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By Rachel Florence Roberts -
Lady Anne Stanbury wakes in a dark cell in 1885 and has no memory as to how she got there. She believes she’s ...Read Review
By P. N. Elrod -
It is Christmas Eve, 1879, and a man is found hanged in his home. A knock on Alex Pendlebury’s door, and she knows ...Read Review
By Dan Simmons -
What happens when a despondent and suicidal Henry James meets Sherlock Holmes on the banks of the Seine in Paris in 1893? In the ...Read Review
By Y. S. Lee -
Mary Quinn, a half-Chinese, half-Irish orphan raised by a secret all-female detective agency in Victorian London, has founded her own firm with her ...Read Review
By Vanessa Tait -
Vanessa Tait is the great-granddaughter of Alice Liddell, the Alice of Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass. In her childhood ...Read Review
By Jane Ridley -
This compact biography of Queen Victoria, part of the Penguin Monarchs series, covers the whole length of her life, from her birth, as ...Read Review
By Vaughn Entwistle -
This novel is set in Victorian London, amidst the fog and industrial machines of the day. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, doctor and author ...Read Review
By Jamie Michele -
Colonel William Henry Dermont and his wife, comfortably presiding over their country manor, The Mount, are proud to be marrying their son and ...Read Review
By M. J. Carter -
1841: Captain William Avery and Blake have separately returned to England after their Indian adventures, which were related in The Strangler Vine. Reunited in ...Read Review
By Natasha Pulley -
Natasha Pulley’s debut is part steampunk (with the obligatory octopus featured as a clockwork character, and other steampunk elements such as gaslights), ...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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