Good Reading : October 2008
An extraordinarily powerful and moving story of a terriﬁed German family on the run from the advancing Russian army in the last desperate and brutal months of World War II. Skilfully capturing the ﬂesh and blood of history, Bohjalian (author of Midwives and The Double Bind) has crafted a rich tapestry that puts a face on one of the 20th century’s greatest tragedies, while creating a masterpiece that will haunt readers for generations. Brilliant modern noir from an Edgar Award-win ning author. A subu rban schoolteacher is lured into a shadowy world of dr ugs, prostitution and murder when she digs into her new sister-in-law’s suspicious past. Shadow- dodging through the glamorous world of 1950s Hollywood and its seedy ﬂip side, Megan Abbott’s novel is a must for anyone who loves the novels of Raymond Chandler or James Cain. Hidden u nder the shadow of Gallipoli for decades, the story of what really happened on the Western Front and the little-known Australian achievements is brought into the bright light of day. Historian Jonathan King tells without embellishment the stories of the Australian soldiers by using hundreds of extraordinary eyewitness accounts and photographs of the diggers in the muddy and bloody trenches. Once a freak show providing entertainment for Londoners between trips to the Tower Zoo, puppet shows and public executions, the name ‘Bedlam’ conjures up graphic images of naked in mates chained in ﬁlthy straw. Following Necropolis, her acclaimed history of London and its dead, Catharine Arnold turns her attention to the city’s lunatic fringe and to how London has dealt with its mad from pre- history to the present day. ��������� �� ��� ����� ����� ��������� ������ � �� ��� ������� ����� ������� �������� ���� ������ � �� ��� � ������ ����� ������ ������ � �� ������ ��������� ������ ������ � �� ����� �� ������ ����������������������� ������ ������ ����� �� ������ ������ � �� � ���������� ���� ����� ������� The new nail-biting thriller from Lynda La Plante, top crime novelist and the creator of the hit television series ‘Prime Suspect’, ‘Trial & Retribution’ and ‘The Commander’. In Deadly Intent, DI Anna Travis and her boss and former lover James Langton return on the hunt for one of the world’s most dangerous dr ug trafﬁckers. As the body count rises and the investigation becomes ever more complex, Anna also ﬁnds herself entangled in a new romance.