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Robert Hale July–December 2012 Non-Fiction.................................................3 General Fiction.........................................12 ebooks......................................................27 Index.........................................................46 Representatives........................................48

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ROBERT HALE LTD Clerkenwell House, 45–47 Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0HT Tel: 020 7251 2661  •  Fax: 020 7490 4958 Email: enquire@halebooks.com www.halebooks.com Cover image from Understanding Austen, page 4 Jacket images used in this catalogue may not be final and are subject to alteration


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Criminal River: The History of the Thames River Police STEPHEN WADE Criminal River explores the social and legal history of the police on the River Thames, from the founding of the Thames Marine Police in 1798 to the contemporary establishment working in co-operation with other security and crime prevention organizations. The book begins with an account of eighteenth-century crime on the river, and goes on to explain the adaptation to rapid social and industrial change that came with the growth of empire and the ever-evolving challenge of policing the river traffic. • E xplores the Thames Police’s beginnings and the challenges it met in Georgian, Victorian and modern England • Includes revealing biographies of key figures in Thames Police history • E xplains the wider issues in the social context of policing • Written by a respected crime historian, widely published in police history Stephen Wade is a former university lecturer now writing and researching the history of crime and law. He is widely published in police and prison history and has also written genealogical works, as well as writing regularly for family history magazines. 216 x 138mm • h/b • 240pp • Approx 10 images • Rights: World • 978-0-7090-9327-5 • £17.99 • July 2012


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Understanding Austen Key Concepts in the Six Novels MAGGIE LANE No other author uses abstract nouns as extensively as Jane Austen. Three of her six novels even draw on such words for their titles: Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility and Persuasion. Terms like ‘elegance’, ‘gentility’ and ‘propriety’ seem to define her well-ordered, judgemental world. In making the fine moral, psychological and social discriminations on which her plots depend, Jane Austen draws on the vocabulary of her age, which is both more abstract and more fixed than that of today. But as this study shows, she was capable of subtlety and even ambiguity in her deployment of such key concepts. Here, Maggie Lane, acclaimed author of many Jane Austen books, turns her attention to the fascinating nuances of Austen’s language and the way it embodies her most profound beliefs about human conduct and character. Maggie Lane is a well-respected authority on Jane Austen and is the Chair of the south-west branch of The Jane Austen Society UK. 234 x 156 mm • h/b • 208pp • Rights: World • 978-0-7090-9078-6 • £16.99 • August 2012


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Playwriting From Page to Stage CHRISTOPHER WILLIAM HILL Sitting down to write a play can be a daunting experience and many a script has remained unwritten for fear of trying. Debunking the idea that there is a right way or a wrong way to write a play, Christopher William Hill sets out to demystify the process, guiding the reader every step of the way from page to stage and beyond – because completing a script is only the beginning of the adventure! With encouraging tips to help first-time writers avoid the pitfalls of constructing a script, and survivor’s-guide notes offering an invaluable insight into how new writing is commissioned and staged, this book has something for every aspiring playwright. Enjoy, and remember: if you can’t get it right, get it written. Then get it right! Christopher William Hill is an award-winning playwright and radio dramatist. He was writer-in-residence at Plymouth Theatre Royal and tutors regularly for the Arvon Foundation. 216 x 138 mm • p/b • 176pp • Rights: BPTM • 978-0-7090-9099-1 • £9.99 August 2012

Making Money Online ANTONIA CHITTY AND ERICA DOUGLAS Everyone is interested in making money from the internet, and this book shows you how. Making Money Online takes you step by step through the process of building an online profile, finding fans, creating products and making sales. From the basics of getting started, through deciding what to specialize in, to finding and keeping followers, you will find inspiring case studies and useful resources in every chapter. Whether you need to earn a few pounds in your spare time to boost your budget or make a full-time living online, this is the book for you. Antonia Chitty is an award-winning entrepreneur and author and Erica Douglas is one of the UK’s leading parenting bloggers. Erica and Antonia provide flexible and affordable training through ACEInspire and help mums start earning through Become a Mumpreneur. 216 x 138 mm • p/b • 192pp • Rights: World • 978-0-7090-9267-4 • £12.99 September 2012


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Encyclopaedia of Plants in Myth, Legend, Magic and Lore STUART PHILLIPS In An Encyclopaedia of Plants in Myth, Legend, Magic and Lore Stuart Phillips brings together a collection of the stories, folk tales and legends relating to plants. Whereas at one time these folk stories might have been passed on from parent to child as a way of teaching something of the natural world, many are now largely forgotten – yet they are an important part of our folk heritage. This collection works as both a ‘dip-in’ book for items of interest and a comprehensive guide to the use of plants in art, literature and common customs. Stuart Phillips is a director at the Gaia Consultancy Horticultural training company. He trained in horticulture at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and worked as a lecturer in horticulture at Reaseheath College in Cheshire and at Moulton College, Northampton. Stuart has been a regular contributor to BBC radio programmes and has written articles on all aspects of horticulture. 234 x 156 mm • h/b • 664pp • 50 colour drawings • Rights: World • 978-0-7090-9150-9 £50 • November 2012

Gardener’s Latin* BILL NEAL Today’s gardeners encounter Latin terms whenever they enter garden centres or pick up mail-order catalogues. They must still, of course, decide whether dahlias or peonies will best complete that floral border. But new questions in an increasingly technical vocabulary are sprouting up among perennial concerns and demanding attention from devoted gardeners. A fantastic guide for the gardener who needs to know that a plant with isabellinus (tawing yellow) on its nursery tag might not belong in a carefully planned ianthinus (violet-blue) border. Or that the ostensibly similar basilaris and basilicus mean ‘base’ and ‘royal’, respectively. Whether it’s dahlias or peonies that will best complete a garden, Gardener’s Latin is the book to complete any gardener’s bookshelf. Bill Neal (1951–91) was widely admired as a chef and author of three cookbooks. He was also well known as an avid gardener and edited a collection of gardening columns. 179 x 162 mm • h/b • 144pp • line drawings throughout • Rights: BPTM excl. Can Aust. NZ & PNG • 978-0-7090-5106-0 • £9.99 • November 2012 *Previously published title


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Marathon Training NIKALAS COOK Every year, thousands of people are inspired to don their running shoes and take on the challenge of a marathon. On the road to the finish line, though, many marathon hopefuls fall by the wayside, struck down by injury. Plans that are too running intensive or that don’t prepare the body for running and ignore correct technique are largely to blame. Nikalas Cook adopts a cross-training approach to running. He incorporates functional strength training, complementary activities such as cycling and swimming and only three focused running sessions per week into his plan to deliver runners to the finish line 100% prepared and injury-free. In 28 weeks, you can go from complete non-runner, through your first 5k, 10k, half-marathon and finally to success in the full 26.2 miles of the marathon. Nikalas Cook is a writer and coach who specializes in health, fitness, endurance and adventure sports. He worked for eight years as a top personal trainer in London and as well as completing marathons, triathlons, ultra-marathons and other endurance challenges himself, he has successfully trained numerous clients to their own endurance goals. ‘Cook has a global, holistic and highly intelligent view of fitness. I revere him and am eternally grateful.’ Kate Spicer, journalist and broadcaster ‘Not only did I get through with a great personal result, but I also was able to enjoy the race because I was so well prepared.’ Ramez Sousou (Founder and co-CEO of TowerBrook Capital Partners) 216 x 176 mm • h/b • 152pp • Approx 100 illustrations Rights: World • 978-0-7090-9329-9 • £14.99 September 2012


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Wearing Combovers and 49 Other Things the Modern Man Shouldn’t Do CARL WALKER Modern men have a tendency to do a lot of unusual things. Some wear comedy socks and ties. Others labour under the curious misapprehension that cycling without using ones hands constitutes a social achievement. You may see a man in the street throwing a sweet up in the air with the sole purpose of trying to catch it in his mouth. In a moment of historical literary significance matched only by the Domesday book and the first edition of the King James Bible, this book finally brings together an account of the strange and frankly unacceptable habits of modern men with the clear and obvious reasons why these habits must, for the sake of the future of the human race, be cast aside. Carl Walker is a senior lecturer in psychology and he has ten years’ experience researching and publishing academic work on human behaviour. He is uniquely qualified to write this book on account of being the only man who considers himself a world authority on men who juggle. He lives in Sussex with his family and his hobbies include avoiding men who wear comedy ties and thinking up innovative new ways to hide his man boobs. 178 x 127 mm • h/b • 96pp • 20 original cartoons • Rights: World • 978-0-7090-9811-9 • £6.99 • September 2012


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The Art of Making a Harpsichord* DARRYL MARTIN For around three hundred years, the harpsichord was the leading domestic musical instrument and often a highly fashionable piece of furniture as well. Usurped by the piano at the beginning of the nineteenth century, it was taken up again with the first revival of early music at the beginning of the twentieth century. Beginning with an overview of the instrument, its schools and workshop traditions, the author – himself an experienced maker and researcher – explores the various models and types before leading the reader through the manufacture of an Italian-style instrument. This book has been designed to provide assistance to all harpsichord makers, whatever model they choose to make. It is lavishly illustrated with line drawings and photographs, the latter taken – wherever possible – from antique examples that give the reader as full an understanding as possible of the quality of these beautiful instruments. Originally from Western Australia, Darryl Martin moved to the United Kingdom in the 1980s to work as a harpsichord maker. Since 2004 he has been curator of the Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments. A regular writer for major journals and a speaker at international conferences, Darryl Martin is also active as a lecturer and postgraduate supervisor at the University of Edinburgh. 297 x 210 mm • h/b • 256pp • Approx 400 illustrations • Rights: World • 978-0-7090-8570-6 • £70 • October 2012 *Previously announced

Worcestershire Peter Neville Havins (edited by Anne Bradford) The second longest river in England flows through Worcestershire and its gentle hills have some of the oldest rocks in the world. Now a peaceful county of great beauty, Worcestershire’s history is a rich tapestry. Among the many famous figures inspired by the Malvern Hills are the composer Edward Elgar, C.S. Lewis, author of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. From ancient times to the present day, this book endeavours to provide a comprehensive picture of the county of Worcestershire, which is famous for its sauce but has a wealth of other hidden treasures besides. After leaving university the late Peter J. Neville Havins worked as a librarian, a schoolmaster and a journalist with Berrow’s Newspapers in Worcester. This is his second history of Worcestershire. 257 x 180 mm • h/b • 368pp • Rights: World • 978-0-7090-7988-0 • £40.00 • October 2012


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Genealogy Essential Research Methods HELEN OSBORN This book is the ideal companion for anybody researching their family tree. It provides advice and inspiration on methods and problem-solving and helps the amateur family historian understand what successful professionals do to get results, and why we should copy them. Over ten chapters, it examines the various themes that affect the success or failure of all genealogy research. This begins with an overview of common challenges genealogists encounter and continues with an examination of how to both search effectively and find the right documentary sources. Using examples from her own family history as well as client work, teacher and professional genealogist Helen Osborn demonstrates how to get the most from documents, analyze problems and build research plans. Helen Osborn is co-founder of Pharos Tutors, providers of online genealogy courses. She has worked as a professional genealogist and historical researcher since 1998 with clients worldwide and thousands of hours of research time under her belt. She is a member of AGRA and has been a consultant on the popular TV series Who Do You Think You Are? Helen has written three previous books about public houses and brewing history. This is her first book about genealogy. 216 x 138 mm • h/b • 272pp • Rights: World • 978-0-7090-9197-4 • £17.99 • October 2012


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Growing for Food and Colour GRAHAM CLARKE Over the past four or five years in the UK, the growyour-own phenomenon has meant that more and more people have been producing their own food. From salads and root crops to apples, cucumbers, squashes and strawberries, home-grown food is enjoyed in ever-increasing quantities. Growing for Food and Colour shows that it really is possible to cultivate fruits, vegetables and herbs alongside flowers – and that the beauty of the garden can be enhanced rather than compromised by productive plants. Following the advice in this book will enable the reader to enjoy home-grown food that is fresher, healthier and tastier – but which also looks fantastic. 275 x 210 mm • h/b • 192pp • 160 colour illustrations Rights: World • 978-0-7090-9845-4 • £19.99 October 2012


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Blackmail for Beginners Eileen Robertson A darkly hilarious romp through middle-England, Blackmail for Beginners is a tale of dubious morality and some totally unexpected consequences. 234 x 156mm • h/b • 224pp • Rights: BPTM excl. Canada • 978-0-7090-9381-7 • £18.99

England’s Janissary Peter James Cottrell Kevin Flynn thought soldiering would be an adventure but, disillusioned by war, he is unprepared for the bitter troubles dividing his home in Ireland. Flynn must decide what he is prepared to do to save the woman he loves from the vengeance of the men who revile him as a traitor, one of England’s janissaries. 234 x 156mm • h/b • 272pp • Rights: World • 978-0-7090-9330-5 • £19.99

A Narrow Return Faith Martin Ex-Detective Inspector Hillary Greene returns to Thames Valley to work on cold cases for her new boss. With something to prove, to both herself and her new boss, she knuckles down to catch a killer … 234 x 156mm • h/b • 224pp • Rights: World, Eng. Lang. • 978-0-7090-9476-0 • £18.99

Resurrection Raymond Haigh The Prime Minister has been murdered. Whilst under police protection at Chequers, their official country residence, his widow, Helen Cosgrave, discovers her husband’s private and damning bank statements. Samantha Quest knows the late Prime Minister’s secrets and at considerable risk to herself she is persuaded to take a chance and stop the country’s slide into panic and political disaster. 234 x 256 mm • h/b • 224pp • Rights: World • 978-0-7090-9412-8 • £18.99

Sherlock Holmes and the Queen of Diamonds Steve Hayes & David Whitehead Thomas Howard of Missouri came out of nowhere, one foggy night, to rescue Countess Elaina Montague from rape and robbery. To repay him, the beautiful Countess offered to enlist her friend, Sherlock Holmes, to help look for his missing brother. The case leads to their involvement in a vicious blood-feud, a spectacular daylight robbery and a thrilling climax below the brooding River Thames. 234 x 156mm • h/b • 224pp • Rights: World • 978-0-7090-9478-4 • £18.99


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Orphans of Chance Peter Taylor Detective Sergeant John Niven was adopted, and believed he had adjusted to that long ago. But a personal crisis makes him wonder about his origins, his career and his future. Simultaneously, he is hunting a killer who might well be a fellow policeman and Niven finds himself sinking deeper and deeper into the case … Peter Taylor was born in Sedgefield, County Durham, and has worked as both a teacher and a prison lecturer. A prolific Black Horse Western author and crime thriller writer, Taylor’s previous novels include Trails of Fate, Stitched and Stone Cold. 234 x 156mm • h/b • 224pp • Rights: World • 978-0-7090-9904-8 • £19.99 • July 2012

A Small Fortune Patricia Fawcett What would you do if you won the Lottery? Angela and Tom leave their roots and move to a designer home overlooking Morecambe Bay. Despite the money, the family are discontented and when a visit from Angela’s sister brings to a head their disparate relationships, their enviable life starts to unravel. Born in Preston, Lancashire, Patricia Fawcett now lives in Devon, close to her family. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and the West Country Writers’ Association. Her previous novels include Rumours and Red Roses and Just Another Day. 234 x 156mm • h/b • 224pp • Rights: World Eng. Lang. • 978-0-7090-9850-8 • £19.99 • July 2012

A Strange Inheritance Mark Neilson Everybody dreams of a surprise inheritance and one comes to Meg at her lowest ebb: a letter, from an uncle she has never heard of, leaving her a derelict mill and bakery in a Yorkshire dale. With the gift comes a strange final request, asking her to ‘help close the circle’. Meg throws herself into the challenge of running the mill but must answer the nagging questions in her mind about the dead Henry Masterton – and why he left her everything he owned. Having previously worked as a banker, Mark Neilson went on to become an economics lecturer at Strathclyde University. He is now a full-time writer. His previous novel Valley of the Vines was also published by Robert Hale. 234 x 156mm • h/b • 224pp • Rights: World • 978-0-7090-9950-5 • £19.99 • July 2012


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The Tara Bones K.T. McCaffrey When a number of young women go missing, investigative journalist Emma Boylan explores the circumstances surrounding their disappearance. The Tara Bones takes you on a voyage of unexpected twists and turns as it confronts the abuse meted out to the missing women, in an atmosphere of unnerving suspense. After graduating from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, McCaffrey worked for a number of Ireland’s leading advertising agencies and graphic design studios before setting up a graphics practice. You can read more about the author, and his previous novels, at www.ktmccaffrey.com 234 x 156mm • h/b • 224pp • Rights: World • 978-0-7090-9898-0 • £19.99 • July 2012

Young May Moon Sheila Newberry On the silvery sands of West Wick, in Suffolk, just before her sixteenth birthday, Young May Moon, as she is known to family and friends, fulfils the promise made to her late father and becomes the Punch and Judy lady. Discovering that performing is in her blood May experiences first love and the pain of parting … Sheila has nine children and twenty-two grandchildren. She now lives in Suffolk with her husband and has written many novels for Robert Hale including The Watercress Girls and The Poplar Penny Whistlers. 234 x 156mm • h/b • 224pp • Rights: World Eng. Lang. • 978-0-7090-9906-2 • July 2012

McFeeley’s Rebellion Theresa Murphy The regime of James II is under threat. An intelligence corps, formed under the leadership of Lord John Churchill, is designed to gather information on the Monmouth Rebellion and quash the rebels. Given the perilous missions selected for him, McFeeley is accepting of the fact he is unlikely to survive the rebellion. If he remains alive it will be difficult to adjust. Killing always becomes addictive … 234 x 156mm • h/b • 224pp • Rights: World • 978-0-7090-9949-9 • August 2012


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Blue Dress Girl E.V. Thompson When a Chinese peasant girl is chosen as a concubine to Li Hung, Chief Customs Officer for the bustling port of Canton, her parents tell her it is a great honour – but the seedy reality is far from honourable. After an incident with a lecherous British trader she is sent away and injured during the voyage. But Second Lieutenant Kernow Keats is moved by the young girl’s plight and makes arrangements to take her to a hospital in Hong Kong. However, a love affair between a British officer and a Chinese peasant girl is unthinkable in 1857 and it seems their love is doomed. From the author of Chase the Wind and Though the Heavens May Fall this beautifully told saga is majestically woven around the lives of two people, discovering unexpected feelings in unfamiliar territory. E.V. Thompson was born in London. While in Rhodesia – heading up the Department of Civil Aviation Security Section – he published over 200 short stories before moving back to England to become a full-time award-winning writer. More than thirty novels have won him thousands of admirers around the world. In 2011 Thompson was awarded an MBE for services to literature and to the Cornish community. 234 x 156mm • h/b • 352pp • Rights: World • 978-0-7090-9846-1 • £19.99 August 2012

Nothing is Forever Grace Thompson Ruth has looked after her brothers for ten years since the death of their parents and believes that her role as head of the family will continue for the rest of her life. With two of her brothers already married and living away she has only her youngest brothers to care for. The arrival of a new, very determined sister-in-law makes change inevitable and Ruth struggles to maintain her superior role. She must recognize her priorities in time to salvage her own chance of love and happiness. Nothing is Forever is a finely drawn portrait of the joys and challenges of close-knit family life, from the much-loved writer of Gull Island and Facing the World. Grace Thompson lives in Swansea. She has a son and a daughter, as well as five grandchildren. Her previous books, also published by Robert Hale, include Nothing is Forever, Gull Island and Goodbye to Dreams. 234 x 156mm • h/b • 256pp • Rights: BPTM • 978-0-7198-0501-1 • £19.99 August 2012


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Mischief Done J.A. O’Brien When nine-year-old Miranda Watts goes missing, suspicion falls on Samuel Curly, a local man responsible for the abduction of another girl some years previously. When another girl is found dead following Curly’s suicide, where a note is found protesting his innocence, it becomes clear that there is someone out there who knows where Miranda is, and if she’s still alive … J.A. O’Brien has worked with Irish Railways, as a stock clerk in Smithfield and also at Eircom. Following early retirement he started writing and his previous books include Foul Death and Remains Found, both published by Robert Hale. 234 x 156mm • h/b • 224pp • Rights: World • 978-0-7198-0500-4• £19.99 • August 2012

The Shadow of Treason Edward Taylor Autumn 1944. The Battle of Britain has been won, Allied troops are liberating Europe and the Nazi nightmare is almost over. But two unexpected horrors are waiting on the horizon. Edward Taylor’s gripping thriller speeds from Soho, through the Essex marshes, to a stunning double climax: first on Southend Pier, and then in the BBC News studio. Edward Taylor worked as a writer with the BBC for thirty-six years. During his time at the BBC he produced Just a Minute, Dr Finlay’s Casebook and wrote for Morecambe and Wise and The Two Ronnies. On leaving the BBC in 1991 he returned to the theatre and has written six plays. 234 x 156mm • h/b • 224pp • Rights: BPTM • 978-0-7090-9966-6 • £19.99 • August 2012

Shadows in the Sky Mary de Laszlo When Clemency and her sister Verity move from London to Caithness during WWII they devise very different ways of coping with the changes. When Clemency escapes, against the wishes of their father, to join her cousin for Air Transport training, Verity is left behind. The sisters begin to realize, at great personal cost, that love and war each hold their own dangers. Mary de Laszlo worked for Queen Magazine in the 1960s. She also worked in Paris and reported on shows and the Paris collections. Mary has three children and two grandsons and now writes full time. She lives in London. 234 x 156 mm • h/b • 224pp • Rights: World • 978-0-7090-9948-2 • £19.99 • August 2012


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Blood on the Marsh Peter Tickler When an old woman dies in a care home, it should be a gentle return to duty for DI Holden. But the evidence of drugs misuse suggests otherwise and, as Holden investigates, cracks appear in the emotional fabric of the care home. In this, the third of the Blood in Oxford series, Holden and her team find themselves racing to prevent further bloodshed as a killer runs amok. Peter Tickler has lived and worked in Oxford for nearly thirty years. He also studied at the University of Oxford. Previously a non-fiction author, Tickler turned his hand to novels in 2008 with Blood on the Cowley Road. 234 x 156mm • h/b • 224pp • Rights: World • 978-0-7090-9907-9• £19.99 • September 2012

Out of the Night Dan Latus One headless body on the beach near Frank Doy’s home on the Cleveland coast was regrettable, two more were disturbing. But when an uncommunicative woman arrives at his house in the dead of night and then disappears again almost immediately, Doy realizes he is involved in something extremely dark and dangerous. Dan Latus lives in Northumberland with his wife. He grew up in Teesside which has been his inspiration for this particular novel. Out of the Night is Dan’s third novel published by Robert Hale, following Risky Mission and Never Look Back. 234 x 156mm • h/b • 224pp • Rights: World • 978-0-7198-0620-9 • £19.99 • September 2012

Poacher’s Moon Ann Cliff When nursemaid Kate Cooper rescues poacher William Thorpe from a mantrap on her employer’s land, they are unaware of the consequences of their meeting. On the night of the poacher’s moon matters come to a head and passion and disaster collide at the Wiggins mansion. Ann Cliff was born in Yorkshire and brought up in a farming family. She writes frequently about nineteenthcentury Yorkshire and her previous novels include Summer by the Sea and Shadows on the Moor, also published by Robert Hale. 234 x 156 mm • h/b • 224pp • Rights: World • 978-0-7198-0579-0 • £19.99 • September 2012


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Urban Myth James Raven It’s the holiday home from hell, deep in an ancient English forest where no one can hear your screams. Something horrific is going on in the house – something that defies the imagination. Even hardened detective Jeff Temple, hunting down a brutal killer, is shocked to discover the chilling secret … James Raven was a journalist for most of his working life. After reporting for local, regional and national newspapers he moved into television in 1982 as a news scriptwriter with TVS television where he then worked his way up to become Director of News across Meridian, Anglia and HTV. He was Managing Director of Granada Sport before setting up his own production company. James has previously published four novels with Robert Hale, including Rollover. 234 x 156mm • h/b • 224pp • Rights: BPTM • 978-0-7198-0543-1• £19.99 September 2012

‘My advice is to find a quiet corner and enjoy that rare thing – a tale that makes you hold your breath’ – Nick Knowles, presenter, DIY SOS ‘Extremely well-crafted and readable...with a real sting in the tail’ – Fred Dinenage, face of the Crime and Investigation channel

The Annals of Sherlock Holmes Paul D. Gilbert This sparkling collection of three new Sherlock Holmes stories draws on details and hints from the pages of Conan Doyle’s classic works. From the pen of the acclaimed Doctor John Watson we are introduced to previously unsolved mysteries as referenced in many of the original stories. Paul Gilbert was born in North London and now lives in Harrow with his wife Jackie and their two sons. As well as his passion for the work of Arthur Conan Doyle, he also enjoys history, science-fiction and Tai Chi. The Annals of Sherlock Holmes follows his previous novels, The Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes and the Giant Rat of Sumatra, also published by Robert Hale. 234 x 156mm • h/b • 224pp • Rights: World • 978-0-7090-9346-6 • £19.99 October 2012

‘Gilbert perfectly strikes the acidic, sarcastic yet humorous tone of the famous detective’ – Historical Novels Review ‘A remarkably original collection’ – Tangled Web UK


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Dark Passage Frances Burke After a devastating fall from high society into dire poverty Nicola Redmond battles to support her mother and herself during the 1890s Depression in Australia. Spurning the ‘charity’ of the man who has claimed her father’s estate, Nicola joins the battle for the empowerment of the women slaving in factories under dreadful conditions, or forced by starvation to sell themselves on the streets. Frances Burke lives in Sydney and loves to travel. She gained some invaluable experience as inaugurator of the local Fellowship of Australian Writers and her novels are inspired by a sense of place. Her previous novels include Scarlet Wind and Windstorm. 234 x 156mm • h/b • 224pp • Rights: World • 978-0-7198-0667-4• £19.99 • October 2012

The House on Gallows Green Frances Lloyd The house on Gallows Green is a charming, chocolate-box cottage in an idyllic Somerset village. Dick and Rosemary Brown move there to escape the city and its spiralling gang violence. But why did the previous owners suddenly disappear and why will no one talk about them? When the mystery deepens and corpses start appearing, the murders must be solved … Frances Lloyd was born in Dagenham and spent her childhood moving between RAF stations. She began writing fiction in 2000 and won several prizes for her short stories. She now lives in the Scottish Highlands and writes full time. Her previous novels include The Colour of Death. 234 x 156mm • h/b • 224pp • Rights: BPTM • 978-0-7198-0665-0 • £19.99 • October 2012

Hurricane Hole John Kerr Tom Hamilton, a young American undercover agent, arrives in Nassau in late 1942, when German U-boats are sinking dozens of Allied merchant ships in the Caribbean. Master storyteller John Kerr’s Hurricane Hole is a gripping combination of espionage and tragic love, set against the backdrop of the tropical Bahamas and the celebrated murder of Sir Harry Oakes, the wealthiest man in the British Empire. John Kerr’s writing draws on substantial research of European and American history. Kerr studied at the University of Texas and Stanford University. He lives in San Antonio, Texas. Hurricane Hole is his second novel published by Robert Hale. 234 x 156mm • h/b • 224pp • Rights: World • 978-0-7090-9905-5 • £19.99 • October 2012


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The Invisible Murder Joyce Cato When travelling cook Jenny Starling starts her new job for the aristocracy living in a genuine castle, she is thrilled. But when a jewelled dagger is used to murder a member of the staff and the lady of the house insists that Jenny – quite literally – helps the police with their enquiries, it seems as if the reluctant sleuth must once again discover the identity of the killer amongst them. Joyce Cato was born in Oxford and is a full-time writer. This is the fourth book in the Jenny Starling series, the first three, Birthdays Can Be Murder, A Fatal Fall of Snow and Dying for a Cruise, were also published by Robert Hale. 234 x 156mm • h/b • 224pp • Rights: World Eng. Lang. • 978-0-7198-0592-9• £19.99 • October 2012

Requiem David Hodges It is two years since psychotic undertaker Larry ‘Twister’ Wadman disappeared after embarking on a murderous rampage across the Somerset Levels. For most, memories have dulled, but the sole survivor of the carnage, police sergeant Kate Hamblin, cannot forget. So when a prostitute’s body is found dumped in a coffin in Twister’s now derelict funeral parlour she realizes that her old enemy is back – and out to get her. A former superintendent with Thames Valley Police, David Hodges is a prolific writer and former essayist. His previous novels, Slice and Firetrap were both published by Robert Hale. 234 x 156mm • h/b • 224pp • Rights: World • 978-0-7198-0661-2 • £19.99 • October 2012

Where There’s Smoke Penny Grubb Private investigator Annie Raymond is now working in London, on a case that has suddenly turned nasty, when she’s asked to travel back to Yorkshire. But no one wants her there. The fourth outing for PI Annie Raymond sees her pick her way through a minefield of double-dealing and return to a past she thought she had left well behind. Penny is a scientist, an academic, a trade unionist and the current Chair of the Authors Licensing and Collecting Society. Her previous novels include the award-winning Like False Money, The Doll Makers and The Jawbone Gang. www.pennygrubb.com 234 x 156mm • h/b • 224pp • Rights: World • 978-0-7198-0729-9• £19.99 • October 2012


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The Bonds of Earth E.V. Thompson In 1837 when rich deposits of copper ore are discovered, a huge influx of out-of-work miners flock to the area from Cornwall’s far west. Young Goran Trebartha, whose working life is divided by two farms, finds himself caught between the seemingly incompatible cultures, his problems added to when life is further complicated by the arrival of a mine captain and all his female family. Avarice and intrigue, the vicissitudes of farming life and the sheer desperation of hungry miners all add to the bewildering changes that will irrevocably alter the course of Goran’s life. E.V. Thompson was born in London. After spending nine years in the Royal Navy, he served as a Vice Squad policeman in Bristol, became an investigator for British Overseas Airways, then headed Rhodesia’s Department of Civil Aviation Security Section. While in Rhodesia, he published over 200 short stories before moving back to England to become a full-time award-winning writer. In 2011 E.V. Thompson was awarded an MBE for services to literature and to the Cornish community. Ernest died in 2012 and The Bonds of Earth will be his last published novel. 234 x 156mm • h/b • 288pp • Rights: World • 978-0-7090-9965-9 £19.99 • November 2012 234 x 156mm • Trade paperback • 288pp • Rights: World 978-0-7090-9968-0 • £11.99 • November 2012

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‘Nobody has written better historical fiction … this is storytelling that scales the heights’

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‘Compelling and perceptive’ Western Daily Press

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Hot Ice Gregg Loomis Jason Peters: classical music enthusiast, artist, animal lover. Assassin. In an effort to evade his past, Jason lives on a tiny Italian island but his past catches up with him when he accepts what he tells himself will be his last job. On the trail of a conspiracy to weaken, if not destroy, the West, Jason is out to expose the plot. But there are those whose lives depend on getting him out of the way first … Gregg Loomis is a former racing-car driver and a licensed commercial pilot. He has published several books in the US and currently practises law in his native Atlanta. He lives with his wife, Suzanne, and their golden retrievers, Henry Tudor and Charles Stuart. 234 x 156mm • h/b • 224pp • Rights: BPTM • 978-0-7198-0730-5 • £19.99 • November 2012

No. 1 Suspect The Mulgray Twins When a murder is witnessed on a webcam at the Seabird Centre near Edinburgh, D.J. Smith – undercover agent for HMRC – knows that drug baron Hiram J. Spinks has returned to Scotland. Never one to stick to orders, Smith rents an apartment in the hunting lodge Spinks is using as a front, posing as upper-crust Vanessa Dewar-Smyth. Which of her fellow residents is involved with the drug ring? The Mulgray Twins have lived in Edinburgh all their lives. After university, they taught English for thirty years in Midlothian. Following an early retirement they took up writing. The twins have written Under Suspicion, Above Suspicion and Suspects All!, all published by Robert Hale. 234 x 156mm • h/b • 224pp • Rights: BPTM excl. Canada • 978-0-7198-0732-9 • £19.99 • November 2012

On Track to Murder Heather Graves Against a background of horse racing and intrigue, this is a compelling story of Cinderella in reverse. After leaving her cheating husband, Larissa must rebuild her life with new friends. Jealous of his wife’s new-found happiness, Miles uses his power and influence to meddle in the lives of the people she loves... Heather Graves lives in Australia, with her husband and daughter. A writer for over twenty years, her books include Red for Danger, Starshine Blue, Indigo Nights and Magenta Magic. 234 x 156mm • h/b • 224pp • Rights: World Eng. Lang. • 978-0-7198-0728-2 • £19.99 • November 2012


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Snake in the Grass Dominic Luke Lydia Taylor’s dog is dead. A gift from her ex-boyfriend, Prize has been her companion for more years than she cares to think about. Now, nearing forty, in mourning and haunted by the ghost of her mother, Lydia finds herself acting in ways she never expected – not least when she seduces eighteen-year-old Dean Morley by the side of a country lane. In trying to extricate herself from this moment of madness, Lydia unwittingly gets involved in organizing an exhibition of village artwork. The exhibition takes on a life of its own, but to Lydia it is an imposition; to Imelda Darkley – lady of the manor and doyenne of the parish council – the exhibition is anathema; but to Dean’s mother Gwen it proves to be unexpectedly liberating … With a cast of superbly drawn characters this witty and insightful story delves deep into village life and captures finely depicted personalities with all their strengths, desires and foibles. Dominic Luke was born in London and studied history at the University of Birmingham. He lives in Northamptonshire and Aunt Letitia, his debut novel, was published in May 2012. 234 x 156mm • h/b • 256pp • Rights: World 978-0-7198-0668-1 • £19.99 • November 2012

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To Honour the Dead John Dean The unveiling of a new memorial stirs deep emotions in a remote North Pennines village as the people honour their war dead. That night, the memorial is vandalized and an elderly war veteran is murdered, apparently by thieves after his Victoria Cross. Are the incidents connected? John Dean is an award-winning journalist from Darlington, Co. Durham. He has contributed to papers such as the Sunday Telegraph, The Sunday Times and the Daily Express. His previous novels include The Long Dead, Strange Little Girl, The Railway Man, To Die Alone and The Secrets Man. 234 x 156mm • h/b • 224pp • Rights: World • 978-0-7198-0701-5 • £19.99 • November 2012

True Colours Jeanne Whitmee Frances, Sophie and Katie meet again at a school reunion and discover how their lives have changed. Each builds an idealized picture of her life – Katie is a successful fashion designer; Frances has a young son and a wealthy husband; Sophie has a happy marriage and a dream home. They resolve to keep in touch, but gradually each of them discovers that her friends’ wonderful lives are far from perfect. Jeanne Whitmee originally trained as an actress and later taught Speech and Drama until taking up writing full-time. She has written many novels including Should I Forget You and The Wise Child, which were also published by Robert Hale. 234 x 156mm • h/b • 224pp • Rights: BPTM • 978-0-7198-0748-0 • £19.99 • November 2012

The Dark Side of the Heart David Wiltshire When Jean Sinclair’s parents are killed in an accident she travels from the US to Scotland to trace her family roots. There she meets Adam Crawford, a handsome but arrogant landowner and, despite her initial and intense dislike, has a tempestuous physical union with him one night at a glamorous highland ball. But Jean has to face the possibility that her parents’ deaths might not have been accidental, and that brutality and fear might well force her into a loveless future. Having spent his childhood in Cheltenham, David Wiltshire went on to complete his National Service in Aden and Singapore. He then returned to England to work as a dentist and now lives with his wife in Bedford. 234 x 156mm • h/b • 224pp • Rights: World • 978-0-7198-0717-6 • £19.99 • December 2012


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The Diamond Rosary Murders Roger Silverwood Detective Inspector Michael Angel is summoned to the backstreets of Bromersley, in South Yorkshire, to investigate the murder of a young girl. But the body disappears before Angel arrives.... Added to Angel’s troubles, millionaire Haydn King is suffering frequent nightmares portraying his death and, two days later he is found dead, exactly as the nightmares had indicated. As the investigation becomes more dangerous, Angel must race to find the explanation and stop more mayhem and murder. Roger Silverwood was educated in Gloucestershire before National Service. He later worked in the toy trade and as a copywriter in an advertising agency. His Inspector Angel series is now on its nineteenth book and has been extremely successful. 234 x 156mm • h/b • 224pp • Rights: World • 978-0-7198-0733-6 • £19.99 • December 2012

Honey Brown is Married Sara Judge In March 1950 Honey Brown marries the farmer she adores – August Blake Esq. With her mother-in-law determined to turn Honey, an ex-showgirl, into a respectable lady of the manor she has a struggle on her hands. Honey longs for the bright lights and glamour of the Windmill Theatre. When enmity between Honey and a local dairyman turns to disaster, she wonders if her life on the farm is really worth fighting for. Sara Judge was born in Zambia but brought up in England. She trained as a dancer and spent several years on the stage, taking part in pantomimes and night club acts. Now retired she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and attending Pilates classes. Honey Brown is Married is her tenth novel. 234 x 156mm • h/b • 224pp • Rights: World • 978-0-7198-0721-3 • £19.99 • December 2012

Murder in Montague Place Martyn Beardsley 1844: When the beautiful Eleanora Scambles turns to Inspector Bucket of the recently formed Detective Department for help clearing her husband’s name as a murderer, there are problems. The case is already being handled by Inspector Bucket’s colleague and someone else observed the conversation between Bucket and Mrs Scambles: someone who will go to great lengths to ensure that the truth never gets out. How can Inspector Bucket and Sergeant Gordon investigate without breaching professional etiquette? And who is the mysterious figure stalking Mrs Scambles? Martyn Beardsley has lived in Nottingham all his life. A civil servant for many years, he is now concentrating on his writing career. As well as being a children’s author, one of his great passions is history. A committed Buddhist, he is interested in reading, sport, keep-fit and yoga. 234 x 156mm • h/b • 224pp • Rights: World • 978-0-7198-0704-6 • £19.99 • December 2012


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The One a Month Man Michael Litchfield Oxford is turning into a city of fear for female students terrorized by a killer dubbed ‘The One a Month Man’ because of the ritualistic regularity of his crimes. The perpetrator’s hideous calling-card is a condom thrust into the mouth of each victim. Thirty years later, and DNA-profiling has enabled son of a US senator, and frontline CIA operative Richard Pope to be identified as the killer. A survivor, Tina Marlowe, finds herself in danger once more, from the man who would benefit most from her silence. The race is on and the man assigned to trace Tina before she is tracked down by her lethal enemy is Mike Lorenzo, the brilliant detective inspector who has fallen from grace. This is just the challenge he needs to redeem himself and bring him in from the cold. A journalist for many years, Michael Litchfield wrote for the Daily Mail and Sunday Express. He also worked for Time, as an investigative journalist exposing mafia corruption, which resulted in several contracts being taken out on his life. After changing his name and stowing away to the Bahamas, Michael returned to England and has been a parliamentary correspondent for many newspapers. Robert Hale also published his novels Bullet For An Encore, Last Bus to the Grave and Deadline. 234 x 156mm • h/b • 224pp • Rights: World • 978-0-7198-0734-3 £19.99 • December 2012


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Blood Gold Scott Connor When Patrick Grady and Rusty Anderton ride into Hangman’s Gulch with a stash of gold filling their saddlebags, the last person they want to see is the notorious bandit Jack Wolf. One hell of a fight is coming and whoever survives it sure will have earned a slice of that gold! 160pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0553-0 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0554-7 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0552-3 £3.99 • July 2012

Darrow’s Badge Gillian F. Taylor Sapphires, rubies, pearls and diamonds: to Sir Hugh Keating, English aristocrat and Govan town deputy, the jewellery is the dowry for his future wife. To Black Elliott and his gang, however, the jewellery means money and prestige. So, when the gems are stolen, it means a lot of trouble for Sheriff Darrow … 160pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0649-0• PDF: 978-0-7198-0650-6 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0648-3 £3.99 • July 2012

Dead Trouble Jake Douglas Deke Cutler served ten long, hard years in the Texas Rangers and looked forward to his retirement. He aimed to join old friend Durango Spain on the Red River ranch they had bought. But, recovering from a near-fatal shot in the back, Deke ran into a new kind of lawlessness along the Red and beyond, in the wild lands known as the Indian Territory … 160pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0590-5 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0591-2 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0589-9 £3.99 • July 2012

The Goose Moon Caleb Rand Whilst in Canada buying livestock, Will Stryker kills a railroad gambler. The shooting was in self-defence but, fearing reprisal from the Mounties, Will escapes into the border snowline. That’s where he finds Linny Jule who’s fleeing from her cruel and sadistic father. Can Linny rely on Will to do the right thing? And is the deadly pursuit finally over? 160pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0550-9 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0551-6 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0549-3 £3.99 • July 2012


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Longhorn Country Tyler Hatch

He was a man of two tribes. But a white man had raised him and there was as much hate as duty mixed in with those years. He worked hard and fought hard; a loner with a void in his heart that could never be filled, unless he killed the man who had raised him – a man to whom he owed everything. And Blaine always paid his debts. 160pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0587-5 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0588-2 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0586-8 £3.99 • July 2012

Meredith’s Justice Philip Harbottle

Raiders are terrorizing the district of Mountain Peak in Arizona and when rancher David Meredith becomes their latest victim, it opens a new chapter in the violent and bloody history of the town. Caught up in the chaos is David’s younger brother, Bart. He is aided – and sometimes led – by his heavyweight father. Can the unlikely team of father and son avenge David Meredith and unmask his killer, or will they join him in death? 160pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0617-9 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0618-6 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0616-2 £3.99 • July 2012

Raven’s Feud Corba Sunman

From his sanctuary in Mexico, Raven heard of Beth Hallam’s enquiries about him, so he travelled to Texas to stop her. He had spent fruitless years hunting the outlaw Stig Ivey until he sickened of that way of life, but now prowess with a gun would be greatly needed for he must face killers, lawmen, rustlers, and above all, the outlaws who had killed his kin … 160pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0547-9 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0548-6 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0546-2 £3.99 • July 2012

Tennessee Renegade Hank J. Kirby

Bucky Enderby was just sixteen years old when he had to flee his native Tennessee for killing three men and he found himself riding some long and lonely trails. But when the newly-revived Texas Rangers beckoned he crossed the Rio to find a wild kid worth thousands in reward money. There were men who aimed to claim that money – but first they would have to get past Enderby’s guns. 160pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0584-4 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0585-1 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0583-7 £3.99 • July 2012

Town Tamer Jack Holt

Trouble was brewing from the moment Dan Clancy rode into Watts Bend. Wrongly accused of murdering the town marshal and due to be hung, he had managed to break out of jail and head for the hills. Now, sober and with a future mapped out, he must return to Watts Bend to settle old scores once and for all. 160pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0559-2 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0560-8 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0558-5 £3.99 • July 2012


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Vengeance Pass Lance Howard Johnny Laredo is a myth, a figment of a West hungry for legend, a name whispered around campfires – or so everyone thinks. Everyone but former manhunter Jim Hannigan. Concealed shooters, brutal hard cases and constant danger stalk him at every turn – not to mention a fiery young woman bent on revenge … 160pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0614-8 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0615-5 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0613-1 • £3.99 July 2012

A Coffin for Santa Rosa Steve Hayes Dying of typhoid fever, Ingrid Bjorkman asks Gabriel Moonlight to bury her in Santa Rosa. Knowing he’s an outlaw with a rope awaiting him in New Mexico, she makes him promise to hire a Pinkerton to escort the coffin. But Gabriel loves her too much to let anyone else handle the burial and the shadow of the rope looms. Faced with betrayal, can he escape with his life? 160pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0711-4 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0712-1 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0710-7 • £3.99 September 2012

Devil’s Reach James D. Statham When Clem Darby joins a Mississippi riverboat he finds a dying man who asks him to pass a message identifying his ambushers to his gang boss, Ed Keller. But Clem invokes Keller’s suspicion and becomes marked for death himself. The chances of him reaching the mine in Devil’s Reach alive are decreasing by the minute … 160pp • Rights: BPTM • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0682-7 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0683-4• EPUB: 978-0-7198-0681-0 • £3.99 September 2012

Gunrage at Calder Wells Robert Evers Marshal Jim Calladine is hunting the outlaw Cal Forden, wanted for armed robbery, land thieving and gun-running to the Indians. Then murder is added to those crimes – and Calladine is the victim. His brother, Steve, sets out on a mission of vengeance. But if Steve is to survive to face Forden he is going to need all the help he can get. 160pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0685-8 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0686-5 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0684-1 • £3.99 September 2012

Lawman Without a Gun Clive Dawson Frank Kelsey had been a Dodge City marshal until the Dexter Brothers gang robbed the city bank and tried to shoot their way out. In the crossfire, Frank accidentally killed a young girl and had to turn in his star. But when he arrives in Condor it is a nest of corruption and in need of a strong lawman; a man like himself … 160pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0679-7 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0680-3 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0678-0 • £3.99 September 2012


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Packing Iron Steve Hayes Rebellious teenager Raven Bjorkman and her widowed mother, Ingrid, save the life of Gabriel Moonlight, an outlaw dying from gunshot wounds. When Gabriel rides off they don’t expect to see him again. But fate decrees that they will be reunited, and only Gabriel’s gun-skills will save the day. 160pp • Rights: BPTM excl. Can • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0714-5 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0715-2 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0713-8 £3.99 • September 2012

Savage Rides West Sydney J. Bounds Railroad baron Lew Preston fears his daughter Barbara might be kidnapped on her journey to marry his associate Jerry Crowther. So Savage, Pinkerton’s toughest agent, is hired to escort her by rail from Chicago to California. But the demure red-headed Barbara is soon revealed as a hellion … 160pp • Rights: BPTM • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0691-9 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0692-6 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0690-2 • £3.99 September 2012

Savage’s Quest Sydney J. Bounds When thirteen-year-old Maggie Magrew asks for help in saving the Circle M from greedy rancher King Granby, Pinkertons send Savage to deal with the situation. He finds himself up against a sheriff owned by Granby, his two vicious sons and Texas Lee, who wants to cut another notch on his gun butt … 160pp • Rights: BPTM • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0694-0 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0695-7 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0693-3 • £3.99 September 2012

Savage’s Trap Sydney J. Bounds When Savage was assigned to uncover evidence against Max Chaney and bring him to trial, he had no idea of the danger he was riding into. Surviving an attempt on his life, Savage is left in a coma but upon recovery he finds himself hunted by Gruber’s gang. Savage’s only chance is to bide his time until he can set and spring the trap that will end Chaney’s reign of terror … 160pp • Rights: BPTM • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0688-9 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0689-6 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0687-2 • £3.99 September 2012

Trail of the Hanged Man Steve Hayes Wrangler Ben Lawless knows he was hanged – he has the rope burns around his neck to prove it! But he can’t remember who hanged him or why. Nor can he remember how he escaped. Haunted by his missing past, Lawless heads for Arizona to start a new life and on the way causes some deadly conflict … 160pp • Rights BPTM excl. Can • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0708-4 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0709-1 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0707-7 £3.99 • September 2012


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Simon Clark Since selling his first ghost story to a radio station as a teenager, Simon Clark has had a prolific career as a horror writer. Having previously worked as both a strawberry-picker and a shelf-stacker, he now writes full-time and has won a British Fantasy Society Award for his work.

Death’s Dominion This is contemporary horror at its most terrifying. Today science raises the dead to serve the living, but humanity begins to despise the risen dead who toil among them. After all, what does it feel like to shake hands with a corpse? Or converse with a man who died last year? Humankind vows to destroy every last one of its ‘monsters’, until one of them retaliates against humanity with shocking brutality and Doctor Paul Marais discovers that Dominion is far more than just a killing machine. In this domain death isn’t always the victor. 224pp • Rights: BPTM excl. Canada • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0631-5 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0632-2 EPUB: 978-0-7198-0630-8 • £7.99 • August 2012

Ghost Monster Pel Minton is opening graves in a cemetery for an archaeological dig, but this particular cemetery contains a disturbing portrait which is known by local children as ‘The Ghost Monster.’ For centuries this grim image has imprisoned the spirit of Justice Murrain and his vicious gang of misfits, but soon these sadists will enjoy the darkest of pleasures … A chef carves human flesh with a pizza cutter. A laughing thug films his own death-dive from a cliff. People binge on mayhem, fighting until streets run with blood. These are the Possessed. Death will not stop them … 224pp • Rights: BPTM excl. Canada • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0640-7 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0641-4 EPUB: 978-0-7198-0639-1 • £7.99 • August 2012

Hotel Midnight A newly presented collection of short stories showcasing the astonishing imagination of Simon Clark. These are tales that journey into places unseen, where everyday objects can draw a cold finger of fear down the spine. Here, there are no barriers. A man might step out of his back door to find his garden has been replaced by primordial forest. In the award-winning ‘Goblin City Lights’, we follow Jack Constantine as he learns about another London hidden from everyday view: one with its own teeming population hell-bent on trapping the unwary. Welcome one and all. This is Hotel Midnight – where every room has a view to die for. 224pp • Rights: BPTM excl. Canada • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0637-7 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0638-4 EPUB: 978-0-7198-0636-0 • £7.99 • August 2012


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In This Skin The old Chicago dance-hall, the Luxor, is haunted by something far more dangerous than ghosts …. Two teenage runaways, Robyn and Noel, are desperate for a place of safety. Fate takes them to the Luxor which has been sealed from the outside world for decades. They discover that people are drawn here against their will and that there is a pathway leading to a fabulous world beyond this one. Only the path isn’t just one way. Monstrous beings are stepping into this world too, with murderous intent. And they seek something that they value more than life itself … 224pp • Rights: BPTM excl. Canada • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0628-5 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0629-2 EPUB: 978-0-7198-0627-8 • £7.99 • August 2012

This Rage of Echoes This time you know the monster’s face. It’s the one you see in the mirror …. For Mason Konrad the future’s looking good. Parties, an apartment in the city, a well-paid job in TV, then one night he’s attacked. Worse is to come: his attacker looks exactly like him. Soon he will understand that something unique has invaded his flesh – a certain monstrous ‘something’ that transforms ordinary people into replicas of him, that are driven by evil bloodlust … 224pp • Rights: BPTM excl. Canada • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0625-4 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0626-1 EPUB: 978-0-7198-0624-7 • £7.99 • August 2012

The Tower The Tower stands in solitude. What began as a medieval farmhouse has grown over the centuries into something very different. Something evil. There are stark walls, shadow-filled rooms and lonely corridors haunted by a pervading darkness. But The Tower is possessed by much more than the ghosts of the past and it has the power to do more than simply terrify. Its dark heart has grown restless. When five unsuspecting young people agree to stay there as house-sitters, they soon learn that visitors are not welcome. This is The Tower, a house whose occupants don’t always wear a human face … 224pp • Rights: BPTM excl. Canada • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0634-6 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0635-3 EPUB: 978-0-7198-0633-9 • £7.99 • August 2012


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Nicholas Rhea Nicholas Rhea is the pen-name for Peter N. Walker, formerly an inspector with the North Yorkshire Police, now the creator of the Constable series (the inspiration for the long-running and critically acclaimed ITV drama series Heartbeat) and author of Portrait of the North York Moors. As Peter N. Walker, he is the author of many crime thrillers and mysteries. He lives in North Yorkshire.

Constable Across the Moors Police Constable Nicholas Rhea finds himself dealing with a host of intriguing characters who live and work upon the spectacular heights of the North Yorkshire moors. Amongst the hilarious anecdotes are the cases of Katherine Hardwick, who used witchcraft to rid herself of a troublesome suitor, and the insurance man who covers a dog against its persistent theft and unscrupulous love-making. 224pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0511-0 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0512-7 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0510-3 £5.99 • July 2012

Constable Among the Heather When young PC Rhea joins Albert Potter for a drink, he discovers his homemade moorland wines are a headache in every sense of the word. With mysterious moorland graves to uncover and the illicit romance of visitors to cover up, with motor accidents involving goats, peat bogs and his little police van, PC Rhea continues his fascinating and frequently hilarious career. 224pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0520-2 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0521-9 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0519-6 £5.99 • July 2012

Constable Around the Village As he settles into the village life of Aidensfield, North Yorkshire, Police Constable Nicholas Rhea begins to understand the complexities of rural law enforcement, much of which proves to be very unofficial but highly effective. We hear of his dilemma as he is torn between his desire to prove crippled Sidney Chapman’s dog innocent of sheep-worrying and the need to do his duty. 224pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0508-0 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0509-7 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0507-3 £5.99 • July 2012


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Constable by the Sea As a seasonal break from his usual village beat, young PC Rhea finds himself involved with holiday-makers and their problems. As well as the normal seaside duties how does he cope with a man who has lost his false teeth in the sea and another who wants to give away thousands of pounds when drunk? 224pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0514-1 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0515-8 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0513-4 £5.99 • July 2012

Constable on the Hill Constable on the Hill is the first of a series of books about a country policeman’s sometimes hilarious, sometimes moving life and work. Keeping the peace in the North Yorkshire village of Aidensfield makes for marvellous reading. 224pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0505-9 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0506-6 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0504-2 £5.99 • July 2012

Constable Through the Meadow As PC Rhea’s beat is modernized, and his police bike is replaced with a mini-van, he gets more than he bargained for. Now his work draws him into closer contact with villagers in more ways than one. There are compromising positions aplenty in this next charming installment of Aidensfield life, as Nick finds himself lost in dense fog and runs across a couple of illicit lovers trapped in their car. He also advises the village grocer about his very respectable lady shoplifter and discovers how Farmer Owens copes with his nagging wife. As ever, Rhea provides a charming portrayal of the village bobby and Aidensfield’s genuine Northern country folk. 224pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0517-2 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0518-9 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0516-5 £5.99 • July 2012


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Aunt Letitia Dominic Luke Dominic Luke is a major new talent: his debut novel draws a compelling picture of the swift-changing mores of early twentieth-century England and deftly holds the reader in the grip of this endearing, intriguing protagonist and her complex life story. 224pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0611-7 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0612-4 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0610-0 • £7.99 August 2012

England’s Janissary Peter James Cottrell Kevin Flynn thought soldiering would be an adventure but, disillusioned by war, he is unprepared for the bitter troubles dividing his home in Ireland. Flynn must decide what he is prepared to do to save the woman he loves from the vengeance of the men who revile him as a traitor, one of England’s janissaries. 224pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0602-5 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0603-2 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0601-8 • £7.99 August 2012

Ice Angel Elizabeth Hanbury When mysterious widow Lady Isabella Vane arrives in London, she is christened the ‘Ice Angel’ because of her reserved manner and ethereal beauty. However, once her path crosses that of eternal bachelor Hal’s interest is sparked. But can Isabella ever overcome her past to find love? 224pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0652-0 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0653-7 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0651-3 • £7.99 August 2012

Off the Rails Beryl Kingston George Hudson, powerful Mayor of York, was driven by greed and ambition and a dark secret lurked within his past – an illegitimate child. That child, Milly, has been brought up by her mother, Jane, and by a quirk of fate, both mother and daughter find work in the Hudson household. Will Jane’s revenge be sweet? Or will life – and unexpected love – get in the way? 224pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0745-9 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0746-6 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0744-2 • £7.99 August 2012

A Country Gentleman Ann Barker Lord Thurlby is horrified to discover that Lavinia Muir, his mother’s god-daughter, is to come and stay again. When Lavinia falls in with the rakish Lord Riseholm, his reservations appear justified. But only with the arrival of the Lord himself can matters begin to be resolved once and for all. 224pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0723-7 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0724-4 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0722-0 • £7.99 September 2012


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Drifting Shadows Christina Green Working hard on a Dartmoor tenant farm, Becky feels a drastic need to change her life. Disobeying her family and refusing to marry the farm bailiff, Nat, force Becky to find a new job at the Manor House. Bent on revenge, Nat learns of a dark family secret and blackmails her … 224pp • Rights: BPTM • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0643-8 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0644-5 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0642-1 • £7.99 September 2012

A Father for Daisy Karen Abbott Beatrice Rossall is faced with a bleak future when her father dies, leaving not only Bea without a home but also Daisy, a four-month-old orphan left in her care. With no money and nowhere to go, Bea is in a predicament until fate steps in and offers her a way out. 224pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0673-5 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0674-2 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0672-8 • £7.99 September 2012

Language of Thieves Elizabeth Jackson In 1949, Appleby, Westmorland, two cultures collide: that of a local squire, Tobias Flint, and Daisy Latimer, resident traveller. Trouble arises when the handsome gypsy, Roulson Adams, is rejected by the beautiful Daisy and takes a terrible revenge. 224pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0646-9 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0647-6 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0645-2 • £7.99 September 2012

Taken to Heart Jane Jackson Having been deceived by her late father and her fiancé, Jenefer Trevanion greatly values honesty. Charles Polgray, her father’s heir, brings hope to the village; his plans to extend the harbour will provide much needed work. Working together deepens the powerful attraction between Jenefer and Charles. But can he resolve the secret in his past before it shatters her trust and their future? 224pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0658-2 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0659-9 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0657-5 • £7.99 September 2012

Wuthering Heights Revisited G.M. Best Imagine the shock of Charlotte Brontë’s long-time friend, Ellen Nussey, when she discovers that, far from just existing in the pages of a novel, Cathy and Heathcliff lived. The key to this gripping mystery is Wuthering Heights Revisited, the missing sequel to Emily’s novel, but can Ellen survive long enough to find it? 224pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0676-6 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0677-3 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0675-9 • £7.99 September 2012


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GENERAL FICTION: Helen Forrester ebooks

Helen Forrester Helen Forrester was born in 1919 in Hoylake, Cheshire. She was famous for her superbly written stories, some about Liverpool, during the Great Depression.

The Latchkey Kid Mrs Olga Stych, daughter of an immigrant Ukrainian pig farmer, has finally made it to the top of the social pyramid of Tollemarche, a small town in Canada’s Bible Belt. But to get there she has had to somewhat neglect her son Hank. As a member of the Committee for the Preservation of Morals, Olga has mounted a passionate campaign against the latest ‘immoral’ bestseller. But the author of the book turns out to be her own son Hank … 208pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0760-2 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0761-9 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0759-6 £7.99 • October 2012

Liverpool Daisy Liverpool 1931 and Daisy Gallagher is big, tough and loving. In a city torn by the Depression, Daisy’s desperation for money leads her into the arms of drunken sailors willing to pay for their relief. Through her own strength and suffering, she earns enough to pay for her friend’s much needed medical attention but when her stoker husband returns from the sea Daisy realizes, terror-stricken, that there is no hiding her actions from him … 256pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0766-4 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0767-1 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0765-7 £7.99 • October 2012

Three Women of Liverpool Liverpool, May 1941. The worst week of the Blitz. An extraordinary story of three brave women, each trying to deal with the brutal tide of destruction brought on by the war. There is Ellen – whose home is destroyed by bombs; Gwen, whose family absorbs all her time and energy; and Emmie, whose only fears are for the safety of her merchant seaman fiancé. None of them are prepared for what will follow when the air raid siren sounds for the first time on 1 May 1941 … 224pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0763-3 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0764-0 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0762-6 £7.99 • October 2012


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Another Home, Another Love Gwen Kirkwood Rosemary Palmer-Farr loves farming and animals and has spent much of her childhood at Bengairney Farm with her dearest friends, the Carafords. When the childhood friendship of Sam Caraford and Rosemary deepens into love action is taken to keep the young couple apart. 224pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0810-4 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0811-1 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0809-8 £7.99 • November 2012

Blue Dress Girl E.V. Thompson From the author of Chase the Wind and Though the Heavens May Fall this beautifully told saga is majestically woven around the lives of two people, discovering unexpected feelings in unfamiliar territory. 352pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0804-3 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0805-0 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0803-6 £7.99 • November 2012

Far Above Rubies Anne-Marie Vukelic Married to one of the most famous novelists of the Victorian era, the life of Catherine Dickens is as absorbing as any of Charles Dickens’ novels. With a sharp sense of time and place, Catherine brings to life a series of well-known Victorians, William Thackeray, Wilkie Collins and the colourful Count D’Orsay, who live once more through the pages of this intriguing novel. 224pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0818-0 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0819-7 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0817-3 £7.99 • November 2012

Haunted Creek Ann Cliff Rose Teesdale travels from England to join her husband Luke with high hopes for a new life on their Australian farm. She is not prepared for the immense, silent forest and the dangers that lurk under the trees, or for Luke’s indifference. When Luke is killed Rose decides to stay on, but how can a woman survive with a small child in that wild country? 224pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0846-3 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0847-0 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0845-6 £7.99 • November 2012


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The Bonds of Earth E.V. Thompson In 1837 rich deposits of copper ore are discovered and a huge influx of out-of-work miners flock to the area, bringing with them problems alien to the hard-working but easy-going countrymen of Cornwall. Avarice and intrigue, the vicissitudes of farming life and the sheer desperation of hungry miners all add to the bewildering changes that will irrevocably alter the course of young Goran Trebartha’s life. 288pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0849-4 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0850-0 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0848-7 • £7.99 December 2012

Nothing is Forever Grace Thompson Ruth has looked after her brothers for ten years since the death of their parents and is head of the family, but the arrival of a new, very determined sister-in-law makes change inevitable and Ruth struggles to maintain her superior role. Nothing is Forever is a finely drawn portrait of the joys and challenges of close-knit family life, from the muchloved writer of Gull Island and Facing the World. 256pp • Rights: BPTM • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0840-1 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0841-8 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0839-5 • £7.99 December 2012

Snake in the Grass Dominic Luke Lydia Taylor’s dog is dead. Now, nearing forty, in mourning and haunted by the ghost of her mother, Lydia finds herself acting in ways she never expected – not least when she seduces eighteen-year-old Dean Morley. With a cast of superbly drawn characters this witty and insightful story delves deep into village life and captures finely depicted personalities with all their strengths, desires and foibles. 256pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0834-0 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0835-7 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0833-3 • £7.99 December 2012

‘I’m on the train!’ Wendy Perriam A new short-story collection exploring the diversity of human relationships by examining hidden selves, unspoken truths, guilty secrets and unsettled lives. Combining comedy with social comment, Wendy Perriam investigates contemporary issues such as the morality or otherwise of begging, and the values of a society emphasizing style and image over more substantial concerns. Four fantastic short stories; Second Sex, May, Tulips and Heart’s Desire, taken from Perriam’s acclaimed collections, will be available to download for free from all major ebook retailers. 224pp • Rights: BPTM • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0605-6• PDF: 978-0-7198-0606-3 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0604-9 • £7.99 December 2012


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The Burden of Doubt Angela Dracup When consultant anaesthetist, Moira Farrell, is found stabbed to death, shock reverberates amongst her medical colleagues. DCI Ed Swift must unravel the tangled threads of the murder against a background of his own growing concern for his daughter. Will justice be done for all involved? 224pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0572-1 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0573-8 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0571-4 • £7.99 July 2012

Deathly Suspense John Paxton Sheriff When the police break into Joe Creeney’s house, his dead wife is hanging by a rope from the banisters and Joe is walking away holding the ladder. Yet Joe’s sister is convinced of her brother’s innocence. Amateur PI Jack Scott must unravel shocking mysteries both past and present … 224pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0565-3 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0566-0 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0564-6 • £7.99 July 2012

Deathly Wind Keith Moray Inspector Torquil McKinnon is devastated to discover that his best friend is missing, presumed drowned. Then when a crofter dies in a climbing accident and a body is discovered face down in a rock pool, he begins to suspect that there is a killer on the loose. Torquil’s detective skills are employed: can he put everyone’s minds at rest? 224pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0562-2 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0563-9 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0561-5 • £7.99 July 2012

Catalyst Paul Bennett When a petrochemicals giant launches a product that seems like the answer to everyone’s prayers, Kit Harper knows that it sounds too good to be true. This miracle product turns out to be something potentially catastrophic. Blackmail, kidnapping, murder: there are some who will stop at nothing to prevent Kit from revealing the truth. 224pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0568-4 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0569-1 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0567-7 • £7.99 July 2012

Blood in Grandpont Peter Tickler DI Holden has a murder on her hands. A woman has been stabbed to death in an Oxford car park and her mobile phone holds a photograph suggesting a crime of sexual passion or revenge. But things are never as clear cut as they first appear and finding the killer becomes more than a matter of life and death … 224pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0575-2 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0576-9 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0574-5 • £7.99 July 2012


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Dead Dream Girl Richard Haley

Donna had been a beauty. Who’d want to strangle her? But Frank Crane, investigating her death, soon finds evidence of a dark side to her life. This race to find the killer leads to an explosive ending, with the murderer’s identity providing the biggest surprise of all … 224pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0556-1 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0557-8 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0555-4 • £7.99 July 2012

Firetrap

David Hodges DC Kate Hamblin narrowly escapes death when her van is blown apart by an incendiary device. Accused of abandoning two colleagues who died in the explosion, Kate is suspended from duty. Anxious to nail the killer herself and clear her name, she risks all by entering into an unholy alliance with the murder team’s chief suspect … 224pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0655-1 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0656-8 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0654-4 • £7.99 August 2012

Rollover

James Raven It’s a rollover week on the National Lottery and the jackpot is a whopping £18 million. Journalist Vince Mayo has picked all six numbers, but before he can celebrate his spectacular win he’s battered to death at his home deep in Hampshire’s New Forest. In a hellish chain of events, Mayo’s friend and fellow journalist, Danny Cain, is forced to go on the run when the police suspect him of the murder … 224pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0599-8 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0600-1 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0598-1 • £7.99 August 2012

Sherlock Holmes and the Queen of Diamonds

Steve Hayes & David Whitehead One foggy night Thomas Howard of Missouri rescues Countess Elaina Montague from rape and robbery. To repay him, the beautiful Countess offered to enlist her friend, Sherlock Holmes, to help look for his missing brother. The case leads to their involvement in a vicious blood-feud, a spectacular daylight robbery and a thrilling climax below the brooding River Thames. 224pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0596-7 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0597-4 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0595-0 • £7.99 August 2012

Cry Baby

Fay Cunningham Gina Cross works as a police forensic artist and is convinced there is a connection between the body of a pregnant teenager and a friend’s missing sister. Enlisting the help of Adam Shaw, an investigative journalist, the pair find themselves at an empty house with blood on the floor – and are led to the mysterious Willow Bank hospital … 224pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0736-7 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0737-4 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0735-0 • £7.99 August 2012


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Suspects All! The Mulgray Twins D.J. Smith is seconded to Madeira after Luís Gomes’s body is found floating in Funchal harbour. Given a deadline to get results, DJ narrows the list of suspects, each of them with something to hide. But her investigations draw the attention of a ruthless killer to herself and her sniffer cat Gorgonzola ... 224pp • Rights: BPTM excl. Can • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0726-8 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0727-5 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0725-1 £7.99 • September 2012

Dollar Alexander Lindsay It is a fact not generally known that in 1940 the prime minister secretly arranged for Britain’s entire gold reserves to be transported through U-boat-infested waters to America, in five ships. In this taut thriller, Alexander Lindsay combines fact and fiction to devastating effect. 224pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0787-9 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0788-6 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0786-2 • £7.99 October 2012

A Narrow Return Faith Martin Ex-Detective Inspector Hillary Greene returns to Thames Valley to work on an old murder file that’s as cold as a blizzard. Who would want to slaughter a housewife in her own home? With something to prove, Hillary Greene knuckles down to catch a killer … 224pp • Rights: World Eng. Lang. • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0753-4 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0754-1 EPUB: 978-0-7198-0752-7 • £7.99 • October 2012

Fell the Angels John Kerr Based on the notorious Victorian murder involving Charles and Florence Bravo and Dr James Gully, proponent of the ‘water cure’, John Kerr reaches beneath the veneer of Victorian respectability and twists the ingredients of enormous fortune, sexual adventure, domestic abuse, avarice and jealousy into a satisfying whole. 224pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0784-8 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0785-5 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0783-1 • £7.99 October 2012

Dying for a Cruise Joyce Cato When Jenny Starling accepts an assignment to cook for a wealthy businessman on his luxurious river-boat she sees nothing but plain sailing ahead. So when someone is murdered, and anyone aboard could be the murderer, she’d better keep her wits about her … 224pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0756-5 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0757-2 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0755-8 • £7.99 October 2012


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CRIME EBOOKS – INSPECTOR ANGEL SERIES

The Curious Mind of Inspector Angel Roger Silverwood

A famous film director is found murdered on set in the South Yorkshire town of Bromersley. Nearby, a penniless tramp is discovered shot dead with a gold sovereign in his mouth. There are neither clues nor DNA for either murder, but Detective Inspector Michael Angel tackles this case with his customary tenacity. 224pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0778-7• PDF: 978-0-7198-0779-4 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0777-0 • £7.99 October 2012

Find the Lady

Roger Silverwood A blind woman is found murdered in the South Yorkshire town of Bromersley and three unconnected witnesses swear that they saw a woman in a blue dress flee the scene mere minutes before the body was found. For Detective Inspector Michael Angel the chase is on: he has to find the lady before she murders again! 224pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0775-6• PDF: 978-0-7198-0776-3 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0774-9 • £7.99 October 2012

The Man Who Couldn’t Lose Roger Silverwood

Wheelchair-bound millionaire businessman Joshua Gumme has the Midas touch. He is successful with women and in business. It is no surprise, therefore, to find his body floating in the River Don and Angel’s investigations set him on the track of two extremely dangerous crooks … 224pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0781-7 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0782-4 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0780-0 • £7.99 October 2012

Murder in Bare Feet Roger Silverwood

Detective Inspector Angel must investigate a strange case where both the murderer and the murdered man are without shoes. An antiques dealer and his son are the prime suspects, but they have a rock solid alibi. Another unusual case to test the investigative powers of Inspector Michael Angel … 224pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0769-5 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0770-1 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0768-8 • £7.99 October 2012

The Wigmaker

Roger Silverwood A wig maker, Peter Wolff, is found dead and his workshop on fire. There are no clues, no DNA and no apparent motive. It’s a race to the finish to find the murderer and Inspector Angel is in hot pursuit of a killer … 224pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0772-5 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0773-2 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0771-8 • £7.99 October 2012


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The Judas Blade John Pilkington Autumn, 1671: war looms with Holland. Meanwhile, Betsy Brand, beset by financial troubles, is obliged to leave London and undertake a dangerous venture as a spy for her country. Working together with Captain Mullan, they must confront an unseen killer, and unravel a plot that strikes at the very heart of England itself … 224pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0807-4 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0808-1 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0806-7 £7.99 • November 2012

The Boy From Berlin Michael Parker From the Nazi death-camps to the steps of the White House there is a mystery that threatens the very fabric of the American way of life. Lieutenant Amos, a Newark Police Officer, investigating the supposed suicide of a local senator, is led deep into the corrupt underbelly of American politics and closer to the truth. 224pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0813-5 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0814-2 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0812-8 £7.99 • November 2012

The Annals of Sherlock Holmes Paul D. Gilbert This sparkling collection of three new Sherlock Holmes stories draw on details and hints from the pages of Conan Doyle’s classic works. From the pen of the acclaimed Doctor John Watson we are introduced to previously unsolved mysteries as referenced in many of the original stories. 224pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0801-2 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0802-9 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0800-5 £7.99 • November 2012

Dead Ringer Roy Lewis In old age Edwin James looks back over his scandalous life in the law and the theatre and probes the dark belly of the London underworld while at the same time trying to avoid his creditors, only to discover the truth may not be all it seems and old scandals can rise up to engulf him … 224pp • Rights: World • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0843-2 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0844-9 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0842-5 £7.99 • November 2012

Hot Ice Gregg Loomis Jason Peters: classical music enthusiast, artist, animal lover, assassin. An assignment sends Jason on the trail of a conspiracy to weaken, if not destroy, the West. Murder and mass destruction are only a few of the tools they are willing to employ to achieve their aim … 224pp • Rights: BPTM • MOBI: 978-0-7198-0837-1 • PDF: 978-0-7198-0938-8 • EPUB: 978-0-7198-0836-4 £7.99 • November 2012


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A Abbott, Karen....................................... 37 Annals of Sherlock Holmes, The...... 18, 45 Another Home, Another Love................ 39 Art of Making a Harpsichord, The............ 9 Aunt Letitia........................................... 36

B Barker, Ann.......................................... 36 Beardsley, Martyn................................ 25 Bennett, Paul........................................41 Best, G.M............................................ 37 Blackmail for Beginners.........................12 Blood Gold........................................... 28 Blood in Grandpont................................41 Blood on the Marsh...............................17 Blue Dress Girl............................... 15, 39 Bonds of Earth, The........................ 21, 40 Bounds, Sydney J................................ 31 Boy from Berlin, The............................. 45 Bradford, Anne....................................... 9 Burden of Doubt, The.............................41 Burke, Frances......................................19

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D Dark Passage........................................19

Goose Moon, The................................. 28 Graves, Heather................................... 22 Green, Christina................................... 37 Growing for Food and Colour.................11 Grubb, Penny....................................... 20

Dark Side of the Heart, The....................24

Gunrage at Calder Wells....................... 30

Darrow’s Badge.................................... 28 Dawson, Clive...................................... 30

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Dead Dream Girl................................... 42

Haigh, Raymond....................................12

Dead Ringer......................................... 45

Haley, Richard...................................... 42

Dead Trouble........................................ 28

Hanbury, Elizabeth............................... 36

Dean, John...........................................24

Harbottle, Philip................................... 29

Deathly Suspense..................................41

Hatch, Tyler.......................................... 29

Deathly Wind.........................................41

Haunted Creek..................................... 39

Death’s Dominion................................. 32

Havins, Peter Neville............................... 9

Devil’s Reach....................................... 30

Hayes, Steve...................... 12, 30, 31, 42

Diamond Rosary Murders, The.............. 25

Hill, Christopher William........................ 5

Dollar................................................... 43

Hodges, David................................ 20, 42

Douglas, Antonia.................................... 5

Holt, Jack............................................ 29

Douglas, Jake...................................... 28

Honey Brown is Married........................ 25

Dracup, Angela.....................................41

Hot Ice........................................... 22, 45

Drifting Shadows.................................. 37

Hotel Midnight...................................... 32

Dying for a Cruise................................. 43

House on Gallows Green, The................19

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Howard, Lance..................................... 30 Hurricane Hole.......................................19

Catalyst.................................................41

Encyclopaedia of Plants in Myth, Legend, Magic and Lore, An ................ 6

Cato, Joyce.................................... 20, 43

England’s Janissary........................ 12, 36

Chitty, Antonia...................................... 5

Evers, Robert....................................... 30

‘I’m on the train!’................................. 40

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In This Skin.......................................... 33

Clark, Simon.................................. 32, 33 Clarke, Graham.....................................11 Cliff, Ann.........................................17, 39 Coffin for Santa Rosa, A....................... 30 Connor, Scott....................................... 28 Constable Across the Moors................. 34 Constable Among the Heather.............. 34 Constable Around the Village................ 34 Constable on the Hill............................ 35 Constable through the Meadow............. 35 Constable by the Sea............................ 35 Cook, Nikalas......................................... 7 Cottrell, Peter James...................... 12, 36 Country Gentleman, A........................... 36 Criminal River........................................ 3 Cry Baby.............................................. 42

Far Above Rubies................................. 39 Father for Daisy, A................................ 37 Fawcett, Patricia...................................13

I Ice Angel.............................................. 36

Invisible Murder, The............................ 20

J Jackson, Elizabeth............................... 37

Fell the Angels..................................... 43

Jackson, Jane...................................... 37

Find the Lady....................................... 44

Judas Blade, The.................................. 45

Firetrap................................................ 42

Judge, Sara......................................... 25

Forrester, Helen................................... 38

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K Kerr, John...................................... 19, 43

Gardener’s Latin..................................... 6

Kingston, Beryl..................................... 36

Genealogy.............................................10

Kirby, Hank J. ..................................... 29

Ghost Monster...................................... 32

Kirkwood, Gwen................................... 39

Gilbert, Paul D................................ 18, 45


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L Lane, Maggie........................................ 4 Language of Thieves............................. 37 de Laszlo, Mary....................................16 Latchkey Kid, The................................. 38 Latus, Dan............................................17 Lawman Without a Gun......................... 30 Lewis, Roy........................................... 45 Lindsay, Alexander............................... 43 Litchfield, Michael................................ 26 Liverpool Daisy..................................... 38 Lloyd, Frances ......................................19 Longhorn County.................................. 29 Loomis, Gregg ............................... 22, 45 Luke, Dominic..........................23, 36, 40

M McCaffrey, K.T......................................14 McFeeley’s Rebellion.............................14 Making Money Online............................. 5 Man Who Couldn’t Lose, The................ 44 Marathon Training ................................. 7 Martin, Darryl ....................................... 9 Martin, Faith.................................. 12, 43

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One a Month Man, The......................... 26

Taylor, Edward.......................................16

Orphans of Chance................................13

Taylor, Gillian F..................................... 28

Osborn, Helen.......................................10

Taylor, Peter..........................................13

Out of the Night.....................................17

Tennessee Renegade........................... 29

P Packing Iron......................................... 31 Parker, Michael.................................... 45 Perriam, Wendy................................... 40 Phillips, Stuart........................................ 6 Pilkington, John................................... 45 Playwriting: From Page to Stage............. 5 Poacher’s Moon....................................17

R Rand, Caleb......................................... 28 Raven, James................................ 18, 42

This Rage of Echoes............................. 33 Thompson, E.V................... 15, 21, 39, 40 Thompson, Grace........................... 15, 40 Three Women of Liverpool..................... 38 Tickler, Peter...................................17, 41 To Honour the Dead...............................24 Tower, The........................................... 33 Town Tamer......................................... 29 Trail of the Hanged Man........................ 31 True Colours..........................................24

U Understanding Austen............................ 4

Raven’s Feud........................................ 29

Urban Myth...........................................18

Requiem.............................................. 20 Resurrection..........................................12

V

Rhea, Nicholas............................... 34, 35

Vengeance Pass................................... 30

Robertson, Eileen..................................12

Vukelic, Anne-Marie............................. 39

Rollover................................................ 42

W

Meredith’s Justice................................ 29

S

Mischief Done.......................................16

Savage Rides West............................... 31

Walker, Carl........................................... 8

Moray, Keith .........................................41

Savage’s Quest.................................... 31

Mulgray Twins, The........................ 22, 43

Savage’s Trap....................................... 31

Wearing Combovers and 49 Other Things the Modern Man Shouldn’t Do.............. 8

Murder in Bare Feet ............................. 44

Shadow of Treason, The........................16

Where There’s Smoke........................... 20

Murder in Montague Place.................... 25

Shadows in the Sky...............................16

Whitehead, David........................... 12, 42

Murphy, Theresa...................................14

Sheriff, John Paxton..............................41

Whitmee, Jeanne..................................24

Sherlock Holmes and the Queen of Diamonds................................. 12, 42

Wigmaker, The..................................... 44

Silverwood, Roger.......................... 25, 44

Worcestershire....................................... 9

Small Fortune, A....................................13

Wuthering Heights Revisited  ................. 37

N Narrow Return, A............................ 12, 43 Neal, Bill................................................ 6 Neilson, Mark .......................................13 Newberry, Sheila...................................14 No. 1 Suspect...................................... 22 Nothing is Forever .......................... 15, 40

O O’Brien, J.A..........................................16 Off the Rails......................................... 36 On Track to Murder............................... 22

Snake in the Grass......................... 23, 40 Statham, James D. .............................. 30 Strange Inheritence, A...........................13 Sunman, Corba.................................... 29 Suspects All!........................................ 43

T Taken to Heart...................................... 37 Tara Bones, The....................................14

Wade, Stephen .................................... 3

Wiltshire, David.....................................24

Y Young May Moon...................................14


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