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The Sign of Fear

By Robert Ryan - Published 2016



It is 1917, and the ageing Sherlock Holmes has retired to the countryside, while Dr Watson, back from the war, is attending to the ...Read Review

The Girl from Venice

By Martin Cruz Smith - Published 2016


Smith sets his latest novel in 1945, when the last European battles of WWII are being fought on Italian soil. While the Allies are ...Read Review

The Jealous Kind

By James Lee Burke - Published 2016Published 2017



Forget the “Happy Days” of the carefree 1950s. Shortly after WWII, Houston, Texas is a simmering cauldron of mayhem, hatred, and incessant violence. ...Read Review

Daughters of Castle Deverill

By Santa Montefiore - Published 2016Published 2017



This is the second novel in the Deverill Chronicles trilogy and the follow-up to the bestselling Songs of Love and War. Set at ...Read Review

The Girl in the Castle

By Santa Montefiore - Published 2016



First in an anticipated trilogy, this is actually the story of many women in a castle, all coming to terms with changing times ...Read Review

The Quartermaster: Montgomery C. Meigs, Lincoln’s General, Master Builder of the Union Army

By Robert O’Harrow Jr. - Published 2016



Call him the Union Army’s secret weapon. Today Montgomery Meigs is best known for one inspired act of revenge. It’s a ...Read Review

India Conquered

By Jon Wilson - Published 2016



Wilson sets out to debunk the myth of the British Raj, from the first outposts of the East India Company in the 17th ...Read Review

Three Sisters, Three Queens

By Philippa Gregory - Published 2016


Biographical Fiction

One of the less documented Tudor women is explored in Gregory’s latest 16th-century read. Margaret, elder sister of Henry VIII, was a ...Read Review

The Last Pearl

By Leah Fleming - Published 2016


1879, York. Greta Costello is poor. She helps her widowed mother and two siblings to survive poverty by working as a Saturday girl for ...Read Review

The Detective and the Devil

By Lloyd Shepherd - Published 2016



In 16th-century London, Jacobus, a Dutch mercenary steals the library of the notorious necromancer, John Dee. Jacobus double-crosses the merchants who hired him ...Read Review