Archive for the ‘Historical Fiction’ Category

Mislabeled as a mystery, the novel recounts the antics of the citizens of Vigata, Sicily, who revolt against the Prefect sent to them by the central government in Rome in 1874. It provides a hysterical, often x-rated look at the citizens in the same village policed in his popular “Inspector Montalbano” series, although 100 years previously. Heart-warming, funny, risqué – I loved it!

Evaluation: 5 out of 5

Former member of Parliament Charles Lenox returns to his first and beloved profession, detective, by opening his own agency with three others. Disaster ensues and the agency almost goes under, until he and his friends solve a heinous crime and unravel a far-reaching criminal conspiracy.

Evaluation: 5 out of 5

The executioner of the title meets his victim and makes her a promise that takes him on an adventure and quest all over Europe. His travels, the people he meets, and the friends he makes all make for exciting reading, much like the Norse sagas of old. Mixing fact with fantasy, the author relates a rousing tale that entertains and captivates the imagination.

Evaluation: 4 out of 5