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By Jane Gardam -
This final volume in Gardam’s trilogy rounds out the saga of the complicated relationship between Sir Edward Feathers, his wife Betty, and ...Read Review
By John Florio -
Set in both 1906 and 1930, this story centers on Jersey Leo, also known as Snowball, an albino bartender of mixed race in Prohibition-era New ...Read Review
By Judy Juanita -
Geniece is a young African-American student at the city college of Oakley College when we first meet her. She is determined to get ...Read Review
By Sheldon Russell -
The talents of one-armed railroad detective Hook Runyon are put to the test in the mystery The Hanging of Samuel Ash. In the ...Read Review
By Dan Vyleta -
The characters of international historian Dan Vyleta’s third novel inhabit the complex, war-ravaged geography of 1948 Vienna. Vyleta’s novel is part murder ...Read Review
By Andrew McBurnie -
Adrian Thorby is an ordinary schoolboy: daydreaming in class, evading bullies, squabbling with his sisters, and pondering the mysteries of sex with his ...Read Review
By June Francis -
In 1954 Liverpool, England, young, vibrant Jeanette Walker lives with her father, several siblings, and a dictatorial aunt who rules the house like a ...Read Review
By Philip Kerr -
One wouldn’t normally think of setting a murder mystery in as intense a location as Katyn Wood, where upwards of 4,000 Polish officers ...Read Review
By Rosemary Aitken -
In 1911, Effie Pengelly, a comely young maidservant, has few opportunities to pick wild flowers, much less to converse with a young man; her ...Read Review
By David Downing -
This novel takes place in Berlin in 1948. As a double agent, John Russell works for both the American CIA and the Soviet NKVD. ...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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