You’re bound to know a reader who’s always reaching out for their next favourite book so what better Christmas present than one of The Book People’s hand-picked novels? Here, we’ve chosen some of our perfect picks for fiction lovers this Christmas.
The 30th book in M.C. Beaton’s long-running and hugely popular Agatha Raisin series finds the intrepid detective investigating a gruesome discovery in a roadside hedge while also trying to deal with her lustful feelings for Sir Charles Frath…
The Clifton Chronicles author Jeffrey Archer starts a brand new series with Nothing Ventured. This book follows William Warwick as he attempts to follow in his father’s footsteps and become one of the most decorated officers in the Metropolitan Police Force. What follows is a London-centric story about love, loss and stolen art.
Strictly Come Dancing star Anton Du Beke follows up his bestseller One Enchanted Evening with Moonlight Over Mayfair – an evocative 1930s-set story that shows powerful people’s lives are often laced with danger. Of course, it’s all set against the backdrop of the glitz and glamour of ballroom dancing.
John Grisham is one of the world’s favourite authors and The Guardians is another fine legal thriller to add to his back catalogue. It’s a timely story about a young black man being given a life sentence for a murder he didn’t commit – and the lawyer of a not-for-profit organisation who gets more than he bargained for when he tries to clear his name.
The Book People has sold books full of dark festive short stories over the past couple of years and this year’s selection is just as enticing. Featuring works from Margery Allingham, Ruth Rendell and Edmund Crispin all based around Christmas, these cold crime stories are ideal for snuggling up with on the cold nights ahead.
Six of the finest contemporary novels from the past 12 months in hardback for one brilliant price? It’s got to be The Booker Prize shortlist at The Book People! This year’s shortlist contains thought-provoking works from literary legends Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie, perfect page-turners with messages and morals to learn from by Bernardine Evaristo, Chigozie Obioma and Elif Shafak and an exclusive hardback edition of Lucy Ellmann’s 1,000-page monologue Ducks, Newburyport.
One Day author David Nicholls tells the story of one life-changing summer in his latest bestseller, Sweet Sorrow. It follows a 16-year-old who has no plans for the future as he falls for a girl called Fran. But to get close to her, he’s going to have to join the cult-like The Company…
Ann Cleeves, the award-winning author of both Shetland and Vera, heads to Devon in the first book in her brand new series. It follows a detective as he returns to his hometown for his father’s funeral and ends up wound in a case that takes him right back into the heart of the strict evangelical community he grew up in…
You can find many more fine fiction books on The Book People’s website. From romance to sagas and gritty crime to frothy and feel-good reads, you’ll find the right read for everyone you’re buying for.
Best Fiction Books for Adults this Christmas:
- Agatha Raisin: Beating Around the Bush by M.C. Beaton
- Nothing Ventured by Jeffrey Archer
- Moonlight Over Mayfair by Anton Du Beke
- The Guardians by John Grisham
- The Christmas Pudding Murders
- The Booker Prize 2019 Shortlist
- Sweet Sorrow by David Nicholls
- The Long Call by Ann Cleeves