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The Wrong Girl (Bianca Dangereuse Hollywood Mysteries)

By Donis Casey - Published 2019



This is the first in an excellent new series by Donis Casey, author of the Alafair Tucker mysteries. In 1920, Blanche, one of Alafair’...Read Review

A Question of Time

By Steven Lazaroff - Published 2019



In Lazaroff’s fast-paced time travel novel, historian Jonathan Lambert disappears from a train to Paris and finds himself transported to 1774, during the ...Read Review

Murder at Kensington Palace (A Wrexford & Sloane Mystery)

By Andrea Penrose - Published 2019



This is the third in Andrea Penrose’s mystery series set in Regency England, featuring the Earl of Wrexford, an enigmatic man and ...Read Review

Sofonisba: Portraits of the Soul

By Chiara Montani - Published 2019


Biographical Fiction

Sofonisba is a biographical novel about Sofonisba Anguissola, who was one of the first women to make a living as an artist in 16...Read Review

The Golden Tresses of the Dead: A Flavia de Luce Novel

By Alan Bradley - Published 2019



This is the latest entry in Alan Bradley’s popular mystery series set in rural England in the 1950s, featuring twelve-year-old chemistry expert ...Read Review

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

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