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A Bitter Feast

This superbly entertaining crime novel will delight mystery fans who crave character-rich, classically composed mysteries in the style and manner of those written by the late, great P.D. James. [See Prepub Alert, 3/25/19.]

The Inspired Houseplant: Transform Your Home with Indoor Plants from Kokedama to Terrariums and Water Gardens to Edibles

Beginning indoor gardeners hoping to green up their homes will find no better resource than this stellar guide.

The Woman in White

Fans of British period dramas that are served up with a generous side dish of danger will gobble up this superbly crafted cinematic jewel.

Shakespeare Uncovered: Series 3

This engaging, entertaining, and erudite exploration of some of the works of literature's greatest playwright has across-the-board appeal for both Shakespeare newbies as well as serious students of the Bard's theatrical oeuvre.

Anna Karenina

Fans of the book and viewers who enjoy weepy costume dramas will revel in the well-wrought pathos of this smartly executed presentation.

The Miniaturist

Spellbindingly spooky, sometimes unsettling, but absolutely unforgettable.—John Charles, formerly with Scottsdale P.L., AZ

The Best of Agatha Christie

With across-the-board stellar performances and superb production values, both of these stylish "new" volumes will be a welcome addition to collections of classic British mystery fans as well as public libraries that do not already have them as separate titles.

Delicious: Series 2

Fans of British-flavored dramas will be delighted to discover they now have a luscious new binge-worthy treat to savor.

The Great British Baking Show: Season 5

Whether for longtime fans or newcomers, Season 5 is guaranteed to satisfy any cravings viewers may have for a cooking show that not only nourishes the mind with fascinating information about the art and craft of baking but also feeds the soul.

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