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We know. Looking at books online isn't as good as being able to pick them up in a bookshop.

You can't touch the cover. You can't flick through the pages. You can't get high on that great new book smell (or is that just us?)

But hey — at least you can read an extract. Here, we've given you a taste of the books on our list — enough to know if you like it (we're pretty sure you will), and if it's what you're looking for.

Happy reading!

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Why We Took the Car

The first thing is the smell of blood and coffee. The coffee machine is…

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Flaws in the Ice

Encased in an ice cave on the edge of the polar plateau, Douglas Mawson…

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Indelible Ink

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN YEARS, the children were all at Sirius Cove for…

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Dead Cat Bounce

The environment minister lay on her side in the mud. Her head rested in…

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Norwegian by Night

It is summer and luminous. Sheldon Horowitz sits on a folding…

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The Secret Lives of Men

We always knew the locals hated us. They stayed in the corner of the…

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Wolf among Wolves

I A girl and a man were sleeping on a narrow iron bed. The girl’s head…

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Little Man, What Now?

It was five past four. Pinneberg had just checked his watch. He stood,…

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The Drinker

Of course I have not always been a drunkard. Indeed it is not very long…

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The Holiday Murders

Titus Lambert had never been fond of Christmas. When John Dedman, the…

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You Aren’t What You Eat

On a crisp autumn evening in a north London street, a rôtisserie…

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Dark Roots

Every day I go to get off at the wrong floor. I keep forgetting. She’s…

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Sufficient Grace

And then they string them up. Braided ropes fly up through the high…

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The Rise of the Fifth Estate

For as long as the media have had any say in how the news is to be…

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