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A special Christmas murder mystery book club. We will try and guess the murderer! Please only read up to page 207 in Chapter 10 (in the paperback). Near the bottom of the page it reads: "Eggs are supposed to hatch out." Eleanor understood. He was trying at last to break out of the shell, and that was what was making him ill. Yes, he had wanted to blast his way out with his father's shotgun, and he could never be sure which way he would have pointed it, if he'd had the nerve to pull the trigger." If you read the line "Lloyd carried the empty plates into the kitchen" then you've read too far! Hope that is clear. Thanks to Cathy for being our reader! Any questions, please ask! A white Christmas Deepening snow has isolated the village of Byford from the outside world, but as the locals settle down for the festive period, the peace is suddenly destroyed with news of a violent crime at the vicarage. A domestic murder The victim is the vicar's son-in-law, but few are saddened by his death. And although Chief Inspector Lloyd is expecting an open-and-shut case, he is soon confronted with more than he bargained for. A web of lies Struggling to keep control of his personal relationship with Sergeant Judy Hill, Lloyd must work his way through a tangle of suspects, each doing their part to disrupt the investigation in this perplexing mystery. Murder at the Old Vicarage is Jill McGown's classic homage to Agatha Christie, with a decidedly uncosy twist.
Tade Thompson's Rosewater is the start of an award-winning, cutting edge trilogy set in Nigeria, by one of science fiction's most engaging new voices. Rosewater is a town on the edge. A community formed around the edges of a mysterious alien biodome, its residents comprise the hopeful, the hungry and the helpless—people eager for a glimpse inside the dome or a taste of its rumoured healing powers. Kaaro is a government agent with a criminal past. He has seen inside the biodome, and doesn't care to again—but when something begins killing off others like himself, Kaaro must defy his masters to search for an answer, facing his dark history and coming to a realization about a horrifying future.