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Vita Nuova

Vita Nuova
  • Author(s): Magdalen Nabb
  • Location(s): Florence
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

When Marshal Guarnaccia is called upon to investigate the murder of a young woman he is convinced that there’s more to the family than meets the eye, and wonders if the girl’s father, Paoletti, might have had something to...

Vivaldi’s Virgins

Vivaldi’s Virgins
  • Author(s): Barbara Quick
  • Location(s): Venice
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 18th Century

Viviens’ Heavenly Ice Cream Shop

Viviens’ Heavenly Ice Cream Shop
  • Author(s): Abby Clements
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

When Imogen and Anna unexpectedly inherit their grandmother Vivien’s ice cream parlour, it turns both their lives upside-down. The Brighton shop is a seafront institution, but while it’s big on charm it’s critically low on customers. If the sisters...

Vodka-Flavored Tears

Vodka-Flavored Tears
  • Author(s): Timothy J Hillegonds
  • Location(s): Chicago
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Vodka-Flavored Tears is a memoir told through twenty-six stories about growing up on the South Side of Chicago and trying to navigate through the stormy waters of childhood, adolescence, and the author’s early twenties. It’s a book about taking...

Voice of the Violin

Voice of the Violin
  • Author(s): Andrea Camilleri
  • Location(s): Sicily
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

The fourth novel in Andrea Camilleri’s savagely funny, brilliantly compelling Sicilian crime series featuring Inspector Montalbano

Voices of the Old Sea

Voices of the Old Sea
  • Author(s): Norman Lewis
  • Location(s): Costa Brava
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

“Voices of the Old Sea” is Lewis’ masterly description of the Costa Brava on the cusp of tourist development in the 1950s, a place where men regulated their lives by the sardine shoals of spring and autumn and the...

Volunteer

Volunteer
  • Author(s): Gary McElkerney
  • Location(s): Africa, Ethiopia
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Chris Johnston, a 22 year old university student from Belfast, signs away another summer to lead a team of young volunteers as they travel to Ethiopia to build houses for charity. After an argument with the other leaders, Chris...

Vulture Peak

Vulture Peak
  • Author(s): John Burdett
  • Location(s): Bangkok, World
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Nobody knows Bangkok like Royal Thai Police Detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep, and there is no one quite like Sonchai: a police officer who has kept his Buddhist soul intact-more or less-despite the fact that his job shoves him face-to-face with...

Wai-nani

Wai-nani
  • Author(s): Linda Ballou
  • Location(s): Hawaii
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Romance
  • Era(s): Turn of 18th Century

Voice from Ancient Hawaii is a meticulously researched account of the Hawaiian Islands around the time of Captain James Cook. The major theme of the novel is the dismantling of the social hierarchal system based on kapu (taboo) that...

Waiting for Sunrise

Waiting for Sunrise
  • Author(s): William Boyd
  • Location(s): France, Geneva, Vienna
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1910s

Vienna, 1913. It is a fine day in August when Lysander Rief, a young English actor, walks through the city to his first appointment with the eminent psychiatrist Dr Bensimon. Sitting in the waiting room he is anxiously pondering...

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