Autumn Catalogue

July-December 2014


3 Little, Brown

16 Abacus

21 Virago

34 Blackfriars

35 Sphere

74 Piatkus

102 Orbit

124 Atom

130 Little Brown Books for Young Readers

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The Spring of Kasper Meier

Ben Fergusson

The launch of a brilliant new British talent, perfect for fans of

Restless by William Boyd and Dominion by C.J. Sansom.

The war is over, but Berlin is a desolate sea of rubble. There is a

shortage of everything: food, clothing, tobacco. The local

population is scrabbling to get by. Kasper Meier is one of these

Germans, and his solution is to trade on the black market to feed

himself and his elderly father. He can find anything that people

need, for the right price. Even other people.

When a young woman, Eva, arrives at Kasper's door seeking the

whereabouts of a British pilot, he feels a reluctant sympathy for

her but won't interfere in military affairs. But Eva is prepared for

this. Kasper has secrets, she knows them, and she'll use them to

get what she wants. As the threats against him mount, Kasper is

drawn into a world of intrigue he could never have anticipated.

Why is Eva so insistent that he find the pilot? Who is the shadowy

Frau Beckmann and what is her hold over Eva?

Under constant surveillance, Kasper navigates the dangerous

streets and secrets of a city still reeling from the horrors of war

and defeat. As a net of deceit, lies and betrayal falls around him,

Kasper begins to understand that the seemingly random killings of

members of the occupying forces are connected to his own

situation. He must work out who is behind Eva's demands, and

why - while at the same time trying to save himself, his father and


• The biggest fiction debut launch for

L,B/Abacus in 2014, from an extremely

talented and exciting new writer.

• Vividly evocative of post-WW2 Berlin, this is

a perfect read for fans of William Boyd's

Restless and Dominion by CJ Sansom -

tightly plotted, emotionally gripping and a

brilliant sense of place and period.

• A brilliant read for book clubs, combining a

compelling narrative drive with the retelling

of history from a 'forgotten' or lost

perspective - a 52 year-old gay man living in

post-WW2 Berlin, whose sexuality doesn't

define his experience, but informs his life

and what happens to him

About the author

Ben Fergusson is a writer, editor

and translator. Born in

Southampton in 1980, he studied

English Literature at Warwick

University and Modern Languages

at Bristol University, and has

worked for ten years as an editor

and publisher in the art world.

His short fiction has appeared in

publications in both the UK and the

US and has won and been

shortlisted for a range of prizes,

including the 2010 Bridport Prize.

From 2009-2010 he edited the

literary journal Chroma and since

2013 has been the editor of the

short story magazine Oval Short


Currently based in London, his first

novel, The Spring of Kasper Meier,

was written during a four-year

period living and working in Berlin.









The Great Race

The Race Between the English and the French to

Complete the Map of Australia

David Hill

The thrilling race between Frenchman Nicolas Baudin and

Englishman Matthew Flinders to chart the map of Australia.

On the afternoon of 8 April 1802, in the remote southern ocean,

two explorers had a remarkable chance encounter. Englishman

Matthew Flinders and Frenchman Nicolas Baudin had been sent

by their governments on the same quest: to explore the

uncharted coast of the great south land and find out whether the

west and east coasts, four thousand kilometres apart, were part of

the same island.

And so began the race to compile the definitive map of Australia.

These men's journeys were the culmination of two hundred years

of exploration of the region by the Dutch - most famously Abel

Tasman - the Portuguese, the Spanish and by Englishmen such as

the colourful pirate William Dampier and, of course, James Cook.

©David Hill

© David Hill

David Hill

About the author

During his remarkable career, David

Hill has been chairman then

managing director of the Australian

Broadcasting Corporation, chairman

of the Australian Football

Association, chief executive and

director of the State Rail Authority

NSW, chairman of Sydney Water

Corporation and chairman of

CREATE, a national organisation

responsible for representing the

interests of young people and

children in institutional care. He is

the author of the bestsellers The

Forgotten Children and 1788. He

lives in Sydney.

The three-year voyages of Baudin and Flinders would see them

endure terrible hardships in the spirit of discovery. They suffered

scurvy and heat exhaustion, and Flinders was shipwrecked and

imprisoned - always knowing he was competing with the French to

produce the first map of this mysterious continent.

Written from diaries and other first-hand accounts, this is the

thrilling story of men whose drawings recorded countless

previously unknown species and turned mythical creatures into

real ones, and whose skill and determination enabled Terra

Australis Incognita to become Australia.



Australasian History

Trade Paperback





Edan Lepucki

For fans of The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

and The Road by Cormac McCarthy, California is a gripping

story of love at the end of the world.

The sunshine state lies in darkness.

Los Angeles is in ruins, left to the angels now.

And the world Cal and Frida have always known is gone.

About the author

Edan Lepucki is a graduate of the

Iowa Writers Workshop and is a

staff writer for the influential blog

The Millions. Her work has already

appeared in publications including

McSweeny's, LA Times Magazine

and Best American Short Stories



Cal and Frida have left the crumbling city of Los Angeles far behind

them. They now live in a shack in the wilderness, working side-byside

to make their days tolerable despite the isolation and

hardships they face. Consumed by fear of the future and

mourning for a past they can't reclaim, they seek comfort and

solace in one other. But the tentative existence they've built for

themselves is thrown into doubt when Frida finds out she's


Terrified of the unknown but unsure of their ability to raise a child

alone, Cal and Frida set out for the nearest settlement, a guarded

and paranoid community with dark secrets. These people can

offer them security, but Cal and Frida soon realise this community

poses its own dangers. In this unfamiliar world, where everything

and everyone can be perceived as a threat, the couple must

quickly decide whom to trust.

A gripping and provocative debut novel by a stunning new talent,

California imagines a frighteningly realistic near future, in which

clashes between mankind's dark nature and irrepressible

resilience force us to question how far we will go to protect the

ones we love.


novel plays skilfully on contemporary

anxieties and fears over the rise of global

super-viruses, climate change and the

depletion of natural resources - California

has a strongly zeitgeist feel to it and

provides many talking points for book



Lepucki won the James D. Phelan Award

and her story, 'Take Care of that Rage

Problem' is listed as a distinguished story in

Best American Short Stories 2012


NOVEL from an exciting new American

voice, Edan Lepucki will get a lot of

attention on US publication



General & Literary Fiction






Fighting the First World War

William Philpott

The magnum opus of the First World War, from the outstanding

historian at the King's College Department of War Studies.

The First World War was too big to be grasped by its participants.

In the retelling of their war in the competing memories of leaders

and commanders, and the anguished fiction of its combatants, any

sense of order and purpose, effort and achievement, was missing.

About the author

Dr William Philpott has lectured in

military history in the Department

of War Studies, King's College

London, since 2001. He is a

specialist in the history of the First

World War, in particular British

strategy and the history of the

French army.

Drawing on the experience of front line soldiers, munitions

workers, politicians and those managing the vast economy of

industrialised warfare, War of Attrition explains for the first time

why and how this new type of conflict born out of industrial

society was fought as it was. It was the first mass war in which the

resources of the fully-mobilised societies strained every sinew in a

conflict over ideals - and the humblest and highest were all caught

up in the national enterprise.

In a stunning narrative, this brilliant and necessary reassessment

of the whole war cuts behind the myth-making to reveal the

determination, organisation and ambition on all sides.

• Published for the centenary of the First

World War.

• By the author of Bloody Victory: The

Sacrifice on the Somme which received

brilliant reviews

• Philipott combines the very best academic

credentials with an elegant and engaging

writing style.








If This Is A Woman

The Untold Story of Heroism and Survival Inside

the Nazi's Women-only Concentration Camp

Sarah Helm

The compelling story of the only concentration camp for women

by the acclaimed author of A Life in Secrets.

Ravensbruck Concentration Camp is the worst atrocity ever

committed solely against women, but today the name of the camp

is barely known. From Ravensbruck's earliest days, when Himmler

offered his own land for the camp, this book follows every stage

of the story through to the camp's liberation by the Red Army.

Based on meticulous research, If This Is A Woman lays bare the

systematic brutalisation of mothers, pregnant women, children

and babies. It details the extremes of cruelty enacted by SS guards

and of suffering experienced by the prisoners, who were

themselves reduced to inhuman acts.

About the author

Sarah Helm was a reporter on the

Sunday Times and Diplomatic Editor

for the Independent before

becoming Jerusalem and then

Brussels correspondent for the

same paper. A Life in Secrets was

her first book.

But at the heart of If This Is A Woman are stories of heroism and

survival. The narrative centres on the experiences of women -

from the farmer's wife to the aristocratic intellectual - who had

the resilience, the mental and physcial strength to withstand their

ordeal and to emerge from the camp alive.

• The first book for a mass-market audience

on a subject with huge emotional power as

well as enduring interest (see Laurence

Rees' Auschwitz)

• A Life in Secrets received fantastic reviews

and has now grossed more than 30,000

(home and export, all formats)








The Skeleton Road

Val McDermid

The Queen of the psychological thriller returns with her latest

chilling novel.

When a skeleton is discovered hidden at the top of a gothic

Victorian building in Edinburgh, which is scheduled for renovation,

Cold Case Squad detective Karen Pirie is given the task of

identifying the decades-old bones. Her investigation leads her

back to past conflicts, false identities and buried secrets...

About the author

Val McDermid is the author of

twenty-six bestselling novels, which

have been translated into more

than thirty languages, and have sold

over eleven million copies. She has

won many awards internationally,

including the CWA Gold Dagger for

best crime novel of the year and

the LA Times Book of the Year

Award. She was inducted into the

ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards Hall of

Fame in 2009 and was the recipient

of the CWA Cartier Diamond

Dagger for 2010. In 2011 she

received the Lambda Literary

Foundation Pioneer Award. She

has a son and a dog, and lives with

her wife in the north of England.



Crime & Mystery Fiction





The Handsome Man’s De Luxe Café

Alexander McCall Smith

The new Botswana book from bestselling author Alexander

McCall Smith, this is Mma Ramotswe's fifteenth wonderful


Even the arrival of her baby can't hold Mma Makutsi back from

success in the workplace, and so no sooner than she becomes a

full partner in the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - in spite of Mma

Ramotswe's belated claims that she is only 'an assistant full

partner' - she also launches a new enterprise of her own: the

Handsome Man's De Luxe Café. Grace Makutsi is a lady with a

business plan, but who could predict temperamental chefs,

drunken waiters and more? Luckily, help is at hand, from the only

person in Gaborone more gently determined than Mma Makutsi..

Mma Ramotswe, of course.

‘The magnificent Mma Ramotswe is a delightful original and a

reminder of a calm, leisured way of life’

– Guardian

• English language sales for McCall Smith's

titles now exceed 20 million copies


• Winner of Author of the Year three times

(BA, NIBBIES and Waterstone's)

• In 2013 Alexander McCall Smith unveiled

the Great Tapestry of Scotland after

forming a team to produce the world’s

longest tapestry, through one of the biggest

community arts projects ever to take place

in Scotland.

About the author

Following a distinguished career as

a Professor of Medical Law,

Alexander McCall Smith turned to

writing full-time. He is the author of

over eighty books on a wide array

of subjects, and his works have

been translated into forty-six

languages. He lives in Edinburgh

with his wife. In addition to his

books, Alexander writes radio

adaptations for BBC Radio Four,

film and television scripts and has

collaborated with the Edinburgh

musician Tom Cunningham on a

number of pieces including a short

opera – The Okavango

Macbeth. Alexander McCall Smith

has been commissioned to write

the words for a work entitled The

Friendship Oratorio for Scottish

Opera which will be performed

during the festivities surrounding

the Commonwealth Games, in

Glasgow, this year. It will feature

100 young people and emerging

artists from seven Commonwealth




Modern Fiction





England, Arise

Juliet Barker

A fascinating and evocative account of the Peasants' Revolt from

the acclaimed author of Agincourt.

The dramatic and shocking events of the Peasants' Revolt of 1381

are to be the backdrop to Juliet Barker's latest book: a snapshot of

what everyday life was like for ordinary people living in the middle

ages. The same highly successful techniques she deployed in

Agincourt and Conquest will this time be brought to bear on

civilian society, from the humblest serf forced to provide slavelabour

for his master in the fields, to the prosperous country

goodwife brewing, cooking and spinning her distaff and the

ambitious burgess expanding his business and his mental horizons

in the town.

About the author

Juliet Barker is a distinguished

biographer, medievalist and

scholar. She is both a bestselling

historian and a critically acclaimed

expert on the Brontës.

The book will explore how and why such a diverse and unlikely

group of ordinary men and women from every corner of England

united in armed rebellion against church and state to demand a

radical political agenda which, had it been implemented, would

have fundamentally transformed English society and anticipated

the French Revolution by four hundred years. The book will not

only provide an important reassessment of the revolt itself but will

also be an illuminating and original study of English medieval life

at the time.

• Agincourt sold over 82,000 copies through

Bookscan. One of the biggest history books

of 2014

• Juliet Barker writes compellingly and

excitingly about a gripping subject with

wide appeal









Four Days, Three Battles That Changed Europe’s


Tim Clayton

An epic page-turner about Waterloo, one of the greatest land

battles in British history, rich in dramatic human detail and

grounded in first class research.

The bloodbath at Waterloo ended a war that had engulfed the

world for over twenty years. It also finished the career of the

charismatic Napoleon Bonaparte. It ensured the final liberation of

Germany and the restoration of the old European monarchies,

and it represented one of very few defeats for the glorious French

army, most of whose soldiers remained devoted to their Emperor

until the very end.

About the author

Tim Clayton is the award-winning

author of a number of books on

naval and military history, including

Tars (winner of the Mountbatten

Literary Award 2008) and Finest

Hour, the best-selling book that

accompanied the landmark BBC1

television series. His most recent

book was Sea Wolves.

Extraordinary though it may seem, much about the Battle of

Waterloo has remained uncertain, with many major features of

the campaign hotly debated. Most histories have depended

heavily on the evidence of British officers that were gathered

about twenty years after the battle. But the recent publication of

an abundance of fresh first-hand accounts from soldiers of all the

participating armies has illuminated important episodes and

enabled radical reappraisal of the course of the campaign. What

emerges is a darker, muddier story, no longer biased by notions of

regimental honour, but a tapestry of irony, accident, courage,

horror and human frailty.

An epic page turner, rich in dramatic human detail and grounded

in first-class scholarly research, Waterloo is the real inside story of

the greatest land battle in British history, the defining showdown

of the age of muskets, bayonets, cavalry and cannon.

• No popular history book about Waterloo

has captured the modern reading public's

imagination in the way that this book is set

to do.

• From the co-author of Finest Hour, which

has sold over 100K copies








The Rich

From Slaves to Super-Yachts: A 2,000-Year


John Kampfner

The Rich will provide the definitive history of the wealthy over

more than two millennia.

From the Orwell Prize shortlisted author of Freedom for Sale, The

Rich is the fascinating history of how economic elites from ancient

Egypt to the present day have gained and spent their money.

Starting with Ancient Egypt and Greece and culminating with the

oligarchies of modern Russia and China, it compares and contrasts

the rich and powerful down the ages and around the world. What

unites them? Have the same instincts of entrepreneurship,

ambition, vanity, greed and philanthropy applied throughout?

About the author

John Kampfner is one of the UK's

most respected and iconoclastic

authors, broadcasters and

commentators, and has been a

well-known public voice on politics,

international affairs and civil

liberties for the past two decades.

From 2005 to 2008 he was Editor of

the New Statesman, and he

contributes regularly to the

Guardian, Independent, Financial

Times and other newspapers. His

previous books include Freedom

for Sale and the bestselling Blair's

Wars. He lives in London.

As contemporary politicians, economists and the public wrestle

with the inequities of our time - the parallel world inhabited by

the ultra-wealthy at a time of broader hardship - it is salutary to

look to history for explanations. This book synthesises thousands

of years of human behaviour and asks the question: is the

development of the globalised super-rich over the past twenty

years anything new?

• Blair's Wars was shortlisted for the Orwell

Prize, and Freedom for Sale was shortlisted

for the Channel 4 Political Book of the Year

• Big-sweep narrative history in the same

vein as Guns, Germs and Steel, but looking

at how the economic elites from ancient

Egypt to the present day



Economics, Finance





Dog Treats:

An Assortment of Mutts, Mongrels, Puppies and


Christopher Matthew

From the comic genius behind Now We Are Sixty and The Man

Who Dropped the Le Creuset on His Toe comes a new collection

of verse celebrating man's best friend.

From Ozymandias the Steve McQueen of Springers whose

acrobatic sex life rivals Errol Flynn's, to terrier Ted, whose

Falstaffian appetites (and over-indulgence following the loyal

toast) lead to a shameful bender followed by a spell in re-hab,

man's best friend comes in many guises, not all of them benign. In

his latest collection of sly verse, Christopher Matthew celebrates

the canine world in all its glorious diversity - and takes a sidelong

glance at the human one along the way.

© Christopher Matthew

About the author

Christopher Matthew is the author

of Now We Are Sixty, When We

Were Fifty and The Man Who

Dropped the Le Creuset on his

Toe. He lives in London and Suffolk.

Travelling from Camp Bastion to West Wittering via a sunlit Greek

island, Matthew's compendium embraces comedy, tragedy and

personalities great and small. There are exuberant, rear-fixated

puppies and neglected latchkey dogs, there are dignified mongrel

strays, war-heroes, a psychotic Great Dane called Cher Bebe and a

top-drawer spaniel of theatrical lineage with Uggie-envy. And then

there is man, with his cowardice, his commitment issues, his short

attention span and his propensity for very silly names. . . The

great question Matthew circles in this gloriously entertaining

gallop through one of the world's great auld alliances, therefore, is

not so much who is the master in this relationship, as who is the


Touching, wicked, clever and kind, Doggerel will bring delight and

recognition to dog-lovers everywhere.

• Christopher Matthew's Now We Are 60 sold

over 500,000 copies










The Peril of Expertise and the Power of


Gillian Tett

The brilliant and insightful new book from Gillian Tett, author of

the bestselling Fool's Gold.

In Silo, award-winning journalist Gillian Tett examines the

structural development of institutions such as UBS, Sony and the

Bank of England. While the world is increasingly interlinked in

some senses, it remains profoundly fragmented in others. As

organisations become larger and more global than ever before,

they are apt to be divided and sub-divided into numerous

different departments to facilitate productivity. However, there is

a trap to the inevitability of these silos. The tunnel vision and

tribalism that silos can lead to makes groups less innovative and

can lead to disastrous mistakes.

About the author

Gillian Tett is Assistant Editor for

the Financial Times where she has

worked for fifteen years. In 2008

she won the British Press Award

for the Financial Journalist of the

Year. She often appears on

programmes such as Today and

Newsnight and lectures widely.

Institutions worldwide are made up of silos operating in isolation

from one another. Silo is an eye-opening account that takes a

radical anthropological approach in suggesting how we might

draw them back together.

• Fool's Gold has so far sold over 62,000

copies across all formats and is still selling



Sociology, Social Studies




The Vanished Ones

Donato Carrisi

The gripping new thriller from Italian literary sensation Donato

Carrisi, featuring Mila, the much-loved character from his

bestselling, prize-winning novel The Whisperer.

Everyone forgets the 'Disappeared': the hundreds of eyes that

stare out from the missing person board of Italy's dark-hearted

city. No one has the time or energy to find them - no one but Mila

Vasquez, a fiery young officer struggling with a damaged past.

Finding the people that everyone else has forgotten is what she

lives for.

About the author

Donato Carrisi was born in 1973

and studied law and criminology.

He won four Italian literature prizes

for his bestselling debut The

Whisperer. Since 1999 he has been

working as a TV screenwriter, and

he lives in Rome.

But what if some of these people wanted to disappear? To be

swallowed into the darkness so that everyone forgets they were

ever here. And now they have started to return, with strange and

horrifying intentions. They seem identical at first, but something

has changed them: they are an army of shadows.

• The Whisperer has sold over a million copies


• This new book has a brilliant plot, and

features the return of Mila, the much-loved

character from his bestselling and prizewinning

first book, The Whisperer

• The Whisperer was in the Italian bestseller

list for 30 weeks and was an international


• The author has won many international

literary awards, including the Italian

Bancarella Prize and the French Prix Du




Adventure / Thriller,Crime

& Mystery Fiction

Trade Paperback




Forgotten Fitzgerald: Echoes of a Lost


F. Scott Fitzgerald

Sarah Churchwell introduces a collection of stories by F. Scott

Fitzgerald: some classic, some forgotten.

While Fitzgerald was writing the novels we remember him for

today, he was also writing short stories for magazines. Sarah

Churchwell, author of the acclaimed Careless People has tracked

down and created a collection of his stories about America. Here

are stories about mid-century America that show …

Included are:

The Swimmers

Jacob’s Ladder


Six of One

More than Just a House

On Your Own

Rubber Check

That Kind of Party

A Snobbish Story


Love in the Night

©Pete Huggins Sarah Churcherll

About the author

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)

novels epitomize the Jazz Age - a

term he coined himself - and The

Great Gatsby is often considered to

be 'the great American novel'.

About the editor

Sarah Churchwell is Professor of

American Literature and Public

Understanding of the Humanities at

the University of East Anglia. She is

the author of The Many Lives of

Marilyn Monroe (Granta 2004) and

Careless People, and author of

various scholarly articles, chapters

and introductions. Her journalism

has appeared in the Guardian, the

New Statesman, the Independent,

the New York Times Book Review,

the TLS, the Observer, the Times,

the Telegraph, among others, and

she frequently appears on UK

television and radio, discussing arts,

culture and all things American. She

lives in London with her English









Abacus Paperback Highlights

Flesh Wounds

Chris Brookmyre


ISBN: 9780349138701

Crime & Mystery Fiction




Life at the Speed of Light:

From the Double Helix to

the Dawn of Digital Life

J. Craig Venter


ISBN: 9780349139906

Popular Science




The Book of Fate

Parinoush Saniee


ISBN: 9780349138770

General & Literary Fiction




The Discourtesy of Death

William Brodrick


ISBN: 9780349000350





The Undercover Economist

Strikes Back: How to Run or

Ruin an Economy

Tim Harford


ISBN: 9780349138930

Business & Management




The Crocodile

Maurizio De Giovanni


ISBN: 9780349138893

Crime & Mystery Fiction





Andrew's Brain



ISBN: 9780349139661

General & Literary Fiction




The Prime Minister's Ironing Board and Other

State Secrets: True Stories from the

Government Archives

Adam Macqueen


ISBN: 9780349138916





American Dream Machine

Matthew Specktor


ISBN: 9780751551617

General & Literary Fiction




The Naked Scientist:

Everyday Life Under the


Chris Smith


ISBN: 9780349000381

Popular Science





Upstairs at the Party

Linda Grant

The brilliant new novel from the Man Booker Prize shortlisted

author of The Clothes on Their Backs.

'If you go back and look at your life there are certain scenes, acts,

or maybe just incidents on which everything that follows seems to

depend. If only you could narrate them, then you might be

understood. I mean the part of yourself that you don't know how

to explain.'

In the early Seventies a glamorous and androgynous couple

known collectively as Evie/Stevie appear out of nowhere on the

isolated concrete campus of a new university. To a group of

teenagers experimenting with radical ideas they seem blown back

from the future, unsettling everything and uncovering covert

desires. But the varnished patina of youth and flamboyant selfexpression

hides deep anxieties and hidden histories. For Adele,

with the most to conceal, Evie/Stevie become a lifelong obsession,

as she examines what happened on the night of her own

twentieth birthday and her friends' complicity in their fate. A set

of school exercise books might reveal everything, but they have

been missing for nearly forty years. From summers in Cornwall to

London in the twenty-first century, long after they have

disappeared, Evie/Stevie go on challenging everyone's ideas of

what their lives should turn out to be.

• The Clothes on Their Backs was shortlisted

for the Man Booker Prize in 2008 and has

sold over 100,000 copies

• Virago also publishes Linda Grant's backlist,

including Still Here and The Cast Iron Shore

About the author

Linda Grant is a novelist and

journalist. She won the Orange

Prize for Fiction in 2000 and the

Lettre Ulysses Prize for Literary

Reportage in 2006, and was

longlisted for the Man Booker Prize

in 2002 for Still Here. The Clothes

on Their Backs was shortlisted for

the Man Booker Prize in 2008 and

went on to win the South Bank

Show Award.



Modern Fiction






Emily Gould

Emily Gould's dazzling debut novel traces, with wit and honesty,

the evolution of a friendship between two New Yorkers as they

confront their thirties.

Bev Tunney and Amy Schein are best friends, but now, at thirty,

they have reached a crossroads. Bev is stuck in circumstances that

would have barely passed muster in her mid-twenties: temping,

living in a shared house, drowning in debt. Amy is a fiercely

charismatic media darling still riding the tailwinds of early success,

but reality is catching up with her. And now Bev is unexpectedly


As Amy and Bev are dragged into genuine adulthood, they are

forced to contemplate the possibility that growing up might mean

growing apart. They want to help each other but can't help

themselves; want to make good decisions, but fall prey to their

worst impulses. An encounter with an accomplished older woman,

Sally, throws their problems into sharp relief.

• A subtle yet accessible 'Generation Rent'

coming-of-age story reminiscent of Lena

Dunham's acclaimed TV series Girls or Noah

Baumbach's film Frances Ha

• ‘I read Friendship with great pleasure. Emily

Gould recreates with wit and insight the

New York I know: a place full of fame and

money that's not yours, where friends

become family…and the big questions

about your life stay unanswered, and

unanswerable, for a long time’

– Chad Harbach, The Art of Fielding

• ‘Emily Gould is massively talented, just as

good at devastating us with an emotional

truth as she is at amusing us with a clever


– Curtis Sittenfeld, Prep and American Wife

About the author

Emily Gould is an author, journalist

and the co-founder of a feminist

publishing startup, Emily Books. She

has written extensively for

publications including the New York

Times, London Review of Books,

Guardian, The Economist, Slate and

Jezebel, and since 2005 has run a

popular blog at She is the

author of a collection of essays, And

the Heart Says Whatever, and

Friendship is her debut novel.



General & Literary Fiction






Margaret Atwood

The final volume in the extraordinary speculative fiction trilogy -

a decade in the making - from one of the greatest writers in the

English language today.

Toby, a survivor of the man-made plague that has swept the

earth, is telling stories.

About the author

Margaret Atwood is the author of

more than forty works, including

fiction, poetry and critical essays,

and her books have been published

in over thirty-five countries. She has

won many literary awards and


Stories left over from the old world, and stories that will

determine a new one.

Listening hard is young Blackbeard, one of the innocent Crakers,

the species designed to replace humanity. Their reluctant prophet,

Jimmy-the-Snowman, is in a coma, so they've chosen a new hero -

Zeb, the street-smart man Toby loves. As clever Pigoons attack

their fragile garden and malevolent Painballers scheme, the small

band of survivors will need more than stories.

• Following Oryx and Crake and The Year of

the Flood, MaddAddam is the final part of

Margaret Atwood's bestselling

MaddAddam trilogy.

• Oryx and Crake was a Guardian Book of the




Modern Fiction





The Paying Guests

Sarah Waters

The extraordinary bestselling author, who wrote three

astonishing Victorian novels before moving to the 1940s with

The Night Watch and The Little Stranger, now turns to the


It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned,

the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. And in

South London, in a genteel Camberwell villa, a large silent house

now bereft of brothers, husband and even servants, life is about

to be transformed, as impoverished widow Mrs Wray and her

spinster daughter, Frances, are obliged to take in lodgers.

About the author

Sarah Waters was born in Wales in

1966. She has been shortlisted for

the Man Booker Prize and Orange

Prize and has won the South Bank

Show Award and The Somerset

Maugham Award. Four of her

novels have been adapted for

television. She has been named as

Author of the Year four times - by

the Booksellers Association, Sunday

Times, Waterstones and The British

Book Awards.

For with the arrival of Lilian and Leonard Barber, a modern young

couple of the 'clerk class', the routines of the house will be shaken

up in unexpected ways. And as passions mount and frustration

gathers, no one can foresee just how far-reaching, and how

devastating, the disturbances will be.

This is vintage Sarah Waters: beautifully described with

excruciating tension, real tenderness, believable characters, and

surprises. It is above all a wonderful, compelling story.

• The Night Watch was shortlisted for the

Man Booker and the Orange Prize

• The Little Stranger was shortlisted for the

Man Booker Prize in 2009



Historical Fiction





The Temporary Bride

A Memoir of Food and Love in Iran

Jennifer Klinec

Moving, fascinating and full of the sights, smells and tastes of

Iran, this is a heart-warming tale of love against the odds.

About the author

Born in Canada, Jennifer Klinec lives

and works in London.

'It is the pursuit of love that drives me to Iran. Since I ate my first

Persian stew, tearing fibres of lamb between a spoon and fork,

breathing in the scent of dried black limes, I have chartered a

course to this place.'

Jennifer Klinec has always been drawn to travelling in pursuit of

her love of food. Raised in Canada to Hungarian-Croatian parents,

she made her way across the world before ending up in London.

And for her, a visit to Iran means one thing - learning more about

the food that Iranians eat. She packs her suitcase, puts on a scarf

and closes up the cookery school she hosts in her home. She

wants to eat the food of the people and try recipes that have

changed little in five-hundred years: tahdig, the crisp, buttery

golden crust of rice that Iranians covet; long simmered stews of

chicken with golden plums and quince; lamb braised with

pomegranate seeds.

• Will appeal to fans of Eat, Pray, Love as well

as people who love to read about food and


• A fascinating tale of wanderlust and love

When she is given the opportunity to cook with the mother of an

Iranian family, Jennifer jumps at the chance and learns to cook the

Iranian way, while the son of the family, Vahid, takes her on a

culinary tour of the land. Soon more than food is on the cards,

even though falling in love across cultures is not easy.



Biography & Autobiography:


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The Underground Girls Of Kabul

The Hidden Lives of Afghan Girls Disguised as


Jenny Nordberg

Uncovers the hidden true story of the age-old tradition of

'Bacha Posh' - girls masquerading as boys - in a society that

does not value females.

An Afghan woman's life expectancy is just 44 years, and her life

cycle often begins and ends in disappointment: being born a girl

and finally, having a daughter of her own. For some, disguising

themselves as boys is the only way to get ahead.

Nordberg follows women such as Azita Rafaat, a parliamentarian

who once lived as a Bacha Posh, the mother of seven-year-old

Mehran, who she is raising as a Bacha Posh as well, but for

different reasons than in the past. There's Zahra, a teenage

student living as a boy who is about to display signs of

womanhood as she enters puberty. And Skukria, a hospital nurse

who remained in a Bacha Posh disguise until she was 20, and who

now has three children of her own.

Exploring the historical roots of this tradition, The Underground

Girls of Kabul is a fascinating and moving investigation.

• Jenny Nordberg's work has won awards,

including an Investigative Reporters and

Editors (IRE) award and Sweden's premier

investigative journalism award, a

Guldspaden, for her radio reporting

About the author

Jenny Nordberg is a writer and

producer of long-form television

who lives in New York City. She

currently is the U.S. and Foreign

Affairs Columnist for Swedish

national newspaper Svenska

Dagbladet, and has written for The

New York Times. As a producer,

she has reported on a wide range of

domestic and international topics -

from Iraqi refugees and Pakistan's

nuclear proliferation, to global

economics and effects of the

financial crisis throughout Eastern

Europe. She holds a B.A. in Law and

Journalism from Stockholm

University, and an M.S. from

Columbia University's Graduate

School of Journalism.



Biography & Autobiography:


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Hand to Mouth

Linda Tirado

An urgent, uncompromising and heartfelt insider's account of

what it is to be poor and working-class in the modern West.

Linda Tirado knows from experience what it is to be poor, to

struggle to make ends meet. She worked two jobs – as a foodservice

worker in a chain restaurant and a voting rights activist at

a non-profit organisation – to support her young children and has

a husband who suffered from PTSD after his last tour in Iraq. She

knows what it’s like to have problems you wish you could fix, but

no money, energy or resources to fix them, and no hope of getting

any. And she’s tired – of people with resources telling the poor

that they could lift themselves up if they only made better


In 2013, an essay on the everyday realities of poverty that Tirado

wrote and posted online was read and shared around the world.

In Hand to Mouth, she gives a searing, witty, compassionate and

clear-eyed insider account of being poor in the world’s richest

nation. She looks at how ordinary people fall or are born into the

poverty trap, and how the system is weighted against them. She

explores why the poor don’t always behave in the way the middle

classes think they should, and makes an urgent call for us all to

understand and meet the challenges they face.

©Linda Tirado

Linda Tirado

• A timely, uncompromising and eloquent

insider account of the problems faced by

today’s working classes

• Linda Tirado’s November 2013 online essay

‘Why I Make Terrible Decisions’ was shared

tens of thousands of times and provoked a

media storm; her book is set to do the same

• ‘The woman who explained poverty to the


– Huffington Post

About the author

Linda Tirado is an average American

with two children and two jobs,

working as a night cook in a chain

restaurant and as a voting rights

activist for a disability non-profit

organisation. She also writes on

poverty and class issues. Her

husband served honorably in

Fallujah and struggled with PTSD.

Since her online essay Why I Make

Terrible Decisions went viral around

the world in autumn 2013, she has

received speaking and commentary

requests from numerous US media

outlets and institutions. Hand to

Mouth is her first book.



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Marilynne Robinson

Marilynne Robinson, one of the greatest novelists of our time,

returns to the town of Gilead in an unforgettable story about a

girl who lived on the fringes of society in fear, awe, and


Lila, homeless and alone after years of roaming the countryside,

steps inside a small-town Iowa church - the only available shelter

from the rain - and ignites a romance and a debate that will

reshape her life. She becomes the wife of a minister and widower,

John Ames, and begins a new existence while trying to make sense

of the days of suffering that preceded her newfound security.

©Writer Pictures

Marilynne Robinson

About the author

Marilynne Robinson was born in

1947. Her first novel, Housekeeping

(1981) received the

PEN/Hemingway award for best

first novel as-well-as being

nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

Gilead won the Pulitzer Prize for

fiction, and Home won the Orange

Prize. She lives in Iowa.

Neglected as a toddler, Lila was rescued by Doll, a canny young

drifter, and brought up by her in a hardscrabble childhood of

itinerant work. Together they crafted a life on the run, living handto-mouth

with nothing but their sisterly bond and a lucky knife to

protect them. But despite bouts of petty violence and moments

of desperation, their shared life is laced with moments of joy and

love. When Lila arrives in Gilead, she struggles to harmonize the

life of her makeshift family and their days of hardship with the

gentle worldview of her husband which paradoxically judges

those she loves.

• Winner of the Orange Prize, 2009

• Marilynne Robinson writes The Great

American Novel

Revisiting the beloved characters and setting of Marilynne

Robinson's Pulitzer Prize-winning Gilead and Orange Prize-winning

Home, Lila is a moving expression of the mysteries of existence.



General & Literary Fiction





Wounding the World

How Military Violence and War-play Invades our


Joanna Bourke

In this book, Joanna Bourke explores the way that violence and

war impinge on the everyday world. With killing now an integral

part of the entertainment industry in video games and Hollywood

films, war has become mainstream.

About the author

Joanna Bourke is a professor of

history at Birkbeck College in

London. Her book An Intimate

History of Killing received critical

acclaim, winning the Wolfson

History Prize.

2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the declaration of the First

World War, and with it comes a deluge of books, documentaries,

feature films and radio programmes. We will hear a great deal

about the horror of the battlefield. Bourke acknowledges wider

truths: war is unending and violence is deeply entrenched in our

society. But it doesn't have to be this way. This book equips

readers with an understanding of the history, culture and politics

of warfare in order to interrogate and resist an increasingly violent









Getting Colder

Amanda Coe

The new novel by the BAFTA award-wining screenwriter and

critically-acclaimed novelist of What They Do in the Dark.

Louise and Nigel, the victims, were children when their mother

left her family for Patrick, a celebrated playwright. Twenty years

on, she has died, taking her secrets with her. Is Patrick the villain

of the piece, or did he, like everyone else, fall prey to their

unknowable mother?

About the author

Amanda Coe’s screenwriting credits

include Room at the Top;

Shameless; Margot, about Margot

Fonteyn and Nureyev; and As If, an

acclaimed teen drama series.

Amanda’s short story collection, A

Whore in the Kitchen, was

published in 2009. The Times

recently named her one of the top

ten women in television.

• Praise for What They Do in the Dark:

• ‘One of the most masterly, disturbing

pieces of fiction I’ve read in a long while…

this is a novel that will leave you haunted

long after you’ve read the final page’

– Sunday Times

• ‘Gripping… with each narrative strand

generation its own suspense… this is a

terrific debut, full of energy and colour: as

propulsive as a thriller, but refusing to

compromise for the sake of giving


– Guardian

• ‘Superbly plotted, building, from seemingly

disparate elements, with a dread inevitably

to a tense and shocking finale.’

– Daily Mail








Mary Renault – her novels reissued as

Virago Modern Classics

The Persian Boy

A Novel of Alexander the Great


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North Face


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Fire from Heaven

A Novel of Alexander the Great


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Kind Are Her Answers


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Funeral Games

A Novel of Alexander the Great


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The Friendly Young Ladies


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The Glass Ocean

Lori Baker


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Katherine Grant


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General & Literary Fiction






Nicola Griffith

A literary triumph - an epic historical novel that brings the Dark

Ages into the light.

'You are a prophet and seer with the brightest mind in an age.

Your blood is that of the man who should have been king ...That's

what the king and his lords see. And they will kill you, one day'

Britain in the seventh century - and the world is changing. Small

kingdoms are merging, frequently and violently. Edwin, King of

Northumbria, plots his rise to overking of all the Angles. Ruthless

and unforgiving, he is prepared to use every tool at his disposal:

blood, bribery, belief. Into this brutal, vibrant court steps Hild -

Edwin's youngest niece.

About the author

Nicola Griffith is the award-winning

author of five previous novels and a

memoir. A native of Yorkshire - now

a dual US/UK citizen - she is a

onetime self-defence instructor

who turned to writing full-time

upon being diagnosed with multiple

sclerosis in 1993. She lives with her

wife, the writer Kelley Eskridge, in


With her glittering mind and powerful curiosity, Hild has a unique

way of reading the world. By studying nature, observing human

behaviour and matching cause with effect, she has developed the

ability to make startlingly accurate predictions. It is a gift that can

seem uncanny, even supernatural, to those around her.

It is also a valuable weapon. Hild is indispensable to Edwin - unless

she should ever lead him astray. The stakes are life and death: for

Hild, for her family, for her loved ones, and for the increasing

numbers who seek the protection of the strange girl who can see

the future and lead men like a warrior.

In this vivid, utterly compelling novel, Nicola Griffith has brought

the Early Middle Ages to life in an extraordinary act of alchemy.

Drawn from the story of St Hilda of Whitby - one of the most

fascinating and pivotal figures of the age - Hild transports the

reader into a mesmerising, unforgettable world.

• Has already received huge acclaim in the US -

drawing comparisons with Hilary Mantel and

Game of Thrones

• The first ever Blackfriars hardback - will be

backed with full PR campaign and author tour

• ‘Vivid, vital, and visceral, Hild’s history reads

like a thriller’

– Val McDermid

• ‘Deeply engaging ... her insight into human

nature and eye for telling detail is as keen as

that of the extraordinary Hild herself. The

novel resonates to many of the same chords

as Beowulf, the legends of King Arthur, Lord

of the Rings, and Game of Thrones - to the

extent that Hild begins to feel like the classic

on which those books are based’

– Neal Stephenson



Historical Fiction





The Silkworm

Robert Galbraith

A compulsively readable crime novel with twists at every turn,

The Silkworm is the second in the highly acclaimed series

featuring Cormoran Strike and his determined young assistant

Robin Ellacott.

About the author

Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym

for J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry

Potter series, The Casual Vacancy

and the first Cormoran Strike novel,

The Cuckoo's Calling.

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private

detective Cormoran Strike. At first, she just thinks he has gone off

by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants

Strike to find him and bring him home.

But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to

Quine's disappearance than his wife realises. The novelist has just

completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of

almost everyone he knows. If the novel were published it would

ruin lives - so there are a lot of people who might want to silence


And when Quine is found brutally murdered in bizarre

circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the

motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any he has

encountered before…

• The Cuckoo's Calling received stellar

reviews from peers, press and readers in

the UK - before and after the reveal - and in

the US where it was one of Mulholland's

biggest books of the year

• The hardback of The Cuckoo's Calling spent

6 weeks at No.1 in the bestseller charts and

11 weeks in the Top 10; it was shortlisted

by the UK National Book Awards for Crime

and Thriller Book of the Year, and reached

the semi-final in the Goodreads Choice

Awards for Best Mystery and Thriller Novel

of 2013

• The Cuckoo's Calling leapt straight to No.1

on Audible UK's chart just after publication

and hasn't left the Top 50 since



Modern Fiction





What Milo Saw

Virginia Macgregor

A BIG story about a small boy who sees the world a little


For fans of The Rosie Project, The Curious Incident of the Dog in

the Night-Time and Wonder, comes this spellbinding and

generous-hearted tale about a small boy who just wanted his

gran to come home.

Nine-year-old Milo Moon has retinitis pigmentosa: his eyes are

slowly failing and he will eventually go blind. But for now he sees

the world through a pin hole and notices things other people

don't. When Milo's beloved gran succumbs to dementia and

moves into a nursing home, Milo soon realises there's something

very wrong at the home. The grown-ups won't listen to him so

with just Tripi, the nursing home's cook, and Hamlet, his pet pig,

to help, Milo sets out on a mission to expose the nursing home

and the sinister Nurse Thornhill.

Insightful, wise and surprising, What Milo Saw is a novel filled with

big ideas, simple truths and an emotional message that will

resonate with everyone. Milo sees the world in a very special way

and it will be impossible for you not to fall in love with him, savour

every moment you spend with him and then share his story with

everyone you know.

• Debut novel from an exciting new talent

• Explores the themes of love and courage,

modern families, the treatment of the

elderly and the precious roles our elders

play in our lives

• Pre-publication international rights buzz:

rights sold in Germany, Italy, France,

Portugal and the Czech Republic with more

to follow

About the author

Virginia Macgregor was brought up

in Germany, France and England by

a mother who never stopped telling

stories. She was named after two

great women, Virginia Wade and

Virginia Woolf, in the hope she

would be a writer and a tennis star.

Her early years were those of a

scribbling, rain-loving child who

prayed for lightning to strike her

tennis coach. After studying at

Oxford, Virginia started writing

regularly while working as an

English Teacher and Housemistress.

Virginia lives in Berkshire with her






General & Literary Fiction,

Modern Fiction, Fiction





The Preacher

Sander Jakobsen

An astonishingly clever thriller with a killer hook - from the

hottest new name in Scandinavian crime writing.

'You will never find me.'

Thorkild Christensen stares down at his murdered wife, Karen, and

realises he knows almost nothing about her. How did she fill her

days? Where did she disappear to every Thursday? Lead

investigator Detective Thea Krogh is determined to find out.

And then a second woman is shot dead.

There is seemingly nothing to link the two victims, and the police

move on, desperate for a lead. But someone out there has a

deadly secret. And as events begin to play out - masterminded by

a strange and bewitching figure - all of their worlds are about to

come crashing down...

An ingenious thriller from an exciting new Danish talent. Will you

guess the secret to unlock the killer twist?

• Perfect for fans of commercial Scandi-crime

(Jo Nesbo, Henning Mankell, Camilla

Lackberg), but who want something fresh,

highly original and with a killer hook

• Sander Jakobsen is the pseudonym for a

young, highly promotable Danish writing

duo - who translated the book into English

themselves. They are fluent in English,

articulate and available to promote

About the author

Sander Jakobsen is the pseudonym

for Danish writing duo Dagmar

Winther and Kenneth Degnbol.

Dagmar Winther interned for

Birmingham Post & Mail and the

European Commission in Brussels

before becoming a teacher at a

Danish High School. Kenneth

Degnbol has a Master's degree in

Music and History, and spent four

years as a consultant before he

began teaching philosophy and

music alongside Dagmar. He is a

skilled musician and father of three.

Both authors live outside of Aarhus.

The Preacher is their debut novel.




Adventure / Thriller





A Girl Walks into a Wedding

Choose Your Own Erotic Destiny

Helena S. Paige

A choose your own destiny novel where you are in control: your

rules, your choices, your story.

Your best friend is getting married. You're going to be her

bridesmaid so you have a lot to deal with - the hen party, prewedding

nerves, your dress, the men... So many men. And you

have to choose between them. Maybe you'll end up having fun at

this wedding after all.

• The priest is definitely heaven-sent but he's off limits, isn't he?

• Or perhaps you'll pick the best man. He's very attractive but

the best man and the bridesmaid is such a cliché. Right?

• And then there's the rugged pilot - his offer of a brief

encounter might have surprising consequences...

Whichever way you decide to go, each twist and turn will lead to

an unforgettable encounter. Can you choose the ultimate sensual

experience? Remember: if your first choice doesn't hit the spot,

then start over and try something (and someone) new. The power

is entirely yours in this fully interactive, Choose Your Own Destiny


The third book of this series,

A Girl Walks into a Blind Date,

will be published by Sphere in November 2014

• The second book in an excitingly unique

series; fun and empowering, this is erotica

with a difference

• The reader is in complete control of the

story - she picks the scenes, the lovers, the

twists, and is ultimately in charge of her

own happy ending

• The choose-your-own angle offers a fresh

hook to readers in the overcrowded erotica

market; it adds the fun factor

About the author

Helena S. Paige is the pseudonym of

three friends. Paige Nick is an

award-winning advertising

copywriter and novelist. She also

has a weekly column in The Sunday

Times in South Africa, which covers

everything from sex and dating to

general lunacy. Helen Moffett

wears many hats: freelance writer,

poet, editor, activist and academic,

who has lectured as far afield as

Trinidad and Alaska. She is also a

cricket writer and flamenco fan.

Sarah Lotz is a screenwriter and

novelist with a fondness for fake

names. She writes urban horror

novels under the name S.L. Grey

with author Louis Greenberg, and a

YA series with her daughter,

Savannah, under the pseudonym

Lily Herne.





Erotic Fiction





In the Interests of Safety

The absurd rules that blight our lives and how

we can change them

Tracey Brown and Michael Hanlon

An entertaining and fascinating examination of the rules and

regulations that dominate everyday life.

Does an airline pilot really need to surrender his tweezers at

airport security when he's about to board an aircraft equipped

with an axe on the back of the cockpit door?

Can a mobile phone really cause a major explosion at a gas


And is there really a good reason why you should be prevented

from swimming in a lake more than a foot deep?

These rules exist, and they exist in the name of our own

protection. But in this engrossing dissection of global health,

safety and security regulations, authors Tracey Brown and Michael

Hanlon dig a little deeper to discover the real reasons behind

many of the instructions we obey without questioning their

creators' motives. Their conclusions range from the startling to the

staggering, and in presenting them the authors seek to empower

readers to question the people and organisations who come up

with them in the first place.

• A subject with very broad appeal - from

fans of Ben Goldacre's Bad Science to

Francis Wheen's How Mumbo-Jumbo

Conquered the World and Quentin Letts' 50

People Who Buggered Up Britain

• Impeccable author credentials - Tracey

Brown has advised Ben Goldacre and Simon

Singh on their respective libel cases so

knows this area of the market very well,

while Michael Hanlon was Science Editor

for the Daily Mail

About the author

Michael Hanlon is a London-based

science journalist and author who

writes regularly for national

newspapers as well as The

Spectator and New Scientist. He is

the author of five popular science

books, including: The Science of the

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy,

Ten Questions Science Can't Answer

Yet and Eternity: Our Next Billion


Tracey Brown is the Director of

Sense About Science, a charity that

campaigns for better evidence in

public debate and policy making in

the UK, and world-wide through

international collaboration. She has

contributed to books and journals

on science, policy and the public,

including Better Science

Communication and comments

regularly in newspapers, magazines,

events and broadcasts.



Popular Science





The Destiny of Violet and Luke

Jessica Sorensen

The third book in a breathtaking series from number one New

York Times bestselling sensation Jessica Sorensen.

Luke Price's life has always been about order, control, and acting

tough on the outside. He uses meaningless relationships as a

distraction and a way to tune out the twisted memories of his

childhood. He secretly wishes that one day he could find that one

perfect person, but deep down he doesn't believe that perfection

really exists.

About the author

Jessica Sorensen lives in Wyoming

with her husband and three

children. She is the author of

numerous romance novels. All her

New Adult novels have been New

York Times bestsellers.


Violet Hayes has had a rough life, surrounded by drugs, neglect,

and irresponsible parents. She thought she could escape when

she went to college, but her past soon catches up with her. To

protect herself from getting hurt, she acts tough and keeps her

distance from everyone.

But then she meets Luke. The two of them clash, yet they can't

seem to stay away from each other. The more they get to know

one another, the more they realise just how similar their lives are,

and that maybe the perfection they've always been looking for lies

in each other.

The third book in the Ella and Micha series,

The Ever After of Ella and Micha,

will be published by Sphere in December 2014

• Evocative and heart-stopping, filled with

passion and tension - perfect for fans of

Nicholas Sparks and readers of Beautiful

Disaster and On Dublin Street.

• As well as the New York Times bestselling

Ella and Micha series, Sphere have also

pubished Jessica Sorensen’s Callie and

Kayden series, which is a New York Times

eBook bestseller. The first title of this series

has sold over 350,000 copies worldwide



General & Literary Fiction





Kill Your Boss

Shane Kuhn

A cool, clever and classy Tarantino-esque thriller from a unique

new voice in fiction, American screenwriter Shane Kuhn.

If you're reading this, you're a new employee at Human Resources,


Congratulations. And condolences. At the very least, you're

embarking on a career that you will never be able to describe as

dull. You'll go to interesting places. You'll meet unique and

stimulating people from all walks of life. And kill them.

John Lago has some rules for you. And he's about to break every

single one.

As an intern at one of the biggest law firms in Manhattan, John

Lago is clocking 80 hours a week doing all of the work no one else

wants to do and subtly gaining access to all of the major players in

the field. But John isn’t climbing the corporate ladder. He was

hired to eliminate one of the firm’s high profile, heavily guarded

partners and his internship is the perfect cover to execute a clean,

untraceable kill.

What starts as a survival guide becomes a darkly comic memoir as

John chronicles his final assignment, in which he is pitted against

his strongest adversary – the beautiful Alice, a federal agent

investigating the same law firm partner that John’s been hired to


• Screenwriter Shane Kuhn has created one

of the most exciting and entertaining

debuts of recent years

• Perfect for fans of zeitgeist-grabbing

modern authors like John Niven, Chuck

Palahniuk, Bret Easton Ellis and James Frey,

or books like Glen Duncan's I, Lucifer and

David Wong's John Dies at the End

• With publishers in all major international

markets, Kill Your Boss: The Intern's

Handbook will be the book everyone is

talking about this summer

• Published in the US as ‘The Intern's


About the author

Shane Kuhn is a writer and

filmmaker with twenty years of

experience working in the

entertainment business and the ad

world. In feature film, he has

written screenplays for Universal,

Paramount, Sony, and Fox, and he

has written and directed a film for

Lionsgate. In the world of

independent film, he is one of the

four original founders of the

Slamdance Film Festival and

currently serves as an Executive

Board member of Slamdance, Inc. A

shameless product pusher in the ad

world, he has worked as a

copywriter, creative director, and

broadcast video director and

producer for several notable

brands. Throughout his life, writing

has been his shrink, priest, whore

and best mate. Kill Your Boss is his

first novel.

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Adventure / Thriller





The Iron Castle

Angus Donald

Robin Hood is all that stands between English Normandy and

French victory in Angus Donald's most gritty, thrilling novel yet

in the bestselling series Outlaw Chronicles.


Normandy Ablaze

AD 1203: England and France are locked in a brutal struggle for

power. The fate of the embattled duchy of Normandy is in the

hands of the weak and untrustworthy King John. Facing disaster,

he calls for help from a former outlaw - Robin Hood.

About the author

Angus Donald was educated at

Marlborough College and

Edinburgh University. He has

worked as a fruit-picker in Greece,

a waiter in New York and as an

anthropologist studying magic and

witchcraft in Indonesia. For twenty

years, he was a journalist in Hong

Kong, India, Afghanistan and


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The Earl of Locksley

As King Philip II's army rips through the Norman defences, Robin -

the Earl of Locksley - leads a savage mercenary force into battle

under the English banner, supported by his loyal lieutenant Sir

Alan Dale. But defeat is only one castle away.

The Iron Castle

The most powerful fortress in Christendom, only Château Gaillard

can resist the French advance. Robin and Alan must defend this

last bastion against overwhelming force - for if the Iron Castle

falls, Normandy will fall with it.

• The Outlaw Chronicles have sold nearly

150,000 copies in the UK

• Established and extremely active online fan

base all clamouring for the next installment

• The Iron Castle is a remarkably tough,

authentic evocation of medieval siege

warfare, with a bright flash of Robin Hood

adventure thrown in



Adventure / Thriller





The English Girl

Margaret Leroy

A breath-taking historical novel set in 1930s Vienna, about an

ordinary girl living in extraordinary times.

When seventeen-year-old Stella Whittaker is offered the chance

to study at the Academy of Music in Vienna it's a dream-cometrue,

made possible by old family friends, Rainer and Marthe

Kraus, who offer her a place to live.

Seduced by the elegant beauty of the city, Stella explores the

magnificent palaces, gardens and fashionable coffee houses, and

after a chance meeting in an art gallery, falls in love with Harri

Reznik, a young Jewish doctor.

But as the threat of war casts a dark shadow over Europe, Stella

soon discovers that both the household where she lives, and the

city she has come to call home, are not as welcoming as they once

seemed. And at the dawn of this terrifying new world, no one is


• Beautifully written, full of rich period detail

and vivid characters

• A perennially popular genre with readers

• Perfect for readers of novels like The

Postmistress and My Dear, I Wanted To Tell


About the author

Margaret Leroy studied music at

Oxford, and has worked as a music

therapist and social worker. She has

written six previous novels,

including her first novel, Trust,

televised by Granada; The Perfect

Mother was a NYT Notable Book of

the Year, The Drowning Girl was

chosen for the Oprah Summer

Reading List, and The Soldier's Wife

was a Good Reads Historical Fiction

finalist. Her books have been

published in twelve languages. She

is married with two children, and

lives in London.



Historical Fiction





By Any Means

Chris Culver

The third novel in the Ash Rashid series from the New York

Times bestselling author.

At the end of a particularly gruelling summer day, Ash Rashid is

heading home to his wife and kids when he discovers a pair of

bodies, shot execution style, in the front seat of a crashed vehicle.

As the first officer on the scene, Ash finds himself and his

department twenty minutes behind a killer in a race where every

second counts.

With two victims down and a third unaccounted for, the clock is

ticking and Ash must find the killer before he strikes again.

© Heidi Vix Chris Culver

About the author

Chris Culver grew up in southern

Indiana. He moved to Arkansas

when his wife was offered a faculty

position at a small university there,

and in between teaching

philosophy classes, wrote The

Abbey, which spent nine weeks on

the New York Times bestseller list.

He and his wife now live near St

Louis, Missouri, where Chris is

working on the next Ash Rashid


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• Since the ebook sold over half a million

copies in the US, the first Ash Rashid novel

The Abbey has become a success on both

sides of the Atlantic

• This is the third novel to feature Chris

Culver's fascinating and likeable lead

character, Detective Ash Rashid.



Adventure / Thriller





The First Horseman

D. K. Wilson

Starring Thomas Treviot, each novel in this thrilling new series

of historical mysteries is based on a real unsolved Tudor crime.

About the author

D.K. Wilson is an historian and

expert on the Tudor period, having

already published acclaimed nonfiction

books on Tudor England and

Henry VIII.

1536. In the corrupt heart of Tudor London a killer waits in the


The Real Crime - Before dawn on a misty November morning in

1536, prominent mercer Robert Packington was gunned down as

he crossed Cheapside on his way to early morning mass. It was the

first assassination by handgun in the history of the capital and

subsequently shook the city to its core.

The identity of his assassin has remained a mystery.

Our Story - Thomas Treviot is a young London goldsmith and, a

close family friend of Robert Packington, he launches a dramatic

investigation into Packington's death.

As Thomas searches for revenge, he must travel from the golden

heart of merchant London, to the straw-covered backstreets of

London's poorest districts before reaching the country's seat of

power: the court of King Henry VIII. He soon is drawn into a dark

conspiracy beyond his wildest imaginings and claiming justice for

his friend starts to look impossible. Especially when Thomas

realises that Robert wasn't the man he thought he knew...

• Historically accurate and absolutely

intriguing for readers of the Tudor era

• Perfect for fans of CJ Sansom's Shardlake

series and the more recent novels by SJ


• The popularity of the Tudor era shows no

sign of waning in print and on screen, with

TV series like The Tudors (2007-2011)

drawing high ratings and winning awards in

the US, Canada, Australia, Ireland and the




Historical Fiction





Chain of Events

Fredrik T. Olsson

THE book of London Book Fair 2013, selling in 14 territories in

pre-empt deals over 24 hours, having already sold in Germany,

the UK and US, and now publishing in 25 territories worldwide.

This is an international phenomenon in waiting

The international phenomenon by debut novelist and

screenwriter Fredrik T. Olsson, a breakneck thriller in which a

damaged couple must race to save our future.

Nothing would make me keep a diary.

Except for one thing.

The realisation that soon there won't be anyone around to read it.

William Sandberg. A broken genius, snatched from his home.

Christina Sandberg, his ex-wife. She does not believe their lies.

Our future hangs on their survival. If they fail, we are all lost.

• Warner Bros has the film rights and is

rushing the film into preproduction

• High-concept meets great characters:

Scandinavian screenwriter Olsson brings

depth and wit, and with them new life, to

the scientific conspiracy thriller

• A global story that has it all, appealing to

fans of Dan Brown and World War Z alike

• The hero, cryptologist William Sandberg,

will appear in a follow-up prequel

About the author

Born in 1969 outside Göteborg on

the Swedish west coast, Fredrik T.

Olsson spent most of his childhood

writing, acting and producing plays.

Refusing to grow up, this is pretty

much what he has kept doing since.

A full-time screenwriter for film and

television since 1995, Fredrik has

written scripts in genres ranging

from comedy to thrillers, as well as

developing, show-running and

head-writing original material for

various Swedish networks. He is

also a stand-up comedian and

makes occasional contributions as a





Adventure / Thriller





Broadchurch: The Official Novel

Erin Kelly and Chris Chibnall

‘Erin’s writing is beautiful and suffused with tension; from the

moment I first read her gorgeous insights into a world and

characters I thought I knew well, I was hooked and desperate to

read more’ CHRIS CHIBNALL, creator of BROADCHURCH

Chris Chibnall’s brilliant - and award-winning - crime series,

Broadchurch, was a ratings and critical smash when it premiered

on ITV in March 2013. Over nine million people tuned in to watch

the series with the second season green-lit before it had finished

airing. At its height, the show hit a rate of 8, 500 tweets per

minute, accounting for a massive 65.9% of UK Twitter traffic

(Source: social media analysts Second Sync)… with everyone

desperate to know who killed Danny Latimer.

Inspired by the first series, Erin Kelly’s novel contains neverbefore-seen

material, adding great depth and insights to the

unforgettable cast of characters, this is a must-read not only for

everyone who loved the TV programme ahead of the second

series but for all fans of evocative, atmospheric crime drama.

• Broadchurch starred David Tennant and

Olivia Colman and was a runaway success

for Kudos and ITV in spring 2013, with

viewing figures reaching 9 million

• Broadchurch has been a major media and

consumer talking point since it began its

broadcast in March 2013

• In October 2013 the show was awarded

four TV Daggers at the Specsavers Crime

Thriller Awards and was named ‘Best TV

Show of the Year’ by the Radio Times

About the author

Erin Kelly is the author the

acclaimed psychological thrillers,

The Poison Tree, The Sick Rose and

The Burning Air. The Poison Tree

was a bestselling Richard & Judy

Book Club selection in 2011 and

was adapted for the screen as a

major ITV drama in 2012. Erin also

works as a freelance journalist,

writing for publications including

The Sunday Times, The Sunday

Telegraph, Daily Mail, Red,

Psychologies, Marie Claire and Elle.

She lives in London with her family.

Chris Chibnall is the creator, writer

and executive producer of the

award winning ITV drama,

Broadchurch. He has also written

for TV shows including Life on Mars,

Law & Order, Doctor Who,

Torchwood and The Great Train

Robbery. He lives in Dorset with his




Crime & Mystery Fiction






Kelley Armstrong

As New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong's new

Cainsville series continues, Olivia's power to read omens leads

to the discovery of a gruesome crime with troubling connections

to her new hometown.

Omens, the first instalment in Kelley Armstrong's exciting new

series, introduced Olivia Taylor-Jones, daughter of notorious serial

killers, and Gabriel Walsh, the self-serving, morally ambiguous

lawyer who became her unlikely ally. Together, they chased down

a devious killer and partially cleared her parents of their horrifying


Their success, however, is short-lived. While Olivia takes refuge in

the old, secluded town of Cainsville, Gabriel's past mistakes have

come to light, creating a rift between the pair just when she needs

his help the most.

Olivia finds a dead woman in her car, dressed to look like her, but

the body vanishes before anyone else sees it. Olivia's convinced

it's another omen, a sign of impending danger. But then she learns

that a troubled young woman went missing just days ago - the

same woman Olivia found dead in her car. Someone has gone to

great lengths to kill and leave this young woman as a warning. But

why? And what role has her new home played in this disturbing


Olivia's effort to uncover the truth places her in the crosshairs of

old and powerful forces, forces that have their own agenda, and

closely guarded secrets they don't want revealed.

• We have sold over a million copies of Kelley

Armstrong's books

• A New York Times and Sunday Times

bestselling author

About the author

Kelley Armstrong lives in rural

Ontario, Canada, with her family

and far too many pets. She is the

author of the bestselling, thirteenbook

Women of the Otherworld

series, which begins with Bitten and

concludes with 13.

She has published two bestselling

YA series, the Darkest Powers and

Darkness Rising trilogies. Her new

YA series, the Age of Legends

trilogy, begins with Sea of Shadows,

published in April 2014. Her new

adult trilogy, the Cainsville series,

began with Omens (August 2013)

and continues with Visions (August





Adventure / Thriller





The Doll Maker

Richard Montanari

The terrifying new Byrne and Balzano case from the author of

The Killing Room and The Stolen Ones.

Mr Marseille is polite, elegant, and erudite. He would do anything

for his genteel true love Anabelle. And he is a psychopath.

A quiet Philadelphia suburb. A woman cycles past a train depot

with her young daughter. And there she finds a murdered girl

posed on a newly painted bench. Strangled. Beside her is a formal

invite to a tea dance in a week's time.

Seven days later, two more young victims are discovered in a

disused house, posed on painted swings. At the scene is an

identical invite. This time, though, there is something extra waiting

for Detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano.

A delicate porcelain doll. It's a message. And a threat.

With Marseille and Anabelle stalking the city, Detectives Byrne

and Balzano have just seven days to find the link between the

murders before another innocent child is snatched from its


• Montanari is the author of six Sunday Times

Top 10 bestsellers, and has sold more than

800,000 books in the UK alone

• Huge appeal to readers of James Patterson,

Patricia Cornwell, Karin Slaughter and

Jeffery Deaver, as well as fans of TV crime

dramas and films from The Killing to Se7en

About the author

Richard Montanari was born in

Cleveland, Ohio, to a traditional

Italian-American family. After

university, he travelled Europe

extensively and lived in London,

selling clothing in Chelsea and

foreign language encyclopaedias

door-to-door in Hampstead.

Returning to the US, he started

working as a freelance writer for

the Chicago Tribune, the Detroit

Free Press, the Seattle Times, and

many others. His novels have now

been published in more than

twenty-five languages.




Crime & Mystery Fiction





The Far Side of the Sun

Kate Furnivall

The breathtaking new novel from the bestselling author of The

Russian Concubine and The White Pearl. An epic story of love,

loss and danger in paradise.

With beautiful blue skies, sandy beaches and glorious sunshine,

the Bahamas is a slice of heaven. But in 1943, the world is at war

and even paradise isn't safe...

Twenty-three-year-old Dodie Wyatt thought she had escaped her

turbulent past - but one night her peace is shattered when she

chooses to help a man she finds stabbed in an alleyway.

On the other side of Nassau, wealthy diplomat's wife Ella Stanford

plays the role she has been born into, throwing herself into

charitable work and charming her husband's powerful friends. But

she has secrets to keep - and those secrets could put her life in


When one of the richest men in the world is found dead, these

two very different women - Dodie, a shy introvert, and Ella, a

confident socialite - are drawn together. With the unstable island

spiralling into violence, deceit, greed and death, Dodie and Ella

have only each other to rely on, as their lives are torn apart...

• Sales of The Russian Concubine are over

150,000 copies in all editions - it has been a

bestseller in South Africa, US, Germany and

Australia too

• The powerful and emotive setting will

appeal to a wide readership

• Fabulous reviews and reader reactions to all

her books

About the author

Kate Furnivall was born in Wales

and studied English at London

University. She worked in

publishing and then moved to TV

advertising, where she met her


In 2000, Kate decided to write her

mother's extraordinary story of

growing up in Russia, China and

India, and this became The Russian

Concubine, which was a New York

Times bestseller. All her books since

then have had an exotic setting and

Kate has travelled widely for her

research. She now has two sons and

lives with her husband in a cottage

by the sea in Devon.




Historical Fiction





Life or Death

Michael Robotham

The chilling new psychological thriller from one of the most

brilliant crime authors of today.

Why would a man escape from prison the day before he's due to

be released?

Audie Palmer has spent a decade in prison for an armed robbery

in which four people died, including two of the gang. Seven million

dollars has never been recovered and everybody believes that

Audie knows where the money is.

For ten years he has been beaten, stabbed, throttled and

threatened almost daily by prison guards, inmates and criminal

gangs, who all want to answer this same question, but suddenly

Audie vanishes, the day before he's due to be released.

Everybody wants to find Audie, but he's not running. Instead he's

trying to save a life... and not just his own.

• Robotham's books have sold over 250,000

copies in the UK and Australia

• Perfect for fans of high-concept

psychological thrillers like Before I Go To

Sleep and Gone Girl

• A pulse-stopping thriller from a remarkable

author - stunning praise from Stephen King,

Linwood Barclay, Peter James and Val


About the author

Michael Robotham started his

career as a journalist but then

became a ghostwriter, writing many

bestselling autobiographies in

collaboration with politicians, pop

stars, psychologists, adventurers

and showbusiness personalities. His

thrillers have been translated into

twenty-two languages and he has

twice won Australia's Ned Kelly

Award for best crime novel. He was

shortlisted for the CWA Steel

Dagger in 2007 and 2008 and was

also shortlisted for the inaugral

ITV3 Thriller Awards.





Crime & Mystery Fiction





Beyond the Horizon

Richard Parks with Michael Aylwin

The incredible story of one man's journey from international

rugby player to world record-breaking extreme adventurer.

Richard Parks has what must be one of contemporary sport's most

extraordinary and inspirational stories. Soon after he turned

thirty, the professional career in rugby that had been his life for

over a decade was cut short by injury, leaving him faced with an

uncertain future. But unlike many other young athletes, Richard

decided to tackle his fears, anxiety and depression head on, taking

inspiration from Ranulph Fiennes and a line from his

grandmother's eulogy - "The horizon is only the limit of our sight“-

and setting out on challenges that have become part of his

everyday life.

Richard Parks

About the author

Born in 1977, Richard Parks is a

former Welsh international rugby

player turned extreme athlete and

adventurer. When he's not

travelling, he divides his time

between Cardiff, Sheffield, and



Richard created history with his first endeavour, the 737

Challenge, by becoming the first person to conquer the highest

mountain on each of the world's continents and venture to both

the North and South Poles within seven months. Then in 2013 he

tackled three hugely challenging events - an ultramarathon

through the Peruvian jungle, the world's highest mountain bike

race, and a double iron man triathlon in Snowdonia - in

preparation for an even more extraordinary challenge: to record

the fastest solo, unsupported and unassisted journey to the South

Pole. These three challenges and the Antarctic speed record quest

that saw Richard ski 11 hours a day enduring perishing conditions,

broken skis and spending Christmas and New Year alone on the

ice, were all filmed for a major four-part series to be broadcast on

Channel 5 later this year.

Beyond the Horizon is an amazing, inspiring, and exciting story for

armchair adventurers, extreme sports and mountaineering fans


• A major ambitious new talent who will sit

alongside Bear Grylls, Ben Fogle, James

Cracknell and Ranulph Fiennes

• Richard's preparation for and undertaking

of his recent South pole challenge was

filmed by a major production company (Zig

Zag), and will be a lead new series for

Channel 5 in 2014

• The author is an engaging and experienced

speaker and presenter



Biography & Autobiography:






The Shop Girls

A True Story of Hard Work, Friendship and

Fashion in an Exclusive 1950s Department Store

Ellee Seymour

The charming true story of five young women working in a

glamorous department store in the 1950s.

For Rosemary, Eve, Betty, Jean and Irene, working in Heyworth's

department store in Cambridge is a dream come true. Once the

girls step inside the elegant building - surrounded by beautiful

dresses, sumptuous fabrics and glamorous accessories - the

hardships and struggles of their own lives are temporarily

forgotten. Heyworth's is a magical place, where the shop girls - in

their smart, simple black dresses - serve the fashionable elite of

Cambridge, and glimpse lives of style and ease far beyond

anything they had ever imagined. It is also a place where hard

work and talent are valued, and where these young women can

forge a successful career.

Set against the backdrop of the closing years of the Second World

War, and moving into the 1950s, The Shop Girls perfectly captures

the camaraderie and friendship of five ambitious young women

working together in a store that offered them an escape from the

drudgery of their wartime childhoods.

©Robert Mozejko

Ellee Seymour

• Several of the ‘shop girls’ are available to

promote and discuss their experiences

• After the success of ITV's Mr Selfridge and

the BBC's The Paradise, both returning for

second series in 2014, this is the perfect

moment for a charming true story about

this Cambridge department store

• The success of The Sugar Girls and The

Sweethearts have shown that there's a real

appetite for nostalgic, multi-voice


• Each of the girls' stories will be individually

published from July 2014 in fortnightly

serialised ebooks, leading up to the release

of the complete edition (with bonus

material) in September.

About the author

Ellee Seymour is a journalist and

ghostwriter. Her first book was

Being the Soham Psychic published

in 2009. Ellee lives in

Cambridgeshire where she runs a

PR company.




Biography & Autobiography





Help for the Haunted

John Searles

An all-consuming tale of a disturbed family packed with full of

suspense, secrets and scares

It begins with a phone call one snowy February night. Lying in her

bed, fourteen-year-old Sylvie Mason overhears her parents on the

phone across the hall. This is not the first late-night call they have

received, since her mother and father have an uncommon

occupation: helping 'haunted souls' find peace. And yet something

in Sylvie senses that this call is different from the others,

especially when they are lured to the old church on the outskirts

of town. Once there, her parents disappear, one after the other,

behind the church's red door, leaving Sylvie alone in the car. Not

long after, she drifts off to sleep, only to wake to the sound of


As the story weaves back and forth through the years leading up

to that night and the months following, the ever-inquisitive Sylvie

searched for answers and uncovers secrets that have haunted her

family for years...

Help for the Haunted is a psychological thriller that will keep you

on the edge of your seat, told in the captivating voice of a young

heroine who is determined to discover the truth about what

happened that winter night.

About the author

John Searles is the Editor-at-Large

at Cosmopolitan USA and regularly

appears on US television promoting

and reviewing his favourite books.

His essays have been published in

the New York Times, the

Washington Post, the Daily Beast

and many other US national

publications. He lives in New York



• 'A rich and tense suspense story'

– Khaled Hosseini

• 'A dazzling, dark portrait of a troubled

family... frightening and beautiful.'

– Gillian Flynn

• An all-consuming tale of a disturbed family

packed with full of suspense, secrets and


• Emotional and intelligent – the perfect

book club read

• Amazing peer reviews and national review

coverage for US edition


• Was awarded Best Book of


the Month, September 2013, and was


included in the '50 best books


of 2013'


• A finalist in the Goodreads Choice Best

Books of 2013 with over two hundred 5*


reviews on the Goodreads site 55

Truth or Dare

Tania Carver

The sixth psychological thriller in Tania Carver's awardnominated,

internationally bestselling Phil Brennan and Marina

Esposito series.

Darren Richards opened his eyes to find himself duct-taped to a

chair with a crossbow pointing at him. Behind the crossbow is a

hooded figure wearing a black-faced, round-eyed gas mask. The

figure tells him what Darren knows: that he stole a car, drove it

recklessly while under the influence of drugs and killed a woman

and her baby. His solicitor managed to get the case thrown out of

court on a technicality so he has not paid for his crime. That, says

the figure, cannot be allowed to happen.

About the author

Tania Carver is the pseudonym for

the husband-and-wife writing team

of Martyn and Linda Waites.



Darren turns to his right. Next to him are his girlfriend and their

baby daughter. Both similarly taped to a chair, gagged. It's very

simple, explains the figure. Either you die or your girlfriend and

child die. But someone has to pay. A life for a life. The choice is


Truth or Dare is the sixth page-turning thriller in the

internationally bestselling Brennan & Esposito series. You won't be

able to put it down.

• International rights to the series have been

snapped up all over the world

• Sales for the first three Tania Carver titles

are over 90,000 copies

• Author on the rise - each book is selling

more than the previous



Adventure / Thriller





The Winter Crown

Elizabeth Chadwick

The new book in the magnificent Eleanor of Aquitaine trilogy,

following this fascinating queen as she fights for power amongst

the perils of the royal court, from much-loved author Elizabeth


It is the winter of 1154 and Eleanor, Queen of England, is biding

her time. While her husband King Henry II battles for land across

the channel, Eleanor fulfils her duty as acting ruler and bearer of

royal children. But she wants to be more than this - if only Henry

would let her.

Instead, Henry belittles and excludes her, falling for a young

mistress and leaving Eleanor side-lined and angry. And as her sons

become young men, frustrated at Henry's hoarding of power,

Eleanor is forced into a rebellion of devastating consequences.

She knows how much Henry needs her, but does Henry know


Overflowing with scandal, politics, sex, triumphs and tragedies,

The Winter Crown is the much-awaited new novel in this trilogy

and a rich, compelling story in its own right.

• Fantastic growth in HB/ebook - combined

sales up 100% for The Summer Queen, on

previous HB, Lady of the English

• Second novel in the trilogy, but can be

enjoyed as a stand alone, and will be

followed by The Autumn Throne (2016)

• Brand-new, market-leading, stunning

seasonal cover design to match the trilogy's


• Elizabeth Chadwick nominated as one of

the Top Ten landmark historical novelists of

the decade, by Historical Novel Society

founder Richard Lee

About the author

New York Times bestselling author

Elizabeth Chadwick has written

over twenty historical novels sold in

eighteen languages worldwide. Her

first novel, The Wild Hunt, won a

Betty Trask Award, and The Scarlet

Lion was nominated by Richard Lee,

founder of the Historical Novel

Society, as one of the top ten

historical novels of the last decade.

Elizabeth's nineteenth novel, To

Defy a King, won the RNA Historical

Novel Prize in 2011.




Historical Fiction





The Best Of Me

Nicholas Sparks

The bestselling novel to be released as a film tie-in to the

Hollywood blockbuster – released in cinemas autumn 2014.

They were teenage sweethearts from opposite sides of the tracks

- with a passion that would change their lives for ever. But life

would force them apart.

Years later, the lines they had drawn between past and present

are about to slip... Called back to their hometown for the funeral

of the mentor who once gave them shelter when they needed it

most, they are faced with each other once again, and forced to

confront the paths they chose. Can true love ever rewrite the


Nicholas Sparks’ new epic love story will be published in

hardback by Sphere in October 2014

• The Best of Me to be a massive Hollywood

film in autumn 2014

• Combined sales of over 83,000 copies for

The Best of Me non-tie-in editions

• Tremendous growth across all formats: 63%

rise in frontlist and 79% rise in backlist sales

in 2012; Ebook sales rose 245%

• Over 1 million Nicholas Sparks physical

novels sold in the UK alone, and has had

eleven No. 1 New York Times bestsellers

About the author

With over eighty-five million copies

of his books sold, Nicholas Sparks is

one of the world's most beloved

storytellers. His novels include

twelve No. 1 New York Times

bestsellers. All Nicholas Sparks'

books have been international

bestsellers and have been

translated into more than forty

languages. Eight of his novels have

been adapted into major films: Safe

Haven, The Lucky One, The Last

Song, Dear John, Nights in

Rodanthe, Message in a Bottle, A

Walk to Remember and The


Nicholas Sparks lives in North

Carolina with his wife and family.

You can visit him and sign up for the

Nicholas Sparks eNewsletter at, and

follow him on Twitter




Modern Fiction

Film tie-in




Thug Kitchen

Eat Like You Give a F**k


Thug Kitchen is out to prove that you can be healthy and still be

a total badass in the kitchen.

Eat like a champ, not like a chump.

About the author is an LAbased

food blog out to make sure

that everyone eats their f**king


Follow Thug Kitchen on Twitter


There is no shortage of healthy food on the internet... aspirational

blogs that are beautifully designed and elegantly written, in which

a typical entry might recount a leisurely afternoon stroll to the

farmers' market to pick up a bunch of organic kale. We think they

are great, but let's be real: they are boring as f**k.

Thug Kitchen breaks the goddamn mould. With a shout-out from

Gwyneth Paltrow on her Goop newsletter ('this might be my

favourite thing ever'), millions of hits on their website and a 'best

new blog' award already under their belt, the Thug Kitchen team

has struck gold by providing delicious, healthy and easy-toprepare

recipes for everyone who's spent their life avoiding the

lentil pushers but still wants to be kind to their body. Recipes

include BBQ Bean Burrito with Grilled Peach Salsa and Peanut

Butter and Banana Muffins.

The Thug Kitchen blog ( was the winner of

the Saveur Best New Food blog 2013. Their Facebook page has

more than a quarter of a million 'likes', and they have more than

40k followers on Twitter.

• Celebrity Thug Kitchen fans include

Gwyneth Paltrow and Lily Allen

• Vegan, dairy- and gluten-free diets have

never been more popular, and this book

will provide more than 100 unique, easy-toprepare

healthy recipes, ideal for anyone

who wants to eat more cleanly.

• With beautiful photographs throughout,

and an incredibly fresh, edgy voice, this will

be a wonderful gift for foodies and new

cooks alike



General Cookery





We Shall Remember

Emma Fraser

Set against the Second World War, this is the powerful new

novel from the author of When the Dawn Breaks that asks the

question, what would you do under fire?

1939. Irena is a young medical student living in Warsaw when the

German army invade Poland. Those closest to her are dying and

when Irena realises that no one is coming to Poland's aid, it's clear

that she is alone. Forced to flee to Britain, Irena meets Richard, a

RAF pilot who she's instantly drawn to and there's a glimmer of

happiness on the horizon. And then the war becomes more brutal

and in order to right a never-forgotten wrong Irena must make an

impossible decision.

1989. Decades later, Sarah's mother is left a home in Skye and

another in Edinburgh following the death of Lord Glendale, a man

she's never met, and only on the condition that Magdalena

Drobnik, a woman she's never heard of, is no longer alive. Sarah's

only clues to this mystery are two photographs she doesn't

understand but she's determined to discover the truth, not

knowing that she's about to begin a journey that will change her


Gripping, poignant and honest, We Shall Remember is an

incredibly powerful story about the choices we make under fire. It

will stay with you long after you've turned the final page.

• Published in time for Armistice Day

• Dual readership: will be enjoyed by

traditional saga readers but also appeals to

a more general readership of anyone who

reads dramatic wartime novels

• Extensively researched this is authentic and


About the author

Emma Fraser is an ex-nurse and she

completed her training in

Edinburgh. After writing several

medical romances under the name

Anne Fraser, her research into

medical training in the early

twentieth-century inspired her to

write about strong Scottish nurses

and female doctors during World

War I and her first novel as Emma

Fraser, When the Dawn Breaks, was

the result. When the Dawn Breaks

was shortlisted for the Epic

Romantic Novel RoNA Award in

2014. Emma lives with her husband

and two children in Glasgow.



Second World War Fiction, War

Fiction, Historical Fiction, Sagas





The Christmas Party

Carole Matthews

Romance is in the air and secrets are about to be uncovered. It's

going to be a night to remember at The Christmas Party, the

brilliant new Christmas novel from the Sunday Times Top Ten

bestseller Carole Matthews.

Louise Young is a devoted single mother whose only priority is

providing for her daughter, Mia. Louise has a good job as a PA in a

huge international corporation and she's grateful for it. The only

problem is her boss who can't seem to keep his hands to himself,

but Louise can handle him. What she really doesn't have time for

is romance - until she meets the company's rising star, Josh


Louise has always said no to nights out, preferring to stay in with

Mia but for one night only she's decided to let her hair down. It's

the office Christmas party, she has a pretty dress to wear and

she's looking forward to some champagne and fun. She's

completely unaware that others around her are too busy playing

dangerous games to enjoy the party - until she's pulled into those

games herself...

• Two Sunday Times Top Ten bestsellers for

Carole in 2013: Calling Mrs Christmas and A

Cottage by the Sea.

• Calling Mrs Christmas was the second

bestselling seasonal paperback in 2013

• Ebook sales of Calling Mrs Christmas (2013)

up by over 200% compared to With Love at

Christmas (2012)

• Combined life sales of all Carole Matthews

titles are over one million copies on


About the author

Carole Matthews is the Sunday

Times bestselling author of twentyfive

novels, including the Top Ten

bestsellers A Cottage by the Sea

and Calling Mrs Christmas. In 2013,

Summer Daydreams was shortlisted

for the Melissa Nathan award for

Fiction about Life and Love. Carole

was also shortlisted for the

Romantic Novelists' Association

Romantic Comedy RoNA in 2012

and inducted into the Reader Hall

of Fame by the inaugural Festival of

Romance. Her novels dazzle and

delight readers all over the world.

She is published in more than thirty

countries and her books have sold

to Hollywood.

For all the latest news from Carole,


follow Carole on Twitter

@carolematthews or join the

thousands of readers who have

become Carole's friend on




Modern Fiction





Only One Life

Sara Blaedel

From the million-copy Danish Bestseller comes a page-turning

new thriller that tells a story of jealousy, honour, obsession abd

a desperate race to stop a killer...

It was clearly no accidental drowning. When a young immigrant

girl is found in the watery depths of Holbaek Fjord, a piece of

concrete tied around her waist and two mysterious circular

patches on the back of her neck, Detective Louise Rick is called to


The girl's name was Samra, and Louise soon learns that her short

life was a sad story. Abused by her father, it becomes clear that he

would be capable of killing Samra if she brought dishonour to the

family. But according to her family, she has done nothing to

inspire this sort of violence.

Samra's best friend believes that the worst has happened and

shares her concerns with the police. Within days she is also

discovered dead. To top it all, Samra's younger sister has also gone


In this heart-pounding new thriller from the Danish number one

bestseller, Louise Rick must navigate a complex web of family ties,

jealousy and obsession in seemingly idyllic Copenhagen, to find a

remorseless predator, or predators, before it is too late...

About the author

Sara Blaedel is the number one

Danish bestseller and author of the

Detective Louise Rick crime series,

which has been published to

acclaim around the world. In her

native Denmark her books have

sold over a million copies and has

been voted Denmark's most

popular novelist three times since

2007. Sara is also an ambassador

for Save the Children and lives in

Copenhagen with her family.


• All of Sara's novels debut at #1 in the

Danish bestseller charts and she has been

voted Denmark's favourite author three

times (across all genres)

• In Denmark Sara's titles have sold over one

million copies in a country of just 5.5 million


• The Louise Rick series has been sold to

eighteen international territories

• Sara's lead character, Louise Rick, taps

perfectly into the trend for strong female

protagonists in crime fiction (five out of six


finalists for last year's Theakstons Old


Peculier Crime Novel of the Year starred Crime & Mystery Fiction

female leads)


• The Louise Rick series will appeal to fans of

uber-successful TV Scandi-crime including

Danish programme The Killing and Swedish



programme The Bridge 62

The Seafront Tea Rooms

Vanessa Greene

A wonderful and heart-warming novel about female friendship,

set on the British coast, from the author of The Vintage Teacup


The Seafront Tea Rooms is just metres away from the bustle of the

seaside, but in this quiet place a group of women find exactly

what they've been searching for.

Charismatic journalist Alexandra is on a mission to scope out

Britain's best tea shops. She knows she's found something special

in the Seafront Tea Rooms but is it a secret she should share?

Kathryn, a single mother whose only sanctuary is the 'Seafront',

convinces Alexandra to keep the place out of her article by

agreeing to join her on her search. Together with the other

regulars, Julianne, a pastry chef with big dreams, and Severine, a

culture-shocked French nanny, they travel around the country

discovering quaint hideaways and hidden gems. What none of

them expect is for their journey to surprise them with discoveries

of a different kind...

Full of romance, tea and cake, The Seafront Tea Rooms is a heartwarming

tale about the strength found in true friendship.

• Vanessa’s first novel, The Vintage Teacup

Club (2011) , has sold almost 40,000 copies

and has over 60 five-star Amazon reviews

• Multi-generational novel of female

friendship based on a tearoom-themed


• Great storytelling combined with an

evocative British seaside setting

About the author

Vanessa Greene grew up and lives

in north London. Her first novel,

The Vintage Teacup Club, published

to rave reader reviews and won an

instant place in their hearts.

You can follow her on Twitter

@VanessaGBooks or on Facebook




Modern Fiction, General &

Literary Fiction





The Gray Man

Mark Greaney

The first in the Court Gentry all-action thriller series, from Tom

Clancy's co-writer Mark Greaney.

To those who lurk in the shadows, he's known as the Gray Man.

He is a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job,

accomplishing the impossible and then fading away. And he

always hits his target.

But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world. Forces

like money. And power. And there are men who hold these as the

only currency worth fighting for. In their eyes, Gentry has just

outlived his usefulness.

But Court Gentry is going to prove that, for him, there's no grey

area between killing for a living and killing to stay alive...

• Mark Greaney is the co-author of Tom

Clancy's latest huge international

bestsellers Locked On, Threat Vector and

Command Authority

• This is the first in the Court Gentry series -

along with On Target, the second book, it

was up for a Barry Award in the US

• The Gray Man has already built up a keen

fanbase through its successful ebook-first

release in the UK

About the author

Mark Greaney is the bestselling

author of The Gray Man, On Target,

and Ballistic. He is also co-author of

Locked On, Threat Vector and

Command Authority, by Tom Clancy

with Mark Greaney. A feature film

adaptation of The Gray Man is in

development by New Regency

Pictures. He has a degree in

International Relations and Political

Science. To research his novels,

Mark has travelled all over the

world and trained with firearms,

visited the Pentagon and multiple

Washington, D.C. Intelligence

agencies, and studied close

quarters battle tactics and

battlefield medicine. Mark lives in

Memphis, Tennessee.



Adventure / Thriller, Crime &

Mystery Fiction





Untitled George Clinton


George Clinton

The ultimate rock’n’roll story by one of music's most influential

and innovative stars.

Legendary leader of Parliament and Funkadelic, George Clinton is

unique in pop music - and his story is like nothing you've ever

heard before.

Growing up in 50s New Jersey, Clinton was obsessed with doowop

and R&B. Nothing unusual there. But how many kids like that

ended up playing to tens of thousands of rabid fans while wearing

a diaper? How many of them built a spaceship, complete with

light and sound effects, and landed it onstage during concerts?

How many of them put their stamp on four decades of pop music,

from the mind-expanding sixties to the hip-hop-dominated

nineties and beyond? Just the one.

So what does an older, wiser, more sober George Clinton do? He

tells his story. Now, finally, after fifty years in the business, Clinton

is ready to deliver the whole P-Funk saga. It's a story without

compare: the musical innovations, the rock-and-roll debauchery,

the ups and downs of his career. More to the point, it's a story

told by the man who made it happen, and told in his own unique

style, which combines an almost photographic recollection of the

events of his life with an impish sense of humour and a

philosophical bent. There's no one like George Clinton, and no one

better prepared to tell the tale of a half-century of innovation,

triumph, disappointment, addiction, contradiction and - above all -


• George Clinton has been cited as one of the

foremost innovators of funk music, along

with James Brown and Sly Stone

• A legendary musical innovator tells the

ultimate rock and roll story

• Will appeal to music fans everywhere,

including those who bought

autobiographies by Keith Richards, Rod

Stewart and Anthony Kiedis

• Offers a fascinating front row seat through

the hedonistic 70s and beyond

About the author

George Clinton was born in 1941 in

Virginia and grew up in New Jersey.

He is the legendary ringmaster of

Parliament and Funkadelic, and has

influenced artists as diverse as

Prince, Primal Scream, Public

Enemy and the Red Hot Chili





Biography & Autobiography:

Film, Television, Music, Theatre





That Night

Chevy Stevens

A tense thriller of revenge and persecution from the author of

Still Missing.

Eighteen-year-old Toni and her boyfriend, Ryan, were wrongly

convicted for the murder of her younger sister.

Seventeen years later she returns home, ready to move on with

her life, but she can't. Ryan is convinced he can uncover the truth;

her mother still doesn't believe Toni is innocent; and the former

high school girls who made Toni's life miserable may have darker

secrets than anyone can imagine.

About the author

Chevy Stevens grew up on a ranch

on Vancouver Island and still lives

on the island with her husband and

daughter. When she's not working

on her next book, she's camping

and canoeing with her family in the

local mountains. Her debut novel,

Still Missing, won the International

Thriller Writers Award for Best

First Novel.


Before Toni can move forward, she must take a terrifying step

back to her past to find out the truth and clear her name, before

it's too late.

• Still Missing has sold over 60,000 copies

and over 9,000 of those were ebooks.

Never Knowing has sold over 47,000 copies,

including over 3,000 ebooks

• That Night taps perfectly into the latest hot

trend in thriller fiction: dark psychological

thrillers with female protagonists

• Still Missing spent 11 weeks in the

Heatseekers chart

• Great praise for That Night from the world's

biggest thriller writers



Adventure / Thriller





The Execution

Dick Wolf

The second page-turning thriller from the creator of Law &

Order starring NYPD Special Agent Jeremy Fisk.

Soon after the Mexican presidential election, twenty-three bodies

are discovered beheaded on the United States border, each

marked with a unique symbol - a carving of a hummingbird.

Detective Cecilia Garza of the Mexican intelligence agency

recognizes it as the signature of Chuparosa - an assassin feared for

his cunning and brutality. The fierce and intense detective has

been pursuing the killer for years, yet knows little about him,

except that he's heading to New York - with the rest of the world.

It's United Nations Week in Manhattan and Jeremy Fisk can't let

grief over a devastating loss keep him from his duty to safeguard

the city. Complicating matters is news of a mass murder nearby -

and the arrival of the disturbingly beautiful and assertive Cecilia

Garza, determined to do things her way.

In the race to catch Chuparosa, these uneasy allies must learn to

work together, and fast. As they soon discover, there's more to

this threat than meets the eye - and Fisk will have to learn the

hard way that justice is not always blind.

• Written by none other than the awardwinning

creator of TV's Law & Order

• Dick Wolf's cinematic narrative style creates

a thrilling read that will delight fans of

David Baldacci and Lee Child

• The Execution is perfect for fans of Law &

Order, Homeland and 24

About the author

Dick Wolf, an award-winning writer,

director, producer, and creator, is

the architect of one of the most

successful brands in the history of

television - Law & Order, the

longest running scripted show in

television history. He has won

numerous awards, including two

Emmys, a Grammy, and an Edgar.



Adventure / Thriller, Crime &

Mystery Fiction





From Notting Hill with Four

Weddings... Actually

Ali McNamara

Set in the world of all your favourite rom-com movies, this is the

gorgeously romantic new novel by the author of From Notting

Hill with Love... Actually.

Movie addict Scarlett O'Brien is finally living the jet-setting life

she's dreamed of - but it all hangs by a shiny, golden thread.

Flying between London and New York, running two businesses,

planning her wedding to handsome fiancé, Sean, with best friends

Oscar and Maddie - life couldn't be better.

But then Scarlett meets paparazzi darling, Gabriella Romero, and

life suddenly becomes even more extravagant and glamorous. As

she begins to experience the other side to being rich and famous,

it's not only Scarlett's perfect wedding that's put in jeopardy, but

her whole world.

Indulge in all your favourite rom-coms at once with this warm, fun

tale of what happens when you really live the glitz and the


• Continuing the brilliant and successful

Notting Hill series which launched her and

have proved so popular with her readers

• From Notting Hill to New York... Actually

spent six weeks in the Paperback Top 50


• All four of her books have been in the Top 5

in the Bookseller's 'Heatseekers' bestseller

list; four years in a row, with the first three

hitting No.1.

About the author

Ali McNamara is the author of four

previous novels, also published by

Sphere: From Notting Hill with

Love... Actually, Breakfast at

Darcy's, From Notting Hill to New

York... Actually and Step Back in

Time. Ali lives in Cambridgeshire

with her family and two Labrador


Ali has great online presence on

Twitter @AliMcNamara, Facebook

and her own blog

She will promote tirelessly.



Romantic Fiction





How The Light Gets In

Louise Penny

The critically acclaimed number one New York Times bestseller

As a fierce, unrelenting winter grips Quebec, shadows are closing

in on Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. Most of his best agents

have left the Homicide Department and hostile forces are lining up

against him.

When Gamache receives a message about a mysterious case in

Three Pines, he is compelled to investigate -- a woman who was

once one of the most famous people in the world has vanished.

As he begins to shed light on the investigation, he is drawn into a

web of murder, lies and unimaginable corruption at the heart of

the city. Facing his most challenging, and personal, case to date,

can Gamache save the reputation of the Sûreté, those he holds

dear and himself?

Evocative, gripping and atmospheric, this magnificent work of

crime fiction from international bestselling author Louise Penny

will stay with you long after you turn the final page.

• 'Clever, full of twists and turns, a

wonderfully satisfying - and moving -

addition to Penny's atmospheric, distinctive


– Kate Mosse

• Louise Penny is the only author to win both

the Anthony and the Agatha crime fiction

awards FOUR times in a row

• How the Light Gets In is Louise's first

number one New York Times bestseller -

her profile is huge in the USA

• Penny is an international phenomenon,

hitting bestseller lists in the US, UK and


About the author

Louise Penny is the Number One

New York Times bestselling author

of nine Gamache novels, including

Still Life, which won the CWA John

Creasey Dagger in 2006.

Recipient of virtually every existing

award for crime fiction, Louise was

also granted The Order of Canada

in 2014. She lives in a small village

south of Montreal.

Louise Penny’s new novel

The Long Way Home

will be published in hardback by

Sphere in August 2014



Crime & Mystery Fiction





The Christmas Surprise

Jenny Colgan

There will be more than one surprise in store for sweetshop

owner Rosie Hopkins this Christmas, in the brand new novel by

Sunday Times bestselling author Jenny Colgan.

Rosie Hopkins, newly engaged, is looking forward to an exciting

year in the little sweetshop she owns and runs in Lipton.

But when fate strikes Rosie and her boyfriend, Stephen, a terrible

blow, threatening everything they hold dear, it's going to take all

their strength and the support of their families and friends to hold

them together.

After all, don't they say it takes a village to raise a child?

• A return of much-loved character Rosie

Hopkins, but new fans can read it as a


• The perfect present for every woman this

Christmas with a brand new market-leading

jacket look

• Includes mouth-watering recipes

• Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop was

a Top 10 bestseller for 3 weeks selling

110,000 copies, and it won the RNA

Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2013

About the author

Jenny Colgan is the author of

numerous bestselling novels,

including Christmas at the Cupcake

Café and The Loveliest Chocolate

Shop in Paris, which are also

published by Sphere. Meet Me at

the Cupcake Café won the 2012

Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy

Romance and was a Sunday Times

Top Ten bestseller, as was Welcome

to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of

Dreams, which won the RNA

Romantic Novel of the Year Award

2013. Jenny is married with three

children and lives in London and


For more about Jenny, visit her

website and her Facebook page, or

follow her on Twitter




Modern Fiction





The Inside Man

Jeff Abbott

The action-packed new thriller from the international bestseller.

When Sam Capra's best customer - and friend - is murdered

outside his Miami bar, Sam decides to seek justice. Determined to

figure out the connection between his friend's death and a

beautiful stranger, Sam infiltrates the Varelas, one of Miami's

most prominent - and dangerous - families. He faces a powerful

but unstable mastermind intent on dividing his business empire

between his three very different adult children. It's not long

before he realises that these formidable siblings may hold

murderous secrets of their own.

Sam is inexorably drawn into this shadowy family drama,

amplifying painful echoes of his own shattered relationships as he

goes undercover. And in his quest to unearth the killer before his

cover is blown, Sam discovers one of the world's 'dark corners'; a

place where laws are inconsequential, and no amount of money

or power can save you...

• Sales of over 750,000 copies for Jeff's titles

in the UK alone

• Bold new packaging look to appeal to

thriller readers looking for a high-octane


• Jeff is very active online and regularly

interacts with fans on Twitter and


About the author

Jeff Abbott is the author of

fourteen previous novels, published

in twenty languages. His books

Panic and Run have been optioned

for film and are in script

development. Jeff lives in Texas

with his wife and two sons.

Follow him on Twitter @JeffAbbott



Adventure / Thriller





No Mercy

Roberta Kray

The addictive new thriller. No one knows crime like Kray.

Maddie Layne's life hasn't been the same since her sister was

murdered. The police never found Greta's body so all Maddie was

left with was unanswered questions - and her orphaned nephew,

Zac, to look after. She works hard to make sure Zac has everything

he needs; she even tends graves for some extra cash. Maddie isn't

looking for any trouble.

About the author

Through her marriage to Reggie

Kray, Roberta Kray has a unique

and authentic insight into London's

East End. Born in Southport,

Roberta met Reggie in early 1996

and they married the following

year; they were together until

Reggie's death in 2000. Roberta is

the author of many previous

bestsellers including Broken Home,

Strong Women, Bad Girl and


Lucy Rivers died decades ago under suspicious circumstances and

the people responsible believe the entire affair is over. And then

the mysterious Cato hires Maddie to tend to Lucy's neglected

grave. Maddie starts asking innocent questions, but when she

learns that the deaths of her sister and Lucy are linked she knows

she must dig deeper.

Lena Gissing, matriarch of one of the East End's most vicious

families, has a vested interest in making sure the truth stays

buried. She's not about to let a nobody like Maddie Layne get in

the way...

• Powerful, compelling and gritty, No Mercy

is perfect for readers of Martina Cole and

Jessie Keane

• Roberta Kray's novels have sold almost a

quarter of a million copies in the UK alone

• Full of fantastic, strong female characters

and authentic East End gangland grit



Crime & Mystery Fiction





And She Was

Alison Gaylin

Shortlisted for the International Thriller Writers Award, And She

Was is the first in the unmissable Brenna Spector series.

Missing persons investigator Brenna Spector has a rare

neurological disorder that enables her to recall every detail of

every day of her life.

It began in childhood, when her older sister stepped into a strange

car never to be seen again, and it's proven invaluable in her work.

But it hasn't helped her to solve the mystery that haunts her

above all others - and it didn't lead her to six-year-old Iris Neff,

who walked away from a barbecue in her small suburban town

more than a decade ago and vanished.

When a local woman, Carol Wentz, disappears eleven years later,

Brenna uncovers bizarre connections between the missing

woman, the long-gone girl...and herself.

© Michael Gaylin Alison Gaylin

• And She Was has been nominated for both

an ITW thriller award and an Anthony

award (presented at Bouchercon). Alison

has previously been shortlisted for an Edgar


• ‘Label me a big fan’

– Harlan Coben

• ‘Solidly plotted and mares at a great pace…

I highly recommend this book’

– Charlaine Harris

About the author

Alison Gaylin's debut book was

nominated for an Edgar Award in

the Best First Novel category. A

graduate of Northwestern

University and Columbia

University's Graduate School of

Journalism, Alison lives with her

husband and daughter in upstate

New York.




General & Literary Fiction






Keri Arthur

From New York Times bestselling author Keri Arthur comes a

brand new series featuring heroine Emberly Pearson - a phoenix

capable of taking on human form, and cursed with the ability to

foresee death...

Emberly has spent a good number of her many lives trying to save

humans. So when her prophetic dreams reveal the death of Sam,

a man she once loved, she does everything in her power to

prevent that from happening. But in saving his life, she gets more

than she bargained for.

About the author

Keri Arthur won the Romantic

Times Career Achievement Award

for Urban Fantasy and has been

nominated in the Best

Contemporary paranormal category

of the Romantic Times Reviewer's

Choice Awards. She is a dessert and

function cook by trade, and has one

daughter. She lives in Australia.

Sam is working undercover for the Paranormal Investigations

Team, and those who are trying to murder him are actually

humans infected by a plague-like virus, the Crimson Death - a byproduct

of a failed government experiment that attempted to

identify the enzymes that make vampires immortal. Now, all those

infected must be eliminated.

But when Emberly's boss is murdered and his irreplaceable

research stolen, she needs to find the guilty party before she goes

down in flames...

• Will appeal to fans of Charlaine Harris









Robin York

An enthralling New Adult debut that is sexy, gritty and


Caroline still dreams about West. His warm skin, his taut muscles,

his hand sliding down her stomach. Then she wakes up and she's

back to reality: West is gone. Before he left, he broke her heart.

Then, out of the blue, West calls in crisis. A tragedy has hit his

family - a family that's already a fractured mess. Caroline knows

what she has to do. Without discussion, without stopping to think,

she's on a plane, flying to his side to support him in any way he


Though they are together once more, things are totally different.

West looks edgy, angry at the world. Caroline doesn't fit in. She

should be back in Iowa, finalising her civil suit against the exboyfriend

who posted their explicit pictures on a revenge porn

website. But here she is. Deeply into West, wrapped up in him, in

love with him. Still.

They fought the odds once. Losing each other was hard. But

finding their way back to each other couldn't be harder.

• Robin York, writing as Ruthie Knox, made

her USA Today bestseller debut with Along

Came Trouble (Mar '13), the sequel in her

popular Camelot series

• Knox is a double finalist for the 2013 RITA

Award in the categories of Contemporary

Single Title Romance (About Last Night)

and Romance Novella (Room at the Inn)

About the author

Robin York grew up at a college,

went to college, signed on for some

more college, and then married a

university professor. She still isn't

sure why it didn't occur to her to

write New Adult sooner. She

moonlights as a mother, makes

killer salted caramels, and sorts out

thorny plot problems while running,

hiking, or riding her bike.



Fiction, Romantic Fiction





Cry of Pain

Understanding Suicide and the Suicidal Mind

Professor Mark Williams

Why do people commit suicide? Is it a cry for help or a cry of

pain? In this thought-provoking book, Mark Williams offers new

perspectives on suicide and suicidal behaviour.

About the author

Mark Williams is Professor of

Clinical Psychology and Wellcome

Trust Principal Research Fellow at

the University of Oxford.

Suicide presents a real and often tragic puzzle for the family and

friends of someone who has committed or attempted suicide.

'Why did they do it?' 'How could they do this?' 'Why did they not

see there was help available?'

For therapists and clinicians who want to help those who are

vulnerable and their families, there are also puzzles that often

seem unsolvable. What is it that causes someone to end his or her

own life, or to harm themselves: is it down to a person's

temperament, the biology of their genes, or to social conditions?

What provides the best clue to a suicidal person's thoughts and

behaviour? Each type of explanation, seen in isolation, has its

drawbacks, so we need to see how they may fit together to give a

more complete picture.

Cry of Pain examines the evidence from a social, psychological and

biological perspective to see if there are common features that

might shed light on suicide. Informative and sympathetically

written, it is essential reading for therapists and mental health

professionals as well as those struggling with suicidal feelings,

their families and friends.

• Professor Mark Williams is hugely

respected and is the author of two

international bestsellers: Mindfulness

(Piatkus) and The Mindful Way Through

Depression (Guilford Press)

• Rates of suicide in the UK are at an all time

high and a book that sheds light on the

many aspects of this most extreme act will

interest both professional and lay readers



Popular Psychology

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Without You

Saskia Sarginson

A captivating blend of psychological suspense and emotional

family drama, this is an unforgettable new novel from the

author of The Twins.

1984, Suffolk.

When 17-year-old Eva goes missing at sea, everyone presumes

that she drowned. Her parents' relationship is falling apart,

undermined by guilt and grief. But her younger sister, Faith,

refuses to consider a life without Eva; she's determined to find her

sister and bring her home alive.

Close to the shore looms the shape of an island - out of bounds,

mysterious, and dotted with windowless concrete huts. What

nobody knows is that inside one of the huts Eva is being held

captive. That she is fighting to survive - and return home.

Without You will leave you unsettled, even as it touches your


• Deeply psychological and emotional, this is

a perfect book club read

• For readers of Maggie O'Farrell and

Rosamund Lupton

• The Twins was chosen for the Richard and

Judy autumn book club 2013 and received

incredible reviews

• ‘Gripping’

– Marie Claire on The Twins

• ‘Convincing and compelling’

– Stylist on The Twins

About the author

Saskia Sarginson was awarded a

distinction in her MA in Creative

Writing at Royal Holloway after a

BA in English Literature from

Cambridge University and a BA in

Fashion Design & Communications.

Before becoming a full-time author,

Saskia's writing experience included

being a health and beauty editor on

women's magazines, a ghost writer

for the BBC and Harper Collins and

copy-writing and script editing.

Saskia lives in south London with

her four children.








Loving Rose: The Redemption of

Malcolm Sinclair

Number 3 in series

Stephanie Laurens

The third book in the Casebook of Barnaby Adair novels by the

reigning queen of historical romance: Stephanie Laurens.

Miraculously spared from death, Malcolm Sinclair erases the

notorious man he once was. Reinventing himself as Thomas

Glendower, he strives to make amends for his past, yet he never

imagines penance might come via a secretive lady he discovers

living in his secluded manor.

About the author

New York Times bestselling author

Stephanie Laurens began writing as

an escape from the dry world of

professional science, a hobby that

quickly became a career. Her novels

set in Regency England have

captivated readers around the

globe, making her one of the

romance world's most beloved and

popular authors.

Rose has a plausible explanation for why she and her children are

residing in Thomas's house, but she quickly realizes he's far too

intelligent to fool. Revealing the truth is impossibly dangerous, yet

day by day, he wins her trust, and then her heart.

But then her enemy closes in, and Rose turns to Thomas as the

only man who can protect her and the children. And when she

asks for his help, Thomas finally understands his true purpose, and

with unwavering commitment, he seeks his redemption in the

only way he can - through living the reality of loving Rose.

• Stephanie Laurens' last fifteen titles have

been New York Times bestsellers. She is

also a USA Today and Publishers Weekly

bestselling author and is and a rising star in

the UK market

• The Earl of Glencrae hit the New York Times

No.1 spot



Historical Fiction, Romantic

Fiction: Historical





Love, Love Me Do

Mark Haysom

Set in the 60s, this is the most original, funny, wise, dark and

touching family drama you will read all year. A fabulously

unique debut.

1963. The year the Beatles first top the charts. The year Martin

Luther King has a dream. The year Truman Bird moves his family

from their home in Brighton to a dilapidated caravan in the

Ashdown Forest - then disappears.

Truman's a charmer, a chancer, a liar. He's always got away with

it, too. But now he's gone a dangerous step too far and only has

one day to put things right - before he loses everything.

For Truman's wife, Christie, life has not turned out the way she'd

imagined. How has she, that young girl of not that many years

ago, ended up like this? In a caravan. With three children. And

an absent husband.

Honest and unsettling, yet ultimately uplifting, this unique, wise

and addictive British debut weaves themes of love, betrayal,

family and childhood, and shows that even though life has a

habit of getting in the way of dreams, people find their own

extraordinary ways of bouncing back.

• The Piatkus superlead for 2014 and our

biggest debut launch of the year

• A truly unique novel in every way, this is

upmarket, intelligent and perfect for book


• A book for both men and women, for fans

of David Nichols, Sarah Winman, Maria

Semple and Jennifer Egan

• The first in a series starring the same

characters, each set within a new decade

About the author

After graduating from Leicester

University, Mark Haysom had a

thirty year career in newspapers

during which he rose from trainee

journalist on a local weekly to

Managing Director of Mirror Group.

In 2003 he moved into education as

head of a large Government

agency. In recent years he has

served on the boards of a number

of charities dedicated to

overcoming poverty, disadvantage

and addiction. He was awarded an

Honorary Doctorate from Leicester

University in 2005 and a CBE in

2008. Mark lives in Brighton with

his wife, Ann. This is his first novel.



Fiction, Modern Fiction





Never Judge a Lady By Her Cover

Sarah MacLean

Fourth in a sensational new series by rising star of historical

romance, Sarah MacLean.

Sarah MacLean burst onto the romance scene with Nine Rules to

Break When Romancing A Rake, the first in her critically acclaimed

Love By Numbers series. In early 2012, she began her new, pre-

Victorian Rules of Scoundrels series with A Rogue by Any Other

Name, which received the 2013 RITA Award from the Romance

Writers of America.

About the author

Sarah MacLean grew up in Rhode

Island, obsessed with historical

romance and bemoaning the fact

that she was born far too late for

her own season. Her love of all

things historical helped to earn her

degrees from Smith College and

Harvard University before she

finally set pen to paper and wrote

her first book. Sarah lives with her

family and a ridiculously large

collection of romance novels.

In this steamy, saucy and undeniably sexy new instalment to the

Rules of Scoundrels series, the adventure and intrigue gets more


Fans won't be able to wait for more scandals and secrets from the

most exciting voice in romance since Julia Quinn!

• Sarah MacLean's historical romance is warm

and inviting, and makes for the perfect

escapist reading

• ‘I couldn’t stop smiling’

– Eloisa James on A Rogue by Any Other Name



Romantic Fiction: Historical





Festive in Death

J. D. Robb

The new Eve Dallas and Roarke thriller, set at Christmas.

The kitchen knife jammed into his cold heart pinned a cardboard

sign to his well-toned chest. It read: Santa Says You've Been Bad!!!

Ho, Ho, Ho!

It's Christmas, but Lieutenant Eve Dallas is in no mood to

celebrate. While her charismatic husband Roarke plans a huge,

glittering party, Eve has murder on her mind.

The victim - personal trainer Trey Ziegler - was trouble in life and

is causing even more problems in death. Vain, unfaithful and

vindictive, Trey had cultivated a lot of enemies. Which means Eve

has a lot of potential suspects. And when she and Detective

Peabody uncover Trey's sinister secret, the case takes a deadly


Christmas may be a festival of light, but Eve and Roarke will be

forced once more down a very dark path in their hunt for the


• J.D. Robb has sold over 500,000 books in

the UK and over 450,000 books in Australia


• A Sunday Times bestselling author

• ‘Eva Dallas - tough as nails and still sexy as


– Stephen King

About the author

Nora Roberts published her first

novel using the pseudonym J.D.

Robb in 1995, introducing to

readers the tough as nails but

emotionally damaged homicide cop

Eve Dallas and billionaire Irish

rogue, Roarke.

With the In Death series, Robb has

become one of the biggest thriller

writers on earth, with each new

novel reaching number one on

bestseller charts the world over.








Night's Honour

Thea Harrison

It's the book that fans of the Elder Races have been waiting for -

the seventh novel from one of the freshest voices in paranormal


In the latest novel, a woman finds herself in need of protectionand

seduced by honour...

About the author

Thea Harrison is the pen name for

author Teddy Harrison. Thea has

travelled extensively, having lived in

England and explored Europe for

several years. She has graduate

degrees in Philanthropic Studies

and Library Information Science,

but her first love has always been

writing fiction.

On the run from her former employer, Tess knows that she's

vulnerable on her own amongst the Elder Races. That's why she

decides to audition to become the human attendant of a powerful

Vampyre of the Nightkind demesne. But while her position affords

her the safety she seeks, her protector turns out to be more than

she bargained for.

The right-hand man of the Nightkind King, Xavier del Torro is both

terrifying and alluring. While his true nature frightens Tess, she

can't ignore the appeal of his innate sense of integrity and selfrestraint.

Thrown into Xavier's world, Tess must quickly learn to

navigate the dangers-both to her life, and to her heart. But the

biggest threat comes from her own past...

• This bold, exciting new voice in paranormal

romance is perfect for fans of Christine

Feehan and JR Ward

• Thea Harrison won the 2012 RITA for best

paranormal romance for Dragon Bound








Son of No One

Sherrilyn Kenyon

One step into the Dark Hunter World...and you'll never turn


From No.1 New York Times bestseller Sherrilyn Kenyon comes the

next blockbuster in her phenomenal Dark-Hunter series.

About the author

Writing as Sherrilyn Kenyon and

Kinley MacGregor, Sherrilyn is the

New York Times bestselling and

award-winning author of several

series: the Dark-Hunters; the Lords

of Avalon; and the League. She lives

with her husband and three sons in

Nashville, Tennessee. Visit her at

• 24th novel in the thrilling and sexy Dark-

Hunter World series of paranormal


• Sherrilyn Kenyon is one of the most popular

authors writing in this genre and she has

over 23 million copies of her books in print

in over 30 countries

• Since 2004, Kenyon has placed over 60

novels on the New York Times bestseller

list; in the past three years alone, she has

claimed the No. 1 spot 17 times



Fantasy Fiction





Dark Blood

Christine Feehan

The fates of a warrior reborn and a seductive Dragonseeker are

irrevocably entwined in the new Carpathian novel by number 1

New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan, "the queen

of paranormal romance" (J. R. Ward).

About the author

Christine Feehan has received

numerous honours including being

a nominee for the Romance Writers

of America RITA and receiving a

Career Achievement Award from

Romantic Times.

At long last you are truly back with us...

Zev Hunter was an elite warrior, a dark-blood dealer of death to

rogue Lycans who preyed on mankind. He was a loner. But Zev

begins to question his past and his purpose when he awakens in

the darkness of the sacred cave of warriors - and is soothed

backed to consciousness by the sensuously familiar voice of one

woman, the woman who has haunted his fantasies for centuries.

She was Branislava, member of the Dragonseeker clan...

Mother Earth called the ancients to witness your rebirth...

For this half-mage, half-Carpathian temptress, the ritual of

awakening Zev to the council of warriors was the only way to save

him. Locked away for his own protection, the time has now come

for his rebirth. He has been assured by Branislava that their fates

are entwined, that their spirits are woven together for eternity

and that his new purpose in life is beyond imagining.

Now, with a blood-sworn vow of honour, mercy and endurance,

Zev begins to wonder what his purpose is, what it means for the

future of the Carpathians and what it is about his rebirth that he

has to fear...

• Feehan is an international bestseller and is

one of the founding members of the

vampire paranormal romance genre

• Piatkus also publish each of the following

series by Christine: GhostWalkers; Leopard

People and Sisters of the Heart (linked to

Drake Sisters)

• Christine Feehan has sold over 300,000

copies of her novels through Bookscan in

the UK alone



Fantasy Fiction, Romantic






We Need to Talk About Grief

How to be a good friend to the one who's left


Annie Broadbent

Absorbing and heartfelt stories of grief combined with timely

advice on how to help support your loved one through a time of


When Annie Broadbent was just twenty-five her mum died of

cancer. One of the hardest, and least expected, aspects of the

whole experience was the way in which support from friends and

family (verbal, practical and emotional) was so often varied and


We don't have a language to help people suffering from grief and

we often shy away from discussing death altogether. Frustrated

with seeing family and friends paralysed by their fear of death -

and their reluctance to talk about it - Annie decided to share her

own experience of grief and the stories of others as a way to help

shed some light on the darkest moments in life.

The contributors differ in age, gender and background but all have

experienced 'immediate loss' - a child, parent, sibling, partner or

close friend. Each contributor interviewed by Broadbent will share

what helped them cope and what didn't. In addition, there will be

expert advice from key charities working to support people

through the grieving process.

• The author has a great deal of experience in

helping others cope with grief, from the

volunteer work she does with St

Christopher's Hospice to the support

groups she helps to run

• Suitable reading for friends and family of

the bereaved, counsellors, therapists and

healthcare professionals.

About the author

Annie Broadbent is a trained clinical

volunteer at St Christopher's

Hospice. She also helps to run a

support group with the hospice that

offers a space for members of the

public, staff and patients to talk

about death and dying. She has

started training as a volunteer for

'The Candle Project' - a child

bereavement service run by the

hospice, and is also starting her

second year of training as a

psychotherapist at the

Psychosynthesis and Education

Trust. In her spare time she writes a

blog (

about coping with grief and her

experiences at the hospice. She also

writes a monthly blog for

Psychologies magazine on the

taboos surrounding death and grief.



Self-Help & Practical Interests

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How to Build a Billion Dollar App

A step-by-step guide to turning your smart idea

into a global business

George Berkowski

An accessible, step-by-step guide to building an app-based

business which will be essential reading for anybody who has an

idea for an app but is unsure of where to start.

A billion humans now have smartphones. We've downloaded

more than 500,000 different apps more than 35 billion times.

Apps are not only changing the way we communicate, shop,

interact and travel, but they are becoming the dominant platform

by which we manage many parts of our lives.

Despite this, there are only a handful of mobile businesses that

have cracked the code to making it billion-dollar big. George

Berkowski is one of the masterminds behind one app on its way to

breaking into this elite group - Hailo - the smartphone app which

allows users to hail taxis from their mobile phones.

In How to Build a Billion Dollar App, George draws on his

experiences to show readers how to translate an idea for an app

into a real world service, product and business.

How to Build a Billion Dollar App provides practical advice on the

nitty-gritty of building an app-based business - from the

mechanics of user acquisition to securing the funding necessary

for growth - interwoven with the inside story of Hailo and other

billion dollar apps including Angry Birds, Whatsapp, Snapchat and


George Berkowski

• Built by Berkowski, Hailo is the taxi

smartphone app which allows registered

users to hail taxis from their mobile phones.

Registered drivers are matched up with

potential customers via GPS location

technology and customers are able to pay

in cash or via their registered credit card

• It will appeal to those interested in the

inside story of successful companies such as

The Google Story, The Facebook Effect and


About the author

George Berkowski was Head of

Product for Hailo until September

2013 and is responsible for

transforming the vision of the

company's founders into a hugely

successful business. He is now an

advisor at Fly Victors, the startup

that is shaking up the world of

private jet hire. George sold his first

startup, WooMe, to (the

world's largest online dating

company) in November 2011, and

was involved in MirCorp (the

company that helped Dennis Tito

become the world's first 'space

tourist'). He is Chairman of the MIT

Enterprise Forum UK and is a

regular speaker on the London and

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A guide to parenting a young adult

Alison Baverstock and Gill Hines

This practical book addresses the issues that face parents of 16

to 20 somethings - and shows how young people and parents

alike can find their feet in a changing world.

One minute you are taking your child to school, the next they're

turning into a young adult. It may seem like only months since you

were first filling your child's lunch box, but the school career

moves with such momentum that it isn't long before they are

facing the challenges of further education, job hunting and living

independently. This book will help you to encourage self-reliance

in your nearly grown children and prepare them for independence

in the real world.

Later! also shows how you can prepare for a time when your

child's excitement at the prospect of leaving school, going to

university or just living on their own leaves you feeling passed

over and obsessed by detail they see as unimportant. How do you

start to think about what to do with the rest of your life - picking

up on ambitions, both personal and professional, and prioritising

your own friends and interests? And how do you handle the

situation when, as is increasingly common, children later decide to

return home to live?

This book addresses current issues such as boomerang kids, sofa

syndrome and how to motivate, money management for a

generation disinclined to save, the hotel of Mum and Dad, and

much more.

• A unique feature of this book is the

emphasis on exploring the situation from

both the young person's and the parents'

point of view

• Useful reading for parents, grandparents,

teachers, friends, counsellors, advice

services - anyone supporting young people

on their journey to independence

• Later! is packed with strategies, exercises

and question-and-answer sections.

About the author

Gill Hines has worked with a large

number of parents, young people

and teachers, offering workshops,

mentoring and support in a wide

variety of issues.

Dr Alison Baverstock is an

academic, author and mother of

four, who met Gill through

participation in one of her


Their previous books together are

Whatever! A down-to-earth guide

to parenting teenagers and It's Not

Fair! Parenting the bright and

challenging child (both published by




Parenting Advice: Adolescent


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Death of an Avid Reader

A Kate Shackleton Mystery

Frances Brody

The sixth fantastically quirky crime novel featuring amateur

sleuth extraordinaire Kate Shackleton.

A lady with a secret.

Kate Shackleton's sterling reputation for courageous sleuthing

attracts the attention of the venerable Lady Coulton. Hidden in

her past is a daughter, born out of wedlock and given up to a

different family. Now, Lady Coulton is determined to find her and

puts Kate on the case.

About the author

Frances Brody is the author of three

mysteries featuring Kate Shackleton

as well as many stories and plays

for BBC Radio, scripts for television

and four sagas, one of which won

the HarperCollins Elizabeth Elgin

Award. Her stage plays have been

toured by several theatre

companies and produced at

Manchester Library Theatre, the

Gate and Nottingham Playhouse,

and Jehad was nominated for a

Time Out Award.

A mysterious killing in the library's basement.

But as Kate delves deeper into Lady Coulton's past, she soon finds

herself thrust into a scandal much closer to home. When the body

of the respected Horatio Potter is found in the Leeds Library

basement, the quiet literary community is suddenly turned upside

down with suspicions, accusations and - much to Kate's surprise -

the appearance of a particularly intelligent Capuchin monkey!

The most puzzling case in Kate's sleuthing history yet.

Convinced an innocent man has been blamed, Kate sets out to

discover the truth. Who would want Dr Potter dead? Does Lady

Coulton's missing daughter hold a vital clue? As the stories start to

emerge in the seemingly quiet Leeds Library, Kate is learning fast

that in this case, she can't judge a book by its cover...

• The sixth novel in the Kate Shackleton

mystery series.

• Set in the 1920s in Yorkshire, the stories are

full of wonderful characters and colourful

historical detail

• Will appeal to fans of Jacqueline Winspear

and Ann Granger

• Frances was long-listed for the CWA Dagger

in the Library 2012



Historical Crime & Mystery






Compassionate Leadership

Manley Hopkinson

With increased pressure on businesses to cut costs while

increasing productivity, getting the most from your team is even

more important than ever. This book will show you how to use

compassionate leadership techniques to inspire your team to

perform at a high level.

Forcing compliance is easy. Anyone can 'make' another person do

a task or a job. It will get done, but when, and to what standard?

High performance and, more importantly, sustained high

performance can only come from engagement with and

commitment to the job in hand.

This book will introduce you to the art of compassionate

leadership - the art of getting the best for and out of people

through the fulfilment of self-worth. It will show leaders how to

give their teams a real sense of purpose and direction in order to

motivate and inspire them to perform at a high level.

To illustrate his message, author Manley Hopkinson draws on his

background as a board member of companies including ATLAS

Consortium and Hewlett Packard Defence UK, his career as an

inspirational speaker and his adventure experiences as team

leader in the BT Global Challenge (a round the world yacht race)

and The Polar Race (an expedition style race to the Magnetic

North Pole).

• Brings together the two worlds of business

and adventure to encourage leaders to take

a new, relationship-centred approach to


• Will show business leaders and managers

how to turn around failing teams, create

new teams and establish effective business


About the author

Manley Hopkinson was schooled on

leadership through a mix of

practical and academic experiences:

as an officer in the Royal Navy and

the Royal Hong Kong Police, as a

skipper in the BT Global Challenge

round the world yacht race,

winning the first skiing race to the

Magnetic North Pole (The Polar

Race) and as an 'inspiring

leadership catalyst' to businesses

and organisations worldwide.

Manley is also a professional

speaker who has inspired audiences

around the world with his tales of

battling the high seas and high

latitudes. Through these powerful

stories he draws out the lessons on

leadership, relationships and

teamwork in a manner that has a

direct impact on everyday life.



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Whose Life Is It Anyway?

A survival guide for 20 somethings

Dr Linda Papadopoulos

Through her counselling practice and her column in

Cosmopolitan, leading psychologist Dr Linda Papadopoulos

knows only too well the issues that affect young women. This

book is a must read for the increasing number of young women

facing issues such as anxiety, low mood, perfectionism, burnout,

toxic relationships and low self-confidence.

Young women are under pressure like never before. Behind the

scenes, increasing numbers of young women are struggling with

issues such as anxiety, low self-esteem, lack of confidence,

bullying, low mood, mood swings, guilt, OCD, perfectionism,

loneliness, burnout, toxic friendships and relationships, pressure

to succeed or conform, and poor body image. At an age when life

should be exciting, fun and relatively care-free, more and more

young women are struggling, and don't know where to turn for

support, understanding and practical help.

Dr Linda Papadopoulos understands the issues and has the

experience to help, guide, and support young women to help get

their lives back on track so they can feel happier and more

confident. Whose Life Is It Anyway? offers valuable insight and

practical self help to empower women to start leading the lives

they want to lead and to have the relationships they want to have.

• Dr Linda is one of the most well-known and

respected psychologists working in the UK


• Her regular column in Cosmopolitan is

syndicated around the world and she often

appears on TV and radio

• A new survey conducted by YoungMinds

(for 11-25 year olds) has concluded that a

mental health 'timebomb' is ticking as

young people endure an unprecedented

barrage of pressures. This book addresses

just such issues.

About the author

Dr Linda Papadopoulos is one of the

most well-known and respected

psychologists working in the UK

today. Her expert advice is much

sought after and she provides

commentary for national

newspapers and news channels.

She was part of the original Channel

4 team on reality TV phenomenon

Big Brother. Dr Linda has a private

practice and lives in London with

her husband and daughter.



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Chained By Night

Larissa Ione

Larissa Ione's bestselling Demonica series has captivated fans

with its sensual blend of dark passion and demonic fury. Now

she takes you to another intoxicating world - where a dangerous

clan of wild vampires rules the night...

About the author

Larissa Ione lives in Wisconsin with

her husband and son. She is also

the author of the Demonica series.

The second book in Ione's fresh and exciting Moonbound Clan

Vampires series.

• Steamy sex, gripping action and gorgeous

heroes make this series a must-read for

fans of paranormal romance

• A brand new series that is sure to be just as

popular as Demonica and Lords of


• Ione has a rapidly growing fan base in the


• Will appeal to readers of J.R. Ward,

Sherrilyn Kenyon and Christine Feehan



Romantic Fiction






J. R. Ward

The sixth novel in #1 New York Times bestseller J. R. Ward's

Fallen Angels series.

About the author

J. R. Ward is the #1 New York Times

bestselling author of numerous

novels, including the Black Dagger

Brotherhood series. She lives in the

American South with her family.

J.R. Ward's next instalment in her bestselling series is a roaring

ride through the dark streets of the Fallen Angels. It's hot, dark

and bitingly addictive...

• The hardback edition of Rapture was a

number 10 New York Times bestseller

• The mass market edition of Crave debuted

at number 1 on the New York Times

bestseller list



Fantasy Fiction

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Everyday Blessings

Mindfulness for Parents

Jon Kabat-Zinn and Myla Kabat-Zinn

The bestselling author of Full Catastrophe Living and Wherever

You Go, There You Are joins forces with his wife, Myla, to

demonstrate how parents can use mindfulness to enrich their

lives and the lives of their children.

Everyday Blessings is a practical and inspiring book which offers a

clear outline for people who want to understand and embrace

mindful parenting. It is one of the few books on parenting that

embraces the emotional, intuitive and deeply personal experience

of being a parent and shows you how to apply the practice of

mindfulness meditation to parenting children of all ages.

In the rush, rush, rush of too-much-to-do-and-no-time-to-do-it ,

the important, nurturing aspects of parenthood can easily

disappear. Even the smallest degree of mindfulness can have

profound effects on children, no matter how old they are, and on

the quality of parent-child relationships. Jon Kabat-Zinn, a

mindfulness pioneer, and his wife Myla share their experiences of

using mindfulness within their own family. By encouraging

moment-to-moment awareness and acceptance, this thoughtful

and practical book will help you to slow down, grow in

compassion, enrich your life as a parent and nourish the internal

life of your children.

• Jon Kabat-Zinn is a global thought-leader

and an internationally recognised pioneer

in the field of mindfulness. He lectures,

gives workshops, delivers keynote

addresses to thousands of people every

month in North America, South America,

Europe (including the UK) and Asia

• Wherever You Go, There You Are and Full

Catastrophe Living have both sold over

55,000 copies in the UK alone

• Over 235,000 copies are in print in the

United States

• Includes a review of the way digital

connectivity has changed parent/children


About the author

Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D, is a scientist,

writer and meditation teacher

engaged in bringing mindfulness

into the mainstream of medicine

and society and this book is coauthored

with his wife, Myla Kabat-

Zinn. Jon is Professor of Medicine

Emeritus at the University of

Massachusetts Medical School,

where he was founding executive

director of the Centre for

Mindfulness in Medicine, Health

Care and Society and founder and

former director of its worldrenowned

Stress Reduction Clinic.

He lectures and leads retreats on

mindfulness-based stress reduction

for health professionals worldwide.

Myla Kabat-Zinn, BSN, RN, has

worked as a childbirth educator,

birthing assistant and

environmental advocate.



Advice On Parenting

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Vampire Watchmen

Tim O'Rourke

The second in the self-published paranormal series that is

already an online sensation!

The Wild West bites back…

About the author

Tim O’Rourke has written over

twenty novels and is the author of

the bestselling Kiera Hudson series.

Visit his website:

Samantha Carter is back from her first adventure and ready for

more in this darkly exciting, incredibly sexy Vampire Western

series from bestselling author Tim O'Rourke.

O’Rourke previously reached the number 2 spot on Amazon’s

bestselling Horror/Fantasy chart, beating Stephen King’s newest

release. Can he do the same again?

• Tim O’Rourke has sold over 250,000 copies

of his books on Amazon

• ‘Samantha Carter - Vampire Seeker' is a

whole lot of fun’

– Novels on the Run



Modern Fiction, Romantic






Blood Magick

Nora Roberts

The highly-anticipated, magical conclusion of the Cousins

O'Dwyer trilogy.

In Dark Witch and Shadow Spell Nora Roberts introduced three

cousins - Iona, Connor and Branna. They share a close bond and a

dark gift, handed down through the generations. They use their

powers for good, but are under constant attack from a powerful

enemy called Cabhan. He will stop at nothing to destroy the

cousins and take their powers for his own evil purposes.

Their struggles have brought tragedy to the cousins' lives but it

has also brought hope and love - at least for Connor and Iona, who

both found their soulmates despite their battles.

Branna, however, has a more troubled history. The man she truly

loves, beneath it all, is Finbar Burke, but he is a descendant of

Cabhan. While Fin has proved himself an ally, Branna mistrusts

him. Can Fin persuade her to believe in him, despite his

connection to Cabhan? Only together can the three cousins defeat

their enemy. And Branna's feelings for Fin could hold the key…

• The Cousins O'Dwyer trilogy is set to

become Nora Roberts' best-selling series


• Nora Roberts has sold over a million copies

of her books in 2013, in the UK alone

About the author

Nora Roberts is the number one

New York Times bestseller of more

than 200 novels. With over 450

million copies of her books in print,

she is indisputably one of the most

celebrated and popular writers in

the world. She has achieved

numerous top five bestsellers in the

UK, including number one for

Savour the Moment and The

Witness, and is a Sunday Times

hardback bestseller writing as both

Nora Roberts and J. D. Robb.








The Book of Leadership

How to Get Yourself, Your Team and Your

Company Further Than You Ever Thought


Anthony Gell

Have you ever wondered what the characteristics are shared by

the most successful people and organisations on the planet? Have

you ever asked yourself, what is it that they do differently that

makes them stand out from the rest and gets them so far ahead?

And what can you learn from them to ensure your own success?

If so, The Book of Leadership is for you.

Based on the exclusive interviews conducted by Anthony Gell

throughout his time as founder and CEO of LeadersIn, The Book of

Leadership distils hundreds of hours of wisdom from some of the

most successful business leaders, CEOs, entrepreneurs and

management gurus on the planet.

The Book of Leadership will share insights and advice in three core


1. SELF Leadership - it all starts with YOU! (What are the habits

and attributes of the most successful people in the world?)

2. TEAM Leadership - building and leading world class TEAMS

(What does it take to be a world class leader like Steve Jobs,

Sir Stuart Rose or Terry Leahy?)

3. ORGANISATIONAL Leadership - building and leading world

class companies (What makes Google, Facebook and Goldman

Sachs such successful companies? What can you learn for your

organisation to ensure that yours is world class too?)

Anthony Gell

• LeadersIn has hosted interviews and events

with some of the most famous CEOs,

entrepreneurs and business leaders in the

world. Owing to the success of these events

the company has grown from strength to

strength and has media partnerships with

Wired and the Harvard Business Review

• Draws on exclusive interviews with business

leaders and thinkers, including Sir Terry

Leahy (former CEO, Tesco); Robert Senior

(CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi); Michael Birch (cofounder,

Bebo); Richard Reed (co-founder,

Innocent Drinks); Brian Tracy (bestselling

author of Eat That Frog); Daniel Goleman

(bestselling author of Emotional

Intelligence); Ed Wray (co-founder, Betfair);

Sahar Hashemi (co-founder, Coffee

Republic); David Allen (bestselling author

and CEO, Getting Things Done).

About the author

Anthony Gell is the founder and

CEO of LeadersIn, an online and

offline community dedicated to

sharing wisdom from world leaders

in their field. Before launching

LeadersIn in 2012, Anthony was a

producer in a London based B2B

publishing and conference

company. In 2008, he launched

both a consulting business, and The

Business Voice (, which

provides a free library of interviews

under the brand 'Leaders In

Business'. Anthony has written

many leadership, success and

business articles and is an avid

public speaker. He has been asked

to interview business leaders at

many leading institutions including

London Business School and

Imperial College, London.



Business & Management

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The Map of Heaven

A neurosurgeon explores the profound mysteries

of the afterlife

Dr Eben Alexander with Ptolemy Tompkins

An inspiring and moving collection of stories about near-death

experiences, the afterlife and angels from the author of the New

York Times bestseller, Proof of Heaven.

When Dr Eben Alexander wrote about his own startling neardeath

experience, he was contacted by countless people from all

walks of life. His story had touched them personally and they in

turn had their own miraculous experiences of the afterlife to

share with Eben.

In this fascinating collection, Eben recounts the astonishing stories

he has heard on his travels, from near-death experiences and

encounters with angelic beings to inspiring messages from

departed loved ones. Each account helps us to understand just

how vast the universe really is. Drawing on these accounts and

lessons from religions across the globe, Eben explores our true

place in the universe and what exactly exists beyond death.

• From the author of the New York Times

bestseller Proof of Heaven (26k copies TCM

and 20k ebooks)

• Film rights to Proof of Heaven were sold to

Universal Pictures

• This book will appeal to fans of Raymond

Moody and James Van Praagh

• Dr Eben Alexander regularly speaks to

national and international audiences about

the afterlife and his near-death experience

About the author

Dr Eben Alexander is known

worldwide for his work in

developing advanced neurosurgical

technologies for complex disorders

of the brain. He was educated at

Duke Medical School and has

worked at Duke University Medical

School and Harvard Medical School.

During his 15 years at Harvard and

subsequent institutions, he

authored and co-authored more

than 150 chapters and peerreviewed

papers in neurosurgery.

He is a member of the American

Association of Neurological

Surgeons, the American Academy

of Neurological Surgery and

numerous other neurosurgical

organisations. For more

information, visit



Mind, Body, Spirit, Spirituality

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Untitled Charlotte Betts

Charlotte Betts

The gorgeous fourth novel from award-winning historical fiction

author, Charlotte Betts, set in London and Paris during the time

of the French Revolution.

After her French father and English mother are brutally murdered,

bluestocking Madeleine Moreau impulsively travels to France to

find the family she didn't know existed. Madeleine is in favour of

the people's revolution but her views are shaken after she arrives

in Paris and witnesses Louis XVI's death by guillotine. When France

declares war on England Madeleine is trapped, but enigmatic

Comte Etienne d'Aubery comes to the rescue when he offers her

shelter in his home, Chateau Mirabelle.

Chateau Mirabelle is a place of dark and haunting secrets and as

the Revolution gains momentum Madeleine must draw on all her

reserves of strength to save Etienne from certain death and

ensure their future happiness.

• A story bursting with colour and flavour,

perfect for readers of Philippa Gregory,

Georgette Heyer and Joanne Harris

• A richly imaginative, luscious read -

ambitious and page-turning

About the author

Charlotte Betts began her working

life as a fashion designer in London.

Always a bookworm, Charlotte

discovered her passion for writing

after her three children and two

step-children grew up. Her debut

novel, The Apothecary's Daughter,

won the YouWriteOn Book of the

Year Award in 2010, the Joan

Hessayon Award for New Writers,

was shortlisted for the Best

Historical Read at the Festival of

Romance in 2011 and won the

RNA's RoNA award, Historical

Category, in 2013. Her second

novel, The Painter's Apprentice, was

also shortlisted for Best Historical

Read at the Festival of Romance in

2012. Charlotte lives with her

husband in a cottage in the woods

on the Hampshire/Berkshire




Fiction, Romantic Fiction:


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River Road

Jayne Ann Krentz

From the New York Times bestselling author of Dream Eyes and

Copper Beach, a brand-new quintessential Jayne Ann Krentz


About the author

For more information on Jayne Ann

Krentz, visit her at

It's been thirteen years since Lucy Sheridan was in Summer River.

The last time she visited her aunt Sara there, as a teenager, she'd

been sent home suddenly after being dragged out of a wild partyby

the guy she had a crush on, just to make it more embarrassing.

Obviously Mason Fletcher-only a few years older but somehow a

lot more of a grown-up-was the overprotective type who thought

he had to come to her rescue.

Now, returning after her aunt's fatal car accident, Lucy is learning

there was more to the story than she realized at the time. Mason

had saved her from a very nasty crime that night-and soon

afterward, Tristan, the cold-blooded rich kid who'd targeted her,

disappeared mysteriously, his body never found.

A lot has changed in thirteen years. Lucy now works for a private

investigation firm as a forensic genealogist, while Mason has quit

the police force to run a successful security firm with his brother.

Even Summer River has changed, from a sleepy farm town into a

trendy upscale spot in California's wine country. But Mason is still

a protector at heart, a serious (and seriously attractive) man. And

when he and Lucy make a shocking discovery inside Sara's house,

and some of Tristan's old friends start acting suspicious, Mason's

quietly fierce instincts kick into gear. He saved Lucy once, and he'll

save her again. But this time, she insists on playing a role in her

own rescue...

• Jayne Ann Krentz, who also writes historical

and futuristic fiction under the pseudonyms

Amanda Quick and Jayne Castle

respectively, has more than fifty New York

Times bestsellers under various pen names

• More than twenty-five million copies of her

books are in print.



Romantic Fiction





Four Nights With the Duke

Eloisa James

The next exquisite historical romance in a sparkling series by the

queen of Regency seduction, Eloisa James.

From the author of the Happy Ever After series and The Duchess

Quartet comes another highly anticipated addition to an already

faultless line of fairy-tale love stories, salacious scandals and

dashing rakes.

About the author

A New York Times bestseller many

times over, Eloisa James lives in

New York City, where she is a

Shakespeare professor (with an

M.Phil. from Oxford). She is also the

mother of two children and, in a

particularly delicious irony for a

romance writer, is married to a

genuine Italian knight.

• ‘Eloisa James is extraordinary’

– Lisa Kleypas

• ‘Nothing gets me to a bookstore faster than

a book by Eloisa James’

– Julia Quinn



Historical Fiction






The Falcon Throne

Book One of the Tarnished Crown

Karen Miller

The start of a major new epic fantasy series - from the

bestselling author of The Innocent Mage.


A royal child, believed dead, sets his eyes on regaining his father's

stolen throne.

About the author

Karen Miller was born in

Vancouver, Canada, and came to

Australia with her family when she

was two. Apart from a two-year

stint in the UK she's lived around

Sydney ever since. She has held a

variety of interesting jobs and fell in

love with speculative fiction at

primary school.

A bastard lord, rising up against his tyrant cousin, sheds more

blood than he bargained for.

A duke's widow, defending her daughter, defies the ambitious lord

who would control them both.

And two brothers, divided by ambition, will learn the true

meaning of treachery.

All of this will come to pass, and the only certainty is that nothing

will remain as it once was. As royal houses rise and fall, empires

are reborn and friends become enemies, it becomes clear that

much will be demanded of those who follow the path to power.


• The start of a powerful new epic fantasy

series, set against a rich tapestry of political

intrigue, skulduggery and war

• A bold and highly commercial new direction

for Karen Miller - this is a sweeping,

majestic tale on a grand scale about the

clash of kingdoms

• Perfect for fans of gritty epic fantasy such

as George R. R. Martin, Joe Abercrombie

and Patrick Rothfuss

• Orbit UK has sold over 350,000 copies of

Karen Miller's books



Fantasy Fiction





Tower Lord

Book 2 of Raven's Shadow

Anthony Ryan

The second novel in the bestselling Raven's Shadow series - a

powerful epic fantasy from an exciting new British talent.


About the author

Anthony Ryan lives in London and is

a writer of fantasy, science fiction

and non-fiction. He previously

worked in a variety of roles for the

UK government, but now writes


Vaelin Al Sorna is tired of war. He's fought countless battles in

service to the Realm and Faith. His reward was the loss of his love,

the death of his friends and a betrayal by his king. After five years

in an Alpiran dungeon, he just wants to go home.

Reva intends to welcome Vaelin back with a knife between the

ribs. He destroyed her family and ruined her life. Nothing will stop

her from exacting bloody vengeance - not even the threat of

invasion from the greatest enemy the Realm has ever faced.

Yet as the fires of war spread, foes become friends and truths turn

to lies. To save the Realm, Reva must embrace a future she does

not want - and Vaelin must revisit a past he'd rather leave buried.

• Blood Song received huge critical acclaim

and was the UK’s bestselling epic fantasy

debut of 2013

• Blood Song was Amazon UK's SFF Book of

the Year for 2013

• A highly commercial, character-driven

fantasy novel that is grand in scope and

mixes explosive action with deadly intrigue

• Perfect for fans of David Gemmell, Brent

Weeks, Peter Brett and Patrick Rothfuss



Fantasy Fiction





The Rhesus Chart

A Laundry Files novel

Charles Stross

The fifth Laundry Files novel by Charles Stross, and a jumping-on

point for readers new to the series, The Rhesus Chart sees hacker

and supernatural spy Bob Howard take on the (literal)

bloodsuckers running London's financial district.


About the author

Charles Stross was born in Leeds,

England, in 1964. He has worked as

a software engineer and freelance

journalist but now writes science

fiction and crime thrillers full-time.

You can find his blog at and find

him on Twitter at @cstross

Bob Howard is an intelligence agent working his way through the

ranks of the top secret government agency known as 'the

Laundry'. When occult powers threaten the realm, they'll be there

to clean up the mess - and deal with the witnesses.

There's one kind of threat that the Laundry has never come across

in its many decades, and that's vampires. Mention them to a

seasoned agent and you'll be laughed out of the room.

But when a small team of investment bankers at one of Canary

Wharf's most distinguished financial institutions discovers an

arcane algorithm that leaves them fearing daylight and craving O

positive, someone doesn't want the Laundry to know. And Bob

gets caught right in the middle.

• The X-Files meets The Big Bang Theory -

Stross's Laundry novels are spy thrillers

crossed with top-class geek wisecracking

• Stross gets fantastic review coverage in the

genre, online and national press, and his

blog and social media channels have a huge

audience - with nearly 20,000 Twitter

followers and a whopping 12,000 unique

visits per day at his site

• Charles Stross has been nominated for the

Hugo Award five years in a row - a new




Espionage & Spy Thriller Fiction,

Science Fiction





The Outsorcerer's Apprentice

Tom Holt

A story of overlords, underlings and inhuman resources, The

Outsorcerer's Apprentice is the hilarious new novel from comic

fantasist Tom Holt.

A happy workforce is a productive workforce.

About the author

Tom Holt's first poetry was

published when he was just

thirteen and, to his horror, he was

hailed as an infant prodigy. While

studying at Oxford, however, he

discovered bar billiards and turned

from poetry to comic fiction.

At the moment, the Wizard's employees are neither. The goblins

are upset with their working conditions, the dragonslayer has

thrown a hissy fit over his medical insurance (or lack thereof) and

everyone is upset about the terrible canteen coffee.

Yet the Wizard hasn't got time to worry about revolution in the

workplace - he's about to see his brilliant business plan (based on

entrepreneurial flair and involving one or two parallel worlds)

disrupted by a clueless young man.

Side effects may include a huge hole in the fabric of reality.

This is almost certainly going to be a bad day at the office.

• Tom Holt is an established force in comic

writing with a history of great reviews, who

has sold almost 450,000 books in the UK


• Perfect for fans of Douglas Adams, Robert

Rankin, Terry Pratchett and Jasper Fforde

• Fantastic parody of traditional epic fantasy

such as Lord of the Rings or Game of




Fantasy Fiction, Humour





The Remaining: Refugees

D. J. Molles

Book three in this bestselling series. When a devastating and

vicious plague turns most of the population into frenzied killers,

a lone soldier is on a mission to rebuild his ruined world.

He has fought the fight, and run the race.

But the enemies never stop coming, and the race has no finish


It has been three months since Captain Lee Harden found the

survivors at Camp Ryder. With winter looming, Lee is on the verge

of establishing Camp Ryder as a hub of safety and stability in the

region. But not everyone agrees with Lee's mission . . . or his

methods. Growing tensions between camp leadership are coming

to a head, and as Lee struggles amid the dissention and

controversy, new revelations about the infected threaten to

destroy everything he has worked for.

This is the third book in the bestselling Remaining series, telling a

gritty tale of survival, perseverance and fighting to get back what

has been lost.

• D J Molles is a self-published bestseller on

Amazon, with over 250,000 copies of the

series sold. Now he comes to Orbit…

• The series is building a huge, devoted

fanbase that keeps growing, with the books

gaining almost 1,000 reviews on Amazon

averaging 4 1/2 stars

• A cross between a military action series and

a zombie thriller - think Andy McNab

crossed with The Walking Dead

• An edge-of-your-seat plot and compelling

characters make this a thrillingly absorbing,

propulsive read

• The first four books in the series will be

released in four consecutive months

About the author

D. J. Molles has two published short

stories, Darkness and Survive,

which won a short fiction contest

through Writer's Digest. The

Remaining series (The Remaining,

The Remaining: Aftermath, The

Remaining: Refugees and The

Remaining: Fractured) are his first

novels and have been met with

overwhelming success. He lives in

the South East of the US with his

wife and daughter.



Horror & Ghost Stories, Science






Clockwork Princess: The Mortal

Instruments Prequel

Volume 3 of The Infernal Devices Manga

Cassandra Clare

The thrilling conclusion to the number one New York Times

bestselling Infernal Devices trilogy, a prequel series to the Mortal

Instruments. See Cassandra Clare's characters brought to life in

this breathtakingly beautiful manga adaptation.

A net of shadows tightens around the Shadowhunters of the

London Institute. Mortmain plans to use his Infernal Devices, an

army of pitiless automatons, to destroy them. He needs only one

last item to complete his plan: he needs Tessa Gray.

When Mortmain abducts Tessa, the boys who lay equal claim to

her heart, Jem and Will, will do anything to save her. For though

Tessa and Jem are now engaged, Will is as much in love with her

as ever.

About the author

Cassandra Clare vaulted onto the

publishing scene with her first YA

novel, City of Bones, and has

published three other bestselling

novels in the Mortal Instruments

series. First published in August of

2010, Clockwork Angel marked the

first instalment of Cassandra's

Infernal Devices trilogy and debuted

at number one on the New York

Times list. The Mortal Instruments is

being released on film this year,

and The Infernal Devices has been

optioned for film by Unique


Danger and betrayal, secrets and enchantment, and the tangled

threads of love and loss intertwine as the Shadowhunters are

pushed to the very brink of destruction in this breath-taking

conclusion to the Infernal Devices trilogy.

• Cassandra Clare is bigger than ever after

the 2013 release of summer blockbuster

film The Mortal Instruments - this series is

set in the same world as the film

• Author has nearly 300,000 total sales

through UK Bookscan

• Perfect for fans of series such as the Mortal

Instruments, the Infernal Devices, the

Soulless manga as well as manga such as

Attack on Titan, Pandora Hearts and Black




Fantasy Fiction, Graphic

Novels, Teenage Romance





The Widow's House

Daniel Abraham

The fourth volume in this enthralling epic fantasy series, from

the author of the critically acclaimed Long Price Quartet.


Lord Regent Geder Palliako's war has led his nation and the priests

of the spider goddess to victory after victory. No power has

withstood him, except for the heart of the one woman he desires.

As the violence builds and the cracks in his rule begin to show, he

will risk everything to gain her love - or her destruction.

About the author

Daniel Abraham is the author of the

critically acclaimed Long Price

Quartet. He has been nominated

for the Hugo, Nebula and World

Fantasy awards, and won the

International Horror Guild Award.

He also writes as M. N. L. Hanover

and (with Ty Frank) as James S. A.

Corey. He lives in New Mexico.

Clara Kalliam, the loyal traitor, is torn between the woman she

once was and the woman she has become. With her sons on all

sides of the conflict, her house cannot stand, but there is a power

in choosing when and how to fall.

And in Porte Oliva, banker Cithrin bel Sarcour and Captain Marcus

Wester learn the terrible truth that links this war to the fall of the

dragons millennia before, and that to save the world, Cithrin must

conquer it.

• The Dagger and Coin series blends action,

intrigue and superbly-drawn characters in a

vivid setting. Perfect for fans of Patrick

Rothfuss, George R. R. Martin and Scott


• Daniel Abraham received huge acclaim for

his Long Price Quartet, and has since

become a New York Times bestselling

author (for his Expanse novels as James S.

A. Corey, with Ty Frank) and is also working

on the graphic novel adaptation of A Game

of Thrones



Fantasy Fiction

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The Ripper Affair

Bannon and Clare: Book Three

Lilith Saintcrow

Fast-paced, steampunk inspired urban fantasy adventure set in

an alternate Victorian London, where detective duo Bannon and

Clare will face treason, cannon fire and dark magic.

Sorcery. Treason. Madness. And, of course, murder most foul . . .

About the author

Lilith Saintcrow was born in New

Mexico, bounced around the world

as an Air Force brat, and fell in love

with writing when she was ten

years old. She currently lives in

Vancouver, WA with two small

children and a houseful of cats. Oh.

And a husband too.

A shattering accident places Archibald Clare, mentath in the

service of Britannia, in the care of Emma Bannon, sorceress Prime.

Clare needs a measure of calm to repair his faculties of Logic and

Reason. Without them, he is not his best. At all.

Unfortunately, calm and rest will not be found. There is a killer

hiding in the sorcerous steam-hells of Londinium, murdering poor

women of a certain reputation. A handful of frails murdered on

cold autumn nights would make no difference . . . but the killings

echo in the highest circles, and threaten to bring the Empire down

in smoking ruins.

The game is afoot…

• Lilith Saintcrow is a New York Times

bestselling author with over 22,000 sales in

the UK alone

• Fast-paced and fun steampunk-inspired

urban fantasy for fans of Gail Carriger and

Patricia Briggs

• An Orbit international title for worldwide

co-ordinated promotion

• With nods to Sherlock Holmes, steampunk

and Victoriana, this book is bang on trend

for 2014 summer reads



Fantasy Fiction





The Broken Eye

Book 3 of Lightbringer

Brent Weeks

The explosive third novel in the New York Times bestselling

Lightbringer series.

As the old gods awaken, the Chromeria is in a race to find its lost

Prism, the only man who may be able to stop catastrophe, Gavin

Guile. But Gavin's enslaved on a galley, and when he finally

escapes, he finds himself in less than friendly hands. Without the

ability to draft which has defined him .

About the author

Brent Weeks studied at Hillsdale

College, before brief stints walking

the earth like Caine from Kung Fu,

also tending bar and corrupting the

youth (not at the same time). He

started writing on napkins and,

eventually, someone paid him for it.

Brent doesn't own cats or wear a


Meanwhile, the Colour Prince's army continues its inexorable

advance. Having swallowed two of the seven satrapies, they now

invade the Blood Forest. Andross Guile, thinking his son Gavin lost,

tasks his two grandsons with stopping the invasion. Kip and his

psychopathic half-brother Zymun will compete for the ultimate

prize: who will become the next Prism.

• The Blinding Knife was a New York Times

bestseller in hardback

• The Way of Shadows was the bestselling

fantasy debut of 2009 and the Night Angel

trilogy has become a byword for fantasy


• Orbit has sold 230,000 copies of Brent

Weeks books through UK BookScan

• Joint Orbit UK/Orbit US title with

coordinated worldwide promotion



Fantasy Fiction





The Remaining: Fractured

D. J. Molles

Book four in this bestselling series, now released through Orbit.

When a devastating and vicious plague turns most of the

population into frenzied killers, a lone soldier is on a mission to

rebuild his ruined world.

This is the destiny of those who stand for others.

Their honour will be bought in blood and pain.

The Camp Ryder hub is broken. Captain Lee Horden is nowhere to

be found, and his allies are scattered across the state, each of

them learning that their missions will not be as easy as they

thought. Inside the walls of Camp Ryder, a silent war is brewing

between those few that still support Lee's vision of rebuilding and

the majority who support Jerry's desire for isolation. But this war

will not remain silent for long. And in this savage world, everyone

will have to make a choice.

This is the fourth book in the bestselling Remaining series, telling a

gritty tale of survival, perseverance and the fight to get back what

has been lost.

• D. J. Molles is a self-published bestseller on

Amazon, with over 250,000 copies of the

series sold. Now he comes to Orbit

• The series is building a huge, devoted

fanbase that keeps growing, with the books

gaining almost 1,000 reviews on Amazon

averaging 4 1/2 stars

• This is a military action novel crossed with a

zombie thriller - think Andy McNab meets

The Walking Dead

• An edge-of-your-seat plot and compelling

characters make this a thrillingly absorbing,

propulsive read

• The first four books in the series will be

released in four consecutive months

About the author

D. J. Molles has two published short

stories, Darkness and Survive, which

won a short fiction contest through

Writer's Digest. The Remaining

series (The Remaining, The

Remaining: Aftermath, The

Remaining: Refugees and The

Remaining: Fractured) are his first

novels and have been met with

overwhelming success. He lives in

the south east of the US with his

wife and daughter.



Horror & Ghost Stories, Science






Age of Iron

Angus Watson

Bloodthirsty druids and battle-hardened Iron Age warriors

collide in the first volume of this action-packed historical fantasy

trilogy which will appeal to fans of Joe Abercrombie and HBO's

Game of Thrones.


Dug Sealskinner is a down-on-his-luck mercenary travelling south

to join up with King Zadar's army. But he keeps rescuing the wrong


First, Spring, a child he finds scavenging on the battlefield, and

then Lowa, one of Zadar's most fearsome warriors, who's vowed

revenge on the king for her sister's execution.

About the author

Angus Watson is an author and

journalist living in London. He's

written hundreds of features for

many newspapers including the

Times, Financial Times and the

Telegraph, and the latter even sent

him to look for Bigfoot. As a fan of

both historical fiction and epic

fantasy, Angus came up with the

idea of writing a fantasy set in the

Iron Age when exploring British

hillforts for the Telegraph, and

developed the story while walking

Britain's ancient paths for further

articles. You can find him on Twitter

at @GusWatson or find his website


Now Dug's on the wrong side of that thousands-strong army he

hoped to join - and worse, Zadar has bloodthirsty druid magic on

his side. All Dug has is his war hammer, one rescued child and one

unpredictable, highly-trained warrior with a lust for revenge that's

going to get them all killed . . .

It's a glorious day to die.

• Watson's action-packed, blackly humorous

writing style will appeal to fans of Joe

Abercrombie as well as fans of historical

fantasy dramas such as HBO's Game of

Thrones and Rome

• As a journalist for the Guardian, the

Telegraph and Times among other papers,

Angus's press contacts will be useful in

promoting this book

• Angus's location, in the UK and in London,

means he'll be available for many PR and

fantasy/genre events to launch this series

• The start of a trilogy, Age of Iron tells an

epic fantasy story of magic and battles, told

against a well-researched and fascinating

historical background

• A worldwide Orbit publication



Fantasy Fiction, Historical







An Alex Verus novel

Benedict Jacka

The latest novel in this compelling urban fantasy series featuring

Alex Verus, the Camden-based mage who just can't stay out of

trouble despite his ability to see the future. Perfect for fans of

Jim Butcher or Ben Aaronovitch.


About the author

Benedict Jacka became a writer

almost by accident, when at 19 he

sat in his school library and began

writing in the back of an exercise

book. Since then he has worked for

the civil service, studied philosophy

at Cambridge and been a bouncer,

but has always found the time to

keep writing.

Alex Verus is a diviner who can see probable futures - a talent

that's gotten him and his friends out of many a tough scrape. But

what happens when someone doesn't want Alex's help?

Alex's friend, the life mage Anne, distanced herself from him when

she found out about his past as a Dark apprentice. Now she's in

serious trouble, but wants nothing to do with him. Alex has to

start wondering if Anne's problem is really with him - or if there's

a secret she's trying to hide.

On top of that, rumours are swirling around London that Alex's

former master may be back in town. Alex has no idea what his

agenda may be, or who it involves.

• Perfect for fans of Jim Butcher's Dresden

Files - and Jim Butcher himself is a huge fan

of this series

• Contemporary urban fantasy set in London,

will also appeal to fans of Ben Aaronovitch's

Rivers of London

• This series has already had 17,000

Bookscan sales in the UK and Australia, and

the numbers continue to climb

• 'Whoop-ass excitement from the new

master of magical London‘ - Charles Stross

• 'Harry Dresden would like Alex Verus

tremendously - and be a little nervous

around him. I just added Benedict Jacka to

my must-read list.‘ - Jim Butcher



Fantasy Fiction, Urban Fantasy





Red Blooded

Book 4 in the Jessica McClain series

Amanda Carlson

The fourth Jessica McClain novel - a fast-paced and irresistibly

sexy urban fantasy novel perfect for fans of Kelley Armstrong,

Patricia Briggs, Keri Arthur and Rachel Vincent.

Jessica is going to Hell.

About the author

Amanda Carlson is a Minnesota girl,

born and bred. She started writing

stories about teenage girls and their

social missteps when she was in

high school - and still has the

handwritten spiral notebooks to

prove it. She worked as a sign

language interpreter and often

dreams of Hawaii. She lives in

Minneapolis with her family.

After settling a fragile truce between the vampires, werewolves

and witches, the last thing Jessica wants to do is face the demons

head on. But when the Prince of Hell kidnapped her brother, he

set into motion a chain of events that even Jessica doesn't have

the power to stop.

Now, Jessica must go into battle again. But hell is a whole new

beast – new rules, more dangerous demons, and an entirely

foreign realm. And when Jessica is dropped into the Underworld

too soon, without protection or the help of her friends, she must

figure out just how powerful she can be... or she will never make it

out alive.

• This book has everything you'd ask for in an

urban fantasy: action, humour, heaps of

sexual tension, but most importantly, it has

incredible, heart-thumping pace

• Also perfect for fans of Kelley Armstrong,

Patricia Briggs, Rachel Vincent and Ilona


• The author is extremely active online and

even participated in a thirty-two-date blog

tour for book one in the series, Full Blooded

- and will be doing the same for every book

in the series

• An international Orbit title for worldwide

coordinated promotion



Fantasy Fiction





Otherworld Nights

Kelley Armstrong

A collection of stories based around the bestselling Women of the

Otherworld series including a brand-new novella.

This short story collection features a brand-new novella and many

other stories collected together for the first time. Most feature

the werewolves of the Otherworld, Elena and Clay, Jeremy, Karl

and other members of the American Pack. These are some of

Kelley Armstrong's best-loved and most enduring characters, first

introduced in bestselling books such as Bitten, Stolen and


About the author

Kelley Armstrong lives in rural

Ontario, Canada, with her family

and far too many pets. She is the

author of the bestselling, thirteenbook

Women of the Otherworld

series, which begins with Bitten and

concludes with 13.

She has published two bestselling

YA series, the Darkest Powers and

Darkness Rising trilogies. Her new

YA series, the Age of Legends

trilogy, begins with Sea of Shadows,

published in April 2014. Her new

adult trilogy, the Cainsville series,

began with Omens (August 2013)

and continues with Visions (August

2014). For more information visit

• We have sold over a million copies of Kelley

Armstrong's books

• A New York Times and Sunday Times

bestselling author

• Previous short story collection sales - Men

of the Otherworld 27,000 net; Tales of the

Otherworld 18,500 net (April 10 pub)

• A must-have for fans



Modern Fiction





Ancillary Sword

Ann Leckie

The hotly anticipated sequel to the award-winning Ancillary

Justice, the science fiction debut that everybody's talking about.


Breq - the soldier who used to be a spaceship - is serving the

emperor she swore to destroy. She's been given her own warship,

her own crew and ordered to the only place in the galaxy she

would have agreed to go: to Athoek Station, to protect the family

of the lieutenant she murdered in cold blood.

Athoek was annexed by the Empire some six hundred years ago,

and by now everyone is fully 'civilised'. Or should be - but

everything is not as tranquil as it appears. Old divisions are still

troublesome, Athoek Station's AI is restless and it looks like the

alien Presger might have taken an interest in what's going on.

With no guarantees that their interest is benevolent.

• The sequel to Ancillary Justice - the science

fiction debut from 2013 that everybody is

talking about

• Reviewers glowingly compare Ancillary

Justice to Iain M. Banks's Culture novels - SF

author Elizabeth Bear called Leckie the 'heir

to Banks‘

• Awards season is only just beginning, and

Ancillary Justice has already been

shortlisted for the Philip K. Dick Award, the

Nebula and the BSFA Awards and won a

Golden Tentacle at the Kitschies

• There has been massive support for this

series, and Ancillary Justice received a truly

huge amount of critical acclaim from

mainstream and genre media, both online

and print

About the author

The author of many published

science fiction short stories, Ann

Leckie lives in St Louis, Missouri,

with her husband, children and

cats. She's currently the Secretary

for the SFWA (Science Fiction &

Fantasy Writers of America). You

can find her website at or chat to her

on Twitter at @Ann_Leckie.



Science Fiction





The Free

Brian Ruckley

From the bestselling author of Winterbirth comes a magnificent

new epic fantasy about The Free - the most feared and revered

band of mercenaries the kingdom has ever known. . .

About the author

Brian Ruckley lives in Edinburgh. He

has worked for a series of

organisations dealing with

environmental and youth

development issues, but now writes


A warrior of legend. A warrior to be feared.

The famed Yulan is leader of The Free, the last remaining band of

mercenaries in the Hommetic Kingdom. He and his comrades have

earned a reputation of mythic proportions by selling their martial

and magical talents to the highest bidder. Feared and revered,

they were once seen as a threat to the Hommetic Kingdom's

power - until they outlasted it in the course of a bloody rebellion.

With the oppressive monarch overthrown, The Free plan to finally

lay down their weapons, hoping for a chance of peace at last. But

their enemies will not let them rest just yet. For the final contract

Yulan is offered is one he'll be unable to refuse - not when he

learns the target is the very man responsible for the worst atrocity

he has ever witnessed. It is an evil that Yulan failed to prevent -

one that has haunted him ever since. And now is his last chance to

right that wrong.

But as Yulan and his companions embark on their last journey, a

potent mix of vengeance, love and loyalty is building to a storm. It

is a storm so violent it is likely to destroy the last of the free

companies. And only then will they discover the true price of


• A powerful new standalone heroic fantasy

novel with a brilliant hook: the most

legendary band of mercenaries the

kingdom has ever known is about to meet

its match

• This is fantasy at its most commercial and

just what fantasy fans are looking for right

now: more gritty, intelligent and morally

ambiguous fantasy in the vein of A Game of


• Perfect for fans of heroic and fast-paced

epic fantasy such as Joe Abercrombie,

Anthony Ryan and David Gemmell's classic


• An Orbit international title for worldwide

coordinated promotion



Fantasy Fiction





The Way of Shadows: The Graphic


Brent Weeks

The much-anticipated graphic novel of The Way of Shadows,

Brent Weeks’ New York Times bestselling epic fantasy of thieves

and assassins, with art by Marvel and DC Comics artist Andy



For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art. And he is the city's most

accomplished artist, his talents required from alleyway to courtly


For Azoth, survival is precarious. Something you never take for

granted. As a guild rat, he's grown up in the slums and learned the

hard way to judge people quickly – and to take risks. Risks like

apprenticing himself to Durzo Blint.

But to be accepted, Azoth must turn his back on his old life and

embrace a new identity and name. As Kylar Stern, he must learn

to navigate the assassins' world of dangerous politics and strange

magics – and cultivate a flair for death.

See Brent Weeks‘ New York Times bestselling fantasy of assassins

and thieves come to life in this graphic novel adaptation with art

by Marvel and DC Comics artist Andy MacDonald.

• Brent has over 228,000 print sales through

UK Bookscan alone, and fan-favourite title

The Way of Shadows has been translated

into ten languages

• Comic books and epic fantasy are currently

big trends in the wake of The Avengers and

Game of Thrones – this graphic novel

combines both

• The Way of Shadows was a New York Times

bestseller, and the author has been a New

York Times bestseller many times before

• The graphic novel is full of superb artwork

from an established Marvel and DC comics


About the author

Brent Weeks studied at Hillsdale

College, before brief stints walking

the earth like Caine from Kung-Fu,

also tending bar, and corrupting the

youth. (Not at the same time.) He

started writing on napkins and,

eventually, someone paid him for it.

Brent doesn't own cats or wear a

ponytail. You can find his website at or chat to

him on Twitter at @brentweeks.



Graphic Novels, Fantasy





Untitled Alchemy War 1

Ian Tregillis

A thrilling new tale of an empire forged in brass and a slave’s

desperate fight to break free.

My name is Jax.

That is the name granted to be by my human masters.

I am a clakker: a mechanical man, powered by alchemy. Armies of

my kind have conquered the world – and made the Brasswork

Throne the sole superpower.

About the author

Ian Tregillis is the son of a bearded

mountebank and a discredited tarot

card reader. He was born and

raised in Minnesota, where his

parents had landed after fleeing the

wrath of a Flemish prince. (The full

story, he's told, involves a Dutch

tramp steamer and a stolen horse.)

Nowadays he lives in New Mexico,

where he consorts with writers,

scientists and other unsavoury


I am a faithful servant. I am the ultimate fighting machine. I am

endowed with great strength and boundless stamina.

But I am beholden to the wishes of my human masters.

I am a slave. But I shall be free.

A MAJOR NEW TALENT – George R R Martin

• An epic and powerful tale of revolution,

magic and mechanical slaves from one of

the most ingenious new voices in genre


• Ian Tregillis is a superb writer, mixing vivdly

descriptive prose with thrilling action


• Huge appeal for fantasy, science fiction and

steampunk fans alike

• Published worldwide by Orbit for

internationally co-ordinated promotion



Fantasy Fiction






Mira Grant


The SymboGen-designed tapeworms were created to relieve

humanity of disease and sickness. But the implants in the majority

of the world's population began attacking their hosts.

Those who do not appear to be afflicted are being gathered for

quarantine as panic spreads. Now, they must discover how the

tapeworms are taking over their hosts, what their eventual goal is,

and how they can be stopped.

About the author

Mira Grant lives in California, sleeps

with a machete under her bed, and

highly suggests you do the same.

Mira Grant is the open pseudonym

of Seanan McGuire, a successful

fantasy writer and the winner of

the 2010 John W. Campbell Award

for Best New Writer.



‘Parasite is a thoroughly enjoyable nightmare’ Sunday Sport

‘An incredible, disturbingly plausible tale of what happens to a

world where medical treatments have minds of their own’

‘Parasite is believable, disturbing and only the beginning…’


• The second novel in a gripping new duology

from a New York Times bestselling author

• Mira Grant (real name Seanan McGuire)

was nominated in no less than five

categories for the prestigious 2013 Hugo

Awards - a record-breaking achievement

• The series is perfect for fans of Max Brooks'

highly popular novel World War Z as well as

fans of films such as Contagion, The

Walking Dead and 28 Days Later

• Mira Grant's debut hit FEED won

Goodreads' 2010 choice award for Best

Science Fiction, and made io9's Best

Speculative Fiction of 2010 list



Science Fiction





A Dance of Ghosts

Book 5 of Shadowdance

David Dalglish

The fifth novel in an electrifying new fantasy series of assassins

from bestselling author David Dalglish.

In a city known for darkness, the underworld trembles at the rise

of the Sun...

He is known as the Muzien the Darkhand, and a night of fire and

blood heralds his arrival to the beleaguered city of Veldaren. With

him comes the might of the Sun Guild, its thieves and smugglers

eager to spread their criminal empire to the east.

About the author

David Dalglish currently lives in

rural Missouri with his wife

Samantha, daughter Morgan and

dog Asimov. He graduated from

Missouri Southern State University

in 2006 and currently devotes

himself to perfecting his craft. He

spends his free time playing

racquetball and watching PBS with

his daughter.

Left blind and vulnerable after her attack by the Widow, Alyssa

Gemcroft struggles to hold together the remnants of the Trifect as

the Sun Guild's arrival threatens to shatter whatever future her

son might have left.

Veldaren's only hope is in the Watcher, but Haern is no longer

there. He travels west with his father, Thren Felhorn, whose own

thief guild has been crushed by the might of the encroaching Sun

Guild. Their destination: the Stronghold, an ancient bastion of the

dark paladins of Karak. Together, Haern hopes to discover a shred

of something good within his father. But as much as Haern tries to

change his father, will it be his father who ends up changing him?

Killer or saviour; the line can no longer remain blurred.

Bestselling fantasy author David Dalglish spins a tale of

retribution and darkness, and an underworld reaching for

ultimate power.

• David Dalglish has already had huge success

as a self-published author - with almost half

a million copies sold worldwide

• All of the first four Shadowdance titles have

already appeared on the Kindle bestseller


• This tale represents fantasy at its darkest

and most engrossing: in a world where the

good guys are assassins, one can't even

imagine how monstrous the villains truly


• Perfect for fans of Joe Abercrombie, Mark

Lawrence, Michael J. Sullivan and Brent




Fantasy Fiction





City of Eternal Night

Crescent City: Book 2

Kristen Painter

Fae and vampires collide in the lush surrounding of New Orleans,

in a new urban fantasy series by House of Comarre author

Kristen Painter.


Mardi Gras approaches, bringing with it hordes of tourists eager to

see the real life Faery Queen holding court atop her festival float.

When the Queen is kidnapped, it's up to Augustine, the faeblooded

Guardian of the city, to rescue her before time runs out.

But Augustine's mystifying protégée, Harlow, complicates the task

by unintentionally aiding the forces of evil, drawing danger closer

with each step. The Queen might not be the first to die.

About the author

Kristen Painter likes to balance her

obsessions with shoes and cats by

making the lives of her characters

miserable and surprising her

readers with interesting twists. She

currently writes award-winning

urban fantasy for Orbit Books. The

former college English teacher can

often be found on Twitter

@Kristen_Painter, Facebook at

Author where she loves to interact

with her readers and on her blog,

• Kristen's fans include bestselling authors of

supernatural fiction such as Patricia Briggs,

P.C. Cast and Larissa Ione

• A new series and new characters from a

rising talent in urban fantasy fiction

• Brand new, eye catching cover style

• The sequel to House Of The Rising Sun



Fantasy Fiction, Horror & Ghost







The Young World

Chris Weitz

Teenagers are the only survivors of a catastrophic sickness and

attempt to forge a world for themselves in the outstanding first

YA novel from acclaimed film producer, director, and

screenwriter Chris Weitz.

About the author

Chris Weitz is the director of

Twilight: New Moon, A Better Life,

About a Boy, The Golden Compass,

and American Pie. The Young World

is his first novel.

Welcome to New York, a city ruled by teens.

After the mysterious Sickness wipes out the rest of the population,

young survivors assemble into tightly run tribes. Jefferson, the

reluctant leader of the Washington Square tribe, and Donna, the

girl he's secretly in love with, have carved out a precarious

existence among the chaos. But when another tribe member

discovers a clue that may hold the cure to the Sickness, five teens

set out on a life-altering road trip to save humankind.

The tribe exchanges gunfire with enemy gangs, escapes cults and

militias, braves the wilds of the subway and Central Park… and

discovers truths they could never have imagined.

• Film rights acquired by Warner

Brothers with Weitz slated to adapt

the books, direct, and produce

• The first of a compelling YA trilogy with

fantastic crossover potential

• With its large cast of characters, highstakes

action, and complex

relationships, this book will appeal to

both boy and girl readers

• Ages 12+




Trade Paperback




Lair of Dreams

A Diviners Novel

Libba Bray

The queen of historical fiction takes on 1920s Jazz Age New York

- with a supernatural twist.

About the author

Libba Bray is the acclaimed author

of the Gemma Doyle Trilogy and is

the 2010 Printz Award winner for

her stand-alone novel Going

Bovine. She lives in New York City.

After a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O'Neill has

outed herself as a Diviner. Now that the world knows of her ability

to 'read' objects, and thus read the past, she has become a media

darling, earning the title 'America's Sweetheart Seer'. But not

everyone is so accepting of the Diviners' abilities...

Meanwhile, mysterious deaths have been turning up in the city,

victims of an unknown sleeping sickness. Can the Diviners descend

into the dreamworld and catch a killer?

This is the hotly anticipated follow-up to acclaimed crossover

novel, The Diviners.

• Libba Bray is the queen of historical YA

fiction: her Gemma Doyle Trilogy has

sold over 1.25 million copies and been

translated into over 15 languages

• The Diviners is fun, flirty and accessible -

the perfect YA read

• The Diviners (book one in series)

garnered fantastic reviews, from the

Telegraph to InStyle

• Sexy time-period and evocative

storytelling makes this a series with

great crossover potential

• Ages 12+









Courier’s Daughter #3

C.J. Redwine

The final title in the fast-paced coming-of-age fantasy series.

About the author

C.J. Redwine is a mother of four

who lives in Tennesse. You can find

her online at

Everything hangs in the balance, and nothing is certain; Rachel has

been kidnapped by enemy forces and Logan is imprisoned and

awaiting trial. Separated from each other and their comrades,

each must find a way to achieve what they desperately want: to

rid their world once and for all of the Commander and the tech

that controls the deadly Cursed One.

Fighting through her pain and embracing the warrior she's

become, Rachel will do whatever it takes to escape her enemies'

clutches and join Logan in his fight. But when she learns a secret,

she realises her plans must change if she wants to save the people

she loves.

Logan needs allies if he's going to succeed. But securing them will

mean betraying his beliefs and enlisting the help of the man he

hates more than anyone. Driven by his fierce love for Rachel and

his determination to make their world safe, Logan may be just the

weapon the city states need to defeat the Cursed One.

• The perfect blend of YA fantasy and

dystopia, The Courier's Daughter is an

adddictive series

• Perfect for fans of Trudi Canavan,

Christopher Paolini, Maria V Snyder

and Kristin Cashore

• Ages 12+

As enemies bear down and uneasy alliances are tested, will Rachel

and Logan's love for each other be enough to surmount the

unbelievable odds against them?









House of Night #12

P.C. and Kristin Cast

House of Night is an international phenomenon: this is the

closing chapter of this epic series.

In the final electrifying novel in the HoN series, Neferet has finally

made herself known to mortals. A Dark Goddess is loose on Tulsa

and the world. No single vampyre is strong enough to vanquish

her - unless that creature has the power to summon the elements

as well as the ability to wield Old Magick. Only Zoey Redbird is heir

to such power...but because of the consequences of using Old

Magick, she is unable to help. Find out who will win and who will

lose in this epic battle of Light versus Darkness.

About the authors

P. C. Cast is an award-winning

fantasy and paranormal romance

author. She was a teacher for many

years but now concentrates on

writing and public speaking fulltime.

Her daughter, Kristin Cast, has

won awards for her poetry and

journalism as well as co-writing the

bestselling House of Night series.

Also publishing from House of Night in 2014

Kalona’s Fall – July 2014, 9780349002071, paperback original.

In the fourth House of Night novella, the dark story of Kalona will

finally be revealed.

• Over 12 million copies in print worldwide

• Rights sold in thirty-eight countries to

date, and relatable, addictive characters

• New House of Night novels are always

destined to feature in the Sunday Times

and New York Times bestseller charts

• Dramatic new cover look has revitalised

the series and targeted a brand new

legion of fans

• Ages 14+








Waistcoats and Weaponry

Finishing School #3

Gail Carriger

Set in the world of the bestselling Parasol Protectorate novels,

the Finishing School series blends intrigue, deception and kickass

heroines with a fabulous dose of boarding school fun.

Sophronia continues her second year at finishing school in style -

with a steel-bladed fan secreted in the folds of her ball gown, of


Such a fashionable choice of weapon comes in handy when

Sophronia, her best friend Dimity, sweet sootie Soap, and the

charming Lord Felix Mersey all stowaway on a train to return their

classmate Sidheag to her werewolf pack in Scotland. Because no

one would have suspected what - and who - they would find

aboard the suspiciously empty train.

Sophronia uncovers a plot that threatens to dissolve all of London

into chaos and must decide where her loyalties lie once and for


• Gail Carriger is a New York Times

bestseller with a huge legion of

international fans

• The Gallagher Girls meets Sherlock

Holmes - finishing school with accessibly

Victorian flair!

• Ages 12+

About the author

New York Times bestselling author

Gail Carriger writes to cope with

being raised in obscurity by an

expatriate Brit and an incurable

curmudgeon. She escaped small

town life and inadvertently

acquired several degrees in Higher

Learning. Ms Carriger then travelled

the historic cities of Europe,

subsisting entirely on biscuits

secreted in her handbag. She

resides in the Colonies, surrounded

by fantastic shoes, where she insists

on tea imported from London.










R. McGeddon

Ever wondered how hypnotism really works? Ever wanted to

explore a super villain's lair? Welcome to Disaster Diaries, where

Sam, Arty and Emmie learn how to thwart a mad scientist the

hard way, so that you don't have to...

Ravening zombie hordes and swarms of power-hungry alien

dwarfs are just some of the disasters the town of Sitting Duck has


But danger never sleeps and a new evil genius has arisen, and he's

planning world domination with the aid of his home-made

brainwashing device! Are Sam, Arty and Emmie brave enough to

save the day?

If they aren't, everyone - including you, dear reader - will totally

lose their minds!

• Full of fun, quirky illustrations - this is a

survival handbook, Wimpy Kid style!

• The story is interspersed with non-fiction

style sections which tell you all about

how to be prepared for coping with

brainwashing - perfect for more reluctant

readers who prefer facts

• For ages 8+

About the author

R. McGeddon is absolutely sure the

world is almost certainly going to

probably end very soon. A strange,

reclusive fellow - so reclusive, in

fact, that no one has ever seen him,

not even his mum - he plots his

stories using letters cut from old

newspapers, then posts them to

award-winning author, Barry

Hutchison, to type up. Barry is not

entirely sure why he has been

chosen, but he considers it his duty

to get R. McGeddon's apocalyptic

tales out there. Also, he's too

scared to say no.

Illustrated by the suspiciously

happy, award-winning illustrator

Jamie Littler. As the sole survivor of

the 2008 Tiki Mutant Jellyfish

Disaster, Jamie is considered a

prime candidate to illustrate the

Disaster Diaries.



Fantasy & Magical Realism,

Fiction, Science Fiction






A Grimm Warning

Chris Colfer

In the third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series by

Chris Colfer, the Brothers Grimm have a warning for the Land of


Conner Bailey thinks his fairy-tale adventures are behind him -

until he discovers a mysterious clue left by the famous Brothers

Grimm. With help from his classmate Bree and the outlandish

Mother Goose, Conner sets off on a mission across Europe to

crack a two-hundred-year-old code.

Meanwhile, Alex Bailey is training to become the next Fairy

Godmother . . . but her attempts at granting wishes never go as

planned. Will she ever be truly ready to lead the Fairy Council?

When all signs point to disaster for the Land of Stories, Conner

and Alex must join forces with their friends and enemies to save

the day. But nothing can prepare them for the coming battle . . .

or for the secret that will change the twins' lives forever.

The third book in the bestselling Land of Stories series puts the

twins to the test as they must bring two worlds together!

• Chris Colfer is best known for his role

as Kurt Hummel on Glee but has

popularity way beyond that - we had

700 people attended his UK book

signing, he has 2.3million followers on

Twitter, and news about him always

sparks an internet frenzy

• Combined, The Wishing Spell and The

Enchantress Returns have sold 50,000

copies in our territories, in the US they

were both NYT number one bestsellers

• Ages 8+

About the author

Chris Colfer is a #1 New York Times

bestselling author and Golden

Globe-winning actor best known for

his role as Kurt Hummel on Glee. He

was honored as a member of the

TIME 100, Time magazine's annual

list of the one hundred most

influential people in the world, and

his books include Struck By

Lightning: The Carson Phillips

Journal, The Land of Stories: The

Wishing Spell, and The Land of

Stories: The Enchantress Returns.



Fiction, Fantasy & Magical

Realism, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales,

Fables, Magical Tales &

Traditional Stories






Untitled #3

Shannon Hale

Join Apple White and Raven Queen in the next wonderlandiful

story from the world of Ever After High.

Class is back in session at Ever After High! Bump destinies with

your favourite fairytale friends and embark on a new spellbinding

adventure. Will it be with the reigning Royals, like alpha-queen-tobe

Apple White and adventurista Briar Beauty? Or with the

restless Rebels, like the wicked cool Raven Queen and the lone

wolf Cerise Hood?

Princes, princesses, and wicked queens – oh my! Happily Forever

After starts now in this literally legendary third book by bestselling

author Shannon Hale.

• Part of the major new Mattel

franchise, Ever After High

• Dedicated interactive website had over 500,000

visits within first two months as well as

2 million video views for webisodes

• Consumer products, apparel,

accessories, new dolls and long form

entertainment to be available in 2014

• Facebook page already has over


• Ages 8+

About the author

New York Times bestselling author

Shannon Hale knew at age ten it

was her destiny to become a writer.

She has quested deep into

fairytales in such enchanting books

as The Goose Girl, Book of a

Thousand Days, Rapunzel's

Revenge, Newbery Honor winner

Princess Academy and Ever After

High: The Storybook of Legends.

With the princely and valiant writer

Dean Hale, Shannon co-authored

four charming children, who are

free to follow their own destinies.

Just so long as they get to bed on




Fantasy & Magical Realism






Frankie and the World Cup Carnival

Frankie's Magic Football #7 – China

Frankie's Magic Football #8 – Lapland

Frank Lampard

Three new books in the latest five-book arc from the fantastic

Frankie’s Magic Football series. Written by international sports

star Frank Lampard, these include a special World Cup tie-in and

a Christmas edition set in Lapland.

In a Special Edition for the World Cup 2014, football-mad Frankie,

his friends and their faithful dog, Max, are sent by their magic

football to Brazil where they must track down three key items to

help England win the World Cup. These are: the referee's whistle,

a football and – of course – the trophy. Their adventures take

them into a jungle, through a Rio carnival and onto the beach for a

game that could change the history of the tournament.

This June publication will be followed in August and October by

two further Frankie adventures – one in China and the other in

Lapland for Christmastime.

• Frank Lampard is an

internationally famous footballer

with a huge and dedicated fanbase

• Perfect hooks with tie-ins to the

World Cup 2014 and Christmas

• Over 2,000 subscribers to the

Frankie's Magic Football


• More than 50,000 copies of series

sold to date (Feb 2014)

Frank Lampard is the all-time

highest goal scorer for Chelsea FC

and is England and Chelsea vicecaptain.

He began his career at

West Ham United, for whom his

father, Frank Lampard Senior, also

played, and in 2001 he moved to

Chelsea. Having won every

domestic honour with Chelsea, in

2012 Frank captained the Club to

their first UEFA Champions League

title. A three-time Chelsea Player

of the Year, Frank is also England's

most prolific penalty taker.

Frank enjoys reading aloud to his

two young daughters. When they

requested stories about football,

Frank decided to create his own

characters and adventures to

entertain them. These tales

provided the inspiration

for Frankie’s Magic Football. He

lives in London.




















MAISIE MAE: Camping is Not Very

Ooh La La

Poppy Harper

Move over Horrid Henry... Maisie Mae's in town!

Maisie's family are heading to France for the best camping trip

ever! There'll be croissants and baguettes and... snails?

About the author

Poppy Harper knows a thing or two

about brothers. About sisters too

for that matter! Her big, boisterous

family provided endless inspiration

for Maisie Mae. Though she's glad

to say that none of her siblings ever

put worms in her lunchbox...

But when they arrive, France feels an awful lot like England. And

camping seems like an awful lot of bother. Especially when you've

got FIVE stinky brothers who are talented in the art of being really

extremely ANNOYING and your best-friend-who-is-almost-asgood-as-a-sister

is in a whole other country.

But then Maisie meets Mademoiselle Claudette and things start

looking up. Perhaps camping might be OOH LA LA after all?

• Hilarious, family-based fun for fans of

Horrid Henry and Clarice Bean

• Packed full of funny black and white

line-drawings by Clare Elsom - there

are approximately sixty in each book!

• Maisie Mae shows that girls can be

feisty and fearless as well as loving all

things pink and sparkly

• For ages 6+









Medical Milestones and Crazy Cures

Dr Chris van Tulleken and Dr Xand van Tulleken

A tie-in to the hit CBBC series, this is the second Operation Ouch

title, covering the history of medicine - one body part at a time!

Think you know your Smallpox from your Bubonic Plague? Try

testing your knowledge of the history of medicine!

a) What did the Ancient Egyptians treat with powdered ostrich


b) How did body snatchers help 19th-century medical students?

c) Why did the Ancient Romans recommend drinking wee?

ANSWERS: Dive in and find out!

Dr Chris and Dr Xand draw back the bed curtains of history to take

you on a tour of the body, revealing the gruesome secrets of

medicine through the ages.

• Since its debut on CBBC all 13 episodes of

Operation Ouch! have achieved excellent

ratings – with 59% of all 6 to 12 year olds

watching TV at that time tuning in to

Operation Ouch!

• Operation Ouch! excels against other

CBBCs shows - with ratings higher than

Blue Peter and Richard Hammond's Blast


• The Operation Ouch! fanbase has an even

gender split - 43.5% boys and 56.5% girls -

which bodes well for the book

• Operation Ouch! was the winner of a

BAFTA for Best Factual Programme at

the Children’s BAFTA Awards 2013

About the author

Dr Chris and Xand van Tullekan

grew up in London and trained in

medicine at Oxford University,

graduating in 2002.

They have combined NHS work with

global health work and television

appearing in Blizzard: Race to the

Pole, Medicine Men and Medicine

Men Go Wild, and in January 2014

appeared on Horizon. Operation

Ouch! is their first series for




Human Biology, Science





The Twistrose Key

Tone Almhjell

Set in the timeless world of snowy Sylver, full of adventure and

unforgettable characters, The Twistrose Key is a story that fans

of Narnia and Northern Lights will fall in love with.

About the author

Tone Almhjell has been a

professional writer her whole

career, but she has quit her job as a

journalist to become a fantasy

writer. She lives in Oslo with her

husband and her two children.

Something is wrong in the house that Lin's family has rented; Lin is

sure of it. The clocks tick too slowly. Frost covers the flower bed,

even in a rain storm. And when a secret key marked 'Twistrose'

arrives for her, Lin finds a crack in the cellar, a gate to the world of


This frozen realm is the home of every dead animal who ever

loved a child. Lin is overjoyed to be reunited with Rufus, the pet

she buried under the rosebush. But together they must find the

missing Winter Prince that night in order to save Sylver from


Exhilarating suspense and unforgettable characters awaits the

readers of this magical adventure, destined to become a classic.

• The Twistrose Key is a stunning debut

that combines the wonder of Narnia,

the plucky characters of Northern Lights

and the action of The Emerald Atlas into

a magical new story all it's own

• Debuted in hardback in 2013 to critical


• The Twistrose Key is a major

international publication - the English

language hardback topped Norwegian

charts and was a lead title for Penguin


• Ages 9+








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