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The Disappearance of Alistair Ainsworth (The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes Mysteries)

By Leonard Goldberg - Published 2019



This is the third in Goldberg’s mystery series featuring Joanna Blalock, the daughter of Sherlock Holmes.  Joanna, who has inherited her father’...Read Review

To Abandon Rome: AD 593 (Tribonian Trilogy Book 2)

By Vann Turner - Published 2017



Vann Turner’s To Abandon Rome brings to life a period of Roman history that is unfamiliar to me. In 593 AD, the Lombard ...Read Review

A Marriage of Attachment: A Sequel to A Contrary Wind

By Lona Manning - Published 2018



In this variation on Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park, a sequel to Manning’s A Contrary Wind, Edmund Bertram has separated from his ...Read Review

The Splendor Before the Dark: A Novel of the Emperor Nero

By Margaret George - Published 2018Published 2018-11-15


Biographical FictionEpic

Margaret George’s epic novel, the second of two about the emperor Nero (after The Confessions of Young Nero), begins with Rome on ...Read Review

The Deadliest Fever: A Miriam bat Isaac Mystery in Ancient Alexandria

By June Trop - Published 2018



After the Torah mantle in Alexandria’s Great Synagogue is vandalized and blood is found on the bemah, Miriam is tasked with the ...Read Review

See Also Proof

By Larry D. Sweazy - Published 2018



This is the third book in Larry Sweazy’s mystery series featuring Marjorie Trumaine, who works as a freelance book indexer while running ...Read Review

Island of the Mad

By Laurie R. King - Published 2018



Island of the Mad is the latest installment in Laurie R. King’s popular mystery series set in the 1920s, featuring Sherlock Holmes ...Read Review

Botticelli’s Muse

By Dorah Blume - Published 2017


Biographical Fiction

Botticelli’s Muse, the first in Dorah Blume’s trilogy set in Renaissance Florence, begins in 1477, when the artist Sandro Botticelli is dismissed ...Read Review

Searching for Mr. Tilney

By Jane Odiwe - Published 2017



Searching for Mr. Tilney is a compelling combination of a retelling of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey and a time travel novel. In 1975, ...Read Review

The Throne of Caesar

By Steven Saylor - Published 2018



Here is the long-awaited next installment of Saylor’s Roman mystery series, featuring Gordianus the Finder, that deals with Julius Caesar’s assassination. ...Read Review

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