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By Deanna Raybourn -
A Curious Beginning is the first installment in Deanna Raybourn’s new mystery series featuring Veronica Speedwell. Veronica is an intrepid traveler and ...Read Review
By P.D.R. Lindsay -
Naive and trusting, Tizzie never questions the life she leads as unpaid help in her brother’s household. Help is not quite correct – ...Read Review
By Diana Bretherick -
The second novel from Diana Bretherick is a dark twisting and gothic tale which moves along at a breakneck pace, bringing our hero, ...Read Review
By Linda Stratmann -
In the summer of 1880 workmen digging in a filthy London canal basin uncover human remains. The wife of a missing businessman engages proto-female ...Read Review
By Jim Burnside -
John Harper is a farm boy from rural Morayshire, illegitimate and unaware of his true father. He meets and marries Hannah Wilson, leaves ...Read Review
By J. C. Briggs -
London, November 1849. The novelist Charles Dickens and Superintendent Sam Jones of Bow Street are looking for a missing boy and his dog. A ...Read Review
Set in Victorian Brighton, this novel centres around the contemporary obsession with spirit mediums, ghosts and séances. The main character is Mina ...Read Review
By Shelagh Mazey -
This is the third in Shelagh Mazey’s Heart of Stone saga. For his crimes in the previous volume, the evil Nathan Meakins ...Read Review
By Tracy Rees -
Published 2015 (UK)Published 2016 (US)
Last year, Tracy Rees’ debut novel won Richard and Judy’s “search for a bestseller” competition. Completely engrossing, it was a worthy selection. ...Read Review
By Laura Landon -
As Lady Olivia Sheridan awaits the formal announcement of her engagement to Damien Bedford, Earl of Iversley, she is certain that all her ...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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