John Murray

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

A Voyage Long and Strange

By Tony Horwitz - Published 2008Published 2009

Genres:

Nonfiction

This is a travelogue rather than a history book, written by a journalist, not an historian. The Voyage Long and Strange is a ...Read Review

The Secret Life of Words: How English Became English

By Henry Hutchings - Published 2009

Genres:

Nonfiction

This is not a history of the English language, despite the subtitle. There is little about grammar and syntax and nothing at all ...Read Review

Oscar Wilde and the Ring of Death

By Gyles Brandreth - Published 2008Published 2009

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This is the second in a series featuring Oscar Wilde as detective. The plot starts as a game at a dinner party where ...Read Review

The Glass of Time

By Michael Cox - Published 2008

Genres:

LiteraryMystery/Crime

Esperanza Gorst is an orphan, raised in Paris by her guardian, the mysterious Madame de l’Orme. When she is in her teens, ...Read Review

The Red Velvet Turnshoe

By Cassandra Clark - Published 2009

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

In February of the year 1383 a rain started to fall before Martinmas. It swept through France, Flanders, and Tuscany causing floods and famine. ...Read Review

Among the Mad

By Jacqueline Winspear - Published 2009

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

I first encountered Maisie Dobbs in her first outing in the book of that title, the premise of which – a maid of all ...Read Review

The Interrogator

By Andrew Williams - Published 2009

Genres:

Thriller

We all know that the British managed to break the German ‘Enigma’ code during World War II, but what of the other side ...Read Review

Hangman Blind

By Cassandra Clark - Published 2008

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

In the year 1382, England emerges from violent religious rebellion into precarious peace. It is during this time that Hildegard, recently widowed and financially ...Read Review