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.
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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.
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.
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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...
This three-book collection will act as the perfect introduction to the highly acclaimed author Rumer Godden.
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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!
Featuring unputdownable novels alongside an array of short stories, this fantastic 12-book collection features the very best work from bestselling author Frederick Forsyth, including The Day of the Jackal.
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Other highlights include The Odessa File, a story set in 1963 which finds a young German reporter in a life-and-death hunt for a notorious former concentration camp commander; The Fourth Protocol, a tale of espionage and international intrigue; and No Comebacks, a collection of 10 stories encompassing deception, blackmail, murder and revenge.
Great for lovers of both short stories and gripping, suspenseful fiction, this is a must-have collection of Forsyth's writing that is fascinating, pacy and informative.
The dimensions of each book in this collection are 178 x 111mm
These three Elizabethan mysteries from Edward Marston, the bestselling author of the Railway Detective series, follow the life of Nicholas Bracewell as he attempts to solve a number of 'whodunit?' mysteries.
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Full of murder, mystery and mayhem, the wild romps are steeped in authentic Elizabethan detail and are near-impossible to put down!
Please note that these are books 7, 8 and 9 in the Nicholas Bracewell series.
Fizzing with suspense from the first page to the last, our collection of David Downing books is an outstanding set of three post-war fiction titles that follow the exploits of British spy John Russell.
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Fast forward four years since Russell left his son, Paul, and lover Effi Koenen in volatile Berlin and Potsdam Station sees Russell return to Germany to find out if they're alive and to protect them from the advancing Red Army. But his plan is faltered by the Soviets, who find a use for him that has him parachuting into Berlin behind the German lines.
Forced into becoming a double agent for the Soviets in Lehrter Station; and embarking on the most dangerous task of his life in Masaryk Station our David Downing Collection is convincing, compelling and captivating - just perfect for fans of C. J. Sansom and Robert Harris.
This book contains books 3-6 of David Downing's John Russell series.
Focusing on the world of fashion and the fashionable, this three-book collection from Kathleen Tessaro is just perfect for fans of contemporary romantic fiction.
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In Elegance, a woman chances upon a book written by a French fashion expert in a second-hand bookshop and starts to follow its advice - soon her life is transformed and she discovers a courage in her that she never thought was possible; while The Perfume Collector sees an inheritance turning a newly married woman's life upside down...
The final book in the set, The Debutante, is about an old shoebox full of clues that will unravel the tale of the most famous debutante of her generation.
Three stand-alone stories that are just full of elegance, class and sophistication.
A Song for Issy Bradley by debut author Carys Bray is an absolutely beautiful book that effortlessly deals with all the big subjects: faith and belief, relationships and suffering, love and loss.
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The story of a Mormon family trying to work out how to carry on when their world has fallen apart, the book expertly weaves the conflict their religion brings to each member of the household - from the devout father to Jacob, the unforgettable seven-year-old son who plans to mend his broken family with a miracle.
Thoroughly heartbreaking - so will undoubtedly make you sob - but ultimately uplifting, funny, compelling and enriching, Carys Bray's Song for Issy Bradley leaves readers with an unshakable sense of poignancy - for all the right reasons.
A Song for Issy Bradley by Carys Bray has been shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award. Other shortlisted titles include:
Academy Street, by Mary Costello - CAFRA
Chop Chop, by Simon Wroe - CAFRC
Elizabeth is Missing, by Emma Healey - CAFRD
Book People favourite Adele Parks returns with If You Go Away, a story set around the outbreak of World War I that combines glamorous debutantes with themes of heartbreak and discovering just what it is that is really worth fighting for...
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Young debutante Vivian has been hurried into a pedestrian marriage to cover up a scandal, but when her husband enlists on their wedding day she is left with no choice but to take up the management and running of his estate - despite her lack of experience in this field...
Meanwhile, young playwright Howard has rushed to the front to see the horrors of war for himself - and to observe both the best and worst of humanity. When conscription becomes law in 1916, he steadfastly refuses to join the ranks and becomes one of the most notorious conscientious objectors of all time...
Handsome, famous and seen as a threat to the government, he narrowly escapes a death sentence and agrees to work on Vivian's farm - when the two meet, they quickly form a bond...
This is a lovely slice of historical romance!
Featuring the first three books in Rhys Bowen's wonderful Molly Murphy series, this collection is an ideal introduction to a New York Times bestselling author.
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Molly Murphy always knew she'd end up in trouble, just as her mother predicted. So, when she commits murder in self-defence, she flees Ireland - and her identity - for the anonymous shores of America. When she arrives in New York, Molly begins to breathe easier. But when a man is murdered on Ellis Island, a man Molly was seen arguing with, she becomes the prime suspect... using her Irish charm and sharp wit, Molly escapes Ellis Island and sets out to find the wily killer on her own. Determined to find the killer on her own, Molly escapes Ellis Island to pound the notorious streets of Hell's Kitchen and the Lower East Side - and a private investigator is born.
Tightly plotted whodunnits, cleverly and expertly entwined with comedy, Murphy's Law, Death of Riley and For the Love of Mike by Rhys Bowen are sure to delight fans of Carola Dunn and introduce a new legion of fans to a wonderful character.
This collection contains books 1-3 in Rhys Bowen's Molly Murphy series.
`Sunny, charming, and as playful as Stella Gibbons or E.F. Benson, The Museum of Things Left Behind took me on holiday to the tiny imaginary country of Vallerosa, and returned me with the wonderful feeling of having spent time with an uplifting friend.' - Laline Paull, 2015 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction-shortlisted author of The Bees.
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Our love of books is unsurpassed at the Book People so it's no surprise that our staff are passionate about writing, too. And now we're delighted to bring you the stunning hardback debut novel from our very own Seni Glaister - The Museum of Things Left Behind.
With its lush valleys and beautiful mountains, the European country of Vallerosa appears to be a dream destination. A place lost in time, the community does not bother with money but does have strong values that mean more than any politician's ideals. But underneath this positive exterior, the locals are beginning to grow cranky and disaffected... Meanwhile, some hostile Americans have cottoned on to the country's financial potential and are making plans of their own. Will an unlikely visitor prove to be the agent of change the country's been waiting for?
A book about the world we live in today and the issues that affect us all - from politics to religion and economics to a good cup of tea - the light, witty and heart-warming tone will keep you hooked from the very first page, and have you pining for a trip to Vallerosa!
Ruth Rendell was one of the most beloved crime authors of her generation and this 10-book collection contains some of her finest work.
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Focusing on Chief Inspector Wexford and his various cases, these books are riveting from the very first page. Wexford will have to solve the case of a father finding the murdered body of his own daughter; take on the near-impossible task of identifying an unidentified body that has been buried for ten years or so and decide if it's related to a new body found in similar circumstances; and investigate the disappearance of two teenage sisters during the worst rain in living memory...
Intelligent writing full of heart, these are books that any lover of crime fiction should be reading and they showcase the talent of one of the UK's best ever thriller writers.
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.
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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!
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Harper Lee's acclaimed To Kill a Mockingbird won a Pulitzer Prize after its publication in 1960 and is hugely influential in its exposure of racial prejudice.
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Set in the American Deep South, the story is seen through the eyes of six-year-old Scout, whose lawyer father Atticus Finch defends a young black man wrongly accused of raping a white woman.
As Scout's family deals with the hostility and prejudice as a result of the case, there's a dawning realisation for Scout of all the inequality and injustice in her world.
Powerful and moving, this 'Great American Novel' is a must-have addition to every reader's bookshelf and with the publication of follow-up Go Set a Watchman already one of the biggest sellers of the year, now is the perfect time to rediscover the hugely important book.
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.
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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
Focusing on the treatment of casualties during World War I, our Pat Barker Collection is a powerful, harrowing examination of the insanity of conflict. Here, we are delighted to bring you her complete Regeneration series for less than the RRP of just one book - we're sure once you pick them up, you won't be able to put them down.
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In Regeneration, the first book in the series, a decorated English officer is sent to a military hospital after publicly declaring he will no longer fight. Combining real-life and fictional characters, and issues of class and politics, the book effortlessly weaves heart-rending prose and expert plotting.
Completing this trio of poignant wartime novels are The Eye in the Door and the Man Booker Prize-winning The Ghost Road.
An ideal set of books for anyone who is interested in powerful writing, historical fiction and military history, our three-book Pat Barker Collection is shocking, eye-opening and completely immersive.
This collection contains books 1-3 in Pat Barker's Regeneration series.
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If you're lucky enough to have tickets to see The Cursed Child on stage or enjoyed watching Eddie Redmayne's performance as Newt Scamander in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film, then why not head back to Platform 9 3/4, climb aboard the Hogwarts Express and enjoy the Complete Harry Potter Collection for a magical price. Presented in a gorgeous slipcase, these editions of J. K. Rowling's classics come complete with stunning cover illustrations from Jonny Duddle.
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A phenomenon like no other, Harry's incredible journey begins with The Philosopher's Stone. Unhappily living in a cupboard under the stairs at his aunt's, he's visited by a giant called Rubeus Hagrid who delivers the most astonishing news - Harry's a wizard. As he heads to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry makes friends with Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, meets oh-so-wise Professor Dumbledore and the complex Severus Snape and their incredible adventure begins. But evil in the shape of Lord Voldemort is getting ever closer - and the Dark Lord has his sights set firmly on Harry.
Throughout the seven books, Harry learns what it means to be a Gryffindor student and the value of friendship and trust. The eight films starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint were a record-breaking success and now you can relive the stories where it all began time and time again with this amazing Harry Potter box set - Expecto Patronum!
With 20 CDs adding up to over 25 hours' running time, this abridged audiobook collection contains Ken Follett's epic masterpiece Pillars of the Earth and its sequel World Without End.
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Pillars of the Earth is a thrilling drama set in 12th century England that revolves around a family conflict surrounding the building of a cathedral. World Without End is set two centuries later in medieval Kingsbridge and it once again finds men, women and children having to grapple with the devastating sweep of historical change.
Both are read by beloved actor Richard E. Grant and provide captivating listening whether you're at home, in the car or on a longer journey.
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Including his multi-award winner The Lincoln Lawyer (which was adapted into a hit film starring Matthew McConaughey) alongside nine more absorbing and addictive crime and courtroom thrillers, our Michael Connelly Collection will introduce Book People customers who haven't had the chance already to a worldwide bestseller and one of the true masters of crime writing.
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Clever, astonishingly climactic and pacy, these books are sure to appeal to fans of crime writers such as Thomas Harris, Harlan Coben and Jeffery Deaver.
Please note that the font size in these books may be considered small by some readers.
A bumper seven-book collection from acclaimed crime writer Ngaio Marsh, these classic whodunnits will introduce readers to Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn.
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Full of excellent characterisation and inventive murders, Alleyn wonders if his wife-to-be is a potential murderer; finds himself embroiled in a case of sinister infatuation; and has to solve the mystery of a body found in the back of a taxi.
First-class crime fiction for fans of Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers.
Approved by the Arthur Conan Doyle Estate, these books from Robert Ryan follow Dr. John Watson as he rejoins his regiment during the First World War and becomes a reluctant and brilliant detective.
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In Dead Man's Land, Watson is offering his medical expertise on the trenches of Flanders Fields. There are many deaths, but then one body comes through with bizarre injuries. Something is terribly wrong and Watson must discover who the killer in the trenches is...
The Dead Can Wait finds Watson back home but the horrors of war are weighing heavily on his mind - and now he's having to help rehabilitate soldiers suffering from shell-shock. But the war is not over and in one corner of England's countryside, the government are preparing the land ship - never-before-seen 'tanks' which they hope will put an end to the war. But in a training exercise, there is a horrific 'accident' - and the one survivor isn't talking... Can Watson find out what the government are hiding?
A Study in Murder is set in 1917 and Watson is once again asked to be a medical officer, but something isn't right and he might need to call out for some long-distance help from an old friend...
Described as 'Miss Marple in her youth', Kate Shackleton tackles some of the quirky crimes and meddling mysteries that take place in the quiet Yorkshire village of Bridgestead during the 1920s.
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In Dying in the Wheel, Joshua Braithwaite has gone missing. His daughter is getting married and wants to try tracking him down one last time. Where could he be? Has he run off with his mistress? Or could he have been murdered? A lady who loves solving puzzles, Kate decides to take it upon herself to crack the case...
The further stories find Kate investigating the links between a pawn-shop robbery, a fatal stabbing and a ransom demand; the murder of a gentleman banker who was facing ruin and disgrace; and a killing in the basement of the library in Leeds.
Brilliant books for fans of Jacqueline Winspear and M.C. Beaton, this introduction to Frances Brody's Kate Shackleton series is full of wonderful characters, colourful historical detail and compelling crimes.
Inspector Chopra returns for his second case in The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown.
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For centuries, the Koh-i-Noor diamond has caused nothing but bloodshed. It's now part of the British Crown Jewels and when they go on display in Mumbai, security is of the utmost importance. Yet when Inspector Chopra visits the exhibition, the diamond is stolen from under his nose in a seemingly impossible act of thievery. Will he - and his elephant - be able to find the criminal?
Vaseem Khan's debut, The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra, was a huge favourite with Book People customers and we're pleased to say this new book is just as quirky, charming and enthralling. It will appeal to fans of Alexander McCall Smith.
Written by Dominic Smith, this captivating read tells of a 17th century painting that links three lives across three continents over three centuries. In 1600s Amsterdam, Sara de Vos loses her daughter suddenly and turns to painting in her grief. She creates the artwork of a dark landscape of a girl watching an ice skater from the edge of a wood.
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In 1957 in New York, Martijn de Groot has this painting - At the Edge of a Wood - hanging above his bed. When it's stolen, he is bereft. Meanwhile, struggling art student Ellie Shipley agrees to forge the painting for a dubious art dealer. Finally, we arrive at Sydney in 2000 and Ellie is now a celebrated art historian and curator. She's curating an exhibition about the female painters of the Dutch Golden Age but then it becomes apparent the original version of this painting and her forgery are en route to the museum.
Exhilarating from start to finish, this book is one you won't want to put down. Full of period detail and with its intriguing premise that threatens to see Ellie's life and reputation spiral out of control, it's a rewarding and elegantly written read.