HNR Issue 72 (May 2015)

The Italian Wife

By Kate Furnivall - Published 2014-11-25Published 2015

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Set in Mussolini’s Italy in 1932, this novel certainly starts with drama. Isabella Berotti is sitting in a café when she is asked ...Read Review

People of the Song Trail

By Kathleen O'Neal Gear - By W. Michael Gear - Published 2015

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The People recall with horror the arrival several years ago of the Wobee, the raiders with their large ships who departed having kidnapped ...Read Review

Love’s Alchemy: A John Donne Mystery

By Bryan Crockett - Published 2015

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Mystery/Crime

It’s fashionable now to take popular writers from the past and turn them into sleuths. I was intrigued by this debut novel ...Read Review

A June of Ordinary Murders

By Conor Brady - Published 2015

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Mystery/Crime

It is 1887. Victoria is celebrating her 50th year as monarch, Ireland is sweltering under record heat, and among the scores of weather-related deaths ...Read Review

The Devil’s Making

By Seán Haldane - Published 2014 (US & CAN)Published 2015 (UK)

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Mystery/Crime

It’s 1869, and Victoria, Canada is a diverse place. Europeans, Americans, Indians, and Chinese all inhabit the rough-and-tumble colony. Oxford-educated Chad Hobbes, fresh ...Read Review

The House of Hawthorne

By Erika Robuck - Published 2015

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Biographical Fiction

Erika Robuck has built her career on dramatizing the lives of America’s artistic greats. In The House of Hawthorne, she delves into ...Read Review

Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman

By Tessa Arlen - Published 2015

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Clementine, Lady Montfort is preparing her lavish annual costume ball. Flowers are delicately arranged, sumptuous food is prepared and the staff is on ...Read Review

Blackmail, My Love

By Katie Gilmartin - Published 2014

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Mystery/Crime

Josie O’Connor arrives in 1950s San Francisco after her brother, Jimmy, fails to phone her as expected. A former policeman, Jimmy had ...Read Review

The Good Know Nothing: A Tom Hickey Novel

By Ken Kuhlken - Published 2014

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Mystery/Crime

Enter a world of dust and desperation, where poverty and corruption are rife and casual violence is the norm. It’s 1936, and after ...Read Review

Orhan’s Inheritance

By Aline Ohanesian - Published 2015

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“And if he is Turkish, what does that mean? Is he the prodigal son of a democratic republic or a descendant of genocide ...Read Review