Bloomsbury (UK)

Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Sherlock

By Michael Sims - Published 2017

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeNonfiction

This is the fascinating story of how Arthur Conan Doyle developed one of the most beloved characters in English literature, Sherlock Holmes. Sims ...Read Review

Sidney Chambers and the Forgiveness of Sins

By James Runcie - Published 2014Published 2015

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This is a collection of six short stories, closely adjacent in time, which is the fourth installment in the Grantchester Mysteries, starring the ...Read Review

The Women

By T.C. Boyle - Published 2008 (US)Published 2009 (UK)

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

The visionary, egocentric subject of this book, architect/designer Frank Lloyd Wright, changed the course of history. Whatever his faults, foibles, or eccentricities, ...Read Review

The Archivist’s Story

By Travis Holland - Published 2008

Genres:

Literary

Moscow 1939. Pavel Dubrov, a young archivist is given the final works by the author Isaac Babel to destroy. The young man in a ...Read Review

Chains

By Laurie Halse Anderson - Published 2008 (US)Published 2009 (UK)

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Teenaged Isabel and her five-year-old sister Ruth had understood they would be freed upon the death of their owner. But the recent Revolutionary ...Read Review

The Night of the Burning

By Linda Press Wulf - Published 2008

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

This novel tells the true story of Devorah and Nechama Lehrman, the only survivors of a massacre of the Jews in their Polish ...Read Review

Zugzwang

By Ronan Bennett - Published 2007

Genres:

Literary

Zugzwang: a position in chess in which a player is obliged to move, though every move makes his position worse, resulting in helplessness. ...Read Review

The First Total War: Napoleon’s Europe & the Birth of Modern Warfare

By David A. Bell - Published 2007

Genres:

Nonfiction

World War I was not, according to David Bell, the first total war. During the age of Napoleon wars devastated Europe for twenty ...Read Review

Restless

By William Boyd - Published 2006

Genres:

LiteraryThriller

Ruth is a young single mother in mid-1970s Oxford, teaching English to foreign students and executives while avoiding working on her thesis; ...Read Review

The House of Windjammer

By V.A. Richardson - Published 2003 (US)Published 2004 (UK)

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Amsterdam 1636, at the height of tulipmania. The merchant-shipping family of Windjammer is facing ruin. Four galleons have been ship-wrecked and there is no ...Read Review