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Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man’s Smile

By Gyles Brandreth - Published 2009

Genres:

Biographical FictionMystery/Crime

Oscar Wilde sails back to Europe after one of his visits to the United States, where this latest mystery begins to unfold with ...Read Review

Martyr

By Rory Clements - Published 2009

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Welcome another Tudor detective. This one is John Shakespeare, elder brother of the famous Will (who makes a cameo appearance towards the end ...Read Review

The Guardians of the Covenant

By Tom Egeland - Published 2009

Genres:

Thriller

If you liked The Da Vinci Code (and millions did despite the ridicule) then you will be delighted with The Guardians of the ...Read Review

Pauline Bonaparte: Venus of Empire

By Flora Fraser - Published 2009

Genres:

Nonfiction

The Bonaparte clan depicted in Flora Fraser’s biography could rival any reality TV family for scandal. Pauline Bonaparte is thought to have ...Read Review

An Incomplete Revenge

By Jacqueline Winspear - Published 2008Published 2009

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

As a Maisie Dobbs newcomer, for me this book was a revelation. It is fresh, unpretentious, and totally gripping. Unlike her other books—...Read Review

The Creator’s Map

By Emilio Calderón - By Katherine Silver (trans.) - Published 2008

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

For the first few chapters, this is a Da Vinci Code-style thriller. Rival groups of unscrupulous men from sinister organisations (Himmler’s SS, ...Read Review

The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite

By Beatrice Colin - Published 2008

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Born to a cabaret singer but orphaned in scandalous circumstances, Lilly is alone in the world. She is brought up at St. Xavier’...Read Review

Leningrad: State of Siege

By Michael Jones - Published 2008

Genres:

Nonfiction

The city that was Leningrad for seventy years is St Petersburg again, and trades mainly on its imperial past. But an eternal flame ...Read Review

Boss of Bosses

By Clare Longrigg - Published 2009

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeNonfiction

This is the story of Bernardo Provenzano, Italy’s most notorious criminal. Provenzano was initiated into the Mafia in the 1950s when, for ...Read Review

The Gaol: The Story of Newgate, London’s Most Notorious Prison

By Kelly Grovier - Published 2009

Genres:

Nonfiction

Forget Alcatraz, the Bastille, or the Black Hole of Calcutta: the most notorious prison in history was surely Newgate. For over a century ...Read Review

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