Historical Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Fiction

Author: William Boyd

What happens to your life when everything you thought you knew about your mother turns out to be an elaborate lie? Ruth Gilmartin discovers the strange and haunting truth about her mother, Sally, during the long hot summer of 1976…..Read More

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Any Human Heart

Every life is both ordinary and extraordinary, but Logan Mountstuart's - lived from the beginning to the end of the twentieth century - contains more than its fair share of… Continue Reading Posted in: Biographers, Biographical Historical Fiction, Historical German Fiction, Social History, Spy Stories

Ordinary Thunderstorms

One may evening in London, as a result of a chance encounter and a splitsecond decision, a young climatologist called Adam Kindred loses everything - home, job, reputation, passport, credit… Continue Reading Posted in: Contemporary British Fiction, Education & Reference

Dragon’s Teeth

Dragon's Teeth is the most celebrated novel of this Upton Sinclair series, as it won the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel in 1943.,,This book covers 1929-1934, with a special emphasis… Continue Reading Posted in: Fiction, Historical, War

A Good Man in Africa

In the small African republic of Kinjanja, British diplomat Morgan Leafy bumbles heavily through his job. His love of women, his fondness for drink, and his loathing for the country… Continue Reading Posted in: Fiction In English, Historical African Fiction, Political Fiction, Social Aspects

A Month in the Country

A damaged survivor of the First World War, Tom Birkin finds refuge in the quiet village church of Oxgodby where he is to spend the summer uncovering a huge medieval… Continue Reading Posted in: 1914 1918, Contemporary Literature & Fiction, Fiction, Medieval Conservation And Restoration, Mural Painting And Decoration, World War

Waiting for Sunrise

Vienna. 1913. It is a fine day in August when Lysander Rief, a young English actor, walks through the city to his first appointment with the eminent psychiatrist, Dr. Bensimon.… Continue Reading Posted in: British & Irish Literary Fiction, Fiction, History, Read & Listen for $14.99 or Less, Spies

An Officer and a Spy

They lied to protect their country. He told the truth to save it. A gripping historical thriller from the bestselling author of FATHERLAND.January 1895. On a freezing morning in the… Continue Reading Posted in: Fiction, Historical European Fiction, Historical Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Fiction

Brazzaville Beach

On Brazzaville Beach, on the edge of Africa, Hope Clearwater examines the complex circumstances that brought her there. Sifting the details for evidence of her own innocence or guilt, she… Continue Reading Posted in: 1952 Fiction In English. Texts, African Fiction (English), Boyd, Contemporary British Fiction, Contemporary Literary Fiction, Fiction In English 1945 Texts, William

Blue Afternoon

Los Angeles 1936. Kay Fischer, a young, ambitious architect, is shadowed by Salvador Carriscant, an enigmatic stranger claiming to be her father. Within weeks of their first meeting, Kay will… Continue Reading Posted in: English Fiction, Lawyers & Criminals Humor, Literary Satire Fiction, Man Woman Relationships

The Tailor Of Panama

It was a perfectly ordinary Friday afternoon in tropical Panama until Andrew Osnard barged into Harry Pendel’s shop asking to be measured for a suitSo begins John le Carré’s dazzling… Continue Reading Posted in: English, Intelligence Service, International Mystery & Crime, Political Thrillers & Suspense, Spies


Lorimer Black - young, good-looking, but with a somewhat troubled expression - does not understand why his world is being torn apart, though he does know that for the most… Continue Reading Posted in: Businessmen, Fiction, Humorous Stories

The Innocent

Psychological thriller set in Berlin during the Cold War, based on an actual (but little known) incident which tells of the secret tunnel under the Soviet sector which the British… Continue Reading Posted in: Historical German Fiction, Historical Thrillers, Man Woman Relationships, Spy Stories, Suspense Fiction


Mike Engleby says things that others dare not even think.When the novel opens in the 1970s, he is a university student, having survived a 'traditional' school. A man devoid of… Continue Reading Posted in: Audiobooks, Contemporary Literature & Fiction, England, Fiction

How to Kill Your Husband {and Other Handy Household Hints}

All wives sporadically want to kill their husbands - 'where there's a will, I intend to be in it' wives half joke with each other. But when Jazz Jardine is… Continue Reading Posted in: Fiction, Humor, Women's Fiction

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