Book List 10/01/2021

Cecelia Ahern – The Year I Met You – The year that changed my life…The year I found Home…The year I met you. Sometimes friendship is found in the most unexpected places…

Jeffrey Archer (Hard Back)- Heads You Win – Leningrad 1968 Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child and from an early age it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape from Russia if they hope to survive…

Trisha Ashley – Creature Comforts – After causing a terrible accident, Izzy Dane’s life has lurched from one disaster to another. The final straw is when she realises that she and her fiance Kieran want completely different things in life…

Trisha Ashley – The Little Teashop of Lost and Found – Alice is a foundling, discovered on the Yorkshire moors above Haworth as a baby. Adopted but then later rejected again by a horrid stepmother, Alice struggles to find a place where she belongs…but can she find her happily ever after?

Tash Aw – The Harmony Silk Factory – This is the story of Johnny Lim, textile merchant, petty crook and inventor of the Amazing Toddy Machine, and his marriage to the beautiful Snow Soong.

James Barclay – Paras Over the Barras – Hilarious and heart-warming, marvellous story set in Glasgow’s East End tenements during the war.

James Barclay – Paras Over the Barras Part 2 The Second Wave. – Every bit as funny as the original.

James Barclay – Paras Over the Barras, Happy Landings – Will special constable Erchie McPherson finally catch Fingers McGeachie? And will Erchie at last be allowed to join the regular Glasgow police force? What has become of big Sammy and Rasputin Plinkett? Will man hungry Ina McLatchie finally ‘catch’ Wullie McSorley?

James Barclay – Oor Hoose – Sadie and Harry McPhatter have lived in the same tenement house, in Glasgow’s East End, since the day they were married and are now celebrating their Ruby Wedding Anniversary. It’s a house full of happy memories where they raised their two children. Now they are told that the building is to be demolished…Will they go quietly or…

Anthony Beevor – D-Day (Hardback) – Making use of overlooked and new material from over thirty archives in half a dozen countries, D-Day is the most vivid and well researched account yet of the Battle of Normandy.

Joanna Bell – Entertaining Angels – Joshua Gilfoyle has decided there’s two things he wants from life before he dies: to find his lost son and to commission an artist to produce his lasting legacy – an angel to replace the one stolen from Foxbarton Church. However…there seems to be more than a touch of magic in the air and mysteries of the past begin to reveal themselves.

Alan Bennett – The Lady in the Van – In 1974 the homeless Miss Shepherd moved her broken-down van into Alan Bennett’s garden. Deeply eccentric and stubborn to her bones, Miss Shepherd was not an easy tenant. And Bennett, despite inviting her in the first place, was a reluctant landlord. And yet she lived there for fifteen years…

Louis De Bernieres – Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – It is 1941 and Captain Antonio Corelli, a young Italian officer, is posted to the Greek island of Cephallonia as part of the occupying forces…When the local doctor’s daughter’s letters to her fiancé – a member of the underground – go unanswered, the working of the eternal triangle seems inevitable. But can this fragile love survive as a war of bestial savagery gets closer and the lines are drawn between invader and defender?

Steve Berry – The Amber Room – Rachel Cutler loves her job and her kids but remains civil to her ex-husband, Paul. But everything changes when her father dies under suspicious circumstances, leaving behind clues to a treasure called The Amber Room, one of the most intriguing mysteries of the last century…

Maeve Binchy – Scarlet Feather – Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather have decided to create the best catering company in Dublin…Yet neither Cathy’s marriage, nor Tom’s relationship are everything they appear to be…

Cathy Bramley – A Match Made in Devon – Nina has always dreamed of being a star. Unfortunately, her agent thinks she’s more girl-next-door than leading lady and her acting career isn’t going quite as planned. Then…Nina is forced to flee the city…Her plan is to lay low with a friend in Devon…But soon Nina learns that more drama can be found in a small village than on a hectic television set…

Cathy Bramley – Hetty’s Farmhouse Bakery – Thirty-two-year-old Hetty Greengrass is the star around which the rest of her family orbits. Marriage, motherhood and helping Dan run Sunnybank Farm have certainly kept her hands full for the last twelve years…With cracks appearing in her marriage and shocking secrets coming to light, Hetty must decide where her priorities really lie…

Cathy Bramley – White Lies and Wishes – With hidden issues, hidden talents and hidden demons to overcome, new friends Jo, Sarah and Carrie must admit to what they really, really want, if they are ever to get their happy ending…

Fern Britton – The Postcard – Life in the Cornish village of Pendruggan isn’t always picture perfect. For years Penny Leighton has kept her family secrets locked away in her heart, but now a postcard, tucked away in a long- hidden case, holds the devastating truth…

Louise Candlish – Our House – On a bright Friday morning in the London suburbs, a family moves into the house they’ve just bought on Trinity Avenue. Nothing strange about that. Except it’s your house. And you didn’t sell it.

John le Carre (Hard Back) The legacy of Spies – Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as The Circus, has retired to his family farmstead on the south coast of Brittany when a letter from his old Service summons him to London…

Diane Chamberlain – The Dream Daughter – When Caroline Sears receives the news that her unborn baby girl has a heart defect, she is devastated. It is 1970 and it seems there is nothing anyone can do. But her brother-in-law is a physicist, tells her that perhaps there is…

Lee Childs – Night School – It’s 1996 and the Soviets are long gone. But now there’s a new enemy. In an apartment in Hamburg, a group of smartly dressed young Saudis are planning something big…

Lee Childs – Die Trying – Chained in a dark van racing across America, Reacher doesn’t know why they’ve been kidnapped. The woman claims to be FBI. She’s certainly tough enough. But at their remote destination, will raw courage be enough to overcome the hopeless odds?

Lee Childs – The Hard Way – He watches a man cross a New York street and drive away in a Mercedes. The car contains $1 million of ransom money. Reacher’s job is to make sure it all turns out right – money paid, family safely returned. But…

Lee Childs – Bad Luck and Trouble – In the past the elite team always watched each other’s backs. Now, one of them has shown up dead in the California desert and six more are missing. Reacher’s old buddies are in big trouble and he can’t let that go.

Lee Childs – 61 Hours – Hour 61, icy winter in South Dakota. Hour 31, one brave woman is standing up for justice. Hour zero, has Reacher finally met his match?

Lee Childs – The Midnight Line – All he wants is to find the woman. He’ll have to go through bikers, cops, crooks and low-life muscle. If she’s okay, he’ll walk away. If she’s not…he’ll stop at nothing.

Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney – Locked On – When a deadly terrorist alliance creates the potential to blackmail any world power into submission, it’s got to be stopped before it is too late. Thays just the trigger Jack Ryan Jr needs to take his work for shadowy intelligence agency The Campus from the back room to the sharp end: black ops…

  1. Clarke – Mastering Spanish

Billy Connolly – Made in Scotland – My grand adventures in a wee country…

Ann Cleaves – White Nights – At first the hanging body seems to be a straightforward case of suicide. Shetland detective Jimmy Perez recognizes the victim – a stranger with amnesia who disrupted a local party the night before his death…Then another body is found…

Ann Cleaves – The Long Call – In North Devon, where the rivers Taw and Torridge meet, Detective Matthew Venn stands outside the chapel as his father’s funeral takes place. The day Matthew left the strict evangelical community in which he grew up, he lost his family too.

Tracy CorbettThe Summer Theatre by the Sea – Charlotte Saunders has always loved the buzz of city life. So, when she finds herself abruptly fired, dumped and forced to leave London to move in with her sister Laura in Cornwall, she thinks the world is ending…

David Cordingly – Cochrane The Dauntless. The Life and Adventures of Thomas Cochrane – Patrick O’Brian, C.S. Forester and Captain Marryat all based their literary heroes on Thomas Cochrane but Cochrane’s exploits were far more daring and exciting than those of his fictional counterparts. He was a man of action, whose bold and impulsive nature meant he was often his own worst enemy.

Mason Cross – The Time to Kill – It’s been five years since Carter Blake parted ways with top-secret government operation Winterlong. At the time, they agreed a deal: he’d keep quiet about what they were doing, and in return they’d let him live. But now something has changed and Winterlong is coming for him.

Nelson Demille – The Lion (A John Corey Thriller) – Asad Khalil-aka ‘The Lion’- is the most dangerous man alive. A ruthless Libyan terrorist with an agenda of death and destruction, he has come to the US to seek out his number one enemy, ex-NYPD homicide detective John Corey…

Jenny Éclair – Life, Death and Vanilla Slices – Poor Jean Collins. She stepped into the road without looking and now lies broken in hospital. But what distracted her? And why was she carrying a box of vanilla slices, the cream cakes she only ever bought for special occasions? Jean’s daughter Anne travels back up north to find out. But her mind is on her teenage sons in London – boys on the brink of becoming not very nice men…

Harriet Evans – The Wildflowers – Tony and Althea Wilde. Glamorous, argumentative…adulterous to the core. They were my parents. Actors known by everyone. They gave our lives love and colour in a house by the sea – the house that sheltered my orphaned father when he was a boy…

Lisa Evans – Old Baggage – It is 1928, Matilda Simpkin is a woman with a thrilling past and a chafingly uneventful present. In her youth she was a militant suffragette. Jailed five times, she marched, sang, smashed windows and heckled Winston Churchill. But nothing since then has had the same depth, the same excitement…Giving the wooden club she still keeps in her handbag a twirl, she is struck by an idea…

Katie Fforde – A Secret Garden – Lorna and her friend Philly work together in the grounds of a beautiful manor house in the Cotswolds. But even though they are surrounded by family and friends, the door to true love remains resolutely closed. Could their discovery of a secret garden mean this is about to change?

Helen Forrester – Liverpool Daisy – Daisy Gallagher is big, tough and loving. In Liverpool in the depression, she is the staff and support of her family…and always short of money. One dark night she is cornered by three drunken sailors…

Robert Galbraith – Lethal White – When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike’s office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story…

Tess Gerritsen – I Know a Secret (hardback) – movie posters, a young woman’s body is found. She lies on her bed, two bloodied objects clutched in her palm…One woman knows the killer is coming for her next. She’s the only one who can help Rizzoli and Isles catch him. But she’s hiding something…

Jane Green – Tempting Fate – When Gabby first met Elliott, she knew he was the man for her. In twenty years of marriage she has never doubted her love for him – even when he refused to give her the one thing she wants most of all. But now their two daughters are growing up, Gabby feels that time and her youth are slipping away. For the first time in her life she is restless. And the she meets Matt…

Philippa Gregory – The Lady of the Rivers – 1435. Rouen Jacquetta of Luxembourg is left a wealthy young widow when her husband, the Duke of Bedford, dies. Her only friend in the great household is Richard Woodville, the Duke’s squire, and it’s not long before the two become lovers and marry in secret…

Jack Grimwood – (Hard Back) Nightfall Berlin – 1986, news that East-West nuclear-arms negotiations are taking place led many to believe the Cold War may finally be thawing. For British intelligence officer Major Tom Fox, however, it is business as usual. Ordered to arrange the smooth repatriation of a defector, Fox is smuggled into East Berlin…

John Grisham – The Testament (hardback) – Troy Phelan is a self-made billionaire, one of the richest men in the United States…Nate O’Riley is a high-octane Washington litigator who’s lived too hard, too fast for too long…Rachel Lane is a young woman who chose to give her life to God, who walked away from the modern world with all its strivings and trappings…In a story that mixes legal suspense with a remarkable adventure, their lives are forever altered by the startling secret of The Testament.

John Grisham (Hard Back) – The Guardians – 22 years old Quincy Miller was sentenced to life without parole. He was accused of killing Keith Russo, a lawyer in a small Florida town…But there were powerful and ruthless people behind Russo’s murder. They prefer that an innocent man dies in jai than one of them. There’s only one way to guarantee that…

John Grisham – The Confession – Travis Boyette is a murderer. In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, he abducted, raped and strangled a popular high-school cheerleader…After years of silence he is ready to confess. But how can a guilty man convince lawyers, judges and politicians that they’re about to execute an innocent man?

Joanne Harris – Chocolat – When an exotic stranger, Vianne Rocher, arrives in the French village of Lansquenet, and opens a chocolate boutique directly opposite the church, Father Reynaud identifies her as a serious danger to his flock…Rich, clever and mischievious, Chocolat is a literary feast for all senses.

Rosie Harris – A Mother’s Love (hardback) – Finding herself pregnant, Julia Winter is forced to leave home rather than bring shame on her family. Reduced to living in the slums of Liverpool, she eventually finds work in a respectable hotel where Eunice Hawkins, the manager’s wife is also expecting…However, Paul and Eunice Hawkins hide a secret too terrible to reveal…

Holly Hepburn – The Picture House by the Sea – The picture house by the sea is the palace of Polwhipple – a lovely art deco cinema, nestled in front of azure Cornish sea. But it is long past its heyday, and it’s only saving grace is Ferrelli’s, the family run ice-cream concession in the foyer…Can Gina save the place before it’s too late?

Mary Higgins Clark – All by Myself, Alone – A glamorous cruise on a luxurious ocean liner turns deadly in this thrilling novel from the Queen of Suspense and international best-selling author…

Gail Honeyman – Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – A story about the very worst and very best that humans are capable of…Funny, brave and utterly devastating. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled existence. Except, sometimes, everything…

Anthony Horowitz – Stormbreaker – Meet Alex Ryder, the world’s most reluctant spy. Forcibly recruited into MI6 after the mysterious death of his guardian, fourteen-year-old Alex is sent to infiltrate the organization of a sinister billionaire. Within days he’s gone from schoolboy to superspy – and his first assignment may be his last…

Anthony Horowitz – Scorpia – Alex Ryder is in Venice, looking for secrets long-buried in the past. Was his father really a ruthless assassin – and if so, what does that make Alex? The truth lies with the shadowy criminal organization known as Scorpia, and soon Alex will have to make a choice: will he continue to work for MI6 who have manipulated and betrayed him? Or will Alex join Scorpia – and get his revenge?

Anthony Horowitz – Point Blanc – Fouteen-year-old Alex is back at schoo, trying to adapt to his double life…and double homework. But MI6 have other plans for him…

Anthony Horowitz – Eagle Strike – Relaxing in the South of France, reluctant MI6 agent Alex Ryder is finally able to feel like an ordinary 14-year-old – until a sudden ruthless attack on his hosts plunges him back into a world of violence and mystery. And this time MI6 don’t want to know…

Anthony Horowitz – Snakehead – Can Alex Rider survive the poison of the Snakehead? No sooner has Alex splashed down off the coast of Australia than he finds himself sucked into another adventure. This time he’s working for the ASIS – the Australian Secret Service and his target is the criminal underworld of South-East Asia: the ruthless world of the Snakehead.

Celia Imrie – Nice Work (If You Can Get It) – Tucked between glitzy Monte Carlo and the red carpets of Cannes, Bellevue-Sur-Mer seems like the perfect place for an enterprising band of inhabitants to open a restaurant. Happily, exiled from demanding families, they have found peace and Provencal cooking in the cobbled streets and azure vistas of their new home. But all is not as rosy as it seems, for it soon becomes clear that someone is trying to sabotage their project…

Shirley Jackson – The Haunting of Hill House – Alone in the world, Eleanor is delighted to take up Dr. Montague’s invitation to spend a summer in the mysterious Hill House. Joining them are Theodora, an artistic sensitive, and Luke, heir to the house. But what begins as a light-hearted experiment is swiftly proven to be a trip into their darkest nightmares and an investigation that one of their number might not survive…

P.D. James – The Lighthouse – Combe Island off the Cornish coast offers rest and seclusion to over-stresses professionals who have paid the price of getting to the top. But when one of these distinguished visitors is found hanging from the top of the island’s lighthouse, murder- not suicide- is suspected…

Peter James = Not Dead Yet – The return of a Brighten girl turned movie star spells nothing but trouble for Detective Superintendent Roy Grace…An obsessed stalker is after Gaia – and Grace knows that they may be at large in his city, waiting, watching, planning…

V.V. James – Sanctuary – It’s the perfect town…Dan’s death was a tragic accident. The rumours about his ex-girlfriend are just local gossip. Detective Maggie Knight has it all figured out. She’s wrong.

Quintin Jardine – The Bad Fire – Nine years ago Marcia Brown took her own life. A pillar of the community, she had been charged with shoplifting, which she denied. Her suicide just before the trial seemed to confirm her guilt…

Jonas Jonasson – The Accidental Further Adventures of The Hundred-Year-Old Man – It all begins with that pesky lever in the hot air balloon. Alan is sitting quietly with his friend Julius, waiting for his 101st birthday party to begin, when someone manages to break the lever and up they go far above the Indian Ocean. But what goes up must come down and after they are rescued from the water by a North Korean ship, it’s only a matter of time before the pair are entangled in a global diplomatic crisis…

Sadie Jones – The Outcast – One summer’s day in 1957, nineteen-year-old Lewis Aldridge stands alone at Waterford railway station. The only person awaiting his return is a fifteen-year-old girl called Kit Carmichael. Like him, she endured a childhood spent in the stifling atmosphere of an English village recovering from the ravages of the Second World War…

Martyn Johnson – What’s Tha Up To? Memories of A Yorkshire Bobby – In his charming and funny memoir, Martyn Johnson recalls the rogues, cheats and scoundrels as well as the many friends who made his life on the beat so unforgettable.

Milly Johnson – The Queen of Wishful Thinking – Bonnie Brookland is trapped in a mundane, loveless marriage, but when she finds a new job in an antiques shop called Pot of Gold, she realises the time has come to break away from her husband Stephen and find some happiness for herself, however hard that might be.

Jonathan Kellerman – Motive – Alex Delaware, a criminal psychologist…The discovery of a second and then third crime scene bearing the same taunting signature raises the spectre of a serial killer on a mission, whose twisted method is exceeded only by his manipulation and cunning madness.

Marian Keyes – The Break – 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, their life. Six months in South East Asia, and nothing she says can stop him. But when does a break become a break-up?

Stephen King – The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower 1) – ‘The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed.’ The iconic opening line of Stephen King’s ground breaking series, The Dark Tower, introduces one of his most enigmatic and powerful heroes: Roland of Gilead, the Last Gunslinger…

Maureen Lee – Lights Out Liverpool – Set against the powerful, poignant backdrop of a nation at war, Lights Out Liverpool is an inspiring drama of families torn apart by war and united by courage…

Laddie Lucas – Malta, The Thorn in Rommel’s Side – Six months that turned the war…

Sarah Maine – The House Between Tides – is the captivating story of a crumbling estate in the wilds of Scotland, its century-old secret and an enduring mystery.

Hilary Mantel – Beyond Black – Alison Hart, a medium by trade, tours the dormitory towns of London’s orbital road with her flint-hearted sidekick Colette, passing on messages from dead ancestors. But behind her plump, smiling persona is a desperate woman: the next life hold terrors that she must conceal from her clients and her own waking hours are plagued by the spirits of men from her past…

Edward Marston – A Christmas Railway Mystery – December 1860. An army of men is heading to the Swindon Locomotive Works for the morning shift from their nearby terraced houses built by the GWR. Frank Rodman should have been among them but his new destination is the grave – or it will be once his missing head is found. Christmas is fast approaching and the last thing Inspector Colbeck needs is a complex case…

George R.R. Martin – A Game of Thrones – The First Book of A Song of Ice and Fire. Summer spans decades. Winter can last a lifetime and the struggle for the iron throne has begun…

Carole Matthews – A Place to Call Home – In the dead of night, Ayesha takes her daughter, Sabina, and slips quietly from her home, leaving behind a life full of pain. Boarding a coach to London, all Ayesha wants is a fresh start.

Carole Matthews – A Compromising Position – Emily Miller has been betrayed. When her boyfriend posts compromising photos of her on the internet, her life goes into sharp decline. Emily is about to lose everything – including the man she thought she loved… But will Cara cast the right spell to get Emily out of her current position?

Peter May – Lockdown – A city in quarantine. London. The epicentre of a global pandemic, is a city in lockdown. Violence and civil disorder simmer. Martial law has been imposed. A deadly virus has already claimed thousands of victims. Health and emergency services are overwhelmed…

Peter May – A Silent Death – A silent vow. 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…

Denzil Meyrick – Jeremiah’s Bell – Teenager Alison Doig disappeared from Kinloch over thirty years ago under mysterious circumstances…Daley’s team must race against time to expose long-held secrets and shameful lies before there are any more victims…

David Mitchell – (Hard Back) Thinking About it Only Makes it Worse – What is wrong with calling a burglar brave? Why are people so f***ing hung up about swearing? Why do the * in that sentence make it okay? Why do so many people want to stop other people doing things, and how can they be stopped from stopping them? Why are so many reliant on perpetual diversions that someone has created chocolate toothpaste? Is there anything to be done about the internet? These and many other questions trouble David Mitchell as he delights us with a tour of modern absurdities.

Santa Montefiore – The Swallow and the Hummingbird – Rita and George have been sweethearts since they were children. When George leaves to join the RAF and fight for England, Rita promises to wait for him…But how long should she wait for the love of her life?

Santa Montefiore – The Forget-Me-Not Sonata – Buenos Aires 1948, Audrey Garnet lives a sheltered life in the exclusive Argentinian community of Hurlingham. That is, until Cecile and Louis Forrester arrive, travelling from England to make their fortunes…

Allan Morrison – Last Tram Tae Auchenshuggle – The historical realities of the Glasgow tramline are brought to life with Allan Morrison’s hilarious patter. A trip down memory lane to 1962, with the Glasgow tram service about to come to an end…

Michael Morpurgo – Farm Boy, The Sequel to War Horse – I love Grandpa’s farm. When I was younger, I’d go down there whenever I could; but I didn’t just go for the farm. I went for Grandpa and his stories too. But Grandpa had a secret, a secret so shameful he kept it to himself, all these years…

Jojo Moyes – Still Me – She knows how many miles lie between her new home in New York and her new boyfriend Sam in London. She knows her employer is a good man and she knows his wife is keeping a secret from him. What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to meet someone who’s going to turn her whole life upside down…

Jojo Moyes – The One Plus One – One eternal optimist…Plus one lost stranger…Equals a chance encounter…’A beautifully written love story’

Stuart MacBride – A Dark so Deadly – Welcome to the Misfit Mob – where Police Scotland dumps the officers it can’t get rid of, but wants to… No one expects the Misfit Mob to solve anything, but right now they’re all that stands between a killer’s victims and a slow lingering death…

MacDonalds at the Massacre of Glencoe…(J. Prebble’s) description evocative and powerful. His research has been extensive…

Becoming Michelle Obama – An intimate, powerful and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of The United States.

Sheila O’Flanagan – Bad Behaviour – Darcy has it all: a high-flying career, an apartment in the centre of Dublin and a wardrobe bursting with designer labels. OK, so she doesn’t have Mr. Right in her life at the moment, but she’s not short of admirers. So why does an unexpected wedding invitation send shivers down her spin? Because the groom, Aidan, dumped her…for her ex-best friend…

Sheila O’Flanagan – The Perfect Man – Britt McDonagh doesn’t believe in love. One painful mistake proved her right on that score. So she’s as surprised as anyone when her novel The Perfect Man becomes a huge bestseller. How can she write so convincingly about true love if she really thinks it’s a myth?..

Sheila O’Flanagan – What Happened That Night – When Lola Fitzpatrick catches the eye of Philip Warren, she’s new to Dublin and loving it. He’s used to getting what he wants…and she can’t resist him. Until one night he forces her to make an impossible choice…Lola’s daughter Bey has inherited her mother’s impulsive streak and it takes her down dangerous paths…

Sheila O’Flanagan – The Missing Wife – Have you ever wanted to disappear? When Imogen Naughton vanishes, everyone who knows her is shocked. She has a perfect marriage. Her handsome husband treats her like a princess She’s always said how lucky she is. So why has she left? And how will she survive without Vince?

Sheila O’Flanagan – Yours, Faithfully – Two women – strangers living separate lives. But their two worlds are about to collide in the most shocking way…

James Paterson & Maxine Paetro – 18th Abduction – Three missing women. Two impossible cases. One determined detective. Smart characters, shocking twists and a villain so evil you count down to the very last page to discover what will happen…

Mary Paulson-Ellis – The Other Mrs Walker – An old lady dies alone and unheeded in a cold Edinburgh flat on a snowy Christmas night…A few days later a middle-aged woman arrives back in the city she thought she’d left behind, her future uncertain, her past in tatters.

Jeremy Paxman – Great Britain’s Great War (Hardback) – Rich with personalities, surprises and ironies, this lively narrative history paints a picture of courage and confusion, doubts and dilemmas and is written with Jeremy Paxman’s characteristic flair for storytelling, wry humour and pithy observation.

Lesley Pearse – Dead to Me – Two girls, two different lives, one terrible betrayal. Spring 1935. Two girls meet by chance on Hampstead Heath. To an outsider, they could not appear more different…However, there’s an instant affinity between them and when their fortunes are shockingly reversed, it is the strength of their friendship that keeps them resilient to the challenges and hardship they face…

Lesley Pearse – You’ll Never See Me Again – Betty is running for her life… When Betty’s husband returns from the war broken and haunted, she knows her marriage is doomed. Taking a fleeting chance to escape, she goes on the run armed with a new identity. But penniless and alone, Betty quickly finds that starting again is much harder than she thought. And she never imagined it could end in murder… Sometimes you have to keep running if you want to survive…

Lesley Pearse – The House Across the Street – It’s 1964 and 23-year-old Katy Speed is fascinated by Gloria and the goings-on at the house over the road. Who are the mysterious women arriving in a black car most Saturdays? Then one night, Gloria’s house burns to the ground…

Jean Plaidy – Passage to Pontefract – Richard of Bordeaux, young heir to the throne after Edward the Third, is surrounded by ambitious uncles who believe it would be better for the country if they could take the crown. While Richard shows himself capable of reckless bravery, his extravagance soon brings him into conflict with his people…

John Prebble – Glencoe – The treacherous and coldblooded order ruthlessly carried out on the 13th February 1692, when the Campbells slaughtered the

Nancy Revell – Shipyard Girls in Love – Sunderland 1941. With a brief break in air raids providing some much-needed respite from the war, things are looking up for head welder Rosie, who has fallen head over heels for Detective Sergeant Miller. But how long can their romance last in such uncertain times?

Lucinda Riley – The Love Letter – 1995 London. When Sir James Harrison, one of the greatest actors of his generation, passes away at the age of ninety-five he leaves behind, not just a heartbroken family but also a secret, so shocking, that it could rock the English Establishment to its core…

Nora Roberts – Shelter in Place – Simone Knox survived a massacre but someone still wants her dead…They spent years perfecting a plan to finish what was started that day and Reed and Simone find themselves in a race against time to protect themselves and others from a killer who will not, and cannot stop.

Peter Robinson – When the Music’s Over – Two young girls, two unspeakable crimes, fifty years separates them- their pain connects them.

Peter Robinson – Careless Love – Banks and Annie confront two impossible deaths: The body of a young local student is found on a lonely country road. A man in his sixties is found dead in a gully up on the nearby wild moorland. As the trail gets colder, Annie’s father’s new partner, Zelda, alerts Banks and Annie to the return of an old and dangerous enemy in a new guise. This is someone who will stop at nothing, not even murder, to get what he wants.

Sally Rooney – Normal People – …is a story of mutual fascination, friendship and love. It takes us from that first conversation to the years beyond, in the company of two people who try to stay apart but find they can’t…

J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – There’s a plot Harry Potter. A plot to make most terrible things happen at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry this year…

J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – Welcome to the Knight Bus, emergency transport for the stranded witch or wizard. Just stick out your wand hand, step on board and we can take you anywhere you want to go…

Karin Slaughter – Kisscut – When a teenage quarrel in the small town of Heartsdale explodes into a deadly shoot-out, Sara Linton – paediatrician and medical examiner – finds herself entangled in a horrific tragedy…

Karin Slaughter – Triptych (Hardback) When Atlanta police detective Michael Ormewood is called out to a murder scene at the notorious Grady Homes, he finds himself faced with one of the most brutal killings of his career: Aleesha Monroe is found in the stairwell in a pool of her own blood, her body horribly mutilated…

Keith Stuart – The Boy Made of Blocks – is a beautiful, funny and uplifting story of family and love inspired by the author’s own experiences with his son.

Heidi Swain – Sunshine and Sweet Peas in Nightingale Square – Kate is on the run from her soon-to-be ex-husband, who still desperately wants her back, when she stumbles across a cosy nook in Norwich – Nightingale Square. What Kate doesn’t count on is being pulled out of her perfect little hiding place and into a community that won’t take no for an answer…

Margaret Thornton – Time Goes By (hardback)- Kathy Leigh never knew her mother, who died many years ago in a freak accident. Raised by her father, Albert, and her Auntie Win in 1950’s Blackpool, she leads a happy childhood. Time passes and Kathy grows up, falls in love and marries her childhood sweetheart; what more could a girl wish for? But when her father dies, Kathy uncovers his shocking secret…

Paige Toon – The Last Piece of my Heart – When life feels like a puzzle, sometimes it’s the small pieces that make up the bigger picture…A successful travel journalist, Bridget has ambitions to turn her quirky relationship blog into a book. But then a different proposition catches her eye…

Various – Riptide – This diverse collection of new fiction and poetry from the Highlands and Islands showcases the work of established writers and new names to watch.

Penny Vincenzi – Into Temptation – The Lytton family past is full of secrets and only Lady Celia knows them all. There’s her daughter Adele’s difficult, dark past; the dreadful cruelty of a truth her son Kit had to confront; even the shadows of Celia’s own life and the Barty Miller, the child she rescued from the slums in babyhood who now owns more than half of the Lytton publishing house…

SOLD Cecelia Ahern – Flawed – Celestine North lives a perfect life. But then Celestine breaks a rule and faces life-changing repercussions. She could be imprisoned, branded, flawed. Where one woman takes a stand that could cost her everything…

SOLD David Baldacci – No Man’s Land – John Puller is the US Army’s most tenacious investigator but there has always been one mystery which has eluded him – the disappearance of his mother who vanished without a trace thirty years ago…

SOLD Davis Baldacci – The Escape – Military CID investigator John Puller returns from his attest case to learn that his brother, an expert in nuclear weaponry and cyber-security, has escaped from the US Army’s most secure prison. It seems that Robert – convicted of treason – may have had help in his breakout. Now he’s on the run and he’s the military’s number 1 target. John has a dilemma. Which comes first: loyalty to his country, or to his brother?

SOLD David Baldacci – The Guilty – Special Agent Will Robie left his hometown in Mississippi when he was a teenager…Now over twenty years later he’s back…Another murder changes everything and stone-cold killer Robie will have to come to grips with his toughest assignment of all. His family.

SOLD Vicki Beeby The Ops Room Girls – It’s 1939 and working-class Evie has received a scholarship to study mathematics at Oxford when tragedy turns her life on its head. Seeking a new future for herself, she joins the Woman’s Auxiliary Air Force as an Ops Room plotter, posted to a fighter station on the Sussex Coast…But the German bombers seem to know more than they should about the base’s operations and soon she is caught up in a world more dangerous than she ever imagined…

SOLD Anna Blair – Croft and Creel. A Century of Coastal Memories – Recorded in conversations round the coast from Musselburgh to Lewis, Ballantrae to Orkney, such memories and not statistics of yield and tonnage, are the stuff of Croft and Creel.

SOLD Stephen Booth – Drowned Lives – When council officer Chris Buckley is approached by an odd old man demanding help in healing a decades-old family rift, he sends the stranger away. But then the man is murdered and the police arrive on Chris’s doorstep asking questions to which he has no answers. As Chris begins to look into the circumstances of the murder, he uncovers a deadly secret in the silt and mud of the local canals that he’ll realise was better kept buried.

SOLD Cathy Bramley – The Lemon Tree Café – When Rose Featherstone finds herself unexpectedly jobless, the offer to help her beloved Italian grandmother out at The Lemon Tree Café – a little slice of Italy nestled in the rolling hills of Derbyshire – feels like the perfect way to keep busy…But she is haunted by a terrible secret…

SOLD Cathy Bramley – Appleby Farm – A charming romantic comedy that’s a breath of fresh air. Freya Moorcroft has wild red hair, mischievous green eyes and a heart of gold. She’s happy working at the café…but a part of her misses the beautiful rolling hills of her Cumbrian childhood home…But will saving Appleby Farm and following her heart come at a price?

SOLD Ann Cleaves – The Crow Trap – In the isolated Baikie’s Cottage on the North Pennines, three very different women come together to complete an environmental study. Three women who each know the meaning of betrayal…

SOLD Ann Cleaves – Wild Fire – Shetland: Welcoming. Wild. Remote. Drawn in by the reputation of the islands, an English family move to the area, eager to give their autistic son a better life. But when a young nanny’s body is found hanging in the barn of their home, rumours of her affair with the husband begin to spread like wildfire…

SOLD Ann Cleaves – Burial of Ghosts – Twenty-five-year-old Lizzie Bartholomew has had more than her fair share of struggles…A holiday in Morocco seems to be the perfect escape…Then she receives a solicitor’s letter…But there are conditions attached to this unexpected legacy that will soon force Lizzie to confront terrifying secrets…

SOLD Karen Cleveland – Need to Know – Married for ten years. Four children. She thought she knew her husband better than anyone. She was wrong. ‘This compulsive, clever thriller will have you reading long into the night’.

SOLD Harlan Coben – Fool Me Once – If your husband was murdered and you were a witness, how do you explain it when he appears on your nanny cam? You thought you trusted him, now you can’t even trust yourself. Dark secrets and a terrifying hunt for the truth lie at the heart of this gripping thriller.

SOLD Lee Child – Killing Floor – is the first book in the phenomenal bestselling Jack Reacher series by Lee Child. It introduces Reacher for the first time, as the tough ex-military cop of no fixed abode. Trained to think fast and act faster, he is the perfect action hero for men and women alike.

SOLD Jeffery Deaver – The Burial Hour – When a man is snatched from a New York street in broad daylight, the only clue is a miniature noose left on the pavement. By the time criminal forensic scientist Lincoln Rhyme is involved, a video of the missing man is already online, his dying breaths set to grisly music by someone calling himself The Composer…

SOLD Anthony Doerr – All the Light We Cannot See – In this magnificent, deeply moving novel, the stories of Marie-Laure and Werner illuminate the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another.

SOLD Helen Dunmore – Your Blue-eyed Boy – There are things you should know about blackmail, in case it comes tapping at your door…

SOLD Frederick Forsyth – The Veteran – Five breath taking tales from the greatest storyteller of them all. Revenge is still a dish best eaten cold but nothing else is quite what it seems in Frederick Forsyth’s richly varied collection of short fictions, each one a tour de force.

SOLD Robert Galbraith – The Cuckoo’s Calling – When a troubled model falls to her death from a Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has his doubts and calls in private detective Cormoran Strike to investigate…

SOLD Alex Gray – Still Dark – New Year’s Eve should be a time for celebrating. But for Detective Superintendent William Lorimer, this is one night he will never forget…

SOLD Alex Gray – Shadows of Sounds – When George Millar, the City of Glasgow’s orchestra leader, is brutally murdered in his dressing room before a performance his colleagues are shocked…

SOLD Alex Gray – The Riverman – The riverman’s job is to navigate the swirling currents of the Clyde, pulling up rubbish from Glasgow’s great river. But occasionally he is required to do something more shocking – such as lifting out corpses…

SOLD Elly Griffiths – Dying Fall – Dr Ruth Galloway, forensic archaeologist spends her life looking at death. But now death has found her, with the news that her long-time friend Dan Golding has been killed in a house fire. Ruth’s grief soon turns to suspicion when she receives a desperate letter from Dan, sent the day before he died….

SOLD John Grisham – The Reckoning – Pete Banning was Clanton’s favourite son, a returning war hero, the patriarch of a prominent family, a farmer, father and faithful member of the Methodist Church. Then one cool October morning in 1946, he rose early, drove into town, walked into the Church and calmly shot and killed the Reverend Dexter Bell…

SOLD Noah Hawley – Before the Fall – A private jet plunges into the sea with only two survivors: the young son of the family who chartered the plane-now heir to a TV mogul’s fortune-and a man who only chanced to be on board at all, down-on-his-luck artist Scott Burroughs, the hero who saved the boy’s life. But nothing is simple when…

SOLD Sarah Hilary – Never Be Broken – Children are dying on London’s streets. Frankie Reece, stabbed through the heart, outside a corner shop. Others recruited from care homes, passes like gifts between gangs. They are London’s lost. Then Raphaela Belsham is killed. She’s 13 years old, from a smart part of town a. And she’s white. Suddenly the establishment are taking notice…

SOLD Victoria Hislop – Those Who Are Loved – Athens 1941, Nazi forces occupy Greece…and a nation falls apart. In the civil war following the end of the occupation, Themis joins the Communist army to fight for her beliefs. Ultimately imprisoned on the infamous island of exile, Makronisos and then Trikeri, Themis encounters another prisoner whose life will entwine with hers in ways neither can foresee. She finds she must weigh her principles against her desire to escape and live…

SOLD Peter James – Not Dead Enough – Detective Superintendent Roy Grace has found the killer – hasn’t he? A beautiful socialite is dead. Grace’s leading suspect, her husband, was sixty miles away when she died, but all other evidence points to him. Has someone stolen his identity or is he simply a very clever liar?

SOLD Sophie Kinsella (writing as Madeleine Wickham – Swimming Pool Sunday – One shimmeringly hot Sunday in May, the Delaneys open their pool to the whole village for charity. Louise is there with her daughters and while the children splash and shriek in the cool, blue waters, she basks in the sunshine, attempting to ignore her estranged husband and dreaming of the new man in her life, a charismatic lawyer. The day seems perfect. Then a sudden and shocking accident changes everyone’s life forever…

SOLD Peter May – I’ll Keep You Safe – Niamh and Ruairidh Macfarlane co-own the Hebridean company Ranish Tweed. On a business trip to Paris to promote their luxury brand, Niamh learns of Ruairidh’s affair and then looks on as he and his lover are killed by a car bomb…

SOLD ??Denzil Meyrick – A Breath on Dying Embers – When the luxury cruise ship Great Britain berths in Kinloch harbour, the pressure mounts on DCI Jim Daley. The high-powered international delegates on board are touring the country, golfing and sightseeing, as part of a UK government trade mission. But within hours, one of the crew members vanishes and a local birdwatcher is missing…

SOLD Santa Montefiore – The Temptation of Gracie – A cookery course in the heart of Tuscany proves irresistible to Gracie Burton. She decides to plough her life savings into the week-long trip leaving her daughter and granddaughter baffled by her impulsiveness. Will she let the magic of Italy revive her adventurous past and open her heart once more? And in doing so, will it reunite the 3 generations of her family?

SOLD Santa Montefiore – Sea of Lost Love – Celestria, the charismatic daughter of an aristocratic family, lives in Pendrift Hall, a pale stone mansion with gardens that tumble down to the Cornish sea. As summer approaches, the weeks ahead hold the promise of self-discovery and the thrilling possibility of elicit love affairs. Yet tragedy erupts in paradise when one of the family vanishes…

SOLD Santa Montefoire – The Italian Matchmaker – Gianluca has to admit his life is empty. His marriage is over and he barely knows his young daughters. In search of serenity, he flees to Italy, to the magical Palazzo Montelimone lovingly restored by his parents, to reconnect with himself. But life on the sun-drenched Amalfi coast is not as peaceful as Luca hoped…

SOLD Stuart MacBride – All That’s Dead – Inspector Logan McRae is looking forward to a nice simple case. But the Powers That Be have other ideas…

SOLD Clare Mackintosh – I See You – When Zoe Walker sees her photo in the classifieds section of a London newspaper, she is determined to find out why it’s there…But the next day the advert shows a photo of a different woman and another the day after that. Is it a mistake, a coincidence or is someone keeping track of every move they make…?

SOLD Val McDermid – How the Dead Speak – When human remains are discovered in the grounds of an old convent, it quickly becomes clear that someone has been using the site as their personal burial ground…

SOLD David Nicholls – Us – Douglas Peterson understands his wife’s need to rediscover herself now that their son is leaving home. He just thought they’d be doing their rediscovering together. So, when Connie announces that she will be leaving too, he resolves to make their last family holiday into the trip of a lifetime…

SOLD Jenny Oliver – The House We Called Home – The house where Stella and her sister Amy grew up never changes-the red front door, the breath-taking view over the Cornish coast, her parents in their usual spot on the sofa. Except this summer things feel a little different…

SOLD James Patterson & James O. Born – Ambush – An anonymous tip about a crime in Upper Manhattan proves to be a set-up. An officer is taken down – but despite the attacker’s efforts, it’s not Michael Bennett. One of Bennett’s children is attacked. And a series of murders follows, each with a distinct signature…

SOLD James Patterson – Target Alex Cross – Cross is called on to lead the FBI investigation to find America’s most wanted criminal. But what follows will plunge the country into chaos, and draw Cross into the most important case of his life.

SOLD James Patterson – Criss Cross – Mere hours after witnessing the execution of a killer he helped put behind bars, Alex Cross is called to the scene of a copycat murder. A note signed ‘M’ rests on the corpse: ‘You messed up big time Mr. Cross.’ Was an innocent man just put to death?…

SOLD James Patterson – The Midwife Murders – A missing patient is a hospital ward’s worst nightmare – until even more people disappear…

SOLD Sally Quilford – Dark Marshes – Convinced by those around her that the elusive Max is but a figment of her fevered imagination, Henrietta Marsh fears she has inherited the Marsh madness. As Hetty tumbles headlong into darkness and chaos, seemingly friendless and alone, is there anyone who can save her?

SOLD Nora Roberts – Best Laid Plans – Structural engineer Abra Wilson was the sexiest thing in a hard hat that Cody Johnson had ever seen. She also had a will as strong as a steel girder, and just about as flexible. But Cody had plans for Abra that not even this spirited beauty could resist…

SOLD Karen Slaughter – The Good Daughter – Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn’s childhoods were destroyed by a terrifying attack on their family home. 28 years later, Charlie has followed in her father’s footsteps to become a lawyer. But when violence comes to their home town again, the case triggers memories she’s desperately tried to supress…

SOLD Bram Stoker – Dracula – A chilling masterpiece of the horror genre, Dracula illuminates the dark corners of Victorian sexuality…

SOLD Rebecca Tope – Secrets in the Cotswolds – Thea Slocombe longs to escape the tedium of entertaining her step-children through the long summer holiday while her husband works so she keenly accepts a new job house-sitting in Barnsley. While settling in she stumbles across a woman in need and offers her sanctuary for the night. But when her guest is found dead the next morning, Thea finds herself caught up in a murder case…

SOLD Joanna Trollope – Balancing Act – Four strong women. Al working in a family business. But what happens when they begin to want different things? And what about the men – and the children – in their lives?..Which relationships, if any will survive?

SOLD Joanna Trollope – An Unsuitable Match – Rose Woodrowe has just got engaged to Tyler Masson- a wonderful, sensitive man who is head-over-heels in love with her. The only problem? This isn’t the first time for either of them and their five grown up children have strong opinions on the matter…