Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Eight dazzling historical thrillers featuring real life jewels & paintings

Kirsty Manning is the bestselling author of The Midsummer Garden and The Jade Lily (published in North America and UK as The Song of the Jade Lily). Her historical novels have been published in Australia and New Zealand, North America, UK, South Africa and translated into several languages including German, Dutch, Hebrew and Serbian.

At CrimeReads, Manning tagged eight dazzling historical thrillers featuring real life jewels and paintings. One title on the list:
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

Inspired by the extraordinary true story of a Muslim librarian who risked his life to hide the priceless Sarajevo Haggadah from the Nazis. This is the launching pad for the imagined journey of a rare illuminated manuscript through centuries of exile and war. Brooks is a brilliant storyteller and set the bar with her sense of place and gutsy female protagonists. Her writing is at once entertaining and razor sharp. I adore all her books.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue