Recreation

New Titles Fiction October 2104 (arrived in September 2014)

Adventure

Savage tide, Greg Barron.
Second race-against-time thriller from the author of Rotten Gods, in the tradition of Le Carre, Ludlum and Clancy.
Dark rising, Greig Beck.
Elite incursion team sent to Iran when radiation is detected under the desert and spy agencies are on high alert.
The Oracle code, Charles Brokaw.
When word of the tomb's secret location and the treasured wisdom of the Oracle of Delphi it may hold materialize in the code of an ancient scroll in Afghanistan, Harvard linguist and archeologist professor Thomas Lourds must quickly find out.
The black stone, Nick Brown.
Fourth in the Agent of Rome series set in 273 A.D. as Emperor Aurelian sends a mission to capture a legendary black stone believed to channel the sun.
Run them ashore, Adrian Goldsworthy.
5th novel in the Napoleonic series, set in 1810 with battles at sea and on land.
Singularity, Steven James.
When his friend is murdered, illusionist Jevin Banks is determined to find out what really happened. Drawn into a web of conspiracy and top-secret research on human consciousness, Jevin won't stop digging until the truth is revealed.
Kingdom of darkness, Andy McDermott.
Eddie Chase and Nina Wilde return for their 10th adventure, seeking to find connections bewtween a dig in Alexandria for the tomb of Alexander the Great and a Nazi war criminal.
Seven wonders, Ben Mezrich.
Author of "The social network" with a tale of a reclusive mathematician murdered and the search mounted by his brothers as to why.
Chain of events, Fredrik T. Olsson.
First novel from Swedish screenwriter. Features a damaged couple, cryptologist and his ex-wife, in a race against time to save our future.
The sixth extinction, James Rollins.
A remote military research station in Utah sends out a frantic distress call, ending with a chilling final command: Kill us all! Action thriller in the Sigma Force series.
Wolves of New Rome, James Wilde.
4th in the series about Hereward the Wake.
Quick, Steve Worland.
In Melbourne a young Formula One racer/no policeman uncovers a diamond heist which takes him to Monaco.

American Fiction

The UnAmericans : stories, Molly Antopol.
Traces the experiences of protagonists from a range of cultures, including a blacklisted Hollywood actor who struggles to connect with his son, and a dissenting gallery worker who begins smuggling and curating underground art.
In doubt, Drusilla Campbell.
Senseless shooting in small California town where one woman determines to uncover the truth. If you like Jodi Picoult, give this a go.
The Mill River redemption, Darcie Chan.
Having unexpectedly lost her husband and lacking the means to support herself, Josie DiSanti and her two daughters take refuge in the small town of Mill River, to live with Josie's aunt, Ivy. The sisters, Rose and Emily, are inseparable growing up until a shocking tragedy tears them apart.
The end of always, Randi Davenport.
In 1907 Wisconsin, seventeen-year-old Marie Reehs is determined: she will not marry a violent man, as did her mother and grandmother before her. Day after day, Marie toils at the local laundry, watched by an older man who wants to claim her for his own. Night after night, she is haunted by the memory of her mother, who died in a mysterious accident to which her father was the only witness.
Your fathers, where are they? And the prophets, do they live forever?, Dave Eggers.
In a barracks on an abandoned military base, miles from the nearest road, Thomas watches as the man he has brought wakes up. Kev, a NASA astronaut, doesn't recognise his captor, though Thomas remembers him. Kev cries for help. He pulls at his chain. But the ocean is close by, and nobody can hear him over the waves and wind. Thomas apologises. He didn't want to have to resort to this. Another of his brilliant idiosyncratic fictions.
An Italian wife, Ann Hood.
Story of a woman's life spanning seven decades and involving an Italian childhood, arranged marriages, move to America and the accompanying love, loss and heartbreak.
The winter guest, Pam Jenoff.
Tale of first love in a time of war and the choices that can tear sisters apart.
Remember me like this, Bret Anthony Johnston.
Four years have passed since Justin Campbell's disappearance, a tragedy that rocked the small town of Southport, Texas. Did he run away? Was he kidnapped? Did he drown in the bay? Then, one afternoon, the impossible happens.
Somewhere safe with somebody good, Jan Karon.
After five hectic years of retirement from Lord's Chapel, Father Tim Kavanagh returns with his wife, Cynthia, to Mitford where he and his beloved friends and family face the challenge of settling into the next phase of their lives.
Kerrigan in Copenhagen, Thomas E. Kennedy.
Kerrigan is writing a guidebook to the city of Copenhagen. Specifically, a guide to the city's drinking establishments of which there are over 1,500. Thus, it is a project potentially without end, and one with a certain amount of drunken numbness built into it. And that's the point: for Kerrigan, an American expat fleeing a terrible betrayal, has plenty he wants to forget.
The river, Beverly Lewis.
When two sisters return home for a visit after leaving the Amish world, both are troubled by the secrets and the people they left behind.
The invention of exile, Vanessa Manko.
Russian emigrant to America is wrongly accused of anarchism and deported back home but then becomes stranded in Mexico in this moving debut and politics and family. Salman Rushdie called this "a brilliant debut."
The dog, Joseph O'Neill.
Distraught by a breakup with his long-term girlfriend, a young man leaves New York to take an unusual job in the strange desert metropolis of Dubai at the height of its self-invention as a futuristic Shangri-la where he struggles with his new position as the "family officer" of the capricious and very rich Batros family.
Fives and twenty-fives, Michael Pitre.
Debut novel from a former American Marine, this follows ex-Marines who survived the Iraq War and must now learn to live with themselves. A strong tale of the bomb disposal troops in an alien country.
Etta Mae's worst bad-luck day, Ann B. Ross.
Etta Mae Wiggins, the trailer park lady who'd like something better in her life, takes centre stage in the latest novel in the Miss Julia series.
The actress : a novel, Amy Sohn.
Young actress becomes a hit in an indie film and is taken up by Hollywood and becomes part of a top celebrity couple.
We are not ourselves, Matthew Thomas.
Both the intimate story of a family and an epic of the American Century, this impressive debut tells us a lot about middle class America and is a grand testament to our deepest hopes and most human frailties.
The girls from Corona Del Mar, Rufi Thorpe.
Mia and Lorrie Ann are lifelong friends: hard-hearted Mia and untouchably beautiful, kind Lorrie Ann. While Mia struggles with a mother who drinks, a pregnancy at fifteen, and younger brothers she loves but can't quite be good to, Lorrie Ann is luminous, surrounded by her close-knit family, immune to the mistakes that mar her best friend's life.
The story hour, Thrity Umrigar.
From Thrity Umrigar, best-selling author of The World We Found and The Space Between Us comes a profound, heartbreakingly honest novel about the beauty of forgiveness through the story of a therapist and the suicidal young Indian woman who is her patient.
The girls at the Kingfisher Club, Genevieve Valentine.
This reimagining of the "Twelve Dancing Princesses" traces the story of a family of flappers who work in a 1920s speakeasy until their suspicious father decides to marry them off, prompting a confrontation with a bootlegger from the eldest sister's past.
Lisette's list, Susan Vreeland.
A young Parisian woman is exiled to Provence to take care of her husband's ailing grandfather during the Vichy regime, but discovers that despite the horrors of war, the paintings of Cezanne, Pisarro, Chagall, and Picasso bring to life the landscape around her and allow her once again to experience love.
The ploughmen, Kim Zupan.
Two men in a country jail in Montana - one, 71, awaits trial and the other is a young deputy who has drawn the overnight shift.

Australian fiction

Analogue men, Nick Earls.
49 year old man finds his home overrun by teenagers and their technology while he is trying to manage a fading radio show.
The family men, Catherine Harris.
Harry's success as a footballer is predestined, the territory that comes with a superstar father, and all the Club asks in return is loyalty and the occasional code of silence. But when his home-town media scrum dredges up an old scandal of his father's, and Harry becomes embroiled in one of his own, he starts to question things.
Chasing the ace, Nicholas Johnson.
Aussie entertainer and magician's debut novel is about a con man and his aging mentor and a scam they hope will make their fortune.
Demons, Wayne Macauley.
It is the middle of winter. Seven friends travel to a remote coastal beach house for the weekend. Without phones, internet or television, they sit around the fireplace, telling stories each exposing the foibles of humankind. But as a storm rolls in and torrential rain cuts the party off from the outside world, it soon becomes clear that some secrets are best kept hidden.
Luigi's freedom ride, Alan Murray.
A wholly charming, sweetly funny story of one young good-hearted Italian man. It's about life, bicycles, the joy of the journey and the simple beauty of a life well-lived. It is the small lives, tucked away, that reveal humanity in all its bigness.
Here come the dogs, Omar Musa.
Author is a Malaysian/Australian rapper from Queensland and his novel is a strong tale of three violent young men living life on the edge.
The wonders, Paddy O'Reilly.
A bunch of misfits work in a circus at a time when people were paraded round the country as circus freaks.
When the night comes, Favel Parrett.
Story of a young girl learning who to trust and what to believe when a crewman on an Antarctic supply ship befriends her mother.
Nest, Inga Simpson.
Gentle likeable tale of a former art teacher in a rural community and a child who goes missing.
Cherry bomb, Jenny Valentish.
Singer who'd created a teen band needs to convince a producer that she's not a one hit wonder and deserves to make a comeback.

British Fiction

The ruby slippers, Keir Alexander.
Old Rosa the bag lady shuffles along the streets of New York, stinking, silent and shunned by man and beast. Time and again her nephew, Michael Marcinkus the grocer, has tried to help but Rosa remains unknowable, hushed inside her hulk. On the day of the St Patrick's Day Parade, Rosa is in a terrible accident.
The zone of interest, Martin Amis.
His 14th novel. Set in Auschwitz, (the title refers to the outer perimeter of the camp where the Germans live). The plot focuses on a Nazi officer who falls in love with the camp commandant's wife.
The lonely desert, Sarah Challis.
Sometimes, the end of a journey is just the beginning. Emily and Clemmie's lives changed for ever when they took their great aunt's ashes to rest in a strange and exotic land. Clemmie stayed behind to begin a new life in the Mali desert, but now Emily fears for her cousin's safety. Returning to Africa with her new husband and two friends, she is determined to find out why Clemmie seems so desperately to need her help.
Your beautiful lies, Louise Douglas
Tale of a woman who is good at keeping secrets after a scandal that happened some years back.
Mr Mac and me, Esther Freud.
Set in 1914 on the Southern Coast and based on a period of the life of Charles Rennie Macintosh and his friendship with the young son of a local publican.
Seeing other people, Mike Gayle.
Father of two is kicked out by his wife after he's had an affair even though he didn't and he knows because the ghost of a former ex-girlfriend tells him so. Zany and clever tale.
The repercussions, Catherine Hall.
When war photographer Jo returns from her latest assignment in Afghanistan and moves into the Brighton flat she's just inherited, she hopes to restore equilibrium to her chaotic life. But images and events of her recent past and the reading of her great-grandmother Elizabeth's diary haunt her night and day, forcing Jo to come to terms with demons she thought she could leave behind.
The girl who just appeared, Jonathan Harvey.
London 2014 and a girl who feels she can't fit in finds a flat where she was born and moves in. In Liverpool 1981 a teenage boy grows up during the Toxteth riots. Two periods of recent history interestingly linked.
Elizabeth is missing, Emma Healey.
Unusual and much praised debut about an 81 year old woman (who narrates) with a fading memory and an obsession with a missing friend who vanished over 60 years ago.
J, Howard Jacobson.
Booker winner's dystopian tale of two lovers living in a world where the past is sinister and suspect.
The separation, Dinah Jefferies.
Malaya, 1955. Lydia Cartwright returns from visiting a sick friend to an empty house. The servants are gone. The phone is dead. Where is her husband Alec? Her young daughters, Emma and Fleur? Fearful and desperate, she contacts the British District Officer and learns that Alec has been posted up country. But why didn't he wait? Why did he leave no message? Lydia's search takes her on a hazardous journey through war-torn jungle.
The wake, Paul Kingsnorth.
Everyone knows the date of the Battle of Hastings. Far fewer people know what happened next. Set in the three years after the Norman invasion, The Wake tells the story of a fractured band of guerilla fighters who take up arms against the invaders. On the Booker 2014 longlist.
Devotion, Nell Leyshon.
Tale of a family in crisis and what happens when the wife asks her husband to move out. Story of family life that echoes the novels of Jodi Picoult.
Strange girls and ordinary women, Morgan McCarthy.
When Alice sees her husband one day with a younger woman she knows he's having an affair and she's going to stop it.
The children act, Ian McEwan.
Fiona, a High Court judge, is trying a case involving parents who refuse a lifesaving blood transfusion for their son because of their religious beliefs.
Hello from the Gillespies, Monica McInerney.
For more than thirty years, Angela Gillespie has sent friends and family around the world an end-of-the-year letter titled 'Hello from the Gillespies'. It's always been cheery and full of good news. This year, Angela surprises herself - she tells the truth.
When we were sisters, Beth Miller.
Twenty years ago two teenage girls were best friends then the Jewish father of one runs off with the Catholic mother of the other. Later, they are to meet again.
The bone clocks, David Mitchell.
One drowsy summer's day in 1984, teenage runaway Holly Sykes encounters a strange woman who offers a small kindness in exchange for 'asylum'. Decades will pass before Holly understands exactly what sort of asylum the woman was seeking. The Bone Clocks follows the twists and turns of Holly's life from a scarred adolescence in Gravesend to old age on Ireland's Atlantic coast.
He wants, Alison Moore.
Her haunting novel "The lighthouse" was shortlisted for the 2012 Booker. This one is the story of a Midlands teacher whose routine is disrupted when an old friend turns up.
The secrets sisters keep, Sinead Moriarty.
Sequel to "Me and my sisters" is the story of three sisters, three life-altering problems and one eternal truth: nobody knows you quite like a sister.
The taxidermist's daughter, Kate Mosse.
Haunting tale set in 1912 Sussex where secrets lie at the heart of the village and the house where the taxidermist and daughter live.
The restoration of Otto Laird, Nigel Packer.
When an elderly architect discovers his most significant building is to be demolished he decides to save it, living in his own creation for a week for a television documentary.
The boy that never was, Karen Perry.
Five years ago, three-year-old Dillon disapeared. For his father Harry who left him alone for ten crucial minutes it was an unforgiveable lapse. Yet Dillon's mother Robin has never blamed her husband: her own secret guilt is burden enough. Now they're trying to move on, returning home to Dublin to make a fresh start.
The table of less valued knights, Marie Phillips.
Across the border in Puddock, the new young queen, Martha, is appalled to be married off against her will to the odious Prince Edwin of Tuft. She disguises herself as a boy and runs away, but doesn't get very far before the Locum of the Lake standing in for the full-time Lady intercepts her with some startling news.
Fan, Danny Rhodes.
In 1989, eighteen-year-old John Finch spends his Saturdays following Nottingham Forest up and down the country and the rest of the week trudging the streets of his hometown as a postal worker. His blossoming relationship with girlfriend Jen is his only other respite.
House of ashes, Monique Roffey.
Story of corruption and dissent in a tough country from a British writer born in Trinidad.
What would Mary Berry do?, Claire Sandy.
Marie Dunwoody has all the trappings of the successful modern woman: a lovely husband, three wonderful children, a detached house and a professional career. Except, she can't bake for toffee. Her cupcakes are crap. Her meringues are all runny, her sponges flat, her biscuits rock-hard. Light comedy that was endorsed by Mary Berry herself.
Village rumours, Rebecca Shaw.
You can't escape your past. At least that's what the residents of Turnham Malpas would say. While clearing out the rectory's loft, Reverend Peter Harris makes an unsettling discovery and a dark secret is exposed that soon sets tongues wagging in the village.
How to be both, Ali Smith.
Borrowing from painting's fresco technique to make an original literary double-take, it's a fast-moving genre-bending conversation between forms, times, truths and fictions. There is a renaissance artist of the 1460's. There is the child of a child of the 1960's.
Man at the helm, Nina Stibbe.
Debut novel from the author of the well reviewed "love, Nina" is the story of what it's like to be an attractive divorcee in an English village in the 1950s when a family falls from grace.
Things to make and break, May-Lan Tan.
Shadows, doubles, and the ghosts of past and future lovers haunt these elegantly structured and often hallucinatory stories. The language is hypnotic, deadpan, intense; the sentences jewel-hard and sublime. This marks the debut of a stylish, exuberant new voice in modern fiction.
Five days left, Julie Lawson Timmer.
Mara Nichols, a terminally ill career woman, wife, and mother, and Scott Coffman, a middle-school teacher whose eight-year-old foster son is about to return to his former inmate mother, traverse the last five days they have to say goodbye to their loved ones.
Their lips talk of mischief, Alan Warner.
A darkly funny tale of hope and humanity in the days of Thatcher's Britain.
The paying guests, Sarah Waters.
1920s and a villa in a genteel part of London where a 26 year old spinster and a widowed mother are forced to take in lodgers.

Fantasy

The widow's house, Daniel Abraham.
4th in "The dagger and the coin" series.
Shifting shadows : stories from the world of Mercy Thompson, Patricia Briggs.
The return of Mercy Thompson in a collection of new and reprinted paranormal stories.
The supernatural enhancements, Edgar Cantero.
Haunted house tale told through diary entries, scrambled notes, security footage and letters from someone who inherits a mysterious estate that comes with a curse.
Undead and underwater, MaryJanice Davidson.
An anthology of three novellas includes "Super, Girl!", in which human resources representative and superhero Hailey Derry must find a way to explain to the sexy new hire that she is more of a wonder woman than he can imagine.
Assail, Ian C. Esslemont.
Epic fantasy tale that brings to a close the story of the Malazan Empire.
The beautiful ashes : a broken destiny novel, Jeaniene Frost.
When her sister is trapped in a parallel realm, Ivy turns to Adrian, the only person who believes her, and together they search for a powerful relic that can save her sister and stop a war that could doom the world but little does Ivy know that Adrian is bound by an ancient legacy to betray her.
Shattered, Kevin Hearne.
Kevin Hearne returns with a brand new novel in his epic urban fantasy series starring the unforgettable Atticus O'Sullivan.
Unwept, Tracy Hickman & Laura Hickman.
First in "Nightbirds", gothic series about a woman who wakes on a train headed for a remote town.
Fool's assassin, Robin Hobb.
First in new series, "Fitz and the fool," returning to characters from previous stories.
The getaway god, Richard Kadrey.
Latest Sandman Slim tale.
The scorched earth, Drew Karpyshyn.
Second in epic fantasy series about four young people who'll either save the world or destroy it. Sequel to "Children of fire."
Son of no one, Sherrilyn Kenyon.
18th in Dark-Hunter series.
Smiler's Fair, Rebecca Levene.
Epic fantasy and first book in Hollow Gods series in which four people - a princess, a warrior, a lover and a shepherd - must discover how they fit into the carnival.
The ripper affair, Lilith Saintcrow.
Steampunk urban fantasy set in an alternate Victorian London where a detective duo search for a killer.
The broken eye, Brent Weeks.
Without the protection of Gavin Guile, who has been captured and enslaved and has lost his powers, Kip, Teia, and Karris fight to survive a secret war between the nobles, rebels, and an ancient order of stealthy assassins called The Broken Eye.
Sleeping late on Judgement Day, Tad Williams.
3rd and final urban fantasy in the tale of Bobby Dollar, fallen angel.

Fiction from the rest of the World

Stone mattress : nine tales, Margaret Atwood.
The great Canadian author's latest is an impressive collection of darkly humourous stories.
Butterflies in November, Auur Ava Olafsdottir
When a woman is dumped by husband and lover, she finds herself taking care of a friend's deaf-mute 4 year old son. He picks the winning numbers on the lottery so off they go on an adventurous road trip across Iceland.
The betrayers, David Bezmozgis.
Canadian author. In Jerusalem a Mossad agent meets a politician but can't prevent him taking a stand against his government. Interesting perspective on personal loyalties and political priciples.
Adultery, Paulo Coelho
Devoted wife and ambitious journalist starts an affair with a politician and things go out of control. Coelho is said to be the world's most translated living
On earth as it is in heaven, Davide Enia
A big bestseller in Italy, set against the background of 1980s Mafia gang wars in Sicily and a young boy growing up as a boxer.
Forever yours, Daniel Glattauer
Architect pursues a woman who enjoys the attention then begins to find it pretty wearying. A clever dark comedy from a popular Austrian author.
The incorrigible optimists club, Jean-Michel Guenassia
Big bestseller in Europe. Set in the backstreets of 1960s Paris where a group of Eastern Europeans tell their stories about themselves and their wives, lovers and children, all exiled behind the Iron Curtain.
Motherland, Maria Hummel.
To provide for his children after being drafted into military service, surgeon Frank Kappus, a recent widower, marries a young woman who struggles to keep one of the children from being declared mentally unfit.
F, Daniel Kehlmann
From author (German) of "Measuring the world" comes tragicomic tale of three brothers, their relationship to their distant father and their struggles in the modern
The calligraphy of dreams, Juan Marse
The novel that gave Marse the biggest literary prize in the world for fiction. Set in a working class area of Barcelona in the shadow of civil
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his years of pilgrimage, Haruki Murakami
Huge bestseller in Japan where it sold over a million copies in its first week. A story that cleverly blends romance and realism against the realities of contemporary Japan.
The extraordinary journey of the fakir who was trapped in an Ikea wardrobe, Romain Puertolas.
One day a fakir leaves his small village in India and lands in Paris. A professional con artist, the fakir is on a pilgrimage to IKEA, where he intends to obtain an object he covets above all others: a brand new bed of nails. French author's bestselling debut.
The scatter here is too great, Bilal Tanweer.
Pakistan author's debut which has been described as a love letter to Karachi told by various people linked by one terrible event: a bomb blast in the centre of the city.

Graphic Novel

No. 6. 8, Atsuko Asano
The unwritten. [9], The unwritten fables, Mike Carey
Through the woods : stories, Emily Carroll.
Black Canary and Zatanna. Bloodspell, Paul Dini
The people inside, Ray Fawkes
Kill my mother, Jules Feiffer.
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Volume 3, Keith Giffen, Mike Costa
Hugh Howey's Wool, Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmotti
The wallflower = Yamatonadeshiko shichihenge. 33, Tomoko Hayakawa
Secret, Jonathan Hickman
D. Gray-Man. Vol. 24, Katsura Hoshino
Attack on Titan. 13, Hajime Isayama
The walking dead. Volume 21, All out war. Part two, Robert Kirkman
Knights of Sidonia. 10, Tsutomu Nihei
Just so happens, Fumio Obata.
Seconds, Bryan Lee O'Malley
Return to Armageddon, Malcolm Shaw
Sally Heathcote : suffragette, Mary Talbot, Kate Charlesworth, Bryan Talbot.
Fables. [20], Camelot, Bill Willingham

Historical

The healing quilt : return of the Half-stitched Amish Quilting Club, Wanda E. Brunstetter.
Retired Amish newlyweds Emma and Lamar Miller start a new quilting class, in which they work with an unlikely group of students to achieve emotional healing and create beautiful traditional quilts.
Force of kings, Christian Cameron.
Final volume in Tyrant series set in the years following the death of Alexander the Great.
The naturalist, Thom Conroy.
Story of Dr Ernest Doeffenbach: scientist, explorer, revolutionary, outcast.
The barefoot queen, Ildefonso Falcones
Set in 18th century Seville and telling the story of the tumultuous birth of Flamenco dancing.
John the pupil, David Flusfeder.
A story of medieval road movie set in 1267 in which John and two monks keep being ambushed by temptations on their way to see His Holiness Clement IV.
The fair fight, Anna Freeman.
Rollicking historical debut set in 18th century Bristol in the world of female prize fighters and their patrons. Enthusiastic reviews have made comparisons to the colourful bestseller "Crimson petal and the white."
Vixen, Rosie Garland.
Story of superstition and devotion in the time of the Black Death that should appeal to those who liked her much-loved, The Palace of Curiosities.
Half the world in winter, Maggie Joel.
1881 London and a wealthy family whose fortune was made in the railway trade have a secret that may tear them apart.
The vanishing witch, Karen Maitland.
A dark tale of treachery and superstition set against the backdrop of the Peasant's Revolt.
The story of land and sea, Katy Simpson Smith.
Set in North Carolina during the waning years of the American Revolution, a first novel that follows three generations of family fathers and daughters, mother and son, master and slave characters who yearn for redemption amid a heady brew of war, kidnapping, slavery, and love.
To name those lost, Rohan Wilson.
Summer 1874, and Launceston teeters on the brink of anarchy. After abandoning his wife and child many years ago, the Black War veteran Thomas Toosey must return to the city to search for William, his now motherless twelve-year-old son

Horror

Impact, Adam Baker.
Horror tale of surviving humans in a post apocalyptic world.
Dark blood : a Carpathian novel, Christine Feehan.
Zev Hunter was an elite warrior, a dark-blood dealer of death to rogue Lycans who preyed on mankind. He was a loner, never given to personal attachments, and damned fierce at his job.
The girl who couldn't read, John Harding.
Gothic horror sequel to "Florence and Giles," the story of a man claiming to be a doctor and working with an amnesiac woman.

Mystery

Prison noir, Joyce Carol Oates, editor.
Prison Noir, the newest anthology in Akashic's award-winning series.
Let her go, Dawn Barker.
Story of family secrets and a woman who takes a baby. Years later a teenage girl learns about her past.
Death of a dog whisperer, Laurien Berenson.
When her aunt's dog-whispering protege is found dead, Melanie Travis must help sort through the growing list of suspects to find the killer, all while juggling motherhood, marriage, and her six beloved poodles.
An evil mind, Chris Carter.
A freak accident in rural Wyoming leads the Sheriff's Department to arrest a man for a possible double homicide, but further investigations suggest a much more horrifying discovery a serial killer who has been kidnapping, torturing and mutilating victims all over the United States for at least twenty-five years.
A dancer in the dust, Thomas H. Cook.
Former aid worker discovers a friend from the past is murdered, a crime that seems to originate from his time in Africa.
Power play, Catherine Coulter.
Latest action tale in FBI series featuring Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock.
The hunter's oath, Jason Dean.
Third case for former marine James Bishop, now hunting down the men who put his sister in hospital.
You, Zoran Drvenkar.
Chilling thriller by Croatian/German writer. A dark tale of The Traveller and the vengeful people who follow him.
Perfidia, James Ellroy.
Follows a post-Pearl Harbor murder of a Japanese family that entangles a brilliant Japanese-American forensic chemist, an adventurous woman, a future police chief and an arch villain.
The baklava club, Jason Goodwin.
Inspector Yashim on a case that takes him into the stylish and exotic world of Ottoman Istanbul.
The testimony of the hanged man, Ann Granger.
Fifth historical crime tale featuring Scotland Yard's Inspector Ross and his wife Lizzie in the world of Victorian London.
Haunted, Kay Hooper.
Second in series - following "The first prophet" - of small town secrets and murders.
Don't look back, Gregg Hurwitz.
Holiday of a lifetime at eco lodge in Mexico turns into a nightmare.
Close to home, Lisa Jackson.
Teenage girls go missing in a small town and one mother realises her family is in real danger.
Fiddle city, Dan Kavanagh.
The second novel Julian Barnes published under a pseudonym (in the 1980s), featuring the bisexual ex-cop Duffy who goes undercover for the boss of a Heathrow freight business.
Summer of the dead, Julia Keller.
Third in the series featuring West Virginia attorney Bell Elkins involves a poor Appalachian town hit by a series of murders.
Murder 101, Faye Kellerman.
Latest in the Dekker/Lazarus series.
The Golem of Hollywood, Jonathan & Jesse Kellerman.
Waking up beside a beautiful woman he has no memory of meeting, Detective Jacob Lev investigates a Hollywood Division murder case involving a severed head, an ominous message in Hebrew and the legend of the Golem of Prague.
The sandman, Lars Kepler
4th in the Detective Inspector Joona Linna series. Set in Stockholm where a man in hospital from hypothermia is technically dead and may have been the victim of a serial killer.
Windigo Island, William Kent Krueger.
Cork O'Connor battles villains, both mythical and modern, in this story of reservation life meeting big city crime.
Life deluxe, Jens Lapidus
From father to daughter. From sister to brother. The legacy is passed on. Attitude, honour and power. Dirty money, no matter where it comes from, will be clean cash after it has been laundered by the right person. Dark Scandinavian crime thriller.
The drop, Dennis Lehane.
Based on the screenplay he developed for Twentieth Century Fox from his short story "Animal Rescue," The Drop follows a former criminal whose efforts to build a new life with his girlfriend and pit bull rescue puppy fall apart when he becomes mixed up in a robbery gone wrong.
Dear daughter, Elizabeth Little.
Bitchy Los Angeles girl, just out of prison after 10 years for murdering her sociialite mother and released on a technicality, sets out to find the mystery of her mother's last words.
Dishonour, Gabrielle Lord.
Detective Inspector Debra Hawkins, heading a new police unit on domestic violence, investigates connections between Iraq men and crime gangs and a young woman trying to escape a forced marriage.
Crucifixion Creek, Barry Maitland.
First in a new trilogy, set in Sydney, featuring homicide detective Harry Belltree.
An event in autumn, Henning Mankell.
The return of Kurt Wallander and this time there's a skeleton (literally) in his garden.
Inspector Colbeck's casebook : thirteen tales from the railway detective, Edward Marston.
A new collection of brand new, specially commissioned short stories from the master of historical crime fiction, featuring his quick witted Railway Detective, Inspector Colbeck.
The skeleton road, Val McDermid.
Cold Case squad detective Karen Pirir investigates the bones of past murders.
Dandy Gilver and the reek of red herrings, Catriona McPherson.
Cosy crime set in 1930s Scotland where Dandy Gilver is spending Christmas in a tiny fishing village when odd things turn up in fish barrels.
Confessions, Kanae Minato.
Creepy tale, a big bestseller in Japan, about a schoolteacher whose pupils murdered her daughter, leading her to be out for revenge.
The doll maker, Richard Montanari.
Gruesome as always, tale of a porcelain doll which carries an ominous message from a killer.
Quarter past two on a Wednesday afternoon, Linda Newbery.
First for adults from the well known children's author, a story of family intrigue around a sister's disappearance.
One of us, Tawni O'Dell.
Doctor returns to his blue collar mining town roots when he finds a dead body near where resistant Irish miners were executed years ago.
The killing season, Mark Pearson.
DI Jack Delaney is trying to make a clean break. Tormented by his troubled past, he has taken his young family out of London, swapping the mayhem of London for the tranquil calm of the north Norfolk coast. Except it's not so tranquil. After a terrible storm hits Sheringham, a body is discovered beneath the rubble of a collapsed cliff.
The long way home, Louise Penny.
Former Chief Inspector of Homicide, Armand Gamache, has found a peace he'd never imagined possible, away from the front line of the police and in the tranquil village of Three Pines. But when his friend Clara Morrow asks for help, he can't bring himself to refuse her.
Paw and order, Spencer Quinn.
Latest case for private eye and Chet in the mystery series for dog lovers.
The killing of Olga Klimt, R.T. Raichev.
Husband and wife sleuths Major Payne and Antonia Darcy on a new case that involves exchanged murders.
Bones never lie, Kathy Reichs.
Temperance Brennan - on her 17th case! - lets us meet her much discussed/never seen mother and track down the one criminal who got away.
The house on the hill, Kevin Sampson.
DCI Billy McCartney is taken back to a traumatic case involving drug gangs in Ibiza.
The dark meadow, Andrea Maria Schenkel
From the author of the bestseller "The murder farm" comes another tale that was a big bestseller in Germany. Set in 1947 and dealing with suspicion, murder and atonement. Comparisons have been made to the Truman Capote classic "In cold blood."
The silent boy, Andrew Taylor.
Sequel to "The scent of death." Set during the French Revolution and again featuring reluctant sleuth Edward Savill.
Fallout : a Tito Ihaka novel, Paul Thomas.
Involving three interwoven plots revolving around Tito Ihaka, his boss Superintendent Finbar McGrail and Ihaka's former best friend in the police service, disgraced.
An unwilling accomplice, Charles Todd.
World War I battlefield nurse Bess Crawford's career is in jeopardy when a murder occurs on her watch.
Traitor's storm, M.J. Trow.
Christopher Marlowe faces the might of the Spanish Armada in the latest in this intriguing historical mystery series.
Summer of ghosts, P.D. Viner.
Follow up to the debut novel "The last winter of Dani Lancing." A father hears his only child being murdered and is unable to intervene. He is, however, no ordinary father he's a big London drug lord.
The red chameleon, Erica Wright.
Debut in which New York private eye Kathleen Stone and her sharp drag queen friend are on the case of a cheating husband found dead.

New Zealand Fiction

The red queen : short stories, Gemma Bowker-Wright.
In her first collection of stories, Gemma Bowker-Wright leads us into the phases of transition and transformation in people's lives: a dream job, a rare afternoon between son and father, a man losing his wife to Alzheimer's, a first snow.
Tumbledown Manor, Helen Brown.
Life's going down the gurgler for romance writer Lisa Trumperton. The deadline for her next novel is looming, her daughter won't eat but has a new tattoo each week, and now her Wall Street trader husband has run off with a woman at work... Lisa makes a quick escape, home to Australia, where at least her girl-magnet son seems to be making hay.
Astonished dice, Geoff Cochrane.
Collection of short stories by award winning poet and novelist.
Shamejoy, Julie Hill.
"ShameJoy" (English for schadenfreude) is a collection of smart, darkly comic short stories about pop psychology, pop music, politics and Germans.
Nobody is ever missing, Catherine Lacey.
The story of a young woman who takes a one-way flight to New Zealand, abruptly leaving her stable but unfulfilling life in Manhattan, hurtling herself into the unknown, testing fate by hitchhiking, tacitly being swept into the lives of strangers and sleeping in fields, forests or public parks.
Arms race : and other stories, Nic Low.
Data theft, internet memes, advertising, terrorism, indigenous sovereignty, drone warfare, opium addiction, syphilis, the moon landing, mining, oil slicks, climate change, giant octopuses: nothing is spared in this collection.
Redeeming Brother Murrihy : the river to Hiruharama, Antony Millen.
Conrad Murrihy's mother is dying and she has one final wish: to see her eldest son Francis who has not contacted home in two years. In a race to find him and return home to his mother, Conrad travels far from his native Nova Scotia, Canada and through the heart of rural North Island, New Zealand following leads to Taumarunui, Auckland, Whanganui, Ratana and, finally, on an epic journey up the Whanganui River.
MiStory, Philip Temple.
Following his partner's death, a man is forced to think about his life and his country as he tries to fight for a free and fair way of life.

Romance

The heat of the night, Amy Andrews.
The escape, Mary Balogh.
His girl from nowhere, Tina Beckett.
A doctor to heal her heart, Annie Claydon.
The ultimate seduction, Dani Collins.
Undone by the sultan's touch, Caitlin Crews.
The rebel and the heiress, Michelle Douglas.
Not just a convenient marriage, Lucy Gordon.
Zarif's convenient queen, Lynne Graham.
Crown prince, pregnant bride, Kate Hardy.
Outback blaze, Rachael Johns.
The morning after the night before, Nikki Logan.
Uncovering her nine month secret, Jennie Lucas.
How to bag a billionaire, Nina Milne.
Daring to date her boss, Joanna Neil.
A groom worth waiting for, Sophie Pembroke.
Billionaire's secret, Chantelle Shaw.
Taming the notorious Sicilian, Michelle Smart.
His forbidden diamond, Susan Stephens.
Here comes the bridesmaid, Avril Tremayne.
The Argentinian's demand, Cathy Williams.
Tempted by her boss, Scarlet Wilson.

Saga

Counting the days, Benita Brown.
In 1940, as bombs fall on Britain, three young evacuees from Newcastle must leave their former lives behind.
I can't begin to tell you, Elizabeth Buchan.
Denmark, 1940. War has come and everyone must choose a side. For British-born Kay Eberstern, living on her husband Bror's country estate, the Nazi invasion and occupation of her adopted country is a time of terrible uncertainty and inner conflict.
Some lucky day, Ellie Dean.
May 1942. Kitty Pargeter loves the life she's leading as a talented young pilot, serving her country. But tragedy strikes when she is forced to crashland and is taken to a specialist hospital in Cliffehaven, badly injured. Devastated and feeling very alone she must come to terms with her disabling injury that threatens her career.
A family Christmas, Katie Flynn.
Two children go on a desperate journey to find their family. Jimmy Trewin and his little sister are devastated by their mother's death and horrified to find themselves entrusted to the far from tender care of a hated neighbour, Mrs Huxtable.
Evergreen Falls, Kimberley Freeman.
1926: Violet Armstrong is one of the few remaining members of staff working at the grand Evergreen Spa Hotel as it closes down over winter. Only a handful of guests are left, including the heir to a rich grazing family, his sister and her suave suitor.
Mistress of Greyladies, Anna Jacobs.
During WWI, Greyladies an ancient manor house in rural Wiltshire is requisitioned for a hospital. Its mistress, Harriet, Joseph and their sons are allowed to stay in the rear part of the house, but when tragedy strikes Joseph's brothers, his future at Greyladies is at risk.
The sea garden, Deborah Lawrenson.
Present day. On the lush Mediterranean island of Porquerolles off the French coast, Ellie has accepted a commission to restore an abandoned garden. The fine house and surrounding estate overlook the glittering sea but the longer Ellie spends there, the more she senses darkness.
Thunder in the sky, Molly Lefebure.
Story of Britain during the war closely based on the experiences of the author.
Country at heart, Mandy Magro.
A wounded soldier and a free spirit, both determined to follow their dreams - can their love survive?
Savannah Winds, Tamara McKinley.
When Fleur receives word of a sudden inheritance from an aunt she never knew, it couldn't come at a more opportune moment. Her relationship with her beloved husband is crumbling, and she's caught in the middle of a serious family rift. Consulting her aunt's long-lost diary, Fleur decides to follow her footsteps on a voyage of historical discovery down the coast and through the Gulf Country to find out more about the secrets of her family's past.
Heroes are my weakness, Susan Elizabeth Phillips.
A down-on-her-luck actress reduced to staging kids' puppet shows finds herself trapped on a remote island off the coast of Maine with a sexy horror novelist who knows a dozen ways to kill with his bare hands.
The constant star, Jessica Stirling.
World War II hits home to a scattered East End family in new and unexpected ways in the latest tale of Britain under siege.
Havana sleeping, Martin Davies.
British diplomat is posted to 1850's Cuba to take a stand against the illegal slave trade.

Science Fiction

John Brunner SF gateway omnibus, John Brunner.
Hurricane fever, Tobias S. Buckell.
When a freelance spy is yanked out of comfortable retirement aboard his boat following the death of a friend, he stumbles upon a deadly terrorist plot to use a private space delivery platform in Barbadoes to launch a deadly genetic virus.
Philip Jose Farmer SF gateway omnibus., Philip Jose Farmer
Whether pushing the boundaries of sexual and religious themes or reimagining pulp heroes for the modern age, Farmer's restless imagination knew no bounds.
Parasite, Mira Grant.
A decade in the future, humanity thrives in the absence of sickness and disease. We owe our good health to a humble parasite a genetically engineered tapeworm developed by the pioneering SymboGen Corporation.
Inferno, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson.
After the events of Hellhole Awakening, the people of Hellhole and the shadow-Xayans scramble to rally against the threat from the still-living rogue Xayans.
The return of the discontinued man, Mark Hodder.
Steampunk adventure with explorer Sir Richard Burton and poet Algernon Swinburne experiencing visions of parallel realities.
Islands of rage & hope, John Ringo.
Third in the "Black tide rising" series.
Lock in, John Scalzi.
15 years from now a new virus sweeps the globe. Most people are immune but 1% are "locked in" - fully awake and aware but unable to move.
Acceptance, Jeff VanderMeer.
It is winter in Area X. A new team embarks across the border, on a mission to find a member of a previous expedition who may have been left behind. As they press deeper into the unknown navigating new terrain and new challenges the threat to the outside world becomes only more daunting. In this last instalment of the Southern Reach Trilogy, the mysteries of Area X may have been solved, but their consequences and implications are no less profound or terrifying.
Echopraxia, Peter Watts.
Sequel to the Hugo nominated "Blindsight." Set on the eve of the 22nd century.