The List by Mick Herron

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Dieter Hess, an aged spy, is dead, and John Bachelor, his MI5 handler, is in deep, deep trouble.  Death has revealed that the deceased had been keeping a secret second bank account – and there’s only ever one reason a spy has a secret second bank account.  The question of whether he was a double agent must be resolved, and its answer may undo an entire career’s worth of spy secrets.  

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Striding Folly by Dorothy L. Sayers

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Lord Peter Wimsey’s last three baffling cases all demonstrate his unique detection skills at their most spectacular.

The enigma of a house numbered thirteen in a street of even numbers; an indignant child accused of theft, a dream about a game of chess that uncovers the true story behind a violent death.  Each of the stories introduces a different side of the twentieth century’s most ingenious detective hero. 

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What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah

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A childless woman resorts to forbidden magic in her quest for a baby.  A widow boils with rage at the grudging welcome her daughters receive in her sister’s home.  In a devastated, not too distant future, a ‘grief worker’ discovers a miraculous ability to remove emotional pain – at a price.

The characters in What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky are men and women who want things that remain impossible or out of reach.  What unites them is the toughness of lives where opportunities are scant, and where fortunes can change faster than the flick of a switch.

Conjuring worlds at once familiar and unsettlingly different, What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky showcases the work of a writer of startling promise at the beginning of an exciting literary career.

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