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By Tasha Alexander -
This is the eleventh in Alexander’s Lady Emily mystery series set in the Victorian era. Lady Emily goes to Athens and then ...Read Review
By Chris Nickson -
The latest in the Inspector Tom Harper series is another expertly written Victorian police procedural. An interesting scrap of history – the 1893 test of ...Read Review
By Jacquelyn Benson -
In 1898, archivist Ellie Mallory defies convention by holding a college degree, a job, and a fierce independence. One day at work, she stumbles ...Read Review
By Melissa Ashley -
This is an extraordinary and a memorable book. Although it is, perhaps, aimed more at ornithologists, taxidermists, taxonomists, twitchers and nature illustrators, I ...Read Review
By Anne Perry -
Revenge in a Cold River is the 22nd in Anne Perry’s mystery series set in 1860s London, featuring Commander William Monk of ...Read Review
By William Rose -
William Rose’s novel focuses on a patient at the famous Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris as the 19th century draws to ...Read Review
By James Benmore -
Jack Dawkins, the Artful Dodger, Fagin’s top thief and burglar, is having a bad time, slave to the opium poppy, his precious ...Read Review
By Steven Price -
Given its length and structure containing four flashback sections plus an epilogue, By Gaslight appears a daunting read. However, in this case appearances ...Read Review
By Ronald Welch - By Victor Ambrus (illus.) -
England, 1853. Young William Carey is hard-working, when he wants to be – like becoming an expert billiards player. Otherwise, he’s lazy and too ...Read Review
By Karen Charlton -
Detective Stephen Lavender and Constable Ned Woods of London’s Bow Street Police Office arrive in a small town in Northamptonshire at the ...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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