'One of the most endearingly amusing English novels of the twentieth century' Alexander McCall Smith
Mildred Lathbury is one of those 'excellent women' who is often taken for granted. She is a godsend, 'capable of dealing with most of the stock situations of life - birth, marriage, death, the successful jumble sales, the garden fete spoilt by bad weather'.
As such, she often gets herself embroiled in other people's lives - especially those of her glamorous new neighbours, the Napiers, whose marriage seems to be on the rocks. One cannot take sides in these matters, though it is tricky, especially as Mildred, teetering on the edge of spinsterhood, has a soft spot for dashing young Rockingham Napier.
This is Barbara Pym's world at its funniest and most touching.
'I pick up her books with joy, as though I were meeting an old, dear friend who comforts me, extends my vision and makes me roar with laughter' Jilly Cooper
Alex Verus faces his dark side in this return to the bestselling urban fantasy series about a London-based mage.
To protect his friends, Mage Alex Verus has had to change - and embrace his dark side. But the life mage Anne has changed too, and made a bond with a dangerous power. She's going after everyone she's got a grudge against - and it's a long list.
In the meantime, Alex has to deal with his arch-enemy, Levistus. The Council's death squads are hunting Alex as well as Anne, and the only way for Alex to stop them is to end his long war with Levistus and the Council, by whatever means necessary. It will take everything Alex has to stay a step ahead of the Council and stop Anne from letting the world burn.
From the INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTELLING author, Rebecca Yarros, comes the eagerly anticipated sequel to Fourth Wing . . . ⭐ Author reviews for Fourth Wing ⭐ 'Brutal games, grumpy dragons, sizzling sexual tension . . . a fantasy like you've never read before' JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT, author of FROM BLOOD AND ASH 'Readers of Sarah J. Maas and Leigh Bardugo will flock to this one' BOOKLIST (starred review) 'Fourth Wing hooked me on the first page and did not let go' DANIELLE L. JENSEN, author of THE BRIDGE KINGDOM 'This book had me in an absolute CHOKEHOLD! . . . A mix of Hunger Games and Divergent vibes, with a few elements from ACOTAR thrown in for good measure' NETGALLEY READER REVIEW 'As compelling as it is deadly . . . Fourth Wing is dazzling' NALINI SINGH 'A wild, sexy, rollercoaster of a ride' MARY E. PEARSON 'Utterly immersive, fiercely romantic, and unforgivably addictive' LYNETTE NONI 'Unputdownable thrill ride with an epic love story' TRACY WOLFF 'This expertly crafted romantic fantasy is sure to launch the beginning of a brand-new insatiable fandom!' LEXI RYAN 'I devoured every page and fell hopelessly, desperately in love with these characters . . . Hands down the best book hangover I've ever experienced' HELENA HUNTING 'An exhilarating dragon ride of a fantasy! . . . Move this one to the top of your TBR' SAMANTHA YOUNG 'Kapow, what a story! . . . Rebecca Yarros gives you gutsy young heroines and sexy bad boys' RACHEL HOWZELL HALL 'House of the Dragon meets Divergent in this utterly thrilling, unputdownable new fantasy!' AMALIE HOWARD 'Forbidden romance that simmers off the page; relentless, heart-stopping action; and a delicious, morally gray hero - this is the book I've been waiting for!' GENEVA LEE 'An expertly woven tale in a riveting world of dragons, life-or-death competition, and betrayal, Rebecca Yarros hits all the high notes and delivers a thrilling new romantic fantasy that readers will devour' K.A. TUCKER 'The epic tale of a reluctant dragon rider's coming-of-age with a sexy dark academia aesthetic in her astounding debut fantasy . . . Readers will be spellbound' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review) ⭐ Reader reviews for Fourth Wing ⭐ 'You know when you finish a book, and it leaves an ache in your chest because it was so good, and now it's over?Yeah, that's exactly how I feel after finishing Fourth Wing' Netgalley - five star review 'This book is probably the best fantasy book I have ever read' Netgalley - five star review 'This had everything I wanted in a fantasy romance - a badass female MC, contests and deadly trials, battles, intrigue, corruption, betrayal, female rage, enemies to lovers, slow(ish) burn with a very morally-grey love interest, and of course - DRAGONS' Netgalley - five star review 'A MILLION STARS!!!!!!!!! Everything about this book was incredible' Netgalley - five star review 'I didn't sleep, I didn't eat, and when I finished, I had the overwhelming urge to just start it all over again' Netgalley - five star review
On board the train to Malma Station are a married couple in crisis, a single dad and his young daughter, and a woman searching for the answer to a mystery her mother left behind. The enigmatic Harriet, the controlling Oskar, and the searching Yana - each of these characters carries within them the scars of what has come before.
Malma Station traces the crooked lines of family and history and shows how memories morph to take new shape, postulating that perhaps the past is actually what we can change, rather than the future. The narrative builds like a train hurtling through time, each chapter a separate car hooking into the next.
Malma Station is at once an enchanting and gut-wrenching novel about family secrets and injustices passed on through generations - and a suspenseful hunt for a truth with the power to change everything.
KAREN PIRIE RETURNS IN 2023. A MASTERFUL THRILLER BY THE NO.1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER VAL MCDERMID
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Edinburgh, haunted by the ghosts of its many writers, is also the cold case beat of DCI Karen Pirie. So she shouldn't be surprised when an author's manuscript appears to be a blueprint for an actual crime.
Karen can't ignore the plot's chilling similarities to the unsolved case of an Edinburgh University student who vanished from her own doorstep. The manuscript seems to be the key to unlocking what happened to Lara Hardie, but there's a problem: the author died before he finished it.
As Karen digs deeper, she uncovers a spiralling game of betrayal and revenge, where lies are indistinguishable from the truth and with more than one unexpected twist . . .
The Queen of Crime Val McDermid is at the top of her game in her most gripping and fiendishly clever case yet.
Praise for Val McDermid
'McDermid is at her considerable best' GUARDIAN
'Irresistible' PATRICIA CORNWELL
'A brilliant novel by a supremo of the genre' PETER JAMES
'Another masterpiece' DAVID BALDACCI
'Sensational. One of Britain's most accomplished writers' SUNDAY EXPRESS
Sebastian von Eschburg, scion of a wealthy, self-destructive family, survived his disastrous childhood to become a celebrated if controversial artist. He casts a provocative shadow over the Berlin scene; his disturbing photographs and installations show that truth and reality are two distinct things.
When Sebastian is accused of murdering a young woman and the police investigation takes a sinister turn, seasoned lawyer Konrad Biegler agrees to represent him - and hopes to help himself in the process. But Biegler soon learns that nothing about the case, or the suspect, is what it appears. The new thriller from the acclaimed author of The Collini Case, THE GIRL WHO WASN'T THERE is dark, ingenious and irresistibly gripping.
A breath-taking psychological suspense about obsession and dangerous love. If you loved Verity, this is the No.1 bestselling book you need to read next . . .
Sloan will go through hell and back for those she loves. And she does so, every single day. Caught up with the alluring Asa Jackson, a notorious drug trafficker, Sloan has finally found a lifeline to cling to, even if it's meant compromising her morals. She was in dire straits trying to pay for her brother's care until she met Asa. But as Sloan became emotionally and economically reliant on him, he in turn developed a disturbing obsession with her - one that becomes increasingly dangerous every day.
When undercover DEA agent Carter enters the picture, Sloan's surprised to feel an immediate attraction between them, despite knowing that if Asa finds out, he will kill him. And Asa has always been a step ahead of everyone in his life, including Sloan. No one has ever gotten in his way.
No one except Carter.
Together, Sloan and Carter must find a way out before it's too late . . .
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Too Late was a No.1 Kindle bestseller on 26.08.23