HNR Issue 51 (February 2010)

Roy Bean’s Gold

By W. R. Garwood - Published 2010



Before Roy Bean became the famous hanging judge, he had a passion for finding gold. This novel, set in California in the 1850s, ...Read Review

A Quiet Adjustment

By Benjamin Markovits - Published 2009


Biographical FictionLiterary

In this deft and powerfully emotional novel set in early 19th-centuryEngland, Benjamin Markovits portrays Annabella Milbanke, the wife of the infamous Lord Byron. ...Read Review

The Winter Thief

By Jenny White - Published 2010



This third novel in the series that began with The Sultan’s Seal features sleuth Kamil Pasha in the final days of the ...Read Review

Venetia Kelly’s Traveling Show

By Frank Delaney - Published 2009



Venetia Kelly is talented and beguiling. With and without her ventriloquist’s dummy, Blarney, she charms audiences across the Irish countryside as part ...Read Review

Sherlock Holmes: The American Years

By Ed. - By Michael Kurland - Published 2009


Mystery/CrimeShort Stories

This collection of new short stories is inspired by the premise that Sherlock Holmes, at least once but possibly more frequently, set foot ...Read Review

The Yard Dog

By Sheldon Russell - Published 2009



Hook Runyon is a railroad agent, a yard dog. His name is a nickname he inherited after an unfortunate accident left him without ...Read Review

The Cemetery of Secrets

By David Hewson - Published 2009



In the cemetery of San Michele a corpse is exhumed. Rizzo has been paid to supervise this grisly task and remove from the ...Read Review

Sent: The Missing

By Margaret Peterson Haddix - Published 2009Published 2010


AdventureChildren/Young AdultTime-slip

In this sequel to Found, four 21st-century teens find themselves transported to the 15th century. Two of the boys, Chip and Alex, discover ...Read Review

Travelling Heroes, Greeks and their Myths in the Epic Age of Homer

By Robin Lane Fox - Published 2009



                Travelling Heroes takes the reader on a journey through the Mediterranean world of 8th-century BC following in the footsteps of groups of merchants ...Read Review

A Cold Season in Shanghai

By S.P. Hozy - Published 2009



                  Shanghai, in the years before World War One. Tatiana and her family have escaped Tsarist Russia after the peasant revolt of 1905 and ...Read Review