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  • Book: Swallowtail Summer
  • Location: Norfolk Broads
  • Author: Erica James

"When Alistair Lucas was seven years old, he was sent to spend the summer with his aunt Cora at Linston End,..."

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  • Book: The Corpse at the Crystal Palace (Daisy Dalrymple #23)
  • Location: Crystal Palace
  • Author: Carola Dunn

"3.75* It is Spring 1928 and Daisy Dalrymple is looking after some young relatives. It is only a car ride away..."

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  • Book: A Modern Family
  • Location: Norway, Oslo
  • Author: Helga Flatland

"This is very much a contemporary story of family built around three generations. The opening is set in Rome and then..."

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  • Book: Something of his Art: Walking to Lübeck with J S Bach
  • Location: Germany
  • Author: Horatio Clare

"This area of Germany is not a natural draw for tourists and walkers (though there are many beautiful things to see)...."

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  • Book: Flowers Over the Inferno
  • Location: Italian Alps
  • Author: Ilaria Tuti

"“.. a rural inferno of primordial allure” Superintendant Teresa Battaglia is in (fictional) Travenì, in the Italian Alps, investigating the murder..."

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  • Book: The Venetian Masquerade
  • Location: Venice
  • Author: Philip Gwynne Jones

"The Venetian Masquerade is the third book in Philip Gwynne Jones’ Nathan Sunderland, Honorary Consul series. It is every bit as..."

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  • Book: The Chemical Detective
  • Location: Europe
  • Author: Fiona Erskine

"4.5* The Chemical Detective is a great debut thriller by Fiona Erskine – a talent to watch out for. It opens in..."

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  • Book: The Strawberry Thief
  • Location: Gers
  • Author: Joanne Harris

"It is 20 years since Chocolat by Joanne Harris was published (yes, really!)… and now comes a follow-up with Vianne Rocher,..."

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  • Book: Metropolis
  • Location: Berlin
  • Author: Philip Kerr

"Metropolis is very firmly set in the Weimar Republic of 1928 Berlin. The Great War is ten years past, and Hitler..."

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  • Book: The Pine Islands
  • Location: North East Asia
  • Author: Marion Poschmann

"One day Gilbert Silvester ups and leaves his home in Germany, abandoning his wife Mathilda as she sleeps, and takes a..."

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