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Susan O'Hallrahan feels Diarmid retreat from her once more, just before his 18th birthday. In the quiet of her Galway home, she is forced to confront a ruptured relationship with her only son, and the significance of the ikons that mark the progress of his troubled adulthood.
A bus accident brings together three disparate characters
Mary Mallon, an Irish immigrant in turn-of-the-century New York, is headstrong and brave, a woman who has battled fiercely to better her lot in life and keep her wayward lover Alfred on the straight and narrow. She works her way up the ranks to cook for the wealthiest families in Manhattan, but...
This is a gothic noir novel that explores questions about fate, identity, and genetics in the guide of a gripping psychological thriller.
Crime of Julian Wells
Julian Wells is a writer of dark non-fiction works that detailed some of the worst crimes of the 20th century. Was it this exploration of man's inhumanity to man that caused him to take his own life? When his body is found in a boat drifting in a pond in Montauk, his best friend begins to reread...
Return of the thin man
Dashiel Hammett wrote five full-length novels in his career. 'The Thin Man' was the last of these, published in 1934. But Hammett wrote two other treatments for investigator Nick Charles and his nemesis Charles Wynant; the thin man of the title. Lost when Hammett retired as a novelist, they have...
Happiness, like water
In this brave debut collection, Chinelo Okparanta introduces us to families burdened equally by the past and the future. High expectations - whether of success in Nigeria, or the dream of opportunity and accomplishment in America - consume them.
Ghost riders of Ordebec
'People will die,' says the panic-stricken woman outside police headquarters. She has been standing in blazing sunshine for more than an hour, and refuses to speak to anyone besides Commissaire Adamsberg. Her daughter has seen a vision: ghostly horsemen who target the most nefarious characters...
Childhood of Jesus
'The Childhood of Jesus' is a profound, beautiful and continually surprising novel from J.M. Coetzee, author of 'Waiting for the Barbarians' and 'Summertime'.
The Mafia and the Ten Commandments meet in these interlinked short stories about the undebelly of Naples. Ten uncovers the raw heart of a city, telling the stories of ordinary people forced to make extraordinary compromises in a place permeated by crime. We encounter a son who finds that he is...
Daddy Love has for years abducted, tortured, and raped young boys. His latest victim is Robbie, brainwashed into thinking he is Daddy's son. As Robbie grows older he begins to realize that the longer he is locked in the shackles of this demon, the greater chance he'll end up like Daddy Love's...
Red sky in morning
Ireland, 1832. Farmer Coll Coyle has killed the wrong man. The dead man's father is focused on vengeance and the hunt leads from the windswept bogs of County Donegal, across the Atlantic to the choleric workcamps of the Pennsylvania railroad where both men will find their fates.
When Sam, Jackie and Anna successfully campaign to save their children's school lollipop lady, they are asked by a TV reporter if they fancy standing in the general election. It is, of course, a crazy idea.
Bay of secrets
Spain, 1939. Julia enters a convent. She volunteers to help in a maternity clinic, but worrying practices in the clinic force her to decide how far she will go. England, 2011. 34-year-old Ruby Rae has finally found the strength to pack away her parents' possessions and sell the family home. But...
Hunger and the howling of Killian Lone
Trade paperback. A debut novel following a young chef in the 1980s who discovers a dark family secret. A long-dead ancestor was burnt as a witch for creating food so delicious it was said to turn all who ate it mad. With appeal to fans of Neil Gaiman, Scarlett Thomas and Susanna Clarke.
Close my eyes
The debut adult thriller from a superstar of the YA world.
Dance of the seagull
The inimitable Inspector Montalbano returns for his fifteenth mystery
View on the Way Down
This is the story of Emma's two brothers - the one who died five years ago and the one who left home on the day of the funeral and has not returned since. It is the story of her parents - who have been keeping the truth from Emma, and each other. It is a story you will want to talk about, and...
Book of dreams
The first book in a brand new historical adventure series
Grace and Mary
By 'quite simply one of the best writers we have' (Sunday Telegraph), a profoundly moving story spanning three generations.