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By Iain Pears -
If this short novel doesn’t capture the reader’s attention, then little else will. Scottish painter Henry MacAlpine welcomes his old friend ...Read Review
By H.R. Knight -
During a 1903 London visit, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle attends a Houdini performance and finds himself defending Houdini from a vindictive audience member. Houdini ...Read Review
By Marion Chesney -
Chesney continues the adventures of Lady Rose Summer and her fiancé of convenience, private investigator Captain Harry Cathcart, in the third installment of ...Read Review
By Susan Wittig Albert -
Children’s book author Beatrix Potter joins the likes of Jane Austen and Arthur Conan Doyle, re-imagined as an amateur sleuth. Albert, who ...Read Review
By Gillian Linscott -
Published 2003Published 2004
What a delightful protagonist I have just met in Nell Bray! Suffragette, translator in early 20th century London, she is bright, resourceful, realistic, ...Read Review
By Katharine Boling -
The tales of pre-teen twin sisters Pauline and Arlene change off, chapter by chapter, in this novel geared for readers ten and older. ...Read Review
By Marion Chesney -
Hasty Death is the second in Chesney’s new Edwardian mystery series featuring Lady Rose Summer and Captain Harry Cathcart. Headstrong Lady Rose, ...Read Review
By Kate Kingsbury -
An accomplished writer, Kate Kingsbury continues her Pennyfoot Hotel series with this cozy Christmas read. No Clue at the Inn reunites Cecily Baxter ...Read Review
By Robin Paige -
London, 1902, Coronation Day: a milestone for Edward VII, who finally succeeds to the throne. Spectators fill the streets, including an anarchist whose bomb ...Read Review
By Catherine Cookson -
Published 1993 (UK)Published 2004
This reissue of Catherine Cookson’s debut novel, Kate Hannigan, is a handsome volume. Unfortunately, I did not find the book to my ...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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