HNR Issue 26 (November 2003)

An Inescapable Match

By Sylvia Andrews - Published 2003



This book had me laughing out loud, always a good sign. Penniless Deborah Staunton returns to her aunt’s house where she spent ...Read Review

Devil’s Cub

By Georgette Heyer - Published 1991 (UK)Published 2003 US (c1932)



The “Devil’s Cub” is Dominic, Marquis of Vidal, one of the wildest rakes in Georgian England. Nothing is too outré for Vidal – ...Read Review

The Oriental Casebook of Sherlock Holmes

By Ted Riccardi - Published 2003


Mystery/CrimeShort Stories

This novel covers the great gap in the Holmes canon, between the time Holmes was supposedly killed at Reichenbach Falls with his archenemy ...Read Review

Pretty Boy

By Bill Brooks - Published 2003


Biographical FictionMystery/Crime

This fictionalized account of Charles Arthur Floyd is a romanticized look at one of the Depression era’s most wily gangsters. Floyd was ...Read Review

A Change of Heart

By David Garrett Izzo - Published 2003


Biographical FictionLiterary

Covering the period of 1929 to 1933, A Change of Heart looks at the friendships of W.H. Auden, Christopher Isherwood, Stephen Spender, and ropes ...Read Review

The Pilots

By James Spencer - Published 2003


MilitaryShort Stories

Originally written as a sequence of short stories, this novel follows the WWII Pacific theatre service of Steve Larkin, a P-38 Lightning pilot, ...Read Review

My Just Desire

By Anna Beer - Published 2003 (US)Published 2004 (UK)



In comparison to her famous husband, very little is known about Bess Ralegh (1565-c.1635). But Anna Beer has pieced together the records she ...Read Review