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Love in the strangest of places

Love in the strangest of places
  • Author(s): M Alexander
  • Location(s): Bangkok, London, Moscow

Dan changes his mind on holiday to Bangkok. He sees the girls and the drinks and forgets about work with the rest but something is not right. He returns to London and takes the chance of redundancy when it...

Love is Blind

Love is Blind
  • Author(s): William Boyd
  • Location(s): Paris, Edinburgh, St Petersburg (Leningrad)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Late 19th & early 20th centuries

This is William Boyd’s sweeping, heart-stopping new novel. Set at the end of the 19th century, it follows the fortunes of Brodie Moncur, a young Scottish musician, about to embark on the story of his life. When Brodie is...

Madam, Will You Talk?

Madam, Will You Talk?
  • Author(s): Mary Stewart
  • Location(s): Provence
  • Genre(s): Romance, Suspense
  • Era(s): 1950s

A young woman on a holiday in Provence befriends a lonely boy, and is unwittingly drawn into his family’s intrigues. A cat and mouse chase leads from Avignon to Les Baux to Marseille, as she attempts to unravel the...

Magnificent and Beggar Land: Angola Since the Civil War

Magnificent and Beggar Land: Angola Since the Civil War
  • Author(s): Ricardo Soares de Oliveira
  • Location(s): Angola
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 2002

Magnificent and Beggar Land is a powerful account of fast-changing dynamics in Angola, an important African state that is a key exporter of oil and diamonds and a growing power on the continent. Based on three years of research...

Manhattan Noir

Manhattan Noir
  • Author(s): Lawrence Block
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Short Stories
  • Era(s): Modern

Short stories set in Manhattan under the editorship of Lawrence Block and contains stories by Jeffrey Deaver, Lawrence Block, Charles Ardai, Carol Lea Benjamin, Thomas H Cook, Jim Fusilli, Robert Knighlty, John Lutz, Liz Martinez, Maan Meyers, Martin Meyers,...

Margot

Margot
  • Author(s): Lisa De Castro
  • Location(s): Corsica
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Current time

Margot has gifted herself with a vacation to Corsica—the fulfillment of a promise made to herself long ago. And she must admit she’s enjoying the solitude that traveling alone brings, even if the indulgence prompts a guilty twinge or...

Mediterranean Sunset

Mediterranean Sunset
  • Author(s): Yvette Canoura
  • Location(s): Middle East
  • Genre(s): Romance, Suspense
  • Era(s): 1980s

When Fatima was growing up in the affluent neighborhood of Kalorama in Washington D.C., she never imagined that her father, an ambassador, would force her into an arranged marriage that would take her across the world. After graduating from...

Meet Me in Monaco

Meet Me in Monaco
  • Author(s): Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb
  • Location(s): French Riviera (Cote d'Azur)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

Set in the 1950s against the backdrop of Grace Kelly’s whirlwind romance and glamourous wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco, New York Times bestselling author Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb take the reader on an evocative sun-drenched journey along...

Michelangelo And The Pope’s Ceiling

Michelangelo And The Pope’s Ceiling
  • Author(s): Ross King
  • Location(s): Vatican City
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Early 1500s

In 1508, Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The thirty-three-year-old Michelangelo had very little experience of the physically and technically taxing art of fresco; and, at twelve thousand square feet, the ceiling...

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
  • Author(s): John Berendt
  • Location(s): Savannah
  • Genre(s): Historical, Thriller

Part travelogue, part true-crime thriller – with copious supernatural elements also thrown into the mix – the book defies simple description. Genteel society ladies who compare notes on their husbands’ suicides. A hilariously foul-mouthed black drag queen. A voodoo...

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