THREE NO.1 BESTSELLING RICHARD & JUDY BOOKCLUB PICKS IN ONE.
THE AMERICAN BOY BY ANDREW TAYLOR:
England, 1819: Thomas Shield, a new master at a school near London, is tutor to a young American boy and the boy’s sensitive best friend, Charles Frant. When a brutal crime is committed he finds himself at the heart of a labyrinthine mystery – a tangle of sex, money, murder and lies from which he cannot escape. And what of the strange American boy at the centre of these macabre events – what is the secret of the boy named Edgar Allan Poe?
THE SAVAGE GARDEN BY MARK MILLS:
Italy, 1958. Arriving at the Docci family home, young scholar Adam Strickland finds the family, their house and its unique garden as seductive as each other. But post-War Italy is still a strange, even dangerous place, and the Doccis have some dark skeletons hidden away which Adam finds himself compelled to investigate. Before long, he will uncover two stories of love, revenge and murder, separated by 400 years… but is another tragedy about to be added to the villa's cursed past?
THE RIGHTEOUS MEN BY SAM BOURNE:
A series of killings in every corner of the globe cannot possibly be connected. That's the instinct of Will Monroe, rookie reporter for The New York Times – until his beautiful wife Beth is kidnapped. Desperate, Will follows a trail that leads to a mysterious cult right on his own doorstep. With more murders by the hour, he must now unravel the prophecies buried deep in the Bible until he finds a secret worth killing for, a secret on which the fate of humanity may depend.
THE AMERICAN BOY BY ANDREW TAYLOR: 'A wonderful book, richly composed and beautifully written, an enthralling read from start to finish' The Times (Top Ten Crime Novels of the Decade)
THE SAVAGE GARDEN BY MARK MILLS: ‘Mills writes beautifully; leading us gently and atmospherically through the Tuscan renaissance garden… an unusual, captivating novel that is a cut above the norm’ The Times
THE RIGHTEOUS MEN BY SAM BOURNE: ‘The biggest challenger to Dan Brown’s crown … a highly charged, theologically accurate tale’ Mirror
About the author
Andrew Taylor, Mark Mills and Sam Bourne are all No.1 bestselling authors, whose novels have been selected for the Richard and Judy bookclub.