I love Bernard Cornwell’s work, mostly the Richard Sharpe series, the Grail Quest series and the Warlord series but here comes a wonderful standalone book, The Gallows Thief. It is set in Georgian England, about 1815, when hanging judges kept the gallows filled. The penalty for almost all crimes, including petty theft, was hanging or transportation to one of the Crown’s colonies. The book opens with a gruesome hanging at Newgate prison
During our August meeting we finished discussing Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon. During our September meeting we will be discussing Breath of Snow and Ashes, in the continuing saga of Jamie and Clare Fraser. We will meet on Monday, September 12 at 6:00 pm in the McIntyre Room. If you are a fan of Clare and Jamie's, join us. If you are an ardent Jane Austen fan, join us as well. We never tire of discussing our favorite author and her seminal works.
Scalzi has borrowed a universe from another writer, H.
Murder by Mocha is the 10th in the Coffeehouse Mystery series by Cleo Coyle. It’s set in the Village Blend, a landmark Greenwich Village coffee house. Clare Cosi manages the Blend, roasting and blending the various beans that go into their signature brews.