HNR Issue 26 (November 2003)

A Palestine Affair

By Jonathan Wilson - Published 2003

Genres:

LiteraryMystery/CrimeThriller

The time is 1924, and British Mandate Palestine is filling up with a dangerous mix of European Zionists hoping to found a Jewish state ...Read Review

Fortress Malta

By James Holland - Published 2003

Genres:

Nonfiction

The history of Malta in WWII is a chronicle of savage bombing, civilian endurance, spirited defense, and incredible good fortune. The most heavily ...Read Review

Dragon’s Lair

By Sharon Kay Penman - Published 2003

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

It is 1193. Richard, King of England, is being held prisoner by the Holy Roman Emperor, leaving his mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine, to come ...Read Review

Justice Gun

By Lyle Brandt - Published 2003

Genres:

AdventureWestern

Lyle Brandt is another in a long line of pseudonyms for Michael Newton, author of over 170 novels, including many of the men’s ...Read Review

By Sorrow’s River

By Larry McMurtry - Published 2003

Genres:

AdventureSagaWestern

Volume Three of the Berrybender Narratives, set in the 1830s, picks up McMurtry’s saga of the randy English lord’s multicultural entourage ...Read Review

Murder in the Pleasure Gardens

By Rosemary Stevens - Published 2003

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeRomance

An engaging premise – Regency dandy Beau Brummell as amateur sleuth – appears slightly tarnished and tired in this latest installment of Stevens’ mystery series. ...Read Review

The Photograph

By Virginia Ellis - Published 2003

Genres:

Saga

This story of two young women left behind as their men march off to war embodies the experience of a nation during a ...Read Review

The False Inspector Dew

By Peter Lovesey - Published 2001

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Mystery fans who enjoy a good plot and 1920s ambiance should dip into this seafaring tale of murder for which Lovesey won the ...Read Review

Maisie Dobbs

By Jacqueline Winspear - Published 2003

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Circumstances force Maisie Dobbs, the daughter of a widowed costermonger, into service at the age of thirteen. She is fortunate that her employer, ...Read Review

The Battle for Rome

By Robert Katz - Published 2003

Genres:

Nonfiction

The saga of the eternal city in the hectic and dangerous days from Mussolini’s ouster to the Allied liberation has long been ...Read Review