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By Sharan Newman -
This is the first in Sharan Newman’s Emily Stratton series. Newman always possesses the special key to a portal that transports her ...Read Review
By Ronan Bennett -
Zugzwang: a position in chess in which a player is obliged to move, though every move makes his position worse, resulting in helplessness. ...Read Review
By David Peace -
Tokyo, August 1946: one year after Japan’s surrender and the extensive bombings of its capital. The murdered bodies of two women are found ...Read Review
By Robert W. Walker -
Second in the Inspector Ransom series, set in Chicago during the 1893 World’s Fair, this novel is part mystery, part horror story. There ...Read Review
By Libby Fischer Hellman -
Beginning with an exchange between two men in Prague in August 1944, the book proceeds to explore the ramifications of these events in the ...Read Review
By Ann Benson -
The Physician’s Tale is the last entry in a trilogy spanning seven centuries and two continents (14th century Europe and 21st century ...Read Review
By Catherine Monroe -
French children still, albeit reluctantly, celebrate Charlemagne’s birthday. They do so because he is considered the inventor of schooling. Indeed, learning plays ...Read Review
By James R. Benn -
Barely promoted to detective in his native Boston, William ‘Billy’ Boyd is sent to England to work with his ‘uncle’ Ike Eisenhower. It ...Read Review
By Edward Marston -
Life is never a quiet river for Lord Westfield’s Men, an Elizabethan theatre company. A fire burns down the inn where they ...Read Review
By JacquelineWinspear -
In 1931, psychologist and private inquiry agent Maisie Dobbs is hired by a young woman to investigate the death of her artist twin brother. ...Read Review
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