Book of the month

Book of the month

Noir Book of the Month – March 2020

In Mercy River, Hamilton successfully integrates a whodunit plot into an action-packed thriller peopled with fully realized characters.

General Fiction Book of the Month – March 2020

Sea Monsters beautifully renders the perspective of a bored, intelligent, privileged teenage girl – a decadent, solipsistic daydream. Aridjis riffs like a poet, letting each image twist and grow into the next… The novel’s strength lies in its ability to turn to the next magic trick, the next detail, the next sight.

Mystery Book of the Month – February 2020

A stifling, atmospheric gothic crime novel with a unique protagonist and killer twist. This is top-notch historical crime fiction, with a dash of the supernatural.

General Fiction Book of the Month – February 2020

The Ghost Factory is the story of two friends growing up in Belfast, where ”the Troubles” are coming to an end, but the loyalist and provo gangs still exert control via organised crime syndicates and punishment beatings. Jacky tries to come to terms with the attack of his best friend (by just such a gang) by running away to London, but is soon forced to face the bullies who still menace a city scarred by conflict.

Mystery Book of the Month – January 2020

The book beautifully evokes the character and spirit of Shetland and the people who sail around the sometimes treacherous coast of Scotland. And last but not least it’s an intriguing mystery: a whodunit (which is also a ”howdunit”) that keeps the reader engaged throughout.

General Fiction Book of the Month – January 2020

Everyone knows Daisy Jones and The Six. Their albums were on every turntable, they sold out arenas from coast to coast, their sound defined an era. And then, on 12 July 1979, the split. Nobody ever knew why. Until now.

Mystery Book of the Month – December 2019

Christmastime in the south of France is as beautiful as ever, but when a shady local businessman drops dead in the middle of the festivities, Antoine Verlaque, magistrate of Aix-en-Provence, and his wife Marine Bonnet must solve the case while keeping the holiday spirit alive. A typical Longworth cassoulet of good food, fine wine, and murder.

General Fiction Book of the Month – December 2019

A painfully beautiful first novel that is at once a murder mystery, a coming-of-age narrative and a celebration of nature … Owens here surveys the desolate marshlands of the North Carolina coast through the eyes of an abandoned child. And in her isolation that child makes us open our own eyes to the secret wonders-and dangers-of her private world.

Noir Book of the Month – November 2019

Mexico City’s Cult Noir Classic! ”The best f***ing novel ever written about Mexico City” – Francisco Goldman

General Fiction Book of the Month – November 2019

A wise, sensitive novel about Russia, exile, family, love, history and fate, this work asks what people owe the place they were born, and in return, what it owes them.
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