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The new Roy Grace novel

The new Roy Grace novel

The last words Jamie Ball hears from his fiancée, Logan Somerville, are in a terrified mobile phone call. She has just driven into the underground car park beneath the block of flats where they live in Brighton. Then she screams and the phone goes dead... 

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Villa America

Villa America

From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Tigers in Red Weather, a gorgeous novel of the 1920s on the French Riviera, and an enthralling marriage.

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Memory Man

Memory Man

Memory Man, the new novel from blockbuster author David Baldacci, where an extraordinary man races to hunt down a terrible killer...

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Poldark

Poldark

Tired from a grim war in America, Ross Poldark returns to his land and his family. But the joyful homecoming he anticipated turns sour – his father is dead, his estate is derelict and the girl he loves is engaged to his cousin...

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Discover our new Picador Classic books

Discover our new Picador Classic books

The Picador Classic series gives you a chance to read (or reread) some of the best work in literature. 

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Adults' books

Crime and thriller
Historical
Lifestyle
Sci-fi and Fantasy
A murder dressed up as suicide and corruption that goes to the heart of government unite ex-cop Nicci Armstrong and ex-con Joey Phelps in a deadly quest to learn the truth. What they discover proves what both have always known - villainy is rife on both sides of the law.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia: when a French man is found brutally murdered, Commandant Serge Morel finds his holiday drawn to an abrupt halt. Opening his investigation, the Parisian detective soon discovers that in this lush land of great beauty and immense darkness, nothing is quite as it seems...
New Orleans, 1919. As a dark serial killer - The Axeman - stalks the city, three individuals set out to unmask him. Though every citizen of the 'Big Easy' thinks they know who could be behind the terrifying murders, Detective Lieutenant Michael Talbot, heading up the official investigation, is struggling to find leads.
When a young girl is kidnapped during a terrorist attack in Amsterdam, it's up to Brigadier Pieter Vos to uncover the truth behind her abduction. But Vos' investigation goes deeper and darker than expected - from the brothels of the city, to the hierarchy of the security services.
Mightier than the Sword opens with an IRA bomb exploding during the MV Buckingham's maiden voyage across the Atlantic - but how many passengers lose their lives? Jeffrey Archer's compelling Clifton Chronicles continue in this spellbinding story with all the trademark twists and turns that have made him one of the world's most popular authors.
A notorious treasure hunter and tomb robber, Broadbent accumulated over half a billion dollars' worth of priceless art, gems and artefacts before vanishing - along with his entire collection. If the sons wish to claim their fabulous inheritance, they must find their father's carefully concealed tomb. 
In May 1945, with victory in Europe established, the war was all but over. But on the other side of the world, the Allies were still engaged in a bitter struggle to control the Pacific. And it was then that the Japanese unleashed a terrible new form of warfare: the suicide pilots, or Kamikaze.
Archaeologist, spy, Arabist, linguist, author, poet, photographer, mountaineer and nation builder, Gertrude Bell was born in 1868 into a world of privilege and plenty, but she turned her back on all that for her passion for the Arab peoples, becoming the architect of the independent kingdom of Iraq and seeing its first king Faisal safely onto the throne in 1921. 
In Civil War, Peter Ackroyd continues his dazzling account of England's history, beginning with the progress south of the Scottish king, James VI, who on the death of Elizabeth I became the first Stuart king of England, and ends with the deposition and flight into exile of his grandson, James II.
The youngest of the five sons of Henry II, John had small hope of securing any significant inheritance. Then, in 1199, on the death of his older brother Richard, John took possession of the vast Angevin lands in England. But by his death in 1216, he had lost almost all that he inherited, and had come perilously close to losing his English kingdom, too.
The heartbreaking diary of a sixteen-year-old Russian high school student who was living in Leningrad during the Nazi siege that began in 1941. Lena was worrying about her homework and whether Vova, the boy she liked, liked her. Then Hitler broke his pact with Stalin and declared war on the Soviet Union.
Would-be gardener Daisy can't believe her luck when her parents announce they're off on a midlife-crisis gap year, leaving her in charge of their gorgeous garden. As Daisy wrestles the garden into something resembling order, her feelings for handsome Irishman George, begin to take root. But Daisy's heart's desire - her parent's garden - is under threat...
Dr Colella examines the reasons why we feel so hungry and dismisses the diet myths that have recently been endorsed. He introduces a simple and practical three stage plan that increases satiety and curbs your carbohydrate intake resulting in sustained weight loss.
Comfortably settled into his expatriate life in post-war Britain, Headmaster Theodore's secrets are set to remain deeply buried. Until shebreezes in. ia cuts through his reserve and, for the first time in years, Theodore finds himself able to confront his past and reveal the events carved into his heart and seared into his soul.
Professor David Crystal unearths some lovely old gems of the English language, dusts them down and makes them live again for a new generation.

squinch [noun, Devon] A narrow crack in a wall or a space between floorboards. 'I lost sixpence through a squinch in the floor'.
 
Maia D'Aplièse and her five sisters gather together at their childhood home, having been told that their beloved father has died. Maia and her sisters were all adopted by him as babies and, discovering he has already been buried at sea, each of them is handed a tantalising clue to their true heritage - a clue which takes Maia across the world to a crumbling mansion in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
My New Roots cookbook is packed with over 100 simple and mouth-watering vegetarian recipes, with options that are free from dairy, sugar and gluten, low carb and alkaline rich. My New Roots puts delicious, irresistible, whole foods at the centre of your plate to help boost your energy levels, and make your body and mind healthy and happy, one meal at a time.
A Cenobite Hell Priest known as Pinhead is killing off the last of Earth's magicians, gorging on their knowledge to enhance his own magical powers as part of a quest to take over Hell. But while investigating one such case, Harry inadvertently opens up a portal between Hell and Earth...
Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep the powers of the corrupted Wood at bay. But the Dragon demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.
On the day Kyndra comes of age, she accidentally disrupts an ancient ceremony, ending centuries of tradition. So when an unnatural storm targets her superstitious community, Kyndra is blamed. Together, they flee to the hidden citadel of Naris. And here, Kyndra experiences disturbing visions of the past, showing war and one man's terrifying response... but first Kyndra will be brutally tested in a bid to unlock her own magic.
As the empire of Mann threatens the world with enslavement, only a single island nation continues to stand in its way - the Free Ports of the democras. For ten years they have held their own, but now the empire draws its noose even tighter over them. Rallying to its defence is the cripple and troubleshooter Coya Zeziké. With him is Shard, the only Dreamer of the Free Ports, a woman capable of manipulating waking reality or the strange dimensions of the Black Dream.
Caeli-Amur: an ancient city harbouring hidden mysteries, ruled by three warring Houses. But things are changing in Caeli-Amur. Ancient minotaurs arrive for the traditional Festival of the Sun and New-Men bring wondrous technology from their homeland. Hideously disfigured Wastelanders stream into the city and strikes break out in the factory district. Three very different people may hold the key to the city's survival but only if they can put aside their own personal vendettas.
Thorvald Spear wakes in hospital, where he finds he's been brought back from the dead. What's more, he died in a human vs. alien war which ended a whole century ago. But when he relives his traumatic final moments, he finds the spark to keep on living. That spark is vengeance.

Children's books

Picture books
Baby and toddler
7 - 9 year olds
Teenagers
First published by Macmillan in 1907, this charming miniature edition of Carroll's classic tale is specially abridged for younger readers, a sixth of the length of the original 1865 edition. It features 32 brightly coloured illustrations by Sir John Tenniel, uniquely featuring Alice in a red dress. Faithfully reproduced from a rare archive copy, this unique little book retains all the charm of the historic original.
There's a hullabaloo at the seaside when a toddler takes his friends on a stroll to the end of the pier. There are buzzing bees, bicycle bells and a whole beachful of noisy fun. Even the smallest toddler will enjoy the wonderfully silly sounds in this book, so join in and waddle along -- you've never been on a walk like it!
Meet a cat who is the king of his house, until something terrible happens! Someone else arrives and they are dribbly and disgusting. Will King Cat ever get used to having a dog around?
Rabbits don't belong in the farmyard. So it creates quite a stir when Rupert pops up. He tries to make himself useful, but he can't cock-a-doodle-do like Cockerel, and when he tries to lay an egg like Dora the duck, it's a disaster! Luckily Rupert is good at digging, which soon leads to the most unexpected farm job of all...
Poor Mouse! He's just about to tuck into a sandwich, when who should swoop in but Seagull - and gobbles it up. Mouse's crisps aren't safe either ... what a greedy and ill-mannered bird he is! But Mouse has a fiendish trick up his sleeve, which just might cure Seagull of his thieving ways...
When a little boy's ball disappears down a mysterious hole in the garden, he can't stop thinking about what could be down there – a little mouse's house? The lair of a hungry troll? Or maybe even a dragon's den. Whatever it may be, he's determined to find out!
Ellen gets a big shock when her double appears out of the bathroom mirror, but Mirror-Belle is a double with a difference! She is a princess, and a mischievous one at that. She is sure that Ellen's chicken pox is actually dragon pox - and she is full of ideas about how to make the spots disappear.
Have a fun day out at the water park. Help the children get changed into their swimming costumes, whizz down the water slide and race across the indoor pool. Children will love playing with the easy-to-handle mechanisms in this bright and colourful board book with gentle rhyming text and wonderful illustrations by Rebecca Finn.
Best Friends is a first look at the familiar expressions that an older baby hears over and over again, such as Bang-bang! Be quiet! Look at me! Well done! Sleep tight, I love you. The phrases are matched with bright, cheerful and endearing animal characters that babies (and their parents) will identify with. Sturdy little tabs along the top and down the side of the page help baby find their favourite page, and encourage interactivity. 
When Ted falls out of bed, three tearaway mice whisk him off on amazing night-time adventure. They zoom around in fast cars, go on a balloon ride and climb a building-block mountain. It's all very exciting, but will Ted ever get back to his bed?
Perfect for little hands, this chunky board book encourages readers to join in with the farm animal sounds, while they piece together five simple puzzles to make their favourite animal characters from the original hugely successful picture book.
Lewis Carroll's Wonderland characters are as fresh and engaging as the day he dreamt them up. Alice in Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole book and CD pack, for young readers, is a glorious introduction to Alice's magical universe from bestselling illustrator Eric Puybaret. 
A pop-up jungle book from the creator of Dear Zoo. Turn the pages to find out who else is hiding in the jungle, and see if you can spot all the animals. But watch out -- there's a really big surprise at the end!
Jelly, Myf and Roobs have an exciting summer ahead. Not only are they going to be bridesmaids, but they're going to see OMG live in concert! They just need to find a not-stupid way to get enough money for the concert tickets first. Then they have to become totally pro street dancers so they can fulfil Jelly's mum's wedding dream. And then there's the small issue of Jelly not embarrassing herself in front of Roger Lovely, which is quite hard with a name like Jelly...
Follow Andy and Terry's crazy adventures in the WORLD'S BEST treehouse! It's got a giant catapult, a secret underground laboratory, a tank of man-eating sharks and a marshmallow machine that follows you around and shoots marshmallows into your mouth whenever you're hungry! 
Rory Rooney likes to be prepared for all eventualities. His favourite book is Don't Be Scared, Be Prepared, and he could even survive a hippo attack. But Rory isn't prepared when he suddenly and inexplicably turns green! Stuck in an isolation ward in a hospital far from home, Rory's as confused by his new condition as the medics seem to be. But what if it's not in his genes, or a virus, or something he ate? What if turning green actually means you've turned into a superhero?
When Ada travels to the seaside resort of Brighton on holiday, she is very excited to meet leading followers of fashion Lady Vivienne Dashwood and her rival, the fashionable shepherd, Beau Peeps. They are there preparing for World Frock Night - a lavish ball where everyone dresses up in their finest costumes to compete for the grand prize. But, as usual, nothing goes to plan, and becoming the belle of the ball will prove to be Ada's biggest challenge yet . . .
Who needs friends when you've got MONSTERS? Nelson stumbles across a machine designed to extract the 7 deadly sins, the machine had a fault - once extracted, the sins became living, breathing monsters who would then follow the sinner around for eternity.
Life isn't easy for Margaret. She's moved away from her childhood home, she's starting a new school, finding new friends - and she's convinced she's not normal. And, worst of all, she's a 'late developer'. It's too embarrassing to talk to her parents about these things. So she talks to God instead - and waits for an answer...
Olivia Grace is completely average. Or so she thinks . . . until Her Royal Highness, Princess Mia Thermopolis turns up at her school one day and whisks Olivia away to New York City! But discovering that your father is actually the Prince of Genovia is quite a shock. Olivia's got a lot to learn about her long-lost family - and everyone's got a lot to learn about her!
After losing both her parents before the age of seventeen, aspiring designer Caitlin feels like her whole world has been turned upside down, and that was before the terrifying encounter with a supernatural force. Then she learns that her bad-boy neighbour, Adrian - who might have just saved her life - is actually a half-demon vampire.
Weekly ballet classes are Harriet Morton's only escape from her intolerably dull life. So when she is chosen to join a corps de ballet which is setting off on a tour of the Amazon, she leaps at the chance to run away for good. Performing in the grand opera houses is everything Harriet dreamed of, and falling in love with an aristocratic exile makes her new life complete. Swept away by it all, she is unaware that her father and intended fiancé have begun to track her down . . .
Still the bravest, freshest, fruitiest and most honest account of first love, first sex and first heartbreak ever written for teens. It was a book ahead of its time - and remains, after forty years in print, a teenage bestseller. Now with a brand-new cover look.
Cath has always buried herself in the romantic fan fiction she writes, but at university she finds there's more to learn about love than in her books...

Special collector's edition with limited edition Emergency Dance Party print, coloured edges and ribbon marker.