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— andrew taylor — ‘In William Dougal, Andrew Taylor has created one of the most attractive amateur detectives in fiction.’ - Spectator

Odd Man Out

The Sleeping Policeman

Crime/Mystery • 192 pages

Crime/Mystery • 240 pages

Andrew Taylor

Andrew Taylor

9781444765724 • $15.99 PB • APRIL

9781444765700 • $15.99 PB • APRIL

William Dougal, the amoral but appealing private detective, is on the road to respectability: he is a responsible father and holds down a job. This happy state of affairs suffers a rude setback, though, when he kills a man during a squabble. The killing may not have been premeditated, but Dougal has no intention of going to the police; instead he is left with the task of disposing of a large, unwieldy body, currently lying on the floor of his girlfriend’s house.

When private detective William Dougal is asked by a young doctor, Graham Hanslope, to investigate a case of blackmail, he suspects quite rightly - that crucial information is being withheld. Visiting the doctor’s country cottage, Dougal finds the small village community seething with suspicions and rivalry.

‘Beautifully measured . . . Taylor’s understated thriller generates a dark, hypnotic pull.’ - Time Out

‘This simple summary does not do justice to the complexity, nor to the subtlety with which the author portrays his characters . . . this is undoubtedly Andrew Taylor’s best book yet.’ - Evening Standard

‘This author knows precisely how to wield suspense.’ - Independent on Sunday

‘. . . Enjoyable voyeuristic peep at greedy, back-scratching local community.’ - Guardian ‘. . . Keen, quirky, dying-fall entertainment.’ - The Sunday Times

‘Taylor makes the tasteless a very tasty dish indeed.’ - The Sunday Times

‘. . . Shameless but engaging.’ - Observer

Blood Relation

Freelance Death

Crime/Mystery • 208 pages

Crime/Mystery • 208 pages

Andrew Taylor

Andrew Taylor

9781444765687 • $15.99 PB • JUNE

9781444765663 • $15.99 PB • JULY

Now working with his old rival, Hanbury, in a private detection agency, Dougal is given the task of finding missing publisher Oswald Finwood. Has he done a runner from his lover, the daughter of Dougal’s boss? What does his estranged wife know about it? And who is the mysterious A.J. McQuarm with whom Finwood had an appointment on the day he disappeared?

After the death of his wife, Arabella, Rod Lorton finds papers which reveal unpleasant facts about her. Lorton wants revenge and private detective William Dougal lends a hand, even coming up with a good plan.

‘Taylor keeps the enigma literate and unflagging to a lively disclosure.’ - The Sunday Times ‘. . . Literate sleuthing and some sharp, well-aimed digs at the publishing scene.’ - The Times ‘. . . Well-modulated, enjoyable criminous entertainment.’

‘Taylor’s fifth witty and intricate story about amiable, amoral William Dougal moves him even closer to the top of the British first division.’ - Time Out ‘. . . Sparky and humorous writing.’ - The Times ‘. . . Neatly put together, witty and fast-moving.’ - The Sunday Times ‘Andrew Taylor is a master story-teller.’ - Daily Telegraph

- Guardian

‘Ingenius whodunwhat . . . strong on quirkiness and puzzle solving’ - Literary Review ALSO AVAILABLE: CAROLINE MINUSCULE • 9780340932919 • PB OUR FATHERS’ LIES • 9780340932933 • PB WAITING FOR THE END OF THE WORLD • 9780340932926 • PB NAKED TO THE HANGMAN • 9780340895214 • PB

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Jenny Pearl, a dancer, falls in love with Maurice Avery, a young dilettante who leaves her when she refuses to become his mistress. Despairingly, she falls into a loveless marriage with Trewhella, a Cornish farmer who becomes insanely jealous when Avery reappears on the scene . . .

Carnival

Compton Mackenzie Fiction • 528 pages

9781848547704 • $15.99 PB • APRIL

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The story which helped establish Mackenzie among the foremost novelists of his generation

• The first of four linked novels surveying pre-World War I London society. • For readers of classic literature, who steer away from the mainstream and like to discover hidden gems.

Vivid, moving and ultimately tragic, CARNIVAL was first published in 1912 to wide critical acclaim, and has since been filmed three times and adapted for the stage and as an opera.

The vital, inventive and humorous tale of Sylvia Scarlett, acclaimed as ‘one of the few really great women in fiction’

The Adventures of Sylvia Scarlett Compton Mackenzie Fiction • 608 pages

9781848547681 • $15.99 PB • APRIL

Originally published in two volumes, this complete edition follows her fortunes from childhood and marriage, through her escape into prostitution and her later career as a singer and cabaret artiste, until at last she finds romance with Michael Fane. A tale woven with Dickensian skill, THE ADVENTURES OF SYLVIA SCARLETT holds its place as one of the most vital and picaresque romances of the twentieth century.

A young, vibrant teacher of the Drukpa branch of Buddhism shows us a new way of thinking, and a new way of life. Khamtrul Rinpoche has a real understanding of the pressures of modern life and how our crowded minds have left us too little space to stretch and grow. He shows us new ways to calm body and mind, become more aware, better able to deal with problems and appreciate the moment. It is with our mind that we create our world. Here’s how to open it up and let the world in.

The Restful Mind

Gyalwa Dokhampa His Eminence Khamtrul Rinpoche Self-Help & Practical Interests • 252 pages

9781444762303 • $22.99 PB Demy • APRIL

• Drukpa International has centres around the world - including Europe, America, the Far East and India. • Khamtrul Rinpoche’s teachings are rooted in real life. This is highly accessible Buddhist philosophy for the modern world. • The Restful Mind addresses everyday pressures and stresses we all recognise from our daily lives, and shows us how to adopt new ways of thinking to cope and calm our minds.

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A psychologist finds herself drawn into the dark world of a serial killer. Crossbones Yard was a burial ground once. Now it’s wasteland, tucked away in the back streets of Borough beneath the shadow of the Shard. The perfect place to leave a body . . . Alice Quentin finds the murder victim lying there - the woman’s hand outstretched, as if begging for her help. A psychologist who sometimes works with the Metropolitan police, Alice is no stranger to sick minds. But this case is worse than anything she’s seen before, and the killer is determined to make it personal.

Crossbones Yard Kate Rhodes

Crime/Mystery • 320 pages

9781444738766 • $15.99 PB • APRIL PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB ROYAL: 9781444738759 HC: 9781444738742

‘There are some great twists, turns and surprises in this debut novel.’ - Sun ‘Quentin is one of a cast of really believable and entertaining characters and both the plot and the writing keep one thoroughly engaged throughout. A stylish debut.’ - Daily Mail ‘Alice is a vividly realised protagonist whose complex and harrowing history rivals the central crime storyline.’ - Sunday Express

A Killing of Angels Kate Rhodes

A Killing of Angels Kate Rhodes

Krish Kandiah

Spirituality • 224 pages

Delia Smith

Crime/Mystery 320 pages

Cookery • 288 pages

9781444734812 $39.99 HC • APRIL

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The thrilling sequel to CROSSBONES YARD. There’s a killer stalking the Square Mile, with a particular interest in the secretive Angel Bank. And in order to find them, Alice and Don must dig deep into the toxic heart of the city, where money means more than life, and no one can be counted innocent.

Home for Good

Delia’s Book of Cakes

The only cake book you’ll ever need, from Britain’s best-loved and most-trusted cook. ALSO AVAILABLE:

Home for Good

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Krish Kandiah

A strong call to action from Krish Kandiah, urging us all to find a real home for thousands of children.

DELIA’S FRUGAL FOOD • 9780340918579 • PB

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Epiphanies of the Ordinary Encounters That Change Lives Charlie Cleverly

Spirituality • 256 pages

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Charlie Cleverly challenges us to be looking out for - and to respond to - those moments when God breaks through, because only then can we live our lives to the fullest.

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Now For Then

How To Face the Digital Future Without Fear Ben Hammersley Business • 448 pages

9781444728620 $16.99 PB • APRIL

Lovebirds

Trevor Silvester Relationships • 352 pages

9781444740875 $22.99 TPB Royal • APRIL

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Editor-at-Large for Wired magazine and guru of the digital age Ben Hammersley gives us the essential guide to the things we need to know for life in the 21st century.

The revolutionary new book about lovetypes! Lovebirds explores in depth all the possible combinations of the eight personality types, named after different types of birds.


Based on real historical events: mysterious poisonings, in which victims died, often unaware they had been attacked. Albia is now twenty-eight and an established female investigator. Her personal history and her British birth enable her to view Roman society and its traditions as a bemused outsider and also as a woman struggling for independence in a man’s world. ALSO AVAILABLE: MASTER AND GOD • 9781444707342 • PB MASTER AND GOD • 9781444707335 • TPB ROYAL

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Falco: the new generation Introducing Flavia Albia

The Ides of April Lindsey Davis

Historical Fiction • 320 pages

9781444755884 • $22.99 TPB ROYAL • april 9781444755817 • $34.99 HC • april

• Combined print sales of all Lindsey Davis’s books come to almost 800,000.

Praise for MASTER AND GOD: ‘The narrative is rapid and the story well told with much sharp-edged detail. You can open this book and step right into a convincing yet extraordinary past.’ - Independent

‘Davis’s descriptions of Rome are vivid and lively . . . this is a great yarn.’ - Daily Mail

A triumphant new work by one of the most acclaimed writers of the 1990’s At the local mansion, its new hospital tents to the ready, waits Montague Beckwith, himself a psychological casualty of WWI. In the town’s poorest quarter, Winnie Barley prays that Walter, her missing son, will be on the train (but that her violent husband is not). In the pharmacy, Gertie Dobson dreams of romance while her father keeps unsuitable men at bay. And everywhere is Walter, a ghostly presence who watches as the girl he loved from a distance is drawn into Montague’s orbit.

Worthless Men Andrew Cowan

Fiction • 256 pages

9781444759419 • $19.99 PB demy • may 9781444759402 • $34.99 HC • april

• A dazzling new take on a subject of perennial interest, showing the impact of World War I on the home front. • Cowan’s first novel, PIG, won many awards.

Praise for PIG: ‘. . . A coming-of-age story as strange and surprising, in its way, as THE CATCHER IN THE RYE.’ - New York Times ‘Beautifully evoked . . . Cowan writes with a deceptive simplicity.’ - Amanda Craig, The Times

She’s hit rock bottom - but she’s going to fight back . . . Amy’s marriage to Mark isn’t the best - he can’t resist the girls, he can’t hold down a job. But she doesn’t want to know just how bad things are until his gambling habit brings the debt collector to her door. He makes it brutally clear how she can pay off Mark’s debts . . . ALSO AVAILABLE: LOST ANGEL • 9780340960110 • PB THE FRONT • 9780340820247 • MM TAINTED LIVES • 9780340735053 • MM THE GAME • 9780340735077 • MM THE CHARMER • 9780340838297 • MM THE CLUB • 9780340838310 • MM SHAFTED • 9780340899526 • MM SNATCHED • 9780340899557 • MM THE DRIVER • 9780340954201 • PB TWO FACED • 9780340954171 • MM

Broke

Mandasue Heller Crime/Mystery • 368 pages

9780340960134 • $22.99 TPB Royal • may 9780340960127 • $34.99 HC • APRIL

• Back with her trademark mix of grit and glamour, Mandasue Heller is perfect for fans of Martina Cole.

Praise for Mandasue Heller: ‘ . . . A cracking read that will chill you to the bone.’ - Sun ‘One of the bad girls of gritty crime, Heller has written a blinder.’ - Daily Mirror ‘A glamorous nightclub hides a seedy underworld that Heller knows only too well.’ - Daily Express 5


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A special edition, for children aged 11 and above, of the #1 bestseller A Street Cat Named Bob James Bowen was a homeless musician, busking on the streets of London to survive. But the moment he met an injured stray cat with ginger fur and big green eyes, his life began to change. Together James and Bob the cat faced the world - and won. A purrfectly true ‘tail’ of love and friendship to make you smile! ALSO AVAILABLE:

James Bowen Memoir (Age: 11+) • 200 pages

9781444764901 • $10.99 PB • may

• A Street Cat Named Bob (adult edition) has now sold over 55,000 hardback copies on TCM, is a number one bestseller and has been in the top ten nonfiction charts for over 20 weeks. • This is a fun, heartwarming story of a cat who turned his owner’s life around. Specially revised for children aged 11 plus, this will appeal to readers of Michael Morpurgo and Marley, A Dog Like No Other.

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A refreshingly honest, achingly funny read for fans of Bridesmaids, Caitlin Moran and Pinot Grigio When her fiancé Rob breaks off their engagement for the third time, Viv does what any girl would do - she Googles heartbreak. Confronted by tales of misery, she decides to set up her own self-help website for the broken-hearted. But as Viv passes through the three essential stages of grief (denial, vodka, disastrous haircut), she becomes determined that it’s not too late to try and get Rob back.

Never Google Heartbreak Emma Garcia

Fiction • 350 pages

9781444741490 • $15.99 PB • MAy

• Simply the freshest, funniest, best debut commercial novel you’ll read this year bar none. • Every girl who has ever had her heart broken (specifically those of us who have ever accidentally got a terrible post-breakup haircut) will empathise with Viv. • Perfect for fans of Harriet Evans, Lindsey Kelk and Sophie Kinsella.

Salvation is hidden somewhere beneath the devastated streets of New York City . . . The world has been over-run by a lethal infection, ravaged by a pathogen that leaves its victims locked half-way between life and death. New York, bombed to prevent the spread of the disease, has been reduced to radioactive rubble. A rescue squad enters the subway tunnels beneath Manhattan, searching for the one man who can create an antidote as they race against the disease that threatens to extinguish the human race. ALSO AVAILABLE: JUGGERNAUT • 9781444709087 • PB Outpost • 9781444709049 • PB

Terminus Adam Baker

Horror • 416 pages

9781444755855 • $22.99 TPB Royal • MAy

• Sits well alongside recent similar successes such as Dan Simmon’s The Terror and Guillermo Del Toro’s The Strain.

Praise for Juggernaut: ‘ . . . Hugely entertaining and as unstoppable as its namesake.’ - Financial Times

‘The first 100 pages, especially, are rich with harrowing detail about the last days of Saddam’s regime . . . Juggernaut is a rewarding read.’ - SFX magazine

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When Rink’s father is brutally murdered, Joe has to stop his friend rushing headlong for vengeance. Because Rink’s mother witnessed the crime and Yukiko isn’t telling everything she knows. Her silence is governed by the Japanese tradition of giri, or moral obligation. But when there are more vicious deaths - all of them elderly men known to Yukiko - it becomes a matter of honour to uncover the shameful secret that lies behind the murders. ALSO AVAILABLE: JUDGEMENT AND WRATH • 9781444705348 • PB DEAD MEN’S DUST • 9780340978238 • PB DEAD MEN’S DUST • 9780340978221 • tPB SLASH AND BURN • 9781444705355 • PB CUT AND RUN • 9781444705362 • PB BLOOD AND ASHES • 9781444705379 • PB DEAD MEN’S HARVEST • 9781444712667 • PB

A provocative, persuasive and enthralling tour de force On May 30th, 1593, a celebrated young playwright was killed in a tavern brawl in London. That, at least, was the official version. Now Christopher Marlowe reveals the truth: that his ‘death’ was an elaborate ruse to avoid being convicted of heresy; that he was spirited across the Channel to live on in lonely exile; that he continued to write plays and poetry, hiding behind the name of a colourless man from Stratford - one William Shakespeare.

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The eighth Joe Hunter thriller!

Rules of Honour Matt Hilton

Thriller • 416 pages

9781444728729 • $22.99 TPB Royal • may 9781444728712 • $32.99 HC • MARCH

• An ex-Black-Ops soldier, Joe Hunter is an all-action hero with a strong moral code. • DEAD MEN’S DUST was shortlisted for the International Thriller Writers’ Debut Thriller of 2009 Award. ‘A thrill-a-thon book that packs in more action than all three hit Bourne films rolled into one . . . It’s a wham, bam, bone-crunching treat!.’ - Alex Gordon, Peterborough Evening Telegraph

The Marlowe Papers Ros Barber

Fiction • 448 pages

9781444730241 • $15.99 PB • may PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB ROYAL: 9781444737394 HC: 9781444737387

• Strikes a balance between the book’s literary appeal, and courting the controversy around which it is centred: the debate over Shakespeare’s true authorship. ‘This highly ambitious debut makes for an engrossing read . . . brought to life by smatterings of exquisitely poetic descriptions and turns of phrase worthy of the Bard himself, whoever he was.’ - Time Out

‘. . . Thunders along like an episode of some Elizabethan 24.’ - Literary Review

An extraordinary WWII memoir Stephen and his friend Marcel embark upon their great adventure: collecting souvenirs from strafed convoys and crashed Messerschmitts. But their world turns dark when arrested and imprisoned for sabotage and threatened with deportation or the firing squad. Upon his release, and still only 16, Stephen is recruited by the French Resistance. Growing up under the threat of imminent betrayal, he learns the arts of clandestine warfare, and - in a moment that haunts him still - how to kill . . .

Gardens of Stone

My Boyhood in the French Resistance Stephen Grady Memoir • 352 pages

9781444760606 • $22.99 TPB Royal • may 9781444760590 • $32.99 HC • MARCH

• Combines the best kind of adventure story with a coming of age testimony of unforgettable resonance and poignancy.

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— Tana French — The New York Times bestselling author

In the Woods

The Likeness

Crime/Mystery • 608 pages

Crime/Mystery • 704 pages

9781444758344 • $15.99 PB • MAY

9780340924792 • $15.99 PB • MAY

Tana French

Tana French

PREVIOUS EDITION: PB: 9780340924761

When he was twelve years old, Adam Ryan went playing in the woods one day with his two best friends. He never saw them again. Their bodies were never found, and Adam himself was discovered with his back pressed against an oak tree and his shoes filled with blood. He had no memory of what had happened. Twenty years on, detective Ryan hopes to solve the mystery.

Still traumatised by her brush with a psychopath, Detective Cassie Maddox transfers out of the Murder squad and starts a relationship with fellow detective Sam O’Neill. When he calls her to the scene of his new case, she is shocked to find that the murdered girl is her double. What’s more, her ID shows she is Lexie Madison - the identity Cassie used, years ago, as an undercover detective.

‘Sharply written and insidiously creepy, this is a mesmerising read that grabs hold of the reader from the very first page and doesn’t let go until well past two in the morning.’ - The Times

‘Creepily melding elements of Donna Tartt’s The Secret History . . . THE LIKENESS by Tana French, seduces from the start . . . A nifty tale of desire for belonging, as well as a cool thriller.’ - Time Out

‘French writes beautifully and is far from lazy when it comes to sprinkling clues and red herrings and developing the characters.’ - The Times

Faithful Place

Broken Harbour

Crime/Mystery • 448 pages

Crime/Mystery • 496 pages

9780340977620 • $15.99 PB • MAY

9780340977651 • $15.99 PB • MAY

The course of Frank Mackey’s life was set by one defining moment when he was nineteen. The moment his girlfriend, Rosie Daly, failed to turn up for their rendezvous in Faithful Place, failed to run away with him to London as they had planned. Frank never heard from her again. Twenty years on, his sister calls to say that Rosie’s suitcase has been found.

At first Scorcher Kennedy and his rookie partner, Richie, think this is a simple one: Pat Spain was a casualty of the recession, so he killed his children, tried to kill his wife Jenny, and finished off with himself. But there are too many inexplicable details and the evidence is pointing in two directions at once.

Tana French

Tana French

‘ . . . Charming - will leave readers begging for a sequel.’ - Kirkus Reviews

‘Every holiday needs a good crime novel and French’s skilful thrillers are tailor-made to terrify.’ - Guardian

‘So much of the pleasure inherent in reading these novels is in trying to figure out where things are going and being constantly surprised, not to mention thoroughly spooked. I predict Broken Harbor will be on more than one Best of 2012 lists - it’s definitely at the top of mine.’ - Halifax Chronicle Herald

‘She lifts the lid on Dublin and offers a haunting portrait of a man belatedly dealing with his demons.’ - Mail on Sunday

‘. . . along with her three previous novels, are sterling examples of just what can be accomplished when a humane, thoughtful and talented eye turns to crime . . . Through it all, author French’s firm hand permits no wasted word or inflection through 500-plus pages - even the landscape descriptions aren’t just about setting, but are contributions to atmosphere, character, plot . . . Any dispute about whether the best crime fiction can rank alongside the literary should be long since over, but those still unconvinced might try picking up a Tana French novel.’ - The London Free Press

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‘Tana French welds classic detective stories to gripping dissections of victims, perpetrators and pursuers, all in the context of recessionary angst in her native Ireland.’

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‘French’s second foray into the dark world of psychological crime more than proves she’s the real deal.’ - Daily Mirror

- The Winnipeg Free Press


A lonely boy living on his uncle’s farm in the Lincolnshire Fens, Richard Mardick’s solitary existence is interrupted by a chance meeting, and idyllic love affair with Lucy. A disused brickfield is the scene of their clandestine meetings, and it is there that Richard finds her drowned in a muddy pool. Its shattering significance throughout the rest of his life is put into remarkable perspective by the unusual framework with which Hartley has enclosed his story. ALSO AVAILABLE: FOOD IN ENGLAND • 9780749942151 • PB

A witty story about the twists and turns of relationships, as true now as it was in 1954 Chartered accountant Harold Eastwood, conventionally minded, chances to meet Alec Goodrich on the train, travelling first-class with a third-class ticket. Alec is a best-selling novelist. He soon finds Harold’s knowledge of income tax allowances useful and when Alec pays a visit to the accountant, his wife, Isabel, who yearns for culture and literature, quickly takes up the fantasy to be his mistress. However, Irma, the Austrian barmaid at the tavern, has caught Alec’s wayward fancy . . .

A complex masterpiece of observation Timothy Casson, a bachelor writer, is forced to return from a contented life in Venice to an English village. Taking a house by the river where he can pursue his passion for rowing, he has to do battle with the locals to overcome his isolation and feelings of incompleteness. This most complex of Hartley’s novels examines the multiple layers of Casson’s relationships with servants, local society and friends.

The Brickfield L.P. Hartley

Fiction • 272 pages

9781848547803 • $15.99 PB • may

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A masterly evocation of childhood and its influences on the adult mind, from the author of The Go-Between

• L. P. Hartley was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the CBE. ‘This fine novelist still has the courage as well as the skill to excavate in those layers of consciousness from which many newer writers turn hopelessly away.’ - Norman Shrapnel, Guardian ‘The economy of the book is a wonder, and the power to conjure past time while staying awake to the present is remarkable as one would expect.’ - Anthony Burgess, Spectator

A Perfect Woman L.P. Hartley

Fiction • 384 pages

9781848548138 • $15.99 PB • MAY

• A rediscovered classic from a brilliant writer.

The Boat L.P. Hartley

Fiction • 384 pages

9781848548114 • $15.99 PB • MAY

• Vivid depictions of rural English life during WWII and the relationships between servants, villagers and friends. ‘English village life is made vivid and recognisable to us by countless delicate strokes of observation.’ - Lord David Cecil ‘. . . a work of the greatest brilliance and of a memorable humanistic cast.’ - The Manchester Guardian

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The relentless action in TRIGGER POINT will hook you in and get your blood pumping While on an undercover mission to rescue a hostage in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border area, CIA agent Tom Wisher is betrayed by Bill Blake, his corrupt handler. This one act exposes a web of corruption reaching further than Wisher could have ever imagined. Above the law but under the radar, Wisher has decided it’s time to fight back.

Sometimes, the hardest part of finding love is keeping a straight face . . . For Jamie Newman, being a single guy isn’t proving to be much fun, especially when confronted with a sexually belligerent divorcee and a goddess so far out of his league she might as well be a different species. Mind you, being a girl in search of love isn’t a bowl of cherries either. Just ask Laura McIntyre, who’s recently contended with a horny estate agent on a quest for light relief and a rabid mountain bike enthusiast with a penchant for lycra that leaves little to the imagination. When Jamie and Laura bump into one another (quite literally) it looks like their luck may have changed - but sometimes finding the right person is only the start of your problems . . .

Sometimes the hardest part of becoming a parent is keeping a straight face . . .

LOVE...AND SLEEPLESS NIGHTS Nick Spalding

Just ask Jamie and Laura Newman, who (thanks to a rather relaxed attitude to contraception) find themselves about to have a baby. It’s obviously a terrifying prospect for a newly married couple, but as long as they stick together they’ll be just fine . . . right? Featuring a hilarious cast of characters including an overbearing mother-in-law, a terrifying midwife and at least one chorus of mating humpback whales, Love... And Sleepless Nights is the hilarious follow up novel all about what happens beyond the happy ever after. Falling in love with another person is easy, making a new one is where things get complicated.

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TRIGGER POINT Matthew Law

Military Fiction • 340 pages

9781444726831 • $15.99 Pb • may

• A full-length novel about a secret group of assassins, perfect for fans of fast-paced, high-octane action thrillers such as the Bourne trilogy, 24 and the recent James Bond blockbusters.

Love... From Both Sides Nick Spalding

Fiction • 384 pages

9781444768176 • $15.99 PB • may

• Nick Spalding has sold over 200,000 ebooks. • Nick is in Amazon’s top ten bestselling Kindle authors of 2012. • Nick Spalding’s Love... books are a brilliant blend of romance, a warm-hearted love story and laugh-out-loud humour. • Bridget Jones Diary meets Bridesmaids the film, these hilariously down-to-earth realistic snapshots of love in the real world are fast-paced, perfectly pitched reads.

LOVE... AND SLEEPLESS NIGHTS Nick Spalding

Fiction • 384 pages

9781444768190 • $15.99 PB • JUly


Inspector Malin Fors is standing by her mother’s coffin at the Chapel of Resurrection. A muffled rumble shatters the silence, and Malin is immediately on her way to Filbyter Square, and the scene that greets her will stay with her forever: shards of glass; crushed flowers and scattered vegetables; a child’s shoe; a dove pecking at something red in the deafening silence.

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The fourth novel in the internationall bestselling Malin Fors series

Savage Spring Mons Kallentoft

Crime/Mystery • 400 pages

9781444721676 • $15.99 PB • MAY

• The first novel in the Malin Fors series, MIDWINTER SACRIFICE, sold over 100,000 copies.

Praise for the MALIN FORS series:

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‘Kallentoft’s books have been called beautiful, exquisite and original. I can see why.’ - Literary Review

Midwinter Sacrifice • 9781444721522 • PB SUMMERTIME DEATH • 9781444721577 • PB AUTUMN KILLING • 9781444721621 • PB

‘Don’t bother with Stieg Larsson, Kallentoft is better.’ - Magnus Utvik, Sweden’s leading critic

‘. . . One of the best-realised female heroines I’ve read by a male writer.’ - Guardian

If you look him in the eye, you’re dead. From the outside, Robert Naysmith is a successful businessman, handsome and charming. But for years he’s been playing a deadly game. He doesn’t choose his victims. Each is selected at random - the first person to make eye contact after he begins ‘the game’ will not have long to live. Their fate is sealed. When the body of a young woman is found on Severn Beach, Detective Inspector Harland is assigned the case. It’s only when he links it to an unsolved murder in Oxford that the police begin to guess at the awful scale of the crimes. But how do you find a killer who strikes without motive?

Eye Contact Fergus McNeill

Crime/Mystery • 352 pages

9781444739640 • $15.99 PB • may PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB ROYAL: 9781444739626 HC: 9781444739619

• Great hook - a serial killer who targets his victims at random, picking the first people he makes eye contact with. ‘Let’s welcome Fergus McNeill to the ranks of British Crime fiction innovators; he has found a darker shade of noir.’ - Quintin Jardine ‘. . . Creepy, compelling and completely convincing.’ - Erin Kelly, author of THE POISON TREE

The epic story of the Spanish conquests of Mexico This is the story of five hundred Spanish adventurers pitting themselves against native armies of hundreds of thousands, including historical characters - principally Cortés and Moctezuma, the Aztec emperor - as told from the point of view of Tozi, a young tribeswoman, who is believed by the Aztecs to be a witch; and Pepillo, a Spanish orphan who is servant to Father Aldino Munez, the sadistic Dominican friar appointed to further the interests of the Inquisition.

War God

Graham Hancock Historical Fiction • 496 pages

9781444734386 • $22.99 TPB Royal • MAY 9781444734379 • $34.99 HC • MAY

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A bittersweet, quirky tale about letting love in, and learning to live Kat Kavanagh is not in love. She has lots of friends, an ordinary job, and she never ever thinks about her past. This is Kat’s story. None of it is true.

Fiction • 448 pages

9780340998120 • $15.99 PB • MAY PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB ROYAL: 9780340998113

• Ciara Geraghty’s writing has that rare ability to make you laugh out loud as well as cry.

And then there is the other story. The one with a twist of fate which somehow brings together a boy from Brighton and a woman in Dublin, and uncovers the truth once and for all. This is the story that’s just about to begin . . .

‘A beautifully written, somewhat whimsical and very encouraging tale about grabbing hold of life’s reins, breaking away from the monotony of a dull routine and following your dreams . . . I adored it.’ - Daily Mail

SAVING GRACE • 9780340976548 • PB BECOMING SCARLETT • 9780340976579 • PB

Here are women’s most incredible and intimate secrets laid bare.

Tracey Cox

Ciara Geraghty

Milo McIntyre loves his mam, the peanutbutter-and-banana muffins at the Funky Banana café, and the lifesaving class he does after school. This is Milo’s story. All of it is true.

ALSO AVAILABLE:

dare

Lifesaving for Beginners

Just about everyone has sex fantasies - and there are lots of reasons why. In fantasy land, there are no rules and you are in charge of the action. But there’s a second type of fantasy one that won’t leave your head and which the truly adventurous want to see through to reality with consequences they can’t always foresee. This book, by sex expert Tracey Cox, is about both types of fantasies: what women dream about - and what happens when they dare to take what existed perfectly in their heads into the stark (sometimes funny, or awful, or thrilling) reality of their beds.

Can England be liberated if the Holy Grail is found? It is 1855. The English revolt has failed, and brutal General Vadula governs England now. Only a few small bands of English rebels still hold out against the Rajthanan empire. Jack Casey survives in remote Shropshire, training young rebels to use the conqueror’s magic. But he is gravely ill, with only two months to live. He agrees to lead his own men, disguised as porters for the conquerors. Their hope is to find a weapon that will free England from her oppressors. But they will find something even more powerful. ALSO AVAILABLE: LAND OF HOPE AND GLORY • 9781444721126 • PB

Praise for Ciara Geraghty:

‘. . . Sad, funny and wise novel.’ - Marie Claire

dare

When Fantasies Come True Tracey Cox Sexuality • 340 pages

9781444769920 • $16.99 PB • MAY

• The first book to share not just women’s sexual fantasies but the most incredible and intimate secrets of what happened when they made them come true. • Written by top international sex expert and TV presenter Tracey Cox who has sold over 2 million copies of her sex guides worldwide.

The Place of Dead Kings Geoffrey Wilson

Fantasy • 448 pages

9781444721157 • $15.99 PB • MAY PREVIOUS EDITIONS: HC: 9781444721133 tpb royal: 9781444742466

• Brilliantly original new fantasy that will appeal to readers who love Raymond Feist, Robin Hobb, Robert Jordan and George R. R. Martin. ‘This impressive debut fuses fantasy with alternate history, reversing the British Empire’s conquest of India . . . The mix of Arthurian legend and Hindu mysticism make this breakneck-paced adventure a rich and engaging read.’ - Publishers Weekly on Land of Hope and Glory

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A historical novel that doesn’t know what year it is; a noir novel that turns all the lights on; a romance novel that arrives drunk to dinner; a science fiction novel that can’t remember what ‘isotope’ means; a stunningly inventive, exceptionally funny, dangerously unsteady and (largely) coherent novel about sex, violence, space, time, and how the best way to deal with history is to ignore it. ALSO AVAILABLE: BOXER, BEETLE • 9780340998410 • PB

What secret lies at the roots of the family tree? Lili Allure, legendary burlesque artiste, has left behind her East End childhood and difficult mother. Busy bathing in giant champagne glasses and designing her own glamorous routines, she hasn’t seen her family in years. But when her mother dies, the curtain is raised on Lili’s past. Viv’s last words were of secrets and mysterious yellow letters - and a Victorian scandal that has cast a shadow over the family for generations. ALSO AVAILABLE:

The Teleportation Accident Ned Beauman

Fiction • 500 pages

9780340998441 • $15.99 PB • MAY

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Fantastically inventive, ingenious and funny new novel from author of the acclaimed BOXER, BEETLE

PREVIOUS EDITIONS: PB Demy: 9780340998434 HC Demy: 9780340998427

• Boxer, Beetle, was shortlisted for the Guardian first book award and the Desmond Elliot Prize, and won the Jewish Book Council’s Outstanding Fiction Award and the UK Writers’ Guild Award in 2011. ‘Another fizzing firework of a caper, featuring as many cracking escapades as its predecessor . . . His prose is wonderfully discursive and buzzes with originality, while scenes of pure farce nod respectfully to Thomas Pynchon and Hunter S. Thompson.’ - Time Out

Show, Don’t Tell Susanna Quinn

Fiction • 368 pages

9781444733617 • $22.99 TPB Royal • MAY

• Family secrets and a Victorian scandal in the seductive world of burlesque.

Praise for GLASS GEISHAS: ‘. . . A fascinating thriller that delves into the Japanese sex industry and into the murky world of hostess clubs.’ - Daily Express

GLASS GEISHAS • 9781444733570 • PB

‘. . . An involving read.’ - Financial Times ‘. . . Gripping.’ - Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat

The novel that will break your heart and make you laugh As a dark evening draws in, the lives of three women are changed forever. The worlds they have been living in, the people they thought they knew - in an instant it all changes. But when everything seems to shatter around them, could three little words be enough to help put the pieces back together again? ALSO AVAILABLE: THIS IS A LOVE STORY • 9781444734218 • PB

Three Little Words Jessica Thompson Fiction • 400 pages

9781444734232 • $15.99 PB • may

• Jessica Thompson’s storytelling is similar in style to indie films like 500 Days of Summer, Juno, Little Miss Sunshine and Away We Go.

Praise for THIS IS A LOVE STORY: ‘Thompson’s first novel is a triumph. . . What I really enjoyed was the way Thompson conveys the whole world of young, single London, the clothes, the music, the furnishings and the central, abiding love of the great city itself, full of excitement and potential. Infectious.’ - Daily Mail

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A mind-bending, thrilling journey into 20th-century history and outer space Larry Zagorski spins wild tales of fantasy worlds for pulp magazines. But as WWII hangs in the balance, the lines between imagination and reality are starting to blur. The truth, it seems, is stranger than anything Larry could invent. But when he looks back on the 20th century, the past is as uncertain as the future. Just where does truth end and illusion begin?

The House of Rumour Jake Arnott

Fiction • 416 pages

9780340922736 • $15.99 PB • MAy PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB ROYAL: 9780340923177 HC: 9780340922729

• For fans of Cloud Atlas, Gravity’s Rainbow and Will Self’s new novel Umbrella. ‘A virtuoso blurring of fact and fantasy . . . highly entertaining and perhaps even mind-expanding.’ - Sunday Times ‘. . . A brilliant achievement.’ - Independent ‘. . . The ideal holiday read for those who like to take their brains with them on vacation.’ - Guardian

The Wayward Wife

The Lost Continent

Jessica Stirling

Historical Fiction 350 pages

9781444744590 $34.99 HC • MAY

Stuck in London when the blitz begins, Susan’s Italian father, hiding out from both the authorities and his former partners in crime, prepares to leave Breda a legacy as explosive as any German bomb. ALSO AVAILABLE: THE LAST VOYAGE • 9781444716405 • MM A Corner of the Heart • 9780340998380 • MM The Paradise Waltz • 9780340980583 • MM A Kiss and a Promise • 9780340962503 • MM

The Lost Continent Gavin Hewitt

Europe’s Darkest Hour Since World War Two Gavin Hewitt Business • 352 pages

9781444764802 $24.99 TPB Royal • MAY 9781444764796 $34.99 HC • MAY

When the US property bubble burst, Europe caught the cold and was left with a debt crisis of staggering proportion. THE LOST CONTINENT is rich in anecdote, weaving together the stories of ordinary people with the high politics and drama of Europe in crisis to give an unparalleled and vivid portrait of a massive shift in modern history.

Skimming Stones Rob Cowen & Leo Critchley

9781444735994 $16.99 PB • may

9781848548428 $16.99 PB • MAY

In 1989, driven by a dream and the memory of her own past, Christina Noble travelled 6,000 miles to Vietnam, a country of great beauty where the terrible legacy of war is still being felt. Against extraordinary odds she opened the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation, providing medical aid and schooling. Through this foundation the street children could find safety and new beginnings under the protection of ‘Mama Tina’.

Fiction • 256 pages

Memoir • 292 pages

9781444703627 $24.99 HC Demy • may

Nat Luurtsema 9781444737158 $16.99 PB • may PREVIOUS EDITION: TPB ROYAL: 9781444737141

Thanks to a bit of divine intervention, Billy Fidget, reformed wheeler-dealer and ex-womaniser, finally has his life back on track. Then his wife, Helen, gets pregnant. And teenage son Tom gets sent to prison for dealing drugs. This is not how life was meant to work out . . . ALSO AVAILABLE: THE BILLY FIDGET’S LETTERS • 9780340996300 • PB

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Memoir • 256 pages

Cuckoo in the Nest

PREVIOUS EDITION: HC: 9781444735987

A book of simple skills that can help us to interact with nature, achieve a deeper connection with it and even step inside another dimension.

The Christina Noble Story Continues Christina Noble

Billy Fidget’s family fortunes Nick Battle

Nature • 256 pages

MAMA TINA

A brilliantly funny memoir from comic Nat Luurtsema, about her time moving back in with her parents at the grand old age of 28.


In BORN TO BE A KING acclaimed royal writer Penny Junor tells Prince William’s fascinating story - from growing up in the spotlight, the tragic death of his mother, his career serving in the RAF, the love story with Kate and their fairytale wedding.

Prince William Born to be King Penny Junor

Biography • 336 pages

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The definitive portrait of the man who will be King

9781444720419 • $16.99 PB • MAY PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB ROYAL: 9781444720402 HC: 9781444720396

• The book contains photographs from Prince William and Kate’s Canadian trip. • Penny Junor has written about the Royal Family for over thirty years. • The book was controversial when it was first released, getting the cover of Maclean’s magazine.

The Sixty Minute Grandparent

How Do We Fix This Mess?

Parenting • 192 pages

Business • 480 pages

9781444745696 $19.99 HC • MAY

9781444757125 $16.99 PB • MAY

Rob Parsons

Robert Peston

PREVIOUS EDITION: TPB ROYAL: 9781444757101

Rob Parsons will help you be the best grandparent you can be - in just one hour! ALSO AVAILABLE:

Robert Peston explains in his characteristically straightforward way how the world got itself into the current economic mess and how we might get out of it.

The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass Volume 6

The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass Volume 6 Adrian Plass

Spirituality • 192 pages

9781444745443 $22.99 HC • MAY

Adrian Plass

Adrian Plass has reluctantly agreed to run his church’s weekend away, but as ever, you can guarantee things won’t go smoothly with Adrian in charge!

LOVING AGAINST THE ODDS • 9780340995990 • PB

The House on an Irish Hillside

Calmer, Easier, Happier Homework

Osama

Chris Ryan Military Fiction 400 pages

Felicity Hayes-McCoy Memoir • 320 pages

Noël Janis-Norton

9781444706468 $15.99 PB • MAY

9781444730319 $16.99 PB • MAY

Parenting • 352 pages

9781444730272 $22.99 PB demy • may

PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB ROYAL: 9781444706451 HC: 9781444706444

This story of how one woman’s life was transformed by a remarkable house on the Dingle peninsula in Ireland is a life-affirming tale of rediscovering lost values and cherishing loved ones, and the communities we live in.

Osama Bin Laden is dead. SAS hero Joe Mansfield was on the ground in Pakistan when it happened. Now, somebody wants Joe dead, and they’re willing to do anything to make it happen.

The calmer, easier, happier way to help your child succeed at school. ALSO AVAILABLE: Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting 9781444729900 • PB

ALSO AVAILABLE: EXTREME: HARD TARGET • 9781444729467 • PB KILLING FOR THE COMPANY • 9781444710304 • PB THE KILL ZONE • 9781444710267 • PB

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Dark forces threaten a fragile peace. 272 AD. Recalled to Syria, imperial agent Cassius Corbulo is charged with recovering the flag. Accompanied by his faithful servant Simo and ex-gladiator bodyguard Indavara, Cassius must journey across the dangerous wastes of Syria to the equally perilous streets of Antioch. He and his companions face ruthless brigands, mysterious cults, merciless assassins and intrigue at every turn. ALSO AVAILABLE: AGENT OF ROME: THE SIEGE • 9781444714852 • HC AGENT OF ROME: THE SIEGE • 9781444714869 • PB Agent of Rome: The Imperial Banner 9781444714944 • TPB Royal Agent of Rome: The Imperial Banner 9781444714852 • HC

The delightful new Dandy Gilver mystery With mistresses vanishing and corpses mounting up, can Mrs. Gilver, detective, pass herself off as Miss Gilver, English mistress, to solve the one and stop the other?

Agent of Rome: The Imperial Banner Nick Brown

Historical Fiction • 608 pages

9781444714890 • $15.99 PB • MAY PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB ROYAL: 9781444714944 HC: 9781444714852

• An explosive Roman Legion series from an outstanding new talent.

Praise for Nick Brown: ‘Brown has given this Roman military/ adventure story a great twist in having Cassius hail from the secret service ranks . . . The Siege is also a character study and offers a rare glimpse into 3rd century Rome and her occupation of Syria.’ - Historical Novels Review

Dandy Gilver and a Bothersome Number of Corpses Catriona McPherson

Crime/Mystery • 336 pages

9781444731873 • $15.99 PB • may PREVIOUS EDITION: HC: 9781444731859

ALSO AVAILABLE: DANDY GILVER AND AN UNSUITABLE DAY FOR A MURDER • 9780340992982 • PB DANDY GILVER AND AN UNSUITABLE DAY FOR A MURDER • 9780340992975 • HC DANDY GILVER AND THE PROPER TREATMENT OF BLOODSTAINS • 9780340992968 • PB

• DANDY GILVER AND THE PROPER TREATMENT OF BLOODSTAINS won the Macavity Award for the best historical mystery of 2012. • Follow Catriona on Twitter: @CatrionaMcP ‘1930s lady detective Dandy Gilver lands a sleuthing gig in a setting straight out of Enid Blyton . . . Corpses serves up murder most foul - and is also good for several giggles.’ - Time Out

Agent of Rome: The Far Shore

THE POISON TIDE

Historical Fiction 320 pages

9781848545847 $15.99 PB • may

Nick Brown

9781444714913 $32.99 HC • AUGUST

Andrew Williams

Fiction • 480 pages

Dandy Gilver and a Deadly Measure of Brimstone Catriona McPherson

When the hated deputy commander of Rome’s Imperial Security Service is assassinated on the island of Rhodes, Cassius Corbulo and his allies soon find themselves bound for Africa, crossing hundreds of miles of hostile sea aboard a ship captained by an untrustworthy Carthaginian smuggler and his ferocious crew.

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A tense story of a spy undercover during the First World War, Andrew Williams recreates the early years of the Secret Service as evocatively as anything by John le Carré or Robert Harris.

Dandy Gilver and a Deadly Measure of Brimstone

Catriona McPherson Crime/Mystery 384 pages

9781444731880 $34.99 HC • AUGUST

Dandy the devoted wife and mother decides it is time to decamp; Dandy the intrepid detective, however, decides to decamp to the scene of a murder she would dearly love to solve. ALSO AVAILABLE: Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for a Murder • 9780340992975 • HC


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The story of Anne Frank’s step-sister, and her struggle for survival in Auschwitz and beyond. Eva arrived at Auschwitz when she was 15 years old. Every other child on the train she journeyed on to the death camp was killed. She eventually discovered her beloved father and brother had been killed, but only after Eva and her mother had spent many months after liberation trawling through the displaced persons camps across Europe, hoping against hope that they might have survived. Eva’s mother later married Anne Frank’s father Otto, after they both lost their spouses in the Holocaust. Eva was exceptionally close to her step-father and he later gave her the Leica camera he had used to take the iconic images of Anne. Eva watched first-hand as Anne’s diary became an international phenomenon and has worked tirelessly for the Anne Frank Foundation for decades. Eva’s story is a compelling first person account that brings out the full horror, prejudice, loss - and occasionally the humanity - experienced by ordinary people during the Holocaust.

• Eva is the closest surviving link to the Frank family.

After Auschwitz

My Memories of Otto and Anne Frank - A Story of Survival Eva Schloss

• Many Holocaust memoirs stop at the end of the war, but Eva’s book is different because although she recalls her life before and during the war, she goes on to reflect on her struggle to rebuild her life afterwards. She is searingly honest about how the Holocaust - and experiencing humanity at its very worst - impacted on, among other things, her experience of motherhood and her relationship with her husband (who is Jewish but spent the war in Israel). Her candid memoir is all the more powerful and inspiring as a result.

Memoir • 352 pages

9781444760699 • $24.99 TPB Royal • JUNE 9781444760682 • $34.99 HC • JUNE

An evocative and profoundly moving novel about the bond between mothers and children, and facing the loss of a parent When John’s ageing mother, Mary, begins to lose her grip on reality, he reluctantly moves her into a nursing home on the Cumbrian coast. Sometimes she is her old self, though, especially when John reminds her of her life in Wigton, particularly when he was a child in the 1940s, and prompts her memories with songs and photos. And he weaves into the tale of Mary’s life the story of her own mother, Grace, the bright, pretty young woman who ruined her prospects by falling for a wounded soldier during WWI and getting pregnant, then had to watch her daughter brought up by a foster mother.

Grace and Mary Melvyn Bragg

Fiction • 256 pages

9781444762358 • $22.99 PB Demy • JUNE 9781444762341 • $32.99 HC Demy • JUNE

• The subject of a loved one losing their memory to dementia or Alzheimer’s will resonate with many. ‘All the craft and graft of good writing are here . . . Be warned, the last few pages are unsentimental, lump-in-thethroat stuff, presaging the extended emotional hangover that is the aftermath of a terrific book.’ - John Harding, Daily Mail

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An unforgettable novel of families, heroism and of the possibilities of finding late love, from the author of the acclaimed Hotel Juliet Moving between present-day Krakow and wartime Poland, The Beautiful Truth tells a passionate and moving story of the way ordinary lives are swept up in extraordinary events. Heartbreaking and uplifting in equal measure, it will not be easily forgotten.

A fantastically atmospheric, sexually charged novel by the acclaimed author of The Cutting Room Jane and Petra have been together for six years and after deciding to have a child, they move to Petra’s hometown, Berlin. But things do not quite go according to plan. Jane, at six months pregnant, finds herself increasingly isolated and preoccupied with the monuments and reminders of the Holocaust which echo around the city - imagining the horrors that happened in the spaces around her. She also begins to suspect their neighbour, Alban Mann, of sexually assaulting his daughter, and places a phone call to the police which holds more significance than she could ever have known . . .

The Beautiful Truth Belinda Seaward

Fiction • 352 pages

9780719521317 • $15.99 PB • JUNE PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB ROYAL: 9780719521218 HC: 9780719521119

• For readers of Helen Dunmore, Sadie Jones and Rose Tremain. ‘Africa and aviation, red dust and wide, white skies . . . this romance will soon dispel those January blues . . . A thrillingly observant writer and crafter of highly sensual prose, Seaward employs the language and lore of the skies to considerable metaphorical effect . . . its richly descriptive escapism is seductive.’ - Daily Mail

The Girl on the Stairs Louise Welsh

Psychological Thriller • 288 pages

9781848546509 • $15.99 PB • JUNE PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB ROYAL: 9781848546608 HC: 9781848546486

‘Louise Welsh’s taut new novel at times feels like a potent cross between The Yellow Wallpaper and Rear Window . . . Welsh expertly conveys the escalation of Jane’s suspicions to something approaching obsession.’ - Observer ‘. . . An impressive psychological chiller.’ - Sunday Telegraph

‘Brilliantly atmospheric, the tension builds until you are chilled to the core.’ - Good Housekeeping

Decadent, desperate Athens in the sixth century It is 612 AD and Aelric - senator of the Roman Empire, fresh from a bloodbath in Egypt - is forced to divert the Imperial galley to Athens. He finds a demoralized and corrupt provincial city threatened by an army rumoured to contain twenty million starving barbarians. He will have to call upon all his formidable intellect and lethal ingenuity to survive his enemies inside and outside the city walls . . . ALSO AVAILABLE: THE SWORD OF DAMASCUS • 9781444709681 • PB CONSPIRACIES OF ROME • 9780340951132 • PB THE TERROR OF CONSTANTINOPLE 9780340951156 • PB The Blood of Alexandria • 9780340951170 • PB

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The Ghosts of Athens Richard Blake

Historical Fiction • 448 pages

9781444709711 • $15.99 PB • JUNE PREVIOUS EDITION: TPB ROYAL: 9781444709704

• Set in the dying days of the Roman Empire, an incredibly fascinating and actionpacked era rarely covered by authors. • Blake is an exßpert on seventh-century Europe and brings that little-known world to life.

Praise for THE TERROR OF CONSTANTINOPLE: ‘Vivid characters, devious plotting and buckets of gore are enhanced by his unfamiliar choice of period. Nasty, fun and educational.’ - Daily Telegraph


A young man with Down’s Syndrome has been convicted of burning down his care home and killing five people, but a fellow inmate at his secure psychiatric unit has hired Thora to prove Jakob is innocent. If he didn’t do it, who did? And how is the multiple murder connected to the death of Magga, killed in a hit-and-run on her way to babysit? ALSO AVAILABLE: I REMEMBER YOU • 9781444738490 • TPB ROYAL THE DAY IS DARK • 9781444700107 • PB ASHES TO DUST • 9781444700077 • PB

Someone to Watch Over Me Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Crime/Mystery • 252 pages

9781444734423 • $22.99 TPB Royal • JUNE

HODDER

A creepy, compelling thriller

• Bestselling Scandinavian crime from the author of LAST RITUALS: grisly, gripping and guaranteed to make your skin crawl.

Praise for Yrsa Sigurdardottir: ‘Publishers and blurb writers are competing to hail the new monarch of Nordic crime fiction . . . I would be tempted to offer a name not from the obvious crime soil of Sweden or Norway, but from bleak and moody Iceland . . .’ - Marcel Berlins, The Times

‘. . . Iceland’s answer to Stieg Larsson.’ - Daily Telegraph

A terrifying ghost story from the queen of Icelandic crime writing In an isolated village in the Icelandic Westfjords, three friends set to work renovating a derelict house. But soon they realise they are not alone there - something wants them to leave, and it’s making its presence felt. Meanwhile, in a town across the fjord, a young doctor investigating the suicide of an elderly woman discovers that she was obsessed with his vanished son. When the two stories collide, the terrifying truth is uncovered . . .

I Remember You Yrsa Sigurdardottir Horror • 400 pages

9781444729269 • $15.99 PB • AUGUST PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB ROYAL: 9781444738490

Praise for Yrsa Sigurdardottir: ‘. . . Brilliantly plotted and chilling.’ - Daily Mirror

‘An absorbing mystery . . . Sigurdardottir makes the island under hot lava just as atmospherically chilling as she made Iceland’s dark winters in her two prior novels.’ - The Times ‘. . . A chilling read, enhanced by Sigurdardottir’s taut plotting, realistic characters, and dry humour.’ - Metro Crime Books of the Year

When Holly is faced with the biggest decision of her life, can she make the fairy tale become a reality? Holly knows only too well that dreams are just that and when it feels like everything - and everybody - is conspiring against her, Holly heads for New York with her best friend Meg. The magic of Manhattan has Holly in its grasp: strutting down 5th Avenue and drinking too many cosmopolitans, taking romantic carriage rides in Central Park and standing at the top of the Empire State building she can scarcely believe how far away the real world seems. ALSO AVAILABLE: The Camera Never Lies • 9781444734195 • PB

It’s Up to You, New York Tess Daly

Fiction • 400 pages

9781444740585 • $15.99 PB • JUNE

• Fun, fast-paced chick lit in the style of Lindsey Kelk’s I Heart New York. ‘The gorgeous and fearless Tess has stuck her neck out and written a delightfully sharp and well-observed novel (4 stars).’ - Mirror

‘If you’ve dreamed about going behind the scenes in the catty world of TV, then this book is for you! It’s the perfect girlie read to snuggle up with and totally switch off.’ - Woman magazine

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Giles Coren

Humour • 400 pages

Nick Page

9781444706925 $16.99 PB • may

Spirituality • 320 pages

9780340996263 $16.99 PB • JUNE PREVIOUS EDITION: HC: 9780340996256

Star of TV’s Supersizers and The Times’ restaurant columnist Giles Coren brings us his hilarious and practical wisdom on eating out - from McDonalds to Michelin stars. ALSO AVAILABLE: ANGER MANAGEMENT (FOR BEGINNERS) 9781444706888 • PB

The Manner of Men

Kingdom of Fools

How to Eat Out

The Manner of Men

Stuart Tootal

History • 448 pages

9781848546776 $32.99 HC • JUNE

Stuart Tootal

ALSO AVAILABLE:

Colonel Stuart Tootal draws on the firsthand accounts of surviving D-Day veterans from both sides, detailed research and his own experiences of facing the odds of battle to tell the incredible, epic story of a desperate band of brothers fighting their way to victory in the face of impossible odds.

THE WRONG MESSIAH • 9780340996287 • PB THE LONGEST WEEK • 9780340995266 • PB

ALSO AVAILABLE:

The author of THE WRONG MESSIAH turns his attention to the life of the early church, digging deep into first century culture to understand why it made such an impact and what we can learn today.

DANGER CLOSE • 9781848542587 • PB

Cocoa at Midnight

Is It Just Me? Memoir • 336 pages

The Real Story of My Time as a HouseKeeper Kathleen Clifford 9781444735956 $16.99 PB • june

ALSO AVAILABLE:

Making the Law Work for You Nick Freeman

9781444734164 $16.99 PB • JUNE

Memoir • 272 pages

Insightful and endearing memoir of a life lived in service as a housekeeper at a stately home.

The Art of the Loophole

Miranda Hart

Legal • 320 pages

9781444734089 $16.99 PB • JUNE

PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB ROYAL: 9781444734157 HC: 9781444734140

Britain’s best loved comedienne laments on the horrors of growing up and offers her younger self some essential advice on grappling with life’s unexpected perils and blunders.

Britain’s highest profile lawyer reveals his legal loophole secrets.

THE MAID’S TALE • 9781444735864 • PB

Night Music

False Friends

Black Bear

Fiction • 416 pages

Military Fiction 480 pages

Crime/Mystery 400 pages

9780340925010 $15.99 PB • june

9781848544871 $22.99 TPB Royal • JUNE 9781848544864 $34.99 HC • JUNE

Jojo Moyes

Aly Monroe

Stephen Leather

9780340895962 $15.99 PB • june

PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB ROYAL: 9780340925003 HC: 9780340924990

Isabel Delancey has always taken her gifted life for granted. But when her husband dies suddenly, leaving her with a mountain of debt, she and her two children are forced to abandon their home and move to a crumbling pile in the country.

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The ninth book in the bestselling Dan ‘Spider’ Shepherd series. also available: fair game • 9780340924983 • PB LIVE FIRE • 9780340921753 • MM

Agent Peter Cotton was drugged and found badly bruised and injected with at least three ‘truth-drugs’ on the streets of NYC. Cotton must piece together what has happened to him and why he has been allowed to live.

ALSO AVAILABLE:

also available:

The Peacock Emporium • 9780340960370 • PB

THE MAZE OF CADIZ • 9781848540323 • PB WASHINGTON SHADOW • 9780719520938 • PB ICELIGHT • 9781848544857 • PB


Lucas had told himself he would never come here, told himself that it was not his place. When he’d said goodbye to Evie at the City gate, he’d meant it; had intended never to see her again. Base Camp belonged to her and Raffy; the world outside the City was their world, not his. But he had no choice, he told himself as he ran. And he was not coming to live; he was coming because he had to, because he needed help, because he was fighting an enemy he didn’t know, didn’t understand. ALSO AVAILABLE: THE KILLABLES • 9781444722802 • PB THE KILLABLES • 9781444722772 • PB demy

The Disappearances Gemma Malley

Fiction • 384 pages

9781444722833 • $22.99 pb demy • june

• High concept plot set in a future state, that follows two emotionally engaging teenage characters. • A beautifully-crafted story with a desire to tackle serious contemporary issues about humanity’s relationship with death, nature, science - and personal and social responsibility.

Praise for Gemma Malley: ‘. . . Thought-provoking and an important one to read.’ - The Times ‘. . . Chillingly well-imagined.’

Civilisation’s gone . . . he’s stayed to bury the dead. The outbreak tore the USA in two. The east remains a safe haven. The west has become a ravaged wilderness. They call it the Evacuated States. It is here that Henry Marco makes his living. Hired by grieving relatives, he tracks down the dead to deliver peace. Now Homeland Security wants Marco for a mission unlike any other. He must return to California, where the apocalypse began. Where a secret is hidden. And where his own tragic past waits to punish him again . . .

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Part two in a gripping dystopian trilogy, for fans of The Hunger Games

- Daily Mail

The Return Man V.M. Zito

Fiction • 464 pages

9781444744637 • $15.99 PB • june

• An immensely popular genre, reflected in literature (The Road), TV (The Walking Dead), film (the forthcoming World War Z starring Brad Pitt) and games (Dead Island, among many others). ‘. . . Bloody excellent.’ - Financial Times ‘Zito expertly piles on thrills, cliffhangers and numerous twists, investing renewed life into the shambling, cliché-ridden corpse of the zombie subgenre.’ - Guardian ‘. . . An overload of thrills, spills and adventure.’ - Sun

Downton Abbey meets Fifty Shades of Grey in this electrifying story of love and sex set in Edwardian England.

ALL I WANT IS YOU Elizabeth Anthony

1919. Seventeen-year-old Sophie is a simple scullery maid at Belfield Hall, but what she truly desires is to dance on stage in London. She can hardly believe it when the bold and glamorous Lady Beatrice takes her under her wing, with a promise to help fulfil her dream. But Beatrice’s attentions are not as selfless as they appear. Following the death of the Duke, the Hall welcomes a new heir - the seductively handsome Lord Ashley - a man that Beatrice will do anything to ensnare . . .

ALL I WANT IS YOU Elizabeth Anthony

Erotica/Fiction • 304 pages

9781444768954 • $15.99 PB • JUNE

• Addictive story-telling, this is a thrillingly romantic and sexy novel of love, lust and sensual delights. • Set in a country house just after WWI, this tale of forbidden love between a kitchen maid and her aristocratic master taps into the huge appetite for historical drama, perfect for fans of Downton Abbey. • Will appeal to the legions of new erotica readers who have devoured Fifty Shades of Grey or Sylvia Day and are looking for their next indulgent treat.

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Detective Chief Inspector John Kerr is caught in a fight to the death with two gold smugglers. The American wife of the British Defence Secretary is brutally murdered while walking her dog. A senior judge is executed in Middle Temple Lane. Blocked by ‘affirmative inaction’ at New Scotland Yard and threats from MI6, Kerr deploys a talented female operative undercover to force the truth. A dirty bomb attack proves the motive is hatred of the United States. But is this domestic extremism or the work of foreign spies? As attacks escalate, Kerr confronts treachery and corruption from his own side and resorts to action as extreme as the dark forces turned against him.

The Extremist Roger Pearce

Thriller • 448 pages

9781444765052 • $22.99 TPB Royal • JULY 9781444721881 • $32.99 HC • JULY

• Roger Pearce is a former undercover officer, commander of Special Branch and Director of Intelligence, reponsible for coordinating all security services in the capital. • In the bestselling tradition of thriller writers like Stella Rimington, Chris Ryan and Lee Child and in the vein of TV series The Wire and The Spiral.

ALSO AVAILABLE: AGENT OF THE STATE • 9781444742404 • TPB ROYAL AGENT OF THE STATE • 9781444721867 • PB

International #1 bestseller Melissa Hill keeps you guessing to the very end! When a couple decide to leave their Irish relatives at home and have a peaceful Caribbean wedding, they don’t count on both families deciding to join them. ALSO AVAILABLE: THE CHARM BRACELET • 9780340993415 • PB THE CHARM BRACELET • 9780340993408 TPB royal WISHFUL THINKING • 9780340953440 • PB SOMETHING FROM TIFFANY’S • 9780340993361 PB THE TRUTH ABOUT YOU • 9780340993323 • PB PLEASE FORGIVE ME • 9780340952955 • PB BEFORE I FORGET • 9780340952993 • PB THE LAST TO KNOW • 9780340953310 • PB

The guest list Melissa Hill

Fiction • 400 pages

9780340993446 • $22.99 TPB Royal • JULY

• Melissa is a huge #1 bestseller in Ireland. Her latest novel SOMETHING FROM TIFFANY’S had five weeks at #1 and more than 3 months in the top 5.

Praise for THE CHARM BRACELET: ‘. . . A fab read ****’ - Star magazine ‘THE CHARM BRACELET is Melissa Hill’s 11th novel and is the kind of book you can’t put down. A brilliant read.’ - Woman’s Way

AGENT OF THE STATE

Just Like Proper Grown-Ups

High Heels and Holiness

Thriller • 448 pages

Fiction • 400 pages

9781444721867 $15.99 PB • AUGUST

9781444710465 $15.99 PB • june

Mind, Body, Spirit 224 pages

Roger Pearce

Christina Hopkinson

Jo Saxton

9780340995327 $16.99 PB • june

PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB ROYAL: 9781444710458 HC: 9781444710441

When Detective Chief Inspector John Kerr’s investigations are blocked by his bosses in Scotland Yard, he decides to go it alone and begins to expose a cover-up that extends to all levels of the British Establishment.

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Do growing up and growing old go hand in hand? Glamorously carefree and nearing forty, Tess shows no sign of settling down. That is, until she drops a bombshell on four of her friends: she’s pregnant, and has chosen them as godparents. On a challenging and hilarious journey through birth, Botox, bad sex and beyond, all five friends must discover that while growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional . . .

As Christian women, where is our place in today’s culture? How do we embrace life and live it to the full? ALSO AVAILABLE: INFLUENTIAL • 9780340995358 • PB REAL GOD, REAL LIFE • 9780340995297 • PB


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Typographical errors, slips of the pen and embarrassing misprints which, like any typo of any kind, should never have happened, cannot be excused, and must not in any way be glorified. Enjoy. You’ll travel back in time to meet great figures from history: Sir Francis Drake (who circumcised the world in a small ship), Queen Victoria (who pissed graciously over the Menai Bridge), and Rambo (the famous French poet). You’ll find moral instruction (‘Blessed are the meek, for they shall irrigate the earth’) and pearls of wisdom (‘love is just a passing fanny’). You’ll be outraged by politicians who exploit disasters to boost their pubic profiles; entranced by lambs that gamble in the fields; concerned for a man who was admitted to hospital suffering from severe buns; and appalled to meet 11-year-old twins Helen and Ugh.

• Perfect gift book for wordlovers/pedants and anyone who enjoyed The Etymologion or Eats, Shoots and Leaves. • Lots of books of mistakes, but first book of typos, where a single letter can make all the difference! • Contributions expected from prominent comedians, journalists, authors, etc., as well as industry insiders.

‘Delightful . . . as an 1864 edition of the Bible suggested, “Rejoice and be exceedingly clad!’’’ - TLS ‘Roundly entertaining . . . the pedant’s stocking filler for 2012’.

JUST MY TYPO: FROM ‘SINNING WITH THE CHOIR’ TO ‘THE LARGE HARDON COLLIDER’ Drummond Moir

Humour • 192 pages

9781444759990 • $14.99 PB • JUly

- Bookseller magazine humour picks

‘Hilarious! Don’t read it through in one sitting, tempting as it might be to see what’s over the page. You do reach a stage where it’s difficult for onlookers to establish if you’re convulsed with laughter or in need of medical assistance.’ - Bookbag

The multiple prize-winning fourth book in the Inspector Bordelli crime series, translated from the Italian Florence, October 1966. The rain is neverending. When a young boy vanishes on his way home from school the police fear the worst, and Inspector Bordelli begins an increasingly desperate investigation. Then the flood hits. In the aftermath of this unimaginable tragedy the mystery of the child’s disappearance seems destined to go unsolved. But obstinate as ever, Bordelli is not prepared to give up. ALSO AVAILABLE: DEATH IN AUGUST • 9781444712216 • PB DEATH AND THE OLIVE GROVE • 9781444712247 • PB DEATH IN SARDINIA • 9781444712278 • PB

Death in Florence Marco Vichi

Crime/Mystery • 400 pages

9781444712308 • $15.99 PB • JUly 9781444712292 • $29.99 HC demy • APRIL

• Evocative crime noir set in 1960s Florence, perfect for fans of Italian culture, history and food. • DEATH IN FLORENCE won the Scerbanenco, Rieti, Camaiore and Azzeccagarbugli prizes in Italy. ‘. . . A real find for anyone who likes their crime novels atmospheric, discursive, humorous and thought-provoking.’ - Guardian

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A race against the clock . . .

Harry’s Game Gerald Seymour

A British cabinet minister is gunned down on a London street by an IRA assassin. In the wake of national outcry, the authorities must find the hitman. But the trail is long cold, the killer gone to ground in Belfast, and they must resort to more unorthodox methods to unearth him. Ill prepared and poorly briefed, undercover agent Harry Brown is sent into the heart of enemy territory to infiltrate the terrorists. For Harry Brown, alone in a city of strangers, where an intruder is the subject of immediate gossip and rumour, one false move is enough to leave him fatally isolated . . .

Harry’s Game Gerald Seymour

Thriller • 350 pages

9781444760019 • $15.99 PB • JULY

‘. . . Absorbing from beginning to end . . . the sort of book that makes you lose track of time.’ - New York Times ‘. . . Evokes the atmosphere and smell of the back streets of Belfast as nothing else I have ever read.’ - Frederick Forsyth, Sunday Express

‘Devastatingly good . . . you can smell the mean streets where the terrorists hide.’ - Spectator

‘First rate . . . Edge-of-the-seat reading.’ - Washington Post

He will find the killer . . . When Bill Erlich, a young FBI agent, learns that one of his closest friends has been murdered in Athens, he vows that he will find the killer, even if it means breaking the rules. The man he suspects is a British mercenary known as Colt, who has been working for the Iraqi government, and is as elusive as he is dangerous. Erlich follows Colt to England, where he has been dispatched to recruit a disaffected scientist. Determined to bring Colt to justice at whatever cost, Erlich crosses an invisible line beyond which there is no return . . . ALSO AVAILABLE: A DENIABLE DEATH • 9781444705874 • PB THE COLLABORATOR • 9780340918883 • PB THE DEALER AND THE DEAD • 9780340918920 • PB

The new book from the acknowledged master of the modern British thriller Winnie Monks has never forgotten - or forgiven - the death of a young agent on her team at the hands of a former Russian Army Major turned gangster. Now, years later, she hears the Major is travelling to a villa on the Costa del Sol and she asks permission to send in a surveillance unit. They find an empty property near the Major’s. The Villa Paraiso. It’s perfect to spy from - and as a base for Winnie’s darker, less official, plans.

Condition Black Gerald Seymour

Thriller • 352 pages

9781444760231 • $15.99 PB • JULY

‘. . . Gripping, informative and wellpaced.’ - Independent ‘I would class this book with the first-rate achievements of Graham Greene, Charles McCarry and Le Carré.’ - Chicago Tribune

‘. . . Combines the landscapes and rugged manhunts of Geoffrey Household with the dispassionate sniper’s eye of Eric Ambler.’ - The Times ‘Gives the many-sided suspense story such a wealth of factual detail, it is in the same class as Frederick Forsyth’s best.’ - Daily Mail

The Outsiders Gerald Seymour

Thriller • 320 pages

9781444705904 • $15.99 PB • AUGUST PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB ROYAL: 9781444705898 HC: 9781444705881

• A DENIABLE DEATH was in the Sunday Times Top 10 for three weeks on publication. ‘Once again demonstrating his ability to probe the moral murkiness of the spy trade and create an absorbingly diverse ensemble, Seymour crafts a sophisticated, reader-teasing tale.’ - The Sunday Times

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Scottish former police protection officer Harriet ‘Harry’ Armstrong discovers the body of a beautiful young woman outside the home of a powerful US Senator. Detective Michael Freeman knows this case means pressure pressure to close the case quickly, pressure to keep the Senator out of it, pressure from his ambitious wife not to rock the political boat. But Harry and Freeman have both become involved in a conspiracy that is impossible to walk away from . . .

Rock Creek Park Simon Conway

Crime/Mystery • 400 pages

9781444727784 • $15.99 PB • july PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB ROYAL: 9781444727777 HC: 9781444727760

• One of the most exciting British thriller writers to emerge for a generation. • Combines noir procedural with big geopolitical action. ‘Simon Conway is a serious talent.’ - Richard North Patterson

ALSO AVAILABLE: A LOYAL SPY • 9780340839683 • pb RAGE • 9780340839652 • MM DAMAGED • 9781444727746 • PB

A family drama on a grand scale Set against the magnificent background of the eighteenth century where science and magic, death and beauty meet in the gilded salons of the decadent nobility and the brothels and debtors’ prisons of London, Francis tells of his many love affairs and his deadly duels, his encounters with courtesans and castrati, alchemists and anatomists, Rosicrucians, visionaries, monsters, charlatans, spies and assassins. His travels take him through France, across the Alpine passes to Venice and the pirate-infested Mediterranean Sea to Egypt, Cyprus and distant, exotic Constantinople on the trail of his mysterious ancestor Tobias who might - just possibly - still be alive. ALSO AVAILABLE: FARUNDELL • 9781848543300 • PB

A true tale of survival against the most extraordinary odds In 1939, on his thirteenth birthday, Sam Pivnik’s life changed forever when the Nazis invaded Poland. He survived the two ghettoes set up in his home town of Bedzin and six months on Auschwitz’s notorious Rampkommando where prisoners were either taken away for entry to the camp or gassing. After this harrowing experience he was sent to work at the brutal Furstengrube mining camp. He could have died on the ‘Death March’ that took him west as the Third Reich collapsed and he was one of only a handful of people who swam to safety when the Royal Air Force sank the prison ship Cap Arcona, in 1945, mistakenly believing it to be carrying fleeing members of the SS. Now in his eighties, Sam Pivnik tells for the first time the story of his life.

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The pulse-pounding thriller from the 2010 winner of the CWA Steel Dagger Award

‘This is Conway’s best and most imaginative book yet.’ - Robert Draper

Fate

L.R. Fredericks Historical Fiction • 528 pages

9781848543331 • $15.99 PB • July PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB ROYAL: 9781848543324 HC: 9781848543317

• Neal Stephenson crossed with Alexandre Dumas, Fate has traces of Brideshead Revisited and Atonement. ‘Fredericks brilliantly absorbs the detail of eighteenth-century cities, country, clothes, food, theatre, music and architecture. This fast-paced fiction transcends the genre . . . Read Fate; discover its secrets; meet its characters; experience Damory’s quest; above all enjoy a deeper sense of what it is to be human.’ - Historical Novels Review

Survivor

Auschwitz, the Death March and My Fight for Freedom Sam Pivnik Memoir • 320 pages

9781444758399 • $16.99 PB • JULY PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB ROYAL: 9781444758382 HC: 9781444758375

‘Sixty-seven years after the end of the war, by which point the extent of Hitler’s death camps have been fully exposed, we’ve heard it all before, read the book, seen the movie. Yet we haven’t. That’s the thing about human stories: each is unique. Sam’s is remarkable. Not just the death camps, but his escape from them. And that he could build a life afterwards.’ - The Big Issue

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Clarissa’s England

Spitalfields Life The Gentle Author

Clarissa Dickson Wright Travel • 400 pages

Travel Writing 288 pages

9781444729115 $15.99 PB • JUNE

9781444703962 $16.99 PB • JULY

THE RULES: THE WAY OF THE CYCLING DISCIPLE The Velominati: Keepers of the Cog

The quintessential Englishwoman Clarissa Dickson Wright, one of the Two Fat Ladies and author of Spilling the Beans, takes us on a personal journey through the country of her birth. From Cornwall to Cumbria, Norfolk to Northumbria she brings her extraordinary knowledge, huge passion, forthright opinions and inimitable wit to the distinctive history and regional character of every corner of England.

A wonderful collection of authentic, colourful stories of life in the heart of London’s East End, selected from the popular blog Spitalfields Life.

BLOOD BROTHERS Sekonaia Takavesi

BLOOD BROTHERS Sekonaia Takavesi

Military History 242 pages

Sekonaia Takavesi is ‘The SAS man’s SAS man’. This extraordinary memoir takes you from the idyllic beaches of Fiji to a world of high octane conflict with the Special Air Service - culminating with Tak’s crucial role in the Battle of Mirbat.

Sports/Cycling 224 pages

9781444767513 $16.99 PB • JULY

Every pastime, every culture, every pursuit has rules. When you buy into the activity, you buy into the rules, and you obey them so that you can belong to the gang. The Velominati embrace cycling not as a pastime, but as a way of life, as obsessed with style, heritage, authenticity and wisdom as with performance.

Running My Life - The Autobiography

Fiction • 392 pages

Memoir/Running 480 pages

9781444736359 $22.99 TPB Royal • JULY 9781444736342 $34.99 HC • JULY

The captivating story of the life and loves of a woman who breaks free of her strict Jewish upbringing. ALSO AVAILABLE: THE NOVEL IN THE VIOLA • 9780340995693 • PB

Seb Coe

9781444732535 $16.99 PB • JULY PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB ROYAL: 9781444731026 HC: 9781444732528

The full story of one of the most remarkable men in sport, who also served in John Major’s Conservative government from 1992 to 1997, developed ‘sharp elbows’ to become chief of staff to William Hague leader of the Party from 1997 to 2001 - and finally a member of the House of Lords.

The Great Northern Cookbook

A Proper Family Holiday

The Sea on Our Skin

Fiction • 320 pages

Fiction • 304 pages

Cookery • 224 pages

9781444742732 $15.99 PB • JULY

Chrissie Manby

Sean Wilson

9781444761139 $32.99 HC • july

Sean Wilson, who played Martin Platt in Coronation Street for over 20 years, is now an award-winning cheesemaker and chef. This is the guide to northern cuisine in his 4-part Channel Five series.

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The Velominati: Keepers of the Cog

The Gallery of Vanished Husbands

Natasha Solomons

9781444769821 $24.99 tPB royal • JULY

THE RULES: THE WAY OF THE CYCLING DISCIPLE

Madeleine Tobert 9781444734126 $15.99 PB • july

PREVIOUS EDITION: tPB royal: 9781444734119

The first in a laugh-out-loud, new chick lit series by bestselling author Chrissie Manby. ALSO AVAILABLE: KATE’S WEDDING • 9781444733655 • PB CRAZY IN LOVE • 9780340937044 • PB WHAT I DID ON MY HOLIDAYS • 9780340992838 PB GETTING OVER MR. RIGHT • 9780340992791 • PB

A lyrical novel of mothers and sons, love, family and the far-reaching consequences of betrayal, set on a small Pacific island.


High flier Matt Beckford’s sole ambition is to turn forty with his life sorted. And with a Porsche on the drive and a job that requires him to spend more time in BA’s club lounge than his own lounge, it looks like things are going in the right direction. But when Matt’s wife unexpectedly calls time on their marriage, a chain of events is set in motion that very quickly sees him facing forty broke, homeless and completely alone. ALSO AVAILABLE: THE STAG AND HEN WEEKEND • 9781444708592 TPB ROYAL THE STAG AND HEN WEEKEND • 9781444708608 PB THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING A BACHELOR 9780340918524 • PB THE TO-DO LIST • 9780340936757 • PB

The first comprehensive look at the life and death of one the most influential musicians of the 20th century, tying in with the 35th anniversary of his death From folk artist to flower power pixie elfin to the king of glam rockers, T-Rex front man Marc Bolan was the ultimate chameleon. His farreaching musical and stylistic influence is more relevant today than ever with hits such as ‘Ride A White Swan’, ‘Children Of The Revolution’, ‘Get It On’ and ‘Hot Love’ as fresh and exhilarating as when first released. At the peak of his popularity during his lifetime Bolan was outselling Jimi Hendrix and The Who, and yet relatively little is really known about the hypnotic, enigmatic 20th-century boy turned 21st-century icon.

The chilling true tale of the family doctor suspected of murdering 160 of his patients in the 1950s The Curious Habits of Dr. Adams brilliantly brings to life the atmosphere of post-war England, and uses a wealth of new documents to follow the twists and turns of an extraordinary Scotland Yard murder enquiry. As expertly crafted as the best period detective novel, this book casts an entertainingly chilling light on a man reputed to be one of England’s most prolific serial killers. ALSO AVAILABLE: THE MAGNIFICENT SPILSBURY AND THE CASE OF THE BRIDES IN THE BATH • 9781848541092 • pb THE MAGNIFICENT SPILSBURY AND THE CASE OF THE BRIDES IN THE BATH • 9781848541085 • tpb royal

Turning Forty Mike Gayle

Fiction • 336 pages

9780340918548 • $22.99 TPB Royal • JULY 9780340918531 • $34.99 HC • JULY

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The follow-up to the hugely successful Turning Thirty

• Mike has sold just under 1 million novels in the ten years since he wrote MY LEGENDARY GIRLFRIEND.

Praise for Mike Gayle: ‘The Brummie author is particularly adept at depicting male and female characters with equal conviction . . . He affords his characters patience, and his plots all move along swimmingly on the back of his clear and comfy prose . . . The execution is pretty damn smart.’ Book of the Week **** - Daily Mirror

Ride a White Swan Lesley-Ann Jones

Biography/Music • 384 pages

9781444758795 • $16.99 PB • JULY PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB ROYAL: 9781444758788 HC: 9781444758771

• A major new biopic of Bolan’s life is expected to be released in 2013. • Lesley-Ann Jones has the backing of Bolan’s only son, his former partner Gloria Jones, manager and one time lover Simon Napier-Bell and former producer Tony Visconti, among others.

The Curious Habits of Dr. Adams Jane Robins

True Crime • 220 pages

9781848544710 • $24.99 tpb royal • JULY 9781848544703 • $32.99 HC • JULY

• Incredibly gripping tale of one of the worst serial killers England has ever seen. • Reads like fiction - a murder mystery in the Agatha Christie tradition of country homes filled with servants and secrets. ‘. . . Not just a compelling read but also an intriguing slice of social history.’ - The Express on The Magnificent Spilsbury

‘. . . A riveting and beautifully written book.’’ - Daily Telegraph on The Magnificent Spilsbury

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The fascinating and little-known history of the last 10 days of WWII in Europe WAR AFTER HITLER looks at these last ten days both as a narrative day-by-day countdown and as a broad history of tumultuous global events - the final moments of a European war that had seen some of the most savage battles in human history. This is a fascinating exploration of a crucial period of history that would shape the emerging new world, which starts with the death of Hitler and ends with Churchill’s secret telegram to Truman ‘An iron curtain is drawn upon their front. We do not know what is going on behind it’. ALSO AVAILABLE: TOTAL WAR • 9781848542303 • TPB ROYAL TOTAL WAR • 9781848542310 • PB THE RETREAT: HITLER’S FIRST DEFEAT 9780719569722 • PB LENINGRAD • 9780719569425 • PB

Tell Me Who I Am

Tell Me Who I Am Alex Lewis & Marcus Lewis

Motherland

Alex Lewis & Marcus Lewis

Kelly Corrigan

Memoir • 352 pages

Memoir • 368 pages

9781444757279 $22.99 PB Demy • JULY 9781444757262 $32.99 HC Demy • JULY

The strange tale of a dark and twisted family secret and the journey from deprivation to a redemption founded on brotherly love.

Motherland Kelly Corrigan

From the author of the bestselling memoirs The Middle Place and Lift comes a compelling new memoir about the true meaning of motherhood.

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The 100 Most Pointless Things in the World

Florence Knight Cookery • 288 pages

One Florence Knight

9781444734850 $38.99 HC • JULY

Florence Knight, head chef at Polpetto, sets herself the challenge of creating stunning meals from the most everyday storecupboard essentials.

9781444725148 $22.99 TPB Royal • JULY

A Pointless Book Written by the Presenters of the Hit BBC 1 TV Show Alexander Armstrong Humour • 304 pages

9781444762051 $12.99 PB • JULY 9781444762044 $24.99 HC • APRIL

An hilarious collection of musings on some of the most pointless things found in everyday modern life. ALSO AVAILABLE: THE ARMSTRONG AND MILLER BOOK 9781847444318 • HC

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after Hitler Michael Jones

History • 252 pages

9781848544956 • $22.99 TPB Royal • JULY 9781848544949 • $32.99 HC • JULY

Praise for Michael Jones: ‘A milestone in the treatment of the battle . . . highly effective and utterly captivating . . . This is the finest history of its type published to date.’ - David Glanz

‘. . . A tribute to the resilience of the human spirit.’ - Herald ‘Jones deserves full credit for the remarkable personal testimonies he has amassed.’ - Max Hastings, Sunday Times

The Peacock Emporium (Reissue) Jojo Moyes

Fiction • 448 pages

9780340960370 $15.99 PB • july

Suzanna Peacock finds refuge from her mother’s shameful legacy in her shop, the Peacock Emporium. Within its magical walls she discovers not just friendship, and an escape from her troubled marriage, but the first real passion of her life. But the spectre of her mother still haunts Suzanna, setting in place a series of dramatic events.

The Orpheus Descent Tom Harper

Thriller • 400 pages

9781444731361 $22.99 TPB Royal • july 9781444731354 $34.99 HC • july

Archaeologist Lily Barnes, working on a dig in southern Italy, has just found the thirteenth tablet, which names the location to the mouth of Hell itself. And then Lily vanishes.


Betrayal

Julian Stockwin Historical Fiction • 384 pages

Cape Colony is proving a tiresome assignment for Captain Kydd’s daring commander-in-chief Commodore Popham. Rumours that South America’s Spanish colonies are in a ferment of popular unrest and of a treasure hoard of silver spur him to assemble a makeshift invasion fleet and launch a bold attack on the capital of the Viceroyalty of the River Plate, Buenos Aires.

• Julian Stockwin’s Kydd series is in the top 1.5% most borrowed from UK libraries.

also available:

Praise for Julian Stockwin:

CONQUEST • 9781444711981 • PB VICTORY • 9780340961223 • MM INVASION • 9780340961179 • PB admiral’s daughter • 9780340898611 • pb COMMAND • 9780340898574 • pb TENACIOUS • 9780340832226 • PB QUARTERDECK • 9780340832196 • PB MUTINY • 9780340837849 • pb SEAFLOWER • 9780340837832 • PB ARTEMIS • 9780340837825 • PB

The tale of an English Mormon family, as savagely funny as it is tragic As the narrative baton passes from one Leeke to the next, disaster inexorably looms. Except that nothing goes according to plan, and the outcome is as unexpected as it is shocking. Giving a fascinating insight into the Mormon way of life, this blackly funny tale of innocence betrayed shows the havoc religion can wreak. ALSO AVAILABLE: COLD LIGHT • 9781444707762 • PB

9781444712025 • $15.99 PB • AUGUST

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Who will steal the greatest prize of the Empire?

PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB ROYAL: 9781444712018 HC: 9781444712001

‘In Stockwin’s hands the sea story will continue to entrance readers across the world.’ - Guardian ‘Stockwin assembles an exciting and suspenseful historical loaded with action, intrigue, treachery, and the bloody gore of 1805 warfare.’ - Publishers Weekly on CONQUEST

The Friday Gospels Jenn Ashworth

Fiction • 320 pages

9781444707748 • $15.99 PB • AUGUST 9781444707724 • $29.99 HC Demy • APRIL

• A novel with an unusual hook - the tale of a dysfunctional English Mormon family. • Third novel by a talented young writer who was chosen by the BBC’s Culture Show as one of the 12 Best New British Novelists in 2011.

Praise for COLD LIGHT: ‘. . . That most uncommon delight - a literary page-turner.’ - Sunday Times ‘ Haunting. . . it is told by the hand of a true storyteller.’ - Independent

The Trader’s Gifts

Unexpected Lessons in Love

Saga • 400 pages

Fiction • 384 pages

9781444761245 $34.99 HC • AUGUST

9781848547841 $15.99 PB • AUGUST 9781848547827 $32.99 HC Demy • APRIL

Anna Jacobs

The Trader’s Gifts Anna Jacobs

The fourth novel in Anna Jacobs’ wonderfully atmospheric saga series The Traders, set in Europe, the Orient and Australia’s Swan River Colony. also available:

Bernardine Bishop

Cecilia Banks has a great deal on her plate. But when her son Ian turns up on her doostep with the unexpected consequence of a brief fling, she feels she has no choice but to take the baby into her life.

THE TRADER’S DREAM • 9781444711318 • HC

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The authorized biography Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915–2011) was a war hero whose exploits in Crete are legendary, and above all he is widely acclaimed as the greatest travel writer of our times, notably for his books about his walk across pre-war Europe, A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water; he was a self-educated polymath, a lover of Greece and the best company in the world. Artemis Cooper has drawn on years of interviews and conversations with Paddy and his cloest friends as well as having complete access to his archives. Her beautifully crafted biography portrays a man of extraordinary gifts - no one wore their learning so playfully, nor inspired such passionate friendship.

Patrick Leigh Fermor Artemis Cooper

Biography/Travel Writing 464 pages

9780719565496 • $16.99 PB • AUGUST PREVIOUS EDITION: HC: 9780719554490

‘Artemis Cooper’s definitive biography draws on many years’ encounters with Fermor, and is probably the most important travel-related book of the year.’ - Conde Nast Traveller ‘Patrick Leigh Fermor . . . was elegant as a cat, darkly handsome, unboreable, curious, fearless, fortunate, blessed with a near eidetic memory, and is surely one of the great English prose stylists of his generation . . . At last his biography has been detailed in full, in Artemis Cooper’s tender and excellent book.’ - Robert MacFarlane, Guardian

To Be Beloved

An Open Book - My Autobiography

Carol Lee

Memoir • 250 pages

To Be Beloved Carol Lee

9781444759778 $24.99 TPB Royal • AUGUST 9781444759761 $34.99 HC • AUGUST

Darren Clarke

Memoir/Golf • 352 pages

9781444758016 $16.99 PB • AUGUST PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB ROYAL: 9781444758009 HC: 9781444757989

A personal account of a universal subject: the unfolding nature of our relationships with our parents as they age and as the roles and boundaries between us begin to alter.

Walking with Sausage Dogs Matt Whyman Memoir/Peters 336 pages

9781444734270 $16.99 PB • AUGUST PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB ROYAL: 9781444734263 HC: 9781444734256

From the author of Pig in the Middle, this is another Babe meets Marley & Me feelgood crossbreed memoir. ALSO AVAILABLE: PIG IN THE MIDDLE • 9781444711462 • PB FAMILY BREAK-UP • 9780340883945 • PB THE WILD • 9780340884539 • PB

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Open Championship hero Darren Clarke tells the gripping and moving story of his life as Britain’s best-loved golfer.

Walking Home From Mongolia

Walking Home From Mongolia

Rob Lilwall

Travel Writing 304 pages

9781444745283 $24.99 TPB Royal • AUGUST

Rob Lilwall

Rob and his cameraman companion Leon take a 3,000-mile hike through the dramatic landscapes and extreme temperatures of back road China - in winter. In this pageturning tale of endurance and survival, we visit a host of rarely-seen parts of rural China and hear fascinating stories from the people who dwell in the remote plains of the Gobi Desert.

A Message of Hope from the Angels Lorna Byrne

Spirituality • 288 pages

9781444729887 $16.99 PB • AUGUST PREVIOUS EDITION: HC: 9781444765779

From the internationally bestselling author of Angels in my Hair comes The Sunday Times #1 bestseller with messages of hope for you.


The third novel in the internationally bestselling Malin Fors series of Swedish crime novels The brutally-stabbed body of self-made Internet billionaire Jerry Petersson is discovered floating facedown in the moat surrounding his home, the imposing Skogså Castle. Malin Fors, the brilliant but flawed star of the Linköping police force, is already struggling to keep her life together following the recent murder attempt on her teenage daughter, Tove. Now, as the Petersson case forces Malin to delve deep into Linköping’s history and her own family’s past, the secrets she uncovers threaten to drown her, too . . . ALSO AVAILABLE: MIDWINTER SACRIFICE • 9781444721522 • PB SUMMERTIME DEATH • 9781444721577 • PB

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spring/summer 2013 mass market titles Autumn Killing Mons Kallentoft

Crime/Mystery • 512 pages

9781444739954 • $10.99 MM • MAY PREVIOUS EDITION: PB: 9781444721621

• A massive European bestseller which has been translated into over twenty languages.

Praise for the MALIN FORS series: ‘Kallentoft’s books have been called beautiful, exquisite and original. I can see why.’ - Literary Review ‘Don’t bother with Stieg Larsson, Kallentoft is better.’ - Magnus Utvik, Sweden’s leading critic

‘. . . One of the best-realised female heroines I’ve read by a male writer.’ - Guardian

All Over the Town

Cheap Day Return

Historical Fiction 224 pages

Historical Fiction 192 pages

9781444762495 $10.99 MM • APRIL

9780340554487 $10.99 MM • APRIL

God is an Englishman

Too Few for Drums

The Trader’s Dream

Historical Fiction 896 pages

Saga • 432 pages

R.F. Delderfield

R.F. Delderfield

Historical Fiction 767 pages

9780340156230 $10.99 MM • JULY

R.F. Delderfield

R.F. Delderfield

9780340554470 $10.99 MM • AUGUST

Come Home Charlie & Face Them R.F. Delderfield

Historical Fiction 352 pages

9780340286418 $10.99 MM • MAY

Give Us This Day R.F. Delderfield

Historical Fiction 224 pages

9780340253540 $10.99 MM • JUNE

The Spring Madness of Mr Sermon R.F. Delderfield

Historical Fiction 672 pages

9780340286425 $10.99 MM • JULY

Anna Jacobs

9781444711325 •$10.99 MM • MAY PREVIOUS EDITIONS: HC: 9781444711318

ALSO AVAILABLE: THE TRADER’S SISTER • 9781444711295 • MM THE TRADER’S WIFE • 9781444711264 • MM HEART OF THE TOWN • 9780340840788 • MM

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fall 2012/winter 2013 drop-in titles

The Girl on the Stairs

The Teleportation Accident

Boxer, Beetle

Fire After Dark

Fiction • 272 pages

Erotica • 384 pages

Thriller • 288 pages

Fiction • 368 pages

9781848546608 • $19.99 PB demy • SEPTEMBER 9781848546486 • $24.99 HC • AUGUST

9780340998434 • $22.99 PB Demy • SEPTEMBER 9780340998427 • $34.99 HC Demy • AUGUST

9780340998410 • $15.99 PB • SEPTEMBER

9781444765502 • $15.99 PB • OCTOBER

Autumn Killing

A Message of Hope from the Angels

Misfits

Religion/Spirituality 240 pages

9781444761757 • $34.99 HC • NOVEMBER

Louise Welsh

Mons Kallentoft

Crime/Mystery • 512 pages

9781444721621 • $15.99 PB • OCTOBER

Ned Beauman

Lorna Byrne

9781444765779 • $16.99 HC • NOVEMBER

Ned Beauman

Sadie Matthews

Sadie Matthews

Erotica • 385 pages

9781444766707 • $15.99 PB • FEBRUARY

Mike O’Leary Nonfiction • 192 pages

Happy Days: Official Illustrated Autobiography

Running My Life - The Autobiography

Music Biography 256 pages

9781444731026 • $24.99 TPB Royal • JANUARY 9781444732528 • $34.99 HC • NOVEMBER

Olly Murs

9781444760835 • $26.99 HC • DECEMBER

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Secrets After Dark: Book Two in the After Dark series

Seb Coe

Autobiography • 496 pages


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An exciting new voice in fantasy, with a new world, a new mythology and a new hero . . . In the Empire of the Saviours, the People are forced to live in fortified towns. Their walls are guarded by an army of Heroes, whose task is to keep marauding pagans out as much as it is to keep the People inside. Several times a year, living Saints visit the towns to exact the Saviours’ tithe from all those coming of age - a tithe often paid in blood. When a young boy, Jillan, unleashes pagan magicks in an accident, his whole town turns against him. He goes on the run, but what hope can there be when the Saviours and the entire Empire decide he must be caught?

The first battle against the Saviours has been won - but a greater enemy awaits. Jillan and his companions have won the battle of Godsend, and an uneasy peace has settled on their remote corner of the Empire. But the Saviours cannot allow such resistance to go unpunished, and embark on a series of punitive assaults on the few who have rejected their reign. With his friends scattered and his reason for fighting taken away from him, Jillan is faced with new and terrible decisions to make.

Empire of the Saviours A.J Dalton

Fantasy • 464 pages

9780575123144 • $15.99 PB • APRIL PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB Royal: 9781409124146 HC: 9780575123137

• EMPIRE OF THE SAVIOURS is a rollicking traditional fantasy story with some surprising new ideas.

Gateway of the Saviours A.J Dalton

Fantasy • 452 pages

9780575123182 • $22.99 TPB ROYAL • may 9780575123175 • $34.99 HC • APRIL

ALSO AVAILABLE: empire of the saviours • 9781409124146 • TPB

An intimate biography of one of the world’s natural wonders As Twigger searches for the Nile’s source and probes its ancient, biblical and more contemporary existence, he uncovers the river’s bloody, murderous past. In reality, the colour most associated with the churning waters of the Nile is blood red. Whether tracking Cleopatra’s great journey up the river by boat with Caesar, investigating the attacks of the Nile crocodile (the deadliest creature on earth), exploring the context of Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile or that of the assassination of President Sadat, Twigger’s history of the river is both hugely atmospheric, definitive and incredibly violent.

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Red Nile

The Unexpurgated Biography of the World’s Greatest River Robert Twigger Nature/History • 600 pages

9780297866497 • $39.99 HC • APRIL

• A blend of Peter Ackroyd’s THE THAMES and Alan Moorehead’s THE WHITE NILE and THE BLUE NILE, it will also appeal to fans of GERMANIA by Simon Winder, JERUSALEM by Simon Sebag Montefiore and PARISIANS by Graham Robb.


Rosie moved out when she got married, but it didn’t work out, so now she is back with her parents. Helen is a teacher, and doesn’t earn enough for a place of her own. Anthony writes songs, and is just waiting for the day when someone will pay him for them. Until then, all three are happy at home. It doesn’t cost them anything, and surely their parents like having a full house?

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Dee loves her children very much, but now that they are all grown up, shouldn’t they leave home?

When a crisis occurs, Dee decides things have to change for the whole family . . . whether they like it or not!

• Maeve Binchy was one of the world’s best-loved and most successful authors, a regular Globe & Mail bestselling author. • Her collection of short stories, THE RETURN JOURNEY, has sold over 350,000 copies in Orion mass-market paperback. • Maeve received lifetime achievement awards from the RNA and at the British Book Awards. • Maeve Binchy’s novels have been translated into 30 languages, and two have been made into films, including TARA ROAD.

Praise for MINDING FRANKIE: ‘Binchy is a skilful writer who combines the strong story line of popular fiction with well-developed characters found in serious literature.’ - Winnipeg Free Press

Full House

‘Like a cozy fleece, Maeve Binchy is warm and reassuring; her latest novel, Minding Frankie, was just perfect. . . ’ - The Montreal Gazette

Fiction • 128 pages

‘After 27 years and more than 40 million books sold, for all the legions of Binchy wannabes, that Binchy code still remains uncracked. . . ’

Maeve Binchy

9781409136613 • $4.99 PB • APRIL

- The Globe and Mail

Also available: a week in winter 9781409113997 • HC MINDING FRANKIE • 9781409117919 • PB MINDING FRANKIE • 9781409117902 • MM HEART AND SOUL • 9780752884646 • PB GLASS LAKE, THE • 9780752876870 • PB EVENING CLASS • 9780752876825 • PB COPPER BEECH, THE • 9780752876818 • PB

NIGHTS OF RAIN AND STARS • 9780752865362 • PB QUENTINS • 9780752876849 • PB SCARLET FEATHER • 9780752876856 • PB TARA ROAD • 9780752876863 • PB WHITETHORN WOODS • 9780752881478 • PB

A brand new novel from #1 bestselling author Maeve Binchy Stone House, the big house on the cliff, once falling into disrepair, is now a beautiful hotel specializing in winter holidays. Its big, warm kitchen, its open log fires and its elegant bedrooms provide a welcome that few can resist, whatever their reasons for coming. Henry and Nicola are burdened with a terrible secret, while cheerful nurse Winnie finds herself on the holiday from Hell. John has arrived on an impulse after he missed a flight at Shannon; eccentric Freda claims to be a psychic - and a part-time hairdresser. Then there’s Nora, a silent watchful older woman who seems ready to disapprove at any moment . . .

A Week in Winter Maeve Binchy

Fiction • 464 pages

9781409117940 • $15.99 PB • JULY PREVIOUS EDITIONS: HC: 9781409113997 CD: 9781409141631

• A Week in Winter was a Book For Everybody pick.

Praise for Maeve binchy: ‘Once you read Maeve you are hooked for life.’ - IRISH TIMES ‘. . . One of the world’s best-loved writers.’ - WOMAN’S WEEKLY

‘Make no mistake, there is magic at work.’ - SUNDAY TIMES

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Fresh, healthy and delicious meals in a flash - all courtesy of your freezer! Justine Pattison will show you how to prepare and heat a range of fabulously tasty dishes with minimal effort. Featuring all the family favourites - from Freeze Ahead Lasagne to Classic Chicken Curry - as well as exciting ideas for picnics, canapés, sweet treats and deserts, FREEZE will take the stress out of cooking for any occasion.

A haunting modern fairy tale from the ‘brilliantly original’ (Sunday Times) World Fantasy Award-winning author It is Christmas afternoon and Peter Martin gets an unexpected phone call from his parents. He arrives at their house and discovers that they have a visitor. His sister Tara. Not so unusual you might think, this is Christmas after all, a time when families get together. But twenty years ago Tara took a walk into the woods and never came back. ALSO AVAILABLE:

Freeze

120 Delicious Recipes and Fantastic New Ways to Use Your Freezer and Make Life Just That Bit Easier Justine Pattison Cookery • 256 pages

9780297865162 • $29.99 HC • APRIL

• This book is a modern look at cooking for the freezer, for the new age of austerity. • Delicious and easy recipes by a wellestablished food writer.

Some Kind of Fairy Tale Graham Joyce

Fiction • 400 pages

9780575115293 • $15.99 PB • april PREVIOUS EDITION: HC: 9780575115286

• SOME KIND OF FAIRY TALE was written up in the ‘Fantastic Fiction’ section in Zoomer Magazine. ‘. . . A riveting blend of historical folklore, mystery and scenes of risqué revelry.’ - Chatelaine

THE SILENT LAND • 9780575083875 • PB

The Sex Myth

Why Everything We’re Told is Wrong Brooke Magnanti Sexuality • 288 pages

9781780220895 $16.99 PB • APRIL PREVIOUS EDITION: TPB Royal: 9780297866398

As Belle de Jour, she enthralled and outraged in equal measure. Now that her real identity is out in the open, Brooke’s background as a scientist and a researcher can come to bear in her fascinating investigation into the truth behind the headlines, scandals and moral outrage that fill the media (and our minds) when it comes to sex.

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The Great Train Robbery

The Boot Camp Kate Harrison

Fiction • 368 pages

Crime of the Century, The Definitive Account Nick Russell-Pavier

9781409136651 $15.99 PB • APRIL

History • 320 pages

9780297864394 $32.99 HC • APRIL

On Thursday 8th August 1963 £2.6 million (£50 million today) in unmarked notes was stolen from the Glasgow to London nightmail train in a daring and brilliantly executed operation lasting just 46 minutes. This is the story of four talented villains who took the criminal world by storm, of the ‘perfect crime’. It is also the story of the determined policemen who saw one mistake which cost the robbers 307 years in prison.

PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB Royal: 9781409115519 HC: 9781409115502

From the bestselling author of the Secret Shopper series! ALSO AVAILABLE: THE SECRET SHOPPER AFFAIR • 9781409118602 PB THE SECRET SHOPPER’S REVENGE 9780752893884 • PB BROWN OWL’S GUIDE TO LIFE • 9780752880976 PB THE SELF PRESERVATION SOCIETY 9780752882642 • PB


William Gold comes into the world as his family slides down the social ladder. His head filled with tales of chivalry, instead he is branded a thief, and must make do with being squire to his childhood friend Sir Robert, a knight determined to make a name for himself as a man at arms in France. While William himself slowly acquires the skills of knightly combat, he remains an outsider until the Battle of Poitiers when Sir Robert is cut down by the greatest knight of the age, Sir Geoffrey de Charny, and William, his lowly squire, revenges him. But with his own knight dead, no honour acrrues to William for this feat of arms, and he is forced to become a mercenary.

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An action-packed tale of chivalry and betrayal set during the Hundred Years War

Scavenging a mismatched set of armour from the knightly corpses, he joins one of the mercenary companies now set to pillage a defenceless France, and so begins a bloody career that sees William joining forces with the infamous Sir John Hawkwood and immersing himself in a treacherous clandestine war among the Italian city states. But paradoxically it is there, among the spies, assassins and hired killers serving their ruthless masters, that William finally discovers the true meaning of chivalry - and his destiny as a knight.

• This tumultuous period of English history, encompassing the Black Death, the Peasant’s Revolt and the Hundred Years War, is an enduring favourite with historical fiction readers. • The first book in a series which opens with the Battle of Poitier, in which a handful of English Knights defeated the flower of French chivalry, and culminates in the stirring Battle of Agincourt.

The Ill-Made Knight Christian Cameron

Historical Fiction • 400 pages

‘The more Cameron’s 700-page story progresses, the more impressive it becomes. Detail is piled upon detail to reconstruct the Alexandrian world . . . brilliantly evoked. Cameron has risen to the challenge of creating a portrait of Alexander that matches - and often eclipses - those of earlier novelists.’ - THE SUNDAY TIMES on God of War

9781409142423 • $24.99 TPB ROYAL • JUNE 9781409142416 • $34.99 HC • JUNE

‘. . . Cameron’s artistry and craftsmanship offer much to recommend.’ - The Globe and Mail

Also available: GOD OF WAR: THE EPIC STORY OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT • 9781409135944 • PB

The epic new novel from the master of historical fiction Returning to his farm, Arimnestos finds that his wife Euphoria has died in childbirth, and in an instant his laurels turn to dust. But the gods are not finished with Arimnestos yet. With nothing left to live for, he throws himself from a cliff into the sea, only to be pulled by strong arms from death’s embrace. When he awakens he finds himself chained to an oar in a Phoenician trireme. And so begins an epic journey that will take Arimnestos and a motley crew of fellow galley slaves to the limits of their courage, and beyond the edge of the known world, in a quest for freedom, revenge - and a cargo so precious it’s worth dying for. Also available in the killer of men series: KILLER OF MEN • 9780752883939 • PB MARATHON • 9781409118060 • PB

Poseidon’s Spear Christian Cameron

Historical Fiction • 400 pages

9781409118084 • $15.99 PB • APRIL PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB Royal: 9781409114123 HC: 9781409114116

• The third instalment in the epic story of Arimnestos, tracing the conflict between the Greeks and Persians.

Praise for Christian Cameron: ‘[A] great page-turner.’ - Ancient History on Marathon

‘[Christian Cameron] . . . gives readers everything they could hope for in a work of historical fiction . . . ’ - The Globe and Mail

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Priest, sorcerer, assassin. A good man . . . who fights for the Devil It’s 1337. Genoese mercenaries under the French are harrying the channel ports and Edward III is powerless to stop them. He’s bankrupt, up to his ears in debt. He can’t hope to defend his lands in France, which are subject to a vicious scorched earth policy pursued by the French king. Hal Romsey is a sixteen year old boy, frightened and intimidated by exalted company. But he is a Luciferist - a visionary and a disciple of the devil. He has one of the keys to Hell, and knows how to use it. Hell is willing to ally with England - and thus begins a story that will shake the thrones of medieval Europe and see angels and demons fighting for the future of England and France.

A Mother’s Journey

The Crying Game

Fiction • 352 pages

9781409133735 $22.99 TPB ROYAL • may 9781409133728 $34.99 HC • APRIL

PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB Royal: 9781409133704 HC: 9781409133698

FIGHTING DIRTY • 9781409121046 • PB JAIL BAIT • 9781409118220 • PB DAMAGED GOODS • 9780752882826 • MM TRUST NOBODY • 9780752879567 • MM

Determined to build a life her herself against all odds, Trixie becomes a singer in local pubs and clubs - but her heart is still set on finding the little brother she had to leave behind in Portsmouth. It will take Trixie many years and many tears before the truth finally emerges - but will it finally give Trixie the courage she needs to fall in love?

• A sweeping story set against a familiar background, with some surprising twists. • Perfect for fans of George R. R. Martin’s complex characters and gripping battles. • A fantastic new series with a killer premise, from a brilliant writer.

In One Pot

100 Deliciously Simple, Fresh Recipes for Every Occasion Blanche Vaughan Cookery • 224 pages

9780297867456 $26.99 HC • APRIL

This book is for people who love cooking and do it all the time but also those who are time-poor but love eating delicious food. There is a one pot for everyone!

The First Men In The Moon

H.G. Wells

Science Fiction 144 pages

George Turner Science Fiction 384 pages

H.G. Wells

Science Fiction 176 pages

9780575115378 $12.99 HC • MAY

9780575118690 $15.99 PB • May

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9780575115156 • $22.99 TPB ROYAL • MAY 9780575115149 • $32.99 HC • MAY

The Invisible Man

The Sea and Summer

George Turner’s masterful exploration of the effects of climate change in the not-toodistant future is comparable to J.G. Ballard’s The Drowned World, and was shortlisted for the Nebula Award and won the Arthur C. Clarke Award.

Fantasy • 400 pages

Fiction • 352 pages

9781409136163 $15.99 PB • APRIL

ALSO AVAILABLE:

Mark Alder

June Hampson

June Hampson

Alone and struggling to make ends meet, Vera is determined to give her son a better life - at any cost. But just as their fortunes seem to change for the better, everything Vera has worked for is threatened . . .

Son of the Morning

9780575115385 $12.99 HC • AUGUST

H.G. Wells’ great novel of the dangers of science describes a man cast out from society by his own terrifying discovery.

This is one of Wells’s greatest novels, and the only one of his scientific romances to embrace space travel.

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THE FIRST MEN IN THE MOON • 9780460873048 PB THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU 9780575095168 • HC THE FOOD OF THE GODS • 9780575095182 • HC THE TIME MACHINE • 9780575095175 • PB LOVE AND MR. LEWISHAM • 9780297860440 • PB

ANN VERONICA • 9780297860457 • HC THE HISTORY OF MR. POLLY • 9780297860419 • HC TONO-BUNGAY • 9780297860433 • HC KIPPS • 9780297860426 • HC


Keith Mabbut is at a crossroads in his life. When he is offered the opportunity of a lifetime - to pen the biography of the elusive Hamish Melville, a highly influential activist and humanitarian - he seizes the chance to write something meaningful. The more he discovers about Melville, the more he admires him - and the more he connects with an idealist who wanted to make a difference. But is his quarry really who he claims to be? As Keith discovers, the truth can be whatever we make it . . .

The #1 bestselling author explores an exotic country, now a global superpower. From the Venezuelan border and the forests of the Lost World, where he encounters the Yanomami tribe and their ongoing territorial war with the gold miners, to the shanty towns of Rio and the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, Michael Palin explores this vast and disparate nation in his inimitable way. ALSO AVAILABLE: HALFWAY TO HOLLYWOOD : DIARIES 1980 TO 1988 9780753827482 • PB AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS • 9780753823248 PB FULL CIRCLE• 9780753823255 • PB NEW EUROPE • 9780753823972 • PB DIARIES: THE PYTHON YEARS 1969–1979 9780753821770 • PB

The essential prequel trilogy to her bestselling Aurian series The Xandim are a people enslaved by the fey and powerful Phaerie, masters of the Old Magic. They were trapped in their horse forms for so long they forgot their human shapes, until their shaman, Windeye, found a way to rouse some of his people and bring them back to their humanity. But his quest to free his people is not over. Indeed, in this second novel of the trilogy, the fight for freedom really begins.

The Truth

Michael Palin Fiction • 336 pages

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The warm and witty story of an everyman, a tantalising offer, a journey to India and the search for the truth

9780753828120 • $15.99 PB • may PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB Royal: 9780297860228 HC: 9780297860211

• Michael Palin’s only other novel, HEMINGWAY’S CHAIR, sold over 200,000 copies in the UK alone. ‘The Truth is an ingeniously plotted, beautifully written and hugely enjoyable book that raises tricky questions about the cost of progress, and even trickier ones about our need for heroes, the price of personal compromise, and what Palin calls “the uncontroversial assumption that the truth is immutable.”’ - THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

Brazil

Michael Palin Travel Writing • 288 pages

9781780220864 • $16.99 PB • august PREVIOUS EDITION: HC: 9780297866268

• His TV series regularly outperform all other television documentary series by a very large factor, achieving huge audiences of between 9 and 11 million and winning many prestigious awards. • His books dominate the bestseller lists HIMALAYA, SAHARA and NEW EUROPE were all #1 bestsellers and HIMALAYA was #1 for 11 consecutive weeks.

Exodus of the XANDIM Maggie Furey

Fantasy • 512 pages

9780575076631 • $24.99 TPB ROYAL • may

• Book Two in the Chronicles of Xandim. • Perfect fantasy for a young female readership. • Traditional high fantasy - a rich, wonderful, escapist read.

ALSO AVAILABLE in the Chronicles of Xandim series: THE EYE OF ETERNITY • 9781841491134 • MM HARP OF WINDS • 9781857236521 • MM HERITAGE OF THE XANDIM • 9780575084964 • PB SPIRIT OF THE STONE • 9781841490564 • MM

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‘Ella Griffin can make you laugh and then cry in the turn of a page.’ - Marian Keyes On her thirty-third birthday, Claire Dillon decides that it’s finally time to grow up. She will give herself twelve months to try to sort out her life. Her mother was thirty-three when she drowned. The accident happened on Claire’s seventh birthday and deep down, Claire feels it was her fault. Her Mum had everything to live for but Claire’s life is a mess . . . so she gives herself a year to turn her life around.

The Heart Whisperer Ella Griffin

Fiction • 352 pages

9781409122425 • $22.99 TPB ROYAL • may 9781409122418 • $34.99 HC • APRIL

• In 2011, POSTCARDS FROM THE HEART introduced the world to an exciting new star in commercial fiction.

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‘This thrilling story of romance and deceit is too good to put down.’ - CLOSER

POSTCARDS FROM THE HEART • 9781409122395 TPB

‘. . . A funny, witty, story of the colliding lives of four Dubliners.’ - IRISH SUNDAY INDEPENDENT

‘. . . A touching story that reminds us all that love’s never as simple as it sounds.’ - WOMAN

Florence, 1466 . . . a lust for life, a taste for death and a passion for power Nino’s greatest gift will be his greatest curse. Son of a butcher and nephew of great painter Fra Filippo Lippi, Nino can taste things that other people cannot. Every flavour, every ingredient comes alive for him as vividly as a painting. In an age of gluttony and conspicuous consumption, his desires will lead him into danger. His love for the beautiful Tessina Delmazza and his longing to create the perfect recipe prove equally dangerous. Nino must flee Florence if he’s to save his life and if he ever wants to see home or Tessina again, he must battle each of the deadly sins.

One seagull and four pieces of bread decide the course of one person’s life. But is the rest just coincidence? This is the story of the short but eventful life of Azalea Lewis, a foundling child discovered at a travelling fair; and it is the unfolding story of Thomas Post, who looks for patterns in a haphazard world, and who finds his belief in the fabric of life challenged by Azalea. From the windswept tranquillity of a Manx village, to the commuter swarms of London, to the brutal abduction of child soldiers in Africa, this is a search for truth, a search for God, a search for love . . . and a search for a decent pizza. ALSO AVAILABLE: THE NOTABLE BRAIN OF MAXIMILLIAN PONDER 9780297866107 • TPB Royal IDENTICALLY DIFFERENT • 9780297866312 • HC

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Appetite

Philip Kazan Fiction • 352 pages

9781409142805 • $22.99 TPB ROYAL • MAY 9781409142799 • $34.99 HC • MAY

• In the style of Patrick Suskind’s PERFUME and Tracy Chevalier’s GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING, APPETITE shines a light on the secret corners of Florence, the amazing characters within and their dark desires.

The Coincidence Authority J.W. Ironmonger

Fiction • 304 pages

9780297866138 • $22.99 TPB ROYAL • may 9780297866121 • $32.99 HC • APRIL

• This book has real prize potential - the author writes brilliantly with many a light moment but underpinning this are serious questions about the patterns of fate and how we construct meaning from random events.


In the northern seaside town of Scarborough, a student is found cruelly murdered. For months, the investigators are in the dark, until they are faced with a copy-cat crime. Ambitious detective Valerie Almond clings to the all too obvious: a rift within the family of the second victim. But there is far more to the case than first appears and Valerie is led towards a dark secret, inextricably linked to the evacuation of children to Scarborough during World War II. But Valerie realises that she may be too late for action . . .

Eleven stories that add further colour and shape to the epic story of the Twilight Reign series A companion collection to the Twilight Reign quintet, these 11 stories shine a rather different light on the Land. Look past the armies and politics of the Seven Tribes and you will find smaller moments that shaped the course of history in their own way. But even forgotten secrets can kill. Even shadows can have claws. ALSO AVAILABLE:

The Other Child Charlotte Link

Crime/Mystery • 400 pages

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A suspenseful and atmospheric psychological crime novel from one of Germany’s most successful authors

9781409121213 • $15.99 PB • may PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB Royal: 9781409123385 HC: 9781409123378

• Charlotte Link is a major #1 German bestseller with her thrilling brand of psychological crime fiction. • THE OTHER CHILD has sold over a million copies in Germany and was #1 for months. • Will appeal to all fans of S.J. Bolton and Ruth Rendell and readers of other Britishset psychological crime thrillers.

The God Tattoo

And Other Stories of the Twilight Reign Tom Lloyd Fantasy • 352 pages

9780575131262 • $24.99 TPB ROYAL • MAY 9780575131248 • $34.99 HC • MAY

• A collection of short stories set in the world of The Twilight Reign - one of the most ambitious and beautifully realised fantasy sagas in decades.

THE GRAVE THIEF • 9780575084926 • PB THE RAGGED MAN • 9780575085602 • PB THE STORMCALLER • 9780575079267 • PB THE TWILIGHT HERALD • 9780575082281 • PB

One way or another, the future of the Land will be decided now, written in the blood of men. A glimmer of hope remains. There is one final, desperate chance for victory: a weapon, so terrible only a dead man could wield it, and only a madman would try. But if they do not grasp this opportunity, King Emin and his allies will be obliterated as Ruhen’s millennia-old plans are about to bear terrible fruit. If his power continues unchecked, Ruhen will achieve total dominion not just over mankind, but over the Gods themselves.

The Dusk Watchman

Book Five of The Twilight Reign Tom Lloyd Fantasy • 560 pages

9780575085572 • $15.99 PB • JUNE PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB Royal: 9780575084995 HC: 9780575084988

• The final book in this monumental epic. ‘It gallops along with scarcely a dull moment.’ - THE TIMES ‘This first novel has good ideas and a suitably flawed hero. The world is beautifully realised, the battles suitably grim and the dragon, when it appears, is magnificent.’ - GUARDIAN

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On the barren surface of an asteroid . . . . . . located deep in the galaxy beneath the unbearable light of the Kefahuchi Tract, lie three objects: an abandoned spacecraft, a pair of bone dice covered with strange symbols, and a human skeleton. What they are and what they mean are the mysteries explored and unwrapped in LIGHT.

Light

M. John Harrison Science Fiction • 336 pages

9780575074033 • $15.99 PB • may

• Winner of the Tiptree Award; shortlisted for the British SF Award and the Arthur C. Clarke Award. ‘LIGHT is a novel of visionary power.’ - TLS ‘Light puts most modern fiction to shame. It’s a magnificent book.’ - China Mieville

‘LIGHT is brilliant.’ - Iain M. Banks

‘ . . . A novel of full-spectrum literary dominance.’ - The Guardian We are in a city, perhaps on New Venusport or Motel Splendido: next to the city is the event site, the zone, from out of which pour new, inexplicable artefacts, organisms and escapes of living algorithm - the wrong physics loose in the universe. They can cause plague and change. An entire department of the local police, Site Crime, exists to stop them being imported into the city by adventurers, entradistas, and the men known as ‘travel agents’, profiteers who can manage - or think they can manage -the bad physics, skewed geographies and psychic onslaughts of the event site.

Nova Swing

M. John Harrison Science Fiction • 256 pages

9780575079694 • $15.99 PB • may

‘Harrison writes with tremendous panache.’ - INDEPENDENT ‘NOVA SWING is space jazz; not only state-of-the-art noir SF, but a cunning cryptogram of a novel as well.’ - TLS

But now a new class of semi-biological artefact is finding its way out of the site, and this may be more than anyone can handle.

At last: the final book in the awesome Kefahuchi Tract Trilogy! EMPTY SPACE is a sequel to LIGHT and NOVA SWING, three strands presented in alternating chapters which will work their way separately back to this image of frozen transformation.

Empty Space

A Haunting M. John Harrison Science Fiction • 400 pages

9780575096325 • $15.99 PB • JUNE PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB Royal: 9780575096318 HC: 9780575096301

Praise for M. John Harrison: ‘ . . . An awesomely fluent and versatile prose stylist.’- INDEPENDENT ‘I think this will soon be regarded as one of the most dazzling novels of its genre.’ - DAILY TELEGRAPH ‘. . . A novel of full-spectrum literary dominance.’ - The Guardian ‘. . . An extraordinary writer.’ - CLIVE BARKER

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Embarking on a bloody journey that will set him on a collision course with his team, Detective Sergeant Minter is pulled back into his own troubled past - to a childhood spent in care and the vicious murder of his closest friend. Past and present converge and Minter finds himself pitted against the only family he has ever known - the police family - as he fights to uncover the startling truth.

Flesh and Blood Mark Peterson

Crime/Mystery • 224 pages

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A psychopath intent on annihilating anyone in his way. A young detective with a troubled past. An investigation on the verge of collapse.

9781409135920 • $15.99 PB • may PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB Royal: 9781409132530 HC: 9781409132523

• A debut novel with huge potential and the start of a new series. ‘. . . Gritty, compelling and utterly engrossing, this will keep you up all night.’ - GLAMOUR ‘This gritty Brighton-set crime novel heralds the arrival of a first class new British thriller writer. Peterson makes sure you smell the salt, blood, and fear in the air.’ - PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH

A second stunning Brighton-set crime novel featuring DS Minter, from one of the sharpest new voices in British crime writing DS Minter is faced with the most bizarre and disturbing murder of his fledgling police career, when the dismembered body of a local woman is casually dumped on a station platform. And then another body is discovered, and soon Minter has to face the possibility that Brighton now has its very own serial killer at work. A killer who seems to combine an off-the-scale IQ with a chilling brutality the city has never experienced before.

A gripping SF thriller in a brilliantly realized alternative Russia Inspector Vissarion Lom’s investigation reveals a conspiracy that extends to the top. When he exposes who - or rather what - is the controlling intelligence, it is time for the detective to change sides. Pursued by rogue police agents and their man-crushing mudjhik, Lom must protect Kantor’s step-daughter Maroussia, who has discovered what is hidden beneath police headquarters: a secret so ancient that only the forest remembers. As they try to escape the capital and flee down river, elemental forces are gathering. The earth itself is on the move.

A Place of Blood and Bone Mark Peterson

Crime/Mystery • 224 pages

9781409132561 • $22.99 TPB ROYAL • JUNE 9781409132554 • $34.99 HC • MAY

• Mark Peterson is a fresh and original new talent in British crime fiction.

Praise for Mark Peterson: ‘. . . A cleverly plotted page-turner that grips to the end.’ - CHOICE MAGAZINE

Wolfhound Century Peter Higgins

Science Fiction • 368 pages

9780575130548 • $22.99 TPB ROYAL • may 9780575130531 • $34.99 HC • APRIL

• A powerful new voice in the genre. • Will appeal to readers of CHILD 44 and other Russia-based novels as well as althistory and SF readers.

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Unique twisted visions from the edges and the centre of the SF genre Stories to make you think, to make you laugh, to make you wonder, to make you uneasy. Stories that ask questions, stories that sow mysteries. But always stories that entertain. ALSO AVAILABLE: BY LIGHT ALONE • 9780575083653 • PB SWIFTLY • 9780575082342 • PB YELLOW BLUE TIBIA • 9780575083585 • PB NEW MODEL ARMY • 9780575083639 • PB I AM SCROOGE • 9780575091542 • PB STONE • 9780575082526 • PB THE DRAGON WITH THE GIRL TATTOO 9780575100916 • HC

Golden Age SF meets Golden Age Crime Jack Glass is the murderer. We know this from the start. Yet as this extraordinary novel tells the story of three murders committed by Glass, the reader will be surprised to find out that it was Glass who was the killer and how he did it. And by the end of the book our sympathies for the killer are fully engaged. Roberts invites us to have fun and tricks us into thinking about both crime and SF via a beautifully structured novel set in a society whose depiction challanges notions of crime, punishment, power and freedom. It is an extraordinary novel.

Family ties, secrets, love and guilt are woven into this delightful new novel from Sunday Times bestseller Erica James. For Owen Fletcher, buying the Hidden Cottage was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream and provides the perfect escape for him. When Mia meets him, she must decide whether she has the courage to do something for herself for a change. And if she does, can she ever go back to the life of compromise she had before?

Adam Robots Short Stories Adam Roberts

Science Fiction • 400 pages

9780575130340 • $22.99 TPB ROYAL • may 9780575130333 • $34.99 HC • APRIL

• Adam Roberts was shortlisted three times for the Arthur C. Clarke Award. • Critical acclaim for every novel he has written.

Jack Glass

Adam Roberts & Stewart Richards Science Fiction • 368 pages

9780575127647 • $15.99 PB • JUNE PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB Royal: 9780575127630 HC: 9780575127623

‘. . . In the tradition of Swift, Orwell and Atwood.’- The Times

The Hidden Cottage Erica James

Fiction • 384 pages

9781409130857 • $22.99 TPB ROYAL • may 9781409130840 • $34.99 HC • APRIL

• GARDENS OF DELIGHT won the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year. • Erica James is a regular in the Sunday Times and women’s fiction bestseller lists.

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Praise for Erica James:

THE REAL KATIE LAVENDER • 9781409135395 • PB PROMISES , PROMISES • 9781409102588 • PB THE QUEEN OF NEW BEGINNINGS • 9781409102571 PB

‘Delightful . . . a blend of emotion and wry social observation.’ - Daily Mail ‘. . . A captivating read: beautifully written and heartrendingly sad.’’ - Daily Telegraph

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It should have all been so easy for Vincent Madigan. Take four hundred grand from the thieves who stole it in the first place. Employing every deception and ruse he can think of, Madigan must stay one step ahead in a battle of wits that will test him to his limits. Can he evade justice for his crimes, or will his own conscience be his final undoing? ALSO AVAILABLE: BAD SIGNS • 9781409118596 • PB SAINTS OF NEW YORK • 9781409118589 • PB A QUIET BELIEF IN ANGELS • 9780752882635 • PB A SIMPL E ACT OF VIOLENCE • 9780752883090 • PB CITY OF LIES • 9780752880891 • PB CANDLE MOTH • 9780752859149 • PB CITY OF LIES • 9780752880891 • PB GHOST HEART • 9780752864099 • PB A QUIET VENDETTA • 9780752877402 • PB

‘When the rains came they found the girl’s face. Just her face. At least that was how it appeared . . . ’ When Sherif John Gaines is called down to the riverside, it is to supervise the uncovering of a body of a teenage girl who has been uncovered from the mud by the torrential rain. The corpse is perfectly preserved and the girl could have died yesterday. But the locals of Whytesburg, Missisippi are in for a shock. For Nancy Denton - a girl missing for over two decades - has come back to them from the cold embrace of the river bank.

FIGHTING FANTASY meets WORLD OF WARCRAFT With only a sword and a backpack to your name, you must discover your destiny in an unfamiliar world full of monsters and magic. With hundreds of special items to discover in each book, you can completely customise your hero. You can choose their weapons, their armour, their special abilities - even the boots on their feet and the cloak on their back! No two heroes will ever be alike, which means your hero will always be unique to you.

A Dark and Broken heart R.J. Ellory

Crime/Mystery • 352 pages

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A dark and atmospheric thriller from the award-winning author of A Quiet Belief in Angels

9781409121329 • $15.99 PB • MAY PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB Royal: 9781409124153 HC: 9781409124146

• R.J. Ellory is now critically recognised as one of the crime genre’s up-and-coming stars. • A Simple Act of Violence won the prestigious Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award, 2010.

The Devil and the River R.J. Ellory

Crime/Mystery • 352 pages

9781409124184 • $22.99 TPB ROYAL • JULY 9781409124177 • $34.99 HC • JULY

• A QUIET BELIEF IN ANGELS has sold over 250,000 copies.

The Legion of Shadow DestinyQuest Book 1 Michael J. Ward Fantasy • 544 pages

9780575118737 • $15.99 PB • MAY PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB Royal: 9780575118720 HC: 9780575118713

• FIGHTING FANTASY books are perennial bestsellers, and computer role-playing games such as WORLD OF WARCRAFT have millions of devotees. This book bridges the gap! • An exciting new concept in adventure fiction, with an engrossing storyline and a ‘just-one-more-go’ mechanism.

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A sweeping, romantic novel set in Cornwall, reminiscent of Rosamunde Pilcher Jude takes refuge in Pengarrock House, perched high on a cliff near the sea and the river Helford. There she works as an archivist, sifting through the deceased owner’s huge collection of letters and plans for the house’s formal gardens. However, as Jude becomes absorbed in the correspondence, she begins to realise that the elderly man was obsessed with a family legend - a riddle that points to a family heirloom hidden by the mistress of the house two centuries before. If Jude can discover the truth behind the riddle and the tragedy that has overshadowed the Trevellion family for centuries, she might provide Tristan with a way to fall in love with his ancestral home all over again . . .

A cornish affair Liz Fenwick

Fiction • 400 pages

9781409142775 • $22.99 TPB ROYAL • JULY 9781409142768 • $32.99 HC • JULY

• A gorgeous, romantic read from the author of well-received debut THE CORNISH HOUSE. • Liz Fenwick writes with real emotional maturity, compelling characterisation and weaves in genuine twists and surprises to the plot.

The Cornish House

flora and grace

72 Hours

Fiction • 388 pages

Fiction • 400 pages

9781409140603 $34.99 HC • MAY

Military History 272 pages

Maureen Lee

Liz Fenwick

9781409137481 $15.99 PB • MAY

Frank Pope & Ian Riches 9781409126973 $15.99 PB • MAY PREVIOUS EDITION: HC: 9781409144069

PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB Royal: 9781409142744 HC: 9781409142737

When artist Maddie inherits a house in Cornwall shortly after the death of her husband, she hopes it will be the fresh start she and her step-daughter Hannah desperately need.

A heartwarming family saga set just after World War II from the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author. ALSO AVAILABLE:

The extraordinary, edge-of-the-seat, reallife story of one of the most dramatic rescue missions of recent years: The Royal Navy’s race to save the crew of a trapped Russian submarine.

AFTER THE WAR IS OVER • 9780752876689 • HC DANCING IN THE DARK • 9780752834436 • PB THE GIRL FROM BAREFOOT HOUSE 9780752837147 • PB THE HOUSE BY PRINCES PARK • 9780752848358 PB

The Shifting Price of Prey

The Spanish Armada

Disraeli

Science Fiction 544 pages

History • 288 pages

Biography • 400 pages

Suzanne McLeod

A Biography Douglas Hurd

Robert Hutchinson

9780297860976 $39.99 HC • MAY

9780297866374 $34.99 HC • MAY

9780575098404 $15.99 PB • May PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB Royal: 9780575098398 HC: 9780575098374

Being the winner isn’t about how rich you are, but about how much you’re prepared to pay . . . and for Genny that price might just mean her death! ALSO AVAILABLE: THE BITTER SEED OF MAGIC • 9780575084339 • PB THE COLD KISS OF DEATH • 9780575084308 • PB THE SWEET SCENT OF BLOOD • 9780575086142 PB

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A dramatic blow-by-blow account of the defeat of the Spanish Armada by the English. ALSO AVAILABLE: ELIZABETH’S SPYMASTER • 9780753822487 • PB HOUSE OF TREASON: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE TUDOR DYNASTY • 9780753826904 • PB THE LAST DAYS OF HENRY VIII • 9780753819364 PB THOMAS CROMWELL • 9780753823613 • PB YOUNG HENRY • 9780753827710 • PB

A superb politician, orator, writer and wit, Disraeli was the most gifted parliamentarian of his time. Bringing together the personal and political, Hurd’s biography will become the definitive account of an exceptional life. ALSO AVAILABLE: CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON • 9780753828526 • PB MEMOIRS • 9780349118284 • PB ROBERT PEEL • 9780753823842 • PB


POISON takes all the elements of Snow White that we love (the handsome prince, the jealous queen, the beautiful girl and, of course, the poisoning) and puts a modern spin on the characters, their motives and their desires. It’s fun, contemporary, sexy, and perfect for fans of ONCE UPON A TIME, GRIMM, SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN and more. ALSO AVAILABLE: THE CHOSEN SEED • 9780575089556 • PB A MATTER OF BLOOD • 9780575089471 • PB THE SHADOW OF THE SOUL • 9780575089518 • PB

A beautiful, sexy, contemporary retelling of the classic Cinderella fairy tale CHARM is a beautifully illustrated re-telling of the Cinderella story which takes all the elements of the classic fairytale that we love (the handsome prince, the fairy godmother, the beautiful girl and, of course, the iconic balls) and puts a modern spin on the characters, their motives and their desires. It’s fun, contemporary, sexy, and perfect for fans of ONCE UPON A TIME, GRIMM, SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN and more.

From the No.1 bestselling author of LABYRINTH and SEPULCHRE comes the third heart-stopping adventure. Set during World War II in the far south of France, CITADEL is a powerful, action-packed mystery that reveals the secrets of the resistance under Nazi occupation. While war blazed in the trenches at the front, back at home a different battle is waged, full of clandestine bravery, treachery and secrets. And as a cell of Maquis resistance fighters, codenamed CITADEL, fight for everything they hold dear, their struggle will reveal an older, darker combat being fought in the shadows. ALSO AVAILABLE: LABYRINTH • 9780752877327 • PB SEPULCHRE • 9780752893440 • PB WINTER GHOST • 9781409103394 • PB

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A beautiful, sexy, contemporary retelling of the classic Snow White fairy tale, illustrated by Les Edwards

Poison

Sarah Pinborough Fiction • 192 pages

9780575092983 • $19.99 PB DEMY • MAY 9780575092976 • $22.99 HC DEMY • MAY

• This is a smart, timely and commercial project. • Beautifully packaged, entertainingly written and fun to read - as well as making some thoughtful points about stories we all grew up reading - this hits both the YA and adult markets.

Charm

Sarah Pinborough Fiction • 192 pages

9780575093027 • $19.99 PB DEMY • AUGUST 9780575093010 • $22.99 HC DEMY • AUGUST

Citadel

Kate Mosse Fiction • 544 pages

9781409120834 • $15.99 PB • JUNE PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB Royal: 9781409101284 HC: 9780752876474 CD: 9781409111764

• Perfect for readers new to Kate, but also a must-read for those who’ve enjoyed LABYRINTH and SEPULCHRE.

Praise for Kate mosse: ‘The author has combined an ingenious adventure story with a wonderfully detailed account of the historical background of the Languedoc . . . the result is entirely compelling and full of incidental pleasures.’ - The Times, For the Labyrinth

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It’s DC Fiona Griffiths’ first murder case - and she’s in at the deep end. A woman and her six-year-old daughter killed with chilling brutality in a dingy flat. The only clue: the platinum bank card of a long-dead tycoon, found amidst the squalor. DC Griffiths has already proved herself dedicated to the job, but there’s another side to her she is less keen to reveal. Something to do with a mysterious two-year gap in her CV, her strange inability to cry - and a disconcerting familiarity with corpses. Fiona is desperate to put the past behind her but as more gruesome killings follow, the case leads her inexorably back into those dark places in her own mind where another dead girl is waiting to be found . . .

Talking to the Dead Harry Bingham

Crime/Mystery • 400 pages

9781409137221 • $15.99 PB • june PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB Royal: 9781409140870 HC: 9781409140863

• DC Fiona Griffiths is the most unusual and engaging detective to appear in crime fiction for years. • A powerful psychological thriller. ‘This cleverly plotted police procedural introduces a likeable, maverick detective destined for a bestseller following.’ - CHOICE MAGAZINE ‘. . . An interesting, unusual and in some ways even moving crime novel.’ - Literary Review

A powerful novel of love, loss and facing our deepest fears What starts as a novel about survivor’s guilt soon becomes a richer and more mysterious story as Nicholas Donaghue struggles to work out why he’s having bad dreams, full of omens of death, that seem to be striking down the people he sees in his sleep. ALSO AVAILABLE: RAINBOW’S END • 9780753829233 • PB

The Obituary Writer Lauren St. John

Fiction • 320 pages

9781409127093 • $24.99 TPB ROYAL • JUNE 9781409127185 • $34.99 HC • JUNE

• Lauren St. John is a beloved and bestselling children’s author - now she turns her storytelling powers to the adult market. • THE OBITUARY WRITER brings together the emotive topics of Jojo Moyes ME BEFORE YOU with the emotional power of THE HORSE WHISPERER.

Maria and the Admiral

That Near-Death Thing Inside the Most Dangerous Race in the World Rick Broadbent

Rachel Billington Historical Fiction 320 pages

9781409103271 $15.99 PB • JUNE

Sports/Motorcycles 288 pages

9781409138976 $15.99 PB • JUNE PREVIOUS EDITION: HC: 9781409143406

The Isle of Man TT - the world’s most dangerous race - as seen through the eyes of four leading motorcycle racers.

220 Best-Loved Recipes from the Nation’s Favourite Kitchen Various Cookery • 240 pages

9780297869108 • $29.99 HC • JUNE

An easy-to-use cookbook for your family, with 365 fabulous recipes from over fifty of the best chefs in Britain.

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Saturday Kitchen’s Cooking Bible

Valparaiso, June 1822: Thomas Cochrane has led the Chilean fleet to victory. A moving and compelling novel for readers of richly detailed historical fiction. ALSO AVAILABLE: THE MISSING BOY • 9781409103226 • PB LIES AND LOYALTIES • 9780752893877 • PB MARIAL AND THE ADMIRAL • 9781409111399 • HC ONE SUMMER • 9780752881560 • PB


Two years have passed since the events of the Order of the Scales. Across the realms, dragons are still hatching. Hatching, and hatching free. Two men, one woman. One chance to save the world from a storm of dragons . . . ALSO AVAILABLE: THE ADAMANTINE PALACE • 9780575083752 • PB THE KING OF CRAGS • 9780575083790 • PB THE ORDER OF THE SCALES • 9780575083813 • PB

From Jack the Ripper’s London to an eerily quiet dining room on the Titanic . . . Back in 1912, as the Titanic begins its final shuddering descent to the bottom of the frozen, black Atlantic, one man is about to reveal the truth behind a series of murders that have hung like a dark fog over London for more than two decades . . . the identity of Jack the Ripper. ALSO AVAILABLE: AFTERLIGHT • 9781409103066 • PB OCTOBER SKIES • 9780752884295 • PB A THOUSAND SUNS • 9781409117308 • PB

A gripping historical adventure packed with intrigue, deception, rebellion, politics, love and war He is Queen Elizabeth’s last, perhaps her greatest, love - Robert Deveraux, Earl of Essex. Champion jouster, dashing general . . . and the man that John Lawley, England’s finest swordsman, most wishes to avoid. For John knows the other earl - the reckless melancholic - and has had to risk his life for him in battle one time too many. ALSO AVAILABLE: A PLACE CALLED ARMAGEDDON • 9781409120261 • PB VLAD: THE LAST CONFESSION • 9781409103301 • PB

The Black Mausoleum Stephen Deas

Fantasy • 400 pages

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A desperate quest to save a burning world - Stephen Deas returns to the world with a new dragon trilogy.

9780575100503 • $15.99 PB • june PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB Royal: 9780575100497 HC: 9780575100480

• Praised by both Joe Abercrombie and Brent Weeks, this is the perfect fantasy for everyone waiting for the next George R.R. Martin. • Dragons are THE most popular and iconic monsters in fantasy.

The Candle Man Alex Scarrow

Fiction • 352 pages

9781409103073 • $15.99 PB • JUNE PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB Royal: 9781409108191 HC: 9781409108184

• Alex Scarrow has established himself as a major new talent in thriller writing with his original ideas, vast scope and relentless pace. • Following the success of his historical thriller, October Skies, Scarrow has written another stunning novel, this time set in the eerie streets of London, 1888, as Jack the Ripper begins to cull his victims.

Shakespeare’s Rebel C.C. Humphreys

Historical Fiction • 352 pages

9781409114901 • $24.99 TPB ROYAL • june 9781409114895 • $34.99 HC • june

• C.C. Humphreys has a razor-sharp eye for historical detail, a flair for characterisation and writes some of the most dynamic action scenes around. • SHAKESPEARE’S REBEL is a sweeping, action-packed historical adventure with fantastic characters - both real and imagined. • The novel is based on true historical event and an actual plot to overthrow Elizabeth I. • C.C. Humphreys lives in Vancouver, BC. 49


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A beautiful, atmospheric novel from the author of the highly acclaimed The House of Dust and Dreams It is the late 1960s and Angel is delighted to be back on Crete. She and her friend Chrissi are planning to spend the long summer days as they’ve always done, hanging out together, playing pranks on their unsuspecting neighbours and generally running wild on the mountainside. But when tragedy strikes at the heart of Angel’s family, she and Chrissi resolve to run away together. For two girls on the brink of womanhood, the turmoil that is Greece in the ‘60s makes it a dangerous place to be. . . .

Heavenly’s Child Brenda Reid

Fiction • 388 pages

9781409120285 • $15.99 PB • June PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB Royal: 9781409114741 HC: 9781409114734

• HEAVENLY’S CHILD follows the story of the next generation of characters that we met in Brenda’s debut. • Brenda’s writing is evocative, engaging and utterly engrossing - her recreation of Cretan village life is perfect and makes you long for a holiday in the Grecian sun.

ALSO AVAILABLE: THE HOUSE OF DUST AND DREAMS • 9781409114710 TPB Royal

Seven Elements That Are Shaping The World

Dark Room

Business & Management 288 pages

9781409137603 $15.99 PB • JUNE

9780297868057 $32.99 HC • JUNE

To survive, DI Andrew Hicks must face not only a killer obsessed with randomness and chaos, but also the secret in his own past. If he is to stop the killings, he must confront the truth about himself and the fact that some murders begin in much darker places than he ever imagined.

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BEYOND BUSINESS • 9780753828359 • PB

BLACK FLOWERS • 9781409101116 • TPB ROYAL STILL BLEEDING • 9780752884417 • PB

Pathfinder

Maverick 1

9781409141938 $22.99 tpb royal • JUNE 9781409141921 $34.99 HC • JUNE

Military Memoir 352 pages

Memoir • 352 pages

The afterlife of your nightmares is made all too real in this terrifying psychological thriller, by the British crime talent everyone’s talking about.

Need, Respect, Trust

David Blakeley

David Blakeley

Pathfinder is the only first-hand account of a UK Special Forces mission to emerge for nearly a generation. And it could be the last.

Crime/Mystery 304 pages

PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB Royal: 9781409141907 HC: 9781409141891

Combining history, science and politics, SEVEN ELEMENTS takes you on a presentday adventure of human passion, ingenuity and discovery. Discover how titanium pervades modern consumer society and how an innovative new form of carbon could be starting a technology revolution.

PREVIOUS EDITION: HC: 9781409144090

Steve Mosby

Crime/Mystery 304 pages

John Browne

9781409129028 $16.99 PB • JUNE

Mosby Untitled

Steve Mosby

Maverick 1 David Blakeley

Nemir Kirdar

9781409144137 $22.99 TPB ROYAL • JUNE 9781409144120 $34.99 HC • JUNE

Following on from the success of his first book, PATHFINDER, comes this new offering from Captain David Blakeley.

Biography • 288 pages

9780297868583 $39.99 HC • JUNE

Nemir Kirdar’s personal story of setting up investment bank Investcorp, and a personal manifesto articulating these three essentials in international business - and in life. ALSO AVAILABLE: SAVING IRAQ • 9780753827048 • PB

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On a beautiful beach in Mustique, one of the world’s leading fashion designers wades into the azure waters, deeper and deeper, to drown herself. What could make such an admired, powerful woman undertake such a desperate act? Bestselling Lesley Lokko unravels the secrets of a woman who has everything but the one thing she wants, in this glorious, spellbinding tale of escape, ambition and power. ALSO AVAILABLE: an absolute deception • 9781409101758 TPB Royal RICH GIRL, POOR GIRL • 9781409103516 • PB BITTER CHOCOLATE • 9780752879284 • PB ONE SECRET SUMMER • 9781409102458 • PB

In the snow, death is not the coldest thing waiting for you . . . December, 1930, Ukraine. After the horrors of war, Luka wants a quiet life with his family. His village has, so far, remained hidden from the advancing Soviet brutality - but everything changes the day a stranger arrives, pulling a sled bearing a terrible cargo: the bodies of two children. And then a little girl vanishes. Luka is the only man with the skills to find the stolen child in these frozen lands. And though his toughest enemy is the man he tracks through the harsh winter landscape, his strongest bond is a promise to his family back home . . . ALSO AVAILABLE: DARK HORIZONS • 9781780220093 • PB DRY SEASON • 9780753829325 • PB

Can the path to peace come only through war? The Wytch Lords have rallied, men’s magic has grown more powerful, and their politics have become altogether more dangerous. Especially now: one of the mages has created a spell, called Dawnthief, which has the potential to destroy all living things on the planet. All four magical colleges are fighting to seize it and, in the background, the Wytch Lords have schemes of their own. Schemes which involve crushing the elven nation for good. Whoever seizes the spell, it places the elves in tremendous danger. But can Auum and Takaar overcome their differences and work together to save Calaius?

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Little White Lies Lesley Lokko

Fiction • 512 pages

9781409142485 • $22.99 TPB ROYAL •JUNE 9781409142478 • $34.99 HC • JUNE

• Lesley’s recent novels BITTER CHOCOLATE and RICH GIRL, POOR GIRL have sold over 80,000 copies each in paperback alone. ‘. . . A corker of a book! Sheer indulgence.’ - DAILY EXPRESS

‘A very 21st century blockbuster, this has all the classic elements - nail-biting narrative, absorbing relationships, glamorous locations - with an extra shot of intelligence.’- COSMOPOLITAN

The Child Thief Dan Smith

Thriller • 336 pages

9781780222868 • $15.99 PB • JUNE PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB Royal: 9781409142621 HC: 9781409142614

• Dan writes searing, stark thrillers that take you to faraway shores. His latest novel is perfectly timed to attract readers already hooked on the snowy landscapes of Scandi-crime. • Dan’s debut, DRY SEASON, has already picked up three award nominations - a testament to the quality of his writing.

Elves: Beyond the Mists of Katura James Barclay

Fantasy • 366 pages

9780575085251 • $24.99 TPB ROYAL • JUNE 9780575085237 • $34.99 HC • JUNE

ALSO AVAILABLE: ELVES: RISE OF THE TAIGETHEN • 9780575085220 • PB ELVES: ONCE WALKED WITH GODS • 9780575085039 PB

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The untold stories of the young women who went out to India during the Raj in search of husbands For these young women, often away from home for the first time, one thing they could be sure of was a rollicking good time. By the early twentieth century, a hectic social scene was in place. And, with men outnumbering women by roughly four to one, romances were conducted at alarming speed and marriages were frequent. But after the honeymoon, life often changed dramatically: whisked off to a remote outpost with few other Europeans for company and where constant vigilance was required to guard against disease, they found it a far cry from the social whirlwind of their first arrival.

The extraordinary rise of Henry Tudor and the battle that transformed the course of English history Drawing on a wide range of unpublished sources as well as new research that has only recently come to light, Chris Skidmore untangles fact from legend and relates the compelling story of the battle in full. BOSWORTH also sets the battle against the background of the storms of the Wars of the Roses, and paints a vivid portrait of this time of immense political ferment and social change.

The Fishing Fleet

Husband-Hunting in the Raj Anne de Courcy Biography • 320 pages

9780753828960 • $16.99 PB • JULY PREVIOUS EDITION: HC: 9780297863823

• A fascinating subject with a broad appeal, touching on themes of empire, women’s history and high-society life.

Praise for Anne de Courcy: ‘. . . Smooth, skilful, easy reading.’ - TELEGRAPH

‘There is never a dull sentence in this portrait of an extraordinary life lived in extraordinary times.’ - SUNDAY TIMES

Bosworth

The Rise of the Tudors Chris Skidmore History • 400 pages

9780297863762 • $34.99 HC • JULY

• One of the most important battles in history, made famous by Shakespeare. ‘ . . . One of our brightest young historians.’ - David Starkey ‘Skidmore weaves the densely packed dramas of his subject’s reign into a thoroughly absorbing narrative.’ - The Sunday Times

‘Fresh and lively style . . . Skidmore’s evident literary flair is never allowed to get in the way of sound historical judgements.’ - TLS

The Vanishing Tom Winship

Thriller • 320 pages

9781409133643 $22.99 TPB ROYAL • july 9781409133636 $34.99 HC • july

Dorothea’s War

Fantasy • 496 pages

9780297869184 $29.99 HC DEMY • JULY

M.D. Lachlan

9780575089693 $15.99 PB • JULY

Dorothea Crewdson

Biography • 320 pages

PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB Royal: 9780575089686 HC: 9780575089679

From the author of the critically acclaimed Karen Sharpe series comes a big, pulsepounding thriller. If someone rich enough wants you dead, nothing and no one can protect you . . .

M.D. Lachlan’s century-spanning series of gods, wolves and humans reaches the 10th century and Constantinople, magic, Christianity and intrigue.

also available:

wolfsangel • 9780575089600 • PB Fenrir • 9780575089655 • pb

The Opposite of Mersery • 9780752885261 TPB

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Lord of Slaughter

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The evocative diaries of a young nurse stationed in northern France during the First World War, published for the first time.


It’s twenty-five years since John Rebus appeared on the scene, and five years since he retired. But 2012 saw his return in STANDING IN ANOTHER MAN’S GRAVE. Not only is Rebus as stubborn and anarchic as ever, but he finds himself in trouble with Rankin’s latest creation, Malcolm Fox of Edinburgh’s internal affairs unit. Added to which, Rebus may be about to derail the career of his ex-colleague Siobhan Clarke, while himself being permanently derailed by mob boss and old adversary Big Ger Cafferty. But all Rebus wants to do is discover the truth about a series of seemingly unconnected disappearances stretching back to the millennium. The problem being, no one else wants to go there - and that includes Rebus’s fellow officers. Not that any of that is going to stop Rebus. Not even when his own life and the careers of those around him are on the line. . .

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• Ian is now a guaranteed number one bestseller in both hardcover and mass market paperback - his books are eagerly awaited by readers and reviewers alike. • He’s at the top of his game and has massively broad appeal - he’s a crimewriting big-hitter, a literary star and an unbeatable storyteller. • Ian’s profile just keeps getting bigger - from his fabulous press coverage to his regular media appearances - he’s a face and a name that people know. • He is also the recipient of an OBE and numerous awards, including the CWA Gold Dagger and the Edgar Award.

Praise for IAN RANKIN:

Standing in Another Man’s Grave

‘If the point of crime fiction is to make you think while entertaining you . . . then Ian Rankin definitely does it better than most.’ - The Globe and Mail

Crime/Mystery • 352 pages

‘Is he that much better than everyone else? His sales, reviews, honours and reputation suggest that he is.’ - The Globe and Mail

9781409109402 • $15.99 PB • JULY

Praise for THE COMPLAINTS:

Ian Rankin

PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB Royal: 9781409144724 HC: 9781409144717 CD: 9781409118480

‘Rankin delivers, without the help of Rebus, an excellent cop novel full of action, good dialogue, well-crafted characters and an authentic backdrop.’ - THE TIMES

Also available: The impossible dead • 9781409136293 • PB THE COMPLAINTS • 9781409103479 • PB KNOTS & CROSSES: REBUS 1 • 9780752883533 • PB HIDE & SEEK: REBUS 2 • 9780752883540 • PB TOOTH & NAIL: REBUS 3 • 9780752883557 • PB STRIP JACK: REBUS 4 • 9780752883564 • PB

THE BLACK BOLT: REBUS 5 9780752883571 • PB MORTAL CAUSES: REBUS 6 • 9780752883588 • PB LET IT BLEED: REBUS 7 • 9780752883595 • PB BLACK AND BLUE: REBUS 8 • 9780752883601 • PB THE HANGING GARDEN: REBUS 9 9780752883618 • PB

The sequel to BLUE REMEMERED EARTH - an epic vision of our journey into deep space It is a thousand years in the future. Mankind is making its way out into the universe on massive generation ships. The new novel from Alastair Reynolds is one for fans of Peter F. Hamilton and Iain M. Banks. ALSO AVAILABLE: BLUE REMEMBERED EARTH • 9780575088306 • PB BLUE REMEMBERED EARTH • 9780575088283 • TPB CENTURY RAIN • 9780575083325 • PB REDEMPTION ARK • 9780575083103 • PB REVELATION SPACE • 9780575083097 • PB TERMINAL WORLD • 9780575088504 • PB ZIMA BLUE • 9780575084551 • PB

DEAD SOULS: REBUS 10 • 9780752883625 • PB SET IN DARKNESS: REBUS 11 • 9780752883632 • PB THE FALLS: REBUS 12 • 9780752883649 • PB RESURRECTION MEN: REBUS 13 9780752883656 • PB BLEEDING HEARTS • 9781409118381 • PB

on the steel breeze Alastair Reynolds

Science Fiction • 488 pages

9780575090460 • $24.99 TPB ROYAL • JULY 9780575090453 • $34.99 HC • JULY

• REVELATION SPACE has sold more than 100,000 copies in the UK alone. • Reynolds has won the BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION AWARD award and been shortlisted three times for the ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD. ‘It’s rare to find a writer with sufficient nerve and stamina to write novels that are big enough to justify using words like “revelation” and “redemption”. Reynolds pulls it off.’ - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

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The extraordinary new fantasy series continues There is no time for Gair to dwell on his grief or hunger for revenge. Pursuing an artefact from the Founding Wars, he travels deep into the hostile southern deserts. As religious tensions erupt into bloody violence around him, he must make an impossible choice: save innocent lives or sacrifice them in the hope that thousands more can be saved later. And all the while, his grip on his powers is failing . . . ALSO AVAILABLE: SONGS OF THE EARTH • 9780575096165 • PB

The brilliant debut crime thriller from a British forensic psychologist When the skeleton of a young woman is found near a West Midlands motorway, evidence suggests that it is that of teenager Molly James, who went missing five years ago. Forensic psychologist Dr Kate Hanson and the Unsolved Crime Unit are called in to re-investigate Molly’s case. The deeper they dig the dirtier the clues get, and when a second set of remains is unearthed Kate suspects they’re looking for a Repeater: a killer who will adapt, grow and not stop until they are caught.

Trinity Rising Elspeth Cooper

Fantasy • 560 pages

9780575096202 • $15.99 PB • JULY PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB Royal: 9780575096196

• This is a story of extraordinary imagination: brimming with detail and filled with menace. • SONGS OF THE EARTH has sold over 10,000 copies in trade.

Gone in Seconds A.J. Cross

Crime/Mystery • 368 pages

9781409137467 • $15.99 PB • AUGUST PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB Royal: 9781409142683 HC: 9781409142676

• A.J. Cross - like her lead character - is a forensic psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the field. Her expertise brings a thrilling authenticity to her work as Cornwell brings to Scarpetta and Reichs brings to Brennan. ‘ . . . Intriguing and well-written.’ - Literary Review

Merchant Adventurers

The Voyage that Launched Modern England James Evans History • 352 pages

9780297866886 $34.99 HC • JULY

This Tudor voyage of exploration is an extraordinary story of daring, discovery, tragedy and pioneering achievement, illuminating wider themes in the history of exploration, trade, science, globalisation, and the making of modern England.

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The Autobiography

When in Rome

Biography • 288 pages

9781409136125 $15.99 PB • JULY

Nicky Pellegrino

Fiction • 352 pages

Ann Widdecombe 9780297866435 $34.99 HC • JULY

Forthright memoirs of a singular personality - former MP and Strictly Come Dancing star Ann Widdecombe.

PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB Royal: 9781409133773 HC: 9781409133766

A city of love, food, music and passion - this is a novel for anyone who fell in love with LA DOLCE VITA. ALSO AVAILABLE: THE VILLA GIRL • 9780752884400 • PB THE GYPSY TEAROOM • 9780752893228 • PB THE ITALIAN WEDDING • 9780752883915 • PB DELICIOUS • 9780752864631 • PB RECIPE FOR LIFE • 9780752884394 • PB


Jocelyne is 47 and runs her own dressmaking shop. She’s a bit overweight, her husband is very ordinary and her best friends are the twins who run the hairdresser next door. Jocelyn has reached the point where she is examining her life and measuring it against what her teenage self had imagined. We discover that Jocelyn’s mother dropped dead suddenly when she was 17, and her father fell ill shortly afterwards, so she had to take the job in the shop rather than pursue her dreams. But then is she really unhappy? She has her weekends away, her friendships, her sewing blog, her work and its small pleasures . . .

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If you could change your life, would you?

Then the twins persuade Jocelyn to enter the euromillion lottery and she wins 18 million euros. She could do anything with the money, change her life completely, but what does she really want? She doesn’t tell anyone about the win . . . not just yet. Without cashing the cheque she begins to write down her ‘list of desires’ - a new coat, a bathmat, a visit to her daughter in England. She goes in to the Chanel shop in Paris, thinking she could buy anything she wants but will a new bag really make her any happier than the sandwich her husband prepared for her that morning? Meanwhile, her dressmaking blog is taking off, helping Jocelyn to help other women. But then the question is taken out of her hands when someone close to Jocelyne acts with devastating consequences . . .

• Sold 75, 000 copies in the first two months after publication. • With a wonderful, everywoman heroine, and a truly universal dilemma at its heart, MY LIST OF DESIRES will have particular appeal for women from 30 to 60, i.e., the book club market.

THE LIST OF MY DESIRES Gregoire Delacourt Fiction • 240 pages

9780297868361 • $22.99 TPB ROYAL • JULY 9780297868354 • $34.99 HC • JULY

• The success of THE ELEGANCE OF THE HEDGEHOG (160,000 copies) and NO ET MOI (over 50,000 copies) proves there is a real appetite for beautifully crafted and heartwarming stories. • With its questions about materialism and what actually makes us happy, it is in tune with the Zeitgeist - it’s the quality of life, not things! • Delacourt’s first novel, L’ECRIVAIN DE LA FAMILLE, sold 10,000 copies and won several awards, including the PRIX MARCEL PAGNOL and the PRIX RIVE GAUCHE.

Astounding and convincing inquiry into the assassination of U.S. president John F. Kennedy Chris Lightbown is an experienced investigative journalist who has worked for the Sunday Times, and his masterly book is the first to use the network of high-quality but unknown independent researchers whose conferences, internet sites, lectures and books have largely been ignored by the mainstream media. Lightbown’s book is a brilliant piece of investigative reporting. It is also an utterly convincing and gripping narrative that provides the greatest clarity to the dark event that altered the twentieth century.

the Strange Death of JFK

The Men Who Murdered the President Chris Lightbown History • 512 pages

9780297869283 • $24.99 TPB ROYAL • august 9780297864462 • $34.99 HC • august

• Publication year is the 50th anniversary of the assassination. • Far more information has emerged in the last 15 years since Oliver Stone’s film JFK and the passing of the JFK Act by President Clinton than in the previous 32 years.

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Fantasy needs a new hero. Meet Gallow - Truesword, Griefbringer and trouble for anyone who crosses him.

Gallow: The Crimson Shield Nathan Hawke

For my king I will travel to the end of the world. I will find the fabled Crimson Shield so that his legions may carry it to battle, and when Sword and Shield must finally clash, there you will find me. I will not make pacts with devils or bargains with demons for I do not believe in such things, and yet I will see them all around me, in men and in their deeds. Remember me then, for I will not suffer such monsters to live.

Gallow: The Crimson Shield Nathan Hawke

Fantasy • 320 pages

9780575115088 • $15.99 PB • AUGUST

• Nathan Hawke is a pseudonym for British fantasy author Stephen Deas. • Perfect for fans of David Gemmell and exciting, fast-paced fantasy. • A protagonist with a big sword, a troubled past and a strong sense of justice.

Even if they are the ones I serve.

I Don’t Know Why She Bothers

I Don’t Know Why She Bothers

A Night on the Orient Express

Daisy Waugh

Veronica Henry

Parenting 320 pages

Fiction • 320 pages

9781409135470 $15.99 PB • august 9781409130949 $34.99 HC • August

9780297868767 $22.99 TPB ROYAL • JULY

Daisy Waugh

Guilt-free motherhood for the thoroughly modern woman!

The wonderful new novel from the bestselling author of THE LONG WEEKEND. ALSO AVAILABLE: THE LONG WEEKEND • 9781409135463 • PB THE BEACH HUT • 9781409119951 • PB THE BIRTHDAY OFFICE • 9781409120605 • PB JUST A FAMILY AFFAIR • 9780752883267 • PB MARRIAGE AND OTHER GAMES 9781409103332 • PB

Monty

Fatal Rivarly, Flooden 1513

The Autobiography Colin Montgomerie

Power, Personality and the Decisive Battle for Renaissance Britain George Goodwin

Fiction • 288 pages

9781409136637 $16.99 PB • august

History • 288 pages

9780297867395 $34.99 HC • AUGUST

PREVIOUS EDITION: HC: 9781409140955

Montgomerie’s autobiography is the story of both a prodigious talent and complex personality who at forty-seven remains determined to add to his already impressive achievements. It is a book about one of the greatest golfing characters in the world trying to achieve the necessary personal and professional balance.

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The relationship of England and Scotland became defined by events on 9 September 1513 in a battle of great size, bloodshed and finality - the Battle of Flodden. ALSO AVAILABLE: FATAL COLOURS: ENGLAND’S MOST BRUTAL BATTLE • 9780753828175 • PB

Churchill and Empire

Churchill and Empire

Lawrence James

Biography • 448 pages

9780297869146 $39.99 HC • august

Lawrence James

A genuinely new biography of Churchill, focusing on his contradictory and lifelong relationship with the British Empire. ALSO AVAILABLE: ARISTOCRATS: POWER, GRACE AND DECADENCE 9780349119571 • PB MIDDLE CLASS, THE • 9780349115436 • PB RAJ • 9780349110127 • PB The RISE AND FALL OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE 9780349106670 • PB WARRIOR RACE • 9780349114866 • TPB ROYAL

Empire of the Deep

The Rise and Fall of the British Navy Ben Wilson History • 544 pages

9780297864080 $39.99 HC • SEPTEMBER

Definitive history of the British Navy from Henry VIII and the Mary Rose to the 21st century.


The struggle to prevent the sorcerer Arunis from destroying the world with the Nilstone reaches its thunderous conclusion. Robert V.S. Redick’s stunning and original fantasy series combines the invention of Scott Lynch with the power of Philip Pullman. ALSO AVAILABLE:

The Night of the Swarm Robert V.S. Redick

Fantasy • 832 pages

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The final part of the Chathrand saga

9780575097797 • $15.99 PB • AUGUST PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB Royal: 9780575097780 HC: 9780575097773

• Lauded by Terry Brooks.

RIVER OF THE SHADOWS • 9780575081857 • PB THE RED WOLF CONSPIRACY • 9780575081789 •PB THE RATS AND THE RULING SEA • 9780575081819 PB

Another amazing adventure from a wildly imaginative author An epic in four movements, this is the third book in Robert Rankin’s highly acclaimed meta-Victorian series. Comparable to Pratchett or Douglas Adams, the Father of Far Fetched Fiction has pulled out all of the stops with this riotous tale of wicked women, a dangerous detective and Darwin the educated ape. also available: THE MECHANICAL MESSIAH AND OTHER MARVELS OF THE MODERN WORLD • 9780575086388 • PB THE DA-DA-DE-DA-DA CODE • 9780575085480 • PB NECROPHENIA • 9780575082427 • PB THE TOYMINATOR • 9780575085473 • PB RETROMANCER • 9780575085008 • PB THE HOLLOW CHOCOLATE BUNNIES OF THE APOCALYPSE • 9780575085435 • PB THE BRIGHTONOMICON • 978057508546-6 • PB

Two worlds locked in bloody conflict, two warriors far from home . . . The Mediterranean, 1571. For hundreds of years, the Ottoman Empire has ruled the seas. But the seas are only a gateway to the lands they covet beyond. The armies of the Turk are picking off colonies and small islands, and if the Mediterranean falls, then perhaps finally the balance of power between crescent and cross will tip . . . ALSO AVAILABLE in the clash of empires series: the great siege • 9781409102830 • PB

The Educated Ape and Other Wonders of the World Robert Rankin

Fiction • 314 pages

9780575086432 • $15.99 PB • AUGUST PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB Royal: 9780575086425 HC: 9780575086418

• Robert Rankin is second only to Terry Pratchett as a writer of funny fantasy in Britain. • His fan club, The Order of the Golden Sprout (www.thegoldensprout.com), is highly proactive.

Clash of Empires: The Red Sea William Napier

Fantasy • 325 pages

9781409102878 • $15.99 PB • AUGUST PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB Royal: 9781409105350 HC: 9781409105343

• William Napier’s ATTILA series has sold over 100,000 paperbacks and hit the Sunday Times Top 20 in hardcover. • William Napier is a fantastic craftsman of prose and possesses a wealth of knowledge of the time.

ALSO AVAILABLE: ATTILIA • 9780752877877 • PB ATTILIA: THE GATHERING OF THE STORM 9780752881423 • PB ATTILIA: THE JUDGEMENT • 9780752893907 • PB

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fall 2012/winter 2013 drop-in titles

Tyrant: Destroyer of Cities

Tarzan of the Apes & Other Tales: Centenary Edition

Christian Cameron Historical Fiction • 400 pages

Edgar Rice Burroughs Fantasy • 976 pages

9781409122258 $24.99 TPB ROYAL • march 9781409122241 $34.99 HC • february

The fifth volume in the scintillating Tyrant series: the epic siege of Rhodes in 306 BC also available in the TYRANT SERIES: TYRANT • 9780752883922 • PB TYRANT: STORM OF ARROWS • 9781409103660 • PB TYRANT: FUNERAL GAMES • 9780752883946 • PB TYRANT: KING OF THE BOSPORUS 9781409102755 • PB

9780575134416 $32.99 TPB Royal SEPTEMBER 9780575129160 $39.99 HC • SEPTEMBER

A beautifully produced omnibus of the first six Tarzan novels, in the style of Gollancz’s COMPLETE CHRONICLES OF CONAN and H.P. Lovecraft collections.

Citadel

ALSO AVAILABLE:

9781409111764 $39.99 AUDIO • OCTOBER

Fiction • 16.5 Hours

9781409141679 $39.99 AUDIO SEPTEMBER

Calendar

TERRY PRATCHETT’S DISCWORLD COLLECTOR’S ED. CALENDAR 2012 • 9780575094406 • CALENDAR

Fiction • 13 Hours

Katherine Webb

Terry Pratchett

9780575094413 $16.99 PB • SEPTEMBER

Kate Mosse

A Half Forgotten Song

Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Collectors’ Edition Calendar 2013

A stunning new novel from the author of THE LEGACY; unabridged edition. ALSO AVAILABLE: THE UNSEEN • 9781409112617 • TPB Royal

Following on from the worldwide success of LABYRINTH and SEPULCHRE comes the final part of the Languedoc trilogy; unabridged edition. ALSO AVAILABLE: LABYRINTH • 9780752874753 • CD SEPULCHRE • 9780752885421 • CD

Standing in Another Man’s Grave

Brazil

Michael Palin

Ian Rankin

Crime/Mystery 12 Hours (10 CDs)

9781409118480 $39.99 AUDIO • NOVEMBER

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Travel Narrative/Memoir 320 pages

Labyrinth

9780297866268 $32.99 HC • NOVEMBER

Fiction • 8 Hours

The brand-new crime novel from No. 1 bestselling author Ian Rankin; unabridged edition.

Michael Palin, the No. 1 bestselling author, explores an exotic country that is now a global superpower.

ALSO AVAILABLE:

ALSO AVAILABLE:

impossible dead • 9781409111801 • CD complaints • 9781409101512 • CD exit music • 9780752885506 • CD

HALFWAY TO HOLLYWOOD: DIARIES 1980 TO 1988 • 9780753827482 • PB AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS 9780753823248 • PB FULL CIRCLE• 9780753823255 • PB NEW EUROPE • 9780753823972 • PB DIARIES : THE PYTHON YEARS 1969–1979 9780753821770 • PB

Kate Mosse

9780752874753 $28.00 AUDIO DECEMBER

Two readers tell the stories of the main characters: Emilia Fox reads the contemporary sections and Anton Lesser reads the medieval sections.


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A wonderful blend of THE HELP and secret DAUGHTER set in South Africa South Africa, 1919: Isolated Cathleen finds solace in Ada, the housemaid’s daughter. When Ada finds she is expecting a mixed-race child, she flees, determined to spare Cathleen disgrace and the knowledge of her betrayal. Yet as Ada carves a life for herself, Cathleen risks the constraints of apartheid to persuade Ada to return. Beyond the cruelty, there is love, hope - and redemption.

The Housemaid’s Daughter Barbara Mutch

Fiction • 416 pages

9780755392124 • $15.99 PB • APRIL PREVIOUS FORMATS: TPB Royal: 9780755392100 HC: 9780755392094

• Chatelaine Book Club pick. • A beautiful story which intricately portrays the drama, dynamics and heartbreak of two women against the backdrop of a beautiful yet divided land. • www.barbaramutch.com

Sometimes, the end of a journey is just the beginning . . . After scattering her great aunt’s ashes in the Mali desert, Clemmie stayed behind to begin a new life. Now, Emily fears for her cousin’s safety and returns to Africa, determined to find out why Clemmie needs help. Divinity, in Mali to discover her ancestral homeland, does not expect chaos, adventure or the danger that seems to grow as their group crosses the desert towards Clemmie . . .

The Lonely Desert Sarah Challis

Fiction • 384 pages

9780755356812 • $15.99 PB • APRIL previous formats: TPB Royal: 9780755356805 HC: 9780755356799

‘The characters are well drawn and the story . . . moves at a gripping pace.’ - Daily Telegraph

also available: THE GARDEN PARTY • 9780755356775 • PB LOVE AND OTHER SECRETS • 9780755330898 • PB THAT SUMMER AFFAIR • 9780755330867 • PB

How far would you go to rescue your child? After holding Paul van Niekirk up at gunpoint, an abductor drives off in Paul’s new BMW. With Paul’s baby daughter. Despite his pacifism, Paul descends into the dark heart of South Africa to find his child and discovers in himself a capacity for violence. When the trail goes cold, he risks losing everything . . . but might find redemption in the most unlikely circumstances.

Held Up

Christopher Radmann Thriller • 416 pages

9780755389216 • $15.99 PB • APRIL PREVIOUS FORMAT: TPB Royal: 9780755389209

• Dennis Lehane’s MYSTIC RIVER meets J. M. Coetzee’s DISGRACE. • A tremendously powerful, moving first novel written with urgency and fire. • Perfect reading group novel examining fatherhood, what it is to be a man, loss, family breakdown and redemption, and it is a fascinating look into modern South African culture.

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It’s a national celebration in Spain, but Primavera Blackstone is preoccupied by the appearance of Duncan Culshaw, who is determined to rake through the ashes of her past. Duncan plays fast and loose with the fiercely protective Prim, but when his actions threaten the inheritance of Prim’s son Tom, things are going to get explosive. Happily, there’s a new guardian angel in town . . .

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The thrilling new Primavera Blackstone crime mystery, from Scotland’s crime master

• Quintin Jardine’s Primavera Blackstone series is proving a huge hit with his fans and there has been a significant sales boost for his novels. • Quintin Jardine’s total sales have reached in excess of 1.4 million copies. • Quintin Jardine was a guest blogger for The National Post. • www.quintinjardine.com

Praise for Quintin Jardine: ‘Don’t plan to begin reading this one on a work night. You won’t put it down until the final page.’ - The Globe and Mail for Fatal Last Words ‘. . . a rollicking good tale with a head-slap finale, seamlessly woven by an expert storyteller.’ - The Winnipeg Free Press for Fatal Last Words ‘Remarkably assured . . . a tour de force.’ - New York Times for rush of blood

Deadly Business Quintin Jardine

Crime/Mystery • 352 pages

9780755357093 • $24.99 TPB Royal • APRIL 9780755357086 • $34.99 Hc • APRIL Also available IN THE PRIMAVERA BLACKSTONE SERIES: INHUMAN REMAINS • 9780755348992 • PB BLOOD RED • 9780755357697 • mm BLOOD RED • 9780755340262 • pb

AS EASY AS MURDER • 9780755340293 •pb AS EASY AS MURDER • 9780755340286 • TPB

The intricate, thrilling and brilliant new Bob Skinner mystery by Scotland’s finest crime writer Edinburgh Chief Constable Bob Skinner, his private life shattered by the end of his marriage, is investigating the most public crime in Glasgow. The shooters were killed at the scene. But who sent them? The trail leads to London, where Skinner has to go head to head with the country’s leading power brokers . . . a confrontation that seems too much, even for him. also available In the bob skinner series: FUNERAL NOTE • 9780755356973 • PB FUNERAL NOTE • 9780755356966 • TPB Royal GRIEVOUS ANGEL • 9780755356935 • TPB Royal A RUSH OF BLOOD • 9780755357666 • PB FATAL LAST WORDS • 9780755329168 • PB AFTERSHOCK • 9780755348848 • PB

Pray for the Dying Quintin Jardine

Crime/Mystery • 400 pages

9780755356997 • $24.99 TPB Royal • JULY 9780755356980 • $34.99 HC • JULY

Praise for Quintin Jardine: ‘He’s at the very top of his game, telling a mesmerizing tale of love, loss and desperation.’ - The Globe and Mail for The Loner ‘It’s difficult to believe that the 20th Bob Skinner novel could be as good as the first, but it is.’ - The Globe and Mail for Rush of Blood

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The eagerly anticipated and highly entertaining memoirs of Dancing with the Stars’s most popular judge Bruno Tonioli is the unmistakably flamboyant Italian who has entertained countless Dancing with the Stars fans for very nearly a decade. Bruno lights up every episode of the show with his high-energy, warm and deliciously humourous critiques of the celebrity contestants. For the very first time, fans can now read all about this highly engaging and life-affirming man!

Doctor, Doctor: Incredible True Tales From a GP’s Surgery Rosemary Leonard

Memoir • 304 pages

9780755362066 $16.99 PB • APRIL PREVIOUS FORMAT: TPB Demy 9780755362059

Dr. Rosemary Leonard shares her incredible stories from a 25-year career as a GP, from the moment she was held hostage by a patient to the young girl who didn’t know she was pregnant until she gave birth.

Fabulous Baker Brothers: Baking For Britain Tom and Henry Herbert

The Fabulous Baker Brothers: Baking For Britain

Tom and Henry Herbert Cookery (9.7 x 7.4") 256 pages

9780755364619 $32.99 HC • APRIL

The brand new book from the bestselling Fabulous Baker Brothers. also available: THE FABULOUS BAKER BROTHERS 9780755363667 • TPB

The Flag of Freedom

the spoils of conquest

Historical Fiction 448 pages

Historical Fiction 368 pages

Seth Hunter

9780755379057 $15.99 PB • may

Seth Hunter

9780755379071 $34.99 HC • AUGUST

Bruno My Story Bruno Tonioli

Memoir • 304 pages

9780755364091 • $16.99 PB • APRIL PREVIOUS FORMAT: TPB Royal: 9780755364084 HC: 9780755364077

• Bruno is the judge on Dancing with the Stars in North America, another ratings smash with 18.5 million viewers for the autumn 2011 series finale.

The Didi Man

Dietmar Hamann Memoir/Soccer 288 pages

9780755362813 $16.99 PB • APRIL PREVIOUS FORMAT: HC: 9780755362806

Dietmar ‘Didi’ Hamann is unique - a foreigner with a Scouse accent, a German who plays cricket for his village team. This is Hamann’s warm, personal and highly entertaining story of his time at his beloved football club.

From Essex to Chelsea with Love Millie Conway

Fiction• 416 pages

9781472200365 $15.99 pb • MAY

PREVIOUS FORMAT: HC: 9780755379033

Here is the next Nathan Peake novel in this series of thrilling naval historical adventures, in the vein of Patrick O’Brian and Sean Thomas Russell. Also available: PRICE OF GLORY • 9780755357673 • PB TIDE OF WAR • 9780755357611 • PB TIME OF TERROR • 9780755347148 • PB WINDS OF FOLLY • 9780755379019 • PB

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Nathan takes command of the East India Company’s naval wing - the Bombay Marine - an under-armed and poorly crewed flotilla of sloops and gunboats. With these meagre resources he must stop the flow of French supplies to their Indian ally and protect the Company’s trade from the pirates and privateers swarming in the Bay of Bengal.

Events planner Talli is in a fix. Her brother and his fiancée Edwina want her to deliver the Wedding of the Year. Their dream venue is available in eight weeks - is that enough time?. Personal trainer Zac Parker needs to get wealthy client Edwina into shape for her Big Day. All he needs is for that uptight wedding planner to stop getting in his way.


Eloise Hamilton has reluctantly uprooted to Dartmouth, but when her mother-in-law Margaret and best friend Sara are both thrust into unexpected turmoil, Eloise must hold everything together for her loved ones. As her world implodes with the strain of being responsible for all around her, someone is bound to be overlooked. And the damage might be irreparable . . . Also available: PLAYING AWAY • 9780755394203 • PB LARGER THAN LIFE • 9780755394227 • PB THE OTHER WOMAN’S SHOES • 9780755394234 • PB STILL THINKING OF YOU • 9780755394241 • PB HUSBANDS • 9780755394258 • PB

Whatever It Takes Adele Parks

Fiction • 452 pages

9780755371358 • $15.99 PB • APRIL

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What if love’s not enough?

PREVIOUS FORMATs: TPB ROYAL: 9780755371341 HC: 9780755371334

• MEN I’VE LOVED BEFORE reached No. 6 on the Sunday Times bestseller list in hardback and No. 5 in paperback. ‘Her best yet . . . brilliantly, pacy and insightful narrative.’ - Daily Mail ‘. . . A riveting read full of truths and tender moments.’ - Good Housekeeping ‘. . . Powerful and emotional.’ - Red

The stunning, emotional and powerful new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author Meet Jo. She’s an incurable romantic, ever hopeful that life will bring her the things she wants most: a husband, children - a family. Meet Dean. He’s a self-made, self sufficient man, who doesn’t believe in happy-ever-afters. Why would he when his father walked out on his mother and sister and left them to fend for themselves? A chance phone call, a reckless decision and a twist of fate bring these two utterly different people together - neither of them will ever be the same again . . .

the state we’re in Adele Parks

Fiction • 320 pages

9780755371389 • $22.99 TPB Royal • AUGUST 9780755371372 • $34.99 HC • AUGUST

• All of Adele’s novels have been top ten bestsellers and her work has been translated into 20 languages. • To find out more visit www.adeleparks.com and follow Adele on twitter: @adeleparks

Also available: WHATEVER IT TAKES • 9780755371341 • TPB ABOUT LAST NIGHT • 9780755371310 • PB MEN I’VE LOVED BEFORE • 9780755371273 • PB

Winner of the prestigious Crime Writers’ Association Silver Dagger Award (previous winners include PD James, Ruth Rendell, Colin Dexter and Donna Leon) When Cetin Ikmen is invited to a murder mystery evening at Istanbul’s famous Pera Palas Hotel, he finds himself embroiled in a deadly game of life imitating art. Walking in the steps of the great Agatha Christie, Ikmen experiences fear and hatred which have echoes deep in his own past. Also available: DEAD OF NIGHT • 9780755371662 • PB DEAD OF NIGHT • 9780755371655 • TPB A NOBLE KILLING • 9780755371624 • PB DEATH BY DESIGN • 9780755357581 • MM RIVER OF THE DEAD • 9780755348978 • MM PRETTY DEAD THINGS • 9780755345151 • MM

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Barbara Nadel Crime/Mystery • 384 pages

9780755388899 • $22.99 TPB Royal • may 9780755388882 • $34.99 HC • APRIL

• The thrilling new Inspector Ikmen crime novel.

Praise for barbara nadel: ‘ . . . the explosive plot is as Byzantine as ever, and both Turkish and immigrant cultures are treated with a deft insight and poignant charm for which she (Nadel) is justly known.’ - The Winnipeg Free Press

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An erotic graphic novel which tells a tale of love, mystery and the darker side of desire Created in the ‘60s by the famous Italian graphic artist Guido Crepax, Valentina is one of the most iconic and sexy graphic novel heroines of all time. With her distinctive black bob, demure exterior and liberal approach to life, Valentina is the very essence of European sophistication.

Valentina Graphic Novel 2

Valentina Graphic Novel 2 Guido Crepax

Erotica/Graphic Novel • 112 pages

9780755398959 • $19.99 TPB (9.68 x 7.44") • MAY

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VALENTINA AND THE MAGIC LANTERN 9780755398935 • TPB

Valentina is the antithesis of Ana from FIFTY SHADES

Valentina Graphic Novel 3

This stylish, erotic graphic novel heats the blood and sets the pulse racing, as Valentina is drawn into a world where physical gratification comes in every shape and size, and absolutely anything goes.

Valentina Graphic Novel 3 Guido Crepax

Erotica/Graphic Novel • 112 pages

9780755398973 • $19.99 TPB (9.68 x 7.44") • JULY

Guido Crepax

A country house. A long, hot summer. A story of love. When a mysterious countess arrives late in life to live in a large house on the outskirts of a beautiful Hampshire village, the local tongues start wagging. No-one is more intrigued than Cecily Chadwick. Cecily is deeply fascinated by the exotic elderly lady and, as she gets to know her, is riveted by the tales of her life on the continent. And when she meets Jack, the Countess’s grandson, she realises that there is much more to both of them than meets the eye and that there are long-hidden secrets still to be revealed . . . Also available:

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The Memory of Lost Senses Judith Kinghorn

Fiction • 448 pages

9780755386024 • $24.99 TPB Royal • may 9780755386017 • $34.99 HC • APRIL

Praise for The Last Summer: ‘. . . [An] enchanting debut of Rachel Hore/Downton Abbey ilk, big storytelling stuff of social and political change spanning the First World War and beyond. It’s a glorious read, highly recommended.’ - Sarah Broadhurst, Bookseller

‘The year is 1914 and love and war are about to transform privileged 16 year old Clarissa’s charmed existence forever. This sumptuous romance is made for fans of Downton.’ - The Lady


2012. Photographer Valentina Rosselli has been invited to exhibit at a show of erotic photography in London, where her ex-lover, Theo, now lives. Valentina leaps at the chance, for Theo has got under her skin in a way no other man ever has and she’s secretly hoping she might be able to rekindle what they’ve lost.

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Second in the Valentia series, an erotic story of love, mystery and the dark side of desire

1948. Valentina’s great-grandmother Maria is heading off to London to study contemporary dance, but she finds restrained post-war England a hard place to fit in. And the one person she does feel a connection with, she’s not allowed to love . . . As Valentina uncovers the story of her grandmother, she begins to question how much one should change for love. For Theo has made a sexual request she’s not sure she wants to fulfill - but if she refuses, she may never have a chance to show her love to him again. • There is a huge appetite for erotica at the moment: this book will appeal to readers of 50 SHADES, but also those who lean towards more upmarket fiction. Valentina is the literary equivalent to Agent Provocateur! • This novel has everything you could want: an unforgettable heroine in Valentina, a gloriously rich backdrop in Milan and Venice, and brilliantly written sex, but there is a compelling love story at its heart - which is key when it comes to erotic fiction. • The books are inspired by the artwork of revered graphic artist Guido Crepax. Crepax is celebrated in Europe (he’s just had a retrospective at the Louvre) and his stunning illustrations appear at the start of each chapter to enhance the text and create a truly original novel.

Valentina on the edge Evie Blake

Erotica • 384 pages

9780755398898 • $14.99 PB • MAY

Also available: VALENTINA • 9780755398874 • PB

A deep, dark and opulent tale of Belle Époque Paris, and the secrets and dangers hidden beneath its luxurious facade Paris, 1909. Maud Creely becomes a companion to beautiful, opium-addicted Sylvie. Both fascinated and repelled by the secrets within this world of luxury, Maud struggles to resist the temptations of wealthy Paris. Paris, 2011. Astrid, attempting to learn about her great aunt Maud, increasingly finds herself in a world where nothing is certain. Past and present, fact and fiction, begin to blur . . . Also available: CIRCILE OF SHADOWS • 9780755372072 • TPB ISLAND OF BONES • 9780755372041 • PB ANATOMY OF MURDER • 9780755348442 • PB INSTRUMENTS OF DARKNESS • 9780755348411 • PB

the paris winter Imogen Robertson Fiction • 384 pages

9780755390120 • $22.99 TPB Royal • MAY 9780755390113 • $34.99 HC • MAY

• Check out Imogen’s website at www.imogenrobertson.com ‘. . . Matchless storytelling, gripping and moving in equal measure. Addictive.’ - Nicci French

Praise for Imogen Robertson: ‘This is a really fine mystery with several intriguing twists and lots of period detail to keep the story rolling.’ -The Globe and Mail for Anatomy of Murder

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Lyn Andrews is ‘an outstanding storyteller’ (Woman’s Weekly) and her new novel is another captivating read. Iris and Rose are adjusting the end of the Great War and the return of their brother Charlie. But after travelling to Tregarron, Rose obtains a job as housemaid, falling in love with the young, troubled head of house. Meanwhile, both Charlie and Iris are thinking of marriage. When tragedy strikes, the whole family must pull together, but will their dreams be put on hold? also available: BEYOND A MISTY SHORE • 9780755371860 • PB BEYOND A MISTY SHORE • 9780755372003 • TPB TO LOVE AND CHERISH • 9780755371839 • PB DAYS OF HOPE • 9780755331970 • PB THE MYSTERIES OF GLASS • 9780755303106 • PB HOURS OF THE NIGHT • 9780755303137 • PB

The first historical epic from Lyn Andrews takes a fresh new look at the compelling figure of Anne Boleyn and her life before she married Henry VIII. Henry Percy, future Earl of Northumberland, is captivated from the moment he glimpses the beautiful Anne Boleyn. Anne, taught to use her charms to secure her family’s position, agrees to marry him. When the lovers are torn apart, Henry remains true to the only woman he will ever love. But then King Henry VIII determines to make Anne his queen, changing the course of history . . .

Lyn Andrews

Fiction • 416 pages

9780755372010 • $22.99 TPB Royal • may 9780755371884 • $28.99 HC Demy • APRIL

• Lyn Andrews’ sales are over 2 million copies sold.

Praise for Lyn Andrews: ‘Gutsy . . . A vivid picture of a hard-up, hard-working community . . . will keep the pages turning.’ - Daily Express ‘Lyn Andrews tackles her subject with the panache of an indisputably gifted storyteller.’ - Historical Novels Review

The Queen’s Promise Lyn Andrews

Historical Fiction • 496 pages

9780755386710 • $15.99 PB • may previous formats: TPB Royal: 9780755396283 HC: 9780755386703

• The setting of the Tudor court holds an eternal fascination for readers of historical fiction. • This gorgeous new package will be irresistible to fans of Philippa Gregory, Susannah Dunn and Alison Weir.

Can’t Take My Eyes Off You

a distant dream

the lost

Saga • 416 pages

Fiction • 320 pages

9780755394289 $34.99 HC • MAY

Crime/Mystery 384 pages

9780755392681 $22.99 TPB Royal • MAY 9780755392674 $34.99 HC • MAY

The bestselling author’s latest novel is warm, and utterly unputdownable: as Clara’s dreams of happily-ever-after begin to shatter, will she be able to wrestle her life back? Also available: WOULD I LIE TO YOU? • 9780755359813 • PB WOULD I LIE TO YOU? • 9780755359806 • TPB NO STRINGS ATTACHED • 9780755328475 • PB JUST THE THREE OF US • 9780755356553 • MM TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT • 9780755359769 • PB

Claire McGowan

Pamela Evans

Clare Dowling

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Sunlight on the Mersey

a distant dream

9780755386383 $22.99 TPB Royal • MAY 9780755386376 $34.99 HC • MAY

Pamela Evans

It’s 1936 in West London, and fifteen-yearold May Stubbs contracts tuberculosis and is sent away to get better. But on her return to London, she finds things have changed. And when war is declared, it is clear that heartaches lie in store for them all.

When two teenage girls go missing along the Irish border, forensic psychologist Paula Maguire has to return to the hometown she left years before. Swirling with rumour and secrets, the town is gripped by fear of a serial killer. But the truth could be even darker.

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Jill Mansell’s novels regularly shoot straight onto the bestseller list. Most recently A WALK IN THE PARK hit the No. 4 spot on the Sunday Times hardback bestseller list. Dexter is a loveable rogue, but the life he’s known disappears when he finds himself responsible for eight-month-old Delphi. Surely it’s just a matter of time until he passes her over to someone more responsible? Molly Hayes, unsure about her boyfriend Graham, can’t help but compare herself to her married, hopelessly happy friend Frankie. But things rarely stay perfect forever, and everything’s about to change . . . • With her unputdownable new novel Jill Mansell proves once again that she is the queen of women’s fiction. • Over 3 million copies have been sold worldwide. • Ebook sales of 30,000+ of TO THE MOON AND BACK have put Jill high on the list of bestsellers in the digital marketplace. • Jill is on Twitter (@JillMansell) where she has nearly 4,500 followers. She also has a high online profile at www.jillmansell.co.uk

Praise for Jill Mansell: ‘. . . A romantic romp full of larger than life characters.’ - Express ‘It’s riotous.’- New Woman ‘. . . Fast, furious and fabulous fun. To read it is to devour it.’ - Company ‘. . . A light-hearted and likeable tale.’ - Prima ‘. . . A jaunty summer read.’ - Daily Mail

Don’t Want To Miss A Thing

‘. . . Frothy fun.’ - Bella

Fiction • 352 pages

‘. . . Slick, sexy, funny stories.’ - Daily Telegraph

Jill Mansell

9780755355884 • $22.99 TPB Royal • may 9780755355877 • $28.99 HC Demy • APRIL Also available: A WALK IN THE PARK • 9780755355846 • TPB TO THE MOON AND BACK • 9780755355815 • PB A WALK IN THE PARK • 9780755355853 • PB TAKE A CHANCE ON ME • 9780755328222 • PB

RUMOUR HAS IT • 9780755328192 • PB AN OFFER YOU CAN’T REFUSE • 9780755328161 PB

Following the highly acclaimed BERLIN CROSSING, Kevin Brophy’s new novel brings to life dramatic history with a vivid, unique, emotional and enthralling story. Santiago, 1973: After her socialist parents are taken, Rosa flees across the Andes, where a Stasi spy takes her to East Berlin. East Berlin, 1989: Patrick Miller has defected, but is disillusioned by dangerous and cynical dealings on both sides of the Wall. Until he meets Rosa. Both come to love their divided city, but the Soviet Union is crumbling . . . Also available: BERLIN CROSSING • 9780755380862 • PB BERLIN CROSSING • 9780755380855 • TPB

Another Kind of Country Kevin Brophy

Fiction • 320 pages

9780755380893 • $22.99 TPB Royal • may 9780755380886 • $34.99 HC • APRIL

Praise for BERLIN CROSSING: ‘ . . . Its humanity, attention to period detail and sheer guts will win you over.’ - Guardian

‘ . . . Fascinating tale . . . throws new light on recent history.’ - Literary Review ‘Avoiding triteness and condescension, the author evokes two groups of people rushing to build over their old country and create a new one.’ - The Sunday Times (Ireland)

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Sheridan always searches for that big-break story – and finds her own Sheridan has lost her job, her boyfriend and her flat, while Nina’s life is shattered when national news reports the exploits of her actor husband. Sheridan realises Nina’s story will make her name as a reporter again, but she risks jeopardising her relationship with the man she loves. Should she go it alone? Or is love the greatest prize of all? Also available: ALL FOR YOU • 9780755343973 • MM CAROLINE’S SISTER • 9780755329991 • PB SUDDENDLY SINGLE • 9780755329953 • PB HOW WILL I KNOW? • 9780755307593 • PB SHE’S GOT TO GO • 9780755329939 • PB DREAMING OF A STRANGER • 9780755330003 • PB DESTINATIONS • 9780755330010 • PB ISOBELL’S WEDDING • 9780755329984 • PB

Better Together Sheila O’Flanagan Fiction • 608 pages

9780755378418 • $15.99 PB • MAY PREVIOUS FORMATS: TPB ROYAL: 9780755378401 HC: 9780755378395

• Sales with Headline have soared beyond the 4 million mark. • Sheila O’Flanagan has a strong online presence via her website, sheilaoflanagan. com, and her regular updates on Twitter: @sheilaoflanagan

Praise for Sheila O’Flanagan: ‘. . . Highly readable.’- Daily Express ‘. . . Packed with action, romance and loads of characters to identify with.’ - Evening Herald, Dublin

From the bestselling author of STAND BY ME and ALL FOR YOU Abbey Andersen’s life in San Francisco is in serious danger of hitting a rut. Meanwhile in Ireland Fred Fitzpatrick is finding it impossible to keep his grown-up children and their families on side, and they’re a demanding lot at the best of times. But when Fred asks solicitor Ryan Gilligan to contact Abbey about a long-buried family secret, things start to change dramatically. . . also available: ALL FOR YOU • 9780755343874 • PB STAND BY ME • 9780755343843 • PB A SEASON TO REMEMBER • 9780755375172 • PB THE PERFECT MAN • 9780755343959 • MM

O’Flanagan Untitled Sheila O’Flanagan Fiction • 512 pages

9780755378449 • $24.99 TPB Royal • AUGUST 9780755378432 • $34.99 HC Demy • AUGUST

• Sheila O’Flanagan was a No. 1 Sunday Times paperback bestseller in the UK and a No. 1 Irish Times bestseller in Ireland with SOMEONE SPECIAL.

Praise for Sheila O’Flanagan: ‘. . . Hugely enjoyable.’ - Best ‘. . . A must-read.’ - Woman’s Own ‘. . . The Sheila O’Flanagan guarantee is a pretty powerful one.’ - Irish Independent

Daughters of the Mersey

Honest: my story so far

Saga • 448 pages

Memoir • 252 pages

Anne Baker

9780755391080 $34.99 HC • MAY

tarnished Julia Crouch

Crime/Mystery 384 pages

Tulisa Contostavlos

9780755378043 $22.99 TPB Royal • MAY

9780755363735 $16.99 PB • MAY PREVIOUS FORMATS: TPB Royal 9780755363728 HC: 9780755363711

Anne Baker’s Liverpool sagas have been hugely popular, with LIVERPOOL LULLABY appearing on the Sunday Times Top Ten. Also available: LOVE IS BLIND • 9780755378364 • PB LOVE IS BLIND • 9780755378357 • HC NANCY’S WAR • 9780755356676 • MM

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The story of the remarkable rise of one of the most talented and high-profile recording artists in the UK today, from her tough council estate upbringing to N-DUBZ, the X-Factor and her own solo career.

As the skeletons come tumbling out of the family closet and the full horror of the past begins to reveal itself, Peg starts to wonder whether her youthful lack of curiousity might not have been a good thing . . . Also available: EVERY VOW YOU BREAK • 9780755378029 • PB EVERY VOW YOU BREAK • 9780755378012 • TPB CUCKOO • 9780755377985 • TPB ROYAL CUCKOO • 9780755377992 • PB


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A fabulous collection of short stories and essays brought together in a single edition for the first time by much loved and multi-million-copy bestselling author Penny Vincenzi As well as ten stunning short stories, Penny also shares some of her thoughts on a huge range of subjects from love and relationships to work and families, and gives us a peek at the tantalising first chapter of her new novel - making LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON AND OTHER DELIGHTS a must-have for any Vincenzi fan. • A stunning gift hardcover to tie-in with Mother’s Day, for the huge number of Penny Vincenzi fans out there. • Penny Vincenzi is a perennial Sunday Times bestseller, and she’s sold over 7 million copies of her books to date.

Praise for penny vincenzi: ‘. . . Another classic from the queen of the blockbuster novel.’ - The Globe and Mail

‘. . . British writer Vincenzi’s opus could be the beach novel for this summer.’ - The Globe and Mail ‘In her newest big, elaborately detailed novel, best-seller Vincenzi weaves an intricate, dramatic, and intense tale about irrevocable butterfly-effect consequences in the lives of a compelling cast of characters.’ - Booklist ‘. . . A juicy page-turner.’ - Cosmopolitan ‘Penny is the doyenne of the modern blockbuster.’ - Glamour ‘. . . Highly addictive. Don’t even think of opening unless you’ve got a lazy week to fill.’ - Daily Telegraph

Love in the Afternoon and Other Delights Penny Vincenzi

Fiction • 192 pages

9780755399963 • $14.99 PB demy • MAY

‘. . . Deliciously readable.’ - Mail on Sunday ‘. . . The literary equivalent of a huge box of beautiful hand-made chocolate truffles - a total indulgence.’ - Ideal Home ‘Teeming with memorable characters, this is pure pleasure, Vincenzi-style.’ - Woman & Home

Also available: THE DECISION • 9780755379538 • PB THE BEST OF TIMES • 9780755320899 • PB AN ABSOLUTE SCANDAL • 9780755336807 • PB WINDFALL • 9780755332397 • PB SHEER ABANDON • 9780755320837 • PB

INTO TEMPTATION • 9780755332427 • PB SOMETHING DANGEROUS • 9780755332410 • PB THE DILEMMA • 9780755332670 • PB NO ANGEL • 9780755332403 • PB FORBIDDEN PLACES • 9780755332649 • PB

Last Dance at the Wrecker’s Ball Robert Douglas

Fiction • 410 pages

9780755380312 $15.99 PB • MAY PREVIOUS FORMAT: HC DemY 9780755380305

Playfair Cricket Annual 2013

Playfair Cricket Annual 2013

The Gaffer

Sport • 336 pages

9780755362776 $29.99 HC Demy • june

Ian Marshall

9780755387526 $12.99 PB • MAY

Neil Warnock

Sport/Soccer • 320 pages

Ian Marshall

The third novel in Robert Douglas’ muchloved Glaswegian trilogy will delight readers with its blend of humour, tragedy and vivid sense of place.

The cricket world’s bestselling pocket annual is the indispensable guide to the season.

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WHOSE TURN FOR THE STAIRS? • 9780755318926 PB

ALMOST A CRIME • 9780755332656 • PB ANOTHER WOMAN • 9780755332663 • PB An OUTRAGEOUS AFFAIR • 9780755332373 • PB

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For the very first time, and straight from the horse’s mouth, a top manager’s intriguing insights into the daily trials and tribulations, the joyous peaks and soul-destroying troughs of life as as a football ‘gaffer’.

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The gripping new crime novel in the internationally acclaimed Sister Fidelma series! Ireland, AD 670. When the body of a murdered young noble is discovered, the King calls upon Sister Fildema and her companion Eadulf to investigate. Also available: BEHOLD A PALE HORSE • 9780755377480 • PB THE CHALICE OF BLOOD • 9780755357765 • PB THE DOVE OF DEATH • 9780755357628 • PB THE COUNCIL OF THE CURSED • 9780755328413 • PB

The Seventh Trumpet Peter Tremayne

Crime/Mystery • 448 pages

9780755377510 • $15.99 PB • MAY PREVIOUS FORMAT: HC: 9780755377503

• There is now an official Sister Fidelma fanclub, website (www.sisterfidelma.com) and an annual conference.

Praise for Peter Tremayne: ‘. . . Wonderfully evocative.’ - The Times ‘. . . A brilliant and beguiling heroine. Immensely appealing, difficult to put down.’ - Publishers Weekly ‘. . . Definitely an Ellis Peter competitor . . . the background detail is marvellous.’ - Evening Standard

Atonement of Blood

Champions League Dreams

Crime/Mystery 352 pages

Memoir • 304 pages

Rafa Benitez

Peter Tremayne

9780755363643 $16.99 PB DEMY • june

9780755377534 $34.99 HC • august

Winter, 670 AD. King Colgú’s feast day is interrupted by a page claiming that he has an important message for the King. Suddenly, the man, shouting ‘Remember Liamuin!’ stabs King Colgú. Who is Liamuin? It is a female name? Who is behind the assassination attempt? Colgú’s lawyer sister, Fidelma of Cashel, and her companion, Brother Eadulf are charged with solving the mystery.

PREVIOUS FORMAT: HC: 9780755363629

Liverpool’s legendary manager gives the fascinating inside track on the club’s rollercoaster Champions League campaigns during his tenure.

Kate Humble

Kate’s Farm Diary

Memoir • 320 pages

9780755364244 $29.99 HC DEMY • june

Kate Humble

The first solo book from one of Britain’s best loved TV presenters! With recipes and other practical tidbits peppered throughout, Kate’s Farm Diary is the story of two people prepared to follow their hearts and save a small part of British farming heritage, whatever the consequences.

The Lies You Told Me

The Urban Rajah

Protection

Cookery • 320 pages

Thriller • 432 pages

Fiction • 400 pages

9780755364039 $29.99 HC • JUNE

Ivor Peters

Jessica Ruston

9780755383641 $15.99 PB • june

A daughter’s search for the unsettling truth about her mother is the theme of this riveting novel, perfect for fans of Rosamund Lupton’s SISTER and Emily Barr. Also available: LUXURY • 9780755348527 • PB THE DARKER SIDE OF LOVE • 9780755383603 • PB

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Kate’s Farm Diary

The Urban Rajah

GJ Moffat

9780755360802 $15.99 PB • JUNE PREVIOUS FORMAT: TPB Royal 9780755360796

Ivor Peters

Curry has become an integral part of our staple diet, but few of us are aware of how it is cooked and what makes it so sublime. Bursting with delicious recipes and stunning illustrations, this is a food memoir like no other.

Sometimes even a serial killer needs a bodyguard . . . Also available: FALLOUT • 9780755318544 • PB DAISYCHAIN • 9780755318520 • PB BLINDSIDE • 9780755360772 • PB


I am Kozaisho: Fifth daughter, Woman-For-Play, teller of stories, lover, wife and Flower Samurai.

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MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA meets CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON In the rich, dazzling, brutal world of twelfth century Japan, one young girl begins her epic journey, from the warmth of family to the Village of Outcasts. Marked out by an auspicious omen, she is trained in the ancient warrior arts of the samurai. But it is through the power of storytelling that she learns to fight her fate, twisting her life onto a path even she could not have imagined . . .

• With stunning precision, the narrative evokes the beauty and clarity of the art and culture of twelfth century Japan, with Kozaisho’s tales woven in and bringing a fable quality to the book. • Barbara Lazar’s debut is sure to appeal to fans of SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN by Lisa See, as well as THE LAST CONCUBINE by Lesley Downer.

The Pillow Book of the Flower Samurai Barbara Lazar

Fiction • 480 pages

9780755389285 • $15.99 PB • MAY Previous Formats: TPB: 9780755389261 HC: 9780755389254

The Bailey brothers are determined to make their mark - by any means necessary. From the late seventies the Bailey brothers rule London’s East End and, when their sons join the business, it seems that no one can touch the powerful Baileys. Although it’s never easy at the top; there is always someone waiting to take you down - sometimes even those closest to you. Also available: THE FAITHLESS • 9780755375554 • PB THE FAMILY • 9780755375516 • PB HARD GIRLS • 9780755328703 • PB THE BUSINESS • 9780755328673 • PB

The Life

Martina Cole Thriller • 464 pages

9780755375592 • $15.99 PB • JUNE PREVIOUS FORMATS: TPB Royal: 9780755375585 HC: 9780755375578

• Martina Cole’s phenomenal sales currently stand at over ten million copies. • Martina’s most recent novel, THE FAITHLESS, was a No. 1 hardcover bestseller in autumn 2011.

Praise for Martina Cole: ‘Right from the start [Cole] has enjoyed unqualified approval for her distinctive and powerfully written fiction.’ - The Times ‘. . . Intensely readable.’ - Guardian 71


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This is not a book about death. It’s a book about life. We first meet Michel eleven days after the death of his son Lion. Lion was lost, suddenly, to a virulent strain of meningitis and it’s left his father and entire family reeling. We join Michel on his personal journey through grief, but the twist that makes the journey truly remarkable, and tips this true story into fiction, is the fact that we see it all through Lion’s eyes. In a stunningly original blurring of memoir and fiction, THE SON tackles the very hardest of subjects in the most readable of ways. Michel Rostain resolutely ducks away from sentimentality and pathos, and tells his story instead with wit, wisdom and vitality.

The fifth book in the compelling Empire of the Moghul series

Empire of the Moghul: The Serpent’s Tooth Alex Rutherford

The Moghul emperors are still bloodthirsty and entirely ruthless; they control a quarter of the world’s population and have wealth beyond imagining. But this is the final flowering of a doomed empire and, while Shah Jahan mourns his dead wife and obssesses over the Taj Mahal, her monument, his son Aurangzeb is planning to take his father’s throne, by any means necessary.

Tom Vowler

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Michel Rostain Fiction • 320 pages

9780755390809 • $24.99 tPB royal • JUNE 9780755390793 • $32.99 HC demy • JUNE

• THE SON won the 2011 Goncourt First Novel Award, France’s best-known and most prestigious literary prize. It has sold over 100,000 copies in France to date, and has been translated into 16 languages. • The extraordinary real-life story behind the book, and the unique fusion of memoir and fiction, makes it a true original, and one that will appeal to those who were moved by THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTEFLY.

Empire of the Moghul: The Serpent’s Tooth Alex Rutherford

Historical Fiction • 448 pages

9780755347643 • $22.99 TPB Royal • JUNE 9780755347636 • $34.99 HC • JUNE

Also available in THE EMPIRE OF THE MOGHUL SERIES: THE TAINTED THRONE • 9780755347629 • PB THE TAINTED THRONE • 9780755347612 • TPB RULER OF THE WORLD • 9780755347599 • PB BROTHERS AT WAR • 9780755347568 • PB RAIDERS FROM THE NORTH • 9780755347537 • PB

A tightly spun, atmospheric and powerful psychological novel

what lies within

the son

When a convict escapes from Dartmoor prison, Anna fears for her children’s safety. But why is she so distant from her husband Robert, and why does she suspect something sinister of her son Paul? As her story converges with that of a young teacher struggling to deal with the consequences of being brutally attacked by a student, the tension builds to a devastating denouement.

what lies within Tom Vowler

Crime/Mystery • 352 pages

9780755392193 • $22.99 TPB Royal • JUNE 9780755392186 • $34.99 HC • JUNE

• The book’s strong themes of family, nature vs. nurture, parental love and prejudice are rich material for word-ofmouth discussion and reading groups. • Also sure to appeal to fans of THE GUILTY ONE by Lisa Ballantyne.


1565: Bound by the ties of valour, courage and passion, the Knights of the Order of St. John must defend the island of Malta against Ottoman attack. For Sir Thomas Barrett, summoned by the Order and compelled by loyalty to return, decade-old feuds will be reawakened, intense passions rekindled and deadly secrets revealed.

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The Sunday Times bestselling author turns his fantastic writing talent to one of the bloodiest and most fiercely contested sieges in history.

• Simon Scarrow’s novels are hugely successful and irresistible reading for fans of Patrick O’Brian, Conn Iggulden, Harry Sidebottom, Bernard Cornwell and other writers of historical adventure fiction. • More information about Simon Scarrow and his novels can be found at www.scarrow.co.uk

Praise for Simon Scarrow: ‘I don’t need this kind of competition.’ - Bernard Cornwell ‘An engrossing storyline, full of teeth-clenching battles, political machinations, treachery, honour, love and death . . . More, please!’ - Elizabeth Chadwick

‘. . . A good, uncomplicated, rip-roaring read.’ - Mail on Sunday ‘For those who like their historical fiction to include plenty of bloody thrills and spills, Scarrow’s latest book will prove irresistible.’ - Living History

The Sword and the Scimitar Simon Scarrow

Historical Fiction • 488 pages

9780755358380 • $15.99 PB • JUNE PREVIOUS FORMATS: TPB ROYAL: 9780755358373 HC: 9780755358366

Also available: PRAETORIAN • 9780755353798 • PB THE LEGION • 9780755353767 • PB THE GLADIATOR • 9780755327799 • PB CENTURION • 9780755348367 • PB

eagle and the sand • 9780755350018 • pb EAGLE’S PROPHECY • 9780755350001 • PB EAGLE’S PREY • 9780755349999 • PB EAGLE AND THE WOLVES • 9780755349982 • PB

A thrilling new Roman novel charting the gruelling rise of gladitorial recruit Pavo by the bestselling author of THE LEGION and PRAETORIAN Pavo’s journey begins when he encounters the Roman soldier Macro, who has been charged with his training. Bonds of friendship develop between the two men, both aware that their fates depend not only on Pavo’s skills in the arena but also on the whims of powerful and ruthless senators. Can Pavo survive to fulfil his most cherished goal - revenge for the murder of his father at the hands of a champion gladiator?

when the eagle hunts • 9780755349975 • pb THE EAGLE’S CONQUEST • 9780755349968 • PB FIRE AND SWORD • 9780755324385 • PB

Scarrow Untitled Simon Scarrow

Historical Fiction • 448 pages

9780755398225 • $34.99 HC • august

• Set in Simon Scarrow’s popular Roman world, this novel introduces a fantastic cast of new characters alongside the established and much-loved Cato and Macro. • Simon Scarrow’s ebook novellas have been brought together with new material in a novel full of the drama and action that have drawn so many fans to his Roman series.

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You should never fall for your best friend’s boyfriend . . . When Adamma Okonma falls for her best friend’s boyfriend, she knows it won’t end well. Adamma is shunned at school and terrified when Scarlett threatens to release a compromising video. But when Scarlett disappears, Adamma’s relief quickly evaporates as she realises her boyfriend didn’t break up with Scarlett at all. In fact, he was the last person to speak to Scarlett . . . Also available: HEART-SHAPED BRUISE • 9780755393053 • PB HEART-SHAPED BRUISE • 9780755393039 • HC

byrne Untitled Tanya Byrne

Thriller • 336 pages

9780755393084 • $19.99 TPB Demy • JUNE 9780755393077 • $28.99 HC Demy • JUNe

Praise for HEART-SHAPED BRUISE: ‘. . . Intriguing and compelling - a very accomplished debut.’ - Sophie Hannah ‘Reminiscent of The Catcher in the Rye, this psychological jigsaw of a novel will appeal to your dark side.’ - Glamour ‘Byrne is a talented writer with attitude and a fresh, original voice.’ - Daily Mail

A gripping novel of passion, intrigue and ambition, set against the backdrop of 1950s Britian Cambridge, 1952. Ellen Kingsley has embarked upon a career in scientific research, but after rejecting the charismatic, ruthlessly ambitious Mark Pharaoh, she moves to London and falls love with the dashing Alec Hunter. When a chance encounter leads to a passionate love affair between Pharaoh and Ellen’s old school friend India, however, long-held secrets will be revealed with far-reaching consequences . . .

Memoir/Soccer 320 pages

9780755363612 $16.99 PB • JUNE PREVIOUS FORMAT: HC: 9780755363605

This is the story of a frustrated romantic, increasingly alienated by the glitz and glamour of the current media-obsessed game, but also how Shindler found personal redemption even as his team lost its soul. Also available: MANCHESTER UNITED RUINED MY LIFE 9780755363889 • PB

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Fiction • 608 pages

9780755384105 • $15.99 PB • JUNE PREVIOUS FORMATS: TPB Royal: 9780755384099 HC: 9780755384082

• Judith Lennox’s novels are full of excitement and drama, with great appeal for readers of Kate Morton.

Praise for Judith Lennox: - The Times

CATCHING THE TIDE • 9780755344895 • PB THE HEART OF THE NIGHT • 9780755357475 • MM

Colin Shindler

Judith Lennox

‘. . . A fast-moving, complex story.’

Also available:

Manchester City Ruined My Life

The Turning Point

Steven Gerrard: My Liverpool Story Steven Gerrard Memoir/Soccer 304 pages

9780755363964 $16.99 PB • JUNE PREVIOUS FORMAT: HC: 9780755363940

The legendary Liverpool midfielder and captain returns with a beautifully illustrated and insightful celebration of his playing career so far.

‘. . . A beautifully turned, compassionate novel. Judith Lennox’s writing is so keenly honest it could sever heartstrings.’ - Daily Mail

Jeffanory: Stories from Beyond Soccer Saturday Jeff Stelling

Memoir/Soccer 320 pages

9780755363476 $16.99 PB • JUly PREVIOUS FORMAT: HC: 9780755363469

TV’s most popular sports broadcaster returns with the funniest and maddest stories from the unhinged world of football.


The Scarlet Thief Paul Collard

1854: The banks of the Alma River, Crimean Peninsular. Officer Jack Lark has to act immediately and decisively. His life and the success of the campaign depend on it. But does he have the mettle, the officer qualities that are the life blood of the British Army? From a poor background Lark has risen through the ranks by stealth and guile and now he faces the ultimate test. THE SCARLET THIEF introduces us to a formidable and compelling hero - brutally courageous, roguish, ambitious - in a historical novel as robust as it is thrillingly authentic by an author who brings history and battle vividly alive.

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A brilliant, action-packed debut of Redcoat battle and bloodshed

The Scarlet Thief Paul Collard

Historical Fiction • 401 pages

9781472200259 • $22.99 TPB Royal • JULY 9781472200235 • $34.99 HC • JUne

• Jack Lark is the new Richard Sharpe, a brilliantly conceived, many-faceted character who is destined to become a huge favourite among historical novel fans. • Brilliantly authentic action-packed sequences of battle and military tactics by an author steeped in the period. • Bernard Cornwell’s Sharpe novels have sold over 3.5 million copies in the UK alone.

Your best friend disappears on the sleeper train. Who do you trust? The police investigation reveals that married Lara, a regular commuter on the night train, was secretly having an affair with another married commuter. Although they have yet to find Lara’s body, the police suspect she was killed by her lover and dumped from the train as it sped through the countryside. Iris is unconvinced and starts to delve into what really happened to her friend. She soon discovers that Lara has been running away from a secret past . . . Also available: STRANDED • 9780755387977 • PB STRANDED • 9780755387960 • TPB THE FIRST WIFE • 9780755351374 • PB THE LIFE YOU WANT • 9780755335602 • PB

the sleeper Emily Barr

Fiction • 416 pages

9780755387991 • $22.99 TPB Royal • JULY 9780755388035 • $34.99 HC • JULY

• A tense, gripping psychological thriller, with Hitchcockian overtones. • Perfect for fans of Sophie Hannah and Rosamund Lupton. Praise for Emiy Barr: ‘We can’t praise Emily Barr’s novels enough; they’re fresh, original and hugely readable.’ - Glamour ‘A great read from start to finish . . . believable characters that are variously biting, insightful and sympathetic.’ - The Times‘

The third Campbell and Carter mystery from one of the nation’s best-loved crime writers

Bricks and Mortality Ann Granger

Crime/Mystery • 320 pages

9780755349234 • $22.99 TPB Royal • JULY 9780755349142 • $34.99 HC • JULY

ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE CAMPBELL AND CARTER SERIES: RACK, RUIN, MURDER • 9780755349111 • PB RACK, RUIN, MURDER • 9780755349210 • TPB MUD, MUCK AND DEAD THINGS • 9780755320530 PB A PARTICULAR EYE FOR VILLANY • 9780755349135 • PB A PARTICULAR EYE FOR VILLANY • 9780755349227 TPB A BETTER QUALITY OF MURDER • 9780755349098 • PB

Praise for Ann Granger: ‘Characterisation, as ever with Granger, is sharp and astringent.’ - The Times ‘The reader can expect a treat. Lively, different and fun.’ - Yorkshire Post

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How well do you know the people that you love? House-sitting in Knightsbridge, Sophie Ellis meets wealthy American Nick Cooper and begins a passionate affair. But when Nick is found dead in his hotel suite, Sophie is the prime suspect for his murder. Racing to find the truth and clear her name, Sophie must elude not only the authorities but also a group of dangerous players who believe Sophie has something that they want. Also available: Private LIVEs • 9780755358465 • PB KISS HEAVEN GOODBYE • 9780755358427 • PB

Perfect Strangers Tasmina Perry

Fiction • 448 pages

9780755358502 • $15.99 PB • JULY PREVIOUS FORMATS: TPB Royal: 9780755358496 HC: 9780755358489

• ORIGINAL SIN, GUILTY PLEASURES, DADDY’S GIRLS, KISS HEAVEN GOODBYE and PRIVATE LIVES were all Sunday Times top ten bestsellers in paperback.

Praise for Tasmina Perry: ‘Perry is staking her claim to be crowned queen of the blockbuster.’ - Woman ‘. . . The hottest holiday accessory this season.’ - Elle ‘. . . The perfect beach read - a sexy guilty pleasure.’ - Glamour

Passionate. Explosive. Impossible to put down. Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller Tasmina Perry is back with her most spectacular novel yet. With her unique signature blend of escapism, passion and thrilling suspense, she once again proves she is simply in a league of her own. Also available: PERFECT STRANGER • 9780755358496 • TPB KISS HEAVEN GOODBYE • 9780755358427 • PB

perry Untitled Tasmina Perry

Fiction • 448 pages

9780755358533 • $24.99 tPB royal • august

Praise for Tasmina Perry: ‘. . . An intelligent and stylish 21st-century take on the Jackie Collins genre.’ - Red ‘. . . A super-slick, seriously sexy murder mystery. Fantastic.’ - Company ‘We loved it! *****’ - Heat ‘. . . A sizzling novel of suspense with an unexpected climax that’ll keep you guessing till the very end.’ - Daily Express

Tuffers’ alternative guide to the Ashes Phil Tufnell

Tuffers’ alternative guide to the Ashes

Tuffers’ Cricket Tales

Memoir/Sports 304 pages

9780755362929 $16.99 PB • JULY

Phil Tufnell

9780755362943 $32.99 HC • JULY

A wonderful collection of hilarious Ashes cricket stories and anecdotes from the popular ex-England cricketer and now successful broadcaster.

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ROAD TO ROUEN Ben Hatch

Memoir/Humour 252 pages

Phil Tufnell

Memoir/Cricket 304 pages

ROAD TO ROUEN

9780755364541 $19.99 TPB royal • july

Ben Hatch

PREVIOUS FORMAT: HC: 9780755362912

Tuffers’ Cricket Tales is a collection of the great man’s favourite cricket stories that will amuse and inform in equal measure.

From the bestselling author of ARE WE NEARLY THERE YET? comes a new hilarious story of travel chaos. Ben Hatch has been commissioned to write a guidebook about France - despite not speaking any French. What follows is a 10,000-mile round trip complete with with a vegetable theme park, tea with a duchess, the largest sand dune in Europe, liquid nitrogen and an overofficious pool attendant intent on enforcing a speedos-only rule.


The legacy of the Sun-Pharaoh has disappeared into the sands, but only after the discovery of Tutahkhamun’s tomb do people believe the half-crazed man who insists there is a vast lost labyrinth beneath modern Cairo. When Jack Howard and his team hear of the crazed engineer, they dive into the past, to a people who have sworn to guard the greatest secret of all time . . .

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The stunning new adventure thriller from the bestselling author of Atlantis

• David currently lives on the outskirts of Toronto, ON.

Praise for David Gibbins: ‘. . . Unlike The Da Vinci Code, The Mask of Troy doesn’t read like a movie script in waiting, and that’s a good thing. Relatively free of purple prose and contrived action sequences, the novel should further Gibbins’ reputation as the thinking man’s (Canadian) Dan Brown . . . ’ - Winnipeg Free Press for Mask of Troy

‘What do you get if you cross Indiana Jones with Dan Brown? Answer: David Gibbins.’ - Mirror ‘Dan Brown fans need something this summer, so why not Atlantis?’ - Bookseller

‘Fascinating ...(The) Da Vinci Code of the deep sea, Atlantis may read like an airport thriller but the ideas underpinning it are deadly serious.’ - Express

PHARAOH

‘It’s loaded with real facts and highly plausible scenarios . . . it’s a gripping read’. - Mirror

David Gibbins Fiction • 576 pages

9780755354023 • $24.99 TPB Royal • JULY 9780755354016 • $34.99 HC • JULY

Also available: THE GODS OF ATLANTIS • 9780755354009 • PB GODS OF ATLANTIS • 9780755353996 • TPB THE MASK OF TROY • 9780755353972 • PB THE TIGER WARRIOR • 9780755354382 • PB

THE TIGER WARRIOR • 9780755335190 • MM THE LAST GOSPEL • 9780755347346 • PB CRUSADER GOLD • 9780755324248 • PB CRUSADER GOLD • 9780755324248 • MM

A standalone novel from this master of historical fiction

The Last of Days Paul Dohert

The last days of Henry VIII’s reign were taut with tension as the Council factions, ruthless and power-hungry, manoeuvred and fought. Not to mention the tension within the despot himself, his fears and phobias, the obsession he’d developed with the sexually-dominating Howard women. THE LAST OF DAYS chronicles the fascinating disintegration of this king, the murderous schemes that encircled him, and the emergence of the ruthless, blood-smattered political order that followed his death. Also available: THE MYSTERIUM • 9780755354603 • PB THE MYSTERIUM • 9780755354580 • TPB THE TEMPLAR MAGICIAN • 9780755358335 • MM

ATLANTIS • 9780755347919 • PB ATLANTIS • 9780755324224 • MM

The Last of Days Paul Doherty

Historical Fiction • 320 pages

9780755397853 • $22.99 TPB Royal • JULY 9780755397846 • $34.99 HC • JULY

• Paul Doherty is the highly successful author of several historical mystery series including Mathilde of Westminster, The Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan, the Hugh Corbett medieval mysteries and the Amerotke series.

Praise for Paul Doherty: ‘. . . Resurrectionist magic.’-

New York Times

‘. . . The best of its kind since the death of Ellis Peters.’ - Time Out 77


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A new epic fantasy for fans of Joe Abercrombie and George R. R. Martin

Herald of the Storm Richard Ford

Under the reign of King Cael the Uniter, Steelhaven has been a symbol of strength, maintaining an uneasy peace throughout the Free States. But when the herald of the dread Elharim warlord, Amon Tugha, infiltrates the city to exploit its dangerous criminal underworld, a terrible dark magick that has long been buried once again begins to rise. It could be the beginning of the end . . .

Fantastic new British voice in the serial killer genre The Cold Case crime department of Derby Constabulary feels like a morgue to DI Damen Brook. As a maverick cop, his bosses think it’s the best place for him. But Brook isn’t going to go down without a fight. Applying his instincts and razor sharp intelligence, he sees a pattern in a series of murders that seem to begin in 1963. How could a killer go undetected for so long? And why are his superiors so keen to drive him down blind alleys? Also available: DEITY • 9780755383689 • PB DEITY • 9780755383672 • TPB

Herald of the Storm Richard Ford

Fantasy • 400 pages

9780755394036 • $22.99 TPB Royal • july 9781472203922 • $34.99 hc • may

the unquiet grave Steven Dunne

Crime/Mystery • 544 pages

9780755383719 • $22.99 TPB Royal • AUGUST 9780755383702 • $34.99 HC • AUGUST

• The mesmerising new thriller from the highly-acclaimed author of DEITY, featuring DI Brook piecing together an extraordinary series of crimes spanning half a century.

Praise for Steven Dunne: ‘Dark and twisted, but DI Brook has an intense emotional core.’ - Stephen Booth ‘. . . Fast paced and thrilling, crime writing at its best.’ - Sun

Heroes of the Skies Michael Ashcroft Military History 416 pages

9780755363902 $16.99 PB • JULY

Tells the gripping tales of derring-do of eighty men rewarded for their bravery in skies in the First World War, Second World War and beyond. Also available: GEORGE CROSS HEROES • 9780755360840 • PB VICTORIA CROSS HEROES • 9780755316335 • PB

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Britty Britty Bang Bang Hugh Dennis

Britty Britty Bang Bang: One Man’s Attempt to Understand His Country

The Winning Touch: My Autobiography

Biography • 320 pages

9780755363247 $16.99 PB • AUGUST

Hugh Dennis

9780755364299 $22.99 PB Demy • JULY

Mock the Week and Outnumbered’s Hugh Dennis with an hilarious and insightful exploration of the changing image of Britain and Britishness.

Stevie Chalmers Memoir/Soccer 288 pages

PREVIOUS FORMAT: HC: 9780755363223

It was Stevie who scored the golden goal in the 1967 European Cup final that clinched the great trophy for Celtic and that saw him and his teammates immortalised as the Lisbon Lions.


Bateman

Crime/Mystery 448 pages

spring/summer 2013 mass market

9780755378692 $15.99 PB • AUGUST

also available in the mystery man series: DR. YES • 9780755378616 • PB THE DAY OF THE JACK RUSSELL • 9780755346783 PB MYSTERY MAN • 9780755346752 • PB

A Walk in the Park

Fiction • 160 pages

9780755355860 $10.99 MM • APRIL

Jill Mansell

Fiction • 432 pages

Victoria Hislop

PREVIOUS FORMATS: TPB Royal: 9780755378685 HC: 9780755378678

When notorious gangster ‘Fat Sam’ Mahood is murdered, the chief suspect is arrested nearby. But he seems to have suffered a breakdown. Incarcerated in a mental institution, he’s known only as the Man in the White Suit.

The Last Dance and Other Stories 9780755397105 $10.99 MM • april

Ten short stories by the million-copy bestselling author of The Island and The Return, collected together for the first time. also available: THE THREAD • 9780755377763 • PB THE ISLAND • 9780755329649 • MM THE RETURN • 9780755348947 • MM

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The Prisoner of Brenda

It’s been a while, but Lara Carson’s back in Bath and lives are set to change as a result. Because Lara left her family and boyfriend Flynn eighteen years ago without a word to anyone. Why has no one heard from her since?

fall 2012/winter 2013 drop-in titles Origin

JT Brannan Fiction • 400 pages

9780755396849 $15.99 PB • AUGUST

Dan Brown meets The X-Files in this fastpaced, exciting, and completely unputdownable debut thriller.

Bruno My Story Bruno Tonioli

Memoir • 320 pages

9780755364084 $22.99 TPB Royal • DECEMBER 9780755364077 $26.99 HC • NOVEMBER

The eagerly anticipated and highly entertaining memoirs of Dancing with the Stars’s most popular judge.

Steven Gerrard: My Liverpool Story Steven Gerrard

Memoir • 320 pages

9780755363940 $26.99 HC • SEPTEMBER

The legendary Liverpool midfielder and captain returns with a beautifully illustrated and insightful celebration of his playing career so far.

Miracle at Medinah

Europe’s Amazing Ryder Cup Comeback Oliver Holt Sport • 256 pages

9780755364817 $34.99 HC • DECEMBER 9780755364824 $24.99 TPB Royal • DECEMBER

The remarkable story of Europe’s astonishing victory in the 39th Ryder Cup at the Medinah Country Club.

Find Fenton Stuart Cooper

Humour • 48 pages

9780755363995 $12.99 HC • NOVEMBER

A hilarious and beautifully illustrated book featuring the YouTube sensation, Fenton the world’s most famous dog.

Heart-shaped Bruise Tanya Byrne

Fiction • 336 pages

9780755393053 $15.99 PB • JANUARY

A compelling, brutal and heart-breaking story about identity, infamy and how far a person might go to seek revenge.

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fall 2012/winter 2013 drop-in titles An erotic story of love, mystery and the dark side of desire Milan, 2012. Photographer Valentina Rosselli is living with her lover of one year, Theo Steen, but refuses to commit to anything more. When she is offered an intriguing photography assignment, to take pictures of those engaged in the darker side of desire, she gets drawn into a shadowy world that reveals a part of her she never knew existed . . .

Valentina Evie Blake

Erotica/Graphic Novel • 480 pages

9780755398874 • $14.99 PB (9.68 x 7.44") • NOVEMBER

• There is a huge appetite for erotica at the moment: this book will appeal to readers of 50 SHADES, but also those who lean towards more upmarket fiction. Valentina is the literary equivalent to Agent Provocateur! • This novel has everything you could want: an unforgettable heroine in Valentina, a gloriously rich backdrop in Milan and Venice, and brilliantly written sex, but there is a compelling love story at its heart - which is key when it comes to erotic fiction.

Valentina and the Magic Lantern Guido Crepax

Fiction/Erotica 112 pages

9780755398935 $19.99 TPB • DECEMBER

Valentina is drawn into a labyrinth of elaborate costumes and thrilling liaisons; where physical gratification comes in every shape and size, and absolutely anything goes.

Simon Scarrow

Historical Fiction 448 pages

9780755349982 $15.99 PB • JANUARY

The fourth novel in Simon Scarrow’s bestselling Roman series: It’s 44 AD, and Vespasian and the Second Legion are forging ahead in their campaign to seize the south-west of Britain.

Eagle’s Prophecy

Praetorian

Historical Fiction 512 pages

Historical Fiction 512 pages

9780755350001 $15.99 PB • JANUARY

9780755397297 $10.99 MM • MARCH

Simon Scarrow

The sixth novel in Simon Scarrow’s bestselling Roman series: It is spring 45 AD and Centurions Macro and Cato, dismissed from the Second Legion in Britain, are trapped in Rome, waiting for their involvement in the death of a fellow officer to be investigated.

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Eagle and the Wolves

Simon Scarrow

The eleventh novel in Simon Scarrow’s bestselling Roman series: The city of Rome in AD 50 is a dangerous place. Treachery lurks on every corner, and a shadowy Republican movement, ‘the Liberators’, has spread its tentacles wide.

Eagle’s Prey Simon Scarrow

Historical Fiction 480 pages

9780755349999 $15.99 PB • JANUARY

The fifth novel in Simon Scarrow’s bestselling Roman series: It is late summer 44 AD and the battle-weary Roman legions are in their second year of campaigning against the British tribes.

The Last Dance and Other Stories Victoria Hislop

Fiction • 160 pages

9780755396276 $19.99 HC DEMY • january

Ten short stories by the million-copy bestselling author of The Island and The Return, collected together for the first time.


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— Beryl Bainbridge — A Quiet Life

A Weekend With Claude

Fiction • 224 pages

Fiction • 160 pages

9781844088638 • $15.99 PB • APRIL

9781844088546 • $15.99 PB • MAY

Beryl Bainbridge’s classic early novel of English domestic life after the Second World War.

The first novel that the acclaimed author published in 1967, A Weekend with Claude is a wickedly funny portrait of frustrated middle-class lives.

Beryl Bainbridge

Beryl Bainbridge

‘The underrated A Quiet Life is one of the funniest books I have ever read . . . There is something shockingly plain about her strongest books, utterly uncompromising.’ - Hilary Mantel ‘. . . One of the best novelists of her generation.’ -

Guardian

‘. . . Extremely lively and incisive entertainment.’ - Times Literary Supplement

‘Her genius lies in the comic evocation of the flat and mundane life against which her characters and in perpetual and ineffectual revolt.’ - Sunday Times ‘Delicious . . . very elegant and pleasing . . . A work of art.’ - Scotsman

Harriet Said...

Sweet William

Fiction • 160 pages

Fiction • 160 pages

9781844088607 • $15.99 PB • MAY

9781844088621 • $15.99 PB • MAY

The first novel she ever wrote is a dark and gripping story of adolescent transgression set in a 1950s seaside resort. It’s a vintage story of English domestic life, laced with sadness, irony and wicked black humour.

A dark, clever tale of a young woman in thrall to a golden stranger in 1960s London. ‘. . . Cunningly clever, wry, dry, sharply pointed.’ - Evening Standard

‘. . . An extremely original and disconcerting story.’

‘. . . Alarming humour and a powerful talent.’ - Daily Telegraph

Beryl Bainbridge

Beryl Bainbridge

- Daily Telegraph

‘A sharp, chilling novel . . . The ending has real shock effect.’ - Sunday Times

‘Compelling, horrifying, dramatic . . . [a] Molotov cocktail of teenage insecurity and dangerously partial understanding of maturity.’ - Evening Standard

• Beryl Bainbridge was one of Britain’s most acclaimed and original novelists. • She was shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times. • In 2011 she was awarded a special posthumous Best of Beryl Man Booker Prize. • The Abacus editions of The Dressmaker and The Bottle Factory Outing have sold over 3,000 and 1,000 copies in Canada.

Also available: EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF • 9780349108704 • PB THE BOTTLE FACTORY OUTING • 9780349123714 • PB THE DRESSMAKER • 9780349123707 • PB

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Lilith Benley and her mother were rumoured to be witches. And when they killed two teenage girls and fed their bodies to their pigs, they were swiftly brought to justice. Eighteen years later, a young woman is found brutally murdered at a neighbouring farm, just as Lilith, recently released from prison, returns to her old home. The farm is the setting for a celebrity TV show and when DI Wesley Peterson is called in to investigate, he has to deal with fragile egos and hidden truths. But when Lilith vanishes and a celebrity dies in grisly circumstances, Wesley knows it is up to him to uncover terrible secrets and lies from the past and bring a dangerous killer to justice - a killer who will stop at nothing to dispense vengeance and death.

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The 17th Wesley Peterson crime novel . . . and they just get better and better!

• Kate Ellis has twice been shortlisted for a CWA Dagger. • Intricately plotted detective stories with an intelligent historical slant. • www.kateellis.co.uk • www.piatkus.co.uk

The Shadow Collector Kate Ellis

Crime/Mystery • 368 pages

9780749958022 • $22.99 PB Demy • APRIL 9780749958015 • $32.99 HC Demy • APRIL Also available: THE CADAVER GAME • 9780749953775 • PB THE CADAVER GAME • 9780749953720 TPB royal

THE JACKAL MAN • 9780749955939 • pb THE FUNERAL BOAT • 9780749954666 • PB THE FLESH TAILOR • 9780749953065 • PB

The wild life of The Who’s legendary lead singer The charismatic lead singer for uncompromising supergroup The Who is one of rock’s great survivors; at the age of 60 he’s presenting a television series and masterminding a new album with long-term partner Pete Townshend. Roger Daltrey’s life is extraordinary from start to finish; he was expelled from school and written off as a violent thug before music and The Who became his salvation. For many years he was the sex-symbol lead singer, strutting bare-chested on stage at their dynamic concerts - while fighting the other group members backstage.

Roger Daltrey

The Biography Tim Ewbank & Stafford Hildred Biography/Music • 304 pages

9780749958787 • $16.99 PB • APRIL

• A candid and revealing look at a rock legend. • The authors have interviewed Daltrey several times over the years, as well as friends and fellow musicians.

ALSO AVAILABLE: OLIVIA • 9780749909840 • PB

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A richly imagined historical novel that combines mystery, history, politics and passion in a story of gripping power Alessandra is not quite fifteen when her prosperous merchant father brings a young painter back with him from Holland to adorn the walls of the new family chapel. She is fascinated by his talents and envious of his abilities and opportunities to paint to the glory of God. Soon her love of art and her lively independence are luring her into closer involvement with all sorts of taboo areas of life . . .

The breathtaking historical novel about love, beauty, the politics of sex and the power of loyalty 1527. Fiammetta Bianchini and Bucino Teodoldi - a fabulous courtesan and her dwarf companion, their stomachs churning on the jewels they have swallowed - head for the shimmering beauty of Venice. Venice, however, is a city which holds its own temptations. From the admiring Turk in search of human novelties for his Sultan’s court, to the searing passion of a young lover who wants more than his allotted nights. But the greatest challenge comes from a young blind woman, a purveyor of health and beauty, who insinuates her way into their lives with devastating consequences for them all.

From our greatest novelist of Renaissance Italy comes a stunning tale of passion, betrayal and music set in an enclosed convent in 1570. 1570 in the Italian city of Ferrara. Sixteen-yearold Serafina is banished from her family because of an illicit love affair and forced into the convent of Santa Caterina, renowned for its superb music. Serafina’s one weapon is her glorious voice, but she refuses to sing. Madonna Chiara, an abbess as fluent in politics as she is in prayer, finds her new charge has unleased a power play - rebellion, ecstasies and hysterias - within the convent. However, watching over Serafina is Zuana, the sister in charge of the infirmary, who understands and might even challenge her incarceration.

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The Birth Of Venus Sarah Dunant

Historical Fiction • 432 pages

9781844089123 • $15.99 PB • APRIL

• A pacy, historical narrative bursting with imagination. • A brilliant novel from the most accomplished writer of Renaissance Italy. • Visit www.sarahdunant.co.uk

In The Company Of The Courtesan Sarah Dunant

Historical Fiction • 416 pages

9781844089109 • $15.99 PB • APRIL PREVIOUS EDITION: PB: 9781844082292

• A New York Times bestseller. ‘This is an enthralling novel that will give the reader as much pleasure as Fiammetta does her clients.’ - Daily Mail ‘Historical and geographical details are used sparingly and the effect is lovely. Almost in passing, we discover that Fiametta is the model for Titian’s sensual Venus.’ - Financial Times

Sacred Hearts Sarah Dunant

Historical Fiction • 480 pages

9781844089116 • $15.99 PB • APRIL PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB Royal: 9781844083312 HC: 9781844085965 PB: 9781844083305

• Was a TV Book Club pick and has sold over 115,000 copies.


Marian Sutro is an outsider: the daughter of a diplomat, brought up on the shores of Lake Geneva and in England, half French, half British, naive yet too clever for her own good. But when she is recruited from her desk job by SOE to go undercover in wartime France, it seems her hybrid status - and fluent French - will be of service to a greater, more dangerous cause. Trained in sabotage, dead-drops, how to perform under interrogation and how to kill, Marian parachutes into south-west France, her official mission to act as a Resistance courier. But her real destination is Paris, where she must seek out family friend Clément Pelletier, once the focus of her adolescent desires. A nuclear physicist engaged in the race for a new and terrifying weapon, he is of urgent significance to her superiors. As she struggles through the strange, lethal landscape of the Occupation towards this reunion, what completes her training is the understanding that war changes everything, and neither love nor fatherland may be trusted.

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The wonderful new novel from the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author of THE GLASS ROOM

• THE GLASS ROOM has sold nearly 100,000 copies across all formats and was loved by critics, readers and booksellers alike. ‘Masterly . . . A tour de force that grips and never lets go.’ - Mail on Sunday ‘I read late into the night and cried a little when I was done. Mawer’s set pieces are so beautiful you want to read them two or three times over. He writes about fear and about bravery better than any contemporary novelist I know.’ - Observer ‘Such rewarding reading . . . Mawer is a genuinely great contemporary writer.’ - Simon Schama, Financial Times

The Girl Who Fell From The Sky Simon Mawer

Fiction • 320 pages

9780349000060 • $15.99 PB • APRIL PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB Royal: 9781408703519 HC: 9781408703502

‘If you only read one book this year, read this one.’ - Scotsman

Praise for Simon Mawer: ‘Mawer creates a passionately detailed portrait of individuals struggling to snatch order and happiness from frightening, irrational times . . . THE GLASS ROOM achieves a rare feat of being truly enjoyable to read.’ - Sunday Telegraph

‘. . . Exciting, profoundly affecting and altogether wonderful.’ - Daily Mail Also available: The Glass Room • 9780349121321 • PB Mendel’s Dwarf • 9780349000053 • PB SWIMMING TO ITHACA • 9780349119236 • PB

THE FALL • 9780349116525 • PB THE GOSPEL OF JUDAS • 9780349113586 • PB

Perfect strangers. A perfect holiday. The perfect murder . . . Three couples meet around the pool on their Florida holiday and become fast friends. But on their last night, their perfect holiday takes a tragic twist: the teenage daughter of another holidaymaker goes missing, and her body is later found floating in the mangroves. When the shocked couples return home . . . a second girl goes missing. ALSO AVAILABLE: GOOD AS DEAD • 9780751544978 • PB SLEEPYHEAD • 9780751548914 • PB SCAREDY CAT • 9780751548860 • PB LIFELESS • 9780751548815 • PB THE BURNING GIRL • 9780751548969 • PB BURIED • 9780751548563 • PB DEATH MESSAGE • 9780751548617 • PB SLEEPYHEAD (TV TIE-IN) • 9780751545142 • PB SCAREDY CAT (TV TIE-IN) • 9780751545197 • PB LAZYBONES • 9781405500227 • CD

Rush of Blood Mark Billingham

Crime/Mystery • 480 pages

9780751544039 • $15.99 PB • APRIL PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB Royal: 9781847444226 HC: 9781847444219

• Billiingham’s first new novel since the hit drama Thorne on HBO CANADA (The Movie Network and Movie Central). • Sales up 20% for From the Dead - each book keeps outselling the last. • Features both Tom Thorne and Helen Weeks from In the Dark. • www.markbillingham.com and follow Mark on Twitter: @MarkBillingham

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The warmth of him, the glorious warmth, was fading by the minute. In a huge old school house by the sea, full of precious paintings, Thomas Porteous is dying. His much younger wife Di holds him and mourns. She knows that soon, despite her being his sole inheritor, Thomas’s relatives will descend on the collection that was the passion of both of their lives. The family know Di’s weaknesses . . . and she must learn theirs.

Gold Digger Frances Fyfield

Crime/Mystery • 320 pages

9780751549676 • $24.99 TPB • APRIL 9780751549669 • $34.99 HC • APRIL

• A haunting tale of psychological suspense from the CWA Gold Dagger award-winner.

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Another gripping Detective Lorimer novel from Alex Gray Eighteen-year-old Kirsty Wilson can’t believe her luck when she lands a room in a luxury Glasgow flat owned by the beautiful Eva Magnusson, a wealthy fellow student from Stockholm. But her initial delight turns to terror when Kirsty finds the Swedish girl lying dead in their home and their flatmate accused of her murder. Kirsty refuses to accept that he is guilty and, inspired by family friend Detective Superintendent Lorimer, attempts to clear his name.

The Swedish Girl Alex Gray

Crime/Mystery • 368 pages

9781847445667 • $24.99 TPB Royal • APRIL 9781847445650 • $34.99 HC • APRIL

• Over 130,000 copies of her books sold. • DCI Lorimer, her central character, has been described as ‘a real threat to Inspector Rebus’ (Glasgow Herald).

ALSO AVAILABLE: A POUND OF FLESH • 9780751543841 • PB A POUND OF FLESH • 9781847443946 • TPB royal SLEEP LIKE THE DEAD • 9780751543797 • PB FIVE WAYS TO KILL A MAN • 9780751540789 • PB GLASGOW KISS • 9780751540772 • PB

Birth Order

What Your Position in the Family Really Tells You about Your Character Linda Blair Psychology • 208 pages

9780749940140 $16.99 PB • APRIL PREVIOUS EDITION: TPB royal: 9780749940096

On the basis of over 25 years’ clinical experience and psychological research, Linda Blair reveals how your birth order position, as well as the spacing between you and your siblings and the sex of your siblings, impact your childhood, your adult life and your relationships. ALSO AVAILABLE: STRAIGHT TALKING • 9780749929558 • PB

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‘Gray is the new master of Scottish crime writing.’ - Scottish Daily Express ‘. . . Brings Glasgow to life in the same way Ian Rankin evokes Edinburgh.’ - Daily Mail

Storming The Falklands

What It Means To Be Human

Military Memoir 240 pages

History • 336 pages

My War and After Tony Banks

Reflections from 1791 to the Present Joanna Bourke

9780349000190 $16.99 PB • APRIL

9781844086450 $16.99 PB • APRIL

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Thirty years after the Falklands War, ‘Secret Millionaire’ Tony Banks is still haunted by his experiences in the South Atlantic. As a member of the crack Parachute Regiment, his unit was the first to land on the Falklands and he fought in the bloody first and last battles of the war before liberating Port Stanley.

In 1872, a woman published an open letter entitled ‘Are women animals?’ in which she protested the fact that women were not treated as fully human. In this meticulously researched, wide-ranging and illuminating book, Joanna Bourke explores the legacy of more than two centuries. ALSO AVAILABLE: FEAR • 9781844081561 • TPB RAPE • 9781844081554 • TPB


In the small hours of a Sunday morning in the city of Bath a policeman on beat duty is shot dead by an unseen gunman - the third killing of an officer in Somerset in a matter of weeks. The emergency services are summoned. Ambitious to arrest the Somerset Sniper, the duty inspector, Ken Lockton, seals the crime scene, which is confined by the river on one side and a massive retaining wall on the other. He discovers the murder weapon in a garden and is himself attacked and left for dead. Enter Peter Diamond . . . also available:

Cop To Corpse Peter Lovesey

Crime/Mystery • 384 pages

9780751548471 • $15.99 PB • APRIL PREVIOUS EDITIONS: HC: 9781847445711

• 13th book in the Peter Diamond series. • Peter Lovesey has won the Macavity Awared and been nominated for the Dagger and Edgar Awards. • Peter Diamond is one of his most popular creations and is being considerded for a TV series.

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The explosive new Peter Diamond case

STAGESTRUCK • 9780751545050 • PB SKELETON HILL •9780751543315 • PB

Peter Diamond is involved in a perplexing case with an international reach. Strange things are happening to jobbing musician Mel Farran, who finds himself scouted by methods closer to the spy world than the concert platform. Then a body is found in the city canal, and the only clue to the dead woman’s identity is the tattoo of a music note on one of her teeth. For Diamond, who wouldn’t know a Stradivarius from a French horn, the investigation is his most demanding ever. Three mysterious deaths need to be probed while his own personal life is in free fall . . .

The Tooth Tattoo Peter Lovesey

Crime/Mystery • 400 pages

9780751550610 • $32.99 HC Demy • MAY

‘As ever, Lovesey produces a well-crafted mystery with twists and turns to tax the brain . . . a perfect puzzle from the master of the genre.’ - Bella ‘Lovesey proves a dab hand at dry humour.’ - Time Out ‘ . . . A stand-out instalment of one of the most enjoyable police series around.’ - Morning Star

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A Family Scandal Zoë Miller

Fiction • 400 pages

9780749952297 $15.99 PB • APRIL

Commando

One Girl And Her Dogs

Winning World War II Behind Enemy Lines James Owen

Life, Love and Lambing in the Middle of Nowhere Emma Gray

Military History 448 pages

9781408703021 $36.99 HC • APRIL

Memoir • 288 pages

9780751547399 $16.99 PB • APRIL

It is twenty years since rock musician Zach Anderson mysteriously plunged to his death in a lake. When media interest in the incident is suddenly re-ignited, hidden tensions fracture the glamorous facade of the Morgan family, totally changing their lives. ALSO AVAILABLE: RIVAL PASSIONS • 9780749952242 • PB SINFUL DECEPTIONS • 9780749953300 • PB

When twenty-three-year-old shepherdess Emma Gray breaks off her engagement, the chance to take over an isolated Northumberland farm seems just the fresh start she needs. But while the beautiful scenery certainly offers plenty of scope for contemplation, a night out with an eligible bachelor soon seems more remote than the farm itself.

Weaving together official documents, new research and veterans’ own accounts, Commando reveals for the first time the exhilarating full story of WWII’s most formidable fighting force. ALSO AVAILABLE: SERPENT IN EDEN • 9780349115412 • PB

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Incredible accounts from airmen and women who’ve been forced to bail out of their aircraft in combat One veteran of World War II will never forget having to walk through a hostile German town at the point of a Nazi bayonet. An American B-17 navigator found his courage in the cell of an SS prison after his Flying Fortress broke up over Italian waters. A downed Wessex helicopter pilot struggled against the cold of the North Norwegian Sea in the middle of an Arctic winter. Their stories, and those of many other Goldfish Club members, are told in this book. All are different. All are utterly gripping. ALSO AVAILABLE: WE ARE SOLDIERS • 9780751543995 • PB 1215: THE YEAR OF MAGNA CARTA • 9780340824757 PB

Military History • 320 pages

9780751545883 • $16.99 PB • APRIL

• The first book to shed light on an extraordinary brotherhood.

Praise for Danny Danziger: ‘Thoroughly enjoyable . . . a superb insight into life as it was lived a thousand years ago.’ - Independent ‘A series of deftly-turned vignettes of what it was like to live in England at the turn of the last millennium . . . a quirky and engaging book.’ - Sunday Telegraph

Funny Peculiar

The Secret Battle for Aerial Intelligence during World War II Taylor Downing

Real Life on Board with the Hidden Heroes of the Royal Navy’s Silent Service Danny Danziger

The Autobiography Will Young Memoir/Music 240 pages

History • 416 pages

Military History 320 pages

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Award-winning journalist Danny Danziger has been allowed unprecedented access to the elite crew of one of the UK’s attack class submarines, joining them on operations and hearing their stories.

Danny Danziger

Spies In The Sky

Sub

PREVIOUS EDITION: TPB Royal: 9781847444707

The Goldfish Club

PREVIOUS EDITION: TPB Royal: 9781408703625

This is the thrilling, little-known story of the daring reconnaissance pilots who took aerial photographs over Occupied Europe during the most dangerous days of the Second World War, and of the photo interpreters who invented a completely new science to analyse those pictures. ALSO AVAILABLE:

In 2001, Will Young shot to fame as the first winner of Pop Idol. It was clear right from the start that he would never be a typical pop star - and more than ten years later he is still one of the best-loved and most intriguing artists. In his engaging, witty and scrupulously honest autobiography, he tells his remarkable story in his own unique voice.

COLD WAR • 9780349120805 • PB

Beneath the Blue Sky

Urban Worrier

What’s Tha Up To Nah?

Adventures in the Lost Art of Letting Go Nick Thorpe

40 Years of the Gypsy Traveller Life Dominic Reeve

Martyn Johnson

Memoir • 256 pages

Travel Writing 272 pages

Memoir • 368 pages

9780751549645 $16.99 PB • APRIL

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PREVIOUS EDITION: TPB Royal: 9781408700785

Beneath the Blue Sky tells of horse-fairs and fireside deals, of snowbound Christmases and the joy of taking possession of a new motor. Dominic Reeve paints an unforgettable picture of the selfreliance, wit and courage of the Romani people. ALSO AVAILABLE: SMOKE IN THE LANES • 9780349000039 • PB

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The award-winning journalist learns how to let go in this often funny, often moving search for calm.

PC Martyn Johnson is back on the beat with more hilarious and heart-warming stories from the golden age of policing.

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WHAT’S THA UP TO? • 9780751547771 • PB


After her best friend Eloise dies from breast cancer, Cathy is devastated. But then Cathy begins to have disturbing dreams that imply Eloise’s death was not all it seems. With a history of depression, Cathy is only just recovering from a nervous breakdown and her husband Chris, a psychiatrist, is acutely aware of his wife’s mental frailty. Stung by her husband’s scepticism, Cathy decides to explores Eloise’s mysterious past, putting herself in danger as she finds herself drawn ever deeper into her friend’s great - and tragic - secret.

Eloise

Judy Finnigan Thriller • 384 pages

9781847445520 •$24.99 tpb royal • april 9781847445513 •$34.99 hc • april

• Judy Finnigan’s Book Club profile has never been higher, after eight years of the Richard & Judy Book Club. • Judy’s name is synonymous with recommending compelling and entertaining fiction and this is what she has delivered with Eloise, a novel she has been working on for a number of years.

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The debut novel from Book Club champion Judy Finnigan

‘Judy Finnigan’s gripping début novel captures the mystery and menace of Cornwall in glorious gothic style.’ - Liz Fenwick

Love, betrayal and literary endeavour set among the glittering intellectuals of 1930s London, Paris and Corfu Who was the woman who was with Lawrence Durrell during the most important years of his development as a writer? Here at last is Nancy’s story. Growing up in a dysfunctional family, she was the provincial schoolgirl who was transformed overnight into a young woman of haunting beauty. From the smoky pubs of 1930s Fitzrovia to the sexual mayhem of the Villa Seurat in Paris, and a remote village in pre-war Corfu, her story shines new light on an extraordinary group of people.

Simple, clear and hard-hitting, this book could save your life. Based on his many years of experience in this area, Professor Clark’s hugely successful method addresses the key psychological and physical issues in a way that works for men. Practical, goal-orientated and frank, this man-friendly programme will yield quick results in such areas as stress, weight (a crucial factor for this age group), cholesterol and blood pressure.

Amateurs In Eden

The Story of a Bohemian Marriage: Nancy and Lawrence Durrell Joanna Hodgkin Biography • 352 pages

9781844087945 • $16.99 PB • MAY

• There is perennial interest in the Bloomsbury set and Amateurs in Eden shines a light on a hitherto unknown side of these fascinating characters. ‘Frank and captivating . . . rich in charm and pathos . . . Hodgkin has done both Nancy and herself proud with this fresh portrait of a marriage we thought we knew, and of a woman we have never known well enough.’ - Sunday Times

Health Revolution For Men

Kick-Start Your Weight Loss and Reduce Your Risk of Serious Disease - in 2 Weeks Charles & Maureen Clark Health/Fitness • 320 pages

9780749953492 • $22.99 TPB Royal • APRIL

• A health and weight-loss plan for men aged 35+. • Author is a leading authority on diabetes and glaucoma. • The New High Protein Diet has sold over 130,000 copies through BookScan. • The programme is straightforward and goal orientated, an approach proven to work for men.

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— Claire Lorrimer — The Rochford Trilogy Back in print for the first time in decades, this sweeping historical drama by international superstar Claire Lorrimer sold over 100,000 copies when first published thirty years ago.

The Chatelaine

The Wilderling

The Dynasty

Historical Fiction 640 pages

Historical Fiction 608 pages

Historical Fiction 560 pages

9780749954277 $15.99 PB • may

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Rochford Trilogy: Book 1 Claire Lorrimer 9780749954222 $15.99 PB • may

Willow, seventeen, innocent and deeply in love with her new husband, Rowell Rochford, had complete trust and confidence in the future as she arrived at Rochford Manor in England. But she has no inkling of the obsession which grips old Lady Rochford. Nor does she realise the terrible repercussions the obsession will have on her own life.

Rochford Trilogy: Book 2 Claire Lorrimer

Like a wilderling - a cultivated flower that manages to live in the wild - Lucienne Rochford has survived her terrible early years in France. But as World War I shatters Europe, Lucy Rochford begins to learn what life and love are all about . . .

Rochford Trilogy: Book 3 Claire Lorrimer

On the outbreak of the Second World War, Guy Bristow is captured at Dunkirk and now not only he but all the members of the Rochford family face terrible danger as the German invasion becomes imminent.

Women of the Fire Trilogy This bestselling historical drama series (originally published as MAVREEN, with sales of over 1 million copies internationally) has been repackaged and brought back into print for a new generation of readers.

Scarlett

Antoinette

Chantal

Historical Fiction 624 pages

Historical Fiction 512 pages

Historical Fiction 528 pages

9780749954420 $15.99 PB • MAY

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Women of Fire Trilogy: Book 1 Claire Lorrimer 9780749954376 $15.99 PB • MAY

She was the daughter of an English aristocrat and a young and gentle governess. She was lovely, intelligent, and had a quality that drew all men to her, ensnaring them fatally in a web of charm. Stubborn in her loyalties, passionate in her affections, her one flaw was her uncontrollable and tempestuous nature . . .

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Women of Fire Trilogy: Book 2 Claire Lorrimer

Antoinette, daughter of the beautiful Scarlett and a French Vicomte, is irresistibly drawn to her mother’s former lover, Sir Peregrine Waite. But he only sees her as a child and does not yield to her passionate advances . . .

Women of Fire Trilogy: Book 3 Claire Lorrimer

Torn from the dazzling salons and glittering balls of aristocratic London, Chantal finds herself caught in a gathering maelstrom of wild and dangerous adventure. From a mysterious chateau to a deserted tropical island, she is swept into a whirlwind of scandal, anguish and ecstasy.


Heaven is a prison. Hell is a playground. Would it be your ultimate fantasy to enter the world of a video game? A realm where you don’t have to go to work or worry about your health; where you can look like a hero or a goddess; where you can fly spaceships and slay dragons, while all of it feels completely real. A realm where there are no consequences and no responsibilities. Or would it be your worst nightmare? Stuck in an endless state of war and chaos where the pain and fear feels real and from which not even death can offer an escape.

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Christopher Brookmyre over-clocked and hardwareaccelerated, this is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy for a new generation.

Prison or playground. Heaven or Hell. This is where you find out. This is whiteknuckle action, sprawling adventure, merciless satire and outrageous humour like you’ve never experienced. This is Bedlam. • Brookmyre’s sales total 1.5 million copies. • www.brookmyre.co.uk

Praise for Chris Brookmyre: ‘ . . . Premier-league crime writing.’ - Mark Billingham ‘. . . Strident blast of the trumpet to wake up crime fiction readers everywhere.’ - Val McDermid

Bedlam

‘Brookmyre doesn’t so much have his finger on the pulse of popular culture as an open razor to its carotid artery.’ - Daily Express

Science Fiction • 320 pages

‘Brookmyre has no equal.’ - Maxim

Christopher Brookmyre 9781408704073 • $22.99 TPB Royal • may 9780356502137 • $34.99 hc • may

‘His writing is as sharply observed and mordantly funny as ever . . . plenty of back-doubles and plot twists in this fast-paced read.’ - The guardian

Also available: PANDAEMONIUM • 9780349120508 • PB PANDAEMONIUM • 9781408700617 • tpb royal QUIET UGLY ONE MORNING • 9780349108858 • PB ATTACK OF THE UNSINKABLE RUBBER DUCKS 9780349118819 • pb

Is the devil merely the name we give the worst in ourselves? Private investigator Jasmine Sharp is hired to find a young woman who has vanished without trace. What begins as a simple search uncovers a hidden history of sex, drugs, ritualism and murder. Jasmine realizes she needs a little help from dark places herself if she’s going to get to the truth. also available: Where the Bodies are Buried • 9780349123356 PB Where the Bodies are Buried • 9781408702703 tpb Pandaemonium • 9780349120508 • PB A Snowball in Hell • 9780349120515 • PB Attack of the unsinkable Rubber Ducks 9780349118819 • PB

When The Devil Drives Christopher Brookmyre

Crime/Mystery • 384 pages

9780349123905 • $15.99 PB • JULY PREVIOUS EDITION: TPB ROYAL: 9781408703427 HC: 9781408703410

‘Christopher Brookmyre is, hands down, one of the funniest, savviest crime writers around . . . Without shying away from the darker elements of crime thrillers - evil, violence and plenty of gore - Brookmyre’s work shimmers with a sense of unfettered fun.’ - Independent on Sunday

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He had given her everything. There would be no games with him. When Anna Hazel arrives in Crete to work on an archaeological dig for the summer, she has yet to meet her new boss, the brilliant but mysterious Dr William Sillery. He has a reputation as a slave-driver. As Anna begins to enjoy the sun-drenched Greek island, she also develops a friendship with the darkly handsome host of her villa, Vangelis. Intoxicated by the long, fiercely hot summer, Anna’s darkest desires are about to be realised as she embarks on a series of forbidden adventures. But in the end she must decide who will own her heart.

Tense, gripping, and ingenious, Next to Die is the next major hit in crime fiction. Two brothers - one a tenacious cop, the other a wily defense attorney. One sensational murder - a crime that has baffled the city of Manchester. No witnesses. No clues. No suspects. Until a shocking twist pits brother against brother in the most dangerous case of their lives.

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Stephanie Ash Erotica • 336 pages

9780751551556 • $15.99 PB • may

• Seasonal erotic romance to capitalise on the erotica boom created by Fifty Shades of Grey. • Almost 780,000 books sold under the author’s pen names Chrissie Manby, Olivia Darling and Chris Manby.

Next to Die Neil White

Crime/Mystery • 416 pages

9780751549454 • $22.99 TPB Royal • may 9780751549447 • $34.99 HC • APRIL

• The Mark Billingham of the North. • www.neilwhite.net • Neil has written five previous books published by HarperCollins.

A magnificent selection of Angela Carter’s journalistic and critical work ‘In the pursuit of magnificence, nothing is sacred,’ says Angela Carter, and magnificence is indeed her own achievement. One of the most acclaimed novelists of her generation, her work as a journalist and critic was no less original. Some of her most brilliant writing is devoted to Japan, so perfectly suited to the Carter pen and exotically and erotically described here. Domestically, Angela Carter used her mordant wit and accurate eye to inspect England and Englishness as it manifested itself throughout the land. ALSO AVAILABLE: ANGELA CARTER’S BOOK OF FAIRY TALES 9781844081738 • HC THE PASSION OF NEW EVE • 9780860683414 • PB THE SADEIAN WOMAN • 9781844083770 • PB

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Nothing Sacred Selected Writings Angela Carter

Memoir • 240 pages

9780860682691 • $15.99 PB • MAY


Inspector Singh is at the international war crimes tribunal in Phnom Penh when a key member of the tribunal is murdered in cold blood. The authorities are determined to write off the incident as a random act of violence, but Singh thinks otherwise. It isn’t long before he finds himself caught up in one of the most terrible murder investigations he’s witnessed the roots of which lie in the dark depths of the Cambodian killing fields . . .

Inspector Singh is sick of sick leave! So when Mrs. Singh suggests they attend a family wedding in Mumbai, he grudgingly agrees - hoping that the spicy Indian curries will make up for extended exposure to his wife’s relatives. Unfortunately, the beautiful bride-to-be disappears on the eve of her wedding - did she run away to avoid an arranged marriage, or is there something more sinister afoot?

A Deadly Cambodian Crime Spree

Inspector Singh Investigates Series: Book 4 Shamini Flint Crime/Mystery • 320 pages

9780749953478 • $15.99 PB • may

• Each story set in a different Asian city this is a truly commercial series with enormous global appeal. • Inspector Singh is a crime hero like no other - a fat, cantankerous, cynical Sikh with a turban - utterly endearing and brilliant at solving crimes.

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Inspector Singh is the man who travels throughout Asia busting crimes!

A Curious Indian Cadaver

Inspector Singh Investigates Series: Book 5 Shamini Flint Crime/Mystery • 320 pages

9780749953423 • $15.99 PB • MAY

• Will sit comfortably next to the likes of McCall Smith and Colin Cotterill. • Books 1–3 were published by St. Martin’s Press. • www.shaminiflint.com • www.piatkusbooks.net

Can fate be signed, sealed and delivered?

The Love Letter Fiona Walker

Fiction • 672 pages

When Allegra North parted from first love Francis after a decade together, she poured all her regret into a letter. He didn’t reply. A year later, her job brings her back to the beautiful Devon coast where romance first blossomed and she hopes that they can start a new chapter . . .

• Kiss and Tell was a Top 20 bestseller and Fiona’s backlist sales have reached 2 million.

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KISS AND TELL • 9780751544091 • PB LOVE HUNT • 9780340936948 • PB

9780751547894 • $15.99 PB • may

- Daily Mail

‘Reminiscent of Jilly Cooper’s riotous romps, this countryside saga is an essential summer travel companion: sexy, funny and at more than 600 pages it’ll last longer than a holiday romance.’ - Daily Record

‘. . . Deliciously naughty.’ - Sun

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— Abacus 40th Anniversary — Reissues to celebrate Abacus’s 40-year history of publishing influential, unique and trail-blazing books that have shaped the reading landscape.

The Wasp Factory

Looking back over 40 years of Abacus through these Classics it is striking how often the books we have published have shone out either through their sheer originality or because they were to establish the authors as premier exponents of their craft – which others have followed.

Iain Banks

Fiction • 272 pages

9780349138909 $15.99 PB • MAY

In Abacus’ fiction all roads must start with Iain Banks. The Wasp Factory’s publication in 1984 marked the launch of a blazing new talent. The Mail on Sunday gasped, ‘If a nastier, more vicious or distasteful novel appears this spring , I shall be surprised. But there is unlikely to be a better one either. A mighty imagination has arrived on the scene’.

‘Two years after I killed Blyth I murdered my young brother Paul, for quite different reasons than I’d disposed of Blyth, and then a year after that I did for my young cousin Esmerelda, more or less on a whim. That’s my score to date. Three. I haven’t killed anybody for years, and don’t intend to ever again. It was just a stage I was going through.’ Enter - if you can bear it - the extraordinary private world of Frank, just sixteen, and unconventional, to say the least.

Our Scottish writers have set the tone elsewhere too. Christopher Brookmyre’s wit and brilliance marked him out for attention with his first outing, Quite Ugly One Morning. As the Times said it was ‘perpetually in your face, sassy irreverent and stylish’, and the term ‘Tartan Noir’ was coined to describe it.

• The Wasp Factory has sold over 200,000 copies.

And Abacus’ prize-winning British novelists have never shied away from reinvention. Simon Mawers’ The Glass Room looked at twentieth-century history through the daring prism of one, extraordinary building, and Jane Gardam’s Old Filth managed to encapsulate a whole period from the glory days of the British empire to the present. Beryl Bainbridge’s extraordinary and original Master Georgie was deservedly awarded a posthumous Best of Beryl Booker.

Old Filth

Jane Gardam Fiction • 288 pages

9780349138992 • $15.99 PB • MAY PREVIOUS EDITION: PB: 9780349118406

Quite Ugly One Morning Christopher Brookmyre

Crime/Mystery • 288 pages

9780349138848 • $15.99 PB • MAY

This stiff happens to be a Ponsonby, scion of a venerable Edinburgh medical clan, and the manner of his death speaks of unspeakable things. Why is the body displayed like a slice of beef? How come his hands are digitally challenged? And if it’s not the corpse, what is that awful smell? ‘. . . A great title and a thrillingly unpleasant murder mytery.’ - ESQUIRE

• Jane Gardam is twice winner of the Whitbread Award for best novel.

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The Glass Room

Master Georgie

Fiction • 432 pages

Fiction • 240 pages

Simon Mawer

9780349139005 • $15.99 PB • MAY PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB Royal: 9781408702529 HC: 9781408700778 PB: 9780349121321

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Long ago, Old Filth was a Raj orphan - one of the many young children sent ‘Home’ from the East to be fostered and educated in England. Jane Gardam’s novel tells his story, from his birth in what was then Malaya to the extremities of his old age. In so doing, she not only encapsulates a whole period from the glory days of British Empire, through WWII, to the present and beyond, but also illuminates the complexities of the character known variously as Eddie, the Judge, Fevvers, Filth, Master of the Inner Temple, Teddy and Sir Edward Feathers.

Beryl Bainbridge

9780349139036 • $15.99 PB • MAY PREVIOUS EDITION: PB: 9780349111698

The Landauer House shines as a wonder of steel and glass and onyx built specially for newlyweds Viktor and Liesel Landauer. But the radiant honesty of 1930 that the house, with its unique Glass Room, seems to engender quickly tarnishes as the storm clouds of WWII gather.

When Master Georgie - George Hardy, surgeon and photographer - sets off from the cold squalor of Victorian Liverpool for the heat and glitter of the Bosphorus to offer his services in the Crimea, there straggles behind him a small caravan of devoted followers - all of them driven onwards through a rising tide of death and disease by a shared and mysterious guilt.

• Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, 2009.

‘It is hard to think of anyone now writing who understands the human heart as Beryl Bainbridge does.’ - The Times


Along the way he works with Alberta’s famous ‘Bear Whisperer’; travels with Native Canadians and learns more about their mythology and shamanic rituals; gets involved in the world famous National Lumberjack competition; visits the world’s smallest jail in Ontario; takes a raft along the Nahanni river and much more. EXTREME FRONTIERS is vintage Boorman, packed with all the excitement, adventure - and bikes! of his previous bestselling books. also available: RIGHT TO THE EDGE • 9780751543452 • PB BY ANY MEANS • 9780751541731 • PB RACE TO DAKAR • 9780751538175 • PB LONG WAY DOWN • 9780751538953 • PB ILLUSTRATED LONG WAY DOWN • 9781847442499 • HC LONG WAY ROUND • 9780751536805 • PB

Ursula Holden’s classic trilogy weaves a vivid, dramatic and mysterious story of three sisters coming of age in England and Ireland during the war years. Born into an affluent family, Bonnie, Tor and Ula have been left to the servants, to be raised in the feckless embrace of the cook and Nannie. In Tin Toys, Ula goes to Ireland with Cook, barely out of girlhood herself, and lands at the mansion of an enigmatic matriarch and her granddaughter. In Unicorn Sisters, the three sisters are sent to a shabby English boarding school where the pupils are pitted against an anarchic gang of East End refugees. A Bubble Garden finds Bonnie, Tor and Ula in Ireland, where they scrape a life in a crumbling, oncegrand farmhouse.

From the bestselling author of Rubicon and Persian Fire comes this thrilling panoramic account of the rise of Islam. In the 6th century AD, the Near East was divided between two venerable empires: the Persian and the Roman. A hundred years on, one had vanished forever while the other seemed almost finished. Spanning Constantinople to the Arabian desert, and starring some of the most remarkable rulers who ever lived, Tom Holland tells a story vivid with drama, horror and startling achievement. ALSO AVAILABLE: PERSIAN FIRE • 9780349117171 • PB MILLENIUM • 9780349119724 • PB DELIVER US FROM EVIL • 9780349121673 • PB SUPPING WITH PANTHERS • 9780349121680 • PB VAMPYRE • 9780349120461 • PB

Extreme Frontiers

Racing Across Canada from Newfoundland to the Rockies Charley Boorman Travel Writing • 320 pages

9780751548952 • $16.99 PB • MAY PREVIOUS EDITION: TPB Royal: 9781847445605

• We have sold over two million copies of Charley’s books around the world. • Ties in with a major TV series to be broadcast in Canada, dates TBC.

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An exciting new adventure/ travel book - accompanied by a six-part Channel 5 show

• Most of the trip will be by bike, which will appeal to Charley’s hugely loyal fans. • EXTREME FRONTIERS Canada website: www.bigearth.com/extreme-frontiers • Twitter: @Extremefrontier • www.charleyboorman.com

Tin Toys trilogy Ursula Holden

Fiction • 352 pages

9781844088270 • $15.99 PB • MAY

• Will appeal to fans of Muriel Spark, Edna O’Brien or Molly Keane. ‘. . . Seriously radiant.’ - The Times ‘Ursula Holden is a highly original writer . . . She has an abrupt, disconcerting wit.’ - Irish Times

‘Superb . . . the deceptively simple style conveys the dark undercurrents of violence, of developing sexuality, and the betrayals and corruptions of the adult world.’ - Daily Telegraph

In The Shadow Of The Sword The Battle for Global Empire and the End of the Ancient World Tom Holland History • 480 pages

9780349122359 • $16.99 PB • MAY PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB Royal: 9781408700082 HC: 9781408700075

• Over 350,000 copies of Tom Holland’s nonfiction books have been sold. ‘Every bit as thrilling a narrative history as Holland’s previous works, [it] is also a profoundly important book.’ - Sunday Times

‘His books are authoritative and erudite histories . . . He combines vivid prose with impeccable narrative timing and a wonderfully dry wit.’ - The Globe and Mail 95


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— RUMER GODDEN — Black Narcissus

Breakfast with the Nikolides

Fiction • 272 pages

Fiction • 240 pages

9781844088393 • $15.99 PB • may

9781844088454 • $15.99 PB • MAY

High in the Himalayas near Darjeeling, the old mountaintop palace shines like a jewel. When it was the General’s ‘harem’ palace, richly dressed ladies wandered the windswept terraces; at night, music floated out over the villages and gorges. Now, the General’s son has bestowed it on an order of nuns, the Sisters of Mary. They are dependent on the local English agent of Empire, Mr. Dean, who says bluntly, ‘This is no place for a nunnery.’ It is as if he foresees their destiny . . .

For Emily Pool, India is a magical place where she has the freedom to escape her mother’s suffocating influence. Her days are spent exploring the canals and gardens of East Bengal, and admiringly observing her glamorous, dignified neighbours, the Nikolides. But just as the cracks in Emily’s family home are papered over, so do the Pools strive to maintain an outward impression of respectability . . .

Rumer Godden

Rumer Godden

Kingfishers Catch Fire

Listen to the Nightingale

Fiction • 320 pages

Fiction • 192 pages

9781844088423 • $15.99 PB • june

9781844088508 • $15.99 PB • june

Sophie, an ingénue English woman with two children, arrives in Kashmir to set up home in a tumbledown cottage in a Himalayan valley carpeted with flowers and herbs. Settling down to live quietly, frugally, peacefully with her new neighbours, she is unaware of the turmoil her arrival produces, as the villagers compete fiercely for her patronage. Sophie’s cook makes a drastic bid to secure his position, and the unwanted consequences of his plotting turn out to be catastrophic . . .

Lottie’s mother had been a promising ballet star who died young, leaving Lottie to be raised by Auntie, the wardrobe mistress at Madame Holbein’s Theatre of Dance. When she passes the tough audition for the famous Royal Ballet School, Queen’s Chase, everyone is thrilled - except Lottie.

Rumer Godden

Thursday’s Children Rumer Godden

Fiction • 240 pages

9781844088485 • $15.99 PB • MAY

Rumer Godden

• Rumer Godden is a major new addition to the Virago Modern Classics - we will bring 15 of her novels for adults and young adults back into print through 2014. • Bestselling author Rosie Thomas is the Introducer for Black Narcissus, Breakfast with the Nikolides, and Kingfishers Catch Fire. • Rumer Godden’s novels have legions of devoted readers, and will be loved by fans of Jane Gardam.

Doone Penny is a child with passion, and a gift - he is a born dancer, a ballet genius in the making. But though others may recognise the flame that burns in Doone, there is little encouragement from his family. Rumer Godden’s classic for younger readers is a thrilling insight into the harsh, often brutal but ultimately joyful world of the ballet.

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Eleanor of Aquitaine is a 12thcentury icon who has fascinated readers for 800 years. But the real Eleanor remains elusive. This stunning novel introduces an Eleanor that all other writers have missed. Based on the most up-to-date research, it is the first novel to show Eleanor beginning her married life at 13. Barely out of childhood, this gives an entirely new slant to how Eleanor is treated by those around her. She was often the victim and her first marriage was horribly abusive. Overflowing with scandal, passion, triumph and tragedy, Eleanor’s legendary story begins when her beloved father dies in the summer of 1137, and she is made to marry the young prince Louis of France. A week after the marriage she becomes a queen and her life will change beyond recognition . . .

The Falcons Of Montabard Historical Fiction 480 pages

9780751551853 $15.99 PB • MAY

In the aftermath of tragedy and scandal, Sabin FitzSimon, illegitimate son of a Norman earl, leaves England for the Holy Land in search of a new beginning. From England to Jerusalem and the Holy Land in the 12th century, this is the story of a wild youth and a quiet young woman . . .

The Summer Queen Elizabeth Chadwick

Historical Fiction • 400 pages

9781847445452 • $32.99 HC Demy • JULY

• The epic first novel in a blockbusting trilogy unveiling the real Eleanor of Aquitaine as she’s never been seen before, by award-winning novelist Elizabeth Chadwick. • Based on the most up-to-date research, this novel presents a different Eleanor, one who has not been written about before.

Lords Of The White Castle

Shadows and Strongholds

9780751551839 $15.99 PB • JULY

9780751551822 $15.99 PB • JULY

Historical Fiction 576 pages

Historical Fiction 688 pages

Based on a remarkable true story of honour, treachery and love spanning the turbulent reigns of four great mediaeval kings; a deadly rivalry, an ancient family dispute, an impossible love.

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— Elizabeth Chadwick —

An awkward misfit, loathed by his powerful and autocratic grandmother, nine-year-old Fulke FitzWarin leaves his family to be fostered in the household of Joscelin de Dinan, Lord of Ludlow. Here Fulke will learn knightly arts, but before he can succeed, he must overcome the deep-seated doubts that hold him back.

• Winner of the RNA Historical Novel Award 2011 for TO DEFY A KING. • THE FALCONS OF MONTABARD was shortlisted for the 2003 Romantic Novelists’ Award; THE CHAMPION was shortlisted in 1997, LORDS OF THE WHITE CASTLE in 2001 and THE WINTER MANTLE in 2002. • Elizabeth Chadwick was nominated as one of the Top Ten landmark historical novelists of the decade by Historical Novel Society founder Richard Lee. • www.elizabethchadwick.com

Praise for Elizabeth Chadwick: ‘Set in the early 12th century, the story is a neat mixture of fact and fiction. The marrying of the two is seamless. Absorbing and page-turning, I thoroughly recommend it.’ - HISTORICAL NOVELS REVIEW ‘Elizabeth Chadwick has managed to weave a compelling story of intrigue and changing fortunes to produce a tale that makes for utterly compulsive reading. Her best yet. Highly recommended.’ - HISTORICAL NOVEL REVIEW

Also available: LADY OF THE ENGLISH • 9780751541342 • PB THE GREATEST KNIGHT: THE STORY OF WILLIAM MARSHAL • 9780751536607 • PB THE SCARLET LION • 9780751536591 • PB THE LEOPARD UNLEASHED • 9780751541366 • PB

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The funny, perceptive and candid story of her 30-year pop career Tracey Thorn was one half of internationally successful group Everything But the Girl and collaborated with Paul Weller, Massive Attack and dance legend Todd Terry. She went on countless tours, had hit singles and flop singles, and has been reviewed and interviewed to within an inch of her life. She’s been in the charts, out of them, back in. She’s seen herself described as an indie darling, a middle-of-theroad nobody and a disco diva. She hasn’t always fitted in and that’s made her face up to the realities of a pop career - there are thrills and wonders to be experienced, yes, but also moments of doubt, mistakes, violent lifestyle changes from luxury to squalor and back again, sometimes within minutes.

The Only Way Was Essex

Bedsit Disco Queen

How I Grew up and Tried to Be a Pop Star Tracey Thorn Memoir/Music • 384 pages

9781844089499 • $22.99 PB demy • MAY 9781844088669 • $29.99 HC ROyal • april

• Tracey Thorn is a much-loved artist with a devoted fanbase: Everything But the Girl had numerous hits and sold 9 million records; her solo albums sold 50,000 without even touring. • A frank and funny pop culture memoir in the vein of Caitlin Moran’s How to be a Woman. • MISSING was a number one bestselleing song in Canada in 1994 and was the 8th overall bestseller for that year.

The Trundlers

Assassin

Sports • 256 pages

Military Thriller 432 pages

Harry Pearson

Tough Times and Simple Pleasures: Growing up in an Essex Village in the 1920s Spike Mays

Duncan Falconer

9781408704066 $24.99 TPB Royal • MAY

9780751544114 $15.99 PB • may

Memoir • 256 pages

PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB Royal: 9781847444141 HC: 9781847444134

9780349138794 $16.99 PB • MAY

In this bittersweet memoir, Mays recreates a remote corner of rural Essex, its travelling parson, local poacher and even the local drunkard. And in the bustling backstairs world of the squire’s house where Spike served his apprenticeship we see a more privileged side to life. This warm and nostalgic portrait of a very different Essex opens a door to a distant past.

Love You Bye My Story Scott Mills

Memoir • 384 pages

9780751549935 $16.99 pb • may 9780751549928 $36.99 HC • APRIL

This hugely entertaining memoir by one of the UK’s most experienced and popular radio DJs is the story of how a painfully shy boy from the suburbs of Southampton made it to the biggest radio station in the UK, and just about managed to stay there . . .

Affectionate, witty and often hilarious, Harry Pearson celebrates medium-paced ‘trundlers,’ cricket’s most overlooked men.

John Stratton is contacted by an old friend in military intelligence with a curious message about being hunted by an assassin.

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When I Die

Bloody Foreigners

Lessons from the Death Zone Philip Gould

Robert Winder

History • 560 pages

Biography • 240 pages

9780349138800 $16.99 PB • JUNE

9780349139111 $16.99 PB • MAY

PREVIOUS EDITION: TPB Royal: 9780349115665

PREVIOUS EDITION: HC: 9781408703984

Written during the last few months of his life, When I Die describes the journey Philip, a key strategist for the Labour party, took with his illness, leaving to us what he called his lessons from the death zone.

A moving and inspiring history which chronicles the remarkable stories of immigration that founded and defined a nation. ALSO AVAILABLE: OPEN SECRETS • 9781408703526 • TPB

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Now revised and updated, sensationally this new edition presents the long-lost hard evidence to link the Shroud of Turin directly with Leonardo da Vinci. Perhaps this is even his ‘confession’ to having faked Christianity’s most sacred relic, which will astonish both believers and sceptics alike, and present a new challenge to historians of both art and photography.

Turin Shroud

How Leonardo da Vinci Fooled History Lynn Picknett & Clive Prince Religion • 368 pages

9780751549720 • $16.99 PB • MAY

• Dan Brown acknowledges the authors’ work as one of the sources behind The Da Vinci Code.

ALSO AVAILABLE: DOUBLE STANDARDS • 9780751532203 • PB STARGATE CONSPIRACY • 9780751529968 • PB THE SION REVELATION • 9780751536225 • PB

A stunning novel of war, from the bestselling author of Red Dust and Ice Road It is 1884. In Khartoum, General Gordon stands on the roof of his fortress as the city is besieged. He has vowed to fight the Mahdi to the death. At his side is the boy he rescued from the English dockyard slums - his reluctant last ally. An Honourable Man is a novel of extraordinary power that combines the intimate and the epic, exploring the folly of Empire through the fine grain of human experience and emotion. ALSO AVAILABLE: BLACK ORCHIDS • 9781844083138 • PB

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Is Leonardo da Vinci linked to the Shroud of Turin?

An Honourable Man Gillian Slovo

Fiction • 320 pages

9781844086658 • $15.99 PB • MAY PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB Royal: 9781844086641 HC: 9781844088140

• Gillian Slovo’s great strength is showing ordinary people against a changing political background. ‘Slovo humanises the lives of people caught up in the conflict at the same time as highlighting the moral ambiguities and personal cost that warfare entails.’ - Metro ‘[Slovo] . . . compels us to ask ourselves what it means to be an honourable man.’ - Guardian

DS Ben Cooper comes closer to death than he ever has before in the new Cooper/Fry case. As moorland fires sweep across the Peak District national park, hundreds of firefighters and park rangers battle to prevent flames reaching a remote inn, once a famous landmark but now abandoned and boarded up. The blaze is just one of a series of random acts of arson which have destroyed miles of heather moorland - and once the flames have died, a grim surprise awaits DS Ben Cooper and DI Diane Fry: a body - dead for years. ALSO AVAILABLE:

Dead And Buried Stephen Booth

Crime/Mystery • 496 pages

9780751545692 • $15.99 PB • may PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB Royal: 9781847444820 HC: 9781847444813

• Stephen Booth is the internationally bestselling, CWA-award winning author of twelve acclaimed thrillers, with over 400,000 books sold in the UK to date. • Perfect for fans of Peter James and Peter Robinson.

THE DEVILS EDGE • 9780751545647 • PB

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The addictive new thriller: No one knows crime like Kray. It’s 1959 and Lynsey Quinn has done the unthinkable. She’s got herself pregnant by a cop. Rejected by her criminal family, she will pay the price for her betrayal, and so too will her daughter. At the age of eleven, Helen is returned to the clan. Hated by her grandfather, loved only by her uncle, she struggles to fit into a world she doesn’t understand. As warring factions battle for control of the East End, tragedy is about to strike again. How can she survive? And who can she trust as the murderous past comes back to haunt her?

bad girl

Roberta Kray Crime/Mystery • 384 pages

9780751549829 • $22.99 TPB Royal • JUNE 9780751549812 • $34.99 HC • JUNE

• Powerful, compelling and gritty, Bad Girl is perfect for readers of Martina Cole and Jessie Keane. • Full of fantastic, strong female characters and authentic East End gangland grit. • Roberta Kray’s novels have sold over 180,000 copies in the UK alone.

also available: nothing but trouble • 9780751544794 • pb STRONG WOMAN • 9780751541083 • PB THE VILLIAN’S DAUGHTER • 9781847442437 • PB BROKEN HOME • 9780751544749 • PB

A master is attacked, and a body is found . . . Matthew Bartholomew to the resuce It is drawing near to the end of term, and the University at Cambridge is in turmoil over the opening of a new Common Library. There is an attack on one of the masters at a meeting to discuss the matter, and a body is found floating in the pond in the library’s garden on the eve of its opening . . .

MYSTERY IN THE MINSTER • 9780751542592 • PB THE KILLER OF PILGRIMS •9780751542585 • PB A VEIN OF DECEIT • 9780751539158 • PB

The Nineteenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew Susanna Gregory Crime/Mystery 448 pages

9780751549737 $34.99 HC Demy • JULY

Matthew Bartholomew doesn’t want to travel to Peterborough in the summer of 1358, but his friendship with the lovely Julitta Holm has caused a scandal in Cambridge, so he has no choice. He is one of a party of Bishop’s Commissioners, charged to discover what happened to Peterborough’s abbot, who went for a ride one day and has not been seen since. also available: MURDER BY THE BOOK • 9781847442963 • HC

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Susanna Gregory

Crime/Mystery • 416 pages

9780751542578 • $15.99 PB • JULY PREVIOUS EDITION: HC: 9781847442963

• This is #18 in the Matthew Bartholomew series. • The natural successor to Brother Cadfael.

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Murder By The Book

Beating Chronic Fatigue Your Step-by-Step Guide to Complete Recovery Kristina Downing-Orr Health • 240 pages

9780749940935 $16.99 PB • JUNE PREVIOUS EDITION: TPB Royal: 9780749940980

Kristina reveals the causes of chronic fatigue and offers an accessible, scientifically valid, easy-to-achieve programme that will inspire people with CFS to regain their health and restore their energy and vitality.

• Sales of the Matthew Bartholomew series exceed 100,000 copies.

National Service From Aldershot to Aden: Tales from the Conscripts, 1946–62 Colin Shindler History • 352 pages

9780751546200 $16.99 PB • JUNE PREVIOUS EDITION: HC: 9781847444844

A groundbreaking look at life as a conscript during Britain’s postwar National Service, as told by the men who served.


Old Filth and The Man in the Wooden Hat told with bristling tenderness and black humour the stories of that Titan of the Hong Kong law courts, Old Filth QC, and his clever, misunderstood wife Betty. Last Friends, the final volume of this trilogy, picks up with Terence Veneering, Filth’s great rival in work and - though it was never spoken of - in love. Veneering’s were not the usual beginnings of an establishment silk: the son of a Russian acrobat marooned in northeast England and a devoted local girl, he escapes the war to emerge in the Far East as a man of panache, success and fame. But, always, at the stuffy English Bar he is treated with suspicion: where did this blond, louche, brilliant Slav come from? Veneering, Filth and their friends tell a tale of love, friendship, grace, the bittersweet experiences of a now-forgotten Empire and the disappointments and consolations of age.

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The witty and sparkling new novel from Jane Gardam, bestselling author of Old Filth.

• Jane Gardam’s classic novel Old Filth has sold over 75,000 TCM and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize. • The Queen of the Tambourine won the Whitbread Prize. • This the first time Little, Brown will publish Jane Gardam across all editions, with renewed energy and focus behind one of our finest contemporary writers.

Praise for June Gardam: ‘Jane Gardam is at her most characteristic and briliant.’ - Victoria Glendinning

Last Friends Jane Gardam

Fiction • 304 pages

9781408704394 • $24.99 TPB ROyAL • JULY 9781408703670 • $34.99 HC • JULY

‘This [The Man in the Wooden Hat] is a companion piece by this treasure of a writer to her magnificent novel, Old Filth.... Sharp, funny and slyly subversive. Both books are essential reading.’ - The Globe and Mail.

Also available: crusoe’s daughter • 9780349119892 • pb THE MAN IN THE WOODEN HAT 9780349118468 • PB OLD FILTH • 9780349118406 • PB

Three best friends, their men and a week in . . . A Cottage by the Sea Grace has been best friends with Ella and Flick since university. The late-night chats, shared heartaches and good times have created a bond that has stood the test of time. Now in their thirties, Grace is always a bit disappointed about how little time they get to spend together, so when Ella invites them all to stay for a week in her cottage in South Wales, Grace jumps at the chance to see her old friends. She also hopes that the change in pace will help her reconnect with her husband, Harry . . . ALSO AVAILABLE: WITH LOVE AT CHRISTMAS • 9780751545487 • PB SUMMERTIME DAYDREAMS • 9780751545432 • PB WRAPPED UP IN YOU • 9780751545098 • PB THE ONLY WAY IS UP • 9780755373796 • PB IT’S NOW OR NEVER • 9780755354214 • PB

A Cottage by the Sea Carole Matthews

Fiction • 432 pages

9780751545531 • $15.99 PB • JUNE 9781847444615 • $34.99 HC • APRIL

• Combined life sales of all Carole Matthews titles are over one million copies on Bookscan. • Strong online presence already in place: fantastic author website, plus active Twitter and Facebook profiles. • As well as being shortlisted for the 2012 RNA Award for Romantic Comedy, Carole was presented with a Hall of Fame Award for outstanding achievement by the Festival of Romance in 2011.

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And How Relationships are Born Naomi Stadlen

Ben Miller

Science • 288 pages

9780751545005 $16.99 PB • JULY

Kate Figes

Psychology • 288 pages

9781844087280 $24.99 TPB Royal • JULY

Parenting • 288 pages

9780749952198 $16.99 PB • JULY PREVIOUS EDITION: TPB Royal: 9780749952983

A truly accessible and entertaining popular science book by a much-loved comedian . . . and particle physicist!

By sharing the experiences of other mothers, Naomi Stadlen offers reassurance and support to all new parents as they navigate the highs and lows of the early years with their babies.

This book lifts the taboos, asks the tough questions, suggests that we can survive an affair and that it can lead to a better understanding of ourselves and our relationships.

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Women at the ready

Eavesdropping on Jane Austen’s England

The Remarkable Story of the Women’s Voluntary Services on the Home Front Robert and Patricia Malcomson

The Missing Shade Of Blue Jennie Erdal

Fiction • 256 pages

How our Ancestors Lived Two Centuries Ago Roy & Lesley Adkins

9781408703755 $22.99 TPB royal • JULY

Biography • 352 pages

History • 352 pages

9781408703960 $36.99 HC • JULY

9781408704103 $34.99 HC Demy • JULY

From the summer of 1938, British women from all walks of life joined the Women’s Voluntary Services (WVS). This disparate band of women came together for the common good - to help serve and protect their communities. By 1941 a million women had enrolled.

Giving a voice to forgotten people and revealing how they worked, played and struggled to survive, Eavesdropping on Jane Austen’s England is an authoritative and gripping account that explores the real England of Austen’s time.

The Decisive Duel History • 352 pages

9780349123653 $16.99 PB • AUGUST PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB Royal: 9781408703069 HC: 9781408703052

David Isby looks at the clash between these two fighter planes, from pre-war development to decisive combat.

When translator Edgar Logan arrives from his home in Paris to work in Edinburgh, he anticipates a period of enlightenment and calm. But with a chance meeting with the philosopher Harry Sanderson and his captivating artist wife, Edgar’s meticulously circumscribed life is suddenly propelled into drama and crisis.

The Mirror Maker

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The Mirror Maker

Essay • 224 pages

9780349138664 $15.99 PB • AUGUST

Primo Levi

Twenty-five years of the best of Primo Levi’s essays or matters as diverse on The Holocaust and the Austrian Wine-as-antifreeze scandal.


Transferred from Sicily to Naples after a tangle with the Sicilian Mafia, Detective Inspector Giuseppe Lojacono feels that he’s marking time, waiting out an awkward scandal. But when the bloodied bodies of teenagers start appearing around the city, victims of a strange and sinister killer who police and locals take to calling The Crocodile, it soon becomes clear to Lojacono that the killings are more than simple Mafia hits, and that the narrow streets of Naples are more deadly than he’d dared imagine. Can he catch the killer in time and save the city’s children? The Crocodile is a dark, bloody story of murder and revenge that will grip and thrill you.

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A dark, bloody story of murder and revenge in modern-day Naples that will grip and thrill in equal measure

• A dark new crime thriller from Italy that’s perfect for fans of bestselling authors Michele Giuttari and Donato Carrisi. • Set in the atmospheric southern city of Naples. • Maurizio de Giovanni is a bestseller in Italy and is published in several other European countries.

The Crocodile

Maurizio de Giovanni Crime/Mystery • 272 pages

9780349138886 • $22.99 TPB Royal • JULY

May 1194. Finally released from captivity, Richard the Lionheart is in Normandy engaged in a bloody war to drive the French out of his continental patrimony. Using the brutal tactics of medieval warfare siege, savagery and scorched earth - the Lionheart is gradually pushing back the forces of King Philip of France. By his side in this epic struggle are Robert, Earl of Locksley, better known as the erstwhile outlaw Robin Hood, and Sir Alan Dale, his loyal friend, and a musician and warrior of great skill and renown. But while the battles rage and the bodies pile up, Robin seems only to be interested in making a profit from the devastation of war, while Alan is preoccupied with discovering the identity the man who ordered his father’s death ten years earlier . . .

Warlord

Angus Donald Fantasy • 512 pages

9780751544879 • $15.99 PB • AUGUST

• Combined sales of Outlaw and Holy Warrior are nearing 100,000 copies on Bookscan. • King’s Man has sold more than 5,000 copies in HC. • Established and extremely active online fan base clamouring for the next installment.

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My name is Piper Hadley and I went missing on the last Saturday of the summer holidays three years ago. When Piper and her friend Tash disappeared, there was a huge police search, but they were never found. Now Tash, reaching breaking point at the abuse their captor has inflicted on them, has escaped, promising to come back for Piper. Clinical psychologist Joe O’Loughlin and his stalwart companion, ex-cop Vincent Ruiz, force the police to re-open the case after Joe is called in to assess the possible killer of a couple in their own home and finds a connection to the missing girls. But they are racing against time to save Piper from someone with an evil, calculating and twisted mind . . .

• A breakout thriller for a hugely underrated author - everyone who discovers him is an instant fan. • This is a chilling tale of abducted girls with one of the girls telling her side of the story, but also a return of much-loved characters Joe O’Loughlin and Vincent Ruiz. • Attended IFOA (Toronto) and the Quebec Crime Writer’s Festival. • www.michaelrobotham.com

Praise for Michael Robotham:

Say You’re Sorry

‘Michael Robotham writes terrifying thrillers about ordinary people faced with evil. What’s remarkable is that, despite his scary subjects, his characters, even the cruel ones, are understandable, if not likeable. That’s absolutely the case with Bleed for Me, which blends murder, child abuse and racism into a sensational tale.’ - The Globe and Mail

Michael Robotham

Crime/Mystery • 496 pages

9780751547191 • $15.99 PB • august PREVIOUS EDITIONS: TPB Royal: 9781847445254 HC: 9781847445247

Also available: THE WRECKAGE • 9780751541106 • PB BLEED FOR ME • 9780751541090 • PB BOMBPROOF • 9780751542042 • PB THE SUSPECT • 9780751544176 • PB

1 July 1916 . . . There are a few seconds of peace as the guns on the Somme fall silent and larks soar, singing over the trenches. What follows is a day of utter catastrophe in which British casualties number nearly 60,000. A horror that would have been unimaginable in pre-war England, France and America becomes a day of reckoning for Frank, Benedict, Jean-Batiste and Harry.

ALSO AVAILABLE: THE STRANGE FATE OF KITTY EASTON 9781844086337 • PB THE STRANGE FATE OF KITTY EASTON 9781844086320 • TPB royal THE RETURN OF CAPTAIN JOHN EMMETT 9781844086092 • PB

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The First Of July Elizabeth Speller

Fiction • 480 pages

9781844087808 • $22.99 PB Demy • november 2013 9781844087792 • $32.99 HC Demy • november 2013

• The new novel from bestselling writer Elizabeth Speller, author of the Richard & Judy pick The Return of Captain John Emmett, is captivating and elegant, telling of the tragedies of war as lives cross, dreams are shattered and futures altered as the hours pass on one fateful day.


Our Spoons Came From Woolworths Barbara Comyns

Sophia is twenty-one years old, carries a newt - Great Warty - around in her pocket and marries, in haste, a young artist called Charles. Swept into bohemian London of the thirties, Sophia is ill-equipped to cope. Poverty, babies (however much loved) and her husband conspire to torment her. Hoping to add some spice to her life, Sophia takes up with the dismal, ageing art critic, Peregrine, and learns to repent her marriage - and her affair - at leisure.

Fiction • 224 pages

9780860683537 • $15.99 PB • AUGUST

• A quirky tale of girl made good in the bohemian north London of the thirties. ‘The characters seem to exist in a perpetual Mad Hatter’s tea-party.’ - KATE SAUNDERS

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Marry in haste, repent at leisure.

‘This is a marvellous writer.’ - GRAHAM GREENE

‘All of her books read as if she wrote them effortlessly.’ - URSULA HOLDEN

The Vet’s Daughter

Sisters By A River Barbara Comyns

Fiction • 208 pages

Sisters By A River

Barbara Comyns

9781844088379 $15.99 PB • AUGUST

The Vet’s Daughter Barbara Comyns

Barbara Comyns

On the banks of the River Avon, five sisters are born. Tragedy strikes the family, and before long the furniture is being auctioned off and the sisters dispersed among relatives. In her daring first novel, originally published in 1947, Barbara Comyns’ unique young heroine relates the vivid, funny and bittersweet story of a childhood.

Fiction • 208 pages

9781844088386 $15.99 PB • AUGUST

Growing up in Edwardian south London, Alice Rowlands longs for romance and excitement, for a release from a life that is dreary, restrictive and lonely. Her father, a vet, is harsh and domineering. Alice seeks refuge in memories and fantasies, in her rapturous longing for Nicholas, a handsome young sailor, and in the blossoming of what she perceives as her occult powers.

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Cast A Long Shadow

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Love, betrayal and literary endeavour set among the glittering intellectuals of 1930s London, Paris and Corfu Who was the woman who was with Lawrence Durrell during the most important years of his development as a writer? Here at last is Nancy’s story. Growing up in a dysfunctional family, she was the provincial schoolgirl who was transformed overnight into a young woman of haunting beauty. From the smoky pubs of 1930s Fitzrovia to the sexual mayhem of the Villa Seurat in Paris, and a remote village in pre-war Corfu, her story shines new light on an extraordinary group of people.

Incredible accounts from airmen and women who’ve been forced to bail out of their aircraft in combat. One veteran of World War II will never forget having to walk through a hostile German town at the point of a Nazi bayonet. An American B-17 navigator found his courage in the cell of an SS prison after his Flying Fortress broke up over Italian waters. A downed Wessex helicopter pilot struggled against the cold of the North Norwegian Sea in the middle of an Arctic winter. Their stories, and those of many other Goldfish Club members, are told in this book. All are different. All are utterly gripping. ALSO AVAILABLE: WE ARE SOLDIERS • 9780751543995 • PB 1215: THE YEAR OF MAGNA CARTA • 9780340824757 PB

Vanished Years Rupert Everett

Memoir • 272 pages

9780349000220 $32.99 HC • OCTOBER

A triumphant follow-up to the classic bestseller Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins - fascinating, witty and endlessly entertaining. Reviewers compared Everett to Evelyn Waugh, David Niven, Noel Coward and Lord Byron. But Rupert Everett is - of course - one of a kind.

Amateurs In Eden

The Story of a Bohemian Marriage: Nancy and Lawrence Durrell Joanna Hodgkin Biography • 352 pages

9781844087938 • $39.99 HC • december

• There is perennial interest in the Bloomsbury set and Amateurs in Eden shines a light on a hitherto unknown side of these fascinating characters.

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‘Frank and captivating . . . rich in charm and pathos . . . Hodgkin has done both Nancy and herself proud with this fresh portrait of a marriage we thought we knew, and of a woman we have never known well enough.’ - Sunday Times

The Goldfish Club Danny Danziger

Military History • 320 pages

9781847444677 • $34.99 HC • december

• The first book to shed light on an extraordinary brotherhood.

Praise for Danny Danziger: “Thoroughly enjoyable . . . a superb insight into life as it was lived a thousand years ago.’ - Independent “A series of deftly-turned vignettes of what it was like to live in England at the turn of the last millennium . . . a quirky and engaging book.’ - Sunday Telegraph

BabyCalm

A Guide for Calmer Babies and Happier Parents Sarah Ockwell-Smith Parenting • 272 pages

9780749958282 $24.99 TPB Royal • JANUARY

Babycalm™ (www.babycalm.co.uk) is an award-winning company running a unique blend of early parenting classes with one aim: to turn stressed-out new parents and crying babies into happier parents and calmer babies. This book shares their inspiring ethos and methods. 107


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Haven Of Obedience

Marina Anderson Erotica • 336 pages

9780751550511 $15.99 PB • AUGUST

If you’ve devoured Fifty Shades, you’re now ready to explore the Haven of Obedience . . .

The Discipline Marina Anderson

Erotica • 336 pages

9780751551013 $15.99 PB • NOVEMBER

Even an ocean can’t keep Carlos away from Chloe and she is equally desperate to again be in his dominating presence. Carlos’s new mission is to seduce Chloe and to teach her that submitting to his sexual desires will bring her untold pleasures. But is Chloe ready to become a slave to ‘the discipline’?

Forbidden Desires

Dark Secret

Erotica • 320 pages

9780751551006 $15.99 PB • NOVEMBER

Marina Anderson Erotica • 304 pages

Marina Anderson 9780751551020 $15.99 PB • NOVEMBER

Lewis is planning to make another of his hugely successful cinema verite films, using real life as his material. Knowing that Harriet finds Edmund attractive, he plans to explore her forbidden desires. However, Edmund has designs on Harriet, and Lewis’s plan goes awry as he finds himself competing to regain his bride . . .

The excitement lying in wait for Harriet is beyond even her wildest ambitions. Answering a job advertisement to assist a world-famous actress, Harriet finds herself plunged into an intense and secret world of sexual obsession . . .

house of decadence

Silken Bonds

Erotica • 320 pages

9780751550931 $15.99 PB • DECEMBER

Zara Devereux

Erotica • 336 pages

Marina Anderson 9780751551693 $15.99 PB • december

At twenty-three, Megan Stewart feels that there should be more to life than working in a library, so she answers an advert for a post in a country house - and discover what she has been missing.

When Tamzin hears about a very special hotel that caters for all tastes, she knows she must stay there. It is at Cheveral Court that Tamzin encounters Guy, a man like no other she’s ever met before. Will he be the one to take her to the edge? ALSO AVAILABLE: THE PUNISHMENT ROOM • 9780749954864 • PB

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The new novel from Irish bestseller Roisin Meaney In 1975, two women – Helen and Sarah – encounter each other in traumatic circumstances. Three years later, their paths cross again when Sarah contacts Helen to complain about a newspaper article that she has written, not realising that she and Helen have met. Over the following thirty years, their lives to continue to intersect. • A slightly new direction for the Top Five bestseller Roisin Meaney who has been charming readers with her gentle style of storytelling for years. The book has all the trademark Meaney characteristics with interweaving storylines and warm characters, but now it’s sprinkled with a little Roone island magic. • Roisin is a constant presence on the bestseller lists and taking her place among the top women writers of contemporary fiction. She continues to go from strength-to-strength with a wide and growing fan base. • Roisin Meaney’s writing is fresh and breezy - an effortless read that leaves you wanting more.

Helen and Sarah Roisin Meaney

• Heralded as the ‘new Maeve Binchy’.

Fiction • 464 pages

9781444743531 • $22.99 TPB Royal • JUNE

‘. . . A book to bring some sunshine into your life.’ - Woman’s Way ‘If you like Maeve Binchy, this will be a treat.’ - Stellar magazine

Praise for Roisin Meaney: ‘This is a feelgood book you won’t be able to put down.’ - Irish Independent Also available: ONE SUMMER • 9781444706819 • TPB Royal

‘This book is like chatting with a friend over a cup of tea - full of gossip and speculation, and all the things that make life interesting.’ - The Irish Mail on Sunday

‘. . . A warm, engaging read.’ - Woman’s Way ‘Meaney weaves wonderful, feelgood tales of a consistently high standard. And that standard rises with each book she writes.’ - Irish Examiner ‘Highly engaging and heartwarming . . . I truly adored the book and devoured it within a few short hours.’ - Melissa Hill ‘The plot will draw you in; and there is both laughter and tears along the way. Meaney is an accomplished storyteller.’ - Books Ireland ‘A heart-warming story . . . that readers are bound to devour.’ - Irish Independent

This summer on the island, anything is possible . . . On Roone, an island off the west coast of Ireland, stands a stone cottage by the edge of the sea. The locals are convinced that it brings luck to those who live there and Nell, its current owner, is certain there’s something to it. After all, it drew her back to the island from Dublin and it brought her Tim, her fiancé, whom she’s set to marry in a few short months. But Nell is forced to face some home truths about herself and answer one increasingly burning question. One thing’s for sure, it’s a summer on the island that nobody will ever forget.

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Fiction • 464 pages

9781444706826 • $15.99 pb • april previous format: TPB Royal • 9781444706819

• A Top 10 bestseller in trade paperback. • Meaney is carving a niche for herself in the crowded women’s fiction market. Real characters, scattered with charming denouements, it has the broad appeal of Marian Keyes and a very fresh voice.


Karl Henry - one of Ireland’s top personal trainers - has written a step-by-step, straightforward plan to help people achieve their goals: STEP 1: Motivation - turning the can’t into can. STEP 2: Diet & Nutrition - the delicious cornerstone of a new fitness regime. STEP 3: Time to get moving! The cardio-vascular programme. STEP 4: A fitter firmer you: It’s pert bums, flatter tums and bye bye bingo wings.

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A no-nonsense guide to addressing three problem areas which many would like to improve - the bum, the stomach and the upper arms.

From his vast experience working with hundreds of women, Karl has designed this tried-and-tested, practical and, most of all, achievable approach to take the fear out of fitness, and put the energy back into exercise!

• Fitness instructor to the stars, Karl has a weekly fitness column in the Daily Mail, and is a regular contributor to TV and radio on health matters. • This book has been tailored from his experience over 11 years of being a personal trainer to address head-on the target areas most often reqested by his clients. • Visit the author at www.karlhenry.ie

Bums, Tums and Bingo Wings Karl Henry

Health & Fitness • 256 pages

9781444743463 • $22.99 TPB Royal • APRIL

The Terrace

I’ve Got Cancer, What’s Your Excuse?

Fiction • 400 pages

9781444726091 $15.99 PB • may

Anne Gildea

Memoir • 288 pages

9781444743432 $24.99 TPB Royal • APRIL

A humorous memoir of a midlife crisis that gets taught manners, by a stage three cancer diagnosis.

Harvesting Hope

Maria Duffy

Previous Format: TPB Royal 9781444726084

Nestled in the heart of Dublin city, St Enda’s Terrace is like any other close-knit community: warm, colourful, looks after its own. But behind closed doors lie secrets . . . also available: ANY DREAM WILL DO • 9781444726060 • PB

Harvesting Hope Christy Kenneally & Linda Finnegan

Overcoming Your Fears and Taking Back Control in a Challenging World Christy Kenneally & Linda Finnegan Self-Help/Berevement 288 pages

9781444743593 $22.99 TPB Royal • MAY

Harvesting Hope shows us the ways we can take back control of how we feel in difficult situations, and begin the healing process. also available: SONS OF CAIN • 9781444726350 • TPB THE BETRAYED • 9780340961711 • PB THE REMNANT • 9780340897690 • PB TEARS OF GOD • 9780340961698 • PB SECOND SON • 9780340896204 • PB

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When ninety-year-old Lily Flynn checks herself into Lakelands Nursing Home, she leaves one instruction . . . . . . that her daughter Deirdre is to be given the diary Lily has kept faithfully throughout her life. In it, Lily hopes that Deirdre will finally find the answers she is looking for - the truth behind her father and mother’s relationship and why she must now, at the end, learn to forgive. • A generational, sweeping story about finding love in unexpected places and the importance of family. • Emotional and heart-warming story set between the 1950s and modern day Ireland. • Fantastic new look for this bestselling author. • Massive media and marketing campaign. • Online promotional social media and video campaign. • Follow Martina on Twitter: @martinareilly

Praise for Martina Reilly: ‘A heart-warming page turner . . . Martina is one of the best.’ - Irish Examiner ‘Compelling, heart-wrenching . . . will keep you riveted till the end.’ - Colette Caddle

‘A cracking read - warm, splutter-out-your tea funny, and unputdownable.’ - Sarah Webb ‘. . . Has all the elements of an excellent read: mystery, drama and romance.’ - Woman

What If?

‘. . . Clever, frank and funny.’ - Bella

Fiction • 352 pages

‘Martina has the wonderful knack of combining sensitivity for a serious subject with a big dose of humour.’ - Irish Independent

Martina Reilly 9781444725964 • $22.99 TPB Royal • APRIL

‘Reilly has a wonderful comic touch, both in the way she draws her characters and in her dialogue . . . a brilliant read.’ - U Magazine

Also available: EVEN BETTER THAN THE REAL THING • 9781444725940 • PB

Staring at Lakes

Where God Hides

A Memoir of Love, Melancholy and Magical Thinking Michael Harding

Liam Lawton

Spirituality • 256 pages

9781444743159 • $16.99 PB • JUNE

Memoir • 288 pages

9781444743494 •$24.99 TPB Royal • MAY

Michael Harding gives a brutally honest and beautifully written account of his journey through life, and his failed attempts to find meaning which brought about a long period of depression. But in the end, this is a love story, as Michael comes to realise that all things are sustained by love and this is where real meaning resides.

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In Where God Hides, Liam Lawton explores the path to understanding God’s presence, and poses the question of how we find spiritual consolation in challenging times. also available: THE HOPE PRAYER • 9780340976265 • PB


Nine months later Romy has a son and calls him Luke. If only she knew who the father was . . . Now that she’s facing some awkward questions, Romy realises she’ll have to come clean. But when her ex-boyfriend Kit returns from New York and seems happy to pretend to be Luke’s father, it seems like the answer to her prayers. But Kit has his own reasons for coming home and buying into the ready-made family . . . also available: GIRL IN A SPIN • 9781444705140 • PB THE DISENGAGEMENT RING • 9781444977347 • PB

Did you know that crows can recognise human faces? Or that the Mississippi alligator can stay underwater for 6 hours? A Neutron Walks Into A Bar... is a collection of facts, definitions, explanations, biographies and jokes guaranteed to quench a thirst for knowledge, discovery and humour that’s out of the ordinary. Neither a textbook nor a definitive guide to science, A Neutron Walks Into a Bar... is a fun way to learn new, interesting, fun and unusual things about the world we live in! All royalties in aid of Cystic Fibrosis research.

Frisky Business Clodagh Murphy

Fiction • 464 pages

9781444726244 • $15.99 PB • APRIL Previous format: TPB Royal • 978144472637

• A frothy, pacy read; total escapism. • Mixture of Jill Mansell and Jilly Cooper. ‘An entertaining tale of intrigue, romance and family ties set between Dublin, West Cork and Italy. Perfect escapism for the Heat-reading generation.’ - Irish Independent

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‘Fast-paced escapism which does what it promises - transports readers out of their daily lives.’ - Woman’s Way

A Neutron Walks Into a Bar... Random Facts about Our Universe and Everything in It Science140

Science • 240 pages

9781444743739 • $16.99 PB • may

• Science140 is a group of well-known Irish scientists including Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, Maria Delaney, Humphrey Jones and Paul O’Dwyer. • All proceeds will be donated to Cystic Fibrosis research. • Similar to Why Don’t Penguins’ Feet Freeze? and Does Anything Eat Wasps? • Fun, quirky fact book for Christmas.

A thrilling and sophisticated page-turning read Set in Ireland between 1970 and present day, The Ghost of You is a sweeping story of three generations of women bound by tangled ties of forbidden love and friendship, old secrets and heartbreak. As they each learn to face their past, they must find the courage to ask themselves what matters most, and discover the true meaning of love.

The Compromise Zoë Miller

Fiction • 448 pages

9781444743173 • $22.99 TPB Royal • may

• An engrossing, believable story with real characters readers will be able to identify with. • A hugely intriguing generational sweeping story full of forbidden love and secrets that will have you turning pages long into the night. ‘Zoe Miller’s done it again . . . a hot pageturner with a shiver of sensuality.’ - The Evening Herald

‘. . . Blends passion, drama, glamour and intrigue.’ - The Bookseller 113


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Teleport yourself to 1987 . . . It’s the spring of 1987 and with less than three months of high school to go, Stephen Shulevitz is feeling especially restless and bored with the small town in rural Nova Scotia where he’s spent most of his life. Stephen is a bright, socially awkward teenager who often thinks he’d rather be living in a Smiths song than on planet Earth. He has a complicated relationship with his parents - his father is an emotionally distant ex-hippy whose constant rejections are a continuing source of heartbreak and frustration, and his well-meaning mother seems to have a special talent for embarrassing him. But all this is nothing compared to the realisation that hits one night in front of the TV while drinking a couple of warm cans of Moosehead: he’s in love with his best friend Mark and has been for years.

• Set in Nova Scotia. • Follow Jane on Facebook. • A fantastic new literary talent. • For readers who loved When God Was A Rabbit, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake and Paper Towns. • A coming of age novel perfect for reading groups and book clubs.

Cinnamon Toast and the End of the World Janet Cameron

Fiction • 368 pages

9781444743968 • $22.99 TPB Royal • may

If your life was an Abba song, which one would it be? Right now, Maggie Corcoran is facing her own private Waterloo. On the day her cancer treatment begins, Maggie discovers that ABBA are reforming in Stockholm for one concert only, and suddenly she has a dream. She will bring together the Abbaholics fan club she formed as a teenager to travel to the show. But Maggie soon discovers that not everyone wants to go back in time . . . Also available: THE FORCED REDUNDANCY FILM CLUB 9781444742923 • PB

the day before you came Brian Finnegan

Fiction • 400 pages

9781444742947 • $22.99 TPB Royal • MAY

Praise for Brian Finnegan: ‘With his zeitgeist debut novel, Brian Finnegan - well-known media commentator and editor of GCN, Ireland’s gay magazine - brings us a warm, funny, touching, sexy, romantic, thoroughly enjoyable, brilliantly-plotted page-turner, whose faith in the redemptive power of our love offers a ray of sunshine for our gloomy times.’ - Adrienne Murphy, Hot Press

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Piper McKenzie is young, beautiful and rich, the darling of the Dublin social scene. Married to dashing music promoter Charlie White, successful in taking over the family business, and now a young mother, she seems to have it all. But when she learns of Charlie’s infidelities, her carefully constructed world of appearances starts to crumble, and she flees to Spain with their baby daughter to take refuge from the media glare. As she struggles to rebuild her world, her thoughts turn to Eduardo Delgado, a doctor she had a love affair with years earlier whilst on holidays there. But can a girl create a future on what-might-have-beens?

A gripping and astute thriller from Irish journalist Michael Clifford The fates of three different people - professional hit man Dara Burns, aspiring entrepreneur (and wannabe growhouse owner) Karen Rigby and failed businessman/house husband Kevin Wyman - are thrust together when Burns’ past comes back to haunt him, and suddenly it becomes clear that the growhouse business is an entre to a world of murder, vendettas and ganglands.

The Man of Her Dreams Kate McCabe

Fiction • 400 pages

9781444726299 • $22.99 TPB Royal • MAY

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Michael Clifford Thriller • 384 pages

9781444726145 • $22.99 TPB Royal • JUNE

• In the tradition of Elmore Leonard.

Also available: Ghost Town • 9781444726121 • PB

A searing suspense novel from an exciting new voice in crime fiction When the body of a missing schoolgirl is found buried in the Dublin Mountains, her hands clasped together in prayer, two red ribbons in her hair, the hunt for her killer reaches epic proportion. Then a second girl’s body is discovered 24 hours later. Desperate to find the murderer, police call in criminal psychologist Kate Pearson to get inside the mind of the serial killer before he strikes again.

Red Ribbons Louise Phillips

Crime/Mystery • 416 pages

9781444743036 • $15.99 PB • JUNE previous format: TPB Royal • 9781444743029

• For fans of Tana French and Sophie Hannah. • Author blogs regularly at www.louisephillips.com; blog has had almost 50,000 hits since it was set up 15 months ago.

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A sweeping escapist read Popular and well-respected, Captain Doug Burgess is always in control. But appearances can be deceiving, and, as the luxury cruise liner he mans makes its way through the Mediterranean, Captain Doug becomes increasingly distracted by problems at home. Meanwhile, the passengers - including a couple on honeymoon, a wealthy divorcee in search of a new husband and a recently-separated Dubliner - are all looking for an escape from their ordinary lives . . . but not everyone can sail away from their problems.

The Captain’s Table Muriel Bolger

Fiction • 448 pages

9781444743340 • $22.99 TPB Royal • JUNE

Praise for Muriel Bolger: ‘. . . An engaging piece of work from one of Ireland’s foremost travel writers.’ - Sunday Independent

‘ . . . A perfect, escapist beach read with a serious edge.’ - Irish Examiner

Also available: CONSEQUENCES • 9781444733020 • PB INTENTIONS • 9781444733044 • PB

Ireland’s leading football pundit looks back on more than fifty years. Giles examines developments from the postWar period to the present day, the great players who drove it forward, the visionary managers and their teams and the age-old question of what makes a player good and what makes one great. Also available: JOHN GILES: A FOOTBALL MAN • 9781444720952 • PB

Don’t neglect your soul! The Poor Clares look at ways we can incorporate prayer into our lives. They recognise that in today’s busy world, we can neglect our souls, focussing instead on the mind and body. Using their simple prayer ideas and meditations we can learn to speak to God in a direct way to bring Him into our everyday lives.

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The Great and the Good John Giles

Sports/Soccer • 320 pages

9781444743630 • $16.99 PB • JULY

• John Giles is one of the most respected and well liked sports personalities of all time. • John Giles: A Football Man was named Irish Sports Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards in 2010.

Calm The Soul

A Book of Simple Wisdom and Prayer Poor Clares, Galway New Age/Meditations • 256 pages

9781444743777 • $16.99 PB • JULY


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Judge Crowdy Lobbett has found evidence pointing to the identity of the criminal mastermind behind the deadly Simister gang. Luckily for Judge Lobbett, underneath his constant stream of nonsensical banter, Campion displays a diamond-sharp intelligence and a natural detective’s instinct . . .

In a masterpiece of storytelling, Margery Allingham sends her elegant and engaging detective Albert Campion into the eccentric Palinode household, where there have been two suspicious deaths. And, if poisoning were not enough, there are also anonymous letters, sudden violence - and a vanishing coffin.

Amateur detective Albert Campion must untangle a web of family resentments and discover the truth behind the disappearance of one of the Faraday cousins, vanished without a trace one Sunday morning after church, only to be found dead in a secluded stream.

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When Rickie Alleyn, son of the famed detective Roderick Alleyn, finds a dead stablehand, his father is called to take proceedings into hand. But as a darker side to island life emerges, one of illegal drugs and smuggling, Rickie goes missing. Will Ngaio Marsh’s stalwart detective be able to find his son in time?

Lord Pastern fired his revolver. The figure in the spotlight fell and the coup-de-theatre had become murder. Could Inspector Alleyn believe Pastern had let hatred of his future son-in-law go too far? Or would the tangle of jealousies and blackmail among the guests reveal another murderer?

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Billy Fidget’s family fortunes 14

Can’t Take My Eyes Off You 66

Curious Habits of Dr. Adams, The 27

100 Most Pointless Things in the World, The 28

Birth Of Venus, The 84

Captain’s Table, The 116

Curious Indian Cadaver, A 93

Birth Order 86

Carnival 3

Adam Robots 44

Black Bear 20

Cassie 105

Adventures of Sylvia Scarlett, The 3

Black Mausoleum, The 49

Cast A Long Shadow 106

Black Narcissus 96

Champions League Dreams 70

A

After Auschwitz 17 BLOOD BROTHERS 26 after Hitler 28 Blood Relation 2 Agent of Rome: The Far Shore 16 Agent of Rome: The Imperial Banner 16 AGENT OF THE STATE 22 ALL I WANT IS YOU 21 All Over the Town 31 Amateurs In Eden 89, 107 Another Kind of Country 67

Bloody Foreigners 98 Boat, The 9 Bob 6 Boot Camp, The 36 Bosworth 52 Boxer, Beetle 32 Brazil 39, 58

Antoinette 90

Breakfast with the Nikolides 96

Appetite 40

Brickfield, The 9

Art of the Loophole, The 20

Bricks and Mortality 75

Assassin 98 Atonement of Blood 70

Britty Britty Bang Bang: One Man’s Attempt to Understand His Country 78

Autobiography, The 54

Broke 5

Autumn Killing 31, 32

Broken Harbour 8

B BabyCalm 107 bad girl 100 Beating Chronic Fatigue 100 Beautiful Truth, The 18

Brothers In War 105 Bruno My Story 62, 79 Bums, Tums and Bingo Wings 111 Buttercup Fields, The 106 byrne Untitled 74

Chantal 90 Charm 47 Chatelaine, The 90 Cheap Day Return 31 Child Thief, The 51 Churchill and Empire 56

Dark and Broken heart, A 45 Dark Room 50 Daughters of the Mersey 68 day before you came, The 114

Clarissa’s England 26

Deadly Business 61

Clash of Empires: The Red Sea 57

Deadly Cambodian Crime Spree, A 93

Cocoa at Midnight 20

deal, The 115

Coincidence Authority, The 40

Death in Florence 23

Commando 87 Compromise, The 113 Condition Black 24 Cop To Corpse 87 cornish affair, A 46 Cornish House, The 46 Cottage by the Sea, A 101

Bedsit Disco Queen 98

Calmer, Easier, Happier Homework 15

Crossbones Yard 4

Calm The Soul 116

Crying Game, The 38

Better Together 68

dare 12

Deadline 63

Crocodile, The 103

Candle Man, The 49

Dandy Gilver and a Deadly Measure of Brimstone 16

Citadel 47, 58

C

Betrayal 29

Dandy Gilver and a Bothersome Number of Corpses 16

Dead And Buried 99

Bedlam 91

Beneath the Blue Sky 88

D

Cinnamon Toast and the End of the World 114

Come Home Charlie & Face Them 31

index

72 Hours 46

Decisive Duel, The 102 Delia’s Book of Cakes 4 Devil and the River, The 45 Didi Man, The 62 Disappearances, The 21 Disraeli 46 distant dream, A 66 Doctor, Doctor: Incredible True Tales From a GP’s Surgery 62 Don’t Want To Miss A Thing 67 Dorothea’s War 52 Dowland’s Mill 106

Cuckoo in the Nest 14

Dusk Watchman, The 41

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index

Dynasty, The 90

Fire After Dark 32

Gone in Seconds 54

How Mothers Love 102

E

First Men In The Moon, The 38

Grace and Mary 17

How to Eat Out 20

Great and the Good, The 116

I

Eagle and the Wolves 80 Eagle’s Prey 80 Eagle’s Prophecy 80 Eavesdropping on Jane Austen’s England 102

First Of July, The 104 Fishing Fleet, The 52 Flag of Freedom, The 62 Flesh and Blood 43

Educated Ape and Other Wonders of the World, The 57

flora and grace 46

Eloise 89

Freeze 36

Elves: Beyond the Mists of Katura 51

Friday Gospels, The 29

Empire of the Deep 56 Empire of the Moghul: The Serpent’s Tooth 72 Empire of the Saviours 34 Empty Space 42 Epiphanies of the Ordinary 4

Freelance Death 2

Extremist, The 22 Eye Contact 11

guest list, The 22

H

Ill-Made Knight, The 37 In Fields Where Daisies Grow 106

Half Forgotten Song, A 58

In One Pot 38

Hannah Fox 106

In The Company Of The Courtesan 84 In The Shadow Of The Sword 95

From Essex to Chelsea with Love 62

Harriet Said... 82

In the Woods 8

Full House 35

Harry’s Game 24

Invisible Man, The 38

Funny Peculiar 88

Harvesting Hope 111

I Remember You 19

Health Revolution For Men 89

Is It Just Me? 20

G Gaffer, The 69

Heart-shaped Bruise 79

Gallery of Vanished Husbands, The 26

Heart Whisperer, The 40

Gallow: The Crimson Shield 56 Gardens of Stone 7

Heavenly’s Child 50 Held Up 60 Helen and Sarah 110

F

Gateway of the Saviours 34

Herald of the Storm 78

Fabulous Baker Brothers: Baking For Britain, The 62

Ghosts of Athens, The 18

Heroes of the Skies 78

Faithful Place 8

Ginny Appleyard 106

Hidden Cottage, The 44

Falcons Of Montabard, The 97

Girl on the Stairs, The 18, 32

High Heels and Holiness 22

False Friends 20

Girl Who Fell From The Sky, The 85 Give Us This Day 31

Far Above Rubies 106 Glass Room, The 94 Fatal Rivarly, Flooden 1513 56

I Don’t Know Why She Bothers 56

Happy Days: Official Illustrated Autobiography 32

Family Scandal, A 87

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Great Train Robbery, The 36

Ides of April, The 5

Frisky Business 113

Exodus of the XANDIM 39 Extreme Frontiers 95

Great Northern Cookbook, The 26

God is an Englishman 31

Fate 25

God Tattoo, The 41

Fields Of Bright Clover 106

Gold Digger 86

Find Fenton 79

Goldfish Club, The 88, 107

Home for Good 4

It’s Not Rocket Science 102 It’s Up to You, New York 19 I’ve Got Cancer, What’s Your Excuse? 111

J Jack Glass 44 Jeffanory: Stories from Beyond Soccer Saturday 74 Just Like Proper Grown-Ups 22 JUST MY TYPO: FROM ‘SINNING WITH THE CHOIR’ TO ‘THE LARGE HARDON COLLIDER’ 23

Honest: my story so far 68

K

Honourable Man, An 99

Kate’s Farm Diary 70

Housemaid’s Daughter, The 60

Killing of Angels, A 4 Kingdom of Fools 20

House of Rumour, The 14 Kingfishers Catch Fire 96 House on an Irish Hillside, The 15 How Do We Fix This Mess? 15


Manner of Men, The 20

Labyrinth 58

Man of Her Dreams, The 115

Last Dance and Other Stories, The 79, 80

Maria and the Admiral 48

Last Dance at the Wrecker’s Ball 69 Last Ditch 118 Last Friends 101 Last of Days, The 77 Legion of Shadow, The 45 Lies You Told Me, The 70

Marlowe Papers, The 7

Maverick 1 50

Message of Hope from the Angels, A 30, 32

Old Filth 94

Likeness, The 8

Missing Shade Of Blue, The 102 Mollie On The Shore 106

LIST OF MY DESIRES, The 55

Monty 56

Little White Lies 51

Moontide 105 More Work For The Undertaker 118

Lord of Slaughter 52 Mosby Untitled 50 Motherland 28 Mother’s Journey, A 38

Lost Continent, The 14

Murder By The Book 100

lost, The 66

Mystery Mile 118

Love... From Both Sides 10 Love in the Afternoon and Other Delights 69

N National Service 100 Need, Respect, Trust 50

Love Letter, The 93

Neutron Walks Into a Bar... Random Facts about Our Universe and Everything in It, A 113

Love You Bye 98

Never Google Heartbreak 6

M

Next to Die 92

MAMA TINA 14 Manchester City Ruined My Life 74

O

O’Flanagan Untitled 68

Misfits 32

Lovebirds 4

Now For Then 4

Merchant Adventurers 54

Light 42

LOVE... AND SLEEPLESS NIGHTS 10

Nova Swing 42

Odd Man Out 2

Mirror Maker, The 102

lost abbot, The 100

Place of Blood and Bone, A 43

Memory of Lost Senses, The 64

Life, The 71

Lords Of The White Castle 97

Nothing Sacred 92

Obituary Writer, The 48

Miracle at Medinah 79

Lonely Desert, The 60

Pillow Book of the Flower Samurai, The 71

Master Georgie 94

Lifesaving for Beginners 12

Listen to the Nightingale 96

Night on the Orient Express, A 56

Night Music 20 Night of the Swarm, The 57

One 28 One Girl And Her Dogs 87 one summer 110 Only Way Was Essex, The 98 on the steel breeze 53 Open Book - My Autobiography, A 30 Origin 79 Orpheus Descent, The 28 Osama 15

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Place of Dead Kings, The 12 Playfair Cricket Annual 2013 69 Poison 47 POISON TIDE, The 16 Police At The Funeral 118 Poseidon’s Spear 37 Praetorian 80 Pray for the Dying 61 Prince William 15 Prisoner of Brenda, The 79 Proper Family Holiday, A 26 Protection 70

Q Queen’s Promise, The 66 Quiet Life, A 82 Quite Ugly One Morning 94

Other Child, The 41 our cheating hearts 102

R Red Nile 34

Our Spoons Came From Woolworths 105

Red Ribbons 115

Outsiders, The 24

Restful Mind, The 3

P

Return Man, The 21

paris winter, The 65

Ride a White Swan 27

Pathfinder 50

ROAD TO ROUEN 76

Patrick Leigh Fermor 30

Rock Creek Park 25

Peacock Emporium, The 28

Roger Daltrey 83

Perfect Strangers 76

Rules of Honour 7

Perfect Woman, A 9

RULES, The: WAY OF THE CYCLING DISCIPLE, THE 26

perry Untitled 76 Perseverance Street 105 PHARAOH 77

Running My Life - The Autobiography 26, 32 Rush of Blood 85 121


index

S

Spies In The Sky 88

Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass Volume 6, The 15

Spitalfields Life 26

Sacred Hearts 84 Saturday Kitchen’s Cooking Bible 48

spoils of conquest, The 62 Spring Madness of Mr Sermon, The 31

Savage Spring 11

Standing in Another Man’s Grave 53, 58

Say You’re Sorry 104

Staring at Lakes 112

Scarlett 90

state we’re in, The 63

Scarlet Thief, The 75

Steven Gerrard: My Liverpool Story 74, 79

Scarrow Untitled 73 Storming The Falklands 86 Sea and Summer, The 38 Strange Death of JFK, The 55 Sea on Our Skin, The 26 Sub 88 Secrets After Dark: Book Two in the After Dark series 32 Seven Elements That Are Shaping The World 50 Seventh Trumpet, The 70 Sex Myth, The 36 Shadow Collector, The 83 Shadows and Strongholds 97 Shakespeare’s Rebel 49

Summer Queen, The 97 sunkissed 92 Sunlight on the Mersey 66 Survivor 25 Swedish Girl, The 86 Sweet William 82 Swing, Brother, Swing 118 Sword and the Scimitar, The 73

Three Brides for Three Brothers 105

Valentina Graphic Novel 3 64

Three Little Words 13

Valentina on the edge 65

Thursday’s Children 96

Vanished Years 107

Tin Toys trilogy 95

Vanishing, The 52

To Be A Fine Lady 106

Vet’s Daughter, The 105

To Be Beloved 30

W

Too Few for Drums 31

Walking Home From Mongolia 30

Tooth Tattoo, The 87 Trader’s Dream, The 31

Walking with Sausage Dogs 30

Trader’s Gifts, The 29

Walk in the Park, A 79

Travellers’ Inn 106

War God 11

TRIGGER POINT 10

Warlord 103

Trinity Rising 54

Wasp Factory, The 94

Trundlers, The 98

Wayward Wife, The 14

Truth, The 39

Weaver’s Daughter, The 106

Tuffers’ alternative guide to the Ashes 76

Weekend With Claude, A 82 Week in Winter, A 35

Tuffers’ Cricket Tales 76 Whatever It Takes 63 Turin Shroud 99 What If? 112 Turning Forty 27 Turning Point, The 74

What It Means To Be Human 86

Shifting Price of Prey, The 46 Show, Don’t Tell 13

T

Tyrant: Destroyer of Cities 58

What’s Tha Up To Nah? 88

Talking to the Dead 48 Sisters By A River 105 tarnished 68 Sixty Minute Grandparent, The 15

Tarzan of the Apes & Other Tales: Centenary Edition 58

Skimming Stones 14 sleeper, The 75

Teleportation Accident, The 13, 32

Sleeping Policeman, The 2

Tell Me Who I Am 28

Some Kind of Fairy Tale 36

Terminus 6

Someone to Watch Over Me 19

Terrace, The 111

Son of the Morning 38 son, The 72 Spanish Armada, The 46

12 2

what lies within 72

U

When I Die 98

Unexpected Lessons in Love 29

When in Rome 54

unquiet grave, The 78

When The Devil Drives 91

Urban Rajah, The 70

Where God Hides 112

Urban Worrier 88

Wilderling, The 90

V

Winning Touch, The: My Autobiography 78

Valentina 80

Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Collectors’ Edition Calendar 2013 58

Valentina and the Magic Lantern 80

That Near-Death Thing 48

Valentina Graphic Novel 2 64

Wolfhound Century 43 Women at the ready 102 Worthless Men 5


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