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By Kerry Greenwood -
Kerry Greenwood is known for Jazz Age mysteries, but Out of the Black Land is a different animal. Eighteenth dynasty Egypt is portrayed ...Read Review
By Isolde Martyn -
Mistress Elizabeth Shore is all that a royal mistress should be, and way more! Getting a taste of what the upper class is ...Read Review
By Christina Courtenay -
The story is set in the 1640s, starting off in Japan and then going via Amsterdam to England at the time of the ...Read Review
By Amanda Cabot -
Cabot’s Western romance, the second in a trilogy (after Summer of Promise, 2012), follows a frightened young woman on the run. In 1878, Charlotte, ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Ludwig -
Cara Hamilton arrives in 1897 New York alone on an immigrant ship from Ireland, looking for her brother Eoghan, who fled to America after ...Read Review
By Fay Weldon -
Fay Weldon of Upstairs Downstairs fame has written this first of a trilogy, “delving into the decadent lives of masters and their servants ...Read Review
By David William Foster (trans.) - By José Pablo Feinmann -
David William Foster translated, re-edited and condensed Feinmann’s 2009 novel. In 1970, Peronist rebels kidnap former Argentine president Pedro Eugenio Aramburu, take him to ...Read Review
By Susanna Jones -
In the early 20th century, Grace Farringdon breaks with the inhibitive practices of her family and society, which held women in the Victorian ...Read Review
By Antonio Pennachi - By Judith Landry (trans.) -
Many dictators from Nero to Napoleon had set out to drain the Italy’s malarial Pontine Marshes, but it was Mussolini who finally ...Read Review
By Mary Jane Staples -
Spring 1918. Crash-landed in German-occupied France after an aerial duel with the Red Baron, wounded and desperate for escape, Captain Peter Marsh thinks his ...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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