Recreation

New Titles Fiction April 2017 (arrived in March 2017)

Adventure

The prisoner Alex Berenson
To unmask a CIA mole, John Wells must resume his old undercover identity as an al Qaeda jihadi--and hope he can survive it--in the new cutting-edge.
The cutthroat : an Isaac Bell adventure Clive Cussler and Justin Scott
The year is 1911. Chief Investigator Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Detective Agency has had many extraordinary cases before. But none quite like this.
Viper's blood David Gilman
Fourth in the Hundred Years War series, "Master of war."
Spook Street Mick Herron
Latest in the Jackson Lamb spy thriller series.
Painted skins Matt Hilton
PI Tess Grey and her partner Nicolas 'Po' Villere have been hired by Margaret Norris to find her granddaughter, Jasmine Reed, who has been missing for sixteen days. But if Tess is to have any chance of finding Jazz, she needs to know the truth about the young woman's troubled past.
The freedom broker K. J. Howe
First in a new series featuring Thea Paris, kidnap and ransom specialist.
The breakout Ryan David Jahn
James Murphy is a Marine Corps sniper. He's done two tours in Afghanistan. He's considered an American Hero. And James is out for revenge.
Takedown Stephen Leather
When a British Special Forces soldier goes rogue, carrying out an attack at a US army base in Syria leading to the death of two men, ex-MI5 controller Charlotte Button is hired to work out what his plan is and to take him down before he can carry it out.
The Obsidian chamber Douglas J. Preston & Lincoln Child
After a harrowing otherworldly confrontation on the shores of Exmouth, Massachusetts, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is missing, presumed dead.
Ring of Fire : a Pike Logan thriller Brad Taylor
Fifteen years ago, in order to win a contract in the Kingdom, a desperate defense contractor used a shell company to provide a bribe to a wealthy Saudi businessman. Now a powerful player in the defense industry, he panics when the Panama Papers burst onto the public scene.
Stasi wolf David Young
Gripping new thriller from the bestselling author of Stasi Child.

American Fiction

A harvest of thorns Corban Addison
A well thought of corporation with a dark secret and a journalist looking for a scoop on globalisation and sweatshops clash.
The bear and the nightingale Katherine Arden
At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn't mind she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse's fairy tales.
4 3 2 1 Paul Auster
1947 and a boy is born in a New Jersey hospital - an only child whose life will take four simultaneous routes - i.e. four boys leading parallel and quite different
Three souls Janie Chang
In the tradition of Lisa See and Amy Tan, Three Souls is a captivating debut novel about a young woman who must make amends on earth to earn her entry into the afterlife.
Whatever happened to interracial love? : stories Kathleen Collins
These short stories, discovered only recently, highlight Collins's masterfully blend of the personal issues race, gender, family, and sexuality with the ordinary moments that shape our lives.
History of wolves Emily Fridlund
Linda is an outsider living in Minnesota on an abandoned commune and teased at school. She meets a seemingly ordinary family but finds they are hiding something.
Setting free the kites Alex George
For Robert Carter, life in his coastal Maine hometown is comfortably predictable. But in 1976, on his first day of eighth grade, he meets Nathan Tilly, who changes everything. Nathan is confident, fearless, impetuous--and fascinated by kites and flying. Touching tale of growing up.
Glory over everything : beyond The kitchen house Kathleen Grissom
The author of The Kitchen House continues the story of Jamie Pyke, son of both a slave and master of Tall Oakes, whose deadly secret compels him to take a treacherous journey through the Underground Railroad.
Running Cara Hoffman
From the author of the bestseller "Be safe I love you" comes a dark tale of love and friendship in the red light district of 1980s New York.
The evening road Laird Hunt
A novel that follows two women as they make their separate journeys to a small Midwest town where a public lynching is to take place.
A piece of the world Christina Baker Kline
Imagines the life story of Christina Olson, the subject of Andrew Wyeth's painting "Christina's World," describing the simple life she led on a remote Maine farm, her complicated relationship with her family, and the illness that incapacitated her.
The patriots Sana Krasikov
Story of one woman's journey through 20th-century Russia. Growing up in 1930s Brooklyn, Florence Fein will do anything to escape the confining values of her family and her city, and create a life of meaning and consequence. When a new job and a love affair lead her to Moscow, she doesn't think twice about abandoning America only to discover, years later, that America has abandoned her.
It can't happen here Sinclair Lewis
A cautionary tale about the rise of fascism in the United States first published in 1935. It has been republished possibly to ring a bell with readers who might find that what is happening now is no new phenomenon.
On Turpentine Lane Elinor Lipman
Romantic comedy about a woman who returns to her hometown. Described as a likeable screwball comedy.
All that's left to tell Daniel Lowe
An American taken hostage in Pakistan is bound and blindfolded and every night a woman visits him. Unusual tale about truth, imagination and second
A book of American martyrs Joyce Carol Oates
Tells the story of two very different and yet intimately linked American families. Luther Dunphy is an ardent Evangelical who envisions himself as acting out God's will when he assassinates an abortion provider in his small Ohio town while Augustus Voorhees, the idealistic but self-regarding doctor who is killed, leaves behind a wife and children scarred and embittered by grief.
Idaho Emily Ruskovich
Woman tries to piece together the story of her older husband's first family and how the events of one day shattered the family forever.
Noah's wife Lindsay Starck
When young minister Noah and his dutiful wife arrive at their new post in the hills, they find a grey and wet little town where it's been raining for as long as anyone can remember. Noah's wife is determined to help her husband revive this soggy congregation, but soon finds her efforts thwarted by her eccentric new neighbours.

Australian fiction

No job for a girl Meredith Appleyard
City girl takes a job as resident safety supervisor and nurse in a construction camp in the outback where she meets a divorced man.
The French perfumer Amanda Hampson
Typist gets a job in the South of France with a mysterious man and lives in an exclusive hotel among aristocrats.
The woolgrower's companion Joy Rhoades
1945 is the setting for this tale of one woman's fight against the odds for her family sheep station.

British Fiction

About last night Catherine Alliott
Tale of a young woman struggling to make ends meet who suddenly finds she's inherited fine house in London. a
The heart's invisible furies John Boyne
In West Cork in the 1940s, a pregnant teenager is banished by the parish priest and goes to London for a new life. Her baby is adopted by a well off couple who will grow up wanting to understand where he came from.
The affair Amanda Brooke
A revealing story about a fifteen-year-old girl and the man who took advantage of her.
Ashland & Vine John Burnside
Grieving academic persuades an elderly woman to participate in an oral history documentary which opens up the life of a whole family.
A year of being single Fiona Collins
In this romantic comedy, best friends Imogen, Frankie and Grace decide to test whether the grass really is greener on the single side of the
Mussolini's island Sarah Day
Francesco has a memory of his father from early childhood, a night when life for his family changed: their name, their story, their living place. From that night, he has vowed to protect his mother and to follow the words of his father: Non mollare. Never give up.
The house of new beginnings Lucy Diamond
Number 11, Dukes Square, looks just like the other houses on the Brighton seafront: a Regency terrace with elegant sash windows, a winding staircase, and post piled up in the hall for its tenants. It might be part of the city's history, but it's also a place of brand new beginnings.
A secret garden Katie Fforde
What I want to know', said Lorna, 'is what lies behind the wooded area at the back of the garden? Lorna is a talented gardener and Philly is a plantswoman. Together they work in the grounds of a beautiful manor house in the Cotswolds.
Darke Rick Gekoski
Interesting debut by rare book dealer/academic is a coming of age tale about a very grumpy man who has withdrawn from the world.
Grace Williams says it loud Emma Henderson
The Independent gave a rave review to Emma Henderson's superb debut novel that tells the story of Grace, a woman "mangled in body and mind", and her experiences in a British mental institution in the 1950s and 1960s.
From the heart Susan Hill
A clever bookish girl goes to university but a mistake there makes her life difficult. A coming of age tale that has been hailed as sad and true.
Can't help falling Kara Isaac
Funny, heartfelt romance about how an antique shop, a wardrobe, and a mysterious tea cup bring two C.S. Lewis fans together.
The Transition Luke Kennard
Darkly funny debut from an award winning poet set in a near future where young people run into debt and have to live with older mentors to learn life
All our wrong todays Elan Mastai
"Back to the future" meets "One day" in a tale of a heartbroken man who hijacks a time machine and then has to choose between a utopian world and messy reality.
Hame : the Fascaray archives Annalena McAfee
A mix of literary detective story and a tale of a mother and daughter making a new life for themselves.
Narcissism for beginners Martine McDonagh
Coming of age tale about a boy kidnapped at the age of 5 and taken to a Brazil commune and later California and then his journey to Britain to find his mother and the truth about his childhood.
Leopard at the door Jennifer McVeigh
Set in Kenya against the fading backdrop of the British Empire, a story of self-discovery, betrayal, and an impossible love.
Under the almond tree Laura McVeigh
Story of a refugee Afghan family fleeing the Taliban in the 1990s and travelling on the Trans-Siberian Express. The author is the former director of PEN and has worked with refugees.
A natural Ross Raisin
Third novel by this very talented author is set in the high stakes world of professional football.
First love Gwendoline Riley
Writer in her 30s is married to an older man and the relationship becomes a battleground.
The fractured life of Jimmy Dice Ronan Ryan
Part love story and part coming of age tale about Jimmy, born a twin and not knowing it. His sibling has stayed with him.
Orange blossom days Patricia Scanlan
In a beautiful southern Spanish town, where the sea sparkles and orange blossoms scent the air, the gates of a brand new apartment complex, La Joya deAndalucia, glide open to welcome the new owners.
Before you go Clare Swatman
First novel from journalist in which a woman is devastated after her husband dies unexpectedly and she realises it's now too late to tell him the things she didn't say.

Fiction from the rest of the World

The leaving of things Jay Antani
Vikram is not your model Indian-American teenager. Rebellious and adrift in late 1980s Wisconsin, he is resentful of his roots and has no clue what he wants from his future. When a drunken weekend turns disastrous, Vikram finds himself on a one-way ride back to India after his outraged parents decide to pack up the family and return to their homeland permanently.
Charlotte David Foenkinos
Inspired by the life of artist Charlotte Salomon, unknown in her lifetime, died in Auschwitz with her baby, and now revered. This novel was a big bestseller.
Exit west Mohsin Hamid
In an unnamed city in the war-torn East, a couple meet at an evening class and their relationship grows as life in the city falls apart.
Human acts Han Kang
South Korean author Han Kang broke out in the U.S. last year with the Man Booker International Prize-winning novel The Vegetarian, a transfixing book about the unexpected consequences of a woman's decision to forgo meat. Her new novel, Human Acts, showcases the same talent for writing about corporeal horrors, this time in the context of the 1980 Gwangju uprising, when the military killed hundreds of people protesting martial law.
Euphoria Heinz Helle
Somewhere in the Austrian Alps a group of men on a weekend away come down to find the world has ended.Interesting German novel about what becomes of men when all that is left is survival.
The little old lady behaving badly Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
Nothing can stop The League of Pensioners, a wily gang of blue-rinsed rebels. They have a plan and to realize it they are going to need money, lots of money. Martha and her friends set out to catch some of the biggest financial fish in the sea. In their hunt for the big bucks, the gang plan to cheat billionaires out of their luxury yachts in the south of France's sun-bleached Saint-Tropez.
Mischling Affinity Konar
Twin Polish Jewish girls go to Auschwitz to be experimented on. One disappears and later, when the camp is liberated, the other travels through Poland to find
Mr Iyer goes to war Ryan Lobo
Described as a Don Quixote for our times but set in contemporary India.
The end of Eddy Edouard Louis
Autobiographical novel that caused a sensation in France in 2014 when the author was just 21. It's based on his childhood in a poor town and exposes a harsh world of violence, homophobia and racism.
The refugees Viet Thanh Nguyen
The Refugees, is a collection of perfectly formed stories written over a period of twenty years, exploring questions of immigration, identity, love.
The lonely hearts hotel Heather O'Neill
Latest novel from the Canadian author of "Lullabies for little criminals" follows the lives of two children in 1914 Montreal and their time.
Welcome to Lagos Chibundu Onuzo
Second novel from the author of "The Spider King's daughter" follows various characters - a private, a militant, a runaway wife - each seeking freedom in the Nigerian capital.
All the rivers Dorit Rabinyan
A young Israeli translator and a Palestinian painter meet and fall in love in New York. When they return home the relationship seems doomed. This book was banned in schools in Israel for depicting a taboo relationship.
Moshi moshi Banana Yoshimoto
Story of a woman having to rebuild her life after her musician father dies in a suicide pact with an unknown woman.

Fiction Selector's Choice

A line made by walking Sara Baume
Young artist in Dublin retreats to his deceased grandmother's bungalow in the country in this interesting novel that deals with art and life.
Miss Treadway & the field of stars Miranda Emmerson
Soho 1965 and an american actress vanishes after an evening performance in the West End. Her dresser searches for her.
The doll funeral Kate Hamer
From the author of "The girl in the red coat" comes a tale set in Forest of Dean, 1983. The Guardian called this an elegiac and uplifting novel about the indissoluble bonds between mothers and daughters and a reminder of how the imagination can set you free.
The keeper of lost things Ruth Hogan
The story of a young woman who, after her eccentric employer departs, must reunite all lost objects collected to their rightful owners. A delightful and droll tale in the tradition of novels like "The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry."
Carnivalesque Neil Jordan
From the Irish author and film director comes an intriguing dark tale about a teenage boy trapped within a carnival hall of mirrors.
Love, lies & linguine Hilary Spiers
Sequel to "Hester and Harriet."

Graphic novels

Angel Catbird. [Vol. 2, To Castle Catula] Margaret Atwood
The cat-centric adventure continues, in the all-ages follow-up to best-selling novelist Margaret Atwood's debut graphic novel. Genetic engineer Strig Feleedus, also known as Angel Catbird, and his band of half-cats head to Castle Catula to seek allies as the war between cats and rats escalates.
Harrow County. [4], Family tree Cullen Bunn
The Autumnlands. Volume two, Woodland creatures Kurt Busiek
The Punisher. [1], On the road Becky Cloonan
Friends is friends Greg Cook
In a series of vignettes, an old hobo, a little boy, an antisocial ghost, and other animal characters discover the difficulties of friendship.
The ghost and the lady. 1 Kazuhiro Fujita
The ghost and the lady. 2 Kazuhiro Fujita
I am a hero. Omnibus 1 Kengo Hanazawa
Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" : the authorized graphic adaptation Miles Hyman
Sheriff of Babylon. [1], Bang. Bang. Bang Tom King
The Omega Men : [the end is here] Tom King
The Vision. [2], Little better than a beast Tom King,
Outcast. Volume 4, Under Devil's wing Kirkman & Azaceta
Arkham Asylum : a serious house on serious Earth Grant Morrison
Starseeds Charles Glaubitz
Inuyashiki. 6 Hiroya Oku
Complex age. 2 Yui Sakuma
Complex age. 3 Yui Sakuma

Historical

The buttonmaker's daughter Merryn Allingham
May, 1914. Nestled in Sussex, the Summerhayes mansion seems the perfect country idyll. But with a long-running feud in the Summers family and tensions in Europe deepening, Summerhayes' peaceful days are numbered.
In the name of the family Sarah Dunant
Retelling of the rise of Machiavelli who, as a young diplomat, is sent from Florence to shadow the unscrupulous Cesare Borgia.
The confessions of young Nero Margaret George
The infamous rise to power of Emperor Nero who learns early on it is better to be cruel than dead!
The house at Bishopsgate Katie Hickman
London 1611 and a man returns to his Bishopsgate house with his wife who finds the household is in thrall to a mysterious widow.
The coroner's daughter Andrew Hughes
The author of "The confessions of John Delahunt" returns with this tale set in 1816 Dublin where a nursemaid conceals her pregnancy and kills her newborn at the home of a radical sect known as The Brethren.
The brittle star Davina Langdale
1860 California where a teenage boy embarks on a path of vengeance that takes him into the front lines of the American Civil War.
The secrets of Mary Bowser Lois Leveen
Based on the true story of Mary Bowser, a freed slave who returns to Virginia to spy on the Confederates, The secrets of Mary Bowser is the powerful story of a woman who must sacrifice her freedom to truly achieve it.
Alexander. Child of a dream Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Who could have been born to conquer the world other than a god? Mesmeric beauty, consuming desires, an insatiable hunger. Then premature death. This is the story of a boy, born to a great king - Philip of Macedon - and his sensuous queen, Olympias.
The witchfinder's sister Beth Underdown
Based on the true story of Matthew Hopkins who sent hundreds of innocent women to their deaths in the 17th century, telling the story from the perspective of his widowed and pregnant sister.

Mystery

Displaced Stephan Abarbanell
Jerusalem, 1946, is the setting for a story about the search for a missing Jewish scientist in the ruins of post-war Germany.
The ninth grave Stephan Ahnhem
Second thriller from the scriptwriter of "Wallander" marks the return of Swedish sleuth Fabian Risk from "Victim without a face."
A darkness absolute Kelley Armstrong
Sequel to "City of the lost" has Detective Casey Duncan on the case of young women abducted and held captive in the forest.
Death of a ghost M.C. Beaton
Another case for Hamish Macbeth.
The women of Baker Street Michelle Birkby
As Sherlock and Watson return from the famous Hound of the Baskervilles case, Mrs Hudson and Mary must face their own Hound, in the swirling fog of Victorian London.
The lost woman Sara Blaedel
A housewife is the target of a shocking, methodical killing. Shot with a hunting rifle through her kitchen window, the woman is dead before she hits the ground. Though murdered in England, it turns out that the woman, Sofie Parker, is actually a Danish citizen who's been on the Missing Persons list for almost two decades. Danish crime thriller.
In Farleigh Field Rhys Bowen
World War II comes to Farleigh Place, the ancestral home of Lord Westerham and his five daughters, when a soldier with a failed parachute falls to his death on the estate.
A walk in the dark Gianrico Carofiglio
When Martina accuses her ex-boyfriend the son of a powerful local judge of assault and battery, no witnesses can be persuaded to testify on her behalf and one lawyer after another refuses to represent her.
Ragdoll Daniel Cole
Detective at The Met is reunited with his former partner, Emily, for a gory case involving dismembered corpses stitched up like puppets!
What you break Reed Farrel Coleman
Gus Murphy and his girlfriend, Magdalena, are put in harm's way when Gus is caught up in the distant aftershocks of heinous crimes committed decades ago in Vietnam and Russia.
While you were sleeping Kathryn Croft
You wake up to find the man beside you is dead. He is not your husband. This is not your bed. What do you do?
Inspector French and the Starvel Hollow tragedy Freeman Wills Crofts
A chance invitation from friends saves Ruth Averill's life on the night her uncle's old house in Starvel Hollow is consumed by fire, killing him and incinerating the fortune he kept in cash. Reprint of classic mystery.
Wrong place Michelle Davies
In this sequel to "Gone astray" a man is in a coma after failing to kill his wife and commit suicide. A family liaison officer is assigned to look after the wife but her story doesn't add up.
Dead letters Caite Dolan-Leach
Suspense debut about a missing woman leading her sister on a literary scavenger hunt through wine country.
Ill met by murder Elizabeth J. Duncan
Second in the Catskills series with murder amongst a theatrical company.
The mermaid's scream Kate Ellis
Why did Wynn Staniland, a legend in the literary world, suddenly become a recluse in the 1980s? Most assumed he stopped writing because of his wife's bizarre suicide; a death that mirrored a murder case from the nineteenth century.
Blackout : tomorrow will be too late Marc Elsberg
A cold night in Milan, Piero Manzano wants to get home. Then the traffic lights fail. Manzano is thrown from his Alfa as cars pile up. And not just on this street every light in the city is dead. Across Europe, controllers watch in disbelief as electricity grids collapse. Plunged into darkness, people are freezing. Food and water supplies dry up. The death toll soars.
The chalk pit Elly Griffiths
Forensic archaeologist Dr Ruth Galloway is on a case involving boiled bones which aren't medieval as first thought but more recent.
Fever in the dark Ellen Hart
When a video of their engagement goes viral on the heels of the Supreme Court's decision to legalize gay marriage, Fiona and Annie turn for help to private investigator Jane Lawless to safeguard a secret from Annie's past.
Road kill Hanna Jameson
Two British ex-cons travel between New York and L.A looking for the man who ripped them off and disappeared.
Seas of snow Kerensa Jennings
Domestic thriller set in 1950s Britain where a young girl escapes from her uncle's unwanted attentions by creating a fantasy world with her friend.
Where she went B. E. Jones
Psychological thriller where a TV journalist wakes up next to a strange and dead man in an unfamiliar bed.
August Snow Stephen Mack Jones
Son of African/American father and Mexican mother joins the Detroit police force only to be drummed out by conspiring corrupt cops before fighting back. Excellent first novel.
Eyes like mine Sheena Kamal
Psychological suspense tale in which private eye Nora Watts has a daughter who was adopted out 15 years ago. When the girl goes missing she has to join the search.
At rope's end Edward Kay
Forensic psychiatrist and criminal profiler and the case of the woman fouind in a Seattle location whose death may be the work of a serial killer.
Bone box Faye Kellerman
On a bright and crisp September morning, while walking a bucolic woodland trail, Rina Decker stumbles upon human remains once buried deep beneath the forest grounds.
Time of death Lucy Kerr
Mystery debut about an ER nurse in Chicago who saves a man's life only to have him turn up dead hours later.
Rusty puppy Joe R. Lansdale
Mismatched private detectives Hap and Leonard investigate the murder of a young black man who was conducting his own civilian investigation into the white cop who was stalking his sister.
Exposure Aga Lesiewicz
Hoxton-based photographer Kristin begins to receive anonymous e-mails with sinister attachments.
At what cost James L'Etoile
Detective John Penley and his new partner, Detective Paula Newberry, of the Sacramento Police Department are tasked with leading the investigation into a local serial killer who has dumped three bodies in the past six weeks, First novel by an American prison warden.
Devil smoke CJ Lyons
After leaving the FBI, Lucy Guardino still feels like the new kid on the block with her team at Beacon Falls. But then a new case involving a young woman with amnesia searching for her lost memories shines a spotlight on a past case involving one of Lucy's team members.
Amy and the killers Allan Mackay
On a dairy farm outside Beaufort, a small town south of Sydney, Brian Swanson is shot and killed when he attempts to save his girlfriend Amy's life. When the local police make little progress with the investigation, Detective Chief Inspector Michael Chaucer and Detective Sergeant Janice Mallon from Sydney are appointed to find out who the killer could be.
Cruel mercy David Mark
Described as "Britain's answer to Stephen King" in the thriller/horror genre. This one is a tense tale about a man plagued by paranoia.
Dead girls dancing Graham Masterton
In the middle of Cork, in the middle of the day, a fire blazes in a local dance studio. Thirteen women, all promising stars, die in the flames, their young lives cut short by a tragic accident. But where others see tragedy, DCI Katie Maguire sees murder.
Cast iron Peter May
Sixth and final instalment of the Enzo Macleod series.
Police at the station and they don't look friendly Adrian McKinty
Belfast 1988 and a murder by arrow. Latest case for Northern Ireland DI Sean Duffy.
The long drop Denise Mina
Set in 1950s Glasgow and based on the case of the notorious Scottish serial killer Peter Manuel.
Find me J. S. Monroe
Five years ago a man's girlfriend jumped off a pier. He is convinced he stills sees her everywhere and then he gets a message by e-mail saying "Find me, before
The dark room Jonathan Moore
Homicide inspector Gavin Cain is standing by a grave when he gets the call. Cain knows there's something terrible in the coffin they're about to exhume. He and his team have received a dying man's confession and it has led them here.
The house of four Barbara Nadel
Latest tale in the series featuring Inspector Ikmen in Istanbul.
Blue light Yokohama Nicolas Obregon
Inspector Kosuke Iwata is transferred to Tokyo's homicide department for a case that involves a whole family murdered in their home by a casual killer who left in broad daylight.
Written in bones James Oswald
Detective Inspector Tony McLean investigates a strange murder in Edinburgh's scenic parkland.
Behind her eyes Sarah Pinborough
Gripping psychological thriller about a single mother attracted to her psychiatrist boss.
Snowblind Ragnar Jonasson
Debut crime from an Icelandic author about a woman found attacked in the snow and an elderly dramatist murdered in a small community.
Margery Allingham's Albert Campion returns in Mr Campion's fault Mike Ripley
Margery Allingham's Mr Campion finds himself a fish out of water when he investigates a murder in a Yorkshire mining village.
Marshall's law Ben Sanders
Ex-undercover cop Marshall Grade is hiding out in California when he learns that federal agent Lucas Cohen has survived a kidnapping. Cohen was Marshall's ticket into witness protection, and his captors have a simple question: where's Marshall now? Author is a Kiwi.
The last night at Tremore Beach Mikel Santiago
Idyllic holiday on the Irish coast turns into a nightmare for a composer and his family in this interesting psychological thriller.
Forgotten city Carrie Smith
Only three months back on the job after cancer treatment, NYPD Detective Claire Codella finds herself at the center of a high profile case investigating the suspicious death of a Broadway legend.
Incendium A. D. Swanston
First in a new series from former director of Waterstones is an historical mystery set in 1572 where chief intelligencer to Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, learns of a plot that could cause an insurrection.
Racing the devil : an Inspector Ian Rutledge mystery Charles Todd
On the eve of the bloody Battle of the Somme, a group of English officers having a last drink before returning to the Front make a promise to each other: if they survive the battle ahead and make it through the war they will meet in Paris a year after the fighting ends.
Below the belt Stuart Woods
Newly ensconced in his Santa Fe abode with a lovely female companion, Stone Barrington receives a call from an old friend requesting a delicate
The shimmering road Hester Young
Journalist learns that the mother who gave her away as a child has been murdered.

New Zealand Fiction

Fixing Mrs Philpott Rachel McAlpine
Zoe Philpott packs up her yellow caravan and drives away from post-earthquake Christchurch and a husband in denial. Her very identity is under threat. That yellow caravan acts like a magnet for other women with secret struggles and satisfactions. While Zoe pulls herself together - and her marriage too - she is on the receiving end of amazing advice and outrageous revelations.
Obsession Elspeth Sandys
Obsession is a literary mystery tale, the story of an obsessive love affair, and the repercussions long after the affair has ended. The two people at the heart of the story are writers. The third person in the triangle is a celebrated poet of Dalmatian extraction. It recreates the era in an atmosphere charged with New Zealand's 1980s culture, set in the very recognisable environment of Waiheke Island.

Romance

Their meant-to-be baby Caroline Anderson
Someone to hold Mary Balogh
Rafael's one night bombshell Tina Beckett
The heir's unexpected baby Jules Bennett
Dante's shock proposal Amalie Berlin
From enemies to expecting Kat Cantrell
The sheikh's secret son Maggie Cox
Bride by royal decree Caitlin Crews
Her first-date honeymoon Katrina Cudmore
The nurse and the single dad Dianne Drake
A mummy for his baby Molly Evans
The sheikh's convenient princess Liz Fielding
The desert king's blackmailed bride Lynne Graham
Under the southern cross Barbara Hannay
Santorini sunsets Anita Hughes
The billionaire of Coral Bay Nikki Logan
The consequence of his vengeance Jennie Lucas
The unforgettable Spanish tycoon Christy McKellen
Vows they can't escape Heidi Rice
Acquired by her Greek boss Chantelle Shaw
Effortless S.C. Stephens
Reckless S.C. Stephens
A forever family for the Army doc Meredith Webber
Bought to wear the billionaire's ring Cathy Williams
The last Di Sione claims his prize Maisey Yates

Saga

Daughters of courage Margaret Dickinson
Sequel to "The buffer girls" sees Emily and Trip fighting to keep their lives afloat in the 1930s.
The last McAdam Holly Ford
Passed down through the same family for over a century, the remote sheep and cattle station of Broken Creek has recently been taken over by global agribusiness company, Carnarvon Holdings.
A daughter's duty Maggie Hope
She's bound by her duty to her family. Forced to leave school at the age of fourteen, young Rose Sharpe's dreams of independence are ruined by her domineering father and constantly ailing mother.
Country roads Nicole Hurley-Moore
Rural romance about a woman with a cheating boyfriend who moves to the country where she meets a local grazier.
Spindrift Tamara McKinley
An epic emotional journey about love and sacrifice set between the magical Isle of Skye and the promising new frontier of distant Tasmania.
The doorstep child Annie Murray
Evie spent her early years left outside on the step. With a drunk for a father and a neglectful mother, all little Evie has ever craved is a safe home and a normal existence. Her young eyes had seen so much but this never tainted her spirit. If it wasn't for her best friend Gary, and friendly dog called Whisky, Evie might never have made it to her sixteenth birthday.
Dangerous games Danielle Steel
Alix Phillips, a successful journalist, is always willing to put herself on the front line for her job. All that matters is getting the story. When Alix's boss suspects a major political scandal in the White House, he sends Alix to uncover the truth. This story could blow the corridors of power wide open, and Alix is feeling the heat.

Science Fiction & Fantasy

The best American science fiction and fantasy 2016 Edited and with an introduction by Karen Joy Fowler ;
Presents a collection of the best science fiction and fantasy short stories written during 2015.
Winter of the gods Jordanna Max Brodsky
First in the "Olympus bound" contemporary fantasy trilogy that places the Greek gods in Manhattan with goddess Artemis prowling streets looking for prey.
Miranda and Caliban Jacqueline Carey
A lovely girl grows up in isolation where her father, a powerful magus, has spirited them to in order to keep them safe. We all know the tale of Prospero's quest for revenge, but what of Miranda?
Magic of blood and sea Cassandra Rose Clarke
A pirate princess and a cursed assassin come together in this fantasy adventure tale.
Shadowbahn Steve Erickson
When the Twin Towers suddenly reappear in the Badlands of South Dakota, twenty years after their fall, nobody can explain their return the towers seem to sing, even as everybody hears a different song. A rumour overtakes the throng that someone can be seen in the high windows of the southern structure.
The turn : the Hollows begins with death Kim Harrison
Trisk and her hated rival, Kalamack, have the same goal: save their species from extinction. Death comes in the guise of hope when a genetically modified tomato created to feed the world combines with the government's new tactical virus, giving it an unexpected host and a mode of transport. First in a series.
Nightwalker Allyson James
When someone targets Ansel, the Nightwalker living in Janet's hotel, Janet and Mick find themselves caught in a fight between supernatural powers, one that could prove deadly for them both.
Eleventh grave in moonlight Darynda Jones
11th book in the Charley Davidson fantasy series.
Six wakes Mur Lafferty
A space adventure set on a lone ship where the clones of a murdered crew must find their murderer before they kill again.
Once broken faith Seanan McGuire
10th book in the October Daye fantasy series.
The soprano sorceress L. E. Modesitt, Jr
A feminist fantasy starring Anna Marshal, a bored singer in Iowa. Wishing for a more liberated life, she is whisked into a parallel universe where music is magic, and helps to defeat an invader with her music. But as she subsequently finds out, even in fantasy land there is gender politics.
Bane and Shadow Jon Skovron
Second book in the "Empire of storms" fantasy series.
Empire games Charles Stross
New series set in the same world as his Merchant Princes series.
The Bear and the Serpent Adrian Tchaikovsky
Second book in the "Echoes of the fall" fantasy series.
The weight of the world Tom Toner
IN this SF debut the universe is in disarray and an ancient being has reawoken to seize the throne.
Star Wars. Aftermath. Empire's end Chuck Wendig
Final book of the trilogy following "Star Wars: Aftermath" and "Star Wars: Life debut."
Last year Robert Charles Wilson
Two events made September 1st a memorable day for Jesse Cullum. First, he lost a pair of Oakley sunglasses. Second, he saved the life of President Ulysses S. Grant. It's the near future, and the technology exists to open doorways into the past but not our past, not exactly.

Western

Brothers of the gun B.S. Dunn
Cross of iron Ethan Flagg
Blaze of fury Alexander Frew
Cheyenne cowboy Max Gunn
Marshal of the Barren Plains I.J. Parnham