2004 alternate-history science fiction war story. In the near future,
an American-led multinational naval force is approaching an Indonesia
turned muslim-fundamentalist, when it finds itself hurled through time
to 1942, just before the Battle of Midway.
2016 historical espionage, adaptation of a novel series, 12 episodes:
the years just before the Second World War, a maverick Japanese
spymaster establishes a new intelligence agency.
1994 historical detection, sixth in Greenwood's Phryne Fisher series
(1920s flapper detective in Australia). Phryne goes undercover in a
circus to try to find out who's sabotaging it; and a performer who's
moved on from it is accused of murder.
1993 historical detection, fifth in Greenwood's Phryne Fisher series
(1920s flapper detective in Australia). During a dance competition at
the Green Mill, a figure slumps to the ground. Was he the target of
his attacker – or was it Phryne? And why has her partner for the
1992 historical detection, fourth in Greenwood's Phryne Fisher
series (1920s flapper detective in Australia). As Phryne is driving
home one night, someone shoots out her windscreen. As the gunfight
moves on, she gets out of the car to find an injured young man, who
dies in her arms.
1991 historical detection, third in Greenwood's Phryne Fisher series
(1920s flapper detective in Australia). Everyone in one of the
carriages on the overnight train to Ballarat is chloroformed; Phryne
retains just enough consciousness to shoot out the window and let in
some air. When everyone recovers, it's found that an elderly passenger
has vanished. But why?
1990 historical detection, second in Greenwood's Phryne Fisher
series (1920s flapper detective in Australia). Phryne takes on the
case of a son whose mother is worried he'll murder his father, and
then the father is indeed murdered; and she tracks down a kidnapped
1989 historical detection, first in Greenwood's Phryne Fisher series
(1920s flapper detective in Australia). Intelligent, beautiful, rich,
and bored, the Hon. Phryne Fisher travels to Australia in order to
find out whether John Andrews is poisoning his wife, her clients'
2003 historical detection, thirteenth in Greenwood's Phryne Fisher
series (1920s flapper detective in Australia). Phryne investigates a
mummified corpse found in a carnival attraction.
2002 historical detection, twelfth in Greenwood's Phryne Fisher
series (1920s flapper detective in Australia). Phryne looks into
trouble at a French restaurant, the disappearance of a young woman,
and the murder of old soldiers.
2001 historical detection, eleventh in Greenwood's Phryne Fisher
series (1920s flapper detective in Australia). Miss Lavender, an
author and illustrator of overly-twee fairy stories, has died after
receiving threatening letters. Phryne is called in by the police as
someone who might be able to spot something amiss in the sea of
cuteness that is Miss Lavender's home, and finds rather more motives
than anyone could reasonably have expected.
2012 historical detection, fourth in Dean's Dido Kent series. Dido
is forced to act as companion to her elderly and wealthy aunt, but the
house they visit has its own problems: a young lady has disappeared,
perhaps to Gretna Green, but her guardian is curiously unconcerned
2010 historical detection, third in Dean's Dido Kent series. On a
visit to a supposedly-haunted ruined abbey, a young lady slips and
falls, saying in her delirium only "I saw her – it was her". Was it
the Grey Nun of legend?
1999 historical detection. Tenth in Greenwood's Phryne Fisher series
(1920s flapper detective in Australia). Phryne is in Sydney, nominally
to watch a cricket match, at the request of two university students,
whose friend has been accused of stealing exam-papers: an obvious
setup. But it seems that there's more to it than that.
2009 historical detection, second in Dean's Dido Kent series. Rich
invalid Mrs Lansdale has died, of an overdose of laudanum. Her nephew
stands to inherit. But did he do it?
2008 historical detection, first in Dean's Dido Kent series. In 1805
at Richard Montague's engagement party, he suddenly puts off his
fiancée Catherine and leaves for parts unknown. And a woman's body is
found in the shrubbery. Catherine's spinster aunt Dido tries to clear
up the mystery. US vt Bellfield Hall.
1997 historical detection. Ninth in Greenwood's Phryne Fisher series
(1920s flapper detective in Australia). A man drops dead of
strychnine poisoning in a bookshop; the owner's the obvious suspect.
But Phryne is unconvinced.
2009 historical mystery. In Boston in 1773, Abigail Adams (wife of
lawyer and future president John Quincy Adams) tries to solve the
murder of one woman and the disappearance of another.
1910; melodrama. In the middle of the 17th century, Claudia Particelli
is mistress to the Cardinal (Prince-Bishop) of Trento, and everybody
will come to a Bad End.
Eighth in Greenwood's Phryne Fisher series (1920s flapper detective in
Australia); a homage to the novels of Agatha Christie.
In the late 1850s, Ellen Paget is employed as a governess in Paris.
In September 1944, then-Brigadier John Hackett commanded the 4th
Parachute Brigade during Operation Market Garden. He was wounded at
Arnhem and captured, and spent several months hiding with members of
the Dutch underground.
In 1945, Britain had a large and often hastily-constructed fleet which
was clearly close to obsolete, and very little money with which to
update it. This is the story of what happened next.
Anthology from 1998 of alternate histories based on different
decisions by military leaders; edited by Harry Turtledove, Roland
Green and Martin H. Greenberg.
Seventh in Greenwood's Phryne Fisher series.
This is the story of the well-known deception operation in the Second
World War: dropping a dead fake courier into the sea near Spain, in
the hope that his deceptive paperwork would be taken seriously by the
Germans and misdirect them as to the location of Allied landings in
The ninth and so far final book in Lackey's Elemental Masters
series. This time our heroine is a circus acrobat fleeing from an
The eighth book (or, if you believe the publisher, seventh) in
Lackey's Elemental Masters series. This time our heroine is a Welsh
fisherman's daughter, and as one might expect from the title and that
set-up the main supernatural beings are "selch", a variant of selkies.
I picked up this collection of novellas for the Robb story, as I was
clearly intended to. All the stories here are loosely based on, or
more properly inspired by, fairy stories (something of a coincidence
given the Elemental Masters series I've also been reading).
The seventh book (or, if you believe the publisher, sixth) in Lackey's
Elemental Masters series; for a change, it's not just more of the