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Forthcoming Fiction

Saturday
Jan142012

A Devil Is Waiting by Jack Higgins

Due to be published in February 2012

The President is coming to London, but not to an entirely warm welcome. A fanatical mullah is offering a blessing to anyone who will assassinate the President, and though most London Muslims think the mullah has crossed the line, a few think otherwise. Urgently, Sean Dillon, General Charles Ferguson, and the rest of the small band known as the "Prime Minister's private army" are called in, augmented by an extraordinary new recruit, an intelligence captain and Afghan war hero named Sara Gideon. She has her own deep contacts, but the more she investigates, the more she discovers herself in a very dark place indeed.  For the assassination plan is only the beginning. . . .

 

Saturday
Jan142012

Recipe For Love by Katie Fforde

Due to be published in March 2012

When Zoe Harper wins a coveted place in a televised cookery competition she's thrilled. It's a chance to cook her way to fame and fortune and the little delicatessen she's set her heart on. The first task has hardly begun when she finds herself with rather too much on her plate. Not only has she got to contend with the fiercely competitive and downright devious Cher, but she's fast developing an inconvenient crush on one of the judges - the truly delicious Gideon Irving. Will Zoe win the competition or is Gideon one temptation too far?

Tuesday
Dec202011

Three Letters by Josephine Cox

Due to be published in February 2012

Eight-year-old Casey’s mother Ruth is a cruel woman, with a weakness for other women’s husbands.Casey’s father is gentle and hard-working and, though Tom Denton has long suspected his wife of having sordid affairs, he has chosen to turn a blind eye to keep the peace. But then, out of the blue, Tom’s world is cruelly shattered when he receives two bits of devastating news. Because of this, Tom realises that from now on their lives must change, forever.

Tuesday
Dec202011

Celebrity in Death by J. D. Robb

Due to be published in February 2012

Lieutenant Eve Dallas is no party girl, but she's managing to have a reasonably good time at the celebrity-packed bash celebrating The Icove Agenda, a film based on one of her famous cases. It's a little spooky seeing the actress playing her, who looks almost like her long-lost twin. Not as unsettling, though, as seeing the actress who plays Peabody drowned in the lap pool on the roof of the director's luxury building. Now she's at the center of a crime scene-and Eve is more than ready to get out of her high heels and strap on her holster and step into the role she was born to play: cop.

Tuesday
Dec202011

Victims by Jonathan Kellerman

Due for publication in February 2012

By all accounts, acid-tongued Vita Berlin hadn’t a friend in the world, but whom did she cross so badly as to end up arranged in such a grotesque tableau? One look at her apartment–turned–charnel house prompts hard-bitten LAPD detective Milo Sturgis to summon his go-to expert in hunting homicidal maniacs, Alex Delaware. But despite his finely honed skills, even Alex is stymied when more slayings occur in the same ghastly fashion.  And the only clue left behind—a blank page bearing a question mark—seems to be both a menacing taunt and a cry for help from a killer baffled by his own lethal urges.

Tuesday
Dec202011

Silent Fear by Katherine Howell

Due for publication in February 2012

On a searing summer's day paramedic Holly Garland rushes to an emergency to find a man collapsed with a bullet wound in the back of his head, CPR being performed by two bystanders, and her long-estranged brother Seth watching it all unfold. Seth claims to be the dying man's best friend, but Holly knows better than to believe anything he says and fears that his re-appearance will reveal the bleak secrets of her past - secrets which both her fiance Fraser and her colleagues have no idea exist, and which if exposed could cause her to lose everything.

Tuesday
Dec202011

The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey

Due for publication in January 2012

London 2011. Catherine Gehrig, a museum conservator, learns of the death of her colleague and lover of thirteen years. In deep mourning, she will bring back to "life" a nineteenth-century automaton. Usually controlled and rational, but now mad with sorrow, Catherine discovers a series of notebooks written by Henry Brandling, who, in 1854, commissioned the extraordinary, eerie mechanical creature.  But it is the automaton itself, in its beautiful, uncanny imitation of life, that will link Henry and Catherine, as they are confronted with the mysteries of life and death, and the body's astonishing chemistry of love and feeling.

Thursday
Nov242011

The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae by Stephanie Laurens

Due for publication in January 2012

Headstrong Angelica Cynster is certain she'll recognize her fated husband at first sight. And when her eyes meet those of a mysterious nobleman, she knows beyond a doubt that he's the one. But her heart is soon pounding for an entirely different reason—when her hero abducts her! The eighth Earl of Glencrae has no choice but to kidnap Angelica. But to save his castle and his clan, he must persuade her to assist him—and he's prepared to offer marriage to seal the deal!

Thursday
Nov242011

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes     Due for publication in January 2012

Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job. Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless. What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all time.

Thursday
Nov242011

Catch Me by Lisa Gardner     Due for publication in January 2012

Detective D. D. Warren is hard to surprise. Charlene Grant believes she will be murdered in four days. And she wants Boston's top detective to handle the death investigation. Charlie tells a chilling story: Each year at 8:00 p.m. on January 21st, a woman has died. The victims have been childhood best friends from a small town in New Hampshire. Now only one friend, Charlie, remains to count down her final hours.