Bound by Benedict Jacka

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Alex Verus can see the future.  But he never thought he’d see this day.

Manoeuvred by forces beyond his control, the probability mage has made a terrible choice: he’s agreed to work for his old master once more.

Richard Drakh, the sadistic dark mage Alex escaped as an apprentice, has him in his clutches again.  And this time, Richard won’t let go so easily. 

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The Special Girls by Isabelle Grey

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A young psychiatrist is found dead in woodland outside a summer camp for young eating disorder patients run by the charismatic, world-renowned Professor Ned Chesham.  DI Grace Fisher investigates, but is soon pulled from the case – to head up a Metropolitan Police review into a cold case involving Chesham himself.

Nearly twenty years earlier, one of Chesham’s patients made allegations that he sexually assaulted her.  The police investigation at the time found no conclusive proof, but Grace soon discovers another victim, and a witness whose account never reached the police.  Does this mean the original investigation was bungled?  Scotland Yard would certainly like her to conclude otherwise.

As Grace uncovers the lies that led to the young doctor’s murder, she discovers the full extent of the damage done to Chesham’s ‘special girls’ and the danger that are still in. 

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Cream Buns And Crime by Robin Stevens

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Daisy and Hazel invite you to discover their untold stories …

Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are famous for solving murder mysteries.  But there are many other intrigues in the pages of Hazel’s casebook, from the spooky Case of the Deepdean Vampire, to the baffling Case of the Blue Violet, and their very first whodunit: The Case of Lavinia’s Missing Tie.

This collection is packed with brilliant mini-mysteries, including stories about rival detectives, the Junior Pinkertons, and honorary Detective Society members, Beanie and Kitty.  Peppered with puzzles, facts and tips on detecting, this is the perfect book for budding sleuths and fans of the award-winning, bestselling Murder Most Unladylike series.  

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A Handful Of Ashes by Rob McCarthy

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Susan Bayliss became notorious when she blew the whistle on her boss, a heart surgeon at a renowned children’s hospital.  She accuse him of negligence, operations were stopped and an inquiry launched.  In the end she was the one suspended as a troublemaker.

Now Dr Harry Kent, a medical examiner with the Met Police, has been called out to certify her suicide.

But something about the scene is wrong.  Someone held Susan down.

The grieving parents of the children who died demand answers.  The hospital is stonewalling.  Everyone has secrets – it’s up to Harry and DCI Frankie Noble to find out which were worth killing for. 

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