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By Belle Blackburn -
The Doctor’s Daughter follows Kate Seaver as she attempts to prove her father’s death – a gunshot wound to the chest – was ...Read Review
By Christopher New -
Under a layer of Victorian respectability, colonial Hong Kong was a seething hodgepodge of failed revolutionaries, crooks, opium dealers, Jewish refugees, pimps and ...Read Review
By Jane Steen -
The House of Closed Doors is a gripping story set in a small Midwestern town in the 1870s. The main character, Eleanor (Nell), ...Read Review
By Bill Kirton -
In 1840, Aberdeen on an early morning, the body of shipwright Jimmie Crombie is found on the beach as the tide recedes. While his ...Read Review
By Edward Swanson -
A dark tale with a building sense of the eerie, Mesmer’s Disciple moves from the street violence of mid-19th Century New ...Read Review
By Nancy Blanton -
In this nicely written debut, a young girl, Elvy, curses Oliver Cromwell after he murders a boy from her Irish village. In the ...Read Review
By Etka Gitel Schwartz -
Etka Gitel Schwartz originally published the stories that comprise Full Harvest in the pages of Binah magazine; they are here presented in a ...Read Review
By George Peter Algar -
This is the sequel to Algar’s first novel, The Shepherd Lord, and continues the story of Lord Henry Clifford. Clifford, after his ...Read Review
By David Pilling -
England, 1459. Lancaster and York are at each other’s throats, plunged into civil war. The first of a series, this story of political ...Read Review
By Paulette Mahurin -
Nevada, 1885, the news that Oscar Wilde has been imprisoned for acts of homosexuality has spread worldwide, and gossip and condemnation is rife. 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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