Book of the month

Book of the month

Mystery Book of the Month – November 2020

Yorkshire, 1845. Dark rumours are spreading across the moors. Everything indicates that Mrs Elizabeth Chester of Chester Grange has been brutally murdered in her home – but nobody can find her body. As the dark murmurs reach Emily, Anne and Charlotte Brontë, the sisters are horrified, yet intrigued. The Brontë sisters are ready to investigate…

Modern Fiction Book of the Month – November 2020

”I don't just want to be having any kind voice... I want a louding voice.” Adunni is a 14-year-old girl who lives in a small Nigerian town, illegally married off to raise money for her father. Despite her hardships, Adunni is determined to become a success. And one day, someone hears her. ”The most uplifting debut of 2020” – New York Times.

Modern Fiction Book of the Month – October 2020

Warm, wise and laugh-out-loud funny, This Green and Pleasant Land is a life-affirming look at love, faith and the meaning of home. ”A modern comedy of manners ... Malik’s great gift is to present seemingly insoluble issues of faith and intolerance in a light, accessible manner” – Guardian

Mystery Book of the Month – October 2020

With a ruthless criminal loose on the Suffolk coast, life is anything but peaceful for the Anglian Detective Agency… Vera Morris returns with a new instalment in her much-loved Anglian Detective Agency Series. Set on the ever-changing Suffolk coast, an area Vera loves and knows well.

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. 
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