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By Jake Arnott -
At first sight this is a conspiracy thriller, although more ‘literary’ than most, as one would expect from Sceptre. It has the usual ...Read Review
By P. C. Doherty -
The 17th entry in the Sir Hugh Corbett medieval mysteries opens with a “locked cell” murder of a much-hated, highly placed judge who ...Read Review
By Tamera Alexander -
Featuring the courageous Civil War figure Adelicia Acklen, this first in a series begins with the risky romance between Adelicia’s newest personal ...Read Review
By Nancy Herriman -
An inspiring yet predictable story of love blooming between different social classes, The Irish Healer depicts the story of Rachel Dunne, accused murderer. ...Read Review
By James McGee -
Published 2006Published 2012
The Bow Street Runners, generally accepted as London’s first professional police force, was founded in 1749 and operated in London until 1839, when the ...Read Review
By Ann Shorey -
Faith has little faith in herself or her aging grandfather. They are both struggling to overcome the losses of the War Between the ...Read Review
By John Campbell Clark - By Mindy Starnes Clark -
Kelsey Tate is a rising star in the family business built by her great-grandmother Adele, a survivor of the Titanic. But just when ...Read Review
By Annie Groves -
The second of the No. 13 Article Row (a street address) series continues with the lives of three girls lodging with a widow and ...Read Review
By Alison McQueen -
1925. When James MacDonald, a lonely Scots tea planter in Assam, took a beautiful Indian girl as a concubine, he did not foresee two ...Read Review
By Adriana Trigiani -
This sprawling history begins in the Italian Alps in the early 20th century. It takes a while for teenaged Ciro and Enza to ...Read Review
Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society's print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books.
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