Jan Middleton

Miss Austen Investigates

By Jessica Bull - Published 2024

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Jane Austen’s world, with its intelligent heroines, romance and issues of propriety, is blended deliciously with murder mystery motifs, resulting in an ...Read Review

Battle Lord (The Wulfbury Chronicles, 2)

By P. W. Finch - Published 2024

Genres:

Adventure

Nearly a thousand years ago, England endured its last invasion. After the chaos of Senlac Ridge, Cerdic, who is a young scion of ...Read Review

The Winter List

By S.G. MacLean - Published 2023

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This sixth in the popular Damian Seeker series will attract readers fond of the historical crime genre. We are in York in the ...Read Review

Clytemnestra

By Costanza Casati - Published 2023

Genres:

Epic

“Survival, strength and courage are your duties,” the King of Sparta tells the girls (including his daughters) training to wrestle just like their ...Read Review

The Red Prince: The Life of John of Gaunt, the Duke of Lancaster

By Helen Carr - Published 2022

Genres:

Nonfiction

For centuries John of Gaunt has remained an enigmatic figure, our ‘take’ on him coloured by Shakespeare or Anya Seton. Helen Carr has ...Read Review

The Tudors in Love: The Courtly Code Behind the Last Medieval Dynasty

By Sarah Gristwood - Published 2021

Genres:

Nonfiction

How did fine amour, that social code of romantic behaviour born in 11th-century France, come to define the lives and fate of iconic ...Read Review

The Ravens of Blackwater (Domesday)

By Edward Marston - Published 2020

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Marston is a prolific author, and confident in his art. Here’s a brisk murder-mystery set in the aftermath of the Conquest, following ...Read Review

The Revolt

By Clara Dupont-Monod - By Ruth Diver (trans.) - Published 2020

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

Listen to the inner voices of Richard the Lionheart and his mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine, resounding down the centuries, courtesy of the powerful ...Read Review

Penhaligon’s Pride

By Terri Nixon - Published 2017

Genres:

Saga

Who doesn’t love a good family saga? Set in Edwardian Cornwall, here’s a novel with a tried and tested recipe: dark ...Read Review

Perception

By Terri Fleming - Published 2017

Genres:

Romance

Let’s face it: Elizabeth Bennet had all the luck. Not so poor, plain Mary, left languishing in Longbourn by Jane Austen, destined ...Read Review