Acclaimed novelist Quan Barry delivers a tour de female force in this delightful novel...
Acclaimed novelist Quan Barry delivers a tour de female force in this delightful novel...
Faith Hunter planned the perfect event at her grandmother’s shop, Scrap This, featuring local scrapbooker and Life Artist Diva, Belinda Watson. But the extravaganza goes up in a cloud of glitter when Belinda and her cousin, Darlene, brawl over scraplifted designs...
Remembrance by Danielle Steel, Serena di San Tibaldo is on her way to Italy. Her eyes “looked like icy cold green pools of very fine emeralds, incredibly beautiful, but with very little warmth.” The doors of her soul were closed. As she traveled on the train her thoughts took her to the last time she saw her grandmother...Read More
On International Literacy Day, The Reading Agency has unveiled the jackets for the next instalment of Quick Reads, written by Oyinkan Braithwaite, Louise Candlish, Katie Fforde, Peter James, Caitlin Moran and Khurrum Rahman...Read More
Another day, another dead woman in Ellison Russell’s study.
Only this one claimed to be Mrs. Anarchy Jones.
As Ellison juggles mothers, daughter, unhappy wives, and near-miss murder attempts, one thing is clear—someone will go to any lengths to hide the truth.
Can Ellison and Anarchy catch a killer before the body count rises? Or will Ellison be the next corpse i...
Paul Finch’s latest novel is a standalone thriller, but like his bestselling Heck series, One Eye Open is a police procedural. On the face of it, the traffic police might not seem the most promising division to write a thriller in, but Finch has once again produced a top notch example of British commercial crime fiction which his many fans will enjoy.
The story k...Read More
Inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasion. She returned to save her family’s dying legacy–but found the ghosts of her past alive and well.
Susan Napier’s family once lived on the success of the high-end restaurants founded by her late grandfather. But bad luck and worse management has brought the business to the edge of financial ruin...
Welcome to the idyllic country retreat of Christmas Steepleton, and let Jane Lovering whisk you away with the most heart-warming, romantic and comforting read of the year.
Leaving London and her ex-husband Luc behind, Katie and her 14-year-old daughter Poppy move into their very own, very ramshackle cottage near the village of Christmas Steepleton on the Dorset coast...
When a man agrees to do a favor for a friend, he gets more than he bargained for as he becomes embroiled in a woman’s murder in this new thriller from the USA Today bestselling author of Layover.
Ryan Francis has it all—great job, wonderful wife, beautiful child—and he loves posting photos of his perfect life on social media...
Film star Amelie Hart is the darling of the silver screen, appearing on the front pages of every newspaper. But at the peak of her fame she throws it all away for a regular guy with an ordinary job.
The gossip columns are aghast: what happened to the woman who turned heads wherever she went?
Any hope the furore will die down are crushed when Amelie’s bo...
Palomino by Danielle Steel, Samantha Taylor, known as Sam, is set to become the Creative Director of the firm she works for when Harvey Maxwell retires. One day when she comes home she finds her husband, John; packing his clothes in a suitcase and he tells her he’s leaving her for his co-host on the network he works at...Read More
On the night of 11 August 1956, less than a mile from his home in East Hampton, artist Jackson Pollock crashed his green, convertible Oldsmobile 88 into a tree. The 44-year-old Pollock and a female passenger were killed instantly. Ruth Kligman, Pollock’s mistress, survived the accident...Read More
Nursery rhymes, as we all know, often have disturbing and violent messages. The old London rhyme Oranges and Lemons is no exception. When the speaker of the House of Commons Michael Claremont is badly injured under a delivery of citrus fruit near St Clement’s Church, it’s clear (to some) this is no freakish accident...Read More
One unsolved murder. A best friend determined to right the wrongs of the past.
On the 21st August Tabitha Rice disappeared without a trace. All the signs point to murder, but no signs point to a murderer. The easiest answer is her husband, Rick. But he protests his innocence and there is little proof he is the murderer.
Annabella knows there is more to ...
Spoiler Alert: Hidden Legacy series spoilers follow. I’m avoiding spoilers for Emerald Blaze but it’s not possible to talk about this book without mentioning spoilers from previous books in the series.
CW: gore, violence, death, reference to sexual assault and human trafficking
Sapphire Flames made my best books of 2019 list so, like most people I know in Roman...Read More
Matters of the Heart by Danielle Steel Hope Dunne was a top Photographer who knew joy and sorrow but she found comfort through the lens of her camera. Hope enjoyed taking walks and wherever she went she took pictures. She had started when she was nine.
She had porcelain white skin and black hair and had been teased that she looked like Snow White...Read More
Right from the title, you know the stately Yorkshire family home Mortmain Hall will play a pivotal role in this classic mystery. The legal doctrine of mortmain, after all, refers to owners’ attempts to control the fate of their property after their death. As you can imagine, the influence of mortua manus – the dead hand – opens succeeding generations to all sort...Read More
An accidental dog swap unleashes an unexpected love match in this new romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Julia London.
Carly Kennedy’s life is in a spiral...
Emma has settled into her hometown bar for the evening. It was in this very room that she met Lucas a few years back, on a blind date. Nine months ago,
in unimaginable circumstances, they divorced.
As Emma listens to the locals’ banter, key facts about her life story begin to emerge and the past comes bearing down on her like a freight train.
The Award by Danielle Steel Just before Christmas, Gaelle was biking to her friend Rebekah Feldmann’s house to pick her up for school but just a safe distance away she saw her and her family being loaded on a truck at gun point. It was the 1940’s when Germany occupied France...Read More
England in the early 1950s must have been a pretty grey and dismal place to live. The country was still recovering from World War II, and rationing didn’t end until 1954. No wonder, then, that the 1960s were ‘swinging’ as a new sense of freedom swept the land.
In the centre of that maelstrom of colour, pop music and snazzy fashions is Delia Maxwell...Read More
Fool In Love
An April Fool’s Day Hot Holiday Novella
When a shy workaholic wants to date, what is she supposed to do?
According to my cousin, the only solution is to sign up for an exclusive dating event on April 1st.
I was nervous.
I was awkward.
I was unprepared.
I didn’t know what to expect on April Fool’s Day...
They say that home is where the heart is…
When a family tragedy strikes, Quinn Wagner travels home to Black Canyon, Montana for the first time in almost a decade. Having left her childhood sweetheart Colt at the altar before she fled, Quinn knows her homecoming will mean facing up to her past.
But when Quinn runs into Colt on her family’s ranch and re...
Thomas Brogan is on the run. He’s killed people – quite a few, it turns out – and the police are on his tail. As he legs it through the streets and alleys of the urban sprawl somewhere in the UK, he runs past a terrace of houses. The one on the end seems empty, so he tears away some of the boards and scrambles inside. Safety...Read More
ROOMMATE WANTED to share a gorgeous sun-filled apartment in Central Harlem. Must love cats. No ex-husbands or wives need apply.
Seventeen years ago, different dreams pulled Simon Mizrahi and Lana Kuo apart. But when Lana takes a position as a chef back in Manhattan, her apartment search puts her right in her ex-husband’s path...
Vintage Crime is a CWA anthology with a difference, celebrating members’ work over the years. The book will gather stories from the mid-1950s until the twenty-first century by great names of the past, great names of the present together with a few hidden treasures by less familiar writers...Read More
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…Merry Winters is excited for her dream-come-true moment: Being an on-site crafter for a Christmas movie...
Welcome Me to Willoughby Close by Kate Hewitt, with four new residents and happy endings to deliver…
Emily David didn’t want to move to Willoughby Close. She was perfectly content in London, but when her boss, Henry Trent, asks her to relocate, she’s left with little choice. Emily prefers living on her own and finds comfort in her routines...
Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis, The book opens with the partial transcript of a magazine interview with horror film director Nolan Nox...Read More
National bestselling author Lucy Burdette’s tenth Key West Food Critic mystery is piping hot with pie-enthusiasts and murder suspects.
When a fierce rivalry between key lime pie bakers leads to a pastry chef’s murder, food critic Hayley Snow is fit to be pied.
During the week between Christmas and New Year’s, the year-round population of Key West, Florida, fac...
Richard Lionheart tells the story of his mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine. In 1173, she and three of her sons instigate a rebellion to overthrow the English king, her husband Henry Plantagenet...Read More
The Good Fight by Danielle Steel, This story starts in the 1940’s and Hitler’s rein of terror. Meredith was turning six soon and she remembered the day her father(Robert) went to do his part in the war against Hitler. She remembers her mother(Janet) crying and her grandparents were there, how proud her grampa (Bill)was of his son...Read More
Fans of cosy crime should look away now – because a new release by Chris Carter is not a place you can comfortably inhabit. Carter has cornered the market in near to the knuckle psychological crime books that drag you in screaming and won’t let go, featuring decidedly different Detective Robert Hunter of LAPD’s Ultra Violent Crimes Unit.
Why is Hunter differe...Read More
Narrator: David Maxwell
Length: 7 hours, 53 minutes
Adam is more than ready to call it a day. Lindenshaw St. Crispin’s, the school where Adam teaches, is looking for a new headteacher and it’s come down to three potential candidates, one of whom has just had his interview. Another called in sick, and the third … well, he’s dead...Read More
Celeste Williams has finally gotten her life back on track and the last thing on her mind is dating again. Then she meets Thaddeus Whitcomb, a man as caring as he is handsome. The chemistry between them is instant and irresistible...
Southern Culture … Old Friendships … Family Tragedy
One phone call from Renny to come home and “see about” the capricious Ava and Celia Wakefield decides to overlook her distressful past in the name of friendship.
For three reflective days at Renny’s lake house in Heber Springs, Arkansas, the three childhood fr...
Friends Forever by Danielle Steel, “Theirs is a heart wrenching, ultimately triumphant story that spans decades, weaves together a vivid casts of characters, and captures the challenges we face in life—sometimes, if we’re lucky, with a friend forever by our side.
This is a story about five friends forever they include Gabby, Billy, Izzie, Sean and Andy...Read More
After I finished Little Women, a book it somehow took me five months to read, I wanted to read something a bit lighter, quicker, and funny. Applying my self-created rules for classic literature reads, “lighter, quick and funny” don’t abound...Read More
Vangie Vale and the Larcenous Lava Cake (The Matchbaker Mysteries)
I never thought Edward would come back…
When the court case against my ex was finished, I thought we were finished, too. But it turns out, it was only the beginning.
The Larcenous Lava Cake is book four in The Matchbaker Mysteries, a new cozy culinary mystery series from USA Today Bestselling Autho...
Mia thinks she has escaped her controlling ex-husband, Rob. She’s found herself a new home, a new boyfriend and a new life.
But when the police arrive to tell her that Rob has been found dead on his boat, things quickly fall apart. Mia is terrified she’ll be suspected, however the police are keeping all options open...
The coronavirus lockdown has led to a big uptick in reading and binge-watching. We’ve given you plenty of recommendations in both categories, but as things gradually get back to normal, one show you definitely don’t want to miss is the Canadian crime series Cardinal...Read More
Translated by Shaun Whiteside — With its release timed to coincide with the UK’s first French Book Week and Bastille Day, Never Forget is French crime author Michel Bussi‘s latest suspense thriller and the fifth to be translated into English.
Jamal Salaoui has a goal – to run the toughest race in France, the Mont Blanc Ultra-Trail, a 68k run which takes aroun...Read More
Summer by the sea – a time to spread your wings, right?
Leah has come to Dorset to collect seaweed samples for a nutrition research project. She’s trying to leave behind a disastrous family life, and is haunted by the death of her best friend, Claire, on whom she relied for advice.
Here she meets Brendon, an Australian come to search for his mysteriously-vani...
Five years ago, Sam Tiller made the best decision of his life … and the worst. Leaving behind a boring 9-to-5 job full of people he hated, Sam took a position that promised adventure and excitement, two things sorely missing from his life. The Community of Species Government (CSG) is certainly exciting...Read More
One Summer can change your life…
As a single mum, Ellen Fox missed out on a lot, but she wouldn’t change a thing. Then she overhears her son saying he can’t leave home to go to college because she needs him too much. If she wants him to live his best life, she has to convince him she’s living hers.
To help, Ellen’s best friend Unity creates a li...
Aussie farm girl Matilda Moore kicks off her dream trip to London by flat-sitting for her childhood friend. But London is daunting, crowded and noisy, and that’s before Tilly finds a baby on the doorstep. There’s a note attached: “Henry, if you’re reading this, please know the worst has happened...Read More
A whip smart librarian’s fresh start comes with a tart twist in this perfect cocktail of murder and mystery—with a romance chaser.
MURDER ON TAP
With Chicago winters in the rearview mirror, Chloe Jackson is making good on a promise: help her late friend’s grandmother run the Sea Glass Saloon in the Florida Panhandle...
From Arctic snowscapes to deep, dark forests and on to the heat of the Outback, wilderness noir is getting to be quite the thing. If it’s grabbed you then watch out for our lead book this week – The Hunted by Gabriel Bergmoser is set in a remote part of Australia and needless to say things get pretty desperate pretty fast once the bad guys turn up...Read More
Spirits is a duology featuring two stories by authors Julia Talbot and B.A. Tortuga.
Moonshine and full moons, two things that don’t necessarily go together...Read More
Avoiding the beach this summer? Missing sand and surf? Claire Matturro’s crime thriller set on Florida’s Gulf Coast will take you there. You can soak up the atmosphere while her protagonist, Kate Garcia, gets into some mighty deep waters.
Kate has a boyfriend who wants to marry her...Read More
Sweetest in the Gale is an anthology featuring three novellas set in your Marysburg series set in and around Marysburg High School in Virginia (although, in the case of the last novella, the link to the high school is somewhat tenuous). Two of the novellas have been previously published in multi-author anthologies which sold, at the time for 99c each...Read More
At 26 years of age, Australian author Gabriel Bergmoser is already something of a phenomenon in his own country. He’s won the Peter Ustinov and Kenneth Branagh awards for his scriptwriting, and has three young adult thrillers to his name...Read More
In the sacred grove of Julius Caesar, something deadly stirs in the undergrowth—a serial killer, who haunted the gardens for years, has claimed another victim—
At the feet of her adoptive father, renowned private informer Marcus Didius Falco, Flavia Albia learned a number of important rules...
Dangerous Games by Danielle Steel, A riveting tale of ambition and politics, passion, corruption, and ultimate justice, brings together a cast of fascinating characters who play Dangerous Games. These are the tales of Alix Phillips, TV News Reporter and Ben Chapman, cameraman and ex Navy Seal.
Alix and Ben came home after reporting where in Alabama there was a f...Read More
The Cast by Danielle Steel, Kait Whittier ignored the christmas party going on in the other room outside her office. She wanted her column in, “Ask Kait”, before she left...Read More
Coming Out by Danielle Steel The mother of twins got the invitation for the girls to be a part of Coming Out which is the right of young ladies of the age eighteen. In the old days it was the mark of maturity and they were then looking for a mate. This is the tale of Virginia and Veronica in Coming Out.
Olympia was running around getting lunch for her young so...Read More
The Dark Side by Danielle Steel Zoe and Rose Morgan were a perfect complement as sisters. Zoe had dark, shining, straight hair, Rose on the other hand had curly, halo of white-blond hair which sat as a cap on her head. Zoe always was shy, Rose was an irresistible child. Rose was three when she was diagnosed with leukemia...Read More
It was meant to be your daughter’s first sleepover. Now it’s an abduction. Lucia Blix went home from school for a playdate with her new friend Josie. Later that evening, Lucia’s mother Elisa dropped her overnight things round and kissed her little girl goodnight.
That was the last time she saw her daughter.
The next morning, when Lucia’s dad arr...
Standard Poodle owner Melanie Travis is an excellent judge of dogs—and people. But what happens when an unnamed killer emerges at one of the fiercest all-breed competitions ever?
As Greenwich, Connecticut, slows down during a bitterly cold February, Melanie and her spunky Aunt Peg head to the city that never sleeps for the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madis...
Blue by Danielle Steel Ginny Carter was traveling from Luena to Malanje in Angola. She had been there on a SOS Human Rights assignment. She spent any where from 2 months until 3 months on any assignment occasionally longer. She went in as part of a team that was there to ascertain if human right were being violated or questioned...Read More
From Rin Tin Tin and Lassie, through to Scooby Doo and Hooch, dogs have certainly played their part in fighting crime over the years. It’s time to open the pages of The Finders and meet the latest recruit, a young golden retriever called Elvira, owned by Mace Reid. She’s a good girl is Vira, quite content to sit and stay… until something raises her hackles.
“I’m in love with him… I don’t think I’ve ever admitted that out loud.”
I read this sweet, heart-warming friends-to-lovers romance in one sitting and I’ve been loving every book in this series so far! This is part of a series of interconnected standalones and I highly recommend starting at the beginning and working your way through the series because the...Read More
Love can take root where you least expect it.
Tyson Yang never imagined that one day he’d be the de facto spokesperson for an illegal community garden. But when the once-rat-infested-but-now-thriving Harlem lot goes up for sale, Ty can’t just let all their hard work get plowed under.
Even if he is irresistibly drawn to the lovely but infuriatingly stubborn re...
The story concerns Louise Downe, who begins the book known as Low Down. Louise is an unpolished woman panning for gold in Piney Creek, Colorado, when an epidemic of smallpox sweeps through the area. A number of miners are stricken and everyone else except for Louise flees. With determination and grit, Louise cares for the miners and all of them survive...Read More
A Mother’s Day trip to the Netherlands turns deadly when a guest plummets from a windmill. Was it an accident or a murder? For Lana Hansen, the answer will mean freedom or imprisonment for someone close to her…
Wanderlust Tours guide Lana Hansen and her mother, Gillian, haven’t seen eye to eye in over a decade, ever since Lana was wrongly fired...
Kit’s husband Doug discovers the body and immediately becomes a suspect in the death and theft. Kit springs into action once again to figure out who is responsible for the crimes...
Easton Campbell loves the farm and the land he grew up on. There is no place else he wants to live, but the farm isn’t doing well, and Easton fears it will just be a matter a time before he loses his home. However, if Easton is forced to sell, it won’t be to Lachlan Montgomery and his big city ideas and money...Read More
Thomas Brogan is a serial killer. With a trail of bodies in his wake and the police hot on his heels, it seems like Thomas has nowhere left to hide. That is until he breaks into an abandoned house at the end of a terrace on a quiet street...Read More
“I know I love you because my family would disown me for falling in love with you. And that doesn’t scare me half as much as you leaving this room without believing that my heart belongs to you more than it’s ever belonged to anyone.”
If you love enemies-to-lovers romance stories then this is definitely a book you’ll want to try!
Honestly in the first q...Read More
Wow. Lawrence Wright must have really polished up his crystal ball before writing this medical/political thriller, released in late April. As a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, he has a knack for describing history and its relevance today, capturing both the big political picture and the significant details that make characters memorable and wholly human.
It’s ...Read More
With a lurid magenta cover and a private detective who is larger-than-life, AJ Devlin’s Rolling Thunder is the right kind of contemporary pulp crime novel to read if you want to get your mind off COVID-19, Donald Trump, Brexit and all the other nonsense going on in today’s world...Read More
A detective desperate for revenge. A hitwoman with one last job. A killer with both on his list.
Detective Matt Jackson’s beloved wife, Polly, is the latest victim of a serial killer – Neon – who displays his victims amongst snaking neon lights.
Suicidal but unable to kill himself, he hires someone to finish the job...
Welcome to San Francisco in the 1930s. In the midst of the Great Depression it’s seen as a place of opportunity, and Jane Hopper is determined to grasp whatever chance comes her way and hold onto it, tight. Prepare to be drawn into the decidedly different Copy Boy, written by an author who has been described as ‘Raymond Chandler for feminists’.
There’s more tha...Read More
When Arden Maynor was six years old, she was swept away in terrifying storm and went missing for days. Against all odds, she was found alive, clinging to a storm drain. A living miracle. Arden’s mother wrote a book, and fame followed. But so did fans, creeps and stalkers...
Lost by Leona Deakin There is an explosion at a military ball. The casualties are rushed to hospital in eight ambulances, but only seven vehicles arrive. Captain Harry Peterson is missing.
His girlfriend calls upon her old friend Dr Augusta Bloom, who rushes to support the investigation...
A Fatal Fiction by Kaitlyn Dunnett
Freelance book editor Mikki Lincoln knows the makings of a well-written story. But she’ll need to choose her words wisely when a new assignment introduces a deadly plot twist . . .
Forgotten on the outskirts of quaint Lenape Hollow, Feldman’s Catskill Resort Hotel has outlasted its heyday as a popular tourist destination and no...
Grounds for Remorse by Misty Simon, Best friends Tallie Graver and Gina Laudermilch both seem to spend a lot of time around urns. For Tallie, they’re part and parcel of the family business, Graver’s Funeral Home...Read More
The Bone Jar by SW Kane, Two murders. An abandoned asylum. Will a mysterious former patient help untangle the dark truth?
The body of an elderly woman has been found in the grounds of a derelict asylum on the banks of the Thames. As Detective Lew Kirby and his partner begin their
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Flipped for Murder (as Prime Suspect) by Maddie Day, Robbie Jordan is a woman of mystery, cook, carpenter, and amateur sleuth which opens her up as prime suspect for murder. Nursing a broken heart, Robbie Jordan is trading in her life on the West Coast for the rolling hills of southern Indiana...
Murder on the Downs by Julie Wassmer, A controversial new property development is planned in Whitstable which will encroach upon the green open space of the downs, to the dismay of Whitstable residents who view this as the thin end of the wedge with regard to local wildlife conservation.
A campaign springs into...
ANNA a Novel by Laura Guthrie. Every cloud has a silver lining… doesn’t it? Anna is thirteen years old, lives in London with her father, and has Asperger’s syndrome. When her father dies, she moves to Scotland to live with her estranged, reclusive mother...Read More
The Beauty of Broken Things by Victoria Connelly, United by tragedy, can two broken souls make each other whole? After the tragic loss of his wife, Helen, Luke Hansard is desperate to keep her memory alive...Read More
Coming Home to Heritage Cove, by Helen J Rolfe. the little village by the sea brimming with character, community and friendship, and the perfect place to fall in love this summer…
Melissa rushes back to Heritage Cove when Barney, the man who’s been like a father figure to her since she was a little girl, ends up in hospital...