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By Jeri Westerson -
Poor Crispin Guest! In Jeri Westerson’s debut novel, set in 14th-century London and described as “a medieval noir,” Crispin is slapped, backhanded, ...Read Review
By Peter Tremayne -
Published 2007Published 2008
In this 16th installment of Tremayne’s Fidelma of Cashel series, the High King of Ireland is killed at night in the middle ...Read Review
By Arturo Pérez-Reverte -
King Philip IV, ruler of the Spanish empire in 1626, is expecting a large shipment of gold bullion from the West Indies. Swordsman-for-hire Captain ...Read Review
By Louis Bayard -
In 1818, a street beggar follows Hector Carpentier to his home in the Latin Quarter, only to transform himself into Vidocq, Paris’s master ...Read Review
By Deeanne Gist -
In this sequel to Courting Trouble, set in 1898 Corsicana, Texas, Essie Spreckelmeyer, well into her thirties, is no longer hunting a husband. Instead, ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Newark -
Originally published in 1997 as Consequence, Jane Eyre’s Daughter tells, as the title suggests, the tale of Janet Rochester, only daughter of Jane ...Read Review
By Chiew-Siah Tei -
This is the story of Minghzi, the first grandson of Master Chai, a feudal landlord and opium farmer who is determined that Minghzi ...Read Review
By Beatrice Colin -
It’s impossible not to wish Lilly Nelly Aphrodite well. The protagonist of The Glimmer Palace is a spirited, resourceful, and keen-eyed child ...Read Review
By Kerry Greenwood -
Phryne Fisher, a seemingly flighty, iconoclastic philanthropist, is hardly flummoxed when a former friend from the circus drops by for tea in her ...Read Review
By Antonio Muñoz Molina (trans. Edith Grossman) -
Resolving to flee the tumult of the university in the late 1960s, Minaya, a young student, decides to leave Madrid and write his ...Read Review
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