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By June Francis -
Liverpool, 1918. The Great War is drawing to a close. Nineteen-year-old Clara O’Toole lives with her crabby grandmother, Bernie. Clara’s father has ...Read Review
By James Anderson -
Published (c1975)Published 2008
This is the first in a trilogy of Golden Age murder mysteries set in the elegant surroundings of Alderley House, home to the 12...Read Review
By Jack Ludlow -
This is the second of a trilogy set in the Roman Republic during the period before Julius Caesar. The first part, Pillars of ...Read Review
By Margaret Irwin -
1554: At the court of Mary Tudor of England, a man and woman are joined in a battle of words and wits. He is ...Read Review
Young Mary, Queen of Scots, returns to Scotland after years of exile and is immediately caught up in the religious and political power ...Read Review
By Edward Marston -
This is Restoration comedy, the eighth whodunit in the popular Redmayne series. Christopher Redmayne, the young architect, is making his reputation by building ...Read Review
By David Donachie -
This is the third novel in Donachie’s 1790s naval series and so continues the story of John Pearce and his friends, who ...Read Review
Toulon, 1793. In this fourth John Pearce adventure, our hero, now a naval lieutenant, continues to be a thorn in the flesh of Authority. ...Read Review
Edward Marston is famous as a writer of whodunits, which are published under at least three names. For the first time he has ...Read Review
By James Anderson -
This is a delightful 1930s English country house murder mystery, the second in the series set in the Earl of Burford’s ...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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