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Nothing Can Hurt You – Sao Paulo – Simone Campos

  • Submitted: 16th February 2023

Sao Paulo and prostitution Lucinda has lived her whole life in the shadow of her glamorous and outgoing high-end model sister Viviana. But when Viviana suddenly disappears on a trip…

Bandit Queens set in India – Parini Shroff

  • Submitted: 13th February 2023

Bandit Queens set in India So this had a very interesting blurb - For Geeta, life as a widow is more peaceful than life as a wife...Until the other women…

Red Dirt Road set in Australia S R White

  • Submitted: 10th February 2023

Thriller set in Australia One outback town. Two puzzling murders. Fifty suspects. Now is that not a premise or is that not a premise?  BookTrail Travel to Red Dirt Road…

The Man Who Loved Dogs by Leonardo Padura.

  • Submitted: 9th February 2023

The Man Who Loved Dogs by Leonardo Padura. A lot of history in one book - Castro's Cuba, Trotsky and the Spanish Civil War. Bitter Lemon have a fine list for…

The Maiden set in Edinburgh – Kate Foster

  • Submitted: 7th February 2023

Edinburgh and The Maiden This is a remarkable story. It really happened. The author has takena real life situation and then created a fictional account of what she thinks could…

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Cold war:  a devastating Russian plot to sabotage the undersea communication cables linking the US to the UK

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