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  • Kate Ellis Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780349417752 - Kate Ellis
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    Kate Ellis
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    Kate Ellis' Wesley Peterson novels are perfect for fans of Barbara Cleverly, Tania Carver and Elly Griffiths. They are classic crime with an archaeological twist and could be described as 'Midsomer Murders set in Devon'.

    The Flesh Tailor finds DI Peterson investigating the shooting of Dr James Dalcott. He discovers he was popular but had been harbouring strange and dramatic family secrets. Meanwhile, archaeologist Neil Watson has discovered a number of skeletons in Tailors Court that could be linked to a 16th century body-snatching physician...

    The Jackal Man finds DI Peterson looking into the murder of a girl that might be related to an ancient ritual linked to Anubis, the jackal-headed Egyptian god of death and mummification; and The Shadow Collector focuses on the strange case of a mother and daughter who were rumoured to be witches.

    Format: paperback
    This collection includes books 14, 15, 17, 18 and 19 in Kate Ellis' Wesley Peterson crime series
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    M.C. Beaton
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    Agatha Raisin and the Witches' Tree is the latest novel in Book People favourite M.C. Beaton's long-running series of cosy crime stories. This time around, there's toil and trouble in store for Agatha.

    Rory and Molly Harris, the new vicar and his wife of Sumpton Harcourt, come to a screeching halt on their journey home from a dinner party. Right in front of them is a body hanging from a tree. It belongs to the elderly spinster Margaret Darby, and it becomes clear this isn't a suicide... It's a case of murder - and there's only one sleuth to call!

    Agatha rises to the occasion and is glad to be back in the groove but then two more murders follow and Agatha begins to fear for both her reputation and her life. The fact the village has its own coven of witches does not help matters...
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    Alexander McCall Smith
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    The latest book in Alexander McCall Smith's No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series follows Precious Ramotswe as she discovers her father is not quite the idol she always believed...

    Meanwhile, Mma Makutsi is also making some shocking discoveries about her own past while their peaceful surroundings are interrupted by the arrival of somebody no one particularly wants to see. Of course, the remarkable ladies serve some tea and make their way through the difficulties...

    This is a feel-good read with hugely popular characters and plenty of good-natured surprises.
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    Carmel Harrington
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    Revealing what happened to the characters of Cold Feet in the 13 years between the end of series 5 (2003) and the beginning of series 6 (2016), this novel is a must-have for all fans of the award-winning Cold Feet. It has been written by Carmel Harrington in consultation with the team behind the popular TV show.

    It tells how Adam had no time to grieve after the death of his beloved wife, Rachel. He had to keep going for the sake of their son... Meanwhile, an eight-and-a-half months pregnant Jenny moves in with her ex-husband Pete (who isn't the father). Can their relationship overcome past jealousies?

    Karen and David are on the verge of an amicable divorce, but then he sleeps with the lawyer. Cold Feet fans will be laughing and crying as this book fills in all the blanks of what happened to our favourite characters while they were off screen.
  • Ben Aaronovitch Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407250946 - Ben Aaronovitch
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    Ben Aaronovitch
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    Ben Aaronovitch's Peter Grant series is a compelling combination of crime thriller and fantasy fiction. They follow a Probationary Constable in the Metropolitan Police Service who just so happens to be a trainee wizard.

    Written with a wry sense of humour and with little-known facts about London scattered throughout, Peter has to deal with a wide range of perplexing crimes throughout these page-turning novels. Broken Homes has Peter looking into the case of a mutilated body in Crawley. Could it be another killer on the loose or the work of a twisted magician known as the Faceless Man?

    Foxglove Summer finds Peter heading to a small village in Herefordshire where the police are reluctant to admit there might be a supernatural element to the disappearance of local children; and The Hanging Tree follows Peter as he is plunged into the alien world of the super-rich...
  • The Lake District Mysteries Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780749022310 - Martin Edwards
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    Set against the atmospheric backdrop of the Lake District, Martin Edwards' bestselling novels have been acclaimed by the likes of Ann Cleeves and are sure to have you on tenterhooks as you await the next big shock or surprise...

    The Coffin Trail, the first book in the series, was shortlisted for Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year and it's a book that proves you can never truly bury the past... Oxford historian Daniel Kind and his partner Miranda buy a cottage in Brackdale to start a new life but it soon turns out this cottage belonged to a murder suspect. Daniel believes the accused was innocent but when the police launch a cold case review, skeletons come out of the closet and Daniel's life becomes closely entwined with that of the feisty DCI Hannah Scarlett.

    The Cipher Garden follows DCI Scarlett as she suspects Tina Howe of killing her husband. However, the widow is getting death threats of her own. Rounding off our set is The Arsenic Labyrinth; a captivating novel about a decade-old disappearance...
    Format: paperback
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    Karen Swan
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    Karen Swan's frothy festive tales are always a huge hit with romantic fiction fans and this year's The Christmas Secret is no exception.

    The new novel from the author of Christmas Under the Stars is set on the island of Islay and follows Alex Hyde, an executive coach who believes she can change the way companies operate. Her waiting list is months long but she can't turn down a unorthodox and highly lucrative crisis call that comes her way just before Christmas...

    She finds herself heading off to help a whisky company in Scotland and ends up fascinated by their darkly charismatic CEO, Lochlan Farquhar. However, her usual methods are not working and she soon learns that nothing and no-one is as it first seemed...
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    Nelson Mandela
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    Dare Not Linger is a fascinating, thought-provoking and poignant biography of Nelson Mandela's time as president of South Africa. It draws on Mandela's writings during this time and has been completed by Mandla Langa and features a prologue from Mandela's widow, Graca Machel.

    In 1994, Mandela became the first president of democratic South Africa and in his five years in office, he managed to transform a nation that had been divided by centuries of colonialism and apartheid into a fully functioning democracy where everyone was considered equal.

    Mandela kept many detailed notes during his time in charge and this fascinating book reveals how he and his team changed SA for the better. It shows all of the challenges he had to overcome in his quest to achieve his dream of a liberated South Africa.
  • WWII Military Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781407251004
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    From the Dambusters bombing raid to the story that inspired the classic film, The Great Escape, this collection is full of fascinating reads for anyone interested in military history.

    With five books to read through, it will provide hours of reading. The Battle for the Code is the story of how the German Enigma codes were broken (as seen in the Benedict Cumberbatch film The Imitation Game); Ill Met by Moonlight is an adventure story about how the Special Forces kidnapped the General of Crete; and The Great Escape is the story of a mass escape from a WWII German PoW camp.

    This collection also includes Wings on My Sleeve, test pilot Eric Brown's autobiography; and The Dambusters Raid, a definitive account of the most audacious bombing raid of the Second World War.
  • MOCE
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    This festive collection of short stories features writing from bestselling crime authors including Margery Allingham, Val McDermid and Ian Rankin.

    It's Christmas Eve and while the world sleeps and snow falls gently from the sky, there is murder afoot. Each mystery in this book shows how the festive season is just ripe for death and mayhem.

    From a Santa Claus with a grudge to a cat who knows who is responsible for the death of its owner, these are stories to absorb and be surprised by on the cold nights that lead up to Christmas.
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    Penny Vincenzi
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    Penny Vicenzi's A Question of Trust is an intelligent, moving and thought-provoking novel that will appeal to fans of Santa Montefiore and Harriet Evans.

    Tom Knelston is a charismatic individual who has a passion for politics and reform. His wife shares his ideals and together they seem to be the perfect match. But then Tom meets an old childhood acquaintance. She's everything he stands against but he finds her irresistible...

    As Tom embarks on an affair with this married fashion model - despite them both knowing it will only end with people they care about getting hurt - he receives some shocking news. A child is ill and Tom must make a decision about his principles, his career and decide who he cares about most.
  • AMOL
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    Sue Townsend's Adrian Mole is a character we've all laughed at and with over the years and this audio collection includes the first three books in the hugely entertaining and influential series.

    The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole will introduce you to a hapless teenager who provides an unabashed, pimples-and-all glimpse into adolescent life through his diary; The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole finds the teen struggling with the prospect of entering adulthood and trying to survive his family's attempts to scar him for life; and The Wilderness Years finds Adrian aged 23 and 3/4, living as a lodger in Pandora's Oxford flat, where he's barely tolerated by his childhood sweetheart.

    Narrated by Nicholas Barnes, these are brilliantly funny CDs to listen to again and again.
    Format: CD
    Unabridged
    Approximate running time: 16.5 hours
  • JBAC
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    Narrated by big-name actors including Dan Stevens, Bill Nighy, Rory Kinnear and Damien Lewis, this audio collection contains the first four books in Ian Fleming's classic James Bond series.

    Featuring Casino Royale, Live and Let Die, Moonraker and Diamonds are Forever, these CDs (complete with original, unabridged text) follow the spy on his various missions and are sure to keep anyone who loves all things 007 happily entertained.

    Casino Royale follows Bond as he aims to neutralise the Russian operative Le Chiffre by ruining him at the baccarat table; Moonraker has him trying to stop a millionaire-backed project that could threaten Britain's defence system; Live and Let Die is a tale of terror, treachery and torture; and Diamonds are Forever finds diamonds being smuggled from Africa to America via Britain.

    Format: CD

    Unabridged

    Approximate running time: 26 hours
  • Man Booker Prize 2017 Shortlist - 6 Books - Collection - 9990000033195
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    Once again, we've brought together all six books (in keepsake hardback) that make up the Man Booker Prize Shortlist - including George Saunders' winner, Lincoln in the Bardo. Do you agree with the judges' decision of awarding this prestigious award to a supernatural thriller that features Abraham Lincoln's son?

    Celebrating the best contemporary fiction of the past 12 months, this year's shortlist has something for everyone and with our brilliant value collection, you're bound to find something to love. This year's list has everything from thought-provoking novels from acclaimed authors including Paul Auster and Ali Smith to a simply stunning debut from Fiona Mozlet.

    Among these brilliant books are an atmospheric debut about violence in contemporary society; an intelligent read about relationships, time and ageing; a love story about two people bonding in a world that is falling apart; Paul Auster's account of four parallel lives; and a novel that asks 'how far would you go to belong?'
  • Andrea Camilleri Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781509858217 - Andrea Camilleri
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    Andrea Camilleri
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    This huge collection follows the first 10 investigations of the one and only Inspector Salvo Montalbano. Adapted into a popular television series, if you imagine Inspector Morse in Italy you will be halfway there! These books are fantastic for fans of Donna Leon and Michael Dibdin.

    The Shape of the Water is the first ever book starring the wry detective and it follows him as he looks into the death of an engineer of the Splendour Refuse Collection Company. The coroner's verdict is the death was from natural causes - but Montalbano has other ideas...

    Honest and streetwise, Montalbano makes it his mission to uncover the truth, despite obstacles from the police, the judge and the bishop.

    This collection includes books 1-10 in Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano series. Format: paperback
  • Harlan Coben Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781407250977 - Harlan Coben
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    Harlan Coben
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    This captivating collection contains five stand-alone thrillers from Harlan Coben, one of the world's most popular and influential thriller writers.

    Stay Close is the tale of three ordinary people who quickly discover the American dream can be a nightmare when trying to escape from your past; Six Years finds Jake Fisher's world completely turned upside down as he tracks down the love of his life at her husband's funeral - but she's nowhere to be seen; Missing You focuses on the lies that bind people together when NYPD detective Kat Donovan finds an ex on a dating site.

    No Second Chance follows Marc Seidman as he is given a second chance to save his daughter 18 months after she was kidnapped and his wife was brutally murdered; and Tell No One has a doctor seeing a webcam image of the wife he thought he'd lost...
    Format: paperback
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    Wilbur Smith
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    Widely regarded as the master of historical fiction, Wilbur Smith's latest great adventure will take you on epic journey from the southernmost point of Africa all the way up to the Indian coastline. There's danger, intrigue and peril every step of the way...

    Francis Courtney leaves the comfort of Devonshire when his stepfather's gambling debts spiral out of control. As he heads to South Africa, he only has two things on his mind: revenge and fortune. His uncle killed his father and Francis wants to avenge this - while also making a fortune.

    When he arrives in Cape Town, he uncovers a truth that leaves him overwhelmed and disoriented. Christopher Courtney gave up all kinds of privileges to make his way in the world, but this experience has both hardened his soul and lead him to greater acts of violence and treachery. Soon, the lives of Francis and Courtney intertwine with devastating effect...
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    Felix Francis
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    The latest Dick Francis novel from Felix Francis once again shows that racing can be a deadly business...

    Chris Rankin is a skilled doctor but he also has mental health problems. A smartly dressed man is found unconscious at the local racecourse and dies when he arrives at the hospital. He has no form of identification and no one claims the body. This intrigues Rankin and he starts to ask questions...

    However, someone does not want these questions answered and will go to any lengths to prevent it. No one believes Chris when he tells them someone tried to kill him. He will now have to do whatever it takes to identify the nameless man. Full of intrigue, this is a page-turner you'll quite literally race through.
  • Hilary Green Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781473677128 - Hilary Green
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    Hilary Green
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    Hilary Green's novels will tug at your heartstrings as they follow the experiences of various individuals throughout the Second World War. This collection brings together three books that you will be reading long into the night.

    Never Say Goodbye follows Diana 'Steve' Escott-Stevens as she applies to become an agent for the Special Operations Executive. She is readily accepted and sent off for training. It's demanding and extensive but when she is quickly sent to France, she will need all the sabotage, coding, combat and parachuting skills she has recently learned...
    Now is the Hour finds four firm friends forced to part when Neville Chamberlain declares war on Germany. All very different people, they have to decide what is important to them and try to find each other in terrible wartime circumstances. We'll Meet Again has 17-year-old Frankie Franconi falling in love with the charismatic British officer, Nick Harper. He falls for her as well and soon Frankie has signed up for the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry. But when she signs the Official Secrets Act, she ends up on an adventure laced with danger and terrible choices...

    Format: Paperback
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    Lars Mytting
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    Lars Mytting, the bestselling author of Norwegian Wood, turns his attention to fiction in The Sixteen Trees of the Somme. It's a globe-spanning tale about family secrets, betrayal and a love of wood.

    Edvard only has a distant memory of his mother and has never been told how his parents died. He does however know that the fate of Einar, his grandfather's brother, is central to untangling the mystery...

    When a beautifully crafted coffin is delivered to his taciturn grandfather on the remote mountain farmstead he grew up in, Edvard begins to suspect that Einar may not be dead after all. He then embarks on a long journey that he hopes will unlock his family's tragic secrets. It takes him from Norway to the Shetlands and then on to the battlefields of France.

    Edvard also learns of a startling inheritance... Translated by Paul Russell Garrett, this is a beautiful and moving novel about finding yourself.
  • The Lewis Trilogy - 3 Books - Collection - 9781786488930 - Peter May
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    Peter May
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    This gripping collection of ingenious crime fiction brings together all three novels in Peter May's internationally acclaimed and million-selling Lewis trilogy.

    The series starts with The Blackhouse, a book that finds a brutal killing taking place on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland. It's a beautiful place but it's laced with danger and darkness. Born in the area, Detective Fin Macleod has been sent from Edinburgh to investigate a murder and he quickly realises that something terrible is lurking within the close-knit island community...

    The Lewis Man finds Macleod dealing with the case of an unidentified corpse that has a DNA sibling match to a local farmer who suffers from dementia; and The Chessmen finds a spate of illegal game-hunting activities taking place on the island.

    Violent, brutal and compelling, this is a series for anyone who enjoys reading the likes of Tess Gerritsen and Elly Griffiths.

    This collection contains books 1-3 in Peter May's Lewis Trilogy.

    Format: Paperback
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    Ann Cleeves
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    The Seagull, the eighth novel in Shetland author and Diamond Dagger winner Ann Cleeves' bestselling Vera Stanhope series, will hook you from the very first page. It's a novel about the corruption that lies deep in the heart of a community and the fragility of family relationships...

    When DI Vera Stanhope visits her local prison, she comes face to face with a familiar figure from her past. Vera played a part in this prisoner's downfall so is shocked when they offer to help her and provide information about a notorious wheeler-dealer - as long as she keeps an eye out for their family in return.

    She's informed the person she's looking for is dead, but then a search team discover two skeletons buried near St Mary's Island in Whitley Bay. Vera finds herself on a trip back in time and finds herself confronting prejudices and unwanted memories as she explores what actually happened to 'the Gang of Four'. She's further shocked when moments from this chequered past begin to clash with the present.
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    Philippa Gregory
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    Philippa Gregory, author of the Cousins' War series, is often regarded as the queen of historical fiction and this meticulously researched novel focuses on the legacy left by Lady Jane Grey, a woman who was Queen of England for nine days.

    Using her position as cousin to the deceased king, her father and his conspirators put her on the throne ahead of the king's half-sister Mary, who quickly mustered an army, claimed her crown and locked Jane in the Tower. When Jane refused to betray her Protestant faith, Mary sent her to the executioner's block... It's here where Jane turned her father's greedy grab for power into a tale of brave and tragic martyrdom.

    Jane leaves all kinds of letters to her younger sister, Katherine, and they're all intended to help her enjoy her beauty, youth and to find love. Katherine's lineage makes her a threat to the insecure and infertile Queen Mary and when news of a secret marriage is revealed by her pregnancy, she is also sent to the tower. She, too, leaves the youngest Grey sister, Mary, a letter with advice.

    Mary is a beautiful dwarf who has been disregarded by the court and she finds it easy to keep secrets. After watching her sisters defy the Queen, Mary knows she is a possible heir to the throne, but she's determined to stay in charge of her own destiny.
  • The Grantchester Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781408896167 - James Runcie
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    James Runcie
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    As seen on ITV, The Grantchester Mysteries are addictive and engaging. This collection brings together the first three books in James Runcie's bestselling series.

    Sidney Chambers is the vicar of Grantchester but he also happens to be a reluctant detective. He teams up with the rogueish Inspector Geordie Keating to solve a number of baffling cases that have engulfed his village. Together the duo have to look into the death of a famous jazz promoter's daughter; a shocking art forgery; and the suspect suicide of a Cambridgeshire solicitor.

    The TV series starring James Norton and Robson Green is hugely popular and these novels are equally compelling. The Times described them as 'An absolute treat... All manner of nostalgic delights' and we're sure you will agree.