Fiction Bestsellers - Whickham Library

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SEPTEMBER - FICTION
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AUTHOR
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Beating About the Bush by M.C. Beaton

One of Agatha Raisin's quirks is her tendency to exclaim, every time she drove along a motorway bordered by woodland, 'What a good place to dump a body!' She’s clearly not the only one to think so after Mrs Dunwiddy is found dead, by the road leading out of Mircester.

Blue Moon by Lee Child

In a nameless city, two criminal gangs, one Albanian, the other Ukrainian, compete for control. But they hadn't counted on Reacher arriving on their patch. He's on a bus, watching an old man sleeping, with an envelope of cash hanging out of his pocket. Reacher offers to help him home.
The Night Fire by Michael Connelly

When Bosch was a rookie, he had a mentor who taught him to take work personally. Now that mentor, J.J. Thompson, is dead; after his funeral his widow hands Bosch a murder book that Thompson took when he left the LAPD - an unsolved killing. Bosch brings the murder book to Renee Ballard and asks her to help him investigate the case.
Sword of Kings by Bernard Cornwell

The Last Kingdom Series' goes from strength to strength with Uhtred, facing a new world, with changing allegiances, but still held by traditional loyalties.
The Christmas Wedding by Dilly Court

1867 Daisy, secretly engaged to her master's son, is jilted at the altar. Heartbroken, she flees to the village of Little Creek on the coast of Essex. Daisy makes friends in earnest doctor Nicholas and dashing smuggler Jay, but also enemies, who threaten to destroy everything she’s built.
Snow Angels by Nadine Dorries

The Angels must battle through the snow to save Victoria's baby and young doctor Teddy  Davenport begins to make some serious mistakes.
The Lying Room by Nicci French

A friend. A mother. A wife. Neve is all these things. She’s also made mistakes; but one mistake is spiralling out of control and Neve is bringing those around her into danger. How far will she go to protect those she loves? A liar. A cheat. Neve is also these things. Could she be a murderer?
The Shape of Night by Tess Gerritsen

When Ava arrives at Brodie's Watch, she thinks she’s found the perfect place to hide from her past. Something terrible happened, something she’s ashamed of; all she wants is to forget. But the old house on the hill both welcomes and repels her; Ava begins to suspect she isn’t alone.
A Precious Gift by Rosie Goodwin

1911. When Holly's grandfather tries to force her to marry a widower twice her age, she says no. Holly flees to London where she begins nurse training in the local hospital and meets Dr Parkin. When Dr Parkin proposes, Holly finally feels like she'll have the family she so longs for.
Now You See Them by Elly Griffiths

Edgar Stephens is now a Superintendent, married to former DS Emma Holmes. Magician Max Mephisto is a movie star in Hollywood, while his daughter Ruby has her own TV show. The  funeral of Stan Parks, aka Diablo, comrade to Edgar and Max, throws the gang back together.  
The Guardians by John Grisham

Quincy’s on Death Row, accused of killing a lawyer. There were no witnesses or motive, just the fact that Quincy was black and a blood-splattered torch was found in his car, a torch he swore was planted. Finally, after 22 years, an innocence lawyer Cullen Post, takes on his case.
Christmas in Peppercorn Street by Anna Jacobs

Christmas is coming but the mood on Peppercorn Street isn’t jolly. Claire’s convinced her stalker ex will catch up with her, and Luke is finding that living with his estranged teenage daughter brings its own problems. When an accident brings them together, Luke offers shelter in his home. Will this Christmas give them the best present of all: a new family?
The Secret of Cold Hill by Peter James

Cold Hill House has been razed to the ground, replaced with a development of modern homes. For Jason and Emily, this is their forever home, and for Maurice and Claudette, it's the perfect place to live out retirement. But looks are deceptive and it's only a matter of days before both couples start to feel they are not alone in their new homes.
The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes 1930’s England; Alice makes an impulsive decision to marry American Bennett van Cleve and leave her home behind. She meets Margery O'Hare - daughter of a notorious felon. Margery's on a mission to spread the wonder of books and reading to the poor - she needs Alice's help.
19th Christmas by James Patterson

The Women's Murder club unite to protect the streets of San Francisco once more.
Burnt Island by Kate Rhodes

As the sun sets on bonfire night, a man's charred body is found on Burnt Island, surrounded by threats in the old Cornish language. Deputy Chief of Police Ben Kitto has no choice but to ban all travel between the islands, forcing the community of just eighty islanders to remain within reach, while he hunts for the killer.
The Sun Sister by Lucinda Riley

Electra D'Apliese receives a letter from a stranger who claims to be her grandmother. In 1939, Cecily Huntley-Morgan arrives in Kenya to nurse a broken heart. Cecily finds herself isolated and alone. Until she discovers a new-born baby abandoned in the woods next to her farmhouse.
Child’s Play by Danielle Steel

Kate is an esteemed Manhattan lawyer. After losing her husband in an accident, she's raised their three children single-handedly. Now in their twenties, she feels that they are well set up to travel the path she planned.  
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