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The Silver Collar

By Antonia Hodgson - Published 2020



The Silver Collar is the fourth in Antonia Hodgson’s series about Thomas Hawkins and Kitty Sparks. I had read the first – The ...Read Review

The Saracen’s Mark (The Jackdaw Mysteries)

By S. W. Perry - Published 2020



Despite its length (I don’t like books over 400 pages) I enjoyed this book, the third in Perry’s Mark series and to ...Read Review

Wicked By Design

By Katy Moran - Published 2019


Alternate HistoryRomance

This is the sequel to False Lights (2017), written under the name K J Whittaker, although it can be read as a stand-alone novel. ...Read Review

The Cornish Lady (Cornish Saga)

By Nicola Pryce - Published 2019



This novel is well-written in the first person, with interesting characters and an intricate plot which is resolved happily – the villains are caught ...Read Review

The Angel’s Mark

By S. W. Perry - Published 2018



When I started this book it had, to my mind, multiple strikes against it: it was long, it was written in the present ...Read Review

The Captain’s Girl

By Nicola Pryce - Published 2017



Set in Cornwall in 1793, the early scenes in this book reminded me of Daphne du Maurier’s Frenchman’s Creek. However, the story ...Read Review

False Lights

By K. J. Whittaker - Published 2017


Alternate History

The strapline of this book is: ‘What if Napoleon, instead of Wellington, had won the Battle of Waterloo?’ Well, apparently Napoleon continues in ...Read Review

Dandy Gilver and a Spot of Toil and Trouble

By Catriona McPherson - Published 2017



I enjoy the Dandy Gilver crime series, and this latest offering from McPherson is, as ever, a pleasure to read. Set in Scotland ...Read Review

The Women of Versailles

By Kate Brown - Published 2017


Biographical Fiction

This is a fictional biography of Adélaïde, daughter of Louis XV of France, set in 1745, when Adélaïde was a ...Read Review

The Zealot’s Bones

By D. M. Mark - Published 2017



Writing under the pseudonym D. M. Mark, this is David Mark’s first historical crime novel. Set in Hull and its environs in 1849, ...Read Review

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