Good News –  we have taken on board some of your groups’ requests for crime novels and included some in this lovely new batch…

Happy Reading!



Ayobami Adebyo  Stay with Me

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

9780552172455The “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  Award9781473641563

‘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

9781786480262I 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 9780349007632years.

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.

9780349142111A 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 9781408863787of 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’
Daily Telegraph




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.

9781784701345A vibrant and powerful debut.

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 Year9780571333134
Shortlisted for the Kerry  Group  Irish Novel  of the Year  2018
Longlisted for the Desmond  Elliot Prize 2018
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.

9781509806591Seethaler 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)