Highest Rated Books

The books in this section have all been rated very highly by our reviewers. The books have an average rating of 4.5 or higher and the number of high rating reviews the book receives is also taken into account.

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The Outcast Dead: A Ruth Galloway Investigation (Quercus)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  from  2 reviews

Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway has excavated a body from the grounds of Norwich Castle, a forbidding edifice that was once a prison. She believes the body may be that of infamous Victorian murderess Jemima Green. Called Mother Hook for her claw-like hand, Jemima was hanged in 1867 for the murder of five children in her care. DCI Harry Nelson has no time for long-dead killers. Immersed in the ...

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White Night: The Dresden case files (Dresden Files) (Orbit)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  from  2 reviews

Meet Harry Dresden, Chicago's first (and only) Wizard P.I. Turns out the 'everyday' world is full of strange and magical things - and most of them don't play well with humans. That's where Harry comes in. A series of apparent suicides rings alarm bells with the police, and Harry is hired. At the first crime scene he hits pay dirt, discovering an unmistakable magical taint. There's also a message especially ...

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Rivers of London (Rivers of London 1) (Gollancz)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  from  2 reviews

My name is Peter Grant and until January I was just probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right-thinking people as the Metropolitan Police Service (as the Filth to everybody else). My only concerns in life were how to avoid a transfer to the Case Progression Unit - we do paperwork so real coppers don't have to - and finding a way to climb into the panties of the outrageously pe ...

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Blood Rites: The Dresden Files Book Six (Orbit)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  from  2 reviews

Meet Harry Dresden, Chicago's first (and only) Wizard P.I. Turns out the 'everyday' world is full of strange and magical things - and most of them don't play well with humans. That's where Harry comes in. Harry's had worse assignments than going undercover on the set of an adult film. Dodging flaming monkey poo, for instance. Or going toe-to-leaf with a plant monster. Still, there's something troubli ...

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The Hunger Games (Scholastic)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  from  2 reviews

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. But Katniss has been clse to death before-and survival, for her, is second nature. The Hunger Games is a searing novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present. Welcome to the deadliest reality TV show ever...

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Before I Go To Sleep (Black Swan)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  from  2 reviews

So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love - all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may only be telling you half the story. Welcome to Christine's life.

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At the Sign of the Sugared Plum (Bloomsbury Publishing PLC)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  from  2 reviews

An historical novel set at the time of The Great Plague in London. It conveys how the atmosphere in London changes from a disbelief that the Plague is anything serious, to the full-blown horror of the death carts and being locked up - in effect to die - if your house is suspected of infection.

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Three Men in a Boat, to Say Nothing of the Dog! (Penguin Popular Classics) (Penguin Classics)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  from  2 reviews

J and his friends George and Harris decide that a jaunt up the Thames would suit them to a 'T'. But when they set off, they can hardly predict the troubles that lie ahead with tow-ropes, unreliable weather-forecasts and tins of pineapple chunks - not to mention the devastation left in the wake of J's small fox-terrier Montmorency.

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A Discovery of Witches (Headline)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  from  2 reviews

When historian Diana Bishop opens an alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, it's an unwelcome intrusion of magic into her carefully ordered life. Though Diana is a witch of impeccable lineage, the violent death of her parents while she was still a child convinced her that human fear is more potent than any witchcraft. Now Diana has unwittingly exposed herself to a world she's kept at bay for years; ...

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Hidden Lives: A Family Memoir (Penguin)

5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars5.0 Stars  from  2 reviews

Margaret Forster's grandmother died in 1936, taking many secrets to her grave. Where had she spent the first 23 years of her life? Who was the woman in black who paid her a mysterious visit shortly before her death? How had she borne living so close to an illegitimate daughter without acknowledging her? The search for answers took Margaret on a journey into her family’s past, examining not only her ...

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Anybody Out There? (Michael Joseph Ltd)

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'I had to go back to New York and try to find him. There was a chance he mightn't be there but I had to give it a go because there was one thing I was certain of: he wasn't here.' Anna Walsh is officially a wreck. Physically broken and emotionally shattered, she lies on her parents' Dublin sofa with only one thing on her mind: getting back to New York. New York means her best friends, The Most Fabulous Job ...

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Necropolis: London and Its Dead (Pocket Books)

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Offering an historical narrative of London's attitude to going the way of all flesh, this book blends archaeology, architecture and anecdotes in order to document the rise of the undertaking trade, covering everything from the pageantry of state funerals to public executions and bodysnatching.

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