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By Chris Nickson -
This is the second novel about the crime-solving exploits of Richard Nottingham, Constable of Leeds in the 1730s, and follows on from The ...Read Review
By Robert K. Massie -
In 1744, Sophia, a 14-year-old German princess, arrived in Moscow as a bride-to-be. In this biography, Massie tells us how Sophia became the woman ...Read Review
By Matt Rees -
Cross-genre novels used to be considered unpublishable, but no more. Mozart’s Last Aria could be defined as historical mystery laced with strong ...Read Review
By Helen Hart -
The Black Banner is the tale of 13-year-old Billy Baxter, but Billy has a secret; Billy isn’t a Billy. He’s a ...Read Review
By Laura Joh Rowland -
Sano Ichiro, the heroic investigator of this novel, has been demoted from chancellor to investigator because of the machinations of Yanigisawa, now the ...Read Review
By Barry Unsworth -
Barry Unsworth’s new novel takes up the stories of two characters who originally appeared in his Booker Prize-winning Sacred Hunger. It begins ...Read Review
By Nancy Means Wright -
In 1792, Mary Wollstonecraft has just published her A Vindication of the Rights of Woman and is active with the men and women of ...Read Review
By Patricia Wynn -
A year after German George of Hanover became King of England, the winter was so cold the Thames froze. Thus, the title and ...Read Review
By Emery Lee -
Philip Drake is the errant son of the Earl of Hastings. He has renounced the life his father and brother embrace so easily ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Bailey -
The screams of the maid announce the discovery of the strangled body of Emily, Marchioness of Polbrook, in the early hours of 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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