HNR Issue 30 (November 2004)

Gilgamesh: A New English Version

By Stephen Mitchell - Published 2004



As the epic poem opens, in about 2750 BC, Gilgamesh is the tyrannical king of the city of Uruk. The gods decide to curb ...Read Review

The Counterfeit Crank

By Edward Marston - Published 2004



Set in rollicking Elizabethan London, The Counterfeit Crank gets its title from its most intriguing character, a Welsh beggar with a talent for ...Read Review

Blood Kin

By Henry Chappell - Published 2004



In early 1836 Isaac Webb joins a company of Texas rangers, hoping to meet up with the rest of Sam Houston’s rebel army ...Read Review

The Butler Did It

By Kasey Michaels - Published 2004



In this Regency era farce, an unlikely selection of people converges at the London estate of Westham to enjoy the Season. Unknown to ...Read Review

The London Blitz Murders

By Max Allan Collins - Published 2004



The London Blitz Murders takes place in London over the course of a few days in February, 1942. As war rages on, a new ...Read Review

There is a Wideness

By Mark McAllister - Published 2004



Depression came to East Texas long before the stock market crashed, but Luke Robertson supports his ailing mother and younger sister after his ...Read Review

An Apology for Autumn

By David Turrill - Published 2004



Jim Gudsen’s older brother Herkimer was always destined for something greater than an ordinary life. Devout from an early age, Herkimer knew ...Read Review

The Plot Against America

By Philip Roth - Published 2004


Alternate History

This alternate history takes the premise that Charles A. Lindbergh defeats Franklin Roosevelt in the 1940 presidential election, and quickly implements a series of ...Read Review

The Hallelujah Lass: A Story Based on the Life of Salvation Army Pioneer Eliza Shirley

By Wendy Lawton - Published 2004


Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

This biographical novel tells the story of Eliza Shirley, a lieutenant in the newly founded Salvation Army who brought the movement from England ...Read Review

Champion of the Dead

By Patrick Hatten - Published 2003



Ancient Athens is the setting for this murder mystery solved by a welcome new sleuth, Idas, a metic (half-citizen). As such, our hero ...Read Review

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