The following new books are now on the shelves at Fish Hoek Library:

Non fiction        

Berry, Jason                 Render unto Rome

The secret life of money in the Catholic church.


Carroll, Sean B.            The making of the fittest: DNA and the ultimate forensic record of evolution

DNAVery recently, an important new aspect of DNA has been revealed—it contains a detailed record of evolution. That is, DNA is a living chronicle of how the marvellous creatures that inhabit our planet have adapted to its many environments, from the freezing waters of the Antarctic to the lush canopy of the rain forest. A highly readable narrative, Sean Carroll guides the general reader on a tour of the massive DNA record of three billion years of evolution to see how the fittest are made. And what a eye-opening tour it is—one featuring immortal genes, fossil genes, and genes that bear the scars of past battles with horrible diseases. This book clinches the case for evolution.



Kloester, Jennifer         Georgette Heyer

A wonderful entertaining biography–a readable and lively account of this beloved writer.


Larson, Erik                 In the garden of beasts


Manser, Riaan     Around Iceland on inspiration

South Africa’s best known adventurer takes on his toughest and coldest challenge ever – to kayak around Iceland accompanied by Dan Skinstad, who suffers from mild cerebral palsy.


Marius, Bernard           I hate my prostate


BletcheleyMcKay, Sinclair            Secret listeners: how the Y Service intercepted German codes for Bletchley Park

Follow-up to the bestselling The Secret Life of Bletchley Park, the hitherto-untold story of how young men and women across the world listened in to and intercepted the enemy’s radio traffic so that Bletchley Park’s codebreakers could turn the course of the war.


IngridMetelerkamp, Petrovna Ingrid Jonker: a poet’s life


Roberts, Michele          Paper houses: memoir


Spitz, Bob                    Dearie: the remarkable life of Julia Child

Arab springThe Arab Spring: rebellion, revolution and a new world order

In mid-December 2010 the desperate act of a young Tunisian barely featured on the global news agenda. But it set off a chain reaction of extraordinary events that would unseat dictators, reshape the political landscape of North Africa and the Middle East. As related by the Guardian.





CourtenayAnshaw, Carol              Carry the one

Barron, Stephanie        Flaw in the blood

Block, Stefan M            Storm at the door

Bugler, Suzanne          Safest place

Cain, Tom                    Revenger

Carver, Tania                Creeper

Chapman, Emma         How to be a good wife

FfordeCompton, Jodi             Hailey’s war

Courtenay, Bryce          Jack of diamonds

Jack of Diamonds is the story of a young, talented man, fighting to achieve his ambitions, and having to use his considerable talents to find his way in a perilous world.

Erdrich, Loiuse            Round house

Erskine, Barbara          River of destiny

Fforde, Jasper              The woman who died a lot

The BookWorld’s leading enforcement officer Thursday Next is four months into an enforced semi-retirement following Gstreinan assassination attempt. She returns home to Swindon for what you’d expect to be a time of recuperation. If only life were that simple.
Fossum, Karin             In the darkness

Gear, Kathleen O’neal   Broken land: people of the Longhouse

Grafton, Sue                 Kinsey and me: stories

Gstrein, Norbert           Winters in the south

War, betrayal, exile and identity are jagged and cut deep as the Austrian writer Norbert Gstrein continues his exploration of the Croatian war of independence.

Harkness, Deborah       Shadow of night

DuneHerbert, Brian               Sisterhood of Dune

Hewson, David             The killing 2

Jenkins, Jerry              Betrayal

Jenkins, Jerry              Last operative

Jordan Kirkwood an NSA intelligence officer, wants to go quietly into the sunset. But that was before he was given intelligence information during the recent mission to Germany. The threat is grave–bigger than 9/11.

Jordan, Robert             Memory of light (The wheel of time #14)

For twenty years The Wheel of Time has enthralled more than forty million readers in over thirty-two languages. A memory of light brings this majestic fantasy creation to its richly satisfying conclusion.
Last operativeWorking from notes and partials left by Robert Jordan when he died in 2007, and consulting with Jordan’s widow, who edited all of Jordan’s books, established fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson has recreated the vision Jordan left behind.

Kerley, J. A.                 Buried alive

La Valle, Victor                        Devil in silver

Lanchester, John         Capital

A sweeping social novel set at the height of the financial crisis.

Locke, John                 Lethal people

MacBride, Stuart          Close to the bone

Memory of light


MacKenzie, Jassy         Folly

Emma Caine is pushing forty and life is hitting her hard. Her husband has been brain damaged, she’s lost her job, and she might lose her home. Instead of giving up, Emma starts hitting back. Drawing on experiences from a misspent youth, she opens a domination dungeon in an outbuilding in her garden and sets herself up as a dominatrix. A sexy, moving South African story.

Pepper, Andrew           Detective Branch: a Pyke novel

Ratner, Vaddey In the shadow of the banyan

For seven-year-old Raami, the shattering end of childhood begins with the footsteps of her father returning home in the early dawn hours bringing details of the civil war that has overwhelmed the streets of Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital.

Reichert, M.Z.               Isaac Asimovs I robot: to protect

Showalter, Gena           Darkest night

Showalter, Gena           Darkest whisper



Stine, R. L.
                   Red rainSteel, Danielle              Gift of hope

Vine, Barbara               The child’s child

The Child’s Child is an ingenious novel-within-a-novel about family, betrayal, and disgrace. A master of psychological suspense, Ruth Rendell, writing as Barbara Vine, takes us where violence and social taboos collide. She shows how society’s treatment of those it once considered undesirable has changed — and how sometimes it hasn’t

Williams, Amanda        Stranger you seek

Williams, Lisa              Survival of the soul