September Book Competition

10920 Festive in Death
10920 Festive in Death

Andy McDermott

Kingdom of Darkness Published by Hachette New Zealand, 26 August 2014 $34.99 RRP

No one does action like Andy McDermott. This is the brilliant new novel featuring Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase.

What's the connection between a dig in Alexandria for Alexander the Great's tomb and a wanted Nazi war criminal?

Nina and Eddie about to find out as they go on a search across the globe, from Egypt to Argentina and Italy to Iran, to find the truth.

They have located the most exciting archaeological treasures the world has ever known – they have found Atlantis and walked in the Garden of Eden, they have wielded Excalibur and seen the vast sums of gold in El Dorado.

Could they now be about to find the greatest prize of all – the secret to eternal life?

Full of his trademark action, thrills and humour, this is Andy McDermott's most exciting novel to date and marks the 10th novel featuring his brilliant series leads, Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase.

‘Adventure stories don’t get much more epic than this.’—Daily Mirror

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Kimberley Freeman

Published by Hachette New Zealand, 26 August 2014 $34.99 RRP

Evergreen Falls A long-forgotten secret, a scandalous attraction – the captivating new novel from Kimberley Freeman.

Inspired by elements of her grandmother's life, a rich and satisfyi

ng tale of intrigue, heartbreak and love from the author of the

bestselling Lighthouse Bay and Wildflower Hill.

1926: Violet Armstrong is one of the few remaining members of staff working at the grand Evergreen Spa Hotel as it closes down over winter. Only a handful of guests are left, including the heir to a rich grazing family, his sister and her suave suitor. When a snowstorm moves in, the hotel is cut off and they are all trapped. No one could have predicted what would unfold.

2014: Lauren Beck leaves her home and takes a job at a Blue Mountains cafe, the first stage of the Evergreen Spa Hotel's renovations. There she meets Tomas, the Danish architect who is overseeing the project, and an attraction begins to grow. In a wing of the old hotel, Lauren finds a series of passionate love letters dated back to 1926.

If she can unravel this long-ago mystery, will it make Lauren brave enough to change everything in her own life?

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Nicholas Sparks

Published by Hachette New Zealand, 09 September 2014 $27.99 RRP

Best of Me An epic love story from the bestselling author of The Last Song and The Notebook. In New Zealand cinemas 30 October.

‘Everyone wanted to believe that endless love was possible. She'd believed in it once, too, back when she was eighteen.’

In the spring of 1984, high school students Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell deeply, irrevocably in love. Though they were from opposite sides of the tracks, their love for one another seemed to defy the realities of life in small town North Carolina.

They were teenagers, with a passion that would change their lives for ever. But life would force them apart.

Years later, the lines they had drawn between past and present are about to slip. Called back to their hometown for the funeral of the mentor who once gave them shelter when they needed it most, they are faced with each other once again, and forced to confront the paths they chose.

In the course of a single, searing weekend, they will ask of the living, and the dead: Can true love ever rewrite the past?

‘Oh, pass me the Kleenex someone, Sparks has done it again.’ –Next magazine

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J.D Robb

Published by Hachette New Zealand, 09 September 2014 $37.99 RRP

Festive of Death ‘J.D’s books are impossible to put down.’ – Otago Daily Times

It's Christmas, but Lieutenant Eve Dallas is in no mood to celebrate.

While her charismatic husband Roarke plans a huge, glittering Christmas party, Eve Dallas has murder on her mind.

‘The kitchen knife jammed into his cold heart pinned a cardboard sign to his well-toned chest. It read: Santa Says You've Been Bad!!! Ho, Ho, Ho!’

The victim, personal trainer Trey Ziegler, was trouble in life and is causing even more problems in death. Vain, unfaithful and vindictive,

Trey had cultivated a lot of enemies. Which means Eve has a lot of potential suspects. And when she and Detective Peabody uncover Trey's sinister secret, the case takes a deadly turn.

Christmas may be a festival of light, but Eve and Roarke will be forced once more down a very dark path in their hunt for the truth.

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