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By Gabriel Valjan -
Charles Loew, a studio writer for Warner Brothers Pictures, is found dead, shot in the back of the head at close range, a .22 ...Read Review
By Isabel Stilwell - By Martha Stilwell D’Andrade (trans.) -
Not many English-speaking readers will have heard of Dona Maria II, Queen of Portugal – and to add her full title “Portugal and the ...Read Review
By Melissa Ashley -
This bustling book is set in Paris in 1699, under the reign of Louis XIV. It explores the lives of a group of female ...Read Review
By Robert T. Wang -
Lee Su-Mei is an unconventional guan (nobleman’s) daughter: she refuses to let her feet be bound, and she drives her father to ...Read Review
By Nicole Sallak Anderson -
205 BCE. Prince Ankhmakis is the second son of the last native Egyptian king. Natasa is training to be the High Priestess of Isis. ...Read Review
By Nicky Moxey -
Early 12th century: When Jean’s father leaves France for the Levant, he sends his young son to Dodnash Priory in England, to ...Read Review
By Sarah Jio -
It’s 2009, and Caroline has just come face-to-face with a man from her past – a past she’s been running from. In her ...Read Review
By Klaus Gietinger - By Loren Balhorn (trans.) -
It is the post-WWI period, and Germany is in the slouch of defeat. A revolutionary air is passing through the country. The radical ...Read Review
By Kate Morrison -
The central character of Susan Charlewood looms large in this impressive debut by a former journalist and press officer. The book was longlisted ...Read Review
By Pamela Borden Heckert -
Author Heckert has volunteered in the archives of what is now Doane Academy, which inspired her to write this novel about a group ...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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