A ski trip in the Austrian Alps is the stuff of dreams: dazzling white snow and mountain vistas as far as the eye can see. But when Miss Bridget Manners plans a ski holiday, it's danger and intrigue on the slopes.
The theme of brotherhood looms large in Russian literature. This murder-mystery mashed-up with a coming-of-age has vividly rendered settings in Russia and Louisiana — a gripping thriller with a bedrock of emotion.
Our heroine Tuva could break up her workday as a reporter by celebrating fika, the Swedish coffee break built around pastries and good friends. Instead, she goes tromping in the woods after a serial killer. Oh, Tuva!'
The plot points of this epic American novel can be quite sad, but the experience of reading it is a life-affirming one, mostly because our heroine Selina Peake — hardy farmer, believer in beauty — will not be daunted.
What's tastier than a twisty murder mystery set in the world of gourmet cuisine? This lighthearted cozy features an endearing found family, sunny desert scenery, vintage train cars, and lots of ice-cold bubbly.
Sure, you could read a novel that takes the Gothic tropes seriously: shadowy manor house, unexplained bumps in the night, dark-as-pitch family secrets. Or you can revel in Austen's tongue-in-cheek approach instead.
This mystery novel is the perfect entry into the works of beloved author Dick Francis: a salt-of-the-earth hero, a deliciously dastardly villain, the thrill of horse racing, a touch of romance, and grand adventure.
Get lost in the pages of this novel. You'll hear footsteps behind you on the cobblestones while a chill mist seeps under the door. Victorian London comes to life in a plot that's filled with secrets and surprises.
Ghost stories are a combination of melancholy and euphoria, vividly contrasting the joy of being alive with the grief and permanence of loss. The best ones, like 'Pine,' deliver genuine emotion along with the scares.
Edinburgh, Scotland, offers so many atmospheric sights: the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, Mary King's Close, Greyfriars Kirkyard, and lots of cobbled alleys. This fun ghost story will transport you to all of them.
This might very well be the ideal book to read in the fall. It's made for shorter days, eerie twilights, crunchy leaves, and a nip in the air — a thrilling tour of Eastern Europe, libraries, history, and legend.
Donna Tartt's 'The Secret History' may be the OG pick for fans of dark academia. But we're partial to this one. Marisha Pessl gives us a slippery heroine, indeed, in Blue van Meer, and the syllabus conceit? Genius.
As you might guess from the title, food — homemade Nigerian food — is as central to this story as the characters and the setting. There's magic and love, turmoil and triumph, salty conversation and sweet forgiveness.
This fantasy-adventure-with-heart from Silvia Moreno-Garcia has been out of print — we're thrilled about this new, updated edition. You'll be transported to gritty Mexico City with unusual, unforgettable heroes.
This novel has heart and adventure as big as the state of Alaska. Our heroine Tara is both running away and running toward an indefineable something. It seems only challenges and danger can guide her toward home.
Our sorta hero, the waiter of the title, is having a decidedly weird day. What's unsettling for him is so entertaining for us. He's accustomed to order and his authority; amusing things happen when it's all upended.
This story travels back and forth in time and place with a pleasingly dizzying effect. Set in the forests of British Columbia, modern Tokyo, and a timeless monastery, it's challenging, entertaining, and impactful.
Summer camp should be a time to make memories and lifelong friendships. But in 1978, Camp Wonder Falls was the site of a brutal murder in the woods. Now Stevie Bell is out to solve the cold case and a new murder.
This novel has all the elements of an ideal escapist read: Gothic atmosphere on a school campus, a mysterious diary, a creepy 19th-century story, possible ghosts, an intrepid detective, and an unreliable heroine. Yes.
Time travel to Dublin, Ireland, during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 in the company of three remarkable women. This is historical fiction with a page-turning plot that hinges on quiet moments and heroic feats.
Found on the southwestern tip of England, Cornwall is known for its dramatic stone cliffs, crashing surf, and hiking paths — a brilliant setting for this story of a summer holiday that's not all sugar and sunshine.
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