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The Historian (by Elizabeth Kostova)

Sphere (06 Feb, 2006)

Based on the legend of Vlad the Impaler, this is the story of a young girl who discovers an ancient and disturbing book in her father's library, one which will lead to terrible loss and tragedy, as well as uncovering Dracula's resting place.

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The End of Mr. Y (by Scarlett Thomas)

Canongate Books Ltd (12 Jun, 2008)

Ariel Manto has a fascination with a 19th century scientist by the name of Thomas Lumas. His rarest work, 'The End of Mr. Y', was written before his disappearance, and the same fate seems to have befallen all the book's few readers ever since. When Ariel uncovers a copy in a second-hand bookshop, she is launched into an adventure.

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The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox (by Maggie O'Farrell)

Headline Review (17 May, 2007)

Set between the 1930s and the present, Maggie O'Farrell's novel is the story of Esme, a woman edited out of her family's history, and of the secrets that come to light when, 60 years later, she is released from care, and a young woman, Iris, discovers the great aunt she never knew she had.

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Strange Histories: The Trial of the Pig, the Walking Dead and Other Matters of Fact from the Medieva (by Darren Oldridge)

Routledge (17 Nov, 2006)

Strange Histories presents a serious account of some of the most extraordinary occurrences of European and North American history and explains how they made sense to people living at the time. From grisly anecdotes about ghosts, to stories of witches and werevolves, the book uses case studies from the Middle Ages and the early modern period and provides fascinating insights into the world-view of a vani ...

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The Riddle of the Traveling Skull (by Harry Stephen Keeler)

McSweeney's Books (30 Dec, 2005)

“I knew full well when the Chinaman stopped me in the street and coolly asked me for a light for his cigarette, that a light for his cigarette was the last thing in the world that he really wanted!” So begins one of the most stupefyingly convoluted web­work mysteries ever devised by the arcane mind of Harry Stephen Keeler. Many Keeler stories have a skull in them but in this one the skull ha ...

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A Shilling For Candles (by Josephine Tey)

Arrow (06 Jun, 2002)

The body of a beautiful young film actress is found at the foot of a sea cliff. The area is notorious for suicides but the hardened coastguard has his suspicions, and the discovery becomes another test for the sleuthing skills of Inspector Alan Grant.

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The Complaints (by Ian Rankin)

Orion (05 Aug, 2010)

'Mustn't complain' - but people always do...Nobody likes The Complaints - they're the cops who investigate other cops. Complaints and Conduct Department, to give them their full title, but known colloquially as 'The Dark Side', or simply 'The Complaints'. It's where Malcolm Fox works. He's just had a result, and should be feeling good about himself. But he's a man with problems of his own. He has an increas ...

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A Dangerous Vine (by Barbara Ewing)

Virago Press Ltd (07 Sep, 2000)

Set in New Zealand during the 1950s, A Dangerous Vine is a dark novel of buried secrets whose central character, Margaret-Rose Bennett, is searching for life and its meaning whilst rejecting her formal English upbringing.

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Under the Eagle (by Simon Scarrow)

Headline (07 Aug, 2008)

It is 43 AD and Centurion Lucius Cornelius Macro is based in Germany with the Second Legion. Macro is prepared to lead his men against any foe, but is shocked to discover that his next campaign will take him to Britain, a land of barbarity.

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Corsair (by Tim Severin)

Macmillan (01 Jun, 2007)

1677, on a late summer's evening, two ships lurk off the coast of southwest Ireland. They are Barbary corsairs from North Africa, slave catchers. As soon as it is dark, their landing parties row ashore to raid a small fishing village - on the hunt for fresh prey... In the village, seventeen-year-old Hector Lynch wakes to the sound of a pistol shot. Moments later, he and his sister Elizabeth are taken prison ...

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The Willow Girls (by Pamela Evans)

Headline (02 Feb, 1995)

Tilly and her daughter Nina have managed the Willow pub throughout the war. But when the war is over they find themselves faced with new problems, not least of which is Baz Paxton, whose ambitions extend beyond the pub. Nina falls for his charms, but there's heartbreak ahead when she discovers she is pregnant with Baz's child...

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The Book of Tomorrow (by Cecelia Ahern)

Harper (02 Sep, 2010)

Tamara Goodwin always had everything she wanted. Why would she ever give a thought to tomorrow? But suddenly life takes a difficult turn, and Tamara faces the hard decision to swap her glamorous town living for life in the country. However, Tamara is soon lonely and longing for her old life. Then a travelling library arrives in the village, bringing with it a mysterious leather-bound book locked with ...

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