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  • Judith Kinghorn

    In 1914, despite the threat of war in Europe, Pearl Gibson's future is bright. She has secured a desirable position as a lady's maid for Lady Ottoline Campbell. Her new role sees her transported from a life of drudgery to the Campbell's vast Scottish estate. Pearl is quickly drawn into a whirlwind of intrigue, glamour and scandal, as she realises her job requires her to become her lady's confidante as well as her maid. In the confusing world of the upper classes it is Ottoline's cousin, Ralph, who Pearl comes to rely on, trust - and love. But when violence erupts in Europe, Pearl and Ottoline's world is irrevocably changed. As the men in their lives are called to the front line, shocking...read more

  • P.G. Bell

    Suzy is surprised to find a grumpy troll building a railway through her house - especially when a gigantic steam train crashes into her hallway! This is the Impossible Postal Express, the trusty delivery service of the Union of Impossible Places, and Suzy becomes its newest recruit. And with her cursed first package, an Impossible adventure begins. Welcome to the Impossible Places... Where there's fuzzics not physics, where adventure meets magic and where the journey will never, ever take you where you expect it...read more

  • Maggie James

    Bestselling author Maggie James is back with a stunning new thriller full of twists, turns and intrigue. When Lyddie takes her sister to Devon to recover after a recent suicide attempt, it starts a train of events that will put their lives in grave danger. Ellie has been the victim of a professional con artist who stole her savings, then disappeared from her life. Driven by her own history of failed relationships, Lyddie vows revenge on the man who broke her sister's heart. She assumes a false identity and begins her hunt for a man she knows to be cold, calculating and ruthless. But who is fooling whom? Can Lyddie find the justice she seeks and heal her damaged...read more

  • Evelyn James

    Brighton 1920. Clara Fitzgerald is trying to earn a little respect as the first female private detective in Brighton, when Mrs Wilton turns up on her doorstep one snowy day. Struggling to get by since the war, Mrs Wilton has been convinced by an unscrupulous clairvoyant that her dead husband is trying to make contact via strange riddles that supposedly lead to hidden treasure. Clara is quickly on the case to prove the notorious clairvoyant, Mrs Greengage, is nothing more than a scam-artist, extorting money from Mrs Wilton. But after an unpleasant seance, Mrs Greengage is found with a bullet in her chest and Clara is rapidly a suspect as one of the last people to see her alive. There is no...read more

  • Evelyn James

    Clara Fitzgerald is drawn to the reckless but charming Captain O'Harris and his daring attempt to cross the Atlantic in his biplane, 'White Buzzard'. O'Harris is drawn to Brighton's first female detective because of a family mystery that has long haunted him. Can Clara discover the truth about the death of Goddard O'Harris and the reason his body mysteriously vanished? Torn between her feelings for Captain O'Harris and exposing the truth, Clara must unravel a decade old puzzle that will change everyone's perceptions of the O'Harris family. What was the real nature of Goddard's relationship with his wife? What secrets does the affable Colonel Brandt hold? Was Goddard murdered or was it a...read more

  • Dawn O'porter

    The follow-up to the number one bestseller PAPER AEROPLANES. It's a year and a half on from PAPER AEROPLANES, and Renée is now living idyllically with her Auntie Jo. They even have geese, and Renée likes to sit and watch them, wondering if she'll ever find 'the One' - someone who will love her no matter what, and be there for her no matter how bad things get. She and Flo are in their final year at school, and they've got some tough choices to make - like will they go to university? And if so where - and will they go together? Renée's ambivalence on the matter shocks Flo, who had assumed they'd continue as they were, the best and closest of friends, forever. She feels as though she needs...read more

  • Dawn O'porter

    I just can't imagine me without you... It's the mid-1990s, and fifteen-year-old Guernsey schoolgirls, Renée and Flo, are not really meant to be friends. Thoughtful, introspective and studious Flo couldn't be more different to ambitious, extroverted and sexually curious Renée. But Renée and Flo are united by loneliness and their dysfunctional families, and an intense bond is formed. Although there are obstacles to their friendship (namely Flo's jealous ex-best friend and Renée's growing infatuation with Flo's brother), fifteen is an age where anything can happen, where life stretches out before you, and when every betrayal feels like the end of the world. For Renée and Flo it is the...read more

  • Evelyn James

    When Clara Fitzgerald, Brighton's first female private detective, is invited to the wedding of her cousin Andrew Campbell, she expects it to be a rather dull weekend. The Campbells, however, are far from dull with proto-feminist Peg fighting with her stepmother and Susan Campbell on the verge of suicide. Matters are not helped by the arrival of the black sheep of the family, who is determined to ruffle everyone's feathers. But on the day of the wedding, events rapidly go wrong. A mysterious woman turns up at the ceremony, claiming Andrew is already married to her. When the woman winds up dead, Andrew is the prime suspect. Clara unravels Andrew's past, while contending with a family...read more

  • Amy Cross

    The year is 1940. In the picturesque English village of Briarwych, Father David Perkins tends to his work at the local church. The shadow of war has fallen across England, and the local airbase provides a constant reminder of the horrors that have been unleashed. For Father Perkins, the struggle to provide guidance for his parishioners is an everyday battle. And then Judith Prendergast starts hearing voices in the church. A faithful and devoted woman, struggling to raise her daughter Elizabeth, Judith takes a dim view of the happenings in Briarwych. Soon, however, she's offered a terrible deal, the consequences of which she doesn't fully understand. And as she tries to set right her awful...read more

  • Shari Low

    From the bestselling author of The Story Of Our Life. Perfect for the fans of Jo-Jo Moyes and Marian Keyes. When Tess married Drew Gold, she knew his two ex-wives were still in his life. Now Drew has planned a luxury cruise to celebrate his birthday, and all the former Mrs. Golds are coming too... Drew's second wife, fashion editor Mona, never puts a Louboutin wrong when it comes to style. Now it's time to reclaim the only man she ever really loved... if she can tempt Drew away from Sarah Gold, his new wife for a second time. When Drew left his first wife, Sarah, for the glamorous Mona, Sarah's emotions went into hibernation. Now she's decided to shave those legs and start living...read more

  • P.G. Bell

    Suzy can't wait to return to the Union of Impossible Places on the Impossible Postal Express. But when she arrives, she overhears a dastardly plan to destroy Trollville from a shadowy and unexpected villain. Suzy and her friends must race from magical cloud-worlds to secret caverns to catch the culprit, before Trollville comes crashing down... PRAISE FOR THE AUTHOR: 'Rollicking entertainment.' THE SUNDAY TIMES on The Train to Impossible Places 'All aboard for an unforgettable journey!' THE SUNDAY EXPRESS on The Train to Impossible...read more

  • D.K. Fields

    There's power in stories and this is a story of power. Dead bodies aren't unusual in the alleyways of Fenest. Muggings, brawls gone bad, debts collected - Detective Cora Gorderheim has seen it all. Until she finds a Wayward man with his mouth sewn shut. As Cora pieces together the dead man's story, she's drawn into the most dangerous story in the Union of Realms: the election. All she wants is to catch the killer, but nothing is that simple in an election year. Dark forces conspire against the Union and soon she finds herself at the rotten core of it all. Cora will find the killer, but at what...read more

  • Ken Liu

    From award-winning author Ken Liu comes his much anticipated second volume of short stories. Ken Liu is one of the most lauded short story writers of our time. This collection includes a selection of his latest science fiction and fantasy stories over the last five years sixteen of his best plus a new novelette. In addition to these seventeen selections, The Hidden Girl and Other Stories also features an excerpt from book three in the Dandelion Dynasty series, The Veiled Throne. PRAISE FOR THE PAPER MENAGERIE: 'The Paper Menagerie is distinguished not only by its inventive imagination and emotional acuity it has, as a whole, an impressive and cumulative coherance ... The glittering wit on...read more