The Maze Runner Collection - 4 Books
The earth is in crisis following a series of sun flares that destroyed its natural resources. Drastic measures were taken to safeguard the future of humanity, but in a world of disease and high-level conspiracy, some must pay the ultimate price. James Dasher’s novels combine fast-paced action with intrigue, secrecy and betrayals, making the series a hit with adults and teenagers and inspiring a film series. Titles included are The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, The Death Cure and the prequel, The Kill Order. Young adult
Tess Gerritsen Volumes 1 – 6 - 6 Books
Tess Gerritsen (b.1953) has a degree in anthropology, trained as a doctor and, since 1986, has been a best-selling author. Written with first-hand knowledge of trauma and autopsy, her books featuring the detective Jane Rizzoli and forensic pathologist Dr Maura Isles are tense, chilling and gory thrillers. The six titles included in this set are: The Surgeon (Read more...) The Apprentice (Read more...) The Sinner (Read more...) Body Double (Read more...) Vanish (Read more...) The Mephisto Club (Read more...)
A Song for the Dark Times
Rebus is retired with health problems, but when his daughter’s husband goes missing, he immediately drives his aged Saab to her home on Scotland’s windswept northern coast. The Inverness police are on the case, but as Rebus senses something secretive about the small, remote town, the detective instinct kicks in.
Murder at Christmas
Ten Classic Crime Stories for the Festive Season
These ten short murder mysteries from masters of the genre including Ellis Peters and Dorothy L Sayers feature tales of missing jewels, festive dinners gone wrong, suspicious accidents at winter holiday resorts and Horace Rumpole for the defence.
Not One Of Us
Lizzie Rees seems to have died of natural causes, but her mother is not convinced. Coroner Harry Probert-Lloyd finds himself drawn into the mystery despite struggling with blindness and the threat of bankruptcy in this fourth novel in the Teifi Valley Coroner series, set in 19th-century Wales.
Nothing Much Happens
Calming Stories to Soothe Your Mind and Help You Sleep
Aiming to create 'a place for busy minds to rest', Kathryn Nicolai presents a collection of seasonal short stories designed to calm the reader towards sleep. A series of unnamed narrators recount the small pleasures they find in everyday life – from watching a snowstorm from the sanctuary of a cosy living room to enjoying an alfresco summer supper by a moonlit lake.
Alex Gough - 4 Books
The Imperial Assassin novels follow the adventures of the military scout Silus after he is recruited into the Arcani, an elite group of spies and killers, in the troubled Roman Empire of the early 3rd century AD. The four titles included in this set are: Emperor's Sword (Read more...) Emperor's Knife (Read more...) Emperor's Axe (Read more...) Emperor’s Spear (Read more...)
The First Tom Thorne Thriller
Alison Willetts has survived a deliberately induced stroke. She can see, hear and feel, but is unable to move or communicate. World-weary, Country-and-Western loving detective Tom Thorne believes that, in leaving her alive, a killer has made his first mistake.
Hunger Games - 3 Books
In the dystopian nation of Panem, a split-second decision propels 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen into the Hunger Games – a reality show in which teenagers representing each district must fight to the death. Her participation generates a shocking response, and a future no one dared imagine starts to unfold. Tackling themes including inequality, accountability and ethics, Suzanne Collins’ best-selling trilogy features on the BBC’s list of 100 most influential books. Young Adult The three titles included in this set are: The Hunger Games (Read more...) The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Read more...) The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Read more...)
Rebecca Tope - 2 Books
Set in Cotswolds villages and farmhouses, Rebecca Tope’s mysteries find death and deception lurking within the tranquil countryside where Thea Osborne, accompanied by her spaniel Hepzibah, works as a professional house-sitter. Sometimes it seems that the absence of home owners activates malign forces in their neighbourhoods. The two titles included in this set are: Slaughter in the Cotswolds (Read more...) Blood in the Cotswolds (Read more...)
Anna Jacobs - 2 Books
Anna Jacobs splits her time between Wiltshire and Australia, infusing her romantic novels with her experiences of both cultures. Adept at creating well-rounded, relatable characters, she writes sympathetically about the challenges posed by family life, emigration and relationships, and her stories always have a happy ending. The two titles included in this set are: Marrying a Stranger (Read more...) Licence to Dream (Read more...)
Kitty Wilson - 3 Books
An author with a penchant for feisty, straight-talking heroines, Kitty Wilson has a love for and knowledge of life in Cornwall that is clear in her writing. With well-crafted characters and idyllic settings, her light-hearted novels follow the romantic trials and tribulations of the staff at Penmenna Village School. The three titles included in this set are: The Cornish Village School (Read more...) The Cornish Village School (Read more...) The Cornish Village School (Read more...)
Alex Gerlis - 4 Books
Based on real events, meticulously researched and cleverly plotted, Alex Gerlis’s first series of Second World War espionage thrillers follows the MI5 spymaster Major Edgar, his Soviet counterpart Viktor Krasotkin, Special Operations Executives and ordinary people caught up in the European conflict, from the last weeks of peace in 1939 to the Cold War after 1945. The four titles included in this set are:The Best of Our Spies (Read more...) The Berlin Spies (Read more...) Vienna Spies (Read more...) The Swiss Spy (Read more...)
Alis Hawkins - 3 Books
Set in the Teifi Valley where three counties (Carmarthenshire, Ceridigion and Pembrokeshire) meet, Alis Hawkins’s much acclaimed historical thrillers take us back to the mid-19th century, when policemen kept the peace, coroners investigated the corpses and, in the words of the author, ‘it was incredibly easy to murder somebody and not be found out’. The three titles included in this set are: Those Who Know (Read more...) None So Blind (Read more...) In Two Minds (Read more...)
Marion Todd - 3 Books
Described by one critic as ‘a breath of fresh, tartan noir air’, Marion Todd’s thrillers introduce Detective Inspector Clare Mackay, formerly with Glasgow’s Major Investigations Teams, now relocated to St Andrews CID. She is a smart, tough, experienced investigator – so what is behind the move from big city to picturesque St Andrews? The three titles included in this set are: Lies to Tell (Read more...) See Them Run (Read more...) In Plain Sight (Read more...)
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner
First published in 1824, Hogg’s masterpiece tells how Robert Wringhim, a Calvinist youth, is persuaded to commit a series of murders by the shadowy Gil-Martin. Robert’s self-justification – that our acts are predestined by God – forms a scathing critique of religion.