Sarah Maine Pages: 389 Published: 2014
The book: Hetty Deveraux inherits an old mansion on an island in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides. Leaving a strained relationship behind her in London, she heads for Scotland. She plans to renovate her ancestral home. The discovery of human bones in the old house stymies her plans. It’s not clear whose remains these are, but it is clear the person did not die of natural causes. Will Hetty discover whose bones these are? What will she do with the house she inherited? And what of the relationship she left behind in London? Read more
Arturo Pérez-Reverte Pages: 295 Published:1990
The book: Julia, an art restorer, is working on a fifteenth-century painting by a Flemish master. She uncovers an unusual inscription hidden within the painting. It reads: “Who killed the knight?” The painting depicts the Duke of Flanders and his knight playing chess. It turns out the Knight was murdered. People around Julia begin to die under mysterious circumstances. Are their deaths connected to the painting she is restoring? Can she solve the 500-year-old crime? Read more
Louise Erdrich Pages: 333 Published:1984 (originally). Revised and expanded in 1993.
The book: This is the story of two families, the Kashpaws and the Lamartines. The novel follows the fortunes of different branches and generations of these families. It is mainly set on a reservation in North Dakota. Read more