Bethany Latham

In the House in the Dark of the Woods

By Professor Laird Hunt - Published 2018



In colonial New England, a young goodwife sets off into the woods to pick berries for her husband and child. She dawdles, she ...Read Review

Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood

By William J. Mann - Published 2014



1922. Hollywood is plagued by its first scandals; sensationalistic yellow journalism trumpets the poisoning of Olive Thomas and the murder trial(s) of Roscoe ...Read Review

Dr. Mütter’s Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine

By Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz - Published 2014



There’s a museum in Philadelphia. Past its pristine marble foyer, you’ll discover conjoined twins floating in formaldehyde, wax models of terrible ...Read Review

The Miniaturist

By Jessie Burton - Published 2014



Autumn, 1686. Petronella Oortman arrives at the home of her new husband, Johannes Brandt, the wealthiest merchant in Amsterdam. But he is absent, her ...Read Review

The Hundred-Year House

By Rebecca Makkai - Published 2014


1999, 1955, 1929, 1900. Time’s arrow, loosed in reverse, slows at these points in its flight through Laurelfield estate, home to the old-moneyed, “cursed” Devohrs. The ...Read Review

The Illusionists

By Rosie Thomas - Published 2014Published 2014-02-27


In Victorian London, illusionist Devil Wix’s chance encounter with dwarf performer Carlo Boldoni results in the dynamic duo of Boldoni & Wix, ...Read Review

The Victorian Detective

By Alan Moss - By Keith Skinner - Published 2013



This slim little volume was a surprise – I expected a work on Victorian detectives to be a great deal more substantial. With a ...Read Review

The Fortune Hunter: A Richard & Judy Pick

By Daisy Goodwin - Published 2014Published 2014-04-24


Biographical Fiction

Little Charlotte Baird, sole heiress to the vast Lennox fortune, may look mousy, but her character is strong, forthright, and unusual – she cares ...Read Review

Kill My Mother

By Jules Feiffer - Published 2014


This graphic novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Feiffer is a gender-bending take on 1930s-40s noir. In 1933, teen-aged bad apple Annie tortures her ...Read Review

The String Diaries

By Stephen Lloyd Jones - Published 2014



A centuries-old evil stalks Hannah Wilde, an evil that purports to love her, just as it has all the women in her family ...Read Review

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