Head of Zeus

Medici: Supremacy

By Matteo Struckul - By Richard McKenna (trans.) - Published 2020


Biographical Fiction

Florence, 1469. Lorenzo de Medici has become the head of the family and de facto ruler of Florence. Life is never simple in the ...Read Review

The Boy with Blue Trousers

By Carol Jones - Published 2019


The Boy with Blue Trousers is set in 1856/57 in the Pearl River Delta, China and Robetown, Australia. The narrative alternates between the life ...Read Review

The Ghost Tree (A Betty Church Mystery)

By M.R.C. Kasasian - Published 2020



This is the third in Kasasian’s Betty Church murder mystery series. The not-so-sleepy Suffolk village of Sackwater during World War II is ...Read Review

The Summer House Party

By Caro Fraser - Published 2020


It is summer 1936, and Sonia Haddon is hosting a party at a country house in Surrey. A motley collection of people is there, ...Read Review

The Night of the Flood

By Zoe Somerville - Published 2020


Norfolk, 1952. The war is over, but its shadow is still very much in evidence. The nearby airbase and the mysterious American soldier, Jack, ...Read Review

The Sea Gate

By Jane Johnson - Published 2020


It is rare to find a dual-narrative novel in which both strands of the narrative are equally compelling. Often the present-day strand exists ...Read Review

Summer of the Three Pagodas

By Jean Moran - Published 2020


An exotic tale with an exotic title, but don’t be disappointed that there are no pagodas, not even one. It is set ...Read Review

The Bermondsey Bookshop

By Mary Gibson - Published 2020


The Bermondsey Bookshop was founded in 1921 by Ethel Gutman. Its inspiration was similar to that of the better-known Workers’ Educational Association founded eighteen ...Read Review

The French Wife

By Diney Costeloe - Published 2020


Readers of Diney Costeloe’s Children of the Siege will welcome the chance to find out what happened to the St. Clair family ...Read Review

People Like Us

By Louise Fein - Published 2021


At one level this is a timeless story of star-crossed lovers.  A young couple defy the conventions of the adult world and are ...Read Review