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Lovemurder

By Saul Black

Troubled San Francisco homicide detective Valerie Hart is planning a rare weekend away from the job when she gets the call. A body has been found. A woman, brutally murdered. And the cryptic note left by the body is addressed to Valerie.

The victim is unknown to her, but as Valerie analyses the scene, the clues begin to point in a deeply disturbing direction: to a maximum security prison where a woman called Katherine Glass is awaiting execution for a series of gruesome killings. And Valerie was the cop who put her there.

The last thing Valerie wants to do is re-enter Katherine's twisted world, but when a second body is discovered, with another puzzling clue, she realises she has no choice. Katherine Glass holds the key to the killings, and Valerie needs to find out what she knows before the murders come even closer to home.

Even if it means playing a deadly game where once again, the psychopathic killer holds all the cards.

The second spine-chilling serial-killer thriller featuring homicide detective Valerie Hart from the author of the critically-acclaimed THE KILLING LESSONSSaul Black has written numerous acclaimed novels under his real name Glen Duncan, including The Last Werewolf trilogy and I, Lucifer. He lives in London.Saul Black is the pseudonym of critically esteemed author Glen Duncan, whose novels of sex, death, good and evil have brought him extraordinary acclaim.Valerie Hart is a brilliantly compelling heroine.The second novel in what is set to be a classic crime-thriller series.
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The Brexit Survival Activity Book

By Wayne Kerr, Wayne Kerr

Welcome to the world of Brexit, the not-so-United Kingdom where the people at the top have no bloody clue what they are doing. We could be waiting decades before Article 50 is triggered, so start your journey through THE BREXIT SURVIVAL ACTIVITY BOOK.

Packed with a host of games, activities and jokes, THE BREXIT SURVIVAL ACTIVITY BOOK will take your mind off the impending doom of not being allowed to compete in Eurovision. Activities include: the Great Brexit sing-a-long, Find the Foreign Secretary and a Theresa May mindfulness exercise.

Remember - if you don't laugh, you'll only cry. So grab a pencil, and get puzzling!

The perfect Secret Santa gift for the colleague who needs support through Brexit. A timely parody - if you don't laugh, you'll only cry!

Wayne Kerr is a former relationship therapist (not an expert though, Britain's had enough of them!) who has helped millions get over such break-ups as Brad and Jen, Zayn and 1D and Charlie Simpson and Busted. Now he's here to support you through Brexit Britain with psychologically beneficial activities and specialist coping exercises. It's going to be ok, folks.

Wayne Kerr is an ex-pat living off-grid in the Eurozone with his pet spaniel, Darius.

The first to market Brexit parody book - the only competing title is FIVE GO TO BREXIT ISLAND
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The Eye of the Reindeer

By Eva Weaver

Shortly after her sixteenth birthday, Ritva is sent away to Seili, an island to the south of Finland. A former leper colony, Seili is now home to 'hopeless cases' - to women the doctors call mad. But Ritva knows she doesn't belong there. As biting winter follows biting winter, she longs to be near to her sister, and wonders why her father ever allowed her to be taken to this desolate place.

Hope arrives in the form of Martta, a headstrong girl who becomes Ritva's only friend. Martta is a Sami, from the north. All through her childhood, Ritva's mother told her wonderful Sami legends and tales - of Vaja the reindeer, the stolen sealskin, of a sacred drum hidden long ago. When Ritva and Martta decide to make their escape, this is where they will head.

So begins an odyssey over frozen sea and land towards a place where healing and forgiveness can grow. This is a story about friendship, about seeing the world through a different perspective, and the stories and tales that can make up a life.

THE ALCHEMIST meets THE SNOW CHILD in this beautiful odyssey through the snowy landscapes of northern Finland.

Eva Weaver is a writer, art therapist, coach and performance artist. She moved to Britain from Germany in 1995 and lives in Brighton. Like many Germans, she has been haunted by the events of the Second World War, which inspired her to write her first novel, The Puppet Boy of Warsaw. It has now been published in thirteen countries.

Eva's second novel, The Eye of the Reindeer, was inspired by journeys to Scandinavia, encounters with the Sami people and her work as an art therapist over many years in mental health services in the UK. Alongside her writing, Eva runs her own coaching practice.
www.evaweaver.com

Eva Weaver's first novel, THE PUPPET BOY OF WARSAW, was an international phenomenon with rights sold in eight countries. It was compared around the world to THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS and THE BOOK THIEF.There is such an appetite for Scandinavian fiction at the moment and this novel's setting - the beautiful, icy tundra and islands to the north of Finland - makes it perfect for that audience.With an inspirational, empowering undertow, THE EYE OF THE REINDEER will appeal not only to literary readers but also to readers of Paulo Coehlo and spiritual fiction.Highly promotable, articulate Brighton-based author. As research for the novel, Weaver lived with the Sami people in the north of Finland, and this will provide an excellent publicity angle.
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Framed

By Ronnie O'Sullivan

Frankie James is a young man with a lot on his shoulders. His mother disappeared when he was sixteen; his father's in jail for armed robbery; and he owes rent on his Soho snooker club to one of London's toughest gangsters. Things, you'd think, can only get better. Actually, they're about to get a whole lot worse.

He always swore to his mum he'd keep his younger, wilder brother out of trouble, but when Jack turns up at the club, covered in someone else's blood, and with the cops hard on his heels, Frankie has no choice but to enter the sordid world of bent coppers, ruthless mobsters and twisted killers he's tried all his life to avoid.

But in the dog-eat-dog underworld of 1990s Soho - as a vicious gang war rages between London's two foremost crime families - will Frankie be tough enough, and smart enough to come out on top?

The first crime novel from the UK's most charismatic sporting genius

Since turning professional in 1992, O'Sullivan has clocked up an incredible number of awards and trophies, including the UK Championship, the China Open, the Regal Championships, the Benson and Hedges Masters and the British Open. In January 2000 O'Sullivan won the Nations Cup for England, boasting the best record of any player, 13 wins from 15 frames played.

Follow him on Twitter @ronnieo147

A tarnished national treasure, Ronnie O'Sullivan's appeal goes far beyond snooker fansDraws on his own compelling life story to produce a grittily authentic crime novelRonnie's autobiography, RUNNING, was widely praised
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The Last Days of Leda Grey

By Essie Fox

'Leda Grey's world is utterly beguiling' THE TIMES Book of the Week

A bewitching novel about an enigmatic silent film actress, and the volatile love affair that left her a recluse for over half a century - for fans of Sarah Waters and Tracy Chevalier.

During the oppressive heat wave of 1976 a young journalist, Ed Peters, finds an Edwardian photograph in a junk shop in the seaside town of Brightland. It shows an alluring, dark-haired girl, an actress whose name was Leda Grey.

Enchanted by the image, Ed learns Leda Grey is still living - now a recluse in a decaying cliff-top house she once shared with a man named Charles Beauvois, a director of early silent film. As Beauvois's muse and lover, Leda often starred in scenes where stage magic and trick photography were used to astonishing effect.

But, while playing a cursed Egyptian queen, the fantasies captured on celluloid were echoed in reality, leaving Leda abandoned and alone for more than half a century - until the secrets of her past result in a shocking climax, more haunting than any to be in found in the silent films of Charles Beauvois.

Leda Grey's world is utterly beguilingDark, haunting, compelling... equal to DuMaurier's novels - this book held me in its grip. Loved it.Macabre, transporting, thick with atmosphere and allusionDarkly sparkling. Very much enjoyed my days in Leda's twilight world. Doubt I'll sleep all that well tonight...A wonderfully creepy tale. Leda is a triumphAn obvious comparison is with early Sarah Waters. The glee with which Fox approaches her material is infectious. All Victorian life is here. IntriguingA richly textured, highly coloured and entirely pleasurable readA fabulous foray into a shadowy Victorian worldFox's vivid, sensual prose is - fittingly - as seductive as a siren's song, drawing you into a shadowy Victorian world of obsession and guilt... An intoxicating follow-up to 2011's acclaimed The Somnambulist. Recommended to fans of Sarah WatersFox's tale of obsessive love is memorable and unusualA bewitching novel about an enigmatic silent film actress, and the volatile love affair that left her a recluse for over half a century - for fans of Sarah Waters and Tracy ChevalierEssie Fox's debut novel THE SOMNAMBULIST was selected for the Channel 4 TV Book Club and was shortlisted for a National Book Award in 2012. She is the author of The Virtual Victorian (virtualvictorian.blogspot.com), and divides her time between Windsor and Bow in the East End of London. She can be found on Twitter @essiefox.Essie Fox was shortlisted for the Best New Writer Award at the National Book Awards in December 2013.Essie Fox's debut novel, THE SOMNAMBULIST was a darkly compelling and sensual novel set in Victorian London and Herefordshire and was a pick in the TV Book Club in February 2012.Essie's writing is in the vein of Sarah Waters and Tracy Chevalier, but far more accessible and commercial.Essie Fox is the author of the charming blog the Virtual Victorian: www.virtualvictorian.blogspot.com. She has excellent online presence, with her own website: www.essiefox.com and an active Twitter account.
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Runemarks

By Joanne M Harris

It's been five hundred years since the end of the world and society has rebuilt itself anew. The old Norse gods are no longer revered. Their tales have been banned. Magic is outlawed, and a new religion - the Order - has taken its place.

In a remote valley in the north, fourteen-year-old Maddy Smith is shunned for the ruinmark on her hand - a sign associated with the Bad Old Days. But what the villagers don't know is that Maddy has skills. According to One-Eye, the secretive Outlander who is Maddy's only real friend, her ruinmark - or runemark, as he calls it - is a sign of Chaos blood, magical powers and gods know what else...

Now, as the Order moves further north, threatening all the Worlds with conquest and Cleansing, Maddy must finally learn the truth to some unanswered questions about herself, her parentage, and her powers.

From the bestselling author of CHOCOLAT and THE GOSPEL OF LOKI comes a fantastical tale of magic, adventure and Norse mythology.

A gripping tale of magic, adventure and Norse mythology from the SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author of CHOCOLAT and THE GOSPEL OF LOKI.

Joanne Harris is the author of the Whitbread-shortlisted CHOCOLAT (made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp) and many other bestselling novels. Her hobbies are listed in Who's Who as 'mooching, lounging, strutting, strumming, priest-baiting and quiet subversion'. She plays bass guitar in a band first formed when she was 16, is currently studying Old Norse, and lives with her husband and daughter in Yorkshire, about 15 miles from the place she was born.

Find out more at www.joanne-harris.co.uk or follow her on Twitter @Joannechocolat

A beautifully packaged reissue of Joanne Harris's first foray into fantasy fiction.Joanne Harris is an enormous international bestseller. CHOCOLAT has sold over 1 million copies and was made into an OSCAR-nominated film. She has been a consistent Top 5 bestseller in both formats ever since.RUNEMARKS and its sequel, RUNELIGHT, are clever, funny and accessible fantasy novels that will appeal to readers of all ages.RUNEMARKS introduces the charming and mischievous Loki, a character who takes centre stage in Joanne's adult fantasy novel, THE GOSPEL OF LOKI.Norse mythology has been a life-long obsession for Harris (she can read the Norse language), and this passion comes out powerfully in her fantasy novels.Joanne is active on social media and has over 27K Twitter followers.