Firing on all cylinders as a Historical Noir Crime thriller, police procedural and investigative newsroom drama, Wallace’s smart, extremely vivid narration oozes period authenticity that puts the reader amid evolving events.
The best biographies offer much more than insight into another’s life and in The Many Adventures of Donnie Malone, Paul E. Doutrich manages the difficult feat of delivering an intimate biography against an epic backdrop of war, aviation and social evolution.
Provocative, often deeply unsettling, it’s underpinned by a weighty and deeply thought-provoking plot with Speiser’s narrative wide-ranging and restlessly probing as he introduces his readers to an eclectic cast of superbly imagined characters.
Superbly researched, Williams has written a very special novel. One that goes beyond the dictates of bestselling fiction to enlighten and remind us of the long-standing and endemic issues of racism. A Golden Quill read it is unreservedly recommended.
Demonstrating outstanding artistry and finesse, ‘Khristmas in Kabul-Once upon a time in Afghanistan’, by Ian Trevor King, proves exceptionally insightful as it immerses its readers in the precarious aftermath of a war-a war which has not quite finished with its players.
Complete with their respective pets, Duke and Cinders, and a full complement of ghost-hunting equipment, siblings Sebastian and Gwen arrive at the mysterious and possibly haunted Yardlow Manor for a summer of investigation.
It’s early 18th Century and piracy is all but eradicated. England, a cruel and prosperous nation, exerts its far-reaching influence throughout the world dipping its greedy fingers into other lands and making slaves out of free men.
Casper, a young naval man has seen through their treachery and has had enough. He embarks on a new career-piracy. Not long into his new life, his ship is destroyed and he and another boy, Fletch, are marooned on an unforgiving Island.
Compelling and unstoppable, Assault (book 1 of the Girl with a Knife series), is undeniably addictive. Perfectly representing the challenges of colonial America, Hogg’s book has it all.
Authentically capturing a bygone era in which women were viewed as the prizes in a male game Strange Eden is a showdown between its style and story. Combining Giordano’s slick, high-tension writing with the values and sexual stereotyping of a bygone era whilst reminding us of love’s sometimes harrowing consequences in times past.
A beautifully imagined Teen & Young Adult US 19th Century Historical Fiction novel, A Summer with the Hermit King proves simply enchanting with Todd creating a rare sense of immediacy as he writes, his characters imbued with a certain vibrancy that elevates them beyond their time and place to bring them achingly to life.