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  • Man Booker Prize 2017 Shortlist - 6 Books - Collection - 9990000033195
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    Once again, we've brought together all six books (in keepsake hardback) that make up the Man Booker Prize Shortlist - including George Saunders' winner, Lincoln in the Bardo. Do you agree with the judges' decision of awarding this prestigious award to a supernatural thriller that features Abraham Lincoln's son?

    Celebrating the best contemporary fiction of the past 12 months, this year's shortlist has something for everyone and with our brilliant value collection, you're bound to find something to love. This year's list has everything from thought-provoking novels from acclaimed authors including Paul Auster and Ali Smith to a simply stunning debut from Fiona Mozlet.

    Among these brilliant books are an atmospheric debut about violence in contemporary society; an intelligent read about relationships, time and ageing; a love story about two people bonding in a world that is falling apart; Paul Auster's account of four parallel lives; and a novel that asks 'how far would you go to belong?'
  • Mark Roberts Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781788541510 - Mark Roberts
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    Mark Roberts
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    Revealing the hidden history of Liverpool, Mark Roberts' Eve Clay books are fast-paced thrillers with a sinister twist. The protagonist has an intriguing past and the situations she finds herself in are brutal, thought-provoking and twisted...

    The series starts with Blood Mist, a book that finds the DCI hunting a killer who knows more about her past then she does... Every night a new family dies and their bodies are dragged onto their landing to form a strange pattern. Who would risk capture to arrange their victims so precisely?

    Dead Silent finds a killer bringing medieval horror to Merseyside; and Day of the Dead has Clay on the case of a vigilante killer who is both the nation's most dangerous criminal AND a hero to many....

    These books will appeal to fans of Lee Child and Peter May.
    Format: paperback
  • Linwood Barclay Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781407250984 - Linwood Barclay
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    Linwood Barclay
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    Linwood Barclay is one of the world's favourite thriller writers and this collection includes all four books in his incredible Zack Walker Mysteries series - including his debut novel, Bad Move.

    Darkly humorous and very twisted, this book introduces Zack, a writer who has an overactive imagination and two teenage children. There's a murder on his street so he uproots his family to the suburbs. Their new and peaceful life doesn't last long, especially when Zack comes across a dead body and thinks he knows who the killer is. Things get even worse when Zack realises he'll need to track down the murderer himself to protect his family...

    The second book, Bad Guys, finds Zack becoming a journalist and stumbling into a web of murder and deceit; Bad Luck has a body being found on a lakeside fishing camp; and Bad News follows Zack as he finds a dead body in his friend Trixie Snelling's basement...

    This collection includes books 1-4 in Linwood Barclay's Zack Walker Mysteries series
    Format: paperback
  • L.C. Tyler Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780749022044 - L.C.Tyler
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    L.C.Tyler
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    Capturing the spirit of the Golden Age of crime fiction, L.C. Tyler's Elsie and Ethelred novels are witty, intelligent and full of warmth. You'll be eagerly flicking through these books to find out what happens next and they will appeal to fans of M.C. Beaton, Dorothy L. Sayers and Emily Brightwell.

    Robin Pagham has been found dead in Cat Among the Herrings and the village believe he must have been drunk. However, the newspaper reports of the inquest state no alcohol was found in his blood. At his funeral, his girlfriend announces someone murdered Robin... Elsie and Ethelred take on the case.

    Crooked Herring finds Henry Holiday unexpectedly turning on Ethelred's doorstep and he has a surprising confession - he thinks he murdered someone while drunk on New Year's Eve; and Ten Little Herrings finds Ethelred heading to the French Loire. He wants to stay there and it's up to Elsie to bring him home. But she is the subject of some unwanted affection from a local chocolatier...
    Format: paperback
  • Leigh Russell Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780857302137 - Leigh Russell
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    Leigh Russell
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    For fans of Mark Billingham, Peter James and Lee Child, Leigh Russell's psychological thrillers following DI Geraldine Steel are deliciously dark and perfectly plotted...

    The series starts with Cut Short, a book which finds DI Steel relocating to the quiet, rural town of Woolsmarsh. She's not expecting much to happen here but is soon on the trail of a twisted killer who preys on local women...

    Dead End has a corpse being discovered with its tongue cut out and then a witness is blinded and murdered; and Road Closed finds all kinds of murders taking place. Could the hit-and-run and arson be linked?
    This collection includes books 1-3 in Leigh Russell's DI Geraldine Steel series
    Format: paperback
  • The Penguin Book of Historic and Modern Speeches Set - 2 Books - Collection - 9780241983362
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    This set of books is packed with the most important, influential and incredible speeches of all time.

    Historic Speeches brings together the world's most famous speeches in one volume, featuring passionate and life-changing quotes from Moses, Nelson Mandela, Disraeli, Lenin, Gandhi and many more. It provides a fantastic overview of the history of our world through spoken words and shows why so many speeches are remembered and revered today.

    Modern Speeches is right up to date, featuring extraordinary and memorable speeches from the likes of Theodore Roosevelt, Martin Luther King, Malala and Barack Obama. Some are more famous than others, but they've all helped shape the world in which we live.
    Format: paperback
  • Stephen Booth Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780751570229 - Stephen Booth
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    Stephen Booth
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    Nominated for the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award, Stephen Booth is a talented author whose books are drenched in atmosphere and suspense. They will appeal to readers of Denise Mina and Peter James.

    Dead and Buried is the first book in the series and brutal acts of firestarting have ravaged the Peak District. DS Ben Cooper believes these blazes are best left to the firefighters, but then an intruder breaks into an abandoned pub and Cooper uncovers some grim surprises. There's evidence of a double homicide and a fresh corpse... It's up to Cooper and DI Diane Fry to discover what links the three deaths and discover those responsible for the raging fires...

    Already Dead finds Derbyshire in the midst of a summer of endless rain. A man's body has been discovered lying in shallow weather, but the weather has swollen the rivers and flooded the roads, making travel difficult and forensic examination impossible... Soon, the officers are put under intolerable strain and loyalties are split.

    Corpse Bridge has a landowner announcing plans to deconsecrate a burial ground and turn it into a car park. But as works starts, bodies begin to appear on this funeral march. Could there be a serial killer on the loose?

    This collection contains books 12-14 in Stephen Booth's Cooper and Fry series.
    Format: paperback
  • Kate Ellis Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780349417752 - Kate Ellis
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    Kate Ellis
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    Kate Ellis' Wesley Peterson novels are perfect for fans of Barbara Cleverly, Tania Carver and Elly Griffiths. They are classic crime with an archaeological twist and could be described as 'Midsomer Murders set in Devon'.

    The Flesh Tailor finds DI Peterson investigating the shooting of Dr James Dalcott. He discovers he was popular but had been harbouring strange and dramatic family secrets. Meanwhile, archaeologist Neil Watson has discovered a number of skeletons in Tailors Court that could be linked to a 16th century body-snatching physician...

    The Jackal Man finds DI Peterson looking into the murder of a girl that might be related to an ancient ritual linked to Anubis, the jackal-headed Egyptian god of death and mummification; and The Shadow Collector focuses on the strange case of a mother and daughter who were rumoured to be witches.

    Format: paperback
    This collection includes books 14, 15, 17, 18 and 19 in Kate Ellis' Wesley Peterson crime series
  • The British Serviceman of the First World War Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781784423025
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    These three books are full of true stories about the heroes who fought in the First World War.

    David and Stuart Hadaway's The British Airman of the First World War covers the pilots, observers and gunners that played a vital part in the Allied war effort; Quintin Colville's The British Sailor of the First World War explores the everyday experiences of those who served in the navy between 1914 and 1918; and Peter Doyle's The British Solder of the First World War goes beyond the familiar picture of soldier in muddy trenches and reveals what it was like to be an average British 'Tommy' - both in battle and at rest.

    All extensively researched, these are incredible books about the humans behind one of the world's most important battles.
    Format: paperback
  • Ben Aaronovitch Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407250946 - Ben Aaronovitch
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    Ben Aaronovitch
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    Ben Aaronovitch's Peter Grant series is a compelling combination of crime thriller and fantasy fiction. They follow a Probationary Constable in the Metropolitan Police Service who just so happens to be a trainee wizard.

    Written with a wry sense of humour and with little-known facts about London scattered throughout, Peter has to deal with a wide range of perplexing crimes throughout these page-turning novels. Broken Homes has Peter looking into the case of a mutilated body in Crawley. Could it be another killer on the loose or the work of a twisted magician known as the Faceless Man?

    Foxglove Summer finds Peter heading to a small village in Herefordshire where the police are reluctant to admit there might be a supernatural element to the disappearance of local children; and The Hanging Tree follows Peter as he is plunged into the alien world of the super-rich...
  • JBAC
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    Narrated by big-name actors including Dan Stevens, Bill Nighy, Rory Kinnear and Damien Lewis, this audio collection contains the first four books in Ian Fleming's classic James Bond series.

    Featuring Casino Royale, Live and Let Die, Moonraker and Diamonds are Forever, these CDs (complete with original, unabridged text) follow the spy on his various missions and are sure to keep anyone who loves all things 007 happily entertained.

    Casino Royale follows Bond as he aims to neutralise the Russian operative Le Chiffre by ruining him at the baccarat table; Moonraker has him trying to stop a millionaire-backed project that could threaten Britain's defence system; Live and Let Die is a tale of terror, treachery and torture; and Diamonds are Forever finds diamonds being smuggled from Africa to America via Britain.

    Format: CD

    Unabridged

    Approximate running time: 26 hours
  • WWII Military Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781407251004
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    From the Dambusters bombing raid to the story that inspired the classic film, The Great Escape, this collection is full of fascinating reads for anyone interested in military history.

    With five books to read through, it will provide hours of reading. The Battle for the Code is the story of how the German Enigma codes were broken (as seen in the Benedict Cumberbatch film The Imitation Game); Ill Met by Moonlight is an adventure story about how the Special Forces kidnapped the General of Crete; and The Great Escape is the story of a mass escape from a WWII German PoW camp.

    This collection also includes Wings on My Sleeve, test pilot Eric Brown's autobiography; and The Dambusters Raid, a definitive account of the most audacious bombing raid of the Second World War.
  • Hilary Green Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781473677128 - Hilary Green
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    Hilary Green
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    Hilary Green's novels will tug at your heartstrings as they follow the experiences of various individuals throughout the Second World War. This collection brings together three books that you will be reading long into the night.

    Never Say Goodbye follows Diana 'Steve' Escott-Stevens as she applies to become an agent for the Special Operations Executive. She is readily accepted and sent off for training. It's demanding and extensive but when she is quickly sent to France, she will need all the sabotage, coding, combat and parachuting skills she has recently learned...
    Now is the Hour finds four firm friends forced to part when Neville Chamberlain declares war on Germany. All very different people, they have to decide what is important to them and try to find each other in terrible wartime circumstances. We'll Meet Again has 17-year-old Frankie Franconi falling in love with the charismatic British officer, Nick Harper. He falls for her as well and soon Frankie has signed up for the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry. But when she signs the Official Secrets Act, she ends up on an adventure laced with danger and terrible choices...

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  • Andrea Camilleri Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781509858217 - Andrea Camilleri
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    Andrea Camilleri
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    This huge collection follows the first 10 investigations of the one and only Inspector Salvo Montalbano. Adapted into a popular television series, if you imagine Inspector Morse in Italy you will be halfway there! These books are fantastic for fans of Donna Leon and Michael Dibdin.

    The Shape of the Water is the first ever book starring the wry detective and it follows him as he looks into the death of an engineer of the Splendour Refuse Collection Company. The coroner's verdict is the death was from natural causes - but Montalbano has other ideas...

    Honest and streetwise, Montalbano makes it his mission to uncover the truth, despite obstacles from the police, the judge and the bishop.

    This collection includes books 1-10 in Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano series. Format: paperback
  • DC Comics: A Visual History Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9780241309810
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    Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are instantly recognisable superheroes all over the world and this eight-book collection .

    Packed with original comic book art by famed illustrators including Jim Lee, Alex Ross and Adam Hughes, these hardback books cover all the way from 1935 to the present day: The Bronze Age, The Silver Age, The Golden Age and The Modern Age. All presented in chronological order, each volume features key character profiles and guides to the iconic cities.

    With the success of both Wonder Woman and Justice League at the cinema this year, this is a must-have compendium for DC fans. In fact, when they receive the set they'll have a smile as big as The Joker's... These books come presented in a keepsake slipcase.

    Format: Hardback
  • Harlan Coben Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781407250977 - Harlan Coben
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    Harlan Coben
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    This captivating collection contains five stand-alone thrillers from Harlan Coben, one of the world's most popular and influential thriller writers.

    Stay Close is the tale of three ordinary people who quickly discover the American dream can be a nightmare when trying to escape from your past; Six Years finds Jake Fisher's world completely turned upside down as he tracks down the love of his life at her husband's funeral - but she's nowhere to be seen; Missing You focuses on the lies that bind people together when NYPD detective Kat Donovan finds an ex on a dating site.

    No Second Chance follows Marc Seidman as he is given a second chance to save his daughter 18 months after she was kidnapped and his wife was brutally murdered; and Tell No One has a doctor seeing a webcam image of the wife he thought he'd lost...
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  • Liza Picard History Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407250991
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    Covering the Victorian and Elizabethan eras alongside Dr. Johnson's time, these three books from Liza Picard provide a vivid social history of London through the ages.

    Victorian London covers everything from rag-gatherers to royalty and fish knives to freemasons as it explains how ordinary people lived in this important time; Elizabeth's London starts by focusing on the River Thames and its role in the city's history. It then moves on to describe the streets, houses and gardens that were popular during this time.

    Dr. Johnson's London focuses on the years between 1740 and 1770, when the gin craze was just starting to gain ground. She also looks back at the clothes, hobbies, houses and etiquette of the era.

    Format: Paperback
  • The Grantchester Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781408896167 - James Runcie
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    James Runcie
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    As seen on ITV, The Grantchester Mysteries are addictive and engaging. This collection brings together the first three books in James Runcie's bestselling series.

    Sidney Chambers is the vicar of Grantchester but he also happens to be a reluctant detective. He teams up with the rogueish Inspector Geordie Keating to solve a number of baffling cases that have engulfed his village. Together the duo have to look into the death of a famous jazz promoter's daughter; a shocking art forgery; and the suspect suicide of a Cambridgeshire solicitor.

    The TV series starring James Norton and Robson Green is hugely popular and these novels are equally compelling. The Times described them as 'An absolute treat... All manner of nostalgic delights' and we're sure you will agree.
  • Ann Cleeves Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781509858231 - Ann Cleeves
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    Ann Cleeves
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    This bumper collection provides the perfect introduction to Ann Cleeves' bestselling stories. It contains five novels in the Vera series (adapted into a hit ITV drama starring Brenda Blethyn) and five books from the Shetland series (adapted by the BBC into a popular show starring Douglas Henshall).

    Available for an unbelievable Book People price, the first five books in the Vera series follow Vera Stanhope as the detective investigates a series of strange occurrences across the North Pennines. She starts by joining three very different women as they arrive at an isolated cottage to complete an environmental survey. But when they get there, they find the body of one of Bella's friends... Vera also makes fresh inquiries into the decade-old case of the murder of a 15-year-old girl; and investigates the disappearance of her hippy neighbour.

    Set in the remote community of the Shetland Islands, the five Shetland books follow Jimmy Perez as he encounters all manner of evil characters. He finds his neighbour left for dead after being strangled; looks into the case of an amnesiac's 'suicide'; and has to deal with the discovery of a woman's body at the supposed sanctuary of the Fair Isles bird observatory.
  • Charity Norman Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781760632649 - Charity Norman
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    Charity Norman
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    Charity Norman writes contemporary fiction with a deliciously dark edge and we'd recommend all three titles in this collection for fans of Jodi Picoult and Joanna Trollope.

    See You in September is a fascinating read all about a woman called Cassy who heads to New Zealand for a short break before her best friend's wedding. She's just broken up with her boyfriend and accepts an invitation to stay in an idyllic farming collective. She finds herself falling for Justin, the farm's charismatic leader, and convinces herself she has to stay... This is a powerful story of family, faith and finding yourself.

    The Son in Law is an engrossing novel about a father who killed his wife and his desperation to see his children. Understandably, their grandparents have no intention of letting Joseph anywhere near them. The ensuing court case brings all kinds of memories and emotions to the surface; After the Fall is an original tale that finds tragedy hitting the McNamara family just after they move to New Zealand...

    Format: Paperback
  • Agatha Christie Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780007962266 - Agatha Christie
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    Agatha Christie
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    With the drama starring Kim Cattrall, Billy Howle, Toby Jones and Andrea Riseborough one of the highlights of last year's BBC Christmas schedule, this collection features Agatha Christie's The Witness for the Prosecution and many other short stories and novels.

    The Witness for the Prosecution will take you back to the 1920s when a shocking murder has stained the carpets of a London townhouse. The victim is a very rich older woman called Emily French and all the evidence is pointing to Leonard Vole, a young chancer who was due to inherit the heiress' fortune. Or, at least, this is what Emily's housekeeper is claiming in court...

    One of the world's favourite mystery writers, this tale is joined by 11 other short stories (including the exclusive Poirot and the Regatta Mystery) and four Hercule Poirot novels.
  • Kate Morton Collection - Collection - 9781509858248 - Kate Morton
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    Kate Morton
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    Kate Morton writes intelligent and thought-provoking fiction and this collection contains three of her best novels.

    The House at Riverton is both a thrilling mystery and a tender love story. Influenced by the likes of Atonement and Gosford Park, it finds events in the summer of 1924 and the winter of 1999 intertwining in almost unbelievable ways. In the middle of 1920s, a young port takes his life on the eve of a glittering society party. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again after this night. At the end of the 20th century, 98-year-old Grace Bradley, once a housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide and this opens all sorts of old wounds - including a terrible and shocking secret.

    The Secret Keeper is a heartbreaking story of mysteries and secrets that moves between the 1930s, the 1960s and the present day; and The Lake House is an enchanting book about a missing child, an abandoned house and an unsolved mystery...
  • Creating Success Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780749470951
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    Written by experts and rooted in psychology, the three books in the Take Charge of Your Life collection will help you pick up a number of important and valuable life skills. They will assist you in reaching your goals and fulfilling your potential.
    How to Deal with Stress will help you understand the psychological causes of stress and the resulting physical effects, enabling you to improve and enhance your well-being; while How to Organize Yourself has tips on how to focus on things that provide results, overcome distractions and shows how you can avoid information overload.
    A great way of reducing stress and fatigue, this collection also includes Develop Your Assertiveness, a book that will help you become more aware of your own strengths and weaknesses.
  • Mary Higgins Clark Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781471163005 - Mary Higgins
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    Mary Higgins
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    Mary Higgins Clark is one of the world's best-loved thriller writers. Her books sell in their millions and are full of twists and turns that keep readers on tenterhooks and sleeping with the lights on. This five-book collection is sure to keep you reading long into the night.

    Daddy's Gone A-Hunting finds Hannah Connelly plunged into a nightmare when her family's business is devastated by a huge fire. Could it have been the result of arson? And just what was Hannah's high-flying accountant sister doing in the building in the middle of the night... I've Got You Under My Skin has Laurie Morgan dealing with murder once more as she produces a true-crime, cold-case TV show. As survivors of a 21-year-old murder open up, shocking secrets are unveiled. Laurie also appears in The Cinderella Murder, which finds the show investigating a case of murder where nothing quite adds up...

    The Lost Years features Mariah uncovering the true motive behind her father's death. Could it be something to do with the highly valuable 15th century artefact that fell into his possession? I'll Walk Alone is a spine-tingling story finds the mother of a kidnapped son having her identity stolen.