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By Rhys Bowen -
Second in Bowen’s latest series featuring Lady Georgiana Rannoch, thirty-fourth in line to the English throne in 1932, this outing finds Georgiana juggling ...Read Review
By Rebecca Kent -
It’s 1905, and Meredith Llewellyn is the headmistress at Bellehaven, a finishing school for young ladies in the English Cotswolds. Meredith came to ...Read Review
By Maureen Ash -
This is the second installment in the Templar Bascot de Marins mystery series, set in Lincoln, England, in the year 1200. Bascot has been ...Read Review
By Margaret Frazer -
Margaret Frazer improves with each book. This is her seventeenth Dame Frevisse novel, and it has more depth then some of the earlier ...Read Review
By Kate Kingsbury -
This latest installment in the popular Pennyfoot Hotel series continues the often bumbling efforts of heroine Cecily Sinclair Baxter to solve the latest ...Read Review
By Maureen Ash -
AD 1200. In the bustling town of Lincoln, summer heat and drenching rain threaten to mar the festivities of the annual fair – only days ...Read Review
By Diane A.S. Stuckart -
Art is but one skill under scrutiny at Castle Sforza, Milan, in 1483. The Duke commands his court artist and engineer, Leonardo da Vinci, ...Read Review
By Sarah D’Almeida -
Seeking his apprentice’s killer, Musketeer Porthos calls upon his comrades for aid in this plot-twisting historical mystery set during the reign of ...Read Review
By Emily Brightwell -
As described by the publisher, Mrs Jeffries is the Miss Marple of Victorian mystery. Based on this, I was keen to read the ...Read Review
By Susan Wittig Albert -
This fourth volume in Albert’s series featuring children’s author Beatrix Potter and her friends, both human and animal, takes place in 1908, ...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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