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Acqua Alta

Acqua Alta
  • Author(s): Donna Leon
  • Location(s): Venice
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): 2000s

Commissario Guido Brunetti of the Venice Questura is shocked to hear that his friend Brett Lynch, lover of La Scala diva Flavia Petrelli, has been savagely beaten. Then a man’s body is found and a terrible confrontation awaits Brett...

Addis Ababa Noir

Addis Ababa Noir
  • Author(s): Maaza Mengiste
  • Location(s): Addis Ababa
  • Genre(s): Crime, Noir
  • Era(s): Various

Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city. Addis Ababa (simply “Addis”...

Adventure by Chicken Bus

Adventure by Chicken Bus
  • Author(s): Janet Losole
  • Location(s): Central America
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): 2005 - 2007

Embarking on a homeschooling field trip to Central America is stressful enough, but add in perilous bridge crossings, trips to the hospital, and a lack of women’s underwear, and you have the makings of an Adventure by Chicken Bus....

After the Silence

After the Silence
  • Author(s): Jake Woodhouse
  • Location(s): Amsterdam
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

A body is found hanging on a hook above the canals of Amsterdam’s old town, a mobile phone forced into the victim’s mouth. In a remote coastal village, a doll lies in the ashes of a burnt-down house. But...

After The Storm

After The Storm
  • Author(s): Jane Lythell
  • Location(s): Belize, Caribbean, Honduras, Roatán
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Some secrets destroy you. Rob and Anna have only just met Owen and Kim. Now they’ve boarded their handsome old boat to travel to a far off island in the Caribbean. With only the four of them on board,...

After the Winter

After the Winter
  • Author(s): Guadalupe Nettel
  • Location(s): Paris, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

A shy young Mexican woman moves to Paris to study literature. Cecilia has few friends, and a morbid fascination with watching the funerals taking place in Père-Lachaise cemetery outside her apartment. She suddenly strikes up a close relationship with...

Afternoons in Ithaka

Afternoons in Ithaka
  • Author(s): Spiri Tsintziras
  • Location(s): Greece, Ithaka (Ithaca)
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Food and Drink
  • Era(s): Late 20th Century/Modern

A charming memoir of self-discovery, family, connection and the power of a tomato. ‘I remember crusty just-baked bread, rubbed with juicy tomato flesh, swimming in a puddle of thick green olive oil. I am seven years old. I sit...

Alberto’s Lost Birthday

Alberto’s Lost Birthday
  • Author(s): Diana Rosie
  • Location(s): Spain
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern looking back

A little boy and his grandfather embark on a quest to find the old man’s missing birthday in Diana Rosie’s debut novel, Alberto’s Lost Birthday. Alberto is an old man. But he doesn’t know how old – he remembers nothing...

All at Sea: Another Side of Paradise

All at Sea: Another Side of Paradise
  • Author(s): Julian Sayarer
  • Location(s): The Surin Islands
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Contemporary

On the small island of Surin, near the naval border of Thailand and Myanmar, an indigenous people known as Moken ‘sea gypsies’ struggle to maintain the same timeless existence as their ancestors. As real estate developers, oil exploration and...

All Creatures Great and Small: “If Only They Could Talk” and “It Shouldn’t Happen to a Vet”

All Creatures Great and Small: “If Only They Could Talk” and “It Shouldn’t Happen to a Vet”
  • Author(s): James Herriot
  • Location(s): Yorkshire
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Humour
  • Era(s): 1930s

This is the rural landscape of North Yorkshire. The life of a vet in the 1930s, beautifully written and a classic of its time.

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