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    The Sunday Times bestseller!

    FINALIST FOR THE LODESTAR AWARD

    In the start of an all-new trilogy, the bestselling author of Uprooted and Spinning Silver introduces you to a dangerous school for the magically gifted where failure means certain death -- until one girl begins to rewrite its rules.
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    Enter a school of magic unlike any you have ever encountered.

    There are no teachers, no holidays, friendships are purely strategic, and the odds of survival are never equal. Once you're inside, there are only two ways out: you graduate or you die.

    El Higgins is uniquely prepared for the school's many dangers. She may be without allies, but she possesses a dark power strong enough to level mountains and wipe out untold millions - never mind easily destroy the countless monsters that prowl the school.

    Except, she might accidentally kill all the other students, too. So El is trying her hardest not to use it . . . that is, unless she has no other choice.

    With flawless mastery, Naomi Novik creates a heroine for the ages - a character so sharply realized and so richly nuanced that she will live on in hearts and minds for generations to come.
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    'Hilarious and wild! Take any fictional magic school, make it as over-the-top dangerous as possible, and populate it with a bunch of snarky teenagers; the result is pure batshit fun.'
    N.K. Jemisin, three-time Hugo Award winner and author of The Fifth Season

    'Novik deliciously undoes expectations about magic schools, destined heroes, and family legacies. A gorgeous book about monsters and monstrousness, chockablock with action, cleverness, and wit.' Holly Black, #1 New York Times bestselling author

    'The Scholomance is the dark school of magic I've been waiting for, and its wise, witty, and monstrous heroine is one I'd happily follow anywhere-even into a school full of monsters.'
    Katherine Arden, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Bear and the Nightingale

    'The wonderful cast of characters will grab a hold of your heart and you'll never want to leave this deadly school ... a fantasy that delights on every level. I loved this brilliant book.'
    Stephanie Garber, #1 Sunday Times bestselling author of the Caraval series

    'Eyeball-meltingly brilliant. Novik is, quite simply, a genius.'
    Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken

    'Sharp, witty, and darkly effervescent, A Deadly Education is Naomi Novik's fresh take on the concept of the magic school. One of my favorite reads of the year.'
    Rory Power, New York Times bestselling author of Wilder Girls

    'Fresh, smart, and delightfully unique. It's Hogwarts with higher stakes and sharper claws, and I absolutely loved it.'
    Alix E. Harrow

    'A nightmare from which I never wished to wake. Savage, inventive, and soulful, Novik grasps the totems of childhood that linger in your mind-schools of magic, curses, cutthroat classmates, monsters-only to twist them into a grand new tale that'll make you believe in magic again.'
    Pierce Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Dark Age

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    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

    'A deep dive into one of the murkiest periods of our national history ... Splendid' DAN JONES, Sunday Times

    'Beautifully written, incredibly accessible and deeply researched' JAMES O'BRIEN

    'An absolute masterpiece' DAN SNOW

    'Illuminates England's weird and wonderful early history with erudition and wit' IAN HISLOP
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    Sixteen hundred years ago Britain left the Roman Empire and swiftly fell into ruin. Grand cities and luxurious villas were deserted and left to crumble, and civil society collapsed into chaos. Into this violent and unstable world came foreign invaders from across the sea, and established themselves as its new masters.

    The Anglo-Saxons traces the turbulent history of these people across the next six centuries. It explains how their earliest rulers fought relentlessly against each other for glory and supremacy, and then were almost destroyed by the onslaught of the Vikings. It explores how they abandoned their old gods for Christianity, established hundreds of churches and created dazzlingly intricate works of art. It charts the revival of towns and trade, and the origins of a familiar landscape of shires, boroughs and bishoprics.

    It is a tale of famous figures like King Offa, Alfred the Great and Edward the Confessor, but also features a host of lesser known characters - ambitious queens, revolutionary saints, intolerant monks and grasping nobles. Through their remarkable careers we see how a new society, a new culture and a single unified nation came into being.

    Drawing on a vast range of original evidence - chronicles, letters, archaeology and artefacts - renowned historian Marc Morris illuminates a period of history that is only dimly understood, separates the truth from the legend, and tells the extraordinary story of how the foundations of England were laid.
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    'A rich trove of ancient wonders' IAN MORTIMER

    'This is top-notch narrative history ... A big gold bar of delight' SPECTATOR

    'A remarkable achievement' JUSTIN POLLARD

    'Morris guides the reader with aplomb ... Rounded and nuanced' LITERARY REVIEW

    '[A] compelling narrative of this turbulent time' NEW STATESMAN

    'Enter the world of The Dig with Marc Morris's The Anglo-Saxons' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

    'A thorough and accessible account of this important period' FINANCIAL TIMES

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  • **AVAILABLE NOW**

    Relive the sensuality, the romance, and the drama of Fifty Shades Freed - the love story that enthralled millions of readers around the world - through the thoughts, reflections, and dreams of Christian Grey.
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    E L James revisits the world of Fifty Shades with a deeper new take on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the globe.
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    You are cordially invited to the wedding of the decade, when Christian Grey will make Anastasia Steele his wife. But is he really husband material? His dad is unsure, his brother wants to organise one helluva bachelor party, and his fiancee won't vow to obey . . .

    And marriage brings its own challenges. Their passion for each other burns hotter and deeper than ever, but Ana's defiant spirit continues to stir Christian's darkest fears and tests his need for control. As old rivalries and resentments endanger them both, one misjudgement threatens to tear them apart.

    Can Christian overcome the nightmares of his childhood and the torments of his youth, and save himself? And once he's discovered the truth of his origins, can he find forgiveness and accept Ana's unconditional love?

    Can Christian finally be freed?

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  • THE ICONIC AUTHOR OF THE BESTSELLING PHENOMENON CRAZY RICH ASIANS RETURNS WITH THE GLITTERING TALE OF A YOUNG WOMAN WHO FINDS HERSELF TORN BETWEEN TWO MEN.

    'Your perfect summer read' Daily Mail

    'Delightful' Independent

    'Laugh-out-loud funny' Sunday Mirror

    When Lucie Tang Churchill meets George Zao at a lavish wedding in Capri, she can't stand him. She can't stand that he gallantly offers to trade hotel rooms with her so she can have a sea view, that he knows more about the island than she does, and worst of all, that he kisses her in the darkness of the ancient ruins. What would her Mayflower-descended, Wall Street-wealthy family think of him? But years later, when Lucie is weekending with her fiance in East Hampton, George unexpectedly appears and Lucie must decide - does she follow her head or her heart?

    A gloriously decadent homage to A Room with a View, Sex and Vanity is a glittering modern love story and a brilliantly funny comedy of manners set between two cultures.

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    A labyrinth of clues. A mystery novel hiding a deadly secret. A killer with a fiendish plot: a brilliantly intricate and original thriller from the bestselling author of Magpie Murders
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    'A beautiful puzzle: fiendishly clever and hugely entertaining. A masterpiece.' Lucy Foley, author of The Hunting Party

    Retired publisher Susan Ryeland is running a small hotel on a Greek island with her long-term boyfriend. But life isn't as idyllic as it should be: exhausted by the responsibility of making everything work on an island where nothing ever does, Susan is beginning to miss her literary life in London - even though her publishing career once entangled her in a lethal literary murder plot.

    So when an English couple come to visit with tales of a murder that took place in a hotel the same day their daughter Cecily was married there, Susan can't help but find herself fascinated.

    And when they tell her that Cecily has gone missing a few short hours after reading Atticus Pund Takes The Case, a crime novel Susan edited some years previously, Susan knows she must return to London to find out what has happened.

    The clues to the murder and to Cecily's disappearance must lie within the pages of this novel.

    But to save Cecily, Susan must place her own life in mortal danger...
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    Want to read more Atticus Pund and Susan Ryeland? Order a copy of Sunday Times bestseller and the #1 ebook bestseller MAGPIE MURDERS, out now.
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    'You have to hand it to Horowitz: the guy never fails to deliver a total page-turner. Back in 2016 he wrote Magpie Murders; it became an instant global bestseller and picked up a string of awards. Moonflower Murders is the sequel - and what a sequel. We LOVED it.' Richard Madeley, Richard & Judy Book Club

    'Anthony Horowitz is so good at pivoting his stories onto their heads, launching his characters in totally unexpected new directions.' Judy Finnigan, Richard & Judy Book Club

    'There is no mystery writer whose puzzles make me think, 'Ooh, I can't wait!' more than Anthony Horowitz. He is a master of the cunning plot device, and brings zest and originality to the traditional murder mystery novel.' Sophie Hannah

    'It is always a pleasure to read a new Anthony Horowitz mystery ... a wonderfully enjoyable read' Ragnar Jonasson

    'I came to Moonflower Murders already a fan of Anthony Horowitz's unique and complex style of crime fiction from Magpie Murders... [I found it] very exciting to give her a voice, aware always not to go too fast because I couldn't wait to turn the page!' Lesley Manville, narrator of the Moonflower Murders audiobook

    'So clever, a story within a story within a story. A triumph.' Kate Mosse

    'A masterpiece by an author at the top of his genre.' Adam Hamdy

  • The new Sunday Times bestseller from the author of Daisy Jones & The Six

    'Immerses us in a glamorous, star-studded world, but is full of raw human emotion. Its characters felt completely real to me - each one is flawed and messy and impossible not to love.' BETH O'LEARY
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    A lifetime holding it together.
    One party will bring it crashing down.

    Malibu: August, 1983. It's the day of Nina Riva's annual end-of-summer party, and anticipation is at a fever pitch. Everyone wants to be around the famous Rivas: Nina, the talented surfer and supermodel; brothers Jay and Hud, one a championship surfer, the other a renowned photographer; and their adored baby sister, Kit. Together, the siblings are a source of fascination in Malibu and the world over-especially as the offspring of the legendary singer, Mick Riva.

    By midnight the party will be completely out of control.
    By morning, the Riva mansion will have gone up in flames.

    But before that first spark in the early hours before dawn, the alcohol will flow, the music will play, and the loves and secrets that shaped this family's generations will all come bubbling to the surface.

    Malibu Rising is a story about one unforgettable night in the life of a family: the night they each have to choose what they will keep from the people who made them . . . and what they will leave behind.
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    'The perfect, literal, beach read, with the emotional depth of the ocean' HOLLY BOURNE

    'A sex-on-the-beach cocktail (quite literally) of a book' PANDORA SYKES

    'This summer's must-read novel' SARRA MANNING, RED

    'Sun-drenched ... addictive and fun, it's an essential addition to your summer reading list' STYLIST, Best Fiction of 2021

    'I adored everything about this' DAILY MAIL

    'Unapologetically escapist beach-read fiction' SUNDAY TIMES

    'I did not want this book to end!' PRIMA, Book of the Month

    'Pure exhilaration' THE TIMES

    'Imagine Blue Water High and Selling Sunset had a lovechild' EVENING STANDARD

    'A superfun foray into the 1980s ... Delicious' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH, Novel of the Week

    'Hugely enjoyable' MAIL ON SUNDAY

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    Praise for Daisy Jones & The Six

    'Utterly believable . . . fantastically enjoyable' THE TIMES
    'Pitch perfect' SUNDAY TIMES
    'Prepare to be obsessed' STYLIST
    'I devoured this in a day, falling head over heels for it' REESE WITHERSPOON
    'I LOVE it . . . I can't remember the last time I read a book that was so fun' DOLLY ALDERTON
    'I didn't want this book to end' FEARNE COTTON

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    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Discover Thrawn's origins within the Chiss Ascendancy in the first book in an epic new Star Wars trilogy from bestselling author Timothy Zahn.

    Beyond the edge of the galaxy lies the Unknown Regions: chaotic, uncharted, and near impassable, with hidden secrets and dangers in equal measure. And nestled within its swirling chaos is the Ascendancy, home to the enigmatic Chiss and the Nine Ruling Families that lead them.

    The peace of the Ascendancy, a beacon of calm and stability, is shattered after a daring attack on the Chiss capital that leaves no trace of the enemy. Baffled, the Ascendancy dispatches one of its brightest young military officers to root out the unseen assailants. A recruit born of no title, but adopted into the powerful family of the Mitth and given the name Thrawn.

    With the might of the Expansionary Fleet at his back, and the aid of his comrade Admiral Ar'alani, answers begin to fall into place. But as Thrawn's first command probes deeper into the vast stretch of space his people call the Chaos, he realizes that the mission he has been given is not what it seems.
    And the threat to the Ascendancy is only just beginning.

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    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

    Stop searching for the answers - and start delighting in the questions with Pandora Sykes, co-host of The High Low podcast.

    'Deliciously fascinating' MARIAN KEYES
    'Refreshing ...

  • Like a Jack Reacher crime thriller... with a Van Helsing-style demon hunter - The Guardian

    From the Oscar-winning director of Pan's Labyrinth, The Shape of Water, and Hellboy, and the authors of The Strain comes a new paranormal thriller - X-Files meets Stephen King's The Outsider.
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    A horrific crime that defies ordinary explanation.
    A rookie FBI agent in dangerous, uncharted territory.
    An extraordinary hero for the ages.

    FBI agent Odessa's life is derailed when she's forced to turn her gun on her partner, who becomes suddenly, inexplicably violent while apprehending a murderer. Devastated, Odessa is placed on desk leave pending a full investigation.

    But what troubles her most isn't the tragedy itself - it's the shadowy presence she saw fleeing his body after his death.

    Questioning her future with the FBI, and her sanity, Odessa accepts a low-level assignment to clear out the belongings of a retired agent. What she finds there puts her on the trail of a mysterious figure who claims to have been alive for centuries, and who is either an unhinged lunatic . . . or humanity's best and only defence against unspeakable evil.
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    Praise for THE HOLLOW ONES

    'A transporting, page-turning thriller that rips open a brand new universe, filling it with suspense.' Brad Meltzer, #1 NYT bestselling author of The Escape Artist

    'Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan have yet another twisted masterpiece on their hands. An enduring new series combining horror, suspense, and fable.' Stephen Chbosky, NYT bestselling author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Imaginary Friend

    'Inventive and macabre.' Kirkus

    'Horrifying . . . The authors keep the tension high throughout. Fans of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child's Pendergast books will be enthralled' Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

  • Sorrowland

    Rivers Solomon

    'Sorrowland is a wonderland of fantastical and frightening, magical and real. At the centre of this world and leaping off the page is Vern: unstoppable, unforgettable, and unlike anyone you have ever seen before.' MARLON JAMES, Booker Prize-winning author

    'A fantastical, fierce reckoning ... Sorrowland is gorgeous, and the writing, the storytelling, are magnificent. This country has a dark history of what it's willing to do to black bodies, and Rivers Solomon lays that truth bare in a most unexpected, absolutely brilliant way.' ROXANE GAY

    Chosen as a 'Book of the Month' in the Guardian
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    A triumphant, genre-bending novel, following a y oung woman through a nightmarish yet recognisable landscape as she attempts to create a new life for herself and her children.

    Vern, a hunted woman alone in the woods, gives birth to twins and raises them away from the influence of the outside world. But something is wrong - not with them, but with her own body. It's changing, it's stronger, it's not normal.

    To understand her body's metamorphosis, Vern must investigate the secluded religious compound from which she fled and the violent history of dehumanisation, medical experimentation and genocide that produced it. In the course of reclaiming her own darkness, Vern learns that monsters aren't just individuals, but entire histories, systems and nations.

    Rivers Solomon's Sorrowland is a memorable work of Gothic fiction that wrestles with the tangled history of racism in America and the marginalisation of society's undesirables. It is a searing, seminal book that marks the arrival of a bold, unignorable voice in American fiction.
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    'Joyful and wildly entertaining' Guardian

    'Dark, magical, and incredibly satisfying' Independent

  • James Patterson and Bill Clinton - the 'dream team' (Lee Child) - return with a thriller even more compelling than global number one bestseller The President is Missing.
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    Every detail is accurate
    because one of the authors is President Bill Clinton.

    The drama and action never stop
    because the other author is James Patterson.

    ALL PRESIDENTS HAVE NIGHTMARES. THIS ONE IS ABOUT TO COME TRUE.

    Matthew Keating, a one-time Navy SEAL and a former US President, has always defended his family as fiercely as he has his country.

    Now these defences are under attack. And it's personal.

    Keating's teenage daughter, Melanie, has been abducted, turning every parent's deepest fear into a matter of national security.

    As the world watches, Keating embarks on a one-man special-ops mission that tests his strengths: as a leader, a warrior, and a father.

    Because Keating knows that in order to save Melanie's life he will have to put his own on the line...
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    'Propulsive, exhilarating, and unnervingly believable. You won't just read The President's Daughter, you'll devour it.' KARIN SLAUGHTER

    'A thriller with inside secrets and riveting excitement that only the partnership of Patterson and Clinton could produce.' WALTER ISAACSON, internationally bestselling author

    'A smart, taut, utterly fantastic roller coaster that had me holding on for dear life' CHRIS BOHJALIAN, bestselling author of The Flight Attendant

    'Highly entertaining' NEW YORK TIMES

    'Deftly interweaves action scenes and family dynamics' SUNDAY TIMES

    'Clinton and Patterson's novel puts their respective expertise to good use' TIME

    'Rich with the authenticity only a president can deliver' ROBERT CRAIS, bestselling author of the Elvis Cole series

    'James Patterson, the grand master of American storytelling, is on fire here and Bill Clinton's two terms in the White House give the book an authenticity that, quite frankly, the competition will never come even close to matching.' TONY PARSONS, bestselling author of Your Neighbour's Wife

    'So cinematic ... off the chart ... so exciting ... When I finished it I felt like I had just come off a holiday' MATT FORDE
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    Real reader reviews:

    'The previous collaboration between the two authors was one of my favourite thrillers ever ... this one was even better!'
    'A thriller with all the punch and authenticity expected from the two authors'
    'Mind-blowing ... like, did I really just read that?'
    'Outstanding ... has you on the edge of your seat'
    'An exciting rollercoaster of a page-turning read'
    'A great story, believable characters ... I couldn't put it down'
    'A terrific pulse-racing thriller'
    'Absolutely blown away'
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    Praise for the authors' previous collaboration, THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING:

    'The political thriller of the decade' LEE CHILD
    'Thoroughly enjoyable ... a quick, slick, gripping read' THE TIMES
    'A bullet train of a thriller' AJ FINN
    'One writer with an unusual skill at thriller plotting and another with an exceptional grasp of global politics. The literary running mates have earned a second term.' GUARDIAN
    'The plotting is immaculate... the writing is taut' SUNDAY TIMES
    'Heart-pounding, gripping, terrifying ... a genuinely masterful thriller' LOUISE PENNY
    'Truly authentic ... I read it in one gulp. You will too.' HARLAN COBEN
    'This book moves like Air Force One' MICHAEL CONNELLY
    'Engrossing from page one' DAVID BALDACCI

  • THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
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    Long before the First Order, before the Empire, before even The Phantom Menace . . . Jedi lit the way for the galaxy in The High Republic.

    It is a golden age for the galaxy.

    Intrepid hyperspace scouts expand the reach of the Republic to the furthest stars, worlds flourish under the benevolent leadership of the Senate, and peace reigns, enforced by the wisdom and strength of the renowned order of Force users known as the Jedi. With the Jedi at the height of their power, the free citizens of the galaxy are confident in their ability to weather any storm But the even brightest light can cast a shadow, and some storms defy any preparation.

    When a shocking catastrophe in hyperspace tears a ship to pieces, the flurry of shrapnel emerging from the disaster threatens an entire system. No sooner does the call for help go out than the Jedi race to the scene. The scope of the emergence, however, is enough to push even Jedi to their limit. As the sky breaks open and destruction rains down upon the peaceful alliance they helped to build, the Jedi must trust in the Force to see them through a day in which a single mistake could cost billions of lives.

    Even as the Jedi battle valiantly against calamity, something truly deadly grows beyond the boundary of the Republic. The hyperspace disaster is far more sinister than the Jedi could ever suspect. A threat hides in the darkness, far from the light of the age, and harbours a secret that could strike fear into even a Jedi's heart.

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    'An atmospheric novel, with a magnificently unreliable narrator . . . McGrath is a connoisseur of this literary tradition.' Financial Times

    'The pleasure in a Patrick McGrath novel is the travelling, not the arrival, and this is a rare novel that has pleasure on every page.' The Times

    'Unfailingly deft in his handling of trauma and deceit.' Guardian
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    'Let there be no more of this clucking and wheedling. Oh Pa, are you sure? Or: Oh Francis, is this really a good idea? Let me be clear. I am always sure, and it is always a good idea.'

    An old man is sleeping fitfully. It's too hot. The air is thick with Spanish Jasmine floating in from his overgrown garden. And he's not sure whether he'll be woken by General Franco sitting on the end of his bed.

    It's 1975 and Francis McNulty is nearing the end of his life but feeling far from peaceful. A veteran of the Spanish Civil War, he is tormented by grief and guilt about a brief, terrible act of betrayal from that time; and he's started seeing his old nemesis on the street, in the garden and now in his bedroom. Neither he nor his daughter Gillian, who lives with him in Cleaver square, know what to do.

    When Gillian announces her impending marriage to a senior civil servant, Francis realises that he must adapt to new circumstances - and that the time has come to confront his past once and for all.
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    'McGrath is a conjuror of fine detail . . . a master of the unreliable narrator - the best in the business.' JOHN SELF, The Times

    'Wonderful. So atmospheric, engaging and engrossing . . . all the characters and relationships were superb.' CATHY RETZENBRINK

    'This is a wonderful, thrilling novel . . . in Last Days in Cleaver Square McGrath has broken through to new depths of insight and emotion.' JOHN BANVILLE

    'It has a wonderful otherworldly quality that keeps you turning the pages . . I can't think of anything else quite like it. It weaves a kind of spell.' RACHEL JOYCE

  • THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

    From coastal California to upstate New York, a killer is plotting a devastating path of destruction . . .

    Michael and Megan Fitzgerald are siblings who share a troubling past. Both adopted, and now adults - Michael is a long-haul truck driver, Megan a college student majoring in psychology - they trust each other before anyone else. They've had to.

    When a young woman is found murdered in Michael's LA apartment, he is the chief suspect and quickly arrested. But then there's another killing that is strikingly similar. And another. And not just in LA - as the spree spreads across the country, the FBI become involved in a manhunt for a cold-blooded serial killer.

    Racing against time, the LAPD and FBI desperately search for a way to prevent a string of murders that seems unstoppable.
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    Readers love The Coast-to-Coast Murders:

    'This is James Patterson at his breathtaking best' *****
    'Sits right up there with the best of the best . . . utterly unputdownable' *****
    'Full of twists and turns . . . I was completely thrown at the end' *****
    'A fast-paced thriller of epic proportions. Utterly brilliant' *****
    'Gripping from the first page to the last, this book has it all' *****
    'A fascinating, intricate storyline that wends and weaves and left me breathless' *****
    'Patterson does it again . . . I was gripped from start to end' *****
    'Has you on the edge of your seat . . . the short chapters power the plot along at lightning speed; you simply can't put it down' *****
    'You really can't go wrong with a James Patterson novel, and this one didn't disappoint' *****
    'A rollercoaster of a ride' *****
    'Beyond stellar' *****
    'Had me on the edge of my seat from start to finish' *****
    'Like reading a blockbuster movie . . . Brilliantly written' ****
    'Will keep you guessing until the very end' ****
    'Twisted, jaw dropping, eye popping . . . You cannot relax for a second' ****

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  • In the latest instalment in the globally bestselling Women's Murder Club series, SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer vows to protect a twenty-year-old victim long enough to see her twenty-first birthday.

    Lindsay Boxer has sworn to defend against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

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  • A scandalous double homicide opens the psychological case files on Alex Cross . Cross is left grieving, questioning who would want them dead, and why.

    While Cross's former Metro Homicide partner John Sampson tracks Christopher's final movements, Cross and FBI Special Agent Ned Mahoney travel to Alabama to investigate Kay's past.

  • 'A spellbinding tale of nocturnal life and magic in the streets of Paris tells of the courage it takes to be different and follow your dreams.' WATERSTONES

    'Beautifully captures the hazy dissonance of storytelling and invention.' GUARDIAN
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    Every city has its own magic...

    Every night on their long journey to Paris from their troubled homeland, Levon's grandmother has read to them from a very special book. Called The Nocturne, it is a book full of fairy stories and the heroic adventures of their people who generations before chose to live by starlight.

    And with every story that Levon's grandmother tells them in their new home, the desire to live as their ancestors did grows. And that is when the magic begins...

    Nobody can explain why nocturnal water dogs start appearing at the heels of every citizen of Paris-by-Starlight like the loyal retainers they once were. There are suddenly night finches in the skies and the city is transforming: the Eiffel Tower lit up by strange ethereal flowers that drink in the light of the moon.

    But not everyone in Paris is won over by the spectacle of Paris-by-Starlight. There are always those that fear the other, the unexplained, the strangers in our midst. How long can the magic of night rub up against the ordinariness of day? How long can two worlds occupy the same streets and squares before there is an outright war?

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    'A remarkable novel, elegant, wise, and beautifully constructed.' Roddy Doyle

    Tommy Mays, Titan Records' biggest act, is verging on a mid-life crisis;

  • THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

    A dark, evocative and unforgettable fantasy debut steeped in Hungarian history and Jewish mythology, perfect for fans of Naomi Novik and Katherine Arden.

    'Rooted in history and myth, The Wolf and the Woodsman is a stunning debut .

  • 'This is a courageous, arresting debut from a poet to watch.' Independent
    'A vital contribution to literature' HUCK

    Chosen as one of Bustle's Best Debut Books of 2021
    Chosen as one of Glamour's 'best poetry books'
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    An arresting debut collection about identity, ancestry and history, from a young poet selected as an inaugural winner of the #Merky Books New Writers' Prize, dedicated to discovering the best writers of a new generation.

    Written with profound depth and insight, the poems in Teeth in the Back of My Neck explore the joys, the confusions and the moments of sadness behind having one's history scattered around the globe - and the way in which your identity is always worn on your skin, whether you like it or not.

    Bristling with tension and beautifully realised, Monika Radojevic's impressive debut collection is an introduction to one of the most exciting and impressive poets of her generation.

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  • 'THE MOST ENJOYABLE HARD SF I HAVE READ IN YEARS' - THE GUARDIAN

    OUT NOW from the bestselling author of THE MARTIAN

    'Weir's finest work to date. . . This is the one book I read last year that I am certain I can recommend to anyone, no matter who, and know they'll love it.' BRANDON SANDERSON

    'If you like a lot of science in your science fiction, Andy Weir is the writer for you. . . This one has everything fans of old school SF (like me) love.' GEORGE R.R. MARTIN

    'Brilliantly funny and enjoyable. One of the most plausible science fiction books I've ever read' TIM PEAKE, astronaut
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    A lone astronaut.
    An impossible mission.
    An ally he never imagined.

    Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission - and if he fails, humanity and the earth itself will perish.

    Except that right now, he doesn't know that. He can't even remember his own name, let alone the nature of his assignment or how to complete it.

    All he knows is that he's been asleep for a very, very long time. And he's just been awakened to find himself millions of miles from home, with nothing but two corpses for company.

    His crewmates dead, his memories fuzzily returning, Ryland realizes that an impossible task now confronts him. Hurtling through space on this tiny ship, it's up to him to puzzle out an impossible scientific mystery-and conquer an extinction-level threat to our species.

    And with the clock ticking down and the nearest human being light-years away, he's got to do it all alone.

    Or does he?

    An irresistible interstellar adventure as only Andy Weir could imagine it, Project Hail Mary is a tale of discovery, speculation, and survival to rival The Martian -- while taking us to places it never dreamed of going.
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    'One of the most original, compelling, and fun voyages I've ever taken.' ERNEST CLINE, author of Ready Player One and Ready Player Two

    'Undisputedly the best book I've read in a very, very long time. Mark my words: Project Hail Mary is destined to become a classic.' BLAKE CROUCH

    'An unforgettable story of survival and the power of friendship - nothing short of a science-fiction masterwork.' KIRKUS REVIEWS

    'A suspenseful portrait of human ingenuity and resilience [that] builds to an unexpectedly moving ending. A winner.' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

    'Weir returns with gusto . . . his writing flows naturally, and his characters and dialogue crackle with energy. With this novel, he takes his place as a genuine star in the mainstream SF world.' BOOKLIST

  • This essential Star Wars Legends novel is the first in a trilogy chronicling the rise of the fearsome Sith lord Darth Bane.

    "A solid space adventure [that] charts the evolution of an antihero almost as chilling as Darth Vader."-Publishers Weekly

    On the run from vengeful Republic forces, Dessel, a cortosis miner, vanishes into the ranks of the Sith army and ships out to join the bloody war against the Republic and its Jedi champions. There Dessel's brutality, cunning, and exceptional command of the Force swiftly win him renown as a warrior. But in the eyes of his watchful masters, a far greater destiny awaits him.

    As an acolyte in the Sith academy, studying the secrets and skills of the dark side, Dessel embraces his new identity: Bane. But the true test is yet to come. In order to gain acceptance into the Brotherhood of Darkness, he must defy the most sacred traditions and reject all he has been taught. It is a trial by fire in which he must surrender fully to the dark side-and forge from the ashes a new era of absolute power.

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