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10pm Question
10pm Question
Frankie Parsons has a rather large, quirky family. Until now they've been the centre of his universe. Their small daily rituals, their funny habits, even their smells are part of Frankie's safe and richly coloured haven. In year 8, when he's twelve years old, Frankie's view of his world begins to change. There's a new arrival at school – a dredlocked girl called Sydney who becomes perplexingly fascinating to him. She even starts to draw him away from his best friend, Gigs. Yet this inquisitive new friend disturbs with her Questions; she says what she means. Frankie's an intelligent boy; he's fascinated by any number of topics: he loves wordplay and his COD (Concise Oxford Dictionary), and is something of an expert on birdlife. Yet he's increasingly feeling anxious about everything. He has a list of Contagious Infectious Diseases and a bird flu kit. He worries about the probability of earthquakes, terrorism and global warming. He worries that blowing a sustained forte on the trombone may trigger a brain haemorrhage, but most worrying to him is Ma. The Ten PM Question is a brilliantly funny, poetic and tender novel. While highly entertaining, it also explores difficult terrain; that of preparing children for a complicated and often frightening world. Combining wrenching emotional moments with playful energy Kate De Goldi has written a pitch perfect, exceptional story for readers of all ages.

Title: 10pm Question
Author: DE GOLDI KATE
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 19/09/2008
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Longacre Press
ISBN: 9781877460203
Available stock: 1
Price: $30.00
4.50 from Paddington Special Ed
4.50 from Paddington Special Ed
Agatha Christie's classic Miss Marple railway mystery, reissued in a beautiful new classic hardcover edition designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers.

`Oh, Jane! I've just seen a murder!'

For an instant the two trains ran together, side by side. In that frozen moment, Elspeth witnessed a murder. Helplessly, she stared out of her carriage window as a man remorselessly tightened his grip around a woman's throat. The body crumpled. Then the other train drew away.

But who, apart from Miss Marple, would take her story seriously? After all, there were no suspects, no other witnesses... and no corpse.

Title: 4.50 from Paddington Special Ed
Author: CHRISTIE AGATHA
Series: Miss Marple
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 22/10/2018
Price: $33.00
RRP: $33.00
Imprint: Harper Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008310240
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $33.00
A Mer-Tale
A Mer-Tale
Imagine you're a teenage mermaid who can transform between Mer and human form. How would you spend your time? All Thala wants to do is swim free, far beyond the boundaries of her family's protected waters. Instead, she's forced to stay within the confines of her Uncle's cliff top home. She struggles with life on land, battling her self-obsessed Uncle in any petty way she can. Isolated, bored and forbidden to delve into her family's bloody past, Thala feels like a prisoner and longs for change. So, when intriguing young Mermen from a rival pod reveal a hidden agenda and plan a risky journey, Thala dives straight in. Determined to find out what her Uncle's been keeping from her, it's not until she's face to face with her family's lifelong enemy that she realises she's in deep trouble and terrifyingly unfamiliar waters. A Mer-tale is a story about discovering your strengths, exposing secrets to the light of day and accepting the differences in others. Suitable for readers 12+ who enjoy strong, female characters taking the lead, A Mer-Tale includes a hint of romance, a touch of humour and plenty of undersea adventure.

Title: A Mer-Tale
Author: GOLDIE JAN M
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 16/02/2015
Price: $22.00
RRP: $22.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
Publisher: Jan M. Goldie
ISBN: 9780473307578
Available stock: 3
Price: $22.00
ABC Murders
ABC Murders
John Malkovich stars as Hercule Poirot in Agatha Christie's ingenious serial-killer thriller, newly adapted for BBC Television in 2018 by the award-winning team behind And Then There Were None, Witness for the Prosecution and Ordeal by Innocence.

`Let us see, Mr Clever Poirot, just how clever you can be.'

Murder is a very simple crime. But at the hands of a maniac, a serial killer, it becomes a very complicated business.

The 1930s is a time when the nation is dangerously divided and suspicion and hatred are on the rise. In the midst of this, Poirot faces a serial killer known only as A.B.C. First the killer strikes in Andover, then Bexhill. As the murder count rises, the only clue is the copy of The ABC Railway Guide at each crime scene. Poirot's investigations are thwarted at every turn by an enemy determined to outsmart him. If Poirot is to match his nemesis then everything about him will be called into question: his authority, his integrity, his past, his identity.

This new tie-in edition coincides with the new BBC production adapted for television by Sarah Phelps, with an all-star cast including John Malkovich, Rupert Grint, Tara Fitzgerald, Andrew Buchan, Shirley Henderson, Kevin McNally, Gregor Fisher and Jack Farthing.

Title: ABC Murders
Author: CHRISTIE AGATHA
Series: Poirot
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 13/12/2018
Price: $23.00
RRP: $23.00
Imprint: Harper Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008308209
Available stock: 2
Price: $23.00
Absolute Proof
Absolute Proof
Investigative reporter Ross Hunter nearly didn't answer the phone call that would change his life - and possibly the world - for ever.

'I'd just like to assure you I'm not a nutcase, Mr Hunter. My name is Dr Harry F. Cook. I know this is going to sound strange, but I've recently been given absolute proof of God's existence - and I've been advised there is a writer, a respected journalist called Ross Hunter, who could help me to get taken seriously.'

What would it take to prove the existence of God? And what would be the consequences?

This question and its answer lie at the heart of Absolute Proof, an international thriller from bestselling author Peter James.

The false faith of a billionaire evangelist, the life's work of a famous atheist, and the credibility of each of the world's major religions are all under threat. If Ross Hunter can survive long enough to present the evidence . . .

Title: Absolute Proof
Author: JAMES PETER
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 25/09/2018
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Macmillan
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230772212
Available stock: 1
Price: $35.00
Absolutely Remarkable Thing
Absolutely Remarkable Thing
In his much-anticipated debut novel, Hank Green - co-creator of Crash Course, Vlogbrothers and SciShow - spins a sweeping, cinematic tale about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realising she's part of something bigger, and stranger, than anyone could have possibly imagined.

The Carls just appeared. Coming home from work at three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship - like a ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armour - April and her friend Andy make a video with it, which Andy uploads to YouTube. The next day April wakes up to a viral video and a new life. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world - everywhere from Beijing to Buenos Aires - and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the centre of an intense international media spotlight.

Now April has to deal with the pressure on her relationships, her identity and her safety that this new position brings, all while being on the front lines of the quest to find out not just what the Carls are, but what they want from us.

Compulsively entertaining and powerfully relevant, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing grapples with big themes, including how the social internet is changing fame, rhetoric and radicalisation; how our culture deals with fear and uncertainty; and how vilification and adoration spring from the same dehumanization that follows a life in the public eye.

Title: Absolutely Remarkable Thing
Author: GREEN HANK
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 25/09/2018
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Trapeze Publishing
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781473224193
Available stock: 2
Price: $35.00
Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred Year Old Man
Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred Year Old Man
The sequel to Jonas Jonasson's international bestseller The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared It all begins with a hot air balloon trip and three bottles of champagne. Allan and Julius are ready for some spectacular views, but they're not expecting to land in the sea and be rescued by a North Korean ship, and they could never have imagined that the captain of the ship would be harbouring a suitcase full of contraband uranium, on a nuclear weapons mission for Kim Jong-un ...Soon Allan and Julius are at the centre of a complex diplomatic crisis involving world figures from the Swedish foreign minister to Angela Merkel and President Trump. Things are about to get very complicated ...

Title: Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred Year Old Man
Author: JONASSON JONAS
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 09/08/2018
Price: $28.00
RRP: $28.00
Imprint: Fourth Estate
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008303921
Available stock: 4
Price: $28.00
After the Fire
After the Fire
LONGLISTED FOR THE CWA INTERNATIONAL DAGGER 2018

The final novel from the bestselling author of the Inspector Wallander mysteries

Fredrik Welin is a seventy-year-old retired doctor. Years ago he retreated to the Swedish archipelago, where he lives alone on an island. He swims in the sea every day, cutting a hole in the ice if necessary. He lives a quiet life. Until he wakes up one night to find his house on fire.

Fredrik escapes just in time, wearing two left-footed wellies, as neighbouring islanders arrive to help douse the flames. All that remains in the morning is a stinking ruin and evidence of arson. The house that has been in his family for generations and all his worldly belongings are gone. He cannot think who would do such a thing, or why. Without a suspect, the police begin to think he started the fire himself.

Title: After the Fire
Author: MANKELL HENNING
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 04/10/2018
Price: $26.00
RRP: $26.00
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781784703394
Available stock: 1
Price: $26.00
Aftershocks
Aftershocks
On The Island, just as on many other islands, marriages are unhappy, people fall in love and the seasons pass. The town of Aberdeen is no different, until the earthquakes. These seismic ripples tear down houses, forge bonds, and shake the foundations of humanity and religion. And in the midst of it all, Nellie and Ingrid fall in love.

In Aftershocks A. N. Wilson offers a portrait of nature, death and morality. Moved by the real losses of the Christchurch earthquake, this is an extraordinary novel about a community profoundly linked to the land it lives on.

Title: Aftershocks
Author: WILSON A N
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 06/09/2018
Price: $33.00
RRP: $33.00
Imprint: Atlantic Books
Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781786496041
Available stock: 2
Price: $33.00
Age of Light
Age of Light
'Whitney Scharer's storytelling is utterly immersive and gorgeous in its details . . . This is a powerful, sensual and gripping portrait of the forging of an artist's soul.' Madeleine Miller, author of Circe

'I'd rather take a photograph than be one,' says Lee Miller, shortly after she arrives in Paris in 1929. Gorgeous and talented, Lee has left behind a successful modelling career at Vogue to pursue her dream of being an artist. There she catches the eye of the famous Surrealist artist Man Ray. An egotistical, charismatic force, Lee is drawn to him immediately. Though he initially wants to use her as a model, Lee is determined to become Man's photography assistant instead.

As their personal and professional lives become further entwined, Lee is consumed by two desires: to become a famous photographer and to have a healthy and loving relationship. But as Lee asserts herself and moves from being a muse to an artist, Man's jealousy spirals out of control, and their mutual betrayals threaten to destroy them both.

Richly detailed and filled with a cast of famous characters, The Age of Light is a captivating historical novel about ambition, love, and the personal price of making art. In exploring Lee's complicated and fascinating history, Whitney Scharer has brought a brilliant and pioneering artist out of the shadow of a man's story and into the light.

Title: Age of Light
Author: SCHARER WHITNEY
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 07/02/2019
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Picador
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509889136
Available stock: 3
Price: $35.00
Agent in Place
Agent in Place
'I love the Gray Man'

Lee Child



The Gray Man is back in another nonstop international thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan novels



Court Gentry is back in action. This time he's working on behalf of a well-connected group of Syrian expats to secure the Syrian president's mistress so they can use her to bring down the president's regime. But the expats' plan goes awry when it's discovered the mistress has a baby--the Syrian president's only male heir--hidden away in a Damascus safe house.



Court goes after the baby, a decision that comes at the price of the mistress's life. The expat organization deems the boy now useless to their cause and refuses to protect him against the Syrian first lady and the notorious Swiss assassin in her employ. With no support on the way, Court realizes he'll have to take down the Syrian president himself if he and the boy are going to make it out alive...



'A can't miss' Publishers Weekly



'Greaney cranks out one winner after another' Kirkus



'One of the top must-read thrillers of 2018' The Real Book Spy

Title: Agent in Place
Author: GREANEY MARK
Series: Gray Man
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 20/02/2018
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Little Brown & Co
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780751570038
Available stock: 2
Price: $35.00
Ahabs Return Or The Last Voyage
Ahabs Return Or The Last Voyage
A bold and intriguing fabulist novel that reimagines two of the most legendary characters in American literature-Captain Ahab and Ishmael of Herman Melville's Moby-Dick-from the critically acclaimed Edgar and World Fantasy award-winning author of The Girl in the Glass and The Shadow Year.At the end of a long journey, Captain Ahab returns to the mainland to confront the true author of the novel Moby-Dick, his former shipmate, Ishmael. For Ahab was not pulled into the ocean's depths by a harpoon line, and the greatly exaggerated rumors of his untimely death have caused him grievous harm-after hearing about Ahab's demise, his wife and child left Nantucket for New York, and now Ahab is on a desperate quest to find them.Ahab's pursuit leads him to The Gorgon's Mirror, the sensationalist tabloid newspaper that employed Ishmael as a copy editor while he wrote the harrowing story of the ill-fated Pequod. In the penny press's office, Ahab meets George Harrow, who makes a deal with the captain: the newspaperman will help Ahab navigate the city in exchange for the exclusive story of his salvation from the mouth of the great white whale. But their investigation-like Ahab's own story-will take unexpected, dangerous, and ultimately tragic turns.Told with wisdom, suspense, a modicum of dry humor and horror, and a vigorous stretching of the truth, Ahab's Return charts an inventive and intriguing voyage involving one of the most memorable characters in classic literature, and pays homage to one of the greatest novels ever written.

Title: Ahabs Return Or The Last Voyage
Author: FORD JEFFREY
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 20/08/2018
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: William Morrow
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
ISBN: 9780062679000
Available stock: 1
Price: $35.00