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The Boy in Seven Billion Callie Blackwell and Karen Hockney

The book that everyone is talking about. A powerful true story revealing a remarkable relationship between a dying son – and a mother who refuses to let him go. At the age of 10, Deryn was diagnosed with Leukaemia. Then 18 months later he developed another rare cancer called Langerhans cell sarcoma. Only five other people in the world have it. He is the youngest of them all and the only person known to be fighting it alongside another cancer, making him one in seven billion. Told there was no hope of survival, after four years of intensive treatment, exhausted by his fight and with just days left to live, Deryn accepted his inevitable death, and planned his own funeral. But Deryn’s desperate mother, Callie, would not let him give in. Battling medical errors, impossible odds and years of hardship, as the cancer consumed his body and their world, they looked for answers. After making some startling discoveries and taking massive chances, Deryn’s condition began to change... Would their lives as a family ever be the same again? ISBN 9781907324666 Publication date October 5 2017 Price £7.99 Format Paperback

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Citadel: A True Story Jordan Wylie

Jordan Wylie, a young man from a tough area of Blackpool where kids like him often went off the rails, chose a life in the Army. He saw service in Iraq and learned to cope with the horrors he’d witnessed, then suffered an injury that blocked any chance of climbing up the military ladder. But an old army colleague suggested he join a security team on a tanker in Yemen. Ex-servicemen were offered dazzling salaries and ‘James Bond’ lifestyles between jobs protecting the super-tankers carrying consumer goods to Europe and the US. However, for the men tempted to go, the price they paid was the claustrophobia and isolation of life on board and the ever-present possibility of death skimming towards them across the vast, lonely blue sea. Jordan was one of these men. In Citadel, he writes the first account of these dangerous years from someone ‘at the front’. A young soldier from the backstreets of Blackpool, he was determined to make the most of his life, but unsure of the way forward. To his surprise, he found his answers in the perilous waters of ‘Pirate Alley’. ISBN 978-1-907324-74-1 Publication date Nov 2 2017 Price £7.99 Format Paperback

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A Song for Bridget

Phyllis Whitsell and Cathryn Kemp The tragic story behind the best-selling book Finding Tipperary Mary. The true story of Bridget Mary Larkin, aka Tipperary Mary, this book tells of a young life altered immeasurably by grief and abuse. Growing up in rural Ireland, at the age of 15 Bridget discovers the body of her troubled stepfather, who has taken his own life. When her mother dies not long after, Bridget is forced to leave school and care for her young half sister, Philomena. But she finds a light in her lonely life when she falls for local lad, Bill. However, her older brother, now head of the house, discovers their relationship and demands they stop seeing each other. His anger rises, and he attacks Bill and rapes Bridget. Bill escapes to England, while Bridget endures a terrible life at home in Ireland. After giving birth to her brother’s child in a local institution for unmarried mothers, she is forced to give up her baby and so she, too, heads to England in search of Bill and a new start. But life is not kind to Bridget – she struggles alone. Eventually she tracks Bill down, but he is married with a child. They fall into a passionate affair but, wracked with guilt, he returns to his wife. Pregnant with Bill’s child, Bridget drinks to hide her misery and face the world. As her life spirals out of control – her daughter, Phyllis, is born (named after her beloved half-sister, Philomena). Bridget holds onto this precious little girl for as long as she can – but is finally forced to let her go, too. Will they ever meet again...?

ISBN 978-1-907324-84-0 Publication date Feb 22 2018 Price £12.99 Format Hardback

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Playland

Anthony Daly

SECRETS OF A FORGOTTEN SCANDAL An important, shocking and evocative memoir. This is the voice of one man from within a dark scandal that nestled in the heart of London’s Soho in the 1970s. Travelling to the big city to escape The Troubles in his native Northern Ireland, Tony Daly accepted a job in Foyles Bookshop and began a new life in England. But his naivety saw him fall foul of predators, looking for young men to blackmail and sexually exploit. After years of hiding his abuse at the hands of some of the most influential men in the country, Tony’s trauma became harder to contain as he witnessed revelations of historic abuse coming to light in the media. With parallels to Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, this is stylishly written and politically explosive. The haunting true story of a young man’s decent into a hell designed to satisfy the powerful. A world which destroyed the lives of everyone involved. ‘[This is my] journey into a world of drink and drugs, a world of gangsters, rent boys, businessmen, politicians, pimps and paedophiles. Because of what happened to me and the fact that I kept a diary at the time, I am in a unique position to tell the real story of Playland.’

ISBN 978-1-907324-80-2 Publication date March 1 2018 Price £9.99 Format Demi Paperback

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Death of an Actress Antony M Brown A Cold Case Jury True Crime Published for the 70th anniversary of one of the most dramatic trials in British criminal history, Death of an Actress is the second in the Cold Case Jury Collection, a unique series of true crime titles. In an evocative and compelling way, each tells the story of an unsolved crime, or one in which the verdict is open to doubt. Each presents fresh evidence and invites the reader to deliver their own verdict. October 1947. A luxury liner steams over the equator off the coast of West Africa, a beautiful actress disappears from her cabin. Suspicion falls on a dashing deck steward with a reputation for entering the cabins of female passengers. When the liner docks at Southampton, the

steward is questioned by police. Protesting his innocence, he makes an astonishing admission that shocks everyone, and he is charged with murder. His trial at the historic Great Hall in Winchester draws the world’s media. He is found guilty and sentenced to hang. Was the verdict sound? Many believe not. Now for the first time, Antony M. Brown has secured unprecedented access to the police file, enabling the definitive story to be told. Included in the file are original court exhibits, including a hair brush with strands of the actress’s red hair. Could a personal effect left behind in her cabin provide clues to how she might have died? Take your seat on the Cold Case Jury…

ISBN TBC Publication date June 21 2018 Price £7.99 Format Paperback

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All That Followed Emma Campbell

A story of cancer, kids and the fear of leaving too soon With four children (three of them triplets!) and a marriage break-up to contend with, some things get a little lost in the mix. Like symptoms. Emma Campbell bravely and honestly offers her own heartfelt thoughts on what happens when cancer becomes an unwelcome guest at an already crowded party. She shares her own terror and pain, mixed with the heartwarming and unexpected. The extraordinary kindness of people and the gritty detail of battling a life-threatening illness, all while being a single mum to four children. She opens up about her angels and demons, losing and then finding love again, a constant fear of death mixed with the joy and relief of living, the anxiety of cancer returning – then facing it

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ISBN 978-1-907324-89-5 Publication date Mar 22 2018 Price ÂŁ7.99 Format Paperback Orderline 0845 143 0001


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Fighting Monsters Jim Matthews

Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. Friedrich Nietzsche Former Royal Marine Jim Matthews gives up a lucrative career teaching English in Saudi Arabia, and returns to northern Syria to fight ISIS alongside the Kurdish forces. But why, after years as a revolutionary, left-leaning, antiwar protestor does he find himself pulled once more into a conflict zone. Does he miss war? Jim is attracted by what he calls the Kurd’s ‘Democratic Confederalism’, “a grassroots political system, where everyone had fair and equal representation in social

decision-making.” But he is never quite convinced of his own reasons for going to Iraq. He is no cold avenger, righter of wrongs or money-grabbing mercenary. In fact, he remains apart from those around him and more in conflict with himself, even when recalling his activities in Palestine. For Jim, the real conflict, is within himself. An intelligent and evocatively written memoir, that makes the war zones and broken, twisted, dusty battlefields and border towns of northern Syria spring to life.

ISBN TBC Publication date May 3 2018 Price £16.99 Format Hardback

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Let Me Be Frank Frank Bruno

Let Me Be Frank is a deeply personal story. Bruno talks about his battle with mental illness, his time in a mental facility, the impact on his family and career – and the journey back to stability. Frank’s story offers a unique perspective on living with bipolar disorder. His aim is to give others hope and inspiration. “Ever since I retired, one thing has stood between me and being the man I want to be. My mind. “In the end it saw me locked up against my will and pumped full of so many drugs I didn’t have the strength to stand. When I am in the grip of my bipolar disorder and the drugs are pickling my brain I am unable to stand for days. But I will always get back up. It is the only way I know. “Depression comes from nowhere. From the shadows. How can you defend yourself from a punch you can’t see?” ISBN 978-1-907324-87-1 Publication date May 17 2018 Price £7.99 Format Paperback

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The Soldier Who Came Back Steve Foster

This true story of friendship and indomitable British spirit is the most incredible, thrilling, adventurous and valiant wartime story you will ever read. In Northern Poland in 1940, at the Nazi war camp Stalag XX-A, two men struck up an unlikely friendship that was to lead to one of the most daring and remarkable wartime escape stories ever told. Antony Coulthard was the privately educated son of wealthy parents and he had a first-class honours in modern languages from Oxford. The other man, Fred Foster, was the son of a bricklayer from Nottinghamshire – he left school with no qualifications aged 14. This seemingly mismatched young pair bonded together and hatched a plan to disguise themselves as advertising executives working for Siemens. They would simply walk out of the camp, board a train - and head straight into the

heart of Nazi Germany. Which is precisely what they did. Their route into Germany was one that no one would think to search for escaped PoWs. This breathtakingly audacious plan involved 18 months of undercover work, including Antony (nicknamed ‘The Professor’ by fellow inmates) spending 3-hours every evening teaching Fred how to speak German. They set off for the Swiss border via Germany, doing some sightseeing along the way in Munich and Berlin, taking notes of strategic interest while eating in restaurants and drinking beer with Nazi officers, just yards from Hitler’s HQ. But when they reached the border town of Lake Constance, with Switzerland within their reach, Antony crossed over into freedom, while Fred’s luck ran out. What happened to them both next is both heartbreaking and inspiring.

ISBN TBC Publication date May 24 2018 Price £12.99 Format Hardback

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Not a Proper Child Nicky Nicholls

A dark and exceptional true story, about a woman’s struggle to survive a bleak and abusive young life. Nicky is a remarkable soul. Her story is one of the darkest – yet one of the most hopeful you will ever read. It begins with her encountering the moors murderer, Myra Hindley, in Risley remand centre in 1965. The brief meeting of these two young women, who are in some ways similar, resonates through Nicky’s story as an experience of the darkness into which a human life can descend and her own resolve, whatever she has faced, to make a different choice. Left as a newborn in a box outside Stoke City Football ground, her grandparents took her into their home. But instead of finding a sanctuary, Nicky was subjected to horrific sexual abuse through her childhood. In 1951, when

Nicky was six years old, her glamorous-looking estranged mother arrived on the doorstep to ‘rescue’ her and take her to London to live with her new family. But Nicky’s hopes of a safe and loving life were very soon smashed, and her world became darker still… Nicky spent years as a homeless alcoholic, living on the street, in and out of prison before eventually finding a new way forward through her love of art. Now an internationally-renowned London artist, hers is a compelling story, carried along by her rare spirit of survival against the odds. This book tells the details of an extraordinary woman’s rise from the horror of a deeply damaging childhood to a new, creative and independent life. Her story is one of hope, for herself and for other abused children.

ISBN 978-1-907324-86-4 Publication date June 7 2018 Price £7.99 Format Paperback

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Echoes in My Heart Beth Alexander

Cambridge-educated, articulate, and full of plans for the future, Beth had a fairy-tale romance and wedding. But after leaving the UK to live a new life in her husband’s home country of Austria, she found herself in the centre of a living nightmare. In a case that sent shockwaves through the international community, she and her twin sons were torn apart by a violent and controlling husband. He manipulated the court system to have Beth branded as an unfit mother until she finally lost her boys in a bitter court battle which brought her to the brink of despair. Her boys are now aged 8, she is back in England, while they are growing up in a different country, in the care of nannies. Her story is sadly not uncommon – all over the world children are taken away from their mothers on trumped-up or false charges, often within closed religious communities. In this book, Beth tells her own heartbreaking story of two innocent boys caught up in a sordid adult world, without their mother and unaware that she continues to fight for justice. The agonising details of the snatched moments she has with her sons, too young to understand, are devastating to read. ISBN 978-1-907324-85-7 Publication date March 8 2018 Price £7.99 Format Paperback

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Murder in Belgravia Lynn Britney

The first in the thrilling new ‘Mayfair 100’ series of nostalgic murder mystery sagas, steeped in historical detail, full of drama and introducing some arresting characters. London, 1915. Ten months into the Great War, the City is flooded with women taking over the work of men in the armed services. Chief Inspector Peter Beech, a young man invalided out of the war, is tasked with investigating the murder of an aristocrat, Lord Murcheson. But the Lord’s wife, a key witness and a suspect, will only speak to another woman about the unpleasant details of the case. Beech persuades the Chief Commissioner to allow him to set up a new clandestine team to deal with delicate situations where a woman’s approach is needed. He then puts together a small and dynamic band of well-educated women and professional policemen, based at a discreet townhouse in a central location. Their contact number: Mayfair 100. As Beech, Victoria, Caroline, Rigsby and Tollman investigate the murder of Lord Murcheson, they delve into the seedy underbelly of Edwardian London including criminal gangs, brothels and underground drugs rings supplying heroin to the upper classes. Will the Mayfair 100 team solve the murder? And if they do, will they be allowed to continue working as a team?

ISBN 978-1-907324-82-6 Publication date March 15 2018 Price £7.99 Format Paperback

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A Bicycle Made for Two: A Love in the Dales Story Mary Jayne Baker

The first of our romantic comedy sagas, set in a beautiful village in rural Yorkshire. A Bicycle Made For Two is told against the backdrop of the Tour de France Grand Départ in Yorkshire. In a lost corner of the Yorkshire Dales, Lana Donati runs a medieval theme tourist trap restaurant with her brother. As a distraction to help them get over losing the father they loved dearly, and as a tribute to his passion for the beautiful area they live in, Lana hatches a plan to boost business for everyone by having the Grand Départ route pass through their village. This entails getting the small community to work together to convince the decision-

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makers that their beloved village is Tour material. Not an easy task when the people involved include Lana’s shy, unlucky-in-love brother Tom, the man-eating WI chair Yolanda, bickering spouses Gerry and Sue, arrogant celebrity Harper Brady, and Lana’s (attractive) archnemesis, former pro-cyclist turned bike shop owner Stewart McLean, whose offbeat ideas might just cost them everything. A fun, escapist trip away from metro settings this breath of fresh Yorkshire air is choc-full of colourful characters, dry wit, and a bit of love and passion thrown in for good measure.

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Losing Leah Sue Welfare

An ordinary day, an ordinary couple. A terrible secret On a cold, dark February morning, Chris and Leah Hills stop for coffee at an isolated service station a stone’s throw from the Welsh Borders. While Leah heads inside, Chris locks the car and goes in to order their drinks. She shouldn’t be long, after all they’ve only stopped to stretch their legs. Minutes pass. Chris waits and waits, but Leah doesn’t come back. When Sergeant Mel Daley and her boss, Detective Inspector Harry Baker, arrive to begin a search for the missing woman, their investigation calls everything into question. Is she alive? Did she leave the service station with someone else? Did Leah ever even leave Norfolk? While her husband becomes more frantic, the pair begin to unravel a tangle of dark secrets from the past. ISBN 978-1-907324-88-8 Publication date Mar 8 2018 Price £7.99 Format Paperback

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Motherland Garry Abson

The first in a gripping and exciting new series of contemporary crime novels set in St Petersburg, involving the sharp and charismatic policewoman Natalya Ivanova. Student Zena Dahl, the daughter of a Swedish millionaire, has disappeared in St Petersburg (or Piter as the city is known locally) after a night out with a friend. Policewoman Captain Natalya Ivanova is assigned to the case and instructed to get it wrapped. The investigation makes a change for Natalya from her usual fare of domestic violence work and, because of the family’s wealth, there’s pressure for a swift result. But with the clock ticking and the girl still missing, she discovers that the circumstances around Zena vanishing are not as straightforward as they seem. Dark, violent and insightful, MOTHERLAND moves at full pace – twisting and turning to a satisfyingly dramatic conclusion.

ISBN 978-1-907324-83-3 Publication date April 26 2018 Price £7.99 Format Paperback

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falling through fire Clifford Thompson

The true story of a fire-fighter and journalist, and his experiences of highprofile disasters during his 25 year career. One incident – early in his life – has a profound effect on him that he carries to this day. Recounting his personal experience of the bomb in New York’s World Trade Centre, the Paddington train crash and decisions made about firefighters after the King’s Cross fire, Clifford reveals that depite his lengthy career and proximity to major disasters, he cannot escape the haunting memory of a three-year-old boy dying in his arms after a house fire just days before Christmas.

ISBN 9781907324703 Publication date Sept 2017 Price £7.99 Format Paperback Rights available World English Language (excluding UK, Ireland and Canada), Translation, Film/TV

into the valley Chris Clement-Green

ISBN 9781907324727 Publication date Aug 2017 Price £7.99 Format Paperback

Encouraged by the pay increase and high divorce rate, Chris ClementGreen decided that answering a recruitment ad for the Thames Valley Police would provide a much-needed overhaul of her life. It was 1984, a time before political correctness, the height of the miner’s strike and in the middle of five years of race riots. Perfect timing. Undeterred by the sexist remarks and chauvinistic attitudes in her new world, she decided to make her mark and start a new life. During her time as a police officer she was at the centre of a riot during which her life was saved by a young black man she had previously stopped and questioned, and was attacked by a man with mental health problems – a consequence of moving ‘care’ into ‘the community’. An often humorous, always candid and no-holds-barred reflection of the life of a policewoman in the 80s, this book offers a personal account of a life in uniform, while touching on the Newbury Bypass demos, the effects of Scarman, the Hungerford Massacre, the bombing of Libya, the AIDS epidemic and working under the notorious Ali Dizaei.

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the hunt for the 60s’ ripper Robin Jarossi

ISBN 9781907324659 Publication date July 2017 Price £7.99 Format Paperback

While The Beatles and The Who were performing in the Queensway and Shepherd’s Bush areas of London in 1964-65, in those same streets a meticulous serial killer was stalking and killing prostitutes. Seven, possibly eight, women fell victim – making this killer more prolific than Jack the Ripper. His grim spree sparked the biggest police manhunt in history. But why did such a massive hunt fail? And why has such a traumatic case been largely forgotten today? Using secret police papers, crime reconstructions, interviews with contemporary police experts and insights from the world’s leading geographical profiler, The Hunt for the 60s’ Ripper revisits this chilling case. What do modern experts say about the murders? And why did the leading detective claim to know all along who the killer was? With links to the Kray twins and the Profumo Affair, the case exposes the depraved underbelly of British society in the Swinging Sixties. An evocative and thought-provoking reinvestigation into perhaps the most shocking unsolved mass murder in modern British history.

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the green bicycle mystery Antony Matthew Brown

ISBN 9781907324697 Publication date Jun 2017 Price £7.99 Format Paperback

The first of a set of books that tell the story of unsolved crimes in an evocative and compelling way, presenting fresh evidence, questioning past evidence and then inviting the reader to decide on the killer. The series begins with the case of Bella Wright: In a lonely lane a bicycle lies on its side, its metal frame gleaming in the fading evening light. Next to the bicycle is the body of a young woman. Her legs rest on the roadside verge, where white cow parsley and pink rosebay rise above luxuriant summer foliage. She is dressed in a blouse and skirt underneath a light raincoat, the pockets of which contain an empty purse and a box of matches. The blood-flecked coat tells a story… Although each book is perfectly self-contained, there is the addition of an online forum for those who would like to share verdicts and opinions, making these the first truly interactive crime tales. Beautifully presented, they also contain evidence pictures, original images and maps. For lovers of crime stories, this new collection of Cold Case Jury books will not just bring a murder story to life – it will make you a part of it.

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death at wolf’s nick: The Killing of Evelyn Foster Diane Janes

ISBN 9781907324673 Publication date May 2017 Price £7.99 Format Paperback

The real life mystery of Evelyn Foster, a young woman from Otterburn, Northumberland, who was assaulted and murdered in 1931. A bungled police investigation meant that the circumstances surrounding her terrible death were never resolved, leaving the case subject to speculation ever since. In 2012, the author, Diane Janes, persuaded Northumberland Police to allow her exclusive access to the original case files – and buried in them was the name of a suspect who has never been publicly linked with Evelyn’s death before. A suspect with compelling evidence against him. The story of Evelyn’s horrific death is fascinating – not just because of the terrible circumstances and outcome of the murder itself, but also the reasons why the police investigation failed. It paints a vivid picture of the remote village where Evelyn was raised and the people who cared for her in life and at the time of her agonising death.

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camera girl

Doreen Spooner with Alan Clark

ISBN 9781907324635 Publication date Apr 2017 Price £8.99 Format Paperback

Fast-paced, creative, uncompromising and very exciting – the newsroom of a national newspaper is not for the faint-hearted nor, in the 1960s, for a woman. But Doreen Spooner, Fleet Street’s first female staff photographer, worked at the heart of breaking news and celebrity. She began her career in the 40s, then a personal crisis meant her life as a housewife was turned on its head and Doreen, once again, picked up her camera… Her memoir tells in her own words of struggles with marital heartbreak, money worries, working-mother guilt and a career in a male-dominated environment. However, each day when Doreen left her children and personal worries at the front door, she entered another world of politicians, royals, starlets, popstars, murderers and models. Shooting stars by day – cooking fishfingers by night. Doreen Spooner, 88, is a professional photographer, reluctant feminist and true one-off. Alan Clark is a highly successful writer of biography and fiction.

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eating the elephant Alice Wells

ISBN 9781907324611 Publication date Feb 2017 Price £7.99 Format Paperback

‘Do you really know the man you married? The father of your children? I thought I did. I was wrong.’ Alice, a doctor and mother of two children, bravely tells the story of her marriage to a man hiding a terrible secret – one into which he has drawn their 4-year-old daughter, Grace. As the truth about their family life unfolds at a gripping and heart-stopping pace, Alice struggles to learn how to survive the impact and piece together her shattered world, for her own sake and that of her family. This is the shocking, upsetting but ultimately inspiring true story of a dark crisis that is becoming a growing reality of modern life. The enormity of what Alice is forced to face when her life is hit by catastrophic pain and knowledge is unimaginable... How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time…

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1963: a slice of bread and jam Tommy Rhattigan

ISBN 9781907324604 Publication date Jan 2017 Price £7.99 Format Paperback

Sunday Times Bestseller. Set amid the derelict terraces of Manchester’s Hulme, this is one boy’s year of adventure, abuse, crippling poverty and an encounter with The Moors Murderers. A raw and often funny 12-month snapshot of 7-year-old Tommy’s brutal young life. Moving us through his daily struggle with poverty and neglect in 1960s Manchester like it’s the most natural thing in the world, Tommy lives at the heart of a large Irish family in derelict Hulme, ruled by an abusive and alcoholic father and a drunk, negligent mother. Alongside his siblings he begs for a few pennies to bring home and keep their parents from belting them, while looking for something to eat and a little adventure along the way. During this single year – before his family implodes and his world changes forever – young Tommy almost falls foul of the school welfare officers, the nuns, the police – and Myra Hindley and Ian Brady.

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out of my depth

Anne Darwin and David Leigh

ISBN 9781910335468 Publication date Oct 2016 Price £8.99 Format Paperback

The book about how an ordinary wife and mother became an international criminal. When Anne Darwin faced the world – and her family – and said that her husband had disappeared while canoeing in the North Sea, her life changed forever. She had just lied to the police, the press, her friends and neighbours, insurance companies and her own sons. While he lived in a secret hideaway in the roof space of the house next door, Anne was left to face the music. She claimed the life insurance payouts, braved the cameras and consoling – then left with him to start a new life in Panama. Now, for the first time, Anne opens up about her decision to take part in her husband’s hare-brained scheme. Her life and marriage before, during and after the explosive crime was revealed and the runaway train of deceit and guilt that followed their plan to defraud insurance companies with the aid of a canoe.

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one last job

Tom Pettifor and Nick Sommerlad

ISBN 9781910335451 Publication date Sept 2016 Price £8.99 Format Paperback

The extraordinary life of Brian Reader, Britain’s most prolific burglar, from the Krays to Brink’s-Mat and the Hatton Garden Heist. The complete life story of Brian Reader. Branded The Master – and a Gentleman Thief – Brian is a true character from the old school of British crime. With the authors given exclusive access to those closest to him and following his jailing in 2016, this book marks the end of the era of big setpiece raids that capture the public imagination. With taped conversations and crime-scene descriptions, the book offers never-before-revealed detail on the planning and execution of infamous heists – from tunnelling 40 feet into the Lloyds Bank vaults in Baker Street to laundering gold from the record-breaking Brink’s-Mat raid. Authors Tom Pettifor and Nick Sommerlad also reveal exclusive new details about Hatton Garden robbery’s mystery man – The Ghost.

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FINDING TIPPERARY MARY Phyllis Whitsell

ISBN 9781910335482 Publication date July 2016 Price £7.99 Format Paperback

Now an international and Sunday Times bestseller. The astonishing real story of a daughter’s search for her own past and the desperate mother who gave her up. ‘I lit the candle and prayed for my birth mother, asking God to take care of her. Even at such a young age, I found it difficult to understand, but I always feared that she was in danger and needed my prayers. The only thing at that time was to pray that her guardian angel would take care of her and keep her from harm.’ Phyllis Whitsell began the search for her birth mother as a young woman and although it was many years before they finally met, their lives had crossed on the journey without their knowledge. When they both eventually sat down together the circumstances were extraordinary, moving and ultimately life-changing. This is a daughter’s personal account of the remarkable relationship that grew from abandonment into love, understanding and selfless care.

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THE PERFECT CRIME Tom Parry

ISBN 9781907324598 Publication date May 2015 Price £9.99 Format Paperback

21 shots from a semi-automatic pistol ring out across Alpine woodland above Lake Annecy. In a car, in a lay-by off the single-lane track above, are the bodies of British computer engineer, Saad al-Hilli, his wife and her mother. Nearby lies French cyclist, Sylvain Mollier, killed by the same gun. Saad’s eldest daughter, Zainab, seven, has been shot, and left for dead. Cowering in the back seat of the car is Zainab’s sister, Zeena - the only one of six people left unharmed. Was the killer hired by an underworld contact, paid by the Iraqiborn engineer’s jealous brother, Zaid or was he a Mossad agent sent to assassinate an Israeli enemy? Or were the al-Hillis in the wrong place at the wrong time when a French cyclist was murdered? Two years on police remain baffled. In The Perfect Crime, Daily Mirror reporter, Tom Parry explores the background of the case, the lines of inquiry and the many conflicting theories.

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Anni Dewani: A Father’s Story Vinod Hindocha with Shekhar Bhatia

ISBN 9781907324581 Publication date Feb 2015 Price £9.99 Format Paperback

On November 13, 2010 while on honeymoon in South Africa, newly-weds Shrien and Anni Dewani were kidnapped at gunpoint near Cape Town. Shrien was released unharmed by his kidnappers, but a few hours later Anni’s body was found in the back seat of the taxi she had been travelling in. She had been shot in the neck. As the news broke, Anni’s loving family were faced with the horrific reality of the loss of their beloved daughter in the most tragic and brutal circumstances. But worse was to come. As the investigation into her murder began, the family had to confront the possibility that Anni’s death might have been planned by the one person she should have been able to trust – her husband. “Anni: A Father’s Story” is a full, frank and heartbreaking account of Anni’s life from childhood through to the trial of her husband, the aftermath, their efforts to see justice done and ultimately their attempts to reconcile themselves with the court’s verdict.

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