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Andrew Pepper The Detective Branch A Pyke Mystery

Inspector Pyke is back in a tale of corruption and murder Pyke joins the newly formed Detective Branch of the Metropolitan Police, and is immediately confronted by a robbery at a pawnbroker’s, where three people are murdered. Now a colleague of the real-life Mr Whicher, he must find the culprit, and quickly. Especially as the identity of one of the victims threatens to expose his own criminal past. But when the trail leads to the Catholic Church, Pyke realises he is not the only one who would like his secrets to remain hidden... Andrew Pepper is 36 and lives in Belfast, where he is a lecturer in English at Queen's University.

Fiction Cased/Trade Paperback February £18.99/£12.99 352pp 234 x 153mm 978 0 297 85527 9/978 0 297 85528 6 Markets: World USA, Translation & Serial: W&N

Jim Powell The Breaking of Eggs

An incredible debut, as moving as it is funny, about self-realisation, second chances and the forces that shape our lives The Breaking of Eggs follows the extraordinary journey of Feliks Zukhowski, a man who once chose politics over people and ideas over love. Taking him from the boulevards of Paris to the ghettos of wartime Poland, via midwest America and the Berlin Wall, it is the story of a lonely man who discovers it needn’t have been so, and of a continent crippled by a century of war. Born in 1949, Jim Powell has managed an advertising agency, founded a pottery company, and stood as a parliamentary candidate. He lives in Northamptonshire.

Fiction Cased/Trade Paperback (export only) March £12.99/£12.99 304pp 216 x 135mm/234 x 153mm 978 0 297 85969 7/978 0 297 85977 2 Markets: World USA, Translation & Serial: W&N 3

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