Hester Fox

The Book of Thorns

By Hester Fox - Published 2024


Thorns and roses, anger and love. Flowers have long been associated with human emotions, and this novel very adroitly takes these connections and ...Read Review

The Last Heir to Blackwood Library

By Hester Fox - Published 2023


Jane Austen’s title Northanger Abbey is dropped early in The Last Heir to Blackwood Library, but Hester Fox’s latest novel is ...Read Review

A Lullaby for Witches

By Hester Fox - Published 2022



Fox’s dual-timeline (present/1870s) thriller fits into what is fast becoming a subgenre of American historical fiction: Witches Return, Havoc Descends. Meek, ...Read Review

The Orphan of Cemetery Hill

By Hester Fox - Published 2020


Orphans Alice and Tabby flee to Boston in 1844 to escape their aunt and uncle, charlatans who prey on the bereaved, claiming to be ...Read Review

The Widow of Pale Harbor

By Hester Fox - Published 2019


In the small and declining Maine town of Pale Harbor in 1846, Sophronia Carver, a widow and literary magazine publisher, lives with her servant ...Read Review

The Witch of Willow Hall

By Hester Fox - Published 2018


Tapping into recent interests in Gothic fiction, Fox’s uneven debut focuses on the middle daughter of a wealthy New England family who ...Read Review