By David Gibbins
Fans of Dan Brown and Clive Cussler will be unable to resist this thrilling new Jack Howard action adventure from Sunday Times bestseller David Gibbins. Underwater archaeologist Jack Howard is back with a dangerous mission to uncover a shocking secret which could rewrite history... In 1890, a British soldier emerges from the depths of a Cairo sewer. He claims to have been trapped for years in an ancient underground complex, and swears that he stumbled upon an incredible collection of gold, treasure, and thousands upon thousands of jars filled with papyri. Dismissed as a madman who has lost his mind in the desert, his story was lost to the world. Until now...When a colleague of Jack Howard's stumbles across the soldier's story, the mention of a 'blinding shaft of light' captures Jack's attention and resurrects the forgotten ramblings. With the political situation in Egypt at boiling point, Jack and his team risk everything in a treacherous archaeological expedition to find the truth. Their mission will take them across the globe, down to the darkest depths of the Red Sea, and back through Egyptian history to the bloody reign of Akhenaten, the Sun-Pharaoh - and keeper of a devastating secret...
By Julianna Baggott, Casey Holloway, Joshua Swanson, Kevin T Collins, Khristine Hvam
We know you are here, our brothers and sisters. We will, one day, emerge from the Dome to join you in peace. For now, we watch from afar, benevolently.Pressia Belze has lived outside of the Dome ever since the detonations. Struggling for survival she dreams of life inside the safety of the Dome with the 'Pure'.Partridge, himself a Pure, knows that life inside the Dome, under the strict control of the leaders' regime, isn't as perfect as others think. Bound by a history that neither can clearly remember, Pressia and Partridge are destined to forge a new world.(P)2012 Headline Digital
By Joanne Hull
Ever since she was a child, Joanne Hull has had an unusual affinity with animals and an incredible ability to communicate with them. Unsurprisingly, this connection is particularly strong with man's best friend. Intelligent, loving and loyal, dogs have always had a unique bond with humans and a special place in many people's hearts.For years Joanne has been a dedicated-dog owner and has helped other owners across the country understand their pets. In this book she shares funny, heart-warming and sometimes heart-breaking stories, and offers practical advice on how people can improve communication with their own canine companions. From uplifting tales of heroic dogs who saved the day to hilarious dog-related disasters/dilemmas to moving accounts of precious pets who are no longer with us, Puppy Tales is a celebration of all our four-pawed friends and a revelation in how to really understand your dog.
Punishment in Botany Bay
By Bethany Amber
By Stewart Francis
I was standing in the park today wondering, why does a Frisbee appear larger the closer it gets? And then it hit me.'Stewart Francis is the king of the smart one-liner, the brilliantly crafted, often punning gag delivered in his trademark deadpan style.In this, his first book, he presents 500 of his funniest, most perfectly formed gags plus hilarious cartoons and more.
By Stuart Pearce
In an era of superstar prima donnas, Stuart Pearce's total commitment on the pitch earned him the affection of football fans everywhere, who nicknamed him Psycho. He will forever be remembered for two penalties - one missed and scored - for England, but there is so much more to him than that. This book reveals the fascinating story of one of football's greatest personalities. PSYCHO is as honest and straightforward as the man himself.
By S.J. Deas
Autumn,1646. The First Civil War is over, but the killing is not yet done.William Falkland, former favourite of King Charles turned reluctant investigator for Cromwell, seeks his missing family. As his hopes are once again dashed, a figure from his past reappears - Cromwell is not finished with him. Ordered to London, Falkland must help an irascible man of letters named John Milton, whose cherished sister was apparently abducted by the king's supporters.Falkland's task will lead him towards a brutal act buried in the maelstrom of the War, and a secret that threatens not just his own life, but also the fragile peace England so desperately needs...Praise for The Royalist, the first powerful mystery featuring William Falkland:'A page-turning novel, unpredictable and suspenseful, haunted by intriguing twists and turns... The characters are vividly portrayed, three-dimensional and convincing' Historical Novels Review'I take my hat off to the author for his ability and desire to portray all of this horror and dirt... Highly recommended' Parmenion Books'Deas writes at a furious pace... It is his wonderful descriptions and his creation of a powerfully charged atmosphere that really capture the reader' We Love This Book
By Gj Moffat
Could you spot a killer? Logan Finch's life depends on his ability to do just that. He's a bodyguard whose clients rely on his talent to head off trouble before it even starts. Now he's got his toughest job yet - protecting American serial killer Chase Black who has been released from prison on a technicality and is in London promoting his memoirs. Colorado Homicide Detective Jake Hunter, the man who put Black in jail, thought that he could spot a killer. Now he's not so sure. And the more he investigates the more he wonders whether a miscarriage of justice really did occur. The trouble is: if Black is innocent the real killer must still be at large. Finch becomes convinced that someone is hunting Black, and as violence erupts on both sides of the Atlantic he finds himself caught between his duty to a client and the instinct to survive the increasingly deranged individual that wants him dead. Protection is a terrifying journey that reveals the true darkness residing in the human heart.
The Prophecy of Death (Knights Templar Mysteries 25)
By Michael Jecks
An ancient prophecy. An urgent message. A deadly plot. In the twenty-fifth instalment of Michael Jecks' Knights Templar mysteries, Sir Baldwin de Furnshill and Simon Puttock find themselves surrounded by more court intrigue and danger. Perfect for fans of C.J. Sansom and Bernard Cornwell. 'A page-turning masterpiece that will keep the reader totally gripped until the very last page' - Historical Novels ReviewIt's 1325, and in England turmoil is rife. But could the Prophecy of St Thomas's Holy Oil be the key to saving the ill-fated reign of King Edward II? It is believed the one anointed with it will be a lion among men: he will conquer France, unite Christendom and throw the heathens from the Holy Land.Meanwhile, Sir Baldwin de Furnshill, Keeper of the King's Peace, and his friend Simon Puttock return from France with urgent messages for the King himself. Soon they find themselves at the centre of a deadly court intrigue involving the most powerful and ruthless men in the country, who will stop at nothing, not least murder, to achieve their ambitions... What readers are saying about The Prophecy of Death: 'Apart from the immense amount of history I have learned along the way, one gets very affectionate about the main characters, almost like family!' 'Michael Jecks is one of the best medieval writers of our times. His two main characters come alive in the imagination when you're reading them''Michael Jecks has done it again. A wonderful book'
By Benita Brown
She promised to protect her sister - no matter what the cost... The Promise is a heart-wrenching and powerful story of two young sisters caught up in an underworld of corruption and deceit, from popular saga author Benita Brown. Perfect for fans of Kitty Neale and Rosie Goodwin.When her father, a journalist, is murdered, Marion Brookfield vows to care for her younger sister Annette. The girls believe they have found a refuge when charming businessman Victor Bateman proposes to Marion and they move into his luxurious home. But Marion's friend, Daniel Brady, is conducting his own investigation into Henry Brookfield's death. He learns the journalist was closing in on the head of a child prostitution racket when he was killed. And now his precious daughters may not be so safe, after all... What readers are saying about The Promise: 'Benita meets all the criteria which make a good book... the research that goes into her books, and the clarity of style''I love Benita Brown's books and this one is no exception, it's hard to put it down, I have been trying to read it at every spare moment''For anyone who enjoys a Catherine Cookson novel this book is an absolute must. I have read all of Benita Brown's novels and find her style of writing engaging with good plots and characters'
Private Eyes (Alex Delaware series, Book 6)
By Jonathan Kellerman
Can Alex Delaware help a former patient whose most terrifying childhood nightmares have started to come true? Complex and compelling, Private Eyes is a formidable thriller from the internationally bestselling Jonathan Kellerman. Perfect for fans of Harlan Coben and Patricia Cornwell. 'A thriller which gives your wits a work-out. Endlessly intriguing; as good as they come' - Literary ReviewPsychologist Alex Delaware regards Melissa Dickinson as one of his greatest achievements. A tormented seven year old when she first appeared in his LA surgery, two years on she was fully recovered.Years later, Melissa contacts Alex, desperate for him to help her mother, Gina. Gina was a budding Hollywood starlet until a vicious acid attack left her disfigured. Crippled with fear, Gina has hidden from the world for two decades. But before Alex can help, she disappears. Now Alex is locked in a search leading him into a grotesque labyrinth of hidden histories and desires... What readers are saying about the Alex Delaware series: 'Excellent read, the Delaware series is brilliant!''A bit of escapism, sufficient realism to make it believable, some edge-of-the-seat thrills, chills, spills, and... hope''Intriguing story with lots of twists and turns'
Private Investigations (Bob Skinner series, Book 26)
By Quintin Jardine
Death is a hard habit to break... Private Investigations is Quintin Jardine's twenty-sixth Bob Skinner mystery and sees the Edinburgh sleuth plunged into a gruelling case, in which no score will go unsettled. A thrilling mystery for fans of Ian Rankin and Peter James. Former Chief Constable Bob Skinner has uncovered his fair share of shocking crime scenes over his thirty-year career. But none could prepare him for the sight he finds stowed in the back of a stolen car that collides with his on the outskirts of Edinburgh.As his former colleagues investigate, Skinner takes on an unusual commission of his own.The body count rises, motives appear, the hunt goes global, and potential conflicts surface. In his new guise, is Skinner is on the side of the angels... or working against them? What readers are saying about Private Investigations: 'Brilliant read from first to last page''The plot has plenty of twists and turns... and with a new development in every chapter, it is extremely addictive''There is something for everyone in Private Investigations, a complicated plot, an interesting protagonist, some serious points and humour'
The Prisoner's Gold (The Hunters 3)
By Chris Kuzneski
THE HUNTERS return in their third brilliant novel from the Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author Chris Kuzneski, whose writing James Patterson says has 'raw power'. The team are hunting Marco Polo's hidden treasure, but who is on their tail? THE HUNTERSIf you seek, they will find...The travels of Marco Polo are known throughout the world. But what if his story isn't complete?What if his greatest adventure has yet to be discovered?Guided by a journal believed to have been dictated by Polo himself,the Hunters set out in search of his final legacy:the mythical treasure gathered during Polo's lifetime of exploration.But as every ancient clue brings them closer to the truth,each new step puts them in increasing danger...Explosive action. Killer characters. Classic Kuzneski.
Prisoner of Night and Fog
By Anne Blankman
An ordinary girl faces an extraordinary choice in this gripping, coming-of-age tale of secrets and courage set in Nazi Germany, perfect for readers who enjoyed The Book Thief and Beneath a Scarlet Sky.' 'It's terrifying and incredible to think how much of this story is true' Elizabeth Wein, author of Code Name Verity Munich, 1931. Gretchen Muller has been cherished and protected by Adolf Hitler ever since her father, a senior Nazi officer, sacrificed himself to save the life of the Führer. And now Germany has the chance to be great once more, under the command of her 'Uncle Dolf'. But secrets cannot be silenced forever. When Gretchen meets a young Jewish reporter named Daniel Cohen, who claims that her father was actually murdered, she becomes swept up in a desperate and dangerous search for the truth. With the full might of the ever-powerful Nazi party on her tail, and the motives of her dearest friends now in question, Gretchen must risk everything to determine her own allegiances - even if her choices could get her and Daniel killed.What readers are saying about Prisoner of Night and Fog:'Takes a mature approach to a very serious subject and immerses the reader in the twisted, violent culture of Nazism in the years before Hitler came to power''Blankman has woven her clever and well-researched plot around real people and real events - not least the character of Hitler himself''A great read for anyone who wants a gripping page turner and particularly to those wanting to find out more about a grimly fascinating period of history'
The Prisoner of Brenda
When notorious gangster 'Fat Sam' Mahood is murdered, the chief suspect is arrested nearby. But he seems to have suffered a breakdown. Incarcerated in a mental institution, he's known only as the Man in the White Suit. The suspect remains an enigma until Nurse Brenda calls on Mystery Man, former patient and owner of No Alibis, Belfast's finest mystery bookshop, to bring his powers of investigation to bear... However, before our hero can even begin, the Man in the White Suit is arrested for the murder of a fellow patient. But is he a double murderer or a helpless scapegoat? Intrigue, conspiracy, and ancient Latin curses all combine to give the Small Bookseller with No Name his most difficult case to date.
Prince of Wounds (The Copper Promise: Part III)
By Jen Williams
Part III of THE COPPER PROMISE, the first in the exhilarating British Fantasy Award-nominated Copper Cat Trilogy. Epic fantasy for fans of Robin Hobb and Jay Kristoff's Nevernight series. 'A fast-paced and original new voice in heroic fantasy' Adrian Tchaikovsky , author of Children of Time Before they can face the terror that they unleashed, they must face themselves: the magic that Lord Frith carries could save them, if only he could control it; Wydrin's impulsive nature leads to a deadly conflict with pirates; and Sebastian is beginning to understand that victory can only come with sacrifice.The complete novel, THE COPPER PROMISE, is available from Headline in Paperback and Ebook
The Prince of Darkness (Hugh Corbett Mysteries, Book 5)
By Paul Doherty
Secrets, lies and espionage abound in Hugh Corbett's medieval England...The Prince of Darkness is the fifth dazzling novel in the richly authentic Hugh Corbett series from Paul Doherty. Perfect for fans of Susanna Gregory and Robin Hobb.It is 1301 and a fragile peace exists between Edward of England and Philip IV of France. In the fetid alleys and slums of London and Paris it is a different matter. Here the secret agents of both countries still fight their own, silent, deadly battles. The Prince of Wales wallows in luxury under the sinister influence of his favourite, Gaveston, who has secret political ambitions to dominate the young prince and the English crown. These scandals are threatened with exposure when Lady Belmont, the prince's former mistress, is found dead, her neck broken, at the foot of a nunnery's steps. Was it suicide? An accident? Or malicious murder? Edward turns to his master spy, Hugh Corbett, to solve the mystery. In doing so, Corbett must face the deadly rivalry of his French counterpart, the murderous rage of Gaveston and the silent threats of assassins. He must also contend with the lies and silken deceits of his own master. What readers are saying about The Prince of Darkness:'Paul Doherty gives a full flavour of life in the medieval era, interweaving historical fact and fiction with knowledgeable expertise. A thoroughly enjoyable intrigue''250 pages of unputdownable storytelling. Excellent''Another gem from Paul Doherty'
The Prince Lost to Time (Nicholas Segalla series, Book 2)
By Paul Doherty
A missing prince may provide the answers - can he be found?The Prince Lost to Time is Paul Doherty's second novel to feature Nicholas Segalla - a shadowy scholar travelling through time solving the past's greatest mysteries. Perfect for fans of Ellis Peters and C. J. Sansom.As the flames of revolution spread through France, they engulf the Royal Family, whose fairy-tale life in the magnificent palace of Versailles is shattered during the violent and bloody Reign of Terror. First to face the executioner is King Louis XVI, followed nine months later by his beautiful queen, the passionate Marie Antoinette. Several months before her death her young son and heir, Louis Charles, is torn from her arms, disappearing into the annals of history for ever. Although many presume him dead, legends spring up about the boy who would be king - did he die? If not, what happened to him? To keep his promise to the doomed queen, Segalla must brave treachery to unlock the answer.What readers are saying about Paul Doherty:'Wonderful story''No one can make you feel as if you're living in different times like Paul Doherty''Paul Doherty's books are a joy to read'
By Paul Doherty
Who was the man behind the legend?In Prince Drakulya, Paul Doherty traces the life of the infamous figure in a thrilling mystery. Perfect for fans of C.J Sansom and Ellis Peters.Dracula has always been a fascinating yet terrifying figure. But the legend of the human vampire is based on horrifying reality: Dracula (or more properly Drakulya) was a real person, a Prince of Wallachia (now part of Romania) who struggled for personal and political survival during the sinister intrigues of I5th century Europe. Discover him through Rhodros - the friend who knew him best. Rhodros accurately describes Drakulya's influences: his harsh imprisonment by the Ottoman Turks, his manipulation by the subtle and brilliant Ottoman court, and his lust for vengeance against the nobles responsible for the deaths of his father and brother. When Drakulya finally breaks free from his captors' influence he returns as ruler of his own country to wreak horrifying revenge...Don't miss the gripping sequel: The Lord Count Drakulya.What readers are saying about Paul Doherty:'Paul Doherty's books are a joy to read''The sounds and smells of the period seem to waft from the pages of [Paul Doherty's] books''Mr. Doherty's research is only topped by his imagination'
Prince Charles_HRH's guide to Great Britishness
There are plenty of guidebooks on Great Britain, but none have been given the all-important Royal Seal of Approval. Who better to teach the world than the heir to the throne?His Royal Highness will cover everything from History ('Might have to sell France to pay for Richard III's car park fine') to British cities ('If you're wondering why the British are so good at cycling and rowing, take a look at the cost of public transport') and The Arts ('The Madness of King George III - fantastic film. Americans didn't go to the cinema because they hadn't seen the first two. Awkward)'.Tackling the all-important issues such as why we Brits can form a perfectly ordinary queue with just two people, or why we love a Full English Breakfast despite the fact it contains 465,873 calories, Prince @Charles_HRH's Guide to Great Britishness is a hilarious romp around our sceptered Isle.