Beyond the Wild River

By Sarah Maine - Published 2017Published 2017-10-05



In 1893, nineteen-year-old Evelyn Ballantyre joins her father and his wealthy friends on a visit to the Chicago World’s Fair. She and her ...Read Review

The Reek of Red Herrings

By Catriona McPherson - Published 2015Published 2016



1930: Dandy Gilver and her sidekick, Alec Osborne, take on a daunting task. Several barrels of a prestigious herring processor’s product have been ...Read Review

Stalin’s Englishman: Guy Burgess, The Cold War, and the Cambridge Spy Ring

By Andrew Lownie - Published 2016



This is an extraordinary biography of the infamous spy, Guy Burgess (1911-1963). Born into one of England’s oldest families, educated at Eton ...Read Review

Mrs. Sinclair’s Suitcase

By Louise Walters - Published 2014 (UK)Published 2015 (US)


In present time, shy Roberta works in a bookstore in England, collecting bits and pieces of items she finds in various books. When ...Read Review

The Ship of Brides

By Jojo Moyes - Published 2008Published 2014


If you like stories that pull you in quickly, are filled with emotional drama, and provide a vivid atmosphere of the times, you ...Read Review

An Appetite for Violets

By Martine Bailey - Published 2014Published 2014-05-22Published 2015


In 1772 Biddy, under-cook at a Cheshire estate, is forced to accompany Lady Carinna, her new young mistress, to Italy while Carinna’s elderly ...Read Review

Dandy Gilver and a Bothersome Number of Corpses

By Catriona McPherson - Published 2013



This is the seventh in McPherson’s 1920s Scottish mystery series featuring Dandy (Dandelion) Gilver. Dandy receives a phone call from an old ...Read Review

The Tudor Conspiracy

By C.W. Gortner - Published 2013



The Tudor Conspiracy, second in the series by C.W. Gortner, starts off quickly, with Brendan Prescott being recruited by William Cecil to ...Read Review

The King’s Deception

By Steve Berry - Published 2013



It is 2010; the Government of Scotland wants to return a Pan-Am 103 bomber to Qadhafi’s Libya, and the Government of Britain wants to ...Read Review

The Ghosts of Athens

By Richard Blake - Published 2012



Athens of 612 AD is a decadent and vulnerable city, threatened by starving barbarian tribes. Richard Blake’s protagonist, Aelric, a senator of the ...Read Review