Smith, Ali The Accidental Arresting and wonderful, "The Accidental" pans in on the Norfolk holiday home of the Smart family one hot summer. There, a beguiling stranger called Amber appears at the door bearing all sorts of unexpected gifts, trampling over family boundaries and sending each of the Smarts scurrying from the dark into the light. A novel about the ways that seemingly chance encounters irrevocably transform our understanding of ourselves. Smith, Andrew Moondust Twelve men walked on the Moon. Privately they refer to themselves as the Order of the Ancient Astronauts. As time passes, what they did seems ever more bizarre. Today, the lunar journey seems as strange as stuffing fraternity brothers into phone booths, eating goldfish, or listening to the 1910 Fruitgum Company. The mission itself seems as pointless (but also as heroic) as walking solo to the South Pole. Southey, Roz Broken Harmony In Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the 1730s, life is not easy for an impoverished musician. For Charles Patterson, violinist, harpsichord player, composer and would-be church organist, it's about to get a whole lot harder. First he is accused of stealing a valuable book. Then a cherished violin belonging to his flamboyant professional rival Henri le Sac disappears, rapidly followed by le Sac himself. And when the young apprentice he inherited from his rival is gruesomely murdered, Patterson starts to feel out of his depth. Swift, Graham The Light of Day Sarah is in prison. Every fortnight she is visited by George, the private eye she employed to observe the final stage of her husband's affair. The visits, and the days between, lead George back into Sarah's past and into events he can picture only too well, while bringing him ever closer to a time he can't quite imagine, when she will once again step out into the clear light of day. This is a brilliant tale of love, murder and suspense, from one of Britain's finest writers.
Tartt, Donna The Little Friend Harriet Cleve Dusfrenes grows up haunted by the murder of her brother. His killer was never identified, and the family never recovered from the tragedy. Harriet lives largely in the world of her imagination, alone even in company. Then one day she decides to find his murderer and exact her revenge. Taylor, Andrew The American Boy Thomas Shield, a new master at a school just outside London, is tutor to a young American boy and the boy's sensitive best friend, Charles Frant. Drawn to Frant's beautiful, unhappy mother, Thomas becomes caught up in her family's twisted intrigues. Despite his efforts, Shield is caught up in a deadly tangle of sex, money, murder and lies. What of the strange American child at the heart of these macabre events, what is the secret of the boy named Edgar Allen Poe? Taylor, Debbie Hungry Ghosts After two miscarriages and years of IVF treatment, Sylvia is obsessed with finding a cure for her infertility. She abandons her hospital job and buys a derelict cottage on the Greek island of Crete. Her desire for a baby is gradually eclipsed by a new obsession: to find out more about Martin, the builder she hires to help renovate the cottage. Where does he vanish to each night? A sensual, disturbing novel about desire and loss, and the healing warmth of the Mediterranean sun. Thomas, Rosie Iris and Ruby Stiflingly quiet and claustrophobic, Iris Black's Cairo house is suddenly disturbed by the unexpected arrival of her wilful granddaughter, Ruby. Teenage Ruby has run away from England to seek solace with the grandmother she hasn't seen for years. An unlikely bond is formed as the two open themselves up to one another.