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  • Death of a Nurse - Hardback - 9781472117236 - MC Beaton
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    MC Beaton
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    This mystery from Book People favourite M.C. Beaton follows Lochdubh's most quick-witted but unambitious policeman, Hamish Macbeth, as he attempts to solve another quirky crime.

    James Harrison has recently moved to a restored hunting lodge in Sutherland with his private nurse, Gloria Dainty. When Hamish visits Mr. Harrison to introduce him to the neighbourhood, he's hardly welcomed with open arms. As Gloria apologises for her employer's behaviour, Hamish takes the plunge and invites her out for dinner - but she never shows up...

    Four days later, Gloria's body washes up on a beach near Braikie and it's clear she's been strangled. On his own, Hamish must find the killer of the beautiful new resident before they have the chance to strike again.

    A beautiful hardback at an unbelievable price, this novel will delight M.C. Beaton's loyal fans and is full of shocks, surprises and charm.
  • Country Girls Trilogy - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407247311 - Edna O'Brien
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    Edna O'Brien
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    Certain to make you laugh and cry in equal measure, Edna O'Brien's Country Girls trilogy is an acclaimed tragicomedy from an author described as 'Ireland's greatest female writer'.

    Following Caithleen Brady and her friend Baba on their journey from impending womanhood in the early 1960s right through to the conclusion of their married lives, these books cover an iconic time and focus on the loves and lives of two inseparable friends.

    With all three books available for less than the RRP of just one, this is a must-have collection for any fan of romantic fiction!
  • Stubo & Vik Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781786492449 - Anne Holt
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    Anne Holt
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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
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    David Jones, Rupert Brooke, Ro
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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.
  • Phil Rickman Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781782399636 - Phil Rickman
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    Phil Rickman
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    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.
  • Hidden Killers - Hardback - 9781471140549 - Lynda La Plante
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    Lynda La Plante
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    Head back to the 1970s and follow Prime Suspect's Jane Tennison as she transfers to CID in Lynda La Plante's Hidden Killers. The sequel to last year's Tennison, this is equally compelling and brutal.

    Tennison is young and inexperienced and learns the hard way never to take anyone - or anything - at face value. She's working as a decoy prostitute in the hope of capturing a suspect wanted for numerous sexual assaults. When she succeeds in doing this, she's commended for her bravery and moves to Bow Street Station as Detective. Her first call-out is treated as a non-suspicious death, but Tennison isn't so sure.

    Despite being entirely different circumstances, this case starts to interweave with the evidence against her assailant and Tennison is sure there is more to both these cases than meets the eye...
  • Martin Beck Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780007944705 - Maj Sjowall & Per Wahloo
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    Maj Sjowall & Per Wahloo
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    A genre-changing series of books, husband-and-wife duo Per Wahloo Maj Sjowall's Martin Beck series paved the way for Scandanavian crime fiction, without which the likes of Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell and Jo Nesbo may never have reached such literary heights. In celebration of this defining crime series, the Book People are delighted to offer our three-book Martin Beck Collection - we're sure you'll love it!

    Beginning with Roseanna, Inspector Beck is on the hunt for a young woman's killer after her body was found in Sweden's Lake Vattern. The only problem is that he knows only her name, that she is from Lincoln, Nebraska and that her killer is one of 85 people. In The Man Who Went Up in Smoke, Beck is on holiday off the coast of Sweden, but a phone call from a neighbour forces him off to Budapest to hunt for a journalist who's vanished without a trace. The Man on the Balcony sees Beck confronted by the most inhumane crimes he has ever seen...

    The perfect set of reads for fans of the Millennium trilogy, the Harry Hole series and the Inspector Kurt Wallander novels, our Martin Beck Collection is an enthralling treat for crime fiction fans. If you haven't been introduced to Martin Beck before, this is the perfect place to start!

    This collection contains books 1-3 in Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo's Martin Beck 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?
  • Graeme Kent Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781472107923 - G.W. Kent
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    G.W. Kent
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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.
  • 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...
  • Six Tudor Queens: Katherine of Aragon - Signed Edition - Hardback - 9781472242181 - Alison Weir
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    A signed edition of Alison Weir's Six Tudor Queens: Katherine of Aragon.

    The first in six novels from Alison Weir about Henry VIII's queens, this huge book covers the life and times of Katherine of Aragon with a combination of groundbreaking truth and breathtaking fiction.

    Aiming to give readers an extraordinary insight into the way in which Katherine lived, this is a thoroughly researched and eye-opening read that will appeal to fans of Philippa Gregory. It reveals Katherine as a strong and determined woman who believed to be the wife of a king was her destiny.

    A Spanish princess who was raised to be modest, obedient and devout, the book follows Katherine as she leaves her home country and finds herself in a place where everything is different. She has to learn a new language and discover a new way of life as she struggles to cope without her mother and mourns the loss of her brother... seven years after the death of her first husband, Arthur, Prince of Wales, she married Henry VIII and they began a tumultuous marriage that ended with her banishment and death.
  • Max Hastings Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781447287261 - Max Hastings
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    Max Hastings
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    Chronicling some of the most astonishing chapters of our times, our three-book Max Hastings Collection brings together three very different - but equally compelling - analyses of modern history's most gripping military stories.

    The Battle for the Falklands takes a thoughtful look at one of the British military's most strange and unbelievable conflicts from a social, governmental and tactical standpoint; Bomber Command details the Allies' six-year air offensive against Germany; and the march of the 2nd SS Panzer Division through France to reinforce the front line defenders of Hitler's Fortress Europe is skilfully accounted in Das Reich.

    Written by award-winning journalist and former Daily Telegraph and Evening Standard editor Max Hastings, this three-book military history collection will make gripping reading for the armchair historian.
  • 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!
  • Christobel Kent Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781782399605 - Christobel Kent
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    Christobel Kent
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    One beautiful city and its sinister secrets... Brooding and thoughtful, Sandro Cellini is a private detective who's determined to discover just what lurks beneath the dark heart of modern Italy.

    In his first three cases, he investigates whether there is a link between the disappearance of a young English girl and the murder of an elderly architect, discovers whether the death of Loni Meadows in a car crash was 'accidental' and looks into the sudden disappearance of a father-to-be...

    Elaborate and convincing stories from Christobel Kent.

    This collection contains books 1-3 in Christobel Kent's Sandro Cellini series.
  • 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.
  • Days Without End - Hardback - 9780571277001 - Sebastian Barry
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    Sebastian Barry
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    Winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2016 and the Costa Novel Award 2016, The Secret Scripture author Sebastian Barry's Days Without End is set in the mid-19th century and follows Thomas McNulty and his brother-in-arms John Cole as they sign up for the US army and go on to fight in the Indian wars and the Civil War.

    Despite the horrors and hardships, both men find their days filled with wonder. A young Indian girl crosses their path and both men sense the possibility of lasting happiness - as long as they can survive.

    Spanning from the West to Tennessee, this an intensely poignant look at two men and the fates they were dealt during some of America's most fateful periods.
  • Lady Emily Mysteries Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781472121714 - Tasha Alexander
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    Tasha Alexander
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    With plenty of intrigue, treachery and romance, Tasha Alexander's Lady Emily novels really are cosy crime of the highest calibre!

    In Tears of Pearl, Lady Emily and her new husband Colin Hargreaves are looking forward to a romantic honeymoon in Turkey but the joy doesn't last as a harem girl is found murdered on their first night... The 'happy' couple soon find out the victim is the daughter of an embassy employee and Emily is tasked with finding a killer hell-bent on exacting vengeance.

    Dangerous to Know finds the couple back from their honeymoon and relaxing at an estate in Normandy - that is until Emily finds a body while out horse riding... A Crimson Warning has the London Society on tenterhooks as a vandal splashes red paint on the homes of those who are hiding scandalous secrets...

    Described as 'London's most colourful sleuth', the Lady Emily mysteries will appeal to fans of Rebecca Tope, Emily Brightwell and Carola Dunn's Daisy Dalrymple series.

    This collection includes books 4-6 in the Tasha Alexander's Lady Emily series.
  • Vinegar Girl - Signed Edition - Hardback - 9781781090534
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    A signed edition of Anne Tyler's Vinegar Girl.

    Kate Battista is feeling stuck. She's wondering just how she ended up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and uppity, pretty younger sister Bunny... she's also having trouble at work. Her preschool children adore her, but the adults don't appreciate her unusual opinions or forthright manner.

    Dr Battista has other problems. After years out in the academic wilderness, he is on the verge of a breakthrough. His research could help millions. There's only one problem: his brilliant young lab assistant, Pyotr, is about to be deported. And without Pyotr...

    When Dr Battista cooks up an outrageous plan that will enable Pyotr to stay in the country, he's relying - as usual - on Kate to help him. Kate is furious: this time he's really asking too much. But will she be able to resist the two men's touchingly ludicrous campaign to win her round?

    Anne Tyler's retelling of The Taming of the Shrew asks whether a thoroughly modern, independent woman like Kate would ever sacrifice herself for a man. The answer is as individual, offbeat and funny as Kate herself.
  • Holding - Signed Edition - Hardback - 9781473654969 - Graham Norton
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    Graham Norton
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    A signed edition of Graham Norton's Holding.

    A popular figure from broadcasting, Graham Norton's masterful debut novel is an intelligently crafted story of love, secrets and loss

    It will take you to the Irish village of Duneen; a remote village that has never seen much drama but its residents are all holding secrets...

    Sergeant PJ Collins hasn't always been this overweight; mother of- two Brid Riordan hasn't always been an alcoholic; and elegant Evelyn Ross hasn't always felt that her life was a total waste. While dealing with their issues, human remains are discovered on an old farm and it's suspected they belong to an old flame of both Brid and Evelyn...

    Darkly comic, touching and at times profoundly sad, this book looks at the complexities and contradictions that make us human.
  • Cartes Postales from Greece - Signed Edition - Hardback - 9781472243362
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    A signed edition of Victoria Hislop's Cartes Postales from Greece.

    Cartes Postales from Greece is an extraordinary new book from Victoria Hislop, the Sunday Times Number One bestselling author of The Island, The Return, The Thread, and The Sunrise. It is fiction in full colour - magical and unique.

    Week after week, the postcards arrive, addressed to a name Ellie does not know, with no return address, each signed with an initial: A.

    With their bright skies, blue seas and alluring images of Greece, these cartes postales brighten her life. After six months, to her disappointment, they cease. But the montage she has created on the wall of her flat has cast a spell. She must see this country for herself.

    On the morning Ellie leaves for Athens, a notebook arrives. Its pages tell the story of a man's odyssey through Greece. Moving, surprising and sometimes dark, A's tale unfolds with the discovery not only of a culture but also of a desire to live life to the full once more.
  • Golden Hill - Paperback - 9780571225200 - Francis Spufford
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    Francis Spufford
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    Winner of the Costa First Novel Award, Francis Spufford's debut fiction novel, Golden Hill, is a book that will transport you right back to New York, a small town on the tip of Manhattan Island, in 1746.

    A charming stranger from England arrives and has a compelling (yet suspicious) proposition for the counting house on Golden Hill Street - he wishes to cash and order for #1,000...

    With questions hanging over whether he can be trusted, the young man has the gift of the gab and decides to create a new life for himself in a place that is just starting to develop its unique character. But then he falls in love and enters a whole new world of trouble...
  • 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.