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The Tick of Death

By Peter Lovesey - Published 2009

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Peter Lovesey richly deserves the many awards and honors bestowed upon him since his premier novel, the extravagantly titled Wobble to Death, in 1970. ...Read Review

Broken Jewel

By David L. Robbins - Published 2009

Genres:

Thriller

A Japanese prison camp in the Philippines is the setting for a tense novel of brutality, endurance, hope, and, most of all, love. ...Read Review

The Inheritance of Rome

By Chris Wickham - Published 2009

Genres:

Nonfiction

A distinguished professor of medieval history at Oxford and author of the award-winning Framing the Middle Ages, Chris Wickham presents a comprehensive and ...Read Review

An Artist in Treason: The Extraordinary Life of General James Wilkinson

By Andro Linklater - Published 2009

Genres:

Nonfiction

James Wilkinson (1757-1825) is one of the most obscure figures in American history. His life was spent as a Revolutionary War hero, American ...Read Review

To Know Evil

By Stephen Gaspar - Published 2009

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Any reader searching for a less densely detailed description of medieval monastic life than that provided by Umberto Eco may wish to join ...Read Review

A Plague of Poison

By Maureen Ash - Published 2009

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Maureen Ash’s Templar Knight mystery series has introduced Bascot de Marins to scores of readers in previous volumes. Her latest finds the ...Read Review

Seen the Glory: A Novel of the Battle of Gettysburg

By John Hough - By Jr. - Published 2009

Genres:

MilitarySaga

The young Chandler brothers, brash 18-year-old Luke and soft-spoken 16-year-old Thomas, advance to maturity in the blood-soaked fields of Gettysburg in John Hough’...Read Review

The Patriot Witch

By C. C. Finlay - Published 2009

Genres:

Fantasy

I must admit that I approached this novel predisposed to write a negative review. I was not a fan of fantasy fiction and ...Read Review

The Age of the Ship of the Line: The British and French Navies, 1650-1815

By Jonathan R. Dull - Published 2009

Genres:

NauticalNonfiction

The “ship of the line” was the equivalent of the battleship in navies in the age of sail. While numerous smaller types of ...Read Review

Eiffel’s Tower

By Jill Jonnes - Published 2009

Genres:

Nonfiction

The 1889 Exposition Universelle would be forgotten by all but a few were it not for the centerpiece of the affair—the brand new ...Read Review

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