My Story - The Great Plague - A London Girl's Diary by Pamela Oldfield

By Pamela Oldfield

A time of horror has come to London. in a single poor summer season, greater than 15% of its inhabitants will perish. because the bubonic plague ravages London's streets, mercilessly plucking up sufferers and filling the plague pits with corpses, 13-year-old Alice Paynton documents the outbreak in her diary. "It turns out that previously week seven-hundred humans have died of the plague. So the plague has good and really come to London... one of many homes within the subsequent highway had a crimson go painted at the door. Above the pass an individual had chalked Lord Have Mercy Upon Us." Alice's chilling diary brings alive one of many darkest moments in British historical past: the nice Plague of 1665-1666.

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The Paris Winter: A Novel by Imogen Robertson

By Imogen Robertson

Imogen Robertson's break-out novel—a deep, darkish and luxurious story of Belle Époque Paris, and the secrets and techniques and risks hidden underneath its sumptuous facade. Maud Heighton got here to Lafond's well-known Academie to color, and to escape the restrictions of her small English city. It took all her braveness to flee, yet Paris eats funds. whereas her fellow scholars benefit from the impressive joys of the Belle Époque, Maud slips into poverty. Quietly ravenous, and dreading one other chilly Paris iciness, Maud takes a task as spouse to younger, appealing Sylvie Morel. yet Sylvie has a mystery: an habit to opium. As Maud is drawn into the Morels' international of stylish luxurious, their secrets and techniques turn into hers. ahead of the recent 12 months arrives, a better deception will plunge her into the darkness that waits underneath this glittering urban of sunshine.

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The Quick by Lauren Owen

By Lauren Owen

1892: James Norbury, a shy would-be poet newly down from Oxford, reveals accommodation with a captivating younger aristocrat. via this new friendship, he's brought to the drawing-rooms of excessive society and reveals love in an unforeseen zone. Then, without warning, he vanishes and not using a hint. Alarmed, his sister, Charlotte, units out from their crumbling kingdom property made up our minds to discover him. within the sinister, labyrinthine London that greets her, she uncovers a hidden, supernatural urban populated by means of unforgettable characters: a feminine rope walker became vigilante, a highway urchin with a dangerous mystery, and the chilling "Doctor Knife." however the solution to her brother's disappearance finally lies in the doorways of the particular, secretive Aegolius membership, whose predatory participants comprise the main bold, and such a lot bloodthirsty, males in England.

In her first novel, Lauren Owen has created a fantastical global that's either beguiling and terrifying. the fast will identify her as one among fiction's such a lot miraculous skills.

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Corvus (The Macht, Book 2) by Paul Kearney

By Paul Kearney

Rictus desires not anything greater than to put down his spear and turn into the farmer that his father used to be. yet destiny has different principles. a tender warleader has risen to problem the order of items within the very heartlands of the Macht. His identify is Corvus. He ability to make himself absolute ruler of the entire Macht. And he wishes Rictus to assist him.

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Big Sky Blue (Shades of Blue Trilogy, Book 1) by Hildie McQueen

By Hildie McQueen

Left to elevate his child son by myself, a hardened Hank Cole is set to make the simplest of it whereas prospering his ranch, but if a stunning girl actually lands on his doorstep, he's helpless opposed to the appeal among them. Elizabeth Dawson is just too outspoken for light society, yet she could be the excellent fit for a difficult Montana cowboy. a narrative of 2 very various those who belong jointly, facts that usually destiny could have a feeling of humor by way of love.

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Chain of Evidence by Cora Harrison

By Cora Harrison

""Harrison, like Peter Tremayne in his Sister Fidelma sequence, presents a solid model of ancient mystery" "Booklist-When extended family chief Garrett MacNamara's useless physique is located at the street after a herd of cows has escaped, what was once before everything assumed to be a sad case of him being squashed to a pulp by means of cattle turns into extra sinister while a neighborhood claims they observed a sequence hooked up to the mutilated physique - which has now disappeared. Mara and her students needs to now examine: used to be Slaney, Garrett's spouse, threatened via new arrivals, or is she being blamed for his homicide to transparent the best way for a brand new chief

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The Big Crowd by Kevin Baker

By Kevin Baker

From “the lit world’s sharpest chronicler of recent York’s past” (Rolling Stone), a singular of 2 Irish brothers who trip from the gangland waterfront to the halls of power

Based on one of many nice unsolved murders in mob heritage, and the rise-and-fall of a real-life hero, The titanic Crowd tells the sweeping tale of Charlie O’Kane. he's the yankee dream come to existence, a bad Irish immigrant who labored his manner up from beat cop to mayor of recent York on the city’s brilliant, post-war zenith. well-known, robust, and married to a glamorous model version, he's regarded as much as by way of thousands, together with his more youthful brother, Tom. So whilst Charlie is accused of abetting a stunning mob homicide, Tom units out to transparent his brother’s identify whereas hiding a mystery of his own.

The fees opposed to Charlie stem from his days as a crusading Brooklyn DA, whilst he despatched the infamous killers of homicide, Inc., to the chair—only to allow an essential witness cross flying out a window whereas lower than police defend. Now, out of place of work, Charlie lives in a shoddy, Mexico urban vacationer resort, eaten up with regrets and afraid he'll be indicted for homicide if he returns to the U.S. To discover what particularly occurred, Tom needs to confront gorgeous truths approximately his brother, himself, and the key workings of the nice urban he loves.

Moving from the Brooklyn waterfront to urban corridor, from the battlefields of worldwide struggle II to the shorelines of Acapulco, to the glamorous nightclubs of postwar ny, The gigantic Crowd is stuffed with old powerbrokers and gangsters, celebrities and socialites, scheming cardinals and struggling with, dockside clergymen. yet eventually it's a brilliantly imagined, notably American tale of the bonds and betrayals of brotherhood.

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The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich

By Louise Erdrich

For greater than a part century, Father Damien Modeste has served his loved humans, the Ojibwe, at the distant reservation of Little No Horse. Now, nearing the top of his existence, Father Damien dreads the invention of his actual identification, for he's a lady who has lived as a guy. To extra complicate his quiet life, a bothered colleague involves the reservation to enquire the lifetime of the confusing, in all likelihood fake saint Sister Leopolda. Father Damien by myself understands the unusual fact of Leopolda's piety and is confronted with the main tough selection: should still he inform all and threat every little thing . . . or manufacture a protecting historical past even though he believes Leopolda's wonder-working is inspired exclusively through evil?

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Lords of the Bow (Conqueror, Book 2) by Conn Iggulden

By Conn Iggulden

The second one within the bestselling new Conqueror sequence on Genghis Khan, it's a terrific, epic tale which Conn Iggulden brings brilliantly to life.

The amassing of the tribes of the Mongols has been decades in coming yet ultimately, triumphantly, Temujin of the Wolves, Genghis Khan, is given the whole accolade of the final chief and their oaths. Now he can start to meld the entire formerly warring humans into one military, one kingdom. however the activity Genghis has set himself and them is bold. he's made up our minds to shuttle to the land of the long-time enemy, the Chin and assault them there. The distances and terrain-the extensive deserts, the impenetrable mountains-make it a tough enterprise even for the mythical Mongolian velocity of move, however the maximum challenge is that of the advanced fortifications, a fashion of struggling with wars of a settled city inhabitants which the nomadic Mongolians had by no means stumble upon. discovering how one can take on that and holding his tribes jointly in an odd setting offers one other new and fascinating problem for Genghis Khan.

Not in basic terms needs to Genghis reach this tremendous crusade, yet he should also reconcile the stressed factions between his personal generals, mediate among his formidable brothers and do something about his personal reactions to his growing to be sons. The younger warrior has develop into a striking and effective army commander of hundreds of thousands: he needs to now discover ways to turn into an exceptional chief of peoples of many various races and religions.

Lords of the Bow is a deeply pleasant novel. it truly is epic in scope, convincing, and interesting within the narration of a unprecedented tale. peculiarly Genghis Khan keeps to dominate the scene as he matures from the younger boy of Wolf of the Plains to the nice Conqueror.

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