HNR Issue 90 (November 2019)

Blood Queen (Shakespeare’s Queens 1)

By Joanna Courtney - Published 2019


Blood Queen is the first in a trilogy exploring the ‘real women’ behind Shakespeare’s most notorious queens, beginning with Lady Macbeth. Shakespeare’...Read Review

Death Takes a Holiday at Pemberley: A Pride & Prejudice Romantic Fantasy

By Kelly Miller - Published 2019



1815: In this spin-off of Pride and Prejudice, Fitzwilliam Darcy is coaxing his horse up a narrow track, thinking lovingly of his wife Elizabeth ...Read Review

A Different Kind of Madness

By Pauline Schokman - Published 2019


This novel is set in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in the 1960s, although the narrative timeline does jump back at times. Greta van ...Read Review

One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow

By Olivia Hawker - Published 2019



In the Northern Wyoming prairie in the shadow of the Bighorn Mountains, the Bemis and Webber families are the only settlers for miles, ...Read Review

Hudson’s Kill: A Justice Flanagan Thriller

By Paddy Hirsch - Published 2019



In 1803, a young black girl is found stabbed to death in New York City.  City Marshal Justice Flanagan is on the case. The ...Read Review

Words on Fire

By Jennifer A. Nielsen - Published 2019


Children/Young Adult

What does it take to conquer a people? In the late 19th century, Russian and American governments define it as assimilation. As the ...Read Review

Occupied: A Novel Based on a True Story

By Kurt Blorstad - Published 2019


A thin frame story introduces a narrator traveling to Norway in 1999 and sitting down to listen to his father tell stories about his ...Read Review

The Darwin Strain: An R. J. MacCready Novel

By Bill Schutt - By J. R. Finch - Published 2019



In 1948, as the cold war is taking off, U.S. Army Intelligence Captain “Mac” MacCready, and his friend and colleague, “Special Agent” Yanni ...Read Review


By Jeff Mccomsey - Published 2019


Major General Smedley Butler, USMC, is one of a number of famous fighting Marine Generals. This graphic novel begins in 1932 one year after ...Read Review