Andrew Hughes and His Fun Irish Novel “The Coroner’s Daughter”

The new novel by Irish author Andrew Hughes, “The Coroner’s Daughter“, is a fun read about a headstrong young woman who is inspired by the forensic work of her father, Dublin’s coroner. She finally succeeds to uncover the truth behind a series of murders in the early nineteenth century. In The Coroner’s Daughter, Hughes takes readers…

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“A Twisted Vengeance” By Candace Robb Will Remind You of Shakespeare

A Twisted Vengeance is the latest novel of London Sunday Times bestselling author Candace Robb featuring indomitable Kate Clifford. This is a medieval mystery which will satisfy “lovers of Shakespeare’s Richard II” as one critic puts it. The book is the second in series with The Service of the Dead being the book that kicked the…

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Simon Tolkien Creates A WWI Novel Unlike Others In “No Man’s Land”

No Man’s Land by Simon Tolkien is such a high-caliber work of WWI fiction which even readers who don’t pick historical novels can’t resist it. In a way, Simon is following on his grandfather’s footsteps: When J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings, he used symbolism and allegory to portray his interpretation of the horrors he had…

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Michael Cannell: My Account of New York’s Longest, Costliest Manhunt

Michael Cannell, author of historical thriller Incendiary, reflects on his inspirations behind writing the book.  Five years ago I heard the former Washington Post feature writer Paul Hendrickson speak at a writer’s conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. I’m not the writer’s conference type; I believe in writing, not talking. But I happened to be in…

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Philip Kerr Signs Prussian Blue

Philip Kerr is the author of the widely acclaimed Bernie Gunther novels, including The Other Side of Silence, The Lady From Zagreb, A Man Without Breath, Prague Fatale, and Field Gray, all New York Times bestsellers. Field Gray and The Lady From Zagreb were both finalists for Edgar Award for Best Novel. Kerr has also been a finalist…

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Philip Kerr Delivers a Historical Thriller Masterpiece with “Prussian Blue”

Bernie Gunther novels by Philip Kerr are always skillfully plotted and Prussian Blue is no exception. Kerr’s particular attention in developing realistic, detailed and absorbing historical plots has brought him a bestseller status as well as nominations for both Shamus and Edgar awards. Philip Kerr’s protagonist Bernie Gunther is a bold and provocative creation. A…

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Evocative and Rich in Details: “The Devil’s Feast” By M.J. Carter

The Devil’s Feast by M.J. Carter (or Miranda Carter) is one of those books which showcases how elegantly historical fiction can be blended with mystery genre. Carter was already an acclaimed biographer and historian when burst onto the fiction scene with her debut work The Strangler Vine (2015). She later followed her stunning work which…

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Gordon Zuckerman on “The Sentinels: Voices Behind the Curtain”

After selling his company to a New York investment fund in 2005 and retiring from a career in the industry, Gordon Zuckerman has enjoyed a second career as a full-time author of historical fiction and business thrillers. His latest book, The Sentinels: Voices Behind the Curtain, is a historical thriller covering various contemporary defining events.

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W.E.B. Griffin Releases New Historical Thriller “Curtain of Death”

Curtain of Death is the riveting third installment in a new series in which NY Times best-selling author W.E.B. Griffin started few years ago with his co-author William E. Butterworth IV. A historical thriller featuring James Cronley which the readers first met in Honor Bound series, this is a novel dominated by cold war themes:…

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Curtain of Death: A new page-turner thriller by W.E.B. Griffin

Curtain of Death is the riveting third installment in the NY Times bestselling Clandestine Operations thriller series by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth.  This latest page-turner has it all: Cracking realism and adventure, rich characters, and a special flair for the military heart and mind. A Brief Summary:  January 1946: Two WACs leave an…

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A Supernatural Historical Debut: The Curse of Jacob Tracy

Holly Messinger lives in a bohemian town in eastern Kansas, where she writes in coffee shops and sews costumes for a living. Her talent though seems to go beyond making costumes as her debut novel The Curse of Jacob Tracy is a very enjoyable read. It mixes various genres like mystery and supernatural along with a…

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