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The hottest books
for your holiday
Kim Smith reviews the latest page-turners to enjoy in the sunshine
      Old Rage
by Sheila Hancock
In common with many of us during lockdown, the award-winning actress found herself yelling at the TV and talking to pigeons. However, the free time also afforded her the opportunity to produce this irreverent take on life in her ninth decade. It’s no surprise that this book is funny, feisty and disarmingly honest. Available from Bloomsbury in hardback, RRP £18.99
Iced
by Felix Francis
Newmarket has been the traditional home of the Dick Francis franchise, which is now penned by his son Felix. However the latest title moves the action to St Moritz, where a high-stakes horse race takes place on a
frozen lake. Launched in hardback at the Jockey Club in December (where Bury & West Suffolk Magazine interviewed Felix), Iced in now out in paperback from Simon & Schuster, RRP £8.99
The Mystery of the Parsee Lawyer
by Shrabani Basu
The author of Victoria & Abdul, which was adapted into a film starring Dame Judi Dench, brings us another true story of race and unexpected friendship. George Edalgi
is the son of the first Indian vicar to be granted a parish in England. However, when the area suffers a crime spate, George
is blamed and turns to Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, for help. Published by Bloomsbury in paperback and eBook, RRP from £9.99
An Italian Girl in Brooklyn
by Santa Montefiore
Dark secrets and hidden sorrows abound in this story, which travels across two continents between 1934 and 1979. The heroine is Evelina, who leads a carefree existence with her family in Italy until the clouds of war shatter her idyll. More than 30 years later, we find her in America, but she is still Italian in her soul. Published in hardback by Simon & Schuster, RRP £16.99
Cold, Cold Bones
by Kathy Reichs
Reichs is celebrating a remarkable milestone as this is her 21st novel featuring forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan. After making the macabre discovery of a human eyeball on her doorstep, she realises she is being
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