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New Releases June 2010

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In my travels around the web, Ive come across a number of new releases Id love to get my hands onyoull find them below. Feel free to chime in with anything in particular youre looking forward to reading.

little bee chris cleave New Releases June 2010

Little Bee by Chris Cleave

Blurb: It is a truly special story and we don't want to spoil it. 'Nevertheless, you need to know something, so we will just say this: 'It is extremely funny, but the African beach scene is horrific. 'The story starts there, but the book doesn't. 'And it's what happens afterward that is most important. 'Once you have read it, you'll want to tell everyone about it. When you do, please don't tell them what happens either. The magic is in how it unfolds.

in the shadow of gotham stefanie pintoff New Releases June 2010

In the Shadow of Gotham by Stefanie Pintoff

Blurb: Detective Simon Ziele is a man who lost his fiancee in a tragic accident and thereafter flees New York City to escape the memories of her death. But months into his tenure, he catches the worst homicide of his career: a young woman brutally murdered in her own bedroom in the middle of the afternoon.

the weed that strings the hangmans bag New Releases June 2010

The Weed that Strings the Hangmans Bag by Alan Bradley

Blurb: Eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce didn't intend to investigate another murder ' but then, Rupert Porson didn't intend to die. When the master puppeteer's van breaks down in the village of Bishop's Lacey, Flavia is front and centre to help Rupert and his charming assistant, Nialla, put together a performance in the local church to help pay the repair bill. But even as the newcomers set up camp and set the stage for Jack and the Beanstalk, there are signs that something just isn't right: Nialla's strange bruises and solitary cries in the churchyard, Rupert's unexplained disappearances and a violent argument with his BBC producer, the disturbing atmosphere at Culverhouse Farm, and the peculiar goings-on in nearby Gibbet Wood ' where young Robin Ingleby was found hanging just five years before.

second death of goodluck tinubu New Releases June 2010

The Second Death of Goodluck Tinubu by Michael Stanley

Blurb: Goodluck Tinubu, an ex-Zimbabwean who has taught in Botswana for many years, is viciously murdered in his tent at the Jackalberry bush camp, situated on an isolated peninsula in northern Botswana. Peter Sithole, allegedly a tourist from South Africa and a second guest at the camp, is found bludgeoned to death a few hours later. Detective 'Kubu' Bengu is sent from Botswana's capital, Gaborone, to assist the local Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in solving the crime.

terrible privacy of maxwell sime jonathan coe New Releases June 2010

The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim by Jonathan Coe

Blurb: Maxwell Sim seems to have hit rock bottom. Estranged from his father, newly divorced, unable to communicate with his only daughter, he realizes that while he may have seventy-four friends on Facebook, there is nobody in the world with whom he can actually share his problems. Then a business proposition comes his way.

jekel loves hyde beth fantaskey New Releases June 2010

Jekel Loves Hyde by Beth Fantaskey

Blurb: Jills dad has died by violent means and her Mum seems to have shut down, leaving Jill to deal with the aftermath of such a tragedy. At the funeral, the only person who offers the kind of support she needs is a boy who up until that moment has been just another face in the classroom. How is it that Tristan knows just how to comfort her? And how is that she lets him? Their relationship develops against the backdrop of the reality that they are descendents of the original Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and as they slowly uncover more of themselves to each other, so the surreal quality of their lives increases; and the danger.

withering tights by louise rennison New Releases June 2010

Withering Tights by Louise Rennison

The misadventures of Tallulah Casey! Hilarious new series from Queen of Teen laugh your tights off at the (VERY) amateur dramatic antics of Talullah and her bonkers mates. Boys, snogging and bad acting guaranteed!

white is for witching helen oyeyemi New Releases June 2010

White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi

Blurb: High on the cliffs near Dover, the Silver family is reeling from the loss of Lily, mother of twins Eliot and Miranda, and beloved wife of Luc. Miranda misses her with particular intensity. Their capricious house belonged to her mothers ancestors, and to Miranda, newly attuned to spirits, newly hungry for chalk, it seems they have never left.


  1. Clarissa /

    I read Little Bee on the flight from New York to LA last month, great book and definitely one youll read in a single sitting!!!

    • Steph /

      Oh, sounds great. Shall have to get my hands on a copy. Ah, my dwindling bank balance. :)

  2. I enjoyed Jekel Loves Hyde. have you had a chance to read it yet?

    • Steph /

      Not yet, Im afraid, but I definitely plan to put in a request for a review copy. It looks like a great read. Oh, my never-ending to-read list! :)

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