New Titles Fiction May 2015 (arrived in April 2015)


The patriot threat, Steve Berry.
The 16th Amendment to the Constitution legalized federal income tax, but what if there were problems with the 1913 ratification of that amendment? Problems that call into question decades of tax collecting, and could even bring down the US economy.
The keystone, A.M. Dean.
While tracking down the relic hunters who murdered her cousin, Dr Emily Weiss and her husband Michael are seeking a dangerous artefact. This ancient key lies hidden in the Egyptian desert and will wreak havoc in the wrong hands.
Defiant unto death, David Gilman.
France: 1356. Ten years ago, the greatest army in Christendom was slaughtered at Crecy when Thomas Blackstone and his fellow archers stood their ground and rained death on the steel-clad might of French chivalry. Blackstone left that squalid field a knight. Now, Blackstone commands a war band.
The lady from Zagreb, Philip Kerr.
A new Bernie Gunther action adventure tale.
Words of command, Allan Mallinson.
12th in the historical adventure series set in the 1830s.
Traitors in the shadows, Alex Rutherford.
A new emperor, Aurangzeb, sits on India's glittering Peacock Throne, the throne he seized from his father while the old emperor still lived. He has paid for it with blood: during the brutal civil war he hunted down and killed his brothers. Now he must return the Moghul Empire to the true path.
The Aztec, Bill Vidal.
1936. As General Franco's Nationalists march on Madrid in the early stages of the Spanish Civil War, the Republican government authorises the evacuation of the country's gold reserves.

American Fiction

The harder they come, T. Coraghessan Boyle.
The story of three damaged people - an aging ex-Marine and Vietnam vet, his unstable son and the son's partner.
Hausfrau, Jill Alexander Essbaum.
Story of expat wife and mother in Zurich and her erotic unravelling when she crosses a fine line and her life falls apart.
Inside the O'Briens, Lisa Genova.
From the author of the bestseller "Still Alice," This time it's about a policeman, devoted husband and father who is given a diagnosis of Huntington's Disease and what happens to him and his family.
Fishbowl, Matthew Glass.
Fishbowl tells the story of a social media start-up, from its origins in a Stanford dorm room to the world's biggest ever IPO.
Mademoiselle Chanel, C.W. Gortner.
Clever reimagining of the life of iconic fashion designer Coco Chanel traces the development of her exceptional sewing skills in an orphanage, her transformation into a couturier and the private struggles behind her subsequent fame. American author's take on the famous Frenchwoman.
At the water's edge, Sara Gruen.
While her husband, Ellis, and his friend try to find the Loch Ness monster in an attempt to get back into his father's good graces, Maddie is left on her own in World War II-era Scotland and experiences a social awakening. Intriguing novel by the author of the bestseller "Water for elephants."
When I found you, Catherine Ryan Hyde.
When Nathan McCann discovers a newborn baby boy half buried in the woods, he assumes he's found a tiny dead body. But then the baby moves and in one remarkable moment, Nathan's life is changed forever.
Girl underwater, Claire Kells.
Interesting first novel that cross cuts between a competitive college swimmer's days in the Rocky Mountains after a major airline disaster and her recovery supported by the two men who love her.
Angels walking, Karen Kingsbury.
When former national baseball star Tyler Ames suffers a career-ending injury, all he can think about is putting his life back together the way it was before. He has lost everyone he loves on his way to the big leagues. Faith based novel.
The American people. Volume 1, Search for my heart, Larry Kramer.
Author of "The normal heart" returns with a large scale novel about a middle class family dealing with viruses, eugenicists, McCarthyites and anti-gay groups.
10:04, Ben Lerner.
Autobiography/metafiction about Ben, a young author whose first novel does well, leading to a big advance for his second, just like the author himself. Metafiction that Jonathan Franzen has praised enthusiastically.
The love letters, Beverly Lewis.
Marlena Wenger, a young aunt from the Beachy Amish caring for her infant niece, finds comfort and hope from an Old Order Amish mother and her family who extend friendship to a homeless man, whose few possessions include a collection of love letters.
Thunderstruck & other stories, Elizabeth McCracken.
A story collection that navigates the fragile space between love and loneliness. It includes 'Property', wherein, a young scholar, grieving the sudden death of his wife, decides to refurbish the Maine rental house they were to share together by removing his landlord's possessions.
Scent of triumph, Jan Moran.
Story of Danielle Bretancourt, a talented young French perfumer with a flair for fashion and a natural olfactory gift. In the language of perfumery, she is a Nose, with the rare ability to recognize thousands of essences by memory. The story opens on the day England declares war on Germany, and Danielle and her family are caught in the midst of a raging disaster sweeping across Europe.
Ava's gift, Jason Mott.
A freak accident reveals a secret that 13-year-old Ava has been terrified to share. Ava has a unique gift: she can heal others of their physical ailments. Now, the whole world knows, and people from all over the globe want to glimpse the wonder of a miracle.
The children's crusade, Ann Packer.
Sweeping, masterful new novel that explores the secrets and desires, the remnant wounds and saving graces of one California family, over the course of five decades.
How to fall : stories, Edith Pearlman.
Spanning no fewer than four countries in sixty years, these sixteen stories flesh out the complexities of people who, at first glance, live ordinary, unremarkable lives. She's been ranked highly and many critics put her up there with the likes of Alice Munro.
Miss Julia lays down the law, Ann B. Ross.
It's November and Miss Julia is looking forward to some quiet time before the holidays. That is until snobby Connie Clayborn and her rich husband move to town.
Lone star, Paullina Simons.
Chloe is weeks away from college when she embarks on a grand European adventure with her boyfriend and two best friends. Their destination is Barcelona, with its promise of romance and mystery, but first they must detour through the historic cities of Eastern Europe to settle an old family debt.
The bookseller, Cynthia Swanson.
Denver, 1961. Kitty Miller has come to terms with her unconventional single life, running a bookshop she runs with her best friend, Frieda; coming and going as she pleases. There was a man once, a doctor named Kevin, but it didn't quite work out the way Kitty had hoped. Then the dreams begin.
The dog who saved me, Susan Wilson.
Former Boston K-9 unit policeman turned animal control officer in bucolic Harmony Farms is up against rescuing a gun shy and wounded dog gone feral, and proving that his low-life older brother is back in the drug business.

Australian fiction

Missing you, Kylie Kaden.
When Aisha met Ryan she fell hard for his good looks and easy charm. Why worry that he didn't want children or a 9 to 5 job? Nothing and no one would come between them. But with the birth of their high-needs son, Eli, their extraordinary love is shackled into an ordinary life, their passion blunted by responsibility.
The adventures of Holly White and the incredible sex machine, Krissy Kneen.
Holly wears a ring that says True Love Waits and worries because her boyfriend isn't trying to persuade her otherwise. Then a boy in her English tute invites her to join his book club and she is shocked to find herself at 'sex club', plunged into the classics of erotic literature.
The bird's child, Sandra Leigh Price.
Love, magic, birds, revenge - 1929 Sydney where a young Jewish man meets a runaway girl.
Luna tango, Alli Sinclair.
Tango, like love, is complicated Journalist Dani McKenna delves into the world of tango to expose the decades of lies and deception that threaten three generations of her family. Aussie novel set in South America.
Merciless gods, Christos Tsiolkas.
Love, sex, death, family, friendship, betrayal, tenderness, sacrifice and revelation. This collection of stories from acclaimed international writer Christos Tsiolkas takes you deep into worlds both strange and familiar, and characters that really stand out.
Arkie's pilgrimage to the next big thing, Lisa Walker.
Arkie used to be a trendspotter, running a successful business advising companies on 'the next big thing'. Until she lost her marriage and her mojo along with it. Her eccentric new friend Haruko suggests a pilgrimage in Japan.
The swan book, Alexis Wright.
This book is set in the future, with Aboriginals still living under the Intervention in the north, in an environment fundamentally altered by climate change.

British Fiction

Blood relatives, Stevan Alcock.
A coming of age tale set against the background of the Yorkshire Ripper murders.
The wolf border, Sarah Hall.
For almost a decade Rachel Caine has turned her back on home, kept distant by family disputes and her work monitoring wolves on an Idaho reservation. But now, summoned by the eccentric Earl of Annerdale and his controversial scheme to reintroduce the Grey Wolf to the English countryside, she is back in the peat and wet light of the Lake District. British reviews of this novel have been very enthusiastic.
The world before us, Aislinn Hunter.
In the tradition of "Possession" comes this intriguing tale of an archivist who is on the trail of a story about a woman who disappeared over one hundred years ago in the woods.
That girl from nowhere, Dorothy Koomson.
Clemency Smittson was adopted as a baby and the only connection she has to her birth mother is a cardboard box hand-decorated with butterflies. Now an adult, Clem decides to make a drastic life change and move to Brighton, where she was born. Clem has no idea that while there she'll meet someone who knows all about her butterfly box and what happened to her birth parents.
The glorious heresies, Lisa McInerney.
A messy murder affects the lives of five misfits living on the fringes of Ireland's post-crash society. The author is known from his award winning blog, "Arse end of Ireland."
The kindness, Polly Samson.
If you liked JoJo Moyes, try this one. The story of a couple and their small daughter who becomes ill and the wife who has a terrible secret. A tale of grief, betrayal and reconciliation.
The novel habits of happiness, Alexander McCall Smith.
The ever-delightful, insatiably curious Edinburgh philosopher and amateur sleuth returns to take on a case unlike any she's had before this one with paranormal implications in the tenth installment of this series.
Last chance in the Pyrenees, Julia Stagg.
When tragedy strikes the small mountain village of Fogas in the French Pyrenees, the residents must once more rally round to protect their precious way of life and this time the stakes are higher than ever.
The other side of loss, Tom Vaughan.
When the Revd Robert Melton first arrives at St Mungo's, his initial enthusiasm quickly turns to despondency until the biggest jackpot in US lottery history triggers a series of uncanny events that throws him and others into turmoil.
Adeline : a novel of Virginia Woolf, Norah Vincent.
1941 and Virginia Woolf goes for a walk to the River Ouse. An intriguing reimagining of the lives of Virginia and Leonard Woolf. If you liked "The Hours," this is an interesting counter perspective.

Fiction from the rest of the World

Adult onset, Ann-Marie MacDonald.
Canadian novelist. Story of parenthood for a woman with two children, an uneasy relationnship with her mother and anger management issues.
Leonora, Elena Poniatowska
Born in Lancashire as the wealthy heiress to her British father's textiles empire, Leonora Carrington was destined to live the kind of life only known by the moneyed classes. But even from a young age she rebelled against the strict rules of her social class. Rich and sweeping tale translated from the Spanish.
Sleeping on Jupiter, Anuradha Roy.
In India a young girl is taken from her family to an ashram overseen by a charismatic guru whose benign surface masks a predatory nature.
All days are night, Peter Stamm
Novel by prize-winning Swiss novelist about a woman whose life is wrecked when, after arguing with her husband, their car crashes and she is a widow with a ruined face.
Heloise is bald, Emilie de Turckheim
Translated from the French. Heloise - baby, nymphet, teenage mother, famous photographer, wife - attempts to seduce a man forty years her senior.
The water museum : stories, Luis Alberto Urrea.
From one of Mexico's preeminent literary voices comes a new story collection.
The discreet hero, Mario Vargas Llosa
Felicito Yanaque has raised himself from poverty to ownership of a trucking business. His two sons work for him. He receives a threatening letter demanding protection money. The police don't take him seriously, Felicito refuses to pay up and gets sucked into a nightmare. He becomes a reluctant public hero.

Fiction Selector's Recommendation

The mirror world of Melody Black, Gavin Extence.
From the author of "The universe vs Alex Woods" comes a sad and witty tale of a woman who is really hard to live with as her life spirals out of control.
Last night on Earth, Kevin Maher.
If you like state of the nation/how people live now novels, this is a good one. It's about an Irishman whose marriage collapses, leaving him to try to cope with separation from his young daughter and the arrival of a woman who means well - but good intentions aren't enough.
The valley, John Renehan.
A former Army Captain's gripping portrait of a fighting division holding a remote outpost in Afghanistan reminiscent of Apocalypse Now, The Yellow Birds, and Matterhorn.
Quicksand, Steve Toltz.
Remember his terrific Booker shortlisted novel, "A fraction of the whole?' This new novel is about two lifelong friends.
Beneath the darkening sky, Majok Tulba.
When he was a child, rebel fighters devastated Majok Tulba's village in South Sudan. They measured young boys against the length of an AK-47, recruiting those taller to their cause. Tulba was shorter - this arbitrary fact saved his life. In his novel Beneath the Darkening Sky, he uses fiction to explore what his fate might have been if he had been one inch taller.
Before the fire, Sarah Butler.
2011 in Manchester and the riots are looming. A teenage boy's dreams are ripped apart in a tough and enlightening tale that could have crossover YA appeal as well as interest for readers of state of the nation novels.

Graphic Novel

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Volume 4, What lies within, Dan Abnett
100 bullets. Book one, Brian Azzarello
The fade out. Act one, Ed Brubaker, Sean Philips
The evil within, Ian Edginton.
The wallflower = Yamatonadeshiko shichihenge. 34, Tomoko Hayakawa
Ofelia : a love and rockets book, Gilbert Hernandez.
C.O.W.L. [1], Principles of power, Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel
Attack on Titan. 15, Hajime Isayama
John Constantine, Hellblazer. [10], In the line of fire, Paul Jenkins
Green Lantern, new guardians. Volume 5, The Godkillers, Justin Jordan
The sculptor, Scott McCloud.
The sacred blacksmith. Volume 7, Isao Miura
Nemo. River of ghosts, Alan Moore, Kevin O'Neill
Knights of Sidonia. 13, Tsutomu Nihei


Capital crimes : London mysteries, Edited and introduced by Martin Edwards.
Capital Crimes is an eclectic collection of London-based crime stories, blending the familiar with the unexpected in a way that reflects the personality of the city. Alongside classics by Margery Allingham, Anthony Berkeley and Thomas Burke are excellent and unusual stories by authors who are far less well known.
Bittersweet, Susan Wittig Albert.
This Thanksgiving, be grateful for China Bayles who teams up with an old friend to solve a complex case of theft and murder in a South Texas ranching community.
The truth and other lies, Sascha Arango
Dark thriller - a bestseller in Germany - about a popular author whose novels are actually written by his wife and his secret may be revealed.
Killing ways, Alex Barclay.
In her most shocking case yet, FBI Special Agent Ren Bryce takes on a depraved serial killer fueled by a warped sense of justice. A master of evasion, each life he takes ramps up Ren's obsession with finding him. Then one victim changes everything and brings Ren face to face with a detective whose life was destroyed by the same pursuit. Together, can they defeat this monster? Or will he take them both down?
The shut eye, Belinda Bauer.
Five footprints are the only sign that a child was ever here and when a psychic offers a desperate mother hope she responds but is it a visionary's gift or a lie.
Death of a liar, M.C. Beaton.
Sergeant Hamish Macbeth is alarmed to receive a report from a woman in the small village of Cronish in the Scottish Highlands. She has been brutally attacked and the criminal is on the loose. But upon further investigation, Hamish discovers that she was lying about the crime.
The Game Master, William Bernhardt.
It's not whether you live or die, it's how you play the game. While in Vegas for the American Poker Grand Slam, BB Thomas - the Game Master - is suddenly arrested by the FBI and taken to a top-secret laboratory.
Endangered, C. J. Box.
Joe Pickett's foster daughter is discovered in a ditch, barely alive. Joe knows who's responsible but there's no proof and his investigation will bring him face-to-face with some truly terrifying opposition.
Compulsion, Allison Brennan.
Investigative reporter Maxine Revere has a theory: that the five New York City murders for which Adam Bachman is being tried are just part of his killing spree. In probing the disappearance of a retired couple who vanished the prior summer, Max uncovers striking similarities to Bachman's MO and develops a theory that Bachman wasn't working alone.
The Lake District murder, John Bude
The Lake District Murder opens with the discovery of a faceless body in an isolated garage, then follows Inspector Meredith through a complex investigation where every clue seems to lead only to another puzzle. In the British Library reprint series.
The Sussex Downs murder, John Bude
Two brothers, John and William Rother, live together at Chalklands Farm in the beautiful Sussex Downs. Their peaceful rural life is shattered when John Rother disappears and his abandoned car is found. Has he been kidnapped? Or is his disappearance more sinister?
After the crash, Michel Bussi
A plane crashes in Europe, 1980. A baby girl survives. Two families - one rich, one poor - step forward to claim the child. Some time later a private eye tries to uncover the secret.
Normal, Graeme Cameron.
He shops at your local supermarket. He drives beside you, waving to let you into the lane ahead of him. He also has an elaborate cage in a secret basement under his garage. For those who like it creepy.
Game of mirrors, Andrea Camilleri
Inspector Montalbano and his colleagues are stumped when two bombs explode outside empty warehouses-one of which is connected to a big-time drug dealer.
The defence, Steve Cavanagh.
Debut legal thriller in the John Grisham tradition. About a lawyer who used to be a con artist and the Russian mafia head in New York who kindnaps his daughter to make him get off a court trial.
The wronged, Kimberley Chambers.
Estuarine accents all round in this sequel to "Payback" with a villainous family plotting revenge.
The dragon of Handale, Cassandra Clark.
Hildegard, no longer a member of the Cistercian order of nuns, has returned to the priory after more than a year from her pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. The discovery of a body in the priory ground soon gets her detecting attention.
A song of shadows, John Connolly.
Still recovering from his life-threatening wounds, private detective Charlie Parker investigates a case that has its origins in a Nazi concentration camp during the Second World War.
The pocket wife, Susan Crawford.
In this debut thriller a woman whose neighbour is murdered is the major suspect and the fact that she has bipolar disorder and had recently had a breakdown does her no favours.
The strings of murder, Oscar de Muriel.
First novel - author is chemist, translator and violinist, now living in Manchester - about the murder of a violinist in 1888 Edinburgh.
The Jackdaw, Luke Delaney.
Fourth in the DI Sean Corrigan series.
Toxic, Jamie Doward.
Debut thriller from Observer journalist in which a senior banker's body is found on a remote beach in Kent. Are the CIA and global financiers involved?
Cuckold Point, Patrick Easter.
October, 1799. A century is coming to an end, but river policeman Tom Pascoe's work is never done. A new case in London's Docks holds danger not just for Tom but for the nation.
Night night, sleep tight, Hallie Ephron.
Los Angeles, 1986. Discovering her bitter father's drowned body in his 1980s Beverly Hills swimming pool, Deirdre reconnects with an old friend who confessed to killing her mother's boyfriend decades earlier.
Someone is watching, Joy Fielding.
Deeply shaken after a brutal attack, Bailey Carpenter struggles to reclaim control over what had once seemed like a neatly-ordered life.
Bryant & May : the burning man, Christopher Fowler.
London is under siege. A banking scandal has filled the city with violent protests, and as the anger in the streets detonates, a young homeless man burns to death after being caught in the crossfire between rioters and the police. A new case for the Peculiar Crimes Unit.
The friendship of criminals, Robert Glinski.
Debut from former Philadelphia criminal defence attorney is in the George V. Higgins tradition with a tale of the Italian mob head threatening a Polish crime boss.
Keep the midnight out, Alex Gray.
A gruesome Glasgow cold case comes back to haunt DSI Steve Crozier when a body is found on the Isle of Mull shore.
One mile under, Andrew Gross.
Leading a tour down the rapids outside Aspen, Colorado, whitewater guide Dani Haller comes across the body of a close friend. Refusing to believe it was an accident, Dani uncovers evidence that backs up her suspicions and takes her case to Wade Dunn, local police chief and her ex-stepfather.
Past crimes, Glen Erik Hamilton.
Man leaves crime behind and joins U.S. army but when grandfather is killed he sets out to find the killer in Seattle's criminal underworld.
The Bone Tree, Greg Iles.
Former prosecutor Penn Cage faces the crisis of a lifetime. His family has been torn apart and his father made a fugitive after being accused of murdering an African-American nurse.
A serpent's tooth, Craig Johnson.
It's homecoming for the Durant Dogies when Cord Lynear, a Mormon "lost boy" forced off his compound for rebellious behavior, shows up in Absaroka County. Without much guidance, divine or otherwise, Sheriff Walt Longmire, Victoria Moretti, and Henry Standing Bear search for the boy's mother.
The bullet, Mary Louise Kelly.
Medical thriller about family secrets and a woman's hunt for answers to the murder of her parents.
The language of the dead, Stephen Kelly.
Interestingly set in a Hampshire village during World War II where a murder seems to be linked to witchcraft.
Dreaming spies, Laurie R. King.
Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes arrive home to find a link to the Japanese emperor which leads them into a new and puzzling investigation.
Murder in Piccadilly, Charles Kingston
Bobbie Cheldon falls in love with a pretty young dancer at the Frozen Fang night club in Soho. When Chief Inspector Wake of Scotland Yard enters the scene, he uncovers a tangled web of love affairs, a cynical Soho underworld, and a motive for murder. In the reprint series from British Library.
Robert B. Parker's The bridge, Robert Knott.
Territorial Marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch are back in Appaloosa, where their work enforcing the law has been exceptionally quiet. All that is about to change. An ominous storm rolls in, and along with it a band of night riders with a devious scheme, who show up at the Rio Blanco camp, where a three-hundred-foot bridge is under construction.
Burnt paper sky, Gilly MacMillan.
On the day that Rachel Jenner's eight-year-old son Ben goes missing, the bottom falls out of her world. Desperate to find her boy, she's completely unprepared for how quickly her personal hell is thrust into the media spotlight. She let Ben out of her sight, and now he's gone so of course the nation thinks she is to blame. But what really happened that afternoon?
Shadow of the hangman, Edward Marston.
In this first instalment of the Bow Street Rivals series a riot breaks out in Dartmoor prison, enabling some American inmates to escape. The twin detectives Peter and Paul Skillen catch wind of a projected assassination but the target is unknown.
Where they found her, Kimberly McCreight.
Following on from "Reconstructing Amelia". A dead baby is found near a top American campus and a freelance journalist follows the tragic tale.
A line of blood, Ben McPherson.
Chilling psychological thriller in the "Gone girl" vein where a marriage is open to question when a neighbour is murdered.
Mr Bazalgette's agent, Leonard Merrick
When Miriam Lea falls on hard times, an advertisement for private agents catches her eye, and within weeks she finds herself in Mr Bazalgette's employ as a private detective. Another in the British Library reprint series.
Arab jazz, Karim Miske
Two police officers investigate a murder that has a trail moving between Paris and the Jewish suburbs of New York. A promising first novel.
Blood on snow, Jo Nesbo
From the bestselling author of the Harry Hole novels, a new, electrifying stand-alone thriller set in Oslo in the 1970s.
NYPD Red. 3, James Patterson and Marshall Karp.
When a billionaire's chauffeur is brutally murdered and his son is abducted, NYPD Red Detective Zach Jordan and his ex-girlfriend partner, Kylie MacDonald, realise that their own lives are threatened as they get closer to solving the case.
Robin Hood yard, Mark Sanderson.
November, 1938. Europe is teetering on the edge of war. Anti-Semitism is on the rise in Britain, and a serial killer is at work in London. Johnny Steadman, investigative journalist, is called to the scene of a gruesome murder a man has been tied to his bed, mutilated and left to bleed to death. This is the second time the killer has struck, and it won't be the last.
Liberty bar, Georges Simenon
It had a smell of holidays. The previous evening, in Cannes harbour, with the setting sun, had also had the smell of holidays, especially the Ardena, whose owner swaggered in front of two girls with gorgeous figures. Maigret soon finds himself immersed in the less salubrious side of the Riviera as he retraces the final steps of a local eccentric.
The misty harbour, Georges Simenon
A man picked up for wandering in obvious distress among the cars and buses on the Grands Boulevards. Questioned in French, he remains mute. A madman? In Maigret's office, he is searched. His suit is new, his underwear is new, his shoes are new. All identifying labels have been removed.
The fifth heart, Dan Simmons.
While in America to solve the mystery of the 1885 death of Clover Adams, wife of the esteemed historian Henry Adams, Sherlock Holmes and Henry James find themselves involved in matters of national importance possibly orchestrated by Moriarty.
Fox is framed, Lachlan Smith.
Faced with evidence of stunning prosecutorial misconduct, a San Francisco judge has ordered a new trial for the Maxwell brothers' father, Lawrence, who was convicted of killing their mother twenty-one years before. Latest in an excellent series.
An inquiry into love and death, Simone St. James.
In 1920's England, a young woman searches for the truth behind her uncle's mysterious death in a town haunted by a restless ghost.
The lie, C. L. Taylor.
Best friends are there for each other through thick and thin. You trust them with your life. At least that's what Emma, Daisy, Leanne and Al think. But all that changes when they embark on a trip of a lifetime together. When they return home, only two of them are left alive and the group has been torn apart by lies and deception.
A dangerous place, Jacqueline Winspear.
Arriving in turbulent 1937 Gibraltar in the aftermath of a tragedy, Maisie Dobbs raises the British Secret Service's suspicions through her involvement in the murder of a Sephardic Jewish photographer.
Into the night, Jake Woodhouse.
A woman is pushed in front of a train by a man in police uniform. And a body is left on a rooftop, its hands scorched and head missing. Another day in Amsterdam: Western Europe's murder capital.
Hot pursuit, Stuart Woods.
It's not often that Stone Barrington finds a woman as accustomed to the jet-set lifestyle as he, so he's pleasantly surprised when he meets a gorgeous pilot who's soon moving to New York, and available for closer acquaintance.

New Zealand Fiction

Blood, wine & chocolate, Julie Thomas.
Loyalty, betrayal, murder and merlot. Hidden away in a witness protection programme on an idyllic island vineyard in New Zealand, Vinnie Whitney-Ross could be forgiven for thinking he has escaped the clutches of the childhood friend a ruthless London mobster he helped convict for a gruesome double murder. But old grudges die hard.


After hours with her ex, Maureen Child.
The sheikh's sinful seduction, Dani Collins.
Prince Nadir's secret heir, Michelle Conder.
At the count's bidding, Caitlin Crews.
Tortured by her touch, Dianne Drake.
The playboy of Rome, Jennifer Faye.
Reunited with her Italian ex, Lucy Gordon.
Thirty days to win his wife, Andrea Laurence.
Her knight in the outback, Nikki Logan.
Baby twins to bind them, Carol Marinelli.
Princess's secret baby, Carol Marinelli.
The taming of Xander Sterne, Carole Mortimer.
The firefighter to heal her heart, Annie O'Neil.
His defiant desert queen, Jane Porter.
Duke of Thorns : an heiress games novel, Sara Ramsey.
Blood magick, Nora Roberts.
Sea swept ; and Rising tides, Nora Roberts.
The liar, Nora Roberts.
It happened in Vegas, Amy Ruttan.
Her forbidden cowboy, Charlene Sands.
In the Brazilian's debt, Susan Stephens.
The Blackstone heir, Dani Wade.
The real Romero, Cathy Williams.
The renegade billionaire, Rebecca Winters.

Saga & Historical

Equal of the sun, Anita Amirrezvani.
Iran in 1576 is a place of wealth and dazzling beauty. But when the Shah dies without having named an heir, the court is thrown into tumult.
From Liverpool with love, Lyn Andrews.
Set in 1920s Liverpool where son and daughter choose different life paths - she to the Empire Laundry and he to crime.
The dream lover, Elizabeth Berg.
George Sand was a 19th century French novelist known not only for her novels but even more for her scandalous behaviour. The Dream Lover gives insight into the heart and mind of a woman who was considered the most passionate and gifted genius of her time.
The tapestry, Nancy Bilyeau.
Takes place in the heart of the Tudor court, as a gutsy former novice risks everything to defy the most powerful men of her era.
The Cavendon women, Barbara Taylor Bradford.
A sequel to Cavendon Hall follows the Inghams' and Swanns' from a family weekend in the summer of 1926 through the devastation of the Wall Street crash in 1929.
The dressmaker of Dachau, Mary Chamberlain.
Spanning the intense years of war, a dramatic tale of love, conflict, betrayal and survival. It is the compelling story of one young woman's resolve to endure and of the choices she must make at every turn choices which will contain truths she must confront.
A summer promise, Katie Flynn.
Growing up in the Yorkshire Dales, Maddy Hebditch can't imagine the changes that war will bring when she joins the ATS. Maddy lives with her grandmother in a tumbledown farmhouse in the Yorkshire Dales.
The girl who came home : a novel of the Titanic, Hazel Gaynor.
Ireland, 1912, Fourteen members of a small village set sail on RMS Titanic, hoping to find a better life in America. For seventeen-year-old Maggie Murphy, the journey is bittersweet. Though her future lies in an unknown new place, her heart remains in Ireland with Seamus, the sweetheart she left behind.
People of the Morning Star, W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear.
Latest novel in the America's Forgotten Past series.
At the break of day, Margaret Graham.
Story of a young woman's determination to make something of herself in a post-Second World War world full of struggle and austerity.
The surfacing, Cormac James.
1850. An Admiralty ship searching for Franklin’s lost expedition. An entirely male world — until Morgan, second-in-command of the Impetus, realises that there is a pregnant stowaway on board, and that he is the father. It’s too late to turn back, the ice is closing in, and the child will have to be born into the wilderness of the remote Arctic.
A desperate fortune, Susanna Kearsley.
Jacobite exile Mary Dundas is filled with longing for freedom, for adventure, for the family she lost. When fate opens the door, Mary dares to set her foot on a path far more surprising and dangerous than she ever could have dreamed.
Paper daisies, Kim Kelly.
As 1900 draws to a close, Berylda Jones, having completed her university exams for entry to medicine is heading home to Bathurst for Christmas. Tragically, 'home' is where she and her beloved sister Greta live in terror, under the control of their sadistic Uncle Alec.
Melnitz, Charles Lewinsky
Saga of Swiss-Jewish family, opening in 1871 and spanning five generations from the Franco-Prussian War to NAZI con trolled Europe in World War II. A big bestseller in Europe.
The raven's head, Karen Maitland.
Gothic tale about a young man whose clumsy attempt at blackmail leaves him master of a raven's head, symbol of death.
Leap of faith, Fiona McCallum.
Jessica Harrington is a promising horse-rider who dreams of representing her country. But the recent death of her father her coach and mentor has left her doubting her ability to continue in the sport. When she fails at the Adelaide International Horse Trials her fears are confirmed and her world begins to fall apart. And then…
A reunion of ghosts, Judith Claire Mitchell.
Three wickedly funny Jewish sisters, the colourful legacy of one family and eventful lives across the last century.
Will & Tom, Matthew Plampin.
Story of JMW Turner as a young man during a week spent fighting for a commission against his childhood friend and rival.
The witch of painted sorrows, M. J. Rose.
Paris, 1894. Sandrine Salome flees New York and her treacherous husband to find shelter in Paris with her grandmother, but as she settles in and pursues new passions, it's unclear whether she or an infamous ancestral witch is driving the changes.
The Russian tapestry, Banafsheh Serov.
From St Petersburg, Russia, 1913, to Tallinn, Estonia, 1919, a novel that spans wars, revolution and friendships that will grow as strong as the turmoil around them.
The tongues of men or angels, Jonathan Trigell.
After the crucifixion, Jesus' followers led by his brother James the Just remained devout Jews, vigorously opposed to the Roman occupiers. But a rival faction emerged, via the charismatic itinerant Paul of Tarsus.

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror

Voyage of the Basilisk : a memoir by Lady Trent, Marie Brennan.
Iconoclastic scientist Isabella, Lady Trent of Scirland, embarks on a two-year global voyage, hoping to determine the relationships among the endless varieties of dragon.
The skull throne, Peter V. Brett.
Fourth in the fantasy Demon Cycle series of imaginative fantasy.
Harrison squared, Daryl Gregory.
Harrison Harrison, H2 to his mom, is a lonely teenager who's been terrified of the water ever since he was a toddler in California, when a huge sea creature capsized their boat, and his father vanished.
The damned, Andrew Pyper.
Danny Orchard died on his 16th birthday-and so did his twin sister, Ashleigh — but only Danny came back. Creepy horror novel.
Glorious angels, Justina Robson.
From the British author of "Quantum gravity" series comes a mixture of science, magic and sexual politics.
A quantum mythology, Gavin G. Smith.
Fast moving SF thriller set in a dark future where strength is the only way to survive.
The violent century, Lavie Tidhar.
They never meant to be heroes. For seventy years they guarded the British Empire. Oblivion and Fogg, inseparable friends, bound together by a shared fate. Until one night in Berlin, in the aftermath of the Second World War, and a secret that tore them apart. Clever alternative history tale.
Joe Steele, Harry Turtledove.
A what-if novel that "envisions the election of a United States President whose political power will redefine what the nation is".
The shadows, J.R. Ward.
Trez "Latimer" doesn't really exist. And not just because the identity was created so that a Shadow could function in the underbelly of the human world. Sold by his parents to the Queen of the S'Hsibe as a child, Trez escaped the Territory and has been a pimp and an enforcer.
The ocean of time, David Wingrove.
For German Time Agent Otto Behr, the endless cycle of war against the Russians, across three millennia, has changed. Love, a family and home in the real world never seemed possible, until now. But family are a danger no agent can risk.