18th Century

Cold Cruel Winter

By Chris Nickson - Published 2011

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This is the second novel about the crime-solving exploits of Richard Nottingham, Constable of Leeds in the 1730s, and follows on from The ...Read Review

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

By Robert K. Massie - Published 2011

Genres:

Nonfiction

In 1744, Sophia, a 14-year-old German princess, arrived in Moscow as a bride-to-be. In this biography, Massie tells us how Sophia became the woman ...Read Review

Mozart’s Last Aria

By Matt Rees - Published 2011

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Cross-genre novels used to be considered unpublishable, but no more. Mozart’s Last Aria could be defined as historical mystery laced with strong ...Read Review

The Black Banner

By Helen Hart - Published 2011

Genres:

Children/Young AdultNautical

The Black Banner is the tale of 13-year-old Billy Baxter, but Billy has a secret; Billy isn’t a Billy. He’s a ...Read Review

The Ronin’s Mistress: A Novel of Feudal Japan

By Laura Joh Rowland - Published 2011

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Sano Ichiro, the heroic investigator of this novel, has been demoted from chancellor to investigator because of the machinations of Yanigisawa, now the ...Read Review

The Quality of Mercy

By Barry Unsworth - Published 2011

Genres:

Literary

Barry Unsworth’s new novel takes up the stories of two characters who originally appeared in his Booker Prize-winning Sacred Hunger. It begins ...Read Review

The Nightmare: A Mystery with Mary Wollstonecraft

By Nancy Means Wright - Published 2011

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

In 1792, Mary Wollstonecraft has just published her A Vindication of the Rights of Woman and is active with the men and women of ...Read Review

A Killing Frost

By Patricia Wynn - Published 2011

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

A year after German George of Hanover became King of England, the winter was so cold the Thames froze. Thus, the title and ...Read Review

Fortune’s Son

By Emery Lee - Published 2011

Genres:

Romance

Philip Drake is the errant son of the Earl of Hastings. He has renounced the life his father and brother embrace so easily ...Read Review

The Gilded Shroud

By Elizabeth Bailey - Published 2011

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

The screams of the maid announce the discovery of the strangled body of Emily, Marchioness of Polbrook, in the early hours of the ...Read Review