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By Emilio Calderón - By Katherine Silver (trans.) -
For the first few chapters, this is a Da Vinci Code-style thriller. Rival groups of unscrupulous men from sinister organisations (Himmler’s SS, ...Read Review
By Beatrice Colin -
Born to a cabaret singer but orphaned in scandalous circumstances, Lilly is alone in the world. She is brought up at St. Xavier’...Read Review
By Julia Gregson -
Published 2008Published 2009
The start of this novel, set in 1928, finds Viva Hollaway, a young woman in her mid-twenties, trying to put together a way ...Read Review
By Philip Kerr -
Published 2008Published 2009
Framed as a war criminal, ex-SS officer Bernie Gunther is forced to flee to Argentina with the likes of Adolph Eichmann for company. ...Read Review
By Catriona McPherson -
The latest Dandy Gilver mystery is set in Perthshire in 1925/26 on the estate of Albert Wilson, a wealthy brickmaker (“the name tells you ...Read Review
By James Ryan -
Ireland 1942. Matt Duggan, fresh out of college, starts his first post as a teacher at the boys’ school in the small town ...Read Review
By Julie Klassen -
Lilly Haswell, an apothecary’s daughter from the village of Bedsley Priors, feels her luck has turned when her previously unknown aunt and ...Read Review
By Pauline Chandler -
History for animal lovers. Aoife, the niece of Caradoc the chieftain leading the struggle against the Romans in Britain, is captured in a ...Read Review
By Pauline Francis -
Set in the 1580s in England and Virginia, this is the love story of Nadie, a Native American girl from Secota, near Roanoke, ...Read Review
By Jackie French -
In 1861 Burke and Wills became the first white men to cross the Australian continent from the south to its north coast. Neither man ...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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