Douglas Kemp

Mrs Mohr Goes Missing

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

Genres:

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

Genres:

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

Genres:

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

Genres:

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

Orphan Boy (The Deerness Series)

By Elizabeth Gill - Published 2018

Genres:

Saga

The second in the Deerness series, set in north-east England at the end of the 19th century. The eponymous orphan is Niall McAndrew, ...Read Review

In the Shadow of Wolves

By Alvydas Šlepikas - Published 2019

Genres:

Literary

Eastern Prussia in the bitter winter of 1946. The Soviet Army is in occupation, keen to take their revenge upon the German people. Eva, ...Read Review

Shadowplay

By Joseph O’Connor - Published 2019

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

At an essential level, this novel deals with the Irish writer Bram Stoker, and his relationships with the actress Ellen Terry, and Henry ...Read Review

Surgeons’ Hall

By E. S. Thomson - Published 2019

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeThriller

Jem Flockhart, apothecary, and Will Quartermain return for another slice (the fourth in the series) of Grand Guignol mid-19th-century murder. It is 1851, ...Read Review

House of Glass

By Susan Fletcher - Published 2018

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Clara Waterfield grew up in the early years of the 20th century with the rare medical condition of having extraordinarily delicate bones, liable ...Read Review

Katalin Street

By Magda Szabó - Published 2019

Genres:

Literary

Set in Budapest, Hungary between 1934 and 1960, this is by no means conventional historical fiction. The plot consists of a series of disparate but ...Read Review

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