HNR Issue 31 (February 2005)

The Adventuress

By Carole Nelson Douglas - Published 2004

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Originally published as Good Morning, Irene in 1991, The Adventuress is the second in a series of mysteries featuring Irene Adler, the only woman ...Read Review

Stevenson Under the Palm Trees

By Alberto Manguel - Published 2004

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

“He stopped for a moment, partly because of the pain and partly because of the horror that the story produced in him, but ...Read Review

The Tiger Claw

By Shauna Singh Baldwin - Published 2004

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Set in World War II Europe, this novel is “inspired by” the life of Noor Inayat Khan – code name “Madeleine” in the Resistance. ...Read Review

Katie’s Dream

By Leisha Kelly - Published 2004

Genres:

InspirationalSaga

This sequel is set in Depression-era Illinois, just after Emma’s Gift. Samuel and Julia Wortham find it difficult enough to provide for ...Read Review

The Red Queen

By Margaret Drabble - Published 2004

Genres:

Literary

What a daring strategy for a novelist! In Margaret Drabble’s new novel, the first half is told in the voice of Crown ...Read Review

Atticus of Rome, 30 B.C.

By Barry Denenberg - Published 2004

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

This would be a wonderful tale to read in conjunction with a middle school history section on the ancient European world. There is ...Read Review

Friday the Arapaho Boy: A Story from History

By Marc Simmons - Published 2004

Genres:

Biographical FictionChildren/Young AdultWestern

Simmons, New Mexico’s Historian Laureate, does a fine job with writing this children’s fictional history book. Ronald Kil provides colorfully detailed ...Read Review

The Priest

By Francine Rivers - Published 2004

Genres:

EpicInspirational

Torn with jealousy from an early age, Aaron is transformed by God’s voice in this freshly written version about Moses and Aaron, ...Read Review

The Perfumed Sleeve

By Laura Joh Rowland - Published 2004

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This is the ninth outing for the medieval Japanese detective and his intrepid wife, sort of a Macmillan and Wife or Hart to ...Read Review

Spider Dance

By Carole Nelson Douglas - Published 2004

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This, the eighth novel in Douglas’s series featuring the 19th century opera singer/detective Irene Adler, picks up where the previous volume, ...Read Review