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By Beverly Connor -
Forensic anthropologist and amateur detective Lindsay Chamberlain joins a crew of archaeologists excavating a long-lost Spanish Galleon off the Georgia coast. Within days ...Read Review
By Jim Lehrer -
The Battle of Antietam was the most violent single day in the history of the American Civil War. More Americans were killed in ...Read Review
By Jeanne M. Dams -
Third in the Hilda Johansson mystery series set in South Bend, Indiana in 1902, this story unfolds within the context of a county fair, ...Read Review
By Brad Leithauser -
Set in Indiana, Darlington’s Fall follows the triumphs and tragedies of naturalist Russel Darlington. In 1895, the precocious Russel embarks on a life-long ...Read Review
By Thomas Dyja -
Thomas Dyja’s latest novel may prove to be a summer favorite for historical fiction fans. Set in 1999 Salisbury and Mt. Riga, Connecticut, ...Read Review
By Arnost Lustig -
Fifteen-year-old Hanka Kaudersova must make a choice. Does she seize the opportunity to pass herself off as an Aryan to work in a ...Read Review
By Alan Furst -
Published 1999Published 2002
As the cover art suggests, this story would make a great film noir. Jean Casson, aka Jean Louis Marin, is an unemployed film ...Read Review
By James McBride -
For those not old enough to remember overt racism, this story will reveal just how bad it was for the soldiers of the 92...Read Review
By William Gay -
You know you’re in the hands of a master by the way he uses his tools: details, vocabulary, verbs. They all add ...Read Review
By Michael Meehan -
In 1955, a company of shabby, over-the-hill vaudevillians arrives at the tiny Australian town of Towaninnie, beginning the novel’s adventures that take place ...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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