A Hero Born by Jin Yong, translated by Anna Holmwood (Legend of the Condor Heroes #1)

Synopsis: China: 1200 A.D. The Song Empire has been invaded by its warlike Jurchen neighbours from the north. Half its territory and its historic capital lie in enemy hands; the peasants toil under the burden of the annual tribute demanded by the victors. Meanwhile, on the Mongolian steppe, a disparate nation of great warriors is … Continue reading A Hero Born by Jin Yong, translated by Anna Holmwood (Legend of the Condor Heroes #1)

The Way of All Flesh by Ambrose Parry

Published by Canongate Books Synopsis: A vivid and gripping historical crime novel set in 19th century Edinburgh, from husband-and-wife writing team Chris Brookmyre and Marisa Haetzman.Edinburgh, 1847. City of Medicine, Money, Murder. Young women are being discovered dead across the Old Town, all having suffered similarly gruesome ends. In the New Town, medical student Will … Continue reading The Way of All Flesh by Ambrose Parry

A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts by Therese Anne Fowler

Published by St Martin's Press Synopsis: The riveting novel of iron-willed Alva Vanderbilt and her illustrious family in as they rule Gilded-Age New York, from the New York Times bestselling author of Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald. In 1883, the New York Times prints a lengthy rave of Alva Vanderbilt's Fifth Ave. costume ball--a … Continue reading A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts by Therese Anne Fowler

The Turn of Midnight by Minette Walters (Black Death #2)

Synopsis: As the year 1349 approaches, the Black Death continues its devastating course across England. In Dorseteshire, the quarantined people of Develish question whether they are the only survivors. Guided by their beloved young mistress, Lady Anne, they wait, knowing that when their dwindling stores are finally gone they will have no choice but to … Continue reading The Turn of Midnight by Minette Walters (Black Death #2)