HNR Issue 56 (May 2011)

In the Shadow of Gotham

By Stefanie Pintoff - Published 2010



After the untimely death of his fiancée in the General Slocum ferry disaster, Detective Simon Ziele has transferred away from the city ...Read Review

The House of Hope

By Audrey Willsher - Published 2011


At the end of the Second World War there were over a million German soldiers and airmen in Britain, more than served outside ...Read Review

Kat, Incorrigible

By Stephanie Burgis - Published 2010Published 2011


Children/Young AdultFantasy

In 1803 England, mischievous twelve-year-old Kat must deal with her stern stepmother and disapproving elder sisters who constantly criticize her inquisitiveness and recklessness. Threatened ...Read Review

Never a Gentleman

By Eileen Dreyer - Published 2011



Readers first met Grace Fairchild, worthy friend and daughter of a general in the Napoleonic Wars, who stalwartly accompanied her father on campaign ...Read Review

The House of Dead Maids

By Clare B. Dunkle - Published 2010


Children/Young Adult

When Tabby comes to Seldom House as the new maid, she quickly realizes that things are not as they should be. Though the ...Read Review

The Girl in the Gatehouse

By Julie Klassen - Published 2010



Basing her book on several elements and characters of Austen novels and on Jane’s life itself, Klassen combines numerous characters, situations, and ...Read Review

At Midnight in a Flaming Town

By Lorraine Bateman - By Paul Cole - Published 2011


This collaborative story, inspired by written reports, documents and diaries, reveals the impact and consequences for both real and imaginary characters in Belgium ...Read Review

Selling Hope

By Kristin O'Donnell Tubb - Published 2010


Children/Young Adult

Thirteen-year-old Hope McDaniels is tired of playing vaudeville houses. Her magician father has been dragging her around the country since her mother’s ...Read Review

The Katyn Order

By Douglas W. Jacobson - Published 2011



Poland’s dilemma has always been based on geography. Located between Germany and Russia, Poland and its people have time and again been ...Read Review

The Girl in the Painted Caravan

By Eva Petulengro - Published 2011



Eva Petulengro was born into the last generation of Romanies who lived the travelling life in painted wooden caravans. She reveals in this ...Read Review