New Titles Fiction December 2014 (arrived in November)


The escape, David Baldacci.
Military CID investigator John Puller has returned from his latest case to learn that his brother, Robert, once a major in the United States Air Force and an expert in nuclear weaponry and cyber-security, has escaped from the Army's most secure prison.
The empty throne, Bernard Cornwell.
8th book in the Warrior Chronicles series.
Dark spies, Matthew Dunn.
4th in the Spycatcher series from the author who was in MI6 for five years.
Pyramid, David Gibbins.
Latest case for underwater archaeologist Jack Howard is a mission to uncover a secret which may rewrite history.
The lawless kind, Matt Hilton.
Former counterterrorist soldier is called to Mexico to foil a people smuggling cartel.
The last rite, Jasper Kent.
Russia 1917. Zmyeevich, king of all vampires, is dead. History records that the great voordalak known across Europe as Dracula perished in 1893 beneath the ramparts of his own castle, deep in the mountains of Wallachia. In Russia, the Romanov tsars are free of the curse that has plagued their blood for two centuries.
Written in the blood, Stephen Lloyd Jones.
High in the mountains of the Swiss Alps Leah Wilde is about to gamble her life to bring a powerful man an offer. A promise. Leah has heard the dark stories about him and knows she is walking into the lion's den. But her options are running out.
For valour, Andy McNab.
When a young trooper is shot in the head at the Regiment's renowned Killing House, Nick Stone is perfectly qualified to investigate the mysterious circumstances more deeply. 16th in the Nick Stone series.
The hunter, Tony Park.
Safari guide and private eye Hudson Brand on the trial of a woman who doesn't want to be found. Set In South Africa.
The great zoo of China, Matthew Reilly.
It is a secret the Chinese government has been keeping for forty years. They have found a species of animal no one believed even existed. It will amaze the world. Now the Chinese are ready to unveil their astonishing discovery within the greatest zoo ever constructed.
Pasha, Julian Stockwin.
Latest in the Captain Kydd series with the French facing off against the British on The Dardanelles.
The silk tree, Julian Stockwin.
Standalone historical adventure set in 549 A.D. where two adventurers steal the secret of silk from China.

American Fiction

The best American short stories 2014 : selected from U. S. and Canadian magazines, Jennifer Egan, editor.
Includes first rate authors such as Craig Davidson, Joshua Ferris, Ann Beattie and Karen Russell.
The Mill River recluse, Darcie Chan.
Disfigured by the blow of an abusive husband, and suffering her entire life with severe social anxiety disorder, the widow Mary McAllister spends almost sixty years secluded in a white marble mansion overlooking the town of Mill River, Vermont.
If I knew you were going to be this beautiful, I never would have let you go, Judy Chicurel.
First novel that tells what happens in a 1970s summer in a Long Island working-class community.
Consumed, David Cronenberg.
First novel from the controversial film director sees an investigation into the death of a French philosopher become a surreal journey into global conspiracy.
Wolf in white van, John Darnielle.
Welcome to Trace Italian, a game of strategy and survival! You may now make your first move. Isolated by a disfiguring injury since the age of seventeen, Sean Phillips crafts imaginary worlds for strangers to play in. Intriguing novel by American musician.
Forgotten Fitzgerald : echoes of a lost America, F. Scott Fitzgerald
While F. Scott Fitzgerald was writing the novels we remember him for today, he was also publishing short stories in popular magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post and Esquire. Although many of Fitzgerald's short stories are celebrated and anthologised today, more remain out of print than would be expected for a writer of his stature.
Real Santa, William Hazelgrove.
George Kronenfeldt is an unemployed engineer with one shot to keep his daughter's belief in Santa intact. When Megan tells him the only way she will believe in Santa is if she can videotape him and then tells her fourth grade class she will prove the existence of Santa Claus by posting her video to YouTube, George realizes he must become the Real Santa.
Winter Street, Elin Hilderbrand.
A family Christmas gathering at Kelley Quinn's Nantucket inn is thrown into turmoil by his four adult children's personal dramas and the discovery of his second wife's infidelity.
A map of betrayal, Ha Jin.
Tale of espionage and conflicting loyalties spanning half a century in the entwined histories of China and America.
The laughing monsters, Denis Johnson.
Post 9/11 literary spy thriller leads three people through Sierra Leone, Uganda and Congo.
Together for Christmas, Debbie Macomber & others.
5-B Poppy Lane: In Cedar Cove, Washington, you'll meet Helen Shelton, her granddaughter Ruth and Ruth's husband, Paul. You'll find out how Ruth and Paul met and you'll learn about Helen's breathtaking adventures during the Second World War.
Beautiful you, Chuck Palahniuk.
Is this his most outrageous novel yet? Certainly his publishers think so. Sex and consumerism combine as sisters start doing it for themselves in the world of pleasuring.
Trilobites & other stories, Breece Pancake.
Impressive and well reviewed stories that take place in and around the mountain hollows of West Virginia: a world of cock-fighting, coal-mining, deer-stalking, sex, depression, drinking and death.
Reunion, Hannah Pittard.
Five minutes before her flight is set to take off, Kate Pulaski, failed screenwriter and newly failed wife with scarcely a hundred dollars to her name, learns that her estranged father has killed himself. More family secrets emerge as lessons are learned.
Based on a true story, Elizabeth Renzetti.
A soap opera diva, washed up and out of rehab, writes a tell-all memoir and it becomes an unexpected hit.
Lila, Marilynne Robinson.
Returns to the town of Gilead, following Lila's girlhood which falls apart on the fringes of society.
Rich kids of Instagram, The Creator of Rich Kids of Instagram with Maya Sloan
Based on the wildly popular blog "Rich Kids of Instagram," a dishy and hilarious novel about the intersecting lives of the world's most extravagant, unapologetically uber-rich teenagers.
The Hawley Book of the Dead, Chrysler Szarlan.
Does magic really exist? A woman hopes to keep her family safe as a mysterious figure haunts her for over a decade. If you liked "In the night circus" and "A discovery of witches," why not give this intriguing tale a go.
An island Christmas, Nancy Thayer.
Felicia returns to her family's home on Nantucket to marry her adventurous, rugged boyfriend, Archie. Wondering if her handsome neighbour Steven Hardy might be a more suitable son-in-law, Jilly's mother embarks on a secret matchmaking campaign for Felicia and the dashing stockbroker.

Australian fiction

Shadowboxing, Tony Birch.
Shadowboxing is a collection of ten linked stories in the life of a boy growing up in the inner-Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy in the 1960s.
The bodysurfers, Robert Drewe.
Set among the surf and sandhills of the Australian beach and the tidal changes of three generations of the Lang family this bestselling collection of short stories is an Australian classic.
This picture of you, Sarah Hopkins.
Gripping, insightful and moving a searing story of love and betrayal, and a family coming apart at the seams as dementia affects the father.
Gemma's bluff, Karly Lane.
Smart and reliable, Gemma Northcote has always done what's expected of her. So it's not surprising that after uni she defers to her father's wish that she join the family business. Gemma's best friend, Jasmine, is a different personality altogether. She thrives on spontaneity, is unpredictable and has generally pursued her own path. When Gemma and Jasmine decide to spend a working holiday on a large rural property, their friends and family are surprised.

British Fiction

The year I met you, Cecelia Ahern.
Jasmine loves two things: her sister and her work. And when her work is taken away she has no idea who she is. Matt loves two things: his family and the booze. Without them, he hits rock bottom. One New Year's Eve, two people's paths collide.
Liberty silk, Kate Beaufoy.
One beautiful dress is the key to three brave women's destinies. A novel set in three times: 1919 France, 1945 Hollywood and 1965 London.
How's your father, Rose Boyt.
Four generations of one tough family in London's Hackney. The author has been described as a female Irvine Welsh!
Getting colder, Amanda Coe.
Foolow up to the bestseller "What they do in the dark" has a woman abandoning her children to become lover and muse to a playwright . Years later she is dead and her children want answers.
The Christmas surprise, Jenny Colgan.
Rosie Hopkins is looking forward to an exciting year in her sweetshop when fate intervenes. This volume includes recipes.
Outline, Rachel Cusk.
Writer goes to Athens to teach a writing course and the course members tell their stories.
Time and time again, Ben Elton.
It's the 1st of June 1914 and Hugh Stanton, ex-soldier and celebrated adventurer is quite literally the loneliest man on earth. No one he has ever known or loved has been born yet.
A place for us, Harriet Evans.
The day Martha Winter decided to tear apart her family began like any other day. So opens a surprisingly engaging tale of family life.
Saving Grace, Jane Green.
Grace Chapman has the perfect life, living comfortably with her husband, bestselling author Ted, in a picture-perfect farmhouse on the Hudson River in New York State. Then Ted advertises for a new assistant, and Beth walks into their lives.
The sunrise, Victoria Hislop.
Author of "The return" and "The thread" with a story set in Cyprus during the Turkish army invasion in 1974 and what happens to two families left
A week in Paris, Rachel Hore.
Tale of love, courage and survival set in wartime Paris and the early 1960s as a daughter looks for the truth about her parents.
Funny girl, Nick Hornby.
Barbara Parker is Miss Blackpool of 1964, but she doesn't want to be a beauty queen. She wants to make people laugh, like her heroine Lucille Ball. So she leaves Blackpool and her family behind, takes herself off to London, and gets a job behind the cosmetics counter of a Kensington department store, while trying to work out how she can get herself noticed.
The love song of Miss Queenie Hennessy, Rachel Joyce.
If you read the bestseller "The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry" you'll realise that this is the lady in the hospice Harold was walking to save. This is her side of the story.
The woman who stole my life, Marian Keyes.
Stella Sweeny is back in Dublin. After living the dream in New York for a year touring her self-help book, appearing on talk shows all over the USA and living it up in her 10-room duplex on the Upper West Side she's back to normality with a bang. And she's got writer's block.
Six stories and an essay, Andrea Levy.
Andrea Levy, author of the "Small island", draws together a remarkable collection of short stories from across her writing career, which began twenty years ago with the publication of her first novel, the semi-autobiographical Every light in the house burnin'.
A French affair, Susan Lewis.
When Natalie Moore is killed in a freak accident in France, her mother, Jessica knows instinctively there is more to it. However, Natalie's father, Charlie is so paralysed by the horror of losing his daughter, that he refuses even to discuss his wife's suspicions. This book presents a story of love, resistance, loyalty and betrayal.
Run, Lily, run, Martha Long.
Lilly and Ceily Carney are only seven and twelve when their mother is cruelly taken from them, leaving them at the mercy of the Church and the authorities. This is a terrifying prospect in 1950s Dublin, where it is likely that the girls will end up in one of Ireland's notorious Magdalen laundries a fate they are determined to escape.
First impressions : a novel about old books, young love, and Jane Austen, Charlie Lovett.
From the author of "The bookman's tale" comes the story of a book lover/Jane Austen fan working in an antiquarian bookshop in London where two separate customers request a copy of a strange and obscure book.
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.
Ella Morris, John David Morley.
Spanning the decades from World War II to the Yugoslav conflict, the story of a woman who escapes to England and marriage only to fall for a French student ten years younger.
Us, David Nicholls.
From author of the bestseller "One day" comes the story of Douglas who is trying to save his ailing marriage and mend his relationship with his son during a tour of Europe.
The mysterious Miss Mayhew, Hazel Osmond.
A man with an estranged wife, 5 year old daughter and madcap mother meets a much younger woman in this engaging romance.
Shark, Will Self.
Based on a World War II incident where a ship is sunk by a Japanese submarine and survivors are killed in a shark attack. Linked to this is the story of a psychiatric patient with schizoid delusions.
Emma, Alexander McCall Smith.
The latest author to have a go at Jane Austen. The classic novel is updated with Emma returning from university to start a design business and bossing everyone around. Only George Knightley can stand up to her.
How to be both, Ali Smith.
Borrowing from painting's fresco technique to make an original literary double-take, its 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.
Christmas in the Snow, Karen Swan.
In London, the snow is falling and Christmas is just around the corner but Allegra Fisher barely has time to notice. She's pitching for the biggest deal of her career and can't afford to fail. And when she meets attractive stranger, Sam Kemp, on the plane to the meeting, she can't afford to lose her focus either. Romantic comedy.
An Irish doctor in peace and at war, Patrick Taylor.
Long before Doctor Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly became a fixture in the colourful Irish village of Ballybucklebo, he was a young M.B. with plans to marry midwife Dierdre Mawhinney. Those plans were complicated by the outbreak of World War II and the call of duty.
Aunt Sass Christmas stories, P. L. Travers
Three autobiographical stories and three characters: an eccentric great aunt, a Chinese cook, a foul-mouthed ex-jockey. Originally written as Christmas gifts for her friends.


The secrets of blood and bone, Rebecca Alexander.
16th century Venice and 21st C. England feature in this debut novel, an interesting supernatural thriller about magic and the occult across the ages.
The clockwork dagger, Beth Cato.
A girl becomes a young healer then is caught up in intrigue related to the Queen's spies and assassins.
Dark serpent, Kylie Chan.
Follows the lives of the mysterious John Chen and his partner, Emma Donahue. Now John and Emma's epic story is coming to an end in this final trilogy beginning with Dark serpent.
Silverblind, Tina Connolly.
Third in the "Ironskin" series of historical fantasies.
The worm Ouroboros : prelude to the Zimiamvia trilogy, E.R. Eddison.
The lost classic masterpiece of magical realms, admired by Tolkien and the great prototype for The Lord of the Rings and modern fantasy fiction.
Crimson psyche, Lynda Hilburn.
When Kismet Knight became the Vampire Psychologist, she didn't bank on discovering that vampires are, in fact, real let alone falling for an 800-year-old master vampire.
Lunacy and the vampire, Evie Jayne.
Luna Sea Rakshasa inhabits The Dominion, a realm of immortals hidden within the world of humans. She is a Beanne Sidhe huntress, a killer of dark and dangerous things, but she harbors a secret that has been tearing her apart for nearly two thousand years.
Seventh grave and no body, Darynda Jones.
Latest in the series featuring Charley Davidson, paranormal private eye.
Sandman Slim, Richard Kadrey.
Supernatural fantasy has a new antihero in Sandman Slim, star of this gripping, gritty new series.
The fatal tree, Stephen R. Lawhead.
5th in the "Bright Empires" series.
The wonder of all things, Jason Mott.
Tale of love, sacrifice and the power of miracles. On an ordinary day, at an air show like that in any small town across the country, a plane crashes into a crowd of spectators. But when the dust clears, a thirteen-year-old girl named Ava is found huddled beneath a pocket of rubble with her best friend,
Maplecroft : the Borden dispatches, Cherie Priest.
Horror/fantasy based on the character of Lizzie Borden.
Archangel's shadows : a Guild Hunter novel, Nalini Singh.
After a bloody battle, the archangel Raphael and his consort, Elena, ask hunter Ashwini and her partner, Cajun vampire Janvier, to stop an insane archangel who is terrorizing the already beaten-down town.
Envy, J.R. Ward.
As the son of a serial killer, homicide detective Thomas 'Veck' DelVecchio, Jr, grew up in the shadow of evil. Now, on the knife-edge between civic duty and blind retribution, he atones for the sins of his father while fighting his inner demons.

Fiction from the rest of the World

The book of strange new things : a novel, Michel Faber.
Dutch-born author who now lives in Scotland with a genre-defying novel "over 10 years in the making" about a man of faith on a mission galaxies away from his wife.
Family furnishings : selected stories, 1995-2014, Alice Munro
I refuse, Per Petterson
Two men meet by accident on a bridge early one morning. Once they were best friends but Tommy and Jim haven't seen each other for 35 years. Back then, Tommy and his sister were abandoned by their mother and later by their abusive father, and Jim, who lived alone with his religious mother, went to high school and became a socialist.
The architect's apprentice, Elif Shafak.
An epic tale of a boy who rises from lowly origins to the highest ranks of the Sultan's Court in 16th century Istanbul.

Fiction Selector's Recommendation

Each and every one, Rachael English.
The Irish economy is faltering and the children of a comfortably off family find out things aren't going to be that easy.
Francis Plug : how to be a public author, Paul Ewen.
Francis Plug is a troubled and often drunk misfit who causes chaos and confusion wherever he goes and where he most likes to go is to real author events, collecting signatures from the likes of Salman Rushdie, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Eleanor Catton.
The petticoat men, Barbara Ewing.
Based on a scandalous court case in Victorian England, the story of a two gentlemen who liked dressing up and attending balls as Fanny and Stella until the night they were arrested.
Let me be Frank with you, Richard Ford.
Collection of four new novellas featuring Frank Bascombe, the character Ford first introduced in "The sportswriter." If you have read any of his Frank Bascombe novels, this is an essential read.
The peripheral, William Gibson.
Depending on her veteran brother's benefits in a city where jobs outside the drug trade are rare, Flynne assists her brother's latest beta-test tech assignment only to uncover an elaborate murder scheme. Set in America's near and far futures. First rate SF tale.
Frog, Mo Yan
Strong novel by Nobel Prize (for literature) winner of 2012. A story of China's one-child policy and a midwife who save lives of village women and their babies.
Nora Webster, Colm Toibin.
Set in Ireland, the tale of a strong-minded young widow and mother of four. Reviews have been highly enthusiastic for this one.
Sometimes the wolf, Urban Waite.
Set in the Pacific Northwest, a tale of family violence and its consequences. In the tradition of Cormac McCarthy and Dennis Lehane from one of the best serious crime writers around today.

Graphic Novel

Afterlife with Archie. Book one, Escape from Riverdale, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Fairest. [4], Of men and mice, Marc Andreyko
No. 6. 9, Atsuko Asano
The extinction parade. Volume 1, Max Brooks
Astro City. Through open doors, Kurt Busiek,
Astro City. Victory, Kurt Busiek
A body beneath : [collecting issues of the comic book series "Lose"], Michael DeForge.
Suicide Squad. Volume 3, Death is for suckers, Adam Glass
East of West. [3], Jonathan Hickman
Forever evil, Geoff Johns
Trillium, Jeff Lemire
Batman noir. The long Halloween, Jeph Loeb
War brothers : the graphic novel, Sharon McKay, Daniel LaFrance.
Kick-Ass. 3, Mark Millar
The Sacred blacksmith. Volume 6, Kotaro Yamada
A bride's story. 6, Kaoru Mori
(In a sense) lost & found, Roman Muradov.
Knights of Sidonia. 11, Tsutomu Nihei
FBP. Volume 2, Wish you were here, Simon Oliver
Bumf. Vol. 1, Joe Sacco.
The way of shadows : the graphic novel, Brent Weeks
Ms. Marvel. [1, No normal], G. Willow Wilson


The chateau on the lake, Charlotte Betts.
When France declares war on England during the French Revolution, an Englishwoman is trapped on the wrong side of the Channel.
The silk thief, Deborah Challinor.
Sequel to "Girl of shadows" from the bestselling Kiwi author.
A quilt for Christmas, Sandra Dallas.
It is 1864 and Eliza Spooner's husband Will has joined the Kansas volunteers to fight the Confederates, leaving her with their two children and in charge of their home and land. Eliza is confident that he will return home, and she helps pass the months making a special quilt to keep Will warm during his winter months in the army.
The heart has its reasons, Maria Duenas
Story of a woman picking up the pieces of her life after her husband leaves her for someone else and leaving Spain for San Francisco where she becomes obsessed by the life of a famous Spanish writer.
The Tudor vendetta, Christopher Gortner.
November, 1558: Elizabeth I has ascended the throne but the first days of her reign are already fraught with turmoil, the kingdom weakened by past strife and her ability to rule uncertain. When Brendan Prescott, her intimate spy, returns to court at the new queen's behest, he soon finds himself thrust into a deadly gambit against his old foe, Robert Dudley.
The Grand Duchess of nowhere, Laurie Graham.
The haunting story of Princess Victoria Melita and her conflicted loyalties, set against a powerful cast: Queen Victoria, Rasputin and the doomed Romanovs.
Trinity, Conn Iggulden.
Second in the War of the Roses series.
The Moor's account, Laila Lalami.
Brings us the imagined memoirs of the first black explorer of America - a Moroccan slave whose testimony was left out of the official record.
The return, Valerio Massimo Manfredi
After ten years of uninterrupted war, blood and agony, the Trojans have finally been defeated. Odysseus and his men begin the epic journey of returning to Ithaca.
The Visitors, Rebecca Mascull.
Impressive first novel that tells the story of a deaf-blind girl born in late Victorian England on her father's hop farm.
Citizens Creek, Lalita Tademy.
Buying his freedom after serving as a translator during the American Indian wars, Cow Tom builds a remarkable life and legacy that is sustained by his courageous granddaughter.
Rainbows on the moon, Barbara Wood.
Newlywed Emily Stone and her husband, Isaac, are young missionaries who have travelled from New England to Honolulu to share the Gospel with the Hawaiian natives. Gentle, adventurous, well-bred, and beautiful, Emily soon finds herself struggling with intense homesickness but remains determined to share her faith, and ignore her growing feelings for handsome Captain MacKenzie Farrow.


City of stairs, Robert Jackson Bennett.
You've got to be careful when you're chasing a murderer through Bulikov, for the world is not as it should be in that city. When the gods were destroyed and all worship of them banned by the Polis, reality folded.
Nychtophobia, Christopher Fowler
A clever horror tale about a haunted house in Southern Spain.
Revival, Stephen King.
Dark tale of addiction, fanaticism and a preacher who is banished from a town.
No one gets out alive, Adam Nevill.
Young woman rents a new flat but it's not what it seems and something very creepy is going on.
Prince Lestat, Anne Rice.
Opens with the Vampire world in crisis: vampires have been proliferating out of control; burnings have commenced all over the world, huge massacres similar to those carried out by Akasha in The Queen of the Damned.
Night after night, Phil Rickman.
Television executive wants to make a reality show at a luxury mansion that has a tragic history. Seven people get to stay there, locked inside and not in
Indigo, Clemens Setz
Translation of bestselling German novel. Set in 2007 with Austria in the grip of a sinister epidemic involving indigo children.


Belfast noir, Adrian McKinty & Stuart Neville, editors
Stories of Belfast from authors such as Lee Child, Glenn Patterson, Eoin McNamee and Brian McGilloway among others.
The counterfeit heiress, Tasha Alexander.
After an odd encounter at a grand masquerade ball, Lady Emily becomes embroiled in the murder investigation of one of the guests, a sometime actress trying to pass herself off as the mysterious heiress and world traveller Estella Lamar.
The midnight plan of the repo man, W. Bruce Cameron.
From the author of "A dog's purpose" comes a comedy mystery about a repo man whose best friend is a basset hound named Jake.
Hunting season, Andrea Camilleri ; translated by Stephen Sartarelli.
From the author of the bestselling (and now filmed for TV) Inspector Montalbano series comes a mix of murder mystery and comedy set in Sicily.
The Cinderella murder, Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke.
Television producer Laurie Moran is delighted when the pilot for her reality drama, Under Suspicion, is a success. Even more, the program a cold case series that revisits unsolved crimes by recreating them with those affected is off to a fantastic start when it helps solve an infamous murder in the very first episode.
Thin air, Ann Cleeves.
Latest in her Shetland series.
Flesh and blood, Patricia Cornwell.
It's a sunny morning in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and also Dr. Kay Scarpetta's birthday. She's about to head to Miami for a vacation with Benton Wesley, her FBI profiler husband, when she notices seven pennies on a wall behind their home. Is this a kids' game? And if so, why are all of the coins dated 1981 and so shiny they could be newly minted?
The royalist, S. J. Deas.
First historical crime story from the well known fantasy writer Stephen Deas. Set during the English Civil War and introducing William Falkland, a Royalist dragoon.
Devil's dance, Daniel Depp.
Third in the series featuring Hollywood private eye David Spandau from the brother of the more famous Johnny.
Ho-ho-homicide, Kaitlyn Dunnett.
While spending a week at her friend's Christmas tree farm, Liss MacCrimmon Ruskin is drawn into a mystery involving a dead body in a shipment of Scotch pine, a series of "accidents," and a strange maze of trees.
Dark tides, Chris Ewan.
Girl whose mother disappears on the Manx Halloween night some years ago believes a killer is about to strike again.
A murder unmentioned, Sulari Gentill.
The black sheep of a wealthy 1930s grazier dynasty, gentleman artist Rowland Sinclair often takes matters into his own hands. When the matter is murder, there are consequences.
Run, Andrew Grant.
Thriller featuring a technology consultant who unwittingly steps into a rabbit hole of corporate cover-ups.
The zig zag girl, Elly Griffiths.
Brighton 1950 and a woman is murdered in the manner of a magic trick.
Gray Mountain, John Grisham.
His latest is very much of the moment, taking on a serious but generally underreported environmental issue - strip mining, otherwise known as mountaintop removal.
A trick of the mind, Penny Hancock.
Woman distracted while driving hits a man on the road and doesn't recall it until later. Guilt makes her visit the man in hospital without realising the consequences.
Malice, Keigo Higashino
Latest from Japan's top mystery writer. A novelist is murdered in his home in a locked room and found by his wife and best friend, both of whom have strong
The lion's mouth, Anne Holt
Norway's newly elected Prime Minister is murdered: is it political assassination or personal revenge. Hanne Wilhelmsen investigates.
Moriarty, Anthony Horowitz.
Days after the encounter at the Swiss waterfall, Pinkerton detective agent Frederick Chase arrives in Europe from New York. Moriarty's death has left an immediate, poisonous vacuum in the criminal underworld, and there is no shortage of candidates to take his place including one particularly fiendish criminal mastermind.
A twist of the knife, Peter James.
Collection of short stories taken from two of e-book collections.
Mathew's tale, Quintin Jardine.
Standalone historical mystery/adventure about injustice and revenge in the early 19th century.
The Balmoral incident, Alanna Knight.
8th in series featuring Rose McQuinn, here travelling to Balmoral Estate where murder has occurred at the great castle.
Blood from a stone, Donna Leon.
On a cold night shortly before Christmas, and immigrant street vendor is killed in Venice's Campo Santo Stefano.
I let you go, Clare Mackintosh.
Psychological crime thriller debut from a former police officer in which a tragic accident forces a woman to go to a Welsh coastal town where the past is about to catch up with her.
The thieves' labyrinth, James McCreet.
Debut set in Victorian London. A lady is robbed and a death on Waterloo Bridge are linked to a dark trail of deception and murder.
The forgers, Bradford Morrow.
The murderer of Adam Diehl, a reclusive rare-book collector, begins to stalk Adam's sister's lover Will a convicted literary forger under the guise of letters from long-dead authors, and soon Will realises that this killer threatens everything he holds dear.
Hope to die, James Patterson.
Detective Alex Cross is being stalked by a psychotic genius, forced to play the deadliest game of his career.
Blue labyrinth, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child.
When one of a FBI agent's enemies turns up as a corpse, the only clue is inside the dead man.
Closer than you think, Karen Rose.
Therapist to crime victims builds a new life in an empty old house she has inherited but she hasn't reckoned on the psychopath in the basement.
Lamentation, C. J. Sansom.
The latest Shardlake story is set in 1546 when Henry VIII is dying.
The pierced heart, Lynn Shepherd.
An homage to Bram Stoker's "Dracula" is a dark Victorian horror mystery.
The Saint-Fiacre affair, Georges Simenon
Maigret's past comes to life in this vivid new translation of this evocative novel, set in the Inspector's home town.
The two-penny bar, Georges Simenon
A story told by a condemned man leads Maigret to a bar by the Seine and into the sleazy underside of respectable Parisian life. In the oppressive heat of summer, a forgotten crime comes to light.
Plague land, S. D. Sykes.
The first in a new medieval crime series set in Kent and featuring Oswald de Lazcy, Lord of Somerhill Manor.
Murder at the Brightwell, Ashley Weaver.
Golden Age style crime in which an aristocratic lady goes to a party in Devon where one of the guests is murdered.
Black Valley, Charlotte Williams.
Jessica Mayhew has a new client at her psychotherapy practice. Artist Pandora Powell is in shock following the death of her mother, Ursula, who was murdered during the theft of a valuable painting at her studio.
Murder in the telephone exchange, June Wright.
A reprint of a delightful mystery which was the top seller in Australia in 1948. As well as the mystery it gives a fascinating portrait of Melbourne at the time.

New Zealand Fiction

Daniel : a tale of courage and determination, of love and loss, Vicky Adin.
A tale of courage and determination, of love and loss. Libby was fascinated by the stories surrounding Daniel, by this man who looked down at her from the aged black and white photos on the walls some seventy years after his death. His story seemed inextricably linked to pioneering New Zealand and she wanted to know more. Based on a true story.
The Cornish knot : art, mystery, and wealth : two centuries, two lives, Vicky Adin.
Megan's world is destroyed when her husband of over thirty years dies unexpectedly. On the anniversary of his death, still heartbroken and disconsolate, Megan receives a mysterious package from Cornwall. It jolts her out of her cloistered world and gives her new strength.
A jolt to the heart, Felicity Price.
Set against the backdrop of a city in turmoil during the drama of destructive aftershocks, post-traumatic stress, and the strains of trying to rebuild lives and find a new normal for everyday existence. This is the Christchurch story by someone who lived through it.


Prince Hafiz's only vice, Susanna Carr.
His for a price, Caitlin Crews.
A princess by Christmas, Jennifer Faye.
Flirting with Dr. Off-Limits, Robin Gianna.
His reluctant Cinderella, Jessica Gilmore.
Rival's challenge, Abby Green.
It started with no strings, Kate Hardy.
Commanded by the Sheikh, Kate Hewitt.
The party starts at midnight, Lucy King.
The billionaire in disguise, Soraya Lane.
Breaking the bro code, Stefanie London.
Meant to be, Fiona McCallum.
The Valquez bride, Melanie Milburne.
An heiress for his empire, Lucy Monroe.
Dare to desire, Carly Phillips.
Dare to love, Carly Phillips.
Dare to submit, Carly Phillips.
Dare to surrender, Carly Phillips.
One more night with her desert prince, Jennifer Taylor.
A deal before the alter, Rachael Thomas.
From fling to forever, Avril Tremayne.
Turning the good girl bad, Avril Tremayne.
The unexpected honeymoon, Barbara Wallace.
The uncompromising Italian, Cathy Williams.
Your bed or mine?, Joss Wood.


The great plains, Nicole Alexander.
It is Dallas 1886, and the Wade Family is going from strength to strength: from a thriving newspaper and retail business in Texas to a sprawling sheep station half a world away in Queensland.
For a father's pride, Diane Allen.
In 1871, young Daisy Fraser is living in the Yorkshire Dales with her beloved family. Her sister Kitty is set to marry the handsome and wealthy Clifford Middleton. But on the eve of the wedding, Clifford commits a terrible act that shatters Daisy's happy life.
Ashes in the wind, Christopher Bland.
Debut novel, an epic saga that follows the interwoven destinies of Anglo-Irish and Catholic Irish families through three generations.
Beyond the veil of tears, Rita Bradshaw.
An only child, fifteen-year-old Angeline Stewart is heartbroken when her beloved parents are killed in a coaching accident and she is given into the care of her uncle. Naive and innocent, Angeline is easy prey for the handsome and ruthless Oswald Golding who is looking for a rich heiress to solve the money troubles his gambling and womanising has caused.
On her own two feet, Pamela Evans.
1940s London where a woman whose husband has left her joins a keep fit class.
The mill girl, Rosie Goodwin.
Life is tough on the cobbled backstreet courtyards of Abbey Street, Warwickshire, in the 1840s: boys are destined for the pit and girls for the mill. Despite this, clever, feisty Maryann is happy there until her mother dies. Her family collapses, leaving Maryann coping with everything, exhausted and lonely.
Easterleigh Hall, Margaret Graham.
When Evie Forbes starts as an assistant cook at Easterleigh Hall, she goes against her family's wishes. For ruthless Lord Brampton also owns the mine where Evie's father and brothers work and there is animosity between the families. Evie works hard and gains a valued place in the household. And her dream of running a small hotel grows ever closer.
The tannery, Sherrie Hewson.
It's 1938. Dolly Ramsden is six years old. Times are hard. But Dolly doesn't care her family are everything to her. Then war comes and everything changes. Her father leaves his job at the local tannery and joins the war effort. He leaves behind him a bitter wife and a daughter who can see no hope for the future. With no money, Dolly's mother is forced to take desperate measures to help them survive.
Peppercorn Street, Anna Jacobs.
Three women find new hope in Peppercorn Street, a small village in a beautiful corner of Wiltshire with a mixture of homes and people.
Two strangers, Beryl Matthews.
highly intelligent slum dwelling teenage girl takes drastic measures to survive when her father throws her out of home.
The road back, Di Morrissey.
Returning with his teenage daughter to his mother's house in the beautiful township of Neverend, Chris hopes to pick up the pieces after his life takes an unexpected turn. Sometimes taking the road back is the start of a journey forward.
Maia's story, Lucinda Riley.
Maia D'Apliese and her five sisters gather together at their childhood home, "Atlantis" a fabulous, secluded castle situated on the shores of Lake Geneva having been told that their beloved father, who adopted them all as babies, has died.
Pegasus, Danielle Steel.
Story of two families who were never meant to stay apart and the powerful bond that will unite them forever.

Science Fiction

War dogs, Greg Bear.
Interstellar war tale. The first in War Dogs series.
Lowball, George R.R. Martin and Melinda M. Snodgrass, editors
Includes stories by Walter Jon Williams, Ian Tregillius, David Anthony Durham and others.
Elite. Wanted, Gavin Deas.
When a routine bit of piracy goes wrong, the crew of the Song of Stone realise that there's a bounty hunter on their tail. One who might, finally, be able to outclass them.
Elite. Docking is difficult, Gideon Defoe.
On what might be the worst planet in the universe, a young man dreams of the stars. Adventure! Lasers! Women! And the ultimate goal to become Elite!
1636 : the Viennese waltz, Eric Flint, Paula Goodlett, Gorg Huff.
Latest in the Ring of Fire series.
The abyss beyond dreams : a novel of the Commonwealth, Peter F. Hamilton.
First in a new two-part sequence which returns to The Commonwealth Universe, set in the time before the Void Trilogy.
Coming home, Jack McDevitt.
Latest in the Alex Benedict series.