The Diamond Eye Book
Score: 4
From 20 Ratings

The Diamond Eye


  • Author : Kate Quinn
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2022-03-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 474
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062943521

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The Diamond Eye Excerpt :

New York Times Bestseller The bestselling author of The Rose Code returns with an unforgettable World War II tale of a quiet bookworm who becomes history’s deadliest female sniper. Based on a true story. In 1937 in the snowbound city of Kyiv, wry and bookish history student Mila Pavlichenko organizes her life around her library job and her young son—but Hitler’s invasion of Ukraine and Russia sends her on a different path. Given a rifle and sent to join the fight, Mila must forge herself from studious girl to deadly sniper—a lethal hunter of Nazis known as Lady Death. When news of her three hundredth kill makes her a national heroine, Mila finds herself torn from the bloody battlefields of the eastern front and sent to America on a goodwill tour. Still reeling from war wounds and devastated by loss, Mila finds herself isolated and lonely in the glittering world of Washington, DC—until an unexpected friendship with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and an even more unexpected connection with a silent fellow sniper offer the possibility of happiness. But when an old enemy from Mila’s past joins forces with a deadly new foe lurking in the shadows, Lady Death finds herself battling her own demons and enemy bullets in the deadliest duel of her life. Based on a true story, The Diamond Eye is a haunting novel of heroism born of desperation, of a mother who became a soldier, of a woman who found her place in the world and changed the course of history forever.

Diamond and the Eye Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Diamond and the Eye


  • Author : Peter Lovesey
  • Publisher : Soho Press
  • Release Date : 2021-10-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN 10 : 9781641293136

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Diamond and the Eye Excerpt :

A Bath antiques dealer has disappeared, and detective Peter Diamond has been saddled with the "help" of a hardboiled Philip Marlowe wannabe private investigator in cracking the case. MWA Grand Master Peter Lovesey's 20th installment in the award-winning series will have readers laughing from the first page. If there's one thing detective Bath Peter Diamond has no patience for, it's a dumb git trying to get involved in one of his investigations—for example, a Philip Marlowe-wannabee private investigator like the self-styled Johnny Getz (his card claims he Getz results). But fate has saddled Diamond with this trial. A Bath antiques dealer, Septimus "Seppy" Hubbard, has disappeared without a trace, and his daughter, Ruby, has hired Johnny Getz to find him. When a dead body is discovered in Seppy's locked-up store, the missing persons case becomes a murder investigation, and now Diamond has to collaborate with the insufferable private eye.

Diamond Eyes Book
Score: 4.5
From 5 Ratings

Diamond Eyes


  • Author : A A Bell
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Australia
  • Release Date : 2010-11-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 546
  • ISBN 10 : 9780730493877

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Diamond Eyes Excerpt :

Mira Chambers may be blind now, but she's about to learn how to see all of our secrets ... a great new series by a talented author Mira Chambers has an unusual gift for solving mysteries ... Blind, institutionalised and frustrated by her loss of independence, Mira has been driven to the brink of insanity by medications that make her life unbearable. When she astounds two medical scientists by 'seeing' the impossible, they begin an exploration of Mira's strange perspectives. together with Bennet Chiron, an enigmatic ex-con, Mira becomes entangled in a dangerous adventure of self-discovery that leads them to a killer - and exposed to a manipulative sociopath whose own unique talent is more than a match for Mira's. Layers of secrets are about to be peeled away ... and no one will be safe from what is revealed.

The Rose Code Book
Score: 4.5
From 48 Ratings

The Rose Code


  • Author : Kate Quinn
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2021-03-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062943484

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The Rose Code Excerpt :

“The reigning queen of historical fiction” -- Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Huntress and The Alice Network returns with another heart-stopping World War II story of three female code breakers at Bletchley Park and the spy they must root out after the war is over. 1940. As England prepares to fight the Nazis, three very different women answer the call to mysterious country estate Bletchley Park, where the best minds in Britain train to break German military codes. Vivacious debutante Osla is the girl who has everything—beauty, wealth, and the dashing Prince Philip of Greece sending her roses—but she burns to prove herself as more than a society girl, and puts her fluent German to use as a translator of decoded enemy secrets. Imperious self-made Mab, product of east-end London poverty, works the legendary codebreaking machines as she conceals old wounds and looks for a socially advantageous husband. Both Osla and Mab are quick to see the potential in local village spinster Beth, whose shyness conceals a brilliant facility with puzzles, and soon Beth spreads her wings as one of the Park’s few female cryptanalysts. But war, loss, and the impossible pressure of secrecy will tear the three apart. 1947. As the royal wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip whips post-war Britain into a fever, three friends-turned-enemies are reunited by a mysterious encrypted letter--the key to which lies buried in the long-ago betrayal that destroyed their friendship and left one of them confined to an asylum. A mysterious traitor has emerged from the shadows of their Bletchley Park past, and now Osla, Mab, and Beth must resurrect their old alliance and crack one last code together. But each petal they remove from the rose code brings danger--and their true enemy--closer...

The Huntress Book
Score: 4
From 60 Ratings

The Huntress


  • Author : Kate Quinn
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-02-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062740380

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The Huntress Excerpt :

"...compulsively readable historical fiction…[a] powerful novel about unusual women facing sometimes insurmountable odds with grace, grit, love and tenacity.” - Kristin Hannah, The Washington Post Named one of best books of the year by Marie Claire and Bookbub “If you enjoyed “The Tattooist of Auschwitz,” read “The Huntress,” by Kate Quinn." The Washington Post From the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel, THE ALICE NETWORK, comes another fascinating historical novel about a battle-haunted English journalist and a Russian female bomber pilot who join forces to track the Huntress, a Nazi war criminal gone to ground in America. In the aftermath of war, the hunter becomes the hunted… Bold and fearless, Nina Markova always dreamed of flying. When the Nazis attack the Soviet Union, she risks everything to join the legendary Night Witches, an all-female night bomber regiment wreaking havoc on the invading Germans. When she is stranded behind enemy lines, Nina becomes the prey of a lethal Nazi murderess known as the Huntress, and only Nina’s bravery and cunning will keep her alive. Transformed by the horrors he witnessed from Omaha Beach to the Nuremberg Trials, British war correspondent Ian Graham has become a Nazi hunter. Yet one target eludes him: a vicious predator known as the Huntress. To find her, the fierce, disciplined investigator joins forces with the only witness to escape the Huntress alive: the brazen, cocksure Nina. But a shared secret could derail their mission unless Ian and Nina force themselves to confront it. Growing up in post-war Boston, seventeen-year-old Jordan McBride is determined to become a photographer. When her long-widowed father unexpectedly comes homes with a new fiancée, Jordan is thrilled. But there is something disconcerting about the soft-spoken German widow. Certain that danger is lurking, Jordan begins to delve into her new stepmother’s past—only to discover that there are mysteries buri

A Cure for Gravity Book

A Cure for Gravity


  • Author : Arthur Rosenfeld
  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Release Date : 2015-06-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780765385673

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A Cure for Gravity Excerpt :

Mercury Gant climbs aboard his vintage motorcycle and leaves behind his entire life. So, his journey begins taking him from one coast to the other and from the ghost of a woman without a conscience into the arms of a little girl with his eyes. Umberto Santana walks out of a bank with $314,000 in stolen cash. At seventeen, he is only a boy about to embark on a journey where he will discover he is more of a man than he ever thought he could be. Then there is Graciela. Beautiful, strong-willed and independent, she is carrying Umberto's baby. She loves Umberto with every thread of her being and it is that unconditional love that may ultimately save both Umberto and Gant. Traveling the same route unknowingly, Gant and Umberto cross paths while "flying without wings" in the middle of a tornado. Becoming partners, the two sojourners continue together down their road learning about each other, but more importantly, about themselves and the relationships with those they love, have loved, or will come to love. A novel of love, trust, and transition, A Cure for Gravity is bound tightly together with strands of magic and its workings in everyday life. It is the story of love's power to save and a person's ability to overcome their past. A Cure for Gravity will leave an indelible mark on the reader's heart and mind--an impression they won't soon forget At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Daughters of Rome Book
Score: 4
From 15 Ratings

Daughters of Rome


  • Author : Kate Quinn
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-04-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101478950

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Daughters of Rome Excerpt :

A fast-paced historical novel about two women with the power to sway an empire, from the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Alice Network and The Rose Code. A.D. 69. The Roman Empire is up for the taking. Everything will change—especially the lives of two sisters with a very personal stake in the outcome. Elegant and ambitious, Cornelia embodies the essence of the perfect Roman wife. She lives to one day see her loyal husband as Emperor. Her sister Marcella is more aloof, content to witness history rather than make it. But when a bloody coup turns their world upside-down, both women must maneuver carefully just to stay alive. As Cornelia tries to pick up the pieces of her shattered dreams, Marcella discovers a hidden talent for influencing the most powerful men in Rome. In the end, though, there can only be one Emperor...and one Empress.

The Diamond Hunters Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Diamond Hunters


  • Author : Wilbur Smith
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN 10 : 9781499860238

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The Diamond Hunters Excerpt :

An action-packed thriller from global bestseller Wilbur Smith The tall wave of green water that raced across the pit hit the Land-Rover, upending her, throwing Johnny into the jubilant frothing water, while the Land-Rover rolled over on her back, pointing all four wheels to the sky in surrender. Johnny went under.' Some people will never have enough... Johnny Lance, taken in by the Van Der Byls when he was an orphaned boy, has always done everything to please the Old Man and his adoptive siblings: jealous Benedict, and smart, beautiful Tracey. But a terrible misunderstanding means the Old Man has spent decades trying to destroy Johnny -a legacy that continues even after the bitter patriarch's death. Manipulated into giving everything he has to the Van Der Byl Diamond Company, Johnny realises he really needs only two things in life: his good name, and to be with Tracey. But an obsessive Benedict has been shaped at his father's hand, and will do anything to ensure Johnny fails. Even if it means the end of them all...

The Serpent and the Pearl Book
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings

The Serpent and the Pearl


  • Author : Kate Quinn
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-08-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101624944

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The Serpent and the Pearl Excerpt :

A gripping novel about history’s most infamous family—The Borgias—and an innocent girl pulled into their treacherous rise to power, from the USA Today bestselling author of The Alice Network. Rome, 1492. The Holy City is drenched with blood and teeming with secrets. A pope lies dying and the throne of God is left vacant, a prize awarded only to the most virtuous—or the most ruthless. The Borgia family begins its legendary rise, chronicled by an innocent girl who finds herself drawn into their dangerous web… Vivacious Giulia Farnese has floor-length golden hair and the world at her feet: beauty, wealth, and a handsome young husband. But she is stunned to discover that her glittering marriage is a sham, and she is to be given as a concubine to the ruthless, charismatic Cardinal Borgia: Spaniard, sensualist, candidate for Pope—who is passionately in love with her. Two trusted companions will follow her into the Pope's shadowy harem: Leonello, a cynical bodyguard bent on bloody revenge against a mysterious killer, and Carmelina, a fiery cook with a past full of secrets. But as corruption thickens in the Vatican and the enemies begin to circle, Giulia and her friends will need all their wits to survive in the world of the Borgias.

Diamond Eye Book

Diamond Eye


  • Author : Arthur Rosenfeld
  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Release Date : 2015-06-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780765385666

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Diamond Eye Excerpt :

Max Diamond debuts in Diamond Eye, Arthur Rosenfeld's follow-up to A Cure for Gravity. Max Diamond has had better days. He's stuck in the mire of a child porn- snuff film-ring investigation when he receives a call that one of his old Yale buddies is dead. And the call comes from his sexy and sultry, one-time lover Phayle. Who can think of love at a time like this? Max Diamond can. But as Diamond delves deeper into the twisted and repulsive porn world, he begins to consider the suicides of his affluent and successful collegemates: a stellar woodworker killed by a power tool? a classical music affecionado electrocuted while listening to rock-n-roll? Something's not adding up. This wild and unforgiving ride can only be captained by whom? Who can control and make sense of this? Of snuff films, exploited children, secret societies, Miami drug cartels? Of Shining Path guerillas, and (thankfully at least) Grandma's cabbage rolls? Max Diamond can. And Diamond does. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Way to London Book
Score: 3
From 15 Ratings

The Way to London


  • Author : Alix Rickloff
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2017-09-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062433213

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The Way to London Excerpt :

From the author of Secrets of Nanreath Hall comes this gripping, beautifully written historical fiction novel set during World War II—the unforgettable story of a young woman who must leave Singapore and forge a new life in England. On the eve of Pearl Harbor, impetuous and overindulged, Lucy Stanhope, the granddaughter of an earl, is living a life of pampered luxury in Singapore until one reckless act will change her life forever. Exiled to England to stay with an aunt she barely remembers, Lucy never dreamed that she would be one of the last people to escape Singapore before war engulfs the entire island, and that her parents would disappear in the devastating aftermath. Now grief stricken and all alone, she must cope with the realities of a grim, battle-weary England. Then she meets Bill, a young evacuee sent to the country to escape the Blitz, and in a moment of weakness, Lucy agrees to help him find his mother in London. The unlikely runaways take off on a seemingly simple journey across the country, but her world becomes even more complicated when she is reunited with an invalided soldier she knew in Singapore. Now Lucy will be forced to finally confront the choices she has made if she ever hopes to have the future she yearns for.

Mistress of Rome Book
Score: 4
From 43 Ratings

Mistress of Rome


  • Author : Kate Quinn
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2010-04-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101186633

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Mistress of Rome Excerpt :

The first in an unforgettable historical saga from the New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network and The Diamond Eye. “So gripping, your hands are glued to the book, and so vivid it burns itself into your mind’s eye and stays with you long after you turn the final page.”—Diana Gabaldon, #1 New York Times bestselling author First-century Rome: One young woman will hold the fate of an empire in her hands. Thea, a captive from Judaea, is a clever and determined survivor hiding behind a slave’s docile mask. Purchased as a toy for the spoiled heiress Lepida Pollia, Thea evades her mistress’s spite and hones a secret passion for music. But when Thea wins the love of Rome’s newest and most savage gladiator and dares to dream of a better life, the jealous Lepida tears the lovers apart and casts Thea out. Rome offers many ways for the resourceful to survive, and Thea remakes herself as a singer for the Eternal ’City’s glittering aristocrats. As she struggles for success and independence, her nightingale voice attracts a dangerous new admirer: the Emperor himself. But the passions of an all-powerful man come with a heavy price, and Thea finds herself fighting for both her soul and her destiny. Many have tried to destroy the Emperor: a vengeful gladiator, an upright senator, a tormented soldier, a Vestal Virgin. But in the end, the life of Rome’s most powerful man lies in the hands of one woman: the Emperor’s mistress.

Empress of the Seven Hills Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

Empress of the Seven Hills


  • Author : Kate Quinn
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-04-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101561416

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Empress of the Seven Hills Excerpt :

A tale of love, power and intrigue from the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Alice Network and The Rose Code. Powerful, prosperous, and expanding ever farther into the untamed world, the Roman Empire has reached its peak under the rule of the beloved Emperor Trajan. But neither he nor his reign can last forever... Brash and headstrong, Vix is a celebrated ex-gladiator returned to Rome to make his fortune. The sinuous, elusive Sabina is a senator's daughter who craves adventure. Sometimes lovers, sometimes enemies, Vix and Sabina are united by their devotion to Trajan. But others are already maneuvering in the shadows. Trajan's ambitious Empress has her own plans for Sabina. And the aristocratic politician Hadrian—who is both the Empress's ruthless protégé and Vix's mortal enemy—has ambitions he confesses to no one, ambitions rooted in a secret prophecy. When Trajan falls, they all will be caught in a deadly whirlwind that may seal their fates, and that of the entire Roman Empire...

Lady of the Eternal City Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Lady of the Eternal City


  • Author : Kate Quinn
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-03-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698140332

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Lady of the Eternal City Excerpt :

From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Alice Network and The Rose Code comes a historical saga about obsession, betrayal, and destiny. Sabina may be Empress of Rome, but she still stands poised on a knife’s edge. She must keep the peace between two deadly enemies: her husband Hadrian, Rome’s brilliant and sinister Emperor; and battered warrior Vix, her first love. But Sabina is guardian of a deadly secret: Vix’s beautiful son Antinous has become the Emperor’s latest obsession. Empress and Emperor, father and son will spin in a deadly dance of passion, betrayal, conspiracy, and war. As tragedy sends Hadrian spiraling into madness, Vix and Sabina form a last desperate pact to save the Empire. But ultimately, the fate of Rome lies with an untried girl, a spirited redhead who may just be the next Lady of the Eternal City....

Ribbons of Scarlet Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

Ribbons of Scarlet


  • Author : Kate Quinn
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-10-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062916082

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Ribbons of Scarlet Excerpt :

“The French Revolution comes alive through the eyes of six diverse and complex women, in the skilled hands of these amazing authors.”--Martha Hall Kelly, New York Times bestselling author of Lilac Girls A breathtaking, epic novel illuminating the hopes, desires, and destinies of princesses and peasants, harlots and wives, fanatics and philosophers—seven unforgettable women whose paths cross during one of the most tumultuous and transformative events in history: the French Revolution. Ribbons of Scarlet is a timely story of the power of women to start a revolution—and change the world. In late eighteenth-century France, women do not have a place in politics. But as the tide of revolution rises, women from gilded salons to the streets of Paris decide otherwise—upending a world order that has long oppressed them. Blue-blooded Sophie de Grouchy believes in democracy, education, and equal rights for women, and marries the only man in Paris who agrees. Emboldened to fight the injustices of King Louis XVI, Sophie aims to prove that an educated populace can govern itself--but one of her students, fruit-seller Louise Audu, is hungrier for bread and vengeance than learning. When the Bastille falls and Louise leads a women’s march to Versailles, the monarchy is forced to bend, but not without a fight. The king’s pious sister Princess Elisabeth takes a stand to defend her brother, spirit her family to safety, and restore the old order, even at the risk of her head. But when fanatics use the newspapers to twist the revolution’s ideals into a new tyranny, even the women who toppled the monarchy are threatened by the guillotine. Putting her faith in the pen, brilliant political wife Manon Roland tries to write a way out of France’s blood-soaked Reign of Terror while pike-bearing Pauline Leon and steely Charlotte Corday embrace violence as the only way to save the nation. With justice corrupted by revenge, all the women must make impossible choices to survive--unl