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Constable

Blotto, Twinks and the Intimate Revue

Simon Brett
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Simon Brett
Fleet

Prairie Fires

Caroline Fraser
Authors:
Caroline Fraser

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZEWINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD'Just as gripping as the original novels . . . As pacy and vivid as one of Wilder's own narratives, this surprising biography is immensely revealing both about Wilder and about America's founding myths' Sunday Times'"Little House" devotees will appreciate the extraordinary care and energy Fraser devotes to uncovering the details of a life that has been expertly veiled by myth' New York Times Book ReviewMillions of readers of the 'Little House' books believe they know Laura Ingalls Wilder - the pioneer girl who survived blizzards and near-starvation on the Great Plains as her family chased their American dream. But the true story of her life has never been fully told.Drawing on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries and public records, Caroline Fraser masterfully fills in the gaps in Wilder's biography, uncovering the grown-up story behind the best-loved childhood epic of pioneer life.Set against nearly a century of unimaginable change, from the Homestead Act and the Indian Wars to the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression, Wilder's life was full of drama and adversity. Settling on the frontier amid land-rush speculation, her family endured Biblical tribulations of locusts and drought, poverty and want, before she left at the age of eighteen to marry Almanzo. This is where the books end, but there is so much more to tell; deep in debt after a series of personal tragedies, Laura and Almanzo uprooted themselves once again, crisscrossing the country, taking menial jobs to support the family. In middle age, she began writing a farm advice column, prodded by her journalist daughter Rose. And at the age of sixty, fearing the loss of almost everything in the Depression, she turned to children's books, recasting her extraordinarily difficult childhood as a triumphal vision of homesteading - achieving fame and fortune in the process. Laura Ingalls Wilder's life is one of the most astonishing rags-to-riches stories in American letters. Offering fresh insight and new discoveries, Prairie Fires reveals the complex woman who defined the American pioneer character, and whose artful blend of fact and fiction grips us to this day.

Sphere

The Other Girl

Erica Spindler
Authors:
Erica Spindler

'Pulse-pounding, page-turning, absolutely can't put it down.' Lisa GardnerTHE OUTSTANDING NEW THRILLER FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING ERICA SPINDLERWhat have readers been saying about The Other Girl?'Spellbinding.' 5*****'Looking for something that will keep your attention until the very end? This is your next book!' 5*****'A chilling and unputdownable taut crime suspense thriller - her best yet!' 5*****'Excellent twist with a bittersweet ending. I highly recommend this fast pace thriller.' 5***** Perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter and Karen Rose, Erica Spindler is master of classic crime fiction and the twist you won't see coming. A horrific crime with one witness: a fifteen year old girl from the wrong side of the tracks, one known for lying and her own brushes with the law. Is it any surprise no one believed her? Officer Miranda Rader has worked hard to earn the respect of her co-workers and the community, and is known for her honesty and integrity. But that wasn't always so. She grew up on the wrong side of the tracks in a small town that didn't believe she could change, and she's spent fifteen years trying to forget about her past. When Miranda and her partner are called to investigate the murder of one of the town's most beloved college professors, they're unprepared for the brutality of the scene. Just when Miranda thinks she's seen the worst of it, she finds a piece of evidence that chills her to the core: a faded newspaper clipping about a terrible night fifteen years ago. The night she'd buried, along with the girl she'd been back then, and until now that grave had stayed sealed. Then another man turns up dead, this one a retired cop. Not just any cop: the one who took her statement that night. Two murders, two very different men, two killings that on the surface have nothing in common. Except Miranda.The outstanding new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Erica Spindler, The Other Girlis a chilling novel about a ritualistic murder that sends a small town cop back into the trauma she thought she'd put behind her.Praise for Erica Spindler:'Pulse-pounding, page-turning, absolutely can't put it down.' Lisa Gardner'Neat, taut and written with panache that forces you to turn each page.' Daily Mail'I can put Spindler on my growing list of favourite crime-fiction authors.' Evening Standard'Has enough twists to keep you riveted right to the final page.' Image

Little, Brown

Little Fires Everywhere

Celeste Ng
Authors:
Celeste Ng
Robinson

A Brief History of the Martial Arts

Jonathan Clements
Authors:
Jonathan Clements
Moon Travel

Moon Living Abroad Thailand (2nd ed)

Suzanne Nam
Authors:
Suzanne Nam
Moon Travel

Moon New Orleans (4th ed)

Laura Martone
Authors:
Laura Martone

This full-colour handbook includes vibrant photos and easy-to-use maps to help with trip planning.New Orleans native Laura Martone offers an insider's take on the Big Easy, from shopping on Magazine Street to listening to old-time jazz in Faubourg Marigny. Martone also includes a handful of fun trip itinerary ideas, including "A Romantic Weekend," "Mardi Gras," and "Haunted New Orleans." With tips on taking carriage rides through the French Quarter, visiting the Art District's museums, and bicycling in City Park, Moon New Orleans gives travellers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

PublicAffairs

Geek Heresy

Kentaro Toyama
Authors:
Kentaro Toyama

After a decade designing technologies meant to address education, health, and global poverty, award-winning computer scientist Kentaro Toyama came to a difficult conclusion: Even in an age of amazing technology, social progress depends on human changes that gadgets can't deliver.Computers in Bangalore are locked away in dusty cabinets because teachers don't know what to do with them. Mobile phone apps meant to spread hygiene practices in Africa fail to improve health. Executives in Silicon Valley evangelize novel technologies at work even as they send their children to Waldorf schools that ban electronics. And four decades of incredible innovation in America have done nothing to turn the tide of rising poverty and inequality. Why then do we keep hoping that technology will solve our greatest social ills?In this incisive book, Toyama cures us of the manic rhetoric of digital utopians and reinvigorates us with a deeply people-centric view of social change. Contrasting the outlandish claims of tech zealots with stories of people like Patrick Awuah, a Microsoft millionaire who left his engineering job to open Ghana's first liberal arts university, and Tara Sreenivasa, a graduate of a remarkable South Indian school that takes impoverished children into the high-tech offices of Goldman Sachs and Mercedes-Benz, Geek Heresy is a heartwarming reminder that it's human wisdom, not machines, that move our world forward.

Sphere

Chinese Puzzle

Warren Murphy, Richard Sapir
Authors:
Warren Murphy, Richard Sapir

An international incident nearly reaches boiling point when a Chinese diplomat is killed and the Communist Chairman's advisor is kidnapped, all on US soil. But help is on hand for the state department - off the books and outside the law.Remo Williams is The Destroyer, an ex-cop who should be dead, but instead fights for the secret government law-enforcement organisation CURE. Trained in the esoteric martial art of Sinanju by his aged mentor, Chiun, Remo is America's last line of defence.Now Remo and Chiun must save the abducted adviser and compromise the conspiracy, all while the US and China prepare for nuclear war and an assassin seeks to take The Destroyer down. Can they solve the puzzle before it's too late?Breathlessly action-packed and boasting a winning combination of thrills, humour and mysticism, the Destroyer is one of the bestselling series of all time.

Moon Travel

Moon Michigan (5th ed)

Laura Martone
Authors:
Laura Martone

World traveller Laura Martone spends summers with her family on Michigan's Big Bear Lake, and she shares her favourite Michigan experiences, from indulging at the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City to exploring Detroit's rhythmic roots and auto museums. Martone provides itineraries for trekking through the Upper Peninsula, touring lighthouses on the Great Lake shoreline, and splurging on a luxury B&B on the popular Mackinac Island. Moon Michigan is packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations. Complete with details on where to ice fish, sample local fudge, and go golfing in the Lower Peninsula, Moon Michigan gives travellers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

Moon Travel

Moon Florida Keys (2nd ed)

Laura Martone
Authors:
Laura Martone
C & R Crime

Black Lotus

Laura Joh Rowland
Authors:
Laura Joh Rowland

With a triple murder on his hands, Sano's search for a killer leads to a clash of wills with Reiko, his headstrong wife.September, 1693, and a cottage belonging to the Black Lotus Temple, spiritual centre for hundreds of Buddhist nuns, monks, priests and orphans, is burned to the ground, leaving three dead. Samuri-detective Sano Ichiro quickly discovers the victims did not die in the fire; they were brutally murdered before the fire began.His investigation of the incident leads him to Haru, an orphan girl found at the scene of the crime. But Reiko, investigating the case against Sano's wishes, is convinced of her innocence. But will Reiko risk her marriage to Sano in order to prove Haru could not be the multiple murderer?

Robinson

A Brief History of the Samurai

Jonathan Clements
Authors:
Jonathan Clements
C & R Crime

The Cloud Pavilion

Laura Joh Rowland
Authors:
Laura Joh Rowland

A fortress in the sky...Japan, 1701. A woman is brutally attacked within a bamboo prison as clouds swirl around her head. Meanwhile, at Edo Castle, samurai detective turned chamberlain Sano Ichiro is suspicious of his old rival, Yanagisawa, who has been oddly cooperative since his return from exile.But just as Yanagisawa's true motives begin to emerge, Sano's estranged uncle comes to him for help: his daughter has disappeared, and he begs Sano and his wife - who once suffered through the kidnapping of their own son - to find her before it is too late.

C & R Crime

The Concubine's Tattoo

Laura Joh Rowland
Authors:
Laura Joh Rowland

Amid the political machinations of feudal Japan, Sano faces a daunting, complex investigation.Twenty months spent as the shogun's most honourable investigator of events, situations and people have left Sano weary. He looks forward to the comforts of his arranged marriage and month's holiday to celebrate the union with his new wife. However, the death of the shogun's favourite concubine interrupts the couple's wedding ceremony as Sano is recalled to perform his duty.After Sano traces the cause of Lady Harume's death to a self-inflicted tattoo, his must travel into the cloistered world of the shogun's women to untangle the complicated web of Harume's lovers, rivals and troubled past, and identify her killer.

C & R Crime

Way of the Traitor

Laura Joh Rowland
Authors:
Laura Joh Rowland
Constable

Bundori

Laura Joh Rowland
Authors:
Laura Joh Rowland

Brutal murders linked to an ancient betrayal send late 17th-century Tokyo into a panic. They also spell big trouble for the Shogun's special investigator, Sano Ichiro, in this sequel to Rowland's first novel, Shinju. The killings are made known when the severed heads of the victims are put on public display, in the manner of an ancient custom known as bundori, or war trophy. The victims are descendants of warriors who, more than a century earlier, were involved in the murder of a powerful warlord. As the killings continue, Sano, though hampered in his investigation by his devotion to the warrior-code of bushido and its precepts of silent obedience and service, suspects three of the most powerful men in the Shogunate, including Chamberlain Yanagisawa. Also complicating Sano's quest for the truth is a female ninja in Yanagisawa's power; aiding it are an eager young officer in the Tokyo police and a quirky old morgue attendant.

C & R Crime

Shinju

Laura Joh Rowland
Authors:
Laura Joh Rowland

Seventeenth-century Tokyo is the setting for Rowland's first book in a murder mystery series featuring Sano Ichiro the Senior Police Commander in the district of Edo. Ichiro is a samurai whose academic background puts him at odds with most of his peers.When beautiful, wealthy Yukiko and low-born artist Noriyoshi are found drowned together in what seems to be a shinju, or ritual double suicide, everyone believes the cause was their forbidden love. Everyone, that is, but Sano Ichiro.Despite the official verdict and being warned off by his superiors, the shogun's Most Honourable Investigator of Events, Situations and People suspects this double death was not only a tragedy - it was murder. Risking his family's good name and his own life, Sano will search for the killer across every level of society, determined to find answers to a mystery no one else seems to want solved . . .

Jonathan Clements

Jonathan Clements is the author of many books on East Asian history, including biographies of Empress Wu, Admiral Togo, the statesman Prince Saionji and Coxinga, the Japanese-born 'pirate king'. He divides his time between London, England and Jyväskylä, Finland, and his website iswww.muramasaindustries.com.

Author of 'The Casual Vacancy'

An interivew with J.K. Rowling

Best-selling author J.K. Rowling is interviewed about her first novel for adults, 'The Casual Vacancy'.