John Murray

Oscar Wilde And A Game Called Murder

By Gyles Brandreth - Published 2008Published 2009

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

In this mystery, set in 1892, Oscar Wilde and friends—including Bram Stoker and Arthur Conan Doyle—indulge in an after-dinner game. Each picks ...Read Review

Metrostop Paris: History from the City’s Heart

By Gregor Dallas - Published 2008

Genres:

Nonfiction

This is basically a literary walk around Paris, except that since it ranges over the whole metropolis the imaginary journey takes place by ...Read Review

Charge! The Interesting Bits of Military History

By Justin Pollard - Published 2008

Genres:

Nonfiction

Charge! is a miscellany of curious snippets of military history culled from Ancient Egypt to WWII. Most of the entries are short (usually ...Read Review

The Slave Ship, A Human History

By Marcus Rediker - Published 2008

Genres:

Nonfiction

‘One of the recurrent sounds of a slave ship was song. The sailors sometimes played instruments and sang, but more commonly, day and ...Read Review

The Right Hand of the Sun

By Anita Mason - Published 2008

Genres:

Adventure

What is the most dramatic and extraordinary adventure ever recorded?  My vote must go to Cortes’s conquest of Mexico in 1521, when 500 Spaniards ...Read Review

The Right Hand of the Sun

By Anita Mason - Published 2008

Genres:

AdventureBiographical Fiction

What is the most dramatic and extraordinary adventure ever recorded? My vote must go to Cortes’s conquest of Mexico in 1521, when 500 Spaniards ...Read Review

Sea of Poppies

By Amitav Ghosh - Published 2008

Genres:

Epic

An epic tale of the opium trade in 1838 and its far-reaching effects, Sea of Poppies is a book of amazing skill and scope. ...Read Review

The Glimmer Palace

By Beatrice Colin - Published 2008

Genres:

Saga

It’s impossible not to wish Lilly Nelly Aphrodite well. The protagonist of The Glimmer Palace is a spirited, resourceful, and keen-eyed child ...Read Review

The Maze of Cadiz

By Aly Monroe - Published 2008

Genres:

Thriller

Aly Monroe’s debut novel launches the career of Peter Cotton, British Intelligence officer, which Monroe intends to follow through the post-war years ...Read Review

The Creator’s Map

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

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeThriller

The violent death of an aristocratic former Fascist and Nazi sympathiser in 1952 is the catalyst for this mystery story set among Spanish refugees ...Read Review