Harlan Coben - 4 Books
Harlan Coben’s thrillers have ingenious plots, psychological complexity and the kind of suspense that keeps you turning the pages into the early hours. Our four novels feature some of Coben’s trademarks – mysteries of the past creeping into the present, family, and final, breath-taking twists.The four titles included in this set are:Run Away (Read more...) Home (Read more...) Fool Me Once (Read more...) Don’t Let Go (Read more...)
Bernard Cornwell - 5 Books
A hired skipper on a luxury charter schooner; a lone ocean wanderer aboard his cutter Sunflower; the Falklands war hero on the crew of an ocean racer ... Bernard Cornwell’s contemporary crime thrillers follow his sea-going protagonists into deep and deadly waters. The five titles included in this set are: Crackdown (Read more...) Wildtrack (Read more...) Stormchild (Read more...) Scoundrel (Read more...) Sea Lord (Read more...)
The Belle of Belfast
A Love Story of Great Courage, Heroism and Bravery
Against the backdrop of The Great Depression, the Second World War and ‘The Troubles’, this novel, based on a true story, follows Isabelle McKitterick as she faces the many challenges posed by everyday life in the notorious Falls Road area of Belfast. Slightly off-mint.
A Brief History of Seven Killings
Jamaica, 1976: gunmen storm Bob Marley’s house, machine guns blazing. Spanning three decades, this Booker Prize-winning novel interweaves the voices of slum kids, drug lords, journalists and CIA agents in a tense, ambitious narrative that ranges from the Caribbean to Miami, New York and Stockholm.
In this tense, erotically charged thriller by the Nobel Prize-winning novelist Mario Vargas Llosa, two successful Peruvian couples become embroiled in the political corruption that engulfed the country in the 1990s. Adultery, blackmail and murder threaten to undermine their privileged existence.
Tess Gerritsen - 4 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 four titles included in this set are: I Know a Secret (Read more...) Last to Die (Read more...) The Killing Place (Read more...) Keeping the Dead (Read more...)
Unpublished writings by the 16th-century philosopher and occultist Giodano Bruno disappear from a digitization project in Jordan and the Jesuit priest who was studying them is found dead, raising fears about the stolen manuscript – both the immediate threat and the secret Bruno tried to hide.
Alice's Adventures Under Ground
The Original Manuscript
In 1864, two years after telling young Alice Liddell the tale of the white rabbit, Lewis Carroll wrote down the story for her. In Carroll's hand and with his own drawings, that 90-page manuscript – the forerunner of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland – is now one of the British Library's treasures. After an illustrated introduction by Sally Brown telling the story of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, the Liddell sisters and the origins of Alice, this book presents a facsimile of the original manuscript.
Sleep No More
Six Murderous Tales
In this companion volume to The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories, PD James weaves psychological and moral complexity into the classic murder-mystery in six more tales of death, memory and revenge, including ‘The Yo-Yo’ and the ‘The Murder of Santa Claus’. Foreword by Peter Kemp.
The Babylon Contingency
Investigating an English country house burglary, DCI Peele finds coded messages in ancient archaeological artefacts, and in a Victorian explorer’s diary. The trail leads him to Crete, and the suspected entanglement of Mossad and international terrorists in some dreadful historical events.
The Fire Maker
The grotesquely burned corpse found in a Beijing park is the first case for detective Li Yan and the forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell. A day-trip to Shenzhen in 1983 fired Peter May’s interest in China. His ambition was to write the first crime thriller set in Beijing, and after years of research and travel, The Firemaker was published in 1999. Felt-tip mark on upper trimmed edge.
Death Comes to Pemberley
A much-acclaimed sequel to Pride and Prejudice, PD James’s bestselling thriller is set in 1803, six years after Darcy and Elizabeth’s marriage. Their orderly world at Pemberley is shattered when Elizabeth’s sister, Lydia Wickham, arrives in distress, screaming that her husband has been murdered.
A Very British Ending
Often compared to Le Carré, Edward Wilson’s series of intelligent, skilfully plotted Cold War thrillers follows the career of MI6 officer William Catesby. In this book, his task is to outwit agents on both sides of the Atlantic as they plot to remove the British PM – Harold Wilson – from power.
The Whitehall Mandarin
In Wilson’s critically acclaimed Cold War thriller, MI6 agent William Catesby is given the job of finding – then burying – a secret from the past of Lady Somers, who is the new head of the Ministry of Defence; but the search takes a dangerous turn, even confronting him with the enigma of China’s emergence as a superpower.
A Landing on the Sun
Brian Jessel, a Whitehall civil servant, is asked to reopen the 15-year-old file on Summerchild, a fellow civil servant who died after falling from a window of the MoD. Reconstructing the presumed suicide’s final months, Jessel discovers the truth of an extraordinary strategy unit.
A dual collection of erotic literature, Agent Provocateur can be read from both ends: the Pink Side with erotic short stories, articles and poems; or the Dark Side, also made up of stories and poems, but with a wilder, sadomasochistic streak. The book is illustrated with drawings by David Bray. Bound in black and pink embossed covers, with a black silk marker. Sexually explicit.
The Beautiful and Damned
The love affair of Anthony Patch and Gloria Gilbert and their pleasure-seeking life in 1920s New York closely reflects that of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. It is an intimate love story, which Ned Halley in his afterword describes as 'building on psychological insight, and the ability to articulate it, of a very remarkable kind'.
The Complete Illustrated Lewis Carroll
With the White Rabbit blowing his trumpet on the front cover, this volume holds all the wonders of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (with their original drawings by John Tenniel), but also Sylvie and Bruno, Phantasmagoria, The Hunting of the Snark and miscellaneous stories, verses and puzzles. With a introduction by Alexander Woolcott. Bound in gold-embossed blue linen.
The Penguin Book of Classical Myths
The mythologies of Greece and Rome are full of strange and powerful tales of love and betrayal, war and heroism. These unforgettable stories, whose symbolism still pervades Western culture, are here retold by Jenny March, with translated and quoted passages showing how they were treated in ancient literature and how they have continued to inspire writers up to the present day. This hardback edition is exclusive to Postscript.
Mortals and Immortals
Greek mythology and the modern world collide in this ‘satirical fantasy’, as Zeus and his wife tour Britain assisted by the goddess Muck, who watches over farmers. The Olympian deities inspect the country’s institutions and assess how much people have altered over 2,000 years. Young Adult.
Tess Gerritsen - 5 Books
Working for the Boston Homicide Unit, Jane Rizzoli is the featured detective in these crime novels and as the series develops, medical examiner Maura Isles joins her as a key protagonist. The success of the books led to the American TV series, Rizzoli and Isles. The five titles included in this set are: Vanish (Read more...) The Sinner (Read more...) The Apprentice (Read more...) The Surgeon (Read more...) The Mephisto Club (Read more...)
Jane Eyre / Wuthering Heights
Presented in one volume, here are two of the best-loved novels and four of the most memorable characters in English literature: the governess Jane Eyre and her aloof and secretive employer, Edward Rochester; and Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, whose blighted love story is played out in the bleak moorland setting of Wuthering Heights. Slightly off-mint.
Sensational Tales of Terror
Beginning with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, this collection of twenty 19th-century ‘sensation stories’ includes some of the most famous Gothic, supernatural or grisly tales, among them Edgar Allen Poe’s The Pit and the Pendulum and James Malcolm Rymer’s The String of Pearls, or Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Off-mint.