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Each title has two downloadable, printable pdf links. One is for European paper size and gives European and other non-American distribution. The second is for US size and gives North American and other distribution sources. There are also direct Edelweiss ordering links for North American use. Both versions contain the same full title description and author information.

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After our top titles, this page is divided into the following sections:  Non-fiction    Romance and Women's fiction    Mystery, crime, detective, thriller, horror   Teenage and Y A (middle grade) fiction    Drama    Cross-genre titles will appear more than once

Our top titles for your seasonal sales

International crime / Women's fiction Horror / detective / thriller Mass behaviour
978-1-907230-69-1 978-1-907230-73-8 978-1-907230-08-0
The Sicilian Woman's Daughter Three British Mystery Novels Psychology of Crowds
Linda Lo Scuro Thomas Brown, David Stuart Davies, Nikki Dudley Gustave le Bon
Quality softcover  US$19.95  €16.95  £9.99 Quality softcover  US$29.95  €29  £25 PPC Hardcover  US$29.50  €18.75  £15.99
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"An extraordinary and inherently riveting read from beginning to end, The Sicilian Woman's Daughter is an original and deftly crafted novel showcasing the genuine flair for narrative storytelling by author Linda Lo Scuro (a pen name)...highly recommended for community library Contemporary General Fiction collections"

Midwest Book Review

Omnibus edition for the gift market

See individual titles: Lynnwood, A Taste for Blood, Ellipsis below

In this clear and vivid book, Gustave Le Bon throws light on the unconscious irrational workings of group thought and mass emotion as he places crowd ideology in opposition to free-thinking and independent minded individuals. He also shows how the behaviour of an individual changes when she/he is part of a crowd.

Non-fiction        

Economics, politics Mass behaviour Economics, finance, business
978-1-907230-65-3 978-1-907230-08-0 978-1-907230-31-8
Understanding Brexit Options Psychology of Crowds The Greatest Crash
David Kauders Gustave le Bon David Kauders
Quality softcover  US$18  €15  £11.99 PPC Hardcover  US$29.50  €18.75  £15.99 Quality softcover  US$21.50  €16.95  £12.99
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"...should be required reading for all those wishing to quickly grasp the consequences of Brexit" - Lord Bilimoria The orginal of this work, La Psychologie des Foules, was first translated anonymously into English possibly by a group of French students. Sparkling Books has corrected errors and anomalies in the original translation by reference to the Alcan edition. We have shortened a few passages but maintained the original footnotes and have added some footnotes of our own. "Radical thinkers might have a point" - Financial Times

Romance and Women's fiction   

Romance International crime / Women's fiction
978-1-907230-16-5 (USA 978-1-907230-75-2, Jan 2020) 978-1-907230-69-1
The Eloquence of Desire The Sicilian Woman's Daughter
Amanda Sington-Williams Linda Lo Scuro
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"I found my book club recommendation for this year!”

Reviewer, USA

If you loved My Brilliant Friend, The Godfather, and Montalbano, you’ll love this utterly gripping novel about women in organised crime in Sicily.

Mystery, crime, detective, thriller, horror  

Horror Detective Psychological thriller / Noir thriller
978-1-907230-38-7 978-1-907230-46-2 978-1-907230-18-9
Lynnwood A Taste for Blood Ellipsis
Thomas Brown David Stuart Davies Nikki Dudley
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FINALIST IN THE PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE

Lynnwood – a village with centuries of guilt on its conscience.

Two plots running parallel... you won't see what's coming.

The sixth novel in the Detective Johnny (One Eye) Hawke series.

"It’s a tale that will keep them wondering, gasping, thinking, smiling, grimacing, rereading. What more can a reader ask for?"

Spinetingler Magazine

These three titles also available as an omnibus edition for the gift market, Three British Mystery Novels
 
Urban fiction / New adult International crime / Women's fiction Detective
978-1-907230-51-6 978-1-907230-69-1 978-1-907230-68-4
Featherbones The Sicilian Woman's Daughter When Anthony Rathe Investigates
Thomas Brown Linda Lo Scuro Matthew Booth
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"This is an exquisitely written novel; deft, poised, and with a writer's ear for the rhythms of the world around us. Featherbones does the always-difficult job of making the strange familiar, while asking us to attend again to the things we think we know."

William May, Author and lecturer

“Featherbones ... is beautifully written, with almost lyrical prose. It’s the kind of book that sets the mood early and it can be a bit overwhelming in its greyness. Stay with it and you will be rewarded by a well plotted story that twists and wanders so many places. If you like Magical Realism with a tough of Psychological Suspense, this book will delight you. I think it would make an interesting book discussion selection.”

Janet Kinsella, Tacoma Public Library, USA

Most victims of the mafia are the Sicilians themselves. The role of women both as perpetrators and victims has been grossly overlooked. Until now.

As the daughter of Sicilian immigrants, in her teens Maria turns her back on her origins and fully embraces the English way of life. Notwithstanding her troubled and humble childhood in London, and backed up by her intelligence, beauty and sheer determination, she triumphantly works her way up to join the upper middle-class of British society. There she becomes a bastion of civility.

But a minor incident wakes up feelings of revenge in her like those lurking in Maria’s Sicilian origins. As she delves deeper into her mother’s family history a murky past unravels, drawing Maria more and more into a mire of vendetta.

The original Anthony Rathe stories of courtroom criminal cases appeared on American public radio, syndicated by the late Jim French through his Imagination Theater. When Anthony Rathe Investigates continues where the radio stories finished.

Prosecuting criminal cases, barrister Anthony Rathe convinced a jury to imprison an innocent man, who subsequently took his own life. Horrified at his mistake, Rathe abandons his glittering legal career, vowing to truly serve justice. A series of cases come his way.

These four stories, linked by how Rathe is racked with guilt over the suicide, explore crime from a different angle: determination to find the truth, no matter how inconvenient to the investigating officer, Inspector Cook. The reader is invited to join Rathe in solving these complex mysteries.

Teenage and Y A (middle grade) fiction

Mystery Fantasy Adventure School thriller
978-1-907230-45-5 978-1-907230-60-8 978-1-907230-44-8 978-1-907230-19-6
Petronella & the Trogot Petronella and the Janjilons Peregrine Harker & the Black Death The Boy Who Made it Rain
Cheryl Bentley Cheryl Bentley Luke Hollands Brian Conaghan
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“Kids will like this. Girls will like it for romance and boys will like it for the scare factor.”

Ann Klausing, Bookseller for Books-A-Million

“Loved this book engaged with it straight away - especially liked Betty. Delightful book. Well recommended.”

Lorraine Baker, Bookseller, Wales

“One hell of a lot of fun! Readers of all ages will gobble up this non-stop rip roaring adventure – don’t miss this one!”

Bill Baker, Educator, USA

"innovative and insightful... I couldn't wait to devour part two"

Times Educational Supplement

"I was utterly flabbergasted... one of the most compelling novels I've ever read"

Heffers Review, Cambridge

Books 1 and 2 of the Petronella series Adventure story for boys Brian Conaghan's first book

Drama

Comedy
978-1-907230-00-4
Il vero amico, translated as The True Friend
Carlo Goldoni
PPC Hardcover  US$28  €20  £15.99
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Italian and English parallel text

"a great gift for students of Italian/English, for students of Goldoni and Italian theatre, or for theatre-lovers. Or for a true friend."

Words to Good Effect

Wirebound edition: 978-1-907230-01-1  US$42  €30  £24

This edtion has identical pagination to the hardcover

North American buyers: the wirebound edition is not listed in Edelweiss,  please contact Sparkling Books

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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