HNR Issue 76 (May 2016)

Work Like Any Other

By Virginia Reeves - Published 2016



Roscoe Martin is infatuated with two things: his wife and electricity. Both end up ruining him as a husband and father, and destroy ...Read Review

The Pounamu Prophecy

By Cindy Williams - Published 2015


From safety in the arms of her koro (grandfather), little Mere is distraught as she loses her teddy bear when their village burns ...Read Review

Masks and Shadows

By Stephanie Burgis - Published 2016



Set in 1779 Hungary, this thick porridge of a historical fantasy combines well-researched music history, alchemy, horror, mystery, political intrigue, and an unusual romance ...Read Review

Nancy Parker’s Diary of Detection

By Julia Lee - Published 2016


AdventureChildren/Young AdultMystery/Crime

London, 1920. Fourteen-year-old Nancy Parker leaves school and starts a Journal. She’s longing for real life to begin, preferably as a Detective! But ...Read Review

Wolf Hollow

By Lauren Wolk - Published 2016


Children/Young Adult

In western Pennsylvania during WWII, there was an area in between farmlands called Wolf Hollow. The name, coined several generations back, originated from ...Read Review

Free Men

By Katy Simpson Smith - Published 2016


For those who like a little adventure with their historical fiction, look no further than Free Men, a satisfying novel that addresses issues ...Read Review

Robert B. Parker’s Blackjack

By Robert Knott - Published 2016



Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch are the territorial marshals in Appaloosa, New Mexico during the late 19th century. A new gambling casino is ...Read Review

Where My Heart Used to Beat

By Sebastian Faulks - Published 2015Published 2016



A retired doctor flees London for the south of France but can’t escape his own buried trauma. That is the core story ...Read Review

Museum of Unheard (of) Things

By Roland Albrecht - Published 2015


What is the most popular museum in Berlin? One might think it the Neues Museum, which houses the famed bust of Nefertiti; the ...Read Review

Young Bond: Shoot to Kill

By Steve Cole - Published 2015


AdventureChildren/Young AdultMystery/Crime

After being expelled from Eton, fifteen-year-old James Bond is sent to a new school, Dartington Hall, for all of twelve days. On arrival, ...Read Review