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By Victoria Thompson -
The murder of a lovely young Chinese-Irish-American girl from an affluent Chinatown family, shortly after her elopement with a handsome Irish-American youth from ...Read Review
By Margaret Frazer -
As Parliament meets in autumn 1435, London offers diversions aplenty to the lords temporal and spiritual. When actor-playwright Joliffe and his company of itinerant ...Read Review
By Margaret Frazer - By Robert Hale -
Published 2004Published 2007
A 15th-century company of players come toOxford, where, as well as their planned performances at theCorpus Christi festival, they are invited to entertain ...Read Review
By Ace Atkins -
The true-life murder of 1950s-era straw-hatted Tampa crime boss Charlie Wall sets off a chain of events in this noir-on-steroids thriller. You want ...Read Review
By Rhys Bowen -
Bowen, author of the Molly Murphy mystery series, starts a new series with this book, featuring the engaging Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie. ...Read Review
This is the latest in Margaret Frazer’s Dame Frevisse mystery series and is set in London during the reign of Henry VI. ...Read Review
In 1450, England had been warring with France for almost a century. But the English were now on the losing side. There is evidence ...Read Review
By Sarah D’Almeida -
With an “All for one, murder for all,” Alexandre Dumas’ famous literary characters turn sleuth in this debut of a new series. No ...Read Review
By Kate Kingsbury -
Pray for a rainy day! It’ll give you the perfect excuse to curl up with Kate Kingsbury’s latest book in the ...Read Review
By Margaret Frazer -
A Play of Knaves, the third in the Joliffe Mysteries series (a spin-off of Frazer’s well-known Sister Frevisse mysteries) finds the intrepid ...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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