Ex-slave. Philosopher. Chosen one. Taita has risen from nothing to become the most trusted man at the Pharaoh's side. Only he can plot a mission that will return Egypt to its former glory. Only he can muster the force that can break the back of Egypt's greatest enemy.
A brilliant - and rather transgressive - collection of short stories from the double Man Booker Prize-winning author of 'Wolf Hall' and 'Bring Up the Bodies'.
Author of the global bestseller THE HOUSE OF SILK, Anthony Horowitz once more breathes life into the world created by Arthur Conan Doyle. With pitch perfect characterisation and breath taking pace, Horowitz weaves a relentlessly thrilling tale which teases and delights by [...]
Anneliese, daughter of Amsterdam detective, Pieter Vos, disappeared three years ago in mysterious circumstances. One day Vos is at the Rijksmuseum staring at a doll's house that seems in some way connected to the case, when Laura Bakker, a misfit trainee detective, visits [...]
It is December 6 1941. America stands at the brink of World War II. Last hopes for peace are shattered when Japanese squadrons bomb Pearl Harbor. Los Angeles has been a haven for loyal Japanese-Americans – but now, war fever and race hate grip the city and the Japanese [...]
A tough, terrifying thriller depicting one man's fight to rescue two young girls from the cartels in the lawless chaos of a Mexican border town. Jack Searle is an American widower, bringing up his two stepdaughters Lidia and Marina alone in the border town of Laredo after [...]
It is 2001 in New York City, in the lull between the collapse of the dotcom boom and the terrible events of September 11th. Silicon Alley is a ghost town, Web 1.0 is having adolescent angst, Google has yet to IPO, Microsoft is still considered the Evil Empire. There may not [...]
There was an old story about a king who asked his favourite wizard to create a magic mirror. This mirror didn’t show you your reflection. Instead, it showed you your soul – it showed you who you really were. But the king couldn’t look into the mirror without turning away, [...]
Old Rosa the bag lady shuffles along the streets of New York, silent, stinking and shunned. After she suffers a terrible accident, her nephew Michael is called upon to visit her squalid apartment and from in among her reeking piles of junk, he unearths something that hints [...]
It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned, the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. And in South London, in a genteel Camberwell villa, a large silent house now bereft of brothers, husband and even servants, life is about to be [...]
Richard Ford meets E Annie Proulx in a deeply compelling, stunningly written story of fathers and sons, friendship and betrayal, by the winner of the BBC National Short Story Award 2011. It is summer and the Canadian Rockies are on fire. Fleeing the fallout of a failed [...]
The chilling new psychological thriller from one of the most brilliant crime authors of today. Why would a man escape from prison the day before he's due to be released? Audie Palmer has spent a decade in prison for an armed robbery in which four people died, including two [...]
On his drive home from college after being kicked out, Tucker picks up the mysterious Corinne Chang at a rest stop and accompanies her to St. Louis, where they get jobs in a Chinese restaurant and have to deal with Chinese gangsters.
When two plane crashes set off a chain reaction of murder, kidnapping, corporate corruption and financial double dealing, Niceville detective Nick Kavanaugh has to investigate. To add to his worries, his wifes father has disappeared. In fact, a lot of people have [...]