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Block 46

Block 46

Author(s): Johana Gustawsson

Location(s): Falkenberg, Hampstead, London

Genre(s): Thriller

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Falkenberg, Sweden. The mutilated body of talented young jewellery designer, Linnea Blix, is found in a snow-swept marina. Hampstead Heath, London. The body of a young boy is discovered with similar wounds to Linnea’s. Buchenwald Concentration Camp, 1944. In...

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Blood in the Tiber

Blood in the Tiber

Author(s): Annelise Freisenbruch

Location(s): Rome

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 70BC

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A senator bleeds to death in his bath… And as the authorities turn a blind eye, Hortensia, daughter of the capital’s most celebrated orator, feels compelled to investigate a trail of murders that lead to the dark heart of...

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Breaking the Tongue

Breaking the Tongue

Author(s): Vyvyane Loh

Location(s): Singapore

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1940s

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On the eve of World War II, Claude Lim, a Chinese youth, uncertain of himself and his nationality, is being raised in a family that strongly identifies with the British colonists in Singapore. The family neither speaks nor understands...

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Bridge of Sighs and Dreams

Bridge of Sighs and Dreams

Author(s): Pamela Allegretto

Location(s): Italy

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): World War 2

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Nazi-occupied Rome sets the stage for Bridge of Sighs and Dreams, where the lives of two women collide in an arena of deception, greed, and sacrifice. Following an allied attack, Angelina Rosini flees to Rome from her bombed-out village...

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Bullets of Palestine

Bullets of Palestine

Author(s): Howard Kaplan

Location(s): Jerusalem, Lebanon, London, Rome, Vienna

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): 1980s

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Two agents. Two opposing sides. Israeli Agent Shai is dispatched to eliminate a terrorist threat. To succeed in his mission Shai must win the trust of Palestinian Agent Ramzy who will help him gain access to the infamous and...

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Cannery Row

Cannery Row

Author(s): John Steinbeck

Location(s): Monterey

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1930s

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John Steinbeck’s paean to the Monterey County of his youth, Cannery Row contains an introduction by Susan Shillinglaw in Penguin Modern Classics. In the din and stink that is Cannery Row a colourful blend of misfits – gamblers, whores, drunks, bums and artists...

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Cape May

Cape May

Author(s): Chip Cheek

Location(s): New Jersey

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1957

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September 1957 Henry and Effie, young newlyweds from Georgia, arrive in Cape May, New Jersey, for their honeymoon. It’s the end of the season and the town is deserted. As they tentatively discover each other, they begin to realize...

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Cartes Postales from Greece

Cartes Postales from Greece

Author(s): Victoria Hislop

Location(s): Greece

Genre(s): Short Stories

Era(s): Various

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Week after week, the postcards arrive, addressed to a name Ellie does not know, with no return address, each signed with an initial: A. With their bright skies, blue seas and alluring images of Greece, these cartes postales brighten her life. After...

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Cassandra

Cassandra

Author(s): Kathryn Gossow

Location(s): Queensland

Genre(s): Young Adult

Era(s): Contemporary

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Is the future set like concrete, or a piece of clay we can mould and change? On a remote farm in Queensland, Cassie Shultz feels useless. Her perfect brother Alex has an uncanny ability to predict the weather, and...

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Cemetery Lake

Cemetery Lake

Author(s): Paul Cleave

Location(s): Christchurch

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Modern

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What began as a routine exhumation of a suspected murder victim quickly turns complicated for private investigator Theodore Tate… Theo Tate is barely coping with life since his world was turned upside down two years ago. As he stands...

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