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The Writing on the Wall

by Gunnar Staalesen

In this crime drama detective Varg Veum’s adventures lead him into a dark world of privileged teenage girls who have been drawn into drugs and prostitution. The situation worsens when the local judge is discovered...

Train to Budapest

by Dacia Maraini

Amara, a young Italian journalist, is sent to report on the growing political divide between East and West in post-war central Europe. She also has a more personal mission: to find out what happened to Emanuele,...

Brixton Rock

by Alex Wheatle

Brenton Brown is a 16-year old mixed race youth who has lived in a children's home all his life. He has never met his mother and is haunted by her loss. The best thing happens: Brenton is reunited with his mother,...

The Celibate

by Michael Arditti

The story of a young man with a mind full of God but a heart closed to love. After a nervous collapse while serving at the altar, his college principal sends him on a placement to London where he enters an unfamiliar...


by Michael Arditti

In a fictional climate dominated by materialism, Easter stands apart in its bold exploration of the nature of God, the problem of suffering and the existence of evil. With an unforgettable gallery of characters...

The Enemy of the Good

by Michael Arditti

The Glanvilles are an extraordinary family. Edwin is a retired bishop who has lost his faith. Marta, a child of the Warsaw Ghetto, is a controversial anthropologist. Their son, Clement, is a celebrated gay painter...

The Daughter

by Pavlos Matesis

Rural Greece during German occupation and the civil war. Meskaris, a young mother whose husband is away fighting, takes as her lover a shy Italian soldier, so as to better feed and clothe her children. With...


by Jaume Cabré & Mara Faye Lethem

Drawing comparisons with Shadow of the Wind, The Name of the Rose and The Reader, and an instant bestseller in more than 20 languages, Confessions is an astonishing story of one man s life, interwoven with a...

The Hummingbird

by Kati Hiekkapelto & David Hackston

‘An exceptionally promising debut’ Seura Anna Fekete, who fled the Yugoslavian wars as a child, has a past. Just beginning her career as a criminal investigator in a northern Finnish coastal town, she is...

Affairs of State

by Dominique Manotti, Ros Schwartz & Amanda Hopkinson

Dominique Manotti is back on form with a tale of intrigue and corruption. A call-girl whose black book lists her elite international clients is found murdered in an underground garage; a plane bound for Iran...

Marrakech Express

by Peter Millar

Back in 1969 when Morocco’s ancient capital was a hashish-clouded hippy mecca, Crosby, Stills and Nash recorded their cheesy (and hopelessly inaccurate) foot-tapping anthem ‘Marrakech Express’. A generation...

Flesh-Coloured Dominoes

by Zigmunds Skujin¿ & Kaija Straumanis

When Baroness Valtraute von Bruegen’s officer husband’s body is severed in two she is delighted to find that the lower half has been sewn onto the upper body of the humble local Captain Ulste. She conceives...

Pagan and her parents

by Michael Arditti

When Candida dies after a long illness, she leaves her five-year-old daughter, Pagan, in his best friend Leo's care. Candida's adoptive parents are horrified. Refusing to accept that a gay man is a suitable...

The Black Madonna

by Peter Millar

In ruins on the outskirts of Gaza, a plucky young female archaeologist has made a remarkable find: possibly the earliest known image of the Virgin Mary, created during her lifetime. But before she can reveal...

The Darkling Spy

by Edward Wilson

London, 1956. A generation of British spies are haunted by the ghosts of friends turned traitor. A book that will change the reader's view of the Cold War forever.

The Envoy

by Edward Wilson

Edward Wilson raises disturbing questions about America's superpower status in the world today, to thrilling conclusion.

All Gone to Look for America

by Peter Millar

As the Bush era draws to a close there is unprecedented interest in an America on the cusp of change.

Sacred Ends

by Lisa Appignanesi

‘Appignanesi’s knowledge of the politics and culture of the era shines’ Publishers Weekly Paris, 1990. Comte de Landois has ordered his wife Marguerite to travel from Paris, to join him in the Loire Valley....


by Lars Saabye Christensen & Don Bartlett

‘Beatles is the story of Kim Karlsen and his three buddies, Gunnar, Ola and Seb – and, yes, they occasionally like to think themselves as the Fab Four. They were born in 1951, and the story starts with the...


by Dominique Manotti, Ros Schwartz & Amanda Hopkinson

1987. Two Italian prisoners escape prison in a rubbish lorry. Parting company, Carlo heads for Milan, while Filippo treks north over the mountains. When Carlo is killed in a shoot-out during a bank robbery –...