Simon & Schuster UK

Lonely Courage: The true story of the SOE heroines who fought to free Nazi-occupied France

By Rick Stroud - Published 2018



In June 1940, Prime Minister Churchill authorised the setting-up of the Special Operations Executive to sabotage the Nazis in occupied Europe. Recruiter Selwyn Jepson ...Read Review

Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man

By Lynn Vincent - Published 2018



An action film by Steven Spielberg had a moment – a hero recalled his experience from a World War Two warship. But that warship ...Read Review

The Secret of the Irish Castle

By Santa Montefiore - Published 2018



Ballinakelly is a beautiful village in Ireland, one where the Deverill and O’Leary families are victims of a curse that Maggie O’...Read Review

A Different Kind of Evil

By Andrew Wilson - Published 2018



On January 23, 1927, Agatha Christie set sail on the SS Gelria on her way to a holiday in the warm climate of Tenerife. She ...Read Review


By Joseph Kanon - Published 2017



Moscow, 1961. It’s been twelve years since CIA agent Frank Weeks betrayed his country —and his own brother—then disappeared behind the Iron ...Read Review

The Last Days of Night

By Graham Moore - Published 2016


One billion dollars. That’s the value of electric light in 1888. Or, that’s the staggering sum for which Thomas Edison is suing ...Read Review

The German Girl

By Armando Lucas Correa - By Nick Caistor (trans.) - Published 2016Published 2017


Berlin in 1939 is seen through the eyes of Hannah Rosenthal, who starts her tale with “I was almost twelve years old when I ...Read Review

Sword of Honor

By David Kirk - Published 2015



In Japan in October of 1600, the Battle of Sekigahara decisively provided a path to the Shogunate for Lord Tokugawa. Samurai Musashi Miyamoto survived ...Read Review

A War of Flowers (Clara Vine 3)

By Jane Thynne - Published 2014Published 2014-11-20Published 2015



A War of Flowers is the next in the series of the Clara Vine espionage thrillers. In my previous review of The Winter ...Read Review

The Beekeeper’s Daughter

By Santa Montefiore - Published 2015


The beekeeper’s daughter turns out to be two people – Grace Hamblin, raised in England, living on the estate of Lord and Lady ...Read Review