed mamka in a fox-fur coat, a stubble-faced papka and a raven-haired girl named Zorka.
A season on Earth, Gerald Murnane.
Lost to the world for more than four decades, A season on Earth is the essential link between two acknowledged masterpieces by Gerald Murnane: the lyrical account of boyhood in his debut novel, Tamarisk Row, and the revolutionary prose of The Plains.
My Coney Island baby, Billy O'Callaghan.
On a bitterly cold winter's afternoon, Michael and Caitlin escape their unhappy marriages to keep an illicit rendez-vous. Once a month, for the past quarter of a century, Coney Island has been their haven. These precious, hidden hours are their only nourishment. But now, amid the howling of an angry snowstorm, the shut-down, out-of-season resort feels like the edge of the world.
The freedom artist, Ben Okri.
In a world uncomfortably like our own, a young woman called Alamantis is arrested for asking a question. Her question is this: Who is the Prisoner? When Alamantis disappears, her lover Karnak goes looking for her. He searches desperately at first, then with a growing realization.
Gingerbread, Helen Oyeyemi.
Perdita Lee may appear your average British schoolgirl; Harriet Lee may seem just a working mother trying to penetrate the school social hierarchy; but there are signs that they might not be as normal as they think they are. For one thing, they share a gold-painted, seventh-floor flat with some surprisingly verbal vegetation.
Notes of a crocodile, Qiu Miaojin.
Set in the post-martial-law era of 1990s Taipei, Notes of a Crocodile depicts the coming-of-age of a group of queer misfits discovering love, friendship, and artistic affinity while hardly studying at Taiwan's most prestigious university.
I want to show you more, Jamie Quatro.
Set around Lookout Mountain on the border of Georgia and Tennessee, Quatro's hypnotically revealing stories range from the traditional to the fabulist as they expose lives torn between spirituality and sexuality in the New American South. These fifteen linked tales confront readers with dark theological complexities, fractured marriages, and mercurial temptations.
The Italian, Ann Radcliffe.
First published in 1797, The Italian, with its archetypal villain Schedoni, its intense romance and its sublime depiction of landscape, is the masterpiece of Gothic fiction.
The runaway daughter, Joanna Rees.
It's 1926 and Anna Darton is on the run from a terrible crime she was forced into committing. Alone and scared in London, salvation comes in the form of Nancy, a sassy American dancer at the notorious nightclub, the Zip Club.
Mother country: a novel, Irina Reyn.
Nadia's daily life in south Brooklyn is filled with small indignities: as a senior home attendant, she is always in danger of being fired; as a part-time nanny, she is forced to navigate the demands of her spoiled charge and the preschooler's insecure mother; and as an ethnic Russian, she finds herself feuding with western Ukrainian immigrants who think she is a traitor.
The secret of clouds, Alyson Richman.
In her second year teaching sixth grade English, Maggie Topper is chosen for a special assignment: to privately tutor a student with serious health issues that prevent him from attending class with other kids. Though she agrees to the assignment, her decision is clouded with painful memories from her own childhood.
Graceland, Bethan Roberts.
What happens when your only son becomes The King of Rock 'n' Roll? From the moment she first holds him, after his twin brother is stillborn, Gladys Presley loves her son Elvis ferociously. She will be his greatest influence, the love of his life. She will be the one by his side, when Elvis is a boy and his father is in the jailhouse; as the family move from place to place, skirting poverty in Tupelo, Mississippi; as Elvis's obsession with music grows.
The glad shout, Alice Robinson.
After a catastrophic storm destroys Melbourne, Isobel flees to higher ground with her husband and young daughter. Food and supplies run low, panic sets in and still no help arrives. To protect her daughter, Isobel must take drastic action.
Stubborn archivist, Yara Rodrigues Fowler.
When your mother considers another country home, it's hard to know where you belong. When the people you live among can't pronounce your name, it's hard to know exactly who you are. And when your body no longer feels like your own, it's hard to understand your place in the world.
Baby of the family: a novel, Maura Roosevelt.
The Whitbys: a dynasty akin to the Astors, once enormously wealthy real-estate magnates who were considered "the landlords of New York." There was a time when the death of a Whitby would have made national news, but when the family patriarch, Roger, dies, he is alone.
The island of sea women: a novel, Lisa See.
Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends that come from very different backgrounds. When they are old enough, they begin working in the sea with their village's all-female diving collective, led by Young-sook's mother. As the girls take up their positions as baby divers, they know they are beginning a life of excitement and responsibility but also danger.
Once upon a river, Diane Setterfield.
On a dark, misty night in the small English village of Radcot, locals gather at the Swan Inn to cap their day with drinks and lore. The 600-year-old pub is a famed hub for storytellers, but the patrons cannot know that their evening will be stranger than any tale they could weave. Into the inn bursts a mysterious man, sopping and bloodied and carrying an unconscious four-year-old girl.
Adèle, Leïla Slimani.
Adele appears to have the perfect life. She is a successful journalist in Paris who lives in a chic apartment with her surgeon husband and their young son. But beneath the veneer of 'having it all', she is bored and consumed by an insatiable need for sex, whatever the cost.
Marrow Island, Alexis M. Smith.
Lucie Bowen left the islands twenty years ago, when the May Day Quake set loose catastrophic waves along the west coast, from Alaska to California, shattering thousands of lives. Her father disappeared in an explosion at the Marrow Island oil refinery, destroying the island's ecosystem and sending Lucie and her mother to the mainland to start anew.
Bangkok wakes to rain, Pitchaya Sudbanthad.
A house in the centre of Bangkok becomes the point of confluence where lives are shaped by upheaval, memory, and the lure of home. Witness to two centuries' flux in one of the world's most restless cities, a house plays host to longings and losses past, present, and future.
Exploded view, Carrie Tiffany.
A dangerous man moves in with a mother and her two adolescent children. The man runs an unlicensed mechanic's workshop at the back of their property. The girl resists the man with silence, and finally with sabotage. She fights him at the place where she believes his heart lives; in the engine of the car.
Rabbit redux, John Updike.
It's 1969, and the times are changing. America is about to land a man on the moon, the Vietnamese war is in full swing, and racial tension is on the rise. Things just aren't as simple as they used to be; at least, not for Rabbit Angstrom. His wife has left him with his teenage son, his job is under threat and his mother is dying.
Halibut on the moon, David Vann.
In his riveting new novel, internationally bestselling New York Times Notable author and Prix Medicis étranger-winner David Vann reimagines his father's final days. Halibut on the Moon traces the roots of mental illness in one man's life as he attempts to anchor himself to the places and people that once shaped his sense of identity.
Cherokee America, Margaret Verble.
An epic novel that follows a web of complex family alliances and culture clashes in the Cherokee Nation during the aftermath of the Civil War, and the unforgettable woman at its center.
Loyalties, Delphine de Vigan.
Thirteen-year-old Theo and his friend Mathis secretly drink on an almost daily basis. Their teacher, Helene, suspects something is not right with Theo and becomes obsessed with rescuing him, casting aside her professionalism to the point of no return. Cecile, mother of Mathis, discovers something horrifying on her husband's computer that makes her question whether she has ever truly known him.
The far field: a novel, Madhuri Vijay.
The Far Field follows a complicated flaneuse across the Indian subcontinent as she reckons with her past, her desires, and the tumultuous present. In the wake of her mother's death, Kalyani, a privileged and restless young woman from Bangalore, sets out for a remote Himalayan village in the troubled northern region of Kashmir.
This life or the next: a novel, Demian Vitanza.
Tariq Khan is a Pakistani born and raised in Norway. An outsider in his own country; adrift between two worlds divided by class, race, and culture, he's always been searching for home. Alongside a flock of other streetwise young men, each looking for direction and each easily susceptible, Tariq finds his cause in the Muslim revival.
The girls at 17 Swann Street, Yara Zgheib.
The chocolate went first, then the cheese, the fries, the ice cream. The bread was more difficult, but if she could just lose a little more weight, perhaps she would make the soloists' list. Perhaps if she were lighter, danced better, tried harder, she would be good enough.


JoJo's bizarre adventure. Part 3, Stardust crusaders. 09, Hirohiko Araki.
JoJo and friends find themselves facing one of the strangest foes of all; an enemy that can transport them into the world of video games! Can they get enough extra lives before its "Game Over"? Meanwhile, Polnareff enters the house of evil as he battles for his life in DIO's lair!
Old Man Logan. [10], End of the world, writer, Ed Brisson.
When a mysterious unidentified flying object crash-lands in the Yukon, Old Man Logan is called to investigate! What lies within? What does it want with Logan?
Old Man Logan. [7], Scarlet Samurai, writer, Ed Brisson; artists, Mike Deodato Jr. & Ibraim Roberson.
Old Man Logan's past comes back to haunt him when a former love drags him into battle with the deadly ninja clan, who have bolstered their forces like never before. And just when he thought things couldn't possibly get any worse, Logan encounters the mysterious Scarlet Samurai!
Old Man Logan. [8], To kill for, writer, Ed Brisson; artist, Dalibor Talajic, Ibraim Roberson.
New York's new mayor, Wilson Fisk, has banned vigilantes from the Big Apple! But Logan may have information that can take down the Kingpin, though Fisk won't surrender without a fight! Now that he's acquired political power, he'll do anything to hang on to it!
My heroes have always been junkies: a criminal novella, Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips.
Ellie has always had romantic ideas about drug addicts. Tragic souls drawn to needles and pills have been her obsession ever since the death of her junkie mother. But when Ellie lands in an upscale rehab clinic where nothing is what it seems, she'll find another, more dangerous, kind of romance.
Black Panther. [6], The intergalactic empire of Wakanda. Part one, Many thousands gone, Ta-Nehisi Coates, writer; Daniel Acuna, Jen Bartel, artist.
For years, T'Challa has protected Wakanda from all invaders. Now, he will discover that his kingdom is much bigger than he ever dreamed. Across the vast Multiverse lies an empire founded in T'Challa's name. Now find out the truth behind the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda!
The wicked + the divine. Vol. 8, Old is the new new, Kieron Gillen, writer; Jamie McKelvie, artist.
Modernist poets trapped in an Agatha Christie Murder Mystery. The Romantics gathering in Lake Geneva to resurrect the dead. What really happened during the fall of Rome. The Lucifer who was a nun, hearing Ananke's Black Death confession. As we approach the end, we start to see the full picture.
The beauty. Volume five, Jeremy Haun & Jason A. Hurley, story; Thomas Nachlik, art.
Timo and Ezerae's brutal quest for revenge collides with Detectives Foster and Vaughn's newest case. Now they must form an uneasy alliance if they want to survive.
The adventures of Tintin, reporter for "Le Petit Vingtième": in the Land of the Soviets, Hergé.
The world's most famous travelling reporter heads for Russia. Accompanied by his dog Snowy, Tintin leaves Brussels to go undercover in Soviet Russia. His attempts to research his story are put to the test by the Bolsheviks and Moscow's secret police.
10 dance. Volume 1, Inouesatoh.
Shinya Sugiki, the dashing lord of Standard Ballroom, and Shinya Suzuki, passionate king of Latin Dance: The two share more than just a first name and a love of the sport. They each want to become champion of the 10-Dance Competition, which means they'll need to learn the other's specialty dances, and who better to learn from than the best?
Tokyo ghoul: re. 8, Sui Ishida.
While Haise makes a plan to help his old friends escape from Cochlea prison without hurting any of his CCG colleagues, his mentor Kisho Arima confirms some of Haise's greatest fears about the organization.
Parasyte. 1, Hitoshi Iwaaki.
A plague of alien parasites has invaded Earth, taken over human hosts and begun feasting on humanity. Most of the hosts are oblivious to their captors, but high schooler Shinichi is fighting to control his own body against an alien parasite and wondering how he can warn humanity before it is too late.
Parasyte. 2, Hitoshi Iwaaki.
Shin looks like an ordinary high school boy, but he has a terrible secret: an alien parasite has infected his body. This mysterious creature is ruthless, deadly, and utterly indifferent to human suffering, and it is beginning to assert itself over Shin.
Parasyte. 3, Hitoshi Iwaaki.
Alien parasites have invaded Earth and taken over the minds of ordinary people. Shin has been infected with a parasite, but he still can think and act for himself. Now he's been approached by two mysterious victims of the invation.
Parasyte. 4, Hitoshi Iwaaki.
Shinichi, an ordinary high school student, is the only one who knows that aliens have invaded Earth and are controlling the minds of thousands of unwitting victims. It's a secret too dangerous to share but too big to cover up.
Parasyte. 5, Hitoshi Iwaaki.
An ordinary high school student is invaded by an alien being, and becomes a monster; but one with a human face and conscience.
Parasyte. 6, Hitoshi Iwaaki.
Shinichi has been hiding his true nature from the world: His body has been colonized by an alien being, and now he's half-human, half-alien. The other alien invaders, led by the cruel and beautiful Tamura, have discovered his secret.
Parasyte. 7, Hitoshi Iwaaki.
Shinichi is both man and monster. He's an ordinary high school student whose body has been invaded by an alien parasite. And he alone knows a terrible secret: The aliens are plotting the destruction of humankind.
Parasyte. 8, Hitoshi Iwaaki.
Shinichi vows to destroy Goto, one of the deadliest of the alien parasites that have invaded Earth; and people's bodies. But at the moment of truth, Shinichi discovers something unexpected in his heart: sympathy for the monster.
Kakegurui. 8, story, Homura Kawamoto; art, Toru Naomura.
A mysterious invitation has brought Yumeko to her second gamble of the student council presidential election: a two-on-two card game with Suzui against yet more members of the Momobami family! Sisters Miyo and Miri come from a branch of the family specializing in poisons of all types.
The walking dead. Volume 31, The rotten core, creator, Robert Kirkman; penciler, Charlie Adlard.
Rick leads the Commonwealth's Governor, Pamela Milton, on a tour of the various communities Alexandria is aligned with. Naturally terrible things begin to happen very quickly.
Bloodshot salvation. [3], The book of revelations, writer, Jeff Lemire; artist, Doug Braithwaite and Juan Jose Ryp.
Two thousand years in the future; in the year 4001 A.D., the man once known as Ray Garrison is no more but the microscopic nanites inside him live on. Enter Bloodshot 4001; a strange, gunslinging echo of Bloodshot's mind, body, and soul that is now more machine than man.
Overlord. 9, story, Kugane Maruyama; art, Hugin Miyama.
As the Eight Fingers' evil plans move ever forward, Sebas seems to deviate further from his original orders. When he finds an abandoned woman behind a brothel, his conflicting feelings of duty and justice are put to the ultimate test. Will the disciplined butler go as far as to sacrifice his loyalty to Ainz in order to save a mere human?
Rufus Marigold, Ross Murray.
Rufus Marigold is a primate with a problem. He suffers acutely from anxiety and every social encounter is a harrowing ordeal. A budding artist, Rufus spends his days working in an office.As life become increasingly more of a struggle, Rufus yearns to be defined as something other than an a complete nervous wreck.
Golden kamuy. 8, story and art by Satoru Noda.
The pursuit of the hidden Ainu gold takes Toshizo Hijikata closer to the truth about Asirpa's father; or does it? Sugimoto and Asirpa arrive in the town of Yubari just as Hokkaido glides into spring, but little do they know that their nemesis Lieutenant Tsurumi is also there with his men.
Girl town, Carolyn Nowak.
Diana got hurt, a lot, and she's decided to deal with this fact by purchasing a life-sized robot boyfriend. Mary and La-La host a podcast about a movie no one's ever seen. Kelly has dragged her friend Beth out of her comfort zone and into a day at the fantasy market that neither of them will forget.
Weapon X. [5], Weapon X-force, writers, Greg Pak & Fred Van Lente; artists, Yildiray Cinar.
A fresh start for Weapon X! They were hunters who became the hunted. They were enemies forced to become allies. They were a ticking time bomb that had no choice but to fall apart! Now, out of the ashes of Team Weapon X, a new crew is born!
The life of Captain Marvel, writer, Margaret Stohl; penciler, Carlos Pacheco.
She's one of the mightiest heroes not just on Earth but in the entire galaxy! Now learn exactly how Carol Danvers became the woman she is, the Avenger she is, in the definitive origin of Captain Marvel!
Attack on Titan. Before the fall. 15, art by Satoshi Shiki; story by Ryo Suzukaze.
As the days dwindle before the Survey Corps' last chance at an expedition, the need to train with their new equipment for fighting the Titans is more pressing than ever. But when an accident during training is revealed to be a work of sabotage, it sends shockwaves through the camp.
Food wars! Shokugeki no soma. 27, original creator, Yuto Tsukuda; artist, Shun Saeki.
All six chefs in the second bout of the team shokugeki finish their dishes simultaneously, making judgment imminent. In a battle between dishes that defy the imagination, which team's inventiveness will reign supreme and bring home victory; the resistance or Central?
Fante Bukowski. Three, A perfect failure, Noah Van Sciver.
After another year of living in the great American Midwest, self-styled erudite and superstar-to-be Fante Bukowski has a final showdown between his father and his dreams, is hired to ghostwrite a teen celebrity's memoir, and attends his first local zine fest.
The lady doctor, Ian Williams.
Lois Pritchard is a GP at the Llangandida Health Centre, as a salaried partner with Drs Robert Smith and Iwan James. She also works two days a week in the local Genitourinary Medicine (GUM) clinic. Currently single, despite the attentions of her many admirers, she is, by her own admission, `not very good with relationships'.


Dear George, dear Mary, Mary Calvi.
Unrequited love might have sparked a flame that ignited a cause that became the American Revolution. Never before has this story about George Washington been told. Crafted from hundreds of letters, witness accounts, and journal entries, Dear George, Dear Mary explores George's relationship with his first love, New York heiress Mary Philipse.
The perilous adventures of the cowboy king: a novel of Teddy Roosevelt and his times, Jerome Charyn.
Raising the literary bar to a new level, Jerome Charyn re-creates the voice of Theodore Roosevelt, the New York City police commissioner, Rough Rider, and soon-to-be twenty-sixth president through his derring-do adventures, effortlessly combining superhero dialogue with haunting pathos.
The eulogist: a novel, Terry Gamble.
1819. Cheated out of their family estate in Northern Ireland after the Napoleonic Wars, the Givens family settle in Cincinnati. After losing their mother in childbirth and their father to a riverboat headed for New Orleans, James, Olivia, and Erasmus Givens must fend for themselves.
The familiars, Stacey Halls.
1612, Pendle Hill, England. Fleetwood Shuttleworth is with child. As the mistress of Gawthorpe Hall, she is anxious to provide her husband with an heir, but none of her previous pregnancies have come to term; her husband knows she will not survive another pregnancy.
The phoenix of Florence, Philip Kazan.
16th century Italy, deep in the Tuscan countryside a long-held feud between two aristocratic families ends in tragedy leaving only one young girl alive. Having barely escaped with her life, she vows to survive at all costs. Years later, amidst the winding streets and majestic facades of Florence, two murders are not all they seem.
The glass woman, Caroline Lea.
1686, Iceland. An isolated, windswept land haunted by witch trials and steeped in the ancient sagas. Betrothed unexpectedly to Jón Eiríksson, Rósa is sent to join her new husband in the remote village of Stykkishólmur. Here, the villagers are wary of outsiders. But Rósa harbours her own suspicions.
In times gone by, Tracie Peterson.
After getting left at the altar, Kenzie Gifford flees to San Francisco to start her life over, determined never to love again. She's made new friends and has a good job in the office of her cousin's chocolate factory. The only thorn in her side is Dr. Micah Fisher, who insists on pursuing her despite her constant rejection.
The last days of the Romanov dancers, Kerri Turner.
Valentina Yershova's position in the Romanov's Imperial Russian Ballet is the only thing that keeps her from the clutches of poverty. With implacable determination, she has clawed her way through the ranks, relying not only on her talent but her alliances with influential men that grant them her body, but never her heart.
The glovemaker, Ann Weisgarber.
In the inhospitable lands of the Utah Territory, during the winter of 1888, thirty-seven-year-old Deborah Tyler waits for her husband, Samuel, to return home from his travels as a wheelwright. It is now the depths of winter, Samuel is weeks overdue, and Deborah is getting worried. Deborah lives in Junction, a tiny town of seven Mormon families scattered along the floor of a canyon.


Last ones left alive, Sarah Davis-Goff.
Remember your just-in-cases. Beware tall buildings. Always have your knives. Raised in isolation by her mother and Maeve on a small island off the coast of a post- apocalyptic Ireland, Orpen's life has revolved around training to fight a threat she's never seen. More and more she feels the call of the mainland, and the prospect of finding other survivors.
Sherlock Holmes and the Shadwell shadows, James Lovegrove.
London, autumn 1880. Dr. John Watson has just returned from Afghanistan and meets Sherlock Holmes, who is investigating a series of deaths in the Shadwell district of London. The victims appearing to have starved to death over the course of several weeks, yet were reported alive and well mere days before.
The homecoming: a novel, Andrew Pyper.
After the death of their absentee father, Aaron and Bridge Quinlan travel to a vast rainforest property in the Pacific Northwest to hear the reading of his will. There, they meet up with their mother and troubled sister, Franny, and are shocked to discover the will's terms: in order to claim their inheritance they must all remain at the estate for thirty days without any contact with the outside world.
Mothlight, Adam Scovell.
Phyllis Ewans, a prominent researcher in lepidoptera and a keen walker, has died of old age. Thomas, a much younger fellow researcher of moths first met Phyllis when he was a child. He became her carer and companion, having rekindled her acquaintance in later life.


The wolves of Leninsky Prospekt, Sarah Armstrong.
Escaping failure as an undergraduate and a daughter, not to mention bleak 1970s England, Martha marries Kit - who is gay. Having a wife could keep him safe in Moscow in his diplomatic post. As Martha tries to understand her new life and makes the wrong friends, she walks straight into an underground world of counter-espionage.
The lost night: a novel, Andrea Bartz.
In 2009, Edie had New York's social world in her thrall, the shining star of a group of recent graduates living in a Brooklyn loft. When Edie's body was found near a suicide note at the end of a long, drunken night, no one could believe it. Grief, shock, and resentment scattered the friends and brought the era to an abrupt end.
For the missing, Lina Bengtsdotter.
In the small and economically depressed provincial town of Gullspang, tucked away in the deep forests in the middle of Sweden, a seventeen-year-old teenager has disappeared. Annabelle was last seen at a drug and sex fuelled party she attended without her parents' consent.
The boy in the headlights, Samuel Bjork.
Winter 1999. An old man is driving home when his headlights catch an animal on the empty road up ahead. He stamps hard on the brakes. But it is not an animal at all. It is a young boy, frightened and alone, with a set of deer antlers strapped firmly to his head. Fourteen years later, a body is found in a mountain lake.
Wheel of fire, Hilary Bonner.
A mysterious fire at a Somerset manor house leads to a complex and intriguing case for Bristol detective David Vogel. When Sir John Fairbrother, head of one of the world's biggest private banks, burns to death, along with his nurse, in a catastrophic fire at his Somerset manor house, Detective Inspector David Vogel finds himself dealing with a complex and mystifying sequence of events.
Wolf pack, C.J. Box.
Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett encounters bad behaviour on his own turf: a drone is killing wildlife and the drone belongs to a mysterious and wealthy man whose grandson is dating Joe's own daughter, Lucy. When Joe tries to lay down the rules for the drone operator, he is asked by the FBI and the DOJ to stand down and with good reason.
A friend is a gift you give yourself: a novel, William Boyle.
After Brooklyn mob widow Rena Ruggiero hits her eighty-year-old neighbour Enzio in the head with an ashtray when he makes an unwanted move on her, she embarks on a bizarre adventure. Taking off in Enzio's '62 Impala, she retreats to the Bronx home of her estranged daughter, Adrienne, and her granddaughter, Lucia, only to be turned away by Adrienne at the door.
Blotto, Twinks and the intimate revue, Simon Brett.
A quick trip to the capital goes horribly wrong when Blotto and Twinks get accidentally involved in London's criminal underworld. It starts innocently enough at the intimate review 'absolutely everyone is talking about', Light and Frothy, where its glamorous star, Frou Frou Gavotte, has rather taken the fancy of Blotto's school friend Giles 'Whiffler' Trumpington.
Mrs. Jeffries delivers the goods, Emily Brightwell.
On a cold night in February, the popular Lighterman's Ball festivities are cut short when a guest of honor, Stephen Bremmer, goes into spasms and abruptly collapses. Once again Inspector Witherspoon returns to the Wrexley Hotel to investigate a murder. The victim was considered a boorish snob who felt entitled to anything and anyone he wanted.
A whispered name: a Father Anselm thriller, William Brodrick.
Father Anselm is deeply dismayed when a mysterious visitor to the monastery raises an allegation against Father Herbert Moore, the recently deceased founding father of the Priory and the man who shaped Anselm's own vocation.
Twisted, Steve Cavanagh.
Before you read this book I want you to know three things: 1. The police are looking to charge me with murder. 2. No one knows who I am. Or how I did it. 3. If you think you've found me. I'm coming for you next. After you've read this book, you'll know: the truth is far more twisted.
The sting, Kimberley Chambers.
Best friends Tommy Boyle and Scratch always had each other's backs. Dragged up in care, and cruelly betrayed by everyone they trusted, they made a pact to fight their way out of the gutter; together. Old loyalties die hard on the streets of London. Tommy throws his lot in with the notorious Darling family, even if it means leaving Scratch to the wolves.
4.50 from Paddington, Agatha Christie.
For an instant the two trains ran together, side by side. In that frozen moment, Elspeth witnessed a murder. Helplessly, she stared out of her carriage window as a man remorselessly tightened his grip around a woman's throat. The body crumpled. Then the other train drew away. But who, apart from Miss Marple, would take her story seriously?
One, two, buckle my shoe, Agatha Christie.
The dentist was found with a blackened hole below his right temple. A pistol lay on the floor near his outflung right hand. Later, one of his patients was found dead from a lethal dose of local anaesthetic. A clear case of murder and suicide. But why would a dentist commit a crime in the middle of a busy day of appointments?
Three act tragedy: a Hercule Poirot mystery, Agatha Christie.
Thirteen guests gather for drinks at actor Charles Cartwright's seaside escape. Benign Reverend Babbington, who rarely imbibes, takes one sip of his beverage and keels over dead. Soon after Sir Bartholomew Strange convenes the same party and meets his own end after swallowing port.
The blame game, C. J. Cooke.
He said he'd do anything to protect her. She said she'd do anything to protect her family. And they both said they would forget what happened twenty-two years ago. But now it seems that there is someone who will stop at nothing to make them remember. Who is playing the blame game?
Cold, cold heart, A.J. Cross.
For the past ten years, David Lockman has been serving a life sentence for the murder of Della Harrington. Now an appeal judge has decreed the forensic evidence unsatisfactory and the original verdict unsafe. Tasked with re-examining the case, forensic psychologist Kate Hanson and her colleagues unearth serious flaws in the original police investigation.
Hunted, Arne Dahl.
What happens when the cops become the prey? It starts when Desire Rosenqvist of Stockholm Police receives a letter. Two things are immediately clear; the letter she holds in her hands was written in a state of utter desperation and paranoia. And it contains details of one of her old murder cases, which only the murderer could know.
A beautiful corpse, Christi Daugherty.
For a woman, being killed by someone who claims to love her is the most ordinary murder of all. With its antebellum houses and ancient oak trees draped in a veil of Spanish moss, Savannah's graceful downtown is famous around the world. When a woman is killed in the heart of that affluent district, the shock is felt throughout the city.
Red snow, Will Dean.
Two bodies: One suicide. One cold-blooded murder. Are they connected? And who's really pulling the strings in the small Swedish town of Gavrik? Two coins: Black Grimberg liquorice coins cover the murdered man's eyes. The hashtag #Ferryman starts to trend as local people stock up on ammunition.
The Alcatraz rose: a Lawrence Kingston mystery, Anthony Eglin.
No sooner than a thirteen-year-old child begs Lawrence Kingston to reinvestigate her mother's disappearance, a case still unsolved for eight years, the redoubtable botanist, professor, and sleuth receives news that an English rose, extinct for half a century, has been discovered growing on Alcatraz island, 5,000 miles from its former home.
All the wrong places: a novel, Joy Fielding.
Driven to desperation by divorce, boredom, infidelity, or a beloved husband's death, a young woman named Paige, her cousin and rival Heather, her best friend Chloe, and her mother, Joan, all decide to try their hand at online dating.
The vanishing man, Charles Finch.
London, 1853. Having earned some renown by solving a case that baffled Scotland Yard, young Charles Lenox is called upon by the Duke of Dorset, one of England's most revered noblemen, for help. A painting of the Duke's great-grandfather has been stolen from his private study.
Chocolate cream pie murder, Joanne Fluke.
When The Cookie Jar becomes the setting of a star-studded TV special about movies filmed in Minnesota, Hannah hopes to shine the spotlight on her bakery - not the unsavory scandal swirling around her personal life. But that's practically impossible with a disturbing visit from the shifty character she once believed was her one and only love.
The hunting party: a novel, Lucy Foley.
During the languid days of the Christmas break, a group of thirtysomething friends from Oxford meet to welcome in the New Year together, a tradition they began as students ten years ago. For this vacation, they've chosen an idyllic and isolated estate in the Scottish Highlands, the perfect place to get away and unwind by themselves.
Keep her close, M. J. Ford.
When a young woman goes missing from Jesus College, Oxford, DS Josie Masters is plunged into a world of panic as fear grips the city. Along with Thames Valley Police's newest recruit, the handsome DS Pryce, Josie must act fast – and when two more students disappear from Oriel and Somerville colleges, she realises the killer is sending her a deadly message in a cruel game of cat and mouse.
Gone by midnight, Candice Fox.
They left four children safe upstairs. They came back to three. On the fifth floor of the White Caps Hotel, four young boys are left alone while their parents dine downstairs. But when one of the parents checks on the children at midnight, they discover one of them is missing.
The crooked street, Brian Freeman.
On the streets of San Francisco, a cat-and-mouse game can get a little twisted. "Lombard is your Moriarty. Frost. Taking him down will be the most dangerous thing you've ever done." San Francisco homicide detective Frost Easton hadn't seen his estranged friend Denny in years.
Never tell, Lisa Gardner.
A man is shot dead in his own home, and his pregnant wife, Evie, is found with the gun in her hands. Detective D.D. Warren instantly recognises her. Sixteen years ago, Evie also shot her own father. That killing was ruled an accident. D.D. doesn't believe in coincidences.
Last woman standing, Amy Gentry.
Dana Diaz is an aspiring stand-up comedian; a woman in a man's world. When she meets a tough computer programmer named Amanda Dorn, the two bond over their struggles in boys' club professions. Dana confides that she's recently been harassed and assaulted while in L.A., and Amanda comes up with a plan.
Murder in the dark, Simon R. Green.
Ishmael Jones and his partner Penny have been despatched to assist a group of scientists who are investigating a mysterious black hole which has appeared on a Somerset hillside. Could it really be a doorway to another dimension, an opening into another world?
The scandal, Mari Hannah.
When an young man is found stabbed to death in a side street in Newcastle city centre in the run up to Christmas, it looks like a botched robbery to DCI David Stone. But when DS Frankie Oliver arrives at the crime scene, she gets more than she bargained for. She IDs the victim as Herald court reporter, thirty-two-year old Chris Adams she's known since they were kids.
Hunter, Jack Heath.
Timothy Blake, ex-consultant for the FBI, now works in body-disposal for a local crime lord. One night he stumbles across a body he wasn't supposed to find. He can't resist taking a bite. Having marked the body, Blake is forced to hide it. When the FBI calls Blake in to investigate the man's disappearance, Blake is the only one who knows the man is dead and in his freezer.
The river, Peter Heller.
Wynn and Jack have been best friends since freshman orientation, bonded by their shared love of mountains, books, and fishing. Wynn is a gentle giant, a Vermont kid never happier than when his feet are in the water. Jack is smaller, more rugged, raised on a ranch in Colorado where sleeping under the stars and cooking on a fire came as naturally to him as breathing.
Cemetery Road: a novel, Greg Iles.
When Marshall McEwan left his hometown at age eighteen, he vowed never to return. The trauma that drove him away ultimately spurred him to become one of the most successful journalists in Washington D.C. But just as the political chaos in the nation's capital lifts him to new heights, Marshall is forced to return home in spite of his boyhood vow.
The Silver Road, Stina Jackson.
Three years ago, Lelle's daughter went missing in a remote part of Northern Sweden. Lelle has spent the intervening summers driving the Silver Road under the midnight sun, frantically searching for his lost daughter, for himself and for redemption. Meanwhile, seventeen-year-old Meja arrives in town hoping for a fresh start.
Death in Provence: a novel, Serena Kent.
It's love at first sight when Penelope Kite sees Le Chant d'Eau The Song of Water the stone farmhouse tucked high in the hills above the Luberon valley, complete with a garden, swimming pool, and sweeping mountain vistas. For years, Penelope put her unfaithful ex-husband and her ungrateful stepchildren first.
The secretary: a novel, Renée Knight.
From her first day as Personal Assistant to the celebrated Mina Appleton, Christine Butcher understands what is expected of her. Absolute loyalty. Absolute discretion. For twenty years, Christine has been a most devoted servant, a silent witness to everything in Mina's life. So quiet, you would hardly know she is there.
Painting in the shadows: an Alex Clayton art mystery, Katherine Kovacic.
Art dealer Alex Clayton and conservator John Porter are thrilled to be previewing the Melbourne International Museum of Art's newest exhibition, until they witness a museum worker collapse and badly damage a reportedly cursed painting.
Unto us a son is given, Donna Leon.
As a favour to his wealthy father-in-law, the Count Falier, Commissario Guido Brunetti agrees to investigate the seemingly innocent wish of the Count's best friend, the elderly and childless Gonzalo, to adopt a younger man as his son.
American heroin: a novel, Melissa Scrivner Love.
It took sacrifice, pain, and more than a few dead bodies, but Lola has clawed her way to the top of her South Central Los Angeles neighborhood. Her gang has grown beyond a few trusted soldiers into a full-fledged empire, and the influx of cash has opened up a world that she has never known.
The perfect alibi, Phillip Margolin.
A young woman accuses a prominent local college athlete of rape. Convicted with the help of undisputable DNA evidence, the athlete swears his innocence and threatens both his lawyer and his accuser as he's sent to prison. Not long after, there's another rape and the DNA test shows that the same person committed both rapes.
The toast, Matt Marinovich.
The Toast is a novel about sibling rivalry that knows no bounds. For as long as they can remember, the Krider brothers have only found true meaning in their war with each other. Bred to viciously compete from an early age by their deranged father, they have upped the ante to dangerous extremes.
Begging to die, Graham Masterton.
A young girl is found wandering the city alone. Who is she? Someone is killing beggars on the streets of Cork. But why? DCI Katie Maguire, Ireland's most fearless detective, must find out. But while she fights for justice for the homeless, her fiance Conor has his own crusade: against illegal puppy farming.
Open season, Archer Mayor.
A frightened old woman kills a man at her door in the middle of the night and Detective Joe Gunther discovers they were co-jurors on a sensational murder trial three years earlier. Several more vicious assaults make Joe suspect that all of the jurors from that trial are now in danger.
Bye bye baby, Fiona McIntosh.
A schoolteacher is found murdered in an alley way in a northern English city. Three months later a courier's body turns up in a toilet block in a rough London suburb. Two men with very different lives but a common death: both bodies have been gruesomely mutiliated.
The scholar, Dervla McTiernan.
When DS Cormac Reilly's girlfriend, Emma, stumbles across the victim of a hit and run early one morning outside the laboratory at Galway University, he is first on the scene of a murder that would otherwise never have been assigned to him.
The frame-up: a novel, Meghan Scott Molin.
MG Martin lives and breathes geek culture. She even works as a writer for the comic book company she idolized as a kid. But despite her love of hooded vigilantes, MG prefers her comics stay on the page. But when someone in LA starts recreating crime scenes from her favorite comic book, MG is the LAPD's best, and only, lead.
18th abduction, James Patterson & Maxine Paetro.
When three teachers disappear without a trace, Sergeant Lindsay Boxer takes the lead in the investigation. But with no clues and no suspects, the odds of finding the women alive are getting slimmer by the second. Under pressure at work, Lindsay needs support at home.
The chef, James Patterson with Max DiLallo.
Police detective by day, celebrity food truck chef by night, now Caleb Rooney has a new title: most wanted. In the Carnival days leading up Mardi Gras, Detective Caleb Rooney comes under investigation for a murder he is accused of committing in the line of duty, as a Major Crimes detective for the New Orleans Police Department.
Song of the damned, Sarah Rayne.
When Phineas Fox is asked to help with the music for bicentenary celebrations at Cresacre Abbey School, he does not expect to find fragments of a sinister medieval ritual within a locally-written opera. As Phin follows the threads of the past, he discovers that curious legends about the school's history still linger, including the fate of a group of nuns who disappeared without trace more than 200 years before.
Mr. Campion's war, Mike Ripley.
Campions young and old, extended family members and loyal friends are gathered at the Dorchester Hotel to celebrate Albert Campion's seventieth birthday - along with some intriguing, unrecognizable guests. Who exactly are the mysterious, aristrocratic, scar-faced German, Freiherr Robert von Ringer, and the elegantly chic Madame Thibus - and what is their connection to Mr. Campion?
Salvation in death, J.D. Robb.
The priest at a Catholic funeral mass brings the chalice to his lips and falls over dead. When Detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas confirms that the consecrated wine contains potassium cyanide, she's determined to find out who committed this unholy act.
Maigret's patience, Georges Simenon.
Maigret finds himself back on the Rue des Acacias just ten days after cracking another case there. This time it is the murder of a criminal Maigret has known for over twenty years and one he always suspected was behind a string of jewellery robberies in the city. Maigret's patience is tested as he eliminates neighbour by neighbour in his hunt for the murderer.
The Department of Sensitive Crimes, Alexander McCall Smith.
The beloved author of The Number One Ladies Detective Agency and 44 Scotland Street introduces us to Ulf Varg (Wolf Wolf in Swedish/Danish), a detective in the Malmo CID. Ulf is the typical, brooding Scandinavian detective of the popular imagination.
Trigger, David Swinson.
Working as a vigilante robbing drug dealers after achieving hard-won sobriety, retired cop-turned-private investigator Frank Marr is drawn back into the world of police corruption to prove an old friend's innocence.
The taking of Annie Thorne, C.J. Tudor.
One night, Annie went missing. Disappeared from her own bed. There were searches, appeals. Everyone thought the worst. And then, miraculously, after forty-eight hours, she came back. But she couldn't, or wouldn't, say what had happened to her. Something happened to my sister.
Blood orange, Harriet Tyce.
Alison has it all. A doting husband, adorable daughter, and a career on the rise; she's just been given her first murder case to defend. But all is never as it seems. Alison drinks too much. She's neglecting her family. And she's having an affair with a colleague whose taste for pushing boundaries may be more than she can handle.
The border, Don Winslow.
What do you do when there are no borders? When the lines you thought existed simply vanish? How do you plant your feet to make a stand when you no longer know what side you're on? The war has come home. For over forty years, Art Keller has been on the front lines of America's longest conflict: The War On Drugs.
Golden state, Ben H. Winters.
In a strange alternate society that values law and truth above all else, Laszlo Ratesic is a nineteen-year veteran of the Speculative Service. He lives in the Golden State, a nation standing where California once did, a place where like-minded Americans retreated after the erosion of truth and the spread of lies made public life and governance impossible.
The burning island, Hester Young.
Charlie Cates never accepted the supernatural visions that guide her to children in danger. She's a journalist, and believes in facts, in what can be proved-- her career depends on it. Her work on a high-profile missing-child case brings unwanted fame, and she flees to the lush Big Island of Hawaii with her best friend, Rae.

New Zealand Fiction

The networker, Helen Jamieson.
The Networker is the story of Sally, struggling with no time, no money, a negative spouse and a craving to find some freedom, to bust out of her life of quiet desperation. It's about her fight to build a network even when it seemed illogical, impossible, exhausting, and she wants to give up.
Women in the field, one and two, Thomasin Sleigh.
A young British woman in post-war London is tasked with recommending acquisitions for New Zealand's National Art Gallery. When she ventures into the basement of a charismatic Russian painter three decades her senior, she discovers a solution that reconciles her idea of that far-away country and her own modernist sensibilities.
A thin slice of heaven, Paul Wah.
A historical novel recounting the adventures of the author's great-grandfather, Ng Leung Kee, who migrated to New Zealand in 1880 and set up a successful Chinese merchant business in Wellington.


Seduction on his terms, Sarah M. Anderson.
When bartender Jeannie Kaufman leaves her job to care for her infant niece, Dr. Robert Wyatt, her favourite customer, offers the help she so desperately needs. Yet as sparks fly, the gruff, gorgeous heir to a fortune still holds back.
The single dad's proposal, Karin Baine.
In this Single Dad Docs story, aristocratic surgeon Rafael Valdez might be the heartthrob of Maple Island, but he only has eyes for one girl; his daughter Gracie! Until child life specialist Summer Ryan helps Rafael realise he doesn't have to cope with the special care Gracie needs alone.
Catching Christmas, Terri Blackstock.
As a first-year law associate, Sydney Batson knows she will be updating her resume by New Year's if she loses her current case. So when her grandmother gets inexplicably ill while she's in court, Sydney arranges for a cab to get her to the clinic. The last thing cab driver Finn Parrish wants is to be saddled with a wheelchair-bound old lady with dementia.
Hired by the mysterious millionaire, Ally Blake.
Every day IT expert Evie rides the commuter train and fantasises about the handsome guy sitting opposite. But her daydreams clash with reality when she gets a new job and finds he's her boss! Guarded Frenchman Armand Debussey couldn't be more different from open-hearted Evie.
Moondust Lake, Davis Bunn.
Buddy Helms lives and works under the thumb of his powerful father. He's proved himself time and again to the manipulative patriarch; even saving the company from financial ruin, but has never had his father's love and respect. His church counselor recommends the solitude of Moondust Lake, a retreat just outside Miramar Bay.
Nurse to forever mum, Susan Carlisle.
In this Single Dad Docs story, Maple Island Clinic founder Dr Cody Brennan is committed to protecting himself and his two little girls from any more heartbreak. But vibrant temp nurse Stacey Ryder challenges him, and their emotional connection slips past his defences.
Surprise baby for the heir, Ellie Darkins.
One night with a gorgeous stranger is the perfect distraction for Elspeth from the happy-ever-after that will never be hers. The trainee doctor and carer has no room in her life for romance, until a surprise pregnancy catapults her back into Fraser's world.
Demanding his secret son, Louise Fuller.
By the time Theodora realised she was pregnant, her turbulent marriage to Greek hotel magnate Aristotle Leonidas was over. Since then she's zealously guarded her secret. Until Aristotle discovers his heir and demands Teddie marry him again!
The Greek claims his shock heir, Lynne Graham.
Learning of tycoon Eros Nevrakis's betrayal, personal chef Winnie Mardas walks out of his life, determined never to look back, or reveal the child she's carrying. A year later shes shocked when Eros arrives to legitimise his heir! Swept away to his lavish Mediterranean villa, Winnie is overwhelmed by the fire still burning between them.
Heart surgeon, prince...husband!, Kate Hardy.
Prince Luciano Bianchi is a top heart surgeon but as a future king he's expected to rule, not operate! To convince his family that saving lives is where his heart lies, he proposes a temporary convenient marriage to his new colleague, workaholic cardiologist Kelly Phillips.
The castle of wind and whispers, Steffanie Holmes.
Now she's returned from the dead, Maeve's mother reveals the secret of how she defeated the fae twenty-one years ago. That secret will cost Maeve more than she could ever imagine. Briarwood is no longer safe. The castle walls have been breached, and the coven's enemies batter at their doors.
Untouched queen by royal command, Kelly Hunter.
King Augustus is shocked when his country delivers him a courtesan. The only way to set her free is to marry someone else! But Sera's surprising innocence and undisguised yearning for him is temptation itself, pushing Augustus's legendary self-control to the limits.
Lone star hero: a Calamity Valley romance, Jennie Jones.
Six years ago Molly Mackillop left her hometown of Hopeless in Calamity Valley, Texas to seek out adventure. Now she's back to lick her wounds after a string of humiliations and a failed engagement. Saul Solomon arrived in Texas after a heartbreaking discovery made him walk away from his hometown.
Lone star protector: a Calamity Valley romance, Jennie Jones.
When Lauren Mackillop's shady business partner gambles away her small business, she heads home to Surrender in Calamity Valley, Texas, to lick her wounds and plan her next move. But she walks straight into another battle to thwart a development company's scheme to take over their charming Texas haven.
Josh and Hazel's guide to not dating, Christina Lauren.
Just friends. Just friends. JUST FRIENDS. If they repeat it enough, maybe it'll be true. Hazel Camille Bradford knows she's a lot to take - and frankly, most men aren't up to the challenge. If her army of pets and taste for the absurd don't send them running, her lack of filter and tendency to say exactly the wrong thing will. Their loss.
The baby they longed for, Marion Lennox.
Obstetrician Addie and surgeon Noah's relationship has always been 'complicated' since he broke the news that her fiance had jilted her! Years later, finding themselves working and living together, they both agree to keep things professional.
The cafe by the bridge, Lily Malone.
Child psychologist Taylor Woods needs a man. Flashy restaurateur Abel Honeychurch to be specific. Abe can help her get justice for her brother, Will. Taylor knows Abe, too, was scammed by the same woman who broke her brother's heart and stole everything in his pockets.
Water under the bridge, Lily Malone.
Ella Davenport hasn't been in a swimming pool since a bad decision ruined her chance of Olympic gold. So when Ella decides on a new career selling property, she chooses Chalk Hill. The country town is a long way from the water, with no pool in sight. Perfect!
The Venetian one-night baby, Melanie Milburne.
A hotel booking mix-up in Venice means wedding dress designer Sabrina Midhurst must share a room with her nemesis: wealthy, brooding businessman Max Firbank. It's infuriating; until an unexpected night of passion awakens a need Sabrina didn't even know was possible!
The prince's scandalous wedding vow, Jane Porter.
When sweet scientist Josephine rescues a drowning stranger she's captivated by his devastating good looks and charm. Alexander doesn't remember who he is, but the desire in his eyes sweeps innocent Josephine into an intensely passionate journey.
Carrying the surgeon's baby, Amy Ruttan.
An impulsive Las Vegas encounter that left practical Dr Emily West married to world-renowned neurosurgeon Dr Ryan Gary should simply have been a lesson learned; except now she's pregnant with his baby! When Ryan arrives at Emily's Seattle hospital to assist on a case they're reunited and their powerful spark ignites.
Second chance with the single dad, Kandy Shepherd.
Georgia and Wil were best friends until he married and disappeared from her life. Now he's back, asking Georgia to forget the past and help him secure his future; with the daughter he never knew he had! Georgia's heart goes out to new dad Wil, but there's uncharted chemistry fizzing between them and she must protect her heart.
The Sicilian's bought Cinderella, Michelle Smart.
Posing as commanding billionaire Dante Moncada's fiancee at a glamorous society wedding is a far cry from Aislin O'Reilly's modest life, but she'll do anything to secure money for her sick nephew. Her deal with Dante is strictly business; the gorgeous Sicilian playboy is danger personified.
99 percent mine, Sally Thorne.
Darcy Barrett has undertaken a global survey of men. She's travelled the world, and can categorically say that no one measures up to Tom Valeska, whose only flaw is that Darcy's twin brother Jamie saw him first and claimed him forever as his best friend. Despite Darcy's best efforts, Tom's off limits and loyal to her brother, 99%.
The Greek's forbidden innocent, Annie West.
While helping her friend escape an arranged marriage dutiful Princess Mina finds herself captive on enigmatic Alexei Katsaros's luxurious private island! Mina must convince Alexei that she's his future bride, but she doesn't expect their scorching chemistry to be so deliciously overwhelming.
Island doctor to royal bride?, Scarlet Wilson.
In desperate need of staff for her small clinic on a beautiful Malaysian island, Dr Arissa Cotter accepts the help of tourist Dr Philippe Aronaz, little knowing her knight-in-shining-armour is also a prince! But when he sweeps her away to his Mediterranean kingdom she discovers Philippe faces battles of his own.
The princess's New Year wedding, Rebecca Winters.
In this The Princess Brides story, Princess Lanza is determined to do her duty, even if it means marrying a virtual stranger! She knows dashing Prince Stefano is honouring his late brother's promise to unite their countries, and that she must steel her heart, but it's not long before the captivating royal gets under her skin.
A worthy pursuit, Karen Witemeyer.
Stone Hammond is the best tracker in Texas. He never comes home empty-handed. So when a wealthy railroad investor hires him to find his abducted granddaughter, Stone eagerly accepts. Charlotte Atherton, former headmistress of Sullivan's Academy for Exceptional Youths, will do anything to keep her charges safe, especially the orphaned girl entrusted to her care.
Lone star reunion, Joss Wood.
Feuding grandparents ended Daniel Clayton and Alexis Slade's teenage romance and ten years hasn't healed the family rift, nor cooled their intense desire. But when staying apart backfires spectacularly, Daniel and Lexi find themselves entangled in a forbidden affair that leads to an unexpected pregnancy.
The Spaniard's stolen bride, Maisey Yates.
To notoriously ruthless Diego Navarro, kidnapping and marrying his brother's shy fiancee seems a perfectly sensible way to secure his inheritance! Yet when Liliana Hart willingly goes with him, Diego's reluctantly intrigued. Though the heat of their marriage bed is scorching, it's the intensity of their connection that pushes Diego to the edge.


Stone country, Nicole Alexander.
South Australia, 1919. Ross Grant has always felt like the black sheep of his wealthy Scottish family. An explorer at heart, he dreams of life on Waybell, their remote cattle station in Australia's last remaining wilderness, the Northern Territory. Then his brother Alastair is branded a deserter after going missing during the Great War.
Daughter of Moloka'i, Alan Brennert.
The story of Ruth, the daughter that Rachel Kalama--quarantined for most of her life at the isolated leprosy settlement of Kalaupapa--was forced to give up at birth.
On the sickle's edge: a novel, Neville D. Frankel.
On the Sickle's Edge is told through the voices of three characters who lay bare their family's saga: the endearing, scrappy South-African born Lena, transported to Latvia and later trapped in the USSR; her granddaughter Darya, a true Communist believer whose growing disillusionment with Soviet ideology places her family at mortal risk.
Home fires, Fiona Lowe.
When a lethal bushfire tore through Myrtle, nestled in Victoria's breathtaking Otway Ranges, the town's buildings - and the lives of its residents - were left as smouldering ash. For three women in particular, the fire fractured their lives and their relationships. Eighteen months later, with the flurry of national attention long past, Myrtle stands restored, shiny and new.
The Cornish lady, Nicola Pryce.
Educated, beautiful and the daughter of a prosperous merchant, Angelica Lilly has been invited to spend the summer in high society. Her father's wealth is opening doors, and attracting marriage proposals, but Angelica still feels like an imposter among the aristocrats of Cornwall.
A woman is no man: a novel, Etaf Rum.
Palestine, 1990. Seventeen-year-old Isra prefers reading books to entertaining the suitors her father has chosen for her. Over the course of a week, the naïve and dreamy girl finds herself quickly betrothed and married, and is soon living in Brooklyn.
Silent night, Danielle Steel.
Paige Watts is the ultimate stage mother. The daughter of Hollywood royalty, Paige channels her own acting dreams into making her daughter, Emma, a star. By the age of nine, Emma is playing a central role in a hit TV show. Then everything is shattered by unforeseeable tragedy.


Octavia's brood: science fiction stories from social justice movements, Walidah Imarisha and Adrienne Maree Brown.
Whenever we envision a world without war, without prisons, without capitalism, we are producing visionary fiction. Organizers and activists envision, and try to create, such worlds all the time. This book brings twenty of them together in the first anthology of short stories to explore the connections between radical speculative fiction and movements for social change.
The city in the middle of the night, Charlie Jane Anders.
January is a dying planet, where humanity clings to life in two archaic cities built in the sliver of habitable dusk. Sophie serves coffee at an underground cafe, staying in the shadows and listening. She does not draw attention to herself for one simple reason: Sophie is supposed to be dead.
Ancestral night, Elizabeth Bear.
Halmey Dz and her partner Connla Kurucz are salvage operators, living just on the inside of the law...usually. Theirs is the perilous and marginal existence--with barely enough chance of striking it fantastically big--just once--to keep them coming back for more. They pilot their tiny ship into the scars left by unsuccessful White Transitions, searching for the relics of lost human and alien vessels.
Vigilance, Robert Jackson Bennett.
Robert Jackson Bennett's Vigilance is a dark science fiction action parable from an America that has permanently surrendered to gun violence. The United States. 2030. John McDean executive produces "Vigilance," a reality game show designed to make sure American citizens stay alert to foreign and domestic threats.
Dark run, Mike Brooks.
In this debut space epic, a crew of thieves and con artists take on a job that could pay off a lot of debts in a corrupt galaxy where life is cheap and criminals are the best people in it. The Keiko is a ship of smugglers, soldiers of fortune, and adventurers travelling Earth's colony planets searching for the next job.
Ecotopia: the notebooks and reports of William Weston, Ernest Callenback.
Twenty years have passed since Northern California, Oregon, and Washington seceded from the United States to create a new nation, Ectopia. Rumors abound of barbaric war games, tree worship, revolutionary politics, sexual extravagance.
Wolf country, Tünde Farrand.
London, 2050. The socio-economic crisis of recent decades is over and consumerism is thriving. Ownership of land outside the city is the preserve of a tiny elite, and the rest of the population must spend to earn a Right to Reside. Ageing has been abolished thanks to a radical new approach, replacing retirement with blissful euthanasia at a Dignitorium.
The smoke, Simon Ings.
Humanity has been split into three different species. Mutual incomprehension has fractured the globe. As humans race to be the first of their kind to reach the stars, another Great War looms. For you that means returning to Yorkshire and the town of your birth, where factories churn out the parts for gigantic spaceships.
Nemesis, Alex Lamb.
Years ago, one starship and its crew discovered an alien entity which changed everything. Its discovery finally bought an end to the interstellar war being fought between the masses of humanity and the few pockets of genetically engineered colonists. An uneasy peace was negotiated as the human race realised there was something else sharing our universe.
No way: astronaut, survivor, murderer, S.J. Morden.
XO, the greedy and ultimately murderous corporate architects of humanity's first Mars base, made a costly mistake...they left Frank Kittredge alive. And now XO will do anything to keep their secrets safe. If there's one thing in Frank's favour, it's this, he's always been prepared to go to the extreme to get the job done.
Edenborn, Nick Sagan.
It is 18 years after IDLEWILD and the survivors are now adults. A bitter and disillusioned Halloween has chosen to exile himself but his peers seek to repopulate the Earth and rebuild civilization. They are mankind's last, best and perhaps only hope.
Hell divers. III, Deliverance, Nicholas Sansbury Smith.
They will dive, but will humanity survive? Left for dead on the nightmarish surface of the planet, Commander Michael Everhart and his team of Hell Divers barely escape with their lives aboard a new airship called Deliverance. After learning that Xavier "X" Rodriguez may still be alive, they mount a rescue mission for the long-lost hero.
Black chamber, S.M. Stirling.
Teddy Roosevelt is president for a second time right before WWI breaks out. On his side is the Black Chamber, a secret spy network watching America's back. On a transatlantic airship voyage, Black Chamber operative Luz O'Malley Aróstegue poses as an anti-American Mexican revolutionary to get close to a German agent coded named Imperial Sword.
The Sky-Blue Wolves: a novel of the Change, S.M. Stirling.
Many years ago, when advanced technology failed and humanity found itself in a turbulent, postapocalyptic world, extraordinary men and women birthed a new society from the ashes. In this new world of emperors and kings, new leaders emerged, making the world their own.
The Rosewater insurrection, Tade Thompson.
All is quiet in the city of Rosewater as it expands on the back of the gargantuan alien Wormwood. Those who know the truth of the invasion keep the secret. The government agent Aminat, the lover of the retired sensitive Kaaro, is at the forefront of the cold, silent conflict. She must capture a woman who is the key to the survival of the human race.


Call me lonesome, Brett Cogburn.
The Arkansas Traveler, a hired assassin is obsessed with killing Morgan. He's waiting for him on the Arkansas River. The Pinkerton Detective Agency have put their best man hunters on his trail. Morgan has one thing going for him. His enemies have made him very mad, and surviving is the only way he can kill them all.