Fiction - Mystery - Historical

The Lies That Bind

DarkHorse Trilogy, Book 1
By Ed Protzel

The Lies That Bind is a stunning opening in the DarkHorse Trilogy by Ed Protzel, a gripping tale for fans of Southern fiction, and a story of deceit, slavery, and dangerous complicities. The trickster Durksen Hurst returns to Mississippi after being away for a long...

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A Ring of Truth

A Henrietta and Inspector Howard novel
By Michelle Cox

It’s somewhat disconcerting to be all caught up in the latest plot twist which has come suddenly toward the end of a book, to turn the page and suddenly find yourself reading the “Acknowledgements”. What happened after the protagonist put a letter in her pocket...

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Angel Curs

The Trilogy
By Michael Griswold

Wow! Angel Curs: The Trilogy by Michael Thomas Griswold is an amazing triumph of the imagination. Imagine a world where everything you think you know is a lie. Imagine that there is a secret history of the world. A history so fantastic that when it...

Beer and Gasoline

By John Knoerle

Beer and Gasoline is an historical fiction thriller written by John Knoerle. The fact that his boss, CIA’s Counterintelligence Chief of Staff, James J. Angleton, had sent him on an assignment that would ordinarily have been assigned to one of his field agents, had senior...

The Governor's Daughter

The Mysteries of Colonial Cambodia
By Sambath Meas

Sambath Meas’ The Governor's Daughter is a beautiful historical fiction novel set against the backdrop of colonial Cambodia. Anjali, against the current cultural norms, works with her father in Siem Reap doing detective work. Until now, Anjali has worked on petty crimes, theft and the...

The Bleak and Empty Sea

The Tristram and Isolde Story
By Jay Ruud

The Bleak and Empty Sea by Jay Ruud is a masterful retelling of the classic tale of Tristram and Isolde. Jay Ruud transports the reader back in time to magical Camelot and the court of King Arthur where Sir Dinadin, upon his return from Brittany,...

Unfortunate Words

By John Hansen

In the early days of World War I, Otto Lutz, owner of a small Montana ranch and the central figure of John Hansen’s Unfortunate Words, is not in good shape. He has so little money that he has to buy gas for his Model T...

Venetian Blood

Murder in a Sensuous City
By Christine Evelyn Volker

Anna Lucia Lottol works for the US Treasury as a financial investigator who tracks laundered money with complex algorithms. On a visit to beautiful riparian Venice, Anna becomes suspect numero uno in the murder of Count Sergio Corrin. Anna did know Corrin, and had even...

Death of a Debutante

Riley Rochester Investigates Book 1
By Wendy Soliman

It's summer in London, 1870. A stifling heat wave has tempers on a short fuse, and Detective Riley Rochester is about to encounter a case that will test his mettle in more ways than one. Death of a Debutante by Wendy Soliman introduces us to...

Painter of Time

By Matthew O'Connell

On her first day at the Cloisters gallery in New York, where she has been employed as a restorer, Mackenzie Ferrara is introduced to Italian restorer Anthony Bataglia, who is recognised as a world leader in the field. Painter of Time by Matthew O’Connell chronicles...