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The Convent by Sarah Sheridan

Sarah Sheridan’s debut crime novel is a fast-moving psychological thriller about murder and corruption within the Roman Catholic Church. What’s different here is that it’s not the sexual abuse of children we’re talking about, but rather the cover-ups that go on when priests break their…
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Suburra

Written by Carlo Bonini and Giancarlo De Cataldo, translated by Antony Shugaar — Rome is said to be the city of echoes, the city of illusions, and the city yearning. Suburra, the novel by writer team Carlo Bonini and Giancarlo De Cataldo, shows it is also…
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NTN: The Few

Written by Nadia Dalbuono — This is the intriguing debut from an author who is originally from the UK but now lives in Italy, where The Few is set. The story focuses on Detective Leone Scamarcio, the son of a once powerful mafia figure. Scamarcio…
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Raiders of the Nile

Written by Steven Saylor — 88BC, and a 22-year-old Gordianus, fresh from his voyage to see the seven wonders of the world, has left his hometown of Rome far behind and now lives in Alexandria. He is with his slave and lover, the beautiful Bethesda. Trouble is…
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