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The Skipping Verger and Other Tales

The Skipping Verger and Other Tales

Author(s): John Reid Young

Location(s): The Canary Islands (Gran Canaria)

Genre(s): Short Stories

Era(s): Later 19th to 21st Century

The Skipping Verger and Other Tales is a collection of delightful short stories set in the Canary Islands between the late 19th and early 21st centuries. Written in Reid Young’s engaging and unique style, the stories range from the...

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The Skipping Verger and Other Tales

The Skipping Verger and Other Tales

Author(s): John Reid Young

Location(s): The Canary Islands (Gran Canaria)

Genre(s): Short Stories

Era(s): 19th-20th centuries

The Skipping Verger and Other Tales is a collection of delightful short stories set on the island of Tenerife between the late 19th and early 21st centuries. In an engaging and unique style, John Reid Young’s stories range from...

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The Slap

The Slap

Author(s): Christos Tsiolkas

Location(s): Australia

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2010 At a suburban barbecue one afternoon, a man slaps an unruly boy. The boy is not his son. It is a single act of violence, but the slap reverberates through the lives...

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The Slaughter Man

The Slaughter Man

Author(s): Tony Parsons

Location(s): London

Genre(s): Crime, Thriller

Era(s): Modern

On New Year’s Day, a wealthy family is found slaughtered inside their exclusive gated community in north London, their youngest child stolen away. The murder weapon – a gun for stunning cattle before they are butchered – leads Detective Max...

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The Sleepwalker

The Sleepwalker

Author(s): Joseph Knox

Location(s): Greater Manchester

Genre(s): Suspense, Thriller

Era(s): Modern

As a series of rolling blackouts plunge the city into darkness, Detective Aidan Waits sits on an abandoned hospital ward, watching a mass murderer slowly die. Transferred from his usual night shift duties and onto protective custody, he has...

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The Snake Stone

The Snake Stone

Era(s): Early-to-mid nineteenth century

“Istanbul, 1838. In his palace on the Bosphorus, Sultan Mahmud II is dying and the city swirls with rumors and alarms. The unexpected arrival of a French archaeologist determined to track down lost Byzantine treasures throws the Greek community...

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The Snowman of Zanzibar

The Snowman of Zanzibar

Author(s): Gordon Wallis

Location(s): Cape Town, London, Zanzibar

Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller

Era(s): Modern

Ex Rhodesian soldier Jason Green was frustrated and mildly depressed. The winter in London had been long and bitterly cold. The steady work as a freelance insurance fraud investigator was mundane and repetitive. This tedious monotony suddenly changes early...

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The Sojourners

The Sojourners

Author(s): T L Hughes

Location(s): Europe

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1980s

The Sojourners is a coming of age novel (fiction) set in the 1980s – a journey through Europe with vivid imagery, poetry and references to great songs of that era throughout. From the book cover – “Filled with colorful...

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The soldier’s Wife

The soldier’s Wife

Author(s): Margaret Leroy

Location(s): Guernsey

Genre(s): Historical, Romance

Era(s): WW2

As World War II draws closer and closer to Guernsey, Vivienne de la Mare knows that there will be sacrifices to be made. Not just for herself, but for her two young daughters and for her mother-in-law, for whom...

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The Song of the Cypress

The Song of the Cypress

Author(s): Tonia Parronchi

Location(s): Tuscany

Genre(s): Romance

Era(s): Modern

Annie sets out to make a better life for herself in a mystical, timelessly beautiful Tuscan valley. Intrigued by Joe, her American neighbour and strangely drawn to the ancient cypress which protects her new home, she begins to stretch...

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