HNR Issue 67 (February 2014)

I Always Loved You

By Robin Oliveira - Published 2014


Biographical Fiction

“Paris is raining,” Mary Cassatt says at the beginning of Robin Oliveira’s second historical novel, revealing Cassatt’s fondness of thinking of ...Read Review

Savage Girl

By Jean Zimmerman - Published 2014



Wealthy New Yorker Hugo Delegate is discovered next to the mutilated body of his friend, Bev Willets. With his history of nervous disorders ...Read Review

The Canary

By Michael Loyd Gray - Published 2013


Amelia Earhart was born to take to the air. She grew up a tomboy, learned to fly at the age of 23, set her ...Read Review

The Prisoner of the Riviera

By Janice Law - Published 2014



The second outing for 20th-century painter Francis Bacon as an accidental sleuth opens with a bang: “The war was over: Herr Hitler was ...Read Review

Critical Mass

By Sara Paretsky - Published 2013



Critical Mass presents an interesting genre mix: political thriller, detective story and time-slip novel. Although mostly set in the 21st century, it contains ...Read Review

A Star for Mrs. Blake

By April Smith - Published 2014


Though it’s been thirteen years since her son Sammy died at Verdun, Cora Blake still feels the sting of the decision to ...Read Review

The Medici Mirror

By Melissa Bailey - Published 2013



Sixteenth-century France, and the King’s unloved bride, Catherine de Medici, nourishes hatred, focusing on her husband’s mistress, Diane de Poitiers, using ...Read Review

Fiendish Schemes

By K. W. Jeter - Published 2013



In 1987, K.W. Jeter coined the term “steam-punks” to refer to the cyberpunk variant of literature that he, and others, had begun to ...Read Review

Diamonds and Deceit

By Leila Rasheed - Published 2014


Children/Young AdultRomance

London, 1913. In this, the second of the Somerton novels, we follow the fortunes of Lady Rose, once a housemaid, and now the acknowledged ...Read Review

The King’s Grave: The Discovery of Richard III’s Lost Burial Place and the Clues It Holds

By Michael Jones - By Philippa Langley - Published 2013



The King’s Grave is a history-making book which I had trouble putting down. The final hours of Richard III, England’s last ...Read Review