Spydus Search Results - New books https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?QRY=BIBITM%3E%20(FILTER%3A%201%20%2B%20ITMFADTE%3A%20%22LASTMONTH%20-%20THISMONTH%22%20-%20MINOR%3A%20ITD16)%20-%20BIBITM%3E%20(FILTER%3A%201%20%2B%20ITMFADTE%3A%20%22%3C%20LASTMONTH%22)%20%2B%20BFRMT%3A%20BK&QRYTEXT=New%20books&SETLVL=SET&CF=BIB&SORTS=DTE.DATE1.DESC&NRECS=20&ISGLB=0 Spydus Search Results en © 2022 Civica Pty Limited. All rights reserved. The maps book / Joanne Bourne. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3584969&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Explore the amazing world of maps from the first sketches on cave walls to real time maps on phones. Discover their incredible history and marvel at ancient maps, war maps, weather maps and even interactive maps from computer games. Packed with awesome facts, kids will soon grasp how to read maps and symbols - plus learn how to make their own! Explore the amazing world of maps from the first sketches on cave walls to real time maps on phones. Discover their incredible history and marvel at ancient maps, war maps, weather maps and even interactive maps from computer games. Packed with awesome facts, kids will soon grasp how to read maps and symbols - plus learn how to make their own!<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Bourne, Joanne<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Dublin : Lonely Planet Kids, 2024.<br />160 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white, and colour) ; 31 cm<br /><br />Children's Centre - (Dundee) - Children's Non-fiction - 912 - Available - C01112391X<br /> Listen : on music, sound and us / Michel Faber. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3584975&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 There are countless books on music with much analysis given to musicians, bands, eras and/or genres. But rarely does a book delve into what's going on inside us when we listen. Michel Faber explores two big questions: how we listen to music and why we listen to music. To answer these he considers biology, age, illness, the notion of 'cool', commerce, the dichotomy between 'good' and 'bad' taste and, through extensive interviews with musicians, unlocks some surprising answers. There are countless books on music with much analysis given to musicians, bands, eras and/or genres. But rarely does a book delve into what's going on inside us when we listen. Michel Faber explores two big questions: how we listen to music and why we listen to music. To answer these he considers biology, age, illness, the notion of 'cool', commerce, the dichotomy between 'good' and 'bad' taste and, through extensive interviews with musicians, unlocks some surprising answers.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Faber, Michel<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Edinburgh : Canongate, 2023.<br />368 pages ; 24 cm<br /><br />Opportunities Room - (Dundee) - Adult Non-fiction - 780.1 - Available - C01113327X<br /> This plague of souls / Mike McCormack. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3584976&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Nealon returns to his family home in Ireland for the first time in years, only to be greeted by a completely empty house. No heat or light, no furniture, no sign of his wife or child anywhere. It seems the world has forgotten that he even existed. The one exception is a persistent caller on the telephone, someone who seems to know everything about Nealon's life, his recent bother with the law and, more importantly, what has happened to his family. All Nealon needs to do is talk with him. But the more he talks the closer Nealon gets to the same trouble he was in years ago, tangled in the very crimes of which he claims to be innocent. Nealon returns to his family home in Ireland for the first time in years, only to be greeted by a completely empty house. No heat or light, no furniture, no sign of his wife or child anywhere. It seems the world has forgotten that he even existed. The one exception is a persistent caller on the telephone, someone who seems to know everything about Nealon's life, his recent bother with the law and, more importantly, what has happened to his family. All Nealon needs to do is talk with him. But the more he talks the closer Nealon gets to the same trouble he was in years ago, tangled in the very crimes of which he claims to be innocent.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>McCormack, Mike, 1965-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Edinburgh : Canongate, 2023.<br />208 pages ; 22 cm<br /><br />Leisure Reading Centre - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Onloan - Due: 09 Dec 2023 - C01112709X<br /> ABC of kindness at Christmas / by Patricia Hegarty ; illustrated by Summer Macon. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3584981&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Discover all the ways to be kind and thoughtful at Christmas with this adorable board book. Join a cast of cute animal characters as you celebrate the joy and love which the holidays can bring - from A to Z! Discover all the ways to be kind and thoughtful at Christmas with this adorable board book. Join a cast of cute animal characters as you celebrate the joy and love which the holidays can bring - from A to Z!<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Hegarty, Patricia<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Little Tiger, 2023.<br />22 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 18 cm<br /><br />Children's Centre - (Dundee) - Children's Fiction - Seasonal - Onloan - Due: 17 Feb 2024 - C01112377X<br /> You're my little Christmas cookie / Nicola Edwards ; illustrated by Natalie Marshall. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3584983&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Celebrate your little Christmas Cookie with this sweet and colourful rhyming board book. Little ones will love the chunky board pages, peek-through holes and raised pieces in this tactile book. Celebrate your little Christmas Cookie with this sweet and colourful rhyming board book. Little ones will love the chunky board pages, peek-through holes and raised pieces in this tactile book.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Edwards, Nicola<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Little Tiger, 2023.<br />20 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 19 cm<br /><br />Children's Centre - (Dundee) - Children's Fiction - Seasonal - Onloan - Due: 16 Dec 2023 - C01112369X<br /> Lenny Lemmon and the trail of Crumbs / Ben Davis ; illustrated by James Lancett. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3584987&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 When an important visitor turns up at school one day, Lenny and his friends are surprised to find themselves sent to the back field to count the footballs and tidy up the bibs. The school dog, Crumbs, has been sent there too. He's quite a lively dog and prone to over-enthusiasm. Suddenly they realise it's all a ruse to keep them away from the guest! Furious, and not a little hurt, our heroes rush into school, demanding answers and an apology. The subsequent encounter (chase) with the important visitor nearly brings down the school. But, of course, Lenny and friends, with the help of the enthusiastic Crumbs, save the day and show everyone that Fleurwood Academy is the place to be! When an important visitor turns up at school one day, Lenny and his friends are surprised to find themselves sent to the back field to count the footballs and tidy up the bibs. The school dog, Crumbs, has been sent there too. He's quite a lively dog and prone to over-enthusiasm. Suddenly they realise it's all a ruse to keep them away from the guest! Furious, and not a little hurt, our heroes rush into school, demanding answers and an apology. The subsequent encounter (chase) with the important visitor nearly brings down the school. But, of course, Lenny and friends, with the help of the enthusiastic Crumbs, save the day and show everyone that Fleurwood Academy is the place to be!<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Davis, Ben, 1985 or 1986-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Nosy Crow, 2023.<br />152 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm<br /><br />Children's Centre - (Dundee) - Children's Fiction - Available - C01111239X<br /> Spread the joy / Gaby Roslin. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3585293&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Over the years, we have come to know and love Gaby Roslin for her unbridled enthusiasm and infectious energy, and she is on a mission to help others discover the joys that life has to offer. In 'Spread the Joy', Gaby guides readers in living a more joyous life. Whether at home, running errands, at work or on your morning stroll, there are so many opportunities to find and appreciate life's everyday joyful moments. Packed with heart-warming stories, charming illustrations, hilarious anecdotes, practical tips and inspired tricks, this guided journal shows readers how they can not only discover life's simple pleasures, but also learn the invaluable gift of spreading joy to others. Over the years, we have come to know and love Gaby Roslin for her unbridled enthusiasm and infectious energy, and she is on a mission to help others discover the joys that life has to offer. In 'Spread the Joy', Gaby guides readers in living a more joyous life. Whether at home, running errands, at work or on your morning stroll, there are so many opportunities to find and appreciate life's everyday joyful moments. Packed with heart-warming stories, charming illustrations, hilarious anecdotes, practical tips and inspired tricks, this guided journal shows readers how they can not only discover life's simple pleasures, but also learn the invaluable gift of spreading joy to others.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Roslin, Gaby<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : HQ, 2023.<br />256 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 23 cm<br /><br />Opportunities Room - (Dundee) - Adult Non-fiction - 152.42 - Health and Wellbeing - Available - C01112037X<br /> He/she/they : how we talk about gender and why it matters / Schuyler Bailar. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3585310&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Gender is a human experience, not just a trans experience. Every single one of us has a relationship to gender, so how can we change the way we talk about it, challenge misconceptions, and become better allies? Schuyler Bailar is the first transgender athlete to compete on the Harvard University Swim team. His difficult choice - to transition while potentially giving up the prospect of being a national champion - was historic. This book will provide readers with essential trans and gender literacy through empowering and informative stories from his own experiences, and those of other trans and non-binary individuals around the world. This urgent, hopeful guide will cover everything from understanding what gender is and how to talk about it, to gender in the world and how to be a better ally. Gender is a human experience, not just a trans experience. Every single one of us has a relationship to gender, so how can we change the way we talk about it, challenge misconceptions, and become better allies? Schuyler Bailar is the first transgender athlete to compete on the Harvard University Swim team. His difficult choice - to transition while potentially giving up the prospect of being a national champion - was historic. This book will provide readers with essential trans and gender literacy through empowering and informative stories from his own experiences, and those of other trans and non-binary individuals around the world. This urgent, hopeful guide will cover everything from understanding what gender is and how to talk about it, to gender in the world and how to be a better ally.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Bailar, Schuyler<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Penguin Life, 2023.<br />256 pages ; 22 cm<br /><br />Leisure Reading Centre - (Dundee) - Adult Non-fiction - 305.3 - LGBT+ - Onloan - Due: 11 Dec 2023 - C01111452X<br />Whitfield Library - (Dundee) - Adult Non-fiction - 305.3 - Available - C01111797X<br /> ABC : an alphabet book of art / written and edited by Vicky Armstrong. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3585311&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Featuring artists from Gustav Klimt to Vincent van Gogh, young readers can learn the alphabet while discovering some of the world's most well-known paintings and intricate textiles. Developed in collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 'The Met ABC' will spark a lifelong love of learning and art appreciation. Featuring artists from Gustav Klimt to Vincent van Gogh, young readers can learn the alphabet while discovering some of the world's most well-known paintings and intricate textiles. Developed in collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 'The Met ABC' will spark a lifelong love of learning and art appreciation.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Armstrong, Vicky<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2023.<br />30 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 19 cm<br /><br />Children's Centre - (Dundee) - Children's Fiction - Board books - Available - C01110424X<br /> How to win at chess : the ultimate guide for beginners and beyond / Levy Rozman. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3585314&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 'How to Win at Chess' teaches you everything you need to know about the game, including all the important moves and strategies to start off strong and keep you thinking several steps ahead. The first half of this unique guide introduces rising players (0-800 Elo rating) to the four key areas to consider when playing chess-openings, endings, tactics, and strategy - and the second half builds upon these core skills for more experienced players (800-1300 Elo rating). Brimming with practical and easy-to-follow tips for improving your game, the book includes over 500 instructional gameplay illustrations to help you better visualise the board, as well as chapter-specific QR codes for exclusive bonus content on Chessly, Rozman's teaching platform. 'How to Win at Chess' teaches you everything you need to know about the game, including all the important moves and strategies to start off strong and keep you thinking several steps ahead. The first half of this unique guide introduces rising players (0-800 Elo rating) to the four key areas to consider when playing chess-openings, endings, tactics, and strategy - and the second half builds upon these core skills for more experienced players (800-1300 Elo rating). Brimming with practical and easy-to-follow tips for improving your game, the book includes over 500 instructional gameplay illustrations to help you better visualise the board, as well as chapter-specific QR codes for exclusive bonus content on Chessly, Rozman's teaching platform.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Rozman, Levy<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Particular Books, 2023.<br />272 pages : illustrations ; 19 x 21 cm<br /><br />Opportunities Room - (Dundee) - Adult Non-fiction - 794.12 - Onloan - Due: 09 Dec 2023 - C01112827X<br /> Judgment prey / John Sandford. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3585544&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 When federal judge Alex Sand and his two young sons are shot in cold blood at their family home, the brutality of the murders leaves their wealthy St. Paul community reeling. There's no shortage of people with a vendetta against the judge, but the collapse of a major charitable donation he had planned complicates things further, leaving the money in limbo and all eyes on his grief-stricken widow. As public pressure mounts and both the local police force and the FBI hit one dead end after another, it isn't long before Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers are called in. The duo are determined to chase down every angle and every theory until they figure out who killed the Sands. But when they find themselves stonewalled by the most unlikely of forces, they begin to wonder if each misdirection might actually lead them closer to the truth. When federal judge Alex Sand and his two young sons are shot in cold blood at their family home, the brutality of the murders leaves their wealthy St. Paul community reeling. There's no shortage of people with a vendetta against the judge, but the collapse of a major charitable donation he had planned complicates things further, leaving the money in limbo and all eyes on his grief-stricken widow. As public pressure mounts and both the local police force and the FBI hit one dead end after another, it isn't long before Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers are called in. The duo are determined to chase down every angle and every theory until they figure out who killed the Sands. But when they find themselves stonewalled by the most unlikely of forces, they begin to wonder if each misdirection might actually lead them closer to the truth.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Sandford, John, 1944-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Simon & Schuster, 2023.<br />387 pages ; 24 cm.<br />Lucas Davenport & Virgil Flowers novel<br />A Lucas Davenport & Virgil Flowers novel ; 33<br /><br />Ardler Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Available - C01112504X<br />Broughty Ferry Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Onloan - Due: 14 Dec 2023 - C01112612X<br />Charleston Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Available - C01112731X<br />Coldside Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Onloan - Due: 12 Dec 2023 - C01112664X<br />Leisure Reading Centre - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Available - C01112688X<br />Lochee Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Available - C01112528X<br />Menzieshill Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Onloan - Due: 12 Dec 2023 - C01111691X<br /> Too much too young : the 2 Tone Records story : rude boys, racism and the soundtrack of a generation / Daniel Rachel. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3585549&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 2 Tone was black and white: a multi-racial force of British and Caribbean island musicians singing about social issues, racism, class and gender struggles. The idea of 2 Tone was born in Coventry, masterminded by a middle-class art student raised in the church. Jerry Dammers had a vision of an English Motown. Borrowing £700, the label's first record featured 'Gangsters' by The Specials' backed by an instrumental track by the, as yet, unformed, Selecter. Within two months the single was at number six in the national charts. Dammers signed Madness, The Beat and The Bodysnatchers as a glut of successive hits propelled 2 Tone onto Top of the Pops and into the hearts and minds of a generation. Told in three parts, 'Too Much Too Young' is the definitive story of a label that for a brief, bright burning moment, shaped British culture. 2 Tone was black and white: a multi-racial force of British and Caribbean island musicians singing about social issues, racism, class and gender struggles. The idea of 2 Tone was born in Coventry, masterminded by a middle-class art student raised in the church. Jerry Dammers had a vision of an English Motown. Borrowing £700, the label's first record featured 'Gangsters' by The Specials' backed by an instrumental track by the, as yet, unformed, Selecter. Within two months the single was at number six in the national charts. Dammers signed Madness, The Beat and The Bodysnatchers as a glut of successive hits propelled 2 Tone onto Top of the Pops and into the hearts and minds of a generation. Told in three parts, 'Too Much Too Young' is the definitive story of a label that for a brief, bright burning moment, shaped British culture.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Rachel, Daniel<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : White Rabbit, 2023.<br />xxiv, 520 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm<br /><br />Arthurstone Library - (Dundee) - Adult Non-fiction - 338.47781 - Onloan - Due: 08 Dec 2023 - C01111333X<br />Broughty Ferry Library - (Dundee) - Adult Non-fiction - 338.47781 - Available - C01111734X<br />Opportunities Room - (Dundee) - Adult Non-fiction - 338.47781 - Available - C01112164X<br /> Child of the ruins / Kate Furnivall. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3585553&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Two families divided by war. An entire city on the edge of disaster. 1948, Berlin. World War II has ended and there is supposed to be peace; but Russian troops have closed all access to the city. Roads, railway lines and waterways are blocked and two million people are trapped, relying on airlifts of food, water and medicine to survive. The sharp eyes of the Russian state police watch everything; no one can be trusted. Anna and Ingrid are both searching for answers - and revenge - in the messy aftermath of war. They understand that survival comes only by knowing what to trade: food; medicine; heirlooms; secrets. Both are living in the shadows of a city where the line between right and wrong has become dangerously blurred. But they cannot give up in the search for a lost child. Two families divided by war. An entire city on the edge of disaster. 1948, Berlin. World War II has ended and there is supposed to be peace; but Russian troops have closed all access to the city. Roads, railway lines and waterways are blocked and two million people are trapped, relying on airlifts of food, water and medicine to survive. The sharp eyes of the Russian state police watch everything; no one can be trusted. Anna and Ingrid are both searching for answers - and revenge - in the messy aftermath of war. They understand that survival comes only by knowing what to trade: food; medicine; heirlooms; secrets. Both are living in the shadows of a city where the line between right and wrong has become dangerously blurred. But they cannot give up in the search for a lost child.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Furnivall, Kate<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2023.<br />416 pages ; 24 cm<br /><br />Leisure Reading Centre - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Available - C01113705X<br /> Fly away Paul : how McCartney survived the Beatles, found his Wings and became a solo superstar / Lesley-Ann Jones. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3585554&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 No comprehensive biography of the time Paul McCartney spent with Wings has ever been published. A period often dismissed as McCartney's 'missing' years, in fact the band lasted for a decade: two years longer than the Beatles, and wielded such impact and influence that they at one point achieved the status as the biggest live band in the world. Band on the Run sold over six million copies worldwide and became EMI's biggest selling album of the 1970s in the UK. Music biographer Lesley-Ann Jones has met McCartney many times and knew his late wife Linda. Here she shows how crucial Linda was to the evolution of Wings - at great cost to herself given the ridicule she was to encounter. Drawing on extensive interviews and her trademark meticulous research, Jones shows how this period in Paul McCartney's career was to become crucial not only to his development as an artist, but to his very survival. No comprehensive biography of the time Paul McCartney spent with Wings has ever been published. A period often dismissed as McCartney's 'missing' years, in fact the band lasted for a decade: two years longer than the Beatles, and wielded such impact and influence that they at one point achieved the status as the biggest live band in the world. Band on the Run sold over six million copies worldwide and became EMI's biggest selling album of the 1970s in the UK. Music biographer Lesley-Ann Jones has met McCartney many times and knew his late wife Linda. Here she shows how crucial Linda was to the evolution of Wings - at great cost to herself given the ridicule she was to encounter. Drawing on extensive interviews and her trademark meticulous research, Jones shows how this period in Paul McCartney's career was to become crucial not only to his development as an artist, but to his very survival.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Jones, Lesley-Ann<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Coronet, 2023.<br />xi, 340 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm<br /><br />Leisure Reading Centre - (Dundee) - Adult Non-fiction - 782.42166B - Onloan - Due: 29 Nov 2023 - C01111494X<br /> Winter wellness : nourishing recipes to keep you healthy when it's cold / Rachel de Thample. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3585586&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 'Winter Wellness' brings warmth and joy to the coldest season, with delightful recipes and fresh insight to help inspire pause, reflection and nourishment at the time of year we need it most. 'Winter Wellness' brings warmth and joy to the coldest season, with delightful recipes and fresh insight to help inspire pause, reflection and nourishment at the time of year we need it most.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>De Thample, Rachel<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Bloomsbury, 2023.<br />304 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 25 cm<br /><br />Blackness Library - (Dundee) - Adult Non-fiction - 641.563 - Onloan - Due: 09 Dec 2023 - C01112437X<br /> To die for / Lisa Gray. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3585610&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 In the elite world of luxury real estate, it is often kill or be killed, something agent Andi Hart knows all too well - and after recent events, she's ready to set her own rules. So when her boss challenges the team to find a buyer for a glitzy Malibu beach house, with a prize commission of a cool $1 million, she knows it's her ticket to a new life. But she's not the only one who not only wants but needs the money. Each of her four colleagues has secrets they're eager to hide - secrets $1 million would go a long way in concealing. And soon, it becomes clear all five would do just about anything to get their hands on it. When a dead body is found at the open house, the dream home becomes a nightmarish crime scene. Has the contest reached a deadly new level, or is there something more sinister at work? In the elite world of luxury real estate, it is often kill or be killed, something agent Andi Hart knows all too well - and after recent events, she's ready to set her own rules. So when her boss challenges the team to find a buyer for a glitzy Malibu beach house, with a prize commission of a cool $1 million, she knows it's her ticket to a new life. But she's not the only one who not only wants but needs the money. Each of her four colleagues has secrets they're eager to hide - secrets $1 million would go a long way in concealing. And soon, it becomes clear all five would do just about anything to get their hands on it. When a dead body is found at the open house, the dream home becomes a nightmarish crime scene. Has the contest reached a deadly new level, or is there something more sinister at work?<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Gray, Lisa (Journalist)<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Seattle : Thomas & Mercer, 2023.<br />334 pages<br /><br />Fintry Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Scottish Collection - Onloan - Due: 19 Dec 2023 - C01110967X<br /> The coming of Galactus / Stan Lee ; illustrated by Jack Kirby. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3585688&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Stan Lee and Jack Kirby redrew the comic world when they launched Fantastic Four in 1961. They went on to populate the Marvel Universe with an incredible array of costumed characters. In this great tome, the legendary creators introduce the World-Eater, AKA Galactus, and his enigmatic herald, the Silver Surfer, as they come for Earth in one of the greatest comic book sagas ever told! Stan Lee and Jack Kirby redrew the comic world when they launched Fantastic Four in 1961. They went on to populate the Marvel Universe with an incredible array of costumed characters. In this great tome, the legendary creators introduce the World-Eater, AKA Galactus, and his enigmatic herald, the Silver Surfer, as they come for Earth in one of the greatest comic book sagas ever told!<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Lee, Stan, 1922-2018<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Tunbridge Wells : Panini Publishing, 2023.<br />200 pages : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 26 cm.<br />Fantastic Four<br /><br />Teenage Library - (Dundee) - Graphic novel - Onloan - Due: 29 Nov 2023 - C01111788X<br /> I'm feeling (a little bit) shy / Anna Milbourne ; illustrated by Åsa Gilland. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3585702&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 This little girl sometimes finds it very hard to say hello. She struggles going into groups or parties and is very scared of starting a new school. However, when she shares her feelings, she learns that everyone feels shy sometimes - even her exuberant big brother! Shyness is just a feeling that will pass. This realisation enables her to begin to find her own way to deal with new situations. She can just watch and listen until she is ready to join in. And nervous butterflies she feels on her first day? They help her pay attention - and notice children who might become wonderful new friends! The believable characters, busy scenes and ingenious holes in the pages make this a helpful, heartwarming story that young children can relate to. It's a perfect book to help children cope with feeling shy. This little girl sometimes finds it very hard to say hello. She struggles going into groups or parties and is very scared of starting a new school. However, when she shares her feelings, she learns that everyone feels shy sometimes - even her exuberant big brother! Shyness is just a feeling that will pass. This realisation enables her to begin to find her own way to deal with new situations. She can just watch and listen until she is ready to join in. And nervous butterflies she feels on her first day? They help her pay attention - and notice children who might become wonderful new friends! The believable characters, busy scenes and ingenious holes in the pages make this a helpful, heartwarming story that young children can relate to. It's a perfect book to help children cope with feeling shy.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Milbourne, Anna<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Usborne Publishing Ltd., 2023.<br />22 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 30 cm<br /><br />Children's Centre - (Dundee) - Children's Fiction - Picture Book - Available - C01112594X<br /> The infertile midwife : in search of motherhood : a memoir / Sophie Martin. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3585705&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Here is an insightful, moving memoir, capturing life working as a midwife in a busy NHS hospital at the same time as dealing with experiences of infertility, IVF, and loss. Here is an insightful, moving memoir, capturing life working as a midwife in a busy NHS hospital at the same time as dealing with experiences of infertility, IVF, and loss.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Martin, Sophie<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Quadrille Publishing, 2023.<br />272 pages ; 22 cm<br /><br />Leisure Reading Centre - (Dundee) - Adult Non-fiction - 618.178 - Life Experiences - Available - C01112495X<br /> The hacienda / Isabel Canas. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3585706&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 During the overthrow of the Mexican government, Beatriz's father was executed and her home destroyed. She flees to Hacienda San Isidro with her secretive fiancé Don Rodolfo Solorzano. However, it is not the sanctuary she imagines, and is soon haunted by visions and voices that invade her sleep. Something is wrong with the hacienda. And no one there will help her. Desperate for help, she clings to the young priest, Padre Andres, as an ally. No ordinary priest, Andres will have to rely on his skills as a witch to battle the malevolent presence haunting the hacienda. During the overthrow of the Mexican government, Beatriz's father was executed and her home destroyed. She flees to Hacienda San Isidro with her secretive fiancé Don Rodolfo Solorzano. However, it is not the sanctuary she imagines, and is soon haunted by visions and voices that invade her sleep. Something is wrong with the hacienda. And no one there will help her. Desperate for help, she clings to the young priest, Padre Andres, as an ally. No ordinary priest, Andres will have to rely on his skills as a witch to battle the malevolent presence haunting the hacienda.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Cañas, Isabel<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>Oxford : Solaris, 2023.<br />1 volume ; 20 cm<br /><br />Lochee Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Horror - Available - C01112535X<br /> The Christmas love letters / Sue Moorcroft. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3586034&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 The love letters were only the start of the story. Tucked into a crook of the Norfolk coast lies Nelson's Bar - an idyllic village where time seems to stand still. Maddy Austen has called this beautiful spot home all her life, as had her husband Adey - until one snowy night an epic row sent him storming out, never to be seen again. Six years on, and Maddy's life in the village has settled into a gentle pattern with her daughter Lyla and Great-Aunt Ruthie. However, when handsome stranger Raff turns up at Ruthie's door with a handful of long-forgotten love letters, their quiet life is upended as family secrets from the past are unearthed. As Raff and Maddy get to know each other, they grow closer and a love story of their own seems inevitable. But when Maddy receives a mysterious message, she can't help but wonder whether her own past is as distant as she thought it was. The love letters were only the start of the story. Tucked into a crook of the Norfolk coast lies Nelson's Bar - an idyllic village where time seems to stand still. Maddy Austen has called this beautiful spot home all her life, as had her husband Adey - until one snowy night an epic row sent him storming out, never to be seen again. Six years on, and Maddy's life in the village has settled into a gentle pattern with her daughter Lyla and Great-Aunt Ruthie. However, when handsome stranger Raff turns up at Ruthie's door with a handful of long-forgotten love letters, their quiet life is upended as family secrets from the past are unearthed. As Raff and Maddy get to know each other, they grow closer and a love story of their own seems inevitable. But when Maddy receives a mysterious message, she can't help but wonder whether her own past is as distant as she thought it was.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Moorcroft, Sue<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Avon, 2023.<br />368 pages ; 20 cm<br /><br />Arthurstone Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Seasonal - Available - C01112058X<br />Blackness Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Seasonal - Onloan - Due: 13 Dec 2023 - C01112018X<br />Broughty Ferry Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Seasonal - Onloan - Due: 19 Dec 2023 - C01112631X<br />Charleston Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Seasonal - Available - C01112740X<br />Fintry Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Seasonal - Available - C01111956X<br />Leisure Reading Centre - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Seasonal - Onloan - Due: 07 Dec 2023 - C01112713X<br />Lochee Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Seasonal - Available - C01112542X<br /> Twelve bones / Rosie Talbot. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3586128&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Charlie and his new love, Sam, have just saved the dead from the living! Now it's time to focus on being a normal couple - if such a thing exists? But when a new threat lurks in the shadows, this time to the living, and all who Charlie and Sam hold near, they must put everything on the line - including their lives - to work out who is behind it. Charlie and his new love, Sam, have just saved the dead from the living! Now it's time to focus on being a normal couple - if such a thing exists? But when a new threat lurks in the shadows, this time to the living, and all who Charlie and Sam hold near, they must put everything on the line - including their lives - to work out who is behind it.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Talbot, Rosie<br />1st edition.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Scholastic, 2023.<br />420 pages : map (black and white) ; 20 cm<br /><br />Children's Centre - (Dundee) - Teenage Fiction - Available - C01111259X<br /> Happiness in a mug cake : 30 microwave cakes to make in minutes / Kate Calder. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3586420&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 'Happiness in a Mug Cake' is exactly that - mug cakes built to satisfy your cake cravings, all ready in your microwave in an instant. With fun flavours like mint chocolate or white chocolate and blueberry, and staple classics like carrot cake or apple crumble, whatever mood you're in, we have the cake for you. No mess, no fuss, no waste, no expense. Just add your ingredients, mix, then wait for the ping and tuck in! 'Happiness in a Mug Cake' is exactly that - mug cakes built to satisfy your cake cravings, all ready in your microwave in an instant. With fun flavours like mint chocolate or white chocolate and blueberry, and staple classics like carrot cake or apple crumble, whatever mood you're in, we have the cake for you. No mess, no fuss, no waste, no expense. Just add your ingredients, mix, then wait for the ping and tuck in!<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Calder, Kate<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Hardie Grant Books, 2023.<br />92 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 22 cm<br /><br />Ardler Library - (Dundee) - Adult Non-fiction - 641.8653 - Onloan - Due: 29 Nov 2023 - C01110901X<br /> My daughter's killer / Jacqueline Grima. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3586788&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Two years ago, Sarah's husband was jailed for her murder; her body was never found. Now, her mother Claire spends her sleepless nights running a helpline for vulnerable women. Claire takes many calls, but one caller isn't like the rest. She isn't calling for help - she's calling because she claims to know what happened to Sarah. But when Claire hears the terrifying news that her daughter's killer has escaped, she realises her nightmare is far from over - and her family are in danger yet again. Two years ago, Sarah's husband was jailed for her murder; her body was never found. Now, her mother Claire spends her sleepless nights running a helpline for vulnerable women. Claire takes many calls, but one caller isn't like the rest. She isn't calling for help - she's calling because she claims to know what happened to Sarah. But when Claire hears the terrifying news that her daughter's killer has escaped, she realises her nightmare is far from over - and her family are in danger yet again.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Grima, Jacqueline<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : HQ Digital, 2023.<br />352 pages ; 20 cm<br /><br />Leisure Reading Centre - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Onloan - Due: 05 Dec 2023 - C01112714X<br /> The twelve days of murder / Andreina Cordani. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3587137&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Twelve years ago, eight friends ran an exclusive group at university: The Masquerade Murder Society. The mysteries they solved may have been grisly, but they were always fictional - until their final Christmas Masquerade, when one of the group disappeared, never to be seen again. Twelve years later, the remaining members of the group receive an invitation to a reunion masquerade, to be held in a beautiful and remote hunting lodge in Scotland. When they arrive they are each assigned a new identity themed around the Twelve Days of Christmas - they become Lady Partridge or Mr Gold; Lord Leapworth or Doctor Swan. The game begins, and it feels just like old times. Until the next morning, when Lady Partridge is found hanging from a pear tree. It quickly becomes clear that in this game, the murder will be all too real, and the story is bringing long-hidden secrets to the surface. Twelve years ago, eight friends ran an exclusive group at university: The Masquerade Murder Society. The mysteries they solved may have been grisly, but they were always fictional - until their final Christmas Masquerade, when one of the group disappeared, never to be seen again. Twelve years later, the remaining members of the group receive an invitation to a reunion masquerade, to be held in a beautiful and remote hunting lodge in Scotland. When they arrive they are each assigned a new identity themed around the Twelve Days of Christmas - they become Lady Partridge or Mr Gold; Lord Leapworth or Doctor Swan. The game begins, and it feels just like old times. Until the next morning, when Lady Partridge is found hanging from a pear tree. It quickly becomes clear that in this game, the murder will be all too real, and the story is bringing long-hidden secrets to the surface.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Cordani, Andreina<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Zaffre, 2023.<br />384 pages ; 24 cm<br /><br />Leisure Reading Centre - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Seasonal - Onloan - Due: 02 Dec 2023 - C01111775X<br /> Bright stars of Black British history / J.T. Williams ; illustrated by Angela Vives. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3587703&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 This richly illustrated collection presents the extraordinary life stories of 14 bright stars from Black British history - from Tudor England to modern Britain - and charts their ongoing influence. This richly illustrated collection presents the extraordinary life stories of 14 bright stars from Black British history - from Tudor England to modern Britain - and charts their ongoing influence.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Williams, J. T.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Thames and Hudson, 2023.<br />160 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 25 cm<br /><br />Children's Centre - (Dundee) - Children's Non-fiction - 920 - Onloan - Due: 26 Jan 2024 - C01112326X<br /> The gingerbread house in Mistletoe Gardens / Jaimie Admans. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3588056&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 When local baker Essie Browne discovers that Mistletoe Gardens is to be demolished in January, she's determined to save the place she loves so much. So Essie proposes building a life size gingerbread house to bring in the crowds - just how hard can it be? Well, quite hard actually. Essie can bake gingerbread blindfolded, but she hasn't got a clue how to build an actual house with it! She needs help - and fast! Enter local builder, Joss Hallissey. Essie is convinced that with Joss's help they can pull this off. There's just one tiny problem: Joss hates Christmas, gingerbread, and - well, just about everything else too. Joss the Grinch makes it clear that her idea is ludicrous and pointless, but he reluctantly agrees to help with her plan. Will the gingerbread house be enough to save Mistletoe Gardens? When local baker Essie Browne discovers that Mistletoe Gardens is to be demolished in January, she's determined to save the place she loves so much. So Essie proposes building a life size gingerbread house to bring in the crowds - just how hard can it be? Well, quite hard actually. Essie can bake gingerbread blindfolded, but she hasn't got a clue how to build an actual house with it! She needs help - and fast! Enter local builder, Joss Hallissey. Essie is convinced that with Joss's help they can pull this off. There's just one tiny problem: Joss hates Christmas, gingerbread, and - well, just about everything else too. Joss the Grinch makes it clear that her idea is ludicrous and pointless, but he reluctantly agrees to help with her plan. Will the gingerbread house be enough to save Mistletoe Gardens?<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Admans, Jaimie<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Boldwood, 2023.<br />309 pages ; 20 cm<br /><br />Whitfield Library - (Dundee) - Adult Fiction - Seasonal - Available - C01110980X<br /> This is not a polar bear! / Barry Timms, Ged Adamson. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3588086&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 This book is NOT about a polar bear. Well - OK, maybe it is! But this polar bear can drive a train, roller skate, disco dance and even save the world. And there's one thing this bear does best of all - he gives the biggest, cosiest cuddles. This book is NOT about a polar bear. Well - OK, maybe it is! But this polar bear can drive a train, roller skate, disco dance and even save the world. And there's one thing this bear does best of all - he gives the biggest, cosiest cuddles.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Timms, Barry<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Nosy Crow Ltd, 2023.<br />31 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 27 cm<br /><br />Children's Centre - (Dundee) - Children's Fiction - Picture Book - Available - C01111218X<br /> Sherlock Bones and the horror of the haunted castle / written by Tim Collins ; illustrated by John Bigwood. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3588907&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 Sherlock Bones, the world's greatest dog detective, and his trusty sidekick Dr Jane Catson are back for another crime-solving adventure. When a wealthy dog spots a ghostly figure haunting her castle in the Catpathian Mountains, she come to Bones and Catson for help. Bones is convinced there's no such things as ghosts - but even he's at a loss to explain the creepy sounds and strange goings-on that he and Catson encounter after a night in the crumbling castle. Things get even more spooky when Bones is suddenly called back to London, leaving Catson to crack the case on her own. Can Catson unmask the ghost and escape the haunted castle in one piece? Sherlock Bones, the world's greatest dog detective, and his trusty sidekick Dr Jane Catson are back for another crime-solving adventure. When a wealthy dog spots a ghostly figure haunting her castle in the Catpathian Mountains, she come to Bones and Catson for help. Bones is convinced there's no such things as ghosts - but even he's at a loss to explain the creepy sounds and strange goings-on that he and Catson encounter after a night in the crumbling castle. Things get even more spooky when Bones is suddenly called back to London, leaving Catson to crack the case on her own. Can Catson unmask the ghost and escape the haunted castle in one piece?<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Collins, Tim, 1975-<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Buster Books, 2023.<br />189 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm.<br />Sherlock Bones & Dr Catson<br />Puzzle adventure<br />Sherlock Bones & Dr Catson ; 4<br /><br />Blackness Library - (Dundee) - Children's Fiction - Onloan - Due: 13 Dec 2023 - C01111968X<br /> The cradle / Tasha Suri. https://dundee.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/WPAC/BIBENQ?SETLVL=&BRN=3589844&CF=BIB&ISGLB=0 It is London, 1978, and tensions are high. Seema and her family are struggling, but she has learnt to keep her head down, not create trouble. That is until she and her two friends, Terrence and Inderjit, decide to join an anti-National Front protest in the East End. And when trouble does inevitably find them, the friends are saved by the appearance of a mysterious, seemingly broken-down bus. But inside this bus it is like nothing any of them have ever seen. It is a journey through the most wonderful landscapes, where visions of hopes and dreams envelop the lost group. Who - or what - is this strange place? The tall, grumpy man with white hair calling himself 'the Doctor' says he can help and they've no choice but to trust him. It is London, 1978, and tensions are high. Seema and her family are struggling, but she has learnt to keep her head down, not create trouble. That is until she and her two friends, Terrence and Inderjit, decide to join an anti-National Front protest in the East End. And when trouble does inevitably find them, the friends are saved by the appearance of a mysterious, seemingly broken-down bus. But inside this bus it is like nothing any of them have ever seen. It is a journey through the most wonderful landscapes, where visions of hopes and dreams envelop the lost group. Who - or what - is this strange place? The tall, grumpy man with white hair calling himself 'the Doctor' says he can help and they've no choice but to trust him.<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Author: </span>Suri, Tasha<br /><span style="font-weight:bold;">Published: </span>London : Puffin, 2023.<br />113 pages ; 21 cm.<br />Doctor Who<br />Doctor Who : the decades collection<br /><br />Children's Centre - (Dundee) - Children's Fiction - Available - C01112576X<br />