Barely A Crime (novel)

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  1. The Flying Inn

    June 28, 2017 5:52 am 2 Comments

    The beloved G.K. Chesterton presents a well-crafted and joyous work of political fantasy about a small group of rebels who rail against the government’s attempt to impose prohibition in England. Humphrey Pump, a pub owner, accompanied by Captain Patrick Dalroy, a flamboyant giant with a tendency to burst into song,… Read more »

    Tags: adventure England Europe G.K. Chesterton humor politics

  2. The Sleeping Witness

    February 15, 2017 12:32 am 2 Comments

    In this unusual murder mystery, the tranquility of Saint Mary’s Abbey is shattered by the discovery of a gruesome crime in a cottage on the abbey grounds. A foreign artist and war hero seeking refuge from the world has been murdered. Marie Paige, the frail, sickly wife of the village… Read more »

    Tags: detective fiction ebooks England Europe monks mystery religion

  3. General Escobar’s War

    November 15, 2016 2:01 am Leave a Comment

    “The best Spanish novel about the Spanish Civil War.” — Álvaro Mutis, Author, The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll, winner of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature Winner of Spain’s prestigious Planeta Prize for fiction, this historical novel takes the form of an imagined diary by General Antonio Escobar, the… Read more »

    Tags: Europe historical fiction history Spanish Civil War war

  4. Barely a Crime

    March 7, 2016 6:29 pm 2 Comments

    In this gripping thriller, two men from the Northern Irish underworld are recruited by an enigmatic stranger for a shadowy operation. Promising to make them very rich without involving them in theft or murder, the job seems too good to be true; in fact, it seems to be barely a… Read more »

    Tags: Europe Ireland mystery thriller

  5. We'll Never Tell Them

    We’ll Never Tell Them

    July 28, 2015 8:13 pm 1 Comment

    Kristjana, a nurse in England, flees twenty-first-century London in order to avoid a decision about her future. While attending a dying man in a Jerusalem hospital, she escapes into another woman’s past and discovers there the courage to embrace her own destiny. Through his vivid storytelling, Kristjana’s cancer patient, Leo… Read more »

    Tags: ebooks England Europe history romance World War I

  6. The Wife of Pilate

    March 5, 2015 1:23 am Leave a Comment

    These three novellas from the acclaimed German writer Gertrud von le Fort, newly translated for the first time into English for this volume, are from her later works of historical fiction, in which she displays her mastery as a dramatist of ideas. The Wife of Pilate imagines the slow, arduous… Read more »

    Tags: Europe historical fiction history saints science

  7. Rose Trabbic

    I recently read a novel by an author I knew nothing about: Shadows and Images by Meriol Trevor. Meriol Trevor lived from 1919–2000. She was educated at St. Hugh’s College in Oxford. It turns out that she was one of the most prolific Catholic writers of the twentieth century, writing… Read more »

    Tags: Europe historical fiction Jane Austen John Henry Newman Louis de Wohl love Meriol Trevor Oxford Movement Regency novels

  8. Dorothy Cummings McLean

    Lost To Translation

    May 28, 2014 7:29 am 1 Comment

    I have been absent from this site because I have not had a chance to read a Catholic novel in quite a while. I spent early May travelling about in Poland, and now I am in the middle of translating a speech I gave there into Polish. Fortunately a Polish… Read more »

    Tags: anti-Catholicism Catholic literature Europe novels poetry Poland translation

  9. Dorothy Cummings McLean

    The Travel Novel

    April 26, 2014 7:52 am Leave a Comment

    I am leaving for Cracow (Kraków) in a few hours, the better to celebrate the canonizations of Blessed John Paul II and the other guy. No disrespect to Blessed John XXIII, but in Poland he is most definitely second banana to the great Jan Paweł Drugi. Polish street vendors still… Read more »

    Tags: Catholic literature England Europe Evelyn Waugh Poland recommendations

  10. The Leaves Are Falling

    March 24, 2014 6:45 pm Leave a Comment

    An octogenarian bookseller living alone in London has found a description of his father, as a young doctor in 1920s Breslau, in a story about Weimar Germany. Perhaps his own story might be worth telling? In 1945, as a sixteen-year-old boy rescued from the ruins of Europe, he arrives at… Read more »

    Tags: Europe historical fiction history literature novels war World War II