HNR Issue 65 (August 2013)

Love in a Broken Vessel

By Mesu Andrews - Published 2013



When the prophet Hosea was told by Yahweh to marry a prostitute, he never imagined the outcome. Accompanied by the elder prophet Jonah, ...Read Review

The Handfasted Wife

By Carol McGrath - Published 2013


Biographical FictionLiterary

As we all know, the year 1066 was an eventful one. The struggle for the Crown triggered by the death of Edward the Confessor ...Read Review

Venus in Winter

By Gillian Bagwell - Published 2013


Biographical Fiction

Bess Hardwick lived during the Tudor era and belonged to a close-knit circle at the court of Henry VIII. She took center stage ...Read Review

At the Dying of the Year (Richard Nottingham Mysteries)

By Chris Nickson - Published 2013



The year is 1733, and it has not been an easy one for Richard Nottingham, Constable of Leeds. Still recovering from a stab wound, ...Read Review

The Death of Lyndon Wilder & the Consequences Thereof

By E.A. Dineley - Published 2013



I don’t normally comment on format, but I felt I had to with this novel. Its compact size (albeit with quite a ...Read Review

Peril on the Royal Train

By Edward Marston - Published 2013



Scotland, 1858. Inspector Colbeck and Sergeant Leeming are back on their tenth case. A goods train has been deliberately derailed by unknown perpetrators, leaving ...Read Review

The Daughters of Gentlemen

By Linda Stratmann - Published 2012



The strength, and possibly also the weakness, of this Victorian mystery lies in its intricate plotting. From the unpromising start of a minor ...Read Review

The Light in the Ruins

By Chris Bohjalian - Published 2013



What was it like for Italians and Germans to coexist as allies when the reality was that neither trusted each other? In 1943, the ...Read Review

The Children of Wrath

By Paul Grossman - Published 2013



This thriller, set in Depression-era Berlin, is the prequel to the action in The Sleepwalkers and features a younger Willi Kraus, married and ...Read Review

The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow

By Rita Leganski - Published 2013


Leganski has created a tale filled with the languid charm and mysticism of the Louisiana bayou. Her story of little Bonaventure, born posthumously ...Read Review

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