HNR Issue 73 (August 2015)

The Fifth Heart

By Dan Simmons - Published 2015



What happens when a despondent and suicidal Henry James meets Sherlock Holmes on the banks of the Seine in Paris in 1893? In the ...Read Review


By Rachel Billington - Published 2015



This year all the remembrances of the beginning of hostilities between the major players in the First World War are honouring 100 years of ...Read Review

The Dressmaker

By Rosalie Ham - Published 2015


Tillie Dunnage returns to her small, rural Australian town to care for her mentally ill mother. Something mysterious happened many years ago that ...Read Review

Scent of Triumph

By Jan Moran - Published 2015


This novel begins in September 1939. Danielle Bretancourt and her husband, Max, have left their young son, Nicky, with his grandmother in Poland and ...Read Review

A Flying Affair

By Carla Stewart - Published 2015



The 1920s was an exciting era of human endeavor. In A Flying Affair, set in 1927, Mittie Humphreys joins the many women who are ...Read Review

The Debt of Tamar

By Nicole Dweck - Published 2015



This is a generational story that begins in Portugal in 1544. The wealthy merchant family of Mendez is honored by the Queen, who is ...Read Review

The Watchman of Eternity

By Paul Witcover - Published 2015



It’s 1752, and Jacobite agent Thomas Aylesford is trying to bring to Paris the Hunter, a mysterious, clock-shaped weapon that could turn the ...Read Review

The Detective’s Assistant

By Kate Hannigan - Published 2015


AdventureChildren/Young AdultMystery/Crime

The recently orphaned Nell Warne arrives on her Aunt Kate’s doorstep hoping they can put the past behind them. But Kate is ...Read Review

The Audacious Crimes of Colonel Blood

By Robert Hutchinson - Published 2015



This is the truly astonishing story of one man and his many adventures. The 17th-century soldier and spy Colonel Thomas Blood is perhaps ...Read Review

The Forgotten Family

By Beryl Matthews - Published 2006 (US)Published 2015 (UK)


In 1890, Queenie Bonner is a happy and boisterous two-year old living in the slums of London. When she is ‘sold’ by her parents ...Read Review