New Titles Fiction February 2020 (arrived in January 2020)


Zero, Marc Elsberg
When a teenager is shot dead after chasing a criminal in the street, investigating journalist Cynthia Bonsant is led to the popular social media platform Freemee. But there is someone who warns against its evils: Zero, the world's most-wanted activist, known for exposing toxic truths behind social media giants.
Aftershock, Adam Hamdy
Having survived the lethal Pendulum conspiracy, photographer John Wallace atones for his past mistakes. DI Patrick Bailey clings to the hope that he can, at last, return to a normal life in London. FBI investigator, Christine Ash, alone and paranoid, hunts down the remaining members of the ruthless fanatical Foundation.
Freefall, Adam Hamdy
Eight months after confronting Pendulum, John Wallace is losing himself in a dangerous warzone in a misguided attempt at penance for what he has done. But an assassination attempt makes Wallace realise that he has once again been targeted for death.
Pendulum, Adam Hamdy
An everyman is targeted for death by a serial killer in this high-concept, searing novel that looks at the way that we now live our lives.
The accomplice, Joseph Kanon
Seventeen years after the fall of the Third Reich, Max Weill has never forgotten the atrocities he saw as a prisoner at Auschwitz nor the face of Dr Otto Schramm, a camp doctor who worked with Mengele on appalling experiments and who sent Max's family to the gas chambers.
The Malta escape, Chris Kuzneski
While visiting the scenic country of Malta, Jonathon Payne and David Jones bump into an old friend, who has come to the islands to search for a long-lost treasure of the Knights Hospitallers, an organization that dates back to the First Crusade in 1099 AD. When Ivan Volkov the ruthless leader of a Russian crime syndicate is betrayed, he is willing to do anything to get retribution.
Dark web : a novel, written by Jerome Preisler
The number one threat to our nation's security is in cyberspace. The new US president wants to tackle the urgent problem head-on and launches a top secret line of defense: Net Force. But before the organization can be announced, the country is hit by an unprecedented, two-pronged terror attack.
36 Righteous Men, Steven Pressfield
When detectives James Manning and Covina 'Dewey' Duwai are called in to investigate a series of bizarre murders, they make a shocking discovery: the legend of the hidden righteous ones, the 36 who preserve the world from destruction, is no legend at all. They are real, and they are being murdered.
Beyond recall, Gerald Seymour
Gary 'Gaz' Baldwin is a watcher, not a killer. Operating with a special forces unit deep in Syria, he is to sit in a hide, observe a village, report back and leave. But the appalling atrocity he witnesses will change his life forever. Before long, he is living as a handyman on the Orkney islands, far from Syria, far from the army, not far enough from the memories that have all but destroyed him.


Secrets of the chocolate house, Paula Brackston
After her adventures in the seventeenth century, Xanthe does her best to settle back into the rhythm of life in Marlborough. She tells herself she must forget about Samuel and leave him in the past where he belongs. With the help of her new friends, she does her best to move on, focusing instead on the success of her and Flora's antique shop.
Powers truth, Gemma Farley
Aruna, the world of mortals, is recovering from the aftermath of a civil war. What the people had not expected from the civil war was to discover that gods still existed and that it would be a single god who would save them. Kristy, a powerful telepath, works hard to lead the people forward in this new age of peace and gods, but it will be the test of her heart that will be the hardest of all.
The stolen god, Gemma Farley
Aruna and Paruna are mythical places, peopled by the Powered classes and the Technician classes. High above, the Gods are watching. Gemma Farley tells an intriguing tale of mortals and gods. In the skies above, treachery in the royal family leads to the theft of a royal twin. In Aruna Kristy and Marcie are training to become qualified Masters in the Powered community.
A longer fall, Charlaine Harris
Lizbeth Rose is hired onto a new crew for a seemingly easy protection job, transporting a crate into Dixie, just about the last part of the former United States of America she wants to visit. But what seemed like a straight-forward job turns into a massacre as the crate is stolen.
The ten thousand doors of January, Alix E. Harrow
In the early 1900s, a young woman embarks on a fantastical journey of self-discovery after finding a mysterious book in this captivating and lyrical debut. In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she feels little different from the artifacts that decorate the halls.
Ness, Robert Macfarlane & Stanley Donwood
Somewhere on a salt-and-shingle island, inside a ruined concrete structure known as The Green Chapel, a figure called The Armourer is leading a black mass with terrible intent. But something is coming to stop him. Five more-than-human forms are traversing land, sea and time towards The Green Chapel, moving towards the point where they will converge and become Ness.
Constance Verity saves the world, A. Lee Martinez
In her Last Adventure, Connie successfully became an ordinary person. People warned her it would be boring, and they were right. That's exactly why Connie loves it. But there's an Adventurer-shaped hole in the cosmos now, and a lot of interested parties eager to fill it.
Gil's all fright diner, A. Lee Martinez
Welcome to Gil's All Night Diner, where zombie attacks are a regular occurrence and you never know what might be lurking in the freezer. Duke and Earl are just passing through Rockwood County in their pickup truck when they stop at the diner for a quick bite to eat.
Laughter at the academy, Seanan McGuire
From fairy tale forest to gloomy gothic moor, from gleaming epidemiologist's lab to the sandy shores of Neverland, Seanan McGuire's short fiction has been surprising, delighting, confusing, and transporting her readers since 2009. Now, for the first time, that fiction has been gathered together in one place, ready to be enjoyed one twisting, tangled tale at a time.
The pursuit of William Abbey, Claire North
South Africa, 1884. William Abbey, an English doctor, watches white colonists lynch a Zulu child. As the boy dies, his mother curses William: wherever he goes, the shadow of her son will follow him. It will never stop, never rest. It can cross oceans and mountains. And if it catches him, the person he loves most in the world will die...
Dawn of wonder, Jonathan Renshaw
When a high-ranking officer gallops into the quiet Mistyvales, he brings a warning that shakes the countryfolk to their roots. But for Aedan, a scruffy young adventurer with veins full of fire and a head full of ideas, this officer is not what he seems.
The rise of Magicks, Nora Roberts
Fallon Swift has spent all her life preparing for this moment. No longer can she stand by whilst her fellow Magicks are hunted by the fanatical Purity Warriors or rounded up and experimented on by the government. Fallon must follow her destiny to restore the magical shield that once protected them all.
Flamebringer : a Heartstone novel, Elle Katharine White
Tristan Wydrick, sworn enemy of House Daired, is back from the dead. Possessed by a ghast and sharing its shadowy unlife, he commands not only the soul-sucked ghastradi, but also the monstrous Tekari forces bent on Arle's destruction. As their enemies begin amassing, desperate Arleans look to their greatest defenders.


PS, I love you, Cecelia Ahern
Devoted to her husband, Gerry, Holly has always depended on him to keep her going and is lost when she loses him to brain cancer, until a package arrives containing ten envelopes filled with practical and impractical advice for carrying on her life.
The other's gold, Elizabeth Ames
Assigned to the same suite during their freshman year at Quincy-Hawthorn College, Lainey, Ji Sun, Alice, and Margaret become inseparable. Throughout college years and afterwords, each makes a terrible mistake: the Accident, the Accusation, the Kiss, and the Bite.
The new collected short stories, Jeffrey Archer
Things can only get better, David M. Barnett
For elderly churchwarden Arthur Calderbank, there's no place like home. His home just so happens to be a graveyard.He keeps himself to himself, gets on with his job, and visits his wife everyday for a chat. When one day he finds someone else has been to see his wife and has left flowers on her grave he is determined to solve the mystery of who and why.
Molloy, Samuel Beckett
'Molloy' is Samuel Beckett's best-known novel, and his first published work to be written in French. It brings a world into existence with finicking certainties, at the tip of whoever is holding the pencil, and trades larger uncertainties with the reader.
The unnamable, Samuel Beckett
Like a great horned owl in an aviary, the unnamable narrator so named because he knows not who he may be sits nowhere and speaks of previous selves ('all these Murphys, Molloys, and Malones do not fool me') as so many diversions from the need to stop speaking altogether.
Snowdrops on Rosemary Lane, Ellen Berry
Last winter she had a plan. Lucy fell in love with tumbledown Rosemary Cottage as a child. So thirty years on, when she loses her city job and discovers the cottage is for sale, it feels like fate. She'll raise her children in Burley Bridge and transform the cottage into a B&B with her husband.
The secret guests : a novel, Benjamin Black
Ahead of the German Blitz during World War II, English parents from every social class sent their children to the countryside for safety, displacing more than three million young offspring. In The Secret Guests, the British royal family takes this evacuation a step further, secretly moving the princesses to the estate of the Duke of Edenmore in "neutral" Ireland.
The other Windsor girl : a novel of Princess Margaret, royal rebel, Georgie Blalock
Springing into post-World War II society, and quite naughty and haughty, Princess Margaret lived in a whirlwind of fame and notoriety. She sparkles in the company of her glittering entourage of wealthy young aristocrats known as the Margaret Set, but can she be a dutiful princess while still dazzling the world on her own terms?
The Gulf : a novel, Belle Boggs
Marianne is in a slump: barely able to support herself by teaching, not making progress on her poetry, about to lose her Brooklyn apartment. When her novelist ex- fiance, Eric, and his venture capitalist brother, Mark, offer her a job directing a low-residency school for Christian writers at a motel they've inherited on Florida's Gulf Coast, she can't come up with a reason to say no.
Mirror, mirror, Paula Byrne
She was the most beautiful woman in the world. Discovered in a Berlin cabaret in the roaring twenties, she is brought to the glamour of Los Angeles. She becomes a superstar of the silver screen and Hollywood's darling, but nothing perfect lasts forever. The cost of beauty is always high, for those who have it and those who live in its shadow.
Beyond the horizon : a novel, Ella Carey
At the height of World War II, Eva Scott's dream comes true. Accepted into the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), she leaves balmy California and the man she loves for grueling training Texas, ultimately landing at formidable Camp Davis in North Carolina.
From a Paris balcony, Ella Carey
Heartbroken and alone, Boston art curator Sarah West is grieving the recent deaths of her parents and the end of her marriage. Ultrasensible by nature, she's determined to stay the course to get her life back on track. But fate has something else in mind.
Metropolitan stories : a novel, Christine Coulson
Hidden behind the Picassos and Vermeers, the Temple of Dendur and the American Wing, exists another world: the hallways and offices, conservation studios, storerooms, and cafeteria that are home to the museum's devoted and peculiar staff of 2,200 people along with a few ghosts.
High society, Ben Elton
The war on drugs has been lost but for want of the courage to face the fact that the whole world is rapidly becoming one vast criminal network. From pop stars and princes to crack whores and street kids. From the Groucho Club toilets to the poppy fields of Afghanistan, we are all partners in crime.
Meltdown, Ben Elton
For amiable City trader Jimmy Corby, money was the new Rock 'n' Roll. His whole life was a party, adrenalin-charged and cocaine-fulled. If he hadn't met Monica he would probably have ended up either dead or in rehab. But Jimmy was as lucky in love as he was at betting on dodgy derivatives, so instead of burning out, his star just burned brighter than ever.
Past mortem, Ben Elton
With old friends like these, who needs enemies? It's a question short, mild-mannered detective Edward Newson is forced to ask himself having in romantic desperation logged on to the Friends Reunited website searching for the girlfriends of his youth. Newson is not the only member of the Class of '86 who has been raking over the ashes of the past.
This other Eden, Ben Elton
If the end of the world is nigh, then surely it's only sensible to make alternative arrangements. Certainly the Earth has its points, but what most people need is something smaller and more manageable. Of course there are those who say that's planetary treason, but who cares what the weirdos and terrorists think?
Humiliation : stories, Paulina Flores
Pride and disgrace. Nostalgia and revenge. Tenderness and seduction. From the dusty backstreets of Santiago and the sun-baked alleyways of impoverished fishing villages to the dark stairwells of urban apartment blocks, Paulina Flores paints an intimate picture of a world in which the shadow of humiliation, of delusion, seduction and sabotage, is never far away.
What is missing, Michael Frank
Henry Weissman is a renowned New York physician specializing in reproductive medicine who harbors a secret. He is giving a series of lectures in Florence, where he is accompanied by his nearly eighteen-year-old son, Andrew, a budding photographer who resists his father's controlling nature.
This is pleasure, Mary Gaitskill
Quin and Margot have been friends for more than twenty years. Quin is an extrovert and a sensualist who thrives on flirtation and ambiguity. He is at his happiest when encouraging intimate confidences from the women he meets. Always clear with him about the boundaries of their own relationship, until now Margot has looked on his behaviour with a mixture of ambivalence and affection.
Meet me in Monaco : a novel of Grace Kelly's royal wedding, Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb
Keynote Set in the 1950s against the backdrop of Grace Kelly's whirlwind romance and glamourous wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco, New York Times bestselling author Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb take the reader on an evocative sun-drenched journey along the Cote d'Azur in this page-turning novel of passion, fate, and second-chances.
One moment, Linda Green
Finn and Kaz are about to meet for the first time. Ten-year-old Finn, a quirky, sensitive boy who talks a lot and only eats at cafes with a 5-star hygiene rating, is having a tough time at school and home. Outspoken Kaz, 59, who has an acerbic sense of humour and a heart of gold, is working at the cafe when Finn and his mum come in. They don't know it yet, but the second time they meet will be a moment which changes both of their lives forever.
Wife after wife : karma versus redemption, Olivia Hayfield
A wickedly entertaining and utterly absorbing modern take on the life and marriages of Henry VIII, if he were a twenty-first-century womanizing media mogul rather than the king of England. Master of the universe Harry Rose is head of the Rose Corporation, number eighteen on the Forbes rich list, and recently married to wife number six.
Dancer from the dance, Andrew Holleran
Young, divinely beautiful and tired of living a lie, Anthony Malone trades life as a seemingly straight, small town lawyer for the disco-lit decadence of New York's gay scene. An unbridled world of dance parties, saunas, deserted parks and orgies at its centre Malone befriends the flamboyant queen, Sutherland, who takes this new arrival under his preened wing.
Regretting you, Colleen Hoover
Morgan Grant and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Clara, would like nothing more than to be nothing alike. Morgan is determined to prevent her daughter from making the same mistakes she did. By getting pregnant and married way too young, Morgan put her own dreams on hold. Clara doesn't want to follow in her mother's footsteps.
The matchmaker, Catriona Innes
For Caitlin Carter, love means business. She's taken matchmaking back to basics. There is no swiping left. No creepy location tracker. Definitely no unsolicited pics of areas of the anatomy no one wants to see. She's made dating great again: personal, patient and profitable.
Love, Hanne Orstavik
A single mother, Vibeke, and her son Jon, have just moved to a small, remote town in the north of Norway. It is the day before Jon's birthday, but Vibeke, preoccupied with concerns of her own, has forgotten this. With a man on her mind, she ventures to the local library and then a fairground, while Jon goes out to sell lottery tickets for his sports club.
Before the coffee gets cold, Toshikazu Kawaguchi
In a small back alley in Tokyo, there is a cafe which has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. But this coffee shop offers its customers a unique experience: the chance to travel back in time.
Isabelle in the afternoon, Douglas Kennedy
Before Isabelle I knew nothing of sex. Before Isabelle I knew nothing of freedom. Before Isabelle I knew nothing of life. Paris in the early Seventies. Sam, an American student, meets a woman in a bookshop.
This tender land : a novel, William Kent Krueger
1932, Minnesota. The Lincoln School is a pitiless place where hundreds of Native American children, forcibly separated from their parents, are sent to be educated. It is also home to an orphan named Odie O'Banion, a lively boy whose exploits earn him the superintendent's wrath.
The book of laughter and forgetting, Milan Kundera
A book about laughter and forgetting, about forgetting and about Prague, about Prague and about the angels.
The atlas of reds and blues, Devi S. Laskar
When a woman known only as Mother moves her family from Atlanta to its wealthy suburbs, she discovers that neither the times nor the people have changed since her childhood in a small Southern town. Despite the intervening decades, Mother is met with the same questions: Where are you from?
Delayed rays of a star, Amanda Lee Koe
When a photographer captures Marlene Dietrich, Anna May Wong and Leni Riefenstahl in one frame at a party in Berlin in 1928, no one realizes the extent to which their lives will reflect the tumultuous decades that follow. Marlene crosses the Atlantic to find fame in Hollywood, the town that eats out of the palm of her hand till her wrinkles begin to show.
Primordial soup, Christine Leunens
Novels about young girls and food problems don't usually make for light reading and frequently border on the depressing. This one has barely a serious note in it. Mealtimes at Kate Lester's house are not an enjoyable experience. The culinary creations of her Lithuanian mother range from the undesirable to the disgusting.
That's what frenemies are for : a novel, Sophie Littlefield and Lauren Gershell
A Manhattan socialite turns her spin instructor into a fitness superstar to impress her friends. But can she keep her little project under control? Or has she created a monster? Julia Summers seems to have it all: a Fifth Avenue apartment, a successful husband, and two adorable children attending the best private school in the city.
Belfast gate, Tony Macaulay
It's Belfast in 2019 and despite more than twenty years of peace, scores of so-called peace walls continue to separate Catholic and Protestant neighbourhoods. Jean Beattie's grief turns to anger when police refuse to open the peace gate at the end of her street to allow her best friend's funeral procession through to her church on the other side of the peace wall.
The cook, Wayne Macauley
One of the first lessons taught at Cook School is that you can achieve power through service. Troubled youths learn to be master chefs by bowing to decadence and whim, by offering up a part of themselves on every plate and it's a motto Zac takes to heart. A teenage boy with a difficult past, he throws himself into the world and work of haute cuisine.
A Paris secret, Caroline Montague
1952. In the fragile atmosphere of post-war Paris, Sophie Bernot is training as a heart surgeon. A young woman in a man's world, Sophie is determined to bury her past and forge her medical career, whatever the costs. Across the channel, Sebastian Ogilvie is burning with ambition for his first architectural project.
You were there too, Colleen Oakley
Mia Graydon's life looks picket-fence perfect; she has the house, the husband, and dreams of starting a family. Their relocation to small-town Pennsylvania comes with the usual challenges finding a new job, new friends, new furniture but the move is nothing the couple can't handle. That is, until Mia finally meets the stranger she has been dreaming about for a decade.
On the up : a novel, Alice O'Keeffe
Sylvia lives in a flat on a council estate with her not-quite-husband Obe and their two young children. She dreams of buying a house on a leafy street like the one she grew up in. If she closes her eyes, she can see it all so clearly: the stripped floorboards, the wisteria growing around the door.
That reminds me, Derek Owusu
This is the story of K. K is sent into care before a year marks his birth. He grows up in fields and woods, and he is happy, he thinks. When K is eleven, the city reclaims him. He returns to an unknown mother and a part-time father, trading the fields for flats and a community that is alien to him. Slowly, he finds friends.
The dilemma, B A Paris
It's Livia's 40th birthday and she's having the party of a lifetime to make up for the wedding she never had. Everyone she loves will be there except her daughter Marnie, who's studying abroad. But although Livia loves Marnie, she's secretly glad she won't be at the party. She needs to tell Adam something about their daughter but she's waiting until the party is over so they can have this last happy time together.
I was Hitler's baker : a novel, Glenn Peterson
"The Germany of my youth no longer existed. The land of edelweiss and the beautiful blue Danube was gone, swept away by an alien ideology represented by jackboots and the skull and crossbones," so writes Josef Putcamer in his 1944 diary when he becomes disillusioned with the Nazi regime. Josef tells the story of his friendship with Adolf Hitler from childhood into adulthood.
My uncle Napoleon : a novel, Iraj Pezeshkzad
The story of a family in Tehran in the 1940s under the tyranny of a paranoid patriarch and of the narrator's love for his cousin in the midst of numerous manipulative family members.
The knowledge : a too close to true novel, Steven Pressfield
In New York in the high crime era of the 1970s, Stretch was driving a cab and tending bar, incapable of achieving anything literary beyond the completion of his third in a row unpublishable novel. That is until fate, in the form of a job tailing his boss's straying wife, propels him into an underworld saga.
Lampedusa, Steven Price
Set in a sun-drenched Sicily, among the decadent Italian aristocracy of the late 1950s, Steven Price's Lampedusa explores the final years of Giuseppe Tomasi, the last prince of Lampedusa, as he struggles to complete his only novel, The Leopard.
On swift horses, Shannon Pufahl
Muriel is newly married and restless, transplanted from her rural Kansas hometown to life in a dusty bungalow in San Diego. The air is rich with the tang of salt and citrus, but the limits of her new life seem to be closing in: She misses her freethinking mother, dead before Muriel's nineteenth birthday, and her sly, itinerant brother-in-law, Julius, who made the world feel bigger than she had imagined.
Grace in winter, Deirdre Purcell
Grace has spent years devoted to the needs of others. Although her children are now grown, she remains the main carer for her highly destructive youngest daughter Leonie. When ex-husband Harry, for his own manipulative reasons, gifts the mother and daughter with a winter cruise, Grace accepts despite her reservations, hoping that a change of scene will do them both good.
It would be night in Caracas : a novel, Karina Sainz Borgo
In Caracas, Venezuela, Adelaida Falcon stands over an open grave. Alone, except for harried undertakers, she buries her mother, the only family Adelaida has ever known. Numb with grief, Adelaida returns to the apartment they shared. Outside the window that she tapes shut every night, to prevent the tear gas raining down on protesters in the streets from seeping in.
Home truths, Tina Seskis
A strong marriage can cope with the unexpected. But can it survive the unimaginable? American nanny Eleanor was never meant to meet Alex. But when she walks into his London police station to report a stalker, everything changes for them both. He's convinced he can protect her from anything and anyone. She hopes her darkest days are behind her.
Pain, Zeruya Shalev
A powerful, astute novel that exposes how old passions can return, testing our capacity to make choices about what is most essential in life. Ten years after she was seriously injured in a terrorist attack, the pain comes back to torment Iris. But that is not all: Eitan, the love of her youth, also comes back into her life.
Oligarchy : a novel, Scarlett Thomas
From the author of The Seed Collectors comes a darkly comic take on power, privilege, and the pressure put on young women to fit in and be thin at their all-girls boarding school. It's already the second week of term when Natasha, the daughter of a Russian oligarch, arrives at a vast English country house for her first day of boarding school.
The scandalous life of Sasha Torte, Lesley Truffle
In the winter of 1912 on the wild West Coast of Tasmania, Wolfftown's most notorious heiress and murderess, Sasha Torte, tells the tale of her own spectacular downfall. Forsaken by her parents and raised by criminals and reprobates, Sasha becomes a world-famous pastry chef at the tender age of seventeen.
The dressmaker's gift, Fiona Valpy
Paris, 1940. With the city occupied by the Nazis, three young seamstresses go about their normal lives as best they can. But all three are hiding secrets. War- scarred Mireille is fighting with the Resistance; Claire has been seduced by a German officer; and Vivienne's involvement is something she can't reveal to either of them.
Grandmothers, Salley Vickers
Grandmothers is the story of three very different women and their relationship with the younger generation.
The informers, Juan Gabriel Vasquez
When Gabriel Santoro publishes his first book, it never occurs to him that his father will write a devastating review in a leading newspaper. The book is about the life of a German Jewish woman who arrived in Colombia shortly before WWII. So why does his father attack him so viciously? Does his book unwittingly hide some dangerous secret?
The dream peddler, Martine Fournier Watson
The dream peddler came to town at the white end of winter, before the thaw. Traveling salesmen like Robert Owens have passed through Evie Dawson's town before, but none of them offered anything like what he has to sell: dreams, made to order, with satisfaction guaranteed.
The best kind of beautiful, Frances Whiting
Florence Saint Claire, former child star, generally prefers plants to people. She's a reluctant member of a musical family with a legendary father, an impossible mother, a sister who can't keep still and a brother who walks to his own beat. Albert Flowers is a people person, life rushing at him from all corners, carrying him to weddings and parties and late nights in rooftop bars.
The wicked redhead : a wicked city novel, Beatriz Williams
Ginger Kelly wakes up in 1924 in tranquil Cocoa Beach, Florida, after fleeing to safety with disgraced Prohibition agent Oliver Anson Marshall, and her newly-orphaned young sister, Patsy. But Marshall is reinstated to the agency with suspicious haste to patrol for rumrunners on the high seas.


Luthor, Brian Azzarello, writer ; Lee Bermejo, artist
Superman has been called many things the defender of truth, justice and the American way; the Big Blue Boy Scout; and the Man of Steel. In Luthor, Superman is called something he has never been called before: a threat to all humanity.
Dead man Logan. [2], Welcome back, Logan, Ed Brisson, writer ; Mike Henderson, artist
Enter the Wastelands! While Logan was in the Marvel Universe, the Wastelands fell even further into armageddon. Welcome to your new future, True Believers! And when Logan slaughtered the Hulk Gang, he spared its youngest member...but every burnout, sporto and motorhead in the Wastelands wants the kid dead - or under their control!
The Boys omnibus. Volume four, written by Garth Ennis ; illustrated by John McCrea
This is going to hurt. In a world where costumed heroes soar through the sky and masked vigalantes prowl the night, someone's got to make sure the 'supes' don't get out of line. And someone will. Billy Butcher, Wee Hughie, Mother's Milk, The Frenchman, and The Female are The Boys: a CIA-backed team of very dangerous people, each one dedicated to the struggle against the most lethal force on Earth superpower.
The Boys omnibus. Volume three, written by Garth Ennis ; illustrated by John McCrea
An evil so profound it threatens all mankind! The mightiest heroes on the planet uniting to defend us all! A secret crisis of such utter finality that a countdown to civil or infinite war seems unavoidable! But have you ever wondered what really happens during Crossovers?
The Boys omnibus. Volume two, written by Garth Ennis ; illustrated by Darick Robertson & John Higgins
Good for the Soul, everyone has something to get off their chest: Frenchie and the Female are up to something nasty with the Mafia, Mother's Milk goes to see his mom, Annie January wants a word with God himself, and Butcher enjoys yet another ghastly tryst with CIA Director Rayner.
November. Vol. 1, The girl on the roof, Matt Fraction, Elsa Charretier, Matt Hollingsworth
November follows the lives of three women intersecting in a dark criminal underground. As fire and violence tears through their city on a single day and night, they discover their lives are bound together by a mysterious man that seems to be the cause of it all.
10 dance. Volume 5, Inouesatoh
The brilliant Latin dancer Suzuki has finally set aside his pride in order to seriously dedicate himself to competition but how far will that carry him when his opponents are the top two dancers in the world? Even as the audience cheers for his performance, nobody notices the tense moment when he locks eyes with Sugiki, who watches from the sidelines.
Tokyo ghoul : re. 14, Sui Ishida
The Commission of Counter Ghoul is the only organization fighting the Ghoul menace, and they will use every tool at their disposal to protect humanity from its ultimate predator. Their newest weapon in this hidden war is an experimental procedure that implants human investigators with a Ghoul's Kagune, giving them Ghoul powers and abilities.
Two dead, story, Van Jensen ; art, Nate Powell ; colors, Erin Tobey
From the acclaimed DC Comics writer and the artist of the #1 New York Times bestselling and National Book Award-winning illustrated trilogy March comes a stunning crime noir graphic novel exploring the intertwining threads of crime, conspiracy, racism, and insanity in the post-World War II Deep South.
Requiem of the Rose King. 11, Aya Kanno
Having made a pact to collaborate, Richard and Buckingham purge one opponent after another. What will Richard do next in order to lay claim to the crown? Meanwhile, Elizabeth prepares for a counterattack.
Kakegurui. 11, story, Homura Kawamoto ; art, Toru Naomura
As Yumeko makes merry by gambling, the other students are waging battle in school elections! Meanwhile, in order to uphold her promise to Mary, Ririka Momobami challenge's Nozomi Komabami of the same family but what happens when Nozomi catches wind of their dealings? And perhaps the election battle's not all fair and square as fraud comes into play.
Stray bullets. Volume four, "Dark days", David Lapham
The story of Beth and Virginia's time in Los Angeles, fourteen-year-old Virginia's growing relationship with the young boy Bobby, and the horrible kidnapping that rips apart all of their lives. A gut-wrenching noir thriller of small joys, big horrors, and the crushing weight of guilt.
Stray bullets. Volume three, "Other people", David Lapham
Beth and Virginia have relocated to Los Angeles where things only appear more normal. Take a ringside seat for these brutal tales of twisted emotion that will knock you to the mat and have you seeing stars.
Black Hammer. [4], Age of doom. Part II, writer, Jeff Lemire ; artist, Dean Ormston ; colorist, Dave Stewart ; letterer, Todd Klein
After learning how they got trapped on the farm world, our heroes find themselves with everything they thought they wanted. But not everything is right just yet, and it takes the strong resolve of the new Black Hammer to get the team back together, as shocking revelations change their world at every turn!
Overlord : a la carte. 2, original story, Kugane Maruyama
Adventures in Nazarick never end in this second volume of Overlord a la Carte! With eye-catching fan art from various artists, this hilarious homage to the hugely popular series, Overlord, is a must-have for any fan!
Golden kamuy. 13, story and art by Satoru Noda
Sugimoto and Asirpa reach Lake Kussharo near Abashiri prison at last! The time has come to put their plans to break into the prison and meet Noppori-bo into action. As always, their nemesis Lieutenant Tsurumi is one step ahead and has his own agent inside Abashiri. Tsurumi himself is on the way, with a contingent of troops and a gunboat to back him up!
Gantz omnibus. 4, story and art by Hiroya Oku ; lettering and retouch, Studio Cutie
Kei Kurono's work as a Gantz alien fighter is a hellish nightmare, but his life as a high-school student is looking up, with a new ladylove opening his heart. But when his beloved is threatened by a Gantz-obsessed schoolmate on a shooting rampage, Kei must face the murderous student without his Gantz suit for protection!
The way of the house husband. 1, Kousuke Oono
He was the fiercest member of the yakuza, a man who left countless underworld legends in his wake. They called him 'the Immortal Dragon'. But one day he walked away from it all to walk another path--the path of the househusband! The curtain rises on this cozy yakuza comedy!
X-Men : grand design. X-tinction, Ed Piskor
The series that has critics and fans raving returns for its final installment! The ruination of the X-Men revisited! Relive the now-classic storylines like Mutant Massacre and the Fall of the Mutants with appearances by Longshot, Cable, and The Marauders! Out with the old and in with the Blue and Gold as the X-Men enter the radical '90s!
Ice Cream Man. Volume four, Tiny lives, written by W. Maxwell Prince ; art by Martin Morazzo ; colors by Chris O'Halloran
The critically acclaimed horror anthology drives back into town, offering four new stories that zoom in on folks who are just barely scraping by and willing to do anything to change that.
Absalom. Under a false flag, Gordon Rennie, writer ; Tiernen Trevallion, artist
Inspector Harry Absalom is an old-school copper curmudgeonly antiauthoritarian, he's been with the force for over forty years. Suffering from an inoperable cancer, he's also the head of a special squad that enforces The Accord, a diplomatic treaty made in the sixteenth century between the throne of England and the powers of Hell.
Curse words. Volume five, Fairytale ending, created by Charles Soule & Ryan Browne ; colors by Addison Duke & Ryan Browne
The epic fantasy seriesconcludes here, as Wizord, Margaret and the entire gang fight an epic battlethat will take our dark heroes from our world to the Hole World and back again. Will Sizzajee be vanquished? Will our little family of evil wizards ever findhappiness and stop being so dang evil? Let's find out!
Food wars! : shokugeki no Soma. 33, The true value of the noir, original creator, Yuto Tsukuda ; artist, Shun Saeki ; contributor, Yuki Morisaki
The Blue--a tournament for only the best and brightest young chefs from around the world--has begun! For the first time ever, traditional chefs will clash with underworld noir, and the tension in the arena could be cut with a knife. Soma, eager for his rematch with Asahi Saiba, heads to the first-gate challenge!
Birthright. Volume eight, Live by the sword, Joshua Williamson, creator, writer ; Andrei Bressan, creator, artist ; Adriano Lucas, colorist
July 1st, 1946: Two park rangers made first contact with a magical creature. Now Mikey Rhodes must uncover the secret history of magic on Earth if he is to save it from certain doom.


Meet me in Bombay, Jenny Ashcroft
Bombay, 1913. Madeleine Bright is spending New Year's Eve wishing she were somewhere else. Her voyage to India to visit her parents should have been a great adventure, but that was before she had no choice except to stay. Then at the stroke of midnight Maddy meets Luke Devereaux, and as the year changes so do their lives forever.
Alexander's legacy : to the strongest, Robert Fabbri
Babylon, 323 BC: Alexander the Great is dead, leaving behind him the largest, and most fearsome, empire the world has ever seen. As his final breaths fade in a room of seven bodyguards, Alexander refuses to name a successor. But without a natural heir, who will take the reins?
The lost ones, Anita Frank
England, 1917 Reeling from the death of her fiance, Stella Marcham welcomes the opportunity to stay with her pregnant sister, Madeleine, at her imposing country mansion, Greyswick - but she arrives to discover a house of unease and her sister gripped by fear and suspicion.
The other Bennet sister, Janice Hadlow
In Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Mary is the middle of the five Bennet girls and the plainest of them all, so what hope does she have? Prim and pious, with no redeeming features, she is unloved and seemingly unlovable. The Other Bennet Sister, though, shows another side to Mary.
The lady of the ravens, Joanna Hickson
Elizabeth of York, her life already tainted by dishonour and tragedy, now queen to the first Tudor king, Henry the VII. Joan Vaux, servant of the court, straining against marriage and motherhood and privy to the deepest and darkest secrets of her queen. Like the ravens, Joan must use her eyes and her senses, as conspiracy whispers through the dark corridors of the Tower.
In love with George Eliot : a novel, Kathy O'Shaughnessy
Who was the real George Eliot? Marian Evans is a scandalous figure, living in sin with a married man, George Henry Lewes. She has shocked polite society, and women rarely deign to visit her. In secret, though, she has begun writing fiction under the pseudonym George Eliot.
Mary Toft ; or, The rabbit queen, Dexter Palmer
In 1726 in the small town of Godalming, England, a young woman confounds the medical community by giving birth to dead rabbits. Surgeon John Howard is a rational man. His apprentice Zachary knows John is reluctant to believe anything that purports to exist outside the realm of logic.
Twilight's serenade, Tracie Peterson
Britta Lindquist must choose between the love of her life, Yuri Belikov, or a coveted first chair violin position offered by the English conductor, Brenton Maltese.
The poppy wife : a novel of the Great War, Caroline Scott
1921. While many survivors of the Great War have been reunited with their loved ones, Edie's husband Francis is still missing. Harry, Francis's brother, was there the day Francis went missing in Ypres, and is hopeful Francis is living somewhere in France, lost and confused. Harry returns to the Western Front to photograph soldiers' graves while searching for evidence his own brother is still alive.
The memory tree, Jennifer Scoullar
When forest protests engulf a tiny Tasmanian timber town, one family's century of secrets threatens to destroy a marriage and bring down a government. Matt Abbott, head ranger at beautiful Binburra National Park, is a man with something to hide. He confides his secret to nobody, not even his wife Penny. The deception gnaws away at their marriage.
The queen's tiger, Peter Watt
It is 1857. Colonial India is a simmering volcano of nationalism about to erupt. Army surgeon Peter Campbell and his wife Alice, in India on their honeymoon, have no idea that they are about to be swept up in the chaos. Ian Steele, known to all as Captain Samuel Forbes, is fighting for Queen and country in Persia.


A cosmology of monsters, Shaun Hamill
Monsters both figurative and very literal stalk the Turner family. The youngest child, Noah, narrates the family history: how in the late '60s, his bookish mother Margaret marries Lovecraft-lover Harry, against her better judgement. The couple has two daughters--Sydney, born for the spotlight; and the brilliant but awkward Eunice, a natural writer and storyteller.
Break the bodies, haunt the bones, Micah Dean Hicks
Almost everyone in Swine Hill is haunted. Jane's ghost tells her what everyone around her is thinking, even when she doesn't want to know. The lonely spirit possessing her mother burns anyone she touches. Her brother Henry's genius ghost forces him to build strange and dangerous machines.
Mistletoe, Alison Littlewood
Leah Hamilton is looking for a new life following the tragic deaths of her husband and son. Determined to bury her grief in hard work, and desperate to escape Christmas and the pitying looks of her colleagues, she rushes through the purchase of a run-down Yorkshire farmhouse, arriving just as the snow shrouds her new home.
Chokehold, David Moody
A series of nuclear strikes has left huge swathes of the country uninhabitable. It's a level playing field now: both Hater and Unchanged alike have to fight to stay alive. Both have retreated to their camps to regroup, less than twenty miles away from each other. It's here that the last major battle of the final war will inevitably be fought, but neither side has any idea what's waiting for them just around the corner.


Deep waters : murder on the waves, edited and introduced by Martin Edwards
From picturesque canals to the swirling currents of the ocean, a world of secrets lies buried beneath the surface of the water. Dubious vessels crawl along riverbeds, while the murky depths conceal more than one gruesome murder.
The big book of reel murders : stories that inspired great crime films, edited and with an introduction by Otto Penzler
Edgar Award-winning editor Penzler's new anthology rolls out the red carpet for the stories that Hollywood hits are made of. He delivers the director's cut of classic short stories that inspired some of Tinsletown's most memorable films.
The decent inn of death, Rennie Airth
On a trip into Winchester, former Chief Inspector Angus Sinclair learns of a tragedy that has taken place in the village he is staying in. Beloved church organist Greta Hartmann has slipped and fallen to her death in a shallow creek, and while investigations conclude it to be an accident, her friend and housemate Vera remains unconvinced.
Not saying goodbye, Boris Akunin
Russia, 1918 : The young Soviet state is in turmoil. Chekists walk along the streets. Hunger, cold and mud crawl away in the former aristocratic quarters of Moscow. The old order has been turned upside down, leaving room for political infighting and dark subterfuge.
A death by any other name, Tessa Arlen
The elegant Lady Montfort and her redoubtable housekeeper Mrs. Jackson's services are called upon after a cook is framed and dismissed for poisoning a guest of the Hyde Rose Society. Promising to help her regain her job and her dignity, the pair trek out to the countryside to investigate a murder of concealed passions and secret desires.
Death of an unsung hero, Tessa Arlen
In 1916, the world is at war and the energetic Lady Montfort has persuaded her husband to offer his family's dower house to the War Office as an auxiliary hospital for officers recovering from shell-shock. Despite the hospital's success, the farming community of Haversham does not approve of a country-house hospital for men they consider to be cowards.
Robert B. Parker's Angel eyes, Ace Atkins
Gabby Leggett left her Boston family with big dreams of making it as a model/actress in Hollywood. Two years later, she disappears from her apartment. Her family, former boyfriend, friends and the police have no idea where she is and no leads. Leggett's mother hires Spenser to find her, with help of his former apprentice, Zebulon Sixkill, now an L.A. private eye.
Scarlet fever : a novel, Rita Mae Brown
Frigid February air has settled into the bones of the Blue Ridge Mountains, making for a slow foxhunting season, though 'Sister' Jane Arnold's enthusiasm is not so easily deterred. With the winter chill come tweed coats, blazing fireplaces, and perhaps another to share the warmth with, as the bold hunting scarlets worn by the men in Sister Jane's hunting club make the hearts of women flutter until someone's heart stops entirely.
Blood river, Tony Cavanaugh
Brisbane 1999. It's hot. Stormy. Dangerous. The waters of the Brisbane River are rising. The rains won't stop. People's nerves are on edge. And then a body is found. And then another. And another. A string of seemingly ritualised but gruesome murders. All the victims are men. Affluent. Guys with nice houses, wives and kids at private schools.
Peace, Garry Disher
Constable Paul Hirschhausen runs a one-cop station in the dry farming country south of the Flinders Ranges. He's still new in town but the community work welfare checks and working bees is starting to pay off. Now Christmas is here and, apart from a grass fire, two boys stealing a ute and Brenda Flann entering the front bar of the pub without exiting her car, Hirsch's life has been peaceful. Until he's called to a strange, vicious incident in Kitchener Street.
The Temple House vanishing, Rachel Donohue
In an elite Catholic girls' boarding-school, the pupils live under the repressive, watchful gaze of the nuns. Seeking to break from the cloistered atmosphere, two of the students Louisa and Victoria quickly become infatuated with their young, bohemian art teacher, who encourages their flirtation. Then, he and Louisa vanish.
Remembering the dead : a Penny Brannigan mystery, Elizabeth J. Duncan
Welsh amateur sleuth Penny Brannigan attends a dinner party at a posh country house - where a historic chair disappears and a waiter is murdered. Artist and spa owner Penny Brannigan is dressed to the nines for a formal dinner at a charming country house.
Echoes of the fall, Hank Early
After losing a hotly contested sheriff's race to the lackey of corrupt politician Jeb Walsh, Earl Marcus has had the worst summer of his life. But worst turns deadly when a body turns up on Earl's front lawn, accompanied by a cryptic letter.
Grace is gone : a novel, Emily Elgar
Everyone in Ashford, Cornwall, knows Meg Nichols and her daughter, Grace. Meg has been selflessly caring for Grace for years, and Grace smiling and optimistic in spite of her many illnesses adores her mother. So when Meg is found brutally bludgeoned in her bed and her daughter missing, the community is rocked.
A merciful death, Kendra Elliot
FBI special agent Mercy Kilpatrick has been waiting her whole life for disaster to strike. A prepper since childhood, Mercy grew up living off the land and off the grid in rural Eagle's Nest, Oregon. Until a shocking tragedy tore her family apart and forced her to leave home.
A merciful fate, Kendra Elliot
Being raised by preppers has given survivalist and FBI agent Mercy Kilpatrick a deep-rooted need for a safe place. Her getaway in the Cascade Foothills is her secret. But when skeletal remains a murdered man linked to a notorious heist are unearthed, Mercy and her fiance, Police Chief Truman Daly, begin an investigation that opens old wounds in Eagle's Nest.
A merciful secret, Kendra Elliot
Raised off the grid by survivalists, Mercy Kilpatrick believed in no greater safeguard than the backwoods of Oregon. Unforgiven by her father for abandoning the fold for the FBI, Mercy still holds to her past convictions.
A merciful silence, Kendra Elliot
For FBI agent Mercy Kilpatrick, returning to rural Oregon has meant coming to terms with her roots. Raised as a prepper, Mercy is now relying on her survivalist instincts to defend her town from the people the law can't reach. But this time, an investigation calling up a dark past for her and police chief Truman Daly may be hitting too close to home.
A merciful truth, Kendra Elliot
Raised by a family of survivalists, FBI agent Mercy Kilpatrick can take on any challenge even the hostile reception to her homecoming. But she's not the only one causing chaos in the rural community of Eagle's Nest, Oregon. At first believed to be teenage pranks, a series of fires takes a deadly turn with the murder of two sheriff's deputies.
Nothing more dangerous : a novel, Allen Eskens
After fifteen years of growing up in the Ozark hills with his widowed mother, high-school freshman Boady Sanden is beyond ready to move on. He dreams of glass towers and cityscapes, driven by his desire to be anywhere other than Jessup, Missouri. The new kid at St. Ignatius High School, if he isn't being pushed around, he is being completely ignored.
Blood song : a Roy & Castells thriller, Johanna Gustawsson
Spain, 1937: The country is wracked by civil war, and as Valencia falls to Franco's brutal dictatorship, Republican Therese witnesses the murders of her family. Captured herself, and sent to the notorious Las Ventas women's prison, gives birth to a daughter who is forcibly taken from her. Falkenberg, Sweden, 2016: A wealthy family is found savagely murdered in their luxurious home.
This little dark place, A. S. Hatch
Daniel and Victoria are together. They're trying for a baby. Ruby is in prison, convicted of assault on an abusive partner. But when Daniel joins a pen pal program for prisoners, he and Ruby make contact. At first the messages are polite, neutral but soon they find themselves revealing more and more about themselves. Their deepest fears, their darkest desires.
Never have I ever, L.V. Hay
Sam is doing well in her career, she has a husband and a baby and life is going well. That is until she gets the note through her door that stops her heart in her chest. Never Have I Ever Been Punished For What I Have Done. Sam is catapulted back to those teenage years spent with her best friends, teasing out each other's secrets by announcing things they had Never, ever done.
Naked flames, Graham Ison
DCI Harry Brock's leisurely Saturday afternoon is shattered when he receives the news that Robert Sharp, a charming, good-looking man in his thirties, has been found dead in a suspicious fire in his hut at the Pretext Club, a nudist club near Harrow.
Don't make a sound, David Jackson
Meet the Bensons. They're an ordinary couple. They wash their car, mow their lawn and pass the time of day with their neighbours. And they have a beautiful little girl called Daisy. There's just one problem. She is not theirs. D. S. Nathan Cody is about to face his darkest and most terrifying case yet.
A death at the Hotel Mondrian, Anja de Jager
When Lotte Meerman is faced with the choice of interviewing the latest victim in a string of assaults or talk to a man who claims he really isn't dead, she picks the interview. After all, the man cannot possibly be who he claims he is.
In her wake, Amanda Jennings
A perfect life, until she discovered it wasn't her own. A tragic family event reveals devastating news that rips apart Bella's comfortable existence. Embarking on a personal journey to uncover the truth, she faces a series of traumatic discoveries that take her to the ruggedly beautiful Cornish coast, where hidden truths, past betrayals and a 25-year-old mystery threaten not just her identity, but also her life.
Hindsight, Iris Johansen, Roy Johansen
Dr. Kendra Michaels, blind for the first twenty years of her life before gaining her sight via a revolutionary surgical procedure, is a renowned investigator known for her razor-sharp senses honed during her years in the dark and keen deductive abilities. Now her skills are needed uncomfortably close to home. Two staff members have been murdered at a school for the blind where Kendra spent her formative years.
The earthquake bird, Susanna Jones
Early this morning, several hours before my arrest, I was woken by an earth tremor. I mention the incident not to suggest that there was a connection that somehow the fault lines in my life came crashing together in a form of a couple of policemen for in Tokyo we have a quake like this every month. I am simply relating the sequence of events as it happened.
Who did you tell?, Lesley Kara
It's been 192 days, seven hours and fifteen minutes since her last drink. Now Astrid is trying to turn her life around. Having reluctantly moved back in with her mother, in a quiet seaside town away from the temptations and painful memories of her life before, Astrid is focusing on her recovery. She's going to meetings. Confessing her misdeeds. Making amends to those she's wronged.
The knock, Jessie Keane
Dora O'Brien had a good start in life, but things went bad when she began to mix with the wrong company. Pregnant by her gangster lover, she found herself on the streets and then in the grips of a bent copper called Donny Maguire. When her daughter Angel is born, Dora is already under the influence of drink and drugs, and handed around to Donny's mates.
The sleepover, Samantha King
Izzy is thrilled when her shy, dance-loving 12-year-old son is invited for his first sleepover. Nick has spent years being isolated and picked on; he deserves a night of fun, friendship and freedom. But Izzy is also nervous: it's a year to the day since bullies put Nick in hospital. She drops him off at his new best friend's house with mixed feelings.
Stolen, Roberta Kray
Lolly Bruce spent several years in the lap of luxury, but now she's back in a world she knows: London's East End. Her guardian Mal Fury is doing time, so Lolly is working on the wrong side of the law to get by. She'll need to use all her street smarts to keep her safe in Kellston. Then one day the Old Bill turn up on her doorstep. Mal is on the run, but why when he has only months left to serve?
Fated for felony, Victoria Laurie
When three newbie agents at the Austin's FBI cold-case bureau resent having to work alongside a psychic consultant, Abby Cooper finds herself in hot water after they contact super-popular podcaster Mike Toscano a former agent and huge skeptic of Abby's abilities.
Motherless Brooklyn, Jonathan Lethem
St. Vincent's Home for Boys, Brooklyn, early 1970s. For Lionel Essrog, a.k.a. The Human Freakshow, a victim of Tourette's syndrome (an uncontrollable urge to shout out nonsense, touch every surface in reach, rearrange objects), Frank Minna is a savior.
Three hours, Rosamund Lupton
In a rural English village in the middle of a snowstorm, the unthinkable happens the school is under siege. From the wounded headmaster barricaded in the library, to teenage Hannah in love for the first time, to the police psychologist who must identify the gunmen, to the terrified 8-year-old Syrian refugee, to the kids sheltering in the school theatre still rehearsing Macbeth, all must find the courage to stand up to evil and try to save the people they love.
A silent death, Peter May
Spain, 2020. When expat fugitive Jack Cleland watches his girlfriend die, gunned down in a pursuit involving officer Cristina Sanchez Pradell, he promises to exact his revenge by destroying the policewoman. Cristina's aunt Ana has been deaf-blind for the entirety of her adult life: the victim of a rare condition named Usher Syndrome.
All the colours of the town, Liam McIlvanney
When Glasgow journalist Gerry Conway receives a phone call promising unsavoury information about Scottish Justice Minister Peter Lyons, his instinct is that this apparent scoop won't warrant space in The Tribune . But as Conway's curiosity grows and his leads proliferate, his investigation takes him from Scotland to Belfast.
Full disclosure : a novel, Beverley McLachlin
When everyone has something to hide, the truth is the only defense. There's nothing Jilly Truitt likes more than winning a case, especially against her former mentor, prosecutor Cy Kenge. Jilly has baggage, the residue of a dark time in a series of foster homes, but that's in the past. Now she's building her own criminal defense firm and making a name for herself as a tough-as-nails lawyer willing to take risks in the courtroom.
The last hunt, Deon Meyer
A cold case for Captain Benny Griessel and Vaughn Cupido of the Hawks elite police unit not what they were looking for. And a difficult case, too. The body of Johnson Johnson, ex-cop, has been found beside a railway line. He appears to have jumped from South Africa's perhaps the world's most luxurious train, and two suspicious characters seen with him have disappeared into thin air.
The flood, Kristina Ohlsson
A man, wearing his daughter's wedding ring, is found in front of his fireplace, a bullet hole in his chest. A funeral director searches desperately for his brother a man who doesn't seem to be missed. A woman struggles to protect her children and her life as her husband turns ever more dangerous.
Acts of vanishing, Fredrik T. Olsson
A father's search. A daughter in danger. A terrifying secret. It was ten past four on the afternoon of the third of December. Everything was darkness and ink, and the snow falling turned to water. Through it ran Sara Sandberg, the girl who was about to die, and somewhere in the cold, lead-grey hell that was Stockholm was a man who called himself her father.
BlindSide, James Patterson & James O. Born
The mayor of New York has a daughter who's missing. Detective Michael Bennett has a son who's in prison. Can one father help the other? Bennett and the mayor have always had a tense relationship, but now the mayor sees in Bennett an exceptional investigator who might be willing to take on a case that needs to be kept under the radar. The two men strike the deal.
Lost, James Patterson & James O. Born
Detective Tom Moon and his multi-talented team face off against an international crime ring looking to seize control over America's most exciting city, Miami. Miami is Detective Tom Moon's home and heartland. When he's asked to lead a new FBI task force tackling international crime, he's proud to represent his beloved city.
A small town : a novel, Thomas Perry
Twelve conspirators meticulously plan to throw open all the gates to the prison that contains them, so that more than a thousand convicts may escape and pour into the nearby small town. The newly freed prisoners rape, murder, and destroy the town-burning down homes and businesses. An immense manhunt ensues, but the twelve who plotted it all get away.
Her daughter's mother, Daniela Petrova
A newly pregnant woman inadvertently befriends her egg donor only to find herself a key suspect when the woman vanishes without a trace.
Backlash, Marnie Riches
When Private Investigator Beverley Saunders is tasked with going undercover, she relishes the chance to disguise herself as a cleaner in order to get close to Anthony, renowned drug lord of Manchester. But as people begin to die, Bev realises she's in danger and this time, she might be too far in to get out.
Devil's Corner, Lisa Scottoline
When prosecutor Vicki Allegretti arrives at a rowhouse to meet a confidential informant, she finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time. She's almost shot to death, and two others are gunned down before her disbelieving eyes. How did a routine investigation become a double homicide? She can identify the killers, now all she has to do is to find them.
Thin ice : a mystery, Paige Shelton
Beth Rivers is on the run she's doing the only thing she could think of to keep herself safe. Known to the world as thriller author Elizabeth Fairchild, she had become the subject of a fanatic's obsession. After being held in a van for three days by her kidnapper, Levi Brooks, Beth managed to escape, and until he is captured, she's got to get away.
I shall not want, Julia Spencer-Fleming
In the searing conclusion to All Mortal Flesh, Russ's precarious balance between duty and desire was broken by his wife's tragic death. Now, Russ and Episcopal priest Clare Fergusson are separated by a wall of guilt and grief. When a Mexican farmhand stumbles over a Latino man killed with a single shot to the back of his head, Clare is reluctantly drawn into the investigation through her involvement with the migrant community.
Mr. Nobody : a novel, Catherine Steadman
When a man is found on a British beach, drifting in and out of consciousness, with no identification and unable to speak, interest in him is sparked immediately. From the hospital staff who find themselves inexplicably drawn to him, to international medical experts who are baffled by him, to the national press who call him Mr. Nobody, everyone wants answers.
A conspiracy in Belgravia, Sherry Thomas
Lady Ingram, wife of Charlotte's dear friend and benefactor, wants Sherlock Holmes to find her first love, who failed to show up at their annual rendezvous. Matters of loyalty and discretion aside, the case becomes even more personal for Charlotte as the missing man is none other than Myron Finch, her illegitimate half brother.
Lethal pursuit, Will Thomas
London, 1892. Private enquiry agents Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn receive in the mail an unexplained key stamped with the letter Q. Barker, recognizing it for what it is, uses the key to unlock an anonymous door in the alleyway, which opens to an underground tunnel leading to Downing Street. The Prime Minister has a small task for Cyrus Barker.
The assistant, S.K. Tremayne
Newly divorced Jo is delighted to move into her best friend's spare room almost rent-free. The high-tech luxury Camden flat is managed by a meticulous Home Assistant, called Electra, that takes care of the heating, the lights and sometimes Jo even turns to her for company. Until, late one night, Electra says one sentence that rips Jo's fragile world in two: 'I know what you did.'
How to play dead, Jacqueline Ward
She's watching over them. And he's watching her... Ria Taylor is everything to everyone. Wife and mother, the centre of her family. And the manager of a refuge for women whose partners have driven them out of their own homes. But one night, with her husband away, Ria receives a terrifyingly sinister message. Someone is watching her. Someone who seems to know everything about her.


Year's best Aotearoa New Zealand science fiction and fantasy. Volume I, Marie Hodgkinson
Collected together for the first time, the very best science fiction and fantasy short stories published by New Zealand authors in 2018.
Broken Tikanga : the power of matakite, love, betrayal and sacrifice woven through generations, Raewyn Anderson
My name is Laura. I come from a line of women who have the gift of matakite (clairvoyancy). My grandmother was brought up in the old ways of tikanga (Maori customs, lore, values and protocols). Her story begins as a young girl. Tane Mahuta, god of the forest appears to her. To his surprise she could see and talk with him. They fell in love. But it was a love that could not be.
From the auld rock to a hard place, Wendy Cheyne
It's 1874 and a group of Shetlanders embark on a life-changing journey to New Zealand in search of a better life. Jamie and Catherine are deeply in love and about to be married. But their plans are thwarted by a selfish, unstable aristocrat who has designs on Jamie. Jamie and Catherine must suffer a new life living side-by-side, but forbidden from being together.
Brilliance, Anthony McCarten
This is the story of how two brilliant men came together and changed the world. But while the banker, J.P. Morgan left the relationship unscathed, the renowned inventor, Thomas Edison, went from being hailed as the "bringer of light" to being derided as "Wall Street's executioner."
Deep in the shallows : a Lake Waihola mystery, J.L. O'Rourke
Andrea North is looking forward to a job at Lake Waihola as a way to escape from a man who tried to control her life, but an easy task is soon complicated by a house with a secret hoard, dead birds, and a close encounter with a callous but good looking pig hunter. When the campground dog pulls a gruesome object from the lake, Andy discovers who she can trust as the police and the pig hunter involve her in their hunt for a missing man.
Josephine's garden, Stephanie Parkyn
France, 1794. In the aftermath of the bloody end to the French Revolution, Rose de Beauharnais stumbles from prison on the day she was to be guillotined. Within a decade, she'll transform into the scandalous socialite who marries Napoleon Bonaparte, become Empress Josephine of France and build a garden of wonders with plants and animals she gathers from across the globe.
In the Clearing, J.P. Pomare
Amy has only ever known what life is like in the Clearing. She knows what's expected of her. She knows what to do to please her elders, and how to make sure life in the community remains happy and calm. That is, until a new young girl joins the group. She isn't fitting in; she doesn't want to stay. What happens next will turn life as Amy knows it on its head.


Back in society, M. C. Beaton
The final volume in The Poor Relations series on an English hotel started by a group of aristocrats to help each other. The action centers on the newest guest, the widowed Lady Jane Fremney who is bankrupt and for whom a husband must be found. When Colonel Sandhurst and Lady Fortesque unite to find her one, the sparks of their own attraction are ignited.
Colonel Sandhurst to the rescue, M .C. Beaton
As usual, the poor relations are in need of money to finance the hotel and this time it is up to Colonel Sandhurst to come to the rescue. After coming across Sir Randolph's daughter Frederica, who is running away to escape an awful marriage to Lord Bewley, the Colonel devises a plan to force Sir Randolph to settle his six month outstanding hotel bill and save Frederica from her terrible fate.
Miss Tonks turns to crime, M. C. Beaton
The oddly assorted group met some time ago. All of them were poor relations, the genteel paupers of society, living on little more than their dignity. They banded together and started the Poor Relation hotel, hoping to be bought out by their embarrassed relations. Though as the hotel prospered, they began to enjoy the fruits of their labour.
Mrs. Budley falls from grace, M. C. Beaton
Elizabeth Budley is a beautiful widow whose husband gambled away his fortune. So when the poor relations need to acquire some valuables to keep the hotel afloat and Eliza draws the short straw, Lady Fortescue reminds the others that Mrs. Budley has no relatives on whom she can call. Gentle Mrs. Budley thinks she has excaped her fate until Sir Philip comes up with a plan.
Sir Philip's folly, M. C. Beaton
Just when everything at the Poor Relation Hotel seems to be running smoothly, Sir Philip brings in another poor relation, Mrs. Budge. When Sir Philip presents his paramour, Lady Fortescue swears great oaths and says the woman is probably related to half the costermongers in London and certainly does not possess one rich relative.
The vanishing, Jayne Ann Krentz
Decades ago in the small town of Fogg Lake, "The Incident" occurred: an explosion in the cave system that released unknown gases. The residents slept for two days. When they woke up they discovered that things had changed they had changed. Some started having visions. Others heard ominous voices.
The summer of chasing dreams, Holly Martin
Eva is quite content with her life in London. In her job as a cover designer, she works at home, and often in her cosy pyjamas. She's happy to stay in her safe little world and not explore much outside of it. She is the opposite of her mum, a free spirit who craved finding adventure and thrills in all corners of the world. But on the day her mum's will is finalised, Eva finds a list of all the dreams her mum wanted to achieve in her life.
The little village of happiness, Holly Martin
Willow McKay needs a fresh start. Her recent break-up may not have left her heartbroken, but it's certainly wounded her pride. Desperate for a change, an advert offering free homes in a picturesque village on the Cornish coast sounds like just what she needs. Without thinking twice Willow packs up her life and heads to the village of Happiness.


A woman's war, S. Block
As enemy planes continue to bombard the North West of England, the women of Great Paxford fight harder then ever to persevere. Pat thought she'd found true happiness, but as things change at home she finds herself questioning everything she thought she knew about her husband. Laura's young life has been besieged by tragedy, yet a new future looms on the horizon if she can find the courage to reach for it.
Big lies in a small town, Diane Chamberlain
North Carolina, 2018: Morgan Christopher's life has been derailed. Taking the fall for a crime she did not commit, she finds herself serving a three-year stint in the North Carolina Women's Correctional Center. Her dream of a career in art is put on hold until a mysterious visitor makes her an offer that will see her released immediately. Her assignment: restore an old post office mural in a sleepy southern town.
The poppy girls, Margaret Dickinson
Thwarted in her desire to become a doctor like her brother, Robert, Pips Maitland rebels against her mother's wishes that she settle down and raise children. However, when Robert brings home a friend from medical school, Giles Kendall, it seems perhaps Pips might fall in love with an acceptable suitor after all. But the year is 1914 and the future is uncertain.
The Spitfire sisters, Margaret Dickinson
It is the 1930s and the Maitland family have spent the years following the Great War struggling to come to terms with its catastrophic aftermath, and their hopes now lie with the next generation. Their Lincolnshire village of Doddington suffered terrible loss and it has taken great courage for the bereaved families to rebuild their lives without their loved ones.
Christmas in Peppercorn Street, Anna Jacobs
Christmas is approaching, but Claire's ex is stalking her and Luke isn't getting on with his teenage daughter who's recently returned to live with him. He helps Claire and her daughter Gabby after a minor road accident caused by her dog. When he takes them to their isolated home, they find someone has burnt her car. Has her ex found them again?
Moral compass, Danielle Steel
Saint Ambrose Prep has been the school of choice for the sons of the great and the good for over a hundred years. Now, for the first time, Saint Ambrose has just enrolled its first female students. While many of the kids on the campus have all the privilege in the world, some are struggling dealing with family, insecurity and loneliness.


Of wars, and memories, and starlight, Aliette de Bodard
A major first collection from a writer fast becoming one of the stars of the genre. Aliette de Bodard, multiple award winner and author of The Tea Master and the Detective, now brings readers fourteen dazzling tales that showcase the richly textured worldbuilding and beloved characters that have brought her so much acclaim.
Body tourists, Jane Rogers
In this version of London, there is a small, private clinic. Behind its layers of security, procedures are taking place on poor, robust teenagers from northern Estates in exchange for thousands of pounds procedures that will bring the wealthy dead back to life in these young supple bodies for fourteen days.
Dead astronauts, Jeff Vandermeer
A messianic blue fox who slips through warrens of time and space on a mysterious mission. A homeless woman haunted by a demon who finds the key to all things in a strange journal. Three ragtag rebels waging an endless war for the fate of the world against a ruthless corporation.


The last bounty, Doug Bluth
Grizzled bounty hunter Logan Slade travels to Wyoming territory in search of a bounty on lawman killer Mordecai Hodges. Along the way he is waylaid and rescued by the beautiful young widow Louanne Merrigold.
Hired gun in hell, Frank Callan
It is 1858 and the new Texas is expanding, moving closer to the Comancheria, Indian Territory. Around the little settlement of Bantillo, precariously placed east of San Antonio, the bullets and the arrows fly. The land is teeming with comancheros, and sometimes the Comanche from up north raid over the Red River. A stage has been chartered, and the travellers inside all have their own stories.
The return of the Pinfire Lady, P.J. Gallagher
Lady Abigail Penraven returns to her native England to deal with family matters, but a visit to a London gunsmith to repair her trusty Pinfire revolver leads to the kidnapping of her Ute Indian friend Minny. The subsequent gunplay results in Abbie killing a thug who, unbeknown to her, is involved in a conspiracy to thwart the USA's purchase of Alaska.
The shootout at Dogleg Crossing, P.J. Gallagher
Journalist Peter Lomass is enjoying a break from work, travelling and revisiting old haunts, when he discovers a poem entitled 'The Shootout at Dogleg Crossing' on a newspaper clipping from twenty years earlier pinned up in a hotel reception area. He decides to trace the origins of the poem and his quest takes him deep into Mexico where finds himself mixed up in all sorts of skulduggery and danger.
Rage at the devil, Dale Graham
When stable hand Ben Cade returns home to visit his father, he is stunned to discover the old farmer has been killed by drinking poisoned whiskey. Suspicion falls on a peddler who has recently passed through the Nebraska town of Gothenburg asking strange questions, allegedly to locate old friends. Ben has vengeance in his heart, but his shooting ability is woefully lacking.
Justice was a man, John McNally
Brockie Jack and Big Len Quinn rob a stage coach and make off with a heap of gold only to have it stolen from them hours later. Jack scorches a trail across Montana trying to recover his lost gold. Town Marshal Matt Buck goes toe to toe with him. In this story of greed and treachery, Buck's world is turned upside down when Brockie snatches his son.
Montana bound, Greg Mitchell
Cowboys Marty and Harvey, at the end of a trail drive, decide to explore Montana, but fall foul of Jason Thorpe, a bank robber masquerading as a town marshal. In revenge the two cowboys take a gold watch from him but, unbeknown to them, the watch links Thorpe to a Civil War murder - and the killer is determined to get it back.
The elitists, K.S. Stanley
When the power brokers the elite of Ravine River County are in accord there is a good sense of law, order and justice. But when they fall out, as have the owners of a proposed new railroad with those of a steamboat company in the 1880s, the local community risks being destroyed.
Healer man, Gillian F. Taylor
Don Manor is injured and grieving when he meets Callum McGeachin, the small Scotsman with an impish grin and a warm heart. Callum helps him to recover, and Don grows close to his new friend, even though there is something uncanny about him. Callum has a gift for healing, and a power that others can sense. hild, a run-down ranch, and neighbours who want her land.
Marshal Flynn's pilgrimage, Simon Webb
Marshal Jedediah Flynn has resigned his office and is determined to become a church minister. While travelling to take up a place at a theological college in Illinois, however, he stumbles across a crime which he cannot ignore. It seems that before he can devote himself to the Lord's work, the marshal will be compelled to take up arms one last time.