HNR Issue 45 (August 2008)

Hangman’s Corner

By Peter King - Published 2008



This debut of an historical mystery series features full-time Cockney hansom cab driver and part-time sleuth Ned Parker, plying his trade and finding ...Read Review


By Daphne Rooke - Published 2007



Ratoons, (n), shoots growing from the root of a plant (esp. sugar cane) that has been cut down…. or burnt. This novel, originally ...Read Review

A Royal Pain

By Rhys Bowen - Published 2008



Second in Bowen’s latest series featuring Lady Georgiana Rannoch, thirty-fourth in line to the English throne in 1932, this outing finds Georgiana juggling ...Read Review

Class 1902

By Ernst Glaeser - By Horst Kruse (trans.) - Published 2008


Biographical FictionLiterary

The effects of war on ordinary citizens are illustrated with brutal and beautiful clarity in Class 1902, a biographical novel that found instant popularity ...Read Review

Ancient Highway

By Bret Lott - Published 2008



“Hurrah!” Earl Holmes jubilantly whispers this word to his dying brother in 1925, symbolizing their shared belief in victory in all circumstances, even death. ...Read Review

The Ring: The Last Knight Templar’s Inheritance

By Jorge Molist - By Mara Faye Lethem (trans.) - Published 2008



For her twenty-seventh birthday, New York lawyer Cristina Wilson receives a surprise gift from her late godfather, a ruby ring that sparks disturbing ...Read Review

The Medici Seal

By Theresa Breslin - Published 2007


Children/Young Adult

Italy 1502. A young gypsy boy, fleeing from a brigand, is rescued by Leonardo da Vinci, and becomes part of his household. He calls ...Read Review

Trimalchio’s Feast and Other Mini-mysteries

By Caroline Lawrence - Published 2007


Children/Young AdultMystery/CrimeShort Stories

Caroline Lawrence uses some of her readers’ questions, together with intriguing bits of her own research, as a basis for six stories about ...Read Review

Climbing the Stairs

By Padma Venkatraman - Published 2008


Children/Young Adult

Fifteen-year-old Vidya lives in Bombay in British-occupied India. It is 1941, and while many other Brahmin girls are living cloistered, marriage-focused lives, Vidya has ...Read Review

Earls of Paradise

By Adam Nicolson - Published 2008



This book explores the vision of Arcadia told through the life of a place and its inhabitants. The place is Wilton, in Wiltshire, ...Read Review

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