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By Victoria Thompson -
Fans of Victoria Thompson’s Gaslight Mystery series will be delighted to learn that the author has brought back the charming ex-gangster Jack ...Read Review
By Martine Bailey -
The story of Tabitha and Nathaniel de Vallory, which began in The Almanack, continues in this mystery set in the Cheshire countryside. It ...Read Review
By Charles Todd -
Wales, 1921. When an unsuspecting child pulls a body rather than the expected fish from the River Dee, Inspector Ian Rutledge is dispatched from ...Read Review
By Kathleen Marple Kalb -
This is the second book in Kalb’s series of mysteries set in 1890s New York, featuring opera singer Ella Shane, a mezzo-soprano ...Read Review
By Anne Perry -
In Anne Perry’s latest mystery, solving murders is a family affair. Daniel Pitt, a junior barrister in a respected London law firm, ...Read Review
By Jane A. Adams -
It is 1929 in England, and two retired police officers are dead. Suicide is suspected since both men had been experiencing financial difficulties in ...Read Review
By D. V. Bishop -
Winter, 1536. Cesare Aldo, a former soldier, is now employed by the “Otto”, the most feared criminal court in Florence, currently ruled by Alessandro ...Read Review
By C. D. Major -
Scotland, present day. Reporter Ava is working on a story about Overtoun Bridge, outside Overtoun House in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. Over the years, ...Read Review
By Catriona McPherson -
The Mirror Dance is the 15th of Catriona McPherson’s Dandy Gilver novels. Dandy is a middle-aged mother from the minor nobility who ...Read Review
By Will Thomas -
A delicious romp through Victorian London’s high society as well as its criminal underworld, this book, the thirteenth in the Barker & ...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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