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Hooligan

Eddy Brimson (Author)

The highly acclaimed author of Everywhere We Go makes his fiction debut with this hard-hitting, no-holds-barred account of football violence. Hooligan shoots down the myths behind those involved and exposes the lengths they will go to to achieve their ambition ... Steven Morris and his firm of football thugs are the most feared in the country. For them the days of fighting on the terrace are long gone, a mug's game for the juniors and wannabes, a place where innocent people can get hurt, and that's not what Mozzer's firm are about. They only want to take on those who wish to take their 'title' away and somehow Mozzer always knows who, where and when to hit and hit hard.

Deirdre

Eoin Neeson (Author)

Europe has three great mythological heritages: the Graeco-Roman, the Germanic-Scandinavian and the Celtic. Of these the Celtic is possibly the least known, yet it is one of the most rewarding.

Soljas

Graham Johnson (Author)

'If those pricks want a war, lad, we'll show what some proper soljas can do.'

The gripping debut novel by the bestselling author of Powder Wars is a mind-blowing tale that is all the more shocking because it is inspired by real-life events.

From burgeoning organised crime to warped celebrity culture, Soljas is an apocalyptic vision of a world in freefall.

Dylan, Nogger and their crew 'tax' rival drug dealers using a red-hot steam iron and celebrate by making videos of themselves raping wannabe WAGs. In their world, guns and knives are as common as mobile phones. But when an innocent three-year-old girl is killed in the crossfire, a militarised police then controversial anti-terror laws and private military contractors are brought in to combat gang warfare.

Will the mayhem stop? Will the teenage murderers find redemption? Or will they be elevated to superstar status, in the media as well as the underworld?

Serpentine

Tom Morton (Author)

A name from the murkiest corners of Britain's secret war in Ireland: Serpentine.

At first it's just gossip and fearful whispers. But then people begin to die and all hell breaks loose from Palestine to the remote Highlands of Scotland.

Fresh from the toughest assignments in the mercenary world comes former SAS officer Murricane. Can he find Serpentine before it's too late and before the horrific secrets of the past threaten to cause chaos not just in Ireland but in the Middle East too?

In a trail of mayhem that leads through Scotland, Gaza and Ireland, Murricane battles his own demons, as well as a monstrous former RUC officer, a disgraced policeman and a series of unreliable Land Rovers, until Serpentine plays his final, devastating game . . .

Serpentine is an explosive, bitterly funny journey into the darkest heart of the Irish Troubles and the violence that lurks in Scotland's most scenic Highland communities.

Ghostly Tales and Sinister Stories of Old Edinburgh

Alan J Wilson (Author), Des Brogan (Author), Frank McGrail (Author)

Over a hundred gripping tales - of murder and mystery, ghosts and ghouls, body-snatching and witch-burning - reveal the darker side of genteel Edinburgh's history.

Ghostly Tales and Sinister Stories is a highly readable collection, fully illustrated throughout and compiled by the three historians who operate Mercat Tours. Since 1984, thousands of visitors have enjoyed their nightly rounds of the closes and wynds of Edinburgh's Old Town. Now you can read of the macabre exploits of the city's infamous villains - Deacon Brodie, Burke and Hare, Major Weir, Agnes Fynnie and a host of others - which bring this ancient city intriguingly to life.

Tales Of Galloway

Alan Temperley (Author)

In this collection of fifty-one tales from the land of galloway, Alan Temperley pays tribute to the great Scottish tradition of storytelling. The tales are wide-ranging: heros, ghosts and solway smugglers; witches, martyrs, mermaids and fairies; reivers, monsters and colourful rogues. Here are Billy Marshall, King of the tinklers; Sawney Bean, the murderous cannibal; young Robert the Brube on the run in the heather; Trost, last of the Picts, who kept the secret of heather ale; the legend of Mons Meg; Claverhouse and Lagg, persecutors of the Covenanters; the famous poterguist of Rerrick; and many more.

Simply told and unadorned, the stories bear the flavour of the region – mountain and forest, silver rivers and lochs, the wild Solway Firth, and some of the most beautiful rolling countryside in Britain. Originally these traditional tales – ranging from rustic comedy to horrific murder – were told in crofts and rural cottages. They grew naturally out of the rich past and the land and the lives of the people – wonderful stories. And they are still as alive today as when they were first told.

Rogue Nation

Alan Clements (Author)

The year is 2014. The Republicans have re-conquered the White House, the Conservatives have just won a second term at Westminster and hardliners dominate Russia. In a small corner of north-western Europe, the Scots have just narrowly voted for independence, a decision they immediately regret.

Following the referendum, George Wallace, friend and Senior Special Adviser to Scotland's First Minister, is desperately struggling to stem financial meltdown and political turmoil when help appears from an unlikely source. He can save Scotland, but at what price for his family and his nation?

As the 100-day countdown to independence accelerates to a shattering climax and the body count mounts, the action switches from the White House to the Kremlin and from Westminster to Holyrood. George is forced to choose between love and belief, loyalty and morality. He must also decide who he can trust - and which nation is really the rogue.

Gang War

Graham Johnson (Author)

'If those pricks want a war, lad, we'll show what some proper soljas can do.'

Dylan, Nogger and their crew 'tax' rival drug dealers using a red-hot steam iron and celebrate by making videos of themselves raping wannabe WAG s. In their world, guns and knives are as common as mobile phones. But when an innocent three-year-old girl is killed in the crossfire, extreme measures are brought in to combat gang warfare.

From burgeoning organised crime to warped celebrity culture, Gang War is an apocalyptic vision of a world in freefall.

The gripping debut novel by the bestselling author of Powder Wars is a mind-blowing tale that is all the more shocking because it is inspired by real-life events.

The Fixer

Steve Bunce (Author)

Ray Lester is a fixer in the boxing business. He makes fights happen. He builds a bridge and guides boxers across to the negotiating table. Ray Lester is good at his job.

One morning, a girl arrives at Ray's door and asks him for help finding her father, an old-school Vegas crooner called Eddie Lights. Ray travels with his questions to Sin City, along with 30,000 other Brits with their Union Jacks on the way to watch Hatton take on Mayweather. But the boys in leather jackets from back east are on his tail and Ray finds himself embroiled in a murderous plot.

So begins a journey into the murky world of deals, fights and fighters. A world beyond the glitz, glamour and glory. A world where the fixer is king.

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