Recreation

New Titles Fiction September 2015 (arrived in August 2015)

Adventure

Tom Clancy's Under fire, Grant Blackwood.
On a routine intelligence mission in Tehran, Jack Ryan, Jr., meets his oldest friend, Seth Gregory. As they part, Seth gives Jack a key and a perplexing message.
The Solomon curse, Clive Cussler and Russell Blake.
There are many rumours about the bay off Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. Some say it was the site of the lost empire of the Solomon king and that great treasure lies beneath the waters. Others say terrible things happened here, atrocities and disappearances at the hands of cannibal giants.
Stateless, Alan Gold, Mike Jones.
Meet Shalman, a freedom-fighter-turned-peacenik and archaeologist, and his young beautiful wife, Judit, a refugee from the horrors of Stalin's USSR.
Vanishing games, Roger Hobbs.
I work alone. I may be the best thief in the world but no one will ever know a single thing about me. Well, almost no one. A lifetime ago I had a mentor, Angela. She taught me how to be a criminal, how to run a heist. And now, six years after she vanished and left me high and dry.
The flicker men, Ted Kosmatka.
Science based thriller in which a scientist shocks the world with proof of the human soul and the link between physics and theology.
Black ops, Stephen Leather.
Spider Shepherd's MI5 controller, Charlie Button, has gone rogue, using government resources to get revenge on the men who killed her husband. Spider is told to betray her.
Only to die again, Patrick Lee.
Sam Dryden takes a call from an old friend from his days in the military. Two hours later, Dryden and his former teammate smash their way in to a remote desert shack. Inside they discover four young girls, caged and threatened with death by their abductor.
Wanted, Emlyn Rees.
Hunted by 9 international Intelligence Agencies for a terrorist atrocity he did not commit, hostage negotiator Danny Shanklin is now the world's most wanted man.
Hellfire, Chris Ryan.
Third in the Danny Black series.
The Madagaskar plan, Guy Saville.
Alternative history story set ten years after Dunkirk with the island of the title a NAZI prison camp.
Ghost fleet : a novel of the next world war, P.W. Singer and August Cole.
The United States, China, and Russia eye each other across a twenty-first century version of the Cold War, which suddenly heats up at sea, on land, in the air, in outer space, and in cyberspace.

American Fiction

Two across, Jeff Bartsch.
Touching tale of trust and forgiveness when a teenage couple tie for first prize in a spelling bee and have to contend with their ambitious parents.
The readers of Broken Wheel recommend, Katarina Bivald
First novel all about reading and set in a bookshop which lets everyone find their perfect book.
Enchanted August, Brenda Bowen.
Based on the Elizabeth Von Arnim classic, "Enchanted April," and updated for its own tale of four strangers on a cottage on a remote island one August.
The girl who slept with God, Val Brelinski.
A devout girl in 1970s Idaho returns from a missionary trip to Mexico, claiming she is pregnant with God's child.
The dog master, W. Bruce Cameron.
Set against the most dramatic time in our species' history, The Dog Master tells the story of one tribe's struggle for survival and one extraordinary man's bond with a wolf — a friendship that changed humankind forever.
The home-maker, Dorothy Canfield
Although this novel first appeared in 1924, it deals in an amazingly contemporary manner with the problems of a family in which both husband and wife are oppressed and frustrated by the roles that they are expected to play.
Stepdog, Nicole Galland.
Romantic comedy about a woman, her dog, and the man who has to prove that he is good enough for both of them.
If I could turn back time, Beth Harbison.
After a diving accident, thirty-seven-year-old Ramie Phillips is waking up, transported back in time to the eve of her eighteenth birthday. Ramie's experience is the the fantasy of every woman who's ever thought, "If I could go back in time, knowing what I know now, I'd do things so differently."
Don't get me wrong, Marianne Kavanagh.
Described as a "Pride and prejudice" for the modern era where two Londoners, total opposites, come together.
Silver linings, Debbie Macomber.
Set in Cedar Cove's charming Rose Harbor Inn, Debbie Macomber's novel follows innkeeper Jo Marie and two new guests as they seek healing and comfort, revealing that every cloud has a silver lining, even when it seems difficult to find.
The color of light, Emilie Richards.
Reverend Analiese Wagner's judgment is called into question when she steps in to help a homeless family. Then Isaiah Colburn, the Catholic priest who was her mentor, reappears in her life, torn between the priesthood and his desire for a future with her.
Kitchens of the great Midwest, J. Ryan Stradal.
Young woman grows up in the Midwest and she and her father share culinary adventures on her way to becoming one of the world's top chefs.

Australian fiction

Fever of animals, Miles Allinson.
Prizewinning Australian novel about a former artist and his journey to Europe where his lack of self knowledge trips him up.
Ghost river, Tony Birch.
The river is a place of history and secrets. For Ren and Sonny, two unlikely friends, it's a place of freedom and adventure. For a group of storytelling vagrants, it's a refuge, and for the isolated daughter of a cult reverend, it's an escape.
Too many men, Lily Brett.
A middle-aged woman returns to Poland with her concentration-camp survivor father but gets mired down in her own neuroses.
The beast's garden, Kate Forsyth.
Love story set in NAZI Germany and intended as the Grimm's fairy tale of "Beauty and the Beast" in the unlikely setting.
The world without us, Mireille Juchau.
Story of secrets and survival, family and community, loss and renewal and a child who stops speaking. All the major Australian reviews were very enthusiastic about this one.
Half Moon Bay, Helene Young.
Ellie Wilding has been running from her past, but when the residents of Half Moon Bay call for help she knows it's finally time to return home. As an international photojournalist, she's used to violence in war zones, but she's shocked when it erupts in the sleepy hamlet on the north coast of New South Wales, threatening all she holds dear.

British Fiction

Early one morning, Virginia Baily.
Rome 1943: a woman watches NAZI soldiers round up Jewish ghetto dwellers when a young mother pushes her child towards her. She claims he's her nephew and takes the boy home.
Spill simmer falter wither, Sara Baume.
Middle aged and lonely man sees a one-eyed dog advertised in a charity shop window and gives it a home in this touching tale of an unlikely friendship.
Another heartbeat in the house, Kate Beaufoy
Two women living a hundred years apart. One home that binds them together.
The missing husband, Amanda Brooke.
Jo is five months pregnant with the baby she always wanted, and on the surface she has the perfect marriage to David, the love of her life. The only thing marring her happiness is the secret she's hiding from her husband.
Moving, Jenny Eclair.
Woman prepares to sell the house she's lived in for fifty years and recalls her life and the secrets she still keeps.
Man on fire, Stephen Kelman.
From the author of the much praised "Pigeon English" comes a story of faith, forgiveness and second chances in India and Britain.
The last honeytrap, Louise Lee.
Scot 'Scat' Delaney is a world famous jazz singer. He has ample opportunity to stray and his girlfriend, Alice, needs to know she can trust him. Introducing Florence Love, Private Investigator.
Two Fridays in April, Roisin Meaney.
It's Friday, April 2. Daphne Darling knows that she should be celebrating her stepdaughter, Una's 17th birthday, but it's hard, because the date also marks the one-year anniversary of her husband Finn's death.
Something to hide, Deborah Moggach.
Petra's romantic life has always been a car-crash, and even in her sixties she's still capable of getting it disastrously wrong. But then she falls in love with Jeremy, an old chum, visiting from abroad. The fatal catch? Jeremy is her best friend's husband.
The revolving door of life : a 44 Scotland Street novel, Alexander McCall Smith
Another instalment in this popular series, now running in its ninth season in The Scotsman. Anything could happen to Bertie and the gang.
No. 4 Imperial Lane, Jonathan Weisman.
From post-punk Brighton to revolutionary Angola, an incredible coming-of-age story where a young man takes a job working with a crippled man and former aristocrat and learns family secrets from Africa and Britain.

Fiction from the rest of the World

The Automobile Club of Egypt, Alaa Al Aswany
From Egypt's most popular novelist comes an absorbing and powerfully moving story of a family swept up by social unrest in post-World War II Cairo.
Confessions of the lioness, Mia Couto
My sister Silencia was the most recent victim of the lions, which have been tormenting our village for some weeks now. When Mariamar Mpepe's sister is killed by lions, her father imprisons her at home.
When the moon is low, Nadia Hashimi.
Happy middle class people find their world implodes when war breaks out and the Taliban seizes power.
Hear the wind sing ; and, Pinball, 1973 : two novels, Haruki Murakami
His first two novels available for the first time outside Japan and featuring a new introduction from the controversial and one-of-a-kind author.
A whole life, Robert Seethaler
An unusual novel about the simple life of one man. Like the superb American novel "Stoner," this tale of one man's life was a huge bestseller in Germany and has been sold elsewhere.
Bitter almonds, Lilas Taha.
An orphaned Palestinian trying to find his place in the world and a young idealistic woman in Damascus are the focus of this excellent novel about displacement, exile and family duty.
The life of a banana, PP Wong.
Xing Li is what some Chinese people call a banana — yellow on the outside and white on the inside. Although born and raised in London, she never feels like she fits in. When her mother dies, she moves with her older brother to live with venomous Grandma, strange Uncle Ho and Hollywood actress Auntie Mei.

Graphic Novel

Jojo's bizarre adventure. Part 1, Phantom blood, 03, Hirohiko Araki
The legendary Shonen Jump series, now available in English for the first time, in a deluxe edition featuring color pages and newly drawn cover art.
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Volume 5, The blood of Greyskull, Rob David, Lloyd Goldfine, Dan Abnett
Absolution. [Vol. 2], Christos Gage
The bind, William Goldsmith.
A darkly humorous tale of sibling rivalry and creative one-upmanship. It charts the rise and fall of Egret Bindings, once the most prestigious firm of bookbinders in London.
East of West. [4], Jonathan Hickman
Ultimate comics : Thor, Jonathan Hickman
Aquaman and the Others. Volume 2, Alignment Earth, Dan Jurgens
Shutter. Volume two, Way of the world, Joe Keatinge
Mind MGMT. Volume five, The eraser, Matt Kindt
Sláine. Books of invasions, Volume 1, Pat Mills, Clint Langley.
The Invisibles : the deluxe edition. Book four, Grant Morrison
Aquaman. Volume 6, Maelstrom, Jeff Parker
Monster. Volume 5, Naoki Urasawa
Judge Dredd. Dark justice, John Wagner,

Mystery

The redeemers, Ace Atkins.
He is only in his early thirties, but now Quinn Colson is jobless, voted out of office as sheriff of Tibbehah County, Mississippi, thanks to the machinations of county kingpin Johnny Stagg.
Somebody I used to know, David Bell.
When Nick Hansen sees the young woman at the grocery store, his heart stops. She is the spitting image of his college girlfriend, Marissa Minor, who died in a campus house fire twenty years earlier. But when Nick tries to speak to her, she acts skittish and rushes off.
This thing of darkness, Harry Bingham.
4th case for DC Fiona Griffiths sees her looking for links between an accident, a mystery and an unexplained suicide.
The murder road, Stephen Booth.
Ben Cooper and his team from Derbyshire Constabulary's E Division return in this gripping new page-turner from the master of the genre.
Malice at the palace, Rhys Bowen.
Lady Georgiana Rannoch won't deny that being thirty-fifth in line for the British throne has its advantages. Unfortunately, money isn't one of them. And sometimes making ends meet requires her to investigate a little royal wrongdoing.
Badlands, C.J. Box.
Twenty miles across the North Dakota border, where the scenery goes from rolling grass prairie to pipeline fields, detective Cassie Dewell has been assigned as the new deputy sheriff of Grimstad — a place people used to be from, but were never headed to.
I am Death, Chris Carter.
New standalone thriller reunites Hunter and Garcia in their most explosive case to date.
Kingdom of the strong, Tony Cavanaugh.
Darian Richards is an ex-cop, a good one. He did whatever it took to solve a crime and stop the bad guy. Whatever it took! But after sixteen years as the head of Victoria's Homicide Squad, he'd had enough of promising victims' families he'd find the answers they needed. Grim Aussie thriller.
The American, Nadia Dalbuono.
Detective Leone Scamarcio is called to an apparent suicide on the Ponte Sant Angelo, a stone's throw from Vatican City. A man is hanging from the bridge, his expensive suit suggesting yet another businessman fallen on hard times. But Scamarcio is immediately troubled by similarities with the 1982 murder of Roberto Calvi, dubbed 'God's Banker.'
Devil's bridge, Linda Fairstein.
The Manhattan waterfront is one of New York City's most magnificent vistas, boasting both the majestic Statue of Liberty and the busy George Washington Bridge. But Detective Mike Chapman is about to become far too well acquainted with the dangerous side of the Hudson river and its islands when he takes on his most personal case yet.
The last lullaby, Carin Gerhardsen
It's the call every officer dreads. Stockholm Criminal Investigator Conny S Joberg finds a mother and her two young children lying peacefully in bed, their throats coldly and efficiently cut and no signs of a struggle.
A game for all the family, Sophie Hannah.
Justine thought she knew who she was, until an anonymous caller seemed to know better. After escaping London and a career that nearly destroyed her, Justine plans to spend her days doing as little as possible in her beautiful home in Devon. Danger is everywhere.
My name is N, Robert Karjel
Jo Nesbo meets "Homeland." Author is a helicopter pilot in the Swedish Air Force.
Silent Creed, Alex Kava.
Ryder Creed and his K9 search-and-rescue dogs return in the second installment of an exciting new series, teaming up once more with FBI profiler Maggie O'Dell in their riskiest case yet.
The unexpected inheritance of Inspector Chopra, Vaseem Khan.
First in a Mumbai based detective story series featuring Inspector Ashwin Chopra.
Pretty baby, Mary Kubica.
Psychological thriller about a chance encounter and a devious web of lies.
Coming of age at the end of days, Alice LaPlante.
Never one to conform, Anna always had trouble fitting in. Earnest and willful, as a young girl she quickly learned how to hide her quirks from her parents and friends. But when, at sixteen, a sudden melancholia takes hold of her life, she loses her sense of self and purpose. Then the Goldschmidts move in next door. They're active members of a religious cult, and Anna is awestruck by both their son, Lars, and their fervent violent prophecies for the Tribulation at the End of Days.
Tenacity, J. S. Law.
When a Royal Navy submarine officer kills himself on board days after his wife's murder, Lieutenant Danielle Lewis investigates. First in a new series.
Perfect touch, Elizabeth Lowell.
A heart-racing tale in which a former soldier turned rancher and a beautiful designer race to stop a vicious killer — a battle for survival that threatens to explode in an intense and irresistible passion.
Every night I dream of hell, Malcolm Mackay.
The latest crime story from the author of the Glasgow trilogy.
Long upon the land, Margaret Maron.
On a quiet August morning, Judge Deborah Knott's father Kezzie makes a shocking discovery on a remote corner of his farm: the body of a man bludgeoned to death. Investigating this crime, Deborah's husband, Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant, soon uncovers a long-simmering hostility between Kezzie and the slain man over a land dispute
The night sister, Jennifer McMahon.
Suspense tale about the bond between sisters and the dangers of keeping secrets.
Alert, James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge.
Every New Yorker's worst nightmare is about to become a reality. New York has seen more than its fair share of horrific attacks, but the city is about to be shaken in a way it never has before. After two devastating catastrophes in quick succession, everyone is on edge.
Speaking in bones, Kathy Reichs.
Hazel 'Lucky' Strike a strident amateur detective who mines the Internet for cold cases comes to Brennan with a tape recording of an unknown girl being held prisoner and terrorized. Strike is convinced the voice is that of eighteen-year-old Cora Teague, who went missing more than three years earlier.
Close your eyes, Michael Robotham.
A mother and her teenage daughter are found murdered in a remote farmhouse, one defiled by multiple stab wounds and the other left lying like Sleeping Beauty waiting for her Prince. Reluctantly, clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin is drawn into the investigation when a former student, calling himself 'the Mindhunter', jeopardises the police inquiry by leaking details to the media.
The cellars of the majestic, Georges Simenon
Try to imagine a guest, a wealthy woman, staying at the Majestic with her husband, her son, a nurse and a governess, in a suite that costs more than a thousand francs a day. At six in the morning, she's strangled, not in her room, but in the basement locker room
We shall inherit the wind, Gunnar Staalesen
1998. Varg Veum sits by the hospital bedside of his long-term girlfriend Karin, whose life-threatening injuries provide a deeply painful reminder of the mistakes he's made. Investigating the seemingly innocent disappearance of a wind-farm inspector, Varg Veum is thrust into one of the most challenging cases of his career. Norwegian crime thriller.
Without the moon, Cathi Unsworth.
London during the long, dark days of the Blitz: a city outwardly in ruins, weakened by exhaustion and rationing. But behind the blackout, the old way of life continues and someone is murdering prostitutes.
In a dark, dark wood, Ruth Ware.
Woman is invited to a hen party by a friend she'd lost touch with. It sounds like a chance to forget the past but things then things become dangerous.
The domino killer, Neil White.
When a man is found beaten to death in a local Manchester park, Detective Constable Sam Parker is one of the investigating officers. Sam swiftly identifies the victim, but what at first looks like an open and shut case quickly starts to unravel when he realises that the victim's fingerprints were found on a knife at another crime scene.
The lure of the Moonflower : a Pink Carnation novel, Lauren Willig.
Portugal, December 1807. Jack Reid, the British agent known as the Moonflower (formerly the French agent known as the Moonflower), has been stationed in Portugal and is awaiting his new contact. He does not expect to be paired with a woman especially not the legendary Pink Carnation.

New Zealand Fiction

The pale north, Hamish Clayton.
1998, Wellington. A series of catastrophic earthquakes has left the city destroyed. Returning to the ruin from London, a New Zealand writer explores the devastation, compelled to find out for himself what has become of the city he left years ago.
A crooked rib, Judy Corbalis.
Based on the true story of Sir George Grey's disastrous and scandalous marriage. Trapped in an increasingly loveless union, Sir George and his wife, Eliza Lucy, each sought affection elsewhere.
The year of falling, Janis Freegard.
When the porcelain dolls start turning up on Selina's doorstep, she knows it's a bad sign. Shortly afterwards she embarks on an ill-judged affair with a celebrity TV chef. Both events, and the lies and untold truths at their heart, precipitate a spectacular fall from grace for high-flying graphic artist, Selina. Intriguing and very readable story of two sisters in Wellington.
Battle of Messines Road, J.K. & W.J. Moloney.
A man at the end of his life, trying to make sense of war, for a boy at the start of his. The story of how these unlikely friends find solace and together fight what they see as the unfairness of it all. A fight that culminates in a series of battles; one on Messines Road and one on Anzac Day.
Something is rotten, Adam Sarafis.
When budding writer Brent Taylor dies a horrific death in the Auckland University Library, his friend, sex worker Jade Amaro, refuses to believe it is suicide. She seeks help from Sam Hallberg, a former government advisor on terrorism, now working as a mechanic. Local crime thriller.
Greens and greys, Rosalie Sugrue.
Journey with Molly Sinclair as she recounts her 1950s childhood on the West Coast, her move to Christchurch for teacher training, drama-filled OE in the UK and Europe, and as she returns to New Zealand in the mid-1960s.
The predictions, Bianca Zander.
Gaialands, a bucolic vegan commune in the New Zealand wilderness, is the only home fifteen-year-old Poppy has ever known. It's the epitome of 1970s counterculture — a place of free love, hard work, and high ideals… at least in theory.

Romance

Sex, lies, and cruising, Cathryn Chapman.
The milliner's secret, Natalie Meg Evans.
Thrill me, Susan Mallery.
Beautiful oblivion, Jamie McGuire.
Beautiful redemption, Jamie McGuire.
Beautiful sacrifice, Jamie McGuire.
The secret sister, Brenda Novak.
The first time I saw your face, Hazel Osmond.
Who's afraid of Mr Wolfe?, Hazel Osmond.
Private scandals, Nora Roberts.

Saga & Historical

The secret son, Jenny Ackland.
Semi-historical set in Melbourne and in a Turkish village, both today and in the early part of the 20th century. Inspired by a well known rumour about Ned Kelly.
Into the lion's den, Martin Chimes.
Destinies of three families of fathers and sons — Jewish, Afrikaner and Black African — are interwoven in a tale of family, love and retribution in South Africa.
Kingmaker. Broken faith, Toby Clements.
War of the Roses action historical taking place in Northumberland. Second in the Kingmaker series.
The Ballymara Road, Nadine Dorries.
On Christmas morning 1963 fifteen-year-old Kitty Doherty gives birth in a hostile Irish convent. Kitty knows her beautiful baby boy presents a huge danger to her family's Catholic community back in Liverpool's Four Streets. When her baby is adopted by a wealthy family in Chicago, Kitty considers the problem solved…
Kit, Marina Fiorato.
Dublin 1702 and a woman runs a successful alehouse with her husband. When he disappears, taken for a soldier, she has to travel to Italy to find him.
A memory of violets : a novel of London's flower sellers, Hazel Gaynor.
Step into the world of Victorian London, where wealth and poverty exist side by side. This is the story of two long-lost sisters, whose lives take different paths, and the young woman who will be transformed by their experiences.
The taming of the Queen, Philippa Gregory.
Kateryn Parr, a thirty-year-old widow in a secret affair with a new lover, has no choice when a man old enough to be her father who has buried four wives — King Henry VIII — commands her to marry him.
The secret years, Barbara Hannay.
Some family secrets are best set free. When Lucy Hunter stumbles upon her grandfather Harry's World War II memorabilia, she finds a faded photograph of a stunning young woman known simply as 'George' and a series of heartfelt letters.
The lion of Mistra, James Heneage.
Third in "Mistra Chronicles", an epic historical series about the quest for a powerful relic which could save the endangered Byzantine Empire.
The marriage of opposites, Alice Hoffman.
A forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro, the Father of Impressionism.
Sword of honour, David Kirk.
Second in his Samurai series about a great warrior who is defeated and then questions his role while protecting himself from an enemy bent on killing him.
The Kelly sisters, Maureen Lee.
It's 1925 and Patricia, Tara and Aideen couldn't be more excited about leaving Dublin with their father and heading for a new life in Liverpool. Yet it soon becomes clear that all is not as it seems.
No place to hide, Susan Lewis.
Why has Justine Cantrell suddenly changed her name, abandoned the husband and family she loves and a successful business to start a new life in a place many thousands of miles away? There isn't a man involved, but there is a terrible secret that she must hide from her new friends and neighbours as securely as she needs to hide herself from those she's left behind.
Good hope road, Sarita Mandanna.
At the outset of the Great War in 1914, New England Yankee James Stonebridge and Louisiana native Obadiah Nelson volunteer with the French Foreign Legion. They are among a handful of Americans who did so, young men lured by the chance of adventure and of upholding all-American values.
Song of the sea maid, Rebecca Mascull.
Dawnay Price is an educated foundling and woman of science who travels to Portugal to make discoveries.
Circling the sun, Paula McLain.
The story of Beryl Markham, the British-born Kenyan aviator and author.
Songs of love and war, Santa Montefiore.
West Cork, Ireland, 1900. The year marks the start of a new century, and the birth of three very different women.
Newport, Jill Morrow.
Atmospheric tale set in the glamorous Newport of the Roaring Twenties with social satire and scandal to the fore.
The Sunnyvale girls, Fiona Palmer.
Three generations of Stewart women share a deep connection to their family farm, but a secret from the past threatens to tear them apart.
The gods of tango, Carolina De Robertis.
1913 and the story of a young woman whose passion for the tango leads to a change of life and sexuality.
Winterstoke, L. T. C. Rolt.
The story of the visionary work done by a famed pioneer in the preservation of the British canal networks and railways, a man who was a forerunner of the green movement.
Country, Danielle Steel.
After the death of her husband, Stephanie Adams, a devoted stay-at-home mother, meets country music megastar Chase Taylor, who opens his whole world to her.
Under Tiberius, Nick Tosches.
Story of crime and deceit involving the man who came to be called Jesus Christ. A deliberately blasphemous account that is not likely to appeal to religious readers.
A long trail rolling, Lizzi Tremayne.
Seventeen year old Aleksandra, trained in the Cossack arts from infancy by her father, finds herself alone and running to prevent her Pa's killer from obtaining a secret coveted by the Russian Czar, one which could alter the forces of power in Europe.
Orphan #8, Kim van Alkemade.
An interesting debut in the vein of Sarah Waters and inspired by real events where a woman is subjected to dangerous medical experiments in a New York orphanage in the early years of the 20th century.
The other daughter, Lauren Willig.
Raised in a poor yet genteel household, Rachel Woodley is working in France as a governess when she receives news that her mother has suddenly died. Grief-stricken, she returns to the small town in England where she was raised to clear out the cottage and finds a cutting from a London society magazine, with a photograph of her supposedly deceased father dated all of three months before.

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror

Power surge, Ben Bova.
Dr. Jake Ross, the science advisor to a newly elected freshman senator, must figure out how Washington really works when his comprehensive energy plan runs afoul of special interests, cynical bureaucrats, and a powerful U.S. senator.
Carnal sin, Allison Brennan.
Santa Louisa is still reeling from the lethal rampage of the demon Envy, one of the Seven Deadly Sins released from Hell by black magic.
The long way to a small, angry planet, Becky Chambers.
Debut space opera about a member of a spaceship going off to a distant planet.
The eternal world, Christopher Farnsworth.
Five hundred years ago, a group of Spanish conquistadors land in the New World, searching for gold. What they find is a treasure far more valuable: the Fountain of Youth. The Spaniards slaughter the Native American tribe that guards the precious liquid that will keep the conquistadors young for centuries. But one of them escapes.
The first confessor : the legend of Magda Searus, Terry Goodkind.
Married to the powerful leader of her people, safe among those gifted with great ability, Magda Searus is protected from a distant world descending into war. But when her husband, a man who loved life and loved her, unexpectedly commits suicide, she suddenly finds herself alone.
From a drood to a kill, Simon R. Green.
The ninth in the Secret Histories series.
Crooked, Austin Grossman.
Reimagines the cold war as an epic battle against the occult waged by the ultimate American anti-hero Richard Nixon.
The rise of the automated aristocrats : a Burton & Swinburne adventure, Mark Hodder.
Sir Richard Francis Burton's expedition has returned from the future, bringing with it knowledge of technologies that must remain secret if history is to proceed as it should.
The good, the bad, and the smug, Tom Holt.
Witty fantasy with appeal to fans of Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams.
Killing pretty, Richard Kadrey.
Sandman Slim investigates Death's death in this hip, propulsive urban fantasy through a phantasmagoric LA rife with murder, mayhem, and magic.
Dragonbane, Sherrilyn Kenyon.
The latest in her Dark-Hunter series.
Roboteer, Alex Lamb.
Fast moving space opera debut with emphasis on cutting edge science. If you like Peter F. Hamilton and Alastair Reynolds, this should appeal.
The Devil's bag man, Adam Mansbach.
Locked in a Mexican jail for a crime he did not commit, Jess Galvan makes a devil's bargain to escape only to confront the hellish challenges of having his mind and body possessed by the five-hundred-year-old ghost of an Aztec priest.
The end of all things, John Scalzi.
Humans expanded into space only to find a universe populated with multiple alien species bent on their destruction. Thus was the Colonial Union formed, to protect us from a hostile universe.
Skin, Ilka Tampke.
Imaginative debut which mixes history and fantasy in Britain A.D. 43. Has been described as a "Clan of the cave bear" style genre mix.