Editors' Choice

The Isolated Séance (An Irregular Detective mystery, 1)

By Jeri Westerson - Published 2023



London, 1895. Twenty-six-year-old Timothy Badger was a street urchin of twelve when Sherlock Holmes began using him as his spy. The Baker Street Irregulars ...Read Review

The Square of Sevens

By Laura Shepherd-Robinson - Published 2023


A girl called Red writes a memoir. It begins in 1730 with her hard, nomadic life as the child of a gypsy fortune teller. ...Read Review

Lady Tan’s Circle of Women

By Lisa See - Published 2023


No mud, no lotus. This aphorism captures the essence of Lisa See’s latest novel: pithy, yet entertaining; thought-provoking, yet down-to-earth; dark, yet ...Read Review

Queen of Exiles

By Vanessa Riley - Published 2023


Biographical Fiction

Hayti (Haiti) became a sovereign nation in 1804, free of slavery, after defeating Napoleon’s forces. The formerly enslaved now rule the new nation. ...Read Review


By Ana Veciana-Suarez - Published 2023


15th-16th century Spain. Dolça Llull Prat, the young, artistic daughter of a Barcelona aristocrat, lives a carefree life of luxury until ...Read Review

The Black Crescent

By Jane Johnson - Published 2023



Set in 1950s Morocco, amid growing resistance to French rule, The Black Crescent is a novel about family ties, societal change and contrast ...Read Review


By Tania James - Published 2023


The word that does justice to the British Raj’s plunder in India had to be borrowed: “Loot,” as Tania James has explained ...Read Review

St. Agnes and the Selkie (Cuthbert’s People)

By G. M Baker - Published 2022


One day, a drenched and seemingly mute young woman knocks on the gate to the abbey of Whitby. Her dark colouring has the ...Read Review

Sinners of Starlight City

By Anika Scott - Published 2023


This riveting story plays out at the 1933 World’s Fair in Chicago (Starlight City), but its setting also encompasses Sicily during the years ...Read Review

Beneath the Darkening Clouds (The Irish Fortune Series Book 2)

By Juliane Weber - Published 2022



In 1845 Ireland, Quin and Alannah have dealt with loss and heartache and have overcome difficulties in order to be together, but then the ...Read Review

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