Category Archives: Fiction & Poetry

Can Opener’s Daughter

A gripping followup to Rob Davis’s award-winning The Motherless Oven

Ghost Stories Of An Antiquary

M. R. James’s terrifying, atmospheric ghost stories – in graphic novel form

Tetris

A dramatic and intriguing history of the most popular video game of all time

Where Roses Never Die

September 1977. Mette Misvaer, a three-year-old girl disappears without trace from the sandpit outside her home. Her tiny, close middle-class community in the tranquil suburb of Nordas is devastated, but their enquiries and the police produce nothing. Curtains twitch, suspicions are raised, but Mette is never found. Almost 25 years later, as the expiry date

Blackout

On the shores of a tranquil fjord in Northern Iceland, a man is brutally beaten to death on a bright summer’s night. As the 24-hour light of the arctic summer is transformed into darkness by an ash cloud from a recent volcanic eruption, a young reporter leaves Reykajvik to investigate on her own, unaware that

Bricks And Mortar

BRICKS AND MORTAR is a novel about the sex trade in a big city in the former GDR, from just before 1989 to the present day, charting the development of the industry from absolute prohibition to full legality in the twenty years following the reunification of Germany.

Lies, Damned Lies, And History

Seventh in the off-the-wall Chronicles of St Mary’s series

Short Ride On A Fast Machine

Short Ride on A Fast Machine is a quirky and engaging caper, the story of a young cycle courier from London who goes on an improbable journey to Norway, to pick up a stuffed owl for a mysterious client.

Morte Point

Morte Point is a wonderful spot for a holiday. Only that’s not why Ben Bracken is here. He’s here because in this sleepy part of England, events are now unfolding that could cause death and mayhem, and not just for the unfortunates in the plane that has just crashed into the sea off the North

Selected Verse

In his lifetime, Kipling was widely regarded as the unofficial Poet Laureate, and he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907. This title deals with his works.

The Truth Will Out

Everything’s going to be okay. “What if it’s not?” Suddenly, she turned. For a split second she halted, her head inclined. “Naomi, what is it?” She whisked back to face Eva. “There’s somebody in the house…” Eva is horrified when she witnesses an attack on her best friend. She calls an ambulance and forces herself

Babylon Berlin

It is 1927 and Gereon Rath experiences a city in a state of ecstasy. Cocaine, illegal night clubs, street riots between the rising Nazis and the communists. The young and ambitious inspector, new in town and ordered to work for the vice squad, meddles with the investigations to a murder – and is not yet

His Bloody Project

The year is 1869. A brutal triple murder in a remote community in the Scottish Highlands leads to the arrest of a young man by the name of Roderick Macrae. A memoir written by the accused makes it clear that he is guilty, but it falls to the country’s finest legal and psychiatric minds to

2020

In 2020, Britain is at breaking point… In a country sorely divided, what happens to empathy and tolerance, to generosity of spirit? And can hope survive? In 2020, years of economic turmoil, bitter debates over immigration, and anger at the political elites have created a maelstrom, a dis-United Kingdom. The country is a bomb waiting

French Rhapsody

Antoine Laurain s new masterpiece combines his trademark charm with a trenchant critique of the troubled state France is today.”

The Blue Noon

The secret hour is beginning to crumble and the darklings are preparing to feed for the first time in centuries. The Midnighters look to Rex for a plan, but his dark side is threatening to overpower him. Melissa can taste his animal instincts leading him into taking greater and greater risks. But as Bixby faces

Oligarch

A riveting, intelligent spy-mystery set in London and France involving the Russian President, drawn on the secret-service knowledge of former high-ranking diplomat Joseph Clyde.

Transmigration Of Bodies

‘The things people inscribe on tombstones, even if only with their breath – erasing those things is what the Redeemer’s there for.’

I’ll Sell You A Dog

Everything that can be done to fend off the boredom of retirement and old age, while still holding a beer.

Seamstress And The Wind

In a small town in Argentina, a seamstress is sewing a wedding dress. All of a sudden she fears that her son has been kidnapped and driven off to Patagonia. She gives chase in a taxi. Her husband finds out and takes off after her – to the end of the world, to the place