On a perfect Spring morning at Windsor Castle, Queen Elizabeth II will enjoy a cup of tea, carry out all her royal duties . . . and solve a murder. The perfect book for fans of The Crown and The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman. 'Like an episode of The Crown - but with a spicy dish of murder on the side' (DAILY MAIL) ______________________ The morning after a dinner party at Windsor Castle, eighty-nine-year-old Queen Elizabeth is shocked to discover that one of her guests has been found murdered in his room, with a rope around his neck. When the police begin to suspect her loyal servants, Her Majesty knows they are looking in the wrong place. For the Queen has been living an extraordinary double life ever since her coronation. Away from the public eye, she has a brilliant knack for solving crimes. With her household's happiness on the line, her secret must not get out. Can the Queen and her trusted secretary Rozie catch the killer, without getting caught themselves? Miss Marple meets The Crown in The Windsor Knot, the first book in the 'Her Majesty The Queen Investigates' mystery series by SJ Bennett - for fans of The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman, Agatha Christie and M.C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin. ______________________ PRAISE FOR THE WINDSOR KNOT: 'Hilarious, affectionate, and so well observed . . . I loved it' - JOANNE HARRIS 'A total joy' - NINA STIBBE 'A highly original and delightfully charming crime series' - ADELE PARKS 'Possibly the most adorable crime novel out this year' - RUTH WARE 'Charming, cosy and respectful' - GUARDIAN 'Gently hilarious and utterly charming' - AMANDA CRAIG
Georgiana is introduced to a new world: drunken debauchery, mysterious young men with strangely arresting hands, and the upper echelons of Regency society. But the price of entry to high society might just be higher than Georgiana is willing to pay .
A nail-biting story of courage, bravery, rebellion and war from the master of adventure fiction. As the situation becomes violent, and the Courtney family home is under threat, Leon Courtney finds himself caught between two powerful sides - and a battle for the freedom of a country.
___________________ PRAISE FOR JAMES SWALLOW'S ESPIONAGE THRILLERS: 'Unputdownable' - WILBUR SMITH 'Britain's answer to Jason Bourne' - DAILY MAIL 'Explosive' - IRISH EXAMINER
From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Catch and Richard & Judy pick The Holiday comes T.M.
From the Sunday Times bestselling author of A Maiden's Voyage; perfect for fans of Dilly Court, Katie Flynn and Catherine Cookson.
From John Hart, the twice-Edgar award winning US crime writing giant, The Unwilling is an exploration of family and the past, of prison and war and the indelible marks they leave on a community. For fans of Chris Whitaker and Jane Harper.
A warm, captivating and irresistible story of love, family, secrets and finding your place in the world. For readers of Lucinda Riley and Kate Morton. The Sunday train which snaked into Noah Vale that verdant, midwinter afternoon brought with it fire, sending an inferno of small-town gossip roaring up the valley . . . Esther Hamilton had a reputation in the small Queensland town of Noah Vale. That was until she ran away, twenty years ago, under a cloud of shame. It is now 1955 and following her death, her daughters, the Hamilton sisters, have come to make the town their home. Sonnet, at twenty years old, has never set foot in Noah Vale, but has been the talk of the town for decades. Fable is a budding artist and lovelier even than her heartbreaking mother. And Plum is just a little girl who has been taken away from the only home she has ever known. As the years pass the girls settle into their new life. But suspicion and judgement follow them wherever they go. In a small town where everyone knows each other, it can be hard to escape the past . . . 'A fresh, original and evocative coming-of-age story. Set amidst the lush Queensland landscape and the stark reality of small-town meddling, the vividly painted characters remain long after the final page.' Tea Cooper, author of The Woman in the Green Dress In Those Hamilton Sisters, Averil Kenny has created three vibrant characters who will quickly come to feel like friends, and placed them in a wonderfully evocative landscape. This novel is an intelligent, assured family saga which packs an emotional punch.' Meg Keneally, author of Fled and The Wreck
ENTER THE SPIRAL. FIND THE TRUTH. The utterly original and brilliantly gripping thriller for fans of BEHIND HER EYES by Sarah Pinborough and THE SEVEN DEATHS OF EVELYN HARDCASTLE by Stuart Turton. 'Gripping, inventive and utterly unpredictable' - Alex Pavesi, bestselling author of EIGHT DETECTIVES. 'Ambitious and well executed' - GUARDIAN '[A] rollercoaster crime noir thriller' - INDEPENDENT _______________________ Erma Bridges' life is far from perfect, but entirely ordinary. So when she is shot twice in a targetted attack by a colleague, her quiet existence is shattered in an instant. With her would-be murderer dead, no one can give Erma the answers she needs to move on from her trauma. Why her? Why now? So begins Erma's quest for the truth - and a dangerous, spiralling journey into the heart of darkness. With all the inventiveness of The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle and the raw brutality of Mulholland Drive, THE SPIRAL is a unique crime thriller with killer twists - and 2021's most jaw-dropping ending. ____________________ WHAT YOUR FAVOURITE AUTHORS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE SPIRAL: 'I suspect this is one that I'll be thinking about for some time' - ALEX PAVESI, author of EIGHT DETECTIVES 'A frenzied, twisted fever dream of a book' - MIRANDA DICKINSON, author of OUR STORY
'Breathtakingly researched, brilliantly executed.' Wilbur Smith A high-octane, fast-paced novel from a new voice in adventure writing and the winner of a Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize.
Meet Meg Monroe, the fixer. (No, not like that - this would be a very different book!) Using her brilliant intuition, people reading skills and with masterful manipulation Meg befriends her mark and tells them what they want to hear, using it to convince them to see the error of their ways.
Here are old friends and older fiends.' Stuart's pleasure in the short story is evidenced in these thirteen tales, culminating in the previously unpublished novella, 'The Traveller', which sees Jack Lennon (from The Final Silence) and his daughter Ellen McKenna, pitted against the unnamed assassin who is targeting them.
But when a mutilated body is discovered in a Cotswolds house, it becomes clear that this is no ordinary group of opportunist thieves. As Detective Jack Warr investigates, he discovers locals with dark secrets, unearths hidden crimes - and hits countless dead ends.
She isn't pregnant, her husband is gone and her beloved dog is dead. But she knows she might risk losing the baby forever. Anna McPartlin's new novel is a powerful and poignant exploration of motherhood, filled with unique and unforgettable characters, as funny as it is moving, and as poignant as it is wise.
But war is coming and when the Japanese invade, Kate and Edwin are forced to flee. With the fallout of war all around them, in a place far from home, will Kate and Edwin survive their journey and find the peace they both so desperately seek?
A feel-good, uplifting summer read for fans of Heidi Swain and Cathy Bramley. As Emma starts to settle in to her childhood home, she finds herself loving village life - much to her surprise. And with romance brewing, Emma begins to doubt the glamorous life in London that she worked so hard to build .
She joins an evening writing group, and whilst the lessons are about prose, she starts to learn about the world around her and even about herself. When Hope's mum suddenly falls ill, she realises there are many more challenges to come .
Be swept away by the new breath-taking romantic novel from Sunday Times bestselling author and Strictly Come Dancing star Anton Du Beke. This Christmas, you are cordially invited to the wedding of the year! London, 1938. When fiercely independent chambermaid Nancy Nettleton first moved to London and the Buckingham hotel, the last thing on her mind was finding love, let alone falling for the debonair demonstration dancer Raymond de Guise. As the festive season approaches, life at the exclusive hotel is busier than ever, with guests arriving from around the world, seeking comfort, relaxation and refuge as tensions build across Europe and it looks like another war is imminent. Behind the scenes, the staff work tirelessly, ensuring the smooth operation of the hotel, guarding the secrets of their guests - but they have many of their own that they fear will be revealed. As the band strikes up in the Grand Ballroom to celebrate the nuptials of Raymond and Nancy, one thing is certain - this will be a Christmas to remember.
And when she tends to a man called Alexandr, Cilka finds that despite everything, there is room in her heart for love. Based on what is known of Cilka Klein's time in Auschwitz, and on the experience of women in Siberian prison camps, Cilka's Journey is the breathtaking sequel to The Tattooist of Auschwitz.