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.
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.
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 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.
The Last King of Scotland
A young Scottish doctor working in a medical mission in Uganda becomes dangerously compromised when he is chosen as personal physician to Idi Amin, the country’s brutal and unpredictable dictator. This abridged version of the bestselling thriller is read here by Forbes Masson. 4 CDs: 4hrs 20mins.
A Jefferson Winter Thriller
An ex-FBI profiler, Jefferson Winter is a freelancer now, specializing in serial criminals. When the Sheriff’s office in Eagle Creek, Louisiana, send him a video clip of a man being burned alive, Winter knows they are dealing with a serial killer – but the film is their only clue.
Flappers and Philosophers
Published in 1920 following the success of the novel This Side of Paradise, Fitzgerald's first collection of short stories includes many of his finest. 'The Offshore Pirate', 'Bernice Bobs Her Hair', 'The Ice Palace' and 'Benediction' present his archetypal Jazz Age heroines, the beautiful and wilful young women who became a hallmark of his fiction. Part of the Cambridge Edition series, this volume includes notes and details of the stories' composition and publication history.
Five Children on the Western Front
In Kate Saunders’ award-winning sequel to E Nesbit’s Five Children and It, the First World War is breaking out and, while Anthea is at Art School, Cyril is heading off to war. With the original protagonists all grown up, the action falls to their younger siblings, Lamb and Edie. When the Psammead – an ancient, magical sand fairy – appears for the first time in ten years, their adventures really begin. Age 9+
The Chosen Ones
In 1941, eleven-year-old Adrian Ziegler was sent to Am Spiegelgrund in Vienna, ostensibly a reform school for boys and girls and clinic for chronically ill children. Through Adrian’s experience, this novel examines one of the Nazis’ cruellest institutions. Translated by Anna Paterson.
The Book of Imaginary Beings
Indulging in ‘out-of-the-way erudition’, Borges mined sources ancient and modern to compile this miscellany of 120 creatures of the imagination, from the A Bao A Qu that inhabits the first step of an Indian staircase to the living island of Zaratan. Translated by Norman Thomas di Giovanni in collaboration with Borges.
Love in a Cold Climate
Groomed for the perfect marriage by her ambitious mother, Polly Hampton is bored by the fashionable London season. All is not what it seems though in this classic romantic comedy, and the revelation of a long-held secret will shatter her mother’s dreams. Slightly off-mint and felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.
Death on a Branch Line
As Britain edges towards the First World War, railway detective Jim Stringer escorts a young aristocrat, Hugh Lambert, due to be hanged for murdering his father. After Hugh warns that another murder is imminent in his remote village, Jim uncovers a conspiracy of international dimensions.