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The Sacrament

The Sacrament

Author(s): Olaf Olafsson

Location(s): Ireland

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

The haunting, vivid story of a nun whose past returns to her in unexpected ways, all while investigating a mysterious death and a series of harrowing abuse claims A young nun is sent by the Vatican to investigate allegations...

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The Saffron Conspiracy

The Saffron Conspiracy

Author(s): Marilyn Baron

Location(s): Austria, Scotland

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

Botanist Andreas Bauer, passionate about saffron, plans to reintroduce organic farming of the world’s most expensive spice to a region of Austria now known for its wine. Meeting resistance from vintners, he does research in a local abbey and...

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The Salt Marsh

The Salt Marsh

Author(s): Clare Carson

Location(s): Kent, Norfolk

Genre(s): Mystery

Era(s): Contemporary/Cold War

Sam Coyle’s father lived in the shadows – an undercover agent among the spies and radicals of Cold War London. That world claimed his life, and Sam is haunted by his absence. He left nothing behind but his enemies;...

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The Samurai’s Daughter

The Samurai’s Daughter

Author(s): Sujata Massey

Location(s): Washington DC

Genre(s): Crime, Mystery

Era(s): Modern

A new crime-thriller full of suspense from Sujata Massey, the acclaimed author of The Bride’s Kimono and The Floating Girl. Antiques dealer Rei Shimura is in San Francisco visiting her parents and researching a personal project tracing the story...

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The Samurai’s Daughter: The Shogun Quartet #4

The Samurai’s Daughter: The Shogun Quartet #4

Author(s): Lesley Downer

Location(s): Japan

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1870s

In the brave new Japan of the 1870s, Taka and Nobu meet as children and fall in love; but their relationship will test the limits of society. Unified after a bitter civil war, Japan is rapidly turning into a...

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The Sand Men

The Sand Men

Author(s): Christopher Fowler

Location(s): Dubai

Genre(s): Science Fiction/Future, Thriller

Era(s): Near Future

In Dubai there’s a new world of high-luxury resorts emerging for the super-rich – but at what price to everyone else? Lea, Roy and their 15 year-old daughter Cara live in a gated community reserved for foreign workers. Roy...

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The Sand Pebbles

The Sand Pebbles

Author(s): Richard McKenna

Location(s): China

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1920s

Recommended reading as part of the Chief of Naval Operation’s Professional Reading Program! This now-classic novel by Richard McKenna enjoyed great critical acclaim and commercial success when it was first published in 1962. The winner of the coveted Harper...

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The Sand-Reckoner

The Sand-Reckoner

Author(s): Gillian Bradshaw

Location(s): Syracuse

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Young Adult

Era(s): Ancient Greece (3rd century BC)

The young scholar Archimedes has just had the best three years of his life at Ptolemy’s Museum at Alexandria. To be able to talk and think all day, every day, sharing ideas and information with the world’s greatest minds,...

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The Sasquatch Murder

The Sasquatch Murder

Author(s): Jeffery Viles

Location(s): Pacific Northwest

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

They’re out there, you know–those bipedal hominids commonly called Sasquatch. This imaginative, tightly woven tale explains just how those creatures came to be traipsing around in the big trees surrounding Mount St. Helens. While local oddballs and elbow-benders talk...

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The Sat Nav Diaries

The Sat Nav Diaries

Author(s): Adrian Sturrock

Location(s): Europe

Genre(s): Humour, Travelogue

Era(s): Current

“I had an idea for a road trip; a sports car I shouldn’t have bought; and a wife to point out that what looks entirely feasible on a scaled map can actually be quite a long way away.” This...

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