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By R. N. Morris -
Detective Inspector Silas Quinn heads the Special Crimes Unit of New Scotland Yard, using the burgeoning technology of the early 20th century to ...Read Review
By Shirley Graetz -
She Wrote on Clay depicts daily life in the ancient Mesopotamian city of Sippar with great detail and scholarly research. I enjoyed Graetz’...Read Review
By Robert Lyndon -
In this sequel to Hawk Quest, Vallon, older, harder and perhaps even wiser, has become one of Byzantium’s great generals. Emperor Alexius ...Read Review
By Rory Clements -
This is the sixth novel in Clements’ John Shakespeare series, although it is a prequel to his first book and is set in 1582. ...Read Review
By Deborah Swift -
Set in Jacobean London in 1609 and then Spain, this book tells of both the fashionable lace trade and the religious conflicts between Catholics ...Read Review
By Johnny D. Boggs -
Though it saw few major Civil War battles, Arkansas is riven in 1864. Its residents hail from both North and South, and regard each ...Read Review
By Lian Hearn -
Akabane Sei IX is an aging storyteller in the traditional rakugo style of mostly woolly yarns. To his horror, he has hit a ...Read Review
By Wayne D. Overholser -
Young Clay Roland learns that his father has died suddenly at his ranch in Skull Mesa. During the late 19th century, powerful ranchers ...Read Review
By Sally Beauman -
In 1922, eleven-year-old Lucy Payne is sent to the invigorating climate of Egypt to aid in her recovery from a near-fatal bout of typhoid. ...Read Review
By Justin Go -
In 1916, a few days before going to war, Ashley Walsingham falls in love with Imogen Soames-Andersson. In 1996 San Francisco, Tristan Campbell learns that ...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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