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41. The Lake District Murder - John Bude

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'Luke flung the light of his torch full onto the face of the immobile figure. Then he had the shock of his life. The man had no face! Where his face should have been was a sort of inhuman, uniform blank!' When a body is found at an isolated garage, Inspector Meredith is drawn into a complex investigation where every clue leads to another puzzle: was this a suicide, or something more sinister? Why was the dead man planning to flee the country? This classic mystery is set amidst the stunning scenery of a small village in the Lake District.

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42. The Cavendon Luck - Barbara Taylor Bradford

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The great house of Cavendon Hall has stood on the Yorkshire moors for centuries. Two families, the aristocratic Inghams and the Swanns who serve them, have been bound by loyalty since the first stone was laid. But when war looms, the survival of the great Cavendon estate must rest with the Earl's eldest daughter, Daphne, and her sister-in-law Cecily Swann. As sons, husbands and brothers are called up to fight, the women of every background rise to meet the threat posed by Hitler. The Cavendon Luck has held for generations, but can it face the greatest threat of all?

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43. The House at Baker Street - Michelle Birkby

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Behind every great detective, stands a great woman... When Sherlock Holmes turns down the case of persecuted Laura Shirley, Mrs Hudson - the landlady of Baker Street - and Mary Watson - the wife of Dr Watson - resolve to take on the investigation themselves. From the kitchen of 221b, the two women begin their inquiries and enlist the assistance of the Baker Street Irregulars and the infamous Irene Adler. A trail of clues leads them to the darkest corners of Whitechapel, where the fearsome Ripper supposedly still stalks. They soon discover Laura Shirley is not the only woman at risk - many others are in danger too.

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44. The Photographer - Meike Ziervogel

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Albert is a young photographer who dreams of making his mark in the magazines of Berlin and Paris. When he falls for Trude his happiness appears complete. Then the war breaks out. While Albert is sent to the front, Trude and their son Peter have to flee from the advancing Russian army. Eventually they are reunited. But do Albert and Trude have the strength to start their relationship anew? In a Europe of ruined cities and refugee camps, the family learns to respect each other's flaws and, in doing so, discovers their own personal strengths.

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45. The Liar - The Liar

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What would you do if you saw a girl in a crowd whose face had the same, identical birthmark as your only child? It's 1935 and housewife Emma glimpses a face in a crowd – a little girl with a very unique birthmark. Transfixed by the sight of a stranger, Emma becomes convinced that the girl is her long-lost daughter, taken from her at birth. There is only one problem; Emma's daughter is dead - so who is the stranger? The Liar follows Emma's journey as she tries to find out what really happened to her daughter – a journey that unearths secrets from the past and ends in obsession...

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46. Can't Buy Me Love - Jane Lovering

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When Willow runs into her old university crush, Luke, she's a new woman with a new look – not to mention a little bit more cash after a rather substantial inheritance. Could she be lucky enough to score a fortune and her dream man at the same time? Then Willow meets Cal; a computer geek with a slightly odd sense of humour. They get on like a house on fire. But money doesn't always bring happiness, and Willow finds herself struggling to know who to trust. Are the new people in her life there because they care – or is there another reason?

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47. My Husband's Wives - Faith Hogan

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Paul Starr, Ireland's leading cardiologist dies in a car crash with a young woman by his side. United in their grief and the love of one man, four women are thrown together in an attempt to come to terms with life after Paul. They soon realise they never really knew him at all. The love they shared for Paul which incensed a feeling of mistrust and dislike for each other, in his death, turns into the very thing that bonds them. As they begin to form unlikely friendships, Paul's death is the catalyst that enables them to become the people they always wanted to be.

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48. A Talent for Murder - Andrew Wilson

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Agatha Christie, in London to visit her literary agent, boards a train, preoccupied and flustered in the knowledge that her husband, Archie, is having an affair. She feels a light touch on her back, then a sense of someone pulling her to safety from the rush of the incoming train. So begins a terrifying sequence of events. Her rescuer is no guardian angel; he is a blackmailer of the most insidious and manipulative kind. Agatha must use every ounce of her cleverness and resourcefulness to thwart an adversary determined to exploit her genius for murder to kill on his behalf.

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49. Dark Asylum - E. S. Thomson

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1851, Angel Meadow Asylum. Dr Rutherford, principal physician to the insane, is found dead, his head bashed in, his ears cut off, his lips and eyes stitched closed. The police direct their attention towards Angel Meadow's inmates, but to Jem Flockhart and Will Quartermain the crime is an act of calculated retribution, rather than of madness. To discover the truth, they must pursue the story through the darkest corners of the city. In a world where guilt and innocence, crime and atonement, madness and reason, are bounded by hypocrisy and betrayal, Jem and Will soon find themselves caught up in a web of dark secrets and hidden identities.

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50. The Silk Weaver - Liz Trenow

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1760, Spitalfields: Anna Butterfield's life is about to change forever as she moves from Suffolk to be introduced into London society. A chance encounter with a French silk weaver, Henri, draws her in to the volatile world of the city's burgeoning silk trade. Henri is working to become a master weaver and Anna longs to become an artist, while struggling against pressure from her family to marry a wealthy lawyer. As their lives become ever more intertwined, Henri realises that Anna’s designs could free them both. But his world becomes more dangerous by the day, as riots threaten to tear them apart forever…

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51. Letters from Lighthouse Cottage - Ali McNamara

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Grace grew up in Sandybridge, helping her parents sort junk from vintage treasures, but she always longed to escape to a bigger world... and she made it, travelling the world for her job, falling in love and starting a family. So, why is she back in the tiny seaside town she'd long left behind, hanging out with Charlie, the boy who became her best friend when they were teenagers? It turns out that travelling the world may not have been exactly what Grace needed to do. Perhaps everything she wanted has always been at home - after all, they do say that's where the heart is...

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52. Ayesha's Gift - Martin Sixsmith

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Ayesha's life is thrown into desperate turmoil by the violent death of her father. The Pakistani authorities talk of suicide, but why would Ayesha's happy, gentle father, kill himself? Ayesha's quest to find the truth takes her away from her safe London existence to Pakistan to confront his killers. She is warned that her life is in danger; powerful men have reasons to want her silenced. But there are things she needs to know that compel her to search for the truth. The denouement of the journey is extraordinarily moving, with unforeseen repercussions for all involved.

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53. My Life in His Paws: The Story of Ted and How He Saved Me - Wendy Hilling

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My Life in His Paws is the story of the amazing dog who gave back someone's freedom and confidence. Wendy Hilling has a rare skin condition which means her skin is very delicate. Every moment is difficult and causes pain. But eight years ago Wendy's life changed forever. She met Ted, the Golden Retriever, and he became her full-time carer. He has saved her life more times than she can remember, always watching and listening, and Wendy is now entirely reliant on him.

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54. Talking to Strangers: And Other Ways of Being Human - Michael Harding

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"It's always a bad idea to go online and book a flight when you've had too much wine. You never know where you might end up." This was how Michael Harding found himself in a strange flat in Bucharest in January 2015, which set the tone for the rest of the year. After a stint at the Gaiety Theatre, Michael returned to the tranquil hills above Lough Allen and began to imagine what his little cottage might look like if he got a few builders to tear a hole in the wall to add on another room. But as the walls of his home crumbled, so too did his mental health.

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55. What She Lost - Susan Elliot Wright

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Eleanor and her mother, Marjorie, have always had a difficult relationship. When Marjorie calls her daughter to say, "there's something I have to tell you," Eleanor hopes this will be the moment she learns the truth about the terrible secret that has cast a shadow over both their lives. But Marjorie has Alzheimer's and her memory is failing fast. Eleanor knows time is running out, and as she tries to gently uncover the truth before it becomes lost inside her mother's mind forever, she begins to discover what really happened when she was a child, and why...

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56. A Foolish Virgin - Ida Simons

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It is the roaring twenties, and Gittel is living with her parents whose blazing rows are the traditional preserve of Jewish public holidays. Much to her delight, Gittel makes the acquaintance of the well-to-do Mardell family, but when these friendships turn out to be nothing but an illusion, Gittel learns her first lessons about trust and betrayal. Through this intimate portrayal of familial strife set in the shadow of the Holocaust, Simons has written a timeless ode to a carefree interlude in a dark and dramatic period.

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57. Just for the Holidays - Sue Moorcroft

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In theory, nothing could be better than a summer spent basking in the French sun. That is, until you add in three teenagers, two love interests, one divorcing couple, and a very unexpected pregnancy. Admittedly, this isn't exactly the relaxing holiday Leah Beaumont was hoping for - but it's the one she's got. With her sister Michele's family falling apart at the seams, it's up to Leah to pick up the pieces and try to hold them all together. But with a handsome helicopter pilot staying next door, Leah can't help but think she might have a few distractions of her own to deal with...

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58. Little Deaths - Emma Flint

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It’s the summer of 1965 and the streets of Queens, New York, shimmer in a heatwave. One July morning, Ruth Malone wakes to find a bedroom window wide open and her two young children missing. Noting Ruth's perfectly made-up face and provocative clothing, the empty liquor bottles and love letters that litter her apartment, the detectives leap to convenient conclusions. Sent to cover the case, tabloid reporter Pete Wonicke at first can't help but do the same. But the longer he spends watching Ruth, the more he learns about the darker workings of the police and the press.

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59. Based on a True Story - Delphine de Vigan

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L. is the kind of impeccable, sophisticated woman who fascinates Delphine; a woman with smooth hair and perfectly filed nails, with a gift for saying the right thing. Delphine finds herself irresistibly drawn to her, their friendship growing as their meetings, notes and texts increase. But as L. begins to dress like Delphine, and, in the face of Delphine's crippling inability to write, L. even offers to answer her emails, their relationship rapidly intensifies. L. becomes more and more involved in Delphine's life until she patiently takes control and turns it upside down: slowly, surely, insidiously.

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60. Rattle - Fiona Cummins

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He has planned well. He leads two lives. In one he's just like anyone else. But in the other he is the caretaker of his family's macabre museum. Now the time has come to add to his collection. He is ready to feed his obsession, and he is on the hunt. Jakey Frith and Clara Foyle have something in common. They have what he needs...

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