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By Sarah D’Almeida -
Aramis finds his Spanish mistress, Violette, dead in her palace rooms. Violette, friend to Queen Anne, is married to a French nobleman whom ...Read Review
By Cordelia Frances Biddle -
This historical mystery is set in Philadelphia in 1842. Martha Beale is the sheltered, unmarried daughter of a wealthy financier, Lemuel Beale, who goes ...Read Review
By Dilly Court -
Sagas, the comfy slippers of reading matter. Nothing demanding in style or content, but a good book for bedtime or after a bout ...Read Review
By Simonetta Agnello Hornby (trans. Alastair McEwan) -
During the late 19th century, Amalia and her ailing niece live in an almost inaccessible cave on the rocky coast of Sicily. They ...Read Review
By Mary Jane Staples -
This is the story of how Maisie Gibbs met Daniel Adams and it all began. Maisie was born in 1876 in London’s East ...Read Review
By Maxim Chattam (trans. Susan Dyson) -
Translated from the French, this thriller alternates between present-day France and 1920s Cairo. Marion is whisked away to Mont-Saint-Michel by the French Secret ...Read Review
By Nora Gallagher -
In the summer of 1945, near Los Alamos, Eleanor, a gifted painter who has fled to the desert to escape a destructive marriage, rescues ...Read Review
By Andrew Martin -
An amateur footballer has seriously injured a goalkeeper at a friendly match on the railway grounds in York and railway detective Jim Stringer ...Read Review
By S. Yizahar (trans. Nicholas de Lange) -
Called “the founding Father of Israeli literature…and master of prose fiction,” Yizhar produced Preliminaries at a time when the majority of scholars ...Read Review
By Pauline Chandler -
This is the story of a young woman, Berengeria—a Viking queen who comes with her people to live on the coast of ...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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