Above and Beyond: Secrets of a Private Flight Attendant by Saskia Swann and Nicola Stow
Heavily in debt, and earning peanuts as a ‘trolley dolly’, Saskia Swann desperately needed to get her life back on track. After a chance meeting, she landed a job as cabin crew – but this time on a private jet. Saskia soon realised that the job wasn’t quite what it seemed though: her billionaire boss expected far more from his hostesses than just cocktails and nibbles…
In this gripping exposé, Saskia Swann pulls back the first-class curtain on the lifestyles of the mega-rich and famous.
The Watchman by Rob Parker
It’s sold as an in-and-out jaunt to The Big Apple, to pick up a harmless envelope. But when Ben Bracken is offered the assignment, he’s a little hesitant. He’s a family man now, with a duty to stay alive for his loved ones.
So begins his American road trip, one that takes him from the city that never sleeps to the misty swamps of Florida. All in pursuit of one highly coveted envelope. Because it turns out, this job isn’t the walk in Central Park it was promised to be.
The Watchman is packed with action, underpinned with believable conspirative intrigue, world-class writing and twists you just won’t see coming.
Devilfish: The Life & Times of a Poker Legend by David ‘Devilfish’ Ulliot
Devilfish: The Life and Times of a Poker Legend tells the no-holds-barred life story of poker player and all-time legend, Dave ‘Devilfish’ Ulliott.
Ulliott ended up with tournament winnings of £6 million, but he started life on a council estate in Hull, where he staved off boredom with a spot of safe-cracking. He finally found his true vocation at the card table.
From prison to a penthouse in Las Vegas; from gang fights to parties at the Playboy mansion; from losing $700,000 in a day to winning a World Series of Poker bracelet; from being public enemy No 1 to the big draw on Channel Four’s Late Night Poker, Devilfish knew what it meant to win – and lose – big, and still come out cracking jokes. This rollercoaster ride of a book is raw and funny. It is bound to please poker fans, those who admire the Devilfish and all who enjoy autobiographies.
North American Spies by Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones and Andrew Lownie
In this important collection of essays, a new generation of scholars and journalists use the latest verifiable evidence to tackle some of the most important, yet least known, events in recent history. They argue in particular that: Soviet secret agents may have been behind the theft of secret Churchill-Roosevelt correspondence in 1940; President Truman’s shadowy advisor, Admiral Souers, was the real architect of the CIA; and that Britain generated a home-bred McCarthyism similar to that in the USA.
This book features the first scholarly history of the Defense Intelligence Agency, and concludes with a guide to further study. Opening up a world often obscured by deliberate misinformation, North American Spies should be on the bookshelf of anyone with a serious interest in contemporary espionage and intelligence.
The Leonardo Gulag by Kevin Doherty
Stalin’s Russia, 1950. Brilliant young artist Pasha Kalmenov is arrested and sent without trial to a forced-labour camp in the Arctic gulag. But this is a camp like no other. Although conditions are harsh and degrading, the prisoners are not worked to death mining coal or working on construction projects, as they would be elsewhere. In this place, their task is to forge the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci.
The price of failure is high because the camp commandant has his own (secret) agenda. When the executions begin, Pasha realizes that only his artistic talent can protect him. But for how long? And as horrific events unfold he asks himself: is survival even worth the effort?
A Deadly Coincidence by Keith Finney
The Second World War has brought much change to Lipton St Faith, as well as handsome Lieutenant Eddie Elsner, on a mission all the way from America. But when one of the villagers is found dead, suddenly the war feels much closer to home…
Detective Inspector Edmund Spillers is quick to declare it an unfortunate accident, but young, spirited Anna Grix is less convinced. After striking up an unlikely friendship with Lieutenant Eddie Elsner, the amateur sleuths are determined to find out what really happened.
If you love murder mysteries by Margaret Mayhew, Faith Martin or Joy Ellis, then this unputdownable novel full of unexpected twists and turns, from the bestselling author of Norfolk cozy crime, will have you hooked!
Keep Me Close by Jane Holland
When shy publisher Kate Kinley finds mysterious bruises on her mother’s arms she assumes the worst. Suffering with early onset dementia, her mother insists that nothing is wrong; it was just a clumsy accident. But was it an accident, or has her mother’s illness made her forget what really happened?
In desperate need of someone she can trust, her isolation and paranoia grow as the closest people in her life become key suspects.
With each heart-stopping revelation, Kate begins to realise that the perpetrator is no longer interested in inflicting bruises; they want blood.
Keep Me Close is a compelling story of gross immorality, a cautionary tale of how easily wicked people can take advantage of the vulnerable elderly people in your life.
Gerald Verner (1897-1980) was the pseudonym of British writer John Robert Stuart Pringle. Born in London, Verner wrote more than 120 novels that have been translated in over 35 languages, and many of his books have been adapted into films, radio serials and stage plays.
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