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The Broken Shore

By Peter Temple
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Peter Temple
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Birds

By Katrina Cook
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Katrina Cook
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Best American Mystery Stories 2007

By Otto Penzler
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Otto Penzler
Expect the unexpected and prepare to be entertained . . .No book published this year will deliver more thrills per page than this one.Here are twenty of the year's stand-out crime short stories, showcasing not only the very best of the genre, but also the very best American writing full stop.
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Breakout

By Richard Stark
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Richard Stark
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Blue Religion

By Michael Connelly
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Michael Connelly
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Body of Lies

By David Ignatius
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David Ignatius
Roger Ferris is one of the CIA's soldiers in the war on terrorism. He has come out of Iraq with a shattered leg and an intense mission - to penetrate the network of a master terrorist known only as 'Suleiman'. Ferris's plan for getting inside Suleiman's tent is inspired by a masterpiece of British intelligence during World War II: he prepares a body of lies, literally the corpse of an imaginary CIA officer who appears to have accomplished the impossible by recruiting an agent within the enemy's ranks.This scheme binds friend and foe in a web of extraordinary subtlety and complexity, and when it begins to unravel, Ferris finds himself flying blind into a hurricane. His only hope is the urbane head of Jordan's intelligence service - a man who just might be an Arab version of John le Carré's celebrated spy, George Smiley. But can Ferris trust him? And can he trust the CIA?
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The Best American Mystery Stories 2008

By Otto Penzler
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Otto Penzler
Expect the unexpected and prepare to be entertained . . .No book published this year will deliver more thrills per page than this one.Here are twenty of the year's stand-out crime short stories, showcasing not only the very best of the genre, but also the very best American writing full stop.George Pelecanos, bestselling author, producer and writer on the HBO hit series The Wire, takes his pick of the past year's most distinguished tales of mystery, crime, and suspense. James Lee Burke offers a chilling snapshot of the life of a reluctantly recovering drug addict, battling grief for her soldier husband in New Iberia's old brothel district. Michael Connelly takes us to Mulholland Drive, where a cop examining the wreckage of a fatal collision has a frighteningly life-like crash dummy concealed in his own trunk. Alice Munro resurrects the memory of a sinister childhood friendship after forty years of silence. And Joyce Carol Oates visits not-so-sleepy suburbia, where, years after a newspaper exposes a man's shady past, his daughters realise the control they have over his future . . .From white-picket-fenced towns to the grubby grandeur of the Tunisian capital, The Best American Mystery Stories 2008 is a powerful collection certain to delight mystery aficionados as well as lovers of all great fiction.
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Brodeck's Report

By Philippe Claudel
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Philippe Claudel
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The Beast of the Camargue

By Xavier-Marie Bonnot
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Xavier-Marie Bonnot
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Best American Mystery Stories 2009

By Otto Penzler
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Otto Penzler
Expect the unexpected and prepare to be entertained. No book published this year will deliver more thrills per page than this one. Here are twenty of the year's stand-out crime short stories, showcasing not only the very best of the genre, but also the very best American writing full stop. This outstanding collection is always certain to delight mystery aficionados as well as lovers of all great fiction.
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The Big Questions: Philosophy

By Simon Blackburn
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Simon Blackburn
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Burning Rubber

By Charles Jennings
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Charles Jennings
In Burning Rubber, Charles Jennings tells the fast and furious tale of motor sport's premier competition, from its earliest roots in the suicidal road races of the Edwardian age to the brave new world of Hamilton, Button, Alonso and Vettel in the 2000s. In a narrative bristling with anecdote and incident, he explores the lost world of the 1950s racetrack, the rise of British constructors in the 1960s, the impact of technological changes from the late 1970s, the advent of the high-profile team boss in the 1980s and the revolution wrought on Formula One by computers in the 1990s. Throughout, sparkling and incisive profiles shed revelatory light on the drivers who have risked life and limb: the brilliant but inscrutable Juan Manuel Fangio, the ebullient Stirling Moss, the champagne-gargling James Hunt, the cerebral Alain Prost and mercurial Ayrton Senna, the adenoidal Nigel Mansell, the metronomic Michael Schumacher, the precocious Lewis Hamilton and the reborn Jenson Button.Burning Rubber takes the reader on a white-knuckle drive through the bends, straights, chicanes and pit stops of Formula One's chequered history.
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  • Bones of Betrayal

    By Jefferson Bass
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    Jefferson Bass
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    Breverton's Nautical Curiosities

    By Terry Breverton
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    Terry Breverton
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    Battle of Britain

    By Patrick Bishop
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    Patrick Bishop
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    Bad Money

    By Louise Patten
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    Louise Patten
    Mary Kersey has burst through the glass ceiling. She has a high-profile City job giving strategic advice to banks. She's the family breadwinner, a loving wife and a caring mother to Gracie, and she struggles to find the right balance between her work and her home life. Her two worlds collide when the Treasury asks Mary to take on a secret role investigating dirty dealings surrounding ever-more-powerful hedge funds. She knows that the company her firm is working with was acquired after manipulation of the share price plus a good deal of help from a dodgy hedge fund. She finds herself torn every which way as husband, daughter, boss, her own conscience - all clamour for her attention. When matters take a dark turn, Mary discovers just how vulnerable she is. Standing between men and their money is a very dangerous place to be...
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    The Big Questions The Universe

    By Stuart Clark
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    Stuart Clark
    The Big Questions series enables renowned experts to tackle the 20 most fundamental and frequently asked questions of a major branch of science or philosophy. Each 3000-word essay simply and concisely examines a question that has eternally perplexed enquiring minds, providing answers from history's great thinkers. This ambitious project is a unique distillation of humanity's best ideas. In Big Questions: The Universe, Dr Stuart Clark tackles the 20 key questions of astronomy and cosmology: What is the universe? How big is the universe? How old is the universe? What are stars made from? How did the Universe form? Why do the planets stay in orbit? Was Einstein right? What are black holes? How did the Earth form? What were the first celestial objects? What is dark matter? What is dark energy? Are we really made from stardust? Is there life on Mars? Are there other intelligent beings? Can we travel through time and space? Can the laws of physics change? Are there alternative universes? What will be the fate of the universe? Is there cosmological evidence for God?
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  • The Bone Thief

    By Jefferson Bass
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    Jefferson Bass
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    Black Hills

    By Dan Simmons
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    Dan Simmons
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    The Book Club

    By Maxim Februari
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    Maxim Februari
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