20th Century

The Monogram Murders

By Sophie Hannah - Published 2014



Hercule Poirot’s quiet meal at a London coffeehouse in 1929 is interrupted by a frantic woman. She declares she will soon be murdered – ...Read Review

Black Star

By Steve Marshall - Published 2013



The year is 1941 (apart from a short prologue in 1937) and evil is of course afoot. Willi Schaaf is not only a member of ...Read Review

A Fine Summer’s Day

By Charles Todd - Published 2015



This 17th novel in the Ian Rutledge mystery series follows the successful pattern used in many of the previous books. An inspector at ...Read Review

Roller Derby Rivals

By Matt Collins (illus.) - By Sue Macy - Published 2014


Children/Young Adult

The history of Women’s Roller Derby is explored in this inspiring children’s picture book aimed at grades 2-4. True sports legends, ...Read Review

Three Minutes in Poland: Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Family Film

By Glenn Kurtz - Published 2014



Glenn Kurtz here writes about his shock when he came across three minutes of old film shot by his grandfather, an immigrant making ...Read Review

The Nibelungen Hoard

By Edwin M. Todd - Published 2014



The action of Todd’s gripping and well-orchestrated debut splits between the final days of the Third Reich and four decades later, in 1989, ...Read Review

Ellie’s War: Come Home Soon

By Emily Sharratt - Published 2014


Children/Young Adult

August 1914. War has just been declared, and fourteen-year-old Ellie doesn’t see why her father, Dr Phillips, must go to war. He talks ...Read Review

Do Not Forget Me Quite

By Richard Pike - Published 2014



Do Not Forget Me Quite spans nearly twenty years of a family’s life, starting on the eve of WWI. The main focus ...Read Review

Hell with the Lid Blown Off: An Alafair Tucker Mystery

By Donis Casey - Published 2014



It’s 1916 in Boynton, Oklahoma, and for Alafair Tucker life pretty much follows her “guiding philosophy… that there is always room… for one ...Read Review

The Hormone Factory

By Saskia Goldschmidt - Published 2014



Mordechai de Paauw—womanizer, cheat, and ruthless businessman—is a despicable man, yet the perfect narrator. The heir to a Dutch meatpacking family, ...Read Review