The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon

A record-setting heat wave in England in 1976 sets all the neighbors’ nerves on end. Gracie and Tilly, ten year olds who lives on The Avenue, watch the adults, closely following their reactions to the disappearance of Mrs. Creasy  from Number Eight. Mrs. Creasy was well-liked; everyone told her their secrets.  Now the neighbors are […]


The Minimalist Home by Joshua Becker

The Minimalist Home by Joshua Becker

Joshua Becker’s book really made a difference to me; after reading it, I started to work on my home. The difference between this book and all the others is that this book does NOT assume a decluttered home is the goal. The freedom to pursue your life’s mission is the goal and the cluttered home […]



Transcription by Kate Atkinson

Transcription by Kate Atkinson

When you are part of a covert MI5 operation to flush out British pro-German Fifth Columnists in 1940 in England, you may often ask (to yourself, of course) who can you trust. Clever but naive 18-year old Juliet Armstrong is recruited to transcribe recorded conversations between an MI5 agent posing as a Nazi liaison and […]


The Indian Doctor Series 1

The Indian Doctor Series 1

It’s 1963 and the small Welsh mining town of Trefelin doesn’t quite know what to make of the new Indian doctor and his glamorous wife just arrived from Delhi. Besides being a foreigner and therefore a suspicious character, Dr. Prem Sharma has some new fangled ideas on how to treat the populace of his new […]


Modus

Modus

Stockholm Police Detective Inger Johanne, a psychologist who specializes in criminal profiling, is called upon to work with fellow detective Ingvar Nymann to apprehend a serial killer after a number of shocking murders are discovered. As Inger closes in on the killer and uncovers a ruthless international organization behind the crimes, the killer targets her […]


The Last Hours by Minette Walters

The Last Hours by Minette Walters

The Last Hours (Black Death #1) is great British mystery writer, Minette Walters’, first historical fiction and it is amazing! Both painstaking historical research and terrific character development make this book really special. The Black Death enters England from a ship docked at a port in Dorsetshire in June 1348. The countryside is emptied by […]


Love is Blind by William Boyd

Love is Blind by William Boyd

For a book about love, passion, hate and jealousy, Boyd’s prose is curiously cool and his main character, one of Europe’s finest piano tuners of the late 1800s, Brodie Moncur, isn’t a completely likable hero. Brodie works for John Kilbarron, a brilliant, egotistical concert pianist whose time in the limelight is ending. Brodie has fallen helplessly […]


The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley

Why are so many fantasy and science fiction novels set in Victorian England? Could it be that there were so many changes to the society brought about by new science and technical discoveries?  Nathaniel Steepleton is a telegraphist for the British government. His home is a tiny room where, one day when he awakens, there […]


The Good Karma Hospital — Series 1 and 2

The Good Karma Hospital — Series 1 and 2

Dr. Ruby Walker (Amrita Acharia, Game of Thrones) of London is of Indian descent, but she’s never been to India. After being dumped by her fiance, she impulsively signs on as a resident in an urban Indian hospital and clinic. Underfunded and overcrowded, with an overworked but dedicated staff, the hospital is a colorful stew […]