Spring 2015 catalogue

Spring Catalogue 2015 / Fiction 34
The Silent Sister
Diane Chamberlain
From the bestselling author of The
Midwife’s Confession comes a potent
story about family secrets and the ties that
bind us
What if everything you believed in turned out to be a lie?
Riley MacPherson is returning to her childhood home in
North Carolina. A place that holds cherished memories.
While clearing out the house she finds a box of old
newspaper articles – and a shocking family secret begins
to unravel.
Riley has spent her whole life believing that her older
sister Lisa died tragically as a teenager. But now she’s
starting to uncover the truth: her life has been built on
a foundation of lies, told by everyone she loved. Lisa is
alive. Alive and living under a new identity. But why exactly
was she on the run all those years ago, and what secrets
are being kept now?
Diane Chamberlain is the bestselling author of numerous
novels. Her storylines are often a combination of family
drama, intrigue and suspense. She lives in Northern
Carolina with her partner, photographer John Pagliuca,
and her shelties, Keeper and Cole. Visit
www.dianechamberlain.com
Publication date: 01 Jan 15 ISBN: 9781447211303 Price: £7.99
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Spring Catalogue 2015 / Fiction 35
The Year of Taking Chances
Lucy Diamond
The bestselling author of The Beach Café
is back with another warm and witty novel,
all about New Year’s Eve and brand new
starts . . .
In the small Suffolk village of Larkmead, Gemma is
throwing a New Year’s Eve party. It was supposed to
be a small do but sociable husband Spencer has gone
overboard with the invites and now the whole village is
there. Including some new residents: Caitlin, who has
returned to the village where she spent her teenage years
to pack up her much-missed mum’s house and try and
figure out what to do with her life; and Saffron, a PR whizz
who is hiding a life-altering secret which no amount of
spin can change.
At the party, the three women meet over a glass or two
of bubbly and pass around fortune cookies as Big Ben
counts down to midnight. There’ll be no futile diet vows
or promises to hit the gym for these women: they are
interested in taking a chance on a brighter future.
As the year unfolds the women come to lean on each
other more and more as shocks, disappointments and
rifts test them to their limits. But those fortune cookie
messages start seeming strangely accurate . . .
Lucy Diamond lives in Bath with her husband and their
three children. When she isn’t slaving away on a new book
(ahem) you can find her on Twitter @LDiamondAuthor or
on Facebook www.facebook.com/LucyDiamondAuthor
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Spring Catalogue 2015 / Fiction 36
The Little Old Lady Who Struck Lucky Again!
Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
You’re never too old to have some
fun . . .
The little old lady is back! This time, Martha Andersson
and her friends – the League of Pensioners – have left
behind their dreary care home in Stockholm and are
enjoying the bright lights of Las Vegas.
This is their opportunity for a new lease of life and they
plan to make the most of it. But before long, they are up
to their old tricks. And with ingenious tactics, a pair of
false teeth and a wheelchair each, they plot to outwit the
security system at one of the casinos.
As their antics become more and more daring, Martha
and her friends head back to Sweden to continue their
money-making schemes. However, they aren’t the only
ones planning on stealing bucket loads of cash and soon
find themselves pitted against a gang of dangerous
criminals.
Can the group of elderly friends work together to
outsmart the younger robbers and get away with their
biggest heist yet? Or will this job be a step too far for the
League of Pensioners?
Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg is a Swedish author who
has written seventeen books in several genres, including
popular science, cartoon, children’s and historical fiction.
Her bestselling novel The Little Old Lady Who Broke All
the Rules was her first book to be published in English.
Publication date: 15 Jan 15 ISBN: 9781447274902 Price: £7.99
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Spring Catalogue 2015 / Fiction 37
Scarred for Life
Kerry Wilkinson
The ninth novel in the DS Jessica Daniel
series from the number one bestselling
author
DI Jessica Daniel is not having a good week. Her wallet’s
been nicked, the refurbished incident room is already
falling apart, and a new football-mad constable is driving
her crazy.
She also has bigger things on her mind. A student’s
body has been dumped in a wheelie bin at the back of
a university building, with a vague link to an Olympic
medallist and a theory that it could have been an
induction that went wrong.
There’s the tattooed shop raider who has her team
stumped; someone attacking lone women; a chief
inspector who seems to have a problem with her; and
someone putting letters through her front door insisting
that she’s caught ‘the wrong man’.
Worlds are colliding for Jessica – and, if she’s not careful,
someone close to her might not make it out in one piece.
Kerry Wilkinson’s debut, Locked In, the first title in
the detective Jessica Daniel series, was written as a
challenge to himself but became a UK Number One
Kindle bestseller within three months of release. Kerry has
a degree in journalism, plays cricket badly and complains
about the weather a lot. He was born in Somerset but now
lives in Lancashire, thus explaining the climate gripes.
Publication date: 29 Jan 15 ISBN: 9781447247890 Price: £7.99
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Spring Catalogue 2015 / Fiction 38
The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah
Two sisters. One needs to learn to be
brave. One needs to learn to be afraid.
Bravery, courage, fear and love in a time
of war
Despite their differences, sisters Viann and Isabelle have
always been close. Younger, bolder Isabelle lives in Paris
while Viann is content with life in the French countryside
with her husband Antoine and their daughter. But when
the Second World War strikes, Antoine is sent off to fight
and Viann finds herself isolated, so Isabelle is sent by their
father to help her.
As the war progresses, the sisters’ relationship and
strength is tested. With life changing in unbelievably
horrific ways, Viann and Isabelle will find themselves facing
frightening situations and responding in ways they never
thought possible as bravery and resistance take different
forms in each of their actions.
Vivid and exquisite in its illumination of a time and place
that was filled with atrocities, but also humanity and
strength, Kristin Hannah’s novel will provoke thought and
discussion that will have readers talking long after they
finish reading.
Kristin Hannah is a New York Times bestselling author.
She is a former lawyer turned writer and is the mother
of one son. She and her husband live in the Pacific
Northwest near Seattle, and Hawaii. Night Road was a
2011 TV Book Club Summer Read selection.
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Spring Catalogue 2015 / Fiction 39
Total War Rome: Untitled 2
David Gibbins
The second book in the epic Total War
series
Inspired by the bestselling game, Total War: Rome II .
Through David Gibbins’ powerful storytelling and
astonishing historical research, he takes us on a journey to
the core of Roman times, through a world of extraordinary
military tactics and political intrigue that Rome’s warriors
and citizens used to cheat death.
David Gibbins is the author of eight previous historical
adventure novels that have sold over two million copies
and are published in twenty-nine languages. He taught
archaeology, ancient history and art history as a university
lecturer, before turning to writing fiction full-time. He is a
passionate diver and has led numerous expeditions, some
that led to extraordinary discoveries of ten-thousand-yearold artefacts.
David divides his time between England and a farm and
wilderness tract in Canada where he does most of his
writing. www.davidgibbins.com
Publication date: 29 Jan 15 ISBN: 9781447237112 Price: £7.99
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Spring Catalogue 2015 / Fiction 40
Welcome Home
Margaret Dickinson
There are some things which even the
closest friendship cannot survive . . . Neighbours Edie Kelsey and Lil Horton have been friends
for over twenty years, sharing the joys and sorrows of a
tough life as the wives of fishermen in Grimsby. So it was
no surprise that their children were close and that Edie’s
son, Frank, and Lil’s daughter, Irene, would fall in love and
marry at a young age.
But the declaration of war in 1939 changed everything.
Frank went off to fight, and Irene and baby Tommy, along
with Edie’s youngest son, are sent to the countryside for
safety. With Edie’s husband, Archie, fishing the dangerous
waters in the North Sea and daughter Beth in London
doing ‘important war work’, Edie’s family is torn apart.
Friendship sustains Edie and Lil, but tragedy follows and
there’s also concern that Beth seems to have disappeared.
But it is Irene’s return, during the VE day celebrations, that
sends shock waves through the family and threatens to
tear Edie and Lil’s friendship apart forever.
Born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, Margaret Dickinson
moved to the coast at the age of seven and so began
her love for the sea and the Lincolnshire landscape. Her
ambition to be a writer began early and she had her first
novel published at the age of twenty-five. Her 2012 and
2013 novels, Jenny’s War and The Clippie Girls, were both
top twenty best sellers and her 2014 novel, Fairfield Hall,
featured on the Sunday Times top ten bestseller list.
Publication date: 29 Jan 15 ISBN: 9781447237259 Price: £6.99
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Spring Catalogue 2015 / Fiction 41
Life Deluxe
Jens Lapidus
From father to daughter. From sister to
brother. The legacy is passed on
Drug dealer Jorge is just out of prison but already bored
with his new existence selling lattes and cappuccinos at
a cafe. Who wouldn’t be? But big money looms, if he can
pull off an audacious last heist.
What he doesn’t know is that the police are already
closing in: an undercover investigator has wormed his
way deep into Stockholm’s criminal circles, close to Jorge.
And also close to JW, the part-time student, part-time cab
driver who turned to crime – and got in over his head – in
order to keep himself in with a rich party crowd.
At the same time, someone is trying to take down
the Godfather himself, Radovan Kranjic. What would
Stockholm be like with Radovan gone? Who would be
Stockholm’s new king – or queen – of crime?
As the novel unfurls, answers will be found amid the
voracious hunt for money, power and a carefree life. The
goal is easy – and the life deluxe.
Jens Lapidus is the man behind the most talked about
Swedish – first novel in a decade: Easy Money – the first
title in the internationally bestselling Stockholm Noir
Trilogy. A young and highly successful criminal defense
lawyer, Lapidus’ professional experience of representing
some of the most notorious criminals in the country has
given him unique insights into a world that most people
would rather not acknowledge. Jens Lapidus lives in
Stockholm with his wife.
Publication date: 12 Feb 15 ISBN: 9781447256434 Price: £7.99
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Spring Catalogue 2015 / Fiction 42
Mightier than the Sword
Jeffrey Archer
The fifth gripping novel in the epic Clifton
Chronicles series
When the bomb goes off, how many passengers on the
Buckingham lose their lives? You will only find out if you
read the opening chapter of Mightier than the Sword.
When Harry visits his publisher in New York, he’s told
that he’s been elected the new president of English PEN,
and immediately launches a campaign for the release of
a fellow author, Anatoly Babakov, who’s imprisoned in a
Russian gulag in Siberia. Babakov’s crime? Writing a book
called Uncle Joe, an insight into what it was like to work
for Josef Stalin. So determined is Harry to see Babakov
released and the book published, that he puts his own life
in danger.
Emma Clifton, now the chairman of Barrington Shipping,
is facing the repercussions of the IRA attack on the
Buckingham. Some board members feel she should
resign, but her son Sebastian Clifton, newly elected to the
board, is determined that she’ll remain Chairman. Once
again, Giles’s political career is thrown off balance by none
other than his old adversary, Major Alex Fisher.
Jeffrey Archer, whose novels and short stories include
Kane and Abel, A Prisoner of Birth and Cat O’ Nine Tales,
has topped the bestseller lists around the world, with
sales of over 270 million copies. He is the only author ever
to have been a number one bestseller in fiction, short
stories and non-fiction. He is married and lives in London
and Cambridge.
Publication date: 26 Feb 15 ISBN: 9780230748262 Price: £20.00
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Spring Catalogue 2015 / Fiction 43
War Babies
Annie Murray
From the bestselling author of Chocolate
Girls comes a brand new novel set in
Birmingham during World War II
Rachel Booker has had a difficult start in life. When her
father dies, deep in gambling debt, her mother must
harden herself to make ends meet, but becomes so
hardened she has little room left for affection or warmth.
Mother and daughter work at the open market in
Birmingham, selling whatever they can find just to put a
little food on the table.
But the market has a silver lining: it’s there that Rachel
makes her first childhood friend, Danny. As they grow
older, the friendship turns into something more and their
innocent romance gives Rachel the care and comfort she’s
always craved. But at just sixteen, as World War II breaks
out, Rachel falls pregnant. They marry in haste but it isn’t
long before Danny is called up.
Left on the homefront with a new baby and little else,
Rachel must scrape by with the other residents of
Sparkbrook. But if Danny ever makes it home, will he be
the same boy she loved so fiercely? And if Rachel can
sustain the family until then, will she end up as hardhearted as her own mother?
Annie Murray was born in Berkshire and read English at
St John’s College, Oxford. Annie has four children and
lives near Reading.
Publication date: 26 Feb 15 ISBN: 9781447234012 Price: £20.00
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Spring Catalogue 2015 / Fiction 44
No Place to Die
Clare Donoghue
The second book in the DI Lockyer series
Imagine your worst nightmare . . .
DS Jane Bennett takes charge of South London’s
Lewisham murder squad following the temporary
suspension of her boss, DI Mike Lockyer. His involvement
with a female witness resulted in her murder.
Jane is sent to a site in Elmstead Woods where she
stumbles upon a sinister murder scene. It seems that
the body is that of missing university student, Maggie
Hungerford. Her killer recorded her last moments, until
the game lost its thrill . . .
Two men admit to having had a sexual relationship with
Maggie. Both deny murder. Someone is lying.
Lockyer returns to work and is shocked into supporting
Bennett in a case where it is evident that their hunt is for
a killer with a mind so twisted that he, or she, is likely to
stop at nothing.
After ten years in London, working for a City law firm,
Clare Donoghue moved back to her home town in
Somerset to undertake an MA in creative writing at Bath
Spa University. Never Look Back was her first novel and in
2011, whilst still an unpublished manuscript under the title
of Chasing Shadows, was long-listed for the CWA Debut
Dagger.
Publication date: 12 Mar 15 ISBN: 9781447239345 Price: £7.99
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Spring Catalogue 2015 / Fiction 45
Secrets of the Singer Girls
Kate Thompson
A heart-warming and moving novel about
the brave, hardworking women who kept
the homefires burning in the East End of
London during World War Two
1942. Sixteen-year-old Poppy Percival turns up at the
gates of Trout’s clothing factory in Bethnal Green with no
idea what her new life might have in store. There to start
work as a seamstress and struggling to get to grips with
the noise, dirt and devastation of East London, she can’t
help but miss the quiet countryside of home. But Poppy
harbours a dark secret – one that wrenched her away from
all she knew and from which she is still suffering . . .
And Poppy’s not the only one with a secret. Each of her
new friends at the factory is hiding something painful.
Vera Shadwell, the forelady, has had a hard life with scars
both visible and concealed; her sister Daisy has romantic
notions that could get her in trouble; and Sal Fowler, a
hardworking mother, worries about her two evacuated
boys for good reason. Bound by ties of friendship, loyalty
and family, the devastating events of the war will throw
each of their lives into turmoil but also bring these women
closer to each other than they could ever have imagined.
Kate Thompson is a journalist with over fifteen years’
experience as a writer for the broadsheets and women’s
weekly magazines. She is now freelance and, as well as
writing for newspapers, she’s a seasoned ghostwriter.
Secrets of the Singer Girls is her first novel.
Publication date: 26 Mar 15 ISBN: 9781447280866 Price: £7.99
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Spring Catalogue 2015 / Fiction 46
The Einstein Code
Tom West
An action-packed thriller by the Sunday
Times bestselling author
A lost cipher. A race against time to decode it.
Marine archaeologists Kate Wetherall and Lou Bates are
diving off Howland Island in the middle of the Pacific
Ocean, when a torpedo-shaped object hurtles through
the water towards them; the fuselage of Amelia Earhart’s
lost plane. In the cockpit, they find a corroded metal
cylinder the size of a baton.
Landing back on US soil, Kate and Lou are arrested
and interrogated by special forces, and the cylinder
confiscated. Behind the arrests is Glena Buckingham, CEO
of the powerful energy conglomerate Eurenergy, as she
too has discovered that the wrecked plane may have held
precious secret cargo.
Meanwhile, an extraordinary piece of footage has come
to light – of Einstein talking about a radical new defence
technology he had been working on.
Whoever can decrypt the lost cipher, which holds the key
to Einstein’s secret defence technology, could hold the
key to global power.
Tom West is the pseudonym for an internationally
bestselling author of nine novels. Private Down Under,
which he co-wrote with James Patterson under the name
Michael White, is the latest in the Private series. Tom West
lives in Perth, Australia.
Publication date: 26 Mar 15 ISBN: 9781447210344 Price: £7.99
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Spring Catalogue 2015 / Fiction 47
Dangerous
Jessie Keane
Whatever the price, she is willing to
pay it . . .
Coronation year: 1953. Fifteen-year-old Clara Dolan’s
world is turned upside down following the shock death
of her mother. Battling to keep what remains of her
family together, Clara vows to keep her younger siblings,
Bernadette and Harry, safe whatever the cost.
With the arrival of the swinging sixties, Clara finds herself
swept up in London’s dark underworld where the glamour
of Soho’s dazzling nightclubs sit in stark contrast to the
terrifying gangland violence that threatens the new life
she has worked so hard to build.
Sinking further into an existence defined by murder and
betrayal, Clara soon realizes that success often comes at a
very high price . . .
Jessie Keane was born rich. Then the family business
went bust and she was left poor and struggling in dead
end jobs, so she knows both ends of the spectrum and
tells it straight. Her fascination with London and the
underworld led her to write the number one Heatseeker
Dirty Game, followed by bestsellers Black Widow, Scarlet
Women, Jail Bird, The Make and Playing Dead. She now
lives in Hampshire. You can reach Jessie on her website
www.jessiekeane.com
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Spring Catalogue 2015 / Fiction 48
The Salmon Who Dared to Leap Higher
Ahn Do-hyun
A life-affirming, inspirational modern
fable about love, life and daring to be
different
The life of the salmon is a predictable one: swimming
upstream to the place of its birth to spawn, and then
dying. This is the story of one salmon who dared to
be different – to leap beyond its fate. It’s a story about
growing up, and about aching and ardent love. For
swimming upstream means pursuing something the
salmon cannot see: a dream.
Ahn Do-hyun is a multi-million bestselling, award-winning
Korean poet. He was born in 1961 in Yeocheon, Korea,
and graduated from Wonkwang University where he
studied Korean literature. His writing career took off when
he won the Daegu Maeil Shinmun Annual Literary Contest
with his poem ‘Nakdong River’ in 1981 and the Dong-A
Ilbo Annual Literary Contest with his poem ‘Jeon Bong-jun
Goes to Seoul’ in 1984. Ahn also received the 1996 Young
Poet´s Award and the 1998 Kim So-wol Literature Prize.
This is his first work to be translated into English.
Publication date: 09 Apr 15 ISBN: 9781447269991 Price: £7.99
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Spring Catalogue 2015 / Fiction 49
The Kraken Project
Douglas Preston
A new thriller from the New York Times
bestselling author of Impact
NASA is building a probe to be splashed down in the
Kraken Mare, the largest sea on Saturn’s great moon,
Titan. It is one of the most promising habitats for
extraterrestrial life in the solar system, but the surface
is unstable and dangerous, requiring the probe to be
outfitted with artificial intelligence software. Melissa
Shepherd, a brilliant programmer, has developed
‘Dorothy’, a powerful, self-modifying AI whose potential
is both revolutionary and terrifying. When miscalculations
lead to a catastrophe during testing, Dorothy flees into
the Internet.
Former CIA agent Wyman Ford is tapped to help track
down the rogue AI. As Ford and Shepherd search for
Dorothy, they realize that her horrific experiences in the
wasteland of the Internet have changed her in ways they
can barely imagine. Traumatized, angry, and relentlessly
hunted, Dorothy devises a plan. Is the AI bent on
saving the world . . . or on wiping out the cancer that is
humankind?
Douglas Preston is the author of The Monster of Florence
and the New York Times bestsellers Impact, Tyrannosaur
Canyon, and Blasphemy. He is the co-author, with Lincoln
Child, of the famed Pendergast series of novels, including
such bestselling titles as The Book of the Dead and The
Wheel of Darkness, as well as The Relic, which was made
into a number one box office hit movie.
Publication date: 23 Apr 15 ISBN: 9781447274384 Price: £7.99
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Spring Catalogue 2015 / Fiction 50
Jørgen Brekke Untitled Book 2
Jørgen Brekke
Jørgen Brekke returns at the top of his
game in this nonstop thrill ride through
place – and time
A promising young singer is found dead in a clearing in
a forest, gruesomely murdered – her larynx cut out, and
an antique music box placed carefully atop her body,
playing a mysterious lullaby that sounds familiar, but that
no one can quite place. Chief Inspector Odd Singsaker, of
the Trondheim Police Department, still recovering from a
serious illness, is called in to investigate.
Another young girl, also known for her melodic singing
voice, suddenly goes missing. As the Trondheim police
follow the trail of this deadly killer, it becomes clear that
both cases are somehow connected to a centuries-old
ballad called ‘The Golden Peace,’. This lullaby promises
the soundest, sweetest sleep to the listener – and as
time ticks by, the elusive killer seems as if he will stop at
nothing to get his hands on this perfect lullaby.
Jørgen Brekke lives in Trondheim with his wife and
three children. His first novel, Where Evil Lies, was on the
Norwegian bestseller lists for four months and has been
sold in twelve countries.
Publication date: 16 Apr 15 ISBN: 9781447222743 Price: £7.99
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Spring Catalogue 2015 / Fiction 51
Untitled Baldacci 15
David Baldacci
New standalone thriller from the Sunday
Times number one bestseller
Amos Decker is a former professional football player
whose career was ended by a terrible injury. Now a police
detective, Amos is still haunted by a side effect from the
accident he can never forget. One night Decker comes
home from a stakeout to find his wife, young daughter
and brother-in-law horrifically murdered. Obviously
scarred and nearly broken, Decker has to use his skills as
a detective and his unusual brain capacity to try and catch
the monster who killed his family.
David Baldacci is a worldwide bestselling novelist. With
his books published in over 45 different languages and in
more than 80 countries, and with over 110 million copies
in print, he is one of the world’s favourite storytellers.
David is also the co-founder, along with his wife, of the
Wish You Well Foundation, a non-profit organization
dedicated to eliminating illiteracy across America. Still a
resident of his native Virginia, he invites you to visit him at
www.DavidBaldacci.com
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Spring Catalogue 2015 / Fiction 52
What Doesn’t Kill Her
Carla Norton
‘Brilliant. A perfect blend of literary style,
psychological insight and edge-of-seat
thriller’ Jeffery Deaver
In this sequel to Norton’s debut novel, The Edge of
Normal, Reeve is moving closer to the normal life she so
craves, no longer defined by the kidnapping that changed
her life. But when her abductor, Daryl Wayne Flint,
escapes from a hospital for the criminally insane, Reeve’s
new-found strength and tranquility are about to be tested
in ways neither she nor Flint could have imagined.
Carla Norton is the co-author of the number one New
York Times bestselling Perfect Victim: The True Story
of the Girl in the Box. She covered that true case of
abduction, captivity and abuse as a reporter and became
an authority on how women survive the misery of captivity
and re-build their lives. Carla lives in Florida.
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Spring Catalogue 2015 / Fiction 53
Tiffany Blue
Karen Swan
A return to the characters from the
bestselling Christmas at Tiffany’s
Everyone knows Cassie and Henry are meant to be
together. She’s got a smile on her face and a Tiffany’s ring
on her finger and all that’s needed is a date to get to the ‘I
do’s.’ Only, Cassie’s Vintage Catering business is booked
for every Ascot for the next five years, she won’t commit to
a mortgage on a place together and she’s spending more
time helping her friend Suzy plan other people’s weddings
than her own.
Suzy and Henry’s wild and younger cousin Gem has no
such hesitations. She’s heading to the aisle at a sprint.
But Cassie notices fault-lines in the relationship no one
else appears to see, and her friendly advice to think twice
spectacularly backfires.
As Henry departs for a jade mine hunt in Africa, Cassie
commits to a summer in Cornwall to try to make amends
with Gem. She tells herself everyone has to be allowed
to make their own mistakes, but when news comes that
Henry’s disappeared, she realizes she’s made one of her
own – and that a happy ending and Happy Ever After
aren’t necessarily one and the same.
Karen Swan was previously a fashion editor and lives in
East Sussex with her husband and three children. Her first
novel, Players, was published in 2010, followed by Prima
Donna. In 2011 Karen’s third novel, Christmas at Tiffany’s,
was a Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller.
Publication date: 07 May 15 ISBN: 9781447280194 Price: £7.99
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Spring Catalogue 2015 / Fiction 54
The Chosen Queen
Joanna Courtney
1066: A date that changed the course
of history; a date that changed her life
forever
Love should be free – that is what Edyth Alfgarsdottir has
always believed. As a young girl she witnessed Earl Harold
standing barefoot to handfast himself to the beautiful
Lady Svana and has yearned for her own lovematch ever
since.
Amongst England’s royal court, political matches are rife,
while King Edward is still without an heir. When her family
are exiled to the wild Welsh court, Edyth unexpectedly
finds herself falling for the charismatic Griffin – first King
of all of Wales. Becoming his Queen catapults Edyth onto
the opposing side of a bitter feud between England and
Wales.
Years later, Edyth is in line to take the crown of England.
This time the lines of love and duty are far more blurred.
As 1066 dawns, Edyth will be asked to make a sacrifice,
perhaps the greatest of all. In the midst of war, can love –
and freedom – survive?
Joanna Courtney has wanted to be a writer ever since she
could read. So it was no surprise when Joanna pursued
her passion for books at Cambridge University.
Joanna is fascinated by defining moments in history and
has loved being able to immerse herself in the world of
the Anglo-Saxons, Normans and Vikings whilst writing The
Queen’s of the Conquest trilogy.
Publication date: 07 May 15 ISBN: 9781447281900 Price: £12.99
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Spring Catalogue 2015 / Fiction 55
The Scarlet Gospels
Clive Barker
The long-anticipated new novel from
bestselling author Clive Barker
The last of Earth’s magicians are living in fear. A Cenobite
Hell Priest known as Pinhead is killing them off, gorging
on their knowledge to enhance his own magical powers as
part of a quest to takeover Hell.
Meanwhile, Private Investigator Harry D’Amour is fulfilling
the final wishes of the dead, who communicate with his
business associate, the blind medium Norma Paine. But
while investigating one such case, Harry inadvertently
opens up a rift between Hell and the real world.
When nemesis Pinhead emerges through the portal, a
vicious battle ensues. After failing to enlist Harry as one
of his Scarlet Gospels – an elite group of messengers
who will witness his takeover of the underworld – Pinhead
captures Norma and Harry realizes he must go through
hell – literally – to save her.
Clive Barker is a legendary author, film-maker and visual
artist. His accumen as a horror writer has been praised
as some of the most influential to pop culture in recent
times. Stephen King hailed Barker as ‘the future of horror’.
His Books of Blood series, films, comic books, art, and his
novella The Hellbound Heart, which first introduced the
world to Pinhead and inspired the Hellraiser movies, have
amassed a global cult following and cemented their place
in pop culture history. The Scarlet Gospels marks Barker’s
highly anticipated return to horror fiction.
Publication date: 07 May 15 Page extent: 288 Rights: WELXUSCN
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Spring Catalogue 2015 / Fiction 56
The Wrong Girl
David Hewson
The second book in the thrilling new
Amsterdam-set series
Amsterdam is bursting at the seams with children trying
to get a glimpse of their hero and families enjoying
the occasion. The police are out in force, struggling to
manage the crowds on one of the busiest days of the year.
Brigadier Pieter Vos is on duty with his young assistant,
Laura Bakker, when the first grenade hits. In the chaos a
young girl wearing a pink jacket is kidnapped.
But the abducted child isn’t the daughter of an
Amsterdam aristocrat as the terrorists first thought.
She’s the daughter of an impoverished Georgian
prostitute, friendless and trapped in the web of vice that
is Amsterdam’s Red Light District. As the security forces
and the police clash over the ensuing investigation,
Vos and Laura Bakker struggle to uncover the shocking
truth behind the girl’s abduction. What is the life of one
immigrant child worth in the greater political game
emerging around them?
David Hewson is the author of ten novels in the highly
acclaimed Detective Nic Costa series, and is the author
to bring the Danish TV crime drama The Killing to the
literary market place. David’s new detective crime series
started with The House of Dolls, which published in 2014.
Formerly a journalist working for the Sunday Times,The
Times and the Independent, he lives in Kent.
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Spring Catalogue 2015 / Fiction 57
Renegade
Kerry Wilkinson
The second book in a page-turning new
trilogy by Kindle bestselling author Kerry
Wilkinson
Silver Blackthorn is on the run. All she really wants is to
be reunited with her family and friends but the time for
thinking about herself has passed. Now the fates of eleven
other teenagers are in her hands – and they are all looking
to her for a plan.
With an entire country searching for the escaped
Offerings, Silver is under pressure to keep them all from
the clutches of the Minister Prime, King Victor and the
Kingsmen. As expectations are piled upon the girl with
the silver streak in her hair, she realises that life will never
be the same again.
Huge changes are on the horizon and Silver is in the thick
of them . . .
Kerry Wilkinson’s debut, Locked In, the first title in
the detective Jessica Daniel series, was written as a
challenge to himself but became a UK Number One
Kindle bestseller within three months of release. Kerry has
a degree in journalism, plays cricket badly and complains
about the weather a lot. He was born in Somerset but now
lives in Lancashire, thus explaining the climate gripes.
Publication date: 14 May 2015 ISBN: 9781447235316 Price: £7.99
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Spring Catalogue 2015 / Fiction 58
The Silence
F. R. Tallis
In the depths of the ocean, no one will
hear you scream
1941. German submarine U-471 patrols the stormy
inhospitable waters of the north Atlantic. It is commanded by
Siegfried Lorenz, a maverick SS officer who does not believe
in the war he is bound by duty and honour to fight in.
U-471 receives a triple-encoded message with instructions
to collect two prisoners from a vessel located off the
Icelandic coast and transport them to the base at Brest,
and British submarine commander, Sutherland, and an
Austrian academic, Klein, are taken on board. Contact
between the prisoners and Lorenz has been forbidden,
and it transpires that this special mission has been
ordered by an unknown source, high up in the SS. It is
rumoured that Klein is working on a secret weapon that
could change the course of the war . . .
Then, Sutherland goes rogue, and a series of shocking,
brutal events occur. In the aftermath, disturbing things
start happening on the boat. It seems that a lethal,
supernatural force is stalking the crew, wrestling with
Lorenz for control. A thousand feet under the dark, icy
waves, it doesn’t matter how loud you scream . . .
F. R. Tallis is a writer and clinical psychologist. He has
received or been shortlisted for numerous awards,
including the New London Writers’ Award, the Ellis Peters
Historical Dagger, the Elle Prix de Letrice, and two Edgars.
His latest novels include The Forbidden, The Sleep Room
and The Voices.
Publication date: 21 May 15 ISBN: 9781447236047 Price: £7.99
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Spring Catalogue 2015 / Fiction 59
Meet Me at the Pier Head
Ruth Hamilton
Together they could take on the world . . .
Headmaster Theodore Quinn has lived in Liverpool since
coming over from America to fight for Britain in the 1940s.
Over ten years later he is harbouring two secrets and scars
that are both physical and emotional.
Where women are concerned, he and his secrets are
a closed shop, until Tia Bellamy walks into his life. A
nuisance, and a Kentish daughter to an ageing dynasty,
Tia Bellamy cuts through Theo’s reserve, and the first of
his secrets is shared with her.
The pair grow close to the residents of the Lady Streets, a
tight community that looks after its own, and in particular
to Maggie Stone and her little granddaughter Rosie. Then
Theo reveals his second secret, and everything in their life
begins to change . . .
Ruth Hamilton is the bestselling author of numerous
novels, including Mulligan’s Yard, The Bells of Scotland
Road, Lights of Liverpool and A Liverpool Song. She is
one of the north-west of England’s most popular writers.
She was born in Bolton, and has spent most of her life in
Lancashire. She now lives in Liverpool.
Publication date: 21 May 15 ISBN: 9780230769069 Price: £20.00
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Spring Catalogue 2015 / Fiction 60
Coming Up Roses
Rachael Lucas
A charming novel from the bestselling
author of Sealed with a Kiss, blooming
with humour and romance!
Would-be gardening journalist Daisy can’t believe her luck
when her parents announce they’re off on a midlife crisis
gap year, leaving her in charge of their gorgeous garden,
much in need of her expert TLC. And coming after a bad
break-up, some peace and quiet in the countryside is just
what she needs. Only, village life turns out to be anything
but – with nosey neighbours and greedy developers
instantly stirring up trouble.
What Daisy really needs is a good friend, or three. So when
she comes across Elaine, Coral and Lauren, she’s relieved
to have multiple shoulders to cry on. But each of the new
friends is dealing with a drama of their own – a marriage in
crisis, a family secret and juggling a hectic business.
As Daisy wrestles the garden into something like
beautiful order, can she get a grip on her new feelings for
handsome Irish rogue Garret and stop her parents selling
up to a developer?
Rachael Lucas is a mother, outgoing introvert, reader, bed
lover, early morning riser, night owl and a sleep deprived
mass of contradictions. Rachael lives by the seaside in the
North West of England with her partner, their blended
family of six children, a very hairy dog and two and a half
cats. For more about Rachael, visit her blog at
www.talesfromthevillage.com or say hello to her on
Twitter, @karamina.
Publication date: 21 May 15 ISBN: 9781447265481 Price: £6.99
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Spring Catalogue 2015 / Fiction 61
The Mourner
Susan Wilkins
‘A thundering new talent – read it and be
gripped’ Jessie Keane, author of Lawless
Kaz Phelps has escaped her brother and her criminal past
to become an anonymous art student in Glasgow. But can
life under the witness protection scheme ever give her the
freedom she craves?
Banged up and brooding, Joey Phelps faces thirty years
behind bars. Still, with cash and connections on the outside,
can an overstretched prison system really contain him?
Helen Warner, once Kaz’s lawyer and lover, is a rising star in
Parliament. But has she made the kind of enemies who have
no regard for the democratic process, or even the law?
Ousted from the police and paralysed by tragic personal
loss, Nicci Armstrong is in danger of going under. Can a
job she doesn’t want with a private security firm help her to
put her life back on track?
A murder dressed up as suicide and corruption that goes
to the heart of government unite ex-cop and ex-con in a
deadly quest to learn the truth. What they discover proves
what both have always known – villainy is rife on both sides
of the law.
After a degree in law and a stint as a journalist, Susan
Wilkins embarked on a career in television drama. She has
written numerous scripts for shows ranging from Casualty
and Heartbeat to Coronation Street and Eastenders. The
Informant was her first novel.
Publication date: 21 May 15 ISBN: 9781447241447 Price: £7.99
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Spring Catalogue 2015 / Fiction 62
China Miéville short stories
China Miéville
A new collection of short stories from this
critically acclaimed and multiple awardwinning author
A short story collection comprising seven previously
published short stories and multiple brand new, neverbefore-seen short stories.
China Miéville is a three-time winner of the prestigious
Arthur C. Clarke Award and has also won the British
Fantasy Award twice. He has written numerous novels and
been published to dazzling critical acclaim.
Publication date: 04 Jun 15 Page extent: 400 Rights: WELXUSCN
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Spring Catalogue 2015 / Fiction 63
Summer at Shell Cottage
Lucy Diamond
The new must-pack beach read from
bestselling author Lucy Diamond
The Tarrant family have been holidaying in a large seaside
house in Devon every summer for years. Though children
Freya and Robert are now grown up, and have families
of their own, the tradition has continued. But this year
things are heartbreakingly different: patriarch Alec has
died suddenly after forty happy years of marriage to
Olivia. Now retired and widowed, Olivia is persuaded that
going back to Devon is just the distraction she needs. It
will also give her the peace and quiet to work through a
confusing clause in Alec’s will: he’s left a sum of money to
a mysterious Leo Browne, someone she’s never heard of
before . . .
Freya also needs to get away from it all. She’s struggling
with her work, her marriage and the loss of her beloved
dad and it doesn’t help that her husband is so distant. Her
brother Robert seems to have a better handle on things,
with a new family and exciting career to boast of. But the
truth is far from rosy.
Over one last summer at Shell Cottage, the Tarrants may
just find that family life is rarely postcard-perfect, but are
they strong enough to weather the storms?
Lucy Diamond lives in Bath with her husband and their
three children. When she isn’t slaving away on a new book
(ahem) you can find her on Twitter @LDiamondAuthor or
Facebook www.facebook.com/LucyDiamondAuthor
Publication date: 04 Jun 15 ISBN: 9781447257806 Price: £7.99
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Spring Catalogue 2015 / Fiction 64
Blue Moon
Pam Weaver
A fantastic new saga novel from
bestselling author Pam Weaver, her
first with Pan Macmillan
Worthing, 1931. Money is still tight following The Great
Depression, and the Bateman family must all pull their
weight to make ends meet. But this happy, hardworking
family is shocked to their core when father Cecil dies
tragically in a fishing accident. As they all handle their
heart-breaking grief in different ways, brother Percy turns
to the Black Shirts who have recently started making
trouble in the town. As the troubles escalate to violence,
will he see right from wrong?
It falls to Polly, the daughter of the family, to hold them
all together. But she has her own dreams for a life outside
the seaside town and a long-buried family secret may just
upturn all her hard work . . .
Pam Weaver’s saga novels, There’s Always Tomorrow,
Better Days Will Come, Pack Up Your Troubles and For
Better For Worse, are set in Worthing during the austerity
years. Pam’s inspiration comes from her love of people
and their stories and her passion for the town of Worthing.
With the sea on one side and the Downs on the other,
Worthing has a scattering of small villages within its urban
sprawl, and in some cases tight-knit communities, making
it an ideal setting for the modern saga.
Publication date: 21 May 15 ISBN: 9781447275886 Price: £7.99
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Spring Catalogue 2015 / Fiction 65
You Are Dead
Peter James
Brighton’s finest detective is back . . . the
latest Roy Grace novel by the multi-million
copy bestselling author Peter James
The last words Nick Walton hears from his fiancée, Logan
Somervile, are in a terrified mobile phone call from her.
She has driven into the underground car park beneath
a block of flats in Brighton. Then she screams and the
phone goes dead. The police are on the scene within
minutes, but Logan has vanished.
That same afternoon, workmen digging in a park
elsewhere in the city unearth the remains of a young
woman who has been dead for thirty years.
At first, to Roy Grace and his team, these two events
seem unconnected. But then another young woman
goes missing and another body from the past surfaces.
Meanwhile, an eminent psychiatrist meets with a man who
claims to know a piece of information about Logan. Later,
Roy Grace makes the chilling realization that this man may
hold the key to both the past and the present . . . Brighton
has its first serial killer in over eighty years.
Peter James is one of Britain’s bestselling crime writers. His
novels, including the Sunday Times number one bestselling
Roy Grace series, have been translated into thirty-six
languages, with worldwide sales of fifteen million copies.
He divides his time between his homes in Notting Hill,
London, and near Brighton in Sussex.
Publication date: 04 Jun 15 Page extent: 400 Rights: WELXUS
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