New Titles and Recommendations May 2024

Mystery 
A Calamity of Souls | David Baldacci
Mystery 
A Lession in Dying | Ann Cleeves
Mystery 
A Murder in my Backyard | Ann Cleeves
Mystery 
Devil's Kitchen | Candice Fox
Mystery 
Ten Seconds | Robert Gold
Mystery 
The Fury | Alex Michaelides
Mystery 
The 24th Hour | James Patterson & Maxie Paetro
Mystery 
The Mystery Guest | Nita Prose
Mystery
Official Secrets | Andrew Raymond
Mystery
The Shortlist | Andrew Raymond
Mystery
Ash White Ridge | SR White
Australian
Sanctuary | Garry Disher
Australian
The Mistress of Dara Island | Averil Kenny
Australian
Bone Lands | Pip Fioretti
Australian
If I Should Lose You Natasha Lester
Australian
Shock Waves | Fleur McDonald
Australian
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Wake the Dust | Rita McInnes
Australian
Red Gifts in the Garden of Stones
Red Gifts in the Garden of Stones | P A Swanborough
Historical
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Daddy's Girl | Josephine Cox
Historical
The Sweet Blue Distance | Sara Donati
Romance
The Revenge Club | Kathy Lette
Scandinavian
Snow Fall | Jørn Lier Horst
Non Fiction
The Outback Reporter | Jamelle Wells
The Piano Woman | Rozzi Bazzani
Making up Amanda | Rozzi Bazzani
Red Gifts in the Garden of Stones
Red Gifts in the Garden of Stones | P A Swanborough

Rosemary's Newsletter

Author of the Month

Pam Swanborough

Pam is a local author and a member of Ballarat Writers Inc. Pam started writing in 2019 after getting inspired by the Fed Uni Ballarat writing course, and has stories published in Australia and the USA. She will be chatting to Rebecca Fletcher about her debut novel and the experience of starting writing career in later life.

Author Pam Swanborough
Book of the Month
Red Gifts in the Garden of Stones
by Pam Swanborough.

Suspiciously long-lived matriarch Lizzie Coombe expects her one hundredth birthday to be memorable, but what comes after will never be forgotten by anyone in this close-knit Welsh community.

Lizzie and her daughter Myfanway only remember old love from long dead sweethearts, granddaughter Sarah Maud is frightened by it… and great granddaughter Jenner doesn’t seem to need it. As events and people spiral out of her control, Lizzie faces her own ghost, and sees she might have to do the unthinkable: care for her family.

Red Gifts in the Garden of Stones
Red Gifts in the Garden of Stones | P A Swanborough
Recommended Reads
The Outback Court Reporter
by Jamelle Wells.

After spending almost twenty years in city courtrooms reporting for the ABC on some of the country’s highest profile cases, in The Outback Court Reporter, Jamelle Wells takes you into our country courtrooms, from the grand sandstone edifices of Cobar and Grafton to the repurposed community halls and police stations in outback Queensland and the Northern Territory-introducing you to the court staff- the solicitors, prosecutors, magistrates, witnesses and the accused, in cases that shock, captivate and divide communities.

The Outback Reporter | Jamelle Wells
Devil's Kitchen
by Candice Fox.

This tight-knot four-person unit has worked together to save countless lives and stop out of control fires before they cause major destruction. They’ve also stolen millions from banks, jewellery stores, and art galleries. Under the cover of saving the city, they’re used their knowledge and specialist equipment to become the most successful heist crew on the east Coast.

Andy Nearland is the newest member of the unit, and she’s helping them prepare for their largest heist yet– New York’s largest private storage facility, an expensive treasure trove for the rich and famous. She’s also an undercover operative, and keeping her true motives hidden proves more and more dangerous as the day of the heist approaches.

Devil's Kitchen | Candice Fox
The Sweet Blue Distance
by Sara Donati.

1857: In bid to outrun her past,Carrie Ballentyne accepts a nursing position with a doctor in the New Mexico Territory. She knows the journey from New York to Santa Fe will not be easy, but she relishes the adventure.

However, nothing could have prepared her for the wilderness she encounters. To endure, she must rely on her fellow travellers-and one enigmatic man in particular.

The trip west is only the beginning of Carrie’s challenges, through. In Santa Fe, she helps women bring new life into the world, making her beloved among new mothers. Soon, however, she realizes that her employer and his wife are keeping secrets from her, and she must ferret out the truth to
protect their young daughter.

But to save the little girl, Carrie will have to confront the demons in her own past-a feat that will take all of her bravery, and the hope of the man she’s come to love above all others.

The Sweet Blue Distance | Sara Donati

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