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Death in a Desert Land by Andrew Wilson
Death in a Desert Land
 

Baghdad, 1928. Agatha leaves England determined to investigate an unresolved mystery: two year ago, Gertrude Bell died there from a drugs overdose. At the time, the authorities believed that Bell had taken her own life, but an unearthed letter reveals she was afraid someone wanted to kill her...

In her letter, Bell suggests that if she were to die the best place to look for her murderer would be Ur, the archaeological site in ancient Mesopotamia famous for its Great Death Pit.

But as Agatha stealthily begins to look into the death of Bell, she discovers the mission is not without its risks. And she has to try and outwit a killer who is determined to stay hidden among the desert sands…

'Deft, dark and thoroughly good fun'
- The Observer

A Talent for Murder​

‘I wouldn't scream if I were you. Unless you want the whole world to learn about your husband and his mistress'
 

Agatha Christie, in London to visit her literary agent, boards a train, preoccupied and flustered in the knowledge that her husband Archie is having an affair. She feels a light touch on her back, causing her to lose her balance, then a sense of someone pulling her to safety from the rush of the incoming train. So begins a terrifying sequence of events.

Harold Robbins:
The Man Who Invented Sex

The godfather of the airport novel, Harold Robbins changed the face of publishing. But even his closest friends and lovers could only guess at the past of the man behind the perma-tanned mask and gigantic mirrored sunglasses. This is the fascinating story of his extraordinary life.

The Lying Tongue

When Adam Woods takes a job as the assistant to the reclusive bestselling author he unearths a secret that takes him from the dank canals of Venice back to England, and his own murky past. What follows is a deadly game of cat and mouse, involving deception, blackmail and the cold lust for fame… The Lying Tongue is a deeply atmospheric thriller that will grip you until its shocking climax.

Shadow of the Titanic: The Extraordinary Stories of Those Who Survived

We think we know the story of the Titanic but little has been written about what happened to the survivors. How did the loss of the ship shape their lives How did those who were saved feel about those who perished? And how did they remember that terrible night?

Mad Girl's Love Story

The first book to focus on the early life of the 20h century's most enduring female poet, Mad Girl's Love Song reclaims Sylvia Plath from the tangle of emotions around her relationship with Ted Hughes and reveals the origins of her unsettled and unsettling voice.

Beautiful Shadow:
A Life of Patricia Highsmith 

Patricia Highsmith - author of Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr Ripley - had more than her share of secrets. Now drawing on a vast archive of personal documents, this first biography of the author illuminates the dark corners of Highsmith's life and reveals the secrets that she chose to keep hidden until after her death.

Alexander McQueen:
Blood Beneath the Skin

When Alexander McQueen committed suicide in 2010, aged 40, a shocked world mourned the loss of its most visionary fashion designer. In Alexander McQueen: Blood Beneath the Skin, the designer's family, friends and lovers have spoken for the first time about the man they knew.

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