NEWLY-ARRIVED AND OUT on the shelves are new titles from the Richard and Judy Spring Collection. We have also been most fortunate to receive a donation of the latest novels of three popular authors, namely Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly, Column of Fire by Ken Follett, and The Fix by David Baldacci. Our grateful thanks go to the kind gentleman concerned.
Lots of new titles have been added to the shelves over the last few weeks, some of which are reviewed below.
by A L Kennedy
JON IS 59 and divorced, a senior civil servant in Westminster who hates many of his colleagues and loathes his work; he is a good man in a bad world.
Meg is a bankrupt accountant – two words you don’t want in the same sentence – living on Telegraph Hill. She can see London unfurl below her. Somewhere out there is safety.
As Jon and Meg navigate the sweet and serious heart of London – passing through 24 hours that will change them both forever – they tell a very unusual, unbearably moving love story.
Garden of Lamentations
by Deborah Crombie
ON A BEAUTIFUL MORNING in mid-May, the body of a young woman is found in one of Notting Hill’s private gardens.
To the surrounding residents, the pretty girl in the white dress looks as if she’s sleeping. But Reagan Keating has been murdered and the lead detective DI Kerry Boatman, turns to Gemma James for help.
Gemma soon discovers that the Reagan death is the second tragedy in this exclusive London Park; a few months before another victim died in an accident and when yet another of the garden residents meets a violent end, it becomes clear that there are sinister forces at play.
The Midnight Club
by James Patterson
NEW YORK COP John ‘Stef’ Stefanovitch was left widowed and wheelchair bound after local crime boss the ‘Grave Dancer’; brutally shot him and his wife. Now, Stef’s looking at the Grave Dancer’s shattered body in a high-end Manhattan brothel.
Before his murder, the Grave Dancer was heard speaking of the Midnight Club – a mysterious and secretive group of crime lords rumoured to control organised crime around the world. As more criminals turn up dead, the shadowy Midnight Club is believed to be behind the killings
But when men like that are threatened, everyone is in danger.
Woman of Gold
by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
THE WORLD IS WATCHING as massive crowds gather in Rome, waiting for news of a new Pope. It’s a turning point that could change the Catholic Church for ever, as one of the rumoured candidates, Brigid Fitzgerald, would be the first female Pope in history.
But Brigid has made a legion of powerful enemies and is a target for all those who fear that the Church has lost its way – dangerous adversaries who won’t accept challenges to tradition.
Locked in a deadly high-stakes battle with forces determined to undermine her, Brigid must confront her enemies before she loses everything – including her life.
by Danielle Steele
THEY COME TOGETHER by chance in the heart of New York City, four young women at turning points in their lives.
Claire finds the spacious loft apartment. But the aspiring shoe designer needs at least a room-mate to manage the rent. She meets Abby, a writer trying to make it on her own, far from her successful family in Los Angeles. Then Morgan joins them. She’s ambitious, with a serious finance job on Wall Street. Finally Sasha, a medical student. And so the apartment becomes a home to friends about to embark on new exhilarating adventures.
But as unexpected opportunities and challenges arise, they face the bittersweet reality that they will inevitably move away from the place where their dreams began.
by Jonathan Kellerman
AT NEARLY ONE HUNDRED YEARS OLD, Thalia Mars is unlike the patients Dr Alex Delaware normally treats. But with her charm and wit, she convinces him to meet her at the Aventura, a luxury Los Anglese hotel with a dark history.
Thalia wants answers to unsettling questions about guilt, patterns of criminal behaviour and victim selection. But before Alex can discover why, he finds Thalia dead in her suite and new questions arise.
Alex and homicide detective Milo Sturgis must now examine a century of secrets harboured by a woman whose life and death draw those around her into a vortex of violence.
THE EPIC AND INSPIRATIONAL story of Desmond Doss, an army medic and conscientious objector who, during one of the bloodiest battles of World War Two, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. Directed by Mel Gibson, it was a BAFTA and Academy Award winner.
The Cuckoo’s Calling
TELEVISION’S NEXT GREAT DETECTIVE has arrived in the form of Strike, a war veteran turned private detective operating out of a tiny office in London’s Denmark Street.
Though he’s wounded both physically and psychologically, Strike’s unique insight and his background as an SIB Investigator prove crucial in solving a complex case that has eluded the police.
Adapted from the novel by Robert Galbraith, a pen name of J K Rowling but there’s not a Muggle or a Dumbledore in sight.