HNR Issue 53 (August 2010)

The Transformation of Bartholomew Fortuno

By Ellen Bryson - Published 2010

Genres:

Literary

In 1865, the complacent Bartholomew Fortuno, billed as the World’s Thinnest Man by P.T. Barnum, enjoys his life as one of Barnum’...Read Review

Kings of the North

By Cecelia Holland - Published 2010

Genres:

Kings of the North opens with England being ruled ineffectively by Ethelred, his sons ripe for rebellion, and the Danes poised for usurpation. ...Read Review

A Murder of Crows

By P. F. Chisholm - Published 2010

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

I am delighted to see the return of Sir Robert Carey and Sergeant Dodd after so many years! This is the fifth in ...Read Review

The Pindar Diamond

By Katie Hickman - Published 2010

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This is a beautiful book set in a beautiful city, Venice at the beginning of the 17th century. It is the sequel to ...Read Review

Sword and Song

By Roz Southey - Published 2010

Genres:

FantasyMystery/Crime

Charles Patterson, musician by trade and detective by inclination, returns for another 18th-century murder mystery. This time he is called to the murder ...Read Review

My Dangerous Duke

By Gaelen Foley - Published 2010

Genres:

Romance

Kate Madsen was orphaned as a girl and raised by a family friend in an isolated cottage near the sea. She’s surprisingly ...Read Review

The Illusion of Murder

By Carol McCleary - Published 2010

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This is the second book in the adventures of Nellie Bly, ‘America’s first female investigative reporter’. The first book, The Alchemy of ...Read Review

Promise Bridge

By Eileen Clymer Schwab - Published 2010

Genres:

Epic

Promise Bridge is the debut novel from Schwab, a talented new voice in historical fiction. The novel is set in pre-Civil War Virginia, ...Read Review

The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag

By Alan Bradley - Published 2010

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Flavia de Luce is eleven years old, bold, precocious and great fun. In 1950 in the village of Bishop’s Lacey, Flavia lives in ...Read Review

The Jewel of St Petersburg

By Kate Furnivall - Published 2010

Genres:

Epic

In 1910, Valentina Ivanova is arguably the most beautiful girl in aristocratic circles of St. Petersburg. In addition, she is an accomplished pianist who ...Read Review

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