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FICTION TITLES April 2013 FANTASY

9781451688993 DEADLY STING (Soft Cover) JENNIFER ESTEP SIMON AND SCHUSTER S$16.00 FAN Against her better judgment, Gin is coerced into attending a high society gala with the rest of Ashland's elite underworld. On display: the priceless art collection of her deceased nemesis, Mab Monroe, and an excess of crime boss swagger. While not comfortable in her fancy attire, Gin gets vastly more interested in the evening’s events when a group of thieves bursts in and tries to seize the valuable, dangerous gems. Facing a Die Hard-esque scenario in which she must free hostage partygoers while herself trapped in the museum, things get a little bit messy when the bloodshed begins. Let's just say that Gin should have chosen the red gown…

9780007464166 THE CAMPBELL ROAD GIRLS (Soft Cover) KAY BRELLEND HARPER UK S$16.50 GF Gritty and gripping saga set on one of London’s most notorious streets, from the author of The Street and Coronation Day. She’s a good girl – in a bad world… Lucy Keiver has come back from service in the country to London’s notorious Campbell Road. She’s there to care for her mum, the forthright and feisty Matilda, recovering after a savage attack almost left her for dead.

GENERAL FICTION

9780007500208 THE MADMAN'S DAUGHTER (Soft Cover) MEGAN SHEPHERD HARPER UK S$18.50 FAN

9781439197639 CITY OF THE DEAD (Soft Cover) DANIEL BLAKE SIMON AND SCHUSTER S$16.00 GF

9780007313334 THE KNOT (Soft Cover) JANE BORODALE HARPER UK S$21.00 GF

A dark, breathless, beautifullywritten gothic thriller of murder, madness and a mysterious island…

New Orleans homicide detective Selma Fawcett doesn’t hide her dislike of the FBI intruding on her turf . . . or her distrust of anyone not born in the Big Easy. But a second similar murder forces them to work together . . . or fail. Their suspects range from unscrupulous politicians in high places to a ruthless woman who claims to be the reincarnation of the long-dead voodooienne Marie Laveau. Both Selma and Franco are the outsiders now, journeying into the dangerous heart of darkness, a poisonous miasma of secrecy and corruption.

When Henry Lyte brings his young bride Frances home to his Somerset estate, he hopes she will share in his devotion to the garden – a refuge of fruit trees and flower beds, with a knot of herbs at its heart. Henry is a scholar, and his life’s work is his ‘herbal’ – a book of plants and their medicinal properties, intended for those who cannot afford physicians’ expensive cures.

9780007481347 THE SEA SISTERS (Soft Cover) LUCY CLARKE HARPER UK S$18.50 GF

9780062131812 THE NEW RULES FOR BLONDES (Soft Cover) SELENA COPPOCK HARPER US S$23.00 GF Writer, comedienne, and full-time Blonde, Selena Coppock offers up adventures, misadventures, and golden-hued nuggets of wisdom in a laugh-out-loud anthem for those of us who really do have more fun. . . .

London, 1894. Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself—working as a maid, attending church on Sundays, and trying not to think about the scandal that ruined her life. After all, no one ever proved the rumours about her father’s gruesome experiments. But when she learns her father is alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the accusations were true.

9781848271180 HEADSTONE (Soft Cover) KEN BRUEN TRANSWORLD S$19.00 GF Some people help the less fortunate. Others kill them. Evil has many guises. Jack Taylor has encountered most of them but nothing before has ever truly terrified him until a group called Headstone rears its ugly head. An elderly priest is viciously beaten until nearly dead. A special needs boy is brutally attacked. A series of seemingly random, insane, violent events even has the Guards shaken. Most would see a headstone as a marker of the dead…

Two sisters, one life-changing journey… There are some currents in the relationship between sisters that run so dark and so deep, it’s better for the people swimming on the surface never to know what’s beneath . . . Katie’s carefully structured world is shattered by the news that her headstrong younger sister, Mia, has been found dead in Bali – and the police claim it was suicide.

The modern blonde is savvy, wise, confident, capable, and not afraid to laugh at herself when the occasion calls for it. She knows who she is and is prepared to subvert all stereotypes (although she's not above wielding her golden tresses to her advantage), and knows how to be both classy and a little brassy.


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FICTION TITLES April 2013 GENERAL FICTION

9780007310326 HERETIC (Soft Cover) BERNARD CORNWELL HARPER UK S$18.50 GF The eagerly anticipated follow-up to the number one bestseller Vagabond, this is the third instalment in Bernard Cornwell's Grail Quest series. In 1347 the English capture Calais and the war with France is suspended by a truce. But for Thomas of Hookton, the hero of Harlequin and Vagabond, there is no end to the fighting. He is pursuing the grail, the most sacred of Christendom's relics, and is sent to his ancestral homeland, Gascony, to engineer a confrontation with his deadliest enemy, Guy Vexille.

9780552162401 THE BLEEDING LAND (Soft Cover) GILES KRISTIAN TRANSWORLD S$17.00 GF England 1642: a nation divided. England is at war with itself. King Charles and Parliament each gather soldiers to their banners. Across the land men prepare to fight for their religious and political ideals. Civil war has begun. A family ripped asunder. The Rivers are landed gentry, and tradition dictates that their allegiance is to the King. Sir Francis' loyalty to the crown and his desire to protect his family will test them all. As the men march to war, so the women are left to defend their home against a ruthless enemy.

9780007491261 THE ACCURSED KINGS (1): THE IRON KING (Soft Cover) MAURICE DRUON HARPER UK S$18.50 GF “Accursed! Accursed! You shall be accursed to the thirteenth generation!” The Iron King – Philip the Fair – is as cold and silent, as handsome and unblinking as a statue. He governs his realm with an iron hand, but he cannot rule his own family: his sons are weak and their wives adulterous; while his red-blooded daughter Isabella is unhappily married to an English king who prefers the company of men.

9780062076106 TWICE TEMPTED (Soft Cover) JEANIENE FROST HARPER US S$16.00 GF Dating the Prince of Darkness has its challenges . . . Leila's psychic abilities have been failing her, and now she isn't sure what the future holds. If that weren't enough, her lover Vlad has been acting distant. Though Leila is a mere mortal, she's also a modern woman who refuses to accept the cold shoulder treatment forever— especially from the darkly handsome vampire who still won't admit that he loves her . . .

9780552778268 THE SUMMER OF DEAD TOYS (Soft Cover) ANTONIO HILL TRANSWORLD S$19.00 GF "Evokes the master of Barcelona-set narrative, Carlos Ruiz Zafon". ("Independent"). When the death of a young witness in a case of human trafficking and voodoo provokes the normally calm Inspector Salgado to beat someone up, he is swiftly removed from the project. Instead, he is sent to investigate a teenager's fall to his death in one of Barcelona's uptown areas. As Salgado begins to uncover the inconvenient truths behind the city's most powerful families, two seemingly unsolvable cases are set to implode under the hot Barcelona sun.

9781451629309 ICE FIRE (Soft Cover) DAVID LYONS SIMON AND SCHUSTER S$16.00 GF

9780552161954 LIFETIME (Soft Cover) LIZA MARKLUND TRANSWORLD S$16.00 GF

9780345806697 LORE (MOVIE TIE-IN) (Soft Cover) RACHEL SEIFFERT RANDOM HOUSE S$25.00 GF

Cajun-born Jock Boucher has overcome modest beginnings to assume the prestigious position of U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana. One of his first cases on the bench involves a scientist who has been hiding in mortal fear for more than twenty years. The fugitive claims that another judge accepted bribes and helped a relentless global energy company steal his intellectual property: a way to recover energy from below the deep sea bed that could end America’s dependence on foreign oil.

The most famous police officer in Sweden, David Lindholm, is found murdered in his bed. His four-year-old son has vanished without a trace. His wife, Julia, is suspected of killing both of them, and is in clear need of psychiatric help. No one believes her when she says she is innocent. No one except for news reporter Annika Bengtzon. Her personal life in turmoil, she turns all her energies to her work, investigating the life of the murdered man. She soon discovers faults in David's apparently flawless personality.

Now a Major Motion Picture: in "Lore," Rachel Seiffert powerfully examines the legacy of World War II on ordinary Germans--both survivors of the war and the generations that succeeded them. It is spring of 1945, just weeks after the defeat of Germany. A teenage German girl named Lore has been left to fend for herself. Her parents have been arrested by the Allies, and she has four younger siblings to care for. Together, they set off on a harrowing journey to find their grandmother.


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FICTION TITLES April 2013 GENERAL FICTION

9781847562715 LEFTOVERS (Soft Cover) STELLA NEWMAN HARPER UK S$16.50 GF

9780007512096 TOUCH (Soft Cover) MARK SENNEN HARPER UK S$16.50 GF

A novel about friendship, hope and the power of pasta. Susie Rosen’s life is a mess. According to her best friend Rebecca, she needs to get over her ex, Jake. Move forward, start online dating – or at least stop being rude to every guy who tries to chat her up. According to a magazine, she’s a ‘Leftover’ – a post Bridget-Jones 30 something who has neither her dream job, nor a family of her own. She doesn’t even own 6 matching dinner plates.

Harry likes pretty things. He likes to look at them. Sometimes that isn't enough. He wants to get closer. Naughty Harry. DI Savage and her team in Plymouth are struggling with their investigation into a string of horrific attacks on young women. The victims are being drugged, abducted, assaulted and then abandoned with only a dull memory of what has happened. But when the mutilated body of one of these women is found on a beach, the case becomes a chilling murder inquiry. Stopping at just one victim will never be enough … not for this killer.

9780062248138 THE TIDES OF MEMORIES (Soft Cover) SIDNEY SHELDON HARPER US S$27.00 GF An addictive, edge-of-your-seat thriller filled with the hallmark elements that made New York Times bestselling author Sidney Sheldon—"the master of the storytelling game" (People)—an international legend: shocking twists, money, power, and betrayal involving an influential family and the beautiful and formidable woman at its center whose dark secrets can destroy them all.

9780007479092 THE DROWNING OF ARTHUR BRAXTON (Soft Cover) CAROLINE SMAILES HARPER UK S$18.50 GF An urban fairy tale from the acclaimed author of 99 Reasons Why. Urban magic, a sacred pagan pool, a dysfunctional bullied boy, a beautiful water nymph, sexual awakening and a very dark secret are just some of the ingredients of this adult fairy tale in which Arthur Braxton finds a mystical world below a derelict swimming baths.

ROMANCE

9781451679236 THE TITANIC SECRET (Soft Cover) JACK STEEL SIMON AND SCHUSTER S$16.00 GF A covert operation with catastrophic consequences collides with fate in this inventive novel of conspiracy, subterfuge, and murder unfurling against a factual, tragic, and heart-stopping moment in history.April 1912: Shortly after midnight in Berlin, mere yards from the British Embassy, an English spy is shot after a clandestine meeting with a German government official. He utters three cryptic words, then dies. It's an ambush as calculated and cold-blooded as the scheme it helps set in motion.

9780857500939 THE LAST CAESAR (Soft Cover) HENRY VENMORE-ROWLAND TRANSWORLD S$17.00 GF AD 68. The tyrant emperor Nero has no son and no heir. Suddenly there's the very real possibility that Rome might become a republic once more. But the ambitions of a few are about to bring corruption, chaos and untold bloodshed to the many. Among them is a hero of the campaign against Boudicca, Aulus Caecina Severus. Caught up in a conspiracy to overthrow Caesar's dynasty, he commits treason, raises a rebellion, faces torture and intrigue - all supposedly for the good of Rome.

9781451684322 RELENTLESS (Soft Cover) CHERRY ADAIR SIMON AND SCHUSTER S$16.00 ROM

9780062019264 THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES (Soft Cover) VICTORIA ALEXANDER HARPER US S$16.00 ROM

The find of the century will be lost unless Isis McGee and Connor Thorne unravel the truth behind an ancient Egyptian secret. Isis McGee believes her father, once a world-renowned archeologist, when he claims to have found the Egyptian tomb that’s been his life’s work. However, between August McGee’s crumbled reputation and painful descent into Alzheimer’s, Isis needs help re-finding the tomb before the valley where it’s located is flooded for a much-needed dam.

When con artist and actress Ophelia Kendrake and her sister visit the town of Dead End, she is mistaken for the Countess of Bridgewater, and sees an opportunity to fleece the community. But she’s stopped in her tracks when she meets Tyler, Dead End’s handsome mayor. Tyler’s ambition is to buy a ranch and find a wife, until he spies Ophelia. As he becomes acquainted with the charming actress he falls in love—but there’s the question of trust.


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FICTION TITLES April 2013 ROMANCE

9780061905889 STOLEN CHARMS (Soft Cover) ADELE ASHWORTH HARPER US S$16.00 ROM Bored with stuffy balls and pompous suitors, Miss Natalie Haislett longs for romance and adventure—and dreams of wedding England's most notorious thief, the Black Knight. To this end, she approaches the renowned rakehell Jonathan Drake, reputed to be a friend of Natalie's would-be lover, and begs him for an introduction . . . unaware that the outlaw she so desires is as close to her as a kiss.

9781451655926 REBEL (Soft Cover) KRISTINA DOUGLAS SIMON AND SCHUSTER S$16.00 ROM

9780446540100 BY STARLIGHT (Soft Cover) DOROTHY GARLOCK HACHETTE BOOK GROUP S$16.00 ROM

A rebel angel who lives outside the world of the Fallen, Cain makes his own rules. Now he’s returned to make trouble, and he sets his sights on the unreliably psychic Martha. She has no interest in getting romantically involved with Cain, especially when she can tell he has ulterior motives. But when a mysterious figure tries to kill Martha, she and Cain must work together to uncover the villain. The heat between Martha and Cain grows undeniable, even as chaos and disaster threaten the very existence of the Fallen.

Colton, Montana, 1931. Struggling through the Great Depression, Maddy Aldridge agrees to run an illegal speakeasy in order to save her family's mercantile store. Keeping her dangerous new business partner at arm's length is no easy task, but her bravery faces its biggest test when Jack Rucker unexpectedly comes home. He left town seven years ago, breaking his promise-and her heart-when he didn't return so they could get married and start a family. Now Jack is willing to do anything to earn her forgiveness . . . anything except

9780062064639 KISS OF TEMPTATION (Soft Cover) SANDRA HILL HARPER US S$13.00 ROM Ivak Sigurdsson is dead . . . well, sort of. Guilty of the sin of lust, he's been given an unusual penance: spend eternity as a Viking vampire angel, or vangel, fighting Lucipires, Satan's vampire demons on earth. Now sequestered in Angola Prison as a "spiritual advisor," Ivak is finding all these centuries of celibacy depressing, to say the least. But then, along comes southern belle Gabrielle Sonnier. Is she a reward for his good deeds, or a temptation sent to rattle his lustsome brain?

SCIENCE FICTION

Cover art to come 9781476709246 FAR HARBOR (Soft Cover) JOaNN ROSS SIMON AND SCHUSTER S$16.00 ROM After her seemingly idyllic marriage turns out to be a pretty illusion, Savannah Townsend returns to her hometown of Coldwater Cove, Washington. Determined to live life on her own terms, she takes on the task of restoring the local Far Harbor lighthouse and making it the cozy inn she had always dreamed of. But she hasn’t anticipated opposition from the lighthouse’s owner, her grandmother’s disturbing memory losses, or the problems of an emotionally wounded teenage girl.

9780007478903 THE ZODIAC PLANET GALAXY: A STORY COLLECTION (Soft Cover) BRIAN ALDISS HARPER UK S$23.00 SF Finally, all the Zodiac Planets stories and novellas in one volume. A collection all the short stories and novellas that make up the Zodiac Planets series. Spanning over 40 years these include The Supertoys Trilogy, the first of which was filmed by Steven Spielberg as the movie A.I. Also features a brand new novella, Mission to the Planets of the Zodiac which has never been seen befor

9780007482160 DRACULA UNBOUND (Soft Cover) BRIAN ALDISS HARPER UK S$23.00 SF

9780007482184 FRAKENSTEIN UNBOUND (Soft Cover) BRIAN ALDISS HARPER UK S$23.00 SF

When Bram Stoker was writing his famous novel, Dracula, at the end of the 19th century he received a visitor named Joe Bodenland. While the real Count Dracula came from the distant past, Joe arrived from Stoker’s future – on a desperate mission to save humanity from the undead.

When Joe Bodenland is suddenly transported back in time to the year 1816, his first reaction is of eager curiosity rather than distress. Certainly the Switzerland in which he finds himself, with its charming country inns, breathtaking landscapes and gentle, unmechanised pace of life, is infinitely preferable to the America of 2020 where the games of politicians threaten total annihilation. But after meeting the brooding young Victor Frankenstein, Joe realises that this world is more complex than the one he left behind.


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GRAPHIC NOVEL

9780007482191 MOREAU'S OTHER ISLAND (Soft Cover) BRIAN ALDISS HARPER UK S$23.00 SF

9781476702834 STAR TREK: THE WEIGHT OF WORLDS (Soft Cover) GREG COX SIMON AND SCHUSTER S$16.00 SF

He stands very tall, long prosthetic limbs glistening in the harsh sun, withered body swaying, carbine and whip clasped in artificial hands. Manbeasts cower on the sand as he brandishes his gun in the air.

An original novel set in the universe of Star Trek: The Original Series!

He is Dr Moreau, ruler of the fabulous, grotesque island, where humans are as brutes and brutes as humans, where the future of the entire human race is being reprogrammed. The place of untold horrors. The place of the New Man.

9780785183785 MVL: IRON MAN: EXTREMIS (Soft Cover) WARREN ELLIS MARVEL S$22.00 GRP It's the beginning of a new era for Iron Man! Renowned scribe Warren Ellis joins forces with acclaimed illustrator Adi Granov to redefine the armored Avenger's world for the 21st century - a landscape of terrifying new technologies that threaten to overwhelm a fragile mankind! What is Extremis, who has unleashed it, and what does its emergence portend for the world?

Kirk, Spock, and Sulu must protect the remote Federation colony of Ephrata from the dreaded Coven—beings from another galaxy who are seeking starships much like the Enterprise to spread from world to world, opening gateways between dimensions to eventually conquer the entire Federation.

9780785160496 MVL: INVINCIBLE IRON MAN VOLUME 10: LONG WAY DOWN (Soft Cover) MATT FRACTION MARVEL S$25.00 GRP He quit being sober. He quit being an Avenger. Will he really quit being Iron Man? Tony Stark's life is spiraling out of control - or so it seems. As his deadly chess match against the Mandarin reaches its fateful crescendo, will Tony's inscrutable strategy result in a hard-fought victory or utter defeat? And if Iron Man is truly no more, what of Pepper, Rhodey and the Stark Resilient team? With revamped rogues from Iron Man's past on the loose - and the murderous Spymaster finally making his move - all their lives are at stake, and one will be a horrible casualty in Stark's war against Hammer Industries.

9780785164678 MVL: WOLVERINE: COVENANT (Soft Cover) CULLEN BUNN MARVEL S$30.00 GRP Martial arts, super science, and sorcery! How is Wolverine connected to the secret society known as the Covenant? As Wolverine battles the Murderous Lion in a no-holds barred Kung-Fu throwdown, Melita uncovers the Covenant's secrets. Who is the Dreaming Maiden - and why does the mysterious Covenant want her dead? Wolverine teams with monster-hunter Elsa Bloodstone, and discovers the Floating Castle...but with the Covenant hot on their trail, can Wolverine keep the Deaming Maiden alive? Meanwhile, Melita makes a discovery that will change Wolverine - and her - forever!

9780785160762 MVL: CAPTAIN AMERICA BY ED BRUBAKER - VOL 3 (Soft Cover) MARK ED BRUBAKER MARVEL S$30.00 GRP A new Scourge on the hunt! They entered the Witness Protection Program in the hopes of leading new lives. Now, their pasts are catching up with them. As the body count rises, Captain America must contend with a vicious new killer wearing the demonic visage of his old enemy. For Cap, the only thing tougher than taking down the new Scourge will be learning his identity! Plus: a classic Cap tale featuring the villainy of the Power Broker!

9780785149347 MVL: DARK TOWER:THE GUNSLINGER:THE BATTLE OF TULL (Soft Cover) ROBIN FURTH MARVEL S$30.00 GRP In a saloon in the town of Tull, the last gunslinger is approached by a bizarre figure that has a message for him. The message is terrifying. What's worse, it is delivered by a dead man named Nort whose corpse was animated to serve this very purpose. And that's only the beginning of the horrors awaiting the gunslinger in this strange place deep within Mid-World as Roland Deschain continues his quest for the Man in Black that has become his obsession.

9780785164616 MVL:X-MEN BY BRIAN WOOD VOL 2:RECKLESS ABANDONMENT (Soft Cover) BRIAN WOOD MARVEL S$30.00 GRP Brian Wood's X-Men saga continues! When Storm's field agents are kidnapped and a weapon of the XMen's making goes missing, the X-Men must make a choice...the destruction of a life, or the survival of a weapon. Then, Storm's leadership is called into question in the aftermath of the "Mutant Scare." Will there be a new team member? And what side are they really on? The Storm-Cyclops divide widens as the team starts to unravel, and Colossus has his own agenda. Will he leave the team to pursue it? Plus: Domino has always been lucky...or maybe the people around her are just unlucky. It's Domino vs. the X-Men!


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