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  • Graeme Kent Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781472107923 - G.W. Kent
    KENT
    G.W. Kent
    (1)
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    Set in the Solomon Islands during the 1960s and starring Sergeant Ben Kella and Sister Conchita, Graeme Kent's gentle crime fiction is likely to appeal to fans of Alexander McCall Smith and Colin Cotterill.

    In Devil-Devil, the Sergeant has only just arrived on the island but has already been cursed by a magic man and stumbled across evidence of a cult uprising. At a local mission station, Kella walks in on Sister Conchita trying to bury a skeleton, while a mysterious gunman is trying to kill her. Kella has no choice but to link up with the rebellious Sister in order to track down these murderers...

    One Blood finds the duo solving a mystery links a local independence organisation, an international logging company and John F. Kennedy, while Killman finds them on the trail of a professional assassin.
  • Aurora Teagarden Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407247434 - Charlaine Harris
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    Charlaine Harris
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    A set of three great books from the bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series, adapted for television by HBO as True Blood, the Aurora Teagarden series is a gripping set of stories starring a strong, charming and unusual heroine.

    Discussing the macabre, sinister and downright disgusting, Real Murders is a club with a difference: they drink wine, eat chocolate and talk murder! As harmless as it seems in the beginning, when murder becomes a reality Aurora 'Roe' Teagarden switches the sofa for the spyglass and goes out to find the perpetrator. There is certainly more to this librarian than meets the eye...

    Expertly written by Charlaine Harris, the Aurora Teagarden set is a focused combination of upbeat style and tension, a must-read for any fan of True Blood or those with a wider interest in crime fiction.

    This collection contains books 1-3 in the Aurora Teagarden series.

  • Phil Rickman Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781782399636 - Phil Rickman
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    Phil Rickman
    (2)
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    • Just £1.66 per book
    Merrily Watkins is a country vicar and trainee exorcist - but she has to juggle these roles with being a single mother and helping to solve a local murder investigation.

    The Wine of Angels finds Merrily arriving at her new picture-postcard parish. Much like her haunted vicarage, it's something she didn't wish for. While Merrily and her teenage daughter, Jane, delve into the history of Ledwardine, they realise it's a village steeped in murderous history.

    Midwinter of the Spirit finds Merrily being offered the role of Deliverance Consultant (formerly Diocesan Exorcist). However, the role starts badly and gets no easier - a body is found in the River Wye, an ancient church is desecrated and signs of evil begin to appear in the cathedral... A Crown of Lights has a young pagan couple buying a redundant church - much to the fury of the local fundamentalist minister. As a modern witch hunt bubbles away in an isolated community on the Welsh border, Merrily is tasked with keeping a lid on the cauldron - but what she discovers will seriously test her beliefs.

    You may have seen the ITV adaptation of Phil Rickman's Merrily Watkins series, also called Midwinter of the Spirit, but we reckon you'll enjoy the books even more.
  • Nostalgia Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9780283072642 - Various
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    Various
    (1)
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    • Just £1.37 per book
    Tales from a kitchen maid in 1920s London and a Romany family in the 1940s will take you back to a bygone era.

    Written by Margaret Powell, the two kitchen maid books follow 15-year-old Margaret as she moves to the houses of London and starts her career at the bottom rung.

    Eva Petulengro's two memoirs recall her eventful childhood and manage to recapture the spirit of life on the road in a world that no longer exists.
  • Hannah Dennison Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781780336657 - Hannah Dennison
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    Hannah Dennison
    (4)
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    Acclaimed by the likes of Carolyn Hart and Ann Purser and described as a cross between Bridget Jones and Nancy Drew, Hannah Dennison's Vicky Hill Mysteries Collection is sure to appeal to many.

    Vicky Hill is a cub journalist with two goals in life: to escape the boredom of funeral reporting and to find the right man. Things change when a tip leads her to what might be the scoop of a lifetime.

    Written with charming humour, all three of these crime capers feature an endearingly gullible investigator, the picturesque rural background of Devon and some perplexing and improbable murders. Perfect for fans of M.C. Beaton.
  • Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9781780376660 - Carola Dunn
    DUNN
    (10)
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    The Daisy Dalrymple Collection features 12 mystery books from Carola Dunn's brilliant series - all packed with witty dialogue and well-rounded, unforgettable characters.

    The well-heeled Daisy Dalrymple is a freelance reporter who just cannot stop herself getting involved in attempting to solve crime investigations.

    This collection is full of cracking good country house mysteries!
  • The Outsiders - Hardback - 9781444705881 - Gerald Seymour
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    Gerald Seymour
    (1)
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    Written by Gerald Seymour, the author of Harry's Game, The Outsiders describes how Winnie Monks has never forgotten - or forgiven - the death of an agent on her team at the hands of a former Russian Army Major.

    Years later, she hears the Major is travelling to the Costa del Sol and sends in a surveillance unit to spy on him... They find a perfect base to spy from that will also be ideal for Winnie's darker, less official, plans but it turns out the property isn't deserted. The owners have invited young British couple Jonno and Posie to housesit while they are away.

    The new couple are supposed to be on a carefree break in the sun, but everything changes when the Secret Services team arrives...
  • The Melody Lingers On - Hardback - 9781471148521 - Mary Higgins Clark
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    Mary Higgins Clark
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    The world's best-loved thriller writer needs no introduction. Dazzling readers with her phenomenal crime stories for decades, Mary Higgins Clark is back and we're sure crime fiction fans will love her new spine-tingler The Melody Lingers On.

    Lane Harmon is assistant to a renowned interior designer, so meeting the rich and famous is nothing new to her. But when she is called to the Bennett house, she knows that the job will be a little different. Parker Bennett has been missing for two years - since the discovery that billions of dollars had gone missing from a fund he managed - and suspicion remains around his name. Did he commit suicide or was his disappearance staged?

    Parker's wife is convinced that Parker is alive and innocent of the crime. But there are people after him who are determined to learn the truth at any cost. And as intrigue draws Lane into the Bennett family's world of glamour, she puts her life and the lives of her family in danger...

    If you are yet to read any books by Mary Higgins Clark, this hair-raising novel is a great place to start! Perfectly pitched, it's a breathtaking read for fans of Ian Rankin, Martina Cole and Mark Billingham. If you're already a fan of the worldwide bestseller, you know what to expect from a Mary Higgins Clark book: dazzling pace, nail-biting suspense and plots that keep you coming back for more!
  • Crown of Blood - Hardback - 9781782436560 - Nicola Tallis
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    Nicola Tallis
    (1)
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    Written by acclaimed historian and debut author Nicola Tallis, Crown of Blood is a retelling of the tragic life of Lady Jane Grey. It follows her journey from the deadly intrigues of her childhood right through to her trial and execution.

    Forced onto the throne by the great power players at court, Queen Jane reigned for just 13 tumultuous days before being imprisoned in the tower and being condemned for high treason and then being executed.

    An engaging and dramatic biography, this book explores a range of evidence that has never been seen before and sweeps away many of the myths to reveal a moving, human story of a young woman who was extraordinarily intelligent, proudly independent and very courageous.
  • The Troutbeck Testimony - Hardback - 9780749018139 - Rebecca Tope
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    Rebecca Tope
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    From the author of A Cotswold Killing and Revenge in the Cotswolds, Book People favourite Rebecca Tope returns with The Troutbeck Testimony, a classic whodunnit mystery which will delight cosy crime fans.

    A funeral for a popular Windermere resident is soon to take place and florist Persimmon Brown and her new assistant, Bonnie, are busy making wreaths in preparation. Meanwhile in nearby Troutbeck, there's word of a series of sinister dog-nappings occurring. While taking a walk up Wansfell Pike, Simmy and her father stumble on a dog that has been strangled to death and it[s not long before Simmy reluctantly finds herself caught up in a murder investigation ...

    A treat for fans of M.C. Beaton and the other Rebecca Tope books from her Cotswold Mysteries series, this atmospheric mystery will have readers hooked.
  • Versailles - Paperback - 9781782399988 - Elizabeth Massie
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    Elizabeth Massie
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    Now a major BBC Two drama, Versailles follows the life of Louis XIV as he creates his incredible palace.

    It's 1667 and at the age of just 28 years old, Louis XIV is King of France. Haunted by the memory of the Fronde - an opposition lead by the nobility against his father - Louis knows that he must tame the French aristocracy or risk being toppled by them.

    To do this, he conceives the construction of Versailles. He wants it to not only be the greatest palace the world has ever seen, but also a gilded prison that can keep the nobles out of Paris and under his control. As his enemies circle around him Louis proves himself to be an extraordinary strategist and a manipulative Machiavellian who will stop at nothing to ensure his sovereignty.

    While all this is going on, Louis' queen Theresa of Austria must fight to keep her husband's attentions while he falls for his mistress - the sister of the King of England.

    Covering an era and place laced with passion, death, love and vengeance, this sweeping, dramatic and captivating tale will delight any fans of the hit show and those interested in history
  • Ross Leckie Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780857861566 - Ross Leckie
    ROSS
    Ross Leckie
    (2)
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    A fascinating set of historical novels based around the Punic Wars, Ross Leckie's Carthage Trilogy is packed with imaginative and convincing detail and includes the acclaimed books Hannibal, Scipio and Carthage.

    Told with great verve and gusto, making each novel as compelling as the next, these chronicles of love, hate, heroism and cruelty are entertaining from start to finish and offer a fresh new take on the Roman era.

    This collection contains books 1-3 in Ross Leckie's Carthage series
  • The Blood Card - Hardback - 9781784296681 - Elly Griffiths
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    Elly Griffiths
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    There's an anarchist plot and a ticking bomb... the stakes are higher than ever for DI Edgar Stephens and magician Max Mephisto in the latest book in Elly Griffiths' hit series.

    Elizabeth II's coronation is looming, but the murder of wartime commander, Colonel Cartwright, spoils the happy mood for DI Edgar Stephens and magician Max Mephisto. A playbill featuring another deceased comrade is found in Colonel Cartwright's possession, and a playing card, the ace of hearts: the blood card...
    With a wartime connection and a suggestion of magic, the duo make it their mission to solve this case. However, this means Edgar's investigation into the death of a Brighton fortune-teller is put on hold and Max is busy rehearsing for his television debut. Therefore, it's Edgar who heads to New York to track down a small-town mesmerist who may provide the key to the whole situation.

    Sergeant Emma Holmes is also on the case and she finds a clue buried in the files of the Zabini case. This sparks off another issue - there's a group hell-bent on providing an explosive finale to Coronation Day. Will our heroes be able to foil the plot?
  • The Dictator - Signed Edition - Hardback - 9781786330161 - Robert Harris
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    Robert Harris
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    A signed edition of Robert Harris' The Dictator.

    There was a time when Cicero held Caesar's life in the palm of his hand. But now Caesar is the dominant figure and Cicero's life is in ruins. Exiled, separated from his wife and children, his possessions confiscated, his life constantly in danger, Cicero is tormented by the knowledge that he has sacrificed power for the sake of his principles.

    His comeback requires wit, skill and courage - and for a brief and glorious period, the legendary orator is once more the supreme senator in Rome. But politics is never static and no statesman, however cunning, can safeguard against the ambition and corruption of others.

    Riveting and tumultuous, Dictator encompasses some of the most epic events in human history yet is also an intimate portrait of a brilliant, flawed, frequently fearful yet ultimately brave man - a hero for his time and for ours. This is an unforgettable tour de force from a master storyteller.
  • Murder at the Brightwell - Hardback - 9780749017316 - Ashley Weaver
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    Ashley Weaver
    (3)
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    A stylish read for fans of Carola Dunn and Nicola Upson and praised by the likes of G. M. Malliet, Murder at the Brightwell by Ashley Weaver is a thrilling and stylish debut that is sure to entertain fans of historical crime fiction.

    Regretting her marriage to the notoriously charming playboy, Milo, Amry Ames is looking for a change and accepts a request from her former fiance to stay at the Brightwell Hotel in Devon to circumvent his sister's marriage. But when the groom-to-be is found dead, Amory finds herself caught up in the investigation to find the killer... hoping to avoid becoming a victim herself!

    Scattered with gentle humour and displaying a true gift for dialogue, we're sure readers will love Ashley Weaver and her debut novel Murder at the Brightwell - we're certainly looking forward to more from her.
  • House of Cards Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780007952069 - Michael Dobbs
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    Michael Dobbs
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    Intelligently written and with a remarkable insight into the way the government works, Michael Dobbs' bestselling House of Cards series inspired both the BBC and Netflix series of the same name.

    Follow Chief Whip Francis Urquhart as he does all he can - through fair and foul means - to become the Prime Minister. But getting what he wants in this manipulative way means there are many enemies just waiting for Francis to slip up.

    Entertaining and controversial, these books are unputdownable.
  • Stubo & Vik Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781786492449 - Anne Holt
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    Anne Holt
    (3)
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    Anne Holt is one of the queens of Scandinavian crime writing and has sold millions of copies of her books worldwide. This three-book collection will introduce you to her detective characters, Adam Stubo and Johanne Vik.

    Punishment is the duo's first case and it finds them in pursuit of a killer who is on the loose. Three children have been abducted and two bodies have been returned to their mothers with a horrific note: 'You Got What You Deserved'. Police Superintendent Adam Stubo is put in charge of the investigation and is convinced he's overlooking a crucial detail. He recruits legal researcher Johanne Vik - who has an extensive understanding of criminal history - to help him solve this horrifying case.

    The Final Murder finds a TV talk-show star being murdered in her own home. Her tongue has been removed and left near to her body. A second body is also found crucified soon after and more killings are to be expected; Death in Oslo finds the US president being abducted while on a state visit to Norway...

    This collection includes books 1-3 in Anne Holt's Vik/Stubo series.
  • Cast Iron - Hardback - 9781780874593 - Peter May
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    Peter May
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    Presented in keepsake hardback, Cast Iron is the sixth and final page-turner in Peter May's bestselling series following the life of half-Scottish, half-Italian forensic scientist Enzo Macleod.

    In 1989 a killer dumped the body of a 23-year-old called Lucie Martin into a lake in France. Fourteen years later, her remains were exposed by a drought. No one was ever convicted of her murder, but now Enzo is on the case...

    Already the toughest challenge he's ever faced, Enzo finds a flaw in the original evidence that brings up old ghosts and will endanger everyone he holds dear...

    A fitting finale for this captivating series.
  • Faber War Poets Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9780571316106 - David Jones, Rupert Brooke, Ro
    FWPT
    David Jones, Rupert Brooke, Ro
    (1)
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    This six-paperback book collection brings together the work of some of the finest poets of the First World War era.

    Compiled by Faber, the books all feature specially commissioned covers by leading print makers and contain introductions to the famous poems by some of the leading poets and biographers of the present day.

    The likes of Rupert Brooke, Robert Graves, Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, David Jones and Edward Thomas are all poets synonymous with the Great War and this set showcases the poignant poems from them that provided a glimpse into life in the trenches.
  • Blotto, Twinks Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781472101907 - Simon Brett
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    Simon Brett
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    Become acquainted with an aristocratic sleuthing duo in this three-book collection of Blotto, Twinks crime novels.

    Set in the years between the first and second world wars, these are hair-raising adventures starring the brother and sister duo Blotto and Twinks.

    Trusty chauffeurs; dowager duchesses; the daughter of an exiled king; opium dens; a Scottish castle and a disused Cornish tin mine all feature heavily in these tantalising and good old-fashioned mysteries...
  • Helen MacInnes Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781783298709 - Helen MacInnes
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    Helen MacInnes
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    Dubbed 'the queen of spy thrillers', Helen MacInnes has sold millions of copies of her books worldwide. This is a thrilling set of three espionage thrillers, including one that inspired a 1943 Joan Crawford film...

    Richard and Frances Myles' summer holiday in pre-war Europe goes awry as they're carefully monitored by shadowy figures in Above Suspicion; an ex-soldier becomes entangled in a jewellery robbery with international complications in Pray for a Brave Heart; and a young Czechoslovakian woman and her American lover are the targets of a terrifying hunt, one sure to end in death, in Snare of the Hunter.

    A treat for fans of well-written spy fiction, the three books are full of twists, turns and fast-paced action. A highly recommended collection of books!
  • Triple Crown - Hardback - 9781471155475 - Felix Francis
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    Felix Francis
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    Felix Francis assisted his father Dick with both the research and writing of his novels in a father-and-son writing partnership and this new Dick Francis novel is sure to have you intrigued and captivated.

    Triple Crown focuses on Jeff Hinkley, a British horse racing authority investigator who has been seconded to the US Federal Anti-Corruption in Sports Agency (FACSA). The agency have asked him to find a mole who is passing on confidential information to fix races. As Jeff searches for answers, he ends up taking on an undercover role as a groom on the backstretch at Belmon Park racetrack in New York.

    It's while doing this that he finds himself stuck between FACSA and a selection of corrupt individuals, who will stop at nothing, including murder, to capture the Triple Crown - the most elusive and lucrative prize in the world.
  • The House on Bellevue Gardens - Hardback - 9781471130786 - Rachel Hore
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    Rachel Hore
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    When Rosa arrives in London from Poland in a search for her missing brother, she finds herself alone; a shy young man, Rick, is living in limbo as he seeks a place to nourish his creativity; while Stef is running away from her boyfriend, Oliver, and the claustrophobic life she's been living in his opulent flat...

    These three strangers all find refuge at 11 Bellevue Gardens - the shabbiest house of a smart Georgian terrace in North London. Its owner, Leonie, found sanctuary in this house back in the '60s after a brief career as a model and a destructive marriage. Now, she opens the house to others in need.

    However, this house is now under threat itself. Will Leonie be able to rescue the place that saved her?
  • Falling Awake - Paperback - 9781910702437 - Alice Oswald
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    Alice Oswald
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    Winner of the Costa Poetry Award 2016, Falling Awake is the latest anthology from Alice Oswald - a poet who was won every major British poetry prize, including the T.S. Eliot Award.

    Vivid and distinct and heavily engaged in the natural world, the poems touch on themes including life's losing struggle and what it means to be alive. The poems are fresh and fluid but also fragmentary and full of repetition.

    They're ideal for reading out aloud.