Hot off the Press

robert-1‘The Silkworm – A Comoran Strike Novel’ by Robert Galbraith

J. K. Rowling (under her Robert Galbraith pseudonym) brings us another thrilling adventure tale, courtesy of private detective Cormoran Strike and his assistant, Robin Ellacott. Hot on the heels of their last mystery in the novel The Cuckoo’s Calling this ynamic duo sets about uncovering the sinister truths about novelist Owen Quine who disappears for an unknown reason. A difficult-toput- down, compelling read to the very last page.

‘Personal’ by Lee Child

As one of the world’s leading thriller writers, Child delivers yet another heart stopping read in his latest offering, Personal. Jack Reacher is brought back into the detective game as he is tasked with tracking down a hitman who has taken a long-range shot at the French president. Child takes Reacher across the Atlantic to Paris and then to London in this fast paced tale of mystery and personal vendettas.

‘Stone Matress: Nine Tales’ by Margaret Atwood

Atwood delivers some serious storytelling punch in this novel made up of nine tales. With hints of the fantastical, readers of Stone Mattress will be seduced by stories such as that of a woman born with a genetic abnormality meaning she is constantly mistaken for a vampire and a recently widowed fantasy writer who is guided through a stormy winter evening by the voice of her late husband.

‘Us’ by David Nicholls

He did it with One Day and he has done it again in new novel Us; Nicholls intertwines wit, sadness and brutal realism into a tale of family relations. Waterstones has predicted that this publication will be “one of the major events in the world of books in 2014”
and we wholeheartedly agree.

‘Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage’ by Haruki Murakami and Philip Gabriel

Selling more than a million copies in its first week in Japan, you can expect big things from this book by internationally acclaimed authors Murakami and Gabriel. It tells the story of a man whose four best senior school friends, Mr Red, Mr Blue, Miss White and Miss Black, ostracise him because he is ‘colourless’, that is he is the only one without a kanji symbol for a colour. Murakami’s UK publisher, Liz Foley at Harvill Secker told The Guardian that she predicted the novel would “inspire a whole new raft of fans for his work”.

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