Fiction

Bestselling Fiction Books

  • Gerald Durrell Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509858378 - Gerald Durrell
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    Gerald Durrell
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    This collection contains three witty reads from the inimitable Gerald Durrell, the bestselling author of My Family and Other Animals. You'll have been watching the story of his life on ITV's hit drama, The Durrells and now you can read some of his quirky thoughts on all kinds of subjects.

    Marrying off Mother and Other Stories is a wonderful collection of stories (some true, some not so true...) full of eccentric characters and absurd situations. Gerald talks about when he helped his mother try and find a new husband; and the acquisition of a strongly perfumed pig named Esmerelda...

    Beasts in my Belfry showcases Gerald's sharp eye for observing humour in any situation and has him explaining how from the age of 2, the only thing he ever wanted to do was study animals. It then goes on to become a charming account of his first job in 1945 as a student keeper at Whipsnade Zoo. He talks about the awesome animals he used to keep company - including a lion who was a dab hand at ventriloquism and a brown bear he used to enjoy singing duets with.

    Rosy is My Relative was Gerald's first novel and it focuses on a 30-year-old man who receives an unexpected inheritance - #500 and an elephant called Rosy who has a thirst for liquor... Gerald decided there's only one thing to do - he's going to give the elephant to the circus.
  • Alex Gray Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780751569759 - Alex Gray
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    Alex Gray
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    A sure-fire hit with fans of Ian Rankin, Alex Gray's DCI Lorimer thrillers are set in Glasgow and delve deep into the dark and ugly underground of this famous city as the detective has to tackle a series of grisly crimes. In this collection, we've hand-picked three of the most chilling, gritty and captivating reads from the series.

    Never Somewhere Else is the first novel in the series and it finds DCI Lorimer investigating the killings of three young women in a park. Frustrated with his lack of progress, he forms an uneasy alliance with psychologist and criminal profiler Dr. Solomon Brightman as they work together and make some shocking discoveries...

    The Swedish Girl has student Kirsty Wilson landing a room in a luxury Glasgow flat owned by the beautiful Swede, Eva Magnusson. But this dream turns to horror when Eva is found dead and their male flatmate is accused of murder. But Kirsty refuses to believe he is guilty. However, a woman with a remarkable similarity is also found brutally murdered and this leads Lorimer from the gritty heart of Glasgow right into the snow-covered streets of Stockholm.

    Finally, there's The Bird that Did Not Sing, a novel about a threat that could not only ruin the Commonwealth Games but destroy the city...

    This collection contains books 1, 10 and 11 from Alex Gray's Detective Lorimer series.
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    Alison Weir
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    Following the success of Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen last year, historian Alison Weir presents the second book in her fictional Six Tudor Queens series - Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession.

    brilliant novel for fans of Philippa Gregory, it finds Weir presenting an unforgettable portrait of Anne Boleyn and showing that she was an ambitious individual who managed to change the course of history.

    Fresh from the palaces of Burgundy and France, Anne quickly drew attention at the English court and embraced the play of courtly love. She wanted the crown and was determined to get it - by any means necessary...

    The second of Henry's queens, it is common knowledge how she died but this enthralling page-turner of a novel explains how she also lived.
  • Vanessa Greene Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780751570212 - Vanessa Greene
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    Vanessa Greene
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    Full of romance and friendship, love and life, laughter and tears, this frothy three-book collection from Vanessa Greene will appeal to those who enjoy upbeat and optimistic summer reads.

    The Vintage Teacup Club follows three women as they find the perfect brew of friendship after meeting at a car boot sale in Sussex. All very different, they fall for the same vintage tea set and decide to share it. It soon plays a part in changing all their lives...

    The Seafront Tea Rooms provide the perfect hideaway from the stresses of modern life and a group of women soon find what they've been searching for when they visit; The Beachside Guest House is set on a beautiful Greek island and follows Rosa and Bee as they make the plan to take over the converted windmill in which they once stayed during their younger years...
  • Julie Wassmer Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781472127686 - Julie Wassmer
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    Julie Wassmer
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    Set in the sumptuous coastal surroundings of Whitstable, Julie Wassmer's Pearl Nolan mysteries combine seafood, murder and a multi-tasking heroine.

    The series starts with Julie's debut novel, The Whitstable Pearl Mystery. Pearl always wanted to be a sleuth but life and a teenage pregnancy got in the way, so she decided to build up a successful seafood restaurant. However, with her son at university and the discovery of the drowned body of a local oyster fisherman, she might finally have the chance of achieving her lifelong dream of becoming a detective...

    In Murder-on-Sea, things take a festive turn and Pearl discovers it is not the season of goodwill to all men; May Day Murder takes place in spring and finds an actress being murdered after being invited to Whitstable to open the May Day festivities.

    This collection contains books 1-3 in Julie Wassmer's series starring Pearl Nolan.
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    Erin Kelly
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    Already optioned by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment for a film adaptation, The Poison Tree author Erin Kelly's He Said/She Said is the twisted and atmospheric thriller that everyone is talking about.

    Laura and her boyfriend Kit witness a brutal attack late at night. They call the police shortly after the incident but this leads to four lives changing almost immediately.

    Fifteen years later and the couple are still living in fear. Laura knows she was right to speak out, but she's also fully aware that no one ever knows the whole truth. She knows someone is hiding something, but she'd never have guessed what it is...
  • Romantic Fiction Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781471157400
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    Perfect for anyone who loves romance, these three books are full of frothy relationships and escapism. Including the bestselling RSVP, the hilarious romp The Nearly-weds and the feel-good Thirteen Weddings, it's a wonderful collection to add to any romance fan's bookshelf.

    Warm and sophisticated, Helen Warner's RSVP tells the story of four women, one wedding and a day they'll never forget. Anna has been invited to the 'love-of-her-life' and ex-boyfriend Toby's wedding. Will it give her a sense of closure or will it reopen old wounds?

    Jane Costello's The Nearly-weds will take you to Boston to meet Zoe Moore - a warm and loving woman who moved to the States after being cruelly ditched at the altar. Will she find happiness in her new home?

    Thirteen Weddings follows Bronte who had an amazing one-night stand with Alex around a year ago. Now working at a picture desk for a glossy magazine, she's shocked to recognise him as her new colleague - and now he's engaged... but the spark still remains.
  • Harry Bingham Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407250724 - Harry Bingham
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    Harry Bingham
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    Harry Bingham writes psychological thrillers that star an unusual and engaging detective, DC Fiona Griffiths. Compared to the likes of Jo Nesbo and Stieg Larsson, this collection features the first three books in the powerful series.

    Talking to the Dead introduces Fiona and will show you why she is such an incredible protagonist. A young girl has been found dead and a prostitute has been murdered. Fiona has her work cut out to discover the culprit here - especially as there is only one clue - a platinum bank card of a long-dead tycoon.

    Love Story, with Murders opens with a human leg being discovered in a suburban freezer. The victim is a teenage girl killed a decade ago. This is followed by the disturbing appearance of many other body parts - all male, dark skinned and very fresh; The Strange Death of Fiona Griffiths also finds Fiona investigating some grim discoveries. A woman has been starved to death and a computer guy has had his hands hacked off. These clues lead to what could be the heist of the century. Fiona might have to go undercover to penetrate this criminal gang from within...
  • Peter James Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781509858286 - Peter James
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    Peter James
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    Peter James' thrilling novels have sold millions of copies worldwide and this fantastic collection brings together five books starring his popular character, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace.

    Dead Man's Footsteps finds a Brighton businessman grasping the chance to shed his debts, disappear and reinvent himself in another country on the morning of 9/11. Six years later, the remains of a woman's body in a storm drain in Brighton leads Grace on an enquiry that reaches all around the world...

    Dead Tomorrow has a body of a missing teenager being found off the seabed of the Sussex coast, but it's missing vital organs; Dead Like You finds women suffering horrific experiences at the turn of the New Year - and these cases bear remarkable similarities to an unsolved series of crimes that occurred years before; Dead Man's Grip has Carly Chase surviving a nasty traffic accident where a teenage student was killed. She's traumatised and things get even worse when the drivers of the other two cars are found murdered. Grace warns her she could be next...

    Not Dead Yet finds Hollywood coming to Brighton. But there's a stalker following every move of the rock star who's bagged the lead role... these books are compelling, fast-paced and sure to delight fans of Ian Rankin and Peter Robinson.

    This collection contains books 4-8 in Peter James' Detective Roy Grace series.
  • Santa Montefiore Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781471147463 - Santa Montefiore
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    Santa Montefiore
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    Santa Montefiore is an author who specialises in evocative and thought-provoking tales of romance. This collection includes three of her finest novels.

    Enchanting from start to finish, these intelligent, sweeping stories are evocative and memorable. The Beekeeper's Daughter is a bestseller that focuses on two generations of the same family - a family that is rocked by tragedy; The Italian Matchmaker will transport you to the sun-drenched hills of the Amalfi coast and introduce you to Gianluca, a man who needs deeper purpose to his existence.

    Finally, there's Last Voyage of the Valentina, a story about how the murder of an eccentric aristocrat at the end of World War II touches the life of a hedonistic London girl two decades later.

    Ideal for fans of Victoria Hislop and Kate Morton, these novels are heartbreaking, poignant and very powerful.
  • 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.
  • Carole Matthews Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780751565393 - Carole Matthews
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    Carole Matthews
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    A Sunday Times bestselling author, Carole Matthews writes stories that will put a smile on the face of any fan of romantic fiction.

    In With or Without You, Lyssa decides to get over a break-up by taking a trekking trip in Nepal... but it never appeared to her she might fall in love while out there. Should she come home?

    All You Need is Love follows single mum Sally as she sets upon improving things for herself and for her son Charlie. She meets the charming Spencer Knight and is everything a woman could wish for but is he as good as he seems? Or does her hapless ex Johnny still hold the key to her heart.

    Finally, A Place to Call Home finds Ayesha and her daughter leaving a life of pain behind in search of a fresh start. Former pop star Hayden is now living his life out of the spotlight and has opened up his home to two people - professional dancer Crystal and ill-tempered Joy, who has a soft spot for waifs and strays. When Crystal asks Hayden if Ayesha and Sabina can stay with them, he reluctantly agrees and he and Ayesha soon form an unlikely bond...

    This collection is full of uplifting, emotional and witty stories in the vein of Marian Keyes. The strikingly illustrated jackets make them a joy to look at, too.
  • Philippa Gregory Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781471155185 - Philippa Gregory
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    Philippa Gregory
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    Six historical novels for one unbelievable Book People price, this is the entire collection of Philippa Gregory's bestselling Cousins' War series. Certain to transport you back in time to England during the War of the Roses, the books' settings have been richly researched and the plots are completely compelling.

    Although not released in this order, it's widely thought that reading the books in chronological order (The Lady of the Rivers, The Red Queen, The White Queen, The Kingmaker's Daughter, The White Princess, The King's Curse) offers the best experience. Covering Henry VIII's predecessors and Elizabeth Woodville's rise to the throne, the books are full of shocks, scandals, murders and have some healthy romance added for good measure.

    By reading all the books in the series, you'll see why Philippa Gregory is heralded as the queen of historical fiction - and how her Cousins' War books inspired the hit BBC show The White Queen.

    This collection contains books 1-6 in Philippa Gregory's Cousins' War series.
  • Peter Robinson Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781509858224 - Peter Robinson
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    Peter Robinson
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    Acclaimed by Dennis Lehane and Ian Rankin, Peter Robinson is one of the world's favourite thriller writers. In this new 10-book collection, we've hand-picked our favourite Inspector Alan Banks novels and also added in some captivating stand-alone stories.

    The Inspector Banks series finds the detective looking into various horrific murders that have taken place in Swainsdale. A well-liked local historian has been found half-buried under a drystone wall in A Dedicated Man and it's up to Banks to get the key information out of young Sally Lumb, who is clearly hiding something...

    The Hanging Valley finds a faceless corpse being discovered in a tranquil, hidden valley. No one is prepared to talk about it with Banks and his frustrations grow further still when the identity of the body is revealed; and in Wednesday's Child Banks investigates a particularly unpleasant murder at the site of an abandoned mine. This soon leads to an encounter with a truly terrifying criminal...

    This collection contains books 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14 and 15 in Peter Robinson's Inspector Alan Banks series alongside two stand-alone novels.
  • Agatha Raisin Collection - 20 Books - Collection - 9781472123619 - M.C. Beaton
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    M.C. Beaton
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    Now the star of her own hit Sky TV series where she's played by Ashley Jensen, this bumper 20-book collection will introduce you to Agatha Raisin, one of Book People's most popular detectives. Written by M.C. Beaton, these are whodunnits that will keep you guessing until the very last page.

    Set in a picture-perfect Cotswold village, Agatha learns her trade; finds herself accused of poisoning a judge in the local quiche-making competition; has to deal with the fallout of the murder of her ex-husband's new wife; attempts to catch a killer when jam at the village fete is laced with poison; attempts to plan the perfect Christmas, while solving the murder of a woman who has written to her from beyond the grave; wakes up next to a curiously cold corpse; and cracks many more curious cases.

    Including her very first mystery The Quiche of Death, the first novel adapted into a television drama, alongside many more curious cases, this is a witty, quirky and endlessly charming collection for crime fans who prefer their murder mysteries with the blood and gore left out.

    This collection contains books 1-20 in M.C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin series.
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    Markus Zusak
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    Now a major motion picture starring Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson, The Book Thief is a moving and breathtaking novel that young readers and adults will both be sure to devour.

    Set in 1939 Nazi Germany, the country holds its breath, waiting on the brink of war. Young Liesel's life is changed forever as she stands by her brother's grave and picks up The Gravedigger's Handbook from the snow, committing her first act of book thievery and changing her life forever... So follows her love affair with books in an increasingly dangerous time. When her foster family hide a Jewish boy in their basement her world is both opened up and shut down, but the power of words and the ability for books to feed the soul is explored and enjoyed by both youngsters.

    Superbly crafted and incredibly moving, children aged 11+ simply must read this award-winning tale which has proved to be one of the most enduring and respected of recent times.
  • Michael Connelly Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781407250731 - Michael Connelly
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    Michael Connelly
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    Michael Connelly, author of The Lincoln Lawyer, is one of the world's bestselling crime writers. This collection contains five of our favourite novels following his much-loved character Harry Bosch - the main character in the adaptation that has become the most-watched original series adaptation on Amazon Prime.

    The Crossing finds Bosch defending a man accused of murder, but will he betray everything he believes in to stand up for him?; The Narrows has the private investigator confronting a villain known only as The Poet who has just come out of hiding; The Reversal has Bosch and his colleague Mickey Haller taking on a seemingly unwinnable case; City of Bones brings up dark memories from Bosch's past; and The Burning Room involves a cold case unlike any he's ever seen before...

    These compelling reads will appeal to fans of John Grisham, David Baldacci and Lee Child.

    Please note this collection contains five hand-picked novels from the long-running Bosch series.
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    Charles Dickens
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    HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'I am the Ghost of Christmas Present,' said the Spirit. 'Look upon me!' A celebration of Christmas, a tale of redemption and a critique on Victorian society, Dickens' atmospheric novella follows the miserly, penny-pinching Ebenezer Scrooge who views Christmas as 'humbug'. It is only through a series of eerie, life-changing visits from the ghost of his deceased business partner Marley and the spirits of Christmas past, present and future that he begins to see the error of his ways. With heart-rending characters, rich imagery and evocative language, the message of A Christmas Carol remains as significant today as when it was first published.
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    Jodi Picoult
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    Jodi Picoult, the author of My Sister's Keeper, examines themes of birth, death and responsibility in her latest page-turner, Small Great Things.

    A routine hospital procedure ends in tragedy when a newborn baby dies and there is no doubt as to who will be held responsible. It's the nurse who has been banned from looking after him by his father. However, the nurse, her lawyer and the father of the child will never have imagined just how much this death will change their lives.

    Looking at the issues that both unite and divide us, this is a compelling novel all about prejudice and power.
  • Ian Rankin Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781407234649 - Ian Rankin
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    Ian Rankin
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    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.
  • Elizabeth Jane Howard Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781509858347 - Elizabeth Jane Howard
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    Elizabeth Jane Howard
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    This impeccable collection contains five novels by Elizabeth Jane Howard, the bestselling author of the Cazalet Chronicles and all the novels are funny yet touching.

    After Julius follows a family who have been brought back together, but they're finding it hard not to fall apart. Julius died 20 years ago but his last heroic action is still leaving a huge impact; Mr Wrong is a collection of short stories about dysfunctional families; and Odd Girl Out takes an eagle-eyed look at a destructive marriage.

    Something in Disguise is a witty account of a post-war family who are on the cusp of change and facing a crisis; and Getting It Right is a touching comedy about a sensitive hairdresser who tries to start living life 'right' at the age of 31.
  • John Sandford Prey Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781471155895 - John Sandford
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    John Sandford
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    Using unorthodox methods and manipulative behaviour, Lucas Davenport is a detective crime fiction fans will want to get to know.

    In John Sandford's three-book collection of gruesome murders and razor-sharp wit, a 30-year-old case crops up again to haunt Davenport; he discovers a plot of political espionage; and finds himself on the trail of a murderer who kills at the same time every summer.

    Showcasing our favourite John Sandford books, these are pacey reads full of shocks and spills.
  • Anna Smith Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9990000017133 - Anna Smith
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    Anna Smith
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    For fans of Martina Cole and Ian Rankin, this collection from Anna Smith follows tabloid reporter Rosie Gilmour as she finds herself embroiled in a number of gritty and dangerous cases.

    The Dead Won't Sleep is the first book in the series and finds the body of a 14-year-old junkie prostitute being washed up on the beach. Rosie receives some evidence linking police officials with the girl's disappearance, and as a crusader for justice, she decides it's her duty to investigate - and she soon uncovers a sickening network of corruption and abuse that leads right to the top of the establishment. She has the story of a lifetime but there are many barriers to revealing it to the public...

    Screams in the Dark finds Rosie looking into the body of a refugee that was found in a Glasgow canal missing limbs and vital organs; and To Tell the Truth focuses on the mysterious disappearance of a 3-year-old girl. She was snatched from a beach, but no one heard a sound or saw a thing...

    As Rosie investigates these sordid tales of corruption and child abuse and discovers the truth, she comes up against a wall of resistance whenever the time comes round for her to tell her story...

    This collection includes books 1-3 in Anna Smith's Rosie Gilmour series.
  • Carola Dunn's Cornish Mysteries Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781472127693 - Carola Dunn
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    This collection contains four cosy crime novels starring the retired widow, Eleanor Trewynn. Written by Carola Dunn, the author of the bestselling Daisy Dalrymple series, these are charming stories full of daring thefts, double-crossing and murder most foul.

    Set in the beautiful surroundings of Cornwall, the series begins with Manna from Hades, a story which finds Eleanor quickly realising there is no such thing as a restful retirement. She heads home from years of working overseas to the village of Port Mabyn in Cornwall. Once there, she decides to continue her charity work, but one morning she finds a valuable donation and corpse stuffed into her storeroom. She enlists the help of her niece, Detective Sergeant Megan Pencarrow, and together the duo try to crack the case...

    Eleanor also has to discover who killed a local artist; rescues a half-drowned Indian man out of the water; and embarks on a chase across fog-bound Bodmin Moor when deaths are occurring all around her.