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By Charles Veley -
Sherlock Holmes has been in hiding since his last case; thanks to the writing of his partner, Watson, the world thinks Holmes is ...Read Review
By Dixie Distler -
Dixie Distler’s excellent pastiche novel fills in the backstory of Bob Cratchit, the virtuous, bullied clerk of Ebeneezer Scrooge in Dickens’ A ...Read Review
By Amanda Quick - By Jayne Ann Krentz -
This story begins on an unnamed island in an unnamed part of the world, where the heroine, Amity Doncaster, discovers the hero, Benedict ...Read Review
By Beryl Matthews -
Published 2006 (US)Published 2015 (UK)
In 1890, Queenie Bonner is a happy and boisterous two-year old living in the slums of London. When she is ‘sold’ by her parents ...Read Review
By Danny Saunders -
The fictionalized life story of Elisabeth of Wittelsbach, commonly nicknamed “Sissi,” forms the spine of Danny Saunders’ novel. In 1854 Sissi married Franz Josef ...Read Review
By Jeanne Mackin -
A Lady of Good Family is a fictionalized account of landscape gardening pioneer Beatrix Farrand’s struggle to escape her privileged background and ...Read Review
By Seamas Duffy -
One of the most beloved and well-known literary figures of all time is once again back to solve more mysterious crimes with his ...Read Review
By Thomas Thorpe -
Thomas Thorpe continues his breezy, immensely enjoyable series of Victorian murder mysteries starring English married couple William and Elizabeth Darmon with this latest ...Read Review
By Edward Marston -
When the body of Vivian Quayle is discovered in an open grave in the Spondon village church, everyone is shocked. As he was ...Read Review
By Victoria Alexander -
Aunt Lucinda leaves Lucy Merryweather her fortune, along with a list of twenty-two adventures she wished she had accomplished. The impetuous Lucy travels ...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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