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Peacham Place

By Bethany Amber
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Bethany Amber
Peacham Place: unlock your wildest desires.In the days of good King Teddy, when only ladies' corsets were strait-laced, the Edwardian upper classes knew how to handle their affairs. But Viridia, the new Lady Parker, has not yet learned the meaning of discretion. In her cosy love-nest in Peacham Place, the voluptuous hostess is always at home, and gentlemen-callers are received with open arms.With her perfect hour-glass figure and an insatiable appetite for erotic diversion, wealthy young Viridia becomes a bosom friend to many - including the fortune-hunting Bertilla Sayer. But unless she learns to play by the rules, the naive and beautiful Viridia may soon find herself stripped of all her assets...
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  • Peach Cobbler Murder (Hannah Swensen Mysteries, Book 7)

    By Joanne Fluke
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    Joanne Fluke
    When a rival bakery opens, tension begins to bubble... Hannah Swensen has a rival in Peach Cobbler Murder, the seventh mystery from Joanne Fluke to feature the amateur sleuth. Packed full of delicious recipes and perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and Leslie Meier.'Culinary cosies don't get any tastier than this winning series' - Library JournalAt the helm of The Cookie Jar bakery, Hannah Swensen has a mouth-watering monopoly on Eden Lake, Minnesota's sweet treats. But when a rival store opens, tensions begin to bubble. The new Magnolia Blossom Bakery, owned by Shawna Lee and Vanessa Quinn, is grating on Hannah's nerves and cutting into her profits.Things go from bad to worse when Hannah finds Shawna Lee shot to death in the Magnolia Blossom Bakery. Now at the top of the list of suspects, it's up to Hannah to track down whoever had the right ingredients to whip up the murder, and clear her name once and for all. What readers are saying about Peach Cobbler Murder: 'Ideal for those who want a cosy read with a sprinkling of crime' 'A homely series that harks back to the novels of Agatha Christie''Five stars'
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    Payback Time

    By Geraint Anderson
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    Geraint Anderson
    The compelling thriller from Geraint Anderson, bestselling author of CITYBOY and JUST BUSINESS.When City high-flyer Bridget, recently fired from her bank, is found dead outside her high rise apartment, her colleagues assume she's committed suicide. Cityboy Steve Jones is outraged and he and his City workmates decide to take revenge. They hatch an ingenious plan to sabotage her firm and succeed in bringing it to its knees. After wildly celebrating their success, Bridget's boyfriend Fergus insists they take down a much more prominent bank. But soon the gang are being targeted by the police and financial regulators. There must be a rat in their midst but, if so, who? Steve investigates and digging deeper realises he could be on the trail of a murderer. Suddenly there's a distinct possibility that an even bigger revenge is being planned and this time the pay back is heading in his direction...
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    A Pattern of Blood (A Libertus Mystery of Roman Britain, book 2)

    By Rosemary Rowe
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    Rosemary Rowe
    Britain is under Roman rule and a killer is at large... A Pattern of Blood, the second novel in Rosemary Rowe's highly acclaimed Libertus series, investigates multiple murders. Libertus must solve the mystery before the killer strikes again. The perfect read for fans of David Wishart and Lindsey Davis. 'Demonstrates Rowe's pithy command of the Roman sleuth genre... A considerable achievement' - The Times Pavement-maker Libertus, a former slave who is now a Roman citizen, is not entirely surprised to witness a stabbing near the chariot race ground in bustling Corinium (modern Cirencester). Luckily the victim, the wealthy decurion Quintus Ulpius, has a personal physician on hand and tragedy is averted. Commanded by his patron Marcus Septimus to investigate the attack, Libertus arrives at Quintus's mansion only moments before the decurion is knifed again, this time fatally. When one of Quintus's enemies is found with bloodstains on his toga, for Marcus the case is closed. But Libertus is not at all convinced the solution is that simple. When a second body is found, he knows he must act fast before other lives are threatened - including his own.What readers are saying about A Pattern of Blood:'Enjoyed the humour, great puzzle and evocative details of Romano-British life''Well researched and the storytelling is excellent''Another fine piece of work and an entertaining journey with Libertus'
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    The Patriots' Club

    By Christopher Reich
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    Christopher Reich
    The Patriots' Club. It has existed for two hundred years. A secret organization controlled by the country's most influential citizens. In that time it has exercised an iron grip on the country's direction. But all that is about to change. Thomas Bolden is an all-American success story. He has overcome his past to carve out a brilliant career on Wall Street. Bolden is a man who has it all. Until, in the blink of an eye, his world is turned upside down. A kidnapping sends him fleeing for his life. Within hours he is wanted for murder. As he endures one harrowing hour after another, he makes a series of ever more startling discoveries. Yet nothing is more shocking than the truth Bolden learns about the past and his own inevitable confrontation with the Patriots' Club.
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    Past Chances

    By Bernardine Kennedy
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    Bernardine Kennedy
    The horror of the past will haunt her forever... Past Chances is the touching novel from Bernardine Kennedy, charting the life of a young woman as she faces tragedy, love and the future. Perfect for fans of Rosie Goodwin and Nadine Dorries. Eleanor Rivington has always felt like an outsider. Abandoned by her mother and brought up in fear of her father, she's desperate to leave home and live like other girls in London in the seventies. When a barman from work invites her to share a flat with him and two of his friends, it is her chance to break free. But when Eleanor confronts her father, the terrible tragedy that follows haunts her forever. And, despite the support of her new friends, Eleanor's life seems destined for further disappointment... What readers are saying about Past Chances: 'A page turner, couldn't put it down. Brilliant''Totally riveting''Five stars'
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    A Passion for Killing (Inspector Ikmen Mystery 9)

    By Barbara Nadel
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    Barbara Nadel
    A killer with means but no motive, and the body count is rising... Love and greed make a deadly combination in the riveting ninth crime novel from Barbara Nadel's Inspector Ikmen series. A Passion for Killing is the perfect read for fans of Adrian Magson and Donna Leon.'Nadel's novels take in all of Istanbul - the mysterious, the beautiful, the hidden, the banal... Fascinating' - Scotland on SundayA serial killer is stalking the streets of Istanbul, seemingly targeting gay men. A man is found dead in a hotel room, a single stab wound in his heart. Could he be a victim of the 'Peeper'?Inspector Mehmet Suleyman is assigned to the case, and is shocked to discover that the victim's body has been delivered to forensics entirely 'clean'. Has someone tampered with vital evidence? Meanwhile a young carpet dealer, on the brink of a huge sale, is discovered in the mangled remains of his Jeep, a bullet between his shoulder blades. The deal would have made him - the carpet he wanted to sell used to belong to Lawrence of Arabia. Did the young salesman know too much? Inspectors Cetin Ikmen and Suleyman uncover an incredible story and quickly realise that behind even the most respectable facade lurk passion, savagery and madness...What readers are saying about A Passion for Killing:'A well-plotted thriller with a large cast of regular characters with whom you can empathise with''Great page turner''This doesn't fail to keep up the pace and intrigue found in the others [from the Inspector Ikmen series]'
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    A Particular Eye for Villainy (Inspector Ben Ross Mystery 4)

    By Ann Granger
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    Ann Granger
    When Mr Thomas Tapley is found bludgeoned to death in his sitting room, his neighbour Inspector Benjamin Ross of Scotland Yard is immediately summoned. Little is known about the elusive gentleman until Mr Jonathan Tapley, QC, hears of the news and the truth about his cousin's tragic past slowly begins to emerge. Meanwhile, Ben's wife Lizzie is convinced she saw someone following Thomas Tapley on the day he died and she discovers that he received a mysterious visitor a few days before his death. As the list of suspects begins to mount, Ben must unearth who would benefit most from Tapley's unfortunate demise.
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    Part Reptile

    By Dan Hardy, Dan Hardy, Simon Bubb
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    Dan Hardy
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    Dan Hardy, Simon Bubb
    For fans of Ronda Rousey's My Fight Your Fight and John Kavanagh's Win or Learn comes the first book from UFC fighter and now analyst Dan Hardy, who lifts the lid on his own career and writes with insight and eloquence on all things MMA and UFC, the brutal and ever-evolving sport that launched such superstars as Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping, Georges St-Pierre, Nate Diaz and Amanda Nunes.Dan Hardy's first book is much more than a straightforward MMA autobiography. Taking the key fights from his career, Hardy explores the sport with the unparalleled insight that has made him the best analyst working today.From training in China with Shaolin monks, to how MMA helped him channel his rage, to psychedelics and the ceremony in Peru that changed his life, to tapping into his 'reptilian brain' and the psychological warfare of UFC, to his epic title fight with Georges St-Pierre.Hardy also speaks eloquently of the heart condition that forced him to stop fighting, the road to recovery, and the evolution of a sport that flies in the face of mainstream disapproval to entertain and thrill millions of obsessives around the globe.(P)2017 Headline Publishing Group Limited
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    Part of the Family

    By Pamela Evans
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    Pamela Evans
    A thrilling tale about the consequences of a dangerous love. Much-loved author Pam Evans, author of In the Dark Streets Shining and On Her Own Two Feet, crafts an engrossing saga of two lovers on the brink of tragedy. Perfect for fans of Dilly Court and Rosie Goodwin.Lizzie Smith has practically become part of the Carter family, and it is only fitting that she should eventually marry Stan, one of the Carter boys. But, as much as she loves Stan, Lizzie senses a darker side to him that his mother cannot see. It isn't long before his bitterness causes Lizzie to question her relationship, and ultimately leads to tragedy... What readers are saying about Part of the Family: 'Pamela Evans is amazing, I love her warm stories and this one does not disappoint, I feel like I'm transported back to the olden days in these stories. I just love them and recommend to everyone, well deserved five stars!' 'Fab read, finished in a day'
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    Part 5: Have You Got What It Takes? - 43 Mistakes Businesses Make

    By Duncan Bannatyne
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    Duncan Bannatyne
    Part 5: Have You Got What it Takes? - 43 Mistakes Businesses Make. The UK's no.1 business expert is back with his most forthright and hard-hitting ideas yet! Duncan's razor-sharp advice will immediately enable you to do your day job a whole lot better.
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    Part 4: Business Practices - 43 Mistakes Businesses Make

    By Duncan Bannatyne
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    Duncan Bannatyne
    Part 4: Business Practices - 43 Mistakes Businesses Make. The UK's no.1 business expert is back with his most forthright and hard-hitting ideas yet! Duncan's razor-sharp advice will immediately enable you to do your day job a whole lot better.
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    Part 3: Money Talks - 43 Mistakes Businesses Make (Ebook)

    By Duncan Bannatyne
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    Duncan Bannatyne
    Part 3: Money Talks - 43 Mistakes Businesses Make. The UK's no.1 business expert is back with his most forthright and hard-hitting ideas yet! Duncan's razor-sharp advice will immediately enable you to do your day job a whole lot better.
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    Part 2: Know Your Customer, Stupid - 43 Mistakes Businesses Make

    By Duncan Bannatyne
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    Duncan Bannatyne
    Part 2: Know Your Customer, Stupid - 43 Mistakes Businesses Make. The UK's no.1 business expert is back with his most forthright and hard-hitting ideas yet! Duncan's razor-sharp advice will immediately enable you to do your day job a whole lot better.
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    Part 1: Starting Out - 43 Mistakes Businesses Make

    By Duncan Bannatyne
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    Duncan Bannatyne
    Part 1: Starting Out - 43 Mistakes Businesses Make. The UK's no.1 business expert is back with his most forthright and hard-hitting ideas yet! Duncan's razor-sharp advice will immediately enable you to do your day job a whole lot better.
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    Paragon Place

    By Harry Bowling
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    Harry Bowling
    As the war draws to a close, a tight-knit London community begin to pick up the pieces... Harry Bowling's Paragon Place follows the aftermath of the devastation of the Second World War, through the eyes of one London community. Perfect for fans of Dilly Court and Pam Evans.Paragon Place, an ordinary square of two-up, two-down houses in Bermondsey, has pretty well survived the Blitz. But it's taken its toll on a hard-working and tight-knit community. Despite going through the very worst of times - the never-ending fight against poverty, rationing and bombs - the residents of Paragon Place have been brought closer together by laughter and tears in the face of despair. There is Sally Brady, who is torn between two men, local drunk Alf Porter, the prim Carey sisters, the gossips and the villains. After surviving the horror of the war, they face new dramas as they rebuild their lives together... What readers are saying about Paragon Place: 'Another funny and wonderful book. I have bought the whole Harry Bowling collection as he writes from the heart... This book is entertaining and full of interesting, funny characters... These stories will have you laughing and crying at the same time''Got me a little teary in places. Well worth a read'
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  • Paragon Walk (Thomas Pitt Mystery, Book 3)

    By Anne Perry
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    Anne Perry
    In the posh London street of Paragon Walk, an unspeakable crime is committed... In New York Times bestseller Anne Perry's third mystery featuring Thomas and Charlotte Pitt, something deadly lurks in the stifling shadows of Victorian London. Perfect for fans of C. J. Sansom and Ann Granger.'When it comes to the Victorian mystery, Anne Perry has proved that nobody does it better' - San Diego Union-Tribune When young Fanny Nash dies in the arms of her sister-in-law, Jessamyn, Inspector Pitt is assigned to investigate her rape and murder. Every man of Paragon Walk is under suspicion, even Pitt's brother-in-law, Lord George Ashworth, who was the last to have seen her. Could the charming, enigmatic Frenchman be a killer? Fanny's cruel brother? Or wealthy Dilbridge, who hosts wild, decadent parties? As Pitt digs deeper, Paragon Walk's aristocratic haughtiness gives way to fear, its calm to hatred. Keeping her sister Emily company in this difficult time, inquisitive Charlotte finds herself in the midst of the deadly mystery. In the drawing rooms of her sister's neighbours, she uncovers unsavoury intrigues and bitter rivalries that may prove fatal... What readers are saying about Paragon Walk: 'Anne Perry really gets into the era with these novels, includes something for everyone, murder, romance and history' 'A cracking read' 'One of Anne Perry's best'
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    Paradise Parade

    By Anne Baker
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    Anne Baker
    A young woman discovers that all that glitters is not gold... Anne Baker writes a gripping saga of love, secrets and class struggles in Paradise Parade. Perfect for fans of Dilly Court and Sheila Newberry.Living above her stepfather's fish and chip shop on Merseyside's Paradise Parade, Emily Barr is glad to escape to the relative peace of her job in Wythenshaw's jewellery factory. And when she is promoted to work for young Mr Giles, the son of the owner, she is the envy of all her workmates. What a catch he would be!Much to her surprise, Emily finds the eligible Giles is trying to woo her, and when he proposes she willingly accepts. But Giles is not the suitable suitor he appears to be and Emily soon discovers that the marriage isn't quite what she'd hoped for... What readers are saying about Paradise Parade: 'Anne Baker is a great novelist, every book I have read of hers is brilliant!''This book is an excellently researched book of the period. [You] really empathise with Emily and can almost smell the chip shop odours'
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    Parable of the Talents

    By Octavia E. Butler
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    Octavia E. Butler
    Earning Octavia E. Butler her second Nebula award in 1999, winner of 'Best Novel', Parable of Talents is the shocking and unputdownable sequel to Parable of the Sower. Set in the frightfully familiar, broken world of 2032, this is the perfect read for fans of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale and Naomi Alderman's The Power.'One of the most significant literary artists of the 20th century' Junot Diaz 'Butler sets the imagination free, blending the real and the possible' Locus Lauren Olamina's love is divided among her young daughter, her community, and the revelation that led her to found a new faith that teaches 'God Is Change'. But in the wake of environmental and economic chaos, the U.S. government turns a blind eye to the violent bigots who consider the mere existence of a black female leader a threat. Soon Lauren must either sacrifice her child and her followers - or forsake the religion that can transform human destiny.What readers are saying about PARABLE OF TALENTS: 'Reading these books will change your life''A finely crafted work, rife with emotional power, horrifying in its believability, with a message that cannot be ignored''Unpredictable, edgy and frighteningly relevant'
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    Parable of the Sower

    By Octavia E. Butler
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    Octavia E. Butler
    Poverty and unspeakable violence has become the norm as civilization breaks down in California. Orphaned by the mayhem, Lauren Olamina begins a perilous journey towards a solution and a new way to live. Parable of the Sower is the powerful and vivid tale from 'grand dame of science fiction' and the multi-award-winning author Octavia E. Butler, sure to enthral fans of Naomi Alderman's The Power and Colson Whitehead. 'Gripping... poignant... succeeds on multiple levels' New York Times When unattended environmental and economic crises lead to social breakdown, no one is safe.In a night of fire and death, Lauren Olamina, the young daughter of a minister, loses her family and home and ventures out from their ravaged gated community into the unprotected American landscape.But what begins as a fight for survival soon leads to something much more: a startling vision of human destiny ... and the birth of a new faith.What readers are saying about PARABLE OF THE SOWER: 'One of the best post-apocalyptic books ever written''A masterpiece by a matchless artist. Butler is simply sublime, and PARABLE OF THE SOWER exemplifies why this is so''A story about survival, friendship and faith. It has struck me in a way that a lot of books have not'
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