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By Alan Furst -
This latest tale from Furst opens on the Black Sea in November of 1940. Once again a man without a country, this time Russian ...Read Review
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
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 Martin Cruz Smith -
Few novelists possess Martin Cruz Smith’s talents in transporting a reader to a different era and actually making them believe they too ...Read Review
By Tracy Grant -
This gripping novel of suspense takes place in 1819. Colin Fraser, the six-year-old son of Charles and Melanie Frazer, is kidnapped from his home. ...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
Paris and France are the subject of this novel, even more so than the men and women caught by the German advance of 1940. ...Read Review
By Lewis Libby -
This first novel is garnering a great deal of attention in its paperback release. Libby, who is Vice President Cheney’s Chief of ...Read Review
By Bill Mesce Jr. -
It’s 1943 and World War II rages across the world. Major Harry Voss of the Judge Advocate General’s office, fresh from a ...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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