The book that started it all! Little House in the Big Woods is the first book in Laura Ingalls Wilder's treasured Little House series, which is based on her life growing up as an American pioneer. Told from four-year-old Laura's point of view, this story begins in 1871 in a little log cabin on the edge of the Big Woods of Wisconsin. Laura lives in the little house with her pa, her ma, her sisters Mary and Carrie, and their trusty dog, Jack. Pioneer life is sometimes hard for the family, since they must grow or catch all their own food as they get ready for the cold winter. But it is also exciting as Laura and her family celebrate Christmas with homemade toys and treats, do the spring planting, bring in the harvest, and make their first trip into town. And every night they are safe and warm in their little house, with the happy sound of Pa's fiddle sending Laura and her sisters off to sleep. And so begins Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved story of a pioneer girl and her family. The nine Little House books have been cherished by generations of readers and listeners as both a unique glimpse into America's frontier history and a heartwarming, unforgettable story. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts.
Â©1932, 1960 Little House Heritage Trust (P)2007, 2016 HarperCollins Publishers
Discover the origins of the warrior Clans in this thrilling prequel to Erin Hunterâs number one nationally best-selling Warriors series! The first installment in the Dawn of the Clans series takes audiences back to the earliest days of the Clans, when the cats first settled in the forest and began to forge the warrior code.Â Long before Firestar left his kittypet home to join ThunderClan, a band of cats from the mountains set off on a dangerous journey in search of a new home.... The Sun TrailÂ delivers all the epic adventure and thrilling fantasy that Warriors fans have come to expect. This prequel arc is the perfect introduction for new Warriors listeners - and a long-awaited tale of the origins of the Clans that will thrill dedicated Erin Hunter fans!
Â©2013 Erin Hunter (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
The small village of Kilbane is hosting a poker tournament at the local pub, and card sharp Eamon Foley, a tinker out of Dublin, is set to win the tournament. But when Foley is found at the end of a rope, itâs time for the garda to take matters into their own hands.Â Macdara Flannery would lay odds itâs a simple suicide, but SiobhÃ¡n suspects foul play, as does Foleyâs pregnant widow. Perhaps one of Foleyâs fellow finalists just raised the stakes to life and death. With conflicting theories on the crime, tensions are running high. Soon itâs up to SiobhÃ¡n to call a killerâs bluff, but if she doesnât play her cards right, she may be the next one taken out of the game.
Â©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Murder in an Irish Village: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience!* In the small village of Kilbane, County Cork, Ireland, Natalie's Bistro has always been warm and welcoming. Nowadays, 22-year-old Siobhan O'Sullivan runs the family bistro named for her mother, along with her five siblings, after the death of their parents in a car crash almost a year ago. It's been a rough year for the O'Sullivans, but it's about to get rougher.Â One morning, as they're opening the bistro, they discover a man seated at a table with a pair of hot pink barber scissors protruding from his chest. With the local garda suspecting the O'Sullivans, and their business in danger of being shunned. It's up to feisty redheaded Siobhan to solve the crime and save her beloved brood. *Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration to complementary music. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout.
Â©2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC
A classic tale featuring two of the most-memorable characters in sword and sorcery, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. Over a span of 50 years, the late Fritz Leiber wrote dozens of adventures, set in the fictional city of Lankhmar, featuring the seven-foot-tall barbarian and the diminuitive thief. The stories were recognized with both the Hugo and Nebula Awards.
Â©1968 Fritz Leiber (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
Roland Merullo, bestselling author of Once Night Falls, returns with a galvanizing historical novel of Nazi-occupied Naples and the rage and resistance of a people under siege. Italy, 1943. The Nazi occupation has cemented its grip on the devastated city of Naples. Giuseppe DiPietra, a curator in the National Archives, has a subversive plan to aid the Allies. If heâs discovered, forced labor or swift execution. Lucia Pastone, secretary for the Italian Fascist government, is risking her own life in secret defiance of orders. And Luciaâs father, Aldo, is a black marketeer who draws Giuseppe and Lucia into the underworld - for their protection and to help plant the seeds of resistance. Their fates are soon intertwined with those of Aldoâs devoted lover and a boy of the streets whoâll do anything to live another day. And all of Naples is about to join forces to overcome impossible odds and repel the Nazi occupiers. Inspired by a true historic uprising, From These Broken Streets is a richly layered novel of the extraordinary daring of ordinary people whose bonds of love, family, and unfaltering courage could not be broken.
Â©2020 Roland A. Merullo Jr. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Based on the hit documentary that inspired a vibrant online community, this innovative approach to birthing shows women how to maximize childbirth's emotional and physical rewards. With more than 4 million babies born in the United States each year, too many women experience birth as nothing more than a routine or painful event. In her much-praised film Orgasmic Birth, acclaimed filmmaker Debra Pascali-Bonaro showed that in fact childbirth is a natural process to be enjoyed and cherished. Now she joins forces with renowned author and activist Elizabeth Davis to offer an enlightening program to help women attain the most empowering and satisfying birth experience possible. While an orgasmic birth can, for some, induce feelings of intense, ecstatic pleasure, it is ultimately about taking control of one's own body and making the most informed decisions to have a safe, memorable, and joyful birth day. Whether women choose to give birth at home, in a hospital, or in a birthing center, Orgasmic Birth provides all the necessary tools and guidance to design the birth plan that's best for them. Featuring inspiring stories from mothers and their partners and filled with practical advice and solutions, this one-of-a-kind resource is the next frontier of natural, intimate childbirth.
Â©2010 Elizabeth Davis & Debra Pascali-Bonaro (P)2014 Audible Inc.
"Red Wine and Blood": The Blood Wars raged for centuries across Boston. Witness a brief glimpse into the brutal history of the Wars with Ignacio Salvatore and the vampire he loves, Ashwin Metcalfe, in 1897. "A History of Trouble": Angel was joking when he asked O'Malley if someone resurrected a mammoth. Little did he know that was exactly what someone did. Experience the untold story of what happened that unfortunate night at the Boston Public Museum. "A Dragon in the City": What happens when Eroch goes adventuring in Beacon Hill without Angel? Chaos, pure chaos. "Fae's Gold": Daniel is helping the newly-resurrected fae, Ruairi Brennan, become accustomed to modern-day living. A boring trip to the bank quickly escalates, and Daniel calls Angel for help. The day goes downhill from there but ends in a comfy meal in a pub for an ancient fae warrior and a necromancer's apprentice. Contains mature themes.
Â©2019 S. J. Himes (P)2019 Tantor
What if the one you've lost is the one person you need to find? Meaningful and moving, a beautiful story with life-affirming qualities. Perfect for fans of Cecelia Ahern and Cathy Kelly. Milly Bryneâs world came crashing down when she lost her beloved dad and boyfriend in a matter of weeks. Losing her dad has broken her family. Losing her soul mate made has made her give up on life and love. After swerving from stability to chaos to despair, Milly finally believes she has her life back on track when the unexpected return of a familiar face to Ireland throws her life once more into a spin. Milly is forced to decide if her new life is the one for her or if there is another path that will bring even greater riches of joy, excitement and fun into her world. Life just isnât worth living if your heart isnât in it.
Â©2020 Sian O'Gorman (P)2020 Boldwood Books
Between training the new town garda and trying to set a wedding date with her fiancÃ©, Macdara Flannery, SiobhÃ¡n is feeling a bit overwhelmed. Sheâs looking forward to visiting the new bookshop and curling up with an exciting novel - only to discover the shelves contain nothing but Literature with a capital L. The owner not only refuses to stock romances, mysteries, and science fiction, but wonât even let customers enter his store unless they can quote James Joyce or Sean Hennessey.Â Despite the owner deliberately limiting his clientele, heâs hosting a reading and autographing event featuring up-and-coming Irish writers who will be taking up residency in Kilbane for a month. Among them is indie author Deirdre Walsh, who spends more time complaining about the unfairness of the publishing industry and megastar best sellers instead of her own creative works, causing a heated debate among the writers. She seems to have a particular distaste for the novels of Nessa Lamb.Â Then Deirdreâs body is found the next day in the back of the store - with pages torn from Nessaâs books stuffed in her mouth. Now, SiobhÃ¡n must uncover which of Kilbaneâs literary guests took Deirdreâs criticisms so personally, theyâd engage in foul play....
Â©2021 Carlene O'Connor (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Robinswood Estate, County Waterford, Ireland. 1946.Â Years of neglect and abandonment have left the family seat of the Keneficks almost derelict, but the new Lord Kenefick and his charming young wife Kate are determined to breathe life into the old house once more.Â The war is over, and they have survived, so now they must set about making a bright future for themselves and their family. But the shadows of the past are ever lurking, and there are many who are not willing to see the new Lady Kenefick as anything more than the housekeeper's daughter.Â Kateâs family, the Murphys, find themselves once more inextricably entwined with both the Keneficks and Robinswood, but this time everything is different - or at least they hope it is.Â The legacy of the war cannot be erased, and the events of those fateful years will not be forgotten. Can Robinswood provide a haven for those who need it, or are the scars of the past too deep?
Â©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Paul Starr, Ireland's leading cardiologist, dies in a car crash with a young woman by his side. United in their grief and the love of one man, four women are thrown together in an attempt to come to terms with life after Paul. They soon realise they never really knew him at all. As they begin to form unlikely friendships, Paul's death is the catalyst that enables them to become the people they always wanted to be.
Â©2017 Faith Hogan (P)2017 W.F. Howes Ltd
When life demands that you make a choice, how do you know you are making the right one? Â Tabitha Thomas gave up on a happy family life with Michael, her absent, high-flying husband, long ago. Instead, she pooled all her energies into their daughter, Rosie, and her career as headteacher at a local primary school. However, trouble is looming all around her. Unbeknown to Tabitha, Rosie is having a crisis of confidence with the most important exams of her life, and best friend Clodagh, a top TV news broadcaster, is being edged out by an ambitious younger model. And Tabithaâs eco-warrior mother is protesting outside the school over a development. But a decision Tabitha made a long time ago which changed the entire course of her life resurfaces when a new teacher at the school turns out to be her first love. A beautiful family drama, full of love, life and destiny. Perfect for the fans of Alice Peterson and Dani Atkins.
Â©2020 Sian O'Gorman (P)2020 Boldwood Books
This December in Kilbane, if youâre planning to warm up with a cuppa tea at Naomiâs Bistro, you may have a bit of a wait - the entire OâSullivan brood has gone off to West Cork to spend the holidays with brother Jamesâs fiancÃ©e Eliseâs family, including her grandfather, the famous orchestral conductor Enda Elliot. SiobhÃ¡n is so happy for James and Elise, but sheâs also quietly disappointed that she must put her own wedding to fellow garda Macdara Flannery on hold. Mac will have to join them later, so he can spend part of the holidays with his mam.Â When the OâSullivans learn everyone will choose a name from a hat to buy a music-related Christmas gift for someone else at the gathering, it seems like their greatest concern - until the cantankerous conductor is discovered crushed under a 90-pound harp in a local concert hall.Â With the extended family - including Endaâs much-younger new wife Leah, a virtuoso violinist - suspected in his murder, it's up to SiobhÃ¡n to ensure the guilty party faces the music. But as a snowstorm strands both families in a lavish farmhouse on a cliff, SiobhÃ¡n had better pick up the tempo before the killer orchestrates another untimely demise...
Â©2020 Carlene O'Connor (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Family is everything to SiobhÃ¡n: her five siblings; her dear departed mother for whom the family business, Naomiâs Bistro, is named; and now her fiancÃ©, Macdara Flannery. So precious is her engagement that SiobhÃ¡n wants to keep it just between the two of them for a little longer.Â But Macdara is her family, which is why when his cousin Jane frantically calls for his help, SiobhÃ¡n is at his side as the two garda rush from Kilbane to the rural village where Jane and her mother have recently moved. Unfortunately, tragedy awaits them. They find Jane, who is blind, outside the cottage, in a state. Inside, Aunt Ellen lies on her bed in a fancy red dress, no longer breathing. A pillow on the floor and a nearby teacup suggest the mode of death to their trained eyes: the woman has been poisoned and smothered. Someone wanted to make sure she was dead. But who?Â Devout believers in Irish folklore, the villagers insist the cottage is cursed - built on a fairy path. It turns out Ellen Delaney was not the first to die mysteriously in this cottage. Although the townsfolk blame malevolent fairies, SiobhÃ¡n and Macdara must follow the path of a murderer all too human - but just as evil....
Â©2020 Carlene O'Connor (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
A rash of strange and horrifying births sweeps through London in the new horror thriller from master of the genre Graham Masterton. A series of strange births A young woman is rushed to the hospital with stabbing pains. The chief surgeon performs a C-section and delivers a catastrophically malformed foetus that is somehow alive....Â A devastating attack Sewage engineer Gemma is plunged into a ghostly darkness in the tunnel where she works. She escapes, but her boss goes missing in the chaos. He is later found alive...but his legs have been severed and his eyes pulled out. A supernatural threat DC Jerry Pardoe and DS Jamila Patel of the supernatural squad must team up once more to solve the mystery and save the city. But, if they are to succeed, first they must delve into the dark arts of witchcraft....Â
Â©2021 Graham Masterton (P)2021 Head of Zeus
It's official! Siobhan is now Garda O'Sullivan, and her five siblings couldn't be prouder. While her brother James runs Naomi's Bistro, Siobhan is doing her part to keep the village safe. Of course, Kilbane is pretty quiet compared to a place like Dublin, where Macdara Flannery has gone to be a detective sergeant. Then one night the local priest summons Siobhan to the church cemetery. There's a dead man in the graveyard - above ground. He's a stranger, but the priest has heard talk of an American tourist in town searching for an Irish ancestor. A detective sergeant is dispatched from Dublin to assist with the case, and, as fate would have it, it's Macdara. Things have been awkward between him and Siobhan since he left, but their partnership soon unearths that the victim was from Dublin, Ohio. As they dig for a motive among the gnarled roots of his family tree, long-buried secrets are unearthed. Now, they'll have to stay two steps ahead of the killer...or they'll end up with more than one foot in the grave.
Â©2018 Carlene O'Connor (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Filled with murder and conspiracy, Behold a Pale Horse is the brilliant 22nd novel in the gripping Sister Fidelma series by the internationally best-selling author Peter Tremayne.Â AD 664: Sister Fidelma finds herself in the seaport of Genua, en route from Rome back to her native Cashel. Her old teacher, Brother RuadÃ¡n, lies dying in the abbey of Bobium - an isolated abbey in a disturbed country where even the Christians are in bloody conflict with one another and the worship of the pagan gods often prevails. Fidelma is determined to see Brother RuadÃ¡n before he dies. But from the moment she enters the beautiful valley of the Trebbia, there is danger on every side.Â Her dying teacher's last words send her off on her most dangerous adventure where murder follows murder and a vicious civil war threatens before an extraordinary conspiracy is revealed. And from the start, Fidelma is on her own....Â
Â©2011 Peter Tremayne (P)2011 Soundings
Super sleuth Sister Fidelma returns in the 20th historical mystery by Peter Tremayne, acclaimed author of The Council of the Cursed, Dancing with Demons and many more. AD 670. An Irish merchant ship is attacked by a pirate vessel off the coast of the Breton peninsular. Murchad, the captain, and a prince from the kingdom of Muman are killed in cold blood after they have surrendered.Â Among the other passengers who manage to escape the slaughter are Sister Fidelma of Cashel and her faithful companion, Brother Eadulf. The prince was Fidelma's cousin, and she is determined to bring the killers to justice....
Â©2009 Peter Tremayne (P)2009 Headline Publishing Group Ltd
Super sleuth Sister Fidelma returns in The Haunted Abbot, the 12th historical mystery by Peter Tremayne, acclaimed author of Smoke in the Wind, Our Lady of Darkness and many more.Â Â As they are preparing to return to Ireland, Fidelma and Brother Eadulf receive a mysterious summons. Eadulf's childhood friend, Brother Botulf, has requested their presence at Aldred's Abbey at midnight on the old pagan feast of Yule. Fidelma and Eadulf battle against the harsh winter storms to arrive in time, only to find they are too late. Botulf is dead - killed by an unknown hand. As they struggle to comprehend this staggering news, it soon becomes clear that the murder of this young monk is not the only trouble facing the abbey.Â The abbey is haunted by the ghost of a young woman - a woman some say bears a startling likeness to the Abbot Cild's dead wife. But can Fidelma and Eadulf discover the truth before they themselves fall victim to the danger which pervades the abbey walls?Â Â
Â©2002 Peter Tremayne (P)2015 Audible, Inc
Super sleuth Sister Fidelma returns in the 24th historical mystery by Peter Tremayne, acclaimed author of The Seventh Trumpet, The Subtle Serpent and many more.Â Â
Winter, AD 670. King ColgÃº has invited the leading nobles and chieftains of his kingdom to a feast day. The gathering is interrupted by a religieux claiming that he has an important message for the King. Suddenly, the man, shouting, 'Remember Liamuin!' stabs King ColgÃº. The assassin is slain, but ColgÃº is on the verge of death.Â Â Â
Who is Liamuin? Is it a female name? Who is behind the assassination attempt? ColgÃº's lawyer sister, Fidelma of Cashel, and her companion, Brother Eadulf, are charged with solving the mystery.Â
They must journey into the territory of their archenemies, the UÃ Fidgente, uncover the evil secrets in the dark, brooding Abbey of Mungairit and venture into the threatening mountain fastness ruled by a godless tyrant. Danger and violence are their constant companions until the final devastating revelation.
Â©2013 Peter Tremayne (P)2013 Headline Publishing Group Ltd
Super sleuth Sister Fidelma returns in the 17th historical mystery by Peter Tremayne, acclaimed author of Master of Souls, Whispers of The Dead and many more.Â Â February, AD 668, and Cashel is full of distinguished visitors. Under the old Irish custom, Fidelma of Cashel and Eadulf of Seaxmund's Ham, having been joined together for a year and a day, are to be married.Â But on the eve of the ceremony, the pious Abbot UltÃ¡n is found murdered in his chamber. Worse still - one of the most distinguished guests, the King of Connacht, is seen fleeing from the scene and charged with the murder. He demands his right to appoint Fidelma in his defence. Fidelma soon discovers that Abbot UltÃ¡n is not the pious man he was thought to be - indeed, many of the guests have cause to hate him. It is a long weekend of suspicion, fear and more death before Fidelma and Eadulf are able to reveal the truth behind UltÃ¡n's murder.
Â©2006 Peter Tremayne (P)2006 Headline Publishing Group Ltd
Super-sleuth Sister Fidelma faces personal danger as she proceeds through the valley of the shadow in the stunning sixth historical mystery by Peter Tremayne.Â
Sister Fidelma has been sent by her brother, king of Cashel, to Laisre, chieftain of Gleann Geis - the 'forbidden valley' - to negotiate permission to build a Christian church and school in his territory, replacing the pagan Druidic sanctuaries. Laisre is known to be hostile to the new religion, and Fidelma knows her mission will be no easy task.Â
Entering Gleann Geis with the Saxon Brother Eadulf, she comes across the naked, slain bodies of 33 young men, positioned in a sunwise circle. Each body bears the marks of stabbing and garrotting; every skull has been smashed. Who is responsible for such evil, if not the heathen Laisre?
Â©1998 Peter Tremayne (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
Winner of the British Book Awards, Popular Fiction Award, 2007. Anna Walsh is officially a wreck. Physically broken and emotionally shattered, she lies on her parents' Dublin sofa with only one thing on her mind: getting back to New York. New York means her best friends, the most fabulous job in the world, and, above all, it means her husband, Aidan. But nothing in Anna's life is that simple. Not only is her return to Manhattan complicated by her physical and emotional scars, but also Aidan seems to have vanished. Is it time for Anna to move on?
Â©2006 Marian Keyes (P)2006 W F Howes Ltd
While investigating the savage murder of a religious magnate, Sister Fidelma uncovers a dark world of slavery and abuse within the abbey walls, in Peter Tremayne's thrilling 19th mystery, The Council of the Cursed.Â Â
It is AD 670, and Bishop Leodegar has called the church leaders together for an emergency meeting. But a fierce row breaks out, and the assembly descends into chaos. Later that evening one of the delegates is discovered murdered, his skull brutally smashed. Sister Fidelma and her companion, Brother Eadulf, unwittingly find themselves in the middle of a shocking murder investigation involving the most powerful religious leaders in the land. The disappearance of women and children and rumours of a slave trade indicate malevolent forces at work. To catch those responsible, Fidelma and Eadulf must challenge these fearsome individuals and in doing so, risk their own lives....Â
Â©2008 Peter Tremayne (P)2008 Audible, Inc
Absolution by Murder is the brilliant and evocative first novel in Peter Tremayne's Sister Fidelma series, bringing seventh-century Ireland vividly to life.Â Â Â As the leading churchmen and women gather at the Synod of Whitby in AD 664 to debate the rival merits of the Celtic and Roman Churches, tempers begin to fray. Conspirators plot an assassination while mysterious, violent death stalks the shadowy cloisters of the Abbey of St Hilda.Â When the Abbess Etain, a leading speaker for the Celtic Church, is found murdered, suspicion inevitably rests on the Roman faction.Â Â Attending the Synod is Fidelma, of the community of St Brigid of Kildare. As an advocate of the Brehon Court, she is called on to investigate the murder with Brother Eadulf, of the Roman faction. However, the two are so unlike that their partnership is described as that of a wolf and a fox - but which is which? More gruesome deaths follow, and the friction among the clerics could end in civil war. Can the solution to the mysteries avert such a conflict?
Â©1995 Peter Tremayne (P)1995 Headline Publishing Group Ltd
Sister Fidelma returns in the 21st seventh-century Irish mystery, The Chalice of Blood by Peter Tremayne, acclaimed author of The Dove of Death and The Council of the Cursed. If you love Ellis Peters you will be gripped by this novel. Ireland, AD 670. When an eminent scholar is found murdered in his cell in the abbey of Lios MÃ³r, fear spreads among his brethren; his door was secured from the inside, with no other means of exit. How did the murderer escape? And what was the content of the manuscripts apparently stolen from the scholar's room?Â Abbot Iarnla insists on sending for Sister Fidelma and her companion, Brother Eadulf, to investigate the killing. But even before they reach the abbey walls, there is an attempt on their lives. As the mystery deepens, Fidelma and Eadulf must also wrestle with problems of their own, which threaten to separate them for ever....
Â©2010 Peter Tremayne (P)2010 Soundings
The gripping new thriller from the Top Ten Sunday Times best-selling author, shortlisted for the Irish Crime Book Awards 2020Â Rumours.Â Everyoneâs heard the rumours about elite gentlemenâs clubs, where the champagne flows freely, the parties are outrageous...and what goes on behind closed doors is darker than you could possibly imagine.Â Scandals. Paige Hargreaves was a young journalist working on a story about a club for the most privileged men in London. She was on the brink of exposing a shocking scandal. Then she disappeared. Secrets. DS Maeve Kerrigan must immerse herself in the clubâs world of wealth, luxury and ruthless behaviour to find out what happened. But Maeve is keeping secrets of her own. Will she uncover the truth? Or will time run out for Maeve first?Â
Â©2020 Jane Casey (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
The wonderful and heartwarming new novel full of secrets, lies and family ties from Sunday Times best-selling author Cathy Kelly. Bess is hoping to show everyone just how happy her recent marriage is, but behind all the party planning the cracks are beginning to show. Why is joining a family so difficult? Jojo, Bess' stepdaughter, has a point to make. Bess is not her mother, and she won't replace the one she's been missing every day for the last two years. And will she ever get the chance to become a mum herself? Cousin Cari is a fierce career woman who isn't unnerved by anything - apart from facing the man who left her at the altar, and he's on the guest list. Her job has been a safe place to hide ever since - but is it time to let love into her life again? Thanks to laughter, tears and one surprise appearance, the Brannigans might just discover the secrets of a happy marriage...but will they find out before it's too late? Read by Caroline Lennon.
Â©2017 Cathy Kelly (P)2016 Orion Publishing Group
Super sleuth Sister Fidelma returns in Badger's Moon, the 13th historical mystery by Peter Tremayne, acclaimed author The Haunted Abbot, Smoke in the Wind and many more.Â Â
A series of horrific murders has brought terror to the Kingdom of Muman. The victims, all young girls, were slaughtered with unspeakable violence on the nights of three consecutive full moons.Â Â Â
Suspicion falls on three dark strangers from the distant land of Aksum (Ethiopia), who are guests at the Abbey of Finbarr. A panic-stricken mob attacks the abbey, leaving the religious in fear for their lives. Sister Fidelma and Brother Eadulf are called in to restore order and find the killer, but it soon becomes clear that the three mysterious strangers are hiding a dark secret. And what about the ageing Laig, a hermit-like apothecary, who is known to have instructed all three victims about the magic and power of the moon; what sinister truths are hidden in his dark woodland dwelling?Â Â Â
As Fidelma struggles to repair her faltering relationship with Eadulf, can she uncover the truth before the killer strikes again on the next night of the full moon?Â
Â©2003 Peter Tremayne (P)2015 Audible, Inc
Super sleuth Sister Fidelma returns in The Leper's Bell the 14th historical mystery by Peter Tremayne, acclaimed author of Badger's Moon, The Haunted Abbot and many more.Â Â
A servant has been murdered and the baby in her charge abducted. Fidelma of Cashel has solved even more horrendous crimes in her career as an advocate of the ancient Brehon Courts of Ireland. But this case is different. For both Sister Fidelma and her companion, Brother Eadulf of Saxmund's Ham, the case is unique because of the personal emotions involved. The baby who has been abducted is their own son.Â Â Â
What is the motive for their crime? Could someone seeking vengeance on Fidelma and Eadulf have done the deed? They have made a lot of enemies in their pursuit of justice.Â Â Â
Fidelma and Eadulf, ignoring protests that they are too emotionally involved to undertake the investigation, set out on an increasingly desperate mission to save their son....Â
Â©2004 Peter Tremayne (P)2015 Audible, Inc
Lola has every reason to be interested in who Paddy de Courcy is marrying - because although she's his girlfriend, she definitely isn't the bride. Heartbroken, she flees the city for a cottage by the sea. But will her retreat prove as idyllic as she hopes? Not if journalist Grace has anything to do with it. Grace knew Paddy a long time ago. But why can't she forget him? Grace's sister, Marnie, might have the answer but she also has issues with the past. Her family is wonderful but they can't take away memories of her first love: a certain Paddy de Courcy. What will it take for Marnie to be able to move on? And what of the future Mrs de Courcy? Alicia is determined to be the perfect politician's wife. But does she know the real Paddy de Courcy? Four very different women. One awfully charming man. And the dark secret that binds them all....
Â©2008 Marian Keyes (P)2008 W F Howes Ltd
Super sleuth Sister Fidelma returns in the eighth historical mystery by Peter Tremayne, acclaimed author of The Monk Who Vanished, Valley of the Shadow and many more.Â Â When Sister Fidelma sets out on a pilgrimage in the autumn of AD 666, her main preoccupation is to reflect on her commitment to the religious life and her relationship with the Saxon monk, Eadulf, whom she has left behind. Complications arise during the first night on the ship when one of the pilgrims is apparently washed overboard. The discovery of a blood-stained robe raises the question of murder, and Fidelma finds herself having to focus all her abilities on solving the mystery. Death dogs the tiny band of pilgrims in the close confines of the ship, but it is not until the Holy Shrine is almost reached that the amazing truth is uncovered....Â
Â©1999 Peter Tremayne (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
The Sunday Times best seller and winner of the Irish Independent crime fiction book of the year!Â Guilty?Â A year ago, Leo Stone was convicted of murdering two women and sentenced to life in prison. Now heâs been freed on a technicality, and heâs protesting his innocence.Â Not guilty? DS Maeve Kerrigan and DI Josh Derwent are determined to put Stone back behind bars where he belongs, but the more Maeve digs, the less convinced sheÂ is that he did it.Â The wrong decision could be deadly...then another woman disappears in similar circumstances. Is there a copycat killer, or have they been wrong about Stone from the start?Â
Â©2019 Jane Casey (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
On an isolated farm in southern Ireland, a decades-old grave houses the dismembered bones of 11 women. Detective Superintendent Katie Maguire of the Irish Gardai is used to bloodshed, but these white bones speak of unimaginable butchery. Not far away, a young American tourist is at the mercy of a sadistic killer. His tools are a boning knife, twine, and a doll fashioned from rags, nails, and fish-hooks. The murder of his victims is secondary only to his pleasure at their pain. As more and more victims are ritualistically murdered, Katie Maguire finds that she must solve an ancient Irish mystery to catch a terrifying present-day killer.
Â©2013 Graham Masterton (P)2014 Audible Studios
Irish super-sleuth Sister Fidelma is faced with a challenging and disturbing case to investigate in The Spider's Web, Peter Tremayne's fifth Celtic mystery. Ebert is not a man to make enemies. He is a chieftain with a reputation for kindliness and generosity. Yet, one night, his household is aroused by a scream from his chamber. The servants burst in to find MÃ³en, a young man to whom Eber had extended his protection, crouched over the bloody body of the chieftain. MÃ³en's clothes are drenched in Eber's blood, and he is clutching a bloodstained knife in his hand.Â There seems no doubt of culpability, but why did MÃ³en kill the gentle and courteous Eber? The problem is exacerbated by the fact that MÃ³en himself cannot tell them - for he is deaf, dumb and blind.... Sister Fidelma, advocate of the ancient Irish law courts, is compelled to begin an investigation of the killing in order to present an argument on MÃ³en's behalf before he is condemned. Assisted by Brother Eadulf, Fidelma finds that the path to truth twists and turns with the sinister forces of primitive passions and subtle ambitions - and leads inexorably to a final, stunning denouement.
Â©1997 Peter Tremayne (P)2015 Audible, Inc
Super sleuth Sister Fidelma returns in Smoke in the Wind, the 11th perplexing historical mystery by Peter Tremayne. Sister Fidelma and her companion, Brother Eadulf, are on their way to visit the new Archbishop of Canterbury when their ship is blown off course and they land on the coast of the Welsh kingdom of Dyfed. They are given hospitality by King Gwlyddien and Abbot Tryffin of the Abbey of Dewi Sant and are asked if they would help to solve the mystery of how the entire monastic community of the Abbey, including the King's eldest son, could vanish into thin air. It's not long before the trail leads to deaths and treachery in high places, and Fidelma and Eadulf are faced with a sinister and baffling puzzle.
Â©2001 Peter Tremayne (P)2001 Headline Publishing Group Ltd
Sister Fidelma must call on all her deductive powers when religious gathering spills over into murder.Â
Super sleuth Sister Fidelma returns in the 25th historical mystery by Peter Tremayne, acclaimed author of Atonement of Blood, The Seventh Trumpet and many more.Â Â
Ireland, AD 671. When a curious deputation of religieux arrive in Cashel, death follows close behind. Sister Fidelma and her companion, Eadulf, seem unable to stem the bloodshed.Â Â
Is one of the deputation responsible? What was the Venerable Verax, the scholar from Rome, hiding? Was there an evil secret behind the austere Bishop Arwald? Indeed, what was the real reason behind Eadulf's brother Egric's unexpected appearance at Cashel - could he be the culprit?Â Â
Victims and suspects combine to make a tangled skein of mystery more complex and bloody than Fidelma and Eadulf have ever faced.
Â©2014 Peter Tremayne (P)2014 Headline Publishing Group Ltd
Father Aloysius Walsh spent the last years of his life painstakingly collecting evidence of a yearlong killing spree, unparalleled savagery that blighted Ireland's borderlands at the end of the 1970s. Pinned to his bedroom wall, a macabre map charts the grim territory of death - victims, weapons, wounds, dates - and somehow, amid the forest of pins and notes, he had discerned a pattern. So why did Father Walsh deliberately drive through a cordon of policemen and off the road to his death? Why, when Inspector Celcius Daly arrives at the scene, does he find Special Branch already there? And why is Daly's mother's name on the priest's map?
Â©2016 Anthony Quinn (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Three sisters, a brother, and their children assemble at their country house one last time before it is sold. The house is filled with memories of their shared past, yet beneath the idyllic surface, hidden passions, devastating secrets, and dangerous hostilities threaten to consume them. Sophisticated and sleek, Roland's new wife arouses his sister's jealousies. Passion erupts where it's least expected, shattering the quiet self-possession of Harriet, the eldest sister. Over the course of this summer holiday, the family's stories and silences intertwine, small disturbances build into familial crises, and a way of life - bourgeois, literate, ritualized, Anglican - winds down to its inevitable end.
Â©2016 Tessa Hadley (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC
The beautiful old Bath House in Ballytokeep has lain empty and abandoned for decades. For devoted pensioners Archie and Iris, it holds too many conflicting memories of their adolescent dalliances and tragic consequences; sometimes it's better to leave the past where it belongs. For highflying, top London divorce lawyer Kate Hunt, it's a fresh start. On a winter visit to see her estranged Aunt Iris, she falls in love with Bath House. Inspired, she moves to Ballytokeep leaving her past heartache 600 miles away, but can you ever escape your past or your destiny?
Â©2017 Faith Hogan (P)2017 W.F. Howes Ltd
Sister Fidelma returns in the 27th seventh-century Irish mystery by Peter Tremayne, acclaimed author of The Devil's Seal and The Second Death. If you love Ellis Peters you will be gripped by this novel.Â Â Â
Ireland, AD 671. King ColgÃº of Cashel is shocked to learn that his loyal Chief Bishop and advisor has been murdered in the old enemy fortress of the UÃ Fidgente. When word reaches Cashel that the culprit will be executed under new law, a larger conflict threatens.Â Â
Dispatched to investigate, Sister Fidelma and her companion, Eadulf, discover that the man facing punishment is GormÃ¡n - commander of the King's bodyguard. But Fidelma cannot believe GormÃ¡n would carry out such an act - and yet he was found locked in a chamber with the body, weapon in hand. The evidence is stacked against him.Â Â
If they are to save GormÃ¡n and keep the peace between the kingdoms, Fidelma and Eadulf must find the true culprit. As the threat of war looms, the date of execution draws ever closer....Â Â
Â©2016 Peter Tremayne (P)2016 Soundings
âItâs just a phase,â they said. âThese are the happiest years of your life,â they said.... Mother of one and professional writer Saoirse (pronounced Seersha, not Searcy - thanks a bunch Game of Thrones!) is still adjusting to the demands of motherhood, four years after the birth of her daughter, Anna.Â Living in the claustrophobic London suburb of Woodvale, and being surrounded by passive-aggressive mum-wars, isnât helping. Neither is her increasingly pent-up anger at her once-perfect husband. Her only comrade in arms, best friend Bea, is the one thing keeping her sane. When Saoirseâs agent asks her to pitch for a book, she is horrified to discover the topic is motherhood. How can she possibly write a âwarts and allâ account of being a mother without giving away what itâs really like?Â Laugh-out-loud funny, painfully well-observed, but with an unmistakable warmth and unforgettable characters, this is the perfect listen forÂ anyone who desperately needs a break! The novel may or may not have been inspired by real life....
Â©2020 Emma Murray (P)2020 Boldwood Books
To her younger sister, Tessa, Caroline O'Shaughnessy has everything - great looks, easy charm, and the distinctly desirable Damien Woods. But for Caroline, things don't feel quite so rosy. She'd dreamed about moving in with Damien but not about having his child just yet. And though he did the honourable thing when she told him she was pregnant, it obviously wasn't what he wanted either. And as both of them struggle to make the best of a bad job, neither is prepared for the impact a moment of drunken indiscretion will have not just on their lives but on Tessa's, too....
Â©2015 Sheila O'Flanagan (P)2015 Oakhill Publishing
Peter Tremayne, highly acclaimed author of The Devil's Seal and Atonement of Blood, presents The Second Death, another gripping Celtic mystery featuring super-sleuth Sister Fidelma.Â Â
Ireland, AD 671. The Great Fair of Bealtain is almost upon the fortress of Cashel, and a line of painted wagons carries entertainers to mark the occasion. But preparations take a deathly turn when one carriage is set alight, and two corpses are found, lying poisoned, within.Â
As Sister Fidelma and her companion, Eadulf, investigate, they are plunged into the menacing marshlands of Osraige - where the bloody origin of the Abbey of Cainnech is wreaking his revenge.Â
Fidelma and Eadulf must face untold mortal danger before they can untangle the evil that strikes at the very heart of the kingdom.
Â©2015 Peter Tremayne (P)2015 Soundings
Sister Fidelma is thrown into a sinister mystery full of intrigue, danger and violence in Peter Tremayne's fourth Celtic mystery.Â A headless female corpse is found in the drinking well of a remote abbey in southwest Ireland. One hand clasps a crucifix; tied to the other arm is a pagan death symbol.... A merchant ship is encountered under full sail on the high seas off the Irish coast. But the crew and cargo have vanished - as if by sorcery.... Whose is the body in the well? Where is the crew of the vessel? Are these bizarre events connected? And if so, who is responsible? The year is AD 666, and Sister Fidelma of Kildare, advocate of the Brehon law courts, must follow a trail of clues and investigate a host of enigmatic suspects to unravel the puzzle.
Â©1996 Peter Tremayne (P)1996 Headline Publishing Group Ltd
Any wedding is a big deal in the small village of Kilbane - even more so when the bride is a famous fashion model. It's also good for business; Siobhan O'Sullivan's bistro will be catering the three-day affair. When the drunken best man is disinvited, Siobhan's own beau, Macdara, gladly steps in. But finding the original best man murdered in the woods casts a pall over the nuptials. And when a second member of the wedding party is poisoned, Macdara goes from being best man to prime suspect. With a killer at large and a string of robberies plaguing Kilbane, Siobhan vows to clear Macdara's name. But like the bride walking down the aisle, Siobhan needs to watch her step.
Â©2017 Carlene O'Connor (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Just how far is a mother willing to go? When a mysterious note arrives for six months pregnant Dr Eliana Hughes, she begins to doubt every aspect of her life - from her mixed feelings about motherhood to her marriage to Martin, who has become distant in recent months.Â As the person behind the note escalates their campaign to out Eliâs husband as a cheat, she finds herself unable to trust even her own instincts, and as pressure builds, she makes a mistake that jeopardises her entire future.Â Elsewhere, someone is watching. Someone who desperately wants a baby to call their own and will go to any lengths to become a mother - and stay a mother....
Â©2019 Claire Allan (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
What do you do when you find yourself suddenly single? Go suddenly suicidal? Suddenly sexcrazed? Or simply slump into self-pity? Alix Callaghan, who thought she was in control of her busy life, feels like doing all three when her long-term boyfriend insists on settling down to a sensible existence â complete with children, proper meals and early nights â but without her. Little by little, though, Alix begins to think there might be more to the single life than the first shock of rejection suggests...
Â©2014 Sheila O'Flanagan (P)2014 Oakhill Publishing
Super sleuth Sister Fidelma returns in The Monk Who Vanished, the seventh historical mystery by Peter Tremayne, acclaimed author of Valley of The Shadow, The Spider's Web and many more.Â Â Â
The Abbey of Imleach, in the southwest Irish kingdom of Muman, now rivals Armagh as the centre of the faith in Ireland. For the founder of the abbey was none other than St Ailbe, the man who brought Christianity to Muman, converted its king and baptised him at Cashel in AD 448.Â Â
But now, calamity has struck the community of the abbey. Not only has an elderly monk suddenly disappeared, but the holy relics of St Ailbe have also vanished. These sacred relics are not just the concern of the abbey's community but are a priceless icon and political symbol of the entire kingdom. So who would have dared to take them?Â Â
Sister Fidelma, together with Saxon Brother Eadulf, are asked to investigate. It seems there is more to the disappearances than meets the eye - much more. Fidelma gradually uncovers a sinister conspiracy in which the participants will stop at nothing - even murder - to achieve their aims.
Â©1999 Peter Tremayne (P)1999 Headline Publishing Group Ltd
Through hard work and determination, Ivy Rose Murphy has come up in the world. She still begs for discards from the homes of the wealthy which lie only a stoneâs throw from The Lane, the poverty-ridden tenements where she lives. She repairs and sells these discards in Dublin market.
With her talent for needlework and a team of neighbourhood helpers, she has also begun to supply an upmarket shop in Grafton Street with beautifully dressed dolls. Then Ivyâs wealthy friend Ann Marie Gannon, with her beloved camera, spends a day at the airport photographing planes. Little does she know that her visit can destroy all Ivyâs hopes for the future.
Â©2015 Gemma Jackson (P)2019 Story Sound
Sister Fidelma must investigate the murder of the High King himself and by doing so risk civil war in Peter Tremayne's brilliant 18th novel in the ever-popular series.Â Â When Sechnussach, High King of Ireland, is found dead in his bedchamber with his throat cut, all clues seem to suggest an all-too-obvious prime suspect. Dubh Duin, the chieftain of the clan CinÃ©l Cairpre, was found with the murder weapon in his hand when the High King's guards entered the royal chamber, before taking his own life. The Chief Brehon of Ireland asks Sister Fidelma to investigate and find out what possible motives could have driven Dubh Duin to assassinate the High King. Her investigations reveals an intricate web of conspiracy and deception that threatens to unbalance the five kingdoms and send them spiralling into a violent and bloody civil war and religious conflict....Â
Â©2007 Peter Tremayne (P)2007 Soundings
Colm TÃ³ibÃn's Mothers and Sons is a sensitive and beautifully written meditation on the dramas surrounding this most elemental of relationships. Psychologically intricate and emotionally incisive, each finely wrought story teases out the delicate and difficult strands woven between mothers and sons. This is an acute, masterful and moving collection that confirms TÃ³ibÃn as a great prose stylist of our time.
Â©2006 Colm Toibin (P)2018 Audible, Ltd
Sister Fidelma must find the link that connects the mysterious crimes in Master of Souls, Peter Tremayne's brilliant 16th novel in the ever-popular Sister Fidelma mystery series.Â Â On a storm-driven night, wreckers drive a ship onto rocks off the coast of Ireland. An Abbess leading a pilgrimage is killed and the young religieuse with her abducted. An aging scholar is murdered in the Abbey of Ard Fhearta.Â Do these events have a connection? Sister Fidelma and Brother Eadulf go to Ard Fhearta to examine the mystery. But the abbey stands in the territory of the UÃ Fidgente, enemies of Fidelma and her brother, the King of Cashel, and danger threatens Fidelma and Eadulf from the moment of their arrival.Â Â What is the link that connects the crimes? Who is the mysterious 'master of souls' spreading death and corruption across the land? Has Uaman the Leper, Lord of the Passes, returned from the dead?
Â©2005 Peter Tremayne (P)2005 Headline Publishing Group Ltd
Paula O'Leary is hugely popular with the boys from her working-class Dublin neighbourhood. But it is the charming Charlo Spencer who finally gets her. Yet after their honeymoon, everything changes. When Charlo first strikes her, she is stunned. But as his violent outbursts develop from slaps and bruises to broken fingers and knocked-out teeth, she gradually loses all self-respect, denying how bleak things are and drinking heavily. This is the heart-rending story of a woman struggling to reclaim her dignity after a violent, abusive marriage.
Â©1996 Roddy Doyle (P)2007 Isis Publishing
The skeleton detective is coming back to life...again! It's the triumphant 10th novel in the Skulduggery Pleasant series, and it will rearrange your world.Â Skulduggery and Valkyrie are back in the 10th instalment in the best-selling Skulduggery Pleasant series - an incredible and unexpected treat for the legions of fans around the world.Â We can't say much, but we can say this: Skulduggery and Valkyrie are going to team up with beloved characters from the first nine audiobooks as well as an all-new cast, including new teen costar Omen Darkly, for an adventure that takes the story to truly global proportions...while answering questions that go right back to the beginning.Â And Derek says this: 'I was halfway through Last Stand of Dead Men, I think, when I realised that I had more stories to tell. I told myself that if Skulduggery and Valkyrie survived the series, I would leave the option open of returning to their world. There were still secrets I need to reveal, after all, and there were still horrors they had to face. They survived the first series. But they're really going to wish they hadn't.'Â
Â©2017 Derek Landy (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
Two very different sisters, Mia (still in love with Alejo, the married father of her daughter) and Britt (the ice maiden, who has ironically written a romantic bestseller), join a luxury honeymoon cruise in the Caribbean where Britt is the guest lecturer. Also on board are recently widowed Leo, still reeling from the discovery of his wifeâs betrayal just before her death, and Steve, a shipâs officer whoâs soon looking for more than a holiday romance with Mia. Can Steve replace Alejo and is there any chance that Britt and Leo can see that they really should get together?
Â©2012 Sheila O'Flanagan (P)2012 Oakhill Publishing
A stranger murdered in a gruesome ritual. A prophetess foretelling the return of the ancient gods.Â
Sister Fidelma returns in the 28th gripping Celtic mystery by Peter Tremayne, acclaimed author of The Second Death and Penance of the Damned.Â
Ireland, AD 671. On the eve of the pagan feast of Samhain, Brother Eadulf and the warrior Aidan discover a man murdered in an unlit pyre in the heart of Cashel. He has been dressed in the robes of a religieux and killed by the ritualistic 'three deaths'. When a strange woman known as BrancheÃ³ appears in a raven-feather cloak foretelling of ancient gods returning to exact revenge upon the mortal world, she is quickly branded a suspect. But in their search for the killer, Sister Fidelma and Eadulf will soon discover a darker shadow looming over the fortress. For their investigation is linked to a book stolen from the Papal Secret Archives which could destroy the New Faith in the Five Kingdoms...and Fidelma herself will come up against mortal danger before the case is unravelled.
Â©2017 Peter Tremayne (P)2017 Soundings
'You can have it allâ, they said. âHappy children, happy marriage, great career - no problem,â they said.... Mother-of-one Saoirse is just about holding it all together - combining part-time work with the school run, while her husband, David, gets to focus on his career. But when David loses his job, everything has to change. With no hesitation, Saoirse suggests she takes on the role of main breadwinner. After all, how hard can it be? And when a new client offers her a life-changing sum of money, Saoirse can look the other over-achieving Woodvale school-run mums in the eye with pride. But thereâs a problem with keeping too many balls in the air - eventually one is bound to drop. And when that happens - well, who knows what the consequences could be.... Laugh-out-loud funny, achingly relatable, but with a heart of gold and warmth running through every minute. This is the perfect listen for anyone who has way too many balls in the air! The novel may or may not have been inspired by real life....
Â©2021 Emma Murray (P)2021 Boldwood Books
Kate O'Brien is 30 and has very little to think about except trying to keep her balance as she totters up London's media-land ladder.Fiona O'Brien is Kate's responsible older sister - with a husband, twin boys, a dog, and now - a life-changing problem. It's a problem that means Kate going back to Dublin. Pronto. There she finds herself stepping into Fiona's shoes - and discovering that she's definitely not cut out to be a domestic goddess.On top of that, the ex she thought she'd got over years ago turns up to haunt her. Will either of the O'Brien sisters survive? And even if they do, can either of them slip back into their old shoes ever again?
Â©2007 Sinead Moriarty (P)2008 WF Howes Ltd
In a grimy flat in the city of Cork, a man lies dead. His face is unrecognisable: seven gunshots have shattered cartilage and bone. Yet DS Katie Maguire, of the Irish Garda, knows exactly who he is. Amir Xaaji Maxamed, an evil man who trafficked young girls to be sold for sex. When a second pimp is killed, Katie must decide. Are these vigilante murders justified? And can she stop them spiralling out of control?
Â©2014 Graham Masterton (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd
Short-listed for the Romantic Novelists' Association Contemporary Romantic Novel Award, 2015.Â Everyone deserves to find that one person who's meant for them, don't they? Honest and wise, poignant and warm, this is completely absorbing storytelling for fans of Jojo Moyes and Marian Keyes.Â Vinnie is an ordinary man. Ellen is an ordinary woman.Â Ellen is unable to move on after a terrible accident that left her mentally and physically scarred.Â Taxi driver Vinnie is struggling to cope with bringing up two children on his own.Â Everyone deserves to find that one person who's meant for them, don't they? Fall in love with the story of Vinnie and Ellen. Because ordinary lives can be extraordinary.Â
Â©2014 Ciara Geraghty (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
Peter Tremayne, highly acclaimed author of Hemlock at Vespers and Act of Mercy, presents Our Lady of Darkness, the 10th gripping Celtic mystery featuring super-sleuth Sister Fidelma.Â
Arriving home from a pilgrim voyage, Sister Fidelma hears that her faithful Saxon companion, Brother Eadulf, is under sentence of death for murder. She hastens to the capital of Laigin, where he is being held, determined to appeal against the sentence. The crime took place at the abbey of Fearna, where Fidelma clashes with the sinister Abbess Fainder. The evidence against Eadulf seems overwhelming - can he actually be guilty? Will Fidelma's emotional involvement blind her in her desperate search for the truth?
Â©2000 Peter Tremayne (P)2000 Headline Publishing Group Ltd
Breathing hard, I gave a yelp and let the now-empty canister drop to the ground.Â âThat wasnât pepper spray.â I stared into the sparkly, green face of the corpse Iâd discovered mere hours before. âAnd youâre not dead.â When former San Francisco cop Maggie Doyle extends her stay in Ireland, dealing with more murder and mayhem isnât on her to-do list. Too bad because the instant Maggie and her UFO-enthusiast friend Lenny discover the dead body of Whisper Islandâs postman, Maggieâs plans to chill for the next two months are put on ice. Then Police Sergeant Reynolds, Maggieâs handsome neighbor, arrests Lennyâs brother for the murder, and her friend begs her to find the real killer. Meanwhile, Maggie is hired to investigate ghostly goings on at the Whisper Island Hotel. Can she solve two crimes before St. Patrickâs Day? Or will the islandâs annual celebrations end in a glittery flame of green, white, and orange?
Â©2017 Sarah Tanner (P)2021 Sarah Tanner
In 1920s inner city Dublin Tenements, Ivy Rose Murphy struggles to survive in the harsh poverty-stricken environment she was born into. She is trying to adapt to her new role as a married woman. There are those jealous of the improvements she has managed to make in her life.Â To Ivy it seems everyone wants a piece of her. Ivy's friends gather around to offer support, but somehow Ivy is the one who gives hope to them. Ivy's old enemy Father Leary keeps a close watch on her comings and goings. Ivyâs husband, Jem Ryan, is a forward-thinking man, but can he protect Ivy when her enemies begin to close in?
Â©2017 Gemma Jackson (P)2019 Story Sound
A deeply moving story set in Dublin and packed full of humour, love and insight.Â Love and its consequences last a lifetime....Â Â Kate Cassidy is about to celebrate 25 years of marriage to Paddy. But the secret she has kept all this time is about to be discovered.Â Erin Harris has always known that she is different from the rest of her family.Â Over the years she has begun to put the pieces together, and now she has to discover who she really is and where she comes from.Â Nina Harris has always put her marriage and family before everything. But now she must face up to the truth as her daughter is prepared to run off and search for a woman she doesn't know.Â There is no escaping the past. Kate, Erin and Nina all have to come to terms with what happened so many years before and to find their own way of dealing with it.Â
Â©2012 Marita Conlon-McKenna (P)2018 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
An ordinary day. An ordinary bank. An ordinary street in an ordinary town. Nothing ever happens until one day a shocking robbery turns life upside down for five people - Cillian, a police detective; Martha, the woman he thought was the love of his life; Tobias, who came to Ireland after World War II and now lies in a coma, shot in the bank robbery; Roman, the young Polish teenager who is suspected of pulling the trigger; and his mother, Rosa the cleaner, who dreamed of a better life for herself and her son - and things will never be ordinary again. Ciara Geraghty's writing has that rare ability to make you laugh out loud as well as cry. She combines tangled human relationships with humour, romance and warmth to create something truly special.
Â©2016 Ciara Geraghty (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton
Romy Kilkenny loves her life in Australia - she has her dream job, an active lifestyle, and best friend Keith who understands her better than anyone. And she couldnât be further from her family. But when her family needs her back in Ireland, she is thrust into the lives of her mother and half-siblings again. Romy has never fitted in with her family and now, with Keith too far away to give comfort, she feels even more like an outsider. She also worries that the accidental half-kiss with Keith at the airport may have lost her the greatest friend she ever had....
Â©2014 Sheila O'Flanagan (P)2014 Oakhill Publishing
One cold spring morning in County Cork, two fishermen find a bundle of rags floating in the Blackwater River. It is the bloated body of Father Heaney. His hands and feet are bound, and his neck bears the marks of garrotting wire. Worse still, he has been castrated. When a second priest is found murdered, his body bruised and beaten and the same savage wound hidden beneath his soutane, Detective Inspector Katie Maguire finds evidence of a sinister cover-up at St Joseph's Orphanage. But the Catholic diocese still wields considerable power here, and the Garda are under pressure to close the case. Katie has to work alone if she is to catch the killer in time - but first she must shatter a wall of silence that for decades has hidden a terrible secret. A secret that is beyond belief...
Â©2012 Graham Masterton (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
Detective Sergeant Lucy Black is visiting her father, a patient in a secure unit in Gransha Hospital on the banks of the River Foyle. He's been hurt badly in an altercation with another patient, and Lucy is shocked to discover him chained to the bed for safety. But she barely has time to take it all in before an orderly raises the alarm - a body has been spotted floating in the river below.... The body of an elderly man in a grey suit is hauled ashore: he is cold dead. He has been dead for several days. In fact a closer examination reveals that he has already been embalmed. A full-scale investigation is launched - could this really be the suicide they at first assumed, or is this some kind of sick joke? Troubled and exhausted, Lucy goes back to her father's shell of a house to get some sleep; but there'll be no rest for her tonight. She's barely in the front door when a neighbour knocks, in total distress - his wife's sister has turned up badly beaten. Can she help? In Preserve the Dead, Brian McGilloway weaves a pacy, intricate plot, full of tension to the very last second. DS Lucy Black's third outing since the best-selling Little Girl Lost confirms her as one of the decade's most original female detectives: strong, sensitive and ever determined.
Â©2015 Brian McGilloway (P)2015 Audible, Ltd
In the small village of Kilbane, County Cork, Ireland, Natalie's Bistro has always been warm and welcoming. Nowadays 22-year-old Siobhan O'Sullivan runs the family bistro named for her mother, along with her five siblings, after the death of their parents in a car crash almost a year ago. It's been a rough year for the O'Sullivans, but it's about to get rougher. One morning, as they're opening the bistro, they discover a man seated at a table with a pair of hot pink barber scissors protruding from his chest. With the local garda suspecting the O'Sullivans, and their business in danger of being shunned. It's up to feisty redheaded SiobhÃ¡n to solve the crime and save her beloved brood.
Â©2016 Carlene O'Connor (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC
On her thirty-third birthday, Claire decides that it's time to grow up. Her mother was thirty-three when she drowned. Sheâd had everything to live for, but Claire's life is a mess. All her relationships have fizzled out. Nothing in her life works. If it wasnât for the once-very-famous Ray Devine, she wouldn't even have a place to live. She gives herself twelve months to sort out her lifeâ¦
Â©2013 Ella Griffin (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd
Three women celebrate their birthdays.... 30. 40. 50. But this milestone birthday marks the start of a year that will change everything.... Ginger isn't spending her 30th the way she would have planned. Tonight might be the first night of the rest of her life - or a total disaster. Sam is finally pregnant after years of trying. When her waters break on the morning of her 40th birthday, she panics: forget labour, how is she going to be a mother? Callie is celebrating her 50th at a big party in her Dublin home. Then a knock at the door midparty changes everything....
Â©2018 Cathy Kelly (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group
Four women, all at different stages of their life, are brought together as they overcome the challenges that life tends to throw in our way - and learn to embrace the surprises, too, as each faces a second chance at happiness.
Â©2019 Cathy Kelly (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group
What do you do when the man in you life lets you down? Show him the door? Chuck his clothes out of the window? If only it was that easy - especially when you've got an eight year old to think about and a part-time job that barely pays the milk bill.
Â©2002 Sheila O'Flanagan (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
Short-listed for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction From the author of Burial Rites, "a literary novel with the pace and tension of a thriller that takes us on a frightening journey towards an unspeakable tragedy." (Paula Hawkins, best-selling author of The Girl on the Train) Based on true events in 19th-century Ireland, Hannah Kent's startling new novel tells the story of three women drawn together to rescue child from a superstitious community. NÃ³ra, bereft after the death of her husband, finds herself alone and caring for her grandson, MicheÃ¡l, who can neither speak nor walk. A handmaid, Mary, arrives to help NÃ³ra just as rumours begin to spread that MicheÃ¡l is a changeling child who is bringing bad luck to the valley. Determined to banish evil, NÃ³ra and Mary enlist the help of Nance, an elderly wanderer who understands the magic of the old ways. Set in a lost world bound by its own laws, The Good People is Hannah Kent's startling new novel about absolute belief and devoted love. Terrifying, thrilling, and moving in equal measure, this follow-up to Burial Rites shows an author at the height of her powers.
Â©2017 Hannah Kent (P)2017 Hachette Audio
A young man is found in a riverside park, his head bashed in with a rock. The only clue to his identity is an admission stamp for the local gay club. DS Lucy Black is called in to investigate. As Lucy delves into the community, tensions begin to rise as the man's death draws the attention of the local gay rights group to a hate-speech pastor who, days earlier, had advocated the stoning of gay people and who refuses to retract his statement. Things become more complicated with the emergence of a far-right group targeting immigrants in a local working-class estate. As their attacks escalate, Lucy and her boss, Tom Fleming, must also deal with the building power struggle between an old paramilitary commander and his deputy that threatens to further enflame an already volatile situation. Hatred and complicity abound in the days leading up to the Brexit vote in McGilloway's new Lucy Black thriller. Compelling and current, Bad Blood is expertly crafted and acutely observed.
Â©2017 Brian McGilloway (P)2017 Audible, Ltd
Sister Fidelma follows a trail that is as suspenseful as it is tortuous in the riveting third novel in Peter Tremayne's gripping series.Â
In the mid-7th century AD, the Venerable DacÃ¡n, a much respected and beloved scholar of the Celtic Church, has been found murdered while on a visit to a remote abbey in the Irish Kingdom of Muman. When DacÃ¡n's foul death is used by a neighbouring kingdom to demand reparation from Muman, bloody war seems imminent.Â
Summoned by Muman's dying king to investigate, Sister Fidelma is asked to solve the mystery of the brutal killing and by doing so to prevent the inevitable war breaking out between the two opposing kingdoms. She sets out for the remote abbey with a warrior named Cass - and very little time. But there are more sinister forces at work behind DacÃ¡n's death than just political intrigue....
Â©1996 Peter Tremayne (P)1996 Headline Publishing Group Ltd
Set in a Rome riven by religious and political conflicts, Shroud for the Archbishop is the second compelling novel in Peter Tremayne's gripping Celtic mystery series.Â
Wighard, archbishop designate of Canterbury, has been discovered garrotted in his chambers in the Lateran Palace in Rome in the autumn of AD 664. The solution to this terrible crime appears simple as the palace guards have arrested Brother Ronan Ragallach, as he fled from Wighard's chamber.Â
Although the Irish monk denies responsibility, Bishop Gelasius is convinced the crime is political and that Wighard was slain in pique at the triumph of the pro-Roman Anglo-Saxon clergy in their debate with the pro-Columba Irish clergy at Whitby. There is also a matter of missing treasure: the goodwill gifts Wighad had brought with him to Rome and the priceless chalices sent for the Holy Father Vitalian's blessings have all been stolen.Â
Bishop Gelasius realises that Wighard's murder could lead to war between the Saxon and Irish kingdoms if Ronan is accused without independent evidence. So he invites Sister Fidelma of Kildare and Brother Eadulf to investigate. But more deaths must follow before Fidelma is finally able to put together the strange jigsaw in this tale of evil and vengeance.
Â©1995 Peter Tremayne (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
Robinswood, Co. Waterford, 1939.Â The once grand house is home to two very different families. Despite delusions of grandeur, Lord and Lady Kenefick and their adult children live a life of decayed opulence as the money needed to keep such a large house and grounds ever dwindles.Â Meanwhile, the Murphy family, Dermot, Isabella and their three almost grown-up girls, live and work on the estate and do their best to keep everything running smoothly.Â Social structure is vital. Everyone knows their place, but as war looms, both families find themselves drawn into the conflict and begin questioning everything that once was true.Â From the leafy grounds of an Irish stately home to the bombed-out streets of London in the Blitz, Jean Graingerâs latest best-selling historical saga will sweep you away.
Â©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
âMy career in the San Francisco PD ended the day I arrested my husband.â Maggie Doyle gives her cheating ex and crumbling career in the San Francisco PD the proverbial middle finger, and moves to the Wild West...of Ireland. Lured by her auntâs promise of a restful Irish vacation, Maggie agrees to help out at the Movie Theater CafÃ© in exchange for bed and board. Things are looking up - until the most hated woman on Whisper Island is poisoned at the cafÃ©. With her aunt as the prime suspect, Maggie and her rock-hard muffins are hurled into the murder investigation. With the help of her UFO-enthusiast friend, a nun, and a feral puppy, Maggie is determined to clear her auntâs name. Can she catch the murderer before they strike again? Or will her terrible baking skills burn down the cafe first?
Â©2017 Sarah Tanner (P)2020 Sarah Tanner
A summer wedding - what could be more perfect?Â
A warm and uplifting novel from the number one best-selling Irish author.Â Â
Everyone knows that Amy and Dan are made for each other. So when they announce their engagement their families are over the moon, especially Amy's mother, Helen. What could be more exciting than planning a daughter's wedding?Â Â
But as the countdown to the Big Day begins, and mother and daughter throw themselves into creating the wedding of their dreams, not everyone's prepared for the commotion this involves.Â Â
Bride-to-be Amy sees her best laid wedding plans start to unravel, and things go from bad to worse as Helen struggles to pick up the pieces and get her family back on track. Amy and Helen each discover what love and marriage are all about...but is it too late?Â Â
It's not easy being a mother, let alone the Mother of the Bride!
Â©2010 Marita Conlon-McKenna (P)2011 Magna Story Sound
"I was six when my father died so my mother has been everything to me. Wherever I go I tell the world about my wonderful mother. I'm a singer today because of her encouragement. She has been the biggest influence in my lifeâ - Daniel O'Donnell. Irish singing star Daniel O'Donnell's mother, Julia, grew up on a remote island off the northwest coast of Ireland, going barefoot and doing hard labour as a child during the poverty-stricken 1920s. The hard work continued through her teenage years as she picked potatoes in the fields and travelled to Scotland to gut fish in the ports. After she married and settled in Kincasslagh, Julia's beloved husband, Francie, was forced to leave his family for months on end to work on farms, again in Scotland. The work was physically demanding and eventually took its toll. Sadly, Julia found herself widowed and penniless with five children while still in her forties. In this classic and inspiring story of triumph over adversity, Julia tells how she battled through this dark period by knitting sweaters into the early hours of every night to support her family. They were sold in America by relatives and the money was sent back to Ireland by post. Then, in an amazing twist of fate, this hard-working woman and dedicated mother watched from the wings as her offspring flourished in life. Her daughter Margo and son Daniel went on to achieve fame as chart-topping singers. In The Mother's Story, Julia takes us on a journey from her humble beginnings growing up in a thatched cottage on Owey Island, to a glitzy lifestyle mingling with celebrities and royalty. Poignant, warm and laced with great humour, Julia's story gives us a fascinating insight into this remarkable Irish family's life.
Â©2007 Julia O'Donnell (P)2012 Magna Publishing, Random House Audiobooks 2012
Childhood friends Juliet, Rebecca, Rose, and Matthew grew up in a small village outside Dublin. Now privileged, wealthy, and powerful, they appear to have it all. But when Juliet is involved in a suspicious accident and lies trapped between life and death at the bottom of a cliff, a secret that has been hidden for years threatens the seemingly perfect lives of the close-knit group.
Â©2014 Zoe Miller (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd
Sister Fidelma returns in another gripping Celtic mystery by Peter Tremayne, acclaimed author of The Subtle Serpent, Suffer Little Children and many more.Â Â Â Ireland, AD 670. When the body of a murdered young noble is discovered not far from Cashel, the King calls upon Sister Fildema and her companion Eadulf to investigate. The only clue to the noble's identity is an emblem originating from the nearby kingdom of Laign. Could the murder be somehow related to the violence erupting in the west of the kingdom?Â Â Â The turmoil is led by a fanatical figure claiming to have been summoned by 'the seventh angel' to remove the 'impure of faith' from the land, and Fidelma and Eadulf soon find themselves struggling with a tangled skein of murder and intrigue. What is the mystery that connects the dead noble, a murdered alcoholic priest, and a menacing abbot who has built his abbey into a military fortress?Â Â Â When Sister Fidelma herself becomes the victim of abduction, it is up to Eadulf to find and save her from imminent death, so that the mystery can be solved.
Â©2012 Peter Tremayne (P)2012 Headline Publishing Group Ltd
Lucy Black must protect the young and vulnerable... but can she protect herself? Late December. A 16-year-old girl is found dead on a train line. Detective Sergeant Lucy Black is called to identify the body. The only clues to the dead teenager's last movements are stored in her mobile phone and on social media - and it soon becomes clear that her 'friends' weren't what they claimed to be. Lucy is no stranger to death: she is still haunted by the memory of the child she failed to save, and the killer she failed to put behind bars. And with a new boss scrutinizing her every move, she is determined that - this time - she will leave no margin for error. Hurt is a tense crime thriller about how, in the hands of a predator, trust can turn into terror. Brian McGilloway was born in Derry, Northern Ireland, in 1974, and teaches English at St Columb's College, Derry. He lives near the Irish borderlands with his wife and their four children.
Â©2013 Brian McGilloway (P)2013 Audible Ltd
From the internationally best-selling âqueen of contemporary Irish popular fictionâ (The Sunday Times, London), a heartwarming novel following three generations of women as they each learn that itâs never too late to live your life to the fullest.
Marie-Claire has just made the shocking discovery that her boyfriend (and business partner) is cheating on her. Reeling, she leaves her apartment in Toronto to travel home to Ireland, hoping the comfort of her family and a few familiar faces will ground her. She arrives just in time to celebrate her beloved great-aunt Reverend Mother Brigidâs retirement and 80th birthday. It will be a long-awaited and touching reunion for three generations of her family, bringing her mother Keelin and grandmother Imelda - who have never quite gotten along - together as well.Â
But then all hell breaks loose.Â
Bitter, jealous Imelda makes a startling revelation at the party that forces them all to confront their pasts and face the truths that have shaped their lives. With four fierce, opinionated women in one family, will they ever be able to find common ground and move forward?Â
Perfect for fans of Maeve Binchy and Elin Hilderbrand, The Liberation of Brigid Dunne is a moving and inspirational family saga that you will want to share with all the women in your life.
Â©2020 Patricia Scanlan (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio
Sister Fidelma returns in Bloodmoon, the 29th Celtic mystery by Peter Tremayne, acclaimed author of Penance of the Damned and Night of the Lightbringer.Â If you love Ellis Peters, you'll be gripped by Bloodmoon and the Sister Fidelma series. Ireland. AD 671. Sister Fidelma has a mission, and she is sworn by oath to reveal her purpose to no other. The secret investigation leads Fidelma and her companions to the abbey of Finnbarr to question the abbot. But before they have a chance to speak to him, the abbot is found murdered - and the young girl suspected of the crime has fled the scene. Despite their protests, Fidelma's cohorts agree to accompany her in pursuit of the girl for answers. But as vicious rumours spread, accusing Fidelma's family, the EÃ³ghanacht Kings of Cashel, of conspiring to assassinate the High King and abduct his wife, Sister Fidelma's life is placed in mortal danger. Unable to tell the truth of her quest to anyone, including her husband, Eadulf, Fidelma's time is running out - and now she has no choice but to face the challenge, and her enemies, alone.
Â©2018 Peter Tremayne (P)2018 Headline Publishing Group Ltd
What if your life was built on a lie?Â When Cora Gartland learns that her husband has been killed in a car crash in Ireland her world falls apart. But then she is told that there was a woman in the car with him, a woman identified as his wife, Amelie.Â Devastated, she flies to Dublin to try to make sense of her husband's secret life. As she grieves, she must learn to survive, and to do that she must find the truth. What else has he been keeping from her, and how will she survive this betrayal?Â
Â©2020 Ann O'Loughlin (P)2020 Orion Publishing Group
Two sisters...two very different lives. Alison's American dream is in tatters. Her high-flying career is on the skids, and her Upper East Side apartment is now way beyond her means. But pride prevents her from telling her family back home just how bad things are. Olivia is fraught trying to juggle family, career, preparations for Christmas, and organizing a surprise party for their mother's 70th birthday. How she envies - and sometimes resents - her sister Alison and her life of excitement and affluence in New York. Coming home for the holidays is the last thing Alison wants to do, especially now that she's met a rather attractive neighbor. But family ties are strong. Alison and Olivia must sort their differences and throw a party, and Christmas might just bring changes for Alison that she could never have imagined.
Â©2010 Patricia Scanlan (P)2015 Simon & Schuster
In 1898 three young girls leave a Dublin orphanage to enter a life of domestic service. They are placed in the home of Captain Charles Whitmore, but he is preparing to set off on a long sea voyage. His wife, Georgina, desperate to break free from a violent marriage, is relieved that the captain will be gone, but she is left in poverty. Then an organisation that helps women escape abuse makes Georgina an offer. They propose that her house should become a school to train women for employment in the American West. Can the orphan maids dare dream of a better life for themselves?
Â©2018 Gemma Jackson (P)2020 Story Sound
When the honeymoon is over, real life begins.... Newly married Debbie is at her wits' end about her and Bryan's mounting debts, but there's no way he's going to stop living the high life and become a stay-at-home husband. Meanwhile, Debbie's dad has just found out his workaholic second wife, Aimee, is pregnant. He couldn't be happier, but she's horrified. Is their marriage going to last? Debbie's mum, Connie, has met a gorgeous new man and is all set to make a life of her own. But her family need her more than ever to sort out all their problems. Will she put her family first, as always, or can she walk away and finally make a fresh start? Will anyone be happy ever after?
Â©2017 Patricia Scanlan (P)2017 Simon & Schuster Audio
A mother always knows best. Doesn't she? For single mother Kate O'Hara, there was no decision to make. Her daughter, Rosie, is one of a small percentage of children with a disorder that prevents them from being immunized. All Kate can do is hope that herd immunity keeps the disease at bay and her little girl safe. For Madeleine Cooper, vaccinations were a leap of faith she wasn't prepared to take. Which was why, following much soul searching, she and her husband declined controversial measles shots for their daughter, Clara. All she can do is pray that it was the right decision and, if her little girl becomes sick, she gets through it unscathed. But when both girls wind up in the same elementary school class, telltale red spots appear on Clara Cooper's chest and on Rosie's a few days after. When one child recovers as the other's health becomes more critical, the two mothers find themselves across a very deep divide - when all they wanted was to keep their children safe.
Â©2017 Melissa Hill (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
Perfect for fans of Karen Swan and Lulu Taylor.Â Â As the winter snow falls on the small Irish village of Ballybray, Roisin OâConnor and her young son, Ben, are saying goodbye to their beloved neighbour Mabel Murphy.Â Mabel lived a bold and colourful life, but the arrival of her brooding nephew âblow-inâ Aidan Murphy just makes life more complicated for Roisin.Â However, in one final act of love, a message arrives from Mabel that changes everything. And as winter turns to spring and the cold snow melts, the secrets both Roisin and Aidan are hiding must be revealed at last....Â
Â©2020 Emma Heatherington (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Sister Fidelma returns in The Shapeshifter's Lair, the 31st Celtic mystery by Peter Tremayne, acclaimed author of Blood in Eden, Bloodmoon and Penance of the Damned. If you love Ellis Peters, you'll be gripped by The Shapeshifter's Lair and the Sister Fidelma series. Ireland. AD 672. The body of a dead man has been found on a lonely mountain road and taken to the isolated abbey of Gleann Da Loch for a proper burial.Â Â The abbot quickly identifies him as Brehon Brocc, who had been travelling to the abbey on a secret mission with Princess Gelgeis and her steward.Â Â When news reaches Colgu, king of Muman, that his betrothed, Princess Gelgeis, has disappeared, Fidelma with her trusted companions, Eadulf and Enda, enter the hostile Kingdom of Laigin in search of the truth. But one death is quickly followed by another, and warnings of demonic shape-shifters and evil lurking in the mountains must be taken seriously.Â Â Are there really brigands stealing gold and silver from the ancient mines? And are rumours of a war between the kingdoms of Laigin and Muman to be believed? As Fidelma searches for answers, she must do everything in her power to avoid danger and death in a land where no one is to be trusted.
Â©2020 Peter Tremayne (P)2020 Headline Publishing Group Ltd
Life is looking up for Saffy. After six years it seems like her boyfriend, Greg, is going to propose. Things couldnât be more different for Conor and Jess. Even after seven happy years and two kids, she won't get married. But everyone's keeping secrets, and things arenât quite what they seem. It's going to take some tough questions, and even tougher answers, before anyone's being honest - even with themselves. Postcards from the Heart is a book about four friends in their thirties. It's about love, lust, life, death, balloon rides and missing hamsters. But most of all it's about figuring out how to stop saying 'I don't' and how to start saying 'I do'.
Â©2011 Ella Griffin (P)2011 W F Howes Ltd
A sparkling story about what happens when you let someone into your life...but they turn out to want more than you'd bargained for! Sarah Dee has the perfect life. A high-flying job in a law firm, a beautiful daughter and a house to die for. So how does she find herself looking in through the kitchen window while another woman enjoys it all? When Sarah takes pity on a struggling young graduate who can't get a job, she thinks she's doing the right thing. She's being kind, generous and helpful to others, as she always is. But as Sarah allows the younger woman into her home, her law firm and even her family, is there more to this pretty youngster than meets the eye? And could this be a good deed that goes further than expected? Claudia Carroll does it again with a sparkling new novel about what happens when your life becomes up for grabs....
Â©2018 Claudia Carroll (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Now, the number one Irish best seller and award-winning novelist is turning her hand to the definitive adult novel of those hard times, with The Hungry Road. Irelandâs hopes for freedom are dashed with the arrival of a deadly potato blight that strikes terror in the heart of its people. 1845. Seamstress Mary Sullivanâs dreams of a better future are shattered as she looks out over their ruined crop. Refusing to give in to despair, she must use every ounce of courage and strength to protect her family as they fight to survive. Dr Dan Donovan is medical officer to the Skibbereen Union. The arrival of âThe Hungerâ soon brings starving men, women and children crowding into the town and the workhouse, desperate for assistance. Fr. John Fitzpatrickâs faith is tested by the suffering that surrounds him as his pleas for help fall on deaf ears. Inspired by true Irish heroes, The Hungry Road is the heartbreaking story of the Great Irish Famine told by one of Irelandâs best-loved writers.
Â©2020 Marita Conlon-McKenna (P)2020 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Spanning four centuries, The Long Gaze Back features 22 new stories by some of the most talented Irish women writers working today. Taken together, the collected works of these writers reveal an enrapturing, unnerving, and piercingly beautiful mosaic of a lively literary landscape. The anthology presents an inclusive and celebratory portrait of the high calibre of contemporary literature in Ireland.Â These stories run the gamut from heartbreaking to humorous, but each leaves a lasting impression. They chart the passions, obligations, trials and tribulations of a variety of vividly drawn characters with unflinching honesty and relentless compassion. These are stories to savour.
Â©2015 Editorâs Introduction Â© SinÃ©ad Gleeson, 2015, Individual stories Â© Respective authors (P)2018 W.F. Howes Ltd
Sister Fidelma returns in Blood in Eden, the 30th Celtic mystery by Peter Tremayne, acclaimed author of Bloodmoon, Penance of the Damned and Night of the Lightbringer. If you love Ellis Peters, you'll be gripped by Blood in Eden and the Sister Fidelma series.
Ireland. AD 672. The hamlet of CloichÃn is said to be a veritable Eden, with its prosperous farms and close-knit, friendly community. But when Sister Fidelma and Eadulf arrive, a new priest has ordered the villagers to lynch a man accused of murdering a local farmer, his wife and two sons. The only evidence they hold against him is the fact that he is a stranger to their land.
Saving the man's life, Fidelma is determined that the villagers must give the newcomer a fair trial. But there is to be more blood in Eden and more lives will be lost as long-standing friends become new-found enemies, and no one knows who to trust....
Â©2019 Peter Tremayne (P)2019 Soundings
A gorgeous story of chance meetings and unexpected friendships...because sometimes what you've always wished for isn't necessarily what life has in store. Marriage. It's a dream come true. Isn't it? One wet winter night, two women meet on a bridge. One is Tess Taylor, a personal trainer on the way to meet her boyfriend for date night. The other is Kate King, a celebrity married to a handsome billionaire who just happens to make her cry. In the cold, dark evening, there is nothing to link them together but the bridge they shiver on. Little do they know they'll each hold the key to the other's future marriage.... All She Ever Wished For tells the story of what happens when your dream is about to come true. And what happens when that dream turns into a bit of a nightmare. Claudia Carroll brings you a Christmas gift filled with second chances, fateful encounters and a lesson in what true love means.
Â©2016 Claudia Carroll (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers