20th Century

The Language of the Dead

By Stephen Kelly - Published 2015



An old man is found slain under a tree, crows pecking at his eyes. The ritual slaying of Will Blackwood echoes the killing ...Read Review

The Jazz Palace

By Mary Morris - Published 2015


Chicago in the early 20th century was not an easy place for immigrants or blacks, but these are the stories told in The ...Read Review

Under the Same Blue Sky

By Pamela Schoenewaldt - Published 2015



As WWI storms across Europe, Hazel Renner’s Pennsylvania family becomes a dreaded “hyphen” – shunned in the place they’ve called home simply ...Read Review

Treachery in Tibet

By John Wilcox - Published 2015



At the start of the 20th century, the British Viceroy in India dispatches a mission into Tibet, aiming for Lhasa and negotiations leading ...Read Review

The Year We Sailed the Sun

By Theresa Nelson - Published 2015


Children/Young Adult

In The Year We Sailed the Sun, Theresa Nelson tells the story of Julia Delaney, an orphaned girl who has spent her earliest ...Read Review

The Amber Keeper

By Freda Lightfoot - Published 2014


Best known for her sagas of historical British life, Lightfoot’s newest release fits with the popular dual-narratives trend, in which family secrets ...Read Review

Taking on Theodore Roosevelt: How One Senator Defied the President on Brownsville and Shook American Politics

By Harry Lembeck - Published 2015



Gunfire awakens a small south Texas town one August night in 1906, leaving a civilian dead and a policeman wounded. Fort Brown, adjacent to ...Read Review


By David R. Weinraub - Published 2014



In this thriller detailing attempts during World War II to save Jews from annihilation by the Nazis and move them to Palestine, Lieutenant ...Read Review

Death Comes to the Ballet Russes

By David Dickinson - Published 2015



Theatrical murder onstage turns into the real thing as, after the performance, a young performer, Taneyev, is found dead backstage, stabbed through the ...Read Review

Shame and the Captives

By Thomas Keneally - Published 2015



In August 1944, the Second World War in the Pacific is winding down. In Australia, prison camps house enemy combatants. One of the camps, ...Read Review