• The Starless Sea – Erin Morgenstern

Dive into a brilliantly realised alternative world of the labyrinth below New York with The Starless Sea’s student protagonist, much as the Night Circus did.

  • The Diamond Hunter – Fiona McIntosh

From the harsh desert of Africa’s Kimberley diamond mine to the misty, green plains of northern England, The Diamond Hunter is a breathtaking adventure story about trust and betrayal, the ultimate quest for truth, and a love that is truly priceless.

  • Game of Thrones: A Guide to Westeros and Beyond: The Complete Series – Myles McNutt

Exploring the complex stories, characters, relationships and world-building of HBO’s Emmy-award-winning series, Game of Thrones, this book covers everything from seasons 1 to 7.

  • Starting From Now – Fleur McDonald

When her brother becomes seriously unwell, twenty-five-year-old journalist Zara Ellison must leave her much-loved city life to return to the family farm. She’d been reporting on an explosive court case in Adelaide that threatened to divide city and country. Animal welfare activists had stormed a farm, and one man had lost his life. But Zara’s stint in the country isn’t as quiet as she’d feared when she gains a new job on the Farming Journal, and an introduction to Detective Dave Burrows and his second-in-charge, Senior Constable Jack Higgins. After more terrible farming accidents and reports of unidentified drones flying over farmlands, Zara witnesses Jack in a role she’d never have believed. But what is he playing at? Wrapped in a love of family, friendship, crime and mystery, this is another compelling and enjoyable novel from our genuine Voice of the Outback.

  • The Paris Mysteries – Edgar Allan Poe

An apartment on the Rue Morgue turned into a charnel house; the corpse of a girl dragged from the Seine; a high-stakes game of political blackmail—three mysteries that have enthralled the whole of Paris and baffled the city’s police. The brilliant Chevalier Auguste Dupin investigates—can he find the solution where so many others before him have failed? These three stories from the pen of Edgar Allan Poe are some of the most influential ever written, widely praised and credited with inventing the detective genre.

  • Beyond the Sea – Paul Lynch

This unforgettable novella from one of Ireland’s rising stars tells the tale of two South American fishermen, Bolivar and Hector, who go to sea before a sudden storm. Cast adrift in the Pacific Ocean, the two men must come to terms with their environment, and each other, if they are to survive. Beyond the Sea begins as a gripping survival story and ends as a fearless existential parable, a meditation on what it means to be a man, a friend, a sinner, a human, in our fallen world.

  • Melmoth – Sarah Perry

From the author of the bestselling The Essex Serpent comes a darkly inventive and deeply moving novel that speaks urgently to our times.

  • The Elite – Ranulph Fiennes

Inspired by the heroic war-time escapades of his father, as well as drawing on his own experiences in the special forces, acclaimed adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes thrillingly explores the history of elite military units, from ancient Sparta to the War on Terror.

Uncovering their origins and examining their weapons and tactics, Sir Ranulph showcases these units most famous missions and reveals the soldiers behind them.

  • The Double Dangerous Book for Boys – Conn, Arthur and Cameron Iggulden

In this long-awaited follow-up to his much-loved bestseller, written with his sons Cameron and Arthur, Conn Iggulden presents a brand-new compendium of cunning schemes, projects, tricks, games and tales of extraordinary courage.

Whether it’s building a flying machine (keep your temper with this one) or learning how to pick a padlock (or your own front door, but not someone else’s), discovering our forgotten explorers and the world’s greatest speeches, or mastering the lauded task of solving a Rubik’s cube, The Double Dangerous Book for Boys is the ultimate companion to be cherished by readers and doers of all ages.

  • The End of the Ocean – Maja Lunde

In 2019, seventy-year-old Signe sets out on a hazardous voyage to cross an entire ocean in only a sailboat.

In 2041, David flees with his young daughter, Lou, from a war-torn Southern Europe plagued by drought.

As David and Lou discover personal effects from Signe’s travels, their journey of survival and hope weaves together with Signe’s, forming a heartbreaking, inspiring story about the power of nature and the human spirit in this second novel from the author of the “spectacular and deeply moving” (New York Times bestselling author Lisa See) The History of Bees.

  • It Would Be Night in Caracas – Karina Sainz Borgo

Told with gripping intensity, It Would be Night in Caracas chronicles one woman’s desperate battle to survive amid the dangerous, sometimes deadly, turbulence of modern Venezuela and the lengths she must go to secure her future.

As evidenced by the worldwide buzz surrounding this title, Borgo is a long-awaited female voice from Latin America.

Her own experience immigrating to Spain from Venezuela adds a legitimacy and levity to her story. But above all, it is her ability to use fiction to humanise and bring light to the trials of her native country that set her apart.

  • The Siberian Dilemma – Martin Cruz Smith

A new Arkady Renko story set against the harsh and forbidding landscape of Siberia. Renko must fight against his own demons, as well as the larger global threat posed by Russian spies.

Martin Cruz Smith is a global name and is hugely respected and admired – he is the discerning reader’s thriller writer of choice. Gorky Park is regularly name-checked as a ground-breaking thriller and was adapted into a major Hollywood film, which received a Golden Globe nomination.