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The latest addition to Dennis Lehane's popular array of mystery novels, this gripping story sees Amanda McCready disappear for a second time. In this hardback edition of Moonlight Mile, investigator Patrick Kenzie is well briefed on the past of the runaway girl, having tracked her down the first time she disappeared - in Lehane's earlier novel Gone, Baby, Gone. This time his search leads him down some of Boston's darkest, most dangerous streets, having uncovered a 12 year trail of secrets and lies.
This complete set of Colin Dexter's Inspector Morse novels will transport you directly into an Oxford seething with jealous, dark secrets and criminal behaviour. Join the curmudgeonly Morse and his faithful, more restrained companion Lewis, as they attempt to solve a variety of crime cases. Old-fashioned stories that will keep you guessing, this collection will appeal to fans of Morse and anyone who enjoys a good murder mystery.
Joanne Harris has received huge critical and commercial acclaim for her wonderful novel Chocolat, a book that was adapted into a very successful film starring Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche. This delightful novel is brought together with two other very fine reads, Blackberry Wine and Five Quarters of the Orange, in this fantastic set. Clever, funny and consistently well-spun stories that deserve your attention.
Based in Edinburgh, Inspector John Rebus has to battle with demons of his own, while also attempting to unveil and uncover the brutal crimes he has to confront as part of his increasingly important workload. Ian Rankin, OBE, subtly introduces challenging social issues into each novel as racial prejudice, the sleaze behind the tourist-friendly facade and a rapidly evolving Scotland are all expertly covered. This set of ten books includes Let It Bleed, Mortal Causes and a stand-alone crime thriller, Doors Open, that shows Rankin's stories are just as enticing even when they don't feature Inspector Rebus.
Jackson, Mississippi in 1962 was home to a vanished and unjust world. Black maids raised white children, but weren't trusted not to steal. Meawhile, three women are about to embark on a compelling friendship - they are Aibileen, who is raising her 17th white child and nursing the pain caused by the tragic death of her son, the sassy cook Minny and the white Miss Skeeter, who wants to know why her beloved maid has disappeared. No one would believe the three of them would become friends, and fewer still would tolerate it. But in Kathryn Stockett's The Help, the three very different women manage to find the courage to cross boundaries and come to depend and rely upon one another. This extraordinary story is one to truly cherish.
Now a major feature film starring Jim Sturgess and Anne Hathaway, One Day follows the lives of Dexter and Emma on every 15th July for twenty years from 1988 onwards - the date they first met at their graduation. Author David Nicholls manages to succesfully emphasise the heartbreaking gap between the way we are and the way we were in this true-to-life story. Packed with hilarious and adorable characters, this is a wonderfully odd and heart-warming, not to mention emotional, look at love in our ever-changing lives. The novel won the Galaxy National Book Awards Popular Fiction Book of the Year in 2010.
Seventeen-year-old Veronica 'Ronnie' Miller's life was turned upside down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wilmington, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alienated from her parents, especially her father - until her mother decides it would be in everyone's best interest if she spent the summer with him. The Last Song is an unforgettable story about how love in all its forms can break - and heal - our hearts. Another fine love story from Nicholas Sparks, the author of The Notebook, Dear John and Nights in Rodanthe. The book has also been adapted into a feature film of the same name, starring Miley Cyrus and Greg Kinnear.