A TALE with a difference from classic thriller writer Frederick Forsyth, a new Detective Superintendent Roy Grice story from the pen of Peter James and the 25th instalment in Donna Leon’s Brunetti novels set in Venice headline the latest list of new titles added to the Library shelves this month.
The Outsider: My Life in Intrigue
by Frederick Forsyth
FROM FREDERICK FORSYTH, the grand master of international suspense, comes his most intriguing story yet – his own.
At 18, Forsyth was the youngest pilot to qualify with RAF. At 25, he was stationed in East Berlin as a journalist during the Cold War. Before he turned 30 he was in Africa controversially covering the bloodiest civil war in living memory. Three years later, broke and out of work, he wrote his game-changing first novel, The Day of the Jackal. He never looked back.
Forsyth has seen some of the most exhilarating moments of the last century from inside, travelling the world, once or twice on ‘Her Majesty’s Secret Service’. He’s been shot at, he’s been arrested, he’s even been seduced by an undercover agent.
Love You Dead
by Peter James
AN UGLY DUCKLING as a child, Jodie Bentley had two dreams in life – to be beautiful and rich. She achieved the first, with a little help from a plastic surgeon, and now she’s working hard on the second. Her philosophy on money is simple: you can either earn it or marry it. Marrying is easy, it’s getting rid of the husband afterwards that’s harder, that takes real skill. But hey, practice makes perfect…
Detective Superintendent Roy Grace believes a Black Widow is operating in his city. One with a venomous mind… and venomous skills. Soon Grace comes to the frightening realisation that he may have underestimated just how dangerous the lady is.
The Waters of Eternal Youth
by Donna Leon
THE 25th INSTALMENT in the Brunetti series set in Venice finds our Commissario drawn into investigating a 15-year-old cold case at the request of the grand Contessa Lando-Continui, a friend of Brunetti’s mother-in-law.
The Contessa’s teenage granddaughter, Manuela, was found drowning in a canal. Rescued at the last moment, she suffered severe brain damage and her life was never the same again. Out of a mixture of curiosity, pity and willingness to fulfill the wishes of a loving grandmother Brunetti re-opens the case.
But once he starts investigating Brunetti finds a murky past and a dark story at its heart.
Our Girl (DS372)
Starring Lacey Turner
FROM ALBERT SQUARE to Afghanistan – actress Lacey Turner (Stacey Slater in Eastenders) takes on the role of Molly Dawes an army medic in Afghanistan.
Thrilled to find herself out of the ordinary and on the front line, she gets off to a bad start with her platoon leader Captain James (Ben Aldridge). One heroic act that saves a life while risking her own brings a new level of respect from her comrades.
But Molly is about to learn that not everything is as it seems.