Good News – we have taken on board some of your groups’ requests for crime novels and included some in this lovely new batch…
Shortlisted for the 2017 Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction
Shortlisted for the 2018 Wellcome Book Prize
Longlisted for the 2018 International Dylan Thomas Prize
New York Times 100 notable books of 2017
“Scorching, gripping, ultimately lovely” (Margaret Atwood)
Fiona Barton The Child CRIME
The “must-read” Richard & Judy book club pick 2018.
“Tense, tantalising and ultimately very satisfying . . . definitely one of the year’s must-reads.”
“This expertly executed thriller, full of gritty authentic detail, is made even better by a killer twist that will catch you off guard.”
Fran Cooper These Dividing Walls
Shortlisted for the Hayes & Jarvis Fiction with a Sense of Place , 2018 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award
‘An engaging debut that throws light on a hidden side of Paris’ Woman and Home
J P Delaney The Girl Before CRIME
‘An outstanding debut that is more than a match for Paula Hawkins’s The Girl on the Train‘ Sunday Times
I was instantly gripped and held captivated by the pace and elegant writing. I devoured it in two straight sittings (Peter James)
Susan Fletcher Let me Tell you about a Man I Knew
A tender and savage novel narrated by the wife of the doctor who tended van Gogh in his last, madly frenetic painting years.
This is a novel about the power of seeing and being seen, the transcendence of everyday beauty, commonplace joys. Fletcher unpeels with delicacy and insight the complex layers of the human heart (Guardian)
Jane Harper The Dry CRIME
The Sunday Time’s Crime Book of the Year 2017. Winner of the CWA Golden Dagger Award 2017.
A book that has atmosphere to spare, as well as a pleasing number of twists and turns. Elegant and gripping (Ian Rankin, Guardian Best Books of 2017)
Joseph Kanon Defectors THRILLER
‘Kanon is fast approaching the complexity and relevance not just of le Carré and Greene but even of Orwell’ (New York Times)
‘Clever, devious and morally complex’ (Sunday Times)
Alison MacLeod All the Beloved Ghosts
Shortlisted for the 2017 Governor General’s Literary Awards
Acutely observed, evocative collection of short stories from the Man Booker Prize-longlisted author of Unexploded, blending fiction, biography and memoir
Hovering on the border of life and death, these stories form a ground-shifting collection, taking us into history, literature and the hidden lives of iconic figures.
Denise Mina The Long Drop CRIME
Winner of the 2017 McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year
A masterpiece by the woman who may be Britain’s finest living crime novelist’
Abir Mukherjee A Rising Man CRIME
A lip-smacking and highly entertaining mystery, set in a Calcutta so convincingly evoked that readers will find sweat bursting from their foreheads.
The novel is filled with fascinating historical detail, intriguing crime, and a minefield of political pitfalls the characters must navigate. Both Sam Wyndham and Surrender-not Banerjee are two creatively developed characters who are more than capable of carrying readers through Calcutta for many books to come.
A crime novel that is, quite simply, enormous fun. Wyndham’s next assignment can’t come soon enough.
Sally Rooney Conversations with Friends
Fearless, sensual writing . . . A dynamic debut novel about the messy, overlapping relationships between four captivating characters Irish Times
Winner of the Sunday Times / PFD Young Writer of the Year
Shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year 2018
Longlisted for the Desmond Elliot Prize 2018
A Sunday Times , Observer and Telegraph Book of the Year
Robert Seethaler The Tobacconist
From the bestselling author of A Whole Life, a moving account of an ordinary young man living through extraordinary times, and the lengths we will go to in order to protect what we love.
Seethaler blends tragedy and whimsy to create a bittersweet picture of youthful ideals getting clobbered by external forces. The result is a little like Great Expectations, only with dachshunds and strudel. (Observer)