By Billy Mcneill
From 1958-75 Billy McNeill was at the heart of everything Celtic did. An uncompromising but fair centre half, he captained the club for twelve hugely successful years. Later in his life he returned for two more periods as Celtic manager, winning the undying support of the club's legion of fans for his complete commitment to the cause. In this remarkable autobiography, he recalls the glory days of the Lisbon Lions alongside Bobby Lennox and Jimmy Johnstone; playing for Scotland with Billy Bremner and Denis Law; coming to England as a manager; and reveals just how good a babysitter Kenny Dalglish was. Told with great humour and intelligence, this is a fascinating story from one of Scotland's greatest heroes.
Half Moon Street (Thomas Pitt Mystery, Book 20)
By Anne Perry
The body lies reclined in a punt, clothed in a torn dress, head thrown back in a mimic of ecstasy. It is a feminine pose but the body is distinctly male. The case already reeks of scandal and the body is not even cold. Pitt is the natural choice to investigate what he soon realises is the most unnatural of killings.
By Peter Jinks
Voyeurism, taxidermy and a hero for our times. Hallam has an unusual teenage hobby - voyeurism. He spies on everyone: on the gardener's sex life, on his father's ridiculous plans for a underground village, on his wicked stepmother, whom he holds responsible for his mother's suicide - until he is set up, and set adrift. He moves to Edinburgh, where voyeurism is more dangerous, particularly when Hallam has revenge on his mind...
Halloween Reads 2014 (A Sampler)
In this, the first of its kind from Headline, we showcase the very best of our horror, thriller fantasy reading. As well as a sneak peek at the upcoming WRITTEN IN THE BLOOD by Stephen Lloyd Jones, you will find exclusive opening chapters from some of our biggest authors, some new talents and some classics. From fantastic new writers Christopher Golden and Adam Sternbergh to the phenomenon that is Dean Koontz and bestsellers Laurell K. Hamilton and Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman, as well as other major talents from the list.Be afraid. They are sure to thrill and chill you to the core this Halloween. Featuring exclusive first chapters from the following authors: Stephen Bywater, Nick Cutter, Christopher Golden, Laurell K, Hamilton, Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman, Dean Koontz, Richard Laymon, Stephen Lloyd Jones and Adam Sternbergh.
By Catherine Cookson
Maisie doesn't understand why her mother can't love her, but she knows that her life is hard, and deeply unhappy. When the only person she trusts, her stepfather George, leaves, Maisie has no protector, until she begins to escape into her own imagination. She first meets Hamilton as a lonely seven year old, but he has to remain a secret, for what would people think if she reveals her only friend is an imaginary horse? A childhood of neglect leaves her naïve and insecure - and people will always prey on the innocent. But Hamilton lives on in her mind, and perhaps he will be the one to save her...
The Hand That First Held Mine
By Maggie O'Farrell
Winner of the 2010 Costa Novel Award and a Sunday Times bestseller, THE HAND THAT FIRST HELD MINE by Maggie O'Farrell is a gorgeously written story of love and motherhood from the author of THIS MUST BE THE PLACE.When the sophisticated Innes Kent turns up on her doorstep, Lexie Sinclair realises she cannot wait any longer for her life to begin, and leaves for London. There, at the heart of the 1950s Soho art scene, she carves out a new life. In the present day, Elina and Ted are reeling from the difficult birth of their first child. Elina struggles to reconcile the demands of motherhood with her sense of herself as an artist, and Ted is disturbed by memories of his own childhood that don't tally with his parents' version of events. As Ted begins to search for answers, an extraordinary portrait of two women is revealed, separated by fifty years, but connected in ways that neither could ever have expected.
The Hand That First Held Mine
By Maggie O'Farrell
Winner of the 2010 Costa Novel Award,?THE HAND THAT FIRST HELD MINE by Maggie O'Farrell is a?gorgeously written story of love and motherhood, a tour de force from one of our best loved novelists.When the bohemian, sophisticated Innes Kent turns up by chance on her doorstep, Lexie Sinclair realises she cannot wait any longer for her life to begin, and leaves for London. There, at the heart of the 1950s Soho art scene, she carves out a new life for herself, with Innes at her side. In the present day, Elina and Ted are reeling from the difficult birth of their first child. Elina, a painter, struggles to reconcile the demands of motherhood with sense of herself as an artist, and Ted is disturbed by memories of his own childhood, memories that don't tally with his parents' version of events. As Ted begins to search for answers, so an extraordinary portrait of two women is revealed, separated by fifty years, but connected in ways that neither could ever have expected.
Handbags and Homicide
By Dorothy Howell
HANDBAGS AND HOMICIDE, set in L.A.'s Garment District, is the first book in an exciting new series featuring the hilarious and irresisitible Haley Randolph.When Haley says she'd 'kill for' the latest fashions, she doesn't actually mean it. Of course, she'd quite happily stamp on feet, pull hair and elbow rivals out of the way to get to a new designer bag. But when her boss at Holt's department store is discovered dead in the store room fingers are pointed firmly at her! If Haley's going to escape jail (not to mention the orange prison jumpsuits) she must find the murderer and prove her innocence. At least the hunky Ty Cameron seems to be on her side...
A Handful of Flour
By Tess Lister
A Handful of Flour is not simply a book of recipes but, like Shipton Mill itself, is grounded in the belief that flour matters. A simple ingredient which, if chosen and treated with care, can make all the difference.Shipton Mill's flour is the one that professional and home bakers namecheck. Tess Lister will show you how to choose the best flour for breads, pastry, pizza, cakes, tarts, biscuits and more. As well as covering the well-loved varieties of white and wholemeal flours, Tess will introduce you to ancient grains such as spelt, einkorn, emmer and khorasan. The book also explores the stunning flavours of many gluten-free flours, including rice, almond, chestnut and teff.Whether you simply want exciting recipes that explore the full range of flours available to us or to understand how best to employ them in your baking, this book will become as enduring as the Mill itself.
A Handful of Stars
By Janet Macleod Trotter
It's 1931 and the Depression has brought Tyneside to its knees. Eighteen-year-old Clara Magee is devastated when her father commits suicide, leaving his wife Patience and the family struggling with debts. Facing ruin, the Magees are forced to sell their business to a German couple whom Patience resents, but whose dashing eldest son, Frank, soon becomes the object of Clara's affections. Frank's sudden departure for Germany leaves a disappointed Clara vulnerable to the attentions of old family friend, Vinnie Craven, much to her mother's satisfaction, and Clara eventually agrees to marry him. But she hadn't bargained for Vinnie's violent temper and fascination for Mosley's Fascist party. As darkness gathers in Europe, Clara discovers more evidence of her husband's disturbing political views. But the greatest shock is still to come...
The Handmade Mind
By Maggie Jackson
We are constantly bombarded with new information about the benefits of taking breaks devoted to meditation, yoga, and other stress-relieving practices. But, more often than not, these moments of calm are exactly that - blissful, fleeting periods that interrupt the grind of life. We relax, we unwind, we decompress, and then we get right back to work. In nearly every arena speed is king.Rather than encourage us to take time away from our day to slow down and breathe deeply, Maggie Jackson's THE HANDMADE MIND: Crafting Slow Thought in an Age of Speed inspires us to integrate slow thinking and reflection into all of our daily activities. Combining extensive research with historical perspective, her narrative draws from an often surprising and illuminating variety of arenas, frommedicine to wood carving. Her book will explore the ways in which we can craft our waking (and sleeping) hours to maximize awareness and make space for versatility, serendipity, and true creativity.THE HANDMADE MIND is not a manifesto about the dangers of technology, but rather a way forward that recognizes the limits and constraints of automation. Instead of trying to train our minds to be more machine-like, Jackson urges us to hone the skills that are uniquely and irreplaceably human, and harness the power of slow thought.
Hangman (Absalom Kearney 2)
By Stephan Talty, David H Lawrence XVII
When serial killer Marcus Flynn last haunted the streets of North Buffalo, his name left ripples of horror in its wake. Though caught and imprisoned, the legacy of the 'Hangman' - and the mysterious fate of his last victim - lives on.Homicide cop Abbie Kearney never witnessed the Hangman's reign of terror first-hand - until now. Because somewhere out there, a monster who condemned innocents to death has escaped, and he is poised to strike again.In a city driven to its knees by fear, Abbie leads a desperate manhunt, tracking a relentless predator. As more victims are claimed, the tide of secrecy rises, and Abbie must step beyond the law in her search for the killer. For with each passing hour, the stakes grow higher - and the Hangman's noose gets tighter...(P)2014 Random House Audio
The Hangman's Hymn (Canterbury Tales Mysteries, Book 5)
By Paul Doherty
Even death itself cannot keep three witches at bay...Paul Doherty relates the Carpenter's tale in The Hangman's Hymn - a tale of mystery and murder as he goes on pilgrimage from London to Canterbury. Perfect for fans of Ellis Peters and Susanna Gregory.Stumbling upon an execution, Chaucer's pilgrims witness a hanging that leaves the carpenter in a dead faint. That evening, he narrates the tale of a Gloucester hangman whose involvement in the secretive punishment of three witches unleashes a vicious spate of revenge killings. When homeless and jobless, Simon Cotterill joins a hangman's crew replacing a man who was himself sent to the gibbet, he feels rejected even by the desperate men he now works with. Until he learns the secret of how a hanged man can walk away from his own grave... Meanwhile from the forest paths around Gloucester, young women are disappearing. When a disfigured corpse is found, the mayor suspects a coven of witches is preying on vulnerable souls, and arrests three hideous hags. Afraid the town's prosperity could suffer from a reputation for witchcraft, he holds a midnight trial that condemns the women. They are taken to be hanged. But the unearthly sounds of the forest at night frighten even the hangmen, and a violent storm drives them to seek shelter, leaving the witches swinging from the gibbet tree. The next morning their bodies are gone. Then, one by one, every person who took part in the trial is found dead, and Simon is forced into hiding to save his own life...What readers are saying about Canterbury Tales Mysteries:'Never fails to have me sitting up until way past my bed time wanting to know what happens next''You can almost feel yourself there''Spellbinding'
Hannah of Hope Street
By Dee Williams
A young girl dreams of a better tomorrow... Dee Williams' Hannah of Hope Street is a poignant saga of a young girl's fight to look after her little sister, once they are left to fend for themselves in the poverty-stricken streets of East London. Perfect for fans of Annie Murray and Lindsey Hutchinson.Hannah Miller is a young girl who has had to grow up fast. Since the death of her parents she has taken responsibility for her sister Alice, determined to provide her with the love and stability they've both been denied. But when a violent incident with their bullying guardian finds the girls cold and hungry on the teeming streets of East London, Hannah realises she is out of her depth. She has little option but to accept the help of the strange old woman, Maudie, whose ramshackle home at the end of Rotherhithe's bustling Hope Street, Hannah soon realises, is a den of young thieves.Alice loves their new life, the companionship of the lively household and the gruff affection of the enigmatic, warm-hearted Maudie. But despite the fact that she is growing increasingly fond of Jack, one of the most long-standing of Maudie's brood, Hannah can never be happy living outside the law. As she battles for respectability, Hannah begins to see she is creating an ever-widening rift between herself and those she loves most dearly - one of whom, as the Great War approaches, might be taken from her for good... What readers are saying about Hannah of Hope Street: 'Lovely story - five stars' 'Dee Williams never lets me down'
By Brenda Novak
The stunning prequel to New York Times bestseller Brenda's Novak latest thriller HER DARKEST NIGHTMARE, described as 'gut-gripping suspense' by Karen Rose, introduces new series lead Dr Evelyn Talbot. Welcome to Hanover House...Psychiatrist Evelyn Talbot has dedicated her life to analysing psychopaths. Why they act as they do. How they come to be. Why they don't feel remorse. Her only goal is to use her knowledge to find and stop them. Having been tortured and left for dead when she was just a teenager by her high school boyfriend, Evelyn's determined to understand how someone she trusted so much could turn on her. Establishing a revolutionary new medical health centre in the remote town of Hilltop, Alaska, where she observes these killers is the final step in years of studying which will give her the answers she needs. Keeping these killers inside and the residents of Hilltop safe is Evelyn's responsibility, but it will only take one little thing to go wrong for the danger they pose to become all too real...The second book in the Evelyn Talbot series, HELLO AGAIN, is available to buy in paperback and ebook now.
Happy as Harry
By Deana Luchia
Happy as Harry is a positive, touching and uplifting book about happiness, written by the perfect life coach - Harry the one-eyed rescue dog, and his owner, Deana Luchia. Perfect for fans of Alfie and George, Haatchi & Little B and The Happiness Project.'Dogs know how to be happy. It's what we do best. We cavort, careen, race and chase. Any day can be a good day, an amazing and fabulous day. You have the power to make an ordinary day extraordinary simply by deciding to make it so.' Harry the DogDogs are the happiest creatures in the world. They possess qualities that include their ability to live in the moment, their incredibly loving and playful natures and their innate forgiveness and joie de vivre. So a dog is the perfect narrator for a book about how to be happy. If dogs could share their secrets on happiness, this book is what they would say.The book is divided into six life-coaching sections: How to be HappyLove Well and be Well LovedHappy FamiliesA Balanced LifeHow to be GoodSaying GoodbyesHarry, along with a group of his closest friends, shows us how dogs approach life in all of these areas, and shares his simple and practical top tips for how we, as humans, can learn from dogs in order to live better, happier lives ('After every bath dry your whole body with a hairdryer'). We may have to dodge some curveballs at times, but there are plenty of challenges that can be overcome and doubts that can be banished by looking at the world through Harry's eyes.
Happy Endings: A Selection Of Short Stories
By Adele Parks
Adele Parks, the Sunday Times bestselling author of THE STATE WE'RE IN and WHATEVER IT TAKES, draws together some of her most popular short stories in a collection that will delight existing and new fans alike, and appeal to readers of Lisa Jewell and Jojo Moyes.The course of true love never did run smooth, but sometimes it's worth the ride. Adele Parks, with her trademark, up-front, tell-it-as-it-is style, gets right to the heart of the dilemmas real women - and men - face in their lives.HAPPY ENDINGS is the second of four deliciously insightful e-short story collections about the changing face of love - and holding out for the ever-after you've dreamed about. ***Includes a preview of Adele's emotional, passionate and sweeping new historical novel IF YOU GO AWAY.***
By Adele Parks
Lisa is forty-two, divorced and a mum of three. For the past year, she has been going out with Mark, who is five years younger than her. Lisa really likes him but she worries that one day he will leave - just like her ex-husband did. On top of everything else, Lisa feels really tired and moody, and has put on weight. She thinks it's the menopause - but could there be another reason for how she's feeling? Lisa's life is about to change in a big way but does she want Mark by her side? Does he even want to be there? With the help of her family and friends, Lisa starts to believe that a second chance of love and happiness might just be possible...
By Janet Evanovich
It's a race against time when a child goes missing...The world of Stephanie Plum has never been wilder than in Hard Eight, the eighth fast-paced mystery in the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. The perfect read for fans of Lee Child and JD Robb.Raves for the Stephanie Plum series: 'Plum is not just a smart private eye but a heroine with a sense of humour' (Daily Mail); 'Utterly delightful' (Cosmopolitan); 'As smart and sassy as high-gloss wet paint' (Time Out). Stephanie can't say no when a neighbour begs her to find a missing family member - not even when local mob man Eddie Abruzzi becomes linked to the disappearance, and threatens to end Stephanie's search by ending her life.Stephanie is going to need help and someone to watch her back. Since she's on the off with cop Joe Morelli, that leaves her mentor and tormentor, Ranger. And that could be the most dangerous thing of all...What readers are saying about Hard Eight:'Plum's hilarious attempts at solving the puzzle combined with her various accomplices make it a very light-hearted read''A little romance, a little danger and a lot of laughs''[Janet Evanovich] must be commended on giving us consistently gutsy and funny believable women characters'
Hard Evidence (Dismas Hardy series, book 3)
By John Lescroart
Dismas Hardy is plunged into San Francisco's murder trial of the century... The third novel in John Lescroart's Dismas Hardy series, Hard Evidence, unpicks every last clue in this gripping murder mystery. Perfect for fans of Sheldon Sigel and Michael Connelly. 'A blockbuster courtroom drama' - Kirkus ReviewWhen the bullet-ridden body of a Silicon Valley billionaire washes up on shore, assistant D.A. Dismas Hardy finds himself the prosecutor in San Francisco's murder trial of the century. The suspect: a Japanese call girl with a long list of prominent clients. But when a bizarre series of events blows the case wide open, Hardy finds himself on the other side of the law--as a lawyer for the defence....What readers are saying about the Hard Evidence:'There are enough twists in the trail to make it an interesting guessing game''A real page turner''Draws you in and doesn't let go until the final paragraphs'