2008 (US)

The Crystal Skull

By Manda Scott - Published 2008 (UK)Published 2008 (US)



A formulaic thriller made palatable by good writing, The Crystal Skull follows newlywed Cambridge scholar Stella Cody as she struggles to unravel the ...Read Review

The Gargoyle

By Andrew Davidson - Published 2008 (UK)Published 2008 (US)



If the first scene of this debut novel doesn’t grab you by the throat, then no opening scene ever will. In The ...Read Review

The First Queen of England: The Myth of “Bloody Mary”

By Linda Porter - Published 2007 (UK)Published 2008 (US)



If any historical figure is due for a reassessment, it’s surely Mary Tudor, characterized alternatively as a bloodthirsty fanatic and as a ...Read Review

The Heretic’s Daughter

By Kathleen Kent - Published 2008 (UK)Published 2008 (US)


With The Heretic’s Daughter, debut author Kathleen Kent has taken the tragic story of Martha Carrier, a victim of the witch trials ...Read Review

The Book of Air and Shadows

By Michael Gruber - Published 2007 (UK)Published 2008 (US)



Gruber takes readers on a wild ride in this satisfying tale of double-crossings, murders, and intrigue. The lives of two very different men ...Read Review

The Aviary Gate

By Katie Hickman - Published 2008 (UK)Published 2008 (US)


Oxford researcher Elizabeth Staveley is intrigued to discover an ancient fragment stuck in a book. The fragment tells of a young Englishwoman in ...Read Review

Agamemnon’s Daughter

By David Bellos (trans.) - By Ismail Kadare - Published 2007 (UK)Published 2008 (US)


LiteraryShort Stories

Tyranny is the theme of this absorbing novella and two short stories. Written by Albania’s best known novelist, who experienced totalitarianism firsthand, ...Read Review

Her Every Pleasure

By Galen Foley - Published 2008 (UK)Published 2008 (US)



Princess Sophia and Major Gabriel Knight are the main characters in the third part of Gaelen Foley’s Spice trilogy. Sophia has been ...Read Review

Buckingham Palace Gardens

By Anne Perry - Published 2008 (UK)Published 2008 (US)



The Prince of Wales has invited some experts to Buckingham Palace to consider a project to build a Cape-to-Cairo railroad through the heart ...Read Review

The Reserve

By Russell Banks - Published 2008 (UK)Published 2008 (US)



Set in America in 1936 against the background of the Depression and the growth of Fascism in Europe, in Spain and Germany, this is ...Read Review