Ann Oughton

The Third Section

By Jasper Kent - Published 2011


Historical FantasyThriller

It is 1855, and after 40 years of peace in Europe, war rages in the Crimea. Sevastopol is in ruins as Dimitry Alekseevich Danilov faces ...Read Review

The Hand of Fatima

By Ildefonso Falcones - By Nick Caistor (trans.) - Published 2010


In 1564, after years of Christian oppression, the Moors of Granada exact a terrible revenge against their masters: after the ensuing bloodbath, the white ...Read Review

The Book of Crows

By Sam Meekings - Published 2011



  In ancient China of 2000 years ago, a young girl, Jade, is kidnapped and sold to the Whorehouse of a Thousand Sighs. Having ...Read Review

Any Survivors?

By Anette Fuhrmeister (trans.) - By Helen Fry (ed.) - By Martin Freud - Published 2010



The narrator is a refugee in London in 1939. Turfed out of his lodgings and finding himself homeless with five pennies in his pocket ...Read Review

The Secret Crown

By Chris Kuzneski - Published 2010



King Ludwig II of Bavaria was a unique ruler and a solitary figure, choosing to live by night and shun society. Obsessed with ...Read Review

The Villa Triste

By Lucretia Grindle - Published 2010



It is 1943 in Florence and sisters Caterina and Isabella (Issa) Cammaccio are delighted to hear the news that Italy has signed the armistice. ...Read Review

Justinian, The Sleepless One

By Ross Laidlaw - Published 2010


This is the story of Uprauda Ystock, son of an illiterate peasant who might have been destined to spend his life working the ...Read Review

Jack the Ripper’s Secret Confession, the Hidden Testimony of Britain’s First Serial Killer

By David Monaghan - By Nigel Crawford - Published 2010



Under lock and key at the British Library are eleven volumes of the writings of a Victorian gentleman known only as Walter. An ...Read Review

The Cemetery of Secrets

By David Hewson - Published 2009



In the cemetery of San Michele a corpse is exhumed. Rizzo has been paid to supervise this grisly task and remove from the ...Read Review

The Postmistress

By Sarah Blake - Published 2009



This atmospheric novel follows the intersecting lives of three American women during 1940 and 1941. Iris James is the postmaster (she doesn’t believe in ...Read Review

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