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  • The Girls in the Glen

    An unputdownable Scottish mystery

    by Lynne McEwan ...
    Series Book 3 - Detective Shona Oliver
    ‘A thrilling new voice in Scottish fiction’ Marion ToddIf the dead could speak, what secrets would they tell?With her daughter on an archaeological dig, the only bodies DI Shona Oliver expects to find are long-dead. But when a corpse from the 1980s is unearthed, Shona quickly realises that it may be one of the missing “Girls in the Glen”, victim of a notorious serial killer.Shona’s superiors want ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Before the Dawn

    An absolutely heartbreaking WW2 historical romance novel perfect for spring 2023!

    by Emma Pass ...
    'OH MY GODDESS this book has become a new favourite... Ruby and Sam's love is addicting and heart-warming, leaving me feel the same emotions alongside them through every bump in the road. Their love was so enchanting and strong' @haleyyneal, 5 starsA gripping story of love and hope in the face of war, perfect for fans of Ellie Midwood, Lorna Cook and Catherine Hokin!*Destiny brought... ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • Savor

    A Chef's Hunger for More

    by Fatima Ali ...
    JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER • A young chef whose dreams were cut short savors every last minute as she explores food and adventure, illness and mortality in Savor, an “inspiring” (The New York Times Book Review) memoir and family story that sweeps from Pakistan to Manhattan and beyond.“Ali’s strength and passion for food and her culture shines through. . . . This memoir is a tribute to the ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • The Rest is History

    The official book from the makers of the hit podcast

    Make room Herodotus, stand down Bede, pipe down Pepys – t****here's a new history book in town.From the chart-topping podcast The Rest is History, a whistle-stop tour through the past – from Alexander the Great to Tolkien, the Wars of the Roses to Watergate. The nation's favourite historians Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook take on the most curious moments in history, answering the questions we ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Accabadora

    Translated by Silvester Mazzarella ...
    One of Elena Ferrante's best 40 books by female writersWhen Maria, the fourth child of a widow, is adopted by the old and childless Bonaria Urrai, her life is instantly transformed - she finally has the love and affection she craves. But her new 'soul mother' is keeping something hidden from her, a secret life that is intimately bound-up with Sardinia's ancient traditions and customs. Midwife to ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Summer Girl

    An utterly gripping psychological thriller with shocking twists

    It’s going to be a summer she’ll never forget.Claire’s little sister Holly has been working on the millionaire’s playground of Martha’s Vineyard, going to barefoot beach parties and flirting with the local rich kids. But now she’s missing and none of the locals seem to care, including the police. They think a message Claire received is proof she’s safe.But Claire knows for a fact that her sister ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The In-Between

    Unforgettable Encounters During Life's Final Moments – THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    by Hadley Vlahos ...
    *THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER* - 'Heartfelt ... Gentle, refreshingly forthright' New York TimesHospice nurse and TikTok star Hadley Vlahos shares moving stories, life lessons and wisdom from her patients in this heart-warming memoir about how end-of-life care can teach us just as much about how to live as it does about how we die.'The combined beauty, fait... ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

    And Other Lessons from the Crematorium

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'Unforgettable . . . a hilarious, poignant and impassioned plea to revolutionise our attitudes to death' Gavin Francis, Guardian From her first day at Westwind Cremation & Burial, twenty-three-year-old Caitlin Doughty threw herself into her curious new profession. Coming face-to-face with the very thing we go to great lengths to avoid thinking about she started to ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • When Breath Becomes Air

    The ultimate moving life-and-death story

    ****THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER**'Rattling. Heartbreaking. Beautiful,' Atul Gawande, bestselling author of Being Mortal**What makes life worth living in the face of death?At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Immortal

    How the Fear of Death Drives Us and What We Can Do About It

    by Clay Jones ...
    Is There Life After Death?For many, death is terrifying. We try to live as long as possible while hoping that science will soon find a way to allow us to live, if not forever, then at least a very long time.Whether we deny our mortality though literal or symbolic immortality or try to turn death into something benign, our attempts fail us. But what if the real solution is not in denying death’s ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • All the Living and the Dead

    A Personal Investigation into the Death Trade

    'A superlative piece of writing... provocative, loving and profound' THE TIMES'Without exaggeration, an awe-inspiring achievement' NIGELLA LAWSON'Moving, funny, and liable to unexpectedly cause me to tear up' NEIL GAIMANAn Irish Times Book of the YearIn this profoundly moving and remarkable book, journalist Hayley Campbell explores society's attitudes towards death, and the impact on those wh... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Raised in Captivity

    by Nicky Silver ...
    • A quirky playwrite with a distinctive voice and a gift for comedy. ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Death By Misadventure: 210 Dumb Ways To Die

    by Dale Dreher ...
    Death by Misadventure is a collection of true and unusual accidental deaths by the Story Consultant to Spike TV's hit show, 1000 Ways to Die. You will find the real details behind some of your favourite televised pieces plus many more items that did not make it to air. There are no urban legends here, only documented dumb deaths. Published sources and a select bibliography are included. Cover ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • One Last Dance

    My Life in Mortuary Scrubs and G-strings

    A sassy, heart-breaking and jaw-dropping memoir of life behind the scenes in a funeral home and strip club, written with all the panache, honesty and sensitivity of Rosie Waterland's The Anti-Cool Girl and Sarah Krasnostein's The Trauma Cleaner.Emma Jane Holmes had her dream job, working in the funeral industry, caring for those who could no longer care for themselves. But when the bills mounted ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Year of Magical Thinking

    by Joan Didion ...
    From one of America's iconic writers, a portrait of a marriage and a life – in good times and bad – that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child. A stunning book of electric honesty and passion.Several days before Christmas 2003, John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion saw their only daughter, Quintana, fall ill. At first they thought it was flu, then pneumonia, then complete ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying

    A Spiritual Classic from One of the Foremost Interpreters of Tibetan Buddhism to the West

    Written by the Buddhist meditation master and popular international speaker Soygal Rinpoche, this highly acclaimed book clarifies the majestic vision of life and death that underlies the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. It includes not only a lucid, inspiring and complete introduction to the practice of meditation but also advice on how to care for the dying with love and compassion, and how to bring ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Blink of an Eye

    A gripping crime thriller with an unforgettable detective duo

    by Louisa Scarr ...
    Series Book 3 - Butler & West
    Five friends meet. Only four come home.On Christmas morning, DS Robin Butler has no plans to celebrate. He’ll be glad to get back to work – a wish that comes true sooner than he anticipates. A dog walker at a local beach has discovered five unresponsive people strewn across the shingle. By the time Robin arrives, one is pronounced dead, and the other four are being treated in hospital.DC Freya ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Unnatural Causes

    'An absolutely brilliant book. I really recommend it, I don't often say that' Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2

    THE TRUE CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR AND 18-WEEK SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER'One of the most fascinating books I have read in a long time. Engrossing, a haunting page-turner. A book I could not put down' The Times, BOOKS OF THE YEAR__________Meet the forensic pathologist, Dr Richard Shepherd.He solves the mysteries of unexplained or sudden death.He has performed over 2... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Public Executions

    From Ancient Rome to the Present Day

    'The sentence of this court is that you be taken from this place to whence you came, and from there to a place of lawful execution, there to be hanged by the neck till you be dead, and may the Lord have mercy on your soul'-Extract from judicial death sentence, England c.16th-20th centurySocieties throughout history have adopted many and varied methods of meting out the ultimate sanction of capital ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • Stiff

    The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

    by Mary Roach ...
    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND THE PERFECT READ FOR FANS OF UNNATURAL CAUSESWhat happens to your body after you have died?Fertilizer? Crash Test Dummy? Human Dumpling? Ballistics Practise?Life after death is not as simple as it looks. Mary Roach's Stiff lifts the lid off what happens to our bodies once we have died. Bold, original and with a delightful eye for detail, Roach tells us everything we ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Coffin Confessor

    by William Edgar ...
    Imagine you are dying with a secret. Something you’ve never had the courage to tell your friends and family. Or a last wish – a task you need carried out before you can rest in peace. Now imagine there’s a man who can take care of all that, who has no respect for the living, who will do anything for the dead.Bill Edgar is the Coffin Confessor – a one-of-a-kind professional, a man on a mission to ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Car Crash

    A Memoir

    by Lech Blaine ...
    At seventeen, Lech Blaine walked away unharmed from a car crash that killed three of his friends and left two in comas.On a May night in 2009, seven boys in Toowoomba, Queensland, piled into a car. They never arrived at their destination. The driver made a routine error, leading to a head-on collision.In the aftermath, rumours about speed and drink driving erupted. There was intense scrutiny from ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Life After Life

    In this smash bestseller that has sold more than 14 million copies around the world, Dr Moody reveals his ground-breaking study of people who experienced 'clinical death' - and were revived. Their amazing testimonies and surprising descriptions of 'death' and 'beyond' are so strikingly similar, so vivid and so overwhelmingly positive they have changed the way we view life and death, and the ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

    how to free yourself and your family from a lifetime of clutter

    Series series The Swedish Art of Living & Dying
    Soon to be an NBC reality TV series starring Amy Poehler, from the producers of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.A charming approach to putting your life in order so your loved ones won’t have to? There’s a word for it in Swedish: Döstädning, literally, ‘death cleaning’.Swedish-born Margareta Magnusson is, in her words, ‘aged between 80 and 100’. When her husband died, she had to downsize her home. ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD