HNR Issue 68 (May 2014)

Daughter of the Gods

By Stephanie Thornton - Published 2014

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

For those passionate about ancient Egypt, there are few pharaohs as intriguing as Hatshepsut. In Thornton’s telling, Hatshepsut is the pharaoh’s ...Read Review

The Castle of Whispers

By Carole Martinez - Published 2014

Genres:

Literary

The Castle of Whispers is the tale of 15-year-old Esclarmonde, who, on her wedding day, chooses the living death of an anchorite over ...Read Review

Beatrice and Benedick

By Marina Fiorato - Published 2014Published 2015

Genres:

Written as a prequel to Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, this book tells what might have happened prior to the events of ...Read Review

Secrecy

By Rupert Thomson - Published 2014

Genres:

LiteraryThriller

Set in late 17th-century Florence at the Medici court of the Grand Duke Cosimo III, Secrecy tells the story of Zummo, a talented ...Read Review

Men of Violence

By Bill Brooks - Published 2014

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeWestern

Fifth in the John Henry Cole series, this Western’s protagonist is a frontier detective. A former lawman, he now collects bounty by ...Read Review

Diamonds & Dust

By Carol Hedges - Published 2013

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Here we have a fast-paced, sharply characterised slice of Victoriana, set in London in 1860. There is a nippy, present-tense narrative with the same ...Read Review

In Pursuit

By Sharman Burson Ramsey - Published 2013

Genres:

Joie Kinkaid is astounded to see Godfrey Winkel in a London café. Godfrey had sneered at the “half-breed” girl back in Alabama, but ...Read Review

Bitter Spirits

By Jenn Bennett - Published 2013

Genres:

Romance

In San Francisco, during the Roaring Twenties, Aida Palmer makes a living conjuring up the spirits of the dead at sold-out audiences in ...Read Review

Annie’s Promise

By Margaret Graham - Published 2013

Genres:

1950s Britain is re-building after the war. Annie Manon has had a traumatic war as a prisoner of the Japanese; now, she wants ...Read Review

The Undertaking

By Audrey Magee - Published 2014

Genres:

LiteraryMilitary

Desperate to escape the Eastern Front, German soldier, Peter Faber, makes an arranged marriage to Katharina Spinell, the daughter of an ambitious Nazi. ...Read Review