18th Century

The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington

By Brad Meltzer - By Josh Mensch - Published 2019

Genres:

Nonfiction

Americans tend to think independence was our destiny, ordained by the size of the colonies and distance from Great Britain. Anyone familiar with ...Read Review

The Highland Renegade (Lords of the Highlands Book 5)

By Amy Jarecki -

Genres:

Romance

Feuds have a long tradition in the Scottish Highlands, and the situation has not much changed on the eve of the First Jacobite ...Read Review

The Blood And The Barley (The Strathavon Saga)

By Angela MacRae Shanks - Published 2018

Genres:

Saga

Set in a close-knit crofting community below the Cromdale Hills (north-east Highlands of Scotland) in 1780, this novel opens with a Beltane ceremony, in ...Read Review

Blood & Sugar

By Laura Shepherd-Robinson - Published 2019

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

June 1781. Captain Harry Corsham is a veteran of the American War. He looks set to pursue a promising political career, and he dotes ...Read Review

Casanova and the Faceless Woman

By Louise Rogers Lalaurie (trans.) - By Olivier Barde-Cabuçon - Published 2019

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Only the devil himself is quicker. When Louis XV’s Inspector of Strange and Unexplained Deaths is called upon to examine the corpse ...Read Review

Convicts in the Colonies: Transportation Tales from Britain to Australia

By Lucy Williams - Published 2018

Genres:

Nonfiction

The most interesting part of Convicts in the Colonies is the section about the English and Irish convicts who were sentenced to be ...Read Review

The Opium Purge (Lady Fan Mystery)

By Elizabeth Bailey - Published 2018

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Ottillia Fanshawe, called “Lady Fan,” is the wife of Lord Francis Fanshawe and an amateur detective in England of 1790. While visiting her mother-in-law, ...Read Review

The Almanack

By Martine Bailey - Published 2019

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Saturated with beautiful images of the natural world in mid-18th century rural England, Bailey’s third mystery evokes a time when people ...Read Review

Goya: The Terrible Sublime: A Graphic Novel

By El Torres - By Fran Galán (illus.) - Published 2019

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

The work of artist Francisco de Goya (1746-1828) runs the gamut from sedate portraits of the Spanish royal family to pornographic nudes to ...Read Review

John Law: A Scottish Adventurer of the Eighteenth Century

By James Buchan - Published 2018

Genres:

Nonfiction

James Buchan has written an erudite and highly readable life of John Law, the son of a master goldsmith in Edinburgh. He moved ...Read Review