Karen Warren

Painter to the King

By Amy Sackville - Published 2018


Biographical FictionLiterary

In 1622, the artist Diego Velázquez was summoned to Madrid to paint King Philip IV and his courtiers. He remained a member of ...Read Review

Peace in My Heart

By Freda Lightfoot - Published 2017


Manchester, 1945. The war has ended, but there are more troubles ahead for Evie Talbert. Like so many women of the time, she has ...Read Review

The Black Earth

By Philip Kazan - Published 2018



The Black Earth begins in 1922, with a chance encounter between two children in Athens. Zoë has become separated from her parents, who were ...Read Review

Lord of the Sea Castle

By Ruadh Butler - Published 2017



Lord of the Sea Castle is the second in Ruadh Butler’s Invader series. Set in 12th-century Wales and Ireland, it is the ...Read Review

Killers of the Flower Moon: Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI

By David Grann - Published 2017



Killers of the Flower Moon is the true story of a shocking episode in US history. Set in the first half of the 20...Read Review

An American Decade

By Richard Aronowitz - Published 2017


In 1930 Christoph Rittersmann leaves Germany for America to make a new life for himself. At first he is lonely and disorientated, but he ...Read Review

The Sign of Fear

By Robert Ryan - Published 2016



It is 1917, and the ageing Sherlock Holmes has retired to the countryside, while Dr Watson, back from the war, is attending to the ...Read Review

Red Roses: Blanche of Gaunt to Margaret Beaufort

By Amy Licence - Published 2016



Red Roses is the story of the women of England’s Lancastrian Dynasty, from 1345 to 1509. It traces the changing fortunes of the descendants ...Read Review

The Spy of Venice

By Benet Brandreth - Published 2016



It is 1585 and England’s spymasters want to forge an alliance with Venice. A mission is arranged, using a group of travelling players ...Read Review

Marie Grubbe

By Jens Peter Jacobsen - By Mikka Haugaard (trans.) - Published 2015


Biographical Fiction

Marie Grubbe is a new English translation of a novel written in 1876. It is loosely based on the true story of a Danish ...Read Review