Ann Northfield

Rome’s End (Lucius Sestius Mysteries)

By Fiona Forsyth - Published 2022



This novel is presented as the first Lucius Sestius mystery, so presumably there will be a sequel at some point. The time is 45 ...Read Review

The Mystery of the Sorrowful Maiden (A Laetitia Rodd Mystery)

By Kate Saunders - Published 2021



Laetitia Rodd is a private detective valued for her common sense, ability to view the dead without screaming, and her nose for a ...Read Review

The Dying Day

By Vaseem Khan - Published 2021


Bombay around 1950. A famous scholar has gone missing leaving behind fiendish riddles and clues as to the whereabouts of himself and an extremely ...Read Review

The Negotiator: The Masterclass at Saint-Germain

By Francis Walder - Published 2021


This slender novel, originally published in 1958 and newly translated, is not a run-of-the-mill plot, characters, and description type of book. It focuses on ...Read Review

A Question of Time (The Snake Eater Chronicles 1)

By James Stejskal - Published 2021



In Berlin in 1979, the division between East and West is stark and uncompromising – different ideologies, ways of life, levels of comfort and affluence. ...Read Review

A Prince and a Spy

By Rory Clements - Published 2021



1942. The King’s brother, Prince George, Duke of Kent, is killed in a mysterious air crash in the north of Scotland, but was ...Read Review

The Testimony of Alys Twist

By Suzannah Dunn - Published 2020


This is very much a novel which demonstrates the experience and perspective of history from below. Royalty, in this case Queen Mary the ...Read Review

The Night of the Flood

By Zoe Somerville - Published 2020


Norfolk, 1952. The war is over, but its shadow is still very much in evidence. The nearby airbase and the mysterious American soldier, Jack, ...Read Review

Dangerous Freedom

By Lawrence Scott - Published 2020


Biographical Fiction

This isn’t a typical novel about slavery. It is a fictional portrayal of a real figure, Dido, the daughter of an African ...Read Review

The Foundling (UK) / The Lost Orphan (US)

By Stacey Halls - Published 2020


In 1748, Bessie Bright gives birth to an illegitimate daughter, Clara. Due to her poverty-stricken circumstances, she is forced to leave the newborn at ...Read Review

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