It's 1947 and the worst winter in memory: Glasgow is buried in snow, killers stalk the streets - and Douglas Brodie's past is engulfing him.
It starts small. The Jewish community in Glasgow asks Douglas Brodie, ex-policeman turned journalist, to solve a series of burglaries. The police don't care and Brodie needs the cash. Brodie solves the crime but the thief is found dead, butchered by the owner of the house he was robbing. When the householder in turn is murdered...
Glasgow's melting. The temperature is rising and so is the murder rate. Douglas Brodie, ex-policeman, ex-soldier and now newest reporter on the Glasgow Gazette, has no shortage of material for his crime column.
But even Brodie baulks at his latest subject: a rapist who has been tarred and feathered by a balaclava-clad group. Brodie soon discovers a link between this horrific act and a series of brutal beatings.
Creepy claws ... Sickly skin ... Dangling warts ... Green spit ... Horrible horns ... Smelly bottoms ... Bothersome bogies
Who are these horrible babysitters? And how do we escape from them?
Contains hilarious yet adorable, full colour illustrations by artist, Katie W. Stewart.
Raised in Stepney, the heart of London's East End, Maggie Riley is the only child of an Irish widower. When she becomes pregnant at the age of fifteen she is delighted, for it means she has captured her beloved Jim Burns.
But life is a constant struggle - to bring up her four sons, to cope with a part-time husband, to 'better herself'. And that struggle is set against critical events of the era: the Depression, the Blackshirt marches, the devastation of World War II and its...
The Hunt is on...
They've erased his past. Wiped out his very existence. But Carl Logan isn't finished yet.
On the run in a harsh Russian winter, Logan - once an invaluable asset but now branded a traitor - has been framed for murder. His own firm, the secretive Joint Intelligence Agency, have labeled him a rogue operative after two decades of loyal service. The agency is hunting him down... and they're not the only ones.
Step back in time in this festive feel-good novella with the Cokes of Christmas past!
It's December 1992 and Thunderbirds are all the rage. Coco Pinchard is desperately trying to track down this year's must-have Christmas toy -Tracy Island- for her four-year-old son Rosencrantz.With only a few shopping days left until Christmas, it's proving an...
Christmas is coming, but not everyone is looking forward to it.
Rebecca has just been dumped and isn't looking forward to spending the holidays with her parents. Octogenarian Stanley lost his beloved wife to cancer. How will he cope with his first Christmas without her?
The enigmatic Natalie Hope takes over at the Sugar and Spice bakery cafĂ© in an attempt to spread some festive cheer and restore Christmas spirit. Will she succeed?
The shop: Jacquesâ€™s Emporium, hidden amongst the icy alleyways of Victorian London, hoarding its shadowy secrets against the winter snow.
The man: Basil Jenkins, collector of intriguing objects, who becomes fascinated by his newest purchase â€“ an exquisite chessboard.
The journal: written by the mysterious Reginald Perigar, recording the ferocious chess matches he played throughout history.
The contest: black versus white, living...
633AD. Anglo-Saxon Britain. A gripping, powerful, action-packed historical thriller about vengeance and coming of age. The Bernicia Chronicles are perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell.
Beobrand is compelled by his brother's almost-certain murder to embark on a quest for revenge in the war-ravaged kingdoms of Northumbria.
The land is rife with danger, as warlords vie for supremacy and dominion. In the battles for control...
The brilliants changed everything.
Since 1980, 1% of the world has been born with gifts weâ€™d only dreamed of. The ability to sense a personâ€™s most intimate secrets, or predict the stock market, or move virtually unseen. For thirty years the world has struggled with a growing divide between the exceptional...and the rest of us.
Now a terrorist network led by brilliants has crippled three cities. Supermarket shelves stand...
Scarred, solitary Derek Gaunt has separated from his Pack, and is truly a lone wolf. With no family he answers to no one; but is fiercely loyal to a chosen few. So, when several of those close to him are murdered, heâ€™ll stop at nothing to hunt their killer through the magic-drenched streets of Atlanta.
Never one to be left on the sidelines, equally determinedâ€”some might say stubbornâ€”Julie Lennart-Olsen soon joins in his pursuit; and what began as revenge turns into a race to save...
When a healthy, liberal U.S. senator suddenly falls ill at a political fundraising event, he is rushed to the hospital for emergency treatment, but dies hours after being stabilized. Miami-based FBI Special Agent Daniel Falcone is called in to investigate. He quickly suspects foul play. As he searches for evidence, a torrent of domestic terrorism is unleashed upon the nation. An African-American church is bombed. A mass shooting devastates an event to commemorate the Holocaust. Mayhem...
Every child and human being has a fundamental right to a life free from humiliation, fear and violence. Yet the World Health Organisation estimates that up to 40 million children are abused every year and according to Women's Aid, 1 in 3 women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime.
In this shocking memoir, Cassie Moore gives a very open and honest description of how she suffered and survived a lifetime of abuse. She describes:
- The sexual...
It is 58 BC and the mighty Tenth Legion, camped in Northern Italy, prepare for the arrival of the most notorious general in Roman history: Julius Caesar.
Marcus Falerius Fronto, commander of the Tenth is a career soldier and long-time companion of Caesar's. Despite his desire for the simplicity of the military life, he cannot help but be drawn into intrigue and politics as Caesar engineers a motive to invade the lands of Gaul.
Fronto is about to discover that politics can be as...
A manâ€™s body is found on a canal towpath. In his pocket, a magnetic letter in the shape of an E.
Days later, a second victim is found, this time with the letter V tucked into her clothing.
As the body count rises, the eerie, childlike clues point to a pattern that sends DS Allie Shenton and her colleagues into full alert.
The race is on. Allie and the team must work quickly to determine where the killer will strike next. The rules are simple but deadlyâ€”to catch the...
For single mum Maggie, Christmas has always been a family occasion â€“ her daughter Ellen filling the house with her bubbly warmth and mistletoe, her dad Paddy having one too many festive tipples, and the traditional family Christmas tree looking like a drunken elf vomited a rainbow all over it.
But this year, with both Ellen and Paddy away for the holidays, Maggieâ€™s facing a truly blue Christmas â€“ alone with nothing but a bottle of Baileys and an M&S turkey dinner.
With little skill, surprisingly few ingredients, and even the most unsophisticated of ice-cream makers, you can make the scrumptious ice creams that have made Ben and Jerry's an American legend.
Ben and Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream and Dessert Book tells fans the story behind the company and the two men who built it-from their first meeting in 7th-grade gym class (they were already the two widest kids on the field) to their "graduation" from an ice-cream-making...
He woke up due to the sun shining in his eyes. It was still low on the horizon, and it was at just the right angle to shine on him in the gap between two trees.
He wondered why he was in such a position to see the rising sun, before remembering that he had agreed to a weekend in the great outdoors, camping with friends.
He was in a sleeping bag, next to his rucksack, and the tents of his friends were scattered around the campsite.
He knew why he could see the sun. Someone had stolen his tent!