We have another amazing book list to share with you from Pegasus, with everything from kids books to fantasy and crime, there is something for everyone!
Does Butter Fly?
This is a wonderful way to kick off this Christmas Book List. Does Butter Fly? by Flick Jones is a lovely anthology of poems for children featuring a collection of lovable and charming characters such as Monica Veronica, Sienda Brenda and Paddy the Dandy Cat, spend time with Sidney the Spider who doesn’t want to scare people and find out what could happen if you were a fairy.
Enchanting and adorable, the fun, cheery poems are all accompanied by cute illustrations making this a fantastic introduction to poetry for children that they will enjoy time and time again.
The Mercies of Gwenda Wade
A. J. Porter’s Mercies of Gwenda Wade is a fantastic thriller based around the series of murders that have been occurring in the Norfolk Fens.
DCI Hettie Trenchard has been tasked with uncovering the murderer, a serial killer that seemingly takes lives at random, with no connection between the victims. She is distracted though, searching for her birth mother Hettie is constantly battling to split her time between the two investigations.
Gwenda Wade is a quite, unassuming person, she keeps herself to herself, hates confrontation of any kind and is faced with a terrible dilemma for a dutiful god fearing vicar’s daughter. Her choice means she must either break one of the commandments that she has lived her life by – honour thy father and mother or thou shalt not kill.
Atmospheric and a book that draws you further into the world that Hettie and Gewnda reside in, with each page turn.
Inside Edmund Carson
Inside Edmund Carson by Tony Bury is an incredibly unique book from the thriller section.
The story follows Edmund Carson from his younger years up to when he turns seventeen and is written from his perspective. Right from the get go you can see what a dark soul this boy has. His thoughts about the people around him and those he encounters, demonstrates his dangerous nature.
Edmund despises everyone and holds them all in contempt. He is driven by a disturbed and venomous outlook on life, one that leads him to commit terrible crimes.
The book gives the reader a unique experience, instead of being inside the heads of our victims, we are dragged through the book by Edmund himself, gaining a rare insight into the mind of someone who is dangerous, who creates victims and isn’t going to stop.
The Adventures of Tattie and Neeps
Tattie and Neeps are two dogs that are absolutely identical to look at, but when it comes to their personalities they couldn’t be more different.
Tattie loves to have adventures, investigating and exploring, finding trouble along the way, whereas Neeps is the sensible one, well behaved and calm in nature.
Tattie and Neeps are off to the park, but what will Tattie get up to whilst she is there? Will she get them into bother? Find out by reading this charming little adventure.
The House at Old Farm
The House At Old Farm is set in 1984, Gerry Ried is an MI5 operative, undercover in the IRA. He has infiltrated the terror organisation, but it’s not enough, he wants to get closer to one of the most important men, Liam, but to achieve this he has to risk everything. He gets deeper and deeper into the IRA and is involved in more and more terrorist activities, including the Brighton Bombing, a plot to kill Margaret Thatcher and her entire cabinet. The slightest mistake could compromise his cover.
Despite the danger, Gerry takes risks and one of those risks is finding a way to warn another undercover operative involved with the IRA, that his cover has been blown. This causes Gerry to become paranoid though and he spends much of his time worried he has been discovered, he is convinced they are watching him and fears for his life, but his determination to get closer to Liam and hand him over to the authorities keeps him in place. Could his job be about to cost him his life?
The House At Old Farm is thrilling, full of suspense and a real fear that Gerry is being watched. You delve into a world of terror and espionage, feeling the apprehension that Gerry experiences, but ultimately hoping that his skills as an undercover agent are enough to keep him safe. A real page turner, you wont want to put this book down!