A Medal for Murder: A Kate Shackleton Mystery

By Frances Brody - Published 2010Published 2013



Detective Kate Shackleton solves her second murder mystery in this fun, well-plotted mystery set in 1920s Harrogate. An amateur theatre production managed by ...Read Review

Dr. Brinkley’s Tower

By Robert Hough - Published 2013


The tower of the title is for radio broadcast, erected just over the Mexican border from Texas in 1931. The lives of the people ...Read Review

The Mussolini Canal

By Antonio Pennachi - By Judith Landry (trans.) - Published 2013



Many dictators from Nero to Napoleon had set out to drain the Italy’s malarial Pontine Marshes, but it was Mussolini who finally ...Read Review

The Perfume Collector

By Kathleen Tessaro - Published 2013


It is a decade after the end of the Second World War, and Grace Munroe is trying to fit in to the role ...Read Review

Bristol House

By Beverly Swerling - Published 2013


Beverly Swerling’s latest work is a gripping dual-period novel that is partly a ghost story. Events in Tudor London affect the modern-day ...Read Review

Prisoner B-3087

By Alan Gratz - Published 2013


Children/Young Adult

The story begins in 1939 in Krakow. The Nazis are rolling over Poland when ten-year-old Yanek and his family hear the first bombs explode. ...Read Review

Belle Epoque

By Elizabeth Ross - Published 2013


Children/Young Adult

Sixteen-year-old Maude Pichon, daughter of a Breton shopkeeper, has always dreamed of life outside her small village. In a desperate attempt to avoid ...Read Review

The Nine Day Queen

By Ella March Chase - Published 2011Published 2013


Biographical Fiction

This is much more the story of all three Grey sisters – Lady Jane, Lady Katherine and Lady Mary – than of the unfortunate Jane, ...Read Review

Miss Whittier Makes a List

By Carla Kelly - Published 1994Published 2013



In 1801, young American Quaker Hannah Whittier is an innocent victim of the Napoleonic wars when she is shipwrecked after a French attack. She ...Read Review

Red River Stallion

By Troon Harrison - Published 2013


Children/Young Adult

Amelia Otterchild Mackenzie is a fourteen-year-old living on Canada’s Hudson Bay in the early 19th century. Abandoned first by her Scottish father ...Read Review