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A Case of Doubtful Death: A Frances Doughty Mystery

by Linda Stratmann

A dedicated doctor has set up a waiting mortuary on the borders of Kensal Green cemetery, where corpses are left to decompose before burial to reassure clients that no-one can be buried alive. He collapses and...


A Half Forgotten Song

by Katherine Webb

A spellbinding tale about the power of love, the danger of obsession, and the unfaithful nature of memory, A Half Forgotten Song is by turns haunting, joyous, and heartbreaking

1937. In a windswept village on...


The Veil

by Diane Noble

A shroud of secrecy cloaks a new nineteenth-century sect known simply as the Saints. But that veil is about to be drawn away. Amidst the majestic beauty of 1857 Utah, the members of one secluded religious group...


A Dry White Season

by Andre Brink

As startling and powerful as when first published more than two decades ago, André Brink's classic novel, A Dry White Season, is an unflinching and unforgettable look at racial intolerance, the human condition,...


And Only to Deceive

by Tasha Alexander

From gifted new writer Tasha Alexander comes a stunning novel of historical suspense set in Victorian England, meticulously researched and with a twisty plot that involves stolen antiquities, betrayal, and murder...


Roses Have Thorns: A Novel of Elizabeth I

Ladies in Waiting #3

by Sandra Byrd

In 1565, seventeen-year-old Elin von Snakenborg leaves Sweden on a treacherous journey to England. Her fiancé has fallen in love with her sister and her dowry money has been gambled away, but ahead of her lies...


God's Favorite: A Novel

by Lawrence Wright

In this fascinating work of historical fiction, award-winning author Lawrence Wright captures all the gripping drama and black humor of Panama during the final, nerve-racking days of its legendary dictator,...


John Pond of Oaks

by Nev Ollis

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John Pond of Oaks is an inspiring novel about John Pond, an English school-teaching parson, who settles in Australia during the rich historic era of 1856 to 1868.

The story follows a dozen years...


The Missing Head of Damasceno Monteiro

by Antonio Tabucchi & J. C. Patrick

A literary thriller of heroin rings and headless bodies uncovers social ills and corruption in modern day Portugal, whileas in all of Tabucchi's workblurring genre boundaries. Antonio Tabucchi, Italy's premier...


Flashman and the Dragon

Flashman Papers #8

by GeorgeMacDonald Fraser

It is 1860, and while China seethes through the bloodiest civil war in history and the British and French armies hack their way to the heart of the Forbidden City, Flash Harry hoodwinks them all.


Flashman at the Charge

Flashman Papers #4

by GeorgeMacDonald Fraser

The fourth volume of memoirs in which Harry Flashman confronts destiny with Lord Cardigan and the Light Brigade. Part of the FLASHMAN series, comprising FLASHMAN, ROYAL FLASH and FLASH FOR FREEDOM, which explores...


Grass Is Singing

by Doris Lessing

Set in South Africa under white rule, Doris Lessing's first novel is both a riveting chronicle of human disintegration and a beautifully understated social critique. Mary Turner is a self-confident, independent...


The Barbed Crown

Ethan Gage #6

by William Dietrich

In this latest adventure by New York Times bestselling author William Dietrich, Ethan Gage is out to foil Napoleon's coronation as emperor, play double agent between France and England, and turn the tide of...


The Colour of Milk

by Nell Leyshon

"this is my book and i am writing it by my own hand."

Mary and her three sisters rise every day to backbreaking farmwork that threatens to suppress their own awakening desires, whether it's Violet's pull toward...


The Confusion

by Neal Stephenson

In the year 1689, a cabal of Barbary galley slaves -- including one Jack Shaftoe, aka King of the Vagabonds, aka Half-Cocked Jack -- devises a daring plan to win freedom and fortune. A great adventure ensues...


The Bronze Horseman

by Paullina Simons

The golden skies, the translucent twilight, the white nights, all hold the promise of youth, of love, of eternal renewal. The war has not yet touched this city of fallen grandeur, or the lives of two sisters,...


Blood Between Queens

Thornleigh #5

by Barbara Kyle

"Riveting, adventurous. . .superb!" --Historical Novel Society

Following her perilous fall from a throne she'd scarcely owned to begin with, Mary, Queen of Scots, has fled to England, hoping her cousin, Queen...


The House of Trembling Leaves

by Julian Lees

In 1936 Malaysia, Lu See is ordered to marry a fat, one-eyed banker


The Serpent of the Valois

by Peter Mowbray

It is the year 1589, and on a cold and wet January evening, Catherine de Medici, Queen Mother of France, lies close to death. For the people of this war torn country her demise will be welcome news. This is...


Song of Duiske

by John A. Ryan

In south Kilkenny, where Duiske stream joins the river Barrow at Graiguenamanagh, lies one of Ireland's many Norman-Cistercian abbeys. Song of Duiske is a novella set amongst this monastic community in the year...