ICONIC Scottish writer Ian Rankin’s 22nd novel in his series of Edinburgh thrillers featuring one of the genre’s most enduring characters, rogue detective John Rebus, is among the latest titles to be added to the Library collection.
Rebus novels have so far been translated into 22 languages worldwide and remain best sellers across the globe to an army of followers who eagerly gobble up every baleful twist and turn of the intricate and carefully-crafted tales.
In A House Of Lies
by Ian Rankin
A MISSING PRIVATE investigator is found, locked in a car hidden deep in the woods. Worse still – both for his family and the police – is that his body was in an area that had already been searched.
Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is part of a new inquiry, combing through the mistakes of the original case. There were always suspicions over how the investigation was handled and now – after a decade without answers – it’s time for the truth.
Every officer involved must be questioned, and it seems everyone on the case has something to hide, and everything to lose.
But there is one man who knows where the trail may lead – and that it could be the end of him. That man is John Rebus.
Dead Man’s Gift
by Simon Kernick
PART ONE IN A SERIES of three novels, sub-titled respectively Yesterday, Last Night and Today, sees MP Tim Horton’s seven-year-old son abducted by a gang of ruthless kidnappers, leaving behind the child’s brutally murdered nanny.
The gang’s demands are simple: the MP must sacrifice his own life to save his son’s. Enter ex-soldier Scope, British writer Kernick’s character who specialises in extracting people from impossible situations.
The Music Shop
by Rachel Joyce
FRANK OWNS A MUSIC shop. It’s 1988 and the shop is jam-packed with records of every speed, size and genre. Classical, jazz, punk – as long as it’s vinyl he sells it.
Then into his life walks Isle Brauchmann. Isle asks Frank to teach her about music.
His instinct is to turn and run. And yet he is drawn to this strangely still, mysterious woman with her pea-green coat and her eyes black as vinyl.
But Isle is not what she seems. And Frank has old wounds that threaten to reopen and a past he will never leave behind
Look For Me
by Lisa Gardner
A FAMILY HOME has become a crime scene. Four of them – mother, step-father, daughter, son – have been savagely murdered.
The fifth, the eldest daughter, is missing. Did she escape? Or is her absence evidence of something much more sinister?
Detective D.D. Warren is on the case, as is survivor-turned-avenger Flora Dane. Together they must make sense of the clues left behind by a 16-year-old girl who, as victim or suspect, is silently pleading, ‘Look for me.’
Villa of Secrets
by Patricia Wilson
FAMILY SECRETS were locked away during the dark days of war on the island of Rhodes. Now, it’s time to unlock the truth. When urgent news from her estranged family calls Rebecca Neumanner back to the beautiful island of her birth, she realises how little she knows of her grandmother’s past.
Her Bubba has never spoken about the Nazi occupation but there have always been whispers. What desperate measures did she take that terrible day when her family was ripped apart? Can the rumour she has blood on her own hands really be true? What will the discovery of long-hidden documents bring to light?
As Rebecca arrives on the island, reuniting with her sister, and bringing the promise of new life, it’s time for this broken family to come together and face their history. But Bubba has always intended to take her secrets to the grave…
by Beth Lewis
IN THE HEATWEAVE of 1971, four kids find a body by a lake and set out to solve a murder. But they dig too deep and ask too many questions.
Larson is a town reeling in the wake of the Vietnam draft, where the unrelentingly heat ruins the harvest, and the people teeter on the edge of ruin. As tension and paranoia run rife, rumours became fact, violence becomes reflex…
The unrest allows the dark elements of the close-knit farming community to rise and take control. And John, Jean. Gloria and Rudy are about to discover that secrets are best left buried…
The Last Secret of The Deverells
by Santa Montefiore
IN 1939, THE DARK CLOUDS of war are building over Europe; in Ireland, much has changed for the Deverill family, with a new generation is waiting in the wings. Bridie Doyle now Countess di Marcantonio and mistress of Castle Deverill, is far surpassing her humble roots.
But when the eyes of her dashing husband begin to stray, his identity is called into question, putting Bridie’s happiness at terrible risk.
Once Bridie’s best friend, Kitty Deverill lives nearby with her devoted husband Robert. Her world is suddenly rocked by the unexpected return of Jack O’Leary, her never forgotten first love. But, this time, might Jack’s heart belong to another?
Martha Wallace arrives in Dublin desperate to track down her birth mother. Her efforts thwarted, she has no one to turn to – until JP, scion of the Deverill’s, catches her eye.
Series One, DS444
WHEN DUBLIN-BASED solicitor Tara Rafferty discovers that her fiancé and fellow solicitor, Eric has been cheating on her with a colleague, she breaks up with him, quits her job at the prestigious law firm were they worked together, and begins accepting clients out of a makeshift office in the back of a cafe.
With the help of Ray her street-smart client-turned-assistant, private detective Meg Riley and friend and mentor Senior Counsel Vincent Pike, Tara takes on a series of cases that often put her against her former colleagues and the influential families of the legal establishment she is trying to leave behind.
Kingsman, The Secret Service
A SUPER SECRET organisation recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training programme just as a dire global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
The star-studded cast brings together Colin Firth, Michael Caine and Samuel L Jackson.