Quick Reads 2011

Great Stories, great writers, great entertainment

Quick Reads are brilliant, short new books by bestselling writers and celebrities.  Ideal for busy people or anyone wanting to grab a quick read on a train, tube or bus; even people who find reading difficult or dull. Quick Reads will get everyone hooked on books. For breathtaking thrillers, soppy love stories, inspiring biographies, heart-rending tales and hilarious yarns, try a Quick Read.

As part of World Book Day, 3rd March 2011 ten new Quick Reads will be added to the series, we have listed five of them below.

Pop along to your local library to see the full selection of Quick Reads available or visit our online library catalogue.

Bloody Valentine by James Patterson

Bloody Valentine by James Patterson

Jack Barnes and his wife Zee are very much in love, but their
plans for Valentine’s Day are about to be torn apart by the most horrific murder. This is a breathtaking thriller by one of the most successful writers of our time.

Clouded Vision by Linwood Barclay

Clouded Vision by Linwood Barclay

When Ellie wakes strapped into her car and covered in blood, it is hard to believe there is worse to come. Then she realizes she is in the middle of a frozen lake and the ice is cracking . . . So begins this terrifying crime story by the number 1 bestselling author.

My Dad's a Policeman by Cathy Glass

My Dad’s a Policeman by Cathy Glass

When 12-year-old Ryan and his little brother Tommy are taken into care, Ryan decides he has to fight back. He isn’t going to let his family be broken up this way. On the run, chased by the police and with no money, he has to think fast to survive. Will his plan work or will Ryan end up cold, alone and on the streets? This is a gritty heartrending tale of a small boy’s search for a place to call home.

Strangers on the 16:02 by Priya Basil

Strangers on the 16:02 by Priya Basil

It’s a hot crowded train. Helen and Kerm are jammed together in a crowded carriage. Then noisy school kids fill the train – and three of them are about to cause a whole heap of trouble. Catching a train? Read Strangers on the 16.02 and you’ll never feel the same way about your fellow passengers again.

Trouble on the Heath by Terry Jones

Trouble on the Heath by Terry Jones

When Malcolm Thomas objects to a horrid new building that will block his favourite view, he has no idea of the troubles ahead. Suddenly he is all mixed up with depressed town planners, violent gangsters and a kidnapped concert pianist. Malcolm starts to realize that he would have been far better off keeping quiet when he finds himself upside down with a gun in his mouth . . . Trouble on the Heath is a hilarious story from the Monty Python star.


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