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By Michael Kilian -
The story starts with humorous banter between art dealer Bedford Green and his “famously tall and lovely assistant” Sloane. It’s 1925 and Gertrude ...Read Review
By Edwin Lanham -
Life during the Great Depression is hard, particularly for those living in Oklahoma. The Stricklands are one such family. Facing imminent loss of ...Read Review
By Alan Furst -
Set in the area between Germany and Russia known as The Pale of Settlement in the years immediately prior to WWII, this spellbinding ...Read Review
By Michael Pearce -
In a 1910 Cairo rife with corrupt, strangely modern land deals and sour banking schemes, series sleuth Captain Owen solves yet another mysterious death, ...Read Review
By Conrad Allen -
George Dillman and Genevieve Masefield have already made a name for themselves as shipboard detectives with the Cunard Lines. Now they are invited ...Read Review
Alan Furst’s body of work remains totally focused on Europe between 1933 and 1945. Khristo Stoianev, a Bulgarian peasant, is introduced into the brutality ...Read Review
By Michael Pearce -
With the celebration of the Return of the Holy Carpet from Mecca soon to take place, Captain Owen, the Mamur Zapt or head ...Read Review
By Adam Bagdasarian -
Vahan Kenderian was 12 when the Ottoman Turks sought to exterminate the Armenians in 1915. Comforts of his family’s upper class life in Bitlis, ...Read Review
By Ted Heller -
I hadn’t heard of the fabulous comic duo of Fountain and Bliss before reading this huge biographical compendium of their careers as ...Read Review
By James Scott Bell - By Tracie Peterson -
Angel of Mercy, third in Peterson and Bell’s Shannon Saga, portrays the life of a young, single woman in the predominant male ...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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