Historical fiction

A Betting Woman: A Novel of Madame Moustache by Jenni L. Walsh

This is a simple sort of historical fiction that provides an in-depth view of its subject's life. In this case, it is the story of the first woman who was America's first female professional croupier of modern-day blackjack.It is the mid-1800s, and North America does not look as it does now. There are different borders,… Continue reading A Betting Woman: A Novel of Madame Moustache by Jenni L. Walsh

Historical fiction, Mystery

The Adventure of the Deceased Scholar ,The Adventure of the Murdered Gypsy by Liese Sherwood-Fabre

Have you checked out my Mid Year Stats 2021 – Graphs Galore? I have read the first book of this series and was looking forward to the next. We have a young Sherlock Holmes recovering from his adventures to clear his mother's name. His mother is not quite the character depicted in the Netflix show Enola… Continue reading The Adventure of the Deceased Scholar ,The Adventure of the Murdered Gypsy by Liese Sherwood-Fabre

Historical fiction, Short Stories

Other Moons: Vietnamese Short Stories of the American War and Its Aftermath

Edited by : by Quan Manh Ha Translatedby Joseph Babcock When I started reading this, I wanted to make a good effort in the writing of the review because of the gravity of the content. I also found out a lot about America's war in Vietnam, most of which were news to me. There is so… Continue reading Other Moons: Vietnamese Short Stories of the American War and Its Aftermath

Historical fiction, Mystery

A Portrait Of Death (The Versipellis Mysteries Book 1) by Rhen Garland

I had this book with me for a while before I picked it up. Once I started, though, it was a surprisingly quick read. I say surprisingly because it is a historical mystery with heavy tones of espionage and treason mixed in.It begins with a very dramatic murder but quickly moves on to a sedate… Continue reading A Portrait Of Death (The Versipellis Mysteries Book 1) by Rhen Garland

Historical fiction

Echoes of the City (Byens Spor #1) by Lars Saabye Christensen

Don Bartlett (Translator) As I sift through my backlog, I am beginning to realise what picking up lighter books mean. There are these unique copies buried in the list, and I am unearthing them one at a time. This year my read translated works have exploded, and I have so many different languages on my list!Reading… Continue reading Echoes of the City (Byens Spor #1) by Lars Saabye Christensen

Historical fiction

My Name is Anton: A Novel by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Narrator: Michael Crouch I have read quite a few of the author's works, listened to many as well. This particular one left me feeling conflicted. It does not fit in a specific box (not that many of her previous works do either, but still.) It is the tale of Anton, a good, kind-hearted boy struggling… Continue reading My Name is Anton: A Novel by Catherine Ryan Hyde