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New fiction for October 2014

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Deadline by John Sandford

The love song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce

The story of a letter that was never sent, told in simple, emotionally-honest prose, with a mischievous bite. This is a novel about the journey we all must take to learn who we are; it is about loving and letting go. Rachel Joyce is the bestselling author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Perfect.

Falling freely, as if in a dream by Leif G W Persson

In August 2007 Lars Martin Johansson, chief of the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Sweden, reopens the 1986 files on the unsolved murder of Prime Minister Olof Palme.

Johansson forms a new group of trustworthy detectives who wade through mountains of paperwork in a case that has gone cold, despite the open wound the assassination has left on the Swedish consciousness.

Lamentation by C J Sansom

Summer, 1546 and Henry VIII is slowly, painfully dying. His Protestant and Catholic councillors are engaged in a final and decisive power struggle; whoever wins will control the government of Henry’s successor, eight-year-old Prince Edward.

As heretics are hunted across London, and the radical Protestant Anne Askew is burned at the stake, the Catholic party focus their attack on Henry’s sixth wife, Matthew Shardlake’s old mentor, Queen Catherine Parr.

The empty throne by Bernard Cornwell

The forces of Wessex and Mercia have united against the Danes, but instability and the threat of Viking raids still hang heavy over Britain’s kingdoms.

Aethelred, Lord of the Mercians, is dying, leaving no heir and the stage is set for rivals to fight for the throne.

Deadline by John Sandford

Special investigator Virgil Flowers of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension uncovers his most complex case to date.

Sandford is the pseudonym of Pulitzer prize-winning journalist John Camp, author of 17 Prey novels, 4 Kidd novels and the standalone thriller, Dead Watch. He’s sold 40 million copies worldwide.

The beat goes on: The complete Rebus stories by Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin has amassed an incredible portfolio of short stories. Published in crime magazines, composed for events, broadcast on radio, they all share the best qualities of his phenomenally popular Rebus novels.

Brought together for the first time, and including brand new material, this is the ultimate Rebus short story collection and a must-read for crime lovers and for Ian’s millions of fans alike.

Hunting Season by Andrea Camilleri

Sicily, 1880. When a stranger arrives in Vigata, the town’s inhabitants are unsettled.

It seems the young man, Fofo, is the son of a local peasant legendary for his home-grown medicines; a man who was murdered many years before. He soon finds himself entangled with the local nobility.

New novel from the author of the Montalbano series.

A Perfect Home by Kate Glanville (eBook)

Claire appears to have it all – the kind of life you read about in magazines; a beautiful cottage, three gorgeous children, a handsome husband in William and her own flourishing vintage textile business.

But when an interiors magazine sends a good–looking photographer to take pictures of Claire’s perfect home, he makes her wonder if the house means more to William than she does.

Close to the Bone by Lisa Black (eBook)

Forensic scientist Theresa MacLean stumbles across a murder rather too close for comfort when she returns to the medical examiner’s office following a late-night call to find one deskman missing and the other beaten to death. Written in blood above the dead man’s head is a single word: Confess.

Brandon King

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