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By Michael McGarrity -
Kevin Kearney, the protagonist of a successful detective series, has roots that go deep in the New Mexican past, as does his creator, ...Read Review
By Fiona Davis -
1952. When 17-year-old Darby McLaughlin moves from Defiance, Ohio to New York to take a secretarial course, she quickly falls under the spell of ...Read Review
By Lauren Wolk -
In western Pennsylvania during WWII, there was an area in between farmlands called Wolf Hollow. The name, coined several generations back, originated from ...Read Review
By Jennifer Chiaverini -
In 1863, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, still reeling from a personal tragedy and living amid the national tragedy of the Civil War, wrote the poem “...Read Review
By Alexandra Curry -
European and Japanese powers are vying for Chinese trade and even takeover in the late 1800s. Meanwhile, seven-year-old Jinhua’s peaceful world is ...Read Review
By Lori Roy -
Roy’s newest novel, set in rural Kentucky, tells Sarah Crowley’s story, first with her sister Juna in 1936, and then through the ...Read Review
When Ulysses S. Grant courted Miss Julia Dent from a Missouri slave-owning family, he was fresh from West Point and soon to be ...Read Review
By Jussi Adler-Olsen - By Steve Schein (trans.) -
Published 2014 (UK)Published 2015 (US)
Jussi Adler-Olsen has taken a break from his popular Department Q series and brought us a deeply researched, hauntingly psychological thriller that will ...Read Review
By Siobhan Adcock -
Bridget should be happy. She has a handsome husband and an adorable year-old daughter, so why can’t she stop thinking about death? ...Read Review
By Ken Follett -
The Century Trilogy concludes with this historical novel that captures the essence of historical events from 1961 to 2008. It is thrilling in its evocation ...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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