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The Copper Promise (The Copper Cat 01) by Jen Williams

I got this one from beautiful and clever Melfka – thank you! Synopsis (from Goodreads): There are some far-fetched rumours about the caverns beneath the Citadel… Some say the mages left their most dangerous secrets hidden there; others, that great … Continue reading

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Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach

Product info (from Goodreads): A tale of art, beauty, lust, greed, deception and retribution — set in a refined society ablaze with tulip fever. In 1630s Amsterdam, tulipomania has seized the populace. Everywhere men are seduced by the fantastic exotic … Continue reading

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Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach

Synopsis: When Leila discovers the Web site Red Pill, she feels she has finally found people who understand her. A sheltered young woman raised by her mother, Leila has often struggled to connect with the girls at school; but on … Continue reading

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The Root of His Evil by James M. Cain

Synopsis (from Goodreads): While slinging hash in a diner, a would-be Cinderella meets her Prince Charming. Carrie Selden is not at all like the woman you’ve read about in the papers. Though she was raised in an orphanage, she isn’t … Continue reading

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Azincourt by Bernard Cornwell

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Agincourt is one of the epic battles of history. It was fought by two badly matched armies that met in atrocious conditions on St Crispin’s Day 1415, and resulted in an extraordinary victory that was celebrated in … Continue reading

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The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon

Synopsis (from Goodreads): For sixty years, Jewish refugees and their descendants have prospered in the Federal District of Sitka, a “temporary” safe haven created in the wake of revelations of the Holocaust and the shocking 1948 collapse of the fledgling … Continue reading

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The City and the City by China Mieville

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad finds deadly conspiracies beneath a seemingly routine murder. From the decaying Beszel, he joins detective Qussim Dhatt in rich vibrant Ul Qoma, and both are enmeshed in a sordid … Continue reading

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The Age of Ra (Pantheon 01) by James Lovegrove

Summary (from Goodreads) The Ancient Egyptian gods have defeated all the other pantheons and claimed dominion over the earth, dividing it into warring factions. Lt. David Westwynter, a British soldier, stumbles into Freegypt, the only place to have remained independent … Continue reading

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The Wings of the Sphinx by Andrea Camilleri (Inspector Montalbano 11)

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Food, love, and murder-Sicilian style-in the gripping eleventh installment of The New York Times bestselling Montalbano mystery series. Things are not going well for Inspector Salvo Montalbano. His relationship with Livia is once again on the rocks … Continue reading

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Cage of Deceit (Reign of Secrets 01) by Jennifer Anne Davis

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Sixteen-year-old Allyssa appears to be the ideal princess of Emperion—she’s beautiful, elegant, and refined. She spends her days locked in a suffocating cage, otherwise known as the royal court. But at night, Allyssa uses her secret persona—that … Continue reading

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