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Temple Alley Summer

Temple Alley Summer
  • Author(s): Sachiko Kashiwaba, Avery Fischer Udagawa (Translator)
  • Location(s): Japan
  • Genre(s): Children, Mystery, Paranormal
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Winner of the 2022 Mildred L. Batchelder Award A July/August 2021 Kids’ Indie Next Pick A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection Winner of a 2022 SCBWI Crystal Kite AwardFrom renowned Japanese children’s author Sachiko Kashiwaba, Temple Alley Summer...

The Expat

The Expat
  • Author(s): Hansen Shi
  • Location(s): Beijing (Peking), San Francisco
  • Genre(s): Thriller, Espionage
  • Era(s): Contemporary

A fresh and vivid new voice brings a contemporary edge to the classic espionage novel. At twenty-six, Princeton grad Michael Wang is trapped. Stifled under the bamboo ceiling at General Motors, he’s working quietly on a breakthrough in self-driving...

The Girl from the Grand Hotel

The Girl from the Grand Hotel
  • Author(s): Camille Aubray
  • Location(s): Cannes
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1939

The #1 bestselling author of Cooking for Picasso and The Godmothers returns with The Girl from the Grand Hotel, a dazzling historical novel that brings readers into the glamorous world of the first (and doomed) Cannes Film Festival and...

Lady Killer

Lady Killer
  • Author(s): Katherine Wood
  • Location(s): Greece, Sweden
  • Genre(s): Psychological Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Gia and Abby have been friends since childhood, forever bonded by the tragedy that unfolded in Greece when they were eighteen. Now thirty, heiress Gia is back in Greece with her shiny new husband, entertaining glamorous guests with champagne under...

The Hollywood Assistant

The Hollywood Assistant
  • Author(s): May Cobb
  • Location(s): Hollywood
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Offered a dream job in Hollywood with a famous director and his actress wife, an insecure woman becomes their personal assistant where their secrets and lies place her in the crosshairs of a murder investigation. Cassidy Foster is heartbroken,...

Death at Chelsea

Death at Chelsea
  • Author(s): Anna Sayburn Lane
  • Location(s): Chelsea, London
  • Genre(s): Historical, Cosy Mystery
  • Era(s): 1923

The prettiest flowers can be deadly… Detective duo Mrs Jameson and Marjorie Swallow are called to investigate when a renowned garden designer suspects that someone is sabotaging her priceless Himalayan Sapphire Lilies, ahead of the 1923 Chelsea Flower Show....

What Will People Think?

What Will People Think?
  • Author(s): Vedashree Khambete-Sharma
  • Location(s): India, Vile Parle
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Ila has her pride. And she’s about to discover just how much trouble that can be… It’s 1976 and in the Vile Parle suburb of Mumbai, bastion of the Maharashtrian middle-class, Ila Bendre’s mother is determined to get her...

Travels with Maridadi – Harley-Davidson Adventures in Saudi Arabia

Travels with Maridadi – Harley-Davidson Adventures in Saudi Arabia
  • Author(s): Bizzie Frost
  • Location(s): Saudi Arabia
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): contemporary

After a botched spinal operation left her partially paralysed aged forty-five, Bizzie Frost found herself unable to enjoy the active lifestyle she loved in Saudi Arabia. That was remedied six years later when her airline captain husband, Frosty, proposed...

Spontaneous Acts

Spontaneous Acts
  • Author(s): Yoko Tawada, Susan Bernofsky (Translator)
  • Location(s): Berlin
  • Genre(s): Novella
  • Era(s): Early 2020s

Patrik is a literary researcher living in Berlin, a city just coming back to life after lockdown. Though his beloved opera houses are open again, Patrik cannot leave the house and hardly manages to get out of bed. He...

The Longest Goodbye

The Longest Goodbye
  • Author(s): Mari Hannah
  • Location(s): Northumberland
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): contemporary

Three years ago police officer Georgina Ioannau was murdered, her killers never brought to justice. Now the prime suspects have been shot dead within hours of their return to the UK. Has someone finally taken the law into their...

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