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The magic of a locked room mystery

  • Submitted: 9th February 2021

#BookTrailLiterarySettings There are many books on TheBookTrail that take you far and wide, whether you can travel in the real world or not. Literary travel is, after all, the only…

Novel set in Uganda – Kololo Hill by Neema Shah

  • Submitted: 7th February 2021

Ugandan intrigue on Kololo Hill This novel is set during Idi Amin's Ugandan Asian expulsion of 1972. That's quite the setting. quite the premise. Given the importance and nod to…

Novel set in California – Inga Vesper

  • Submitted: 3rd February 2021

Enjoy a long long afternoon in Sunnylakes, California Get ready to travel back in time. It's the summer of 1959, and the well-trimmed lawns of Sunnylakes, California, wilt under the…

Nordic Noir set in Oslo – Smokescreen Enger and Horst

  • Submitted: 31st January 2021

Oslo's smokescreen There's a duo in Nordic crime writing that you really should get to know if you haven't already. The kings of Nordic Noir are  Jørn Lier Horst  and…

Gothic mystery set in Bath

  • Submitted: 24th January 2021

The Shape of Darkness by Laura Purcell A struggling silhouette artist in Victorian Bath seeks out a renowned child spirit medium in order to speak to the dead - and…

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