C.W. Gortner

Plague

By C.C. Humphreys - Published 2014

Genres:

Thriller

Restoration England is often portrayed as a licentious romp where Charles II and his bevy of mistresses enjoyed an endless party. The end ...Read Review

The Winter Guest

By Pam Jenoff - Published 2014

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Pam Jenoff has built a strong reputation writing about World War II and its terrible effects on ordinary people. In The Winter Guest, ...Read Review

The Watchers

By Stephen Alford - Published 2012

Genres:

Nonfiction

Several recent nonfiction books have delved into the thorny subject of Sir Francis Walsingham, his dedication to Queen Elizabeth I, and ruthless pursuit ...Read Review

Thieftaker

By D.B. Jackson - Published 2012

Genres:

FantasyMystery/Crime

America is not a popular setting for historical fiction these days— a shame, especially as our history is rife with drama and interesting ...Read Review

All the King’s Cooks: The Tudor Kitchens of Henry VIII at Hampton Court

By Peter Brears - Published 2011

Genres:

Nonfiction

From the storage of game without modern refrigeration to the extraordinary size of the staff required to cater a banquet, Peter Brears’ All ...Read Review

The Lady of the Rivers

By Philippa Gregory - Published 2011

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Philippa Gregory’s third entry in her Cousins’ War series features an unusual character: Jacquetta Woodville, mother of Elizabeth, who in turn gave ...Read Review

Exit the Actress

By Priya Parmar - Published 2011

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Nell Gwynn has been enjoying a revival in historical fiction of late, and it is no wonder. She’s the quintessential heroine, her ...Read Review

Empire

By Steven Saylor - Published 2010

Genres:

EpicSaga

In Empire, the sequel to his New York Times bestseller Roma, Steven Saylor returns to the multi-generational saga, this time depicting the fortunes ...Read Review

Dracula the Un-Dead

By Dacre Stoker - By Ian Holt - Published 2009

Genres:

Fantasy

First Review Classics do not happen overnight. Time is their standard, and in the case of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, time has proven ...Read Review

Hand of Isis

By Jo Graham - Published 2009

Genres:

Biographical FictionFantasy

Following her critically acclaimed debut Black Ships, Jo Graham returns to the ancient world she depicts so well in Hand of Isis, an ...Read Review

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