Book of the month

Book of the month

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.

Noir Book of the Month – October 2018

In the vein of Daniel Woodrell’s Winter’s Bone and the works of Ron Rash, Desperation Road is set in a rough-and-tumble Mississippi town where drugs, whiskey, guns, and the desire for revenge violently intersect. Longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award 2017 and highly praised by readers and reviewers alike.

General Fiction Book of the Month – October 2018

The story of a woman who becomes obsessed with the fox who visits her garden in a story that toys with the real and the imagined. ”An intriguing and subversive debut, charged with the power of the ignored and the suppressed.” –  Hilary Mantel

Mystery Book of the Month – September 2018

India, 1919. Desperate for a fresh start, Captain Sam Wyndham arrives to take up an important post in Calcutta's police force. He is soon called to the scene of a horrifying murder. The victim was a senior official, and a note in his mouth warns the British to leave India – or else. ”A thought-provoking rollercoaster” – Ian Rankin  

General Fiction Book of the Month – September 2018

Goblin is a child like no other, caught between creativity and chimera. A true original, with an unforgettable story to tell. ”A profoundly affecting, intellectually challenging and beautifully written fable ... a marvellous piece of work.” 
– Stuart Kelly, Scotsman

Noir Book of the Month – August 2018

A novel about family, adventure, and the art of the con from acclaimed crime writer Richard Lange – one of the very best writers of SoCal/Border Noir. Recommended by Jan!

General Fiction Book of the Month – August 2018

”Once a year – certainly no more – along comes a special novel that turns its readers into literary holy rollers. A couple of years ago it was Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life. Before that Ferrante fever. This year, I suspect it will be My Absolute Darling” – The Times

Mystery Book of the Month – July 2018

A murder in a garden turns the four new owners of Yon Bonnie Books into amateur detectives, in a captivating new cozy mystery novel from Molly MacRae. A cozy crime with a murder in a Scottish bookshop – what more can you ask for?

General Fiction Book of the Month – July 2018

Who says you can’t run away from your problems? A failed writer tries to escape his problems by traveling abroad... This great, funny, empathic book about a middle-aged writer and his insecurities won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction this year.   
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