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By Catriona McPherson -
Captivating and beautifully written, this third book in the Dandy Gilver mystery series is set in 1920s Scotland. Our heroine, a respectable matron ...Read Review
By Amy Bloom -
In July of 1924, Lillian Leyb stands in line with hundreds of other women, waiting to interview for a job as a seamstress that ...Read Review
By Libby Sternberg -
In this compelling mystery, 15-year-old Carl Matuski and his older brother Adam, recently orphaned, move from Baltimore to Portland, Oregon in 1922, when Adam ...Read Review
By Bartle Bull -
It is 1922 in this sequel to Shanghai Station, and Russian Count Alexander Karlov, determined to avenge his parents’ murder and find his abducted ...Read Review
By Anna Davis -
In Art Deco 1920s Paris when it was a second home to the Americans, the City of Lights was a cheap place to ...Read Review
By David Fulmer -
David Fulmer’s 1920s Atlanta is a city torn by racial and class strife and patrolled by a poorly managed and corrupt police ...Read Review
By Renee Dodd -
Narrated by a dwarf, a wolf-woman, conjoined twins, a tattooed man, and an individual of ambiguous sex – and a few more of God’...Read Review
By Carola Dunn -
It’s Guy Fawkes Night, 1924, and Daisy Fletcher, née Dalrymple, is invited to celebrate at friend Gwen’s family estate in the ...Read Review
By Kerry Greenwood -
This is the fourth in that delightful 1920s mystery series by Kerry Greenwood about the Honourable Phryne Fisher. Phryne is the woman we’...Read Review
Sprightly, witty, fast-moving – all describe both this mystery and its heroine. Phryne (pronounced fry-nee) Fisher is named for an Athenian courtesan of legendary ...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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