Pan Macmillan bestselling fiction and non fiction books

The Escape

The Escape

Military CID investigator John Puller must decide what is more important to him... his loyalty to his country, or to his brother? 

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You Are Here

You Are Here

A visually stunning tour of Earth from Commander Chris Hadfield, taken from the International Space Station.

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Lamentation

Lamentation

Lawyer-detective Matthew Shardlake is summoned to Whitehall Palace and asked for help by his old patron, the now beleaguered and desperate Queen...

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Choose your own ending

Choose your own ending

When Red meets the handsome and charming Bryce, there is an instant attraction. But soon romance turns into terrifying obsession.

Do you have what it takes to be a hero?
The Abyss Beyond Dreams

The Abyss Beyond Dreams

Bestselling science fiction master Peter F. Hamilton is back with the first of a new two-book saga set in his popular Commonwealth universe. 

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Edge of Eternity

Edge of Eternity

Do you remember where you were when the Berlin Wall fell or when President Obama was elected? Share your memory of where you were when some of the events featured in Edge of Eternity took place, and you could see them published in the paperback edition of the book.

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Naming Jack the Ripper

Naming Jack the Ripper

Discover the story behind the biggest forensic breakthrough since 1888.

Video: discovering the identity of Jack The Ripper

News and events

19.12.2014
The Greatest Magician in the World
We're delighted to announce that Macmillan Children’s Books will be publishing a magical interactive novelty picture book from radio and television personality Matt Edmondson, who currently presents the BBC Radio 1 Weekend Breakfast Show.
29.01.2015
Neal Asher will be signing copies of Dark Intelligence, the first book in a high-octane SF trilogy set in his popular Polity universe. 
Location:  Forbidden Planet, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
Date: 29.01.2015
29.01.2015
Professor Tanya Byron will take part in SALON North; an evening of science, art and psychology in Harrogate. Byron will discuss her new book The Skeleton Cupboard in which she shares powerful stories inspired by her years of training as a clinical psychologist.
Location:  Harrogate Masonic Hall, Station Avenue, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 5NE
Date: 29.01.2015
Price:  £18.00

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On The Trail of History for Edge of Eternity

The first of a series of videos following bestselling author Ken Follett as he travels to the States to research his epic novel, Edge of Eternity. From the cold war and the fight for civil rights to teenage rebellion on the streets of swinging Sixties London the book is a tale of the fight for individual freedom in a world gripped by the mightiest clash of superpowers it has ever seen.

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Books on business

Whether you're a high-flying entrepreneur or thinking about going it alone with a start-up, these tips from business leaders and contemporary thinkers will help you on your way.

Adults' books

Crime and thriller
Historical
Lifestyle
Science fiction and fantasy
Two brothers from the same criminal family die within hours of each other, five miles apart, one on the edge of a Newcastle industrial estate. Who wanted them dead? Will they kill again? Investigating these brutal and bloody killings leads DCI Kate Daniels to break some rules, putting her career as well as her life on the line.
Roz Acclam remembers nothing of the fire that killed her family - or of the brother who set it. Trying on a beautiful Elizabethan necklace found in the newly restored Holmwood House triggers disturbing memories of the past at last - but the past Roz remembers is not her own...
As a drug-fuelled teenage tearaway, Kaz Phelps took the rap for her little brother Joey over a bungled armed robbery and went to jail. Joey is a charming, calculating and cold psychopath. He worships the ground Kaz walks on and he's desperate to get her back in the family firm. Kaz may be tough but is she strong enough to turn her back on her family and go straight?
Cressida Felbridge is living the high life as a debutante in 1960s London society when she is courted by a friend of her brother's and set to marry. But as soon as she meets the painter Ralph Few, Cressie knows her life will never be the same again. Soon, she is deeply in love with Ralph, but there is one problem: Ralph is still married to Catherine... and Catherine will not give up Ralph that easily.
Military CID investigator John Puller has returned from his latest case to learn that his brother, Robert, once a major in the United States Air Force and an expert in nuclear weaponry and cyber-security, has escaped from the Army's most secure prison. John does not know for sure the true nature of Robert's crimes, nor if he's even guilty. Which comes first: loyalty to his country, or to his brother?
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.
Christmas, 1914. The first winter of the First World War. In a conflict infamous for its horror and brutality, enemy shook hands with enemy. Soldiers shared rations, exchanged souvenirs, and even played football on a frost-covered No Man's Land. Malcolm Brown and Shirley Seaton have combed war diaries, talked to participants and consulted a wide range of contemporary letters, diaries and newspapers to produce this unique account.
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.
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.
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.
1920. After his return from the battlefields in France, Walter Langdon and his wife Rosanna begin their life together on a remote farm in Iowa. As Walter and Rosanna struggle to keep their family through good years and hard years, the world around their little farm will turn, and life for their children will be unrecognisable from what came before. 
Welcome to Bridget's first diary: mercilessly funny, endlessly touching and utterly addictive. 'I cannot recommend a book more joyfully . . . Hilariously funny, miraculously observed, endlessly touching' Jilly Cooper, Daily Telegraph
In today's busy world, finding physical and mental space for peace and calm amidst the competing demands of work, family and friends can be a challenge. Mindfulness is a simple and powerful practice that can help you cut through the noise and reclaim tranquillity, wherever you are.
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. 
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.
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...
A new cover reissue of the first novel in Peter F. Hamilton's epic and bestselling adventure, the Void trilogy. For hundreds of years the human race has been manipulated into starting a war that could destroy civilisation. As Chief Investigator Paula Myo hunts down the terrifying creature behind the ploy, the invasion continues and dozens of worlds fall to the enemy.
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...
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. 

Children's books

Picture books
Baby and toddler
7 - 9 year olds
Teenagers
Lifesize Rainforest offers a unique opportunity to see a variety of amazing creatures at their actual size. Unbelievable, eye-catching illustrations show beautiful scenes and perspectives; the artwork is as vibrant and real as a photograph, but better!
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.
This specially designed slipcase is covered in shiny foil and features stunning new silhouette artwork from Axel Scheffler. Inside are two high quality hardback editions of the classic stories, The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo'S Child, with extra-thick paper, deluxe finish and brand new cover artwork.
When everyone has left the house in the morning, the bath toys spring into action and head off on exciting adventures in their magical flying bath!
Wow! Pirates is the third book in the series, following on from Wow! Animals and Wow! Human Body. It is full of extraordinary facts. Find out about the biggest treasure hauls, the worst pirate punishments, the most powerful female pirate - Zheng Yi Sao, and much more! 
Bear and Hare are off on a fishing trip, with nets and rods at the ready. Bear loves fishing! Hare seems more interested in his picnic. But after a long wait, the two adventurers catch more than they expect.
I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet... This classic lift-the-flap book, a favourite with toddlers ever since it was first published in 1982, is now available in a beautiful gift set accompanied by a soft and cuddly Dear Zoo lion toy.
A novelty board book about ice skating for children with tabs, turns and twisting mechanisms. Pull tabs and spin wheels to watch them turn from slippery beginners into gliding stars of the ice show! 
When we are fast asleep in bed, the Midnight Library opens its doors to all the night-time animals. Inside the library the little librarian and her three assistant owls help each and every animal to find the perfect book.
Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer's fine prize cow. But the tiniest, quietest creature on the farm has a plan of her own - and now YOU can help her save the day! Play along as you read the story.
It’s bath time for a naughty duck who loves to leave his friends soaking wet! His friends elephant, croc and frog have their own stories too.
Go outside with the Gruffalo! Learn all about nature with this colourful spotter's guide, packed with fun outdoor activities and hundreds of stickers - a brilliant book for all the family.
A gorgeous Macmillan Classics edition of this much-loved story,Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. A timeless heroine, Alice is quick-witted, determined and resourceful. In her extraordinary adventures she meets a series of unforgettable characters, from the bossy White Rabbit to the grinning Cheshire-Cat and the Mad Hatter, all of whom are as famous as Alice herself.
Fredegonda, Goneril, and Drusilla are Great Hagges, much more important and much rarer than regular old hags. They think that ghosts these days are decidedly lacking and that people haven't been scared of ghosts for years. So one day they decide that something needs to change - it's time for these ghosts to learn a thing or two about being scary.
A beautiful Macmillan Classics edition of Rudyard Kipling's well-loved stories. The Jungle Book is a collection of Rudyard Kipling's animal stories, wonderfully told and interweaving moral lessons with classic tales. They include the stories of Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves in the Indian jungle, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, a brave mongoose, and Toomai of the Elephants, the story of a young elephant handler.
Meet Aaron Wheeler, who just got a strange and new video game. One that sucks him right in. All alone, caught in a snowstorm, a howl comes from the nearby woods. This time, Aaron is playing for his life...
Two sisters, Eliza and Lavender, battle dragons and fairy-tale villains in this very funny quest adventure in the spirit of How to Train Your Dragon and Mr Gum.
Packed with doodles and information about all sorts of incredible things, from scabs, cells and broken bones to brainpower, bacteria and deadly diseases.
Adam may have survived once, but a cult still has him in its sights. Megan was sure she and Adam were safe, but now he's gone missing on a school ski trip in Scotland and she's the only one who can help him. The web is closing in around them...
Paige doesn't think she's particularly special, but after getting the starring role in a massive film adaptation of the bestselling Locked trilogy, the rest of the world would disagree. Paige knows it's a mistake to fall in love on the set of a movie, but days of on-screen romance and intensity start to change her mind. Can she keep what happens behind the scenes a secret when the world is watching her every move?
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.
Ada is back in the sequel to the award-winning Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse Preparations for the Ghastly-Gorm Garden Party and bake-off are under way. Celebrity cooks are arriving at the hall for the big event and, true to form, Maltravers, the indoor gamekeeper, is acting suspiciously. ..
On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... This beautiful collection features twelve gorgeously romantic stories set during the festive period, by some of the most talented and exciting YA authors writing today. The stories are filled with the magic of first love and the magic of the holidays.