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By Lori Handeland -
Imagine that Shakespeare is a vampire, and that the Dark Lady he wrote about in his sonnets is a zombie-hunter named Kate, and ...Read Review
By Marie-Louise Jensen -
Sophia is an intelligent, energetic girl who reads Aphra Behn’s plays, rides horses and is a crack shot. She also has a ...Read Review
By Louise Borden -
His Name Was Raoul Wallenberg is a non-fiction account about how Wallenberg, a Swedish businessman and humanitarian, rescued thousands of Jews from the ...Read Review
By Mesu Andrews -
King David, renowned Israeli king, is lying on his deathbed, comforted by Abishag, the woman taken from the Northern Tribe of Shunem to ...Read Review
By Amanda Forester -
A sealed missive orders Morrigan McNab’s brother to kill the bishop. In his absence, the task falls to her. If she fails, ...Read Review
By Sara Poole -
Rome, 1593. Francesca Giordano, a young woman of dark passions and even darker talents, is the court poisoner to Pope Alexander VI, Rodrigo Borgia. ...Read Review
By Gaelen Foley -
In 1816, Drake, the Earl of Westwood has always fought for good as part of the Inferno Club. But then the evil Prometheus cult ...Read Review
By Anthony Horowitz -
To the delight of Sherlock fans everywhere, there’s been a definite surge of renewed interest in Sherlock Holmes in recent years thanks ...Read Review
By Jillian Stone -
Phaeton Black, paranormal investigator, operates in Victorian London. He is charming, clever, playful, ruthless when he needs to be — and, above all, a ...Read Review
By Peter James Cottrell -
Disillusioned by his experiences in the First World War, Kevin Flynn returns to his home in Ireland and takes a post in the ...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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