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By Cheryl Honigford -
Former secretary Vivian Witchell plays a gumshoe’s sidekick on radio station WCHI’s The Darkness Knows. She likes the attention the press ...Read Review
By John Cullen (trans.) - By Patrick Modiano -
Triste. French for “sad.” And that’s the mood of this short novel from Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano. Villa Triste opens with ...Read Review
By Andrea Maria Schenkel -
It’s October 1939, and Josef Kalteis, “an ethnic German, an Aryan, and in addition a member of the National Socialist Workers’ Party,” has ...Read Review
By Larry Watson -
Seventy-year-old WWII veteran Calvin Sidey lives alone in a trailer on the scrubby plains of eastern Montana. His ranch hand jobs are drying ...Read Review
By Anthony Berris (trans.) - By Sarit Yishai-Levi -
Gabriela and her mother, the beautiful Luna, have never connected. Desperate to understand her mother and their family’s troubled history, Gabriela pieces ...Read Review
By Jane Thynne -
The newest entry in the Clara Vine series, The Pursuit of Pearls takes place in 1939 Berlin. As tensions in Germany are building, and ...Read Review
By Eric Brown -
It’s after World War II in London, and crime novelist Donald Langham and his fiancée, Maria Dupré, are looking forward to ...Read Review
By Bill Schutt - By J. R. Finch -
It’s World War II and mad Japanese scientists, Nazi SS officers, indigenous peoples and U.S. Army Intelligence operators are all contending ...Read Review
By Susan Hughes -
A note to a stranger in a box of gun shells; a factory girl imagining the soldier reading her words. Could the romance ...Read Review
By Joe Vitovec -
This story of Jan Neuman, a Czech boy, opens in 1938. It follows him through the events leading up to the war in Europe ...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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