When a stranger arrives in Vigàta, the town's inhabitants immediately become unsettled. It seems the young man, Fofo, is the son of a local peasant; a man who was murdered many years before. Fofo opens his own pharmacy in Vigàta and his remedies are sought by many. But it won't be long before death visits Vigàta and the town and its most noble family will never be the same again...
This edition brings together three of Jeffrey Archer's classic collections of short stories: To Cut a Long Story Short, Cat O' Nine Tales and And Thereby Hangs a Tale, showcasing the master storyteller's skill like never before. The stories held in these pages are irresistible: ingeniously plotted, with richly drawn characters and deliciously unexpected conclusions.
An icy chill is descending on Manchester as a sinister masked attacker haunts the city. Newly-promoted Detective Inspector Jessica Daniel is facing new challenges, professional - and personal. Top of the list is to catch the person who is stirring up memories of the notorious Stretford Slasher.
When skeletal remains are found beneath the fortified walls of an ancient castle on Northumberland's rugged coastline, DCI Kate Daniels calls on a forensic anthropologist to help identify the corpse. As Daniels encounters dead end after dead end and the body count rises, it soon becomes apparent that someone is hiding more than one deadly secret...
A group of old university friends leave the bright lights of London and travel to Unst, Shetland's most northerly island, to celebrate the marriage of one of their friends to a Shetlander. But late on the night of the wedding party, one of them, Eleanor, disappears - apparently into thin air.
The fourth spellbinding book in the epic Clifton Chronicles series. Be Careful What You Wish For opens with Harry Clifton and his wife Emma rushing to hospital to learn the fate of their son Sebastian, who has been involved in a fatal car accident. But who died, Sebastian or his best friend Bruno?
A vivid, authoritative account of the investigation and trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius. Written by Mandy Weiner and Barry Batemen, the go-to journalists on the case for the world's media, Behind the Door is a compelling narrative that meticulously unpacks the evidence that has been so heavily scrutinised on all sides.
The third volume of Peter Ackroyd's magisterial six-part History of England, taking readers from the accession of the first Stuart king, James I, to the overthrow of his grandson, James II.
This book hurls you into a London torn apart by the First World War and the life of Hannah, a dutiful young wife faced with the most dangerous of temptations.
General George S. Patton, Jr. died under mysterious circumstances in the months following the end of World War II. For almost seventy years, there has been suspicion that his death was not an accident-and may very well have been an act of assassination.
On the Indonesian island of Java, eight-year-old Lise enjoys a happy childhood, thousands of miles away from the war raging in Europe. Then, one day in 1942, her friends and neighbours start to disappear. For two years, Lise and her family were imprisoned in POW camps, surviving starvation, illness and brutal treatment at the hands of their Japanese captors - but they never gave up hope.
In the First World War, Ronald Skirth was an ordinary tommy. His experiences were like those of many others, save in one thing. When Skirth went out into No Man's Land after Passchendaele and saw the dead body of a teenaged German soldier, he resolved that he would never again help to take a human life.
Cook Like A Man is the official Movember cookbook, offering delicious, hearty, man-friendly recipes and advice on how to conduct yourself like a modern gentleman, both in and out of the kitchen.
Freud worked sixteen hours a day, but Gertrude Stein could never write for more than thirty minutes, and F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote in gin-fuelled bursts – he believed alcohol was essential to his creative process. Daily Rituals examines the working routines of more than a hundred and sixty of the greatest philosophers, writers, composers and artists ever to have lived.
Three women's struggle against hardship and heartache during the Second World War. Soon, the war irrevocably changes each of these women and they are thrust into a world of heartache and strife beyond anything they have had to endure before.
The super-fresh new science of how the brain learns. Filled with powerful wisdom, stories and practical tips, it gets to the very heart of the learning process; and gives us the keys to reach our very fullest potential in every walk of life.
For the first time, the inspirational wisdom of Oprah Winfrey has been collected into a beautiful keepsake book. Candid, moving, exhilarating, uplifting, and frequently humorous, each essay offers a rare and intimate glimpse into the heart and mind of one of the world's most extraordinary women.
Nadia's cooking has made her a firm favourite with women everywhere. She knows how challenging it can be to get good food on the table in the midst of school runs, husband-wrangling, dog walking and a busy day job. She shares over 100 of her favourite recipes, all tested on her own family and guaranteed to be stress-free to cook and delicious to eat.
The Future for Curious People follows the entwined lives of a group of new adults, set in motion by the premise of a look into the future. Meet Evelyn and Godfrey. Evelyn is breaking up with her boyfriend, Adrian, as she's seen their dismal future together at Dr Chin's office. Meanwhile, Godfrey is proposing to his girlfriend, Madge - who's not quite willing to take that leap. Then, one day, Evelyn and Godfrey meet...
Cash-strapped, working for agencies and living in shared accommodation, Stephanie Booth feels she can fall no further. So when she takes a new room at the right price, she believes her luck has finally turned. But 82 Edgware Road is not what it appears to be...
The classic, bestselling novel that launched James Herbert's career with a glow-in-the-dark cover.
For millions of years man and rats have been natutal enemies. But now for the first time, the balance of power has shifted...
The Emperor has been murdered, leaving the Annurian Empire in turmoil. Now his progeny must prepare to unmask a conspiracy. His son Valyn, training for the empire's deadliest fighting force, hears the news an ocean away. And after several 'accidents' and a dying soldier's warning, he realises his life is also in danger...
The Banished Lands are torn by war as the army of High King Nathair sweeps the realm challenging all who oppose his holy crusade. Allied with the manipulative Queen Rhin of Cambren, there are few who can stand against him. But Rhin is playing her own games and has her eyes on a far greater prize...
Fifteen thousand years after the War of the Gods and their corpses now lie scattered across the world, slowly dying as men and women awake with strange powers that are derived from their bodies. While some see these powers as a gift - most call them a curse.
Sun Chamber Officer Lucan Drakenfeld is recalled home to the ancient city of Tryum and rapidly embroiled in a mystifying case. The King's sister has been found brutally murdered - her beaten and bloody body discovered in a locked temple.