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

Death and Destruction on the Thames in London by Anthony Galvin

Published by Sapere Books Synopsis: The history of the Thames in London is full of death and destruction, not just of people but the buildings along its banks and the bridges that span its murky depths which hide drownings, suicide and murder – including with a poisoned umbrella. This fascinating book tells the story of … Continue reading Death and Destruction on the Thames in London by Anthony Galvin