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BONES IN THE RIVER

BONES IN THE RIVER
  • Author(s): Zoë Sharp
  • Location(s): Appleby-in-Westmorland
  • Genre(s): Crime, Noir
  • Era(s): Modern

The traditional Appleby Horse Fair hosts the largest gathering of Gypsies and Travellers in Europe. The sudden influx of more than 40,000 visitors into the small Lakeland town has always caused its share of problems, with strained relations between...

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Born in the Purple

Born in the Purple
  • Author(s): Dora Ilieva
  • Location(s): Istanbul (Constantinople)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1083-1131

It is Anno Domini 1083. At the Blachernae Palace in Constantinople, a princess is born. What will her fate be? Will she be married off in order to create an advantageous political alliance? Or will she be sent to...

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Breaking the Tongue

Breaking the Tongue
  • Author(s): Vyvyane Loh
  • Location(s): Singapore
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1940s

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

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

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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Call Me Joe

Call Me Joe
  • Author(s): Andrew Crofts, Martin van Es
  • Location(s): New Zealand
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Current

The world is on the brink of disaster.The environment, society and mankind itself are facing extreme challenges in a world that is both more connected, and yet more divided than ever before. Fear and confusion seep into all parts...

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Cannery Row

Cannery Row
  • Author(s): John Steinbeck
  • Location(s): Monterey
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1930s

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

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

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

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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