The fourth novel in Toshikazu Kawaguchi''s internationally bestselling ''Before the Coffee Gets Cold'' series The regulars at the magical Cafe Funiculi Funicula are well acquainted with its famous legend and extraordinary, secret menu time travel offering. Many patrons have reunited with old flames, made amends with estranged family, and visited loved ones. But the journey is not without risks and there are rules to follow. Travellers must have visited the cafe previously and crucially, must return to the present in the time it takes for their coffee to go cold.
In the tradition of Toshikazu Kawaguchi''s sensational ''Before the Coffee Gets Cold'' series, readers will once again be introduced to a new set of visitors:
The husband with something important left to say The woman who couldn''t bid her dog farewell The woman who couldn''t answer a proposal The daughter who drove her father away . . .
Translated from the Japanese by Geoffrey Trousselot and featuring signature heart-warming characters and wistful storytelling, in the beautifully haunting Before we say goodbye, Kawaguchi poses: who would you visit if you could travel through time?
What''s the one dish you''d do anything to taste just one more time?
Down a quiet backstreet in Kyoto exists a very special restaurant called the Kamogawa Diner run by Koishi Kamogawa and her father Nagare. Customers who can find the hidden diner are treated to an extravagant meal, but it''s not the main reason for visiting . . .
The father-daughter duo have started advertising their services as ''food detectives'', capable of recreating a dish from their customers'' pasts that may well hold the key to forgotten memories and ongoing happiness.
From the widower looking for a specific noodle dish that his wife used to cook to a first love''s beef stew, the restaurant of lost recipes provides a link to the past and a way to a more contented future.
A bestseller in Japan, The Kamogawa Food Detectives is a celebration of good company and the power of a delicious meal.
High fantasy, low stakes - with a double-shot of coffee.
After decades of adventuring, Viv the orc barbarian is finally hanging up her sword for good. Now she sets her sights on a new dream - for she plans to open the first coffee shop in the city of Thune. Even though no one there knows what coffee actually is.
If Viv wants to put the past behind her, she can''t go it alone. And help might arrive from unexpected quarters. Yet old rivals and new stand in the way of success. And Thune''s shady underbelly could make it all too easy for Viv to take up the blade once more.
But the true reward of the uncharted path is the travellers you meet along the way. Whether bound by ancient magic, delicious pastries or a freshly brewed cup, they may become something deeper than Viv ever could have imagined.
Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree is a cosy, heartwarming slice-of-life fantasy about found families and fresh starts - perfect for fans of TJ Klune, Katherine Addison and T. Kingfisher.
''Addictive storytelling'' - Ann Cleeves ''An avalanche of suspense'' - David Baldacci The Sunday Times bestseller from acclaimed international bestselling sensation Jane Harper. Exiles is the gripping mystery of one woman''s unsolved disappearance in Australia''s wine country.
A mother disappears from a busy festival on a warm spring night.
Her baby lies alone in the pram, her mother''s possessions surrounding her, waiting for a return which never comes.
A year later, Kim Gillespie''s absence still casts a long shadow as her friends and loved ones gather to welcome a new addition to the family.
Joining the celebrations on a rare break from work is federal investigator Aaron Falk, who begins to suspect that all is not as it seems.
As he looks into Kim''s case, long-held secrets and resentments begin to come to the fore, secrets that show that her community is not as close as it appears.
Falk will have to tread carefully if he is to expose the dark fractures at its heart, but sometimes it takes an outsider to get to the truth. . .
An outstanding novel, a brilliant mystery and a heart-pounding read from the author of The Dry, Force of Nature, The Lost Man and The Survivors.
Praise for Jane Harper:
Exiles ''I loved Exiles. Jane is a hugely gifted writer'' - Marian Keyes ''Incontrovertibly the reigning queen of Aussie Crime'' - Financial Times ''Exceptional'' - Jane Casey ''Harper skillfully ratchets up the tension in this powerful, slow-burning portrait of small-town life . . . high quality, atmospheric crime fiction'' - Mail on Sunday ''Outstanding'' - C. L. Taylor The Dry ''Spellbinding'' - Ian Rankin ''A sense of place so vivid that you can almost feel the blistering heat'' - Guardian ''A stunningly atmospheric read'' - Val McDermid Force of Nature ''This gripping thriller will have readers hooked'' - Sunday Telegraph ''Brilliantly paced, it wrong-foots the reader like a rocky trail through the bush. I adored it'' - Susie Steiner ''Thoughtful, moving, troubling'' - Irish Times The Lost Man ''I devoured it in a day. Her best yet!'' - Liane Moriarty ''Harper secures her place as queen of outback noir'' - Sunday Times ''It totally transcends genre, and it should win all the prizes'' - Marian Keyes The Survivors ''A gripping mystery. . . her best book yet'' - Evening Standard ''Phenomenal'' - Chris Whitaker ''A compelling, terrifying thriller'' - Observer
From the bestselling author of The One, now an eight part Netflix series. Set in the same world as The One, The Marriage Act is a dark, high concept thriller.
''One of the most exciting original thriller writers'' Simon Kernick What if marriage was the law? Dare you disobey?
Britain. The near future. A right wing government believes it has the answer to society''s ills - the Sanctity of Marriage Act which actively encourages marriage as the norm, punishing those who choose to remain single.
But four couples are about to discover just how impossible relationships can be when the government is monitoring every aspect of our personal lives, monitoring every word, every minor disagreement...And it will use every tool in its arsenal to ensure everyone will love, honour and obey!
Black Mirror meets thriller with a dash of Naomi Alderman''s The Power.
Praise for John Marrs:
''Marrs is brilliant at twists...for the addicts of adrenaline-fuelled twisty rides'' - Peter James ''Another savagely clever near-future thriller. Provocative, terrifying and compulsive. If you loved The One, you''ll love this!'' - Cara Hunter ''A tense, thrilling read-I found it impossible to put down. It''s dark and twisted, and I loved it'' - Alex Michaelides, bestselling author of The Silent Patient ''Dark, twisted, and full of surprises'' - Mark Edwards, bestselling author of Here to Stay and The Retreat
In Night Shift, an exhilarating medical mystery-thriller by Robin Cook, a doctor''s murder will lure Jack and Laurie into the dark underbelly of their New York hospital.
Juggling intense work with family pressures, Jack Stapleton and Laurie Montgomery are married doctors with hectic schedules. The last thing they need on their plates is a murder.
When Laurie''s long-time friend Dr Sue Passero dies mysteriously in a hospital car park, an autopsy is required. It falls squarely under Laurie''s remit as newly-appointed chief medical examiner but, when Laurie asks Jack to take special care with the examination, he can hardly refuse.
As he looks more closely into the case, Jack senses foul play around Sue''s sudden death. He sets out to investigate on-site at Manhattan Memorial Hospital, even if it means defying the rules.
What starts as an inquiry soon becomes a deadly game of cat-and-mouse - between Jack Stapleton and a deranged killer, ready to strike again . . .
Jenny Bayliss lives in a small seaside town in Kent with her husband, their children having left home for big adventures. She went back into education when she was thirty-nine and gained a first-class degree in Creative and Professional Writing from Canterbury Christ Church University. Jenny likes long walks along the seafront and baking days, especially when it''s cold outside. She is a stationery-obsessed coffee lover who doesn''t believe in saving things for best and shamelessly wears party dresses to the supermarket. A December to Remember is Jenny''s fourth novel.>
Killer twists. Heroes to believe in. Trust Baldacci.
Simply Lies is an intense thriller featuring Mickey Gibson, a former New Jersey detective, from the number one bestselling author David Baldacci.
Following a disastrous divorce, former New Jersey detective Mickey Gibson is now employed by a global investigation company, ProEye, to track down some of the extremely wealthy who seem bent on not paying their debts. Mickey misses police work but it has no place for her new role as the sole carer of two small children.
When Mickey is asked by Arlene Robinson, a colleague from ProEye, to inventory an old mansion owned by a notorious former arms dealer, Rutger Novak, she discovers a long-decomposed body in a secret room. Apparently Novak has cheated ProEye clients out of millions in the past, and now they want to nail him.
As the police investigation begins, they discover that there is no Arlene Robinson working for ProEye. Nor is there a mansion allegedly belonging to Novak. And the dead man is named as local wealthy recluse Daniel Pottinger.
Gibson is stunned, and ProEye is angry she took the case without checking. But Arlene Robinson is clever and convincing.
Now begins an unusual and compelling cat-and-mouse contest between the two women - revealing more about Gibson, but much more about the woman with no name, no morals and no empathy, who seems to be able to convince anyone of anything.