When no-nonsense, down-to-earth Maddie Wilcox is offered the chance to work on a luxury yacht for the summer, she can’t say no. Yes, she’ll be waiting on the posh guests… But island-hopping around the Adriatic sea will more than make up for it - especially when Nick, her best friend Nina’s brother, is one of them.
Sparks fly when they meet on board and Maddie can’t believe self-entitled Nick is really related to Nina. But in a secret, picture-perfect cove, away from the real world, Maddie and Nick discover they might have more in common than they realise…
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France, 1963. It’s a time of great change in France, not least for Inspector Lucas Rocco. As part of a nationwide ‘initiative’ to broaden police operations, he finds himself moved from the Paris metropolis to a small village. His new patch might be rural, but it’s certainly not uneventful: on his first day, he finds a murdered woman wearing a Gestapo uniform lying in a British military cemetery.
When the body is removed by order of a magistrate from the police mortuary before Rocco and finish his investigation, he realises he’s up against a formidable enemy. An enemy who will go to any lengths - even murder - to stop his investigation.
These superb detective novels, set in 1960s Picardie, France have been given a new edit and cover and this first one (originally Death on the Marais) will be published in eBook in August 2019. You can pre-order your copy here:
“The action never flags in Black 13. It. Never. Ever. Stops. What’s even more impressive is that this thriller has a serious purpose. Black 13 is a terrific thriller with a sinister plot that, sadly, rings all too true. Adam Hamdy is a worthy successor to Ludlum and Cussler.”
High praise indeed, and of course we couldn’t agree more. To find out more about the highly anticipated first in a new series, from the author of the Pendulum series, click here.
UK & Commonwealth rights for Stephen Gregory’s backlist title, The Cormorant, has been sold to Parthian Books, one of Wales’ foremost independent publishers. Originally published in 1986, this eerie and haunting novel was Stephen’s first novel and received widespread critical acclaim, winning the Somerset Maugham Award and earning comparisons to the works of Poe.
Stephen’s new book, On Dark Wings, received a lovely review from Pan Review: “If you’re a fan of the taut approach of implication rather than lurid delineation, then you’ll find Gregory a master.”
On Dark Wings is a collection of his short fiction, bringing together a rich and varied assortment of fourteen tales, including several never before printed, four previously unpublished early tales, and two new stories written specifically for this volume.
Dr Hilary Joyner is neither well liked nor well respected among his academic peers. However, he believes his next project will bring him the recognition he deserves. He’s working to uncover the truth behind the ‘buried treasure story’, a local Sussex legend involving two invaluable golden statues, fabled to be hidden among the religious houses in the country.
Although his latest book deadline is looking, Ethelred Tressider unwittingly finds himself hosting both the academic and his redoubtable literary agent, Elsie Thirkettle, for the weekend. The three soon find themselves part of a hunt for the missing figures, but it isn’t long before Joyner’s research project comes to an abrupt end with his death.
Ethelred and Elsie must piece together the clues of the past to solve the mystery in the present - if they can avoid the distractions of chocolate and feminine wiles for long enough, that is.
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