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The Plague

The Plague

Author(s): Albert Camus

Location(s): Algeria

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1940s

The Plague Charmer

The Plague Charmer

Author(s): Karen Maitland

Location(s): Porlock

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1361

1361. Porlock Weir, Exmoor. Thirteen years after the Great Pestilence, plague strikes England for the second time. Sara, a packhorse man’s wife, remembers the horror all too well and fears for safety of her children. Only a dark-haired stranger...

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The Playground Murders

The Playground Murders

Author(s): Lesley Thomson

Location(s): The Cotswolds, West London

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): 1980 & 2018

Forty years ago, in the dark of the playground, two children’s lives were changed for ever. Stella Darnell is a cleaner. But when she isn’t tackling dust and dirt and restoring order to chaos, Stella solves murders. Her latest...

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The Poetic Murderer

The Poetic Murderer

Author(s): Christoph Burmeister

Location(s): Copenhagen

Genre(s): Mystery

Era(s): Contemporary

“Fear will learn to fear you.” If you liked Paul Coelho’s The Alchemist, you will love The Poetic Murderer. Detective 00 Hansen is an enigmatic dreamer in the streets of Copenhagen, riding a fast antelope, and living a slow...

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The Poison Garden

The Poison Garden

Author(s): Alex Marwood

Location(s): Wales

Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller

Era(s): Modern

Where Romy grew up, if someone died you never spoke of them again. Now twenty-two, she has recently escaped the toxic confines of the cult she was raised in. But Romy is young, pregnant and completely alone – and...

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The Poisoned Embrace

The Poisoned Embrace

Author(s): Lawrence Osborne

Location(s): World

Genre(s): Nonfiction

Era(s): Various

Sex and death have been locked into a theological equation known as sexual pessimism, since the days of the Early Fathers of the Catholic Church. The very curious thing is that this aversion to the carnal, and its consequent...

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The Postcard

The Postcard

Author(s): Fern Britton

Location(s): Cornwall

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

Secrets. Sisters. The summer that changed everything . . . Life in the Cornish village of Pendruggan isn’t always picture perfect. Penny Leighton has never told anyone why she’s estranged from her mother and sister. For years she’s kept...

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The Postcard (Zoë Folbigg)

The Postcard (Zoë Folbigg)

Author(s): Zoë Folbigg

Location(s): World

Genre(s): Fiction, Romance

Era(s): Contemporary

A year after the kiss that brought them together in a snowy train-station doorway, Maya and James are embarking on another journey – this time around the world. The trip starts promisingly, with an opulent and romantic Indian wedding....

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The Posthumous Adventures of Harry Whittaker

The Posthumous Adventures of Harry Whittaker

Author(s): Bobbie Darbyshire

Location(s): Brighton

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

When Harry Whittaker, much loved star of stage and screen, dies suddenly of a heart attack, he finds himself still in this world. Trapped in a bizarre afterlife, he struggles to free himself. Meanwhile, his estranged son Richard is...

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The Postman Poet

The Postman Poet

Author(s): Liz Shakespeare

Location(s): Devon

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 19th century

As a young boy, Edward Capern is desperate to read and write, but has to work an eighty-hour week in Barnstaple’s lace factory. As a man, he dreams of writing poetry and building a fairer society, but these aspirations...

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