May 2022 new titles and recommendations

Mystery 
A Lethal Deception | Racheel Amphlett
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The Sleeping and the Dead | Ann Cleeves
Mystery 
The Engine House | Rhys Dylan
Mystery 
The Crooked Shore | Martin Edwards
Mystery 
One for Sorrow | Helen Fields
Mystery 
The Locked Room | Elly Griffiths
Mystery 
Pray for Mercy | DK Hood
Mystery 
The Game | Scott Kershaw
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Dead Man's Grave | Neil Lancaster
Mystery 
Give Unto Others | Donna Leon
Mystery 
Nothing to Hide | James Oswald
Mystery 
Nowhere to Run | James Oswald
Mystery 
Lies to Tell | Marion Todd
Mystery 
Small Mercies | Alex Walters
Australian
The Mother | Jane Caro
Australian
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A Family of Strangers | Fiona Lowe
Australian
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Rising Dust | Fleur McDonald
Australian
The Long Weekend | Fiona Palmer
Non-Fiction
Under a Venice Moon | Margaret Cameron
Non-Fiction
The Kelly Hunters | Grantlee Kieza
Non-Fiction
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The Chancellor (The Remarkable Odyssey of Angela Merkel) | Kati Marton
Non-Fiction
Mary Ann & Captain Piper | Jessica North
Non-Fiction
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Don't Be Too Polite, Girls | Wendy McCarthy
Non-Fiction
Sunset in Spain | Erna Walraven

Rosemary's May newsletter

Author of the Month | Erica James

Erica grew up on Hayling Island in Hampshire, England and now lives with her two sons in Cheshire.

She began writing after attending a creative writing course at Arvon Foundation.

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Erica James

Book of the Month

The Sleeping and The Dead by Ann Cleeves

North Devon is enjoying a rare hot summer when Detective Peter Porteous is called to Cranford Water, where the body of a teenager has been discovered. After trawling through the missing persons files, he comes to the conclusion that the corpse is Michael Grey, an enigmatic and secretive young man who was reported missing by his foster parents in 1972.

The news that a body has been found leaves prison officer Hannah Morton in shock. Michael had been her boyfriend, and she had been with him the night he disappeared. And now the discovery is bringing back dreaded and long-buried memories from her past.

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The Sleeping and The Dead | Ann Cleeves

Recommended reads

Don’t Be Too Polite, Girls by Wendy McCarthy

Wendy McCarthy has made her mark on Australia in many extraordinary ways. For more than 50 years, she has been on the leading edge of feminism and corporate and public life in this country, and her trailblazing advocacy and leadership have made her a widely respected and revered figure. Wendy is a woman who shaped her times as much as she was shaped by them, and now, at 80 years of age, she shares her remarkable life and achievements, and the lessons she learned – and taught us all.

This inspiring and enlightening memoir is filled with cautionary tales and insider stories about being

female in Australia – as well as a few helpful survival tips. Above all, it encourages the reader to find her own voice and listen to it.

Don’t miss Wendy at our up-coming Wheeler Centre event in June.

Don’t Be Too Polite, Girls >

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Don't Be Too Polite, Girls | Wendy McCarthy

The Crooked Shore | Martin Edwards

DCI Hannah Scarlett is an acknowledged expert in solving cold cases, but she is struggling under the weight of bureaucracy when Ramona Smith’s disappearance from Bowness more than twenty years ago crosses her desk.

The prime suspect was charged but found not guilty. Now the case has come back into the public eye as the result of a shocking tragedy on the Crooked Shore, the found of dark legends south of the Lake District. A ruthless killer, who has already got away with one murder, plans further appalling crimes. DCI Scarlett finds herself racing against the clock as she strives to solve the mysteries and save innocent lives.

The Crooked Shore | Martin Edwards

Mothers and Daughters | Erica James

Since the sudden death of her husband, Naomi has steadily rebuilt the life they shared in the village of Tilsham by the sea.

Her eldest daughter, Martha, is sensible and determined – just like her father was – and very much in control of where her life is going. If she
could just get pregnant with her husband life would be perfect.

Willow, the youngest, was always more sunny and easy-going, yet drifted through life, much to her father’s frustration. But now, with charming new boyfriend, Rick, she has a very good reason to settle down.

The three women are as close as can be. But there are things Naomi has kept from her daughters. Like the arrival of Ellis, a long-lost friend from way back, now bringing the fun and spark back into her life.

Mothers and Daughters | Erica James

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