#FridayReads: New Releases

These week, we received a bunch of new releases that we are excited to share with you! Keep reading to see our four #FridayReads picks, or click here to visit the New Arrivals section on our website. 


The Silk Tree

9780749017538After escaping the sack of Rome in 549 AD two adventurers, the Greek Nicander and former legionary Marius, dare all to steal the secret of silk from China.

Rooted in the historical record, this is an epic quest across a vast geographical canvas from legendary Sinae to the vast steppes and deserts of Central Asia to imperial Constaninople. It is also a tale of friendship, courage, myth and love.

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A Cotswold Mystery

9780749079420After three catastrophic house-sitting commissions, filled with murder and intrigue, the Montgomery house in Blockley seems like a welcome break for fearless Thea and her trusty spaniel Hephzibah. The opportunity to explore the lost Cotswold villages, with only the minor hindrance of checking up on the client’s mother, in the adjoining house, promises to be the perfect get away. But Granny Gladys Gardener, with her conveniently erratic memory and series of ailments that disappear as quickly as they arrive, is a force to be reckoned and is soon arousing Thea’s suspicion. After all, why do the Montgomery’s lock her connecting door to the house? And why do they set an alarm that goes off every time Granny goes out? Thea’s concerns, however, soon turn to something more sinister when the arrival of her daughter, trainee policewoman Jessica, prompts the discovery of a body. Slowly the secrets of Blockley begin to unravel themselves to the Osborne women, but nothing in the village is quite what it seems. Up against the clock to try and solve another murder, with the added complications of her elderly charge, her daughter’s career troubles and her deepening relationship with DI Phil Hollis, Thea is beginning to feel well and truly lost in the Cotswolds.
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The Tudor Murder Files

9781473857032In the Tudor age the murder rate was five times higher than it is today. Now, in this unique true crime guide, the Tudor Murder Files reveals just how bloody and brutal this fascinating era really was.
From the dark days of Henry VIII to the turbulent times of Shakespeare, James Moore’s new book is the first to chart the period’s most gripping murder cases in all their grizzly detail. Featuring tales of domestic slaughter, sexual intrigue and cunning assassinations, as well as murder mysteries worthy of Agatha Christie, the book vividly brings to life the violent crime wave that gripped the 16th century both at home and abroad. Enter a world in which stabbings were rife, guns were used to kill victims for the first time and in which culprits frequently escaped justice.
The book also reveals just how severe some of the penalties could be, with gruesome punishments for those who dared to commit the gravest of crimes. Discover how one murderer was gruesomely ‘pressed to death’, another boiled alive for poisoning his victims and meet some of history’s most notorious serial killers, including one considered so barbaric she was labeled a vampire.
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Cinnamon Gardens

9780749019334Now that Nell’s three sons are in work, she’s ready to build a new life for herself. She’s been left a house in England by an elderly aunt and decides to leave Australia for a while.
But her house on Peppercorn Street isn’t fit to live in and Nell is happy to sell it and allow a builder to create Cinnamon Gardens. Her elderly neighbor Winifred however wants to stay in the only home she’s ever known. Violence escalates as someone tries to frighten the old lady into selling, and to make matters worse, her young friend Janey is being stalked.
Can Nell build a new life with a new love? Will she find out why her parents quarreled with their relatives? And, more importantly, what can she and her new friends do to help each other stay safe?
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