The Angel at No. 33
By Polly Williams
Some love stories never endSophie Brady is funny, beautiful, a force of nature. One January evening she kisses her adored husband and young son goodbye, closes the door of number thirty three. At ten pm she's with her best friend Jenny in Soho, polishing off a second bottle of wine. By midnight, she's dead. Except she doesn't feel dead. And she isn't going anywhere until she helps Ollie find love again. Heartbroken Ollie is unaware of his new eligible status in the neighbourhood. He's busy fathering Freddie, and trying to work out how to use the washing machine. This is a man who once watered a houseplant for a year before realising it was plastic.Step forward Jenny. Missing her best friend terribly, she throws herself into helping Ollie, neglecting her own imminent wedding. As she gets closer to Ollie, she unearths secrets that make her question quite how well she knew Sophie. And how well she knows her own heart. Where does loyalty end and love begin?
Azur Like It
By Wendy Holden
Kate, a journalist in a small northern town, is fed up with covering black pudding championships for the Slackmucklethwaite Mercury and living with Mum, Dad and Gran in a semi called Wits End. When evil tycoon Peter Hardstone takes over the paper, slashes budgets and sacks staff, Kate's career hits an all-time low. Gloom turns to glamour once Hardstone's sexy son arrives to work on the Mercury. And when Kate's sent with him to cover the glittering Cannes Film Festival, she can't believe her luck. But it's not all fun and games: behind the glitz and sunshine lies a dark mystery that is Kate's most challenging newspaper assignment yet.
Avenger's Heat: Moon Shifter Book 4
By Katie Reus
The fourth thrilling novel in Katie Reus's Moon Shifter series of passionate and protective wolf shifters, filled with mystery, suspense and sensual romance. Perfect for fans of Kresley Cole, Nalini Singh, Patricia Briggs and Larissa Ione.Enforcer Erin Flynn has dedicated her life to protecting her kind. But keeping her heart safe from Noah Campbell, the smoking-hot shifter who saved her life last year, is more difficult. The deadly beauty would love to sink into his arms and become his mate, but she knows she can't - he must never know about her dark past.When Erin is sent to investigate the disappearances of pregnant shifters in New Orleans, Erin and Noah find themselves involved in a mystery more sinister than anyone expected. And as Erin delves further into the crimes, chilling information about her own past is revealed. The people who wanted her dead in the first place are trying to finish the job, and Noah wants nothing more than to shield her from harm. But can Erin truly trust Noah and let him see the wounded beast she's hidden for so long?Don't miss the rest of the unforgettable Moon Shifter series. Alpha Instinct, Lover's Instinct, Primal Possession, Mating Instinct, His Untamed Desire and Hunter Reborn are available now!
Avenger's Angel: Lost Angels Book 1
By Heather Killough-Walden
For fans of J. R. Ward, Nalini Singh and Charlaine Harris, the first novel in The Lost Angels from New York Times bestselling author Heather Killough-Walden. Are you ready to meet the angels of your dreams?Four thousand years ago, four archangels were cast down to Earth in human form. The Old Man's favourites, they came to find their mates, the other half of their souls made only for them, without whom they will ever be complete.Uriel, Gabriel, Azrael and Michael, however, were not alone. They were followed by another, determined to find the archesses for himself, and whose power cannot be underestimated. But after centuries of fruitless searching, the archangels - and their enemy - have all but given up hope. Until one day beautiful and gifted Eleanore Granger crosses paths with Uriel, the Angel of Vengeance. And as a storm rages, outside forces conspire together, initiating an age old battle of good versus evil to win the first archess.The Lost Angels will compell you into a world of desire, danger and devastation. Read the whole series: Always Angel, Avenger's Angel, Messenger's Angel, Death's Angel, Warrior's Angel and Samael.
Autumn Thorns: Whisper Hollow 1
By Yasmine Galenorn
Fans of Ilona Andrews, Jeaniene Frost, Patricia Biggs and Christine Feehan will fall under the spell of New York Times bestseller Yasmine Galenorn's spectacular paranormal romance series. Enter Whisper Hollow at your own risk, for in this town spirits walk among the living, and the lake never gives up her dead.Whisper Hollow is no ordinary place. In this haunted town, people don't stay buried.Kerris Fellwater isn't your usual human. She's a spirit shaman who drives the dead back to their graves.Fifteen years ago, Kerris ran away from her hometown. But now she's back, and there are deadly magical forces at work, wreaking havoc.Whisper Hollow holds painful memories for Kerris, but a lot has changed. There's a mysterious new guy in town, Bryan, who Kerris feels powerfully drawn to. Together they unearth a horrifying family secret, and unravelling the mystery means working with - rather than against - the dead. Can they defeat Whisper Hollow's enemy, before it destroys them?Return to Whisper Hollow in Yasmine's next book, Shadow Silence.
Autographs in the Rain
By Quintin Jardine
As Bob Skinner takes an evening stroll with a gorgeous filmstar on his arm, surely the worst of his worries is that back at Headquarters, an ambitious new colleague is scheming to enlarge his territory at Skinner's expense. But when a frightening shot-gun attack sends Skinner and his old flame Louise Bankier diving for cover, it seems danger has zeroed in on him once again. Returning to Scotland to shoot her latest film, Louise is one of Scotland's most popular exports. But it seems she has a stalker; someone who is clearly determined to scare her. For Skinner, tracking down her tormentor isn't just business - it's now very personal indeed. The Detective Chief Constable, however, is about to find out that nothing is quite what it seems...
Autographs in the Rain (Bob Skinner series, Book 11)
By Quintin Jardine
Edinburgh's toughest cop discovers the dangers of celebrity... DCC Bob Skinner is about to find out that nothing is quite what it seems in Autographs in the Rain, the eleventh title in the bestselling crime series by Quintin Jardine. Perfect for fans of Ian Rankin and Peter James.'Jardine's delightful hero finds himself investigating a case very close to home, and this latest from the man the Glasgow Herald calls the Sean Connery of Scottish crime fiction delivers another cracker' - Murder One As Bob Skinner takes an evening stroll with a gorgeous filmstar on his arm, surely the worst of his worries is that back at Headquarters, an ambitious new colleague is scheming to enlarge his territory at Skinner's expense. But when a frightening shot-gun attack sends Skinner and his old flame Louise Bankier diving for cover, it seems danger has zeroed in on him once again. Returning to Scotland to shoot her latest film, Louise is one of Scotland's most popular exports. But it seems she has a stalker; someone who is clearly determined to scare her. For Skinner, tracking down her tormentor isn't just business - it's now very personal indeed. The Detective Chief Constable, however, is about to find out that nothing is quite what it seems... What readers are saying about Autographs in the Rain: 'Skinner at his most fearsome''Utterly brilliant and thoroughly entertaining''The separate strands of the story mesh together to make it one of the best of the series''Thrilling, tightly written, with believable characters and a main character (Bob Skinner) who is so human I almost feel that I know him'
The Autobiography of the British Soldier
By John Lewis-Stempel
From Agincourt to Waterloo, from Dunkirk to the Gulf War, and everywhere in between, one man has served in all these battles. This is the story of Britain at war from the perspective of that man. It is the autobiography of the British soldier. In a comprehensive series of first-hand accounts, this anthology offers a huge variety of views on the experience of war: from a letter written by Oliver Cromwell to the Speaker of Parliament, to a First World War's soldier's last letter home to his son, and a powerful description of what it was like to be on the Sir Galahad when it was hit by a missile in the Falklands conflict of the 80s, right up to life as a soldier on the ground in Basra.Winner of impossible victories, cannon fodder for the Western Front, thin khaki line against Hitler - wherever and whenever, the British soldier has done his duty - and more. This is his story.
The Autobiography: The Kindness of Strangers
By Kate Adie
Kate Adie's story is an unusual one. Raised in post-war Sunderland, where life was 'a sunny experience, full of meat-paste sandwiches and Sunday school', she has reported memorably and courageously from many of the world's trouble spots since she joined the BBC in 1969. THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS encompasses Adie's reporting from, inter alia, Northern Ireland, the Middle East, Tiananmen Square and, of course, the Gulf War of 1991. It offers a compelling combination of vivid frontline reporting and evocative writing and reveals the extraordinarily demanding life of the woman who is always at the heart of the action. Although an intensely private person, Kate Adie also divulges what it's like to be a woman in a man's world - an inspiration to many working women.
Aunt Dimity Digs In (Aunt Dimity Mysteries, Book 4)
By Nancy Atherton
It will take all of Aunt Dimity's otherworldly powers to restore tranquillity to a sleepy English village... Savour a masterpiece of old-fashioned fun in Aunt Dimity Digs In, the fourth mystery to feature Nancy Atherton's supernatural sleuth. Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders.'Atherton is a superb writer who brings a lot of charm and wit to her story' - Suspense MagazineLori Shepherd and husband Bill Willis are striving to adjust to Cotswold life with their new-born twins. But when a visiting archaeologist's discovery stirs up local civil war in the village of Finch, Lori must use her expertise in rare books - and invaluable help from her otherworldly Aunt Dimity - to solve the mystery.As Lori hunts down a missing document that promises to shed light on the situation, the archaeologist unearths an even greater mystery. But it is Aunt Dimity's magic blue notebook that will provide the key to the buried secrets. For even the darkest acts can be overcome... What readers are saying about Aunt Dimity Digs In: 'I recommend [this series] for a rainy day curled up on the couch with a cup of tea''Simply the best and most beautiful cosy series in the world''[A] quintessential cosy that adds some supernatural elements to soothe the soul while delighting its fans with magic'
Aunt Dimity Slays the Dragon (Aunt Dimity Mysteries, Book 14)
By Nancy Atherton
Medieval revelry could end in modern-day tragedy... Nancy Atherton weaves another enchanting mystery in Aunt Dimity Slays the Dragon, the fourteenth instalment in the much-loved Aunt Dimity series. Perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and Midsomer Murders.'One of the most charming entries in an enduringly popular series' - Booklist Lori Shepherd loves the small Cotswold village of Finch, but as her eighth summer in the town approaches she finds herself wishing for a break in routine. When King Wilfred's Faire - where the age of chivalry lives again - opens nearby, Lori gets her wish. But she soon finds it's not all pageantry and play.While Finch is besieged by tourists, Lori discovers a dark layer of intrigue beneath the fair's bright surface. Is a sinister figure stalking Mirabel, the angel-voiced madrigal singer? Has a jealous rival sabotaged the Dragon Knight's weapons? Is an evil assassin trying to murder Good King Wilfred? With her Aunt Dimity's otherworldly guidance, Lori must race to save the village and risk her neck to keep the medieval revelry from ending in tragedy. What readers are saying about the Aunt Dimity Mysteries: 'Charming escapism''Simply the best and most beautiful cosy series in the world''These books are just pure, glorious entertainment'
Aunt Dimity Down Under (Aunt Dimity Mysteries, Book 15)
By Nancy Atherton
A trip to the other side of the world brings fresh adventures... Lori Shepherd travels to New Zealand in Aunt Dimity's fifteenth charming adventure from Nancy Atherton, Aunt Dimity Down Under. Perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and Ann Granger.'Another hit in the long line of Aunt Dimity books' - Suspense Magazine Lori Shepherd is bereft when she learns her beloved neighbours, Ruth and Louise Pym, may be dying. But as she braces herself for a final farewell, Lori receives an unexpected request from the eccentric sisters: to find their long-lost brother before it's too late.Aubrey Pym was banished from his family long ago for wicked deeds, and Lori must travel to New Zealand to find him. Despite her misgivings, she sets out on a journey full of surprises. And with the help of a charming Kiwi and the otherworldly guidance of her late Aunt Dimity, Lori begins to unravel the web of secrets that have haunted the Pym family for generations. What readers are saying about Aunt Dimity Down Under: 'A sprightly visit to the land down under the Land Down Under, with plenty of humour, sorrow, and a touch of Tolkienmania' 'A book that leaves you smiling''Five stars'
Aunt Dimity: Snowbound (Aunt Dimity Mysteries, Book 9)
By Nancy Atherton
Can Lori unravel a mystery that is thicker than the snow on the Cotswold hills? The snow forces Lori to take shelter in a house of treasures and secrets in Aunt Dimity: Snowbound, the ninth mystery from much-loved author Nancy Atherton. Perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and Ann Granger.'Witty and engaging... just the thing when life gets to be too much, and you want to escape into a book' - Lincoln Journal StarA winter's stroll in the Cotswolds takes an unexpected turn for Lori Shepherd when a snow blizzard strikes out of the blue. Together with two backpackers, she seeks shelter in the nearby Ladythorne Abbey, once home to Lady Lucasta DeClerke, and waits for the storm to pass.But it soon becomes clear that there is more to the Abbey's late owner than meets the eye. And when Lori learns of a plot to steal a priceless family heirloom, she attempts to prevent the theft and keep herself out of harm's way. But as her ghostly Aunt Dimity says, 'Old sins cast long shadows'. If Lori is to banish the hatred and guilt shrouding Ladythorne Abbey, she will need all the wisdom and compassion she can find. What readers are saying about Aunt Dimity: Snowbound: 'If I only had one book to read on a rainy afternoon, this would be the one''Not since I first went through the wardrobe to discover the magic of Narnia have I so enjoyed a book''Delightful. Interesting characters, great descriptions of village life, and a unique concept make this series a comforting read'
Aunt Dimity and the Family Tree (Aunt Dimity Mysteries, Book 16)
By Nancy Atherton
Strange goings-on in a manor house require the services of Lori and her ghostly sidekick... Lori and Aunt Dimity investigate a case of false identity in Nancy Atherton's cosy mystery Aunt Dimity and the Family Tree. Perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and Rebecca Tope.'Cosy and charming as a cup of Earl Grey, Aunt Dimity and the Family Tree is a novel to be savored' - Bookpage.comIn the quiet Cotswold village of Finch, Lori Shepherd is in for a surprise. Her wealthy American father-in-law, William Willis, Sr., has purchased a splendid ten-acre estate to renovate. William Sr. is expecting gentle, small-town existence, but with countless women vying for his attention, shifty servants, and the discovery of a mysterious painting, he soon realises life in Finch is anything but.When Lori and William become embroiled in a case of deception and false identity, things become even more complicated. It's nothing Lori can't handle - until moving furniture, strange sounds, and the theft of the painting prompt her to call on her Aunt Dimity's otherworldly help. Can she succeed in uncovering the estate's shadowy past? What readers are saying about Aunt Dimity and the Family Tree: 'Warm hearted, fun [and] quirky little mysteries''Fun, different... and very entertaining' 'Five stars'
Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch (Aunt Dimity Mysteries, Book 17)
By Nancy Atherton
The search for an ancestor becomes a witch-hunt... In Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch, the sleepy Cotswold village of Finch is set aflutter by a bewitching mystery from its past. Perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and Ann Granger.'Atherton is a superb writer who brings charm and wit to her story' - Suspense Magazine At first glance, the unassuming Mrs Amelia Thistle is a disappointment to the curious villagers of Finch. Only Lori Shepherd isn't fooled by the new arrival's bland persona, and she promptly discovers Amelia is a world-famous artist, living incognito.Amelia has unearthed a fragment of a family diary hinting that Mistress Meg, The Mad Witch of Finch, might be one of her ancestors, and she's determined to discover the truth. With the otherworldly help of her late Aunt Dimity, Lori must dodge nosy neighbours and Amelia's frantic fans if she's to solve the mystery of Mistress Meg - and Amelia herself. What readers are saying about Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch: 'This was a very enjoyable read: light-heartedly charming''Wonderfully written, great cosy - just a joy to read''Heart-warming, entertaining, one of Atherton's best!'
Aunt Dimity's Christmas (Aunt Dimity Mysteries, Book 5)
By Nancy Atherton
Lori feels all her holiday wishes are about to come true, but the next day brings an unexpected visitor... The inhabitants of the Cotswold village of Finch prepare for a season to remember in Aunt Dimity's Christmas, Nancy Atherton's delightfully festive mystery. Perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and Agatha Christie.'Always a charming read, the Aunt Dimity series is just right for when life gets too hectic and you need to slow down a bit' - Deadly Pleasures Magazine Lori Shepard's plans for a perfect family Christmas are derailed when a mysterious stranger collapses in the driveway of her cosy Cotswold cottage. As the nearby village of Finch begins its Christmas Eve celebrations, Lori must team up with Julian Bright - a devilishly attractive priest - to unearth the stranger's identity.Embarking upon a journey takes them from hospital wards to homeless shelters, the pair are determined to leave no stone unturned. And as Lori unveils the tragic secret that led the stranger to her door, she must confront painful truths about herself, and discover the real meaning of a family Christmas. What readers are saying about Aunt Dimity's Christmas: 'This is absolutely one of the best books you will ever be lucky enough to read''Heart-warming, inspiring and an emotional ride to a satisfying conclusion''A funny, fun read and comforting at the holidays'
Aunt Dimity and the Deep Blue Sea (Aunt Dimity Mysteries, Book 11)
By Nancy Atherton
Trouble follows Lori wherever she goes... Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity mysteries have enchanted thousands of readers and Aunt Dimity and the Deep Blue Sea, the eleventh addition to the series, is likely to broaden her appeal. Perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and Ann Granger.'Atherton's series is for those who like the puzzle of a mystery minus the corpses... This is the way life really ought to be if only we were all better behaved. Put on the teakettle and enjoy' - Rocky Mountain NewsLori Shepherd is no stranger to trouble and intrigue. But when Bill, her high-profile attorney husband, starts receiving death threats aimed at his family, danger hits closer to home. With Scotland Yard on the case, Bill sends Lori and their five-year-old twins to the safety of an island off the coast of Scotland.But nowhere, it seems, is safe. For another mystery is unfolding on the island, and Lori suspects the locals are running a smuggling operation. When she finds a human skull washed up on the beach, her fears are fuelled further. With her otherworldly Aunt Dimity's help, Lori begins to piece together the clues, unaware of the danger growing around her. Can she escape the murderous threats before it's too late? What readers are saying about Aunt Dimity and the Deep Blue Sea: '[Nancy Atherton] has a magical touch''This little book was a breath of fresh air''This book makes you feel good all over. A must read'
Aunt Dimity Goes West (Aunt Dimity Mysteries, Book 12)
By Nancy Atherton
Can Lori and her ghostly adviser solve a hundred-year-old mystery? In Aunt Dimity Goes West, Nancy Atherton's vivid storytelling and knack for bringing a setting to life will have readers lassoed to their chairs. Perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and Rebecca Tope.'The twelfth novel in Atherton's series is the ultimate cosy mystery'- Romantic TimesStill recovering from a near-fatal brush with danger, Lori Shepherd is looking forward to a family holiday in the beautiful mountain town of Bluebird, Colorado. But when they arrive at their seemingly perfect holiday home, something is clearly amiss.Someone has gone missing, a charming and charismatic man seems to know more than he's letting on, and the whole town is hiding a dark secret. With her Aunt Dimity's otherworldly help, Lori sets out to solve a hundred-year-old mystery once and for all. Could the town be cursed, or is a sinister human hand shaping its eerie reputation? What readers are saying about the Aunt Dimity Mysteries: 'Charming escapism''Simply the best and most beautiful cosy series in the world''These books are just pure, glorious entertainment'
Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil (Aunt Dimity Mysteries, Book 6)
By Nancy Atherton
A Gothic manor house. A bundle of love letters. A tragic past. Lori Shepherd and the otherworldly sleuth Aunt Dimity discover fresh mysteries in the Northumbrian moors in Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil, Nancy Atherton's delightful mystery. Perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and Midsomer Murders.'Every scene is superbly crafted to perfection. Even if you have not read all the books in this series, I have not, you can enjoy and immerse yourself in this cosy mystery' - Open Book Society When rare-book expert Lori Shepherd is invited to evaluate an old collection of volumes in grim, neo-gothic Wyrdhurst Hall, she jumps at the chance. But as she drives across the steep embankment of the Northumberland moors while the rain crashes down, she wonders what she has let herself in for.A host of surprises await, including a handsome stranger who knows more about the Hall's secrets than he's letting on, and a cache of letters telling of a doomed love affair from the First World War. It will take all the skills of Lori's otherworldly Aunt Dimity to solve the puzzle and restore peace to a family haunted by its own tragic past. What readers are saying about Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil: 'Light mystery but always keeps me guessing until the end''The ultimate in cosy... a little romance, a little mystery and laughs too''This series is light and airy, a real pleasure reading'
Aunt Dimity: Detective (Aunt Dimity Mysteries, Book 7)
By Nancy Atherton
The first murder in the village of Finch for over a century propels Lori into a whirlwind of an investigation... Lori and Aunt Dimity's sleuthing skills are tested in a murder case in Aunt Dimity: Detective, the seventh mystery in Nancy Atherton's much-loved mystery series. Perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and Ann Granger.'Let Nancy Atherton and Aunt Dimity remind you of the reason you got hooked on books in the first place. I promise you will be scouring bookstores for more of the series after you give it a taste' - CrimeCritics.comReturning home to the Cotswold village of Finch, Lori Shepherd is shocked to discover resident Prunella Hooper has been killed. This is the first murder in Finch for over a hundred years, and the locals are in uproar.Before the town implodes in the wake of scandal, Lori sets out to solve the murder. But the newly arrived Prunella had already made a number of enemies, and narrowing the list of suspects won't be easy. With the help of Lori's ghostly Aunt Dimity and Nicholas - an enigmatic self-defence instructor - Lori attempts to align motive, means and opportunity in order to unravel the tangled mystery. What readers are saying about Aunt Dimity: Detective: 'These books are just pure, glorious entertainment''[Like] an evening with an old friend''Light, entertaining reading, always with an interesting twist'