Following the shocking revelations of DARK DAYS, get ready for the fifth instalment of the bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series – guaranteed to contain at least 40% humour, 50% action, and 100% thrills…"The blonde girl with the black lips turned to Valkyrie. 'We know,' she said. 'We've seen the future. We know you're going to kill the world…'"Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain are back – just in time to see their whole world get turned upside down…
In a desperate attempt to save his relationship with girlfriend, Lena, and take a break from the world of journalism, Germany correspondent Roger Boyes agrees to make a great escape from the easy urban lifestyle of Berlin and decamp to the countryside. Roger has hopes for southern Italy, but Lena has inherited a run-down old schloss in deepest, darkest Brandenburg....
London, the 1720s. Welcome to Romeville, the underworld of that great city. The financial crash caused by the South Sea Bubble sees the rise of Jonathan Wild, self-styled Thief-taker General who purports to keep the peace while brutally controlling organised crime. Only two people truly defy him: Jack Sheppard, apprentice turned house-breaker, and his lover, the notorious whore and pickpocket Edgworth Bess.
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Comedy drama by Daniel Thurman. When Yvonne loses her job at the age of 64, she starts to fear that husband Neil's devotion to birding - birdwatching to the uninitiated - is actually all about escaping her and their humdrum life together. Thus begins a somewhat overenthusiastic pursuit of the truth as she trains her binoculars firmly on Neil's every move. Can best friend Wendy bring her back to earth? Directed by Toby Swift. Starring Paula Wilcox as Yvonne, Philip Jackson as Neil, Anne Reid as Wendy, and Brian Bowles as Austin.
Jimmy Stoker's dreams have been full of tigers since he started his Saturday job at the zoo. Boris, the great Siberian tiger, has died and rumours abound about what's going to happen to him now. Jimmy hears that someone wants to steal Boris's bones, because tiger bones reputedly have healing powers and fetch a lot of money on the black market. So when he sees the tiger being smuggled out of the zoo, he fears the worst. With the help of his schoolmate Billy and his old friend Major Gregory, Jimmy is determined to investigate.
The eighth series of the wickedly funny BBC Radio 4 comedy. Financial expert Alvin Hall stars in a remake of 'The Italian Job', Michael Parkinson's legendary interviewing technique is turned on his local branch of Pizza Hut, Patrick Moore applies to read the football results on Sky Sports and gravelly-voiced Doctor Who makes enquiries about interstellar travel on the London Eye.
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Moving home has not been much fun for Jimmy and his family, least of all for his fisherman father who had to leave the sea and his treasured boat behind. Then, out of the blue, Jimmy meets Major Gregory, an elderly gentleman and prize collector of koi carp. Soon Jimmy is hooked and wants to learn everything there is to know about these gentle orange giants. But then he discovers something he'd rather not have known; thieves are planning to steal the Major's beloved army of giant goldfish, the whole pondful! Jimmy knows he's got to help, and before long he finds himself in deep, and very dangerous, water!
Four days before Christmas and 17-year-old Jimmy Himes has gone missing. His parents hire a private detective to help track him down. The search takes them all over London and into the city’s dark heart. Will they ever find young Jimmy alive?
After a long career in the rock music business, working for The Who and T-Rex. Mark Timlin turned to crime writing. His novels are currently being scripted for television.
Earwig takes a rare day off, which he spends drinking by himself in Au Metro, a seedy bar full of drunks, dancers and eccentrics. It is St Martin's day, and in the evening, as crowds parade through the street carrying lanterns through the snow, he is drawn reluctantly into a conversation with a sinister stranger called Tyre. As a result Earwig accidentally maims a waitress with a broken bottle. He understands that on some level Tyre meant this to happen. Shortly afterwards a black cat is delivered to the flat, unasked for.