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A Baby at O’Mara’s (The Guesthouse on the Green Book 10)

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‘If you like Irish humor this is the book for you!’ Reader Review’A lovely warm, family orientated story with endearing characters.’ Reader ReviewEvery guest who comes to stay at O’Mara’s Guesthouse in Dublin has a story to tell. The little red fox who visits the bins in the courtyard has a tale of his own as do the long-serving staff, and the O’Mara family themselves have had their fair share of ups and downs too…Moira O’Mara. The girl who was as flighty as the swallows migrating to Ireland’s shores each spring has finally settled down. She’s a new mammy with a loving partner in Tom, but Moira’s never been more uncertain in her life about whether she’s up for the job.How can the girl who once thought she knew it all suddenly feel like she knows nothing?Nina juggles waiting tables at a Dublin restaurant with working evening shifts at the guesthouse. She yearns for her Spanish home and can’t tell anyone the real reason why.What brought her to Dublin and what or who did she leave behind in Spain?Nina and Moira are both struggling but sometimes the strength you need to get you through can be found in unexpected places.

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A Body at the Tea Rooms: A totally addictive English murder mystery novel (A Kate Palmer Novel Book 3)

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Meet Kate Palmer! A semi-retired nurse with a sweet tooth for cake and a talent for solving crimes.Kate Palmer is most disappointed when renovations at her sister Angie’s new tea rooms are derailed after a body is discovered in the cellar. She was looking forward to clotted cream teas with a seaside view. Instead she has another murder mystery to solve…If the village gossip is to be believed, the unfortunate man was connected to the wealthy Hedgefield family. Kate is reluctant to get caught up in the investigation but a curious card in the victim’s jacket pocket sparks her interest. Not to mention the ridiculous rumour Angie is somehow involved! Keen to clear her sister’s name so she can finally eat cake in the charming tea rooms, Kate teams up with handsome retired Detective ‘Woody’ Forrest to untangle the baffling case.After quizzing the locals over copious cups of tea, Kate begins to realise the Hedgefields, who live in a grand mansion and own half the village, are not as perfect as they make out. They’re hiding a long-buried family secret and plenty of people have a grudge against them, including a number of their ex-employees.But who could have murdered a member of Lower Tinworthy’s most enviable family? Was it the old gardener? The seemingly sweet cook? Or the bitter maid?Just as she inches closer to the truth, Angie goes missing. Does amateur sleuth Kate have what it takes to get to the bottom of this extraordinary puzzle and save her sister at the same time?If you love murder mysteries with a brilliant cast of characters, twisty plots and plenty of cake, A Body at the Tea Rooms will have you hooked until the very last page! Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, Faith Martin and Joy Ellis.Why readers are gripped by A Body at the Tea Rooms:‘Addictive… fabulous Cornish-set cosy mystery series… brilliantly plotted… full of clever twists and turns and surprises that keep readers guessing, A Body at the Tea Rooms is a terrific British cosy mystery I read in a single sitting… top-notch British mystery – I cannot wait for the next one!’ Bookish Jottings, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Delightful cosy mystery… I read it in one sitting when I went to bed… and didn’t stop until I finished it just after 1am… perfect for fans of cosy reads and Agatha Christie.’ Confessions of a Bookaholic, ⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Fabulous cozy mystery… I loved… it was a fantastic… awesome twists and turns… so captivating that you are sure to quickly flip page after page. This “curl up on the sofa” mystery will keep your attention and reading quickly, unable to stop until you get to the end. As you flip the last page you are completely stunned as the culprit is revealed… charming mystery is so entertaining…’ Page Turners, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Like putting on a pair of comfy slippers and curling up in the chair for a cozy night in front of the fire… intense and rich in atmosphere… it moves along at a cracking pace… excellent… plenty of twists and turns in this plot, with loads of red herrings planted along the way…’ Fiction Books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘The plot really sucked me in… enjoyed curling up on the sofa and getting dragged into this cosy mystery. I was so absorbed I read it in one sitting… An intriguing and compelling cosy mystery that is perfect for Agatha Christie fans.’ Book Worm 86, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Compelling, gripping and compulsively readable cosy… unexpected twists in the tale and a stunning rural setting this is a guaranteed great read. Highly recommended.’ Avid Reader’s Retreat, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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A Dark Sin: A chilling British detective crime thriller (The Hidden Norfolk Murder Mystery Series Book 8)

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Our darkest secrets are best left buried…When a local journalist is found dead in an isolated spot on Roydon Common, lying beneath a hangman’s noose on the anniversary of a teenager’s suicide, DI Tom Janssen is asked to take on the investigation as a favour to local colleagues and must unpick the deceased man’s life to discover how he came to be there.The dead man was working on something, a story he was keeping close to his chest and even those closest to him, loved ones and colleagues, were kept in the dark. He had his own secrets, a side to his character that he rarely showed to others unless they were unlucky. But what did he know that was so damaging as to be worth killing for? As the team delve into his life, past and present, the investigation pulls in successful business people, grieving family members, and a local celebrity with fascinating stories to tell. As the investigation develops it becomes clear that more than one person is harbouring a secret… but are they secrets that are worth a man’s life? As past sins threaten to be exposed, will someone be forced into killing again?Set within the mysterious beauty of coastal Norfolk, this fast-paced British detective novel is a dark murder mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end when the final shocking twist is revealed.A Dark Sin is the eighth novel in the Hidden Norfolk series of thrillers from the million selling British crime writer, JM Dalgliesh, the author of the Dark Yorkshire books. Perfect for fans of LJ Ross, JD Kirk, Angela Marsons, Alex Smith and Damien Boyd.

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A Gambling Man (Aloysius Archer series Book 2)

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Evoking the golden age of crime, and for fans of Raymond Chandler and Agatha Christie, comes A Gambling Man, from one of the world’s bestselling thriller writers, David Baldacci.A lucky roll of the diceCalifornia, 1949. Aloysius Archer is on his way to start a new job with a renowned Private Investigator in Bay Town. Feeling lucky, he stops off at a casino in Reno, where he meets an aspiring actress, Liberty Callahan. Together, they head west on a journey filled with danger and surprises – because Archer isn’t the only one with a secretive past.A risk worth takingArriving in a town rife with corruption, Archer is tasked with finding out who is doing everything they can to disrupt the appointment of a top official. Then two seemingly unconnected people are murdered at a burlesque club. In a tight-lipped community, Archer must dig deep to reveal the connection between the victims. All bets are offAs the final perilous showdown unfurls, Archer will need all of his skills to decipher the truth from the lies and finally, to prove she’s a star in the making, will Liberty have her moment in the spotlight?

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A Letter to the Last House Before the Sea: An absolutely stunning page-turner filled with family secrets (Heaven’s Cove…

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High on the clifftops, Lettie takes a deep breath of salty air and opens the letter. There is no signature, and the old-fashioned handwriting is faint against the yellowed paper. The message, and the tiny gold key inside, will turn her life upside down…Lettie Starcross makes her way along the cobbled streets of Heaven’s Cove, clutching a little key and searching for answers about her kind, twinkly-eyed Great Aunt Iris, whom she misses terribly. With no job back home, and no-one in her family understanding how adrift she feels, Lettie wonders if her aunt was lonely just like her – is that why she fled this pretty seaside village years ago and never returned?Staying at Driftwood House where Iris lived, now a cosy B&B, Lettie can almost hear Iris’s laughter on the breeze. And when she locks eyes with brooding fisherman Corey as he’s singing a haunting sea shanty in the local tavern, the sparks that fly between them are a welcome distraction from her grief.But everything changes when Lettie meets Corey’s grandmother. Hearing the name ‘Iris Starcross’, her wrinkled face turns pale. Then she tells Lettie a devastating secret: seventy years ago, a choice Iris made tore apart this tight-knit community.Heartbroken, Lettie questions if she ever really understood her beloved aunt – and if Corey knew about this shocking rift all along. So when her sister calls begging her to come home, Lettie is torn. If she stays to find what the key unlocks, can she discover the truth about what Iris did – and fight for her own fresh start? Or will she be the next Starcross woman to run from Heaven’s Cove forever?An absolutely gorgeous read that will whisk you away to the stunning Devon coast, about family secrets, long-lost love and coming home. Perfect for fans of Debbie Macomber, Rosanna Ley and Sheila O’Flanagan.Read what everyone’s saying about A Letter to the Last House Before the Sea:‘WOW… brilliant… made me laugh, smile and cry… beautifully written… I was absolutely hooked from the beginning.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘An excellent read… lots of drama, broken hearts, humour… I read it in one sitting and it was a blast from start to finish.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘I was hooked from the outset and read it in one sitting… An absolute dream of a read that is adorable from start to finish.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Delightful… charming… gives you a nice fuzzy cozy feeling… so beautiful… A perfect heart-warming summer beach or garden read!’ @jasminegalsreadinglog‘Beautiful… I fell in love… I loved every page!’ Lu Reviews Books ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘What a fantastic read. Read in one sitting, loved the story… A jolly good read.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘I absolutely loved this book!… great, fun read that I enjoyed! I highly recommend this book!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘A beautifully written novel full of twists and turns making it hard to put down.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Warm and uplifting… beautiful… filled with drama, tears, and secrets… heart-warming… stole my heart… I thoroughly enjoyed this book… not to be missed!’ Wordsopedia

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A New York Secret: A heartbreaking and unforgettable World War 2 historical novel (Daughters of New York Book 1)

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She looked at the telegram in horror, the words blurring in front of her eyes. She dropped to her knees, feeling that her entire world was ending. The paper slipped from her hands as she put her head in hands, sobs wracking her chest…1942, New York. As war rages in Europe, Lily Rose is grateful for her perfect life: the love of her wealthy uptown parents in their beautiful brownstone overlooking the park and her dream job as a chef at one of New York’s finest restaurants, the art deco dream that is Valentino’s. But in her heart, Lily is drawn towards the bohemian Sicilian community in Greenwich Village, where gorgeous fresh fruit spills onto the pavement and the smell of freshly baked cannoli tempt her inside every Italian deli.Part of the attraction is Tom Morelli, talented chef at Valentino’s and handsome grandson of Sicilian immigrants, whose deep brown eyes call to her and set her heart on fire. As wartime rationing bites in the city, Lily and Tom stay up late, dreaming up delicious meals that will see Valentino’s through the war and distract New Yorkers from the threat of sons and sweethearts being called up. Lily knows he has found the key to her heart.Then Tom receives a devastating summons that changes everything: he is drafted to Italy. He must return to his beautiful homeland to fight a desperate war.Suddenly alone, with only the memory of Tom’s last kiss, Lily turns to her parents for support. But when her mother finds out about her relationship, she is furious. When the war ends, Lily’s duty is to marry the man picked for her, raise children and never work again. They give her a heartbreaking ultimatum: end her relationship with Tom and give up her job or lose her family and inheritance forever.Lily knows she must follow her heart to Valentino’s and to Tom. But when Tom is declared missing in action, Lily is totally heartbroken. If she pursues her dreams, will there be anything left for her when the war is over?From top-ten bestseller Ella Carey comes an utterly heartbreaking historical novel, inspired by true events, about the courage, love and friendships that sustain us in the darkest of days. Fans of Fiona Davis, Rhys Bowen and The Nightingale will be captivated. What readers are saying about A New York Secret:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Unforgettable… Truly amazing and I could not put it down. Make sure to put it on your must-read list this year. An emotional and utterly unputdownable novel.” Breakfast with Rachel⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “What a wonderful story, it gripped me from the first page until the last. I loved it… I wish I could give it more stars.” Goodreads Reviewer⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Will entrance you from the very beginning… Truly amazing and one I could not put down. Make sure to put it on your must-read list… Emotional and utterly unputdownable novel, inspired by true events.” Goodreads Reviewer⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I loved this story and right up to the end I was on the edge of my seat, wondering how it was all going to play out. Highly recommended.” Goodreads Reviewer⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “So masterfully captured the time period that I believed the story to be real and that the events really happened… As you turn over the last page, you’ll be wanting more. A must-buy… Phenomenal.” Goodreads Reviewer⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Wow!… An amazing read… A rollercoaster of emotions… I smiled, cried and gasped.” Goodreads Reviewer“I really enjoyed this book by Ella!… Wow!… So engaging.” Goodreads Reviewer⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Fast, fun and emotional… One of my favorite World War Two novels.” Goodreads Reviewer

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A Place To Bury Strangers (Atticus Priest Book 2)

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A dog walker finds a human bone on lonely Salisbury Plain. DCI Mackenzie Jones investigates the grisly discovery but cannot explain how it ended up there. She contacts disgraced ex-detective Atticus Priest and the two of them trace the bone to a graveyard in the nearby village of Imber. But the village was abandoned after it was purchased by the Ministry of Defence to train the army, so why have bodies been buried in the graveyard since the church was closed?At the same time, Atticus is approached by a single dad who needs his help to track down his missing daughter. Atticus takes on the case and finds himself battling a London gang who are selling their drugs in Salisbury and a host of witnesses who don’t seem to be telling him the truth. Atticus and Mack deal with the fiendishly complex case and unpick a conspiracy that cuts to the heart of the English establishment – while dealing with their own feelings for one another. A breathtaking, twisty adventure, A Place to Bury Strangers is the second Atticus Priest mystery and one that you won’t be able to put down until you’ve turned the final page.

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A Song for the Dark Times: The Brand New Must-Read Rebus Thriller

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From the iconic Number One bestseller Ian Rankin, comes one of the must-read books of the year: A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES ‘Genius … Only great novels capture the spirit of the age. This is one of them.’THE TIMES* * * * *’He’s gone…’When his daughter Samantha calls in the dead of night, John Rebus knows it’s not good news. Her husband has been missing for two days.Rebus fears the worst – and knows from his lifetime in the police that his daughter will be the prime suspect.He wasn’t the best father – the job always came first – but now his daughter needs him more than ever. But is he going as a father or a detective?As he leaves at dawn to drive to the windswept coast – and a small town with big secrets – he wonders whether this might be the first time in his life where the truth is the one thing he doesn’t want to find…PRAISE FOR A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES:’Magnificent … utterly unputdownable and an immersive pleasure’ MARIAN KEYES’This is Rankin at his best, Rebus at his best, storytelling that meets the moment and transcends all genres and expectations’ MICHAEL CONNELLY’An outstanding addition to one of the finest bodies of work in crime fiction’ MICK HERRON’Rankin remains the king of the castle’ THE TIMES’Typically compelling’ DAILY TELEGRAPH’Masterly storytelling’ SUNDAY EXPRESS’Excellent’ LIZ NUGENT’The best that the crime genre can offer’ FT’Rankin grows better with time . . . Rebus grows ever more compelling’ DAILY MAIL* * * * *PRAISE FOR THE ICONIC NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER:’Ian Rankin is a genius’LEE CHILD’A master storyteller’GUARDIAN’Rebus is one of British crime writing’s greatest characters: alongside Holmes, Poirot and Morse’DAILY MAIL’Great fiction, full stop’THE TIMES’One of Britain’s leading novelists in any genre’NEW STATESMAN’Rankin is a phenomenon’SPECTATOR’Worthy of Agatha Christie at her best’SCOTSMAN’The king of crime fiction’SUNDAY EXPRESS

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A Taste of Home

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The delicious new novel from Sunday Times bestseller Heidi Swain: ‘Heidi’s known for her feel-good factor and this story is a delight’ New! Magazine   ‘A charming, summery read’ The People’s Friend   ‘A summer trip to Wynbridge will never disappoint. Swain’s writing as always is so delicious you could eat it all up’ My Weekly ‘Visions of luscious strawberries and raspberries leap from the pages’ My Weekly Special    ‘A story so full of sunshine you almost feel the rays’  Woman’s Weekly   ‘Family always comes first in Swain’s inspirational books and A Taste of Home brims with the real-life issues, evocative landscapes, heartfelt emotions and all the love, laughter and tears that we have come to expect from this accomplished author’ Lancashire Post Fliss Brown has grown up living with her mother on the Rossi family’s Italian fruit farm. But when her mother dies, Fliss finds out she has a family of her own, and heads back to England with Nonna Rossi’s recipe for cherry and almond tart and a piece of advice: connect with your family before it is too late… Fliss discovers that her estranged grandfather owns a fruit farm himself, on the outskirts of Wynbridge, and she arrives to find a farm that has fallen into disrepair. Using her knowledge gleaned from working on the Rossi farm and her desire to find out more about her past, Fliss rolls her sleeves up and gets stuck in. But what will she discover, and can she resurrect the farm’s glory days and find a taste of home…? Your favourite authors love Heidi Swain’s books:A summer delight!’ SARAH MORGAN‘I loved this gorgeous story of family secrets and second chances’ RACHAEL LUCAS, author of The Telephone Box Library‘A delightfully sunny read with added intrigue and secrets’ BELLA OSBORNE ‘I so enjoyed my seaside escape at Wynmouth. With heart-warming characters, a gorgeous summer setting, and a great story with secrets aplenty to keep you turning the pages, it’s the perfect read to relax and curl up at home with’ CAROLINE ROBERTS ‘A ray of reading sunshine!’ Laura Kemp, author of A Year of Surprising Acts of Kindness ‘A lovely, sweet, summery read’ Milly Johnson    

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A Village Vacancy: the laugh-out-loud new book from the bestselling author of A Village Affair

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‘A Village Vacancy is a tour de force of beautiful, funny and emotional storytelling’ Fay KeenanFrom the bestselling author of A Village Affair comes a laugh out loud new Westenbury tale… As the Yorkshire village of Westenbury mourns the loss of one of their own, the women can’t help but contemplate who will fill the vacancy in one handsome widower’s life…Grace Stevens has decided it’s time to move on without her husband. He’s off gallivanting around Devon in search of a new life, and good riddance. It’s time to go back to teaching, so Grace returns to Little Acorns and takes on an unruly class of pre-teens.As she deals with disasters in – and out of – the classroom including an accidental dalliance with her most troublesome pupil’s dad, helping track down a drug ring and keeping up with her closest girlfriends, Grace begins to wonder more and more about the sparkle in David’s eyes and the sparking chemistry between them.Could Grace be the one to fill this village vacancy? Praise for Julie Houston: ‘A warm, funny story of sisters and the secrets they keep’ Sheila O’Flanagan’Warm, funny and well written, with a page-turning plot, this book has everything! I loved it!’ Katie Fforde’Julie Houston at her best – heartfelt and hilarious’ Sandy Barker’Laugh-out-loud hilarious and heartwarming!’ Mandy Baggot’This book is an absolute gigglefest with characters you’ll fall in love with!’ Katie Ginger

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A VOW OF POVERTY an utterly gripping crime mystery (Sister Joan Murder Mystery Book 8)

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Once you start reading it, it’s hard to put down.” Peter“We have a secret the Devil and I.”These are the chilling words on the back of an old photograph that Sister Joan uncovers while cleaning out the attic storerooms.What she discovers among the dusty antiques leads to her most dangerous case yet.Joan has the strangest feeling that she’s being followed. But the person she thinks she saw died over a year ago . . . Or did he?Then a young secretary turns up dead. She’s been strangled. Another body is found and Sister Joan must get to the bottom of things before the murderer strikes again.MEET SISTER JOAN, A REBEL NUN WHO VOWS TO FIND OUT THE TRUTH.PERFECT FOR FANS OF BLACK NARCISSUS, FAITH MARTIN, LIS HOWELL, JEANNE M. DAMS, MARGARET MAYHEW, DAPHNE DU MAURIER, MARGARET FRAZER, ELLIS PETERS or CORA HARRISON.What readers are saying about A Vow of Poverty:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Excellent.” Christine“Joan’s wry wit and shrewd observations add zest to the mystery.” Publisher’s Weekly“A Vow of Poverty is another great addition to Veronica Black’s Sister Joan series of whodunits.” Shannon“If you like your crime stories with touches of humour and an insight into human behaviour then give this one a try.” DamaskcatTHE DETECTIVESister Joan is thirty-five and a natural rebel. Coming late to her vocation, she still remembers life outside the convent. But having left behind her lover to serve God, she is now committed to her path. When her Mother Superior sends her to the Cornwall House, her loyalties are split — but she knows her ultimate duty is to the truth.SISTER JOAN MYSTERY SERIESBook 1: A VOW OF SILENCEBook 2: A VOW OF CHASTITYBook 3: A VOW OF SANCTITYBook 4: A VOW OF OBEDIENCEBook 5: A VOW OF PENANCEBook 6: A VOW OF DEVOTIONBook 7: A VOW OF FIDELITYBook 8: A VOW OF POVERTYBook 9: A VOW OF ADORATIONMore coming soon. Join the Joffe Books mailing list to hear about them.

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A Warrior’s Burden: Book One of Saga of the Known Lands

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Where he walks, death follows.He was once known as Prince Bernard, ruler of his people and the man who led them in the Fey War against creatures out of myth and legend, beings out of nightmare. A man renowned for his strength, a man feared by his own people as much as his enemies. But there are other names for him, too. Kingslayer. Oathbreaker. Traitor. The Crimson Prince.And they are all true.Now, he is simply Cutter, a man who arrived at the village of Brighton, a small place on the outskirts of the Known Lands, where men and women brave the harsh temperatures and freezing winds to survive. A man who brought with him a past full of regrets and an infant child, one he swore to protect.For fifteen years, he watched over the child, hidden away in the desolate wilderness. But a man cannot run from his past—not forever. Sooner or later, it catches him. Always, it catches him.Death comes to Brighton, led by a brother he betrayed and the troops of a kingdom he betrayed. Death comes to Brighton—and it is he who brought it.With an entire kingdom against him, with the Fey stirring restlessly in the Black wood, eager for revenge, a lone warrior, once a prince, will be forced to take up his axe once more to protect the youth. To keep his promise.It is heavy that axe, that promise, but he carries it, as he must. It is the price of his sins.It is a warrior’s burden.A Warrior’s Burden is the first book in Saga of the Known Lands, a new series by bestselling author Jacob Peppers. It is a grimdark epic fantasy tale of creatures out of myth and legend, magic, battles, and warriors pitted against each other in a deadly struggle to survive. Are you looking for an action-filled character-driven fantasy? Then come and take your first steps into the Known Lands…

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ABSOLUTION an absolutely gripping Scottish crime thriller with a stunning climax (Detectives Anderson and Costello…

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I am hooked.” Judith“Brilliant in twisting the tension tauter with each page.” The Guardian“Ramsay handles her characters with aplomb, the dialogue crackles and the search for the killer has surprising twists and turns.” The Observer“Many shivers in store for readers, followed by a shattering climax.” The Times____________________Fans of Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, Denise Mina, Matt Brolly, Carol Wyer, Joy Ellis, Stuart MacBride, Angela Marsons, Helen H. Durrant, JD Kirk, DS Butler and LJ Ross will love this series.Meet your next favourite Scottish detectives: DI Colin Anderson and DS Winifred ‘Freddie’ CostelloA serial killer is stalking Glasgow.A woman is found dead in her own home. No sign of forced entry. But she is posed as though on the cross. Ripped open and bled to death. With a blistering of chloroform round her mouth and nose.She’s not the first victim found like this.Detectives Anderson and Costello are on the case. But their boss, DCI Alan McAlpine, is unravelling before their eyes.The past holds horrific memories for McAlpine. He last worked this beat some twenty years earlier, when he was assigned to guard a woman, faceless after a sadistic acid attack. He couldn’t protect her.The past is resurfacing.Three women are dead.Can they stop a serial killer who’s terrifying the gritty streets of Glasgow?A Scottish police procedural that will keep your pulse racing from electrifying opening to heart-stopping finish. ____________________SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA’S NEW BLOOD DAGGER FOR BEST DEBUT OF THE YEARWHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING:“Glasgow comes alive in Caro Ramsay’s dark, vivid and daring thriller.” Val McDermid⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Instantly, thoroughly enjoyable. Characters complex and very well depicted, writing workmanlike . . . excellent dialogue.” Sandra⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I have fallen in love with Caro Ramsay’s books . . . You will feel the cold of a Scottish winter and the frustration of a small, under-resourced team trying to solve something far too big with far too little. A great read!” ElleJay“Caro Ramsay works hard to bring the cold and constant dark and dirty Glaswegian rain to life . . . On every page the dialogue crackles, the language always remains crisp and fresh, and the details of the murder case are sharp and keenly observed.” Michael L.“As much as this is a detective novel, it’s also a psychological thriller, and as such is beautifully done. It’s hard to believe this is a debut novel.” Colin M.“Ramsay manages to paint a vivid picture of rain-lashed Glasgow. The stark late autumn landscape is a fitting backdrop to the brutal murders.” Publisher’s WeeklyTHE DETECTIVESDI Colin Anderson: A well-qualified graduate with true Scottish grit. He’s calm, efficient and focused — despite his marriage falling apart, and the fact that he’s just a tiny bit in love with the boss’s wife.DS Winifred “Freddie” Costello: Pithy, sometimes crabbit (as they say in Glasgow), Costello is incredibly capable, but not above pushing boundaries when needed. She’s a well-respected officer who always puts police work first. She’s had a crush on DCI McAlpine for many years now, but that doesn’t stop her getting the job done.THE SETTINGDrizzly, grey Glasgow and its seedy backstreets along with up-and-coming new estates is the setting for this gritty series. The realities of poverty and crime are laid bare — with the underfunded police department trying to keep the damn from breaking.DETECTIVES ANDERSON AND COSTELLO MYSTERIESBook 1: ABSOLUTIONBook 2: SINGING TO THE DEADBook 3: DARK WATERMORE BOOKS BY CARO RAMSAY IN THE ANDERSON AND COSTELLO SERIES COMING SOON!

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Ahead of the Game: A Scottish Murder Mystery (DCI Logan Crime Thrillers Book 10)

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“A belter of a crime series” – Thrilling FictionWhen a body is discovered at a popular Highland landmark, it seems like just another day on the job for DCI Jack Logan and his team.Except this body is missing a very vital component, and given its location – The Well of Seven Heads – it seems like someone is trying to send a message. But why? And to whom?With pressure mounting from his superiors, six hundred teenagers baying for blood, and the press sniffing around for a scandal, the only chance Jack has of cracking his latest case is if he finds a way to keep the heid, while all around are losing theirs.Ahead of the Game is the tenth book from bestselling Scottish crime author, JD Kirk, and is perfect for fans of Ian Rankin, Stuart Macbride, and Val McDermid.

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All The Lonely People: From the Richard and Judy bestselling author of Half a World Away comes a warm, life-affirming…

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Shortlisted for the British Book Awards Book of the Year: Pageturners. The 2021 recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Romantic Novelists’ Association.From the bestselling author of The Man I Think I Know comes this heart-warming novel of family, friendship and human connection.’Hubert Bird stole my heart’ Beth O’Leary, author of The Flat-Share and The Switch’Lovely, emotional, uplifting’ Libby Page, author of The Lido’A heartbreaking and ultimately uplifting look at isolation’ GuardianIn phone calls to his daughter in Australia, widower Hubert Bird paints a picture of the perfect retirement, packed with fun and friendship.But Hubert Bird is lying.Something has made him turn his back on people, and he hardly sees a soul.So when his daughter announces she’s coming to visit, Hubert faces a race against time: to make his real life resemble his fake life before he’s found out.Along the way Hubert renews a cherished friendship, is given a second chance at love and even joins an audacious community scheme. But with the secret of his earlier isolation lurking in the shadows, is he destines to always be one of the lonely people?Readers love All The Lonely People:’Best book of 2021 so far’ 5*’I absolutely adored every page’ 5*’Wonderful, moving, emotional and very thought provoking’ 5*’An emotional journey’ 5*’A beautiful book’ 5* ‘Heartbreaking and heartwarming’ 5*

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An Isolated Incident (DCI Logan Crime Thrillers Book 11)

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Do you know who’s knocking at your door?After a violent home invasion in the remote wilds of Glen Coe leaves a family of four dead, DCI Jack Logan and his team are brought in to lead the manhunt.But, when one of the victims is revealed to be one half of legendary 1980s Glasgow-based comedy double act, ‘Neeps & Tatties’, Logan is forced to leave the Highlands and head back to his old stomping ground.He may have spent his career dealing with the worst humanity has to offer, but to find out who killed Archie Tatties and his family, Logan will have to confront his most terrifying challenge yet – the seedy world of Scottish light entertainment.An Isolated Incident is the eleventh book in JD Kirk’s internationally bestselling DCI Logan crime fiction series. Perfect for fans of Chris Brookmyre, Stuart Macbride, and Alex Smith.

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Angel’s Cage (Molotov Obsession Duet Book 2)

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Back in the devil’s lair, I’m at the mercy of a man who fascinates and terrifies me, a tender killer whose obsession with me is growing by the day. Nikolai Molotov is as much my captor as he is my protector, his compound both my safe haven and my gilded cage.If only I could resist his lethally seductive touch… or fight his growing hold on my heart and mind. Because no matter how far I delve into the enigma of his past, I still don’t know the answer to the most crucial question:Just how dangerous is his love for me?Note: This is the conclusion of Nikolai and Chloe’s story.

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Ascendant of Berongar (Forged Alliance Book 4)

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The Alliance war against the Kilvar aliens has turned into a savage, desperate battle against extinction. Each engagement is tougher than the one before, as the enemy’s technological and numerical superiority becomes ever more apparent.Neither humanity nor the Daklan will accept defeat, and a trade is arranged with the once-hated Lavorix – a trade that puts everything on the table.Accompanying the mission to the god ship Ancidium, Captain William Flint is about to be made an offer he’d far prefer to refuse. An entity of terrifying power – the Raklivian – is preparing to complete the Kilvar ascendancy, and the Lavorix believe Flint is the one who can stop it happening.To sweeten the deal, he’s given the newest colossus from the Ancidium’s shipyards. The Demagaron is a warship beyond anything Flint has commanded before, and he’s going to need every one of its multitude of weapons if he’s to come out on top.The Raklivian is on its way to a place – an entire solar system – that’s heavily fortified and guarded by hundreds of Kilvar warships. If this creature escapes, it’s game over – not just for the alliance, but perhaps for every other species in the universe.Ascendant of Berongar is a traditional-style science fiction action adventure and the fourth book in the Forged Alliance series. Inside this book, a reader will find space combat, ground combat, ruthless aliens, incredible tech and lots more.

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Beautiful Little Things in Pretty Beach : A charming 2021 summer beach read of love and life by the sea.

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The delightfully romantic story of Lovely Little Things continues as Pretty Beach eases its way into summer with the next part in the trilogy, Beautiful Little Things. Strap yourself in as we go on a gorgeous ride with lovely Lulu Drinkwater, follow her trials and tribulations and her new life by the sea. We immerse ourselves back into the next part of Lulu’s story and catch up with her as she begins to find her feet in the town she grew up in. Far from her life being over and ending up alone, Lulu’s life is ticking along very nicely and she settles into long, happy days in the sweet little seaside town. Her romance with Ollie Cavendish goes from strength to strength, her business potters along quite nicely and her new job is full of surprises. But not everything is as simple as she thought, and when a blast from the past arrives in Pretty Beach, Lulu yet again wonders how her life seems to always end up so very complicated.Get ready to fall in love again with the utterly delightful town nestled on the coast and Beautiful Little Things in Pretty Beach. ‘Polly Babbington creates magical books.’♥ ♥ ♥Beautiful Little Things is the second in the Lulu Drinkwater Pretty Beach books and book 11 in the Pretty Beach Series. Book 1 (Trilogy 1) The Boat House Pretty Beach (Sallie & Ben)Book 2 (Trilogy 1) Summer Weddings at Pretty Beach (Sallie & Ben)Book 3 (Trilogy 1) Winter at Pretty Beach (Sallie & Ben)Book 4 (Trilogy 2) A Pretty Beach Christmas (Juliette & Luke)Book 5 (Trilogy 2) A Pretty Beach Dream (Juliette & Luke)Book 6 (Trilogy 2) A Pretty Beach Wish (Juliette & Luke) Book 7 (Trilogy 3 ) Secret Evenings in Pretty Beach (Lottie & Connor)Book 8 (Trilogy 3) Secret Places in Pretty Beach (Lottie & Connor)Book 9 (Trilogy 3) Secret Days in Pretty Beach (Lottie & Connor)Book 10 (Trilogy 4) Lovely Little Things in Pretty Beach (Lulu & Ollie)Book 11 (Trilogy 4) Beautiful Little Things in Pretty Beach (Lulu & Ollie)Book 12 (Trilogy 4) Charming Little Things in Pretty Beach (Lulu & Ollie)♥ ♥ ♥Another Pretty Beach book read in a day as I couldn’t put it down. I love the way certain characters are followed in-depth in several books then in the background in others.’ G Harry, Amazon Reviewer.‘Polly amazes me how she can transport you to a place with her writing, another great read, now waiting for the next book.’ Katie H, Amazon Reviewer.‘Another brilliant instalment from Pretty Beach. Lottie is such a warm and wonderful character and I def need her to be my new best friend.’ W.A.R. Amazon Reviewer.‘Couldn’t put this one down, read it in one day. Polly’s writing draws you into the lives of the Pretty Beach residents, highly recommend for easy reading, but be warned you will become hooked. KatieH, Amazon Reviewer‘A magical instalment in the Pretty Beach series. I love Polly Babbington’s writing style and this story of Juliette and Luke is just wonderful.’ W.A.R. Amazon reviewerThis is what romance readers are saying about Polly Babbington’s books:‘What a lovely piece of escapism. I totally fell in love with the descriptions of the decor of Sallie’s place. Is she real? I want to go there……really!’ Julie41, Amazon Reviewer‘5 stars all the way yet again for another wonderful read.’ JudeP Amazon Reviewer‘This is women’s fiction at its romantic best.’ ‘One of my fave comedy novels. Full of feel-good fun, hope and love…’ ‘Such a fun, good modern romance novel.’ ‘I honestly loved all of this romantic beach read – strong female characters and oh the romance on the beach…’ ‘Fab! I’ve loved literally everything about this gorgeous romantic read.’

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Because of You: The bestselling Richard & Judy book club pick

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THE HIGHLY-ACCLAIMED, LIFE-AFFIRMING AND MOVING SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER FROM NUMBER-ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND BRITAIN’S MOST LOVED WOMAN, DAWN FRENCHLONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION AND A RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK’I absolutely loved Because of You. Fantastic, passionate, compassionate, so much wisdom, a lot of humour, very real and credible’ BERNARDINE EVARISTO, Booker Prize-winning author of Girl, Woman, Other’Gorgeous . . . wise and full of love’ MARIAN KEYES__________ Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock . . . midnight. The old millennium turns into the new. In the same hospital, two very different women give birth to two very similar daughters. Hope leaves with a beautiful baby girl. Anna leaves with empty arms. Seventeen years later, the gods who keep watch over broken-hearted mothers wreak mighty revenge, and the truth starts rolling, terrible and deep, toward them all. The power of mother-love will be tested to its limits. Perhaps beyond . . .Because of You is the remarkably poignant story perfect for every Dawn French fan, told with her signature humour, warmth and so much love.’An extraordinary book – sad, heartening, gripping and reassuringly human’ JO BRAND’The final scenes are so perfectly executed they almost broke my heart. Because of You is a story to cherish’ Sunday Express’French manages to pick your heart up with the nib of her pen and slowly pull it apart, heart-wrenchingly, page by page . . . A true writing talent’ My Weekly’Dawn French is a wonderful writer’ Daily Mail’Moving . . . French’s best yet’ Good Housekeeping’Dawn tackles the big ones – love, death, grief, childhood, motherhood, parenthood – head on’ Guardian’Beautifully observed’ The Times READERS LOVE BECAUSE OF YOU:’Dawn had me laughing, crying . . . I loved every word’ 5***** Reader Review’Breathtakingly beautiful with one hell of an ending’ 5***** Reader Review’Heart-breaking but so beautiful’ 5***** Reader Review’Fantastic story, fantastic characters – I want to read it all over again’ 5***** Reader Review’Have your tissues ready when you read this one’ 5***** Reader Review

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A Baby at O’Mara’s (The Guesthouse on the Green Book 10)

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‘If you like Irish humor this is the book for you!’ Reader Review’A lovely warm, family orientated story with endearing characters.’ Reader ReviewEvery guest who comes to stay at O’Mara’s Guesthouse in Dublin has a story to tell. The little red fox who visits the bins in the courtyard has a tale of his own as do the long-serving staff, and the O’Mara family themselves have had their fair share of ups and downs too…Moira O’Mara. The girl who was as flighty as the swallows migrating to Ireland’s shores each spring has finally settled down. She’s a new mammy with a loving partner in Tom, but Moira’s never been more uncertain in her life about whether she’s up for the job.How can the girl who once thought she knew it all suddenly feel like she knows nothing?Nina juggles waiting tables at a Dublin restaurant with working evening shifts at the guesthouse. She yearns for her Spanish home and can’t tell anyone the real reason why.What brought her to Dublin and what or who did she leave behind in Spain?Nina and Moira are both struggling but sometimes the strength you need to get you through can be found in unexpected places.

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A Body at the Tea Rooms: A totally addictive English murder mystery novel (A Kate Palmer Novel Book 3)

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Meet Kate Palmer! A semi-retired nurse with a sweet tooth for cake and a talent for solving crimes.Kate Palmer is most disappointed when renovations at her sister Angie’s new tea rooms are derailed after a body is discovered in the cellar. She was looking forward to clotted cream teas with a seaside view. Instead she has another murder mystery to solve…If the village gossip is to be believed, the unfortunate man was connected to the wealthy Hedgefield family. Kate is reluctant to get caught up in the investigation but a curious card in the victim’s jacket pocket sparks her interest. Not to mention the ridiculous rumour Angie is somehow involved! Keen to clear her sister’s name so she can finally eat cake in the charming tea rooms, Kate teams up with handsome retired Detective ‘Woody’ Forrest to untangle the baffling case.After quizzing the locals over copious cups of tea, Kate begins to realise the Hedgefields, who live in a grand mansion and own half the village, are not as perfect as they make out. They’re hiding a long-buried family secret and plenty of people have a grudge against them, including a number of their ex-employees.But who could have murdered a member of Lower Tinworthy’s most enviable family? Was it the old gardener? The seemingly sweet cook? Or the bitter maid?Just as she inches closer to the truth, Angie goes missing. Does amateur sleuth Kate have what it takes to get to the bottom of this extraordinary puzzle and save her sister at the same time?If you love murder mysteries with a brilliant cast of characters, twisty plots and plenty of cake, A Body at the Tea Rooms will have you hooked until the very last page! Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, Faith Martin and Joy Ellis.Why readers are gripped by A Body at the Tea Rooms:‘Addictive… fabulous Cornish-set cosy mystery series… brilliantly plotted… full of clever twists and turns and surprises that keep readers guessing, A Body at the Tea Rooms is a terrific British cosy mystery I read in a single sitting… top-notch British mystery – I cannot wait for the next one!’ Bookish Jottings, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Delightful cosy mystery… I read it in one sitting when I went to bed… and didn’t stop until I finished it just after 1am… perfect for fans of cosy reads and Agatha Christie.’ Confessions of a Bookaholic, ⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Fabulous cozy mystery… I loved… it was a fantastic… awesome twists and turns… so captivating that you are sure to quickly flip page after page. This “curl up on the sofa” mystery will keep your attention and reading quickly, unable to stop until you get to the end. As you flip the last page you are completely stunned as the culprit is revealed… charming mystery is so entertaining…’ Page Turners, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Like putting on a pair of comfy slippers and curling up in the chair for a cozy night in front of the fire… intense and rich in atmosphere… it moves along at a cracking pace… excellent… plenty of twists and turns in this plot, with loads of red herrings planted along the way…’ Fiction Books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘The plot really sucked me in… enjoyed curling up on the sofa and getting dragged into this cosy mystery. I was so absorbed I read it in one sitting… An intriguing and compelling cosy mystery that is perfect for Agatha Christie fans.’ Book Worm 86, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Compelling, gripping and compulsively readable cosy… unexpected twists in the tale and a stunning rural setting this is a guaranteed great read. Highly recommended.’ Avid Reader’s Retreat, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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A Dark Sin: A chilling British detective crime thriller (The Hidden Norfolk Murder Mystery Series Book 8)

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Our darkest secrets are best left buried…When a local journalist is found dead in an isolated spot on Roydon Common, lying beneath a hangman’s noose on the anniversary of a teenager’s suicide, DI Tom Janssen is asked to take on the investigation as a favour to local colleagues and must unpick the deceased man’s life to discover how he came to be there.The dead man was working on something, a story he was keeping close to his chest and even those closest to him, loved ones and colleagues, were kept in the dark. He had his own secrets, a side to his character that he rarely showed to others unless they were unlucky. But what did he know that was so damaging as to be worth killing for? As the team delve into his life, past and present, the investigation pulls in successful business people, grieving family members, and a local celebrity with fascinating stories to tell. As the investigation develops it becomes clear that more than one person is harbouring a secret… but are they secrets that are worth a man’s life? As past sins threaten to be exposed, will someone be forced into killing again?Set within the mysterious beauty of coastal Norfolk, this fast-paced British detective novel is a dark murder mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end when the final shocking twist is revealed.A Dark Sin is the eighth novel in the Hidden Norfolk series of thrillers from the million selling British crime writer, JM Dalgliesh, the author of the Dark Yorkshire books. Perfect for fans of LJ Ross, JD Kirk, Angela Marsons, Alex Smith and Damien Boyd.

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A Gambling Man (Aloysius Archer series Book 2)

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Evoking the golden age of crime, and for fans of Raymond Chandler and Agatha Christie, comes A Gambling Man, from one of the world’s bestselling thriller writers, David Baldacci.A lucky roll of the diceCalifornia, 1949. Aloysius Archer is on his way to start a new job with a renowned Private Investigator in Bay Town. Feeling lucky, he stops off at a casino in Reno, where he meets an aspiring actress, Liberty Callahan. Together, they head west on a journey filled with danger and surprises – because Archer isn’t the only one with a secretive past.A risk worth takingArriving in a town rife with corruption, Archer is tasked with finding out who is doing everything they can to disrupt the appointment of a top official. Then two seemingly unconnected people are murdered at a burlesque club. In a tight-lipped community, Archer must dig deep to reveal the connection between the victims. All bets are offAs the final perilous showdown unfurls, Archer will need all of his skills to decipher the truth from the lies and finally, to prove she’s a star in the making, will Liberty have her moment in the spotlight?

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A Letter to the Last House Before the Sea: An absolutely stunning page-turner filled with family secrets (Heaven’s Cove…

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High on the clifftops, Lettie takes a deep breath of salty air and opens the letter. There is no signature, and the old-fashioned handwriting is faint against the yellowed paper. The message, and the tiny gold key inside, will turn her life upside down…Lettie Starcross makes her way along the cobbled streets of Heaven’s Cove, clutching a little key and searching for answers about her kind, twinkly-eyed Great Aunt Iris, whom she misses terribly. With no job back home, and no-one in her family understanding how adrift she feels, Lettie wonders if her aunt was lonely just like her – is that why she fled this pretty seaside village years ago and never returned?Staying at Driftwood House where Iris lived, now a cosy B&B, Lettie can almost hear Iris’s laughter on the breeze. And when she locks eyes with brooding fisherman Corey as he’s singing a haunting sea shanty in the local tavern, the sparks that fly between them are a welcome distraction from her grief.But everything changes when Lettie meets Corey’s grandmother. Hearing the name ‘Iris Starcross’, her wrinkled face turns pale. Then she tells Lettie a devastating secret: seventy years ago, a choice Iris made tore apart this tight-knit community.Heartbroken, Lettie questions if she ever really understood her beloved aunt – and if Corey knew about this shocking rift all along. So when her sister calls begging her to come home, Lettie is torn. If she stays to find what the key unlocks, can she discover the truth about what Iris did – and fight for her own fresh start? Or will she be the next Starcross woman to run from Heaven’s Cove forever?An absolutely gorgeous read that will whisk you away to the stunning Devon coast, about family secrets, long-lost love and coming home. Perfect for fans of Debbie Macomber, Rosanna Ley and Sheila O’Flanagan.Read what everyone’s saying about A Letter to the Last House Before the Sea:‘WOW… brilliant… made me laugh, smile and cry… beautifully written… I was absolutely hooked from the beginning.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘An excellent read… lots of drama, broken hearts, humour… I read it in one sitting and it was a blast from start to finish.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘I was hooked from the outset and read it in one sitting… An absolute dream of a read that is adorable from start to finish.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Delightful… charming… gives you a nice fuzzy cozy feeling… so beautiful… A perfect heart-warming summer beach or garden read!’ @jasminegalsreadinglog‘Beautiful… I fell in love… I loved every page!’ Lu Reviews Books ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘What a fantastic read. Read in one sitting, loved the story… A jolly good read.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘I absolutely loved this book!… great, fun read that I enjoyed! I highly recommend this book!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘A beautifully written novel full of twists and turns making it hard to put down.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Warm and uplifting… beautiful… filled with drama, tears, and secrets… heart-warming… stole my heart… I thoroughly enjoyed this book… not to be missed!’ Wordsopedia

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A New York Secret: A heartbreaking and unforgettable World War 2 historical novel (Daughters of New York Book 1)

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She looked at the telegram in horror, the words blurring in front of her eyes. She dropped to her knees, feeling that her entire world was ending. The paper slipped from her hands as she put her head in hands, sobs wracking her chest…1942, New York. As war rages in Europe, Lily Rose is grateful for her perfect life: the love of her wealthy uptown parents in their beautiful brownstone overlooking the park and her dream job as a chef at one of New York’s finest restaurants, the art deco dream that is Valentino’s. But in her heart, Lily is drawn towards the bohemian Sicilian community in Greenwich Village, where gorgeous fresh fruit spills onto the pavement and the smell of freshly baked cannoli tempt her inside every Italian deli.Part of the attraction is Tom Morelli, talented chef at Valentino’s and handsome grandson of Sicilian immigrants, whose deep brown eyes call to her and set her heart on fire. As wartime rationing bites in the city, Lily and Tom stay up late, dreaming up delicious meals that will see Valentino’s through the war and distract New Yorkers from the threat of sons and sweethearts being called up. Lily knows he has found the key to her heart.Then Tom receives a devastating summons that changes everything: he is drafted to Italy. He must return to his beautiful homeland to fight a desperate war.Suddenly alone, with only the memory of Tom’s last kiss, Lily turns to her parents for support. But when her mother finds out about her relationship, she is furious. When the war ends, Lily’s duty is to marry the man picked for her, raise children and never work again. They give her a heartbreaking ultimatum: end her relationship with Tom and give up her job or lose her family and inheritance forever.Lily knows she must follow her heart to Valentino’s and to Tom. But when Tom is declared missing in action, Lily is totally heartbroken. If she pursues her dreams, will there be anything left for her when the war is over?From top-ten bestseller Ella Carey comes an utterly heartbreaking historical novel, inspired by true events, about the courage, love and friendships that sustain us in the darkest of days. Fans of Fiona Davis, Rhys Bowen and The Nightingale will be captivated. What readers are saying about A New York Secret:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Unforgettable… Truly amazing and I could not put it down. Make sure to put it on your must-read list this year. An emotional and utterly unputdownable novel.” Breakfast with Rachel⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “What a wonderful story, it gripped me from the first page until the last. I loved it… I wish I could give it more stars.” Goodreads Reviewer⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Will entrance you from the very beginning… Truly amazing and one I could not put down. Make sure to put it on your must-read list… Emotional and utterly unputdownable novel, inspired by true events.” Goodreads Reviewer⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I loved this story and right up to the end I was on the edge of my seat, wondering how it was all going to play out. Highly recommended.” Goodreads Reviewer⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “So masterfully captured the time period that I believed the story to be real and that the events really happened… As you turn over the last page, you’ll be wanting more. A must-buy… Phenomenal.” Goodreads Reviewer⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Wow!… An amazing read… A rollercoaster of emotions… I smiled, cried and gasped.” Goodreads Reviewer“I really enjoyed this book by Ella!… Wow!… So engaging.” Goodreads Reviewer⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Fast, fun and emotional… One of my favorite World War Two novels.” Goodreads Reviewer

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A Place To Bury Strangers (Atticus Priest Book 2)

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A dog walker finds a human bone on lonely Salisbury Plain. DCI Mackenzie Jones investigates the grisly discovery but cannot explain how it ended up there. She contacts disgraced ex-detective Atticus Priest and the two of them trace the bone to a graveyard in the nearby village of Imber. But the village was abandoned after it was purchased by the Ministry of Defence to train the army, so why have bodies been buried in the graveyard since the church was closed?At the same time, Atticus is approached by a single dad who needs his help to track down his missing daughter. Atticus takes on the case and finds himself battling a London gang who are selling their drugs in Salisbury and a host of witnesses who don’t seem to be telling him the truth. Atticus and Mack deal with the fiendishly complex case and unpick a conspiracy that cuts to the heart of the English establishment – while dealing with their own feelings for one another. A breathtaking, twisty adventure, A Place to Bury Strangers is the second Atticus Priest mystery and one that you won’t be able to put down until you’ve turned the final page.

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A Song for the Dark Times: The Brand New Must-Read Rebus Thriller

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From the iconic Number One bestseller Ian Rankin, comes one of the must-read books of the year: A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES ‘Genius … Only great novels capture the spirit of the age. This is one of them.’THE TIMES* * * * *’He’s gone…’When his daughter Samantha calls in the dead of night, John Rebus knows it’s not good news. Her husband has been missing for two days.Rebus fears the worst – and knows from his lifetime in the police that his daughter will be the prime suspect.He wasn’t the best father – the job always came first – but now his daughter needs him more than ever. But is he going as a father or a detective?As he leaves at dawn to drive to the windswept coast – and a small town with big secrets – he wonders whether this might be the first time in his life where the truth is the one thing he doesn’t want to find…PRAISE FOR A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES:’Magnificent … utterly unputdownable and an immersive pleasure’ MARIAN KEYES’This is Rankin at his best, Rebus at his best, storytelling that meets the moment and transcends all genres and expectations’ MICHAEL CONNELLY’An outstanding addition to one of the finest bodies of work in crime fiction’ MICK HERRON’Rankin remains the king of the castle’ THE TIMES’Typically compelling’ DAILY TELEGRAPH’Masterly storytelling’ SUNDAY EXPRESS’Excellent’ LIZ NUGENT’The best that the crime genre can offer’ FT’Rankin grows better with time . . . Rebus grows ever more compelling’ DAILY MAIL* * * * *PRAISE FOR THE ICONIC NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER:’Ian Rankin is a genius’LEE CHILD’A master storyteller’GUARDIAN’Rebus is one of British crime writing’s greatest characters: alongside Holmes, Poirot and Morse’DAILY MAIL’Great fiction, full stop’THE TIMES’One of Britain’s leading novelists in any genre’NEW STATESMAN’Rankin is a phenomenon’SPECTATOR’Worthy of Agatha Christie at her best’SCOTSMAN’The king of crime fiction’SUNDAY EXPRESS

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A Taste of Home

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The delicious new novel from Sunday Times bestseller Heidi Swain: ‘Heidi’s known for her feel-good factor and this story is a delight’ New! Magazine   ‘A charming, summery read’ The People’s Friend   ‘A summer trip to Wynbridge will never disappoint. Swain’s writing as always is so delicious you could eat it all up’ My Weekly ‘Visions of luscious strawberries and raspberries leap from the pages’ My Weekly Special    ‘A story so full of sunshine you almost feel the rays’  Woman’s Weekly   ‘Family always comes first in Swain’s inspirational books and A Taste of Home brims with the real-life issues, evocative landscapes, heartfelt emotions and all the love, laughter and tears that we have come to expect from this accomplished author’ Lancashire Post Fliss Brown has grown up living with her mother on the Rossi family’s Italian fruit farm. But when her mother dies, Fliss finds out she has a family of her own, and heads back to England with Nonna Rossi’s recipe for cherry and almond tart and a piece of advice: connect with your family before it is too late… Fliss discovers that her estranged grandfather owns a fruit farm himself, on the outskirts of Wynbridge, and she arrives to find a farm that has fallen into disrepair. Using her knowledge gleaned from working on the Rossi farm and her desire to find out more about her past, Fliss rolls her sleeves up and gets stuck in. But what will she discover, and can she resurrect the farm’s glory days and find a taste of home…? Your favourite authors love Heidi Swain’s books:A summer delight!’ SARAH MORGAN‘I loved this gorgeous story of family secrets and second chances’ RACHAEL LUCAS, author of The Telephone Box Library‘A delightfully sunny read with added intrigue and secrets’ BELLA OSBORNE ‘I so enjoyed my seaside escape at Wynmouth. With heart-warming characters, a gorgeous summer setting, and a great story with secrets aplenty to keep you turning the pages, it’s the perfect read to relax and curl up at home with’ CAROLINE ROBERTS ‘A ray of reading sunshine!’ Laura Kemp, author of A Year of Surprising Acts of Kindness ‘A lovely, sweet, summery read’ Milly Johnson    

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A Village Vacancy: the laugh-out-loud new book from the bestselling author of A Village Affair

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‘A Village Vacancy is a tour de force of beautiful, funny and emotional storytelling’ Fay KeenanFrom the bestselling author of A Village Affair comes a laugh out loud new Westenbury tale… As the Yorkshire village of Westenbury mourns the loss of one of their own, the women can’t help but contemplate who will fill the vacancy in one handsome widower’s life…Grace Stevens has decided it’s time to move on without her husband. He’s off gallivanting around Devon in search of a new life, and good riddance. It’s time to go back to teaching, so Grace returns to Little Acorns and takes on an unruly class of pre-teens.As she deals with disasters in – and out of – the classroom including an accidental dalliance with her most troublesome pupil’s dad, helping track down a drug ring and keeping up with her closest girlfriends, Grace begins to wonder more and more about the sparkle in David’s eyes and the sparking chemistry between them.Could Grace be the one to fill this village vacancy? Praise for Julie Houston: ‘A warm, funny story of sisters and the secrets they keep’ Sheila O’Flanagan’Warm, funny and well written, with a page-turning plot, this book has everything! I loved it!’ Katie Fforde’Julie Houston at her best – heartfelt and hilarious’ Sandy Barker’Laugh-out-loud hilarious and heartwarming!’ Mandy Baggot’This book is an absolute gigglefest with characters you’ll fall in love with!’ Katie Ginger

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A VOW OF POVERTY an utterly gripping crime mystery (Sister Joan Murder Mystery Book 8)

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Once you start reading it, it’s hard to put down.” Peter“We have a secret the Devil and I.”These are the chilling words on the back of an old photograph that Sister Joan uncovers while cleaning out the attic storerooms.What she discovers among the dusty antiques leads to her most dangerous case yet.Joan has the strangest feeling that she’s being followed. But the person she thinks she saw died over a year ago . . . Or did he?Then a young secretary turns up dead. She’s been strangled. Another body is found and Sister Joan must get to the bottom of things before the murderer strikes again.MEET SISTER JOAN, A REBEL NUN WHO VOWS TO FIND OUT THE TRUTH.PERFECT FOR FANS OF BLACK NARCISSUS, FAITH MARTIN, LIS HOWELL, JEANNE M. DAMS, MARGARET MAYHEW, DAPHNE DU MAURIER, MARGARET FRAZER, ELLIS PETERS or CORA HARRISON.What readers are saying about A Vow of Poverty:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Excellent.” Christine“Joan’s wry wit and shrewd observations add zest to the mystery.” Publisher’s Weekly“A Vow of Poverty is another great addition to Veronica Black’s Sister Joan series of whodunits.” Shannon“If you like your crime stories with touches of humour and an insight into human behaviour then give this one a try.” DamaskcatTHE DETECTIVESister Joan is thirty-five and a natural rebel. Coming late to her vocation, she still remembers life outside the convent. But having left behind her lover to serve God, she is now committed to her path. When her Mother Superior sends her to the Cornwall House, her loyalties are split — but she knows her ultimate duty is to the truth.SISTER JOAN MYSTERY SERIESBook 1: A VOW OF SILENCEBook 2: A VOW OF CHASTITYBook 3: A VOW OF SANCTITYBook 4: A VOW OF OBEDIENCEBook 5: A VOW OF PENANCEBook 6: A VOW OF DEVOTIONBook 7: A VOW OF FIDELITYBook 8: A VOW OF POVERTYBook 9: A VOW OF ADORATIONMore coming soon. Join the Joffe Books mailing list to hear about them.

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A Warrior’s Burden: Book One of Saga of the Known Lands

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Where he walks, death follows.He was once known as Prince Bernard, ruler of his people and the man who led them in the Fey War against creatures out of myth and legend, beings out of nightmare. A man renowned for his strength, a man feared by his own people as much as his enemies. But there are other names for him, too. Kingslayer. Oathbreaker. Traitor. The Crimson Prince.And they are all true.Now, he is simply Cutter, a man who arrived at the village of Brighton, a small place on the outskirts of the Known Lands, where men and women brave the harsh temperatures and freezing winds to survive. A man who brought with him a past full of regrets and an infant child, one he swore to protect.For fifteen years, he watched over the child, hidden away in the desolate wilderness. But a man cannot run from his past—not forever. Sooner or later, it catches him. Always, it catches him.Death comes to Brighton, led by a brother he betrayed and the troops of a kingdom he betrayed. Death comes to Brighton—and it is he who brought it.With an entire kingdom against him, with the Fey stirring restlessly in the Black wood, eager for revenge, a lone warrior, once a prince, will be forced to take up his axe once more to protect the youth. To keep his promise.It is heavy that axe, that promise, but he carries it, as he must. It is the price of his sins.It is a warrior’s burden.A Warrior’s Burden is the first book in Saga of the Known Lands, a new series by bestselling author Jacob Peppers. It is a grimdark epic fantasy tale of creatures out of myth and legend, magic, battles, and warriors pitted against each other in a deadly struggle to survive. Are you looking for an action-filled character-driven fantasy? Then come and take your first steps into the Known Lands…

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ABSOLUTION an absolutely gripping Scottish crime thriller with a stunning climax (Detectives Anderson and Costello…

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I am hooked.” Judith“Brilliant in twisting the tension tauter with each page.” The Guardian“Ramsay handles her characters with aplomb, the dialogue crackles and the search for the killer has surprising twists and turns.” The Observer“Many shivers in store for readers, followed by a shattering climax.” The Times____________________Fans of Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, Denise Mina, Matt Brolly, Carol Wyer, Joy Ellis, Stuart MacBride, Angela Marsons, Helen H. Durrant, JD Kirk, DS Butler and LJ Ross will love this series.Meet your next favourite Scottish detectives: DI Colin Anderson and DS Winifred ‘Freddie’ CostelloA serial killer is stalking Glasgow.A woman is found dead in her own home. No sign of forced entry. But she is posed as though on the cross. Ripped open and bled to death. With a blistering of chloroform round her mouth and nose.She’s not the first victim found like this.Detectives Anderson and Costello are on the case. But their boss, DCI Alan McAlpine, is unravelling before their eyes.The past holds horrific memories for McAlpine. He last worked this beat some twenty years earlier, when he was assigned to guard a woman, faceless after a sadistic acid attack. He couldn’t protect her.The past is resurfacing.Three women are dead.Can they stop a serial killer who’s terrifying the gritty streets of Glasgow?A Scottish police procedural that will keep your pulse racing from electrifying opening to heart-stopping finish. ____________________SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA’S NEW BLOOD DAGGER FOR BEST DEBUT OF THE YEARWHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING:“Glasgow comes alive in Caro Ramsay’s dark, vivid and daring thriller.” Val McDermid⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Instantly, thoroughly enjoyable. Characters complex and very well depicted, writing workmanlike . . . excellent dialogue.” Sandra⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I have fallen in love with Caro Ramsay’s books . . . You will feel the cold of a Scottish winter and the frustration of a small, under-resourced team trying to solve something far too big with far too little. A great read!” ElleJay“Caro Ramsay works hard to bring the cold and constant dark and dirty Glaswegian rain to life . . . On every page the dialogue crackles, the language always remains crisp and fresh, and the details of the murder case are sharp and keenly observed.” Michael L.“As much as this is a detective novel, it’s also a psychological thriller, and as such is beautifully done. It’s hard to believe this is a debut novel.” Colin M.“Ramsay manages to paint a vivid picture of rain-lashed Glasgow. The stark late autumn landscape is a fitting backdrop to the brutal murders.” Publisher’s WeeklyTHE DETECTIVESDI Colin Anderson: A well-qualified graduate with true Scottish grit. He’s calm, efficient and focused — despite his marriage falling apart, and the fact that he’s just a tiny bit in love with the boss’s wife.DS Winifred “Freddie” Costello: Pithy, sometimes crabbit (as they say in Glasgow), Costello is incredibly capable, but not above pushing boundaries when needed. She’s a well-respected officer who always puts police work first. She’s had a crush on DCI McAlpine for many years now, but that doesn’t stop her getting the job done.THE SETTINGDrizzly, grey Glasgow and its seedy backstreets along with up-and-coming new estates is the setting for this gritty series. The realities of poverty and crime are laid bare — with the underfunded police department trying to keep the damn from breaking.DETECTIVES ANDERSON AND COSTELLO MYSTERIESBook 1: ABSOLUTIONBook 2: SINGING TO THE DEADBook 3: DARK WATERMORE BOOKS BY CARO RAMSAY IN THE ANDERSON AND COSTELLO SERIES COMING SOON!

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Ahead of the Game: A Scottish Murder Mystery (DCI Logan Crime Thrillers Book 10)

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“A belter of a crime series” – Thrilling FictionWhen a body is discovered at a popular Highland landmark, it seems like just another day on the job for DCI Jack Logan and his team.Except this body is missing a very vital component, and given its location – The Well of Seven Heads – it seems like someone is trying to send a message. But why? And to whom?With pressure mounting from his superiors, six hundred teenagers baying for blood, and the press sniffing around for a scandal, the only chance Jack has of cracking his latest case is if he finds a way to keep the heid, while all around are losing theirs.Ahead of the Game is the tenth book from bestselling Scottish crime author, JD Kirk, and is perfect for fans of Ian Rankin, Stuart Macbride, and Val McDermid.

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All The Lonely People: From the Richard and Judy bestselling author of Half a World Away comes a warm, life-affirming…

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Shortlisted for the British Book Awards Book of the Year: Pageturners. The 2021 recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Romantic Novelists’ Association.From the bestselling author of The Man I Think I Know comes this heart-warming novel of family, friendship and human connection.’Hubert Bird stole my heart’ Beth O’Leary, author of The Flat-Share and The Switch’Lovely, emotional, uplifting’ Libby Page, author of The Lido’A heartbreaking and ultimately uplifting look at isolation’ GuardianIn phone calls to his daughter in Australia, widower Hubert Bird paints a picture of the perfect retirement, packed with fun and friendship.But Hubert Bird is lying.Something has made him turn his back on people, and he hardly sees a soul.So when his daughter announces she’s coming to visit, Hubert faces a race against time: to make his real life resemble his fake life before he’s found out.Along the way Hubert renews a cherished friendship, is given a second chance at love and even joins an audacious community scheme. But with the secret of his earlier isolation lurking in the shadows, is he destines to always be one of the lonely people?Readers love All The Lonely People:’Best book of 2021 so far’ 5*’I absolutely adored every page’ 5*’Wonderful, moving, emotional and very thought provoking’ 5*’An emotional journey’ 5*’A beautiful book’ 5* ‘Heartbreaking and heartwarming’ 5*

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An Isolated Incident (DCI Logan Crime Thrillers Book 11)

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Do you know who’s knocking at your door?After a violent home invasion in the remote wilds of Glen Coe leaves a family of four dead, DCI Jack Logan and his team are brought in to lead the manhunt.But, when one of the victims is revealed to be one half of legendary 1980s Glasgow-based comedy double act, ‘Neeps & Tatties’, Logan is forced to leave the Highlands and head back to his old stomping ground.He may have spent his career dealing with the worst humanity has to offer, but to find out who killed Archie Tatties and his family, Logan will have to confront his most terrifying challenge yet – the seedy world of Scottish light entertainment.An Isolated Incident is the eleventh book in JD Kirk’s internationally bestselling DCI Logan crime fiction series. Perfect for fans of Chris Brookmyre, Stuart Macbride, and Alex Smith.

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Angel’s Cage (Molotov Obsession Duet Book 2)

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Back in the devil’s lair, I’m at the mercy of a man who fascinates and terrifies me, a tender killer whose obsession with me is growing by the day. Nikolai Molotov is as much my captor as he is my protector, his compound both my safe haven and my gilded cage.If only I could resist his lethally seductive touch… or fight his growing hold on my heart and mind. Because no matter how far I delve into the enigma of his past, I still don’t know the answer to the most crucial question:Just how dangerous is his love for me?Note: This is the conclusion of Nikolai and Chloe’s story.

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Ascendant of Berongar (Forged Alliance Book 4)

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The Alliance war against the Kilvar aliens has turned into a savage, desperate battle against extinction. Each engagement is tougher than the one before, as the enemy’s technological and numerical superiority becomes ever more apparent.Neither humanity nor the Daklan will accept defeat, and a trade is arranged with the once-hated Lavorix – a trade that puts everything on the table.Accompanying the mission to the god ship Ancidium, Captain William Flint is about to be made an offer he’d far prefer to refuse. An entity of terrifying power – the Raklivian – is preparing to complete the Kilvar ascendancy, and the Lavorix believe Flint is the one who can stop it happening.To sweeten the deal, he’s given the newest colossus from the Ancidium’s shipyards. The Demagaron is a warship beyond anything Flint has commanded before, and he’s going to need every one of its multitude of weapons if he’s to come out on top.The Raklivian is on its way to a place – an entire solar system – that’s heavily fortified and guarded by hundreds of Kilvar warships. If this creature escapes, it’s game over – not just for the alliance, but perhaps for every other species in the universe.Ascendant of Berongar is a traditional-style science fiction action adventure and the fourth book in the Forged Alliance series. Inside this book, a reader will find space combat, ground combat, ruthless aliens, incredible tech and lots more.

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Beautiful Little Things in Pretty Beach : A charming 2021 summer beach read of love and life by the sea.

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The delightfully romantic story of Lovely Little Things continues as Pretty Beach eases its way into summer with the next part in the trilogy, Beautiful Little Things. Strap yourself in as we go on a gorgeous ride with lovely Lulu Drinkwater, follow her trials and tribulations and her new life by the sea. We immerse ourselves back into the next part of Lulu’s story and catch up with her as she begins to find her feet in the town she grew up in. Far from her life being over and ending up alone, Lulu’s life is ticking along very nicely and she settles into long, happy days in the sweet little seaside town. Her romance with Ollie Cavendish goes from strength to strength, her business potters along quite nicely and her new job is full of surprises. But not everything is as simple as she thought, and when a blast from the past arrives in Pretty Beach, Lulu yet again wonders how her life seems to always end up so very complicated.Get ready to fall in love again with the utterly delightful town nestled on the coast and Beautiful Little Things in Pretty Beach. ‘Polly Babbington creates magical books.’♥ ♥ ♥Beautiful Little Things is the second in the Lulu Drinkwater Pretty Beach books and book 11 in the Pretty Beach Series. Book 1 (Trilogy 1) The Boat House Pretty Beach (Sallie & Ben)Book 2 (Trilogy 1) Summer Weddings at Pretty Beach (Sallie & Ben)Book 3 (Trilogy 1) Winter at Pretty Beach (Sallie & Ben)Book 4 (Trilogy 2) A Pretty Beach Christmas (Juliette & Luke)Book 5 (Trilogy 2) A Pretty Beach Dream (Juliette & Luke)Book 6 (Trilogy 2) A Pretty Beach Wish (Juliette & Luke) Book 7 (Trilogy 3 ) Secret Evenings in Pretty Beach (Lottie & Connor)Book 8 (Trilogy 3) Secret Places in Pretty Beach (Lottie & Connor)Book 9 (Trilogy 3) Secret Days in Pretty Beach (Lottie & Connor)Book 10 (Trilogy 4) Lovely Little Things in Pretty Beach (Lulu & Ollie)Book 11 (Trilogy 4) Beautiful Little Things in Pretty Beach (Lulu & Ollie)Book 12 (Trilogy 4) Charming Little Things in Pretty Beach (Lulu & Ollie)♥ ♥ ♥Another Pretty Beach book read in a day as I couldn’t put it down. I love the way certain characters are followed in-depth in several books then in the background in others.’ G Harry, Amazon Reviewer.‘Polly amazes me how she can transport you to a place with her writing, another great read, now waiting for the next book.’ Katie H, Amazon Reviewer.‘Another brilliant instalment from Pretty Beach. Lottie is such a warm and wonderful character and I def need her to be my new best friend.’ W.A.R. Amazon Reviewer.‘Couldn’t put this one down, read it in one day. Polly’s writing draws you into the lives of the Pretty Beach residents, highly recommend for easy reading, but be warned you will become hooked. KatieH, Amazon Reviewer‘A magical instalment in the Pretty Beach series. I love Polly Babbington’s writing style and this story of Juliette and Luke is just wonderful.’ W.A.R. Amazon reviewerThis is what romance readers are saying about Polly Babbington’s books:‘What a lovely piece of escapism. I totally fell in love with the descriptions of the decor of Sallie’s place. Is she real? I want to go there……really!’ Julie41, Amazon Reviewer‘5 stars all the way yet again for another wonderful read.’ JudeP Amazon Reviewer‘This is women’s fiction at its romantic best.’ ‘One of my fave comedy novels. Full of feel-good fun, hope and love…’ ‘Such a fun, good modern romance novel.’ ‘I honestly loved all of this romantic beach read – strong female characters and oh the romance on the beach…’ ‘Fab! I’ve loved literally everything about this gorgeous romantic read.’

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Because of You: The bestselling Richard & Judy book club pick

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THE HIGHLY-ACCLAIMED, LIFE-AFFIRMING AND MOVING SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER FROM NUMBER-ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND BRITAIN’S MOST LOVED WOMAN, DAWN FRENCHLONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION AND A RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK’I absolutely loved Because of You. Fantastic, passionate, compassionate, so much wisdom, a lot of humour, very real and credible’ BERNARDINE EVARISTO, Booker Prize-winning author of Girl, Woman, Other’Gorgeous . . . wise and full of love’ MARIAN KEYES__________ Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock . . . midnight. The old millennium turns into the new. In the same hospital, two very different women give birth to two very similar daughters. Hope leaves with a beautiful baby girl. Anna leaves with empty arms. Seventeen years later, the gods who keep watch over broken-hearted mothers wreak mighty revenge, and the truth starts rolling, terrible and deep, toward them all. The power of mother-love will be tested to its limits. Perhaps beyond . . .Because of You is the remarkably poignant story perfect for every Dawn French fan, told with her signature humour, warmth and so much love.’An extraordinary book – sad, heartening, gripping and reassuringly human’ JO BRAND’The final scenes are so perfectly executed they almost broke my heart. Because of You is a story to cherish’ Sunday Express’French manages to pick your heart up with the nib of her pen and slowly pull it apart, heart-wrenchingly, page by page . . . A true writing talent’ My Weekly’Dawn French is a wonderful writer’ Daily Mail’Moving . . . French’s best yet’ Good Housekeeping’Dawn tackles the big ones – love, death, grief, childhood, motherhood, parenthood – head on’ Guardian’Beautifully observed’ The Times READERS LOVE BECAUSE OF YOU:’Dawn had me laughing, crying . . . I loved every word’ 5***** Reader Review’Breathtakingly beautiful with one hell of an ending’ 5***** Reader Review’Heart-breaking but so beautiful’ 5***** Reader Review’Fantastic story, fantastic characters – I want to read it all over again’ 5***** Reader Review’Have your tissues ready when you read this one’ 5***** Reader Review

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A Baby at O’Mara’s (The Guesthouse on the Green Book 10)

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‘If you like Irish humor this is the book for you!’ Reader Review’A lovely warm, family orientated story with endearing characters.’ Reader ReviewEvery guest who comes to stay at O’Mara’s Guesthouse in Dublin has a story to tell. The little red fox who visits the bins in the courtyard has a tale of his own as do the long-serving staff, and the O’Mara family themselves have had their fair share of ups and downs too…Moira O’Mara. The girl who was as flighty as the swallows migrating to Ireland’s shores each spring has finally settled down. She’s a new mammy with a loving partner in Tom, but Moira’s never been more uncertain in her life about whether she’s up for the job.How can the girl who once thought she knew it all suddenly feel like she knows nothing?Nina juggles waiting tables at a Dublin restaurant with working evening shifts at the guesthouse. She yearns for her Spanish home and can’t tell anyone the real reason why.What brought her to Dublin and what or who did she leave behind in Spain?Nina and Moira are both struggling but sometimes the strength you need to get you through can be found in unexpected places.

A Body at the Tea Rooms: A totally addictive English murder mystery novel (A Kate Palmer Novel Book 3)

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Meet Kate Palmer! A semi-retired nurse with a sweet tooth for cake and a talent for solving crimes.Kate Palmer is most disappointed when renovations at her sister Angie’s new tea rooms are derailed after a body is discovered in the cellar. She was looking forward to clotted cream teas with a seaside view. Instead she has another murder mystery to solve…If the village gossip is to be believed, the unfortunate man was connected to the wealthy Hedgefield family. Kate is reluctant to get caught up in the investigation but a curious card in the victim’s jacket pocket sparks her interest. Not to mention the ridiculous rumour Angie is somehow involved! Keen to clear her sister’s name so she can finally eat cake in the charming tea rooms, Kate teams up with handsome retired Detective ‘Woody’ Forrest to untangle the baffling case.After quizzing the locals over copious cups of tea, Kate begins to realise the Hedgefields, who live in a grand mansion and own half the village, are not as perfect as they make out. They’re hiding a long-buried family secret and plenty of people have a grudge against them, including a number of their ex-employees.But who could have murdered a member of Lower Tinworthy’s most enviable family? Was it the old gardener? The seemingly sweet cook? Or the bitter maid?Just as she inches closer to the truth, Angie goes missing. Does amateur sleuth Kate have what it takes to get to the bottom of this extraordinary puzzle and save her sister at the same time?If you love murder mysteries with a brilliant cast of characters, twisty plots and plenty of cake, A Body at the Tea Rooms will have you hooked until the very last page! Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, Faith Martin and Joy Ellis.Why readers are gripped by A Body at the Tea Rooms:‘Addictive… fabulous Cornish-set cosy mystery series… brilliantly plotted… full of clever twists and turns and surprises that keep readers guessing, A Body at the Tea Rooms is a terrific British cosy mystery I read in a single sitting… top-notch British mystery – I cannot wait for the next one!’ Bookish Jottings, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Delightful cosy mystery… I read it in one sitting when I went to bed… and didn’t stop until I finished it just after 1am… perfect for fans of cosy reads and Agatha Christie.’ Confessions of a Bookaholic, ⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Fabulous cozy mystery… I loved… it was a fantastic… awesome twists and turns… so captivating that you are sure to quickly flip page after page. This “curl up on the sofa” mystery will keep your attention and reading quickly, unable to stop until you get to the end. As you flip the last page you are completely stunned as the culprit is revealed… charming mystery is so entertaining…’ Page Turners, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Like putting on a pair of comfy slippers and curling up in the chair for a cozy night in front of the fire… intense and rich in atmosphere… it moves along at a cracking pace… excellent… plenty of twists and turns in this plot, with loads of red herrings planted along the way…’ Fiction Books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘The plot really sucked me in… enjoyed curling up on the sofa and getting dragged into this cosy mystery. I was so absorbed I read it in one sitting… An intriguing and compelling cosy mystery that is perfect for Agatha Christie fans.’ Book Worm 86, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Compelling, gripping and compulsively readable cosy… unexpected twists in the tale and a stunning rural setting this is a guaranteed great read. Highly recommended.’ Avid Reader’s Retreat, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

A Dark Sin: A chilling British detective crime thriller (The Hidden Norfolk Murder Mystery Series Book 8)

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Our darkest secrets are best left buried…When a local journalist is found dead in an isolated spot on Roydon Common, lying beneath a hangman’s noose on the anniversary of a teenager’s suicide, DI Tom Janssen is asked to take on the investigation as a favour to local colleagues and must unpick the deceased man’s life to discover how he came to be there.The dead man was working on something, a story he was keeping close to his chest and even those closest to him, loved ones and colleagues, were kept in the dark. He had his own secrets, a side to his character that he rarely showed to others unless they were unlucky. But what did he know that was so damaging as to be worth killing for? As the team delve into his life, past and present, the investigation pulls in successful business people, grieving family members, and a local celebrity with fascinating stories to tell. As the investigation develops it becomes clear that more than one person is harbouring a secret… but are they secrets that are worth a man’s life? As past sins threaten to be exposed, will someone be forced into killing again?Set within the mysterious beauty of coastal Norfolk, this fast-paced British detective novel is a dark murder mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end when the final shocking twist is revealed.A Dark Sin is the eighth novel in the Hidden Norfolk series of thrillers from the million selling British crime writer, JM Dalgliesh, the author of the Dark Yorkshire books. Perfect for fans of LJ Ross, JD Kirk, Angela Marsons, Alex Smith and Damien Boyd.

A Gambling Man (Aloysius Archer series Book 2)

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Evoking the golden age of crime, and for fans of Raymond Chandler and Agatha Christie, comes A Gambling Man, from one of the world’s bestselling thriller writers, David Baldacci.A lucky roll of the diceCalifornia, 1949. Aloysius Archer is on his way to start a new job with a renowned Private Investigator in Bay Town. Feeling lucky, he stops off at a casino in Reno, where he meets an aspiring actress, Liberty Callahan. Together, they head west on a journey filled with danger and surprises – because Archer isn’t the only one with a secretive past.A risk worth takingArriving in a town rife with corruption, Archer is tasked with finding out who is doing everything they can to disrupt the appointment of a top official. Then two seemingly unconnected people are murdered at a burlesque club. In a tight-lipped community, Archer must dig deep to reveal the connection between the victims. All bets are offAs the final perilous showdown unfurls, Archer will need all of his skills to decipher the truth from the lies and finally, to prove she’s a star in the making, will Liberty have her moment in the spotlight?

A Letter to the Last House Before the Sea: An absolutely stunning page-turner filled with family secrets (Heaven’s Cove…

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High on the clifftops, Lettie takes a deep breath of salty air and opens the letter. There is no signature, and the old-fashioned handwriting is faint against the yellowed paper. The message, and the tiny gold key inside, will turn her life upside down…Lettie Starcross makes her way along the cobbled streets of Heaven’s Cove, clutching a little key and searching for answers about her kind, twinkly-eyed Great Aunt Iris, whom she misses terribly. With no job back home, and no-one in her family understanding how adrift she feels, Lettie wonders if her aunt was lonely just like her – is that why she fled this pretty seaside village years ago and never returned?Staying at Driftwood House where Iris lived, now a cosy B&B, Lettie can almost hear Iris’s laughter on the breeze. And when she locks eyes with brooding fisherman Corey as he’s singing a haunting sea shanty in the local tavern, the sparks that fly between them are a welcome distraction from her grief.But everything changes when Lettie meets Corey’s grandmother. Hearing the name ‘Iris Starcross’, her wrinkled face turns pale. Then she tells Lettie a devastating secret: seventy years ago, a choice Iris made tore apart this tight-knit community.Heartbroken, Lettie questions if she ever really understood her beloved aunt – and if Corey knew about this shocking rift all along. So when her sister calls begging her to come home, Lettie is torn. If she stays to find what the key unlocks, can she discover the truth about what Iris did – and fight for her own fresh start? Or will she be the next Starcross woman to run from Heaven’s Cove forever?An absolutely gorgeous read that will whisk you away to the stunning Devon coast, about family secrets, long-lost love and coming home. Perfect for fans of Debbie Macomber, Rosanna Ley and Sheila O’Flanagan.Read what everyone’s saying about A Letter to the Last House Before the Sea:‘WOW… brilliant… made me laugh, smile and cry… beautifully written… I was absolutely hooked from the beginning.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘An excellent read… lots of drama, broken hearts, humour… I read it in one sitting and it was a blast from start to finish.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘I was hooked from the outset and read it in one sitting… An absolute dream of a read that is adorable from start to finish.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Delightful… charming… gives you a nice fuzzy cozy feeling… so beautiful… A perfect heart-warming summer beach or garden read!’ @jasminegalsreadinglog‘Beautiful… I fell in love… I loved every page!’ Lu Reviews Books ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘What a fantastic read. Read in one sitting, loved the story… A jolly good read.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘I absolutely loved this book!… great, fun read that I enjoyed! I highly recommend this book!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘A beautifully written novel full of twists and turns making it hard to put down.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Warm and uplifting… beautiful… filled with drama, tears, and secrets… heart-warming… stole my heart… I thoroughly enjoyed this book… not to be missed!’ Wordsopedia

A New York Secret: A heartbreaking and unforgettable World War 2 historical novel (Daughters of New York Book 1)

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She looked at the telegram in horror, the words blurring in front of her eyes. She dropped to her knees, feeling that her entire world was ending. The paper slipped from her hands as she put her head in hands, sobs wracking her chest…1942, New York. As war rages in Europe, Lily Rose is grateful for her perfect life: the love of her wealthy uptown parents in their beautiful brownstone overlooking the park and her dream job as a chef at one of New York’s finest restaurants, the art deco dream that is Valentino’s. But in her heart, Lily is drawn towards the bohemian Sicilian community in Greenwich Village, where gorgeous fresh fruit spills onto the pavement and the smell of freshly baked cannoli tempt her inside every Italian deli.Part of the attraction is Tom Morelli, talented chef at Valentino’s and handsome grandson of Sicilian immigrants, whose deep brown eyes call to her and set her heart on fire. As wartime rationing bites in the city, Lily and Tom stay up late, dreaming up delicious meals that will see Valentino’s through the war and distract New Yorkers from the threat of sons and sweethearts being called up. Lily knows he has found the key to her heart.Then Tom receives a devastating summons that changes everything: he is drafted to Italy. He must return to his beautiful homeland to fight a desperate war.Suddenly alone, with only the memory of Tom’s last kiss, Lily turns to her parents for support. But when her mother finds out about her relationship, she is furious. When the war ends, Lily’s duty is to marry the man picked for her, raise children and never work again. They give her a heartbreaking ultimatum: end her relationship with Tom and give up her job or lose her family and inheritance forever.Lily knows she must follow her heart to Valentino’s and to Tom. But when Tom is declared missing in action, Lily is totally heartbroken. If she pursues her dreams, will there be anything left for her when the war is over?From top-ten bestseller Ella Carey comes an utterly heartbreaking historical novel, inspired by true events, about the courage, love and friendships that sustain us in the darkest of days. Fans of Fiona Davis, Rhys Bowen and The Nightingale will be captivated. What readers are saying about A New York Secret:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Unforgettable… Truly amazing and I could not put it down. Make sure to put it on your must-read list this year. An emotional and utterly unputdownable novel.” Breakfast with Rachel⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “What a wonderful story, it gripped me from the first page until the last. I loved it… I wish I could give it more stars.” Goodreads Reviewer⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Will entrance you from the very beginning… Truly amazing and one I could not put down. Make sure to put it on your must-read list… Emotional and utterly unputdownable novel, inspired by true events.” Goodreads Reviewer⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I loved this story and right up to the end I was on the edge of my seat, wondering how it was all going to play out. Highly recommended.” Goodreads Reviewer⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “So masterfully captured the time period that I believed the story to be real and that the events really happened… As you turn over the last page, you’ll be wanting more. A must-buy… Phenomenal.” Goodreads Reviewer⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Wow!… An amazing read… A rollercoaster of emotions… I smiled, cried and gasped.” Goodreads Reviewer“I really enjoyed this book by Ella!… Wow!… So engaging.” Goodreads Reviewer⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Fast, fun and emotional… One of my favorite World War Two novels.” Goodreads Reviewer

A Place To Bury Strangers (Atticus Priest Book 2)

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A dog walker finds a human bone on lonely Salisbury Plain. DCI Mackenzie Jones investigates the grisly discovery but cannot explain how it ended up there. She contacts disgraced ex-detective Atticus Priest and the two of them trace the bone to a graveyard in the nearby village of Imber. But the village was abandoned after it was purchased by the Ministry of Defence to train the army, so why have bodies been buried in the graveyard since the church was closed?At the same time, Atticus is approached by a single dad who needs his help to track down his missing daughter. Atticus takes on the case and finds himself battling a London gang who are selling their drugs in Salisbury and a host of witnesses who don’t seem to be telling him the truth. Atticus and Mack deal with the fiendishly complex case and unpick a conspiracy that cuts to the heart of the English establishment – while dealing with their own feelings for one another. A breathtaking, twisty adventure, A Place to Bury Strangers is the second Atticus Priest mystery and one that you won’t be able to put down until you’ve turned the final page.

A Song for the Dark Times: The Brand New Must-Read Rebus Thriller

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From the iconic Number One bestseller Ian Rankin, comes one of the must-read books of the year: A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES ‘Genius … Only great novels capture the spirit of the age. This is one of them.’THE TIMES* * * * *’He’s gone…’When his daughter Samantha calls in the dead of night, John Rebus knows it’s not good news. Her husband has been missing for two days.Rebus fears the worst – and knows from his lifetime in the police that his daughter will be the prime suspect.He wasn’t the best father – the job always came first – but now his daughter needs him more than ever. But is he going as a father or a detective?As he leaves at dawn to drive to the windswept coast – and a small town with big secrets – he wonders whether this might be the first time in his life where the truth is the one thing he doesn’t want to find…PRAISE FOR A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES:’Magnificent … utterly unputdownable and an immersive pleasure’ MARIAN KEYES’This is Rankin at his best, Rebus at his best, storytelling that meets the moment and transcends all genres and expectations’ MICHAEL CONNELLY’An outstanding addition to one of the finest bodies of work in crime fiction’ MICK HERRON’Rankin remains the king of the castle’ THE TIMES’Typically compelling’ DAILY TELEGRAPH’Masterly storytelling’ SUNDAY EXPRESS’Excellent’ LIZ NUGENT’The best that the crime genre can offer’ FT’Rankin grows better with time . . . Rebus grows ever more compelling’ DAILY MAIL* * * * *PRAISE FOR THE ICONIC NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER:’Ian Rankin is a genius’LEE CHILD’A master storyteller’GUARDIAN’Rebus is one of British crime writing’s greatest characters: alongside Holmes, Poirot and Morse’DAILY MAIL’Great fiction, full stop’THE TIMES’One of Britain’s leading novelists in any genre’NEW STATESMAN’Rankin is a phenomenon’SPECTATOR’Worthy of Agatha Christie at her best’SCOTSMAN’The king of crime fiction’SUNDAY EXPRESS

A Taste of Home

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The delicious new novel from Sunday Times bestseller Heidi Swain: ‘Heidi’s known for her feel-good factor and this story is a delight’ New! Magazine   ‘A charming, summery read’ The People’s Friend   ‘A summer trip to Wynbridge will never disappoint. Swain’s writing as always is so delicious you could eat it all up’ My Weekly ‘Visions of luscious strawberries and raspberries leap from the pages’ My Weekly Special    ‘A story so full of sunshine you almost feel the rays’  Woman’s Weekly   ‘Family always comes first in Swain’s inspirational books and A Taste of Home brims with the real-life issues, evocative landscapes, heartfelt emotions and all the love, laughter and tears that we have come to expect from this accomplished author’ Lancashire Post Fliss Brown has grown up living with her mother on the Rossi family’s Italian fruit farm. But when her mother dies, Fliss finds out she has a family of her own, and heads back to England with Nonna Rossi’s recipe for cherry and almond tart and a piece of advice: connect with your family before it is too late… Fliss discovers that her estranged grandfather owns a fruit farm himself, on the outskirts of Wynbridge, and she arrives to find a farm that has fallen into disrepair. Using her knowledge gleaned from working on the Rossi farm and her desire to find out more about her past, Fliss rolls her sleeves up and gets stuck in. But what will she discover, and can she resurrect the farm’s glory days and find a taste of home…? Your favourite authors love Heidi Swain’s books:A summer delight!’ SARAH MORGAN‘I loved this gorgeous story of family secrets and second chances’ RACHAEL LUCAS, author of The Telephone Box Library‘A delightfully sunny read with added intrigue and secrets’ BELLA OSBORNE ‘I so enjoyed my seaside escape at Wynmouth. With heart-warming characters, a gorgeous summer setting, and a great story with secrets aplenty to keep you turning the pages, it’s the perfect read to relax and curl up at home with’ CAROLINE ROBERTS ‘A ray of reading sunshine!’ Laura Kemp, author of A Year of Surprising Acts of Kindness ‘A lovely, sweet, summery read’ Milly Johnson    

A Village Vacancy: the laugh-out-loud new book from the bestselling author of A Village Affair

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‘A Village Vacancy is a tour de force of beautiful, funny and emotional storytelling’ Fay KeenanFrom the bestselling author of A Village Affair comes a laugh out loud new Westenbury tale… As the Yorkshire village of Westenbury mourns the loss of one of their own, the women can’t help but contemplate who will fill the vacancy in one handsome widower’s life…Grace Stevens has decided it’s time to move on without her husband. He’s off gallivanting around Devon in search of a new life, and good riddance. It’s time to go back to teaching, so Grace returns to Little Acorns and takes on an unruly class of pre-teens.As she deals with disasters in – and out of – the classroom including an accidental dalliance with her most troublesome pupil’s dad, helping track down a drug ring and keeping up with her closest girlfriends, Grace begins to wonder more and more about the sparkle in David’s eyes and the sparking chemistry between them.Could Grace be the one to fill this village vacancy? Praise for Julie Houston: ‘A warm, funny story of sisters and the secrets they keep’ Sheila O’Flanagan’Warm, funny and well written, with a page-turning plot, this book has everything! I loved it!’ Katie Fforde’Julie Houston at her best – heartfelt and hilarious’ Sandy Barker’Laugh-out-loud hilarious and heartwarming!’ Mandy Baggot’This book is an absolute gigglefest with characters you’ll fall in love with!’ Katie Ginger

A VOW OF POVERTY an utterly gripping crime mystery (Sister Joan Murder Mystery Book 8)

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Once you start reading it, it’s hard to put down.” Peter“We have a secret the Devil and I.”These are the chilling words on the back of an old photograph that Sister Joan uncovers while cleaning out the attic storerooms.What she discovers among the dusty antiques leads to her most dangerous case yet.Joan has the strangest feeling that she’s being followed. But the person she thinks she saw died over a year ago . . . Or did he?Then a young secretary turns up dead. She’s been strangled. Another body is found and Sister Joan must get to the bottom of things before the murderer strikes again.MEET SISTER JOAN, A REBEL NUN WHO VOWS TO FIND OUT THE TRUTH.PERFECT FOR FANS OF BLACK NARCISSUS, FAITH MARTIN, LIS HOWELL, JEANNE M. DAMS, MARGARET MAYHEW, DAPHNE DU MAURIER, MARGARET FRAZER, ELLIS PETERS or CORA HARRISON.What readers are saying about A Vow of Poverty:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Excellent.” Christine“Joan’s wry wit and shrewd observations add zest to the mystery.” Publisher’s Weekly“A Vow of Poverty is another great addition to Veronica Black’s Sister Joan series of whodunits.” Shannon“If you like your crime stories with touches of humour and an insight into human behaviour then give this one a try.” DamaskcatTHE DETECTIVESister Joan is thirty-five and a natural rebel. Coming late to her vocation, she still remembers life outside the convent. But having left behind her lover to serve God, she is now committed to her path. When her Mother Superior sends her to the Cornwall House, her loyalties are split — but she knows her ultimate duty is to the truth.SISTER JOAN MYSTERY SERIESBook 1: A VOW OF SILENCEBook 2: A VOW OF CHASTITYBook 3: A VOW OF SANCTITYBook 4: A VOW OF OBEDIENCEBook 5: A VOW OF PENANCEBook 6: A VOW OF DEVOTIONBook 7: A VOW OF FIDELITYBook 8: A VOW OF POVERTYBook 9: A VOW OF ADORATIONMore coming soon. Join the Joffe Books mailing list to hear about them.

A Warrior’s Burden: Book One of Saga of the Known Lands

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Where he walks, death follows.He was once known as Prince Bernard, ruler of his people and the man who led them in the Fey War against creatures out of myth and legend, beings out of nightmare. A man renowned for his strength, a man feared by his own people as much as his enemies. But there are other names for him, too. Kingslayer. Oathbreaker. Traitor. The Crimson Prince.And they are all true.Now, he is simply Cutter, a man who arrived at the village of Brighton, a small place on the outskirts of the Known Lands, where men and women brave the harsh temperatures and freezing winds to survive. A man who brought with him a past full of regrets and an infant child, one he swore to protect.For fifteen years, he watched over the child, hidden away in the desolate wilderness. But a man cannot run from his past—not forever. Sooner or later, it catches him. Always, it catches him.Death comes to Brighton, led by a brother he betrayed and the troops of a kingdom he betrayed. Death comes to Brighton—and it is he who brought it.With an entire kingdom against him, with the Fey stirring restlessly in the Black wood, eager for revenge, a lone warrior, once a prince, will be forced to take up his axe once more to protect the youth. To keep his promise.It is heavy that axe, that promise, but he carries it, as he must. It is the price of his sins.It is a warrior’s burden.A Warrior’s Burden is the first book in Saga of the Known Lands, a new series by bestselling author Jacob Peppers. It is a grimdark epic fantasy tale of creatures out of myth and legend, magic, battles, and warriors pitted against each other in a deadly struggle to survive. Are you looking for an action-filled character-driven fantasy? Then come and take your first steps into the Known Lands…

ABSOLUTION an absolutely gripping Scottish crime thriller with a stunning climax (Detectives Anderson and Costello…

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I am hooked.” Judith“Brilliant in twisting the tension tauter with each page.” The Guardian“Ramsay handles her characters with aplomb, the dialogue crackles and the search for the killer has surprising twists and turns.” The Observer“Many shivers in store for readers, followed by a shattering climax.” The Times____________________Fans of Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, Denise Mina, Matt Brolly, Carol Wyer, Joy Ellis, Stuart MacBride, Angela Marsons, Helen H. Durrant, JD Kirk, DS Butler and LJ Ross will love this series.Meet your next favourite Scottish detectives: DI Colin Anderson and DS Winifred ‘Freddie’ CostelloA serial killer is stalking Glasgow.A woman is found dead in her own home. No sign of forced entry. But she is posed as though on the cross. Ripped open and bled to death. With a blistering of chloroform round her mouth and nose.She’s not the first victim found like this.Detectives Anderson and Costello are on the case. But their boss, DCI Alan McAlpine, is unravelling before their eyes.The past holds horrific memories for McAlpine. He last worked this beat some twenty years earlier, when he was assigned to guard a woman, faceless after a sadistic acid attack. He couldn’t protect her.The past is resurfacing.Three women are dead.Can they stop a serial killer who’s terrifying the gritty streets of Glasgow?A Scottish police procedural that will keep your pulse racing from electrifying opening to heart-stopping finish. ____________________SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA’S NEW BLOOD DAGGER FOR BEST DEBUT OF THE YEARWHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING:“Glasgow comes alive in Caro Ramsay’s dark, vivid and daring thriller.” Val McDermid⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Instantly, thoroughly enjoyable. Characters complex and very well depicted, writing workmanlike . . . excellent dialogue.” Sandra⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I have fallen in love with Caro Ramsay’s books . . . You will feel the cold of a Scottish winter and the frustration of a small, under-resourced team trying to solve something far too big with far too little. A great read!” ElleJay“Caro Ramsay works hard to bring the cold and constant dark and dirty Glaswegian rain to life . . . On every page the dialogue crackles, the language always remains crisp and fresh, and the details of the murder case are sharp and keenly observed.” Michael L.“As much as this is a detective novel, it’s also a psychological thriller, and as such is beautifully done. It’s hard to believe this is a debut novel.” Colin M.“Ramsay manages to paint a vivid picture of rain-lashed Glasgow. The stark late autumn landscape is a fitting backdrop to the brutal murders.” Publisher’s WeeklyTHE DETECTIVESDI Colin Anderson: A well-qualified graduate with true Scottish grit. He’s calm, efficient and focused — despite his marriage falling apart, and the fact that he’s just a tiny bit in love with the boss’s wife.DS Winifred “Freddie” Costello: Pithy, sometimes crabbit (as they say in Glasgow), Costello is incredibly capable, but not above pushing boundaries when needed. She’s a well-respected officer who always puts police work first. She’s had a crush on DCI McAlpine for many years now, but that doesn’t stop her getting the job done.THE SETTINGDrizzly, grey Glasgow and its seedy backstreets along with up-and-coming new estates is the setting for this gritty series. The realities of poverty and crime are laid bare — with the underfunded police department trying to keep the damn from breaking.DETECTIVES ANDERSON AND COSTELLO MYSTERIESBook 1: ABSOLUTIONBook 2: SINGING TO THE DEADBook 3: DARK WATERMORE BOOKS BY CARO RAMSAY IN THE ANDERSON AND COSTELLO SERIES COMING SOON!

Ahead of the Game: A Scottish Murder Mystery (DCI Logan Crime Thrillers Book 10)

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“A belter of a crime series” – Thrilling FictionWhen a body is discovered at a popular Highland landmark, it seems like just another day on the job for DCI Jack Logan and his team.Except this body is missing a very vital component, and given its location – The Well of Seven Heads – it seems like someone is trying to send a message. But why? And to whom?With pressure mounting from his superiors, six hundred teenagers baying for blood, and the press sniffing around for a scandal, the only chance Jack has of cracking his latest case is if he finds a way to keep the heid, while all around are losing theirs.Ahead of the Game is the tenth book from bestselling Scottish crime author, JD Kirk, and is perfect for fans of Ian Rankin, Stuart Macbride, and Val McDermid.

All The Lonely People: From the Richard and Judy bestselling author of Half a World Away comes a warm, life-affirming…

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Shortlisted for the British Book Awards Book of the Year: Pageturners. The 2021 recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Romantic Novelists’ Association.From the bestselling author of The Man I Think I Know comes this heart-warming novel of family, friendship and human connection.’Hubert Bird stole my heart’ Beth O’Leary, author of The Flat-Share and The Switch’Lovely, emotional, uplifting’ Libby Page, author of The Lido’A heartbreaking and ultimately uplifting look at isolation’ GuardianIn phone calls to his daughter in Australia, widower Hubert Bird paints a picture of the perfect retirement, packed with fun and friendship.But Hubert Bird is lying.Something has made him turn his back on people, and he hardly sees a soul.So when his daughter announces she’s coming to visit, Hubert faces a race against time: to make his real life resemble his fake life before he’s found out.Along the way Hubert renews a cherished friendship, is given a second chance at love and even joins an audacious community scheme. But with the secret of his earlier isolation lurking in the shadows, is he destines to always be one of the lonely people?Readers love All The Lonely People:’Best book of 2021 so far’ 5*’I absolutely adored every page’ 5*’Wonderful, moving, emotional and very thought provoking’ 5*’An emotional journey’ 5*’A beautiful book’ 5* ‘Heartbreaking and heartwarming’ 5*

An Isolated Incident (DCI Logan Crime Thrillers Book 11)

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Do you know who’s knocking at your door?After a violent home invasion in the remote wilds of Glen Coe leaves a family of four dead, DCI Jack Logan and his team are brought in to lead the manhunt.But, when one of the victims is revealed to be one half of legendary 1980s Glasgow-based comedy double act, ‘Neeps & Tatties’, Logan is forced to leave the Highlands and head back to his old stomping ground.He may have spent his career dealing with the worst humanity has to offer, but to find out who killed Archie Tatties and his family, Logan will have to confront his most terrifying challenge yet – the seedy world of Scottish light entertainment.An Isolated Incident is the eleventh book in JD Kirk’s internationally bestselling DCI Logan crime fiction series. Perfect for fans of Chris Brookmyre, Stuart Macbride, and Alex Smith.

Angel’s Cage (Molotov Obsession Duet Book 2)

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Back in the devil’s lair, I’m at the mercy of a man who fascinates and terrifies me, a tender killer whose obsession with me is growing by the day. Nikolai Molotov is as much my captor as he is my protector, his compound both my safe haven and my gilded cage.If only I could resist his lethally seductive touch… or fight his growing hold on my heart and mind. Because no matter how far I delve into the enigma of his past, I still don’t know the answer to the most crucial question:Just how dangerous is his love for me?Note: This is the conclusion of Nikolai and Chloe’s story.

Ascendant of Berongar (Forged Alliance Book 4)

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The Alliance war against the Kilvar aliens has turned into a savage, desperate battle against extinction. Each engagement is tougher than the one before, as the enemy’s technological and numerical superiority becomes ever more apparent.Neither humanity nor the Daklan will accept defeat, and a trade is arranged with the once-hated Lavorix – a trade that puts everything on the table.Accompanying the mission to the god ship Ancidium, Captain William Flint is about to be made an offer he’d far prefer to refuse. An entity of terrifying power – the Raklivian – is preparing to complete the Kilvar ascendancy, and the Lavorix believe Flint is the one who can stop it happening.To sweeten the deal, he’s given the newest colossus from the Ancidium’s shipyards. The Demagaron is a warship beyond anything Flint has commanded before, and he’s going to need every one of its multitude of weapons if he’s to come out on top.The Raklivian is on its way to a place – an entire solar system – that’s heavily fortified and guarded by hundreds of Kilvar warships. If this creature escapes, it’s game over – not just for the alliance, but perhaps for every other species in the universe.Ascendant of Berongar is a traditional-style science fiction action adventure and the fourth book in the Forged Alliance series. Inside this book, a reader will find space combat, ground combat, ruthless aliens, incredible tech and lots more.

Beautiful Little Things in Pretty Beach : A charming 2021 summer beach read of love and life by the sea.

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The delightfully romantic story of Lovely Little Things continues as Pretty Beach eases its way into summer with the next part in the trilogy, Beautiful Little Things. Strap yourself in as we go on a gorgeous ride with lovely Lulu Drinkwater, follow her trials and tribulations and her new life by the sea. We immerse ourselves back into the next part of Lulu’s story and catch up with her as she begins to find her feet in the town she grew up in. Far from her life being over and ending up alone, Lulu’s life is ticking along very nicely and she settles into long, happy days in the sweet little seaside town. Her romance with Ollie Cavendish goes from strength to strength, her business potters along quite nicely and her new job is full of surprises. But not everything is as simple as she thought, and when a blast from the past arrives in Pretty Beach, Lulu yet again wonders how her life seems to always end up so very complicated.Get ready to fall in love again with the utterly delightful town nestled on the coast and Beautiful Little Things in Pretty Beach. ‘Polly Babbington creates magical books.’♥ ♥ ♥Beautiful Little Things is the second in the Lulu Drinkwater Pretty Beach books and book 11 in the Pretty Beach Series. Book 1 (Trilogy 1) The Boat House Pretty Beach (Sallie & Ben)Book 2 (Trilogy 1) Summer Weddings at Pretty Beach (Sallie & Ben)Book 3 (Trilogy 1) Winter at Pretty Beach (Sallie & Ben)Book 4 (Trilogy 2) A Pretty Beach Christmas (Juliette & Luke)Book 5 (Trilogy 2) A Pretty Beach Dream (Juliette & Luke)Book 6 (Trilogy 2) A Pretty Beach Wish (Juliette & Luke) Book 7 (Trilogy 3 ) Secret Evenings in Pretty Beach (Lottie & Connor)Book 8 (Trilogy 3) Secret Places in Pretty Beach (Lottie & Connor)Book 9 (Trilogy 3) Secret Days in Pretty Beach (Lottie & Connor)Book 10 (Trilogy 4) Lovely Little Things in Pretty Beach (Lulu & Ollie)Book 11 (Trilogy 4) Beautiful Little Things in Pretty Beach (Lulu & Ollie)Book 12 (Trilogy 4) Charming Little Things in Pretty Beach (Lulu & Ollie)♥ ♥ ♥Another Pretty Beach book read in a day as I couldn’t put it down. I love the way certain characters are followed in-depth in several books then in the background in others.’ G Harry, Amazon Reviewer.‘Polly amazes me how she can transport you to a place with her writing, another great read, now waiting for the next book.’ Katie H, Amazon Reviewer.‘Another brilliant instalment from Pretty Beach. Lottie is such a warm and wonderful character and I def need her to be my new best friend.’ W.A.R. Amazon Reviewer.‘Couldn’t put this one down, read it in one day. Polly’s writing draws you into the lives of the Pretty Beach residents, highly recommend for easy reading, but be warned you will become hooked. KatieH, Amazon Reviewer‘A magical instalment in the Pretty Beach series. I love Polly Babbington’s writing style and this story of Juliette and Luke is just wonderful.’ W.A.R. Amazon reviewerThis is what romance readers are saying about Polly Babbington’s books:‘What a lovely piece of escapism. I totally fell in love with the descriptions of the decor of Sallie’s place. Is she real? I want to go there……really!’ Julie41, Amazon Reviewer‘5 stars all the way yet again for another wonderful read.’ JudeP Amazon Reviewer‘This is women’s fiction at its romantic best.’ ‘One of my fave comedy novels. Full of feel-good fun, hope and love…’ ‘Such a fun, good modern romance novel.’ ‘I honestly loved all of this romantic beach read – strong female characters and oh the romance on the beach…’ ‘Fab! I’ve loved literally everything about this gorgeous romantic read.’

Because of You: The bestselling Richard & Judy book club pick

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THE HIGHLY-ACCLAIMED, LIFE-AFFIRMING AND MOVING SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER FROM NUMBER-ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND BRITAIN’S MOST LOVED WOMAN, DAWN FRENCHLONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION AND A RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK’I absolutely loved Because of You. Fantastic, passionate, compassionate, so much wisdom, a lot of humour, very real and credible’ BERNARDINE EVARISTO, Booker Prize-winning author of Girl, Woman, Other’Gorgeous . . . wise and full of love’ MARIAN KEYES__________ Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock . . . midnight. The old millennium turns into the new. In the same hospital, two very different women give birth to two very similar daughters. Hope leaves with a beautiful baby girl. Anna leaves with empty arms. Seventeen years later, the gods who keep watch over broken-hearted mothers wreak mighty revenge, and the truth starts rolling, terrible and deep, toward them all. The power of mother-love will be tested to its limits. Perhaps beyond . . .Because of You is the remarkably poignant story perfect for every Dawn French fan, told with her signature humour, warmth and so much love.’An extraordinary book – sad, heartening, gripping and reassuringly human’ JO BRAND’The final scenes are so perfectly executed they almost broke my heart. Because of You is a story to cherish’ Sunday Express’French manages to pick your heart up with the nib of her pen and slowly pull it apart, heart-wrenchingly, page by page . . . A true writing talent’ My Weekly’Dawn French is a wonderful writer’ Daily Mail’Moving . . . French’s best yet’ Good Housekeeping’Dawn tackles the big ones – love, death, grief, childhood, motherhood, parenthood – head on’ Guardian’Beautifully observed’ The Times READERS LOVE BECAUSE OF YOU:’Dawn had me laughing, crying . . . I loved every word’ 5***** Reader Review’Breathtakingly beautiful with one hell of an ending’ 5***** Reader Review’Heart-breaking but so beautiful’ 5***** Reader Review’Fantastic story, fantastic characters – I want to read it all over again’ 5***** Reader Review’Have your tissues ready when you read this one’ 5***** Reader Review

A Baby at O’Mara’s (The Guesthouse on the Green Book 10)

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‘If you like Irish humor this is the book for you!’ Reader Review’A lovely warm, family orientated story with endearing characters.’ Reader ReviewEvery guest who comes to stay at O’Mara’s Guesthouse in Dublin has a story to tell. The little red fox who visits the bins in the courtyard has a tale of his own as do the long-serving staff, and the O’Mara family themselves have had their fair share of ups and downs too…Moira O’Mara. The girl who was as flighty as the swallows migrating to Ireland’s shores each spring has finally settled down. She’s a new mammy with a loving partner in Tom, but Moira’s never been more uncertain in her life about whether she’s up for the job.How can the girl who once thought she knew it all suddenly feel like she knows nothing?Nina juggles waiting tables at a Dublin restaurant with working evening shifts at the guesthouse. She yearns for her Spanish home and can’t tell anyone the real reason why.What brought her to Dublin and what or who did she leave behind in Spain?Nina and Moira are both struggling but sometimes the strength you need to get you through can be found in unexpected places.

A Body at the Tea Rooms: A totally addictive English murder mystery novel (A Kate Palmer Novel Book 3)

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Meet Kate Palmer! A semi-retired nurse with a sweet tooth for cake and a talent for solving crimes.Kate Palmer is most disappointed when renovations at her sister Angie’s new tea rooms are derailed after a body is discovered in the cellar. She was looking forward to clotted cream teas with a seaside view. Instead she has another murder mystery to solve…If the village gossip is to be believed, the unfortunate man was connected to the wealthy Hedgefield family. Kate is reluctant to get caught up in the investigation but a curious card in the victim’s jacket pocket sparks her interest. Not to mention the ridiculous rumour Angie is somehow involved! Keen to clear her sister’s name so she can finally eat cake in the charming tea rooms, Kate teams up with handsome retired Detective ‘Woody’ Forrest to untangle the baffling case.After quizzing the locals over copious cups of tea, Kate begins to realise the Hedgefields, who live in a grand mansion and own half the village, are not as perfect as they make out. They’re hiding a long-buried family secret and plenty of people have a grudge against them, including a number of their ex-employees.But who could have murdered a member of Lower Tinworthy’s most enviable family? Was it the old gardener? The seemingly sweet cook? Or the bitter maid?Just as she inches closer to the truth, Angie goes missing. Does amateur sleuth Kate have what it takes to get to the bottom of this extraordinary puzzle and save her sister at the same time?If you love murder mysteries with a brilliant cast of characters, twisty plots and plenty of cake, A Body at the Tea Rooms will have you hooked until the very last page! Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, Faith Martin and Joy Ellis.Why readers are gripped by A Body at the Tea Rooms:‘Addictive… fabulous Cornish-set cosy mystery series… brilliantly plotted… full of clever twists and turns and surprises that keep readers guessing, A Body at the Tea Rooms is a terrific British cosy mystery I read in a single sitting… top-notch British mystery – I cannot wait for the next one!’ Bookish Jottings, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Delightful cosy mystery… I read it in one sitting when I went to bed… and didn’t stop until I finished it just after 1am… perfect for fans of cosy reads and Agatha Christie.’ Confessions of a Bookaholic, ⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Fabulous cozy mystery… I loved… it was a fantastic… awesome twists and turns… so captivating that you are sure to quickly flip page after page. This “curl up on the sofa” mystery will keep your attention and reading quickly, unable to stop until you get to the end. As you flip the last page you are completely stunned as the culprit is revealed… charming mystery is so entertaining…’ Page Turners, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Like putting on a pair of comfy slippers and curling up in the chair for a cozy night in front of the fire… intense and rich in atmosphere… it moves along at a cracking pace… excellent… plenty of twists and turns in this plot, with loads of red herrings planted along the way…’ Fiction Books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘The plot really sucked me in… enjoyed curling up on the sofa and getting dragged into this cosy mystery. I was so absorbed I read it in one sitting… An intriguing and compelling cosy mystery that is perfect for Agatha Christie fans.’ Book Worm 86, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Compelling, gripping and compulsively readable cosy… unexpected twists in the tale and a stunning rural setting this is a guaranteed great read. Highly recommended.’ Avid Reader’s Retreat, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

A Dark Sin: A chilling British detective crime thriller (The Hidden Norfolk Murder Mystery Series Book 8)

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Our darkest secrets are best left buried…When a local journalist is found dead in an isolated spot on Roydon Common, lying beneath a hangman’s noose on the anniversary of a teenager’s suicide, DI Tom Janssen is asked to take on the investigation as a favour to local colleagues and must unpick the deceased man’s life to discover how he came to be there.The dead man was working on something, a story he was keeping close to his chest and even those closest to him, loved ones and colleagues, were kept in the dark. He had his own secrets, a side to his character that he rarely showed to others unless they were unlucky. But what did he know that was so damaging as to be worth killing for? As the team delve into his life, past and present, the investigation pulls in successful business people, grieving family members, and a local celebrity with fascinating stories to tell. As the investigation develops it becomes clear that more than one person is harbouring a secret… but are they secrets that are worth a man’s life? As past sins threaten to be exposed, will someone be forced into killing again?Set within the mysterious beauty of coastal Norfolk, this fast-paced British detective novel is a dark murder mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end when the final shocking twist is revealed.A Dark Sin is the eighth novel in the Hidden Norfolk series of thrillers from the million selling British crime writer, JM Dalgliesh, the author of the Dark Yorkshire books. Perfect for fans of LJ Ross, JD Kirk, Angela Marsons, Alex Smith and Damien Boyd.

A Gambling Man (Aloysius Archer series Book 2)

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Evoking the golden age of crime, and for fans of Raymond Chandler and Agatha Christie, comes A Gambling Man, from one of the world’s bestselling thriller writers, David Baldacci.A lucky roll of the diceCalifornia, 1949. Aloysius Archer is on his way to start a new job with a renowned Private Investigator in Bay Town. Feeling lucky, he stops off at a casino in Reno, where he meets an aspiring actress, Liberty Callahan. Together, they head west on a journey filled with danger and surprises – because Archer isn’t the only one with a secretive past.A risk worth takingArriving in a town rife with corruption, Archer is tasked with finding out who is doing everything they can to disrupt the appointment of a top official. Then two seemingly unconnected people are murdered at a burlesque club. In a tight-lipped community, Archer must dig deep to reveal the connection between the victims. All bets are offAs the final perilous showdown unfurls, Archer will need all of his skills to decipher the truth from the lies and finally, to prove she’s a star in the making, will Liberty have her moment in the spotlight?

A Letter to the Last House Before the Sea: An absolutely stunning page-turner filled with family secrets (Heaven’s Cove…

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High on the clifftops, Lettie takes a deep breath of salty air and opens the letter. There is no signature, and the old-fashioned handwriting is faint against the yellowed paper. The message, and the tiny gold key inside, will turn her life upside down…Lettie Starcross makes her way along the cobbled streets of Heaven’s Cove, clutching a little key and searching for answers about her kind, twinkly-eyed Great Aunt Iris, whom she misses terribly. With no job back home, and no-one in her family understanding how adrift she feels, Lettie wonders if her aunt was lonely just like her – is that why she fled this pretty seaside village years ago and never returned?Staying at Driftwood House where Iris lived, now a cosy B&B, Lettie can almost hear Iris’s laughter on the breeze. And when she locks eyes with brooding fisherman Corey as he’s singing a haunting sea shanty in the local tavern, the sparks that fly between them are a welcome distraction from her grief.But everything changes when Lettie meets Corey’s grandmother. Hearing the name ‘Iris Starcross’, her wrinkled face turns pale. Then she tells Lettie a devastating secret: seventy years ago, a choice Iris made tore apart this tight-knit community.Heartbroken, Lettie questions if she ever really understood her beloved aunt – and if Corey knew about this shocking rift all along. So when her sister calls begging her to come home, Lettie is torn. If she stays to find what the key unlocks, can she discover the truth about what Iris did – and fight for her own fresh start? Or will she be the next Starcross woman to run from Heaven’s Cove forever?An absolutely gorgeous read that will whisk you away to the stunning Devon coast, about family secrets, long-lost love and coming home. Perfect for fans of Debbie Macomber, Rosanna Ley and Sheila O’Flanagan.Read what everyone’s saying about A Letter to the Last House Before the Sea:‘WOW… brilliant… made me laugh, smile and cry… beautifully written… I was absolutely hooked from the beginning.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘An excellent read… lots of drama, broken hearts, humour… I read it in one sitting and it was a blast from start to finish.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘I was hooked from the outset and read it in one sitting… An absolute dream of a read that is adorable from start to finish.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Delightful… charming… gives you a nice fuzzy cozy feeling… so beautiful… A perfect heart-warming summer beach or garden read!’ @jasminegalsreadinglog‘Beautiful… I fell in love… I loved every page!’ Lu Reviews Books ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘What a fantastic read. Read in one sitting, loved the story… A jolly good read.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘I absolutely loved this book!… great, fun read that I enjoyed! I highly recommend this book!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘A beautifully written novel full of twists and turns making it hard to put down.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐‘Warm and uplifting… beautiful… filled with drama, tears, and secrets… heart-warming… stole my heart… I thoroughly enjoyed this book… not to be missed!’ Wordsopedia

A New York Secret: A heartbreaking and unforgettable World War 2 historical novel (Daughters of New York Book 1)

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She looked at the telegram in horror, the words blurring in front of her eyes. She dropped to her knees, feeling that her entire world was ending. The paper slipped from her hands as she put her head in hands, sobs wracking her chest…1942, New York. As war rages in Europe, Lily Rose is grateful for her perfect life: the love of her wealthy uptown parents in their beautiful brownstone overlooking the park and her dream job as a chef at one of New York’s finest restaurants, the art deco dream that is Valentino’s. But in her heart, Lily is drawn towards the bohemian Sicilian community in Greenwich Village, where gorgeous fresh fruit spills onto the pavement and the smell of freshly baked cannoli tempt her inside every Italian deli.Part of the attraction is Tom Morelli, talented chef at Valentino’s and handsome grandson of Sicilian immigrants, whose deep brown eyes call to her and set her heart on fire. As wartime rationing bites in the city, Lily and Tom stay up late, dreaming up delicious meals that will see Valentino’s through the war and distract New Yorkers from the threat of sons and sweethearts being called up. Lily knows he has found the key to her heart.Then Tom receives a devastating summons that changes everything: he is drafted to Italy. He must return to his beautiful homeland to fight a desperate war.Suddenly alone, with only the memory of Tom’s last kiss, Lily turns to her parents for support. But when her mother finds out about her relationship, she is furious. When the war ends, Lily’s duty is to marry the man picked for her, raise children and never work again. They give her a heartbreaking ultimatum: end her relationship with Tom and give up her job or lose her family and inheritance forever.Lily knows she must follow her heart to Valentino’s and to Tom. But when Tom is declared missing in action, Lily is totally heartbroken. If she pursues her dreams, will there be anything left for her when the war is over?From top-ten bestseller Ella Carey comes an utterly heartbreaking historical novel, inspired by true events, about the courage, love and friendships that sustain us in the darkest of days. Fans of Fiona Davis, Rhys Bowen and The Nightingale will be captivated. What readers are saying about A New York Secret:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Unforgettable… Truly amazing and I could not put it down. Make sure to put it on your must-read list this year. An emotional and utterly unputdownable novel.” Breakfast with Rachel⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “What a wonderful story, it gripped me from the first page until the last. I loved it… I wish I could give it more stars.” Goodreads Reviewer⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Will entrance you from the very beginning… Truly amazing and one I could not put down. Make sure to put it on your must-read list… Emotional and utterly unputdownable novel, inspired by true events.” Goodreads Reviewer⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I loved this story and right up to the end I was on the edge of my seat, wondering how it was all going to play out. Highly recommended.” Goodreads Reviewer⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “So masterfully captured the time period that I believed the story to be real and that the events really happened… As you turn over the last page, you’ll be wanting more. A must-buy… Phenomenal.” Goodreads Reviewer⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Wow!… An amazing read… A rollercoaster of emotions… I smiled, cried and gasped.” Goodreads Reviewer“I really enjoyed this book by Ella!… Wow!… So engaging.” Goodreads Reviewer⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Fast, fun and emotional… One of my favorite World War Two novels.” Goodreads Reviewer

A Place To Bury Strangers (Atticus Priest Book 2)

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A dog walker finds a human bone on lonely Salisbury Plain. DCI Mackenzie Jones investigates the grisly discovery but cannot explain how it ended up there. She contacts disgraced ex-detective Atticus Priest and the two of them trace the bone to a graveyard in the nearby village of Imber. But the village was abandoned after it was purchased by the Ministry of Defence to train the army, so why have bodies been buried in the graveyard since the church was closed?At the same time, Atticus is approached by a single dad who needs his help to track down his missing daughter. Atticus takes on the case and finds himself battling a London gang who are selling their drugs in Salisbury and a host of witnesses who don’t seem to be telling him the truth. Atticus and Mack deal with the fiendishly complex case and unpick a conspiracy that cuts to the heart of the English establishment – while dealing with their own feelings for one another. A breathtaking, twisty adventure, A Place to Bury Strangers is the second Atticus Priest mystery and one that you won’t be able to put down until you’ve turned the final page.

A Song for the Dark Times: The Brand New Must-Read Rebus Thriller

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From the iconic Number One bestseller Ian Rankin, comes one of the must-read books of the year: A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES ‘Genius … Only great novels capture the spirit of the age. This is one of them.’THE TIMES* * * * *’He’s gone…’When his daughter Samantha calls in the dead of night, John Rebus knows it’s not good news. Her husband has been missing for two days.Rebus fears the worst – and knows from his lifetime in the police that his daughter will be the prime suspect.He wasn’t the best father – the job always came first – but now his daughter needs him more than ever. But is he going as a father or a detective?As he leaves at dawn to drive to the windswept coast – and a small town with big secrets – he wonders whether this might be the first time in his life where the truth is the one thing he doesn’t want to find…PRAISE FOR A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES:’Magnificent … utterly unputdownable and an immersive pleasure’ MARIAN KEYES’This is Rankin at his best, Rebus at his best, storytelling that meets the moment and transcends all genres and expectations’ MICHAEL CONNELLY’An outstanding addition to one of the finest bodies of work in crime fiction’ MICK HERRON’Rankin remains the king of the castle’ THE TIMES’Typically compelling’ DAILY TELEGRAPH’Masterly storytelling’ SUNDAY EXPRESS’Excellent’ LIZ NUGENT’The best that the crime genre can offer’ FT’Rankin grows better with time . . . Rebus grows ever more compelling’ DAILY MAIL* * * * *PRAISE FOR THE ICONIC NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER:’Ian Rankin is a genius’LEE CHILD’A master storyteller’GUARDIAN’Rebus is one of British crime writing’s greatest characters: alongside Holmes, Poirot and Morse’DAILY MAIL’Great fiction, full stop’THE TIMES’One of Britain’s leading novelists in any genre’NEW STATESMAN’Rankin is a phenomenon’SPECTATOR’Worthy of Agatha Christie at her best’SCOTSMAN’The king of crime fiction’SUNDAY EXPRESS

A Taste of Home

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The delicious new novel from Sunday Times bestseller Heidi Swain: ‘Heidi’s known for her feel-good factor and this story is a delight’ New! Magazine   ‘A charming, summery read’ The People’s Friend   ‘A summer trip to Wynbridge will never disappoint. Swain’s writing as always is so delicious you could eat it all up’ My Weekly ‘Visions of luscious strawberries and raspberries leap from the pages’ My Weekly Special    ‘A story so full of sunshine you almost feel the rays’  Woman’s Weekly   ‘Family always comes first in Swain’s inspirational books and A Taste of Home brims with the real-life issues, evocative landscapes, heartfelt emotions and all the love, laughter and tears that we have come to expect from this accomplished author’ Lancashire Post Fliss Brown has grown up living with her mother on the Rossi family’s Italian fruit farm. But when her mother dies, Fliss finds out she has a family of her own, and heads back to England with Nonna Rossi’s recipe for cherry and almond tart and a piece of advice: connect with your family before it is too late… Fliss discovers that her estranged grandfather owns a fruit farm himself, on the outskirts of Wynbridge, and she arrives to find a farm that has fallen into disrepair. Using her knowledge gleaned from working on the Rossi farm and her desire to find out more about her past, Fliss rolls her sleeves up and gets stuck in. But what will she discover, and can she resurrect the farm’s glory days and find a taste of home…? Your favourite authors love Heidi Swain’s books:A summer delight!’ SARAH MORGAN‘I loved this gorgeous story of family secrets and second chances’ RACHAEL LUCAS, author of The Telephone Box Library‘A delightfully sunny read with added intrigue and secrets’ BELLA OSBORNE ‘I so enjoyed my seaside escape at Wynmouth. With heart-warming characters, a gorgeous summer setting, and a great story with secrets aplenty to keep you turning the pages, it’s the perfect read to relax and curl up at home with’ CAROLINE ROBERTS ‘A ray of reading sunshine!’ Laura Kemp, author of A Year of Surprising Acts of Kindness ‘A lovely, sweet, summery read’ Milly Johnson    

A Village Vacancy: the laugh-out-loud new book from the bestselling author of A Village Affair

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‘A Village Vacancy is a tour de force of beautiful, funny and emotional storytelling’ Fay KeenanFrom the bestselling author of A Village Affair comes a laugh out loud new Westenbury tale… As the Yorkshire village of Westenbury mourns the loss of one of their own, the women can’t help but contemplate who will fill the vacancy in one handsome widower’s life…Grace Stevens has decided it’s time to move on without her husband. He’s off gallivanting around Devon in search of a new life, and good riddance. It’s time to go back to teaching, so Grace returns to Little Acorns and takes on an unruly class of pre-teens.As she deals with disasters in – and out of – the classroom including an accidental dalliance with her most troublesome pupil’s dad, helping track down a drug ring and keeping up with her closest girlfriends, Grace begins to wonder more and more about the sparkle in David’s eyes and the sparking chemistry between them.Could Grace be the one to fill this village vacancy? Praise for Julie Houston: ‘A warm, funny story of sisters and the secrets they keep’ Sheila O’Flanagan’Warm, funny and well written, with a page-turning plot, this book has everything! I loved it!’ Katie Fforde’Julie Houston at her best – heartfelt and hilarious’ Sandy Barker’Laugh-out-loud hilarious and heartwarming!’ Mandy Baggot’This book is an absolute gigglefest with characters you’ll fall in love with!’ Katie Ginger

A VOW OF POVERTY an utterly gripping crime mystery (Sister Joan Murder Mystery Book 8)

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Once you start reading it, it’s hard to put down.” Peter“We have a secret the Devil and I.”These are the chilling words on the back of an old photograph that Sister Joan uncovers while cleaning out the attic storerooms.What she discovers among the dusty antiques leads to her most dangerous case yet.Joan has the strangest feeling that she’s being followed. But the person she thinks she saw died over a year ago . . . Or did he?Then a young secretary turns up dead. She’s been strangled. Another body is found and Sister Joan must get to the bottom of things before the murderer strikes again.MEET SISTER JOAN, A REBEL NUN WHO VOWS TO FIND OUT THE TRUTH.PERFECT FOR FANS OF BLACK NARCISSUS, FAITH MARTIN, LIS HOWELL, JEANNE M. DAMS, MARGARET MAYHEW, DAPHNE DU MAURIER, MARGARET FRAZER, ELLIS PETERS or CORA HARRISON.What readers are saying about A Vow of Poverty:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Excellent.” Christine“Joan’s wry wit and shrewd observations add zest to the mystery.” Publisher’s Weekly“A Vow of Poverty is another great addition to Veronica Black’s Sister Joan series of whodunits.” Shannon“If you like your crime stories with touches of humour and an insight into human behaviour then give this one a try.” DamaskcatTHE DETECTIVESister Joan is thirty-five and a natural rebel. Coming late to her vocation, she still remembers life outside the convent. But having left behind her lover to serve God, she is now committed to her path. When her Mother Superior sends her to the Cornwall House, her loyalties are split — but she knows her ultimate duty is to the truth.SISTER JOAN MYSTERY SERIESBook 1: A VOW OF SILENCEBook 2: A VOW OF CHASTITYBook 3: A VOW OF SANCTITYBook 4: A VOW OF OBEDIENCEBook 5: A VOW OF PENANCEBook 6: A VOW OF DEVOTIONBook 7: A VOW OF FIDELITYBook 8: A VOW OF POVERTYBook 9: A VOW OF ADORATIONMore coming soon. Join the Joffe Books mailing list to hear about them.

A Warrior’s Burden: Book One of Saga of the Known Lands

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Where he walks, death follows.He was once known as Prince Bernard, ruler of his people and the man who led them in the Fey War against creatures out of myth and legend, beings out of nightmare. A man renowned for his strength, a man feared by his own people as much as his enemies. But there are other names for him, too. Kingslayer. Oathbreaker. Traitor. The Crimson Prince.And they are all true.Now, he is simply Cutter, a man who arrived at the village of Brighton, a small place on the outskirts of the Known Lands, where men and women brave the harsh temperatures and freezing winds to survive. A man who brought with him a past full of regrets and an infant child, one he swore to protect.For fifteen years, he watched over the child, hidden away in the desolate wilderness. But a man cannot run from his past—not forever. Sooner or later, it catches him. Always, it catches him.Death comes to Brighton, led by a brother he betrayed and the troops of a kingdom he betrayed. Death comes to Brighton—and it is he who brought it.With an entire kingdom against him, with the Fey stirring restlessly in the Black wood, eager for revenge, a lone warrior, once a prince, will be forced to take up his axe once more to protect the youth. To keep his promise.It is heavy that axe, that promise, but he carries it, as he must. It is the price of his sins.It is a warrior’s burden.A Warrior’s Burden is the first book in Saga of the Known Lands, a new series by bestselling author Jacob Peppers. It is a grimdark epic fantasy tale of creatures out of myth and legend, magic, battles, and warriors pitted against each other in a deadly struggle to survive. Are you looking for an action-filled character-driven fantasy? Then come and take your first steps into the Known Lands…

ABSOLUTION an absolutely gripping Scottish crime thriller with a stunning climax (Detectives Anderson and Costello…

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I am hooked.” Judith“Brilliant in twisting the tension tauter with each page.” The Guardian“Ramsay handles her characters with aplomb, the dialogue crackles and the search for the killer has surprising twists and turns.” The Observer“Many shivers in store for readers, followed by a shattering climax.” The Times____________________Fans of Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, Denise Mina, Matt Brolly, Carol Wyer, Joy Ellis, Stuart MacBride, Angela Marsons, Helen H. Durrant, JD Kirk, DS Butler and LJ Ross will love this series.Meet your next favourite Scottish detectives: DI Colin Anderson and DS Winifred ‘Freddie’ CostelloA serial killer is stalking Glasgow.A woman is found dead in her own home. No sign of forced entry. But she is posed as though on the cross. Ripped open and bled to death. With a blistering of chloroform round her mouth and nose.She’s not the first victim found like this.Detectives Anderson and Costello are on the case. But their boss, DCI Alan McAlpine, is unravelling before their eyes.The past holds horrific memories for McAlpine. He last worked this beat some twenty years earlier, when he was assigned to guard a woman, faceless after a sadistic acid attack. He couldn’t protect her.The past is resurfacing.Three women are dead.Can they stop a serial killer who’s terrifying the gritty streets of Glasgow?A Scottish police procedural that will keep your pulse racing from electrifying opening to heart-stopping finish. ____________________SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA’S NEW BLOOD DAGGER FOR BEST DEBUT OF THE YEARWHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING:“Glasgow comes alive in Caro Ramsay’s dark, vivid and daring thriller.” Val McDermid⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Instantly, thoroughly enjoyable. Characters complex and very well depicted, writing workmanlike . . . excellent dialogue.” Sandra⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I have fallen in love with Caro Ramsay’s books . . . You will feel the cold of a Scottish winter and the frustration of a small, under-resourced team trying to solve something far too big with far too little. A great read!” ElleJay“Caro Ramsay works hard to bring the cold and constant dark and dirty Glaswegian rain to life . . . On every page the dialogue crackles, the language always remains crisp and fresh, and the details of the murder case are sharp and keenly observed.” Michael L.“As much as this is a detective novel, it’s also a psychological thriller, and as such is beautifully done. It’s hard to believe this is a debut novel.” Colin M.“Ramsay manages to paint a vivid picture of rain-lashed Glasgow. The stark late autumn landscape is a fitting backdrop to the brutal murders.” Publisher’s WeeklyTHE DETECTIVESDI Colin Anderson: A well-qualified graduate with true Scottish grit. He’s calm, efficient and focused — despite his marriage falling apart, and the fact that he’s just a tiny bit in love with the boss’s wife.DS Winifred “Freddie” Costello: Pithy, sometimes crabbit (as they say in Glasgow), Costello is incredibly capable, but not above pushing boundaries when needed. She’s a well-respected officer who always puts police work first. She’s had a crush on DCI McAlpine for many years now, but that doesn’t stop her getting the job done.THE SETTINGDrizzly, grey Glasgow and its seedy backstreets along with up-and-coming new estates is the setting for this gritty series. The realities of poverty and crime are laid bare — with the underfunded police department trying to keep the damn from breaking.DETECTIVES ANDERSON AND COSTELLO MYSTERIESBook 1: ABSOLUTIONBook 2: SINGING TO THE DEADBook 3: DARK WATERMORE BOOKS BY CARO RAMSAY IN THE ANDERSON AND COSTELLO SERIES COMING SOON!

Ahead of the Game: A Scottish Murder Mystery (DCI Logan Crime Thrillers Book 10)

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“A belter of a crime series” – Thrilling FictionWhen a body is discovered at a popular Highland landmark, it seems like just another day on the job for DCI Jack Logan and his team.Except this body is missing a very vital component, and given its location – The Well of Seven Heads – it seems like someone is trying to send a message. But why? And to whom?With pressure mounting from his superiors, six hundred teenagers baying for blood, and the press sniffing around for a scandal, the only chance Jack has of cracking his latest case is if he finds a way to keep the heid, while all around are losing theirs.Ahead of the Game is the tenth book from bestselling Scottish crime author, JD Kirk, and is perfect for fans of Ian Rankin, Stuart Macbride, and Val McDermid.

All The Lonely People: From the Richard and Judy bestselling author of Half a World Away comes a warm, life-affirming…

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Shortlisted for the British Book Awards Book of the Year: Pageturners. The 2021 recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Romantic Novelists’ Association.From the bestselling author of The Man I Think I Know comes this heart-warming novel of family, friendship and human connection.’Hubert Bird stole my heart’ Beth O’Leary, author of The Flat-Share and The Switch’Lovely, emotional, uplifting’ Libby Page, author of The Lido’A heartbreaking and ultimately uplifting look at isolation’ GuardianIn phone calls to his daughter in Australia, widower Hubert Bird paints a picture of the perfect retirement, packed with fun and friendship.But Hubert Bird is lying.Something has made him turn his back on people, and he hardly sees a soul.So when his daughter announces she’s coming to visit, Hubert faces a race against time: to make his real life resemble his fake life before he’s found out.Along the way Hubert renews a cherished friendship, is given a second chance at love and even joins an audacious community scheme. But with the secret of his earlier isolation lurking in the shadows, is he destines to always be one of the lonely people?Readers love All The Lonely People:’Best book of 2021 so far’ 5*’I absolutely adored every page’ 5*’Wonderful, moving, emotional and very thought provoking’ 5*’An emotional journey’ 5*’A beautiful book’ 5* ‘Heartbreaking and heartwarming’ 5*

An Isolated Incident (DCI Logan Crime Thrillers Book 11)

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Do you know who’s knocking at your door?After a violent home invasion in the remote wilds of Glen Coe leaves a family of four dead, DCI Jack Logan and his team are brought in to lead the manhunt.But, when one of the victims is revealed to be one half of legendary 1980s Glasgow-based comedy double act, ‘Neeps & Tatties’, Logan is forced to leave the Highlands and head back to his old stomping ground.He may have spent his career dealing with the worst humanity has to offer, but to find out who killed Archie Tatties and his family, Logan will have to confront his most terrifying challenge yet – the seedy world of Scottish light entertainment.An Isolated Incident is the eleventh book in JD Kirk’s internationally bestselling DCI Logan crime fiction series. Perfect for fans of Chris Brookmyre, Stuart Macbride, and Alex Smith.

Angel’s Cage (Molotov Obsession Duet Book 2)

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Back in the devil’s lair, I’m at the mercy of a man who fascinates and terrifies me, a tender killer whose obsession with me is growing by the day. Nikolai Molotov is as much my captor as he is my protector, his compound both my safe haven and my gilded cage.If only I could resist his lethally seductive touch… or fight his growing hold on my heart and mind. Because no matter how far I delve into the enigma of his past, I still don’t know the answer to the most crucial question:Just how dangerous is his love for me?Note: This is the conclusion of Nikolai and Chloe’s story.

Ascendant of Berongar (Forged Alliance Book 4)

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The Alliance war against the Kilvar aliens has turned into a savage, desperate battle against extinction. Each engagement is tougher than the one before, as the enemy’s technological and numerical superiority becomes ever more apparent.Neither humanity nor the Daklan will accept defeat, and a trade is arranged with the once-hated Lavorix – a trade that puts everything on the table.Accompanying the mission to the god ship Ancidium, Captain William Flint is about to be made an offer he’d far prefer to refuse. An entity of terrifying power – the Raklivian – is preparing to complete the Kilvar ascendancy, and the Lavorix believe Flint is the one who can stop it happening.To sweeten the deal, he’s given the newest colossus from the Ancidium’s shipyards. The Demagaron is a warship beyond anything Flint has commanded before, and he’s going to need every one of its multitude of weapons if he’s to come out on top.The Raklivian is on its way to a place – an entire solar system – that’s heavily fortified and guarded by hundreds of Kilvar warships. If this creature escapes, it’s game over – not just for the alliance, but perhaps for every other species in the universe.Ascendant of Berongar is a traditional-style science fiction action adventure and the fourth book in the Forged Alliance series. Inside this book, a reader will find space combat, ground combat, ruthless aliens, incredible tech and lots more.

Beautiful Little Things in Pretty Beach : A charming 2021 summer beach read of love and life by the sea.

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The delightfully romantic story of Lovely Little Things continues as Pretty Beach eases its way into summer with the next part in the trilogy, Beautiful Little Things. Strap yourself in as we go on a gorgeous ride with lovely Lulu Drinkwater, follow her trials and tribulations and her new life by the sea. We immerse ourselves back into the next part of Lulu’s story and catch up with her as she begins to find her feet in the town she grew up in. Far from her life being over and ending up alone, Lulu’s life is ticking along very nicely and she settles into long, happy days in the sweet little seaside town. Her romance with Ollie Cavendish goes from strength to strength, her business potters along quite nicely and her new job is full of surprises. But not everything is as simple as she thought, and when a blast from the past arrives in Pretty Beach, Lulu yet again wonders how her life seems to always end up so very complicated.Get ready to fall in love again with the utterly delightful town nestled on the coast and Beautiful Little Things in Pretty Beach. ‘Polly Babbington creates magical books.’♥ ♥ ♥Beautiful Little Things is the second in the Lulu Drinkwater Pretty Beach books and book 11 in the Pretty Beach Series. Book 1 (Trilogy 1) The Boat House Pretty Beach (Sallie & Ben)Book 2 (Trilogy 1) Summer Weddings at Pretty Beach (Sallie & Ben)Book 3 (Trilogy 1) Winter at Pretty Beach (Sallie & Ben)Book 4 (Trilogy 2) A Pretty Beach Christmas (Juliette & Luke)Book 5 (Trilogy 2) A Pretty Beach Dream (Juliette & Luke)Book 6 (Trilogy 2) A Pretty Beach Wish (Juliette & Luke) Book 7 (Trilogy 3 ) Secret Evenings in Pretty Beach (Lottie & Connor)Book 8 (Trilogy 3) Secret Places in Pretty Beach (Lottie & Connor)Book 9 (Trilogy 3) Secret Days in Pretty Beach (Lottie & Connor)Book 10 (Trilogy 4) Lovely Little Things in Pretty Beach (Lulu & Ollie)Book 11 (Trilogy 4) Beautiful Little Things in Pretty Beach (Lulu & Ollie)Book 12 (Trilogy 4) Charming Little Things in Pretty Beach (Lulu & Ollie)♥ ♥ ♥Another Pretty Beach book read in a day as I couldn’t put it down. I love the way certain characters are followed in-depth in several books then in the background in others.’ G Harry, Amazon Reviewer.‘Polly amazes me how she can transport you to a place with her writing, another great read, now waiting for the next book.’ Katie H, Amazon Reviewer.‘Another brilliant instalment from Pretty Beach. Lottie is such a warm and wonderful character and I def need her to be my new best friend.’ W.A.R. Amazon Reviewer.‘Couldn’t put this one down, read it in one day. Polly’s writing draws you into the lives of the Pretty Beach residents, highly recommend for easy reading, but be warned you will become hooked. KatieH, Amazon Reviewer‘A magical instalment in the Pretty Beach series. I love Polly Babbington’s writing style and this story of Juliette and Luke is just wonderful.’ W.A.R. Amazon reviewerThis is what romance readers are saying about Polly Babbington’s books:‘What a lovely piece of escapism. I totally fell in love with the descriptions of the decor of Sallie’s place. Is she real? I want to go there……really!’ Julie41, Amazon Reviewer‘5 stars all the way yet again for another wonderful read.’ JudeP Amazon Reviewer‘This is women’s fiction at its romantic best.’ ‘One of my fave comedy novels. Full of feel-good fun, hope and love…’ ‘Such a fun, good modern romance novel.’ ‘I honestly loved all of this romantic beach read – strong female characters and oh the romance on the beach…’ ‘Fab! I’ve loved literally everything about this gorgeous romantic read.’

Because of You: The bestselling Richard & Judy book club pick

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THE HIGHLY-ACCLAIMED, LIFE-AFFIRMING AND MOVING SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER FROM NUMBER-ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND BRITAIN’S MOST LOVED WOMAN, DAWN FRENCHLONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION AND A RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK’I absolutely loved Because of You. Fantastic, passionate, compassionate, so much wisdom, a lot of humour, very real and credible’ BERNARDINE EVARISTO, Booker Prize-winning author of Girl, Woman, Other’Gorgeous . . . wise and full of love’ MARIAN KEYES__________ Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock . . . midnight. The old millennium turns into the new. In the same hospital, two very different women give birth to two very similar daughters. Hope leaves with a beautiful baby girl. Anna leaves with empty arms. Seventeen years later, the gods who keep watch over broken-hearted mothers wreak mighty revenge, and the truth starts rolling, terrible and deep, toward them all. The power of mother-love will be tested to its limits. Perhaps beyond . . .Because of You is the remarkably poignant story perfect for every Dawn French fan, told with her signature humour, warmth and so much love.’An extraordinary book – sad, heartening, gripping and reassuringly human’ JO BRAND’The final scenes are so perfectly executed they almost broke my heart. Because of You is a story to cherish’ Sunday Express’French manages to pick your heart up with the nib of her pen and slowly pull it apart, heart-wrenchingly, page by page . . . A true writing talent’ My Weekly’Dawn French is a wonderful writer’ Daily Mail’Moving . . . French’s best yet’ Good Housekeeping’Dawn tackles the big ones – love, death, grief, childhood, motherhood, parenthood – head on’ Guardian’Beautifully observed’ The Times READERS LOVE BECAUSE OF YOU:’Dawn had me laughing, crying . . . I loved every word’ 5***** Reader Review’Breathtakingly beautiful with one hell of an ending’ 5***** Reader Review’Heart-breaking but so beautiful’ 5***** Reader Review’Fantastic story, fantastic characters – I want to read it all over again’ 5***** Reader Review’Have your tissues ready when you read this one’ 5***** Reader Review

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