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The worst of the worst.

Spies of the Balkans (Nigth Soldiers 11) by Alan Furst

Product info (from Goodreads): Greece, 1940. Not sunny vacation Greece: northern Greece, Macedonian Greece, Balkan Greece–the city of Salonika. In that ancient port, with its wharves and warehouses, dark lanes and Turkish mansions, brothels and tavernas, a tense political drama … Continue reading

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An Evil Mind (Robert Hunter 06) by Chris Carter

Product info  (from Goodreads): A freak accident in rural Wyoming leads the Sheriff’s Department to arrest a man for a possible double homicide, but further investigations suggest a much more horrifying discovery – a serial killer who has been kidnapping, … Continue reading

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The Ambassador by Graham McNeill

Product info (from Goodreads): Grizzled ex-general Kaspar von Velten finds himself unprepared for his duties as the new ambassador to the court of Tsarina. Not ready for the power struggles and politics, Kaspar is soon using his battlefield experience to … Continue reading

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The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

Product info (from Goodreads): What does the legend of Vlad the Impaler have to do with the modern world? Is it possible that the Dracula of myth truly existed—and that he has lived on, century after century, pursuing his own … Continue reading

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After Rome: A Novel of Celtic Britain by Morgan Llywelyn

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Anarchy rules in Britannia as the Roman Empire collapses, and two men fight to build stable lives among the chaos. After more than four hundred years of Roman rule, the island its conquerors called Britannia was abandoned—left to … Continue reading

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The Girl’s Guide to the Apocalypse by Daphne Lamb

I was given a copy of this one by Linda/Blodeuedd – thank you my dear! Synopsis (from Goodreads): Welcome to the Apocalypse. Your forecast includes acid rain, roving gangs and misplaced priorities, in this comedic take on the end of … Continue reading

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Darwin’s Blade by Dan Simmons

Synopsis (from Goodreads): A series of high-speed fatal car wrecks — accidents that seem as if they may have been staged — is leading Darwin Minor down a dangerous road. A reluctant expert on violent ways to die, he sifts … Continue reading

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The Highwayman (Victorian Rebels 01) by Kerrigan Byrne

Synopsis (from Goodreads): STEALING BEAUTY Dorian Blackwell, the Blackheart of Ben More, is a ruthless villain. Scarred and hard-hearted, Dorian is one of London’s wealthiest, most influential men who will stop at nothing to wreak vengeance on those who’ve wronged … Continue reading

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Crimson Midnight (Crimson 01) by Amos Cassidy

Synopsis (from Goodreads): They say London is the city that never sleeps. Man, you have no idea… A new job, a new life and a new home, Rose has left the pain of the past behind. But if she thinks … Continue reading

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Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Synopsis (from Goodreads): On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born, the third child of a wealthy English banker and his wife. Sadly, she dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold … Continue reading

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