New Titles Fiction July 2017 (arrived in June 2017)


Deposed, David Barbaree.
In a darkened cell, a brutally deposed dictator lies crippled, deprived of his power, his freedom and his eyes. On the edge of utter despair, his only companion is the young boy who brings him his meagre rations, a mere child who fears his own shadow. The name of the fallen emperor is Nero.
Price of duty, Dale Brown.
When Russia constructs its most dangerous weapon since the atomic bomb and launches carefully plotted attacks on unsuspecting U.S. and European targets, Brad McLanahan and his Scion team arm themselves with the world's most advanced technological weaponry to prevent a full-scale cyber war.
Full wolf moon, Lincoln Child.
Tale of a killer who doesn't exist. An unusual mix of suspense and the supernatural.
Nighthawk, Clive Cussler and Graham Brown.
When the most advanced aircraft ever designed vanishes over the South Pacific, NUMA operatives Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are drawn into a deadly contest to locate the fallen machine.
The king's assassin, Angus Donald.
AD 1215: The year of Magna Carta and Robin Hood's greatest battle The yoke of tyranny King John is scheming to reclaim his ancestral lands in Europe, raising the money for new armies by bleeding dry peasants and nobles alike, not least the Earl of Locksley the former outlaw Robin Hood and his loyal man Sir Alan Dale.
Raw wounds, Matt Hilton.
Ex-con Nicolas 'Po' Villere has no love for the mother who abandoned him as a child. Yet when she asks to see him on her deathbed, he returns home to Louisiana with his partner Tess Grey to try to reconcile their troubled past.
G-man, Stephen Hunter.
When Bob Lee Swagger, now in Idaho, finally sells the land he owned in Arkansas, the developers begin to tear down the old homestead and uncover a steel case hidden in the foundation. The case contains a batch of 1934 memorabilia a much-corroded FBI badge, a .45 automatic preserved in cosmoline, a gun clip, and a cryptic diagram, all belonging to Charles Swagger.
A traitor in the family, Nicholas Searle.
Second novel from the author of "The good liar" is about an IRA terrorist brought down by the desires of others: his boss, his brother, his wife and a U.K. intelligence officer.
Persephone, Julian Stockwin.
November 1807. Captain Sir Thomas Kydd must sail to Lisbon to aid the Portuguese Royal Family's evacuation in the face of Napoleon's ruthless advance through Iberia.
Ghosts of war, Brad Taylor.
The Taskforce has stopped countless terrorist threats across the globe, operating outside of US law to prevent the death of innocents. But now, along the fault lines of the old Iron Curtain, the danger is far greater than a single attack.
Spoils, Brian Van Reet.
First novel from a former U.S. Army soldier who served in Iraq is about a female soldier and a jihadist who takes her prisoner.
Nightworld, F. Paul Wilson.
A finale to the Repairman Jack and Adversary Cycle series finds Jack and the aged Glaeken assembling a ragtag Secret History army for a last stand against the Otherness.

American Fiction

I'll eat when I'm dead, Barbara Bourland.
Sharp satirical tale about the beauty world that has been likened to "The devil wears Prada" meets "American psycho."
Marlena, Julie Buntin.
Teenage girl is bored when she moves to a small town until a pill-popping girl becomes her friend. Excellent first novel about two girls and a year that will cost one of them her life.
The night she won Miss America, Michael Callahan.
A reluctant Miss Delaware gets swept up in the glamour of the 1950 Miss America pageant, where she finds friendship and love-with unexpected, tragic results.
A dog's way home, W. Bruce Cameron.
Lucas Ray is shocked when an adorable puppy jumps out of an abandoned building and into his arms. Though the apartment he shares with his mother, a disabled veteran, doesn't allow dogs, Lucas can't resist taking Bella home.
Dead writers in rehab, Paul Bassett Davies
When literary reprobate Foster James wakes up in a strange country house, he assumes he's been consigned to rehab (yet again) by his dwindling band of friends and growing collection of ex-wives not to mention dead authors.
American war, Omar El Akkad.
An audacious and powerful debut novel: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself.
Inheriting Edith, Zoe Fishman.
Maggie Sheets is just trying to get by. A single mother, she works as a house cleaner and dreams of the days when her financial woes will be over. When her former employer, Liza, a renowned author Maggie once considered a friend, takes her own life, Maggie learns that she has been included in the will and now owns a beautiful home in Sag Harbor.
Same beach, next year, Dorothea Benton Frank.
One enchanted summer, two couples begin a friendship that will last more than twenty years and transform their lives.
Dancing on broken glass, Ka Hancock.
A beautiful marriage and how bipolar disorder and cancer affect it.
The identicals, Elin Hilderbrand.
Twin sisters Tabitha and Harper Frost, who have been at odds for years, are forced together in the wake of a family crisis and reevaluate the resentments that drove them apart.
Love story, Karen Kingsbury.
Decades ago, John and Elizabeth Baxter lived a love story, but few of their family know the exact details of that story or the heartbreak that brought the two together. Now in high school, Ashley Baxter Blake's oldest son, Cole, must write a family history paper for a freshman English class, and interviews his grandfather about that long ago love story.
A separation, Katie Kitamura.
A mesmerizing, psychologically taut novel about a marriage's end and the secrets we all carry.
The leavers, Lisa Ko.
One morning, Deming Guo's mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant named Polly, goes to her job at the nail salon and never comes home. With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left with no one to care for him. He is eventually adopted by two white college professors who move him from the Bronx to a small town upstate. Prizewinning novel.
Torpor, Chris Kraus.
It's Summer, 1991, the dawning of the New World Order; a post-MTV, pre-AOL generation. Jerome Shafir and Sylvie Green, two former New Yorkers who can no longer afford an East Village apartment, set off on a journey across the entire former Soviet Bloc with the intention of adopting a Romanian orphan.
White tears, Hari Kunzru.
Two twenty-something New Yorkers: Seth, awkward and shy, and Carter, the trust fund hipster. They have one thing in common: an obsession with music. Rising fast on the New York producing scene, they stumble across an old blues song long forgotten by history and everything starts to unravel.
Confessions of a domestic failure, Bunmi Laditan.
There are good mums and bad mums, and then there are hot-mess mums. Introducing Ashley Keller, career girl turned stay-at-home mum who's trying to navigate the world of Pinterest-perfect, Facebook-fantastic, and Instagram-impressive mommies.
The ebb tide, Beverly Lewis.
When a well-to-do family asks Sallie Riehl to be their daughter's nanny for the summer at their Cape May, New Jersey, vacation home, she jumps at the chance to broaden her horizons beyond the Lancaster County Amish community where she grew up.
White fur, Jardine Libaire.
Although Elise Perez and Jamey Hyde are next-door neighbours in New Haven, they come from different worlds. Elise grew up in public housing without a father and didn't graduate from high school. Jamey is a junior at Yale, heir to a private investment bank fortune.
Oola, Brittany Newell.
In an isolated cabin on the California coast, a writer's obsession with a lithe conservatory dropout takes a dangerous turn. Interesting debut.
Miss Mary's book of dreams, Sophie Nicholls.
Second in a series about books, dreams and vintage fashion. It follows "The dress."
The cows, Dawn O'Porter.
Tara, Cam and Stella are strangers living their own lives as best they can though when society's screaming you should live life one way, it can be hard to like what you see in the mirror. When an extraordinary event ties invisible bonds of friendship between them, one woman's catastrophe becomes another's inspiration.
The velvet hours, Alyson Richman.
As Paris teeters on the edge of the German occupation, a young French woman closes the door to her late grandmother's treasure-filled apartment, unsure if she'll ever return.
Trajectory, Richard Russo.
In this pair of novellas and two stories, Russo's characters bear little similarity to the blue-collar citizens we're familiar with from most of his novels.
Saints for all occasions, J. Courtney Sullivan.
A sweeping novel about two sisters one the matriarch of a boisterous Irish Catholic family, the other a cloistered nun, hidden from the world-- and the secret that drove them apart.
The Rome affair, Karen Swan.
1974 and Elena Damiani lives a gilded life. Born to wealth and a noted beauty, no door is closed to her, no man can resist her. At twenty-six, she is already on to her third husband when she meets her love match. But he is the one man she can never have, and all the beauty and money in the world can't change it.
Secrets in summer, Nancy Thayer.
Darcy Cotterill, 30 and divorced, works at the Nantucket library during the day. She spends most nights in her backyard, gazing at the stars. She's on the brink of starting a relationship with a local carpenter, Nash, when she gets new neighbours for the summer, the most unexpected of whom are her ex-husband, his new wife, and step-daughter.

Australian fiction

Losing it, Moira Burke.
1980s tale set in workingclass Melbourne where a young girl tries to make sense of her life.
Girl in between, Anna Daniels.
Light comedy about a woman moving back home and finding herself between relatiionships and career.
The hope fault, Tracy Farr.
A family gather to pack up their holiday house in this tale of extended family relations. The author is a prizewinner from Western Australia who lives some of the year in N.Z.
The crying place, Lia Hills.
After years of travelling, Saul is trying to settle down. But one night he receives the devastating news of the death of his oldest friend, Jed, recently returned from working in a remote Aboriginal community. Saul's discovery in Jed's belongings of a photo of a woman convinces him that she may hold the answers to Jed's fate.
To become a whale, Ben Hobson.
A father tries to make a man of his son by taking him to work at a big whaling station.
The last garden, Eva Hornung.
A settlement awaiting the return of The Messiah is shattered by a suicide and a teenage boy grows up amongst this.
Lake Hill, Margareta Osborn.
All her life Julia Gunn has been weighed down first by a controlling father, then by a staid older husband, and always by a long-buried secret from her teenage years. Now, widowed at just thirty-six, she's going to do something for herself. Except en route to a new life on the coast at Lakes Entrance she finds herself courtesy of a rockslide stuck in a remote mountain town.
The traitor's girl, Christine Wells.
Aussie teacher is summoned to The Cotswolds and her long-lost grandmother and finds the woman is gone.

British Fiction

New boy : Othello retold, Tracy Chevalier.
"Othello" is reimagined in the latest one in the "Hogarth Shakespeare" has a"Othello" in 1970s Washington D.C.
Let go my hand, Edward Docx.
Dysfunctional road trip across Europe with a narrator and his brothers and ill father is the focus of this unusual and darkly funny tale.
One endless summer, Laurie Ellingham.
Three friends. Three continents. Three months to live. Intriguing and likeable debut.
Strange heart beating, Eli Goldstone.
His wife's sudden death takes a grieving widower to travel from London to Latvia to find the truth about her mysterious life.
The early birds, Laurie Graham.
Picking up ten years after The Future Homemakers of America left off, The Early Birds follows Peggy, Kath, Gayle, Lois and Audrey through the turn of the twenty-first century.
The Valentine house, Emma Henderson.
In June 1914, Sir Anthony Valentine, a keen mountaineer, arrives with his family to spend the summer in their chalet, high in the French Alps. There, for the first time, fourteen-year-old foundling Mathilde starts work as one of the 'uglies' village girls employed as servants and picked, it is believed, to ensure they don't catch Sir Anthony's roving eye.
The end we start from, Megan Hunter.
In the midst of a mysterious environmental crisis, London is submerged below flood water and a family has to move to shelter.
The A-Z of everything, Debbie Johnson.
Poignant tale of two sisters who'd been close, then fell out, and now have to come together again.
Should you ask me, Marianne Kavanagh.
On the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, an elderly woman claims to know the truth about human remains discovered. Interesting tale of love, history, war and murder.
The baker's secret, Stephen P. Kiernan.
After her kind mentor is arrested because of his Jewish heritage, a young baker's apprentice in Normandy engages in discreet resistance activities, baking contraband loaves of bread for the hungry using surplus ingredients taken from occupying forces.
The nothing, Hanif Kureishi.
Tale of a film maker confined to his flat by age and ill health who suspects his younger wife of having an affair.
When light is like water, Molly McCloskey.
American woman returns to Ireland where she'd lived as a married woman and recalls the affair that would change everything.
Reservoir 13, Jon McGregor.
Midwinter in the early years of this century. A teenage girl on holiday has gone missing in the hills at the heart of England. The villagers are called up to join the search, fanning out across the moors as the police set up roadblocks and a crowd of news reporters descends on their usually quiet home.
The Queen's corgi : on purpose, David Michie.
Rescued from unscrupulous breeders who plan to destroy him because of his floppy ear, when the Queen's littlest corgi arrives at Windsor Castle, he finds himself in a world of red carpets, gilded chambers - and not a pile of dirty laundry to be seen.
The forensic records society, Magnus Mills.
Described as "High fidelity" meets Kafka. The tale of two men wirth a passion for vinyl creating a society that elevates the arrt of listening by doing so in forensic detail.
What happened that night, Sheila O'Flanagan.
Lola Fitzpatrick is bright and ambitious but she's also headstrong and stubborn. When one evening, out of the blue, she has to make a life- changing choice, she decides quickly and rashly. And without a piece of vital information that might have changed everything.
A new map of love, Abi Oliver.
When his wife dies, a man throws himself into his work as an antique dealer. When he meets a widow his life changes in this likeable and often funny
Rise & shine, Benedict Stone, Phaedra Patrick.
From the author of the delightful;"Curious charms of Arthur Pepper" comes this tale about one man's second chance at happiness and reuniting with his family.
Forging on, Catherine Robinson.
Debut novel about a trainee farrier, nicknamed "Posh Lad" in his first year in the Yorkshire Dales. Shades of James Herriot here.
Keep me safe, Daniela Sacerdoti.
When Anna's partner walks away from their relationship, she is shattered. But it is her little girl Ava who takes it hardest of all. The six year old falls silent for three days. When she does speak, her words are troubling. Ava wants to go home. To a place called Seal. To her other mother.
My mother's shadow, Nikola Scott.
Story of a lost child, a mother's secret and a golden summer that changed a woman's life.
The awkward age, Francesca Segal.
Woman falls for an obstetrician who her daughter loathes.
Sympathy, Olivia Sudjic.
Tale of an adopted Englishwoman going back to her New York birthplace where she becomes obsessed by a Japanese writer whose life has uncanny parallels to her own.
House of names, Colm Toibin.
Since her husband King Agamemnon left ancient Mycenae to sail with his army for Troy, Clytemnestra rules along with her lover Aegisthus. Together they plot the bloody murder of Agamemnon on the day of his return.
The house on Seaview Road, Alison Walsh.
Growing up, first love and the bonds of family for two sisters growing up in Dublin the 1980s.
The garden of small beginnings, Abbi Waxman.
Woman's husband is killed and she's left a widow with two girls. Her loss is huge but a gardening class and book illustration allow her to live again.
The hiding places, Katherine Webb.
Wiltshire, 1922. Fifteen-year old Pudding Cartwright has begun the career she always wanted, as girl groom to the Hadleigh family's horses at Manor Farm. Irene Hadleigh is struggling to adjust to her new life in sleepy Slaughterford, having married Alistair to escape a scandal in London.


The never king, James Abbott.
Xavir Argentum is the legendary former commander of an elite warrior cadre. But Xavir was framed for an atrocity during an epic battle and imprisoned for life, taking him out of the running for the crown itself. Then, while powerless to influence events, the kingdom he'd sworn to protect fell into the hands of a tyrant.
In Calabria, Peter S. Beagle.
Claudio Bianchi has lived alone for many years on a hillside in Southern Italy's scenic Calabria. Set in his ways and suspicious of outsiders, Claudio has always resisted change, preferring farming and writing poetry. But one chilly morning, as though from a dream, an impossible visitor appears at the farm.
The boy on the bridge, M. R. Carey.
Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy. The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world. To where the monsters lived.
The Erstwhile, Brian Catlin.
The Vorrh is a vast unmapped and very mysterious jungle in Africa. No-one comes out of it in one piece. Survivors report strange, mind-bending phenomena and horrific monsters.
Tyrant's throne, Sebastien de Castell.
Fourth in the "Greatcoats" series.
Bound, Benedict Jacka.
8th in the Alex Verus series.
The wrong dead guy, Richard Kadrey.
Second book in the "Another Coop heist" series.
Deadmen walking, Sherrilyn Kenyon.
Begins Dark Hunter: Dead man's Cross" trilogy.
Red Sister, Mark Lawrence.
I was born for killing the gods made me to ruin. At the Convent of Sweet Mercy young girls are raised to be killers. In a few the old bloods show, gifting talents rarely seen since the tribes beached their ships on Abeth. Sweet Mercy hones its novices' skills to deadly effect: it takes ten years to educate a Red Sister in the ways of blade and fist.
Tengoku, Rae D. Magdon.
Aozora Kaede, a lady of autumn, is on the run. Estranged from her parents and forced to flee from home after a violent disagreement with her aunt and cousin, she is a wanderer with a spirit wolf as her only companion.
Recluce tales : stories from the world of Recluce, L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
A collection of short stories set in the world of the Recluce saga features seventeen new tales and four popular reprints spanning the thousand-year history of Recluse, in an anthology complemented by a background essay.
The Seven, Peter Newman.
Third book in "The vagrant" series.
Skullsworn, Brian Staveley.
Standalone epic fantasy set in the world of "Chronicles of the Unhewn Throne" series.

Fiction from the rest of the World

The 7th function of language, Laurent Binet
His debut novel "HHhH" is soon to be released as a movie. This is a literary conspiracy thriller that imagines the death of Roland Barthes as an assassination.
70% acrylic 30% wool, Viola Di Grado
Camelia, a young Italian woman living with her mother abroad in Leeds, meets local shop owner, Wen, who woos her by teaching her Chinese ideograms, through which Camelia sees the world anew.
The Baltimore boys, Joel Dicker
From the author of the besrtselling "The truth about the Harry Quebert affair" comes a story about a novelist who gets his inspiration from a hit singer and his first love. Author is Swiss.
The silence of trees, Valya Dudycz Lupescu.
In Chicago's Ukrainian Village, Nadya Lysenko has built her life on a foundation of secrets.When Nadya was sixteen, she snuck out of her house in Western Ukraine to meet a fortuneteller in the woods.
The shape of bones, Daniel Galera
A man rises at 5 a.m. and leaves his home. He does not wake his wife or child to bid them goodbye. He starts his car an SUV filled with survival gear but does not drive to his friend's house as planned. Brazilian author.
Familiar things, Hwang Sok-yong
Set in Seoul where a vast landfill houses the poor and a boy and his mother have to settle there. Highly praised novel by an author who has won Korea's highest literary prizes.
The French art of war, Alexis Jenni
The legacy of France's violent colonial past is explored in a timely novel set in a racially divided Lyon.
Don't worry, life is easy, Agnes Martin-Lugand
Woman returns from Ireland and tries to rebuild her life in Paris.
The fortunate brother, Donna Morrissey.
Dark and gripping novel about the aftermath of a murder in a claustrophobic rural community in Newfoundland.
Men without women : stories, Haruki Murakami
New collection of short stories--the first major new work of fiction from the internationally acclaimed, Haruki Murakami since his best-selling Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.
The color of our sky, Amita Trasi.
In the spirit of Khaled Hosseini comes this strong debut about two childhood friends in Mumbai. The story moves from Mumbai to L.A. and back.

Fiction Selector's Choice

Ghachar ghochar, Vivek Shanbhag
For readers of Akhil Sharma, Mohsin Hamid, and Teju Cole, a haunting novel about an upwardly mobile family splintered by success in rapidly
We all begin as strangers, Harriet Cummings.
Summer of 1984 and a mysterious figure is sneaking into houses in a British village. An unusual and cleverly done look at friends and neighbours and others.
There your heart lies, Mary Gordon.
Moving novel about an American woman's place during the Spanish Civil War, the lessons she took from it, and how her story will shape her granddaughter's path.
Prussian blue : a Bernie Gunther thriller, Philip Kerr.
The French Riviera, 1956. Erich Mielke, deputy head of the East German Stasi, has turned up in Nice, and he's calling in a debt. Mielke wants Bernie Gunther go to London with the vial of Thallium, to poison a female agent they both have had dealings with.
The weight of him, Ethel Rohan.
Debut set in a small Irish town where an obese man, heartbroken by his eldest son's suicide, decides to take on his grief and his weight.

Graphic novel

Kill or be killed. Volume 1, Ed Brubaker,
Cannibal : a Southern original. Volume one, Brian Buccellato & Jennifer Young.
A contract with God : and other tenement stories, Will Eisner
Ian Fleming's James Bond in Eidolon, Warren Ellis
Ian Fleming's James Bond in VARGR, Warren Ellis
East of West. [The Apocalypse. Year one], Jonathan Hickman
East of West. [The Apocalypse. Year two], Jonathan Hickman
Attack on Titan. 21, Hajime Isayama
Tomie : no use escaping, Junji Ito
Requiem of the rose king. 6, Aya Kanno
4001 A.D., Matt Kindt
Seven to Eternity. [Vol. 1], [The God of Whispers], Rick Remender
The fix. Volume two, Laws, paws & flaws, Nick Spencer ;
Master Keaton. 1, Naoki Urasawa
Master Keaton. 2, Naoki Urasawa
Master Keaton. 4, Naoki Urasawa
Master Keaton. 5, Naoki Urasawa
Master Keaton. 6, Naoki Urasawa
Master Keaton. 9, Naoki Urasawa


Lilli de Jong : a novel, Janet Benton.
1883 Philadelphia and a young unmarried woman gives birth and chooses to keep her baby.
The conqueror's queen, Joanna Courtney.
William of Normandy is a rough man but what more can you expect of an illegitimate son trying to muscle his way into a dukedom? After a violent start to their courtship, Mathilda of Flanders discovers William to be a man of unexpected sensitivity, driven by two goals: to prove himself by becoming a great ruler and to build a warm and secure family.
The other Hoffmann sister, Ben Fergusson.
For Ingrid Hoffmann the story of her sister's disappearance began in their first weeks in Southwest Africa. Ingrid Hoffmann has always felt responsible for her sister Margarete and when their family moves to German Southwest Africa in 1902, her anxieties only increase.
Crimson and bone, Marina Fiorato.
London 1853 and prostitute Annie Stride is going to commit suicide on Waterloo Bridge but is rescued by a painter.
Land of golden wattle, J.H. Fletcher.
1826, Van Diemen's Land When her father dies in a duel, 17-year-old Emma Tregellas is left with limited funds and at the mercy of her odious guardian. Faced with the prospect of being forced into marriage with a man she detests, she enlists the help of her true love, Ephraim Dark, who assists her to escape to faraway Van Diemen's Land.
The Jane Austen Project, Kathleen A. Flynn.
Two researchers from the future are sent back in time to meet Jane Austen and recover a suspected unpublished novel.
Heloise, Mandy Hager.
Heloise has an exceptional mind. In her determination to pursue learning rather than marriage or life as a cloistered nun, her path inevitably crosses with Peter Abelard, the celebrity philosopher, theologian and master at Paris' famed Cathedral School.
The children of Jocasta, Natalie Haynes.
Reimagining of the Oedipus and Antigone story told from the perspectives of the women the myths overlooked.
First of the Tudors, Joanna Hickson.
Jasper Tudor, son of Queen Catherine and her second husband, Owen Tudor, has grown up far from the intrigue of the royal court. But after he and his brother Edmund are summoned to London, their half-brother, King Henry VI, takes a keen interest in their future.
Dunstan : one man will change the fate of England, Conn Iggulden.
A one-off tale from this author that brings the world of 10th century Britain to life.
The prophets of Eternal Fjord, Kim Leine
Newly ordained priest sails to Greenland in 1787 to convert the Inuit people into the Danish church. This novel was an award winner.
Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves, Rachel Malik.
Woman leaves husband and children to become a land girl on a farm. Based on the true story of the author's grandmother.
The wild air, Rebecca Mascull.
In Edwardian England a young woman whose great aunt comes home from Kitty Hawk develops an ambition to fly just as WWI begins. A gripping tale of love, loss and one woman following her dreams.
The shadow queen, Anne O'Brien.
The untold story of Joan of Kent, the mastermind behind the reign of child king Richard II.
The coming, David Osborne.
Sweeping historical novel of the American West that follows the life of the son of explorer William Clark.
The most beautiful woman in Florence : a story of Botticelli, Alyssa Palombo.
In 15th Century Italy, a girl as beautiful as Simonetta Cattaneo never wants for marriage proposals. When Marco Vespucci, a handsome young man, highly favoured by the Medici in Florence, asks for her hand, she eagerly accepts.
The river sings, Sandra Leigh Price.
London, 1825: Eglantine has always had an eye for the shine. Born the same day as the young princess destined to be queen, Eglantine has an altogether different path ahead of her, strewn with the glittering waste of her father's ambitions.
The Walworth beauty, Michele Roberts
The lives of women in Victorian London. If you enjoy the novels by Emma Donoghue, Kate Atkinson and Sarah Waters, try this.
Fortune's son, Jennifer Scoullar.
Can one man's revenge become his redemption? Young Luke Tyler has everything going for him- brains, looks and a larrikin charm that turns heads. The future appears bright, until he defends his sister from the powerful Sir Henry Abbot.
The mercury visions of Louis Daguerre, Dominic Smith.
When the vision came, he was in the bathtub. So begins the madness of Louis Daguerre. In 1847, after a decade of using poisonous mercury vapors to cure his daguerreotype images, his mind is plagued by delusions.
Midnight blue, Simone van der Vlugt
1654. Following the death of her young husband, Catrin Barentsdochter takes a job as a housekeeper in Amsterdam. The city is flourishing, and as she assists her mistress with painting lessons she dreams of developing her own skill as an artist.


Skitter, Ezekiel Boone.
Tens of millions of people around the world are dead. Half of China is a nuclear wasteland. Mysterious flesh eating spiders are marching through Los Angeles, Oslo, Delhi, Rio de Janeiro, and countless other cities.
The devil hates Latin, Katherine Galgano.
An African is elected Pope as the Barque of Peter encounters heavy seas. Everywhere, the Faith and the West are in decline. Ominously, occult practices have corrupted the elites, the media and powerful men in the Church.
Ararat, Christopher Golden.
When a newly engaged couple climbs Mount Ararat in Turkey, an avalanche forces them to seek shelter inside a massive cave uncovered by the snow fall. The cave is actually an ancient, buried ship that many quickly come to believe is really Noah's Ark.
The keep, F. Paul Wilson.
Something is murdering my men. Thus reads the message received from a Nazi commander stationed in a small castle high in remote Transylvania.


Death sits down to dinner, Tessa Arlen.
A light Edwardian mystery set in London.
Love like blood, Mark Billingham.
DI Nicola Tanner needs Tom Thorne's help. Her partner, Susan, has been brutally murdered.
Dead woman walking, Sharon Bolton.
Just before dawn in the hills near the Scottish border, a man murders a young woman. At the same time, a hot-air balloon crashes out of the sky. There's just one survivor. She's seen the killer's face but he's also seen hers.
Want you gone, Chris Brookmyre.
Sam Morpeth has had to grow up way too fast, left to fend for a younger sister with learning difficulties when their mother goes to prison and watching her dreams of university evaporate. But Sam learns what it is to be truly powerless when a stranger begins to blackmail her online, drawing her into a trap she may not escape alive.
Don't let go, Michel Bussi
Martial and Liane Bellion are enjoying the perfect moment with their six-year-old daughter. Turquoise skies, clear water, palm trees, a warm breeze. Then Liane Bellion disappears.
The quiet man, James Carol.
What scares you? Ex-FBI profiler, Jefferson Winter is in Berlin, hunting down a serial killer who terrorises his victims by bringing them face to face with their greatest fears. So far, three women have been abducted and murdered.
Heat storm, Richard Castle.
Nikki Heat and Derrick Storm team up for the first time to save Nikki's mother, Cynthia, who has been in hiding (and presumed dead) for 17 years.
Shadows on the lake, Giovanni Cocco
A new atmospheric Italian mystery novel set in Lake Como, introducing the clever and captivating Inspector Stefania Valenti.
What Alice knew, T. A. Cotterell.
Bristol-set psychological thriller about a portrait painter whose husband begins to behave very strangely.
The rule of fear, Luke Delaney.
Sergeant Jack King is back on active duty after months off following a violent encounter. On the Met's promotional fast-track scheme, King is headed straight for the top, but policing the streets is where his heart truly lies. Tasked with cleaning up the notorious Grove Wood estate, King is determined to rise to the challenge.
Murder is for keeps, Elizabeth J. Duncan.
Local artist and amateur sleuth is on a new case at a neglected grand house.
If you knew her, Emily Elgar.
When Cassie Jensen arrives on the intensive care ward in St Catherine's hospital, Alice Marlowe the chief nurse, is fascinated by this young, beautiful woman who strikes her as familiar and yet she doesn't know why. But then Alice is astonished to discover something about Cassie that she has been keeping secret from everyone, including her devoted husband and family.
Rhyming rings, David Gemmell.
An ambidextrous killer is raping and murdering women, leaving virtually no evidence behind, and struggling journalist Jeremy Miller wishes he was covering the case.
Murder, stage left : a Nero Wolfe mystery, Robert Goldsborough.
When a renowned theatre director senses something amiss during his latest production, he calls in Nero Wolfe.
Exit strategy, Steve Hamilton.
Followup to the bestselling "The second life of Nick Mason."
The lake, Lotte Hammer
In the Danish series featuring Konrad Simonsen.
House of bones, Annie Hauxwell.
1961. In the drawing room of an imposing Hong Kong residence, a British lord brutally assaults a young Chinese boy. His grandson watches, helpless. But he will never forget.
The second stage of grief, Katherine Hayton.
A false accusation. A brutal murder. Can Ngaire find a killer before he finds her? New Zealand murder mystery.
Frost in midnight, James Henry.
August, 1983. Denton is preparing for a wedding. Detective Sergeant Waters should be on top of the world with less than a week to go until he marries Kim Myles. But the Sunday before the big day, instead of a run-through with his best man, the church is sealed off.
Shot in Southwold, Suzette A. Hill.
1960. Lady Fawcett is eager to vet her daughter Amy's current beau, aspiring film director Bartholomew Hackle, who is shooting his first major movie in the charming Suffolk town of Southwold.
You will pay, Lisa Jackson.
It starts as a prank a way to blow off steam after a long summer at Camp Horseshoe. Among the teen counsellors, tensions and hormones are running high. No wonder the others agree when Jo-Beth Chancellor suggests they scare Monica O'Neal a little or a lot. Monica has it coming, and no one will really get hurt. What could go wrong?
The killer on the wall, Emma Kavanagh.
Cumbrian community is rocked by three murders then, 15 years later, the case continues.
The second sister, Claire Kendal.
Psychological thriller about a woman whose sister disappears and her quest to find out why and where.
The day she disappeared, Christobel Kent.
Have you ever had that sense that you're being watched? And you turn, suddenly, but it's just a curtain, blowing in the wind? Or the dress hanging in the doorway? Nat knows something's wrong. Her best friend, Beth, would never have upped and left without saying goodbye to her. But no one believes that Beth was taken.
The strange disappearance of a Bollywood star, Vaseem Khan.
The enchanting new Baby Ganesh Agency novel sees Inspector Chopra and his elephant sidekick investigating the dark side of Bollywood.
The choice, Samantha King.
Suspense tale (if you liked "The widow" & "The couple next door") about a woman who has to make a choice: which of her children will die.
The friend, Dorothy Koomson.
What secrets would you kill to keep? After her husband's big promotion, Cece Solarin arrives in Brighton with their three children, ready to start afresh. But their new neighbourhood has a deadly secret.
Purged, Peter Laws.
First in a new crime series about an ex-minister who helps the police solve a religiously motivated crime.
Four later novels, Elmore Leonard
Four hardboiled novels from America's modern master of crime fiction, edited by Leonard's long-term employee, researcher and friend.
The white road, Sarah Lots.
Mix of horror, suspense and mystery where a caving trip in Wales goes viral on the net.
Lola, Melissa Scrivner Love.
Debut crime thtiller about a tough woman who is girlfriend to a gang leader in Los Angeles.
The Irregular : a different class of spy, H.B. Lyle.
London 1909: The British Empire seems invulnerable. But Captain Vernon Kell, head of counter-intelligence at the War Office, knows better. In Russia, revolution; in Germany, an arms race; in London, the streets are alive with foreign terrorists.
The body in the ice, A. J. MacKenzie.
Historical mystery debut by Anglo-Canadian husband/wife team which features a clergyman and his friend Amelia as sleuths.
You don't know me, Imran Mahmood.
An unnamed defendant stands accused of murder. Just before the Closing Speeches, the young man sacks his lawyer, and decides to give his own defence speech. He tells us that his barrister told him to leave some things out. Sometimes, the truth can be too difficult to explain, or believe.
Devil's breath, G. M. Malliet.
Sixth in the Max Tudor series.
Everything but the truth, Gillian McAllister.
Pregnant woman inadvertently sees an e-mail sent to her boyfriend and realises he's lied about his past. What is he hiding?
Scared to death, Kate Medina.
Second in series featuring psychologist Jessie Flynn who struggles with a dark past.
Mayan mendacity : Dr Pimms, intermillennial sleuth, L.J.M. Owen.
Dr Elizabeth Pimms has a new puzzle. What is the story behind the tiny skeletons discovered on a Guatemalan island? And how do they relate to an ancient Mayan queen?
Quicksand, Malin Persson Giolito.
A mass shooting has taken place at a prep school in Stockholm's wealthiest suburb. The author is a lawyer who has worked for the European Commission in Brussels.
The ultimatum, Karen Robards.
Bianca St. Ives is smart, talented and beautiful. She's also a high-end thief, a master manipulator, a card shark, and a genius of disguise.
Day of the dead, Mark Roberts.
A vigilante killer spreads terror in Merseyside in the third gripping thriller starring Liverpool DCI Eve Clay.
Monster in the closet, Karen Rose.
Private Investigator Clay Maynard locates missing children for clients, but has nearly given up hope of finding his own daughter, cruelly stolen from him by his ex-wife 23 years ago.
Sidney Chambers and the persistence of love, James Runcie.
It is May 1971 and the Cambridgeshire countryside is bursting into summer. Attending to his paternal duties, Archdeacon Sidney Chambers is walking in the woods with his daughter Anna and their aging Labrador Byron when they stumble upon a body.
The city of lies, Michael Russell.
Dublin 1940. An IRA attempt to capture the British diplomatic bag on its way from Ireland to England leaves two Guards dead on the streets of
Sympathy for the devil, William Shaw.
Detective Sergeant Cathal Breen knows the sight of the murdered prostitute will be with him all his life. But this is what he does: he finds killers. Set in 1960s England.
Falling creatures, Katherine Stansfield.
Cornwall, 1844. On a lonely moorland farm not far from Jamaica Inn, farmhand Shilly finds love in the arms of Charlotte Dymond. But Charlotte has many secrets, possessing powers that cause both good and ill.
Testimony, Scott Turow.
Bill ten Boom has walked out on everything he thought was important to him: his career, his wife, Kindle County, even his country. Still, when he is tapped to examine the disappearance of an entire Gypsy refugee camp unsolved for ten years he feels drawn to what will become the most elusive case of his career.
Invisible dead, Sam Wiebe.
Introduces a new series from Vancouver author that features a an ex-cop turned private ye.
The mourner, Susan Wilkins.
If she can't get justice, will she settle for vengeance? Kaz Phelps has escaped her brother and her criminal past to become an anonymous art student in Glasgow. But can life under the witness protection scheme ever give her the freedom she craves?
In this grave hour, Jacqueline Winspear.
When listeners last heard Maisie Dobbs, it was 1938, and the world was on the brink of war. Maisie herself was on a dangerous mission inside Nazi Germany, where she encountered an old enemy and the Fuhrer himself. In In This Grave Hour, a year has passed, and Maisie is back home in England yet neither she nor her nation is safe.
The follower, Koethi Zan.
Julie has the perfect life. Kind boyfriend, loving parents, good grades. Everything ahead of her. Until the night she runs into trouble while waiting alone.

New Zealand Fiction

Alignment, Tracy Chollet.
Life. Death. Love. Letters. All Saints 1986. Three destinies converge at the mysterious standing stones of Carnac, France. For Isabeau Martin, the standing stones were the silent companions of her lonely childhood. Now, twenty years later, returning to Carnac to take up the position of Deputy Postmaster, Isabeau is once again drawn back to the stones.
Southern gold : survival and desire in a raw new land, Jude Thomas.
Historical fiction set in Dunedin and Central Otago during the gold rush period. It spans 1858 - 1876.


Falling for the foster mum, Karin Baine.
The marriage contract, Kat Cantrell.
English Rose for the Sicilian doc, Annie Claydon.
The innocent's shameful secret, Sara Craven.
Falling for the rebel princess, Ellie Darkins.
Catch me if you Cannes, Lisa Dickenson.
Jess has decided it's time to get out of her comfort zone and live a little. So when her best friend Bryony, a journalist on a gossip magazine, is sent to cover the Cannes Film Festival, Jess decides to seize the day and go along for the ride.
Shadow reaper, Christine Feehan.
The Italian's vengeful seduction, Bella Frances.
Daughter of the Murray, Darry Fraser.
Blackmailed down the aisle, Louise Fuller.
His shy Cinderella, Kate Hardy.
Mummy, nurse duchess?, Kate Hardy.
The forced bride of Alazar, Kate Hewitt.
The thing about love, Julie James.
The sheikh's bought wife, Sharon Kendrick.
The magnate's tempestuous marriage, Miranda Lee.
Bound by the Sultan's baby, Carol Marinelli.
Miracle for the neurosurgeon, Lynne Marshall.
Triplets for the Texan, Janice Maynard.
Claimed by the wealthy magnate, Nina Milne.
Worth fighting for, Mary-Anne O'Connor.
It happens in the Hamptons, Holly Peterson.
When she arrives in the Hamptons for the summer, hoping for a fresh start for her and her son, Katie Doyle, exploring a new love affair with a wealthy investor, soon discovers that Southampton is not all that it seems to be, as she becomes submerged in a world of betrayal.
The good woman, Jane Porter.
Meg Brennan Roberts, a successful publicist, doting mother, loyal wife and self-proclaimed good woman starts to feel burned out and empty until a proclamation of desire from her handsome boss makes her question every decision she's ever made.
The girl who knew too much, Amanda Quick.
Come sundown, Nora Roberts.
Conveniently wed to the Greek, Kandy Shepherd.
Di Marcello's secret son, Rachael Thomas.
Dear Banjo, Sasha Wasley.
Engaged to the doctor sheikh, Meredith Webber.
The doctor and the princess, Scarlet Wilson.


Under a Sardinian sky, Sara Alexander.
Set in post World War II Sardinia, telling a story of a star-crossed love affair between an American lieutenant and a local girl.
The mothers of Lovely Lane, Nadine Dorries.
Noleen Delaney is one of an army of night cleaners at St Angelus Hospital. Son Bryan has a good job as one of the hospital's porters' boys, but Finn has done something unheard-of and passed his Eleven Plus exam. How on earth will they pay for his books, his grammar school uniform and shoes?
Manchester Moll, Emma Hornby.
Eighteen-year-old Moll Chambers works her fingers to the bone doing all she can to support her family. With an ailing father and a wayward mother, Moll is the only one who can look after her siblings, Bo and Sissy.
One quiet woman, Anna Jacobs.
First book in the Ellindale series.
Daughter of mine, Fiona Lowe.
When your world falls apart the only person you can depend on is your sister. The three Chirnwell sisters are descended from the privileged squattocracy in Victoria's Western District but could a long-held secret threaten their family?
The girl from Simon's Bay, Barbara Mutch.
1937. Simon's Town is a vibrant and diverse community in a picturesque part of the Union of South Africa, with a Royal Navy port at the town's heart. Louise Ahrendts, daughter of a shipbuilder, nurtures the dream of becoming a nurse and in a world of unwritten, unspoken rules about colour, she has the strength to make it a reality.
Goodnight from London, Jennifer Robson.
In the summer of 1940, ambitious young American journalist Ruby Sutton gets her big break: the chance to report on the European war as a staff writer for Picture Weekly newsmagazine in London.
Congo dawn, Katherine Scholes.
You can't go back and change the past. All you have left is the future. Melbourne secretary Anna Emerson's life is turned upside down when a stranger hands her a plane ticket to the Congo.

Science Fiction

The Berlin Project, Gregory Benford.
Alternative history about the creation of the atom bomb and what might have happened in 1946.
Standard Hollywood depravity, Adam Christopher.
Begins the Raymond Electromatic series.
The stars are legion, Kameron Hurley.
Somewhere on the outer rim of the universe, a mass of decaying world-ships known as the Legion is traveling in the seams between the
Exodus, Alex Lamb.
The Photurians a hivemind of sentient AIs and machines were awakened by humanity as part of a complex political trap. But they broke free, evolved, and now the human race is almost finished.
Void star, Zachary Mason.
Not far in the future the seas have risen and the central latitudes are emptying but it's still a good time to be rich in San Francisco where weapons drones patrol the skies to keep out the multitudinous poor. Irina isn't rich, not quite, but she does have an artificial memory that gives her perfect recall, and lets her act as a medium between her various employers and their AIs, which are complex to the point of opacity.
Cold welcome, Elizabeth Moon.
Begins a new series, Vatta's Peace.
Waking gods, Sylvain Neuvel.
What's going on? Turn on the television. What channel? Any channel. An unknown vessel, not of this world, materializes in London. A colossal figure towering over the city, it makes no move. Is this a peaceful first contact or the prelude to an invasion?
From darkest skies, Sam Peters.
Five years after the murder of his wife and fellow agent Alysha, Keon Rause returns to the distant world of Magenta to resume work with the Intelligence Service. With him he brings an illegal artificial recreation of his wife, an AI built from every digital trace she left behind.
The switch, Justina Robson.
In Harmony, only model citizens are welcome. A perfect society must be maintained. The defective must be eradicated. For orphans like Nico and Twostar, this means a life that's brutal, regulated and short. But Nico and Twostar are survivors, and when they're offered a way out of the slums, they take it.
The book of Joan, Lidia Yuknavitch.
Much praised SF tale that has a reimagined Joan of Arc ready to save a world ravaged by war, greed and violence.


The Gunsmoke corral of great Western stories, Jon Tuska and Vicki Piekarski.
Gunman's goal, Max Brand.
Men beyond the law, Max Brand.
Outlaws all, Max Brand.
The wolf strain, Max Brand.
The Tombstone conspiracy, Tim Champlin.
Wayfaring strangers, Tim Champlin.
Doc Holliday's gone, Jane Candia Coleman.
I, Pearl Hart, Jane Candia Coleman.
The O'Keefe empire, Jane Candia Coleman.
The adventures of Hawke Travis, Eli Colter.
Three killers, Eli Colter.
Death waits at Dakins Station, Merle Constiner.
Until day breaks, Will Cook.
Until shadows fall, Will Cook.
Gunfight at Razor Edge, William R. Cox.
Trails west, Eugene Cunningham.
The Pecos Kid returns, Dan Cushman.
Claiming of the deerfoot, Peter Dawson.
Diamond Deuce, Dudley Dean.
Riders of the shadowlands, H.A. DeRosso.
White Wolf's pack, Hal Dunning.
Desperate journey, Cliff Farrell.
Ride to glory, T.T. Flynn.
The devil's lode, T.T. Flynn.
Longrider, L.L. Foreman.
Roaring River range, Arthur Henry Gooden.
The westerners, Zane Grey.
A distance of ground, Fred Grove.
Into the far mountains, Fred Grove.
Outlaws of Empty Poke, E.E. Halleran.
Red River Country, E.E. Halleran.
Lawless range, Charles Heckelmann.
The stampeders, James B. Hendryx.
Tumbleweeds : frontier stories, Will Henry.
Phantom rustlers, Francis W. Hilton.
Guns against the sun, Ray Hogan.
Stonebreaker's Ridge, Ray Hogan.
Longhorn Trail, Lauran Paine.
Desert feud, William MacLeod Raine.
Sons of the saddle, William MacLeod Raine.
Tombstone trail, Leslie Scott.
Outcasts of Picture Rocks, Cherry Wilson.
Sundown, Michael Zimmer.