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New fiction (Buried River Press): Murder on the Minneapolis by Anita Davison

Murder on the Minneapolis  Flora Maguire, a young governess, is on her way home on the SS Minneapolis after the wedding of her employer’s daughter. She meets the charming Bunny Harrington on deck on the first night, after having avoided the dining room, conscious of her status among the first-class passengers. Flora finds the body […]

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New fiction: Dreams That Veil by Dominic Luke

Dreams That Veil December 1911. Twelve-year old Eliza Brannan eagerly awaits the return of her brother Roderick from university, a welcome but brief diversion from her otherwise cosy existence in the heart of Northamptonshire with her widowed mother and cousin Dorothea. Roderick and Dorothea are growing up fast. They are forging lives and loves of […]

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The Pershore Poisoners by Kerry Tombs

OUT NOW: The Pershore Poisoners by Kerry Tombs

Kerry Tombs was born in Smethwick, near Birmingham. After a career in teaching in both England and Australia he moved to Malvern where he became a local genealogist, lecturer and bookseller. He currently lives in Ludlow, Shropshire. The Droitwich Deceivers follows four previous titles, including The Tewkesbury Tomb, in the thrilling Inspector Ravenscroft Series.  The […]

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A Crown of Despair by Jenny Mandeville

The Bookbag Reviews A Crown of Despair by Jenny Mandeville

A Crown of Despair by Jenny Mandeville, published last month, is the story of Henry VIII’s sixth and final wife, Katherine Parr. The lovely folks over The Bookbag have reviewed the book, dubbing it ‘totally absorbing’ but warning that, while there was occasion to giggle, this is ‘a story for all but the extremely anatomically squeamish’. ‘Jenny […]

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