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Sidney Chambers And The Shadow Of Death
- Paperback - Bloomsbury
The first in a series of six detective novels which move from the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth in 1953 to the wedding of Charles and Diana in 1981, 'Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death' introduces an unforgettable and unlikely new hero in the form of a crime-fighting vicar with a keen interest in cricket, warm beer and hot jazz.
The Sinatra Club: My Life Inside The New York Mafia
- Hardback - Mainstream Publishing
Born into one of the New York Mob's feared Five Families, Polisi ran an illegal after-hours gambling den, The Sinatra Club, that was a hangout for up-and-coming mobsters like John Gotti and the three wiseguys immortalised in Goodfellas: Henry Hill, Jimmy Burke and Tommy DeSimone. Yet for Polisi, the glory days spent robbing banks and pulling heists were fleeting. When he was busted, and already sickened by the bloodbath that had engulfed the Mob as it teetered towards extinction, he flipped and became one of a breed he had loathed all his life: a rat. Here, Polisi tells his story of life inside the New York Mob.
Standing In Another Man's Grave
- Paperback - Orion
It's 25 years since John Rebus appeared on the scene, and 5 years since he retired. But 2012 sees his return in 'Standing in Another Man's Grave'. Not only is Rebus as stubborn and anarchic as ever, but he finds himself in trouble with Rankin's latest creation, Malcolm Fox of Edinburgh's internal affairs unit.
- Paperback - Tor
In the 25th century, only the Shoal possess the secret of faster-than-light travel, giving them absolute control over all trade & exploration throughout the galaxy. Mankind has operated within their influence for two centuries, establishing 12 human colony worlds scattered along Shoal routes.
A Sparkle Of Salt
- Paperback - Sphere
When James Lowrie returns to the Scottish fishing village of Buckie at the end of World War One, it can only reignite the embers of old feuds between him, his brother Innes and their sister Bethany.
- Paperback - Sphere
When an accident forces the formidable Celia Scott to stay with her sister to recuperate, Angus and Jennet Scott decide to show their grandmother that they are more than capable of looking after Westervoe Farm for themselves.
Scottish Sport Climbs: Scottish Mountaineering Club Cilmber's Guide
- Paperback - Scottish Mountaineering Club
A sport climbing guide for Scotland written by 18 of the leading Scottish sport climbers. It contains 1300 routes, from grades 3 to 9a spread across 100 crags from the Central Belt to Shetland and Arisaig to Aberdeen. Lavishly illustrated, it contains maps, diagrams and a colour-coded route grading system.
Secrets And Surprises
- Paperback - Usborne
Gabrielle loves her life at Angel Academy - she has angelic best friends, sparkling wings and her own angel horse, Domino. Her friend Merry is acting strangely though, and Gabrielle's keen to find out what's going on before Merry gets into trouble. But what can she do to help when Merry is determined to keep her secret to herself?
Simp-Lee The Best: My Autobiography
- Hardback - Black & White Publishing
In his explosive biography, Lee McCulloch opens up on the turmoil at Rangers in the past two years as the club was sold by Sir David Murray to Craig Whyte and the historic events that followed. He also tells the story of Wigan's rise to the English Premiership, what it was like to play under five Scotland managers, and much more.
Scenic Walks On The Isle Of Seil
- Paperback - Bretwalda
This is a walking guide to the Isle of Seil, near Oban in the western Highlands of Scotland, written by a local resident and keen walker.