New Books issue 40 July 2014

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New Books issue 40 - July 2014


All titles are available for loan and sale unless otherwise stated.

Adult Fiction

Baker, Jo. Longbourn. Historical fiction.

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice below stairs - the story of romance, intrigue, and drama among the servants of the Bennet household.

2014. 6v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 24748803.

Barclay, Linwood. A tap on the window. Thriller.

When Cal Weaver stops at red light on a rainy night while driving home, a bedraggled-looking teenaged girl starts tapping on his window. OK, so giving a ride to a teenage girl might not be the smartest move, but how much harm could it do? Over the next 24 hours Cal is about to find out.

2013. 6v. Price: £16.99. Order No: 24749203.

Betts, Charlotte. The spice merchant's wife. Historical fiction.

1666. London is devastated by the great fire. Widowed and penniless, Kate seeks refuge in The House of Perfume, the home of blind perfumer Gabriel Harte, who awakens Kate's senses to a whole new world. But as she flees from this forbidden love, her husband's murderer comes looking for her.

2014. 6v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 24748503.

Brody, Frances. Dying in the wool: a Kate Shackleton mystery. Crime fiction.

Nothing exceptional happens in the village, except for the day when Joshua Braithwaite, goes missing. Has he run off with his mistress, or was he murdered for his mounting coffers? But as Kate taps into the lives of the Bridgestead dwellers, she opens cracks that some would kill to keep closed.

2009. 6v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 24748703.

Busby, Sian. Commonplace killing. Crime fiction.

A murder story set in London in 1946, which gradually peels away the veneer of stoicism and respectability to reveal the dark truths at the heart of post-war austerity Britain.

2014. 4v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 24756003.

Cleeves, Ann. Raven black. Crime fiction.

Shetland Island Quartet ; book 1. When Fran Hunter finds the strangled body of her teenage neighbour Catherine Ross, the locals focus their gaze on one man - loner and simpleton Magnus Tait. But when police insist on opening out the investigation a veil of suspicion and fear is thrown over the entire community.

2006. 4v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 24821401.

Collard, Paul Fraser. The Maharajah's general. Historical fiction.

Jack Lark barely survived the Battle of the Alma. As the brutal fight raged, he discovered the true duty that came with the officer's commission he'd taken. Poor Captain Danbury is dead, but Jack will travel to his new regiment in India, under his name. Jack soon finds more enemies, but this time they're on his own side.

2013. 6v. Price: £8.99. Order No: 24736703.

Cornwell, Patricia. Dust. Crime fiction.

Dr. Kay Scarpetta : 21. The body of a young woman has been discovered inside the sheltered gates of MIT, draped in ivory linen and posed in a way that is too deliberate to be the killer's first strike.

2013. 8v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 24737503.

Cussler, Clive. Mirage. Thriller.

Oregon files: book 9. In October 1943, a U.S. destroyer sailed out of Philadelphia and supposedly vanished, the result of a Navy experiment with electromagnetic radiation. The story was considered a hoax - but now Juan Cabrillo isn’t so sure.

2013. 5v. Price: £13.99. Order No: 24747103.

Dobbs, Michael. A ghost at the door. Thriller.

Harry Jones series: book 6. Harry barely knew his father Johnnie and hated what little he did know. Now he must risk his own life to uncover the truth about his dead father. What starts as a gentle enquiry uncovers a trail of murder and guilt-ridden love that dates back to Johnnie's student days.

2013. 5v. Price: £18.99. Order No: 24738003.

Doctorow, Cory. Eastern standard tribe. Science fiction.

Art is an up-and-coming interface designer, working on the management of data flow along the Massachusetts Turnpike. He can guarantee that the system will be the most counterintuitive, user-hostile piece of software ever pushed forth into the world. Why? Because Art is an industrial saboteur.

2010. 3v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 24748403.

Donaldson, Stephen R. The last dark. Fantasy.

The last chronicles of Thomas Covenant ; book 4. Now they face their final crisis. Reunited after their separate struggles, Thomas and Linden discover in each other their true power - and yet they cannot imagine how to stop the Worm of the World's End from unmaking Time.

2013. 14v. Price: £20.00. Order No: 24747503.

Drabble, Margaret. The pure gold baby. General fiction.

Over the course of decades, in ways large and small, Anna will affect the lives and loves of those around her; her journey illuminating our shifting attitudes towards motherhood, responsibility and the way we care for one another.

2013. 5v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 24747603.

Fforde, Katie. Artistic licence. Romance.

Thea, fed up with being mother to a houseful of students, accepts her bossy friend Molly's offer of an art appreciation holiday in Provence, and meets the gorgeous Rory. She decides to extend her holiday and accepts Rory's invitation to his house in Ireland.

2001. 5v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 24755603.

Green, Jane. Tempting fate. Romance.

After twenty years of marriage Gabby is restless. And then she meets Matt. Intoxicated by the way this young, handsome and successful man makes her feel, Gabby is momentarily blind to what she stands to lose on this dangerous path. And in one reckless moment she destroys all that she holds dear.

2013. 5v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 24737203.

Groves, Annie. Daughters of Liverpool. Family stories.

Campion Family series; book 2. Katie's full of trepidation as she arrives in Liverpool. It's her first posting and her work will be so secret that she can't even speak about it to the family she's billeted with. Then the bombs begin to rain on Liverpool and everyone, from oldest to youngest, must realise what matters most.

2008. 6v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 24737603.

Harper, Nina. Succubus takes Manhattan. Fantasy.

Lily loves working for Satan. Ex- boyfriend Nathan bolted because he couldn’t handle Lily’s inner demon, but blond, buff, blue-eyed Marten is a delicious distraction, and he’s one of her own kind. Only Lily’s not sure she can trust him.

2008. 6v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 24697803.

Harry, Lilian. Storm over Burracombe. Country life fiction.

Burracombe Village series ; book 3. Hilary Napier is upset and angry when her father brings in a new manager for the family estate. Even though she cannot help liking Travis Kellaway, she resents his presence. But before long she begins to appreciate Travis's strength and compassion.

2008. 6v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 24749103.

Hart, Ellen. Taken by the wind. Crime fiction.

PI and restaurateur Jane Lawless must track down two missing teenagers. Jack disappeared with his cousin, and the two of them haven’t been seen for more than twenty-four hours.

2013. 4v. Price: £15.84. Order No: 24748603.

Herbert, James. Once. Horror.

What if, when you became an adult, you discovered all the faery stories were based on fact? That's what happened to Thom Kindred. The wonders were revealed to him. But so were the horrors, for behind the Good, there always lurks the Bad. And the Bad had designs on Thom.

2001. 7v. Price: £5.59. Order No: 24748303.

Howard, Elizabeth Jane. All change. Family stories.

The Cazalet chronicles; book 5. It is the 1950s. Louise, now divorced, becomes entangled in a painful affair, while Polly and Clary must balance marriage and motherhood with their own ideas and ambitions.

2013. 7v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 24737803.

Hurley, Graham. Touching distance. Crime fiction.

Jimmy Suttle series ; books 2. Having flown in the face of his superiors on his first big case Jimmy now finds himself trying to track down a random, hugely skilled killer before another innocent dies and before the media tear the force apart.

2013. 6v Price: £7.99. Order No: 24738203.

Jackson, Angela. The emergence of Judy Taylor. General fiction.

Judy might be ready to start a new life in vibrant Edinburgh, if she's prepared to accept what it means to change. First she has to ask herself if it's ever too late to make up for lost time. A story about first loves and second chances. 2013. 4v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 24756703.

Jacobs, Anna. The trader's sister. Family stories.

Ismay Deagan has one wish in the world - to leave Ireland and join her brother, Bram, in Australia. However, her father has other ideas and orders her to marry their vicious neighbour Rory Flynn, Disguising herself as an impoverished young widow, she sets sail for Australia. Then she meets Adam Treagar on the ship.

2012. 5v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 24748903.

Joyce, Rachel. Perfect. General fiction

1972, two seconds were added to time. It was in order to balance clock time with the movement of the Earth. Then Byron's mother, late for the school run, makes a devastating mistake. Byron's perfect world is shattered. Were those two extra seconds to blame? Can what follows ever be set right?

2013. 5v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 24748003.

Kelly, Cathy. The honey queen. Chick Lit.

Frankie's boundless energy helps her to take everything in her stride, including a husband who has lost his job and the unwelcome arrival of the menopause. But when work takes a nosedive, Frankie wonders how much more she has left to give.

2013. 6v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 24736803.

Leather, Stephen. True colours. Thriller.

Spider Shepherd series; book 10. When an assassin starts killing off some of the world's richest men, an oligarch with friends in high places seeks the protection of MI5. And Spider Shepherd is placed in the firing line.

2013. 8v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 24755903.
McDermott, Andy. The sacred vault. Thriller.

When the Talonor Codex is stolen, it becomes clear that the thefts form only part of the raiders' plan. The codex holds clues to the location of the Vault of Shiva and its fabled contents. Witnesses to the latest daring robbery, archaeologist Nina Wilde and former SAS soldier Eddie Chase are forced into a treacherous hunt.

2010. 8v, Price: £6.99. Order No: 24755103.

Montefiore, Santa. The French gardener. Romance.

Miranda and David move out of London into a country house with a magical garden. But Miranda insists on tottering across the wet lawn in kitten heels, David is never there, and the kids won't tear themselves away from the telly. Then an enigmatic Frenchman arrives and begins to heal the past and the present. But who is he?

2013. 6v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 24737003.

Mortimer, Carole. His reputation precedes him. Mills and Boon romance.

Markos Lyonedes is one of the most talked-about men in New York - and interior designer Eva Grey has heard all the stories. When Markos hires Eva to decorate his penthouse it's too lucrative an opportunity to turn down and one that shatters Eva's resolve to stay firmly out of Markos' bedroom!

2012. 3v. Price: £3.49. Order No: 24755405.

Also available in uncontracted braille. 3v. Order No: 24755403.
Patterson, James. The 6th target. Crime fiction.

Detective Lindsay Boxer is called to the scene of a shooting to find that three people have been killed, and one of her friends, Claire, has been shot. Lindsay promises Claire that she'll hunt down this killer. But, it proves not to be so easy.

2009. 4v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 24755703.

Runcie, James. Sidney Chambers and the shadow of death. Crime fiction.

The Grantchester mysteries; book 1. An unforgettable and unlikely new hero in the form of a crime-fighting vicar with a keen interest in cricket, warm beer and hot jazz.

2013. 6v. Price: £6.99. Order No: 24737303.

Tartt, Donna. The goldfinch. Thriller.

As he grows up in New York, Theo learns to glide between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love and his talisman, the painting which reminds him of his mother, places him at the centre of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.

2013. 15v. Price: £20.00. Order No: 24736903.

Shaw, Rebecca. Village gossip: tales from Turnham Malpas. Country life fiction.

Turnham Malpas series; book 7. When a famous actor comes to stay in Turnham Malpas for a spot of convalescence he soon becomes bored. By organising a play and directing the village's folk as actors, he soon has the vicar's wife involved in a scandal. Can the village stand the gossip?

2000. 4v. Price: £5.99. Order no: 24749003.

Wolff, Isabel. A vintage affair. Romance.

Phoebe Swift's dream of opening her own vintage dress shop has come true, but a secret from her past is casting a shadow over her new venture. Then one day she meets Therese, an elderly Frenchwoman with a collection to sell and a story to tell.

2009. 6v. Price: £7.99. Order No: 24756103.

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