Play the Red Queen by Juris Jurjevics

Mystery
Play the Red Queen by Juris Jurjevics wartime crime novel

This posthumous publication is Jurjevics’ third novel. The co-founder of Soho Press died in 2018 from the long term effects of Agent Orange on his heart. Like so many other Vietnam veterans, Jurjevics’ experiences of that war stayed with him for the rest of his life and they informed his writing.

By October 1963, the Vietnam War had already been going for eight...

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An Accidental Corpse by Helen A Harrison

An Accidental Corpse by Helen A Harrison front cover

On the night of 11 August 1956, less than a mile from his home in East Hampton, artist Jackson Pollock crashed his green, convertible Oldsmobile 88 into a tree. The 44-year-old Pollock and a female passenger were killed instantly. Ruth Kligman, Pollock’s mistress, survived the accident...

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Tell Me How it Ends by VB Grey

Tell Me How It Ends by VB Grey front cover

England in the early 1950s must have been a pretty grey and dismal place to live. The country was still recovering from World War II, and rationing didn’t end until 1954. No wonder, then, that the 1960s were ‘swinging’ as a new sense of freedom swept the land.

In the centre of that maelstrom of colour, pop music and snazzy fashions is Delia Maxwell...

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Copy Boy by Shelley Blanton-Stroud

Welcome to San Francisco in the 1930s. In the midst of the Great Depression it’s seen as a place of opportunity, and Jane Hopper is determined to grasp whatever chance comes her way and hold onto it, tight. Prepare to be drawn into the decidedly different Copy Boy, written by an author who has been described as ‘Raymond Chandler for feminists’.

There’s more tha...

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