Even Dogs in the Wild
by Ian Rankin
RETIREMENT DOESN’T SUIT John Rebus. He wasn’t made for hobbies, holidays or home improvements. Being a cop is in his blood. So when DI Siobhan Clarke asks for his help on a case, Rebus doesn’t need long to consider his options. Clarke’s been investigating the death of a senior lawyer whose body was found along with a threatening note. On the other side of Edinburgh, Big Ger Cafferty – Rebus’s long-time nemesis – has received an identical note and a bullet through his window. Now it’s up to Clarke and Rebus to connect the dots and stop a killer.
Meanwhile Dr Malcolm Fox joins forces with a covert team from Glasgow who are tailing a notorious crime family. There is something they want and they will stop at nothing to get it. It’s a game of dog eat dog – in the city as in the wild.
Shadows of a Childhood
by Elizabeth Gille
THIS NOVEL is by the daughter of Irène Némirovsky, author of Suite Française, which has sold more than half a million copies since its publication in 2006. Though Némirovsky was killed by the Nazis before she had a chance to complete her novel about France under the Occupation, she and her husband sent their two daughters to live under assumed identities in the South of France, enabling them to survive the war.
The younger daughter, Elizabeth Gille, became a well-known French publisher and chronicled her own wartime experiences in her own novel, Shadows of a Childhood. Originally published long before the manuscript of Suite Française was discovered.
Shadows of a Childhood is now available for Némirovsky fans who want to know more about the circumstances of her death and her daughter’s survival. Gille’s haunting novel is a moving sequel to her mother’s masterpiece and further evidence of what an extraordinary literary legacy Némirovsky and her daughter have left us.
A Finer End
by Deborah Crombie
FOLLOWING THE DEATH of his wife and baby daughter, Jack Montford has returned to his family home in Glastonbury to try to make a new start. But then mysterious occurrencies begin and Jack seeks out the help of Winnie Catesby, an Anglican priest. When an attempt is made on Winnie’s life, Jack is forced to call on his cousin Superintendent Duncan Kincaid to help. Together with Sergeant Gemma James, Kincaid rushes to Glastonbury where it soon becomes clear that the explanations behing these sinister events lie in the legendary Isle of Avalon. This is the seventh novel featuring Kincaid and James.
by Marilynne Robinson
WINNER OF THE National Book Critics Circle award, it tells of Lila, homeless and alone after years of roaming the countryside, who steps inside a small-town Iowa church – the only available shelter from the rain – and ignites a romance and a debate that will shape her life.