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Mulholland Books

Mallets Aforethought

Sarah Graves
Sarah Graves

Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree left her high-powered career for a dilapidated fixer-upper and the dream of a quiet existence in the quaint town of Eastport, Maine. But she found that no matter how carefully you remodel your life, murder can take up residence anywhere.It's Eastport's most notorious landmark: the old Harlequin House. Named for the disgraced physician Chester Harlequin, it was used as a hideout for gunshot gangsters and their molls during Prohibition's heyday. Now fixer-upper enthusiast Jake Tiptree and Harlequin's only living descendant, Ellie White, are refurbishing the mansard-roofed mansion to host the local Historical Society's upcoming gala. But when stripping down old wallpaper reveals a secret door to a room containing not one but two corpses, Jake and Ellie once again find home repair leading to homicide.One of the bodies is a skeleton dressed in 1920s flapper chic. But the other is that of real estate mogul Hector Gosling, and in his pocket is a paper bearing the single word "Guilty". The less-than-scrupulous tycoon has been poisoned, and when it's learned that the offending substance is the poison that Ellie's husband George has been using to kill red ants, he is immediately taken into custody. Then it develops that George had recently accused Gosling of a scheme to scam George's vulnerable old aunt out of her life savings-and George out of his inheritance. With George held for murder, Jake and a pregnant Ellie swing into action. In between Ellie's Lamaze sessions, baby showers, and CPR classes taught by Jake's ex-husband Victor, the two amateur sleuths must sift their way through a trail of seemingly contradictory clues. Then another corpse surfaces and suddenly Jake and Ellie realize they must find this killer fast. A clever culprit is not only building an airtight case against Ellie's husband. He - or she - is planning to nail everyone who stands in the way.

Hodder & Stoughton

Flavour: A World of Beautiful Food

Vicky Bhogal
Vicky Bhogal

Walk into your kitchen and open the cupboard doors, chances are you will find bottles of moss green olive oil nestling alongside dark, salty soy sauce; pungent vanilla essence next to scarlet incendiary pots of chilli powder; flaky dried oregano next to piquant malt vinegar.Borders have been drawn and redrawn throughout history. Perhaps with cooking there are now no borders at all: we can enjoy the tastes of many parts of the world in our own homes very easily, whenever we like.In FLAVOUR: A World of Beautiful Food, Vicky Bhogal takes an array of delicious ingredients and shows how to combine them according to their flavour in simple and imaginative ways, to create exciting new dishes. As she says, 'I am delighted by the fact that, in the little corner of the metropolis I have made my own, I am able to draw from a rich, sprawling heritage of centuries of ingredients traversing their way across the globe. That with a flick of a lid or stir of a spoon, I can add the perfumed whisper of a Persian court, an echo of cool pine forests at twilight or the faint tap of a tango on cobbled alleyways to my daily urban life, while the cars roar by outside.'Containing over 100 mouth-watering and inspiring recipes, including Wafer-sliced Duck Risotto with Spiced Plums and Star Anise, Tiger Prawn and Mandarin Soup, Turkish Delight Chocolate Ice-Cream Drops and White Pears on Black Ice, FLAVOUR is an enchanting book for cooks of all abilities who want to try something truly different.

by Tamal

Sugar-free Grapefruit Polenta Cake

by Nadiya

Chocolate, Strawberry and Lime Ice-Cream Roll

by Ian

Cranberry, Rosemary and Almond Biscotti

Recipe ofthe month

Plum Frangipane Tart

This month's recipe is a lovely plum frangipane tart from BILL'S: THE COOKBOOK.


Lucy Dillon shares her recipe for a Valentine's treat for your 4-legged friend

Valentine's Day is about appreciating all of the loved ones in your life, even the furry variety. Author of WALKING BACK TO HAPPINESS, Lucy Dillon, shares a recipe to make your dog's day.

Recipe of the month


Ever made a crumpet before? It's surprisingly easy, according to Wish List's Angie, with a little help from Gordon Ramsay . . .

Try a recipe from Calgary Avansino's new book

Keep it real this Easter

Frozen Raw Matcha Cheesecake

Chapter One


Read the first chapter of Sceptre author Clare Morrall's THE MAN WHO DISAPPEARED.

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Chilli Beef Lettuce Wraps

May's mouthwatering recipe of the month is taken from GORDON RAMSAY'S ULTIMATE COOKERY COURSE.

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Bill's Israeli couscous salad

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SHADES OF GREY, by Jasper Fforde

Read the first chapter of Jasper Fforde's brilliant SHADES OF GREY.

Gordon Ramsay cook along

To celebrate my book’s publication, I’ll be sharing my delicious buttermilk-fried chicken on Twitter @GordonRamsay on September 23rd at 7pm and I want you all to cook-along with me. I’ll be tweeting step-by-step instructions and pictures as I go. For best results, place the chicken in a bowl, add the buttermilk and a good pinch of salt and mix well. Cover with cling film and chill overnight, or for at least 30 minutes. Bring back to room temperature before cooking. Ingredient checklist - 4 free-range chicken thighs - 4 free-range chicken drumsticks - 500ml buttermilk - flavourless oil, e.g. sunflower or groundnut, for deep-frying - 1-2 tsp smoked paprika - ½ tsp garlic powder - 1-2 tsp cayenne pepper - sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Food writer and author of FLAVOUR, Vicky Bhogal, tells us about her favourite places to eat

Vicky Bhogal on her favourite restaurants

One of our top food writers, Vicky Bhogal lets us in on her favourite places to eat and drink

Members of the Hodder team on David Mitchell's brilliant novel

The Week of a Thousand Autumns

Over the course of a week, various members of the Hodder team write about their experience with David Mitchell's THE THOUSAND AUTUMNS OF JACOB DE ZOET.

Chapter One

COME SUNDAY, by Isla Morley

Read the first chapter of Isla Morley's COME SUNDAY.

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