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"Get rich. Get laid. Get even" shouts the tag-line on the cover of Michelle Miller’s The Underwriting, summing up neatly the desires in play in her novel.

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It’s not hard to imagine The Truth and Other Lies on screen as a slick, wryly amusing film noir, such is the tight, action-packed and visual storytelling style of Sascha Arango.

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Bear Grylls, current survivalist favourite of British television, has written an astonishing amount of books about his adventurous forays around the world.

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This is the second volume in Louise Welsh’s Plague Times trilogy. It opens with the brief and striking picture of a luxury cruise ship succumbing to an unknown and frightening outbreak of disease.

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot charts the journey of protagonists Leila, Mark and Leo as they are drawn into an adventure that will force them to confront not only a pervasive power but their own demons.

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Newly graduated photography student Lori Maddox spends the year after university travelling and eventually finds work as an English teacher in Chengdu, a city in the south-western province of Sichuan, China.

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Quiet and conscientious Edie is looking forward to a new term at all-girls’ boarding school Knight’s Haddon, especially after spending the holidays with distant relations on a run-down farm.

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After Caroline's husband is murdered, she knows she cannot confide in the police without insinuating that she had something to do with the murder.

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Cruise ships can prove rich pickings for thriller writers with hundreds of people forcibly enclosed together in the wide-open sea. Throw in a power failure and a character who is not purely on the ship for a sun, sea and sangria holiday and you have a heady set up for horror.

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This is a big gutsy rollicking novel with the energy, verve and visceral impact of Scorsese’s "Gangs of New York".

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