Book of the month

Book of the month

Mystery Book of the Month – April 2019

After rising to prominence for his role investigating the case of Jack the Ripper, former Detective Inspector Daniel Wilson is now retired. Known for his intelligence, investigative skills, and most of all his discretion, he's often consulted when a case must be solved quickly and quietly. So when a body is found in the Egyptian Collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, Wilson is called in.

General Fiction Book of the Month – April 2019

A quietly devastating story about the love between a mother and her sons, the impact of race, masculinity and the senseless loss of young lives. ”A brilliant, powerful elegy from a living brother to a lost one, yet pulsing with rhythm, and beating with life” – Marlon James, Winner of the Man Booker Prize

Noir Book of the Month – March 2019

The long-awaited return of Kent Anderson, with ”the best of what crime fiction can do” (Michael Connelly). A raw, unflinching novel about America's divided cities and one man's divided soul. ”Tells the unvarnished truth about what it is to be a cop in modern day America. I can give a suspense novel no higher compliment” (James Patterson)

General Fiction Book of the Month – March 2019

A dark comedy of female rage and a biting satire of the false promise of reinvention. ”The New Me is a bouncy, profane, highly addictive novel about work, female friendship, and other alienations. Halle Butler's insane talent shimmers on every page of this deadpan misanthrope's ode. A must-read!” – Claire Vaye Watkins

Mystery Book of the Month – February 2019

A masterful Gothic mystery full of unsettling twists, riveting turns and characters that would make Dickens jealous. An intriguing murder mystery and a complex portrait of a man isolated by his awareness of who he truly is. The first in a brand new series set in Victorian London.

General Fiction Book of the Month – February 2019

A captivating, magical and haunting debut novel of breathtaking imagination, from the winner of the 2014 Costa Short Story Award. The remote island village of Neverness is a world far from our time and place. The air hangs rich with the coconut-scent of gorse and the salty bite of the sea. Harsh winds scour the rocky coastline.

Mystery Book of the Month – January 2019

‘To Mr Thomas Combe my sword.’  These six words in Shakespeare’s will tell us that Shakespeare had a sword. Did he wear it?  Did he use it?  What sort was it?  When and why did he get it?  What happened to it?  Might it – does it – still exist?  

General Fiction Book of the Month – January 2019

A stirring love story with a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control. An American Marriage is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look deep into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward – with hope and pain – into the future.

Mystery Book of the Month – December 2018

1666. London has been destroyed by fire and its citizens are looking for somebody, preferably foreign, to blame. Only the royal Court, with its strong Catholic sympathies, is trying to dampen down the post-conflaguration hysteria. Then, inconveniently, a Frenchman admits to having started it together with an accomplice, whom he says he has subsequently killed.

General Fiction Book of the Month – December 2018

A beautifully moving tale of loss and reaching out to the ones we love, of one man’s journey to discover what really matters in modern life. A million-copy bestseller, a poignant and thought-provoking Japanese tale that asks what it really is that makes life worth living.
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