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By Heather Redmond -
This engaging cozy mystery—the first in a series—finds 23-year old Charles Dickens employed as a journalist for the Evening Chronicle in ...Read Review
By Mary Monroe -
Tall, ungainly, thirty-one-year-old African American Joyce MacPherson lives in her parents’ home, works as a teacher’s aide, and pines for a hot ...Read Review
By Dianne Freeman -
It’s almost the turn of the century in London. Frances Wynn, the Countess of Harleigh, has endured the mandated year of mourning ...Read Review
By Jack Ford -
Based on the true story of Catharine “Kitty” Payne, Ford’s historical novel follows the story of a slave woman on her tumultuous ...Read Review
By Alyssa Maxwell -
Emma Cross loves the elegant seaside resort of Newport, Rhode Island. In the summer of 1898, she returns there from New York as a ...Read Review
By Rosanna Chiofalo -
Rosanna Chiofalo’s latest novel, The Sunflower Girl, sweeps the reader into the blossoming Tuscan countryside in a dual narrative: one part of ...Read Review
By Gregory Harris -
In Victorian London, several prostitutes are found murdered and viciously gutted. Detective Colin Pendragon, along with his trusted companion Ethan Pruitt, is called ...Read Review
By Andrea Penrose -
This is a thoroughly enjoyable Regency thriller/mystery novel in the same vein and era as The Alienist. The story centers around the ...Read Review
By Penny Richards -
Believing that a woman can influence wrongdoers to change their ways, Lilly Long leaves a touring theatre company to become a Pinkerton operative. ...Read Review
By Liz Freeland -
Murder in Greenwich Village is the first book in a new mystery series featuring Louise Faulk as the first woman to eventually become ...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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