- Location(s): Glasgow, United States (USA)
- Genre(s): Fiction, Humour
- Era(s): Turn 21st Century
A failed writer connects the murder of an American journalist, a drowned 80s musician and a Scottish politician’s resignation, in a heart-wrenching novel about ordinary people living in extraordinary times. Renowned photo-journalist Jude Montgomery arrives in Glasgow in 2014,...
- Location(s): North Pennines
- Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
- Era(s): Modern day
A man is killed by being pushed over the edge of a quarry. There is no doubt about who the culprits are, so why can’t DCI Jack Harris lay a finger on them? Surly and abrasive, veteran detective Harris...
- Location(s): South Africa
- Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
- Era(s): contemporary
When freelance journalist, Crystal Nguyen, heads to South Africa, she thinks she’ll be researching an article on rhino-horn smuggling for National Geographic, but within a week she’s been hunting poachers, hunted by their bosses, and then arrested in connection...
- Location(s): Northumberland
- Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
- Era(s): Contemporary
Just before dawn in the hills near the Scottish border, a man murders a young woman. At the same time, a hot-air balloon crashes out of the sky. There’s just one survivor. She’s seen the killer’s face – but...
- Location(s): Papua New Guinea
- Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
- Era(s): Post-WWII
In 1943 on Bougainville Island, New Guinea, a Japanese officer beheads Hugh Rand, an Australian spy — a coast watcher. The spectators include villagers he terrorised as his mind frayed under the stress of pursuit by soldiers and their...
- Location(s): Egypt
- Genre(s): Crime
- Era(s): 1930s
The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway has been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful, a girl who had everything — until she lost her life....
- Location(s): Antarctica
- Genre(s): Romance, Suspense
- Era(s): Near-future
While at an archaeology dig in Afghanistan, evolutionary anthropologist Rachel St. Claire discovers a pendant with strange shifting symbols. Not long after, she receives an urgent call from her colleague, Dr. Grace McAllister, insisting Rachel come to Antarctica to...
- Location(s): California, Florida, Georgia, West Virginia
- Genre(s): Thriller
- Era(s): Contemporary
Lori Anderson is as tough as they come, managing to keep her career as a fearless Florida bounty hunter separate from her role as single mother to nine-year-old Dakota, who suffers from leukaemia. But when the hospital bills start...
Delhi: Adventures in a Megacity
- Location(s): Delhi
- Genre(s): Travelogue
- Era(s): Modern
The author trips up over rough pavements, crosses highways, clambers onto rooftops and over 500-million-year-old rocks as he brings this city to life in the pages of his book.
Dennis Bisskit and the Basset Hound from Beacon’s Bottom
- Location(s): Kensington, Beacon's Bottom, Birmingham
- Genre(s): Humour, Crime
- Era(s): 1970
1970. Dennis Bisskit and best friend, Stinky Blackshaw are now recognised as Dudley’s finest private investigators. After foiling a gang of shoplifters at Lewis’s Department Store, they are hired by Lady Babbington-Perch, to guard her Crufts Dog Show favourite,...