Renaissance

Poison: A Novel of the Renaissance

By Sara Poole - Published 2010

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Sara Poole, in her new novel, Poison, captures the color and pace of the best contemporary thrillers. With a style similar to James ...Read Review

Honour and the Sword

By A.L. Berridge - Published 2010

Genres:

Epic

1636 – the height of the Thirty Years War. As the story opens, Spanish armies invade King Louis XIII’s France. The sleepy border village ...Read Review

The Astronomer

By Lawrence Goldstone - Published 2010

Genres:

Adventure

Do not – I repeat – do not start the last one hundred pages of Lawrence Goldstone’s The Astronomer if anything or anyone will ...Read Review

His Last Duchess

By Gabrielle Kimm - Published 2010

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

This debut novel is a fictionalised account of the real life Lucrezia de’Medici, probably best known for being the eponymous heroine in ‘...Read Review

Fate & Fortune

By Shirley McKay - Published 2010

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Giles Locke, physician, is reluctantly diagnosing yet another case of ‘morbus gallicus’ [the pox]. Hastening to join his wife Meg for the funeral ...Read Review

Till the Day Go Down

By Jen Black - Published 2009

Genres:

AdventureRomance

The border country between England and Scotland is a lawless and dangerous place in the mid-16th century, so when Harry Wharton, travelling ...Read Review

The Creation of Eve

By Lynn Cullen - Published 2010

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

The Creation of Eve is Cullen’s first foray into adult fiction, and it is quite a promising beginning. The story starts in ...Read Review

The Confessions of Catherine de Medici

By C.W. Gortner - Published 2010

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Catherine de Medici came to the French court as a reluctant princess: young and naive, and yet somehow she knew her destiny was ...Read Review

Daughters of the Witching Hill

By Mary Sharratt - Published 2010

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

Inspired by the 1612 Pendle witch trials in Lancashire, England, Sharratt tells a dramatic story of love and treachery. Told from the viewpoint of ...Read Review

Baroque

By Richard Vetere - Published 2009

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

Inspired by real events and people in early 17th-century Rome, this novel follows the exploits of young painter Mario Minitti, temptress Fillide Meladrone, ...Read Review