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The Speech

The Speech

Author(s): Andrew Smith

Location(s): Wolverhampton

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1968

His words threatened rivers of blood…and they fought him with hope… April 20th, 1968: Enoch Powell, MP for Wolverhampton South West, gives a speech that shakes a community and Britain to its very core. Words that provoke, that divide...

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The Spider and the Stone: A Novel of Scotland’s Black Douglas

The Spider and the Stone: A Novel of Scotland’s Black Douglas

Author(s): Glen Craney

Location(s): Scotland

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 14th Century

As the 14th century dawns, the brutal King Edward Longshanks of England schemes to steal Scotland. But a frail, dark-skinned boy named James Douglas, inspired by a headstrong lass from Fife, defies three Plantagenet kings and champions the cause...

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The Sport of Baronets

The Sport of Baronets

Author(s): Theresa Romain

Location(s): Newmarket

Genre(s): Novella, Romance

Era(s): Regency (19th century)

The lives of Sir Bartlett Crosby and Hannah Chandler have been marked by fierce competition between their elite families…the perfect breeding ground for a mutual attraction neither can deny. Bart hopes to conquer “the turf” through victory in a...

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The Spy in the Deuce Court

The Spy in the Deuce Court

Author(s): Frank Deford

Location(s): World

Genre(s): Thriller

A globetrotting journalist goes on assignment for the Central Intelligence Agency As the world’s premier tennis journalist, Ronnie Ratajczak has a plush life. Like the professional players about whom he writes, he spends his life on the road, hopping...

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The Spy’s Gamble

The Spy’s Gamble

Author(s): Howard Kaplan

Location(s): Israel, London, Palestine

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): 2016-2017

“Kaplan is…without peer in his grasp of the delicate and explosive relationship between the Israelis and the Palestinians. This is a thriller in the best tradition of the genre.” -Los Angeles Times When the Israeli Prime Minister boards a...

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The Square of Revenge

The Square of Revenge

Author(s): Pieter Aspe

Location(s): Bruges

The Star of Algiers

The Star of Algiers

Author(s): Aziz Chouaki

Location(s): Algiers

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1990s

The Star of Simbako

The Star of Simbako

Author(s): P J Skinner

Location(s): Sierra Leone

Genre(s): Adventure

Era(s): Early 1990s

A missing diamond. A civil war mystery. Can a courageous geologist use her skills to unravel the truth? Nursing a broken heart, geologist Sam Harris goes to Simbako in West Africa to work in the diamond fields of Fona....

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The State We’re In

The State We’re In

Author(s): Adele Parks

Location(s): Chicago

Genre(s): Fiction, Romance

Era(s): Contemporary

What are the odds that the stranger sitting next to you on a plane is destined to change your life? Especially when they appear to be your opposite in every way. She’s a life-long optimist, looking for her soul...

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The Stench of Honolulu: A Tropical Adventure

The Stench of Honolulu: A Tropical Adventure

Author(s): Jack Handey

Location(s): Honolulu

Genre(s): Humour

Era(s): Modern

Jak Handey’s exotic tale is full of laugh-out-loud twists and unforgettable characters whose names escape me right now. A reliably unreliable narrator and his friend, who is some other guy, need to get out of town. They have a...

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