2008

The Bolter

By Frances Osborne - Published 2008Published 2009

Genres:

Nonfiction

Frances Osborne, the great-granddaughter of Idina Sackville, has written a shockingly candid biography of a brazen woman who defied the convention of upper ...Read Review

The Daughters of the Doge

By Edward Charles - Published 2008Published 2009

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In this novel, the sequel to In the Shadow of Lady Jane, young Richard Stocker is still mourning his friend Lady Jane Grey ...Read Review

The Glassblower of Murano

By Marina Fiorato - Published 2008Published 2009

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In a tale of genius and tragedy, Leonora Manin is inspired to travel to Murano, Italy, from Hampstead, England, the home of her 17...Read Review

Stranger Room

By Frederick Ramsay - Published 2008

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

The fifth title in the Ike Schwartz series finds the erstwhile sheriff of Picketville, Virginia, with a murder on his hands that has ...Read Review

Tainted Tree

By Jacquelynn Luben - Published 2008

Genres:

Saga

This rambling book, which was sent to me for review as a historical novel, is set in 1991 and the ’60s. It contains no ...Read Review

An Incomplete Revenge

By Jacqueline Winspear - Published 2008Published 2009

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

As a Maisie Dobbs newcomer, for me this book was a revelation. It is fresh, unpretentious, and totally gripping. Unlike her other books—...Read Review

Twelve

By Jasper Kent - Published 2008

Genres:

FantasyThriller

Set in 1812, this book tells the story of Napoleon’s assault on Moscow. Russian city after Russian city has fallen to the French, ...Read Review

Twelve

By Jasper Kent - Published 2008

Genres:

FantasyThriller

This book is described in the publicity as ‘genre breaking’ and the ‘first Napoleonic historical vampire novel’. I do not propose to discuss ...Read Review

To Play the Fox: A Novel of Fighter Pilots in World War Two

By Frank Barnard - Published 2008

Genres:

Military

The fighter pilots in question are an urbane Englishman, a licentious American, and a cynical German. We follow their wayward paths separately, but ...Read Review

Blood Money

By Tom Bradby - Published 2008

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

  Blood Money is set in America during the Wall Street crash of 1929. Joe Quinn is a young detective who has just been ...Read Review

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