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TALONSISTER de Jen Williams

A living weapon journeys into a forbidden land. How much trouble can she get into? The answer, it turns out, is quite a lot.

TALONSISTER
by Jen Williams
Titan UK, Autumn 2023
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Leven has no memory of her life before she was a soldier. The process of turning her into a Herald – a magical killing machine – was traumatic enough that it wiped her mind clean. Now, with the war won and the Imperium satisfied, she finds herself unemployed and facing a bleak future. Her fellow Heralds are disappearing, and her own mind seems to be coming apart at the seams. Strange visions, memories she shouldn’t have, are resurfacing, and none of them make any sense. They show her Brittletain, the ancient and mysterious island that the Imperium was never able to tame. Leven resolves to go to this place of magic and warring queens, with the hope of finding who she really is.
Envoy Kaeto has done a number of important little jobs for the Imperium, most of them nasty, all of them in the shadows. His newest assignment is to escort the bonecrafter Gynid Tyleigh as she travels across the Imperium – as the woman responsible for creating the Heralds, his employers owe her a great deal. But Tyleigh’s ambition alarms even Kaeto, and her conviction that she has found a new source of Titan bones, buried deep in the earth, could lead to another, even bloodier war.
Ynis was raised by the griffins, and has never seen another human face. She lives wild, as they do, eating her meat raw and flying with her talon-sister, T’rook. The griffins fiercely protect their isolation – the piles of skulls that litter the mountains of Brittletain are testament to that – but the magic they guard will always make them a target for the greed of men. By choosing not to kill Ynis when she was just a baby, the griffins may have doomed themselves – because the girl’s past is coming for her, and it carries a lethal blade. Acquired at a 5-way auction.

Jen Williams started writing about pirates and dragons as a young girl and hasn’t ever stopped. Her short stories have featured in numerous anthologies and she has won Best Fantasy Novel at the British Fantasy awards for both The Ninth Rain and The Bitter Twins with her Winnowing Flame trilogy. She has previously written the Copper Cat trilogy, as well as the thriller Dog Rose Dirt. Jen lives in London with her partner and their cat.

SALT BLOOD de Francesca De Tores

Mary Read. Mark Read. Unwanted daughter. Dead son. Feared pirate. Wife. Mother. Lover.

SALT BLOOD
by Francesca De Tores
‎ Bloomsbury, 2024
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SALT BLOOD follows Mary Read – sometimes living as Mark Read – the infamous pirate who terrorised the seas in the Golden Age of Piracy. Raised as a boy in order to collect inheritance money, they continued to live as a man during a stint in the navy, before returning to sea as a woman and eventually becoming a feared pirate alongside Anne Bonny.
Mary Read lived untold lives, and this novel takes you on a coming-of-age journey from grand houses to ships sailing beneath a flag of death, from the misery of loss to the untold pleasures of love. Francesca’s research was impeccable and she was fascinated by the intricacies and nuances of Mary’s existence, gender presentation, and love.

Francesca De Tores has previously been published as Francesca Haig (where she has published award-winning poetry, a YA fantasy trilogy, and a literary contemporary novel). This is her historical debut. Francesca is a former creative-writing lecturer and her previous novels have received starred reviews from Kirkus, Booklist and Library Journal with rave reviews from Jessie Burton, the Guardian and the Daily Mail amongst others.

WE SOLVE MURDERS de Richard Osman

The new crime series from The Sunday Times, New York Times, and international bestselling author Richard Osman.

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by Richard Osman
Viking UK/Pamela Dorman US, September 2025
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WE SOLVE MURDERS is the new series from The Sunday Times, New York Times, and international bestselling author Richard Osman. It follows a father and daughter-in-law duo who run their own private investigation company which takes them around the world, solving mysteries that nobody else can.

The Thursday Murder Club has sold over 4,500,000 copies in the UK alone since publication in September 2020, and over 5,600,000 worldwide.
The Man Who Died Twice is officially one of the fastest-selling novels since records began, with over 100,000 copies sold in its first week in the UK. Only 3 novels have ever sold more.
The Bullet That Missed is now the fastest selling UK hardback since BookScan records began. Penguin Random House’s most pre-ordered audiobook of all time.

Richard Osman is a creative director for Endemol UK. He has worked as an executive producer on numerous shows. Richard’s debut novel The Thursday Murder Club has been published in over 40 territories and has spent as many weeks as #1 on the Sunday Times Bestseller List in the UK. He became a New York Times bestseller, has been nominated for an Edgar Award in the US, and is also an international bestseller in Sweden, Iceland, and Germany.

MISS AUSTEN INVESTIGATES: THE HAPLESS MILLINER de Jessica Bull

The first in a series set in Regency Britain, sprinkled with the wit and liveliness of Jane Austen and the addictive intrigue of cosy crime novels such as The Windsor Knot by SJ Bennett and The Appeal by Janice Hallett.

MISS AUSTEN INVESTIGATES: THE HAPLESS MILLINER
by Jessica Bull
Michael Joseph UK/Union Square US, early 2024
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Hampshire, 1795: A young Jane Austen is plotting to secure a marriage proposal from Tom Lefroy when she uncovers the body of a murdered woman. After her beloved brother, Georgie, is implicated in the crime, Jane has six weeks to expose the real killer, or Georgie will face the gallows.
Jane Austen – witty, spirited, and incredibly clever – is suddenly thrust into a mystery when a milliner’s dead body is found locked inside a cupboard in the middle of a ball. When Jane’s brother Georgie is found with some jewellery belonging to the deceased, the local officials see it as an open and shut case: one which is likely to end with his death. Jane is certain that he is innocent, and there is more to the murder than meets the eye. Her investigations send her on a journey through local society, as Jane’s suspect list keeps on growing – and her keen observational skills of people will be put to the test to solve the crime, and save her brother.

The second volume, MISS AUSTEN INVESTIGATES: THE FOREIGN PRINCESS, will be published by Michael Joseph in early 2025.

Jessica Bull grew up in South East London, where she still lives with her husband, two daughters, and far too many pets. She’s addicted to stories and studied English Literature at Bristol University, and Information Science at City University, London. She began work as a librarian (under the false impression she could sit and read all day), before becoming a communications consultant. MISS AUSTEN INVESTIGATES: THE HAPLESS MILLINER is her debut novel.

ALL ALONG OF YOU de Philippa Malicka

Otessa Moshfegh meets The Talented Mister Ripley in this astute exploration of a fractured wealthy family and their privileged, murky world, told through the eyes of their hired help.

ALL ALONG OF YOU
by Philippa Malicka
Publication TBD
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ALL ALONG OF YOU follows the libel trial of TV personality, household name and ceramics entrepreneur, Anna Finbow, whose daughter Mary has cut off all contact with the family. After Anna accuses her daughter’s therapist of being behind the split in her newspaper column, the publicity is overwhelming, and a legal summons swiftly follows.
Mary is adamant that her childhood was abusive, whereas Anna believes the therapist is a charlatan preying on her daughter’s trust fund. Watching it all is young sculptor Augusta (Gus), Anna’s dogwalker – who has her own reasons for inveigling her way into Anna’s life…
Moving between Stoke on Trent and Rome, this is a beautifully written, page-turning novel about identity, love, and obsession.

Philippa Malicka was born in Essex and lives in London after a stint in India working in publishing. She studied English at Oxford University and went on to complete the Prose Fiction MA at the University of East Anglia. The novel was longlisted for the Bridport First Novel Award. Her non-fiction has appeared in The Sunday Times, The Sunday Telegraph and Grazia. She is currently writing her second novel.