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Will Young Memoir Set for October 2012

Little, Brown Book Group is delighted to announce the acquisition of Will Young's autobiography, set for publication by Sphere Books this autumn.

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Orchestrated Death

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
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Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

An outstanding series' NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEWA Bill Slider Mystery The naked body of a beautiful violinist is found in a derelict flat in White City, and the middle-class, middle-aged and - according to his partner, Atherton - menopausal Slider wrestles with an investigation which takes him to far-flung Birmingham.Praise for the Bill Slider series:'Along with teasing whodunnit puzzles, ORCHESTRATED DEATH offers a touching, modern love story... Series hero Slider and his creator are real discoveries for detection fans demanding quality and heart as well as ingenious plots.' Shaun Usher, Daily Mail 'The British author handles district police procedures with the same easy authority she brings to the busy backstage life of a large symphony orchestra. Her ear is especially attuned, though, to character nuance...' Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review 'Intertwined with the investigation is an unusually well done love story which complements rather than distracts. The characters are diverse and believable... the story is well-paced and the last fifty pages virtually force you to read them.' Roberta Penn, Prime Suspect'Masterful debut... Although Harrod-Eagles unabashedly hints at a clue that might settle everything, no one bit of information answers every question. A sophisticated ending whets readers' interest in the further adventures of these strong players.' Publishers Weekly 'A plethora of suspects, a reserved, mild-mannered hero, and the understatement so typical of the traditional British procedural.' Kirkus Reviews

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Death Watch

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
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Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

An outstanding series' NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEWA Bill Slider Mystery Burdened with an increasing number of new Home Office directives and a regular rousting by top brass, the last thing Detective Inspector Bill Slider needs on his manor is a fire - not to mention a fire in a sleezy motel with a body.Called to the site of the fire, in which a man registered as John Smith perished, Slider is unconvinced that the death was the result of suicide.Praise for the Bill Slider series:'Unerring characterization, droll copper dialogue and a gritty London setting, Harrod-Eagles mines fresh pleasures from standard procedural resources.' Publishers Weekly'A lively and witty writer.' New York Times Book Review'The mystery is a good one, its investigation is workmanlike, and the writing is assured and even elegant.' Sunday Telegraph

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Necrochip

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
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Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
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Blood Lines

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
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Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

An outstanding series' NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEWA Bill Slider Mystery When a music critic dies in strange circumstances, Detective Inspector Slider suspects a number of people. But when suspicion falls close to home, only Slider's troubled instincts can prevent the obvious arrest being made.Praise for the Bill Slider series:"Harrod-Eagles unleashes an effective, dark-edged tale and serves up a truly nasty villain into the bargain... [She] gracefully builds upon her habitually elegant procedural stylings to deliver taut psychological suspense." PUBLISHERS WEEKLY"Briskly sketched characters on both sides of the law, tossed together in situations that crackle with gentlemanly tension." KIRKUS REVIEWS"There are plenty of suspects for old Bill Slider and his team, and a whole fishmonger's full of red herrings. Harrod-Eagles is a wonderfully assured, compelling plotter, and her hero is as appealing as ever." YORKSHIRE POST"Each plot twist, including one devious turn that throws suspicion on a former member of Slider's murder squad, hangs on the testimony of complicated characters who are among the author's finest stock. Nobody is exactly what he or she seems: not the victim, not even Slider, who has reason to examine his own conscience." NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW"Harrod-Eagles delivers snappy prose and a ripping tour through the British music world." MOSTLY MURDER

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Killing Time

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
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Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

An outstanding series' NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEWA Bill Slider Mystery Inspector Bill Slider is approached by Jay Paloma, a gay erotic dancer, who has received letters threatening his life. A few days later Paloma's battered body is found in the apartment he shared with barmaid and prostitute Busty Parnell - Slider is teamed with young black female detective Tony Hart. Their investigation delves into the seedy underside of London's nightlife, and will lead them into some curious byways and cul-de-sacs.Praise for the Bill Slider series:"The books work so well because the author manages to infuse them with a warmth and wit that lingers on after the last page is turned." YORKSHIRE POST"This is an excellent, solidly professional police story: well-written, with well-drawn characters and a neatly dovetailed plot." EVENING STANDARD"...the charm oozed by Bill, who is a normal person with personal problems struggling to survive in a cruel world through humour and wit...a unique novel that gives readers a glimpse of an England rarely seen in this sub-genre." HARRIET KLAUSNER"Confident and lucid" SEATTLE TIMES

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Shallow Grave

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
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Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Detective Inspector Bill Slider has always been keen on architecture - what Atherton calls his edifice complex - and The Old Rectory is the kind of house he would give anything to own. But the dead body of Jennifer Andrews, found in a hole dug by her builder husband Eddie, rather spoils the view from the terrace. It looks a straightforward enough case but as the investigation proceeds, Slider finds, frustratingly, that nothing makes sense, and that - as in his own marriage - there is far more going on than meets the eye.

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The Devil's Horse

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
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Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

1820: the landscape of England is undergoing sweeping change as the country pioneers the steam-driven machine age.The Morlands, too, face change: Cousin Africa returns from St Helena to startle society with her unconventional ideas; Lucy brings her sons home from their Grand Tour, brimming with ideas for their future. In Manchester, Sophie and Jasper meet fierce oppostion to their plans for re-housing the factory hands; while in London, Rosamund enters a bizarre agreement with her husband Marcus, with bitter consequences.And at Morland Place, James and Heloise watch their two sons approaching manhood. Benedict delights equally in love and locomotives, while Nicholas, the heir develops a taste for more unusual pleasures- and an impatience to claim his inheritance.

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The Poison Tree

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
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Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

1831: as England emerges from the post war depression, the country is changing, and the birth pains of the Reform Act bring it to the brink of revolution.The violent times breed violent acts, both outside and inside the Morland family. Sophie's life is shattered by a hideous crime. Rosamund learns that achieving her dreams brings as much pain as pleasure. Heloise, mourning her beloved James, lets control of Morland Place fall into chaos- Benedict has to flee his home and makes a life amongst the railway pioneers, while Nicholas now has the freedom to indulge the dark side of his nature.And amongst them all stalks the deadly, invisible threat of cholera.

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The Hidden Shore

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
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Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
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The Winter Journey

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
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Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

In 1851 the fortunes of the Morland family are more buoyant than they have been for years. Morland Place is recovering under Benjamin's steady hands - happy at last with Sibella. Charlotte, now Duchess of Southport, is shortly to give birth to hersecond child and on the point of opening her modern hospital for the poor. Cavendish's engagement to the ethereally beautiful but slightly silly Miss Phipps causes a stir in the drawing rooms of Mayfair and his wedding causes his family some misgivings. Then the storms in Europe spill in to Britain when the army is forced to defend Turkey against the Tsar. Within weeks Cavendish is in the Crimea and disappears in the Charge of the Light Brigade. Another moving and beautifully portrayed episode in the riveting Morland saga.

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The Mirage

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
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Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
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The Cause

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
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Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

The forthcoming marriage of Venetia, eldest daughter of the Duke of Southport, and 'Beauty' Winchmore is the talk of London society, and a match which has the full support of Venetia's parents. But just weeks before the wedding Venetia cries off - unable to accept that her husband-to-be will forbid her to study medicine. And within weeks of her shameful behaviour her father is dead and she is ostracised from her family, left with a tiny allowance to carry on with the 'cause' and try to qualify as a doctor. Meanwhile at Morland Place George's new wife is whittling away at his fortune during the worst agricultural recession of the century. His sister, Henrietta, apparently safely married off to the Reverend Fortescue, has realised her marriage is a hollow pretence of conjugal bliss and falls heavily in love with a local squire - a passion which seems destined to be unfulfilled. Another wonderful piece of fictionalised history which brings period and place to three-dimensional and colourful life.

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The Homecoming

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
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Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Freed from her miserable marriage by widowhood, Henrietta is at last able to marry her beloved Jerome Compton, but his divorced state means that they have to make their home away from Yorkshire. Settling in London Henrietta finds she takes to urban life with great enjoyment, as does her daughter Lizzie. Soon their home is full of visitors from the best of the city's artistic and scientific circles, and she also makes contact with her cousin Lady Venetia - now a qualified doctor and married at long last to 'Beauty' Haselmere. Venetia's marriage has redeemed her reputation and they find themselves guests at Sandringham and Hatfield. Healthy children are born to both women and it seems as though the comfortable tenor of their lives will never be disturbed again, but clouds are gathering on the horizon and when the deluge comes one of them is forced out of society. Yet it proves more of a homecoming than an exile.Another absorbing piece of English history, deftly told with a rich and colourful background.

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The White Road

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
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Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

August 1914: the whole country is thrilled by the declaration of war. The British Experditionary Force goes off toe France to defend gallant little Belgium, and thousands more young men rush to volunteer, hoping to see action before the war ends at Christmas. At home everyone competes to be doing the most for the war effort. The Morlands have their share of volunteers, and no-one can say they aren't at the very heart of things. But when Christmas comes the war is far from over, and nine in ten of the men who marched, singing, down the white road to Mons have fallen ...

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The Measure Of Days

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
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Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
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The Burning Roses

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
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Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
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The Restless Sea

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
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Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
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The Outcast

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
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Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
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The Abyss

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
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Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
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The Reckoning

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
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Cynthia Harrod-Eagles