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Location(s): Faro, Lisbon, The Algarve
Combining the atmosphere of Jess Walters Beautiful Ruins with the intriguing historical backstory of Christina Baker Kline s The Orphan Train, Deborah Lawrenson s mesmerizing novel transports readers to a sunny Portuguese town with a shadowy past where two...
Location(s): Florida, Madeira, Poland
Era(s): Modern and WW2
What could be dangerous about the idyllic, picturesque island of Madeira? Madeira, a Portuguese island in the Atlantic, would seem to be a perfect destination for technology journalist Karl Lustig and his wife, Shira Markham. But, Karl, on his...
Location(s): Cannes, Mexico, Oporto, United States (USA)
Jerry has a traumatic past that leaves him subject to psychotic hallucinations and depressive episodes. When he stands accused of stealing a priceless Van Gogh painting, he goes underground, where he develops an unwilling relationship with a woman who...
Era(s): First quarter 20th Century
A disillusioned soldier looks for love. An exiled Emperor fears assassination. Agatha Christie takes a holiday. And George Bernard Shaw learns to tango. In the aftermath of World War I, Michael Pinfold a disillusioned ex-soldier tries to rescue his...
Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
Era(s): Easy 1900s looking forward and back
In Lisbon in 1904, a young man named Tomás discovers an old journal. It hints at the location of an extraordinary artefact that – if it exists – would redefine history. Travelling in one of Europe’s earliest automobiles, he...