Indie ebook deals

Independent publishers continue to win awards and publish the most highly acclaimed books. This is going to be a regularly feature showcasing the very best from Indies. Hope you like my choices.  (Also, they're all under £5).

Summer 1923: the modern world. Orphaned Lucy Marsh climbs into the back of an old army truck and is whisked off to the woods north of London – a land haunted by the past, where lost souls and monsters conceal themselves in the trees.

Salt Publishing

£2.63

When your family home has been demolished by a ruling power terrified of mutiny and the love of your life gives their heart to another, wouldn't you search the open city for a better future? This is a story of one Londoner who found himself in this situation.

Unbound Books

£3.99

Secretly steaming open envelopes and reading the letters inside, Bilodo has found an escape from his lonely and routine life as a postman. When one day he comes across a mysterious letter containing a single haiku.

Oneworld Publications

£1.89

1838 and under the new Poor Law the destitute are now housed in union workhouses. Two men seek to uncover the suspected mistreatment of inmates. Edgar Lawes is a local landowner and justice of the peace; Ambrose Hudson a London journalist.

Unbound Books

£3.99

Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to Jazz-Age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen a lot, and now craves an ordinary life.

Canongate Publishing

£4.49

The Photographer
By Meike Ziervogel

Pomerania, 1933: Trude falls in love with Albert, a young photographer who takes her picture in the street. Her mother disapproves, and when war breaks out she arranges for Albert to be sent to the front.

Salt Publishing

£2.63

4 3 2 1
By Paul Auster

On March 3, 1947, in the maternity ward of Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, Archibald Isaac Ferguson, the one and only child of Rose and Stanley Ferguson, is born. From that single beginning, Ferguson's life will take four simultaneous and independent fictional paths.

Faber & Faber

£4.99

Two women attempt to rebuild their lives in a country recovering from war. Can they go beyond the limitations imposed on them? Will they be defined by Albanian folklore or will they emerge from the darkness?

Salt Publishing

£2.63

Here Comes the Sun
By Nicole Dennis-Benn

At an opulent resort in Montego Bay, Margot hustles to send her younger sister, Thandi, to school. Taught as a girl to trade her sexuality for survival, Margot is ruthlessly determined to shield Thandi from the same fate. 

Oneworld Publications

£4.74

Dead Writers in Rehab
By Paul Bassett Davies

When literary reprobate Foster James wakes up in a strange country house, he assumes he's been consigned to rehab (yet again) by his dwindling band of friends and growing collection of ex-wives. But he soon realises there's something a bit different about this place after he gets punched in the face by Ernest Hemingway.

Unbound Books

£4.99

A young woman named Amanda lies dying in a rural hospital clinic. A boy named David sits beside her. She’s not his mother. He’s not her child. The two seem anxious and, at David’s ever more insistent prompting, Amanda recounts a series of events from the apparently recent past.

Oneworld Publications

£4.74

Silas and Ethel Woodlock retire to spend their twilight years by the sea, only to find themselves traumatised by herring gulls. London journalist Stephen Osmer writes a provocative essay about two people called Nicholas Royle, one a novelist, the other a literary critic. 

Myriad Editions

 £5.03

The Bone Readers
By Jacob Ross

When Michael (Digger) Digson is recruited into DS Chilman's new plain clothes squad in the small Caribbean island of Camaho he brings his own mission to discover who amongst a renegade police squad killed his mother in a political demonstration.

Peepal Tree Press

£2.63

A Murder of Crows
By Ian Skewis

The most violent thunderstorm in living memory occurs above a sleepy village on the West Coast of Scotland. A young couple take shelter in the woods, never to be seen again... DCI Jack Russell is brought in to investigate. Nearing retirement, he agrees to undertake one last case, which he believes can be solved as a matter of routine.

Unbound Books

£2.99