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The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny
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Kings of the Hellenes by John Van der Kiste
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Kings of the Hellenes by John Van der Kiste
Kings of the Hellenes
by John Van der Kiste
read in January, 2016
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This is an extremely well-written and enjoyable study of the Greek kings of the Glucksburg line descending from Danish King Christian IX (1863-1906). King George I (1863-1913), Constantine I, Alexander I, George II, Paul and Constantine II ruled from ...more
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A Family of Kings by Theo Aronson
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An interesting, well written history of the large and influential family raised by King Christian IX of Denmark (1863-1906) and his remarkable, brilliant wife, Queen Louise. This is a relatively easy and enjoyable historical study based upon already ...more
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Home by Nightfall by Charles Finch
Home by Nightfall (Charles Lenox Mysteries, #9)
by Charles Finch (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2015
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Lenox departs from his London scene, detective business and loving wife and daughter to visit his elder brother, the Baronet, on the family estate where they grew up. Sir Edmund is mourning the recent death of his wife and Charles helps to ease the p ...more
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Rogue Lawyer by Book*Sense
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Sebastian Rudd is a defense attorney who fights tirelessly and brilliantly for his poor, outcast clients. A "man's man" who is an active fight fan and investor in fighters, he's not above bringing his 7 year old son to a cage match and cheering on th ...more
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Long Upon the Land by Margaret Maron
Long Upon the Land (Deborah Knott Mysteries, #20)
by Margaret Maron (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2015
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One of the best Deborah Knott mysteries set in North Carolina, this one takes the reader back to the 1940s and the history surrounding the courtship and marriage of Judge Knott's 90+ year old father and her deceased mother. This family connection is ...more
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The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny
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This Chief Inspector Gamache novel features the accidental discovery by a young boy of a huge gun hidden underground and two vicious murders that bring the Chief Inspector's old team back out to Three Pines to investigate. Espionage, weapons of mass ...more
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Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty
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Unlike many dry, unreadable books by serious scholars, this one is actually accessible to the average reader and extremely interesting on many levels. If you have ever been intrigued by questions about the average incomes around the world or how such ...more
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Doomsday 1917 by Douglas Brown
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Douglas Brown presented (1975) a concise, but fairly detailed and well-documented account of the sequence of events that led to the overthrow of the Czarist government in 1917 and the utter destruction of the ruling classes that had governed Russia f ...more
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