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Crash

Crash

Author(s): Toby Vintcent

Location(s): Moscow

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Contemporary

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Formula One driver Remy Sabatino is leading the Drivers’ Championship, in a car that is the quickest of the season by far. But that also means Sabatino’s Russian teammate is the fastest too…Their rivalry couldn’t be more toxic ahead...

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Dead Woman Walking

Dead Woman Walking

Author(s): Sharon Bolton

Location(s): Northumberland

Genre(s): Crime, Thriller

Era(s): Contemporary

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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...

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Death on the Nile

Death on the Nile

Author(s): Agatha Christie

Location(s): Egypt

Genre(s): Crime

Era(s): 1930s

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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....

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Deception Island

Deception Island

Author(s): Judith A Boss

Location(s): Antarctica

Genre(s): Romance, Suspense

Era(s): Near-future

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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...

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Deep Down Dead

Deep Down Dead

Author(s): Steph Broadribb

Location(s): California, Florida, Georgia, West Virginia

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Contemporary

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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...

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Delhi: Adventures in a Megacity

Delhi: Adventures in a Megacity

Author(s): Sam Miller

Location(s): Delhi

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): Modern

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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.

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Downtown

Downtown

Author(s): Pete Hamill

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Historical, Travelogue

Era(s): Various

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Manhattan, the keystone of New York City, is a place of ghosts and buried memory. One can still see remnants of the British colony, the mansions of the robber barons, and the speakeasies of the 1920s. These are the...

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Dream of Venice

Dream of Venice

Location(s): Venice

Genre(s): Nonfiction, Photography

Era(s): 21st Century

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The mysterious allure of the ancient floating city of Venice is captured in this book of evocative photography and beguiling words of a diverse group of contemporary Venetophiles. The luminous photographs, in both color and black and white, compliment...

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Dubliners

Dubliners

Author(s): James Joyce

Location(s): Dublin

Genre(s): Short Stories

Era(s): Early 20th Century

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James Joyce’s Dubliners is an enthralling collection of modernist short stories which create a vivid picture of the day-to-day experience of Dublin life. This Penguin Classics edition includes notes and an introduction by Terence Brown. Joyce’s first major work, written when...

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Eastern Approaches

Eastern Approaches

Author(s): Fitzroy MacLean

Location(s): Central Asia, China, North Africa, Russia

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): 1930s/40s

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Fitztroy Maclean was one of the real-life inspirations for super-spy James Bond. After adventures in Soviet Russia before the war, Maclean fought with the SAS in North Africa in 1942. There he specialised in hair-raising commando raids behind enemy...

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