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By John Maddox Roberts -
This is the sixth entry in one of my favorite mystery series, starring Decius Metellus the Younger. Set in 696 A.D. in Gaul, ...Read Review
By Laura Joh Rowland -
The Pillowbook of Lady Wisteria is the seventh in Rowland’s popular series of Japanese murder mysteries featuring samurai Sano Ichiro and his ...Read Review
By Carola Dunn -
This, tenth in the series featuring British writer Daisy Dalrymple, finds her in 1923, newly married to Detective Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland ...Read Review
By Laura Joh Rowland -
Normally the most absorbing aspect of even a historical whodunit is the plot, but in Rowland’s superb Sano and Reiko series her ...Read Review
By Catherine Jinks -
Brother Bernard Peyre of Prouille, of the city of Lazet in the French Pyrenees, is surprisingly tolerant for a member of his profession. ...Read Review
By Kate Ellis -
Past and present again intertwine in the second of the Wesley Peterson crime novels (first up was The Merchant’s House), set near ...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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