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The Butcher Bird

S D Sykes
S D Sykes

A gripping medieval historical crime thriller, from 'the medieval CJ Sansom' (Jeffery Deaver)Oswald de Lacy is growing up fast in his new position as Lord of Somershill Manor. The Black Death changed many things, and just as it took away his father and elder brothers, leaving Oswald to be recalled from the monastery where he expected to spend his life, so it has taken many of his villagers and servants. However, there is still the same amount of work to be done in the farms and fields, and the few people left to do it think they should be paid more - something the King himself has forbidden.Just as anger begins to spread, the story of the Butcher Bird takes flight. People claim to have witnessed a huge creature in the skies. A new-born baby is found impaled on a thorn bush. And then more children disappear.Convinced the bird is just a superstitious rumour, Oswald must discover what is really happening. He can expect no help from his snobbish mother and his scheming sister Clemence, who is determined to protect her own child, but happy to neglect her step-daughters.From the plague-ruined villages of Kent to the thief-infested streets of London and the luxurious bedchamber of a bewitching lady, Oswald's journey is full of danger, dark intrigue and shocking revelations.

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Trouble in Mind

Jeffery Deaver
Jeffery Deaver
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The Kill Room

Jeffery Deaver
Jeffery Deaver

The tenth novel in the critically acclaimed Lincoln Rhyme series, from Number One bestselling author Jeffery Deaver.They are calling it the 'million-dollar bullet': a sniper shot from a near-impossible distance.But there is no crime scene investigation, no evidence, and no co-operation from the local Bahamian police.Ambitious New York district attorney Nance Laurel won't let it go. This murder has all the hallmarks of a contract killing, and she has evidence that the order came from the highest levels of the US government.Putting her career on the line, she calls in independent investigators: Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs. No strangers to controversy, their reputation for seeing what others miss is unparalleled, and she knows they will risk everything - even their lives - to seek the truth . . .

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Mistress of Justice

Jeffery Deaver
Jeffery Deaver
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XO by Jeffery Deaver

Read the first chapter of Jeffery Deaver's newest Kathryn Dance thriller, XO.

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Read the gripping first chapter of THE KILL ROOM, the thirtieth novel by the incredible Jeffery Deaver and the tenth in the critically acclaimed Lincoln Rhyme series. ‘If you want thrills, Deaver is your man’ GUARDIAN ‘An ace thriller to keep readers guessing and gasping’ HUFFINGTON POST

21 Jun
Waterstones Leadenhall

Jeffery Deaver signing at Waterstones Leadenhall

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Jeffery Deaver signing at Waterstones Leadenhall

Jeffery Deaver

Jeffery Deaver is the award-winning author of three collections of short stories and 32 internationally bestselling novels, including the 2011 James Bond novel Carte Blanche. He is best known for his Lincoln Rhyme thrillers, which include the number one bestsellers The Vanished Man, The Twelfth Card and The Cold Moon, as well as The Bone Collector which was made into a feature film starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. The first Kathryn Dance novel, The Sleeping Doll, was published in 2007 to enormous acclaim. A three-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Reader's Award for Best Short Story of the year, he has been nominated for an Anthony Award and six Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America. He won the WHSmith Thumping Good Read Award in 2001 and in 2004 won the Crime Writers' Association Steel Dagger for Best Thriller with Garden of Beasts, and their Short Story Dagger for The Weekender from Twisted. Jeffery Deaver lives in North Carolina and California. Visit his website,, Facebook page,, and follow him on Twitter at

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22 Jun
Waterstones, New Street, Birmingham, B2 4DB

Jeffery Deaver Signing Event at Birmingham


Jeffery Deaver will be signing copies of his book at Waterstones New Street, Birmingham on 22nd June

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CLOUD ATLAS, by David Mitchell

Read an excerpt of David Mitchell's international bestseller, CLOUD ATLAS, now also releasing as a film.

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EDGE by Jeffery Deaver

Read the first chapter of Jeffery Deaver's 2010 thriller, EDGE.

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If you are worried about not sticking to your New Year resolutions, take some solace from the fact that you are not alone. It is predicted that by the middle of January most resolutions have been broken. Yellow Kite is here to help.

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