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 Read reviewThe Dictionary of Lost Words

The Dictionary of Lost Words

Pip Williams

In 1901, the word ‘Bondmaid' was discovered missing from the Oxford English Dictionary. This is the story of the girl who stole it.

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The Fragments

The Fragments

Toni Jordan

From the award-winning and bestselling author of Addition and Nine Days, The Fragments is a superbly crafted and captivating page turning mystery about a lost book and a secret love, now available in a smaller, competitively...

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 Read reviewFrom Here on, Monsters

From Here on, Monsters

Elizabeth Bryer

A Naomi Alderman, Paul Auster or Emily St John Mandel for Australian letters - Elizabeth Bryer is a powerful new voice: an imagination like no other.

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Rules for Perfect Murders

Rules for Perfect Murders

Peter Swanson

A series of unsolved murders with one thing in common: each of the deaths bears an eerie similarity to the crimes depicted in classic mystery novels. The deaths lead FBI Agent Gwen Mulvey to mystery bookshop Old Devils.

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The Silkworm

The Silkworm

Robert Galbraith

The second book in the highly acclaimed crime fiction series by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

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The Secrets We Kept

The Secrets We Kept

Lara Prescott

Sold in twenty-five countries and poised to become a global literary sensation, Lara Prescott's dazzling first novel about the women in the CIA's typing pool and the fate of Boris Pasternak's banned masterpiece is a sweeping page...

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Sweet Tooth

Sweet Tooth

Ian McEwan

Re-jacketed in stunning new series style, Sweet Tooth is a story of love and espionage in 1970s Britain from Booker prize-winning, Sunday Times-bestselling Ian McEwan.

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Alias Grace

Alias Grace

Margaret Atwood

Around the true story of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the 1840s, Margaret Atwood has created an extraordinarily potent tale of sexuality, cruelty and mystery.  

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 Read reviewWords in Deep Blue

Words in Deep Blue

Cath Crowley

This is a love story. It's the story of Henry Jones and Rachel Sweetie. It's the story of how we leave our histories in the things we love - like books.

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The Shadow of the Wind

The Shadow of the Wind

Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Lucia Graves

Barcelona 1945: young Daniel Sempere is taken to a fabulous secret library called the Cemetery of Forgotten Books where he is told he must 'adopt' a single book, promising to care and keep it alive always. The book by Julian...

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Death of a Typographer

Death of a Typographer

Nick Gadd

Martin Kern has a special sensitivity to fonts, a skill that he uses to solve typographical crimes. When a local printer is found dead in his workshop, his body in the shape of an X, Martin and his co-investigator, journalist Lucy...

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 Read reviewThe Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Stuart Turton

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 Read reviewThe Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair: The million-copy bestselling sensation

The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair: The million-copy bestselling sensation

Joel Dicker, Sam Taylor

August 30, 1975. The day of the disappearance. The day a small New Hampshire town lost its innocence. That summer Harry Quebert fell in love with fifteen-year-old Nola Kellergan. Thirty-three years later, her body is dug up from...

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The Historian

The Historian

Elizabeth Kostova

A captivating and suspenseful novel that delves into the true history of Count Dracula...      

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The Eyre Affair: Thursday Next Book 1

The Eyre Affair: Thursday Next Book 1

Jasper Fforde

The Eyre Affair is Jasper Fforde's first novel, and the debut of a fresh and delightfully original new voice.

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 Read reviewFurious Hours

Furious Hours

Casey Cep

The stunning story of an Alabama serial killer and the true-crime book that Harper Lee worked on obsessively in the years after To Kill a Mockingbird.   

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