New Titles Fiction October 2015 (arrived in September 2015)


Spy games, Adam Brookes.
Fearing for his life, journalist Philip Mangan has gone into hiding from the Chinese agents who have identified him as a Western spy. His reputation and life are in tatters. But when he is caught in a terrorist attack in East Africa and a shadowy Chinese figure approaches him in the dead of night with information on the origins of the attack, Mangan is suddenly back in the eye of the storm.
Iron wolf, Dale Brown.
In the spring of 2017, the U.S. economy is rebounding under President Stacy Anne Barbeau, the country's first female president.
Robert Ludlum's The Janson equation, Douglas Corleone.
U.S. Senator James Wyckoff hires former government agents Janson and Kincaid to locate his teenage son. Gregory's girlfriend Lynell has been found strangled in a Seoul hotel, and Gregory has fled the city to avoid being arrested for the crime.
Piranha, Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison.
During a covert operation, Cabrillo and the crew meticulously fake the sinking of the Oregon — but when an unknown adversary tracks them down despite their planning and attempts to assassinate them, Cabrillo and his team struggle to fight back.
The grey raider, John Flanagan.
An explosive cat-and-mouse chase and high-stakes adventure across the high seas, set against the backdrop of the American Civil War.
Dark waters, Chris Goff.
Raisa "Rae" Jordan, an agent for the U.S. Diplomatic Security Service, isn't in Israel for more than a day before her predecessor is gunned down Tel Aviv square by a sniper.
Black river, Tom Harper.
When Kel MacDonald joins an expedition looking for a legendary lost city in the Peruvian Amazon, he's expecting the adventure of a lifetime. But things are not what they seem. Paramilitaries, drug cartels, and wildcat prospectors all want what the jungle has to offer.
Toll for the brave, Jack Higgins.
Betrayed by his lover, beaten and almost broken by his captors, Ellis Jackson escapes from the Viet Cong with his best friend James Maxwell St. Clair. Dodging bullets, they finally break free from a living hell. Some years later, back in England, Ellis wakes to find himself holding a 12-bore shot gun surrounded by staring faces.
Clear by fire, Joshua Hood.
Debut action thriller by a former SWAT team member.
Surveillance, Bernard Keane.
Debut thriller about what happens when a big Aussie IT company hacks into a government account and plants information that causes huge panic.
All the old knives, Olen Steinhauer.
Couple who has worked and loved together distrust everyone when terrorists hijack a plane and a rescue turns deadly. This is a standalone thriller from the author often compared to Le Carre.
The Immortals, James Wilde.
Fifth novel in the Hereward series.

American Fiction

The heart goes last, Margaret Atwood.
Her first standalone novel since 2000. Dystopian tale of a couple who answer an advertisement for a social experiment that gives them a nice suburban home but with the proviso that every month they must spend time in a prison cell.
Everybody rise, Stephanie Clifford.
2006 Manhattan is the setting for a sharp tale about social climbing and new money as young and privileged heirs and strivers aim high.
We never asked for wings, Vanessa Diffenbaugh.
For fourteen years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children Alex, now fifteen, and Luna, six in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty's parents are returning to Mexico, and Letty must step up and become a mother for the first time in her life.
A window opens, Elisabeth Egan.
Alice Pearse thought she would live happily ever after then she realized she was in the wrong story, realizes the question is not whether it's possible to have it all, but what does she, Alice Pearse, really want?
This is your life, Harriet Chance!, Jonathan Evison.
Embarking on an ill-conceived Alaskan cruise, septuagenarian Harriet reunites with her estranged daughter and confronts pivotal events from her life surrounding the true character of her husband, who died two years earlier.
Purity, Jonathan Franzen.
The young woman of the title squatting with anarchists in Oakland accepts an internship in South America with a project designed to unearth the secrets of the world.
Best boy : a novel, Eli Gottlieb.
Quirky tale of a middle aged autistic man and his experiences in a therapeutic community.
The Sparrow Sisters, Ellen Herrick.
A modern day witch hunt occurs when a child's death is blamed on a woman who uses herbs and tinctures. Echoes of Alice Hoffman's novel "Practical magic" here.
Barbara the slut and other people, Lauren Holmes.
Funny, sad and often dark, this well praised collection of short stories deals with friends, families and lovers.
The last embrace, Pam Jenoff.
Sixteen-year-old Adelia Monteforte begins the summer of 1941 aboard a crowded ship bound for America and the shelter it promises, utterly alone yet free of Fascist Italy, which is no longer safe for a young Jewish girl. Despite never wanting to venture too near the ocean again, Addie is whisked away to the seaside by her well-meaning aunt and uncle, where slowly she begins to adapt to her new life.
Fortune smiles : stories, Adam Johnson.
Story collection by the author who won the Pulitzer Prize for "The orphan master's son."
Fear of dying, Erica Jong.
Sixtyish former actress with marriage and family problems places an advertisement on a site called
Coup de foudre : a novella and stories, Ken Kalfus.
Collection of short stories anchored by the novella of the title, a tragic tale of the president of an international lending institution accused of sexually assaulting a housekeeper in a New York hotel.
The admissions, Meg Mitchell Moore.
A seemingly perfect family comes undone by long buried secrets and college applications.
Ally Hughes has sex sometimes, Jules Moulin.
Debut by TV writer for "West Wing" and "Party of five" is about a single mother meeting a student they years later meeting him again and this time he's the boyfriend of her daughter.
Above the waterfall, Ron Rash.
Set in Appalachia where a sheriff contends with the ravages the drug trade brings to his town.
Lost canyon, Nina Revoyr.
Four hikers from Los Angeles journey to the Sierra Neveda and discover an un-traversed trail which leads them into unexpected territory and more adventure and danger than they envisaged.
Someday home, Lauraine Snelling.
The lake home Lynn built with her husband has been an epicenter of joyful family life, from summer holidays spent around the water, to cookies baked in the kitchen with grandchildren in the fall. But since her husband's sudden passing two years ago, Lynn has been lost in the grief and solitude she feels without him at home.
Who do you love, Jennifer Weiner.
Rachel Blum and Andy Landis are eight years old when they meet late one night in an ER waiting room. Born with a congenital heart defect, Rachel is a veteran of hospitals, and she's intrigued by the boy who shows up all alone with a broken arm. He tells her his name. She tells him a story.

Australian fiction

Hope Farm, Peggy Frew.
Story of love and tragedy in 1985 when a young girl faces love and sacrifice. Set in Gippsland.
Adam's empire, Evan Green.
Adam Ross had seen the way his country could destroy a man. Growing up in the Australian outback in the first half of the twentieth century with no formal education, no parents and no one to love him, he learned to fend for himself. But when he forms an unlikely friendship with Jimmy, who works in the Opal mines, his luck begins to change.
Kalinda, Evan Green
Having grown up as a poor orphan child, Adam finds himself financially secure, in love and a father. But Adam's new found bliss is short lived. His relationship with his lover, Nellie, collapses under societal pressure and lawyers are threatening to take away his young daughter.
The promise seed, Cass Moriarty.
An elderly man, living alone in the suburbs, thinks back on his life the missed opportunities, the shocking betrayals, the rare moments of joy. When his ten-year-old neighbour hides in his garden one afternoon, they begin an unexpected friendship that offers a reprieve from their individual struggles. Excellent debut shortlisted for major Australian award.
The secret daughter, Kelly Rimmer.
'You were adopted'. Three short words and Sabina's life fractures. There would forever be a Before those words, and an After. Pregnant with her own child, Sabina can't understand how a mother could abandon her daughter, or why her parents have kept the past a secret.

British Fiction

Nesting : short stories, David Almond.
Nesting brings back into print many of David Almond's vivid stories along with a number of newly collected offerings.
Noonday, Pat Barker.
Completing the story of Elinor Brooke, Paul Tarrant and Kit Neville, begun with Life Class and continued with Toby's Room, Noonday is a stand-alone novel and the climax of a trilogy. Moving into the Second World War this time, it is as good as her famous World War I trilogy.
Beneath the earth : stories, John Boyne.
Twelve dark and clever short stories about secrets within families.
Appleby Farm, Cathy Bramley.
Freya Moorcroft has wild red hair, mischievous green eyes, a warm smile and a heart of gold. She's been happy working at the cafe round the corner from Ivy Lane allotments and her romance with her new boyfriend is going well, she thinks, but a part of her still misses the beautiful rolling hills of her Cumbrian childhood home: Appleby Farm.
Pillow man, Nick Coleman.
Droll tale, with dark edges, about William, working in the bed linen department of an Oxford Street store, and Lucy, who has a lot of problems but may just need a friend.
One night in Italy, Lucy Diamond.
Is Italian really the language of love? A new class of students hopes to find out. Anna's recently been told the father she's never met is Italian. Now she's baking focaccia, whipping up tiramisu and swotting up on her vocabulary, determined to make it to Italy so she can find him in person.
The secrets we share, Emma Hannigan.
Clara Conway is a woman with secrets. But consequently, Clara's family is falling apart. Her son Max emigrated to the US years ago and she has yet to meet her teenage granddaughter, Nathalie because Max and his mother no longer speak. Meanwhile Clara's daughter Ava is fighting for a piece of happiness.
The hotel on Mulberry Bay, Melissa Hill.
Mulberry Hotel, perched on a clifftop above a sweeping bay, was once the heart and soul of pretty seaside town Mulberry Bay. Run by the Harte family for years, the place itself is almost as beloved as cheery landlady Anna.
The daughter's secret, Eva Holland.
Teenage girl runs off with her teacher and makes headline news. Six years on and the mother realises the teacher is about to be released from prison.
The Loney, Andrew Michael Hurley.
If it had another name, I never knew, but the locals called it the Loney that strange nowhere between the Wyre and the Lune where Hanny and I went every Easter time with Mummer, Farther, Mr and Mrs Belderboss and Father Wilfred, the parish priest. A strange and haunting novel that has been praised highly and described as brilliant piece of neo-Gothic.
The summer of secrets, Sarah Jasmon.
In 1983 a teenage girl becomes fascinated by the family next door and when that family disappears she has to question what has happened.
The dress, Kate Kerrigan.
Fashion blogger discovers the story of a legendary beauty of 1950s New York and tries to track down the iconic dress and its wearer.
The Chocolate Lovers' Christmas, Carole Matthews.
Christmas is just around the corner but the women of The Chocolate Lovers' Club have more to worry about than present shopping.
Higher Ed, Tessa McWatt.
East London today and three different love stories of young people in a tough world.
The crossing, Andrew Miller.
Woman sailor turns to the sea for refuge when a crisis occurs and is tested to the limit in her time at sea.
The way we were, Sinead Moriarty.
Alice and Ben. A couple like any other. Bound together by love, work, children, familiarity, a shared sense of purpose. Arguing about the usual things too in-laws, whose career is more important, which of them is a soft touch with the children, who hates change and who craves it. But when Ben takes a step into the unknown, and brings devastation on the family, it forces them to look at everything in a whole new way.
The mark and the void, Paul Murray.
Author (Irish) of the quirky novel "Skippy dies" returns with a funny tale of love, art and commerce during the financial crisis.
A very big house in the country, Claire Sandy.
Three families share a big house in Devon for a summer holiday and all bring baggage (of the emotional kind) with them.
Mystery in the village, Rebecca Shaw.
Peter and Caroline Harris live a comfortable life at the rectory, but their cosy world is shaken up when Caroline's old flame Morgan Jefferson appears. He's intent on convincing her to pursue a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in America. What's more, it looks like Caroline's career isn't the only thing Morgan is interested in.
Katherine Carlyle, Rupert Thomson.
Families and their origins. In the late 1980s a girl is created using IVF. In her later life she attempts to punish her father and come to terms with her mother's death.


City of the lost, Stephen Blackmoore.
Returning as a zombie after being bumped off by a rival crime boss, Joe Sunday tries to locate a talisman that can grant immortality before every other thug in Los Angeles can find it.
The house of shattered wings, Aliette de Bodard.
A murder mystery set against the background of a war in heaven.
The time of the clockmaker, Anna Caltabiano.
Her mentor shockingly killed in front of her, Rebecca Hatfield must flee the place and time she knows. She has lost her family, her dearest love and her ability to live a normal life. All she has left is the gift or curse of her immortality, and the bizarre clock that allows her to travel in time.
His father's eyes, David B. Coe.
Second in the "Case files of Justis Fearsson" series.
The paradox, Charlie Fletcher.
Second in the Overight Trilogy, following on from "The oversight."
Ruin, John Gwynne.
Third in the "Faithful and the fallen" series.
The drafter, Kim Harrison.
Introduces a new fantasy suspense trilogy featuring a top special task agant in futuristic Detroit.
Fool's quest, Robin Hobb.
Second in the "Fitz & the fool" trilogy.
A crucible of souls, Mitchell Hogan.
First in the Sorcery Ascendant series, an Aurealis award winner. If you like Brandon Sanderson and Brett Weeks, give this a go.
The fifth season, N. K. Jemisin.
Three terrible things happen in a single day. Essun, masquerading as an ordinary schoolteacher in a quiet small town, comes home to find that her husband has brutally murdered their son and kidnapped their daughter. Mighty Sanze, the empire whose innovations have been civilization's bedrock for a thousand years, collapses as its greatest city is destroyed. First in a new series.
The story of Kullervo, J. R. R. Tolkien ; edited by Verlyn Flieger.
World first publication of a previously unknown work of fantasy by J.R.R. Tolkien, which tells the powerful story of a doomed young man who is sold into slavery and who swears revenge on the magician who killed his father.

Fiction from the rest of the World

The kindness of enemies, Leila Aboulela.
Moving from contemporary Scotland to the Court of the Tsar, an epic tale of love, war, betrayal and reconciliation. The author is a Sudanese author, born in Cairo and wringing in English.
The Meursault investigation, Kamel Daoud
If you have read the Albert Camus classic, "The stranger," you will be interested in the first novel, winner of France's Prix Goncourt 2015, that confronts the world of French colonialism.
The story of the lost child, Elena Ferrante
The quartet traces the friendship between Elena and Lila, from their childhood in a poor neighbourhood in Naples, to their thirties, when both women are mothers but each has chosen a different path. Their lives are still inextricably linked, for better or worse, especially when it comes to the drama of a lost child.
The death of Rex Nhongo, C.B. George.
Harare, Zimbabwe, 2011. A story of five marriages and lives linked to corruption, love, family and a gun. William Boyd called this "a brilliantly unsettling book" and he's no fool.
A fool, free, Beate Grimsrud
Norwegian author who has suffered mental illness present a powerful portrait of a successful film director who has suffered most of her life from hearing vouces.
My struggle. Book 4, Karl Ove Knausgaard
At eighteen years old, Karl Ove moves to a tiny fisherman's village in the far north of the arctic circle to work as a school teacher. No interest in the job itself, his intention is to save up enough money to travel while finding the space and time to start his writing career.
Tram 83, Fiston Mwanza Mujila
A pulsating novel of urban abandonment in the Congo. In an African city in recession, which could be Kinshasa or Lubumbashi, land tourists of all languages and nationalities. They have only one desire: to make a fortune by exploiting the mineral wealth of the country. Excellent novel translated from the French.

Fiction Selector's Recommendation

Infinite home, Kathleen Alcott.
Likeable and touching story of the disparate tenants of a Brooklyn brownstone and the community they form around their ageing landlord when their home is suddenly threatened.
The real Justine, Stephen Amidon.
Psychological thriller in which a man meets and falls for a woman who disappears, leading him on a quest to find her and discover a world of secrets and corruption.
Did you ever have a family, Bill Clegg.
On the morning of her daughter's wedding, a house goes up in flames and a family is destroyed. The mother is the sole survivor and this fascinating book, longlisted for the 2015 Booker Prize, has been highly praised internationally.
The last summer of the water strider, Tim Lott.
Entertaining coming of age story set on a riverboat in the West Country during a hot summer in the 1970s.
Orhan's inheritance, Aline Ohanesian.
In this extraordinary novel, Aline Ohanesian has created two remarkable characters — a young man ignorant of his family's and his country's past, and an old woman haunted by the toll the past has taken on her life.
The party line, Sue Orr.
What it was like to move into a small farming community in the Thames area in the 1960s and 1970s is evoked in this excellent novel where two girls come up against the way their community tries to hide things happening in their midst. N.Z. novel that brings to life a time and a place.
Borderlines, Michela Wrong.
The debut novel by a British writer with nearly two decades of African experience, a compelling courtroom drama and a gritty, aromatic evocation of place, inspired by recent events.

Graphic novels

100 bullets. Book three, Brian Azzarello
Exquisite corpse, Penelope Bagieu
Genius. Volume 1, [Siege], Marc Bernardin & Adam Freeman
13 coins, Martin Brennan & Michael B. Jackson
The pillbox, David Hughes.
Tokyo ghoul. 1, Sui Ishida
Green Lantern, new guardians. Volume 6, Storming the gates, Justin Jordan
The walking dead. Volume 24, Life and death, Robert Kirkman
Ann Tenna, Marisa Acocella Marchetto.
Top 10, Alan Moore
Annihilator, Grant Morrison
Black science. Volume 3, Vanishing pattern, Rick Remender
Judge Dredd. America, John Wagner
Judge Dredd. The mega collection 01, America, John Wagner, Colin McNeil.


Orphan hero : a novel of the Civil War, John Babb.
Epic tale of a young man's struggle to survive a journey across America during the Civil War.
Rush oh!, Shirley Barrett.
A mixture of fiction and fact set in a New South Wales whaling community in the early years of the 20th century.
Salamis, Christian Cameron.
Story of epic confrontation between the Greeks and the Persians is told by this talented military historian/novelist.
Avelynn, Marissa Campbell.
Interesting debut by Canadian novelist: and exciting tale of Viking invasion, Saxon valour as a background to a passionate love story.
Nelly Dean, Alison Case.
Re-imagination of life at Wuthering Heights, as seen through the eyes of Nelly Dean, the loyal servant of the Earnshaw family.
The courtesan, Alexandra Curry.
The year is 1881. Seven-year-old Jinhua is left an orphan, alone and unprotected after her mandarin father's summary execution for the crime of speaking the truth. For seven silver coins, she is sold to a brothel-keeper and subjected to the worst of human nature. Will the private ritual that is her father's legacy and the wise friendship of the crippled brothel maid be enough to sustain her?
The gilded hour, Sara Donati.
The year is 1883, and in New York City it's a time of dizzying splendor, crushing poverty, and tremendous change. With the gravity-defying Brooklyn Bridge nearly complete and the city in the grip of anti-vice crusader Anthony Comstock, Dr Anna Savard and her cousin, Sophie both graduates of the Women's Medical School treat the city's most vulnerable.
Endurance, Tim Griffiths.
The story of a rea life Aussie hero: photographer, explorer, adventurer.
Bloodline, Conn Iggulden.
Bloodline sees the Lancastrian and Yorkist factions clash at the battle of Towton the single most bloody conflict fought on British soil. The victorious Edward of York seals his claim to the English throne.
A want of kindness, Joanne Limburg.
The wicked, bawdy Restoration court is no place for a child princess. Ten-year-old Anne cuts an odd figure. a sickly child, she is drawn towards improper pursuits. Cards, sweetmeats, scandal and gossip with her Ladies of the Bedchamber figure large in her life. But as King Charles's niece, Anne is also a political pawn, who will be forced to play her part in the troubled Stuart dynasty.
Landfalls, Naomi J. Williams.
Set in 1785 and following a sea voyage that lasts four years, told from the perspectives of some of those on board.


The hanging girl : a Department Q thriller, Jussi Adler-Olsen
In the middle of his usual hard-won morning nap in the basement of police headquarters, Carl Morck, head of Department Q, receives a call from a colleague working on the Danish island of Bornholm. Carl is dismissive when he realizes that a new case is being foisted on him, but a few hours later, he receives some shocking news.
The Darling Dahlias and the Eleven O'clock Lady, Susan Wittig Albert.
The eleven o'clock lady has always been one of garden club president Liz Lacy's favorite spring wildflowers. The plant is so named because the white blossoms don't open until the sun shines directly on them and wakes them up. But another Eleven O'Clock Lady is never going to wake up again. Cosy mystery.
Deceptions, Kelley Armstrong.
Third in series (follows "Omens" and "Visions") about dark secrets and ancient scripts.
I'm travelling alone, Samuel Bjork
When a six year old girl is found dead, hanging from a tree, the only clue the Oslo Police have to work with is an airline tag around her neck. It reads 'I'm travelling alone'.
The devil's daughters, Diana Bretherick.
Historical crime from former barrister and criminology lecturer, set in 1888 Scotland and in Turin.
Friction, Sandra Brown.
Crawford Hunt wants his daughter back. Following the death of his wife four years ago, Crawford, a Texas Ranger, fell into a downward spiral that left him relegated to deskwork and with his five-year-old daughter Georgia in the custody of her grandparents.
Blade of light, Andrea Camilleri
When a gentleman arrives at Montalbano's station to report an armed robbery on his wife that ended with a kiss, the inspector's suspicions are aroused. As he delves deeper into the case, Montalbano finds that none of the witnesses' stories are adding up, and he can't help but feel that they're not meant to.
The Cinderella Murders, David Cargill.
Giles, Professor of Magic and Illusion, is invited to join the cast during their rehearsals at the oldest working theatre in Scotland. 'The Cinderella Murders', destined to become a West End hit needs a 'wow factor' and Giles is the man to create illusions which will mesmerize and delight audiences.
Mile high, Rebecca Chance.
First class is about to get dangerous. Pure Air's new LuxeLiner is flying from London to LA its inaugural journey with a first-class cabin packed with A List celebrities. There is, however, a stalker on board.
Robert B. Parker's The Devil wins : a Jesse Stone novel, Reed Farrel Coleman.
When three bodies are discovered in the wake of a storm, Jesse Stone investigates.
The end game, Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison.
FBI agent Nicholas Drummond and his partner, Mike Caine, are deep into an investigation of COE Celebrants of the Earth a violent group known for widespread bombings of power grids and oil refineries across the country.
The mistake I made, Paula Daly.
Roz is a single mother, a physiotherapist, a sister, a friend. She's also desperate. Her business has gone under, she's crippled by debt and she's just had to explain to her son why someone's taken all their furniture away. But now a stranger has made her an offer. For one night with her, he'll pay enough to bring her back from the edge.
The sisters, Claire Douglas.
One lied. One died. Two sisters and the secrets and lies in their lives.
Ascension, Gregory Dowling.
Espionage and conspiracy to murder in 18th century Venice.
Heirs and assigns, Marjorie Eccles.
November, 1928. Family and friends have gathered at the Shropshire country home of Penrose Llewellyn to celebrate the retired wealthy businessman's 60th birthday. But the morning after what should have been a convivial supper party, their host is found dead in his bed and the circumstances look decidedly suspicious.
The scam, Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg.
Nicolas Fox is a charming con man and master thief on the run. Kate O'Hare is the FBI agent who is hot on his trail. At least that's what everyone thinks. In reality, Fox and O'Hare are secretly working together to bring down super-criminals the law can't touch.
Thirteen guests, J. Jefferson Farjeon
British Library crime classic, this time a country house party that ends — of course — in murder!
Front runner : a Dick Francis novel, Felix Francis.
Jefferson Hinkley is back in the newest Dick Francis thriller by the son of Dick.
X, Sue Grafton
Sue Grafton's X: Perhaps her darkest and most chilling novel, it features a remorseless serial killer who leaves no trace of his crimes.
Black-Eyed Susans, Julia Heaberlin.
As a sixteen-year-old, Tessa Cartwright was found in a Texas field, barely alive amid a scattering of bones, with only fragments of memory as to how she got there. Ever since, the press has pursued her as the lone surviving "Black-Eyed Susan," the nickname given to the murder victims because of the yellow carpet of wildflowers that flourished above their shared grave.
If anything should happen, Bonnie Hearn Hill.
Introduces radio talk show host and amateur sleuth Kit Doyle in a light new mystery series.
Never die alone, Lisa Jackson.
Zoe and Chloe Denning went out to celebrate their twenty-first birthday. They never made it home. Abducted by a man whose victims are always twins, and whose murders are planned in exquisite detail, they now face a deadly struggle to survive.
The murderer's daughter, Jonathan Kellerman.
Grace Blades is a master psychologist, respected by her peers and adored by her patients. She is hardworking and highly competent, a model of self-control. But in private, Grace indulges a secret thrill-seeking darkness, pursuing danger as an escape from the regimented life she's established.
Death on demand, Jim Kelly.
Latest Shaw and Valentine mystery deals with the murder of a centenarian.
Last words, Michael Koryta.
Still mourning the death of his wife, private investigator Mark Novak accepts a case that may be his undoing.
Tennison, Lynda La Plante.
From the creator of Prime Suspect comes the fascinating back story of the iconic DCI Jane Tennison.
The girl in the spider's web, David Lagercrantz
After receiving a call from a trusted source claiming to have vital information to the United States, journalist Mikael Blomkvist turns to hacker Lisbeth for help.
The catalyst killing, Hans Olav Lahlum
Inspector Kolbjorn Kristiansen, known as K2, witnesses a young woman desperately trying to board a train only to have the doors close before her face. The next time he sees her, she is dead. The latest from the author described as Norway's answer to Agatha Christie.
The drowning ground, James Marrison.
Interesting crime debut. Secrets and lies pervade a small community when a man is murdered, a crime that may be lined to two girls who went missing a decade ago.
A narrow victory, Faith Martin.
Once again, ex-DI Hillary Greene is delving into the archives, trying to discover who killed an interior designer at a swanky New Year's Eve Party.
Quick curtain, Alan Melville
In the British Library Crime Classics series. The author was a well known West End light dramatist.
Icarus, Deon Meyer
Gripping tale of a South African detective from author whose originals in Afrikaans were bestsellers in his home land and are now being widely translated.
Present darkness, Malla Nunn.
Five days before Christmas, Detective Sergeant Emmanuel Cooper sits at his desk at the Johannesburg major crimes squad, ready for his holiday in Mozambique. A call comes in: a respectable white couple has been assaulted and left for dead in their bedroom.
The nature of the beast, Louise Penny.
Latest in the series featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache features the disappearance of a boy famous for telling tall tales.
Shangai redemption, Qiu Xiaolong.
For years, Chen Cao managed to balance the interests of the Communist Party and the demands made by his job. He was considered a rising star until, after one too many controversial cases that embarrassed powerful men, he found himself neutralised.
The last time I saw her, Karen Robards.
In this world, Dr. Charlotte 'Charlie' Stone skillfully probes the twisted minds of incarcerated serial killers to better understand what makes them tick, and to help nab those who remain at large. But in the next world, Charlotte's ghostly lover convicted killer Michael Garland is facing death yet again.
Hard as nails, Dan Simmons.
Investigating an abandoned amusement park where several dead bodies have been found, former private investigator Joe Kurtz and his parole officer find themselves targeted by numerous adversaries.
The woman who walked in sunshine, Alexander McCall Smith.
Mma Ramotswe is not one to sit about. Her busy life gives her little time for relaxation (apart from the drinking of tea, of course, which is another matter altogether). Nonetheless, she is persuaded to take a holiday from the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency. But Mma Ramotswe finds it impossible to resist the temptation to follow the cases taken on by her business partner, Mma Makutsi.
Death of an airman, Christopher St. John Sprigg
Another in the entertaining series of British mysteries unearthed by British Library.
The father, Anton Svensson.
How does a child become a criminal and how does a father lose a son? A crime novel, based on a true story. The author is a pseudonym of Andres Roslund and a top Swedish scriptwriter.
Double take, Kendall Talbot.
Aussie mystery tale with a gang planning a robbery during the 1992 Melbourne Cup.
Trap, Robert K. Tanenbaum.
Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi get tangled up in a web of misdirection and must unravel it in time to solve a mass murder.
A pattern of lies, Charles Todd.
A horrific explosion at a gunpowder mill sends Bess Crawford to war-torn France to keep a deadly pattern of lies from leading to more deaths, in this compelling and atmospheric mystery.
Second skin, Michael Wiley.
When one of her students is found dead, English teacher Lillian Turner and her husband, Navy war veteran Johnny Wester, are drawn into the investigation. Having made a macabre discovery which throws a disturbing new light on the case, Johnny and Lillian find themselves involved in something darker and more dangerous.
The gates of Evangeline, Hester Young.
Clever blend of Southern gothic, family epic and whodunit in the tale of a mother's grief for her long missing child.

New Zealand Fiction

Earthquakes & butterflies : Otautahi Christchurch : 4 September 2010, magnitude 7.1, 13611 aftershocks : 22 February 2011, magnitude 6.4, 9183 aftershocks : 13 June 2011, magnitude 6.3, 5241 aftershocks : 23 December 2011, magnitude 6.2, 3317 aftershocks, Kathleen Gallagher ; photographs, Michael Coughlan ; design, Katy Yiakmis.
A lyrical, impressionistic novel set amid the series of devastating Christchurch earthquakes beginning on 4th September 2010, through to late 2012.
The antipodeans, Greg McGee.
Beginning with the return to Venice of an old and sick man determined to confront his past, and accompanied by his daughter who is escaping hers, The Antipodeans spans three generations of a New Zealand family and their interaction with three families of Northern Italy.
Trifecta, Ian Wedde.
The lives of three children of a man who had been a refugee of Nazism and bought modernist architecture and "real coffee" to New Zealand.


Only a kiss, Mary Balogh.
Hot doc from her past, Tina Beckett.
Surgeons, rivals … lovers, Amalie Berlin.
A night with the society playboy, Ally Blake.
His unforgettable fiancee, Teresa Carpenter.
Having her boss's baby, Maureen Child.
Return of the Italian tycoon, Jennifer Faye.
A will, a wish… a proposal, Jessica Gilmore.
The Greek demands his heir, Lynne Graham.
A baby to bind them, Susanne Hampton.
Promises, Cathryn Hein.
The French prize, Cathryn Hein.
The Marakaios baby, Kate Hewitt.
McKellan's Run, Nicole Hurley-Moore.
Feels like home, Lisa Ireland.
Captivated by the Greek, Julia James.
The house at the end of the street, Jennie Jones.
His Sicilian Cinderella, Carol Marinelli.
Second chance with the billionaire, Janice Maynard.
Billionaire's ultimate acquisition, Melanie Milburne.
Resisting her rebel doc, Joanna Neil.
Doctor … to duchess?, Annie O'Neil.
Claimed for his duty, Tara Pammi.
Turtle Reef, Jennifer Scoullar.
Hired by the brooding billionaire, Kandy Shepherd.
The perfect Cazorla wife, Michelle Smart.
Best friend to perfect bride, Jennifer Taylor.
The sinner's marriage redemption, Annie West.


The Santangelos, Jackie Collins.
A vicious hit, a vengeful enemy, a drug addled Colombian club owner and a sex crazed Italian family the ever powerful Lucky Santangelo has to deal with them all. Presumably this will be her last book.
Sealed with a loving kiss, Ellie Dean.
After the death of her parents in a bombing raid, Mary Jones discovers a secret in the pages of father's diaries. Her search for the truth brings her to Cliffehaven on the south coast.
The mixture as before, Rosie Harris.
Newly widowed after a forty-year marriage, Margaret Wright is finding it hard to adjust to independence, having been stifled for so long by her overbearing, controlling husband. Is she up to the challenge?
War baby, Lizzie Lane.
The war has had a devastating effect on the Sweet Family with young Charlie Sweet, lost at sea, presumed dead and bombs falling on nearby Bristol. Still there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon in the form of Mary Sweet's upcoming wedding to her Canadian beau.
Echoes from afar, Tamara McKinley.
So this is Paris, she thought in awe. Spread out before her beneath a clear blue sky, it was like a precious gift after the smog and filth of London. No wonder it was called the city of love. After a spiteful rumour ruins her career in London, Annabelle Blake must travel to Paris to start afresh.
Songs of love and war, Santa Montefiore.
West Cork, Ireland, 1900. The year marks the start of a new century, and the birth of three very different women:
The last kiss goodbye, Tasmina Perry.
Everyone remembers their first kiss. But what about the last? 1961. Journalist Rosamund Bailey is ready to change the world. When she meets explorer and man about town Dominic Blake, she realises she has found the love of her life. Just as happiness is in their grasp, the worst happens.

Science fiction

The complete Morgaine, C. J. Cherryh.
Together for the first time in one volume all four novels in the dark science fiction epic, the Morgaine Cycle.
Three moments of an explosion : stories, China Mieville.
In these stories, glistening icebergs float above urban horizons; a burning stag runs wild through the city; the ruins of industry emerge unsteadily from the sea; and the abandoned generations in a decayed space-elevator look not up at the stars but down at the Earth.
Regeneration, Stephanie Saulter.
The gillungs water breathing, genetically modified humans are thriving. They've colonised riverbanks and ports long since abandoned to the rising seas and the demand for their high-efficiency technologies is growing fast. But as demand grows, so do fears about their impact on both norm businesses and the natural environment.
The desert and the blade : a novel of the Change, S. M. Stirling.
Reiko, Empress of Japan, has allied herself with Princess Orlaith, heir to the High Kingdom of Montival, to find the Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi, the Grass-Cutting Sword, a legendary treasure of an ancient dynasty that confers valor and victory to its bearer.
Star Wars. The clone wars, Karen Traviss
Young Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, his new Padawan Asohka, and his Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi, are on a mission to rescue the kidnapped son of Jabba the Hutt.
Star wars. Aftermath, Chuck Wendig.
As the Empire reels from its critical defeats at the Battle of Endor, the Rebel Alliance now a fledgling New Republic presses its advantage by hunting down the enemy's scattered forces before they can regroup and retaliate.
Zeroes, Chuck Wendig.
Five iconoclastic hackers are recruited against their will to serve the U.S. government by working as cyberspies before discovering an NSA artificial intelligence program that is rapidly growing out of control. In the vein of William Gibson and Neal Stephenson.