Browsing All posts tagged under »historical thriller«

Angelology by Danielle Trussoni

December 17, 2014


In the pages of archives they are wondrous, perilous and magnificent. Strong but weak, wanting love, needing to be a part of the world even if they had to turn their backs on heaven. But in chapters where we see them, so to speak, in the flesh, experience the way they truly think, speak and act, their glamour quickly falls away, revealing only shallow, petty souls. Not so magnificent after all.

the ninth stone by kylie fitzpatrick

August 30, 2010


A jewel thief is on the loose in old London town and is murdering his victims; Sarah O'Reilly, who works as a typesetter in a newspaper office, becomes embroiled in the mystery that will eventually lead to India and a jewel with terrifying and occult powers.

the love talker by elizabeth peters

May 15, 2010


Even sinister fairy tales have caught up with women's lib.

borrower of the night – a vicky bliss murder mystery by elizabeth peters

May 11, 2010


A brainy and beautiful art historian. A treasure hunt. A medieval castle with secret passages. A battle of the sexes aka professional rivalry. An infatuated co-professor. And a possibly murderous, possibly ghost.

the sign of four by sir arthur conan doyle

May 1, 2010


Yet I love Sherlock Holmes movies. While Holmes is busy deducting, my mind performs a tesseract.

the glass books of the dream eaters by gordon dahlquist

February 27, 2010


It's all in the details, indeed. But, remember, too much of anything can be sickening.

shadow of the wind by carlos ruiz zafon

February 21, 2010


Book Review: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

perfume by patrick suskind

December 26, 2009


Perfume The story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind

the da vinci code by dan brown

January 28, 2008


book review: The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown