Historical fiction, Mystery

Coffin Scarcely Used (Flaxborough Chronicles, #1) by Colin Watson

I read this book thanks to NetGalley, and I pushed it up my reading list in order to have it coincide with its republishing. This book was originally published in 1958, and the difference in 'Vintage mysteries' are very clear when it is written by someone who actually lived in the era. This is based… Continue reading Coffin Scarcely Used (Flaxborough Chronicles, #1) by Colin Watson

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Historical fiction

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Fiction authors do not need exorbitant amounts of imagination sometimes, especially when real life is rife with people behaving atrociously without remorse. This book builds on the real story of the Tennessee Children's home in Tennessee,USA.The children of people in harder circumstances, are mostly tricked into becoming wards of the state and then sold in… Continue reading Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Historical fiction

The Evergreen Tea House by David T. K. Wong

While living in a place as rich in historical activity(comparatively recent history ) as Hong Kong, it is hard not to get attracted by interesting narrations which are wound around true events and actual political scenarios.With this in mind, I picked this book up at the local library. It took me a while to finish… Continue reading The Evergreen Tea House by David T. K. Wong

Chick lit, Historical fiction

The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer

I have reviewed and enjoyed quite a few of Georgette Heyer's works. Inspector Hemingway series ( #1,#2,#3,#4) Snowdrift and Other Stories by Georgette Heyer The Foundling- Georgette Heyer The above were books that I have enjoyed. The stories are always predictable, with the grumpy or annoying hero and the clever lady. This one was not any… Continue reading The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer

Adventure, Historical fiction

The Poisoned Pilgrim (The Hangman’s Daughter #4)

This is the fourth installment of the series. I have reviewed the previous ones here:The Hangman’s Daughter #1, #2, #3 I am not exactly sure why I continue to pursue this series, it is extremely different from the other books that I have been trying out this past year. I am waiting to see how much… Continue reading The Poisoned Pilgrim (The Hangman’s Daughter #4)

Historical fiction

The Villa in Italy: A Vintage Mystery by Elizabeth Edmondson

I have been working my way through Elizabeth Edmondson books that are available to me via kindle unlimited.I was so impatient to see what occurs towards the end, that I turned off the audible narration and proceeded the traditional way ( by reading it). The story begins with a mysterious woman, about whom not many… Continue reading The Villa in Italy: A Vintage Mystery by Elizabeth Edmondson