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Irish Bestsellers 7th August 2021

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It can be very hard to keep smaller people entertained during the holidays, especially when the weather isn’t great, so we thought we’d point you towards a fabulous children’s book this week – bookshops are treasure troves for children, and they are delighted to welcome you after being closed for so long. Fitting library and bookshop visits into your routine will pay dividends!

Robin Stevens’ latest book Once Upon a Crime is a thrilling new short story collection in the number-one bestselling, award-winning Murder Most Unladylike series. Featuring six marvellous mini-mysteries, including four original, brand-new and never-seen-before stories:

The Case of the Second Scream
: set aboard the ship carrying Daisy and Hazel back from Hong Kong

The Case of the Uninvited Guest: Uncle Felix and Aunt Lucy’s wedding is the target for an unlikely threat

The Hound of Weston School: the Junior Pinkertons investigate a mysterious arrival

The Case of the Deadly Flat: introducing Hazel’s little sister May, who’s determined to be the greatest spy ever

The Case of the Missing Treasure: the detectives crack fiendish codes to catch a daring thief who is targeting London’s famous museums

The Case of the Drowned Pearl: murder follows the Detective Society wherever they go, even on holiday…

The perfect book for all Detective Society fans and avid readers of the bestselling Murder Most Unladylike series.

Praise for Murder Most Unladylike
‘Ripping good fun’ The Times
‘Plotting is what sets this book apart’ Telegraph
‘Enormous fun’ Irish Times
‘A skilful blend of golden era crime novel and boarding school romp . . . Top class’ Financial Times
‘I absolutely loved it’ Susie Day

Pick up your copy online here!

Here is this week’s overall top 20

1Jane’s Patisserie:Deliciously customisable cakes, bakes and treatsDunn, JaneEbury Press1,350
2Not a Happy FamilyLapena, ShariBantam Press1,023
3MegamonsterWalliams, DavidHarperCollins1,017
4Midnight Library,The:The No.1 Sunday Times bestsellerHaig, MattCanongate Books816
5About UsMoriarty, SinéadSandycove808
6Billy SummersKing, StephenHodder & Stoughton804
7Once Upon a Crime:A Murder Most Unladylike CollectionStevens, RobinPuffin760
8Echo Chamber,TheBoyne, JohnDoubleday646
9Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaCorsair622
10Thursday Murder Club,The:The Record-Breaking Sunday Times Number One BOsman, RichardPenguin Books Ltd 616
11SongbirdsLefteri, ChristyManilla Press602
12Nameless Ones,The:A Charlie Parker Thriller.  A Charlie Parker ThrilleConnolly, JohnHodder & Stoughton579
13Did Ye Hear Mammy Died?:the bestselling memoirO’Reilly, SeamasFleet574
14They Both Die at the End:The international No.1 bestsellerSilvera, AdamSimon & Schuster Childrens Boo564
15Devil’s Advocate,The:The follow up to Sunday Times bestsellerCavanagh, SteveOrion 561
16Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press543
17All Her FaultMara, AndreaBantam Press507
18Perfect Lie,TheSpain, JoQuercus Publishing Plc489
19Beyond the Tape:The Life and Many Deaths of a State PathologistCassidy, MarieHachette Books Ireland476
20Peppa Pig: Peppa Goes to Ireland:Peppa Pig Ladybird476

Here’s the top ten in each category:

Mass Market Fiction
1Midnight Library,The:The No.1 Sunday Times bestseller Haig, MattCanongate Books816
2Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaCorsair622
3Thursday Murder Club,TheOsman, RichardPenguin Books Ltd 616
4Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo,The:A NovelReid, Taylor JenkinsSimon & Schuster409
5Hamnet:WINNER OF THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2020 O’Farrell, MaggieTinder Press406
6It Ends With Us: Tiktok made me buy it!Hoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Ltd399
7Home Stretch:THE PERFECT SUMMER READ Norton, GrahamCoronet Books382
8Song of Achilles,TheMiller, MadelineBloomsbury Publishing PLC373
9Time for Mercy,A:John Grisham’s Latest No. 1 BestsellerGrisham, JohnHodder Paperback328
10Shuggie Bain:Winner of the Booker Prize 2020Stuart, DouglasPicador304
Original Fiction
1Not a Happy FamilyLapena, ShariBantam Press1,023
2About UsMoriarty, SinéadSandycove808
3Billy SummersKing, StephenHodder & Stoughton804
4Echo Chamber,TheBoyne, JohnDoubleday646
5SongbirdsLefteri, ChristyManilla Press602
6Nameless Ones,The:A Charlie Parker Thriller. Connolly, JohnHodder & Stoughton579
7Devil’s Advocate,TheCavanagh, SteveOrion 561
8All Her FaultMara, AndreaBantam Press507
9Perfect Lie,TheSpain, JoQuercus Publishing Plc489
10Other Women:The sparkling new page-turner Kelly, CathyOrion472
Paperback Non Fiction
1Did Ye Hear Mammy Died?:the bestselling memoirO’Reilly, SeamasFleet500
2Beyond the Tape:The Life and Many Deaths of a State PathologistCassidy, MarieHachette Books Ireland476
3Awaken Your Power Within:Let Go of Fear. Discover Your Infinite PotentHussey, GerryHachette Books Ireland439
4Comfort Book,TheHaig, MattCanongate Books407
5Mind Full:Unwreck your head, De-stress your lifeWhelan, DermotGill Books357
6Good Vibes, Good LifeKing, VexHay House UK Ltd325
7Atomic Habits:the life-changing million-copy #1 bestsellerClear, JamesRandom House Business Books313
8Murder at RoaringwaterFoster, NickMirror Books294
9Power of Geography,The:Ten Maps That Reveals the Future of Our WorldMarshall, TimElliott & Thompson210
10Northern Protestants: On Shifting GroundMcKay, SusanBlackstaff Press Ltd197
Hardback Non Fiction
1Jane’s Patisserie:Deliciously customisable cakes, bakesDunn, JaneEbury Press1,350
2Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press543
3RememberingsO’Connor, SinéadSandycove261
4Old Ireland in ColourBreslin, John & Buckley, Sarah-AnneMerrion Press173
5Thirty-Two Words for Field:Lost Words of the Irish LandscapeMagan, ManchánGill Books157
6Gaff Goddess:Simple Tips and Tricks to Help You Run Your HomeBarra, Laura deTransworld Ireland136
7Secret,TheByrne, RhondaSimon & Schuster Ltd123
8Women Don’t Owe You Pretty:The debut book from Florence GivenGiven, FlorenceCassell119
9Meal Prep King Plan,The: Save time. Lose weight. King, Meal PrepMichael Joseph107
10Reclaiming The European StreetHiggins, Michael D.The Lilliput Press Ltd83
1MegamonsterWalliams, DavidHarperCollins1,017
2Once Upon a Crime:A Murder Most Unladylike CollectionStevens, RobinPuffin760
3They Both Die at the End:The international No.1 bestseller!Silvera, AdamSimon & Schuster Childrens Boo564
4Peppa Pig: Peppa Goes to Ireland:Peppa Pig Ladybird476
5Dog Man 10: Mothering Heights Pilkey, DavScholastic U.S.428
6As Good As Dead:A Good Girl’s Guide to MurderJackson, HollyFarshore360
7Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky StoriesKinney, JeffPuffin351
8One Of Us Is LyingMcManus, Karen M.Penguin Books Ltd 348
9Summer I Robbed A Bank,TheO’Doherty, DavidPuffin320
10Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End Kinney, JeffPuffin303

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