Meet DCI John Luther.
He's a murder detective. A near-genius. He's brilliant; he's intense; he's instinctive. He's obsessional.
DCI John Luther has an extraordinary clearance rate. He commands outstanding loyalty from friends and colleagues. Nobody who ever stood at his side has a bad word to say about him. And yet there are rumours that DCI Luther is bad - not corrupt, not on the take, but tormented. Luther seethes with a hidden fury that...
In 1909, the largest department store in London's West End, designed and built from scratch, opened in Oxford Street in a glorious burst of publicity. The mastermind behind the FaĂ§ade was American retail genius Harry Gordon Selfridge: maverick businessman, risk-taker, dandy and one of the greatest showmen the retail world has ever known. His talents were to create the seduction of shopping, and as his success and fame grew, so did his glittering lifestyle: mansions, yachts...
For the third time this week he is watching her scream.
Watching, not listening.
Rebecca Laurence is centre stage and shining in her role
as Ophelia. She pivots, rotating like a ballerina impaled in
a musical box, red hair cascading down her back. Amidst
the thundering applause, one man is watching.
Rebecca meets the charismatic Seth Gardner, and as
attraction grows between them, he invites her to join his
Friday Folly, a group of artistic friends. But as Rebecca...
Tsukiko is in her late 30s and living alone when one night she happens to meet one of her former high school teachers, 'Sensei', in a bar. He is at least thirty years her senior, retired and, she presumes, a widower. After this initial encounter, the pair continue to meet occasionally to share food and drink sake, and as the seasons pass - from spring cherry blossom to autumnal mushrooms - Tsukiko and Sensei come to develop a hesitant...
It is Christmas morning in 1964. For nurse Fionnuala Kennedy, it is work as usual. As she trudges through the cold streets to catch her bus, Fionnuala thinks of the secret which she has been keeping from her beloved mother and father - and of how on earth she is going to break it to them.
She promises herself that she will do it that very evening, when she gets back home. None of the hospital staff are expecting very much to disturb their routine - it is Christmas Day, after all. And...
An athlete, a princess, a brain, a criminal, a basket case...Cara Dunham is definitely one of them. But stuck in her small hometown, with no prospects of escape, she's struggling to find her thing. Her life is more book club than Breakfast Club and there is no Judd Nelson in sight!
So when Cara is invited to a school reunion she knows this is her chance to channel her inner Molly Ringwald and grab her John Hughes moment, once and...
"Itâ€™s amazing how life goes back to normal, how the world keeps spinning, even after you do something so terrible that it can never be forgiven. You get up in the morning. You eat. You shower. Shave. Use the toilet. And the dream. Always the same dream. There is no escaping it. In my dream, I plunge the knife into a little girlâ€™s chest.â€ť-Sam Harlan
Ecuador. What was supposed to be a dream holiday turned into a nightmare for a group of foreign tourists when their plane crashed in the Amazon rainforest. Having waited in vain for a couple of days for help to arrive, the survivors of the crash decided to set off on a daring journey determined to get out of the jungle alive. But while pushing on, unaware, they entered a territory inhabited by isolated Indian tribes hostile to outsiders.
The discovery of a brutally murdered young woman in an abandoned factory unit draws Detective Alec Ramsay and his Major Investigation team into a complex web of crime in Liverpoolâ€™s underworld in this gripping thriller from acclaimed suspense writer Conrad Jones.
Would you give killers what they want to get them to leave you and your family alone? Gray Bolton might, if he knew what "it" was. His life as a pawnbroker in a Mississippi town is good. He has a beautiful family and the future looks bright. Then he kills an armed robber and discovers that he was anything but a common criminal. Trouble cascades upon Bolton from the police, from home, and from unknown parties who may be the most vicious of all. They all appear to be after the same...
Iâ€™m having that cocky jockâ€™s baby, but he wonâ€™t have me.
Gibson Evans is the best college football quarterback in the country. Heâ€™s tall, broad, tattooed, and so incredibly handsome.And he got me pregnant. It was supposed to be just one night, but a broken condom changed all of our plans forever.People treat him like a hero, but I think heâ€™s a total prick. Gibson gets whatever he wants, and now suddenly he wants me.
Jesse and his friends are the only kids who surf in a small beach town. But as they grow, so does the popularity of their sport, and they soon become anxious to protect their waves. And when the boys discover a perfect surfing wave hidden inside a private estate, they agree to do anything to keep their secret safe.
Getting a life isn't always easy. And hanging on to it is even harder...
Jodi Taylor brings all her comic writing skills to this heart-warming tale of self-discovery.
Known as â€śThe Nothing Girlâ€ť because of her severe stutter and chronically low self-confidence, Jenny Dove is only just prevented from ending it all by the sudden appearance of Thomas, a mystical golden horse only she can see. Under his guidance, Jenny unexpectedly acquires a husband â€“ the charming and...
France, July 1944: a month after the Allied landings in Normandy and the liberation of Europe is underway. In the Pas de Calais, Nathalie Mercier, a young British Special Operations Executive secret agent working with the French Resistance, disappears. In London, her husband Owen Quinn, an officer with Royal Navy Intelligence, discovers the truth about her role in the Alliesâ€™ sophisticated deception at the heart of D-Day. Appalled but determined, Quinn sets off on a perilous hunt...
Someone is looking for Tasha. But does she want to be found?
Eight months ago Tasha Joseph ran away, and her stepmother, Emma, has been searching for her ever since. She is desperate to give Tasha the home and security she deserves.
The problem is, Emma isnâ€™t the only one looking for Tasha. The police are keen to find her too. She could be a vital witness in a criminal trial, and DCI Tom Douglas has a team constantly on the lookout for her. But Tasha remains hidden, and nobody...
When Rose reports for Fenton County jury duty she figures sheâ€™s lucky to get out of a morning working at the DMV. Instead, despite a disastrous encounter with the new assistant district attorney, Mason Deveraux, sheâ€™s picked as a juror on a murder case. As the trial progresses, she realizes an ominous vision she had in the menâ€™s restroom proves the defendant is innocent. And thereâ€™s not a cotton picking thing she can do about it.
Or is there?
As if things werenâ€™t bad...
Everything youâ€™ve built your life on is a lie
Willowâ€™s memories of her parents are sun-drenched and full of smiles, love and laughter. But a mysterious invitation to a photographic exhibition exposes a secret thatâ€™s been buried since a tragic accident years ago.
Willow is forced to question everything she knew about Charity, her late mother, and Hope, the aunt sheâ€™s lived with since she was a child.
How was the enigmatic photographer connected to Willowâ€™s parents? Why...
When siblings Dan and Hayley Daley inherit their late grandmotherâ€™s derelict Victorian farmhouse, it seems like a dream come true. All they have to do is fix the place up and sell it for a tidy profit!
Exceptâ€”as anyone who has renovated an old house knowsâ€”things are never that easy.
The walls are rapidly crumbling around them, the architect is a certified lunatic, the budget is spiralingâ€¦and then thereâ€™s the disturbingly intelligent cow to worry about.
On top of all...
When Jonathon Fairfax accidentally helps a murderer bump off Sarah Morecambe, the secretary of a senior politician, he sets off a chain of events that astonishes him. Jonathon is wrong-footed by even the most everyday things, so he's particularly startled to find himself caught up in a conspiracy that goes right to the heart of government.
Teaming up with a suave private investigator, a glamorous grannie and the probable love of his life, Jonathon must confront his greatest fears...
This is the story of how, over a period of one hundred and ninety-two days, I was torn away from the life I knew and loved, and dragged down to the depths of despair; of how I endured enforced isolation and near-starvation at the hands of Somali pirates; and of how I made a choice to survive by any and all means that I could muster.
In September 2011 Judith Tebbutt and her husband David set out on an adventurous holiday to Kenya. A couple for thirty-three years, they had first...
For eight long years, Detective Inspector Lorne Simpkins has tracked the vicious criminal known as The Unicorn. But the killer has frustrated MI6 at every turn and remained successful at Impeding Justice.
When Lorne is targeted in a trap that results in the death of her partner, the tragedy shakes her confidence to the core. Before she has time to recoup, her teenage daughter is kidnapped. More than Lorne's professional reputation rests on her bringing The Unicorn to justice.
Gemma thought her mind was gone, but she was wrong. And now she is left trying to figure out the truth to what Stephan is planning to do with her and the star, before itâ€™s too late.
But finding out the truth is hard, especially since Gemma doesnâ€™t know who she can trust. There may be only one person who Gemma can turn to for answers, but that means having to go to the one place no one wants to goâ€”The Underworld.
'She wanted the truth. They wanted her dead'.
Since her first day on the Miami Herald, rookie reporter Deborah Jones has been agitating for a shot at one particular story. William Craig is on Death Row, convicted of killing Senator Jack O'Neill's only son. There is no question of his guilt. Craig murdered the young man who was acquitted of raping his granddaughter. There are only five weeks and one day until his execution. And Craig has not given a single interview....
It started with an ant.
Not a giant or an elephant, but a tiny ant, scurrying across the kitchen floor, dragging a leaf.
The cat and the dog spotted the leaf moving, but not the ant pulling it. They both dived for the leaf at the same time and became entangled.
The entanglement led to a fight, and all hell broke loose. They knocked the oven over, and the gas pipe ruptured.
The owner came and switched the light on to see what was happening.
An ant scurried away from the burnt out shell pulling a leaf behind it.