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By Carole Nelson Douglas -
Castle Rouge is the sixth entry in Douglas’s series featuring Irene Adler, American opera singer turned inquiry agent, who once outwitted Sherlock ...Read Review
By Victoria Thompson -
This is the fourth book in Thompson’s Gaslight Mystery series, set in New York City in the 1890s and featuring midwife Sarah ...Read Review
By Jorge Volpi Escalante -
After World War II, young American physicist Francis Bacon is assigned the task of uncovering the identity of a man known only as ...Read Review
By Julie Otsuka -
Don’t let looks deceive you; although small, this novel packs a powerful punch as it recounts one of the greatest forced migrations ...Read Review
By Ann Benson -
Benson has made a name for herself juxtaposing the medieval and the modern (Plague Tales, for instance) and here, again, she proves that ...Read Review
By Jay Winik -
April, 1865 saw the burning of Richmond, Lee’s surrender, Lincoln assassinated, Northern chaos, a South economically and socially devastated, failed negotiations, continued bloodshed, ...Read Review
By Angela Elwell Hunt -
In this volume, Hunt, a successful inspirational novelist, gives voice to the women surrounding Moses in his epic life. Each of the women ...Read Review
By Philip Kerr -
Subtitled The Private Life of Sir Isaac Newton, this is Kerr’s first historical mystery, and a fine one it is too. Told ...Read Review
By Jeffrey Ford -
Imagine being commissioned to paint a portrait without being allowed to see the subject. This is the irresistible challenge facing Piambo, a renowned ...Read Review
By Peter Watt -
Flight of the Eagle is the final volume of a trilogy set in 19th century Australia, with segments taking place in the Sudan ...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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