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Uncover the secrets of The One That Got Away in the first book in a brand new Scottish crime fiction series by JD Kirk, author of the multi-million selling DCI Jack Logan novels.

(A DI Heather Filson Novel, #1)
by JD Kirk
Zertex Media, May 2023
(via Northbank Talent Management)

What if your worst enemy was your only hope?

When a fifteen-year-old girl fails to make it home after school, DI Heather Filson believes she’s dealing with just another teenage runaway.

The girl’s grandfather, a notorious Glasgow gangster, disagrees. Convinced one of his underworld enemies has grabbed her, he’s prepared to bathe the city in blood in order to bring his princess home.

But, as the days pass and the evidence mounts, Heather starts to fear that they’re both wrong, and that a brutal killer from the past has returned.

A killer who once stalked the streets of her hometown, preying on vulnerable young victims. A killer that DI Heather Filson is uniquely familiar with…

JD Kirk is the pen-name of award-winning former children’s author Barry Hutchison, who first turned his hand to tartan noir in early 2019 with the publication of his first DCI Jack Logan novel, A Litter of Bones. Since then, JD has written and published over a dozen novels in the series. In 2021, JD made the final shortlist of five for the Kindle Storyteller Prize, and also released three books in his Robert Hoon spin-off series, which has been described as ‘Jack Reacher meets Trainspotting.’. Born and raised in the Highlands Barry (or JD) has a unique insight into the locations featured in the DI Filson, DCI Logan, and Hoon book series.


Seven friends throw a 1920s–themed party, where it’s all pretend—until one of them is murdered. One of Us Is Lying meets Knives Out in this glamorous locked-room mystery.

by Lauren Muñoz
Putnam, September 2023
(via Writers House)

Izzy Morales has spent four long years at Marian Academy ignoring whispers about her scholarship status and over-washed uniform while suffering the humiliation of waving to her math teacher-mum in the hallways. So when her best-friend Kassidy surprises her by inviting five of their friends to celebrate graduation by living like 1920s socialites at Ashwood Manor on Bartleby Island, Izzy is ecstatic about the escape and delighted about a week of fancy cocktails and even fancier dresses. But when Kassidy’s boyfriend turns up dead, the sparkling young socialites quickly become the prime suspects in his murder. Before they can flee back to the mainland, a raging storm traps them on the island with the criminal investigators including Pilar de León, a famous consulting detective whose quirky demeanour belies her killer instinct for sniffing out murderers. Everyone has a secret. Everyone has a motive. But only Izzy brought a knife to the party.

Lauren Muñoz is a writer, lawyer, and former teacher living in Southern California. She received her J.D. from Northwestern University in Chicago, where she frequently skipped class to commune with her sun lamp. When she’s not reading, she can be found knitting, crocheting, and collecting recipes for things she’ll never bake.

TO THE RIVER de Vikki Wakefield

A compulsively readable, character-driven psychological thriller about two determined women who, over the course of three suspenseful weeks, take the law into their own hands to reveal the truth about a shocking crime. Vikki Wakefield’s compelling story is about class, corruption, and big-picture values of love, loyalty and the vindication of truth and justice. And a very brave dog called Blue.

by Vikki Wakefield
Text Publishing (Australia), February 2024

How long can you hide the truth?
The Kelly family has always been in trouble. When a remote caravan community in a mining town burns to the ground, seventeen-yearold Sabine Kelly walks from the inferno, barely touched by the flames. Nine people are killed, including her mother and sister. When Sabine confesses to the murders, nobody is shocked.
Shortly after her arrest, she escapes custody and disappears.
Twelve years later, journalist Rachel Weidermann has been investigating the ‘Caravan Murders’ for the better part of a decade. Recently made redundant from marriage, motherhood and her career, she has long suspected Sabine made her way back to the river—now Rachel has time to indulge her obsession.
And her tenaciousness pays off: under cover of darkness, a houseboat moors nearby and a woman steps ashore. The story of the year has landed in Rachel’s lap; the arrest of the fugitive and a high-profile murder trial promise to bring it to a satisfying end. But Rachel’s ambition lights the fuse leading to a brutal chain of events. This time Sabine Kelly isn’t running—the web she weaves will entangle enemies and allies alike, forcing Rachel to question everything she believes about herself, about what it takes to be a survivor.

Vikki Wakefield writes realist fiction for young adults. Her work explores coming-of-age, family, class, relationships and the lives of contemporary teens. Her novels All I Ever WantedFriday BrownInbetween Days and Ballad for a Mad Girl have been shortlisted for numerous awards. This is How We Change the Ending won Book of the Year: Older Readers, Children’s Book Council Awards, 2020. Vikki lives in Adelaide, Australia.

THE INTERN de Michele Campbell

A young Harvard law student falls under the spell of a charismatic judge in this timely and thrilling novel about class, ambition, family and murder, from Michele Campbell, whose books have sold over 500,000 copies in the U.S. alone.

by Michele Campbell
St. Martin’s Press, October 2023

Madison Rivera lands the internship of a lifetime working for Judge Kathryn Conroy. But Madison has a secret that could destroy her career. Her troubled younger brother Danny has been arrested, and Conroy is the judge on his case.
When Danny goes missing after accusing the judge of corruption, Madison’s quest for answers brings her deep into the judge’s glamorous world. Is Kathryn Conroy a mentor, a victim, or a criminal? Is she trying to help Madison or use her as a pawn? And why is somebody trying to kill her?
As the two women circle each other in a dangerous cat-and-mouse game, will they save each other, or will betrayal leave one of them dead?

A graduate of Harvard University and Stanford Law School, Michele Campbell worked at a prestigious Manhattan law firm before spending eight years fighting crime as a federal prosecutor in New York City. She is the author of She Was the Quiet One and It’s Always the Husband.


Evan Ryder is back, and in deadly peril, in THE QUANTUM SOLUTION, the fourth heart-stopping installment of this enthralling series by master thriller writer and New York Times bestselling author Eric Van Lustbader.

(Evan Ryder Series, Book 4)
by Eric Van Lustbader
Forge, May 2023
(via Aaron Priest Literary)

Evan Ryder is an extraordinary intelligence field agent now working for the security arm of Parachute, a private company and the world’s leader in the application of quantum technology. In the past, Ryder has done lethal battle in the modern global wars of power politics, extremist ideology, corrosive disinformation, and outrageous greed. But now she finds herself in a battle arena whose dangers, while less obvious, are greater than anything the world has seen before – the present and future war of weaponized quantum technology.
When an elite Russian scientist and the American Secretary of Defense die, at the same time half a world apart, of inexplicable sudden catastrophic brain damage, the world’s intelligence services realize that the quantum war has truly begun. Ryder and her long-time partner, Ben Butler, will risk their lives to discover who the true combatants are, racing against the doomsday scenario of all-out war between America and Russia.

Eric Van Lustbader is the author of many New York Times bestselling thrillers, including The TestamentFirst DaughterLast Snow, and Blood Trust. Lustbader was chosen by Robert Ludlum’s estate to continue the Jason Bourne series. He and his wife live on the South Fork of Long Island.