By David Foenkinos - By Sam Taylor (trans.) - Published 2016Published 2018


Biographical FictionLiterary

This novel, originally published in France in 2014 to great critical acclaim, tells the life story of the artist, Charlotte Salomon, born in Vienna ...Read Review

The Speech

By Andrew Smith - Published 2016


Biographical Fiction

The speech at the focal point of this novel is Enoch Powell’s infamous ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech – ‘I am filled with foreboding; ...Read Review

The Authentic William James

By Stephen Gallagher - Published 2016Published 2017



1913. Sebastian Becker, Special Investigator for the Chancery in Lunacy, is usually charged with investigating madmen of the British aristocracy (a group whose penchant ...Read Review

The Girl from Oto

By Amy Maroney - Published 2016



This novel has a complicated, interconnecting dual timeline. One is contemporary in which Zari Durrell, an American art historian, secures work in Scotland ...Read Review

Dead Man’s Blues

By Ray Celestin - Published 2016Published 2017



The kidnapping of an heiress, the mutilation death of a gangster, and the champagne poisoning of local politicos are the triggering events of ...Read Review

The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen, Vols. 1 and 2

By Collins Hemingway - Published 2016


Alternate History

At the age of 26, Jane meets Ashton Dennis at a ball in Bath. The following day Jane walks with her sister, Cassandra, through ...Read Review

Reign of the Marionettes

By Sheena MacLeod - Published 2016


This historically charged novel takes place during the late 17thcentury counter-reformation under Charles II. The Duke of York, his heir, has converted to ...Read Review

A Hunt in Winter: A Joe Swallow Mystery

By Conor Brady - Published 2016Published 2017



Dublin detective Joe Swallow returns in a third volume, this time to solve a series of murderous attacks on young women, attacks that ...Read Review

Daughter of the Wolf

By Victoria Whitworth - Published 2016


This powerful novel is set in the Humber estuary of northeastern England in the mid-9th century. Radmer, lord of Donmouth, is sent ...Read Review

The Wolf Trial

By Neil MacKay - Published 2016


Neil MacKay’s version of 16th-century Germany resembles hell on earth. Pamphlets from the period describe the trial of one Peter Stumpf in ...Read Review