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By Beverle Graves Myers -
Third in her series of Baroque mysteries, Beverle Graves Myers’s Cruel Music finds Venetian castrato Tito Amato involved in the machinations to ...Read Review
By Nicola Cornick -
Isabella, English widow of a wastrel foreign prince, is deep in debt. She intends to marry a nobleman so fixed in debtors’ prison ...Read Review
By Iris Gower -
On her first day at work as a cleaner at the Palace theatre, Swansea, Ella Burton meets Anthony Weatherby Nichols and falls in ...Read Review
By Betina Krahn -
Krahn’s second in her Book series (following The Book of the Seven Delights) puts a feminist spin on the adventure tales in ...Read Review
By Will Thomas -
The adventures of Thomas Llewelyn, assistant to Victorian-era “enquiry agent” (private detective) Cyrus Barker, continue with a search through London’s Chinese district ...Read Review
By Ivan Doig -
When Paul’s widower father decides to answer an advertisement in the Westwater Gazette (“Can’t cook but doesn’t bite: Housekeeping position ...Read Review
By Kathleen Hills -
Although set in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in 1950, Hunter’s Dance, Kathleen Hills’ previous book in her John McIntire series, could have taken ...Read Review
By Geraldine O'Neill -
Set in the 1950s Ireland, this novel traces how love and loss shape the emotional growth of Kate Flowers, her wayward brother and ...Read Review
By James Wilson -
James Wilson’s third novel is set in the late 1920s and 1930s with current day interpolations which become increasingly important as the ...Read Review
By Helen Hollick -
Published 2006Published 2011
I really wanted to read Helen Hollick’s latest book; an historical fantasy involving pirates and a white witch served up with lashings ...Read Review
Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society's print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books.
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