Scott Mariani
The gripping new Ben Hope thriller from the Number One bestseller.

When ex-SAS major Ben Hope is urgently recalled to the UK from his base in France to assist with a family crisis, little does he know that he’s about to be drawn into one of the most dangerous missions of his career: his son Jude has been accused of a brutal murder, and all the evidence points to his guilt.

To prove Jude’s innocence Ben embarks on a wild chase, facing up against mysterious killers and piecing together a fragile web of clues. What connects an all-female criminal gang from the early 1900s called the Forty Elephants, a century-old vendetta and a shadowy government conspiracy that claimed millions of innocent lives?

Along the way Ben teams up with his former acquaintance, rugged Detective Tom McAllister. They’re heading for a showdown in the wilds of Cornwall, and the villains have no intention of letting Ben come out of it alive . . .

People can’t get enough of the Ben Hope series:

‘Compelling from the first page until the last, Mariani and his fabulous protagonist Ben Hope entertain in a gripping tale that will have you turning the pages well into the night’ Mark Dawson

‘Thrilling. Scott Mariani is at the top of his game’ Andy McDermott

‘A high level of realism ... the action scenes come thick and fast. Like the father of the modern thriller, Frederick Forsyth, Mariani has a knack for embedding his plots in the fears and preoccupations of their time’ Shots Magazine

‘James Bond meets Jason Bourne meets The Da Vinci Code’ J. L. Carrell

‘History, action, devious scheming and eye-opening detail. Mariani delivers a twisting storyline’ David Leadbeater

'Non-stop action – this book delivers’ Steve Berry

Kate Garraway

Brought to you by Penguin.

I stood at the start of the new year feeling renewed, thinking that having got through the challenges of I'm a Celebrity ... I had survived the toughest experience of my life, faced my worst fears and thrived. Surely 2020 would be a breeze. How wrong I was. It hadn't been anything close to the toughest experience of my life. My biggest challenge was just around the corner, and it was, for the most part, going to take place in my own home.

In March 2020, Kate Garraway's husband, Derek Draper, contracted Covid-19 and was placed in a medically-induced coma. Initially, Kate was told that he would not survive. Still in hospital and in a critical condition, he is thought to be the UK's longest-fighting Covid-19 patient.

In this intimate book, Kate shares her deeply personal story. As well as recounting how the illness took hold of their lives, she writes about how she is coping with the uncertainty of their future, how she's supporting her children through this traumatic time, how she has found strength in community and how she strives to hold on to hope even at the darkest of times. Covid-19 has affected everyone across the country in so many ways and Kate hopes that by revealing her own personal experience, it will give comfort to others. By sharing the lessons she has learnt along the way, it will help us all begin to try to re-build our lives.

Kate's exceptional courage, positivity and warmth shine through on every page, making The Power of Hope a truly inspiring read that will resonate with all of us whose lives continue to be touched by the virus.

© Kate Garraway 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

John Gwynne
'A masterfully crafted, brutally compelling Norse-inspired epic' Anthony Ryan

THE GREATEST SAGAS ARE WRITTEN IN BLOOD.

A century has passed since the gods fought and drove themselves to extinction. Now only their bones remain, promising great power to those brave enough to seek them out.

As whispers of war echo across the land of Vigrið, fate follows in the footsteps of three warriors: a huntress on a dangerous quest, a noblewoman pursuing battle fame, and a thrall seeking vengeance among the mercenaries known as the Bloodsworn.

All three will shape the fate of the world as it once more falls under the shadow of the gods.

Set in a brand-new, Norse-inspired world, and packed with myth, magic and bloody vengeance, The Shadow of the Gods begins an epic new fantasy saga from bestselling author John Gwynne.

Further praise for The Shadow of the Gods

'Visceral, heart-breaking and unputdownable' Jay Kristoff

'A satisfying and riveting read. The well-realised characters move against a backdrop of a world stunning in its immensity. It's everything I've come to expect from a John Gwynne book' Robin Hobb

'A masterclass in storytelling . . . epic, gritty fantasy with an uncompromising amount of heart' FanFiAddict

'Quintessential Gwynne honed to perfection . . . The Shadow of the Gods is absolutely stunning, one hell of an epic series opener and a spectacular dose of Viking-flavoured fantasy' The Tattooed Book Geek

'Reminds me of all that I love in the fantasy genre. The Shadow of the Gods is an action-packed cinematic read' Fantasy Hive
Seth Rogen
Hi! I'm Seth! I was asked to describe my book, Yearbook, for the inside cover flap (which is a gross phrase) and for websites and shit like that, so... here it goes!!!

Yearbook is a collection of true stories that I desperately hope are just funny at worst, and life-changingly amazing at best. (I understand that it's likely the former, which is a fancy "book" way of saying "the first one.")

I talk about my grandparents, doing stand-up comedy as a teenager, bar mitzvahs and Jewish summer camp, and tell way more stories about doing drugs than my mother would like. I also talk about some of my adventures in Los Angeles, and surely say things about other famous people that will create a wildly awkward conversation for me at a party one day.

I hope you enjoy the book should you buy it, and if you don't enjoy it, I'm sorry. If you ever see me on the street and explain the situation, I'll do my best to make it up to you.

Read by: Vikas Adam, Jason Alexander, MacLeod Andrews, Eric B. Anthony, James Anthony, Tom Antonellis, Brian Arens, Dan Aykroyd, Ike Barinholtz, Noah Bentley, Buzz Blackburn, Cassandra Campbell, Alan Carlson, Hannah Choi, Tommy Chong, Sacha Baron Cohen, Lise Coyle, Nick Damiani, Lauri Jo Daniels, Snoop Dogg, Inés del Castillo, Sabina Demidovich, Giordan Diaz, James DiGiacomo, Andrew Fetherolf, Dylan Frankel, Jono Fredericks, Elan Garfias, Lee Goettl, Evan Goldberg, Michel Gondry, Christopher Grove, Simon Helberg, Hillary Huber, Kyle Hunter, Billy Idol, Ray James, Lori Ada Jaroslow, Gregory Jones, Jim Kaplan, Vincent Kartheiser, Terrence Kidd, Ami Korn, Nick Kroll, David Krumholtz, Helen Laser, Raymond J. Lee, Darryl Lenox, Teri Linden, Eric Jason Martin, Katharine Lee McEwan, Miles Meili, Todd Menesses, Lauren Miller-Rogen, Scott Miller, Raymond Ochoa, Gaye Pardo, Ronald Peet, Jay Pharoah, Mark Pooley, Will Reiser, Andrew Rich, Christopher Paul Richards, Danya Rogen, Mark Rogen, Sandy Rogen, Seth Rogen, Tara Sands, Paul Scheer, Samba Schutte, James Scofield, Wesley Scott, Jason Segel, Ariel Shaffir, Mike Shapiro, Rob Shapiro, James Sie, Martin Starr, Nick Thurston, Kiff VandenHeuvel, Byron Wagner, Paul-Mikél Williams, and Mirron Willis.
Kate Silverton
THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

'As a parenting support book this is in a class of its own . . . It is perhaps the most helpful book for parents of children of any age' Professor Peter Fonagy, CEO Anna Freud National Centre for Children & Families

'This is a book that will change lives' Dr Suzanne Zeedyk, Infant Psychologist

'This book is absolutely brilliant! I love that it is about parenting a healthy brain' Dr Guddi Singh, Paediatrician and Health Campaigner

Want to know the secret to tackling tantrums and tears, stopping squabbles in seconds AND lay the foundations for your child's good mental health in the process?

In There's No Such Thing As 'Naughty', mum to two young children, journalist and children's mental health advocate Kate Silverton shares her groundbreaking new approach to parenting under-fives that helps to make family life so much easier and and certainly a lot more fun!

Kate's unique strategies, easy-to-follow scripts and simple techniques will enable you to manage those tricky everyday challenges with ease - and help you to enjoy the strongest bond possible with your child, both now and in the years ahead.

Endorsed by leading figures in the field of children's mental health, at the heart of the book is a simple and revelatory way to understand how your child's brain develops and how it influences their behaviour.

Rooted in the latest science - explained really simply - this engaging, accessible and warm parenting guide will redefine how you see and raise your children, with a new understanding that for under-fives, there can be no such thing as 'naughty'.
Ernest Cline

Brought to you by Penguin.
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AN UNEXPECTED QUEST. TWO WORLDS AT STAKE. ARE YOU READY?

Days after winning OASIS founder James Halliday's contest, Wade Watts makes a discovery that changes everything.

Hidden within Halliday's vaults, waiting for his heir to find it, lies a technological advancement that will once again change the world and make the OASIS a thousand times more wondrous - and addictive - than even Wade dreamed possible.

With it comes a new riddle, and a new quest: a last Easter egg from Halliday, hinting at a mysterious prize.

And an unexpected, impossibly powerful, and dangerous new rival awaits, one who'll kill millions to get what he wants.

Wade's life and the future of the OASIS are again at stake, but this time the fate of humanity also hangs in the balance.

Lovingly nostalgic and wildly original as only Ernest Cline could conceive it, Ready Player Two takes us on another imaginative, fun, action-packed adventure through his beloved virtual universe, and jolts us thrillingly into the future once again.
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'Delving back into the universe of OASIS is a nostalgic delight... fans will love returning to Cline's virtual world.'
Press Association

'Living up to the smash hit Ready Player One - turned into a film by Steven Spielberg - was never going to be easy, but Ernest Cline's wry and savage sequel shows how it should be done... A wild ride. Make this into a movie now.' The Times

'Ernest Cline takes Ready Player One, gives it a software update, adds some more nostalgia and delivers sheer joy in Ready Player Two.' Phil Williams, Times Radio

'A stunning, futuristic thrill-ride, full of nostalgia and wonderful set-pieces. Ready Player Two improves on everything from its predecessor.' Daily Express
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Praise for Ready Player One:

'Enchanting . . . Willy Wonka meets The Matrix.' USA Today

'An addictive read . . . part intergalactic scavenger hunt, part romance, and all heart.' CNN

'Delightful . . . the grown-up's Harry Potter.' HuffPost

'As one adventure leads expertly to the next, time simply evaporates.' Entertainment Weekly

'Gorgeously geeky, superbly entertaining, [and] spectacularly successful.' Daily Mail

'A smart, funny thriller that both celebrates and critiques online culture.' San Francisco Chronicle

'A geek fantasia, '80s culture memoir and commentary on the future of online behavior all at once.' Austin American-Statesman

© Ernest Cline 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

'Such a beacon of pleasure' KATE ATKINSON
'So smart and funny. Deplorably good' IAN RANKIN
'A gripping read' SUNDAY TIMES
THE FIRST BOOK IN THE #1 BESTSELLING THURSDAY MURDER CLUB SERIES BY TV PRESENTER RICHARD OSMAN
In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved murders.

But when a brutal killing takes place on their very doorstep, the Thursday Murder Club find themselves in the middle of their first live case.

Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron might be pushing eighty but they still have a few tricks up their sleeves.

Can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer before it's too late?
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB

'Thrilling, moving, laugh-out-loud funny' MARK BILLINGHAM

'A great read, I really enjoyed it' GRAHAM NORTON

'As the bodies pile up, and more is revealed of the lives and loves of Joyce, Ibrahim, Ron and Elizabeth, you can't help cheering them on - and hoping to meet them again soon' THE TIMES, CRIME BOOK OF THE MONTH

'Mystery fans are going to be enthralled' HARLAN COBEN

'Pure escapism' THE GUARDIAN, BEST CRIME AND THRILLERS OF 2020

'One of the most enjoyable books of the year' DAILY EXPRESS

'Smart, compassionate, warm, moving and so VERY funny' MARIAN KEYES

'As gripping as it is funny' EVENING STANDARD

'Funny, clever and achingly British' ADAM KAY

'An exciting new talent in crime fiction' DAILY MAIL

'A warm, wise and witty warning never to underestimate the elderly' VAL MCDERMID

'Delight after delight from first page to last' RED MAGAZINE

'I completely fell in love with it' SHARI LAPENA

'This is properly brilliant. The pages fly and I can't stop smiling' STEVE CAVANAGH

'Charming, clever debut' STYLIST

'I laughed my arse off' BELINDA BAUER

'A witty and poignant tale' DAILY TELEGRAPH

'Clever, clever plot' FIONA BARTON

'An absolutely delightful read' PRIMA MAGAZINE

'Utterly charming' SARAH PINBOROUGH

'Funny and original' THE SUN

'Properly funny and totally charming... steeped in Agatha Christie joy' ARAMINTA HALL

'This is one of the most delightful novels of the year' DAILY MIRROR

'A bundle of joy' JANE FALLON
See the Grishaverse come to life on screen with Shadow and Bone, now a Netflix original series.

Enter the Grishaverse with book one of the Shadow and Bone Trilogy by number one New York Times-bestselling author, Leigh Bardugo. Perfect for fans of Laini Taylor and Sarah J. Maas.


Soldier. Summoner. Saint. Orphaned and expendable, Alina Starkov is a soldier who knows she may not survive her first trek across the Shadow Fold - a swath of unnatural darkness crawling with monsters. But when her regiment is attacked, Alina unleashes dormant magic not even she knew she possessed.

Now Alina will enter a lavish world of royalty and intrigue as she trains with the Grisha, her country's magical military elite - and falls under the spell of their notorious leader, the Darkling. He believes Alina can summon a force capable of destroying the Shadow Fold and reuniting their war-ravaged country, but only if she can master her untamed gift.

As the threat to the kingdom mounts and Alina unlocks the secrets of her past, she will make a dangerous discovery that could threaten all she loves and the very future of a nation.

Welcome to Ravka . . . a world of science and superstition where nothing is what it seems.


Read all the books in the Grishaverse!

The Shadow and Bone Trilogy
(previously published as The Grisha Trilogy)
Shadow and Bone
Siege and Storm
Ruin and Rising

The Six of Crows Duology
Six of Crows
Crooked Kingdom

The King of Scars Duology
King of Scars
Rule of Wolves

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic
The Severed Moon: A Year-Long Journal of Magic
The Lives of Saints

Praise for the Grishaverse

"A master of fantasy." -The Huffington Post
"Utterly, extremely bewitching." -The Guardian
"The best magic universe since Harry Potter." -Bustle
"This is what fantasy is for." -The New York Times Book Review
"[A] world that feels real enough to have its own passport stamp." -NPR
"The darker it gets for the good guys, the better." -Entertainment Weekly
"Sultry, sweeping and picturesque. . . . Impossible to put down." -USA Today
"There's a level of emotional and historical sophistication within Bardugo's original epic fantasy that sets it apart." -Vanity Fair
"Unlike anything I've ever read." -Veronica Roth, bestselling author of Divergent
"Bardugo crafts a first-rate adventure, a poignant romance, and an intriguing mystery!" -Rick Riordan, bestselling author of the Percy Jackson series
George Orwell

Animal Farm is an allegorical novella by George Orwell, first published in England on 17 August 1945. The book tells the story of a group of farm animals who rebel against their human farmer, hoping to create a society where the animals can be equal, free, and happy. Ultimately, however, the rebellion is betrayed, and the farm ends up in a state as bad as it was before, under the dictatorship of a pig named Napoleon.

According to Orwell, the fable reflects events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and then on into the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union. Orwell, a democratic socialist, was a critic of Joseph Stalin and hostile to Moscow-directed Stalinism, an attitude that was critically shaped by his experiences during the Spanish Civil War. The Soviet Union, he believed, had become a brutal dictatorship built upon a cult of personality and enforced by a reign of terror. In a letter to Yvonne Davet, Orwell described Animal Farm as a satirical tale against Stalin ("un conte satirique contre Staline"), and in his essay "Why I Write" (1946), wrote that Animal Farm was the first book in which he tried, with full consciousness of what he was doing, "to fuse political purpose and artistic purpose into one whole".

The original title was Animal Farm: A Fairy Story, but U.S. publishers dropped the subtitle when it was published in 1946, and only one of the translations during Orwell's lifetime kept it. Other titular variations include subtitles like "A Satire" and "A Contemporary Satire".Orwell suggested the title Union des républiques socialistes animales for the French translation, which abbreviates to URSA, the Latin word for "bear", a symbol of Russia. It also played on the French name of the Soviet Union, Union des républiques socialistes soviétiques.

Orwell wrote the book between November 1943 and February 1944, when the UK was in its wartime alliance with the Soviet Union against Nazi Germany, and the British people and intelligentsia held Stalin in high esteem, a phenomenon Orwell hated. The manuscript was initially rejected by a number of British and American publishers, including one of Orwell's own, Victor Gollancz, which delayed its publication. It became a great commercial success when it did appear partly because international relations were transformed as the wartime alliance gave way to the Cold War.


Other notable works:

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

Homage to Catalonia

Down and Out in Paris and London

The Road to Wigan Pier

Edgar Allan Poe

World classics in the genre of horror and thriller. This new selection brings together 71 literary works of the famous authors: 

Edgar Allan Poe - THE GOLD-BUG

Edgar Allan Poe - THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM

Edgar Allan Poe - THE TELL-TALE HEART

Edgar Allan Poe - THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER

Edgar Allan Poe - THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH

Edgar Allan Poe - THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO

Edgar Allan Poe - THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE

Edgar Allan Poe - THE BLACK CAT

Edgar Allan Poe - THE FACTS IN THE CASE OF M. VALDEMAR

Edgar Allan Poe - HOP-FROG

H.P. Lovecraft - THE CALL OF CTHULHU

H.P. Lovecraft - DAGON

H.P. Lovecraft - THE TOMB

H.P. Lovecraft - THE PICTURE IN THE HOUSE

H.P. Lovecraft - THE CATS OF ULTHAR

H.P. Lovecraft - THE MUSIC OF ERICH ZANN

H.P. Lovecraft - THE OUTSIDER

H.P. Lovecraft - THE TEMPLE

H.P. Lovecraft - THE FESTIVAL

H.P. Lovecraft - THE SILVER KEY

H.P. Lovecraft - THE OTHER GODS

H.P. Lovecraft - THE RATS IN THE WALLS

H.P. Lovecraft - THE HAUNTER OF THE DARK

H.P. Lovecraft - THE TRANSITION OF JUAN ROMERO

H.P. Lovecraft - THE DUNWICH HORROR

H.P. Lovecraft - THE DOOM THAT CAME TO SARNATH

H.P. Lovecraft - FROM BEYOND

H.P. Lovecraft - THE HORROR AT RED HOOK

H.P. Lovecraft - THROUGH THE GATES OF THE SILVER KEY

H.P. Lovecraft - THE NAMELESS CITY

H.P. Lovecraft - PICKMAN'S MODEL

H.P. Lovecraft - THE DREAMS IN THE WITCH HOUSE

H.P. Lovecraft - HERBERT WEST–REANIMATOR

H.P. Lovecraft - THE STATEMENT OF RANDOLPH CARTER

H.P. Lovecraft - THE LURKING FEAR

H.P. Lovecraft - UNDER THE PYRAMIDS

H.P. Lovecraft - THE COLOUR OUT OF SPACE

H.P. Lovecraft - THE STRANGE HIGH HOUSE IN THE MIST

H.P. Lovecraft - COOL AIR

H.P. Lovecraft - IN THE VAULT

H.P. Lovecraft - THE HOUND

H.P. Lovecraft - THE SHUNNED HOUSE

H.P. Lovecraft - THE THING ON THE DOORSTEP

H.P. Lovecraft - THE UNNAMABLE

H.P. Lovecraft - THE WHISPERER IN DARKNESS

H.P. Lovecraft - THE SHADOW OUT OF TIME

Algernon Blackwood - THE WILLOWS

Ambrose Bierce - THE DEATH OF HALPIN FRAYSER

Ambrose Bierce - CHICKAMAUGA

Ambrose Bierce - AN OCCURRENCE AT OWL CREEK BRIDGE

Arthur Machen - THE GREAT GOD PAN

Bram Stoker - THE JUDGE'S HOUSE

Edward Frederic Benson - MRS. AMWORTH

Edward Frederic Benson - NEGOTIUM PERAMBULANS

Edward Frederic Benson - NABOTH'S VINEYARD

Edward Frederic Benson - AT THE FARMHOUSE

Edward Frederic Benson - THE WISHING-WELL

Edward Frederic Benson - THE TERROR BY NIGHT

Edward Frederic Benson - THE THING IN THE HALL

Edward Frederic Benson - THE CAT

Edward Frederic Benson - THE SANCTUARY

Francis Marion Crawford - THE UPPER BERTH

Francis Marion Crawford - FOR THE BLOOD IS THE LIFE

Francis Marion Crawford - THE SCREAMING SKULL

Francis Marion Crawford - THE DOLL'S GHOST

Francis Marion Crawford - MAN OVERBOARD!

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu - CARMILLA

Mary Shelley - FRANKENSTEIN, OR THE MODERN PROMETHEUS

Robert W. Chambers - THE KING IN YELLOW

William Hope Hodgson - THE GHOST PIRATES

Nikolai Gogol - THE VIY

Edgar Allan Poe
'Such a beacon of pleasure' KATE ATKINSON
'So smart and funny. Deplorably good' IAN RANKIN
'A gripping read' SUNDAY TIMES
THE FIRST BOOK IN THE #1 BESTSELLING THURSDAY MURDER CLUB SERIES BY TV PRESENTER RICHARD OSMAN
In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved murders.

But when a brutal killing takes place on their very doorstep, the Thursday Murder Club find themselves in the middle of their first live case.

Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron might be pushing eighty but they still have a few tricks up their sleeves.

Can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer before it's too late?
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB

'Thrilling, moving, laugh-out-loud funny' MARK BILLINGHAM

'A great read, I really enjoyed it' GRAHAM NORTON

'As the bodies pile up, and more is revealed of the lives and loves of Joyce, Ibrahim, Ron and Elizabeth, you can't help cheering them on - and hoping to meet them again soon' THE TIMES, CRIME BOOK OF THE MONTH

'Mystery fans are going to be enthralled' HARLAN COBEN

'Pure escapism' THE GUARDIAN, BEST CRIME AND THRILLERS OF 2020

'One of the most enjoyable books of the year' DAILY EXPRESS

'Smart, compassionate, warm, moving and so VERY funny' MARIAN KEYES

'As gripping as it is funny' EVENING STANDARD

'Funny, clever and achingly British' ADAM KAY

'An exciting new talent in crime fiction' DAILY MAIL

'A warm, wise and witty warning never to underestimate the elderly' VAL MCDERMID

'Delight after delight from first page to last' RED MAGAZINE

'I completely fell in love with it' SHARI LAPENA

'This is properly brilliant. The pages fly and I can't stop smiling' STEVE CAVANAGH

'Charming, clever debut' STYLIST

'I laughed my arse off' BELINDA BAUER

'A witty and poignant tale' DAILY TELEGRAPH

'Clever, clever plot' FIONA BARTON

'An absolutely delightful read' PRIMA MAGAZINE

'Utterly charming' SARAH PINBOROUGH

'Funny and original' THE SUN

'Properly funny and totally charming... steeped in Agatha Christie joy' ARAMINTA HALL

'This is one of the most delightful novels of the year' DAILY MIRROR

'A bundle of joy' JANE FALLON
The gripping new Ben Hope thriller from the Number One bestseller.

When ex-SAS major Ben Hope is urgently recalled to the UK from his base in France to assist with a family crisis, little does he know that he’s about to be drawn into one of the most dangerous missions of his career: his son Jude has been accused of a brutal murder, and all the evidence points to his guilt.

To prove Jude’s innocence Ben embarks on a wild chase, facing up against mysterious killers and piecing together a fragile web of clues. What connects an all-female criminal gang from the early 1900s called the Forty Elephants, a century-old vendetta and a shadowy government conspiracy that claimed millions of innocent lives?

Along the way Ben teams up with his former acquaintance, rugged Detective Tom McAllister. They’re heading for a showdown in the wilds of Cornwall, and the villains have no intention of letting Ben come out of it alive . . .

People can’t get enough of the Ben Hope series:

‘Compelling from the first page until the last, Mariani and his fabulous protagonist Ben Hope entertain in a gripping tale that will have you turning the pages well into the night’ Mark Dawson

‘Thrilling. Scott Mariani is at the top of his game’ Andy McDermott

‘A high level of realism ... the action scenes come thick and fast. Like the father of the modern thriller, Frederick Forsyth, Mariani has a knack for embedding his plots in the fears and preoccupations of their time’ Shots Magazine

‘James Bond meets Jason Bourne meets The Da Vinci Code’ J. L. Carrell

‘History, action, devious scheming and eye-opening detail. Mariani delivers a twisting storyline’ David Leadbeater

'Non-stop action – this book delivers’ Steve Berry

Her stomach lurches as she sits in the windowless room. He throws her phone to the ground, grinds it against the floor with the heel of his shoe and brings his face closer to hers. There was no turning back now, her life as she knew it was gone.

 

When the lifeless body of a man is found on an industrial estate, Detective Kim Stone arrives on the scene and discovers he’s been tortured in the worst way imaginable.

 

But as she breaks the devastating news to the victim’s wife, Diane Phipps, Kim can’t help feeling that something isn’t quite right about the woman’s reaction.

 

Twenty-four hours later, the victim’s family disappears into thin air.

 

Then a second body is found staked to the ground in a local nature reserve.

 

Desperate to crack the case open quickly, Kim and her team unravel a vital clue – a fiercely guarded secret that links both victims and could cost even more lives.

 

A secret that some police officers are also protecting.

 

Faced with deceit from those she should be able to trust, family members who won’t talk, and local reporter, Tracy Frost, opening a can of worms on the case of a woman murdered by her husband a year ago – Kim is in deep water like never before.

 

Kim must find the motive if she is to find the killer who is systematically targeting and torturing his victims. But can she unlock the shocking truth and stop him before he strikes again?

 

An absolutely jaw-dropping crime thriller from the number one, multi-million-copy bestselling author of the incredibly addictive Detective Kim Stone series.

 

What readers are saying about Twisted Lies:

 

OMG!!! SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!! WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO US ANGELA!!!! JUST WOW!!!! Seriously love, love LOVED this book!!!!..I was on the edge of my seat, biting my nails whilst feeling my heart pounding into the silly hours of the morning.... This is one of the best books I have ever read!!!! An absolute MUST READ!!!’ Bookworm86, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

‘The jack, queen, king and ace of crime fiction…It keeps on delivering, and you can't stop reading it until the fantastic ending…Another mesmerizing and riveting read! I find it insulting to even rate it giving between one to five stars, because how many stars should you give to the sun?’ The World Is Ours To Read, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

‘I must have uttered WTF out loud and in full many times…this may just be the best one in the series so far. I read it one afternoon…I devoured the pages, and couldn't get enough.’ Rachel’s Random Reads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

‘The most gripping, complicated, compelling and exciting outing for Kim Stone yet. You really won't be able to put it down.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘You are thrown straight into the action…I was invested in this book from the first pagegripping, thrilling and the plot moves at a great pace…my favourite book of the year.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Gripping, clever, unputdownable, thrilling and the plot moves at a great pace…I dare to say that this one is the best of the fourteen Kim Stone books…This book deserves MORE THAN FIVE STARS…’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘You won’t want to put it down until you’ve finished…chilling, brutal and stomach churning…I did find myself reading open mouthed as the plot begins to unfold...will make your heart beat faster and keep you hooked from the first page…Angela Marsons is undoubtedly the Queen of Crime!! Fab, fab, fab – what more can I say!!’ Stardust Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


WOW! Just Wow! This book has taken me on an emotional roller coasterI’ve definitely given this book 6 out of 5.’ John’s Book Shelf, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Exceptional…I was hooked from the very first page1000% recommend this series and author.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Each book just gets better and better, I always feel like doing a little happy dance when I see a new book is coming out…kept me turning the pages at a rapid rate, I read it in one sitting. Kim and her team almost feel like family…’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

‘You know it’s a fantastic book when you start it in the afternoon, hurry through all your normal ‘life chores’ in a race to get into bed and continue reading…totally worth a night of uninterrupted, heart-pumping reading! BookwormCatLady, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

OUT NOW from the bestselling author of THE MARTIAN

'Weir's finest work to date. . . This is the one book I read last year that I am certain I can recommend to anyone, no matter who, and know they'll love it.' BRANDON SANDERSON

'If you like a lot of science in your science fiction, Andy Weir is the writer for you. . . This one has everything fans of old school SF (like me) love.' GEORGE R.R. MARTIN

'Brilliantly funny and enjoyable. One of the most plausible science fiction books I've ever read' TIM PEAKE, astronaut
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A lone astronaut.
An impossible mission.
An ally he never imagined.

Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission - and if he fails, humanity and the earth itself will perish.

Except that right now, he doesn't know that. He can't even remember his own name, let alone the nature of his assignment or how to complete it.

All he knows is that he's been asleep for a very, very long time. And he's just been awakened to find himself millions of miles from home, with nothing but two corpses for company.

His crewmates dead, his memories fuzzily returning, Ryland realizes that an impossible task now confronts him. Hurtling through space on this tiny ship, it's up to him to puzzle out an impossible scientific mystery-and conquer an extinction-level threat to our species.

And with the clock ticking down and the nearest human being light-years away, he's got to do it all alone.

Or does he?

An irresistible interstellar adventure as only Andy Weir could imagine it, Project Hail Mary is a tale of discovery, speculation, and survival to rival The Martian -- while taking us to places it never dreamed of going.
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'One of the most original, compelling, and fun voyages I've ever taken.' ERNEST CLINE, author of Ready Player One and Ready Player Two

'Undisputedly the best book I've read in a very, very long time. Mark my words: Project Hail Mary is destined to become a classic.' BLAKE CROUCH

'An unforgettable story of survival and the power of friendship - nothing short of a science-fiction masterwork.' KIRKUS REVIEWS

'A suspenseful portrait of human ingenuity and resilience [that] builds to an unexpectedly moving ending. A winner.' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

'Weir returns with gusto . . . his writing flows naturally, and his characters and dialogue crackle with energy. With this novel, he takes his place as a genuine star in the mainstream SF world.' BOOKLIST
Do you ever think you're the only one making any sense? Or tried to reason with your partner with disastrous results? Do long, rambling answers drive you crazy? Or does your colleague's abrasive manner get your back up?

You are not alone. After a disastrous meeting with a highly successful entrepreneur, who was genuinely convinced he was 'surrounded by idiots', communication expert and bestselling author, Thomas Erikson dedicated himself to understanding how people function and why we often struggle to connect with certain types of people.

Originally published in Swedish in 2014 as Omgiven Av Idioter, Erikson's Surrounded by Idiots is already an international phenomenon, selling over 1.5 million copies worldwide, of which over 750,000 copies have been sold in Sweden alone. It offers a simple, yet ground-breaking method for assessing the personalities of people we communicate with - in and out of the office - based on four personality types (Red, Blue, Green and Yellow), and provides insights into how we can adjust the way(s) we speak and share information.

Erikson will help you understand yourself better, hone communication and social skills, handle conflict with confidence, improve dynamics with your boss and team, and get the best out of the people you deal with and manage. He also shares simple tricks on body language, improving written communication and advice on when to back away or when to push on, and when to speak up or indeed shut up. Packed with 'aha!' and 'oh no!' moments, Surrounded by Idiots will help you understand and influence those around you, even people you currently think are beyond all comprehension.

And with a bit of luck you can also be confident that the idiot out there isn't you!
See the Grishaverse come to life on screen with Shadow and Bone, now a Netflix original series.

Enter the Grishaverse with book one of the Shadow and Bone Trilogy by number one New York Times-bestselling author, Leigh Bardugo. Perfect for fans of Laini Taylor and Sarah J. Maas.


Soldier. Summoner. Saint. Orphaned and expendable, Alina Starkov is a soldier who knows she may not survive her first trek across the Shadow Fold - a swath of unnatural darkness crawling with monsters. But when her regiment is attacked, Alina unleashes dormant magic not even she knew she possessed.

Now Alina will enter a lavish world of royalty and intrigue as she trains with the Grisha, her country's magical military elite - and falls under the spell of their notorious leader, the Darkling. He believes Alina can summon a force capable of destroying the Shadow Fold and reuniting their war-ravaged country, but only if she can master her untamed gift.

As the threat to the kingdom mounts and Alina unlocks the secrets of her past, she will make a dangerous discovery that could threaten all she loves and the very future of a nation.

Welcome to Ravka . . . a world of science and superstition where nothing is what it seems.


Read all the books in the Grishaverse!

The Shadow and Bone Trilogy
(previously published as The Grisha Trilogy)
Shadow and Bone
Siege and Storm
Ruin and Rising

The Six of Crows Duology
Six of Crows
Crooked Kingdom

The King of Scars Duology
King of Scars
Rule of Wolves

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic
The Severed Moon: A Year-Long Journal of Magic
The Lives of Saints

Praise for the Grishaverse

"A master of fantasy." -The Huffington Post
"Utterly, extremely bewitching." -The Guardian
"The best magic universe since Harry Potter." -Bustle
"This is what fantasy is for." -The New York Times Book Review
"[A] world that feels real enough to have its own passport stamp." -NPR
"The darker it gets for the good guys, the better." -Entertainment Weekly
"Sultry, sweeping and picturesque. . . . Impossible to put down." -USA Today
"There's a level of emotional and historical sophistication within Bardugo's original epic fantasy that sets it apart." -Vanity Fair
"Unlike anything I've ever read." -Veronica Roth, bestselling author of Divergent
"Bardugo crafts a first-rate adventure, a poignant romance, and an intriguing mystery!" -Rick Riordan, bestselling author of the Percy Jackson series
'Such a beacon of pleasure' KATE ATKINSON
'So smart and funny. Deplorably good' IAN RANKIN
'A gripping read' SUNDAY TIMES
THE FIRST BOOK IN THE #1 BESTSELLING THURSDAY MURDER CLUB SERIES BY TV PRESENTER RICHARD OSMAN
In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved murders.

But when a brutal killing takes place on their very doorstep, the Thursday Murder Club find themselves in the middle of their first live case.

Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron might be pushing eighty but they still have a few tricks up their sleeves.

Can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer before it's too late?
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB

'Thrilling, moving, laugh-out-loud funny' MARK BILLINGHAM

'A great read, I really enjoyed it' GRAHAM NORTON

'As the bodies pile up, and more is revealed of the lives and loves of Joyce, Ibrahim, Ron and Elizabeth, you can't help cheering them on - and hoping to meet them again soon' THE TIMES, CRIME BOOK OF THE MONTH

'Mystery fans are going to be enthralled' HARLAN COBEN

'Pure escapism' THE GUARDIAN, BEST CRIME AND THRILLERS OF 2020

'One of the most enjoyable books of the year' DAILY EXPRESS

'Smart, compassionate, warm, moving and so VERY funny' MARIAN KEYES

'As gripping as it is funny' EVENING STANDARD

'Funny, clever and achingly British' ADAM KAY

'An exciting new talent in crime fiction' DAILY MAIL

'A warm, wise and witty warning never to underestimate the elderly' VAL MCDERMID

'Delight after delight from first page to last' RED MAGAZINE

'I completely fell in love with it' SHARI LAPENA

'This is properly brilliant. The pages fly and I can't stop smiling' STEVE CAVANAGH

'Charming, clever debut' STYLIST

'I laughed my arse off' BELINDA BAUER

'A witty and poignant tale' DAILY TELEGRAPH

'Clever, clever plot' FIONA BARTON

'An absolutely delightful read' PRIMA MAGAZINE

'Utterly charming' SARAH PINBOROUGH

'Funny and original' THE SUN

'Properly funny and totally charming... steeped in Agatha Christie joy' ARAMINTA HALL

'This is one of the most delightful novels of the year' DAILY MIRROR

'A bundle of joy' JANE FALLON
Do you ever think you're the only one making any sense? Or tried to reason with your partner with disastrous results? Do long, rambling answers drive you crazy? Or does your colleague's abrasive manner get your back up?

You are not alone. After a disastrous meeting with a highly successful entrepreneur, who was genuinely convinced he was 'surrounded by idiots', communication expert and bestselling author, Thomas Erikson dedicated himself to understanding how people function and why we often struggle to connect with certain types of people.

Originally published in Swedish in 2014 as Omgiven Av Idioter, Erikson's Surrounded by Idiots is already an international phenomenon, selling over 1.5 million copies worldwide, of which over 750,000 copies have been sold in Sweden alone. It offers a simple, yet ground-breaking method for assessing the personalities of people we communicate with - in and out of the office - based on four personality types (Red, Blue, Green and Yellow), and provides insights into how we can adjust the way(s) we speak and share information.

Erikson will help you understand yourself better, hone communication and social skills, handle conflict with confidence, improve dynamics with your boss and team, and get the best out of the people you deal with and manage. He also shares simple tricks on body language, improving written communication and advice on when to back away or when to push on, and when to speak up or indeed shut up. Packed with 'aha!' and 'oh no!' moments, Surrounded by Idiots will help you understand and influence those around you, even people you currently think are beyond all comprehension.

And with a bit of luck you can also be confident that the idiot out there isn't you!
The gripping No. 1 Sunday Times crime thriller She runs

A woman runs alone in the woods. She convinces herself she’s safe.

He watches

But a predator is watching from the shadows. Waiting for the perfect moment to attack.

He waits

They thought they caught him. But another victim has just been found.

The hunt has only just begun. And the killer is ready to strike again...

Reader reviews for The Silent Wife

‘Wow. Wow. Wow. I loved it’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I still keep thinking about the story days after finishing’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘One of the most extraordinary, twisted plots I’ve read in ages’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Her writing style literally grabs you and sucks you in’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Read this book. You won’t regret it’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘No words to capture the sheer excellence of this author’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A wonderfully dark and twisted thriller that will leave you breathless’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Read in an overnight sitting as I could not stop’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Terrifyingly dark and unsettling storytelling at its absolute finest’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Praise for the Number One bestselling author:

‘Passion, intensity, and humanity’ Lee Child

‘I’d follow her anywhere’ Gillian Flynn

‘One of the boldest thriller writers working today’ Tess Gerritsen

‘Her characters, plot, and pacing are unrivalled’ Michael Connelly

‘A writer of extraordinary talents’ Kathy Reichs

‘Fiction doesn't get any better than this’ Jeffery Deaver

‘A great writer at the peak of her powers’ Peter James

'Karin Slaughter has – by far – the best name of all of us mystery novelists' James Patterson

‘With heart and skill Karin Slaughter keeps you hooked from the first page until the last’ Camilla Lackberg

‘It’s big, dark, rich, satisfying, and bloody – like a perfectly cooked steak’ Stuart MacBride

AN INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK

'The Sanatorium will keep you checking over your shoulder. This spine-tingling, atmospheric thriller has it all: an eerie Alpine setting, sharp prose, and twists you'll never see coming. A must-read.'
Richard Osman

'An eerie, atmospheric novel that had me completely on the edge of my seat.' Reese Witherspoon

EVERYONE'S IN DANGER. ANYONE COULD BE NEXT.

An imposing, isolated hotel, high up in the Swiss Alps, is the last place Elin Warner wants to be. But she's taken time off from her job as a detective, so when she receives an invitation out of the blue to celebrate her estranged brother's recent engagement, she has no choice but to accept.

Arriving in the midst of a threatening storm, Elin immediately feels on edge. Though it's beautiful, something about the hotel, recently converted from an abandoned sanatorium, makes her nervous - as does her brother, Isaac.

And when they wake the following morning to discover his fiancée Laure has vanished without a trace, Elin's unease grows. With the storm cutting off access to and from the hotel, the longer Laure stays missing, the more the remaining guests start to panic.

But no-one has realized yet that another woman has gone missing. And she's the only one who could have warned them just how much danger they're all in . . .
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'The Sanatorium is an absolutely splendid Gothic thriller.' A. J. Finn
'One of the best books of 2021 [...] guaranteed to give you goosebumps.' Woman & Home
'I absolutely loved The Sanatorium - it gave me all the wintry thrills and chills.' Lucy Foley
'A menacing, creepy debut [...] echoes of Hitchcock and du Maurier.' Daily Mail
'A chillingly vivid thriller in a fantastic setting.' T. M. Logan

***** 'Thrilling, chilling - a tingles down my spine type of read.'
***** 'Imagine a universe where Agatha Christie and Stephen King collaborated on a book.'
***** 'Sarah Pearse wastes no time in ramping up the tension and is clearly destined to be a master of this genre.'

'Simply Brilliant' THE SECRET BARRISTER
'Passionate and brilliantly argued' DAVID OLUSOGA
'An admirably personal guide' MARINA HYDE
'Smart, analytical, self-aware and important' ALASTAIR CAMPBELL



THE INTIMATE, REVEALING NEW BOOK FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BESTSELLING, PRIZE-WINNING HOW TO BE RIGHT

There's no point having a mind if you're not willing to change it

James O'Brien has built well over a million loyal listeners to his radio show by dissecting the opinions of callers live on air, every day. But winning the argument doesn't necessarily mean you're right.

In this deeply personal book, James turns the mirror on himself to reveal what he has changed his mind about and why, and explores how examining and changing our own views is our new civic duty in a world of outrage, disagreement and echo chambers. He writes candidly about the stiff upper lip attitudes and toxic masculinity that coloured his childhood, and the therapy and personal growth that have led him question his assumptions and explore new perspectives. Laying open his personal views on everything from racial prejudice to emotional vulnerability, from fat-shaming to tattoos, he then delves into the real reasons -- often irrational or unconscious -- he holds them.

Unflinchingly honest, revealing and funny, How Not to Be Wrong is a tonic for a world more divided than ever and a personal manifesto for a better way of thinking and living.

Because after all, if we can't change our own minds we'll never really be able to change anyone else's.
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