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By Frances Brody -
Published 2016Published 2017
Private investigator Kate Shackleton is in dire need of a holiday, and heads from London to the seaside town of Whitby to rest ...Read Review
By Julian Evans (trans.) - By Michel Déon -
Michel Déon is a French author well-respected in France for his long literary career of over 50 works, but little-known in the English-speaking ...Read Review
By Jim Eldridge -
Set in London, England, in 1921, this is the second mystery in the DCI Paul Stark series. Stark is a widower, the father of ...Read Review
By R.J. Ellory -
Nicky Mariani and his sister are from Corsica, and both are ambitious, full of dreams and determined to become the Kings of America ...Read Review
By Cora Harrison -
In the politically roiled Irish city of Cork in 1923, Reverend Mother Aquinas’s latest investigation is tragically personal. An old childhood friend, the ...Read Review
By Graham Swift -
Published 2016Published 2017
Despite the title, Mothering Sunday is lacking in mothers. It is the story of what a young housemaid and orphan, Jane Fairchild, chooses ...Read Review
By Beatriz Williams -
Williams returns to the characters and Jazz Age period she has so entertainingly explored in A Certain Age and The Wicked City. Cocoa ...Read Review
By Andrew Wilson -
In December 1926, Agatha Christie went missing for ten days. The police organised searches for her, and press speculation reached frenzied heights. She was ...Read Review
By Sonja Yoerg -
In Vermont in the late 1920s, Solange was a young woman who fell in love, married, and had a baby. Her husband was ...Read Review
By Stephen Baxter -
This is a sequel to H.G. Wells’ iconic story of the Martian invasion of England. It is 1920, and the story is told ...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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