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Ursula's Story
  • 9780753130926
  • 01-04-2008
  • ISISCD
Ursula's Story (Audio CD)
Sandra Howard / Jilly Bond

It is the day of her ex-husband's wedding. The press call Ursula first thing, demanding that she share her innermost feelings with the world at large. Her three children cannot restrain their excitement. After all, it isn't every day that their father marries a government minister. Ursula herself has embarked on a shaky new relationship with Julian, a local antiquarian bookseller. But 11-year-old daughter, Jessie, has taken the break-up very badly. Her father's favourite, she has put up walls, closed doors and turned to Julian for support - but Julian himself is hard to read. And when Jessie goes missing, everyone is caught off-guard and relationships are stretched to the limit...

Heaven Sent
  • 9780753130988
  • 01-04-2008
  • ISISCD
Heaven Sent (Audio CD)
Christina Jones / Karen Cass

Clemmie has a problem - she's had almost as many jobs as she's had birthdays and her lovelife is on the critical list. But with the big 3-0 looming, she's determined to transform herself from unemployed singleton to loved-up success. Trouble is, Clemmie's dream job would be working for local entrepreneur Guy Devlin, owner of the famous pyrotechnics company, The Gunpowder Plot. He'd also be high on her list of candidates for significant other. But Guy has a veritable cargo hold of baggage - avaricious ex-wife and a host of monster ex-step children. He's not even looking for an assistant. And if he was, a quirky amateur firework maker with a penchant for cream cakes and big explosions wouldn't be high on his list...

Broken Angels
  • 9780753131596
  • 01-04-2008
  • ISISCD
Broken Angels (Audio CD)
Richard Montanari / William Hope

When the first body is found, mutilated and strangled on the riverbank, homicide detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano suspect yet another random case of urban violence. Until it happens again - and again. One by one, women are lured to the old Schuylkill River, their violent and increasingly staged deaths the only clues to the killer's twisted imagination. Wearing oddly old-fashioned dresses and holding a prop of some kind, each one seems to have a story to tell, speaking of nightmares that are not just the stuff of fairy tales...

The Eagle's Prophecy
  • 9780753131619
  • 01-04-2008
  • ISISCD
The Eagle's Prophecy (Audio CD)
Simon Scarrow / Russell Boulter

It is AD 45, and centurions Macro and Cato, formerly of the mighty Roman Army, are trapped in Rome awaiting investigation for their involvement in a fellow officer's death. But it's not just their future that hangs in the balance...Ruthless pirates have taken possession of three scrolls vital to the Emperor's safety. Knowing that Macro and Cato have the courage to undertake such a commission, the devious Imperial Secretary makes them an offer they can't refuse. The officers set sail with the Imperial fleet - but the pirates have been forewarned, and the Romans pay heavily. Outnumbered by the enemy, Macro and Cato fear that their mission is impossible, and if they fail, the Empire will fall...

Double Cross
  • 9780753133453
  • 01-04-2008
  • ISMP3CD
Double Cross (MP3 CD)
James Patterson / Garrick Hagon

Just when Alex Cross's life is calming down, he is drawn back into the game to confront a criminal mastermind like no other. The elaborate murders that have stunned Washington, DC, are the wildest that Alex Cross and his new girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, have ever seen. This maniac adores an audience and stages his killings as spectacles in public settings - he even sets up his own website and live video feed to trumpet his madness. In Colorado, another criminal mastermind is planning a triumphant return. From his maximum-security prison cell, Kyle Craig plots an impossible escape, joining forces with DC's Audience Killer to get back at Alex Cross.

Hammerhead
  • 9780857146168
  • 01-04-2008
  • DL-STORY
Hammerhead (Audio Download)
Ken McCoy / Ken McCoy

Ex-copper Sam 'Mad' Carew is bored, so when a beautiful woman asks for his help he can't help but be intrigued. It seems Sam once helped to put away her father, Kevin Kilpatrick, for murder. Kilpatrick confessed to two violent murders, but his daughter Alison adamantly refuses to believe in his guilt and uses every womanly wile to get Sam to investigate. He doesn't bargain on getting mixed up with one of the most ruthless and sadistic crime families in the country. As the body count racks up, Sam realises he'll have to face up to the killer - the elusive and aptly named 'Hammerhead'.

Hot Pies On The Tramcar
  • 9780857146328
  • 01-04-2008
  • DL-STORY
Hot Pies On The Tramcar (Audio Download)
Sheila Newberry / Julia Franklin

Florence's hot pies are sold from the aptly named Paradise Pie shop. They are legendary, not only with the tramcar operator, but also the hard-up and hungry during the Depression years. Warm-hearted Florence is the mainstay at home too. In her mainly female household there also lives Manny, a casualty of the First World War who is now working as Florence's assistant. Hers is a shoulder to cry on when love affairs fail, but will Florence ever find the time to consider her own future happiness?

Charlotte
  • 9781407900490
  • 01-04-2008
  • SO-CD
Charlotte (Audio CD)
Norah Lofts / Julia Barrie

When young John Vincent died, the outward respectability of the Cornwall household was undermined. Strangers pried, asked too many questions and pointed accusing fingers at Charlotte - herself eager to escape from the oppressive atmosphere of her father's home. She fled deep into the countryside and there taught at a school run by the untrusting and untrustworthy Mrs Armitage, who was prepared to keep quiet about Charlotte's past - but only up to a point. When the events come to be recreated, some questions naturally arise. Had Charlotte been responsible for the death of the little pupil she loved? And has that crime been repeated? In darker moments, even Charlotte herself cannot be sure.

The Forgotten Family
  • 9781407902463
  • 01-04-2008
  • SO-CD
The Forgotten Family (Audio CD)
Beryl Matthews / Annie Aldington

Queenie Bonner is only two when she is taken from her large family in the slums to a big house in the country. Frightened and confused, she yearns for her nine brothers and sisters, especially her favourite brother, Harry. Albert and Mary Warrender rename her Eleanor, bringing her up as their own, and as time passes, Ellie forgets about her other family. But 15 years later, when Mary dies, Albert tells her the truth about her background, and she is determined to trace her forgotten family. The search holds pleasure, distress and even danger as she traces her eight siblings, but one remains missing...Harry. And she knows she will never rest until he is found.

My Family Is All I Have
  • 9781407903361
  • 01-04-2008
  • SO-CD
My Family Is All I Have (Audio CD)
Helen-Alice Dear & Andrew Crofts / Anne Dover

Helen-Alice Dear was only 15 when she went to Bulgaria on a family holiday in 1937. Just weeks after her arrival, she found herself prevented from leaving. Her marriage to a Bulgarian man bore her four children, but they were often homeless, cold and hungry. Helen refused to give up hope and bravely managed to protect and raise four happy children. When the Berlin Wall fell, Helen was finally able to fulfil her dream of returning to her homeland. A heart-wrenching tale of courage and resilience, which proves just how indomitable the human spirit can be.

Something Is Rotten
  • 9781407903385
  • 01-04-2008
  • SO-CD
Something Is Rotten (Audio CD)
J.M. Gregson / Gareth Armstrong

Cajoled into auditioning for a local play by the formidable Mrs Dalrymple, Bert Hook finds that amateur dramatics are not quite as he imagined. He meets a rather surprising cast of characters: moody Michael Carey, a talented actor with a big future ahead of him; shoplifter Becky Clegg, who claims she has put her disreputable past behind her and Jack Dawes with a history of violent crime. But there is a much bigger surprise in store for Hook. When the play's director is found with his throat slashed, Hook is responsible for uncovering the truth - and fast. Who is innocent, who is just playing a part and who is rotten to the core?

My Family Is All I Have
  • 9781407926353
  • 01-04-2008
  • DL-SOUND
My Family Is All I Have (Audio Download)
Helen-Alice Dear with Andrew Crofts / Anne Dover

The extraordinary true story of how one British woman was trapped in Eastern Europe for 50 years, first by the Nazis and then by Communism. Helen-Alice Dear was only 15 when she went to Bulgaria on a family holiday in 1937. Just weeks after her arrival, she found herself prevented from leaving. Her marriage to a Bulgarian man bore her four children, but they were often homeless, cold and hungry. Helen refused to give up hope and bravely managed to protect and raise four happy children. When the Berlin Wall fell, Helen was finally able to fulfil her dream of returning to her homeland. A heart-wrenching tale of courage and resilience, which proves just how indomitable the human spirit can be.

The Ghost School
  • 9781846483462
  • 01-04-2008
  • OAKCHICD
The Ghost School (Audio CD)
Louise Arnold / Glen McCready

In many ways, the Ghost World is like the Real World and, in many ways, Ghosts are just like Humans, except they are never born and they never die. One day they appear and then one day they're gone. But recently, more ghosts than usual have been disappearing, just vanishing into even thinner air. So many, so quickly, that it can only mean one thing...

Toonhead
  • 9781846483479
  • 01-04-2008
  • OAKCHICD
Toonhead (Audio CD)
Fiona Dunbar / Ben Elliot

Pablo has a secret gift.When Pablo discovers he can predict the future through the cartoons he draws, he can hardly believe his luck. But what seems to be a brilliant discovery soon turns into a burden, as Pablo's secret is uncovered by the wrong kind of people. Kidnapped and in a foreign country, with only a cartoon character for company - will Pablo be able to use his gift to escape?

The Coroner's Lunch
  • 9781846483769
  • 01-04-2008
  • OAKCD
The Coroner's Lunch (Audio CD)
Colin Cotterill / Gareth Armstrong

Laos, 1972.The Communist Pathet Lao has taken over. Most of the educated class has fled, but 72-year-old Dr. Siri Paiboun, a Paristrained doctor, remains and is appointed state coroner. When three bodies are recovered from a reservoir, Dr. Siri establishes that the cause of death was not drowning - they seem to have been electrocuted. And then there is the inexplicable death of a Party bigwig's wife at a banquet. Dr. Siri doesn't think her death was from natural causes. In the course of his investigations, he travels to his birthplace, where he makes a discovery...

Going Under
  • 9781846483776
  • 01-04-2008
  • OAKCD
Going Under (Audio CD)
Ray French / Wayne Forester

The future looks bleak for Aidan Walsh. He stands to lose his job as the last major employer in a dead-end Welsh town prepares to close its factory and relocate to India. Then Aidan hatches a startling plan. He buries himself alive in a coffin in his back garden, announcing that he's not coming out until everyone's job is saved. Slowly, people warm to his cause, locally at first and then from further afield as news of his remarkable protest travels. And so begins a titanic battle of wills between an unlikely hero and a powerful corporation.

Blue Slipper Bay
  • 9781846483783
  • 01-04-2008
  • OAKCD
Blue Slipper Bay (Audio CD)
Wendy K. Harris / Lucy Scott

Sophie, bereft after the loss of her mother and her husband's betrayal, walks out. She seeks refuge with her friend Jill on the Isle of Wight, not suspecting she is about to be drawn into another crisis. Over the cliffs at Blue Slipper Bay, Nick lives in a beach hut, walled in by his own guilt and grief, finding solace in resurrecting the forgotten gardens of Wraith Cove Hotel. All three need to make peace with their pasts before they can risk taking a second chance with the future.

Corsair
  • 9781846483790
  • 01-04-2008
  • OAKCD
Corsair (Audio CD)
Tim Severin / Rupert Farley

1677 - snatched from an Irish village by Barbary corsairs, 17-year-old Hector Lynch finds himself in a bewildering world where life is cheap and only the quick-witted survive. Befriended by fellow captive Dan, they escape horrors of the slave barracks by converting to Islam; then, serving aboard a Turkish ship, their vessel is sunk at sea. Condemned to further slavery and chained to the oar bench of a French galley, Hector is driven by the need to find out what happened to his sister, Elizabeth, who was also kidnapped by the corsairs. He learns the chilling truth when he and his colourful band of brothers are shipwrecked off the coast of Morocco...

Shades Of Death
  • 9781846483806
  • 01-04-2008
  • OAKCD
Shades Of Death (Audio CD)
Aline Templeton / David Thorpe

Deep in a Derbyshire cave, the skeleton of an11-year-old girl has lain undisturbed for 18 years. Its discovery brings to light the half-forgotten and horrifying rituals performed by a group of children in their chilling 'Egyptian game'. But the game is by no means over.Technology adds a new dimension to the sinister manipulation practised by the group's former leader, and primitive fear returns to haunt his former acolytes. As DS Tom Ward exposes the continuing power of an ancient evil, he finds himself dangerously involved in its unexpected and devastating consequences.

The Bobbin Girls
  • 9781846522062
  • 01-04-2008
  • SS-CD
The Bobbin Girls (Audio CD)
Freda Lightfoot / Rachel Bavidge

Alena Townsen, a fiery tomboy from a large, happy family, wants nothing more than to spend the rest of her life with her childhood friend, Rob, the only son of James Hollinthwaite, a wealthy landowner. Hollinthwaite, however, has other ideas and when he forces the two to part, they run away together and join a wandering group of coppicers, naively thinking they can stay hidden forever - but fate has other ideas in store...

The Sooner The Better
  • 9781846522185
  • 01-04-2008
  • SS-CD
The Sooner The Better (Audio CD)
Lynda Page / Carolyn Oldershaw

Fifteen years is a long time to wait for a marriage proposal, but it seems that Isabel Jenkins' patience has finally paid off. Lawrence Clayton is getting married but - to Izzie's total devastation - it's not to her. When he mindlessly flaunts his new bride Izzie decides enough is enough. She could never have predicted that helping an elderly lady find her way back to her residential home would provide the answer, but the owner of the home, Mrs Johnson, offers her a job. However, Izzie soon finds she's embroiled in devious goings-on she could never have anticipated.

Hammerhead
  • 9781846522284
  • 01-04-2008
  • SS-CD
Hammerhead (Audio CD)
Ken McCoy / Ken McCoy

Ex-copper Sam 'Mad' Carew is bored, so when a beautiful woman asks for his help he can't help but be intrigued. It seems Sam once helped to put away her father, Kevin Kilpatrick, for murder. Kilpatrick confessed to two violent murders, but his daughter Alison adamantly refuses to believe in his guilt and uses every womanly wile to get Sam to investigate. He doesn't bargain on getting mixed up with one of the most ruthless and sadistic crime families in the country. As the body count racks up, Sam realises he'll have to face up to the killer - the elusive and aptly named 'Hammerhead'.

Resurrectionist
  • 9781846522307
  • 01-04-2008
  • SS-CD
Resurrectionist (Audio CD)
James Mcgee / Andrew Wincott

A new term at London's anatomy schools stokes demand for fresh corpses, and the city's 'resurrection men' vie for control of the market. When a grave robber is brutally murdered and his body displayed as a warning to others, Bow Street Runner Matthew Hawkwood must venture into London's murkiest corners to hunt down those responsible. Nowhere, though, is as grim as Bedlam, notorious asylum for the insane and scene of another bizarre killing. Sent to investigate, Hawkwood finds himself pitted against his most formidable adversary yet - an obsessive genius hell-bent on advancing the cause of science at all costs.

Your Place Or Mine?
  • 9781846522468
  • 01-04-2008
  • SS-CD
Your Place Or Mine? (Audio CD)
Julie Highmore / Jilly Bond

When Bea's husband dies, she decides not to be a lonely widow. Instead, she chooses three tenants who, over the years, become a family, until the day they must find a new housemate. Will needs a place to stay and Bea's beautiful house seems too good to be true - then he meets the housemates. At least twenty years older than him, they range from outrageously camp to irritatingly raucous, but somehow Will finds he's taken the stunning spare room. His sister Harrie falls in love with more than just the house when she visits, and together they're caught up in Bea's final secret...