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  • 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: ACTIVE TITLE

    '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: CHATTO & WINDUS
    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
  • 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   -    The Shardlake Series #3
    SOVEREIGN - The Shardlake Series #3
    SANSOM C J
    ISBN: 9781447285854
    Title: SOVEREIGN - The Shardlake Series #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
  • 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: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    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
  • STOCKHOLM DELETE
    STOCKHOLM DELETE
    LAPIDUS JENS
    ISBN: 9781786491763
    Title: STOCKHOLM DELETE
    Author: LAPIDUS JENS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: January 2019 New Release

    Emilie Jansson has just been made partner at a prestigious law firm when she is asked to work with an unusual partner. Teddy is an ex-con trying to stay on the right side of the law while working as the firm's fixer and Special Investigator.

    Meanwhile, a body is discovered in a remote house in the country after what looks like an attempted robbery - and a severely wounded man found near the scene is soon in the frame for murder. Emilie takes on the role of his defence lawyer. But when the trail of evidence leads back to her partner Teddy's wayward past, Emilie begins to wonder what she's taken on...

    In Stockholm Delete, Emilie and Teddy become entangled in a complex and dangerous web with deep connections to Stockholm's criminal underworld. Both will be tested in terrible ways. But can they survive long enough to uncover the truth?

    Imprint: CORVUS BOOKS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • STONE MOTHERS
    STONE MOTHERS
    KELLY ERIN
    ISBN: 9781444797329
    Title: STONE MOTHERS
    Author: KELLY ERIN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'The Victorians used to call their mental hospitals stone mothers,' I say. 'They thought the design of the building could literally nurse the sick back to health.'

    Marianne grew up in the shadow of the old asylum, a place that still haunts her dreams. She was seventeen when she fled the town, her family, her boyfriend Jesse and the body they buried.

    Now, forced to return, she can feel the past closing around her. And Jesse, who never forgave her for leaving, is finally threatening to expose the truth.

    Marianne will do anything to protect the life she's built; the husband and daughter who must never know.

    Even if it means turning to her worst enemy...

    But Marianne may not know the whole story - and she isn't the only one with secrets they'd kill to keep.

    Moving back through time to reveal twists you'll never see coming, Stone Mothers is the gripping new suspense novel from the bestselling author of He Said/She Said.

    'Poignant and tragic, full of unexpected shifts and twists, addictively scary and thrillingly audacious.' Nicci French

    'The plot is so CLEVER... and the writing is perfection.' Marian Keyes

    'The incomparable Erin Kelly has written another captivating, cleverly constructed contemporary novel.' Paula Hawkins

    Imprint: HODDER & STOUGHTON
    RRP: $29.99
    Price: $29.99
  • SUNBURN
    SUNBURN
    LIPPMAN LAURA
    ISBN: 9780571335671
    Title: SUNBURN
    Author: LIPPMAN LAURA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'Sunburn is [Lippman's] dark, gleaming noir gem. Read it.' Gillian Flynn

    Nominated for the CWA Gold Dagger, 2018

    Meet Polly, which may or may not be her real name, this year's most dangerous leading lady...

    They meet by chance in a local bar in a small town in Delaware. Polly is heading west. Adam says he's also passing through. Yet she stays and so does he - drawn to this mysterious redhead who unnerves and excites him. Over the course of one hot summer, they abandon themselves to a steamy affair. But each holds back something from the other - dangerous, even lethal, secrets . . .

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • SUSPECT
    SUSPECT
    BARTON FIONA
    ISBN: 9781787630239
    Title: SUSPECT
    Author: BARTON FIONA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The new must-read thriller from the author of Sunday Times bestseller, THE WIDOW, and the Richard & Judy No. 1 bestseller, THE CHILD.'Fiona Barton is perceptive, empathetic and a talented writer' Daily Express*********'The police belonged to another world - the world they saw on the television or in the papers. Not theirs.?When two eighteen-year-old girls go missing on their gap year in Thailand, their families are thrust into the international spotlight- desperate, bereft and frantic with worry. Journalist Kate Waters always does everything she can to be first to the story, first with the exclusive, first to discover the truth - and this time is no exception. But she can?t help but think of her own son, who she hasn?t seen in two years, since he left home to go travelling. This time it?s personal.And as the case of the missing girls unfolds, they will all find that even this far away, danger can lie closer to home than you might think . . . *********Praise for Fiona Barton-'Clever and compelling' Clare Mackintosh, author of LET ME LIE'An engrossing, irresistible story' Shari Lapena, author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR'A gripping book you won't be able to put down' Sun'Engrossing. Suspenseful' Stephen King'A skilful, tautly written thriller' Red

    Imprint: BANTAM
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • SUSPECT
    SUSPECT
    ROBOTHAM MICHAEL
    ISBN: 9780733637582
    Title: SUSPECT
    Author: ROBOTHAM MICHAEL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Joseph O'Loughlin appears to have the perfect life - a beautiful wife, a loving daughter and a successful career as a clinical psychologist. But nothing can be taken for granted. Even the most flawless existence is only a loose thread away from unravelling. All it takes is a murdered girl, a troubled young patient and the biggest lie of his life.

    Caught in a complex web of deceit and haunted by images of the slain girl, he embarks upon a search that will take him from London to Liverpool and into the darkest recesses of the human mind...

    A nerve-shredding psychological thriller from one of the most brilliant crime authors of today, Michael Robotham.

    Imprint: HACHETTE
    RRP: $14.99
    Price: $14.99
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