Book List in Order: 10 titles

  • Time Is The Fire recounts a day in the existence of Leopold Bloom O Boyle, chronophobe, travel writer, would-be novelist, and husband of the Reverend Annabel Chance. The day is September 8, 1992, and the place is Harvard Square and environs.  Like h...


  • Fiction. SUGAR MOUNTAIN is a cautionary tale about an all-too-possible catastrophe: a deadly flu epidemic that starts in China and spreads throughout the world, slowly at first, then unbelievably fast. And there is no cure. People who prepare for suc...


  • The year is 2027. Climate upheavals and pollution have reached crisis proportions. People cover their houses with plastic domes and wear masks to go outside. Despite Homeland Security harassment, Harvard toxicologist Helen Michaelson works to stem th...


  • When Norman de Ratour discovers the body of Heinrich von Grümh in a car outside his beloved Museum of Man, he knows he faces a sticky public relations mess. What he doesn’t know is that the gun used to kill the honorary curator is his own Smith & ...


  • When Professor Humberto Ossmann and Dr. Clematis Woodley, who heartily despised each other in life, are found together in a mortal embrace, Norman de Ratour knows that evil once again stalks the hallowed precincts of the Museum of Man. It has been se...


  • Inspired by Hemingway's "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber," Natural Selection renders a vivid account of obsession, love, betrayal, and death on safari in East Africa. It is a novel in the classic mode of American fiction....


  • Alfred Alcorn has another winner. The Long Run of Myles Mayberry, his fourth novel, is a delicious send-up of shallow liberalism with surprisingly profound moments of insight. His well-intentioned, agreeable loser of a hero, Myles O'Malley Mayberry, ...


  • Dean Cranston Fessing, dispatched from Wainscott University to investigate the finances of the neighboring Museum of Man, has been murdered. Not only that, but his grisly remains bear the unmistakable mark of preparation as haute cuisine. Norman de R...


  • Alcorn's intelligent, satisfying second novel (after The Pull of the Earth), concerns a successful Boston journalist whose smugly cynical view of the world is dramatically overturned by a calamitous series of events, a trial-by-fire that eventually l...