Mystery writer Agatha Christie disappears for 11 days in 1926, but seldom speaks about it and omits entirely any mention of it in her autobiography.
“plenty of intrigue to delight mystery genre enthusiasts, enough historical accuracy to placate any history buff, and sufficient courtroom drama to satisfy any legal eagle.”
“a remarkable achievement . . . a story of commitment, identity, and familial loyalty that will leave one in tears. Five out of five stars.”
“The Essex Serpent is a masterpiece of a novel . . . Sarah Perry has written a multifaceted novel with universal appeal.”
The Whitechapel district of London’s East End in the latter decades of the 19th century was a popular place for immigrants and the poor working class.
“a preposterous, fun, but perilous escapade, written in an easy-to-read narrative, with a slight stream-of-consciousness air . . .”
“a beautiful story of pioneer hardiness and the determination to survive.”
Inheritance from Mother is a novel for the connoisseur by an author regarded as one of the most important writers in Japan today.
The debut novel Lilli de Jong is almost a feminist version of Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle, targeting the treatment of women in the 1880s rather than slaughterhouses in the early 2
In Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession, author Alison Weir takes well-known figures from history and offers their story in a fictional presentation.
“The Girl Who Knew Too Much is a fun, spunky, read . . .”
“one of the author's main achievements lies in forcing us to consider the intersection of the personal and political . . .”
Anne Hillerman’s Song of the Lion follows a path well trodden in cultural police procedurals.
The desperate lives of Christians in many Muslim majority countries is no secret.
The book jacket featuring the young girl in flounced ball gown and elbow length silk gloves, not to mention the bright pink band indicative of a beauty pageant that slashes diagonally across the co
There’s a lot going on in White Tears . . . maybe too much.
First and foremost this is a book about food, which makes it a natural for chef turned writer Donia Bijan.
Nietzsche declared God was dead over a hundred years ago, but contemporary readers can’t get enough of religion.
“In This Grave Hour is lucky number 13, and there’s no sign the series will stop showing how individual acts of heart can do much to counter collective tragedy.”
". . . Schlink’s brilliance as a contemplative writer. . ."
“Exit West is a smart, sympathetic, and deeply human story . . .”
“Coover’s Huck Out West stands alongside Twain’s original as a worthy companion to that of the master storyteller of the 19th century.”
“In Farleigh Field delivers the same entertainment mixed with intellectual intrigue and realistic setting for which Bowen has earned awards . . .”
Forget the ubiquitous British bulldog: spider-eyelashed girls, mini skirts riding ever upward, were liberation’s new logo in Swinging Sixties England.
". . . a gripping historical novel . . ."