Kathryn Johnson

The Ghost of the Mary Celeste

By Valerie Martin - Published 2014



Inspired by a 19th-century naval mystery, Valerie Martin has structured an intricate, suspenseful novel about a famous “ghost” ship. The Mary Celeste set ...Read Review

The Outlaw Knight

By Elizabeth Chadwick - Published 2000Published 2013


Biographical Fiction

Early in the novel, young Fulke FitzWarin, while serving as a squire in the court of Henry II, earns the displeasure of Prince ...Read Review

The Hidden

By Jo Chumas - Published 2013



The Hidden is an aggressive debut novel that dares to take on a complex plot set in two time periods, 1919 and 1940, which features ...Read Review

Fin and Lady

By Cathleen Schine - Published 2013


In 1964, eleven-year-old Fin, called Finino by his estranged (and some say “strange”) half-sister Lady, loses his second parent. With no one left to ...Read Review

Swimming in the Moon

By Pamela Schoenewaldt - Published 2013


It is 1904, and 14-year-old Lucia lives with her mother, Therese, a servant in a Neapolitan grand home. There Therese, marginally unstable emotionally, earns ...Read Review

The Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star

By Susan Wittig Albert - Published 2013



This popular cozy mystery series, set in Darling, Alabama, in the 1930s, focuses on a feisty women’s club (The Darling Dahlias) and ...Read Review

Death of a Robber Baron

By Charles O’Brien - Published 2013



Set during New York City’s Gilded Age (the late 19th century), this mystery initially transports us to a time of luxury and ...Read Review

Scent of Butterflies

By Dora Levy Mossanen - Published 2013


One need not dive far back into history to begin the story of Soraya, heroine of Scent of Butterflies. It is 1999 in Iran ...Read Review

The Secret of the Yellow Death: A True Story of Medical Sleuthing

By Suzanne Jurmain - Published 2013


Children/Young AdultNonfiction

Although nonfiction and written for children, this book can easily be appreciated by adult readers. Written in the style of an illustrated medical ...Read Review

How to Catch a Bogle

By Catherine Jinks - Published 2013


Children/Young AdultFantasy

In Victorian London, children who aren’t born into “respectable” families – that is, wealthy ones – are pretty much on their own. Other than ...Read Review