Florence Grace

By Tracy Rees - Published 2016


Orphaned Florrie Buckley lives in rural poverty in Cornwall. Life is hard, but she loves the moors and is happy in her Cornish ...Read Review

Rebel Mechanics

By Shanna Swendson - Published 2016


Children/Young AdultFantasy

It’s 1888, and 17-year-old Verity Newton is traveling to New York to interview for a governess position. On her train, however, she encounters ...Read Review

The Strings of Murder

By Oscar de Muriel - Published 2015Published 2016



In 1888 London, Inspector Ian Frey is down on his luck. Having lost his job, his girl, and the respect of his family, his ...Read Review

Mister Memory

By Marcus Sedgwick - Published 2016Published 2017



At one level this is a very good roman policier, set in Paris in the Belle Époque.  It begins with a crime passionnel ...Read Review


By Julian Fellowes - Published 2016



When Anne Trenchard, wife of a successful businessman, reveals a long-guarded secret to haughty and scornful Lady Brockenhurst, a chain of events ensues ...Read Review

Seventeen Minutes to Baker Street

By Daniel D. Victor - Published 2016



Doctor Watson is anxious to set the matter straight regarding the true facts of the solving of the recent murder of Maria Gibson ...Read Review

Let Me Tell You About a Man I Knew

By Susan Fletcher - Published 2016


Biographical FictionLiterary

In 1889, the painter Vincent Van Gogh is expelled from the Provençal town of Arles after being caught walking through the town with ...Read Review

Victoria Crossing

By Michael Wallace - Published 2016


In July 1851, a barque from Belfast sails into New York. Among the throng of immigrants on board are 19-year-old Victoria, a Protestant, and 17...Read Review

A Place Called Winter

By Patrick Gale - Published 2015Published 2016


Loosely based on the experiences of the author’s great-grandfather, A Place Called Winter is an evocative tale of a timid man grappling ...Read Review

The Great Detective: The Amazing Rise and Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes

By Zach Dundas - Published 2016



I confess to a long-held fascination with Holmes and Watson and was instantly intrigued at this promised “biography of someone who never lived”. ...Read Review