Julia Stoneham

Song of the Nightingale

By Marilyn - By Pemberton - Published 2019


Marilyn Pemberton’s unconvincing novel takes on the fascinating and complex subject of the practice of the castration of young boys in order ...Read Review

Stasi Winter

By David Young - Published 2020



Fans of David Young’s Stasi novels will not be disappointed by this one, Stasi Winter – and what a winter it is. The ...Read Review

Beyond Black There Is No Colour: The Story of Forough Farrokhzad

By Maryam DIENER - Published 2020


Biographical FictionLiterary

In the last century, three major women poets died in their prime. Two, Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton, took their own lives. Forough ...Read Review

Hanging Murder

By A. J. Wright - Published 2019



Hanging Murder is the latest in A. J Wright’s series of “Lancashire Detective Mysteries”. In the bleak, monochrome chill of Wigan in ...Read Review

Upturned Earth

By Karen Jennings - Published 2019


This novel is set in mid-19th century Namaqualand, a mining area of South Africa’s Cape Colony. The terrain is as cruel ...Read Review

Blood in the Dust

By Bill Swiggs - Published 2019



This is a compelling story of the struggles, hardships and consequent adventures of a group of carefully put together characters who, for one ...Read Review

Picasso’s Revenge

By Ray Foulk and Caroline Foulk - Published 2019


Biographical Fiction

This fact-based novel graphically explores the complex story of the creation and then the eventual establishment of Pablo Picasso’s iconic painting “Les ...Read Review

The Traitor of Treasure Island

By John Drake - Published 2019



Most of us carry with us from our adolescence a familiarity with Treasure Island, its fast-moving plot, its thrilling locations and above all, ...Read Review

The Blameless Dead

By Gary Haynes - Published 2019



Described by the publisher as an “epic edge of the seat drama”, The Blameless Dead confirms that claim. The open hostilities of the ...Read Review


By Meike Ziervogel - Published 2019


This story is set in the 1950s on the bleak northern coast of war-scarred Germany. The land is flat. Small villages huddle behind ...Read Review