Sue Grafton - D is for Deadbeat
Blurb - My name is Kinsey Millhone. I'm a private investigator ...female, single and self-employed, with a constitutional inability to work for anyone else. I'm a purist when it comes to justice, but I'll lie at the drop of a hat. Inconsistency has never troubled me ...' It was late October, the day before Halloween. He introduced himself as Alvin Limardo. The job he hired Kinsey to do seemed easy eugh ...until his cheque bounced. His real name was Dagett. John Dagett. Ex-con. Inveterate liar. Chronic drunk. And dead. The cops called it an accident - death by drowning. Kinsey wasn't so sure. The man, it seemed, had a lot of enemies ...'Heart-pounding, totally mesmerizing suspense' New York Times
Karin Possum - Hellfire
Blurb - A mother and child are found dead in an old caravan on a remote piece of land. There is a bloody footprint at the scene. Meanwhile, ather mother confesses to her son that he is adopted. The man who abandoned them, w the focus of the boy's obsession, is t his real father. Chief Inspector Sejer is tasked with investigating the murder - and soon receives important information about the two families...
Rowena Summers - Clay Century
Blurb - Can she keep the promise she made? When Morwen Tremayne read her vows to Ben Killigrew, now master of the greatest clay works in Cornwall, she swore to stay by his side until death parted them. Had she known how closely she would have to hold to those words, she would still have sworn them a thousand times and with all her heart ... The Killigrew fortune was built on the sweet earth of Cornwall. But that which is born from the earth shall eventually return and when crushing disaster strikes the foundation of Ben and Morwen's life together is shaken to its very core. Pushed to breaking point, they are forced to question whether the love which bloomed in the sun can flower once more in darker days ...
Nicola May - Meet Me in Cockleberry Bay
Blurb - The cast of the runaway bestseller, The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay, are back - including Rosa, Josh, Mary, Jacob, Sheila, new mum Titch and, last but by no means least, Hot, the adorable dachshund. Newly wed, and with her inherited corner shop successfully up and running, Rosa Smith seems to have all that anyone could wish for. But the course of true love never did run smooth and Rosa's suspicions that her husband is having an affair have dire consequences. Reaching rock bottom before she can climb back up to the top, fragile Rosa is forced to face her fears, addiction and jealousy head on. With a selection of meddling locals still at large, a mystery fire and Titch's frantic search for the real father of her sick baby, the second book in this enchanting series takes us on a further unpredictable journey.
Chris Ryan - Zero Option
Blurb - Please note that we cannot guarantee delivery before Christmas SAS Sergeant Geordie Sharp is required to undertake two top-secret missions in the full knowledge that if things go wrong the authorities will deny all involvement.
Nicci Gerrard - The Twilight Hour
Blurb - Eleanor Lee has lived a fiercely independent existence for over ninety years, but now it's time to tidy her life away - books, photographs, paintings, letters - a lifetime of possessions all neatly boxed up for the last time. But amongst them there are some things that must be kept hidden. And, nearing blindness, Eleanor needs help to uncover them before her children and grandchildren do.