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Post by Misfit » Sat August 10th, 2013, 7:43 pm

[quote=""JenniferLovesRoxi""]My most recent Kindle additions:

Imprimatur by Rita Monaldi- HF set in 17th C Rome during a time of plague, involving the discovery of a plot to murder the Pope and the war between the Catholics and the Ottoman Empire.

The Anatomist's Wife by Anna Lee Huber- HF/ Historcal Mystery about a female anatomist in early 19th C. Scotland asked to solve a murder although she was shunned for society for her interest in science

The Countess by Rebecca Johns- HF about Elizabeth Bathory, the Blood Countess

The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth- tells the story of how the Grimm brothers fables were created with the help of a girl one of them loved

The Reluctant Empress by Brigitte Hamann- NF biography of Empress Elisabeth of Austria

Counting the Stars by Helen Dunmore- HF set in Late Republican Rome, deals with the love poet Catullus and his older, married mistress Clodia

The Pericles Commission, The Ionia Sanction & Sacred Games by Gary Corby- Books 1-3 of Historical Mystery series set in Ancient Greece

The Crook and Flail by L.M. Ironside- Book 2 of the HF She- King series about Hatshepsut

Corrag: A Novel by Susan Fletcher- HF set in 17C Scotland, got great reviews

Asenath by Anna Patricio- HF set in Ancient Egypt about a girl who is captured by an enemy tribe and sold into slavery

The Venetian Contract by Marina Fiorato- HF set in 1576 Venice when plague spreads through the city, also deals with the war with the Ottoman Empire[/quote]

I liked The Anatomist's Wife, waiting for the sequel to come out next month. I just downloaded The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley on the kindle (library loan). Going to sit down and start on it shortly.
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Post by Madeleine » Fri August 16th, 2013, 1:09 pm

Two Evils by P J Tracy
In her Shadow by Louise Douglas
The Chessmen by Peter May
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Post by JenniferLovesRoxi » Sat August 17th, 2013, 4:31 am

Yesterday I bought these books for my Kindle:

The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo

Women in the Wall by Julia O'Faolain

The Cross and the Dragon by Kim Rendfeld

Selene of Alexandria by Faith L. Justice

Books 6-13 (minus book 12 which apparently was never released in digital format for some reason) of John Maddox Roberts' SPQR Roman Mystery Series

Nox Dormienda by Kelli Stanley

AND I'm considering buying City of Lost Angels by Liza Perrat which sounds really interesting and appears to have an insane asylum setting at some point which I have been looking for. Has anyone here read this book and if so what did you think of it?

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Post by princess garnet » Sat August 17th, 2013, 3:59 pm

The Crown Tower by Michael J. Sullivan
1st of 2 prequels to his "Riyria Revelations" series

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Post by Madeleine » Sun August 25th, 2013, 5:07 pm

Garment of Shadows by Laurie R King.
Currently reading: "The Strings of Murder" by Oscar de Muriel

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Post by Madeleine » Sun September 1st, 2013, 4:44 pm

The Shadow Collector by Kate Ellis
Shaman of Stonewylde by Kit Berry
Currently reading: "The Strings of Murder" by Oscar de Muriel

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Post by Madeleine » Mon September 2nd, 2013, 1:24 pm

The Heresy of Dr Dee by Phil Rickman
A Trail of Fire by Diana Gabaldon
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Post by Misfit » Sat September 7th, 2013, 6:57 pm

Nice haul at the UBS today.
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Post by Madeleine » Mon September 9th, 2013, 9:09 am

The Well of Lost Plots and Lost in a Good Book, both by Jasper Fforde.
Currently reading: "The Strings of Murder" by Oscar de Muriel

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Post by Lisa » Tue September 10th, 2013, 9:14 am

My copy of Plain Jane: A Novel of Jane Seymour by Laurien Gardner just arrived in the post. I did laugh when I saw the wording on the front cover: "Her face was considered forgettable. Her story is not."

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