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The Parisian’s Return

The Parisian’s Return
  • Author(s): Julia Stagg
  • Location(s): The Pyrenees
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

When Stephanie brains an intruder with a stale baguette, she doesn’t realise she has assaulted the new owner of the village grocery. Parisian-exile Fabian’s welcome goes from bad to worse as his attempts to drag the shop into the...

The Passion

The Passion
  • Author(s): Jeannette Winterson
  • Location(s): Venice
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Early 19th Century

this is the fantastical tale of Henri–Napoleon’s cook–and Villanelle, a Venetian gondolier’s daughter who has webbed feet (previously an all-male attribute), works as a croupier, picks pockets, cross-dresses and literally loses her heart to a beautiful woman.

The Past Lies Waiting

The Past Lies Waiting
  • Author(s): David Treanor
  • Location(s): Florence, Italy, Tuscany
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

A British man dies in a fire at a remote farmhouse in the Tuscan hills. A drifter, Joe Vardy, is charged with murder. He says he’s innocent — and claims the dead man’s diaries hold the clue to the...

The Patience of the Spider

The Patience of the Spider
  • Author(s): Andrea Camilleri
  • Location(s): Sicily
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

Montalbano is recovering from injuries sustained in his previous adventure, in the Rounding of the Mark… However a local girl is kidnapped and Montalbano is called on to the case,

The Payback

The Payback
  • Author(s): Simon Kernick
  • Location(s): Manila
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Dennis Milne is a former cop and part-time assassin. He kills the bad guys – people who, in his opinion, deserve to die. Now he’s in Manila, waiting for his next target: a young woman who’s made some deadly...

the Perfect Assassin

the Perfect Assassin
  • Author(s): Ward Larsen
  • Location(s): The Atlantic Ocean, United Kingdom
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

Sailing solo across the Atlantic westward from France Dr. Christine Palmer a doctor, finds man David Slaton, clinging to wreckage. Soon he takes over command of the boat as he wants to go to England. Both find themselves running...

The Perfect Lie

The Perfect Lie
  • Author(s): Emily Barr
  • Location(s): Falmouth, London, Venice
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

A girl flees to Venice to escape her dangerous past in this electrifying novel of intrigue, psychological tension and suspense… For Lucy Riddick, Venice has always been the dream destination. A dream inspired by the pretty picture pinned to...

The Perfect Scent

The Perfect Scent
  • Author(s): Chandler Burr
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC), Paris
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Follow the creation in NYC of the scent ‘Lovely’ for Sarah Jessica Parker. And in Paris follow how Hermes sets about creating ‘Un Jardin sur le Nil’ – facts about (170,000 bottles of fragrance are sold in France every...

The Perfume Collector

The Perfume Collector
  • Author(s): Kathleen Tessaro
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC), Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1920s

A secret history of scent, memory and desire from the Sunday Times bestselling author of ELEGANCE and THE DEBUTANTE. One letter will turn newly-married Grace Munroe’s life upside down: ‘Our firm is handling the estate of the deceased Mrs...

The Perfume Garden

The Perfume Garden
  • Author(s): Kate Lord Brown
  • Location(s): Valencia
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1930s/early 1940s and early 2000s

High in the hills of Valencia, a forgotten house guards its secrets. Untouched since Franco’s forces tore through Spain in 1936, the whitewashed walls have crumbled, the garden, laden with orange blossom, grown wild. Emma Temple is the first...

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