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John Murray

No Dominion

Louise Welsh
Authors:
Louise Welsh

'A vivid, action-packed journey through a post-apocalyptic world. Terrifying and touching in equal measure, the novel is a love story, an adventure, a road movie, a family drama and a murder mystery rolled into one' The Times Scotland'No Dominion gripped me and broke my heart in equal measure' Val McDermidIt is seven years since the Sweats wiped out most of the world's population. But for those who survived the outbreak, life has gone on. Stevie Flint and Magnus McFall are now part of a small community on the Orkney Islands, without mobile phones or TV, without antibiotics or fuel, who are trying to rebuild the rudiments of democratic civilisation.When three strangers arrive on the islands, however, they upset the fragile community, bringing long-buried tensions to the surface. Realising that a number of the islands' young are missing, Stevie and Magnus set off on a journey to the mainland to get them back - a mainland swarming with outlaw gangs, and where self-appointed autocrats and religious fanatics hold sway . . . Thrilling and breathless, No Dominion asks what happens when the scaffolding of civilisation collapses, and how far we'd go to preserve our humanity.

Sceptre

The High Places

Fiona McFarlane
Authors:
Fiona McFarlane
John Murray

Death is a Welcome Guest

Louise Welsh
Authors:
Louise Welsh
Two Roads

Remember Me Like This

Bret Anthony Johnston
Authors:
Bret Anthony Johnston
John Murray

A Lovely Way to Burn

Louise Welsh
Authors:
Louise Welsh

As heard on BBC Radio 4 Book at BedtimeIt doesn't look like murder in a city full of death. A pandemic called 'The Sweats' is sweeping the globe. London is a city in crisis. Hospitals begin to fill with the dead and dying, but Stevie Flint is convinced that the sudden death of her boyfriend Dr Simon Sharkey was not from natural causes. As roads out of London become gridlocked with people fleeing infection, Stevie's search for Simon's killers takes her in the opposite direction, into the depths of the dying city and a race with death. A Lovely Way to Burn is the first outbreak in the Plague Times trilogy. Chilling, tense and completely compelling, it's Louise Welsh writing at the height of her powers.

John Murray

The Face at the Window: Three Stories

Louise Welsh
Authors:
Louise Welsh

The three stories in this short collection from acclaimed author Louise Welsh all confront fear. In 'The Face at the Window' Fiona is convinced someone is breaking into her house, but the only evidence for the break-in is a face at the window that no one else can see. In 'Realm of the Census' Maryanne travels from house to house, collecting census information from strangers, and encounters a woman who lives with ghosts. In 'The Queen of Craigielee' Ailsa is photographing the interior of an abandoned high-rise which is about to be demolished when she sees the faint figure of a girl in a doorway of one of the condemned flats. These three dark stories are tales to savour; they will linger in the mind long after you've finished reading them.

Mulholland Books

Angel Baby

Richard Lange
Authors:
Richard Lange

To escape her awful life, Luz plans carefully. She quits the drugs. She pretends everything is normal. She takes only the clothes on her back, a gun and the money in her husband's safe. The corpses in the hallway weren't part of the plan. Luz needs to find the daughter she left behind years ago, but she knows she may die trying. Her husband, El Principe, is a key player in a drug cartel, and betrayal will not go unpunished.In this powerful story of revenge and redemption, one woman's desperate break for freedom will change the lives of criminals and cops on both sides of the border.

John Murray

The Girl on the Stairs

Louise Welsh
Authors:
Louise Welsh

Jane Logan is a stranger to Berlin and she finds the city alive and echoing with the ghosts of its turbulent past. At six months pregnant, she's instructed by her partner Petra to rest and enjoy her new life in Germany. But while Petra is out at work, Jane begins to feel uneasy in their chic apartment. Screams reverberate through the walls, lights flicker in the derelict building that looms over the yard, a shadow passes on the stairs . . . Jane meets a neighbour's daughter, a girl whose life she tries to mend, but her involvement only further isolates her. Alone and haunted, Jane fears the worst . . . but the worst is yet to come.Louise Welsh, the acclaimed author of The Cutting Room, delivers another masterful suspense novel. The Girl on the Stairs is a powerful psychological thriller packed with twists and turns to keep you reading well into the night. Read it, or be left in the dark.

07 Jul
Bantry Library, Bantry, Co. Cork

Louise Welsh at West Cork Literary Festival

12:30pm

Louise Welsh at West Cork Literary Festival

22 Aug
Edinburgh

Louise Welsh at Edinburgh Book Festival

8:45pm

Louise Welsh at Edinburgh Book Festival

22 Aug
Edinburgh

Louise Welsh at Edinburgh Book Festival

8:45pm

Louise Welsh at Edinburgh Book Festival

19 Aug
Inverness

Louise Welsh at Inverness Book Festival

Louise Welsh at Inverness Book Festival

27 Apr
The Legacy Falcon Hotel, Chapel Street, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 6HA

Louise Welsh Writing Workshop at Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival

10am - 3pm
12 Aug
Charlotte Square, Edinburgh

Louise Welsh at Edinburgh International Book Festival

Louise Welsh - Fiction to Make You Sweat

Chapter One

A MOST WANTED MAN, by John le Carré

Read the first chapter of John le Carré's A MOST WANTED MAN.

Chapter One: The Old Long Since

RULES OF CIVILITY, by Amor Towles

Read the first chapter of Amor Towles' RULES OF CIVILITY.

28 Jul
Isle of Skye

Louise Welsh at Skye Reading Room

7:30pm

Louise Welsh at Skye Reading Room

28 Jul
Isle of Skye

Louise Welsh at Skye Reading Room

7:30pm
Extract

GRACE WILLIAMS SAYS IT LOUD, by Emma Henderson

Read an excerpt of Emma Henderson's GRACE WILLIAMS SAYS IT ALL, shortlisted for the Orange Prize 2011.

Chapter One: Suicide Corner

SCARP by Nick Papadimitriou

Read the first chapter of Nick Papadimitriou's SCARP.