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81. Munich - Robert Harris

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FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FATHERLAND, CONCLAVE AND AN OFFICER AND A SPY.

September 1938

Hitler is determined to start a war.

Chamberlain is desperate to preserve the peace.

The issue is to be decided in a city that will forever afterwards be notorious for what takes place there.

Munich.

As Chamberlain’s plane judders over the Channel and the Führer’s train steams relentlessly south from Berlin, two young men travel with secrets of their own.

Hugh Legat is one of Chamberlain’s private secretaries; Paul Hartmann a German diplomat and member of the anti-Hitler resistance. Great friends at Oxford before Hitler came to power, they haven’t seen one another since they were last in Munich six years earlier. Now, as the future of Europe hangs in the balance, their paths are destined to cross again.

When the stakes are this high, who are you willing to betray? Your friends, your family, your country or your conscience?

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82. Murder Most Malicious - Alyssa Maxwell

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December 1918: As a difficult year draws to a close, there's much to celebrate for nineteen-year-old Phoebe Renshaw and her three siblings at their family estate of Foxwood Hall. The dreadful war is finally over and eldest daughter Julia's engagement to their house-guest, the Marquis of Allerton, appears imminent. But on the morning of Boxing Day, the Marquis goes missing. Not entirely missing, however, as macabre evidence of foul play turns up. As the local constable suspects a footman at Foxwood Hall, Phoebe and Eva follow the clues to a different conclusion.

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83. Murders Most Foul An Inspector Faro Mystery (Large Print 16pt) - Alanna Knight

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When the body of an unknown woman is found in an Edinburgh close, Detective Constable Faro assumes the killing is a random act of violence - until he finds a playing card, the nine of diamonds, underneath her corpse. His superiors scoff at his suspicions of a serial killer, but days later a man is attacked in the street, and left badly bruised and battered with the nine of diamonds in his pocket. Faro believes there's a connection. He must contend with other problems, though, if he is to solve the case. Detective Sergeant Gosse does his best to frame suspect after suspect, but remains constantly irritated by his detective constable. And although Faro's sweetheart Lizzie loves him deeply, he is not sure if he feels the same way. And what of Inga St Ola, Faro's first and only true love from his native Orkney? Amongst all this, a servant at Lizzie's place of work goes missing. Could her disappearance be linked to the playing - card killer? Beset by hostile superiors and a police - hating public, Faro feels he may never crack this confounding case.

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84. Napoleon's Pyramids (Large Print 16pt) - William Dietrich

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Revolutionary Paris, 1798. Adventurer Ethan Gage - gambler, sharpshooter and pupil of the late Benjamin Franklin - wins a mysterious medallion in a card game. Within hours he is framed for murder and, facing the grim prospect of either prison or death, he barely escapes France with his life, choosing to accompany the ambitious young general Napoleon Bonaparte on his glorious mission to conquer Egypt. With Horatio Nelson's fleet following close behind, Gage sets out on the adventure of a lifetime. But even as he hurtles into war, Gage is pursued by shadowy enemies who seem determined to lay their hands on the baffling medallion, and the powers it could unlock, at all costs. In a race against time and terrain, he must find the answer to one of history's greatest riddles, before it is too late.

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85. On the Head of a Pin A Castle Street Mystery (Large Print 16pt) - Janet Kellough

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LIMITED TIME OFFER Thaddeus Lewis, an itinerant ''saddlebag'' preacher still mourns the mysterious death of his daughter Sarah as he rides to his new posting in Prince Edward County. When a girl in Demorestville dies in a similar way, he realizes that the circumstances point to murder. But in the turmoil following the 1837 Mackenzie Rebellion he can get no one to listen. Convinced there is a serial killer loose in Upper Canada, Lewis alone must track the culprit across a colony convulsed by dissension, invasion, and fear. His only clues are a Book of Proverbs and a small painted pin left with the victims. And the list of suspects is growing ... Watch for 47 Sorrows, coming in July 2013.

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86. Past Perfect - Danielle Steel

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Sybil and Blake Gregory have established a predictable, well-ordered Manhattan life, but everything changes when Blake is offered a dream job in San Francisco. He accepts it without consulting his wife and buys a historic Pacific Heights mansion as their new home. The past and present suddenly collide for them in the elegant mansion when an earthquake shocks them the night they arrive. The original inhabitants appear for a few brief minutes. In the ensuing days, the Gregorys meet the large and lively family who lived there a century ago. All long since dead. All very much alive in spirit, and visible to the Gregorys… and to no-one else.

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87. Red Death Over China (Large Print 16pt) - L. Ron Hubbard

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Heroes, honor and impossible odds. American pilot John Hampton is an in - between - he stands for nothing definite, cares about nothing, and knows nothing he wants. Owing allegiance to no nation, Hampton hires himself on as a pilot in the midst of China's civil war. On one side is Chiang Kai - shek and, on the other, the army of Mao Tse - tung - for whom he now works. But after his gunner is killed in a dogfight, Hampton's once devil - may - care attitude starts to change. When he rescues a captain with dispatches vital to the Chinese cause, Hampton is told the tale of the Red Pagoda, a lesson of life - and - death choices. Hampton's education proves pivotal - with an immense and deciding battle set to unfold, its outcome strangely lies in his hands. ALSO INCLUDES THE ADVENTURE STORIES ''THE CRATE KILLER'' AND ''WINGS OVER ETHIOPIA'' ''Highly recommended for aviation action/adventure pulp fiction.'' - Midwest Book Review

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88. Savage Magic - Lloyd Shepherd

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It’s 1814 and the streets of London’s Covent Garden are at the centre of a dark trade, enticing rich and poor alike with a cocktail of gin, beer and sex. Behind their own fashionable private doors in the surrounding parishes, a group of aristocratic young men are found murdered, all of them wearing masks, all of them behind locked doors. Constable Charles Horton’s investigation into these violent crimes begins at Thorpe Lee House in Surrey, where accusations of witchcraft have swept the village. What connects these broken London men, and a village awash with talk of burning witches?

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89. Scorpions' Nest - M. J. Trow

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October, 1586. Sir Francis Walsingham has despatched Kit Marlowe to the English College in Rheims where he suspects the Catholic traitor Matthew Baxter is hiding. Infiltrating the College undercover, Marlowe learns that the community has been rocked by a series of unexplained and violent deaths...

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90. Shadow Of The Raven - Tessa Harris

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In the notorious mental hospital known as Bedlam, Dr. Thomas Silkstone seeks out a patient with whom he is on intimate terms. But he is unprepared for the state in which he finds Lady Lydia Farrell. Shocked into action, Thomas vows to help free Lydia by appealing to the custodian of her affairs, Mr. Nicholas Lupton. But when Silkstone arrives at the Boughton Estate to speak to Lupton, he finds that another form of madness has taken over the village. After a man dies in the woods, it appears that the desperate villagers have turned to murder to avenge their cause. But for Thomas, a post-mortem on the victim raises more questions than answers…

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91. Should You Ask Me - Marianne Kavanagh

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Just before D-Day in 1944, on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, an elderly woman walks into a police station. She has information, she says, about human remains recently discovered nearby. The bodies could have stayed buried for ever. But Mary Holmes is finally ready to tell the truth. The young constable sent to take her statement is still suffering from the injuries that ended his army career. As he tries to make sense of her tale, William finds himself increasingly distracted. Mary's confession forces his own violent memories to the surface - betrayals and regrets as badly healed as his war wounds.

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92. Sinners Hands Angry God (Large Print 16pt) - Jonathan Edwards

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Time after time, when Jonathan Edwards read his sermon ''Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,'' both sinners and sinning saints in his audience would weep, cry out, fall down in repentance, and plead for God's forgiveness. For more than two centuries, Jo

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93. Sir Nigel - Arthur Conan Doyle

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This classic large print title is printed in 16 point Tiresias font as recommended by the Royal National Institute for the Blind.

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94. Some Sunny Day - Madge Lambert

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July 1944. Madge stepped onto a troopship that was to carry her thousands of miles away from home. Only twenty and not long qualified as a nurse, she had signed up to serve in the Burma Campaign, based on the Indian border where a fierce battle was raging. As Madge arrived, she wondered how she would adapt to life in a military hospital. She spent long, exhausting hours nursing the badly-injured young soldiers in her care but found strength in her friendship with the other nurses. And then she met Captain Basil Lambert… Could their fragile, new found romance survive the terrifying final months of war?

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95. Son of the Sun A novel of Akhenaten and Nefertiti - Moyra Caldecott

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In ancient Egypt during the magnificent eighteenth dynasty the Pharaoh Akhenaten and his queen, the strong and beautiful Nefertiti, are engaged in a dramatic battle against the wealthy, corrupt and dangerously powerful priests of Amun. Haunting and full of surprises, Akhenaten: Son of the Sun gives a fascinating glimpse into an ancient civilisation. It is a story about hate and love, despair and hope, but more than that it is the story of extraordinary spiritual and psychic powers being tested to their limits.

Son of the Sun is part of Moyra Caldecott's magnificent Egyptian sequence. Don't miss Daughter of Amun, Daughter of Ra and The Ghost of Akhenaten.

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96. Sowing Poison A Thaddeus Lewis Mystery (Large Print 16pt) - Janet Kellough

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After an absence of many years, Nathan Elliott returns to the lakeside village of Wellington in Ontario's Prince Edward County to be at his dying father's side. Within a few days of his return, his brother reports that Nathan disappeared while the two were cutting firewood and no trace of him can be found. Shortly after, Nathan's wife arrives in the village. Claiming that she can contact the dead, she begins to hold s ances for the villagers. Thaddeus Lewis, a Methodist circuit rider, is outraged. Lewis's ethical objections propel him on a twisted path. On his journey, Lewis encounters towering sand dunes and a mysterious wild boy. After coming up against greed, fraud, and murder, can Lewis learn the truth about Nathan Elliott? Religious conflict and political dissension all play a part in this tale set in 1844 Upper Canada.

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97. Spurgeon Gold-Pure Refined (Large Print 16pt) - Ray Comfort

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Are you interested in bringing lost souls to Jesus Christ, of helping them to find a Savior who will change both their destiny in this life and their destination in the next? If you are, than you couldn't have two better teachers than Charles Spurgeon and

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98. Star of India - Alice Perrin

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Stella Carrington, young and beautiful, feels that life is passing her by in the repressed Victorian household of her grandmother and spinster aunts. A casual flirtation shocks and horrifies the elderly ladies, and they summon Robert Crayfield, her godfather, who is an officer in the Indian Civil Service, to make suitable arrangements for her to be a missionary or governess. But, tantalized by her beauty and disregarding the difference in their ages, he offers to marry her instead, scandalizing the village. 

Stella, indifferent to romance, is most excited by the prospect of going to India that her marriage offers. Once there, she is enthralled at the beauty and mystery of the subcontinent, but increasingly disenchanted by her husband, who is only interested in her as a whet to his sensual appetites. When the young, handsome Philip Flint is posted as a junior officer in the same town, for the first time, she is forced to consider her own desires and duties.

Alice Perrin writes of Anglo-Indian life during the Raj era with great detail and sympathy, drawing compelling characters who love and despair, feel jealousy and doubt. Once a popular writer with many bestsellers to her credit, she is now being rediscovered for her memorable romances and ghost stories set in India at the turn of the twentieth century. 

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99. Sugar Money - Jane Harris

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The stunning return from the Orange Prize shortlisted author of The Observations and Gillespie and I

'A vivid, perfectly paced tale of slavery and freedom, innocence and experience, love and despair, Sugar Money is told in an unforgettably beautiful language. What a stunning writer Jane Harris is, mastering an extremely harrowing and complex subject and making it into art.' AMANDA CRAIG

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100. Swords Around the Throne - Ian Ross

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Rewarded for saving the emperor's life in battle, centurion Aurelius Castus is promoted to the Corps of Protectores, the elite imperial bodyguard, the swords around the throne. But he soon discovers the court to be just as hazardous as the battlefield; behind the gilded facade of empire, there are spiralling plots, murderous betrayals and dangerous seductions. And one relentless enemy...

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