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By Kathleen O'Neal Gear - By W. Michael Gear -
Set at what is now the Poverty Point, Louisiana, archaeological site, People of the Owl is the eleventh installment in the Gears’ monumental ...Read Review
By T.F. Banks -
In July 1815, ex-emperor Napoleon Bonaparte waits on a ship in Plymouth harbor while Whitehall debates his fate: exile, execution, or a civil trial? ...Read Review
By Madeline Hunter -
Vergil Duclairc is the frustrated guardian of Bianca Kenwood, unwilling to follow the rules of English society. The young American dreams not of ...Read Review
By Suzanne Robinson -
It is 1861, and the Civil War has begun. The South is plotting to win Britain’s support by assassinating one of her prominent ...Read Review
By Austin Clarke -
Miss Mary-Mathilda has committed a crime. As a responsible citizen of Flagstaff Village on the island of Bimshire (local slang for Barbados), she ...Read Review
By Graham Joyce -
Published 2002 (UK)Published 2003 (US)
Frank Vine enters the world at the end of World War II in the city of Coventry, which is a stark ruin. Born ...Read Review
By Brad Watson -
Published 2002 (US)Published 2004 (UK)
The twentieth century, viewed in a non-linear fashion through the lives of citizens of Mercury, Mississippi, is dark, atmospheric and gothic. The thread ...Read Review
By Joan Druett -
In 1841 the whaleship Sharon sails out of Massachusetts for the rich hunting grounds of the South Pacific. Halfway through the voyage, Captain Howes ...Read Review
By Paul Doherty -
Paul Doherty, prolific writer of historical mysteries, returns to the campaigns of Alexander the Great. The third in his series opens with the ...Read Review
By Stephanie Barron -
Seventh in Barron’s series of historical suspense novels featuring Jane Austen as an amateur sleuth, this is a well-crafted melding of wit, ...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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