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61. The Side of Murder - Anna Lee Huber

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England, 1919: Verity Kent is grieving the loss of her husband when she receives a cryptic letter, suggesting her beloved Sidney committed treason before his untimely death. Verity's first impulse is to dismiss the derogatory claim, but the mystery sender knows too much. She mingles among the men her husband once fought beside and discovers dark secrets, as well as a murder meant to conceal them. Relying on little more than a coded letter, the help of a dashing stranger and her own instincts, Verity faces the possibility that her husband may not have been the man she thought he was. Will the truth draw her deeper into deception?

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62. The Midnight Bell - Jack Higgins

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In Ulster, Northern Ireland, a petty criminal kills a woman in a drunken car crash. Her sons swear revenge. In London, Sean Dillon and his colleagues are fresh from defeating a deadly al-Qaeda operation, in which they receive a warning: 'You may think you have weakened us, but you have only made us stronger.' In Washington, D.C., a special projects director with the CIA, frustrated at not getting permission from the President for his daring anti-terrorism plan, decides to put it in motion anyway. Desperate men will act, secrets will be revealed and the midnight bell will toll.

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63. Edith and Oliver - Michele Forbes

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Edith's rebellious nature brought her to the seedy glamour of the music hall, where she plays the piano by night. Oliver is an illusionist, a man of ambition. He wants to tour the world, to pioneer ground-breaking illusions. History and fate have other ideas. When Edith and Oliver meet they fall in love. But their children arrive as the world is changing; cinemas crowd the high street and the draw of the music hall wanes. What follows is a struggle: against the trials of marriage, against the march of time and against Oliver's flaws... flaws that may cost them everything.

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64. The Flame Bearer - Bernard Cornwell

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Britain is in a state of uneasy peace. England's greatest warrior, Uhtred of Bebbanburg, at last has the chance to take back the home his traitorous uncle stole from him so many years ago. But fate is inexorable and the enemies Uhtred has made and the oaths he has sworn combine to distract him from his dream of recapturing Bebbanburg. New enemies enter the fight for England's kingdoms. But Uhtred is determined that nothing, neither the new enemies nor the old foes who combine against him, will keep him from his birth right...

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65. The Twenty-Three - Linwood Barclay

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The day begins like any other. But suddenly, all hell breaks loose in the town of Promise Falls. People are dying in the street - the hospital and emergency services are overwhelmed. Is it mass food poisoning, a virus, or something more sinister? Has someone, rather than something, caused this? Detective Barry Duckworth is already investigating two murders and an explosion at the town’s drive-in. He starts to wonder if these crimes and the new attacks are connected to the mysterious incidents in Promise Falls involving the number twenty-three. Who is sending these deadly messages? How can they be stopped?

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66. The Women Who Shaped Politics: Empowering Stories of Women Who Have Shifted the Political Landscape - Sophy Ridge

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Sophy Ridge, presenter for Sky News, has interviewed current and former politicians to gain exclusive insight into the role women play in politics at the highest level. These interviews have revealed the shocking truth about the sexism that is rife among the House of Commons both in the past and today, with sometimes shocking, and sometimes amusing anecdotes revealing how women in Westminster have worked to counter the gender bias. From royalty to writers and from class warriors to suffragettes, Sophy tells the story of those who put their lives on the line for equal rights, and those who were the first to set foot inside the chambers of power.

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67. Hidden Nature: A Voyage of Discovery - Alys Fowler

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Leaving her garden to the mercy of the slugs, award-winning writer Alys Fowler sets out in an inflatable kayak to explore Birmingham's canal network, full of little-used waterways where huge pike skulk and kingfishers dart. Her book is about noticing the wild everywhere and what it means to see beauty where you least expect it. Beautifully written, honest and very moving, Hidden Nature is also the story of Alys Fowler's emotional journey and her coming out as a gay woman: above all, this book is about losing and finding, exploring familiar places and discovering unknown horizons.

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68. Sound: A Memoir of Hearing Lost and Found - Bella Bathurst

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In 1997, Bella Bathurst began to go deaf. Within a few months, she had lost half her hearing, and the rest was slipping away. For the next twelve years deafness shaped her life, until, in 2009, everything changed again. Sound draws on this extraordinary experience, exploring what it is like to lose your hearing and, as Bella eventually did, to get it back, and what that teaches you about listening and silence, music and noise. She investigates the science behind deafness, hearing loss among musicians, soldiers and factory workers, sign language, and what the deaf know about these subjects that the hearing don't.

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69. Purged - Peter Lewis

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Matt Hunter lost his faith a long time ago. Formerly a minister, now a professor of sociology, he's writing a book that debunks the Christian faith while assisting the police with religiously motivated crimes. On holiday with his family in Oxfordshire, Matt finds himself on edge in a seemingly idyllic village where wooden crosses hang at every turn. The stay becomes more sinister still when a local girl goes missing, followed by further disappearances. Caught up in an investigation that brings memories to the surface that he would prefer stay buried deep, Matt is on the trail of a killer determined to save us all.

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70. This is How it Always Is - Laurie Frankel

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Claude is five years old and loves peanut butter sandwiches. He also loves wearing a dress, and dreams of being a princess. When he grows up, he wants to be a girl. Rosie and Penn want Claude to be whoever Claude wants to be. They're just not ready to share that with the world. Soon the entire family is keeping Claude's secret. Until one day, it explodes.

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71. The Room by the Lake - Emma Dibdin

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Caitlin thought she had left her problems in London: her alcoholic father, her dead mother, the pressure to succeed. But now, down to her last dollar in a foreign city, she is desperately lonely. Then she meets handsome, smart, slightly damaged Jake. He lives off-grid, in a lakeside commune whose members practise regular exercise and frequent group therapy. Before long, Caitlin has settled into her idyllic new home. It looks like she has found her fresh start. But, as the commune tightens its grip on her freedom and her sanity, Caitlin realizes too late that she might become lost forever...

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72. The Secrets of Happiness - Lucy Diamond

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Rachel and Becca are stepsisters with little in common. Rachel is happily married with three children, a big house and an impressive career. Artistic Becca lurches from one job to another, shares a titchy flat and has given up on love. But when Rachel doesn't come home one night, Becca quickly realises that her stepsister's life is not perfect: Rachel's husband has moved out, her children are rebelling and her career has taken a nosedive. As Becca untangles Rachel's secrets, she confronts some uncomfortable truths about herself and the future seems uncertain. But happiness can be found in unexpected places...

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73. The Downside - Mike Cooper

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In an age of cyber-crime, Finn is an old school thief: he's never stolen anything weighing less than five tons. Fresh out of prison and flat broke, he's got a line on his biggest job ever. Cracking the most heavily guarded private vault in North America? No problem. Hauling $50 million of precious metal out past guards, dozens of policemen and an armored SWAT battalion? Easy. But navigating the betrayals of double-crossing partners, the machinations of a hedge-fund billionaire gone bad, and the ambiguous proposals of a woman with an agenda? Finn has only begun to figure out the downside.

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74. Open Arms - Vince Cable

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Kate Thompson: A glamorous housewife-turned-MP - surprises everyone with her rise at Westminster. When Kate is sent as a trade minister to India, she hopes it will be her moment to shine. But, embroiled in scandal, she gets drawn into a world of corruption and political intrigue... Billionaire Deepak Parrikar: The head of an Indian arms technology company - is drawn to the beautiful British minister. But while their relationship deepens, India's hostilities with Pakistan reach boiling point, causing more than just business and politics to collide. In the race to prevent disaster, can their conflicting loyalties survive this test?

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75. The House on Cold Hill - Peter James

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They said the dead can't hurt you... they were wrong. When the Harcourts view Cold Hill House - a dilapidated Georgian mansion - Ollie is filled with excitement. Within days of moving in though, it becomes apparent that the Harcourt family aren't the only residents. Then there are more sightings, as well as increasingly disturbing occurrences in the house. As the haunting becomes more malevolent and the house itself begins to turn on the Harcourts, the terrified family discover Cold Hill House's dark history, and what it could mean for them...

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76. How to Stop Time - Matt Haig

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Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to Jazz Age Paris, Tom has seen a lot, and now craves an ordinary life. Always changing his identity to stay alive, Tom has the perfect cover working as a history teacher at a London comprehensive. Here he can teach the kids about wars and witch hunts as if he'd never witnessed them first-hand. The only thing Tom mustn't do is fall in love.

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77. The Blacksmith's Girl - Rosemary Aitken

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Set against the backdrop of a country at war, the uplifting tale of an unusual friendship between two very different women.

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78. Best Served Cold - Susan Rogers Cooper

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Sheriff Milt Kovak and his team must track down a determined killer hell-bent on revenge against them and their families.

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79. Burying The Past - Judith Cutler

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Detective Chief Superintendent Fran Harman's professional and private lives collide when a skeleton is unearthed in her garden...

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80. Three Shot Burst - Phillip DePoy

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Former car thief and amateur sleuth Foggy Moskowitz returns in the latest noir mystery series set in Florida.

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