If You Like….

I am ridiculously thrilled that Joanna Bourne’s The Black Hawk, one of my favorite books of 2011, won the RITA for Best Historical this past weekend.

If you like The Black Hawk, you’ll probably like….

— The ultimate Napoleonic spy novel, Baroness Orczy’s The Scarlet Pimpernel;

— Joanna Bourne’s earlier books: The Spymaster’s Lady, My Lord and Spymaster, and The Forbidden Rose;

— Catherine Delors’s For the King, another glimpse into the dark underbelly of Napoleonic espionage;

— Raphael Sabatini’s Scaramouche, intrigue and mayhem during the French Revolution;

— Iris Johansen’s Storm Winds for more French Revolutionary drama, crosses, and double crosses;

— William Dietrich’s Ethan Gage books, starting with Napoleon’s Pyramids;

— and my The Orchid Affair.

Do you have any other suggestions for Joanna Bourne read-alikes?

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