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The Crusade of Darkness

By Giulio Leoni - Published 2011

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This novel I found confusing, the plot a bit of a muddle. The cover states that The Crusade of Darkness is a mediaeval ...Read Review

Charles Jessold, Considered As A Murderer

By Wesley Stace - Published 2011

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Allow me to admit something to you up front: I may not have been the right audience to properly appreciate this book. Do ...Read Review

The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England

By Ian Mortimer - Published 2009

Genres:

Nonfiction

If I were going to write a novel set in medieval England, this book would be my bible. Mortimer packs an amazing amount ...Read Review

The Messengers of Death

By Patricia Clancy (trans.) - By Pierre Magnan - Published 2007Published 2009

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

If you missed the opportunity to spend a week in rural Provence during the 1960s, don’t despair. Instead, set a bottle of ...Read Review

The Murdered House

By Pierre Magnan - Published 2003Published 2009

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This dense novel bears the weight of tragedy, from the shocking murder of a family in remote upper Provence, France in 1896 to the ...Read Review

Oscar’s Books

By Thomas Wright - Published 2009

Genres:

Nonfiction

This is a wonderfully well written biography of Oscar Wilde, and one which takes a very different approach, for it covers the great ...Read Review

The Seven Fires of Mademoiselle

By Esther Vilar - Published 2009

Genres:

Literary

Young Carlota is the daughter of an Argentinian diplomat in the US during the Kennedy years. Her governess – the eponymous Mademoiselle – is a ...Read Review

Snow Falling on Cedars

By David Guterson - Published 1995Published 2009

Genres:

LiteraryMystery/Crime

In 1954, a fisherman is found dead in the nets of his boat, and a local Japanese-American man is charged with his murder. Prejudice, ...Read Review

Captain Blood

By Rafael Sabatini - Published 2009

Genres:

Adventure

Peter Blood, tall, spare, elegant, swarthy as a gipsy, with his startlingly blue eyes, high-bridged nose and thin, firm mouth is born to ...Read Review

Scaramouche

By Rafael Sabatini - Published 2009

Genres:

Adventure

1788, France. When André-Louis Moreau, illegitimate son of no-one knows who, witnesses the murder of his best friend by the arrogant Marquis de ...Read Review