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The Spies of Warsaw

By Alan Furst - Published 2008



This is a difficult to follow but fascinating study of French intelligence-gathering in Central Europe, prior to World War II. Alan Furst is ...Read Review

Femme Fatale: Love, Lies, and the Unknown Life of Mata Hari

By Pat Shipman - Published 2007



Misperceptions about Mata Hari abound—many due to the persona that she herself promulgated with convenient lies. Though often thought to be of ...Read Review

The Light Of Evening

By Edna O'Brien - Published 2006



The novel opens in the latter half of the 20th century. Dilly, bedridden in a small rural Irish hospital, reminisces about her past ...Read Review

The Last Witchfinder

By James Morrow - Published 2006



Jennet Stearne’s childhood wasn’t typical, but it was happy, or at least it began that way. Her home life morally focused ...Read Review

Purity of Blood

By Arturo Pérez-Reverte - Published 2006



Diego Alatriste survives in the Spain of 1623 by taking commissions as a sword for hire while maintaining a firm sense of honor. This ...Read Review

The Alchemist’s Daughter

By Katharine McMahon - Published 2006


Biographical Fiction

In lyrical prose, this novel details the life of Emilie Selden, a female scientist in 18th century England, squirreled away in her father’...Read Review

The Sultan’s Seal

By Jenny White - Published 2006



In late 19th century Istanbul, the body of a young Englishwoman has washed ashore, and it soon becomes apparent that she was not ...Read Review

Farewell, My Queen

By Chantal Thomas - Published 2003 (US)Published 2004 (UK)


Biographical Fiction

This story of Marie-Antoinette takes place over three days at Versailles, starting with 14 July, 1789. The Hall of Mirrors and other well-known grandeurs are ...Read Review