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These are authonomy’s all-time favourite books – as voted for by members of the authonomy writing community and they’ve all been read by our Editorial Board

Carnival of Lies
Historical Fiction, History
When a Papist plot to kill King Charles II is uncovered, mass hysteria spreads amongst Protestants, and murder, intrigues and conspiracies unfold within Restoration London.

The Fortune of Annacara
Fiction, Historical Fiction
A servant girl and a soldier chase the dream of a fortune in gold, in a time of pioneering grit and sheer, glittering greed.
Where She Lies
Fiction, Literary Fiction
Dark secrets haunt the old novelist as she strives to complete her final work before it is too late. Can she really re-write childhood?
The Forever Girl
Fiction, Fantasy, Horror
Sophia Parsons’ family has skeletons, but they aren’t in their graves... (Amazon Occult and Contemporary Fantasy Bestseller)
A Child from the Wishing Well
Literary Fiction
Gerard's wish is to break out of paranoia, discover daughter Rosie's love. Is music tutor Ruth's foul-smelling well a place wishes happen? Psychological suspense.
The North Korean
Historical Fiction
Patriotism, a sexually insatiable geisha and the dreaded Kempeitai drive a displaced Korean across vast continents shaken by Hitler, Mao's Long March and Japan unleashed.
Sally of Spring Row
Fiction, Romance, Historical Fiction

October 1853. Sally must do whatever it takes to escape her husband and protect her child -- whatever the cost.
Fiction, Romance, Crime
Retired teacher Amelia Ross befriends young Davy Gordon and he introduces her to Joshua Taylor, his grandfather. They, however, have met before….
The Origin Of Birds In The Footprints Of Writing
Fiction, Literary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Comic chase for a mysterious manuscript written in the prints of birds; running through ghosts and computer AI, cemeteries and labyrinths. A book about books.
Fiction, Comedy
A crossbow wielding assassin, the Director of Central Intelligence, two jazzers, and a clothing optional ex-cheerleader are all chasing a boomerang with a hidden secret.

The Seventh Gate
Legend claims the Stones on the Tor snatch the unwary into the Otherworld. The truth is far more dangerous.
How to Steal a Lion
Fiction, Thriller, Crime
Cool assignment for a journalist: Steal a lion statue in the middle of the Oktoberfest for a million euros. Do you accept?

The Spymaster of Cologne
Thriller, Romance, Science Fiction
A newly discovered crystal can warp time and space.
It exists in a mine in England, and the Prussians want it!
The Angel Chord
Fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Horror
Supernatural thriller: three strangers stumble into an End of Days demonic plot and discover that atheistic, hooker-using and guitar-playing angels are the world's only hope.
The Baggage Carousel
Fiction, Literary Fiction, Travel, Comedy
Nobody goes anywhere without baggage.
Firelord's Heir
Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult
Now a prince in exile, Falath faces an uncertain future in a land of strangers; some of them friends, others most definitely enemies.
Game Changer
Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult
A float trip takes a dangerous turn for the worse, as six teenagers are stranded in the wilderness of the southern Missouri Ozarks.
The Rothko Room
Fiction, Thriller, Comedy
When Arthur killed Elvis, he thought he'd made the biggest mistake of his career. He wasn't even close.
Still Waters
Fiction, Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Gay
Sam’s life takes a path leading him into a dark, forbidden world. What Sam doesn't realise is that path had already begun.
Romance, Historical Fiction
Death has always been ten seconds away, ever since she landed in France. Now something worse awaits her.