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By Gillian Bradshaw -
This latest tale of adventure by one of our finest historical novelists begins with the premise that Caesarion survived an attempted execution by ...Read Review
By Iris Collier -
In her first historical crime novel, Iris Collier focuses on two seemingly discrete events: the murder of protagonist Nicholas Peverell’s loyal steward ...Read Review
By Patricia Cabot -
It is May 1833, in the Shetland Isles village of Faires, and it is raining. Emma Van Court Chesterton is having a very bad ...Read Review
By Daniel Mason -
Edgar Drake, Piano Tuner, Erards-a-Specialty, receives an urgent request for service in the name of Her Majesty. He reports to the War Office ...Read Review
By Pamela Ball -
The central metaphor of The Floating City is that of a whale that stayed on the surface so long that trees and plants ...Read Review
By Kathryn Harrison -
Kathryn Harrison is best known for her memoir, The Kiss, detailing the incestuous relationship she had with her father. It is no surprise, ...Read Review
By Barbara Soper -
Barbara Soper’s novel opens with an intriguing premise–the introduction of execution by electrocution juxtaposed with an exhibition celebrating the marvel of ...Read Review
By Marian Fowler -
Written in a light, entertaining style yet containing a wealth of detail, Fowler’s latest nonfiction work charts the history of the notorious ...Read Review
By Daniel Chavarria -
This novel is set in Athens, roughly 430 BCE. The plot revolves around the hero, Alcibiades, a stuttering, physically beautiful general whose Olympic and ...Read Review
By Kathy Lynn Emerson -
In this, the seventh Susanna, Lady Appleton mystery, Emerson involves her characters in a convoluted plot by England to prove its claim to ...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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