HNR Issue 26 (November 2003)

Lucrezia Borgia and the Mother of Poisons

By Roberta Gellis - Published 2003

Genres:

Biographical FictionMystery/Crime

In this, the first in a new series by the famed romance writer turned historical mystery writer, Lucrezia Borgia is, of all things, ...Read Review

The Midwife’s Secret

By Kate Bridges - Published 2003

Genres:

RomanceWestern

Independent midwife Amanda Ryan arrives in Banff, Canada, determined to help the women there deliver their babies safely. She actually has two secrets, ...Read Review

Red River

By P.G. Nagle - Published 2003

Genres:

AdventureSaga

The Gettysburgs and Bull Runs of other novels set in the U.S. Civil War are a different theatre from this novel, set ...Read Review

Pharos: A Ghost Story

By Alice Thompson - Published 2003

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

On Jacob’s Rock, a remote lighthouse on the coast of Scotland, a young woman is washed up on shore in the early 19...Read Review

Sixty Minutes for St George

By Alexander Fullerton - Published 2002

Genres:

AdventureMilitaryNautical

Volume Two in the Everard Naval Series, this book was first published in 1977, no doubt re-issued to capitalize on the current popularity of ...Read Review

The Hero’s Daughter

By Andrei Makine - By Geoffrey Strachan (trans.) - Published 2003

Genres:

Literary

This understated novel remained in my mind days after I had read its last page. I know many people (myself included) will hesitate ...Read Review

Clea’s Moon

By Edward Wright - Published 2003

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This retro-mystery set in late-1940s Los Angeles has a lot of the right ingredients going for it – starting with its former B-western ...Read Review

Richmond Burning

By Nelson Lankford - Published 2003

Genres:

Nonfiction

The capital of the short-lived Confederacy managed to hold out in the face of crushing odds from war’s start until only days ...Read Review

The Wampum Keeper

By Pat Montague - Published 2002

Genres:

This novel of the war-ravaged People of the Deer takes place in western New York State and Ontario, mid 17th century. While exploring ...Read Review

Widow in Scarlet

By Nicole Byrd - Published 2003

Genres:

AdventureMystery/CrimeRomance

There are, in fact, two widows in scarlet appearing in this longish romantic adventure, set in England’s Regency era. The first is ...Read Review

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