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The Night Ship set in Batavia – Jess Kidd

  • Submitted: 26th August 2022

The Night Ship to Batavia Based on a real-life event, an epic historical novel from the award-winning author of Things in Jars that illuminates the lives of two characters: a…

Lady Joker set in Japan by Kaoru Takamura

  • Submitted: 25th August 2022

Lady Joker set in Japan by Kaoru Takamura Lady Joker Vol 1 set in JAPAN by Kaoru Takamura, translated by Allison Markin Powell and Marie Iide, John Murray Press   …

The Stoning set in Australia – Peter Papathanasiou

  • Submitted: 23rd August 2022

The Stoning - Outback Noir Getting cold where you are?  Let's head to Australia to the setting of The Stoning.  A terrible crime takes place in a small town in…

The Skeleton Key set in London – Erin Kelly

  • Submitted: 22nd August 2022

Skeleton Keys and Literary treasure hunts Fifty years ago, her father wrote The Golden Bones. Part picture book, part treasure hunt, Sir Frank Churcher created a fairy story about Elinore, a murdered…

Book set on Rathlin Island with Diane Jeffrey

  • Submitted: 18th August 2022

Rathlin Island and Causeway Cottage A couple move to a lovely island cottage. They've escaped London, they are closer to family. However, they were not prepared for what the cottage…

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