Category: Historical Fiction
By Simon Hawke
Tourists, Will Shakespeare-a fledgling dramatist, and Symington Smythe, an ostler and aspiring thespian, meet at a roadside resort and choose to solid their lot jointly for reputation and fortune within the cutthroat global of the London theater in Elizabethan England . . . yet neither was once ready for his or her offstage stumble upon with A secret of mistakes. while a backer's daughter is double-crossed via a would-be suitor, the reluctant bride turns to the ostler and the playwright for aid. Little does a person observe that those uncomplicated affairs of the guts and an prepared marriage will bring about an enormous internet of conspiracy, unsuitable id, and homicide that reveals the playwright distinct for assassination and the ostler hopelessly in love. yet such issues are regimen in A secret of blunders, the place Shakespeare in Love meets the Brother Cadfael mysteries of Ellis Peters.
By Kate Atkinson
Que Ursula Todd muera a las pocas horas de nacer en una casa de campo inglesa a principios de 1910 y que, a los angeles vez, el médico llegue a tiempo para salvarla son dos hechos perfectamente compatibles en Una y otra vez, una novela que ofrece siempre dos alternativas a su protagonista.
Así, Ursula tendrá varias oportunidades de cambiar su destino, el de su familia e incluso el de toda Europa. Y no se trata solo de vivir una nueva vida, sino de hacer algo con lo que los angeles mayoría hemos soñado alguna vez: borrar los episodios del pasado que hablan mal de nosotros.
Gracias a un perfecto dominio en l. a. creación de ambientes y personajes, Atkinson consigue varias novelas en una. Trágica en ocasiones, divertida en otras pero siempre intrigante, l. a. gran autora inglesa cuenta una historia y es como si contara cientos de ellas.
By Edward Marston
Now here's a murd'rous story of woe, See a hero misbehave. For it exhibits a valiant soldier move, by means of railway to the grave.
Yorkshire 1855. Colonel Aubrey Tarleton is a guy revered by way of his neighbours within the small Yorkshire village of South Otterington – as a lot for his heroic feats within the military as for his social place. So the group is left surprised while Tarleton, intentionally, walks into the trail of a rushing teach. he's overwhelmed to loss of life at the song, however it isn't his damaged limbs that allure the eye of the teach driving force; really, it's the be aware pinned to his chest, fluttering within the breeze: 'Whoever unearths me, notify Superintendent Tallis of the Detective division at Scotland Yard'.
The well-known Railway Detective, Inspector Robert Colbeck, unearths his improved officer in nice misery while he arrives on the backyard the subsequent morning. Tallis is clutching a letter from his now-deceased buddy. In it, Tarleton makes it transparent that he not needs to dwell if he has to take action with no his loved spouse, who has disappeared. while the inside track arrives man's physique has been came across at the music close to Thirsk, the accident is simply too nice. used to be Tarleton chargeable for his wife's disappearance, and was once his suicide the act of a responsible guy? Tallis can't think that to be the case and units out for Yorkshire, followed via Colbeck and his trusty Sergeant Victor Leeming, made up our minds to discover the truth.
By Janet Woods
It is a eye-catching romance set in nineteenth century Dorset. Charlotte Honeyman jilts her long-time swain, and at the spur of the instant marries a stranger. His delight broken and his matrimonial plans upturned, sea captain Nick Thornton threatens to take revenge. Charlotte's more youthful sister, Marianne, takes pity on Nick and secretly forums his send, the place she meets with an coincidence. Nick regards Marianne because the excellent device with which to get his personal again, yet within the procedure falls in love. The rift among the sisters widens, and scandal erupts whilst it turns into obvious that Marianne is awaiting Nick's baby. Then destiny intervenes to alter the process their lives, possibly ceaselessly.
By John Fowles
In his prologue, John Fowles tells us that "A Maggot" all started as a imaginative and prescient he had of 5 visitors using with mysterious function via distant nation-state. This picture supplies option to one other - a dangling corpse with violets crammed in its mouth - which leads us right into a maze of beguiling paths and fallacious turnings, disappearances and revelations, unaccountable causes and cryptic deeds, as this compelling secret swerves in the direction of a starling imaginative and prescient at its centre.
By Barbara Erskine
After a damaged love affair, biographer Kate Kennedy retires to a distant cottage at the wild Essex coast to paintings on her new e-book until eventually her landlord's daughter uncovers a Roman web site within reach and long-buried passions are unleashed… In her lonely cottage, Kate is terrorized via mysterious forces. What do those ghosts wish? That the reality in regards to the violent occasions of in the past be uncovered or stay hid? Kate needs to fight for her lifestyles opposed to earthbound spirits and historic curses as hate, jealousy, revenge and fervour do conflict around the centuries…
By James R. Benn
In this 7th installment of James R. Benn's hit WWII-era secret sequence, Lieutenant Billy Boyle is going undercover within the Vatican.
Lieutenant Billy Boyle can have used a leisure after his final case, but if his female friend, Diana Seaton, a British undercover agent, is going lacking within the Vatican, the place she used to be operating undercover, he insists on being assigned to a homicide research there so he can try and support her.
An American monsignor is located murdered on the foot of Death's Door, one of many 5 entrances to Saint Peter's Basilica. Wild invoice Donovan, head of the OSS, wishes the killing investigated. the truth that the Vatican is impartial territory in German-occupied Rome is just one of the stumbling blocks Billy needs to conquer. First is a harrowing trip, smuggled into Rome whereas warding off the Gestapo and Allied bombs. Then he needs to navigate Vatican politics and personalities--some are pro-Allied, others pro-Nazi, and the remainder steadfastly neutral--to examine the reality in regards to the murdered monsignor. yet that's now not his basically main issue; only a brief stroll from the Vatican border is the notorious Regina Coeli legal, the place Diana is being held. Can he dare a rescue, or will a failed try alert the Germans to his venture and chance an open violation of Vatican neutrality?
By Stephen R. Lawhead
Lawhead (Byzantium), recognized for his ancient and myth fiction, reimagines the story of Robin Hood in his most up-to-date novel, the 1st within the King Raven Trilogy. in accordance with designated study, Lawhead locations the people hero (whom he names Bran) in Wales in 1093, at a time whilst the land used to be less than consistent attack from the recent Norman rulers of britain. while Bran's father, the king, is killed in an ambush in addition to approximately all his warriors, the land of Elfael is overtaken and its voters subjected to nice oppression. although Bran could be king, he has misplaced religion (in either himself and no matter what God he as soon as knew) and makes a decision to escape in its place. via affliction and event, aided by way of a ragtag workforce of colourful characters, his feel of justice grows, with his dedication to prime the folks of Elfael and his artistic concepts for facing the enemy.
By Leo Tolstoy, Azar Nafisi, Alymer Maude
Hadji Murad is a brief novel written by means of Leo Tolstoy. It used to be Tolstoy's ultimate paintings. the subject material is one Hadji Murat, an Avar insurgent commander who, for purposes of private revenge, forges an uneasy alliance with the Russians he have been struggling with.
By Stanley Struble
La aventura de dos arqueólogos en busca de los códices secretos de los mayas, un relato lleno de misterio en una zona azotada por los angeles guerrilla zapatista y el narcotráfico.
Stanley Struble nos trae una novela llena de intriga, misterio, amor y una compleja trama que mezcla l. a. corrupción política, los angeles actividad de l. a. guerrilla zapatista e investigación arqueológica. Una novela que logra un equilibro perfecto entre personajes y ambientes y con una sobresaliente habilidad para traernos de un modo ágil los exóticos paisajes de los angeles selva mexicana y los complejos caracteres humanos: l. a. ambición, l. a. crueldad, pero también l. a. rebeldía o l. a. honestidad son encarnados en los distintos personajes de l. a. obra de un modo preciso.
Cuando los españoles llegan a las tierras mayas, el obispo Diego de Landa oredana quemar todas las reliquias por considerarlas heréticas. El chamán Caracol Rojo, consigue salvar dos misteriosos códices y una estela de piedra. Cinco siglos después, l. a. arqueóloga Karen Dumas descubre los angeles localización de los códices pero es expulsada de los angeles investigación, ella, sin embargo, no está dispuesta a renunciar a los angeles gloria y se traslada a San Cristóbal de las Casas donde intentará, con los angeles ayuda del arqueólogo David Wolf, recuperar los códices. Xibalbá es los angeles lucha de los arqueólogos por encontrar los libros mayas en una tierra donde las revueltas zapatistas y las duras represalias del ejército en colaboración con los capos del narcotráfico, no les dejará indiferentes.
Razones para comprar l. a. obra:
• l. a. obra trata temas tan polémicos como l. a. relación del ejército mexicano y los angeles CIA con los grandes cárteles de los angeles droga.
• l. a. revisión de l. a. historia de los angeles América precolombina está produciendo continuos hallazgos arqueológicos, entre ellos, los angeles entrada a Xibalbá, el inframundo maya.
• El estilo ágil y los angeles precisión léxica en las descripciones contribuyen a que el ritmo de l. a. novela sea vertiginosos.
• El autor es un escritor que ha sabido abrirse un hueco en los angeles narrativa americana gracias a los angeles originalidad de sus historias y al estilo de sus obras.
Una novela que conecta el pasado maya con las reivindicaciones del pueblo en los angeles actualidad y, mediante una historia apasionante, nos descubre el expolio sistemático de tierras a sus legítimos dueños, los mayas.
“Nueva novela de Stanley Struble con todos los ingredientes para convertirse en un éxito editorial. Misterio, suspense, emoción y buena calidad literaria harán de esta obra una de las mejores del año.”(Web Blogocio)