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By Kerry Greenwood -
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 -
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
By Tessa Afshar -
Published 2014Published 2014-08-15
The Book of Ruth is a touching Biblical account of piety and devotion, following a young widow who accompanied her mother-in-law into a ...Read Review
By Conn Iggulden -
Published 2014Published 2014-07-08
In this first of an anticipated trilogy, Iggulden turns his attention to the two powerful noble houses with potential claims to the English ...Read Review
By Paul Lawrence -
The hot and plague-haunted summer of 1665 is a very bad time to be in London, but Harry Lytle, former Tower clerk and now ...Read Review
By Jo Beverley -
England, 1817. In this Regency romance, Lucy Potter, a cit’s wealthy daughter, is forced by social circumstances to have a London season. She ...Read Review
By Caroline Linden -
Published 2014Published 2014-05-08
This enjoyable Regency romance is second in a series inspired by reader interest in Fifty Shades of Grey. Not only do we find ...Read Review
By Bob Van Laerhoven - By Brian Doyle (trans.) -
“Love could be the cruelest motive, he thought. And blood the oldest messenger.” As the Prussians bear down on Paris in 1870, a series ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Cooke -
Published 2014Published 2014-07-01
The Wild Dark Flowers is the second novel in the Rutherford Park series. It begins in 1915. Harry Cavendish, the son and heir, is ...Read Review
By Dolores Gordon-Smith -
An exhibition of church art sounds sedate, but murder soon intrudes into this cozy, 1920s English mystery. Set in London and bucolic Whimbrell ...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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