New Releases from Allison & Busby!

Romance, historical fiction, action & adventure, mysteries, and more – You’ll find them all in our newest titles from Allison & Busby!


 

The Last Roman: Honour 
9780749014469New in paperback Justinian desperately wants the lost provinces returned to his rule but must first dispatch his brave general, Belisaurius to fight the Persians in the East. Justinian grows concerned that Belisaurius will grow successful and courageous in his feats, thus becoming a threat to his power and person. He subsequently dispatches him on a near-impossible mission to North Africa to take back from the Vandals what was once Ancient Carthage.
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The Last Roman: Triumph 
9780749014513Who can Flavius Belisarius call an enemy? The Goths he must fight to take Italy back for the Byzantium. Or Empress Theodora, who fears his ambitions. There is his own wife, betraying him in more than one way and Justinian, the unreliable emperor he helped to the throne. Sixth Century Byzantium is a hotbed of intrigue. Count Belisarius, the empire’s most successful military leader, must navigate a world infested with too many enemies, few friends and fight and win battles on the way.
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Everything You Need to Know: One Hundred Years of Protest 
9780749015176From the Suffragettes to Stonewall, from the Prague Spring to the Arab Spring, from the Jarrow Marchers to the Poll Tax Riots, from Gandhi to Martin Luther King, we have witnessed a century and more of highly significant protests in which ordinary people have made their views known to those in power and sometimes changed the world. We have seen remarkable changes and popular protest has played a critical role in making ours a better and more democratic world. This book chooses a few key protests to show what we can accomplish if we try.
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The Coniston Case 
9780749016258Valentine’s Day is approaching, a busy time for Lake District florist Simmy Brown, and she has a number of anonymous orders to deliver.
But the orders and their apparently innocuous messages cause great distress.
When one of the recipients goes missing, Simmy must face the possibility that evil intent is at play.
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The Troutbeck Testimony 
9780749018139A huge funeral for Windermere’s popular resident, Barbara Dodge, is taking place and florist Persimmon ‘Simmy’ Brown and her new assistant, Bonnie Lawson are busy compiling wreaths in preparation. There’s word of a series of sinister dognappings occurring in nearby Troutbeck and whilst taking a walk up Wansfell Pike, Simmy and her father, Russell, stumble upon a dog, strangled to death – it’s not long before Simmy reluctantly finds herself caught up in a murder investigation…
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Betrayed in Cornwall 
9780749017897Rose Trevelyan is not concerned when her friend Etta does not turn up at the opening of her exhibition.

When she hears the following day that a young man fell off a cliff in suspicious circumstances, Rose starts to makes connections and things start to go terribly wrong.

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Plotted in Cornwall 
9780749017996Rose suspects a murder has been committed.

In trying to help young, talented Joel, Rose uncovers family secrets.

She is proved right; there is a murder, but not the one she had foreseen nor one which the family could possibly have anticipated.

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Cheating the Hangman 
9780749017484It is Easter Day, and a body hangs crucified on a tree.

Unlike the Master whom Tobias serves, it will not rise from the dead.

Naked except for a loincloth and a crown of thorns, the victim is unrecognizable, his face bludgeoned to a pulp.

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A Southwold Mystery 
9780749017446Rosy Gilchrist has been asked to accompany Lady Fawcett to visit Delia Dovedale, an old school friend in Suffolk whom she hasn’t seen for years.
Rather reluctantly Rosy agrees to be her companion on this reunion jaunt. But on arrival at their hostess’s house the two guests discover that things are far from normal, and find themselves plunged into a series of bizarre and sinister events.
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Hold on to Your Dreams 
9780749018030London 1899. Gertrude Melrose is preparing for a New Year party when her brother enters her room. She knows he wants money from her and refuses at once. She loves her brother but he is in with a disreputable crowd and losing heavily at the gaming tables. He has already gambled away his inheritance and she cannot allow him to do that with hers. A few days later the Melrose family is devastated when demands are made on them to settle Edward’s huge debts. It will mean the loss of their house and almost everything they own. Edward is disowned by his father and banished from their lives.
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Get Wallace! 
9780749018207Sir Leonard Wallace, the famous chief of the Secret Service, finds that the peace of Europe is threatened by a gang engaged in the theft and sale of national secrets.

Wallace gets busy, and is assisted by the gang leader’s own fear of him and his anxiety to get the Englishman into his power.

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His Excellency, Governor Wallace 
9780749018252The government of Hong Kong has been systematically defrauded of 100 million dollars, state secrets have been sold and funds embezzled.

The people who have investigated the crimes have wound up dead, so the British Prime Minister asks Sir Leonard Wallace to take up the post of Governor of Hong Kong and uncover the deadly organization taking hold of the city.
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Microbes of Power 
9780749018306Two ex-ministers of Greece are given an effusive welcome in Cyprus following their failed attempt to overthrow the Greek government.

Sir Leonard Wallace suspects something other than intense sympathy is afoot.

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The Third Sin 
9780749018344New in paperback Pleasure is the highest good: the Cyrenaics practiced the principle until the death of one from an overdose and the apparent suicide of another. Sobered, the group went their several ways. One heads to Canada, another disappears and a third is believed to have committed suicide, at least until his body turns up two years later in the wreck of a car swept up on to the Solway mud flats. DI Marjory Fleming finds the case on her own patch, obstructed by the unpleasant and resentful Inspector she has been asked to direct, and DC Hepburn and DS Macdonald, still at loggerheads, don’t make it any easier.
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Dance of Death 
9780749018399London, Autumn 1916. When he slips out of a house in the early hours of the morning, Simon Wilder is too preoccupied to realize that he is being stalked. As he walks along the street, lights begin to dim as a warning that there’s another Zeppelin attack. Guns begin to pound away as British airplanes attack the Zeppelin. Suddenly, it bursts into flame and lights up the whole sky. The crowds cheer as the great fireball drops slowly down and crashes in a field but the one person unable to watch is Simon Wilder. While he is staring up at the sky, he is stabbed to death and left in an alleyway. It will prove to be a very puzzling case for Inspector Marmion and Sergeant Keedy…
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Brides of War 
9780749018474New in paperback Excited and in love Gracie Brown leaves her home in England and moves to America with her husband Jeff. With little money and no job prospects, the couple move in with Jeff’s parents whilst they find their feet in a land where promise seems to only come to those who start off far better than they have. Rich and stylish Valerie Brampton has just arrived in New York to move into her new swish apartment with American husband Captain Ross Johnson. When Valerie discovers more about Ross’ life as she meets more of his family she’s left feeling increasingly isolated. Uprooted from their lives in England, GI brides Gracie and Valerie must face up to their new surroundings and overcome the troubles that come their way in order to be with the men they love.
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The Forgotten Family 
9780749018689Whitechapel, London 1890. Queenie Bonner is only two when she is taken from her large family in the slums to a big house in the country. She is frightened and confused, begging to be taken back, but is told that this is now her home. She yearns for her nine brothers and sisters, especially Harry, who is her favorite. Albert and Mary Warrender rename her Eleanor and bring her up as their daughter. As time passes Eleanor forgets about her other family and loves Mary and Albert as her mother and father. But fifteen years later, when Mary dies, Albert tells her about the Bonners. With Albert’s help, she sets about tracing her forgotten family. The search holds pleasure, distress and even danger as she discovers what has happened to her siblings over the years.
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Summer’s End 
9780749019167“The end of the old world,” people said about the long hot summer of 1914. It was the last season of optimism, of certainty about the future as the sun set on the Edwardian age. That summer Aunt Tilly comes to stay with her brother the Rector and his four lively daughters in the sleepy Sussex village of Ashden. Aunt Tilly’s visit sparks off a chain of events which threatens to split Ashden apart, in which Agnes Pilbeam, the Rectory palourmaid, and her sweetheart Jamie find themselves bewilderingly caught up. Then in August the lamps go out all over Europe and war bursts open the straitjacket of rural village life. The war will bring tragedy, change and love as private torments and struggles are subjected to the greater need. The challenge will prove too much for some and the making of others.
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Dark Harvest 
9780749019266March 1915. Caroline Lilley’s fiancé, Reggie, is away at the Front and Caroline gives up her job and returns home at this request. Frustrated in her desire to help the war effort, she throws herself into saving the harvest by organizing the village women – and runs up against Reggie’s mother, the formidable Lady Hunney. Caroline’s sister Felicia departs to become and ambulance driver on the Western Front and Phoebe and George eagerly await their chance to leave the Village. The mood in Ashden changes as it becomes apparent that this is going to be a war unlike any other.
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Autumn in Catalonia 
9780749019372This is the story of three generations of women, torn apart by the Spanish Civil War, and by one determined man. It takes the arrival of an unknown cousin for them to start building bridges. Martin carries his own ghosts, but he has come looking for his family, and his belief in them helps them unite to face the enemy together, one autumn in Catalonia. This is a story in which love wins over evil, and belief brings hope, emerging victorious into the sunshine of the Catalonian landscape.
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A Girl Called Rosie 
9780749019464At nearly sixteen, Rosie Hamilton of Liskeyborough, is growing into a lovely young woman. With only another week to go at Miss Wilson’s school in Richhill, she is concerned and preoccupied with what her future might hold. Rosie has always had to contend with her mother’s fierce and unpredictable temper despite all the efforts of her kind and patient father, Sam. When Rosie has the opportunity to go to Kerry she takes a step into a completely new world and a future that will bring her happiness on the long journey to Kerry.
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For Many a Long Day 
9780749019518County Armagh, 1932. For Sam Hamilton and Robert Scott, the world has changed greatly since the days when they played together outside their fathers’ forge. Now in their fifties, with families of their own, they are grateful to have work at a time of mass-unemployment and little security for many of those who do have jobs. Focusing on the heartache of Sam’s younger son and namesake, and the loneliness and anxiety of Robert’s beloved youngest daughter, Ellie, For Many a Long Day is a story of courage and friendship, of disappointment and achievement, and most of all, of the final triumph of patience and love.
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For Kingdom and Country 
9780749019655May 1915. Kingdom Lock and his faithful sidekick, Siddhartha Singh are gunned down on the streets of Basra and suspicion falls on German spy, Wilhelm Wassmuss. Major Ross believes Wassmuss is not only still alive but that he is behind the assassination of a senior Turkish officer, the death of whom has been blamed on Lock. When Lock learns that there is a price on his head and every cut-throat and desperate man in the area is after the bounty, Ross sends him to the frontlines for his own safety…
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Waterloo the Bravest Man 
9780749019501June, 1815. The Coldstream Guards and the third guards are waiting impatiently for orders to move into battle against Napoleon and his French army. Every day seems endless as the troops wait for Wellington’s orders. When the group eventually encounter the French in battle, a special command comes from Wellington himself to Colonel James Macdonell of the Coldstream Guards: hold the château at Hougoumont and do not let the French pass. What happens next is history.
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