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Barker, Susan

Summary: Dark themes of colonial misconduct, racial prejudice, and doomed love resonate throughout this novel, yet it is infused with characteristic humor and warmth. It opens in Malaysia during the 1950s Communist insurrection when a young Englishman, Christopher, falls in love with a Chinese girl. The book then moves to 1969 where Frances, Christopher's Eurasian teenage daughter, is seduced by a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Black Swan 2009

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAR

Rendell, Ruth

Summary: Walking to the shops one day in London's Notting Hill, fifty-year-old Eugene Wren discovers an envelope on the street bulging with cash. A man plagued by a shameful addiction, Wren hatches a plan to find the money's rightful owner. Instead of going to the police, or taking the cash for himself, he prints a notice and posts it around Portobello Road. This ill-conceived act creates a chain of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC REN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Rendell 2010

James, Bill

Summary: When a journalist is murdered for digging too deeply into the affairs of drug kingpin Adrian Pelotte, Detective Chief Superintendent Esther Davidson comes under pressure to find the killer quickly and prevent a drug war between Pelotte and his rivals.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Severn House 2009

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC JAM

George, Elizabeth

Summary: In North Kensington three orphaned mixed-race children are bounced from one home to another. The middle child Joel takes care of the youngest, Toby, who isn't quite right. When a local gang threatens Toby, Joel makes a pact with the devil that ends in the murder of Thomas Lynley's wife.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperLargePrint 2006

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Stacks, Call number: LP MYS GEO

Boyd, William

Summary: Adam Kindred is in London for a job interview and looking at a bright future. Then he has a chance meeting in a restaurant that results in a series of actions that cost him, his family, his money, his very identity. Utterly alone, Adam joins London's underground society of dispossessed and tries to figure out what happened to his life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BOY

Farooki, Roopa.

Summary: Abandoning her privileged life in England and husband of less than a year, Aruna Ahmed returns to her native Singapore, where she remembers the death of her father, her failed relationship with her best friend, and a complicated psychological diagnosis she has tried to ignore.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FAR

Ellis, Janet

Summary: In the wake of the death of her infant brother in eighteenth-century London, nineteen-year-old Anne Jaccob is determined to marry a butcher's apprentice, no matter what her ailing mother and uncaring father think.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: DVD FIC ELL

Ellis, Janet.

Summary: In the wake of the death of her infant brother in eighteenth-century London, nineteen-year-old Anne Jaccob is determined to marry a butcher's apprentice, no matter what her ailing mother and uncaring father think.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ELL

Perry, Anne.

Summary: Just before the Christmas holiday, distinguished London mathematician Henry Rathbone comes to the aid of an old friend whose son Lucien has gone missing. Enlisting the aid of Squeaky Robinson and Crow, Henry soon discovers that Lucien may be involved with a murdered prostitute and a major drugs dealer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PER

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Perry 2010

Foulds, Adam

Summary: It's 1837, and poet John Clare has been put in a mental institution outside London called High Beach. Soon another writer arrives on the scene-- one Alfred, Lord Tennyson-- and their lives become entwined with High Beach's strange owner.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2010

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC FOU

Meissner, Susan

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: "Present day, Oxford, England. Young American scholar Kendra Van Zant, eager to pursue her vision of a perfect life, interviews Isabel McFarland just when the elderly woman is ready to give up secrets about the war that she has kept for decades--beginning with who she really is. What Kendra receives from Isabel is both a gift and a burden--one that will test her convictions and her heart"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New American Library 2015

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1 available in Adult, Call number: P MEI

Foulds, Adam

Summary: In 1837, after years of struggling with alcoholism, critical neglect, and depression, John Clare finds himself in High Beach--a mental institution located in Epping Forest on the outskirts of London. At the same time, another poet, the young Alfred Tennyson, moves nearby and becomes entangled in the catastrophic schemes of the asylum's owner, the peculiar, charismatic Dr. Matthew Allen, as well...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Foulds 2010

Dickens, Charles

Summary: Bleak House, Dickens's most daring experiment in the narration of a complex plot, challenges the reader to make connections - between the fashionable and the outcast, the beautiful and the ugly, the powerful and the victims. Nowhere in Dickens's later novels is his attack on an uncaring society more imaginatively embodied, but nowhere either is the mixture of comedy and angry satire more deftly...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2011

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Levy, Andrea

Summary: "Hortense Joseph arrives in London from Jamaica in 1948 with her life in her suitcase, her heart broken, her resolve intact. Her husband, Gilbert Joseph, returns from the war expecting to be recieved as a hero, but finds his status as a black man in Britain to be second class. His white landlady, Queenie, raised as a farmers daughter, befriends Gilbert, and later Hortense, with innocence and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Picador 2005

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Williams, Kate

Summary: "Alive with rich characters and evoking love, loss, and one woman's surprising strength during the tumult of the 1920s and 30s, the new novel in the "Storms of War" trilogy brings this acclaimed series to a dramatic conclusion"--Publisher's website.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WIL

Perry, Anne.

Summary: Though Monk is witness to the terrible bombing of an afternoon pleasure boat on the river that leaves 200 people dead, much to his dismay the case is taken from his hands and given over to the commissioner of police. An Egyptian man is quickly caught, tried, and sentenced to death--and then just as swiftly murdered in prison. When evidence surfaces that proves the dead man innocent, the case is...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2014

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2 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC PER

Raybourn, Deanna.

Summary: "These ominous words, slashed from the pages of a book of Psalms, are the last threat that the darling of London society, Sir Edward Grey, receives from his killer. Before he can show them to Nicholas Brisbane, the private inquiry agent he has retained for his protection, Sir Edward collapses and dies at his London home, in the presence of his wife, Julia, and a roomful of dinner guests. ...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mira 2007

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Hall, Patricia

Summary: When a West Indian immigrant, Nelson Mackintosh, is arrested for the murder of a prostitute, and simmering racial tensions reach breaking point, Kate O'Donnell seeks to track down the real killer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Créme de la Crime 2012

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAL

Perry, Anne.

Summary: "Though Monk is witness to the terrible bombing of an afternoon pleasure boat on the river that leaves 200 people dead, much to his dismay the case is taken from his hands and given over to the commissioner of police. An Egyptian man is quickly caught, tried, and sentenced to death--and then just as swiftly murdered in prison. When evidence surfaces that proves the dead man innocent, the case...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PER

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC PER

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Perry 2014

Peacock, Caro.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Creme De La Crime 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PEA

Lanchester, John.

Summary: Residents of Pepys Road in London receive odd, anonymous postcards demanding "We Want What You Have" during the financial meltdown of 2008.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton & Company 2012

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LAN

Peacock, Caro.

Summary: London, 1840. Private investigator Liberty faces a conundrum when her younger brother Tom, an East India Company employee, is unexpectedly summoned to London to give evidence at an official enquiry into the murder of a wealthy merchant.s assistant, found with his throat cut en route to Bombay.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Creme de la Crime 2012

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PEA

Toboso, Yana

Summary: Earl Phantomhive and his butler, Sebastian, are called to action by Queen Victoria after a number of her citizens become the victims of some bizarre attacks, but the clues lead them straight to a Indian prince, who appears to have a remarkable butler of his own, and a new rivalry begins.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yen 2011

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 741.5 BLA