Bruce Macbain

In the Grip of the Minotaur

By Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur - By Farnham Bishop - Published 2010

Genres:

Adventure

The story is set in the Bronze Age Mediterranean, where King Minos rules the sea with his fleet and terrorizes his enemies with ...Read Review

Eye of the Red Tsar

By Sam Eastland - Published 2010

Genres:

Thriller

This debut novel of intrigue centers on the execution of Tsar Nicholas and his family by the Bolsheviks in 1918. The hero is Pekkala, ...Read Review

The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England

By Ian Mortimer - Published 2009

Genres:

Nonfiction

If I were going to write a novel set in medieval England, this book would be my bible. Mortimer packs an amazing amount ...Read Review

Homer & Langley

By E. L. Doctorow - Published 2009Published 2010

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

For a review suited to this journal, it is well to begin by pointing out that the novel is not, and does not ...Read Review

Cleopatra’s Daughter

By Michelle Moran - Published 2009

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

In 30 BC, after the defeat and suicide of Antony and Cleopatra, their twin children, Alexander Helios and Cleopatra Selene, were taken to Rome ...Read Review

Roman Diary

By David Parkins - By Richard Platt - Published 2009

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

The subtitle of this illustrated children’s book is “The Journal of Iliona of Mytilini, Who Was Captured and Sold as a Slave ...Read Review

The Cosgrove Report: Being the Private Inquiry of a Pinkerton Detective into the Death of President Lincoln

By G. J. A. O’Toole - Published 1979Published 2009

Genres:

Adventure

Originally published in 1979 and now reissued to coincide with the Lincoln bicentennial, the novel purports to be a manuscript written by one Nicholas ...Read Review

Daughters of Gaia: Women in the Ancient Mediterranean World

By Bella Vivante - Published 2008

Genres:

Nonfiction

The study of women in antiquity has already seen a great deal of important scholarship. In this book, the author undertakes a sweeping ...Read Review

Wobble to Death

By Peter Lovesey - Published 2008

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

It is a cold November morning in 1879 and a dozen ‘pedestrians’ in silk drawers and white tights gather at the Agricultural Hall in ...Read Review

The Detective Wore Silk Drawers

By Peter Lovesey - Published 2008

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

The second of Peter Lovesey’s Victorian mysteries (now reissued) plunges Sergeant Cribb and Constable Thackery into the underworld of bare-knuckled pugilism. In 1880, ...Read Review