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His Sinful Touch by Candace Camp is yet another a delightful romp in her Mad Morelands series.

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Alan Hollinghurst’s novel, The Sparsholt Affair, presents a bit of a conundrum.

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Christine Mangan’s noir novel, Tangerine, draws a fine line between homage to Patricia Highsmith’s Ripley novels and downright copying or pastiche.

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"Highly recommended."

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With over a dozen English-language books on the topic in the last decade alone, the ill-fated love story of the 12th century French scholar-monk Peter Abelard and his pupil Heloise continues to fas

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“Only Killers and Thieves is a powerful debut.”

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Mike Hodge, a reporter with the Tribune in 1920s Chicago, sets off on a quest to find the person or persons responsible for the murder of his girlfriend, Annie Walsh.

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“calling it literary is a stretch. Even the most ardent art critics will surely tire of it after 318 pages.”

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“Fans of historical fiction or tales of women defying the odds will be immediately drawn in to Runyan’s crisp, effortless prose.”

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“a dramatic and interesting look into the past of a town and the lives of those who’ve dwelled in it.”

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The year is 1921, and the place is Bombay, India.

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Firefly Cove reaches inside our hearts and allows us to confront our deepest fears concerning love, death, and solitude.

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“a serious book, beautifully written, that explores the effect of ruinous family secrets.”

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Even the greatest novelists eventually reach an advanced age.

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Book Three of Tony Schumacher’s alternate history of WWII Britain pits Detective John Rossett against a rogue Nazi assassin called the Bear and a group of Nazi officers colluding with British Resis

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“an amazing historical novel, revealing the horrors of WWI through the letters exchanged by Tom and Evie.”

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“This is a gentle novel, the literary equivalent of warm slippers and a cup of tea by the fire.”

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“captures the mood and flavor of the times, while providing a captivating and engrossing mystery . . .”

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“Havana Libre works well as a sociological commentary, but as a mystery novel or a thriller, it’s a dud.”

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October–November 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik coup d’etat that brought communism to power in Russia.

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Spellbinding is an appropriate word to describe S. A. Chakraborty’s debut novel, The City of Brass. Mesmerizing is another.

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“educates and moves, deftly juggling fact and fiction.”

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“a well-written historical novel, unique in its point of view . . .”

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“Twenty-Two on Peleliu will haunt, enchant and thrill . . . it will inspire you with stories of heroism and courage . . .

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“Ragnvald danced on the oars, leaping from one to the next as the crew rowed. Some kept their oars steady to make it easier for him; some tried to jostle Ragnvald off when he landed on them.

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