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By Lynn Brittney -
Published 2019Published 2020
This is the second in the Mayfair 100 series. (The first, Murder in Belgravia, I reviewed for HNR 86 as an online review.) July 1915: Chief ...Read Review
By Lynn Brittney -
Published 2018Published 2019
London, May 1915. Lady Harriet Murcheson has confessed to the murder of her husband, but will only divulge the details to a married woman ...Read Review
By Judy McCrosky -
In this introspective reimagining of Pride and Prejudice, Miss Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy’s romance is entirely unsuitable in the eyes ...Read Review
By R. J. Koreto -
Philadelphia Rutledge’s coming-of-age ball at her uptown New York mansion ends in disaster when one of the most universally hated guests dies. ...Read Review
By Vivian Conroy -
Unable to showcase her knowledge about the natural history of butterflies in Victorian England, Merula Merriweather must pretend that her uncle Rupert is ...Read Review
By Nancy Herriman -
It’s 1593, and since fleeing Elizabethan London after her husband’s murder, Bess Ellyott has been living in her brother’s house in ...Read Review
By Christine Trent -
In September 1853, Florence Nightingale has finally shaken off her mother’s demands that she make a good marriage and has left home to ...Read Review
By Amanda Allen -
Santa Fe Mourning is the promising start to a new series. It is set in the 1920s when losses from the First World ...Read Review
By Conor Brady -
Published 2016Published 2017
Dublin detective Joe Swallow returns in a third volume, this time to solve a series of murderous attacks on young women, attacks that ...Read Review
By D. M. Quincy -
Based on a notorious Scottish scandal, re-set in Regency London, this mystery has Atlas Catesby, gentleman and aficionado of custom-made puzzles, investigating the ...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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