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Some Luck

By Jane Smiley - Published 2014

Genres:

Saga

This historical novel follows various members of the Langdon family from 1920 until 1953. Readers first meet Walter and Rosanna Langdon, newlyweds on their farm ...Read Review

The Black-Eyed Blonde: A Philip Marlowe Novel

By Benjamin Black - Published 2014

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

It’s 1950s California, and P.I. Philip Marlowe sits staring at a silent telephone in a quiet room, empty of eager clients. ...Read Review

The Wind Is Not a River

By Brian Payton - Published 2014

Genres:

After his brother’s death in World War II and an argument with his wife, journalist John Easley heads north to Alaska’s ...Read Review

The Twelfth Department

By William Ryan - Published 2013

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This is the third in William Ryan’s Soviet detective series set in 1930s Moscow. Captain Korolev, hero of the Revolution and now ...Read Review

The Promise

By Ann Weisgarber - Published 2013

Genres:

Literary

In Galveston, Texas, in 1899, a dying woman demands a promise of her friend and housekeeper, Nan Ogden: to look after Andre, the dying ...Read Review

Vengeance

By Benjamin Black - Published 2012

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeThriller

Benjamin Black, pseudonym for Irish writer John Banville, has written number five in a series of crime noir novels featuring Detective Inspector Hackett ...Read Review

The Secret Keeper

By Kate Morton - Published 2012

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

It’s 1961, and 16-year-old Laurel Nicolson is hiding in a tree house during a family celebration, wanting only a few minutes alone as ...Read Review

A Death in Summer

By Benjamin Black - Published 2011

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This latest offering in the Quirke series opens with the shotgun killing of newspaper proprietor Richard Jewell, aka Diamond Dick. His own paper ...Read Review

The Darkening Field

By William Ryan - Published 2011

Genres:

MilitaryMystery/Crime

Captain Alexei Korolev of the Moscow Militia’s Criminal Investigation Division is ordered to Odessa, Ukraine, to look into the suspicious suicide of ...Read Review

The Villa Triste

By Lucretia Grindle - Published 2010

Genres:

Thriller

It is 1943 in Florence and sisters Caterina and Isabella (Issa) Cammaccio are delighted to hear the news that Italy has signed the armistice. ...Read Review