New Titles and Recommendations April 2023

Mystery 
The Dying Season | Rachael Amphlett
Mystery 
Find Her Alive | D. S. Butler
Mystery 
Silent Little Angels | Jennifer Chase
Mystery 
The Favour | Nicci French
Mystery 
Dark Waters | G R Halliday
Mystery 
The Last Orphan | Gregg Hurwitz
Mystery 
Still Standing | Stephen Leather
Mystery 
Lie to Her | Melinda Leigh
Mystery 
So Shall You Reap | Donna Leon
Mystery
The Dead of Winter | Stuart MacBride
Mystery 
The 23rd Midnight | James Patterson
Mystery 
Encore in Death | J. D. Robb
Historical 
The Woman Outside the Walls | Suzanne Goldring
Historical
The War Pianist | Mandy Robotham
Romance
Someone Else's Shoes | Jo Jo Moyes
Australian
The Whittiers | Danielle Steel
Australian
A Routine Infidelity | Elizabeth Coleman
Australian
Crows Nest | Nikki Mottram
Australian
The Long Weekend | Judy Nunn
Australian
Never to Surrender | Mary-Anne O'Connor
Australian
The Unbelieved | Vikki Petraitis
Australian
Clarke | Holly Throsby
Australian
The Woman Who Knew Too Little | Olivia Wearne
Australian
Wild Card | Simon Rowell
Psychological
The Girls Who Disappeared | Claire Douglas
Psychological
My Husband's Killer | Laura Marshall
Novel
A Secret Garden Affair | Eric James
Literature
Our Missing Hearts | Celeste Ng
Non Fiction
Forever Home | Ron Danta, Danny Robertshaw & Larry Linder

Rosemary's April Newsletter

Author of the Month | Olivia Wearne

Olivia began her writing career as a screenwriter and has several film credits to her name. After receiving a Masters in creative writing she went on to write The Grand Tour, which was published in 2020. Born and raised in Melbourne, Olivia now resides in Ballarat, with her filmmaker husband and two sons.

Her latest book is The Woman Who Knew Too Little, also in my new releases for April.

Also Elizabeth & Olivia will be featured in our Author Talk, later this month, check our events page.

Author of the Month | Elizabeth Coleman

Elizabeth is a successful screenwriter and playwright – author of the hit play Secret Bridesmaids Business which was adapted into a telemovie, the
eponymous 2019 TV series (Seven), and it’s being developed for a new US format. She co-created the much -loved ABC drama Bed of Roses and more recently wrote on every season of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and Miss Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries.

Olivia Wearne & Elizabeth Coleman

Book of the Month

Wild Card Simon Rowell

One foggy morning on the banks of the Murray River, a body is found in a burnt-out area of grassland. The heavily tattooed victim, who has suffered two bullet wounds to the head, is identified as Freddie Jones, a bikie from Moama.

Detective Sergeant Zoe Mayer is on the case, alongside her trusty service dog. Harry, Although Zoe is determined to track down the murderer, she finds herself stonewalled at every turn- by Freddie’s family, his associates and even the local police. But then a second body is discovered, and soon all bets are off.

Wild Card | Simon Rowell

Recommended reads

The War Pianist | Mandy Robotham

Blitz-ridden London: Marnie Fern’s life is torn apart when her grandfather is killed in an air raid. But once she discovers that he’d been working undercover as a radio operative-or pianist- for the Dutch resistance, Marnie knows she must complete his mission- no matter the cost..

Nazi-occupied Amsterdam: At the other end of the wireless fellow pianist Corrie Bakker is caught in a dangerous game of cat and-mouse as she desperately tries to keep her loved ones out of the line of fire.

Bound together by the invisible wires of their radios, the two women lead parallel lives in their home cities as both are betrayed by those they trust the most. But when the Nazis close in on one of them, only the other can save her…

The War Pianist | Mandy Robotham

Forever Home | Ron Danta, Danny Robertshaw & Larry Lindner

The true story of how one couple turned their home into a haven for abused, neglected and abandoned dogs.

From the stars of the Netflix Us documentary Life in the doghouse and founders of one of the most recognised rescue organisations in the world comes the poignant tale behind Danny & Ron’s Rescue, an organisation like no other.

In this heart-warming book, Danny and Ron tell the story behind rescuing over 13,000 abused or neglected dogs and giving them a safe place to recover in their own home.

Forever Home | Ron Danta, Danny Robertshaw & Larry Linder

A Secret Garden Affair | Erica James

As the country prepares to celebrate Prince Charles’ wedding to Lady Diana, Libby wants to be as far away from royal wedding fever as possible.

Having caught her own fiancé in bed with her best friend, she’s fled London for the comfort of the Suffolk countryside.

At Larkspur House, with its magical garden, she hopes the company of her great-aunt Bess and renowned garden designer Elfrida Ambrose will help put her life back together.

But for Bess and Elfrida, Libby’s arrival has stirred up the ghosts of the past And before they can help Libby they ust confront their own unspoken secrets, lost loves and tragedies….

A Secret Garden Affair | Eric James

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