WOMEN WRITERS AND HEROINES feature prominently in the latest selection of new books and DVDs added to the Library shelves in time for the New Year. Among them are offerings from popular authors Martine Cole and Tess Gerristen, both of whom have female characters at the core of the stories, while a new tale from crime writer M J Aldridge is another in the series of novels set in and around Southampton and which feature Detective Inspector Helen Grace as the main character.
by Martina Cole
FOR LENNY SCOTT, family always comes first. He’s on the rise, and he’s doing it all for his wife and kids. But Lenny has a secret. One that gets him tortured and killed.
The Old Bill call it a mugging. Only his wife Sharon knows there’s a different truth out there, waiting to be found. And now Lenny’s gone, it’s down to Sharon to put things right…
Playing With Fire
by Tess Gerristen
WHAT IF YOUR CHILD wanted you dead. Julia doesn’t understand what is happening to her daughter but she thinks she knows what’s causing it. She is terrified for Lily, and for herself, but what scares her more is that no-one believes her.
If she is going to help Lily she will have to find the answers alone. She embarks on a search that will take her to the shadowy back streets of Venice to discover a heartbreaking, long-buried tale of tragedy and devastation that puts her in danger.
We have in the library up to series six of the Rizzoli and Isles DVDs, based on Tess Gerristen’s novels, in which Detective Jane Rizzoli and Medical Examiner Maura Isles use their expert skills and instincts to crack the cases. The DVD numbers are DS2404A-E.
Little Boy Blue
by M J Arlidge
CALLED TO A Southampton nightclub, Detective Inspector Helen Grace cuts the duct tape from the asphyxiated victim and discovers she knows him. A man from a double life she has concealed from her superiors.
Helen is determined to find his murderer – while keeping their relationship hidden at all costs. When a new victim is found, Helen works around the clock to stop her life unraveling. She’ll do anything to solve this case – but dare she reveal her own darkest secrets and lose everything? And would that be enough to stop this killer?
M J Arlidge has worked in television for the last 15 years, specialising in high-end drama production. He has produced a number of prime-time crime serials for ITV in the last five years and is currently working on a major adaptation of The Last of the Mohicans for the BBC.
Money Monster (DT540)
Starring George Clooney
A STYLE AND TENSE thriller sees George Clooney and Julia Roberts star as financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer, Patty, who are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor who has lost everything (Jack O’Connell) forcefully takes over the studio. During a tense stand off broadcast to millions Lee and Patty must work furiously against the clock to unravel the mystery behind a conspiracy at the heart of today’s fast-paced, high-tech global markets.