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Fourteen-year-old Maryam and Zahra have always been the best of friends, despite their different backgrounds. Three decades later, in London, little has changed in their friendship. But when unwelcome ghosts from their shared past re-enter their world, both women find themselves driven to act in ways that will stretch and twist their bond beyond all recognition. Best of Friends is a novel about power and how we use it, and about what we owe to those who've loved us the longest.
Osman's beloved ageing investigators return in another captivating mystery that blends wry wit and deft characterisation with fast-paced, intricate plotting. It is an ordinary Thursday, and things should finally be returning to normal; except trouble is never far away where the Thursday Murder Club are concerned. A local news legend is on the hunt for a sensational headline, and soon the gang are hot on the trail of two murders, ten years apart.
It is 1660, General Edward Whalley and Colonel William
Goffe, father- and son-in-law, cross the Atlantic. They are on the run
and wanted for the murder of Charles I. In London, Richard Nayler, secretary of the regicide committee of the Privy
tasked with tracking down the fugitives. He'll stop at nothing until the two men are brought to justice. Act of Oblivion is an epic journey across continents, and a chase like no other.
In 1560s Florence; Lucrezia, third daughter of Cosimo de’ Medici, is comfortable with her obscure place in the palazzo. But when her older sister dies on the eve of her marriage, Lucrezia is thrust unwittingly into the limelight: the duke is quick to request her hand in marriage, and her father to accept on her behalf. Having barely left girlhood behind, Lucrezia must now make her way in a troubled court whose customs are opaque and where her arrival is not universally welcomed.
Maali Almeida, is a dead photographer who sets out to solve
the mystery of his own death and is given one week during which he can
travel between the
afterlife and the real world. In this time, he hopes to retrieve a set
of photographs, stored under a bed, and to persuade his friends to share
widely to expose the brutalities of the Sri Lankan Civil War.
One of Sri Lanka's foremost authors, Shehan Karunatilaka is back with a searing satire and state-of-the-nation epic that proves yet again that the best fiction offers the deeper truth.