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Original features from our print magazines.

The Turn of Midnight by Minette Walters: Viewing History from the Margins

“There are many worse criminals in history than there are in crime fiction,” Minette Walters says, discussing her move from best-selling crime fiction — ...Read Article

Is it time to feminise Sherlock Holmes? Queen’s Gambit by Bradley Harper

There have been many takes on Sherlock Holmes, the Great Detective, since Conan Doyle invented him in 1887. What they mostly have in common ...Read Article

Where The Light Enters by Sara Donati – a riveting tale of two women doctors in Gilded Age New York

In her new novel Where The Light Enters (Berkley, 2019), Sara Donati chronicles the story of cousins Sophie and Anna as they work with ...Read Article

The Last Train to London by Meg Waite Clayton: Standing up to Tyranny and Cruelty

Meg Waite Clayton is known for her historical fiction set in and around World War II. In 2015’s The Race for Paris, Clayton ...Read Article

The Brontё Sisters: Detectors Extraordinaire – The Vanished Bride by Bella Ellis

Alternate or alternative history is a popular sub-genre of speculative fiction, and imagines “what if” something in history had or had not happened ...Read Article

Courage and Resistance Among the Champagne Bubbles: The Winemaker’s Wife by Kristin Harmel

Whether going about our lives in our own cities or visiting a place for the first time, it’s often difficult to visualize ...Read Article

Police, Fire and First Aid: First Responders in History

If you write historical mysteries, you may be interested in these websites, where you can find information on police and fire uniforms and ...Read Article

New books by HNS members, August 2019

Congrats to the following authors on their new releases! If you’ve written a historical novel or nonfiction work published (or to be ...Read Article

A Rich & Bittersweet Confection: The Chocolate Maker’s Wife

If you’re an Australian member of the HNS, Karen Brooks will need no introduction. For the rest of us … where do I ...Read Article

An Enchanted Land: Sofía Segovia’s The Murmur of Bees

The Murmur of Bees by Mexican writer Sofía Segovia (translated by Simon Bruni, Amazon Crossing, 2019) is the rare novel in historical fiction, ...Read Article

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