Book of the month

Book of the month

Book of the month for December

Jenni Fagan – The Sunlight Pilgrims is our book of the month for December. Set in a Scottish caravan park during a freak winter – it is snowing in Jerusalem, the Thames is overflowing, and an iceberg separated from the Fjords in Norway is expected to arrive off the coast of Scotland – The Sunlight Pilgrims tells the story of a small Scottish community living through what people have begun to think is the end of times…

British Crime Book of the month – December

William Brodrick – The Silent Ones is our british crime book of the month for December. "All you have to do is find out why Harry is prepared to blame an innocent man. That's the thread. Follow it. You'll reach the Silent Ones. This is your way - our way - of making a difference."

British Crime Book of the month – November

L. C. Tyler – The Herring Seller's Apprentice is our british crime book of the month for November. His latest novel is going nowhere, a mid-life crisis is looming and he’s burdened by the literary agent he probably deserves: Elsie Thirkettle, a diminutive but determined individual who claims to enjoy neither the company of writers nor literature of any sort. But however bad things look, they can always get worse, as Ethelred discovers when his ex-wife, Geraldine, vanishes close to his Sussex home. When the disappearance becomes a murder enquiry, the police quickly decide that Geraldine Tressider has been the victim of a local serial killer.

Book of the month for November

Susan Abulhawa – The Blue Between Sky and Water is our book of the month for November. Spanning generations and continents, The Blue Between Sky and Water is a story of powerful, flawed women; of relocation, separation and heartache; of renewal, family, endurance, and love. Susan Abulhawa brings a raw humanity and delicate authority to the story of Palestine in this devastatingly beautiful tale.

Book of the month for October

Jonathan Coe – Number 11 s our book of the month for October. This is a novel about the hundreds of tiny connections between the public and private worlds and how they affect us all. It's about the legacy of war and the end of innocence. It's about how comedy and politics are battling it out and comedy might have won. It's about how 140 characters can make fools of us all. It's about living in a city where bankers need cinemas in their basements and others need food banks down the street. It is Jonathan Coe doing what he does best ­- showing us how we live now.

British Crime Book of the month – October

Steve Burrows – A Siege of Bitterns is our british crime book of the month for October. Newly appointed police inspector Domenic Jejeune doesn't mind ruffling a few feathers to flush out suspects in the brutal murder of a renowned ecological activist.

Book of the month for September

Paul Beatty – Sellout s our book of the month for September. Longlisted for Man Booker Prize 2016. Born in Dickens on the southern outskirts of Los Angeles, the narrator of The Sellout spent his childhood as the subject in his father's racially charged psychological studies. He is told that his father's work will lead to a memoir that will solve their financial woes. But when his father is killed in a drive-by shooting, he discovers there never was a memoir. All that's left is a bill for a drive-through funeral.

British Crime Book of the month – September

David Ashton – Mistress of the Just Land: A Jean Brash Mystery 1 is our british crime book of the month for September.

British Crime Book of the month – August

Robert Thorogood – A Meditation on Murder is our british crime book of the month for August. Aslan Kennedy has an idyllic life: leader of a spiritual retreat for wealthy holidaymakers on one of the Caribbean's most unspoilt islands, Saint Marie. Until he's murdered, that is. The case seems open and shut: when Aslan was killed he was inside a locked room with only five other people, one of whom has already confessed to the murder.

Book of the month for August

Melissa Harrison – At Hawthorn Time is our book of the month for August. Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2015, Longlisted for the Baileys Prize 2016.
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