HNR Issue 51 (February 2010)

Pirate Latitudes

By Michael Crichton - Published 2009

Genres:

AdventureNautical

The year is 1665, and a Spanish treasure ship sits alone in a fortified Caribbean cove. It is as if the fates have placed ...Read Review

Devil’s Dream

By Madison Smartt Bell - Published 2009

Genres:

Biographical FictionEpic

Certainly one of the most curious events in historical fiction in decades is the decision by a writer to pen a trilogy about ...Read Review

The Book of Murdock

By Loren D. Estleman - Published 2010

Genres:

Western

In 1884, in Helena, Montana, 43-year-old Deputy U.S. Marshal Page Murdock is ordered to travel south and capture bandits responsible for terrorizing the ...Read Review

The Tick of Death

By Peter Lovesey - Published 2009

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Peter Lovesey richly deserves the many awards and honors bestowed upon him since his premier novel, the extravagantly titled Wobble to Death, in 1970. ...Read Review

The Good Thief

By Hannah Tinti - Published 2009

Genres:

Literary

Twelve year-old Ren does not have much hope of being adopted from St. Anthony’s orphanage at which he was abandoned by persons ...Read Review

Murder on the Cliffs

By Joanna Challis - Published 2009

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

In 1921, aspiring novelist Daphne du Maurier undertakes a holiday in Cornwall to explore ancient records in an abbey. What she finds is a ...Read Review

The People’s Train

By Thomas Keneally - Published 2009

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

This is a fictionalised biography of Artem Sergiev, prisoner in pre-revolutionary Russia who fled to Australia in 1911. In Thomas Keneally’s hands the ...Read Review

Ruby’s Spoon

By Anna Lawrence Pietroni - Published 2010

Genres:

Literary

Small, landlocked, and economically depressed in 1933, the English town of Cradle Cross isn’t a place one goes for an adventure. The main ...Read Review

Colony

By Hugo Wilcken - Published 2010

Genres:

Literary

From the mid-19th century until World War II, French criminals were often deported to penal colonies in South America, such as Devil’...Read Review

On Viney’s Mountain

By Joan Donaldson - Published 2009

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Viney Walker’s world is changing, and she doesn’t like it one bit. Orphaned along with her older brother and sister as ...Read Review

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