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By Carola Dunn -
This, tenth in the series featuring British writer Daisy Dalrymple, finds her in 1923, newly married to Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland ...Read Review
By Jill Shure -
Jeri Devlin goes to New York on October 23rd, 1999, to try to find her brother, Paul, who vanished mysteriously six months before. She ...Read Review
By Craig Holden -
The Jazz Bird is an imaginative retelling of the true story of the murder of Imogene Remus by her husband George, a bootlegger. ...Read Review
By Carola Dunn -
Murder aboard a trans-Atlantic liner in 1923–what a perfect setting for a by-the-clues detective story! Daisy Dalrymple, in her ninth mystery adventure, has ...Read Review
By Glen David Gold -
In August 1923, President Harding dies after attending a performance of stage illusionism given by Carter the Great. The capstone of the evening’s ...Read Review
By Michael Kilian -
Michael Kilian’s day job consists of writing a weekly newspaper column, mostly commenting with a rather attractive, sly shallowness on the putative ...Read Review
By Robin Lippincott -
Can a divorced mother, her best friend, her two young children, three artists and their various lovers live together in the same ...Read Review
By Lee Martin -
The growing metropolis of 1920s Denton, Texas and the evolution of race relations are examined in Lee Martin’s first full-length novel. Although ...Read Review
By Lisa Michaels -
In November 1928, with minimal supplies and a homemade boat, newlyweds Glen and Bessie Hyde left Green River, Utah with the goal of running ...Read Review
By Kathryn Mitchell -
Knox Plains, Texas was a racially divided town in the 1920s, during the coming of age of Moose O’Malley and his uncle ...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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