Douglas Kemp

The Honourable Life of Thomas Chayne

By Cynthia Jefferies - Published 2019

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Thomas Chayne is the eponymous narrator of this story, set in England in the troublesome first half of the 17th century. He is ...Read Review

A Shadow on the Lens

By Sam Hurcom - Published 2019

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Mystery/Crime

Thomas Bexley is a forensic photographer (one of the first in the country) working for the Metropolitan Police. It is June 1904, and he ...Read Review

The Darker Arts

By Oscar de Muriel - Published 2019

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Mystery/Crime

Edinburgh 1889. In the fifth in the Scotland-based series, detective inspectors Adolphus McGray and Ian Frey are summoned to investigate the mysterious deaths of ...Read Review

Murder at the Ashmolean (Museum Mysteries)

By Jim Eldridge - Published 2019

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Mystery/Crime

This is the third in the series in which Daniel Wilson and his partner (in both the professional and romantic meanings), Abigail Fenton, ...Read Review

The Archipelago of Another Life

By Andrei Makine - Published 2019

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Literary

The novel takes the form of a story within a story, as Pavel Gartsev relates the bizarre world of the reservist Red Army ...Read Review

Blueprint

By Theresia Enzensberger - Published 2019

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Literary

Weimar in 1921, and Luise Schilling has moved from her comfortable family home in Berlin to study architecture at the Bauhaus art centre, led ...Read Review

Mrs Mohr Goes Missing

By Antonia Lloyd-Jones (trans.) - By Maryla Szymiczkowa - Published 2019

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Mystery/Crime

Cracow, 1893: Zofia Turbotyńska, aged 40 and childless, strives to advance herself in local society. She is married to a medical professor, Ignacy, who ...Read Review

The Oblique Place

By Caterina Pascual Söderbaum - Published 2018

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Literary

The author, who died in 2015 aged just 53, has left a profound literary achievement in this novel, which makes the reader regret her early ...Read Review

The Boy Who Lived with the Dead

By Kate Ellis - Published 2019

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Mystery/Crime

September 1920, and Detective Inspector Albert Lincoln of Scotland Yard is summoned to Great Mabley, a large Cheshire commuter village, to investigate the murder ...Read Review

The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper

By Hallie Rubenhold - Published 2019

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Mystery/CrimeNonfiction

At the title says, this is an account of the lives of the five female victims of Jack the Ripper; it is not ...Read Review

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