HNR Issue 65 (August 2013)

The Tomb of Alexander

By Séan Hemingway - Published 2013



Tom Carr is a modern-day archeologist leading a dig in Crete when a delicious new lead is found on an ancient stele. It ...Read Review

My Beautiful Hippie

By Janet Nichols Lynch - Published 2013


Children/Young Adult

Joanne is a sixteen-year-old girl living in San Francisco during the 1967 “Summer of Love.” Amid preparations for her sister’s wedding, worries about ...Read Review

Rose Under Fire

By Elizabeth Wein - Published 2013


Children/Young Adult

Rose Justice is an eighteen-year-old American pilot who travels to England in August 1944 and joins the Air Transport Auxiliary. Rose, a budding poet, ...Read Review

Manuscript Found in Accra

By Margaret Jull Costa (trans.) - By Paulo Coelho - Published 2013



The entire plot of Manuscript Found in Accra occurs in the first ten pages. Coelho is the recipient of a translation of some ...Read Review

When the Jungle is Silent

By James Boschert - Published 2011


Jason is stationed in Penang, an island just off the Malaysian coast, in 1964. Young and rudderless, he finds a purpose when he meets ...Read Review


By Jo Walton - Published 2013


Alternate HistoryMystery/Crime

Jo Walton’s 2006 novel, now reissued in paperback, is set in a counter-historical Britain of the late 1940s. It is both a traditional “...Read Review

Send Me Safely Back Again

By Adrian Goldsworthy - Published 2013



This is the third novel in Adrian Goldsworthy’s Napoleonic series focusing on the men of the British 106th Foot. Send Me Safely ...Read Review

The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime

By Judith Flanders - Published 2011Published 2013



Cain might object to the theft of credit for his invention, but otherwise the title of this work sums things up rather nicely. ...Read Review

Rebekah (Wives of the Patriarchs, Book 2)

By Jill Eileen Smith - Published 2013



The story of Rebekah, found in the book of Genesis, is one known to multiple faiths. Rebekah, the young woman at the well, ...Read Review

The Corpse Reader

By Antonio Garrido - By Thomas Bunstead (trans.) - Published 2013



Song Cí, a promising young scholar in medieval China, must give up his dream of taking the examination for imperial service when his ...Read Review