Martha Conway, “Sugarland: A Jazz Age Mystery” (Noontime Books, 2016)
It’s 1921, and Prohibition is in full swing, but you wouldn’t know it from the nightclubs and speakeasies of Chicago, where bathtub gin mingles with homemade bourbon distilled from trainloads of corn sugar shipped up from Southern farms. A young… Read More
Linda Kass, “Tasa’s Song” (She Writes Press, 2016)
Although the Holocaust inflicted extreme brutality wherever it occurred, the specific events associated with the violence differed from one place to another. In Tasa’s Song (She Writes Press, 2016), Linda Kass weaves stories of her own mother’s life… Read More
C.P. Lesley, “The Swan Princess” (Five Directions Press, 2016)
For more than three centuries after the Mongol conquest of 1240, the rulers of the Golden Horde played a major role in Eurasian politics, both directly and indirectly. One of the states most affected was Russia, where the ruling house… Read More
Ashley E. Sweeney, “Eliza Waite” (She Writes Press, 2016)
Cypress Island, September 1896: a tragedy has left a young widow, mourning her child, living alone in a cabin on this isolated spot near Bellingham Bay in the very new state of Washington. Once a month or so, Eliza Waite… Read More
Hana Samek Norton, “The Serpent’s Crown” (Cuidono Press, 2015)
In the aftermath of the Fourth Crusade, the grip of European knights on the Holy Land has begun to loosen. The Muslim forces under Saladin have won a major victory, and the crusaders have so far forgotten themselves as to… Read More
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