HNR Issue 65 (August 2013)

Death of a Dowager

By Joanna Campbell Slan - Published 2013



Jane Eyre and her husband Rochester travel to London in 1821 to visit an ocular specialist who might be able to restore his eyesight, ...Read Review

Midnight in St Petersburg

By Vanora Bennett - Published 2013



Set during the convulsions and upheavals of revolutionary Russia, this novel is centred around Inna Feldman, who decides to flee Kiev after witnessing ...Read Review

Blood from a Stone

By Dolores Gordon-Smith - Published 2013



In her latest 1920s mystery (after Trouble Brewing, 2012), Gordon-Smith keeps intrepid writer/investigator Jack Haldean busy with a grisly killing on a train, ...Read Review

The Mannequin House

By R. N. Morris - Published 2013



This murder mystery is set in 1914, but the historical setting is not a strong element in its pages. It reads like Golden Age ...Read Review

The Gallery of Vanished Husbands

By Natasha Solomons - Published 2013


In late 1950s London, Juliet Montague lives between two worlds. In the world of her conservative Jewish community, she’s an aguna, a ...Read Review

Leaving Yuma

By Michael Zimmer - Published 2013



In 1907, J.T. Latham is serving a prison term in the Yuma Territorial Penitentiary for smuggling goods in Mexico. Because of his knowledge ...Read Review

Order of Darkness: Stormbringers

By Philippa Gregory - Published 2013


AdventureChildren/Young Adult

Luca Vero and his traveling companions continue their search for signs of the End of Days in this fast-paced sequel to Changeling, which ...Read Review

Plague: A Cross on the Door

By Ann Turnbull - Published 2013


Children/Young Adult

1665, London. It’s been a long, hot summer, and plague threatens. Nine-year-old Sam works for a shoemaker in one of London’s narrow, ...Read Review

Elizabeth’s Bedfellows

By Anna Whitelock - Published 2013Published 2014



Elizabeth Tudor faced dangers all her life. She was frequently ill, had rival claimants to the throne, was afraid of assassination by English ...Read Review

Millie’s Treasure

By Kathleen Y’Barbo - Published 2013



Millie Jean Cope—heiress to the failing Cope fortune—wants only one thing: To be a scientist. But in 1880s Tennessee, science is ...Read Review