The Brutal Telling
A Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery
Early one Sunday morning in Three Pines, Quebec, an unknown man is found lying dead in the bistro. Investigating the murder, Chief Inspector Gamache uncovers the shameful history of the village as he comes closer to identifying the victim and the terrifying killer.
Acts of Vanishing
One winter evening in Stockholm a cyber-attack triggers a power blackout, including internet and phone services. Similar attacks follow across Europe. A journalist and her daughter struggle to reach her husband, a cyber-security expert who has disappeared but who may be searching for the truth.
The Fifth Heart
In the Great Hiatus (after the Reichenbach Falls incident), Sherlock Holmes is in America with Henry James investigating the 'suicide' of Clover, wife of Henry Adams. James is disturbed by a deeply troubled Sherlock as the great detective questions what is real and what is not in Dan Simmons's literary hall of mirrors.
Comprising ten stories found by the Head Waiter in luggage left behind in his hotel, this was originally the 1862 Christmas issue of Dickens's All the Year Round. Four of the stories are by Dickens himself; others are by John Oxenford, Charles Allston Collins, Arthur Locker and Julia Cecilia Stretton. Foreword by Philippa Stockley.
A Novel Without a Hero
With the Napoleonic Wars as backdrop, Thackeray's great satire of materialistic society follows the fortunes of two young ladies from Miss Pinkerton's Academy: the orphaned, penniless, yet ruthless Becky Sharp; and Amelia Sedley, her less worldly friend, brought up in comfort and wealth and destined for neither. Slightly off-mint.