HNR Issue 74 (November 2015)

Everyone Has Their Reasons

By Joseph Matthews - Published 2015


Biographical FictionLiterary

Joseph Matthews has created a fictional picture of the little-known Herschel Grynszpan, a “teenage assassin” whose killing of a consular official in the ...Read Review

The Big Green Tent

By Ludmila Ulitskaya - By Polly Gannon (trans.) - Published 2015



Ludmila Ulitskaya’s 500-plus page, classically Russian novel The Big Green Tent offers a tale of three schoolboys drawn together by their shared ...Read Review

The Lure of the Moonflower (The Final Pink Carnation Novel)

By Lauren Willig - Published 2015



This is the final (sob!) chapter of Pink Carnation stories. In 2005, our series narrator, Eloise, has abandoned her Ph.D. thesis to pen ...Read Review

Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life

By P. J. Hoover - Published 2014


Children/Young AdultFantasy

This is the tale of King Tutankhamun’s journey through eternity after his wicked Uncle Horemheb, who was responsible for slaying his parents, ...Read Review

I Survived: The Great Chicago Fire, 1871

By Lauren Tarshis - Published 2015


AdventureChildren/Young Adult

This is the eleventh book in the I Survived series of novels for young readers focusing on catastrophic events in history. The “I” ...Read Review

The Harlot Countess

By Joanna Shupe - Published 2015



The second book in the Wicked Deceptions series describes how Lady Maggie Hawkins fights back against public disgrace after she is unjustly blamed ...Read Review

The Final Page of Baker Street

By Daniel D. Victor - Published 2014



This is a highly entertaining entry in the Sherlock Holmes canon that posits that Holmes’ last page was one “Master R.T. Chandler.” ...Read Review

Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors: Faith, Power, and Violence in the Age of Crusade and Jihad

By Brian A. Catlos - Published 2014



If you’re looking for a source to simplify your cast of characters or timeline for a black-and-white novel of the Crusades or ...Read Review

Day of Atonement: A Novel of the Maccabean Revolt

By David A. deSilva - Published 2015


The story line of this debut novel revolves around the increased oppression dished out by the regime of Antiochus IV and his puppeteers ...Read Review

Banquo’s Son

By T. K. Roxborogh - Published 2015


The greedy, maniacal and brutal tyrant Macbeth has murdered his king, Duncan, the entire family of another thane, MacDuff, and Macbeth’s own ...Read Review