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Galveston

Galveston

Author(s): Nic Pizzolatto

Location(s): Galveston, Louisiana

Genre(s): Crime

Era(s): 1980s

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Roy Cady is by his own admission ‘a bad man’. With a snow flurry of cancer in his lungs and no one to live for, he’s a walking time-bomb of violence. Following a fling with his boss’s lover, he’s...

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Games People Play

Games People Play

Author(s): Owen Mullen

Location(s): Glasgow, Scotland

Genre(s): Crime, Mystery

Era(s): 2016

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On a warm summer’s evening thirteen month old Lily Hamilton is abducted from Ayr beach in Scotland, taken while her parents are yards away. Three days later, the distraught father turns up at Glasgow PI Charlie Cameron’s office and...

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Geisha: The Secret History of a Vanishing World

Geisha: The Secret History of a Vanishing World

Author(s): Lesley Downer

Location(s): Japan

Genre(s): Historical, Nonfiction

Era(s): Modern looking back

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Ever since Westerners arrived in Japan, they have been intrigued by Japanese womanhood and, above all, the geisha. This fascination has spawned a wealth of extraordinary fictional creations, from Puccini’s Madame Butterfly to Arthur Golden’s Memoirs of a Geisha....

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Gelato Sisterhood on the Amalfi Shore

Gelato Sisterhood on the Amalfi Shore

Author(s): Chantal Kelly

Location(s): Amalfi Coast

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): Modern

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Warmed by the brilliant Campania sun and the lemon-scented breeze off shimmering Mediterranean waters, the Amalfi Coast has been seducing travelers since Roman times. Lush terraced mountainsides brimming with grape vines and olive groves tumble down to meet the...

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Green Dolphin Street

Green Dolphin Street

Author(s): Elizabeth Goudge

Location(s): New Zealand

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 19th Century

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Also published as: Green Dolphin Country Vivid, exciting tales ― earthquakes, shipwreck, encounters between New Zealand settlers and the indigenous Maori people ― are paired with fascinating details of 19th-century life, from sailing ships and steamboats to women’s fashions...

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grk and The Hot Dog Trail

grk and The Hot Dog Trail

Author(s): Josh Lacey

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Children

Era(s): Modern

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New York might be the Big Apple, but for Tim it’s sausage city! A priceless golden statue has been stolen and Tim has a vital clue. He follows the trail of hot dogs in a sizzling chase from sleepy...

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grk Down Under

grk Down Under

Author(s): Josh Lacey

Location(s): Australia, Sydney

Genre(s): Children

Era(s): Modern

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When Grk sniffs some succulent sausages, he can’t resist following his nose – and ends up on the other side of the world. He’s in Australia, the land of surfing, sharks and the Red Jelly Gang, a ruthless band...

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grk Takes Revenge

grk Takes Revenge

Author(s): Josh Lacey

Location(s): Paris

Era(s): Modern

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Tim and Natascha realise to their horror that Max has gone to Paris to confront their first adversary, Colonel Zinfandel, the dictator of Stanislavia. They rush after him, with their intrepid dog Grk. Will Max overstep the mark and...

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grk: Operation Tortoise

grk: Operation Tortoise

Author(s): Josh Lacey

Location(s): Seychelles

Genre(s): Children

Era(s): Modern

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When Tim discovers a man badly hurt on a beach, his sun-kissed relaxing holiday in the Seychelles takes on a more dangerous twist. He and Grk are the only ones, it seems, who want to know what happened. They...

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Hausfrau

Hausfrau

Author(s): Jill Alexander Essbaum

Location(s): Zurich

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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Anna was a good wife, mostly . . . Anna Benz lives in comfort and affluence with her husband and three young children in Dietlikon, a picture-perfect suburb of Zurich. Anna, an American expat, has chosen this life far...

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