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  • SLOW HORSES : Jackson Lamb Thriller 1
    SLOW HORSES : Jackson Lamb Thriller 1
    HERRON MICK
    ISBN: 9781473674189
    Title: SLOW HORSES : Jackson Lamb Thriller 1
    Author: HERRON MICK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    You don't stop being a spook just because you're no longer in the game.

    Banished to Slough House from the ranks of achievers at Regent's Park for various crimes of drugs and drunkenness, lechery and failure, politics and betrayal, Jackson Lamb's misfit crew of highly trained joes don't run ops, they push paper.

    But not one of them joined the Intelligence Service to be a 'slow horse'.

    A boy is kidnapped and held hostage. His beheading is scheduled for live broadcast on the net.

    And whatever the instructions of the Service, the slow horses aren't going to just sit quiet and watch . . .

    Imprint: JOHN MURRAY
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • SMILEYS PEOPLE
    SMILEYS PEOPLE
    LE CARRE JOHN
    ISBN: 9780241322529
    Title: SMILEYS PEOPLE
    Author: LE CARRE JOHN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The murdered man had been an agent - once, long ago. But George Smiley's superiors at the Secret Service want to see the crime buried, not solved. Smiley will not leave it at that, not when it might lead him all the way to Karla, the elusive Soviet spymaster . . .

    Smiley's People is a thrilling confrontation between one of the most famous spies in all fiction and his Cold War rival, Karla. Like Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Honourable Schoolboy, it is as tense and unforgettable as only le CarrU's novels can be.

    Imprint: PENGUIN MODERN CLASSICS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • SMOKE AND WHISPERS   #4   -    Zoe Boehm
    SMOKE AND WHISPERS #4 - Zoe Boehm
    HERRON MICK
    ISBN: 9781616955854
    Title: SMOKE AND WHISPERS #4 - Zoe Boehm
    Author: HERRON MICK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In Mick Herron's latest novel featuring Sarah Tucker and Zoë Boehm, Zoë turns up dead in Newcastle, launching Sarah into an investigation with several leads—but no one she can trust.

    When a body is hauled from the River Tyne, Sarah Tucker heads to Newcastle for a closer look. She identifies the dead woman as private detective Zoë Boehm, but putting a name to the corpse only raises further questions. Did Zoë kill herself, or did one of her old cases come back to haunt her? Why was she wearing the jacket a murderer had stolen years before? And what's brought Sarah's former sparring partner Gerard Inchon to the same broken-down hotel she's staying at? Coincidence is an excuse that soon appears pretty unconvincing. Sarah can't leave until she's found the answers to her questions, however dangerous they might turn out to be.

    Imprint: SOHO PRESS
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • SMOKING KILLS
    SMOKING KILLS
    LAURAIN ANTOINE
    ISBN: 9781910477540
    Title: SMOKING KILLS
    Author: LAURAIN ANTOINE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    How far would you go to enjoy a cigarette? In this witty black comedy, Laurain's anti-hero can only make smoking pleasurable by committing the ultimate crime . . .

    When head-hunter Fabrice Valentine faces a smoking ban at work, he decides to undertake a course of hypnotherapy to rid himself of the habit. At first the treatment works, but his stress levels begin to rise when he is passed over for an important promotion and he finds himself lighting up again but with none of his previous enjoyment. Until he discovers something terrible: he accidentally causes a man's death, and needing a cigarette to calm his nerves, he enjoys it more than any other previous smoke. What if he now needs to kill every time he wants to properly appreciate his next Benson and Hedges?



    AUTHOR: Antoine Laurain was born in Paris and is a journalist, antiques collector and award-winning author. His novel The President's Hat was a Waterstones Book Club and ABA Indies Introduce pick in 2013. Antoine represented France at European Literature Night 2014.

    Imprint: GALLIC BOOKS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • SNAKES
    SNAKES
    JONES SADIE
    ISBN: 9781784742560
    Title: SNAKES
    Author: JONES SADIE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: March 2019 New Release

    'I wonder if it hurts them to shed their skins,? she said. She didn't feel afraid standing in the darkness, imagining snakes, even with the smell of death in the air.Bea and Dan, recently married, rent out their tiny flat to escape London for a few precious months. Driving through France they visit Bea's dropout brother Alex at the hotel he runs in Burgundy. Disturbingly, they find him all alone and the ramshackle hotel deserted, apart from the nest of snakes in the attic.When Alex and Bea's parents make a surprise visit, Dan can't understand why Bea is so appalled, or why she's never wanted him to know them; Liv and Griff Adamson are charming, and rich. They are the richest people he has ever met. Maybe Bea's ashamed of him, or maybe she regrets the secrets she's been keeping. Tragedy strikes suddenly, brutally, and in its aftermath the family is stripped back to its heart, and then its rotten core, and even Bea with all her strength and goodness can't escape.

    Imprint: RANDOM HOUSE
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • SNAP   -   Booker Longlist 2018
    SNAP - Booker Longlist 2018
    BAUER BELINDA
    ISBN: 9781784160852
    Title: SNAP - Booker Longlist 2018
    Author: BAUER BELINDA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    SNAP DECISIONS CAN BE DANGEROUS . . .

    On a stifling summer's day, eleven-year-old Jack and his two sisters sit in their broken-down car, waiting for their mother to come back and rescue them. Jack's in charge, she'd said. I won't be long.

    But she doesn't come back. She never comes back. And life as the children know it is changed for ever.

    Three years later, Jack is still in charge - of his sisters, of supporting them all, of making sure nobody knows they're alone in the house, and - quite suddenly - of finding out the truth about what happened to his mother. . .

    Imprint: BLACK SWAN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • SNOWBLIND   #1
    SNOWBLIND #1
    JONASSON RAGNAR
    ISBN: 9781910633038
    Title: SNOWBLIND #1
    Author: JONASSON RAGNAR
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    First in a series of stunning Icelandic crime thrillers, by international, bestselling author, set in tiny, snowbound town, accessible by a single tunnel.

    Siglufjörður: an idyllically quiet fishing village in Northern Iceland, where no one locks their doors – accessible only via a small mountain tunnel. Ari Thór Arason: a rookie policeman on his first posting, far from his girlfriend in Reykjavik – with a past that he’s unable to leave behind. When a young woman is found lying half-naked in the snow, bleeding and unconscious, and a highly esteemed, elderly writer falls to his death in the local theatre, Ari is dragged straight into the heart of a community where he can trust no one, and secrets and lies are a way of life. An avalanche and unremitting snowstorms close the mountain pass, and the 24-hour darkness threatens to push Ari over the edge, as curtains begin to twitch, and his investigation becomes increasingly complex, chilling and personal. Past plays tag with the present and the claustrophobic tension mounts, while Ari is thrust ever deeper into his own darkness – blinded by snow, and with a killer on the loose. Taut and terrifying, Snowblind is a startling debut from an extraordinary new talent, taking Nordic Noir to soaring new heights.

    Imprint: ORENDA BOOKS - Affirm Press
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • SOMETHING IN THE WATER
    SOMETHING IN THE WATER
    STEADMAN CATHERINE
    ISBN: 9781471167195
    Title: SOMETHING IN THE WATER
    Author: STEADMAN CATHERINE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    How far would you go be truly happy?

    Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough; Mark a handsome investment banker with a bright future. They seem to have it all, until Mark loses his job and cracks start to appear in their perfect life.

    But they’re determined to make it work. They book their dream honeymoon and trust that things will work out – after all, they have each other.

    Could the life of your dreams turn out to be a nightmare?

    On the tropical island of Bora Bora Mark takes Erin scuba diving. Mark is with her – she knows he’ll keep her safe. Everything will be fine.

    Until they find something in the water.

    Have you ever wondered how long it takes to dig a grave?

    Erin and Mark decide to keep their discovery a secret -- after all, if no one else knows, who would be hurt?

    Their decision will trigger a devastating chain of events... which will endanger everything they hold dear.

    Imprint: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • SORBONNE AFFAIR : A Hugo Marston Novel   #7
    SORBONNE AFFAIR : A Hugo Marston Novel #7
    PRYOR MARK
    ISBN: 9781633882614
    Title: SORBONNE AFFAIR : A Hugo Marston Novel #7
    Author: PRYOR MARK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    American novelist Helen Hancock is in Paris to research her work-in-progress and teach a writing class when she discovers a spy camera hidden in her room at the luxury Hotel Sorbonne. Hancock notifies the US embassy, which dispatches former FBI profiler Hugo Marston to investigate.

    Almost immediately the stakes are raised when a bell-hop is found dead in the hotel's stairwell. Police tell Hugo they have discovered evidence on the dead man's computer suggesting that he was the one who bugged Hancock's room.

    The next day things become even more complicated when a salacious video clip explodes across the Internet showing Hancock in the embrace of Ambrosio Silva, one of her writing students--both are naked and nothing is left to the imagination. But when Hugo tries to find him, his investigation leads only to Silva's dead body. He too has been murdered.

    Through a series of sharp deductions, Hugo uncovers new evidence pointing to the most surprising suspect of all. A close call with a dark figure on the steps of his own apartment building proves that he's on the right track and leaves no doubt that he is next on the hit list.

    Imprint: SEVEN STORIES PRESS
    RRP: $26.99

    Price: $26.99
  • SOVEREIGN : SHARDLAKE #3
    SOVEREIGN : SHARDLAKE #3
    SANSOM C J
    ISBN: 9781447285854
    Title: SOVEREIGN : SHARDLAKE #3
    Author: SANSOM C J
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The third novel in the compelling Shardlake series.

    Autumn, 1541. King Henry VIII has set out on a spectacular Progress to the North to attend an extravagant submission of his rebellious subjects in York. Shardlake has reluctantly undertaken a special mission for the Archbishop Cranmer - to ensure the welfare of an important but dangerous conspirator being returned to London for interrogation.

    But the murder of a local glazier involves Shardlake in deeper mysteries, connected not only to the prisoner but to the royal family itself.

    And when Shardlake stumbles upon secret papers which could threaten the Tudor throne, a chain of events unfolds that will lead to Shardlake facing the most terrifying fate of the age...

    Imprint: PAN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • SPIES OF WARSAW
    SPIES OF WARSAW
    FURST ALAN
    ISBN: 9780753825648
    Title: SPIES OF WARSAW
    Author: FURST ALAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    An Autumn evening in 1937. A German engineer arrives at the Warsaw railway station. Tonight, he will be with his Polish mistress; tomorrow, at a workers' bar in the city's factory district, he will meet with the military attache from the French embassy. Information will be exchanged for money.

    So begins THE SPIES OF WARSAW, with war coming to Europe and French and German operatives locked in a life-and-death struggle on the espionage battlefield. At the French embassy, the new military attache, Colonel Jean-Francois Mercier, a decorated hero of the 1914 war, is drawn in to a world of abduction, betrayal and intrigue in the diplomatic salons and back alleys of Warsaw. At the same time, the handsome aristocrat finds himself in a passionate love affair with a Parisian woman of Polish heritage, a lawyer for the League of Nations.

    Imprint: PHOENIX
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • SPITE GAME
    SPITE GAME
    SNOEKSTRA ANNA
    ISBN: 9781489267702
    Title: SPITE GAME
    Author: SNOEKSTRA ANNA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Anna Snoekstra's The Spite Game is Liane Moriarty meets Stephen King: a walk on the darker side of domestic suspense with toe-dips into horror.

    The cinematic writing style and taut pacing that landed Anna's ONLY DAUGHTER in Hollywood is firmly in place, and made more impactful structured as a revenge plot that also tackles themes of isolation, self-worth, and the very gray area between right and wrong.

    Everyone does bad things when no one is watchingMercilessly bullied in high school, Ava knows she needs to put the past behind her and move on, but she can't – not until she's exacted precise, catastrophic revenge on the people who hurt her the most.

    First, she watches Saanvi. Flawlessly chic and working hard at a top architectural firm, Saanvi has it all together on the surface. But everyone does bad things when they think no one is watching and Ava only wants what's fair – to destroy Saanvi's life the way her own was destroyed.

    Next, she watches Cass. She's there as Cass tries on wedding dresses, she's there when Cass picks out a cake, she's there when Cass betrays her fiancé. She's the reason Cass's entire future comes crashing down.

    Finally, Ava watches Mel. Mel was always the ringleader and if anyone has to pay, it's her. But one tiny slipup and Ava realises the truth: Mel knows she's being watched, and she's ready to play Ava's games to the bitter end.

    Imprint: HARLEQUIN AUSTRALIA
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • SPOOK STREET : Jackson Lamb Thriller 4
    SPOOK STREET : Jackson Lamb Thriller 4
    HERRON MICK
    ISBN: 9781473621299
    Title: SPOOK STREET : Jackson Lamb Thriller 4
    Author: HERRON MICK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Never outlive your ability to survive a fight.

    Twenty years retired, David Cartwright can still spot when the stoats are on his trail.

    Jackson Lamb worked with Cartwright back in the day. He knows better than most that this is no vulnerable old man. 'Nasty old spook with blood on his hands' would be a more accurate description.

    'The old bastard' has raised his grandson with a head full of guts and glory. But far from joining the myths and legends of Spook Street, River Cartwright is consigned to Lamb's team of pen-pushing no-hopers at Slough House.

    So it's Lamb they call to identify the body when Cartwright's panic button raises the alarm at Service HQ.

    And Lamb who will do whatever he thinks necessary, to protect an agent in peril . . .

    Imprint: JOHN MURRAY
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • SPOTTED DOG   :   Corinna Chapman Mystery
    SPOTTED DOG : Corinna Chapman Mystery
    GREENWOOD KERRY
    ISBN: 9781760528485
    Title: SPOTTED DOG : Corinna Chapman Mystery
    Author: GREENWOOD KERRY
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'Corinna Chapman is an absolute delight.' Bookseller + Publisher

    Corinna Chapman, baker extraordinaire, talented sleuth, stalwart friend and lover is back!

    When a distraught Scottish veteran from Afghanistan is knocked unconscious, waking up to find his beloved ex-service dog missing, Corinna and her lover, Daniel, find themselves inextricably drawn into the machinations of a notorious underworld gang of drug runners.

    Corinna and Daniel need to pull together all the strings to find the connections between their wandering Scottish veteran, his kidnapped dog, a student dramatic society that's moved into Corinna's building, burglaries, and the threatening notes that begin to mysteriously appear in Corinna's apartment.

    Between her forays into danger, there is still time in Corinna's life for tender encounters as the delicious aromas of newly baked breads, muffins and treats waft out of Corinna's bakery, Earthly Delights.


    Praise for Corinna Chapman:

    'Greenwood is a modern master of the gracious detective story. We happily slip into the well-ordered ebb and flow of life around Earthly Delights and the other inhabitants of the Insula building, but she meticulously blends a hint of unease into the mix... Greenwood knows a proper feast includes the savoury and the sweet. Hers is a unique voice in crime fiction.' - The Age

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD
    SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD
    LE CARRE JOHN
    ISBN: 9780241330920
    Title: SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD
    Author: LE CARRE JOHN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: PUBLICATION DELAYED

    Alec Leamas is tired. It's the 1960s, he's been out in the cold for years, spying in Berlin for his British masters, and has seen too many good agents murdered for their troubles. Now Control wants to bring him in at last - but only after one final assignment.

    He must travel deep into the heart of Communist Germany and betray his country, a job that he will do with his usual cynical professionalism. But when George Smiley tries to help a young woman Leamas has befriended, Leamas's mission may prove to be the worst thing he could ever have done.

    In le Carré's breakthrough work of 1963, the spy story is reborn as a gritty and terrible tale of men who are caught up in politics beyond their imagining.

    Imprint: PENGUIN MODERN CLASSICS
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • STILL LIFE   #1
    STILL LIFE #1
    PENNY LOUISE
    ISBN: 9780751547382
    Title: STILL LIFE #1
    Author: PENNY LOUISE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The discovery of a dead body in the woods on Thanksgiving Weekend brings Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his colleagues from the Surete du Quebec to a small village in the Eastern Townships. Gamache cannot understand why anyone would want to deliberately kill well-loved artist Jane Neal, especially any of the residents of Three Pines - a place so free from crime it doesn't even have its own police force. But Gamache knows that evil is lurking somewhere behind the white picket fences and that, if he watches closely enough, Three Pines will start to give up its dark secrets...

    Imprint: SPHERE
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
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