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Blood From A Stone: (Brunetti 14) (by Donna Leon)

Arrow (26 Feb, 2009)

On a cold night shortly before Christmas, an immigrant street vendor is killed in Venice's Campo Santo Stefano. The nearest witnesses to the event are the tourists who had been browsing the man's wares before his death - fake handbags of every designer label - but they have seen nothing that might be of much help to the police. When Commissario Brunetti arrives on the scene, he finds it hard to understan ...

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Undead And Unemployed: Number 2 in series (Undead/Queen Betsy) (by MaryJanice Davidson)

Piatkus (02 Feb, 2006)

And the first who shall noe the Queen as a husband noes his Wyfe shall be the Queen's Consort and shall rule at her side for a thousand yeares.' The Book of the Dead. 'If that rat bastard Sinclair thinks I'm going to be his wife for a thousand years, he's out of his f***** mind.' From the private papers of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth I, Empress of the Undead, Rightful Ruler of the Vampires, Consort of Eric ...

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The Night Watch: (Night Watch 1) (by Sergei Lukyanenko)

Arrow (05 Jul, 2007)

Walking the streets of Moscow, indistinguishable from the rest of its population, are the Others. Possessors of supernatural powers and capable of entering the Twilight, a shadowy parallel world existing in parallel to our own, each Other owes allegiance either to the Dark or the Light. The Night Watch, first book in the Night Watch series, follows Anton, a young Other owing allegiance to the Light. As a ...

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The Three-Body Problem (by Cixin Liu)

Head of Zeus (03 Dec, 2015)

1967: Ye Wenjie witnesses Red Guards beat her father to death during China's Cultural Revolution. This singular event will shape not only the rest of her life but also the future of mankind. Four decades later, Beijing police ask nanotech engineer Wang Miao to infiltrate a secretive cabal of scientists after a spate of inexplicable suicides. Wang's investigation will lead him to a mysterious online game ...

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The Reading Group (by Elizabeth Noble)

Penguin (25 Feb, 2010)

Five women meet for their first reading group, little realising this social gathering over books and glasses of wine might see them share more than literary debate ... and will, in fact, take each of them to places they'd never imagined. Harriet and Nicole are the ringleaders, best friends who can't quite admit - to themselves or one other - they might be trapped in loveless marriages. While Polly, a det ...

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Black Skies (by Arnaldur Indridason)

Vintage (06 Jun, 2013)

Detective Sigurdur Oli is in trouble. After a school reunion exposes the chasm between his life and those of his much more successful contemporaries, leaving him bitter and resentful, one of his old friends asks him to pay an unofficial visit to a couple of blackmailers. He readily agrees, only to arrive to find one of the pair lying in a pool of blood. When the victim dies in hospital, Sigurdur Oli is f ...

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Dear Amy: The Sunday Times Bestselling Psychological Thriller (by Helen Callaghan)

Michael Joseph (16 Jun, 2016)

In her guise as 'Dear Amy', agony aunt for a local newspaper, Margot Lewis has dealt with all sorts of letters - but never one like this... Dear Amy, I've been kidnapped by a strange man. I don't know where I am. Please help me, Bethan Avery This must be a cruel hoax. Because Bethan Avery has been missing for nearly two decades. But as the present-day search intensifies for another missing ...

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Your Blue-Eyed Boy (by Helen Dunmore)

Penguin (27 Mar, 2008)

'There are things you should know about blackmail . . . ' At thirty-eight Simone has responsibilities: she's a district judge with two small boys and a husband on the verge of bankruptcy and breakdown. When she receives a letter postmarked New York she has no idea that opening it will threaten all she has worked for and call into question her judgement. For the photographs contained in the letter remind ...

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Darkly Dreaming Dexter (by Jeff Lindsay)

Orion (27 Jul, 2005)

Dexter Morgan isn't exactly the kind of man you'd bring home to your mum. At heart, he's the perfect gentleman: he has a shy girlfriend, and seems to lead a quiet, normal life bordering on the mundane. Despite the fact that he can't stand the sight of blood, he works as a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami police. But Dexter also has a secret hobby: he is an accomplished serial killer. So far, he's kill ...

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What Lot's Wife Saw (by Ioanna Bourazopoulou)

Black and White Publishing (19 Jun, 2013)

It s been twenty-five years since the Overflow flooded Southern Europe, drowning Rome, Vienna and Istanbul, and turning Paris into a major port. At the Dead Sea, the earth has opened up to reveal a strange violet salt to which the world has become addicted, and a colony has been established by the mysterious Consortium of Seventy-Five to control the supply. Run by murderers, fugitives and liars, the Colony ...

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The Invisible Library: 1 (The Invisible Library Series) (by Genevieve Cogman)

Pan (15 Jan, 2015)

Irene must be at the top of her game or she'll be off the case - permanently. . . Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, which harvests fiction from different realities. And along with her enigmatic assistant Kai, she's posted to an alternative London. Their mission - to retrieve a dangerous book. But when they arrive, it's already been stolen. London's underground factions seem prepared ...

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Shelley and His World (by Claire Tomalin)

Encore Editions (30 Nov, -0001)

"Shelley and His World" was universally acclaimed on publication as an ideal introduction to the poet's life and work. This much-requested reissue is guaranteed to delight Claire Tomalin's loyal readership. 'A vivid, amusing yet heartbreaking picture of Shelley emerges: poetry, politics, travel, friendships, love-affairs, scandals, mysteries, children, visions - all gracefully combined' - "London Review of ...

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