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HNS Awards have helped discover and launch the author careers of Michel Faber, Ruth Downie, Hilary Green, Martin Sutton, Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott, Nikki Marmery, Margaret Skea, Warwick Cairns, Katherine Mezzacappa and Elizabeth Macneal. Our ARA and Saudi awards are amongst the most generous of all literary prizes.
By Max Allan Collins -
Nate Heller, Collins’ Chicago detective, is assigned to the Lindbergh abduction case after rescuing a child from a kidnapping attempt. Heller is forced ...Read Review
By Jane Langton -
This novel, Langton’s latest Homer Kelly mystery, is set in Charlottesville, Virginia as preparations are underway for the 200th anniversary celebration of ...Read Review
By Sharyn McCrumb -
Accompanying one Appalachian family down through the years is a ballad first learned by Scotsman Malcolm McCourry aboard ship in 1751. Another inheritance brought ...Read Review
By Marshall Browne -
This novel is set in Melbourne, Australia at the time of the Federation. Marshall Browne brings to light the suffrage movement in a ...Read Review
By Christian Jacq -
Jacq continues his saga of ancient Egypt in this third novel of a projected four-part series chronicling the lives of the society of ...Read Review
By Mary Lee Settle -
An elderly Roger Williams, the founder of Rhode Island, reminisces about the people and events that shaped his life, many of them having ...Read Review
By Karen Joy Fowler -
In Gilded Age San Francisco, Lizzie Hayes is a volunteer for the Ladies’ Relief and Protection Society. A plain spinster of forty, she’...Read Review
By Sena Jeter Naslund -
Sherlock Holmes aficionados would expect that the title refers to “the” woman, Irene Adler, known in modern parlance as “the one who got ...Read Review
By Thomas H. Cook -
In small-town Maine, two brothers regard life as polar opposites. Their mother follows passion, embracing its call, and her favorite son does the ...Read Review
By Paule Marshall -
A young boy arrives at a forbidding brownstone in Brooklyn. His great-grandmother shows him how to “chase the keys” and fish for the ...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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