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Gold

Author(s): Chris Cleave

Location(s): Manchester, World

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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This book opens at the 2004 Olympic Games with Zoe about to race for gold in the Women’s Sprint Cycling event. Three GB cyclists, Kate, Jack and Zoe who go back years. Kate and Zoe are rivals. This is...

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Chamber Music

Chamber Music

Author(s): Tom Benn

Location(s): Manchester

Genre(s): Crime

Era(s): End of the 20th Century

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Henry Bane is dead. Long Live Henry Bane, his son. It’s Manchester, 1998, and the funeral party is interrupted by a woman from Bane’s past. Róisín is back in Manchester and back in Bane’s life after an eight-year absence...

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Everyone Lies

Everyone Lies

Author(s): A D Garrett

Location(s): Manchester

Genre(s): Crime

Era(s): Modern

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DI Kate Simms is on the fast track to nowhere. Five years ago she helped a colleague when she shouldn’t have. She’s been clawing her way back from a demotion ever since. Professor Nick Fennimore is a failed genetics...

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Home is Where The Heart is

Home is Where The Heart is

Author(s): Freda Lightfoot

Location(s): Manchester

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Post WW2

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1945. Finally, peace has been declared. Cathie hardly dares believe that Alex, the fiancé she has not seen for nearly two years, is coming home. And, finally, life can begin again for Cathie and the orphaned baby in her care....

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Kill Me Again

Kill Me Again

Author(s): Rachel Abbott

Location(s): Manchester

Genre(s): Crime, Mystery

Era(s): Contemporary

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When Maggie Taylor accepts a new job in Manchester, she is sure it is the right move for her family. The children have settled well although her husband, Duncan, doesn’t appear to be so convinced. But nothing prepares her...

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Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life

Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life

Author(s): Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

Location(s): Manchester

Genre(s): Historical

Era(s): 1840s

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Mary Barton, the daughter of disillusioned trade unionist, rejects her working-class lover Jem Wilson in the hope of marrying Henry Carson, the mill owner’s son, and making a better life for herself and her father. But when Henry is...

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Scratch Deeper

Scratch Deeper

Author(s): Chris Simms

Location(s): Manchester

Genre(s): Mystery

Era(s): Modern

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Introducing feisty Detective Constable Iona Khan – the first in a thrilling new crime series. In sun-soaked Mauritius, a retired Law Lord is brutally murdered, while in rain-sodden Manchester, the Labour Party conference is beginning. Promoted to Greater Manchester...

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The Cotton Harvest

The Cotton Harvest

Author(s): A K Nawaz

Location(s): Manchester

Genre(s): Crime, Thriller

Era(s): Modern

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Manchester: England’s Second City. A migrant worker who disappears without trace… A human trafficker who boils his victims alive… A century-old blood sport returns to the streets… Disillusioned police recruit Khorum Choudry is already thinking of quitting when he’s...

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The Doll Princess

The Doll Princess

Author(s): Tom Benn

Location(s): Manchester

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Mid 1990s

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Imoved to Manchester in 1998, two years after The Doll Princess is set. While I recognise the areas – and accents – in Tom Benn’s debut novel, the immediate aftermath of the 1996 IRA bomb is something I never...

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The Mercury Travel Club

The Mercury Travel Club

Author(s): Helen Bridgett

Location(s): Manchester, World

Genre(s): Fiction, Humour

Era(s): Modern

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He took her to dinner: that was annoying He slept with her: that was hurtful He bought new underwear to impress her: quite frankly astounding He left me to bloody wash his FILTHY WHORING PANTS: INFURIATING!  After twenty-four years...

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