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A Nearly Normal Family


M. T. Edvardsson

Ruth A Nearly Normal Family is the gripping psychological thriller about a mother, a father and their daughter who is accused of murder. How far would you go to protect your family? Every murder case starts with a suspect. What if the suspect is your daughter? Would you believe her, or the evidence against her? THE FATHER Believes his daughter has been framed. THE MOTHER Believes she is hiding something. THE DAUGHTER Believes they have no idea what she’s truly capable of . . . There are three sides to the story. And the truth will shatter this family to pieces.

‘A deceptive and riveting novel’ Karin Slaughter ‘A brilliant thriller . . . This is crime fiction at its best’ Linda Fairstein A layered, intelligent novel that will force any parent to consider exactly how far they would go to protect their child’ Fiona Cummins, author of The Neighbour ‘A canny, intensely suspenseful legal thriller’ Scott Turow, author of Testimony ‘An absolutely fantastic read’ Jo Spain, author of The Confession ‘Effortlessly brilliant’ Sandie Jones, author of The Other Woman

M. T. Edvardsson is a writer and teacher from Trelleborg, Sweden. He is the author of three previous novels and two books for young readers. Edvardsson lives with his family in Löddeköpinge, Sweden.

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For the Love of Liverpool Ruth Hamilton


A moving and emotional final novel from bestselling author Ruth Hamilton. Kate Owen is a woman fleeing from the past. Leaving a rewarding job in London, she’s uprooted her life and given away her daughter to keep them both safe. Damaged from a traumatic event that broke her family apart, she attempts to find peace in the city she now calls home: Liverpool. It’s there she meets the seemingly eligible Alex Price, who offers her a glimpse of a happy future she thought could never exist. But there are those in London who can never forget what she did and, worse, believe she holds the key to the unfinished business she left behind in the capital. They intend to track her down by whatever means necessary and until they’re gone she will never find peace and be reunited with her daughter.


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‘A compelling read that you will not want to put down’ Daily Echo on Mersey View

Growing closer to Alex, the layers of their lives are peeled away and Kate realizes he is also hurting from painful memories and might well be as damaged as her. Will they ever find happiness together in Liverpool? Or will the past forever haunt them?

Ruth Hamilton was the bestselling author of numerous novels including Mulligan’s Yard, The Reading Room, Mersey View, That Liverpool Girl, Lights of Liverpool, A Liverpool Song and Meet Me at the Pier Head. She became one of the most popular writers of the north-west of England. She was born in Bolton, which is the setting for many of her novels, and spent most of her life in Lancashire. She also lived in Liverpool for many years, before passing away in 2016.

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The Spanish Promise


Karen Swan

Mela A gripping page-turner full of intrigue, romance and escapism, set in the cobbled streets of Madrid and sun-soaked Andalucia from Sunday Times bestselling author Karen Swan. The next sizzling summer novel from bestselling author Karen Swan, set in the vibrant streets of Madrid, for fans of Victoria Hislop and Santa Montefiore. One of Spain’s richest men is dying. But as he prepares his estate, his family is shocked to discover he is making plans to give away his wealth to a young woman they have never even heard of. Who is she and what hold does she have over him? Charlotte Fairfax is asked to travel to the troubled family’s home in Spain to get to the bottom of the mysterious bequest. It’s the week before her wedding but she is confident she has time – there’s only one reason an older man leaves his money to a beautiful woman, isn’t there?

‘The perfect summer read’ Hello! ‘Smart plots, brilliant characters and juicy romance’ Heat ‘A stunning journey’ Sunday Express ‘A charming, well-crafted tale of love, loss and reinvention’ Marie Claire ‘Deliciously glamorous, irresistibly romantic!’ Hello!

But in Madrid, things don’t go to plan when the woman denies knowing anything about the gift. Is she lying? Looking for clues, Charlott

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The Thunder Girls Melanie Blake

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A blockbuster novel based on the upcoming play The Thunder Girls, due for national tour in 2019, about a girl band attempting to reunite thirty years after their original split. Levelled at a Calendar Girls, Jackie Collins, nostalgia-based audience.

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Back in the Eighties, the Thunder Girls were the biggest girl band on the planet, but behind the scenes friendship was at breaking point. Drugs, betrayal and shocking secrets were about to rip this band apart on one of the biggest nights of their career. Years later, the lead singer needs the band back together, but why? And can old wounds be healed?

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Young Offender


Michael Maisey

Davi From shy, abused child to one of London’s most wanted teenage armed robbers, this is the extraordinary story of one man’s fight to leave his criminal past behind. Michael Maisey grew up during the late nineties on the Ivy Bridge Estate in Isleworth, west London. Abandoned by his father and abused by his uncle, scared and wanting to feel as though he belonged, he fell in with a local gang. He started drinking, taking drugs and shoplifting. By the time he was fifteen he was an armed robber. When a poorly planned raid on his local corner shop went wrong, he was sent to the infamous Feltham Young Offenders Institution.

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Michael’s first stint in Feltham left him hardened. Assigned to the Quail Wing, home to the institute’s most violent and dangerous offenders, he soon established his place in the system. Over the next five years, Michael became one of London’s most wanted armed robbers. In and out of prison, he was accused of drug dealing, assault and even attempted murder. Totally dependent on drugs and alcohol, he was subjected to a controversial detox programme which ended in a failed suicide attempt. At rock bottom, he began attending AA meetings. But a drug deal gone wrong left him with an ultimatum – change or die. Could he leave his criminal past behind? Young Offender is a powerful story of redemption by a man who found the strength to turn his life around and – with no qualifications – become a successful businessman and loving father.

Michael Maisey was born and raised in Isleworth and became one of London’s most prolific young lawbreakers. He spent most of his teenage years in Feltham Young Offenders Institution after a raid on his local corner shop went wrong. Twenty years after the armed robbery that changed his life, he is now sober, the proud father of two daughters and owner of an estate-agency business. As well as being an aspiring actor, he dedicates his spare time to mentoring young offenders and addicts and was recently honoured by the London Borough of Hounslow for his services to the community. 11/07/2019 • £8.99 • 9781529005479 • Non-Fiction • Paperback B Format • 320pp • Rights: World


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One Good Deed David Baldacci


Murder and family secrets, a touch of romance and revenge – with the twist of all twists - make up the ingredients of One Good Deed, a gripping page-turner for all those who love mystery, crime, Raymond Chandler and Agatha Christie, from one of the world’s favourite thriller writers, David Baldacci.

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It is 1949 and handsome, young ex-soldier Aloysius Archer arrives in Poca City, Oklahoma. On parole following a stint in prison back east when he was convicted of a crime he didn’t commit, Archer is looking for a fresh start and a peaceful life after his wartime experiences in Italy. However, he soon understands that there’s a lot more going on in this town than he’d bargained for as he meets some very colourful, extemely intriguing and often dangerous residents living above and below the law. All seem to have deeply buried secrets which he must uncover if he’s to avoid going back behind bars.

David Baldacci is one of the world’s bestselling and favourite thriller writers. With over 130 million copies in print, his books are published in over 80 territories and 45 languages, and have been adapted for both feature film and television. He has established links to government sources, giving his books added authenticity. David is also the co-founder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation®, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across the US. Trust him to take you to the action.

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The Runaway Daughter


A Tru Joanna Rees

Beez The first novel in A Stitch in Time, a dazzling historical trilogy from bestselling author Joanna Rees. For fans of Lucinda Riley and Penny Vincenzi. It’s 1926 and Anna Darton is on the run from a terrible crime she was forced into committing. Alone and scared in London, salvation comes in the form of Nancy, a sassy American dancer at the notorious nightclub, the Zip. Re-inventing herself as Vita Casey, Anna becomes part of the line-up and is thrown into a hedonistic world of dancing, parties, flapper girls and fashion. When she meets the dashing Archie Fenwick, Vita buries her guilty conscience and she believes him when he says he will love her no matter what. But unbeknown to Vita, her secret past is fast catching up with her, and when the people closest to her start getting hurt, she is forced to confront her past or risk losing everything she holds dear.

‘This is a big-hearted book that leaves you walking on sunshine’ Brighton and Hove Independent on The Girl from Lace Island ‘An epic page-turner. It takes you to the height of opulence and the depths of despair, and shows that growing into a life of privilege doesn’t by any means guarantee happiness. Joanna Rees combines some very hard subject matters with wonderful love stories, spectacular locations and an incredible cast of characters’ on A Twist of Fate

Joanna Rees, aka Josie Lloyd and Jo Rees, is a bestselling writer of numerous novels, including rom-coms, blockbusters and big-hearted adventures such as The Tides of Change and A Twist of Fate. With over twenty years’ writing experience, Joanna regularly teaches creative writing in schools and libraries and she also contributes regularly to online station Radio Gorgeous. Based in Brighton, Joanna is married to the author Emlyn Rees, with whom she has three daughters. They have co-written several novels, including the Sunday Times number one bestseller Come Together, which was translated into over twenty languages and made into a film. They have written several bestselling parodies of their favourite children’s books, including We’re Going on a Bar Hunt and The Teenager Who Came to Tea, as well as ’Twas the Fight Before Christmas and Shabby: The Jolly Good British Guide to Stress-free Living.

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Her Father’s Daughter A True Story of Secrets, Betrayal and Redemption Beezy Marsh By the internationally bestselling author Beezy Marsh comes a powerful sequel to All My Mother’s Secrets. When Annie married Harry, she believed she’d found her happy ever after. He was a kind, steady man who loved her. But as they start their new life together in 1939, war clouds are gathering and London is about to suffer from the Blitz. Harry is an air-raid warden, and the terrible sights he witnesses bring back traumatic memories from the First World War. Suddenly Annie is coping, not just with the hardships of war and two little children, but with a husband who seems like a stranger. Kitty had always been so protective of her little brother Harry, ever since he was a boy. Hiding the truth about their father from the world had been the only way to survive. But when she discovers Harry too has a shocking secret, she is torn. Meanwhile Annie wonders why Harry refuses to discuss his life before their marriage and why she has never met his sister Kitty in Newcastle. Will the truth ever come to light? Her Father’s Daughter is a moving and poignant true story about the unbreakable bonds of family, and the power of love to heal the worst wounds.

Beezy Marsh is an award-winning journalist who has spent more than twenty years making the headlines in newspapers including the Daily Mail and the Sunday Times. Her first novel, Mr Make Believe, was published by Ipso Books in April 2017. Her biography Mad Frank and Sons has been optioned for a film by Bill Kenwright Productions Ltd while Keeping My Sisters’ Secrets was an international bestseller, reaching number one in Canada and spending eight weeks in the Sunday Times chart in the UK. Beezy is married, with two young sons, and lives in Oxfordshire with a never-ending pile of laundry. She also writes a blog called Life-Love-Laundry.

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Psychedelic Apes


From parallel universes to mushroom gods: the weirdest theories of science and history Alex Boese

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A collection of the weirdest and wackiest theories from science and history by bestselling author of Elephants on Acid, Alex Boese. What if we’re living inside a black hole? What if we’ve already found extraterrestrial life? What if the dinosaurs died in a nuclear war? What if Jesus Christ was actually a mushroom? In Psychedelic Apes, bestselling author Alex Boese will delve into the curious scientific subculture of weird theories. Thoroughly bizarre and contrary to the established norm, these ideas are often vehemently rejected by the intellectual community. From the creation of the universe to the evolution of humans, the birth of civilization right through to our more recent past, Psychedelic Apes explores some of the craziest ideas from science and history and shows that, sometimes, even the weirdest theories may be proved true . . . ‘Eye-popping’ Daily Mail on Electrified Sheep ‘Very well researched and engaging . . . this will likely be enjoyed equally by science buffs and casual aficionados of the curious. One of the finest science/ history bathroom books of all time’ Kirkus Reviews on Elephants on Acid

Alex Boese holds a master’s degree in the history of science from the University of California, San Diego. He is the bestselling author of Elephants on Acid, Electrified Sheep and Hippo Eats Dwarf as well as being the creator and curator of the online Museum of Hoaxes (at He is also a daily contributor to He lives near San Diego.

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Forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod travels to the Isle of Skye to heal old wounds in the fourteenth novel in Lin Anderson’s forensic crime series. Traumatized by her last case, Rhona returns to her roots on the Isle of Skye to recuperate. A chance encounter with border collie Blaze in the woods behind ACE Target Sports leads her to what is undoubtedly a crime scene, but without a victim. Could this be linked to a group of army medics fresh back from Afghanistan, who were gameplaying there, and can no longer be located on the island?

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‘The best Scottish crime series since Rebus’ Daily Record ‘The bleak landscape is beautifully described, giving this popular series a new lease of life’ Sunday Times ‘Hugely imaginative and exciting’ James Grieve, Emeritus Professor of Forensic Pathology ‘Lin Anderson is one of Scotland’s national treasures – don’t be fooled by comparisons, her writing is unique, bringing warmth and depth to even the seediest parts of Glasgow. Lin’s Rhona MacLeod is a complex and compelling heroine who just gets better with every outing’ Stuart MacBride ‘Shades of The Wicker Man, with a touch of Agatha Christie. Superb’ Daily Mail

Lin Anderson is a Scottish author and screenwriter known for her bestselling crime series featuring forensic scientist Dr Rhona MacLeod. Four of her novels have been longlisted for the Scottish Crime Book of the Year, with Follow the Dead being a 2018 finalist. Her short film River Child won both a Scottish BAFTA for Best Fiction and the Celtic Film Festival’s Best Drama Award and has now been viewed more than one million times on YouTube. Lin is also the co-founder of the international crime writing festival Bloody Scotland, which takes place annually in Stirling.

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True Colours


Kristin Hannah

Bria A novel about jealousy, passion, forgiveness and sisterhood, from the New York Times number one bestselling author of The Nightingale. The Grey sisters have always looked after one another. Growing up on a sprawling ranch with an emotionally distant father, they had nowhere else to turn after their mother died. Winona, the oldest, craves her father’s approval. Happier reading a book than riding a horse, she knows she isn’t the daughter he wanted – but she’s determined to prove her worth. Aurora is the peacemaker, trying to keep everyone happy whilst hiding her own feelings. Vivi Ann, the youngest, is the star of the family. Beautiful and spirited, everything comes easily to her – until a stranger comes to town.

‘As Hannah explores the deep, emotional connection between sisters, she creates a beautiful and captivating story of love and rivalry, family and community, that readers will happily devour’ Booklist ‘[Hannah] really knows what women – her characters and her audience – want’ Publishers Weekly

When Vivi Ann makes a fateful decision to follow her heart, everything changes. Suddenly the sisters are pitted against each other. Loyalties are tested, secrets revealed – and then a terrible crime threatens to tear their whole community apart. Compelling and provocative, True Colours by Kristin Hannah is an unforgettable novel about jealousy, betrayal, passion and forgiveness – and what it means to be a family.

Kristin Hannah is a New York Times bestselling author. She is a lawyer turned writer and is the mother of one son. She and her husband live in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle, and Hawaii. Her first novel published in the UK, Night Road, was one of eight books selected for the UK’s 2011 TV Book Club Summer Read.

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Blood of an Exile Brian Naslund Bershad is sentenced to kill dragons until he meets an early grave. Then the king offers him a mission that could buy him redemption . . . but it makes dragon-slaying seem simple.



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Sentenced to death. Impossible to kill. Bershad was supposed to die. He tried to assassinate a fellow noble, so was given a harsh sentence – a command to slay dragons so his death might serve the kingdom. But for some reason he’s never lost a fight, and is now the most successful dragon-slayer in history. Yet as a doomed man, Bershad is still shunned by both his peers and his countrymen. But that could all change. The king who sentenced Bershad has just given him an out. Kill a foreign king and walk free forever. However, Bershad couldn’t care less about the fates of kingdoms, until he discovers he could save an innocent child in the process. And he might also save the life of every creature in Terra. Blood of an Exile is the spectacular, actionpacked fantasy debut by Brian Naslund.

Brian Naslund had a brief stint in the New York publishing world but quickly defected to tech in Denver where he does internet marketing. His debut novel is Blood of an Exile.

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The Barcelona Way


How to Create a High-Performance Culture Prof. Damian Hughes

Mich What we can learn from the most successful football club on the planet about building a winning culture in any working environment. FC Barcelona is one of the most victorious clubs in the world. In The Barcelona Way, Professor Damian Hughes draws on exclusive access to FCB and his own experience within sport and organizational psychology to show how the DNA of a winning team can be successfully applied to any working environment, with dramatic results. At the heart of FCB’s winning culture are five principles that govern how they deal with people and the care and attention given to the environment in which those people are nurtured. These five principles for unprecedented success are: Big Picture; Arc of Change; Repetition; Cultural Architects and Authentic Leadership. These principles are not only behind FCB’s unique success, but are the key to tackling critical issues faced by the modern corporate environment.

‘A powerful book on the important principles of creating a high-performing culture’ Eddie Jones, England Rugby Union Head Coach ‘Barcelona FC is famed for its winning culture. Damian’s book unravels what that means and gives us pointers to adopt such a philosophy in our daily lives. A winning read’ Guillem Balagué ‘Does culture create competitive advantage? Case closed in this compelling analysis of sporting success. Read it’ James Kerr, author of Legacy ‘Damian’s book describes for everyone the importance of not just any culture but certain types of culture, consistently applied, in driving sustainable performance. In these disruptive times, building a wining culture has never been more important nor Damian’s book more valuable’ John Amaechi, OBE

From the shop floor to the board room, the dressing room to the pitch, these universal principles of success are equally relevant to any organization and the key to developing your own winning culture.

Professor Damian Hughes combines his practical and academic background within sport, organization and change psychology to work as a trusted adviser to business, education and sporting elite, specializing in the creation of high-performance cultures.

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The Daughter Michelle Frances There’s nothing a mother wouldn’t do for her child . . . The Daughter is the next thrilling story from the number one bestselling author of The Girlfriend.

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Getting pregnant as a teenager was never part of Kate’s plan, but when it happens she is determined to do right by her daughter, showing her the love she never had as a child. Life as a single mother is hard, sometimes impossible, but it only brings Kate and Becky closer together. By the time Becky is making her own way in the world as a tenacious trainee journalist, Kate couldn’t be prouder.

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Is it possible that this cruel twist of fate wasn’t an accident? ‘Fans of BBC drama The Replacement will lap up this taut and suspenseful tale’ Heat ‘I was blown away. The Girlfriend is the most marvellous psychological thriller . . . I couldn’t put it down and kept sneaking upstairs to read another few pages . . . Michelle Frances is a writer we’re going to hear a great deal about. Please read this genuinely exciting novel’ Jilly Cooper ‘Impressively compelling debut; the tension positively oozes from the pages . . . Keeps the reader on a knife-edge throughout’ The Press Association ‘Brilliantly twisty, a sharp, sinister and addictive read’ Sunday Mirror

The Daughter is a gripping, powerful story of a mother’s courage and devotion.

Michelle Frances has worked in television drama as a producer and script editor for fifteen years, both for the independent sector and the BBC. The Daughter is her third novel, following The Girlfriend and The Temp.

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Dead Guilty


Michelle Davies

Kels Dead Guilty by Michelle Davies is the captivating fourth novel in the critically acclaimed Maggie Neville series, following False Witness. Katy Pope was seventeen when she was brutally murdered on a family holiday in Majorca. Despite her mother’s high rank in the Met and the joint major investigation between the British and Spanish police, Katy’s killer was never caught. Ten years later, Katy’s family return to the Spanish island to launch a fresh appeal for information, taking with them the now skeletal team of investigating Met detectives, and newly seconded Maggie as the family liaison officer. But Maggie’s first international investigation quickly goes from being more than just a press conference when another British girl there on holiday goes missing, and Katy’s killer announces that it’s time for an encore . . .

‘Gripping, thought-provoking and expertly plotted – a cracking read’ Katerina Diamond, author of The Teacher ‘I read it in one sitting’ Erin Kelly, author of He Said/She Said ‘Davies never lets the pace falter’ Daily Mail

Michelle Davies has been writing professionally for twenty years as a journalist on magazines, including on the production desk at ELLE, and as Features Editor of Heat. Her last staff position before going freelance was Editor-at-Large at Grazia magazine and she currently writes for a number of women’s magazines and newspaper supplements. She lives in London and juggles writing crime fiction with her freelance journalism and motherhood. Dead Guilty is the fourth novel featuring DC Maggie Neville, following Gone Astray, Wrong Place and False Witness.

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A family determined to keep their secrets, and one young woman who may end up exposing them all. A pitch-perfect debut psychological suspense thriller, perfect for fans of Jane Harper, Gillian Flynn, Megan Abbott and Attica Locke.

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While she’s working a dead-end job, a chance meeting with Philip Martin, son of a prominent US Senator, leads Finn to a position as nanny for Amabel, his precocious four-yearold daughter. Quickly seduced into the Martins’ privileged world, Finn can almost believe she belongs there, almost forget the dark past that haunts her.

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‘With hairpin twists and immense psychological acuity, Kelsey Rae Dimberg’s Girl in the Rearview Mirror is as seductive as the glamorous, privileged family at its centre – and as cunning. An exciting, intoxicating debut, it will hold you until its startling final pages’ Megan Abbott, bestselling author of Give Me Your Hand

Then, in the stifling heat of a desert summer as the Senator’s re-election looms, a strange woman begins to follow Finn, claiming a connection to Philip and threatening to expose the family to scandal. As Finn tries to protect Amabel, and shield the Martins, she’s inadvertently drawn deeper and deeper into their buried secrets. The family trusts Finn, for now, but it will only take one mistake for everything she holds dear – the Martins’ world, her new life – to fall apart . . .

Kelsey Rae Dimberg received an MFA from the University of San Francisco and studied at Barrett Honors College of Arizona State University, where she was editor-in-chief of the literary magazine Lux, and received the Swarthout Award in Fiction. Girl in the Rearview Mirror is her first novel. Born in Seattle, Kelsey has lived in eight states, and currently resides in Milwaukee.

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The Age of Football


The Global Game in the Twenty-First Century David Goldblatt

Jack The Age of Football is the epic exploration of society, politics, and economics in the twentyfirst century through the prism of football, by the critically acclaimed author of The Ball is Round, David Goldblatt. Football is the beautiful game. It has become the dominant sport on the planet; watched, played, talked about, and obsessed over by billions. From the grass roots of Africa and India, to the corruption of FIFA, the rise of China to the cauldron of Russia 2018, football is the common denominator that reaches across all social, political, and economic spheres. To understand the twenty-first century, its essence but also its future, we need to understand what football and its place in our lives means. From watching kids play in the heart of Africa to surveying the catastrophe of the Maracanã stadium, stripped of every copper wire as well as its legacy, The Age of Football cuts across the inequities of economic globalization, the tumultuous impact of the rise of the global south, the dismal state of global governance and the rise of new, truly transnational, social movements. This is the definitive story of the present and future of the best game in the world. Drawing comparisons with Adam Tooze’s Crashed, and Edward Gibbon’s The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, The Age of Football provides a radical but eye-opening guide to the new geography of globalization and the making and meaning of global football. With its eyes firmly on the realm of power and money that uses football for its own ends, it never loses sight of the simple game and its complex beauties that captivates the world.

In 2006 David Goldblatt published The Ball is Round: A Global History of Football (Viking Penguin/Riverhead), now considered the definitive history of the world game. In 2014 he published two national studies, Futebol Nation: The Footballing History of Brazil and The Game of Our Lives: The Making and Meaning of English Football (both Penguin/Nation Books), the latter going on to win the 2015 William Hill Sports Book of the Year award. In 2016 he published The Games: A Global History of the Olympics (Macmillan/Norton). 22/08/2019 • £25.00 • 9781509854240 • Non-Fiction • Hardback Royal • 800pp • Rights: World 22/08/2019 • £14.99 • 9781509854264 • Non-Fiction • Trade Paperback Royal • 800pp • Rights: World


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Blood in the Water Jack Flynn Blood in the Water is a gripping Boston-set legal thriller from a master storyteller.

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Blood in the Water is set in Boston in the gritty world of mob bosses, con artists and gangs, where allegiances are formed with law enforcement and criminals just as easily as they are broken.

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Homeland Security agent, Kit Steel, is committed to avenge terrorism. And she’s after the blood of her nemesis, one of the world’s most ruthless and dangerous criminals, Vincente Carpio. He has the blood of her husband and young son on his hands, and Kit is unwavering in her determination to see him kept behind bars forever. Clever, calculating, and manipulative, Carpio has aid and influence on the outside, and he’s waiting for the perfect moment when the final pieces of the jigsaw fall into place.

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‘One of the best thrillers I’ve read in a long time, reminiscent of John Grisham, but, I think, better and with a stronger, more sympathetic cast of characters . . . A truly absorbing pageturner’ Richard & Judy Book Club review of Next of Kin ‘A born storyteller, a master of quirky character and detail who enthrals through the simple, but elusive expedient of never seeming to write a dull sentence’ Daily Telegraph on Next of Kin ‘A knock-out; Grisham with passion, even a touch of the great Michael Connelly thrown in . . . It crackles from the first page to the last and never lets up for a second’ Daily Mail on Innocence

Harbour Union chief, Cormack McConnell, has lived his life close to the wire above and below the law, and he controls everything that happens on Boston’s waterfront. Someone wants him out of the way, fast. After he narrowly survives a brutal attack on his bar, The Mariner, complications arise when Cormack believes he’s been betrayed by one of his crew – a young man, Buddy Cavanaugh, who he’s shocked to discover is the love of his precious nineteen-year-old daughter, Diamond. Everyone has a game to play until it becomes apparent that there are much darker, far-reaching forces of evil at work which look to be preparing for the international stage. What follows is a gripping race against time, a rollercoaster actionpacked story with international terrorism at its core and family at its heart.

Jack Flynn is a trial lawyer who spends a portion of his time working pro bono on behalf of wrongly convicted individuals. He finds time to write his novels on his daily commute by boat across Boston Harbour. He lives with his wife and family in the city.

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The Dark Side


Danielle Steel

Ann The Dark Side is a gripping story about a mother’s love and obsession, from the international number one bestseller. The Dark Side is a powerful and unsettling novel of loss, motherhood and the innocence of childhood from the world’s favourite storyteller, Danielle Steel. Zoe Morgan was just ten years old when her life changed forever. Her sister, Rose, died of a rare illness, her parents turned into people she didn’t know, and Zoe’s lonely childhood drove her to excel in her studies. As a graduate of Yale, Zoe takes a leave of absence from medical school to work in a shelter for abused children in New York, where she meets well-known child advocacy attorney, Austin Roberts. Austin is bowled over by her beauty, brains and talent. He is her first love and the man she marries. Austin and Zoe have a perfect life and, after the birth of their longed-for daughter Jaime, Zoe knows that the aching void she had lived through for twenty-four years is finally complete. But it is only then that the true impact of Rose’s death all those years ago affects their lives in a way that nobody could ever have imagined.

Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with nearly a billion copies of her novels sold. Her international bestsellers include The Duchess, The Right Time and Fairytale. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina’s life and death; A Gift of Hope, a memoir of her work with the homeless; and the children’s books Pretty Minnie in Paris and Pretty Minnie in Hollywood. Danielle divides her time between Paris and her home in northern California.

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The Long Call Ann Cleeves

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Sunday Times bestselling author of the Shetland and Vera Stanhope series, Ann Cleeves returns with the first in a brand new series set in North Devon and featuring Detective Matthew Venn. In this rural idyll, where two rivers meet, crime is always there waiting to rise from the water.

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The first in a brand new series from Sunday Times bestseller Ann Cleeves.

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North Devon – where the rivers Taw and Torridge run to the sea – is an idyllic holiday spot for so many. Ice-cream, sun, surf, it’s all there for the taking. But when the holidaymakers leave, what is left? For the locals, life is hard when the tourists, and their money, go. Rural poverty abounds and seasonal workers find themselves out of work, desperate to make ends meet. Addicts and offenders arrive, keen to pick the spoils of what remains, but where dissension starts, inevitably crime takes hold.

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One man knows all of North Devon’s secrets. He grew up there, a member of the Devon Brethren until he was cast out by his family for something he could never, and would never, change; the the right to love who he chose. Now he has a husband and a life he loves. Together they live on the water towards Lundy Island and he is a detective, with a team and a mission to keep Devon safe for those who will come again, and again. Meet Matthew Venn. A man destined to be as loved and respected as Ann Cleeves’ previous creations, Vera Stanhope and Jimmy Perez.

Ann Cleeves is the author of over thirty critically acclaimed novels, and in 2017 was awarded the highest accolade in crime writing, the CWA Diamond Dagger. She is the creator of popular detectives Vera Stanhope and Jimmy Perez who can now be found on television in ITV’s Vera and BBC One’s Shetland. The TV series and the books they are based on have become international sensations. 05/09/2019 • £16.99 • 9781509889563 • Fiction • Hardback Royal • 400pp • Rights: WEL Excluding US 05/09/2019 • £13.99 • 9781509889570 • Fiction • Trade Paperback Royal • 400pp • Rights: WEL Excluding US


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The Nightjar


Deborah Hewitt

Jeffr A magical adventure set in an alternative London infused with Finnish mythology – perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman and Philip Pullman. Alice Wyndham has been plagued by visions of birds her whole life, and only her best friend Jen understands her terror. So when an accident leaves Jen in a coma, Alice is devastated. Then the mysterious Crowley reveals that Alice is an aviarist: capable of seeing nightjars, magical birds that guard human souls. And Jen’s nightjar has already flown to Death’s aviary, the Black Menagerie. Unless Jen and her soul bird can be reunited, she won’t recover – and only Alice can save her. With Crowley’s help, Alice travels to the Rookery, a hidden city within the London she knows. Here, surrounded by others with unique powers, she begins to hone her own newfound talents. However, she’s being hunted by a faction intent on annihilating magic users. And is Crowley really working with her, or against her? Alice must risk everything she holds dear to save her best friend – and uncover the strange truth about herself. Exciting and immersive, this will take the reader on a journey involving betrayal, twisted loyalties, magic and the powerful ties of friendship.

Deborah lives in the UK, somewhere south of Glasgow and north of London. She’s the proud owner of two brilliant boys and one very elderly dog. When she’s not writing, she can be found watching her boys play football in a muddy field, or teaching in her classroom. Occasionally she cooks. Her family wishes she wouldn’t. The Nightjar is her first book.

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Nothing Ventured Jeffrey Archer

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Nothing Ventured is the incredible and thrilling novel by the master storyteller and bestselling author of The Clifton Chronicles and Kane and Abel.

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This is not a detective story, this is a story about the making of a detective . . . William Warwick has always wanted to be a detective, and decides, much to his father’s dismay, that rather than become a barrister like his father, Sir Julian Warwick QC, and his sister Grace, he will join London’s Metropolitan Police Force.

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After graduating from university, William begins a career that will define his life: from his early months on the beat under the watchful eye of his first mentor, Constable Fred Yates, to his first high-stakes case as a fledgling detective in Scotland Yard’s arts and antiquities squad. Investigating the theft of a priceless Rembrandt painting from the Fitzmolean Museum, he meets Beth Rainsford, a research assistant at the gallery who he falls hopelessly in love with, even as Beth guards a secret of her own that she’s terrified will come to light. While William follows the trail of the missing masterpiece, he comes up against suave art collector Miles Faulkner and his brilliant lawyer, Booth Watson QC, who are willing to bend the law to breaking point to stay one step ahead of William. Meanwhile, Miles Faulkner’s wife, Christina, befriends William, but whose side is she really on? Nothing Ventured heralds the start of a brand new series in the style of Jeffrey Archer’s number one Sunday Times bestselling The Clifton Chronicles: telling the story of the life of William Warwick.

Jeffrey Archer, whose novels and short stories include The Clifton Chronicles, Kane and Abel and Cat O’ Nine Tales, has topped the bestseller lists around the world, with sales of over 275 million copies. He is the only author ever to have been a number one bestseller in fiction, short stories and non-fiction (The Prison Diaries). A member of the House of Lords for over a quarter of a century, the author is married to Dame Mary Archer, and they have two sons, two grandsons and a granddaughter. 05/09/2019 • £20.00 • 9781509851287 • Fiction • Hardback Royal • 400pp • Rights: WEL 05/09/2019 • £13.99 • 9781509851294 • Fiction • Trade Paperback Royal • 400pp • Rights: WEL


Cristiano and Leo




Jimmy Burns The definitive account of the world-shaping rivalry between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi and their ongoing competition to be the greatest football player of all time. Ask any football fan who’s better – Ronaldo or Messi – and they’ll have an opinion. Football is a team game. It’s virtually unheard of to have the focused one-on-one rivalries that dominate individual sports. But for the best part of the last decade football has seen a personal rivalry unlike any before: Cristiano and Leo. This is their definitive story, from children kicking a ball halfway around the world from each other to their eradefining rivalry. One the preening adonis: a precise physical machine who blows teams away with his pace and power. The other a shuffling genius: able to do things with a football that appear other-worldly. Their differences seem to tap into something fundamental about football and, indeed, life. ‘A thoroughly researched dual biography by the great Jimmy Burns’ Simon Kuper, author of The Football Men ‘I am eating up this book. The verve with which Burns writes about the power politics and rich supporting characters like Florentino and Ferguson makes it a captivating read’ Richard Fitzpatrick, author of El Clásico: Barcelona v Real Madrid, Football’s Greatest Rivalry

Between them they have scored over a thousand goals, won the Ballon d’Or ten times and redefined modern football. For the past eight seasons they have shared the accolade of best footballer in the world and arguments rage over which one deserves the title of greatest player of all time. Cristiano and Leo by journalist and author Jimmy Burns is the essential book to understand the defining players of a generation.

Jimmy Burns is an award-winning journalist and author who wrote the internationally acclaimed Hand of God: A Biography of Diego Maradona.

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The Fifth Column Andrew Gross


A thrilling novel about the only man who can stop Nazi sympathizers from rising up and plunging New York, America and the world into darkness, from Andrew Gross, the bestselling author of The One Man and The Spy.


– and A Man in Trouble February 1939 and Europe is on the brink of war. Charles Mossman is in a bar in Hell’s Kitchen, New York, reeling from the loss of his job and his failing marriage, whilst outside thousands of Nazi sympathizers are attending a hate-spewing rally. As he confronts one, Charles makes a horrendous mistake with deadly consequences.

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A City of Secrets Two years later, Charles is released from prison and tries to reunite with his family. The US has kept out of the war for now but the pressure in the city is rising as those sympathetic to the Nazi cause lay the foundations for what lies ahead.

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The Enemy Within As he tries to make amends with his wife and daughter, Charles starts to understand that surrounding them are forces that will use any means necessary to bring about the downfall of his nation. And when his daughter is befriended by a seemingly amiable Swiss couple, it brings to the surface his fears of a ‘Fifth Column’ of embedded German spies in their new neighbourhood. All Charles wants is to redeem himself as a husband and father, but sometimes a man must do questionable things to stand up for his family and what he believes, even sacrificing his life to do so . . .

ho phy of Before writing his own bestselling thrillers, Andrew Gross coauthored five novels with James Patterson. His first novel, The Blue Zone, was an instant international bestseller. He currently lives in New York with his wife, Lynn, and their three children.

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The Miner’s Wife


Diane Allen

Seth Set in the Yorkshire Dales, The Miner’s Wife is a sweeping family drama following a young woman who falls in love with a man who is not everything he seems . . . Seventeen-year-old Meg Oversby often dreams of a more exciting life than the dull existence she faces at her family’s farm deep in the Yorkshire Dales. Growing up, she’s always sensed her father’s disappointment at not having a son to help with the farm work. So when Meg dances all night at the local market hall with Sam Alderson, a lead miner from Swaledale, a new light enters her life. Sam and his brother Jack show Meg a side to life she didn’t know existed. But when her parents find out, she’s forbidden from ever seeing them again.

‘If you are a lover of historical sagas and the sweep of the northern hills and their romance, then this novel is definitely for you’ Historical Novel Society ‘An enthralling tale packed with emotion, drama and the harsh realities of life in nineteenth-century northern England’ Lancashire Post

Although where there is love, there is often a way. When Meg’s uncle offers her the chance to help run the small village shop, she leaps at the opportunity, seeing it as a way to escape the oppressive family farm and see more of her beloved Sam. But as love blossoms, a darker truth emerges and Meg realizes that Sam may not be the man she thought he was . . .

Diane Allen was born in Leeds, but raised at her family’s farm deep in the Yorkshire Dales. After working as a glass engraver, raising a family and looking after an ill father, she found her true niche in life, joining a large-print publishing firm in 1990. She is the author of Daughter of the Dales and The Windfell Family Secrets, and now concentrates on her writing full time. She has recently been made Honorary Vice President of the Romantic Novelists’ Association. Diane and her husband Ronnie live in Long Preston, in the Yorkshire Dales, and have two children and four beautiful grandchildren.

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The gripping sequel to Seth Dickinson’s extraordinary, Machiavellian fantasy of power and empire – The Traitor. ‘Makes Game of Thrones look like Jackanory’ Independent

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The traitor Baru Cormorant is now the cryptarch Agonist – a secret lord of the corrupt empire she’s vowed to destroy. But to gain the power to shatter this Empire of Masks, she’s had to betray everyone she loved.

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She’s now hunted by a mutinous admiral and haunted by the wound which has split her mind in two. But Baru is still leading her dearest foes on an expedition, to gain the secret of immortality. It’s her best and perhaps only chance to trigger a war – one that would consume the Masquerade. But Baru’s heart is broken, and she fears she can no longer tell justice from revenge . . . or her own desires from the will of the man who remade her. ‘A tale of intelligence and wonder, set in a believable, detailed world that is populated with rich characters. From the first page I was sucked into a world of captivating intrigue and Machiavellian politics’ John Gwynne on The Traitor ‘Smart. Brutal. Gut-wrenching. You’ll be captivated from the very first page. Dickinson is a sly, masterful writer who pulls no punches. Get ready to have your heart ripped out through your throat. Highly recommended’ Kameron Hurley on The Traitor ‘In a field where too many writers simply retell the same old stories, Dickinson’s originality and ambition are to be applauded’ Guardian on The Traitor

The Monster is a breathtaking geopolitical epic fantasy (published as The Monster Baru Cormorant in the US).

 Seth Dickinson’s short fiction has appeared in various publications including Analog, Asimov’s, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, Strange Horizons and Beneath Ceaseless Skies. He is an instructor at the Alpha Workshop for Young Writers, winner of the 2011 Dell Magazines Award, and a lapsed student of social neuroscience. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. The Traitor was shortlisted for the 2016 David Gemmell Morningstar Award for Best Debut.

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Louis Theroux

MAT A funny, insightful memoir by much-loved documentary maker Louis Theroux, taking us on a weird and wonderful journey through two decades of groundbreaking television. In 1994 fledgling journalist Louis Theroux was given a oneoff gig on Michael Moore’s TV Nation, presenting a segment on apocalyptic religious sects. Gawky, socially awkward and totally unqualified, his first reaction to this exciting opportunity was panic. But he’d always been drawn to offbeat characters, so maybe his enthusiasm would carry the day. Or, you know, maybe it wouldn’t . . . In his autobiography, Louis takes the reader on a joyous journey through his life and unexpectedly successful career. Nervously accepting the BBC’s offer of his own series, he went on to create an award-winning documentary style that has seen him immersed in worlds as diverse as racist US militias and secretive pro-wrestlers, the violent gangs of Johannesburg and extreme drinkers in London. Arguably his biggest challenge was corralling celebrities in his When Louis Met series, with Jimmy Savile proving most elusive. Blindsided when the revelations about Savile came to light, Louis was to reflect again on the nature of evil he had spent decades uncovering. Filled with wry observation, larger-than-life characters, and self-deprecating humour, this is Louis at his insightful and honest best.

 Louis Theroux is an award-winning journalist and documentary film-maker whose programmes are shown all over the world. In twenty years of working, he has spent time with inmates at San Quentin prison and Miami Jail; gambled with high-rollers at a Las Vegas mega-casino; stalked game with trophy hunters on South Africa’s wild animal farms, and spent time getting to know dementia patients and their families in Phoenix, Arizona. His feature-length documentary My Scientology Movie was released in 2016 and his television documentary series Dark States aired in 2017.

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Match Annual 2020 MATCH The number one annual for football fans everywhere! From the makers of the UK’s best football magazine! Year in, year out, MATCH remains the bestselling football annual and is top of Christmas wishlists for footy fans everywhere. Inside the Match Annual 2020, you can build your Ultimate Player, check out the wonderkids who’ll rip up 2020 and find out everything you need to know about Messi, Ronaldo, Kane, Salah, Mbappé, Lewandowski, Cavani, Icardi and Sessegnon. Plus, it’s packed with football world records, legendary Prem No.10s, epic fashion fails, brain-busting quizzes, FIFA’s best team ever, bonkers pics, footy stars emojis, cool cartoons and loads more! Don’t miss it!

 MATCH is the best football magazine in the UK – it’s packed with big stars, red-hot gear, transfer gossip, FIFA tips, epic stats, massive interviews, awesome previews, tough quizzes and loads more every week. It’s the magazine all football stars want to be in, and all football fans want to read.

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The Secret of Cold Hill


Peter James

Giles A spine-tingling ghost story by the number one bestselling author Peter James. Cold Hill House has been demolished to make way for a new housing estate. Luxury living at its best with high specification gadgets all thrown in – part-exchange available for the right buyers. The first two families move in, and as soon as they do, the unearthly residents of Cold Hill begin to make themselves known. Nobody who moves into Cold Hill reaches their fortieth birthday, and the old couple that have just arrived . . . let’s just say their days are numbered.

 Peter James is a UK number one bestselling author, best known for writing crime and thriller novels, and the creator of the much-loved Detective Superintendent Roy Grace. Globally, his books have been translated into thirty-seven languages.

‘Impeccable . . ’ Sunday Times on The House on Cold Hill ‘James is a compelling storyteller and he ratchets up the tension in increments, so that his readers will be suitably terrified. By the time you want to scream “Look behind you!” it’s already too late’ ‘Halloween Chillers’, Daily Mail on The House on Cold Hill

Synonymous with plot-twisting page-turners, Peter has garnered an army of loyal fans throughout his storytelling career – which also included stints writing for TV and producing films. He has won over forty awards for his work, including the WHSmith Best Crime Author of All Time Award, Crime Writers’ Association Diamond Dagger and a BAFTA nomination for The Merchant of Venice starring Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons for which he was an Executive Producer. Many of Peter’s novels have been adapted for film, TV and stage.

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The Little Red Book of Klopp Giles Elliott The Little Red Book of Klopp celebrates the best of his witticisms, sayings and insults, accompanied with illustrations of the man himself. ‘I told my players during the break: Since we’re here anyway, we might actually play a bit of football.’ Jürgen Klopp has almost single-handedly injected the passion back into English football with his charisma and high-tempo brand of the beautiful game. He has taken Liverpool into the Champions League Final and back to near the top of the Premier League. Matched only by his success on the pitch, Klopp has become renowned for his outspoken sayings off it, usually accompanied by his characteristic facial expressions and passionate arm waving. ‘When I gave the first interview, I was very disappointed. After the second one ten minutes later, I was feeling better. In thirty minutes, I’ll probably feel like we won the match.’

 Giles Elliott is a writer and editor who has worked with some of the top names in sport in his career in publishing, print and broadcast journalism, and now combines book projects with being on the horticulture team at a garden centre. He was given the name Gilezinho by his Brazilian wife.

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W. B Coming in October 2019, the first and only official autobiography of a much-loved global icon. A multiple Grammy-winning legend and flamboyant superstar, Elton is the most enduringly successful singer/ songwriter of all time. Fans have been eagerly waiting for him to tell his story. Now the wait is (almost) over.

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A Dog’s Promise W. Bruce Cameron A Dog’s Promise is the captivating third novel in the A Dog’s Purpose series, from New York Times bestselling author W. Bruce Cameron. A Dog’s Promise is the heart-warming and uplifting story about one dog who fulfils his promise and helps a family who needs him the most. The dog who thinks of himself as ‘Bailey’ knows one thing for sure: all dogs go to heaven after they have fulfilled their purpose on earth. But Bailey’s work on earth is far from finished, there are still so many more humans that need a dog’s talent for unconditional love. There is one family in particular that needs Bailey’s help, a family that is on the verge of breaking apart. But if Bailey helps this family he won’t remember his previous lives, the connections he’s made, and the humans he’s met and loved. Bailey must decide whether to sacrifice everything to heal this one, desperate family. A Dog’s Promise is a deeply emotional, beautifully told tale that will speak to dog lovers all over the world who wonder, could this dog have been sent to us specifically, for a reason? A Dog’s Promise provides the answer to that eternal question with a resounding, and uplifting, ‘Yes!’

 W. Bruce Cameron is the Number One New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of A Dog’s Purpose (now a major motion picture), A Dog’s Journey, The Dog Master, The Dogs of Christmas, and The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man. He lives in California.

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Child’s Play


Danielle Steel

Anni Do we always know what’s best for our children? Child’s Play is a thoughtful story of a mother’s role once her children have grown up, by the world’s favourite storyteller. You think you know what’s best for your grownup children. But you’ll find they have lessons they can now teach you.

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Kate Morgan is an esteemed Manhattan lawyer. After losing her beloved husband in a tragic accident, she’s successfully raised their three children single-handedly. Now in their twenties, she slightly smugly feels that they are well set up to travel the path she planned. Except why is her eldest daughter, Tamara, a high-flying marketing executive, so secretive and why won’t she commit to a relationship? Then there’s Anthony, Kate’s middle child, who is engaged to a wealthy New York socialite – it will be the wedding of the year, so why doesn’t he seem happy? And as for her youngest daughter, Claire, at twenty-six she’s on a successful career path until she suddenly reveals she’s in love with, in Kate’s opinion, the ‘wrong man’. We all know that life rarely turns out the way we plan for our children. But it’s about listening, learning when to let go and letting them live the life that makes them happy.

Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with nearly a billion copies of her novels sold. Her international bestsellers include The Duchess, The Right Time and Fairytale. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina’s life and death; A Gift of Hope, a memoir of her work with the homeless; and the children’s books Pretty Minnie in Paris and Pretty Minnie in Hollywood. Danielle divides her time between Paris and her home in northern California.

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Mother and Child Annie Murray

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Bestselling author Annie Murray explores one family’s suffering – plagued by two horrific accidents – over two generations. Their lives have been torn apart by tragedy . . . Birmingham Jo and Ian’s marriage is hanging by a thread. One night almost two years ago, their adopted only child, Paul, twenty-three, died in a horrific accident that should never have happened. They have recently moved to a new area of Birmingham, to be near Ian’s mother Dorrie, who tragically lost her husband when Ian and his sister were very young. The accident in 1957 left a terrible mark on the family, but Dorrie only really starts to talk to Jo about what happened all these years later, now that the couple are living close by. India Haunted by the death of her son, Jo catches a glimpse of a young boy who resembles Paul in a magazine. Reading the article, she learns of a tragedy in a land far away from Birmingham . . . But it touches her so deeply, it leads her to embark on a trip where she will learn about unimaginable pain and suffering. Out of tragedy, is there a chance for hope?

Annie Murray was born in Berkshire and read English at St John’s College, Oxford. Her first ‘Birmingham’ story, Birmingham Rose, hit the Sunday Times bestseller list when it was published in 1995. She has subsequently written many other successful novels, including the bestselling Chocolate Girls and War Babies. Annie has four children and lives near Reading.

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The Christmas Party


Karen Swan

Pete Sunday Times top ten bestseller Karen Swan invites you to the party of the year . . . Pip and her two sisters inherit a beautiful but derelict castle in Killarney, on the West Coast of Ireland. It has been in the family for hundreds of years but it will need huge investment to return to its former glory. With heavy hearts, the estate is carved up – a small piece for each daughter – and made ready for sale. The prospective new owner wants to experience the castle fully before committing to buy. The girls agree that he can throw a huge party in time for Christmas: his hello, their goodbye. But which will prove harder: stepping into the future, or letting go of the past?

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‘Another epic tale of love, loss, and secrets . . . tuck yourself in under a blanket and get lost in the adventure’ Heat on The Christmas Secret ‘I devoured it like a tray of warm mince pies. A delicious winter tale’ Sarah Morgan on The Christmas Secret ‘Deliciously glamorous, irresistibly romantic!’ Hello! on The Greek Escape

Karen Swan began her career in fashion journalism before giving it all up to raise her three children and a puppy, and to pursue her ambition of becoming a writer. Her bestselling novels include the summer romances The Paris Secret and The Rome Affair. She lives in the forest in Sussex, writing her books in a tree house overlooking the Downs.

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The thrilling follow-up to Salvation, featuring alien first contact, threats to humanity, a future war and amazing technological advances – the pageturning adventure continues.

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The best of humanity rises to meet a powerful alien threat, in this extraordinary sequel to Peter F. Hamilton’s Salvation. It’s part of his all-new trilogy from ‘the owner of the most powerful imagination in science fiction’ (Ken Follett).

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In the twenty-third century, humanity has enjoyed a comparative utopia. But life on Earth is about to change, forever. Feriton Kayne’s investigative team has discovered the worst threat mankind has ever faced – and we’ve almost no time to fight back. The supposedly benign Olyix are determined to harvest humanity, to carry us to their god, and vast arc ships are converging upon the Earth to gather this cargo.



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‘Peter Hamilton knows how to build a world, and he’s one of the best in the field at imagining complex societies, as displayed to magnificent effect in Salvation. Just as importantly, though, he knows how to populate his future environments with real-seeming people whose lives extend beyond the page. Salvation is a twisty and hugely satisfying SF thriller that opens a portal on a new and exciting series’ Alastair Reynolds on Salvation ‘Explosions! Assassins! Enigmatic aliens, spaceships and jump doors. Conspiracies and ancient mysteries – it’s all here. Accept no substitutes, this is the real deal. You need Salvation, my friend. Everyone needs salvation’ Ian McDonald on Salvation ‘Startlingly fresh, vigorous and original’ Stephen Baxter on Salvation

But humanity won’t go gently into that good night – or spend the rest of their days cowering in hiding. Factions unite and animosities are set aside in the face of a common purpose, but is this too little, too late? As disaster looms, human ingenuity and determination will be channelled into just one goal: to wipe this undefeated enemy from the face of creation. Even if it means planning for a future no one present will ever see.

Peter F. Hamilton was born in Rutland in 1960 and now lives in Somerset. He began writing in 1987, and sold his first short story to Fear magazine in 1988. He has written many bestselling novels, including the Greg Mandel series, the Night’s Dawn trilogy, the Commonwealth Saga, the Void trilogy, The Chronicle of the Fallers, short story collections and several standalone novels including Fallen Dragon and Great North Road.

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The Name of All Things


Jenn Lyons

Fern The Name of All Things continues an extraordinary fantasy adventure. Here prophesy and magic combine in a powerful epic of imperial politics, dragons, gods and demons. And a young woman discovers her actions will change an empire. You can have everything you want. If you sacrifice everything you believe . . . After killing the Emperor of Quur, freeing the demons and claiming the sword Urthaenriel, Kihrin D’Mon is a wanted man – and not in a good way. So he heads for the backwaters of Jorat. Here he hopes to find the fourth person named in prophesy, who will either save or damn the world.

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‘What an extraordinary book. The Ruin of Kings is everything epic fantasy should be: rich, cruel, gorgeous, brilliant, enthralling and deeply deeply satisfying. I loved it’ Lev Grossman ‘A fantastic page-turner with a heady blend of great characters, fast-moving action and a fabulously inventive magic system . . . I loved it’ John Gwynne on The Ruin of Kings ‘It was one hell of a ride’ Glen Cook on The Ruin of Kings ‘The Ruin of Kings is a fascinating story about a compellingly conflicted young hero in an intriguingly complex world’ L. E. Modesitt Jr. ‘The Ruin of Kings revs up with the glitz of a high-speed, multi-level video game, with extreme magic’ Janny Wurts ‘Literary magic. Epic fantasy fans looking for a virtually un-put-downable read should look no further’ Kirkus starred review on The Ruin of Kings

He meets Janel Theranon, who claims she already knows him. And she wants Kihrin’s help in saving Jorat’s capital from a dragon, who can only be slain with Urthaenriel’s magic. Her actions place Kihrin at the centre of a rebellion he didn’t know existed, which puts him in direct opposition to Relos Var, his old enemy. For too long, Janel’s been trying to counter the wizard alone – even betraying her own ideals to bring him down. For Var possesses one of the most powerful artefacts in the world, known as the Name of All Things. It gives its wielder knowledge, which Var will use to gain what he wants most – namely Kihrin D’Mon. And their world may not survive the consequences. This is book two in Jenn Lyons’ extraordinary epic fantasy series, A Chorus of Dragons. The sequence starts with The Ruin of Kings.

Jenn Lyons lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, three cats and a nearly infinite number of opinions on anything from Sumerian mythology to the correct way to make a martini. She is a video game producer by day and spends her evenings writing science fiction, fantasy and paranormal mysteries. A long-time devotee of storytelling, she traces her geek roots back to playing first edition Dungeons & Dragons in grade school and reading her way from A to Z in the school’s library.

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Fernando Alonso autobiography Fernando Alonso The long-awaited autobiography from Formula One’s Double World Championship winner Fernando Alonso. Fernando Alonso is one of the best drivers to ever drive in Formula One; a double World Championship winner, he is admired and loved by millions. Here he tells his incredible journey to motorsport superstardom for the first time. Alonso’s magnificent career has spanned the Schumacher era to his own back-to-back World Championship titles in 2005 and 2006, up to his running battles with Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton. Alonso is widely seen as one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time. For the first time Alonso will give his own candid account of his meteoric trajectory on the Formula One circuit, which many consider one of the most rigorous organizations in worldwide sports, and one fraught with bitter rivalries. Starting with his first buggy races as a child and covering the sacrifices he and his family were forced to make to help him to compete at an international level, Alonso’s story charts every turn in his rise to the heights of motorsport. At his pinnacle he destroyed record after record, and he is adored by fans around the world, who have followed his every move, especially when he decided, in 2017, to shoot for one of the mythic trials of motorsport, the Indy 500, one of the three events that make up the Triple Crown.

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Fernando Alonso is a double World Champion Formula One driver, who is often regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers in the history of the sport. He raced for Ferrari, McLaren, Renault and Minardi and in 2017 he took part in the Indianapolis 500 and raced in the 2018 24 Hours of Daytona. He made his Formula One debut in 2001 with Minardi, and then moved to the Renault team in 2002. In 2005 he won the F1 World Championship at the age of twenty-four years and fifty-eight days, at the time making him the youngest Formula One World Champion. After retaining the title the following year, Alonso also became the youngest double World Champion at the time. Now retired from Formula One, he has thirty-two Grand Prix wins. 31/10/2019 • £20.00 • 9781509893614 • Non-Fiction • Hardback Royal • 320pp • Rights: WEL 31/10/2019 • £14.99 • 9781509893645 • Non-Fiction • Trade Paperback Royal • 320pp • Rights: WEL


One Snowy Night


Rita Bradshaw

Davi One Snowy Night is a heartwarming saga by Rita Bradshaw, author of the bestselling Snowflakes in the Wind, set in the years following the First World War. It’s 1922 and the Depression is just beginning to rear its head in Britain, but Ruby Morgan is about to marry her childhood sweetheart and nothing can mar her happiness. Or so she thinks. An unimaginable betrayal by those she loves causes her to flee her home and family one snowy night. Crushed and heartbroken, Ruby vows that despite the odds stacked against her she will not only survive, but one day will show the ones she left behind that she’s succeeded in making something of herself. Brave words, but the reality is far from easy. Dangers Ruby could never have foreseen and more tragedy threaten her new life, and love always seems just out of reach. Can a happy ending ever be hers?

‘Raw passion and power on every page’ Northern Echo ‘Gritty and touching’ Newcastle Evening Chronicle

Rita Bradshaw was born in Northamptonshire, where she lives today. At the age of sixteen she met her husband – whom she considers her soulmate – and they have two daughters and a son, and several grandchildren. To her delight, Rita’s first novel was accepted for publication and she has gone on to write many more successful novels since, including the number one bestseller Dancing in the Moonlight. As a committed Christian and passionate animal-lover her life is busy, and she loves walking her dogs, reading, eating out and visiting the cinema and theatre, as well as being involved in her church and animal welfare.

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A gripping thriller featuring Atlee Pine, FBI Special Agent, by internationally bestselling author David Baldacci. This will be the second in the Atlee Pine series, following the bestselling Long Road to Mercy.

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David Baldacci is one of the world’s bestselling and favourite thriller writers. With over 130 million copies in print, his books are published in over eighty territories and forty-five languages, and have been adapted for both feature film and television. He has established links to government sources, giving his books added authenticity. David is also the co-founder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation ®, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across the US.

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‘In FBI Agent Atlee Pine, he has envisioned a new kind of heroine, forged in the fire of trauma and driven by a rare kind of strength. It should come as no shock that a thriller writer for the ages has created a character for the ages!’ Gregg Hurwitz, New York Times bestselling author of Orphan X ‘A fabulous new character from a master storyteller. Readers will love Atlee Pine’ Jane Harper, New York Times bestselling author of The Dry ‘FBI Agent Atlee Pine is a heroine I’ll never forget’ Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author

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My Life and Rugby


The Autobiography Eddie Jones

Gene The autobiography of England Rugby’s head coach, to be published just after the 2019 Rugby World Cup final. Brilliant, honest, combative – Eddie Jones is a gigantic figure in world rugby and a true legend of the game. My Life and Rugby is his explosive autobiography. Eddie Jones has masterminded a revival in English rugby after the shocking early exit at the home World Cup in 2015. Since taking over he has won the Six Nations Championship back to back, including England’s first grand slam in a generation, their first ever whitewash of Australia, as well as taking them on their longest-ever winning streak. Always a forthright and honest voice, Eddie will tell the story of England’s remarkable turnaround and also the challenges of managing the biggest rugby nation in the world. He will also draw on his coaching experience of Australia, when he lost in the final to Clive Woodward’s 2003 World Cup-winning team, and coaching Japan to the greatest upset in Rugby World Cup history when they beat South Africa. He will talk extensively about the leadership lessons that are equally applicable off the pitch, as well as how he has managed success and learnt from failure to now be rated one of the top sports coaches in the world. To be published immediately after the 2019 World Cup final in Japan, this is the ultimate rugby book for all fans of the sport.

Eddie Jones is the head coach of the England Rugby Union team. Previously he worked as coach for Australia and Japan, when they famously beat South Africa in the 2015 World Cup. He was also assistant coach for South Africa in 2007 when they won the World Cup.

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A sparkling bookish adventure featuring librarian spies, stolen books and top-secret missions to alternate realities. Here Irene, Librarian spy, becomes involved in a deadly art heist – all for the sake of a rare book with a hidden history . . .

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In the latest novel in Genevieve Cogman’s historical fantasy series, Irene and Kai have to team up with an unlikely band of misfits to achieve thier goals, or risk the wrath of a dangerous villain in his secret island lair.

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A Librarian spy’s work is never done, and after their latest adventure, Irene is summoned back to the Library. The world where she grew up is in danger of veering into chaos – so she needs to obtain a particular book to stop this happening. No copies of that book are available in the Library, so her only choice is to contact a mysterious Fae information broker and trader of rare objects: Mr Nemo.

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‘I absolutely loved this . . . flavoured with truly unique mythology and a dash of the eldritch. Such clever, creepy, elaborate worldbuilding and snarky, sexy-smart characters!’ N. K. Jemisin on The Invisible Library (Book One) ‘Irene is a great heroine: fiery, resourceful and no one’s fool, she has a wonderfully droll sense of humour – much like the novel itself ’ Guardian on The Masked City (Book Two) ‘Brilliant and so much fun. Skullduggery, Librarians, and dragons – Cogman keeps upping the ante on this delightful series!’ Charles Stross on The Burning Page (Book Three) ‘Reminiscent of the works of Diana Wynne Jones and Neil Gaiman . . . a true treat to read’ Publishers Weekly on The Invisible Library (Book One)

Irene and Kai make their way to Mr Nemo’s remote Caribbean island, and are invited to dinner – which includes unlikely company. Mr Nemo has an offer for everyone there. He wants them to form a team to steal a specific painting from a specific world. And he swears that that he will give an item from his collection to each of them – but only if they bring it to him within the week. No one can resist the deal. But to get their reward, they’ll have to work together. And is this really possible when the team includes a dragon techie, a Fae thief, a gambler, a driver, and ‘the muscle’? Their goal? A specific museum in Vienna, in an early twenty-first-century world. Here, their toughest challenge might be each other.

Genevieve Cogman started on Tolkien and Sherlock Holmes at an early age, and has never looked back. But on a perhaps more prosaic note, she has an MSc in Statistics with Medical Applications. Although The Invisible Library was her debut novel, she previously worked as a freelance roleplaying-game writer. Genevieve Cogman’s hobbies include patchwork, beading, knitting and gaming, and she lives in the north of England.

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The Wronged Daughter


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Bust A moving historical saga from the bestselling author of The Forgotten Daughter and The Street Orphans, Mary Wood. Can she heal the wounds of her past? Mags has never forgotten the friendship she forged with Flora and Ella, two fellow nurses she served with at the beginning of World War I. Haunted by what she experienced during that time, she fears a reunion with her friends would bring back the horror she’s tried so desperately to suppress. Now, with her wedding on the horizon, this should be a joyful time for Mags. But the sudden loss of her mother and the constant doubt she harbours surrounding her fiancé, Harold, are marring her happiness.

‘Wood is a born storyteller’ Lancashire Evening Post

Mags throws herself into running the family mill, but she’s dealt another aching blow by a betrayal that leaves her reeling. Finding the strength the war had taken from her, she fights back, not realizing the consequences and devastating outcome awaiting her. Can she pick up the pieces of her life and begin anew?

Born the thirteenth child of fifteen to a middle-class mother and an East End barrow boy, Mary Wood’s family was poor, but rich in love. Over time she developed a natural empathy with the less fortunate and is fascinated by social history. Mary raised four children and has numerous grandchildren, step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. An avid reader, she first put pen to paper in 1989 and is now a full-time novelist.

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Why Are We Yelling? The Art of Productive Disagreement Buster Benson A brilliant and entertaining book about cognitive bias and persuasion by one of the most unique voices in tech.


Buster Benson, one of the most unique voices in tech, focuses on bias in conversation – otherwise known as arguing. It turns out that our biases are very visible when we argue, because we’re saying them out loud. Benson offers a list of categories and hypotheticals to make you rethink everything you thought you knew about how to convince other people that you’re right. And how to explore this thing called truth.

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This book is useful in business, on social media and in your personal life. You can use it on acquaintances, coworkers and your spouse. Much like Randall Munroe’s What If? and Tim Urban’s Wait But Why, Why Are We Yelling? uses unconventional thinking and illustration to expand our minds. As Benson explains, learning to think in this new way about talking to people really does give you a superpower. Proof cover - final image to come

This is a whimsical, smart guide to having more honest and constructive arguments, whether on social media, with coworkers or with people you love. Benson’s idea is that if we really do want to change minds instead of just winning (and losing) arguments, we need to think less about amassing points and rallying supportive crowds on our side of the stadium and more about lowering the stakes and threat level of our conversations. The book is full of tools and scripts to de-escalate conversations. It’s for the many hotheads who are exhausted and saddened after spending the last few years fighting with their loved ones and internet trolls.

Buster Benson currently leads a 100+ platform team at Slack. Previous to that, he held positions as an engineer, designer and product manager at Twitter and Amazon. He has also founded three tech companies and built an engaged social media and Medium community.

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Robi A powerful and compelling story of one woman’s courage and bravery as an undercover agent in WW2 from the world’s favourite storyteller. It is 1939 and although she doesn’t know it, it will be the last normal summer that Alexandra Wickham will spend for more than thirty years. Alexandra is a young woman who sees her brothers fight and die for their country, and, inspired by their heroism, she is determined to do what she can for the war effort. As a volunteer for the First Aid Corps, her courage, intelligence and talent for languages do not go unnoticed. Before long, she is approached by MI6 to go undercover and work as a spy. Undertaking some of the most dangerous missions of the war in France, she falls in love with a young soldier, who leaves the army behind for the relative security of the diplomatic corps. They marry, but her identity is a secret, even to her husband.

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Over the next thirty years – as she raises a family – Alexandra continues to work undercover in some of the most dangerous trouble spots in the world under the perfect guise of a diplomat’s wife. From India to Hong Kong, Morocco to Moscow, she puts her life on the line serving her country, whilst never receiving recognition. Spy is the page-turning story of a fearless young woman risking everything for what she believes in.

Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with nearly a billion copies of her novels sold. Her international bestsellers include The Duchess, The Right Time and Fairytale. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina’s life and death; A Gift of Hope, a memoir of her work with the homeless; and the children’s books Pretty Minnie in Paris and Pretty Minnie in Hollywood. Danielle divides her time between Paris and her home in northern California.

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A medical mystery thriller from the master of the genre, Robin Cook. New York Times bestselling author Robin Cook takes on the ripped-from-the-headlines topic of using genealogical DNA database tracking to catch a killer in this unforgettable new medical thriller.

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‘Forensic pathologists and doctorsturned-detectives do battle against epidemics, lethal illness and drugrelated deaths, the causes of which are far from natural . . . You’ll find yourself completely hooked’ Daily Mail ‘Likeable heroes, a compelling medical mystery and growing suspense – the result is a highly entertaining read. Commercial fiction, at its best, is pure entertainment. But Cook, like Michael Crichton, offers readers a smart dissection of contemporary issues that affect us all’ USA Today ‘Robin Cook virtually invented the medical thriller in the 1970s with Coma’ Guardian

When the body of twenty-nine-year-old social worker Gloria Montoya, seven weeks pregnant with her first child, shows up on Chief New York City Medical Examiner Laurie Montgomery’s autopsy table, she’s baffled to find no apparent causes of death. With no clues to go on, Laurie enlists the help of Dr Tricia Albanese, a forensic pathology resident with a background in genetic science, to help her trace the identity of the unborn baby’s father using DNA from the mother and child. But when Tricia is found dead in her apartment in a manner strikingly similar to Gloria’s death, Laurie realizes she might have two linked homicides on her hands . . . and now it’s up to her, with the help of her husband, ME Jack Stapleton, to continue the tracking work Tricia had begun before a killer can strike again.

Doctor and author Robin Cook is widely credited with introducing the word ‘medical’ to the thriller genre and, decades after the publication of his 1977 breakthrough novel, Coma, he continues to dominate the category he created. Robin Cook has successfully combined medical fact with fiction to produce more than thirty international bestsellers, including Outbreak, Terminal and Contagion.

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Profile for James Luscombe

Pan Autumn 2019 Catalogue  

Pan Autumn 2019 Catalogue