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By Sue Williams -
The early 1800s. Governance of the convict colony of New South Wales is in disarray and borders on anarchy at the hands of ...Read Review
By Claudia Cravens -
Orphan Bridget Shaughnessy is a prostitute in Dodge City, Kansas, in 1877. After burying her Pa out on the plains, she rolls into Dodge ...Read Review
By J. C. Harvey -
The Dead Men follows directly from the author’s excellent first novel, The Silver Wolf, which introduced Jack Fiskardo. The novel opens in ...Read Review
By Caroline Beecham -
In 1936, a young woman arrives in Vienna. Tess Simpson is the name in her British passport, but she is also Esther Sinovitch, daughter ...Read Review
By Stephanie Parkyn -
As Napoleon continues his rampage across Europe, the lives of three young performers become intertwined in a series of adventures. Close friends Ré...Read Review
By J. C. Harvey -
The Thirty Years’ War (1618 – 1648) provides the backdrop for this exciting fictional debut. Despite the troubles of the War, Jack Fiskardo’s life is ...Read Review
By Minette Walters -
Minette Walters spent many years as a bestselling thriller writer before turning her talents to historical fiction, and The Swift and The Harrier ...Read Review
By Michelle Wright -
Based in Nazi-occupied Paris, Small Acts of Defiance is award-winning Australian short-story writer Michelle Wright’s debut novel. Wright lived in Paris for ...Read Review
By Dominic Smith -
The Electric Hotel is a story within a story, with the main narrative set within a poignant outer frame. It is 1963, and a ...Read Review
By Cassandra Pybus -
In the 1820s, the author’s ancestor was given free land grants on Bruny Island, Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania). The original inhabitants ...Read Review
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