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The Ice Maiden (by Sara Sheridan)

Severn House Publishers Ltd (31 Jul, 2018)

As she stows away on a ship bound for Antarctica, a young woman uncovers a shocking betrayal. 1842. Stranded on Deception Island in the South Atlantic, her whaling captain husband lost at sea, Karina is destitute and desperate. Disguised as a cabin boy, she stows away on a British ship. But Karina is about to get a nasty surprise. As she grows closer to ship’s surgeon Joseph Hooker, Karina and the r ...

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The House Between Tides (by Sarah Maine)

Atria Books (02 Aug, 2016)

An atmospheric debut novel about a woman who discovers the century-old remains of a murder victim on her family’s Scottish estate, plunging her into an investigation of its mysterious former occupants. Following the death of her last living relative, Hetty Deveraux leaves London and her strained relationship behind for Muirlan, her ancestral home in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides. She intends to renovate ...

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The Angel's Mark: A gripping historical thriller for fans of C. J. Sansom (by S. W. Perry)

Corvus (06 Sep, 2018)

LONDON, 1590. Queen Elizabeth I's control over her kingdom is wavering. Amidst a tumultuous backdrop of Spanish plotters, Catholic heretics and foreign wars threatening the country's fragile stability, the body of a small boy is found in the City of London, with strange marks that no one can explain. When idealistic physician Nicholas Shelby finds another body displaying the same marks only days later, h ...

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Women of the Dunes (by Sarah Maine)

Atria Books (24 Jul, 2018)

From the author of the acclaimed novels The House Between Tides and Beyond the Wild River, a rich, atmospheric tale set on the sea-lashed coast of west Scotland, in which the lives of a ninth-century Norsewoman, a nineteenth-century woman, and a twenty-first-century archeologist weave together after a body is discovered in the dunes. Libby Snow has always felt the pull of Ullanessm a lush Scottish island ...

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The Girl in the Letter: The most gripping, heartwrenching page-turner of the year (by Emily Gunnis)

Review (01 Aug, 2018)

When Ivy Jenkins falls pregnant she is sent in disgrace to St Margaret's, a dark, brooding house for unmarried mothers. Her baby is adopted against her will. Ivy will never leave. Present day. Samantha Harper is a journalist desperate for a break. When she stumbles on a letter from the past, the contents shock and move her. The letter is from a young mother, begging to be rescued from St Margaret's. Before ...

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The Turn of Midnight: The much anticipated second instalment to the bestselling novel The Last Hours (by Minette Walters)

Allen & Unwin (04 Oct, 2018)

As the year 1349 approaches, the Black Death continues its devastating course across England. In Dorseteshire, the quarantined people of Develish question whether they are the only survivors. Guided by their beloved young mistress, Lady Anne, they wait, knowing that when their dwindling stores are finally gone they will have no choice but to leave. But where will they find safety in the desolate wasteland o ...

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The Thieftaker's Trek (by Joan S. Sumner)

Bastei Entertainment (10 Jul, 2018)

Murder. Abduction. An attic full of frightened children.London, 1810. The industrial revolution roars across England like a steam locomotive. Cotton mills and factories rake in profits thanks to cheap labor. Not from illicit African slave trade-but by enslaving little children.When young Harry is lured from home with a penny, he can hardly believe his luck. Now he can help his widowed mother put food on the ...

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The Clockmaker (by Ceri Williams, Drew Neary)

Matador (29 Apr, 2018)

The Clockmaker waits for you... A gripping supernatural novel set in post-blitz Scotland, the first of an upcoming series.“No man in this world may boast of his might, he is awake in the morning and dead at night.”Widowed in World War 2, Annette and her young son face a completely different life as they exchange the devastation of post-blitz London for the slow pace of a small village. The house they ha ...

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The Book of Dirt (by Bram Presser)

Text Publishing Company (27 Sep, 2018)

Jakub Rand flees his village for Prague, only to find himself trapped by the Nazi occupation. Deported to the Theresienstadt concentration camp, he is forced to sort through Jewish books for a so-called Museum of the Extinct Race. Hidden among the rare texts is a tattered prayer book, hollow inside, containing a small pile of dirt. Back in the city, Františka Roubíčková picks over the embers of her f ...

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The Temptation of Gracie (by Santa Montefiore)

Simon & Schuster UK (12 Jul, 2018)

Gracie Burton is a grandmother, living quietly in Devon. She has rarely left the village over the past forty years. Her daughter, Carina, is immensely high-powered with her own fast-paced business in London. She has very little time for her 17-year-old daughter, Anastasia, away at boarding school, and even less time for her aging mother. In many ways, the three of them barely know each other. Then Gracie st ...

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A Gathering of Ghosts (by Karen Maitland)

Headline Review (06 Sep, 2018)

Pagans tackle the Knights of St John with terrible consequences in the new medieval thriller by Queen of the Dark Ages, Karen Maitland. Set on the wilds of Dartmoor, this is a ghostly tale for fans of The Essex Serpent or C. J. Sansom's Shardlake series.

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The Story Keeper (by Anna Mazzola)

Tinder Press (26 Jul, 2018)

Audrey Hart is on the Isle of Skye to collect the folk and fairy tales of the people and communities around her. It is 1857 and the Highland Clearances have left devastation and poverty, and a community riven by fear. The crofters are suspicious and hostile to a stranger, claiming they no longer know their fireside stories. Then Audrey discovers the body of a young girl washed up on the beach and the cro ...

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