Paris, 1937. Luke Hamilton - a junior air intelligence officer at the British Embassy - finds himself the target of an assassination attempt. A clear case of mistaken identity - or so it first appears. As Luke is hunted across a continent sliding toward war, he comes to learn that the answers lie deep in a past that predates his abandonment as a baby on the steps of an orphanage 25 years ago.
Adam Strickland must write a scholarly monograph about the famous Docci garden in Tuscany. Dedicated to the memory of a 15th century nobleman's young wife, the garden is a mysterious world of statues, grottoes, meandering rills, and classical inscriptions. Adam comes to suspect that something sinister lies buried in the garden's strange iconography. What if Lord Docci's wife was murdered, and her memorial garden is filled with pointers to both the method and the motive of the crime?
The Mediterranean island of Malta, still a British colony, is a strategic lynchpin under siege--literally the most bombed patch of earth on the planet. Max Chadwick is an officer with the British Ministry of Information and is thus charged with keeping morale high against all odds. If the Maltese bow under the weight of the daily assaults, the tide of the war could turn. Max spends his time with the military's top brass and the beautiful deputy editor of Il Berqa, the Maltese paper.
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A return to the period adventure thriller in Where Dead Men Meet reestablishes Mark Mills as 'a master storyteller' (Val McDermid). For fans of William Boyd, Charles Cumming or Robert Harris. Paris, 1937. Luke Hamilton - a junior air intelligence officer at the British embassy - finds himself the target of an assassination attempt. A clear case of mistaken identity, or so it first appears.
No-one ever called Dan a pushover. But then no-one ever called him fast-track either. He likes driving slowly, playing Sudoku on his iPhone, swapping one scruffy jumper for another. He's been with Clara for four years and he's been perfectly happy; but now she's left him, leaving nothing but a long letter filled with incriminations and a small, white, almost hairless dog, named Doggo. So now Dan is single, a man without any kind of partner whether working or in love.
A startling novel of childhood, secrets and a history that refuses to be buried from the author of the No 1 bestselling The Savage Garden - a must for any fan of William Boyd. Ben Makepeace, a screenwriter, is recently divorced, with a young son to care for. So when he's invited up to Stoneham Park in Oxfordshire to meet someone who wants to bankroll his latest script, he jumps at the chance. Victor Sheldon is a hedge fund billionaire yet when Ben meets him he's bemused, for Victor is none other than old schoolfriend Daniel, last seen some twenty-five years ago.
Summer, 1942. For the people of Malta, suffering daily bombing raids, the British are the last line of defence against the Nazis. And it is Max Chadwick's job as the information officer to ensure the news the islanders receive maintains morale. So when Max is given proof suggesting a British officer is murdering local women, he knows the consequences of discovery are dire.
In 1958, Adam Strickland, a young Cambridge student, travels to Villa Docci in Tuscany to study a sixteenth-century garden. Designed and laid out by a grieving husband to the memory of his dead wife, it is a mysterious world of statues, grottoes, meandering rills and classical inscriptions. But tragedy has hit the Docci family more recently. The German occupation during World War Two had a devastating impact on them, and the tensions between collaborators and partisans were played out within their own tight circle.
"Wait a Minute, Putin Isn't Rooting for President Trump: Column" is from the July 28, 2016, Opinion section of The USA Today. It was written by Mark P. Mills and narrated by Paige McKinney.
Doggo ist der wahrscheinlich hässlichste Hund der Welt. Und er gehört jetzt, mehr so aus Versehen, Daniel. Doggo stellt Daniels Alltag völlig auf den Kopf - und wird sein ganz spezieller Freund. Und den kann Daniel gut gebrauchen, denn er hat nicht nur einen Großvater mit Alzheimer und eine Mutter, die viele Jahre ein ziemlich großes Geheimnis mit sich herumgetragen hat, sondern auch Probleme an der Liebesfront.
Daniels Freundin haut ab - und hinterlässt ihm nichts als einen Brief voller Beleidigungen und einen hässlichen Köter namens Doggo. Eigentlich wollte Daniel nie einen Hund, aber schon bald wird Doggo ihm ein ganz spezieller Freund. Und den kann Daniel gut gebrauchen, denn er hat nicht nur Probleme an der Liebesfront, sondern erfährt auch etwas, das sein Leben ziemlich auf den Kopf stellt. Doch auch Doggo trägt ein Geheimnis in sich, und eines Tages kann Daniel sich endlich bei ihm revanchieren...
Listen to Mark Mills, author of The Savage Garden, talks about his love of sculpture, landscape, and how sometimes as an author he feels more like a social historian. Mark's new novel, House of the Hanged, is published and available now!
A riveting and evocative tale of passion and murder, set on the French Riviera in the 1930s, from the No.1 bestselling author of The Savage Garden. France, 1935: At the poor man’s end of the Riviera sits Le Rayol, a haven for artists, expatriates and refugees. Here, a world away from the rumblings of a continent heading towards war, Tom Nash has rebuilt his life after a turbulent career in the Secret Intelligence Service. His past, though, is less willing to leave him behind.
In the small town of Amagansett, perched on Long Island's windswept coast, generations have followed the same calling as their forefathers, fishing the dangerous Atlantic waters. Little has changed in the three centuries since white settlers drove the Montaukett Indians from the land. But for Conrad Labarde, a second-generation Basque immigrant recently returned from the Second World War, and his fellow fisherman Rollo Kemp, this stability is shattered when a beautiful New York socialite turns up dead in their nets.