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New fiction for August 2014

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Personal by Lee Child

Personal by Lee Child

Undoubtedly the most popular title this month will be the new Lee Child title, Personal.

Jack Reacher walks alone. Once a go–to hard man in the US military police, now he’s a drifter of no fixed abode. But the army tracks him down after someone takes a long-range shot at the French president. Only one man could have done it – and Reacher is the one man who can find him.

The promise by Alison Bruce

In a single night, Kyle Davidson’s life is derailed. His relationship is over, he is denied access to his young son and everything important to him is at risk. His thoughts stumble between fear and revenge. He has a choice to make.

Meanwhile, after the tragic end to a previous case, DC Gary Goodhew finds himself questioning his reasons for returning to work until the badly beaten body of a homeless man is found on Market Hill. Having known the homeless man for several years Goodhew feels compelled to be part of the investigation – but routine lines of enquiry soon take a dark and unexpected turn. The latest bestseller from the Cambridge based writer.

The girl next door by Ruth Rendell

When the bones of two severed hands are discovered in a box, an investigation into a long–buried crime of passion begins. The grisly discovery leads a group of friends, who played together as children, to question their pasts.

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his years of pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

In high school, Tsukuru Tazaki belonged to an extremely tight–knit group of friends who pledged to stay together forever. But when Tsukuru returns home from his first year of college in Tokyo, he finds that they want nothing to do with him. Something has changed, but nobody will tell him what – and he never sees them again.

Years later, Tsukuru has become a successful engineer, but is also something of a loner. It is only when he begins dating an older woman named Sara that he confesses the story of this mysterious betrayal and the shadow it has cast over his life. She becomes convinced that Tsukuru must track down his old group to try to answer the question that has haunted him all these years, creating a hole inside of him – why did they suddenly turn on him?

Fatty O’Leary’s dinner party by Alexander McCall Smith

His loving wife Betty plans a trip to Ireland for his 40th birthday and almost immediately things go wrong. The seats in economy class on the plane are too small and Irish bathroom furniture is not as commodious as he’d have liked. And all the time Fatty must put up with the unthinking cruelty of strangers.

The king’s curse by Philippa Gregory

The riveting story of Margaret Pole, daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, and was one of the few surviving members of the Plantagenet dynasty after the Wars of the Roses.

Plantagenet, once carried proudly by Margaret like a crown upon her head, is now, at the end of the 15th century, the most dangerous name in England. Latest bestseller from the ever popular Philippa Gregory, author of the The White Queen and The Other Boleyn Girl.

Round the Fire Stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (eBook)

Originally published in 1908 and out of print for more than half a century, this collection of stories, complete with a preface by the author, presents Sir Arthur Conan Doyle at his finest.

17 tales of suspense and adventure, of the mysterious and the fantastic, to be read “round the fire” on a winter’s night. Murder, madness, ghosts, unsolved crimes, diabolical traps, and inexplicable disappearances abound in these exciting accounts narrated by doctors, lawyers, genetlemen, teachers, burglars, dilettantes and convicted criminals.

The Investigations of Sherlock Holmes by John Heywood (eBook)

It is over a century since Sherlock Holmes made his first appearance, and readers throughout the world still clamour for more of his exciting adventures.

7 stories from the despatch box of John Watson, M. D. have recently come to light. In these stories the engine is fully engaged and at full throttle as Holmes brings all his daring and intelligence to bear on the puzzle of the Quiet Crescent, the case of the Apprentice’s Notebook and other mysteries in this collection.

Mr Churchill’s Secretary: Maggie Hope Series, Book 1 by Susan Elia MacNeal (eBook)

In this thrilling debut, Susan Elia MacNeal blends meticulous research on the era, psychological insight into Winston Churchill, and the creation of a riveting main character, Maggie Hope, into a beautifully crafted mystery.

Ensnared in a web of spies, murder, and intrigue, Maggie must work quickly to balance her duty to king and country with her chances for survival. And when she unravels a mystery that points toward her own family’s hidden secrets, she’ll discover that her quick wits are all that stand between an assassin’s murderous plan and Churchill himself.

Brandon King

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