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A Gathering of Ghosts – Karen Maitland

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August 3, 2018

Retribution

Every time I read a new Karen Maitland book I have this fear that the spell is going to be broken – well not this time. For me, Karen is the master of the medieval thriller with a twist of supernatural menace. England in the 12th century sits on…


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City of Thieves – David Benioff

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July 30, 2018

Endeavour

The City of Thieves is an intriguing book that not only takes into account a period in the Second World War, that has its own defining history, but it is the relationship that develops between 2 men under these unique circumstances. It is an exhilarating but fearful story where…


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Historical Fiction Mystery Thriller

Dark Fire – C.J. Sansom

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July 30, 2018

Duplicity

Matthew Shardlake returns as the London lawyer reluctantly linked with Thomas Cromwell during Henry VIII’s reign. In 1540 King Henry is about to seek an annulment from Anne of Cleves, a wife he claimed he couldn’t consummate his marriage with because of her bad appearance. This was a marriage…


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Historical Fiction Mystery

Dissolution – C.J. Sansom

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July 30, 2018

Dissolution

Dissolution is the first book from CJ Sansom in the Matthew Shardlake series, set during the reign of King Henry VIII and his Chief Minister, Thomas Cromwell. The Catholic Church in 1536 is being eradicated in Britain and the Dissolution of the monasteries has begun – by 1540 no monasteries…


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Over the Pass, and Other Stories

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July 23, 2018

Affirmation
I have fallen in love with short stories thanks to Over the Pass and Other Short Stories by Susan Mary Malone. Reading a book of short stories, to steal a very famous quote is “like a box of chocolates”, you never know what you’re going to get or if you’re going to…

Peter Donnelly
Ireland

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