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The Cypriot Agent

The Cypriot Agent

Author(s): J R Rogers

Location(s): Beirut, Famagusta, Istanbul (Constantinople), Novorossiysk

Genre(s): Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Era(s): 1974

A Cold War novel of foreign intrigue. An intricate thriller of espionage and foreign intrigue, the novel turns on a Cypriot hit man hired by the CIA.

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The Diamond Chariot: The Further Adventures of Erast Fandorin

The Diamond Chariot: The Further Adventures of Erast Fandorin

Author(s): Boris Akunin

Location(s): Japan, Russia

Genre(s): Crime, Historical

Era(s): 1905 onwards

The Eighth Life

The Eighth Life

Author(s): Nino Haratischwili

Location(s): Russia

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): early 20th century

That night Stasia took an oath, swearing to learn the recipe by heart and destroy the paper. And when she was lying in her bed again, recalling the taste with all her senses, she was sure that this secret...

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The House of Special Purpose

The House of Special Purpose

Author(s): John Boyne

Location(s): Russia

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Early 20th Century

Russia, 1915: Sixteen year old farmer’s son Georgy Jachmenev steps in front of an assassin’s bullet intended for a senior member of the Russian Imperial Family and is instantly proclaimed a hero. Rewarded with the position of bodyguard to...

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The Ice Master

The Ice Master

Author(s): Jennifer Niven

Location(s): Arctic, Siberia

Genre(s): Nonfiction

Era(s): Early 20th century

The Karluk set out in 1913 in search of an undiscovered continent, with the largest scientific staff ever sent into the Arctic. Soon after, winter had begun, they were blown off course by polar storms, the ship became imprisoned...

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The Jewel Of St Petersburg

The Jewel Of St Petersburg

Author(s): Kate Furnivall

Location(s): St Petersburg (Leningrad)

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1910

Russia, 1910. Young Valentina Ivanova charms St Petersburg’s aristocracy with her classic Russian beauty and her talent as a pianist. But she scandalises society when she begins a romance with Jens Friis, a Danish engineer. He brings to her...

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The Little Russian

The Little Russian

Author(s): Susan Sherman

Location(s): Moscow, Russia, Ukraine

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1903-1920

The Little Russian spotlights an exciting new and assured voice in historical fiction. The novel tells the story of Berta Alshonsky, who revels in childhood memories of her time spent with a wealthy family in Moscow––a life filled with...

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The Lost Crown

The Lost Crown

Author(s): Sarah Miller

Location(s): Russia

Genre(s): Young Adult

Era(s): Early 20th Century

Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia. Like the fingers on a hand–first headstrong Olga, then Tatiana the tallest, Maria most hopeful for a ring, and Anastasia the smallest. These are the daughters of Tsar Nicholas II, grand duchesses living a...

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The Lost Daughter

The Lost Daughter

Author(s): Gill Paul

Location(s): Australia, Russia

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1919 - 1973

A Russian princess. An extraordinary sacrifice. A captivating secret… From the author of The Secret Wife, a gripping journey through decades and across continents, of love, devastating loss and courage against all odds. 1918 With the country they once...

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The New Silk Roads

The New Silk Roads

Author(s): Peter Frankopan

Location(s): China, Europe, Middle East, Russia

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): Current

When The Silk Roads was published in 2015, it became an instant classic. A major reassessment of world history, it compelled us to look at the past from a different perspective. The New Silk Roads brings this story up...

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