The Dark Heart of Florence
by Michele Giuttari
IT WAS A NIGHT that would be long remembered. The Florence police would come to call it a night of horror, the start of a new nightmare… After enduring years at the mercy of an infamous serial killer, the people of Florence rejoice at the news of his death – until a senator is found brutally murdered.
For Chief Superintendent Michele Ferrara, the case is still very much alive. But with a powerful adversary conspiring against him, he is trapped in a spiral of corruption and deadly speculation. As the truth comes to light, Ferrara is left standing face-to-face with something truly rotten at the heart of the city.
by CJ Sansom
It’s the summer of 1546 and King Henry VIII is slowly, painfully dying. His Protestant and Catholic councillors are engaged in a final and decisive power struggle – whoever wins will control the government of Henry’s successor, eight-year-old Prince Edward. As heretics are hunted across London and the radical Protestant Anne Askew is burned at the stake, the Catholic party focus their attack on Henry’s sixth wife, Queen Catherine Parr. And Catherine has a secret, she has written a book Lamentations of a Sinner, so radically Protestant that if it came to the King’s attention it could bring both her and her sympathisers crashing down.
But, although the book was kept secret and hidden, it has inexplicably vanished…
Keep Your Friends Close
by Paula Daly
What do you do when your best friend steals your life? You have been friends since university, when you became the people you are today. You don’t see each other often enough but when you do it is as if you never have been apart. She is one of your family. You would trust her with your life, your children, your husband.
And when your daughter is rushed to hospital, you are grateful that she is stepping in at home, looking after things. But your best friend isn’t who you think she is –and you are about to find out just how wrong you were…
The Cinderella Murder
by Mary Higgins Clark
The police are in the dark but the killer is in the spotlight. Television producer Laurie Moran is delighted when the pilot for her reality drama, Under Suspicion, is a success. A cold case series that revisits unsolved crimes by recreating them with those affected, it helped solve an infamous murder in the very first episode.
Now Laurie has the ideal case for the next episode: the Cinderella Murder. When Susan Dempsey, a Californian university student, was found dead, her murder raised numerous questions. Why was her car parked miles from her body? Had she ever shown up for her acting audition at the home of an up-and-coming director? Why is Susan’s boyfriend avoiding questions about their relationship? And why was Susan missing one of her shoes when her body was discovered?