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 Woodcutter (Harper)

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

Wolf Hadda’s life has been a fairytale. From humble origins as a Cumbrian woodcutter’s son, he has risen to become a hugely successful entrepreneur, happily married to the girl of his dreams. A knock on the door one morning ends it all. Universally reviled, thrown into prison while protesting his innocence, abandoned by friends and family, Wolf retreats into silence. Seven years later prison psychiat ...

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Penguin Popular Classics) (Penguin Classics)

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

A collection of stories, including 'A Scandal in Bohemia', 'A Case of Identity', 'The Red-Headed League' and 'The Boscombe Valley Mystery'.

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The Future Homemakers of America (Harper Perennial)

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

Norfolk,1953. The Fens have never seen anything quite like the girls from USAF Drampton. Overpaid, overfed and over here. While their men patrol the skies keeping the Soviets at bay, some are content to live the life of the Future Homemakers of America – clipping coupons, cooking chicken pot pie – but other start to stray, looking for a little native excitement beyond the perimeter fence. Out there i ...

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Moving Pictures: Discworld Novel 10: A Discworld Novel (Discworld Novels) (Corgi)

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

The alchemists of the Discworld have discovered the magic of the silver screen. But what is the dark secret of Holy Wood hill? It's up to Victor Tugelbend ('Can't sing. Can't dance. Can handle a sword a little.') and Theda Withel ('I come from a little town you've probably never heard of') to find out.

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The Coffin Dancer (Hodder Paperbacks)

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

The Coffin Dancer, America's most wanted hit man, is back. He's been hired by an airline owner who wants three witnesses taken care of before his trial, and has got the first, a pilot, by blowing up his entire plane. Enter quadriplegic ex-cop Lincoln Rhyme, who can find forensic evidence to hang a man in the smallest debris, and his assistant Amelia Sachs. Their job is to keep the remaining two witnesses sa ...

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The Moonstone (Wordsworth Classics) (Wordsworth Editions Ltd)

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

The Moonstone, a priceless diamond which had been brought to London as spoils of war, is given to Rachel Verrinder on her eighteenth birthday. That very night, the stone is stolen. Suspicion then falls on a hunchbacked housemaid, on Rachel's cousin Franklin Blake, on a troupe of mysterious jugglers, and on Rachel herself. The phlegmatic Sergeant Cuff is called in, and with the help of Betteredge, th ...

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Fingersmith (Virago Press Ltd)

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

'We were all more or less thieves at Lant Street. But we were that kind of thief that rather eased the dodgy deed along, than did it . We could pass anything, anything at all, at speeds which would astonish you. There was only one thing, in fact, that had come and got stuck - one thing that had somehow withstood the tremendous pull of that passage - one thing that never had a price put to it. I mean of cour ...

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Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley (Robinson Publishing)

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

An unexpected hike to the Other Side ...After time away, Agatha Raisin returns to her beloved Cotswold village of Carsely - and to her handsome neighbour, James Lacey. True, James seems less than thrilled to see her, but Agatha is soon distracted by a sensational murder. The victim, found in a field, is young hiker Jessica Tartinck, who spent her life enraging landowners by insisting on her right to roam. H ...

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Sail (Arrow)

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

As Peter Carlyle, a smooth-talking, super-successful lawyer, waved his family off on a sailing holiday, all they had in mind was lying back and relaxing. But as a violent storm broke out, an explosion caused the boat to vanish without a trace and the family were lost, presumed dead. Until now. When a message in a bottle is washed up on a shore, it becomes apparent that there must have been at least one s ...

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Storm Front (Dresden Case Files) (Orbit)

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

Lost items found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Reasonable rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment. Harry Dresden is the best and technically the 'only' at what he does. So when the Chicago P.D. has a case that transcends mortal capabilities, they come to him for answers. For the 'everyday' world is actually full of strange and magical things - and most of them don't play wel ...

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Cold Earth (Granta Books)

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

Six people with varying motives and varying levels of enthusiasm head to Greenland to excavate a ruined and pillaged farm site. The dig is set against isolation from the rest of the world which is suffering from a swine-flu like outbreak of unknown severity. The novel tells all of their stories against the back drop of the trials of surviving not only the bleak surroundings, but each other. With each charac ...

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Interview with the Vampire (Vampire Chronicles 1) (Sphere)

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

In a darkened room a young man sits telling the macabre and eerie story of his life - the story of a vampire, gifted with eternal life, cursed with an exquisite craving for human blood.

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