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CRIME

Mark Billingham: Buried
Paperback, Fr. 18.30
Teenager Luke Mullen was last seen getting into a car with an older woman. No one can understand why he has disappeard. His father - a former police officer - knows all too well that the longer he is missing, the more likley he is to turn up dead. Then Luke's parents recieve an anonymous video. It shows their son, eyes wide with terror, as a man advances towards him holding a syringe. DI Tom Thorne recognises a psychopath when he sees one. And the scene on the tape chills him to the bone - he knows that a child's life hangs in the balance, and that every minute counts...

Simon Kernick: Relentless
Paperback, Fr. 20.50
3'o clock. It's a normal Saturday afternoon. You're with your kids in the garden when the phone rings. It's your best friend from school. Someone you haven't seen for a few years. It should be a friendly call making arrangements to see each other again, catching up on old times. But it's not. This call is different. Your friend is speaking quickly, panting with fear, his breaths coming in tortured, ragged gasps. It is clear that someone is inflicting terrible pain on him. He cries out and then utters six words that will change your life for ever: The first two lines of your address. What do you do? Do you run or do you hide?

Jefferson Parker: The Fallen
Paperback, Fr. 18.30
What if you could actually tell someone was a murderer just by talking to him? Detective Robbie Brownlaw can. A six-storey plunge form a burning hotel leaves him with the usual broken bones - and something different. Synesthesia. The ability to see words and emotions as colours makes Robbie a human lie detector. It's a condition that might have helped Garrett Asplundth. Hired to look into rumours surrounding a certain madam's Little Black Book, Garrett found a lot more than the usual round of losers and sad husbands. But the dirt came at a high price. Now he's dead and it's only when Robbie gets hold of the book that he finds out just why Garrett was so curious - and why others will kill to get it back...

Barbara Nadel: A Passion for Killing
Paperback, Fr. 18.30
A serial killer is stalking the streets of Istanbul, seemingly targeting gay men. A man is found dead in a hotel room, a single stab wound in his heart. Could he be a victim of the "Peeper"? Inspector Mahmet Suleyman is assigned to the case, and is shocked to discover that the victim's body has been delivered to forensics entirely "clean". Has someone tampered with vital evidence? Meanwhile a coung carpet dealer, on the brink of a huge sale, is discovered in the mangled remains of his Jeep, a bullet between his shoulder blades. The deal would have made him - the carpet he wanted to sell used to belong to Lawrence of Arabia. Did the young Salesman know to much? Inspector Cetin Ikmen and Suleyman uncover an incredible story and quickly realise that behind even the most seemingly innocent and respectable façade lurk passion and jealousy, savagery and madness...


ROMANCE


Janet Evanovic / Leanne Banks: Hot Stuff
Paperback, Fr. 16.20
Cate Madigan isn't asking for trouble. Her wacky Irish family is constantly playing matchmaker for her with men who leave much to be desired. All she wants is peace and quiet and a nice place to live while she saves her money form tending bar in a livley Boston pub. Okay, so what if her roommate is a cross-dressing lounge singer named Marty Longfellow? In exchange for a cheap rent, all she has to do is take care of his plants and collect his mails when he's out of town. And then... Marty disappears. At the same time, a bullmastiff named beast shows up with instructions form Marty to take care of him. Ex-cop Kellen McBride has decided to make Cate's bar his hang-out. But is he just there for the beer? When Cate comes home to a ransacked apartement, she realizes Kellen knows more than he's saying. Problem is, he's turning up the heat in her life - in more ways then one.

Nisha Minhas: Tall, Dark & Handsome
Paperback, Fr. 16.20
Forever unlucky in love, Saffron Harris has vowed never to fall for a good-looking rogue again. From now on, she'll only date plain men; men who'll appreciate her; men who won't cheat on her; men who won't break her heart. So when she meets the gorgeous Cory Roswell, Saffron decides he's not her type at all. Too tall, too dark and way to handsome.

Kathy Lette: How to Kill your Husband
Paperback, Fr. 16.20
It is scientifically proven that no woman has ever shot her husband whilst he was vacuuming. Husbands say they would like to help more around the house, only they can't multi-task. But would they have trouble multi-tasking at, say, an orgy? Jazz Jardine, stay-at-home-mum; Hannah, childless career woman; and Cassie, demented working mother, are three ordinary women. Ther record colletions are classical, not criminal. But when Jazz is arrested for her husband's murder, they set out to prove her innocence - uncovering betrayal, adultery, thinner thights and toy boys aplenty en route. Sexy, funny and wise, Kathy Lette's irrestible new novel will strike a chord with women everywhere and ensure that, from now on, we all read the small print on our marriage licences.

FICTION


DBC Pierre: Ludmila's Broken English
Paperback, Fr. 18.30
Determined to save her family form starvation in the face of marauding Gnez troops, Ludmila appears on a website for russian brides. Thousands of miles to the west, the Heath twins are separated after spending thirty-three years conjoined at the abadomen and are suddendly plunged into a world churning with opportunity, self-empowerment and sex. - Charting this unlikley meeting between East and West, Ludmila's Broken English is a wild, raucous and entireley original picaresque dripping with the flavours of British bacon and Russian vodka. - By the MAN Booker Prize-winning author of Vernon God Little.

Mark Haddorn: A Spot of Bother
Paperback, Fr. 19.50
At fifty-seven, George is settling down to a comfortable retirement, building a shed in his garden, reading historical novels, listening to a abit of light jazz. Then Katie, his unpredictable daughter, announces that she's getting remarried, to Ray. Her family is not pleased - as her brother Jamie observes, Ray has "strangler's hands". Katie can't decide if she loves Ray, or loves the way he cares for her son Jacob, and her mother Jean is a bit put out by the way the wedding planning gets in the way of her affair with one of her husband's former colleagues. And the tidy and pleasant life Jamie has created crumbles when he failes to invite his lover, Tony, to the dreaded nuptials. Unnoticed in the uproar, George discovers a sinister lesion on his hip, and quietly begins to lose his mind. - By the author of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time".

Marina Lewycka: Two Caravans
Paperback, Fr. 31.70
An idyll of the English countryside: a beautiful summer's evening in a Kent field, and around their two caravans a little group of strawberry pickers is getting ready to celebrate a birthday. But who picks our strawberry these days? The Ukrainians: Irina, just of the coach form Kiew, and eager to improve her excellent English and find true love with a romantic Englishman; Andriy, the miner's son form the other Ukraine; the Poles: Bob Dylan fan, Tomasz (whose smelly trainers will soon punish those in the men's caravan); Yola, the petite, voluptuous gang misteress, and her religious niece Marta, who finds the wild mushrooms to cook with the sliced loaf; then there is Vitaly, king of the new mobilfon world in shiny new Eastern Europe, two Chinese girls; Emanuel, the round-eyed eighteen-year-old from Malawi, come to England to look for his sister. An altthough he can't exactly help pick strawberries, there is also the Dog... But these are a group leading dangerous lives - exploitative employers, British regulations and gang masters with guns will all threaten their exitence as they take to the caravan road until each of them peels off to find their destiny.


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