This is a complete list of the new books which have arrived on the site within the last month. See This Month's Highlights for a selection.
- Add to BasketThe 47 Ronin: A Graphic Novel
- Paperback - Shambhala
In the 18th century, 47 samurai avenged the death of their master in a plot that would take over two years to complete. After succeeding in their mission, the masterless samurai - known as ronin - all committed ritual suicide. The story, which is a national legend, remains the most potent example of Japan's deeply rooted cultural imperative of honor, persistence, loyalty, and sacrifice.
- Add to BasketBlacklight Blue
- Paperback - Quercus
Enzo MacLeod, a Scot teaching on a faculty in southwest France, confidently bets that he can use his expertise to crack seven notorious cold case murders. Enzo is distracted from his third case, however, when he becomes the victim of someone who seems intent on getting him arrested for murder.
- Paperback - AK Press
'Blood and Betrayal' takes readers past the media sensationalism and into the complex history of drug cartels and the US and Mexican governments. It tells the story of the Drug War, including the origin of the rivalry between the cartels, the infamous drug lords, and the major political players, many of whom have been accused of protecting organised crime.
- Add to BasketColouring The Nation: The Turkey Red Printed Cotton Industry In Scotland, C.1840-1940
- Paperback - NMS
'Turkey Red' was a method of dyeing which was brought from the east to Scotland and adopted by textile manufacturers in the Vale of Leven, Dunbartonshire, as the method produced a vibrant red colour which could withstand sunlight and washing. Many of the Turkey red fabrics were intended for foreign markets and were designed accordingly being bright coloured with exotic patterns. The Turkey red collection, acquired by National Museums Scotland in 1960, contains 200 pattern books, dating from the 1830 to the 1940s, and around 40,000 textile samples. These have recently been photographed for the Colouring the Nation project which challenges the perception that Scotland's industrial past was dominated by heavy industry.
- Paperback - Quercus
Three years ago the body of France's foremost wine critic was found strung up like a scarecrow in a Gaillac vineyard, dressed in the ceremonial robes of the Order of the Divine Bottle and pickled in wine. For ex-pat Scot and forensic forager Enzo Macleod, the answer to this unsolved murder lies in cracking the critic's secretly coded reviews - which on publication could make or break a vineyard's reputation. He finds that under the sweet idyll of southern French winery lurks a bitter, back-stabbing community - including several suspects for the critic's death.
- Add to BasketDon't Ever Tell: Kathy's Story
- Paperback - Mainstream Publishing
Kathy recounts her tragic experiences as a Magdalen girl in unflinching detail, along the way stirring up many extreme emotions. She details her will to survive horrific circumstances and her subsequent fight for justice.
- Paperback - Quercus
What has happened to Jacques Gaillard? The brilliant teacher vanished ten years ago, presumably from Paris. The mystery inspires Enzo Macleod, who reckons he can solve the puzzle by applying new science to an old case.
- Add to BasketThe Fall Of The Stone City
- Paperback - Canongate
1943. German soldiers advance on Gjirokastër, Albania, the first step in a carefully planned invasion. But the troops are taken aback by an act of rebellion that leaves the citizens fearful of a bloody counter-attack. Soon rumours circulate that the Nazi Colonel was a school acquaintance of a local dignitary - then he and his army disappear.
- Add to BasketHen's Teeth
- Paperback - Corgi Books
Set in Glasgow, 'Hen's Teeth' has an intricate plot revolving around genetic engineering and veterinary science. Dr Kellen Stewart and her friend Lee set out to discover the truth, but how safe is their quest?
- Add to BasketHere's Looking At You
- Paperback - Avon
Despite the oddballs that keep turning up on her dates, Anna couldn't be happier. As a 30-something with a job she loves, life has turned out better than she dared dream. However, things weren't always this way, and her years spent as the 'Italian Galleon' of an East London comprehensive are ones she'd rather forget. So when James Fraser - the architect of Anna's final humiliation at school - walks back into her life, her world is turned upside down. But James seems a changed man. Polite. Mature. Funny, even. People can change, right? So why does Anna feel like she's a fool to trust him?