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By Tania Crosse -
Rose Maddiford, the daughter of the manager of the gunpowder mills at Cherrybrook, has no time for a husband; she devotes all her ...Read Review
By Graham Ison -
This is a most enjoyable police procedural, fast paced and easy to follow, an expert piece with a clever subtlety reminiscent of Sherlock ...Read Review
By James McGee -
The further adventures of Matthew Hawkwood, soldier, spy, Bow Street Runner. At the height of the wars with Napoleon thousands of French prisoners ...Read Review
By Howard Bahr -
Howard Bahr has made a name for himself in American literary circles with his three novels about the American Civil War. In Pelican ...Read Review
By Kerry Greenwood -
In 1928, on holiday in Sydney, Phryne Fisher has her vacation all planned out: cricket matches, dinner with the in-crowd, and lots of dancing. ...Read Review
By Catriona McCuaig -
This novel is the story of the Morgan family in Wales during the Second World War. Colliery owner Harry Morgan has plenty to ...Read Review
By Barbara Erskine -
At an end-of-term party, Jess, a teacher in London, is drugged and raped by someone she knows well. She suspects several men although ...Read Review
By Tracey E. Fern -
When the pioneer woman Molly first settled in Palo Duro Canyon in the late 1800s, life was hard and lonely. While doing her ...Read Review
By Craig Simpson -
Trondheim, 1940. Norway is under German occupation. They want its iron ore, and its deep fjords to hide their battleships and U-boats from the ...Read Review
By Ophelia Field -
In the late 1690s, a bookseller named Jacob Tonson began a scheme of paying young writers by feeding them in return for the ...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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