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Would Kafka Kill a Cockroach? by Cat on a Piano Productions / Theatrephonic

Cockroaches are people too! And they are kind of cute, don’t you think. Until there is one crawling around your kitchen floor. Then it’s not so cute after all. Not in real life. Anna and Johnson are discussing The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. The topic for Anna’s theoretical essay is whether Kafka would kill a cockroach. But a theoretical cockroach is one thing. A real … Read More Would Kafka Kill a Cockroach? by Cat on a Piano Productions / Theatrephonic

The Black Dress by Deborah Moggach

Pru is on her own. But then, so are plenty of other people. And while the loneliness can be overwhelming, surely she’ll find a party somewhere? Pru’s husband has walked out, leaving her alone to contemplate her future. She’s missing not so much him, but the life they once had – picnicking on the beach with small children, laughing together, nestling up like spoons … Read More The Black Dress by Deborah Moggach

Pivotal by Nikki Vallance

When you pass through a door does your life change or do you have power over who you become by the choices you make? Dulcie Braybrooke is breaking through as a celebrated ceramicist.Elizabeth is a lonely City head-hunter.Annie is a teacher who’s lost her verve.Liza is a lap dancer with a strong will and a tough life. When a mysterious bequest throws each of … Read More Pivotal by Nikki Vallance

Girls Who Lie by Eva Bjorg AEgisdottir translated by Victoria Cribb

At once a startling, tense psychological thriller, and a sophisticated and twisty police procedural from a rising star in Icelandic literature.When single mother Maríanna disappears from her home, leaving an apologetic note on the kitchen table, it is assumed that she’s taken her own life – until her body is found on the Grábrók lava fields seven months later, clearly the victim of murder. … Read More Girls Who Lie by Eva Bjorg AEgisdottir translated by Victoria Cribb

Elle’s A to Z of Love by Claire Huston

Haileybrook, a beautiful village in the peaceful Cotswolds countryside, is most people’s idea of heaven on earth. Born and raised in this small slice of paradise, Elle Bea can’t wait to leave. It should be easy, but every time she packs her bags for exotic adventures, old loves and loyalties pull her back. Will Elle be forced to forget her dreams of far-flung places … Read More Elle’s A to Z of Love by Claire Huston

Just the Place for a Snark by Cat on a Piano Productions / Theatrephonic

Welcome to the home of the world-famous Snark. If you are very lucky you may catch a glimpse, but it’s very rare that anyone gets to see it. But not to worry. There are lots of other things to see in this beautiful nature reserve – small animals, insects and beautiful plants and wild flowers. But don’t you go straying from the paths. The … Read More Just the Place for a Snark by Cat on a Piano Productions / Theatrephonic

All Her Fault by Andrea Mara

One missing boy. Marissa Irvine arrives at 14 Tudor Grove, expecting to pick up her young son Milo from his first playdate with a boy at his new school. But the woman who answers the door isn’t a mother she recognises. She isn’t the nanny. She doesn’t have Milo. And so begins every parent’s worst nightmare. Four guilty women. As news of the disappearance … Read More All Her Fault by Andrea Mara

Dead Man’s Grave by Neil Lancaster

This grave can never be opened.The head of Scotland’s most powerful crime family is brutally murdered, his body dumped inside an ancient grave in a remote cemetery. This murder can never be forgotten.Detectives Max Craigie and Janie Calder arrive at the scene, a small town where everyone has secrets to hide. They soon realise this murder is part of a blood feud between two … Read More Dead Man’s Grave by Neil Lancaster

The Matchmaker by Helene Fermont

Perfect Lives Don’t Come Cheap. Marcia Bailey has it all: a passionate marriage to a rich and handsome man who is utterly devoted to her; fame and success as London’s premier matchmaker; a beautiful home in a posh neighbourhood, and fabulous holidays in exotic places. But her perfect life turns into a nightmare overnight when a mysterious caller suddenly threatens to reveal secrets from … Read More The Matchmaker by Helene Fermont

The Beresford by Will Carver

Just outside the city – any city, every city – is a grand, spacious but affordable apartment building called The Beresford.There’s a routine at The Beresford. #WillCarver #TheBeresford @OrendaBooks @annecater @RandomTTours For Mrs May, every day’s the same: a cup of cold, black coffee in the morning, pruning roses, checking on her tenants, wine, prayer and an afternoon nap. She never leaves the building. Abe … Read More The Beresford by Will Carver

The Rule by David Jackson

When you break THE RULE, bad things happen. Daniel is looking forward to his birthday. He wants fish and chips, a chocolate caterpillar cake, and six comics starring his favourite superhero. Daniel will be twenty-three next week. And he has no idea that he’s about to kill a stranger. #TheRule @Author_Dave   @ViperBooks Daniel’s parents know that their beloved and vulnerable son will be taken away. … Read More The Rule by David Jackson

The Beach House by Beverley Jones

The perfect place to hide. Or so she thought . . . When Grace Jensen returns to her home in Lookout Beach one day, she finds a body in a pool of blood and a menacing gift left for her. #TheBeachHouse @bevjoneswriting @TheCrimeVault @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours The community of Lookout Beach is shocked by such a brutal intrusion in their close-knit neighbourhood – particularly to a … Read More The Beach House by Beverley Jones