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Pandora’s Boy by Lindsey Davis

PANDORA’S BOY is the 6th novel in the Flavia Albia series by Lindsey Davis. Flavia Albia is the daughter of Marcus Didius Falco and like her father is a private investigator in ancient Rome. Albia’s new husband Tiberius is still … Continue reading

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Little Deaths by Emma Flint

LITTLE DEATHS is a crime thriller set in 1965 and is inspired by a true story. It is Emma Flint’s debut novel. Ruth Malone is a single mother of two children living in a working class Queens neighbourhood. She works … Continue reading

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The Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse

THE BURNING CHAMBERS is set in Carcassonne at the time of the French religious wars. The Catholic church, long dominant in France, is intent on driving the Protestant Huguenots out of the country. This has echoes of the attacks against … Continue reading

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Ode to a Banker by Lindsey Davis

ODE TO A BANKER is the 12th Falco novel by Lindsey Davis featuring informer (detective) Marcus Didius Falco and set in the 1st century AD in Rome. Falco has finally been presented with an opportunity to read his poetry to … Continue reading

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The Fire Court by Andrew Taylor

THE FIRE COURT sees the return of James Marwood and Cat Lovett who were introduced to us in THE ASHES OF LONDON. James Marwood has been doing reasonably well financially with two clerkships under two different masters. He has moved … Continue reading

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One Virgin Too Many by Lindsey Davis

ONE VIRGIN TOO MANY is the 11th novel in the Falco series by Lindsey Davis which features Marcus Didius Falco, an informer in ancient Rome. After Falco and Helena’s adventures in Africa in the previous novel, Falco has been promoted … Continue reading

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Two For The Lions by Lindsey Davis

TWO FOR THE LIONS is the 10th novel in the Marcus Didius Falco series by Lindsey Davis. After the dreadful failure of the work partnership of Falco and his friend Petronius, Falco has now been forced into talking a new … Continue reading

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Greeks Bearing Gifts by Philip Kerr

GREEKS BEARING GIFTS is the 13th novel in Philip Kerr’s Bernie Gunther series and sadly with Kerr’s untimely death there will be only one more novel in the series after this one. Bernie is now living under the assumed name … Continue reading

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Pilgrim’s War by Michael Jecks

PILGRIM’S WAR is the first novel in a new series by Michael Jecks about the crusades. This novel is about the first crusade – the pilgrim’s crusade. In 1096 the Pope Urban II decided that Christians should take the birth … Continue reading

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Sovereign by C.J. Sansom

SOVEREIGN is the 3rd novel in C.J. Sansom’s Matthew Shardlake series which features the hunchback lawyer in the time of King Henry VIII. With the death of Thomas Cromwell, Shardlake and his assistant Jack Barak had hoped that their days … Continue reading

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