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Everyone Brave Is Forgiven

By Chris Cleave

'Ian McEwan did this with Atonement, Sarah Waters did it with The Night Watch, and Chris Cleave does it too with Everyone Brave is Forgiven... A compelling and finely crafted novel.' FT

An extraordinary story of love and honour in extreme circumstances, from the multi-award-winning author of THE OTHER HAND.

Instant New York Times bestseller
Evening Standard top ten bestseller
iBooks BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2016
Irish Times summer reading pick
'A cracker' Stylist, 10 Exciting Books in 2016
'His best book to date' Esquire, 10 best novels of 2016
Guardian Literary Highlight of 2016
Independent Best Book to read in 2016
Irish News Top Picks for 2016
Washington Post 20 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2016

In a powerful combination of both humour and heartbreak, this dazzling novel weaves little-known history, and a perfect love story, through the vast sweep of the Second World War - daring us to understand that, against the great theatre of world events, it is the intimate losses, the small battles, the daily human triumphs, that change us most.

An addictive, propulsive read . . . Cleave writes with an engaging intensity, a determination to tackle big moral issues, and a willingness to take risks.A compelling and finely crafted novel...The Second World War is dangerous territory for a contemporary novelist: the enemies they face include familiarity, cliché, and the reader's knowledge that any number of things happened then that were far stranger than fiction. For a writer to succeed in setting a tale in a period of heightened emotions, they need first to keep their own emotions under close control. Ian McEwan did this with Atonement, Sarah Waters did it with The Night Watch, and Chris Cleave does it too with Everyone Brave is Forgiven.Loosely based on the author's grandparents' stories, this is a superb novel that breathes fresh life into an often brutal scenario. Particularly astute at demonstrating how war seeps into the psyche and changes it, this is beautifully written, funny, gut-wrenching and, above all, honest.Powerful and moving . . . Cleave's real revisionism exists in the very fabric of his prose.Tender and touching.Cleave cements his reputation as a skilful storyteller, and a sensitive chronicler of the interplay between the political and the personal . . . intricately researched and evocatively conveyed.Absorbing [and] sharply paced.Brilliant [and] fearlessly written . . . Thoroughly absorbing.I was blown away by it.A special bookIt's a war novel but not as you know it. Cleave, a Guardian journalist and celebrated novelist (Incendiary, The Other Hand), has reportedly written his best book to date with this tale of a young teacher determined to stay in Blitz-time London.Magnificent and profoundly moving...This dazzling novel of World War II is full of unforgettable characters and the keen emotional insights that moved readers of Chris Cleave's Little Bee.Brings both the Blitz and the siege of Malta to unforgettable life.With dazzling prose, sharp English wit, and compassion, Cleave paints a powerful portrait of war's effects on those who fight and those left behind.He has the rare ability to tell a unique story while also expressing universal truths that pierce straight into your own everyday. Sure to be one of the hits of this year.A story of epic love inspired by grandparents and capital.You'd be hard-pushed to find a list of what to read in 2016 that doesn't feature Chris Cleave's latest.The finest, most powerful novel yet from a modern master of storytelling and author of the 500k-copy selling The Other Hand.Chris Cleave's debut novel INCENDIARY was a prize-winner and international bestseller and his second novel, THE OTHER HAND has found phenomenal success both in the UK and abroad, hitting number one on the New York Times bestseller list. He is married with three children, and lives in Surrey. He keeps a website at www.chriscleave.com and can be found on twitter.com/chriscleave.

When war is declared, Mary defies her family
to protect the children her country would rather forget.
Tom refuses to sign up for a conflict he doesn't believe in.
Alistair answers the call of duty, but can't silence his own heart.

How do you dare to fall in love while the world around you is falling apart?

'Superb' Daily Mail


'An addictive, propulsive read' The Sunday Times

'A compelling and finely crafted novel... Ian McEwan did this with Atonement, Sarah Waters did it with The Night Watch, and Chris Cleave does it too with Everyone Brave is Forgiven' Financial Times

Chris Cleave's THE OTHER HAND was a huge international bestseller, selling over 500k paperbacks through TCM.A top-level marketing, publicity and sales campaign will ensure that this is one of the unmissable paperbacks of 2017.Reviewers have compared it to Ian McEwan's ATONEMENT (1.5m TCM) and Sarah Waters' THE NIGHT WATCH (193k TCM); it also perfect for fans of paperback bestsellers LIFE AFTER LIFE (355k TCM) and ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE (175k TCM).THE OTHER HAND was Costa-shortlisted; INCENDIARY won the Somerset Maugham; and both books were shortlisted for a Commonwealth Writers' Prize.As World War Two begins, Mary - a newly qualified teacher in London, left behind to teach the few children not evacuated - meets Tom, a school official. They quickly fall in love, but this is not a simple love story... Moving from Blitz-torn London to the Siege of Malta, this is an epic story of love, loss, prejudice and incredible courage.

Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult is the author of twenty-four internationally bestselling novels, including My Sister's Keeper, House Rules and The Storyteller, and has also co-written two YA books with her daughter Samantha van Leer, Between the Lines and Off the Page. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and children. Jodi's UK website is www.jodipicoult.co.uk and she can be found on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/JodiPicoultUK and twitter.com/jodipicoult. She also has a YouTube channel www.youtube.com/user/JodiPicoultOfficial.
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Small Great Things

By Jodi Picoult

'To Kill a Mockingbird for the 21st Century' Real Reader Review

When a newborn baby dies after a routine hospital procedure, there is no doubt about who will be held responsible: the nurse who had been banned from looking after him by his father.

What the nurse, her lawyer and the father of the child cannot know is how this death will irrevocably change all of their lives, in ways both expected and not.

Small Great Things is about prejudice and power; it is about that which divides and unites us.

It is about opening your eyes.

Praise for Small Great Things:

'No book could be more timely in its message than Small Great Things . . . The story prodded me to take a good, hard look at my own biases and preconceptions' (Metro)

'A thought-provoking and unputdownable novel about race and prejudice that shows Picoult at her very best' (Woman & Home)

'The narrative rips along at a great pace, she writes dialogue like a pro, and her suspenseful control of the courtroom scenes is masterfully done' (Independent)

No book could be more timely in its message than Small Great Things . . . The story prodded me to take a good, hard look at my own biases and preconceptionsA thought-provoking and unputdownable novel about race and prejudice that shows Picoult at her very best.the book makes for a harrowing and at times heartbreaking read but is absolutely brilliant. It deserves to be read by everyoneThe narrative rips along at a great pace, she writes dialogue like a pro, and her suspenseful control of the courtroom scenes is masterfully done.[Picoult] offers a thought-provoking examination of racism in America today, both overt and subtle. Her many readers will find much to discuss in the pages of this topical, moving book.The most important novel Jodi Picoult has ever writtenNo book could be more timely in its message than Small Great Things . . . The story prodded me to take a good, hard look at my own biases and preconceptionsShe is the master of her craft . . . and humanity is what Picoult does bestAs harrowing as it is readableWith characters that hook the reader into their stories, a well-researched and thought-provoking plot, and an acute eye for detail, this is a novel that deals with big issues: good and evil, forgiveness and redemption, love and justice. I read it in two long sittings, desperate to know the outcome.It's hard to exaggerate how well Picoult writesThe new novel from Number One bestselling author Jodi Picoult, with the biggest of themes: birth, death, and responsibility.Jodi Picoult is the author of twenty-four internationally bestselling novels, including My Sister's Keeper, House Rules and The Storyteller, and has also co-written two YA books with her daughter Samantha van Leer, Between the Lines and Off the Page. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and children. Jodi's UK website is www.jodipicoult.co.uk and she can be found on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/JodiPicoultUK and twitter.com/jodipicoult. She also has a YouTube channel www.youtube.com/user/JodiPicoultOfficial.

When a newborn baby dies after a routine hospital procedure, there is no doubt about who will be held responsible: the nurse who had been banned from looking after him by his father.

What the nurse, her lawyer and the father of the child cannot know is how this death will irrevocably change all of their lives, in ways both expected and not.

Small Great Things is about prejudice and power; it is about that which divides and unites us.

It is about opening your eyes.

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Jodi Picoult is a regular number one bestseller in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, as well as in the US and UKThis is Picoult's second book with Ballantine, who are spending enormous amounts of time and money on raising her sales and profile yet furtherHeartland Jodi: big topics, a range of characters, an impossible situation

Stephen King

Stephen King is the bestselling author of more than fifty books. His novels include Carrie, The Shining and Revival. His novel Under the Dome is now a major TV series. His novel 11.22.63 won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller as well as the Best Hardcover Book Award from the International Thriller Writers Association.

Many of his books have been turned into celebrated films including Misery, The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile. Over the years, King has had various cameo roles in film adaptations of his books as well as playing rhythm guitar in the Rock Bottom Remainders, a rock and roll band made up of some of America's bestselling and best-loved writers

He was the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives with his wife, novelist Tabitha King, in Maine, USA.

Deliciously Ella with Friends

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Yellow Kite

Deliciously Ella with Friends

By Ella Mills (Woodward)

The much-anticipated new cookbook from Deliciously Ella, the inspirational bestselling food writer who has taken the cookery world by storm.

In the follow-up to her amazing chart-topper Deliciously Ella Every Day, Ella makes it easy to prepare delicious food for you, your friends and family, whatever the occasion. No more wondering whether certain dishes go together, Ella makes life simple with her menus - whether you are planning a laid-back brunch, a last-minute lunch or a fancy supper, she has it covered with hearty and filling recipes that celebrate her natural eating philosophy.

With ideas and inspiration for every foodie occasion, including cosy nights in for one, easy kitchen suppers, flavoursome feasts, birthday parties, picnics and mocktails and cocktails, this is the go-to book for anyone who wants to make simpler, healthier food choices - that they can enjoy with friends and family.

*The UK's biggest selling debut cookery author of all time**Featured in the Top 10 Influential British Foodies 2016* the biggest thing in healthy eatingElla Woodward is deliciously magnificent! Her recipes are out of this world, and her wellness philosophy is life-changing. I adore this scrumptious cookbook and am so grateful for Ella's inspiring work.the food writer everyone's talking aboutHealthy recipes to love, share and enjoy together.

Ella Woodward is the author of must-read food blog www.deliciouslyella.com. Still only 25 years old,
she has created a hugely successful app to accompany the blog, opened The Mae Deli in two central London locations and launched her own line of energy balls. Ella's debut book Deliciously Ella was a number 1 bestseller when it was first published in January 2015, becoming the fastest selling debut cookery book since records began. It was also named as Amazon's biggest selling book of 2015. She was awarded a prestigious Observer Food Monthly award for Best Food Blog 2015. Her follow-up book, Deliciously Ella Every Day has been another hit bestseller.

Ella discovered her passion for plant-based recipes after being diagnosed with a rare illness called Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS). She couldn't walk down the street, slept for 16 hours a day and was in chronic pain most of the time. Conventional medicine failed to help her, so she decided to completely overhaul her diet and overnight the self-confessed 'sugar-monster' gave up meat, gluten, dairy, sugar and all processed food. The results were incredible. Though initially far from confident in the kitchen, Ella started blogging about her new approach to food and posting recipes, and quickly amassed a huge online following.

'Nothing beats sharing a delicious meal with wonderful people.
This book is all about beautiful, nourishing meals, that you can cook and share with all your friends and family, whatever the occasion and whoever is at your table. It has over 100 delicious plant-based recipes, that will make each event special; whether that's a lazy weekend brunch, a quick weekday supper, a big Indian themed feast or a birthday celebration.
I know you're going to love making them and I can't wait to see all your creations
.
Ella x

The third book from the UK's biggest selling debut cookery author of all time. Ella Woodward's breakout success, Deliciously Ella (Yellow Kite, January 2015) was the UK's biggest selling debut cookbook of all time with sales of more than 300,000 copies. Her follow-up book, Deliciously Ella Every Day has sold over 140,000 copies since publication in January 2016.The deliciouslyella.com blog has had over 20 million hits, with 100,000 subscribers and 430,000 unique visitors monthly. Ella has a huge social media following: over 125,000 Twitter followers and over 900,000 Instagram followers alone!
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Caraval

By Stephanie Garber

A mesmerising, magical and stunningly imaginative debut novel for anyone who loved The Night Circus.

The hardback will have FOUR secret hidden-on-the-board covers featuring stunning foiled illustrations. The one you receive will be random, but all are jaw-droppingly beautiful.

Welcome to Caraval, where nothing is quite what it seems.

Scarlett has never left the tiny isle of Trisda, pining from afar for the wonder of Caraval, a once-a-year week-long performance where the audience participates in the show.

Caraval is Magic. Mystery. Adventure. And for Scarlett and her beloved sister Tella it represents freedom and an escape from their ruthless, abusive father.

When the sisters' long-awaited invitations to Caraval finally arrive, it seems their dreams have come true. But no sooner have they arrived than Tella vanishes, kidnapped by the show's mastermind organiser, Legend.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But nonetheless she quickly becomes enmeshed in a dangerous game of love, magic and heartbreak. And real or not, she must find Tella before the game is over, and her sister disappears forever.

With CARAVAL, Stephanie Garber spins a spellbinding tale of sisterhood, love and betrayal. Like her characters, I lost myself in the dangerous, enchanting world she created-and never wanted to come out.Enchanting and mysterious, Stephanie Garber's CARAVAL is a story rich with sumptuous detail, beautifully written.In a book where nothing is at it appears, one thing is certain: CARAVAL is the darkly enchanting adventure you've been looking for!Intoxicating. Darkly magical. CARAVAL walks the knife-edge between fantasy and reality. Within mere pages, I gladly lost myself in this perfect labyrinth of a plot. Stephanie Garber doesn't just dazzle-she makes me believe.A tale of sisterly devotion painted in colors of cerise and shimmering gold. If you ever wondered how it would feel to step into a living dream, here's your ticket.A decadent and enchanting tale. CARAVAL will sink its teeth into you, and you will not want to leave.CARAVAL shimmers with magic. This is an inventive, delightful tale with several aces up its sleeve.[A] magnificent debut novel . . . intriguing characters, an imaginative setting, and evocative writing combine to create a spellbinding tale of love, loss, sacrifice, and hope.I love this novel . . . It's a thing of beauty and the stuff of dreams.Welcome to Caraval, where nothing is quite as it seems. A mesmerising, magical and stunningly imaginative debut novel for anyone who loved The Night Circus and Daughter of Smoke and Bone.Stephanie Garber wanted to be an explorer until she realised most of the world had already been discovered. So she started creating her own worlds, which is why she now writes imaginative fiction. When she's not writing, Stephanie teaches creative writing at a private college in northern California. CARAVAL is her debut novel.An impressive, intensely imaginative and hugely readable debut novel for fans of The End of Mr Y, The Night Circus and Laini Taylor.The perfect read for women of almost any age who love intelligent, original fiction and like to get lost in a magical book.Movie rights were pre-empted by Twentieth Century Fox in a major deal.Rights sold in over twenty-four countries.
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Lie With Me

By Sabine Durrant

THE RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK

Twisty, tense, impossible to put down psychological suspense for fans of I See You and The Woman in Cabin 10. 'I loved every page' Clare Mackintosh

A few little lies never hurt anyone. Right?

Wrong.

Paul has a plan. He has a vision of a better future, and he's going to make it happen.

If it means hiding or exaggerating a few things here and there, no harm done.

But when he charms his way on to a family holiday...
And finds himself trapped among tensions and emotions he doesn't understand...
By the time he starts to realise that however painful the truth is, it's the lies that cause the real damage...

Well, by then, it might just be too late.

Brilliantly executed - I loved every page.A sizzling tale of deceit, betrayal and entrapment that is extraordinarily well-crafted and utterly gripping - a stunning summer readThe word-perfect portrait of character leading to disaster, the unfurling dread, the ingenious plotting... I feel sick with envy that I didn't write it myself.An unsettling, disturbing but utterly brilliant, gripping read with a terrific twistI was intrigued, unsettled and utterly engrossed from the very first page...so beautifully written and intelligently constructedIngenious plotting, fine characterisation and assured pacingGrabs you from the first page and never lets you go. If, like me, you have been longing for a psycho-thriller of genius since you finished Gone Girl, then the wait is finally over.Enormous fun, a psychological thriller worthy of Ruth Rendell or Patricia Highsmith.... The way the narration keeps us guessing is masterlyThe truth is, we all tell lies... the dazzling, must-read suspense novel for fans of I Let You Go, The Widow and In a Dark, Dark Wood.Sabine Durrant is the author of two psychological thrillers, Under Your Skin and Remember Me This Way. Her previous novels are Having It and Eating It and The Great Indoors, and two books for teenage girls, Cross Your Heart, Connie Pickles and Ooh La La! Connie Pickles. She is a former features editor of the Guardian and a former literary editor at the Sunday Times, and her writing has appeared in many national newspapers and magazines. She lives in south London with her partner and their three children.REMEMBER ME THIS WAY was selected as a Good Housekeeping Recommended Read.Stunning quotes from fellow psychological suspense authors, who all agree that LIE WITH ME is this year's must-read suspense novel.Fantastic media and reviews for the hardback publication, including the Sunday Times Crime Club, newspaper features, Women's Hour, Stylist Book Wars, magazine reviews and much more.Set in an idyllic Greek island, this will appeal to the armchair traveller as well as the psychological suspense reader... Think The Talented Mr Ripley crossed with The Girl on the Train.Perfect for fans of authors like Ruth Ware, Clare Mackintosh, Renee Knight and Paula Hawkins.
Two Roads

The Keeper of Lost Things

By Ruth Hogan

'FROM THE ATTENTION-GRABBING OPENING PARAGRAPH, TO THE JOYFUL CONCLUSION, RUTH HOGAN HAS STIRRED TOGETHER A CHARMING FAIRY TALE... ALSO, THERE ARE DOGS. DELIGHTFUL' Helen Simonson, author of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

'A HEARTFELT PAGE-TURNER... EXACTLY THE BOOK I WAS LOOKING FOR' Chrissie Manby, author of A Proper Family Holiday

'CAPTURES PERFECTLY AND HEARTBREAKINGLY THE SMALL MOMENTS ON WHICH A LIFE CAN TURN' Kirsty Wark, author of The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle

MEET THE 'KEEPER OF LOST THINGS'...
Once a celebrated author of short stories now in his twilight years, Anthony Peardew has spent half his life lovingly collecting lost objects, trying to atone for a promise broken many years before.
Realising he is running out of time, he leaves his house and all its lost treasures to his assistant Laura, the one person he can trust to fulfil his legacy and reunite the thousands of objects with their rightful owners.
But the final wishes of the Keeper of Lost Things have unforeseen repercussions which trigger a most serendipitous series of encounters...

With an unforgettable cast of characters that includes young girls with special powers, handsome gardeners, irritable ghosts and an array of irresistible four-legged friends, The Keeper of Lost Things is a debut novel of endless possibilities and joyful discoveries that will leave you bereft once you've finished reading.
WE'RE ALL JUST WAITING TO BE FOUND...

A debut to watch for... I was hugely impressed by this flawlessly written, most humane novel.From the attention-grabbing opening paragraph, to the joyful conclusion, Ruth Hogan has stirred together a charming fairy tale in which the people may be more lost than the things; and generosity and compassion may be the key to finding a way home. Also there are dogs. Delightful.A sometimes poignant, sometimes funny but always heartfelt page-turner, The Keeper of Lost Things turned out to be exactly the book I was looking for.Wonderful and heartwarmingRuth Hogan captures perfectly and heartbreakingly the small moments on which a life can turn. We can all recognise something of ourselves in these pages.A beautiful story of love, loss and the redemptive power of friendship

WE'RE ALL JUST WAITING TO BE FOUND...
An irresistible début novel of lost objects and second chances, in the vein of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and The Rosie Project.

MEET RUTH HOGAN...
I was born in the house where my parents still live in Bedford. My sister was so pleased to have a sibling that she threw a thrupenny bit at me.
As a child I read everything I could lay my hands on. Luckily, my mum worked in a bookshop. My favourite reads were The Moomintrolls, A Hundred Million Francs, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, and the back of cereal packets, and gravestones.
I passed enough A levels to get a place at Goldsmiths College, University of London, to study English and Drama. It was brilliant and I loved it.
And then I got a proper job.
I worked for ten years in a senior local government position: a square peg in round hole, but it paid the bills and mortgage.
In my early thirties I had a car accident which left me unable to work full-time and convinced me to start writing seriously.
It was all going well, but then in 2012 I got Cancer, which was bloody inconvenient but precipitated an exciting hair journey from bald to a peroxide blonde Annie Lennox crop. When chemo kept me up all night I passed the time writing and the eventual result was The Keeper Of Lost Things.
I live in a chaotic Victorian house with an assortment of rescue dogs and my long-suffering partner. I am a magpie; always collecting treasures (or 'junk' depending on your point of view) and a huge John Betjeman fan.
My favourite word is' antimacassar' and I still like reading gravestones.

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CLASSIC BOOKCLUB APPEAL: very strong hook, moving story, unforgettable characters. Plus ghosts, family secrets, love stories and a touch of magic.FOR FANS OF: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (37k hbs TCM, 416k pbs), The Rosie Project (9k hbs TCM, 295k pbs), A Man Called Ove (5k hbs TCM, 63k pbs), A Year of Marvellous Ways (5k hbs TCM, 31k pbs and counting)FALL UNDER THE KEEPER'S SPELL: Everyone has fallen in love with The Keeper of Lost Things, from literary scouts to foreign publishers, from copyeditors to in-house colleagues to other UK editors. YOU will be next.INTERNATIONAL SENSATION - Considered THE hot book of the Frankfurt Book Fair 2015, foreign rights have been sold in the following territories: US (William Morrow, pre-empt); Germany (Ullstein, six-figure deal in five-way auction); France (Actes Sud, pre-empt); Italy (Rizzoli, six-way auction); Portugal (Presença, auction); Norway (Cappelen Damm, pre-empt); Netherlands (HarperCollins); South Korea (Chungrim Publishing); Bulgaria (Obsidian); Ukraine and Russia (Family Leisure Book Club); and Serbia (Vulkan, pre-empt).DEBUT AUTHOR, LONG CAREER AHEAD: This is Ruth Hogan's first novel, which is amazing because she's a wonderful, expert storyteller. She's great to work with and she's increasingly active on social media, promoting the hashtag #KeeperOfLostThings.
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The Steel Kiss

By Jeffery Deaver

Master of suspense Jeffery Deaver returns with the latest gripping thriller featuring paraplegic forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme.

Smart technology is everywhere.
It makes our lives easier, our connections faster and journeys quicker.
But in the wrong hands, it can kill...

Detective Amelia Sachs is hot on the trail of a murderer, chasing him through a Brooklyn department store, when her pursuit is fatally interrupted. An escalator gives way, forcing Sachs down into the machinery to help the man trapped in its depths... and enabling the suspect to flee.

But was it simply a freak accident? Could the killer's presence in the store really be a coincidence?

As the body count threatens to grow, Sachs and forensic expert Lincoln Rhyme realise they are facing one of their most formidable opponents ever. Someone able to turn the most commonplace product into a murder weapon. Someone who can kill by remote control...

A tightly plotted masterpieceFlawlessly constructed and pacedThe king of suspense is back and he's done it again...Riveting.Deaver's formidable technological and forensic research, acute insight into the criminal mind, and insightful awareness of serious moral issues that affect modern life, make this breathlessly entertaining fiction.Number one bestselling author and master of suspense Jeffery Deaver returns with the twelfth Lincoln Rhyme thriller.Deaver's previous Lincoln Rhyme hardback, THE SKIN COLLECTOR, was a Number One Sunday Times bestseller.Jeffery's work has been published in more than 35 languages around the world.The publication is moving to March with a relaunched look, an author tour and a huge marketing and PR campaign.

Master of suspense Jeffery Deaver returns with the latest gripping thriller featuring paraplegic forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme.

Smart technology is everywhere.
It makes our lives easier, our connections faster and journeys quicker.
But in the wrong hands, it can kill...

Detective Amelia Sachs is hot on the trail of a murderer, chasing him through a Brooklyn department store, when her pursuit is fatally interrupted. An escalator gives way, forcing Sachs down into the machinery to help the man trapped in its depths... and enabling the suspect to flee.

But was it simply a freak accident? Could the killer's presence in the store really be a coincidence?

As the body count threatens to grow, Sachs and forensic expert Lincoln Rhyme realise they are facing one of their most formidable opponents ever. Someone able to turn the most commonplace product into a murder weapon. Someone who can kill by remote control...

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Cruel Mercy

By David Mark

Three Irishmen went to America.

One's dead. One's as good as. One is missing...

The missing man is Valentine Teague. Petty criminal, bare-knuckle fighter - and DS Aector McAvoy's brother in law.

Back home, Val's being held responsible for the blood spilt in the snowy woods of upstate New York. If McAvoy doesn't find out the truth, all hell will break loose, putting his own family in the crossfire.

Investigating proves harder than he could have imagined. New York City is a different world, with different rules. Soon, he finds himself up against squabbling cops, mafias old and new, and the culmination of a crime forty years in the making.

All McAvoy can do is the right thing. Even if it kills him...

Effortlessly blends the brutal and the tender, the dark and the light. Aector McAvoy is a true original. So is David Mark.To call Mark's novels police procedurals is like calling the Mona Lisa a pretty painting. Beautifully crafted, filled with flashbacks, horror, angst, and chilling detail, this one is his most complex and best yet.McAvoy must be one of the most fascinating fictional detectives out there - a true original. This is an intoxicating brew - Catholicism, travellers, underground fight scenes, the mob - and rumbling through it all like a bear with a blush is DS Aector McAvoy. Superb writing. A truly fantastic read.David Mark takes McAvoy to the US on a rollercoaster ride into darkness. Brilliantly written and compelling.Praise for David Mark and DEAD PRETTYHighly entertainingMore twists and turns than a corkscrew through the eyeballDark, compelling crime writing of the highest orderIn McAvoy, David Mark has created a big hero with a huge heart. His skill at weaving threads of light through the darkest fabric has rightly won him a legion of fans who like their crime fiction to be real and compassionate.Truly exhilarating and inventive. Mark is a wonderfully descriptive writer and an exciting young talent.Mark's rich, distinctive prose style and damaged characters compel you to keep reading... shaping up to be an essential crime seriesThere is a good array of villains, and Mark is impressive in his sensitive portrayals of the relationships between the principal characters at work and home.Breathtaking. Mark writes bad beautifullyCompelling and harrowingDS McAvoy is trying to solve a crime far from home in the latest stunning novel by bestselling author David Mark, perfect for fans of Val McDermid and Peter Robinson.

David spent more than fifteen years as a journalist, including seven years as a crime reporter with the Yorkshire Post - walking the Hull streets that would later become the setting for the Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy novels.

He has written five novels in the McAvoy series: Dark Winter, Original Skin, Sorrow Bound, Taking Pity and Dead Pretty, as well as a McAvoy novella, A Bad Death, which is available as an ebook. Dark Winter was selected for the Harrogate New Blood panel and was a Richard & Judy pick and a Sunday Times bestseller.

He lives in Lincolnshire with his partner, two children and an assortment of animals, and you can find him on Twitter @davidmarkwriter.

David Mark's debut, Dark Winter, was a Richard & Judy pick and a paperback bestseller.It was also selected for Val McDermid's New Blood promotion at Harrogate Crime Festival, and longlisted for the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award.David is very well connected in the crime community: he's been Harrogate's Writer in Residence, and is now on their planning committee.A former crime journalist, he draws on his own experience to write truly gripping, heart-wrenching and original novels.His novels have received stunning reviews and David is regularly cited as one of the crime stars of the future.He's a regular voice on radio, talking about crime fiction in general and Hull in particular.Mulholland is publishing him as a lead author, with a marketing and publicity campaign to match.His novels have sold in the US, Germany, Greece, Holland, Italy, Russia, Spain and Turkey.
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Jericho's War

By Gerald Seymour

Jericho's War is a relentlessly powerful novel of our times from 'the best thriller writer in the world' (Daily Telegraph)

In a moment of nerve shredding suspense that will affect many thousands of lives, a handful of men and women will converge on a barren stretch of Yemeni desert. Each of them will need spirit, courage and immense luck to survive the next forty-eight hours.

Corrie Rankin is already a legend at MI6 when he is called back with little regard for the horrors of his recent past. Corrie is sent to take advantage of a chance to take down a high value player in the war against Al Qaeda - and, a chance for the Brits to succeed without begging help from the Americans.

The sniper and his spotter who will go with Corrie are less than top team, but the best that can be found if the mission is to stay 'deniable'.

And once the three misfits are in-country, they must rely on intelligence brought to them by a young British Jihadi - on the ground and close to the target - and now turned. And, close to him, is an archaeologist digging in the ruins of the Queen of Sheba' civilisation who will be their cut-out contact point.

The mission is the brain-child of an apparently old, fat fool in a striped cricket blazer, a sweating figure of fun among the ex-pat community across the border in Muscat. This is Jericho ... not as old or fat or foolish as he appears, nor as harmless.

This is Jericho's War. The weapons it deploys, the brutal aims it pursues, are state of the art. The fear it breeds and the raw bravery it demands are as timeless as the desert itself.

Jericho's War is a relentlessly powerful novel of our times from 'the best thriller writer in the world' (Daily Telegraph)

Gerald Seymour exploded onto the literary scene in 1975 with the massive bestseller HARRY'S GAME. The first major thriller to tackle the modern troubles in Northern Ireland, it was described by Frederick Forsyth as 'like nothing else I have ever read' and it changed the landscape of the British thriller forever.

Gerald Seymour was a reporter at ITN for fifteen years. He covered events in Vietnam, Borneo, Aden, the Munich Olympics, Israel and Northern Ireland. Each of his acclaimed thrillers is deeply researched and delivers a topical, high-octane read.

Will build on the critical and commercial success of recent publications, No Mortal Thing and Vagabond.
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