M. C. Beaton - Belinda Goes to Bath
No sooner does Miss Pym board her next stagecoach than she finds herself embroiled in the plight of Miss Belinda Earle, a spirited heiress banished to Bath after swearing off the marriage market. When the coach founders near Baddell Castle, and the dashing Marquis of Frenton comes to the rescue, Miss Pym decides to give Fate a hand. Although the austere bachelor disdains romance, his furtive glances towards Belinda prove to Miss Pym that her expert matchmaking will soon turn this star-crossed couple into a heavenly match!
M. C. Beaton - Emily Goes to Exeter
A dead employer's legacy of five thousand pounds allows spinster Hannah Pym to resign from housekeeping and find adventure travelling the English countryside by stagecoach. But adventure soon finds Miss Pym in the form of Miss Emily Freemantle, a spoilt violet-eyed beauty fleeing an arranged marriage to a rake she has never met. What the girl's darkly handsome betrothed boards their stage, Miss Pym is certain Emily was rash to bolt from this aristocratic catch! And so as soon as the travellers repair to an inn, Miss Pym begins her matchmaking...and although Lord Ranger Harley complains he'll not marry an ungrateful minx, Miss Pym suspects once she's marshalled the couple into sharing intimate household chores, all romantic knots will be untangled!
M. C. Beaton - Yvonne Goes to York
No coach journey is ever dull with Miss Pym aboard, and this one proves no exception: Hannah meets Yvonne Grenier, fleeing the Horror in France, and very soon determines to find a suitable match for this beautiful and charming Frenchwoman.
M. C. Beaton - Deborah Goes to Dover
Encouraged by an unruly twin brother, tomboyish Lady Deborah Western seems set on dressing and behaving in a most unladylike manner, much to the dismay of her handsome neighbour, the Earl of Ashton. Fortunately for the Earl, Miss Pym is on hand to make sure the gorgeous girl is introduced to some more feminine pursuits...
M. C. Beaton - Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam
Agatha's away with the fairies...and the little folk are causing big trouble for her! Angry at being jilted by new husband James, Agatha follows a fortune-teller's advice and rents a cottage in pretty Fryfam. There, she hopes, true love will come chasing after her. But her romantic notions are dispelled by a series of odd goings-on in the village: strange lights start appearing in her back garden; there are thefts of paintings and pottery; and, her beloved cats vanish. And then the local squire is found dead. Agatha's nose for trouble ensnares her in a maelstrom of jealousy, blackmail and dangerous liaisons, especially with a murderer who plans to keep irrepressible Agatha permanently in Fryfam - as a resident corpse! Praise for "The Agatha Raisin Series": 'Sharp, witty, hugely intelligent, unfailingly entertaining, delightfully intolerant and oh so magnificently non-PC, M.C. Beaton has created a national treasure' - Anne Robinson. 'M.C. Beaton's imperfect heroine is an absolute gem' - "Publishers Weekly". 'The Miss Marple-like Raisin is a refreshing, sensible, wonderfully eccentric, thoroughly likeable heroine' - "Booklist".
M. C. Beaton - Agatha Raisin és az életveszélyes esküvő
Agatha és James Lacey esküvője napján ragyogó az idő, kitisztul az ég. Ám sokkal helyénvalóbbak lennének az előző napi viharfelhők, hiszen megjelenik Agatha rég halottnak hitt első férje, Jimmy Raisin, hogy megakadályozza Agathát abban, hogy bigámiát kövessen el. Az ezt követő felfordulásban Agatha megpróbálja a nagyon is élő és emlékeinél kétszer rondább férjet megfojtani. A kínos helyzetbe hozott James felbontja az eljegyzést. Így amikor másnap Jimmyt holtan találják, Agatha és James lesznek az első számú gyanúsítottak. Közösen kell felgöngyölíteniük az ügyet, hogy tisztázhassák magukat. De vajon az újbóli közeledésük – a sors iróniája, hogy a nyomozás során férjnek és feleségnek adják ki magukat – elég lesz-e, hogy Agatha ismét rabul ejtse James szívét?
Fejős Éva - Éjszaka Bangkokban
Ugyanabban az időben, amikor a szerző első regénye, a Bangkok, tranzit játszódik, furcsa és meghatározó élményben van része a regény egyik szereplőjének, Anne-nek, aki annak idején kislányát veszítette el a cunamiban. A kisregény – amelynek színhelye ugyancsak Thaiföld - Anne önmagára találásáról, a „visszatérésről”, a megbocsátásról szól, és meglepetést tartogat a végére...
Debbie Macomber - Áfonya tér 44.
Olivia, a városka közkedvelt és éles eszű bírónője - akinek a neve az esküvő óta Griffinre változott - arra a hírre tér haza nászútjáról, hogy édesanyja, a hetvenes éveiben járó, ámde tevékeny és fiatalos Charlotte életében is megjelent a nagy ő. Maryellen és Jon végre összeházasodik, Grace-nek azonban továbbra is két udvarló teszi a szépet. A panzióban meggyilkolt férfi esete továbbra is borzolja a kedélyeket. Vajon melyik kopó derít ki többet: a seriff vagy a magánnyomozó? A szálak kísérteties módon ismét Vietnamba vezetnek. Ám alighogy lezárul az ügy, újabb rejtély bontakozik ki, ezúttal a McAfee házaspár életében...
Fejős Éva - Nápolyi vakáció
Ladányi Niki, a fiatal oknyomozó újságírónő élete nagy sztoriját egy hidegvérű bűnözőnek köszönheti, akit sikeresen rács mögé juttatott. Verbovszky azonban nem felejt, és miután megszökik a zárkából, elindul, hogy bosszút álljon a lányon. Niki éppen forró nyomon van, Magyarországról kicsempészett kutyák után nyomoz Nápolyban, ahová kivételesen az édesanyját is magával viszi. A lány anyja találkozik ifjúkori szerelmével, Alessandróval, és a megkésett randevú az egykori szabóval – ma már sikeres olasz divatház-tulajdonossal – mindkettőjük számára többet jelent a múlt utáni vágyakozásnál. Alessandro fia, Giacomo pedig Niki iránt érez egyre erősebb vonzalmat, de a sarkukban lévő bűnöző, Niki lezáratlan szerelme Andrással, a pesti nyomozóval és a nagymama váratlan és veszélyes küldetése olyan fordulatot hoz a nápolyi vakációba, ami talán örökre megváltoztatja a két család életét… Vajon újra lehet kezdeni egy kapcsolatot harminc év után? Öröklődik-e a szerelem anyáról lányára? Dönthet-e a fiú apja akarata ellenében, ha a cég és a család jövője a tét? Kitarthat-e a magyar nyomozó az igazság mellett, ha azzal a szeretteit és önmagát is veszélybe sodorja? Szerelem és karrier, bosszú és megbocsátás, hagyomány és újrakezdés; három generáció, két család, egy életre szóló döntés – ez Fejős Éva eddigi legjobb regénye, a Nápolyi vakáció.
Agatha Christie - One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
Even the great Poirot harbours a deep and abiding fear of the dentist, so it is with trepidation that he arrives at the celebrated Dr Morley’s surgery for an examination. Yet even Poirot couldn’t have guessed that only hours later he would be examining the dentist, dead in his surgery – an apparent suicide. Why would a successful dentist choose to kill himself on such a busy day? Poirot turns to the other patients for answers – but only finds other, darker questions. ‘A swift course of unflagging suspense leads to complete surprise.’ New York Times
Katie Fforde - Paradise Fields
It's not as if Nel hadn't enough on her plate already: organising a farmers' market in the picturesque Paradise Fields and keeping track of her unnervingly beautiful teenage daughter - plus sorting out a houseful of animals - are quite enough to keep her busy. The last thing she needs is another complication in her life, but when her old friend Sir Gerald dies and his son, Pierce - accompanied by his glamorous American wife - takes possession of The Big House, it seems that preserving the Fields is not on his list of priorities. Nel takes up arms, determined to fight for the meadow and the market she loves. But whom can she trust? She's pretty sure her friends Sacha and Vivian are on her side, but her sensible boyfriend Simon, an estate agent, is less encouraging. And then there's Jake, the exaspering yet attractive stranger who kissed her under the mistletoe. Maybe she's been a not-so-merry widow for far too long.
Jill Mansell - Staying at Daisy's
Daisy MacLean runs the country house hotel owned by her flamboyant father, Hector. When she hears who's about to get married there, she isn't worried at all - her friend Tara absolutely promises there won't be any trouble between her and ex-boyfriend Dominic, whom she hasn't seen for years. But Dominic has other ideas... Meanwhile, Hector's getting up to all sorts with... well, that's the village's best kept secret. And then Barney turns up, with a little something belonging to the husband Daisy's been doing her best to forget. That's the thing about hotels, you never know who you're going to meet. Or whether they're going to stay...
Jill Mansell - Falling for You
Maddy Harvey was a bit of an ugly duckling as a teenager, what with her NHS specs, unfortunate hair and wonky teeth. Thankfully she's blossomed since then. But when she meets Kerr McKinnon one starry summer's night and discovers, days later, who he actually is... well, that's when the problems really start. Because everyone in Ashcombe knows what happened eleven years ago, and as far as her mother's concerned, Marcella would rather tear that family to pieces with her bare hands than see Maddy associate with a McKinnon. It's Romeo and Juliet all over again. Quick, hide those sharp knives and that little bottle of poison...
Jill Mansell - Solo
When Tessa Duvall, a struggling artist, reluctantly agreed to accompany her best friend Holly to a party at the elegant Charrington Grange Hotel, she had every intention of sneaking off early. For parties full of strangers bored the knickers off Tessa and this one proved to be no exception - until she encountered Ross Monahan, whose wicked reputation was as high profile as the hotel he owned and ran with such panache. But whilst Holly set about ensnaring his reluctant brother Max, Tessa simply accepted Ross for what he was, a sensational one-night stand...until she realised, weeks later, that one-night stands can have far-reaching consequences...
Katie Fforde - Summer of Love
Sian Bishop has only ever experienced one moment of recklessness – a moment that resulted in her beloved son Rory. It’s not that she doesn’t love the outcome of that wild night, but since then she has always taken the safer route. So when dependable, devoted Richard suggests a move to the beautiful English countryside, she leaves the hustle and bustle of the city behind, and she throws herself into the picture-postcard cottage garden, her furniture restoration business, and a new life in the country. Her good intentions are torpedoed on a glorious summer’s evening with the arrival of Gus Berresford. One-time explorer and full-time heartbreaker, Gus is ridiculously exciting, wonderfully glamorous and a completely inappropriate love interest for a single mum. But Gus and Sian have met before… Sian has no use for a fling, she simply mustn’t fall in love with the most unlikely suitor ever to cross her path – even if he has now crossed her path twice. But who knows what can happen in a summer of love…
Katie Fforde - Wedding Season
Sarah is a wedding planner hiding a rather inconvenient truth - she doesn't believe in love. Or not for herself, anyway. But as the confetti flutters away on the June breeze of yet another successful wedding she somehow finds herself agreeing to organise two more, on the same day and only two months away. And whilst her celebrity bride is all sweetness and light, her own sister soon starts driving her mad with her high expectations but very limited budget. Luckily Sara has two tried and tested friends on hand to help her. Elsa, an accomplished dress designer who likes to keep a very low profile, and Bron, a multi-talented hairdresser who lives with her unreconstructed boyfriend and who'd like to go solo in more ways than one. They may be very good at their work but romance doesn't feature very highly in any of their lives. As the big day draws near all three women find that patience is definitely a virtue in the marriage game. And as all their working hours are spent preparing for the wedding of the year plus one they certainly haven't got any time to even think about love . Or have they?
Jill Mansell - Mixed Doubles
New Year is looming and best friends Liza, Dulcie and Pru are making their resolutions. Liza wants to get married - she's never had any trouble hooking a man. The trouble is, she can never stay interested once she's got him. Dulcie thinks marriage sucks. Her husband, Patrick, may be gorgeous and charming, but the impulsive Dulcie needs more excitement in her life. She wants a divorce. Pru loves her roving husband, and she secretly enjoys the periods when he's making up for his outrageous behaviour. All she wants is to stay married. Liza, Dulcie and Pru have no idea what the New Year has in store - but Fate has some sneaky plans up her sleeve...
M. C. Beaton - Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham
The local ladies all deem Mr John a wizard, so when Agatha finds a few grey hairs on her head - and the rinse she tries at home turns her hair purple - she makes a beeline for the handsome Evesham hairdresser. And as well as sorting out her hair it soon becomes clear the charming man also has designs on her heart - but their future together is cut short when Mr John is fatally poisoned in his salon. Once again Agatha finds herself embroiled in a murder case. Was it one of Mr John's many customers, all of whom divulged to him their darkest secrets? Praise for the "Agatha Raisin" series: 'M.C. Beaton's imperfect heroine is an absolute gem' - "Publishers Weekly". 'The detective novels of M.C. Beaton, a master of outrageous black comedy, have reached cult status' - "The Times". 'Being a cranky, middle-aged female myself, I found Agatha charming' - Amazon customer review. 'Agatha Raisin is sharp, witty, hugely intelligent, unfailingly entertaining, delightfully intolerant and oh so magnificently non PC. M C Beaton has created a new national treasure...the stories zing along and are irresistible, unputdownable, a joy. If you buy one book a year, let it be this. Agatha Raisin is The Strongest Link' - Anne Robinson.
M. C. Beaton - Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet
Agatha Raisin believes the new village vet has taken a shine to her, but before romance can bloom, he accidently kills himself. Oh well, there is still her distinguished military neighbour, and perhaps a common interest like a murder investigation will bring them closer together.
M. C. Beaton - Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden
Eye of newt, toe of frog...and murder most foul! Left with bald patches thanks to the wicked doings of a murderer from a previous investigation, Agatha flees to coastal Wyckhadden to re-grow her lost locks. With hair tonic supplied by a local witch, Agatha's tresses begin to flow - but the witch is found bludgeoned to death. The odd elderly residents of Agatha's elegantly faded hotel seem innocuous, but as she delves deeper she discovers secrets best left and powerful motives for revenge. Balancing the amorous attentions of police inspector Jimmy Jessop with an ever more treacherous search for the killer, Agatha is at her wits' end - and ready to cast a spell of her own. Praise for "The Agatha Raisin Series": 'Sharp, witty, hugely intelligent, unfailingly entertaining, delightfully intolerant and oh so magnificently non-PC, M.C. Beaton has created a national treasure' - Anne Robinson. 'M.C. Beaton's imperfect heroine is an absolute gem' - "Publishers Weekly". 'The Miss Marple-like Raisin is a refreshing, sensible, wonderfully eccentric, thoroughly likeable heroine' - "Booklist".