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Under the Spanish Stars

Under the Spanish Stars

Author(s): Alli Sinclair

Location(s): Granada

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Present day1930s/40s

Amid the vivid beauty of Granada, a woman entrusted with unraveling a family secret will discover the truth about her heritage–and the alluring promise of love… When her beloved grandmother falls ill, Charlotte Kavanagh will do whatever she asks...

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Underworld

Underworld

Author(s): Don DeLillo

Location(s): United States (USA)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1950s

Don DeLillo’s mesmerizing novel opens with a legendary baseball game played in New York in 1951. The glorious outcome — the home run that wins the game is called the Shot Heard Round the World — shades into the...

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Undress Me In The Temple Of Heaven

Undress Me In The Temple Of Heaven

Author(s): Susan Jane Gilman

Location(s): China

Genre(s): Adventure, Travelogue

Era(s): 1980s

In 1986, Susie and her friend Chloe, fresh-faced graduates from Brown University, were inspired by a placemat entitled “Pancakes of Many Nations” to depart on an epic trip around the world, starting with Hong Kong and the People’s Republic...

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Unkempt Secrets from The War

Unkempt Secrets from The War

Author(s): Jennifer Malech

Location(s): London

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1930's

Living in London, England during the wake of World War II, Nel Rosenberg, a German girl, finds herself facing great opposition, especially after falling for William Beckham who is neither of her class nor race. As war continues to...

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Unshapely Things

Unshapely Things

Author(s): Mark Del Franco

Location(s): Boston

Genre(s): Fantasy, Paranormal

Era(s): Modern

In the alleys of the decrepit Boston neighborhood known as the Weird, fairy prostitutes are turning up dead. The crime scenes show signs of residual magic, but the Guild, which polices the fey, has more “important” crimes to investigate...

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Unto Us a Son Is Given

Unto Us a Son Is Given

Author(s): Donna Leon

Location(s): Venice

Genre(s): Crime, Mystery

Era(s): Contemporary

As a favour to his wealthy father-in-law, the Count Falier, Commissario Guido Brunetti agrees to investigate the seemingly innocent wish of the Count’s best friend, the elderly and childless Gonzalo, to adopt a younger man as his son. Under...

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Up Close and Dangerous

Up Close and Dangerous

Author(s): Linda Howard

Location(s): Idaho

Genre(s): Romance, Suspense

Era(s): Modern

Bailey Wingate’s scheming adult stepchildren are surprised when their father’s will leaves Bailey in control of their fortune, and war ensues. A year later, while flying from Seattle to Denver in a small plane, Bailey nearly dies herself when...

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Upstate

Upstate

Author(s): James Wood

Location(s): Saratoga Springs

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

Alan Querry, a successful property developer from the north of England, has two daughters: Vanessa, a philosopher who lives and teaches in Saratoga Springs, NY, and Helen, a record company executive based in London. The sisters never quite recovered...

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Urnabhih

Urnabhih

Author(s): Sumedha Verma Ojha

Location(s): Patliputra (Ancient settlement)

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): BCE

Urnabhih: A Mauryan Tale of Espionage, Adventure and Seduction Misrakesi comes to the newly-formed Mauryan court with a mission-to avenge the death of her sister. However, an encounter with Chanakya, the man she had planned to kill, sets her...

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Utrecht Snow

Utrecht Snow

Author(s): Jonathan Wilkins

Location(s): Utrecht

Genre(s): Crime, Fiction

Era(s): Present

Utrecht police inspector Caes Heda leads a team looking into the disappearance of young women. Meanwhile his daughter, Truus, bored with University takes up a job with disgraced former police office Thijs Orman at his Private Detective Agency and...

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