Category: book review

Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant

I recently finished reading Sarah Dunant‘s latest novel entitled Sacred Hearts. Ms. Dunant is the author of eight other novels and three works of non-fiction. Of the novels, I have read four now: Sacred Hearts, In the Company of the Courtesan, Mapping the Edge, and The Birth of Venus. In the Company of the Courtesan…

Bridge of Sighs

A very good book I just finished reading over the weekend was Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo. Russo is a recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for writing Empire Falls. I had never read anything of Russo’s before reading Bridge of Sighs. Before traveling to Venice a few years ago, all “Bridge of Sighs” meant…

Cavalcade by Walter Satterthwait

Cavalcade is Walter Satterthwait‘s third mystery featuring the two Pinkerton detectives, Phil Beaumont and Jane Turner, following Escapade and Masquerade. With the Paris case solved, Phil and Jane head to Germany in 1923. Why Germany? It seems someone took a pot shot at a rising politician, Adolf Hitler, when he was in Berlin for a…