Politics, religion, commerce and science collide in this intriguing, fast-paced historical mystery set in London in 1640. First of a trilogy.
A wonderfully written, bawdy, vivid, thrilling romp set to a backdrop of plague, fire, brothels and playhouses.
Murder at the Ritz is a well-written, well-paced police procedural set in London in 1940, to the backdrop of blackouts and German bombings.
Legacy of Death has all the ingredients of a 19th century sensational mystery novel, with a 21st century ethos and style. Book 2 in a series.
An intimate, readable, day-to-day account of life in London during the plague of 1665, remarkably similar to life during a pandemic today.
A long and unrelenting story of miserable poverty, hard work and bare survival. It’s miserable to read, too, despite often lyrical prose.
There’s a body in the library of the Big House, but nothing is quite as it appears in Snow, an atmospheric whodunnit set in post-war Ireland.
A well-written, well-researched and gripping story about female convicts shipped to Australia in the mid 19th century
A delightful book, an absolute treat. Detective novel in the cosy/classic style set in the 1920s, but with a modern pace. Quirky and funny.
The Thorn Birds is one of the books I scorned for years. It was a bestseller in its day. Romantic fiction – I used to think – is fluff for