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The Hanged Man of Saint-Pholien

The Hanged Man of Saint-Pholien

Author(s): Georges Simenon

Location(s): Liège, Paris

Genre(s): Mystery, Novella

Era(s): 20th Century

A first ink drawing showed a hanged man swinging from a gallows on which perched an enormous crow. And there were at least twenty other etchings and pen or pencil sketches that had the same leitmotif of hanging. On...

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The Harbour Master

The Harbour Master

Author(s): Daniel Pembrey

Location(s): Amsterdam

Genre(s): Crime, Mystery

Era(s): Contemporary

Henk van der Pol is a 30-year-term policeman, a few months off retirement. When he finds a woman’s body in Amsterdam Harbour, his detective instincts take over, even though it’s not his jurisdiction. Warned off investigating the case, Henk soon realises...

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The Harder They Fall

The Harder They Fall

Author(s): Budd Schulberg

Location(s): Argentina

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 20th century

Budd Schulberg’s celebrated novel of the prize ring has lost none of its power since its first publication more than fifty years ago. Crowded with unforgettable characters, it is a relentless expose of the fight racket. A modern Samson...

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The Harp In The South

The Harp In The South

Author(s): Ruth Park

Location(s): Surry Hills

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1940s

Ruth Park’s classic novel The Harp in the South is one of Australia’s greatest novels. Hugh and Margaret Darcy are raising their family in Sydney amid the brothels, grog shops and run-down boarding houses of Surry Hills, where money...

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The Haunting of Kulah

The Haunting of Kulah

Author(s): Janet MacLeod Trotter

Location(s): The Hebrides

Genre(s): Mystery, Suspense

Era(s): 1940s and present day

1946: far out in the Atlantic a boatload of men returning from war are shipwrecked within sight of their homes on the remote Scottish island of Kulah – and the wailing of the women could be heard across the...

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The Haunting of L.

The Haunting of L.

Author(s): Howard Norman

Location(s): Churchill, Halifax

Genre(s): Historical

Era(s): 1920s

It is 1927. Young Peter Duvett has accepted a job as an assistant to the elusive portraitist Vienna Linn, in the remote town of Churchill, Manitoba. Across Canada, Linn has been arranging and photographing gruesome accidents for the private...

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The Healer

The Healer

Author(s): Amber Hayward

Location(s): Brazil

Genre(s): Fiction

From the sweltering slums of Rio de Janeiro to the isolated plantations of Brazil, The Healer tells the story of Manoel, a curandero, who inherits an incredible healing power, and the people whose lives he changes forever. But little...

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The Healer’s Secret

The Healer’s Secret

Author(s): Helen Pryke

Location(s): Tuscany

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Present day, 1930s

All families have secrets. The Innocenti have a secret worse than most. Jennifer’s life isn’t going as she planned. Fired from her job and on the brink of divorce at thirty-one, her only salvation lies at the bottom of...

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The Healer’s War

The Healer’s War

Author(s): Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

Location(s): Vietnam

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1960s

Kitty, a nurse, decides to fly out to join the efforts in the Vietnam war. She tends the wounded and gets to know the local populace in a way that the soldiers never can. She is bequeathed an object...

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The Healing Knife

The Healing Knife

Author(s): S L Russell

Location(s): France, London

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Present

To Rachel Keyte death is the enemy. The early loss of her beloved father from heart failure ignited a single-minded determination in her: to save as many patients as she can, and to become a consultant before the age...

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