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Hardback:Pieces of her:2018
Author: Slaughter, Karin, 1971-
Year 2018
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers
Resource type: Physical
Note: Text on lining paper Andrea Cooper knows everything about her mother Laura. She knows she's spent her whole life in the small town of Gullaway Island; she knows she's never had any more ambition than to live a quiet life as a pillar of the community; she knows she's never kept a secret in her life. But one day, a trip to the mall explodes into violence and Andrea suddenly sees a completely different side to Laura. 24 hours later, Laura is in hospital, shot by an intruder who's spent thirty years trying to track her down. Now, Andrea must go on a desperate journey to follow the breadcrumbs of her mother's past. If she can't uncover the secrets hidden there, there may be no future for either of them.
470 pages ; 25 cm (hbk)
1786065681
Hardback:Me and the table, my autobiography:2018
Author: Hendry, Stephen
Year 2018
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: John Blake
Resource type: Physical
Note: Widely regarded by fans and fellow pros alike as one of the greatest of all time, seven times snooker world champion Stephen Hendry was the undisputed benchmark for the sport throughout the 1990s. Currently a TV pundit, Stephen still plays testimonial matches, entertaining sold-out audiences of tens of thousands all over the world. Providing an insight into the life of the man behind the cue, this is Stephen's story of his glittering sporting career.
330 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm (hbk)
1510084835
Large print:Love like blood:2017:Large print edition
Author: Billingham, Mark
Year 2017
Language: English
Media class: Large print
Edition: Large print edition
Publisher: Clipper Large Print Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Standard print edition originally published: London: Little, Brown As DI Nicola Tanner investigates what appears to be a series of organised killings, her partner Susan is brutally murdered, leaving the detective bereft, and vengeful. Taken off the case, Tanner enlists the help of DI Tom Thorne to pursue a pair of ruthless killers and the broker handing out the deadly contracts. As the killers target their latest victim, Thorne takes the biggest risk of his career and is drawn into a horrifying and disturbing world in which families will do anything to protect their honour.
435 pages (large print). (pbk)
1489432590
DAISY:The seven deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle:2018
Author: Turton, Stuart
Author: Davies, Jot
Year 2018
Language: English
Media class: DAISY
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
Resource type: Physical
Note: As fireworks explode overhead, Evelyn Hardcastle, the young and beautiful daughter of the house, is killed. But Evelyn will not die just once. Until Aiden - one of the guests summoned to Blackheath for the party - can solve her murder, the day will repeat itself, over and over again. Every time ending with the fateful pistol shot. The only way to break this cycle is to identify the killer. But each time the day begins again, Aiden wakes in the body of a different guest. And someone is determined to prevent him ever escaping Blackheath.
15 CDs (16 hr., 42 min.) : digital, stereo (CDs)
1784758248
Paperback:Trump, The Art of the Deal:2016
Author: Trump, Donald
Author: Schwartz, Tony, 1952-
Year 2016
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Arrow Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: New York: Random House, 1987 Here is Trump in action - how he runs his business and how he runs his life - as he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and changes the face of the New York City skyline. But even a maverick plays by the rules, and Trump has formulated eleven guidelines for success. He isolates the common elements in his greatest deals; he shatters myths; he names names, spells out the zeros, and fully reveals the deal-maker's art. And throughout, Trump talks - really talks - about how he does it.
372 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
1473663725
Hardback:Camino Island:2017
Author: Grisham, John
Year 2017
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Resource type: Physical
Note: The most daring and devastating heist in literary history targets the five manuscripts of F. Scott Fitzgerald's only novels. After an initial flurry of arrests, both they and the ruthless gang of thieves who took them have vanished without trace. Dealing in stolen books is a dark business, and few are initiated to its arts - which puts Bruce Kable right on the FBI's Rare Asset Recovery Unit's watchlist. A struggling writer burdened by debts, Mercer Mann spent summers on Florida's idyllic Camino Island as a kid, in her grandmother's beach cottage. Now she is being made an offer she can't refuse: to return to the peace of the island, to write her novel - and get close to a certain infamous bookseller and his interesting collection of manuscripts.
290 pages ; 25 cm (hbk)
178089709X
Hardback:The sentence is death:2018
Author: Horowitz, Anthony, 1955-
Year 2018
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Century
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'What are you doing here? It's a bit late'. These, heard over the phone, were the last recorded words of celebrity-divorce lawyer Richard Pryce, found bludgeoned to death in his bachelor pad with a bottle of wine - a 1982 Chateau Lafite worth 3,000, to be precise. Odd, considering he didn't drink. Why this bottle? And why those words? And why was a three-digit number painted on the wall by the killer? And, most importantly, which of the man's many, many enemies did the deed? Baffled, the police are forced to bring in Private Investigator Daniel Hawthorne and his sidekick, the author Anthony, who's really getting rather good at this murder investigation business. But as Hawthorne takes on the case with characteristic relish, it becomes clear that he, too, has secrets to hide. As our reluctant narrator becomes ever more embroiled in the case, he realises that these secrets must be exposed - even at the risk of death.
375 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
1405919213
Paperback:Liar liar:2015
Author: Arlidge, M. J.
Year 2015
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Faced with yet another ruthless serial killer, one with a penchant for pyromania, DI Helen Grace is an unwilling participant in a race against this new sadistic combatant.
441 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
0439014573
Paperback:The adventures of Captain Underpants, an epic novel:2000
Author: Pilkey, Dav
Year 2000
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Scholastic
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: U.S.: Scholastic, 1997 George and Harold have created the greatest super-hero in the history of their school and now they're about to bring him to life. Meet Captain Underpants! His true identity is so secret, even he doesn't know who he is. Primary
121p, ill. ; 20 cm (pbk)
1406242667
Paperback:Easy origami toys:2012
Author: Harbo, Christopher L.
Year 2012
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Raintree
Resource type: Physical
Note: Do you like to make clever paper toys? With a few simple folds you can make a basketball hoop, a royal crown, a mini piano and much more. Originally published: Mankato, Minn.: Capstone, 2011
24 p., col. ill. ; 26 cm (pbk)
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Hardback:12 rules for life, an antidote for chaos:2018
Author: Peterson, Jordan B.
Author: Van Scriver, Ethan
Year 2018
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Allen Lane
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: Toronto: Random House Canada What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.
xxxv, 409 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm (hbk)
184782059X
Large print:Unseen:2008:Large print ed
Author: Jungstedt, Mari, 1962-
Year 2008
Language: English
Media class: Large print
Edition: Large print ed
Publisher: Ulverscroft
Resource type: Physical
Note: Formerly CIP This translation originally published: New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, 2006; London: Doubleday, 2007 The holiday island of Gotland is in the middle of a busy tourist season when a young woman is discovered murdered. Suspicion falls on her husband. Inspector Anders Knutas is hoping it will be a straight-forward case, but more out of an interest in protecting the tourist trade than any desire to see justice served.
422p. (Large print), map ; 24cm (hbk.)
1782391312
Paperback:Sea of stone:2015
Author: Ridpath, Michael
Year 2015
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Corvus
Resource type: Physical
Note: Magnus and Oli Jonson have spent two decades trying to escape a past overshadowed by their grandfather's brutal violence. When Constable Pall Gylfason gets a call to investigate a suspected homicide, he is surprised to find Detective Magnus Jonson already at the scene - the dead man is his estranged grandfather, and Magnus's version of events doesn. Originally published: 2014 Magnus and Oli Jonson have spent two decades trying to escape a past overshadowed by their grandfather's brutal violence. When Constable Pall Gylfason gets a call to investigate a suspected homicide, he is surprised to find Detective Magnus Jonson already at the scene - the dead man is his estranged grandfather, and Magnus's version of events doesn't add up.
324 pages, illustrations (black and white), map (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
1473698952
Paperback:Finders keepers:2016
Author: King, Stephen, 1947-
Year 2016
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Hodder
Resource type: Physical
Note: 1978: Morris Bellamy is so obsessed by America's iconic author John Rothstein he is prepared to kill for a trove of notebooks containing at least one more unpublished novel. 2009: Pete Saubers, a boy whose father was brutally injured by a stolen Mercedes, discovers a buried trunk containing cash and Rothstein's notebooks. 2013: after 35 years in pr. Originally published: London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2015 1978: Morris Bellamy is so obsessed by America's iconic author John Rothstein he is prepared to kill for a trove of notebooks containing at least one more unpublished novel. 2009: Pete Saubers, a boy whose father was brutally injured by a stolen Mercedes, discovers a buried trunk containing cash and Rothstein's notebooks. 2013: after 35 years in prison, Morris is up for parole. And he's hell-bent on recovering his treasure. It's up to retired detective Bill Hodges, running an investigative company called Finders Keepers, to rescue Pete from an ever-more deranged and vengeful Morris.
370 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
0857898477
Paperback:Meltwater:2013
Author: Ridpath, Michael
Year 2013
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Corvus
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2012. Freeflow, a group of Internet activists committed to the freedom of information, have chosen Iceland as their HQ while they prepare to unleash their greatest coup on the world's media. Minutes later, amidst the steam and mist of an erupting volcano, one of them is murdered. Magnus Jonson has a long list of suspects. Originally published: 2012
311 pages, illustrations (black and white), map (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
0857521500
Paperback:The dangerous game:2015
Author: Jungstedt, Mari, 1962-
Year 2015
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Doubleday
Resource type: Physical
Note: Translated from the Swedish The price of fame ... is death. When Jenny is spotted by a high-profile modelling agency, she goes from schoolgirl to celebrity overnight. Suddenly her life is a whirlwind of parties and glamour. Agnes used to be a model too - but now she lies in a hospital bed, slowly being destroyed by an eating disorder. Her father sits by her day after day, praying that his only remaining daughter survives. An attempted murder during a lavish photoshoot means that Jenny's and Agnes's lives will soon intersect in the most terrifying of ways.
332 pages ; 24 cm (pbk)
0857521470
Paperback:The double silence:2013
Author: Jungstedt, Mari, 1962-
Author: Nunnally, Tiina, 1952-
Year 2013
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Doubleday
Resource type: Physical
Note: Translated from the Swedish A group of friends are closer than most - too close, some might say. Every year they leave their cosy suburban neighbourhood to go on holiday together to a remote Swedish island. But this year, their holiday won't go as expected. A terrible series of tragedies unfolds, seemingly random, all somehow connected. Detective Superintendant Anders Knutas will have to look into the friends' tangled pasts to find the truth. What malevolent force has followed them to the island? Or was it amongst them all along?
318 pages ; 24 cm (pbk)
1782210768
Paperback:Manga, the mega guide:2016
Author: Gorel, Samantha
Year 2016
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Search Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: The big book to start you drawing manga-style. A fantastic book that is absolutely packed with clear information and instructions on drawing figures in the manga style, whether you're a seasoned comic artist or just picking up a pencil for the first time. This book takes a practical approach to cover a huge field. Working from the absolute basics t. The big book to start you drawing manga-style. This book is packed with clear information and instructions on drawing figures in the manga style, whether you're a seasoned comic artist or just picking up a pencil for the first time. This work takes a practical approach to cover a huge field. Working from the absolute basics through drawing, inking, and leading on to multiple different colouring media, it provides a complete course in manga figures.
176 pages, illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm (pbk)