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By Kate Walbert -
This lyrical book, set in the period from just before WWII through the time of the Korean War, is narrated by Ellen. The ...Read Review
By Max Allan Collins -
Nate Heller, Collins’ Chicago detective, is assigned to the Lindbergh abduction case after rescuing a child from a kidnapping attempt. Heller is forced ...Read Review
By Jane Langton -
This novel, Langton’s latest Homer Kelly mystery, is set in Charlottesville, Virginia as preparations are underway for the 200th anniversary celebration of ...Read Review
By Thomas H. Cook -
In small-town Maine, two brothers regard life as polar opposites. Their mother follows passion, embracing its call, and her favorite son does the ...Read Review
By Paule Marshall -
A young boy arrives at a forbidding brownstone in Brooklyn. His great-grandmother shows him how to “chase the keys” and fish for the ...Read Review
By Jeanne M. Dams -
There are now three in the series, but this marks the first appearance of young household maid Hilda Johansson, and the first murder ...Read Review
By Walter Mosley -
Pairing the main character with a more violent sidekick is a classic format for mysteries. Mosley uses it with a twist. Although Fearless ...Read Review
By Helen Dunmore -
This novel of early 20th century English pastoral life is a compelling story of a brother and sister whose lives evolve from innocent ...Read Review
By Alice Munro -
Canadian writer Munro is known for her excellent short stories. However, in this, her only novel, she proves that her ability to tell ...Read Review
By Carola Dunn -
Dunn introduces readers to the aristocratic young flapper/journalist Daisy Dalrymple in this novel, the first in her series set in the charming ...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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