I read Elizabeth Kostova’s novel in one sitting and the only thing that I really liked about it was the classical depiction of ONE painting and the explanations surrounding it. The Swan Thieves is a story of obsession, history’s losses, and the power of art to preserve human hope. Psychiatrist Andrew Marlowe, devoted to hisContinue reading “Elizabeth Kostova – The Swan Thieves Book Review”
I had a story, a true story, a story of haunting and evil, fear and confusion, horror and tragedy. But it was not a story to be told for casual entertainment, around the fireside upon Christmas Eve. The story begins with Arthur Kipps, a retired solicitor who formerly worked for Mr. Bentley. One night heContinue reading “The Woman in Black – Susan Hill Book Review”
In three mysteries set in the late 19th and early 20th centuries—an era full of misconceptions about “the fairer sex”—women of action match wits with philandering villains, escaped cons and dodgy doctors. Dickensian in its scope and characters, The Secrets of Wishtide brings nineteenth century society vividly to life and illuminates the effect of Victorian morality on women’sContinue reading “Kate Saunders – The Secrets of Wishtide”
When a human skull is dug up in a garden near Boston, Dr Maura Isles is called in to investigate. She quickly discovers that the skeleton – that of a young woman – has been buried for over a hundred years. But who was the woman? And how did she die?