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By Frances Brody -
Published 2010Published 2013
Detective Kate Shackleton solves her second murder mystery in this fun, well-plotted mystery set in 1920s Harrogate. An amateur theatre production managed by ...Read Review
By Robert Hough -
The tower of the title is for radio broadcast, erected just over the Mexican border from Texas in 1931. The lives of the people ...Read Review
By Antonio Pennachi - By Judith Landry (trans.) -
Many dictators from Nero to Napoleon had set out to drain the Italy’s malarial Pontine Marshes, but it was Mussolini who finally ...Read Review
By Kathleen Tessaro -
It is a decade after the end of the Second World War, and Grace Munroe is trying to fit in to the role ...Read Review
By Beverly Swerling -
Beverly Swerling’s latest work is a gripping dual-period novel that is partly a ghost story. Events in Tudor London affect the modern-day ...Read Review
By Alan Gratz -
The story begins in 1939 in Krakow. The Nazis are rolling over Poland when ten-year-old Yanek and his family hear the first bombs explode. ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Ross -
Sixteen-year-old Maude Pichon, daughter of a Breton shopkeeper, has always dreamed of life outside her small village. In a desperate attempt to avoid ...Read Review
By Ella March Chase -
Published 2011Published 2013
This is much more the story of all three Grey sisters – Lady Jane, Lady Katherine and Lady Mary – than of the unfortunate Jane, ...Read Review
By Carla Kelly -
Published 1994Published 2013
In 1801, young American Quaker Hannah Whittier is an innocent victim of the Napoleonic wars when she is shipwrecked after a French attack. She ...Read Review
By Troon Harrison -
Amelia Otterchild Mackenzie is a fourteen-year-old living on Canada’s Hudson Bay in the early 19th century. Abandoned first by her Scottish father ...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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