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By S. D. Sykes -
This is the third novel in Sykes’ Somershill Manor series, but can be read as a standalone. Set in 1358 Venice, as Oswald de ...Read Review
By Caroline Barry -
1756, English-ruled Ireland, and its largest city, Dublin, is experiencing its own version of the murderous rampage of London’s Jack the Ripper. A ...Read Review
By Andrea Boeshaar -
This book follows Carrie Ann Collier and her sister, Margaret, through the last days of the American Civil War. The women had endured ...Read Review
By Hannah Kent -
A small village in early 19th-century Ireland is featured in this rustic tale of superstition and folklore. Nóra Leahy’s newly motherless ...Read Review
By Ralph Peters -
The fifth installment of Peters’ Battle Hymn Cycle series focuses on the last combat between regular forces of the United States and the ...Read Review
By Frances Brody -
Published 2016Published 2017
Private investigator Kate Shackleton is in dire need of a holiday, and heads from London to the seaside town of Whitby to rest ...Read Review
By Jim Eldridge -
Set in London, England, in 1921, this is the second mystery in the DCI Paul Stark series. Stark is a widower, the father of ...Read Review
By Suzette A. Hill -
It’s 1960, and Lady Fawcett accepts an invitation to the set of a film being shot in Suffolk by her daughter Amy’s ...Read Review
By Harley Mazuk -
Down-and-out private eye Frank Swiver needs one more case to keep his agency going. Out of the blue comes an offer to discuss ...Read Review
By Graham Swift -
Published 2016Published 2017
Despite the title, Mothering Sunday is lacking in mothers. It is the story of what a young housemaid and orphan, Jane Fairchild, chooses ...Read Review
Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society's print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books.
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