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Witch Hunt

Witch Hunt

A brilliant thriller from the No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES

No one in Britain writes better crime novels today’ Evening Standard

Interpol have tried and failed to find the terrorist, Witch. Now the combined forces of Scotland Yard and MI5 must try the impossible to prevent a major international incident.

Dominic Elder carries her autograph wherever he goes. Witch is his passion, his obsession. And being retired is no bar to his willingness to restart the hunt. MI5 know that the man who wrote the Witch file is the key to catching their quarry. But the truth isn’t easy to spot. And it is only when an MI5 novice and his French counterpart piece together the smallest of clues, that Witch suddenly looks vulnerable…
Whispering Hope - Nancy's Story

Whispering Hope - Nancy's Story

“At the conclusion of my discussions with one group of the Magdalene Women one of those present sang ‘Whispering Hope’. A line from that song stays in my mind – ‘when the dark midnight is over, watch for the breaking of day’.
Let me hope that this day and this debate heralds a new dawn for all those who feared that the dark midnight might never end.”


– Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s State apology to the Magdalene women.

On 19 February 2013 the Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny apologised to the women who had been incarcerated in Ireland’s Magdalene laundries. And listening patiently for the words she’d been fighting to hear was Nancy Costello.

For Nancy was only 10 years old when she was confined at the Good Shepherd Sundays Well Magdalene laundry in Cork in 1949. From there she was sent to laundries in Limerick, Waterford and Wexford. The harrowing physical and psychological abuse she endured in the institutions, run on behalf of the State, led to a lifetime of shame and secrecy.

Now, in WHISPERING HOPE, Nancy tells her story for the first time. Her fight for justice and forged friendships with other survivors has enabled her to move forward and have her voice heard in this immensely powerful narrative that shines a light on a dark chapter in Ireland’s history.

Inspirational and moving, this is the story of a remarkable woman brave enough to confront her past and strong enough to not let it define her.
Whispering Hope - Marina's Story

Whispering Hope - Marina's Story

“At the conclusion of my discussions with one group of the Magdalene Women one of those present sang ‘Whispering Hope’. A line from that song stays in my mind – ‘when the dark midnight is over, watch for the breaking of day’.
Let me hope that this day and this debate heralds a new dawn for all those who feared that the dark midnight might never end.”


– Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s State apology to the Magdalene women.

n 19 February 2013 the Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny apologised to the women who had been incarcerated in Ireland’s Magdalene laundries. And listening patiently for the words she’d been fighting to hear was Marina Gambold.

For Marina was only 16 years old when she was confined at the Good Shepherd convent in New Ross, Wexford in 1951. The harrowing physical and psychological abuse she endured in the institutions, run on behalf of the State, led to a lifetime of shame and secrecy.

Now, in WHISPERING HOPE, Marina tells her story for the first time. Her fight for justice and forged friendships with other survivors has enabled her to move forward and have her voice heard in this immensely powerful narrative that shines a light on a dark chapter in Ireland’s history.

Inspirational and moving, this is the story of a remarkable woman brave enough to confront her past and strong enough to not let it define her.
Whispering Hope - Marie's Story

Whispering Hope - Marie's Story

“At the conclusion of my discussions with one group of the Magdalene Women one of those present sang ‘Whispering Hope’. A line from that song stays in my mind – ‘when the dark midnight is over, watch for the breaking of day’.
Let me hope that this day and this debate heralds a new dawn for all those who feared that the dark midnight might never end.”


– Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s State apology to the Magdalene women.
On 19 February 2013 the Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny apologised to the women who had been incarcerated in Ireland’s Magdalene laundries. And, in the audience, listening patiently for the words she’d been fighting to hear was Marie Slattery.

For Marie was only 12 years old when she was confined at the Good Shepherd laundry in Sundays Well in Cork in 1972. From there she was sent to The Sisters of Our Lady of Charity in Dublin. The harrowing physical and psychological abuse she endured in the institutions, run on behalf of the State, led to a lifetime of shame and secrecy.

Now, in WHISPERING HOPE, Marie tells her story for the first time. Her fight for justice and forged friendships with other survivors has enabled her to move forward and have her voice heard in this immensely powerful narrative that shines a light on a dark chapter in Ireland’s history.

Inspirational and moving, this is the story of a remarkable woman brave enough to confront her past and strong enough to not let it define her.
Whispering Hope - Kathleen's Story

Whispering Hope - Kathleen's Story

“At the conclusion of my discussions with one group of the Magdalene Women one of those present sang ‘Whispering Hope’. A line from that song stays in my mind – ‘when the dark midnight is over, watch for the breaking of day’.
Let me hope that this day and this debate heralds a new dawn for all those who feared that the dark midnight might never end.”


– Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s State apology to the Magdalene women.

On 19 February 2013 the Irish Taoiseach Edna Kenny apologized to the women who had been incarcerated in Ireland’s Magdalene laundries. And, in the audience, listening patiently for the words she’d been fighting to hear was Kathleen Legg.?

For Kathleen was only 14 years old when she was confined at St Mary’s Stanhope Street School in 1949. The harrowing physical and psychological abuse she endured in the institutions, run on behalf of the State, led to a lifetime of shame and secrecy.??

Now, in WHISPERING HOPE, Kathleen tells her story for the first time. Her fight for justice and forged friendships with other survivors has enabled her to move forward and have her voice heard in this immensely powerful narrative that shines a light on a dark chapter in Ireland’s history.

??Inspirational and moving, this is the story of a remarkable woman brave enough to confront her past and strong enough to not let it define her.
Whispering Hope - Diane's Story

Whispering Hope - Diane's Story

“At the conclusion of my discussions with one group of the Magdalene Women one of those present sang ‘Whispering Hope’. A line from that song stays in my mind – ‘when the dark midnight is over, watch for the breaking of day’.
Let me hope that this day and this debate heralds a new dawn for all those who feared that the dark midnight might never end.”


– Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s State apology to the Magdalene women.

On 19 February 2013 the Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny apologised to the women who had been incarcerated in Ireland’s Magdalene laundries. And, in the audience, listening patiently for the words she’d been fighting to hear was Diane Croghan.

For Diane was only 12 years old when she was confined at the Sisters of Mercy Summerhill Training School in Wexford in 1952. The harrowing physical and psychological abuse she endured in the institutions, run on behalf of the State, led to a lifetime of shame and secrecy.

Now, in WHISPERING HOPE, Diane tells her story for the first time. Her fight for justice and forged friendships with other survivors has enabled her to move forward and have her voice heard in this immensely powerful narrative that shines a light on a dark chapter in Ireland’s history.

Inspirational and moving, this is the story of a remarkable woman brave enough to confront her past and strong enough to not let it define her.
Whispering Hope

Whispering Hope

“At the conclusion of my discussions with one group of the Magdalene Women one of those present sang ‘Whispering Hope’. A line from that song stays in my mind – ‘when the dark midnight is over, watch for the breaking of day’.
Let me hope that this day and this debate heralds a new dawn for all those who feared that the dark midnight might never end.”


Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s State apology to the Magdalene women.

On 19 February 2013 the Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny apologized to the women who had been incarcerated in Ireland’s Magdalene laundries. In the audience sat Steven O’Riordan, a documentary filmmaker and founder of the charity Magdalene Survivors Together. And by his side, waiting patiently for the words they’d been fighting to hear, were some of the women he had helped.

For Nancy, Kathleen, Diane, Marie and Marina were confined in Magdalene laundries throughout Ireland during the 1950s, 60s and 70s. The harrowing physical and psychological abuse they endured in the institutions, run on behalf of the State, led to a lifetime of shame and secrecy.

Now, in WHISPERING HOPE, these women tell their stories for the first time. Their fight for justice and forged friendships has enabled them to move forward and have their voices heard, their individual accounts weaving together in an immensely powerful narrative that shines a light on a dark chapter in Ireland’s history.

Inspirational and moving, this is the story of five women brave enough to confront their past and strong enough to not let it define them.
Westwind

Westwind

Discover the lost classic from iconic number one bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES
The bigger the lie, the harder the truth is to believe…

In Europe, the Americans are pulling out their troops in a tide of isolationism.

Britain, torn between loyalties to America and the continent, is caught betwixt and between.

In America, a space shuttle crashes on landing, killing all but one of the crew on-board: A British man named Mike Dreyfuss, who will become vilified by the US press and protesters.

Halfway across the world, Martin Hepton, an English ground control technician watches as they lose contact with the most advanced satellite in Europe. A colleague of Hepton’s who suspects something strange is going on is signed off sick, and never comes back.

Hepton decides to investigate his friend’s suspicions and his trail leads him to Dreyfuss, the MI6, the American military, and back to his former girlfriend, Jill, who is an up-and-coming journalist with the contacts and the courage to cover the story.

But there is much more at stake than anyone realises – and many more people on their trail than they can possibly evade…
Watchman

Watchman

A classic Ian Rankin from the No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES
‘No one in Britain writes better crime novels today’ Evening Standard

‘Ian Rankin is perhaps the best and most complex thriller writer in Britain today’ Daily Telegraph

Bombs are exploding in the streets of London, but life seems to have planted more subtle booby-traps for Miles Flint. Miles is a spy. His job is to watch and to listen, then to report back to his superiors, nothing more. The job, affording glimpses into the most private lives of his victims, appeals to Miles. He doesn’t lust after promotion, and he doesn’t want action. He wants, just for once, not to botch a case. Having lost one suspect – with horrific consequences – Miles becomes too involved with another, a young Irish woman. His marriage seems ready to crumble to dust. So does his home.

But Miles is given one last chance for redemption – a trip to Belfast, which quickly becomes a flight of terror, murder and shocking discoveries. But can the voyeur survive in a world of violent action?
Two Riders Were Approaching: The Life & Death of Jimi Hendrix

Two Riders Were Approaching: The Life & Death of Jimi Hendrix

Jimmy was a down-at-heel guitarist in New York, relying on his latest lovers to support him while he tried to emulate his hero Bob Dylan. A black guy playing white rock music, he wanted to be all things to all people.

But when Jimmy arrived in England and became Jimi, the cream of swinging London fell under his spell. It wasn’t that Jimi could play with his teeth, play with his guitar behind his back. It was that he could really play.

Journeying through the purple haze of idealism and paranoia of the sixties, Jimi Hendrix was the man who made Eric Clapton consider quitting, to whom Bob Dylan deferred on his own song ‘All Along the Watchtower’, who forced Miles Davis to reconsider his buttoned-down ways – and whose ‘Star Spangled Banner’ defined Woodstock.

And when his star, which had burned so brightly, was extinguished far too young, his legend lived on in the music – and the intrigue surrounding his death.

Eschewing the traditional rock-biography format, Two Riders Were Approaching is a fittingly psychedelic and kaleidoscopic exploration of the life and death of Jimi Hendrix – and a journey into the dark heart of the sixties. While the groupies lined up, the drugs got increasingly heavy and the dream of the sixties burned in the fire and blood of the Vietnam War, the assassination of Martin Luther King and the election of President Richard Nixon.

Acclaimed writer Mick Wall, author of When Giants Walked the Earth, has drawn upon his own interviews and extensive research to produce an inimitable, novelistic telling of this tale – the definitive portrait of the Guitar God at whose altar other guitar gods worship.

Jimi Hendrix’s is a story that has been told many times before – but never quite like this.
Tooth And Nail

Tooth And Nail

The third Inspector Rebus novel from the No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES
‘No one writes better crime novels’ EVENING STANDARD

They call him the Wolfman – because he takes a bite out of his victims and because they found the first victim in the East End’s lonely Wolf Street. Scotland Yard are anxious to find the killer and Inspector Rebus is drafted in to help. But his Scotland Yard opposite number, George Flight, isn’t happy at yet more interference, and Rebus finds himself dealing with racial prejudice as well as the predations of a violent maniac.

When Rebus is offered a serial killer profile of the Wolfman by an attractive female psychologist, it’s too good an opportunity to miss. But in finding an ally, he may have given his enemies an easy means of attack.
The Naming Of The Dead

The Naming Of The Dead

The sixteenth Inspector Rebus novel from ‘Britain’s best crime novelist’ DAILY EXPRESS and No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES

‘Rankin just gets better. The topicality and eye for detail are awesome’ Jilly Cooper


‘This is possibly the best novel you will read in your life full stop. Yes, it is that good’ NEWS OF THE WORLD

A murder has been committed – but as the victim was a rapist, recently released from prison, no one is too concerned about the crime. That is, until Detective Inspector John Rebus and DS Siobhan Clarke uncover evidence that a serial killer is on the loose…

When Rebus also starts looking into the apparent suicide of an MP, he is abruptly warned off the case, not least because the G8 leaders have gathered in Scotland, and Rebus’s bosses want him well out of the way. But Rebus has never been one to stick to the rules, and when Siobhan has a very personal reason for hunting down a riot cop, it looks as though both Rebus and Clarke may be up against their own side…
The Impossible Dead

The Impossible Dead

Malcolm Fox returns in the stunning second novel in Ian Rankin’s series… Criminally good’ WOMAN & HOME

From the No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES.

‘Excitingly gripping storytelling’ THE TIMES

Malcolm Fox and his team are back, investigating whether fellow cops covered up for Detective Paul Carter. Carter has been found guilty of misconduct, but what should be a simple job is soon complicated by a brutal murder and a weapon that should not even exist.

A trail of revelations leads Fox back to 1985, a year of desperate unrest when letter-bombs and poisonous spores were sent to government offices, and kidnappings and murders were plotted. But while the body count rises the clock starts ticking, and a dramatic turn of events sees Fox in mortal danger.
The Hanging Garden

The Hanging Garden

The ninth Inspector Rebus novel from the No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES.

‘Masterly’ SUNDAY TIMES

‘Ian Rankin is a genius’ Lee Child

DI Rebus is buried under a pile of paperwork but an escalating dispute between the upstart Tommy Telford and Big Ger Cafferty’s gang gives Rebus an escape clause.

Telford is known to have close links with a Chechen gangster bringing refugees into Britain as prostitutes. When Rebus takes under his wing a distraught Bosnian call girl, it gives him a personal reason to make sure Telford goes back to Paisley and pronto.

Then Rebus’s daughter is the victim of an all too professional hit-and-run and Rebus knows that there is now nothing he won’t do to bring down prime suspect Tommy Telford – even if it means cutting a deal with the devil.
The Flood

The Flood

The book that began Ian Rankin’s phenomenal career.
From the No.1 bestselling author of A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES


‘The themes that would come to dominate the Rebus books are already here … the blurred boundaries between good and evil; the pull of superstition and myth; the difficulties in escaping and resolving one’s past; the emotional complexities of the male of the species; and, not least, a good mystery‘ TIME OUT

Mary Miller had always been an outcast. Burnt in a chemical mix as a young girl, sympathy for her quickly faded when the young man who pushed her in died in a mining accident just two days later. From then on she was regarded with a mixture of suspicion and fascination by her God-fearing community.

Now, years later, she is a single mother, caught up in a faltering affair with a local teacher. Her son, Sandy, has fallen in love with a strange homeless girl. The search for happiness isn’t easy. Both mother and son must face a dark secret from their past, in the growing knowledge that their small dramas are being played out against a much larger canvas, glimpsed only in symbols and flickering images – of decay and regrowth, of fire and water – of the flood.
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