Booktopia Catalogue
September 2012 | Edition Three
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John Purcell - The Booktopia Book GuruWelcome to the Booktopia Catalogue, our no nonsense guide to all of the hottest titles being released next month.

This is the business end of the year when every publisher comes to us with arms full of their big name authors. Big names like James Patterson, Lee Child, Marian Keyes, Zadie Smith, Sebastian Faulks, Tara Moss, J.D. Robb, Dav Pilkey, Nigella Lawson and more!

And we just thought you might like the chance to get in ahead of the pack. Every title listed down the main column is a pre-order and on every title you'll save 20% or more.

Pre-order now, then forget you have, and later you'll get a lovely surprise delivered to your door!

On the side column I have added some of Booktopia's current bestsellers (these are available to buy now). Plus, down the side, a chance to pre-order the new BOND and HOBBIT editions in time for the two huge films coming later in the year.

Oh, and don't leave your Father's Day shopping too late. Get it done now. Go here for a fantastic range of 'in stock titles just for dad.

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FICTION 
BLOCKBUSTERS
JACK REACHER

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by Lee Child


Nebraska - and Jack Reacher, huge, hulking and with a freshly busted nose, is still trying to hitch a ride east to Virginia. He's picked up by three strangers - two men and a woman.

Immediately he knows they're all lying about something - and then they run into a police roadblock on the highway. But they get through. Because the three are innocent? Or because the three are now four?

Is Reacher a decoy?

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BATTLE LINES
by Andy McNab
  DARK STORM
by Christine Feehan
  THE  GENEVA TRAP
by Stella Rimington
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ZOO
by James Patterson
  BONES ARE FOREVER
by Kathy Reichs
  VELOCITY
by Steve Worland
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CONTEMPORARY

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by Marian Keyes


'I employ this thing called The Shovel List.'
'A shovel . . . ?'
'No. A Shovel List. It's more of a conceptual thing. It's a list of all the people and things I hate so much that I want to hit them in the face with a shovel.'

Meet Helen - youngest of the Walsh sisters and a law unto herself. She's easily bored, has an inability to filter her thoughts and was fired from every job she ever had before she found her true calling as a private investigator. But times are tough for PIs and Helen's had no choice but to take on the search for AWOL boyband has-been Wayne Diffney - The Wacky One.

It's not all bad this game of Where's Wayne. It may have brought her charming crook of an ex Jay Parker back into her life, but it's giving her an excuse to avoid the usual Walsh family dramas and the intense looks from her gorgeous boyfriend Artie that make her heart beat wildly with lust and panic in equal measure. But most of all it's an excellent distraction from the huge swarm of black vultures gathering over her head. If she hides out in her target's empty house on Mercy Close for long enough maybe they'll go away . . .

But as Helen begins to unravel the mysteries secreted on Mercy Close she discovers a kindred spirit in a man unwilling to be found. Could someone be telling her to look a little closer to home . . . ?

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IN THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS
by Liz Byrski
  WHEN IN ROME
by Nicky Pellegrino
  THE INN AT ROSE HARBOR
by Debbie Macomber
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LITERATURE

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by Zadie Smith


Hobbes, Smith, Bentham, Locke and Russell.

Five identical blocks make up the Caldwell housing estate in North West London.

If you grew up in this relic of seventies urban design, the plan was to get out and get on, to something better, somewhere else. Thirty years later, Caldwell kids Leah, Natalie, Felix and Nathan have all moved on, with varying degrees of success - whatever that means. Living only streets apart, they occupy separate worlds, and navigate an atomized city in which few care to be their neighbour's keeper.

Then one April afternoon a stranger comes to Leah's door, seeking help, disturbing the peace, and forcing Leah out of her isolation . . .

From private houses to public parks, at work and at play, where the main streets hide the back alleys and taking the high road can sometimes lead you to a dead end, NW is a quietly devastating novel of encounters.

Depicting the modern urban zone - familiar to town-dwellers everywhere - Zadie Smith's brilliant tragi-comic new novel is as mercurial and vital as the city itself.

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THE YELLOW BIRDS
by Kevin Powers
  TELEGRAPH AVENUE
by Michael Chabon
  THE ELEPHANT KEEPERS' CHILDREN
by Peter Hoeg
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ZOO TIME
by Howard Jacobson
  A POSSIBLE LIFE
by Sebastian Faulks
  THE ORCHARDIST
by Amanda Coplin
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MERIVEL
by Rose Tremain
  THE ENGAGEMENT
by Chloe Hooper
  NINE DAYS
by Toni Jordan
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CRIME
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by Tara Moss


Former model turned forensic psychologist and PI Mak Vanderwall is missing, presumed dead in Paris. By hiring a hit man to kill her, the powerful and corrupt Cavanagh family aimed to silence her for good. But after narrowly escaping death, Mak has taken over her would-be killer's world.

She is very much alive.

And transformed ...

Back in Sydney Mak's former flame, criminal profiler Andy Flynn is on the trail of a vicious rapist and murderer with possible ties to the infamous 'Stiletto Killer'. He may have struck before and will certainly do so again. And while Andy struggles to cope in a world without Mak, little does he realise she is on her way back. And this time she's ready to make her own justice.

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DEATH BY BEAUTY
by Gabrielle Lord
  DELUSION IN DEATH
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  LOW PRESSURE
by Sandra Brown
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THE PROPHET
by Michael Koryta
  LAST TO DIE
by Tess Gerritsen
  THE VANISHING POINT
by Val McDermid
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FANTASY
THE WARDS OF FAERIE
by Terry Brooks
  THE BLINDING KNIFE
by Brent Weeks
  STORMDANCER
by Jay Kristoff

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BABIES
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by Ruth Paul


Hedgehog is performing magic tricks for his friends. But will they work?

Hedgehog does magic tricks. Today his helper is Mouse. Hedgehog is going to make Mouse disappear.

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WOMBAT STEW
by Marcia Vaughan
  POSSUM MAGIC - NUMBERS
by Mem Fox
  MR MCGEE AND THE ELEPHANTS
by Pamela Allen
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CHILDREN


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by Dav Pilkey

Tra-la-laaa! Captain Underpants is back in an all-new epic adventure that's the zaniest, funniest, outrageousest, and time-travelingiest yet!

When we last saw our heroes, George and Harold, they were under arrest and headed for prison. Then Harold foolishly uttered the fateful words "What could be worse than going to jail for the rest of our lives?" and changed the course of human history.

In this ninth epic novel, Dav Pilkey takes readers back in time to the carefree days of kindergarten, when the worst thing George and Harold had to face was NOT evil mad scientists or alien cafeteria ladies but a sixth-grade bully named Kipper Krupp, the nephew of their clueless school principal. And because George and Harold don't actually invent Captain Underpants until fourth grade, the two clever kindergartners are on their own -- using their brains to beat the bully.

Hold on to your UNDERPANTS -- the Captain is back!

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Infinity Ring Book 1
by James Dashner

Scholastic's next multi-platform mega-event begins here!

History is broken, and three kids must travel back in time to set it right!

When best friends Dak Smyth and Sera Froste stumble upon the secret of time travel -- a hand-held device known as the Infinity Ring -- they're swept up in a centuries-long secret war for the fate of mankind. Recruited by the Hystorians, a secret society that dates back to Aristotle, the kids learn that history has gone disastrously off course.

Now it's up to Dak, Sera, and teenage Hystorian-in-training Riq to travel back in time to fix the Great Breaks . . . and to save Dak's missing parents while they're at it. First stop: Spain, 1492, where a sailor named Christopher Columbus is about to be thrown overboard in a deadly mutiny!

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STAR WARS BOOK OF SITH
by Daniel Wallace
  CAHILLS VS VESPERS
by Roland Smith
  THE 26-STOREY TREEHOUSE
by Andy Griffiths
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GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2013
  WHERE'S WALLY
by Martin Handford
  THE HOBBIT
by J.R.R Tolkien
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YOUNG ADULT

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by Pittacus Loew


In the beginning we were a group of nine.

Nine aliens who left our home planet of Lorien when it fell under attack from the deadly Mogodorians.

We scattered on earth and went into hiding.
We look like ordinary teenagers.
We are not.
Until I met John Smith, Number Four, I'd been on the run alone, hiding and fighting to stay alive. Together we are much more powerful. But it could only last so long before we had to separate.

They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They caught me in New York - but I escaped.

I am Number Six. The Mogodorians want to finish what they started.

But they'll have to fight us first.

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by Louis Nowra

From one of Australia's foremost literary talents, this is an unforgettable and heartbreaking story about two young girls living in the wild with Tasmanian Tigers.

Me name be Hannah O'Brien and I be seventy-six years old. Me first thing is an apology - me language is bad cos I lost it and had to learn it again. But here's me story and I be glad to tell it before I hop the twig.

So begins this extraordinary novel, which will transport you to Australia's wild frontier and stay in your mind long after you've finished reading.

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SILENCE
by Becca Fitzpatrick
  WHITE NINJA
by TIFFINY HALL
  THE EDGE OF NOWHERE
by Elizabeth George
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AUSTRALIAN STORIES


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by Neil McDonald


The story of Damien Parer Australia s greatest war photographer, whose legendary 1942 documentary on Kokoda broke the news to a shocked Australia of the desperate fighting to the north.

Damien Parer was without doubt Australia s greatest war photographer. He helped create the Anzac legend and many, many of our iconic war images are his photographs.

He served his apprenticeship as a stills photographer on the famous Chauvel film, Forty Thousand Horsemen, and was appointed Official Photographer covering the Australian fighting in the early days of World War II in Greece and Syria, and Tobruk.

His most famous documentary is Kokoda Front Line ! , made during the darkest days of the campaign in mid-1942 (it went on to win Australia s first Academy Award). His photographs and films brought the war home to Australians and are now an integral part of our military history. He died in action shot by Japanese machine gun fire, as he filmed an American advance on Peleliu.

This is a colourful and authoritative story of a great Australian and includes many of his most iconic photographs.

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IN ANY CASE
by Andrew Fraser
  HELL'S BATTLEFIELD
by Phillip Bradley
  LAID BARE
by Jesse Fink
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FOOD


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Instant Italian Inspiration from bestselling food writer Nigella Lawson

Nigella's mouthwatering dishes have their roots in tradition but take us into fresh territory; knowledge worn light of touch but full on taste. While she stays true to the spirit of Italian cooking, her recipes are always quick and easy, designed to elevate everyday eating into no-fuss feasts for those days when we need to get supper on the table pronto.

Italian food now plays a familiar role in our everyday eating but Nigellissima goes beyond Bolognese to bring to our table 120 inspired recipes - from the crustless Meatzza to Long Fusilli with a no-cook Sicilian sauce (see jacket illustration), Italian Roast Chicken with Peppers and Olives to a Venetian Stew and a One-Step No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream -- in a round-Italy culinary quick cook's tour that culminates in a festive chapter of party food, with an Italian-inspired Christmas spread as its celebratory centrepiece.

Nigella's gastronomic heart is in Italy and in Nigellissima she conjures up, with passionate relish, the warmth, the simplicity and the directness of Italian cooking, illustrated here with gorgeous photographs to instruct and delight (and accompanied by a new BBC TV series).

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Lantern Cookery Classics
by Kylie Kwong


Kylie Kwong, one of Australia's most-loved chefs, unlocks the secrets of great Chinese cooking in this collection of her favourite dishes.

Lantern is proud to publish many of Australia's most celebrated cooks and chefs.

Lantern Cookery Classics gathers timeless recipes from these much loved authors in this new series of indispensable books for your kitchen bookshelf.

Soon you'll be whipping up your favourite dishes from Stephanie Alexander, Maggie Beer, George Calombaris, Kylie Kwong, Gary Mehigan and Matt Moran.

Why not treat yourself to the complete set?

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THEO AND CO. TAKE 2 by Theo Kalogeracos
  THE GOURMET FARMER DELI BOOK
by Matthew Evans, Nick Haddow, Ross O'Meara
  DECORATING CAKES
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BIOGRAPHIES

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by Salman Rushie


On 14 February 1989, Valentine's Day, Salman Rushdie was telephoned by a BBC journalist and told that he had been 'sentenced to death' by the Ayatollah Khomeini. For the first time he heard the word fatwa. His crime? To have written a novel called The Satanic Verses, which was accused of being 'against Islam, the Prophet and the Quran'.

So begins the extraordinary story of how a writer was forced underground, moving from house to house, with the constant presence of an armed police protection team. He was asked to choose an alias that the police could call him by. He thought of writers he loved and combinations of their names; then it came to him: Conrad and Chekhov - Joseph Anton.

How do a writer and his family live with the threat of murder for over nine years? How does he go on working? How does he fall in and out of love? How does despair shape his thoughts and actions, how and why does he stumble, how does he learn to fight back? In this remarkable memoir Rushdie tells that story for the first time; the story of one of the crucial battles, in our time, for freedom of speech. He talks about the sometimes grim, sometimes comic realities of living with armed policemen, and of the close bonds he formed with his protectors; of his struggle for support and understanding from governments, intelligence chiefs, publishers, journalists, and fellow writers; and of how he regained his freedom.

It is a book of exceptional frankness and honesty, compelling, provocative, moving, and of vital importance. Because what happened to Salman Rushdie was the first act of a drama that is still unfolding somewhere in the world every day.

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MORALITY
by Christopher Hitchens
  HOPE STREET, HERUSALEM
by Irris Makler
  THE PRINCE OF VALOUR
by John Hamilton

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MIND, BODY, SPIRIT
WIN A PSYCHIC READING

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by Mitchell Coombes


The telephone rings. You rush to answer it. The person you have been thinking about says, 'Hello.'

For some inexplicable reason, you feel compelled to take the long way home from work. Only later you discover a tragic accident would have blocked your usual route home.

Someone you haven't seen in years comes to mind. A few days later, you bump into him or her.

Everyone is naturally psychic. Perhaps you regularly solve problems in your dreams--or experience 'ah-ha' moments out-of-the blue. Maybe your 'inner voice' guides the decisions you make. Or are you someone who just knows something without knowing why you know it? Perhaps you can recall a time when you had a hunch and trusted it because it felt right.

Have sensations like 'butterflies' in your stomach--or the hairs standing up on the back of your neck--ever alerted you to danger? Maybe you've glimpsed the future, heard a voice from Beyond, or acted upon an Click here for more details or to order impulse that has saved your life. Every day people from all walks of life sense the unspoken, read between the lines and experience events that defy logic. Subtle or dramatic, these are all hallmarks of natural psychic ability.

In this book , Mitchell Coombes will share with you remarkable real-life stories about extraordinary moments of psychic awakening by everyday people. Astonished parents talk about the amazing psychic gifts of their young children. Pet lovers recall heartbreaking moments when saying goodbye to a much loved pet--only to sense their welcomed return from the spirit world days, months, or even years later.

These and many more heartfelt, surprising and profound psychic moments will give you the keys to open the doors for your very own psychic journey...

Buy Sensing Psychic from Booktopia before the end of September to go in the draw to win a phone reading with Australia's most trusted psychic medium, Mitchell Coombes.

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THE TIME KEEPER
by Mitch Albom
  UNSTOPPABLE
by Nick Vujicic
  THE 20/20 DIET
by Lola Berry
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BUSINESS
GETTING TO YES
by Roger Fisher, William Ury
  FIRST BE NIMBLE
by Graham Winter
  POWER STORIES
by Valerie Khoo
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