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Hello Lume readers,

This week we have a flurry of fiction books hitting the shelves, including a selection of crime thrillers and an inspiring historical fiction read based on a true story. We also have interesting nonfiction on the history of great battleships, ensuring that there’s something for everyone to get stuck into!

The Engineer’s Wife by Tracey Enerson Wood

It’s 1869, and Washington A. Roebling is commissioned as the chief engineer of the Brooklyn Bridge. His wife, Emily, is a keen advocate for women’s suffrage at a time when American society expects her to stay home and support her husband silently.

But when Washington falls ill on the job, Emily supports him in the most immediate and courageous way imaginable, taking over his role and overseeing the construction of the bridge.

From the suffragette halls to Manhattan mansions, The Engineer’s Wife tells the inspiring story of a devoted wife, an exceptional woman, and an American hero.

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Body in the Box by E. R. Fallon

Who dumped the boy’s body in this desolate part of the city? And why is he missing his spleen?

In this gripping crime novel, Detectives Dino Cooper and Terry Jackson work with newly drafted Detective Rebecca Everhart on the biggest case of their careers – the disturbing discovery of the ‘Body in the Box’.

But what appears to be a straightforward, modern-day murder case has more to do with the past than the present, and the detectives come to a genuinely unnerving – and life-threatening – conclusion…

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Home is the Hunter by Thomas Laird

A Nazi war criminal is still on the loose. And he’s just murdered a Holocaust survivor.

As Detective Jake Parisi of Chicago Homicide begins his pursuit of this criminal, he runs into unexpected roadblocks from the FBI, the CIA, and the Mossad. Dead end after dead end begins to wear on Jake, but he will not let this monster get away…

This dramatic post-World War II thriller sees good and evil grapple to the bitter end as the chase comes to a heart-pounding finale.

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The Great Ship by Ernle Bradford

Though the great ship no longer dominates the high seas, its impact on the struggle of world powers for hegemony cannot be overestimated.

Ernle Bradford narrates the epic saga of these gone-but-not-forgotten war machines. From the building of the ships to the horrendous – and sometimes mortal – clashes with their foes, Bradford leads the reader through history, covering the noble ships that changed the face of civilisation.

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