20th Century

The Darkness Knows: A Viv and Charlie Mystery

By Cheryl Honigford - Published 2016

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Former secretary Vivian Witchell plays a gumshoe’s sidekick on radio station WCHI’s The Darkness Knows. She likes the attention the press ...Read Review

Villa Triste

By John Cullen (trans.) - By Patrick Modiano - Published 2016

Genres:

Literary

Triste. French for “sad.” And that’s the mood of this short novel from Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano. Villa Triste opens with ...Read Review

Ice Cold

By Andrea Maria Schenkel - Published 2015

Genres:

LiteraryThriller

It’s October 1939, and Josef Kalteis, “an ethnic German, an Aryan, and in addition a member of the National Socialist Workers’ Party,” has ...Read Review

As Good As Gone

By Larry Watson - Published 2016

Genres:

Literary

Seventy-year-old WWII veteran Calvin Sidey lives alone in a trailer on the scrubby plains of eastern Montana. His ranch hand jobs are drying ...Read Review

The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem

By Anthony Berris (trans.) - By Sarit Yishai-Levi - Published 2016

Genres:

Saga

Gabriela and her mother, the beautiful Luna, have never connected. Desperate to understand her mother and their family’s troubled history, Gabriela pieces ...Read Review

The Pursuit of Pearls

By Jane Thynne - Published 2016

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

The newest entry in the Clara Vine series, The Pursuit of Pearls takes place in 1939 Berlin. As tensions in Germany are building, and ...Read Review

Murder at the Loch

By Eric Brown - Published 2016

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

It’s after World War II in London, and crime novelist Donald Langham and his fiancée, Maria Dupré, are looking forward to ...Read Review

Hell’s Gate

By Bill Schutt - By J. R. Finch - Published 2016

Genres:

Thriller

It’s World War II and mad Japanese scientists, Nazi SS officers, indigenous peoples and U.S. Army Intelligence operators are all contending ...Read Review

A Kiss from France

By Susan Hughes - Published 2015

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A note to a stranger in a box of gun shells; a factory girl imagining the soldier reading her words. Could the romance ...Read Review

Full Circle

By Joe Vitovec - Published 2015

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This story of Jan Neuman, a Czech boy, opens in 1938. It follows him through the events leading up to the war in Europe ...Read Review