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.
Coming Home to Island House
In August 1939, after a tour across Europe promoting her latest book, Romily Temple returns home to Island House and her beloved Jack, to find him seriously ill. His estranged family from a previous marriage are summoned, forced by Jack’s illness to accept their young stepmother and bury their resentments.
The Bertie Project
A 44 Scotland Street Novel
‘The world’s longest running serial novel’ continues, with young Bertie Pollock’s terrible mother back from the Middle East. Life was easy in her absence, now it’s no fun: there are extra classes after school – yoga, Italian and saxophone – and his father looks to be enamoured of another woman.
The Day Without Yesterday
The Sky's Dark Labyrinth Trilogy Book III
This third title in the Sky’s Dark Labyrinth trilogy begins before the First World War, and fictionalizes Einstein’s formulation of the Theory of Relativity and his links with scientist/priest Georges Lemaître, explaining how they forged our understanding of astronomy today.
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.
The Rebus Anniversary Set
DI John Rebus has been investigating the murky depths of criminal Edinburgh since 1987. Published in 2017, to mark his 30th anniversary, this boxed set presents Rebus’s debut, Knots and Crosses; his tenth case, Black and Blue; and his retirement novel Exit Music, in which Rebus faces his nemesis, the crime boss Cafferty. A set of ten postcards accompanies the books, with artwork by Sean Phillips depicting scenes from the novels.