I, Iago

By Nicole Galland - Published 2012


How do you take one of literature’s most vile villains and make your readers like him? Nicole Galland begins in his childhood ...Read Review

The Borgia Mistress

By Sara Poole - Published 2012


Rome, 1593. Francesca Giordano, a young woman of dark passions and even darker talents, is the court poisoner to Pope Alexander VI, Rodrigo Borgia. ...Read Review


By Michael Dean - Published 2012


Thorn is a fictional account of a friendship between the philosopher Baruch Spinoza and Rembrandt Van Rijn, the great Dutch painter. It takes ...Read Review

The King’s Agent

By Donna Russo Morin - Published 2012



No task is too difficult or dangerous for Battista della Palla, Florentine art dealer, handsome thief, and agent to François I, King ...Read Review

The Book of Madness and Cures

By Regina O’Melveny - Published 2012


That this is a book of madness is immediately obvious; Doctor Ernesto Mondini has become unhinged. His final letter arrives in Venice from ...Read Review


By David Snodin - Published 2012



Iago, Shakespeare’s famous villain, has escaped from Cyprus, leaving a trail of corpses behind him. He falls into the hands of Annibale ...Read Review

The Sky’s Dark Labyrinth

By Stuart Clark - Published 2011


At the dawn of the 17th century, two very different men set out to prove Copernicus’s hypothesis that the sun, rather than ...Read Review

Velazquez and the Surrender of Breda: The Making of a Masterpiece

By Anthony Bailey - Published 2011



Diego Velazquez is perhaps best known for his rendering of one of the few Spanish victories during the long war with the Netherlands; ...Read Review

Sister Queens

By Julia Fox - Published 2011Published 2012



Sister Queens is the story of two daughters of Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile, Their Most Catholic Majesties, whose formidable influence ...Read Review

Cross My Heart

By Sasha Gould - Published 2012


AdventureChildren/Young Adult

Venice, 1585. Confined to a convent for the six years since her mother’s death, 16-year-old Laura lives for her memories of her happy ...Read Review