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Murder at Half-Moon Gate

By Andrea Penrose - Published 2018



This is a thoroughly enjoyable Regency thriller/mystery novel in the same vein and era as The Alienist. The story centers around the ...Read Review

Missing Isaac

By Valerie Fraser Luesse - Published 2018


This novel takes place in the 1960s in racially charged small-town Alabama. It follows the coming of age of Pete McClean, the son ...Read Review

Reign of the Marionettes

By Sheena MacLeod - Published 2016


This historically charged novel takes place during the late 17thcentury counter-reformation under Charles II. The Duke of York, his heir, has converted to ...Read Review

The Smog

By Timothy Allsop - Published 2017



Harry, a WWII English combat veteran, looks for his mysteriously missing wife, Phyllis, in post-war London. His sister Jean takes a break from ...Read Review

Devil in the Dust

By Cara Luecht - Published 2017


This approachable Dust Bowl-era coming of age story evokes elements of The Grapes of Wrath and Tobacco Road. Fifteen-year-old Jessie watches the life ...Read Review

The Bedlam Stacks

By Natasha Pulley - Published 2017


This immensely readable novel set in Victorian England provides a frolicsome yet compelling examination of history, determinism, and the borders of reality. The ...Read Review


By Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi - Published 2017



The highly celebrated debut novel from an award-winning Ugandan author, Kintu presents a sweeping portrait with perspectives on Ugandan culture, history and psychology. ...Read Review

Beyond the River of Shame

By Ken Czech - Published 2017


AdventureBiographical Fiction

Closely based on the true history of S.W. Baker, the famous British explorer who was credited for mapping the Blue Nile and ...Read Review

The Dream Keeper’s Daughter

By Emily Colin - Published 2017



A relaxed pace and descriptive indulgence characterize this tantalizing tale of supernatural time travel. The story opens in Barbados, where archaeologist Isabel Griffin ...Read Review

The World to Come: Stories

By Jim Shepard - Published 2017


LiteraryShort Stories

When it comes to literary style, Jim Shepard breaks all the rules, yet this collection of short stories leaves the reader breathless and ...Read Review