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By Bruce Alexander -
This ninth novel in Bruce Alexander’s critically acclaimed series featuring Sir John Fielding, a blind-eighteenth-century London judge, and his young assistant deserves ...Read Review
By Denise Giardina -
In the year 2001, Lydde Falcone is a 55-year-old single woman living abroad when she’s notified of the death of her dearly loved ...Read Review
By Mary Beth Norton -
The Salem witch trials of 1692 have perplexed Americans for over three centuries, so it is odd to think that the historical record could ...Read Review
By Dean Burgess -
A meticulously researched first novel, Burgess’ story concerns what was likely the first recorded divorce in seventeenth century New England. Thomas Burge and ...Read Review
By Philip Kerr -
Subtitled The Private Life of Sir Isaac Newton, this is Kerr’s first historical mystery, and a fine one it is too. Told ...Read Review
By Bertrice Small -
The mother of the new Duke of Glenkirk’s mother had given him two pieces of advice. The first, “to marry soon,” is ...Read Review
By Richard Zacks -
Published 2002Published 2003
There’s an exciting sense of discovery as author Richard Zacks peels back the layers of history and shows us 1696 Manhattan. He describes ...Read Review
By Megan Chance -
Salem Village, Massachusetts, during the horrific episode of the witch trials in 1692 is the setting for Chance’s new novel. Teenaged Charity Fowler ...Read Review
By Robert McCammon -
McCammon’s latest is an overlong, plodding mix of horror and mystery set in Carolina in 1699. The story concerns the hamlet of Fount ...Read Review
By Kathleen Morgan -
With her husband’s escalating abuse, Killian Campbell and her son flee. Alexander pursues and strangles her, but a stranger intervenes. When the ...Read Review
Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society's print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books.
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