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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Before You Go - Hardback - 9781509824809 - Clare Swatman
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    Clare Swatman
    (1)
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    Zoe's husband has died and she's not sure where to turn. She and Ed had fumbled their way into adulthood, and although they were on different paths they were always heading in the same direction.

    Eventually after working in dead-end jobs and enduring chaotic house shares over the years, romance finally blossomed - but then the tragic accident happened. While cycling to work, Ed was knocked off his bike and dies. Zoe is left with no choice but to survive, but she's not yet ready to let go of her memories.

    As she reminisces about all their happy times, she decides she has to tell Ed everything she never got round to saying. At the same time, she wonders if there's a way she can get him back...

    Heartbreaking and poignant, Clare Swatman's debut novel Before You Go will leave you in tears and completely absorb you from the very first page.
  • Angela Thirkell Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780748136780 - Angela Thirkell
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    Angela Thirkell
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    Perfect for fans of P. G. Wodehouse and Alexander McCall Smith, this three-book collection from Angela Thirkell is full of 1930s satirical humour that still resonates today.

    High Rising finds Laura Morland and her boisterous son heading to spend Christmas in her country home, but her wealthy friend and neighbour has a scheming new secretary whose designs on marriage could threaten the social fabric of the village.

    Pomfret Towers centres around a house party in a magnificent seventeenth century home that shy young Alice Barton is lucky enough to attend; and Wild Strawberries finds the pretty Mary Preson looking for a man - but not the one her mother had in mind...
  • Poldark Set - 2 Books - Collection - 9781509815074 - Winston Graham
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    Winston Graham
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    With the BBC dramatisation of Winston Graham's Poldark set to return to our screens very soon, we are delighted to bring our customers this TV tie-in set of the beloved books.

    Ross Poldark introduces our hero. Tired from a long-fought war in America, Ross Poldark returns to his homeland but the joyful homecoming he anticipated turns sour: his father is dead, his estate is derelict and the girl he loves is engaged to his cousin. His sympathies for the locals are strong and they lead to him saving an impoverished miner's daughter from a fairground brawl, changing the course of his life forever...

    In Demelza, the miner's daughter he saved from the fairground brawl is now his wife and the turbulent years in which they live are testing their marriage and their love for one another. Demelza is trying to adapt to the ways of the gentry bring her only heartache and headaches, despite the joy of the first child. And Ross begins a bitter struggle for the rights of miners with his enemy, George Warleggan.

    Period writing of the highest calibre, this two-book set is ideal for fans of the Poldark show and those yet to read the incomparable works of Winston Graham.

    This set contains books one and two in Winston Graham's Poldark series

  • Nostalgia Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9780283072642 - Various
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    Various
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    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.
  • Rumer Godden Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780748136315 - Rumer Godden
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    Rumer Godden
    (2)
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    • Just £1.66 per book
    This three-book collection will act as the perfect introduction to the highly acclaimed author Rumer Godden.

    Including Black Narcissus, the novel that inspired an Academy Award-winning film in 1947, the books are all full of high emotion, intensity and drama.

    Black Narcissus is the story of a sisterhood of nuns on a mission in Himalayan India, while Breakfast with the Nikolides is a coming-of-age story set in post-colonial East Bengal and Kingfishers Catch Fire tells the story of a young English woman's dramatic and disturbing experiences in Himalayan Kashmir.

    Stories that will stay with you long after you've finished reading them, this is a collection not to be missed!
  • Women's Murder Club Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781784752736 - James Patterson
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    James Patterson
    (1)
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    Written by worldwide bestseller James Patterson and Maxine Paetro, this collection brings together three books from the high-octane and thrilling Women's Murder Club series.

    10th Anniversary finds Detective Lindsay Boxer finally taking the plunge and getting married. But when a badly injured teenage girl is left for dead and her newborn baby goes missing - with no trace of the criminals - Lindsay has other things on her mind. Could the victim be keeping secrets?

    11th Hour has a notorious drug dealer being gunned down using a weapon taken from the evidence locker in Lindsay's own department, meaning Lindsay is entirely on her own as she investigates her own colleagues. A convicted serial killer wakes from a two-year coma in 12th of Never and claims he'll reveal where the bodies are buried, but Lindsay doesn't think he can be trusted...

    Fast-paced thrillers you will find yourself racing through, these stories are never less than compelling!

    This collection includes books 10, 11 and 12 in Maxine Paetro and James Patterson's Women's Murder Club series.
  • The Chocolate Lovers' Christmas - Hardback - 9780751552126 - Carole Matthews
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    Carole Matthews
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    A perfectly sweet and warming read for a cold night, Sunday Times bestselling author Carole Matthews' The Chocolate Lovers' Christmas finds the women of the club with far more to worry about than just shopping for presents.

    Lucy hasn't spent any time with her boyfriend in the last few weeks as she's been so busy running Chocolate Heaven. She loves her job, but something has to give... And when her ex-fiance shows up, things get even more complicated.

    Swearing off men for a while, Nadia can't help but get close to Jacob and wonders if he'll be her last chance for a happy ending. Chantal and her husband are besotted with their baby daughter but she worries this isn't enough to base their marriage on, while Autumn has had to deal with a personal tragedy and is receiving no support from her fiance. Will she look elsewhere?

    A festive celebration of friendship, this book will appeal to fans of Katie Fforde, Jenny Colgan and Sheila Roberts.
  • Barbara Comyns Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780748137091 - Barbara Comyns
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    Barbara Comyns
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    Barbara Comyns was a very talented author who lived an extraordinary life and wrote a number of unique and witty novels that will keep fans of murder mysteries hooked.

    Having received acclaim from the likes of Sarah Waters and Graham Greene, the books are set in Edwardian London and are heaving with quirky characters, strange events, love affairs and mysteries to solve.

    We hope that this three-book collection, featuring The Vet's Daughter, Sisters By A River and Our Spoons Came from Woolworths, will help bring her talent to a whole new audience.
  • The Birdwatcher - Hardback - 9781784297220 - William Shaw
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    William Shaw
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    The new book from William Shaw, the author of the Breen & Tozer series of crime novels, The Birdwatcher is a dark and disturbing novel about a policeman with a shameful secret.

    Police Sergeant William South is desperate to avoid being on a murder investigation. The reason being he is a murderer himself. His victim was a passionate birdwatcher who was also his only friend. Now, he's teamed up with newly recruited Detective Sergeant Alexandra Cupidi to crack the case of a body found violently beaten inside a wooden chest.

    This discovery brings back memories for South and when they track down a suspect - Donnie Fraser, a drifter from Northern Ireland - he's horrified as the two knew each other in their youth. Could South's violent and aggressive past be catching up with him?

    Intelligently written and touching upon themes of grief, guilt and humanity, this is a gripping thriller that will shock and surprise you. You won't be able to put it down.
  • 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
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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.
  • 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
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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!
  • 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
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    Ross Leckie
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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?
  • Murder at the Brightwell - Hardback - 9780749017316 - Ashley Weaver
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    Ashley Weaver
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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.
  • 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.