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By Robert Knott -
This is the fifth book in the Cole & Hitch saga, in which lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch are again faced with ...Read Review
By Robert Dinsdale -
Convict transportation to Australia had ceased by the 1860s, but for the next century Britain sanctioned the exportation of another kind of human ...Read Review
By Pam Jenoff -
Margot Rosenthal spent the majority of the war in England with her father, a professor. Now her father is one of the diplomats ...Read Review
By Murray Pura -
This is the third book in Murray Pura’s Snapshots of History series, and the second featuring Jude and Lyyndaya Whetstone, the couple ...Read Review
By Nicola Upson -
Published 2012Published 2013
In Nicola Upson’s fourth Josephine Tey mystery, nothing is what it appears—no surprise with Alfred Hitchcock involved. “Hitch” thinks he’s ...Read Review
By Lauren Willig -
Willig, author of the popular Pink Carnation series, departs from Napoleonic era, flower-monikered spies and the academics who research them for this complicated, ...Read Review
By Kay Honeyman -
Jade Moon is not the average Chinese immigrant, and this is not a stereotypical story of immigrants rising to success despite formidable obstacles. ...Read Review
By Vince Vawter -
The hero in this delightful book stutters. He calls his best friend “Rat” because he can’t pronounce “Art” properly. When our hero – ...Read Review
By Annabel Lyon -
Published 2012Published 2013
The Sweet Girl, Annabel Lyon’s follow up novel to her award winning 2011 novel, The Golden Mean, is a fast-moving, fascinating read even ...Read Review
By Margaret Thornton -
The novel opens in 1965 at a “Jacob’s Join” in a church in Aberthwaite, Yorkshire. The party is to welcome home the recently ...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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