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Assembly of the Dead

Assembly of the Dead
  • Author(s): Saeida Rouass
  • Location(s): Marrakech
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Early 1900s

Morocco, 1906. The country is caught between growing European influence and domestic instability. As young women disappear from the alleyways of Marrakesh, Farook Al-Alami, a detective from Tangier, is summoned to solve the case of the apparent abductions. Investigating...

At First Light

At First Light
  • Author(s): Vanessa Lafaye
  • Location(s): Key West
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1993 and 1919

1993, Key West, Florida. When a Ku Klux Klan official is shot in broad daylight, all eyes turn to the person holding the gun: a 96-year-old Cuban woman who will say nothing except to admit her guilt. 1919. Mixed-race...

Away with the Penguins

Away with the Penguins
  • Author(s): Hazel Prior
  • Location(s): Antarctica
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Current

Veronica McCreedy is about to have the journey of a lifetime . . . Veronica McCreedy lives in a mansion by the sea. She loves a nice cup of Darjeeling tea whilst watching a good wildlife documentary. And she’s...

B as in Beirut

B as in Beirut
  • Author(s): Iman Humaydan Younes
  • Location(s): Beirut
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Late 20th Century

The four interlocking narratives that make up this extraordinary novel belong to four women who live in the same apartment building in Beirut during the Lebanese civil war. There is Lilian with her two children, desperate to emigrate, with...

Backpacks and Bra Straps (Sihpromatum #2)

Backpacks and Bra Straps (Sihpromatum #2)
  • Author(s): Savannah Grace
  • Location(s): Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tibet, Western China
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Savannah Grace’s best selling, award winning saga of her family’s four-year-long backpacking adventure continues. “Backpacks and Bra Straps” picks up where “I Grew My Boobs in China” leaves off, offering insights into how family dynamics are affected by such...

Bad Apples

Bad Apples
  • Author(s): Will Dean
  • Location(s): Värmland
  • Genre(s): Thriller, Crime
  • Era(s): Current

It only takes one… A murder A resident of small-town Visberg is found decapitated A festival A cultish hilltop community ‘celebrates’ Pan Night after the apple harvest A race against time As Visberg closes ranks to keep its deadly...

Bad Day at the Vulture Club

Bad Day at the Vulture Club
  • Author(s): Vaseem Khan
  • Location(s): Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

When a Parsi heiress approaches Inspector Chopra about her father’s death that the police dismissed as a random killing, Chopra feels uneasy at first at entering the world of power and privilege but is soon plagued by doubts about...

Baikonur: Vestiges of the Soviet Space Programme

Baikonur: Vestiges of the Soviet Space Programme
  • Author(s): Jonk
  • Location(s): Kyzylorda
  • Genre(s): Photography
  • Era(s): Contemporary

The first ever collection of photographs showing in detail the Baikonur Cosmodrome, the world’s most important urban exploration site. The Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan was created by the Soviets in the 1950s. It was from Baikonur in 1988 that...

Bangkok Wakes To Rain

Bangkok Wakes To Rain
  • Author(s): Pitchaya Sudbanthad
  • Location(s): Bangkok
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 19th century to the future

In the restless city of Bangkok, there is a house. Over the last two centuries, it has played host to longings and losses past, present, and future, and has witnessed lives shaped by upheaval, memory and the lure of...

Bayan

Bayan
  • Author(s): Pramudith D Rupasinghe
  • Location(s): Ukraine
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Bayan, the title, is Russian for the accordion, since the story is based on a hauntingly beautiful narration of the transition of life from the Soviet through the post-Soviet era in Ukraine. The main character, Ivan Nikolaevich, is a...

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