Try something new this week

A spool of blue thread

Who is Tom Ditto?What have we got for your delectation this week?

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Anne Tyler’s new novel ‘A Spool of Blue Thread’ is on our list – the story of how Abby and Red fell in love in July 1959 and their life…

We quite fancy the new murder mysteries ‘Obsession’ by J.D. Robb  and ‘The devil you know’ by Elisabeth De Mariaffi sounds good too.

How about trying Kyril  Bonfiglioli, who is the author of the Mortdecai books if you saw the film.

The Boston girlDon’t know whether it’s 50 Shades territory but Kresley Cole’s ‘The Master’’s blurb says: ‘A need colder than Siberian winter meets an attitude hotter than the Florida sun in New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole’s sultry new ‘Game The masterMaker’ novel’

A bit more fun ‘Who is Tom Ditto?’ by Danny Wallace – We join the action just as our ‘hero’ Tom, (early thirties, reads the ‘news’ on the radio) finds out that his girlfriend has NOT left him.

With the backdrop of World War I and ‘written with the same immense emotional impact that has made Anne Diamant’s previous novels bestsellers’, ‘The Boston Girl’ is a portrait of one woman’s complicated life in the early 20th century.


What’s new in fiction this week

Holy cowCairoThe Fiction Hotlist is out!

Try X Files’ David Duchovny’s ‘Holy Cow’ – Elsie Bovary is a cow and a pretty happy one at that. Until one night, Elsie sneaks out of the pasture and finds herself drawn to the farmhouse. Through the window, she sees the farmer’s family gathered around a bright Box God – and what the Box God reveals about something called an ‘industrial meat farm’ shakes Elsie’s understanding of her world to its core. The only solution? To escape to a better, safer world. And so a motley crew is formed: Elsie; Shalom, a grumpy pig who’s recently converted to Crash & burnJudaism; and Tom, a The lovers of Amherstsuave turkey who can’t fly, but can work an iPhone with his beak

Or if you like thrillers, there’s a new Lisa Gardner ‘Crash and Burn’  Try some Australian fiction with ‘Cairo’ by Chris Womersley.

Or as it’s Valentine’s Day on Saturday, how about ‘The lovers of Amherst’ by William Nicholson – ‘The story of two loves: one past, one present, both intimately entwined with Emily Dickinson’s life’.

New fiction this week

Night brokenThis week’s Fiction Hotlist isn’t a bumper one but  if you like Urban Fantasy try Night broken by New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs, who is the daughter of a children’s librarian – it’s her twentieth book.

An unexpected phone call heralds a new challenge for Mercy. Her mate Adam’s ex-wife is in trouble, on the run from her new boyfriend. Adam won’t turn away a person in need, but with Christy holed up in his house, Mercy can’t shake the feeling that something isn’t right. Soon, Mercy learns that Christy has the farthest thing from good intentions. She wants him back and will do anything to get him, including turning his pack against Mercy. On top of this, there’s an even more dangerous threat circling. Christy’s ex is more than a bad man – in fact, he may not be human at all. As the bodies pile up, Mercy must put her personal troubles aside to face a creature with the power to tear her world apart.

If you like this one, there’s a whole series of Mercy  Thompson books
  1. Moon Called (2006)
  2. Blood Bound (2007)
  3. Iron Kissed (2008)
  4. Bone Crossed (2009)
  5. Silver Borne (2010)
  6. River Marked (2011)
  7. Frost Burned (2013)
  8. Night Broken (2014)

We just ordered some new copies of a couple of the titles.

Echoes of Dollanganger

Or if you’re a Virginia Andrews fan, there’s Echoes of Dollanganger – Kristin Masterwood’s mother was distantly related to the notorious Foxworth family – but she died when Kristin was a child, leaving her daughter to wonder how the ancestral link might affect her. Now that Kristin is the sole possessor of Christopher’s diary, his account of what really happened in the attic of the once lavish estate has her enthralled. Watching Christopher and his sister Cathy’s forbidden love as it comes to life through the entries in the faded diary is overwhelming, and his shocking revelations about the family are more potent than she ever could have imagined