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Honour and the Sword
A. L. Berridge
Honour and the Sword
Read by Jonathan Oliver

It is 1636 – the height of the Thirty Years War. The Spanish armies swell out of the Artois region of the Netherlands, flooding into King Louis XIII’s France. The border village of Dax-en-roi stands in their way. The Chevalier de Roland rallies a valiant defence, but his household guard is no match for the invaders. There is only one survivor of the Spanish brutality: the lone heir to the Roland n... More >

The Lost Library
A. M. Dean
The Lost Library
Read by Lewis Hancock

Arno Holmstrand’s life is cut short by an organisation intent on laying claim to the secrets he has spent a lifetime guarding: the location of the lost Library of Alexandria. One minute Emily Wess is is a professor of history, the next she is journeying to the far corners of the world, deciphering clues left by her mentor, Arno Holmstrand.... More >

Victoria: A Life
A. N. Wilson
Victoria: A Life
Read by Gareth Armstrong

To many, Queen Victoria is a ruler shrouded in myth and mystique, portrayed as an ageing, stiff widow. But in truth, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch was passionate, expressive, humorous and unconventional. A. N. Wilson’s exhaustively-researched and definitive biography includes a wealth of new material from previously unseen sources showing us Queen Victoria as she’s never been seen before. Wil... More >

The Book of the People: How to Read the Bible
A. N. Wilson
The Book of the People: How to Read the Bible
Read by Gareth Armstrong

A. N. Wilson has been thinking about the Bible, and reading it, since he read theology for a year at university. Martin Luther King was ‘reading the Bible’ when he started the Civil Rights movement. When Michelangelo painted the fresco cycles in the Sistine Chapel, he was ‘reading the Bible’. In The Book of the People A. N. Wilson explores how readers and thinkers have approached the Bible, and ho... More >

Narrowing the Field
A. P. McCoy
Narrowing the Field
Read by Daniel Weyman

Everything seems to be going right for brilliant young jockey Duncan Claymore. A career on the up, a beautiful wife, and all the trappings of wealth. But Duncan is haunted by the death of one of his arch-rivals. As Duncan struggles to keep his focus on the job, Michelle O’Brien – a friend and talented fellow jockey – is killed. Duncan knows this was no tragic accident and will stop at nothing to a... More >

Kill and Tell
Adam Creed
Kill and Tell
Read by Jonathan Oliver

A reformed Sicilian criminal, Carmelo Trapani, has been kidnapped and his search for the the aged Carmelo leads Staffe all the way back to a terrible act at the Battle of Cable Street. Meanwhile, Staffe’s own loyal servant, DS Pulford, is in Pentonville awaiting trial for the murder of Jadus Golding, the very man who attempted to murder Staffe, leaving wounds from which Staffe is still recovering ... More >

Willing Flesh
Adam Creed
Willing Flesh
Read by Jonathan Oliver

A murdered woman is discovered in a City hotel room: Elena Danya, high-end prostitute. Another working girl, her friend, is found dead. Then aristocratic bad-girl Arabella, another friend of Elena’s, goes missing. The evidence points to a voyeuristic predator, but D. I. Will Wagstaffe is not convinced. Instead his investigation leads towards three ruthless and dangerous men: a City banker, a Russi... More >

Suffer the Children
Adam Creed
Suffer the Children
Read by Jonathan Oliver

London. A city where no one feels safe and one man’s crime is another man’s justice. A paedophile is brutally murdered, and to protect other known offenders the police must haul the families of their victims down to the station for questioning. It’s just another day in the life of DI Will “Staffe” Wagstaffe. In this case nothing is simple, least of all Staffe’s personal life. He finds the boundari... More >

Pain of Death
Adam Creed
Pain of Death
Read by Jonathan Oliver

A woman is discovered beneath the London streets, barely alive. Soon after, DC Josie Chancellor finds an abandoned, newborn baby close to Leadengate station. DI Will Wagstaffe puts woman and baby together. The woman is Kerry Degg, a burlesque singer. Kerry has bad friends, a dodgy husband and no idea about what it takes to build a family. As Kerry clings to life, Staffe hears only discord as he ve... More >

Death in the Sun
Adam Creed
Death in the Sun
Read by Jonathan Oliver

In Almagen, a village in the Andalucian mountains, Staffe nurses himself back from the brink of death. One day his friend, Manolo, takes Staffe to visit Almeria and tells him about a body that has been found buried in an old greenhouse. It emerges that this murder mirrors the methods of torture used during Spain’s civil war. Soon Almagen’s own secret past rises to the surface, bringing with it fam... More >

Apartment 16
Adam Nevill
Apartment 16
Read by David Thorpe

In Barrington House, an upmarket block in London, there is an empty apartment. And it’s been that way for 50 years. Then the night watchman hears a disturbance after midnight and investigates. What he experiences will change his life forever. Apryl, a young American woman, arrives at Barrington House where she begins to unravel the hidden story of Barrington House and the transforming evil that st... More >

The Gentry: Stories of the English
Adam Nicolson
The Gentry: Stories of the English
Read by David Fleeshman

We may well be ‘a nation of shopkeepers’, but for generations England was a country dominated by its middling families, rooted on their land, interested in turning a profit from their property. Adam Nicolson’s riveting new book concentrates on 14 families with a time-span from 1400 to the present day, providing a chronological picture of the English, seen through these intimate, passionate, powerf... More >

Sequence
Adrian Dawson
Sequence
Read by Lewis Hancock

Since detective Nick Lambert pushed his luck a little too far in the line of duty he has been moved to low-level assignments. But Nick has no idea that his first errand to check out an autistic girl who may be linked to a bizarre murder will pitch him into the most shocking and bewildering case of his career. Of any detective’s career. At its core is a young woman who might just be the most impor... More >

Codex
Adrian Dawson
Codex
Read by Lewis Hancock

When a bomb explodes aboard Flight 320 killing everyone onboard, Jack Bernstein chess Grandmaster turned IT entrepreneur, is informed that his daughter Lara, missing for the past three years, was on board and making her way home. Jack believes the bombing was a terrorist act, but when he is sent an ELS code to decipher the truth about his daughter’s death reveals that the bombing was something alt... More >

The Jigsaw Maker
Adrienne Dines
The Jigsaw Maker
Read by Kate Binchy

When Jim Nealon walks into Lizzie Flynn's shop and proposes that she help him make jigsaws, Lizzie agrees. She's about to turn 50, heading for her first hot flush. She could do with the distraction. Then Jim shows her the photographs he intends to use. Now the picture that was Lizzie's life is in the air, swirling around in a thousand pieces and threatening to fall. As she scrambles to put her lif... More >


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