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March 2018
Kompromat Stanley Johnson
Read by Richard Attlee

The UK referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU was a political showdown the British PM, Jeremy Hartley, thought he couldn’t lose. But the next morning both he and the rest of the country woke in a state of shock. America meanwhile has its own unlikely Presidential candidate, the brash showman Ronald Craig, a man that nobody thought could gain office. Throw into the mix the cunning Russian Pre... More >

  General Fiction
We Own the Sky Luke Allnutt
We Own the Sky
Read by Jack Hawkins

Rob Coates can’t believe his luck. There is Anna, his incredible wife, and most precious of all, Jack, their son, who makes every day an extraordinary adventure. Rob feels like he’s won the lottery of life. Or rather – he did. Until the day it all changes when Anna becomes convinced there is something wrong with Jack. Now Rob sleepwalks through his days, unable to bridge the gulf that separates hi... More >

  General Fiction
The Woman in the Water Will and Sheila Barton
The Woman in the Water
Read by Lewis Hancock

Bath, 1761. Lizzie Yeo has had a hard life, but fortunately secures a position as wet nurse for the young son of vicar Jonathan Harding. When the boy starts school, Harding finds her a job with local apothecary Mr. Leslie, delivering the curing waters of Bath to invalids. But when a body shows up in the river, and her friend Nancy disappears, Lizzie is determined to find answers. However, she is b... More >

City of Jackals Parker Bilal
City of Jackals
Read by David Thorpe

A severed head washes up on the banks of the Nile. The police turn a blind eye. It is just another victim in a series of ritual killings of refugees. Distracted from his hunt for a missing boy, Makana feels the pull of his Sudanese past and is impelled to seek justice for the murdered emigrants. In the dark heart of Cairo, Makana soon discovers the two cases may be connected in dangerous and unexp... More >

Kings of America R. J. Ellory
Kings of America
Read by Adam Sims

In America, kings are not born, they are made. Danny McCabe isn’t his real name. America certainly isn’t his real home. But now Danny finds himself fleeing Ireland for the bright lights of 1930s Hollywood with two virtual strangers, Nicky Mariani and his beautiful sister, Lucia. As Lucia pursues her dream of stardom, Nicky finds his calling in the violent underbelly of the city of dreams. Torn bet... More >

The Year That Changed Everything Cathy Kelly
The Year That Changed Everything
Read by Caroline Lennon

Three women celebrate their birthdays... 30. 40. 50. But these milestone birthdays mark the start of a year that will change everything ... Ginger isn’t spending her thirtieth the way she would have planned. Tonight might be the first night of the rest of her life - or a total disaster. Sam is finally pregnant after years of trying. When her waters break on the morning of her fortieth birthday, sh... More >

  General Fiction
A Year at the Star and Sixpence Holly Hepburn
A Year at the Star and Sixpence
Read by Karen Cass

When sisters Nessie and Sam inherit a pub in a beautiful country village they jump at the chance to escape their messy lives and start afresh. But they arrive at the Star and Sixpence to find it almost derelict and ruined by debts. However, determined to make the best of it, they set about making the pub the heart of the village again. Their first year at the Star and Sixpence won’t be easy, and w... More >

  General Fiction
Here's to Us Elin Hilderbrand
Here's to Us
Read by Laurence Bouvard

Laurel Thorpe, Belinda Rowe and Scarlett Oliver share only two things in common: a love for the man they all married, celebrity chef Deacon Thorpe, and a passionate dislike of one another. When Deacon shockingly takes his own life, the women must come together and see out his final wish: to have his whole dysfunctional family return to his favourite place, the idyllic eastern bluff of Nantucket. W... More >

  General Fiction
The Summer of Serendipity Ali McNamara
The Summer of Serendipity
Read by Deirdre O´Connell

Property hunter Serendipity Parker is in the small town of Ballykiltara, searching for a home for a wealthy Irish client, when she finds the perfect house. ‘The Welcome House’ is a local legend. Its front door is always open for those in need of shelter, and there’s always food in the cupboards. While Ren searches for the owner to negotiate a sale, she delves deeper into the house’s history. But s... More >

  General Fiction
An Echo of Murder Anne Perry
An Echo of Murder
Read by Jonathan Oliver

London, 1870: A Hungarian immigrant is found dead, with a bayonet through his heart, his fingers broken and his body surrounded by seventeen blood-dipped candles. Commander William Monk of the Thames River Police suspects the killer is from within the community, but when another murder occurs, Monk fears the immigrants are being targeted by an outsider … Meanwhile, Hester is reunited with a trauma... More >

Blood Reckoning (Jack Brady 4) Danielle Ramsay
Blood Reckoning (Jack Brady 4)
Read by Mike Rogers

In the 1970s, a terrifying serial killer stalked the streets of Tynemouth. The press called him the Joker. The crimes stopped – but the man was never caught. And now he’s back. A body has been found in a sleazy motel room, murdered in exactly the same way as the Joker’s first victims. Is it a copycat? A trick? Or is the Joker at work once more? It’s only DI Jack Brady’s first day back – and this w... More >

Auntie’s War: The BBC During the Second World War Edward Stourton
Auntie’s War: The BBC During the Second World War
Read by The Author

The British Broadcasting Corporation is a British institution, and its story during the Second World War is also our story. This was a period of remarkable voices: Churchill’s speeches, de Gaulle’s broadcasts from exile, Richard Dimbleby and Vera Lynn. Radio offered an incomparable tool for propaganda, while at the same time, eyewitness testimonies gave a voice to everyone, securing the BBC’s repu... More >

February 2018
The Love Detective Alexandra Potter
The Love Detective
Read by Victoria Fox

Meet Ruby Miller. A writer who makes happy-ever-afters happen. Until she discovers her fiancé is a lying cheat and loses her faith in love. So when her sister invites her on holiday to Goa to forget about him, Ruby jumps on a plane … and into an extraordinary adventure. Stolen bags, a runaway sister and a handsome American stranger sweep Ruby into a magical mystery tour across India. Amid fortress... More >

  General Fiction
The Lie of the Land Amanda Craig
The Lie of the Land
Read by Emma Powell

Quentin and Lottie Bredin can’t afford to divorce, so must downsize and move their three children from London to Devon. Arrogant, adulterous Quentin can’t understand Lottie’s anger; while Lottie feels intolerably wounded. Why is their rent so low? What is the mystery surrounding their unappealing new home? The beautiful landscape conceals a dark side … Sally Verity, happily married but unhappily c... More >

  General Fiction
A Savage Hunger Claire McGowan
A Savage Hunger
Read by Grainne Gillis

When Alice Morgan disappears, it raises immediate questions for forensic psychologist Paula Maguire. Alice, the daughter of a life peer in the Home Office, has vanished along with a holy relic – the bones of a saint – and the only trace is the bloodstains on the altar. With no body to confirm death, the pressure is all-consuming, and Paula must put her own life, including her imminent marriage, on... More >

Land of the Blind Barbara Nadel
Land of the Blind
Read by Sean Barrett

Istanbul – in antiquity, called the Land of the Blind – is a city where old and new collide. The fallout can be deadly … Beneath the ruined Constantinople Hippodrome lies a body: a woman, clutching a piece of red stone. She’s recently given birth, but the baby is gone. Inspector Çetin Ikmen discovers she was Ariadne Savva, a Byzantine specialist trying to protect the historic areas of Istanbul thr... More >

Seven Days of Us Francesca Hornak
Seven Days of Us
Read by Jilly Bond

It’s Christmas, and the Birch family is gathering for the first time in years. Emma is elated at having everybody under one roof, but her oldest child, Olivia, is only home because she’s just returned from treating an epidemic abroad and must stay in quarantine for a week. So, too, should her family, and for the next seven days, no one can leave the house and no one can enter. It doesn’t sound too... More >

  General Fiction
The Night Market Jonathan Moore
The Night Market
Read by Tim Flavin

A man is found dead in a luxury home in San Francisco. Homicide detective Ross Carver arrives at the scene when six FBI agents burst in and forcibly remove him from the premises. Two days later, Carver wakes in his bed to find Mia, a neighbor he hardly knows, reading aloud to him. He has no recollection of the crime scene, no memory of how he got home, and no idea that two days have passed. As he ... More >

A Country Life Veronica Henry
A Country Life
Read by Rachel Atkins

Suzanna and Barney Blake are swapping city life for the countryside, determined to breathe new life into the Honeycote Arms and a marriage touched by tragedy. Recently separated Ginny Tait is also seeking solace in country living, desperate to rein in her rambunctious twin daughters. They all think that moving to a calm, quiet and beautiful village in the Cotswolds will solve their problems. But i... More >

  General Fiction
The Mile End Murder: The Case Conan Doyle Couldn’t Solve Sinclair McKay
The Mile End Murder: The Case Conan Doyle Couldn’t Solve
Read by Lewis Hancock

On 17 August, 1860, wealthy widow Mary Emsley was found dead at home, killed by a blow to the head. What followed was a murder case that gripped the nation. There was an abundance of suspects, from disgruntled step-children and a spurned admirer to a trusted employee, former police officer and spy. A sensational trial culminated with a public execution, but years later the case caught Arthur Conan... More >

After the Storm Margaret Graham
After the Storm
Read by Maggie Mash

Born into hardship in a Northumbrian mining village, Annie Manon needs all her strength to survive the bleak years following the First World War. As her family fractures around her, she longs to make something of her life. Through hard work and determination Annie eventually leaves the poverty and despair of her childhood behind her. But then war breaks out once more, taking her further away from ... More >

  General Fiction
Fear Dirk Kurbjuweit
Read by John Telfer

Family is everything. So what if yours was being terrorised by a neighbour – a man who doesn’t listen to reason, whose actions become more erratic and sinister with each passing day? And those you thought would help – the police, your lawyer – can’t help you? You become afraid to leave your family at home alone. But there’s nothing more you can do to protect them. Is there?... More >

The Child Finder Rene Denfeld
The Child Finder
Read by Katherine Fenton

Naomi Cottle finds missing children. When a police investigation stalls, families call her. She possesses an intuitive sense, born out of her own experience, that allows her to succeed where others fail. Young Madison Culver has been missing for three years. She vanished on a family trip to the mountainous forests of Oregon. Soon after she disappeared, blizzards swept the region and the authoritie... More >

The Midnight Swimmer Edward Wilson
The Midnight Swimmer
Read by Richard Attlee

Catesby is a spy with an anti-establishment chip on his shoulder. Loathed by the Americans and trusted by the Russians, he is sent to Havana and Washington to make clandestine contacts. London has authorised Catesby to offer Moscow a secret deal to break the Cuban Missile Crisis deadlock. But then Catesby meets the Midnight Swimmer, who has a chilling message for Washington … Merging fact and fict... More >

January 2018
The Guilty Wife Elle Croft
The Guilty Wife
Read by Victoria Fox

Bethany Reston is happily married. But she’s also having an affair with a famous client. And no one can ever know. When her lover is brutally murdered, she has to hide her grief from everyone. But someone knows her secret. And then one day the threats begin. With an ever-growing pile of evidence pointing to her as the murderer, the only way she can protect her secrets is to prove her innocence. An... More >

Devil's Wolf Paul Doherty
Devil's Wolf
Read by Richard Burnip

1296: King Edward I leads his army to Scotland, determined to conquer the country. But the Scots will not submit to their oppressor and war breaks out. 1311: Sir Hugh Corbett, Keeper of the Secret Seal, returns to Scotland and is revisited by the horrors he witnessed there fifteen years ago. An anonymous letter was delivered to the new king, promising information about a fatal incident that could ... More >

  Historical Fiction
Queen Victoria’s Matchmaking: The Royal Marriages that Shaped Europe Deborah Cadbury
Queen Victoria’s Matchmaking: The Royal Marriages that Shaped Europe
Read by Charlotte Strevens

Queen Victoria had over thirty surviving grandchildren, and to maintain and increase power in Europe, she hoped to manoeuvre them into dynastic marriages. Yet they often had plans of their own, and her matchmaking was further complicated by tumultuous international upheavals. Queen Victoria’s Matchmaking travels through the glittering, decadent palaces of Russia and Europe, weaving in scandals, po... More >

The Devil's Claw Lara Dearman
The Devil's Claw
Read by Scarlett Mack

Following a traumatic incident in London, Jennifer Dorey returns to her childhood home in Guernsey, taking a job as a reporter at the local newspaper. After the discovery of a drowned woman on a beach, she uncovers a pattern of similar deaths that have taken place over the past fifty years. Together with DCI Michael Gilbert, an officer on the verge of retirement, they follow a dark trail of island... More >

An Unremarkable Body Elisa Lodato
An Unremarkable Body
Read by Emma Powell

When Katharine is found dead at the foot of her stairs, it is the mystery of her life which consumes her daughter, Laura. The medical examiner’s report motivates Laura to write her own version of events, to bear witness to the unbearable blank space between each itemised entry. What emerges is a picture of life lived in the shadows, as well as an attempt to discover how and why her mother died. To... More >

  General Fiction
The Sister's Chase Sarah Healy
The Sister's Chase
Read by Laurence Bouvard

The Chase women - Mary, Hannah, and their mother Diane – eke out a living running a tiny seaside motel that has been in the family for generations. Eighteen-year-old Mary Chase is passionate, beautiful, and free-spirited. Her much younger sister, Hannah, known as ‘Bunny’, is imaginative and has her head in the clouds. But when Diane dies, Mary discovers the motel is worth less than the back taxes ... More >

  General Fiction
The Health of Strangers Lesley Kelly
The Health of Strangers
Read by Angela Ness

Nobody likes the North Edinburgh Health Enforcement Team, least of all the people who work for it. An uneasy mix of police and health service staff, Mona, Bernard and their colleagues stem the spread of the Virus, a mutant strain of influenza, by tracking down people who have missed their monthly health check. Now two young female students are missing. Why were they drinking in a bikers’ bar? Who ... More >

Snowflakes on Christmas Street Ivy Pembroke
Snowflakes on Christmas Street
Read by Peter Kenny

Meet Jack, the Christmas Street dog. Abandoned by his owners, he’s looking for a new family ... Seven-year-old Teddy is not impressed at having to leave America because his dad, Sam, wanted to move back to England. Sam will do anything to make his son happy – and Jack might have a way to help. Jack also loves Bill, who has lived on Christmas Street forever and hates the way it has changed. He used... More >

  General Fiction
The Vets at Hope Green Sheila Norton
The Vets at Hope Green
Read by Emma Gregory

Sam has always dreamed of working with animals. But her receptionist job in a London vets is not hitting the spot. Unsure whether a busy city life is for her, she flees to her Nana Peggy’s idyllic country village. But despite the rolling hills and its charming feel, life in Hope Green is far from peaceful. On first meeting Joe, the abrupt and bad-tempered local vet, Sam knows she must get him on s... More >

  General Fiction
Murder at the Mill M. B. Shaw
Murder at the Mill
Read by Penelope Rawlins

Iris Grey arrives at Mill Cottage in a picture-perfect Hampshire village, looking to escape from her crumbling marriage. She is drawn to the neighbouring Wetherby family, and is commissioned to paint a portrait of celebrated crime writer Dominic Wetherby. At the Wetherby’s Christmas Eve party, the mulled wine is in full flow – but so too are tensions and rivalries among the guests. On Christmas Da... More >

Death in August Marco Vichi
Death in August
Read by Tim Bruce

Florence, summer 1963. Inspector Bordelli is one of the few policemen left in the deserted city. He spends his days on routine work, and his nights tormented by the heat and mosquitoes. But when a telephone call reports the suspected death of a wealthy Signora, Bordelli rushes to her hilltop villa and picks the locks. The old woman is lying on her bed – apparently killed by an asthma attack, thoug... More >

The Price of Silence Dolores Gordon-Smith
The Price of Silence
Read by David Thorpe

As a secret agent for the British Government, Anthony Brooke wants to expose a gang responsible for blackmailing innocent people and gruesome murders. But when they plot a kidnap, Anthony must race to reach the little girl before they do. Milly will not be easy to retrieve, for she is in a Belgian convent, in German-occupied territory. To rescue her, Anthony must go behind enemy lines, crawl under... More >