HNR Issue 59 (February 2012)

Rose Cottage

By Mary Stewart - Published 2011



A couple of years after World War II has ended, Kate Herrick is living in London, alone, her husband having been killed in ...Read Review

Velazquez and the Surrender of Breda: The Making of a Masterpiece

By Anthony Bailey - Published 2011



Diego Velazquez is perhaps best known for his rendering of one of the few Spanish victories during the long war with the Netherlands; ...Read Review

Guerrilla Leader: T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt

By James J. Schneider - Published 2011



Professor of Military Theory James Schneider examines the leadership genius of T.E. Lawrence, known to history as “Lawrence of Arabia.” Schneider demonstrates ...Read Review

Open Wound: The Tragic Obsession of Dr. William Beaumont

By Jason Karlawish - Published 2011


Biographical Fiction

Dr. William Beaumont did not realize right away that the gunshot blast that blew a hole in the side of Alexis St. Martin ...Read Review

The Silver Lotus

By Thomas Steinbeck - Published 2011



During the last decades of the 19th century, the ruggedly handsome and dashing sea trader Captain Jeremiah Macy Hammond, descended from stern New ...Read Review

Literally Dead

By James Conroy - Published 2011



In Depression-era Chicago, Amos Jansen, clerk at the Chicago Modern Literature Society, welcomes Ernest Hemingway to the city to give a reading. Shortly ...Read Review

Gillespie and I

By Jane Harris - Published 2011Published 2012



Harriet Baxter is sitting in her flat in Bloomsbury in 1933 writing her memoir of events that took place in Glasgow in 1888 at the ...Read Review

The Lost Book of Mala R.

By Rose MacDowell - Published 2011


MacDowell’s novel tells the story of three California women in the present, each affected in different ways by the journal of a ...Read Review

The Promise

By Susan Sallis - Published 2011


May Thorpe is 11 years old on the night of the air raid on Coventry. Her adored brother Jack is missing after Dunkirk and ...Read Review

Hill of Bones

By Bernard Knight - By Ian Morson - By Karen Maitland - By Philip Gooden - By Susanna Gregory - By The Medieval Murderers - Published 2011


Mystery/CrimeShort Stories

This is an anthology of mystery novellas by the writing team of Susanna Gregory, Bernard Knight, Karen Maitland, Ian Morson, and Philip Gooden, ...Read Review