HNR Issue 59 (February 2012)

The Anatomist’s Apprentice

By Tessa Harris - Published 2012

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeThriller

In 1781, when young Lord Crick dies of convulsions, his sister Lydia seeks the help of Dr. Silkstone to ascertain the cause. Silkstone is ...Read Review

The Good Hope

By W. Glyn Jones (trans.) - By William Heinesen - Published 2011

Genres:

Literary

William Heinesen was a native of the Faeroe Islands – where this book is set – although he wrote in Danish. He was renowned as ...Read Review

The Schoolmaster’s Daughter

By John Smolens - Published 2011

Genres:

Adventure

This story, an action-packed, superbly written piece of historical fiction, takes place in Boston and covers the two months from Paul Revere’s ...Read Review

The Winter Palace

By Eva Stachniak - Published 2012

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

When shy Princess Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst arrives at the Russian court to marry Empress Elizabeth Petrovna’s nephew and heir, Peter, no one ...Read Review

Unrest in Eden

By Florence Byham Weinberg - Published 2011

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeThriller

Unrest in Eden is the fourth novel in a series about the adventures of Father Ignaz Pfefferkorn, a character based upon a real-life 18...Read Review

At the King’s Pleasure (Secrets of the Tudor Court)

By Kate Emerson - Published 2011

Genres:

Biographical FictionRomance

The successful author of Pleasure Palace, Between Two Queens and By Royal Decree returns us to the ever-popular Tudor court and another real ...Read Review

A Country Gentleman

By Ann Barker - Published 2011

Genres:

Romance

Lavinia Muir and her friend, the flirtatious Isobel Macclesfield, visit Lavinia’s godmother and her son, Lord Thurlby. He can only recall a ...Read Review

Iago

By David Snodin - Published 2012

Genres:

Adventure

Iago, Shakespeare’s famous villain, has escaped from Cyprus, leaving a trail of corpses behind him. He falls into the hands of Annibale ...Read Review

The Black Hawk

By Joanna Bourne - Published 2011

Genres:

Romance

Joanna Bourne always manages to pack her historical romances with plenty of plot twists, multi-layered characters, and deftly placed historical detail, yet she ...Read Review

The Judas Blade

By John Pilkington - Published 2011

Genres:

AdventureThriller

Betsy Brand, an actress in the relaxed culture of Restoration England, is doing well financially, but her friends and family are not. Being ...Read Review

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