THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO IS BACK WITH A UK NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist have not been in touch for some time. Then Blomkvist is contacted by renowned Swedish scientist Professor Balder. Warned that his life is in danger, but more concerned for his son´s well-being, Balder wants Millennium to publish his story - and it is a terrifying one. More interesting to Blomkvist than Balder´s world-leading advances in Artificial Intelligence, is his connection with a certain female superhacker. It seems that Salander, like Balder, is a target of ruthless cyber gangsters - and a violent criminal conspiracy that will very soon bring terror to the snowbound streets of Stockholm, to the Millennium team, and to Blomkvist and Salander themselves. The Girl in the Spider´s Web is book four in the Millennium series. Book five, The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye, was published in September 2017. The Girl Who Lived Twice - the final novel in the series by David Lagercrantz - is available to preorder now.
***Look out for The Bone Ships , the start of a new series by RJ Barker coming September 2019, now available for preorder!*** Many years of peace have passed in Maniyadoc, years of relative calm for the assassin Girton Club-Foot. Even the Forgetting Plague, which ravaged the rest of the kingdoms, seemed to pass them by. But now Rufra ap Vthyr eyes the vacant High-King´s throne and will take his court to the capital, a rat´s nest of intrigue and murder, where every enemy he has ever made will gather and the endgame of twenty years of politics and murder will be played out in his bid to become the King of all Kings. Friends become enemies, enemies become friends and the god of death, Xus the Unseen, stands closer than ever - casting his shadow over everything most dear to Girton. Praise for this trilogy ´Outstanding . . . Kept me reading well into the early hours of the morning´ James Islington, author of The Shadow of What Was Lost ´Dead gods, dread magic, and a lead that feels like a breath of fresh air. Great fun´ Peter Newman, author of The Vagrant ´Readers will appreciate Barker´s complex mythology and smoothly flowing plot´ Publishers Weekly ´Riddled with intrigue and dangerous magic, this is a hugely enjoyable debut´ Jennifer Williams, author of The Copper Promise ´A dark-humoured game of cat and mouse between assassins, with traitors on all sides´ David Dalglish, author of the Shadowdance series The Wounded Kingdom trilogy begins with AGE OF ASSASSINS, continues with BLOOD OF ASSASSINS and concludes with KING OF ASSASSINS.
***Look out for The Bone Ships , the start of a new series by RJ Barker coming September 2019, now available for preorder!*** Girton Club-Foot, apprentice to the land´s best assassin, still has much to learn about the art of taking lives. But his latest mission tasks Girton and his master with a far more difficult challenge: to save a life. Someone, or many someones, is trying to kill the heir to the throne, and it is up to Girton and his master to uncover the traitor and prevent the prince´s murder. In a kingdom on the brink of civil war and a castle thick with lies Girton finds friends he never expected, responsibilities he never wanted, and a conspiracy that could destroy an entire land. ***SHORTLISTED FOR THE DAVID GEMMELL AWARDS 2018*** ***SHORTLISTED FOR THE KITSCHIE AWARDS 2018*** ´Dead gods, dread magic, and a lead that feels like a breath of fresh air. Great fun´ Peter Newman, author of The Vagrant ´Outstanding. Beautifully written, perfectly paced and assured. Kept me reading well into the early hours of the morning. A wonderful first book - a wonderful book, period - that should be at the very top of your to-read list´ James Islington, author of The Shadow of what was Lost ´Simply unputdownable . . . the perfect mix of fantasy and mystery´ Fantasy Book Review ´With an original, immersive world that wouldn´t let me go and a pair of assassins worth rooting for, Age of Assassins is a pleasure to read. I can´t wait for more!´ Melissa Caruso, author of The Tethered Mage ´A dark-humored game of cat and mouse between assassins, with traitors on all sides´ David Dalglish, author of the Shadowdance series ´Age of Assassins builds a compelling fantasy world and peoples it with characters you can care about. Riddled with intrigue and dangerous magic, this is a hugely enjoyable debut´ Jen Williams, author of The Copper Promise ´Age of Assassins is a beguiling story of action and intrigue combined with a poignancy and humour that are as sharp as any blade´ Jon Skovron, author of Hope and Red ´Compellingly complex political intrigue and steel-sparking action sequences leavened by warm humour and genuine emotional depth´ Chris Brookmyre, author of the Jack Parlabane novels The Wounded Kingdom trilogy begins with AGE OF ASSASSINS, continues with BLOOD OF ASSASSINS and will continue with KING OF ASSASSINS.
In 1789, on the eve of the first presidential inauguration, charismatic Lion Hampshire aspires to a seat in the first Congress. In an effort to improve his rakish reputation, he agrees to an arranged marriage with Virginia-bred Priscilla Wade. However, his fiancée´s headstrong lady´s maid, Meagan, is not who she seems to be and Lion´s carefully crafted future may be undone by his passion for the wrong woman... Filled with Cynthia Wright´s hallmarks of warm intimacy, sensual romance, humor, adventure, and colorfully-drawn historical characters like George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, Touch the Sun is a shining achievement by a beloved author! The Beauvisage novels and The Raveneau novels intertwine, with some characters crossing over. Should you wish to listen to them in chronological order, this is the sequence: 1781 - Silver Storm 1783 - Caroline 1789 - Touch the Sun 1793 - Spring Fires (A Beauvisage/Raveneau Novel) 1798 - Smuggler´s Moon (The Raveneaus in Cornwall, Book 1) - available for pre-order 1814 - Surrender the Stars 1814 - Natalya 1818 - Silver Sea (A Raveneau/Beauvisage Novel) 1903 - Tempest 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/085941/bk_acx0_085941_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´Exactly the sort of book you might enjoy with the fire blazing, the snow falling. The solution is neat and the writing always enjoyable´ Anthony Horowitz Lose yourself in the sumptuous first novel in a new series of Golden Age mysteries set amid the lives of the glamorous Mitford sisters. It´s 1919, and Louisa Cannon dreams of escaping her life of poverty in London, and most of all her oppressive and dangerous uncle. Louisa´s salvation is a position within the Mitford household at Asthall Manor, in the Oxfordshire countryside. There she will become nurserymaid, chaperone and confidante to the Mitford sisters, especially sixteen-year-old Nancy - an acerbic, bright young woman in love with stories. But when a nurse - Florence Nightingale Shore, goddaughter of her famous namesake - is killed on a train in broad daylight, and Louisa and Nancy find that in postwar England, everyone has something to hide . . . Written by Jessica Fellowes, author of the number one-bestselling Downton Abbey books, The Mitford Murders is the perfect new obsession for fans of Daisy Goodwin, Anthony Howoritz and Agatha Christie - and is based on a real unsolved crime. ´True and glorious indulgence. A dazzling example of a Golden Age mystery´ Daisy Goodwin ´Oh how delicious! This terrific start to what promises to be a must-read series is exactly what we all need in these gloomy times.? Inventive, glittering, clever, ingenious. I devoured The Mitford Murders... so will you. Give it to absolutely everyone for Christmas, then pre-order the next one´ Susan Hill ´All the blissful escapism of a Sunday-night period drama in a book´ The Pool
´Absolute blissikins. Set in 1925, Bright Young Dead is a delightful mashup of real and fictional characters´ GUARDIAN As the glamour of the Bright Young Things crashes into the world of the Mitford sisters, their maid Louisa Cannon finds herself at the scene of a gripping murder mystery. Meet the Bright Young Things, the rabble-rousing hedonists of the 1920s whose treasure hunts were a media obsession. One such game takes place at the 18th birthday party of Pamela Mitford, but ends in tragedy as cruel, charismatic Adrian Curtis is pushed to his death from the church neighbouring the Mitford home. The police quickly identify the killer as a maid, Dulcie. But Louisa Cannon, chaperone to the Mitford girls and a former criminal herself, believes Dulcie to be innocent, and sets out to clear the girl´s name . . . all while the real killer may only be steps away. PRAISE FOR THE MITFORD MURDERS SERIES ´An extraordinary meld of fact and fiction´ GRAHAM NORTON ´A lively, entertaining, well-written whodunit´ THE TIMES (crime book of the month) ´True and glorious indulgence. A dazzling example of a Golden Age mystery´ DAISY GOODWIN ´Exactly the sort of book you might enjoy with the fire blazing, the snow falling. The solution is neat and the writing always enjoyable´ ANTHONY HOROWITZ (crime novels of the year) ´Oh how delicious! This terrific start to what promises to be a must-read series is exactly what we all need in these gloomy times. Inventive, glittering, clever, ingenious. I devoured The Mitford Murders... so will you. Give it to absolutely everyone for Christmas, then pre-order the next one´ SUSAN HILL ´All the blissful escapism of a Sunday-night period drama in a book´ THE POOL ´Keeps the reader guessing to the very end. An accomplished crime debut and huge fun to read´ EVENING STANDARD ´This story is drenched in detail and feels both authentic and fun. Curl up in your favourite reading spot and enjoy´ HEAT ´The plan is that each book will focus on a different Mitford sister. On the strength of this initial entry, success is assured´ FINANCIAL TIMES ´Elegant, whipsmart and brilliantly twisty-turny, this Downton-style mystery had me hooked from the first page´ VIV GROSKOP ´Full of period pleasure´ WOMAN & HOME ´An audacious and glorious foray into the Golden Age of mystery fiction. Breathtaking´ ALEX GRAY ´A real murder, a real family and a brand new crime fiction heroine are woven together to make a fascinating, and highly enjoyable, read. I loved it´ JULIAN FELLOWES ´Jessica Fellowes´ deliciously immersive, effortlessly easy novel has a strong feel for period and a rollicking plot´ METRO ´What a captivating crime novel and heroine Jessica has created in The Mitford Murders. The instant reassurance of being in the hands of a true storyteller with a feel for period detail makes this a real treat´ AMANDA CRAIG ´This is a chocolate soufflé of a novel: as the enthralling mystery heats up, so the addictive deliciousness of the story rises. The sort of book you never want to end´ JULIET NICOLSON
***THE FIRST HOLLY WAKEFIELD THRILLER, LONGLISTED FOR THE 2019 CWA DEBUT DAGGER AWARD*** Holly Wakefield works for the NHS as a criminal psychologist specialising in serial killers. She has particular reason to be good at her job - but she keeps that to herself. When DI Bishop from the Met Police approaches Holly to investigate a recent killing, Holly is horrified by the dismembered bodies and the way they have been theatrically positioned. More shocking still is when the pathologist reveals this is not the first time she has seen these mutilations. It means a serial killer is out there, and they´re going to kill again - soon. Holly is used to chasing serial killers. But this killer has something in common with Holly that she´s kept hidden for as long as she can remember. And for the first time since she was a child, Holly is forced to face the darkness of her past... The first book in a bestselling new serial killer series. For fans of Patricia Cornwell, Val McDermid, Robert Galbraith and the TV´s Luther and Line of Duty . ***Pre-order Mark Griffin´s second novel, When Angels Sleep , in the bestselling Holly Wakefield series now*** ´Gripping, shocking, nail biting!´ Reader review, 5 stars ´A must read book!´ Reader review, 5 stars ´Outstanding´ Reader review, 5 stars ´A moving, intense rollercoaster!´ Reader review, 5 stars ´You have to read this book!´ Reader review, 5 stars ´Brilliant . . . you won´t want to put it down´ Reader review, 5 stars ´Compulsive´ Reader review, 5 stars ´Couldn´t put it down!´ Reader review, 5 stars ´I was glued to this cover to cover´ Reader review, 5 stars
´An author who makes history come gloriously alive´ The Times ´Meticulous research and strong storytelling´ Woman & Home ´A sumptuous ride´ Toby Clements, Daily Telegraph Elizabeth Chadwick´s new novel THE IRISH PRINCESS is available to pre-order NOW Eleanor of Aquitaine A loving mother. A betrayed wife. A queen beyond compare. Eleanor of Aquitaine´s story is legendary. She is an icon who has fascinated readers for over eight hundred years. But the real Eleanor remains elusive - until now. Based on the most up-to-date research, bestselling novelist Elizabeth Chadwick brings Eleanor´s magnificent story to life, as never before. Young, vibrant, privileged, Eleanor´s future is golden as the heiress to wealthy Aquitaine. But when her beloved father dies suddenly in the summer of 1137, her childhood ends abruptly. Forced to marry the young prince Louis of France, Eleanor is still struggling to adjust to her new role when Louis´ father dies and they become King and Queen of France. Leaving everything behind, the vivacious Eleanor must face the complex and faction-riddled French court. She is only 13. Overflowing with scandal, politics, sex, triumphs and tragedies, The Summer Queen is the first novel in a stunning trilogy from award-winning and much-loved author Elizabeth Chadwick The next two books - The Winter Crown and The Autumn Throne - are available to buy NOW in paperback and ebook. Praise for Elizabeth Chadwick ´Enjoyable and sensuous´ Daily Mail ´Stunning grasp of historical details... Her characters are beguiling and the story is intriguing and very enjoyable´ Barbara Erskine ´Renowned historical novelist Chadwick tells this battle-of-the-sexes story from a woman´s point of view´ New York Post
´Groundbreaking and gripping´ Sunday Times A BLOODY MESSAGE 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. A POWERFUL ALLY 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. A CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE 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. From number one bestseller Mark Billingham comes a masterful, intense crime novel that pits DI Tom Thorne against an evil beyond comprehension, yet shockingly real. ´One of the great series of British crime fiction´ The Times ´Billingham is a world-class writer´ Karin Slaughter ________________ The outstanding new Tom Thorne thriller, THEIR LITTLE SECRET, is available to pre-order now
***Look out for The Bone Ships , the start of a new series by RJ Barker coming September 2019, now available for preorder!*** The assassin Girton Club-foot and his master have returned to Maniyadoc in hope of finding sanctuary, but death, as always, dogs Girton´s heels. The place he knew no longer exists. War rages across Maniyadoc, with three kings claiming the same crown - and one of them is Girton´s old friend Rufra. Girton finds himself hurrying to uncover a plot to murder Rufra on what should be the day of the king´s greatest victory. But while Girton deals with threats inside and outside Rufra´s war encampment, he can´t help wondering if his greatest enemy hides beneath his own skin. Praise for this trilogy ´Outstanding . . . Kept me reading well into the early hours of the morning´ James Islington, author of The Shadow of What Was Lost ´Dead gods, dread magic, and a lead that feels like a breath of fresh air. Great fun´ Peter Newman, author of The Vagrant ´Readers will appreciate Barker´s complex mythology and smoothly flowing plot´ Publishers Weekly ´Riddled with intrigue and dangerous magic, this is a hugely enjoyable debut´ Jennifer Williams, author of The Copper Promise ´A dark-humoured game of cat and mouse between assassins, with traitors on all sides´ David Dalglish, author of the Shadowdance series The Wounded Kingdom trilogy begins with AGE OF ASSASSINS, continues with BLOOD OF ASSASSINS and will continue with KING OF ASSASSINS.
The journey from being a ´´no-name´´ artist to finding your voice in the world of comics has always been a mystery - especially in the Internet age. While the publishing industry struggles to adapt to the rapidly changing digital world, independent artists now have the ability to build a successful and lucrative brand completely on their own with a little hard work and some Internet savvy. Now there´s nothing stopping you from getting your book in front of thousands or even millions of people. Suddenly you can´t blame anyone for not giving you a chance. You can only blame yourself for not trying. So roll up your sleeves, sharpen your pencils and fire up your Internet because we are about to make and sell comics! Jason Brubaker´s graphic novel reMIND raised over $175,000 in pre-order sales on Kickstarter, won the Xeric Award, and made ALA´s Great Graphic Novels for Teens List. This book is a collection of his thoughts, strategies, and practical lessons developed during his experience writing, drawing, and self-publishing reMIND. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Brubaker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035888/bk_acx0_035888_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.