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By Ashley Gardner -
Captain Lacey has been called in to help investigate the mysterious disappearances of two street girls in Covent Garden. It appears that a ...Read Review
By Victoria Thompson -
In the turbulent immigrant neighborhoods of late 1890s New York, Tammany Hall ward heelers juggle political power while other ethnic groups protect their ...Read Review
By Susan Wittig Albert -
I am currently relishing rereading Beatrix Potter’s books with my daughter, so I was delighted to discover a mystery series featuring Miss ...Read Review
By Kate Kingsbury -
This delightful cozy mystery, set in World War II rural England, is the latest in the author’s Manor House series. Elizabeth Compton, ...Read Review
By Jane Jakeman -
In 1908 Revel Callender, an English lawyer, is living in Venice, taking time off to see all that Italy has to offer. An ...Read Review
By Emily Brightwell -
This is the latest entry in Emily Brightwell’s long-running series set in Victorian London, in which the housekeeper Mrs. Jeffries and the ...Read Review
By Margaret Frazer -
It is the summer of 1450. Dame Frevisse must travel to London to select cloth and patterns for church vestments. But Frevisse is also ...Read Review
By Lou Jane Temple -
What a great idea, a mystery series during the French Revolution when restaurants began, chefs to the aristocrats finding themselves suddenly without employers. ...Read Review
By Emily Brightwell -
The latest offering in Emily Brightwell’s series of Mrs. Jeffries mysteries finds Inspector Witherspoon being summoned to Richmond to investigate the murder ...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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