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The Confessions of Frannie Langton

Costa Book Award for Best First Novel 2019

by Sara Collins

One of BOOKRIOT’s Best Books of 2019

One of POPSUGAR's Best Books of 2019

“A startling, compelling historical debut novel. . . should be on top of your vacation reading pile.” -The Washington Post

“A stunning...


Slip of a Fish

Northern Book Prize 2018

by Amy Arnold

Ash collects words, climbs trees and swims in a deserted lake with her beloved seven-year-old, Charlie. Bemused by everyday life, she has a rich and singular interior world. Over the course of a relentlessly...


Goblin

Saltire Award for Scottish First Book of the Year 2017

by Ever Dundas

Ian McEwan's Atonement meets Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth in this extraordinary debut.


Rubbernecker

Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2014

by Belinda Bauer

“Breathtaking. I read this and wished I’d written it.”—Val McDermid

Belinda Bauer is a phenomenal voice in British crime fiction, whose work has won the CWA’s Gold Dagger Award for Crime Novel of the...


Elizabeth Is Missing

Costa Book Award for Best First Novel 2014

by Emma Healey

HOW DO YOU SOLVE A MYSTERY WHEN YOU CAN'T REMEMBER THE CLUES?

In this darkly riveting debut novel—a sophisticated psychological mystery that is also an heartbreakingly honest meditation on memory, identity,...


Pig Iron

Gordon Burn Prize 2013

by Benjamin Myers

WINNER of THE 2013 GORDON BURN PRIZE. 'Brilliant.' The Guardian.' PIG IRON is the story of a traveller who hasn't travelled; a young man fighting for his surname and his very survival. "They knew of the Wisdoms....


The Death of Bees

Commonwealth Book Prize 2013

by Lisa O'Donnell

A riveting, brilliantly written debut novel, The Death of Bees is a coming-of-age story in which two young sisters attempt to hold the world at bay after the mysterious death of their parents.

Marnie and Nelly,...


The Beautiful Indifference

Portico Prize for Fiction 2012

by Sarah Hall

Winner of the Portico Prize

Winner of the Edge Hill University Short Story Prize

Short-listed for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award

Sarah Hall has been hailed as "one of the most significant and...


Snuff

Discworld #39

Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2012

by Terry Pratchett

“Pratchett . . . has a satirist's instinct for the absurd and a cartoonist's eye for the telling detail."

Daily Telegraph (London)

“The purely funniest English writer since Wodehouse.”

Washington...


The Testament of Jessie Lamb

Arthur C. Clarke Award 2012

by Jane Rogers

In a chilling future, one 16-year-old girl is driven to the ultimate act of heroism. The Testament of Jessie Lamb, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, is the breakout novel from award-winning author Jane Rogers....


Fever of the Bone: A Novel

Tony Hill & Carol Jordan #6

Barry Best Paperback Original 2011

by Val McDermid

“McDermid is as smooth a practitioner of crime fiction as anyone out there….She’s the best we’ve got.”

New York Times Book Review

 

Scottish writer Val McDermid is one of the most respected authors...


The Woodcutter

Barry Best British Novel 2011

by Reginald Hill

"Thefertility of Hill's imagination, the range of his power, the sheer quality ofhis literary style never ceases to delight." —Val McDermid,author of Fever of the Bone

In a stand-alone psychological thrillerfrom...


How to Paint a Dead Man

Portico Prize for Fiction 2010

by Sarah Hall

From Sarah Hall, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Daughters of the North and The Electric Michelangelo comes the Harper Perennial paperback original novel How to Paint a Dead Man, a daringly imaginative...


Death Message

Tom Thorne #7

Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2009

by Mark Billingham

Death Message is the unforgettable new entry in the suspense series featuring Tom Thorne, “the next superstar detective” (Lee Child), from Mark Billingham, one of Britain’s most compelling and talented...


Making Money

Discworld #36

Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel 2008

by Terry Pratchett

Amazingly, former arch-swindler-turned-Postmaster General Moist von Lipwig has somehow managed to get the woefully inefficient Ankh-Morpork Post Office running like . . . well, not like a government office at...


Anansi Boys

Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel 2006

by Neil Gaiman

In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Neil Gaiman returns to the territory of his masterpiece, American Gods (soon to be a Starz Original Series) to once again probe the dark recesses of the soul.

God is dead....


The Body in the Snowdrift

Faith Fairchild #15

Agatha Award for Best Novel 2005

by Katherine Hall Page

Caterer Faith Fairchild has a bad feeling about her father-in-law's decision to celebrate his seventieth birthday with a family reunion ski week at the Pine Slopes resort in Vermont -- the Fairchilds' favorite...


Lazybones

Tom Thorne #3

Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2005

by Mark Billingham

The first corpse was found hooded, bound, and naked, kneeling ona bare mattress in a seedy hotel room. This was no ordinary murder but rather the work of a killer driven by something special, somethingspectacular....


Cold Is the Grave

Inspector Banks #11

Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel 2001

by Peter Robinson

Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks' life is shaken to the core when he is unexpectedly pulled into the investigation of a young girl's disappearance in this shattering suspense novel from the hand of a modern...


In a Dry Season

Inspector Banks #10

Anthony Award for Best Novel 2000, Barry Best Novel 2000

by Peter Robinson

New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author Peter Robinson delivers an unforgettable, compelling thriller of a lost village and the deadly secrets that are unearthed upon its discovery—secrets...