HNR Issue 86 (November 2018)

The Splendor Before the Dark: A Novel of the Emperor Nero

By Margaret George - Published 2018

Genres:

Biographical FictionEpic

Margaret George’s epic novel, the second of two about the emperor Nero (after The Confessions of Young Nero), begins with Rome on ...Read Review

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter

By Hazel Gaynor - Published 2018

Genres:

Grace Darling loves life on Longstone Island, in Northumberland, England, where she helps her father with lighthouse duties at night and collects specimens ...Read Review

The Corset (UK) / The Poison Thread (US)

By Laura Purcell - Published 2018

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeThriller

This Victorian gothic tale, about two very different women whose lives intertwine, narrates the story of seamstress, Ruth, imprisoned for horrific murders, and ...Read Review

Pleasing Mr Pepys

By Deborah Swift - Published 2017

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Deb Willett is employed in the household of the diarist Samuel Pepys as a companion for his wife. She is there to help ...Read Review

The Inquisitor: Volume 5 (Thomas Berrington Historical Mystery)

By David Penny - Published 2018

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Brilliant doctor Thomas Berrington comes to Seville as personal physician to Spanish Queen Isabel during her pregnancy, in the years before the kingdom ...Read Review

The Monastery Murders (A Stanton and Barling Mystery)

By E.M. Powell - Published 2018

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

The Monastery Murders is the second of E.M. Powell’s mysteries set in the late 12th century and featuring the crime-fighting duo ...Read Review

Echo Hall

By Virginia Moffatt - Published 2017

Genres:

Saga

Newly married Ruth Flint comes to live at Echo Hall on the Anglo-Welsh border in 1990 with her husband, Adam. His grandfather, Jack, is ...Read Review

Murder in Belgravia

By Lynn Brittney - Published 2018Published 2019

Genres:

Mystery

London, May 1915. Lady Harriet Murcheson has confessed to the murder of her husband, but will only divulge the details to a married woman ...Read Review

Albi

By Hilary Shepherd - Published 2018

Genres:

Literary

Albi is a “then” and “now” story of an effect of the Spanish Civil War, specifically on the rural village of El Rincon, ...Read Review

A Fortune to India

By Tony Foot - Published 2018

Genres:

Adventure

Sergeant-Major Jack Finch returns home from the Crimea to deliver the effects of Captain James Fortune to his grieving fiancée, Lady Eleanor. ...Read Review

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