Book of the month

Book of the month

Noir Book of the Month – September 2020

Detective P.T. Marsh was a rising star on the police force of Mason Falls, Georgia - until his wife and young son were killed in an accident. Since that night, caught in a spiral of grief and booze, he's lost the ability to see the line between smart moves and disastrous decisions…  ”The Good Detective is a debut with all of the ingredients: snappy procedural details, a sharp sense of place in the Deep South, and relentless momentum.”

Modern Fiction Book of the Month – September 2020

A fierce and fresh debut novel, set over the course of two decades in Nigeria, about sisterhood, fate and female resistance. 

Mystery Book of the Month – August 2020

On an island of secrets, some sins never die. A gripping and thrilling read from one of the great Scottish crime writers, themes of crime, mystery, secrecy and loyalty all woven together to make Thunder Bay one of those books that will stay with you long after you ve turned the last page.

Modern Fiction Book of the Month – August 2020

One August afternoon, two sisters go missing from a beach on the far-flung Kamchatka Peninsula in northeastern Russia. Taking us through the year that follows, Disappearing Earth enters the lives of women and girls in this tightly knit community who are connected by the crime: a witness, a neighbour, a detective, a mother. NYT 10 Best Books of the Year, and National Book Award finalist.

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.
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