HNR Issue 74 (November 2015)

The Secret Chord

By Geraldine Brooks - Published 2015



King David needs little introduction to those raised in the Judeo-Christian faiths (he’s also a prophet of Islam), but readers without any ...Read Review

Ice Queen: Book Two of Odd Tangle-Hair’s Saga

By Bruce Macbain - Published 2015



Odd Tangle-Hair, exiled Icelander and skald to Harald, renegade prince of Norway, is deeply enmeshed in the politics and personalities of Novgorod. To ...Read Review

Master of Shadows

By Neil Oliver - Published 2015



This sweeping epic set in the mid-15th century has many of the ingredients of the traditional historical novel à la Sir Walter Scott: ...Read Review

Shakespeare No More: A Jacobean Mystery

By Tony Hays - Published 2015



Knowing he is dying, William Shakespeare summons his estranged childhood friend to his bedside to find out who poisoned him. Simon Saddler knows ...Read Review

The Trouble with Patience

By Maggie Brendan - Published 2014



Montana Territory, 1866. The Civil War has ended and Nevada City, a rugged mining town, is a magnet for those who, like spinster Patience ...Read Review

Whose Business Is to Die

By Adrian Goldsworthy - Published 2015



If you want to know what a battle in the Napoleonic Wars was like from the inside, then you should look no further ...Read Review

Love in the Time of Scandal

By Caroline Linden - Published 2015



London, 1822. Benedict Lennox is handsome and titled but lacks money to give him independence from his cruel, abusive father. He seems to have ...Read Review

The Children of Silence

By Linda Stratmann - Published 2015



In the summer of 1880 workmen digging in a filthy London canal basin uncover human remains. The wife of a missing businessman engages proto-female ...Read Review

Twain’s End

By Lynn Cullen - Published 2015


The thin line between the persona of Mark Twain and the author, Samuel Clemens, is explored in this emotional and revealing fictionalization of ...Read Review

Wherever There Is Light

By Peter Golden - Published 2015


In 1920, fifteen-year-old Julian leaves Germany for America because of his dictatorial Jewish father, Professor Rose. He becomes wealthy by joining a Newark bootlegging ...Read Review

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