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By Kerry Greenwood -
This is the third book of the adventures of the Honourable Phryne Fisher, lady detective, set in 1920s Australia. Phryne is on the ...Read Review
By Caroline Preston -
In 1915, F. Scott Fitzgerald met a society girl, Ginevra King, with whom he had a brief romance before she lost interest in him. ...Read Review
By Caryn James -
Caryn James’s second novel is a Jazz Age story of the art world that echoes the themes of love, loss and ...Read Review
By Sheila Wood Foard -
Clara Massie’s 14th birthday isn’t the celebration she imagined. Farming in the Ozarks of 1919 is hard work, and her dad ...Read Review
By Kirstin Allio -
In Garner, New Hampshire, in 1925, postman Willard Heald discovers the body of Frances Giddens in a stream. Frances is the ostensible and elusive ...Read Review
By Loraine Despres -
Tired of mourning her husband, Belle Cantrell does what any aspiring suffragette would do—she bobs her hair—and the town of Gentry, ...Read Review
By Kerry Greenwood -
Published (c1996)Published 2006
What a delightful read! Think of a classic mystery spoof transplanted to Australia, complete with an eccentric rich heroine, her Chinese lover, a ...Read Review
By Candace Allen -
Based on the life of Valaida Snow, one of the first female jazz trumpeters, this lyrical novel pulses with the heartbeat of black ...Read Review
By Junior Burke -
Something Gorgeous is a speculative retelling of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic The Great Gatsby. There are different plot twists and a new ...Read Review
By Amy Ephron -
Despite its title, One Sunday Morning actually takes place over a period of several weeks in an unspecified year in the 1920s after ...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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