Crime & Mystery
SynopsisSophie Rivers thinks she's fallen on her feet when a temporary research post takes her to George Muntz College, just yards from her Birmingham home. Her new employer offers pleasant, even lavish, facilities and state-of-the-art equipment. Perhaps, though, all is not as comfortable as it seems, as Melina, a computer technician, may have been about to explain. For once Sophie doesn't have time to listen. But when Melina is found dead, it's soon clear that other people are keen to hear what Sophie herself has to say - both her home and her college office are bugged.
There are any number of suspects. There's the elusive Principal; Melina's former colleague, Dr Trevelyan, rapidly confined to a psychiatric ward, and Richard Fairfax, the powerful property tycoon who enters Sophie's life. Then there's the fact that the College seems to lack only one thing: students . . .
Audiobook of the Month
The Last Kings of Sark - Rosa Rankin-Gee
The Last Kings of Sark is the stunning debut novel from promising young writer Rosa Rankin-Gee who was the 2011 Paris Literary prize-winner.
Jude is 21 when she flies to the island of Sark to tutor rich local boy Pip for the summer. Pip is awkward and his mother is unsettling, but at least there's Sofi, the family's holiday cook. When Pip's father goes away on holiday, science lessons are discarded and summer really begins. Soon something surprising brings the three together, but those strange, golden weeks cannot last forever.