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Sacred Games by Chandra Vikram

Product info (from Goodreads): Sartaj, one of the very few Sikhs on the Mumbai police force, is used to being identified by his turban, beard and the sharp cut of his trousers. But “the silky Sikh” is now past forty, … Continue reading

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The Confusion (The Baroque Cycle 02) by Neal Stephenson

Product info (from Goodreads): In the year 1689, a cabal of Barbary galley slaves — including one Jack Shaftoe, aka King of the Vagabonds, aka Half-Cocked Jack — devises a daring plan to win freedom and fortune. A great adventure … Continue reading

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This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay

Product info: Adam Kay was a junior doctor from 2004 until 2010, before a devastating experience on a ward caused him to reconsider his future. He kept a diary throughout his training, and This Is Going to Hurt intersperses tales … Continue reading

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A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle 01) by Ursula le Guin

Product info (from Goodreads): Ged, the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea, was called Sparrowhawk in his reckless youth. Hungry for power and knowledge, Sparrowhawk tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tale … Continue reading

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The Oracle Glass by Judith Merkle Riley

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Genevieve, a skinny, precocious little monkey with a mind full of philosophy and the power to read the swirling waters of an oracle glass, is taken in by La Voisin, an ingenious occultist and omnipotent society fortune-teller. … Continue reading

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The Other Woman (Gabriel Allon 18) by Daniel Silva

Synopsis (from Goodreads): She was his best-kept secret … In an isolated village in the mountains of Andalusia, a mysterious Frenchwoman begins work on a dangerous memoir. It is the story of a man she once loved in the Beirut … Continue reading

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Lethal White (Cormoran Strike 04) by Robert Galbraith (Pseudonym) J.K. Rowling

Product info: “I seen a kid killed…He strangled it, up by the horse.” When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike’s office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a … Continue reading

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Talking to Addison by Jenny Colgan

Synopsis: Holly is a frustrated florist who flees the houseshare from hell to move in with a motley crew of friends: there is Josh, a sexually confused merchant banker; Kate, a high-flying legal eagle with talons to match; and the … Continue reading

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Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike 03) by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)

Book info: A serial killer is on the loose and he seems to hunt for Cormoran Strike’s secretary-cum-partner, Robin. Unfortunately the limping detective doesn’t know who out of three possible psychopaths from his past might be responsible. There will be … Continue reading

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Angeline by Karleen Bradford

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Stunned by the blistering heat, the noise, the sea of faces crowding in upon her in the teeming Egyptian market, Angeline cannot believe that she is being sold as a slave to one of the great princes … Continue reading

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