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By Lindsey Davis -
This is another story in the Falco series set in Rome in the first century AD. It concerns Falco’s daughter, Flavia, who ...Read Review
By Carola Dunn -
Set in London during 1928, this is the latest of more than twenty Daisy Dalrymple mysteries. Daisy, wife of Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher ...Read Review
By Tessa Arlen -
This newest addition to the Lady Montfort mystery series is set in 1916 during the darkest days of WWI. The Montfort family has allowed ...Read Review
By Frances Brody -
Published 2017Published 2018
This ninth Kate Shackleton mystery is set in Leeds, England in 1927. Private investigator Kate is aided by her assistant, ex-policeman Jim Sykes, and ...Read Review
By Will Thomas -
Old Scores is ninth in Thomas’s excellent Victorian-era series featuring enquiry agent Cyrus Barker and his assistant, Thomas Llewelyn. The Japanese are ...Read Review
By Arnaldur Indridason - By Victoria Cribb (trans.) -
Retired detective Konrád is contacted by his former partner in the Reykjavik CID about the death of 90-year old Stefán Thordarson, ...Read Review
By Tasha Alexander -
Lady Emily accompanies her husband, Colin, to St Petersburg in the winter of 1900 as he undertakes a delicate but unspecified task for Queen ...Read Review
By Maia Chance -
Down-on-her luck widow Lola Woodby has been working to keep herself and her erstwhile cook turned business partner, Berta Lundgren, in gin and ...Read Review
By Lindsey Davis -
September, AD 89. Rome is in turmoil. Emperor Domitian is on the throne and becoming more and more paranoid. Rumours abound that the murdered ...Read Review
By Peter Tremayne -
In 671 AD Ireland, Fidelma and her brother, King Colgu of Cashel, are shocked to learn of the murder of their esteemed bishop, Segdae, ...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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