With over 400 new fiction titles this week, here are a few to whet your appetite.
Crime / Thriller/ Suspense
Cussler, Clive – Zero Hour and Ghost Ship From one of the world’s best adventure writers
The False Virgin – Mediaeval murder mystery set AD 848
Leather, Stephen – Last Night – Rated 5* by several readers Legendary P.I. Jack Nightingale returns in a brand new nail-biting adventure
Nadel, Barbara – Body Count – A half-decapitated corpse in the poor multicultural district of Tarlabasi Istanbul poses a frustrating and gruesome mystery which turns into a hunt for a serial killer. Desperate to uncover the killer’s twisted logic as the body count rises, Detectives İkmen and Süleyman find only more questions- Are the victims connected? What’s the significance of the number 21? How many people must die before they find the answers?
Paton Walsh, Jill – Late Scholar – 5* from a reader already. Peter Wimsey is pleased to discover that along with a Dukedom he’s inherited the duties of ‘visitor’ at an Oxford college. When the fellows appeal to him to resolve a dispute, it turns out to be embittered with voting evenly balanced between two passionate parties until several of the fellows unexpectedly die. The Warden, who has a casting vote, has disappeared, & the causes of death bear an uncanny resemblance to the murder methods in Peter’s past cases which Harriet has used in her published novels
Slaughter, Karin – Unseen – Special Agent Will Trent has something to hide which he doesn’t want Dr Sara Linton – the woman he loves – to find out. Undercover, putting his life at risk, he knows Sara will never forgive him if she discovers the truth. Sara herself is forced to confront the past & a woman she hoped never to see again when a young patrolman is shot. Without even knowing it, she becomes involved in the same case as Will & soon both their lives are in danger.
Astley, Judy – Summertime – Rated 5* already – 20 years after Miranda’s family sold their holiday home in Cornwall, she, her two children and her mother are back to scatter the ashes of her step-father Jack on the sea. What she doesn’t expect is to find that fisherman Steve, her first serious romance, is now a successful entrepreneur and living in the village. Trying to jolly along her grieving mother, squabbling children and her young sister Harriet who is running away from the tabloid press, Miranda isn’t likely to have a relaxing time
Brooke, Amanda – Where I found you ‘Haunting & heartbreaking’ – Maggie Carter knows Victoria Park like the back of her hand.It’s her safe place – because outside it, expecting her first baby, Maggie has started to wonder whether she’s going to be able to cope. Elsa, too, is expecting her first child, and alone and without anyone to support her, she is terrified that her child will be taken away. But all is not as it seems: the secrets of 60 years ago are haunting Elsa.
Garci, Emma – OMG Baby – Viv and Max were best friends for years, then lovers and then she betrayed him and he disappeared. Now Viv’s public search for him – via Facebook, the radio and the ‘Ou est Max?’ T-shirts – has paid off, and Max has been found! Viv feels sick. Not because she’s on her way to Spain, where they will be reunited but because she’s pregnant…
James, Erica – Summer at the Lake Love story set on Lake Como
Mansell, Jill – Rumour 5* from six readers. When newly single Tilly Cole impulsively quits her London job for a fresh start in the town of Roxborough she finds she’s arrived in a hotbed of gossip, intrigue & rampant rivalry for the most desirable men. Tilly has no intention of joining in – she’s just happy with her new job. Then she meets Jack Lucas
Trollope, Joanna – Sense and Sensibility Updated version of Jane Austen’s tale
Young, Samatha – Fall from India Palace True love or a dangerous temptation
Nobbs, David- Second Life of Sally Humourous novel by Reggie Perrin’s creator Long-time Potherthwaite resident Sally Mottram cannot stand the decline of her town. The bookshop is about to close, abandoned buildings line the canal etc Something has to be done, but what? And who will do it? When a tragedy shatters Sally’s life, she bravely takes on the task herself. Supported by a group of locals, including thrice-married Marigold Boyce-Willoughby and married couple Jill and Arnold Buss, who might both be falling for their new neighbours, Sally embarks on her ambition to bring the town back to life
Thompson, E V – Bonds of Earth – In 1837 when rich deposits of copper ore are discovered, a huge influx of miners flock to the area, bringing with them problems alien to the countrymen. Goran, whose working life is divided between two farms finds himself caught between two cultures
Brennan, Marie – Tropic of Serpent -Three years after her fateful journeys through Vystrana, the widowed Mrs Camherst defies convention to embark on an expedition to the savage, war-torn continent of Eriga, home of the legendary swamp-wyrms of the tropics.
Kristoff, Jay– Kinslayer – The Lotus Guild conspires to renew the nation’s broken dynasty and crush the growing rebellion by endorsing a new shogun who desires nothing more than to see Yukiko dead
Remic, Andy –White Towers -Iron Wolves and twisted, deviant Elf Rats
Waggoner, Tim – Night Terrors Paranormal – When you dream, you visit the Maelstrom. Dream long enough and hard enough, and your dreams can break through into the living world. So can your nightmares. And who’s there to catch the dreams and nightmares as they fall into reality? Meet the Shadow Watch. Pray you never need them