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The Unmourned by Meg and Tom Keneally

‘The Unmourned’ is the 2nd novel in Meg and Tom Keneally’s Monsarrat series which features ex-convict, clerk and sleuth Hugh Llewellyn Monsarrat. Monsarrat was granted his ticket of leave in Port Macquarie and has now moved to Parramatta, West of … Continue reading

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Lennox by Craig Russell

‘Lennox’ is the 1st novel in Craig Russell’s Lennox series, set in the 1950s in Glasgow. Lennox fought in the war and feels too damaged to return to his family in Canada, so he is working as a Private Investigator … Continue reading

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Friends In High Places by Caro Peacock

‘Friends in High Places’ is the 7th novel in Caro Peacock’s Liberty Lane series featuring the young female private detective. It is 1840 and Prince Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, nephew of the Emperor, has just failed in an attempt to seize … Continue reading

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The Redemption of Alexander Seaton by Shona (S.G.) MacLean

‘The Redemption of Alexander Seaton’ is the first novel in Shona Maclean’s Alexander Seaton series of 4 novels. The story is set in 1626 in Banff in North-East Scotland. England and Scotland are now united under a single king and … Continue reading

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Stasi Wolf by David Young

‘Stasi Wolf’ is the 2nd novel in David Young’s Karin Müller series. Müller is an Oberleutnant with Kripo and this story is set in East Germany in 1975. Müller has been relegated to a boring desk job, so jumps at … Continue reading

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The Traitor of St Giles by Michael Jecks

‘The Traitor of St Giles’ is the 8th novel in the Templar Knights series by Michael Jecks featuring Keeper of the Kings Peace Sir Baldwin Furnshill and Bailiff Simon Puttock as they solve mysteries in 1300s England. It is 1321 … Continue reading

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Belladonna at Belstone by Michael Jecks

‘Belladonna at Belstone’ is the 8th novel in the Templar Knights series by Michael Jecks. This novel is based in a convent of nuns at Belstone. While Bishop Stapleton is working as the King’s treasurer, Bishop Bertrand is looking after … Continue reading

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Squire Throwleigh’s Heir by Michael Jecks

‘Squire Throwleigh’s Heir’ is the 7th novel in the Templar Knights series by Michael Jecks featuring the medieval sleuths Sir Baldwin Furnshill and Simon Puttock. Baldwin’s marriage to Jeane is rapidly approaching and he is beginning to feel nervous. As … Continue reading

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The Path of the Wicked by Caro Peacock

‘The Path of the Wicked’ is the 6th novel in Caro Peacock’s Liberty Lane series, featuring the young, female, Victorian private investigator Liberty Lane. When Liberty receives a summons from her friend and often employer Disraeli, she is looking forward … Continue reading

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Bloodline by Conn Iggulden

‘Bloodline’ is the 3rd novel in Conn Iggulden’s War of the Roses series and covers the period from 1460 to 1469. At the end of the previous novel ‘Trinity/Margaret of Anjou’, the Lancaster side, mostly led by Henry VI’s wife … Continue reading

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