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By Stuart Neville -
Some secrets refuse to stay buried for a couple in Northern Ireland when a mysterious old woman shatters the fragility of their new ...Read Review
By Paulette Kennedy -
Parting the Veil, a debut novel by Paulette Kennedy, is a gothic-noir psychological thriller. Well-written, the novel admirably recalls Emily Brontë’s Wuthering ...Read Review
By David Ebsworth -
In October 1939, reporter Jack Telford arrives at the British consulate in Rabat to gain passage to Great Britain. He’s been on the ...Read Review
By Laura Purcell -
If you like Victorian Gothic novels, you are in for a treat. Indeed, any reader is in for a treat as long as ...Read Review
By Nigel Farndale -
This novel takes as its theme the build up to the 1936 Berlin Olympics, centering on the stories of three British young people caught ...Read Review
By Terry Roberts -
In this atmospheric historical thriller set at Ellis Island’s Isolation Hospital in 1920, Stephen Robbins, a private investigator, and a nurse, Lucy Paul, ...Read Review
By Oliver Clements -
One night in 1577, as Elizabeth I’s royal train proceeds through a forest, masked gunmen empty their arquebuses at her carriage and flee ...Read Review
By Niall Leonard -
January 1901: Queen Victoria has died. Plans for her funeral are made by the court, the military, the police, and by assorted anarchists and ...Read Review
By Jack Grimwood -
May 1940. Safe-cracker Bill O’Hagan wants nothing to do with the current war after his experiences in the previous one but, when a ...Read Review
By Andrew Taylor -
Set in London in 1670, The Royal Secret is the fourth of Andrew Taylor’s novels featuring James Marwood and Cat Hakesby. Marwood is ...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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