By Dervla McTiernan
'As moving as it is fast-paced' VAL McDERMID Shortlisted for the Irish Independent Crime Fiction Book of the Year Shortlisted for the RTE Listeners' Choice AwardShortlisted for the Guardian Not the Booker Prize 2018'Spectacularly good' MARIAN KEYES 'A compelling story with beautifully drawn characters' LAURA MARSHALL***** February 1993 On his first week on the job, Garda Cormac Reilly responds to a call at a decrepit country house to find two silent, neglected children waiting for him - fifteen-year-old Maude and five-year-old Jack. Their mother lies dead upstairs. March 2013 Twenty years later, Cormac has left his high-flying career as a detective in Dublin and returned to Galway. As he struggles to navigate the politics of a new police station, Maude and Jack return to haunt him.What ties a recent suicide to the woman's death so long ago? And who among his new colleagues can Cormac really trust? Dervla McTiernan's powerful debut The Ruin draws us into the dark heart of Ireland and asks who will protect you when the authorities can't - or won't. Perfect for fans of Val McDermid, Tana French and Susie Steiner.*****Praise for THE RUIN:'Brilliantly crafted . . . incredibly real-feeling characters. An absolute treat!' SUNDAY MIRROR'An exciting new voice in Irish noir' SUNDAY TIMES'Corruption, clandestine cover-ups and criminal conspiracy ... as moving as it is fast-paced' VAL McDERMID'Loved THE RUIN by Dervla McTiernan. A compelling story with beautifully drawn characters I really cared about' LAURA MARSHALL,'Absolutely brilliant. Wonderful characters, authentic setting, and a sublime, twisty plot' IRISH EXAMINER'Heartbreaking and heart-stopping' CAZ FREAR'THE RUIN is as convincing as it is multi-layered, as compelling as it is complex . . . Dervla is a future star of the genre' CHRIS BROOKMYRE'Fans of Tana French will love McTiernan's expertly plotted, complex web of secrets that refuse to stay hidden' KAREN DIONNEThere are not many books that will keep me reading from start to finish but Dervla McTiernan's THE RUIN did just that . . . An excellent story, very well written . . . this one was a winner for me! ALEX GRAY'Loved every page . . . Cormac Reilly is a brilliant new character, so real you can hear his footsteps on the stairs. Utterly gripping, brilliantly executed story' SAM BLAKE 'Intelligent, compassionate and believable' SINEAD CROWLEY
A Rule Against Murder
By Louise Penny
Previously published as The Murder StoneThe acclaimed fourth novel in the bestselling Chief Inspector Gamache series, by international phenomenon and number one New York Times bestseller Louise Penny. It's the height of summer, and the wealthy Finney family have gathered at the Manoir Bellechasse to pay tribute to their late father. But as the temperature rises, old secrets and bitter rivalries begin to surface. When the heat wave boils over into a mighty storm, a dead body is left in its wake. Chief Inspector Gamache, a guest at the Bellechasse, finds himself with a building full of suspects. With the hotel locked down, the murderer is trapped. But a cornered predator is always the most dangerous of all...'A cracking storyteller, who can create fascinating characters, a twisty plot and wonderful surprise endings' Ann Cleeves'Impossible to put down' Globe and Mail
Rambo on Their Minds
By Gayle Lynds, David Morrell
An original short story from iconic thriller collection Match Up, edited by Lee Child, featuring a never-before-seen pairing between bestsellers Gayle Lynds and David Morrell, featuring Liz Sansborough and the legendary Rambo.For more exciting short story pairings, don't miss all eleven short stories in Match Up!
By Kelley Armstrong
Olivia Jones must make a choice. Caught between two rival supernatural forces, Liv was granted a brief period in which to make her decision. Now that time has run out. Whichever side she chooses, someone she loves will pay. Her lover, Ricky. Gabriel Walsh, the man she knows she cannot, must not love. Her parents, already trapped in prison.And now there is a new, terrifying power rising - one that doesn't distinguish between good and evil intentions. It feeds on chaos and destroys without mercy. Unless Liv acts fast, no one will survive. In this gripping thriller, international bestselling author Kelley Armstrong brings the Cainsville series to a powerful, richly rewarding climax.
Rhett & Link's Book of Mythicality
By Rhett McLaughlin, Link Neal
"Internetainers" Rhett & Link met in first grade when their teacher made them miss recess for writing profanity on their desks, and they have been best friends ever since. Today, their daily YouTube talk show, Good Mythical Morning, is the most-watched daily talk show on the Internet, and nearly 12 million subscribers tune in to see the guys broadcast brainy trivia, wild experiments, and hilarious banter (not to mention the occasional cereal bath). Now the award-winning comedians are finally bringing their "Mythical" world to the printed page in their first book. A hilarious blend of autobiography, trivia, and advice, Rhett & Link's Book of Mythicality: A Field Guide to Curiosity, Creativity, and Tomfoolery will offer twenty ways to add "Mythicality" to your life, including: Eat Something That Scares You Make a Bold Hair Choice Invent Something Ridiculous Say "I Love You" Like It's Never Been Said Speak at Your Own FuneralThe goal of these offbeat prompts? To learn new things, laugh more often, and earn a few grown-up merit badges along the way. Heartfelt and completely original, this book will be the perfect gift for anyone looking for a fresh dose of humor and fun.
By Alex Kava
In the new edge-of-your seat thriller from New York Times-bestselling author Alex Kava, Ryder Creed, his K9 search-and-rescue dogs and FBI agent Maggie O'Dell find themselves at the centre of a dire and mysterious case. In Chicago, a young man jumps from his thirtieth-storey hotel room; along the Missouri river, a hunter and his son find a lake whose surface is littered with snow geese, all of them dead; and in Southern Alabama, Ryder Creed and his search-and-rescue dog Grace find the body of a young woman who went missing in the Conecuh National Forest . . . and it appears she filled her pockets with rocks and walked into the river. Before long Ryder Creed and FBI profiler Maggie O'Dell will discover the ominous connection between these mysterious deaths. What they find may be the most prolific killer the United States has ever known...
The Right Thing
By Michael Z. Lewin
An original short story taken from the anthology Motives for Murder, by members of The Detection ClubA tale of thievery and justice involving Michael Z. Lewin's popular Lunghi family.When a tablet is stolen from a friend's party, teenage Marie Lunghi decides she's going to solve the case on her own - after all, all her family are detectives, so she ought to be able to. But is she prepared for the consequences?
By Carl Hiaasen
*SHORLISTED FOR THE BOLLINGER EVERYMAN WODEHOUSE PRIZE 2017* Key West is a small place, but there are criminal secrets buried everywhere . . . When jumped-up reality TV star Buck Nance aggravates the crowd in a Key West bar, he incites a riot and vanishes in the melee. His hapless agent Lane Coolman should have been by Buck's side, but has been accidentally taken hostage by two petty criminals who now think they can turn a quick profit by ransoming an LA talent agent. As the search for Buck continues, the mystery draws in a broad cast of characters from across the island including Andrew Yancy, the disgraced cop who now works restaurants on roach patrol; a delusional fan of Buck's show; the local sheriff who's desperate for re-election; a shady lawyer and his gold-digging fiancée; the gay mayor and his restauranteur partner; a Mafioso hotelier; and a redheaded con artist named Merry who, using a razor blade and a high-speed car, has developed a signature way of luring in her victims.Outrageously funny, fast-paced and uniquely addictive, Razor Girl will keep you utterly gripped until the final page.
The Reckoning of Sins
By Alison Joseph
An original short story taken from the anthology Motives for Murder, by members of The Detection ClubFrom the award-winning author, Alison Joseph, comes a new short story about Sister Agnes. When Kayleigh, a young girl living at the hostel Sister Agnes works at, is found murdered, Sister Agnes can't believe that her boyfriend Bernard is responsible. As she quietly investigates the death, she meets Bernard's unpleasant twin brother, Mansell, and Mansell's put upon wife, Gina. Who in this twisted circle of changing relationships had call to see Kayleigh dead? As Sister Agnes knows too well, however, eventually there must always be a reckoning of sins.
The Return of Norah Wells
By Virginia Macgregor
She walked out, but can she walk back in? Why do readers LOVE Virginia Macgregor? 'I defy you not to fall in love' Clare Mackintosh 'Will delight you' Sun'Might restore your faith in human nature' BellaThis heartwarming bestseller is the perfect read for anyone who enjoyed The Keeper of Lost Things, Joanna Cannon, Jojo Moyes and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. You Found Me by Virginia Macgregor is OUT NOW**********************One ordinary morning, Norah Wells walked out of her house and never looked back. Six years later, she returns to the home she left only to find another woman in her place: Fay. Now that Norah has returned, everyone has questions. Where has she been? Why did she leave? And the most pressing question of all: what happens to The Mother Who Stayed when The Mother Who Left comes back?MORE PRAISE FOR VIRGINIA MACGREGOR...'I couldn't put this insightful, compelling novel down' Woman & Home'Deeply satisfying' Sarra Manning, Red 'Sharp, funny and hugely moving . . . a must read' Fabulous'Warm, wise and insightful' Good Housekeeping 'Beautifully written and thought-provoking, this is a brilliant read' Sun'This wonderful story will tear at your heart.' My Weekly 'Brilliant!' Heat 'A poignant and very clever read' Company'A truly heart-warming story of family, love and loyalty' Daily Express'An astonishingly brilliant novel' Australian Women's Weekly'A touching look at the meaning of motherhood' Good Housekeeping 'A challenging and moving story about the power of love' Image'Absolutely delightful . . . Everyone should read this book!' Novelicious'Written with plenty of heart' Sunday Mirror'An emotional and powerful family drama' Heat'So engaging and powerful' Press Association 'Layered and lyrical' Irish Independent
By Jane Beaton, Jenny Colgan
"Funny, page-turning and addictive... just like Malory Towers for grown-ups" - Sophie Kinsella For the first time, the girls caught sight of the turreted, castle-like building that would be home for the next nine months, the four towers of the main houses nestled in the hills, with the cliffs behind, leading down to the still turquoise sea. Maggie loves teaching English at beautiful Downey House but she is less keen on planning her wedding to dependable Stan. Instead, she's working on ignoring her crush on David McDonald, who teaches English at the local boys' school. Just as Simone and Fliss have become friends, Zelda arrives to upset everything. Zelda is loudly, glamorously American, and she's full of ways to improve life at boring school. Soon, quiet, mousy Simone is undergoing a makeover. And Fliss is about to jeopardise everything to impress a boy. In a new year at school, the girls of Downey House will be breaking all the rules - and not all of them will escape unscathed. "A brilliant boarding school book, stuffed full of unforgettable characters, thrilling adventures and angst..." - Lisa Jewell
The Real Me
By Vicky Pattison
'I believe in grafting hard, training right, eating well . . . and having a good time!'WORK HARDVicky Pattison knows that achieving your dreams takes hard work, hustle, a sense of humour and a killer outfit. And now she's sharing her insider secrets for the first time: how to dress for success, how to eat well and keep healthy on the go and how to stay true to yourself when the going gets tough.PLAY HARDBut Vicky wouldn't be Vicky if she didn't also know how to cut loose and have fun. The Real Me has everything you and your squad need for an epic night out or the ultimate girls' night in. And for the morning after, there's honest and hilarious advice on curing a hangover . . . and a broken heart.The Real Me is packed with recipes, fashion and beauty tips, training programmes and straight-talking advice on dealing with everything from job interviews to first dates. This is the ultimate guide to living life to the full, the Vicky Pattison way.'I'm finally proud of myself and happy with who I am inside and out, and I want every woman in the world to feel like that too.' Vicky x
Return to the Little Coffee Shop of Kabul
By Deborah Rodriguez
Six women forever joined by a little cafe in KabulSunny, former proprietor of the Little Coffee Shop and new owner of the Screaming Peacock vineyard. Can she handle the challenges of life on her own?Yasmina, the young mother who now runs the cafe, until a terrifying event strikes at the heart of her family and business...Layla and KatAfghan teenagers in America, struggling to make sense of their place in the world...Zara, about to be forced into a marriage which will have devastating consequences...These women are about to learn what Halajan, Yazmina's rebellious mother-in-law, has known all along: when the world as you know it disappears, you find a new way to live.Reuniting us with the much-loved cast of the international bestseller, The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul. Deborah Rodriguez tells an inspiring story of women's strength and courage in a changing world.
The Rise of Cromwell Jones
By Roy Clews
You're mugged on the street.Your sister is attacked in her home.The police are powerless.What would you do?This is England. Gang violence is on the rise and people live in fear. After ex-solder-turned-preacher Ivor Jones is attacked, he decides to take matters into his own hands. Gathering together a group of like-minded citizens, Ivor forms the Cromwell Movement, inspired by his rebel hero Oliver Cromwell. Ivor and the Movement start to hit back at the gangs that have ruled their streets for too long, but, as with Cromwell, sometimes the best intentions lead to shocking results. After all, absolute power corrupts absolutely . . .
By Nick Leeson
When Leeson was arrested in 1995 for bringing Barings Bank to its knees, it initially seemed as if he had single-handedly crushed the company. Indeed, it was he alone who found himself in the dark confines of a Singapore jail, from where he wrote Rogue Trader. Now updated for the twentieth anniversary of the collapse of Barings, this is his story of a broken system; of a cast of characters blind to anything but profits - whatever the cost. Leeson's tale of boom and bust is an important reminder of the immense power the banking system held and, worryingly, still holds.
Rhymes With Prey
By Jeffery Deaver, John Sandford
In this original short story from the New York Times bestselling thriller anthology FaceOff, bestselling authors Jeffery Deaver and John Sandford - along with their popular series characters Lincoln Rhyme and Lucas Davenport - team up for the first time ever. The last time Lucas Davenport travelled from his home in Minnesota to New York City, it was to help his friend, NYPD detective Lily Rothenburg, catch a serial killer who was terrorising the streets of Manhattan. So it's no surprise that Lily would ask him back to consult on another difficult case - this time, one she can't entrust to her fellow NYC cops. Teaming up with New York's finest forensic mind, the irascible and brilliant Lincoln Rhyme, and Lincoln's partner Amelia Sachs, they set out to investigate the deaths of four young women, all illegal Mexicans, all of whom seem to be connected to the drug trade. The problem is: the killings may not be cartel hits-they may be carried out by corrupt cops. Or, as the veteran investigators will soon discover, they could be dealing with a very different kind of killer-and to draw him out, Lily and Amelia will have to pose as bait. For more exciting short story pairings, don't miss all eleven short stories in Face Off!
The Resolution of Callie and Kayden
By Jessica Sorensen
THE NUMBER ONE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHORThings are going well for Callie and Kayden. They're still dealing with their past and the pain connected to it, but for the most part they've moved on. The biggest decision they have at the moment is what they want to do with their lives in the future. Eventually, though, the past catches up with them and it leaves them with a choice no one wants to make. But Callie and Kayden learn that as long as they have each other, they can make it through just about anything . . .
By Dennis Lehane, Michael Connelly
In this original short story from the thrilling anthology Face Off, internationally bestselling authors Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly - along with their popular series characters Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch - team up for the first time ever. Red Eye has been shortlisted for the prestigious CWA Short Story Dagger 2015. Harry Bosch finds himself on unfamiliar territory when he arrives at Boston's Logan airport, on the trail of a fifteen-year-old unsolved murder. Meanwhile, local P.I. Patrick Kenzie is sniffing around the same suspect that Bosch is tracking - but for a totally different reason: the recent disappearance of a seventh grade girl labelled as a runaway by the lead detective in charge of the case. Kenzie isn't so sure the girl went willingly out of her bedroom window in the middle of the night. When the two veterans meet outside the suspect's house, each man plays a vital part in solving the other's crime. For more exciting short story pairings, don't forget that there are eleven stories in the collection Face Off!
By Patrick Redmond
Everyone envies the Randalls: beautiful, accomplished and high-flying, their lives are almost too good to be true.No one envies Stuart. A tough childhood has left him making his way as best he can, vowing to lose a bit more weight and become a bit more successful.But a chance encounter sets in motion a series of events which will shatter everything. Some will think they've lost, others will think they've won, but none of them will be prepared for the final catastrophe of jealousy, betrayal and agonizing justice.They should never have invited Stuart in - and he should never have trusted them.A brilliantly assured psychological thriller that builds tension with such power and conviction, you will feel as if you are there with them, fighting for a say.
Rain of Terror
By Richard Sapir, Warren Murphy
Breathlessly action-packed and boasting a winning combination of thrills, humour and mysticism, the Destroyer is one of the bestselling series of all time.