Grantchester: Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death
A popular ITV adaptation has brought vicar and part-time detective Sidney Chambers to our TV screens. He investigates six cases in this anthology of short stories including the apparent suicide of a solicitor, a jewellery theft on New Year's Eve and a shocking art forgery.
Sidney Chambers and the Dangers of Temptation
The Grantchester Mysteries
This fifth instalment of The Grantchester Mysteries finds archdeacon and part-time detective Sidney Chambers embroiled in the workings of a mysterious cult as he searches for a missing teenager, and investigating a murder, the theft of a precious heirloom and a case of blackmail.
The Liz Carlyle novels draw on Rimington's own experience as a former head of MI5 and are much acclaimed for their authenticity and pace. Here, Ms Carlyle's Counter Terrorism unit in MI5 is charged with watching the international arms trade after an agent is attacked in a Middle Eastern souk.
One of the best-loved adventure stories ever written, here is Stevenson's tale of pirates, lost treasure maps, mutiny and derring-do, in a reprint of the first-edition text (1883). This edition from the Adlard Coles Maritime Classics series has a biographical note on Stevenson and foreword by the actor Mackenzie Crook.
The Many Lives of Amory Clay
William Boyd's novel tells the life story of Amory Clay, whose career as a photographer starts in 1920s London and Berlin, and takes her to New York in the 1930s, through the Second World War as a war photographer, then on to other wars, lovers, husbands and children.
The Liz Carlyle novels draw on Rimington's own experience as a former head of MI5 and are much-acclaimed for their authenticity and pace. Here, Ms Carlyle's Counter Terrorism unit in MI5 is charged with watching the international arms trade after an agent is attacked in a Middle Eastern souk.
Miss Carter's War
After a dangerous war as an SOE agent, Marguerite Carter dedicates herself to educating girls and fighting injustice. Through the story of this fictional but believable woman, actress and bestselling author Sheila Hancock creates a panorama of British history from the 1940s to the rise of Thatcher. Slightly off-mint.
The United States of McSweeney's
Ten Years of Accidental Classics
Since 1998, McSweeney's Quarterly Concern has been emerging from various kitchens, attics and an old laundromat roughly four times a year - or definitely at least three. In those ten years, almost 100,000 stories have been submitted, usually in manila envelopes, mostly from unknown names living in unfamiliar corners. Approximately 400 of those stories were selected for publication. Eighteen of them appear here, wildly diverse in style and subject, from some of the finest writers of today and tomorrow. Several typos have been removed.