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By Erin Knightley -
When her brother Richard went off to Eton in 1804, Lady Evelyn Moore (Evie to her friends) looked forward to his letters. Soon his ...Read Review
By V. E. Ulett -
During the early 1800s, England is at war with France and Spain. Captain James Blackwell, aboard HMS Inconstant, captures the Spanish galleon La ...Read Review
By Kenneth Oppel -
In this second book of The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein series, we pick up not long after the death of Victor’s twin ...Read Review
By Charles Finch -
In Finch’s sixth Victorian mystery involving gentleman sleuth Charles Lenox (after A Burial at Sea, 2011), the former private investigator has turned to ...Read Review
By Paul Thomas Murphy -
Shooting Victoria is not just another biography of the illustrious queen or a history about the eponymous era she generated. Murphy takes the ...Read Review
By Margaret Muir -
Sea Dust is the tale of Emma Quinlan, a woman living with a cruel husband. Her life is a sad one with little ...Read Review
By Jane Sullivan -
This is a Gothic novel set in Australia. Unbelievable! –Australia must be the least Gothic country on earth, but here it is. The ...Read Review
A deft and witty gothic tale, This Dark Endeavor recreates the youth and first experiments of Victor Frankenstein, the famous revivalist of Mary ...Read Review
By Michael Zimmer -
In 1832, hunter Big John McTavish rescues a young fur trapper named Pike from an ambush by Chippewas. Pike joins up with McTavish, who ...Read Review
By Cara Elliott -
This is the second novel in the Lords of Misrule trilogy. Lady Eliza Brentford is a young, impecunious widow whose brother is so ...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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