Mary F. Burns

The Mysterium: A Hugh Corbett Mystery

By P. C. Doherty - Published 2012

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

The 17th entry in the Sir Hugh Corbett medieval mysteries opens with a “locked cell” murder of a much-hated, highly placed judge who ...Read Review

The Mercury Fountain

By Eliza Factor - Published 2012

Genres:

LiteraryWestern

This is an amazing book. Factor’s writing bumps up against magical realism time and again in the most wonderful way and yet ...Read Review

The Frozen Rabbi

By Steve Stern - Published 2011

Genres:

Literary

Starting with the humorous title, this literary, quasi-historical novel comes with its own background “chuckle track” – you won’t be able to stop ...Read Review

Lion of the West: Heroes and Villains of the Westward Expansion

By Robert Morgan - Published 2011

Genres:

NonfictionWestern

This collection of brief accounts of ten “legends” of 18th and early 19th century America is a fine introduction to the persons and ...Read Review

Sherlock Holmes and the Giant Rat of Sumatra

By Paul D. Gilbert - Published 2011

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This is Gilbert’s third Sherlock Holmes mystery, though the first I’ve read. The premise of this story is a throwaway line ...Read Review

The Mermaid Garden

By Santa Montefiore - Published 2011

Genres:

RomanceSaga

Heartache and romance wing their way from a palazzo in Italy to an old hotel in Devon-by-the-Sea in England – and the story unravels ...Read Review

The Raven’s Bride

By Lenore Hart - Published 2011

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

We all know how sad and dreary Edgar Allan Poe’s life was, in real life and in his stories and poems. Charming ...Read Review

The Seven Churches: A Gothic Novel of Prague

By Milos Urban - Published 2011

Genres:

FantasyLiterary

This unusual, almost-science-fiction novel plays with the historical sense of time and culture and poses some questions: Is humanity “better” now than say, 600 ...Read Review

Purple Daze

By Sherry Shahan - Published 2011

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

It’s strange to consider that a story that took place in 1965 can be termed historical fiction – but only because I was a ...Read Review

Nightshade

By P. C. Doherty - By Paul Doherty - Published 2008Published 2011

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

In this, the 16th of the Hugh Corbett medieval mysteries, Doherty has poor Hugh out on the road again at the behest of ...Read Review