Tess Gerritsen - 5 Books
Working for the Boston Homicide Unit, Jane Rizzoli is the featured detective in these crime novels and as the series develops, medical examiner Maura Isles joins her as a key protagonist. The success of the books led to the American TV series, Rizzoli and Isles. The five titles included in this set are: Vanish (Read more...) The Sinner (Read more...) The Apprentice (Read more...) The Surgeon (Read more...) The Mephisto Club (Read more...)
Tess Gerritsen - 4 Books
Tess Gerritsen (b.1953) has a degree in anthropology, trained as a doctor and, since 1986, has been a best-selling author. Written with first-hand knowledge of trauma and autopsy, her books featuring the detective Jane Rizzoli and forensic pathologist Dr Maura Isles are tense, chilling and gory thrillers. The four titles included in this set are: I Know a Secret (Read more...) Last to Die (Read more...) The Killing Place (Read more...) Keeping the Dead (Read more...)
The War in the West: A New History
Volume One: Germany Ascendant 1939–1941
The Second World War was the most devastating conflict in history, yet for seven decades our understanding of it has relied on conventional wisdom based on partial information. This first volume of James Holland's monumental study draws on newly accessible archives and interviews with soldiers, civilians, military strategists and heads of state to create a narrative that redresses the balance. Previously in Postscript as The Rise of Germany 1939-1941: The War in the West – Volume One.
On 25 April 1915 Allied forces landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula, to secure the Dardanelles and give the Allied fleet access to Constantinople. In this book, the bestselling Australian author Peter Fitzsimons recreates the disastrous campaign as experienced by those who endured it or perished in the attempt; and he goes beyond the battlefields to the deliberations of the British War Council and the Ottoman administration who sent armies to a 'natural crossroads for Emperors embarked on imperialism'.
A Space Traveller's Guide to the Solar System
Here the astronomer and broadcaster Mark Thompson describes what a journey through the solar system might be like, from the preparations for take-off on Earth to arrival at the edge of interstellar space many years later. On the way he discusses what we know about the origins of the planets and their moons, describes physical features that would be visible and reflects on the challenges of navigation, weightlessness and living in a confined spaceship.