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By Kate Mosse -
While Minou Reydon-Joubert, her Calvinist husband, Piet, and their children ready themselves for the journey to Paris, where the marriage between Henry III ...Read Review
By Elsa Hart -
China, 1711. Li Du returned to his home of Beijing three years ago and is still trying to unlock a mystery from his past. ...Read Review
By Leonard Goldberg -
This is the second book in the Daughter of Sherlock Holmes mystery series, this time set in 1914. A top-secret document is stolen from ...Read Review
By Arnaldur Indridason - By Victoria Cribb (trans.) -
This is the sequel to last year’s The Shadow District, with both books set in Reykjavík, Iceland, during the Second World ...Read Review
By Ashley Weaver -
“You’ve stumbled upon another body,” Inspector Jones says to the wife-and-husband sleuth team Amory and Milo Ames. It’s in fact the ...Read Review
By Mariah Fredericks -
Set amidst the extravagance of 1910 New York City, where moneyed families lived in fear of scandal, this is a story of two deaths. ...Read Review
By Charles Finch -
In this engrossing prequel to the Charles Lenox mysteries, set in 1850, Finch’s amiable aristocratic hero is not yet the distinguished Parliamentarian and ...Read Review
By Jessica Fellowes -
England, 1920. Louisa Cannon, 19, must leave London to escape her abusive uncle. When the Mitfords, a wealthy Oxfordshire family, hire Louisa as nursemaid, it ...Read Review
By Kelli Stanley -
Miranda Corbie works as a private investigator in San Francisco in the months before the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. She takes on ...Read Review
By Steven Saylor -
Here is the long-awaited next installment of Saylor’s Roman mystery series, featuring Gordianus the Finder, that deals with Julius Caesar’s assassination. ...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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