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Even Dogs in the Wild

By Ian Rankin

Hands in his pockets, Rebus turned to face Cafferty.
They were old men now, similar builds, similar backgrounds. Sat together in a pub, the casual onlooker might mistake them for pals who'd known one another since school.
But their history told a different story.

Retirement doesn't suit John Rebus. He wasn't made for hobbies, holidays or home improvements. Being a cop is in his blood.

So when DI Siobhan Clarke asks for his help on a case, Rebus doesn't need long to consider his options.

Clarke's been investigating the death of a senior lawyer whose body was found along with a threatening note. On the other side of Edinburgh, Big Ger Cafferty - Rebus's long-time nemesis - has received an identical note and a bullet through his window.

Now it's up to Clarke and Rebus to connect the dots and stop a killer.

Meanwhile, DI Malcolm Fox joins forces with a covert team from Glasgow who are tailing a notorious crime family. There's something they want, and they'll stop at nothing to get it.

It's a game of dog eat dog - in the city, as in the wild.

EVEN DOGS IN THE WILD brings back Ian Rankin's greatest characters in a story exploring the darkest corners of our instincts and desires.

'Taut, dark and expertly crafted tale has plenty to satisfy the most exacting Rebus fan.''Delightful, impossible-to-fault crime writing from a virtuoso of the craft.''EVEN DOGS IN THE WILD is a complex, twisty tale expertly told by Rankin.''Pacy, engaging, smart, ingenious, excellently riddled and raddled - what's not to like about Rebus?''A chewy, satisfying, thrilling read with a giant narrative switchback when you least expect it.''A very welcome return to the beat for one of crime fiction's best detectives.''A treat for Rankin fans as favourite characters are re-united in this darkly moody crime masterpiece.''A subtle, moving novel sometimes redolent of his [Rankin] Edgar-winning RESURRECTION MEN.'Rebus returns in EVEN DOGS IN THE WILD, the must-read bestseller from Scottish crime legend, Ian Rankin.

Born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960, Ian Rankin graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1982, and then spent three years writing novels when he was supposed to be working towards a PhD in Scottish Literature. His first Rebus novel was published in 1987, and the Rebus books are now translated into thirty-six languages and are bestsellers worldwide.Ian Rankin has been elected a Hawthornden Fellow, and is also a past winner of the Chandler-Fulbright Award. He is the recipient of four Crime Writers' Association Dagger Awards including the prestigious Diamond Dagger in 2005. In 2004, Ian won America's celebrated Edgar Award for Resurrection Men. He has also been shortlisted for the Anthony Award in the USA, won Denmark's Palle Rosenkrantz Prize, the French Grand Prix du Roman Noir and the Deutscher Krimipreis. Ian Rankin is also the recipient of honorary degrees from the universities of Abertay, St Andrews, Edinburgh, Hull and the Open University.A contributor to BBC2's Newsnight Review, he also presented his own TV series, Ian Rankin's Evil Thoughts. Rankin is a number one bestseller in the UK and has received the OBE for services to literature, opting to receive the prize in his home city of Edinburgh, where he lives with his partner and two sons.

Visit his website or follow him on Twitter @Beathhigh

STANDING IN ANOTHER MAN'S GRAVE paperback was No.1 on the SUNDAY TIMES bestseller list for four weeks and was the Christmas No.1.SAINTS OF THE SHADOW BIBLE sold 105,000 hardbacks though Bookscan alone, and the ebook has sold 140,000 copies.In January 2015, Ian let slip on Twitter that his new book was a Rebus novel, sparking huge social media excitement and widespread press coverage.He's at the top of his game and has massively broad appeal - he's a crime-writing big-hitter, a literary star and an unbeatable storyteller.Ian's profile just keeps getting bigger - from his fabulous press coverage to his regular media appearances - he's a face and a name that people know and like.Ian has 90,000 Twitter followers.

Call the Midlife

By Chris Evans

During his run into turning FIFTY, CHRIS EVANS is on a MISSION. To take stock of WHERE HE IS and WHERE HE'S AT in order to figure out how BEST to get the MOST out of what he BELIEVES are the BEST YEARS yet to come.

His typically positive and upbeat journey involves ONE HUNDRED DAYS of contemplation, research, focus, frustration and DECISION MAKING while SECRETLY:

*Training for The London MARATHON
*Bringing back his cult Nineties TV show TFI FRIDAY
*And the small matter of suddenly being asked to take over TOP GEAR.

HEALTH, LOVE, MARRIAGE, SEX, DEATH and even RELIGION all come under his witty microscope as he poses the conundrum - MIDLIFE: CRISIS vs OPPORTUNITY ?

There can only be one winner.

Radio 2 presenter Chris Evans's witty memoir about embracing middle age.

Chris Evans began his broadcasting career at Manchester Piccadilly radio, going on to become a household name in TV and radio. With his production company Ginger he launched and presented the hugely successful Channel 4 show The Big Breakfast. TFI Friday, which originally ran from 1996 to 2000, was recommissioned for a new series in 2015.

After working for Radio 1 and then Virgin Radio, Chris joined Radio 2 in 2005. He is now presenter of the Radio 2 breakfast show, which attracts 9.6 million listeners a week.

In June 2015 Chris was announced as the new lead presenter of Top Gear on BBC Two.

Follow Chris Evans on Twitter @achrisevans

The previous two volumes of Chris Evans' memoirs, published by HarperCollins, each netted sales of over 170,000 hardbacks.Chris Evans' Radio 2 breakfast show attracts an average listening audience of 9.6 million a week. The winners of his 500 Words story-writing competition for children aged 13 and under were announced in May.Chris's classic entertainment show TFI Friday returned to Channel 4 for a live 90-minute special in June. It was watched by 4.1 million viewers on the night (6 million in total, with a 40% audience share of 16-34 year olds). Channel 4 has now commissioned a new series of ten episodes for autumn/winter 2015, in addition to a New Year's Day special.Chris has over 2 million followers on Twitter.In June the BBC announced that Chris had signed a three-year deal to be the main presenter on Top Gear following the departure of Jeremy Clarkson. Top Gear is the BBC's biggest international programme; by the end of 2014 it was broadcast in 214 different countries.

The Crossing

By Michael Connelly
Six months ago, Harry Bosch left the LAPD before they could fire him, and then hired maverick Defense Attorney Mickey Haller to sue the department for forcing him out. Although it wasn't the way he wanted to go, Harry has to admit that being out of the game has its benefits. Until Mickey asks him to help on one of his cases, and suddenly Harry is back where he belongs, right in the centre of a particularly puzzling murder mystery. The difference is, this time Harry is working for the defense, aiming to prevent the accused, Da'Quan Foster, from being convicted. And not only does the prosecution seem to have a cast-iron case, but having crossed over to 'the dark side', as his former colleagues would put it, Harry is in danger of betraying the very principles he's lived by his whole career.Enter Harry Bosch, one of the finest minds in crime fiction. He understands the trajectories of bullets and also political careers. Connelly loves to watch him think, and so do I.Fast detective action is skilfully interwoven with courtroom pyrotechnics.It's jaw-dropping that after 27 bestsellers he's still scaling new heights with every book, and this one is a double delight because it features both detective Harry Bosch and his half-brother, ducking and diving defence lawyer Mickey Haller.Vintage BoschAs ever, Connelly's produced a solid police procedural, gripping right to the end.Intensely satisfying and featuring two of the smartest creations in modern crime fiction, this is as elegant a masterpiece as Connelly has delivered.When Michael Connelly is on form, as he is with The Crossing, he is irresistible.Can Harry Bosch defend a man accused of murder without betraying everything he believes in?A former police reporter for the Los Angeles Times, Michael Connelly is the author of the Harry Bosch thriller series as well as several stand-alone bestsellers, including the highly acclaimed legal thriller, The Lincoln Lawyer, which was selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club. Michael Connelly has been President of the Mystery Writers of America. His books have been translated into 31 languages and have won awards all over the world, including the Edgar and Anthony Awards. BOSCH, the TV series is the most watched original series on Amazon Prime Instant Video and has just been commissioned for a second series. He lives in Tampa, Florida, with his family. Follow him on Twitter @Connellybooks.BOSCH, the TV series is the most watched original series on Amazon Prime Instant Video and has just been commissioned for a second seriesMichael Connelly's profile has never been higherThe series continues to set the standard for American crime fiction

And On That Bombshell

By Richard Porter

I was Top Gear's script editor for 13 years and all 22 series. I basically used to check spelling and think of stupid gags about The Stig. I also got to hang around with Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. It didn't feel like something you should get paid for.

From the disastrous pilot show of 2002 to the sudden and unexpected ending in 2015, working on Top Gear was quite a rollercoaster ride. We crossed continents, we made space ships, we bobbed across the world's busiest shipping lane in a pick-up truck. We also got chased by an angry mob, repeatedly sparked fury in newspapers, and almost killed one of our presenters.

I realised that I had quite a few stories to tell from behind the scenes on the show. I remembered whose daft idea it was to get a dog. I recalled the willfully stupid way in which we decorated our horrible office. I had a sudden flashback to the time a Bolivian drug lord threatened to kill us.

I decided I should write down some of these stories. So I have. I hope you like them.

And now, a quote from James May:

'Richard Porter has asked me to "write a quote" for his new book about the ancient history of Top Gear. But this is a ridiculous request. How can one "write a quote"? Surely, by definition, a quote must be extracted from a greater body of writing, for the purpose of illustrating or supporting a point in an unrelated work. I cannot "write a quote" any more than I could "film an out-take".

'Porter, like Athens, has lost his marbles.' - James May

I can't imagine that it's [Top Gear] triumphant 13 year run will have a finer chronicler.AND ON THAT BOMBSHELL is a funny and revealing look behind the scenes at the 13 years of the Clarkson-Hammond-May Top Gear era.... a funny and, at times, thought-provoking look into the world of one of the biggest motoring programmes of all-time.Behind the scenes of the global phenomenon Top Gear.

Richard Porter worked alongside Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May for 13 years as writer and script editor for BBC's Top Gear. During that time he created implausible metaphors, invented Stig facts, and thought it was a good idea to write inflammatory slogans on cars for a drive through Alabama.
Also in the car world, he is evo magazine's longest serving columnist, the malfunctioning brain behind the Sniff Petrol website, and the author of 15 books on a range of automotive subjects, including the best-selling Crap Cars.

Away from machines, he has written serious things for the BBC science department and the Natural History Unit, and stupid things for Total Wipeout and Comic Relief.

He is reasonably tall.

Jeremy Clarkson's suspension from Top Gear following a 'fracas' with one of the show's producers has been front page news. A petition by blogger Guido Fawkes, aiming to reverse the decision, gained 1,000,000 signatures and was delivered to the BBC in an artillery vehicle. But to no avail: Clarkson was sacked on 25 March. This book will capitalise on the nostalgia for the show as presented by Clarkson, Hammond and May, as well as increased interest in events behind the scenes.By the end of 2014 Top Gear was broadcast in 214 different countries and its global audience is estimated at 350 million viewers per week.As script editor since the pilot in 2002 until the very last show recorded in 2015, Richard Porter has been privy to every madcap episode of the show, and has earned the respect of the presenters. 'Richard Porter writes the only jokes that ever actually work on Top Gear' - Jeremy Clarkson; '[He] knows everything there is to know about cars. It's as simple as that. His mind is largely a device for storing information about cars' - Richard Hammond.

Between Sisters

By Cathy Kelly

Meet the women of Delaney Square . . .

Cassie has spent her married life doing everything right - making sure her children have the perfect life, being a devoted wife and a dutiful daughter-in-law. Although it's left her so exhausted that 'wine o'clock' comes a little earlier each afternoon . . .

Her sister Coco runs a vintage dress shop and has shied away from commitment over the years. Coco believes men complicate things, and she's got enough to contend with. Until a face from her past returns.

Watching over them is grandmother Pearl, tucked away in her little house in Delaney Square. But something is keeping her awake at night. Was she right to do what she did all those years ago?

And then there's Elsa, the polished face of daytime TV, who's battled demons of her own in the past and come out on top. Now Elsa faces one final fight - but it will require more bravery than anything which has come before.

Emotional, believeable and smart, this is fiction at its best.A heartwarming story exploring the bonds and ties that hold a family together . . . You'll finish this page turner feeling like you have new friends.The sparkling new novel from the SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author of THE HONEY QUEEN and IT STARTED WITH PARIS.

Cathy Kelly is published around the world, with millions of books in print. A No.1 bestseller in the UK, Ireland and Australia, her trademark is warm Irish storytelling about modern life, always with an uplifting message, sense of community and strong female characters at the heart.

She lives with her family and their three dogs in County Wicklow, Ireland. She is also an Ambassador for UNICEF Ireland, raising funds and awareness for children orphaned by or living with HIV/AIDS.

Find out more at or follow her on Twitter @cathykellybooks

Cathy is a storyteller of immense talent and her novels are full of wisdom, humour, love and compassion.Cathy is a No.1 bestseller in the UK, Ireland and Australia.She has sold over 3 million copies of her novels through Bookscan alone.

The Hairy Bikers Blood, Sweat and Tyres

By Hairy Bikers, Dave Myers, Si King

Si King and Dave Myers, AKA the Hairy Bikers have travelled an interesting road. Born in the north of England, both Si and Dave had their childhood challenges. For Si, being bullied as the fat kid in class was part of his daily school routine. For Dave, his life changed when he became a childhood carer for his mother. But through the challenges of their early years came a love of really good food.

And it was food that brought Si and Dave together. Their eyes met over a curry and a pint on the set of a Catherine Cooksoon drama, and they knew they would be firm and fast friends for life.

From deserts to desserts, potholes to pot roasts, the nation's favourite cooking duo reveals what's made their friendship such a special and lasting one. They've eaten their way around the world a good few times, but have never lost sight of what matters: great friends, great family and great food.

In this heartwarming memoir of friendship and hilarious misadventure, Si and Dave take you on the ride of their lives!

The brilliant new book from Britain's favourite foodie double act.

Their admirable determination to overcome adversity and live life to the full makes Blood, Sweat & Tyres an endearing and thoughtful coming-of-age story about two of Britain's most-loved personalities.
Dave and Si are undoubtedly two of the most interesting, engaging and likeable characters you will read about this Christmas.

You'd expect an autobiography from Hairy Bikers Si King and Dave Myers to provide some behind-the-scenes insights into the world of telly. That's happily the case, but the pair can offer more showbiz tales than most: before they bagged their own BBC2 travelogue, Myers worked in prosthetics, while King was a locations manager. From the story of shepherding a baboon through Durham Cathedral to a close encounter with a topless Catherine Zeta-Jones, it's all included - alongside their most memorable meals - in Blood, Sweat & Tyres, which is both mouthwatering and moving.BLOOD, SWEAT AND TYRES is the book that every Hairy Biker fan has been waiting for. Full to the brim with tasty morsels and colourful stories, this genuinely intimate memoir will move, entertain and delight in equal measure.In 2014, The Hairy Bikers were Orion's biggest non-fiction brand, with sales of 3.2 million.They are the UK's third most popular cookery writers after Jamie Oliver and Mary Berry.This is the Hairy Bikers' first and only tell-all book.