Book of the month

Book of the month

Mystery Book of the Month – July 2020

The Right Sort Marriage Bureau – the recently starting matchmaking service by the impulsive Miss Iris Sparks and the practical Mrs. Gwendolyn Bainbridge – gets into trouble when their latest client is found murdered. Matchmakers turn investigators...

Modern Fiction Book of the Month – July 2020

The story of the Trojan War is given from an all-female perspective, providing the slant of the long-silenced women, goddesses and girls at the centre of the action. Shortlisted for the 2020 Women’s Prize for Fiction. 

Mystery Book of the Month – June 2020

Meet the Skelfs: well-known Edinburgh family, proprietors of a long-established funeral-home business, and private investigators… Three generations of women from the Skelfs family take over the family funeral-home and PI businesses in the first book of a taut, page-turning and darkly funny new series.

Modern Fiction Book of the Month – June 2020

A beautifully observed and deeply funny novel about May Attaway, a university gardener with unexpected time off who sets out on an odyssey to reconnect with four old friends over the course of a year.

Noir Book of the Month – May 2020

”Nobody asked us to look. Every day, every since, I still wish we hadn’t.” A gritty crime novel for those who were glued to Narcos or Sicario. ”A tough and uncompromising debut – you’ll be glad you read it.” – Lee Child

Modern Fiction Book of the Month – May 2020

”Two Lifetime Crooks Wait for a Missing Daughter, With Shades of Beckett.” – NY Times. Two Irish gangsters in the Spanish port of Algeciras wait for the boat from Tangier, hoping their romantic and familial crises can be righted. Lyrical, menacing and tragicomic.

Mystery Book of the Month – April 2020

A Few Right Thinking Men by Sulari Gentill is the first Rowland Sinclair mystery. Australia, early 1930s. A great Depression is engulfing the world, spawning misery and discontent. Tensions are mounting as the Far Right makes inroads which threaten national stability. Shortlisted for Commonwealth Writers Prize. ”A sparkling crime series... Evelyn Waugh meets Agatha Christie...” – The Age  

General Fiction Book of the Month – April 2020

What happened to the women we were supposed to become? Expectation by Anna Hope is a novel about finding your way: as a mother, a daughter, a wife, a rebel.

Noir Book of the Month – March 2020

In Mercy River, Hamilton successfully integrates a whodunit plot into an action-packed thriller peopled with fully realized characters.

General Fiction Book of the Month – March 2020

Sea Monsters beautifully renders the perspective of a bored, intelligent, privileged teenage girl – a decadent, solipsistic daydream. Aridjis riffs like a poet, letting each image twist and grow into the next… The novel’s strength lies in its ability to turn to the next magic trick, the next detail, the next sight.
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