By Olaf Olafsson
A page-turner whose elusiveness leaves us longing for more.
By Alexis Peri
Previously suppressed journals tell of the horror endured by Russian civilians in WWII.
By Sarah Gristwood
A detail-rich chronicle of the Continent’s most formidable — if often unsung — monarchs.
By Janet Beard
This wartime tale is more a snooze than a page-turner.
By Bernard Cornwell
This fictional take on Shakespeare and his brother could have used more excitement.
By Hallgrímur Helgason; translated by Brian FitzGibbon
An incendiary story of war's long-lasting toll