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By Vasudev Murthy -
Presumed dead between 1891 and 1894, Sherlock Holmes was actually engaged in international intrigue across Europe and North Africa in this well-researched novel. At the ...Read Review
By D.W. Lovett (trans.) - By Sarah Lark -
In 1846 Wicklow County, Ireland, a manor kitchen maid, Kathleen, carries leftover scones for Michael to their secret meeting grove by the river. They ...Read Review
By Rosanne L. Higgins -
Seventeen-year-old Irish immigrant, Ciara Sloane, begins her adventures at the start of Rosanne Higgins’ novel Orphans and Inmates in the teeth of almost ...Read Review
By Dinitia Smith -
In 1880, Marian Evans, better known as George Eliot, married John Walter Cross; she was sixty, and Johnnie, as he was called, was forty. ...Read Review
By Marie Laval -
1815. Six years after her husband’s presumed death, half-French Marie-Ange is living in straitened circumstances in Devon. Possible financial succour arrives when the ...Read Review
By Victoria Thompson -
Victorian New York: Maeve, the nursemaid for the newly married Sarah and Frank Malloy, answers the doorbell to find a distraught Mrs. O’...Read Review
By Anne Perry -
Shortly before Christmas 1898, a bomb explodes in a house in a quiet London neighborhood. Two policemen are killed and three others seriously injured. ...Read Review
By Diane Allen -
Polly Harper loves her happy life in the Yorkshire Dales on the farm of her affectionate parents. But it is the 19th century, ...Read Review
By A. J. Wright -
Wigan, Lancashire, 1893. The town is paralyzed by a coal miners’ strike, and many families are struggling to survive in the bitter winter weather. ...Read Review
By Amanda Quick -
Victorian England is not the time or place for Miss Calista Langley’s introduction agency, which brings together respectable but lonely ladies and ...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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