W.F. Howes, Ltd
Most widely held works by W.F. Howes, Ltd
The thousand autumns of Jacob De Zoet by David Mitchell ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 863 libraries worldwide
In 1799, the artificial island of Dejima lies in Nagasaki Harbor as Japan's outpost for the Dutch East Indies Company. There, Jacob de Zoet has come to make a fortune large enough to return to Holland and marry the woman he loves.
The hidden oasis by Paul Sussman ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 500 libraries worldwide
With the help of her sister's friend, Flin Brodie, Freya Hannen sets out in search of the legendary lost oasis of Zerzura in Egypt, which supposedly houses a mythic stone, and could help Freya find out the truth behind her sister Alex's mysterious death.
The woodcutter by Reginald Hill ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 492 libraries worldwide
From humble origins as a woodcutter's son, Wolf Hadda has risen to become a hugely successful entrepreneur, happily married to the girl of his dreams. But a knock on the door ends it all. Universally reviled, thrown into prison while protesting his innocence, abandoned by friends and family, Wolf retreats into silence. Now, seven years later, he is out on parole. There was a mysterious period in Wolf's youth when he disappeared from home and was known to his employers as the Woodcutter. And now the Woodcutter is back, looking for the truth--and with the truth, revenge.
The rapture by Liz Jensen ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 490 libraries worldwide
After recuperating from a horrendous car accident, Gabrielle Fox longs to rebuild her life and begins a new job at a psychiatric hospital for violent children. But when she meets a patient named Bethany, Gabrielle is intrigued by her visions of natural disasters. Hoping to avert future catastrophes, Gabrielle enlists the help of a physicist to validate Bethany's predictions.
The day of the Jack Russell spooks, crooks, & a puppy dog's tale by Colin Bateman ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 487 libraries worldwide
The incognito owner of a mystery bookstore still enjoys fighting crime after hours--especially when no danger's involved. But when he tries to apprehend billboard vandals, the situation escalates into something much more sinister.
The to-do list by Mike Gayle ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 480 libraries worldwide
Gayle humorously recounts his real-life reluctance to "grow up." Like most people, Mike has a lot to do. But when he reaches his mid-30s and realizes he's still not a proper adult, he decides it's time to get serious. So he compiles a list of everything he still needs to accomplish.
The Australian's society bride by Margaret Way ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 463 libraries worldwide
Parties at the Blanchard estate draw the cream of society. Glamorous women made a beeline for Boyd Blanchard--the most eligible bachelor in Australia. Leona had known Boyd since childhood, but he was so out of her league that she carefully hid behind a wall of cool indifference. Then a kiss set tongues wagging and gave Boyd the opportunity to make the stubborn, sensual redhead his.
The complaints by Ian Rankin ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 262 libraries worldwide
Nobody likes The Complaints--they're the cops who investigate other cops. It's a department known within the force as "The Dark Side," and it's where Malcolm Fox works. Now he's investigating a dirty cop named Jamie Breck, but there's more to Breck than anyone thinks.
Luka and the fire of life a novel by Salman Rushdie ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
From Rashid's fertile intellect spring bedazzling tales his son Luka devours with a child's earnestness. But when Rashid succumbs to an unending sleep, Luka must enter a magical world ruled by video-game logic.
The wreckage by Michael Robotham ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
In a story inspired by a real-life heist at the Central Bank of Iraq, millions of dollars are missing from Iraqi banks, and journalist Luca Terracini will stop at nothing to find the money. But the closer he gets to the truth, the more his actions reverberate around the world.
The bone magician by F. E Higgins ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
With his father, a fugitive, falsely accused of multiple murders and the real serial killer stalking the wretched streets of Urbs Umida, Pin Carpue, a young undertaker's assistant, investigates and soon discovers that all of the victims may have attended the performance of a stage magician who claims to be able to raise corpses and make the dead speak.
Shatter by Michael Robotham ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
Psychologist Joe O'Laughlin fails to stop a confused woman from jumping off a bridge to her death. Joe knows she had been talking on a cellphone. Now he needs to find out who--or what--was on the other end of the line.
Lights out in Wonderland by D. B. C Pierre ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
Caught up in his decadent lifestyle, 20-something Gabriel Brockwell decides to kill himself. But before he does, he embarks on a quest for Wonderland--a bacchanal to end all bacchanals. His journey takes him around the globe, from London to Tokyo to Berlin, to taste all of life's wildest pleasures, only to emerge with a renewed spirit and a desire to make up for some of the terrible things he's done in his life.
Bryant & May off the rails by Christopher Fowler ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
Arthur Bryant, John May and the Peculiar Crimes Unit are on the trail of an enigma: a young man called Mr Fox. But his identity is false, his links to society are invisible and his home yields no clues. All they know is that somehow he escaped from a locked room and murdered one of their best and brightest. Now the detectives are being lured down into the darkest recesses of the London Underground where their quarry, expertly disguised, has struck again.
The London train a novel by Tessa Hadley ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
Paul leaves his family to search for Pia, his daughter from his first marriage. He finds her pregnant and living in less than ideal conditions--but with an outlook on life that's strangely compelling. Paul decides to start a new life and joins Pia in London. But he doesn't know that a chance encounter with a desperate woman will change his destiny.
The harlot's press by Helen Pike ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
George IV is set to take the English throne in 1820. But will his estranged wife Caroline be allowed to join him as queen? This question sets off a firestorm of political debate with factions lining up to either support or oppose Caroline. Into this fray comes 17-year-old Nell Wingfield, a young woman who was once duped into prostitution and who had intimate contact with a key opponent to Caroline's ascendency.
Wolf Hall a novel by Hilary Mantel ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
With no male heir, the infamous Henry VIII wants to annul his 20-year marriage to allow himself to marry Anne Boleyn. When Cardinal Wolsey fails to convince the Catholic Church to follow his king's ideas, he falls out of favor. In steps Thomas Cromwell--a blacksmith's son who has seen his share of hardship. When he is able to give the king his heart's desire, he finds himself in a powerful position. But his new role is a dangerous one with the volatile king.
The godfather of Kathmandu by John Burdett ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
Royal Thai police detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep is called to a grisly murder scene that could make or break his career, but he's more worried about impressing Tietsin, his new Buddhist guru. However, Tietsin would rather use Sonchai to help him broker a heroin deal worth 40 million dollars. Left with no easy way out and plenty of moral conflict, Sonchai will have to decide between saving his soul and saving his career.
The thing around your neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's collection of stories focuses on life's many clashes like tradition with modernity and African cultures with America.
Tigerlily's orchids by Ruth Rendell ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Stuart Font throws a housewarming party in his flat and generously invites the entire building. But the pleasant gathering takes on a deadly tinge when the beautiful but reclusive Asian woman living across the hall--who Stuart calls Tigerlily--casts a spell on everyone living at Lichfield House.
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