It’s 2023 and we’re in our slay era here at Rare Birds Books. We've launched our new lucky dip generator, allowed me back onto TikTok and, most importantly, launched our stunning book club special editions.
Now that we’re firmly into the clutches of Q2 (business-speak for suits who are scared of Spring), it only makes sense to do a little recap of the first three months of our special editions.
PSA for the girlies - we run a little comp over on insta to win a free personalised shopping experience. All you have to do is post a pic of your special edition to your grid and tag us and we’ll pick our faves - happy snapping!
Three longtime friends find it hard to share the truth behind their picture-perfect lives, even with each other. When a friend enters their orbit and alters the group dynamics, they’re about to find out the hard way that gossip can be deadly.
London, 1925. Agatha Christie's world is one of socialites, summer parties and townhouses. Nan O’Dea's is the polar opposite - her attempts to escape a tough London upbringing during the Great War led to a life in Ireland marred by a hidden tragedy. After fighting her way back to England, she's set her sights on Agatha, because Agatha has something Nan wants. And it's not just her husband.
Despite their differences, the two women will become the most unlikely of allies. And during the mysterious eleven days that Agatha goes missing, they will unravel a dark secret that only Nan holds the key to . . .
A radical reinvention of the campus novel, exploring age, accountability and female desire.
A well-liked English professor and her charismatic husband have always been on the same wavelength when it comes to their extra-martial pursuits. Yet the foundations of their relationship are rocked when he is put under investigation but the university for his relationships with former students, and our narrator develops an infatuation for a young, married novelist, Vladimir.
This tightly-wound thriller follows a 65 year old assassin nearing the end of her career.
The ability to remain detached from her targets has always been the key to success in her field, and she’s managed to keep it this way until an accidental slip-up throws her into the lives of a doctor and his family.
A slip-up that could make her the target.
Yinka is practically perfect in every way - except one. This witty and extremely charming comedy tells the story of a woman whose meddling family wants her to find a husband, but what she really needs to find is herself.
The Family Chao have owned a well-loved Wisconsin Chinese restaurant for 35 years, to the loyal customers willing to turn a blind eye to their family’s more shady dealings.
But when the patriarch is found murdered, the ensuing trial shines a spotlight on the three potential suspects - each of his own sons.
It’s a darkly satirical takedown of the American dream and a gripping mystery all rolled into one.