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By Edward Marston -
London, 1817. This is the fourth in Edward Marston’s The Bow Street Rivals series. The private detectives, twins Peter and Paul Skillen, are ...Read Review
By Jim Kelly -
1939 Cambridge, England. It is the first night of the blackout – The Great Darkness, in what is still the Phoney War. Detective Inspector Eden ...Read Review
By Katherine Stansfield -
1844 on Bodmin Moor. Anna Drake wants to set up her own detective agency at a time when this service was very new and ...Read Review
By Margaret Kaine -
I thoroughly enjoyed The Black Silk Purse. Set in Edwardian England on the brink of suffrage, the novel follows the lives of three ...Read Review
By Jane MacKenzie -
June 1941, Alexandria. World War II is dragging on, and the British and their allies seem to be incapable of stopping Rommel’s advance. ...Read Review
By Alanna Knight -
Murder Lies Waiting may grab the attention by its quirky title, giving the reader the idea that they are in for a real ...Read Review
By June Tate -
The absolute horror and loss of life experienced by the soldiers and the medics who treated them from the battlefields of Passchendaele during 1917 ...Read Review
By Susanna Bavin -
This is a debut novel set in Chorlton, Manchester in the years after The Great War. It is a gripping page-turner which is ...Read Review
By David Hingley -
Mercia Blakewood has returned to England, having successfully concluded her assignment in New York on behalf of King Charles the Second. Surely now ...Read Review
By Philip Kazan -
The Black Earth begins in 1922, with a chance encounter between two children in Athens. Zoë has become separated from her parents, who were ...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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