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The Queen’s Gambit: A Leonardo da Vinci Mystery

By Diane A.S. Stuckart - Published 2008

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Art is but one skill under scrutiny at Castle Sforza, Milan, in 1483. The Duke commands his court artist and engineer, Leonardo da Vinci, ...Read Review

The House The Rockefellers Built: A Tale of Money, Taste and Power in Twentieth-Century America

By Lee Baldwin Dalzell - By Robert F. Dalzell - Published 2007

Genres:

Nonfiction

Standard Oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller Sr. became rich through hard work, simple living and vigorous acquisition of failing companies that were in ...Read Review

The Sister: A Novel of Emily Dickinson

By Paola Kaufmann (trans. William Rowlandson) - Published 2006 (UK)Published 2007 (US)

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

So little is known about Emily Dickinson that studies of her poetry provide the major insight into the recluse of Amherst, Massachusetts. Such ...Read Review

Consequences of Sin: An Edwardian Mystery

By Clare Langley-Hawthorne - Published 2007

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeRomance

Ursula Marlow, Oxford graduate, heiress and budding suffragette, receives a telephone call late one night from her friend Winifred ”Freddie” Stanford-Jones saying she’...Read Review

The Truth About Lou: A (Necessary) Fiction

By Angela von der Lippe - Published 2006

Genres:

Literary

In late 19th-century Germany, the passionate Louise “Lou” Salomé, writer, seeker, and friend to Nietzsche, Freud and Prague poet Rilke sought a utopian ...Read Review

Murder, ’Orrible Murder

By Amy Myers - Published 2006

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Victorian English detectives have their place in history, but what about the other end of the social spectrum, a chimney sweep who finds ...Read Review

Jane and the Barque of Frailty

By Stephanie Barron - Published 2006

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Miss Jane Austen has left cozy Chawton for a month in London overseeing the printing of her first novel, Sense and Sensibility. Busy ...Read Review

City of Glory: A Novel of War and Desire in Old Manhattan

By Beverly Swerling - Published 2007

Genres:

AdventureSaga

The War of 1812 serves as backdrop to this intense saga of early New York and the woodlands of Manhattan. President James Madison has ...Read Review

Gunpowder Plot

By Carola Dunn - Published 2006

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

It’s Guy Fawkes Night, 1924, and Daisy Fletcher, née Dalrymple, is invited to celebrate at friend Gwen’s family estate in the ...Read Review

A Scented Palace: The Secret History Of Marie-Antoinette’s Perfumer

By Elisabeth de Feydeau (trans. Jane Lizop) - Published 2006

Genres:

Nonfiction

Jean-Louis Fargeon, son of a perfumer in the scent-rich town of Montpellier, France, apprenticed well and took his trade to Paris, where his ...Read Review