- Woman of state, Simon Berthon
- 1991, Belfast. Maire Anne McCartney is recruited for a one-off IRA mission as a honey trap. She is told there will be no violence. But she has been lied to.
- The savior's game, Sean Chercover
- Daniel Byrne is haunted by the future. Literally. It happened to his uncle. It happened to the woman he loves. And now it's happening to him.
- Red swan, P. T. Deutermann
- Thriller about the contemporary war that no one sees, but which will shape the future of America and China.
- Jury town, Stephen Frey
- Even the most incorruptible juror can be unwittingly influenced by others' opinions in the digital age, but more sinister forces are at work: jury tampering has reached all-time highs.
Unexpected verdicts are coming down more and more often, indicating that shadowy groups may be blackmailing jurors and leaving the American justice system in shambles.
- Vindolanda, Adrian Goldsworthy
- AD 98: The bustling army base at Vindolanda lies on the northern frontier of Britannia and the entire Roman world. In twenty years' time, the Emperor Hadrian will build his famous wall, but for now defences are weak. First in a new series.
- The saboteur, Andrew Gross
- Kurt Nordstrum, an engineer in Oslo, puts his life aside to take up arms against the Germans as part of the Norwegian resistance.
- The driver, Hart Hanson
- Michael Skellig is a limo driver waiting for his client in the alley behind an upscale hotel. He's spent the past twenty-eight hours ferrying around Bismarck Avila, a celebrity skateboard mogul who isn't going home any time soon. Suddenly the wind begins to speak to Skellig in the guttural accent of the Chechen torturer he shot through the eye in Yemen a decade ago.
- Codename Villanelle, Luke Jennings
- In a remand centre in the Ural Mountains, Oxana Vorontsova awaits trial for triple murder. One man with his throat slashed to the bone, two more shot in the face. Not what you'd expect from a star linguistics student at one of Russia's top universities.
- A legacy of spies, John Le Carre
- Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as the Circus, is living out his old age on the family farmstead on the south coast of Brittany when a letter from his old Service summons him to action.
- Fox hunter, Zoe Sharp
- Special forces soldier-turned-bodyguard Charlotte "Charlie" Fox's boss Sean Meyer is missing in Iraq, where one of the men who put a brutal end to her military career was working as a private security contractor.
- The Blinds, Adam Sternbergh
- Imagine a place populated by criminals; people plucked from their lives, with their memories altered, who've been granted new identities and a second chance. Welcome to The Blinds, a dusty town in rural Texas populated by misfits who don't know if they have perpetrated a crime or just witnessed one.
- A promise to kill, Erik Storey
- Clyde Barr, the drifter with lethal skills, is back in his second action packed tale.
- Woman enters left, Jessica Brockmole
- A woman in the 1950s sets out on a road trip from LA to New Jersey, unknowingly tracing in reverse the path her mother traveled thirty years prior on her way to reclaim
a lost love.
- Paris time capsule, Ella Carey
- New York based photographer Cat Jordan is ready to begin a new life and home with her boyfriend. But when she learns that she's inherited the estate of a complete stranger a woman named Isabelle de Florian her life is turned upside down.
- The locals, Jonathan Dee
- Small-town America in the aftermath of 9/11 is the setting for this engrossing novel. The blue-collar characters, each of them pursuing the American Dream, are vividly developed, and
his insights into how they think about the government (ineffective and corrupt) and their rights as citizens (ignored, trampled) are timely.
- The confusion of languages, Siobhan Fallon
- Both Cassie Hugo and Margaret Brickshaw dutifully followed their soldier husbands to the U.S. embassy in Jordan, but that's about all the women have in common.
After two years, Cassie's become an expert on the rules, but newly arrived Margaret sees only her chance to explore.
- My five sisters, Pam Franklin
- A psychological thriller written by a sibling who was tortured mentally and physically from the age of six until she was thirteen by her older sister who had five distinct personalities.
- The talented Ribkins, Ladee Hubbard
- 72 year old Johnny meets a niece he never knew he had and the two go off on a road trip across Florida searching for the money he stashed away as a young cat burglar.
- Say my name, Allegra Huston
- Described as a hot-blooded dark love story about an older woman and a younger man.
- The most dangerous place on Earth, Lindsey Lee Johnson
- The wealthy enclaves north of San Francisco are not the paradise they appear to be, and nobody knows this better than the students of a local high school. Despite being raised with all the opportunities money can buy, these vulnerable kids are navigating a treacherous adolescence in which every action, every rumor, every feeling, is potentially postable, shareable, viral.
- Goodbye, vitamin, Rachel Khong
- 30 year old woman moves back to the family home to help care for her history professor father who has been diagnosed with Alzheimers. First novel.
- Forest dark, Nicole Krauss
- From the bestselling, twice Orange Prize-shortlisted, National Book Award-nominated author comes a vibrant tale of transformation: of a man in his later years and a woman novelist, each drawn to the Levant on a journey of self-discovery.
- The proving, Beverly Lewis
- After five years as an Englisher, Amanda Dienner is shocked to learn her mother has passed away and left her Lancaster County's most popular Amish bed-and-
- The burning girl, Claire Messud
- Tale of female friendship where two girls grow up together sharing everything and aht happens in adolescence when their paths diverge. Described by Publishers Weekly as "haunting and emotionally gripping."
- The captain's daughter, Meg Mitchell Moore
- Growing up in Little Harbor, Maine, the daughter of a widowed lobsterman, Eliza Barnes could haul a trap and row a skiff with the best of them. But she always knew she'd leave that life behind. Now that she's married, with two kids and a cushy front-row seat to suburban country club gossip in an affluent Massachusetts town, she feels adrift.
- Little fires everywhere, Celeste Ng
- In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned, from the layout of the winding roads to the colors of the houses to the successful lives its
residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren, an enigmatic artist and single mother.
- Miller's Valley, Anna Quindlen
- For generations the Millers have lived in Miller's Valley. Mimi Miller tells about her life with intimacy and honesty. As Mimi eavesdrops on her parents and quietly observes the people around her, she discovers more and more about the toxicity of family secrets.
- No river too wide, Emilie Richards
- On the night her home is consumed by fire, Janine Stoddard finally resolves to leave her abusive husband. While she is reluctant to involve her estranged daughter, she can't resist a chance to see Harmony and baby Lottie in Asheville, North Carolina, before she disappears forever.
- New people, Danzy Senna
- As the 20th century draws to a close, Maria is at the start of a life she never thought possible. She and Khalil are planning their wedding. They are the perfect couple, living together in a black bohemian enclave in Brooklyn. They've even landed a starring role in a documentary about 'new people' like them, who are blurring boundaries as a new era dawns.
- South Pole Station, Ashley Shelby
- Do you have digestion problems due to stress? Do you have problems with authority? How many alcoholic drinks do you consume a week? Would you rather be a florist or a truck driver? These are the questions that decide who has what it takes to live at South Pole Station.
- Disciples, Austin Wright
- Harry Field, an elderly professor looking after his baby granddaughter, allows Oliver, the child's absentee father, to take her to the park. Only too late do Harry and his daughter Judy realise that the child has fallen into the hands of the cult to which Oliver belongs a group led by Miller, a dangerous man who claims to be God.
- Young Jane Young, Gabrielle Zevin
- Aviva Grossman, an ambitious Congressional intern in Florida, makes the life-changing mistake of having an affair with her boss who is beloved, admired, successful, and very married and blogging about it.
- We that are left, Lisa Bigelow
- Melbourne, 1940. Headstrong young Mae meets and falls head over heels in love with Harry Parker, a dashing naval engineer. After a whirlwind courtship they marry and Mae is heavily pregnant when she hears that Harry has just received his dream posting to HMAS Sydney. Just after Mae becomes a mother, she learns Harry's ship is missing.
- A New England affair, Steven Carroll
- 1965. The great poet, TS Eliot, is dead. Hearing the news, the seventy-two year old Emily Hale points her Ford Roadster towards the port of Gloucester, where a fishing boat will take her out to sea, near the low, treacherous rocks called the Dry Salvages, just off Cape Ann, Massachusetts.
- The lone child, Anna George
- Neve Ayres has always been so careful. Since her mother's death when Neve was seven, she's learned to look after herself and to keep her cards close. But now her deliberately constructed world has collapsed: her partner's left her when she was eight months pregnant. And so, alone with her newborn son, she's retreated to her cliff-top holiday house in coastal Flinders. Then another child comes into her life.
- The last man in Europe, Dennis Glover
- April 1947. In a run-down farmhouse on a remote Scottish island, George Orwell embarks on his last and greatest work: Nineteen eighty-four. Forty-three years old and suffering from the tuberculosis that within three winters will take his life, Orwell comes to see the book as his legacy.
- The Choke, Sofie Laguna
- Abandoned by her mother as a toddler and only occasionally visited by her volatile father who keeps dangerous secrets, Justine is raised solely by her Pop, an old man tormented by
visions of the Burma Railway.
- You be mother, Meg Mason
- The only thing Abi ever wanted was a proper family. So when she falls pregnant by an Australian exchange student in London, she cannot pack up her old life in Croydon fast enough, to start all over in Sydney and make her own family.
- The mummy bloggers, Holly Wainwright
- Meet three mummy bloggers; each of them followed, idolised, imitated, taunted and trolled online.
- H(a)ppy, Nicola Barker
- Imagine a perfect world where everything is known, where everything is open, where there can be no doubt, no hatred, no poverty, no greed. Imagine a System which both nurtures and protects. A Community which nourishes and sustains. An infinite world. A world without sickness, without death. A world without God. A world without fear. Could you be happy there?
- Madness is better than defeat, Ned Beauman
- In 1938, two rival expeditions set off for a lost Mayan temple in the jungles of Honduras, one intending to shoot a screwball comedy on location there, the other to
disassemble the temple and ship it back to New York.
- The Lemon Tree Café, Cathy Bramley
- When Rosie Featherstone finds herself unexpectedly jobless, the offer to help her beloved Italian grandmother out at the Lemon Tree Cafe, a little slice of Italy nestled in the rolling hills of Derbyshire, feels like the perfect way to keep busy.
- The reluctant contact, Stephen Burke
- The Svalbard archipelago, 1977, Norwegian territory, yet closer to the north pole. Russian engineer Yuri arrives on the last boat to the Soviet mining outpost of Pyramiden, as the Arctic sun disappears for the winter. Yuri still plays by Stalin-era rules: Don't trust anyone; Keep your head down; Look after number one. Yet when a co-worker is found dead deep in the mine, the circumstances appear strange.
- The party, Elizabeth Day
- A terrible event at a 40th birthday celebration becomes the focus for a dark tale of lifelong obsession and jealousy.
- The Cottingley secret, Hazel Gaynor
- 1917. It was inexplicable, impossible, but it had to be true didn't it? When two young cousins, Frances Griffiths and Elsie Wright from Cottingley, England, claim to have photographed fairies at the bottom of the garden, their parents are astonished. But when one of the great novelists of the time, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, becomes convinced of the photographs' authenticity, the girls become a national sensation.
- Madame Zero:stories, Sarah Hall
- Second short story collection from the Booker shortlisted author.
- The break, Marian Keyes
- Amy's husband Hugh says he isn't leaving her. He still loves her, he's just taking a break from their marriage, their children and, most of all, from their life together. Six months to lose
himself in south-east Asia. And there is nothing Amy can say or do about it.
- Modern gods, Nick Laird
- An anthropologist explores a cargo cult in Papua New Guinea while her family back in Ireland struggle with a shocking revelation.
- Midwinter break, Bernard MacLaverty
- A retired couple, Gerry and Stella Gilmore, fly from their home in Scotland to Amsterdam for a long weekend. A holiday to refresh the senses, to do some sightseeing and generally to take stock of what remains of their lives. Their relationship seems safe, easy, familiar but over the course of the four days we discover the deep uncertainties which exist between them. Advance publicity has been very favourable.
- All the galaxies, Philip Miller
- John Fallon is a disillusioned journalist on a failing Glasgow newspaper. After a second failed independence referendum, Scotland is in turmoil, having broken into a number of autonomous city states. But Fallon has trouble closer to home: his son Roland has gone missing after a peaceful student protest turns violent at the hands of the newly militarised police.
- Elmet, Fiona Mozley
- Daniel is heading north. He is looking for someone. The simplicity of his early life with Daddy and Cathy has turned sour and fearful. They lived apart in the house that Daddy built for them
with his bare hands.
- The orphans, Annemarie Neary
- Eight-year-old Jess and her little brother were playing at the water's edge when their parents vanished. For hours the children held hands and waited for them to return. But nobody ever came back. Years later, Jess has become a locker of doors. Now a lawyer and a mother, she is determined to protect the life she has built around her. But her brother Ro has grown unpredictable, elusive and obsessive.
- Beautiful animals, Lawrence Osborne
- On a summer break on the Greek island of Hydra, two girls make a startling discovery: a young Arab man washed up on shore, a migrant from Syria and a casualty of the crisis raging against across the sea. When a simple plan to help the stranger goes horrifically wrong, all must face the consequences they have set in motion.
- Practice makes perfect, Penny Parkes
- Light romantic comedy set around a surgery.
- Another woman's husband, Gill Paul
- 1911. Aged just fifteen, Mary Kirk and Wallis Warfield meet at summer camp. Their friendship will survive heartbreaks, continents, and the demands of the English crown,
until it is shattered by one unforgivable betrayal.
- A time of love and tartan:a 44 Scotland Street novel, Alexander McCall Smith
- If only Pat Macgregor had an inkling of the embarrassment, romantic, professional, even aesthetic, that flowed from accepting narcissistic ex-boyfriend Bruce Anderson's invitation for coffee, she would never have said yes. Droll comedy.
- The Beast, Alexander Starritt
- Darkly funny tale of life at Britain's top tabloid newspaper.
- Tin man, Sarah Winman
- It begins with a painting won in a raffle: fifteen sunflowers, hung on the wall by a woman who believes that men and boys are capable of beautiful things. And then there are two boys,
Ellis and Michael, who are inseparable. And the boys become men, and then Annie walks into their lives, and it changes nothing and everything.
- 31 days of wonder, Tom Winter
- Alice is stuck in an internship she loathes and a body she is forever trying to change. Ben, also in his early twenties, is still trying to find his place in the world. By chance they
meet one day in a London park.
- Magicians impossible, Brad Abraham
- Twenty-something bartender Jason Bishop's world is shattered when his estranged father commits suicide, but the greater shock comes when he learns his father was a secret agent in the employ of the Invisible Hand; an ancient society of spies wielding magic in a centuries-spanning war.
- The iron hound, Tim Akers
- Second in the Hallowed War series.
- Son of the night, Mark Alder
- Second in the "Banners of blood" series.
- Phantom pains, Mishell Baker
- Four months ago, Millie left the Arcadia Project after losing her partner Teo to the lethal magic of an Unseelie fey countess. Now, in a final visit to the scene of the crime, Millie and her former boss Caryl encounter Teo's tormented ghost.
- Age of assassins, RJ Barker
- Girton Club-Foot, apprentice to the land's best assassin, still has much to learn about the art of taking lives. But their latest mission tasks him and his master with a far more difficult challenge: to save a life. First in a new series.
- Iron angels, Eric Flint & Alistair Kimble
- A bizarre kidnapping case leads FBI Special Agent Jasper Wilde into the mysterious world of a strange religious cult and even stranger criminals.
- Heartland, Lucy Hounsom
- Kyndra has saved and damned the people of Mariar. Her star-born powers healed a land in turmoil, but destroyed an ancient magic which once concealed them from invaders. Now Kyndra must head into enemy territory to secure peace.
- Darien, C. F. Iggulden
- Begins the "Empire of salt" trilogy.
- An echo of things to come, James Islington
- Second in the Licanius trilogy.
- The stone sky, N. K. Jemisin
- Third in the "Broken earth" series.
- Dragonsworn, Sherrilyn Kenyon
- The latest in the longrunning Dark-Hunter series.
- A secret history of witches, Louisa Morgan
- Brittany, 1821. After Grand-mere Ursule gives her life to save her family, their magic seems to die with her. Interesting debut.
- Who fears death, Nnedi Okorafor
- Born into post-apocalyptic Africa to a mother who was raped after the slaughter of her entire tribe, Onyesonwu is tutored by a shaman and discovers that her magical destiny is to end the genocide of her people.
- City of circles, Jess Richards
- Danu is a tightrope walker who is mourning her parents, after a disease has ravaged the circus where she grew up. Her mother has entrusted her with a locket that hides a secret. Over the years, Danu pushes away her grief and develops elaborate and successful high-wire acts with Morrie, a charismatic hunchback who wants to marry her.
- The House of Daniel, Harry Turtledove
- Since the Big Bubble popped in 1929, life has changed in Enid, Oklahoma. No paying jobs at the mill, because zombies will work for nothing. The diner on Main Street is
seeing hard times as well, because a lot fewer folks can afford to fly carpets in from miles away.
- The curious affair of the witch at Wayside Cross, Lisa Tuttle
- Jesperson and Lane have just solved their first major case when a man bangs violently on their door and almost immediately drops dead. The police
rule death by natural causes, but the detectives are determined to find out what really happened.
- The Red-Haired Woman, Orhan Pamuk
- On the outskirts of a town thirty miles from Istanbul, a master well digger and his young apprentice are hired to find water on a barren plain. As they struggle in the summer heat, excavating without luck, the two develop a filial bond neither has known before not the poor middle-aged bachelor nor the middle-class boy whose father disappeared after being arrested for politically subversive activities. Excellent novel by one of Turkey;s leading novelists.
Fiction from the rest of the World
- Such small hands, Andres Barba
- One of Granta's Best of Young Spanish Novelists drags his readers into a hyper-real world of childhood, where children are the objects of horror and their games, rules and rituals the stuff of nightmares.
- After disasters, Viet Dinh
- Told through the eyes of four people in the wake of a life-shattering earthquake in India.
- The city always wins, Omar Robert Hamilton
- A story of the Arab Spring that follows two young activists who are swept up in the political fervour of the time. J.M. Coetzee has given this one high marks.
- Solar plexus:a Baku saga in four parts, Rustam Ibragimbekov
- Set against the backdrop of Azerbaijan's rapidly-changing capital, Baku, spanning three generations and told from different perspectives. A tale of
a group of friends who grew up around the same courtyard in the city.
- The circle of karma, Kunzang Choden
- First English-language novel written by a woman from the Himalayan nation of Bhutan, The Circle of Karma has engaged and absorbed readers from around the world since its 2005 publication. Written originally in English, it tells the story of Tsomo, a fifteen-year-old girl caught up in the everyday realities of household life and work. But when her mother dies, Tsomo suddenly feels called to travel and sets off toward a faraway village to light ritual butter lamps in her mother's memory.
- Now let's dance, Karine Lambert
- Marguerite has been living a comfortable but dull existence in a suburban town with her straitlaced husband. When he dies, she realises that life has passed her by. Marcel has been in a loving relationship with Nora since they left Algeria sixty years before. Now that he has lost her, he has lost his way. Marguerite and Marcel come from two very different worlds; one rich, one poor. They never should have met.Belgian author.
- Johannesburg, Fiona Melrose
- An irascible mother, an anxious daughter trying to negotiate her birthplace and her past, her former lover, their domestic workers, a homeless hunchback fighting for justice, a mining magnate, a troubled novelist called Virginia these are the characters who give voice to the city on a day hot with nerves and tension and history. Set across the course of a single day that of Nelson Mandela's death.
- Lea, Pascal Mercier
- After her mother's death, a woman finds solace in learning the violin and this leads her to become a famous performer. Intrriguing novel by a Swiss author.
- The sixteen trees of the Somme, Lars Mytting
- Edvard grows up on a remote mountain farmstead in Norway with his taciturn grandfather, Sverre. The death of his parents, when he was three years old, has always been shrouded in mystery: he has never been told how or where it took place and has only a distant memory of his mother. But he knows that the fate of his grandfather's brother, Einar, is somehow bound up with this mystery.
- To die in spring, Ralf Rothmann
- The lunacy of the final months of World War II, as experienced by a young German soldier.
- Home fire, Kamila Shamsie
- Isma is free. After years spent raising her twin siblings in the wake of their mother's death, she is finally studying in America, resuming a dream long deferred. But she can't stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London or their brother, Parvaiz, who's disappeared in pursuit of his own dream. Pakistani novelist who writes in English.
- A life of adventure and delight:stories, Akhil Sharma
- The protagonists here deceive themselves and engage in odd behaviors as they navigate how to be good, how to make meaningful relationships, and the strengths and pitfalls of self-interest. Elegantly written and emotionally immediate, the stories provide an intimate and profound assessment of human relationships between mothers and sons, sons and lovers, and husband and wives. Author is Indian/American.
Fiction Selector's Choice
- What we lose, Zinzi Clemmons
- Thandi is a black woman, but often mistaken for Hispanic or Asian. She is American, but doesn't feel as American as some of her friends. She is South African, but doesn't belong in South Africa either. Her mother is dying. Strong and much praised first novel.
- He: a novel, John Connolly
- An extraordinary reimagining of the life of one of the greatest screen comedians, Stan Laurel, the world has ever known: a man who knew both adoration and humiliation; who loved, and was loved in turn; who betrayed, and was betrayed; who never sought to cause pain to others, yet left a trail of affairs and broken marriages in his wake.
- The difference, Justine Delaney Wilson
- Irish novelist's tale of a couple and the child who they realise is "different,"
- Bluebird, bluebird, Attica Locke
- When it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger, knows all too well.
- The seven imperfect rules of Elvira Carr, Frances Maynard
- Elvira is 27 and doesn't quite fit in. When her mother has a stroke she has to learn about a world she doesn't really understand. Likeable and touching novel.
- A thousand paper birds, Tor Udall
- An intimate portrait of five inextricably linked lives, spanning one calendar year at Kew Gardens.
- The good earth, Pearl S. Buck; graphic adaptation by Nick Bertozzi
- Conan the Slayer. Blood in his wake, Cullen Bunn
- The Baker Street Four. Vol. 2, J. B. Djian and Olivier Legrand
- Midnighter:the complete Wildstorm series, Garth Ennis
- Batman vs. Predator, Dave Gibbons
- I am a hero. Omnibus 4, Kengo Hanazawa
- Mother Panic. Vol. 1, A work in progress, Jody Houser
- Attack on Titan. 22, Hajime Isayama
- Tokyo ghoul. 14, Sui Ishida
- Eclipse. , Zack Kaplan
- Golden kamuy. 1, Satoru Noda
- City in the desert:the complete edition, Moro Rogers
- Ghost Rider. Four on the floor, Felipe Smith
- Fante Bukowski, Noah Van Sciver
- Paper girls. 3, Brian K. Vaughan
- Days of the Bagnold summer, Joff Winterhart
- Driving short distances, Joff Winterhart
- Black Road. Vol. 2, A pagan death, Brian Wood
- Briggs Land. Volume 1, State of grace, Brian Wood
- The underground river, Martha Conway
- It's 1838, and May Bedloe works as a seamstress for her cousin, the famous actress Comfort Vertue until their steamboat sinks on the Ohio River. Though they both survive, both must find new employment.
- A column of fire, Ken Follett
- Christmas 1558, and young Ned Willard returns home to Kingsbridge to find his world has changed. The ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn by religious hatred. Europe is in turmoil as high principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty and love, and Ned soon finds himself on the opposite side from the girl he longs to marry,
- Glory of Rome, Douglas Jackson
- Latest in the Roman series featuring Gaius Valerius Verrens.
- Fletcher of the Bounty, Graeme Lay
- The story of Fletcher Christian, sailor, adventurer and mutineer of the HMS Bounty. On the 28th of April 1789, mutineer Fletcher Christian seized command of the ship HMS Bounty from its captain, William Bligh. Fletcher of the Bounty is a fictional account of the Tahitian voyage, the mutiny and its mysterious aftermath.
- The wardrobe mistress:a novel of Marie Antoinette, Meghan Masterson
- It's Giselle Aubry's first time at court in Versailles. At sixteen, she is one of Marie Antoinette's newest undertirewomen, and in awe of the glamorous queen and her opulent palace life.
- The watch house, Bernie McGill
- As the twentieth century dawns on the island of Rathlin, a place ravaged by storms and haunted by past tragedies, Nuala Byrne is faced with a difficult decision. Abandoned by her family for the new world, she receives a proposal from the island's aging tailor.
- The outcasts of time, Ian Mortimer
- With the country in the grip of the Black Death, brothers John and William fear that they will shortly die and suffer in the afterlife. But as the end draws near, they are given an unexpected choice: either to go home and spend their last six days in their familiar world, or to search for salvation across the forthcoming centuries, living each one of their remaining days ninety-nine years after the last.
- The tainted coin:the fifth chronicle of Hugh de Singleton, surgeon, Mel Starr
- It is the autumn of 1367. Master Hugh is enjoying the peaceful life of Bampton when a badly beaten man is found under the porch of St. Andrew's Chapel. The dying man is a chapman a traveling merchant. Before he is buried in the chapel grounds, an ancient, corroded coin is found in the man's mouth.
- Miss Kopp's midnight confessions, Amy Stewart
- Deputy sheriff Constance Kopp is outraged to see young women brought into the Hackensack jail over dubious charges of waywardness, incorrigibility, and moral depravity.
- Dust on the horizon, Tricia Stringer
- 1881. Joseph Baker works hard on his pastoral lease at Smith's Ridge, in the beautiful but harsh land of the Flinders Ranges. For Joseph this lease, lost to his family in the early days of settlement, offers a future for his young family and that of his Aboriginal friend, the loyal and courageous Binda.
- False lights, K.J. Whittaker
- Cornwall, 1817. What if your worst mistake changed the course of history? Napoleon has crushed the Duke of Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo, and his ex-wife Josephine presides over French-occupied England. Cornwall erupts into open rebellion, and young heiress Hester escapes with Crow, Wellington's former intelligence officer, a half-French aristocrat haunted by his part in the catastrophic defeat.
- Continental crimes, Edited and introduced by Martin Edwards
- A man is forbidden to uncover the secret of the tower in a fairy-tale castle by the Rhine. A headless corpse is found in a secret garden in Paris belonging to the city's chief of police. And a drowned man is fished from the sea off the Italian Riviera, leaving the carabinieri to wonder why his socialite friends at the Villa Almirante are so unconcerned by his death.
- Miraculous mysteries:locked room mysteries and impossible crimes, Martin Edwards
- Impossible crime stories have been relished by puzzle-lovers ever since the invention of detective fiction.
- The long arm of the law:classic police stories, Edited and introduced by Martin Edwards
- The twelve stories collected here strike a blow for the professionals, with teasing mysteries to challenge hard-working police officers' persistence and scrupulous attention to detail. As in his previous anthologies for the British Library Crime Classics series, Martin Edwards introduces readers to fascinating neglected gems of British crime writing.
- The forgotten dead, Tove Alsterdal
- Tarifa, Spain. A man's body washes up on the beach. No-one seems to care. Patrick Cornwall is a highly acclaimed investigative journalist. His latest project: to uncover the plight of migrants trying to start new lives in Europe, and expose the corruption that runs to the highest levels of society.
- Follow the dead, Lin Anderson
- When Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team respond to a report of a downed helicopter on the frozen Loch Avon they discover two bodies in the gruesome wreckage, one of whom is later identified as a Norwegian government official.
- Rituals, Kelley Armstrong
- When Olivia Taylor-Jones found out she was not actually the adopted child of a privileged Chicago family but of a notorious pair of convicted serial killers, her life exploded.
- The twilight wife, A. J. Banner
- Psychological suspense in the vein of S.J. Watson's Before I Go to Sleep and Mary Kubica's The Good Girl that questions just how much we can trust the people around us.
- Other countries, Jo Bannister
- Detective Constable Hazel Best's latest assignment takes an unexpected turn in the compelling new Gabriel Ash mystery.
- Are you sleeping, Kathleen Barber
- Josie Buhrman has spent the last ten years trying to escape the tragic events of her dark past: after her father's murder, her mother ran away to join a cult, and her twin sister Lanie, once Josie's closest confidant, betrayed her.
- The fourth monkey, J.D. Barker
- For over five years, the Four Monkey Killer has terrorized the residents of Chicago. When his body is found, the police quickly realize he was on his way to deliver one final message, one which proves he has taken another victim who may still be alive.
- The good mother, A. L. Bird
- Susan wakes up alone in a room she doesn't recognise, with no memory of how she got there. She knows only that she is trapped, and her daughter is missing.
- Prague nights, Benjamin Black
- Prague, 1599. Christian Stern, a young doctor, has just arrived in the city. On his first evening, he finds a young woman's body half-buried in the snow. The dead woman is none
other than the emperor's mistress, and there's no shortage of suspects.
- Shattered, Allison Brennan
- Over a span of twenty years, four boys have been kidnapped from their bedrooms, suffocated, and buried nearby in a shallow grave. Serial killer or coincidence? That's the question investigative reporter Maxine Revere sets out to answer.
- Death makes a prophet, John Bude
- In the British Library Crime Classic series. Originally published in 1947.
- A nest of vipers, Andrea Camilleri
- Inspector Montalbano is called to a murder scene on the Sicilian coast. A man has discovered his father dead in his Vigatan beach house: his body slumped on the dining room floor, his morning coffee spilt across the table, and a single gunshot wound at the base of his skull.
- A rustle of silk, Alys Clare
- Surgeon Gabriel Taverner finds it difficult to gain the locals' trust as he attempts to reestablish himself as a country physician in rural Devon, England. First in a new series,
- Snap judgment, Marcia Clark
- When the daughter of prominent civil litigator Graham Hutchins is found with her throat slashed, the woman's spurned ex-boyfriend seems the likely suspect.
- A killer harvest, Paul Cleave
- The latest crime thriller from Christchurch's king of noir fiction.
- The seagull, Ann Cleeves
- A visit to her local prison brings DI Vera Stanhope face to face with an old enemy: former detective superintendent, and now inmate, John Brace.
- Charlatans, Robin Cook
- Newly minted chief resident at Boston Memorial Hospital Noah Rothauser is swamped in his new position, from managing the surgical schedules to dealing with the fallouts from patient deaths.
- Enigma, Catherine Coulter
- FBI Agents Savich and Sherlock with two baffling mysteries.
- Glass souls:moths for commissario Ricciardi, Maurizio de Giovanni
- In the abyss of a profound personal crisis, Commissario Ricciardi feels unable to open himself up to life. He has refused the love of both Enrica and Livia and the friendship of his partner, Maione. Contentment for Ricciardi proves as elusive as clues to the latest crime he has been asked to investigate.
- The child finder, Rene Denfeld
- Naomi Cottle finds missing children. When the police have given up their search and an investigation stalls, families call her. She possesses a rare, intuitive sense, born out of her own experience.
- The room by the lake, Emma Dibdin
- When Caitlin moved from London to New York, she thought she'd left her problems behind: her alcoholic father, her dead mother, the unrelenting pressure to succeed. But now, down to her last dollar in a strange city, she is desperately lonely. Then she meets Jake. Handsome, smart, slightly damaged Jake. Sinister thriller
- The night stalker, Clare Donoghue
- When a young woman's body is found at the macabre landmark in Somerset's Quantock Hills, DI Mike Lockyer and Sergeant Jane Bennett are called in to investigate.
- Last seen alive, Claire Douglas
- Libby and James Hall can't believe their luck when the leaflet comes through the door. Swapping their tiny city flat for a beautiful house by the sea? Who would say no? But once they arrive at The Hideaway Libby starts to get jittery and increasingly paranoid.
- Perfect prey, Helen Fields
- Welcome to Edinburgh. Murder capital of Europe. In the middle of a rock festival, a charity worker is sliced across the stomach. He dies minutes later. In a crowd of thousands, no one saw his attacker.
- Pulse, Felix Francis
- Latest racing thriller from the son of Dick.
- If I die tonight, A.L. Gaylin
- Boy suspected of carjacking that killed a teenager is vilified in social media and his mother sets out to find the truth.
- White knight/black swan, David Gemmell
- 'Bimbo' Jardine is a special man a giant with a heart of gold, generous to his friends, feared by his enemies. His job is to collect money for Reardon, the local gangster, but everyone in this patch of South London knows him to be an honourable man, despite his capability for violence. But when Bimbo stops a homophobic attack, and then takes on the man who ordered it, he sets himself on a collision course with his own boss.
- The price of silence:an Anthony Brooke espionage thriller, Dolores Gordon-Smith
- 1915: Milly is a penniless five-year-old girl, in an orphanage in occupied Europe with a price on her head of two thousand pounds. Why?
- Y is for yesterday, Sue Grafton
- The habit of murder, Susanna Gregory
- The medieval sleuth and physician Matthew Bartholomew foils another dastardly plot.
- The Susan effect, Peter Hoeg
- Susan Svendsen has a special talent: she has a unique ability to make people confide in her and tell her their innermost secrets. She has exploited that talent, and now has a prison sentence hanging over her head for punching a Bollywood actor in an Indian casino.
- Cover up, Patricia Hall
- Kate O'Donnell and her police sergeant partner, Harry Barnard enter dangerous waters when they uncover evidence of a top-level conspiracy.
- Did you see Melody?, Sophie Hannah
- Pushed to breaking point, Cara Burrows abandons her family and escapes to a five-star spa resort she can't afford. Late at night, exhausted and desperate, she lets herself into her hotel room and is shocked to find it already occupied by a man and a teenage girl. A simple mistake on the part of the hotel receptionist but Cara's fear intensifies when she works out that the girl she saw in the hotel room is someone she can't possibly have seen.
- Truly evil, Mark Hardie
- A body has been found dumped on the sandy shores of Southend. Already under scrutiny following the murder of a corrupt cop, DS Frank Pearson and DC Cat Russell of the Essex Major Investigation Team are tasked with solving the case quickly, and quietly.
- You belong to me, Colin Harrison
- Tale of obsession and betrayal. When middle-aged immigration attorney and New York City map connoisseur Paul Reeves attends an auction with his beautiful neighbor, both
are confronted by mysterious figures who will dramatically alter the course of their futures.
- The silent girl, Hjorth & Rosenfeldt
- An idyllic white, two-storey, beautiful house in Sweden. Inside, a family has been brutally murdered; mother, father and two young children all shot in broad daylight. And the killer has got away.
- Soul cage, Tetsuya Honda
- A worker reports his boss missing, and a large amount of blood is found in the rented garage he used. At the same time, a severed left hand is found in a minivan abandoned in the outskirts of Tokyo, which is quickly identified as belonging to this missing man.
- When I wake up, Jessica Jarlvi
- When Anna, a much-loved teacher and mother of two, is left savagely beaten and in a coma, a police investigation is launched. News of the attack sends shock waves through her family and their small Swedish community.
- Crime scene, Jonathan & Jesse Kellerman
- A corpse lying at the bottom of the stairs. A beautiful but troubled young woman. A brutal, decades-old murder. And the man charged with making sense of it all.
Clay Edison is a former star athlete turned coroner's investigator.
- Sulfur Springs, William Kent Krueger
- On the Fourth of July, just as fireworks are about to go off in Aurora, Minnesota, Cork O'Connor and his new bride Rainy Bisonette listen to a desperate voicemail left by Rainy's son, Peter.
- Girl in snow, Danya Kukafka
- When a fifteen-year-old beloved high schooler named Lucinda Hayes is found murdered, no one in her sleepy Colorado suburb is untouched–not the boy who loved her too much;
not the girl who wanted her perfect life; not the officer assigned to investigate her murder.
- Good Friday, Lynda La Plante
- March, 1976. An IRA bombing campaign strikes terror across Britain. Nowhere and no one is safe. Minutes before a deadly tube station blast, detective constable Jane Tennison
spots the bomber.
- The girl who takes an eye for an eye, David Lagercrantz
- Lisbeth Salander is an unstoppable force: sentenced to two months in Flodberga women's prison for saving a young boy's life by any means necessary,
Salander refuses to say anything in her own defence. She has more important things on her mind.
- A stranger in the house, Shari Lapena
- Why would you run scared from a happy home? You're waiting for your beloved husband to get home from work. You're making dinner, looking forward to hearing about his day. That's the last thing you remember. You wake up in hospital, with no idea how you got there. More domestic noir.
- The circus train conspiracy, Edward Marston
- Following a string of successful performances, the Moscardi Circus is travelling by train to Newcastle for their next show. Yet a collision on the track with a couple
of sleepers causes pandemonium: passengers thrown about and animals escaping into the night.
- Insidious intent, Val McDermid
- A quiet night on a country road. The stillness shattered by a car engulfed in flames, and a burned body discovered in the driver's seat. As the investigation unfolds, DCI Carol Jordan and psychological profiler Tony Hill quickly realise that this is more than just a tragic accident.
- Under the sun, Lottie Moggach
- In her second novel, Lottie Moggach has a woman finding her dream life in Spain fall apart when she rents to a local businessman who may be a murderer.
- A necessary evil, Abir Mukherjee
- India, 1920. Captain Wyndham and Sergeant Banerjee of the Calcutta Police Force investigate the dramatic assassination of a Maharajah's son.
- The walls, Hollie Overton
- What if you could get away with murder? Single mom Kristy Tucker works as a press agent for the Texas Department of Corrections handling everything on death row from inmate interviews to chronicling the last moments during an execution.
- Glass houses, Louise Penny
- One cold November day, a mysterious figure appears on the village green in Three Pines, causing unease, alarm and confusion among everyone who sees it. Chief Superintendent, Armand Gamache knows something is seriously wrong.
- Waiting for Monsieur Bellivier, Britta Rostlund
- Helena Folasadu should of course say no. She doesn't know the man talking to her, she doesn't know Monsieur Bellivier, and she certainly isn't waiting for him.
But, bored of life, and sparked by a whim, she says yes. Sinister French thriller.
- Nightblind, Ragnar Jonasson
- Icelandic author Ragnar Jonasson's excellent debut novel, Snowblind hs been widely praised for its distinctive blend of Nordic noir and golden age detective fiction.
- Offering to the storm, Dolores Redondo
- In Pamplona, capital of Navarra, Amaia Salazar is called in to investigate the death of a baby girl. The baby has red marks on her face, indicating she has been murdered. According to the girl's grandmother, the father tried to run away with the body, uttering something about an offering.
- The marriage pact, Michelle Richmond
- Couple join a secret society known as The Pact to keep their marriage fresh, They find, however, breaking rules could be fatal.
- Margery Allingham's Albert Campion returns in Mr. Campion's abdication, Mike Ripley
- Margery Allingham's Mr. Campion finds himself masquerading as advisor to a very suspicious but glamorous film producer hunting for buried treasure that never was in the Suffolk villages of Sweethearting and Heronhoe, which used to host trysts between the future King Edward VIII and Mrs. Wallis Simpson.
- The real-town murders, Adam Roberts
- Alma is a private detective in a near-future England, a country desperately trying to tempt people away from the delights of Shine, the immersive successor to the internet. But most people are happy to spend their lives plugged in, and the country is decaying.
- The readymade thief, Augustus Rose
- Part literary detective story/part art history and as well as a conspiracy tale about a homeless girl on the streets of Philadelphia who discovers a secret society with a dark agenda.
- Three minutes, Roslund and Hellstrom
- One-time Swedish government agent Piet Hoffmann is on the run: both from the life prison sentence he escaped, and from the Polish drug mafia he double-
- Best day ever, Kaira Rouda
- Paul Strom has the perfect life: a glittering career as an advertising executive, a beautiful wife, two healthy boys and a big house in a wealthy suburb. And he's the perfect husband:
breadwinner, protector, provider. Is it all too good to be true.
- The end of the web, George Sims
- Another in the delightful series of classic British mysteries.
- The house of unexpected sisters, Alexander McCall Smith
- Latest in the series featuring Botswanas's Number One Ladies Detective Agency featuring Mme Ramotswe.
- The other girl, Erica Spindler
- Officer Miranda Rader of the Harmony, Louisiana PD is known for her honesty, integrity, and steady hand in a crisis - but that wasn't always so.
- Nothing stays buried, P. J. Tracy
- It's a hot June morning when homicide detectives Magozzi and Rolseath discover the body in the woods. And the playing card left with the victims points to something even more disturbing; the trademark of a serial killer, intent on playing out the deck.
- Resurrection Bay, Emma Viskic
- His childhood friend has been brutally murdered at his home in Melbourne. Tortured by guilt, Caleb vows to track down the killer. But he's profoundly deaf; missed words and misread lips can lead to confusion, and trouble. Fortunately, Caleb knows how to read people.
- Emma in the night, Wendy Walker
- One night three years ago, the Tanner sisters disappeared: fifteen-year-old Cass and seventeen-year-old Emma. Three years later, Cass returns, without her sister Emma.
- Barely legal, Stuart Woods and Parnell Hall
- Under the tutelage of Stone Barrington, Herbie Fisher has transformed from a bumbling sad sack into a capable man about town and the youngest partner at the white shoe law firm Woodman & Weld. Now all of his training will be put to the test as he finds himself embroiled in his most daring adventure to date.
- Yesterday, Felicia Yap
- Debut thriller set in a world of only two types of person: those who can only recall yesterday and those who can recall the day before. Will their diaries help and how do you solve a murder when you can only recall the previous day?
New Zealand Fiction
- White City, David Lyndon Brown
- White City is a collection of short stories set mostly in and around Auckland's Albert Park, but even those stories that travel far away from the park seem subtly inhabited by its breezes, colours, shadows and sounds.
- Our future is in the air, Tim Corballis
- It's 1975. A time of protest and upheaval is ending. A few years earlier, the world was in disarray. While protesters filled the streets, the Soviets disseminated time machine images of 9/11. Plans for jet air travel were shelved and the Twin Towers were never built.
- Moonshine eggs, Russell Haley
- Moonshine Eggs is the third novel in a trilogy of works based around the whimsical and comedic character of Harry Rejekt.
- Te Kauhanga: a tale of space(s), Antony Millen
- Montreal Perec is a cartographer with unusual powers of perception. He lives as a recluse in the town of Te Kauhanga, sheltered deep in the Central North Island. Thirty years ago, he travelled from overseas and settled into his lighthouse look-off, led by his unfruitful search for the treasure of his ancestors.
- LucyO, Robert T Scott
- Bob Johnstone returns to New Zealand and Whitecliffs where he spent school holidays. He finds conspiracies, murder, and deceit, reaching from 1940s Holland to 1980s New Zealand,
where crime, death, and romance flip him battered head over busted heels. At the center is beautiful, red-haired Lucyo, whose reappearance is as mysterious as her death. Dunedin author.
- The springs, Charlotte Squire
- Trouble's brewing for a small rural community who live near the most pure waters on earth Te Waikoropupu Springs, in Golden Bay, New Zealand. A foreign company plans to buy
the sacred waters and cut off all access to the sacred waters, not to mention their plans for the water.
- Tempted by the wrong twin, Rachel Bailey
- The millionaire's redemption, Therese Beharrie
- Pregnant at Acosta's demand, Maya Blake
- Captivated by the enigmatic tycoon, Bella Bucannon
- Stolen kisses with her boss, Susan Carlisle
- A promise for Miriam, Vannetta Chapman
- Bought for the billionaire's revenge, Clare Connelly
- The runaway bride and the billionaire, Kate Hardy
- The hostage heart, Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
- Encounter with a commanding officer, Charlotte Hawkes
- Carrying the Spaniard's child, Jennie Lucas
- An heir made in the marriage bed, Anne Mather
- The boss's fake fiancee, Susan Meier
- A ring for the Greek's baby, Melanie Milburne
- Claiming his pregnant princess, Annie O'Neil
- Tempted by the bridesmaid, Annie O'Neil
- Second time around, E M Richmond
- Rebel doc on her doorstep, Lucy Ryder
- Diamond sky, Annie Seaton
- The secret he must claim, Chantelle Shaw
- Protecting his defiant innocent, Michelle Smart
- A miracle for the baby doctor, Meredith Webber
- The CEO's nanny affair, Joss Wood
- The prince's stolen virgin, Maisey Yates
- The bark cutters, Nicole Alexander
- The Windfell family secrets, Diane Allen
- Twenty-one years have passed since Charlotte Booth fought to keep Ferndale Mill and her home at Windfell Manor following her traumatic first marriage. Now, highly regarded in local society and happily married to her childhood sweetheart, Archie Atkinson, she seeks only the best for their children.
- The widow's promise, Jennie Felton
- Carina Talbot's life is shattered when her beloved husband Robert is found dead in mysterious circumstances. Suddenly she must take on sole responsibility for their two young children and find a way to continue running the farm which was Robert's pride and joy.
- A Christmas candle, Katie Flynn
- It is 1939 and all over Britain children are being evacuated from cities and other places of danger to stay in the country which to them is as strange and frightening as a landing
on Mars. Eve Armstrong and her little brother are going to take refuge on a quiet farm in Devonshire.
- The telephone girls, Jenny Holmes
- 1936. George Street, West Yorkshire, houses a gleaming, brand-new telephone exchange where a group of capable girls works the complicated electrical switchboards.
- The sisters of Alameda Street, Lorena Hughes
- A generational saga that mixes historical fiction with the romance and intrigue of a Latin soap opera.
- The small fortune of Dorothea Q, Sharon Maas
- Thirty years of family secrets. Three generations of women. One family heirloom that could change everything.
- The last secret of the Deverills, Santa Montefiore
- It is 1939 and peace has flourished since the Great War ended. But much has changed for the Deverill family and now a new generation is waiting in the wings.
- Secrets between friends, Fiona Palmer
- Best friends Abbie, Jess and Ricki are setting sail on a cruise ship, rekindling the excitement of a school excursion they took ten years earlier to the historic port town of Albany, the oldest city on the stunning turquoise coastline of Western Australia. But are they truly prepared for what this voyage will reveal?
- After the war is over, Jennifer Robson
- After four years as a military nurse, Charlotte Brown is ready to leave behind the devastation of the Great War.
- Beneath the Parisian skies, Alli Sinclair
- Paris, 1917. Ballerina Viktoriya Budian narrowly escapes Russia with her life. She arrives in Paris determined to start afresh with the famed Ballets Russes but her newfound success is threatened when her past returns to haunt her.
- The right time, Danielle Steel
- About pursuing one's passion and succeeding beyond one's wildest dreams. Featuring an exclusive foreword by the author.
- Beneath a scarlet sky, Mark Sullivan
- Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager, obsessed with music, food, and girls, but his days of innocence are numbered.
When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior.
- Flight of the eagle, Peter Watt
- No one is left untouched by the dreadful curse which haunts two families, inextricably linking them together in love, death and revenge.
- Red sequins, Sally Worboyes
- Sandy Brent's life is blown apart the day her husband offers to drive her to work. On the way he tells her that their marriage is over and that he's seeing someone else. Sandy's refusal to believe that it's finished sends Roy into a frenzy and the car into a head-on collision.
- The dinner lady, Sally Worboyes
- Years ago, Patsy Hemmingway gave her son up to his natural father Jack and his wife Laura because a baby didn't fit into her lifestyle. But now Jac is six years old and Patsy
is on her own.
- The bronze skies, Catherine Asaro
- Second in the Skolian Empire: Ruby series.
- Lucky Ghost, Matthew Blakstad
- Early one morning, blogger Alex Kubelick walks up to a total stranger and slaps him across the face. Hard. He smiles. They've both just earned Emoticoin, in a new, all-
consuming game that trades real-life emotions for digital currency.
- Sea of Rust, C. Robert Cargill
- It's been 30 years since the apocalypse and 15 years since the murder of the last human being at the hands of robots. Humankind is extinct. Every man, woman, and child has been liquidated by a global uprising devised by the very machines humans designed and built to serve them.
- Star Wars. Phasma, Delilah S. Dawson
- One of the most cunning and merciless officers of the First Order, Captain Phasma commands the favor of her superiors, the respect of her peers, and the terror of her enemies.
- The dark net, Benjamin Percy
- The dark net is an online shadowland for criminals to operate anonymously, but when a demonic force begins to hack the minds of its users there is nowhere left to hide.
- The delirium brief, Charles Stross
- Latest in the Laundry Files series.