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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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The Merchant’s House by Kate Ellis

‘The Merchant’s House’ is Kate Ellis’s first novel in her Wesley Peterson series which now numbers over 20 novels. DS Wesley Peterson has just moved from London to Tradmouth on the Devon Coast with his teacher wife Pam. He is … Continue reading

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Dark Fire by C.J. Sansom

‘Dark Fire’ is the 2nd novel in C.J. Sansom’s Matthew Shardlake series, set in Tudor England. Shardlake has been approached by a friend to save his niece from a murder charge. The orphaned Elizabeth Wentworth is accused of murdering her … Continue reading

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A Quiet Flame by Philip Kerr

‘A Quiet Flame’ is the 5th Bernie Gunther novel by Philip Kerr. At the end of the previous novel ‘The One From the Other’ Gunther was incorrectly accused of being a war criminal, so needed to escape Europe. It is … Continue reading

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Under a Pole Star by Stef Penney

‘Under a Pole Star’ is a beautiful romance surrounded by Arctic exploration in the late 1800s and early 1900s. When Flora Mackie’s mother died, she was only 12 years old and her father wasn’t sure what to do with her. … Continue reading

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The Black Friar by S.G. MacLean

‘The Black Friar’ is Shona Maclean’s 2nd novel featuring Captain Damien Seeker, a loyal follower of Oliver Cromwell. Dissent against Cromwell is growing and so is the number of spies keeping an eye on the dissenters. Seeker along with the … Continue reading

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The Blood Card by Elly Griffiths

It is 1953. The young Elizabeth is about to be crowned queen, rationing is still in place in Britain and DI Edgar Stephens and magician Max Mephisto take on their 3rd case together in ‘The Blood Card’. When Edgar and … Continue reading

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