New books in the Fish Hoek Library : December 2013



Andrew Taylor                           The scent of death

Emma van der Vliet                Thirty second world is a funny, moving, real-world tale set in the unreal world of the South African film industry.

Derek B Miller                              Norwegian by night 

Jesse Kellerman                         I’ll catch you

Martin Amis                                  Lionel Asbo

Andrea Camilleri                       The potter’s field :  An Inspector Montalbano mystery

Debbie Macomber                    The inn at Rose Harbour

Vikas Swarup                               The accidental apprentice

Henning Mankell                      A treacherous paradise

James Meek                                  The heart broke in

Catherine Priest                        Boneshaker  (Fantasy)

Val McDermid                            Cross and burn

Conn Iggulden                           Stormbird : Wars of the Roses

Sandra Brown                            Deadline

Gareth Crocker                         King; Journey from darkness; and Finding Jack

Fannie Flagg                               All girl filling station’s last reunion

Frederick Forsyth                  Kill list

Elizabeth Gilbert                    Signature of all things. Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction, inserting her inimitable voice into an enthralling story of love, adventure and discovery. Spanning much of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Stephen King                            Doctor Sleep

James Patterson                     Mistress

Ruth Rendell                            No man’s nightingale. The enthralling new novel in Rendell’s masterful Inspector Wexford series, which will soon mark its fiftieth anniversary.

Lauren Weisberger            Revenge wears Prada

Sue Grafton                             W is for wasted

Jo Nesbo                                    Police

Eleanor Catton                    Luminaries. Winner of the 2013 Man Booker Prize. Richly evoking a mid-nineteenth-century world of shipping, banking, and gold rush boom and bust, The Luminaries is a brilliantly constructed, fiendishly clever ghost story and a gripping page-turner.

Norah Roberts                    Key of knowledge

Karin Fossum                     I can see in the dark

Will Self                                 Umbrella  Booker-shortlisted Umbrella, is a strange and sprawling modernist experiment that takes the human mind as its subject and, like the human mind, is infinitely capacious, wretchedly petty and ultimately magnificent, even in its defects.

Abraham Verghese            Tennis partner

William Boyd                       Solo : a James Bond novel

Amy Tan                                  The valley of amazement

Lynda La Plante                 Wrongful death

Steven Erikson                   Forge of darkness : The first book of the Kharkanas trilogy

Robert Harris                       An officer and a spy

Jeffrey Archer                     Twelve red herrings

Alexander McCall Smith   The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection and The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon : the latest from the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency

Helen Fielding                     Bridget Jones : mad about the boy


Non Fiction

Karen Ulrich                          How to write your life history

Ivan Hissey                          The professional step-by-step guide to cartooning

Rosie Swale Pope              Just a little run around the world

What you really need to know about  the law in South Africa

Cheryl Strayed                    Tiny beautiful things. Author of Wild, Strayed is Dear Sugar an online agony aunt, whose columns will infuriate some but delight many more.


Ian Doescher                       William Shakespeare’s Star Wars. Retelling of George Lucas’s epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon.

Lesley Gillett                         Life on a Cape farm. Delicious recipes from the Bartholomeus Klip farmhouse kitchen.

Robin Binckes                       Great Trek uncut

Gabrielle Walker                  Antarctica : an intimate portrait of the world’s most mysterious continent.

Malcolm Gradwell              David and Goliath : underdogs, misfits and the art of battling giants.

Anthony Butler                   Cyril Ramaphosa

Malala Yousafzia                I am Malala

Errieda du Toit                    Master Chef South Africa : the cookbook

Celia Lyttelton                     The scent trail

Jonathan Clements           Darwin’s notebook

Zarah Ghahramani             My life as a traitor