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The Ascent of John Tyndall: Victorian Scientist, Mountaineer, and Public Intellectual

By Roland Jackson - Published 2018

Genres:

Nonfiction

Though lesser-known than his contemporaries – Faraday, Huxley, Kelvin, Carlyle, and Pasteur – John Tyndall is becoming recognized for achievements in science and other areas. ...Read Review

The Body in the Ballroom

By R. J. Koreto - Published 2018

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Philadelphia Rutledge’s coming-of-age ball at her uptown New York mansion ends in disaster when one of the most universally hated guests dies. ...Read Review

Final Resting Place

By Jonathan F. Putnam - Published 2018

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Twenty-nine-year-old trial lawyer Abraham Lincoln campaigns to save his seat in the Illinois Legislature as the Whigs’ standard-bearer. Summer 1838 promises to be heated ...Read Review

Murder Will Speak

By Penny Richards - Published 2018

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeWestern

Believing that a woman can influence wrongdoers to change their ways, Lilly Long leaves a touring theatre company to become a Pinkerton operative. ...Read Review

The Island: A Grand and Batchelor Victorian Mystery

By M.J. Trow - Published 2017

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

The post-Civil War adventures continue for London-based enquiry agents Matthew Grand and James Batchelor. It’s 1873, and Matthew’s sister Martha is marrying ...Read Review

With You Always

By Jody Hedlund - Published 2017

Genres:

InspirationalRomance

At 19, Elise Neumann is the oldest member of her immigrant family in 1857. She is looking for work as a seamstress when she is ...Read Review

Smoke and Mirrors

By Casey Daniels - Published 2017

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Phineas T. Barnum employs his sister Evangeline to help him run his New York City museum of human oddities in 1842. When a friend ...Read Review

Adobe Moon: Wyatt Earp, An American Odyssey

By Mark Warren - Published 2017

Genres:

Biographical FictionWestern

A boy becomes a man when he faces down a crisis and resolves to stand for a cause. This biographical novel of Wyatt ...Read Review

Alice and the Assassin

By R. J. Koreto - Published 2017

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Seventeen-year-old Alice Roosevelt is a handful—for her father, the new President; for her Aunt Anna, who raised her in New York City; ...Read Review

White with Fish, Red with Murder

By Harley Mazuk - Published 2017

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Down-and-out private eye Frank Swiver needs one more case to keep his agency going. Out of the blue comes an offer to discuss ...Read Review