- The Kremlin strike, Dale Brown.
- The previous administration's ineffective response to the growing Russian threat has left America vulnerable. Setting a bold course for America's defense, the decisive and strong new president, John Dalton Farrell, intends to challenge Russian aggression head on.
- Open carry, Marc Cameron.
- U.S. Marshal Arliss Cutter is a born tracker. Raised in the swamplands of Florida, he honed his skills in the military, fought in the Middle East, and worked three field positions for Marshal Services. When it comes to tracking someone down; or taking someone out, Cutter's the best. But his newest assignment is taking him out of his comfort zone to southeast Alaska.
- Treason, Rick Campbell.
- In Russia, the military is anxious to assert its military strength and regain its role as a superpower. The Russian President refuses to greenlight a bold plan to disable American strategic nuclear capability and retake Ukraine and the Baltic States, fearing the potential consequences of involving nuclear weapons. But the generals won't have it and at the first opportunity, they overthrow the president in a military coup.
- The conquest, Stephen Coonts.
- Rip Cantrell and former Air Force test pilot Charley are back! When Charley takes a job flying space-planes to the moon for the French lunar base project, she finds an anti-
gravity beam generator, a weapon that the crazed project director intends to use to make himself ruler of the earth. Charley steals the plane and returns to base.
- The oracle, Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell.
- In 533 A.D., the last Vandal ruler in North Africa consults an oracle on how to defeat the invading Byzantine army. The oracle tells the king that a high priestess cast a curse upon the Vandal Kingdom after a sacred scroll was stolen. In order to lift the curse, the scroll must be returned to its rightful home.
- Execute authority: a Delta Force novel, Dalton Fury.
- Kolt "Racer" Raynor and his Delta Force squadron are in Greece, providing VIP security for the newly elected and deeply controversial American president on his desperate mission to hold the NATO alliance together. Then, the unimaginable happens. Just as the president is arriving, an assassin's bullet takes the life of the Greek prime minister.
- Collusion: a novel, Newt Gingrich and Pete Earley.
- Valerie Mayberry is the FBI's counterintelligence expert on domestic terrorism. Brett Garrett is a dishonorably discharged ex-Navy SEAL, now a gun for hire, working as a security contractor in Eastern Europe. When a high ranking Kremlin official must be smuggled out of Russia, Mayberry and Garrett are thrown together to exfiltrate him and preempt a deadly poisonous strike.
- Double exposure, Alfred Gough & Miles Millar.
- David Toland, a decorated Korean War veteran, is now Director of Preservation for the Library of Congress's National Film Archive. He's made it his mission to preserve what he loves most: the Golden Age of American cinema. Then CIA Agent Lana Welles drops in with a film canister that was smuggled over the Berlin Wall at great cost. The contents may prove WWII never really ended; it just went underground.
- A shadow intelligence, Oliver Harris.
- There is a dark side to MI6 that needs men like Elliot Kane, mercurial, inquisitive, free floating. He's spent years managing events overseas that never make the papers, deniable and deeply effective. Kane is a ghost in his own life, picking up and dropping personalities with each new cover story.
- Raid 42, Graham Hurley.
- 1941. Dieter Merz is the Reich's most celebrated fighter ace and his aerial prowess has brought him into close contact with the top echelons of Hitler's regime. Even so, everything in
the Nazi state still comes at a price. If Dieter wants help for an injured friend, he must inform on the modest, lifelong confidant always at Hitler's side: Rudolf Hess.
- Much ado about Lewrie: an Alan Lewrie naval adventure, Dewey Lambdin.
- Lewrie loses his ship and his command when he receives news that Vigilance must return to England to be decommissioned and turned over to the dockyards for a complete refit. Lewrie is grounded, put on half-pay, and his crew disperses to look for new positions. It's late Autumn, and being ashore is heavenly, after a time.
- The Paris diversion: a novel, Chris Pavone.
- American expat Kate Moore drops her kids at the international school, makes her rounds of chores, and meets her husband Dexter at their regular café. Across the Seine, tech CEO Hunter Forsyth stands on his balcony, wondering why his police escort just departed, and his mobile has cut out.
- Liberation Square, Gareth Rubin.
- 1952. Soviet troops control British streets. After the disastrous failure of D-Day, Britain is occupied by Nazi Germany, and only rescued by Russian soldiers arriving from the east and Americans from the west. The two superpowers divide the nation between them, a wall running through London like a scar.
- Stasi 77, David Young.
- Karin Muller of the German Democratic Republic's People's Police is called to a factory in the east of the country. A man has been murdered; bound and trapped as a fire burned nearby, slowly suffocating him. But who is he? Why was he targeted? Could his murderer simply be someone with a grudge against the factory's nationalisation, as Muller's Stasi colleagues insist?
- The unicorn anthology, Peter S. Beagle and Jacob Weisman.
- Here are sixteen lovely, powerful, intricate, and unexpected unicorn tales from fantasy icons including Garth Nix, Peter S. Beagle, Patricia A. McKillip, Bruce Coville, Carrie Vaughn, and more.
- The red-stained wings, Elizabeth Bear.
- The Gage and the Dead Man brought a message from the greatest wizard of Messaline to the ruling queen of Sarathai, one of the Lotus Kingdoms. But the message was a riddle, and the Lotus Kingdoms are at war.
- Storm cursed, Patricia Briggs.
- Mercy Thompson has opened her garage again and is trying to get back to normal. Of course, now that the Tri-Cities are viewed as neutral ground, all kinds of supernatural beings are heading her way. With her mate Adam Hauptman's firm involved in providing security to a top-secret meeting with the US government and the fae, Mercy is tapped to handle everything else, including reports of a strange witch in town.
- The Stiehl assassin, Terry Brooks.
- After The Black Elfstone and The Skaar Invasion comes the next chapter in the Fall of Shannara, a saga more than four decades in the making. The Skaar have arrived in the Four Lands, determined to stop at nothing less than all-out conquest. They badly need a new home, but peaceful coexistence is not a concept they have ever understood.
- Magic of wind and mist, Cassandra Rose Clarke.
- Hanna has spent her life hearing about the adventures of her namesake Ananna, the lady pirate, and assassin Naji, and dreams to have some adventures of her own. One day when Hanna is with her apprentice; a taciturn fisherman called Kolur, the boat is swept wildly off course during a day of storms and darkness. In this strange new land, Kolur hires a stranger to join the crew and, rather than heading home, sets a course for the dangerous island of Jadanvar.
- No country for old gnomes: the tales of Pell, Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne.
- War is coming, and it's gonna be Pell. On one side stand the gnomes: smol, cheerful, possessing tidy cardigans and no taste for cruelty. On the other side sit the halflings, proudly astride their war alpacas, carrying bags of grenades and hungry for a fight. And pretty much anything else. It takes only one halfling bomb, and Offi Numminen's world is turned upside down, or downside up, really, since he lives in a hole in the ground.
- The perfect assassin, K. A. Doore.
- Divine justice is written in blood. Or so Amastan has been taught. As a new assassin in the Basbowen family, he's already having second thoughts about taking a life. A scarcity of contracts ends up being just what he needs. Until, unexpectedly, Amastan finds the body of a very important drum chief. Until, impossibly, Basbowen's finest start showing up dead, with their murderous jaan running wild in the dusty streets of Ghadid.
- The deepest blue, Sarah Beth Durst.
- Life is precious and precarious on the islands of Belene. Besieged by a capricious ocean full of malicious spirits, the people of the islands seek joy where they can. Mayara, one of the island's fearless oyster divers, has found happiness in love. But on the day of her wedding to the artist Kelo, a spirit-driven storm hits the island with deadly force. To save her loved ones, Mayara reveals a dangerous secret: she has the power to control the spirits.
- Kellanved's reach, Ian C. Esslemont.
- The incessant war between the bickering city states of Quon Tali rages. So engrossed are the warring lords and princes in their own petty feuds that few notice that an upstart mage from Dal Hon has gained control of the southern seas. Kellanved could not care less about any of this petty politicking or strategy or war.
- Finale, Stephanie Garber.
- Caraval is over, but perhaps the greatest game of all has begun; with lives, empires, and hearts all at stake. There are no spectators this time: only those who will win, and those who will lose everything. Welcome, welcome to the Caraval's Finale. All games must come to an end.
- Soleri, Michael Johnston.
- The ruling family of the Soleri Empire has been in power longer than even the calendars that stretch back 2,826 years. Those records tell a history of conquest and domination by a people descended from gods, older than anything in the known world. No living person has seen them for centuries, yet their grip on their four subjugate kingdoms remains tighter than ever.
- A brightness long ago, Guy Gavriel Kay.
- In a chamber overlooking the nighttime waterways of a maritime city, a man looks back on his youth and the people who shaped his life. Danio Cerra's intelligence won him entry to a renowned school even though he was only the son of a tailor. He took service at the court of a ruling count--and soon learned why that man was known as the Beast.
- Middlegame, Seanan McGuire.
- Meet Roger. Skilled with words, languages come easily to him. He instinctively understands how the world works through the power of story. Meet Dodger, his twin. Numbers are her world, her obsession, her everything. All she understands, she does so through the power of math. Meet Reed, skilled in the alchemical arts like his progenitor before him. Reed created Dodger and her brother.
- Lanny: a novel, Max Porter.
- Not far from London, there is a village. This village belongs to the people who live in it and to those who lived in it hundreds of years ago. It belongs to England's mysterious past and its confounding present. It belongs to Mad Pete, the grizzled artist. To ancient Peggy, gossiping at her gate. To families dead for generations, and to those who have only recently moved here.
- The master of dreams, Mike Resnick.
- Eddie Raven isn't quite sure what's happening to him, and he's in a race to find out before it kills him. His adventures begin with a shooting in a very strange shop in Manhattan but soon he finds himself the owner of a very familiar bar in Casablanca. By the time he adjusts to that reality, he's suddenly become one of several undersized people helping a young woman search for a wizard.
- Storm of locusts, Rebecca Roanhorse.
- It's been four weeks since the bloody showdown at Black Mesa, and Maggie Hoskie, Diné monster hunter, is trying to make the best of things. Only her latest bounty hunt has gone sideways, she's lost her only friend, Kai Arviso, and she's somehow found herself responsible for a girl with a strange clan power.
- Wolf rain: a Psy-changeling Trinity novel, Nalini Singh.
- Kidnapped as a young girl, her psychic powers harnessed by a madman, Memory lives a caged and isolated existence until she comes face-to-face with a wolf. Labelled an empath by her bad-tempered rescuer, Memory knows that her 'gift' is nothing but is a terrible darkness that means she will always be hunted.
- Seven blades in black, Sam Sykes.
- Sal, a once talented mage, thrives in a wasteland scarred by generations of magical warfare. Here, caught between two powerful empires, is where rogue magicians go to disappear, disgraced soldiers go to make their fortunes, fanatic machinists impose their perverted order, and zealous witch hunters cleanse the impure wherever they can find them.
- Cloudbound, Fran Wilde
- "When Kirit Densira left her home tower for the skies, she gave up many things: her beloved family, her known way of life, her dreams of flying as a trader for her tower, her dreams. Kirit set her City upside down, and fomented a massive rebellion at the Spire, to the good of the towers--but months later, everything has fallen to pieces.
- Horizon, Fran Wilde.
- A City of living bone towers crumbles to the ground and danger abounds. Kirit Densira has lost everything she loved the most-her mother, her home, and the skies above. Nat Brokenwings-once Kirit's brother long before the rebellion tore them apart-is still trying to save his family in the face of catastrophe. They will need to band together once more to ensure not just their own survival, but that of their entire community.
- Empire of grass, Tad Williams.
- The kingdoms of Osten Ard have been at peace for decades, but now, the threat of a new war grows to nightmarish proportions. Simon and Miriamele, royal husband and wife, face danger from every side. Their allies in Hernystir have made a pact with the dreadful Queen of the Norns to allow her armies to cross into mortal lands.
- Being various: new Irish short stories, edited an with an introduction by Lucy Caldwell.
- Ireland is going through a golden age of writing: that has never been more apparent. I wanted to capture something of the energy of this explosion, in all its variousness. Featuring brand new short stories from Kevin Barry, Eimear McBride, Belinda McKeon, Lisa McInerney, Danielle McLaughlin, Stuart Neville, Sally Rooney, Kit de Waal and many more.
- Celestial bodies; Sayyidat al-qamar, Jokha Alharthi.
- Celestial Bodies is set in the village of al-Awafi in Oman, where we encounter three sisters: Mayya, who marries Abdallah after a heartbreak; Asma, who marries from a sense of duty; and Khawla who rejects all offers while waiting for her beloved, who has emigrated to Canada. These three women and their families witness Oman evolve from a traditional, slave-owning society slowly redefining itself after the colonial era, to the crossroads of its complex present.
- America was hard to find: a novel, Kathleen Alcott.
- Ecuador, 1969: An American expatriate, Fay Fern, sits in the corner of a restaurant, she and her young son Wright turned away from the television where Vincent Kahn becomes the first man to walk on the moon. Years earlier, Fay and Vincent meet at a pilots' bar in the Mojave Desert. Both seemed poised for reinvention; the married test pilot, Vincent, as an astronaut; the spurned child of privilege, Fay, as an activist.
- Saltwater, Jessica Andrews.
- When Lucy wins a place at university, she thinks London will unlock her future. Yet Lucy's transition to a new life is more overwhelming than she ever expected. As she works long shifts to make ends meet and navigates chaotic parties from East London warehouses to South Kensington mansions, she still feels like an outsider among her fellow students.
- Sunset Beach, Mary Kay Andrews.
- Drue Campbell's life is adrift. Out of a job and down on her luck, life doesn't seem to be getting any better when her estranged father, Brice Campbell, a flamboyant personal injury attorney, shows up at her mother's funeral after a twenty-year absence. Worse, he's remarried; to Drue's eighth grade frenemy, Wendy, now his office manager.
- Mostly dead things: a novel, Kristen Arnett.
- One morning, Jessa-Lynn Morton walks into the family taxidermy shop to find that her father has committed suicide, right there on one of the metal tables. Shocked and grieving, Jessa steps up to manage the failing business, while the rest of the Morton family crumbles. Her mother starts sneaking into the shop to make aggressively lewd art with the taxidermied animals.
- You will be safe here, Damian Barr.
- South Africa, 1901. It is the height of the second Boer War. Sarah van der Watt and her six-year-old son Fred are forced from their home on Mulberry Farm. As the polite invaders welcome them to Bloemfontein Concentration Camp they promise Sarah and Fred that they will be safe there.
- The scent keeper, Erica Bauermeister.
- Emmeline lives on a remote island with her father, who teaches her about the natural world through her senses. What he won't explain are the mysterious scents stored
in the drawers that line the walls of their cabin, or the origin of the machine that creates them. One day the unforeseen happens, and Emmeline is vaulted out into the real world; a place of love, betrayal, ambition, and revenge.
- Lost property, Laura Beatty.
- In the middle of her life, a writer finds herself in a dark wood, despairing and uncomprehending at how modern Britain has become a place of such greed and indifference. In an attempt to understand her country and her species, she and her lover rent a busted-out van and journey across France to the Mediterranean, across Italy to the Balkans and Greece and on to the islands.
- Mistress of the Ritz: a novel, Melanie Benjamin.
- In March 1940, the Nazis sweep Paris and immediately take up residence in one of the city's most iconic sites: The Hotel Ritz. There, under a roof legendary for its unprecedented luxury and for its fabled residents, including Coco Chanel, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Cole Porter, Hemingway, Balanchine, Doris Duke, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and now Hermann Göering, the Nazis rule over a paralyzed city.
- The learning curve: a novel, Mandy Berman.
- Fiona and Liv are seniors at Buchanan College, a small liberal arts school in rural Pennsylvania. Fiona, who is still struggling after the death of her younger sister, is spending her final year sleeping with abrasive men she meets in bars. Liv is happily coupled and on the fast track to marriage with an all-American frat boy.
- The white girl, Tony Birch.
- Odette Brown has lived her whole life on the fringes of a small country town. After her daughter disappeared and left her with her granddaughter Sissy to raise on her own, Odette has managed to stay under the radar of the welfare authorities who are removing fair-skinned Aboriginal children from their families. When a new policeman arrives in town, determined to enforce the law, Odette must risk everything to save Sissy and protect everything she loves.
- The guest book, Sarah Blake.
- Kitty and Ogden Milton appear to have everything; perfect children, good looks, a love everyone envies. But after a tragedy befalls them, Ogden tries to bring Kitty back to life by purchasing an island in Maine. That island, and its house, come to define and burnish the Milton family, year after year after year. And it is there that Kitty issues a refusal that will haunt her till the day she dies.
- The forgotten sister, Caroline Bond.
- Cassie and Erin are sisters. They are close; in age, looks and personality, but there is one crucial difference: Cassie is adopted. At seventeen, Cassie sets out to find her birth mother. She is hungry for the truth, but she discovers her adoption was far more complicated than even she could have imagined. In uncovering her past identity Cassie learns her adoptive parents have kept a terrible secret from her her whole life, which now threatens to destroy everything she has ever held dear.
- Dubrovnik, my love, Suzanne Brooks-Pin?evi?.
- Embittered by Tito's communist dictatorship that enslaved his country after World War II, Gaspar is compelled to risk his life by escaping across the Adriatic to the "West". In his search for a better future in a stable country his attempts to escape Yugoslavia are thwarted at every turn.
- Resistance women: a novel, Jennifer Chiaverini.
- After Wisconsin graduate student Mildred Fish marries brilliant German economist Arvid Harnack, she accompanies him to his German homeland, where a promising future awaits. In the thriving intellectual culture of 1930s Berlin, the newlyweds create a rich new life filled with love, friendships, and rewarding work but the rise of a malevolent new political faction inexorably changes their fate.
- Trust exercise: a novel, Susan Choi.
- Sarah and David are in love; the obsessive, uncertain love of teenagers on the edge of adulthood. They have just started their first term at a performing arts school, where the rules are made by their magnetic and manipulative drama instructor Mr Kingsley. Enclosing his students in a rarefied bubble where performance is everything, Mr Kingsley initiates them into a dangerous game that blurs the boundary between teacher and students.
- The bookshop on the shore, Jenny Colgan.
- Zoe is a single mother, sinking beneath the waves trying to cope by herself in London. Hari, her gorgeous little boy is perfect in every way except for the fact that he
just doesn't speak, at all. When her landlord raises the rent on her flat, Zoe doesn't know where to turn. Then Hari's aunt suggests Zoe could move to Scotland to help run a bookshop.
- The daughter's tale: a novel, Armando Lucas Correa.
- Berlin, 1939. The dreams that Amanda Sternberg and her husband, Julius, had for their daughters are shattered when the Nazis descend on Berlin, burning down their beloved family bookshop and sending Julius to a concentration camp. Desperate to save her children, Amanda is forced to make an impossible choice that will haunt her for the rest of her life.
- Your fault, Andrew Cowan.
- Set in a 1960s English new town, Your Fault charts one boy's childhood from first memory to first love. A year older in each chapter, Peter's story is told to him by his future self as
he attempts to recreate the optimism and futurism of the 1960s, and to reveal how that utopianism fares as it emerges into the Seventies. It's an untold story of British working class experience, written with extraordinary precision and tenderness.
- In at the deep end, Kate Davies.
- Julia has had enough. Enough of the sex noises her roommate makes. Enough of her dead-end government job. Enough of the one-night stand who accused her of breaking his penis. The only thing she hasn't had enough of is orgasms; she hasn't had proper sex in three years. So when Julia gets invited to a warehouse party in a part of town where trendy people who have lots of sex go on a Friday night, she readily accepts.
- Animalia, Jean-Baptiste Del Amo.
- Tells the confronting and compelling story of a peasant family in south-west France as they develop their plot of land into an intensive pig farm. In an environment dominated by animals, five generations endure the cataclysm of two world wars, economic disasters, and the emergence of a brutal industrialism.
- Less than zero, Bret Easton Ellis.
- Eighteen-year-old college student Clay is back in his hometown of Los Angeles for Christmas break. Clay is three things: rich, bored and looking to get high. As he reacquaints himself with a familiarly limitless world of privilege, along with his best friend and his ex, his shocking, stunning and disturbing adventure is filled with non-stop drinking in glamorous nightclubs, drug-fuelled parties, and endless sexual encounters.
- Under the table: a novel, Stephanie Evanovich.
- Suffocating in a dead-end marriage, Midwesterner Zoey Sullivan fled to New York and moved in with her older sister Ruth, a carefree, vivacious beauty with a string of eligible bachelors at her beck and call. Giving herself three months in the city to clear her head and find a direction, Zoey dodges calls from her ex Derek, and distracts herself by cooking and catering a few private dinners and parties.
- Our life in a day, Jamie Fewery.
- On their tenth anniversary, Esme and Tom play a game. Tom must pick twenty-four of the most significant moments from their time together; one for each hour in a day, from 12pm to 12am. The rules are simple, and this time Tom is determined to play by them. But no relationship is perfect. And every game must have a loser.
- The chameleon, Samuel Fisher.
- John is infinite. He can become any book, any combination of words; every thought, act and expression that has ever been, or ever will be, written. Now 800 years old, John wants to tell his story. Looking back over his life, from its beginnings with a medieval anchoress to his current lodgings beside the deathbed of a Cold War spy, John pieces together his tale.
- Tears of the trufflepig, Fernando A. Flores.
- Near future. South Texas. Narcotics are legal and there's a new contraband on the market: ancient Olmec artifacts, shrunken indigenous heads, and filtered animals; species of animals brought back from extinction to clothe, feed, and generally amuse the very wealthy.
- Queen bee: a novel, Dorothea Benton Frank.
- Beekeeper Holly McNee Kensen quietly lives in a world of her own on Sullivan's Island, tending her hives and working at the local island library. Holly calls her mother The Queen Bee because she's a demanding hulk of a woman. Her mother, a devoted hypochondriac, might be unaware that she's quite ill but that doesn't stop her from tormenting Holly.
- Lost and wanted, Nell Freudenberger.
- Helen Clapp's breakthrough work on five-dimensional spacetime landed her a tenured professorship at MIT; her popular books explain physics in plain terms. Helen disdains notions of the supernatural in favour of rational thought and proven ideas. So it's perhaps especially vexing for her when, on an otherwise unremarkable Wednesday in June, she gets a phone call from a friend who has just died.
- Now, now, Louison, Jean Frémon.
- This book presents an interior monologue. Louise Bourgeois speaks, speaks to herself, reviews bits of her long life, in disorder. Everything is imaginary here, it's not a biography. But everything is plausible, the moods, the projections, the resentments, the modesty. It is the portrait, from memory, of a woman who has devoted her life to her art, a life that merges with the century, and has been belatedly recognized as one of the major artists of our time.
- Profound and perfect things: a novel, Maribel Garcia.
- Some truths can do more harm than good. This is what Isa comes to believe at the tender age of nine when she first has a dream about kissing a girl; an act that would never be acceptable to her family. By her late twenties, Isa has left her hometown in South Texas, so her conservative family won't discover that she's gay, and immersed herself in the workaholic routine of law school.
- City of girls, Elizabeth Gilbert.
- It is the summer of 1940. Nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris arrives in New York with her suitcase and sewing machine, exiled by her despairing parents. Although her quicksilver talents with a needle and commitment to mastering the perfect hair roll have been deemed insufficient for her to pass into her sophomore year of Vassar, she soon finds gainful employment as the self-appointed seamstress at the Lily Playhouse.
- Donna has left the building: a novel, Susan Jane Gilman.
- A hilarious, timely, and big-hearted new novel about rebuilding life in the face of disaster. Forty-five-year-old Donna Koczynski is an ex-punk rocker, a
recovering alcoholic, and the mother of two teenagers whose suburban existence detonates when she comes home early from a sales conference in Las Vegas to the surprise of a lifetime.
- The other half of Augusta Hope, Joanna Glen.
- Augusta Hope has never felt like she fits in. At six, she's memorising the dictionary. At seven, she's correcting her teachers. At eight, she spins the globe and picks her favourite country on the sound of its name: Burundi. And now that she's an adult, Augusta has no interest in the goings-on of the small town where she lives with her parents and her beloved twin sister, Julia.
- The seven or eight deaths of Stella Fortuna, Juliet Grames.
- When I tell you Stella Fortuna was a special girl, I hope you aren't thinking small-town special. Other people would underestimate Stella Fortuna during her long life, and not one of them didn't end up regretting it. Hundred-year-old Stella Fortuna sits alone in her house in Wethersfield, Connecticut, crocheting blankets and angrily ignoring her sister, Tina, who lives across the street.
- A stranger city, Linda Grant.
- When a dead body is found in the Thames, caught in the chains of HMS Belfast, it begins a search for a missing woman and confirms a sense that in London a person can become invisible once outside their community, and that assumes they even have a community. A policeman, a documentary film-maker and an Irish nurse named Chrissie all respond to the death of the unknown woman in their own ways.
- Grace, T. Greenwood.
- Every family photograph hides a story. Some are suffused with warmth and joy, others reflect the dull ache of disappointed dreams. For thirteen-year-old Trevor Kennedy, taking photos helps make sense of his fractured world. His father, Kurt, struggles to keep a business going while also caring for Trevor's aging grandfather, whose hoarding has reached dangerous levels.
- The glittering hour, Iona Grey.
- 1925. The war is over and a new generation is coming of age, keen to put the trauma of the previous one behind them. Selina Lennox is a Bright Young Thing whose life is dedicated to the pursuit of pleasure; to parties and drinking and staying just the right side of scandal. Lawrence Weston is a struggling artist, desperate to escape the poverty of his upbringing and make something of himself.
- Flowers of mold: stories, Ha Seong-nan.
- Ha S?ng-nan's stories seem pleasant enough, yet there's something disturbing just below the surface, ready to permanently disrupt the characters' lives. Among the stories: a woman lends her neighbour a spatula, then starts having gaps in her memory; in a team-building retreat, tenants plan to kill their landlord after he raises the rent. They are ordinary individuals in an increasingly urbanized and fragmented world.
- The porpoise, Mark Haddon.
- 'I really am so very, very sorry about this,' he says, in an oddly formal voice. They strike the side of a grain silo. They are travelling at seventy miles per hour. A newborn baby is the sole survivor of a terrifying plane crash. She is raised in wealthy isolation by an overprotective father. She knows nothing of the rumours about a beautiful young woman, hidden from the world.
- Nirvana is here: a novel, Aaron Hamburger.
- For Ari Silverman, the past has never really passed. After 20 years, the trauma from a childhood assault resurfaces as he grapples with the fate of his ex-husband, a colleague accused of sexually harassing a student. To gain perspective, Ari arranges to reconnect with his high school crush, Justin Jackson, a bold step which forces him to reflect on their relationship in the segregated suburbs of Detroit during the 1990s and the secrets they still share.
- Sixty summers, Amanda Hampson.
- When Maggie, Fran and Rose met in their youth, they had dreams and ambitions. Forty years later, the three friends are turning sixty, each of them restless and disenchanted with their lives. Fran works in a second-hand bookshop. Her lover, one of a long line of disappointing men, is drifting away and her future is uncertain.
- The overdue life of Amy Byler, Kelly Harms.
- Overworked and underappreciated, single mom Amy Byler needs a break. So when the guilt-ridden husband who abandoned her shows up and offers to take care of their kids for the summer, she accepts his offer and escapes rural Pennsylvania for New York City. Usually grounded and mild mannered, Amy finally lets her hair down in the city that never sleeps.
- The strawberry thief, Joanne Harris.
- Vianne Rocher has settled down. Lansquenet-sous-Tannes, the place that once rejected her, has finally become her home. With Rosette, her 'special' child, she runs her chocolate shop in the square, talks to her friends on the river, is part of the community. Even Reynaud, the priest, has become a friend. But when old Narcisse, the florist, dies, leaving a parcel of land to Rosette and a written confession to Reynaud, the life of the sleepy village is once more thrown into disarray.
- Those who are loved, Victoria Hislop.
- Themis and Aliki grew up under the German occupation of Greece and subsequent Civil War that tore the country in two. The polarised ideologies of left and right ushered
in violent and bloody struggle. The two women meet while imprisoned on the exile island of Makronisos, having been members of the communist army. Themis has given birth to a son, Angelos, but is too malnourished to feed him so Aliki offers to wet nurse the boy.
- Have you seen Luis Velez?: a novel, Catherine Ryan Hyde.
- Raymond Jaffe feels like he doesn't belong. Not with his mother's new family. Not as a weekend guest with his father and his father's wife. Not at school, where he's an outcast. After his best friend moves away, Raymond has only two real connections: to the feral cat he's tamed and to a blind ninety-two-year-old woman in his building who's introduced herself with a curious question: Have you seen Luis Velez?
- The castaway hat: an intrigue of lure and lucre, Clark James.
- When artist Charles Harvey discovers a woman's hat with a faded red ribbon wedged among seashore rocks, he takes it home to his studio, to be eventually reproduced in a storm scene. What he doesn't know, he, only the night before, had met the hat's owner, Daphne, at his long-time friend Erica Watson's book launch.
- Swallowtail summer, Erica James.
- It was the summer it all ended. It was the summer a new story began. Linston End has been the summer home to three families for several decades. The memories of their time there are ingrained in their hearts: picnics on the river, gin and tonics in the pavilion at dusk, hours spent seeking out the local swallowtail butterflies. Everyone together.
- The book of science & antiquities, Thomas Keneally.
- In a novel of breathtaking reach and inspired imagination, one of Australia's greatest writers tells the stories of two men who have much in common. What
separates them is 42,000 years. Shade lives with his second wife amid their clan on the shores of a bountiful lake. A peaceable man, he knows that when danger threatens, the Hero ancestors will call on him to kill, or sacrifice himself, to save his people.
- Two weeks: a novel, Karen Kingsbury.
- Cole Blake, son of Landon and Ashley Baxter Blake, is months away from going off to college and taking the first steps towards his dream; a career in medicine. But as he starts his final semester of high school he meets Elise, a mysterious new girl who captures his attention, and heart, from day one. Elise has her heart set on mending her wild ways and rediscovering the good girl she used to be.
- Only Americans burn in hell, Jarett Kobek.
- It's 2019 and America is ruled over by a billionaire reality TV star. Its media is owned by a transnational class of the shameless and the depraved. And its people have been silently robbed of their wealth, their dignity and their democracy. In this brave new world, going to see a superhero movie counts as activism, and arguing with the other serfs on social media is political engagement.
- Searching for Sylvie Lee: a novel, Jean Kwok.
- A poignant and suspenseful drama that untangles the complicated ties binding three women; two sisters and their mother, in one Chinese immigrant family and explores what happens when the eldest daughter disappears, and a series of family secrets emerge. Sylvie, the beautiful, brilliant, successful older daughter of the Lee family, flies to the Netherlands for one final visit with her dying grandmother, and vanishes.
- How we disappeared: a novel, Jing-Jing Lee.
- Singapore, 1942. As Japanese troops sweep down Malaysia and into Singapore, a village is ransacked, leaving only two survivors and one tiny child. In a neighboring village, seventeen-year-old Wang Di is strapped into the back of a troop carrier and shipped off to a Japanese military brothel where she is forced into sexual slavery as a 'comfort woman.'
- The unpassing, Chia-Chia Lin.
- A searing debut novel that explores community, identity, and the myth of the American dream through an immigrant family in Alaska In Chia-Chia Lin's debut novel, The Unpassing, we meet a Taiwanese immigrant family of six struggling to make ends meet on the outskirts of Anchorage, Alaska.
- Devoured, Amma Mackmin.
- 1973. Swallow's Farmhouse in deep, rural Norfolk is home to Your People, a commune of idealists, free-thinkers and poets seeking a better way. But beneath the veneer of a nurturing, alternative lifestyle, their house is leaden with an atmosphere of jealousy and threat. They are chasing a dream already turning sour.
- The boy, Marcus Malte.
- The boy does not speak. The boy has no name. The boy, raised half-wild in the forests of southern France, sets out alone into the wilderness and the greater world beyond. Having never encountered another person aside from his mother, the boy must learn what it is to be human, to exist among people, and to live beyond simple survival.
- Between the orange groves, Nadia Marks.
- In a small village, set among the wild mountains of Cyprus, two families of different faiths share a seemingly unbreakable friendship based on mutual respect and deep affection. Mothers and daughters share their daily secrets, fathers and sons support each other as they live their lives between the fragrant pine trees and orange groves. It's here that two boys, Lambros and Orhan, grow up side by side, as close as brothers.
- Play groups & prosecco, Jo Middleton.
- Single mum Frankie's whole life revolves around her kids. But when your toddler has a more active social life, something has to change. Forget 'me-time', Frankie would settle for some adult conversation, and watching something other than the Disney channel. The local playgroup may be ruled by Instagram mums with perfect husbands but Frankie accidentally forms a splinter group of single parents.
- Magnificence: a novel, Lydia Millet.
- Susan Lindley is adrift after her husband's death. Suddenly gifted her great uncle's Pasadena mansion, she decides to restore his extensive collection of preserved animals. Meanwhile, a menagerie of uniquely damaged humans, including a cheating husband and a chorus of eccentric elderly women, joins her in residence.
- Correspondents: a novel, Tim Murphy.
- Spanning the breadth of the twentieth century and into the post-9/11 wars and their legacy, Correspondents is a powerful novel that centers on Rita Khoury, an Irish-
Lebanese woman whose life and family history mirrors the story of America. Both sides of Rita's family came to the United States in the golden years of immigration.
- The selected works of Abdullah the Cossack, H.M. Naqvi.
- Abdullah the Coassack, antihero, is the personification of Karachi's decaying soul. The 70-year-old revels in nostalgia at the Sunset Lodge, the crumbling family estate he is at risk of losing. His was a Karachi defined by jazz quartets, Goan rockers, cabarets, theosophists, landmark synagogues and drinking Soviet delegates under the table.
- Her husband's mistake, Sheila O'Flanagan.
- Should a woman be ready to forgive and forget to save her marriage? Roxy's not so sure. When Roxy comes home unexpectedly one day to give her husband Dave
a lovely surprise, it's Roxy who gets shock of her life. And all she wants to do is run away.
- Prairie fever: a novel, Michael Parker.
- Set in the hardscrabble landscape of early 1900s Oklahoma, but timeless in its sensibility, Prairie Fever traces the intense dynamic between the Stewart sisters: the pragmatic Lorena and the chimerical Elise. The two are bound together not only by their isolation on the prairie but also by their deep emotional reliance on each other.
- The farm: a novel, Joanne Ramos.
- Nestled in New York's Hudson Valley is a luxury retreat boasting every amenity: organic meals, private fitness trainers, daily massages; and all of it for free. In fact, you're paid big money to stay here, more than you've ever dreamed of. The catch? For nine months, you cannot leave the grounds; your movements are monitored, and you are cut off from your former life while you dedicate yourself to the task of producing the perfect baby.
- The rose, Tiffany Reisz.
- On the day of Lia's university graduation party, her parents; wealthy art collectors with friends in high places, gift her a beautiful wine cup, a rare artifact decorated with roses. It's a stunning gift, and one that August Bowman, a friend of her parents and a guest at Lia's party, also has his eye on. The cup, August tells her, is known as the Rose Kylix, and it's no ordinary cup.
- You take it from here: a novel, Pamela Ribon.
- On the heels of a divorce, all Danielle wants is her annual vacation with sassy, life-long best friend, Smidge. Instead she's hit with the curveball of a lifetime. Smidge has terminal cancer, and an unusual request: "After I'm gone, I want you to finish the job. Marry my husband. Raise my daughter. I'm gonna teach you to how to be Smidge 2.0." Danielle has to ask herself: how much should we sacrifice for the ones we love the most?
- 79 Park Avenue, Harold Robbins.
- Fate, love, power, and sex collide in the halls of justice in New York City as ADA Mike Keyes comes face-to-face with his lifelong love, MaryAnn Flood, the city's most notorious; to say nothing of dangerous, madame. Before she was a tabloid celebrity with a little black book full of the names, though, Marja Fluudjincki was a shy young girl who captured his heart and never let it go.
- Last day: a novel, Domenica Ruta.
- In Domenica Ruta's profoundly original debut novel, the end of the world comes every year. Or at least it's supposed to. On May 3, humanity comes together to anticipate the planet's demise and to celebrate as if the day were truly their last. Sarah is a bookish teenager infatuated with Kurt, a tattoo artist, whom she met at her parents' Last Day celebration a year earlier.
- The book of wonders, Julien Sandrel.
- When Thelma's son Louis is involved in an accident, their lives are turned upside down, as Louis falls into a coma. Feeling lost without him by her side, Thelma finds Louis' book of wonders; a bucket list of all the things he wants to accomplish in his life. She suddenly sees a way to feel close to him: she will fulfil Louis' dreams, living them out for him, in the hope that it will inspire him to survive.
- The summer cottage, Viola Shipman.
- Adie Lou Kruger's ex never understood her affection for what her parents called their Cozy Cottage, the charming, ramshackle summer home; complete with its own set of rules for relaxing, that she's inherited on Lake Michigan. But despite the fact she's facing a broken marriage and empty nest, and middle age is looming in the distance, memories of happy childhoods on the beach give her reason for hope.
- Why mummy doesn't give a !, Gill Sims.
- Family begins with a capital eff. I'm wondering how many more fcking 'phases' I have to endure before my children become civilised and functioning members of society? It seems like people have been telling me 'it's just a phase!' for the last fifteen bloody years.
- How to find home, Mahsuda Snaith.
- Molly has lived on the streets for nearly a decade. She has close friends but spends most of her nights sleeping rough in dangerous places. So when a new acquaintance invites her on a journey across the country, she decides to go along. He is searching for treasure while she is searching for hope.
- The Bad Mothers' Book Club, Keris Stainton.
- Since moving to the seaside for her husband's job in Liverpool, Emma Chance's life is all about long walks on the beach with the dog, early nights with the kids, and Netflix. She's bored. And lonely. When a school gate mum and almost-friend tells Emma about an exclusive book club; hosted by Head of the PTA and wife of a footballer, but NOT a Footballer's Wife Jools Jackson, she thinks it could be the perfect solution.
- Crossing, Pajtim Statovci.
- The death of Enver Hoxha and the loss of his father leave Bujar growing up in the ruins of Communist Albania and of his own family. Only his fearless best friend Agim; who is facing
his own realizations about his gender and sexuality, gives him hope for the future. Together the two decide to leave everything behind and try their luck in Italy.
- Bonnie and Stan, Anna Stuart.
- Bonnie and Stan are soulmates. They met during the Swinging Sixties, to the soundtrack of The Beatles and the Merseybeat scene. Now they've grown up and grown old together, had children and grandchildren. They are finally building their dream home, when disaster strikes. Stan is running out of time, and can't bear the thought of leaving Bonnie alone.
- The Spanish promise, Karen Swan.
- Charlotte, a wealth counsellor who knows from personal experience the complications that a sudden inheritance can bring, helps her clients navigate the emotional side effects of sudden wealth syndrome. When she is asked by Mateo Mendoza, heir to a huge Spanish estate, to fly to Madrid to help resolve an issue in his father's will, she's confident it will be straightforward.
- Split tooth, Tanya Tagaq.
- A girl grows up in Nunavut in the 1970s. She knows joy, and friendship, and parents' love. She knows boredom, and listlessness, and bullying. She knows the tedium of the everyday
world, and the raw, amoral power of the ice and sky, the seductive energy of the animal world. She knows the ravages of alcohol, and violence at the hands of those she should be able to trust.
- The remainder, Alia Trabucco Zerán.
- Santiago, Chile. The city is covered in ash. Three children of ex-militants are facing a past they can neither remember nor forget. Felipe sees dead bodies on every corner of the city, counting them up in an obsessive quest to square these figures with the official death toll. He is searching for the perfect zero, a life with no remainder. Iquela and Paloma, too, are searching for a way to live on.
- The wonder of lost causes: a novel, Nick Trout.
- Dr. Kate Blunt will do anything for her son, Jasper, who has cystic fibrosis, except get him a dog. The daily medical routine that keeps Jasper alive is complicated enough, though her decision runs contrary to her work as the veterinarian in charge of a Cape Cod animal shelter. Then a scarred, mistreated wreck of a dog turns up. Whistler is too old, too ugly for anyone to adopt.
- On earth we're briefly gorgeous: a novel, Ocean Vuong.
- On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family's history that began before he was born; a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam, and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation.
- Mrs. Everything, Jennifer Weiner.
- Jo and Bethie Kaufman were born into a world full of promise. Growing up in 1950s Detroit, they live in a perfect 'Dick and Jane' house, where their roles in the family are clearly defined. Jo is the tomboy, the bookish rebel with a passion to make the world more fair; Bethie is the pretty, feminine good girl, a would-be star who enjoys the power her beauty confers and dreams of a traditional life.
- Plume, Will Wiles.
- Jack Bick is an interview journalist at a glossy lifestyle magazine. From his office window he can see a black column of smoke in the sky, the result of an industrial accident on the edge of
the city. When Bick goes from being a high-functioning alcoholic to being a non-functioning alcoholic, his life goes into freefall, the smoke a harbinger of truth, an omen of personal apocalypse.
- Reflections, Marcia Willett.
- After her husband dies, Cara no longer wishes to live in their London home. On impulse, she sells it and goes to stay with her brother in Salcombe, Devon, while she plans her next
move. There, she begins to look back at her life and reflect on the choices that have led her to this moment.
- Frankissstein: a love story, Jeanette Winterson.
- An audacious new novel about the bodies we live in and the bodies we desire. In Brexit Britain, a young transgender doctor called Ry is falling in love, against their better judgement, with Victor Stein, a celebrated professor leading the public debate around AI. Meanwhile, Ron Lord, just divorced and living with Mum again, is set to make his fortune launching a new generation of sex dolls for lonely men everywhere.
- Platinum end. 8, Story, Tsugumi Ohba.
- It's white arrow vs. red arrow as Mirai faces off against Metropoliman in a shootout to decide the next god. As each god candidate fires their arrows, the conclusion to their battle draws closer. But what sinister secrets lurk behind Metropoliman's motives?
- I am a hero: Omnibus 9, Art and story, Kengo Hanazawa.
- A small group of survivors, led by former manga creator Korori Nakata, considers breaking from a large, organized group of humans who follow cult leader 'Asada' and have taken control of a high-rise apartment building. On a collision course with our heroes Hideo and Hiromi, the high-rise survivors face extremely powerful ZQNs and strange ZQN-human hybrids that may hold the key to unlocking the global zombie epidemic!
- The ogre gods. [Book two], Half-blood, Written by Hubert Boulard.
- Yori is a Half-Blood, the son of a noble-born and his mistress. Raised alongside the king's degenerate legitimate children, his intelligence and grace become the focus of their jealousy. After one fight too many, the bastard is thrown into the streets with his mother, where they face the harshness of common life.
- 10 dance. Volume 2, Inouesatoh.
- While Shinya Sugiki's learning to move to the sensual beats of Latin Ballroom, Shinya Suzuki's finding it tough to master the waltz, especially without the help of music. Suzuki can't help but resent Sugiki's passionless, critical training; but when he flies out to England to watch Sugiki compete on the international stage, he realizes there might be more to that stoic demeanor.
- 10 dance. Volume 3, Inouesatoh.
- As if learning the moves wasn't hard enough, Sugiki needs to master a crucial element if he's to succeed in Latin Ballroom: sex appeal. Suzuki takes a personal approach in teaching him the art of seduction, but what happens when the student learns too well? And Suzuki has problems of his own: With the 10 Dance competition on the horizon, he must raise his Standard rank, or risk losing the chance to compete at all.
- Requiem of the rose king. 10, Aya Kanno.
- Richard finally admits his own ambitions, just as King Edward and his court descend into chaos. Meanwhile, the dark secret about Richard's body is whispered throughout the kingdom. Awakened by betrayals and promises, Richard prepares to strike!
- Kakegurui, compulsive gambler. 9, Story, Homura Kawamoto.
- Armed with a total of 101 votes after a one-on-one match with the vice president and a near-death gambling showdown against the Inbami sisters, Mary enters the top-three ranking for student council president. In tenth place is Yumeko, who has narrowly avoided elimination.
- Doctor Star and the kingdom of lost tomorrows, Writer, Jeff Lemire.
- An aged crime fighter desperately wants to reconnect with his estranged son, who he hoped would one day take the mantle of Doctor Star. Over the course of the story we learn his World War II-era origin, how he got his powers, his exciting astral adventures, and more in this heartbreaking superhero tale about fathers and sons.
- Overlord. 10, Original story, Kugane Maruyama.
- Three paths converge when the warrior Unglaus and the rookie fighter Climb witness a scuffle involving an old gentleman who turns out to be none other than Sebas himself. While the first searches for his reason to fight, the second aims to become stronger for the sake of his life savior. The third resolves to carve a safe path for the girl he has chosen to protect. What will become of this unlikely trio?
- Gigantic, Written by Rick Remender.
- In a twist on the cult-classic film The Truman Show, Gigantic follows a brainwashed alien superhero deposited on Earth to be the unwitting star of an intrusive, around-the-
clock television program being filmed without his knowledge while a giant, armored invader attacks San Francisco!
- Clyde Fans: a picture novel, Seth.
- Twenty years in the making, Clyde Fans peels back the optimism of mid-twentieth century capitalism. Legendary Canadian cartoonist Seth lovingly shows the rituals, hopes, and delusions of a middle-class that has long ceased to exist in North America; garrulous men in wool suits extolling the virtues of the wares to taciturn shopkeepers with an eye on the door.
- Attack on Titan. Before the fall, 16, Story by Ryo Suzukaze.
- At last, the fateful day of the expedition arrives. If the Survey Corps doesn't use its newfangled maneuvering equipment to bring back evidence of a dead Titan, then humanity's best (and only) option for fighting back will be dismantled forever! The team of untested young recruits only has one shot, and they have to make it count but the conditions are poor, and there are dark clouds on the horizon.
- The extraordinary adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec. 2, The mad scientist and Mummies on parade, Jacques Tardi.
- In "The Mad Scientist," the science that brought us revived dinosaurs now results in a pithecanthrope stalking the streets of the City of Light, climaxing in an amazing car chase involving a foe from the previous volume. Will the perpetually inept Inspector Caponi just make things worse? Probably. Then in the second episode, "A Dusting of Mummies," the mummy glimpsed in Adele's apartment in previous episodes comes alive!
- Food wars! Shokugeki no soma. 29, Final battle, Original creator, Yuto Tsukuda.
- The fourth bout of the team shokugeki begins with Erina finally taking the stage. Her opponent? The queen of cute confections, Momo Akanegakubo! But what kind of dish will the former ice queen present to combat such cuteness? Meanwhile, Isshiki and Takumi take on the council's top two members; Tsukasa and Rindo!
- The saga of Tanya the evil. 06, Original story, Carlo Zen.
- Extoled for her achievements in Dacia, Tanya makes her grand return to Norden! As the war escalates, so do the General Staff's expectations for the 203rd Aerial Mage Battalion (much to the young major's dismay). From a barrage of enemy formulas to communication mishaps with higher-ups, it looks like everyone in the world; be they enemies or allies, will stop at nothing to sabotage the former salaryman!
- The wisdom of bones, Kitty Aldridge.
- London, 1879: In a gloomy room on Islington's backstreets, showman Percy Unusual George dreams of the miracle that will change his fortunes and that of his troupe of performing Remarkables. This waking dream will lead him to an infamous French dwarf, an exiled Polish king, and a superstar of the Enlightenment and alter the course of his life forever.
- The sect of angels, Andrea Camilleri.
- The lawyer and journalist Matteo Teresi discovers the existence of a secret sect whose members include priests, politicians, and regional VIPs. During the early morning hours, when the town's churches are closed, the "Sect of the Angels" meets in the sacristy to carry out their holy office: initiating devout virgins into the rites of married life.
- The Tubman command: a novel, Elizabeth Cobbs.
- It's May 1863. Out-generaled and out-gunned, a demoralized Union Army has pulled back with massive losses at the Battle of Chancellorsville. Fort Sumter,
hated symbol of the Rebellion, taunts the American navy with its artillery and underwater mines. In Beaufort, South Carolina, one very special woman, code named Moses, is hatching a spectacular plan.
- Race to Marathon: a work of fiction, Jay Greenwood.
- The vast Persian Empire already dominates nearly half of the earth's entire population, but Persia's Great King now has his sights on Greece. Race to
Marathon vividly imagines this key moment in history –the Battle of Marathon. The action unfolds through the stories of its participants; valiant women, fearsome warriors, and cunning leaders, woven into a fabric of intrigue and passion.
- Chasing the dragon, John D. Greenwood.
- Set against the expansion of Singapore in the years 1834-1854, Chasing the Dragon continues to vividly portray the lives of the early pioneers of the expanding port city, including Joseph Balestier, Seah Eu Chin, Captain Henry Keppel, Tan Tock Seng, Munshi Abdullah, Governor Butterworth and Whampoa as well as fictional characters who bring nineteenth-century Singapore to life.
- The falling sword, Ben Kane.
- Reeling from his defeat at the hands of the Macedonians, Rome's furious General Flamininus gathers his legions for the final strike on King Philip's mighty phalanx. Both leaders know the victor will rule Greece, and both armies will do everything in their power to claim the ultimate prize. Fighting on opposing sides, Felix and Demetrios think they have survived the worst of the campaign.
- The Damascus Road: a novel of Saint Paul, Jay Parini.
- A novel of the Apostle Paul, whose tireless and epic preaching of the message of Jesus brought Christianity into existence and changed human history. In relating Paul's epic journeys, both geographical and spiritual, the author unfolds a vivid panorama of the ancient world on the verge of epochal change, while in the alternating voice of the Gospel writer Luke, Paul's travel companion, scribe, and ghostwriter, a cooler perspective on Paul's actions and beliefs emerges.
- The summer queen, Margaret Pemberton.
- Osborne House, 1879. Queen Victoria has occupied the British throne for over 40 years. Bringing together her extended family from across Europe offers a chance for old alliances to be strengthened and new unions to be forged. May Teck, daughter of a Duke and Princess, is constantly reminded that she lacks the pedigree to be a true royal.
- The organs of sense, Adam Ehrlich Sachs.
- In 1666, an astronomer makes a prediction shared by no one else in the world: at the stroke of noon on June 30 of that year, a solar eclipse will cast all of Europe into total darkness for four seconds. This astronomer is rumored to be using the longest telescope ever built, but he is also known to be blind?and not only blind, but incapable of sight, both his eyes having been plucked out some time before under mysterious circumstances.
- Thomas and Beal in the Midi, Christopher Tilghman.
- A young interracial couple escapes from Maryland to France in 1892, living first among artists in the vibrant Latin Quarter of Paris, and then beginning a new life as winemakers in the rugged countryside of the Languedoc. Thomas Bayly and his wife, Beal, have run away to France, escaping the laws and prejudices of post-Reconstruction America.
- Anna of Kleve, the princess in the portrait: a novel, Alison Weir.
- Newly widowed and the father of an infant son, Henry VIII realizes he must marry again to ensure the royal succession. Forty-six, overweight, and suffering from gout, Henry is soundly rejected by some of Europe's most eligible princesses. Anna of Kleve, from a small German duchy, is twenty-four, and has a secret she is desperate to keep hidden.
- The summer country: a novel, Lauren Willig.
- Barbados, 1854: Emily Dawson has always been the poor cousin in a prosperous English merchant clan; merely a vicar's daughter, and a reform-minded vicar's daughter, at that. Everyone knows that the family's lucrative shipping business will go to her cousin, Adam, one day. But when her grandfather dies, Emily receives an unexpected inheritance.
- Ghost stories: classic tales of horror and suspense, Lisa Morton and Leslie S. Klinger.
- The ghost story has long been a staple of world literature, but many of the genre's greatest tales have been forgotten, overshadowed in many cases by their authors' bestselling work in other genres. In this spine-tingling anthology, little known stories from literary titans like Charles Dickens and Edith Wharton are collected alongside overlooked works from masters of horror fiction like Edgar Allan Poe and M. R. James.
- Haverscroft, S. A. Harris.
- Kate Keeling leaves all she knows and moves to Haverscroft House in an attempt to salvage her marriage. Little does she realise, Haverscroft's dark secrets will drive her to question her sanity, her husband and fatally engulf her family unless she can stop the past repeating itself. Can Kate keep her children safe and escape Haverscroft in time, even if it will end her marriage?
- Exit wounds: nineteen tales of mystery from the modern masters of crime, Paul B. Kane & Marie O'Regan.
- A brand-new anthology of crime stories written by masters of the genre. Featuring both original in-
universe stories and rarely-seen reprints, this collection of masterful short stories brings together some of the genre's greatest living authors.
- The paper wasp: a novel, Lauren Acampora.
- In small-town Michigan, Abby Graven leads a solitary life. Once a bright student on the cusp of a promising art career, she now languishes in her childhood home,
trudging to and from her job as a supermarket cashier. Each day she is taunted from the magazine racks by the success of her former best friend Elise, a rising Hollywood starlet whose life in pictures Abby obsessively scrapbooks.
- Motive X, Stefan Ahnhem.
- Detective Fabian Risk's daughter is in a coma at Helsingborg hospital. It's Risk's fault for getting her involved in his last investigation and the guilt is crippling. A young Syrian refugee
has been killed. It looks like a racist attack but then more people die across Sweden and Denmark. There's no link between any of the victims. Is this a serial killer who strikes at random?
- A plain vanilla murder, Susan Wittig Albert.
- China and Ruby Wilcox are presenting their annual "Not Just Plain Vanilla Workshop," always a huge hit with customers at Thyme & Seasons Herb Shop. But someone involved with the workshop is driven by a deadly motive, and China soon finds herself teaming up with the very pregnant Pecan Springs police chief Sheila Dawson to solve a vanilla-flavoured murder.
- Cruel fate: a Cainsville novella, Kelley Armstrong.
- Three years after discovering that her biological parents are convicted serial killers, Olivia finally has her life back, and it's better than ever. She loves her new
job, as investigator for notorious defense attorney Gabriel Walsh. She has Gabriel, too, as they settle in together, dividing their time between Chicago and Cainsville. Olivia's also settled into her role as the legendary Mallt-y-Nos to Cainsville's fae population.
- Big sky, Kate Atkinson.
- Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside village, in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son and an ageing Labrador, both at the discretion of his ex-partner Julia. It's picturesque, but there's something darker lurking behind the scenes.
- Whiskers in the dark: a Mrs. Murphy mystery, Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown.
- A trial is underway in Albemarle County, where Mary Minor "Harry" Harristeen and her trusty crew of two- and four-
legged friends hope to catch a killer; who may not be the person accused of the crime. Since an old friend's body was discovered by the hunting club's faithful beagles, it has been up to Harry, with her crime-solving cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and Tee Tucker the corgi, to sniff out a trail of clues.
- Hide and seek, Mary Burton.
- Special Agent Macy Crow is a survivor. After a vicious hit-and-run nearly kills her, she gets right back to work, and now she's gunning for a spot on the FBI's elite profiling team. As an audition, she offers to investigate the recently discovered bones of Tobi Turner, a high school girl who disappeared fifteen years ago.
- Keep you close: a novel, Karen Cleveland.
- She knows her teenage son isn't perfect. But when the FBI starts investigating the kid she thought she knew, will she jeopardize her own career at the Bureau to keep her child safe? From the New York Times bestselling author of Need to Know. Stephanie Maddox makes tough decisions every day.
- Cold for the bastards of Pizzofalcone, Maurizio de Giovanni.
- A heinous, double murder in a squalid apartment on the wrong side of town pits Inspector Lojacono, Di Nardo and the rest of the motley collection of cops known as the 'bastards' of the Pizzofalcone precinct against their superiors, the press, and the local political hierarchy. Only by bringing the killer to justice can they save their reputations and the department.
- The never game, Jeffery Deaver.
- A young woman has gone missing in Silicon Valley and her father has hired Colter Shaw to find her. The son of a survivalist family, Shaw is an expert tracker. Now he makes a living as a "reward seeker," travelling the country to help police solve crimes and private citizens locate missing persons.
- 55, James Delargy.
- A wounded man walks into a police station in remote Western Australia and tells a remarkable story. Gabriel was picked up while hitchhiking, drugged, and woke up in chains in a barn in remote Western Australia. He'd been kidnapped by a man named Heath, who explains he's going to make Gabriel 'number 55'; his fifty-fifth victim.
- Confessions of an innocent man: a novel, David R. Dow.
- Rafael Zhettah relishes the simplicity and freedom of his life. He is the owner and head chef of a promising Houston restaurant, a pilot with open access to the boundless Texas horizon and a bachelor, content with having few personal or material attachments. When he finds Tieresse; billionaire, philanthropist, sophisticate, bombshell, sitting at one of his tables he also finds his soul mate, and his life starts again.
- The killer collective, Barry Eisler.
- When a joint FBI-Seattle Police investigation of an international child pornography ring gets too close to certain powerful people, sex-crimes detective Livia Lone becomes the
target of a hit that barely goes awry. The hit had been offered to John Rain, a retired specialist in "natural causes." Livia and former Marine sniper Dox assemble an ad hoc group to identify and neutralize the threat.
- This storm: a novel, James Ellroy.
- New Year's Eve 1941, war has been declared and the Japanese internment is in full swing. Los Angeles is gripped by war fever and racial hatred. Sergeant Dudley Smith of the Los Angeles Police Department is now Army Captain Smith and a budding war profiteer. He's shacked up with Claire De Haven in Baja, Mexico, and spends his time sniffing out fifth column elements and hunting down a missing Japanese Naval Attache.
- Finding Katarina M., Elisabeth Elo.
- Natalie March is a respected surgeon enjoying a busy, productive life in Washington DC. As her demanding career has left little time for friends or romance, her deepest relationship is with her mother, Vera March, a Russian immigrant and MS patient confined to a rehabilitation center. Vera is still haunted by the fact that her Ukrainian parents, innocent of any wrongdoing, were sent to the gulag, Stalin's notorious network of labor camps, when she was just a baby.
- Identity crisis, Ben Elton.
- Why are we all so hostile? So quick to take offence? Truly we are living in the age of outrage. A series of apparently random murders draws amiable, old-school Detective Mick Matlock into a world of sex, politics, reality TV and a bewildering kaleidoscope of opposing identity groups. Lost in a blizzard of hashtags, his already complex investigation is further impeded by the fact that he simply doesn't 'get' a single thing about anything anymore.
- The summer of Ellen, Agnete Friis.
- Jacob, a middle-aged architect living in Copenhagen, is in the alcohol-soaked throes of a bitter divorce when he receives an unexpected call from his great-uncle Anton, who
is in his nineties and still lives with his brother Anders on their rural Jutland farm; a place Jacob hasn't visited since the summer of 1978. Anton asks Jacob to answer the question that has haunted them both for decades: What happened to Ellen?
- Death in captivity, Michael Gilbert.
- A man is found dead in an escape tunnel in an Italian prisoner-of-war camp. Did he die in an accidental collapse or was this murder? Captain Henry 'Cuckoo' Goyles, master
tunneller and amateur detective, takes up the case. This classic locked-room mystery with a closed circle of suspects is woven together with a thrilling story of escape from the camp, as the Second World War nears its endgame and the British prisoners prepare to flee into the Italian countryside.
- The serpent's eye, Dolores Gordon-Smith.
- Farholt; the celebrated country house. The scene of intrigue, robbery and murder. Sandy felt the dying man's hand move in hers as his eyes fluttered open.
"Farholt," he said in a whisper. "Farholt." Sandy felt his hand tighten. "Go on," she encouraged. "I'm from Farholt." When Sandy Herriad goes to the aid of a dying man, she is plunged into a search for the lost emerald, the Serpent's Eye, a search which will change her life forever.
- They all fall down, Rachel Howzell Hall.
- It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime. Delighted by a surprise invitation, Miriam Macy sails off to a luxurious private island off the coast of Mexico, with six strangers; an ex-cop, a chef, a financial advisor, a nurse, a lawyer, a young widow. Surrounded by miles of open water in the gloriously green Sea of Cortez, Miriam is shocked to discover that she and the rest of her companions have been brought to the remote island under false pretenses.
- From the shadows, G.R. Halliday.
- Sixteen-year-old Robert arrives home late. Without a word to his dad, he goes up to his bedroom. Robert is never seen alive again. A body is soon found on the coast of the Scottish Highlands. Detective Inspector Monica Kennedy stands by the victim in this starkly beautiful and remote landscape. Instinct tells her the case won't end with this one death.
- Cari Mora, Thomas Harris.
- Twenty-five million dollars in cartel gold lies hidden beneath a mansion on the Miami Beach waterfront. Ruthless men have tracked it for years. Leading the pack is Hans-Peter Schneider. Driven by unspeakable appetites, he makes a living fleshing out the violent fantasies of other, richer men. Cari Mora, caretaker of the house, has escaped from the violence in her native country.
- A grave for two, Anne Holt.
- Selma Falck's personal life and career as a lawyer have hit rock bottom. That is until Hege Chin Morell; Norway's best female skier, approaches her desperate to overturn a doping charge. With two months to the Winter Olympics, Selma faces the seemingly almost impossible task of clearing Morell's name.
- Curtain call, Graham Hurley.
- Thirty-nine-year-old Enora Andresson is a successful actress and a woman in her prime. But for how long? Tests have revealed an aggressive brain tumour that could kill her. Already struggling with the wreckage of her marriage and a strained relationship with her teenage son, Malo, she hasn't anticipated the appearance of investigative journalist Mitch Culligan on her doorstep.
- Your deepest fear, David Jackson.
- 'Sara! Remember! Victoria and Albert. All I can say. They're here. They're-' These are the last words Sara Prior will ever hear from her husband. As DS Nathan Cody struggles to make sense of the enigmatic message and solve the brutal murder, it soon becomes clear that Sara is no ordinary bereaved wife.
- The first mistake, Sandie Jones.
- Alice knows that life could have been different if her first husband had lived, but Nathan's arrival into her life gave her back the happiness she craved. And with her best friend Beth by her side, Alice can survive anything. So when Nathan starts acting strangely, Alice turns to Beth for help. But soon, Alice begins to wonder whether her trust has been misplaced.
- The island, Ragnar Jónasson.
- Autumn of 1987 takes a young couple on a romantic trip in the Westfjords holiday; a trip that gets an unexpected ending and has catastrophic consequences. Ten years later a small group of friends go for a weekend in an old hunting lodge in Elliðaey. A place completely cut off from the outside world, to reconnect. But one of them isn't going to make it out alive.
- I am watching, Emma Kavanagh.
- From a distance, they seem to be sleeping. Three bodies, sitting propped up against the ancient stones of Hadrian's Wall. A closer look reveals the horror of their too-white faces, and the ring of vivid red bruises around each neck. The victims were found by schoolgirl Isla Bell, out on an early morning run along the historic site.
- What lies buried, Margaret Kirk.
- Ten year-old Erin is missing; taken in broad daylight during a friend's birthday party. With no witnesses and no leads, DI Lukas Mahler races against time to find her. But is it already too late for Erin, and will her abductor stop at one stolen child? And the discovery of human remains on a construction site near Inverness confronts Mahler's team with a cold case from the 1940s.
- Robert B. Parker's Buckskin, Robert Knott.
- After marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch lay Appaloosa's sheriff to rest, an emerging handful of men eagerly vie for the deceased sheriff's vacant office. No sooner are various campaigns under way when gold is discovered in the foothills just outside of town, sending Appaloosa buzzing with excitement.
- The night window, Dean Koontz.
- A visionary young filmmaker hunted for sport across a vast Colorado ranch by the celebrated billionaire at the heart of a monstrous cabal. A brilliant computer hacker slipping through top-secret databases a whisper ahead of security trackers, gathering the facts to fight the all-powerful perpetrators of mass murder.
- The fatherland files, Volker Kutscher.
- 1932: A drowned man is found in a freight elevator in the giant pleasure palace on Potsdamer Platz, far from any standing water. Inspector Gereon Rath's hunt for a mysterious contract killer has stalled, but this new case will take him to a small town on the Polish border and confrontation with the rising Nazi party.
- One more lie, Amy Lloyd.
- Charlotte wants to start fresh. She wants to forget her past, forget prison and, most of all, forget Sean. But old habits die hard. Despite the ankle monitor she must wear as part of her parole agreement and frequent visits to her therapist, she soon finds herself sliding back toward the type of behaviour that sent her to prison in the first place.
- All that's dead, Stuart MacBride.
- Inspector Logan McRae is looking forward to a nice simple case; something to ease him back into work after a year off on the sick. But the Powers That Be have other ideas.
The high-profile anti-independence campaigner, Professor Wilson, has gone missing, leaving nothing but bloodstains behind. There's a war brewing between the factions for and against Scottish Nationalism.
- Mr Todd's reckoning, Iain Maitland.
- Behind the normal door of a normal house, in a normal street, two men are slowly driving each other insane. One of them is a psychopath. Mr Todd is at his wits' end. He's been robbed of his job as a tax inspector and is now stuck at home, with him. Frustrated. Lonely. Angry. Really angry. Adrian has no job, no friends. He is at home all day, obsessively chopping vegetables and tap-tap-tapping on his computer.
- Spring cleaning: a novel, Antonio Manzini.
- Rocco is still reeling from the death of his best friend's girlfriend, who was murdered as she slept in his bed. There's no doubt that she was in the wrong place at
the wrong time and paid the ultimate price. With the identity of the hitman still unknown, a cloud lingers over Rocco, dulling his judgment and leaving this anti-hero exposed to other threats.
- The man with no face, Peter May.
- Expecting to find only a difficult, dreary political investigation in Belgium, Bannerman has barely settled in when tragedy strikes. His host, a fellow journalist, along with a British Cabinet minister, are discovered dead in the minister's elegant Brussels townhouse. It appears that they have shot each other.
- Weekend at Thrackley, Alan Melville.
- Jim Henderson is one of six guests summoned by the mysterious Edwin Carson, a collector of precious stones, to a weekend party at his country house, Thrackley. The
house is gloomy and forbidding but the party is warm and hospitable except for the presence of Jacobson, the sinister butler. The other guests are wealthy people draped in jewels; Jim cannot imagine why he belongs in such company.
- The right sort of man, Allison Montclair.
- In a London slowly recovering from the ravages of World War II, two very different women join forces to launch a business venture in the heart of Mayfair; The Right Sort Marriage Bureau. Miss Iris Sparks, avuncular and unmarried, and Mrs. Gwendolyn Bainbridge, practical and widowed with a young son, are determined to achieve some independence and do some good in a rapidly changing world.
- A knife to the heart, Barbara Nadel.
- Retired inspector Cetin Ikmen must confront his demons to reveal the shocking truth behind a young girl's death. When historian Suzan Tan is asked to examine the contents of a derelict villa on the Bosphorus, she is intrigued to discover a Ouija board among the artefacts. Forty years ago, a young girl was found with a knife in her heart in this villa.
- The whisper man, Alex North.
- Still devastated after the loss of his wife, Tom Kennedy and his young son Jake move to the sleepy village of Featherbank, looking for a fresh start. But Featherbank has a dark past. Fifteen years ago a twisted serial killer abducted and murdered five young boys. Until he was finally caught, the killer was known as 'The Whisper Man'.
- Unsolved, James Patterson & David Ellis.
- FBI researcher Emma Dockery is back with a vengeance. Obsessed with finding a link between a string of deaths across several different states, she is convinced that there's a pattern. And where there's a pattern, there's a serial killer to put a stop to. When Detectives working on some of these cases start turning up dead, Emma knows that she's onto something.
- Death notes: a Phineas Fox mystery, Sarah Rayne.
- Introducing professional researcher Phineas Fox in the first of a brand-new series of chilling mysteries. Phineas Fox has mixed feelings when he's asked to research the infamous 19th-century violinist Roman Volf for a TV documentary. Hanged for his part in the assassination of Tsar Alexander II in 1881, Volf was a notorious criminal and womaniser, whose glittering talent was undermined by his scandalous private life.
- The road to Grantchester, James Runcie.
- 1938. Young Sidney Chambers is dancing the quickstep with Amanda Kendall at her brother Robert's birthday party at the Caledonian Club. No one can believe, on this golden evening, that there could ever be another war. Seven years later, Sidney has gained a Military Cross and lost his best friend on the battlefields of Italy.
- More news tomorrow: a novel, Susan Richards Shreve.
- On the morning of her seventieth birthday, Georgianna Grove receives an unexpected letter that calls her back to Missing Lake, Wisconsin, where her mother was murdered sixty-six years earlier. Georgie's father had confessed to the murder the next morning and was carted off to a state penitentiary.
- The last widow, Karin Slaughter.
- A routine family shopping trip is shattered when Michelle Spivey is snatched as she leaves the mall with her young daughter. The police search for her, her partner pleads for her release, but in the end they find nothing. A month later, on a sleepy Sunday afternoon, medical examiner Sara Linton is at lunch with her boyfriend Will Trent, an agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, when the serenity of the summer's day is broken by the wail of sirens.
- The body in the castle well: a Bruno, chief of police novel, Martin Walker.
- When Claudia, a young American, turns up dead in the courtyard of an ancient castle in Bruno's jurisdiction, her death is assumed to be an accident related to opioid use. But her doctor persuades Bruno that things may not be so simple. Thus begins an investigation that leads Bruno to Monsieur de Bourdeille, the scholar with whom the girl had been studying, and then through that man's past.
- The night before, Wendy Walker.
- Laura Lochner has never been lucky in love. She falls too hard and too fast, always choosing the wrong men. Devastated by the end of her last relationship, she fled her Wall Street job and New York City apartment for her sister's home in the Connecticut suburb where they both grew up.
- The unquiet heart, Kaite Welsh.
- Sarah Gilchrist has no intention of marrying her dull fiancé Miles, the man her family hope will restore her reputation and put an end to her dreams of becoming a doctor, but when he is arrested for a murder she is sure he didn't commit she finds herself his reluctant ally.
- Skin game, Stuart Woods and Parnell Hall.
- When Teddy Fay receives a freelance assignment from a gentleman he can't refuse, he jets off to Paris on the hunt for a treasonous criminal. But as Teddy unearths more information that just doesn't seem to connect, his straightforward mission becomes far bigger, and stranger, than he could imagine.
- The investigation: a novel, J.M. Lee.
- Watanbe Yuichi, a young guard with a passion for reading, is ordered to investigate a murder. The victim, Sugiyama, also a guard, was feared and despised throughout the prison and inquiries have barely begun when a powerful inmate confesses. But Watanbe is unconvinced; and as he interrogates both the suspect and Yun Dong-ju, a talented Korean poet, he starts to realize that the fearsome guard was not all he appeared to be.
New Zealand Fiction
- The Nancys, R.W.R. McDonald.
- Tippy Chan is eleven and lives in a small town in a very quiet part of the world - the place her Uncle Pike escaped from the first chance he got as a teenager. Now Pike is back with his new boyfriend Devon to look after Tippy while her mum's on a cruise. Tippy is in love with her uncle's old Nancy Drew books, especially the early ones where Nancy was sixteen and did whatever she wanted. She wants to be Nancy and is desperate to solve a real mystery. When her teacher's body is found beside Riverstone's only traffic light, Tippy's moment has arrived.
- Melt, Jeff Murray.
- This novel is an urgent, crushing observation of adaptation and exclusion amidst preparation to settle Antarctica as climate destruction starts to bite. New Zealand in 2048, gateway to the melting continent, is thrust into the centre of the climate crises. Vai Shuster, the advocate of a tiny, broken island, must find a place for her community in a world that's not sure it needs the poor.
- A dream of Italy, Nicky Pellegrino.
- For sale: crumbling building in southern Italy. Asking price: 1 euro. In the drowsy heat of an Italian summer, three strangers arrive in Montenello, a beautiful hilltop town. Each has agreed to buy a crumbling historic building for a single euro - and each is dreaming of a new adventure.
- Who am I?: spy, killer, cop, Robert Silk.
- A senior KGB officer and local agents plan to blackmail a Cabinet Minister into keeping New Zealand out of ECHELON, US/British world-wide network monitoring radio communications; especially those of the Russian Navy. Detective Inspector Bryan Peters and Carol Stanton a Russian speaking SIS Agent, using electronic surveillance, watch and listen in amazement from a launch moored just off shore from the Russian Embassy Fishing Lodge in Rotorua.
- A thin slice of heaven, Paul Wah.
- A historical novel recounting the adventures of the author's great-grandfather, Ng Leung Kee, who migrated to New Zealand in 1880 and set up a successful Chinese merchant business in Wellington. Ng Leung Kee returned to Tiansum, China in 1922, to take his grandson Leslie to receive a Chinese education.
- The sisters' lover, Lily Woodhouse.
- 1950 and Flis is returning to Australia after almost twenty years away in Wellington, New Zealand. In all that time she has had no contact with her younger sister Gladdie who is missing, presumed dead. Flis is determined to find out what happened to her.
- Pregnant by the commanding Greek, Natalie Anderson.
- Powerful Greek Leon Kariakis is not accustomed to being challenged, least of all by an impulsive woman who's mistaken his identity. Yet warm-
hearted Ettie Roberts is a breath of fresh air, and Leon can't resist indulging in a night of tantalising pleasure! But Ettie's pregnancy bombshell demands action. Leon's heir will not be born out of wedlock, so Ettie must say 'I do'.
- From heiress to mum, Therese Beharrie.
- In this Billionaires for Heiresses story, Autumn is stunned when Hunter Lee, her billionaire ex-turned-best-friend, appears on her doorstep with a son! Their relationship
changed because she wanted a family and he didn't believe he'd make a good father, but they never stopped loving each other. Now he needs her help. Will caring for baby Eli together make them realise how much they both want this little family, for ever?
- Rescued by her rival, Amalie Berlin.
- Firefighter medic Lauren Autry was devastated when she lost out on her dream job as a smokejumper to golden boy Beck Ellison. Two years later she's trying again, and is surprised to see her nemesis with the rookies on probation. Beck's more brooding than ever, but still as maddeningly handsome. A wildfire forces them to work together, but it's the flaming attraction raging between them that Lauren's desperately trying to put out.
- Marriage at any price, Lauren Canan.
- She lost her ranch to the Masters men, so why is Ally Kincaid now offering herself as Seth Masters's in-name-only bride? Because she'll get her land back, while Seth will get his share of the family fortune. Easy enough. But once they share a marriage bed, will Ally get her heart back in the bargain?
- The sheikh doc's marriage bargain, Susan Carlisle.
- For sensible Dr Laurel Martin, heading up a new lab for royal doc Sheikh Tariq Al Marktum is a chance to conduct the study of a lifetime. But to protect Laurel from the scandal her presence in his palace will cause Tariq has a condition; a paper marriage! Once Laurel is swept into his desert kingdom passion overtakes them, but can Laurel find her place in Tariq's world, and in his heart?
- The view from Alameda Island, Robyn Carr.
- From the outside looking in, Lauren Delaney has a life to envy; a successful career, a solid marriage to a prominent surgeon and two beautiful daughters who are off
to good colleges. But on her twenty-fourth wedding anniversary Lauren makes a decision that will change everything. Lauren won't pretend things are perfect anymore.
- His convenient royal bride, Cara Colter.
- Since leaving her cheating fiance, sensible Maddie Nelson is back waiting tables in her hometown. When a gorgeous stranger needs a guide for a few days she decides to throw caution to the wind, never expecting him to be Prince Edward Alexander of Havenhurst and he's in need of a convenient wife!
- The Italian's twin consequences, Caitlin Crews.
- The only thing standing between CEO Matteo Combe and his company is Dr Sarina Fellows's character assessment. She's dealt with arrogant men like Matteo
before and won't be intimidated. But untouched Sarina isn't prepared for the intense fire Matteo ignites in her! Succumbing to indescribable pleasure changes everything between them.
- Miss Prim's Greek island fling, Michelle Douglas.
- After a devastating betrayal, Audra Russel escapes to her brother's Greek island to lick her wounds. Only she soon finds her brother's best friend Finn Sullivan holidaying there too! He might be recovering from a near fatal accident, but the irresistible daredevil is intent on showing buttoned-up Audra how to have a good time. And now that she's started she doesn't ever want to stop!
- Finding her forever family, Traci Douglass.
- After losing her mother to a hereditary illness, trauma nurse Wendy Smith has vowed never to risk having a family of her own. So acting on her instant attraction to sexy single dad Dr Tom Farber is a definite no! But through her unexpected connection with his daughter Wendy grows closer to Tom and their chemistry intensifies, along with her longing for her own family, with him!
- Mending the single dad's heart, Susanne Hampton.
- Dr Jessica Ayers had the perfect life until her boyfriend betrayed her. After vowing never to get close to anyone again, being a locum doc suits her just fine!
Until she meets dynamic, dashing Dr Harrison Wainwright. But divorcee Harrison only has room in his life for his son. He's clearly as wary of love as she is, yet could this guarded single dad be everything Jessica didn't know she needed?
- Infinity + one, Amy Harmon.
- When two unlikely allies become two unwitting outlaws, will two unforgettable lovers defy unbeatable odds? Bonnie Rae Shelby is a superstar. She's rich. She's beautiful. She's impossibly famous. And Bonnie Rae Shelby wants to die. Finn Clyde is a nobody. He's broken. He's brilliant. He's impossibly cynical. And all he wants is a chance at life.
- Billionaire's Mediterranean proposal, Julia James.
- To convince everyone he's off-limits, Tara Mackenzie agrees to pose as billionaire Marc Derenz's girlfriend. It's purely for show, until the Cote d'Azur rumour mill leaves the world convinced they're engaged! Resisting Marc's infuriatingly addictive charm was hard enough before, but becoming his fiancee pushes their desire to new heights.
- The unhoneymooners, Christina Lauren.
- Olive is always unlucky: in her career, in love, in, well, everything. Her identical twin sister Amy, on the other hand, is probably the luckiest person in the world. Her meet-cute with her fiance is something out of a romantic comedy and she's managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a series of online contests.
- A conquest impossible to resist, Stephanie Laurens.
- On the hunt for new breeding stock for the Cynster racing stables, Prudence Cynster travels to Ireland's west coast to evaluate the horses of Deaglan Fitzgerald, Earl of Glengarah, but soon after meeting both Prudence and Deaglan find it hard to keep their minds on the business transaction at hand.
- The pursuits of Lord Kit Cavanaugh, Stephanie Laurens.
- One of the most eligible bachelors in London, Lord Christopher 'Kit' Cavanaugh has discovered his true path and it doesn't include the expected society
marriage. Kit is all business and has chosen the bustling port of Bristol to launch his passion, Cavanaugh Yachts. Miss Sylvia Buckleberry's passion is her school for impoverished children.
- Wildflower Ridge, Maya Linnell.
- Penny McIntyre loves her life as an ambitious city professional, with a marketing team at her fingertips and a promotion just within reach. So when she's floored by a mystery illness, and ordered back to the family farm for three months' rest and recuperation, she is horrified to find her perfect life imploding.
- Claimed for the sheikh's shock son, Carol Marinelli.
- Desert prince Khalid never loses control, with one exception: his illicit night of passion with captivating dancer Aubrey. Khalid was shocked to discover Aubrey was a virgin. Yet after returning to his kingdom he finds nothing compares to the bombshell that she's had his secret child!
- Lacey: an outback brides of Wirralong romance, Fiona McArthur.
- Lacey Jerome had always fought her attraction to sexy police officer Cameron James, but one crazy night, she let her hair down and fell into bed with him. Their night together turned more passionate, more soul-scorching than she'd imagined it could be, but mixed messages from Cameron had her fleeing the scene.
- Penniless virgin to Sicilian's bride, Melanie Milburne.
- Sicilian billionaire Gabriel Salvetti offers a simple exchange; in return for her hand in marriage he'll save Francesca Mancini's ancestral home. Penniless Frankie has the aristocratic name Gabriel needs to redeem his family's notorious reputation and their blatant physical attraction can only sweeten the deal.
- Carrying her millionaire's baby, Sophie Pembroke.
- If Zoey Hepburn has to be stranded on a tropical island after escaping her wedding, who better to keep her company than her best friend, tycoon Ash Carmichael? Widower Ash understands better than anyone the risk to your heart when making marriage vows.
- Tightrope, Amanda Quick.
- Trapeze artist Amalie Vaughn moved to Burning Cove to reinvent herself, but things are not going well. After spending her inheritance on a mansion with the intention of turning it into
a bed-and-breakfast, she learns too late that the villa is said to be cursed. When the first guest, Dr. Norman Pickwell, is murdered by his invention during a sold-out demonstration, rumors circulate that the curse is real.
- The surgeon's convenient husband, Amy Ruttan.
- Dr Ruby Cloutier has agreed to a marriage with army doc Aran Atkinson in name only so she can continue working in Alaska. Aran's military service has kept them suitably apart, and their attraction at bay. And then he unexpectedly returns, more brooding and tempting than ever.
- Whitsunday dawn, Annie Seaton.
- When Olivia Sheridan arrives in the Whitsundays as spokesperson for big mining company Sheridan Corp, it should be a straightforward presentation to the town about their proposed project. But when a handsome local fisherman shows her what ecological impact the proposal will have, Olivia is forced to question her father's motives for the project.
- A Cinderella to secure his heir, Michelle Smart.
- Alessio Palvetti will do anything to bring his young nephew into the family business. To secure his heir he'll use his incredible chemistry with the boy's legal guardian, Beth Hardingstone, and command her to marry him! For Alessio the Palvetti empire always comes first, but all orphaned Beth has ever wanted is to matter to someone.
- The cliff house, RaeAnne Thayne.
- After the death of their mother, sisters Daisy and Beatriz Davenport found a home with their aunt Stella in the beautiful and welcoming town of Cape Sanctuary. They never knew all the dreams that Stella sacrificed to ensure they had everything they'd ever need. Now, with Daisy and Bea grown, it's time for Stella to reveal the secret she's been keeping from them; a secret that will change their family forever.
- Wedding night reunion in Greece, Annie West.
- Emma Piper has just promised to love, honour and cherish Greek tycoon Christo Karides and then she overhears him admitting he's married her purely for convenience. Bolting to her family's beautiful Corfu villa, Emma doesn't expect Christo to follow, especially with seduction in mind! But their intense attraction promises an explosive reunion.
- Marriage bargain with his innocent, Cathy Williams.
- Commanding tycoon Matias Silva is less long-term romance, more million-dollar business deal. Until his sweet childhood friend Georgie White anxiously confesses that his family believe they're engaged. Matias never does anything by halves; if they're going to pretend, he's all in. By whisking Georgie to his sprawling coastal mansion he'll ensure everyone believes their charade.
- Tempted by the hot Highland doc, Scarlet Wilson.
- TV Presenter Kristie Nelson's new job could make her career, but it involves filming GP Rhuaridh Gillespie on a remote Scottish island. The doctor's temper is as hot as his rugged good-looks, and soon their chemistry steals the show. Kristie's just as tempted off-camera by this gorgeous doc who's challenging her to face her past as she is when they're in the spotlight.
- That night in Texas, Joss Wood.
- Nearly dying in the aftermath of a storm is shock enough for Vivi Donner. Waking to find her sexy one-night stand; and the father of her secret child, standing by her hospital bed? Heart-stopping. Now Camden McNeal is determined to know his daughter and the woman he never forgot. Will their explosive passion last more than one night this time?
- Changing Lara, Anna Jacobs.
- Lara Perryman has spent her whole life travelling for her busy corporate job, so it's a relief when she takes early retirement and settles in a leisure village in Wiltshire. She quickly makes friends with the other residents and finds herself entangled in the ups and downs, triumphs and tragedies of her new community.
- The butterfly room, Lucinda Riley.
- Posy Montague is approaching her seventieth birthday. Still living in her beautiful family home, Admiral House, set in the glorious Suffolk countryside where she spent her own idyllic childhood catching butterflies with her beloved father, and raised her own children, Posy knows she must make an agonising decision.
- The cinema at Starlight Creek, Alli Sinclair.
- Queensland, 1994: When location manager Claire Montgomery arrives in rural Queensland to work on a TV mini-series, she's captivated by the beauty of Starlight Creek and the surrounding sugarcane fields. Working in a male-dominated industry is challenging, but Claire has never let that stop her pursuing her dreams, until now.
- Blessing in disguise, Danielle Steel.
- As a young intern at an art gallery in Paris, Isabelle McAvoy meets Putnam Armstrong, wealthy, gentle, older, and secluded from the world. Isabelle's relationship with Putnam, and her time at his cháteau on the Normandy coast, are the stuff of dreams. But it turns real when she becomes pregnant, for she knows that marriage is out of the question.
- A people's future of the United States: speculative fiction from 25 extraordinary writers, Victor LaValle and John Joseph Adams.
- For many Americans, imagining a bright future has always been an act of resistance. These stories imagine their characters fighting everything from government surveillance, to corporate cities, to climate change disasters, to nuclear wars.
- Defying doomsday, Tsana Dolichva, Holly Kench.
- An anthology of apocalypse fiction featuring disabled and chronically ill protagonists, proving it's not always the 'fittest' who survive; it's the most tenacious, stubborn, enduring and innovative characters who have the best chance of adapting when everything is lost.
- The warship, Neal Asher.
- Orlandine has destroyed the alien Jain super-soldier by deploying an actual black hole. And now that same weapon hoovers up clouds of lethal Jain technology, swarming within the deadly accretion disc's event horizon. All seems just as she planned. Yet behind her back, forces incite rebellion on her home world, planning her assassination.
- Empire, Orson Scott Card.
- The American Empire has grown too fast, and the fault lines at home are stressed to the breaking point. The war of words between Right and Left has collapsed into a shooting war,
though most people just want to be left alone. The battle rages between the high-technology weapons on one side, and militia foot-soldiers on the other, devastating the cities, and overrunning the countryside.
- Waste tide, Chen Qiufan.
- Mimi is drowning in the world's trash. She's a 'waste girl', a scavenger picking through towering heaps of hazardous electronic detritus.Along with thousands of other migrant workers,
she was lured to Silicon Isle, off the southern coast of China, by the promise of steady work and a better life. But Silicon Isle is where the rotten fruits of capitalism and consumer culture come to their toxic end.
- The star beast, Robert A. Heinlein.
- Lummox has been the pet of the Stuart family for generations. With eight legs, a thick hide and huge (and growing) size, Lummox is nobody's idea of man's best friend. Nevertheless, John Stuart XI, descendant of the starman who originally brought Lummox back to Earth, loves him.
- Cat pictures please and other stories, Naomi Kritzer.
- A collection of seventeen short stories, including the author's Hugo Award-winning story "Cat Pictures Please," about what would happen if artificial intelligence was born out of our search engine history.
- One word kill, Mark Lawrence.
- In January 1986, fifteen-year-old boy-genius Nick Hayes discovers he's dying. And it isn't even the strangest thing to happen to him that week. Nick and his Dungeons &
Dragons-playing friends are used to living in their imaginations. But when a new girl, Mia, joins the group and reality becomes weirder than the fantasy world they visit in their weekly games, none of them are prepared for what comes next.
- The magnificent nine, James Lovegrove.
- An old flame of Jayne Cobb's, Temperance McCloud, sends a message to Serenity, begging him for help. She lives on the arid, far-flung world of Tethys, and bandits are trying to overrun her town to gain control of their water supply: the only thing standing between its people and dustbowl ruin. Jayne tries to persuade the Serenity crew to join the fight, but it is only when he offers Vera, his favourite gun, as collateral that Mal realises he's serious.
- The Gameshouse, Claire North.
- Everyone has heard of the Gameshouse. But few know all its secrets. It is the place where fortunes can be made and lost through chess, backgammon; every game under the
sun. But those whom fortune favours may be invited to compete in the higher league, where the games played are of politics and nations, of economics and kings.
- Finder, Suzanne Palmer.
- Fergus Ferguson has been called a lot of names: thief, con artist, repo man. He prefers the term finder. His latest job should be simple. Find the spacecraft Venetia's Sword and steal it back from Arum Gilger, ex-nobleman turned power-hungry trade boss. He'll slip in, decode the ship's compromised AI security, and get out of town, Sword in hand.
- Fall; or, Dodge in hell: a novel, Neal Stephenson.
- In his youth, Richard "Dodge" Forthrast founded Corporation 9592, a gaming company that made him a multibillionaire. Now in his middle years, Dodge appreciates his comfortable, unencumbered life, managing his myriad business interests, and spending time with his beloved niece Zula and her young daughter, Sophia.
- Theater of spies, S.M. Stirling.
- After foiling a German plot to devastate America's coastal cities from Boston to Galveston, crack Black Chamber agent Luz O'Malley and budding technical genius Ciara Whelan go to California to recuperate. But their well-deserved rest is cut short by the discovery of a diabolical new weapon that could give the German Imperial Navy command of the North Sea.
- Delta-V, Daniel Suarez.
- When itinerant cave diver James Tighe receives an invitation to billionaire Nathan Joyce's private island, he thinks it must be a mistake. But Tighe's unique skill set makes him a prime candidate for Joyce's high-risk venture to mine a near-earth asteroid with the goal of kick-starting an entire off-world economy.
- Light from other stars: a novel, Erika Swyler.
- Eleven-year-old Nedda Papas is obsessed with becoming an astronaut. In 1986 in Easter, a small Florida Space Coast town, her dreams seem almost within reach; if she can just grow up fast enough. Her father, however, wants the opposite. Laid off from his job at NASA and still reeling from the loss of Nedda's newborn brother several years before, Theo devotes himself to extending his living daughter's childhood just a little longer.
- Children of ruin, Adrian Tchaikovsky.
- Thousands of years ago, Earths terraforming programme took to the stars. On the world they called Nod, scientists discovered alien life but it was their mission to overwrite it with the memory of Earth. Then humanity's great empire fell, and the programme's decisions were lost to time. Aeons later, humanity and its new spider allies detected fragmentary radio signals between the stars.
- North of the line, Paul Bedford.
- This direct sequel to The Lawmen sees Deputy United States Marshal Jesse Bronson sent north of the line into Canada, to assist with the capture of two highly dangerous American outlaws. Brin Carson and Vern Hatcher have joined up with a gang of ruthless Metis half-breeds led by Gabriel Dumont.
- The Bolas, Caleb Rand.
- Will Chalk and his partner set out to deliver horses to a US Army post near the New Mexico border. But when they meet a fellow Texan being troubled by a ruthless land-grabber, their
thoughts of returning home are put aside. From the timberline of Condor Pass, Bruno Ogden is defiling the ranchland of Hog Flats to such an extent that grazing livestock becomes impossible.
- Jack Parker comes of age, Ed Roberts.
- Jack Parker, the fifteen-year-old son of the sheriff of Mayfield, does not enjoy a close and loving relationship with his father. When a vicious range war erupts in the area, Jack and his father are drawn closer when they find themselves fighting against an incursion by a band of Texan freebooters, and for a time it looks as though the youngster is destined to follow in his father's footsteps by becoming a lawman.
- Petticoat marshal, George Snyder.
- Gunfighter Cort Packet rides into the town of Scarlet intending to kill Yucca Frazel, but many try to prevent him: Frazel's employer rancher Addison Blackwell, an Indian agent cheating Apaches out of goods, a gunfighter rumoured to have murdered the marshal's husband, and the marshal herself; Rebecca Rogers, trying to find the truth about her husband's death, forced into being marshal in a fixed election by the powerful rancher who professes warm feelings for her.
- Kinsman of the gun, Walton Young.
- Cheyenne, 1888. Ezra McPherson is a gunfighter who cannot escape the past, and Luke Tisdale is a young doctor whose brother has been murdered. Marcus Stokesbury
and Eloise Endicott are journalists who are intrigued by the mystery surrounding Ezra.