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  • Maurice and Maralyn

    An extraordinary true story of love, shipwreck and survival

    **A Guardian, Observer & Waterstones Nonfiction Book of 2024**'One of those very special books that makes you put everything on hold so you can get back to it' RACHEL JOYCEWhat begins as an eccentric English love story turns into one of the most dramatic adventures ever recorded...Maurice and Maralyn couldn't be more different. He is as cautious and awkward as she is charismatic and forceful. It ... Read more

    £9.99 £1.99

  • Silent Bones

    An addictive and gripping crime thriller

    by Rachel Lynch ...
    Series Book 11 - Detective Kelly Porter
    Thirlmere hides a deadly secret…Drought hits the Lake District, uncovering a skeleton at the bottom of Thirlmere reservoir. The case quickly becomes personal for DI Kelly Porter when she discovers it’s the remains of an old classmate, missing for over twenty years.Then a day later, another body is found in a caravan park, its head broken and bloody.Kelly suspects these two crimes are linked. But ... Read more

    £3.99 £0.99 or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Bone Bed

    Series Book 20 - Kay Scarpetta
    The twentieth book in the Kay Scarpetta series, from No. 1 bestselling author Patricia Cornwell.'America's most chilling writer of crime fiction' The TimesA woman has vanished while digging a dinosaur bone bed in the remote wilderness of Canada. Somehow, the only evidence has made its way to the inbox of Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta, over two thousand miles away in Boston. She has no idea ... Read more

    £4.99 £0.99

  • Variable Valve Timings

    Memoirs of a car tragic

    by Chris Harris ...
    'What defines the car-saddo condition is not being able to recall a time when the toy-car-era of your life actually ended. Because for us sufferers, it never does.'Nobody knows cars like Chris Harris does. He calls it 'unhinged geekery', but the rest of the world call it infectious enthusiasm, adrenaline fuelled escapism and rigorous journalistic integrity.And then there are his famous skills at ... Read more


  • In Two Minds

    Shocking true stories of murder, justice and recovery from a forensic psychiatrist

    by Dr Sohom Das ...
    Shocking. Eye-opening. Grimly fascinating. These true stories from a Forensic Psychiatrist working in prisons, secure hospitals and criminal courts are perfect for true crime fans and readers of The Prison Doctor and The Dark Side of the Mind.As a forensic psychiatrist, it's Dr Das's job to treat and rehabilitate what the tabloids might call the 'criminally insane', many of whom assault, rob, rape ... Read more

    £5.99 £0.99

  • Identity Unknown

    The new Kay Scarpetta thriller

    Series Book 30 - Kay Scarpetta
    THE THRILLING NEW KAY SCARPETTA MYSTERY FROM THE 120-MILLION-COPY BESTSELLERSummoned to an unnerving, abandoned theme park to retrieve a body, Dr Kay Scarpetta is devastated to learn that the victim is a man she once loved. While teaching in Rome during the early days of her career, Scarpetta had an intense love affair with Sal Giordano that led to a lifelong friendship.The murder scene is bizarre ... Read more



  • The Teacher

    A brand new case full of twists for the unforgettable must-read detective in 2024

    by Tim Sullivan ...
    Series series A DS Cross Thriller
    'Every generation has its iconic detective - Holmes, Poirot and Morse - but Cross is emerging as the one for now. Treasure him.' DAILY MAIL'DS George Cross shot to the top of my favourites when I first encountered him. The Teacher shows him at his best.' MARI HANNAH'George Cross is becoming one of my favourite detectives.' ELLY GRIFFITHSHe's a victim. But is he innocent?<stro... ... Read more


  • Ask A Historian

    50 Surprising Answers to Things You Always Wanted to Know

    by Greg Jenner ...
    'Brilliantly funny' SHAPARAK KHORSANDI'Immensely enjoyable' BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE'Every page contains delights' LINDSEY FITZHARRISWhy is Italy called Italy? How old is curry? How fast was the medieval Chinese post system? How do we know how people sounded in the past? Who invented maths?Responding to fifty genuine questions from the public, Greg Jenner takes you on an entertaining tour through ... Read more

    £2.99 £0.99

  • Untypical: How the world isn’t built for autistic people and what we should all do about it

    by Pete Wharmby ...
    It’s time to remake the world – the ground-breaking book on what steps we should all be taking for the autistic people in our lives.The modern world is built for neurotypicals: needless noise, bright flashing lights, small talk, phone calls, unspoken assumptions and unwritten rules – it can be a nightmarish dystopia for the autistic population. In Untypical, Pete Wharmby lays bare the experience ... Read more


  • Hurricane

    The Plane That Saved Britain

    The riveting exploits of a fighter aircraft – and an underrated aerial hero of the Second World WarThe Hawker Hurricane was flying on the outbreak of war in 1939. Six years later, having saved Britain, it was still playing a major part in the war effort.Widely remembered in its fighter role and unjustly left in the shade of the Spitfire, the Hurricane’s role was varied and pivotal: as a fighter, ... Read more

    £2.99 or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A Harvest Murder

    A cozy crime murder mystery from Frances Evesham

    Series Book 3 - The Ham Hill Murder Mysteries
    **A Cozy Mystery in The Bestselling Ham Hill Murder Mysteries from France Evesham!**One unexplained disappearance is strange, but two are sinister.In Lower Hembrow, an idyllic village nestled beneath Ham Hill in Somerset, the villagers are preparing to enjoy the autumn traditions of the rural English countryside until Joe Trevillion, a curmudgeonly local farmer and the father of six children, ... Read more

    £2.99 or Free with Kobo Plus

  • How Civil Wars Start

    And How to Stop Them

    Civil wars are the biggest danger to world peace today - this book shows us why they happen, and how to avoid them.'When one of the world's leading scholars of civil war tells us that a country is on the brink of violent conflict, we should pay attention' Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, How Democracies DieWe are now living in the world's greatest era of civil wars. While violence has declined ... Read more


  • Unnatural Death

    The gripping new Kay Scarpetta thriller

    Series Book 27 - Kay Scarpetta
    THE BREATHTAKING NEW KAY SCARPETTA THRILLER FROM THE 120-MILLION-COPY BESTSELLERTwo mauled bodies in the woods. Two top secret autopsies. The most chilling case of Scarpetta's career . . .In this thrilling new instalment of the #1 bestselling series, chief medical examiner Dr Kay Scarpetta finds herself in a Northern Virginia wilderness examining the remains of two campers wanted by federal law ... Read more


  • A Trace of Hares

    The BRAND NEW totally gripping British cozy murder mystery!

    Series Book 5 - A Dr Nell Ward Mystery
    'Wow... the very definition of a thrilling page turner! really is that good!' Reader review, 5 starsA family wedding. An unsolved murder. Til death us do part?Dr Nell Ward is in the lush, emerald-green hills of Ireland to attend the wedding of two dear friends at a picture-perfect farmhouse.But family tensions are running high in the days before the happy couple tie the knot. And when Nell ... Read more


  • Step By Step

    By the presenter of BBC TV's WILDERNESS

    by Simon Reeve ...
    'Equal parts an inspiring account of Reeve's determination and adventurous spirit, as well as a field guide to some of the most remote parts of the world, Step by Step is a vivid and fascinating title. Readers may be surprised to learn of his early life struggles with mental health, owing to his onscreen persona, but this traces his journey to inner peace.' Independent'Incredibly honest... one of ... Read more


  • Hanns and Rudolf

    The German Jew and the Hunt for the Kommandant of Auschwitz

    _____________________________________THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE JQ WINGATE PRIZE 2015SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD'A gripping thriller, an unspeakable crime, an essential history.' JOHN LE CARRÉ_____________________________________Hanns Alexander was the son of a prosperous German family who fled Berlin f... ... Read more

    £3.99 £0.99

  • Mosquito

    The RAF's Legendary Wooden Wonder and its Most Extraordinary Mission

    by Rowland White ...
    'Captivating' Daily Telegraph'Stunning' James Holland'Superb' Daily Express'Wonderful' John Nichol'Remarkable' RAF News_________________________________Built of lightweight wood, powered by two growling Rolls-Royce Merlin engines, impossibly aerodynamic, headspinningly fast and armed to the teeth, the de Havilland Mosqui... ... Read more

    £10.99 £4.99

  • Why Is This Lying Bastard Lying to Me?: Searching for the Truth on Political TV

    by Rob Burley ...
    A deliciously irreverent and humorous insider’s account of 25 years working at the very top of British political television‘What Rob Burley doesn't know about political interviewing isn't worth knowing’ – Andrew Neil‘A delicious read’ – Emily Maitlis'He writes beautifully' – Jeremy Paxman'Very funny’ – Steve Coogan'An excellent book' – James O'Brien<... ... Read more


  • Shared Remains

    An unputdownable must-read crime thriller

    by Rachel Lynch ...
    Series Book 12 - Detective Kelly Porter
    DI Kelly Porter knows his death was no accident.The body of a man is found at the bottom of a quarry. His appearance, and physical evidence, rule out the chance he travelled there unaided: he was put there.DI Kelly Porter is tasked to investigate and soon digs up a bitter history between the two brothers who own the Cumbrian farmland that the quarry sits on. Arthur and Samuel inherited half each ... Read more



  • Harrier 809

    Britain’s Legendary Jump Jet and the Untold Story of the Falklands War

    by Rowland White ...
    'Utterly brilliant: a fantastically exciting book... This really does read like the best kind of thriller. His best book yet' James Holland, author of Normandy '44April 1982. Argentina invades the Falkland Islands.In response, Britain despatches a naval task force. Eight thousand miles from home, its fate hinges on just twenty Sea Harriers against the two hundred-strong might of the Argentine Air ... Read more


  • Code of Conduct

    Why We Need to Fix Parliament – and How to Do It

    by Chris Bryant ...
    THE INSTANT TOP TWO SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERSHORTLISTED FOR THE PARLIAMENTARY BOOK AWARDSCronyism, nepotism, conflicts of interest, misconduct, lying. Is this the worst parliament in history? Leading MP Chris Bryant tells the inside story of misconduct in parliament, and shows how we can help solve it.**'**Takes a bulldozer to the crumbling edifice of... ... Read more

    £7.99 £5.99

  • Blackstone's Handbook for Policing Students 2023

    Comprehensive and reliable, Blackstone's Handbook for Policing Students 2023 is the ideal companion for the multitude of avenues into policing now open to future police officers, from pre-join degree courses, degree holder entry and degree apprenticeships. The book will also be of interest to Specials and PCSOs, especially those looking to join a police service as a constable. Divided into six ... Read more


  • Learn French With Stories

    7 Short Stories For Beginner and Intermediate Students

    These French short stories are perfect for beginner and intermediate level French.  It's a painless way to improve your French vocabulary and  your confidence at reading and listening.(including Free MP3).  No dictionary necessary- Each story is broken down with French and English Glossary. See example below;  “Même si Laura est trop mauvaise cuisinière, et qu’elle est habitu... ... Read more


  • What We Fear Most

    A Psychiatrist’s Journey to the Heart of Madness / BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week

    by Dr Ben Cave ...
    * BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK * LONGLISTED FOR THE CWA'S ALCS GOLD DAGGER FOR NON-FICTION AWARD *---'Impressive at every level' - Jeremy Vine'Poignant, funny, engrossing' - Jo Brand'A sensitive and immersive voyage through the career of a forensic psychiatrist' - Kerry Daynes'A beautifully balanced and compassionately written memoir... This ... ... Read more