Ann Chamberlin

Bad Girls

By Alex de Campi - By Victor Santos (illus.) - Published 2018



New Year’s Eve, 1958. As dictator Fulgencio Batista flees the country and Fidel Castro stands poised to take over the island of Cuba, ...Read Review

A Hangman for Ghosts

By Andrei Baltakmens - Published 2018



New South Wales, 1829. Gabriel Carver is the convict who stepped forward to serve as hangman. He does his best to ease the passing ...Read Review

Kingdom of the Wicked Book One: Rules

By Helen Dale - Published 2018


Alternate History

Helen Dale’s first novel, The Hand that Signed the Paper, won Australia’s Miles Franklin Award; she was the youngest recipient ever. ...Read Review

The Ring of Flames

By Joan Fallon - Published 2017


Al-Andalus/Córdoba between the years of 1008 and the fall of the city to Sulayman ibn al-Hakim in 1013 AD (no nod given to ...Read Review

The Wreckage of Eden

By Norman Lock - Published 2018


Biographical FictionLiterary

Robert Winter presides over the wreckage of the Eden given to white European settlers as Manifest Destiny in the first part of the 19...Read Review

The Grave’s a Fine and Private Place

By Alan Bradley - Published 2018



This is the latest installment in the very popular history mystery series starring adolescent sleuth, pre-teen and chemistry whiz Flavia de Luce, set ...Read Review

The Designer

By Marius Gabriel - Published 2017


Shortly after the liberation of Paris in 1944, while war still rages, Copper Reilly arrives in Paris with her husband of eighteen months, a ...Read Review

Back Up

By Louise Rogers Lalaurie (trans.) - By Paul Colize - Published 2018



One by one, in one short week in March 1967, the four members of a British rock band based in Berlin die violent but ...Read Review

The Burning Time: Henry VIII, Bloody Mary, and the Protestant Martyrs of London

By Virginia Rounding - Published 2017



As the subtitle suggests, this is the saga of the executions of dissidents from the birth of the future Mary I in 1516 until ...Read Review

Stone Circle

By Kate Murdoch - Published 2016



In 16th-century Pesaro on the Adriatic coast, Antonius, a young man of common background, is born with an ability to read minds. This ...Read Review

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