The Quality of Mercy successfully combines mystery, gritty historical realism and escapism.
At the Feet of Mothers is an unusual and moving story about family dynamics, identity and the kindness of strangers.
Dead Woman Scorned adds an interesting backstory and exciting new elements to The Patience of a Dead Man.
Anyone for Edmund is a pin-sharp satire that highlights how history is continually rewritten, re-evaluated, and used to varying ends.
The Stray Cats of Homs is a shocking, moving and unforgettable account of an ordinary young man's experiences of the war in Syria.
The Many Lives of Heloise Starchild is a wonderful, inventive adventure that takes the reader from late eighteenth-century France to mid twenty-first century Britain and beyond.
The Whispering House has some elements that I really liked, but is let down by a weak main character who makes bad decisions.
In which I somehow read 20 books, three of which were by Doug Johnstone.
The Space Between Worlds is a riveting and detailed parallel universe sci-fi novel with a lot to say about fortune, privilege and belonging.
Miss Graham's Cold War Cookbook is a rich, interesting and devastating book to savour.