The King’s Grave
by Philippa Langley and Michael Jones
RICHARD III WAS KILLED at Bosworth Field 0n August 22, 1485, the last king of England to die in battle. His victorious opponent, Henry Tudor, the future Henry VII, went on to found one of our most famous ruling dynasties. Richard’s body was displayed in undignified fashion for two days in nearby Leicester and then hurriedly interred in the church of the Greyfriars. Fifty years later, at the time of the dissolution of the monasteries, the king’s grave was lost – its contents believed emptied into the River Soar.
Richard’s reputation was buried under a mound of Tudor propaganda, culminating in Shakespeare’s compelling portrayal of a deformed and murderous villain, written over a hundred years after Richard’s death.
In an incredible 21st Century find, his remains were uncovered beneath a Leicester car park. The King’s Grave traces this remarkable story. Philippa Langley, whose years of research and conviction that she would find Richard in the exact place where he was discovered, reveals the inside story of the search for the his grave, and historian Michael Jones tells of Richard’s 15th century life and death.
The result is a compelling portrayal of one of greatest archaeological discoveries, allowing a complete re-evaluation of our most controversial monarch – one that discards the distortions of later Tudor histories and puts the man firmly back into the context of his times.
The Way To A Woman’s Heart
by Christina Jones
COOKING SEEMED like the perfect distraction – until a delicious chef was thrown into the mix.
Escaping from corporate city life to the heart of the Berkshire countryside, Ella Maloney hopes to find rural tranquillity and a chance to sort out the problems in her long-term relationship. On arriving, she realises tranquillity is in short supply but welcomes the distraction her chaotic new life offers – until she meets devastatingly gorgeous but equally attached chef Ash Lawrence and realises that he is maybe one distraction too many.
And when Ella’s favourite top-rated TV cookery programme comes looking for a venue to film its latest show, she pulls out all the culinary stops in an attempt to keep her mind on the task in hand. But it’s hard to keep your head when all around you people are losing theirs.
The Girl On The Train
by Paula Hawkins
RACHEL CATCHES the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens She has even started to feel that she knows the people who live in one of the houses. ‘Jess and Jason’ she calls them. Their life, as she sees it, is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy.
And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute before the train moves on but it is enough. Now everything has changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become part of the lives she’s only watched from afar. Now they will see: she’s much more than the girl on the train.
The Gods Of Guilt
by Michael Connelly
MICKEY HALLER GETS the text ‘Call me ASAP’ and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Suddenly, Mickey’s not just trying to get his client off a murder charge but there is a more personal connection – the victim was Gloria Dayton, his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow.
Far from saving her, Haller may have been her downfall. Haunted by the ghosts of his own past, he desperately needs to find out who Gloria really was and who, ultimately, was responsible for her death.