Night of the Damned
By Stephen Bywater
When darkness falls the nightmare begins . . .It is 1935 and a rubber plantation deep in the Amazon jungle is losing its labourers one by one. Company agent Miller arrives to investigate the mounting number of those disappearing as well as the brutal killing of a fellow agent.Sightings of a corpselike girl and a man who bears a striking resemblance to the dead agent soon have Miller on edge. And when night falls, and the humid air fills with the stench of rotting flesh, he becomes convinced he's found the nearest thing to hell.They roam through the darkness, hide in the shadows and shun the daylight. But what are these deathly-looking figures?As the sun sets over the plantation, only a brave man dares to sleep...
Night of the Lightbringer
By Peter Tremayne
Sister Fidelma returns in a brand new Celtic mystery by Peter Tremayne, acclaimed author of THE SECOND DEATH and PENANCE OF THE DAMNED.Ireland, AD 671. On the eve of the pagan feast of Samhain, Brother Edulf and the warrior, Aidan, discover a man murdered in an unlit pyre in the heart of Cashel. He has been dressed in the robes of a religieux and killed by the ritualistic 'three deaths'.When a strange woman known as Brancheó appears in a raven-feather cloak foretelling of ancient gods returning to exact revenge upon the mortal world, she is quickly branded a suspect.But in their search for the killer, Sister Fidelma and Eadulf will soon discover a darker shadow looming over the fortress. For their investigation is linked to a book stolen from the Papal Secret Archives which could destroy the New Faith in the Five Kingdoms...and Fidelma herself will come up against mortal danger before the case is unravelled.
Night in the Lonesome October
By Richard Laymon
What lurks in the shadows...? A haunting novel of love, loss... and flesh-eating trolls, from the undisputed master of the macabre, Richard Laymon. Perfect for fans of Dean Koontz and Clive Barker.'One of the eeriest, and one of the most immediate, horror novels of recent decades' - Publishers WeeklyEverything changed for Ed that day in the fall semester when he got a letter from Holly, the girl he loved: 'Dear Ed,' it began, 'I will always cherish the times we had...' Holly was in love with someone else. It was as if his whole world had changed in a second. That night, heartbroken and half mad with despair, Ed couldn't sleep, so he decided to go for a walk. But it's a dark, scary night in the lonesome October, and Ed is not alone...There are others out there in the night, roaming the streets, lurking in the darkness - wanting to show Ed just how different his world could be. Some of them are enticing, like the beautiful girl who wants to teach Ed about the wonders of the night. Some are disturbing and threatening. Some are deadly... and in search of prey. What readers are saying about Night in the Lonesome October: 'This book is fantastic! It had me gripped from beginning to end! The storyline was superb, with twists and turns that keep you captivated' 'This is an absolutely astounding book. This displays a natural talent at his best. The way Laymon writes is ingenious''The best thing about this novel was its atmosphere - the feeling of being out on empty streets and the nefarious things that may be lurking in the corners of any suburban town'
By Dean Koontz
Night chills are seizing the men and women of Black River, driving them to terrible acts.Glenn drove the Land Rover into a stone wall at just over 100mph. Alice stuck a meat fork through her hand and pinned it to the chopping board. Brenda took off all her clothes. She did whatever she was told. They were compelled by a fear too great to be remembered, enslaved by a power no man should ever wield.
The Next To Die
By Kevin O'Brien
A chilling read from king of the Seattle serial killer thriller and New York Times bestseller, Kevin O'Brien. Perfect for fans of Chris Carter, Karin Slaughter and Mary Burton.Everybody has their secrets. Everyone has something to hide: the virile, all-American husband. The intelligent golden girl. The blissfully-happy newlyweds. But someone has uncovered their darkest secrets. Someone is keeping a very close eye. Someone who will stop at nothing to make them pay for the sins they have hidden for so long.
The Next Accident (FBI Profiler 3)
By Lisa Gardner
THE NEXT ACCIDENT is the third book in the FBI Profiler series from The Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller. WHEN SOMEONE KNOWS YOUR EVERY WEAKNESS HOW CAN YOU STOP THEM PREYING ON YOU? Karin Slaughter calls Lisa Gardner 'an amazing writer'. Do you want to find out why?When FBI Special Agent Pierce Quincy's daughter was killed in a tragic accident, her drink problem and chequered past ensured that the official report deemed it just that - an accident. But what if someone knew her weaknesses? What if someone knew just how to catch her at her most vulnerable? What if someone was determined to kill her?Ex-cop Rainie Connor jumps at the chance to help Quincy after he saw her through the darkest days of her life. Together, they move closer to the twisted psychopath responsible - someone who craves revenge, who feeds on fear, someone who knows Quincy has another daughter, just as precious to him as Mandy. But as they race against time to save Quincy's surviving daughter from her sister's fate, they know must take drastic action and decide that they need bait - Rainie. Can the killer resist the temptation of Quincy's ex-lover? And will Rainie live to regret her decision?
A New York Christmas (Christmas Novella 12)
By Anne Perry
Dark secrets that threaten the highest of New York society will lead Jemima Pitt into danger... Thomas Pitt's daughter Jemima, now a young woman, leads the cast of Anne Perry's enthralling festive mystery A New York Christmas. Perfect for fans of C. J. Sansom and Sarah Perry.'Poignant... should be on the Christmas stocking list of anyone who likes a sniffle of nostalgia' - Washington TimesNew York, 1904, Jemima Pitt arrives in a city where new American money and old English aristocracy collide. She's here to chaperone her friend, Delphinia, who has crossed the ocean to marry one of New York's richest men, but Jemima discovers a secret that could destroy Phinnie's future.Drawn into the crisis, Jemima desperately wants to protect her friend. And she must use all her courage and wits to decide whom to trust, and how to thread her way through the snowy streets of this brash new city. What readers are saying about A New York Christmas: 'A must buy must read! A first class brilliant murder mystery''The descriptions of New York at Christmas were fantastic''Five stars'
The New Girl: A Trans Girl Tells It Like It Is
By Rhyannon Styles
'Inspiring and heart-wrenching' Paloma Faith 'Love Rhyannon. Love this book' Grace Dent The remarkable transgender memoir you won't stop hearing about. Rhyannon Styles will do for transgender what Matt Haig did for mental health. Elle columnist Rhyannon Styles tells her unforgettable life story in THE NEW GIRL, reflecting on her past and charting her incredible journey from male to female. A raw, frank and utterly moving celebration of life.Imagine feeling lost in your own body. Imagine spending years living a lie, denying what makes you 'you'. This was Ryan's reality. He had to choose: die as a man or live as a woman.In 2012, Ryan chose Rhyannon. At the age of thirty she began her transition, taking the first steps on the long road to her true self.Rhyannon holds nothing back in THE NEW GIRL, a heartbreakingly honest telling of her life. Through her catastrophic lows and incredible highs, she paints a glorious technicolour picture of what it's like to be transgender. From cabaret drag acts, brushes with celebrity and Parisian clown school, to struggles with addiction and crippling depression, Rhyannon's story is like nothing you've read before.Narrated with searing honesty, humour and poignancy, THE NEW GIRL is a powerful book about being true to ourselves, for anyone who's ever felt a little lost.
By Neil Gaiman
Discover Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere, the extraordinary modern classic from the bestselling author of American Gods, illustrated for the first time by 2015-2017 UK Children's Laureate Chris Riddell. This beautiful edition features the fully illustrated short story, 'How the Marquis Got His Coat Back', and will delight fans of Coraline, The Book of Dust and Goth Girl. 'Gaiman is, simply put, a treasure-house of story, and we are lucky to have him' Stephen King Under the streets of London lies a world most people could never dream of.When Richard Mayhew helps a mysterious girl he finds bleeding on the pavement, his boring life changes in an instant. Her name is Door, she's on the run from two assassins in black suits and she comes from London Below. His act of kindness leads him to a place filled with monsters and angels, a Beast in a labyrinth and an Earl who holds Court in a Tube train. It is strangely familiar yet utterly bizarre.
By Scott Frost
Set in the suburbs of simmering Los Angeles, NEVER FEAR is a fast-paced thriller featuring Alex Delillo, detective and single mother, which proves that Scott Frost is an exciting new addition to the crime arena.Seventeen years ago, three young women were murdered; their bodies dumped in the wasteland of the Los Angeles River. The serial killer was never found. Now Lieutenant Alex Delillo is forced to re-open the case after the brother she never knew existed, a private investigator, is found murdered. As Alex gets closer to the truth behind her brother's murder, alarming flashbacks from her childhood start to plague her and she realises that the truth may lie closer to her life than she could have ever imagined. Alex will have to reach deep into her past to uncover the truth behind the killings and will have to use all her resources if she is to find out the truth before those that want to cover it up find her.
A Nest of Singing Birds
By Elizabeth Murphy
Anne is the youngest of the eight Fitzgerald children, loved and petted by her older brothers and sisters and secure amid their extended family in Liverpool's Everton district. When Sarah Redmond introduces Anne to her brother John, there is an unspoken attraction between them, but John goes to Spain to fight with the International Brigade. Only when war breaks out do they marry and have three children, with whom Anne hopes to recreate her happy childhood home. But John is busy pursuing his own ambitions, and Anne wonders if she will ever live in the nest of singing birds she dreams of.
By Victor Pemberton
When a bomb takes away all memory of her former life, can Nellie hope for happiness again? In Nellie's War, Victor Pemberton writes a moving account of the London Blitz, and the effect it has on one young woman's future. Perfect for fans of Sheila Newberry and Cathy Sharp.Stumbling, dazed and bleeding, from the bombed wreckage of Barratts' Orphanage, Islington, sixteen-year-old Vicky Hobson can't even remember her name. The runaway evacuees who give her shelter call her Nellie, the only girl in 'Toff' Hecht's gang, until, yet again, tragedy strikes, and she is forced to move on. But when Nellie meets the great music hall illusionists, Monsieur and Madame Pierre - alias Bert and Doris Beckwith - her life begins again. In the magical world of bright lights and greasepaint she finds a wonderful new family. But even as she is happily stitching costumes backstage, Nellie can't stop thinking about her old life in the bombed-out rubble - and more particularly, about the restless young Jewish boy, 'Toff' Hecht... What readers are saying about Nellie's War: 'A lovely read' 'An excellent read, [Victor Pemberton's] stories are always very authentic''Five stars'
Neil Gaiman's Likely Stories
By Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman's Likely Stories by Sunday Times bestselling writer Neil Gaiman is a tie-in edition to the unique Sky Arts series starring a host of British acting talent led by Tom Hughes and Johnny Vegas. Characteristically dark and strange, these four stories were originally published in Gaiman's popular short-story collections, Fragile Things and Smoke and Mirrors. 'Gaiman is... a treasure-house of story' - Stephen King. 'Let me tell you a story. No, wait, one's not enough. I'll begin again...' 'Foreign Parts', a story of loneliness and identity, and, perhaps, the joys of making your own way in the world. 'Feeders & Eaters', an eerie tale drawn from a nightmare the author had in his twenties. 'Closing Time', a ghostly story within a story, whispered in the quiet of the night. 'Looking For The Girl', a tale that spans a lifetime, originally commissioned by Penthouse for their 20th anniversary issue.
The Neighbour (Detective D.D. Warren 3)
By Lisa Gardner
The third in the Detective D.D. Warren series from The Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Lisa Gardner for fans of Karin Slaughter and Tess Gerritsen. Publishers Weekly says THE NEIGHBOUR is 'full of inventive twists' - WHEN EVERYONE BELIEVES YOU HAVE THE PERFECT LIFE , HOW DO YOU TELL THEM IT'S A LIE?A house in suburban Boston, a perfect family; pretty, young mother Sandra Jones seemingly has it all. But when Sandra goes missing, leaving her four-year-old daughter as the only witness, it appears that all is not as idyllic as her neighbours would believe...As Detective D. D. Warren delves deeper into the fabric of the Jones' lives, she discovers the darkness therein. With Sandra's husband Jason seemingly intent on destroying evidence and isolating his young daughter, D. D. must determine if he is struggling to protect his way of life or fighting to cover his tracks. The perfect family or the ultimate lie?
A Necessary Evil (Robert Fairfax 5)
By Hannah March
The fifth novel in the gripping Georgian mystery series chronicling the adventures of Robert Fairfax. A must-read for fans of historical crime fiction.To Bath in its Georgian heyday come colourful visitors - the grand, fortune hunters, heiresses, invalids and imposters. Among them is Colonel Sir James Delabole - wealthy, gouty and seeking to make amends for a disreputable past.When flamboyant Sir James is found poisoned, Robert Fairfax, tutor and amateur sleuth, discovers there is no shortage of suspects. To investigate, Fairfax must enter a murky world of greed, scandal and deception, and he soon finds that the elegant spa is not such a healthy place to be...
By Adam Sternbergh
The sequel to the Edgar-nominated SHOVEL READY, featuring kill-for-hire antihero Spademan. Perfect for fans of INCEPTION, LOOPER and Hugh Howie.'Anyone who still lives in Manhattan and has anything of real value to protect does it with a shotgun, not a deadbolt. So the problem isn't getting in, it's getting out.'When New York was hit by a dirty bomb, the city became a burnt-out shell and only the wealthy were able to escape, to a virtual reality quite different from the world around them. Former garbage man, Spademan, lost his wife and his livelihood - in a city comprised entirely of garbage, there's little one man can do. So he became a hit man, clearing up in a whole new way.But now the virtual world is under threat from elite terrorists operating from somewhere in New York and Spademan is tasked with tracking them down. He's not used to having enemies - his foes usually end up dead pretty quickly - but he's about to find out just how close they are, and how dangerous they can be...
Near and Dear
By Pamela Evans
Left to fend for herself, a young mother fights for those she loves. In this inspiring London-based saga, Near and Dear, much-loved author Pam Evans shows that it matters not where you come from, but where you choose to go. Perfect for fans of Sheila Newberry and Nadine Dorries.Jane and Mick have worked hard for their home and children. But their wonderful lifestyle comes to a dramatic end when Mick's business runs into trouble and he suddenly disappears. Faced with poverty and homelessness, Jane discovers she has unexpected strengths and is capable of being more than just a housewife... What readers are saying about Near and Dear: 'It is not possible to read a book by Pamela Evans and not be thoroughly enthralled with the plot and the characters. She had me from page one until the very last word of Near and Dear. I highly recommend it to anyone with an appreciation of very good writing''An absolutely amazing must read! Fantastic story set in the 1900s about a woman coping with life. Girls, we can learn a lot from her...' 'I thoroughly enjoyed this book and found it difficult to put down. A fantastic story with lots of twists and turns'
Narcissus in Chains
By Laurell K. Hamilton
An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, novel'Something in the look on my face must have frightened him, because his eyes widened, and I saw something like human fear cross his reptilian face.' I'm Anita Blake and I kill monsters. The last thing I want to think about though when I get home after a night out is work. But someone has abducted a wereleopard from the Narcissus in Chains club. It's a dark world out there with shapeshifter crime and were-creature struggles. I may not have seen Jean-Claude, the Vampire Master of the City, for six months, but I need his help now, whatever the consequences. Someone is targeting the lycanthropes and we have to save them.
By Nancy Thayer
The irresistible summer read from the New York Times bestseller.When Maggie and Emily first meet as young girls on a Nantucket beach they immediately become friends, spending many happy summers together. Now in their twenties, Emily has almost finished her studies, while Maggie is pursuing her dream of being a writer. When the charismatic Cameron Chadwick bursts onto the scene, their lives are upended in ways they never could have imagined. As Maggie and Emily fall under the spell of the charming newcomer, their friendship soon feels a long way from the idyllic, care-free days of their childhood.Life-altering decisions must be made. And at the heart of it all, both women must struggle to face the choices they make, the secrets they keep, and the futures they dream of. Can their friendship survive the tests that lie ahead?
By Anne Baker
A young mother must battle against tragedy, family bitterness and the hardships of war. Nancy's War is a compelling wartime saga of family secrets, heartache and happy endings, from much-loved author Anne Baker. Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries and Dilly Court.When Nancy Seymour's RAF pilot husband, Charles, is killed, her life falls apart. Not only has she lost the man she loved, but she also loses her home and must find a way to support herself and their little girl, Caro, on her own. With the outbreak of World War Two, Nancy is grateful for the sanctuary offered by Charles's father in the form of a little cottage in the countryside. But his mother Henrietta has always disapproved of her son's wife and seems hell-bent on making her life a misery. Nancy has little idea, though, of the depths to which Henrietta is prepared to sink. With the danger of war ever-present, Nancy must find the strength to protect those she holds dear through years of hardship and peril. And, if she survives all this, perhaps she can still hope for a second chance at happiness... What readers are saying about Nancy's War: 'I was absolutely gutted when I finished this book. I absolutely loved it and couldn't put it down. I finished it within 24 hours... The way this is written is great. So easy to read and flows beautifully''Another top class book from Anne Baker, this lady certainly knows how to keep you interested in a book. Funny, sad, and totally engrossing'