John Murray

Traitor

By Rory Clements - Published 2012

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Mystery/CrimeThriller

This is the fourth in Clements’ John Shakespeare series. John is Will’s older brother and an ‘intelligencer’ in the Queen’s service. ...Read Review

Oscar Wilde and the Vatican Murders

By Gyles Brandreth - Published 2011Published 2012

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Mystery/Crime

If the first four novels of Gyles Brandreth’s series of Victorian murder mysteries had never existed to whet our appetites for another ...Read Review

Sugar Island

By Sanjida O’Connell - Published 2012

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Sugar Island is inspired by the life of Fanny Kemble – actress, author and anti-slavery activist – and is set in the American South on ...Read Review

Perdition

By James Jackson - Published 2012

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AdventureThriller

The last decade of the 13th century sees the Crusader city of Acre awaiting the final onslaught from an overwhelming Saracen army. Benedict, ...Read Review

Revenger

By Rory Clements - Published 2011

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Mystery/CrimeThriller

This is the second novel by Clements featuring the Elizabethan ‘intelligencer’, John Shakespeare. His more famous younger brother pops up from time to ...Read Review

Relic

By Tom Egeland - Published 2011

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Thriller

Relic is unashamedly indebted to Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code, which it lists in its bibliography, along with The Holy Blood and ...Read Review

Devil’s Charge

By Michael Arnold -

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Military

When I was at school our history books gave the impression that the English Civil War was a rather gentlemanly affair between romantic ...Read Review

The Daughter of Siena

By Marina Fiorato - Published 2011

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According to legend, Sienese noblewoman Pia Tolomei is a descendant of Egypt’s Ptolemy line, her beauty inviting comparisons to Queen Cleopatra. As ...Read Review

Prince

By Rory Clements - Published 2011

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Thriller

It is the year 1593, and England is a powder-keg of rumour and fear. Plague threatens London, famine is rife and the aged queen (...Read Review

The School of Night

By Louis Bayard - Published 2011

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Thriller

Discredited Elizabethan scholar Henry Cavendish is tasked by a ruthless antiquities collector to recover a missing letter which was stolen by Henry’s ...Read Review