Margaret Donsbach

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Keen reader from United States

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Thursday, Oct. 6: Review of Beloved Poison

An engaging mystery set in the creepy world of a mid-nineteenth century London hospital, Beloved Poison by Elaine Thomson, just appeared this September in its first U.S. edition. For more about this novel, see the review. It's the first in a series of new reviews I'll be posting over the…

Sunday, May 29: New Listings

I'm catching up on adding new listings of historical novels published in 2016. Here's one, just added to the Burma and Ceylon section of the India and South Asia page, that's worth a look - a good reminder not to skip over some of the more obscure times and places…

Saturday, May 28: Review of Checkmate

Sixth and last in Dorothy Dunnett's complex and masterful Lymond Chronicles series, Checkmate kept me turning its pages until the wee hours of the morning. When I woke up after a less-than-complete night's sleep, I dived right back in, and read until I finished it. And it's not a short…

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