The Mirror Thief
In 16th-century Venice, taking the city’s secret technology of making mirrors off the island is punishable by death; but one man has a plan and, in other incarnations of Venice, Venice Beach California, 1953 and the Venetian casino in Las Vegas, 2003, other thieves have similar plans for stealing secrets.
Volume Five of The Cazalet Chronicles
As this fifth volume of The Cazalet Chronicles opens, the Cazalets' beloved matriarch is dying, and with her will go the last remnants of the old life of servants, class and tradition. The next generation of Cazalets is set to take over Home Place. The author provides a brief background for readers new to the Chronicles. Slightly off-mint.
The Curse of Anne Boleyn
Twenty years have passed since Jean Rombaud kept his promise to the woman he executed; he wanted to forget his days as an executioner, but he can't shake off the dark legacy of Anne Boleyn's six-fingered hand. Humphreys's thriller is the sequel to The French Executioner.
Plague and Cholera
In 1940, as the Nazis invade Paris, an old man reflects on his life, his work and his travels. This fictionalized biography reimagines the life of Alexandre Yersin, the Swiss microbiologist who found a cure for bubonic plague. Slightly off-mint with felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.
Faith’s big sister, 17-year-old Eva, was lost at sea when a storm capsized her father’s sailing dinghy. Everyone assumes that the girl had drowned – except Faith, and she is right: Eva is held captive in a derelict Ministry of Defence hut and fighting to survive. Slightly off-mint with a felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.
For Detective Barry Duckworth, the day begins like any other Saturday in the town of Promise Falls – but then all hell breaks loose. The hospital and emergency services are overwhelmed with casualties, and the fatalities seem to be mysteriously linked by the number 23. Final part of the Promise Falls trilogy.
The Fourth Sacrifice
Peter May’s second China thriller finds the American forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell once more helping Detective Li Yan, this time investigating a series of four horrific ritual executions in Beijing, with an American diplomat among the victims. Felt-tip mark on upper trimmed edge.
Uncanny Tales of Cosmic Horror and Unspeakable Terror
An ideal introduction to the work of HP Lovecraft (1890–1937), whose stories combine fantasy, science fiction and horror, this selection presents ten of his finest tales, including The Call of Cthulhu, The Rats in the Walls and The Shadow Out of Time.
Timeless Adventures from the Father of Science Fiction
Along with the novels The War of the Worlds, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Time Machine and The Invisible Man, this collection presents ten shorter stories, including tales of fantasy, the uncanny and the macabre as well as science fiction. Off-mint.
Smilla's Sense of Snow
When Smilla Jaspersen discovers that her neighbour, a neglected six-year-old boy, has died in a tragic accident, her intuition tells her it was murder. First published in 1992, this classic thriller introduced Scandi Noir to the world. Slightly off-mint and felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.