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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Anybody Out There? (Michael Joseph Ltd)

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

'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)

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

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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84 Charing Cross Road (Time Warner Paperbacks)

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This book is the very simple story of the love affair between Miss Helene Hanff of New York and Messrs Marks & Co, sellers of rare and secondhand books, at 84 Charing Cross Road, London.

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Where Dead Men Meet: The adventure thriller of the year (Headline Review)

4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars  from  2 reviews

Paris, 1937. Luke Hamilton - a junior air intelligence officer at the British Embassy - finds himself the target of an assassination attempt. A clear case of mistaken identity, or so it first appears. As Luke is hunted across a continent sliding towards war, he comes to learn that the answers lie deep in a past that predates his abandonment as a baby on the steps of an orphanage twenty-five years ago. Fr ...

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The Blood Card: Stephens and Mephisto Mystery 3 (Stephens & Mephisto Mystery 3) (Quercus)

4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars  from  2 reviews

On the eve of the Queen's coronation, DI Stephens and Max Mephisto uncover an anarchist plot and a ticking bomb at the same time as solving the murder of a man close to them - from the author of the bestselling Dr Ruth Galloway mysteries. 'Mixes cosiness and sharpness in a way that recalls the best of Agatha Christie' Sunday Express (on Smoke and Mirrors) Elizabeth II's coronation is looming, but the ...

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The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer (Bloomsbury Publishing)

4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars  from  2 reviews

Early in the morning of Monday 8 July 1895, thirteen-year-old Robert Coombes and his twelve-year-old brother Nattie set out from their small, yellow-brick terraced house in East London to watch a cricket match at Lord's. Their father had gone to sea the previous Friday, the boys told their neighbours, and their mother was visiting her family in Liverpool. Over the next ten days Robert and Nattie spent extra ...

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A Gathering of Shadows (A Darker Shade of Magic #2) (Titan Books)

4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars  from  2 reviews

Kell is one of the last magicians with the ability to travel between parallel universes, linked by the magical city of London. It has been four months since a mysterious obsidian stone fell into his possession and he met Delilah Bard. Four months since the Dane twins of White London fell, and the stone was cast with Holland's dying body back into Black London.Now Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical ...

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Three Wishes (Penguin)

4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars  from  2 reviews

They say trouble always comes in threes. And for sisters Lyn, Cat and Gemma Kettle, the year they turn thirty-three is no exception. Sensible Lyn is struggling to balance being a mother, wife and businesswoman without losing her mind. Cat, whose perfect marriage is the envy of all her friends, never suspects that her husband has been hiding a secret that will tear her life apart. And directionless Gemma, wh ...

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A Darker Shade of Magic (Titan Books)

4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars  from  2 reviews

Most people only know one London; but what if there were several? Kell is one of the last Travelers magicians with a rare ability to travel between parallel Londons. There is Grey London, dirty and crowded and without magic, home to the mad king George III. There is Red London, where life and magic are revered. Then, White London, ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne. But once upon a time, ...

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Hidden: An Alex Verus novel (Orbit)

4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars  from  2 reviews

Alex Verus is a diviner who can see probable futures - a talent that's gotten him and his friends out of many a tough scrape. But what happens when someone doesn't want Alex's help? Alex's friend, the life mage Anne, distanced herself from him when she found out about his past as a Dark apprentice. Now she's in serious trouble, but wants nothing to do with him. Alex has to start wondering if Anne's problem ...

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First One Missing (Transworld Digital)

4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars  from  2 reviews

Welcome to the club no one wants to join There are three things no-one can prepare you for when your daughter goes missing: - You are haunted by her memory day and night - Even close friends can't understand what you are going through. - Only in a group with mothers of other lost children can you find real comfort. But as the parents gather to offer each other support in the wake of another disap ...

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Taken: An Alex Verus Novel (Orbit)

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Welcome to Fountain Reach Ancient seat of the Aubuchon dynasty Majestic setting of the White Stone tournament Alex Verus's (not necessarily reliable) reputation attracts all sorts. Most are plain bonkers. Yet there's one invitation he just can't refuse. At Fountain Reach, Alex is perfectly placed among the noted and notorious to figure out why apprentices have been vanishing. But ...

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