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By Jeffery Deaver - By Raymond Benson -
The events of the Cold War colored my childhood, and when my mother wasn’t reading historical novels, she was reading mysteries. She ...Read Review
By Simon W. Herbert -
RAF pilot Jack McClelland has suffered a heartbreaking loss as the war heats up in London of 1941. As he prepares for his next ...Read Review
By Julie McGowan -
London, 1940. Desperate to escape from Billy, her violent soldier husband, Lydia seizes the chance when a blast destroys their flat. She flees with ...Read Review
By Deanna Raybourn -
Deanna Raybourn’s latest novel, City of Jasmine, is set in the Middle East shortly after the end of the First World War. ...Read Review
By Frances Washburn -
The summer of 1969 on the Pine Ridge Reservation is the setting for this rollicking chronicle of young waitress, band singer and lost soul ...Read Review
By Patrick Leigh Fermor -
Devotees of Patrick Leigh Fermor’s books about his 1933-34 walk from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople waited for decades for a ...Read Review
By Sally Gardner -
The cover of this book did not immediately stand out for me; it was not one I would immediately take off the bookshelf. ...Read Review
By Annmarie Banks -
In Banks’s unusual story of the Middle East, Elsa Schluss, daughter of an Austrian brewer and former war nurse, is now a ...Read Review
By J.A. Underwood (trans.) - By Patrick Deville -
Translated from the original French, this is a fictional biography of the scientist Alexandre Yersin. Born in Switzerland in the mid-19th century, ...Read Review
By Suzette A. Hill -
Marcia Beasley is found shot through the head at her home in St Johns Wood, London, wearing nothing but a coal-scuttle. While Detective ...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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