Purchased by infamous gourmet Marcus Gavius Apicius during the 26th year of Augustus Caesar's reign, young chef Thrasius, whom Marcus believes is his key to serving as culinary advisor to Caesar, finds a family in his new household until Apicius' reckless disregard for anyone who stands in his way takes a dangerous turn.
At the end of World War II, Marianne von Lingenfels offers shelter to two widows of fallen resistance fighters and their children in a formerly majestic Bavarian castle that was once host to German aristocrats.
Going undercover to infiltrate the seedy side of Chicago, first female Pinkerton detective Kate Warnes assumes a range of sophisticated identities to track down evildoers and bring them to justice. By the best-selling author of The Magician's Lie.
When his family's treasure, a small Rembrandt portrait of Christ that disappeared 70 years earlier, reappears in an auction house in London, the son of Cuban refugees hires a down-on-his-luck private detective and together they navigate a web of deception and violence in the morally complex city of Havana to find the truth.
In Africa, when the colonial town of Essenwald falls into disarray after the timber workforce disappears into the Vorrh, a team of specialists—led by Ishamel, the former cyclops—discover that the forest has plans for them, while a child of mixed race with powers beyond her own understanding is found abandoned in a remote cottage.
With the epic fall of the House of Borgia looming, Lucrezia sets out to marry again for the benefit of the family, while Cesare plots to consolidate his power, as Niccoláo Machiavelli manipulates the affairs of state to his own ends.
Entering the U.S. army after fleeing the Great Famine in Ireland, 17-year-old Thomas McNulty and his brother-in-arms, John Cole, experience the harrowing realities of the Indian wars and the American Civil War between the Wyoming plains and Tennessee. By the award-winning author of The Secret Scripture.
A long-awaited first novel by the National Book Award-nominated, New York Times best-selling author of Tenth of December traces a night of solitary mourning and reflection as experienced by the 16th President after the death of his 11-year-old son at the dawn of the Civil War.
A tale inspired by the true experiences of the author's grandfather, J. R. R. Tolkien, during World War I traces how an impoverished youth endures the loss of his mother and brutality in a Scarsdale mining community before falling in love, winning a scholarship to Oxford and seeing everything he longs for threatened by World War I.
Sealed inside a glass enclosure designed as a prototype for a possible off-earth colony, eight Terranauts in the 1990s Arizona desert test their skills in five biome environments that they must protect from skeptics who would sabotage the mission.
When Victorian London is struck by a trio of unexpected deaths and suspicion falls on her sister and her father, Charlotte Holmes is desperate to find the true culprits and clear the family name.
Determined to track down a notorious con man who his famous detective father never brought to justice, William Pinkerton forges an unlikely bond with Adam Foole, a man with a secret past whose lost love is tied to the criminal Pinkerton seeks.
In the half a square mile of decay and demolition that was England's Saxon capital, eternity is loitering between the firetrap housing projects. Through the labyrinthine streets and pages of Jerusalem tread ghosts that sing of wealth and poverty; of Africa, and hymns, and our threadbare millennium. They discuss English as a visionary language from John Bunyan to James Joyce, hold forth on the illusion of mortality post-Einstein, and insist upon the meanest slum as William Blake's eternal holy city. Fierce in its imagining and stupefying in its scope, Alan Moore's epic novel, Jerusalem, is the tale of Everything, told from a vanished gutter.