HNR Issue 69 (August 2014)

Murder and Mendelssohn

By Kerry Greenwood - Published 2014



When a disliked chorus conductor turns up dead, sheet music from Mendelssohn’s Messiah crammed down his throat, it’s up to Detective ...Read Review


By Maria Hummel - Published 2014


Motherland is a disturbing novel. Set in Germany during the last months of the war, it’s the story of Frank Kappus, a ...Read Review

The Advocate

By Randy Singer - Published 2013



As a young assessore serving as legal counsel to Pontius Pilate, Theophilus comes up with a brilliant way to avoid crucifying an innocent ...Read Review

Sisters of Treason

By Elizabeth Fremantle - Published 2014Published 2014-07-08


Biographical Fiction

The tragedy of the Grey sisters is brought to vibrant life with rich historical detail and a strong narrative in this weighty novel ...Read Review

Killer Poker (The Loner series Book 8)

By J.A. Johnstone - By Tessa Harris - Published 2011-04-01Published 2014



In 1783 London, American anatomist Dr. Thomas Silkstone is thrust into a world of sorcery and racial prejudice. Entrusted with the specimens recovered from ...Read Review

What is Visible: A Novel

By Kimberly Elkins - Published 2014Published 2014-06-26


Biographical Fiction

Imagine being deprived of sight and hearing at the age of two. Your mother’s voice and the color of the sky become ...Read Review

The Last Kind Words Saloon: A Novel

By Larry McMurtry - Published 2014Published 2014-07-18



The 1881 shootout near the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona has fascinated the world for over a century. The Clanton and McLaury brothers ...Read Review

Strange Gods

By Annamaria Alfieri - Published 2014Published 2014-07-15



In 1911 British East Africa, in a tiny settlement outside Nairobi, Scottish missionaries, doctors, and plantation owners tread a fine dividing line of “rules ...Read Review

Kill My Mother

By Jules Feiffer - Published 2014


This graphic novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Feiffer is a gender-bending take on 1930s-40s noir. In 1933, teen-aged bad apple Annie tortures her ...Read Review

The Venetian Venture

By Suzette A. Hill - Published 2014



Rosy Gilchrist is in Venice, authorised to offer twenty guineas on behalf of the British Museum for a specific signed and annotated first ...Read Review

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