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Instruments of Darkness

By Imogen Robertson
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Imogen Robertson
'Makes you want to read every word...serpentine and satisfying' TelegraphThornleigh Hall, seat of the Earl of Sussex, dominates its surroundings. Its heir is missing, and the once vigorous family is reduced to a cripple, his whore and his alcoholic second son, but its power endures. Impulsive Harriet Westerman has felt the Hall's menace long before she happens upon a dead man bearing the Thornleigh arms. The grim discovery cries out for justice, and she persuades reclusive anatomist Gabriel Crowther to her cause, much against his better judgement; he knows a dark path lies before those who stray from society's expectations. That same day, Alexander Adams is killed in a London music shop, leaving his young children orphaned. His death will lead back to Sussex, and an explosive secret that has already destroyed one family and threatens many others.
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  • Incubus Dreams

    By Laurell K. Hamilton
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    Laurell K. Hamilton
    An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, novel'The bride was a witch who solved preternatural crimes. The groom raised the dead and slew vampires for a living. It sounded like a Halloween joke, but it wasn't.'When I'm not up my elbows in sacrificial gore, I've got serious preternatural issues to deal with. Psychotic shape-shifters, duplicitous vampires and sexually deviant were-leopards. And that's just my friends. I'm Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter and Federal Marshall.My life is more complicated than ever, caught up between obligations to the living and to the undead. Now there is a vampire serial killer preying on strippers. And I've been called in to help the police.
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    Improper Relations

    By Janet Mullany
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    Janet Mullany
    Compromising liaisons, crossed wires and conflicting loyalties - it's another gem from Regency star Janet MullanyAfter losing best friend and distant cousin Ann Weller in marriage to the Earl of Beresford, sharp-witted Charlotte Hayden feels inclined to be even ruder than usual to potential suitors. But after a compromising liaison with Beresford's wicked, wayward cousin, Shad, she's suddenly propelled into a reluctant marriage, and finds herself missing Ann more than ever. But when Ann returns from her honeymoon, she drops a bombshell - not only is she not sure she loves Beresford, she's also had a child out of wedlock, and is planning to betray her husband with her former lover. Charlotte's realisation that she's falling in love with Shad only serves to make her dilemma even worse: should she keep Ann's secret, or tell her husband the truth?
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    It's Not Me, It's You

    By Charlotte Ward
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    Charlotte Ward
    Most break-up bibles are full of the same old stories of woe, wrack and ruin...1. Crying into large glasses of Chardonnay2. A huge amount of retail therapy and some unwise 'break-up' haircuts 3. Dividing up meaningful CDs and shoving photo frames face down in drawers But what if ending your relationship was actually the best thing that ever happened to you? What if...1. You only got together because he was your 'Transitional man'2. You dumped him because you just don't fancy him anymore and a syndrome commonly known as 'The Repulsion' had set in3. His mother hates you and never stops reminding him about 'all the other lovely single girls' he went to playgroup with...IT'S NOT ME, IT'S YOU, is the perfect post-break-up companion on the road to recovery. Charlotte Ward takes us on an exhilarating journey, packed full of real-life stories (including the worst of her own). Witty, touching and always honest, this book shows that the Freemale Revolution is most definitely upon us...
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    If It Bleeds

    By Duncan Campbell
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    Duncan Campbell
    A brilliant novel about contemporary London gangland crime by the hugely well reviewed author of THE PARADISE TRAIL. Britain's best known gangster, Charlie Hook, wants to tell his life story and chooses crime reporter Laurie Lane as his reluctant ghost. But the next day Hook is dead, his blood and hair on the walls of his north London mansion. Who has killed the last of the London Godfathers? Could it be a Russian businessman with a love of Scottish poetry and something dodgy in his Hampstead garden?
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    I Do, I Do, I Do

    By Samantha Scott-Jeffries
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    Samantha Scott-Jeffries
    Romance, revelations and fun in the Mediterranean sunIsabelle needs to get away from it all. With a boss from hell and a boyfriend so elusive he's almost non-existent, life's looking pretty drab. Then a humiliating cock-up costs Izzy her job and things seem so grim not even a shopping spree can lift her spirits. What's a girl to do? Six months as a wedding planner in Mallorca could be Izzy's answer. If she can't make it work with a man, at least she can help make other women happy with theirs. But when love is in the air, things don't always go the way you plan...
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  • Inhuman Remains (Primavera Blackstone series, Book 1)

    By Quintin Jardine
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    Quintin Jardine
    Introducing new sleuth Primavera Blackstone in a thrilling new series from the bestselling Scottish crime author.Her mind filled with thoughts of her dead ex-husband Oz, Primavera Blackstone is settled in Spain with their son Tom, when their peace is shattered by the arrival of her formidable aunt. All is not well in Auntie Adrienne's world; her roguish son Frank is involved with a shady project, and is missing. Prim flies to Seville to track him down, only to find herself a fugitive, her life under threat, as her aunt joins the missing persons list...
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    I Forgive You, Daddy

    By Lizzie Mcglynn
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    Lizzie Mcglynn
    To the outside world, Lizzie McGlynn's father was a model citizen. To little Lizzie he was a violent and depraved monster.For years, Lizzie was raped and beaten by her father, whilst her alcoholic mother stood by, helpless. She eventually found the courage to report him and her father was imprisoned - but 12 weeks later he was allowed to return to the family home and continue his reign of terror. He seemed to be above the law.Battered and violated, Lizzie knew she had to stay alive to protect her two little brothers. She went on to escape her father's evil clutches, but the physical and mental scars continued to haunt her. Then, as her father lay dying, she summoned the strength and courage to forgive the man who had caused her so much pain.
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    I Am Not A Serial Killer: Now a major film

    By Dan Wells
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    Dan Wells
    I Am Not A Serial Killer is now a major film starring Christopher Lloyd and Max Records. This is the first title in the thrillingly dark John Wayne Carver series.John works in his family's mortuary and has an obsession with serial killers. He wants to be a good person, but fears he is a sociopath, and for years he has suppressed his dark side through a strict system of rules designed to mimic 'normal' behavior. Then a demon begins stalking his small town and killing people one by one, and John is forced to give in to his darker nature in order to save them. As he struggles to understand the demon and find a way to kill it, his own mind begins to unravel until he fears he may never regain control. Faced with the reality that he is, perhaps, more monstrous than the monster he is fighting, John must make a final stand against the horrors of both the demon and himself.
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    It Should Have Been Me

    By Phillipa Ashley
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    Phillipa Ashley
    'This wonderfully romantic and funny novel manages to fulfill all the best fantasies, including a gorgeous, humanitarian hero and a camper van!' Katie FfordeWhen Carrie's fiancé Huw suddenly calls off their wedding, and she finds out he's marrying another woman, she's devastated. Desperate to get away, Carrie jumps at her best friend Rowena's suggestion of a road trip in her VW camper van. But when Rowena has to pull out and Matt Landor, an old friend of Huw's, ends up filling the breach, she's not so sure. Will fate take the pair on an altogether different journey?
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    Infamous: An It Girl Novel

    The seventh fabulous novel in the New York Times bestselling IT GIRL seriesJenny Humphrey has survived the trial of the barn fire with only a few scratches, and has actually managed to make allies of the notorious Tinsley Carmichael and Callie Vernon in the process. Easy Walsh has been kicked out of Waverly once and for all, and Callie is struggling to keep it together in her love's absence. But new friends Jenny and Tinsley have a plan to get her out of her funk: head to NYC over the Thanksgiving holiday for a little rest, relaxation, and pampering. And of course, a whole lot of trouble.But can the alliance between Jenny, Tinsley, and Callie last? They're all beautiful, captivating, and a little crazy... and they all want to be Waverly's It Girl.
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    Italian for Beginners

    By Kristin Harmel
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    Kristin Harmel
    Say 'arrivederci, lonely harts' with another fabulous page-turner from Kristin Harmel Cat Kennedy has always lived life on the safe side, until the day she wildly accepts an invitation to spend a month with an ex-boyfriend in Italy. But her reunion with the slick and gorgeous Francesco turns out to be short-lived, and soon she finds herself alone in Rome. It will take an unexpected friendship with a fiery Italian waitress, a whirlwind Vespa tour of the Eternal City with a handsome stranger, and a surprise encounter with an old acquaintance to show Cat that life doesn't always work out the way you expect, and that sometimes you have to have to let yourself fall in order to fly.
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    If Not Now, When?

    By Esther Rantzen
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    Esther Rantzen
    TV personality, founder of Childline, writer and broadcaster, Esther Rantzen has spent her life tirelessly campaigning on behalf of children and mental health sufferers. In this personal and anecdotal handbook, she turns her attention to the baby boomer and shows how, ultimately, reaching your fifties and beyond is just the beginning. Starting from her own experiences whether it be her childhood, the death of her husband, her battle with prejudice against women in the media, laughter and the love of friends, irritations with brainless ageism, the importance of travel, sex and good health all is of huge relevance and will give the fifty-something-plus-year-old a huge jolt of recognition, or a shocked gasp, or a laugh. Interspersed with practical advice and the occasional nostalgic rant, this is a fun celebration and an inspiration for the nations 17 million baby boomers.
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    Il Divo: Our Music, Our Journey, Our Words

    By Il Divo
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    Il Divo
    With David, Urs, Sebastien and Carlos, pop guru Simon Cowell created a whole new genre; bringing a sense of opera to the world of popular music. Launched in the UK in late 2004, they have since conquered the hearts of fans and the charts of nations all around the world; selling 25 million albums worldwide and scoring an incredible 50 number-one records. To support the huge worldwide success of their most recent album, The Promise, 2009 sees them embarking on a third world tour, taking them to every continent, and millions of dedicated followers.IL DIVO: OUR MUSIC, OUR JOURNEY, OUR WORDS features exclusive and intimate interviews with each member, as well as stunning unseen photographs. It is a book no fan will want to be without.
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    In a Far Country

    By Linda Holeman
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    Linda Holeman
    A hugely absorbing, satisfying read, beautifully crafted but thrillingly told, in the style of THE FAR PAVILIONS. Pree Fincastle, daughter of impoverished British missionaries in India, is left alone and destitute when tragedy strikes. Turned away by the Church, she embarks on a journey in search of Kai, the son of her mothers ayah, and the only person she can trust. But Kai is not the man Pree thought he was, and the secrets he holds will unlock the door to another world, another time and, shockingly, another life. Haunting, powerful, heartbreaking and magnificent, IN A FAR COUNTRY tells of one young womans enthralling journey. A passage through penury and prostitution, tragedy and bloodshed, secrets and love, it is ultimately a story of hope; a story that, once read, will never be forgotten...
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    The Ingenious Edgar Jones

    By Elizabeth Garner
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    Elizabeth Garner
    Set in nineteenth-century Oxford, and shot through with a powerful sense of magic, Elizabeth Garner's new novel will appeal both to fans of historical fiction and to the huge Susanna Clarke/Philip Pullman fanbase. In nineteenth-century Oxford, an extraordinary child is born - Edgar Jones, a porter's son with a magical talent. Though his father cannot see beyond his academic slowness, his abilities as a metalworker and designer are quickly noticed, and become a source of tension within the family. When Edgar comes to the attention of a maverick professor at work on a museum of the natural sciences, Edgar is at once plucked from obscurity and plunged into the heart of a debate which threatens to tear apart the university. Edgar's position is a dangerous one - will he be able to control the rebellious spirit that fires his inventiveness, but threatens to ruin him, and to break up his family once and for all?
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    Interesting, Very Interesting

    By Barry Davies
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    Barry Davies
    Barry Davies' face and voice are instantly recognisable to any UK sports fan. He has guided audiences through some of the most compelling and exciting moments in televised sport over the past 40 years. Here, he relives the magic of those events and reveals what was going on behind the scenes. He has broadcast at a record 10 World Cup finals, and until stepping down in 2004 he was Match of the Days longest-serving commentator. But his expertise goes far beyond football: 10 Summer Olympic Games and numerous Winter Olympics, sharing in Torvill and Deans success in 1984 and heartbreak 10 years later. He is also synonymous with Wimbledon and the Boat Race. The controversies of sport are also addressed, from the Hand of God to crooked judges and professional rivalries off-screen, together with many light-hearted mishaps played out in front of millions of viewers.
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    It's in the Blood

    By Lawrence Dallaglio
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    Lawrence Dallaglio
    As a Premiership, World Cup and Grand Slam winner, no one better embodies the charisma and the colour of English rugbys greatest era than Lawrence Dallaglio. He has some story to tell, not just of the formidable exploits on the field, but an extraordinary life off it. His only sister, Francesca, was the youngest to perish in the Marchioness disaster and her death at 19 remains the great sadness of his life. In addition to this and his much-talked about England exploits, he also led his club Wasps to the summit of European rugby, winning two Heineken Cups and three consecutive English Premiership titles. Full of drama, controversy and great sadness, Lawrence Dallaglios story the last of the great World Cup heroes is the one every rugby fan has been waiting to read.
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    Isobel's Wedding

    By Sheila O'Flanagan
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    Sheila O'Flanagan
    In ISOBEL'S WEDDING from no. 1 bestselling author Sheila O'Flanagan, Isobel faces every bride-to-be's worst nightmare. Not to be missed by readers of Freya North and Veronica Henry. Four hundred and twenty pearls hand-sewn onto the wedding dress. The Mediterranean honeymoon booked for months. A pile of presents bigger than Everest. And her lovely Tim, the most perfect bridegroom a girl could wish for.Except, two weeks before the wedding, he changes his mind... Isobel's wedding is off. Her world in tatters, Isobel turns to Spain, a new job, a new life and as many men as she can decently manage. Including the very appealing Nico with whom, she feels, there could be a long-term future. But part of Isobel knows that she will have to go back home some day. And that, despite all that's happened since she left, she still has unfinished business...What readers are saying about Isobel's Wedding: 'The best book I have ever read. I wish Sheila O'Flanagan would write another novel about Isabel as she was such a fantastic, normal, real character' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars'Fabulous! Not only do I feel like I was taken on a stunning journey through Madrid, but the ending was spot on. I just wanted more, more, more!' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars'A great novel with an unbelievable ending' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars'I would strongly recommend this to anyone looking for a compelling and light-hearted funny book' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
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    I Hate Other People's Kids

    By Adrianne Frost
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    Adrianne Frost
    Oh, the blasmphemy! You're not supposed to hate children! They're adorable ... aren't they? Well, it's said that children are the greatest gift of all. But that doesn't mean you want to be seated next to one on a plane, does it? For the first time, Adrianne Frost lifts the lid on one of our last taboos, and reveals that not all kids are likeable. In fact some are positively crying out to be hated. In this hilarious handbook she guides you through all you need to know about hating Other People's Kids through history, categorising subspecies of brat and turning the tables on tearaways without appearing childish yourself. Learn to navigate kids in public places, and discover all the things parents like to think are cute about their kids, but are not. And what will you have learned when you come to the end of Frost's rant? That there's a lot more to hate than you first thought.
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